Movies like The 5th Wave

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The 5th Wave (2016)
 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, futuristic, stylized, surprise ending, suspense, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, danger, obsessive quest, adventure, survival, mysterious character, teenage life, alien invasion, end of the world, youth, genocide, tsunami, siblings relations, evil alien, chaos, alien, chaos and mayhem, space and aliens, escapades, ufo, chase, heroes, military, humanity, virus ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, 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, serious, suspenseful and futuristic films with plots about danger, survival, chase, death, catastrophe, dialogue and explosion mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like The 5th Wave: The Host (2013), The Darkest Minds (2018), Divergent (2014), War of the Worlds (2005), Spectral (2016). 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, power of love, love and romance, true love, teenage love, vestiges of humanity, apocalypse, romance, self sacrifice, invasion, mind control, alien invasion ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspenseful, exciting, romantic, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: good versus evil, telekinesis, love and romance, superhuman powers, danger, kidnapping, friendship, mind control, supernatural power, super powers, escape, radio ...
Time: near future
Place: virginia
⇓ 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, youth, rebellion, society, training, mentor, heroes, rebelliousness, save the day, chosen one ...
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, bleak, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, evil alien, alien invasion, invasion, space and aliens, survival, danger, destruction, parents and children, escapades, adventure, disintegration ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, algeria, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 44K
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, suspense, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, survival, danger, escapades, military, save the world, heroes, heroic mission, chaos, violence, science, technology ...
Time: near future, future
Place: usa, new york, eastern europe, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, female protagonist, rebellion, future dystopia, danger, society, social decay, adventure, revolution, youth, escapades, heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, exciting, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien invasion, evil alien, apocalypse, space and aliens, deadly, on the run, danger, electricity, alien, survival, end of the world, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, mcdonald's restaurant, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, danger, teenage love, friendship, youth, young heroes, supernatural, heroes, good versus evil, teenage life, space and aliens, supernatural romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, africa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 200K
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, teenage love, coming of age, heroes, fighting the system, rebellion, misfit, society, young heroes, power relations, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, danger, confined, imaginary, virus, zombie, desert, disease, immunity, infection, on the run ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 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: exciting, futuristic, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: save the world, danger, evil alien, heroic mission, destruction, heroes, giant monster, monster, giant, androids and robots, survival, battles ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: tokyo, pacific ocean, asia, sydney australia, manila philippines ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, female protagonist, future dystopia, young heroes, warrior, mentor, rebellion, championship, president, danger, resistance, contests and competitions ...
Time: future, near 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, futuristic, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, contests and competitions, young heroes, future dystopia, against the odds, killings, death, heroes, trap, life is a bitch, danger, rivalry ...
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, serious, epic, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, deadly virus, save the world, zombie apocalypse, infected, un, chaos, scientist, survival, plague, vaccine ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: new jersey, south korea, jerusalem, philadelphia, israel ...
⇓ 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 ⇓
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, 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 ⇓
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: realistic, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: invasion, small town, occupation, survival, danger, patriotism, resistance, adventure, heroic mission, rivalry, super weapon, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, russia, latin america, tokyo, china
⇓ 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, suspenseful, futuristic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, danger, apocalypse, heroic mission, survival, spacecraft, adventure, parents and children, isolation, young heroes, real life father and son playing father and son, save the day ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
 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, basic training, save the world, chosen one, space and aliens, military base, evil alien, child prodigy, heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 96K
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, bad ending, entertaining
Plot: good versus evil, survival, teenagers, surveillance, genetics, technology, manipulation, utopia, betrayal, brainwashing, chase, memory ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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, vestiges of humanity, chaos, survival, apocalypse, alien encounter, abduction, danger, demolished city, spacecraft, group of friends ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, big ben london, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: ufo, evil alien, sheriff, spacecraft, alien, gunfight, cowboy, escape, small town, chaos, abduction, outlaw ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.3
 10K
Occupation (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A small group of town residents have to band together after a devastating ground invasion. As they struggle to survive, they realize they must stay one step ahead of their attackers, and work together for a chance to strike back.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: extraterrestrial, alien invasion, alien abduction, survivor, beaten to death, knife, beating, machine gun, kidnapping, mercilessness, waitress, invasion ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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: futuristic, mind bending, suspenseful, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, apocalypse, mysterious character, evil alien, vestiges of humanity, disorder, danger, space and aliens, resistance, post apocalypse, survival, alien encounter ...
Time: future
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, heroes, adventure, destiny, chaos, space and aliens, danger, space wars, hopes, save the lady, chosen one, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: st. petersburg russia, chicago illinois
⇓ 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: teens, boys' night
Plot: save the world, military, ship, evil alien, ocean or sea, navy, alien encounter, battles, ufo, danger, alien invasion, soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, year 2012, 2010s ...
Place: battleship, hong kong, hawaii, japan, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, alien invasion, apocalypse, ufo, heroes, resistance, alien encounter, gunfight, survival, survivor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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, danger, leadership, space station, betrayal, young heroes, post apocalypse, rivalry, rebellion, against the rules, youth, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.2
 207K
Knowing (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, scary, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: apocalypse, changing the past or future, end of the world, professor, scientist, prophecy, air disaster, prediction, code, destiny, supernatural, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, future
Place: massachusetts, 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: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: invasion, survival, adventure, rescue, heroes, danger, youth, wartime life, life is a bitch, hopes, young heroes, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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