Movies like Smash-Up on Interstate 5

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Smash-Up on Interstate 5 (1976)
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Smash-Up on Interstate 5 (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A disaster movie opening with an enormous multi-vehicle crash on a Californian highway. After the opening stunt-filled action, a flashback of the crash victims' lives prior to and leading up to the accident. The closing replays the entire "smash up" from various angles and in slow motion, depicting much carnage and indifference to the victims.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disaster movie
Plot: catastrophe, car accident, intercourse, survival, danger, chases and races, chaos and mayhem, escapades, collision, love, pregnancy, illness, suicide attempt, highway, truck driver, childbirth, pregnant woman, cop killer, nurse, van, stolen car, motorcycle gang, baby born, police officer, pregnant wife ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california

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Most similar movies to Smash-Up on Interstate 5

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and bleak films with plots about danger, escapades, catastrophe, survival, heroes, chases and races and adventure mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Smash-Up on Interstate 5: Hurricane (1974), Miracle on Interstate 880 (1993), Freefall: Flight 174 (1995), Volcano: Fire on the Mountain (1997), Waterborne (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.9
 165
Hurricane (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two hurricane hunters track a huge, violent hurricane that is bearing down on a Gulf Coast town.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, psychotronic
Plot: hurricane, danger, rescue, heroes, escapades, adventure, chases and races, forces of nature, catastrophe, destruction, natural disaster, party ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Miracle on Interstate 880 (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man attempts to rescue people trapped on the I-880 bridge after the top half collapses during the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, emotional
Plot: catastrophe, adventure, escapades, rescue, child in peril, heroes, danger, heroic mission, survival, freeway, collapse, earthquake
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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
Place: canada, new york, montreal, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Volcano: Fire on the Mountain (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A USGS scientist attempts to convince his boss and the residents of Angel Falls, California that a nearby volcano is about to erupt.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: catastrophe, resort, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature, skiing, evacuation, chaos, mountain, heroes, danger, race against time, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 5.5
 734
Waterborne (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Heera Bhatti, an American-Sikh, runs a corner store in Los Angeles with the help of her son, Vikram, and Gulu. She does not approve of Vikram's Caucasian girlfriend, Lillian, and would prefer that Vikram marry a Punjabi girl, but Vikram has ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: survival, terrorism, contamination, danger, bio weapon, plague, deadly, racism, violence, thirst, husband wife relationship, society ...
Time: future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 ⇓
70%
 3.8
 283
Landslide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Manhattan fireman Mark Decker visits, for the first time, his Steven in his ex Emma's new apartment in one of her dad Donald Richardson's development estates, at the foot of Diamand-back Mountain. But Don's ambitious executive Stewart ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, survival, race against time, adventure, danger, escapades, chases and races, pregnancy, rescue, father son relationship, forces of nature, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.2
 153
Long Road Home (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A drama depicting the trials of a family of share croppers.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: labor union, family relations, farm, family life, workplace situations, down on your luck, against the odds, survival, life is a bitch, society, farm hand, labor ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, rough, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, catastrophe, distopia, escapades, danger, life is a bitch, chases and races, supernatural, family life, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature, demolished city ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Erebus: Operation Overdue (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 70 min.
Story: On 28 November 1979, an Air New Zealand jet with 257 passengers went missing during a sightseeing tour over Antarctica. Within hours 11 ordinary police officers were called to duty to face the formidable Mount Erebus. As the police recovered the ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: investigation, investigative, survival, uncover truth, dishonesty, danger, escapades, heroic mission, catastrophe, forces of nature, archive footage, reenactment ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 70s, contemporary
Place: antarctica, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.7
 2K
Supervolcano (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Yellowstone is a park, but it's also the deadliest volcano on Earth. Beneath it, a sleeping 'dragon' is stirring. When an earthquake opens a crack for magma to seep through, other warning signs of an eruption start popping up, but ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, disaster movie
Plot: natural disaster, catastrophe, survival, forces of nature, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, heroes, race against time, danger, optimism, volcano, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.9
 6K
Testament (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nuclear war in the United States is portrayed in a realistic and believable manner. The story is told through the eyes of a woman who is struggling to take care of her family. The entire movie takes place in a small suburban town outside San ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, emotional, serious ...
Plot: small town, survival, nuclear holocaust, catastrophe, radiation, danger, life is a bitch, future dystopia, parents and children, chaos, demolished city, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 ⇓
68%
The World Made Straight (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, a rebellious young man struggles to escape the violence that would bind him to the past.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: starting over, haunted by the past, social relations, crimes, life is a bitch, civil war, friendship, family relations, danger, hopes, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.8
 408
Survive! (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sixteen plane crash survivors stranded in the Andes turn to cannibalism to stay alive. Based on a true story.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: survival, mountain, catastrophe, air disaster, cannibalism, heroes, gory, escapades, adventure, wilderness, danger, confined ...
Time: 70s
Place: andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Donner Party (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the real events of The Donner Party tragedy. The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the western expansion of the 1840s. After becoming snowbound in the Sierra Nevada during the winter of 1846-1847, a ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: survival, human nature, danger, wilderness, isolation, moral dilemma, hopes, mountain, desperation, escapades, confined, prayer ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Mister Buddwing (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An amnesiac wanders the streets of Manhattan, trying to solve the mystery of who he is.
Style: suspenseful, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: amnesia, disorder, couples, car chase, chases and races, life is a bitch, danger, mystery, mysterious character, memory loss, couple relations, uncover truth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.7
 1K
Tornado! (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An accountant sent to produce an evaluation of a tornado research project, and the scientist running the project pursue tornadoes and each other.
Style: experimental, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: research, catastrophe, tornado, storm, adventure, race against time, daring rescue, chases and races, escapades, danger, global warming, forces of nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Anything to Survive (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A father and his children are caught by a storm whilst sailing in Alaska. When they get shipwrecked, things go from bad to worse.
Style: semi serious, realistic
Plot: catastrophe, island, wilderness, survival, rescue, family relations, confined, adventure, danger, battle zone, siblings relations, isolation ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Ordeal in the Arctic (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Everybody expected military flight Boxtop 22 from Thule into the vast frozen wilderness of Canada's North Western territories to be boring routine, but in a matter of minutes a crash reduces Gulf War veteran pilot Captain John Couch's crew ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escapades, danger, save the day, heroes, rescue, survival, forces of nature, catastrophe, snow, death, bad weather, night ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: canada, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.4
 346
The Big Bounce (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran and ex-con is persuaded by a shady woman to rob a $50,000 payroll account on a California produce farm. But who is playing who?
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: farm, robbery, car accident, femme fatale, couples, sexual relations, love and romance, dishonesty, crimes, single parent, gays and lesbians, vietnam veteran ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.3
 486
Black and Blue (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a woman's husband beats and abuses her, she and her son join the witness protection program and move away secretly.
Style: emotional, psychological, suspenseful, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: family problems, witnessing a crime, domestic disturbance, hopes, danger, life is a bitch, parents and children, woman in danger, starting over, family relations, new identity, escape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Heart of Darkness (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A trading company manager travels up an African river to find a missing outpost head and discovers the depth of evil in humanity's soul.
Style: serious, suspenseful
Plot: jungle, greed, river, insanity, survival, apocalypse, adventure, danger, psychopath, lake or river, heroes, adventurer ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Disaster on the Coastliner (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Seeking revenge, a railroad employee puts two passenger trains on a collision course in this made-for-TV disaster movie.
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: catastrophe, collision, race against time, chases and races, forces of nature, time travel, death in the family, cons and scams, vengeance, redemption, negligence, airplane ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
I Walk the Line (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tawes is the sheriff in a godforsaken little hole somewhere in Tennessee. A man of strong moral fibre he is always quick to judge others and follows the law zealously. Then he meets Alma, a young beautiful girl who turns his world upside down. ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: small town, nubile woman, small town life, infidelity, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, chases and races, on the run, crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.8
 370
Baby Snatcher (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman is delighted to have given birth to a baby girl but her life is turned into a nightmare when she goes missing. The police mount a frantic search but to the woman's horror she finds out that it's herself who is the main suspect.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: pregnancy, kidnapping, single parent, family relations, couples, family problems, danger, dealing with death, babies and infants, rescue, crimes, death in the family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: confined, escapades, heroes, danger, daring rescue, twins, babies and infants, isolation, fire department, pipe, fire brigade, rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Skin of the Wolf (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Martinón is the last inhabitant of Auzal, a village in the mountains where he lives in communion with nature. He only goes down to the valleys twice a year to trade and to buy provisions. But one day he’s convinced to take a wife, a decision ...
Style: touching, realistic, bleak, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, recluse, danger, destiny, escapades, winter, one night stand, meeting, survival, death, lone hero, snow
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.1
 150
Shelter (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: With a catastrophic event rapidly approaching, 18 people vie for 10 spots in the small town's only bomb shelter.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, epic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, chaos, apocalypse, small town, escapades, deadly, society, danger, hopes, family relations, clergy, bomb shelter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.6
 674
Sub Down (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a nuclear attack submarine crashes on the floor of the Artic ocean, it's up to a pair of research scientists to save the entire crew before time and oxygen run out.
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, save the day, escapades, catastrophe, ocean or sea, underwater, forces of nature, heroic mission, race against time, rescue, danger, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%