Movies like The Wave

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The Wave (2015)
 6.7
 35K
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, disaster movie, suspenseful, intense, suspense, road movie, twists and turns, melancholic, unusual plot structure, allegory ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, tsunami, mountain, underwater scene, geologist, underwater, landslide, disaster film, evacuation, hotel, bomb shelter, family, survival, tourism, family drama, race against time, small town, dysfunctional family, paranoid, stupidity, destiny, science, twists & turns, avalanche ...
Time: 80s
Place: norway

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Most similar movies to The Wave

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious and exciting films with plots about catastrophe, danger, disaster film, natural disaster, survival, race against time and forces of nature mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like The Wave: The Quake (2018), The Impossible (2012), Greenland (2020), The Finest Hours (2016), Dante's Peak (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
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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, disaster movie, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: catastrophe, earthquake, geologist, disaster film, destruction, geology, demolished city, kids in trouble, saving a life, family, death of father, urban setting ...
Place: oslo norway
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100%
 7.6
 205K
The Impossible (2012)
Genre: 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, tsunami, natural disaster, catastrophe, family in danger, disaster film, courage, forces of nature, destruction, danger, tragedy, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 81K
Greenland (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: disaster movie, scenic, suspense, psychotronic, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: natural disaster, apocalypse, end of the world, disaster film, comet, vestiges of humanity, bunker, humanity in peril, military, robbery, diabetic, catastrophe ...
Time: 2020s
Place: greenland, tennessee, new york state, kentucky, florida ...
⇓ 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, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, storm at sea, adventure, ocean, forces of nature, rescue mission, courage, coast guard, daring rescue, danger, sinking ship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1952
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.0
 84K
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: natural disaster, catastrophe, volcano, small town, volcanic eruption, mayor, rescue, scientist, forces of nature, adventure, race against time, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 217K
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: disaster movie, exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, adventure, disaster film, forces of nature, earthquake, survival, tsunami, danger, happy ending, chaos and mayhem, daring rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 72K
Crawl (2019)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Serbia, Canada
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, disaster movie, psychotronic, awful, surprise ending
Plot: alligator, flood, animal attack, hurricane, animal horror, survival, trapped, tsunami, survival horror, father daughter relationship, natural disaster, chase ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 3K
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: disturbing, suspense, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: rescue, survival, deadly, danger, firefighter, tunnel, mountain, smoking, catastrophe, life & death, youth, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.9
 14K
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: disaster movie, suspenseful, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, survival, danger, chaos, earthquake, national guard, daring rescue, save the day, forces of nature, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
 4K
Tidal Wave (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Man-sik and Yeon-hee, are unsure as to whether they can overcome past wounds and continue being a couple. Dr. Kim, who cautions against a possible mega-tsunami at Haeundae, collapses in agony springing from an unexpected turn-up of his daughter and ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, disaster movie ...
Plot: tsunami, catastrophe, disaster film, giant wave, forces of nature, tidal wave, race against time, danger, demolished city, single father, lifeguard, death of mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, busan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 167K
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: end of the world, natural disaster, astronaut, nasa, catastrophe, life & death, tsunami, self sacrifice, evacuation, extinction, save the world, astronomer ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: africa, philadelphia, miami, missouri, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: disaster movie, exciting, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: natural disaster, courage, oil rig, rescue, trapped, explosion, survival, catastrophe, panic, sea, disaster film, oil ...
Time: year 2010, 21st century, 2010s, 70s
Place: louisiana, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: disaster movie, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: catastrophe, ship, survival, adventure, cruise, race against time, passenger, hysteria, underwater, forces of nature, faith, sea disaster ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mediterranean sea, israel, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, catastrophe, danger, riddles and clues, forces of nature, adventure, deadly, destiny, small town, disaster film, survival, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south america, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.9
 33K
Hard Rain (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Denmark, France, Japan, New Zealand, Germany, Australia
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, evacuation, crime, crimes, dishonesty, armored car, chase, danger, catastrophe, heist, disaster film, money ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.7
 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, disaster movie
Plot: natural disaster, catastrophe, apocalypse, survival, disaster film, heroes, race against time, danger, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, optimism, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.8
 10K
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, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: catastrophe, underwater, airplane, hijacking, bermuda triangle, rescue, airport, survival, underwater scene, race against time, danger, airplane hijack ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.5
 73K
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, volcano, catastrophe, forces of nature, race against time, disaster film, save the day, adventure, heroes, danger, geology, tunnel ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, beverly hills, iceland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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, suspenseful, exciting, disaster movie, sincere ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, end of the world, apocalypse, scientist, tsunami, forces of nature, climate change, disaster film, global warming, post apocalyptic, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: los angeles, new york, antarctica, new delhi, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.7
 537
End Day (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: An exploration into the various ways in which, within the circumstances of one day, civilisation could be brought to an abrupt end..
Style: disaster movie, tense, unusual plot structure, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: disaster film, experiment, end of the world, scientific experiment, epidemic, volcano, tsunami, virus, black hole, meteorite, catastrophe, foreknowledge ...
Time: future
Place: usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 3.7
 2K
Avalanche (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
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, bleak, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: avalanche, rescue, catastrophe, ski, ski resort, snowmobile, snow, survival, danger, winter, save the day, daring rescue ...
Time: 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.3
 1K
Skyfire (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tianhuo Island is a beautiful paradise. It almost makes people forget that it is located in the "Ring of Fire", the world-famous Pacific Rim volcanic belt. Young geologist Li Xiaomeng brings her team here to develop the first volcanic ...
Style: psychotronic, disaster movie, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: resort, volcanic eruption, father daughter relationship, death of mother, fire, volcano, island, catastrophe, disaster film, destruction, survival, race against time ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 2.8
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Geo-Disaster (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A chunk of dark matter shoots right through earth, causing various worldwide disasters. A family in Los Angeles struggles to survive the ordeal.
Style: disaster movie, scary, exciting, bleak
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: volcanic eruption, volcano, natural disaster, disaster film, earthquake, tornado, family, twister, apocalypse, danger, destiny, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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When Time Ran Out... (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An active volcano threatens a south Pacific island resort and its guests as a power struggle ensues between the property's developer and a drilling foreman.
Style: disaster movie, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, hotel, island, volcanic eruption, survival, resort, escape, volcano, infidelity, forces of nature, adventure, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ 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: suspenseful, exciting, serious
Plot: catastrophe, survival, race against time, danger, save the day, rescue, avalanche, adventure, mountain, forces of nature, village, heroic mission ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
San Andreas Mega Quake (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Scientists make a horrible discovery: The "Big One" is coming in two days, with it, California will sink to the ocean. Their only hope is to rupture a volcano that will displace the earthquake's energy and build a new crust on the ...
Style: disaster movie, psychotronic, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: earthquake, disaster film, death, lava, deadly, survival, apocalypse, military, humanity in peril, demolished city, violence, evacuation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: storm, ship, catastrophe, storm at sea, natural disaster, forces of nature, adventure, shipwreck, rescue, weatherman, male camaraderie, sea disaster ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: new england, boston, atlantic ocean, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.9
 68K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: catastrophe, tunnel, survival, race against time, heroes, danger, rescue, trapped, explosion, save the day, daring rescue, dog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.5
 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: suspenseful, realistic, psychological, exciting, serious ...
Plot: airplane accident, airplane, natural disaster, daring rescue, danger, heroic mission, co pilot, forces of nature, couple relations, pilot, stewardess, mountain ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 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, talky, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster film, tornado, rescue, race against time, catastrophe, survival, save the day, secret agents, adventure, danger, apocalypse, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, london, europe, england, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%