Movies like Variola Vera

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Variola Vera (1982)
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Variola Vera (1982)
Original name: Variola vera
Genre: Drama, History, Horror
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The subject of the film is the 1972 outbreak of smallpox in Yugoslavia, more specifically the events related to the epidemic and the subsequent quarantine at Belgrade's General Hospital. The film follows the journey of a Kosovar pilgrim on his way back to Belgrade from the Middle East. While at a bazaar, the pilgrim buys a flute from a man who is visibly ill. Upon his return to Belgrade, the pilgrim starts to show signs of illness and is transported to the city's General Hospital. His disease is initially misdiagnosed and the smallpox virus starts spreading through the hospital very quickly. Once the disease is correctly identified, the authorities attempt to subdue the outbreak by declaring martial law, enforcing quarantine and enlisting the help of the World Health Organization. Eventually, these measures prove to be effective to subdue the epidemic.
Style: scary, bleak, serious, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: catastrophe, plague, hospital, life is a bitch, danger, infected, chases and races, terminal illness, chaos, isolation, doctors and patients, deadly, race against time, communism, outburst, epidemic, blood, albanian, smallpox
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, serbia, yugoslavia

Most similar movies to Variola Vera

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, bleak and scary films with plots about danger, deadly, life is a bitch, plague, catastrophe, chaos and supernatural mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like Variola Vera: Thirst (1998), Days of Darkness (2007), Plague City: SARS in Toronto (2005), Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (2014), Toxic Skies (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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95%
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, tense, serious
Plot: isolation, heroic mission, experiment gone awry, plague, race against time, life is a bitch, danger, heroes, society, deadly, chaos, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia, angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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, serious, bleak
Plot: zombie, plague, deadly creature, survival, danger, supernatural, rescue, deadly, chaos, gory, apocalypse, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Plague City: SARS in Toronto (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The once clean and healthy city of Toronto becomes the pariah of the western world when a deadly chain of infection lands in the city. Panic spreads as the number of SARS cases increases as there are no effective treatments.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, India
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Thirty years on from the 1984 Union Carbide plant malfunction, the consequences of which are tragically ongoing, A Prayer for Rain is the powerful and moving story of the Bhopal tragedy, one of the great corporate and environmental scandals of the ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: chaos, environmentalism, workplace, life is a bitch, dishonesty, factory, state affairs, danger, society, human nature, workplace situations, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.0
 755
Toxic Skies (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A doctor must find a cure for a viral epidemic that is spreading through vapors from jets.
Style: scary, exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: survival, race against time, life is a bitch, save the world, supernatural, future dystopia, plague, terminal illness, chaos, escapades, danger, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Maggie (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: There's a deadly zombie epidemic threatening humanity, but Wade, a small-town farmer and family man, refuses to accept defeat even when his daughter Maggie becomes infected. As Maggie's condition worsens and the authorities seek to ...
Style: touching, scary, suspenseful, bleak, emotional ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2015
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Freefall: Flight 174 (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: True story of a brand-new Canadian airliner running out of fuel in-flight and forced to glide to the nearest airfield.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: catastrophe, heroes, crimes, race against time, confined, escapades, danger, chases and races, hostage, hostages, fighting crime, airplane ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Innocent Saturday (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany, Ukraine
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of friends and bandmates look to escape from the Chernobyl disaster.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: catastrophe, friendship, nuclear threat, danger, race against time, survival, small town, radiation, nuclear reactor, escape, couples, government facility ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, chernobyl
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing. (1997)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The incredible story of the events leading up to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York and the capture of the terrorists.
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: terrorism, catastrophe, world trade center manhattan new york city, world trade center, leadership, deadly, state affairs, crimes, crime, undercover, chases and races, politics ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Flu (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Infected through the respiratory system, there is a new kind of disease that kills in 36 hours once infected. The people of the city struggle to survive this. The worst epidemic ever seen is sweeping through Bundang, the suburb of Seoul. After ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, bleak ...
Plot: epidemic, plague, deadly virus, survival, deadly, infected, chaos, quarantine, virus, race against time, life is a bitch, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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 ⇓
65%
 5.5
 464
Nails (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Russia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A professional hit man retires to his colorless apartment but soon starts to suffer from horrible headaches and hears voices. In order to cure himself, he hammers a nail into his skull.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, surreal, serious, scary ...
Plot: hitman, deadly, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, addiction, masochist, psychopath, gory, self mutilation, murder, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Television drama in which miners spend their Christmas Eve in a collapsed mine.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: danger, christmas, workplace situations, race against time, life is a bitch, heroes, escapades, adventure, daring rescue, chases and races, labor union, catastrophe ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Scary Hair (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Chi-Hyon takes home her young sister, Su Hyon, a terminal cancer patient, so that she can help her enjoy her remaining time on earth, she buys her a wig to mask the effects of chemotherapy -- not realizing that the wig is, in fact, demonic. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, bleak
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Baby Blues (2008)
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Duration: 85 min.
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Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Genre: Horror
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Manson Family (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
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Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Pompeii: The Last Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: roman empire, catastrophe, legends and myths, escapades, life is a bitch, danger, on the run, society, forces of nature, panic, heroes, burnt body ...
Time: ancient history
Place: mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Possessed (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Romania
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A stranger arrives in Copenhagen from a plane from Romania. Shortly after the power is lost in the whole city.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: deadly virus, nudity (full frontal - brief), plague, chaos, supernatural, deadly, life is a bitch, danger, society, possessed, female nudity, possession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Plaga zombie: Zona mutante (2001)
Genre: Horror
Country: Argentina
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, scary
Plot: zombie, gory, survival, plague, doctors and patients, alien encounter, chaos, deadly creature, small town, supernatural, mutant, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Dead 2: India (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Sequel to the Ford brothers The Dead. The action moves to India.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, bleak, rough ...
Plot: zombie, survival, chaos and mayhem, danger, life is a bitch, deadly, apocalypse, plague, farm, on the run, pregnancy, battles ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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 ⇓
49%
 6.2
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Epidemic (1987)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Denmark
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The second of Trier's films known collectively as the Europa trilogy. The other two films in the trilogy are The Element of Crime (1984) and Europa (1991). Co-written by Niels Vørsel, the film focuses on the screenwriting process. Vørsel and ...
Style: stylized, psychological, dark humor, cynical, scary ...
Plot: plague, filmmaking, film within a film, morgue, obsession, save the world, apocalypse, chaos, obsessive quest, partners, danger, postmodernism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Siege at Ruby Ridge (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: A mini-series dramatization of the controversial 1992 attack by federal agents on the Idaho home of Randy Weaver, a white seperatist. The ten-day siege, begun over a minor gun charge, resulted in the deaths of Weaver's son, wife and dog, and a ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: white supremacist, confined, danger, special agents, race against time, media, heroes, deadly, society, injustice, law enforcement, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 ⇓
45%
I Zombie: The Chronicles of Pain (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A young man, while out on a field trip, gets bitten by an ill looking person. When he comes back home he starts getting sick and a slow but steady degeneration begins in his body. He is turning into a zombie. He leaves his girlfriend and moves into ...
Style: suspenseful, offbeat, serious, scary
Plot: zombie, graphic violence, survival, isolation, danger, supernatural, deadly, confined, gory, gore, decay, masturbation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 546
Dirty Hearts (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1945, Japan surrendered to the United States and the Second World War was over. Right? Wrong. For eighty percent of the Japanese community in Brazil, Japan had won the war and defeat was nothing more than American propaganda. The few immigrants ...
Style: serious, bleak, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, crimes, couples, life is a bitch, state affairs, husband wife relationship, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, society, immigrants, murder, lie ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.3
 187
Dark Places (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Keri Walker is a drug-addicted prostitute who ends up killing her latest john in self-defense. She finds shelter at a place run by a couple who find pleasure in others' pain. The haven house turns into a hell house and Keri must do whatever she ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, drug abuse, addiction, deadly, crimes, danger, sexual relations, gory, couples, murder, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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