Movies like The Lawnmower Man

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The Lawnmower Man (1992)
 5.4
 35K
The Lawnmower Man (1992)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science.
Style: futuristic, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, suspense, serious, intellectual, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: cyberspace, virtual reality, cyberpunk, technology, experiment gone awry, mentally challenged, vengeance, misfit, inventions and discoveries, a.i., technology gone awry, man versus machine, revenge, laboratory, husband wife relationship, scientist, dream, supernatural power, surveillance, world domination, lemonade, computers and web, suburbs, imaginary, chaos ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, future
Place: washington d.c.

Most similar movies to The Lawnmower Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, cult film and scary films with plots about danger, dialogue, catastrophe, first contact, transformation, violence and mad scientist mostly in Sci-Fi, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Lawnmower Man: Transcendence (2014), Johnny Mnemonic (1995), eXistenZ (1999), The Machine (2013), Arcade (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 221K
Transcendence (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, China, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two leading computer scientists work toward their goal of Technological Singularity, as a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent them from creating a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, tense, exciting, futuristic ...
Plot: technology, artificial intelligence, computers and web, nanotechnology, resurrection, scientist, technology gone awry, chaos, hi-tech, inventions and discoveries, consciousness, utopia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza. In a dystopian 2021, Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is a data trafficker who has an implant that allows him to ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, hacker, computers and web, computer cracker, heroic mission, danger, cyberspace, virtual reality, technophobia, society, a.i. ...
Time: future, near future, 2000s, 2020s, 21st century
Place: beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 96K
eXistenZ (1999)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.
Style: mind bending, futuristic, surreal, psychological, tense ...
Plot: virtual reality, cyberpunk, escape from reality, video game, distopia, cyberspace, technology gone awry, computers and web, future dystopia, inventions and discoveries, danger, alternate reality ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 31K
The Machine (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Already deep into a second Cold War, Britain’s Ministry of Defense seeks a game-changing weapon. Programmer Vincent McCarthy unwittingly provides an answer in The Machine, a super-strong human cyborg. When a programming bug causes the prototype to ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, androids and robots, a.i., robot, man versus machine, laboratory, fear, technology gone awry, distopia, inventions and discoveries, military, technology ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jobe is resuscitated by Jonathan Walker. He wants Jobe to create a special computer chip that would connect all the computers in the world into one network, which Walker would control and use. But what Walker doesn't realize is a group of ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: virtual reality, psychopath, computer, cyberpunk, cyberspace, scientist, world domination, supernatural power, sword fight, surveillance, prodigy, computer animation ...
Time: 2040s, future, 80s
Place: los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.6
 2K
Arcade (1993)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Alex Manning and her friends decide to visit the local video arcade known as "Dante's Inferno" where a new virtual reality arcade game called "Arcade" is being test marketed by a computer company CEO. However, it soon ...
Style: exciting, scary, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: best friends, suburbs, parallel world, heroic mission, computers and web, suburban life, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, future dystopia, technology gone awry, chaos, mentally unstable ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, save the world, vengeance, mutant, destiny, danger, betrayal, disorder ...
Time: future, 19th century, 2030s, 21st century, 1810s ...
Place: switzerland, los angeles, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Ghost in the Machine (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Karl, a technician in a computer shop, is also the "Address Book Killer," who obtains the names of his victims from stolen address books. Terry and her son Josh come into the store to price software, and a salesman uses Terry's ...
Style: futuristic, scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, hospital, technology, murder, virtual reality, computer, single parent, stalking, ghost, psychopath, computer virus, female director ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: cleveland ohio, midwest, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the 22nd century, a scientist attempts to right the wrong his ancestor created: the puzzle box that opens the gates of Hell and unleashes Pinhead and his Cenobite legions
Style: macabre, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, demon, gory, time travel, supernatural, deadly creature, heroic mission, space station, master villain, danger, save the world, afterlife ...
Time: future, 18th century, 90s, 1780s, year 1996 ...
Place: europe, france, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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 ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, scary, exciting ...
Plot: supernatural, experiment gone awry, little girl, on the run, supernatural ability, psychic, government agency, danger, fire, conspiracy, kidnapping, scientist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vermont, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 24K
From Beyond (1986)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Italy
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 ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
44%
 6.0
 48K
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychotronic ...
Plot: cockroach, virus, insect, experiment gone awry, mutation, scientist, deadly creature, mutant, evolution, animal horror, genetic engineering, eaten alive ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
43%
 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 ⇓
43%
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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, superhuman powers, mutant, experiment gone awry, super soldier, technology gone awry, terrorism, deadly creature, danger, deadly, soldier, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, serious, rough, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: deadly creature, experiment gone awry, save the world, future dystopia, mad scientist, survival, danger, bio weapon, plague, gang, desert, parasite ...
Time: future, 1990s, near future, year 1992, 90s ...
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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 ⇓
41%
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 6.9
 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, scary, psychedelic ...
Plot: experiment gone awry, obsession, science, isolation, genetics, psychologist, transformation, university, genetically altered, danger, mad scientist, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1967, 1960s
Place: africa, boston, new york, san francisco, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 11K
Brainscan (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A lonely teenage horror-movie fan discovers a mysterious computer game that uses hypnosis to custom-tailor the game into the most terrifying experience imaginable. When he emerges from the hypnotic trance he is horrified to find evidence that the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, rough, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, video game, murder, technology gone awry, experiment gone awry, danger, crimes, technophobia, hypnosis, deadly, trance, mentor ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 4K
Body Parts (1991)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A criminal psychologist loses his arm in a car crash, and becomes one of three patients to have their missing limbs replaced by those belonging to an executed serial killer. One of them dies violently, and disturbing occurrences start happening to ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, rough, slasher ...
Plot: police investigation, death row, murder, transplant, mind game, vengeance, supernatural, danger, serial killer, car accident, body horror, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 8K
Demon Seed (1977)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A scientist creates Proteus, an organic super computer with artificial intelligence which becomes obsessed with human beings, and in particular the creators wife.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, futuristic, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: artificial insemination, rape, woman in danger, laboratory, captivity, mind game, man versus machine, technology, computer, impregnation, artificial intelligence, society ...
Time: future, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in his computer generated parallel ...
Style: mind bending, intellectual, atmospheric, twist ending, neo noir ...
Plot: parallel world, virtual reality, cyberspace, computer system, technology gone awry, imaginary, uncover truth, alternate reality, protagonist as suspect, danger, cyberpunk, time travel ...
Time: 90s, future, 1930s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 7.6
 167K
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: psychological, scary, atmospheric, suspense, rough ...
Plot: mad scientist, science, scientist, experiment, mutant, tragic love, mutation, nightmare, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, research, teleportation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, dinosaur, deadly creature, chaos, mutant, danger, deadly, imaginary, dangerous animal, gory, disorder, extinction ...
Time: 90s, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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 ⇓
39%
 7.2
 87K
Videodrome (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station.
Style: surreal, psychedelic, psychological, disturbing, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hallucination, insanity, brainwashing, mind control, paranoia, virtual reality, tv station, investigation, bdsm, deadly, mind game, tv show ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Puppet Masters (1994)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Earth is invaded by alien parasites aka "slugs" that ride on people's backs and control their minds. A trio of American government agents attempt to thwart this.
Style: scary, suspense, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: space and aliens, evil alien, alien, mind control, alien invasion, deadly creature, alien contact, ufo, murder, danger, political corruption, alien encounter ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 26K
Screamers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: (SIRIUS 6B, Year 2078) On a distant mining planet ravaged by a decade of war, scientists have created the perfect weapon: a blade-wielding, self-replicating race of killing devices known as Screamers designed for one purpose only -- to hunt down and ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, androids and robots, nuclear, cyborgs, struggle for survival, chaos, future dystopia, heroic mission, alien planet, battles, soldier, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Terminal Man (1974)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As the result of a head injury, brilliant computer scientist Harry Benson begins to experience violent seizures. In an attempt to control the seizures, Benson undergoes a new surgical procedure in which a microcomputer is inserted into his brain. ...
Style: serious, experimental, exciting, scary, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, danger, murder, experiment gone awry, mind control, crimes, chases and races, life is a bitch, deadly, imaginary, serial killer, psychopath ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%