Movies like Piranha

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Piranha (1978)
 5.9
 19K
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, parody, surprise ending, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: piranha, resort, 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, investigation, heroes ...
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 suspense films with plots about danger, deadly, escapades, survival, dangerous animal, deadly creature and mad scientist mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Piranha: The Blob (1988), Frankenfish (2004), Python (2000), Tremors (1990), Alligator (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.4
 87K
Piranha 3D (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
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, gory, violence, blood, animal attack, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: piranha, experiment gone awry, survival, mutant, escapades, danger, dangerous animal, save the day, deadly, creature feature, eaten alive, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venezuela, florida, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 33K
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: quarantine, evil alien, small town, survival, danger, chaos, race against time, hazmat suit, space and aliens, alien encounter, deadly creature, slime ...
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: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: piranha, beach, gory, island, animal life, terminator, psychopath, estrangement, crimes, deadly creature, experiment gone awry, survival ...
Time: 80s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 3.9
 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: suspenseful, serious, suspense, rough, humorous ...
Plot: piranha, summer camp, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, dangerous animal, danger, deadly, gory, mutant, chaos, eaten alive, race against time ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: animal horror, fish, dangerous animal, experiment gone awry, survival, track down, genetic engineering, escapades, danger, biologist, monster, eaten alive ...
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, macabre, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: snake, dangerous animal, giant snake, scientist, python, deadly creature, race against time, danger, experiment gone awry, military, chaos and mayhem, small town life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 122K
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: suspenseful, scary, humorous, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, deadly creature, desert, rescue, survival, creature feature, danger, stranded, small town, human versus monster, mutant, death ...
Time: 80s
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.0
 11K
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, animal horror, beast, reptile, mutation, hunter, scientist, toxic, sewer, danger, urban legend, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, absurd, suspense, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, animal horror, killer shark, beach, mad scientist, mutant, experiment gone awry, technology gone awry, deadly, save the day, dangerous animal, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.5
 7K
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, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, catastrophe, bee, military, danger, rescue, race against time, antidote, panic, chaos, heroic mission, deadly creature ...
Time: 70s
Place: latin america, texas, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.0
 10K
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, save the day, danger, dangerous animal, deadly, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, dangerous animal, survival, gory, danger, supernatural, anti hero, laboratory, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.4
 11K
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, chaos, danger, deadly creature, deadly, technology gone awry, heroic mission, dangerous animal, sea ...
Time: future, prehistory, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.1
 3K
Ice Spiders (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 90 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, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, laboratory, ski resort, spider, supernatural, survival, heroic mission, gory, rivalry, dangerous animal ...
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, suspenseful, scary, slasher, serious ...
Plot: catastrophe, investigation, mad scientist, small town, mutation, fire, anti heroes, deadly, supernatural, misfit, ghost, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, deadly, danger, death, creature, laboratory, transformation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: suspenseful, semi serious, scary, absurd, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, shark, ocean or sea, deadly, dangerous animal, deadly creature, danger, survival, escapades, mutant, shark attack, island ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 3.1
 911
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: shark, underwater scene, underwater, heroic mission, survival, dangerous animal, obsessive quest, race against time, danger, vengeance, obsession, rescue ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, danger, deadly, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, rough, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police detective, laboratory, mad scientist, zombie, danger, good versus evil, perversion, experiment gone awry, science, reanimation, doctor, corpse ...
Time: 80s
Place: massachusetts, usa, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 19K
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, ocean, ship, survival, experiment gone awry, race against time, isolation, danger, rescue, mutant, suicide, shipwreck ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
In the Spider's Web (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a team of backpackers sets out to explore the Indian jungles, one of them is bitten by a poisonous spider and killed.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, slasher ...
Plot: spider, rescue, mad scientist, survival, danger, obsessive quest, deadly creature, rivalry, experiment gone awry, race against time, deadly, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 5.5
 14K
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: bounty hunter, small town, evil alien, space and aliens, alien, pitchfork, easter, dog, creature, catastrophe, survival, mad scientist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Follows Jim Bickerman, a poacher who discovers that his local lake is inhabited by man-eating crocodiles.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: reptile, river, escapades, dangerous animal, danger, rescue, deadly, dark humor, trapped, survival, woman in danger, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: 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, scary, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, dangerous animal, genetics, survival, experiment, mutant, chaos and mayhem, island, rebellion, transformation, experiment gone awry, mutation ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s, year 2010
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
 20K
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, monster, military, good versus evil, quarantine ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, slasher, parody, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: beach, monster, investigation, gory, supernatural, crimes, danger, escapades, deadly, missing person, death, sand ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
 13K
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, party, technology gone awry, gory, danger, society, a.i., race against time, deadly, robot, chaos ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: shark attack, shark, rescue, survival, race against time, danger, deadly, dangerous animal, heroes, adventure, special agents, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%