Movies like Annihilation

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Annihilation (2018)
 6.9
 188K
Annihilation (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.
Style: disturbing, sinister, macabre, gothic, ambiguous ending, surprise ending, suspense
Plot: scientist, expedition, psychologist, research, quarantine, mission, transformation, creature, professor, mutant, isolation, beast, swamp, team, depression, paranoia, coma, biologist, paramedic, physicist, alligator, mutation, memory loss, meteor, missing husband ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida

Most similar movies to Annihilation

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending and serious films with plots about death, danger, blood, dialogue, storytelling, murder and fear mostly in Thriller, Horror and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Annihilation: Arrival (2016), The Girl with All the Gifts (2016), 28 Days Later... (2002), Sphere (1998), Blade Runner 2049 (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.9
 478K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: intellectual, futuristic, suspense, enigmatic, philosophical ...
Plot: alien, spacecraft, first contact, destiny, loss, alien invasion, language barrier, flash forward, death of daughter, memory, time loop, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 2010s, future
Place: montana, china, venezuela, pakistan, sudan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the future, a strange fungus has changed nearly everyone into a thoughtless, flesh-eating monster. When a scientist and a teacher find a girl who seems to be immune to the fungus, they all begin a journey to save humanity.
Style: dark, suspense, surprise ending, heartbreaking, bleak ...
Audience: kids
Plot: zombie, children, scientist, infection, gas mask, eaten alive, blood, little girl, bunker, apocalypse, virus, survival ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, plague, virus, rage, infected, army, deadly virus, chaos and mayhem, survivor, death, research ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, manchester england, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.1
 91K
Sphere (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The OSSA discovers a spacecraft thought to be at least 300 years old at the bottom of the ocean. Immediately following the discovery, they decide to send a team down to the depths of the ocean to study the space craft.They are the best of best, ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: paranoia, adventure, psychologist, danger, survival, ocean or sea, supernatural, imagination, first contact, book, psychology, alien ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Hungary, Canada
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, ...
Style: melancholic, tech noir, futuristic, bleak, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, bounty hunter, cyberpunk, genetics, investigation, violence, police detective, dark future, genetic engineering, neo noir, mission, inventor ...
Time: future, 2040s, near future, year 1966
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 213K
Sunshine (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fifty years into the future, the sun is dying, and Earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun — but the mission fails. Seven years later, a new team is sent to finish the mission as mankind’s last ...
Style: futuristic, psychological, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, save the world, danger, expedition, heroic mission, bomb, earth, astronaut, isolation, race against time ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 107K
The Thing (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When paleontologist Kate Lloyd travels to an isolated outpost in Antarctica for the expedition of a lifetime, she joins an international team that unearths a remarkable discovery. Their elation quickly turns to fear as they realize that their ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, deadly creature, evil alien, alien invasion, danger, chase, survival, mission gone awry, gory, isolation, alien encounter, alien ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1982
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 611K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, zombie, loneliness, plague, future dystopia, danger, heroes, life is a bitch, isolation, chaos, supernatural ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, year 2012, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.6
 169K
Life (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The six-member crew of the International Space Station is tasked with studying a sample from Mars that may be the first proof of extra-terrestrial life, which proves more intelligent than ever expected.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, tragic ending, tense ...
Plot: astronaut, mars, space travel, alien life-form, alien, monster, brutality, unhappy ending, danger, death, survival horror, tentacle ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 134K
Pandorum (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually not alone – and the reality of their situation is more ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, survival, isolation, space and aliens, outer space, fear, memory loss, danger, mutant, confined, chase ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 23K
The Void (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the middle of a routine patrol, officer Daniel Carter happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and ...
Style: dark, macabre, sinister, ambiguous ending, bloody ...
Plot: body horror, hospital, gore, blood, mutation, mutilation, burned alive, doctor, nurse, decapitation, murder, pregnant woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.1
 314K
The Thing (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, paranoia, monster, survival, alien encounter, space and aliens, transformation, danger, fear, supernatural, confined, destruction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: antarctica, south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.9
 28K
Altered States (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A research scientist (William Hurt) explores the boundaries and frontiers of consciousness. Using sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic mixtures from native American shamans, he explores these altered states of consciousness and finds that memory, ...
Style: suspense, surreal, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: experiment gone awry, science, genetics, obsession, isolation, university, metamorphosis, ritual, psychologist, college, danger, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1967
Place: campus, new york, africa, california, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Descent: Part 2 (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Distraught, confused, and half-wild with fear, Sarah Carter emerges alone from the Appalachian cave system where she encountered unspeakable terrors. Unable to plausibly explain to the authorities what happened - or why she's covered in her ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, rescue, cave, sole survivor, gory, rescue team, deadly creature, missing person, confined, monster, isolation, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 27K
The Blob (1988)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Remake of the 1958 horror sci-fi about a deadly blob which is the spawn of a secret government germ warfare project which consumes everyone in its path. Teenagers try in vain to warn the townsfolk, who refuse to take them seriously, while government ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: small town, evil alien, hospital, quarantine, freezer, military, sewer, gory, race against time, survival, danger, chaos ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What starts as a poignant medical documentary about Deborah Logan's descent into Alzheimer's disease and her daughter's struggles as caregiver degenerates into a maddening portrayal of dementia at its most frightening, as hair-raising ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, sacrifice, insanity, transformation, mental illness, kidnapping, hospital, demons, memory loss, mother daughter relationship, surveillance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 184K
Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.
Style: psychological, tense, futuristic, suspenseful, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, survival, captivity, escape, mathematics, trap, parallel world, maze, death, insanity, paranoia, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.2
 31K
Flatliners (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Five medical students, hoping to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment. By stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience. As the ...
Style: surprise ending, serious, disturbing, light
Plot: medical student, death, car accident, guilty conscience, bullying, medical experiment, near death experience, guilt, haunted by the past, paranormal, paranoia, experiment ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 7.4
 228K
Contact (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, talky, captivating, serious ...
Plot: alien encounter, scientist, space and aliens, inventions and discoveries, benign alien, nasa, wormhole, science, space travel, contact, alien contact, fanatic ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: new mexico, usa, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.5
 680K
Alien (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, futuristic ...
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, evil alien, space and aliens, deadly creature, outer space, alien encounter, alien, survival, scientist, monster, alien invasion ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 85K
eXistenZ (1999)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.
Style: futuristic, surreal, clever, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: virtual reality, inventions and discoveries, technology gone awry, video game, parallel world, gas station, postmodernism, gory, pop star, bodyguard, hacker, imaginary ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 34K
Morgan (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A corporate risk-management consultant must determine whether or not to terminate an artificial being's life that was made in a laboratory environment.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, twist ending, intense, tricky ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, robot, genetics, cloning, violence, science, isolation, chase, brutality, interrogation, broken nose, broken neck ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Deep Blue Sea 2 (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When shark conservationist Dr. Misty Calhoun is invited to consult on a top-secret project run by pharmaceutical billionaire Carl Durant, she is shocked to learn that the company is using unpredictable and highly aggressive bull sharks as its test ...
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, tense, disturbing
Plot: shark attack, scientist, survival, underwater scene, mutation, eaten alive, research, flooding, killer shark, characters killed one by one, experiment, female scientist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Sasquatch, the Legend of Bigfoot (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Scientists mount an expedition to find a Bigfoot-type creature.
Style: semi documentary
Plot: native american, bigfoot, cabin, search, sasquatch, expedition, scientist, creek, cougar, shaving, badger, hiking ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 196K
Contagion (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: plague, quarantine, infected, fate of humanity, scientist, epidemic, vaccine, chaos and mayhem, virus, death, paranoia, power of media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, asia, hong kong, chicago illinois, minneapolis minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 30K
Splinter (2008)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When their plans for a nature trip go awry, Polly and boyfriend Seth decide to check into a motel. On their way, they're carjacked and kidnapped by low-rent crooks Dennis and Lacey, who take the victims and their SUV to a nearby gas station. ...
Style: scary, bleak, bloody, macabre, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, zombie, infected, death, isolation, blood splatter, infection, hit by a car, creature, weekend, partners in crime, hostage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Professor and students camp out to find Bigfoot-type creature.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: professor, swamp, monster, creature feature, bigfoot, danger, deadly, wilderness, escapades, supernatural, mystery, deadly creature ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 53K
Jigsaw (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dead bodies begin to turn up all over the city, each meeting their demise in a variety of grisly ways. All investigations begin to point the finger at deceased killer John Kramer.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: abduction, suicide by hanging, death, blood, gore, torture, coma, x ray, slasher, blade, pig, cutting ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 9K
Alligator (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded lab rats, injected with growth hormones. The now gigantic animal, escapes the city sewers, and goes on a rampage, pursued by a cop and a big-game hunter.
Style: scary, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: beast, alligator, sewer, reptile, scientist, underwear, hunter, timebomb, mutation, urban legend, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A plane is taken over by a mysterious virus. When the plane lands it is placed under quarantine. Now a group of survivors must band together to survive the quarantine.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airport, airplane, quarantine, gory, survival, isolation, mystery, plague, mutant, supernatural, confined, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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