Movies like How I Live Now

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How I Live Now (2013)
 6.5
 28K
How I Live Now (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An American girl on holiday in the English countryside with her family finds herself in hiding and fighting for her survival as war breaks out.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, emotional, realistic, serious, surprise ending, visually appealing, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, danger, teenage love, getting home, survival, youth, longing, lovers apart, post apocalypse, family reunited, terrorist, fall in love, life is a bitch, countryside, strong female character, death of brother, evacuation, love and romance, war, nuclear holocaust, wartime life, romance, family relations, farm, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, northern england, london, scotland

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Most similar movies to How I Live Now

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, suspense and intense films with plots about death, danger, survival, catastrophe, murder, dialogue and storytelling mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like How I Live Now: The Host (2013), The Cloud (2006), The 5th Wave (2016), Atonement (2007), Now Is Good (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
 111K
The Host (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, teenage love, evil alien, power of love, love and romance, youth, true love, invasion, apocalypse, survival, vestiges of humanity, interspecies romance ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.4
 3K
The Cloud (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: DIE WOLKE (The Cloud) is about a breakdown of a nuclear power station in Germany and the story of two teenager-lovers Hannah and Elmar who take refuge. 38.000 people die and Hannah unfortunately becomes contaminated.
Style: touching, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: radiation, teenage love, hospital, survival, confined, supportive parent, contamination, catastrophe, chaos, evacuation, warning, escape attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, northern germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 101K
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, alien invasion, adventure, survival, obsessive quest, danger, post apocalypse, tsunami, alien, space and aliens, chaos ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, london, new york, tower bridge london, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 253K
Atonement (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Style: emotional, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, tragic love, world war two, false accusation, innocence, unfulfilled love, forbidden love, life is a bitch, siblings relations, love and romance, lovers apart, injustice ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 33K
Now Is Good (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.
Style: heartbreaking, emotional, sad, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, fighting illness, love and romance, cancer, teenager, teenage love, dying, youth, last wish, dealing with death, first sex, virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ellie Linton, a teen from an Australian coastal town, leads her friends on an excursion to a camp deep in the woods, dubbed "Hell." Upon their return, the youths find that their town has been overrun by an enemy army, and their friends and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: invasion, survival, wartime life, adventure, heroes, danger, young heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, rescue, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Hunger Games (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, disturbing, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: future dystopia, survival, young heroes, contests and competitions, heroes, rivalry, youth, against the odds, society, danger, death, killings ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 168
The 4 Soldiers (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A climate of civil war, a fight that has made them lose everything including their youth, four soldiers aged 13 to 20 years, will meet and build friendships. In the grip of an adult conflict, which they do not understand, Matéo, Dominique, Big Max ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, friendship, life is a bitch, social decay, wartime life, war, military, danger, society, youth, battles, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 6.5
 112K
The Giver (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.
Style: thought provoking, futuristic, atmospheric, philosophical, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, society, future dystopia, youth, utopia, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, destiny, danger, human nature, fighting the system ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, strong female character, distopia, future dystopia, rebellion, survival, society, fighting the system, against the odds, youth, rivalry, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 9K
Young Ones (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: South Africa, Ireland, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a future where water is scarce, a farmer defends his land and hopes to rejuvenate his parched soil. However, his daughter's boyfriend schemes to steal the land for himself.
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, futuristic, clever ...
Plot: survival, violence, land, drought, farm, murder, water shortage, water, human nature, life is a bitch, vestiges of humanity, love ...
Time: future, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.3
 435K
1917 (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK, India, Spain, Canada, China
Duration: 119 min.
Story: At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds ...
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: trench warfare, world war one, soldier, british army, race against time, british soldier, pursuit, behind enemy lines, british military, storytelling, brother brother relationship, chaos ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 140K
Cold Mountain (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Italy, Romania, UK
Duration: 154 min.
Story: In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind ...
Style: captivating, emotional, sincere, touching, epic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: american civil war, tragic love, slavery, getting home, loss of family member, friendship, soldier, survival, civil war, lovers reunited, couple relations, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, south carolina, north carolina, appalachia, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Darkest Minds (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After a disease kills 98% of America's children, the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes her camp and joins a group of other teens on the run from the government.
Style: romantic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, super powers, telekinesis, escape, mind control, love and romance, teenager, superhuman powers, good versus evil, danger, friendship, soldier ...
Time: near future
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 3K
Strayed (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fleeing the June 1940 arrival of Hitler's army in Paris, a young war widow and her two children are rescued from dive-bombing German fighters by a cocky, reckless teenager. He finds them refuge in an abandoned house, but despite the fact that ...
Style: sincere, touching, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman teenage boy sex, world war two, survival, friendship, refugee, wartime life, love affair, teenage life, life is a bitch, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s
Place: paris france, france, europe, nice france, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 74K
Doomsday (2008)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, South Africa, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A lethal virus spreads throughout the British isles,infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, plague, apocalypse, survival, cannibalism, infected, rescue, danger, future dystopia, chase, society, antidote ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2030s, 2010s ...
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.3
 359
Born of War (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Jordan, Cyprus
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Mina, a young college student, has her life ripped away after her family is killed. When she finds out their murder was part of a botched kidnapping to return her to her real father—a terrorist in the middle east.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: false accusation, kidnapping, murder, life turned upside down, vengeance, uncover truth, rivalry, parents and children, dishonesty, danger, leadership, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: middle east, canada, england, cyprus, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Private Peaceful (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in the fields of Devon and the WW1 battlefields of Flanders, two brothers fall for the same girl while contending with the pressures of their feudal family life, the war, and the price of courage and cowardice.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: soldier, world war one, love triangle, teenage love, military, siblings relations, social relations, war, family relations, family life, childhood sweetheart, village ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 6.6
 70K
Blindness (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Canada, Japan, UK, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a sudden plague of blindness devastates a city, a small group of the afflicted band together to triumphantly overcome the horrific conditions of their imposed quarantine.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, intense, philosophical ...
Plot: plague, post apocalypse, blind character, distopia, society, chaos, fight, doctor, human spirit, social decay, disability, suffering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 420K
The Maze Runner (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, adventure, maze, apocalypse, imaginary, youth, trapped, society, distopia, memory loss, young heroes, future dystopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Monsters: Dark Continent (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Seven years on from the events of Monsters, and the ‘Infected Zones’ have spread worldwide. Humans have been knocked off the top of the food chain, with disparate communities struggling for survival. American soldiers are being sent abroad to ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, stylized, serious, tense ...
Plot: alien invasion, survival, evil alien, alien, military, monster, post apocalypse, giant creature, creature, space and aliens, supernatural, deadly creature ...
Time: future
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 80K
Eye in the Sky (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A military officer in command of a drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya sees her mission escalate from “capture” to “kill” just as a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, intense, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, drone, terrorist plot, top secret, surveillance, military, child in peril, technology, spy, chase, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: las vegas, london, kenya, england, singapore ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 29K
The Omega Man (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, survival, zombie, isolation, danger, heroic mission, life is a bitch, bio weapon, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, transformation, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, 70s, year 1975, year 1977, near future
Place: los angeles, usa, china, woodstock, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: serious, touching, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war crime, army, war, jungle, navy seal, brutality, genocide, civil war, moral dilemma, rebel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 51K
'71 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, ira, survival, terrorism, violence, military, riot, explosion, danger, war, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: ireland, england, belfast, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 9K
Miracle Mile (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After 30 years of searching, Harry (Edwards) has finally met the girl of his dreams. Unfortunately, before they even have a chance to go on their first date, Harry intercepts some chilling news: WWIII has begun and nuclear missiles will destroy Los ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, suspense, futuristic, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, apocalypse, one night, race against time, danger, panic, nuclear holocaust, fall in love, love affair, survival, catastrophe, end of the world ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: los angeles, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.4
 11K
Charlotte Gray (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Australia, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: This is a drama set in Nazi-occupied France at the height of World War II. Charlotte Gray tells the compelling story of a young Scottish woman working with the French Resistance in the hope of rescuing her lover, a missing RAF pilot. Based on the ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, sexy, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, resistance, espionage, secret agents, romance, war, wartime life, fall in love, couple relations, holocaust, couples, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, london, paris france, europe, vichy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 219K
Insurgent (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, intense, romantic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: future dystopia, teenage love, tough girl, fighting the system, female fighter, post apocalypse, heroes, good versus evil, against the rules, danger, youth, rebellion ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
I Am Number Four (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A teenage fugitive with an incredible secret races to stay one step ahead of the mysterious forces seeking destroy him in this sci-fi action thriller. With three dead and one on the run, the race to find the elusive Number Four begins. Outwardly ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, romantic, touching ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, young heroes, teenage love, youth, supernatural romance, supernatural, danger, heroes, friendship, teenage life, teenage boy, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, florida, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Land Girls (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During World War II, the organisation "The Women's Land Army" recruited women to work on British farms while the men were off to war. Three such "land girls" of different social backgrounds - quiet Stella, young hairdresser ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: countryside, world war two, friendship, fall in love, hopes, war, romance, working class, society, soldier, friends, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe, english channel, pearl harbor, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%