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: father in law son in law relationship, murder, end of the world, gunfight, strict father, catastrophe, relationships, apocalypse, tsunami, volcano, earthquake, lightning, power outage, journey, pregnancy, lawyer, fiancee
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, race against time, catastrophe, chaos, escapades and survival mostly in Thriller, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like How It Ends: Geo-Disaster (2017), Quantum Apocalypse (2010), 2012 (2009), Allegiant (2016), Seattle Superstorm (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: earthquake, tornado, volcano, tidal wave, lightning, volcanic eruption, tsunami, natural disaster, father son relationship, camping, cliff, lesbian couple ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, danger, survival, chaos, forces of nature, collision, save the world, tsunami, end of the world, doomsday, race against time, escapades ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 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, tsunami, end of the world, foreknowledge, survival, evacuation, catastrophe, forces of nature, human existence, chaos, air disaster, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, year 2009, 2010s ...
Place: british columbia, wisconsin, india, rome italy, pasadena california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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: good versus evil, survival, teenagers, surveillance, genetics, technology, manipulation, utopia, betrayal, brainwashing, cyberpunk, chase ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: danger, teenage life, heroes, chaos and mayhem, chases and races, adventure, space and aliens, forces of nature, escapades, save the day, save the world, bio weapon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
2012: Supernova (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two hundred years ago a supernova exploded somewhere in the Lyra constellation. Now the lethal burst of radiation is headed straight for Earth, and time is swiftly running out. The only thing standing between humanity and complete devastation is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: save the world, heroic mission, danger, save the planet, race against time, astronomer, heroes, scientist, catastrophe, society, chases and races, natural disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, survival, mysterious character, teenage life, alien invasion, end of the world, youth, genocide, tsunami ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, tower bridge london, bangkok thailand, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.3
 76K
Geostorm (2017)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong: ...
Style: apocalyptic, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: storm, tsunami, apocalypse, end of the world, conspiracy, catastrophe, brother brother relationship, happy ending, climate change, malfunction, frozen alive, covert operation ...
Time: future, near future
Place: atlanta georgia, mumbai india, manhattan new york city, hong kong, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: apocalypse, tsunami, scientist, global warming, natural disaster, vestiges of humanity, evacuation, climate change, catastrophe, survival, chaos, forces of nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new delhi, antarctica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, apocalypse, storm, sea, flooding, natural disaster, boat, electrocution, gun, gunshot wound, scientist
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: futuristic, rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: end of the world, earthquake, destruction, forces of nature, apocalypse, escapades, chases and races, adventure, space and aliens, heroes, danger, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: suspenseful, serious, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, race against time, danger, evacuation, apocalypse, rescue, secret agents, city life, daring rescue, escapades, terrorism, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, antarctica, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, family in danger, danger, woman in danger, mystery, who done it, uncover truth, chases and races, imaginary, crimes, family relations, changing the past or future ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: suspenseful, suspense, bleak, scary, exciting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: apocalypse, changing the past or future, end of the world, scientist, professor, prophecy, air disaster, prediction, code, destiny, supernatural, save the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, future
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, religions or cults, survival, society, chaos and mayhem, hopes, forces of nature, escapades, supernatural, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting
Plot: chaos, race against time, escapades, chases and races, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature, danger, apocalypse, rescue, escape, freeze to death, disaster film ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, iceland, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: teenage love, future dystopia, heroes, coming of age, fighting the system, rebellion, danger, youth, dishonesty, society, misfit, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, youth, danger, fighting the system, rebellion, society, mentor, rebelliousness, training, fear, save the day, heroes ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 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, christianity, warrior, future dystopia, brutality, danger, post apocalyptic, heroes, tough heroes ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, cross country, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, tense, rough ...
Plot: lawyer, murder, defense attorney, death of father, widow, teenager, lie, mother son relationship, family relations, legal action, cheating wife, patricide ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, journalism, assassination, race against time, chaos, save the world, rivalry, apocalypse, survival, heroes, obsessive quest, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, investigation, island, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, interracial relations, uncover truth, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: jamaica, west indies, caribbean, new jersey, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
In the Line of Duty: The Price of Vengeance (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Johnny Moore, leader of the Moore gang, a group of professional hitmen, has been having his four thugs knock off several businessmen in the area. Finally, he decides to have them kill the prosecutor who is hot on his trail. After a few failed ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: assassination, murder, gang, law enforcement, prison life, hitman, police detective, prison, rivalry, danger, crimes, uninhibited rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
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: suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, exciting, captivating
Plot: danger, chase, escapades, deadly, hopes, soldier, runaway, rescue, society, violence, murder, friendship ...
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: bomb shelter, tsunami, natural disaster, underwater, evacuation, geologist, hotel, mountain, catastrophe, family, survival, family drama ...
Time: 80s
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, alien abduction, death, prejudice, survival horror, voting, murder, pregnant, atheist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.1
 556
Deadland (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the radiation-infected aftermath of World War III, one man's desperate attempt to find his wife in the wastelands that were once the United States inspires his fellow survivors to fight for humanity. The bomb has dropped, and in the blink of ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, chaos, danger, society, chases and races, escapades, future dystopia, life is a bitch, survival, heroes, missing person, violence ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, serious, suspenseful, christian film
Plot: apocalypse, faith, forces of nature, escapades, space and aliens, adventure, hopes, chases and races, life is a bitch, imaginary, danger, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 21st century, year 2012, 2010s
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, psychological, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, memory, laboratory, mystery, investigation, serial killer, vengeance, crime, life is a bitch, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, suspense
Plot: forces of nature, save the world, small town, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, escapades, christmas, teenage girl, survival, disaster film, catastrophe, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%