Movies like Independents' Day

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Independents' Day (2016)
 2.0
 2K
Independents' Day (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Aliens invade, this time delivering a clear ultimatum. The fate of humanity hangs in the balance as the U.S. President and citizens decide if these aliens are to be trusted ...or feared.
Plot: alien invasion, spacecraft, aerial combat, female director

Most similar movies to Independents' Day

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting and suspense films with plots about alien invasion, spacecraft, alien, danger, outer space, escapades and space and aliens mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Independents' Day: High Plains Invaders (2009), Atlantic Rim: Resurrection (2018), Battle for the Lost Planet (1986), The War in Space (1977), Attack from Space (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
High Plains Invaders (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: Canada, Romania
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's the Old Western times and an outlaw named Sam Phoenix (James Marsters, Angel) is about get hanged. But just before the noose tightens, the town is besieged by a lethal alien invader with a laser-shooting stingray and a crazy Sarlacc mouth. ...
Plot: alien invasion, giant spider, prospector, scientist, outlaw, alien, bounty hunter, sheriff, uranium, radiation sickness, saved from hanging, cigar smoking ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Atlantic Rim: Resurrection (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When huge bio-mechanical monsters descend upon the earth ready to destroy the entire city of Los Angeles, a whole new team of top notch "M-bot" pilots take control of their supercharged robot warriors and try to save the world from being ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: giant robots, creature, killer robot, alien invasion, giant robot, monster, cave, ocean, poison gas, spider
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Battle for the Lost Planet (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: To escape his captors an industrial spy hijacks a space shuttle only to find the controls malfunctioning. Catapulting through outerspace, he sights alien battleships approaching earth. Many years later when the arc of his flight path returns him to ...
Plot: alien, spacecraft, extraterrestrial, post apocalypse, spy, sword and planet, alien invasion, tribe, space travel, space shuttle, distopia, forest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The War in Space (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Earth is attacked by alien spacecraft from Venus. But a Japanese scientist has constructed a space craft, the Gohten, with which he may save humanity.
Plot: outer space, alien, alien invasion, invasion, space opera, catastrophe, spacecraft, venus the planet
Time: near future, 80s, year 1988
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Attack from Space (1965)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The superhero Starman is sent by the Emerald Planet to protect Earth from belligerent aliens from the Sapphire Galaxy. The Sapphireans (or "Spherions") kidnap Dr. Yamanaka and force him to use his spaceship against the Earth.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: outer space, superhero, alien invasion, space station, spacecraft, child hostage, nuclear, fight, observatory, cemetery, shooting, military dress uniform ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 3.9
 715
The Sender (1998)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A psychic father and daughter band together with an "angel" in an attempt to save Earth from an extraterrestrial Armageddon. This suspenseful thriller ties together strange occurrences from 1965 in the Bermuda Triangle (where an American ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, scary ...
Plot: spacecraft, alien invasion, deadly, crimes, evil alien, space and aliens, escapades, supernatural, conspiracy, uncover truth, missing person, kidnapping ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Battle of Los Angeles (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In February 1942 Us forces engaged an unidentified flying object above Los Angeles. Now almost 70 years later, the alien invaders have returned.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, spacecraft, battles, soldier, danger, military, chaos, survival, save the world, alien invasion, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Running low on fuel, the Battlestar Galactica receives the help of the supposedly lost Battlestar Pegasus which is taking the offensive with the Cylons.
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, alien, alien life-form, space mission, space marine, assault, aircraft carrier
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Independence Daysaster (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Earth is attacked by a hostile alien force, a small town firefighter and a rogue SETI scientist team up to activate the only technology capable of defeating the invaders.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: save the world, danger, space and aliens, escapades, evil alien, ufo, spacecraft, extraterrestrial, alien invasion, secret service, small town, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Independence Day (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: alien invasion, invasion, end of the world, ufo, save the world, evil alien, space and aliens, spacecraft, aliens, danger, pilot, battles ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, houston texas, london, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.0
 3K
Stasis (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a night out of partying and left behind by her friends, Ava wakes up and sneaks back home only to find that she's already safe in bed. But that's not Ava - it's someone who looks just like her. A time-traveling fugitive has ...
Plot: female director, nuclear war, homeless man, gunshot wound, man in underwear, teen drinking, hunter, woman wearing a gas mask, spacecraft, drifter, soul transference, gas mask ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Age of Tomorrow (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mankind must fight to survive as Earth is invaded by hostile UFOs bent on destroying the planet. As the epic battle wages on, astronauts sneak aboard the mothership where they discover a portal to the aliens' home world. They manage to alert ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: alien invasion, asteroid, survival, space and aliens, save the world, race against time, escapades, chaos, evil alien, danger, heroes, battles ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Starship Troopers (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, satirical, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, space and aliens, spacecraft, evil alien, soldier, military, space travel, heroes, future dystopia, monster, space battle, distopia ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Bermuda Tentacles (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After Air Force One goes down during a storm over the Bermuda Triangle, the United States Navy is dispatched to find the escape pod holding the President. A giant monster beneath the ocean awakens and attacks the fleet.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bermuda triangle, sea monster, military, daring rescue, deadly creature, escapades, danger, battles, ocean or sea, alien, rescue mission, tentacle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Killings at Outpost Zeta (1980)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A team of men and women investigate the mysterious deaths of two previous expeditions to a strategically important but barren world.
Plot: monster, creature, spacecraft, alien
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.0
 171
Spacejacked (1997)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The luxury space cruiser Star Princess' maiden voyage is sabotaged when the treacherous second make, Alex Barnes (Corbin Bernsen), kills the captain and "spacejacks" the ship. Barnes then severs communications with Earth and activates ...
Plot: spacecraft, space opera, space travel, dead woman on floor, sabotage, neck breaking, woman shot, virtual reality, woman's neck broken, abduction, androids, nudity (full frontal - brief)
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Universal Soldiers (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Marine unit sent into an island base to save a professor, meets what they are trying to save the professor from and then its a rush to stay alive from the enemy.
Style: bleak, futuristic, rough, serious, intense ...
Plot: androids and robots, soldier, military life, military, escapades, adventure, rivalry, chaos, cons and scams, danger, imaginary, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Alien Convergence (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When flying reptilian creatures wreak havoc all over the world, the survivors’ only hope of stopping them is a new, state-of-the-art fighter jet piloted by the only team that knows how to use the technology.
Plot: obstacle, handicap, alien, drone, alien invasion, fire, cripple, desert, father daughter relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Battlefield Earth (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the year 3000, man is no match for the Psychlos, a greedy, manipulative race of aliens on a quest for ultimate profit. Led by the powerful Terl, the Psychlos are stripping Earth clean of its natural resources, using the broken remnants of ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, post apocalypse, alien invasion, survival, danger, mining, heroic mission, heroes, rivalry, society, life is a bitch, save the world ...
Time: future
Place: denver colorado, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.2
 8K
Revolt (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of humankind's last stand against a cataclysmic alien invasion. Set in the war-ravaged African countryside, a U.S. soldier and a French foreign aid worker team up to survive the alien onslaught. Their bond will be tested as they ...
Style: psychotronic, apocalyptic, absurd, suspenseful
Plot: alien invasion, desert, murder, resistance, alien, amnesia, post apocalypse, survival, gunshot, gun shooting, female doctor, survivor ...
Time: 21st century
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.3
 16K
Wing Commander (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Hollywood version of the popular video game series "Wing Commander". Unlike other video games to feature film transitions, series creator Chris Roberts was heavily involved in the film's creation. This is the story of Christopher ...
Style: exciting, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, outer space, spacecraft, alien encounter, space opera, heroic mission, heroes, save the world, space and aliens, danger, space travel, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.1
 985
Alien Tornado (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Aliens attack Earth with deadly electrical tornadoes, and it’s up to a farmer, his smart high-school daughter and a tornado blogger to thwart the horrific invasion.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien invasion, tornado, save the world, danger, race against time, destruction, radio station, weather, father daughter relationship, power outage, teenage girl, alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.8
 280K
Serenity (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything – or anyone – to get the girl ...
Style: futuristic, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, future dystopia, adventure, space and aliens, good versus evil, space wars, space opera, escapades, friendship, psychic, outer space ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 234K
Battleship (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When mankind beams a radio signal into space, a reply comes from ‘Planet G’, in the form of several alien crafts that splash down in the waters off Hawaii. Lieutenant Alex Hopper is a weapons officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones, part of ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, entertaining, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: military, alien invasion, battleship, evil alien, navy, save the world, ship, u.s. navy, sea battle, ocean or sea, danger, ufo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2012 ...
Place: hawaii, hong kong, london, pacific ocean, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.1
 333
Night Zero (2018)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A dinner party turns deadly when a group of friends is trapped inside of their house after a massive alien invasion threatens to take over the world. Things take a turn for the worse when they discover that the chemical the military is using to ...
Plot: alien invasion, catastrophe, survival, zombie, friendship, alarm, military, biological warfare, couples
Place: pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.2
 98K
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, twists and turns, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, alien invasion, danger, adventure, obsessive quest, survival, alien, chaos, tsunami, youth, teenage life ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, london, new york, ohio, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two years after the Martian invasion, George Herbert's worst fears are realized: The Aliens have returned. As a second wave of Martian walkers lay waste to what's left of Earth, an alliance of military forces prepares a daring attack on ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, saga, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, space war, adventure, alien invasion, outer space, danger, rivalry, chaos, fictional war, evil alien, invasion, mars ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
 224
Starforce (2000)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A warrior and a beautiful ex-convict are left to fight the galaxy's most fearsome commandos in an alien wasteland.
Plot: poker, spacecraft, soldier, laser gun, chase, outer space, planet, explosion, nipples visible through clothing, fight, cave
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 45K
Extinction (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A chief mechanic at a factory, haunted by apocalyptic nightmares, becomes a hero when Earth is invaded by a mysterious army bent on destruction.
Style: suspense, light, surprise ending, avant garde, twist ending
Plot: spacecraft, alien invasion, alien, rescue, husband wife relationship, child in peril, survival, father daughter relationship, foot chase, friendship, self mutilation, fear ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Darkest Hour (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race which has attacked Earth via our power supply.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien invasion, evil alien, end of the world, apocalypse, space and aliens, danger, deadly, on the run, survival, friendship, self sacrifice, invisibility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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