Movies like The Chain Reaction

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The Chain Reaction (1980)
 5.4
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The Chain Reaction (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Contaminated by a nuclear-plant spill, an Australian worker hides with a woman and tries to warn the public.
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, catastrophe, contamination, radiation, chase, quarantine, conspiracy, apocalypse, survival, danger, race against time, corporate crimes, heroes, memory loss, life is a bitch, workplace intrigue, nuclear holocaust, chases and races, dishonesty, chaos, escapades, uncover truth, earthquake, truck, hostage ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia

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Most similar movies to The Chain Reaction

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, bleak and exciting films with plots about danger, chases and races, heroes, escapades, catastrophe, chaos and race against time mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Chain Reaction: Contagion (2002), On the Beach (2000), Descent (2005), Where Have All the People Gone (1974), The Last Patrol (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.0
 668
Contagion (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 21st Century, terrorists have developed a new way to strike: disease. Not only have they created a deadly Level Four Ebola virus, their first victim is the President of the United States. The virus is particularly contagious and is spreading. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, survival, terrorism, state affairs, bio weapon, plague, deadly, undercover, race against time, danger, chaos, antidote ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
 4K
On the Beach (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The world has finally managed to blow itself up and only Australia has been spared from nuclear destruction and a gigantic wave of radiation is floating in on the breezes. One American sub located in the Pacific has survived and is met with disdain ...
Style: tense, serious, suspense, exciting, gloomy ...
Plot: apocalypse, heroic mission, survival, race against time, save the world, nuclear, chaos, navy, danger, adventure, radiation, ocean or sea ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 3.3
 834
Descent (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When cracks in the Earth's crust large enough to swallow a city block appear, a team of scientists must go deep into the Earth to find a way to stop the destruction.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, volcano, burned alive, trespassing, heroes, chaos, save the world, heroic mission, forces of nature, dishonesty, danger, catastrophe ...
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Where Have All the People Gone (1974)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A strange series of solar flares proves fatal for inhabitants of the Earth, except for the fortunate few who are somehow immune from the effects. Animals go insane and human beings turn to white powder, leaving behind only empty clothing. A handful ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, catastrophe, distopia, escapades, danger, life is a bitch, chases and races, supernatural, family life, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature, demolished city ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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The Last Patrol (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a massive earthquake destroys Los Angeles, a new order is formed. But disagreement among the ranks leads to more war and disruption, and The Last Patrol must bring order if there's to be any hope for the future.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: earthquake, rescue, desert, survival, chaos and mayhem, rivalry, danger, life is a bitch, apocalypse, adventure, battle, battles ...
Time: future, near future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Category 6: Day of Destruction (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Three tornadoes converge to wreak havoc on Chicago, disrupting the power grid and creating the worst super-storm in history: a category 6 twister.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, heroic mission, survival, save the world, forces of nature, chaos, journalism, danger, adventure, race against time, catastrophe, hurricane ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.7
 573
Tides of War (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the cold, dark waters off North Korea a U.S. Navy fast attack submarine meets with a mysterious disaster - it's attacked and nearly sunk by an ominous stealth submarine resulting in the deaths of the Executive Officer and the Engineering ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, military life, survival, heroic mission, undercover, rivalry, government agency, leadership, race against time, rescue, military, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, korea, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 2.9
 1K
Deep Core (2000)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A powerful laser machine rips the core of the earth causing earthquakes and tsunamis, and only one man and his team can save the planet from destruction. Will they succeed? Action, suspense and disaster for fans of the genre.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, adventure, heroes, undercover, forces of nature, technology gone awry, chaos, escapades, save the world, save the planet, conspiracy, nuclear ...
Time: 90s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Quantum Apocalypse (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of talented but rebellious 'rock-star scientists' find themselves in a race against time to save Earth when a comet makes an unexpected turn towards our blue planet where all life may cease to exist within days if our small town ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, danger, survival, forces of nature, chaos, collision, save the world, doomsday, tsunami, escapades, race against time ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.7
 2K
Supernova (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A international science conference is held in Australia when Dr. Austin Shepard mysteriously disappears Dr. Shepard's colleague, Christopher Richardson and other people are soon faced with the reality of an impending crisis and an attempt to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, chaos, apocalypse, race against time, danger, adventure, government agency, save the planet, heroic mission, car accident, universe, astronomer ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia, africa, taj mahal, pentagon, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.0
 755
Toxic Skies (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A doctor must find a cure for a viral epidemic that is spreading through vapors from jets.
Style: scary, exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: survival, race against time, life is a bitch, save the world, supernatural, future dystopia, plague, terminal illness, chaos, escapades, danger, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Adrenalin: Fear the Rush (1996)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In a not-too-distant future, a lethal virus sweeps across Europe, prompting the creation of quarantine refugee camps in the United States. Police officers Delon (Natasha Henstridge) and Lemieux (Christopher Lambert) learn of a grisly murder in the ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, rough, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: future dystopia, virus, survival, chaos, danger, investigation, life is a bitch, quarantine, race against time, catastrophe, plague, fantasy world ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: boston, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Left Behind III: World at War (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A year and a half ago the world was hit with the biggest catastrophe it had ever seen. Without warning and without explanation, hundreds of millions of people simply vanished off the face of the earth. The world was in chaos like it had never been ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, futuristic, suspense, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, political conspiracy, leadership, save the world, society, danger, race against time, state affairs, government agency, life is a bitch, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Illegal experimentation accidentally rips open a previously unknown hidden magma reserve directly under Manhattan!
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: save the day, survival, rescue, danger, adventure, forces of nature, experiment gone awry, race against time, undercover, catastrophe, volcano, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Day the Earth Stopped (2008)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Hundreds of massive intergalactic robots appear in all of the world's major capitals with an ultimatum: Prove the value of human civilization or be destroyed.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, apocalypse, androids and robots, save the world, a.i., evil alien, danger, man versus machine, imaginary, heroes, rivalry, benign alien ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.1
 587
Deadland (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the radiation-infected aftermath of World War III, one man's desperate attempt to find his wife in the wastelands that were once the United States inspires his fellow survivors to fight for humanity. The bomb has dropped, and in the blink of ...
Style: suspense, captivating, psychological, tense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, missing person, chaos, danger, apocalypse, society, life is a bitch, escapades, plague, journey, murder, violence ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Defense Condition 4 (1985)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two men and a woman circle the globe in a satellite armed with a nuclear device. The third world war breaks out, and a few months later the satellite crashes. They survive the crash but one man gets killed by survivors and the other man gets caught. ...
Style: serious, exciting, bleak, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, catastrophe, adventure, teenage life, future dystopia, save the world, rivalry, heroes, imaginary, escapades ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 685
Malevil (1981)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In southern France, in a quite little town, the mayor, who also owns a castle with some cattle, is in the wine cellar with some other people: the pharmacist, the veterinary, and some of his employees. As they are drinking wine, they hear a terrible ...
Style: serious, exciting, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, mentally unstable, leadership, escapades, society, danger, starting over, escape, train, apocalypse, isolation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.9
 3K
Arctic Blast (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a solar eclipse sends a colossal blast of super chilled air towards the earth, it then sets off a catastrophic chain of events that threatens to engulf the world in ice and begin a new Ice Age.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, disaster movie, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: solar eclipse, global warming, save the world, survival, forces of nature, ecological disaster, ice age, evacuation, chaos, extinction, danger, contingency plan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Lightning: Fire from the Sky (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Overwhelmed by a disastrous lightning storm that his son predicted, a man must learn to trust his son in order to save his family and the whole community.
Style: serious, suspense, captivating
Plot: apocalypse, survival, save the day, rescue, danger, adventure, race against time, family relations, forces of nature, heroes, parents and children, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 44K
The Rover (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his car through the lawless wasteland of the Australian outback, aided by the brother of one of the thieves.
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: wilderness, theft, desert, car chase, crime, dog, on the road, car accident, small town, vengeance, future dystopia, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.7
 2K
Avalanche (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The vacationers at a winter wonderland struggle to survive after an avalanche of snow crashes into their ski resort. Their holiday then turns into a game of survival.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: avalanche, rescue, snow, catastrophe, ski resort, snowmobile, danger, survival, winter, daring rescue, forces of nature, save the day ...
Time: 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.1
 1K
Alien Agent (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A lawman from another galaxy must stop an invading force from building a gateway to planet Earth.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, touching
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, alien invasion, escapades, save the world, space and aliens, heroic mission, battles, unlikely partners, evil alien, heroes, danger, race against time ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Last Seven (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Seven strangers wake up on the deserted streets of London with no knowledge of how they got there. Before long someone -or something - is picking them off, one by one....
Style: bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, apocalypse, survival, chaos, danger, life is a bitch, future dystopia, escapades, uncover truth, graphic violence, urban, global warming ...
Time: future
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Annihilation Earth (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two scientists fight to save the planet after a group of terrorists destroy a particle accelerator.
Style: tense, exciting, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: apocalypse, technology gone awry, chaos, danger, race against time, terrorism, catastrophe, destruction, scientist, save the planet, distopia, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, switzerland, barcelona, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.1
 2K
MegaFault (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crack in the world has started... we have 24 hours to stop it.
Style: bleak, serious, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Plot: earthquake, race against time, danger, forces of nature, destruction, apocalypse, adventure, chaos, disaster film, end of the world, save the planet, natural disaster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Absolute Zero (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: INTER SCI climatologist Dr. David Kotzman has evidence that a shift in the Earth's polarity triggered the last Ice Age...in a single day. Now, it's happening again, and there's no time to escape. As the temperature plummets, Miami is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, disturbing, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, forces of nature, apocalypse, save the day, save the world, rescue, race against time, ice, husband wife relationship, earthquake, time travel, aging ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 2.9
 536
Gangland (2001)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, an evil pack of outlaws is systematically turning civilians into prisoners and slaves. Worse yet, the spread of a terrifying deadly flesh-eating virus threatens to destroy all of humanity. As good and evil ...
Style: futuristic, rough, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, danger, against humanity, gang, rivalry, heroes, save the world, plague, apocalypse, survival, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 4K
Pu-239 (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A worker at a Russian nuclear facility gets exposed to a lethal dose of radiation. In order to provide for his family, he steals some plutonium and sets out to sell it on Moscow's black market with the help of an incompetent criminal.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: black market, radiation, danger, terminal illness, plutonium, manhunt, uncover truth, life is a bitch, race against time, dishonesty, contamination, radiation poisoning ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.2
 3K
Absolon (2003)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the near future, a virus has infected everyone on the planet, and Absolon is a drug that everyone must take to stay alive. One corporation controls the drug. Murchison is the leader of this firm. A scientist who was researching the virus is found ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pandemic, disorder, chaos, plague, uncover truth, fighting the system, undercover, danger, life is a bitch, save the world, dishonesty, heroic mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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