Movies like The 5th Wave

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The 5th Wave (2016)
 5.2
 97K
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, twists and turns, serious, bleak, futuristic, romantic, stylized, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, alien invasion, danger, adventure, obsessive quest, survival, alien, chaos, tsunami, youth, teenage life, mysterious character, siblings relations, chaos and mayhem, evil alien, space and aliens, genocide, escapades, ufo, chase, heroes, humanity, virus, brainwashing ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, london, bangkok thailand, ohio, tower bridge london

Most similar movies to The 5th Wave

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, serious and visually appealing films with plots about chase, danger, death, catastrophe, survival, dialogue and technology mostly in Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The 5th Wave: The Host (2013), Divergent (2014), I Am Number Four (2011), The Darkest Minds (2018), The Scorch Trials (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
 109K
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: evil alien, power of love, romance, love and romance, teenage love, youth, true love, apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, invasion, survival, self sacrifice ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 417K
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: youth, fighting the system, survival, future dystopia, society, rebellion, distopia, danger, young heroes, rebelliousness, mentor, training ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, touching, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, teenage love, youth, young heroes, danger, friendship, supernatural, supernatural romance, good versus evil, heroes, teenage life, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, florida, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, super powers, telekinesis, mind control, love and romance, good versus evil, escape, superhuman powers, danger, friendship, soldier, kidnapping ...
Time: near future
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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: exciting, tense, twists and turns, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: maze, distopia, adventure, survival, imaginary, post apocalypse, danger, young heroes, confined, on the run, resistance, desert ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.2
 212K
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, serious, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: future dystopia, teenage love, fighting the system, heroes, female fighter, post apocalypse, good versus evil, danger, tough girl, rebellion, social misfits, virtual reality ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.0
 206K
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, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: catastrophe, adventure, natural disaster, earthquake, forces of nature, survival, danger, chaos and mayhem, daring rescue, chaos, tsunami, rescue mission ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 233K
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, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: military, alien invasion, battleship, evil alien, save the world, ship, navy, sea battle, ocean or sea, danger, u.s. navy, ufo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, year 2006, year 2012 ...
Place: hawaii, hong kong, new york, london, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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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, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, evil alien, invasion, end of the world, space and aliens, survival, danger, destruction, chaos, escapades, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, london, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 220K
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, chosen one, prodigy, save the world, basic training, child prodigy, space and aliens, battles, adventure, evil alien ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.9
 459K
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: exciting, serious, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant monster, creature, monster, save the world, evil alien, heroic mission, danger, survival, chaos and mayhem, destruction, giant, battles ...
Time: future, 2020s, year 2017, near future
Place: pacific ocean, tokyo, hong kong, asia, alaska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, future dystopia, survival, young heroes, warrior, competition, rebellion, mentor, contests and competitions, distopia, president, danger ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, future dystopia, strong female character, survival, rebellion, distopia, society, against the odds, youth, adventure, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.3
 90K
Geostorm (2017)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong: ...
Style: apocalyptic, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic, surprise ending ...
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, storm, catastrophe, tsunami, climate change, humanity in peril, global warming, hurricane, disaster film, conspiracy, brother brother relationship ...
Time: future, near future, year 2019
Place: moscow russia, china, new york, tokyo, miami ...
⇓ 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, girls' night
Plot: future dystopia, survival, young heroes, against the odds, contests and competitions, youth, heroes, society, killings, death, trap, heroine ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: catastrophe, apocalypse, natural disaster, end of the world, tsunami, global warming, scientist, chaos, post apocalyptic, climate change, forces of nature, evacuation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, new delhi, antarctic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 346K
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, tsunami, natural disaster, forces of nature, human existence, foreknowledge, destruction, evacuation, chaos, demolished city ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2009, year 2012, year 2010 ...
Place: china, california, rome italy, mount everest, british columbia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.0
 588K
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, epic, scary, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, save the world, scientist, plague, deadly virus, end of the world, infected, chaos, un, asthma ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: new jersey, philadelphia, israel, north korea, palestine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.7
 199K
The 100 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
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, post apocalypse, youth, leadership, danger, space station, betrayal, heroes, rivalry, young heroes, society, fate of humanity ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: suspenseful, serious, stylized, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien invasion, evil alien, end of the world, apocalypse, space and aliens, deadly, danger, on the run, survival, self sacrifice, friendship, invisibility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: life turned upside down, adventure, space wars, destiny, imaginary, heroes, chaos, space and aliens, danger, space travel, save the lady, chosen one ...
Time: future
Place: st. petersburg russia, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 race, space travel, alien planet, alien, government agent, parallel world, mission, creature, spacecraft, space station, outer space, military ...
Time: future, 2020s, 70s, year 1975
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 4.4
 86K
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, suspense, light, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, apocalypse, ufo, vestiges of humanity, survival, chaos, fantasy world, alien encounter, danger, abduction, demolished city, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, hong kong, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 6.3
 49K
Spectral (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Hungary
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, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: danger, supernatural, survival, escapades, military, science, battles, save the world, heroes, heroic mission, technology, chaos ...
Time: near future, future
Place: usa, new york, eastern europe, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
 407K
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, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, adventure, apocalypse, imaginary, maze, isolation, trapped, society, memory loss, youth, young heroes, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 13K
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 and romance, reform school, lucifer, guardian angel, fire, couples, fall in love, teenage life, love, coming of age ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.9
 287K
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, serious, rough, tense, biblical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, survival, post apocalyptic, warrior, dystopic future, chaos, future dystopia, lone wolves, danger, life is a bitch, lone hero ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 64K
Into the Storm (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, realistic, suspenseful, disaster movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tornado, adventure, small town, chaos, rescue, family relations, danger, teenage life, forces of nature, obsessive quest, catastrophe, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 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, tense, realistic, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: invasion, survival, adventure, heroes, rescue, teenager, escapades, youth, young heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.7
 105K
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, suspense, surprise ending, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, utopia, survival, good versus evil, surveillance, technology, manipulation, strong female character, danger, politics, brainwashing, genetics ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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