Movies like Monkey Shines

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Monkey Shines (1988)
 6.2
 11K
Monkey Shines (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A quadriplegic man is given a trained monkey help him with every day activities, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master and those who get too close to him.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, disturbing, macabre, psychological, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: paralysis, murder, monkey, disability, revenge, experiment, rage, vengeance, dangerous animal, experiment gone awry, zombie, danger, disorder, deadly, investigation, love and romance, recovery, animal testing, monster, crazy, crimes, mad scientist, hospital, blood, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and cult film films with plots about danger, deadly, supernatural, catastrophe, gory, dialogue and violence mostly in Horror, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Monkey Shines: Bride of Re-Animator (1990), The Kindred (1987), Deadly Friend (1986), Body Parts (1991), Cujo (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bride of Re-Animator (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Herbert West once again revives the dead. This time, he brings Dan's ex-girlfriend's heart back inside a 'perfect' body. Dr. Hill returns as the evil nemesis who lost his head.
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police detective, laboratory, mad scientist, zombie, danger, good versus evil, perversion, experiment gone awry, desperation, science, basement, reanimation ...
Time: 80s
Place: massachusetts, usa, peru
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 5.6
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The Kindred (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Amanda's deathbed request to her son, John, was for him to destroy all the lab notes etc. from her last experiment. She also blurts out he had a brother. At the funeral John meets Melissa, who claims to be his mothers biggest fan. Together with ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, intense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, murder, survival, experiment gone awry, danger, deadly, investigation, death, creature, laboratory, transformation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Deadly Friend (1986)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Paul is a new kid in town with a robot named "BB". He befriends Samantha and the three of them have a lot of good times together. That is, until Samantha's abusive father throws her down some stairs and kills her. In an effort to save ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, mad scientist, robot, zombie, teenager, college, prank, serial killer, child abuse, resurrection, basketball ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
 4K
Body Parts (1991)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A criminal psychologist loses his arm in a car crash, and becomes one of three patients to have their missing limbs replaced by those belonging to an executed serial killer. One of them dies violently, and disturbing occurrences start happening to ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, rough, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, death row, murder, mind game, vengeance, transplant, supernatural, danger, serial killer, car accident, slasher, body horror ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The ultimate weapon, claimed to be safe for mankind, produces global side-effects including time slides and disappearances. The scientist behind the project and his car are zapped from the year 2031 to 1817 in Switzerland where he meets Dr. Victor ...
Style: futuristic, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: time travel, mad scientist, supernatural, deadly, deadly creature, save the world, mutant, vengeance, destiny, danger, betrayal, chaos ...
Time: future, 19th century, 2030s, 21st century, 1800s ...
Place: switzerland, geneva switzerland, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 40K
Cujo (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A friendly St. Bernard named "Cujo" contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: dangerous animal, rabies, dog, danger, killer dog, hiding in a car, murder, blood, brutality, saint bernard dog, dam, cadillac ...
Time: 80s
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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They Crawl (2001)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A computer whiz named 'Bean' is among several people found dead with strange striations, odd puncture wounds and missing internal organs. Bean's brother Ted teams up with detective Gina to get to the bottom of it. With the help of a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, experiment gone awry, rivalry, track down, murder, danger, supernatural, deadly, deadly creature, plague, dangerous animal, mutant ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 80K
Flatliners (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Five medical students want to find out if there is life after death. They plan to stop one of their hearts for a few seconds, thus simulating death, and then bring the person back to life. A science fiction thriller from the early 1990's with a ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: afterlife, medical student, experiment gone awry, suicide, nightmare, hallucination, medical school, supernatural, deadly, supernatural ability, hallucinations, obsession ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 7.6
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The Fly (1986)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one.
Style: scary, suspense, atmospheric, rough, psychological ...
Plot: science, mutant, experiment, scientist, mad scientist, tragic love, mutation, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, nightmare, research, transformation ...
Time: 80s
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The Hand (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: murder, family in danger, obsession, vengeance, rivalry, slasher, serial killer, comics, hallucination, severed arm, brutality, midlife crisis ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Day of the Dead (1985)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The final chapter of George A. Romero's "Dead Trilogy". In an underground government installation they are searching for a cure to overcome this strange transformation into zombies. Unfortunately, the zombies from above ground have ...
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, rough, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, insanity, survival, chaos, danger, deadly, deadly creature, mad scientist, living dead, cannibalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, anti heroes, dog, dangerous animal, survival, gory, danger, supernatural, anti hero, laboratory ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 23K
From Beyond (1986)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.
Style: macabre, scary, suspenseful, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: body horror, mad scientist, transformation, experiment, bondage, experiment gone awry, zombie, murder, supernatural, parallel world, deadly, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Dead of Winter (1987)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A fledgling actress is lured to a remote mansion for a screen-test, soon discovering she is actually a prisoner in the middle of a blackmail plot.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: woman in danger, danger, isolation, deadly, crimes, psychopath, missing person, insanity, imprisonment, twins, attic, victim ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 11K
Brainscan (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A lonely teenage horror-movie fan discovers a mysterious computer game that uses hypnosis to custom-tailor the game into the most terrifying experience imaginable. When he emerges from the hypnotic trance he is horrified to find evidence that the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, rough, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, murder, video game, experiment gone awry, technology gone awry, technophobia, danger, crimes, hypnosis, deadly, trance, mentor ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
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Hollow Man (2000)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cocky researcher, Sebastian Caine is working on a project to make living creatures invisible and he's so confident he's found the right formula that he tests it on himself and soon begins to vanish. The only problem is – no-one can ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: invisible man, experiment, mad scientist, invisibility, danger, scientist, psychopath, murder, crimes, swearing, violence, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: pentagon, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 32K
Altered States (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A research scientist (William Hurt) explores the boundaries and frontiers of consciousness. Using sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic mixtures from native American shamans, he explores these altered states of consciousness and finds that memory, ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, scary, psychedelic ...
Plot: experiment gone awry, obsession, science, isolation, genetics, psychologist, transformation, university, genetically altered, danger, mad scientist, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1967, 60s
Place: san francisco, africa, mexico, new york, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Diary of the Dead (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of young film students run into real-life zombies while filming a horror movie of their own.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, back from the dead, found footage, chaos, zombie apocalypse, danger, cannibalism, death, survival, gory, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 6.2
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Nightwatch (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, mind game, murder, frame up, crimes, danger, police detective, dishonesty, deadly, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 16K
The Dark Half (1993)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Thad Beaumont is the author of a highly successful series of violent pulp thrillers written under the pseudonym of ‘George Stark’, but when he decides to ‘kill-off’ his alter-ego in a mock ceremony, it precipitates a string of sadistic ...
Style: scary, psychological, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, alter ego, blackmail, supernatural, lookalikes, supernatural ability, deadly, investigation, book, brain tumor, husband wife relationship, ghost ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, toxic, mutant, zombie, police investigation, experiment gone awry, bum, murder, survival, crimes, deadly, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Locusts: The 8th Plague (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of scientists try to stop a swarm of flesh-eating locusts that escape from a top secret government lab in the USA Midwest.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: experiment gone awry, save the day, dangerous animal, deadly, race against time, danger, entomologist, locust, insect, gory, secret place, government facility ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Severed (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A multi-national forestry company engages in genetic experimentation to increase logging yield in a remote section of forest...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, rough ...
Plot: zombie, experiment gone awry, danger, deadly, supernatural, escapades, disorder, chaos, environmentalism, survival, vengeance, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The story concerns Dr James Xavier, ably portrayed by Ray Milland. He has invented a serum for improving human vision. When his funding is cut he proceeds to experiment on himself -- with horrifying results. From the director who gave you Swamp ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: monkey, hospital, experiment, scientist, surgery, supernatural, supernatural ability, experimenting, experiment gone awry, gambling, scheming, laboratory ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: las vegas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.8
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The Rats (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: rat, dangerous animal, danger, deadly creature, gory, experiment gone awry, escapades, subway, isolation, hospital, survival, power outage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A shipwrecked sailor stumbles upon a mysterious island and is shocked to discover that a brilliant scientist and his lab assistant have found a way to combine human and animal DNA with horrific results.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, mutant, genetics, survival, experiment, dangerous animal, chaos and mayhem, island, rebellion, transformation, experiment gone awry, technology gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s, year 2010
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 20K
The Signal (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, chaos, infidelity, apocalypse, danger, murder, survival, violence spree, slasher, brutality, violent, gory ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.5
 6K
Mulberry St (2006)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A mysterious virus, carried by mutant rats, creates pandemonium in New York City in which rat-bite victims turn into homicidal rat-mutants. This movie centers on six tenants of a small apartment complex on the Lower East Side Mulberry Street as they ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, infection, survival, dangerous animal, plague, rat, danger, save the world, supernatural, mad scientist, deadly, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 17K
Willard (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Desperate for companionship, the repressed Willard befriends a group of rats that inhabit his late father's deteriorating mansion. In these furry creatures, Willard finds temporary refuge from daily abuse at the hands of his bedridden mother ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, macabre, atmospheric ...
Plot: humiliation, vengeance, workplace, obsession, social misfits, mentally unstable, dangerous animal, danger, psychopath, boss and employee, power relations, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Rats (2003)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Brookedale Psychiatric Hospital is a crumbling institution which barely has enough money to remain open. Formerly a prison, it sits atop a warren of tunnels and sewage system viaducts. But Brookdale has a secret - a secret known by only one ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: mental institution, dangerous animal, survival, experiment gone awry, supernatural, danger, deadly, gory, disorder, working undercover, escapades, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%