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List of the best movies like Spectral (2016): The Predator, Battleship, Special Forces, Alien Outpost, Fantastic Four, World War Z, American Warships, Battle of Los Angeles, Forbidden World, War of the Dead.

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Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Mexico, Canada
Duration02:06
CharactersAliens, Killers, Autistic, Scientists, Military
PlotSurvival, UFO, Friendship, Death, Alien invasion
PlaceSpaceships, Forest, Laboratory
TimeNight
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, 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.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Japan, Hong Kong
Duration02:05
CharactersAliens, Special Forces, Heroes, Scientists, Military
PlotWar, UFO, Sea battles, Water, Alien invasion
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean
StyleExciting, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryFrance
Duration01:44
CharactersSnipers, Special Forces, Terrorists, Heroes, Military
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Chase
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Serious, For men

Afghanistan. War correspondent Elsa Casanova is taken hostage by the Taliban. Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to free her. In some of the world’s most breathtaking yet hostile landscapes, a relentless pursuit begins between her kidnappers who have no intention of letting their prey escape them and a group of soldiers who risk their lives in pursuit of their single aim – to bring her home alive. This strong, independent woman and these men of duty are thrown together and forced to confront situations of great danger that inextricably bind them – emotionally, violently and intimately.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, South Africa
Duration01:30
CharactersSnipers, Aliens, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotSurvival, UFO, Alien invasion, Saving the World, Self-sacrifice
PlaceAfghanistan, Aircraft, USA
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, For men, Numbers in the title

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

Markimdb: 4.2
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany, United Kingdom
Duration02:40
CharactersSuperhero, Strong women, Giants, Heroes, Military
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Teleportation
PlaceSpace, Laboratory
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, 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.

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: 2.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure, military
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier, Marines
PlotWater, Alien invasion
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Warships
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, For men

When an alien force wages war on Earth, only the crew of the USS Iowa - the last American battleship, stands in their way.

Markimdb: 1.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersAliens, Ninja, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotSurvival, UFO, Revenge, Alien invasion, Saving the World
PlaceSpaceships, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

In February 1942 Us forces engaged an unidentified flying object above Los Angeles. Now almost 70 years later, the alien invaders have returned.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersMutant, Heroes, Terminally ill, Investigators
PlotSupernatural
PlaceLaboratory
StyleExciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

In the distant future, a federation marshal arrives at a research lab on a remote planet where a genetic experiment has gotten loose and begins feeding on the dwindling scientific group.

Markimdb: 4.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Lithuania, Italy
Duration01:26
CharactersZombie, Horses, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Skirmishes, Supernatural
PlaceForest, Bunker, Laboratory
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Captain Martin Stone is leading a finely-trained, elite platoon of Allied soldiers as they attack an enemy bunker. Underestimating their enemy's strength, they are quickly beaten back into the forest. As they try to regroup, they are suddenly attacked by the same soldiers they had just killed a few minutes earlier. Forced to flee deeper into Russian territory, they discover one of war's most terrifying secrets and realize they have woken up a far more deadlier enemy.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrefantastic, action, adventure, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersZombie, Mutant, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Supernatural, Technology
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Action, Steampunk, Gloomy, Depressive

It's the year 2707. Earth's natural resources have all but been exhausted by mankind. Battles rage for the remainder between the competing Corporations. During one such battle the seal is broken and awakens an ancient and deadly machine that was once defeated thousands of years ago. The order that awaited it's return must now lead a small group of soldiers to destroy it once and for all.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Singapore
Duration01:28
CharactersZombie, Robots, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Death, Supernatural
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Following a deadly viral outbreak, private military soldier Max Gatling leads a handful of survivors and a ragtag band of robots against an army of the infected.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:53
CharactersAliens, Heroes, Special Forces, Military, Journalists
PlotWar, Time travel, Apocalypse, End of the world, Alien invasion
PlaceLondon
TimeFuture
StylePopular, Exciting, Fascinating, Smart, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 3.1
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryGermany, Canada
Duration01:35
CharactersHeroes, Scientists, Soldier
PlotAdventure, Investigation, Chase, Rivalry
PlaceIslands, Ships, Laboratory
StyleExciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Jack Carver, a former member of the Special Forces takes the journalist Valerie Cardinal to an Island to visit her uncle Max who is working in a Military complex on the Island. As they arrive Valerie gets captured by the minions of Doctor Krüger. After the destruction of his boat Jack finds out about the true purpose of the Facilities on the Island, which is the creation of genetic soldiers.

Markimdb: 3.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Romania
CharactersZombie, Vampire, Heroes, Military
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Adventure, Martial Arts, Karate
PlaceHospitals
StyleTense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

When most of the population of Earth is infected by a virus and transformed into flesh eaters and blood drinking creatures, a group of hunters lead by Tao and his sword chase the vampire zombies to eliminate them. Six non-infected survivors try to find the exit of an abandoned hospital crowded of the infected creatures. Meanwhile, the military is ready to bomb the whole area.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, action, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersRobots, Heroes, Submariners
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Space wars, Saving the World
PlaceSubmarines, Sea, Ocean, Submarines
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Serious, For men

In the early 21st century, mankind has colonized the oceans. The United Earth Oceans Organization enlists Captain Nathan Bridger and the submarine seaQuest DSV to keep the peace and explore the last frontier on Earth.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersRobots, Mafia, Hired assassins, Heroes, Cyborgs
PlotApocalypse, Adventure, Skirmishes, Chase, Saving the World
PlaceDeserts
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Serious, For men

When successful businessman Sam Treadwell finds that his android wife, Cherry model 2000 has blown a fuse, he hires sexy renegade tracker E. Johnson to find her exact duplicate. But as their journey to replace his perfect mate leads them into the treacherous and lawless region of 'The Zone', Treadwell learns the hard way that the perfect woman is made not of computer chips and diodes.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Canada, Germany
Duration01:33
CharactersAliens, Heroes
PlotSurvival, UFO, Alien invasion, Supernatural, Saving the World
PlaceSmall cities
TimeFuture
StyleTwisted plot, Heavy, Tense, Depressive, Serious

A sequel to 2004's Alien vs. Predator, the iconic creatures from two of the scariest film franchises in movie history wage their most brutal battle ever - in our own backyard. The small town of Gunnison, Colorado becomes a war zone between two of the deadliest extra-terrestrial life forms - the Alien and the Predator. When a Predator scout ship crash-lands in the hills outside the town, Alien Facehuggers and a hybrid Alien/Predator are released and begin to terrorize the town.

Markimdb: 3.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Bulgaria
Duration01:28
CharactersHeroes, Military
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Adventure, Saving the World
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

It is 2020 and the impending apocalypse is inevitable. Due to a rapidly growing Black Hole headed straight for the sun, Earth begins to fall into darkness, waves rise above Los Angeles, Paris is rocked by extreme earthquakes and Japan is crumbling. Governments around the world race to build massive space arks for the lucky few who will escape Earth's tragic fate, though billions of people will be left behind. At the same time in the ruins of a Mayan temple a solution is discovered: 12 ancient skulls, that when brought together can stop the destruction. A team of scientists set out to find the hidden skulls and rescue mankind from imminent destruction.

Markimdb: 3.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:26
CharactersHeroes
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Saving the World
PlaceSmall cities
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Just in time for the joyous holiday season, this film connects the ancient Mayan prophecy of worldwide destruction at the end of 2012, and the iconic holiday song, The 12 Days of Christmas. But there is hope: a father learns that his daughter is really the "Chosen One" who, alone, can stop further catastrophe - if he can stave off the lunatic townspeople blaming her for the community's destruction.

Markimdb: 3.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration00:30
CharactersZombie, Monsters, Demons, Scientists, Military
PlotSurvival, Weapon, Teleportation, Confrontation
PlaceSpace, Mars, Laboratory
StyleTense, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

Doom: Annihilation follows a group of space marines as they respond to a distress call from a base on a Martian moon, only to discover it’s been overrun by demonic creatures who threaten to create Hell on Earth.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:17
CharactersHeroes, Scientists
PlotSuperpowers, Hostage, Chase
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Tense, Serious, For men

When the Universe decides what it wants, it's pointless to resist. With his family's life at stake, Joseph Steadman finds himself the unwilling test subject of a maniacal scientist in a battle that could save the world – or destroy it.

Markimdb: 3.3
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersRobots
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Alien invasion, Supernatural, Chase
PlaceSpace, Jungle
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

A group of refugees from Earth land on an exotic planet, where they must fight ruthless aliens to survive.

Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersZombie, Robots, Heroes, Family, Scientists
PlotAdventure, Obsession, Black holes
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

The explorer craft USS Palomino is returning to Earth after a fruitless 18-month search for extra-terrestrial life when the crew comes upon a supposedly lost ship, the USS Cygnus, hovering near a black hole. The ship is controlled by Dr. Hans Reinhardt and his monstrous robot companion, but the initial wonderment and awe the Palomino crew feel for the ship and its resistance to the power of the black hole turn to horror as they uncover Reinhardt's plans.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:46
CharactersPirates, Monsters
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Volcanoes, Supernatural, Chase
PlaceIslands, Ocean, China
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who have taken over the ship first.

Markimdb: 4.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersSuperhero, Demons, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Superpowers, Supernatural, Viruses, Chase
PlaceTrains
StyleExciting, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy, Serious

Captured by a secret society known as the Faith and mentally controlled with a powerful spell, ancient demoness Lilith now lives as a young woman with no memory of her agless past. However, the terrifying plague unleashed by a rampaging monster, the Demonicos, forces one human to recruit her mystical power known as the Darklight to fight this terrifying beast...

Markimdb: 4.5
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSpy, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure
PlaceAircraft
TimeNew Year, World War II
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Different factions in WWII-era Holland race to find a stash of Nazi gold.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:11
CharactersSuperhero, Robots, Mafia, Gangsters, Terrorists
PlotLove, Adventure, Skirmishes, Revenge, Experiments
PlaceMansions, USA, New York
StyleMarvel, Exciting, For men, Disturbing

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Spain
CharactersRobots, Heroes
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Kung Fu, Martial Arts
PlaceJungle, Mexico
StyleExciting, Depressive, For men, Disturbing

A former pilot rebels against his creator, teaming up with the scientist responsible for android technology, her pet robot Spot, a rough-and-tumble riverboat guide, and a martial arts warrior.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration04:31
CharactersDogs, Aliens, Monsters, Giants, Scientists
PlotWar, Survival, Apocalypse, End of the world, UFO
PlaceSpace, Prison, Ships, Spaceships, The White House
TimeFuture
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Tense

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.





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