Movies like World War Z

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World War Z (2013)
 7.0
 604K
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, scary, serious, epic, rough, tense, suspense, exciting, stylized, controversial ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, save the world, end of the world, deadly virus, scientist, plague, infected, asthma, epidemic, chaos, un, vaccine, pandemic, escapades, survival, self sacrifice, mutation, graphic violence, virus, disease, death, soldier, cure ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: new jersey, philadelphia, jerusalem, israel, paris france, new york, india ...

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Most similar movies to World War Z

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and exciting films with plots about danger, survival, apocalypse, violence, blood, death and weapons 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), Z Nation (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 689K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, 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, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, plague, future dystopia, loneliness, isolation, heroes, experiment, deadly creature, quarantine ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.7
 248K
Resident Evil (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Germany
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: scary, suspense, futuristic, bloody, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, virus, infected, bio weapon, experiment gone awry, quarantine, survival, mutant, imaginary, gory, monster ...
Time: future, near future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Australia, Germany, UK, USA, Mexico, Canada, Japan
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: exciting, suspenseful, scary, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, one man army, apocalypse, post apocalypse, danger, plague, zombie apocalypse, experiment gone awry, survival, infected, monster, supernatural ...
Time: future
Place: utah, las vegas, salt lake city utah, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, futuristic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, plague, female assassin, female fighter, zombie apocalypse, future dystopia, hand to hand combat, pandemic, chase, survival, good versus evil ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, washington d.c., new york, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 6.7
 33K
Z Nation (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, virus, survival, gory, post apocalypse, deadly, chaos, graphic violence, danger, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 259K
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, rough, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, zombie apocalypse, plague, infected, end of the world, post apocalypse, chaos, virus, chaos and mayhem, mutant, deadly virus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, plague, chaos and mayhem, infected, death, siege, shopping mall, group of strangers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: usa, wisconsin, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Walking Dead (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, survival, zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, plague, danger, supernatural, future dystopia, walking dead, fear, graphic violence ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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 7.6
 168K
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: suspense, tense, emotional, touching, bleak ...
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, pandemic, apocalypse, zombie attack, survival horror, train, survival, quarantine, living dead, violence, self sacrifice ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: south korea, korea, busan, east asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, France, Canada, UK, China, USA
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, futuristic, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, future dystopia, female warrior, apocalypse, good versus evil, deadly virus, survival, zombie apocalypse, biohazard, infected, undead ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, usa, california, tokyo, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, France, Canada, South Africa, Australia, UK, Japan, China
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, suspenseful, futuristic, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: post apocalypse, end of the world, post apocalyptic, chaos, female fighter, zombie apocalypse, strong female lead, apocalypse, zombie, female warrior, bio weapon, survival horror ...
Time: future
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 374K
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, suspense, scary, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, found footage, giant monster, survival horror, quarantine, survival, chaos, destruction, chaos and mayhem, fear, escape, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.0
 74K
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, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, plague, apocalypse, survival, cannibalism, infected, rescue, danger, future dystopia, chase, society, antidote ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2030s, 2010s ...
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 101K
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, futuristic, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, alien invasion, adventure, survival, obsessive quest, danger, post apocalypse, tsunami, alien, space and aliens, chaos ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, london, new york, tower bridge london, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, UK, Canada, USA, Japan
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, rough, futuristic, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, distopia, zombie apocalypse, rescue, monster, mutant, future dystopia, cannibalism, quarantine, policewoman, martial arts, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 53K
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, suspense, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: danger, supernatural, survival, escapades, secret laboratory, space and aliens, military, science, battles, save the world, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: near future, future
Place: usa, new york, eastern europe, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 112K
The Crazies (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, 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: scary, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: insanity, plague, infected, survival, deadly virus, quarantine, chaos and mayhem, chaos, danger, bio weapon, on the run, small town ...
Place: iowa, usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.5
 8K
Patient Zero (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 87 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, suspenseful, captivating, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: pandemic, infected, patient, bunker, end of the world, infection, virus, zombie, science, survival, professor, transformation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same ...
Style: mind bending, futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time loop, time travel, alien, changing the past or future, alien invasion, invasion, soldier, evil alien, warrior, foreknowledge, deja vu, hi-tech ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie apocalypse, zombie, future dystopia, post apocalypse, survival, siege, back from the dead, gory, heroic mission, soldier, chaos and mayhem, danger ...
Time: future, year 1995, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, psychotronic, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, pandemic, apocalypse, zombie child, blood, eaten alive, infection, little girl, military, bunker ...
Time: future
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 521K
Zombieland (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Columbus has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee doesn't have fears. If he did, he'd kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they're about to ...
Style: funny, dark humor, absurd, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, road trip, danger, plague, chaos and mayhem, parody, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, hollywood star
Place: usa, washington d.c., los angeles, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 284K
Contagion (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA, Hong Kong
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: epidemic, virus, plague, pandemic, infected, quarantine, scientist, fate of humanity, infection, deadly virus, survival, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 70s
Place: asia, usa, san francisco, london, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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: captivating, suspense, tragic ending, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: maze, desert, cure, pandemic, vaccine, battles, scientist, murder, terminal illness, imprisonment, danger, disease ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Diary of the Dead (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of young film students run into real-life zombies while filming a horror movie of their own.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: zombie, back from the dead, apocalypse, found footage, chaos, zombie apocalypse, danger, cannibalism, death, survival, gory, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 354K
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, foreknowledge, human existence, vestiges of humanity, destruction, evacuation, demolished city ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, year 2010, near future ...
Place: china, usa, paris france, california, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Day of the Dead (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Day of the Dead is a horror film which is nominally a quasi-remake of George A. Romero's classic zombie film of the same name, which was the third in Romero's Dead series. The film is directed by Steve Miner (who also directed Friday the ...
Style: scary, rough, suspense, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, quarantine, small town, virus, soldier, survival, deadly creature, race against time, danger, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
 29K
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, zombie, isolation, danger, heroic mission, life is a bitch, bio weapon, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, transformation, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, 70s, year 1975, year 1977, near future
Place: los angeles, usa, china, woodstock, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
House of the Dead (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set on an island off the coast, a techno rave party attracts a diverse group of college coeds and a Coast Guard officer. Soon, they discover that their X-laced escapades are to be interrupted by zombies and monsters that attack them on the ground, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rave, zombie, island, survival, danger, deadly, chaos, gory, teenage life, brutality, mad scientist, party ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Astronaut Brent is sent to rescue Taylor but crash lands on the Planet of the Apes, just like Taylor did in the original film. Taylor has disappeared into the Forbidden Zone so Brent and Nova try to follow and find him. He discovers a cult of humans ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: astronaut, apocalypse, mutant, post apocalypse, distopia, rescue, nuclear holocaust, battles, science, survivor, monkey, worship ...
Time: future, 70s
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%