Movies like The Carrier 1988

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The Carrier (1988)
 5.8
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The Carrier (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The main character is stricken with a horrible disease, but it doesn't affect him. It spreads to every inamimate object that he touches, and then if another person touches the object, they are dissolved into it. No one knows that Jake is the carrier except him. This brings about the "red objects" that specify every object that he has touched, as discovered by the community with cats. They use cats to test inanimate objects for the disease. And they cover themselves in garbage bags to protect themselves. Then they discover that Jake is the carrier and they chase him around...
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, cat, teleportation, survival, plague, graphic violence, quarantine, danger, small town life, chaos and mayhem, chaos, deadly, toxic, social relations, profanity, monster, infection, outcast, baby, pandemic, child killed, boxer shorts
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and rough films with plots about danger, deadly, survival, gory, chaos, zombie and supernatural mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres. Some movies like The Carrier: State of Emergency (2011), Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006), Dead Within (2014), Deep in the Darkness (2014), Dead Creatures (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
State of Emergency (2011)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Chaos consumes a small town when a chemical facility explodes releasing a deadly toxin. Moments after the leak, the town's residents show signs of mutation, causing the military to quarantine the area leaving any survivors helpless and trapped ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Plot: zombie, survival, isolation, plague, quarantine, chaos, deadly, danger, small town, insulin, rooftop, helicopter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Both an homage to and a re-imagining of the original 1968 film, this update follows a group of survivors trapped in a farmhouse battling a siege of undead zombies....in 3D!
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, supernatural, deadly, danger, gory, isolation, mortician, drugs/alcohol, farm, chaos, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 3.8
 973
Dead Within (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set six months after a deadly outbreak has all but ended the human race, a man and woman have survived by isolating themselves in a remote cabin and never opening the door. Now they don’t have a choice. Starved for resources, they must confront ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense
Plot: infection, isolation, zombie, survival, danger, plague, supernatural, couple relations, apocalypse, deadly, domestic disturbance, outburst ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Deep in the Darkness (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dr. Michael Cayle thought leaving the chaotic lifestyle of New York City behind for the quiet, small town of Ashborough would bring his family closer together. Soon after arriving, however, he discovers the town's deepest secret: a terrifying ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, suspense, psychological, tense ...
Plot: danger, deadly creature, family relations, deadly, small town, survival, creature, standoff, showdown, in the woods, resistance, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 4.4
 318
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, scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: supernatural, rivalry, life is a bitch, gory, chaos, survival, deadly, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, plague, murder, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
A Horrible Way to Die (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An escaped murderer is in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, danger, psychopath, woman in danger, mind game, deadly, violence spree, revenge, small town, kidnapping, haunted by the past, remorse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Infection: The Invasion Begins (2011)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mystery surrounds a small town that was attacked on September 9, 2009. Now sixty years later, the last survivor, Sarah, sends a high profile reporter a letter suggesting what really happened on that day. The government calls 9/9/09 the start of ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, danger, deadly, social relations, dishonesty, creature, infection, love triangle, government coverup, uncover truth, survival, supernatural ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Terror Experiment (2010)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When terrorist action releases a secret government virus in the Houston Federal building, the employees become aggressive and homicidal. Federal officials quarantine the building to wipe out the infected and control the story, but a small group of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense
Plot: bio weapon, survival, plague, danger, violence spree, chaos, confined, isolation, race against time, deadly, experiment gone awry, contamination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Movie in collections
 3.6
 135
After the Dawn (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A survivor of warfare born chemical attack, Cassie Becker faces a new world of terrible realization. The Human race has suffered terrible recourse in the wake of an attack that never should have been leaving the remaining inhabitants in a state far ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: survival, mutant, bio weapon, chaos, supernatural, danger, deadly, graphic violence, zombie, post apocalypse, imaginary, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Children of the Living Dead (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Starting a new life in a quiet Pennsylvania town, Matthew Michaels only thought is to turn an old farm property into a profitable car dealership. He soon discovers that beneath the gentle surface, this small town is anything but calm and peaceful. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: zombie, plague, small town, teenage life, gory, danger, crimes, social relations, violence, cemetery, gore, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
YellowBrickRoad (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the Fall of 1940, the entire population of Friar, New Hampshire walked together up a winding mountain trail and into the wilderness. Without warning, they left behind everything: their homes, their clothes, and their money. The only clue where ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious
Plot: survival, danger, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, wilderness, missing person, obsession, social relations, small town life, small town, urban legend, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1940, 20th century, year 2008 ...
Place: new hampshire, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.1
 2K
Warning Sign (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An accident occurs in an ultra-secret government biological weapons laboratory spreading a sinister bacteria.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, laboratory, bio weapon, contamination, biological warfare, supernatural, crimes, race against time, life is a bitch, rescue, future dystopia, small town ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, survival, mutant, small town, deadly creature, deadly, danger, experiment gone awry, chaos, plague, toxic, toxic waste ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 3.9
 953
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, epidemic, race against time, survival, plague, heroic mission, deadly creature, dangerous animal, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature, laboratory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Birdemic 2: The Resurrection (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A platoon of eagles and vultures attack Hollywood, California. Why did the eagles and vultures attack? Who will survive?
Style: suspenseful, humorous, offbeat, serious, scary ...
Plot: survival, dangerous animal, bird, chaos and mayhem, deadly, danger, evacuation, resurrection, animal attack, hollywood, small town life, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Tooth and Nail (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic world, a small group of survivors, who call themselves Foragers, plan to rebuild civilization from their headquarters in an empty hospital based in what is left of Philadelphia. But they're soon forced into a face-off war ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, danger, future dystopia, survival, chaos, slasher, life is a bitch, murder, apocalypse, cannibalism, hospital, blood splatter ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 3.0
 574
Blood Shed (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true events of a homeless loner who moves into a self-storage facility inhabited by a community of bizarre squatters until they are locked in for the night with a deranged female who hunts them down in search of her lost child.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: survival, supernatural, deadly, isolation, danger, confined, deadly creature, storage unit, graphic violence, homeless, prostitute
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A platoon of eagles and vultures attacks the residents of a small town. Many people die. It's not known what caused the flying menace to attack. Two people manage to fight back, but will they survive Birdemic?
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, surreal, scary, serious ...
Plot: bird attack, survival, confined, deadly, danger, family relations, couples, evacuation, parents and children, small town life, small town, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 110K
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: scary, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: insanity, plague, infected, quarantine, survival, deadly virus, chaos and mayhem, chaos, danger, bio weapon, isolation, escape ...
Place: iowa, usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Humans vs Zombies (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dark Comedy and Horror unite in this satirical thriller based on the "Live Action Role-Playing" game of the same name. Students on summer break are exposed to a deadly virus that is spread rapidly through direct human contact. The infected ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, survival, supernatural, heroes, gory, chaos, deadly, danger, graphic violence, virus, blood splatter, chaos and mayhem ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Flu Bird Horror (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Romania
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of teenagers go on a excursion to the mountains. There, they are attacked by birds infected with a lethal virus. When the teens reach a nearby village, the haunting birds start passing their virus on to all the dwellers.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: virus, monster, youth, teenager, chaos, teenage life, survival, deadly creature, danger, deadly, escapades, mutant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Beneath the Darkness (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After watching their best friend get murdered, a group of teens struggle to expose a local hero as the vicious killer and keep from becoming his next victims.
Style: serious, scary, suspense, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, profanity, serial killer, investigation, young heroes, amateur detective, murder, danger, deadly, youth, confined, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.6
 687
Trigger Man (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Inspired by true events...The story of three hunters who mysteriously became the hunted.
Style: atmospheric, rough, psychological, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, danger, survival, wilderness, deadly, chases and races, buddies, in the woods, escapades, graphic violence, hunting, forest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
 4.3
 669
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, scary, rough, serious
Plot: plague, zombie, deadly creature, danger, chaos, experiment gone awry, isolation, violence spree, deadly, survival, disorder, mad scientist ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.4
 644
Buried Alive (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young woman goes to teach at the Ravenscroft Institute, a spooky old girls' school overrun by ants and staffed by various ex-mental patients. Spurred on by a series of horrific hallucinations, she begins to investigate the mysterious ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, danger, juvenile delinquency, gory, mental illness, teenage life, school, serial killer, youth, insanity, estate, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.6
 315
Thirst (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A chemical engineer, who recently moved to town, struggles to find a way to kill a deadly new variant of Cryptosporidium that has infiltrated the town's water supply, causing people who drink it to die of thirst.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, quarantine, hospital, escapades, race against time, danger, deadly, chases and races, chaos, adventure, heat wave, plague ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Wilderness Survival for Girls (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Three girls take a pre-college trip to a cabin in the woods. Their night is interrupted by a visitor who, they begin to believe, may have killed a babysitter some years before. An original twist on the teens-in-peril film.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: survival, captivity, mysterious character, confined, mystery, youth, danger, deadly, wilderness, teenage life, isolation, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Psycho Cop Returns (1993)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of office workers decide to have a party in the office building. Among other things, they want to have some drugs there. Their conversation on the subject is overheard by Joe Vickers, which is rather unfortunate for them, since Joe Vickers ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: office, slasher, murder, stripper, bachelor party, danger, escapades, deadly, chaos and mayhem, violence spree, skyscraper, survival ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Panic at Rock Island (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An island on spectacular Sydney Harbour. Summer sun Top international artists. Tens of thousands of music fans from across the world Idyllic... Until unimaginable disaster strikes.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: chaos, plague, danger, family in danger, deadly, island, quarantine, antidote, society, murder, death, rock ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 2.1
 627
Zombex (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: ZOMBEX tells the story of a post-Katrina New Orleans as it deals with a new disaster, a zombie apocalypse. NOLA residents are no longer experiencing the depression and post-traumatic stress due to the trauma of the hurricane, thanks to the ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, supernatural, chaos, survival, graphic violence, danger, deadly, escapades, catastrophe, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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