Movies like Contamination

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Contamination (1980)
 5.3
 3K
Contamination (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones.
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, light, macabre
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, outer space, investigation, murder, alien, alien attack, creature, police detective, blood, gore, zombie, survival, androids and robots, ship, special agents, space and aliens, evil alien, supernatural, heroes, space travel, save the world, alcohol abuse, good versus evil, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, latin america, usa, america, south america, colombia, manhattan new york city ...

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Most similar movies to Contamination

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and rough films with plots about deadly, supernatural, danger, escapades, heroes, gory and deadly creature mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Contamination: Virus (1999), Horror Planet (1981), The Deadly Spawn (1983), Zombie (1979), Creature (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.9
 24K
Virus (1999)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Japan, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When the crew of an American tugboat boards an abandoned Russian research vessel, the alien life form aboard regards them as a virus which must be destroyed.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: virus, ship, rescue, survival, time travel, adventure, deadly creature, heroic mission, ocean or sea, save the world, robot, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Horror Planet (1981)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A crew of interplanetary archaeologists is threatened when an alien creature impregnates one of their members, causing her to turn homicidal and murder them one by one.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: pregnancy, murder, alien, adventurer, gory, heroes, disorder, evil alien, alien encounter, space and aliens, cons and scams, save the world ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Deadly Spawn (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Two campers in the New Jersey woods have their outdoor fun interrupted by the arrival of a meteorite crashing nearby. They go to investigate the crater, but are suddenly attacked and devoured by alien parasites who have hitched a ride to Earth. ...
Style: rough, scary, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, parasite, alien invasion, alien, deadly, teenage life, evil alien, alien encounter, gory, save the world, danger, heroes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.9
 23K
Zombie (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A zombie is found aboard a boat off the New York coast which belongs to a famous scientist. A journalist travels to the Antilles with the daughter of the scientist. They discover a terrifying disease which is turning the islanders into horrifying ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, cannibalism, island, shark, back from the dead, violence, tropical island, plague, gory, mad scientist, supernatural, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, 80s
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 4.3
 3K
Creature (1985)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A crew of scientists arrives on a far, cold planet to examine archaic artifacts of unknown origin. They discover that their German enemies already have a ship there. When they seek their help after a failed landing, they only find the Germans’ ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: outer space, alien, planet, monster, escapades, distant planet, space wars, adventure, space and aliens, deadly creature, rescue, supernatural ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 8.5
 702K
Alien (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, frightening, futuristic, suspense ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space and aliens, outer space, evil alien, alien, deadly creature, alien encounter, scientist, monster, survival, mission ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Incredible Melting Man (1977)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An astronaut exposed to cosmic rays outside of Saturn's rings returns to Earth and begins to melt away. Escaping from the hospital, he wanders around the backwoods looking for human flesh to eat.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, small town, hospital, astronaut, space and aliens, a.i., golden years, experiment gone awry, chases and races, deadly creature, battles, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Rats: Night of Terror (1984)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: One hundred years after a nuclear war has devastated the planet, society has been reborn into two factions; the underground society and the scavangers above in the wastelands. A group of scavangers on bikes come across a town infested with flesh ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, bleak, futuristic ...
Plot: rat, mutant, survivor, danger, dangerous animal, deadly creature, survival, laboratory, deadly, animal life, gory, save the world ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 7.1
 213K
Pitch Black (2000)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When their ship crash-lands on a remote planet, the marooned passengers soon learn that escaped convict Riddick isn't the only thing they have to fear. Deadly creatures lurk in the shadows, waiting to attack in the dark, and the planet is ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, futuristic, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly creature, evil alien, mysterious planet, survival, anti heroes, dark hero, alien encounter, tough heroes, monster, space travel, warrior, one man army ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Nightmare City (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An airplane exposed to radiation lands, and blood drinking zombies emerge armed with knives, guns and teeth! They go on a rampage slicing, dicing, and biting their way across the Italian countryside.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, sinister ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, rescue, contamination, countryside, danger, airplane, virus, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, violence spree, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: italy, southern italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.6
 9K
C.H.U.D. (1984)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A rash of bizarre murders in New York City seems to point to a group of grotesquely deformed vagrants living in the sewers. A courageous policeman, a photo journalist and his girlfriend, and a nutty bum, who seems to know a lot about the creatures, ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, toxic, monster, gore, blood, police investigation, police, shower, bum, cannibal, flamethrower, police detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Forbidden World (1982)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In the distant future, a federation marshal arrives at a research lab on a remote planet where a genetic experiment has gotten loose and begins feeding on the dwindling scientific group.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, laboratory, mad scientist, genetics, planet, danger, cons and scams, technology gone awry, imaginary, escapades, experiment gone awry, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Xtro II: The Second Encounter (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Scientists at a secret underground complex have found a way to travel to another dimension. Three dimension-travellers are the first to go through the gate - but are soon attacked by something that interrupts the communication with Earth. This ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: parallel world, alien, creature, monster, scientist, slime, alien monster, imaginary, deadly creature, escapades, computers and web, cons and scams ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.6
 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: futuristic, scary, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: desert, small town, gang, on the run, mad scientist, laboratory, heroes, gory, disorder, small town life, government agency, deadly ...
Time: future, year 1992, 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.6
 2K
Creepozoids (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: The year is 1998, six years after the nuke wars reduced the world to rubble and a few bands of wandering survivors. One of these groups stumbles into an abandoned government research facility, where they were working on making the body capable of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, scary
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: laboratory, alien, apocalypse, zombie, heroes, gory, disorder, deadly, imaginary, deadly creature, mad scientist, plague ...
Time: future, 20th century, year 1998, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.3
 244
Dark Universe (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: On its way back to Earth, the space shuttle Nautilus passes through a cloud of alien spores causing its sole occupant, astronaut Steve Thomas to transform into a blood-thirsty monster. The shuttle crashes into a swampy region of central Florida, ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, scary, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, evil alien, alien encounter, rescue, spacecraft, good versus evil, danger, rivalry, dangerous animal, chases and races, imaginary, space and aliens ...
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.4
 18K
Phantoms (1998)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the peaceful town of Snowfield, Colorado something evil has wiped out the community. And now, its up to a group of people to stop it, or at least get out of Snowfield alive.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, small town, sheriff, hotel, survival, apocalypse, extinction, danger, race against time, monster, quarantine, military ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.4
 589
Deep Space (1988)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Secretly engineered and blasted into space by government scientists, a vile monster crash-lands back on Earth and begins killing everyone it encounters. As the death toll rises, veteran cop McLemore (Charles Napier) bravely steps forward to crush ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: satellite, alien, curses spells and rituals, deadly creature, dangerous animal, escapades, technology gone awry, chases and races, danger, alien encounter, disorder, evil alien ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, scary, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: desert, supernatural, soldier, danger, heroes, deadly, daring rescue, heroic mission, deadly creature, save the world, survival, experiment gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.5
 2K
Breeders (1986)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: An otherwordly perpetrator has been attacking female virgins in Manhattan. As Dr. Pace and Detective Andriotti work together to identify the strange organic materials found on the women, the victims begin arising in a trance and leaving the hospital.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, scary, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, rape, alien, police detective, supernatural, space and aliens, deadly creature, evil alien, gory, alien encounter, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Horror Express (1972)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mysterious and unearthly deaths start to occur while Professor Saxton is transporting the frozen remains of a primitive humanoid creature he found in Manchuria back to Europe.
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious, british horror ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: train, monk, evil alien, zombie, monster, alien, murder, good versus evil, polish, gothic horror, expedition, crate ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, prehistory, 80s
Place: china, siberia, russia, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Alone in the Dark (2005)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Edward Carnby is a private investigator specializing in unexplainable supernatural phenomena. His cases delve into the dark corners of the world, searching for truth in the occult remnants of ancient civilizations. Now, the greatest mystery of his ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, mad scientist, good versus evil, artifact, museum, darkness, professor, supernatural, mystery, danger, race against time, deadly ...
Time: ancient history, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 28K
The Blob (1988)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Remake of the 1958 horror sci-fi about a deadly blob which is the spawn of a secret government germ warfare project which consumes everyone in its path. Teenagers try in vain to warn the townsfolk, who refuse to take them seriously, while government ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: small town, survival, danger, evil alien, chaos, race against time, quarantine, space and aliens, deadly creature, alien encounter, death, hospital ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 2.1
 6K
Dracula 3000 (2004)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, South Africa
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the year 3000, the deep space salvage ship Mother III locates the vanished starship Demeter in the Carpathian System. Captain Abraham Van Helsing and his crew composed of the blonde assistant Aurora Ash; the crippled navigator Arthur "The ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, gothic, scary
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, dracula, one man army, zombie, ship, rescue, twins, danger, space travel, supernatural, ghost, survival ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Queen of Blood (1966)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A spaceship is sent to Mars after a alien distress signal is picked up. They find one survivor, but when a crew member is found drained of blood it's evident they have rescued a bloodsucking monster.
Style: scary, exciting, offbeat, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: vampire, rescue, mars, spacecraft, space travel, blood, alien, space wars, escapades, imaginary, save the world, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1990
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Hell of the Living Dead (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A tough female reporter and her cameraman boyfriend team up with a four-man commando unit in the New Guinea jungle whom are fighting flesh-eating zombies. NB: Not to be confused with the 1981 American-made film with the same title.
Style: rough, scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, danger, race against time, survival, apocalypse, mad scientist, rescue, deadly creature, supernatural, journalism, disorder, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979
Place: barcelona spain, europe, italy, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.6
 537
Project Viper (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Project Viper is a 2002 movie starring Patrick Muldoon, Theresa Russell, Curtis Armstrong, Tamara Davies. The movie was directed by Jim Wynorski under the pseudonym "Jay Andrews." When a terrifying, bioengineered lifeform is stolen from ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: government agency, small town, alien, special agents, technology gone awry, supernatural, chaos, chase, rivalry, save the world, small town life, disorder ...
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.9
 48K
Ghosts of Mars (2001)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Melanie Ballard (Natasha Henstridge) is a hard nosed police chief in the year 2025. She and a police snatch squad are sent to Mars to apprehend a dangerous criminal James Williams (Ice Cube). Mars has been occupied by humans for some time and they ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, ghost, survival, ghost town, martial arts, zombie, supernatural, danger, alien possession, jail, possession, mining ...
Time: future, 22nd century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.2
 713
Seedpeople (1992)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The citizens of Comet Valley are being taken over by seeds from an alien plant that has taken root there. A sheriff investigates the strange goings-on.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, evil alien, alien, bed and breakfast, save the world, survival, danger, space and aliens, escapades, supernatural, gory, small town life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.8
 902
Nightbeast (1982)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An alien crash lands and goes on a killing spree.
Style: rough, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, murder, violence, alien, monster, motorcycle, evil alien, countryside, battles, violence spree, escapades, space wars ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%