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, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, contamination, chase, quarantine, conspiracy, radiation, apocalypse, survival, race against time, corporate crime, corporate crimes, car chase, catastrophe, heroes, memory loss, life is a bitch, nuclear holocaust, escapades, chaos, workplace intrigue, dishonesty, uncover truth, nuclear waste, escape, truck ...
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, exciting and tense films with plots about danger, disaster, catastrophe, escapades, race against time, chaos and chases and races mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Chain Reaction: Contagion (2002), Descent (2005), On the Beach (2000), Where Have All the People Gone (1974), Arctic Blast (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, terrorism, survival, undercover, state affairs, race against time, bio weapon, plague, chaos, quarantine, antidote, disaster ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 3.4
 978
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, exciting, captivating, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, race against time, burned alive, trespassing, heroes, save the world, chaos, heroic mission, volcano, dishonesty, forces of nature, lava ...
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.9
 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: nuclear war, submarine, save the world, apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, heroic mission, survival, atomic bomb, race against time, post nuclear, nuclear, navy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, catastrophe, survival, demolished city, nuclear holocaust, chaos, supernatural, escapades, life is a bitch, distopia, forces of nature, family life ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 3.8
 4K
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, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, solar eclipse, ecological disaster, freezing, save the world, survival, forces of nature, chaos and mayhem, race against time, extinction, obsessive quest, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, usa, tasmania
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, save the world, survival, apocalypse, heroic mission, hurricane, race against time, journalism, adventure, forces of nature, chaos, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: supernatural, survival, race against time, life is a bitch, save the world, terminal illness, plague, chaos, future dystopia, escapades, isolation, disaster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, bleak, suspenseful, rough, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: earthquake, rescue, desert, chaos and mayhem, survival, apocalypse, life is a bitch, rivalry, adventure, battles, prison, martial arts ...
Time: future, near future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 3.0
 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: serious, exciting, bleak, tense, suspense ...
Plot: earthquake, disaster, forces of nature, race against time, destruction, apocalypse, adventure, chaos, end of the world, save the planet, natural disaster, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, survival, chaos, save the world, forces of nature, collision, disaster, doomsday, tsunami, escapades, race against time ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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: suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, survival, race against time, astronomer, adventure, apocalypse, heroic mission, save the planet, government agency, escapades, universe, car accident ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia, africa, pentagon, taj mahal, sahara ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 3.1
 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: technology gone awry, forces of nature, undercover, heroes, adventure, chaos, escapades, save the world, save the planet, conspiracy, nuclear, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.7
 675
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, rescue, heroic mission, military life, survival, leadership, undercover, race against time, rivalry, military, government agency, battles ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Left Behind: 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, save the world, leadership, survival, political conspiracy, race against time, state affairs, life is a bitch, society, government agency, chaos, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary, future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Illegal experimentation accidentally rips open a previously unknown hidden magma reserve directly under Manhattan!
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, save the day, rescue, forces of nature, adventure, experiment gone awry, volcano, disaster, race against time, undercover, conspiracy, secret project ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: survival, save the day, rescue, save the world, apocalypse, forces of nature, race against time, disaster, earthquake, husband wife relationship, ice, space and aliens ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, family relations, forces of nature, adventure, race against time, rescue, parents and children, small town, escapades, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, suspenseful, bleak, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, disaster, catastrophe, adventure, future dystopia, teenage life, chaos, heroes, space and aliens, escapades ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 6.5
 846
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, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, disaster, mountain, escape, fascism, cooking and food, chaos, nuclear holocaust, tunnel, mentally unstable, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 3.2
 2K
Zodiac (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A 2,000-year-old astrology board possesses deadly powers that threaten the fate of humanity.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating
Plot: disaster, survival, chaos, riddles and clues, race against time, ancient mystery, small town, parents and children, forces of nature, family relations, escapades, save the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, futuristic, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: future dystopia, virus, survival, chaos, investigation, life is a bitch, quarantine, race against time, catastrophe, plague, fantasy world, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: boston, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.5
 2K
Earthstorm (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A massive asteroid impact on the moon begins causing storms on earth due to the sudden changes in ocean tides. But when further examination is conducted it's discovered that the moon's structure is now entirely unstable -- threatening all ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: moon, space travel, race against time, space and aliens, adventure, apocalypse, ocean, chaos, save the world, heroes, disaster, astronomer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico city, chicago illinois, florida, boston, baltimore ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Meteor Apocalypse (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A gigantic meteors enters Earth's orbit and begins to disintegrate, showering the entire planet with debris.
Style: exciting, bleak, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, meteor shower, asteroid, apocalypse, space and aliens, earth, race against time, chaos, heroes, adventure, society, bible ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Exploding Sun (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The world watches in awe as the Roebling Clipper is launched into space. Using state-of-the-art scalar engines to fly around the Moon and back in just hours, the maiden voyage of the first-ever trans-lunar passenger ship is about to make history. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: disaster, spacecraft, survival, space travel, save the world, chaos, technology gone awry, race against time, spouse in danger, outer space, escapades, sun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, suspenseful, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, androids and robots, evil alien, apocalypse, space travel, save the world, a.i., man versus machine, catastrophe, heroes, escapades, race against time ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
100 Degrees Below Zero (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After freak climate and weather events destroy the world around them, a group of rogue scientists attempt to reverse the deadly new ice age.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Plot: disaster, forces of nature, apocalypse, rescue, chaos, escapades, climate change, snow, evacuation, scientist, volcano, natural disaster ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, europe, iceland, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: chaos, technology gone awry, apocalypse, race against time, terrorism, disaster, scientist, destruction, save the planet, catastrophe, distopia, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, switzerland, barcelona, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.4
 432
Tidal Wave (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Racked by earthquakes and volcanos, Japan is slowly sinking into the sea. A race against time and tide begins as Americans and Japanese work together to salvage some fraction of the disappearing Japan
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: tsunami, disaster, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature, catastrophe, evacuation, chaos, race against time, escapades, rescue, survival, planet earth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: asia, japan, tokyo, australia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: radiation, black market, plutonium, terminal illness, manhunt, life is a bitch, uncover truth, dishonesty, race against time, contamination, radiation poisoning, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Apocalypse (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In this epic disaster film of faith, a mother and father search for their only child as a giant asteroid headed for Earth triggers a series of apocalyptic events.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, apocalypse, adventure, tornado, escapades, race against time, missing child, parents and children, forces of nature, catastrophe, chaos, asteroid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%