Movies like World War Z

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World War Z (2013)
 7.0
 579K
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 persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls.
Style: suspenseful, epic, serious, scary, rough, tense, suspense, exciting, stylized, controversial ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, save the world, scientist, deadly virus, plague, end of the world, infected, chaos, asthma, un, survival, self sacrifice, vaccine, pandemic, mutation, disease, death, soldier, cure, survivor, multiple perspectives, escapades, epidemic ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: new jersey, jerusalem, philadelphia, israel, paris france, new york, india ...

Most similar movies to World War Z

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and scary films with plots about survival, danger, virus, apocalypse, blood, death and dialogue mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Horror genres. Some movies like World War Z: I Am Legend (2007), Resident Evil (2002), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), Resident Evil: Retribution (2012), Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
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I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting, scary, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, zombie, post apocalypse, loneliness, future dystopia, plague, experiment, danger, quarantine, isolation, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, near future, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.7
 240K
Resident Evil (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a virus leaks from a top-secret facility, turning all resident researchers into ravenous zombies and their lab animals into mutated hounds from hell, the government sends in an elite military task force to contain the outbreak. Alice and Rain ...
Style: suspense, scary, futuristic, bloody, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, virus, experiment gone awry, infected, quarantine, bio weapon, imaginary, mutant, powerful corporation, gory, survival ...
Time: future, near future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Australia, Germany, UK, USA, Mexico, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Years after the Racoon City catastrophe, survivors travel across the Nevada desert, hoping to make it to Alaska. Alice joins the caravan and their fight against hordes of zombies and the evil Umbrella Corp.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, scary, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, one man army, danger, zombie apocalypse, survival, plague, experiment gone awry, fate of humanity, scientist, heroine, infected ...
Time: future
Place: utah, salt lake city utah, las vegas, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA, France, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice, awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, bleak, scary, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, female assassin, post apocalypse, plague, pandemic, future dystopia, female fighter, zombie apocalypse, virus, chase, survival, bio weapon ...
Time: future
Place: moscow russia, washington d.c., tokyo, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, France, USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, future dystopia, apocalypse, good versus evil, survival, undead, biohazard, zombie apocalypse, deadly virus, infected, gory, supernatural ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, usa, california, japan, alaska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 251K
28 Weeks Later (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this chilling sequel to 28 Days Later, the inhabitants of the British Isles appear to have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there. Six months later, a group of Americans dare to ...
Style: scary, tense, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie apocalypse, zombie, survival, plague, infected, chaos, virus, mutant, post apocalypse, end of the world, danger, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: USA, Canada, Japan, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of surviving people take refuge in a shopping center after the world has been over taken over by aggressive, flesh-eating zombies. A remake of the 1978 zombie film of the same name.
Style: scary, rough, dark humor, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, chaos and mayhem, post apocalypse, group of strangers, death, plague, mass murder, shopping mall, siege ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: wisconsin, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 362K
Cloverfield (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: found footage, giant monster, quarantine, monster, survival, chaos, destruction, fear, escape, danger, skyscraper, survival horror ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Walking Dead (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, bleak, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, plague, supernatural, future dystopia, fear, death, walking dead, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.5
 108K
The Crazies (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four friends find themselves trapped in their small hometown after they discover their friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: insanity, plague, infected, quarantine, deadly virus, survival, chaos and mayhem, danger, isolation, on the run, small town, gory ...
Place: iowa, usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 133K
Train to Busan (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Martial law is declared when a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival…
Style: emotional, tense, suspense, bleak, bloody ...
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, train, pandemic, quarantine, survival, self sacrifice, father daughter relationship, violence, apocalypse, brutality, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south korea, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.0
 71K
Doomsday (2008)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, South Africa, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A lethal virus spreads throughout the British isles,infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, apocalypse, cannibalism, rescue, post apocalypse, infected, survival, future dystopia, danger, chase, quarantine, society ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France, Canada, South Africa, Australia, UK, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: post apocalyptic, post apocalypse, end of the world, chaos, bio weapon, zombie apocalypse, female fighter, zombie, survival, danger, apocalypse, battle ...
Time: future
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 31K
Z Nation (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood.
Style: suspenseful, scary, exciting, absurd, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, virus, chaos, gory, deadly, gunfight, danger, on the road, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: As the city is locked down under quarantine, Alice joins a small band of elite soldiers, enlisted to rescue the missing daughter of the creator of the mutating T-virus. It's a heart-pounding race against time as the group faces off against ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, scary, futuristic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, rescue, zombie apocalypse, monster, cannibalism, loss of friend, quarantine, sniper, policewoman, stripper, cover up, suicide ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 95K
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 ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, alien invasion, danger, adventure, obsessive quest, survival, tsunami, mysterious character, youth, teenage life, siblings relations ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, ohio, bangkok thailand, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 53K
The Last Ship (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Their mission is simple: Find a cure. Stop the virus. Save the world. When a global pandemic wipes out eighty percent of the planet's population, the crew of a lone naval destroyer must find a way to pull humanity from the brink of extinction.
Style: suspenseful, serious, stylized, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy, battleship, save the world, apocalypse, survival, military, danger, pandemic, quarantine, plague, ocean or sea, heroes ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Man on Earth (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Robert Morgan is the last man on earth, as far as he can tell. A plague killed everyone else on the planet several years ago. He was immune to it, and can only guess why. Vampires that were formerly human attack Morgan's home every night
Style: atmospheric, bleak, scary, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: antidote, apocalypse, zombie, vampire, survival, end of the world, blood, plague, blindness, disease, dead man, survivor ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Land of the Dead (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The world is full of zombies and the survivors have barricaded themselves inside a walled city to keep out the living dead. As the wealthy hide out in skyscrapers and chaos rules the streets, the rest of the survivors must find a way to stop the ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, zombie, future dystopia, survival, siege, back from the dead, gory, heroic mission, mercenary, danger, soldier ...
Time: future, 1990s, 2000s, year 1995
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.4
 7K
Patient Zero (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After an unprecedented global pandemic has turned the majority of humankind into violent "Infected," a man gifted with the ability to speak the Infected's new language leads the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero and a cure.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending
Plot: pandemic, infected, patient, survivor, end of the world, virus, infection, zombie, science, survival, professor, rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 73K
The Strain (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient ...
Style: scary, captivating, suspenseful, serious, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, infected, save the world, deadly virus, survival, good versus evil, fate of humanity, plague, supernatural, professor, danger, human existence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 250K
Contagion (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, suspense, tense, emotional ...
Plot: plague, virus, epidemic, quarantine, infected, pandemic, scientist, fate of humanity, hysteria, infection, chaos and mayhem, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, asia, minneapolis minnesota, atlanta georgia, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.8
 341K
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, forces of nature, natural disaster, foreknowledge, evacuation, human existence, destruction, chaos, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, year 2010, near future ...
Place: big ben london, china, pasadena california, mount everest, british columbia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in this reimagining of Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a ...
Style: exciting, offbeat, tense, suspenseful, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: zombie, looking for love, zombie apocalypse, couple relations, plague, wooing, prejudice, shaolin, pride, deadly, society, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 48K
Spectral (2016)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, suspense, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: danger, survival, supernatural, save the world, escapades, military, science, technology, heroic mission, heroes, battles, chaos ...
Time: near future, future
Place: usa, new york, virginia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Diary of the Dead (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of young film students run into real-life zombies while filming a horror movie of their own.
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, found footage, back from the dead, chaos, zombie apocalypse, danger, cannibalism, death, survival, gory, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 28K
The Omega Man (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, survival, isolation, danger, zombie, vestiges of humanity, heroic mission, life is a bitch, genetically altered, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, transformation ...
Time: future, year 1975, near future, year 1977
Place: los angeles, usa, woodstock, soviet union, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the future, a strange fungus has changed nearly everyone into a thoughtless, flesh-eating monster. When a scientist and a teacher find a girl who seems to be immune to the fungus, they all begin a journey to save humanity.
Style: dark, suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, little girl, apocalypse, eaten alive, blood, virus, infection, survival, children, military, bunker ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who ...
Style: tragic ending, suspense, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: maze, desert, cure, teenage hero, battle, scientist, murder, pandemic, trial, imprisonment, vaccine, terminal illness ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 11K
The Crazies (1973)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Citizens of a small town are infected by a biological weapon that causes its victims to become violently insane. As uninfected citizens struggle to survive, the military readies its own response.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, virus, epidemic, quarantine, survival, rescue, on the run, race against time, danger, scientist, cure, pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pennsylvania, asia, vietnam, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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