Movies like Contagion

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Contagion (2011)
 6.7
 284K
Contagion (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA, Hong Kong
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, twists and turns, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, cerebral ...
Plot: epidemic, virus, plague, pandemic, infected, quarantine, scientist, fate of humanity, infection, deadly virus, survival, chaos and mayhem, hysteria, vaccine, power of media, research, death, disaster film, cure, media coverage, society, health situation, science, paranoia, father daughter relationship ...
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, plague, quarantine, epidemic, death and survival mostly in Thriller, Drama and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Contagion: Outbreak (1995), Flu (2013), Carriers (2009), World War Z (2013), Containment (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, society, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, 60s, year 1995, year 1967 ...
Place: usa, africa, california, san francisco, boston ...
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 6.6
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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, infected, survival, quarantine, deadly, chaos, virus, life is a bitch, race against time, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.0
 44K
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, serious, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, virus, pandemic, infection, biohazard, deadly virus, post apocalyptic, post apocalypse, plague, friendship, road trip, trust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 604K
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, end of the world, deadly virus, scientist, plague, infected, asthma, epidemic, chaos ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: new jersey, philadelphia, jerusalem, israel, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 7.2
 10K
Containment (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: tense, exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: epidemic, quarantine, virus, doctor, tragic event, society, death, conspiracy theory, murder, blood, vaccine, secret ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, atlanta, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.2
 689K
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, plague, future dystopia, loneliness, isolation, heroes, experiment, deadly creature, quarantine ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 6K
The Hot Zone (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 277 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, rough, based on true events ...
Plot: virus, research, military, infection, disease, scientist, fear, female protagonist, death, doctor, victim, quarantine ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: washington d.c., africa, texas, dallas texas, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
28 Days Later... (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
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, rough, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, virus, epidemic, post apocalypse, survival, plague, infected, fear, rage, zombie apocalypse, research ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, britain, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, father daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 75K
The Strain (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Mexico
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, infected, survival, deadly virus, good versus evil, save the world, chaos and mayhem, fate of humanity, plague, supernatural, chaos, corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 112K
The Crazies (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, 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, survival, deadly virus, quarantine, chaos and mayhem, chaos, danger, bio weapon, on the run, small town ...
Place: iowa, usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.9
 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: suspense, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: virus, deadly virus, epidemic, infection, doctor, outburst, nurse, health, paranoia, folk hero, life is a bitch, chaos ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
 283
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, serious, psychological
Plot: virus, pandemic, epidemic, research, quarantine, plague, doctor, disease, disaster film, society, danger, investigation ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 12K
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, quarantine, epidemic, virus, bio weapon, survival, danger, rescue, on the run, race against time, scientist, pregnancy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, vietnam, usa, asia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 239
Épidémie (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
TV show
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: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, enigmatic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: epidemic, deadly virus, infected, virus, infection, deadly, hospital, doctors, public health, scientist, fate of humanity, medical research ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: montreal, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 29K
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, life is a bitch, bio weapon, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, transformation, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, 70s, year 1975, year 1977, near future
Place: los angeles, usa, china, woodstock, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: isolation, heroic mission, experiment gone awry, plague, race against time, danger, life is a bitch, deadly, society, heroes, chaos, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia, angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 74K
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: post apocalypse, plague, apocalypse, survival, cannibalism, infected, rescue, danger, future dystopia, chase, society, antidote ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2030s, 2010s ...
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 54K
The Last Ship (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Their mission is simple: Find a cure. Stop the virus. Save the world. When a global pandemic wipes out eighty percent of the planet's population, the crew of a lone naval destroyer must find a way to pull humanity from the brink of extinction.
Style: suspenseful, serious, stylized, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy, battleship, apocalypse, chaos, save the world, military, pandemic, deadly virus, life is a bitch, danger, survival, heroes ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Panic at Rock Island (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An island on spectacular Sydney Harbour. Summer sun Top international artists. Tens of thousands of music fans from across the world Idyllic... Until unimaginable disaster strikes.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: plague, chaos, deadly, danger, family in danger, quarantine, island, antidote, murder, death, society, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, West Germany
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, survival, plague, terrorism, drug dealing, save the day, train, catastrophe, race against time, isolation, terrorist, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, sweden, poland, germany, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Before the Fire (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Deep in the throes of a global pandemic, up and coming TV star, Ava Boone, is forced to flee the mounting chaos in Los Angeles and return to her rural hometown. But as she struggles to acclimate to a way of life she left behind long ago, her ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: pandemic, small town, homecoming, chores, virus, danger, quarantine, dark past, troubled past, female protagonist, fear, survival ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.5
 5K
Songbird (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: During a pandemic lockdown, Nico, a young man with rare immunity, must overcome martial law, murderous vigilantes and a powerful family to reunite with his love, Sara.
Style: suspense, serious, apocalyptic, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: pandemic, quarantine, post apocalypse, isolation, immunity, delivery man, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, chase, escape, race against time, teamwork, secret ...
Time: 2020s, near future
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 5.0
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The Happening (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a deadly airborne virus threatens to wipe out the northeastern United States, teacher Elliott Moore (Mark Wahlberg) and his wife (Zooey Deschanel) flee from contaminated cities into the countryside in a fight to discover the truth. Is it ...
Style: mind bending, bleak, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, end of the world, plague, family in danger, danger, suicide, hysteria, graphic violence, paranoia, natural disaster, forces of nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, philadelphia, usa, nebraska, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 1K
Pandemic (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
TV show
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, rescue, deadly, fighting the system, confined, save the day, danger, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, australia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 282K
Gattaca (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, twists and turns, intellectual, psychological ...
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, future dystopia, discrimination, neo noir, genetics, paraplegic, philosophy, eugenics, society, heart disease, space travel ...
Time: future, near future
Place: riviera, detroit, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011)
Genre: Horror, 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: bleak, suspenseful, rough, exciting, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: quarantine, trapped, plague, zombie, stewardess, hostage, airport, airplane, survival, deadly, chaos and mayhem, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
What Still Remains (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After the loss of her family, a young woman struggles to survive in a world long-since destroyed by disease; but when a lonely traveler offers her a place in his community, she must decide if the promise of a better life is worth the risk of ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, intense
Plot: virus, plague, community, secrets, survival, pandemic, female protagonist, religious, weapons, post apocalypse, arrow in chest, fishing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
 42K
Maggie (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: There's a deadly zombie epidemic threatening humanity, but Wade, a small-town farmer and family man, refuses to accept defeat even when his daughter Maggie becomes infected. As Maggie's condition worsens and the authorities seek to ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, scary, bleak, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, terminal illness, apocalypse, death, plague, danger, end of the world, survival horror, father daughter relationship, life is a bitch, parents and children, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2015
Place: usa, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 63K
Greenland (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A detached married couple must get their son and themselves to safety after being randomly selected to enter an underground bunker, as a massive object from space threatens to destroy the world in less than 48 hours.
Style: disaster movie, suspense, psychotronic, unusual plot structure, serious ...
Plot: natural disaster, apocalypse, comet, end of the world, disaster film, bunker, survival, diabetic, catastrophe, kidnapping, vestiges of humanity, robbery ...
Time: 2020s
Place: greenland, paris france, florida, atlanta georgia, sydney australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%