Movies like Contamination

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Contamination (1980)
 5.3
 4K
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, macabre, surprise ending, light, dark humor, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, outer space, evil alien, investigation, good versus evil, murder, survival, danger, race against time, hazmat suit, alien, blood, space travel, supernatural, save the world, heroic mission, conspiracy, alien creature, alien monster, grudge, alien attack, creature, police detective, gore, ship ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, latin america, 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 suspenseful, scary, serious and psychotronic films with plots about danger, deadly, escapades, blood, supernatural, deadly creature and monster mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Contamination: Virus (1999), The Deadly Spawn (1983), Nightmare City (1980), Alien (1979), Horror Planet (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.0
 27K
Virus (1999)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, rough, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, virus, survival, rescue, ship, alien, save the world, first contact, ocean, cyborgs, time travel, deadly creature ...
Time: 90s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, serious, scary, cult film ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: parasite, monster, alien, alien invasion, evil alien, teenage life, heroic mission, alien encounter, outer space, survival, anti hero, gory ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, awful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, rescue, apocalypse, danger, virus, airplane, countryside, survival, violence spree, chaos, race against time, infected ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.4
 791K
Alien (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 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, frightening, captivating, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: alien, space travel, space and aliens, evil alien, monster, outer space, deadly creature, spacecraft, alien encounter, alien monster, fear, scientist ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: pregnancy, murder, alien, evil alien, cons and scams, heroic mission, escapades, save the world, deadly creature, babies and infants, good versus evil, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 4.1
 558
Dark Breed (1996)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Captain Saxon, and agent for the top secret Omega agency, has been given the assignment of tracking down and either capturing or killing the crew members of a secret space mission who returned to Earth against orders. It seems that they were all ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: rescue, alien, astronaut, save the world, heroic mission, race against time, heroes, against the rules, space travel, danger, deadly, undercover ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.6
 757
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, bio weapon, rescue, mutant, technology gone awry, alien encounter, deadly, danger, deadly creature, supernatural, rivalry, secret project ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.9
 26K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, shark, cannibalism, voodoo, island, back from the dead, violence, plague, gory, mad scientist, supernatural, survival ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, monster, artifact, supernatural, investigation, obsessive quest, heroic mission, danger, deadly, mystery, paranormal, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: ancient history, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 3.7
 558
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: suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: experiment gone awry, government agency, alien, survival, save the world, deadly creature, danger, supernatural, deadly, race against time, special agents, chaos ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.5
 32K
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, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, small town, survival, danger, chaos, race against time, quarantine, space and aliens, alien encounter, deadly creature, death, hospital ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 4.9
 51K
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, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, ghost, ghost town, survival, martial arts, chaos, zombie, supernatural, danger, alien possession, graphic violence, jail ...
Time: future, 22nd century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: rough, scary, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, evil alien, astronaut, escapades, space and aliens, supernatural, man versus machine, space travel, danger, a.i., experiment gone awry, battles ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 3.8
 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: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: raped by monster, alien, woman in danger, impregnation, rape, investigation, supernatural, transformation, monster, nudity (full frontal - brief), parasite, evil alien ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.2
 108K
Doom (2005)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Czech Republic, Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A team of space marines known as the Rapid Response Tactical Squad, led by Sarge, is sent to a science facility on Mars after somebody reports a security breach. There, they learn that the alert came after a test subject, a mass murderer ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: deadly creature, monster, danger, mars, good versus evil, video game, quarantine, gory, teleportation, future dystopia, human versus monster, marines ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2020s, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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: suspenseful, gothic, scary, serious, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, dracula, one man army, good versus evil, imaginary, outer space, survival, space travel, ship, supernatural, danger, master villain ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.6
 11K
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, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, toxic, mutant, zombie, police investigation, experiment gone awry, bum, murder, survival, crimes, deadly, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: suspenseful, bleak, exciting, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: vampire, rescue, spacecraft, mars, alien, space travel, blood, deadly, survival, danger, save the world, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1990, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 6.2
 123K
The Thing (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When paleontologist Kate Lloyd travels to an isolated outpost in Antarctica for the expedition of a lifetime, she joins an international team that unearths a remarkable discovery. Their elation quickly turns to fear as they realize that their ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, deadly creature, evil alien, alien encounter, space and aliens, gory, danger, chase, alien invasion, survival, mission gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1982
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.5
 20K
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, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, small town, sheriff, hotel, survival, apocalypse, extinction, danger, monster, quarantine, military, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.0
 17K
Body Snatchers (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Environmental Protection Agency inspector Steve Malone travels to a remote military base in order to check for toxic materials, he brings his family along for the ride. After arriving at the base, his teenage daughter Marti befriends Jean ...
Style: scary, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil alien, soldier, alien invasion, military base, zombie, sleeping, emotionless, teenage life, danger, research, toxic, cloning ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 50s, 1950s
Place: atlanta georgia, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Puppet Masters (1994)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Earth is invaded by alien parasites aka "slugs" that ride on people's backs and control their minds. A trio of American government agents attempt to thwart this.
Style: scary, suspense, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: evil alien, mind control, space and aliens, alien contact, alien, alien invasion, deadly creature, ufo, murder, danger, alien encounter, political corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.4
 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: suspenseful, scary, serious, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, evil alien, monster, alien, planet, gory, distant planet, deadly, heroes, escapades, alien encounter, space wars ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 6.1
 12K
The Crazies (1973)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Citizens of a small town are infected by a biological weapon that causes its victims to become violently insane. As uninfected citizens struggle to survive, the military readies its own response.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, quarantine, epidemic, virus, bio weapon, survival, danger, rescue, on the run, race against time, scientist, pregnancy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, vietnam, usa, asia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.5
 28K
Species II (1998)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Having just returned from a mission to Mars, Commander Ross isn't exactly himself. He's slowly becoming a terrifying alien entity with one goal -- to procreate with human women! When countless women suffer gruesome deaths after bearing ...
Style: scary, futuristic, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly creature, telepathy, femme fatale, evil alien, mars, astronaut, save the world, heroes, space and aliens, transformation, mind reading, quarantine ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, manhattan new york city, pentagon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, desert, soldier, danger, heroic mission, heroes, save the world, deadly, deadly creature, daring rescue, survival, experiment gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
War of the Worlds (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In this modern retelling of H.G. Wells' classic sci-fi horror, civilization is laid to ruin when a super race of aliens invades Earth. In a blink of an eye, massive "walkers" cover the planet, annihilating all in their path. As cities ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, intense, futuristic, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, alien, soldier, astronomer, apocalypse, survival, heroic mission, introspection, save the world, danger, supernatural, deadly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.4
 2K
Bloodsuckers (2005)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Intergalactic vampire hunters. "Buffy" meets "Star Trek" in a "Mad Max" world.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, spacecraft, space travel, survival, heroic mission, save the world, deadly, deadly creature, race against time, supernatural, danger, rivalry ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.0
 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: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: experiment gone awry, deadly creature, save the world, future dystopia, mad scientist, survival, danger, bio weapon, plague, gang, desert, parasite ...
Time: future, year 1992, 90s, 1990s, near future ...
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Zombie Holocaust (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After Malukan immigrants engage in a string of corpse mutilations at various New York City hospitals, a doctor and a morgue assistant travel to the Maluku Islands to investigate.
Style: scary, suspenseful, semi serious, macabre, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, island, mad scientist, survival, investigation, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, psychopath, danger, serial killer, rescue ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, vietnam, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%