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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, ambiguous ending, cerebral, light, enigmatic, clever, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, danger, chaos, race against time, global warming, newspaper, newsroom, survival, heroes, save the world, journalism, alcohol abuse, experiment gone awry, nuclear holocaust, chases and races, chaos and mayhem, escapades, worldwide chaos, earth, sun, heat, science, paranoia, cold war ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, future, 1950s
Place: england, london, russia, europe, india, australia, moscow russia ...

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, apocalypse, survival, end of the world, chases and races and race against time mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Day the Earth Caught Fire: Miracle Mile (1988), Five Million Years to Earth (1967), Supernova (2005), Deep Impact (1998), The Day After (1983). 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, nuclear holocaust, race against time, danger, helicopter, riot, gun, elevator, explosion, gas station, one night ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: los angeles, antarctica
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95%
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, danger, chaos, martian, riot, androids and robots, supernatural, stalking, race against time, save the world, deadly creature, dangerous animal ...
Time: prehistory, 1960s, 1950s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 3.8
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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: serious, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, race against time, danger, survival, apocalypse, astronomer, save the planet, government agency, heroes, adventure, escapades, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia, africa, sydney australia, pentagon, taj mahal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.2
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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, futuristic ...
Plot: nasa, tsunami, natural disaster, astronomer, end of the world, astronaut, comet, self sacrifice, race against time, save the world, evacuation, extinction ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: paris france, manhattan new york city, tucson arizona, washington d.c., langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: disturbing, bleak, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: cold war, radiation, apocalypse, survival, nuclear holocaust, small town, nuclear war, war, nuclear threat, atrocity, society, anti war ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: kansas, usa, missouri, soviet union, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: serious, bleak, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Plot: survival, family in danger, apocalypse, chaos, farm, virus, family problems, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, life is a bitch, forced into action, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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: suspenseful, serious, talky, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, rescue, tornado, save the day, survival, danger, forces of nature, adventure, secret agents, apocalypse, self sacrifice, disaster film ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, england, europe, london, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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1984 (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
Style: futuristic, bleak, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: future dystopia, brainwashing, totalitarianism, society, fascism, oppression, politics, diary, book, against humanity, on the run, dishonesty ...
Time: future, 20th century, 80s, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, rough, captivating ...
Plot: future dystopia, chaos, heroic mission, survival, redemption, birth, mission, protest, dying, faith, human existence, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: europe, london, england, poland, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.1
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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: melancholic, enigmatic, thought provoking, serious, romantic ...
Plot: chef, scientist, human existence, love affair, human nature, epidemic, suffering, chaos, memory, insomnia, anarchy, romance ...
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: tense, serious, gloomy
Plot: apocalypse, heroic mission, chases and races, escapades, future dystopia, nuclear holocaust, heroes, save the world, solitude, nuclear, survival, radiation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, race against time, rescue, evacuation, apocalypse, soldier, urban, adventure, escapades, anti heroes, heroic mission, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, antarctica, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
It's All About Love (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, France, Canada, Spain, USA, Japan, Sweden, UK, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of two lovers and their attempts to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse. John, and world-famous ice skating star, Elena, are about to sign divorce papers when they realise that, in spite of ...
Style: psychological, stylized, epic, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cloning, airport, apocalypse, romance, future dystopia, chases and races, love and romance, couple relations, life is a bitch, lovers on the run, couples, fear of flying ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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, futuristic, tense, based on the bible ...
Plot: apocalypse, chaos, stewardess, redemption, heroes, miraculous event, workplace intrigue, anti heroes, chaos and mayhem, danger, race against time, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: europe, london, england, israel, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: exciting, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, society, mentally unstable, starting over, train, cooking and food, palaces castles and temples, apocalypse, tunnel, escapades, confined, fascism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, suspenseful, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: survival, nuclear holocaust, youth, farm, teenage love, countryside, terrorist, fall in love, life is a bitch, love and romance, danger, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: rough, bleak, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, family life, nuclear holocaust, danger, forces of nature, chaos and mayhem, chases and races, escapades, demolished city, life is a bitch, supernatural, chaos ...
Time: 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: bleak, emotional, serious, gloomy, suspense
Plot: survival, chaos, plague, virus, love and romance, couple relations, danger, couples, deadly, apocalypse, war, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, near future
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bio weapon, danger, race against time, antidote, quarantine, deadly, heroes, survival, good versus evil, save the world, undercover, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Last Seven (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Seven strangers wake up on the deserted streets of London with no knowledge of how they got there. Before long someone -or something - is picking them off, one by one....
Style: exciting, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, survival, urban, chaos, global warming, future dystopia, chases and races, escapades, life is a bitch, chase, apocalypse, danger ...
Time: future
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: suspenseful, scary, rough, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, zombie, survival, scientist, infected, rage, virus, army, fear, survivor, chaos and mayhem, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, manchester england, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Knowing (2009)
Genre: Action, 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: suspenseful, exciting, scary, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: apocalypse, changing the past or future, end of the world, professor, scientist, prophecy, air disaster, prediction, code, destiny, supernatural, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, future
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Chain Reaction (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Contaminated by a nuclear-plant spill, an Australian worker hides with a woman and tries to warn the public.
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, contamination, radiation, chase, conspiracy, quarantine, apocalypse, survival, danger, race against time, corporate crimes, uncover truth ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The crew of an atomic submarine battle to save the world from global destruction.
Style: suspenseful, serious, talky, futuristic, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, submarine, survival, moral dilemma, rescue, betrayal, religious fanatic, nuclear missile, heroic mission, danger, underwater, daring rescue ...
Time: future, 1950s
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Machine (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Already deep into a second Cold War, Britain’s Ministry of Defense seeks a game-changing weapon. Programmer Vincent McCarthy unwittingly provides an answer in The Machine, a super-strong human cyborg. When a programming bug causes the prototype to ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, a.i., man versus machine, technology, laboratory, technology gone awry, androids and robots, inventions and discoveries, military, robot, imaginary, experiment gone awry ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Quantum Apocalypse (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of talented but rebellious 'rock-star scientists' find themselves in a race against time to save Earth when a comet makes an unexpected turn towards our blue planet where all life may cease to exist within days if our small town ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, danger, survival, forces of nature, save the world, collision, chaos, tsunami, doomsday, heroes, anti heroes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Zombie Diaries (2006)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the early part of the 21st Century, an unknown virus began spreading among the populous. Within weeks it had engulfed the entire planet, from the smallest communities to the greatest cities. Upon the death of its host, the virus would reanimate ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, scary, futuristic
Plot: zombie, survival, race against time, apocalypse, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, on the run, rescue, gory, danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
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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, danger, siblings relations, survivor, on the run, rage, zombie apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.0
 17K
Fail-Safe (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Because of a technical defect an American bomber team mistakenly orders the destruction of Moscow. The President of the United States has but little time to prevent an atomic catastrophe from occurring. Director Sidney Lumet gives an atmospheric ...
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, politics, military, danger, race against time, apocalypse, nuclear threat, nuclear holocaust, atomic bomb, bomber, nuclear, u.s. air force ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: russia, new york, usa, pentagon, alaska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 67K
Volcano (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An earthquake shatters a peaceful Los Angeles morning and opens a fissure deep into the earth, causing lava to start bubbling up. As a volcano begins forming in the La Brea Tar Pits, the director of the city's emergency management service, Mike ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: danger, race against time, tunnel, lava, subway, volcano, adventure, warning, heroes, chases and races, save the day, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, iceland, antarctica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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