Movies like The Lift 1983

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The Lift (1983)
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The Lift (1983)
Original name: De Lift
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A lift begins displaying some erratic behavior, like trapping some party goers and nearly suffocating them, and decapitating a security guard. Felix, the technician from the lift company, can't find anything wrong with the circuitry. When he and a nosy reporter begin asking questions of the lift company's electronics partner (Rising Sun Electronics) his boss puts him on a leave of absence. A subsequent visit to a professor leads them to believe that some evil experiments are being conducted.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, demonic, cult film
Plot: elevator, journalism, skyscraper, suffocation, supernatural, heroes, confined, conspiracy, mystery, captivity, danger, dangerous attraction, chaos, isolation, escapades, gory, deadly, rivalry, technology gone awry, monster, artificial intelligence, violence, investigation, death, female nudity ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, holland, amsterdam, netherlands

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Most similar movies to The Lift

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and suspense films with plots about danger, deadly, supernatural, escapades, gory, survival and deadly creature mostly in Horror, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Lift: Down (2001), Amsterdamned (1988), The Boogens (1981), Unseen Evil (2001), They Crawl (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Down (2001)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After the elevators at a New York City skyscraper begin inexplicably malfunctioning, putting its passengers at risk, mechanic Mark Newman (James Marshall) and reporter Jennifer Evans (Naomi Watts) begin separate investigations. Newman gets ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: elevator, deadly, mad scientist, investigation, supernatural, gory, mystery, murder, technology gone awry, woman in danger, uncover truth, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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95%
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Amsterdamned (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mysterious diver hiding in Amsterdam's canal system embarks on a rampage of gruesome murders, terrifying city officials and leaving few clues for the city's best detective, who doesn't suspect that both his new girlfriend and ...
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mystery killer, psychopath, serial killer, murder, investigation, mind game, mystery, danger, track down, murder mystery, unknown killer, diving ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, amsterdam, netherlands, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.6
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The Boogens (1981)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Otherworldly creatures inhabit the bootleg tunnels underneath a small town mining community, and they kill any of the townsfolk who invade their home.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, deadly creature, gory, danger, escapades, deadly, experiment gone awry, social relations, abandoned mine, tentacle, heist, mutant ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.4
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Unseen Evil (2001)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of hikers led by a college professor are searching the woods for an ancient Indian burial mound. When they discover a likely site, three members of the group reveal themselves to be grave looters, and tie up the others so they can keep the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: survival, supernatural, deadly creature, escapades, danger, deadly, crime gone awry, rivalry, gory, betrayal, alien, leadership ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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They Crawl (2001)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A computer whiz named 'Bean' is among several people found dead with strange striations, odd puncture wounds and missing internal organs. Bean's brother Ted teams up with detective Gina to get to the bottom of it. With the help of a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, experiment gone awry, rivalry, murder, dangerous animal, danger, deadly, deadly creature, plague, track down, supernatural, cockroach ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.2
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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: suspenseful, bleak, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: mutant, tunnel, danger, dangerous animal, deadly, supernatural, chaos, murder, scientist, survival, isolation, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
How to Make a Monster (2001)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Video game developer Clayton Software enlists the talents of a misfit group of programmers to develop the scariest computer combat game: EVILUTION. With four weeks to bring the game to market and a million-dollar bonus on the line, they utilize a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, virtual reality, video game, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, survival, a.i., save the day, supernatural, vengeance, technology gone awry, chaos ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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 ⇓
34%
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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, medical school, laboratory, danger, deadly, mutant, isolation, experiment gone awry, captivity, animal horror, animal attack, scientist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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32%
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The Blackout (2009)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It's Christmas Eve, the city goes dark, and the few remaining tenants of The Ravenwood find themselves trapped in their building. And they are not alone.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, christmas horror
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, survival, deadly creature, characters killed one by one, monster, invasion, danger, confined, supernatural, creature, trapped in a building, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
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The Signal (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, slasher, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: quarantine, infection, survival, experiment gone awry, isolation, genetic engineering, escapades, danger, deadly, race against time, animal life, laboratory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Night Shadows (1984)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When two brothers, Josh and Mike, go to a small southern town for a vacation, they find most of the residents either dead or missing. When Mike himself goes missing, Josh teams up with the local sheriff and an attractive school teacher to find him ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, mutant, small town, deadly creature, danger, deadly, chaos, experiment gone awry, plague, toxic, motel ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.2
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Dead Air (2009)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Logan Burnhardt is the ego-king of the airwaves, but his unflappable persona is put to the test when a terrorist bio-attack unleashes a plague of flesh-ripping maniacs on Los Angeles.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense, serious
Plot: terrorism, survival, zombie, chaos, gory, confined, deadly, escapades, danger, isolation, plague, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
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Steel Trap (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A who-is-it setting in the claustrophobic corridors of an abandoned and locked-off office building that has several guests invited to a party by their mysterious, unknown host. Only it is they who are the victims of their crimes. Suspense and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, slasher, captivating
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Time: contemporary
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Phantoms (1998)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the peaceful town of Snowfield, Colorado something evil has wiped out the community. And now, its up to a group of people to stop it, or at least get out of Snowfield alive.
Style: scary, twist ending, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, small town, sheriff, hotel, survival, apocalypse, extinction, danger, monster, military, good versus evil, quarantine ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Silent Warnings (2003)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After the accidental death of his cousin Joe Vossimer, the just-graduated electronic engineer Layne Vossimer joins his girlfriend and four friends of them to visit and clean the inherited farm in the country. The local Sheriff Bill Willingham is an ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The 13th Unit (2014)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Seven strangers find themselves trapped in an underground storage facility, struggling to survive while being hunted by a supernatural beast that resides inside the mysterious 13th unit.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: murder, danger, curses spells and rituals, survival, dangerous animal, deadly, supernatural, storage unit, monster, deathtrap, rivalry, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Severed (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A multi-national forestry company engages in genetic experimentation to increase logging yield in a remote section of forest...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, rough ...
Plot: zombie, zombie outbreak, deadly, danger, supernatural, experiment gone awry, environmentalism, chaos, disorder, escapades, survival, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.0
 2K
Incubus (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Stranded after a car accident, a medical school student and her friends try to find shelter - only to cross paths with a deranged killer.
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: experiment gone awry, psychopath, confined, serial killer, supernatural, survival, crimes, deadly, isolation, murder, gory, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.0
 2K
Super Hybrid (2010)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Late one night, a mysterious car is brought into the Chicago police impound garage after a deadly traffic accident. The on-call mechanics soon discover the car has a mind of its own. With hundreds of horsepower and two tons of reinforced steel at ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, chases and races, chase, escapades, danger, rivalry, chaos, graphic violence, violence spree, heroes, deadly, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
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Devil (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of people trapped in a elevator realizes that the devil is among them.
Style: surprise ending, scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: devil, elevator, mystery, supernatural, trapped in an elevator, mysterious character, group of strangers, danger, twists & turns, police investigation, stranded, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Nightmare City (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An airplane exposed to radiation lands, and blood drinking zombies emerge armed with knives, guns and teeth! They go on a rampage slicing, dicing, and biting their way across the Italian countryside.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, rescue, danger, virus, countryside, airplane, survival, apocalypse, violence spree, race against time, chaos, infected ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Alien Raiders (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's the end of yet another night at Hastings Supermarket, a grocery store in Buck Lake, Arizona. But just before closing, a group of masked and armed to the teeth militants invades the store and take everyone hostage
Style: suspenseful, exciting, scary, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: evil alien, survival, battles, hostage, isolation, captivity, hostages, danger, investigation, store, alien encounter, save the world ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, future
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Deadlands 2: Trapped (2008)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The United States Government has developed a highly effective nerve gas that is unleashed upon the residents of a small Maryland City. During the top secret exercise the infected citizens begin to convert each resident into a sort of living zombie, ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: zombie, danger, deadly, bio weapon, chaos, supernatural, escapades, chases and races, government, u.s. military, gory, camping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 3.9
 3K
Spiders (2000)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A DNA experiment on a rare breed of spider is taking place on a NASA space shuttle, when a freak meteor shower engulfs the shuttle, causing everything to go horribly wrong. One survivor is found on the ship and watched over in a secret location deep ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: giant spider, animal horror, experiment gone awry, mutant, danger, space and aliens, dangerous animal, deadly, desert, journalism, news reporter, government coverup ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.1
 4K
Abominable (2006)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man, crippled in an accident, returns to the woods after rehabilitation, certain that he'll not see Bigfoot again.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, slasher
Plot: sasquatch, legends and myths, survival, supernatural, danger, deadly creature, escapades, deadly, in the woods, cave, bigfoot, cell phone ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.9
 2K
Dark House (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A troupe of actors hired for a haunted house attraction soon find that they are working in a true house of horror.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, haunted by the past, supernatural, danger, deadly, gory, ghost, isolation, fear, murder, psychotherapy, child killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
 11K
C.H.U.D. (1984)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A rash of bizarre murders in New York City seems to point to a group of grotesquely deformed vagrants living in the sewers. A courageous policeman, a photo journalist and his girlfriend, and a nutty bum, who seems to know a lot about the creatures, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, toxic, mutant, zombie, police investigation, experiment gone awry, bum, survival, murder, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 3.2
 2K
Autumn (2009)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The virus came so fast no one had time to prepare. Before the day was over, entire towns were decimated, and large cities became monumental tombs. Left with nothing but fading hope and the will to live, reclusive software consultant Michael (Dexter ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, suspense, interactive
Plot: plague, zombie, apocalypse, isolation, survival, danger, deadly creature, save the world, chaos, virus, profanity, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%