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20 best movies like The Descent (2005)

List of the best movies like The Descent (2005): Breaking Surface, Frozen, The Hills Have Eyes 2, Spontaneous, Fear Street: 1978, Eden Lake, Underwater, You're Next, Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar, Like a Boss.

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Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySweden, Norway, Belgium
CharactersLifeguards
PlotSurvival, Diving, Cold, Rivalry
PlaceSea, Ocean
TimeWinter
StyleExciting, Womens in main roles, Serious, Disturbing

Two Swedish/Norwegian half sisters go on a winter diving trip in Northern Norway, when they get trapped after a rockslide.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersWolves, Friends
PlotSurvival, Friendship, Death, Vacation, Snow
PlaceMountains, Funicular
TimeWinter
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Disturbing

Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.

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: 6.5
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Girlfriends, Family, Pupils
PlotLove, Survival, Relationship, Life, Meaning of life
PlaceSchool
TimeGraduation
StylePhilosophical, Heavy, Fancy, Makes me think, Womens in main roles

When students in their high school begin inexplicably exploding (literally), seniors Mara and Dylan struggle to survive in a world where each moment may be their last.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Girlfriends
PlotSurvival, Multi-part
PlaceSummer camp, Small cities
StyleWomens in main roles, Depressive, Disturbing

In 1978, two rival groups at Camp Nightwing must band together to solve a terrifying mystery when horrors from their towns' history come alive.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:31
CharactersTeens, Difficult teens, Newlyweds, Lovers
PlotSurvival, Revenge, Fear, Chase, Rest
PlaceForest, Beach, Lake
StyleTo cry, Heavy, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing

Eden Lake is a relentlessly tense and immaculately paced horror-thriller about modern youth gone wild. When a young couple goes to a remote wooded lake for a romantic getaway, their quiet weekend is shattered by an aggressive group of local kids. Rowdiness quickly turns to rage as the teens terrorize the couple in unimaginable ways, and a weekend outing becomes a bloody battle for survival.

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: 6.6
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:34
CharactersStrong women, Serial killers
PlotSurvival
PlaceCountry houses
StyleWomens in main roles

When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of their victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA, Mexico
CharactersGirlfriends, Friends
PlotAdventure, Rest, Obsession, Friendship, Vacation
PlaceSubmarines, USA
TimeHoneymoon
StyleLight, Womens in main roles, For relax

The story of best friends Barb and Star, who leave their small midwestern town for the first time to go on vacation in Vista Del Mar, Florida, where they soon find themselves tangled up in adventure, love, and a villain’s evil plot to kill everyone in town.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
CharactersGirlfriends, Rich, Friends
PlotMoney, Luck
StyleWomens in main roles

Two female friends with very different ideals decide to start a beauty company together. One is more practical, while the other wants to earn her fortune and live a lavish lifestyle.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersFirefighters, Strong women
PlotSurvival, Fires
PlaceForest, USA
StyleWomens in main roles

A young boy finds himself pursued by two assassins in the Montana wilderness, with a survival expert determined to protect him, and a forest fire threatening to consume them all.

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: 4.5
Genrehorror, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryAustralia
CharactersMonsters, Crocodiles, Friends, Tourists, Diggers
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Death, Killer animals, Water
PlaceCaves, Australia
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

An adventure-loving couple convince their friends to explore a remote, uncharted cave system in the forests of Northern Australia. With a tropical storm approaching, they abseil into the mouth of the cave, but when the caves start to flood, tensions rise as oxygen levels fall and the friends find themselves trapped. Unknown to them, the storm has also brought in a pack of dangerous and hungry crocodiles.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:13
CharactersZombie, Teachers, Cannibals, Scientists, Military
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Viruses, Experiments, Fear
PlaceLaboratory
TimePost apocalypse, Future, Dark ones
StyleUnexpected ending, Smart, Tense, Womens in main roles, Disturbing

In the future, a strange fungus has changed nearly everyone into a thoughtless, flesh-eating monster. When a scientist and a teacher find a girl who seems to be immune to the fungus, they all begin a journey to save humanity.

Markimdb: 4.4
Genrefantastic, action, comedy
CountryUSA
CharactersSuperhero, Bulimia, Girlfriends, Heroes, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship
StyleLight, Fascinating, Womens in main roles

In a world where supervillains are commonplace, two estranged childhood best friends reunite after one devises a treatment that gives them powers to protect their city.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CountryFrance
PlotSurvival, Survival, Fight
PlaceLabyrinths, Closed Space, France
StyleAction, Tense, Womens in main roles, Disturbing

After getting a car ride from an unknown man, Lisa wakes up in a tube. On her arm is strapped a bracelet with a countdown. She quickly understands that every 8 minutes, fire burns an occupied section. She has no choice but to crawl into safe sections to survive. To know why she’s there and how to get out, Lisa will have to face the memories of her dead daughter…

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
CountryFrance, USA
PlotSurvival, Viruses, Computers, Technology, Diving
PlaceClosed Space
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Makes me think

A woman wakes in a cryogenic chamber with no recollection of how she got there, and must find a way out before running out of air.

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: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain, Republic of Ireland, USA
CharactersTerrorists, Scouts, Hired assassins, Strong women
PlotRevenge, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Fight, Investigation
PlaceMountains, England, Hotels, New York
StyleUnexpected ending, Womens in main roles

After the death of her family in an airplane crash on a flight that she was meant to be on, Stephanie Patrick discovers the crash was not an accident. She then seeks to uncover the truth by adapting the identity of an assassin to track down those responsible.

Markimdb: 4.2
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
CharactersMonsters, Friends
PlotSupernatural, Revenge, Friendship, Death, Chase
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Tense, Womens in main roles, Depressive, Disturbing

A group of four amateur adventurers who specialize in exploring remote and forsaken places pay a visit to Shookum Hills, a town in the remote Appalachian Mountains which was abandoned decades ago due to a mysterious coal mine fire.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, action, thriller, comedy
CountrySouth Africa
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotSurvival, Survival, Treason
PlaceForest
StyleFor a group of friends

Nine friends, all harboring a dark secret, go camping in the woods. After a wild night of partying, they wake up with suicide bombs strapped to their chests, all with varying times on their countdown clocks. They decide to work out how to disarm the bombs or find help - until they discover they can 'take' one another's time by killing each other.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration01:46
CharactersScientists, Terminally ill, Businessmen, Virologists
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Investigation, End of the world, Viruses
StyleAction, Tense, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.

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: 4.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance
CharactersLesbians, Strong women, Criminals, Soldier, Veterans
PlotSkirmishes, Revenge, Justice
PlaceFrance
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Womens in main roles

Transferred home after a traumatizing combat mission, a highly trained French soldier uses her lethal skills to hunt down the man who hurt her sister.

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: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Difficult teens
PlotRevenge, Robbery, Death, Release of hostages
StyleWomens in main roles

A teenager's weekend at a lake house with her father takes a turn for the worse when a group of convicts wreaks havoc on their lives.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersManiacs, Single mothers
PlotRevenge, Pursuit, Anger
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Tense, Fancy, Womens in main roles, Serious

A divorced mother honks impatiently at a deranged middle-aged stranger at a red light while running late on her way to work. His road rage escalates to horrifyingly psychotic proportions as he becomes single-mindedly determined to teach her a deadly lesson for provoking him.

Markimdb: 3
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CountryCanada
CharactersAliens
PlotSurvival, Alien invasion, Expeditions
PlaceSpace, Spaceships

A hardened mechanic must stay awake and maintain an interstellar ark fleeing the dying planet Earth with a few thousand lucky souls on board... the last of humanity. Unfortunately, humans are not the only passengers. A shapeshifting alien creature has taken residence, its only goal is to kill as many people as possible. The crew must think quickly to stop this menace before it destroys mankind.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:30
CharactersStrong women, Family, Brides, Newlyweds
PlotSurvival, Survival, Pursuit, The escape, Wedding
PlaceCastle, Estate, Mansions
TimeDark ones
StyleTwisted plot, Tense, Fancy, Womens in main roles, Vivid

A bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersKillers, Superhero, Hired assassins, Strong women, Snipers
StyleWomens in main roles

Four undying warriors who've secretly protected humanity for centuries become targeted for their mysterious powers just as they discover a new immortal.





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