Movies like The Island of Dr. Moreau 1977

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The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)
 5.9
 6K
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A ship-wrecked man floats ashore on an island in the Pacific Ocean. The island is inhabited by a scientist, Dr. Moreau, who in an experiment has turned beasts into human beings.
Style: atmospheric, scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: island, mutant, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, experiment, hybrid, genetic engineering, genetics, confined, isolation, deadly, chaos, violence, animal attack, human becoming an animal, transformation, captivity, laboratory, murder, human animal relationship, supernatural, imaginary, chaos and mayhem, rivalry, tropical island ...
Place: pacific ocean

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Most similar movies to The Island of Dr. Moreau

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and psychotronic films with plots about danger, deadly, escapades, experiment gone awry, supernatural, mutant and disorder mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Island of Dr. Moreau: The Fly (1986), The Kindred (1987), The Food of the Gods (1976), Empire of the Ants (1977), Forbidden World (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, scary, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, dangerous animal, genetics, survival, experiment, mutant, chaos and mayhem, island, rebellion, transformation, experiment gone awry, mutation ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s, year 2010
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 163K
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, atmospheric, suspense, psychological, rough ...
Plot: science, scientist, experiment, mutant, mad scientist, tragic love, mutation, nightmare, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, research, teleportation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
The Food of the Gods (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Morgan and his friends are on a hunting trip on a remote Canadian island when they are attacked by a swarm of giant wasps. Looking for help, Morgan stumbles across a barn inhabited by an enormous killer chicken. After doing some exploring, they ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: island, mutant, rat, space and aliens, giant animal, investigation, dangerous animal, danger, environmentalism, rescue, farmhouse, mountain ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: british columbia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Empire of the Ants (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sleazy scam artist Joan Collins tries to sell phony real estate deals down in the Florida everglades. What she and her unsuspecting buyers don't know is the area has been taken over by giant ants!
Style: scary, exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, radioactive, real estate, radioactivity, supernatural, deadly creature, danger, dangerous animal, deadly, crimes, cons and scams, toxic ...
Time: 70s
Place: florida, usa, everglades
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, laboratory, genetics, planet, isolation, dangerous animal, danger, space and aliens, save the planet, battles ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 2K
Screamers (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Aquatic creatures threaten the existence of a mysterious island.
Style: exciting, scary, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, sea monster, island, mad scientist, mutant, survival, experiment gone awry, inventions and discoveries, confined, isolation, dangerous animal, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 19th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 23K
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: macabre, scary, suspenseful, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: body horror, mad scientist, transformation, experiment, bondage, experiment gone awry, zombie, murder, supernatural, parallel world, deadly, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Panic in the tower (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A murderous baboon escapes from a laboratory and roams the research building, and begins to kill some teenagers who are also in the building playing a Dungeons-and-Dragons type game.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, cult film ...
Plot: baboon, laboratory, medical school, danger, deadly, mutant, isolation, experiment gone awry, captivity, animal horror, animal attack, scientist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, cobra, mad scientist, experiment, transformation, fall in love, serum, laboratory, college student, experiment gone awry, danger, dangerous animal ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 13K
Swamp Thing (1982)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Alec Holland, hidden away in the depths of a murky swamp, is trying to create a new species - a combination of animal and plant capable of adapting and thriving in the harshest conditions. Unfortunately he becomes subject of his own creation and ...
Style: semi serious, suspense, exciting, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: swamp, mutant, superhero, laboratory, mad scientist, good versus evil, rescue, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, superhuman powers, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, usa, holland, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Curse of the Komodo (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Genetically-engineered Komodo dragons have become ginormous creatures hunting people on a remote tropical island. A small group of scientists must stop the dragons before they escape the island and destroy the rest of the world.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutation, dangerous animal, island, danger, chaos, experiment gone awry, genetic engineering, deadly, deadly creature, zombie, secret project, giant lizard ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Twilight People (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Philippines
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A kidnapped diver is taken to an island inhabited by a mad scientist and his half-animal, half-human creations.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: island, mad scientist, kidnapping, heroes, zombie, deadly, dangerous animal, escapades, experiment gone awry, captivity, plague, vengeance ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Night of the Lepus (1972)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Giant mutant rabbits terrorize the southwest!!
Style: suspenseful, serious, absurd, suspense, offbeat ...
Plot: mutant, giant animal, gene manipulation, experiment gone awry, rabbit, mad scientist, heroes, dangerous animal, deadly, danger, chaos, mutation ...
Time: 70s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Philippines
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A man who loves to travel, travels to an island where a mad doctor is creating zombies.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, bleak, slasher ...
Plot: mad scientist, monster, murder, investigation, deadly, danger, isolation, missing person, mad doctor, island, laboratory, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 60s
Place: asia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 8K
Phase IV (1974)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Arizona ants mock the food chain on their way to a desert lab to get two scientists and a woman.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, psychotronic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, murder, ant, science, time lapse photography, scientist, good versus evil, save the world, escapades, chases and races, race against time, misfit ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.1
 2K
SharkMan (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When he began fusing human and shark DNA, his colleagues laughed at him. Now his creation is taking his revenge, and they aren't laughing anymore.
Style: rough, scary, serious, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: mad scientist, island, supernatural, heroes, escapades, deadly, rivalry, danger, mutant, gory, vengeance, monster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
 2K
Bug (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An earthquake releases a strain of mutant cockroaches with the ability to start fires, which proceed to cause destructive chaos in a small town. The studies carried out by scientist James Parmiter, however, reveal an intent with much more ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, slasher, serious ...
Plot: catastrophe, investigation, mad scientist, small town, mutation, fire, anti heroes, deadly, supernatural, misfit, ghost, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 4.2
 3K
Komodo (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During the 70's, some Komodo Dragon eggs were dumped on an North Carolina island. Somehow, the baby Komodos survived, and twenty years later they have grown up and taken over the island for themselves. Young Patrick has lost his parents and his ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: dangerous animal, island, deadly, animal attack, isolation, mutant, survival, family in danger, animal life, danger, endangered species, creature feature ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.0
 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: laboratory, survival, monster, alien, post apocalypse, creature, mutant, shower, experiment gone awry, technology gone awry, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 1990s, 20th century, 90s, year 1998
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Chosen Survivors (1974)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of diverse individuals are suddenly taken from their homes and flown via helicopter to a futuristic bomb shelter in the desert, nearly two miles below the surface of the Earth. There they learn that a nuclear holocaust is taking place and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, futuristic, psychological ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, desert, future dystopia, isolation, confined, deadly, experiment gone awry, race against time, adventure, danger, vampire ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 33K
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: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychedelic, scary ...
Plot: experiment gone awry, obsession, science, isolation, genetics, psychologist, transformation, university, genetically altered, danger, mad scientist, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1967, 60s
Place: california, africa, san francisco, new york, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 2K
The Nest (1987)
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, rough, serious, scary, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: cockroach, mutant, experiment, experiment gone awry, danger, deadly, dangerous animal, island, insect, scientist, escapades, chaos ...
Time: 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Attack of the Mushroom People (1963)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Five vacationers and two crewmen become stranded on a tropical island near the equator. The island has little edible food for them to use as they try to live in a fungus covered hulk while repairing Kessei's yacht. Eventually they struggle over ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, surreal, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, starvation, survival, experiment gone awry, mutant, radiation, danger, rescue, deadly creature, isolation, shipwreck, psychiatric ward ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.6
 7K
Isolation (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a remote Irish farm, five people become unwilling participants in an experiment that goes nightmarishly wrong.
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, suspense, rough ...
Plot: infection, quarantine, survival, experiment gone awry, isolation, escapades, danger, deadly, race against time, genetic engineering, countryside, animal life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Parasite Eve (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Toshiaki Nagashima is a biologist who is doing major research on mitochondria. When his beautiful young wife is tragically involved in a car accident which leaves her brain dead, in desperation he steals her liver from her body in order to recieve ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: experiment gone awry, mad scientist, danger, criminal's revenge, police investigation, supernatural, mutant, track down, murder, biologist, zombie, escapades ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.6
 2K
DNA (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: DNA is a 1997 American science fiction action film starring Mark Dacascos and Jürgen Prochnow, and directed by William Mesa. Filming took place in the Philippines. The film was retitled ADN - La menace for its French DVD release, and Scarabée for ...
Style: rough, scary, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, mad scientist, mutant, gene manipulation, supernatural, dangerous animal, deadly creature, deadly, danger, experiment gone awry, genetic experiment, alien ...
Time: 90s
Place: borneo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.3
 693
Bottom Feeder (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A group of utility workers are trapped in a series of tunnels which, unfortunately, contain a scientist mutated by his own creation. The creature feeds instantly on a rat, becoming what it has eaten.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, tense, suspense, scary ...
Plot: mutant, tunnel, danger, dangerous animal, deadly, supernatural, chaos, murder, scientist, survival, isolation, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 7K
It's Alive (1974)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Heavily pregnant Lenore Davis tells her husband, Frank, that she is in labor. They leave their eleven year-old son Chris with their friend Charley and they head to the Community Hospital. Lenore feels that something is wrong and delivers a monster ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, slasher ...
Plot: murder, mutant, investigation, baby, gory, deadly creature, supernatural, family in danger, isolation, experiment gone awry, danger, serial killer ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, seattle washington, seattle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The mutant babies have been placed by court order on a deserted island. Appalled by the cynicism and exploitation of the children by the legal system and the media, the man responsible for them leads an expedition to the island to free them.
Style: rough, scary, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: mutant, island, survival, isolation, rescue, mind game, danger, deadly, investigation, experiment gone awry, murder, babies and infants ...
Time: 80s
Place: cuba, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%