MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 1,310 this week

Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  24 February 2012 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 25,240 users   Metascore: 54/100
Reviews: 230 user | 85 critic | 5 from Metacritic.com

When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight unlikely high school teenagers band together to fight.

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 21 Feb 2011
 
a list of 37 titles
created 27 Nov 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 14 Dec 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 02 Feb 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 09 Mar 2012
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)

Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tomorrow, When the War Began.

User Polls

8 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Red Dawn (2012)
Action | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.

Director: Dan Bradley
Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas, Josh Hutcherson
The Mapmaker (2011)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

When Rowan and Isabel return to the coastline where they spent a blissful summer, almost fifty years before, it's with a very different purpose. Isabel is dying; she wants it to be here, ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Johnson
Stars: Jenny Agutter, Charles Dance, Harry Eden
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

When Laxmi, headmistress of a small orphanage in Nepal, is visited by a rich socialite attempting to fix her image through charitable acts, a chain of events is set in motion that affects ... See full summary »

Director: Rick McFarland
Stars: Rachel Hurd-Wood, Gunner Wright, Suesha Rana
All I Need (2014)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An insecure young woman must overcome her captor to save her own life, all the while not knowing the sinister reason she's really being held.

Director: Dylan K. Narang
Stars: Caitlin Stasey, Rachel Melvin, Melanie Avalon
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A rebel girl signs up a group of cheerleaders to help her take down the captain of their high school football team, but a supernatural turn of events thrusts the girls into a different battle.

Directors: Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson
Stars: Sidney Allison, Charon R. Arnold, Shay Astar
Bait III (2012)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building - along with 12-foot Great White Sharks.

Director: Kimble Rendall
Stars: Richard Brancatisano, Xavier Samuel, Chris Betts
Red Dawn (1984)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers bands together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.

Director: John Milius
Stars: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson
Action | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Frankenstein's creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans.

Director: Stuart Beattie
Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Miranda Otto
Puberty Blues (TV Series 2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

In the late 1970s, Debbie and Sue are inseparable teenage girls.

Stars: Brenna Harding, Ashleigh Cummings, Sean Keenan
Hideaways (2011)
Fantasy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

James Furlong, motherless, discovered an extraordinary gift by accident which caused the death of his father and his grandmother.

Director: Agnès Merlet
Stars: Rachel Hurd-Wood, Harry Treadaway, Thomas Brodie-Sangster
Action | Adventure | War

The group is in a state of depression. They spend most of the time in Hell whilst the war rages on outside in Wirrawee and Australia. With relationships beginning to grow and conflicts ... See full summary »

Action

The gang regroup and come back stronger than ever. They decimate the enemy and forge a new beginning for their country

Director: Stuart Beattie
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Chris Lang (as Andy Ryan)
...
Dr. Clements
Don Halbert ...
Mr. Linton
...
Mrs. Linton
Stephen Bourke ...
Police Officer
Kelly Butler ...
Mrs. Maxwell
Julia Yon ...
Mrs. Takkam
Dane Carson ...
Mr. Mathers
Edit

Storyline

Seven Australian teenage friends from a small town go on a camping trip to be with nature. During their trip, they see military aircraft fly overhead. What they didn't know was their country was being invaded by another country. Returning home, they discover that they are at war. With no training, they band together to fight the enemy. Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Where Were You When Everything Changed?

Genres:

Action | Adventure | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 February 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Guerreiros do Amanhã  »

Box Office

Budget:

AUD 25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£85,841 (UK) (8 April 2011)

Gross:

£85,841 (UK) (8 April 2011)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The highest grossing Australian movie of 2010, with over $13,000,000. See more »

Goofs

During the garbage truck chase, many lights can be seen on in the windows of numerous businesses lining the streets, as well as various illuminated signs in the background of several shots, despite the fact that the power is supposed to be out in town, and that most of the invasion took place during the day when no lights would be on. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ellie Linton: We're not going to hold back. Recording it like this, it's um, it's so important to us. I guess it's our way of telling us that things matter. That we mean something. Maybe... some of the things we've done... The friends that we've lost, hopefully it all makes a difference somehow.
[regaining her composure]
Ellie Linton: There's only one way to do this. And that's to go back to where this all began.
See more »

Connections

Followed by Tomorrow, When the War Began 2 See more »

Soundtracks

Steer
Written & Performed by Missy Higgins
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Fantastic adaption.......congratulations!
8 August 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I've just finished watching the world premiere of "Tomorrow When the War Began" in Sydney with my son. We've both read the complete "Tomorrow" book series, which we loved - so we went expecting the movie to not live up to the book because movies generally don't, do they? Well, we were really pleasantly surprised as this movie is a wonderful adaption.

A great cast of "unknowns" become the characters we know and love. They did a fabulous job of capturing the essence of the book with the right balance of action, character development and teenage romance. It really is a fantastic effort and I would be very surprised if this film doesn't smash it at the box office.

We both wanted to sit there and watch it all over again!


147 of 255 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Pretty much Red Dawn 2.0 DesterWallaboo
100 things I learned from Tomorrow, When the War Began rcsf_randy
Prettiest girl in movie? stupid_cupid-280-602815
An American version? grifprod
Exact location of 'Hell' (main campsite) Rewind_101
A great kids movie, fun for the family starcraftbw88
Discuss Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?