Movies like Independence Day

If you like "Independence Day" you are looking for exciting, suspenseful and semi serious movies about / with alien invasion, invasion, ufo, end of the world, spacecraft, save the world and evil alien themes of Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi genre shot in USA.
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Independence Day (1996)
 7.0
 529K
Independence Day (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On July 4, a plan is devised to gain access to the interior of the alien mothership in space, in order to plant a nuclear missile.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, tense, suspense, humorous, stylized, surprise ending, epic, psychotronic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, invasion, ufo, end of the world, spacecraft, save the world, evil alien, space and aliens, aliens, danger, pilot, alien encounter, battles, battle, alien, heroic mission, destruction, president, nuclear, chaos, machismo, media coverage, patriotism, countdown, extraterrestrial ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, rome italy, new york, london, los angeles, moscow russia, berlin germany ...

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Most similar movies to Independence Day

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, futuristic, psychotronic and visually appealing films with plots about danger, explosion, chase, weapons, catastrophe, alien and alien invasion mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Independence Day: Battle Los Angeles (2011), Pacific Rim (2013), Armageddon (1998), War of the Worlds (2005), Independence Day: Resurgence (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, save the world, alien invasion, invasion, survival, heroic mission, chaos, alien encounter, battlefield, battles, resistance, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, mojave desert, united states, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.9
 467K
Pacific Rim (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico, Hong Kong
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, serious, stylized, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant monster, monster, creature, save the world, evil alien, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, robot, danger, giant, destruction, survival ...
Time: future, 2020s, near future, year 2017
Place: pacific ocean, tokyo, hong kong, asia, alaska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.7
 397K
Armageddon (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper, who agrees to helm the dangerous ...
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, disaster movie, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, save the world, space travel, nasa, self sacrifice, astronaut, outer space, race against time, catastrophe, adventure, asteroid ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: paris france, usa, istanbul turkey, new york, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
War of the Worlds (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Ray Ferrier is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife and her new husband drop of his teenage son and young daughter for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, bleak, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, evil alien, end of the world, invasion, space and aliens, destruction, humanity in peril, survival, first contact, danger, disintegration ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, south america, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: We always knew they were coming back. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, surprise ending, exciting, entertaining ...
Plot: end of the world, human versus alien, alien invasion, alien, giant creature, alien civilization, outer space, apocalypse, survival, military, ufo, technology ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, tower bridge london, washington d.c., paris france, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.8
 237K
Battleship (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When mankind beams a radio signal into space, a reply comes from ‘Planet G’, in the form of several alien crafts that splash down in the waters off Hawaii. Lieutenant Alex Hopper is a weapons officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones, part of ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, psychotronic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, military, navy, battleship, u.s. navy, ufo, save the world, alien encounter, ship, danger, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 2005, year 2006 ...
Place: hawaii, hong kong, japan, new york, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.8
 354K
2012 (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, sentimental, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, catastrophe, tsunami, natural disaster, forces of nature, foreknowledge, human existence, vestiges of humanity, destruction, evacuation, demolished city ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, year 2010, near future ...
Place: china, usa, paris france, california, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 1.3M
The Avengers (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, psychotronic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, good versus evil, superhuman powers, monster, imaginary, teamwork, save the world, heroic mission, giant, evil alien, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same ...
Style: mind bending, futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time loop, time travel, alien, changing the past or future, alien invasion, invasion, soldier, evil alien, warrior, foreknowledge, deja vu, hi-tech ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.3
 518K
Men in Black (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a police chase with an otherworldly being, a New York City cop is recruited as an agent in a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth: the Men in Black. Agent Kay and new recruit Agent Jay find ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, exciting, not serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: alien, space and aliens, government agency, secret agents, creature, undercover, partners, ufo, alien encounter, aliens, save the world, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.0
 597K
Transformers (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Young teenager, Sam Witwicky becomes involved in the ancient struggle between two extraterrestrial factions of transforming robots – the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. Sam holds the clue to unimaginable power and the Decepticons will ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, exciting, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, teen comedy
Plot: giant robots, robot, good versus evil, androids and robots, alien, man versus machine, danger, chaos, computer cracker, transformation, save the world, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 19th century, 1890s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Sam Witwicky takes his first tenuous steps into adulthood while remaining a reluctant human ally of Autobot-leader Optimus Prime. The film centers around the space race between the USSR and the USA, suggesting there was a hidden Transformers role in ...
Style: exciting, psychotronic, absurd, futuristic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, alien planet, evil alien, giant robots, man versus machine, space travel, good versus evil, destruction, benign alien, killer robot, battles, nasa ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1961, year 1969, 1960s ...
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., africa, new mexico, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
 487K
Oblivion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is ...
Style: futuristic, mind bending, twists and turns, visually appealing, cerebral ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, future dystopia, apocalypse, dystopic future, space and aliens, alien encounter, disorder, space travel, catastrophe, survival, resistance, mysterious character ...
Time: future
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, new york, washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.
Style: humorous, futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, good versus evil, spacecraft, space travel, adventure, creature, teamwork, space and aliens, superhero, save the world, heroes, reluctant partners ...
Time: future, year 1988, 2010s, year 2014, 80s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After years of increases in the greenhouse effect, havoc is wreaked globally in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and the beginning of a new Ice Age. Paleoclimatologist, Jack Hall tries to warn the world while also ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, disaster movie, sincere ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, apocalypse, end of the world, natural disaster, scientist, tsunami, forces of nature, evacuation, disaster film, global warming, post apocalyptic, climate change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: los angeles, new york, antarctica, usa, new delhi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 336K
Men in Black 3 (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back...in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, psychotronic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: time travel, alien, changing the past or future, secret agents, time machine, hi-tech, sent to the past, ufo, race against time, space and aliens, benign alien, save the world ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 53K
Spectral (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A special-ops team is dispatched to fight supernatural being that have taken over a European city.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: danger, supernatural, survival, escapades, secret laboratory, space and aliens, military, science, battles, save the world, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: near future, future
Place: usa, new york, eastern europe, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 117K
The Predator (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other ...
Style: exciting, tense, psychotronic, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: alien, hunter, alien monster, massacre, hunting, predator, machismo, military, warrior, fear, space battle, invisibility ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: georgia, mexico, xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Starship Troopers (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, satirical, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, spacecraft, evil alien, soldier, space and aliens, future dystopia, monster, space battle, military, space travel, heroes, distopia ...
Time: future, 22nd century, 23rd century
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
 212K
Predators (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mercenary reluctantly leads a motley crew of warriors who soon come to realize they've been captured and deposited on an alien planet by an unknown nemesis. With the exception of a peculiar physician, they are all cold-blooded killers, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, deadly creature, evil alien, monster, jungle, space and aliens, soldier, hunting, warrior, hi-tech, survival, alien planet ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 373K
Predator (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, monster, survival, deadly creature, hunting, jungle, warrior, trap, evil alien, danger, creature, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1987, future
Place: latin america, central america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to ...
Style: futuristic, semi serious, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, outer space, space and aliens, adventure, space wars, good versus evil, team, self sacrifice, teamwork, heroic mission, mission ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and ...
Style: psychotronic, entertaining, epic, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Plot: heroes, army, superhero, supernatural power, catastrophe, superhero team, spacecraft, time machine, alien, good versus evil, apocalypse, time travel ...
Time: 1940s, 2020s, year 1970, near future, 2010s ...
Place: new york, tokyo, san francisco, norway, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, man versus machine, master villain, save the world, supernatural ability, good versus evil, superhero team, androids and robots, imaginary, graphic violence, artificial intelligence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, seoul, africa, new york, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 655K
Aliens (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story, all contact is ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious, complex ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, alien, deadly creature, space and aliens, outer space, survival, strong female character, space colony, evil alien, human versus alien, female warrior, space marine ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six ...
Style: surprise ending, exciting, semi serious, suspense, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural power, super villain, team, superhero, fight scenes, supervillain, magic, end of the world, battlefield, save the world, invasion, teenage superhero ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, scotland, africa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 693K
Man of Steel (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation ...
Style: comic, serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, adventure, save the world, secret identity, space and aliens, double life, imaginary, family relations, superhuman, alien invasion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, canada, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Fifth Element (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, cliffhanger, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, alien, future dystopia, save the world, space and aliens, good versus evil, heroic mission, end of the world, adventure, dystopic future, spacecraft, love ...
Time: future, 1910s, 1990s, 90s
Place: egypt, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Battlefield Earth (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the year 3000, man is no match for the Psychlos, a greedy, manipulative race of aliens on a quest for ultimate profit. Led by the powerful Terl, the Psychlos are stripping Earth clean of its natural resources, using the broken remnants of ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, post apocalypse, evil alien, survival, danger, heroic mission, save the world, good versus evil, mining, heroes, rivalry, spacecraft ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Independents' Day (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Aliens invade, this time delivering a clear ultimatum. The fate of humanity hangs in the balance as the U.S. President and citizens decide if these aliens are to be trusted ...or feared.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, intense
Plot: spacecraft, alien invasion, aerial combat, evil alien, first contact, invasion, government official, alien encounter, teamwork, machismo, one last chance, extraterrestrial ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%