Movies like Orca

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Orca (1977)
 5.7
 11K
Orca (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After witnessing the killing of his mate and offspring at Captain Nolan's hands, a vengeful killer whale goes on a rampage in the fisherman's Newfoundland harbor. Under pressure from the villagers, Nolan, Rachel and Umilak sail after the great beast, who will meet them on its own turf.
Style: serious, suspenseful, harsh, suspense, scary, rough, psychotronic, british horror, allegory, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: killer whale, whale, ocean or sea, dangerous animal, ocean, vengeance, survival, obsession, adventure, rescue, gory, deadly, ship, fish, shark, village, heroes, bounty hunter, anti hero, village life, danger, chases and races, animal life, forces of nature, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: antarctica, newfoundland

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Most similar movies to Orca

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and suspense films with plots about danger, escapades, dangerous animal, deadly, survival, heroes and ocean or sea mostly in Adventure, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like Orca: Red Water (2003), Jaws (1975), Jaws 3-D (1983), Jaws 2 (1978), 2010: Moby Dick (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.1
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Red Water (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the quiet waters of the Mississippi, body parts are being discovered. No one knows what is behind it all, until a huge man eating bull shark turns up. This bull shark is different, as it can breath in fresh water, making a deadly encounter ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, shark attack, killer shark, ocean or sea, hostage, treasure hunt, dangerous animal, gory, survival, crimes, anti hero, anti heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, mississippi
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100%
 8.0
 561K
Jaws (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, animal horror, fear, dangerous animal, monster, shark attack, animal attack, ocean, underwater, survival, police chief, chief of police ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, long island, new york, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.7
 41K
Jaws 3-D (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This third film in the series follows a group of marine biologists attempting to capture a young great white shark that has wandered into Florida's Sea World Park. However, later it is discovered that the shark's 35-foot mother is also a ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: shark, killer shark, giant animal, great white shark, rescue, amusement park, scuba diving, theme park, water skiing, adventure, survival, dolphins ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, orlando florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 74K
Jaws 2 (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: shark, rescue, panic, boat accident, great white shark, survival, ocean, island, death, swimming, danger, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The blood orchid - A rare flower that holds the secret of eternal life and a fortune to the pharmaceutical company that finds it. Led by a two-fisted soldier of fortune, a scientific expedition is sent deep into the jungles of Borneo to locate and ...
Style: suspense, scary, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: jungle, snake, adventure, dangerous animal, survival, animal horror, treasure hunt, expedition, danger, rescue, research, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, borneo, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
2010: Moby Dick (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: That infamous whale is bigger, badder and a whole lot stronger in this sci-fi reimagining of Herman Melville’s classic tale of the battle between man, sea and sea creature starring “Xena” alum Rene O’Connor as the (traditionally male) ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsessive quest, heroes, obsession, submarine, dangerous animal, rivalry, deadly, danger, losing-it hero, escapades, chases and races, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 18K
The Reef (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A great white shark hunts the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychotronic, scary
Plot: shark, animal horror, ocean or sea, underwater, survival, boat accident, ocean, boat, dangerous animal, shark attack, tourist, panic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.2
 1K
Shark Hunter (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Megalodon shark. A prehistoric killing machine 60 feet long, flashing 200 pounds of teeth and weighing over 20 tons. It's the deadliest predator the world has ever seen. The scientists say it's been extinct for more than 10,000 years. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underwater, shark, underwater scene, heroic mission, survival, dangerous animal, obsessive quest, race against time, danger, vengeance, obsession, rescue ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 3.4
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Blood Surf (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Philippines, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sleazy producer develops a concept he dubs "blood surfing" -- tossing bloody fish remains into the water to lure sharks and then surfing through the animals as they chomp about. Along with his camerawoman, the producer brings two ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, psychotronic
Plot: crocodile, dangerous animal, surfing, island, deadly creature, giant animal, heroes, danger, rivalry, deadly, escapades, creature feature ...
Time: 90s, prehistoric times, prehistoric
Place: australia, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.7
 3K
Tentacles (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Several people disappear from and at the sea. Their bodies are found gnawed to the skeleton, even the marrow is missing. The scientists have no idea which animal could do such things. Dr. Turner begins to suspect that the company which builds a ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense ...
Plot: octopus, beach, ocean, giant animal, danger, deadly creature, dangerous animal, deadly, gory, escapades, journalism, resort ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 4K
Moby Dick (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 180 min.
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Story: The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: ship, sea, dangerous animal, obsessive quest, whale, captain, adventure, ocean or sea, ocean, deadly, friendship, danger ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Man in the Wilderness (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the early 1800's, a group of fur trappers and Indian traders are returning with their goods to civilization and are making a desperate attempt to beat the oncoming winter. When guide Zachary Bass is injured in a bear attack, they decide ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, rough, suspenseful, based on true events ...
Plot: wilderness, native american, bear attack, adventure, survival, vengeance, forces of nature, isolation, danger, lone wolves, wounded, loner ...
Time: 70s, 1820s, 19th century, 1800s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 481
The Whale (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dramatic retelling of the fateful last voyage of the Nantucket whaleship Essex. When the Essex is attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in November 1820, her crew take to three fragile whalers. Alone in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the men must ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, suspense, factual ...
Plot: whale, shipwreck, ship, adventure, survival, dangerous animal, danger, ocean, escapades, lost at sea, rescue, isolation ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.3
 4K
The Island (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: David Warner leads a band of modern day pirates who raid yachts and sail boats of people on vacation out in the Caribbean. Michael Caine is a reporter who goes out there with his son to investigate the mystery of the disappearing boats. He runs ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Plot: adventure, pirate, island, kidnapping, survival, rescue, supernatural, heroic mission, missing person, isolation, against the odds, dangerous animal ...
Time: 70s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Willy the whale is back, this time threatened by illegal whalers making money off sushi. Jesse, now 16, has taken a job on an orca-researching ship, along with old friend Randolph and a sarcastic scientist, Drew. On the whaler's ship is captain ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: killer whale, friends, friendship, whale, adventure, ocean, rescue, danger, black market, ocean or sea, hunting, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA, Japan
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: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: piranha, beach, gory, island, psychopath, terminator, estrangement, animal life, crimes, deadly creature, experiment gone awry, survival ...
Time: 80s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sir Robert Beaumont is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project's ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious, scenic ...
Plot: dangerous animal, survival, adventure, jungle, danger, colonialism, lion, adventurer, obsessive quest, heroes, culture clash, bridge ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Spring Break Shark Attack (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young teenager travels to Florida, unknowing that a group of dangerous tiger sharks are ravaging the beach.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spring break, shark, survival, teenage life, dangerous animal, race against time, youth, danger, animal attack, shark attack, school, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Raptor Island (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A team of terrorist-fighting Naval officers in the South China Sea finds their struggle against the enemy taking a backseat to the fight of their lives when an horde of creatures thought to be extinct for millions of years descend upon them in an ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: dinosaur, soldier, tyrannosaurus rex, battles, danger, military, deadly creature, survival, chaos, heroes, deadly, ancient mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
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Grizzly (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fifteen-foot grizzly bear figures out that humans make for a tasty treat. As a park ranger tries rallying his men to bring about the bear's capture or destruction, his efforts are thwarted by the introduction of dozens of drunken hunters into ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: grizzly bear, wilderness, animal horror, national park, hunter, park ranger, survival, rescue, obsessive quest, danger, dangerous animal, investigation ...
Time: 70s
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32%
 3.2
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The Rig (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the midst of a tropical storm, the crew of an offshore oil rig must survive the rampage of a creature after invading its undersea habitat.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ocean or sea, monster, sea monster, deadly creature, isolation, survival, confined, rescue, dangerous animal, supernatural, forces of nature, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Shark Attack in the Mediterranean (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A prehistoric shark (named in the books "megalodon") lurks Mallorca, killing a couple of individuals. A professional diver begins the hunt.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, exciting
Plot: shark attack, survival, shark, danger, dangerous animal, marine biologist, ocean, ocean or sea, heroes, police officer, vengeance, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain, mallorca
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
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Open Water (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Two divers are left out at sea without a boat. There’s nothing but water for miles, unless they look at what’s underneath them...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, rough, suspense ...
Plot: stranded, shark, survival, isolation, shark attack, panic, ocean, ocean or sea, scuba diving, danger, nudity (full frontal - brief), fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Devil Fish (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A marine biologist, a dolphin trainer, a research scientist, and a local sheriff try to hunt down a large sea monster, a shark/octopus hybrid, that is devouring swimmers and fishermen off a south Florida coast.
Style: scary, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark attack, sea monster, danger, deadly, deadly creature, bio weapon, gory, experiment gone awry, uncover truth, mad scientist, escapades, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: caribbean, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.3
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Dark Tide (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, South Africa, Germany, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A traumatized shark expert (Halle Berry) must battle her own fears to lead a thrill-seeking businessman on a dive into a dangerous section of water known as "Shark Alley."
Style: tense, suspenseful, scary, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: shark, survival, shark attack, diver, ocean or sea, underwater scene, dangerous animal, scuba diving, adventure, haunted by the past, underwater, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cape town south africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.8
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Squirm (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: At the beginning of the film, we learn from one of the characters that earthworms can be called to the surface with electricity, but somehow it turns them into vicious flesh-eaters. Sure enough, a storm that night causes some power lines to break ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: worm, investigation, small town, survival, rescue, deadly creature, environmentalism, battles, deadly, danger, bait, bus ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Burning Bright (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After her lousy stepfather steals her savings to buy a vicious tiger, Kelly loses all hope of going to college. But Kelly's situation worsens when a hurricane leaves her and her autistic brother boarded up in their house with the man-eating ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dangerous animal, autism, tiger, woman in danger, wild animal, danger, animal attack, trapped, killer animal, hurricane, survival, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After another deadly shark attack, Ellen Brody decides she has had enough of New England's Amity Island and moves to the Caribbean to join her son, Michael, and his family. But a great white shark has followed her there, hungry for more lives.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, underwater scene, underwater, rescue, caribbean sea, great white shark, shark attack, vengeance, revenge, survival, death, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: bahamas, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Israel, South Africa, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When two researchers discover a colossal shark's tooth off the Mexican coast their worst fears surface - the most menacing beast to ever rule the waters is still alive and mercilessly feeding on anything that crosses its path. Now they must ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark attack, shark, killer shark, dangerous animal, deadly creature, adventure, ancient mystery, good versus evil, danger, deadly, escapades, resort ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pacific ocean, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Poseidon Adventure (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: A cruise ship succumbs to a terrorist act and capsizes on New Year's eve. A rag-tag group of survivors, spearheaded by a priest and a homeland security agent, must journey through the upside down vessel and attempt an escape.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, cruise ship, survival, christmas, new year's eve, adventure, danger, deadly, save the day, daring rescue, isolation, cruise ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%