Movies like The Wave 2019

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The Wave (2019)
 6.0
 2K
The Wave (2019)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A man on the verge of a promotion takes a mysterious hallucinogenic drug that begins to tear down his reality and expose his life for what it really is.
Style: captivating, psychedelic, suspense, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: drugs, lawyer, husband wife relationship, dealer, friendship, death, karma, bar, car accident, threat to kill, time travel, party, drug dealer, taxi, homeless, disappearance, mortgage, surrealism, hallucinogenic drug, drug trip, homeless man, insurance company, police car, hit by a car, life insurance

Most similar movies to The Wave

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, tense and serious films with plots about danger, death, murder, catastrophe, survival, deadly and dialogue mostly in Thriller, Sci-Fi and Horror genres. Some movies like The Wave: The Void (2001), Limitless (2011), Seconds (1966), Radius (2017), Close Enemies (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 3.8
 676
The Void (2001)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Physicist Eva Soderstrom discovers greedy industrialist Thomas Abernathy is on the verge of creating an artificial black hole in a laboratory on Earth. It's the same experiment that killed her father years earlier, except bigger. With the help ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, suspense, tense, semi serious
Plot: experiment gone awry, physicist, black hole, technology gone awry, danger, escapades, chaos, imaginary, androids and robots, chases and races, heroes, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.4
 519K
Limitless (2011)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract ...
Style: captivating, clever, intellectual, cerebral, psychological ...
Plot: intelligence, superhuman powers, ambition, rise to the top, success, prodigy, life turned upside down, drug abuse, greed, rags to riches, overnight success, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.7
 16K
Seconds (1966)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A secret organisation offers wealthy people a second chance at life. The customer picks out someone they want to be and the organisation surgically alters the customer to look like the intended person, stages the customer's death, gets rid of ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, gloomy, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: haunted by the past, faked death, surgery, murder, midlife crisis, plastic surgery, redemption, hidden identity, crimes, deadly, golden years, mystery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: manhattan new york city, california, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.2
 13K
Radius (2017)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Liam wakes from a car crash with no memory of who he is. As he makes his way into town to look for help, he finds only dead bodies, all with strange pale eyes. Liam's first assessment is that a virus is present in the air, but he soon discovers ...
Style: enigmatic, captivating, suspense, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: amnesia, death, missing person, car accident, murder, police, alone, suspicion, supernatural ability, twin sister, boat, suicide ...
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Movie in collections
Cloned: The Recreator Chronicles (2012)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a group of teenagers stumble upon a secret lab, they become part of a deadly experiment - The Recreator - evil human clones. Craig, Tracy and Derek come face to face with exact copies of themselves that have only one purpose; to find and kill ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cloning, danger, experiment gone awry, isolation, laboratory, secret place, confined, youth, teenager, disorder, in the woods, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Close Enemies (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Driss and Manuel both grew up on the same council estate. An estate where the sense of belonging to your patch is much stronger than the sense of belonging to a country, a nation or a culture... Manuel has assimilated this belonging, and he has even ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: police, death, father daughter relationship, drugs, brother brother relationship, crimes, friendship, danger, family relations, murder, parisian suburb, telling a joke ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 3.7
 9K
Cabin Fever (2016)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this grisly remake of the 2002 horror hit, five college chums rent an isolated woodland cabin for a party. But their fun quickly ends when the group is exposed to a hideous flesh-eating virus, and survival becomes the name of the game.
Style: bleak, rough, suspense, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: cabin in the woods, virus, disease, teenager, vacation, dog, isolation, death, burned alive, sex scene, friendship, blood ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.8
 6K
Hunter Prey (2010)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Prometheus has dropped out of orbit. Communications and life support systems are down. Situation Critical: Status of Crew and Prisoner unknown. With orders to catch their Alien Prisoner alive the surviving crew of the spaceship Prometheus pursue ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, survival, danger, space and aliens, alien encounter, distant planet, deadly, soldier, outer space, spacecraft, evil alien, hunt down ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 31K
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: obsession, science, experiment gone awry, isolation, genetics, psychologist, transformation, university, hallucination, danger, genetically altered, mad scientist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1967, 1960s, 60s
Place: san francisco, africa, california, boston, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Ghostmaker (2012)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of college friends discover a 15th century coffin that allows them to experience the world as ghosts. While their first adventures in the spirit world are playful and innocent, the "Box of Shadows" soon brings out the group's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, deathtrap, supernatural, deadly, buddies, death, coffin, college, survival, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Astronaut's Wife (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When astronaut Spencer Armacost returns to Earth after a mission that nearly cost him his life, he decides to take a desk job in order to see his beautiful wife, Jillian, more often. Gradually, Jillian notices that Spencer's personality seems ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: outer space, woman in danger, astronaut, space travel, danger, suburbs, nasa, mission, twins, pregnancy, alien, paranoia ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Eyes in the Dark (2010)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Secret video files just discovered on an FBI server prove that the government has been hiding unexplained disappearances and a dangerous presence in the Pacific Northwest wilderness.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: legend, video camera, college student, forest, found footage, evil, survival, group of friends, murder, danger, mystery, violence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.2
 230K
Sunshine (2007)
Genre: 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, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, save the world, sun, danger, self sacrifice, expedition, astronaut, isolation, heroic mission, bomb ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.0
 191
Liquid Dreams (1991)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a slightly future America, a woman goes to the big city to visit with her sister, who is dead in her apartment. In order to find out what happened to her sister, she gets a job working at a dance club, a lower notch in the strip joint circuit. ...
Style: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: stripper, dancing, businessman, erotic thriller, police, dance club, nightclub, drug, murder of sister, bare breasts, chemist, sister sister relationship ...
Time: future, near future
Place: kansas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.9
 74K
The Invasion (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Washington, D.C. psychologist Carol Bennell and her colleague Dr. Ben Driscoll are the only two people on Earth who are aware of an epidemic running rampant through the city. They discover an alien virus aboard a crashed space shuttle that ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense, psychological ...
Plot: alien, virus, save the world, danger, psychiatrist, invasion, hysteria, alien invasion, sleeping, child in peril, quarantine, survival ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: washington d.c., usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After his girlfriend, Julie and two best friends are killed in a tragic auto accident, Nick struggles to cope with his loss and grief. Suffering from migraine-like seizures, Nick soon discovers that he has the power to change the past via his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, mind bending, awful, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: time travel, destiny, changing the past or future, sent to the past, suicide, couples, supernatural, imaginary, supernatural ability, hopes, profanity, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.9
 3K
Phase 7 (2010)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Inside a quarantined apartment building a man must protect his pregnant wife from his new neighbors.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: quarantine, epidemic, apartment building, neighbor, survival, chaos, confined, isolation, infected, plague, pregnancy, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Total Retribution (2011)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Trapped on a space station orbiting Earth, a small army of human survivors battle the Undead in order to prevent the destruction of the Earth.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating, rough ...
Plot: space station, zombie, danger, supernatural, outer space, deadly, space battle, save the planet, violence, murder, death, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 1K
Rewind (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Revolves around a team of military field operatives and civilian scientists who must use untested technology to travel back in time to alter past events in order to change the future and avoid a devastating terrorist attack. Feature length pilot for ...
Style: intense, captivating, twists and turns, suspense, tense ...
Plot: time travel, terrorism, danger, changing the past or future, heroic mission, time machine, foreknowledge, special agents, crimes, surveillance, attack, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.8
 10K
Futureworld (1976)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two years after the Westworld tragedy in the Delos amusement park, the corporate owners have reopened the park following over $1 billion in safety and other improvements. For publicity purposes, reporters Chuck Browning and Tracy Ballard are invited ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, danger, robot as menace, investigation, cloning, conspiracy, journalist, reporter, man versus machine, society, rivalry, leadership ...
Time: 70s, 80s, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Beyond White Space (2018)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a deep space fishing vessel is robbed by a gang of pirates, the Captain makes a daring decision to go after a rare and nearly extinct species. His obsession propels them further into space as the crew spins toward mutiny and betrayal.
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: black market, harvest, outer space, monster, alien, space travel, explosion, fight, adventure, deadly, escapades, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.3
 32K
The Arrival (1996)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zane Ziminski is an astrophysicist who receives a message that seems to have extraterrestrial origins. Eerily soon after his discovery, Zane is fired. He then embarks on a search to determine the origins of the transmission that leads him into a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, conspiracy, world domination, astronomer, alien encounter, foot chase, global warming, heroic mission, space and aliens, danger, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.5
 11K
Brainstorm (1983)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two brilliant research scientists have invented a device capable of recording and playing back sensory experiences only to have devastating results when one of them records their own death.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, meditative, psychological ...
Plot: memory, virtual reality, conspiracy, experiment gone awry, future dystopia, uncover truth, mad scientist, rebellion, technology, fighting the system, corporation, government agent ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: england, london, europe, rio de janeiro, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 3K
Stash House (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dave and Emma have found the perfect house, until they discover a stash of heroine and end up imprisoned in it by violent thugs.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: survival, stash, confined, couples, danger, indoor, crimes, rivalry, gangsters, trapped, escapades, smuggling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.4
 14K
Replicant (2001)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Scientists create a genetic clone of a serial killer in order to help catch the killer, teaming up with two cops.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, cloning, psychopath, serial killer, martial arts, police investigation, crimes, genetic engineering, twins, government agency, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.6
 2K
Xchange (2001)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the near future, a company called Xchange owns a mind transference technology that enables instantaneous travel by swapping bodies with someone at the destination. A member of the privileged corporate class ("Corpie") Xchanging for the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense
Plot: hitman, body swapping, time travel, terrorist, heroes, imaginary, life is a bitch, danger, crimes, society, dishonesty, false identity ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.1
 4K
The Blackout (2019)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: No meteorites hit Earth, no terrorists put the world in danger, no atomic war was started, but something did go wrong. Contact between most towns on Earth has been severed. A small ring-like area in Eastern Europe still has electricity, and maybe ...
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: russian soldier, russian army, life is a bitch, adventure, catastrophe, danger, border, friendship, society, culture clash, violence, rescue ...
Time: future
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Termination Point (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Top secret government experiments with time travel have been shut down and declared as too dangerous to continue. The lead scientist has disappeared with the technology and a government manhunt is underway. When his name appears on an airline ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, adventure, secret agents, alien encounter, save the world, imaginary, experiment gone awry, danger, escapades, space and aliens, on the run, undercover ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.5
 31K
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, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: small town, survival, danger, evil alien, chaos, race against time, quarantine, space and aliens, alien encounter, deadly creature, death, hospital ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.1
 6K
Liquid Sky (1982)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her female, androgynous, bisexual nymphomaniac lover, a fashion model. The aliens soon find the human ...
Style: sexual, sexy, cynical, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: fashion, alien, heroin, punk, rape, androgyny, gays and lesbians, addiction, drug dealing, culture clash, benign alien, gender ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%