Movies and TV shows like War of the Worlds 1988

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War of the Worlds (1988)
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War of the Worlds (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: War of the Worlds is a Canadian/American science-fiction television series that ran for two seasons, from October 10, 1988 to May 14, 1990. The series is an extension of the original 1953 film The War of the Worlds, using the same War Machine, often incorporating aspects from the film, radio adaptation, and original novel into its mythology. Though the original film's producer, George Pal, conceived of a TV series from the same film sometime in the 1970s, it was not until the late 1980s that a series was finally realized, this time by television producer Greg Strangis. The show was a part of the boom of first run syndicated television series being produced at the time. It was later shown in reruns on the Sci Fi Channel. The series was filmed in Los Angeles, California and Toronto, Ontario.
Style: scary, exciting, bleak, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, dark humor
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, adventure, special agents, space and aliens, evil alien, programmer, heroes, battles, radiation, save the world, danger, heroic mission, chases and races, imaginary, chaos and mayhem, native americans, chaos, escapades, future dystopia, deadly, rivalry, alien encounter, government agency, human host, take over ...
Time: future

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Most similar movies to War of the Worlds

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting and scary films and TV series with plots about danger, heroes, escapades, space and aliens, save the world, chaos and alien encounter mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like War of the Worlds: The Day of the Triffids (2009), Falling Skies (2011), Final Days of Planet Earth (2006), Interceptor Force (1999), Dominion (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Day of the Triffids (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 186 min.
TV show
Story: It's an up-to-date setting of the 1951 sci-fi thriller. With the world blinded and the Triffids set loose, it falls upon a band of scattered, sighted survivors to fight this carnivorous plant invasion. With a brave new world of maniacs, warring ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, disturbing
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, deadly creature, supernatural, save the world, chaos, heroic mission, apocalypse, heroes, danger, deadly, escapades, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london
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Falling Skies (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, post apocalypse, ufo, space and aliens, resistance, alien encounter, apocalypse, survival, vestiges of humanity, life is a bitch, worldwide chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Final Days of Planet Earth (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 170 min.
TV show
Story: An archaeologist discovers that aliens posing as government officials are secretly harvesting human bodies in a bid to take over earth.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, space and aliens, danger, benign alien, save the world, adventure, heroic mission, survival, space travel, alien encounter, dangerous animal, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Interceptor Force (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the near future the US Government has created an elite team of soldiers specially trained for action in the event of a hostile alien encounter. A multi-national force, they are the last line of defense
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, save the world, danger, special agents, deadly, space and aliens, adventure, heroes, satellite, evil alien, alien encounter, u.s. mexico border ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Dominion (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Dominion is an epic supernatural drama set in the near future. Specifically, 25 years after "The Extinction War," when an army of lower angels, assembled by the archangel Gabriel, waged war against mankind. The archangel Michael, turning ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: angel, fate of humanity, good versus evil, supernatural, chosen one, danger, soldier, save the world, survival, supernatural ability, future dystopia, chaos ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.2
 536
Threshold (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Alien seeds hitch a ride to earth in a space shuttle crew and begin to grow. When their numbers reach the Threshold amount they will be an unstoppable swarm.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heroic mission, save the world, deadly, supernatural, danger, adventure, dangerous animal, race against time, space travel, alien encounter, chaos, alien invasion ...
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Meteor (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
Story: Somewhere on the outskirts of our solar system, the unthinkable occurs. A giant asteroid collides with a smaller one and changes direction - headed directly toward The Earth. The burning meteor rain that beats down with devastating force, is only a ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, disaster movie
Plot: save the world, comet, meteor, meteorite, catastrophe, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, race against time, danger, survival, small town life, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
V: The Final Battle (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 272 min.
TV show
Story: A small group of human resistance fighters fight a desperate guerrilla war against the genocidal extra-terrestrials who dominate Earth.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, bleak, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, evil alien, resistance, apocalypse, adventure, save the world, good versus evil, heroic mission, alien encounter, heroes, chaos, alien invasion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Day of the Triffids (1981)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: BBC mini-series remake of the 1962 original. When a comet blinds nearly everyone in the world, a genetically-engineered species of plant takes over.
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, distopia, asteroids and comets, danger, society, supernatural, chaos, heroes, future dystopia, deadly, space travel, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Space: Above and Beyond (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Space: Above and Beyond is a short-lived mid-1990s American science fiction television show on the FOX Network, created and written by Glen Morgan and James Wong. Originally planned for five seasons, it ran only for the single 1995–1996 season. It ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, evil alien, space war, marines, space and aliens, save the world, adventure, space travel, alien encounter, alien civilization, racism, alien ...
Time: 90s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.6
 488
Chameleon (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A super-killer female cyborg with chameleon-like powers discovers maternal instincts when she protects a child from government operatives in this science fiction tale set in the year 2028.
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, cyborgs, adventure, fighting crime, androids and robots, space and aliens, escapades, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes, sexual relations ...
Time: future, 2020s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 2.3
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Alien Dawn (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: 2012. The dawn of destruction. As giant alien machines enslave and feed off humanity, the few remaining survivors band together to form a armed militia that will be the last stand against total extinction (IMDB.com).
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Plot: space and aliens, survival, alien encounter, save the world, battles, chaos, androids and robots, danger, escapades, imaginary, evil alien, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Cleopatra 2525 (2000)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Cleopatra 2525 is an American science fiction television series that aired in syndication for two seasons, from January 2000 to March 2001. It appeared as the first part of the Back2Back Action Hour, followed by Jack of All Trades.
Style: stylized, semi serious, futuristic
Audience: family outing, kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, heroes, save the world, good versus evil, adventure, heroic mission, time travel, space wars, chaos, society, danger, imaginary ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Project Viper (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Project Viper is a 2002 movie starring Patrick Muldoon, Theresa Russell, Curtis Armstrong, Tamara Davies. The movie was directed by Jim Wynorski under the pseudonym "Jay Andrews." When a terrifying, bioengineered lifeform is stolen from ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: experiment gone awry, government agency, alien, survival, save the world, deadly creature, danger, supernatural, deadly, race against time, special agents, chaos ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Alien Raiders (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's the end of yet another night at Hastings Supermarket, a grocery store in Buck Lake, Arizona. But just before closing, a group of masked and armed to the teeth militants invades the store and take everyone hostage
Style: suspenseful, exciting, scary, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: evil alien, survival, battles, hostage, captivity, isolation, hostages, danger, investigation, small town, save the world, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, future
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Remains (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story centers on two lone survivors of a bizarre accident that reduced most of the world's population to zombies. They take refuge in a vacant casino and fight a losing battle against the undead.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, futuristic, bleak ...
Plot: zombie, survival, supernatural, apocalypse, deadly, life is a bitch, danger, chaos, gambling, casino, gory, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Alien Siege (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alien Siege is a 2005 Sci-Fi Channel Original Movie about an alien race that comes to Earth seeking a cure to a deadly virus, for which the antidote is human blood.
Style: serious, tense, exciting, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, save the world, rescue, heroic mission, space and aliens, deadly, supernatural, danger, race against time, deadly creature, heroes, alien encounter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Outer Limits (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The Outer Limits is an anthology series of distinct story episodes, sometimes with a plot twist at the end. Unlike the original incarnation of the series, which was a pure anthology with each episode completely unrelated to the others, the revival ...
Style: anthology, scary, offbeat, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, evil alien, supernatural, space travel, alien, androids, androids and robots, alien encounter, time travel, anti hero, imaginary, danger ...
Time: near future
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Natural City (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Two cops, R and Noma, hunt down renegade cyborgs. Cyborgs are used as commandos by the military, as lust objects and for companionship. Normaly they have a limited lifespan of three years but black market technology is being developed to be able to ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, computers and web, androids and robots, chaos and mayhem, technology gone awry, a.i., society, save the world, rivalry, danger, man versus machine ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Flash Gordon (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Flash Gordon is an American science fiction television series that debuted on Sci Fi in the United States on August 10, 2007 and continued airing new episodes through February 8, 2008. It has also appeared on the United Kingdom Sci Fi Channel and ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, save the world, partners, heroes, rivalry, danger, good versus evil, space and aliens, space travel, race against time, distant planet, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Torchwood (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Torchwood is a British science fiction television programme created by Russell T Davies. The series is a spin-off from the 2005 revival of the long-running science fiction programme Doctor Who. Torchwood follows the exploits of a small team of alien ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: special agents, supernatural, paranormal investigation, homosexual, heroic mission, alien, investigation, heroes, adventure, team, alien encounter, save the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: europe, england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.0
 791
Alien Lockdown (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an experiment to make the ultimate weapon goes wrong, a team of commandos is sent into a genetic research lab and end up getting stalked by a creature that looks a lot like the Predator
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, serious, scary
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, experiment gone awry, survival, heroic mission, supernatural, deadly creature, race against time, danger, deadly, gory, mad scientist, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two years after the Martian invasion, George Herbert's worst fears are realized: The Aliens have returned. As a second wave of Martian walkers lay waste to what's left of Earth, an alliance of military forces prepares a daring attack on ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, saga ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, alien invasion, space war, adventure, evil alien, outer space, rivalry, danger, chaos, fictional war, invasion, mars ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Terminators (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A small band of resistance fighters battle the cyborgs that have taken control of the planet.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, space and aliens, chaos, space travel, danger, imaginary, a.i., heroes, heroic mission, rebelliousness, save the world, man versus machine ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.1
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Caprica (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set 58 years before Battlestar Galactica, Caprica follows two rival families - the Graystones and the Adamas - as they grow, compete, and thrive in the vibrant world of the peaceful 12 Colonies, living in a society close to our own. Entangled in the ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: artificial intelligence, outer space, sacrifice, man versus machine, androids and robots, escapades, danger, fate of humanity, computer genius, family life, alien planet, future dystopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Eve of Destruction (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
Story: Two scientists attempt to discover a new unlimited energy resource, but their experiment is sabotaged by eco-terrorists. A black hole is then formed and could destroy the world ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, save the world, escapades, experiment gone awry, chaos, heroes, danger, black hole, science runs amok, catastrophe, chaos and mayhem, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.3
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Space: 1999 (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space.
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, bleak
Plot: astronaut, space exploration, space and aliens, ufo, moon, survival, space travel, danger, man versus machine, save the world, heroic mission, alien encounter ...
Time: future, 90s, year 1999, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.6
 1K
Invasion (1997)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: Small rocks fall from the sky which, when touched, trigger a latent virus that has always existed in humans and begins mutating them into an alien species. Taking advantage of its hive mentality, the aliens are absolutely dedicated to transforming ...
Style: serious, scary, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: disease, virus, evil alien, deadly virus, epidemic, deadly, space and aliens, plague, chaos, mutant, danger, race against time ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Forbidden Dimensions (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Jack Slade was born during a solar eclipse in the year 1980. 18 years later, he finds out he has the ability to travel into the future. He projects himself into the year 2035, where society has been destroyed by a fascist regiment of psychopathic ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, scary
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, survival, save the world, heroes, chaos, apocalypse, danger, mutant, space and aliens, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future, year 1998
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 14K
V (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 197 min.
TV show
Story: Aliens pretending to be friendly come to Earth and are received openly. The aliens have masqueraded themselves to look just like humans. When it is discovered that the aliens' planet is dying and that they have come to rape the Earth of its ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, adventure, resistance, alien encounter, save the world, world domination, battles, spacecraft, heroic mission, underground, escapades, journalism ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%