Movies like Maximum Overdrive

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Maximum Overdrive (1986)
 5.4
 27K
Maximum Overdrive (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a comet passes close to the earth, machines all over the world come alive and go on homicidal rampages. A group of people at a desolate truck stop are held hostage by a gang of homicidal 18-wheelers. The frightened people set out to defeat the killer machines ... or be killed by them.
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, psychotronic, adaptation directed by original author, idiotic, ridiculous, awful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, truck, comet, siege, gas station, exploding gasoline station, exploding truck, arcade, supernatural, zombie, crimes, heroes, hostages, asteroids and comets, danger, heroic mission, chases and races, escapades, deadly, rivalry, race against time, objects come to life, roadhouse, end of the world, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina, usa

Most similar movies to Maximum Overdrive

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about danger, deadly, escapades, supernatural, survival, gory and heroes mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Maximum Overdrive: The Devil's Tomb (2009), Undead (2003), House of the Dead 2 (2005), Night of the Comet (1984), Dead & Deader (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Devil's Tomb (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Captain Mack leads an elite military unit on a search for a missing scientist, and comes face-to-face with an an ancient evil lying beneath the Middle Eastern desert. Evil that is not of this world. Evil that should never be unearthed.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, scary, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: desert, supernatural, soldier, danger, heroes, deadly, daring rescue, heroic mission, deadly creature, save the world, survival, experiment gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.5
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Undead (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A quaint Australian fishing village is overcome by meteorites that turn its residents into the ravenous undead, leaving a small group of those unharmed to find a way out.
Style: scary, suspenseful, humorous, dark humor, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, small town, plague, danger, save the world, apocalypse, comet, back from the dead, invasion, zombie attack, eaten alive ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
House of the Dead 2 (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Guesta Verde University, the deranged Professor Curien is trying to bring back the dead, killing students for the experiment. There is an outbreak of zombies in the campus, and the government sends a NSA medical research team, formed by Dr. ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival horror, explosion, race against time, plague, apocalypse, vampire, mad scientist, slasher, college life, gory, antidote ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Night of the Comet (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two girls from the Valley wake up to find that a passing comet has eradicated their world and left behind a mysterious red-dust and a pack of cannibal mutants. With the help of a friendly truck driver, the girls save the earth from a villainous ...
Style: scary, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, survival, end of the world, chase, mad scientist, comet, elevator, siblings relations, asteroids and comets, escapades, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Dead & Deader (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Lt. Bobby Quinn is a Special Forces commando killed during a recon mission in the Cambodian jungle. But when Quinn interrupts his own stateside autopsy, he discovers that the rest of his dead squad has been resurrected with a ravenous apetite for ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, gas explosion, plastic surgeon, hangar, infection, plague, chaos, supernatural, deadly, heroes, disorder, gory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Chopper Chicks in Zombietown (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Riding around on their motorbikes, a gang of tough women bikers are the only thing that stands between a crowd of zombies, which have been accidentally let out of their secure cave, and those still alive in the town.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, scary, rough, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, small town, mad scientist, chase, gory, apocalypse, supernatural, survival, slasher, chaos and mayhem, chases and races, escapades ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.9
 48K
Ghosts of Mars (2001)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Melanie Ballard (Natasha Henstridge) is a hard nosed police chief in the year 2025. She and a police snatch squad are sent to Mars to apprehend a dangerous criminal James Williams (Ice Cube). Mars has been occupied by humans for some time and they ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, ghost, survival, ghost town, martial arts, zombie, supernatural, danger, alien possession, jail, possession, mining ...
Time: future, 22nd century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Man's Best Friend (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A dog turns from man's best friend into man's worst nightmare as he attacks everything that moves.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, dog, chase, anti heroes, genetic engineering, survival, dangerous animal, gory, supernatural, danger, supernatural ability, laboratory ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Alone in the Dark (2005)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Edward Carnby is a private investigator specializing in unexplainable supernatural phenomena. His cases delve into the dark corners of the world, searching for truth in the occult remnants of ancient civilizations. Now, the greatest mystery of his ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, mad scientist, good versus evil, artifact, museum, darkness, professor, supernatural, mystery, danger, race against time, deadly ...
Time: ancient history, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Return of the Living Dead II (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of kids discover one of the drums containing a rotting corpse and release the 2-4-5 Trioxin gas into the air, causing the dead to once again rise from the grave and seek out brains.
Style: humorous, scary, rough, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, undead, gory, supernatural, disorder, deadly, suburbs, danger, chaos, chaos and mayhem, escapades, nosy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, gory, rivalry, small town, captivity, store, save the world, supernatural, terrorism, investigation, isolation, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, future
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.7
 20K
Cooties (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.
Style: dark humor, humorous, bloody, scary, funny ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gory, zombie, small town, elementary school, virus, teacher, danger, supernatural, deadly, survival, school, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Attack of the Sabertooth (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the Fiji islands, the greedy and unscrupulous owner of the Valalola Resort Primal Park invites investors and guests for an opening party of his compound composed of hotel and zoo aiming to find partners for his discoveries. When a bunch of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, danger, isolation, race against time, chaos, dangerous animal, heroic mission, college, theme park, cloning, escapades, anti heroes ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.2
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The Mist (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, bad ending, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, monster, fear, trapped, fog, deadly creature, insanity, siege, small town, desperation, tentacle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 3.4
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Last Rites (2006)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On the verge of a major arms deal, the two toughest gangs in L.A. will find themselves trapped in an abandoned warehouse by a ravenous mob of bloodthirsty zombies. They will have to work together with the cops to avoid being torn limb-from-limb and ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, rough, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, police station, deadly, disorder, law enforcement, gory, rivalry, urban, danger, supernatural, chaos ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Raptor (2001)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When a series of unexplained vicious animal attacks strikes his community, Sheriff Jim Tanner and his assistant Barbara trace them back to a Dr. Hyde, a former military researcher whose government funding for a dinosaur cloning project was cut. When ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dinosaur, disorder, animal life, deadly, anti heroes, deadly creature, experiment gone awry, master villain, technology gone awry, chases and races, cons and scams, dangerous animal ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 3.3
 818
Flying Virus (2001)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a series of Amazonian Indian attacks on US owned petroleum installation in Brazil, both governments start a secret 'special program'. In fact colonel Ezekial's men use GM killer bees to eradicate the tribes. During an Indian ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, confined, dangerous animal, experiment gone awry, chases and races, survival, danger, race against time, journalism, chaos, supernatural, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil, usa, new york, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 2.7
 1K
Death Racers (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, contestants compete in a cross-country road race in which killing is part of the game. Death Racers is an American B movie directed by Roy Knyrim and is a mockbuster of Death Race. Released direct-to-video on September 16, ...
Style: rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, serial killer, supernatural, deadly, gory, heroes, on the run, psychopath, vengeance, zombie, slasher, danger ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Infected (2013)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A blood virus infects a small group of hunters turning a father and son trip into a fight for survival.
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: survival, infection, plague, chaos and mayhem, chases and races, escapades, in the woods, parents and children, deadly, gory, danger, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.9
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Outpost (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a seedy bar in a town ravaged by war, scientist and businessman Hunt hires mercenary and former Royal Marine D.C. to assemble a crack team of ex-soldiers to protect him on a dangerous journey into no-man's land. Their mission is to scope out ...
Style: rough, scary, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: trap, zombie, experiment gone awry, supernatural, mercenary, revelation, ex soldier, occult, blood, violence, bunker, survival ...
Place: mine, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Carnosaur 3: Primal Species (1996)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: International terrorists get a surprise when their cargo turns out to contain living dinosaurs. The army commando team now have to think fast, if they want to prevent the extinction of the human species, instead of the reptiles.
Style: scary, serious, rough, idiotic, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dinosaur, danger, mutant, supernatural, terrorism, chaos, chases and races, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, escapades, rivalry, gory ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.0
 6K
Dead Heat (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: LAPD police officer, Roger Mortis is killed while arresting zombies who have been reanimated by the head of Dante Laboratories in order to carry out violent armed robberies.
Style: humorous, scary, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, laboratory, police, mad scientist, supernatural, rivalry, danger, drug dealing, criminal heroes, partners against crime, crimes, deadly creature ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of teenagers who, in an attempt to rescue their friend from an evil corporation, end up releasing a horde of blood thirsty zombies.
Style: scary, humorous, suspenseful, bleak, semi serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, gore, undead, living dead, plague, high school, rescue, mad scientist, deadly, gory, teenage life, slasher ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Movie in collections
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Living Hell (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a top secret Cold War military project an unstoppable, malignant organism who feeds on light and energy is unleashed threatening to destroy everything in it's path.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the world, rivalry, chases and races, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, space and aliens, escapades, race against time, deadly, man versus machine, plague, zombie ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s, year 1969
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Carnosaur 2 (1995)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A team of scientists go to a nuclear mining facility to investigate a possible meltdown and instead find a large amount of cloned dinosaurs.
Style: scary, serious, rough, idiotic, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tyrannosaurus rex, dinosaur, gory, escapades, desert, rivalry, heroes, ancient mystery, deadly, deadly creature, mutant, danger ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, nevada, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.2
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DeepStar Six (1989)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The crew of an experimental underwater nuclear base are forced to struggle for their lives when their explorations disturb a creature who threatens to destroy their base.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, race against time, rescue, ocean, sea, forces of nature, experiment gone awry, chases and races, heroic mission, technology gone awry, androids and robots, deadly creature ...
Time: prehistory, future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.6
 9K
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, rough, suspenseful, serious, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, toxic, monster, gore, blood, police investigation, police, shower, bum, cannibal, flamethrower, police detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Zombie Hunter (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Zombie Hunter is set in a post-apocalyptic Zombie wasteland caused by the mysterious street drug "Natas". We follow one man who has nothing left other than a beat up Camaro and a trunk full of guns and booze. He runs down Flesh Eaters, ...
Style: exciting, bleak, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: zombie, mutant, on the run, lone wolves, experiment gone awry, crimes, chases and races, escapades, survival, rivalry, save the planet, clergy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Toxic Avenger Part II (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Toxic Avenger is lured to Tokyo, Japan by the evil corporation Apocalypse Inc. So while the Toxic Avenger is fighting crime in Tokyo, Apocalypse Inc. spread evil in Tromaville.
Style: humorous, futuristic, not serious, psychotronic, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, gore, mutant, gory, apocalypse, vengeance, crimes, master villain, heroic mission, superhuman powers, imaginary, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, japan, tokyo, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.1
 496
Dark Breed (1996)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Captain Saxon, and agent for the top secret Omega agency, has been given the assignment of tracking down and either capturing or killing the crew members of a secret space mission who returned to Earth against orders. It seems that they were all ...
Style: exciting, scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, alien, astronaut, space and aliens, evil alien, political corruption, deadly, alien encounter, heroes, government agency, supernatural, space travel ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%