Movies like Firestarter

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Firestarter (1984)
 6.1
 30K
Firestarter (1984)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: As youths, Andy McGee (David Keith) and his future wife, Vicky (Heather Locklear), participated in secret experiments, allowing themselves to be subjected to mysterious medical tests. Years later, the couple's daughter, Charlie (Drew Barrymore), begins to exhibit the ability of setting fires solely with her mind. This volatile talent makes the youngster extremely dangerous and soon she becomes a target for the enigmatic agency known as "The Shop."
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, scary, exciting, stylized, serious, cult film, surprise ending, psychotronic ...
Plot: supernatural, experiment gone awry, little girl, on the run, supernatural ability, psychic, danger, government agency, fire, conspiracy, kidnapping, scientist, father daughter relationship, child in peril, burned alive, telepathy, child protagonist, graphic violence, foreknowledge, chases and races, dishonesty, disorder, state affairs, college, intelligence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, vermont

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Most similar movies to Firestarter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and cult film films with plots about chase, death, danger, violence, catastrophe, murder and supernatural mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Firestarter: Firestarter: Rekindled (2002), Scanners (1981), The Fury (1978), Spontaneous Combustion (1990), Village of the Damned (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Firestarter: Rekindled (2002)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
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Story: Charlie McGee is a young woman with the unwanted and often uncontrollable gift of psychokinesis, lighting fires by mere thought. Charlie has been in hiding for nearly all her life from a top-secret government fringe group headed by the maniacal John ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, stylized, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, superhuman powers, experiment gone awry, fire, supernatural ability, imaginary, conspiracy, danger, crimes, deadly, disorder, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary
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100%
 6.8
 51K
Scanners (1981)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their ...
Style: disturbing, tense, suspenseful, intense, scary ...
Plot: mind control, telekinesis, scientist, world domination, murder, mind reading, supernatural ability, misfit, social misfits, violence, conspiracy, exploitation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 14K
The Fury (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue, when a sinister official kidnaps him to harness his extremely powerful psychic abilities.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, telepathy, supernatural, rescue, family relations, danger, government agency, espionage, conspiracy, government agent, vengeance, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978, year 1977
Place: middle east, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Spontaneous Combustion (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young man finds out that his parents had been used in an atomic-weapons experiment shortly before he was born, and that the results have had some unexpected effects on him.
Style: suspenseful, rough, gothic, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: experiment gone awry, danger, supernatural ability, supernatural, deadly, government agency, secret past, scientist, top secret, burned alive, murder, conspiracy ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 90s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Village of the Damned (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An American village is visited by some unknown life form which leaves the women of the village pregnant. Nine months later, the babies are born, and they all look normal, but it doesn't take the "parents" long to realize that the kids ...
Style: scary, serious, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space and aliens, mind game, pregnancy, evil alien, supernatural ability, deadly, alien, village, supernatural power, small town life, babies and infants, danger ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The story concerns Dr James Xavier, ably portrayed by Ray Milland. He has invented a serum for improving human vision. When his funding is cut he proceeds to experiment on himself -- with horrifying results. From the director who gave you Swamp ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: monkey, hospital, experiment, scientist, surgery, experimenting, supernatural, supernatural ability, experiment gone awry, gambling, scheming, laboratory ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: las vegas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 464K
Lucy (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Taiwan, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
Style: futuristic, exciting, surreal, cerebral, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: intelligence, superhuman powers, tough girl, supernatural ability, mind control, telekinesis, telepathy, supernatural, strong female lead, imaginary, strong female character, immortality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: taiwan, new york, france, rome italy, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 4K
Watchers (1988)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
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, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, experiment gone awry, danger, on the run, genetic engineering, government agent, laboratory, stalking, dog, heroes, supernatural ability, creature ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Maximum Overdrive (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a comet passes close to the earth, machines all over the world come alive and go on homicidal rampages. A group of people at a desolate truck stop are held hostage by a gang of homicidal 18-wheelers. The frightened people set out to defeat the ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: truck, survival, objects come to life, hostage, supernatural, danger, hostages, deadly, crimes, race against time, heroic mission, exploding truck ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 108K
Push (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his father, an assassin, is brutally murdered, Nick Gant vows revenge on Division, the covert government agency that dabbles in psychic warfare and experimental drugs. Hiding in Hong Kong's underworld, Nick assembles a band of rogue ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, telekinesis, clairvoyance, psychic, supernatural, danger, chase, experiment, imaginary, precognition, undercover, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 1945
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.1
 589
Dark Breed (1996)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Captain Saxon, and agent for the top secret Omega agency, has been given the assignment of tracking down and either capturing or killing the crew members of a secret space mission who returned to Earth against orders. It seems that they were all ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, alien, astronaut, save the world, heroic mission, race against time, against the rules, heroes, space travel, danger, undercover, deadly creature ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 127K
Hollow Man (2000)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cocky researcher, Sebastian Caine is working on a project to make living creatures invisible and he's so confident he's found the right formula that he tests it on himself and soon begins to vanish. The only problem is – no-one can ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: invisibility, mad scientist, invisible man, experiment, swearing, danger, scientist, psychopath, murder, crimes, violence, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 65K
The Dead Zone (1983)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: dark hero, supernatural ability, supernatural, coma, destiny, changing the past or future, a vision, heroes, investigation, serial killer, murder, premonition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, future
Place: usa, maine, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, desert, soldier, danger, heroic mission, heroes, save the world, deadly creature, deadly, daring rescue, survival, experiment gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 12K
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: epidemic, hazmat suit, plague, quarantine, virus, bio weapon, survival, on the run, danger, rescue, race against time, scientist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, vietnam, usa, asia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.5
 90K
Dreamcatcher (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Four boyhood pals perform a heroic act and are changed by the powers they gain in return. Years later, on a hunting trip in the Maine woods, they're overtaken by a vicious blizzard that harbors an ominous presence. Challenged to stop an alien ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, stephen king, in the woods, plague, supernatural, friends, evil alien, first contact, foreknowledge, mind control, supernatural ability, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: maine, usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 76K
Christine (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: objects come to life, obsession, chase, supernatural, classic car, car, survival, vengeance, bullying, murder, brutality, betrayal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, year 1958 ...
Place: california, southern california, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 145K
The Running Man (1987)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight ...
Style: serious, rough, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, chase, chases and races, dystopic future, future dystopia, danger, resistance, gadget, dishonesty, rivalry, tough heroes, death sentence ...
Time: future, 80s, 2010s, 21st century, year 2017 ...
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Hollow Man II (2006)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After the mysterious death of scientist, Dr. Devin Villiers, Det. Frank Turner and his partner are assigned to protect Villiers' colleague, who revealed that a veteran soldier was subjected to an experiment with the objective of creating the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: invisibility, superhuman powers, murder, police officer killed, night vision, on the run, mad scientist, psychopath, supernatural, serial killer, manhunt, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, seattle, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 55K
Vampires (1998)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The church enlists a team of vampire-hunters to hunt down and destroy a group of vampires searching for an ancient relic that will allow them to exist in sunlight.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, bloody, gothic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, vampire hunter, vampire slayer, supernatural, duct tape over mouth, priest, gory, vengeance, telepathy, danger, obsessive quest, clergy ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new mexico, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.4
 11K
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, danger, deadly creature, deadly, chaos, technology gone awry, heroic mission, dangerous animal, sea ...
Time: future, prehistory, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, deadly creature, race against time, danger, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 2K
The Kindred (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Amanda's deathbed request to her son, John, was for him to destroy all the lab notes etc. from her last experiment. She also blurts out he had a brother. At the funeral John meets Melissa, who claims to be his mothers biggest fan. Together with ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, intense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, murder, survival, experiment gone awry, investigation, deadly, danger, death, creature, laboratory, transformation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 7.3
 150K
Poltergeist (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, psychic, poltergeist, good versus evil, kidnapping, missing child, child in peril, nightmare, parallel world, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 24K
Cat's Eye (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three short stories by shock-meister Stephen King are linked by a stray cat that roams from one tale to the next in this creepy triptych that begins as Dick (James Woods) tries to quit smoking by any means necessary. Next, we meet Johnny, an ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, macabre, anthology ...
Plot: monster, life & death, cure, cat, girl, danger, dishonesty, couple relations, supernatural, child in peril, gambling, bet ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city, new york, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 83K
Flatliners (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Five medical students want to find out if there is life after death. They plan to stop one of their hearts for a few seconds, thus simulating death, and then bring the person back to life. A science fiction thriller from the early 1990's with a ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: afterlife, medical student, experiment gone awry, suicide, nightmare, hallucination, medical school, medical experiment, supernatural, deadly, supernatural ability, hallucinations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 41K
Morgan (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A corporate risk-management consultant must determine whether or not to terminate an artificial being's life that was made in a laboratory environment.
Style: suspense, twist ending, surprise ending, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: artificial intelligence, moral dilemma, experiment, secret laboratory, danger, violence, escape, genetics, surveillance, cloning, fight, isolation ...
Time: future, contemporary, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Alone in the Dark (2005)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 96 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, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, gothic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, monster, artifact, supernatural, obsessive quest, investigation, heroic mission, danger, deadly, mystery, paranormal, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: ancient history, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.4
 27K
Cell (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a strange signal pulsates through all cell phone networks worldwide, it starts a murderous epidemic of epic proportions when users become bloodthirsty creatures, and a group of people in New England are among the survivors to deal with the ...
Style: ambiguous ending, scary, twist ending, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: apocalypse, epidemic, zombie, virus, stephen king, insanity, suicide, murder, zombie apocalypse, end of the world, cell phone, survival ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston, new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.6
 618
Project Viper (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Project Viper is a 2002 movie starring Patrick Muldoon, Theresa Russell, Curtis Armstrong, Tamara Davies. The movie was directed by Jim Wynorski under the pseudonym "Jay Andrews." When a terrifying, bioengineered lifeform is stolen from ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: experiment gone awry, government agency, alien, survival, save the world, deadly creature, danger, supernatural, special agents, deadly, race against time, chaos ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%