Movies like Spontaneous Combustion

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Spontaneous Combustion (1990)
 4.8
 2K
Spontaneous Combustion (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young man finds out that his parents had been used in an atomic-weapons experiment shortly before he was born, and that the results have had some unexpected effects on him.
Style: suspenseful, rough, gothic, tense, serious, surprise ending, ambiguous ending, psychotronic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: experiment gone awry, danger, supernatural ability, supernatural, deadly, government agency, secret past, scientist, conspiracy, top secret, murder, burned alive, anger, race against time, uncover truth, time travel, radiation, chases and races, imaginary, disorder, fight, pregnancy, teacher, violence, assassin ...
Time: 50s, 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1950s, 1990s, year 1955
Place: california

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Most similar movies to Spontaneous Combustion

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and suspense films with plots about danger, deadly, supernatural, murder, death, violence and chase mostly in Horror, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Spontaneous Combustion: Firestarter (1984), The Fury (1978), Village of the Damned (1995), Watchers (1988), Man's Best Friend (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Firestarter (1984)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: As youths, Andy McGee (David Keith) and his future wife, Vicky (Heather Locklear), participated in secret experiments, allowing themselves to be subjected to mysterious medical tests. Years later, the couple's daughter, Charlie (Drew ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, scary, exciting ...
Plot: supernatural, experiment gone awry, little girl, on the run, supernatural ability, psychic, government agency, danger, fire, conspiracy, kidnapping, scientist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vermont, new york
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100%
 6.3
 14K
The Fury (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue, when a sinister official kidnaps him to harness his extremely powerful psychic abilities.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, supernatural, rescue, family relations, danger, government agency, espionage, conspiracy, government agent, telepathy, vengeance, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978, year 1977
Place: middle east, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Village of the Damned (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An American village is visited by some unknown life form which leaves the women of the village pregnant. Nine months later, the babies are born, and they all look normal, but it doesn't take the "parents" long to realize that the kids ...
Style: scary, serious, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space and aliens, alien, mind game, pregnancy, evil alien, supernatural ability, deadly, village, supernatural power, small town life, babies and infants, danger ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 4K
Watchers (1988)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A boy takes in a stray dog, later finding out that its an ultra-intelligent runaway from a genetic research lab. Unknow to him, the dog is being stalked by another escaped creature thats not quite so friendly.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, experiment gone awry, dog, danger, on the run, genetic engineering, government agent, stalking, laboratory, heroes, supernatural ability, creature ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ⇓
100%
The Terminal Man (1974)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As the result of a head injury, brilliant computer scientist Harry Benson begins to experience violent seizures. In an attempt to control the seizures, Benson undergoes a new surgical procedure in which a microcomputer is inserted into his brain. ...
Style: serious, experimental, exciting, scary, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, danger, murder, experiment gone awry, mind control, crimes, chases and races, life is a bitch, deadly, imaginary, serial killer, psychopath ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Firestarter 2: Rekindled (2002)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
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Story: Charlie McGee is a young woman with the unwanted and often uncontrollable gift of psychokinesis, lighting fires by mere thought. Charlie has been in hiding for nearly all her life from a top-secret government fringe group headed by the maniacal John ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, stylized, scary, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, superhuman powers, experiment gone awry, fire, supernatural ability, imaginary, conspiracy, danger, crimes, deadly, child in peril, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 49K
Scanners (1981)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their ...
Style: disturbing, tense, suspenseful, intense, scary ...
Plot: mind control, telekinesis, violence, scientist, world domination, murder, mind reading, supernatural ability, misfit, social misfits, investigation, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 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 ⇓
45%
 3.5
 653
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: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, experiment gone awry, track down, rivalry, murder, deadly creature, supernatural, danger, plague, deadly, dangerous animal, mutant ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 125K
Hollow Man (2000)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cocky researcher, Sebastian Caine is working on a project to make living creatures invisible and he's so confident he's found the right formula that he tests it on himself and soon begins to vanish. The only problem is – no-one can ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: invisibility, invisible man, experiment, mad scientist, swearing, danger, scientist, psychopath, murder, crimes, violence, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., pentagon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A couple encounters a perverted gas station attendant who threatens them with a shotgun. They take a deserted path in Texas to seek help, but only meet up with a cannibalistic clan interested in helping themselves to fresh meat.
Style: slasher, scary, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, masked killer, psychopath, danger, survival, death, hitchhiker, human monster, gory, crimes, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Panic in the tower (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A murderous baboon escapes from a laboratory and roams the research building, and begins to kill some teenagers who are also in the building playing a Dungeons-and-Dragons type game.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, cult film ...
Plot: baboon, laboratory, medical school, danger, deadly, mutant, isolation, experiment gone awry, captivity, animal horror, animal attack, scientist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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 ⇓
39%
 5.6
 2K
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: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, psychotronic
Plot: deadly creature, supernatural, gory, danger, experiment gone awry, escapades, deadly, social relations, dynamite, abandoned mine, tentacle, mutant ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 64K
The Dead Zone (1983)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural ability, dark hero, supernatural, coma, destiny, changing the past or future, a vision, heroes, investigation, serial killer, murder, premonition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, future
Place: usa, maine, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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 ⇓
39%
 6.3
 14K
Dreamscape (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A government funded project looks into using psychics to enter people's dreams, with some mechanical help. When a subject dies in his sleep from a heart attack Alex Gardner becomes suspicious that another of the psychics is killing people in ...
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: psychic, conspiracy, monster, nuclear holocaust, sleeping, assassination, danger, politics, dream, science, heart, telekinesis ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: washington d.c., illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Mimic: Sentinel (2003)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A man enclosed in a plastic bubble, his sister, and their best friend must defend an apartment complex from the mutant Judas Breed insects.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: voyeurism, police, supernatural, apocalypse, crimes, plague, psychopath, danger, mind game, serial killer, drug dealing, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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 ⇓
38%
 4.1
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Dark Breed (1996)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Captain Saxon, and agent for the top secret Omega agency, has been given the assignment of tracking down and either capturing or killing the crew members of a secret space mission who returned to Earth against orders. It seems that they were all ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, alien, astronaut, save the world, heroic mission, race against time, against the rules, heroes, space travel, danger, undercover, deadly creature ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 74K
Christine (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: objects come to life, obsession, chase, supernatural, classic car, car, survival, vengeance, bullying, murder, brutality, overprotective parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, year 1958 ...
Place: california, southern california, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Nightmare City (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An airplane exposed to radiation lands, and blood drinking zombies emerge armed with knives, guns and teeth! They go on a rampage slicing, dicing, and biting their way across the Italian countryside.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, rescue, apocalypse, danger, virus, countryside, airplane, survival, violence spree, race against time, chaos, infected ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 3.6
 560
Project Viper (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Project Viper is a 2002 movie starring Patrick Muldoon, Theresa Russell, Curtis Armstrong, Tamara Davies. The movie was directed by Jim Wynorski under the pseudonym "Jay Andrews." When a terrifying, bioengineered lifeform is stolen from ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: experiment gone awry, government agency, alien, survival, save the world, deadly creature, danger, supernatural, special agents, deadly, race against time, chaos ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Hollow Man II (2006)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After the mysterious death of scientist, Dr. Devin Villiers, Det. Frank Turner and his partner are assigned to protect Villiers' colleague, who revealed that a veteran soldier was subjected to an experiment with the objective of creating the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: invisibility, superhuman powers, murder, police officer killed, violence, night vision, on the run, mad scientist, psychopath, supernatural, serial killer, manhunt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, seattle, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 81K
Flatliners (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Five medical students want to find out if there is life after death. They plan to stop one of their hearts for a few seconds, thus simulating death, and then bring the person back to life. A science fiction thriller from the early 1990's with a ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: medical student, afterlife, experiment gone awry, suicide, nightmare, hallucination, medical school, supernatural, deadly, supernatural ability, hallucinations, obsession ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.0
 1K
Progeny (1998)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An unsuspecting woman is impregnated by aliens who are experimenting on the human population.
Style: serious, scary, rough, suspenseful
Plot: interspecies sex, pregnancy, alien abduction, alien, evil alien, impregnation, deadly, babies and infants, space and aliens, danger, abduction, memory loss ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Earth vs. the Spider (2001)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A shy comic book fan is injected with an experimental serum and starts turning into a spider. When web covered bodies start appearing a policeman starts to investigate the strange case.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, tense, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, experiment gone awry, superhuman powers, heroes, crimes, supernatural, deadly creature, good versus evil, mad scientist, danger, disorder, laboratory ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.0
 796
Alien Lockdown (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an experiment to make the ultimate weapon goes wrong, a team of commandos is sent into a genetic research lab and end up getting stalked by a creature that looks a lot like the Predator
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious, scary
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, heroic mission, survival, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, supernatural, danger, rivalry, race against time, mad scientist, save the world, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
No Man's Land: The Rise of Reeker (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sheriff and his son who are tracking down a group of bank robbers on their way to Mexico, only to discover that they are being stalked by a far more deadly enemy — The Reeker.
Style: slasher, rough, scary, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, serial killer, murder, supernatural, burned alive, death, good versus evil, ghost, supernatural ability, danger, survival, psychopath ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%