Movies like The Chain Reaction

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The Chain Reaction (1980)
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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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, 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, female nudity, gun ...
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 suspenseful, serious, bleak and rough films with plots about danger, chases and races, escapades, heroes, chaos, survival and race against time mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like The Chain Reaction: On the Beach (2000), Contagion (2002), Where Have All the People Gone (1974), Deadland (2009), The Last Patrol (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, save the world, race against time, navy, danger, adventure, chaos, nuclear, ocean or sea, submarine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.0
 622
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, serious, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly, race against time, danger, antidote, survival, good versus evil, save the world, undercover, bio weapon, quarantine, chaos, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: bleak, serious, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, supernatural, chaos, danger, nuclear holocaust, family life, chases and races, chaos and mayhem, escapades, forces of nature, life is a bitch, demolished city ...
Time: 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.1
 575
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: serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, missing person, survival, life is a bitch, heroes, escapades, chases and races, future dystopia, society, danger, apocalypse, lost love ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: earthquake, rescue, desert, chaos and mayhem, survival, rivalry, apocalypse, danger, life is a bitch, battle, martial arts, prison ...
Time: future, near future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, survival, danger, chaos, collision, forces of nature, save the world, doomsday, tsunami, race against time, mars ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.2
 209
Warlords (1988)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a brutal, radioactive future, fearless warrior Dow (David Carradine) is humanity's last hope against the Warlord and his mutant hordes. With the gorgeous, deadly Danny (Dawn Wildsmith) and the strange Ammo at his side, Dow makes desperate ...
Style: bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, desert, deadly, against the odds, soldier, chase, rivalry, danger, injustice, society, chaos, apocalypse ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, escapades, save the world, battles, space and aliens, heroic mission, unlikely partners, heroes, danger, race against time, evil alien, tough guy ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 6.8
 5K
Flu (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Infected through the respiratory system, there is a new kind of disease that kills in 36 hours once infected. The people of the city struggle to survive this. The worst epidemic ever seen is sweeping through Bundang, the suburb of Seoul. After ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, bleak
Plot: plague, survival, infected, epidemic, quarantine, chaos, race against time, life is a bitch, deadly, virus, firefighter, deadly virus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, undercover, adventure, heroes, technology gone awry, forces of nature, escapades, chaos, save the world, save the planet, conspiracy, nuclear weapon ...
Time: 90s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: futuristic, bleak, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, apocalypse, adventure, danger, society, imaginary, future dystopia, teenage life, confined, space and aliens, chases and races, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 550
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: exciting, suspenseful, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, starting over, fascism, escapades, heroes, confined, isolation, danger, tunnel, apocalypse, chaos, train ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: survival, save the day, undercover, rescue, danger, forces of nature, experiment gone awry, race against time, volcano, secret project, conspiracy, secret identity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pandemic, danger, plague, undercover, chaos, fighting the system, disorder, uncover truth, heroic mission, experiment gone awry, life is a bitch, save the world ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.7
 520
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, bleak, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, heroes, escapades, chases and races, war, secret agents, rescue, ship, underwater, survival, danger, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: bleak, suspenseful, futuristic, suspense, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, save the world, political conspiracy, leadership, survival, society, chaos, state affairs, life is a bitch, heroic mission, government agency, danger ...
Time: contemporary, future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: serious, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ice, survival, save the day, forces of nature, rescue, apocalypse, save the world, race against time, husband wife relationship, earthquake, time travel, aging ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 179K
Mad Max (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.
Style: serious, offbeat, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, chase, car chase, vengeance, violence spree, deadly, chases and races, danger, chaos, motorcycle chase, society, crimes ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.6
 220
Fatal Conflict (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Czech Republic, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a lawless futuristic society, a rebel must prevent a tandem of renegades from destroying Los Angeles. An ex-star pilot is forced to stop a mad criminal and his gang after they've hi-jacked a huge space freighter with the intent of crashing ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, crimes, heroic mission, race against time, danger, deadly, confined, escapades, heroes, chases and races, vengeance, psychopath ...
Time: 90s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: solar eclipse, global warming, evacuation, save the world, extinction, contingency plan, survival, ecological disaster, chaos, demolished city, chases and races, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.3
 765
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: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, volcano, trespassing, burned alive, dishonesty, save the world, heroes, forces of nature, chases and races, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, danger ...
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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
Plot: race against time, quarantine, plague, virus, crimes, chaos and mayhem, heroes, partners against crime, future dystopia, rivalry, track down, law enforcement ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: boston, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, androids and robots, life is a bitch, chaos, mental institution, rivalry, time travel, man versus machine, evil alien, alien encounter, save the world ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 4.3
 327
Devil Winds (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A brilliant meteorologist returns to his hometown in Oklahoma to try to stop the biggest tornado ever.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, car chase, obsessive quest, a.i., dealing with death, crimes, heroes, laboratory, haunted by the past, adventure, save the day, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.3
 542
Stryker (1983)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Philippines
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The world's water supply has dried up due to some sort of apocalypse. A beautiful woman holds the secret to where one of the last springs being guarded by a group of Amazons. A "Road Warrior" like crew captures her and tries to make ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: water, violence, battles, society, survival, chaos, uninhibited rivalry, future dystopia, life is a bitch, apocalypse, rivalry, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Dead End Drive-In (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the near future, drive-in theatres are turned into concentration camps for the undesirable and unemployed. The prisoners don't really care to escape because they are fed and they have a place to live which is, in most cases, probably better ...
Style: serious, bleak, futuristic, suspenseful
Plot: electric fence, surrealism, tow truck, concentration camp, life is a bitch, social misfits, criminal heroes, confined, chaos and mayhem, anti heroes, heroes, fugitives ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, realistic, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: avalanche, rescue, snow, ski resort, ambulance, snowmobile, survival, danger, winter, save the day, daring rescue, forces of nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, race against time, danger, astronomer, survival, apocalypse, government agency, heroes, heroic mission, save the planet, adventure, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia, africa, pentagon, taj mahal, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.5
 281
Storm Trooper (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Shortly after murdering her abusive husband, a woman (Carol Alt) takes an injured stranger into her home. She soon discovers the stranger is a cyborg. He then persuades her to help him flee from a mysterious gang of armed men who soon …
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, on the run, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, danger, police corruption, imaginary, escapades, life is a bitch, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Siege of the Dead (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 63 min.
Story: When lovelorn Michael arrives in Berlin to return a set of keys to his ex-girlfriend, Gabi, as an excuse to see her again, he finds her apartment empty save for a couple of plumbers making repairs to the central heating. Just as Michael learns from ...
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, zombie, apocalypse, virus, deadly virus, deadly, chaos, danger, life is a bitch, partners, fear, rage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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