Movies like The Day the Earth Caught Fire

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The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
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The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: British reporters suspect an international cover-up of a global disaster in progress... and they're right. Hysterical panic has engulfed the world after the United States and the Soviet Union simultaneously detonate nuclear devices and have caused the orbit of the Earth to alter, sending it hurtling towards the sun.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, suspense, ambiguous ending, cerebral, light, enigmatic, clever, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: end of the world, race against time, apocalypse, newspaper, global warming, newsroom, danger, chaos, survival, sun, earth, heat, chases and races, escapades, heroes, journalism, save the world, alcohol abuse, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry, science, nuclear holocaust, worldwide chaos, paranoia, cold war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, future, 1950s
Place: england, london, europe, russia, big ben london, moscow russia, india ...

Most similar movies to The Day the Earth Caught Fire

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, bleak and suspense films with plots about danger, chaos, survival, apocalypse, death, escapades and heroes mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Day the Earth Caught Fire: Miracle Mile (1988), No Blade of Grass (1970), Supernova (2005), The Day After (1983), Malevil (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Miracle Mile (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After 30 years of searching, Harry (Edwards) has finally met the girl of his dreams. Unfortunately, before they even have a chance to go on their first date, Harry intercepts some chilling news: WWIII has begun and nuclear missiles will destroy Los ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, futuristic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, apocalypse, race against time, gas station, elevator, gun, one night, explosion, panic, helicopter, riot, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, antarctica
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95%
No Blade of Grass (1970)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A strange new virus has appeared, which only attacks strains of grasses such as wheat and rice, and the world is descending into famine and chaos. Architect John, along with his family and friends, is making his way from London to his brother's ...
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Plot: survival, virus, farm, family in danger, chaos, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, exploitation, future dystopia, plague, danger, family problems ...
Time: future
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Supernova (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A international science conference is held in Australia when Dr. Austin Shepard mysteriously disappears Dr. Shepard's colleague, Christopher Richardson and other people are soon faced with the reality of an impending crisis and an attempt to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, race against time, apocalypse, danger, survival, astronomer, adventure, save the planet, escapades, government agency, heroic mission, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia, africa, taj mahal, paris france, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 12K
The Day After (1983)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The film portrays a fictional nuclear war between NATO forces and the Warsaw Pact that rapidly escalates into a full scale exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union, focusing on the residents of Lawrence, Kansas, and Kansas City, ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: apocalypse, cold war, radiation, small town, survival, nuclear holocaust, war, anti war, small town life, danger, nuclear war, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: kansas, usa, soviet union, missouri, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Malevil (1981)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In southern France, in a quite little town, the mayor, who also owns a castle with some cattle, is in the wine cellar with some other people: the pharmacist, the veterinary, and some of his employees. As they are drinking wine, they hear a terrible ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, leadership, nuclear explosion, apocalypse, tunnel, train, isolation, palaces castles and temples, confined, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Knowing (2009)
Genre: 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: futuristic, suspense, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: apocalypse, chases and races, changing the past or future, end of the world, air disaster, foreknowledge, catastrophe, code, prediction, destiny, prophecy, professor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, future
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.2
 147K
Deep Impact (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. Now, it's up to the president of the United States to save the world. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, serious, suspense, epic ...
Plot: tsunami, nasa, astronomer, astronaut, end of the world, natural disaster, asteroids and comets, comet, race against time, president, self sacrifice, anti heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, future
Place: tucson arizona, langley virginia, manhattan new york city, paris france, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Where Have All the People Gone (1974)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A strange series of solar flares proves fatal for inhabitants of the Earth, except for the fortunate few who are somehow immune from the effects. Animals go insane and human beings turn to white powder, leaving behind only empty clothing. A handful ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, chaos and mayhem, supernatural, danger, escapades, chaos, family life, forces of nature, chases and races, life is a bitch, nuclear holocaust, demolished city ...
Time: 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Contagion (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 21st Century, terrorists have developed a new way to strike: disease. Not only have they created a deadly Level Four Ebola virus, their first victim is the President of the United States. The virus is particularly contagious and is spreading. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, chase, race against time, save the world, terrorism, chaos and mayhem, plague, chases and races, danger, deadly, heroes, chaos ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Five Million Years to Earth (1967)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An ancient Martian spaceship is unearthed in London, and proves to have powerful psychic effects on the people around.
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: spacecraft, androids and robots, riot, martian, danger, chaos, deadly creature, evil alien, ancient mystery, supernatural, race against time, rescue ...
Time: prehistory, 1960s, 1950s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.8
 6K
Flood (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, South Africa, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Timely yet terrifying, The Flood predicts the unthinkable. When a raging storm coincides with high seas it unleashes a colossal tidal surge, which travels mercilessly down England's East Coast and into the Thames Estuary. Overwhelming the ...
Style: talky, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, rescue, secret agents, tornado, adventure, save the day, ocean or sea, survival, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, england, europe, london, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Parts Per Billion (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The interwoven stories of three couples which are forced to make life altering decisions in the face of a disastrous war. Inspired and sometimes blinded by their love, Len, Mia, Andy, Esther, Anna and Erik are as flawed and beautiful as any of the ...
Style: serious, emotional, gloomy, bleak, suspense
Plot: plague, survival, virus, chaos, couples, war, couple relations, apocalypse, danger, deadly, love and romance, oxygen ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, near future, future
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Left Behind: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rayford Steele is an airline pilot whose relationship with his wife has gone sour;he ponders having an affair with an attractive flight attendant, Hattie Durham. In the midst of a flight to London, a number of their passengers mysteriously ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, futuristic, based on the bible ...
Plot: christian, apocalypse, chaos, stewardess, anti heroes, save the world, redemption, chaos and mayhem, religions or cults, danger, heroes, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: england, europe, london, israel, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
These Final Hours (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: What would you do on the last day on Earth? With the end of the world only hours away, the self-absorbed James heads to the ultimate party-to-end-all-parties. On his way there, he saves the life of a young girl named Rose who is searching ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, road movie, tense ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, party, race against time, on the road, chases and races, obsessive quest, track down, chaos and mayhem, life is a bitch, escapades, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
La hora incógnita (1964)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a small Spanish town, is expected to explode a nuclear bomb to ten at night. All neighbors leave, except for thirteen people who are gathered in the church and, with the help of the pastor, will find that there is still a possibility of salvation.
Style: serious, tense
Plot: evacuation, church, race against time, survival, human nature, small town, family in danger, danger, deadly, chaos, prostitute, drunkenness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.9
 411K
Children of Men (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, futuristic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: future dystopia, chaos, heroic mission, survival, redemption, dying, faith, birth, hippie, rebel, aging, save the world ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: london, europe, england, seattle washington, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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On the Beach (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The world has finally managed to blow itself up and only Australia has been spared from nuclear destruction and a gigantic wave of radiation is floating in on the breezes. One American sub located in the Pacific has survived and is met with disdain ...
Style: gloomy, serious, tense
Plot: race against time, adventure, survival, atomic bomb, submarine, ocean or sea, heroic mission, chases and races, danger, save the world, apocalypse, future dystopia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
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How I Live Now (2013)
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An American girl on holiday in the English countryside with her family finds herself in hiding and fighting for her survival as war breaks out.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: survival, youth, nuclear holocaust, danger, life is a bitch, teenage life, fall in love, love and romance, family relations, countryside, terrorist, teenage love ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: england, northern england, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 5.0
 6K
Meteor (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After a collision with a comet, a nearly 8km wide piece of the asteroid "Orpheus" is heading towards Earth. If it will hit it will cause a incredible catastrophe which will probably extinguish mankind. To stop the meteor NASA wants to use ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nasa, meteor, race against time, satellite, translator, government agency, adventure, man versus machine, space travel, save the day, save the world, alien encounter ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future
Place: russia, manhattan new york city, hong kong, washington d.c., alps ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Last Days of Man on Earth (1973)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After the death of his Nobel Prize-winning father, billionaire physicist Jerry Cornelius becomes embroiled in the search for the mysterious "Final Programme", developed by his father. The programme, a design for a perfect, self-replicating ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, offbeat, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, rescue, master villain, man versus machine, save the world, future dystopia, adventure, heroic mission, space travel, technology gone awry, danger, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 235K
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, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, zombie, survival, mutant, chaos, infected, siblings relations, on the run, danger, survivor, virus, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
These Are the Damned (1962)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An American tourist, a youth gang leader, and his troubled sister find themselves trapped in a top secret government facility experimenting on children.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful
Plot: youth gang, radioactive, experiment, mutant, radiation, heroic mission, danger, government, spacecraft, gang, gangsters, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Category 6: Day of Destruction (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Three tornadoes converge to wreak havoc on Chicago, disrupting the power grid and creating the worst super-storm in history: a category 6 twister.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, obsessive quest, race against time, save the world, survival, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 2K
Stranded (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A team of astronauts on the first mission to Mars crashes onto the surface, losing contact with Earth. With no other recourse, and help millions of miles away, the crew is forced to make desperate choices in order to stay alive. Will they be able to ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, thought provoking, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, space travel, spaceship crash, benign alien, race against time, adventure, space marine, rescue, save the world, survival, alien encounter, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Perfect Sense (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Susan is a scientist searching for answers to important questions. So important that she has given up on other things, like love - until she meets Micheal. Susan and Michael find themselves embarking on a sensual adventure while the world around ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, atmospheric, gloomy, offbeat ...
Plot: chef, scientist, human nature, love affair, life is a bitch, love and romance, memory, restaurant, human existence, suffering, epidemic, anarchy ...
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Quiet Earth (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a top-secret experiment misfires, a scientist may be the only man left alive in the world.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, serious, clever, mind bending ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, laboratory, experiment, explosion, mystery, experiment gone awry, alone, earth, trust, bomb, government ...
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Scorcher (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The only hope for humanity to survive a natural disaster is to detonate a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, rescue, apocalypse, danger, soldier, evacuation, anti heroes, martial arts, government agency, adventure, atomic bomb, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: antarctica, california, usa, los angeles, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
28 Days Later... (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, plague, virus, rage, infected, army, deadly virus, chaos and mayhem, survivor, death, research ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, manchester england, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
NYC: Tornado Terror (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An unexplained, local split in the atmosphere causes a series of total unpredictable, yet devastating tornadoes. Rookie fireman Brian Flynn gets trapped in the underground sewage with his girlfriend, deputy mayor James 'Jim' Lawrence and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ecological disaster, global warming, nasa, chaos and mayhem, race against time, forces of nature, save the day, danger, heroes, weatherman, escapades, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Toxic Skies (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A doctor must find a cure for a viral epidemic that is spreading through vapors from jets.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, exciting
Plot: bounty hunter, zombie, small community, race against time, save the world, survival, chaos and mayhem, plague, chases and races, danger, deadly, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%