Movies like The Core 2003

Geophysicist Dr. Josh Keyes discovers that an unknown force has caused the earth's inner core to stop rotating. With the planet's magnetic field rapidly deteriorating, our atmosphere literally starts to come apart at the seams with catastrophic consequences. To resolve the crisis, Keyes, along with a team of the world's most gifted scientists, travel into the earth's core. Their mission: detonate a device that will reactivate the core.

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1 The Abyss 1989

A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface where he confronts a mysterious force that has the power to change the world or destroy it.

Genres:

Adventure, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

James Cameron

Writer:

James Cameron

Country:

United States of America
7.6

2 Starship Troopers 1997

Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an interstellar war between mankind and an arachnoid species known as "the Bugs".

Genres:

Adventure, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Paul Verhoeven

Writers:

Edward Neumeier (screenplay) (as Ed Neumeier), Robert A. Heinlein (book)

Country:

United States of America
7.2

3 Reign Of Fire 2002

In post-apocalyptic England, an American volunteer and a British survivor team up to fight off a brood of fire-breathing dragons seeking to return to global dominance after centuries of rest underground. The Brit -- leading a clan of survivors to hunt down the King of the Dragons -- has much at stake: His mother was killed by a dragon, but his love is still alive.

Genres:

Adventure, Action, Fantasy

Director:

Rob Bowman

Writers:

Gregg Chabot (story), Kevin Peterka (story) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

Ireland, United Kingdom, United States of America
6.2

4 Waterworld 1995

In a futuristic world where the polar ice caps have melted and made Earth a liquid planet, a beautiful barmaid rescues a mutant seafarer from a floating island prison. They escape, along with her young charge, Enola, and sail off aboard his ship.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Science Fiction

Director:

Kevin Reynolds

Country:

United States of America
6.2

5 Vertical Limit 2000

Trapped near the summit of K2, the world's second-highest mountain, Annie Garrett radios to base camp for help. Brother Peter hears Annie's message and assembles a team to save her and her group before they succumb to K2's unforgiving elements. But, as Annie lays injured in an icy cavern, the rescuers face several terrifying events that could end the rescue attempt -- and their lives.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Thriller

Director:

Martin Campbell

Writers:

Robert King (story), Robert King (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

New Zealand, Pakistan, United States of America
5.9

6 The Island 2005

In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to The Island — reportedly the last uncontaminated location on the planet. But Lincoln soon discovers that everything about his existence is a lie.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Adventure

Director:

Michael Bay

Writers:

Caspian Tredwell-Owen (screenplay), Alex Kurtzman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.8

7 Wargames 1983

High School student David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) has a talent for hacking. But while trying to hack into a computer system to play unreleased video games, he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer and initiates a confrontation of global proportions! Together with his girlfriend (Ally Sheedy) and a wizardly computer genius (John Wood), David must race against time to outwit his opponent...and prevent a nuclear Armageddon.

Genres:

Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

John Badham

Country:

United States of America
7.1

8 Dante's Peak 1997

Volcanologist Harry Dalton comes to the sleepy town of Dante's Peak to investigate the recent rumblings of the dormant volcano the burg is named for. Before long, his worst fears are realized when a massive eruption hits, and immediately, Harry, the mayor and the townspeople find themselves fighting for their lives amid a catastrophic nightmare.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Thriller, Drama

Director:

Roger Donaldson

Writer:

Leslie Bohem

Country:

United States of America
5.9

9 Deep Impact 1998

A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. Now, it's up to the president of the United States to save the world. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian crew into space to destroy the comet before impact. Meanwhile, an enterprising reporter uses her smarts to uncover the scoop of the century.

Genres:

Action, Drama, Science Fiction

Director:

Mimi Leder

Country:

United States of America
6.2

10 Outbreak 1995

A deadly airborne virus finds its way into the USA and starts killing off people at an epidemic rate. Col Sam Daniels' job is to stop the virus spreading from a small town, which must be quarantined, and to prevent an over reaction by the White House.

Genres:

Action, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Wolfgang Petersen

Country:

United States of America
6.6

11 Stargate 1994

An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Science Fiction

Director:

Roland Emmerich

Countries:

France, United States of America
7.1

12 The Day The Earth Stood Still 2008

A representative of an alien race that went through drastic evolution to survive its own climate change, Klaatu comes to Earth to assess whether humanity can prevent the environmental damage they have inflicted on their own planet. When barred from speaking to the United Nations, he decides humankind shall be exterminated so the planet can survive.

Genres:

Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Scott Derrickson

Writers:

David Scarpa (screenplay), Edmund H. North

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
5.5

13 Signs 2002

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery

Director:

M. Night Shyamalan

Country:

United States of America
6.7

14 Mission To Mars 2000

When contact is lost with the crew of the first Mars expedition, a rescue mission is launched to discover their fate.

Genre:

Science Fiction

Director:

Brian De Palma

Writers:

Lowell Cannon (story), Jim Thomas (story) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.7

15 Contact 1997

Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and reality.

Genres:

Drama, Science Fiction, Mystery

Director:

Robert Zemeckis

Writers:

James V. Hart (screenplay by), Michael Goldenberg (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.4

16 Volcano 1997

An earthquake shatters a peaceful Los Angeles morning and opens a fissure deep into the earth, causing lava to start bubbling up. As a volcano begins forming in the La Brea Tar Pits, the director of the city's emergency management service, Mike Roark, working with geologist Amy Barnes, must then use every resource in the city to try and stop the volcano from consuming Los Angeles.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Action, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Mick Jackson

Writers:

Jerome Armstrong (story), Jerome Armstrong (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.5

17 Independence Day 1996

On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On July 4, a plan is devised to gain access to the interior of the alien mothership in space, in order to plant a nuclear missile.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Science Fiction

Director:

Roland Emmerich

Country:

United States of America
7

18 The Day After Tomorrow 2004

After years of increases in the greenhouse effect, havoc is wreaked globally in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and the beginning of a new Ice Age. Paleoclimatologist, Jack Hall tries to warn the world while also shepherding to safety his son, trapped in New York after the city is overwhelmed by the start of the new big freeze.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Roland Emmerich

Writers:

Roland Emmerich (story), Roland Emmerich (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.4

19 I, Robot 2004

In 2035, where robots are common-place and abide by the three laws of robotics, a techno-phobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be responsible for the death, his investigation leads him to believe that humanity may be in danger.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction

Director:

Alex Proyas

Writers:

Jeff Vintar (screenplay), Akiva Goldsman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

United States of America, Germany
7.1

20 The Time Machine 2002

Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds mankind divided into two warring races.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Adventure, Action

Director:

Simon Wells

Writers:

H.G. Wells (novel), David Duncan (earlier screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6

21 Jumper 2008

David Rice is a man who knows no boundaries, a Jumper, born with the uncanny ability to teleport instantly to anywhere on Earth. When he discovers others like himself, David is thrust into a dangerous and bloodthirsty war while being hunted by a sinister and determined group of zealots who have sworn to destroy all Jumpers. Now, David’s extraordinary gift may be his only hope for survival!

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Science Fiction

Director:

Doug Liman

Writers:

David S. Goyer (screenplay), Jim Uhls (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6.1

22 Armageddon 1998

When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper, who agrees to helm the dangerous space mission provided he can bring along his own hotshot crew. Among them is the cocksure A.J. who Harry thinks isn't good enough for his daughter, until the mission proves otherwise.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Adventure

Director:

Michael Bay

Writers:

Jonathan Hensleigh (screenplay), J.J. Abrams (screenplay) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

23 The Chronicles Of Riddick 2004

After years of outrunning ruthless bounty hunters, escaped convict Riddick suddenly finds himself caught between opposing forces in a fight for the future of the human race. Now, waging incredible battles on fantastic and deadly worlds, this lone, reluctant hero will emerge as humanity's champion - and the last hope for a universe on the edge of annihilation.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction

Director:

David Twohy

Writers:

Jim Wheat (characters), Ken Wheat (characters) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

24 War Of The Worlds 2005

Ray Ferrier is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son and young daughter for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down.

Genres:

Adventure, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Josh Friedman (screenplay), David Koepp (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.5