Movies and TV shows like The Strain

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The Strain (2014)
 7.4
 69K
The Strain (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.
Style: scary, captivating, suspenseful, macabre, bleak, exciting, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infected, survival, save the world, plague, chaos and mayhem, vampire, deadly virus, fate of humanity, supernatural, immortality, heroic mission, danger, good versus evil, scientist, deadly, professor, heroes, human existence, gory, ancient, disease, vampire slayer, jewish, chaos, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa

Most similar movies to The Strain

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and tense films and TV series with plots about danger, supernatural, deadly, survival, escapades, chaos and apocalypse mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Strain: I Am Legend (2007), World War Z (2013), The Last Ship (2014), The Walking Dead (2010), Helix (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 611K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, future dystopia, zombie, plague, loneliness, danger, heroes, chaos, isolation, experiment, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 533K
World War Z (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is ...
Style: suspenseful, epic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, zombie, save the world, deadly virus, infected, zombie apocalypse, heroic mission, plague, chaos, un, survival, scientist ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: south korea, jerusalem, new jersey, philadelphia, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 7.5
 48K
The Last Ship (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Their mission is simple: Find a cure. Stop the virus. Save the world. When a global pandemic wipes out eighty percent of the planet's population, the crew of a lone naval destroyer must find a way to pull humanity from the brink of extinction.
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the world, navy, survival, ocean or sea, danger, apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, military, virus, scientist, heroes, pandemic ...
Time: 21st century
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Walking Dead (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, bleak, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, apocalypse, supernatural, plague, future dystopia, zombie apocalypse, chaos, danger, vestiges of humanity, fear, social decay ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 27K
Helix (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: scientist, immortality, quarantine, uncover truth, virus, plague, danger, deadly, save the day, survival, secret place, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 21K
Dominion (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dominion is an epic supernatural drama set in the near future. Specifically, 25 years after "The Extinction War," when an army of lower angels, assembled by the archangel Gabriel, waged war against mankind. The archangel Michael, turning ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: angel, supernatural, good versus evil, save the world, chaos, future dystopia, god or devil, danger, fate of humanity, soldier, vestiges of humanity, supernatural ability ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Fear the Walking Dead (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: What did the world look like as it was transforming into the horrifying apocalypse depicted in "The Walking Dead"? This spin-off set in Los Angeles, following new characters as they face the beginning of the end of the world, will answer ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, bleak, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, chaos, parents and children, danger, life is a bitch, family relations, survival, zombie apocalypse, social decay, family in danger, gory, apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 7K
Damien (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After discovering his origins, Damien Thorn must cope with life as the Anti-Christ.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, bleak, suspense
Plot: supernatural, devil, destiny, deadly, based on movie, evil, antichrist, catholicism, religion, bible prophecy, investigation, mysticism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
28 Days Later... (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, plague, survival, infected, virus, rage, army, chaos and mayhem, epidemic, research, survivor, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, manchester england, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 196K
Contagion (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: plague, quarantine, infected, epidemic, scientist, fate of humanity, vaccine, chaos and mayhem, virus, death, paranoia, power of media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, asia, hong kong, geneva switzerland, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 44K
Constantine (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A man struggling with his faith is haunted by the sins of his past but is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.
Style: scary, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, save the world, supernatural, good versus evil, angel, demon, demonic possession, rescue, anti heroes, exorcism, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, scary, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, death, couple relations, family in danger, haunted by the past, danger, insanity, nun, mental institution, witch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 1964 ...
Place: los angeles, massachusetts, new orleans, usa, north carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 98K
Grimm (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: After Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he's descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms," he increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, serious, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, police detective, creature, legends and myths, good versus evil, hunt down, life turned upside down, evil force, supernatural ability, monster, werewolf, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Day of the Dead (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Day of the Dead is a horror film which is nominally a quasi-remake of George A. Romero's classic zombie film of the same name, which was the third in Romero's Dead series. The film is directed by Steve Miner (who also directed Friday the ...
Style: rough, scary, suspense, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, small town, quarantine, soldier, survival, apocalypse, deadly creature, virus, race against time, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry, plague ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 102K
The Crazies (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four friends find themselves trapped in their small hometown after they discover their friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, on the run, insanity, infected, quarantine, survival, chaos and mayhem, deadly virus, danger, army, small town, isolation ...
Place: iowa, usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 27K
Z Nation (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood.
Style: macabre, exciting, scary, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, gory, chaos, apocalypse, gunfight, virus, on the road, zombie apocalypse, deadly, loneliness, danger ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.5
 336K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: When they were boys, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, good versus evil, monster, ghost, death, curses spells and rituals, obsessive quest, vampire, danger, characters in danger, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 235K
28 Weeks Later (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this chilling sequel to 28 Days Later, the inhabitants of the British Isles appear to have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there. Six months later, a group of Americans dare to ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, zombie, survival, mutant, chaos, infected, siblings relations, on the run, survivor, virus, gory, rage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 35
Vitamin Z (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: Apocalypse. Every culture has a story describing the end of the world. Some see it as a time of judgment, others as a time of cleansing, and others still see it as just an end. But no one could have predicted how it would really happen. Two years ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, survival, chaos and mayhem, danger, chaos, deadly, imaginary, life is a bitch, supernatural, bio weapon, infected ...
Time: 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
South of Hell (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A supernatural thriller set in South Carolina, South Of Hell focuses on Maria Abascal (Suvari), a stunning demon-hunter-for-hire whose power stems from within. Like those she hunts, Maria is divided within herself, struggling with her own demon, ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, twist ending
Plot: supernatural ability, good versus evil, demon, danger, religions or cults, small town, siblings relations, track down, family relations, deception, devil worship, save the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 16K
Outcast (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Kyle Barnes has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a spiritual journey to find answers, but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, bleak, melancholic
Plot: demon, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, uncover truth, clergy, investigation, danger, haunted by the past, good versus evil, chaos, rivalry, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
War of the Worlds (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: War of the Worlds is a Canadian/American science-fiction television series that ran for two seasons, from October 10, 1988 to May 14, 1990. The series is an extension of the original 1953 film The War of the Worlds, using the same War Machine, often ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, bleak, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, save the world, survival, future dystopia, adventure, battles, danger, escapades, imaginary, rivalry, space and aliens, chaos ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 8K
Survivors (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Survivors was a British science fiction television series produced by the BBC. It depicts the lives of a group of people who survived a virulent unknown strain of influenza which has wiped out most of the human species. According to the producers, ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, tense, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, virus, danger, group of strangers, human nature, mystery, chaos, ex convict, politician, scientist, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 311
Dead Creatures (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of women afflicted with a horrible disease (which forces them to cannibalism) try to support one another.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: deadly creature, gory, zombie, plague, danger, deadly, supernatural, survival, curses spells and rituals, isolation, murder, fashion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 38K
Stake Land (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Martin was a normal teenage boy before the country collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster. A vampire epidemic has swept across what is left of the nation's abandoned towns and cities, and it's up to Mister, a death ...
Style: bleak, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, survival, vampire hunter, gory, nun, infected, orphan, supernatural, on the road, protege, future dystopia, danger ...
Time: future
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Day of the Triffids (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 186 min.
Story: It's an up-to-date setting of the 1951 sci-fi thriller. With the world blinded and the Triffids set loose, it falls upon a band of scattered, sighted survivors to fight this carnivorous plant invasion. With a brave new world of maniacs, warring ...
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: deadly creature, evil alien, survival horror, end of the world, save the world, survival, alien encounter, heroic mission, danger, deadly, escapades, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Messengers (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When a mysterious object crashes to Earth, a group of seemingly unconnected strangers die from the energy pulse, but then awaken to learn that they have assigned the task of preventing the impending Apocalypse.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, bleak, exciting
Plot: apocalypse, superhuman powers, fugitives, angel, good versus evil, danger, rivalry, chaos, destiny, religions or cults, crimes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A vampire relates his epic life story of love, betrayal, loneliness, and dark hunger to an over-curious reporter.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, supernatural, loneliness, haunted by the past, human nature, manipulations, bonding, victim, teaching the ways of the world, dark hero, monster as victim ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, 1790s, 20th century ...
Place: san francisco, europe, usa, paris france, mississippi river ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 24K
Heroes Reborn (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The supernatural phenomenon begins again with a fresh crop of inspiring heroes who take on the ultimate struggle between those with extraordinary abilities and those with nefarious motives to hunt and harness their powers. Epic adventures await ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, save the world, superhero, good versus evil, danger, heroic mission, imaginary, changing the past or future, time travel, serial killer, villain, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 1.5
 1K
The Tomb (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on a story by the master of outrageous horror, H.P. Lovecraft, this bloodcurdling film introduces the "Puppetmaster." Imprisoning a group of people in a living hell of darkness and death the Puppetmaster controls the fate of each ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough
Plot: crimes, gory, prison, danger, deadly, serial killer, ancient mystery, survival, cons and scams, destiny, woman in danger, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%