15 Movies Like a Quiet Place

movies like a quiet place

What are some of the popular movies like A Quiet Place? Read on to find out.

A Quiet Place is a movie that teaches parental love, teamwork, bravery, and the family’s survival strategies.

This movie is a horror thriller about a family that navigates their lives to avoid deadly creatures.

They must stay silent and communicate with sign language, as these monsters are sensitive to noise.

The scenes in A Quiet Place include guns, shootings, blood, corpses, jump scares, and monsters.

Viewers of this movie applauded not just the director, John Krasinski but the characters.

A Quiet Place has 35 awards, 126 nominations, and a rating of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes.

If you enjoyed this movie, we have made a list of movies like A Quiet Place that will give you a similar storyline and exciting feeling.

1. Bird Box (2018)

  • Director: Susanne Bier
  • Cast: Sandra Bullock, Julian Edwards, Vivien Lyra Blair, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Danielle Macdonald
  • IMDb rating: 6.6/10

The first on our list of movies like A Quiet Place is Bird Box, with almost the same storyline.

An unseen and malevolent force affects the entire population causing people to commit suicide.

The force is invisible, and anyone that looks at it kills themselves. 

A single mother, Malorie (Sandra Bullock), and her two children, Tom (Julian Edwards) and Olympia (Vivien Lyra Blair), have to survive by embarking on a dangerous quest down the river blindfolded and in darkness. Will Malorie and her kids survive? 

Rotten Tomatoes rated Bird Box 64%. While the characters in A Quiet Place have to stay silent to survive, the ones in Bird Box blindfolded their eyes to stay alive.

2. The Silence (2019)

  • Director: John R. Leonetti
  • Cast: Stanley Tucci, Miranda Otto, Kiernan Shipka, Kyle Breitkopf, Kate Trotter
  • IMDb rating: 5.3/10

The Silence is just a carbon copy of A Quiet Place – the same family survival strategies must be silent and deadly creatures.

Dangerous blind flying creatures attack the earth and kill people, and these creatures attack people through sounds hence the need for people to stay silent. 

Hugh Andrews (Stanley Tucci) decides to move with his wife Kelly (Miranda Otto); their deaf teenage daughter Ally (Kiernan Shipka); their son Jude (Kyle Breitkopf); his mother-in-law Lynn (Kate Trotter); and their dog Otis to a safer place. 

The noise from the dog’s barking and their car made them continue their journey on land.

Their journey includes meeting a sinister cult that intends to kidnap Ally for bad intentions.

This movie has many violent scenes, including the intended rape scene. The Silence is rated 29%.

3. Don’t Breathe (2016)

  • Director: Fede Álvarez
  • Cast: Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto.
  • IMDb rating: 7.1/10

Imagine a group of thieves who enter a house intending to steal but end up fighting for their lives.

Three thieves – Money (Daniel Zovatto), Rocky (Jane Levy), and Alex (Dylan Minnette) plan to rob a blind man (Stephen Lang) of the $300,000 stashed in his house. 

The trio finds out they are trapped, and the blind man is a ruthless adversary with a dark hidden secret.

The hunters are now the hunted; what will happen to them? With 7 awards, 21 nominations, and a rating of 88% on Rotten Tomatoes, you can bet to have a thrilling experience just like A Quiet Place.

4. The Mist (2007)

  • Director: Frank Darabont
  • Cast: Thomas Jane, Andre Braugher, Nathan Gamble
  • IMDb rating: 7.1/10

The next on our list of movies like A Quiet Place is The Mist. A violent storm hits Maine, destroying houses and bringing a thick mist the following morning.

Inside the mist are horrific creatures that escaped from a rift created by a wrong military experiment. 

A local artist David (Thomas Jane), his five-year-old son Billy (Nathan Gamble), and their neighbor Brent Norton (Andre Braugher), are trapped in a supermarket and find out these creatures are killing people.

There is just one job – to survive the apocalyptic disaster. The Mist is one movie that will keep you on your feet while you hold your breath till the end.

Nominated for Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor (10 and under), Rotten Tomatoes rated The Mist 72%. 

5. Cargo (2017)

  • Directors: Yolanda Ramke, Ben Howling
  • Cast: Martin Freeman, Susie Porter, Simone Landers, 
  • IMDb rating: 6.3/10

Cargo made it to our list of movies like A Quiet Place, depicting a family trying to survive in a world taken over by zombies.

Andy (Martin Freeman) lost his wife Kay (Susie Porter), who turned into a zombie within 48 hours, and he has little time to live as human as Kay has bitten him. 

He has just one assignment – to find someone willing to protect their one-year-old daughter Rosie (Marlee Jane McPherson-Dobbins) from being bitten with the help of an aboriginal girl, Thoomi Bell (Simone Landers). 

A father’s love for his child is shown in this movie, which may be why it won 1 award and was nominated 17 times for awards. Cargo will leave you frightened and in tears.

6. It Comes at Night (2017)

  • Director: Trey Edward Shults
  • Cast: Joel Edgerton, Carmen Ejogo, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Christopher Abbott, Riley Keough, Griffin Robert Faulkner.
  • IMDb rating: 6.2/10

Paul (Joel Edgerton), his wife Sarah (Carmen Ejogo), and their son Travis (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) live in an isolated cabin to shield themselves from a fatal infectious disease.

They were able to manage their lives till a young family – Will (Christopher Abbott), his wife Kim (Riley Keough), and their little son Andrew (Griffin Robert Faulkner) sought food and shelter from the threat. 

Paul shares food and shelter with the new family and explains his house rules.

However, trouble comes when distrust and paranoia take over both families. Can they stand together and fight the threat that comes at night?

It Comes at Night made it to our list of movies like A Quiet Place, as it teaches about family, the need to form a community with others, and the dangers of trusting strangers. Rotten Tomatoes rated this movie 88%. 

7.The Road (2009)

  • Director: John Hillcoat
  • Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee
  • IMDb rating: 7.2/10

If John Krasinski in A Quiet Place showed you what it feels like to be a super dad, then the lead character in The Road will give your heart a flip.

After an apocalypse, a father (Viggo Mortensen) and his son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) travel to find heaven, but he must protect his son from a group of cannibals roaming the streets. 

In the end, the father dies. Will the son find good people and a safe place? With many nominations and 74% by Rotten Tomatoes, you can tell The Road is a good watch.

8.Train to Busan (2016)

  • Director: Yeon Sang-ho
  • Cast: Gong Yoo, Su-an Kim, Seong-kyeong
  • IMDb rating: 7.6/10

Our list of movies like A Quiet Place is incomplete with Train to Busan, and this movie will show you how much a father can do to protect his child.

Seok-woo (Gong Yoo), a divorced man who does not have time for his daughter Su-an (Su-an Kim) due to his work, offers to take her on her birthday to see her mother in Busan. 

Halfway through the journey, an abnormal virus that turns people into flesh-craving zombies spreads on the train.

Seok-woo has to sacrifice himself to protect his daughter and bring her to a safe place.

Train to Busan got up to 35 awards and 39 nominations; you will want to experience all the scenes.

Movie critics called Train to Busan the best zombie movie of all time. Rotten Tomatoes rated this movie 94%.

9. Us (2019)

  • Director: Jordan Peele
  • Cast: Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong’o, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex.
  • IMDb rating: 6.8/10

Us made it to our list of movies like A Quiet Place as it depicts family and the will to survive in a harsh or life-threatening situation.

Imagine every family member having a doppelgänger that terrorizes and threatens to kill them. 

This scenario describes the case of Gabe Wilson (Winston Duke), his wife Adelaide (Lupita Nyong’o), and their kids – Zora (Shahadi Wright Joseph) and Jason (Evan Alex) who went on a vacation in their lake house but ended up fighting for their lives with their doppelgängers. 

You can call Us a classic movie; it has 85 awards and 132 nominations. Rotten Tomatoes rated this movie 93%.

10. I Am Legend

  • Director: Francis Lawrence
  • Cast: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan.
  • IMDb rating: 7.2/10

A Quiet Place shows love and bravery among family members, and I Am Legend shows a strong trust and need for survival that can exist between man and his pet in a period of an apocalypse, hence the need to add it to the list of movies like A Quiet Place. 

The film is about a virus created to treat cancer, which later mutates into a plague, turning most people into monsters.

Only a few survivors exist; Robert Neville (Will Smith), a scientist, and his German Shepherd are among them. 

He tries to make an immune vaccine with his blood with the help of other survivors – Anna (Alice Braga) and her son Ethan (Charlie Tahan).

Will Robert protect his dog and create a vaccine? With 9 awards, 23 nominations, and a rating of 68% on Rotten Tomatoes, you would enjoy watching I Am Legend.

11.10 Cloverfield Lane

  • Director: Dan Trachtenberg
  • Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr.
  • IMDb rating: 7.2/10

After hearing reports of blackouts in some parts of the state and a car crash, Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) wakes up handcuffed to the cinder-block wall of an underground bunker.

Two men – Howard (John Goodman) and Emmett (John Gallagher Jr.), claimed they saved her both from the car crash and an alien attack that threatened human lives. 

Are these men telling the truth, or do they have a sinister motive? Will it be safer for Michelle inside the bunker or outside with the unknown force? 10 Cloverfield Lane is often mentioned in movies like A Quiet Place as it has psychological effects and monster flicks.

12. Crawl (2019)

  • Director: Alexandre Aja
  • Cast: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Morfydd Clark
  • IMDb rating: 6.1/10

This movie about family love and the need to survive made it to our list of movies like A Quiet Place.

Haley (Kaya Scodelario), a competitive swimmer, drives through the hurricane to check on her father, Dave (Barry Pepper). 

Both are trapped, but they do not have to worry only about the flood but alligators waiting to feed on them.

Can they stay safe from the rising water and avoid being eaten by the alligators? Crawl has 15 nominations and is rated 84% by Rotten Tomatoes.

13. The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)

  • Director: Colm McCarthy
  • Cast: Sennia Nanua, Paddy Considine, Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton.
  • IMDb rating: 6.6/10

This horror thriller is next on our list of movies like A Quiet Place.

A contagious fungal disease turns people into brain-dead flesh-eating zombies, and the only hope is a group of hybrid children with the urge to eat flesh but the ability to think and feel. 

They are locked in an army base and used for experiments by Dr. Caroline Caldwell (Glenn Close) for a possible antidote for the disease.

The teacher Helen Justineau (Gemma Arterton), forms a bond with an exceptional hybrid named Melanie (Sennia Nanua). 

Sgt. Eddie Parks (Paddy Considine) helps the trio to escape when zombies attack the army base.

Will they survive? What is unique about Melanie? With 12 nominations, 8 wins, and gory scenes, The Girl with All the Gifts will keep you thrilled and on your feet. Rotten Tomatoes rated this movie 85%.

14. The Impossible (2012)

  • Director: J. A. Bayona
  • Cast:
  • IMDb rating: 7.5/10

How can a family vacation turn into a chaotic situation that causes people to be apart?

Henry (Ewan McGregor), Maria (Naomi Watts), and their three kids – Lucas, Thomas, and Simon go to Thailand for their Christmas holidays. 

They were enjoying a perfect holiday on the coastline when a  deadly tsunami devastated the area.

Maria and Lucas are swept one way while the rest of the family is pushed to the other. Will they survive? Will they meet each other again?

The Impossible got 28 wins and 70 nominations, and you would be excited to find out the end. Rotten Tomatoes rated this movie 81%.

15. Lou (2022)

  • Director: Anna Foerster
  • Cast: Allison Janney, Jurnee Smollett, Ridley Asha Bateman.
  • IMDb rating: 6.1/10

Lou made it to our list of movies like A Quiet Place. Lou (Allison Janney) has managed to keep her dangerous past life behind and has lived a quiet life.

However, her quiet life is interrupted as a desperate mother (Jurnee Smollett) begs her to save her kidnapped daughter Vee (Ridley Asha Bateman) as a massive storm rages. This rescue will reveal shocking secrets about these women. 

Rotten Tomatoes rated this movie 69%. This action thriller film will give you an exciting experience like A Quiet Place.

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