10 best movies like Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

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Movies similar to Independence Day: Resurgence (2016): Edge of Tomorrow, Battleship, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Galaxy of Horrors, Geostorm, Kill Command, X-Men: Apocalypse, Beyond Skyline, Dunkirk, Zoe.

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Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:53
CharactersAliens, Military, Journalists, Friends, Warriors
PlotTime travel, Alien invasion, War
PlaceLondon
TimeFuture
StylePopular, Exciting

Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same day and is forced to fight and die again... and again - as physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop.

Battleship (2012)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersSpecial Forces, Aliens, Soldier
PlotAlien invasion, Sea battles
PlaceSea, Ships

When mankind beams a radio signal into space, a reply comes from ‘Planet G’, in the form of several alien crafts that splash down in the waters off Hawaii. Lieutenant Alex Hopper is a weapons officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones, part of an international naval coalition which becomes the world's last hope for survival as they engage the hostile alien force of unimaginable strength. While taking on the invaders, Hopper must also try to live up to the potential his brother, and his fiancée's father, Admiral Shane, expect of him.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
PlotWar
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture

A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.

Galaxy of Horrors (2017)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryCanada, Italy, Germany
Duration01:51
CharactersAliens
PlotTechnology
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture
StyleFascinating, Tense

Trapped in a damaged cryogenic pod, a man is forced to watch a series of horrific science-fiction tales while his life support systems run out. Featuring eight intense stories of the unknown and other-worldly, equally wonderful and terrifying. Visit the GALAXY OF HORRORS, if you dare! Curated from Rue Morgue & Unstable Ground's Little Terrors Festival.

Geostorm (2017)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersScientists
PlotConspiracies, Disasters, Apocalypse, Tsunami, End of the world
PlaceNature
TimeFuture

After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong: the system built to protect Earth is attacking it, and it becomes a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone along with it.

Kill Command (2016)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:02
CharactersRobots, Military
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Technology, Survival
PlaceIslands
StyleCyberpunk, Tense

Set in a near future, technology-reliant society that pits man against killing machines. Against this backdrop an elite army unit is helicoptered to a remote, off-the-grid island training facility. What starts out as a simple training exercise for Captain Bukes and his tight-knit unit, descends into a terrifying battle to the death, as the marines discover the island is overrun by an enemy that transcends the human concept of evil.

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersSuperhero, Superhero
PlotApocalypse
TimeFuture
StyleTense

After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.

Beyond Skyline (2017)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, Canada, Indonesia, Singapore, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersAliens
PlotAlien invasion, Survival, Apocalypse, Martial Arts, End of the world
PlaceSpace

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.

Dunkirk (2017)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 7.9)
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Netherlands, France
Duration02:27
CharactersSoldier, Lifeguards, Friends, Military
PlotWar, Death, Survival
PlaceEngland, Ships, Sea
StyleBest soundtracks, Tense, Disturbing

The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.

Zoe (2018)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantastic, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersRobots, Scientists
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Love, Relationship, Technology
StyleDeep Meaning, Makes me think

Two colleagues at a revolutionary research lab design technology to improve and perfect romantic relationships. As their work progresses, their discoveries become more profound.

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Bumblebee (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersAliens, Teens, Robots
PlotCars, UFO, Technology
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Tense

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.

Replicas (2018)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersFamily, Scientists
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Death, Technology, Experiments

A scientist becomes obsessed with bringing back his family members who died in a traffic accident.

Occupation (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountryAustralia
Duration01:39
CharactersAliens, Snipers
PlotWar, Alien invasion, Apocalypse, Survival
PlaceAustralia
TimeFuture
StyleDisturbing, Exciting, Tense, For men

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.

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, China, Canada
Duration02:23
CharactersRobots, Aliens, Knights
PlotEnd of the world, Artificial Intelligence

Autobots and Decepticons are at war, with humans on the sidelines. Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.

Day of the Dead: Bloodline (2018)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 3.4)
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration02:19
CharactersZombie, Scientists
PlotViruses, Apocalypse
StyleTense

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

Criminal (2016)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:27
CharactersScientists, Spy
PlotDisasters, War
PlaceUSA, Laboratory
TimeFuture
StyleTense

Bill Pope is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous ex-convict Jericho Stewart. When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and eliminate him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal.

I Am Mother (2019)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
Duration02:14
CharactersRobots, Childrens
PlotSurvival, Artificial Intelligence, Mystery, End of the world, Apocalypse, Technology
TimePost apocalypse
StylePhilosophical, For personal development, Makes me think, Worth watching, Atmospheric, Interesting, For a group of friends, Netflix, Womens in main roles, Unexpected ending

A teenage girl is raised underground by a robot "Mother", designed to repopulate the earth following an extinction event. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

Knowing (2009)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:01
CharactersScientists
PlotApocalypse, End of the world

A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the events that are about to unfold.

War of the Worlds (2005)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrefantastic, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersAliens
PlotApocalypse, Alien invasion, End of the world, Survival
PlaceUSA
StyleDisturbing, Exciting

Ray Ferrier is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife and her new husband drop of his teenage son and young daughter for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down.

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersTeens, Scientists, Lifeguards, Fathers
PlotApocalypse, Disasters, Tsunami, End of the world, Snow, Cold, Survival
TimeFuture

After years of increases in the greenhouse effect, havoc is wreaked globally in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and the beginning of a new Ice Age. Paleoclimatologist, Jack Hall tries to warn the world while also shepherding to safety his son, trapped in New York after the city is overwhelmed by the start of the new big freeze.

Independence Day (1996)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
CharactersAliens, Pilots
PlotAlien invasion, UFO, End of the world
PlaceSpaceships

On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On July 4, a plan is devised to gain access to the interior of the alien mothership in space, in order to plant a nuclear missile.

Starship Troopers (1997)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantastic, action, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersWarriors
PlotAlien invasion
PlaceSpaceships
StyleFor men

Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an interstellar war between mankind and an arachnoid species known as "the Bugs".

Avatar (2009)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:42
CharactersAliens, Military, Disabled people, Scientists, Friends, Soldier, Warriors
PlotTravel, Love, War, Fight, Chase, Betrayal, Adventure, Survival
PlaceSpace, Forest, Mountains
TimeFuture
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting

In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.

District 9 (2009)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa
Duration01:52
CharactersAliens
PlotApocalypse, Adventure, Travel, Mystery, Mystery
TimeFuture

Aliens land in South Africa and, with their ship totally disabled, have no way home. Years later, after living in a slum and wearing out their welcome the 'Non-Humans' are being moved to a new tent city overseen by Multi-National United (MNU).

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersStrong women
PlotUprising, Adventure
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
StyleExciting

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.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:51
CharactersFriends
PlotUprising, Love, Rivalry, Survival, Revolution
PlaceUSA
StyleDisturbing

With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.

Harbinger Down (2015)
Mark7 (imdb: 4.5)
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersAliens, Scientists, Military
StyleTense

A group of grad students have booked passage on the fishing trawler Harbinger to study the effects of global warming on a pod of Orcas in the Bering Sea. When the ship's crew dredges up a recently thawed piece of old Soviet space wreckage, things get downright deadly. It seems that the Russians experimented with tardigrades, tiny resilient animals able to withstand the extremes of space radiation. The creatures survived, but not without mutation. Now the crew is exposed to aggressively mutating organisms. And after being locked in ice for 3 decades, the creatures aren't about to give up the warmth of human companionship.

The Avengers (2012)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersSuperhero, Partners, Aliens, Scientists, Heroes
PlotAlien invasion, Superpowers, Love, Intrigue
PlaceShips, Germany, India, USA
TimeFuture
StyleMarvel, Exciting

When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins!

The Darkest Hour (2011)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 4.9)
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA, Russia
Duration01:29
CharactersAliens
PlotAlien invasion, End of the world, Apocalypse
PlaceRussia

In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race which has attacked Earth via our power supply.

Battle: Los Angeles (2011)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersAliens, Special Forces
PlotAlien invasion, UFO, Survival

The Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before.

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