Movies like The Thaw

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The Thaw (2009)
 5.2
 12K
The Thaw (2009)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At a remote Arctic research station, four ecology students discover the real horror of global warming is not the melting ice, but what's frozen within it. A prehistoric parasite is released from the carcass of a Woolly Mammoth upon the unsuspecting students who are forced to quarantine and make necessary sacrifices, or risk infecting the rest of the world.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly creature, quarantine, plague, parasite, deadly, survival, infected, danger, scientist, expedition, isolation, glacier, global warming, beast, professor, supernatural, race against time, heroes, politics, captivity, dangerous animal, experiment gone awry, chaos and mayhem, escapades, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, prehistory
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to The Thaw

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and tense films with plots about deadly, deadly creature, danger, supernatural, escapades, survival and experiment gone awry mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Thaw: The Thing (2011), The Bay (2012), Growth (2010), Isolation (2005), Stranded (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 124K
The Thing (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When paleontologist Kate Lloyd travels to an isolated outpost in Antarctica for the expedition of a lifetime, she joins an international team that unearths a remarkable discovery. Their elation quickly turns to fear as they realize that their ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, deadly creature, evil alien, gory, space and aliens, danger, alien encounter, chase, survival, alien invasion, survival horror ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1982, 80s
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 26K
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, danger, small town, plague, ecological disaster, chaos, catastrophe, hidden truth, deadly, chaos and mayhem, mayor, infection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: maryland, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.6
 3K
Growth (2010)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1989, a breakthrough in "advanced parasitic research" on Cuttyhunk Island gave scientists a jump in human evolution. Initial tests proved promising, as subjects experienced heightened physical and mental strength and awareness. But - ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic
Plot: island, parasite, survival, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, deadly, danger, quarantine, human experiment, plague, small town, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.6
 7K
Isolation (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a remote Irish farm, five people become unwilling participants in an experiment that goes nightmarishly wrong.
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, suspense, rough ...
Plot: infection, quarantine, survival, experiment gone awry, isolation, escapades, danger, deadly, race against time, genetic engineering, countryside, animal life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 3.5
 4K
Stranded (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The Lunar Base Ark explores ore and unexpectedly is hit by a meteor shower and has severe damages. Colonel Gerard Brauchman sends the crewwoman Ava Cameron to repair a wing that is full of CO2. Dr. Lance Krauss warns that the gas may cause paranoia ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: trapped in space, survival, astronaut, supernatural, isolation, spacecraft, alien encounter, danger, confined, deadly, evil alien, paranoia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.2
 1K
MorphMan (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Host, Missouri, the newcomer Dr. of Veterinary Science Eli Rudkus is called by the farmer Jacob Long to exam one of his cows. The veterinarian finds a strange parasite in the animal and sends it to a friend in the Department of Agriculture for ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, enigmatic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parasite, deadly creature, survival, plague, chaos, disorder, supernatural, deadly, danger, experiment gone awry, small town, dangerous animal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.9
 2K
Parasite (1982)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Paul Dean has created a deadly parasite that is now attached to his stomach. He and his female companion, Patricia Welles, must find a way to destroy it while also trying to avoid Ricus, his rednecks, and an evil government agent named Merchant.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: deadly creature, experiment gone awry, save the world, future dystopia, mad scientist, survival, bio weapon, danger, plague, gang, desert, parasite ...
Time: future, year 1992, 1990s, near future, 90s ...
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Blood Glacier (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: At a climate research station in the Alps, the scientists are stunned as the nearby melting glacier is leaking a red liquid. It quickly turns to be very special juice — with unexpected genetic effects on the local wildlife.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, scary, slasher
Plot: iceberg, glacier, monster, scientist, survival, dangerous animal, danger, deadly creature, isolation, mutant, dog, research facility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alps, germany, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Zombie Diaries (2006)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the early part of the 21st Century, an unknown virus began spreading among the populous. Within weeks it had engulfed the entire planet, from the smallest communities to the greatest cities. Upon the death of its host, the virus would reanimate ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, futuristic
Plot: zombie, race against time, apocalypse, survival, experiment gone awry, danger, gory, on the run, rescue, deadly creature, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.7
 803
The Dark (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Something is alive beneath the surface of the graveyard. Something with the power to destroy and the power to heal. One man, a cop, is determined to kill this mysterious creature. Another, a scientist, is determined to capture and save this ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, monster, dangerous animal, experiment gone awry, supernatural, special agents, danger, creature, scientist, tunnel, cemetery, revenge ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.2
 1K
Scourge (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An ancient pestilence called The Scourge has been set free in a small town after being entombed in a church's masonry for a century and a half. As bodies rapidly pile up, nothing stands between the spawning Scourge and the rest of the town ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious, offbeat
Plot: deadly creature, survival, mutant, danger, supernatural, deadly, mystery, violence spree, small town, parasite, bare midriff, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.5
 1K
Rats (2003)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Brookedale Psychiatric Hospital is a crumbling institution which barely has enough money to remain open. Formerly a prison, it sits atop a warren of tunnels and sewage system viaducts. But Brookdale has a secret - a secret known by only one ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: mental institution, dangerous animal, survival, experiment gone awry, deadly, danger, supernatural, gory, disorder, escapades, working undercover, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Frankenstein Theory (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: From the makers of The Last Exorcism comes a boldly original vision of horror. What if the most chilling novel of all time was actually based on a true account of a horrific experiment gone awry? When he is suspended from his university job for his ...
Style: serious, scary, tense, suspenseful
Plot: found footage, wilderness, deadly creature, obsessive quest, danger, escapades, supernatural, mutant, deadly, experiment gone awry, professor, frankenstein's monster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.3
 672
Zombie Town (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Local mechanic Jake LaFond's life is suddenly disrupted when mysterious parasites transform the law-abiding citizens of his quaint hometown into hoards of cannibalistic zombies. Isolated from the outside world by an accident on the only road ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious
Plot: zombie, plague, deadly creature, chaos, danger, violence spree, experiment gone awry, isolation, deadly, survival, disorder, toxic ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 2.7
 1K
Raptor (2001)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When a series of unexplained vicious animal attacks strikes his community, Sheriff Jim Tanner and his assistant Barbara trace them back to a Dr. Hyde, a former military researcher whose government funding for a dinosaur cloning project was cut. When ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dinosaur, survival, rescue, dangerous animal, crimes, heroes, deadly creature, danger, race against time, deadly, disorder, experiment gone awry ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Prometheus Project (2010)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Young Scientists Elizabeth Burns explores the impact on the human body stem cells. A specific feature of these cells to interact with dead flesh has been subjected to blackmail heroine is forced to continue chilling experiments. Once she recovers ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, scary
Plot: experiment gone awry, danger, deadly creature, deadly, mad scientist, laboratory, captivity, gory, supernatural, frankenstein's monster, zombie, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Anaconda 3: Offspring (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Cancer-terminal tycoon Peter Murdoch's secret Wexel Hall Pharmaceuticals lab has developed a blood orchid extract cure. To examine why it works optimally in snakes, they also bread a super-anaconda strain. But the original pair escapes, leaving ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, snake, giant snake, dangerous animal, supernatural, danger, race against time, obsessive quest, experiment gone awry, plague, heroic mission, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Mulberry Street (2006)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A mysterious virus, carried by mutant rats, creates pandemonium in New York City in which rat-bite victims turn into homicidal rat-mutants. This movie centers on six tenants of a small apartment complex on the Lower East Side Mulberry Street as they ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, infection, survival, save the world, dangerous animal, plague, rat, danger, supernatural, mad scientist, deadly, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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%
 4.7
 2K
Scintilla (2014)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: From a torturous cell in Africa, Abel Powell is released and given the chance to regroup his team of skilled mercenaries for one last job. A top scientist will guide them half a mile underground through an ex-Soviet bunker to extract the vital ...
Style: tense, bleak, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, heroes, military base, deadly, mutant, danger, laboratory, imaginary, anti hero, indoor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia (former ussr), russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Slime People (1963)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: After Los Angeles is invaded by an army of subterranean monsters a small group of people must fight for survival in the deserted metropolis.
Style: serious, scary, tense, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: survival, mutant, deadly creature, deadly, supernatural, save the world, danger, heroes, battles, chaos, apocalypse, airport ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.6
 4K
Carnosaur (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After being driven to extinction, great bloodthirsty dinosaurs come back to life with the assistance of a demented genetic scientist. She plans to replace the human race with a super-race of dinosaurs who will not pollute the planet.
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, dinosaur, deadly creature, chaos, mutant, danger, deadly, imaginary, dangerous animal, gory, disorder, extinction ...
Time: 90s, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 2.1
 646
Parasitic (2012)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: After a strange meteor destroys a communications satellite and crashes into Tampa Bay, a sickly looking fish finds itself the meal of a beautiful nightclub bartender named Val. Moments later, as the bar is closed and locked tight, the infected Val ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, captivating, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: nightclub, survival, deadly creature, supernatural, evil alien, danger, isolation, zombie, parasite, nudity (full frontal - brief), meteor, meteorite ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 3.7
 2K
The Demented (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Six college friends unite for a weekend getaway where they find themselves fighting for their lives after a terrorist attack turns the local residents into rage infused zombies.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie apocalypse, survival, zombie, bio weapon, isolation, supernatural, chaos, friends, deadly, danger, deadly creature, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Flesh Eaters (1964)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An alcoholic actress, her personal assistant, and their pilot are downed on a secluded isle by bad weather, where a renegade Nazi scientist is using ocean life to develop a solvent for human flesh. The tiny flesh-eating sea critters that result ...
Style: suspenseful, offbeat, serious, scary, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: experiment gone awry, island, survival, dangerous animal, imaginary, heroes, zombie, supernatural, deadly creature, mad scientist, escapades, deadly ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Devil's Tomb (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Captain Mack leads an elite military unit on a search for a missing scientist, and comes face-to-face with an an ancient evil lying beneath the Middle Eastern desert. Evil that is not of this world. Evil that should never be unearthed.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, desert, soldier, danger, heroic mission, heroes, save the world, deadly creature, deadly, daring rescue, survival, experiment gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.5
 661
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 ⇓
28%
It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The mutant babies have been placed by court order on a deserted island. Appalled by the cynicism and exploitation of the children by the legal system and the media, the man responsible for them leads an expedition to the island to free them.
Style: rough, scary, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: mutant, island, survival, isolation, rescue, mind game, danger, deadly, investigation, experiment gone awry, murder, babies and infants ...
Time: 80s
Place: cuba, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Terror Within (1989)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Experiments in biological warfare have destroyed all but a few remnants of the human race. Alone in a lab, eight students work feverishly to create a vaccine before they are forced outside in search for food. It is then that the surviving scientists ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, scary, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster rape, mutant, laboratory, desert, survival, rescue, danger, deadly creature, isolation, apocalypse, plague, battles ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.9
 2K
The Rats (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: rat, dangerous animal, danger, deadly creature, gory, experiment gone awry, escapades, subway, hospital, isolation, survival, power outage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%