10 best movies like Arrival (2016)

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Movies similar to Arrival (2016): Independence Day: Resurgence, Bumblebee, Alien: Covenant, The Titan, Occupation, Source Code, The Fifth Element, Alita: Battle Angel, Lucy in the Sky, The Predator.

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Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration04:31
CharactersAliens, Scientists, Presidential, Dogs, Military, Giants, Monsters
PlotArtificial Intelligence, War, Apocalypse, Technology, End of the world, Survival, UFO, Chase, Fear
PlaceShips, Space, Prison
TimeFuture
StyleTense, Exciting, Unexpected ending

We always knew they were coming back. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

Bumblebee (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersAliens, Teens, Robots, Scientists, Dogs, Military, Strong women, Special Forces
PlotCars, UFO, Technology, Death, Martial Arts, Motorcycles
PlaceSpace, Ships, Deserts
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Tense, Unexpected ending

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary yellow VW bug.

Alien: Covenant (2017)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:32
CharactersAliens, Astronauts, Scientists, Monsters
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Survival, Experiments, Chase
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StyleTense, Disturbing

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship 'Covenant' discovers what is thought to be an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world – which has its sole inhabitant the 'synthetic', David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

The Titan (2018)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 4.8)
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain, USA, Germany
Duration02:22
CharactersScientists, Military, Aliens, Pilots
PlotGenetic experiments, Death, Love, Mental disorders
PlaceSpace, Laboratory
TimeFuture
StyleNetflix, Heavy, Exciting, Tense, Unexpected ending

On a bleak future Earth, a soldier endures a radical genetic transformation to save humanity. But his wife fears he's becoming more creature than man.

Occupation (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 4.8)
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountryAustralia
Duration01:39
CharactersAliens, Snipers, Tough guys, Warriors, Soldier, Military, Thieves, Special Forces
PlotWar, Alien invasion, Apocalypse, Survival, Death, End of the world, UFO, Viruses
PlaceAustralia, Spaceships
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleDisturbing, Exciting, Tense, For men, Unexpected ending

A small group of town residents have to band together after a devastating ground invasion. As they struggle to survive, they realize they must stay one step ahead of their attackers, and work together for a chance to strike back.

Source Code (2011)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:33
CharactersTerrorists
PlotTime travel, Love, Investigation, Fate, Death, Body exchange, Experiments
PlaceTrains, USA
TimeFuture
StyleUnexpected ending, Disturbing, Tense, Fascinating, Smart

Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables him to experience the final 8 minutes of another person's life. Colter re-lives the train incident over and over again, gathering more clues each time. But can he discover who is responsible for the attack before the next one happens?

The Fifth Element (1997)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, comedy
CountryFrance
Duration02:06
CharactersAliens, Scientists, Heroes, Military, Partners
PlotApocalypse, Adventure, Love, End of the world, Superpowers
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Cyberpunk

In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.

Alita: Battle Angel (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, melodrama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada, Argentina
Duration02:28
CharactersRobots, Teens, Scientists, Military, Hunters, Warriors, Dogs
PlotMartial Arts, Fights without rules, Technology, Adventure, Motorcycles, Lost memory
PlaceLake, Spaceships, Mars
TimeFuture
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Bright, Vivid, Cyberpunk, Fascinating, Tense

When Alita awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido, a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past.

Lucy in the Sky (2019)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersAstronauts
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture

Astronaut Lucy Cola returns to Earth after a transcendent experience during a mission to space – and begins to lose touch with reality in a world that now seems too small.

The Predator (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:06
CharactersAutistic, Aliens, Killers, Scientists, Warriors, Military, Soldier, Snipers, Hunters, Horses, Spiders, Writers
PlotGenetic experiments, UFO, Weapon, Technology, Death, Chase, Fear, Missing people
PlaceSpaceships, Laboratory, Lake, Forest, Caves
TimeNight
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Fascinating, Disturbing

When a kid accidentally triggers the universe's most lethal hunters' return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled female scientist can prevent the end of the human race.

Alien: Covenant - Prologue: The Crossing (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, adventure, short, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom

Aboard a hijacked Engineer vessel, Dr. Shaw repairs David as they make their way to the home-world of the Engineers, whom Shaw believes are humanity’s creators. 'The Crossing' is an official prologue short to 'Alien: Covenant', revealing what happened to crew members Dr. Elizabeth Shaw and the synthetic David after the events of 'Prometheus'.

Beyond Skyline (2017)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, Canada, Indonesia, Singapore, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersAliens, Scientists, Tough guys, Warriors, Giants, Monsters
PlotAlien invasion, Survival, Apocalypse, Martial Arts, End of the world, Death, UFO, Abduction
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Trains, Jungle, Village
StyleLight, Unexpected ending

Detective Mark Corley storms his way onto an alien spaceship to rescue his estranged son. When the ship crashes in Southeast Asia, he forges an alliance with a band of survivors to take back the planet once and for all.

Attraction (2017)
Mark5 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrefantastic
CountryRussia
Duration02:09
CharactersAliens, Fathers, Guests, Military
PlotLove, UFO, War, Adventure, Skirmishes
PlaceMoscow, Russia, Space, Spaceships
StyleAction, Heavy, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing, For men

After an alien ship crash lands in a Russian city, many who see the inside and the occupants start to question their own existence while others demand the aliens leave Earth.

Fantastic Four (2015)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 4.3)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany, United Kingdom
Duration02:40
CharactersAstronauts, Superhero, Superhero, Strong women, Heroes
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Rivalry, Telekinesis, Teleportation
PlaceSpace, Laboratory
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Tense, Fascinating, For men

Four young outsiders teleport to a dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersStrong women, Heroes
PlotUprising, Adventure, Rivalry, Death, Fate, Chase
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Deserts
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Disturbing, For men

Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.

400 Days (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.4)
Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersAstronauts, Family, Aliens
PlotSurvival, Fate, End of the world, Experiments, Chase
PlaceSpaceships, Mars, Parallel worlds
TimePost apocalypse
StyleTense, Disturbing, Smart

4 would be astronauts spend 400 days in a land locked space simulator to test the psychological effects of deep space travel but, when something goes terribly wrong and they are forced to leave the simulation, they discover that everything on earth has changed. Is this real or is the simulation on a higher level than they could have ever imagined?

Interstellar (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.6)
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:49
CharactersFarmers, Astronauts, Scientists, Friends, Astronauts, Inventors
PlotAdventure, Black holes, Time travel, Love, Cheating, Survival, Artificial Intelligence, End of the world, Expeditions
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Parallel worlds
TimeFuture
StyleWorth watching, Best soundtracks, Good music, Popular, To cry, Atmospheric, Makes me think

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Alien Outpost (2014)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, South Africa
Duration01:30
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Heroes, Aliens, Snipers
PlotSurvival, Alien invasion, Rivalry, UFO
PlaceAircraft
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Disturbing, For men

A documentary crew follows an elite unit of soldiers in the wake of an alien invasion.

Iron Sky (2012)
Mark3.6 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrefantastic, action, comedy
CountryFinland, Germany, Australia
Duration01:33
CharactersAstronauts
PlotUFO, Revenge, Rivalry, Survival
PlaceMoon, Space, Parallel worlds
TimeFuture
StyleSteampunk, Light, For men, Smart

In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:49
CharactersAliens, Friends, Astronauts, Astronauts, Losers, Spiders, Presidential
PlotApocalypse, Time travel, Fidelity, Adventure, Survival, Chase
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StyleBy books, Light, Smart

Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."




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