Movies like Maximum Overdrive

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Maximum Overdrive (1986)
 5.5
 31K
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, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic, suspense, cult film, surprise ending, adaptation directed by original author, splatter ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: truck, survival, objects come to life, hostage, supernatural, hostages, danger, crimes, heroic mission, deadly, race against time, exploding truck, siege, violence, diner, employer employee relationship, comet, gas station, exploding gasoline station, arcade, crazy, hitchhiker, zombie, heroes, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina, usa

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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, gory, zombie and survival mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Maximum Overdrive: Night of the Comet (1984), Chopping Mall (1986), Blood Beach (1980), Firestarter (1984), The Devil's Tomb (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, suspenseful, tense, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, zombie, survival, end of the world, mad scientist, chaos, danger, save the world, comet, chase, vestiges of humanity, apocalypse ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, san diego california
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 5.6
 13K
Chopping Mall (1986)
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, rough, suspenseful, stylized, slasher ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, murder, party, technology gone awry, gory, danger, society, a.i., race against time, deadly, robot, chaos ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.5
 2K
Blood Beach (1980)
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: suspenseful, semi serious, slasher, parody, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: beach, monster, investigation, gory, supernatural, crimes, escapades, danger, deadly, missing person, death, sand ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
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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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, desert, soldier, danger, heroic mission, heroes, save the world, deadly creature, deadly, daring rescue, survival, experiment gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east
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34%
 5.8
 17K
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: experiment gone awry, zombie, trap, deadly, danger, heroic mission, survival, supernatural, serial murder, occult, violence, crimes ...
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.6
 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, suspense, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the world, heroic mission, survival, experiment gone awry, rivalry, race against time, heroes, supernatural, zombie, danger, escapades, plague ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s, year 1969, 60s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 2.8
 1K
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, scary, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dinosaur, rescue, dangerous animal, crimes, survival, experiment gone awry, small town life, heroes, deadly creature, danger, race against time, deadly ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: rough, suspenseful, semi serious, scary, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, infection, plastic surgeon, plague, escapades, supernatural, a.i., apocalypse, survival, danger, deadly, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, slasher, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, chaos and mayhem, danger, deadly, military, vampire, supernatural, soldier, deadly creature, college, survival, plague ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.4
 11K
DeepStar Six (1989)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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, rough, suspenseful, bleak, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, rescue, race against time, experiment gone awry, danger, deadly creature, deadly, chaos, technology gone awry, heroic mission, dangerous animal, sea ...
Time: future, prehistory, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.4
 905
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, rough, serious, suspense, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: experiment gone awry, survival, heroic mission, deadly creature, save the day, bio weapon, chaos, danger, deadly, supernatural, race against time, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 2.5
 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, scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, deadly, confined, rivalry, on the run, escapades, vengeance, chaos, violence spree, psychopath, crimes, danger ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, suspenseful, rough, parody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, suburbs, undead, gory, supernatural, escapades, danger, deadly creature, deadly, chaos and mayhem, survival, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.4
 957
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, rough, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, zombie, police station, experiment gone awry, supernatural, rivalry, law enforcement, danger, gang, escapades, chaos, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Dance of the Dead (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: With Prom only hours away, the usual suspects of Cosa High (Cheerleaders, geeks, bad boys and the happy-go-lucky student council alike) are preoccupied with the annual rituals of teendom. On the night of the big dance when the dead unexpectedly rise ...
Style: humorous, scary, bloody, parody, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, high school, prom, back from the dead, gory, dark humor, supernatural, save the day, anti hero, unlikely couple, anti heroes, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Australia, Germany, UK, USA, Mexico, Canada, Japan
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: exciting, suspenseful, scary, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, one man army, post apocalypse, danger, heroine, supernatural, zombie apocalypse, monster, plague, infected, experiment gone awry ...
Time: future
Place: utah, salt lake city utah, las vegas, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Graveyard Shift (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: John Hall is a drifter who wanders into a small town in Maine. He needs a job and decides to seek employment at the community's top business: a large textile mill. He is hired to work the "graveyard shift" -- from around midnight to ...
Style: slasher, scary, atmospheric, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rat, supernatural, gory, deadly, rescue, deadly creature, dangerous animal, survival, uncover truth, boss and employee, animal life, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, alien, astronaut, save the world, heroic mission, race against time, against the rules, heroes, space travel, danger, undercover, deadly creature ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
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: parody, humorous, scary, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: clown, small town, ufo, evil alien, heroic mission, survival, save the day, dark humor, save the world, danger, rescue, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
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Christine (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: objects come to life, obsession, chase, supernatural, classic car, car, survival, vengeance, bullying, murder, brutality, betrayal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, year 1958 ...
Place: california, southern california, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: killer dog, mad scientist, chase, dog, dangerous animal, survival, gory, danger, supernatural, anti hero, laboratory, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 12K
The Crazies (1973)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Citizens of a small town are infected by a biological weapon that causes its victims to become violently insane. As uninfected citizens struggle to survive, the military readies its own response.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: epidemic, hazmat suit, plague, quarantine, virus, bio weapon, survival, on the run, danger, rescue, race against time, scientist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, vietnam, usa, asia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 3.6
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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, scary, serious, suspense, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, survival, heroic mission, supernatural, deadly, soldier, gory, wilderness, deadly creature, danger, escapades, leadership ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, slasher, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, small town, mad scientist, chase, gory, apocalypse, supernatural, orphan, survival, danger, vampire, escapades ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
30%
 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: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: survival, infection, danger, zombie apocalypse, wilderness, supernatural, deadly, chaos, gory, countryside, parents and children, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Alone in the Dark (2005)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 96 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, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, gothic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, monster, artifact, supernatural, obsessive quest, investigation, heroic mission, danger, deadly, mystery, paranormal, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: ancient history, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Toxic Avenger (1984)
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: parody, humorous, not serious, scary, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: toxic, anti heroes, superhero, anti hero, satire, corruption, rejection, hit and run, graphic violence, mayor, superhero spoof, person on fire ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: animal horror, survival, isolation, chaos, dangerous animal, danger, race against time, college, heroic mission, theme park, amusement park, cloning ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%