Movies like Maximum Overdrive

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Maximum Overdrive (1986)
 5.4
 26K
Maximum Overdrive
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, idiotic, ridiculous, awful, bad ending, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, supernatural, end of the world, violence, blood, race against time, splatter, weapons, lame, exploding gasoline station, exploding truck, heroic mission, adaptation, chases and races, mentor, demons, stupidity, catastrophe, first contact, crimes, chase, dumb, man versus machine, siege ...
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, ridiculous and suspense films with plots about brutality, catastrophe, dialogue, danger, violence, splatter and deadly mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Comedy genres. Some movies like Maximum Overdrive: Undead (2003), Ghosts of Mars (2001), Dead Heat (1988), Bats (1999), Carnosaur 2 (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 5.5
 12K
Undead
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, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, gory, small town, survival, alien, virus, gore, apocalypse, blood, alien invasion, violence, splatter ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   87%
 
 4.9
 47K
Ghosts of Mars
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: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, survival, zombie, supernatural, martial arts, gunfight, violence, evil alien, drugs/alcohol, ghost, death, gory ...
Time: future, 80s, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   94%
    User:   84%
 
 6.0
 5K
Dead Heat
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, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, mad scientist, supernatural, splatter, laboratory, criminal heroes, police investigation, anti heroes, deadly creature, monster, apocalypse, crime ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   93%
    User:   78%
 
 3.7
 9K
Bats
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Genetically mutated bats escape and it's up to a bat expert and the local sheriff to stop them.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, awful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: small town, supernatural, mad scientist, gory, dangerous animal, deadly creature, lame, natural disaster, catastrophe, race against time, genetics, monster ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   92%
    User:   100%
 
 3.4
 2K
Carnosaur 2
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: gory, alien, deadly creature, aliens, first contact, clones, mutant, monster, lame, natural disaster, stranded, monsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   92%
    User:   100%
 
The Toxic Avenger Part II
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, dark humor, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gory, superhero, gore, apocalypse, vengeance, violence, splatter, anti heroes, master villain, brutality, social misfits, parody ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, japan, tokyo, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   90%
    User:   93%
 
Tremors II: Aftershocks
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Those supersucking desert creatures are back --- and this time they're south of the border. As the creatures worm their way through the oil fields of Mexico, the only people who can wrangle them are veteran Earl Bassett and survivalist Burt ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: small town, monster, anti heroes, deadly creature, evil alien, survival, monsters, desert, heroic mission, weapons, oil, space and aliens ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, nevada, latin america, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   89%
    User:   100%
 
 4.4
 2K
Blood Beach
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Something or someone is attacking people one by one on the beach. Some of them are mutilated, but most of them are sucked into the sand, disappearing without a trace. What is the creature responsible? Where does it live, and where did it come from? ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, bloody, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, gory, investigation, supernatural, death, crimes, blood, monsters, danger, mystery, deadly, beach ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   89%
    User:   72%
 
Carnosaur 3: Primal Species
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, rough, serious, idiotic, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: deadly creature, gory, weapons, terrorism, splatter, experiment gone awry, lame, animals, monster, chases and races, fantasy world, family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   88%
    User:   96%
 
Return of the Living Dead II
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, semi serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, gory, supernatural, blood, deadly creature, suburbs, splatter, slasher, gore, camp, parody, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   88%
    User:   91%
 
Alien Raiders
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, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, survival, alien, blood, gore, aliens, small town, anti heroes, alien invasion, first contact, monster, store ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, future
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   87%
    User:   82%
 
 6.0
 19K
Creepshow 2
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: EC Comics-inspired weirdness returns with three tales. In the first, a wooden statue of a Native American comes to life...to exact vengeance on the murderer of his elderly owners. In the second, four teens are stranded on a raft on a lake with a ...
Style: scary, dark humor, serious, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, murder, slasher, revenge, gory, vengeance, supernatural, gore, blood, violence, bullying, splatter ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   87%
    User:   96%
 
 6.5
 11K
Phantasm II
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, surreal ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gory, good versus evil, hospital, zombie, supernatural, murder, small town, blood, death, splatter, alien, deadly creature ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   87%
    User:   81%
 
The Toxic Avenger
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Tromaville has a monstrous new hero. The Toxic Avenger is born when mop boy Melvin Junko falls into a vat of toxic waste. Now evildoers will have a lot to lose.
Style: humorous, macabre, not serious, offbeat, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gory, superhero, parody, corruption, vengeance, cult, brutality, gore, monster, blood, splatter, anti heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   87%
    User:   85%
 
 4.3
 25K
Species II
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Having just returned from a mission to Mars, Commander Ross isn't exactly himself. He's slowly becoming a terrifying alien entity with one goal -- to procreate with human women! When countless women suffer gruesome deaths after bearing ...
Style: sexual, bleak, twists and turns, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, cloning, transformation, gory, virus, alien, survival, nasa, pregnancy, monster, space travel, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, pentagon, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   86%
    User:   89%
 
Tremors 3: Back to Perfection
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Burt Gummer returns home to Perfection, Nev., to find that the town of terror has become a theme park, and when the simulated giant worm attacks turn real, the survivalist must battle the creatures once again. Gummer pits his impressive knowledge of ...
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: desert, small town, monster, deadly creature, evil alien, monsters, rescue, store, survival, weapons, heroic mission, camp ...
Place: nevada, usa, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   80%
 
C.H.U.D. II - Bud the Chud
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A military experiment to create a race of super-warriors go awry, and legions of murderous zombies are unleased upon a surburan neighborhood.
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, bloody, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, monster, halloween, blood, high school, splatter, violence spree, corpse, camp, demons, danger, monsters ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   75%
 
Alone in the Dark
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, rough, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, supernatural, alien, investigation, brutality, death, video game, obsessive quest, gory, monsters, race against time, mystery ...
Time: ancient history, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   84%
    User:   88%
 
Chopper Chicks in Zombietown
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: semi serious, humorous, rough, scary, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, mad scientist, small town, gory, chase, apocalypse, motorcycle, survival, supernatural, gang, splatter, camp ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   84%
    User:   76%
 
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Aliens, who look like clowns, arrive on Earth to capture and harvest people in order to use them as sustenance.
Style: humorous, scary, dark humor, not serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: small town, parody, alien, mad scientist, monster, alien invasion, punk, evil alien, aliens, blood, young heroes, rescue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   84%
    User:   70%
 
 3.5
 3K
Carnosaur
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, serious, suspenseful, idiotic, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, virus, desert, gory, dangerous animal, splatter, death, deadly creature, lame, natural disaster, save the world, fantasy world ...
Time: 90s, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   83%
    User:   76%
 
 5.7
 19K
Cooties
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, scary, not serious, bloody ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gory, zombie, virus, small town, teacher, gore, drugs/alcohol, survival, splatter, radio, danger, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   94%
 
Piranha Part Two: The Spawning
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A scuba diving instructor, her biochemist boyfriend, and her police chief ex-husband try to link a series of bizarre deaths to a mutant strain of piranha fish whose lair is a sunken freighter ship off a Caribbean island resort.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gory, island, slasher, zombie, fish, gore, dangerous animal, death, deadly creature, resort, underwater, school ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   86%
 
Zombie Strippers
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the not too distant future a secret government re-animation chemo-virus gets released into conservative Sartre, Nebraska and lands in an underground strip club. As the virus begins to spread, turning the strippers into "Super Zombie ...
Style: sexy, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, satirical ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, splatter, violence, virus, gore, mad scientist, nothing goes right, death, nudity (topless - notable), vampire, camp, pornography ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   93%
 
 5.6
 9K
C.H.U.D.
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, gory, monster, slasher, gore, blood, police investigation, supernatural, anti heroes, monsters, homeless, splatter ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   83%
 
Eight Legged Freaks
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The residents of a rural mining town discover that an unfortunate chemical spill has caused hundreds of little spiders to mutate overnight to the size of SUVs. It's then up to mining engineer Chris McCormack and Sheriff Sam Parker to mobilize ...
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, suspenseful, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: small town, spiders, dangerous animal, splatter, mad scientist, parody, monster, deadly creature, monsters, rescue, chase, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   82%
 
Hollow Man II
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After the mysterious death of scientist, Dr. Devin Villiers, Det. Frank Turner and his partner are assigned to protect Villiers' colleague, who revealed that a veteran soldier was subjected to an experiment with the objective of creating the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, violence, murder, chase, strong sexual content, experiment gone awry, splatter, family, psychopath, lame, political corruption, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: seattle, usa, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   86%
 
 5.4
 12K
Critters 2
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A batch of unhatched critter eggs are mistaken for Easter eggs by the country-folk inhabitants of Grover's Bend and, before long, the ferocious furballs are on the rampage again.
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, scary, light ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, violence, mad scientist, small town, bounty hunter, dangerous animal, gory, deadly creature, countryside, evil alien, easter, egg ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   85%
 
 6.0
 27K
Critters
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, small town, bounty hunter, prison, family, monster, alien invasion, aliens, violence, dangerous animal, weapons, outer space ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   92%
 
Chopping Mall
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A group of teenagers that work at the mall all get together for a late night party in one of the stores. When the mall goes on lock down before they can get out, the robot security system activates after a malfunction and goes on a killing spree. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: robot, gory, slasher, sex, violence, death, a.i., splatter, chase, gore, blood, androids and robots ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   79%
 
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