Movies like The 5th Wave

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The 5th Wave (2016)
 5.2
 89K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, 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, twists and turns, serious, bleak, futuristic, stylized, surprise ending, suspense, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, danger, obsessive quest, adventure, mysterious character, survival, alien invasion, end of the world, teenage life, genocide, tsunami, military, youth, alien, chaos and mayhem, siblings relations, evil alien, space and aliens, chaos, escapades, ufo, chase, heroes, humanity, natural disaster ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, ohio, bangkok thailand, tower bridge london

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, chase, survival, escapades, technology, catastrophe and dialogue mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like The 5th Wave: The Host (2013), Divergent (2014), War of the Worlds (2005), Spectral (2016), I Am Number Four (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
 105K
The Host (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, power of love, vestiges of humanity, true love, teenage love, self sacrifice, invasion, apocalypse, alien invasion, romance, mind control ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 396K
Divergent (2014)
Genre: Action, 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, training, save the day, future dystopia ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
War of the Worlds (2005)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, exciting, intense, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, evil alien, alien invasion, survival, space and aliens, invasion, danger, parents and children, escapades, ex husband ex wife relationship, adventure, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, rome italy, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 42K
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, exciting, stylized, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, survival, military, save the world, escapades, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, heroes, chaos, space and aliens, battles ...
Time: near future, future
Place: new york, usa, eastern europe, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, future dystopia, rebellion, female protagonist, danger, adventure, heroes, revolution, society, social decay, game, escapades ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
I Am Number Four (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India
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, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, friendship, teenage love, danger, supernatural, young heroes, youth, teenage life, good versus evil, space and aliens, heroes, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, africa, florida
⇓ 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, serious, futuristic, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, survival, virus, zombie, imaginary, desert, escape, young heroes, on the run, infection, disease, resistance ...
Time: future
⇓ 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: scary, suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, survival, electricity, american abroad, invisibility, demolished city, apocalypse, space and aliens, danger, chaos, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, mcdonald's restaurant, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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, suspense, surprise ending, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: future dystopia, heroes, teenage love, fighting the system, coming of age, social misfits, young heroes, rebellion, teenagers, danger, good versus evil, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 439K
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, androids and robots, save the world, deadly creature, monster, danger, space and aliens, battles, destruction, giant monster, apocalypse, giant ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: tokyo, asia, pacific ocean, manila philippines, sydney australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, scientist, global warming, natural disaster, climate change, vestiges of humanity, catastrophe, survival, library, evacuation, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new delhi, antarctica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hunger Games (2012)
Genre: Action, 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, killings, death, danger, rivalry, heroes, youth, moral dilemma ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 547K
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, rough, serious, exciting, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, zombie, save the world, deadly virus, infected, un, zombie apocalypse, chaos, scientist, survival, cure, multiple perspectives ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: south korea, new jersey, jerusalem, philadelphia, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 180K
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, danger, apocalypse, heroic mission, survival, spacecraft, adventure, young heroes, parents and children, isolation, real life father and son playing father and son, save the day ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Darkest Minds (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After a disease kills 98% of America's children, the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes her camp and joins a group of other teens on the run from the government.
Style: romantic, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, captivating
Plot: love and romance, good versus evil, telekinesis, superhuman powers, friendship, kidnapping, runaway teen, teenager fighting adult, danger, mind control, president, radio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, foreknowledge, survival, catastrophe, evacuation, forces of nature, human existence, natural disaster, destruction, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, year 2009, year 2011 ...
Place: british columbia, wisconsin, rome italy, india, pasadena california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 210K
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, exciting, serious, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: young heroes, space wars, intelligence, prodigy, save the world, basic training, military base, chosen one, space and aliens, battles, evil alien, alien invasion ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: survival, young heroes, future dystopia, female protagonist, mentor, danger, rebellion, warrior, championship, competition, society, president ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, ufo, sheriff, alien, spacecraft, escape, cowboy, outlaw, small town, danger, gunfight, chaos ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.7
 78K
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, fate of humanity, chaos, society, chases and races, danger, escapades, parents and children, heroes ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 83K
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, exciting, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, ufo, apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, chaos, survival, alien encounter, danger, abduction, spacecraft, demolished city, alien ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, hong kong, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, stylized, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: life turned upside down, adventure, heroes, destiny, chaos, space and aliens, danger, chosen one, space wars, hopes, save the lady, space opera ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 224K
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, tense, entertaining, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: save the world, ocean or sea, ship, evil alien, military, alien encounter, battles, navy, alien invasion, soldier, hotshot hero, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, year 2006, year 2012 ...
Place: battleship, hong kong, hawaii, japan, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 82K
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, vestiges of humanity, danger, ufo, alien invasion, apocalypse, heroes, resistance, survival, alien encounter, gunfight, worldwide chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 69K
Red Dawn (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky - shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: small town, survival, invasion, adventure, heroic mission, danger, occupation, resistance, patriotism, young heroes, sibling relationship, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, russia, latin america, china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 170K
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, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, leadership, danger, space station, young heroes, rivalry, betrayal, against the rules, rebellion, youth, post apocalypse, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
 448K
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: stylized, suspenseful, mind bending, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, apocalypse, mysterious character, vestiges of humanity, evil alien, disorder, space and aliens, resistance, survival, soldier, alien encounter, danger ...
Time: future
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 185K
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 ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forces of nature, survival, danger, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem, adventure, catastrophe, earthquake, natural disaster, rescue mission, father daughter relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco, nevada, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 268K
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, brutality, christianity, future dystopia, post apocalyptic, danger, tough heroes, heroes, book ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, cross country, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, semi serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: evil alien, save the world, invasion, space and aliens, ufo, alien invasion, end of the world, battle, pilot, spacecraft, war, alien encounter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., bombay india, sydney australia, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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