Movies like Tempting Fate 1998

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Tempting Fate (1998)
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Tempting Fate (1998)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: tense, bleak, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parallel world, space and aliens, confined, captivity, experiment gone awry, danger, imaginary, chaos, isolation, dog, baseball, teleportation, hospital, alternate reality, surgeon, brain, surgery, bartender, elevator, beauty, parallel universe, father son relationship, redhead, bar, traffic jam ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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Battlestar Galactica: The Face of the Enemy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 3 min.
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Story: The 10 webisodes, entitled "The Face of the Enemy," tell a story that takes place between seasons 4.0 and 4.5 of Battlestar and follow Lt. Gaeta when he is sent off in a Raptor with a handful of strangers and one of them mysteriously dies. ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: future
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Coherence (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On the night a comet is passing near Earth, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events. When the power goes out, they discover that the only house on the street left with power also holds many secrets.
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, psychological, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: parallel world, alternate reality, disorder, dinner party, friends, time loop, power outage, quantum physics, asteroids and comets, comet, imaginary, confinement indoors ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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High Moon (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the future where the countries of Earth have established colonies to mine the Moon's resources. When a new life form is discovered, chaos erupts as various factions race to uncover and exploit its powerful secrets.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, futuristic, exciting, serious ...
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Time: future
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Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An outbreak of avian flu mutates into a virus that becomes transmittable from human to human.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: isolation, epidemic, heroic mission, experiment gone awry, plague, race against time, society, danger, life is a bitch, deadly, heroes, chaos ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia, angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Right at Your Door (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Plot: couples, save the day, danger, deadly, race against time, isolation, terrorism, toxic, americana, separated, infection, bomb ...
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Contagion (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 21st Century, terrorists have developed a new way to strike: disease. Not only have they created a deadly Level Four Ebola virus, their first victim is the President of the United States. The virus is particularly contagious and is spreading. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, survival, terrorism, bio weapon, danger, plague, race against time, deadly, undercover, state affairs, chaos, antidote ...
Time: contemporary
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Doorways (1993)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Doorways is a proposed science fiction series from writer George R. R. Martin. A pilot was shot in May 1992, starring George Newbern, Anne Le Guernec, Robert Knepper, Kurtwood Smith, Max Grodenchik and Carrie-Anne Moss,[1] but was not picked up, and ...
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The End (2012)
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Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of old friends gets together for a weekend in a mountain cabin. Years have gone by and yet nothing seems to have changed between them. But lurking behind the laughter and stories is a murky episode from the past that continues to haunt them. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: survival, apocalypse, friendship, haunted by the past, danger, chaos, isolation, reunion, escapades, friends
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Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Cuba
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, surreal, serious, futuristic ...
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Time: future
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Where Have All the People Gone (1974)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A strange series of solar flares proves fatal for inhabitants of the Earth, except for the fortunate few who are somehow immune from the effects. Animals go insane and human beings turn to white powder, leaving behind only empty clothing. A handful ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Star Hunter (1996)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Star hunters are the space monsters who hunt helpless creatures for pleasure. One night couple of high school fotball players and their cheerleaders are returning home after the lost game. But, when their bus makes the wrong turn, they are going to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful
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Stranded (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A team of astronauts on the first mission to Mars crashes onto the surface, losing contact with Earth. With no other recourse, and help millions of miles away, the crew is forced to make desperate choices in order to stay alive. Will they be able to ...
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, serious, bleak, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, spaceship crash, mars, survival, heroic mission, adventure, save the world, alien encounter, danger, space and aliens, rescue, rescue team ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Black River (2001)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Burned-out Hollywood screenwriter Bo Aikens (Jay Mohr) is fed up with life in Los Angeles. He heads out of the hustle and bustle of the big city and arrives in picturesque Black River in Northern California, seeking relaxation and artistic ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, bleak, surprise ending
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Duration: 89 min.
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Style: tense, disturbing, bleak, serious
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, bleak
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Malevil (1981)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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Violent Blue (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Locusts: The 8th Plague (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
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Bane (2008)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Held captive in an underground prison by a sadistic sicko who fancies himself a surgeon, 4 women fight for their lives, knowing the exact time they're scheduled to die thanks to a crudely carved set of numbers on each of their bodies. None of ...
Style: bleak, suspense, tense, psychological, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Abducted (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious, suspense ...
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Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
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Style: tense, serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
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Style: suspenseful, futuristic, serious, suspense, bleak
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 124 min.
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A Fire in the Sky (1978)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, disaster movie ...
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Time: 70s
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Ever Since the World Ended (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
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Style: bleak, tense, serious, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: survival, life is a bitch, society, danger, chaos, future dystopia, introspection, apocalypse, escapades, wilderness, commune, plague ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of baby Jessica McClure who fell into a drain pipe in her back yard while playing. She was stuck in the pipe about 20 to 30 feet down and it took rescuers 58 hours to get her out. There was fear that if they shook the earth ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
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Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Meteor Apocalypse (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A gigantic meteors enters Earth's orbit and begins to disintegrate, showering the entire planet with debris.
Style: disaster movie, exciting, bleak, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, meteor shower, asteroid, space and aliens, earth, chaos, race against time, society, heroes, danger, adventure, bible ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Extracted (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Alien Nation: Dark Horizon (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Followup movie to the TV series about 250,000 aliens, or "newcomers" as they are known, who have by now settled alongside the humans in California. Most of the newcomers were slaves, and the slave masters are now looking for them. They ...
Style: exciting, saga, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, mojave desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%