Movies like The Satan Bug

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The Satan Bug (1965)
 6.2
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The Satan Bug (1965)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The Satan Bug (1965) is a science fiction film in which a US government germ warfare lab has had an accident. The first theory is that one of the germs has been released and killed several scientists. The big fear is that a more virulent strain, named The Satan Bug because all life can be killed off by it should it escape, may have been stolen.
Style: scary, exciting, bleak, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, psychotronic, sinister, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biological warfare, laboratory, bio weapon, heist, plague, chase, mad scientist, danger, race against time, undercover, thief, agent, virus, scientist, suicide, robbery, escape, zombie, apocalypse, crimes, distopia, space and aliens, heroes, save the world, secret agents ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: florida, los angeles, california, usa

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Most similar movies to The Satan Bug

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and surprise ending films with plots about danger, chase, pistol, gun, race against time, chases and races and death mostly in Thriller, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Satan Bug: The Andromeda Strain (1971), Rage (1995), Scorcher (2002), The Omega Man (1971), Covert One: The Hades Factor (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When virtually all of the residents of Piedmont, New Mexico, are found dead after the return to Earth of a space satellite, the head of the US Air Force's Project Scoop declares an emergency. A group of eminent scientists led by Dr. Jeremy ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, science, laboratory, race against time, survival, chases and races, cure, deadly virus, heroic mission, danger, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1950s, future
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.7
 589
Rage (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A corrupt right-wing militia group chooses a California teacher as the ideal specimen to clone for its army.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, murder, laboratory, chase, danger, battles, disorder, chaos, righting the wronged, cloning, violence spree ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.6
 1K
Scorcher (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The only hope for humanity to survive a natural disaster is to detonate a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, rescue, danger, evacuation, race against time, soldier, daring rescue, save the world, government agency, atomic bomb, martial arts, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, antarctica, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 29K
The Omega Man (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, survival, zombie, isolation, danger, heroic mission, genetically altered, life is a bitch, bio weapon, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, transformation ...
Time: future, 70s, year 1975, year 1977, near future
Place: los angeles, usa, california, china, woodstock ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Covert One: The Hades Factor (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
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Story: Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino, Academy and Golden Globe Award winner Anjelica Huston and Stephen Dorff star in this nail-biting tale of action and intrigue about members of an elite undercover team who race against time to locate the source of a ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: bio weapon, investigation, secret agents, undercover, virus, race against time, conspiracy, spy, adventure, save the world, apocalypse, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., paris france, seattle, seattle washington, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.0
 2K
Solar Crisis (1990)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A huge solar flare is predicted to fry the Earth. Astronauts aboard the spaceship Helios must go to the Sun to drop a bomb equipped with an Artificial Intelligence (Freddy) and a Japanese pilot (as a back up if the Artificial Intelligence fail) at ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, catastrophe, astronaut, space travel, bomb, race against time, danger, rescue, apocalypse, survival, sun, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 7K
Black Sunday (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An Israeli anti-terrorist agent must stop a disgruntled Vietnam vet cooperating in a plot to commit a terrorist plot at the Super Bowl.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, terrorism, political intrigue, stadium, graphic violence, race against time, zeppelin, state affairs, chases and races, deadly, danger, rescue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: miami, usa, florida, los angeles, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Fear Is the Key (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After his family are killed in a plane crash, a man plots an elaborate revenge scheme on those responsible. He sets himself up as a criminal in order to get close to a tycoon who has been approached by the culprits to help them retrieve the cargo of ...
Style: rough, tense, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, murder, kidnapping, chase, gangsters, rescue, danger, revenge, airplane, dedicated lawyer, legal, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 6.1
 2K
Warning Sign (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An accident occurs in an ultra-secret government biological weapons laboratory spreading a sinister bacteria.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, scary, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, contamination, laboratory, bio weapon, biological warfare, supernatural, crimes, race against time, life is a bitch, rescue, future dystopia, small town ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Shadow Effect (2017)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young man's life is turned upside down when his violent dreams begin to blend with reality.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, psychological, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: violence, memory loss, confusion, erased memory, blackout, paranoia, conspiracy, murder, brutality, deception, scientist, suspicion ...
Place: seattle, chicago illinois, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 10K
Futureworld (1976)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two years after the Westworld tragedy in the Delos amusement park, the corporate owners have reopened the park following over $1 billion in safety and other improvements. For publicity purposes, reporters Chuck Browning and Tracy Ballard are invited ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, danger, robot as menace, cloning, conspiracy, investigation, journalist, reporter, man versus machine, society, rivalry, leadership ...
Time: 70s, 80s, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.7
 7K
The Anomaly (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A former soldier is taken captive and awakens in the back of a van where he learns that he only has less than 10 minutes to figure out how he got there.
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspense, tricky, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: child in peril, conspiracy, mind control, kidnapping, escapades, danger, uncover truth, disorder, secret agents, secret agent, cyberpunk, government agent ...
Time: future, near future
Place: london, shanghai china, new york, shanghai, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Caravan to Vaccares (1974)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: American Neil Bowman is traveling through France when he meets British photographer Lila. They are hired by French land owner Duc de Croyter to escort a Hungarian scientist to New York. But they soon realize that the job is not a cushy number, and ...
Style: semi serious, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: intrigue, adventurer, gang, chase, assassin, scientist, photographer, hitchhiker, gypsy, chases and races, danger, escapades ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.7
 2K
The Outsider (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Revolves around a British military contractor Lex Walker who is told his daughter has died. When he arrives in Los Angeles and discovers the body is not hers, he begins an investigation.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, investigation, missing person, martial arts, mercenary, kidnapping, family relations, vigilantism, parents and children, one man army, parent child relationship, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Groundstar Conspiracy (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A break-in and sabotage attempt occurs at a top secret research institute and the culprit is cornered and captured. The problem is that he's been badly injured and claims to have lost his memory entirely. A cat-and-mouse game ensues between ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, mind bending, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, sabotage, explosion, torture, chases and races, chase, danger, crimes, government agency, obsessive quest, heroes, espionage ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 56K
Soylent Green (1973)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff.
Style: cult film, futuristic, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: distopia, murder, starvation, police detective, cannibalism, overpopulation, apocalypse, investigation, ecological disaster, fighting the system, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s, 70s, near future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Two-Minute Warning (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game. The police, led by Captain Peter Holly (Charlton Heston) and SWAT commander Sergeant Button (John Cassavetes), learn of the plot and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, psychopath, swat, race against time, danger, hostage, terrorism, stadium, gambling, murder, hitman, leadership ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.7
 2K
Countdown (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A madman captures a young boy and rigs him with explosives. Ray Fitzpatrick, still haunted by the loss of his own son, will defy orders to stop the clock and save a life
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: race against time, police, countdown, child in peril, kidnapping, hostage, danger, criminal, violence, rescue, mercilessness, brutality ...
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 3K
Columbus Day (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A thief tries to fix the damage done during the biggest heist of his career.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, friendship, heist, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, disorder, gangsters, murder, urban, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.5
 5K
Silent Rage (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A mentally ill man in a small Texas town goes on a killing rampage and is fatally wounded by police. When doctors use an experimental serum to bring him back to life, the killer develops superhuman strength and the town sheriff must pursue him.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, mad scientist, hospital, slasher, survival, serial killer, danger, small town, experiment gone awry, heroes, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ray Breslin manages an elite team of security specialists trained in the art of breaking people out of the world's most impenetrable prisons. When his most trusted operative, Shu Ren, is kidnapped and disappears inside the most elaborate prison ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, hand to hand combat, betrayal, danger, teamwork, rubik's cube, gun, martial arts, robot, secret place, shooting ...
Time: 2010s
Place: atlanta georgia, chechnya, bangkok thailand, shanghai china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Black Moon Rising (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An FBI free-lancer stashes a stolen Las Vegas-crime tape in a high-tech car stolen by someone else.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, car chase, heist, investigation, car, fbi, murder, violence, revenge, crimes, crime, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 10K
Dark Angel (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jack Caine is a Houston vice cop who's forgotten the rule book. His self-appointed mission is to stop the drugs trade and the number one supplier Victor Manning. Whilst involved in an undercover operation to entrap Victor Manning, his partner ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, heroin, danger, evidence, undercover cop, save the world, reluctant partners, partners against crime, deadly creature, deadly, working undercover, undercover ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: texas, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 28K
Above the Law (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal is Nico Toscani, an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist, and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice: expert and thorough bone-crushing.
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, undercover, drug dealing, crimes, vengeance, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, deadly, chases and races, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, vietnam, usa, asia, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Day of the Dead (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Day of the Dead is a horror film which is nominally a quasi-remake of George A. Romero's classic zombie film of the same name, which was the third in Romero's Dead series. The film is directed by Steve Miner (who also directed Friday the ...
Style: scary, rough, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, quarantine, small town, virus, soldier, survival, danger, race against time, deadly creature, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.6
 2K
Living Hell (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a top secret Cold War military project an unstoppable, malignant organism who feeds on light and energy is unleashed threatening to destroy everything in it's path.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the world, heroic mission, experiment gone awry, survival, heroes, supernatural, race against time, rivalry, government agency, escapades, zombie, plague ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.0
 4K
Target (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Texan with a secret past (Gene Hackman) searches Europe with his son (Matt Dillon) after the KGB kidnaps his wife (Gayle Hunnicutt).
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, chase, missing person, father son relationship, espionage, rescue, parents and children, secret agents, daring rescue, crimes, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, europe, hamburg germany, texas, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.0
 59K
Project Power (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An ex-soldier, a teen and a cop collide in New Orleans as they hunt for the source behind a dangerous new pill that grants users temporary superpowers.
Style: sinister, psychotronic, surprise ending, suspense
Plot: super strength, power, police officer, invisibility, pills, strength, male nudity, bullet, dream, superhero, school, drugs ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: new orleans, mississippi river, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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 ⇓
23%
Eve of Destruction (1991)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Eve is a military robot made to look exactly like her creator, Dr. Eve Simmons. When she is damaged during a bank robbery, the robot becomes an unstoppable killing machine. Colonel Jim McQuade is assigned to stop the robot and with the help from Dr. ...
Style: futuristic, rough, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, terrorism, chaos, danger, androids and robots, deadly, technology gone awry, nuclear holocaust, terminator, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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