Movies like Cloverfield 2008

Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives.

If you already watched and love Cloverfield, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to Cloverfield.

1 The Cabin In The Woods 2011

Five college friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

Genres:

Horror, Comedy, Thriller

Director:

Drew Goddard

Country:

United States of America
7

2 The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo 2011

This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander. As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined.

Genres:

Thriller, Crime, Mystery, Drama

Director:

David Fincher

Writers:

Steven Zaillian (screenplay by), Stieg Larsson (novel)

Countries:

United States of America, Norway, Sweden
7.8

3 The Wrestler 2008

Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with a long-in-the-tooth stripper, and tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter. But he can't resist the lure of the ring and readies himself for a comeback.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Darren Aronofsky

Writer:

Robert Siegel

Country:

United States of America
7.9

4 Looper 2012

In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a hired gun, like Joe is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good until the day the mob decides to close the loop, sending back Joe's future self for assassination.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Rian Johnson

Writer:

Rian Johnson

Countries:

China, United States of America
7.4

5 District 9 2009

Thirty years ago, aliens arrive on Earth. Not to conquer or give aid, but to find refuge from their dying planet. Separated from humans in a South African area called District 9, the aliens are managed by Multi-National United, which is unconcerned with the aliens' welfare but will do anything to master their advanced technology. When a company field agent contracts a mysterious virus that begins to alter his DNA, there is only one place he can hide: District 9.

Genre:

Science Fiction

Director:

Neill Blomkamp

Countries:

United States of America, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa
7.9

6 Rec 2007

A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery

Writers:

Jaume Balagueró (screenplay), Luiso Berdejo (screenplay) (as Luis Berdejo) | 1 more credit »

Country:

Spain
7.4

7 10 Cloverfield Lane 2016

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

Genres:

Thriller, Science Fiction, Drama, Horror

Director:

Dan Trachtenberg

Writers:

Josh Campbell (screenplay by), Matthew Stuecken (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

8 Moon 2009

With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident however, he wakens to find that he is not alone.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Drama

Director:

Duncan Jones

Writers:

Duncan Jones (story), Nathan Parker

Country:

United Kingdom
7.9

9 Annihilation 2018

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Horror

Director:

Alex Garland

Writers:

Alex Garland (written for the screen by), Jeff VanderMeer (based on the novel by)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.9

10 Zombieland 2009

Columbus has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee doesn't have fears. If he did, he'd kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they're about to stare down the most terrifying prospect of all: each other.

Genres:

Comedy, Horror

Director:

Ruben Fleischer

Country:

United States of America
7.6

11 Splice 2009

Elsa and Clive, two young rebellious scientists, defy legal and ethical boundaries and forge ahead with a dangerous experiment: splicing together human and animal DNA to create a new organism. Named "Dren", the creature rapidly develops from a deformed female infant into a beautiful but dangerous winged human-chimera, who forges a bond with both of her creators - only to have that bond turn deadly.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Vincenzo Natali

Writers:

Vincenzo Natali (screenplay), Antoinette Terry Bryant (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

Canada, France, United States of America
5.7

12 The Witch 2015

In 1630s New England, William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness, exiled from their settlement when William defies the local church. When their newborn son vanishes and crops mysteriously fail, the family turns on one another.

Genres:

Mystery, Horror

Director:

Robert Eggers

Writer:

Robert Eggers

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.9

13 127 Hours 2010

The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.

Genres:

Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Danny Boyle

Writers:

Danny Boyle (screenplay), Simon Beaufoy (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.6

14 Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes 2011

Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer's, the disease which has slowly consumed his father. Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on apes, noticing dramatic increases in intelligence and brain activity in the primate subjects – especially Caesar, his pet chimpanzee.

Genres:

Thriller, Action, Drama, Science Fiction

Director:

Rupert Wyatt

Country:

United States of America
7.6

15 Chronicle 2012

Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and their darker sides begin to take over.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Josh Trank

Writers:

Max Landis (screenplay), Max Landis (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7

16 Kick-Ass 2010

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.

Genres:

Action, Crime

Director:

Matthew Vaughn

Writers:

Jane Goldman (screenplay), Matthew Vaughn (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.6

17 Super 8 2011

In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters are making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. In the midst of filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to escape with their lives. They soon discover that the catastrophe was no accident, as a series of unexplained events and disappearances soon follows. Deputy Jackson Lamb, the father of one of the kids, searches for the terrifying truth behind the crash.

Genres:

Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery

Director:

J.J. Abrams

Writer:

J.J. Abrams

Country:

United States of America
7

18 Dredd 2012

In the future, America is a dystopian wasteland. The latest scourge is Ma-Ma, a prostitute-turned-drug pusher with a dangerous new drug and aims to take over the city. The only possibility of stopping her is an elite group of urban police called Judges, who combine the duties of judge, jury and executioner to deliver a brutal brand of swift justice. But even the top-ranking Judge, Dredd, discovers that taking down Ma-Ma isn’t as easy as it seems in this explosive adaptation of the hugely popular comic series.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction

Director:

Pete Travis

Writers:

John Wagner (characters), Carlos Ezquerra (characters) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, India
7.1

19 Prometheus 2012

A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Adventure, Mystery

Director:

Ridley Scott

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7

20 Tron: Legacy 2010

Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy and daring son of Kevin Flynn, investigates his father's disappearance and is pulled into The Grid. With the help of a mysterious program named Quorra, Sam quests to stop evil dictator Clu from crossing into the real world.

Genres:

Adventure, Action, Science Fiction

Director:

Joseph Kosinski

Writers:

Edward Kitsis (screenplay), Adam Horowitz (screenplay) | 6 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.8

21 True Grit 2010

Following the murder of her father by a hired hand, a 14-year-old farm girl sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. Marshal she can find—a man with 'true grit'—Reuben J. 'Rooster' Cogburn.

Genres:

Drama, Adventure, Western

Directors:

Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Writers:

Joel Coen (screenplay), Ethan Coen (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.6

22 Let The Right One In 2008

Set in 1982 in the suburb of Blackeberg, Stockholm, twelve-year-old Oskar is a lonely outsider, bullied at school by his classmates; at home, Oskar dreams of revenge against a trio of bullies. He befriends his twelve-year-old, next-door neighbor Eli, who only appears at night in the snow-covered playground outside their building.

Genres:

Horror, Drama

Director:

Tomas Alfredson

Writers:

John Ajvide Lindqvist (screenplay), John Ajvide Lindqvist (novel)

Country:

Sweden
7.9

23 The Babadook 2014

A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

Genres:

Drama, Horror

Director:

Jennifer Kent

Writer:

Jennifer Kent

Countries:

Australia, Canada
6.8

24 Tucker & Dale Vs Evil 2010

Two hillbillies are suspected of being killers by a group of paranoid college kids camping near the duo's West Virginian cabin. As the body count climbs, so does the fear and confusion as the college kids try to seek revenge against the pair.

Genres:

Comedy, Horror

Director:

Eli Craig

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
7.5