Movies and TV shows like The War of the Worlds

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The War of the Worlds (2019)
 5.0
 8K
The War of the Worlds (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Set in Edwardian England, George and his partner Amy attempt to defy the prejudices of society and start a life together, all the while swerving the ongoing chaos of an alien invasion.
Style: apocalyptic, bleak, suspense, tense
Plot: alien invasion, end of the world, alien attack, post apocalypse, alien, alien race, ufo, apocalypse, surprise attack, alien contact, fictional war, survival, unhappy marriage, martian, british, refugee, steampunk, fight, chambermaid, flash forward, refugees, devastation, marital argument, british prime minister, brother brother relationship ...
Time: edwardian era, 1900s, 2010s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: england

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Most similar movies to The War of the Worlds

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, tense, serious and exciting films and TV series with plots about survival, danger, alien, alien invasion, apocalypse, end of the world and post apocalypse mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The War of the Worlds: Survivors (2008), Alien Outbreak (2020), Invasion (1965), The Last Train (1999), Salvation (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
War of the Worlds (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: Set in contemporary Europe, the reimagining follows the pockets of humanity left on earth following an apocalyptic extra-terrestrial strike.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, exciting
Plot: survival horror, post apocalypse, survival, scientist, end of the world, alien invasion, alien abduction, interracial relations, ex husband ex wife relationship, alien attack, bonding, love interest ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: france
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100%
 7.6
 8K
Survivors (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Survivors was a British science fiction television series produced by the BBC. It depicts the lives of a group of people who survived a virulent unknown strain of influenza which has wiped out most of the human species. According to the producers, ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, virus, deadly virus, plague, politician, survival, danger, group of strangers, chaos, doctor, scientist, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.5
 438
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, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: alien invasion, space and aliens, alien encounter, invasion, ufo, alien, survival, evil alien, adventure, underground, danger, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.6
 378
Invasion (1965)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An alien spaceship crashes near a rural hospital. When the aliens are taken to the hospital, a mysterious force field suddenly appears around it.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: forest, spaceship crash, hospital, alien invasion, spacecraft, alien, trapped, nurse, female humanoid alien, police officer, alien spacecraft, trapped in a building ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 858
The Last Train (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: The Last Train is a British six-part post-apocalyptic television drama serial first broadcast on the ITV network in 1999. It has since been repeated on ITV2 in 1999/2001 and on numerous occasions on the UK Sci-Fi Channel. The serial was written by ...
Style: futuristic, gloomy, stylized, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: post apocalypse, top secret, tribe, survivor, confined, escapades, isolation, apocalypse, survival, society, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.0
 19K
Salvation (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: An MIT grad student and a tech superstar bring a low-level Pentagon official a staggering discovery that an asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth.
Style: captivating, twists and turns, tense, suspense
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, asteroid, save the planet, conspiracy, danger, plan, comet, mystery, investigation, betrayal, explosion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
 86K
Falling Skies (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, post apocalypse, alien invasion, ufo, resistance, vestiges of humanity, space and aliens, apocalypse, survival, life is a bitch, worldwide chaos, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Quiet Place Part II (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
Style: suspense, macabre, scary, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: post apocalypse, alien, survival, monster, silence, alien monster, mother, child in peril, deafness, creature feature, death, life & death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 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: disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, tense
Plot: alien invasion, post traumatic stress disorder, alien, deadly, humanity in peril, heroes, human versus alien, survival, fate of humanity, chaos and mayhem, alien encounter, humanity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.6
 321
Chocky (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Chocky is a 1984 children's television drama based on the 1968 novel by John Wyndham and was broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom. Two sequels were produced. All were written by Anthony Read and produced by Thames Television. The series was ...
Plot: alien, imaginary friend, alien contact, telekinesis, boy, friendship
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
SGU Stargate Universe (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of a present-day, multinational exploration team traveling on the Ancient spaceship Destiny many billions of light years distant from the Milky Way Galaxy. They evacuated there and are now trying to figure out a way to return to ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, space and aliens, outer space, human existence, technology, space opera, survival, human in outer space, alien encounter, alien planet, ancient ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 2.6
 1K
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, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: alien invasion, alien, friendship, spacecraft, human versus alien, heroes, humanity in peril, man versus machine, rescue, alien attack, vengeance, evil alien ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
You, Me and the Apocalypse (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: When the news is announced that a comet is on an unavoidable collision course with Earth, the most hilarious and unexpected chain of events imaginable is set in motion.
Style: semi serious, light, feel good, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: apocalypse, missing wife, priest, media, chaos, end of the world, comet, adoption, prison escape, convent, news report, interrogation room ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 53K
V (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: V is an American science fiction television series that ran for two seasons on ABC, from November 3, 2009 to March 15, 2011. A remake of the 1983 miniseries created by Kenneth Johnson, the new series chronicles the arrival on Earth of a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil alien, ufo, world domination, alien encounter, extraterrestrial, fate of humanity, fbi, dishonesty, worldwide chaos, invasion, danger, uncover truth ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, epic, sentimental, light ...
Plot: ufo, alien, first contact, alien abduction, alien contact, a vision, technology, contact, flying saucer, benign alien, space and aliens, spacecraft ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, mongolia, indiana, india, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Wizards vs. Aliens (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 27 min.
TV show
Story: Wizards vs Aliens is a science fantasy television series aimed at children. It is produced by BBC Wales and FremantleMedia Enterprises at the newly opened BBC Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff for CBBC and created by Russell T Davies and Phil Ford. The ...
Style: disturbing, exciting, tense, contemplative, suspense
Plot: invasion, magic, alien, fight, schoolboy, human versus alien, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, boy hero, young heroes, child in peril, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 22K
Into the Night (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Belgium
TV show
Story: When the sun suddenly starts killing everything in its path, passengers on an overnight flight from Brussels attempt to survive by any means necessary.
Style: disturbing, suspense, unusual plot structure, suspenseful
Plot: hijacking, survival, airplane, pilot, nato, flying, apocalypse, end of the world, paranoia, sunrise, military base, kerosene ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.9
 611K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
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, twist ending, cerebral, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: first contact, alien, spacecraft, ufo, alien race, female protagonist, alien creature, loss, scientist, destiny, science, alien contact ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: pakistan, russia, montana, china, venezuela ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.9
 3K
UFO (1970)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: In the year 1980 the Earth is threatened by an alien race who kidnap and kill humans and use them for body parts. A highly secret military organization is set up in the hope of defending the Earth from this alien threat. This organization is named ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious
Plot: ufo, evil alien, alien encounter, kidnapping, battles, bishop, undercover, escapades, good versus evil, heroes, secret agents, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, near future
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 4K
Jeremiah (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Jeremiah is an American television series starring Luke Perry and Malcolm-Jamal Warner that ran on the Showtime network from 2002 to 2004. The series takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where most of the adult population has been wiped out by a ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, futuristic, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, plague, survival, post apocalypse, chaos, chaos and mayhem, vestiges of humanity, worldwide chaos, survivor, escapades, partners, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Childhood's End (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 247 min.
TV show
Story: After peaceful aliens invade earth, humanity finds itself living in a utopia under the indirect rule of the aliens, but does this utopia come at a price?
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, space and aliens, spacecraft, world domination, demon, danger, utopia, alien invasion, dishonesty, humanity in peril, adaptation, evil alien ...
Time: near future, 21st century, future
Place: usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Walking Dead: World Beyond (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A heroic group of teens sheltered from the dangers of the post-apocalyptic world leave the safety of the only home they have ever known and embark on a cross-country journey to find the one man who can possibly save the world.
Style: suspenseful, scary, bleak, captivating, tense
Plot: post apocalypse, walking dead, zombie, undead, plague, survivor, survival, zombie apocalypse, human existence, supernatural, apocalypse, danger ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 341K
Signs (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: alien invasion, farm, ufo, alien encounter, asthma attack, alien, loss of faith, destiny, single father, small town, christianity, baseball ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, brazil, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, suspense, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, post apocalypse, underground bunker, twists & turns, bunker, survivalist, paranoia, bomb shelter, alien, ufo, subterranean ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 31K
The Rain (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 321 min.
TV show
Story: After a brutal virus wipes out most of the population, two young siblings embark on a perilous search for safety. A Scandinavian thriller series.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, captivating, compassionate, stylized ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: post apocalypse, virus, danger, survival, illness, vestiges of humanity, pandemic, search, walking dead, brother sister relationship, death, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Invasion from Inner Earth (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of young pilots in a remote region of the Canadian wilderness begin to hear strange reports over their radios about planes crashing, cars stalling and a deadly plague which has gripped the planet. It becomes clear that earth is in the midst ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: cabin, lake, wilderness, forest, snowmobile, alien invasion, alien, camping, starvation, ufo, violence, end of the world ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 2K
8 Days (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: With a huge asteroid rushing towards Europe, there are only eight days left till impact. In the face of the apocalypse everything changes; laws and rules are abandoned. Who can save themself, what is really important now?
Style: rough, exciting, psychological, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: end of the world, sect, youth, female nudity, panic, society, death, danger, destiny, heroes, dishonesty, violence ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Martian Chronicles (1980)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 165 min.
TV show
Story: An adaptation of the set of Ray Bradbury short stories chronicling the colonisation of Mars.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, allegory, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, astronaut, nasa, time travel, telepathy, clergy, a.i., heroes, adventure, race against time ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.6
 43K
See (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A virus has decimated humankind. Those who survived emerged blind. Centuries later when twins are born with the mythic ability to see, their father must protect his tribe against a threatened queen.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: post apocalypse, clan, blindness, warrior, tribe, survival, virus, escape, twins, distopia, heretic, weapons ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 6K
Outcasts (2010)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Outcasts is a 2011 British television science-fiction drama serial, starring Liam Cunningham, Hermione Norris, Amy Manson, Daniel Mays, Jamie Bamber, Eric Mabius and Ashley Walters. It originally aired on BBC One, and BBC HD. It was broadcast in the ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, contemplative, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: space colony, mysterious planet, survival, distant planet, society, expedition, human nature, danger, chaos, hopes, isolation, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%