Movies like The Crazies 1973

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The Crazies (1973)
 6.1
 9K
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.

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, rough, scary and serious films with plots about violence, danger, blood, gore, survival, pistol and deadly mostly in Horror, Action and Sci-Fi 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, futuristic ...
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 ⇓
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 6.5
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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, farm, chaos, back from the dead ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1967, 1960s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: scary, suspenseful, cynical, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, chaos, helicopter, violence, gore, survival, apocalypse, siege, motorcycle gang, truck, infection, biker ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA, Germany, South Africa, Canada, Japan, Australia
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, pistol, monster, supernatural, survival, chases and races, apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.6
 68K
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, near future, year 1977
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, rough, serious, suspense, sinister ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, hospital, kung fu, slasher, serial killer, mad scientist, survival, taekwondo, regeneration, hand to hand combat, experiment ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 6.0
 67K
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 ⇓
66%
 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: rough, serious, scary, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, hotel, terrorist, living dead, gore, corpse, violence, military, scientist, blood, pregnancy, gory ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.7
 225K
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, macabre, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, experiment gone awry, quarantine, infected, imaginary, mutant, bio weapon, danger, gory, powerful corporation, zombie apocalypse, heroic mission ...
Time: future, near future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
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 ⇓
62%
 6.4
 27K
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, military, quarantine, sewer, gory, evil alien, race against time, survival, danger, chaos ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.0
 533K
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, epic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, zombie, save the world, deadly virus, infected, zombie apocalypse, heroic mission, plague, chaos, un, survival, scientist ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: south korea, jerusalem, new jersey, philadelphia, israel ...
⇓ 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: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, 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%
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, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, murder, violence, gunfight, class differences, politics, death, social decay, social injustice, female politician, rebellion, election ...
Time: near future
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, maniac, cannibal, vietnam war, chaos and mayhem, gory, on the run, survival, danger, chaos ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, vietnam, georgia, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, 1990s, year 1995
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, race against time, infection, spacecraft, survival, plague, time travel, good versus evil, soldier, androids and robots, adventure, save the world ...
Time: future, year 2004, 23rd century, 2000s
Place: south america, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.9
 47K
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: rough, serious, scary, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, martial arts, survival, zombie, ghost, ghost town, drugs/alcohol, gory, supernatural, danger, deadly, escapades ...
Time: future, 22nd century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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: bleak, serious, twists and turns, futuristic, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly creature, evil alien, cloning, femme fatale, transformation, virus, astronaut, mars, on the run, serial killer, mercenary, telepathy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, pentagon, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, small town, survival, gory, urban, deadly creature, comet, village, plague, save the world, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, rough, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, artifact, museum, darkness, professor, good versus evil, mad scientist, investigation, obsessive quest, gory, zombie, paranormal ...
Time: ancient history, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, sadism, nazism, survival horror, experiment, night, terrorism, racism, nightmare, class differences ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, rough, twists and turns, 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%
 7.1
 183K
Planet Terror (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
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, survival, gory, cannibalism, chaos and mayhem, military base, save the world, violence, infected, transformation, military, virus ...
Time: 2000s
Place: texas, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, biohazard, undead, apocalypse, infected, gory, evil corporation, plague, danger ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, usa, alaska, california, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.4
 44K
Jason X (2001)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the year 2455, Old Earth is now a contaminated planet abandoned for centuries -- a brown world of violent storms, toxic landmasses and poisonous seas. Yet humans have returned to the deadly place that they once fled, not to live, but to research ...
Style: futuristic, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space station, slasher, serial killer, outer space, good versus evil, murder, cryogenics, scientist, spacecraft, survival, psychopath, gory ...
Time: future, 2000s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 17K
Nightbreed (1990)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled young man is drawn to a mythical place called Midian where a variety of monsters are hiding from humanity.
Style: gothic, scary, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, supernatural, dark fantasy, monster, escape, murder, psychopath, good versus evil, slasher, deadly creature, supernatural ability, zombie ...
Time: 1990s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, serious, twists and turns, rough, 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%
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