Movies like Iceman 1984

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Iceman (1984)
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Iceman (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An anthropologist is brought to an arctic base when explorers discover the body of a prehistoric man who has been frozen in a block of ice for 40,000 years. After thawing the body to perform an autopsy, scientists discover to their amazement a real possibility to revive him and their attempt to resuscitate the "iceman" proves successful.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, allegory, earnest, touching, melancholic, visually appealing, light, biblical ...
Plot: glacier, laboratory, arctic, caveman, neanderthal, anthropology, language barrier, frozen alive, survival, misfit, graphic violence, moral dilemma, experiment gone awry, danger, society, human nature, chases and races, isolation, escapades, disorder, fish out of water, rescue, race against time, profanity, cold ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistoric, 80s
Place: antarctica, california

Most similar movies to Iceman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, tense and thought provoking films with plots about danger, catastrophe, survival, escapades, heroes, chases and races and race against time mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Iceman: Planet of Dinosaurs (1977), Marooned (1969), Silent Running (1972), Contagion (2002), 2012: Ice Age (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Planet of Dinosaurs (1977)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A space-ship gets lost and is forced to make an emergency landing on an unknown planet. The planet looks much like Earth, only with no trace of civilization. Soon the crew discovers that there are dinosaurs on the planet, and blood-thirsty buggers ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, psychotronic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: rescue, survival, spacecraft, astronaut, planet, heroic mission, deadly creature, deadly, battles, danger, adventure, space travel ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.9
 5K
Marooned (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After spending several months in an orbiting lab, three astronauts prepare to return to earth only to find their rockets wont fire. After initially thinking they might have to abandon them in orbit, NASA decides to launch a daring rescue. Their ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, futuristic ...
Plot: nasa, space travel, rescue, astronaut, spacewalk, race against time, outer space, escapades, confined, survival, isolation, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, future
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.7
 26K
Silent Running (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In a future Earth barren of all flora and fauna, the planet's ecosystems exist only in large pods attached to spacecraft. When word comes in that the pods are to be jettisoned into space and destroyed so that the spacecraft can be reused for ...
Style: contemplative, serious, captivating, cult film, light ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, outer space, robot, distopia, environmentalism, fighting the system, greenhouse, biosphere, factory, androids and robots ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.0
 672
Contagion (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 21st Century, terrorists have developed a new way to strike: disease. Not only have they created a deadly Level Four Ebola virus, their first victim is the President of the United States. The virus is particularly contagious and is spreading. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, survival, terrorism, state affairs, bio weapon, plague, deadly, undercover, race against time, danger, chaos, antidote ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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2012: Ice Age (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A volcanic eruption in Iceland sends a glacier towards North America, causing everything in it's path to freeze. A family man struggles to escape the onslaught of the coming ice age.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ecological disaster, ice age, glacier, race against time, adventure, forces of nature, survival, evacuation, family relations, danger, chases and races, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 3K
Stranded (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A team of astronauts on the first mission to Mars crashes onto the surface, losing contact with Earth. With no other recourse, and help millions of miles away, the crew is forced to make desperate choices in order to stay alive. Will they be able to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, tense, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, mars, spaceship crash, survival, heroic mission, save the world, adventure, alien encounter, danger, space and aliens, rescue, rescue team ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.7
 21K
After the Dark (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Indonesia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: At an international school in Jakarta, a philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to choose which ten of them would take shelter underground and reboot the human race in the event of a nuclear apocalypse.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, surprise ending, captivating, serious ...
Plot: survival, teacher, youth, human nature, danger, disorder, experiment gone awry, teachers and students, social relations, bunker, philosophy, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 619
White Dwarf (1995)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a distant future New York medical student Driscoll Rampart accomplishes his internship at Rusta, a rural planet that doesn't revolve around its axis and therefore is divided into contrasting halves of eternal day vs. eternal night. One is a ...
Style: futuristic, offbeat, serious
Plot: space travel, doctors and patients, heroes, chases and races, danger, space and aliens, supernatural, misfit, supernatural ability, society, imaginary, human nature ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 21K
The Last Mimzy (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two siblings begin to develop special talents after they find a mysterious box of toys, and soon their parents and even their teacher are drawn into a strange new world – and find a task ahead of them that is far more important than any of them ...
Style: touching, serious, inspirational, clever, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: time travel, psychic, young heroes, toys, teleportation, adventure, children, supernatural ability, heroic mission, family, danger, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.7
 760K
Gravity (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: isolation, survival, outer space, space station, spacecraft, space travel, astronaut, trapped in space, catastrophe, survivor, sole survivor, loss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.8
 284
Landslide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Manhattan fireman Mark Decker visits, for the first time, his Steven in his ex Emma's new apartment in one of her dad Donald Richardson's development estates, at the foot of Diamand-back Mountain. But Don's ambitious executive Stewart ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, survival, race against time, adventure, danger, escapades, chases and races, pregnancy, rescue, father son relationship, heroes, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 4K
On the Beach (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The world has finally managed to blow itself up and only Australia has been spared from nuclear destruction and a gigantic wave of radiation is floating in on the breezes. One American sub located in the Pacific has survived and is met with disdain ...
Style: tense, serious, suspense, exciting, gloomy ...
Plot: apocalypse, heroic mission, survival, race against time, save the world, nuclear, chaos, navy, danger, adventure, radiation, ocean or sea ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.2
 818
Storm War (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A series of freak weather occurrences around Washington D.C. reunites two estranged brothers who are the sons of a once prestigious climate scientist. One of them suspects their father is behind it and upon further investigation, they discover that ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disaster movie, tense, humorous ...
Plot: chaos, chaos and mayhem, race against time, save the day, escapades, danger, forces of nature, parents and children, heroes, mad scientist, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
100 Degrees Below Zero (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After freak climate and weather events destroy the world around them, a group of rogue scientists attempt to reverse the deadly new ice age.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, disaster movie, captivating ...
Plot: apocalypse, forces of nature, rescue, chaos, danger, escapades, climate change, snow, natural disaster, catastrophe, scientist, evacuation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, europe, iceland, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Man from Earth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.
Style: serious, sincere, psychological, talky, contemplative ...
Plot: immortality, philosophy, professor, hidden identity, society, religion, christianity, psychology, mistaken identity, legends and myths, impersonating, secret ...
Time: middle ages, prehistoric times, prehistory, prehistoric, 21st century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Day of the Dolphin (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dr Jake Terrell, who has been training a pair of dolphins for many years, has had a breakthrough. He has taught his dolphins to speak and understand English, although they do have a limited vocabulary. When the dolphins are stolen, he discovers ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, melancholic, sexy, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, assassination, undercover, dolphins, conspiracy, espionage, adventure, anti hero, animal life, inventions and discoveries, kidnapping, terrorism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.7
 579
Tides of War (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the cold, dark waters off North Korea a U.S. Navy fast attack submarine meets with a mysterious disaster - it's attacked and nearly sunk by an ominous stealth submarine resulting in the deaths of the Executive Officer and the Engineering ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, military life, survival, heroic mission, undercover, rivalry, government agency, leadership, race against time, rescue, military, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, korea, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.6
 3K
Mindwalk (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A US politician visits his poet friend in Mont. St. Michael, France. While walking through the medieval island discussing their philosophies of life they happen upon Sonja, a scientist in recluse, who joins in their conversation. The two men listen ...
Style: talky, psychological, tense, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: politics, society, isolation, island, lifestyle, rebellion, artists and showbiz, state affairs, unfulfillment, introspection, human nature, friendship ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 12K
Air (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the near future, breathable air is nonexistent. Virtually all of humanity has disappeared, and those chosen to reestablish society reside in a controlled state of suspended animation. Two engineers tasked with guarding the last hope for mankind ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, suspense, ambiguous ending, dark ...
Plot: bunker, isolation, survival, distopia, apocalypse, humanity, contamination, science, freezing, laboratory, save the world, alternate reality ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.1
 853
Frost Giant (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A team searching for a long-lost ship in the Arctic unwittingly unleash an alien creature that looks like it's made of ice.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, survival, danger, deadly creature, isolation, treasure hunt, supernatural, deadly, autopsy, frozen body, adventure, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century, 1800s, year 2010
Place: antarctica, antarctic
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 2K
Warning Sign (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An accident occurs in an ultra-secret government biological weapons laboratory spreading a sinister bacteria.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, scary, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, contamination, laboratory, bio weapon, biological warfare, supernatural, crimes, race against time, life is a bitch, rescue, future dystopia, small town ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 10K
Project X (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young inductee into the military is given the task of looking after some chimpanzees used in the mysterious "Project X". Getting to know the chimps fairly well, he begins to suspect there is more to the secret project than he is being ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspense, touching, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: chimpanzee, monkey, animal life, uncover truth, experiment gone awry, partners, rescue, animal training, happy ending, secret project, radiation, animal rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: everglades
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Black Hole (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's 2 A.M. in St. Louis when a routine scientific experiment goes terribly wrong and an explosion shakes the city. A scientific team investigates, clashing with an intergalactic, voltage-devouring creature that vaporizes them.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: scientist, creature, experiment gone awry, danger, deadly creature, save the world, deadly, survival, chaos, space travel, heroic mission, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: st. louis missouri, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 11K
Extraction (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Thomas Jacobs invents a way to watch people's memories from the inside. Going against his morals, he accepts an offer to enter a heroin addict's memories to literally see if he committed a crime. However,a malfunction causes his ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, melancholic, serious ...
Plot: time loop, memory, murder, disorder, danger, experiment gone awry, supernatural, inventions and discoveries, alternate reality, repeated event, scientist, mind control ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.9
 916
Dragon Day (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Duke Evans, out of work NSA analyst, is evicted from his home he moves his family to his grandfather's old cabin. However here they are also threatened when a hellish cyber-attack is unleashed on the US rendering anything with a computer ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating
Plot: survival, invasion, danger, escapades, chaos and mayhem, crimes, immigrants, society, government agency, racism, unemployment, post apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: china, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Ever Since the World Ended (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Twelve years ago, a plague swept through, wiping out most of the population; in San Francisco, only 186 people remain. Two of them use jury-rigged batteries to power a camera and make a documentary. We see a variety of approaches to survival, from ...
Style: bleak, serious, tense, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: survival, life is a bitch, danger, society, chaos, future dystopia, introspection, apocalypse, escapades, wilderness, commune, survivor ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: futuristic, psychological, stylized, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: ice age, isolation, future dystopia, rivalry, danger, life is a bitch, society, chaos, survival, apocalypse, obsession, glacier ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Under Electric Clouds (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Poland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Russia 2017. The world could be on the verge of a great war. People are anxious that things could fall apart. Evolving around an unfinished building, a diverse group of outsiders struggle to find their place in this rapidly changing society, making ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, contemplative, melancholic, realistic
Plot: society, fish out of water, social relations, misfit, life, multiple storylines, weird, loneliness, disorder, military, soldier, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, near future
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The King Is Alive (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, South Africa, Norway, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stranded in the heat of a barren African desert, eleven bus-passengers shelter in the remnants of an abandoned town. As rescue grows more remote by the day and anxiety deepens, an idea emerges: why not stage a play. However the choice of King Lear ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, bleak, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: desert, survival, isolation, rescue, stranded, life is a bitch, danger, human nature, bus, village, culture clash, village life ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Absolute Zero (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: INTER SCI climatologist Dr. David Kotzman has evidence that a shift in the Earth's polarity triggered the last Ice Age...in a single day. Now, it's happening again, and there's no time to escape. As the temperature plummets, Miami is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, disturbing, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, forces of nature, apocalypse, save the world, rescue, save the day, race against time, ice, husband wife relationship, earthquake, time travel, aging ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%