Movies like The Crazies 1973

If you like "The Crazies" you are looking for scary, serious and suspenseful movies about / with small town, plague, quarantine, virus, blood, death and murder themes of Action, Horror and Sci-Fi genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Crazies (1973)
 6.1
 10K
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic, surprise ending, tense, bleak, dark humor, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, plague, quarantine, virus, blood, death, murder, scientist, military police, epidemic, disease, on the run, gory, race against time, rescue, survival, danger, chaos, soldier, pregnancy, bio weapon, cure, politics, anti heroes, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pennsylvania, asia, usa, vietnam, washington d.c.

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to The Crazies

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and rough films with plots about danger, survival, violence, deadly, blood, pistol and murder mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like The Crazies: Day of the Dead (2008), Night of the Living Dead (1968), Dawn of the Dead (1978), Cabin Fever (2002), The Omega Man (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Day of the Dead (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, 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: rough, scary, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, small town, quarantine, soldier, survival, apocalypse, deadly creature, virus, race against time, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry, plague ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.5
 104K
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: suspenseful, scary, tense, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, on the run, insanity, infected, quarantine, survival, chaos and mayhem, deadly virus, danger, army, small town, isolation ...
Place: iowa, usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse. Although not the first zombie film, Night of the Living Dead is the progenitor of the contemporary "zombie apocalypse" ...
Style: scary, rough, suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, cannibalism, survival, trapped, cult, isolation, rescue, cemetery, danger, chaos, back from the dead, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968
Place: pennsylvania, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Genre: 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, rough, serious, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, chaos, survival, helicopter, siege, violence, apocalypse, infection, danger, motorcycle gang, martial law, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France, Canada, South Africa, Australia, UK, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, chaos, bio weapon, end of the world, mutant, female soldier, monster, pistol, supernatural, survival, chases and races, apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.6
 70K
Cabin Fever (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals.
Style: dark humor, rough, suspense, scary, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: virus, survival, danger, disease, illness, gory, small town, plague, in the woods, deadly, lodge, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.6
 26K
The Omega Man (1971)
Genre: Action, 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: futuristic, bleak, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, survival, apocalypse, danger, chaos, zombie, siege, survivalist, future dystopia, deadly, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: future, year 1977, near future
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.5
 4K
Silent Rage (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A mentally ill man in a small Texas town goes on a killing rampage and is fatally wounded by police. When doctors use an experimental serum to bring him back to life, the killer develops superhuman strength and the town sheriff must pursue him.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense, sinister ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, hospital, kung fu, slasher, serial killer, mad scientist, survival, sheriff, taekwondo, hand to hand combat, regeneration ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 68K
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, serious, stylized, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, rescue, chase, infected, quarantine, sword fight, survival, future dystopia, cannibalism, danger, gory, heroes ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.9
 4K
Zombi 3 (1988)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a terrorist's body, infected with a stolen chemical, is recovered by the US military, the corpse is cremated, unintentionally releasing the virus/bacteria into the atmosphere over a small island. Soon the infected populace mutate into ...
Style: serious, rough, scary, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, hotel, gore, corpse, living dead, terrorist, blood, scientist, military, violence, pregnancy, gory ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.7
 230K
Resident Evil (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a virus leaks from a top-secret facility, turning all resident researchers into ravenous zombies and their lab animals into mutated hounds from hell, the government sends in an elite military task force to contain the outbreak. Alice and Rain ...
Style: scary, suspense, futuristic, exciting, macabre ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, quarantine, experiment gone awry, infected, imaginary, bio weapon, zombie apocalypse, mutant, gory, survival, danger, virus ...
Time: future, near future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.4
 28K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: small town, hospital, freezer, sewer, quarantine, military, gory, evil alien, race against time, survival, danger, chaos ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Purge: Election Year (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two years after choosing not to kill the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Leo Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlene Roan, the front runner in the next Presidential election due to her vow to eliminate the Purge. On ...
Style: suspense, brutal, bloody, intense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, murder, violence, gunfight, class differences, politics, death, social decay, social injustice, rebellion, female politician, election ...
Time: near future
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA, France, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice, awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, plague, virus, future dystopia, genetic engineering, pandemic, hand to hand combat, chase, mutant, survival, good versus evil, heroic mission ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., moscow russia, tokyo, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.0
 547K
World War Z (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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, rough, serious, exciting, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, zombie, save the world, deadly virus, infected, un, zombie apocalypse, chaos, scientist, survival, cure, multiple perspectives ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: south korea, new jersey, jerusalem, philadelphia, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Cannibal Apocalypse (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Released from captivity in Vietnam, two American Army officers return to civilian life and discover they have acquired an insatiable taste for human flesh. A city is terrorised... as they stalk the inhabitants to satisfy their primitive appetites.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cannibalism, violence, murder, cannibal, maniac, vietnam war, chaos and mayhem, gory, on the run, survival, danger, chaos ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, vietnam, georgia, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.5
 12K
Undead (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A quaint Australian fishing village is overcome by meteorites that turn its residents into the ravenous undead, leaving a small group of those unharmed to find a way out.
Style: scary, suspenseful, humorous, dark humor, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, small town, survival, save the world, comet, danger, apocalypse, plague, farmhouse, back from the dead, invasion, zombie attack ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Devil's Tomb (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Captain Mack leads an elite military unit on a search for a missing scientist, and comes face-to-face with an an ancient evil lying beneath the Middle Eastern desert. Evil that is not of this world. Evil that should never be unearthed.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, scary
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: desert, supernatural, soldier, deadly creature, danger, heroic mission, deadly, heroes, daring rescue, save the world, survival, experiment gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
Land of the Dead (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The world is full of zombies and the survivors have barricaded themselves inside a walled city to keep out the living dead. As the wealthy hide out in skyscrapers and chaos rules the streets, the rest of the survivors must find a way to stop the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, zombie apocalypse, future dystopia, gory, mercenary, siege, survivor, back from the dead, heroic mission, danger, escapades ...
Time: future, year 1995, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.2
 1K
Retrograde (2004)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Luxembourg, Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two time travelers with opposing views are sent back to the present aboard a research ship in the Antarctic to prevent a global biological disaster from occuring
Style: stylized, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, race against time, spacecraft, infection, survival, plague, time travel, good versus evil, soldier, androids and robots, adventure, save the world ...
Time: future, 2000s, year 2004, 23rd century
Place: south america, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Genre: 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, dark humor, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, survival, chaos and mayhem, siege, group of strangers, apocalypse, mass murder, gory, death, shopping mall, virus, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: usa, wisconsin, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Alone in the Dark (2005)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Edward Carnby is a private investigator specializing in unexplainable supernatural phenomena. His cases delve into the dark corners of the world, searching for truth in the occult remnants of ancient civilizations. Now, the greatest mystery of his ...
Style: scary, serious, twists and turns, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, museum, artifact, darkness, professor, good versus evil, mad scientist, investigation, obsessive quest, gory, occult, island ...
Time: ancient history, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.3
 25K
Species II (1998)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Having just returned from a mission to Mars, Commander Ross isn't exactly himself. He's slowly becoming a terrifying alien entity with one goal -- to procreate with human women! When countless women suffer gruesome deaths after bearing ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, serious, twists and turns, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly creature, evil alien, femme fatale, cloning, transformation, virus, astronaut, mars, hybrid, mercenary, serial killer, dna ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, pentagon, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
Flight of the Living Dead (2007)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: On a flight from Los Angeles to Paris, a mad scientist on the run from the CIA is transporting a coffin containing the body of a colleague infected with a genetically modified virus. While the 747 crosses a violent thunderstorm, the instability of ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, stewardess, mad scientist, gory, cryogenics, airplane, on the run, race against time, rescue, survival, plague, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, usa, los angeles, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.9
 48K
Ghosts of Mars (2001)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Melanie Ballard (Natasha Henstridge) is a hard nosed police chief in the year 2025. She and a police snatch squad are sent to Mars to apprehend a dangerous criminal James Williams (Ice Cube). Mars has been occupied by humans for some time and they ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, ghost, ghost town, martial arts, survival, supernatural, danger, zombie, alien possession, jail, possession, alternate reality ...
Time: future, 22nd century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The First Purge (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of ...
Style: suspense, psychological, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: party, murder, abuse of power, survival horror, sadism, nazism, experiment, money, gory violence, atrocity, african american, politics ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 200K
Contagion (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
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: tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: plague, epidemic, quarantine, infected, scientist, fate of humanity, vaccine, chaos and mayhem, virus, death, paranoia, power of media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, asia, hong kong, geneva switzerland, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, France, USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, future dystopia, good versus evil, survival, undead, biohazard, apocalypse, infected, gory, evil corporation, plague, danger ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, usa, alaska, california, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: As the city is locked down under quarantine, Alice joins a small band of elite soldiers, enlisted to rescue the missing daughter of the creator of the mutating T-virus. It's a heart-pounding race against time as the group faces off against ...
Style: futuristic, rough, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, rescue, mutant, conspiracy, martial arts, monster, survival, future dystopia, gory, cover up, quarantine, cannibalism ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 2.7
 1K
Raptor (2001)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When a series of unexplained vicious animal attacks strikes his community, Sheriff Jim Tanner and his assistant Barbara trace them back to a Dr. Hyde, a former military researcher whose government funding for a dinosaur cloning project was cut. When ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, anti heroes, dangerous animal, deadly creature, adventure, mad scientist, master villain, zombie, race against time, rescue, survival, experiment gone awry ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Related movie lists
politics movies
3082
asia movies
2652
70s movies
70s
2632
rough movies
7009
usa movies
usa
11348