10 best movies like Spectral (2016)

Movies similar to Spectral (2016): Doom: Annihilation, IO, Abduction, 12 Strong, Headgame, Bird Box, Ghostland, Teleios, Dunkirk, The 5th Wave.

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Doom: Annihilation (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 3.5)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
Duration00:30
CharactersMonsters, Scientists, Military, Demons, Zombie
PlotSurvival, Confrontation, Weapon
PlaceMars
StyleDisturbing

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.

IO (2019)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 4.7)
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, adventure
Duration02:12
CharactersScientists
PlotSurvival
TimePost apocalypse
StyleDisturbing

As a young scientist searches for a way to save a dying Earth, she finds a connection with a man who's racing to catch the last shuttle off the planet.

Abduction (2019)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
Duration01:55
CharactersFathers, Heroes
PlotLost memory, Survival, Supernatural
TimeFuture
StyleDisturbing, For men

A man steps out of a park fountain in Ho Chi Minh City with no recollection of who he is or where he came from. As he wanders through the city, piecing together clues to his past, he is relentlessly pursued by mysterious figures.

12 Strong (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersHorses, Soldier, Terrorists, Military
PlotWar, Survival, Weapon
PlaceMountains

A team of CIA agents and special forces head into Afghanistan in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in an attempt to dismantle the Taliban.

Headgame (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 3.9)
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
PlotSurvival, Abduction, Fear, Experiments, Survival, Supernatural
StyleDisturbing, Heavy

A group of young people awake, locked inside a warehouse with cameras screwed into their heads. It becomes apparent that they are unwilling competitors in a deadly game, and they will need to murder each other if they hope to survive.

Bird Box (2018)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama
CharactersFamily
PlotSurvival, Supernatural
StyleTense, Disturbing, Netflix, By books, Womens in main roles, Atmospheric

When a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life. Facing the unknown, Malorie finds love, hope and a new beginning only for it to unravel. Now she must flee with her two children down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. But to survive, they'll have to undertake the perilous two-day journey blindfolded.

Ghostland (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Canada
Duration01:23
CharactersWriters, Maniacs, Captives, Sisters
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Fear, Survival
StyleCreepy, Tense, Disturbing, Action

A mother of two inherits a home from her aunt. On the first night in the new home she is confronted with murderous intruders and fights for her daughters' lives. Sixteen years later the daughters reunite at the house, and that is when things get strange...

Teleios (2017)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 4.5)
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersScientists
PlotTravel, Death, Survival, Artificial Intelligence
PlaceSpace, Laboratory
TimeFuture
StyleDisturbing, Action

A deep space mining vessel has been adrift for two years. It is suspected the crew brutally killed each other, but the reason for the bloodbath is unknown. A rescue crew is sent to find if there are any survivors, what happened and why.

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.

The 5th Wave (2016)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
PlotApocalypse, Disasters, Survival, End of the world, Adventure, Tsunami
TimeFuture
StyleExciting

16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.

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Hardcore Henry (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantastic, action
CountryRussia, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersScientists, Soldier
PlotGenetic experiments, Mystery, Telekinesis, Love, Fight, Lost memory, Chase, Cheating, Pursuit, Skirmishes, Survival
PlaceRussia, Forest, Moscow, Office, Laboratory
TimeFuture
StyleFirst person, Exciting

Henry, a newly resurrected cyborg who must save his wife/creator from the clutches of a psychotic tyrant with telekinetic powers, AKAN, and his army of mercenaries. Fighting alongside Henry is Jimmy, who is Henry's only hope to make it through the day. Hardcore takes place over the course of one day, in Moscow, Russia.

We Go On (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
CharactersScientists, Demons
PlotTime travel, Money, Supernatural, Life after death, Death
PlaceLos Angeles, USA
StyleDisturbing

WE GO ON tells the story of one man's quest to find out if there is more out there after we die. Paralyzed by his fear of dying, Miles Grissom offers a cash reward to the first person who can show him a ghost, an angel, a demon anything that can prove that we go on after our deaths. He narrows the responses down to three viable candidates a scientist, a medium, and a worldly entrepreneur. Along with his fiercely protective mother, he embarks on an adventure that will spiral into an unthinkable nightmare.

The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells (2016)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrehorror, fantastic, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:40
CharactersArtists, Scientists
PlotTime travel, Supernatural
PlaceEngland
StyleDisturbing, Atmospheric

Ray Winstone heads a cast of acclaimed actors in four H. G. Wells stories

Tell Me How I Die (2016)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 5)
Genrethriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersDoctors, Scientists
PlotDeath
PlaceLaboratory
StyleTense, Disturbing, Exciting

When a group of college students take part in a clinical drug trial, an unexpected side effect of the experimental medicine gives them terrifying visions of their own deaths...which begin to come true. As they scramble to escape their fate, they discover that the killer is among them and shares their ability to see the future - only he seems to be one step ahead of their efforts to survive.

The House (2016)
Mark8 (imdb: 4.5)
Genrethriller
CountryNorway
Duration01:15
CharactersDemons, Soldier, Military
PlotWar, Supernatural
StyleDisturbing

Two German soldiers has taken a Norwegian soldier as prisoner, during one of the cold Scandianvian winter nights during WW2. They are thankful that they find a lonely house out in the wilderness, but the houses aren't that cozy after all.

Joker Game (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, cartoon, military
CountryJapan
CharactersSoldier, Military
PlotThe escape, Betrayal, Rivalry
PlaceJapan
StyleDisturbing, Exciting

Taking place in the year 1937 on the eve of World War II, the story involves a mysterious spy training organization known as the "D Agency." The organization is established by Lieutenant Colonel Yuuki from the Imperial Japanese Army. His ideals lead him to recruit people beyond military academy graduates and personnel, while training them to become skilled agents in arts of manipulation. These agents would become a specialized team to conduct operations. One such antihero agent, under the name Jirou Gamou, goes on a harrowing mission to uncover secret documents titled "Black Notes," while battling forces from within and without his own ranks.

Chosen (2016)
Genredrama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersLawyers, Jews, Military, Soldier
PlotLove, Death, Hatred, War, Political
PlaceHospitals
StyleAction, Disturbing, Depressive

An unassuming young lawyer leads a fight against the Nazis near the end of the Second World War.

Van Helsing (2016)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, action, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:30
CharactersHunters, Vampire, Soldier
PlotPower, Confrontation, Survival, Supernatural
StyleFascinating

Vanessa Helsing, the daughter of famous vampire hunter and Dracula nemesis Abraham Van Helsing is resurrected five years in the future to find out that vampires have taken over the world and that she possesses unique power over them. She is humanity’s last hope to lead an offensive to take back what has been lost.

The Call Up (2016)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:03
CharactersMilitary
PlotDeath, Survival, Dreams, Virtual Reality
PlaceEngland
TimeFuture
StyleDisturbing, For men

When a group of elite online gamers each receive a mysterious invitation to trial a state-of-the-art virtual reality video game, it’s a dream come true and impossible to resist. Arriving at the test site, the group step into hi-tech gear and prepare for a revolutionary, next-level gaming experience that brings modern warfare to life with frightening realism. At first it’s a unique and exhilarating experience. But what starts out like a dream encounter with cutting edge technology quickly takes a turn for the sinister. Once the group are attacked by enemy combatants, they soon realize this is no game after all. Make a mistake here and you pay with your life. Now these masters of the shoot ‘em up will have to fight for survival within a game gone bad, but this time it’s for real.

Dead Rising: Endgame (2016)
Mark4.8 (imdb: 4.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersZombie
PlotSupernatural, Survival
StyleDisturbing

Investigative reporter Chase Carter must stop a secret government conspiracy in the zombie infested quarantine zone of East Mission City.

The Last Heist (2016)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 3.5)
Genrehorror, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersManiacs, Killers
PlotBank robbery, Robbery, Survival, Supernatural, Rivalry
StyleDisturbing, Heavy

A bank heist descends into violent chaos when one of the hostages turns out to be a serial killer. Trapping the well-organized team of bank robbers in the building, the killer is now picking them off one by one.

The Abandoned (2016)
Mark2 (imdb: 5)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
PlotSurvival, Death, Supernatural
PlaceSea, Ships
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Unexpected ending

A troubled young woman who, in a last-ditch effort at getting her life together, takes a job working nights as a security guard at an abandoned luxury apartment building. Stuck with a brusque rent-a-cop as her partner, she tries to not let her mind play tricks on her while she patrols the empty halls. But as the night progresses strange things begin to happen - and she realizes it may not all be in her head.

Self/less (2015)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:41
CharactersFamily, Businessmen, Scientists, Mothers
PlotBody exchange, Love, Money, Relationship
PlaceNew York, USA, Laboratory
StyleDisturbing, Exciting

An extremely wealthy elderly man dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness to the body of a healthy young man but everything may not be as good as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origins and the secret organization that will kill to keep its secrets.

Frankenstein vs. The Mummy (2015)
Markimdb: 3.5
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersScientists
PlotSupernatural
StyleDisturbing

The mummy of a cursed pharaoh and a reanimated corpse terrorize a medical university. Only an Egyptologist and a college professor, the deranged Dr. Frankenstein, may be able to stop the creatures before it's too late.

Infini (2015)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryAustralia
Duration02:04
CharactersAliens, Soldier
PlotFear, The escape, Pursuit, Survival, Viruses
PlaceHospitals, Laboratory
TimeFuture
StyleTense

A search and rescue team are transported through deep space to a distant mining colony to save the sole survivor of a biological outbreak. During their mission, they find a lethal weapon which is set to arrive on Earth within the hour.

War Pigs (2015)
Mark8 (imdb: 4.2)
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersSoldier, Heroes, Military
PlotWar
StyleDisturbing, Heavy

A rag tag unit of misfits known as the War Pigs must go behind enemy lines to exterminate Nazis by any means necessary.

Re-Kill (2015)
Mark5.2 (imdb: 5)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersZombie, Military
PlotSurvival, Supernatural
StyleDisturbing

Five years after a zombie outbreak, the men and women of R-Division hunt down and destroy the undead. When they see signs of a second outbreak, they fear humanity may not survive.

The Hallow (2015)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:45
CharactersPolice
PlotAbduction, Revenge, Moving, Supernatural, Survival
PlaceForest, England, Ireland, London
StyleDisturbing

A family who moved into a remote mill house in Ireland finds themselves in a fight for survival with demonic creatures living in the woods.

Frankenstein (2015)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:33
PlotSupernatural, Death, Survival
StyleDisturbing

After he is artificially created, then left for dead by a husband-and-wife team of eccentric scientists, Adam is confronted with nothing but aggression and violence from the world around him. This perfect creation-turned disfigured monster must come to grips with the horrific nature of humanity.

The Culling (2015)
Markimdb: 3.4
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:01
CharactersFriends
PlotMagic, Mystery, Mystery, Supernatural, Survival
PlaceUSA
StyleDisturbing

Five college pals head out of town for a fun weekend, but plans quickly change after they encounter a strange 7-year old girl at an abandoned roadside cafe and offer to drive her home - and come face to face with evil incarnate.

Zombieworld (2015)
Markimdb: 3.4
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersZombie
PlotSupernatural, Survival
StyleDisturbing

There is nowhere to hide...nowhere to run...the Zombie Apocalypse has come, and our world now belongs to the dead! From Ireland, Canada, Australia, Europe and all over the U.S., the bone-chilling news reports tell the same gruesome tale - walking corpses terrorize and devour the living. Only a few desperate humans find the courage to stand and fight for their last chance at survival. But the hordes of undead keep coming, and there's only one thing on the menu - us.

Toxin (2015)
Markimdb: 2.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
PlotSurvival, Supernatural, Death, Apocalypse
StyleDisturbing, Action, Tense

A pharmaceutical company recruits a well-known scientist to help develop a vaccine against a deadly virus.

Godzilla (2014)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:03
CharactersMonsters, Military, Giants, Dinosaurs
PlotApocalypse, War, Weapon
PlaceUSA

Ford Brody, a Navy bomb expert, has just reunited with his family in San Francisco when he is forced to go to Japan to help his estranged father, Joe. Soon, both men are swept up in an escalating crisis when Godzilla, King of the Monsters, arises from the sea to combat malevolent adversaries that threaten the survival of humanity. The creatures leave colossal destruction in their wake, as they make their way toward their final battleground: San Francisco.

V/H/S: Viral (2014)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genrehorror, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:21
CharactersWizards, Teens, Scientists
PlotInternet, Fear, Supernatural
PlaceMexico, Parallel worlds, USA
StyleHeavy, Disturbing

V/H/S: VIRAL's segments include the story of a deranged illusionist who obtains a magical object of great power, a homemade machine that opens a door to a parallel world, teenage skaters that unwillingly become targets of a Mexican death cult ritual, and a sinister, shadowy organization that is tracking a serial killer. The segments are tied together by the story of a group of fame-obsessed teens following a violent car chase in LA that unwittingly become stars of the next internet sensation.

'71 (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.2)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:39
CharactersSoldier, Military
PlotSurvival
PlaceIreland

A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.

The Keeping Room (2014)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersSoldier, Military
PlotSurvival
StyleAction, Depressive

In this radically reimagined American Western set towards the end of the Civil War, Southerner Augusta encounters two renegade, drunken soldiers who are on a mission of pillage and violence. After escaping an attempted assault, Augusta races back to the isolated farmhouse that she shares with her sister Louise and their female slave Mad. When the pair of soldiers track Augusta down intent on exacting revenge, the trio of women are forced to take up arms to fend off their assailants, finding ways to resourcefully defend their home––and themselves––as the escalating attacks become more unpredictable and relentless.

As the Gods Will (2014)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryJapan
Duration01:57
CharactersGods
PlotSurvival, Survival, Supernatural
PlaceSchool
StyleDisturbing, Touching

Takahata Shun's day at high school begins just as boring as ever, but it doesn't end that way. He and his classmates find themselves forced to play children's games with deadly stakes. With no idea who is behind, the only thing Shun and other students can do is keep trying to win.

Exists (2014)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:21
PlotSurvival, Supernatural
PlaceForest
StyleDisturbing

A group of friends who venture into the remote Texas woods for a party weekend find themselves stalked by Bigfoot.

The Pyramid (2014)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 4.6)
Genrehorror, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersGods, Archaeologists
PlotSupernatural, Survival
PlaceEgypt, Tomb, Pyramid, Deserts
StyleDisturbing

A team of U.S. archaeologists unearths an ancient pyramid buried deep beneath the Egyptian desert. As they search the pyramid's depths, they become hopelessly lost in its dark and endless catacombs. Searching for a way out, they become desperate to seek daylight again. They come to realize they aren't just trapped, they are being hunted.

The Remaining (2014)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 4.3)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
PlotApocalypse, Survival, Supernatural
StyleDisturbing, Action

When a group of close-knit friends assemble for the marriage of Skylar and Dan, they have no idea they will witness The Rapture and face a series of catastrophic events turning the celebration into a life-or-death struggle.

Blood Shed (2014)
Mark8 (imdb: 2.9)
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
PlotSurvival, Supernatural
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleDisturbing

Loosely based on the true events of a homeless loner who moves into a self-storage facility inhabited by a community of bizarre squatters until they are locked in for the night with a deranged female who hunts them down in search of her lost child.

Banshee Chapter (2013)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:27
CharactersMonsters, Doctors, Scientists, Journalists, Military
PlotInvestigation
PlaceLaboratory

On the trail of a missing friend who had been experimenting with mind-altering drugs, a young journalist - aided by a rogue counter-culture writer, The Silence of The Lambs -- finds herself drawn into the dangerous world of top-secret government chemical research and the mystery of a disturbing radio signal of unknown origin. A fast-paced thriller blending fact and fiction, Banshee Chapter is based on real documents, actual test subject testimony, and uncovered secrets about covert programs run by the CIA.

Pacific Rim (2013)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:11
CharactersRobots, Monsters, Friends, Hunters
PlotAlien invasion, War
TimeFuture

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed-up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

World War Z (2013)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersZombie, Family
PlotViruses, Apocalypse
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleDisturbing

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.

Blood Glacier (2013)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrehorror
CountryAustria
Duration01:38
CharactersScientists
PlotSurvival
StyleDisturbing

At a climate research station in the Alps, the scientists are stunned as the nearby melting glacier is leaking a red liquid. It quickly turns to be very special juice — with unexpected genetic effects on the local wildlife.

Lone Survivor (2013)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersSpecial Forces, Soldier, Military
PlotSkirmishes, Survival, War

Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find reserves of strength and resilience to fight to the finish.

Event 15 (2013)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrethriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:24
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Hostage
StyleAction, Heavy

Three soldiers get trapped in an elevator when terrorists set off a dirty bomb. But when White escapes, her world turns upside down as she realizes nothing is what it seems.

The Patrol (2013)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genredrama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Morocco
Duration01:23
CharactersSoldier, Military
PlotWar, Survival
PlaceDeserts
StyleAction, Depressive

Afghanistan, 2006, Helmand Province becomes one of the most dangerous places on Earth as the British Army is deployed into the Taliban heartland. The Operation, Herrick, became synonymous with the struggle as British troops fought a losing battle against this unseen enemy.

Evil Dead (2013)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersZombie
PlotSupernatural, Survival
StyleHeavy, Disturbing

Evil Dead, the fourth installment of the Evil Dead franchise, serving as both a reboot and as a loose continuation of the series, features Mia, a young woman struggling with sobriety, heads to a remote cabin with a group of friends where the discovery of a Book of the Dead unwittingly summon up dormant demons which possess the youngsters one by one.

Unforgotten Shadows (2013)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrethriller, fantasy, adventure, detective
CountryUkraine
Duration01:49
PlotSurvival, Supernatural
PlaceCollege
StyleDisturbing, Tense

A young college student and a group of friends find themselves victims of demons unwillingly released during a mishap at a prestiguous University. To reverse the curse and save themselves, they travel to the forbidden mystical forest in western Ukraine. There, they must locate the legendary Molfars that can help rid them of demonic possession and save each of them from certain death. Danger lurks in the forest and personality clashes add to the tension as the young students fight for survival.

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