Movies like War of the Worlds 2005

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War of the Worlds (2005)
 6.5
 421K
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, suspense, tense, psychotronic, twists and turns, thought provoking, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, evil alien, end of the world, invasion, space and aliens, first contact, survival, destruction, humanity in peril, fate of humanity, danger, disintegration, demolished city, alien, adventure, hysteria, family relations, chaos, child in peril, ufo, escapades, aliens, alien creature, worldwide chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, 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 serious, suspenseful, suspense and exciting films with plots about danger, apocalypse, survival, catastrophe, death, dialogue and chaos mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like War of the Worlds: Signs (2002), Falling Skies (2011), Independence Day (1996), The 5th Wave (2016), Battle Los Angeles (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 341K
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, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: alien invasion, farm, ufo, alien encounter, asthma attack, alien, loss of faith, destiny, single father, small town, christianity, baseball ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, brazil, mexico
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93%
 7.2
 86K
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, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, post apocalypse, alien invasion, ufo, resistance, vestiges of humanity, space and aliens, apocalypse, survival, life is a bitch, worldwide chaos, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: alien invasion, invasion, ufo, end of the world, evil alien, save the world, space and aliens, spacecraft, aliens, danger, pilot, alien encounter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, sydney australia, los angeles, new mexico, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.2
 102K
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, serious, futuristic, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, alien invasion, adventure, survival, obsessive quest, danger, tsunami, space and aliens, alien, post apocalypse, chaos ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, bangkok thailand, ohio, tower bridge london, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, psychotronic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, save the world, invasion, survival, battlefield, heroic mission, chaos, battles, alien encounter, danger, resistance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, mojave desert, santa monica california, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.0
 198K
The Happening (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a deadly airborne virus threatens to wipe out the northeastern United States, teacher Elliott Moore (Mark Wahlberg) and his wife (Zooey Deschanel) flee from contaminated cities into the countryside in a fight to discover the truth. Is it ...
Style: mind bending, bleak, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, survival, plague, family in danger, danger, virus, suicide, hysteria, natural disaster, graphic violence, paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, philadelphia, usa, west virginia, nebraska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, stylized, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ufo, evil alien, space and aliens, alien invasion, spacecraft, alien, sheriff, back from the dead, escape, small town, chaos, cowboy ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 88K
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, serious, exciting, suspense, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, apocalypse, ufo, vestiges of humanity, alien encounter, alien, survival, abduction, chaos, space and aliens, demolished city, giant creature ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new york, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 492K
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: visually appealing, futuristic, mind bending, twists and turns, cerebral ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, future dystopia, apocalypse, dystopic future, space and aliens, disorder, resistance, catastrophe, space travel, mysterious character, survival, danger ...
Time: future
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, new york, washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ 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 loop, time travel, alien, changing the past or future, alien invasion, invasion, warrior, soldier, time paradox, evil alien, foreknowledge, deja vu ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, london, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.9
 75K
The Invasion (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Washington, D.C. psychologist Carol Bennell and her colleague Dr. Ben Driscoll are the only two people on Earth who are aware of an epidemic running rampant through the city. They discover an alien virus aboard a crashed space shuttle that ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense, psychological ...
Plot: virus, save the world, alien, danger, psychiatrist, epidemic, invasion, hysteria, alien invasion, sleeping, child in peril, quarantine ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: washington d.c., usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, natural disaster, end of the world, apocalypse, scientist, tsunami, forces of nature, climate change, disaster film, global warming, post apocalyptic, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: los angeles, new york, antarctica, new delhi, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.2
 223K
Knowing (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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, suspenseful, exciting, serious, bleak ...
Audience: kids
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, foreknowledge, prophecy, prediction, code, chases and races, supernatural, catastrophe, disaster film, professor, scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, year 1959, 2000s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.0
 377K
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: suspenseful, suspense, scary, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, found footage, giant monster, survival horror, quarantine, survival, chaos, destruction, chaos and mayhem, fear, escape, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 358K
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, natural disaster, tsunami, forces of nature, human existence, foreknowledge, vestiges of humanity, destruction, demolished city, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, year 2010, 2000s ...
Place: usa, india, washington d.c., mount everest, british columbia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.1
 285K
The Mist (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, bad ending, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, monster, apocalypse, stephen king, fog, trapped, fear, deadly creature, creature, chaos and mayhem, catastrophe, tentacle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 697K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, loneliness, plague, future dystopia, isolation, heroes, experiment, deadly creature, quarantine ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
Genre: 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: serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: end of the world, ufo, alien contact, evil alien, evacuation, ultimatum, first contact, giant robots, chaos and mayhem, environmentalism, alien encounter, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, australia, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.9
 644K
District 9 (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA, New Zealand, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Aliens land in South Africa and, with their ship totally disabled, have no way home. Years later, after living in a slum and wearing out their welcome the 'Non-Humans' are being moved to a new tent city overseen by Multi-National United ...
Style: serious, biting, suspense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, distopia, alien, alien encounter, human nature, racism, alien race, quarantine, chaos and mayhem, transformation, confined, metamorphosis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 ⇓
20%
 7.8
 377K
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, deadly creature, survival, 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%
 5.8
 238K
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, psychotronic, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, evil alien, military, navy, battleship, u.s. navy, ufo, save the world, ship, danger, alien encounter, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 2005, year 2006 ...
Place: hawaii, hong kong, japan, new york, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, society ...
Time: future
Place: denver colorado, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.9
 112K
The Host (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, evil alien, romance, youth, power of love, love and romance, true love, apocalypse, invasion, survival, vestiges of humanity, alien invasion ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.7
 2K
Supernova (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A international science conference is held in Australia when Dr. Austin Shepard mysteriously disappears Dr. Shepard's colleague, Christopher Richardson and other people are soon faced with the reality of an impending crisis and an attempt to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, survival, apocalypse, danger, race against time, astronomer, adventure, save the planet, government agency, escapades, heroic mission, universe ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia, africa, taj mahal, pentagon, sydney australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Atlantic Rim: Resurrection (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When huge bio-mechanical monsters descend upon the earth ready to destroy the entire city of Los Angeles, a whole new team of top notch "M-bot" pilots take control of their supercharged robot warriors and try to save the world from being ...
Style: psychotronic, tense, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: giant robots, killer robot, alien invasion, monster, humanity in peril, alien technology, deadly, end of the world, human versus alien, military, vengeance, fictional war ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: futuristic, exciting, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, post apocalypse, maze, adventure, survival, young heroes, immunity, danger, confined, imaginary, on the run, resistance ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Independence Daysaster (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Earth is attacked by a hostile alien force, a small town firefighter and a rogue SETI scientist team up to activate the only technology capable of defeating the invaders.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, save the world, danger, space and aliens, escapades, spacecraft, extraterrestrial, secret service, ufo, alien invasion, heroes, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After years of outrunning ruthless bounty hunters, escaped convict Riddick suddenly finds himself caught between opposing forces in a fight for the future of the human race. Now, waging incredible battles on fantastic and deadly worlds, this lone, ...
Style: exciting, rough, stylized, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, lone hero, space and aliens, outer space, distant planet, adventure, bounty hunter, future dystopia, on the run, heroes, survival, cyberpunk ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 128K
Reign of Fire (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In post-apocalyptic England, an American volunteer and a British survivor team up to fight off a brood of fire-breathing dragons seeking to return to global dominance after centuries of rest underground. The Brit -- leading a clan of survivors to ...
Style: exciting, psychotronic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dragon, apocalypse, deadly creature, survival, heroic mission, danger, vestiges of humanity, chaos, heroes, destruction, post apocalypse, starvation ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, britain, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%