Movies like World War Z

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World War Z (2013)
 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 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, serious, epic, rough, tense, suspense, exciting, scary, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, deadly virus, save the world, infected, scientist, un, chaos, plague, survival, disease, self sacrifice, vaccine, death, soldier, cure, mutation, survivor, multiple perspectives, lone hero, worldwide chaos, gory, military, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: new jersey, jerusalem, south korea, philadelphia, israel, new york, india ...

Most similar movies to World War Z

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting and scary films with plots about survival, danger, deadly, apocalypse, dialogue, virus and violence mostly in Sci-Fi, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like World War Z: I Am Legend (2007), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), The Walking Dead (2010), Resident Evil (2002), Resident Evil: Retribution (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
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I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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: suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, zombie, loneliness, plague, future dystopia, post apocalypse, heroes, danger, chaos, isolation, experiment ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, near future, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, scary, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, plague, apocalypse, danger, one man army, infected, survival, fate of humanity, scientist, heroine, threat, experiment gone awry ...
Time: future
Place: utah, salt lake city utah, las vegas, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Walking Dead (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, 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: survival, zombie, zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, plague, supernatural, future dystopia, danger, chaos, post apocalypse, fear, social decay ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 230K
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, macabre, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, bio weapon, quarantine, infected, zombie apocalypse, imaginary, virus, experiment gone awry, gory, mutant, survival, monster ...
Time: future, 2000s, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, scary, exciting, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: plague, zombie, genetic engineering, future dystopia, pandemic, virus, chase, survival, bio weapon, mutant, hand to hand combat, post apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., moscow russia, tokyo, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, good versus evil, future dystopia, survival, biohazard, undead, deadly virus, infected, bio weapon, rivalry, plague ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, usa, alaska, california, japan ...
⇓ 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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chaos, zombie, apocalypse, bio weapon, female soldier, post apocalypse, end of the world, post apocalyptic, mutant, monster, pistol, supernatural ...
Time: future
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.0
 348K
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, bleak, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, escape, monster, quarantine, chaos, found footage, skyscraper, fear, giant monster, danger, destruction, helicopter ...
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 ⇓
80%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 68K
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, rescue, infected, survival, chase, cannibalism, future dystopia, danger, society, disfigurement, cure ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, dungeon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, danger, alien invasion, obsessive quest, adventure, survival, mysterious character, tsunami, youth, teenage life, genocide ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, bangkok thailand, ohio, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 28K
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: macabre, exciting, scary, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, chaos, gory, gunfight, virus, supernatural, danger, on the road, deadly ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Land of the Dead (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada
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, zombie apocalypse, survival, future dystopia, mercenary, siege, back from the dead, gory, heroic mission, post apocalypse, danger, soldier ...
Time: future, 1990s, year 1995
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 104K
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, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, quarantine, insanity, on the run, infected, deadly virus, survival, chaos and mayhem, danger, small town, isolation, army ...
Place: iowa, usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Last Man on Earth (1964)
Genre: 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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: antidote, plague, apocalypse, zombie, vampire, survival, end of the world, blood, new car, blood transfusion, steak, corpse ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, chaos, survival, heroic mission, danger, sergeant, marines, alien encounter, save the world, ufo, soldier, resistance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, san diego california, santa monica california
⇓ 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: scary, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, rescue, monster, loss of friend, cannibalism, stripper, policewoman, quarantine, sniper, suicide, cover up, conspiracy ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 200K
Contagion (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
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: tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: plague, quarantine, epidemic, infected, scientist, fate of humanity, vaccine, chaos and mayhem, virus, death, paranoia, hysteria ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: asia, usa, hong kong, geneva switzerland, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ 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: suspense, dark, surprise ending, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: zombie, children, little girl, infection, eaten alive, blood, apocalypse, virus, survival, military, bunker, teacher ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 382K
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: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: apocalypse, memory loss, survival, adventure, isolation, trapped, young heroes, danger, youth, imaginary, maze, society ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: survival, danger, supernatural, escapades, military, save the world, heroic mission, heroes, chaos, violence, science, technology ...
Time: near future, future
Place: usa, new york, eastern europe, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 240K
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, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, survival, zombie, infected, chaos, mutant, zombie apocalypse, danger, siblings relations, survivor, on the run, corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 26K
The Omega Man (1971)
Genre: Action, 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: futuristic, bleak, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, survival, danger, chaos, zombie, siege, apocalypse, rivalry, supernatural, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem, genetically altered ...
Time: future, near future, year 1977
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, futuristic ...
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, back from the dead, chaos, danger, cannibalism, found footage, death, survival, gory, chase, transformation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 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, giant monster, danger, evil alien, heroic mission, heroes, destruction, giant, androids and robots, monster, survival, battles ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: tokyo, pacific ocean, asia, manila philippines, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Zombie Apocalypse (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Months after a zombie plague has wiped out 90 percent of the American population, a small group of survivors fight their way cross-country to a rumored refuge on the island of Catalina.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie apocalypse, zombie, gory, survival, deadly, escapades, supernatural, danger, apocalypse, plague, virus, explosion ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 71K
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: captivating, scary, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infected, survival, vampire, save the world, scientist, supernatural, good versus evil, deadly virus, fate of humanity, plague, immortality, professor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.1
 10K
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, serious, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, quarantine, plague, bio weapon, virus, blood, death, rescue, pregnancy, soldier, danger, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pennsylvania, asia, vietnam, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Battle of the Damned (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Singapore
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Following a deadly viral outbreak, private military soldier Max Gatling leads a handful of survivors and a ragtag band of robots against an army of the infected.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, killer robot, rescue mission, survival, daring rescue, deadly, danger, tough heroes, virus, zombie apocalypse, battle, martial arts ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 187K
Planet Terror (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two doctors find their graveyard shift inundated with townspeople ravaged by sores. Among the wounded is Cherry, a dancer whose leg was ripped from her body. As the invalids quickly become enraged aggressors, Cherry and her ex-boyfriend Wray lead a ...
Style: dark humor, exciting, rough, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, save the world, cannibalism, gory, infected, chaos and mayhem, military base, violence, transformation, military, hospital ...
Time: 2000s
Place: texas, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Genre: 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, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, survival, chaos and mayhem, siege, group of strangers, death, mass murder, shopping mall, gory, infected, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: wisconsin, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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