Movies like The Crazies

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The Crazies (2010)
 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, bleak, suspense, atmospheric, cult film, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: insanity, plague, infected, survival, deadly virus, quarantine, chaos and mayhem, chaos, danger, bio weapon, on the run, small town, survival horror, gory, transformation, violence spree, army, psychosis, escape, isolation, chases and races, victim, characters in danger, spouse in danger, survivor ...
Place: iowa, usa, kansas

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Most similar movies to The Crazies

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and suspense films with plots about danger, survival, deadly, catastrophe, death, gory and violence mostly in Horror, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Crazies: World War Z (2013), Dawn of the Dead (2004), 28 Days Later... (2002), The Bay (2012), Contagion (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.1
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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 ⇓
67%
 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 ⇓
67%
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: USA, Canada, Japan, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of surviving people take refuge in a shopping center after the world has been over taken over by aggressive, flesh-eating zombies. A remake of the 1978 zombie film of the same name.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, plague, chaos and mayhem, infected, death, siege, shopping mall, group of strangers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: usa, wisconsin, midwest
⇓ 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 ⇓
50%
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 5.6
 26K
The Bay (2012)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two million fish washed ashore. One thousand blackbirds dropped from the sky. On July 4, 2009 a deadly menace swept through the quaint seaside town of Claridge, Maryland, but the harrowing story of what happened that Independence Day has never been ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parasite, danger, small town, plague, ecological disaster, chaos, catastrophe, deadly, chaos and mayhem, mayor, infection, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: maryland, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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 ...
Plot: epidemic, virus, plague, pandemic, infected, quarantine, scientist, fate of humanity, infection, deadly virus, survival, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 70s
Place: asia, usa, san francisco, london, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 29K
Pontypool (2008)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When disc jockey Grant Mazzy reports to his basement radio station in the Canadian town of Pontypool, he thinks it's just another day at work. But when he hears reports of a virus that turns people into zombies, Mazzy barricades himself in the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, survival, zombie attack, virus, radio station, fear, talk radio, radio show, danger, small town, deadly virus ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 259K
28 Weeks Later (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this chilling sequel to 28 Days Later, the inhabitants of the British Isles appear to have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there. Six months later, a group of Americans dare to ...
Style: scary, rough, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, zombie apocalypse, plague, infected, end of the world, post apocalypse, chaos, virus, chaos and mayhem, mutant, deadly virus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.6
 168K
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, touching, bleak ...
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, pandemic, apocalypse, zombie attack, survival horror, train, survival, quarantine, living dead, violence, self sacrifice ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: south korea, korea, busan, east asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 70K
Quarantine (2008)
Genre: Horror, 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, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: quarantine, virus, graphic violence, plague, gory, chaos, uncover truth, supernatural, zombie, deadly, danger, tv reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 157K
Evil Dead (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Evil Dead, the fourth installment of the Evil Dead franchise, serving as both a reboot and as a loose continuation of the series, features Mia, a young woman struggling with sobriety, heads to a remote cabin with a group of friends where the ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, bloody, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, demons, gory, supernatural, demon, profanity, survival, violence, friendship, blood, curses spells and rituals, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 282K
The Mist (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten ...
Style: bleak, bad ending, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, monster, apocalypse, stephen king, fog, fear, trapped, deadly creature, creature, chaos and mayhem, tentacle, alternate dimension ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 69K
[Rec] 2 (2009)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The action continues from [REC], with the medical officer and a SWAT team outfitted with video cameras are sent into the sealed off apartment to control the situation.
Style: scary, twists and turns, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: quarantine, trapped, zombie, reporter, heroic mission, supernatural, gory, swat, rescue, danger, virus, religion and supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 22K
Afflicted (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two friends' tour of Europe takes a dark turn when one of them contracts a mysterious illness. They race to find out what it is and how to cure it before the sickness consumes him completely.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, stylized ...
Plot: race against time, deadly, danger, buddies, vampire, on the road, friends, infected, cure, found footage, supernatural, blood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, italy, barcelona, barcelona spain, vancouver british columbia canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Dead Outside (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A neurological pandemic has consumed the population. Drug-resistance has mutated the virus into a ravaging psychological plague, rendering the 'the dying' desperate, paranoid and violent
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, plague, mysterious character, bereavement, danger, mutant, survival, chaos and mayhem, gory, life is a bitch, virus, farmhouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 214K
Silent Hill (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The eerie and deserted ghost town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric ...
Style: scary, surreal, dark, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, supernatural, monster, insanity, evil, good versus evil, suffering, mysterious place, parallel world, ghost town, torture, missing child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 200K
Planet Terror (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two doctors find their graveyard shift inundated with townspeople ravaged by sores. Among the wounded is Cherry, a dancer whose leg was ripped from her body. As the invalids quickly become enraged aggressors, Cherry and her ex-boyfriend Wray lead a ...
Style: dark humor, exciting, rough, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, violent, survival, save the world, infected, zombie apocalypse, cannibalism, chaos and mayhem, military base, anti hero, violence, gory ...
Time: 2000s, 70s
Place: texas, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 121K
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.6
 380K
Saw (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, mind game, captivity, serial killer, psychopath, game of death, insanity, master criminal, plot twist, fear, survival, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
 75K
The Strain (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Mexico
Duration: 43 min.
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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 ⇓
50%
 5.6
 40K
The Ward (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.
Style: twist ending, scary, psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: mental institution, dissociative identity disorder, ghost, supernatural, mental illness, doctors and patients, survival, danger, confined, murder, split personality, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s, 60s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: During an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his television-executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, chaos, shopping mall, zombie apocalypse, siege, helicopter, survival, violence, back from the dead, rescue, danger, apocalypse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.9
 4K
Death Ship (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Survivors of a tragic shipping collision are rescued by a mysterious black ship which appears out of the fog. Little do they realise that the ship is actually a Nazi torture ship which has sailed the seas for years, luring unsuspecting sailors ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ship, ocean, ghost, supernatural, good versus evil, survivor, blood, survival, gory, danger, deadly, confined ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.0
 20K
The Signal (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, psychopath, infidelity, apocalypse, danger, murder, survival, violence spree, slasher, brutality, violent, gory ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
[REC] 3: Genesis (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The action now takes place miles away from the original location and partly in broad daylight, giving the film an entirely fresh yet disturbing new reality. The infection has left the building. In a clever twist that draws together the plots of the ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: quarantine, demon, plague, gory, danger, deadly virus, chaos, survival, woman in danger, virus, religion and supernatural, wedding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 4.4
 4K
The Plague (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Israel
Duration: 88 min.
Story: All the worldwide children of less than nine years fall in coma at the same time. Ten years later, Tom Russel is released from prison after killing a man in a fight, and returns to his home town, more specifically to his older brother home, who has ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, zombie, prison, survival, experiment gone awry, violence spree, parents and children, plague, danger, on the run, supernatural ability, chaos ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 32K
The Blob (1988)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Remake of the 1958 horror sci-fi about a deadly blob which is the spawn of a secret government germ warfare project which consumes everyone in its path. Teenagers try in vain to warn the townsfolk, who refuse to take them seriously, while government ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, small town, survival, danger, chaos, race against time, quarantine, space and aliens, alien encounter, deadly creature, death, hospital ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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 ⇓
34%
 5.3
 4K
The Island (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: David Warner leads a band of modern day pirates who raid yachts and sail boats of people on vacation out in the Caribbean. Michael Caine is a reporter who goes out there with his son to investigate the mystery of the disappearing boats. He runs ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Plot: pirate, adventure, island, survival, kidnapping, rescue, supernatural, isolation, heroic mission, missing person, against the odds, time travel ...
Time: 70s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 166K
[Rec] (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.
Style: scary, bleak, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: found footage, trapped, videotaping, infected, quarantine, danger, zombie, plague, shooting, characters in danger, handheld camera, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%