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21 Movies Like The 5th Wave (2016)

The Darkest Minds (2018) poster

1 The Darkest Minds (2018) ★ 5.7

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After an unknown disease kills 98% of American children, the 2% who survive with superpowers are sent to special camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes from such a camp and joins a group of other teenagers who are hiding from the government.
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2 I Am Number Four (2011) ★ 6.1

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An ordinary teenager, John Smith is in fact one of the last surviving inhabitants of a distant planet. John is forced to hide from terrible enemies sent to destroy him. He has to change names, constantly moving from place to place with his guardian Henry. In different towns and in different schools, John has always been a newcomer with no past, but one day he found a place he could call home: in a small town in Ohio, John met his love. Now it is up to him to discover his unique abilities, to fight the ancient and terrible enemies of his people, and to realize his amazing destiny.
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3 The Maze Runner (2014) ★ 6.8

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Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape.
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4 The Happening (2008) ★ 5.0

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The story is about a family trying to escape from the threat that threatens all of humanity. Trouble comes out of nowhere, coming suddenly, forcing people everywhere to commit suicide. A terrible plague, an epidemic or a new disease? What is it? No one knows...
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5 The Hunger Games (2012) ★ 7.2

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Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.
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6 The Midnight Sky (2020) ★ 5.6

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The elderly astronomer Augustine has spent his life studying the stars. When news of some kind of catastrophe arrives, he is left all alone at an Arctic research station. It is there that he meets the mysterious girl Iris, while the echoes of the rest of the world gradually subside. At this time, returning from a mission off Jupiter, the crew of the ship Aether, led by Captain Sullivan, flies to Earth. Augustine and Sullivan are far apart, but their fates are inextricably linked.
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7 After Earth (2013) ★ 4.8

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Events unfold a thousand years after the catastrophe that forced humanity to leave Earth. A planet called Nova Prime becomes a new home. The legendary General Cypher Rage returns from yet another combat mission to a family that previously dispensed with his parental attention to become a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai. During an asteroid storm, the flying machine with dad and son aboard crashes, falling to an unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. And while Rage Sr. lies on his last breath among the wreckage of his ship, his son must cross the hostile landscape to launch their rescue beacon. The young man has never dreamed of anything more in his life: to be a soldier, like his father, is his cherished wish. Today he has a chance to prove himself.

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8 Elysium (2013) ★ 6.6

In the year 2154, there are two classes of people: the very rich living on a clean, man-made space station called Elysium and the rest living on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. A ruthless government official, the ambitious Defense Minister Delacour, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of Elysium's citizens. When hapless Max is cornered, he agrees to take on a difficult mission that, if successful, will not only save his life, but may lead to equality between these polarized worlds.
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9 Passengers (2016) ★ 7.0

A spaceship with 5,000 passengers on board, plunged into an artificial dream for the duration of the flight, is heading for the planet that will become their new home. Everything goes according to plan, but due to a system malfunction, the two passengers suddenly wake up and realize that it is 90 years to the final destination of the journey, and they are destined to spend the rest of their lives together in the luxurious interiors of the ship, equipped with the latest technology. Gradually, Jim and Aurora become irresistibly attracted to each other, but the ship gets into trouble, and now the lives and fate of all the inhabitants of the ship are in their hands.

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10 2012 (2009) ★ 5.8

According to the Mayan calendar, in 2012, the planets of the solar system will be in line with each other, leading to global natural disasters: the strongest earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions will turn countries and entire continents into ruins. Scientists have recently confirmed that this myth could become a reality.
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11 Independence Day (1996) ★ 7.0

A signal is received on Earth, sent by a source of apparently extraterrestrial origin. This source approaches, and the entire planet is alerted. No one, however, expected that the aliens would be so huge and in such numbers.
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12 Oblivion (2013) ★ 7.0

One day, a small group of Scavs appeared on the outskirts of George Pierce's hometown. They were highly trained and had advanced weapons for their size that led many people to believe they came from another planet in order to steal Earth's resources. This scared them so much that nobody dared go near these strange creatures until one brave soul shot at one with his shotgun, revealing it as an ordinary human trying only to find food and shelter like anyone else would do when faced with disaster.
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13 Mortal Engines (2018) ★ 6.1

Hester Shaw, a young woman with an evil agenda to destroy the world around her emerges in order to stop what is believed as 'The Wasp'. A large and destructive city on wheels which eats everything it comes across. Alongside Tom Natsworthy who has been shunned from London due his appearance, Hester joins forces with Anna Fang-a dangerous outlaw whose life goal seems all too similar: destruction of human civilization by any means necessary.
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14 San Andreas (2015) ★ 6.1

Ray is a rescue helicopter pilot who has spent his whole life helping other people. During all his work he has seen a lot of terrible things and more than once found himself in very difficult situations. Despite all obstacles, he rushed to help, not even knowing that the worst was ahead of him.

A powerful earthquake hits California, killing hundreds of people and creating a huge crack in the ground. In the general chaos, Ray has to find his daughter, but it will not be easy. Hoping that his child is still alive, he embarks on a deadly journey across the state...

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15 World War Z (2013) ★ 7.0

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Jerry Lane, a former UN employee, finds himself in the middle of an epidemic of an unknown virus that turns people into zombies in a matter of seconds. Trying to find an antidote to the virus, Lane travels with his group almost all over the world affected by the epidemic. Now the fate of the world hangs in the balance, and Jerry is his only hope.

World War Z (2013) is on #15 spot of movies related to The 5th Wave (2016). World War Z (2013) was released in 2013, made by Marc Forster and has average rating 7.0 in 2022. Main stars of the World War Z (2013) film are: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz.

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16 Super 8 (2011) ★ 7.0

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During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town.

Super 8 (2011) film was made by . Main stars of the movie: Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler. You can find Super 8 (2011) in the the next genre categories: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi and Super 8 (2011) has average rating 7.0, according to Screench user votes.

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17 Greenland (2020) ★ 6.4

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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 level-led, 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.
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18 The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) ★ 5.5

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While the earthly world is on the brink of a war for resources, in space a group of scientists is testing a device that could solve the problem of the energy crisis. Several unsuccessful attempts lead the scientists to despair. Fuel is left for three launches, and when the device is launched successfully, the joy is short-lived as the team has to deal with very strange phenomena.

The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) movie was filmed by as Director, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Daniel Brühl. The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) belongs to the next genres: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi and has average rating 5.5, according to user votes.

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19 Edge of Tomorrow (2014) ★ 7.9

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In the not-too-distant future, a race of aliens invades Earth. No army in the world can resist them. Major William Cage dies in combat, but the impossible happens - he finds himself in a time loop. Time after time he finds himself in the same battle, fighting and dying... over and over again. And each repeated battle brings him closer to figuring out how to defeat the enemy.

Edge of Tomorrow (2014) is one of the last movies similar to The 5th Wave (2016) and it was released in 2014. Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton are the main stars of the film and it belongs to the next genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi and has average user rating of 7.9 according to IMDB and Screench votes.

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) poster

20 The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) ★ 5.5

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The story of an alien who arrived on our planet with a warning: if wars and destruction are not stopped, Earth will be destroyed from the outside, because it poses a threat to the rest of the universe!
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21 Geostorm (2017) ★ 5.3

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When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate starts to attack Earth, it's a race against the clock for its creator to uncover the real threat before a worldwide Geostorm wipes out everything and everyone.

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