Movies like Piranha

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Piranha (1978)
 5.9
 17K
Piranha (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense, humorous, semi serious, cult film, bloody, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: resort, piranha, summer camp, deadly creature, survival, danger, rescue, race against time, experiment, dangerous animal, experiment gone awry, deadly, beach, mutation, fish, father daughter relationship, underwater scene, u.s. army, river, reporter, animal attack, eugenics, vietnam war, in the woods, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia

Most similar movies to Piranha

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about danger, deadly, escapades, dangerous animal, deadly creature, experiment gone awry and survival mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Piranha: The Blob (1988), Frankenfish (2004), Python (2000), Tremors (1990), Sharktopus (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.4
 82K
Piranha 3D (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Each year the population of sleepy Lake Victoria, Arizona explodes from 5,000 to 50,000 residents for the annual Spring Break celebration. But then, an earthquake opens an underwater chasm, releasing an enormous swarm of ancient Piranha that have ...
Style: scary, not serious, suspense, sexy, brutal ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dangerous animal, piranha, deadly creature, gory, death, violence, blood, rescue, animal attack, killer animal, brutality, spring break ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 29K
The Blob (1988)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Remake of the 1958 horror sci-fi about a deadly blob which is the spawn of a secret government germ warfare project which consumes everyone in its path. Teenagers try in vain to warn the townsfolk, who refuse to take them seriously, while government ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: small town, survival, danger, evil alien, chaos, race against time, quarantine, space and aliens, deadly creature, alien encounter, death, hospital ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: blood, piranha, beach, slasher, gory, island, zombie, heroic mission, dangerous animal, escapades, heroes, special agents ...
Time: 80s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.8
 2K
Piranha (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Doctor Baines has been conducting genetic experiments on piranhas and has made them virtually unstoppable. Unfortunately, his assistants, Maggie and Paul, accidentally release the hybrids into the Lost River Lake threatening to destroy everyone in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, rough, humorous ...
Plot: piranha, summer camp, experiment gone awry, dangerous animal, deadly creature, mutant, gory, deadly, danger, chaos, race against time, eaten alive ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 2.4
 5K
Mega Piranha (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a science experiment goes horribly wrong, gigantic fish gain appetites for human flesh.
Style: scary, semi serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: piranha, experiment gone awry, survival, danger, mutant, dangerous animal, save the day, escapades, deadly, creature feature, eaten alive, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venezuela, florida, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 5K
Frankenfish (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When the body of a man is found completely destroyed in the swamps in Louisiana, the medical investigator Sam Rivers is assigned to investigate the murder. He travels with the biologist Mary Callahan to the location where the victim lived in a ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: biologist, survival, dangerous animal, experiment gone awry, track down, escapades, genetic engineering, danger, animal horror, monster, eaten alive, fish ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.7
 3K
Python (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sleepy New Haven California is a small town with a big problem. A sixty foot slithering horror has arrived and shattered the town's tranquillity on it's path of death and destruction... Growing violent and more savage with each attack the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, macabre, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: snake, giant snake, dangerous animal, scientist, python, deadly creature, race against time, danger, experiment gone awry, military, small town life, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 110K
Tremors (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hick handymen Val McKee and Earl Bassett can barely eke out a living in the Nevada hamlet of Perfection, so they decide to leave town -- despite an admonition from a shapely seismology coed who's picking up odd readings on her equipment. Before ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, scary, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, deadly creature, desert, survival, rescue, human versus monster, danger, small town, stranded, tentacle, mutant, creature feature ...
Time: 80s
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 3.2
 6K
Sharktopus (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The U.S. Navy's special group "Blue Water" builds a half-shark, half-octopus for combat. But the sharktopus escapes and terrorizes the beaches of Puerto Vallarta.
Style: semi serious, scary, suspense, absurd, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, animal horror, beach, human versus monster, killer shark, mad scientist, technology gone awry, save the day, dangerous animal, experiment gone awry, mutant, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 10K
Alligator (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded lab rats, injected with growth hormones. The now gigantic animal, escapes the city sewers, and goes on a rampage, pursued by a cop and a big-game hunter.
Style: scary, suspenseful, stylized, witty, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alligator, beast, mutation, animal horror, scientist, hunter, toxic, sewer, danger, urban legend, deadly, animal life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.5
 6K
The Swarm (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Scientist Dr. Bradford Crane and army general Thalius Slater join forces to fight an almost invisible enemy threatening America; killer bees that have deadly venom and attack without reason. Disaster movie-master Irwin Allen's film contains ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, military, bee, race against time, danger, rescue, antidote, panic, heroic mission, save the day, deadly creature, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: latin america, houston texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.9
 9K
Bats (1999)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Genetically mutated bats escape and it's up to a bat expert and the local sheriff to stop them.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: bat, small town, mutation, survival, supernatural, deadly, experiment gone awry, dangerous animal, save the day, heroic mission, danger, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, dog, chase, anti heroes, survival, dangerous animal, gory, danger, supernatural, investigation, laboratory, genetic engineering ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.3
 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: scary, rough, suspenseful, bleak, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, rescue, race against time, experiment gone awry, danger, chaos, deadly, deadly creature, technology gone awry, dangerous animal, heroic mission, sea ...
Time: prehistory, future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
 2K
Bug (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An earthquake releases a strain of mutant cockroaches with the ability to start fires, which proceed to cause destructive chaos in a small town. The studies carried out by scientist James Parmiter, however, reveal an intent with much more ...
Style: serious, rough, scary, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, small town, fire, apocalypse, rescue, zombie, ecological disaster, misfit, dangerous animal, anti heroes, heroes, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.1
 857
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underwater, survival, dangerous animal, obsessive quest, heroic mission, vengeance, obsession, rescue, danger, escapades, deadly creature, deadly ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.6
 2K
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, investigation, danger, deadly, death, creature, laboratory, transformation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 17K
Leviathan (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Underwater deep-sea miners encounter a Soviet wreck and bring back a dangerous cargo to their base on the ocean floor with horrifying results. The crew of the mining base must fight to survive against a genetic mutation that hunts them down one by ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, ocean, monster, isolation, rescue, ship, race against time, experiment gone awry, mutant, danger, suicide, sea ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Curse of the Komodo (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Genetically-engineered Komodo dragons have become ginormous creatures hunting people on a remote tropical island. A small group of scientists must stop the dragons before they escape the island and destroy the rest of the world.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutation, island, danger, chaos, experiment gone awry, dangerous animal, genetic engineering, deadly, deadly creature, zombie, secret project, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: They're not human. But they hunt human women. Not for killing. For mating.
Style: scary, suspenseful, intense, absurd, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: raped by monster, survival, fisherman, rape, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, mutation, heroes, heroic mission, deadly, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.5
 13K
Critters 2 (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A batch of unhatched critter eggs are mistaken for Easter eggs by the country-folk inhabitants of Grover's Bend and, before long, the ferocious furballs are on the rampage again.
Style: scary, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: small town, bounty hunter, dog, easter, pitchfork, alien, survival, mad scientist, spacecraft, danger, family in danger, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Komodo vs. Cobra (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A team of environmentalists, including a reporter, her camera man, and an environmentalist's famous girlfriend charter a boat and with the captain, sail to a military island. They suspect the island is hosting to illegal activities. Upon ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: giant snake, giant animal, laboratory, island, scientist, experiment gone awry, race against time, dangerous animal, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, rescue, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 2.9
 3K
Piranhaconda (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A hybrid creature - half piranha and half anaconda -- attacks a low-budget horror movie crew on location near her nest when her egg is stolen. Now they must outrun and kill the deadly piranhaconda as well as stop the mad scientist who stole the egg ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, humorous ...
Plot: jungle, dangerous animal, deadly creature, chases and races, danger, gory, deadly, eaten alive, river, survival, experiment gone awry, mutant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: animal horror, survival, race against time, danger, isolation, dangerous animal, chaos, college, heroic mission, theme park, cloning, misfit ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Shark Attack 2 (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A biological experiment goes bad, this time releasing a gaggle of mutated great white sharks with a taste for human flesh. Soon enough, shark expert Nick West is on the case, leading a crew to study them and eventually bring them back into ...
Style: rough, scary, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: shark, shark attack, rescue, survival, deadly, race against time, danger, deadly creature, cons and scams, chases and races, anti heroes, experiment gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.4
 951
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: suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: survival, experiment gone awry, dangerous animal, danger, deadly, supernatural, mental institution, gory, disorder, deadly creature, escapades, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
2-Headed Shark Attack (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Semester at Sea ship is attacked and sunk by a mutated two-headed shark, and the survivors seek refuge on a deserted atoll. The coeds, however, are no longer safe when the atoll starts flooding.
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, absurd, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, shark, survival, deadly, dangerous animal, mutant, danger, deadly creature, escapades, ocean or sea, shark attack, island ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
 5K
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, save the world, danger, supernatural, chaos, deadly, deadly creature, experiment gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.6
 10K
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, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: robot, survival, murder, party, technology gone awry, gory, deadly, danger, race against time, society, a.i., teenage life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 3.9
 870
Black Swarm (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The widow, Deputy Sheriff Jane Kozik, moves from Manhattan to Black Stone, New York, with her daughter Kelsey Kozik. There she expects to find a safe place to live. The day after moving, a homeless man is found dead in the tool shed of Jane's ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, disturbing, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, survival, experiment gone awry, danger, mad scientist, deadly creature, bio weapon, deadly, investigation, escapades, save the day, dangerous animal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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