Movies like San Andreas

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San Andreas (2015)
 6.1
 194K
San Andreas (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense, realistic, surprise ending, ridiculous, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forces of nature, danger, survival, chaos and mayhem, daring rescue, adventure, catastrophe, earthquake, lone hero, rescue mission, father daughter relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, natural disaster, chaos, destruction, machismo, race against time, husband wife relationship, apocalypse, family bonds, happy ending, divorce, escapades, death, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, san francisco, nevada, los angeles

Most similar movies to San Andreas

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting and suspense films with plots about danger, escapades, survival, natural disaster, death, race against time and helicopter mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like San Andreas: The Finest Hours (2016), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), 2012 (2009), Into the Storm (2014), Poseidon (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Finest Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, daring rescue, ocean, coast guard, courage, adventure, rescue mission, sinking ship, escapades, danger, boat, natural disaster ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
⇓ 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: suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, tsunami, scientist, global warming, natural disaster, catastrophe, evacuation, climate change, survival, chaos, forces of nature, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new delhi, antarctica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.8
 325K
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: suspenseful, exciting, sentimental, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, tsunami, catastrophe, foreknowledge, survival, evacuation, forces of nature, human existence, chaos, air disaster, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, year 2009, 2010s ...
Place: california, washington d.c., china, india, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 5.8
 60K
Into the Storm (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The town of Silverton is in one day destroyed by the unprecedented power of a series of tornadoes. The population is at the mercy of the unpredictable and deadly cyclones, while hunters warn that the worst is yet to come. Most people find shelter, ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: small town, chaos, danger, rescue, tornado, student, found footage, obsession, teenage life, adventure, friends, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 91K
Poseidon (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A packed cruise ship traveling the Atlantic is hit and overturned by a massive wave, compelling the passengers to begin a dramatic fight for their lives.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, forces of nature, ship, drowning, ocean, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem, race against time, sea disaster, adventure, giant wave, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.8
 83K
Skyscraper (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Framed and on the run, a former FBI agent must save his family from a blazing fire in the world's tallest building.
Style: tense, suspense, emotional, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: skyscraper, lone hero, protective parent, fire, family in danger, father, daring rescue, penthouse, heroes, panic, heroism, happy ending ...
Time: 2010s
Place: hong kong, china, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.5
 99K
Pompeii (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 79 A.D., Milo, a slave turned gladiator, finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a ...
Style: epic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: roman empire, slavery, forces of nature, save the lady, adventure, danger, race against time, ruler, forbidden love, chaos, gladiator, volcanic eruption ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 70s
Place: italy, britain, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 61K
Daylight (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of armed robbers fleeing the police head for the New Jersey Tunnel and run right into trucks transporting toxic waste. The spectacular explosion that follows results in both ends of the tunnel collapsing and the handful of people who ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tunnel, survival, race against time, danger, rescue, explosion, trapped, save the day, daring rescue, dog, courage, taxi driver ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 171K
Unstoppable (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A runaway train, transporting deadly, toxic chemicals, is barreling down on Stanton, Pennsylvania, and only two men can stop it: a veteran engineer and a young conductor. Thousands of lives hang in the balance as these ordinary heroes attempt to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, chase, runaway train, race against time, save the day, danger, determination, chases and races, partners, characters in danger, unstoppable, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 12K
Earthquake (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Earthquake is a 1974 American disaster film that achieved huge box-office success, continuing the disaster film genre of the 1970s where recognizable all-star casts attempt to survive life or death situations. The plot concerns the struggle for ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, natural disaster, motorcycle, danger, chaos, national guard, daredevil, explosion, fire, child in peril, architect, alcoholic ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 71K
No Escape (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: rebellion, survival, revolution, hotel, chaos, american abroad, race against time, execution, u.s. embassy, family in danger, assassination, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: asia, vietnam, canada, middle east, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 161K
Twister (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: TV weatherman Bill Harding is trying to get his tornado-hunter wife, Jo, to sign divorce papers so he can marry his girlfriend Melissa. But Mother Nature, in the form of a series of intense storms sweeping across Oklahoma, has other plans. Soon the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, exciting, scenic ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: natural disaster, tornado, divorce, hurricane, forces of nature, race against time, escapades, chases and races, wife husband relationship, peril, obsession, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1969, 1990s, 1960s
Place: oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 67K
Volcano (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An earthquake shatters a peaceful Los Angeles morning and opens a fissure deep into the earth, causing lava to start bubbling up. As a volcano begins forming in the La Brea Tar Pits, the director of the city's emergency management service, Mike ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: danger, race against time, tunnel, lava, subway, volcano, adventure, warning, heroes, chases and races, save the day, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, iceland, antarctica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
10.5: Apocalypse (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: A jolted West Coast deals with the deadly aftereffects of a massive tremor in this sequel to the disaster drama 10.5. Concerned that a widening fault line may set off two nuclear reactors, seismologist Samantha Hill (Kim Delaney) contacts the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: earthquake, natural disaster, survival, secret agents, save the day, chases and races, demolished city, adventure, escapades, heroic mission, forces of nature, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, texas, washington d.c., oregon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Perfect Storm (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ship, sea disaster, storm, forces of nature, adventure, storm at sea, shark, male camaraderie, rescue, danger, escapades, survival ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: atlantic ocean, portugal, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Towering Inferno (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: At the opening party of a colossal - but poorly constructed - office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: rescue, skyscraper, firefighter, survival, escape attempt, race against time, hysteria, fire, helicopter, trapped, explosion, elevator ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 343K
Godzilla (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Ford Brody, a Navy bomb expert, has just reunited with his family in San Francisco when he is forced to go to Japan to help his estranged father, Joe. Soon, both men are swept up in an escalating crisis when Godzilla, King of the Monsters, arises ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: deadly creature, giant monster, destruction, giant, monster, nuclear, dinosaur, godzilla, prehistoric creature, military, animal horror, scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s
Place: san francisco, japan, hawaii, usa, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 175K
The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of ...
Style: suspense, realistic, touching, heartbreaking, captivating ...
Plot: survival, tsunami, natural disaster, courage, family in danger, forces of nature, fear, tragic event, parents and children, tragedy, survivor, separation from family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 51K
Sanctum (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The 3-D action-thriller Sanctum, from executive producer James Cameron, follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, suspenseful, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, expedition, adventure, forces of nature, danger, isolation, deathtrap, family relations, water, underground, cave, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 3.7
 1K
Scorcher (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The only hope for humanity to survive a natural disaster is to detonate a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles.
Style: suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, race against time, rescue, evacuation, apocalypse, soldier, urban, adventure, escapades, anti heroes, heroic mission, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, antarctica, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.2
 91K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, 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, twists and turns, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, danger, obsessive quest, adventure, survival, mysterious character, teenage life, alien invasion, end of the world, youth, genocide, tsunami ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, tower bridge london, ohio, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When an Amacor oil rig in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia proves unproductive, Captain Frank Towns and copilot "A.J." are sent to shut the operation down. However, on their way to Beijing, a major dust storm forces them to ditch their C-119 ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: desert, survival, adventure, rescue, air disaster, struggle for survival, getting home, human nature, danger, stranded, radio, threat ...
Time: contemporary
Place: beijing china, mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
When Time Ran Out... (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An active volcano threatens a south Pacific island resort and its guests as a power struggle ensues between the property's developer and a drilling foreman.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotel, island, resort, survival, volcano, volcanic eruption, escape, wiretap, heroes, escapades, love triangle, infidelity ...
Time: 70s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
100 Degrees Below Zero (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After freak climate and weather events destroy the world around them, a group of rogue scientists attempt to reverse the deadly new ice age.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious
Plot: forces of nature, escapades, chaos and mayhem, chases and races, chaos, race against time, danger, rescue, apocalypse, escape, freeze to death, disaster film ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, iceland, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.3
 1K
Ice Quake (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As the permafrost melts in Alaska, underground rivers of volatile liquid methane form which sets off a series of devastating earthquakes. Forced apart by this violent occurrence, one family must find each other during the holidays and work to stop ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forces of nature, save the world, survival, heroes, escapades, daring rescue, danger, race against time, deadly, family in danger, husband wife relationship, geologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Escape from L.A. (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: This time, a cataclysmic temblor hits Los Angeles, turning it into an island. The president views the quake as a sign from above, expels Los Angeles from the country and makes it a penal colony for those found guilty of moral crimes. When his ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, race against time, lone wolves, chaos and mayhem, chases and races, heroic mission, daring rescue, life is a bitch, tough heroes, danger, earthquake, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.8
 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, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, race against time, danger, survival, apocalypse, astronomer, save the planet, government agency, heroes, adventure, escapades, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia, africa, sydney australia, pentagon, taj mahal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 336K
Furious 7 (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Japan, Canada, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, chases and races, car race, danger, revenge, chase, car, criminal heroes, crimes, vengeance, partners, daring rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, dominican republic, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The 12 Disasters of Christmas (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Just in time for the joyous holiday season, this film connects the ancient Mayan prophecy of worldwide destruction at the end of 2012, and the iconic holiday song, The 12 Days of Christmas. But there is hope: a father learns that his daughter is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, suspense
Plot: save the world, forces of nature, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, small town, escapades, christmas, teenage girl, survival, disaster film, rescue, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, suspenseful, exciting, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, danger, survival, forces of nature, save the world, collision, chaos, tsunami, doomsday, heroes, anti heroes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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