Movies like The Fly

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The Fly (1986)
 7.5
 152K
The Fly (1986)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one.
Style: scary, suspense, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, disturbing, cerebral ...
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, experiment, scientist, science, tragic love, deadly creature, mutation, research, nightmare, transformation, teleportation, genetically altered, experiment gone awry, death wish, human becomes animal, gory, jealousy, abortion, dangerous animal, body horror, laboratory, ex boyfriend, brutality, supernatural ...
Time: 80s

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Most similar movies to The Fly

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and cult film films with plots about danger, deadly, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, supernatural, disorder and mutant mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Drama genres. Some movies like The Fly: Hibrid (2009), The Brood (1979), Mansquito (2005), Altered States (1980), From Beyond (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.0
 21K
The Fly II (1989)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Martin Brundle, born of the human/fly, is adopted by his father's place of employment (Bartok Inc.) while the employees simply wait for his mutant chromosomes to come out of their dormant state.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, bleak ...
Plot: teleportation, monster, laboratory, mutation, human becomes animal, genetic engineering, mad scientist, gory, transformation, dangerous animal, master villain, deadly creature ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 5.7
 90K
Hibrid (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Elsa and Clive, two young rebellious scientists, defy legal and ethical boundaries and forge ahead with a dangerous experiment: splicing together human and animal DNA to create a new organism. Named "Dren", the creature rapidly develops ...
Style: stylized, rough, serious, suspense, twist ending ...
Plot: genetic engineering, experiment gone awry, cloning, danger, monster, supernatural, laboratory, couple relations, genetics, ambition, against the rules, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 24K
The Brood (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, while a series of brutal attacks committed by a brood of mutant children coincides with the husband's investigation.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, scary, cult film ...
Plot: mutant, body horror, experiment gone awry, transformation, genetically altered, danger, murder, attic, strangulation, surrealism, doctors and patients, dwarf ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.5
 2K
Mansquito (2005)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Police lieutenant detective Thomas 'Thom' Randall's steady girl-friend, Dr. Jennifer 'Jen' Allen, is Dr. Aaron Michaels's main assistant on his pharmaceutical firm Bellion's research program to cure the highly ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutant, mosquito, experiment gone awry, supernatural, danger, track down, swat, virus, transformation, escaped prisoner, police investigation, insect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The ultimate weapon, claimed to be safe for mankind, produces global side-effects including time slides and disappearances. The scientist behind the project and his car are zapped from the year 2031 to 1817 in Switzerland where he meets Dr. Victor ...
Style: futuristic, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: time travel, mad scientist, supernatural, deadly, deadly creature, mutant, save the world, vengeance, destiny, danger, disorder, experiment gone awry ...
Time: future, 19th century, 21st century, 1800s, 1810s
Place: geneva switzerland, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 31K
Altered States (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A research scientist (William Hurt) explores the boundaries and frontiers of consciousness. Using sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic mixtures from native American shamans, he explores these altered states of consciousness and finds that memory, ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: obsession, science, isolation, genetics, experiment gone awry, psychologist, transformation, university, danger, genetically altered, mad scientist, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1967, 1960s
Place: california, boston, africa, mexico, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 21K
From Beyond (1986)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: body horror, mad scientist, transformation, experiment, bondage, experiment gone awry, zombie, murder, supernatural, parallel world, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 185 min.
Story: This much-requested, made-for-TV adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel stars Michael Sarrazin as the creature given life by Victor Frankenstein (Leonard Whiting), who witnesses his creation turn uncontrollable after he's duped by his ...
Style: gothic, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: monster, reanimation, murder, scientist, doctor, supernatural, mad scientist, deadly creature, experiment gone awry, danger, obsession, reincarnation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Curse of the Fly (1965)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Remember that scientist that was trying to perfect a matter transportation machine but got fused with a fly when one of the little critters got into the transporter with him? Well, this story is about three of his descendents (a son, Henri Delambre, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, mutant, experiment, mental institution, laboratory, teleportation, disfigurement, experiment gone awry, danger, deadly creature, human monster, giant insect ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, canada, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.6
 4K
Carnosaur (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After being driven to extinction, great bloodthirsty dinosaurs come back to life with the assistance of a demented genetic scientist. She plans to replace the human race with a super-race of dinosaurs who will not pollute the planet.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, dinosaur, deadly creature, chaos, danger, extinction, gory, dangerous animal, deadly, imaginary, disorder, mutant ...
Time: 90s, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on Mary Shelley's novel, "Frankenstein" tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a promising young doctor who, devastated by the death of his mother during childbirth, becomes obsessed with bringing the dead back to life. His ...
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Plot: mad scientist, obsession, immortality, rescue, vengeance, supernatural, mutant, deadly creature, reincarnation, experiment gone awry, danger, science ...
Time: 19th century, 1700s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: germany, swiss alps, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A shipwrecked sailor stumbles upon a mysterious island and is shocked to discover that a brilliant scientist and his lab assistant have found a way to combine human and animal DNA with horrific results.
Style: suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, genetics, island, dangerous animal, rebellion, mutant, experiment, survival, chaos and mayhem, transformation, technology gone awry, stranded ...
Time: 21st century, future, year 2010, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 922
The Mutations (1974)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mad scientist (Donald Pleasence) crosses plants with people, and the results wind up in a sideshow.
Style: offbeat, rough, serious, scary, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, kidnapping, experiment, disorder, psychopath, danger, circus, experiment gone awry, prostitute, deadly, animal life ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, experiment gone awry, survival, danger, investigation, deadly, death, creature, laboratory, transformation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 15K
Rabid (1977)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After undergoing radical surgery for injuries from a motorcycle accident, a young woman develops a strange phallic growth on her body and a thirst for human blood -- the only nourishment that will now sustain her.
Style: disturbing, scary, rough, suspenseful, experimental ...
Plot: vampire, body horror, rabies, infected, murder, surgery, accident, mad scientist, gory, experiment gone awry, chaos, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: canada, montreal quebec, quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
 2K
The Nest (1988)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Horrifying shocker as a biological experiment goes haywire when meat-eating mutant roaches invade an island community, terrorizing a peaceful New England fishing village and hideously butchering its citizens.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, experiment, cockroach, experiment gone awry, deadly, dangerous animal, danger, island, insect, scientist, escapades, gory ...
Time: 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Syngenor: Synthesized Genetic Organism (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A scientist engineers a group of genetically engineered cyborgs for use as "super soldiers" to fight U.S. wars in the Middle East. However, things get ugly when the cyborgs malfunction and turn on their creators.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, mutant, experiment gone awry, superhuman powers, super soldier, technology gone awry, soldier, terrorism, danger, deadly, deadly creature, battles ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.9
 2K
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, rough, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, survival, deadly creature, experiment gone awry, bio weapon, save the world, danger, future dystopia, plague, desert, parasite, gang ...
Time: future, year 1992, 1990s, near future, 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.2
 10K
Monkey Shines (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A quadriplegic man is given a trained monkey help him with every day activities, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master and those who get too close to him.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: paralysis, murder, monkey, disability, revenge, rage, experiment, vengeance, dangerous animal, experiment gone awry, zombie, disorder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Forbidden World (1982)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In the distant future, a federation marshal arrives at a research lab on a remote planet where a genetic experiment has gotten loose and begins feeding on the dwindling scientific group.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, futuristic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, laboratory, planet, genetics, experiment gone awry, danger, isolation, space and aliens, dangerous animal, chaos, battles ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
 44K
Mimic (1997)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A disease carried by common cockroaches is killing Manhattan children. In an effort to stop the epidemic an entomologist, Susan Tyler, creates a mutant breed of insect that secretes a fluid to kill the roaches. This mutant breed was engineered to ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, light ...
Plot: virus, mutation, experiment gone awry, animal horror, scientist, cockroach, insect, deadly creature, evolution, mutant, genetic engineering, eaten alive ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, manhattan, new york city, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: They're not human. But they hunt human women. Not for killing. For mating.
Style: scary, suspenseful, intense, absurd, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: raped by monster, survival, fisherman, rape, mad scientist, deadly creature, experiment gone awry, mutation, heroic mission, deadly, heroes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Victor Frankenstein, descendant of the infamous scientist, Baron Von Frankenstein, follows in his experimental footsteps. Initially his success involves the resuscitation of a tortoise and progressing onto more ambitious projects, including creating ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, suspense, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: mad scientist, laboratory, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, escapades, gory, danger, supernatural, vengeance, dangerous attraction, unlikely criminals, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 5.4
 3K
Sssssss (1973)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: David, a college student, is looking for a job. He is hired by Dr. Stoner as a lab assistant for his research and experiments on snakes. David also begins to fall for Stoner's young daughter, Kristina. However, the good doctor has secretly ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, stylized, absurd, semi serious ...
Plot: snake, mad scientist, experiment, transformation, cobra, serum, laboratory, college student, teacher student relationship, experiment gone awry, danger, dangerous animal ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.2
 2K
The Rage (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A crazed scientist experimenting with a rage virus on innocent victims in a laboratory in the woods. When his monstrous subjects escape and vultures devour their remains, they became mutations seeking to feed on humans.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, bio weapon, zombie, laboratory, experiment, monster, vengeance, disorder, supernatural, experiment gone awry, danger, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.6
 899
Alien Predator (1986)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 3 young friends are on vacation in Spain, until weird things begin to occur and then a man from NASA tells them what's really going on: Dangerous Alien Organisms from the Apollo 14 Moon Mission, which was tested on animals on SkyLab. But then ...
Style: rough, serious, scary, apocalyptic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, scientist, love triangle, monster, nasa, disease, heroic mission, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, deadly creature, danger, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 251K
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, tense, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie apocalypse, zombie, survival, plague, infected, chaos, virus, mutant, post apocalypse, end of the world, danger, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.1
 512
Hybrid (1997)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A group of space renegades hook up with a drifter named McQueen. Together they hole up in an abandoned research facility for the night and are relentlessly pursued by a human/monster hybrid.
Style: scary, bleak, rough, serious, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, mutant, deadly, isolation, danger, confined, laboratory, stalking, desert, deadly creature, experiment, half human ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 17K
Shivers (1975)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, cynical, sexual ...
Plot: zombie, body horror, mad scientist, sex addict, gory, parasite, infected, race against time, danger, dangerous attraction, plague, island ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.9
 2K
Creepozoids (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: The year is 1998, six years after the nuke wars reduced the world to rubble and a few bands of wandering survivors. One of these groups stumbles into an abandoned government research facility, where they were working on making the body capable of ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, laboratory, alien, shower, creature, mutant, monster, supernatural, chaos, race against time, mad scientist, experiment gone awry ...
Time: future, year 1998, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%