Movies like Contagion

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Contagion (2011)
 6.8
 300K
Contagion (2011)
Genre: 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, apocalyptic, tense, suspense, disturbing, emotional, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: epidemic, virus, plague, pandemic, quarantine, infected, scientist, deadly virus, infection, vaccine, fate of humanity, survival, research, chaos and mayhem, doctors, hysteria, power of media, media coverage, natural disaster, death, save the world, disease, cure, panic, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 70s
Place: usa, asia, london, chicago illinois, hong kong, san francisco, atlanta georgia ...

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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, epidemic, quarantine, deadly and infection mostly in Drama, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Contagion: Outbreak (1995), Flu (2013), World War Z (2013), I Am Legend (2007), Carriers (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 128K
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, epidemic, bio weapon, quarantine, research, biological warfare, deadly virus, antidote, monkey, infected, fighting the system, society ...
Time: 90s, 60s, year 1995, year 1967
Place: usa, africa, california, san francisco, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.6
 13K
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, quarantine, virus, disaster, survival, chaos, life is a bitch, race against time, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.0
 647K
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: apocalypse, zombie, zombie apocalypse, save the world, end of the world, scientist, plague, epidemic, deadly virus, virus, infected, asthma ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: new jersey, philadelphia, jerusalem, israel, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.2
 738K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, 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, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, loneliness, plague, future dystopia, heroes, isolation, deadly creature, survivor, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, near future
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 6.0
 46K
Carriers (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 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, post apocalypse, deadly virus, plague, road trip, friendship, disease, trust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 11K
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: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: epidemic, quarantine, virus, doctor, tragic event, society, death, conspiracy theory, murder, vaccine, police officer, secret ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, atlanta, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 9K
The Hot Zone (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspenseful, rough, macabre, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: virus, infection, military, research, disease, scientist, fear, female protagonist, laboratory, death, doctor, quarantine ...
Time: 80s, 2000s, year 1989
Place: africa, washington d.c., texas, dallas texas, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 10K
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, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: pandemic, epidemic, post apocalypse, infection, quarantine, dystopic future, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, isolation, delivery man, immunity, chase, teamwork ...
Time: 2020s, near future
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 9K
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, brutal, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: virus, infection, quarantine, parasite, infected, survival, disease, fate of humanity, sister sister relationship, humanity in peril, gas mask, panic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.5
 404K
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, tense, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, virus, survival, zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, epidemic, plague, fear, infected, rage, quarantine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, england, big ben london, manchester ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.3
 80K
The Strain (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, 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, good versus evil, survival, deadly virus, save the world, fate of humanity, chaos and mayhem, chaos, plague, supernatural, corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 58K
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: serious, stylized, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy, battleship, apocalypse, chaos, military, save the world, deadly virus, heroes, pandemic, plague, survival, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 120K
The Crazies (2010)
Genre: 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, tense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: insanity, plague, bio weapon, infected, survival, quarantine, deadly virus, chaos and mayhem, on the run, chaos, small town, transformation ...
Place: iowa, usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, rough ...
Plot: chaos, plague, family in danger, island, antidote, quarantine, murder, death, society, rock, family relations, public health ...
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, serious, rough, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train crash, plague, terrorism, disaster, survival, train, drug dealing, save the day, catastrophe, race against time, isolation, terrorist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, sweden, poland, geneva switzerland, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 1K
Cordon (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A cordon seals off a section of Antwerp when a deadly virus threatens the city. People are left to their own devices which brings out the best but also the worst.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Plot: quarantine, virus, isolation, human nature, plague, confined, chaos, disease, conspiracy, scientist, chaos and mayhem, infection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, antwerp, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 73K
Blindness (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Canada, Japan, UK, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a sudden plague of blindness devastates a city, a small group of the afflicted band together to triumphantly overcome the horrific conditions of their imposed quarantine.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, intense, philosophical ...
Plot: plague, blind character, post apocalypse, distopia, society, chaos, fight, doctor, social decay, human spirit, disability, suffering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 5K
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: suspenseful, captivating, realistic, suspense, rough ...
Plot: deadly virus, virus, epidemic, infection, doctor, nurse, race against time, suffering, infected, fate of humanity, folk hero, life is a bitch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 318
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: epidemic, virus, pandemic, doctor, quarantine, plague, research, disease, disaster, society, investigation, medical profession ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 330
Epidemic (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, bleak, suspenseful, enigmatic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: epidemic, deadly virus, infection, virus, infected, laboratory, medical research, hospital, pandemic, doctors, scientist, public health ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: montreal, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 31K
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, heroic mission, vestiges of humanity, life is a bitch, bio weapon, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, transformation, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, 70s, year 1977, year 1975, near future
Place: los angeles, usa, ussr, woodstock, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 2K
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, confined, investigation, survival, fighting the system, save the day, adventure ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 12K
To the Lake (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Mini-series in which an unknown virus turns Moscow into a city of the dead. There is no electricity, money has lost all value and those who are still not infected, are desperately fighting for food and fuel. The main character, Sergei, lives outside ...
Style: suspenseful, serious
Plot: virus, apocalypse, epidemic, post apocalypse, panic, survival, disease, terminal illness, extinction, family in danger, fear, society ...
Place: moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Andromeda Strain (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: A U.S. satellite crash-lands near a small town in Utah, unleashing a deadly plague that kills virtually everyone except two survivors, who may provide clues to immunizing the population. As the military attempts to quarantine the area, a team of ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, harsh, futuristic ...
Plot: biohazard, plague, laboratory, bacteria, cure, disease, evil alien, virus, survival, catastrophe, satellite, deadly virus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 70s
Place: usa, utah, shanghai, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 29K
Helix (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: scientist, deadly virus, immortality, quarantine, secret place, virus, save the day, survival, arctic, dna, uncover truth, zombie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, atlanta
⇓ 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, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: isolation, epidemic, heroic mission, race against time, plague, experiment gone awry, society, heroes, life is a bitch, chaos, escapades, disease ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia, angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 77K
Doomsday (2008)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, South Africa, Germany
Duration: 105 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, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, plague, apocalypse, infected, survival, rescue, quarantine, future dystopia, chaos, society, cannibalism, chase ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2030s, 2010s ...
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 3K
ReGenesis (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: ReGenesis is a Canadian television program produced by The Movie Network and Movie Central in conjunction with Shaftesbury Films. The series, which ran for four seasons, revolves around the scientists of NorBAC, a fictional organization with a lab ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: disease, scientist, save the world, investigation, virus, inventions and discoveries, heroes, genetic engineering, global effort, terrorism, plague, fate of humanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, latin america, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.3
 858
Pandemic (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A slow-paced, action thriller about a virus that strikes a New Mexico county and the local veterinarian who gets caught in the middle.
Style: bleak, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: quarantine, dishonesty, plague, epidemic, save the day, virus, crimes, rivalry, government conspiracy, disaster, catastrophe, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 9K
Survivors (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Survivors was a British science fiction television series produced by the BBC. It depicts the lives of a group of people who survived a virulent unknown strain of influenza which has wiped out most of the human species. According to the producers, ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, virus, deadly virus, plague, politician, survival, group of strangers, chaos, scientist, doctor, ex convict, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%