Movies like The Swarm 1978

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The Swarm (1978)
 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 spectacular special effects, including a train crash caused by the eponymous swarm.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, disaster movie, cult film, surprise ending, psychotronic, idiotic, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, bee, military, danger, rescue, race against time, antidote, panic, investigation, heroic mission, chaos, deadly creature, save the day, adventure, plague, experiment gone awry, small town life, small town, husband wife relationship, catastrophe, train crash, helicopter crash, survival horror, apocalypse, heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: latin america, texas, houston texas

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Most similar movies to The Swarm

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and suspense films with plots about danger, deadly, survival, escapades, supernatural, catastrophe and death mostly in Horror, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Swarm: Bats (1999), Piranha (1978), The Blob (1988), Phantoms (1998), Jaws 2 (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, rough, suspenseful, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: bat, small town, mutation, survival, supernatural, dangerous animal, deadly, save the day, danger, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 20K
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 ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: piranha, resort, summer camp, deadly creature, survival, danger, rescue, race against time, experiment, experiment gone awry, dangerous animal, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 34K
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 ⇓
100%
 5.4
 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, twist ending, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
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 ⇓
100%
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 5.8
 74K
Jaws 2 (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: shark, rescue, panic, boat accident, great white shark, survival, ocean, island, death, swimming, danger, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, new england
⇓ 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, mind game, pregnancy, evil alien, supernatural ability, deadly, alien, village, supernatural power, small town life, babies and infants, danger ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, slasher, serious ...
Plot: investigation, mad scientist, small town, mutation, fire, race against time, danger, anti heroes, deadly, supernatural, misfit, ghost ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.8
 6K
Squirm (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: At the beginning of the film, we learn from one of the characters that earthworms can be called to the surface with electricity, but somehow it turns them into vicious flesh-eaters. Sure enough, a storm that night causes some power lines to break ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: worm, investigation, small town, survival, rescue, deadly creature, environmentalism, battles, deadly, danger, bait, bus ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Nightmare City (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 88 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, danger, virus, countryside, airplane, survival, apocalypse, violence spree, race against time, chaos, infected ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: suspenseful, scary, bleak, serious
Plot: plague, zombie, deadly creature, survival, danger, supernatural, chaos, deadly, rescue, gory, apocalypse, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.3
 4K
The Island (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: David Warner leads a band of modern day pirates who raid yachts and sail boats of people on vacation out in the Caribbean. Michael Caine is a reporter who goes out there with his son to investigate the mystery of the disappearing boats. He runs ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Plot: adventure, pirate, island, kidnapping, survival, rescue, supernatural, heroic mission, missing person, isolation, against the odds, dangerous animal ...
Time: 70s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse. Although not the first zombie film, Night of the Living Dead is the progenitor of the contemporary "zombie apocalypse" ...
Style: scary, cult film, rough, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, cult, survival, rescue, isolation, danger, chaos, back from the dead, cannibalism, trapped, cemetery, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968
Place: pennsylvania, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 27K
The Bay (2012)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two million fish washed ashore. One thousand blackbirds dropped from the sky. On July 4, 2009 a deadly menace swept through the quaint seaside town of Claridge, Maryland, but the harrowing story of what happened that Independence Day has never been ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, realistic, rough, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parasite, ecological disaster, danger, small town, plague, chaos, catastrophe, found footage, hidden truth, chaos and mayhem, deadly, mayor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: maryland, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 66K
Arachnophobia (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A large spider from the jungles of South America is accidentally transported in a crate with a dead body to America where it mates with a local spider. Soon after, the residents of a small California town disappear as the result of spider bites from ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, macabre, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: spider, creature feature, animal horror, spiders, small town, survival, expedition, danger, exterminator, nobody believes, dangerous animal, coincidence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, venezuela, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Night Shadows (1984)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When two brothers, Josh and Mike, go to a small southern town for a vacation, they find most of the residents either dead or missing. When Mike himself goes missing, Josh teams up with the local sheriff and an attractive school teacher to find him ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, mutant, small town, deadly creature, danger, deadly, chaos, experiment gone awry, plague, toxic, motel ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 8K
Phase IV (1974)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Arizona ants mock the food chain on their way to a desert lab to get two scientists and a woman.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, ant, scientist, murder, science, time lapse photography, good versus evil, save the world, escapades, chases and races, race against time, misfit ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.1
 2K
Pterodactyl (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A dormant volcano deep with the Turkish forest holds within it a deadly secret. Perfectly preserved, a nest of pterodactyl eggs are ready to hatch...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pterodactyl, adventure, dangerous animal, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, expedition, heroic mission, save the world, save the day, race against time, paleontologist, survival ...
Place: armenia, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
 12K
The Crazies (1973)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Citizens of a small town are infected by a biological weapon that causes its victims to become violently insane. As uninfected citizens struggle to survive, the military readies its own response.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: epidemic, hazmat suit, plague, quarantine, virus, bio weapon, survival, on the run, danger, rescue, race against time, scientist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, vietnam, usa, asia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 3.6
 618
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 ⇓
29%
 5.3
 3K
Ben (1972)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A lonely boy becomes good friends with Ben, a rat. This rat is also the leader of a pack of vicious killer rats, killing lots of people.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, suspense, sequel to cult film ...
Plot: rat, death, dangerous animal, friendship, danger, boy, survival horror, violence, terror, exploitation, invasion, loneliness ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.1
 589
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 ⇓
29%
 7.0
 382K
Cloverfield (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, found footage, giant monster, survival horror, quarantine, survival, chaos, destruction, chaos and mayhem, fear, escape, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 2.8
 1K
Python 2 (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The beast is back.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, dangerous animal, undercover, rescue, survival, race against time, deadly, anti hero, escapades, deadly creature, athlete's life, good versus evil ...
Time: 2000s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
Hell of the Living Dead (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A tough female reporter and her cameraman boyfriend team up with a four-man commando unit in the New Guinea jungle whom are fighting flesh-eating zombies. NB: Not to be confused with the 1981 American-made film with the same title.
Style: rough, scary, serious, slasher, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, danger, apocalypse, gory, race against time, survival, disorder, rescue, heroes, supernatural, deadly creature, mad scientist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979
Place: papua new guinea, barcelona, barcelona spain, italy, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Final Destination (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: destiny, characters killed one by one, death, danger, supernatural, psychic, youth, life & death, survival, race against time, freak accident, group of friends ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.8
 6K
Bad Moon (1996)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One man's struggle to contain the curse he hides within... and his last-ditch attempt to free himself with the love of family. But when it looks as if he is losing his battle, and endangering all he holds most dear, the family dog, Thor, is the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, bloody, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: werewolf, dog, animal horror, deadly creature, full moon, transformation, family in danger, human animal relationship, boy, trailer, single parent, sex scene ...
Time: 90s
Place: nepal, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Night of the Lepus (1972)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Giant mutant rabbits terrorize the southwest!!
Style: suspenseful, serious, absurd, suspense, offbeat ...
Plot: mutant, giant animal, gene manipulation, experiment gone awry, danger, mad scientist, heroes, dangerous animal, deadly, chaos, mutation, rabbit ...
Time: 70s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 3.9
 1K
Venomous (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Mutant snakes survived a terrorist attack on a government laboratory, and they now threaten the town of Santa Mira Springs, California. Seismic activity has brought snakes to the surface, where residents are being bitten. Victims can transmit the ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: snake, small town, dangerous animal, epidemic, survival, plague, race against time, deadly creature, heroic mission, undercover, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Day of the Animals (1977)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The depletion of the earth's ozone layer causes animals above the altitude of 5000 feet to run amok, which is very unfortunate for a group of hikers who get dropped off up there by helicopter just before the quarantine is announced.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, scary, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, dog, survival, camping, danger, supernatural, adventure, deadly, battles, save the planet, animal attack, creature feature ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.3
 5K
Grizzly (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fifteen-foot grizzly bear figures out that humans make for a tasty treat. As a park ranger tries rallying his men to bring about the bear's capture or destruction, his efforts are thwarted by the introduction of dozens of drunken hunters into ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: grizzly bear, wilderness, animal horror, national park, hunter, park ranger, survival, rescue, obsessive quest, danger, dangerous animal, investigation ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%