Movies like The Ugly Swans

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The Ugly Swans (2006)
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The Ugly Swans (2006)
Original name: Гадкие лебеди
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia, France, Switzerland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the near future, writer Victor Banev gets himself on a UN commission to investigate what's going on in the remote town of Tashlinsk, where reports tell of a virus-created race of brainiac mutants. Banev's tween daughter Ira is enrolled at a school for gifted children which has been taken over by the mutants, who have grown to despise ordinary humanity.
Style: exciting, bleak, serious, suspenseful, scary, stylized
Plot: school, supernatural, politics, rescue, boarding school life, prodigy, boarding school, danger, isolation, siblings relations, science, military, paranormal phenomena, father daughter relationship, mutant, ghost, in the woods, heroes, misfit, social misfits, space and aliens, alien, distopia, mental institution, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland

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Most similar movies to The Ugly Swans

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and exciting films with plots about danger, supernatural, deadly, isolation, escapades, heroes and survival mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Ugly Swans: Dorm (2006), Children of the Damned (1964), Alien Siege (2005), Black River (2001), Three Inches (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dorm (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Thailand
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When 12-year-old Ton transfers to an all-boys boarding school, he's taunted by his peers and terrified by their tales about the ghosts that inhabit the school. Ton is utterly miserable -- until he befriends a mysterious fellow pupil.
Style: serious, bleak, touching, scary
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, ghost, coming of age, nightmare, rescue, little boy, boarding school, guilt, drowning, supernatural, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
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95%
Children of the Damned (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Six children are found spread through out the world that not only have enormous intelligence, but identical intelligence and have a strange bond to each other.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, mind bending, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: evil child, church, supernatural, danger, prodigy, social misfits, supernatural ability, moral dilemma, children, killer child, genius, scientist ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: london, england, europe, tokyo
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Alien Siege (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alien Siege is a 2005 Sci-Fi Channel Original Movie about an alien race that comes to Earth seeking a cure to a deadly virus, for which the antidote is human blood.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, rescue, save the world, heroic mission, space and aliens, deadly creature, race against time, supernatural, danger, deadly, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Black River (2001)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Burned-out Hollywood screenwriter Bo Aikens (Jay Mohr) is fed up with life in Los Angeles. He heads out of the hustle and bustle of the big city and arrives in picturesque Black River in Northern California, seeking relaxation and artistic ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: small town life, danger, small town, mind game, destiny, isolation, sister sister relationship, guardian angel, remote control, confined, urban, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Three Inches (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Walter Speckman is a nobody, until one day he is struck by lightning and gains the ability to move any object with his mind... but only for 3 inches at a time. A recruiter who knows of super-powered individuals finds Walter and offers him the chance ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, serious, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, superhuman powers, friendship, supernatural ability, imaginary, heroic mission, woman in danger, rescue, good versus evil, danger, hospital, car accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.2
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The Watch (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Cassie, a psych student, was kidnapped and traumatized as a child by a disturbed person. To exorcise her demons and to finish her thesis, she decides on an experiment in isolation, working at a secluded watch tower as a fire lookout. But once ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: manipulations, mind game, danger, manipulation, haunted by the past, mystery, isolation, rivalry, female protagonist, supernatural, surveillance, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Toxic Skies (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A doctor must find a cure for a viral epidemic that is spreading through vapors from jets.
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Plot: save the world, race against time, supernatural, survival, life is a bitch, danger, chaos, deadly, isolation, terminal illness, future dystopia, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Unknown (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five young field-biologists are sent to northern Sweden to investigate effects of a large forest fire. However, what was thought to be some weeks of camping and easy work soon turns into a nightmare as they find the remains of a mysterious creature ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, supernatural, deadly creature, deadly, isolation, wilderness, in the woods, biologist, forest fire, confined, found footage, strange behavior ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Moth Diaries (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA, Ireland
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Rebecca is suspicious of Ernessa, the new arrival at her boarding school. But is Rebecca just jealous of Ernessa's bond with Lucie, or does the new girl truly possess a dark secret?
Style: gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: vampire, boarding school, supernatural, mysterious character, friends, social relations, obsession, youth, danger, female friendship, haunted by the past, boarding school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Meteor Storm (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: San Francisco becomes a target for waves of destructive meteors after a rogue comet orbits around the earth... For astronomer, Michelle Young, what was meant to be a once-in-a-lifetime celestial event, soon turns into her worst nightmare as ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, bleak, disaster movie ...
Plot: meteor shower, meteorite, apocalypse, danger, escapades, save the world, space and aliens, extinction, destiny, mother daughter relationship, science, meteor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.1
 3K
Quintet (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: During a future ice age, dying humanity occupies its remaining time by playing a board game called Quintet. For one small group, this obsession is not enough. They play the game with living pieces, and only the winner survives.
Style: psychological, futuristic, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: ice age, climate change, future dystopia, isolation, danger, rivalry, life is a bitch, society, chaos, apocalypse, survival, obsession ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
It's in the Blood (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: One year after a tragic incident tore their family apart, a grieving son and his estranged father embark on a journey into the wild to reconcile their past. When a horrifying accident leaves Russell badly injured, and strands them in the wild, it is ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, scary ...
Plot: ghost, survival, rescue, isolation, danger, wilderness, supernatural, stalking, deadly, escapades, estrangement, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Code Red (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychologically disturbed solider is forced to come out of retirement to find his brother who has disappeared in the jungle but nothing can prepare him for the alien nightmare he is plunged into.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Plot: alien encounter, soldier, adventure, rescue, missing person, danger, deadly, escapades, military, jungle, government coverup, secret base ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Sea Beast (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the fishing village of Cedar Bay, terror lies within the water. And now it has surfaced in search of something more substantial to devour than marine life: human flesh. A captain and a sea biologist must wage a terrifying battle against the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, scary, serious ...
Plot: survival, mutant, ocean or sea, disorder, danger, experiment gone awry, ocean, supernatural, rescue, imaginary, deadly creature, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: suspenseful, scary, 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, scientist ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, canada, montreal, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Mutants (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A nasty virus has spread throughout the human race turning the population into something ...else. After a brief setup (and a messy hit and run) we’re introduced to an ambulance and its four occupants. Sonia (Helene de Fougerolles) and Marco ...
Style: bleak, tense, scary, rough, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie apocalypse, mutation, survival, zombie, deadly virus, deadly, danger, love and romance, supernatural, life is a bitch, isolation, infection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Blood Glacier (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: At a climate research station in the Alps, the scientists are stunned as the nearby melting glacier is leaking a red liquid. It quickly turns to be very special juice — with unexpected genetic effects on the local wildlife.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, exciting, slasher
Plot: iceberg, glacier, monster, scientist, survival, dangerous animal, danger, deadly creature, isolation, mutant, impalement, research facility ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alps, germany, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Color Out of Space (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Arkham, 1975: Jonathan Davis' father has disappeared. His tracks lead to Germany, to the Swabian-Franconian Forest where he was stationed after the Second World War. Jonathan sets out to find him and bring him home, but deep in the woods he ...
Style: neo noir, bleak, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Plot: farm, countryside, missing person, h.p. lovecraft, supernatural, mystery, asteroids and comets, danger, laboratory, meteor, meteorite, mysticism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Extinction: The G.M.O. Chronicles (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Retrovirus, which was conceived as a tool for industrial genetic engineering, has gotten out of control and is spreading rapidly. While it crosses all organisms within our ecological system completely indiscriminately (mixing plant with animal and ...
Style: serious, scary, bleak, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: zombie, epidemic, extinction, zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, survivor, survival, isolation, death, vestiges of humanity, danger, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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48%
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Neverlake (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: On a trip home to visit her father, Jenny is thrown into a world of mystery, horror and legend when she is called upon by 3000 year old spirits of the Neverlake to help return their lost artifacts and save the lives of missing children.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, obsession, family problems, uncover truth, life is a bitch, family relations, mystery, hidden truth, father daughter relationship, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
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47%
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High Moon (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the future where the countries of Earth have established colonies to mine the Moon's resources. When a new life form is discovered, chaos erupts as various factions race to uncover and exploit its powerful secrets.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, futuristic, exciting, serious ...
Plot: space and aliens, moon, imaginary, inventions and discoveries, chaos and mayhem, chaos, outer space, danger, investigation, oxygen, space wars, explosion
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Innocence (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A look inside an offbeat boarding school for young girls.
Style: surreal, suspenseful, psychological, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: boarding school, mystery, society, school, childhood, boarding school life, friendship between girls, coming of age, teenage life, ballet, youth, adulthood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 461
The People (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A young woman is assigned to teach school in a secluded valley whose inhabitants appear stern, secretive and anti-pleasure. Following two children who disappear to play in the woods, she finds that this is actually a community of extraterrestrials ...
Style: semi serious, psychotronic
Plot: school, telekinesis, alien, teacher, small town, small town life, isolation, teachers and students, benign alien, space and aliens, danger, student ...
Time: 70s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Masters of Science Fiction (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
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Story: Masters of Science Fiction is an American television anthology series by the same creators as Masters of Horror. The show debuted on ABC on August 4, 2007 at 10PM for a run of four episodes. It was originally scheduled to run in six parts, but two ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, anthology, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: supernatural, genetic engineering, danger, space and aliens, cure, mutant, nuclear, imaginary, death penalty, nuclear weapon, satire, alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Beneath (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A crew of coal miners becomes trapped 600 feet below ground after a disastrous collapse. As the air grows more toxic and time runs out, they slowly descend into madness and begin to turn on one another. Inspired by true events.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, exciting, ambiguous ending
Plot: mine, miner, survival, supernatural, confined, trapped, danger, isolation, race against time, deadly, machismo, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Fissures (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Charlotte, an alienated sound engineer, travels to the country home where her mother was just murdered. She is quickly frustrated by the lack of progress in the police investigation and so begins her own. While listening to a fresh sound recording ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, crimes, danger, loss of mother, fear, supernatural power, supernatural, sound recording, murder mystery, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Malevil (1981)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In southern France, in a quite little town, the mayor, who also owns a castle with some cattle, is in the wine cellar with some other people: the pharmacist, the veterinary, and some of his employees. As they are drinking wine, they hear a terrible ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, danger, mentally unstable, fascism, palaces castles and temples, chaos, cooking and food, leadership, society, confined, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Island of the Burning Damned (1967)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While mainland Britain shivers in deepest winter, the northern island of Fara bakes in the nineties, and the boys at the Met station have no more idea what is going on than the regulars at the Swan. Only a stand-offish visting scientist realizes ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: island, alien, scientist, supernatural, danger, deadly, love triangle, isolation, investigation, sheep, chaos and mayhem, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Serena and the Ratts (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After years of killing for a man only known as "The Boss", Serena is burnt out. When she is hired for one final job, she teams up with an underground renegade group to stop her replacement from executing the assassination.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: hitman, assassin, renegade, time travel, danger, crimes, murder, assassination, inventions and discoveries, scientist, gun, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Even the Wind Is Afraid (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Claudia is a troubled teen confined in a very particular support center ruled with roughness by renowned psychiatrist Bernarda Alquicira. Coexisting with girls who have experienced similar trances, Claudia confronts horrible visions of Andrea, a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, isolation, mentally unstable, mystery, supernatural, confined, mental institution, deadly, vengeance, uncover truth, danger, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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40%