Movies like Piranha 1995

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Piranha (1995)
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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 their path. Can they prevent the flesh-eating piranhas from escaping into the ocean and spawning?
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, rough, humorous, psychotronic, surprise ending, cult film, remake of cult film, disaster movie
Plot: piranha, lake, summer camp, dangerous animal, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, mutant, chaos, eaten alive, race against time, investigation, rescue, dam, creature feature, swimming, killer fish, female nudity, missing girl, shark, killer animal, animal attack, scuba diving, catastrophe, disaster, escapades ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and rough films with plots about danger, deadly creature, escapades, deadly, experiment gone awry, monster and creature feature mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Piranha: Bats (1999), Carnosaur (1993), The Zombie Diaries (2006), The Nest (1987), Mosquito (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, suspense, scary, rough, macabre ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: piranha, killer fish, summer camp, race against time, resort, survival, animal attack, monster, rescue, experiment, deadly creature, disaster ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia
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100%
 3.9
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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, intense, rough, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: bat, small town, supernatural, mad scientist, monster, disaster, mutation, survival, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, save the day, dangerous animal ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The mutant babies have been placed by court order on a deserted island. Appalled by the cynicism and exploitation of the children by the legal system and the media, the man responsible for them leads an expedition to the island to free them.
Style: scary, rough, suspense, disturbing, surprise ending ...
Plot: mutant, island, babies and infants, rescue, survival, isolation, investigation, mind game, murder, experiment gone awry, monster, court hearing ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 3.6
 4K
Carnosaur (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After being driven to extinction, great bloodthirsty dinosaurs come back to life with the assistance of a demented genetic scientist. She plans to replace the human race with a super-race of dinosaurs who will not pollute the planet.
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: dinosaur, monster, mad scientist, mutant, virus, genetics, chaos, deadly creature, disorder, extinction, dangerous animal, creature feature ...
Time: 90s, prehistory, prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Zombie Diaries (2006)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the early part of the 21st Century, an unknown virus began spreading among the populous. Within weeks it had engulfed the entire planet, from the smallest communities to the greatest cities. Upon the death of its host, the virus would reanimate ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, apocalyptic ...
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, infection, race against time, survival, found footage, future dystopia, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, chaos and mayhem, on the run, rescue ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: scary, slasher, suspense, bad ending, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: piranha, monster, killer fish, creature feature, shark, animal attack, island, killer animal, exploitation, sea, death, fish ...
Time: 80s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Nest (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Horrifying shocker as a biological experiment goes haywire when meat-eating mutant roaches invade an island community, terrorizing a peaceful New England fishing village and hideously butchering its citizens.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: cockroach, insect, experiment, mutant, scientist, monster, experiment gone awry, creature feature, dangerous animal, island, lighthouse, killer animal ...
Time: 80s
Place: new england, usa
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54%
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Mosquito (1994)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An alien starship crashes in a swamp in a U.S. National Park. Some mosquitos begin to feed from the alien's corpses, causing them to grow to the size of a vulture. These mutant insects became very agressive, killing every human being they find. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, absurd, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mosquito, park ranger, mutant, deadly creature, chaos, mutation, space and aliens, battles, monster, chainsaw, creature feature, giant insect ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Mind Ripper (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Bulgaria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A top secret experiment intended to produce a superhuman has gone terribly wrong. Now the creators, trapped in a remote desert outpost, are being pursued ruthlessly by their creation. With the door sealed from within, there is no way out.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: desert, deadly creature, supernatural, mutant, confined, superhuman powers, experiment gone awry, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father son relationship, monster, female nudity, cult ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Syngenor: Synthesized Genetic Organism (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A scientist engineers a group of genetically engineered cyborgs for use as "super soldiers" to fight U.S. wars in the Middle East. However, things get ugly when the cyborgs malfunction and turn on their creators.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: super soldier, superhuman powers, mad scientist, mutant, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, terrorism, soldier, battles, technology gone awry, rivalry, journalism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Curse of the Komodo (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
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, rough, scary, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutation, dangerous animal, giant lizard, genetic engineering, chaos, island, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, secret project, zombie, supernatural, mad scientist ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Boogens (1981)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Otherworldly creatures inhabit the bootleg tunnels underneath a small town mining community, and they kill any of the townsfolk who invade their home.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, slasher ...
Plot: monster, deadly creature, supernatural, social relations, escapades, experiment gone awry, creature feature, abandoned mine, tentacle, winter, snow, female nudity ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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They Crawl (2001)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A computer whiz named 'Bean' is among several people found dead with strange striations, odd puncture wounds and missing internal organs. Bean's brother Ted teams up with detective Gina to get to the bottom of it. With the help of a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cockroach, investigation, experiment gone awry, murder, rivalry, supernatural, plague, deadly creature, dangerous animal, track down, monster, mutant ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.4
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Flying Virus (2001)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a series of Amazonian Indian attacks on US owned petroleum installation in Brazil, both governments start a secret 'special program'. In fact colonel Ezekial's men use GM killer bees to eradicate the tribes. During an Indian ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, experiment gone awry, bio weapon, heroic mission, deadly creature, save the day, survival, chaos, plague, race against time, escapades, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, latin america, brazil, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.2
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MorphMan (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Host, Missouri, the newcomer Dr. of Veterinary Science Eli Rudkus is called by the farmer Jacob Long to exam one of his cows. The veterinarian finds a strange parasite in the animal and sends it to a friend in the Department of Agriculture for ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, enigmatic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parasite, deadly creature, survival, supernatural, disorder, chaos, plague, dangerous animal, society, experiment gone awry, small town, epidemic ...
Time: contemporary
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.9
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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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant spider, creature feature, mutant, experiment gone awry, space and aliens, dangerous animal, journalism, desert, monster, government coverup, news reporter, space shuttle ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Frankenstein vs. the Creature from Blood Cove (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Near an isolated beach on California's coast, a sinister plan is underway in a laboratory of horror. Three renegade scientists have resurrected the Frankenstein Monster. . . legendary indestructible dead man come to life. . . and they have also ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: frankenstein, laboratory, rivalry, mutant, deadly creature, escapades, supernatural, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, isolation, reincarnation, chaos ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 2.9
 4K
Piranhaconda (2012)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
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, sexy ...
Plot: eaten alive, creature feature, river, dangerous animal, deadly creature, giant snake, shark, monster, jungle, experiment gone awry, survival, mutant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Days of Darkness (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a comet strikes Earth and kicks up a cloud of toxic dust, hundreds of humans join the ranks of the living dead. But there's bad news for the survivors: The newly minted zombies are hell-bent on eradicating every last person from the ...
Style: scary, bleak, serious, suspenseful, apocalyptic
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, plague, deadly creature, survival, supernatural, chaos, rescue, zombie attack, empire, post apocalypse, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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They Nest (2000)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After freezing up under pressure in the emergency room, Dr. Cahill decides to spend a few months unwinding on a little Maine island where he immediately gets off on the wrong foot with the locals. Meanwhile, a body has washed up on shore infested ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: cockroach, insect, island, mad scientist, dangerous animal, deadly creature, rescue, survival, experiment gone awry, plague, family in danger, isolation ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, atlantic ocean, new england, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Rats: Night of Terror (1984)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: One hundred years after a nuclear war has devastated the planet, society has been reborn into two factions; the underground society and the scavangers above in the wastelands. A group of scavangers on bikes come across a town infested with flesh ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, slasher ...
Plot: rat, animal attack, post apocalypse, mutant, apocalypse, dangerous animal, survival, deadly creature, chaos, save the world, laboratory, eaten alive ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Deep Space (1988)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Secretly engineered and blasted into space by government scientists, a vile monster crash-lands back on Earth and begins killing everyone it encounters. As the death toll rises, veteran cop McLemore (Charles Napier) bravely steps forward to crush ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, bio weapon, monster, technology gone awry, creature feature, outer space, rescue, secret project, alien encounter, mutant, deadly creature, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.6
 988
Aberration (1997)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A nature field researcher is investigating the strange extinction of small animals and insects in the area, which indicates that something is wrong. His suspicions are soon to be proven right when he meets May, who lives in a cabin in the forest ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, suspense, offbeat
Plot: mutant, lizard, supernatural, dangerous animal, extinction, forest, on the run, woman in danger, snow, evolution, creature feature, animal attack ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
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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, shark attack, obsessive quest, dangerous animal, survival, heroic mission, deadly creature, rescue, race against time, escapades, obsession, vengeance ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 54 min.
Story: A Russian scientist is arriving to the states caring secret information’s. Disembarking from his plane, he and his American contacts are attacked by a pair of KGB assassins (Anthony Cardoza and John Morrison). Later, it is revealed that he has ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, scary, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, mutant, nuclear bomb, mad scientist, psychopath, chaos, deadly creature, chase, murder, kgb, woman strangled to death, strangulation ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Slime People (1963)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: After Los Angeles is invaded by an army of subterranean monsters a small group of people must fight for survival in the deserted metropolis.
Style: serious, scary, suspense, tense, psychotronic ...
Plot: mutant, supernatural, heroes, save the world, deadly creature, battles, chaos, apocalypse, monster, fog, survival, evil alien ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.9
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Parasite (1982)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Paul Dean has created a deadly parasite that is now attached to his stomach. He and his female companion, Patricia Welles, must find a way to destroy it while also trying to avoid Ricus, his rednecks, and an evil government agent named Merchant.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: deadly creature, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, save the world, survival, future dystopia, bio weapon, plague, monster, desert, gang, parasite ...
Time: future, year 1992, 80s, 90s, near future
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.4
 1K
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: serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: mental institution, survival, dangerous animal, experiment gone awry, supernatural, creature feature, insect, animal attack, disorder, deadly creature, escapades, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.6
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Growth (2010)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1989, a breakthrough in "advanced parasitic research" on Cuttyhunk Island gave scientists a jump in human evolution. Initial tests proved promising, as subjects experienced heightened physical and mental strength and awareness. But - ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, scary, psychotronic ...
Plot: parasite, island, survival, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, quarantine, human experiment, redneck, virus, zombie attack, monster, zombie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Raptor (2001)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When a series of unexplained vicious animal attacks strikes his community, Sheriff Jim Tanner and his assistant Barbara trace them back to a Dr. Hyde, a former military researcher whose government funding for a dinosaur cloning project was cut. When ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dinosaur, dangerous animal, survival, crimes, rescue, heroes, deadly creature, race against time, disorder, small town life, experiment gone awry, mad scientist ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%