20 Movies Like The Abyss (1989)

1 Black Sea (2014) ★ 6.4

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In order to make good with his former employers, a submarine captain takes a job with a shadowy backer to search the depths of the Black Sea for a submarine rumored to be loaded with gold.

2 Deepwater Horizon (2016) ★ 7.1

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A dramatization of the disaster in April 2010, when the offshore drilling rig called the Deepwater Horizon exploded, resulting in the worst oil spill in American history.

3 Armageddon (1998) ★ 6.7

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The shadow of a giant asteroid lies on Earth. The fateful collision is only days away. Armageddon, the tragic finale of world history, is upon us. To avert the catastrophe, a miracle - or the combined efforts of the best of the best, together with the technological power of everything man has created - is required. Can a handful of people withstand the universal elements?

4 The Deep (1977) ★ 6.2

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In Bermuda, two amateur treasure-hunting divers have a run-in with local criminals when they inadvertently discover the secret cargo of a World War II shipwreck.

5 Sunshine (2007) ★ 7.2

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The year 2057. The sun is dying, and humanity faces the prospect of extinction. Planet Earth's last hope lies in the Icarus 2, a spaceship crewed by eight men and women, led by Captain Kaneda. Their mission is to deliver a nuclear charge with which to reignite the fading Sun.

6 The 5th Wave (2016) ★ 5.2

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The first wave left the mist behind. Only the luckiest managed to escape the second. But you can hardly call those who survived the third wave lucky. And the fourth wave erased all human laws, and instead established its own, the only one: if you want to live - do not trust anyone. And now the fifth wave is rolling in...

7 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.

8 Ad Astra (2019) ★ 6.5

The near future. Several years ago, mankind launched a program to search for extraterrestrial life, Project Lima, led by Captain Clifford McBride. The last signal of the expedition was detected in the vicinity of Neptune, and since then nothing was known about its fate. Captain McBride himself became a hero and the most famous astronaut who inspired many to explore space.

Sixteen years after the disappearance of Project Lima, strange bursts of energy begin to occur on Earth, disabling electrical systems and wreaking havoc and destruction. According to the U.S. space agency, the signal comes from Neptune, and now the son of a famous astronaut, Major Roy McBride, is assigned an important mission. He must get to a Martian base and from there try to contact his presumably living father.

9 Prometheus (2012) ★ 7.0

In search of sacred knowledge, a group of scientists goes to the darkest and uncharted chambers of the universe. It is there, on distant worlds, being at the limit of their mental and physical abilities, they will have to engage in a ruthless battle for the future of all mankind.

10 The Burning Sea (2021) ★ 6.3

An oil platform dramatically goes down on the Norwegian coast, and researchers try to find out what happened when they realize this is just the start of something even more serious.

11 Contact (1997) ★ 7.5

Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.

12 Life (2017) ★ 6.6

A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars and now threatens all life on Earth.

13 The Meg (2018) ★ 5.6

A deep-sea bathyscaphe, observing an international underwater life research program, has been attacked by a huge creature thought to be long extinct. The malfunctioning apparatus now lies at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean's deepest depression... with a trapped crew. Their time is running out.

A pioneering Chinese oceanographer, despite the protests of his daughter Suin, calls for a rescue diver, Jonas Taylor, to help save the crew and the ocean from an unprecedented threat - a prehistoric 23-meter shark, the megalodon. No one would have thought that many years ago Taylor had already encountered this monstrous creature.

14 Sphere (1998) ★ 6.1

A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years' worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean.

15 K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) ★ 6.7

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When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

16 Sanctum (2011) ★ 5.9

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An underwater cave diving team experiences a life-threatening crisis during an expedition to the unexplored and least accessible cave system in the world.

17 Phantom (2013) ★ 5.9

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The Cold War has cast an ominous chill over the entire globe, and when a Soviet submarine targets the U.S. Navy's Pacific fleet for nuclear attack, it appears that the final battle has begun, but Captain Dmitri Zubov isn't so sure yet if this is what he wants to happen in his life or not. What other forces are at work on Captain Zubov's sub?

18 Aliens (1986) ★ 8.4

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Fifty-seven years after surviving an apocalyptic attack aboard her space vessel by merciless space creatures, Officer Ripley awakens from hyper-sleep and tries to warn anyone who will listen about the predators.

19 Independence Day (1996) ★ 7.0

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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.

20 Underwater (2020) ★ 5.8

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A group of employees of a large underwater drilling complex, located at the bottom of the Mariana Trench at a depth of 11 km, experiences the sudden destruction of the station and faces an unknown oceanic horror.

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