Movies Similar To Bird Box
Bird Box is a horror film directed by Susanne Bier. It was written by Eric Heisserer and is based on Josh Malerman’s novel of the same name. It stars Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, and John Malkovich. It was released in December of 2018 with an R rating and a runtime of 124 minutes.
Society has collapsed due to the appearance (or lack thereof) of a deadly monster. No one knows what this monster looks like, as everyone who gazes upon the creature dies soon after.
Today, we want to go over our favorite movies similar to Bird Box. We picked these films based on their mysterious movie monsters and post-apocalypse settings. If we missed any of your favorites, let us know on social media!
1. Cloverfield (2008)
Cloverfield is directed by Matt Reeves and written by Drew Goddard. It stars Matt Reeves, Lizzy Caplan, and Michael Stahl-David. The film was released on January 15th, 2008, with a rating of PG-13 and a runtime of 85 minutes.
New York City is being attacked by a giant monster. Mixing giant monster movies with found footage, we see the attack from the POV of the character’s video camera. Can humanity survive the attack from this beast?
2. World War Z (2013)
World War Z is directed by Marc Forster and written by Damon Lindelof, Matthew Michael Carnahan, and Drew Goddard. It stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, and Daniella Kertesz. The film was released on June 21st, 2013, with a rating of PG-13 and a runtime of 116 minutes. As the world is filling with zombies, Gerry Lane finds himself searching for the origin of the contamination.
3. A Quiet Place (2018)
A Quiet Place is directed by John Krasinski and written by John Krasinski, Bryan Woods, Scott Beck. It stars John Krasinski, Emily Blunt. The film was released in 2018, with a rating of PG-13 and a runtime of 91 minutes. Society has fallen due to the emergence of deadly monsters that hunt using sound. A family must adapt to silence in order to survive.
4. The Road (2009)
The Road is directed by John Hillcoat and written by Joe Penhall. It stars Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Charlize Theron, and Robert Duvall. The film was released on November 25th, 2009, with a rating of R and a runtime of 111 minutes. The world is over, and those that are left must fend for themselves. Based on the Cormack McCarthy novel, a man and his son decide to follow the highway south in search of a better environment.
5. The Purge (2013)
The Purge is directed by James DeMonaco and written by James DeMonaco. It stars Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Adelaide Kane, and Max Burkholder. The film was released on June 6th, 2013, with a rating of R and a runtime of 86 minutes.
In this alternate version of the United States, all crime is legal one night of every year. In the first installment of the series, a family must protect themselves from the looters, rioters, and murderers lurking the streets.
6. The Mist (2007)
The Mist is directed and written by Frank Darabont. It stars Laurie Holden, Thomas Jane, and Toby Jones. The film was released on November 21st, 2007, with a rating of R and a runtime of 126 minutes. People are trapped inside a store as a mist fills their town. They cannot leave as the mist is hiding deadly creatures.
7. I Am Legend (2007)
I Am Legend is directed by Francis Lawrence and written by Mark Protosevich and Akiva Goldsman. It stars Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, and Dash Mihok. The film was released on December 14th, 2007, with a rating of PG-13 and a runtime of 101 minutes.
Neville is the only immune human in a world ravaged by disease. Though he may believe he is the last man on Earth, there are other creatures inhabiting the area.
8. 28 Days Later (2003)
28 Days Later is directed by Danny Boyle and written by Alex Garland. It stars Megan Burns, Cillian Murphy, Naomi Harris, and Brendan Gleeson. The film was released on June 27th, 2003, with a rating of R and a runtime of 113 minutes.
A deadly virus is spreading through the world, turning its victims into mindless violent creatures. This is what the world looks like twenty-eight days after the outbreak.
9. The Happening (2008)
The Happening is directed by M. Night Shyamalan and written by M. Night Shyamalan. It stars Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo and Ashlyn Sanchez. The film was released on June 13th, 2008, with a rating of R and a runtime of 91 minutes.
An airborne illness is creating violent havoc in America. Elliot and Alma are trying to stay safe and figure out the source of this contagion.
10. The Maze Runner (2014)
The Maze Runner is directed by Wes Ball and written by Noah Oppenheim, T.S. Nowlin, and Grant Pierce Myers. It stars Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Ki Hong Lee, and Aml Ameen. The film was released on September 19th, 2014, with a rating of PG-13 and a runtime of 113 minutes.
In a post-apocalyptic world, boys are finding themselves waking up with their memories gone. They now must escape by finding their way through a giant maze.