Movies like World War Z

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World War Z (2013)
 7.0
 647K
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, apocalyptic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, zombie, zombie apocalypse, save the world, end of the world, scientist, plague, epidemic, deadly virus, virus, infected, asthma, chaos, un, vaccine, survival, escapades, self sacrifice, pandemic, graphic violence, survivor, disease, death, soldier, mutation ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: new jersey, philadelphia, jerusalem, israel, new york, paris france, 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, suspense, exciting and serious films with plots about survival, danger, apocalypse, violence, death, blood and virus mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Horror genres. Some movies like World War Z: I Am Legend (2007), Resident Evil (2002), 28 Weeks Later (2007), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), Resident Evil: Retribution (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 738K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, 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, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, loneliness, plague, future dystopia, heroes, isolation, deadly creature, survivor, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, near future
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.6
 265K
Resident Evil (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Germany, 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: scary, suspense, futuristic, bloody, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, bio weapon, zombie apocalypse, virus, infected, mutant, survival, experiment gone awry, quarantine, monster, good versus evil, chase ...
Time: future, 2000s, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.9
 272K
28 Weeks Later (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Spain, USA
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, zombie apocalypse, survival, infected, post apocalypse, plague, virus, end of the world, chaos, chaos and mayhem, mutant, deadly virus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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, apocalypse, post apocalypse, one man army, heroine, supernatural, monster, experiment gone awry, plague, zombie apocalypse, infected, heroic mission ...
Time: future
Place: utah, salt lake city utah, las vegas, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
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, exciting, scary, futuristic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, plague, female assassin, female fighter, future dystopia, zombie apocalypse, chase, heroic mission, fistfight, pandemic, survival ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, new york, washington d.c., moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, post apocalypse, survival, plague, virus, group of strangers, walking dead, chaos and mayhem, death, siege ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: usa, wisconsin, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, suspenseful, captivating, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, survival, post apocalypse, walking dead, plague, moral dilemma, graphic violence, vestiges of humanity, pandemic, supernatural ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, atlanta, georgia, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.6
 208K
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, apocalypse, survival horror, pandemic, zombie attack, survival, train, quarantine, living dead, train crash, self sacrifice ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: south korea, korea, busan, east asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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, apocalypse, pandemic, infection, zombie child, gas mask, distopia, bunker, eaten alive, little girl ...
Time: future
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.9
 77K
Doomsday (2008)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, South Africa, Germany
Duration: 105 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, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, plague, apocalypse, infected, survival, rescue, quarantine, future dystopia, chaos, society, cannibalism, chase ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2030s, 2010s ...
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 36K
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: scary, suspenseful, absurd, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, virus, apocalypse, survival, chaos, post apocalypse, graphic violence, gunfight, supernatural, on the road, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.2
 107K
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, twists and turns, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, alien invasion, adventure, obsessive quest, survival, tsunami, space and aliens, escapades, invasion, alien, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, london, tower bridge london, new york, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, 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, futuristic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, future dystopia, female warrior, apocalypse, good versus evil, deadly virus, survival, zombie apocalypse, powerful corporation, biohazard, infected ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, japan, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA, Canada, France
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: rough, twists and turns, stylized, futuristic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, distopia, mutant, zombie apocalypse, rescue, post apocalypse, future dystopia, monster, martial arts, killer dog, powerful corporation, chase ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.3
 58K
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: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, escapades, super soldier, space and aliens, survival, heroic mission, secret laboratory, chaos and mayhem, military, science, battles, save the world ...
Time: near future, future
Place: usa, new york, virginia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada
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, survival horror, end of the world, zombie, chaos, distopia, zombie apocalypse, female fighter, mutant, female warrior, bio weapon, female soldier ...
Time: future
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.0
 392K
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, suspense, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, found footage, giant monster, survival horror, quarantine, destruction, disaster, chaos, survival, fear, escape, monster terrorizes city ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Land of the Dead (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
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, zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, future dystopia, survival, siege, back from the dead, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, heroes, soldier, escapades ...
Time: future, year 1995, 2000s, 90s
Place: pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A reboot of the "Resident Evil" franchise. Set in 1998, the intention is to re-create the 'terrifying visceral experience' of the first two games in the series, exploring 'the secrets hidden in the walls of the Spenser ...
Style: scary, suspense, disturbing, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: zombie apocalypse, zombie, infection, mutant, death, post apocalypse, supernatural, distopia, end of the world, zombie attack, monster, one against many ...
Time: future, 90s, year 1998
Place: usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 300K
Contagion (2011)
Genre: 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, apocalyptic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: epidemic, virus, plague, pandemic, quarantine, infected, scientist, deadly virus, infection, vaccine, fate of humanity, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: asia, usa, chicago illinois, minneapolis minnesota, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.3
 37K
#Alive (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 98 min.
Story: As a grisly virus rampages a city, a lone man stays locked inside his apartment, digitally cut off from seeking help and desperate to find a way out.
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, isolation, apocalypse, walking dead, survival, zombie attack, infestation, zombie outbreak, virus, deadly virus, zombie survival ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 17K
Extinction (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, USA, Hungary, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: And suddenly, overnight, the world came to a halt. Two men, two survivors, one kid, and hatred that separates them. A place forgotten by everyone, including the creatures that inhabit the Earth... until now.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, intense, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, zombie, end of the world, epidemic, survival, father daughter relationship, wilderness, chase, mystery, betrayal, cannibalism ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, distopia, cure, teenage hero, pandemic, vaccine, battles, murder, imprisonment, laboratory, terminal illness ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 5.8
 372K
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, serious, tense, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, catastrophe, tsunami, natural disaster, disaster, forces of nature, humanity in peril, vestiges of humanity, destruction, human existence, race against time ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2009, near future, year 2010 ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, tibet, big ben london, pasadena california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A zombie attack brings chaos to Harvardville Airport. Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield , who fought the sinister Umbrella Corporation during the Raccoon City tragedy 7 years ago, are back. In high-octane Resident Evil style, they're ready to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, chaos, infection, experiment gone awry, monster, genetically altered, chaos and mayhem, heroes, soldier, good versus evil, survival, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 560K
Zombieland (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
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, humorous, absurd, parody, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, dark humor, plague, survival horror, road trip, chaos and mayhem, chaos, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., los angeles, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, chaos and mayhem, plague, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, back from the dead, found footage, chaos, death, survival, chase, cannibalism, filmmaker, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time loop, time travel, alien, alien invasion, changing the past or future, invasion, soldier, evil alien, warrior, deja vu, space and aliens, time paradox ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.5
 9K
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, suspenseful, captivating, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: pandemic, infection, infected, patient, zombie, bunker, end of the world, virus, professor, survival, mutant, transformation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%