Movies like Contagion

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Contagion (2011)
 6.7
 275K
Contagion (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, suspense, tense, emotional, serious, disturbing, medical drama, apocalyptic, cult film ...
Plot: virus, epidemic, plague, pandemic, quarantine, infected, infection, fate of humanity, scientist, chaos and mayhem, hysteria, survival, deadly virus, vaccine, power of media, research, death, paranoia, cure, media coverage, health situation, humanity, science, father daughter relationship, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: usa, asia, london, chicago illinois, hong kong, san francisco, geneva switzerland ...

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Most similar movies to Contagion

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and tense films with plots about virus, danger, survival, death, catastrophe, plague and epidemic mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Contagion: Outbreak (1995), Flu (2013), Carriers (2009), World War Z (2013), Containment (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 117K
Outbreak (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A deadly airborne virus finds its way into the USA and starts killing off people at an epidemic rate. Col Sam Daniels' job is to stop the virus spreading from a small town, which must be quarantined, and to prevent an over reaction by the White ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, quarantine, epidemic, research, biological warfare, bio weapon, monkey, danger, deadly virus, antidote, heroes, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, year 1967, year 1995, 1990s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, africa, california, san francisco, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.7
 10K
Flu (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
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: epidemic, plague, deadly virus, survival, deadly, infected, chaos, quarantine, virus, race against time, life is a bitch, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, south korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.0
 43K
Carriers (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Four friends fleeing a viral pandemic soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus.A deadly virus has spread across the globe. Contagion is everywhere, no one is safe and no one can be trusted. Four young attractive people race through the back ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, virus, infection, biohazard, pandemic, post apocalypse, plague, post apocalyptic, desperation, deadly virus, trust, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 590K
World War Z (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Malta
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, epic, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, save the world, scientist, plague, deadly virus, end of the world, infected, asthma, chaos, un ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: new jersey, philadelphia, israel, moscow russia, north korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 7.2
 10K
Containment (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An epidemic breaks out in Atlanta leaving the large city quarantined and those stuck on the inside fighting for their lives. This is the story of loved ones torn apart, and how the society that grows inside the quarantine reveals both the devolution ...
Style: serious, tense, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: epidemic, quarantine, virus, tragic event, doctor, death, society, vaccine, trapped, conspiracy theory, murder, blood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.2
 675K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, plague, loneliness, future dystopia, isolation, experiment, heroes, quarantine, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 8K
Viral (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Following the outbreak of a virus that wipes out the majority of the human population, a young woman documents her family's new life in quarantine and tries to protect her infected sister.
Style: suspense, bloody, suspenseful, brutal, bleak
Plot: virus, infection, quarantine, disease, infected, fate of humanity, sister sister relationship, gas mask, humanity in peril, outburst, survival, mutation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
28 Days Later... (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, virus, apocalypse, epidemic, survival, plague, post apocalypse, fear, rage, infected, research, quarantine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, manchester, manchester england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 6K
The Hot Zone (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 277 min.
Story: Heroic U.S. Army scientist Dr. Nancy Jaax, working with a secret military specialized team, puts her life on the line to head off an Ebola outbreak before it spread to the human population.
Style: macabre, stylized, rough, suspenseful, based on true events ...
Plot: virus, research, military, infection, disease, scientist, fear, female protagonist, death, doctor, victim, quarantine ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: africa, washington d.c., texas, virginia, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 74K
The Strain (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient ...
Style: scary, captivating, suspenseful, serious, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, infected, survival, deadly virus, good versus evil, save the world, chaos and mayhem, fate of humanity, plague, supernatural, chaos, professor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 110K
The Crazies (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four friends find themselves trapped in their small hometown after they discover their friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: insanity, plague, infected, quarantine, survival, deadly virus, chaos and mayhem, chaos, danger, bio weapon, isolation, escape ...
Place: iowa, usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 11K
The Crazies (1973)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Citizens of a small town are infected by a biological weapon that causes its victims to become violently insane. As uninfected citizens struggle to survive, the military readies its own response.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, virus, epidemic, quarantine, bio weapon, survival, danger, rescue, on the run, race against time, scientist, cure ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, asia, usa, vietnam, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 28K
The Omega Man (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, survival, zombie, isolation, danger, heroic mission, genetically altered, life is a bitch, bio weapon, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, transformation ...
Time: future, 70s, year 1977, near future, year 1975
Place: los angeles, usa, california, china, woodstock ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 71K
Doomsday (2008)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, South Africa, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A lethal virus spreads throughout the British isles,infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, cannibalism, rescue, infected, future dystopia, danger, chase, society, antidote ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2030s, 2010s ...
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 274
Pandemic (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: ER doctor Tsuyoshi Matsuoka receives a patient with a virus unlike anything he's seen before. His symptoms include high fever, convulsions, vomiting of blood and multiple organ failure. Could this be a new form of influenza or is it some other ...
Style: suspense, captivating, psychological, serious
Plot: virus, epidemic, pandemic, doctor, quarantine, plague, research, disaster film, disease, society, investigation, danger ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 190
Épidémie (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Story: -A dangerous virus is spreading in Montreal (in Canada) among a group of ostracized and vulnerable homeless people. How long will Anne-Marie Leclerc, infectious disease specialist and director of the Laboratory for Emergency Health, take before ...
Style: bleak, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, enigmatic
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: epidemic, virus, deadly virus, infected, hospital, doctors, public health, infection, scientist, fate of humanity, deadly, society ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 21st century
Place: montreal, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.2
 1K
Pandemic (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: The outbreak of a strange, deadly virus aboard a passenger plane sends Los Angeles into a panic in this terrifying TV movie. As the virus spreads across the city and the death toll rises, Dr. Kayla Martina (Tiffani Thiessen, FASTLANE) fights to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pandemic, quarantine, plague, race against time, airport, deadly, rescue, danger, confined, fighting the system, investigation, save the day ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An outbreak of avian flu mutates into a virus that becomes transmittable from human to human.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: isolation, heroic mission, experiment gone awry, plague, race against time, life is a bitch, danger, heroes, society, deadly, chaos, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia, angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, West Germany, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The Cassandra Crossing is an all-star disaster spectacular telling of the terrifying odyssey of 1000 doomed passengers trapped aboard a plague-infested train. A terrorist infected with a deadly virus boards the Stockholm to Geneva Express and ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train crash, plague, terrorism, survival, terrorist, drug dealing, save the day, train, catastrophe, race against time, isolation, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, sweden, poland, switzerland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Day of the Dead (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Day of the Dead is a horror film which is nominally a quasi-remake of George A. Romero's classic zombie film of the same name, which was the third in Romero's Dead series. The film is directed by Steve Miner (who also directed Friday the ...
Style: scary, rough, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, quarantine, small town, virus, soldier, survival, deadly creature, race against time, danger, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.0
 4K
Virus (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A real life account of the deadly Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala, and the courageous fight put on by several individuals which helped to contain the epidemic.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: deadly virus, virus, epidemic, doctor, nurse, health, life is a bitch, paranoia, folk hero, death, infection, outburst
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A plane is taken over by a mysterious virus. When the plane lands it is placed under quarantine. Now a group of survivors must band together to survive the quarantine.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, exciting, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: quarantine, plague, survival, trapped, airplane, airport, hostage, stewardess, zombie, confined, deadly, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 ⇓
26%
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ZONE 261 - Operation Ragnarok (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Sweden
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A town in south of Sweden is isolated after a viral outbreak. The Swedes and immigrants still inside must band together to survive the onslaught.
Style: rough, bleak, tense, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infected, survival, supernatural, danger, deadly, plague, isolation, confined, infection, monster, zombie, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.9
 69K
Quarantine (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A television reporter and her cameraman are trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virus, quarantine, graphic violence, plague, gory, chaos, uncover truth, isolation, supernatural, danger, deadly, tv reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 152K
Train to Busan (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Martial law is declared when a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival…
Style: suspense, tense, emotional, bleak, bloody ...
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, train, apocalypse, pandemic, quarantine, survival horror, survival, violence, self sacrifice, brutality, zombie attack ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, busan, east asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.9
 13K
Earthquake (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Earthquake is a 1974 American disaster film that achieved huge box-office success, continuing the disaster film genre of the 1970s where recognizable all-star casts attempt to survive life or death situations. The plot concerns the struggle for ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, suspense, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, survival, danger, chaos, earthquake, national guard, daring rescue, save the day, infidelity, forces of nature, love affair ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A group of scientists in San Francisco struggle to stay alive in the aftermath of a plague that is wiping out humanity, while Caesar tries to maintain dominance over his community of intelligent apes.
Style: tense, exciting, thought provoking, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: leader, monkey, plague, survival, colony, post apocalypse, forest, power struggle, fate of humanity, revolution, experiment, scientist ...
Time: 21st century, 2020s, future, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 77K
No Escape (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Thailand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, exciting, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family in danger, survival, rebellion, race against time, wrong place wrong time, american abroad, revolution, chaos, u.s. embassy, political unrest, execution, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: asia, vietnam, canada, middle east, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 204K
Jason Bourne (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The most dangerous former operative of the CIA is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past.
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: chase, cia agent, rogue agent, espionage, cia, survival, rescue, haunted by the past, investigation, danger, amnesia, black ops ...
Time: 90s, year 2016, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s ...
Place: las vegas, greece, london, england, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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