Movies like The Crazies 1973

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The Crazies (1973)
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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, surprise ending, psychotronic, tense, splatter, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: epidemic, plague, quarantine, virus, bio weapon, survival, rescue, on the run, race against time, scientist, pregnancy, cure, small town, isolation, infected, insanity, escape, death, soldier, disaster, chaos, experiment gone awry, contamination, murder, disease ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, vietnam, usa, asia, washington d.c.

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and scary films with plots about danger, survival, blood, deadly, blood splatter, violence and brutality mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like The Crazies: Overlord (2018), Outbreak (1995), Day of the Dead (2008), Night of the Living Dead (1990), The Purge: Anarchy (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Overlord (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: On the eve of D-Day, a group of American paratroopers is dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied ...
Style: macabre, suspense, absurd, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: zombie, nazi, paratrooper, war, fascist, wartime, laboratory, supernatural, violence, behind enemy lines, soldier, survival ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: france, normandy
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 6.5
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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
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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, 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 ...
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Day of the Dead (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, 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: scary, rough, suspense, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, quarantine, small town, virus, soldier, survival, chaos and mayhem, plague, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this remake of the original classic film, a group of people are trapped inside a farmhouse as legions of the walking dead try to get inside and use them for food.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, macabre, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, survival, cannibalism, back from the dead, chaos, woman in danger, small town, apocalypse, death, eaten alive, farmhouse, hell on earth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1990
Place: pennsylvania, usa, america, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Three groups of people are trying to survive Purge Night, when their stories intertwine and are left stranded in The Purge trying to survive the chaos and violence that occurs.
Style: tense, suspense, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, masked man, survival horror, group of strangers, survival, future dystopia, graphic violence, death, psychopath, murder, rage, sniper ...
Time: 21st century, future, near future, 2020s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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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: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, post apocalypse, survival, plague, virus, group of strangers, walking dead, chaos and mayhem, death, siege ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: usa, wisconsin, midwest
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 6.9
 272K
28 Weeks Later (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Spain, USA
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, tense, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, survival, infected, post apocalypse, plague, virus, end of the world, chaos, chaos and mayhem, mutant, deadly virus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A reboot of the "Resident Evil" franchise. Set in 1998, the intention is to re-create the 'terrifying visceral experience' of the first two games in the series, exploring 'the secrets hidden in the walls of the Spenser ...
Style: scary, suspense, disturbing, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: zombie apocalypse, zombie, infection, mutant, death, post apocalypse, supernatural, distopia, end of the world, zombie attack, monster, one against many ...
Time: future, 90s, year 1998
Place: usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.2
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Dead Trigger (2017)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 2021 - 5 years after the outbreak of a mysterious virus that turned humans into bloodthirsty, undead beasts much of the world’s population has been decimated. When governments were unable to keep the disease at bay, the Contagion Special Unit was ...
Style: psychotronic, suspenseful, suspense, rough, intense ...
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Time: near future, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.8
 5K
Zombi 3 (1988)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, Philippines
Duration: 84 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: splatter, scary, slasher, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, pregnancy, hotel, terrorist, corpse, military, scientist, infection, living dead, destiny, experiment gone awry, plague ...
Time: 80s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, serious, rough, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, chaos, infection, zombie apocalypse, shopping mall, survival, siege, back from the dead, rescue, helicopter, apocalypse, loss of loved one ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.2
 12K
The Thaw (2009)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At a remote Arctic research station, four ecology students discover the real horror of global warming is not the melting ice, but what's frozen within it. A prehistoric parasite is released from the carcass of a Woolly Mammoth upon the ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parasite, deadly creature, quarantine, plague, infected, survival, global warming, beast, expedition, scientist, isolation, glacier ...
Time: contemporary, prehistory, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An airplane exposed to radiation lands, and blood drinking zombies emerge armed with knives, guns and teeth! They go on a rampage slicing, dicing, and biting their way across the Italian countryside.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, rescue, virus, airplane, countryside, survival, apocalypse, chaos, race against time, violence spree, infected, contamination ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, suspenseful, futuristic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, ship, spacecraft, good versus evil, race against time, save the world, heroic mission, adventure, experiment gone awry, future dystopia, infection, dark future ...
Time: future, 23rd century, year 2004, 2000s
Place: south america, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.4
 9K
Pandemic (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the near future, a virus of epic proportions has overtaken the planet. There are more infected than uninfected, and humanity is losing its grip on survival. Its only hope is finding a cure and keeping the infected contained. Lauren is a doctor ...
Style: suspense, serious, rough, disturbing, bleak ...
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Time: 2010s, near future
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 2.8
 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, scary, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dinosaur, dangerous animal, survival, crimes, rescue, small town life, experiment gone awry, heroes, deadly creature, race against time, disorder, mad scientist ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
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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 ...
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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 ⇓
50%
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: exciting, rough, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, desert, soldier, save the world, survival, heroes, deadly creature, daring rescue, heroic mission, escapades, experiment gone awry, scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
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, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, cult, cannibalism, survival, rescue, isolation, back from the dead, chaos, trapped, cemetery, confinement indoors, group of strangers ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1967
Place: pennsylvania, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.9
 3K
Parasite (1982)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Paul Dean has created a deadly parasite that is now attached to his stomach. He and his female companion, Patricia Welles, must find a way to destroy it while also trying to avoid Ricus, his rednecks, and an evil government agent named Merchant.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: future, near future, 90s, year 1992, 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.4
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Silent Rage (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 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.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Purge: Election Year (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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: brutal, suspense, intense, bloody, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
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Time: near future
Place: washington d.c., florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Land of the Dead (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
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, rough, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, future dystopia, survival, siege, back from the dead, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, heroes, soldier, escapades ...
Time: future, year 1995, 2000s, 90s
Place: pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.4
 956
Flying Virus (2001)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a series of Amazonian Indian attacks on US owned petroleum installation in Brazil, both governments start a secret 'special program'. In fact colonel Ezekial's men use GM killer bees to eradicate the tribes. During an Indian ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: experiment gone awry, bio weapon, heroic mission, deadly creature, save the day, survival, chaos, political conspiracy, plague, race against time, escapades, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, latin america, brazil, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Watchers (1988)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A boy takes in a stray dog, later finding out that its an ultra-intelligent runaway from a genetic research lab. Unknow to him, the dog is being stalked by another escaped creature thats not quite so friendly.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: experiment gone awry, survival, on the run, genetic engineering, government agent, laboratory, stalking, dog, supernatural ability, heroes, creature, teenage boy ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Another World (2014)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Israel
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The movie is a post-apocalyptic horror/science fiction film. the setting is in a near post apocalyptic future where a biological warfare program goes wrong, and turns most of humanity to mindless, murderous creatures.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biological warfare, zombie, survival, uncover truth, apocalypse, tough heroes, female warrior, chaos, virus, creature, social decay, scientist ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.3
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DeepStar Six (1989)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The crew of an experimental underwater nuclear base are forced to struggle for their lives when their explorations disturb a creature who threatens to destroy their base.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, bleak, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, rescue, race against time, experiment gone awry, chaos, deadly creature, technology gone awry, heroic mission, dangerous animal, sea, shark, sea monster ...
Time: future, prehistory, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, quarantine, virus, disaster, survival, chaos, life is a bitch, race against time, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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