Movies like The 5th Wave

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The 5th Wave (2016)
 5.2
 107K
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, twists and turns, futuristic, stylized, suspense, bleak, absurd, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, alien invasion, adventure, obsessive quest, survival, tsunami, space and aliens, escapades, invasion, alien, post apocalypse, chaos, ufo, youth, teenage life, mysterious character, heroes, distopia, siblings relations, virus, chaos and mayhem, humanity, humanity in peril, evil alien ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, london, bangkok thailand, ohio, tower bridge london

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Most similar movies to The 5th Wave

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, suspenseful and visually appealing films with plots about danger, chase, survival, death, catastrophe, dialogue and escapades mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like The 5th Wave: The Host (2013), Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015), Divergent (2014), I Am Number Four (2011), The Darkest Minds (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.8
 114K
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, girls' night
Plot: evil alien, romance, teenage love, interspecies romance, love and romance, apocalypse, youth, true love, resistance, power of love, vestiges of humanity, invasion ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: futuristic, exciting, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, distopia, maze, adventure, survival, young heroes, immunity, confined, escape, infection, on the run, resistance ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.6
 451K
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, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fighting the system, distopia, chosen one, youth, survival, heroes, training, future dystopia, heroine, society, rebellion, teenage life ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, romantic, touching ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, young heroes, teenage love, supernatural romance, youth, supernatural, heroes, super strength, teenage boy, friendship, teenage hero, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, florida, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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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, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, telekinesis, runaway teen, super powers, mind control, teenager, love and romance, good versus evil, superhuman powers, teenage love, escape, kidnapping ...
Time: near future
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.8
 453K
The Maze Runner (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, adventure, maze, trapped, distopia, apocalypse, youth, society, young heroes, memory loss, future dystopia, post apocalypse ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 5.6
 119K
Allegiant (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Beatrice Prior and Tobias Eaton venture into the world outside of the fence and are taken into protective custody by a mysterious agency known as the Bureau of Genetic Welfare.
Style: futuristic, surprise ending, suspense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, utopia, teenager, survival, good versus evil, genetics, female protagonist, surveillance, technology, manipulation, politics, strong female character ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.2
 233K
Insurgent (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, intense, romantic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: future dystopia, teenage love, tough girl, distopia, fighting the system, female fighter, post apocalypse, good versus evil, strong female lead, heroes, teenager, rebellion ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, future dystopia, survival, distopia, young heroes, competition, post apocalypse, rebellion, president, mentor, warrior, resistance ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, romantic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: distopia, strong female lead, tough girl, resistance, chosen one, revolution, chase, good versus evil, fight, rebellion, survival, politics ...
Time: future
⇓ 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, thought provoking, disturbing, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: future dystopia, survival, contests and competitions, young heroes, death, youth, heroes, rivalry, game of death, society, against the odds, heroine ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.6
 237K
Ender's Game (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chosen one, space wars, young heroes, save the world, child prodigy, prodigy, intelligence, space and aliens, space battle, basic training, battles, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, strong female character, distopia, future dystopia, survival, rebellion, society, youth, rivalry, revolution, adventure, game ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, life turned upside down, adventure, save the lady, space wars, destiny, heroes, chaos, space travel, creature, future dystopia, space battle ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ellie Linton, a teen from an Australian coastal town, leads her friends on an excursion to a camp deep in the woods, dubbed "Hell." Upon their return, the youths find that their town has been overrun by an enemy army, and their friends and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: invasion, wartime life, adventure, survival, heroes, young heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, rescue, society, youth, military ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.0
 232K
San Andreas (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, disaster, earthquake, adventure, forces of nature, survival, tsunami, happy ending, daring rescue, child in peril, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, evil alien, end of the world, invasion, space and aliens, first contact, humanity in peril, destruction, alien creature, fate of humanity, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, south america, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien invasion, evil alien, post apocalypse, end of the world, survival, demolished city, american abroad, creature, chaos, apocalypse, invisibility, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 5.8
 246K
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, psychotronic, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: battleship, alien invasion, evil alien, navy, alien encounter, military, u.s. navy, ship, save the world, ufo, space and aliens, battles ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2005 ...
Place: hawaii, hong kong, pentagon, london, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, apocalypse, ufo, vestiges of humanity, space and aliens, alien encounter, alien, fantasy world, survival, abduction, chaos, demolished city ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, london, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.6
 242K
The 100 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, post apocalypse, fate of humanity, youth, survivor, young heroes, leadership, space station, rivalry, human existence, nuclear holocaust, betrayal ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 4.8
 200K
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, suspenseful, futuristic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, adventure, heroic mission, spacecraft, survival, apocalypse, post apocalypse, parents and children, human in outer space, young heroes, vestiges of humanity, real life father and son playing father and son ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.0
 647K
World War Z (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Malta
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, scary, serious, epic, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, zombie, zombie apocalypse, save the world, end of the world, scientist, plague, epidemic, deadly virus, virus, infected, asthma ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: new jersey, philadelphia, jerusalem, israel, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 6.4
 111K
Greenland (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A detached married couple must get their son and themselves to safety after being randomly selected to enter an underground bunker, as a massive object from space threatens to destroy the world in less than 48 hours.
Style: suspense, scenic, psychotronic, exciting, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, natural disaster, end of the world, comet, humanity in peril, disaster, vestiges of humanity, catastrophe, mass destruction, bunker, riot, diabetic ...
Time: 21st century, 2020s
Place: greenland, canada, usa, kentucky, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, China, Belgium, Germany, United Arab Emirates, USA, Canada
Duration: 136 min.
Story: In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are special operatives charged with keeping order throughout the human territories. On assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two undertake a mission to Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, captivating, colourful, surprise ending ...
Plot: alien planet, space travel, alien, outer space, alien race, mission, government agent, space station, trapped in space, spacecraft, parallel world, creature ...
Time: future, 70s, year 1975, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, end of the world, apocalypse, scientist, disaster, tsunami, climate change, forces of nature, tornado, stranded, global warming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: los angeles, new york, antarctica, new delhi, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 15K
Fallen (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Hungary
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Lucinda Price is sent to a reform academy under the assumption that she has killed a boy. There, she meets two mysterious boys, Cam and Daniel, to whom she feels drawn to both. But as the love triangle unfurls, it is Daniel that Luce cannot keep ...
Style: exciting, touching, captivating, sentimental, light ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: fallen angel, teenager, love, lucifer, reform school, love and romance, fall in love, couples, guardian angel, teenage life, gargoyle, fire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.1
 89K
Falling Skies (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, heroic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, post apocalypse, resistance, alien invasion, alien encounter, ufo, space and aliens, vestiges of humanity, alien, apocalypse, life is a bitch, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 492K
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant monster, monster, creature, robot, save the world, evil alien, giant, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, battles, destruction, heroes ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2017 ...
Place: pacific ocean, tokyo, hong kong, asia, alaska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 372K
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, serious, tense, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, catastrophe, tsunami, natural disaster, disaster, forces of nature, humanity in peril, vestiges of humanity, destruction, human existence, race against time ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2009, near future, year 2010 ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, tibet, big ben london, pasadena california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%