Movies like War of the Worlds

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War of the Worlds (2005)
 6.5
 446K
War of the Worlds (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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: exciting, suspenseful, tense, futuristic, entertaining, bleak, serious, suspense, scary, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, end of the world, alien, space and aliens, survival, evil alien, invasion, disaster, first contact, destruction, extraterrestrial, catastrophe, humanity in peril, human versus alien, fate of humanity, alien creature, disintegration, distopia, monster, adventure, alien abduction, evacuation, natural disaster, creature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2000s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, rome italy, paris france, london, los angeles ...

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Most similar movies to War of the Worlds

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, futuristic and suspense films with plots about danger, outer space, apocalypse, alien invasion, alien, post apocalypse and catastrophe mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like War of the Worlds: Cloverfield (2008), Independence Day (1996), Falling Skies (2011), Battle Los Angeles (2011), Skyline (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 396K
Cloverfield (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, found footage, giant monster, disaster, survival, survival horror, alien, deadly creature, chaos, destruction, fear, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
Style: suspense, exciting, futuristic, tense, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: alien invasion, space and aliens, invasion, evil alien, ufo, alien, save the world, end of the world, alien encounter, first contact, outer space, extraterrestrial ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, washington d.c., usa, big ben london, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.1
 89K
Falling Skies (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
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Story: Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, heroic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, alien invasion, evil alien, alien encounter, resistance, space and aliens, ufo, alien, apocalypse, military, survival, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, futuristic, intense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, evil alien, battlefield, save the world, alien encounter, survival, invasion, battles, heroic mission, military, chaos and mayhem, extraterrestrial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, america, mojave desert ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 4.5
 90K
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: futuristic, suspense, light, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, ufo, alien invasion, alien, apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, space and aliens, fantasy world, survival, alien encounter, giant monster, group of friends ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new york, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 109K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: alien invasion, apocalypse, alien, end of the world, survival, adventure, post apocalypse, obsessive quest, invasion, space and aliens, escapades, virus ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: ohio, usa, tower bridge london, london, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.0
 520K
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, visually appealing, cerebral, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, future dystopia, alien invasion, survival, dystopic future, disorder, space travel, outer space, resistance, adventure, mysterious character ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, India
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A stranger stumbles into the desert town of Absolution with no memory of his past and a futuristic shackle around his wrist. With the help of mysterious beauty Ella and the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde, he finds himself leading an unlikely posse of ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, alien, ufo, extraterrestrial, monster, space and aliens, cowboy, catastrophe, spacecraft, invasion, escape ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ 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, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time loop, time travel, alien invasion, alien, changing the past or future, evil alien, invasion, soldier, military, repeated event, time paradox, space and aliens ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, paris france, united kingdom, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A representative of an alien race that went through drastic evolution to survive its own climate change, Klaatu comes to Earth to assess whether humanity can prevent the environmental damage they have inflicted on their own planet. When barred from ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: ufo, end of the world, alien contact, alien, evil alien, first contact, alien encounter, giant robots, environmentalism, alien invasion, robot, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s, future
Place: usa, egypt, antarctica, washington d.c., new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Tomorrow War (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An ordinary man is recruited by time travellers from 30 years in the future to fight in a war against deadly aliens.
Style: suspense, futuristic, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: time travel, alien invasion, future war, alien, military, evil alien, soldier, fictional war, resistance, father daughter relationship, final battle, alien monster ...
Time: future
Place: miami, dominican republic, russia, north america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 360K
Signs (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.
Style: twist ending, scary, enigmatic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: alien invasion, ufo, alien, alien encounter, first contact, single father, survival, loss of faith, mystery, destiny, outer space, faith ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania, north america, brazil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.9
 497K
Pacific Rim (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
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: futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: giant monster, monster, robot, creature, androids and robots, save the world, destruction, chaos and mayhem, giant, giant robots, heroic mission, battles ...
Time: future, 2020s, near future, 2010s, 21st century ...
Place: tokyo, pacific ocean, asia, alaska, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 234K
Knowing (2009)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, disaster, supernatural, catastrophe, prophecy, foreknowledge, code, air disaster, professor, scientist, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, september 11 2001, 50s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 5.8
 375K
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, futuristic, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: disaster, apocalypse, end of the world, natural disaster, catastrophe, tsunami, forces of nature, humanity in peril, race against time, human existence, vestiges of humanity, survival ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century, near future, year 2010 ...
Place: las vegas, los angeles, british columbia, mount everest, usa ...
⇓ 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: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, apocalypse, post apocalypse, catastrophe, end of the world, climate change, global warming, scientist, environmental, stranded, tsunami ...
Time: 2000s, future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, washington d.c., antarctica, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
 326K
Eternals (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: The story of a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, tense, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: superhero, space and aliens, supernatural, alien attack, lgbt, alien encounter, alien race, suicide, man versus machine, evil alien, super strength, superheroine ...
Time: 21st century, 1940s, 16th century, year 1945, 2020s
Place: usa, hiroshima japan, south dakota, iraq, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.2
 60K
Moonfall (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China, UK, Canada
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious force knocks the moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: moon, disaster, outer space, apocalypse, end of the world, survival, friendship, space and aliens, catastrophe, space exploration, youth, space travel ...
Time: contemporary, year 2012, year 2011, 2020s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, colorado, los angeles, new york, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.8
 248K
Battleship (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
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, entertaining, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: alien invasion, u.s. navy, military, evil alien, battleship, navy, alien, alien encounter, ship, space and aliens, save the world, sea battle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: hawaii, hong kong, london, tokyo, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: exciting, suspenseful, bleak, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, apocalypse, evil alien, adventure, resistance, save the world, alien encounter, heroic mission, good versus evil, chaos, heroes, alien invasion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 22K
Beyond Skyline (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, Indonesia, UK, China, Singapore
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Detective Mark Corley storms his way onto an alien spaceship to rescue his estranged son. When the ship crashes in Southeast Asia, he forges an alliance with a band of survivors to take back the planet once and for all.
Style: suspense, captivating, exciting, disturbing, futuristic ...
Plot: alien, alien invasion, survival, rescue, evil alien, alien monster, alien technology, monster, alien abduction, abduction, evolution, extraterrestrial ...
Time: contemporary, future, 2010s
Place: laos, los angeles, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, bleak, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, adventure, space wars, mars, evil alien, rivalry, chaos, martian, fictional war, invasion, outer space, distopia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.8
 408K
Predator (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
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, suspense, scary, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, jungle, survival, deadly creature, creature, hunting, military, evil alien, alien encounter, squad, predator ...
Time: 80s, year 1987, 20th century, future
Place: latin america, south america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, alien, heroic mission, survival, stupidity, save the world, future dystopia, planet, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: denver colorado, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, epic, entertaining, exciting, sad ...
Audience: kids
Plot: superhero, time travel, heroes, final battle, superhero team, alien, invasion, alternate timeline, army, supernatural power, good versus evil, spacecraft ...
Time: year 2014, year 2012, year 1970, future, 70s ...
Place: new jersey, japan, manhattan new york city, missouri, norway ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 35K
The Arrival (1996)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zane Ziminski is an astrophysicist who receives a message that seems to have extraterrestrial origins. Eerily soon after his discovery, Zane is fired. He then embarks on a search to determine the origins of the transmission that leads him into a ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, evil alien, conspiracy, extraterrestrial, alien, space and aliens, investigation, paranoia, alien encounter, global warming, world domination, astronomer ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Darkest Hour (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race which has attacked Earth via our power supply.
Style: suspense, futuristic, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien invasion, post apocalypse, end of the world, evil alien, survival, alien, apocalypse, creature, demolished city, monster, chase, disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Project 'Gemini' (2022)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia, Cyprus
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sci-fi thriller about a space mission sent to terraform a distant planet. However, the mission encounters something unknown that has its own plan for the planet.
Style: suspenseful, scary, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Plot: space and aliens, evil alien, alien encounter, alien invasion, extraterrestrial, alien, ufo, end of the world, spacecraft, apocalypse, human versus alien, alien race ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.9
 15K
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, exciting, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, extraterrestrial, adventure, alien encounter, save the world, alien invasion, human versus alien, resistance, spacecraft, battles, cover-up, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspense, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, distopia, survival, adventure, maze, zombie, teenager, desert, escape, virus, young heroes, immunity ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%