Movies like Contagion 2011

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.

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

1 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.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Matt Reeves

Writer:

Drew Goddard

Country:

United States of America
7

2 The Next Three Days 2010

A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder. Lara Brennan is arrested for murdering her boss with whom she had an argument. It seems she was seen leaving the scene of the crime and her fingerprints were on the murder weapon. Her husband, John would spend the next few years trying to get her released, but there's no evidence that negates the evidence against her. And when the strain of being separated from her family, especially her son, gets to her, John decides to break her out. So he does a lot of research to find a way.

Genres:

Romance, Drama, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Paul Haggis

Writers:

Paul Haggis (screenplay), Fred Cavayé (screenplay "Pour elle") | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United States of America, France
7.4

3 The Grey 2011

A ghost hunting expedition goes horribly wrong when the team finds out that an old ghost story is more than legend.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Wayne Capps
2.4

4 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

5 Winter's Bone 2010

17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and risking her life, Ree hacks through the lies, evasions and threats offered up by her relatives and begins to piece together the truth.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Debra Granik

Writers:

Debra Granik (screenplay), Anne Rosellini (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

6 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

7 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

8 The Adjustment Bureau 2011

A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him – and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman he's ever loved.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Thriller, Romance

Director:

George Nolfi

Writers:

George Nolfi (screenplay), Philip K. Dick (short story "Adjustment Team")

Country:

United States of America
7

9 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

10 In Time 2011

In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their immortality. A poor young man who comes into a fortune of time, though too late to help his mother from dying. He ends up on the run from a corrupt police force known as 'time keepers'.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Andrew Niccol

Writer:

Andrew Niccol

Country:

United States of America
6.7

11 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

12 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

13 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

14 The Lincoln Lawyer 2011

A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Brad Furman

Writers:

John Romano (screenplay), Michael Connelly (novel)

Country:

United States of America
7.3

15 Margin Call 2011

A thriller that revolves around the key people at an investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis.

Genres:

Thriller, Drama

Director:

J.C. Chandor

Writer:

J.C. Chandor

Country:

United States of America
7.1

16 Moneyball 2011

The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Bennett Miller

Writers:

Steven Zaillian (screenplay), Aaron Sorkin (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.6

17 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

18 Take Shelter 2011

Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.

Genres:

Thriller, Drama, Horror

Director:

Jeff Nichols

Writer:

Jeff Nichols

Country:

United States of America
7.4

19 The Ides Of March 2011

Dirty tricks stand to soil an ambitious young press spokesman's idealism in a cutthroat presidential campaign where 'victory' is relative.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

George Clooney

Writers:

George Clooney (screenplay), Grant Heslov (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

20 The Descendants 2011

With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron, Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the young real estate broker, who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Alexander Payne

Writers:

Alexander Payne (screenplay), Nat Faxon (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

21 Up In The Air 2009

Corporate downsizing expert Ryan Bingham spends his life in planes, airports, and hotels, but just as he’s about to reach a milestone of ten million frequent flyer miles, he meets a woman who causes him to rethink his transient life.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Jason Reitman

Writers:

Walter Kirn (novel), Jason Reitman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.4

22 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 2011

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within his former colleagues at the heart of MI6.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

Tomas Alfredson

Writers:

Bridget O'Connor (screenplay), Peter Straughan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

France, Germany, United Kingdom
7.1

23 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

24 Young Adult 2011

A divorced writer from the Midwest returns to her hometown to reconnect with an old flame, who's now married with a family.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Jason Reitman

Writer:

Diablo Cody

Country:

United States of America
6.2