Movies like How It Ends

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How It Ends (2018)
 5.0
 35K
How It Ends (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A desperate father tries to return home to his pregnant wife after a mysterious apocalyptic event turns everything to chaos.
Style: road movie, suspenseful, apocalyptic, tense
Plot: murder, father in law son in law relationship, end of the world, gunfight, strict father, catastrophe, relationships, apocalypse, tsunami, volcano, earthquake, lightning, power outage, journey, fiancee, pregnancy, lawyer
Place: seattle, chicago illinois, seattle washington

Most similar movies to How It Ends

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting and suspense films with plots about danger, apocalypse, catastrophe, escapades, race against time, natural disaster and chaos mostly in Thriller, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like How It Ends: Volcano (1997), Geo-Disaster (2017), Quantum Apocalypse (2010), 2012 (2009), Allegiant (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.5
 67K
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, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: race against time, subway, volcano, lava, danger, tunnel, adventure, catastrophe, save the day, forces of nature, chases and races, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, iceland, antarctica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 2.5
 609
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.
Plot: tornado, earthquake, volcano, tidal wave, lightning, volcanic eruption, tsunami, natural disaster, father son relationship, end of the world, camping, cliff ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Quantum Apocalypse (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of talented but rebellious 'rock-star scientists' find themselves in a race against time to save Earth when a comet makes an unexpected turn towards our blue planet where all life may cease to exist within days if our small town ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, save the world, doomsday, danger, forces of nature, chaos, collision, end of the world, tsunami, race against time, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.8
 325K
2012 (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, sentimental, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, tsunami, foreknowledge, survival, catastrophe, evacuation, forces of nature, human existence, natural disaster, destruction, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, year 2009, year 2011 ...
Place: british columbia, wisconsin, rome italy, india, pasadena california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 93K
Allegiant (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Beatrice Prior and Tobias Eaton venture into the world outside of the fence and are taken into protective custody by a mysterious agency known as the Bureau of Genetic Welfare.
Style: futuristic, suspense, surprise ending, bad ending, entertaining
Plot: teenagers, good versus evil, surveillance, survival, genetics, technology, manipulation, utopia, betrayal, brainwashing, cyberpunk, chase ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Seattle Superstorm (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An object is shot down over Seattle and the debris begins to effect the local weather ultimately threatening the whole world.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: race against time, chaos and mayhem, virus, weather, water, alien, chases and races, danger, chaos, save the day, family in danger, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: apocalypse, tsunami, scientist, global warming, natural disaster, climate change, vestiges of humanity, catastrophe, survival, library, evacuation, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new delhi, antarctica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.2
 89K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, danger, obsessive quest, adventure, mysterious character, survival, alien invasion, end of the world, teenage life, genocide, tsunami, military ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, ohio, bangkok thailand, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 207K
Knowing (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, bleak, scary, exciting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, changing the past or future, prediction, code, air disaster, destiny, prophecy, professor, scientist, supernatural, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, future
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Remaining (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a group of close-knit friends assemble for the marriage of Skylar and Dan, they have no idea they will witness The Rapture and face a series of catastrophic events turning the celebration into a life-or-death struggle.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, christian film
Plot: apocalypse, chaos, wedding, survival, danger, supernatural, chaos and mayhem, destiny, forces of nature, religions or cults, deadly, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.7
 1K
Scorcher (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The only hope for humanity to survive a natural disaster is to detonate a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles.
Style: serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, rescue, apocalypse, danger, soldier, evacuation, anti heroes, martial arts, government agency, adventure, atomic bomb, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, antarctica, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Oceans Rising (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A scientist builds a massive ark after his warnings of an Earth-destroying flood are ignored. But when it's evident the disaster will occur, those who maligned the scientist now turn to him in desperation, boarding the ark and seeking his ...
Plot: end of the world, sea, storm, apocalypse, gunshot wound, scientist, gun, natural disaster, flooding, boat, electrocution
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
100 Degrees Below Zero (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After freak climate and weather events destroy the world around them, a group of rogue scientists attempt to reverse the deadly new ice age.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: race against time, apocalypse, escape, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature, chases and races, danger, chaos, rescue, escapades, snow, airplane ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, europe, iceland, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.5
 183
Disconnect (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A distraught college student finds a phone that enables her to talk to her deceased mother in the past. Instead of a heart attack, she learns that her mother was murdered. She tries to use the phone to stop the murder from occurring before the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: murder, changing the past or future, mystery, race against time, uncover truth, haunted by the past, who done it, woman in danger, crimes, danger, hidden identity, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.1
 2K
MegaFault (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crack in the world has started... we have 24 hours to stop it.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Plot: end of the world, earthquake, destruction, adventure, chases and races, danger, escapades, race against time, apocalypse, forces of nature, heroes, space and aliens ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Mighty Quinn (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Police chief Xavier Quinn investigates the gruesome murder of Donald Pater, one of the wealthiest residents on a Caribbean island. He was found decapitated in his Jacuzzi. Although the local political establishment, especially crooked Governor ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, island, crime, amateur detective, investigation, police investigation, dedicated lawyer, whodunit, partners against crime, manipulations, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s
Place: jamaica, west indies, caribbean, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 193K
Insurgent (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, surprise ending, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: future dystopia, heroes, teenage love, fighting the system, coming of age, social misfits, young heroes, rebellion, teenagers, danger, good versus evil, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 268K
The Book of Eli (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
Style: futuristic, rough, tense, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, chaos, lone wolves, brutality, christianity, future dystopia, post apocalyptic, danger, tough heroes, heroes, book ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, cross country, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 26K
The Wave (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway
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 ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, intense, suspense, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tsunami, underwater, natural disaster, bomb shelter, geologist, evacuation, catastrophe, family, survival, hotel, mountain, family drama ...
Time: 80s
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Category 6: Day of Destruction (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Three tornadoes converge to wreak havoc on Chicago, disrupting the power grid and creating the worst super-storm in history: a category 6 twister.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsessive quest, adventure, race against time, save the world, survival, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 185K
San Andreas (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forces of nature, survival, danger, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem, adventure, catastrophe, earthquake, natural disaster, rescue mission, father daughter relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco, nevada, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 396K
Divergent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In a world divided into factions based on personality types, Tris learns that she's been classified as Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: survival, fighting the system, danger, rebellion, youth, society, rebelliousness, mentor, heroes, training, save the day, future dystopia ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Whole Truth (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A defense attorney works to get his teenage client acquitted of murdering his wealthy father.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: lawyer, murder, defense attorney, death of father, lie, teenager, widow, mother son relationship, cheating wife, family relations, legal action, patricide ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
Unforgettable (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Ray Liotta stars as a medical examiner who has been acquitted for his wife's murder but many still question his innocence. Obsessed with finding his wife's killer, a possible solution presents itself in an experimental serum designed by a ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, memory, laboratory, mystery, serial killer, investigation, police, experiment, forensic, wife husband relationship, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 28K
Circle (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Could you trust a jury of your peers with your life? The contestants of a mysterious death game must make harrowing decisions as they strategize for survival in this psychological sci-fi thriller.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, talky, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: stranger, survival, execution, morality, death, alien abduction, prejudice, survival horror, voting, murder, sacrifice, sole survivor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
2012 Doomsday (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On December 21, 2012 four strangers on a journey of faith are drawn to an ancient temple in the heart of Mexico. For the Mayans it is the last recorded day. For NASA scientists it is a cataclysmic polar shift. For the rest of us, it is Doomsday.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, christian film
Plot: apocalypse, faith, race against time, adventure, save the world, palaces castles and temples, forces of nature, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, year 2012, 2010s
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Project X-Traction (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Story: When a China-run oil refinery is attacked in Mosul, Iraq, a Chinese private security contractor is called in to extract the oil workers. He learns, however, that the attackers’ real plan is to steal a fortune in oil, and teams up with an American ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, exciting
Plot: danger, chase, escapades, deadly, hopes, soldier, runaway, rescue, society, murder, violence, survival ...
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The 12 Disasters of Christmas (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Just in time for the joyous holiday season, this film connects the ancient Mayan prophecy of worldwide destruction at the end of 2012, and the iconic holiday song, The 12 Days of Christmas. But there is hope: a father learns that his daughter is ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Plot: save the world, forces of nature, small town, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, christmas, escapades, teenage girl, survival, catastrophe, disaster film, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Midnight Special (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, light, surprise ending ...
Plot: chase, on the run, goggles, fbi, motel, gas station, meteor, hostage, military, government, helicopter, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, texas, louisiana, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Until the End of the World (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Australia, USA
Duration: 280 min.
Story: Until The End of the World is an odyssey for the modern age. As with Homer's Odyssey, the purpose of the journey is to restore sight -- a spiritual reconciliation between an obsessed father and a deserted son. Dr. Farber, in trying to find a ...
Style: futuristic, road movie, bleak, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: satellite, on the road, adventure, future dystopia, chase, chases and races, danger, bounty hunter, apocalypse, fugitives, obsessive quest, save the world ...
Time: future, 90s, near future, 1990s
Place: australia, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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