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, bloody, melancholic, clever, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: resort, summer camp, deadly creature, survival, piranha, 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, suspense and serious films with plots about deadly, danger, escapades, deadly creature, heroes, dangerous animal and gory 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, gory, deadly creature, 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, rough, serious, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: beach, blood, piranha, slasher, gory, island, zombie, special agents, deadly creature, dangerous animal, estrangement, animal life ...
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, dangerous animal, deadly creature, experiment gone awry, mutant, danger, gory, deadly, chaos, eaten alive, race against time ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 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: boys' night, teens
Plot: piranha, experiment gone awry, survival, mutant, danger, escapades, save the day, dangerous animal, deadly, creature feature, eaten alive, ocean or sea ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venezuela, florida, latin america, usa, battleship
⇓ 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, experiment gone awry, dangerous animal, survival, track down, genetic engineering, danger, escapades, 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: macabre, suspenseful, scary, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: dangerous animal, snake, python, scientist, race against time, deadly creature, experiment gone awry, danger, military, chaos and mayhem, small town life, giant snake ...
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, scary, suspenseful, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, survival, desert, deadly creature, rescue, tentacle, human versus monster, small town, danger, creature feature, stranded, gory ...
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, absurd, suspense, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, beach, human versus monster, mad scientist, danger, technology gone awry, mutant, deadly, dangerous animal, save the day, experiment gone awry, animal horror ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, military, bee, rescue, race against time, danger, antidote, panic, investigation, chaos, save the day, heroic mission ...
Time: 70s
Place: latin america, texas, houston texas
⇓ 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, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: urban legend, underwear, alligator, sewer, hunter, timebomb, mutation, scientist, reptile, beast, vengeance, animal life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ 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, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, dog, chase, anti heroes, survival, dangerous animal, gory, supernatural, supernatural ability, danger, laboratory, investigation ...
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, chaos, danger, deadly, deadly creature, heroic mission, technology gone awry, dangerous animal, sea ...
Time: future, prehistory, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, suspenseful, serious, rough, awful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: bat, small town, mutation, supernatural, gory, deadly, chaos, survival, race against time, danger, experiment gone awry, dangerous animal ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: small town, investigation, fire, animal life, disorder, small town life, deadly, save the world, slasher, danger, race against time, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, laboratory, island, giant animal, scientist, experiment gone awry, race against time, dangerous animal, rescue, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, scary, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: small town, bounty hunter, dog, easter, pitchfork, alien, survival, mad scientist, spacecraft, rescue, family in danger, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, chaos, race against time, danger, isolation, dangerous animal, heroic mission, college, theme park, cloning, vengeance, supernatural ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: exciting, semi serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: jungle, deadly creature, dangerous animal, chases and races, danger, gory, deadly, eaten alive, river, experiment gone awry, survival, mutant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Return of the Living Dead II (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of kids discover one of the drums containing a rotting corpse and release the 2-4-5 Trioxin gas into the air, causing the dead to once again rise from the grave and seek out brains.
Style: humorous, scary, suspenseful, semi serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, undead, gory, supernatural, suburbs, disorder, plague, slasher, chaos, deadly, escapades, deadly creature ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.4
 10K
Critters 3 (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In what appears to be a cross between Critters and The Towering Inferno, the residents of a shoddy L.A. apartment block are chased up to the roof by hoards of the eponymous hairy horrors.
Style: humorous, scary, suspenseful, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: laser, alien, fire, hologram, heroic mission, anti heroes, imaginary, dangerous animal, miraculous event, bounty hunter, mad scientist, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.5
 2K
Blood Beach (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Something or someone is attacking people one by one on the beach. Some of them are mutilated, but most of them are sucked into the sand, disappearing without a trace. What is the creature responsible? Where does it live, and where did it come from? ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, scary, suspense, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, investigation, beach, gory, supernatural, crimes, escapades, missing person, deadly, danger, death, slasher ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.0
 3K
Spiders (2000)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A DNA experiment on a rare breed of spider is taking place on a NASA space shuttle, when a freak meteor shower engulfs the shuttle, causing everything to go horribly wrong. One survivor is found on the ship and watched over in a secret location deep ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: experiment gone awry, mutant, danger, deadly, dangerous animal, space and aliens, animal horror, desert, journalism, giant spider, news reporter, government coverup ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Bride of Re-Animator (1989)
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: scary, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, police detective, laboratory, zombie, danger, perversion, good versus evil, reanimation, basement, corpse, science, experiment ...
Time: 80s
Place: massachusetts, usa, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Night of the Comet (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two girls from the Valley wake up to find that a passing comet has eradicated their world and left behind a mysterious red-dust and a pack of cannibal mutants. With the help of a friendly truck driver, the girls save the earth from a villainous ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, survival, end of the world, mad scientist, comet, vestiges of humanity, save the world, danger, chaos, chase, apocalypse, post apocalypse ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
 19K
Phantoms (1998)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the peaceful town of Snowfield, Colorado something evil has wiped out the community. And now, its up to a group of people to stop it, or at least get out of Snowfield alive.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, small town, sheriff, hotel, survival, apocalypse, extinction, danger, race against time, monster, military, quarantine ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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
Audience: teens
Plot: lake, survival, rescue, danger, dangerous animal, social relations, small town, underwater scene, husband wife relationship, lake or river, escapades, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, twists and turns, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, island, genetics, rebellion, mutant, experiment, dangerous animal, survival, chaos and mayhem, transformation, technology gone awry, stranded ...
Time: 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: spiders, town meeting, dangerous animal, deadly creature, danger, deadly, heroes, perfume, creature feature, pick up, hockey mask, straight razor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, mine, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.2
 2K
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: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, isolation, deadly creature, survival, confined, escapades, dangerous animal, supernatural, rescue, danger, forces of nature, ocean or sea ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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