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, surprise ending, ambiguous ending, psychotronic ...
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

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 deadly, danger, escapades, deadly creature, survival, gory and dangerous animal 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
 85K
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, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dangerous animal, piranha, deadly creature, gory, death, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), blood, rescue, animal attack, killer animal, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 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, danger, save the day, dangerous animal, escapades, mutant, deadly, creature feature, eaten alive, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venezuela, usa, latin america, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 31K
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: small town, survival, danger, evil alien, chaos, race against time, quarantine, space and aliens, alien encounter, deadly creature, 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, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: piranha, beach, blood, slasher, gory, island, estrangement, psychopath, terminator, animal life, investigation, rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, dangerous animal, deadly creature, experiment gone awry, mutant, gory, deadly, danger, chaos, race against time, eaten alive ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: teens, boys' night
Plot: animal horror, biologist, survival, experiment gone awry, dangerous animal, escapades, danger, genetic engineering, track down, 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, race against time, deadly creature, danger, experiment gone awry, military, chaos and mayhem, small town life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 118K
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, desert, deadly creature, creature feature, rescue, survival, danger, mutant, stranded, human versus monster, small town, tentacle ...
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, beast, mutation, animal horror, hunter, scientist, reptile, toxic, sewer, danger, urban legend, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, survival, military, bee, danger, rescue, race against time, antidote, panic, save the day, investigation, deadly creature ...
Time: 70s
Place: latin america, texas, houston texas
⇓ 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, absurd, suspense, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, animal horror, beach, killer shark, mad scientist, mutant, experiment gone awry, technology gone awry, deadly, dangerous animal, save the day, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.9
 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, suspenseful, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: bat, small town, mutation, survival, supernatural, dangerous animal, danger, deadly, save the day, heroic mission, experiment gone awry, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, anti heroes, dog, dangerous animal, survival, gory, danger, supernatural, anti hero, laboratory ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
 10K
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, deadly, danger, deadly creature, dangerous animal, chaos, technology gone awry, heroic mission, sea ...
Time: future, prehistory, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, dark humor, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: giant spider, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, laboratory, spider, ski resort, escapades, survival, heroic mission, gory, deadly, rivalry ...
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, serious, psychotronic
Plot: catastrophe, investigation, mad scientist, small town, fire, mutation, desert, apocalypse, small town life, experiment gone awry, plague, anti hero ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, experiment gone awry, survival, investigation, danger, deadly, death, creature, laboratory, transformation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: raped by monster, contamination, rape, experiment gone awry, survival, fisherman, mad scientist, deadly creature, mutation, heroes, deadly, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, semi serious, scary, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: bounty hunter, small town, dog, alien, pitchfork, easter, creature, catastrophe, survival, mad scientist, werewolf, spacecraft ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, absurd, semi serious, scary, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, shark, deadly, dangerous animal, deadly creature, danger, ocean or sea, survival, escapades, mutant, shark attack, island ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.1
 895
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: underwater, heroic mission, survival, obsessive quest, dangerous animal, vengeance, obsession, deadly creature, escapades, danger, rescue, deadly ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, psychotronic
Plot: spider, survival, mad scientist, rescue, deadly creature, rivalry, deadly, race against time, danger, obsessive quest, experiment gone awry, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: beach, monster, investigation, gory, supernatural, crimes, escapades, danger, deadly, missing person, death, slasher ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: mad scientist, police detective, laboratory, zombie, danger, good versus evil, experiment gone awry, perversion, doctor, basement, science, desperation ...
Time: 80s
Place: massachusetts, usa, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 18K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, survival, experiment gone awry, isolation, rescue, race against time, ship, mutant, ocean, danger, suicide, shipwreck ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, genetics, mutant, survival, experiment, dangerous animal, chaos and mayhem, island, rebellion, transformation, experiment gone awry, technology gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s, year 2010
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, apocalypse, survival, extinction, danger, monster, military, quarantine, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.6
 12K
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, stylized, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, murder, party, technology gone awry, gory, society, a.i., danger, race against time, deadly, robot, chaos ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: animal horror, survival, isolation, chaos, race against time, dangerous animal, danger, college, heroic mission, theme park, cloning, heroes ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, rough, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, suburbs, undead, gory, supernatural, slasher, deadly, deadly creature, parody, escapades, danger, plague ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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