10 Heart-Pounding Movies Like A Quiet Place to Stream While You Wait for the Sequel

A Quiet Place II is delayed by quarantine, but you can stream these movies right now.

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As the coronavirus continues to take a toll across the globe, many new movies have had their release dates pushed back or held indefinitely. A Quiet Place Part II, the highly-anticipated sequel to A Quiet Place, has been delayed until a tentative release date of September 4th, 2020. Thankfully, these ten movies like A Quiet Place are available to stream right now from home. 

A Quiet Place is a tense sci-fi horror film that follows the Abbott family—Lee (John Krasinski), Evelyn (Emily Blunt), Regan (Millicent Simmonds), and Marcus (Noah Jupe)—as they fight for survival against a terrifying alien threat. 

These extraterrestrial invaders have a keen sense of hearing, and the smallest sound causes them to strike lethal blows. Luckily, the Abbott family has the advantage of knowing sign language, as daughter Regan is Deaf. But that doesn’t mean that the slightest mishap can’t cause everything to fall apart.

If you’re looking for more alien horrors and nail-biting science fiction, these movies are the perfect way to pass the time until A Quiet Place Part II

The Silence

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This Netflix original shares a lot of similarities with A Quiet Place, though it adds an extra cultish twist. Based on the novel of the same name by Tim Lebbon, it follows a Deaf teenage girl, Ally (Kiernan Shipka), and her family. 

They must fight to survive when Earth is infested by vicious flying reptilian creatures. However, when an ominous cult called 'The Hushed' takes an interest in Ally, the family discovers the worst dangers of their new world are human. 

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Bird Box

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Utilizing a different kind of sensory deprivation, this film based off the novel of the same name by Josh Malerman centers around creatures that attack using sight. 

Malorie (Sandra Bullock) is left to navigate a strange post-apocalyptic world while keeping two young children safe. Five years ago, vicious creatures invaded Earth—creatures that cause humans to kill themselves if they set eyes on them. 

Armed with a blindfold and memories of loss, Malorie ventures out to find refuge.

Pitch Black

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Richard B. Riddick (Vin Diesel) is a criminal being transported via spacecraft to a new prison. However, when debris damages the ship he’s on, the craft must make an emergency landing on a mysterious desert planet. 

When the survivors of the crash discover that the planet is inhabited by deadly creatures who only hunt in the absolute dark of night, Riddick’s plans to escape are waylaid in his efforts to keep himself and the group alive. But this bright planet is about to sink into a month-long eclipse...

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War of the Worlds

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This 2005 loose adaptation of H.G. Wells' novel of the same name features not only the terrifying alien invasion, but the high stakes family drama that makes A Quiet Place an edge-of-your-seat flick. 

Dock worker Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise) fights to reunite his estranged children, Robbie (Justin Chatwin) and Rachel (Dakota Fanning), with their mother (Miranda Otto) as brutal aliens invade major cities all around the globe. 

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10 Cloverfield Lane

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A standalone sequel to the original Cloverfield, this movie follows Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) as she gets into a car accident driving through rural Louisiana. When she regains consciousness after the crash, she’s in a strange bunker with two men: Emmett (John Gallagher Jr.) and Howard (John Goodman). 

Michelle is told that the world outside the safety of their shelter is undergoing a chemical attack. But is the danger out there something far more sinister, or is the real danger coming from inside?

The Mist

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Based off of the book of the same name by Stephen King, this film follows the wake of a bizarre storm. 

As the townspeople of Bridgton, Maine flock to the supermarket for supplies in the ensuing blackout, a supernatural mist falls over the town, obscuring the vicious Lovecraftian monsters that came with it. 

David Drayton (Thomas Jane) fights to keep his son Billy (Nathan Gamble) safe from the chaos, but as tensions rise among the survivors, that’s easier said than done. In contrast to the monstrous threat outside of the store, Mrs. Carmody (Marcia Gay Harden) poses a zealous religious danger as she preaches God’s wrath.

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The Thing

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This science fiction horror classic is based on the John W. Campbell novella Who Goes There? 

After a strange and lethal incident, a group of Americans—including pilot RJ MacReady (Kurt Russel)— in Antarctica discover malformed human-like remains, which they take back to their research base. 

Soon after, they realize a shape-shifting creature is among them. With an alien capable of perfect imitations, will the survivors be able to tell who they can trust? Or will this Thing scheme its way out into humanity?

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Tremors

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Comedy meets horror in this endearing 1990s flick. In a small Nevada town, a string of unusual deaths coincides with concerning readings gathered by seismologist Rhonda LeBeck (Finn Carter). 

As gargantuan flesh-eating worm monsters spring from the ground, handymen Val (Kevin Bacon) and Earl (Fred Ward) team up with Rhonda and two survivalists (Michael Gross and Reba McEntire) to fight for their lives. 

With their town cut off from the outside world, the only option is to kill the creatures that lurk below the ground.

Dreamcatcher

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Based on yet another Stephen King novel of the same name, this film follows a group of friends—Henry (Thomas Jane), Beaver (Jason Lee), Jonesy (Damian Lewis), and Pete (Timothy Olyphant)—as they embark on their annual camping trip. 

But these are no ordinary friends: as children they acquired telepathic powers. And this is no ordinary camping trip—the town they’re in is overrun by gruesome parasitic aliens. 

While the friends attempt to push back the extraterrestrial threat, a military force led by Col. Abraham Curtis (Morgan Freeman) threatens everything with his plan for containment.

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Life

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While this 2017 film doesn’t take place on Earth, our planet is the newest target of this movie's threat. In the near future, crew members aboard the International Space Station intercept a probe from Mars containing a soil sample. 

Dr. Jordan (Jake Gyllenhaal), Dr. North (Rebecca Ferguson), Dr. Derry (Ariyon Bakare), Rory Adams (Ryan Reynolds), Sho Murakami (Hiroyuki Sanada), and Ekaterina Golovkina (Olga Dihovichnaya) soon discover that the soil contains a multi-celled organism. The organism wiped out all life on Mars, and if the crew don’t stop it, Earth is next.

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