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20 best movies like Contagion (2011)


List of the best movies like Contagion (2011): Day of the Dead: Bloodline, World War Z, Locked Down, Lost Girls, Midnight in the Switchgrass, Armageddon Tales, School's Out Forever, San Andreas, The Midnight Sky, The Decline.

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Markimdb: 3.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:19
CharactersZombie, Scientists, Military
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Death, Viruses
PlaceBunker, Hospitals
TimePost apocalypse
StyleExciting, Tense, Depressive

In a world overrun by zombies, military personnel and survivalists live in an underground bunker while they seek a cure.

Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersZombie, Family, Scientists, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Death, Supernatural
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleAction, Tense, Epic, Serious, Disturbing

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
PlotRobbery, Relationship, Viruses, Motorcycles, Life
PlaceLondon

During a COVID-19 lockdown, sparring couple Linda and Paxton call a truce to attempt a high-risk jewellery heist at one of the world's most exclusive department stores, Harrods.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Missing people, Death, Depression
PlaceUSA
StyleBy books, Tense, Womens in main roles, Depressive, Serious

When Mari Gilbert's daughter disappears, police inaction drives her own investigation into the gated Long Island community where Shannan was last seen. Her search brings attention to over a dozen murdered sex workers.

Markimdb: 4.3
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Truckers, FBI, Beautiful girls
PlotSurvival, Abduction, Investigation, Cheating, Human trafficking
StyleAction, Womens in main roles

FBI Agent Karl Helter and his partner Rebecca Lombardo are very close to busting a sex-trafficking ring. When they realize their investigation has crossed the path of a brutal serial killer, they team up with a Texas Ranger to put an end to the infamous 'Truck Stop Killer'.

Markimdb: 3.3
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersFriends
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Friendship, Death, Viruses
PlaceUSA
TimePost apocalypse, Future
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing

After surviving a worldwide pandemic, two men with different agendas, two women from a survival colony, and young girl and a man each form alliances as they cross post-apocalyptic landscapes.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Pupils
PlotSurvival, End of the world, Viruses
PlaceSchool
TimePost apocalypse
StyleBy books

No sooner has 15-year-old Lee Keegan been expelled from his private school than an apocalyptic event wipes out most of the world's population. With his father dead and mother trapped abroad, Lee is given one instruction: go back to school. But safety and security at St. Mark's School for Boys is in short supply. Its high walls can't stop the local parish council from forming a militia and imposing marshal law, while inside the dorms the end of the world is having a dangerous effect on his best friend and his unrequited crush on the school nurse isn't helping him concentrate on staying alive.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersLifeguards, Tough guys, Fathers
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Apocalypse, Earthquake, Adventure
PlaceHelicopters
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersScientists, Terminally ill, Old man, Astronauts, Astronomers
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Cancer, Dreams
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Arctic
TimePost apocalypse

A lone scientist in the Arctic races to contact a crew of astronauts returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller
CountryCanada
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Cold
PlaceCanada
TimeWinter
StyleAction, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Anticipating a disaster, Antoine, a father, attends a survivalist training given by Alain in his autonomous hideout. In fear of a natural, economic or social crisis, the group trains to face the different possible apocalyptic scenarios. But the disaster they will experience will not be the one they predicted.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersChildrens, Fathers, Defenders
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Skirmishes, Fight, Death
StyleVital signs

A devastated husband vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife's death while protecting the only family he has left, his daughter.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersPolice
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Death
PlaceUSA
StyleTense, Womens in main roles, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

Cops involved with covering up a murder by getting rid of their body cam video footage find themselves haunted by an evil spirit.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, action
CountryUSA
CharactersMonsters
PlotSurvival, Earthquake
PlaceOcean, Underwater world, Depth
StyleAction, Tense, Womens in main roles, Serious, Disturbing

After an earthquake destroys their underwater station, six researchers must navigate two miles along the dangerous, unknown depths of the ocean floor to make it to safety in a race against time.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersFamily, Childrens, Parents, Defenders
PlotSurvival, Disasters, End of the world, Apocalypse, The escape
PlaceBunker, USA
StyleTense, Dynamic, Disturbing

John Garrity, his estranged wife and their young son embark on a perilous journey to find sanctuary as a planet-killing comet hurtles toward Earth. Amid terrifying accounts of cities getting levelled, the Garrity's experience the best and worst in humanity. As the countdown to the global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Single mothers
PlotSurvival, End of the world, Apocalypse, Insomnia
PlaceUSA

After a sudden global event wipes out all electronics and takes away humankind’s ability to sleep, chaos quickly begins to consume the world. Only Jill, an ex-soldier with a troubled past, may hold the key to a cure in the form of her own daughter. The question is, can Jill safely deliver her daughter and save the world before she herself loses her mind.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantastic, thriller, thriller, drama, drama
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada, France
Duration02:02
CharactersHeroes, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse
PlaceBunker, New York
TimePost apocalypse
StyleAction, Tense, Depressive, Serious

Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.

Markimdb: 4.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:41
CharactersDinosaurs, Scientists, Tourists
PlotTime travel, Survival, Adventure, Time machine, Technology
PlaceJungle, Laboratory
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

When a hunter sent back to the prehistoric era runs off the path he must not leave, he causes a chain reaction that alters history in disastrous ways.

Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration01:36
CharactersScientists, Mutant
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Survival, Apocalypse, Time machine
PlaceFantastic worlds
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Dystopian, Steampunk, Atmospheric, Serious

Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersAstronauts, Astronauts
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Self-sacrifice
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Mars
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

A three-person crew on a mission to Mars faces an impossible choice when an unplanned passenger jeopardizes the lives of everyone on board.

Markimdb: 4.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersJournalists, Reporters
PlotInvestigation, Money, Conspiracies, Weapon, Cheating
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Womens in main roles

At the turning point of the Iran-Contra affair, Elena McMahon, a fearless investigative journalist covering the 1984 US presidential campaign, puts herself in danger when she abandons her assigned task in order to fulfill the last wish of her ailing father, a mysterious man whose past activities she barely knows.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersTeens, Disabled people, Mom and daughter, Single mothers, Guardian
PlotInvestigation, Mental disorders, Mystery, Tracking
StyleWomens in main roles, Disturbing

Chloe, a teenager who is confined to a wheelchair, is homeschooled by her mother, Diane. Chloe soon becomes suspicious of her mother and begins to suspect that she may be harboring a dark secret.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Czech Republic, Romania, United Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Difficult teens
PlotSurvival, Growing up, Uprising
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture

With the future of the human race at stake, a group of young men and women -- bred for intelligence and obedience -- embark on an expedition to colonize a distant planet. When they uncover disturbing secrets about the mission, they defy their training and begin to explore their most primitive natures. As life on the ship descends into chaos, they soon become consumed by fear, lust and an insatiable hunger for power.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersFathers
PlotInvestigation, False accusations
PlaceFrance
StyleAction

Bill Baker, an American oil-rig roughneck from Oklahoma, travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter, Allison, who is in prison for a murder she claims she did not commit. Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences, and a complicated legal system, Bill builds a new life for himself in France as he makes it his personal mission to exonerate his daughter.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy
CountryUSA, Japan, China
CharactersStrong women, Hunters, Strangers
PlotSurvival, Skirmishes, Abduction, Fight, Survival
PlaceForest
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Dynamic, Disturbing

Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don't know where they are—or how they got there. In the shadow of a dark internet conspiracy theory, ruthless elitists gather at a remote location to hunt humans for sport. But their master plan is about to be derailed when one of the hunted turns the tables on her pursuers.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
CharactersTourists
PlotSurvival, Fulfillment of desires, Supernatural, Rest
PlaceJungle, Islands
StyleUnexpected ending, Twisted plot, Heavy, Tense, Serious

A group of contest winners arrive at an island hotel to live out their dreams, only to find themselves trapped in nightmare scenarios.

Markimdb: 3.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, comedy
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Aliens
PlotSurvival, Supernatural
PlaceBeach, Party, USA, Sand
TimeGraduation
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense, Black humor, Depressive, Disturbing

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water again, you can’t even get across the sand! BLOOD BEACH meets SPRING BREAKERS in an ace monster mash-up of smart nostalgia and up-to-the-minute visual effects. After an all-night graduation beach party, a group of hung-over students wake up under blazing sun to find their numbers somewhat depleted. An enormous alien creature has burrowed down deep and anyone foolish enough to make contact with the sand finds themselves at the mercy of a sea of flesh-eating tentacles. Will they ever be able to escape its carnivorous clutches?

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:39
CharactersAliens, Heroes, Psychiatrists
PlotSurvival, Alien invasion, Viruses, Chase, Emotions
TimeHalloween
StyleTense, Serious, Disturbing

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 transforms anyone who comes into contact with it into unfeeling drones while they sleep. Carol realizes her son holds the key to stopping the spread of the plague and she races to find him before it is too late.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersMutant, Military, Soldier, Cannibals, Lifeguards
PlotSurvival, Abduction, Supernatural, Rivalry, Release of hostages
PlaceCaves, Deserts, Russia
StyleLight, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious, For men

A group of National Guard trainees find themselves battling against a vicious group of mutants on their last day of training in the desert.

Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain
Duration01:40
CharactersZombie, Mutant
PlotSurvival, End of the world, Death, Supernatural, Viruses
PlaceLondon, USA
TimePost apocalypse
StyleAction, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

In this chilling sequel to 28 Days Later, the inhabitants of the British Isles appear to have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there. Six months later, a group of Americans dare to set foot on the isles, convinced the danger has come and gone. But it soon becomes all too clear that the scourge continues to live, waiting to pounce on its next victims.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryItaly, Brazil, Greece
CharactersKillers
PlotSurvival, Abduction, Pursuit, The escape, Conspiracies
PlaceGreece

Whilst vacationing in Greece, Beckett, becomes the target of a manhunt after a devastating car accident forces him to run for his life across the country to clear his name but tensions escalate as the authorities close in and political unrest mounts which makes Beckett fall even deeper into a dangerous web of conspiracy.





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