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, serious, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending, psychotronic, adaptation directed by original author, idiotic, ridiculous, awful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, exploding gasoline station, exploding truck, truck, comet, siege, gas station, arcade, 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 scary, suspenseful, rough and serious films with plots about danger, deadly, gory, escapades, violence, supernatural and zombie mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Maximum Overdrive: The Devil's Tomb (2009), Undead (2003), Night of the Comet (1984), House of the Dead 2 (2005), Return of the Living Dead II (1988). 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: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, scary
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: desert, supernatural, soldier, deadly creature, danger, heroic mission, deadly, heroes, daring rescue, save the world, survival, experiment gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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, suspenseful, humorous, dark humor, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, small town, survival, save the world, comet, danger, apocalypse, plague, farmhouse, back from the dead, invasion, zombie attack ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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, chase, elevator, chases and races, danger, deadly, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, explosion, survival horror, deadly creature, college, gory, mad scientist, university, slasher, race against time, survival, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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, parody, survival, supernatural, chaos and mayhem, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 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, rough, scary, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, ghost, ghost town, martial arts, survival, supernatural, danger, zombie, alien possession, jail, possession, alternate reality ...
Time: future, 22nd century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, femme fatale, motorcycle gang, girls with guns, apocalypse, slasher, survival ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.2
 258K
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: scary, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, monster, fear, deadly creature, trapped, tentacle, fog, fight, supermarket, insanity, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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, twists and turns, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, museum, artifact, darkness, professor, good versus evil, mad scientist, investigation, obsessive quest, gory, occult, island ...
Time: ancient history, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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: humorous, dark humor, bloody, funny, scary ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gory, zombie, elementary school, small town, teacher, virus, survival, danger, deadly, school, supernatural, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, kids
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 ⇓
77%
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, hangar, infection, plastic surgeon, gas explosion, plague, gory, a.i., deadly creature, violence, murder, overweight woman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 3.4
 2K
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: dinosaur, gory, deadly creature, mutant, desert, danger, escapades, chaos, supernatural, ancient mystery, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: nevada, usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 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, 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 ⇓
73%
 3.4
 899
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, gory, survival, urban, apocalypse, police station, experiment gone awry, crimes, danger, deadly, chaos, city life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, deadly creature, gory, terrorism, experiment gone awry, chases and races, danger, deadly, chaos, mutant, supernatural, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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, suspenseful, serious, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, monster, toxic, gore, blood, police investigation, decapitation, mutant, bum, sewer, police detective, flamethrower ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Australia, Germany, UK, USA, Mexico, 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, plague, danger, one man army, experiment gone awry, survival, infected, fate of humanity, gory, scientist, threat ...
Time: future
Place: utah, salt lake city utah, las vegas, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 9K
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, sea, ocean, race against time, rescue, androids and robots, anti heroes, scuba diving, scuba, dangerous animal, deadly creature, experiment gone awry ...
Time: future, prehistory, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.5
 12K
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, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gory, good versus evil, zombie, tall man, hospital, mortician, deadly creature, portal, evil, murder, supernatural, ghost ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 ⇓
68%
 2.7
 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, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, anti heroes, dangerous animal, deadly creature, adventure, mad scientist, master villain, zombie, race against time, rescue, survival, experiment gone awry ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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, experiment gone awry, supernatural, ex soldier, mercenary, occult, revelation, violence, blood, bunker, survival ...
Place: mine, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Movie in collections
 2.9
 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: serious, rough, 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 ⇓
67%
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, not serious, futuristic, psychotronic, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, gore, gory, mutant, anti heroes, apocalypse, master villain, vengeance, parody, social misfits, superhuman powers, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, japan, tokyo, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.4
 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: semi serious, suspenseful, bloody, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, beach, sand, investigation, gory, crimes, danger, deadly, mystery, supernatural, missing person, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.0
 27K
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: psychological, stylized, serious, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, fire, telepathy, on the run, government agency, college, intelligence, supernatural ability, experiment gone awry, chases and races, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Beyond Re-Animator (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Once again tampering with mother nature to disastrous results, Dr. Herbert West continues his research while serving time in a maximum security prison for his previous exploits. West's limited prison-cell experiments are suddenly interrupted by ...
Style: dark humor, rough, serious, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, zombie, prison, gore, violence, insanity, experiment, convict, doctor, nurse, gory, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Zombie Strippers (2008)
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: humorous, sexy, semi serious, suspenseful, satirical ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, strip club, lap dance, splatter, violence, nothing goes right, vampire, striptease, race against time, survival, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: robot, sex, shopping mall, party, remote control, laser, survival, gory, murder, slasher, a.i., androids and robots ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%