29 Movies Like The Happening

Director M. Night Shyamalan pauses his PG-13 suspense to present this apocalyptic narrative about a family fleeing a natural disaster that threatens humanity. Elliot Moore (Mark Wahlberg) is discussing the absence of bees with his students when the faculty is called to the theatre and told about a suspicious event in New York City. According to accounts, Central Park residents are suddenly and abruptly seizing before committing suicide. As the phenomenon spreads and terrorism is discussed, Elliot, his wife Alma (Zooey Deschanel), their friend Julian (John Leguizamo), and his daughter Jess (Ashlyn Sanchez) board a train for the country.

When the train stops before its final destination, the frightened passengers must fend for themselves while news reports create an increasingly gloomy picture of the situation in urban regions. Everyone appears to agree that the epidemic of suicides is caused by a windborne contagion. Humanity’s rule on Earth may be finished, but if this small band of survivors can find a secure spot to hide, all hope for survival may not be lost.

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1. Geostorm


When the network of satellites that were supposed to govern the global climate begins to attack Earth, the person who designed it finds himself in a race against the time to discover the true nature of the threat before a global Geostorm destroys everything and everyone. An outstanding group of scientists led by Jake Lawson manages to construct a potent and intricate network of satellites known as the "Dutch Boy," which allows them to practically control the weather in an…

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2. The Finest Hours


The oil tankers SS Pendleton and SS Fort Mercer send a signal of distress to the United States Coast Guard station in Chatham, which is located on Cape Cod in the state of Massachusetts in the year 1952. Bernie Webber, Richard Livesey, Andy Fitzgerald, and Ervin Maske are the members of the crew who Commander Daniel Cluff entrusts with the mission of rescuing the crew of the SS Pendleton aboard a tiny rescue boat. Bernie and Cluff's girlfriend Miriam both…

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3. Poseidon


On New Year's Eve, a rogue wave capssizes the luxury ship Poseidon. The survivors struggle to flee the sinking ship. Over 2,000 passengers and crew are aboard the cruise ship 'Poseidon' on New Year's Eve when it capsizes in the North Atlantic Ocean. In a battle for survival, a tiny group of survivors find surprising allies. Dylan Johns violates the captain's orders to wait below for help and finds his own way to safety. Dylan's single journey eventually pulls others,…

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4. San Andreas


Since Blake Gaines has decided to attend the university in San Francisco, her father, Raymond "Ray" Gaines, a pilot for the Los Angeles Fire Department Air Rescue, will drive her there from Los Angeles. He is getting a divorce from his wife Emma, who is planning to move in with her wealthy lover Daniel Riddick when the divorce is finalised. In the meantime, the researchers Dr. Lawrence Hayes and Dr. Kim Park from Caltech travel to a dam to examine…

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5. End of the World


A NASA researcher named Andrew Boran (Kirk Scott) discovers odd radio signals in outer space that appear to come from Earth. Professor Boran is played by Kirk Scott. Natural disasters are being predicted by these signals all across the world. To find the source of the signals, he and his wife Sylvia (Sue Lyon) set out to explore a convent that had been infiltrated by aliens. These Utopian invaders intend to devastate the planet with a series of natural disasters.…

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6. Greenland


Greenland is an upcoming American catastrophe thriller film that will be directed by Ric Roman Waugh and written by Chris Sparling. The plot of the film centres on a family that must struggle for survival as a planet-destroying comet rushes towards Earth. As a planet-destroying comet hurtles toward Earth, a family tries to stay alive while the world around them is destroyed. John Garrity, played by Gerard Butler, his estranged wife Allison, played by Morena Baccarin, and their young son…

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7. Signs


Graham Hess, a former Episcopal priest who is now emotionally broken and has lost his religious faith as a result of the horrific car accident that took the life of his wife, flees to a remote farm in Pennsylvania that is surrounded by corn with his two young children and his younger brother to live out the rest of their lives. After only a few short months, the family begins to feel an oppressive undertone of dread as mysterious crop-circle…

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8. War Of The Worlds


Humanity's existence is in jeopardy because of an alien invasion. Through the eyes of a single American family, the tragic nightmare is presented. In this science fiction action picture loosely based on H.G. Wells' classic tale, a father must defend his children from an alien invasion. In New Jersey, dockworker Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise) is separated from his two children Rachel and Robbie (Dakota Fanning and Justin Chatwin), with whom he has weekend custody. Ray is divorced from his first…

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9. The Road


Sometime after the catastrophic incident, we live in a dystopian society where frequent earthquakes pose new dangers to our already precarious existence. As more and more organisms die out, the planet becomes grayer and grayer. After the apocalypse, a man and his pre-teen son set out on a journey to the coast and south, where the man hopes to find a more welcoming environment in which to dwell. His son was raised by a father who instilled in him the…

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10. Deep Impact


It has been found that a comet is heading in the direction of Earth and might potentially cause damage. The human species is making preparations for the worse as the end of the world draws closer. Jenny Lerner, a journalist, has been tasked with conducting an investigation into the past of Secretary Alan Rittenhouse, who abruptly resigned from his position in the government citing the deteriorating health of his wife. She finds out through Rittenhouse's secretary that he was having…

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11. Deepwater Horizon


Off the coast of Louisiana, to the south, an oil drilling rig known as the Deepwater Horizon, which is owned by BP and operated by a third-party contractor named Transocean, is scheduled to start operations on April 20, 2010. Chief Electronics Technician Michael "Mike" Williams and Offshore Installation Manager James "Mr. Jimmy" Harrell are surprised to learn that the workers who were assigned to test the integrity of recently completed cement work are being sent home early, without conducting a…

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12. The Belko Experiment


Eighty United States citizens are subjected to a sick sociological experiment in which they are sealed inside of a high-rise office building in Bogot√°, Colombia, and commanded by an unidentified voice emanating through the intercom system of the corporation to take part in a lethal game of "kill or be killed." While going to work, Mike Milch, an employee of Belko Industries, is approached by street vendors who are selling handmade dolls with the word "lucky" written on them. When…

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13. The Finest Hours


The oil tankers SS Pendleton and SS Fort Mercer send a signal of distress to the United States Coast Guard station in Chatham, which is located on Cape Cod in the state of Massachusetts in the year 1952. Bernie Webber, Richard Livesey, Andy Fitzgerald, and Ervin Maske are the members of the crew who Commander Daniel Cluff entrusts with the mission of rescuing the crew of the SS Pendleton aboard a tiny rescue boat. Bernie and Cluff's girlfriend Miriam both…

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14. The Mountain Between Us


Alex Martin, a Guardian photojournalist specialising in crisis zones, and Ben Bass, a neurosurgeon, meet by coincidence after their flight from Boise to Denver is cancelled due to weather. Alex has to take a connecting flight to New York City for her wedding the next morning, while Ben has a critical surgery the next morning in Baltimore. Alex overhears Ben's plight and proposes they charter a jet to Denver. They find a pilot, Walter, who feels they can beat the…

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15. The Crazies


Sheriff Rory Hamill is forced to shoot and kill a local armed with a firearm during a baseball game in Pierce County, Iowa. The sheriff's wife Dr. Judy examines another local, Bill Farnum, who is also exhibiting a strange behavior. Bill kills his wife and son that night when he locks them both in their house and sets it ablaze. Three hunters in the neighbouring Hopman Bog phone the sheriff and his deputy the following morning to report the discovery…

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16. 2012


Only a few years after the American geologist Adrian Helmsley's predictions of an imminent worldwide Armageddon by the year 2012, the Earth is devasted from end to end by horrific natural disasters. This occurs only a few years after Adrian Helmsley's warnings. At the same time that the President of the United States and the other leaders of the G8 Nations complete their covert project in Tibet to build gigantic arks to sustain humanity, a struggling author in Los Angeles…

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17. The Day After Tomorrow


Scientist Jack Hall, an expert on the planet's weather patterns, believes that a new Ice Age is just around the corner due to global warming. An attempt is made to raise his concerns at a conference attended by the Vice President. Given that Hall's tirades have the potential to harm sectors that support the administration, he shuts him down. Another scientist believes Hall has something to contribute, so they meet up. An employee at a weather station notices that the…

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18. Deep Impact


It has been found that a comet is heading in the direction of Earth and might potentially cause damage. The human species is making preparations for the worse as the end of the world draws closer. Jenny Lerner, a journalist, has been tasked with conducting an investigation into the past of Secretary Alan Rittenhouse, who abruptly resigned from his position in the government citing the deteriorating health of his wife. She finds out through Rittenhouse's secretary that he was having…

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19. Armageddon


After it was discovered that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to collide with Earth in a little less than a month, NASA recruited a team of misfit deep-core drillers to try to save the globe. The untimely destruction of a shuttle as it was travelling through space informs NASA to the presence of a doomsday asteroid that is headed in the direction of Earth. It would appear that the only method to deflect its path would be…

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20. Volcano


In the middle of downtown Los Angeles, a volcano erupts, and a city official and a seismologist strive to stem the flow of lava that would inevitably spread throughout the city. A very mild earthquake occurs one night in Los Angeles, and as a result, the La Brea Tar Pits see a massive outburst of lava, which ultimately leads to the formation of a new volcano beneath the city. The city officials are hesitant to believe the experts who observe…

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21. The 5th Wave


When aliens launch an attack on Earth, there is a chain reaction of waves of destruction that work together to wipe out the human population. The aliens are responsible for the spread of sickness and natural calamities, and they sap the energy. After the untimely death of Cassie Sullivan's mother, Lisa, her father Oliver makes the difficult decision to relocate the family to a refugee camp along with Cassie's younger brother Sam. The Army arrives at the camp out of…

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22. Into the Storm


Tornadoes wreak havoc on the town of Silverton in the span of just one day, bringing destruction with them that has never been seen before. Much though meteorologists are predicting that the storm will get even worse, the entire community is completely at the mercy of the unpredictable and lethal cyclones. The majority of people run for cover, but some storm chasers try to see how close they can get to the eye of the storm in order to get…

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23. Skyline


Flashes of light start appearing over the metropolis of Los Angeles, luring people outside like moths to a flame. Once there, they discover that an extraterrestrial force is poised to eat the whole global species and wipe them from the face of the Earth. Elaine, who is pregnant with Jarrod's child, accompanies him on the trip to Los Angeles so they may catch up with Terry, an old friend and successful businessman, and his wife Candice. Jarrod is invited to…

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24. The Wave


The healthcare litigator and his worker Jeff go out for a night on the town to celebrate Jeff's forthcoming promotion. When they're out, Frank took a psychoactive substance that utterly altered his vision of reality. It's the night of his life when Frank, an insurance lawyer, and Jeff, a coworker, go out to celebrate Frank's forthcoming promotion. Because of a hallucinogen that entirely affects his perspective of reality, Frank is taken on a weird journey through boardrooms, nightclubs, shootouts as…

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25. Knowing


50 years from now, what kind of planet will we live in? When elementary school students were invited to write down their thoughts for the school's time capsule in 1959, that was the question. As the years pass, Caleb Koestler, the son of widower astronomer John, attends the time capsule opening ceremony at the same school and is given a boring drawing consisting of enigmatic random number generator. Lucinda, a troubled youngster whose mind was plagued by whispers and weird…

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26. Twister


1969 is the year in concern. In Oklahoma County, thunderstorms are rolling across an open plain, and little Jo and her family are preparing to go to sleep in a lonely farmhouse, but her father is watching a tornado warning on TV. In the distance, a tornado is poised to touch down. The coming tornado is predicted to be an F5, which is the highest possible rating for a tornado. Shortly after making it to the storm cellar, the family…

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27. MegaFault


Dr. Amy Lane (Brittany Murphy) is giving a speech about how unprepared we are for earthquakes as the movie begins. A large earthquake strikes then. Dr. Lane is rushed by helicopter to the quake's epicenter in West Virginia, away from her husband and children. There, she saves Charley 'Boomer' Baxter (Eriq La Salle), whose automobile was dragged into a gap. Boomer thinks he caused the quake by detonating explosives, but Dr. Lane assures him it wasn't his fault. New tremors…

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28. San Andreas Mega Quake


After coming to the conclusion that a massive earthquake will strike California in two days, scientists make an attempt to breach a volcano in order to redirect the force of the quake.¬† The so-called "Big One" has been predicted by scientists to occur very soon, and when it does, everything west of the San Andreas Fault will be submerged in water. The researchers are racing against the clock to find a way to avert the earthquake, but the state of…

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29. No Escape


Jack Dwyer, an American engineer, has been sent to Southeast Asia to operate in the water plant of his corporation. The company is based in the United States. At the airport, while travelling with his wife Annie and his two daughters, Lucy and Beeze, he strikes up a friendship with an English Hammond. Because no one from Jack's employer showed up to accompany him and his family to the hotel, he decided to take the trip that was given to…

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