Movies like Independence Day

If you like "Independence Day" you are looking for exciting, suspenseful and semi serious movies about / with alien invasion, invasion, save the world, end of the world, ufo, evil alien and space and aliens themes of Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi genre shot in USA.
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Independence Day (1996)
 7.0
 519K
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, save the world, end of the world, ufo, evil alien, space and aliens, spacecraft, aliens, danger, pilot, battles, battle, alien encounter, alien, heroic mission, destruction, president, war, nuclear, chaos, machismo, media coverage, patriotism, countdown ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, rome italy, new york, london, los angeles, moscow russia, berlin germany ...

Most similar movies to Independence Day

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, futuristic, visually appealing and suspenseful films with plots about danger, dialogue, technology, explosion, alien, weapons and chase mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Independence Day: Pacific Rim (2013), Battle Los Angeles (2011), War of the Worlds (2005), Armageddon (1998), Battleship (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
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Pacific Rim (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, serious, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant monster, creature, monster, save the world, evil alien, heroic mission, danger, survival, chaos and mayhem, destruction, giant, battles ...
Time: future, 2020s, year 2017, near future
Place: pacific ocean, tokyo, hong kong, asia, alaska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, intense, epic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, heroic mission, survival, save the world, chaos, invasion, battles, resistance, danger, sergeant, alien encounter, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, san diego california, united states, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, evil alien, invasion, end of the world, space and aliens, survival, danger, destruction, chaos, escapades, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, london, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.7
 389K
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, suspenseful, suspense, sentimental, disaster movie ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: save the world, apocalypse, end of the world, nasa, space travel, self sacrifice, astronaut, outer space, race against time, adventure, catastrophe, asteroid ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: paris france, usa, shanghai china, grand central station manhattan new york city, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 5.8
 233K
Battleship (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: military, alien invasion, battleship, evil alien, save the world, ship, navy, sea battle, ocean or sea, danger, u.s. navy, ufo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, year 2006, year 2012 ...
Place: hawaii, hong kong, new york, london, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 travel, time loop, changing the past or future, alien, evil alien, warrior, alien invasion, soldier, invasion, space and aliens, chaos, battles ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, germany, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, alien invasion, alien, human versus alien, apocalypse, technology, space travel, president, rescue attempt, white house, disaster film, danger ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: usa, minnesota, wyoming, nevada, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, apocalypse, natural disaster, end of the world, tsunami, global warming, scientist, chaos, post apocalyptic, climate change, forces of nature, evacuation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, new delhi, antarctic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 588K
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: robot, giant robots, man versus machine, good versus evil, androids and robots, danger, alien, chaos, transformation, save the world, teenage love, car ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1890s, 19th century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 505K
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, exciting, entertaining, not serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: alien, undercover, creature, government agency, space and aliens, partners, ufo, secret agents, alien encounter, aliens, save the world, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.8
 189K
After Earth (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: danger, adventure, jungle, survival, spacecraft, apocalypse, heroic mission, parents and children, human in outer space, isolation, young heroes, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 346K
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, human existence, foreknowledge, destruction, evacuation, chaos, demolished city ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2009, year 2012, year 2010 ...
Place: china, california, rome italy, mount everest, british columbia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, post apocalypse, survival, danger, mining, heroic mission, heroes, rivalry, save the world, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
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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, humorous, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, superhero, monster, good versus evil, superhuman powers, imaginary, save the world, heroic mission, alien invasion, teamwork, giant, costumed hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, berlin germany, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 475K
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: twists and turns, futuristic, mind bending, cerebral, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, post apocalypse, apocalypse, dystopic future, space and aliens, resistance, mysterious character, vestiges of humanity, catastrophe, disorder, danger, alien encounter ...
Time: future
Place: new york, pentagon, washington d.c., empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 206K
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 'We come in peace' is not what those green men from Mars mean when they invade our planet, armed with irresistible weapons and a cruel sense of humor. This star studded cast must play victim to the alien’s fun and games in this comedy ...
Style: humorous, absurd, not serious, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, evil alien, alien invasion, mars, ufo, save the world, space and aliens, spacecraft, flying saucer, alien encounter, congress, space travel ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., las vegas, usa, big ben london, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 363K
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, jungle, warrior, hunting, creature, trap, evil alien, danger, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987, twentieth century, future
Place: latin america, central america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China, Canada
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Autobots and Decepticons are at war, with humans on the sidelines. Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.
Style: surprise ending, psychotronic, cliffhanger, visually appealing, entertaining ...
Plot: robot, giant robots, end of the world, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, knight, culture clash, technology, alternate reality, revenge, survival, adaptation ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s, year 2017, future
Place: england, havana cuba, tower bridge london, buckingham palace, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, alien, future dystopia, save the world, space and aliens, good versus evil, heroic mission, dystopic future, end of the world, adventure, spacecraft, love ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s, 1910s
Place: egypt, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, space and aliens, evil alien, soldier, military, space travel, heroes, future dystopia, monster, space battle, distopia ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.4
 86K
Skyline (2010)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, people are drawn outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth. Now the band of survivors must fight ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, light, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, apocalypse, ufo, vestiges of humanity, survival, chaos, fantasy world, alien encounter, danger, abduction, demolished city, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, hong kong, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Battle of Los Angeles (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In February 1942 Us forces engaged an unidentified flying object above Los Angeles. Now almost 70 years later, the alien invaders have returned.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, spacecraft, soldier, battles, air battle, danger, military, chaos, survival, save the world, alien invasion, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 336K
Men in Black II (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Kay and Jay reunite to provide our best, last and only line of defense against a sinister seductress who levels the toughest challenge yet to the MIB's untarnished mission statement – protecting Earth from the scum of the universe. It's ...
Style: humorous, light, not serious, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ufo, evil alien, aliens, undercover, save the world, alien, race against time, good versus evil, secret agents, fictional government agency, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 2000s, year 2002 ...
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, massachusetts, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.3
 49K
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, stylized, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: danger, supernatural, survival, escapades, military, science, battles, save the world, heroes, heroic mission, technology, chaos ...
Time: near future, future
Place: usa, new york, eastern europe, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, outer space, space and aliens, adventure, space wars, good versus evil, team, self sacrifice, heroic mission, mission, teamwork ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, semi serious, cult film, epic, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, giant robots, alien planet, man versus machine, betrayal, good versus evil, evil alien, killer robot, destruction, mexican standoff, deception, battles ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 60s, 2010s, 1960s ...
Place: middle east, africa, new mexico, chicago illinois, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.
Style: exciting, semi serious, entertaining, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: battles, chaos, robot, military, androids and robots, man versus machine, good versus evil, save the world, space and aliens, killer robot, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, stone age, prehistoric times
Place: egypt, virginia, paris france, jordan, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 676K
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, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, adventure, save the world, secret identity, flying man, double life, imaginary, family relations, superhuman, alien invasion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, kansas, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, exciting, futuristic, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, good versus evil, save the world, spacecraft, space travel, team, creature, adventure, superhero, imaginary, space and aliens, heroes ...
Time: future, year 1988, year 2014, 80s, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Invasion Roswell (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After the American Army shot down a UFO in 1947, generations of elite commandos were secretly trained to deal with the aliens' feared return. However, the extra-terrestrials never came back and the elite force was disbanded. Sixty-six years ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: invasion, alien encounter, battles, military, teamwork, save the world, attack, patriotism, heroic mission, destruction, spacecraft, demolished city ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%