Movies like The Wave

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The Wave (2015)
 6.6
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The Wave (2015)
Original name: Bølgen
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on the fact that mountain party Åkneset, located in the Geiranger fjord in Norway, one day will race out and create a violent tsunami of over 80 meters that will crush everything in its path before it hits land in Geiranger. A geologist gets caught in the middle of it and a race against time begins.
Style: tense, suspenseful, intense, suspense, road movie, twists and turns, melancholic, unusual plot structure, allegory, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, tsunami, catastrophe, landslide, geologist, evacuation, mountain, disaster, hotel, bomb shelter, family, survival, tourism, race against time, small town, dysfunctional family, paranoid, stupidity, destiny, science, avalanche, new job, father son relationship, flood, climbing ...
Time: 80s
Place: norway

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious and exciting films with plots about catastrophe, disaster, survival, danger, natural disaster, race against time and rescue mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like The Wave: The Quake (2018), Greenland (2020), The Impossible (2012), Dante's Peak (1997), San Andreas (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 12K
The Quake (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A geologist races against time to save his estranged wife and two children when a devastating earthquake strikes Oslo, Norway.
Style: breathtaking, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Plot: earthquake, catastrophe, disaster, geologist, destruction, geology, demolished city, kids in trouble, saving a life, family, elevator, death of father ...
Place: oslo norway
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100%
 6.4
 111K
Greenland (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A detached married couple must get their son and themselves to safety after being randomly selected to enter an underground bunker, as a massive object from space threatens to destroy the world in less than 48 hours.
Style: suspense, scenic, psychotronic, exciting, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, natural disaster, end of the world, comet, humanity in peril, disaster, vestiges of humanity, catastrophe, mass destruction, bunker, riot, diabetic ...
Time: 21st century, 2020s
Place: greenland, canada, usa, kentucky, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.5
 220K
The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, Thailand, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of ...
Style: heartbreaking, motivational, captivating, suspense, tear jerker ...
Plot: survival, natural disaster, tsunami, catastrophe, family in danger, disaster, courage, forces of nature, hopes, tragedy, destruction, vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.0
 89K
Dante's Peak (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Volcanologist Harry Dalton comes to the sleepy town of Dante's Peak to investigate the recent rumblings of the dormant volcano the burg is named for. Before long, his worst fears are realized when a massive eruption hits, and immediately, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, volcano, volcanic eruption, small town, disaster, mayor, rescue, race against time, scientist, forces of nature, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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San Andreas (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, disaster, earthquake, adventure, forces of nature, survival, tsunami, happy ending, daring rescue, child in peril, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, realistic, factual ...
Plot: natural disaster, trapped, disaster, courage, rescue, oil rig, catastrophe, sea, survival, evacuation, heroism, panic ...
Time: 2010s, year 2010, 21st century, 70s
Place: louisiana, boston, california
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100%
 6.1
 82K
Crawl (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: While struggling to save her father during a Category 5 hurricane, a young woman finds herself trapped inside a flooding house and fighting for her life against Florida’s most savage and feared predators.
Style: suspense, psychotronic, surprise ending, awful
Plot: alligator, animal attack, flood, trapped, survival, hurricane, disaster, survival horror, predator, tsunami, chase, natural disaster ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.2
 176K
Deep Impact (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, futuristic ...
Plot: natural disaster, end of the world, astronaut, catastrophe, nasa, evacuation, tsunami, extinction, life & death, save the world, astronomer, heroes ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: langley virginia, tucson arizona, miami, mississippi, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.5
 76K
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, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, volcano, disaster, race against time, catastrophe, forces of nature, geology, save the day, adventure, heroes, tunnel, lava ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, iceland, beverly hills ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 5K
The Tunnel (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a truck crashes inside a tunnel, people on their way home for Christmas are brutally trapped in a deadly fire. With a blizzard raging outside, and the first responders struggling to get to the accident, it's every man for himself.
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: rescue, survival, tunnel, firefighter, life & death, catastrophe, mountain, car accident, hopes, youth, confined, fire ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first Catastrophe films and began the Disaster Film genre. Director Neame tells the story of a group of people that must fight for their lives aboard a sinking ship. Based on the novel by Paul Gallico.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: ship, survival, adventure, disaster, cruise, sea disaster, catastrophe, race against time, passenger, hysteria, forces of nature, faith ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: atlantic ocean, israel, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Finest Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, storm at sea, adventure, ocean, forces of nature, courage, disaster, rescue mission, sinking ship, coast guard, daring rescue ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1952
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.6
 2K
13 Minutes (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: As a new day begins in the small American town of Minninnewah, the residents start their day as ordinary as the next. Mother Nature, however, has other plans for them. Inhabitants have just 13 minutes to seek shelter before the largest tornado on ...
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, tense
Plot: tornado, natural disaster, destruction, rescue, bad weather, survival, aftermath, hiding place, disaster, struggle for survival, catastrophe, race against time ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 3.0
 242
2022 Tsunami (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 18 years on from the devastating impact of 2004's tsunami, the world still fights to come to terms with this devastating environmental disaster. Little does humanity know that it is about to face the ultimate peril; a monumental death wave ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, intense, serious
Plot: tsunami, disaster, forces of nature, environmental, natural disaster, catastrophe, drowning, demolished city, vestiges of humanity, warning, destruction, chaos ...
Place: bangkok thailand, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 3.7
 2K
Avalanche (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The vacationers at a winter wonderland struggle to survive after an avalanche of snow crashes into their ski resort. Their holiday then turns into a game of survival.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: avalanche, disaster, rescue, ski, ski resort, snow, survival, winter, forces of nature, save the day, daring rescue, adventure ...
Time: 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.9
 35K
Hard Rain (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France, Japan, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Get swept up in the action as an armored car driver (Christian Slater) tries to elude a gang of thieves (led by Morgan Freeman) while a flood ravages the countryside. Hard Rain is "a wild, thrilling, chilling action ride" filled with close ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evacuation, small town, disaster, dishonesty, crimes, armored car, chase, heist, money, gunfight, sheriff, security guard ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.9
 16K
Earthquake (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Earthquake is a 1974 American disaster film that achieved huge box-office success, continuing the disaster film genre of the 1970s where recognizable all-star casts attempt to survive life or death situations. The plot concerns the struggle for ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: disaster, catastrophe, natural disaster, survival, chaos, earthquake, national guard, love affair, forces of nature, infidelity, daring rescue, save the day ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Nature Unleashed: Avalanche (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Bulgaria, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: It begins on a glacier nestled on a frozen peak high in the wild Ural Mountains of Russia, kissed by clouds, the top of the world. A lonely, forbidding place, it's home to THOM CUSSLER and brother, JOCK, a pair of transplanted westerners ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: disaster, catastrophe, avalanche, survival, rescue, save the day, race against time, adventure, mountain, forces of nature, plague, resort ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Nature Unleashed: Volcano (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, Canada, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While on assignment covering a volcanic eruption journalist Russell Woods' life is shattered when his wife is killed in the ensuing carnage. Grieving he travels to the small village in Italy where she was born. There he is followed by a curious ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, scary
Plot: volcano, disaster, riddles and clues, forces of nature, destiny, adventure, small town, survival, catastrophe, ghost, mass death, natural disaster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south america, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Perfect Storm (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: storm, storm at sea, catastrophe, ship, natural disaster, disaster, forces of nature, shipwreck, adventure, rescue, male camaraderie, fish ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new england, boston, portugal, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Arctic Apocalypse (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A massive influx of glacial melting triggers a new ice age in the Northern Hemisphere, forcing a family to make their way across the ice-covered landscape before they are frozen out for good.
Style: apocalyptic, compassionate, suspenseful, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: natural disaster, ice age, apocalypse, arctic, destruction, disaster, end of the world, struggle for survival, cold, forces of nature, avalanche, adventure ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 3.0
 460
Firequake (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Promethean Kinetics has created Helios, a revolutionary clean coal energy source so powerful it rivals the force of the sun and will solve the energy crisis. But when certain governments start cutting safety measures required by Helios, the ...
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: disaster, fire, earthquake, humanity in peril, apocalypse, survival, death, evacuation, race against time, end of the world, destruction, natural disaster ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.4
 2K
Air Crew (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Story of the lives of three Soviet pilots who are united by disaster in a small town in the mountains.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, psychological, serious ...
Plot: airplane accident, airplane, natural disaster, heroic mission, co pilot, daring rescue, forces of nature, couple relations, pilot, stewardess, mountain, airport ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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 5.7
 11K
Airport '77 (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Flight 23 has crashed in the Bermuda Triangle while taking VIPs and valuable art to Philip Stevens new museum. But when hijackers take off the plane and knock everyone out with sleeping gas the plane crashes in the sea. The passengers survive but a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: bermuda triangle, airplane, hijacking, rescue, disaster, airport, airplane hijack, survival, race against time, airplane accident, art thief, millionaire ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 3.7
 557
Mega Cyclone (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jupiter’s famous blemish, the Great Red Spot, has vanished. When massive storms are reported in North America, it quickly becomes apparent that the huge, high storm that has been swirling around Jupiter for hundreds of years has landed on Earth. ...
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, storm, hurricane, tornado, catastrophe, teenage boy, heroes, humanity in peril, teenager, human existence, end of the world ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Global Meltdown (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A helicopter pilot and an environmental scientist lead a exodus of survivors in a search for a safe haven after a catastrophic tectonic event causes the crust of the earth to break apart.
Style: psychotronic, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: disaster, destruction, natural disaster, earthquake, fear, heroes, survival, apocalypse, humanity in peril, escapades, demolished city, human existence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.6
 2K
Supervolcano (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Yellowstone is a park, but it's also the deadliest volcano on Earth. Beneath it, a sleeping 'dragon' is stirring. When an earthquake opens a crack for magma to seep through, other warning signs of an eruption start popping up, but ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful
Plot: natural disaster, disaster, apocalypse, survival, volcano, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, heroes, race against time, optimism, escapades, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After years of increases in the greenhouse effect, havoc is wreaked globally in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and the beginning of a new Ice Age. Paleoclimatologist, Jack Hall tries to warn the world while also ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, end of the world, apocalypse, scientist, disaster, tsunami, climate change, forces of nature, tornado, stranded, global warming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: los angeles, new york, antarctica, new delhi, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Killer Flood: The Day the Dam Broke (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When the dam in the town of Rutland starts to show signs of wear. David Powell, the architect who originally worked on the dam but was removed and who left town after he was black balled by Walker, the man who only cares about making a profit; ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dam, race against time, daring rescue, rescue, save the day, survival, forces of nature, escapades, adventure, mentally unstable, architect, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 5.9
 72K
Daylight (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of armed robbers fleeing the police head for the New Jersey Tunnel and run right into trucks transporting toxic waste. The spectacular explosion that follows results in both ends of the tunnel collapsing and the handful of people who ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: tunnel, race against time, catastrophe, survival, disaster, heroes, rescue, trapped, daring rescue, save the day, dog, escape attempt ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%