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

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, violence, murder, catastrophe and death mostly in Horror, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Spontaneous Combustion: The Fury (1978), Firestarter (1984), Man's Best Friend (1993), The Terminal Man (1974), Hollow Man (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 13K
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, telepathy, government agent, vengeance, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978, year 1977
Place: middle east, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 29K
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: suspenseful, psychological, scary, rough, exciting ...
Plot: supernatural, experiment gone awry, on the run, fire, little girl, supernatural ability, government agency, danger, conspiracy, kidnapping, scientist, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vermont, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
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, scary, exciting, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, murder, experiment gone awry, mind control, space and aliens, chases and races, life is a bitch, imaginary, deadly, crimes, serial killer, technology gone awry ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 123K
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: experiment, mad scientist, invisibility, danger, scientist, psychopath, invisible man, murder, crimes, violence, disorder, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: usa, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.8
 47K
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: telekinesis, mind control, violence, scientist, world domination, mind reading, murder, supernatural ability, social misfits, misfit, conspiracy, investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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 ⇓
58%
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, psychological, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, mind game, pregnancy, supernatural ability, deadly, space and aliens, village, supernatural power, supernatural, danger, babies and infants, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
 3.5
 650
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: investigation, experiment gone awry, supernatural, plague, deadly, deadly creature, rivalry, danger, track down, murder, dangerous animal, cockroach ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, survival, psychopath, danger, death, hitchhiker, human monster, gory, siblings relations, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: texas, florida, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Firestarter 2: Rekindled (2002)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
TV show
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, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, superhuman powers, experiment gone awry, on the run, fire, deadly, race against time, conspiracy, child in peril, disorder, imaginary, government agency ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, scary, serious, cult film ...
Plot: baboon, laboratory, medical school, mutant, isolation, experiment gone awry, deadly, danger, captivity, animal attack, scientist, animal horror ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 61K
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural ability, dark hero, coma, destiny, supernatural, neo noir, changing the past or future, a vision, heroes, investigation, serial killer, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, future
Place: usa, new hampshire, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: psychic, conspiracy, monster, nuclear holocaust, danger, politics, assassination, sleeping, heart, science, dream, telekinesis ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: illinois, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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 ⇓
49%
 3.9
 794
Alien Lockdown (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspenseful, stylized, rough, serious, scary
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: experiment gone awry, survival, heroic mission, deadly creature, supernatural, save the world, rivalry, deadly, evil alien, soldier, mad scientist, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, deadly creature, gory, danger, experiment gone awry, deadly, escapades, social relations, abandoned mine, dynamite, tentacle, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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 ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 3.7
 556
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: experiment gone awry, government agency, alien, survival, deadly creature, save the world, deadly, special agents, race against time, supernatural, danger, heroic mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 71K
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, car, chase, classic car, survival, supernatural, vengeance, bullying, murder, brutality, betrayal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1957, year 1978, year 1958 ...
Place: california, southern california, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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 ⇓
48%
 4.0
 549
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: rescue, alien, astronaut, save the world, heroic mission, race against time, heroes, against the rules, space travel, danger, deadly, undercover ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 79K
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: afterlife, medical student, 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 ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 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, suspenseful, rough
Plot: pregnancy, alien, alien abduction, interspecies sex, alien encounter, deadly, babies and infants, evil alien, danger, memory loss, abduction, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, experiment gone awry, superhuman powers, heroes, mad scientist, danger, crimes, good versus evil, deadly creature, supernatural, disorder, laboratory ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, serious, scary, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, rescue, apocalypse, danger, virus, countryside, airplane, survival, violence spree, race against time, chaos, radiation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: rome italy, europe, southern italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Bride of Chucky (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Chucky hooks up with another murderous doll, the bridal gown-clad Tiffany, for a Route 66 murder spree with their unwitting hosts.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, dark humor, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil doll, murder, supernatural, serial killer, teenage life, good versus evil, violent, gory, goth, supernatural ability, homicidal maniac, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.5
 1K
Chiller (1985)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man who has been dead and cryogenically preserved for ten years is miraculously revived, but with chillingly unexpected results.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: murder, good versus evil, deadly, supernatural, ghost, time travel, experiment gone awry, haunted by the past, future dystopia, afterlife, family life, imaginary ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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 ⇓
46%
Contamination (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones.
Style: rough, scary, serious, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, outer space, murder, investigation, good versus evil, race against time, danger, survival, alien, blood, space travel, heroic mission ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, latin america, manhattan new york city, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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