Movies like On the Beach

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On the Beach (2000)
 7.0
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On the Beach (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The world has finally managed to blow itself up and only Australia has been spared from nuclear destruction and a gigantic wave of radiation is floating in on the breezes. One American sub located in the Pacific has survived and is met with disdain by the Australians. The calculations of Australia's most renowned scientist says the country is doomed. However, one of his rivals says that he is wrong. He believes that a 1000 people can be relocated to the northern hemisphere, where his assumptions indicate the radiation levels may be lower. The American Captain is asked to take a mission to the north to determine which scientist is right.
Style: tense, serious, suspense, exciting, gloomy, psychotronic
Plot: apocalypse, save the world, survival, heroic mission, atomic bomb, race against time, adventure, navy, danger, nuclear, chaos, submarine, ocean, ocean or sea, radiation, nuclear war, friendship between men, fictional war, post nuclear, nuclear holocaust, heroes, chases and races, solitude, escapades, future dystopia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, asia

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Most similar movies to On the Beach

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, disaster movie and exciting films with plots about catastrophe, danger, escapades, heroes, race against time, chaos and chases and races mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like On the Beach: The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961), The Day After (1983), Stonehenge Apocalypse (2010), Tides of War (2005), Category 6: Day of Destruction (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: British reporters suspect an international cover-up of a global disaster in progress... and they're right. Hysterical panic has engulfed the world after the United States and the Soviet Union simultaneously detonate nuclear devices and have ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: end of the world, global warming, apocalypse, race against time, chaos, danger, escapades, save the world, survival, worldwide chaos, chaos and mayhem, journalism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, future, 50s ...
Place: london, england, europe, russia, india ...
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100%
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The Day After (1983)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The film portrays a fictional nuclear war between NATO forces and the Warsaw Pact that rapidly escalates into a full scale exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union, focusing on the residents of Lawrence, Kansas, and Kansas City, ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, thought provoking, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: cold war, nuclear war, apocalypse, radiation, nuclear holocaust, survival, catastrophe, danger, hysteria, chaos, nuclear threat, demolished city ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: kansas, usa, ussr, nebraska, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Stonehenge Apocalypse (2010)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a group of archaeologists dig up a human skeleton near the historical monument of STONEHENGE, an ancient piece of machinery hidden beneath the bedrock is discovered. Not knowing what it could be the workers accidentally trigger the mechanism ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, adventure, ancient mystery, danger, obsessive quest, chaos, escapades, save the world, race against time, stonehenge, catastrophe, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.8
 611
Tides of War (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the cold, dark waters off North Korea a U.S. Navy fast attack submarine meets with a mysterious disaster - it's attacked and nearly sunk by an ominous stealth submarine resulting in the deaths of the Executive Officer and the Engineering ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, rescue, heroic mission, military life, danger, underwater, survival, leadership, undercover, race against time, government agency, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Category 6: Day of Destruction (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Three tornadoes converge to wreak havoc on Chicago, disrupting the power grid and creating the worst super-storm in history: a category 6 twister.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster film, save the world, power outage, heroic mission, survival, apocalypse, forces of nature, chaos, journalism, race against time, adventure, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Chain Reaction (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Contaminated by a nuclear-plant spill, an Australian worker hides with a woman and tries to warn the public.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: contamination, radiation, chase, quarantine, conspiracy, survival, corporate crimes, apocalypse, race against time, danger, car chase, catastrophe ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Earthstorm (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A massive asteroid impact on the moon begins causing storms on earth due to the sudden changes in ocean tides. But when further examination is conducted it's discovered that the moon's structure is now entirely unstable -- threatening all ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, moon, race against time, space and aliens, adventure, danger, apocalypse, ocean, chaos, ocean or sea, save the world, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: houston texas, baltimore, boston, florida, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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MegaFault (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crack in the world has started... we have 24 hours to stop it.
Style: bleak, exciting, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: earthquake, disaster film, forces of nature, race against time, danger, destruction, apocalypse, adventure, chaos, end of the world, save the planet, natural disaster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Quantum Apocalypse (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of talented but rebellious 'rock-star scientists' find themselves in a race against time to save Earth when a comet makes an unexpected turn towards our blue planet where all life may cease to exist within days if our small town ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, danger, survival, forces of nature, chaos, save the world, collision, doomsday, tsunami, anti heroes, race against time ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.9
 859
Toxic Skies (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A doctor must find a cure for a viral epidemic that is spreading through vapors from jets.
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Plot: save the world, race against time, supernatural, survival, life is a bitch, danger, chaos, deadly, isolation, terminal illness, future dystopia, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 3K
Stranded (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A team of astronauts on the first mission to Mars crashes onto the surface, losing contact with Earth. With no other recourse, and help millions of miles away, the crew is forced to make desperate choices in order to stay alive. Will they be able to ...
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, serious, bleak, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, spaceship crash, mars, survival, heroic mission, adventure, save the world, alien encounter, danger, space and aliens, rescue, rescue team ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.0
 713
Contagion (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 21st Century, terrorists have developed a new way to strike: disease. Not only have they created a deadly Level Four Ebola virus, their first victim is the President of the United States. The virus is particularly contagious and is spreading. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, survival, terrorism, bio weapon, danger, plague, race against time, deadly, undercover, state affairs, chaos, antidote ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
End of the World (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In End of the World, the fate of humanity lies in the hands of two guys who run a video rental store and are “sci-fi obsessed” movie fans. And who better to save the world, than guys who have seen all the movies and all the “out there” ways ...
Style: disaster movie, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: apocalypse, heroes, save the world, adventure, forces of nature, danger, catastrophe, disaster film, global warming, death, chaos and mayhem, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Apocalypse (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In this epic disaster film of faith, a mother and father search for their only child as a giant asteroid headed for Earth triggers a series of apocalyptic events.
Style: disaster movie, captivating, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, adventure, tornado, race against time, escapades, danger, missing child, forces of nature, parents and children, catastrophe, chaos, disaster film ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Without Warning (1994)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A television program is interupted by a news network announcing that three meteors have hit the United States, France and China. At first it seems natural but after interviews by scientists and eyewitness seems to suggest that it is not. Three more ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, journalism, danger, heroes, anti heroes, space and aliens, misfit, benign alien, save the world, escapades, space travel, alien encounter ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Doomsday Prophecy (2011)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Doomsday Prophecy is a 2011 sci-fi disaster television film by Jason Bourque starring Jewel Staite, Alan Dale and A.J. Buckley.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspense, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prophet, end of the world, save the world, apocalypse, chaos, ancient mystery, escapades, race against time, danger, doomsday, heroes, anti hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa, black sea, seattle, new york, bulgaria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Arctic Blast (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a solar eclipse sends a colossal blast of super chilled air towards the earth, it then sets off a catastrophic chain of events that threatens to engulf the world in ice and begin a new Ice Age.
Style: disaster movie, serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: solar eclipse, freezing, save the world, survival, disaster film, forces of nature, ecological disaster, chases and races, chaos and mayhem, obsessive quest, demolished city, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, usa, tasmania
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Meteor Apocalypse (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A gigantic meteors enters Earth's orbit and begins to disintegrate, showering the entire planet with debris.
Style: disaster movie, exciting, bleak, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, meteor shower, asteroid, space and aliens, earth, chaos, race against time, society, heroes, danger, adventure, bible ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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2012: Supernova (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two hundred years ago a supernova exploded somewhere in the Lyra constellation. Now the lethal burst of radiation is headed straight for Earth, and time is swiftly running out. The only thing standing between humanity and complete devastation is ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: save the world, heroic mission, danger, save the planet, race against time, heroes, scientist, astronomer, catastrophe, society, chases and races, tornado ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
2012 Doomsday (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On December 21, 2012 four strangers on a journey of faith are drawn to an ancient temple in the heart of Mexico. For the Mayans it is the last recorded day. For NASA scientists it is a cataclysmic polar shift. For the rest of us, it is Doomsday.
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: apocalypse, faith, climate change, adventure, race against time, save the world, forces of nature, chaos, heroic mission, imaginary, danger, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, year 2012
Place: mexico, latin america, california, san diego california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Left Behind: World at War (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A year and a half ago the world was hit with the biggest catastrophe it had ever seen. Without warning and without explanation, hundreds of millions of people simply vanished off the face of the earth. The world was in chaos like it had never been ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, futuristic, suspense, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, political conspiracy, leadership, save the world, state affairs, society, government agency, life is a bitch, danger, race against time, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Fire in the Sky (1978)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Astronomers discover a comet that they believe will crash into Phoenix, Arizona. They attempt to warn officials, but no one believes them.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, disaster movie ...
Plot: astronomer, heroes, rivalry, chases and races, space and aliens, confined, save the world, evil alien, adventure, danger, catastrophe, abduction ...
Time: 70s
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Lightning: Fire from the Sky (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Overwhelmed by a disastrous lightning storm that his son predicted, a man must learn to trust his son in order to save his family and the whole community.
Style: serious, captivating, suspense
Plot: apocalypse, survival, save the day, race against time, rescue, danger, adventure, family relations, forces of nature, heroes, small town, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Planet of Dinosaurs (1977)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A space-ship gets lost and is forced to make an emergency landing on an unknown planet. The planet looks much like Earth, only with no trace of civilization. Soon the crew discovers that there are dinosaurs on the planet, and blood-thirsty buggers ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, psychotronic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: planet, survival, rescue, spacecraft, astronaut, heroic mission, battles, danger, deadly, adventure, deadly creature, space travel ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Exploding Sun (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The world watches in awe as the Roebling Clipper is launched into space. Using state-of-the-art scalar engines to fly around the Moon and back in just hours, the maiden voyage of the first-ever trans-lunar passenger ship is about to make history. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disaster movie, tense, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: spacecraft, save the world, survival, space travel, spouse in danger, race against time, technology gone awry, danger, chaos, outer space, escapades, disaster film ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Age of Ice (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Massive earthquakes open the Arabian tectonic plate, resulting in unstable weather and freezing temperatures that will be unsurvivable by nightfall. Attempting to reach safety, a vacationing family in Egypt must battle the rapidly cooling ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Plot: snow, survival, adventure, race against time, danger, forces of nature, escapades, earthquake, catastrophe, climate change, pyramid, vacation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: egypt, middle east, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.6
 722
Sub Down (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a nuclear attack submarine crashes on the floor of the Artic ocean, it's up to a pair of research scientists to save the entire crew before time and oxygen run out.
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, military, adventure, chases and races, heroes, escapades, catastrophe, forces of nature, heroic mission, rescue, save the day, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 746
Malevil (1981)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In southern France, in a quite little town, the mayor, who also owns a castle with some cattle, is in the wine cellar with some other people: the pharmacist, the veterinary, and some of his employees. As they are drinking wine, they hear a terrible ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, danger, mentally unstable, fascism, palaces castles and temples, chaos, cooking and food, leadership, society, confined, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Black Hole (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's 2 A.M. in St. Louis when a routine scientific experiment goes terribly wrong and an explosion shakes the city. A scientific team investigates, clashing with an intergalactic, voltage-devouring creature that vaporizes them.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: scientist, creature, experiment gone awry, danger, deadly, save the world, deadly creature, chaos, survival, space travel, heroic mission, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Ever Since the World Ended (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Twelve years ago, a plague swept through, wiping out most of the population; in San Francisco, only 186 people remain. Two of them use jury-rigged batteries to power a camera and make a documentary. We see a variety of approaches to survival, from ...
Style: bleak, tense, serious, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: survival, life is a bitch, society, danger, chaos, future dystopia, introspection, apocalypse, escapades, wilderness, commune, plague ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%