Movies like Piranha

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Piranha (1978)
 5.9
 22K
Piranha (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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, parody, surprise ending, ambiguous ending, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: piranha, resort, summer camp, deadly creature, survival, rescue, experiment gone awry, race against time, experiment, dangerous animal, beach, mutation, fish, father daughter relationship, river, reporter, killer fish, animal attack, eugenics, vietnam war, heroes, forest, investigation, battles, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia

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Most similar movies to Piranha

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, psychotronic and serious films with plots about deadly, danger, escapades, creature feature, animal horror, survival and deadly creature mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Piranha: The Swarm (1978), The Blob (1988), Frankenfish (2004), Tremors (1990), Python (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.5
 91K
Piranha 3D (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
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, humorous, twists and turns, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: piranha, dangerous animal, nudity (full frontal - brief), deadly creature, death, rescue, violence, animal attack, family in danger, save the day, race against time, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: arizona, usa
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100%
 2.4
 6K
Mega Piranha (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, 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, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: piranha, survival, experiment gone awry, escapades, dangerous animal, save the day, creature feature, mutant, eaten alive, giant fish, graphic violence, ocean ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venezuela, latin america, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.5
 8K
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, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, survival, military, rescue, race against time, bee, plague, antidote, panic, heroic mission, save the day, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: latin america, texas, houston texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.9
 2K
Piranha (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, dangerous animal, deadly creature, experiment gone awry, mutant, chaos, race against time, eaten alive, dam, lake, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA, Netherlands
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, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: piranha, beach, killer fish, island, terminator, psychopath, estrangement, animal life, crimes, rescue, dangerous animal, race against time ...
Time: 80s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 37K
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, quarantine, small town, survival, race against time, chaos, space and aliens, deadly creature, alien encounter, death, hospital, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ 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: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, slasher ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dangerous animal, survival, experiment gone awry, genetic engineering, track down, escapades, fish, biologist, swamp, monster, stranded, eaten alive ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 137K
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: scary, suspenseful, humorous, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: monster, deadly creature, desert, survival, creature feature, human versus monster, rescue, small town, mutant, stranded, death, tentacle ...
Time: 80s
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 3.6
 4K
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, macabre, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: snake, dangerous animal, giant snake, scientist, python, race against time, deadly creature, experiment gone awry, military, small town life, chaos and mayhem, toxic waste ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.2
 7K
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, killer shark, mad scientist, dangerous animal, save the day, experiment gone awry, technology gone awry, mutant, beach, shark attack, human versus monster, creature feature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Eight Legged Freaks (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The residents of a rural mining town discover that an unfortunate chemical spill has caused hundreds of little spiders to mutate overnight to the size of SUVs. It's then up to mining engineer Chris McCormack and Sheriff Sam Parker to mobilize ...
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, suspenseful, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spider, giant spider, heroes, dangerous animal, deadly creature, creature feature, perfume, barbershop, cocoon, stupidity, dumb, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.9
 11K
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, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, save the day, dangerous animal, race against time, chaos, national guard ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, dog, survival, dangerous animal, supernatural, investigation, laboratory, experiment gone awry, genetic engineering, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 13K
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, psychotronic, stylized, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alligator, beast, reptile, mutation, hunter, scientist, toxic, sewer, urban legend, pets, animal life, timebomb ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.3
 12K
DeepStar Six (1989)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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, technology gone awry, heroic mission, deadly creature, chaos, dangerous animal, sea, sea monster, shark ...
Time: future, prehistory, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.2
 3K
Ice Spiders (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A scientific experiment goes haywire, creating an arachnophobic nightmare. If there's a way to stop them, somebody better find it soon before they kill everything in sight!
Style: scary, suspenseful, semi serious, serious, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: giant spider, spider, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, laboratory, heroic mission, dangerous animal, survival, supernatural, rivalry, deadly creature, escapades ...
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: scary, serious, slasher, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: disaster, small town, investigation, mad scientist, fire, mutation, disorder, chaos, animal life, small town life, experiment gone awry, desert ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
 2K
The Kindred (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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, death, creature, laboratory, transformation, secrets, genetics ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 21K
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, experiment gone awry, ocean, ship, survival, race against time, mutant, isolation, shipwreck, sea, rescue, evil alien ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, obsessive quest, dangerous animal, survival, heroic mission, deadly creature, rescue, race against time, escapades, obsession, vengeance, shark attack ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, rough, scary, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, experiment, dangerous animal, genetics, survival, mutant, chaos and mayhem, rebellion, experiment gone awry, island, brutality, mutation ...
Time: 21st century, future, year 2010, 2010s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: scary, suspenseful, semi serious, absurd, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: shark, monster, dangerous animal, deadly creature, survival, escapades, shark attack, island, graphic violence, ship, mutant, killer shark ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.5
 15K
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: humorous, scary, semi serious, suspenseful, splatter ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: small town, evil alien, space and aliens, bounty hunter, creature, easter, alien, dog, catastrophe, mad scientist, disaster, werewolf ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, rape, contamination, experiment gone awry, survival, fisherman, mad scientist, deadly creature, mutation, heroic mission, heroes, village ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dangerous animal, survival, chaos, isolation, race against time, heroic mission, college, amusement park, cloning, zombie, disorder, animal life ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.3
 4K
Watchers (1988)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A boy takes in a stray dog, later finding out that its an ultra-intelligent runaway from a genetic research lab. Unknow to him, the dog is being stalked by another escaped creature thats not quite so friendly.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: experiment gone awry, survival, on the run, government agent, genetic engineering, laboratory, stalking, dog, supernatural ability, heroes, creature, boy dog relationship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Anaconda 3: Offspring (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Cancer-terminal tycoon Peter Murdoch's secret Wexel Hall Pharmaceuticals lab has developed a blood orchid extract cure. To examine why it works optimally in snakes, they also bread a super-anaconda strain. But the original pair escapes, leaving ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, giant snake, snake, forest, dangerous animal, human versus animal, experiment gone awry, plague, heroic mission, race against time, adventure, laboratory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: laboratory, police detective, mad scientist, zombie, good versus evil, experiment gone awry, perversion, reanimation, basement, corpse, experiment, doctor ...
Time: 80s
Place: massachusetts, usa, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After chomping through the fish population, thousands of starved lampreys begin attacking the citizens of a sleepy lake town, and the community scrambles to stay alive.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, absurd, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, rescue, dangerous animal, lake, social relations, small town, husband wife relationship, escapades, small town life, river, mayor, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.6
 15K
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, slasher ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, murder, technology gone awry, a.i., race against time, society, robot, chaos, man versus machine, teenage life, party, shopping mall ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%