Movies like Outbreak

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Outbreak (1995)
 6.6
 124K
Outbreak (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A deadly airborne virus finds its way into the USA and starts killing off people at an epidemic rate. Col Sam Daniels' job is to stop the virus spreading from a small town, which must be quarantined, and to prevent an over reaction by the White House.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, intense, psychotronic, tense, entertaining, dramatic, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, epidemic, quarantine, biological warfare, bio weapon, research, monkey, danger, deadly virus, infected, antidote, heroes, fighting the system, society, deadly, general, catastrophe, korean war veteran, army, river, medical research, health situation, human existence, science, white house ...
Time: 90s, 60s, year 1995, year 1967, 1990s, 1960s
Place: usa, africa, california, san francisco, boston, washington d.c., atlanta georgia ...

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Most similar movies to Outbreak

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and exciting films with plots about danger, catastrophe, race against time, chases and races, heroes, deadly and death mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Outbreak: Contagion (2011), I Am Legend (2007), Flu (2013), Containment (2016), The Crazies (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
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Contagion (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: epidemic, virus, plague, pandemic, infected, quarantine, scientist, disaster film, fate of humanity, research, vaccine, infection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 70s
Place: asia, usa, atlanta georgia, geneva switzerland, chicago illinois ...
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82%
 7.2
 709K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, loneliness, plague, future dystopia, experiment, isolation, heroes, deadly creature, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.6
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Flu (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Infected through the respiratory system, there is a new kind of disease that kills in 36 hours once infected. The people of the city struggle to survive this. The worst epidemic ever seen is sweeping through Bundang, the suburb of Seoul. After ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, bleak ...
Plot: epidemic, deadly virus, plague, infected, quarantine, virus, survival, deadly, chaos, chaos and mayhem, race against time, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 10K
Containment (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An epidemic breaks out in Atlanta leaving the large city quarantined and those stuck on the inside fighting for their lives. This is the story of loved ones torn apart, and how the society that grows inside the quarantine reveals both the devolution ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: epidemic, quarantine, virus, doctor, tragic event, society, death, conspiracy theory, murder, blood, vaccine, secret ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, atlanta, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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 ⇓
100%
 5.3
 1K
Pandemic (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
TV show
Story: The outbreak of a strange, deadly virus aboard a passenger plane sends Los Angeles into a panic in this terrifying TV movie. As the virus spreads across the city and the death toll rises, Dr. Kayla Martina (Tiffani Thiessen, FASTLANE) fights to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pandemic, quarantine, plague, race against time, airport, rescue, danger, investigation, save the day, confined, fighting the system, survival ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The Cassandra Crossing is an all-star disaster spectacular telling of the terrifying odyssey of 1000 doomed passengers trapped aboard a plague-infested train. A terrorist infected with a deadly virus boards the Stockholm to Geneva Express and ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train crash, survival, plague, terrorism, drug dealing, save the day, train, catastrophe, race against time, isolation, terrorist, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, sweden, poland, germany, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 18K
Airport (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Melodrama about a bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, passenger, airplane, stowaway, danger, stewardess, panic, bomb, save the day, rescue, landing, race against time ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, new york, detroit, chicago illinois, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Towering Inferno (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: At the opening party of a colossal - but poorly constructed - office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.
Style: disaster movie, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: catastrophe, skyscraper, survival, rescue, firefighter, race against time, explosion, natural disaster, negligence, fire, danger, escape attempt ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Andromeda Strain (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: A U.S. satellite crash-lands near a small town in Utah, unleashing a deadly plague that kills virtually everyone except two survivors, who may provide clues to immunizing the population. As the military attempts to quarantine the area, a team of ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, harsh, futuristic ...
Plot: plague, biohazard, laboratory, bacteria, danger, deadly, cure, disease, virus, survival, evil alien, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 70s
Place: usa, utah, los angeles, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 115K
The Crazies (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four friends find themselves trapped in their small hometown after they discover their friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: insanity, plague, infected, survival, deadly virus, quarantine, bio weapon, chaos and mayhem, chaos, danger, hazmat suit, on the run ...
Place: iowa, usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An outbreak of avian flu mutates into a virus that becomes transmittable from human to human.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: isolation, epidemic, heroic mission, experiment gone awry, plague, race against time, society, danger, life is a bitch, deadly, heroes, chaos ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia, angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 30K
The Omega Man (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, survival, zombie, isolation, danger, heroic mission, vestiges of humanity, life is a bitch, bio weapon, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, transformation ...
Time: future, 70s, year 1975, year 1977, near future
Place: los angeles, usa, ussr, soviet union, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.7
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Thirst (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A chemical engineer, who recently moved to town, struggles to find a way to kill a deadly new variant of Cryptosporidium that has infiltrated the town's water supply, causing people who drink it to die of thirst.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: quarantine, hospital, deadly, race against time, chases and races, danger, escapades, adventure, chaos, couple relations, plague, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
American Meltdown (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The telefilm centers on a present-day nuclear plant disaster and its aftermath.
Style: serious, exciting, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear threat, terrorism, nuclear reactor, save the day, conspiracy, danger, race against time, catastrophe, betrayal, scientist, cancer, terrorist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.2
 9K
Chill Factor (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A store clerk and an ice cream truck driver are thrown together when a dying scientist entrusts them with a deadly chemical kept in ice. This chemical will kill every living thing once it melts. They have to take the chemical codenamed ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: save the day, terrorism, danger, police investigation, race against time, reluctant partners, misfit partners, chases and races, undercover, island, heroic mission, machismo ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: montana, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Pandora's Clock (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
Story: Quantum Airlines flight 66 has just taken off from Frankfurt, Germany bound for New York's JFK International Airport with 247 passengers aboard. After take-off, a man infected with a Doomsday Virus passes out while a flight attendant and doctor ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: airplane, race against time, virus, escapades, special agents, confined, catastrophe, profanity, hostage, airport, homecoming, apocalypse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: iceland, germany, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Perfect Storm (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: storm, ship, catastrophe, storm at sea, forces of nature, natural disaster, shipwreck, adventure, rescue, male camaraderie, fish, weatherman ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: new england, boston, atlantic ocean, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Seattle Superstorm (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An object is shot down over Seattle and the debris begins to effect the local weather ultimately threatening the whole world.
Style: disaster movie, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: catastrophe, disaster film, save the day, forces of nature, meteorite, race against time, adventure, danger, space and aliens, soldier, save the world, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.7
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Airport 1975 (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Something hit us...the crew is dead...help us, please, please help us!" With these terrifying words, 22 of Hollywood's greatest stars find themselves aboard a pilotless jumbo jet headed on a collision course with destruction in the ...
Style: disaster movie, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airport, airplane, stewardess, alcohol abuse, airplane accident, survival, catastrophe, aviation, rescue, teenage girl, helicopter, pilot ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, 80s
Place: los angeles, washington d.c., united states, usa, salt lake city utah ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Terror Experiment (2010)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When terrorist action releases a secret government virus in the Houston Federal building, the employees become aggressive and homicidal. Federal officials quarantine the building to wipe out the infected and control the story, but a small group of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense
Plot: survival, plague, bio weapon, danger, violence spree, chaos, experiment gone awry, contamination, race against time, confined, isolation, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 22K
Redemption Day (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Having just returned home, decorated U.S. Marine Captain Brad Paxton's wife, Kate, is kidnapped by a terrorist group while working in Morocco. He is forced back into action for a daring and deadly operation to save the woman he loves.
Style: suspense, exciting, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, terrorist, secret agents, soldier, violence, military, heroes, terrorism, danger, leader, death, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: usa, syria, washington d.c., manhattan new york city, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.7
 10K
Airport '77 (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Flight 23 has crashed in the Bermuda Triangle while taking VIPs and valuable art to Philip Stevens new museum. But when hijackers take off the plane and knock everyone out with sleeping gas the plane crashes in the sea. The passengers survive but a ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: underwater, airplane, hijacking, rescue, bermuda triangle, airport, survival, frogman, underwater scene, race against time, danger, airplane hijack ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 4.6
 1K
Hong Kong 97 (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Hong Kong 97 takes place in Hong Kong right before the transfer of power from Britain to China. Reginald Cameron, an assassin affiliated with a large corporation with interests in the colony, guns down key members of the Chinese envoy which will ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, hitman, chase, wrongfully committed, murder, survival, frame up, catastrophe, false accusation, danger, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, near future, year 1997
Place: hong kong, china, asia, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.7
 327
Shakedown (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Los Angeles a deadly plague called the 'Pandora' virus is stolen from a high-security installation...
Style: futuristic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, plague, virus, fbi, terrorism, save the day, race against time, danger, one man army, deadly, government agency, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Aurora: Operation Intercept (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: There have been two mysterious plane crashes in only 48 hours. The aircraft suddenly lose control and crash, killing everyone aboard. A woman of Russian descent, Francesca Zaborszin, the daughter of a slain Federal investigator, claims ...
Style: rough, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Plot: race against time, hostage, terrorism, airplane, law enforcement, one man army, escapades, confined, rivalry, daring rescue, save the day, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 3.6
 1K
Scorcher (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The only hope for humanity to survive a natural disaster is to detonate a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, danger, evacuation, apocalypse, race against time, soldier, daring rescue, save the world, government agency, atomic bomb, destiny, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, antarctica, pacific ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Interceptor Force (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the near future the US Government has created an elite team of soldiers specially trained for action in the event of a hostile alien encounter. A multi-national force, they are the last line of defense
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, save the world, danger, adventure, deadly, special agents, space and aliens, heroes, satellite, evil alien, alien encounter, u.s. mexico border ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 94K
Broken Arrow (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's co-pilot, Riley Hale, is the military's only hope for getting them ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican standoff, helicopter, desert, terrorism, race against time, betrayal, danger, explosion, gunfight, escapades, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, utah, united states, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Rollercoaster (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The plot is about a guile young terrorist who is able to blackmail a series of companies by placing home-made radio controlled bombs within the central attraction of amusement parks; roller coasters. The young man played by Timothy Bottoms gives a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: investigation, amusement park, murder, terrorism, fbi, psychopath, police investigation, catastrophe, crimes, law enforcement, master criminal, bomb squad ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, pittsburgh, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%