Movies like The 5th Wave

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The 5th Wave (2016)
 5.2
 87K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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, twists and turns, bleak, futuristic, stylized, surprise ending, suspense, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, obsessive quest, danger, adventure, alien invasion, mysterious character, survival, teenage life, youth, genocide, military, siblings relations, chaos and mayhem, alien, space and aliens, evil alien, chaos, secret service, escapades, heroes, ufo, end of the world, chase, humanity, natural disaster ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, tower bridge london, bangkok thailand, ohio

Most similar movies to The 5th Wave

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, suspenseful and futuristic films with plots about danger, escapades, chase, survival, dialogue, catastrophe and heroes mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like The 5th Wave: The Host (2013), Divergent (2014), War of the Worlds (2005), Pacific Rim (2013), After Earth (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
 103K
The Host (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland
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
Plot: evil alien, love and romance, vestiges of humanity, power of love, teenage love, true love, invasion, apocalypse, romance, mind control, survival, alien invasion ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 387K
Divergent (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In a world divided into factions based on personality types, Tris learns that she's been classified as Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: survival, fighting the system, danger, rebellion, youth, society, rebelliousness, mentor, heroes, save the day, future dystopia, fear ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, future dystopia, rebellion, revolution, danger, adventure, heroes, society, social decay, youth, life is a bitch, female protagonist ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, serious, bleak, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, evil alien, space and aliens, alien invasion, survival, adventure, invasion, destruction, danger, rivalry, ufo, fate of humanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, hiroshima japan, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 432K
Pacific Rim (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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: serious, exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, androids and robots, save the world, monster, danger, deadly creature, battles, heroes, space and aliens, giant, heroic mission, anti heroes ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: tokyo, asia, pacific ocean, australia, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 4.9
 177K
After Earth (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: jungle, survival, spacecraft, danger, apocalypse, heroic mission, adventure, young heroes, parents and children, isolation, coming of age, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Darkest Hour (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, survival, demolished city, american abroad, electricity, invisibility, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, space and aliens, danger, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Scorch Trials (2015)
Genre: Action, 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, tense, futuristic, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, survival, imaginary, young heroes, virus, zombie, confined, danger, desert, escape, resistance, disease ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
I Am Number Four (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A teenage fugitive with an incredible secret races to stay one step ahead of the mysterious forces seeking destroy him in this sci-fi action thriller. With three dead and one on the run, the race to find the elusive Number Four begins. Outwardly ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, light, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, friendship, supernatural, youth, teenage love, danger, teenage life, young heroes, heroes, fall in love, friends, supernatural romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, florida, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 39K
Spectral (2016)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A special-ops team is dispatched to fight supernatural being that have taken over a European city.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, survival, danger, military, escapades, save the world, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, heroes, chaos, space and aliens, battles ...
Time: near future, future
Place: new york, usa, eastern europe, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 77K
Revolution (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Revolution focuses on the struggle to survive 15 years after a global blackout.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized ...
Plot: future dystopia, survival, apocalypse, adventure, dictatorship, fate of humanity, chaos, society, chases and races, danger, escapades, parents and children ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 82K
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: light, suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, apocalypse, chaos, vestiges of humanity, ufo, alien, survival, cell phone, rooftop, fireplace, missile, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: los angeles, california, usa, big ben london, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
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, stylized, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, ufo, sheriff, gunfight, alien, outlaw, laser, native american, escape, robbery, spacecraft, small town ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.8
 221K
Battleship (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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, tense, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: save the world, ocean or sea, evil alien, ship, military, battles, alien encounter, navy, hotshot hero, soldier, danger, ufo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 2012 ...
Place: battleship, hong kong, hawaii, japan, pearl harbor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 161K
The 100 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Based on the books by Kass Morgan, this show takes place 100 years in the future, when the Earth has been abandoned due to radioactivity. The last surviving humans live on an ark orbiting the planet — but the ark won't last forever. So the ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, leadership, danger, space station, young heroes, rivalry, betrayal, rebellion, against the rules, youth, vestiges of humanity, fate of humanity ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, boys' night, family outing
Plot: apocalypse, tsunami, global warming, scientist, vestiges of humanity, climate change, forces of nature, chaos, survival, library, evacuation, environmental ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new delhi, antarctica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 317K
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, tsunami, end of the world, evacuation, forces of nature, survival, air disaster, destruction, foreknowledge, vestiges of humanity, global warming, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, year 2010, year 2009 ...
Place: big ben london, tibet, china, wisconsin, pasadena california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be ...
Style: exciting, suspense, bleak, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, chase, survival, apocalypse, insanity, desert, danger, dark future, chases and races, dark hero, female warrior, brutality ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 438K
Oblivion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, 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, epic, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, apocalypse, evil alien, mysterious character, soldier, escapades, vestiges of humanity, space travel, disorder, society, space and aliens, adventure ...
Time: future
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Hunger Games (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, contests and competitions, young heroes, future dystopia, against the odds, death, danger, rivalry, heroes, youth, moral dilemma, trap ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: future dystopia, survival, young heroes, mentor, danger, female protagonist, warrior, rebellion, championship, society, president, resistance ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 161K
Waterworld (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a futuristic world where the polar ice caps have melted and made Earth a liquid planet, a beautiful barmaid rescues a mutant seafarer from a floating island prison. They escape, along with her young charge, Enola, and sail off aboard his ship. ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, epic, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, adventure, chaos, rescue, ocean or sea, survival, heroes, future dystopia, nuclear holocaust, post apocalyptic, tattoo, mutant ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 81K
Falling Skies (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, danger, vestiges of humanity, ufo, apocalypse, heroes, alien invasion, space and aliens, resistance, survival, alien encounter, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a universe where human genetic material is the most precious commodity, an impoverished young Earth woman becomes the key to strategic maneuvers and internal strife within a powerful dynasty…
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, epic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, life turned upside down, destiny, heroes, chaos, save the lady, space and aliens, space wars, danger, imaginary, future dystopia, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 259K
The Book of Eli (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
Style: futuristic, rough, tense, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, chaos, lone wolves, future dystopia, danger, tough heroes, heroes, post apocalyptic, killings, brutality, book ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 193K
Insurgent (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart.
Style: exciting, serious, surprise ending, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: future dystopia, heroes, teenage love, fighting the system, teenagers, coming of age, social misfits, young heroes, rebellion, danger, escapades, misfit ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 533K
World War Z (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is ...
Style: suspenseful, epic, rough, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, zombie, save the world, deadly virus, infected, chaos, un, survival, scientist, race against time, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: south korea, jerusalem, new jersey, philadelphia, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 205K
Ender's Game (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, young heroes, basic training, chosen one, prodigy, intelligence, space and aliens, evil alien, battles, save the world, military base, heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, survival, mining, fighter jet, good versus evil, danger, battle zone, save the world, cavemen, bureaucrat, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: denver colorado, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Genre: Action, 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: futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, evil alien, time travel, changing the past or future, military, warrior, alien, battles, alien invasion, danger, army, partners ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, england, europe, big ben london, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%