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Taking Earth (2017)
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Taking Earth (2017)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: South Africa
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The human race is thrown into chaos as an alien invasion takes control of the planet in an effort to find one boy out of 7 billion people who holds the power to destroy them.
Style: psychotronic, exciting, tense, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: alien invasion, alien, friendship, spacecraft, human versus alien, heroes, alien attack, humanity in peril, rescue, man versus machine, apocalypse, end of the world, vengeance, space and aliens, evil alien, youth, death, invasion, chase, alien creature, fear, destruction, humanity, danger, society ...
Time: 21st century

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Most similar movies to Taking Earth

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, tense and psychotronic films with plots about space and aliens, danger, heroes, alien, evil alien, deadly and alien encounter mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Taking Earth: Occupation: Rainfall (2020), Atlantic Rim: Resurrection (2018), Gray Matter (2018), Dominion (2015), Alienate (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Occupation: Rainfall (2020)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two years into an intergalactic invasion of Earth, survivors in Sydney, Australia, fight back in a desperate ground war. As casualties mount by the day, the resistance and their unexpected allies, uncover a plot that could see the war come to a ...
Style: suspense, tense, exciting, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: alien encounter, alien invasion, good versus evil, invasion, alien, heroes, deadly, human versus alien, alien attack, australian, violence, fear ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, tense, suspenseful, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: giant robots, killer robot, alien invasion, monster, deadly, alien technology, humanity in peril, violence, worldwide chaos, panic, giant monster, war ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 3.1
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Gray Matter (2018)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Since the 1940's alien beings known as "GRAYS" have been sighted around the globe with the thought that they visit our planet to study our species and civilization before they eventually invade...but what if we're wrong? What if ...
Style: surprise ending, psychotronic, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: extraterrestrial, meteorite, alien, alien invasion, alien technology, human experiment, alien abduction, alien possession, flying saucer, parasite, space and aliens, fear ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 3.4
 402
Dominion (2015)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Earth's position in the universe has become of vital strategic importance to those who have, until now, only studied us from the far reaches of space. Knowing our weaknesses, they have planned their attack, and now, in just 5 days, life on ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: alien invasion, ufo, apocalypse, world domination, alien, human versus alien, invasion, violence, brutality, chase, worldwide chaos, fate of humanity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Alienate (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A couple on the brink of ending their marriage spend a weekend in different cities. After a cataclysmic event strikes, the husband embarks on a physical and emotional quest to return home as a nation prepares for the worst.
Style: psychotronic, suspense, tense, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: alien invasion, deadly, human versus alien, survivor, husband wife relationship, violence, invasion, fear, escape attempt, death, family relations, worldwide chaos ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Eternals (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Story: The story of a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations.
Style: captivating, exciting, contemplative, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, superhero, ancient, superheroine, super strength, god, alien attack, alien encounter, alien race, superhuman, supernatural power, fictional war ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
War of the Worlds (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Ray Ferrier is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife and her new husband drop of his teenage son and young daughter for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, evil alien, end of the world, invasion, space and aliens, humanity in peril, first contact, survival, destruction, fate of humanity, demolished city ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, chicago illinois, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 3.8
 51
By Dawn (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A former marine suffering from severe PTSD prepares his family for war as the deadline for an alien invasion approaches.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, tense, disturbing
Plot: alien invasion, post traumatic stress disorder, alien, heroes, humanity in peril, survival, deadly, human versus alien, violence, ufo, alien encounter, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 3.4
 473
Alien Outbreak (2020)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In a small rural community, local police officers Zoe and Patrick begin their shift as normal but soon, strange events unfold. Residents begin behaving erratically, and suicidal panic spreads amongst the township they are trying to protect. Zoe and ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Audience: family outing
Plot: alien invasion, space and aliens, alien encounter, invasion, ufo, alien, survival, evil alien, adventure, underground, struggle for survival, alien technology ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Proof (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Story: Tim Butler witnesses a UFO crash and his account of the incident divides the community. When an author and UFO expert is called in to investigate, the expert's findings have a profound impact on Tim, his family, and the small Florida town.
Style: psychotronic, humorous, unusual plot structure, contemplative, tense ...
Plot: ufo, paranormal, alien, paranormal phenomena, alien contact, alien technology, supernatural power, extraterrestrial, supernatural, creature, fear, alien encounter ...
Time: 21st century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Monster Invaders from Space (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Monsters from space attack earth, two scientists and a couple of teenagers try to stop the extraterrestrial invaders.
Style: psychotronic, disturbing, suspense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: alien, outer space, invasion, alien invasion, monster, teenager, violence, extraterrestrial, murder, danger, deadly, chase ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Advent of Mebiar (2017)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Story: Fritz (Nick Huber), Snark (Jacob Lyngle), and Bubbles (Griffin Strycharske) are thrown into a mysterious cryptozoological cult event and must stop the rising of an ancient, monstrous being.
Style: psychotronic, suspense, disturbing, contemplative, tense ...
Plot: nerd, paranormal phenomena, monster, paranormal, violence, heroes, dinosaur, chaos, threat, vengeance, chaos and mayhem, giant creature ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.4
 1K
The Rift (2016)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Serbia, South Korea, Slovenia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The satellite has vanished and the only clue is a trail leading to a small village nestled on the outskirts of forest line. As the team begins to investigate they quickly discover that something else came back from space, something not of this ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: outer space, astronaut, death, satellite, agent, alien, panic, human versus alien, fear, alien technology, violence, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.7
 1K
Dark Space (2013)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: College friends Devin, Jack, Shelly, Kristy, Shaun, and Flower rent a spacecraft to autopilot them to Centauri Five for a holiday break. Impatient over the rental agency restricting the ship’s speed to 10x, Devin and the others convince Shaun to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, danger, space and aliens, escapades, evil alien, distant planet, running for your life, spaceship crash, space wars, showdown, teamwork, spacecraft ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, save the world, invasion, battlefield, survival, heroic mission, chaos, battles, alien encounter, danger, resistance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, mojave desert, santa monica california, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, suspenseful, semi serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: alien invasion, invasion, ufo, end of the world, evil alien, save the world, space and aliens, spacecraft, aliens, danger, pilot, alien encounter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, bombay india, los angeles, new mexico, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Battle Star Wars (2020)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When the leader of the evil Coalition threatens to destroy a Rebel planet for its resources, his daughter will have no choice but to join the Rebel side and fight for what is right.
Style: suspense, psychotronic, exciting, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: space wars, outer space, good versus evil, violence, death, weapon system, intergalactic, heroic mission, space and aliens, heroes, deadly, evil empire ...
Time: distant future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Battle For SkyArk (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the near future the earth has become desolate and dangerous. Now inhabited by by a mysterious race of creatures, humanity has been forced to find refuge in the SkyArk, a man-made city in the sky. As the population grows, space becomes scarce and ...
Style: suspense, stylized, psychotronic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: alien, end of the world, invasion, ufo, alien invasion, spacecraft, apocalypse, battles, save the world, evil alien, war, heroic mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 5.2
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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, serious, futuristic, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, adventure, alien invasion, survival, obsessive quest, tsunami, danger, space and aliens, alien, post apocalypse, chaos ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, bangkok thailand, ohio, tower bridge london, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Attack of the Unknown (2020)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A SWAT team transporting a vicious crime syndicate boss must fight their way out of a county detention center during a catastrophic alien invasion.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, swat team, alien, extraterrestrial, murder, deadly, danger, alien invasion, save the world, graphic violence, heroes, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Dune Drifter (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When the trainee pilot and her mortally wounded gunner are shot down, they crash land on a nearby planet. An enemy craft offers the chance of spare parts to fix her ship, but then she spots another survivor - an enemy alien soldier with no intention ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, captivating ...
Plot: survivor, distant planet, chase, deadly, struggle for survival, danger, rescue, survival, friends, space and aliens, escapades, chases and races ...
Time: future
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
End of the World (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In End of the World, the fate of humanity lies in the hands of two guys who run a video rental store and are “sci-fi obsessed” movie fans. And who better to save the world, than guys who have seen all the movies and all the “out there” ways ...
Style: disaster movie, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: apocalypse, catastrophe, save the world, heroes, adventure, danger, forces of nature, disaster film, global warming, evacuation, rescue, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Battle Planet (2008)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the not-so-distant future, Captain Jordan Strider, a Special Forces Officer in the New World Alliance, is chosen for a top-secret mission. Sent to a desolate planet, Terra 219, to arrest possible traitors to the Alliance, Strider must survive ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating, touching ...
Plot: space wars, space battle, evil alien, alien, betrayal, space war, space and aliens, adventure, alien encounter, space travel, deadly, a.i. ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Invasion Roswell (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After the American Army shot down a UFO in 1947, generations of elite commandos were secretly trained to deal with the aliens' feared return. However, the extra-terrestrials never came back and the elite force was disbanded. Sixty-six years ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: invasion, alien encounter, military, battles, soldier, spacecraft, alien, patriotism, heroic mission, attack, save the world, teamwork ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Metal Shifters (2011)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Alien bacteria arrives on a meteorite and infects metal, animating a giant iron statue that goes on a killing rampage in a small town.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, save the day, danger, deadly, small town, evil alien, heroes, space and aliens, imaginary, bar, alien, fire
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Purple Death from Outer Space (1966)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Edited version of the 1940 Universal serial "Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe", released in a syndication package to TV in 1966.
Style: suspenseful, epic, stylized, semi serious, exciting
Plot: superhero, spacecraft, outer space, danger, imaginary, rivalry, save the world, chases and races, space and aliens, changing the past or future, androids and robots, benign alien ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.7
 478
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: disaster movie, suspense, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: catastrophe, hurricane, storm, disaster film, tornado, teenage boy, heroes, deadly, humanity in peril, teenager, vestiges of humanity, human existence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 2.1
 119
Demon Sex (2005)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Scientists on Earth experiment with advanced DNA from an ancient alien skull, hoping to crack its genetic code for the good of humankind. But aliens want to steal the code to prevent their species from going extinct, so they enlist human women to ...
Style: serious, scary, disturbing, suspense, sexual ...
Plot: evil alien, pregnancy, battles, apocalypse, danger, deadly, deadly creature, rivalry, space and aliens, strong sexual content, future dystopia, save the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Day of the Triffids (1963)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A shower of meteorites produces a rare night time spectacle that blinds anyone that looks at it. As it was such a beautiful sight, most people were watching, and as a consequence, 99% of the World's population go completely blind. In the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, enigmatic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: meteorite, mutant, blindness, meteor, survival, rescue, save the world, deadly creature, danger, deadly, supernatural, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: london, france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.0
 1K
Skyrunners (2009)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tyler and his brother find an alien ship which makes Tyler appear older and gives him other abilities. This turns his high school life upside down, and may enable him to help his older brother's love life. After he is abducted by beings who ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, surprise ending, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: spacecraft, super powers, ufo, evil alien, space and aliens, rescue, alien encounter, abduction, life turned upside down, getting home, space travel, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%