Movies like Maximum Overdrive

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Maximum Overdrive (1986)
 5.4
 26K
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, surprise ending, adaptation directed by original author, psychotronic, idiotic, ridiculous, awful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, exploding gasoline station, exploding truck, siege, comet, arcade, gas station, truck, zombie, race against time, supernatural, roadhouse, heroic mission, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes, hostages, escapades, rivalry, asteroids and comets, objects come to life, 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 suspenseful, scary, rough and serious films with plots about deadly, danger, escapades, supernatural, zombie, gory and blood mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Maximum Overdrive: Undead (2003), Night of the Comet (1984), Last Rites (2006), Outpost (2008), Dead & Deader (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.5
 12K
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, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, small town, survival, gory, plague, anti heroes, urban, deadly creature, comet, village, evil alien, save the world ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: humorous, semi serious, scary, suspenseful, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, end of the world, survival, apocalypse, comet, elevator, chase, chases and races, danger, deadly, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 3.4
 880
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: rough, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, gory, survival, urban, apocalypse, experiment gone awry, police station, crimes, danger, deadly, chaos, city life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 5.9
 15K
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, serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, trap, supernatural, survival, danger, soldier, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, deadly, heroes, disorder, marines ...
Place: mine, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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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: suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, rough, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, plague, hangar, plastic surgeon, infection, gas explosion, a.i., gory, deadly creature, murder, violence, ex soldier ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 4.9
 47K
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: serious, rough, scary, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, martial arts, survival, zombie, ghost, ghost town, drugs/alcohol, evil alien, gory, supernatural, danger, deadly ...
Time: future, 22nd century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: scary, humorous, semi serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, undead, gory, deadly creature, suburbs, slasher, survival, parody, supernatural, chaos and mayhem, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
House of the Dead 2 (2005)
Genre: Action, 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, survival horror, explosion, gory, deadly creature, college, university, mad scientist, slasher, race against time, survival, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Flight of the Living Dead (2007)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: On a flight from Los Angeles to Paris, a mad scientist on the run from the CIA is transporting a coffin containing the body of a colleague infected with a genetically modified virus. While the 747 crosses a violent thunderstorm, the instability of ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, stewardess, mad scientist, gory, cryogenics, airplane, on the run, race against time, rescue, survival, plague, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, usa, los angeles, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: desert, bandana, supernatural, soldier, gory, good versus evil, deadly creature, race against time, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 2.8
 1K
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: survival, infection, gory, danger, in the woods, zombie apocalypse, countryside, deadly, wilderness, chase, parents and children, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.7
 2K
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: deadly creature, government agency, zombie, man versus machine, race against time, save the world, survival, alien encounter, heroic mission, plague, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Lake Placid 2 (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Man-eating crocodiles return to the lake as two males and one aggressive female crocodile, which is protecting her nest, wreak havoc on the locals.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: dangerous animal, gory, slasher, lake or river, race against time, small town, survival, parents and children, isolation, psychopath, hitman, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Death Street USA (1988)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Scientists poison the water supply of a small town, turning the residents into homicidal maniacs who kill each other and anybody who passes through.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: water, sheriff, helicopter, violence, mad scientist, desert, small town, slasher, experiment, zombie, experiment gone awry, plague ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, scary, serious, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, small town, anti heroes, survival, benign alien, store, deadly creature, hostages, special agents, zombie, investigation, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, future
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 3.3
 807
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, dangerous animal, deadly creature, one man army, race against time, rescue, save the day, survival, terrorism, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, hijacking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.1
 710
Alien Lockdown (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an experiment to make the ultimate weapon goes wrong, a team of commandos is sent into a genetic research lab and end up getting stalked by a creature that looks a lot like the Predator
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: laboratory, deadly creature, gory, master villain, zombie, race against time, save the world, survival, alien encounter, heroic mission, plague, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: humorous, semi serious, rough, scary, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, small town, mad scientist, gory, gang, chase, girls with guns, motorcycle gang, femme fatale, apocalypse, slasher, survival ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: futuristic, serious, bleak, rough, stylized ...
Plot: zombie, mutant, lone wolves, gory, survival, apocalypse, plague, danger, deadly, clergy, on the run, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.7
 225K
Resident Evil (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a virus leaks from a top-secret facility, turning all resident researchers into ravenous zombies and their lab animals into mutated hounds from hell, the government sends in an elite military task force to contain the outbreak. Alice and Rain ...
Style: scary, suspense, futuristic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, quarantine, experiment gone awry, infected, mutant, bio weapon, danger, imaginary, powerful corporation, heroic mission, survival, chase ...
Time: future, near future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Dead Undead (2010)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Good Vampires battle Zombie Vampires while trying to hide their own identity and prevent the infection from spreading.
Style: scary, serious
Plot: vampire, zombie, supernatural, danger, deadly, imaginary, good versus evil, master warrior, race against time, save the day, tough heroes, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Australia, Germany, UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Years after the Racoon City catastrophe, survivors travel across the Nevada desert, hoping to make it to Alaska. Alice joins the caravan and their fight against hordes of zombies and the evil Umbrella Corp.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, danger, experiment gone awry, plague, survival, one man army, infected, fate of humanity, gory, scientist, threat ...
Time: future
Place: utah, salt lake city utah, las vegas, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.0
 5K
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, semi serious, scary, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, laboratory, police, mad scientist, criminal heroes, police investigation, resurrection, anti heroes, deadly creature, crime, supernatural, master criminal ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 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: gory, serial killer, slasher, zombie, chase, contests and competitions, on the run, race against time, vengeance, violence spree, chaos and mayhem, car chase ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As Abraham Lincoln labors over the Gettysburg address, the importance of which he is fully aware, he learns that a menace from his past has returned, threatening to tear the already fractured nation to pieces. He must journey behind enemy lines to ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, exciting
Plot: zombie, head of state, gory, american civil war, usa president, president, good versus evil, danger, deadly, escapades, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.5
 11K
Phantasm II (1988)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Mike, after his release from a psychiatric hospital, teams up with his old pal Reggie to hunt down the Tall Man, who is at it again. A mysterious, beautiful girl has also become part of Mike's dreams, and they must find her before the Tall Man ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, surreal ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gory, good versus evil, mortician, zombie, tall man, hospital, deadly creature, evil, portal, murder, supernatural, ghost ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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, serious, suspenseful, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, monster, toxic, gore, blood, police investigation, cannibal, bum, blood splatter, shower, police, decapitation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 3.6
 620
Slayer (2006)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An elite commando squad led by longtime soldier buddies Hawk and Grives run afoul of lethal and powerful vampires in a South American rain forest. Grieves gets turned into a vampire and becomes leader of a savage roving herd. Moreover, Hawk has to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, gory, deadly creature, zombie, jungle, wilderness, survival, heroic mission, danger, deadly, escapades, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 3.3
 1K
The Vanguard (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, rough, futuristic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, wilderness, apocalypse, soldier, antidote, gory, anti heroes, deadly creature, infection, adventure, rescue, survival ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 2.3
 2K
Apocalypse Z (2013)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A bacteriological weapon developed by the US Government to create a super soldier - spreads an epidemic in a quiet little town in the middle of Eastern Europe. All citizens have been turned into infected zombies. The plan is to bring an atomic bomb ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: zombie, military, gory, small town, survival, super soldier, toxic, danger, deadly, supernatural, soldier, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%