Movies like Contamination

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Contamination (1980)
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, light, macabre
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, alien, creature, police detective, blood, alien attack, gore, egg, outer space, murder, investigation, good versus evil, gory, androids and robots, deadly creature, zombie, ship, race against time, save the world, survival, alien encounter, heroic mission, space travel, chases and races, space and aliens ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, latin america, usa, south america, colombia, manhattan new york city, florida ...

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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 rough films with plots about deadly, danger, supernatural, escapades, gory, heroes and deadly creature mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Contamination: Virus (1999), Horror Planet (1981), Zombie (1979), The Deadly Spawn (1983), Alien (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, rough, bleak, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: virus, ship, survival, rescue, adventure, ocean or sea, save the world, heroic mission, deadly creature, robot, aliens, first contact ...
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary
Plot: alien, pregnancy, murder, gory, dangerous animal, deadly creature, save the world, alien encounter, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, space travel, good versus evil ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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, serious, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, island, shark, violence, tropical island, gory, cannibalism, mad scientist, back from the dead, plague, survival, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, 80s
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: parasite, alien, monster, alien invasion, anti heroes, outer space, gory, deadly creature, camping, evil alien, save the world, survival ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 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, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, evil alien, space and aliens, outer space, deadly creature, alien encounter, scientist, alien, monster, survival, alien invasion ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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: suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: outer space, alien, planet, monster, gory, distant planet, rescue, space wars, danger, escapades, adventure, space and aliens ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, suspenseful, serious, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, monster, toxic, gore, blood, police investigation, decapitation, mutant, bum, sewer, police detective, flamethrower ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: hospital, small town, astronaut, mutant, gory, a.i., androids and robots, deadly creature, mad scientist, zombie, man versus machine, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, serious, rough, scary, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly creature, evil alien, anti heroes, mysterious planet, alien encounter, survival, tough heroes, outer space, monster, darkness, comet, space travel ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, biting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, countryside, airplane, virus, rescue, apocalypse, danger, contamination, gory, deadly creature, slasher, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979
Place: southern italy, rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, laboratory, mad scientist, planet, genetics, deadly creature, gory, space station, alien encounter, experiment gone awry, save the planet, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, creature, alien monster, scientist, slime, alien, parallel world, gory, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: rat, survivor, mutant, dangerous animal, deadly creature, gory, laboratory, urban, danger, survival, save the world, deadly ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, satellite, gory, deadly creature, evil alien, secret project, mad scientist, rescue, alien encounter, experiment gone awry, technology gone awry, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, scary
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: desert, supernatural, soldier, deadly creature, danger, heroic mission, deadly, heroes, daring rescue, save the world, survival, experiment gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, british horror ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: train, monk, evil alien, monster, alien, zombie, good versus evil, anthropologist, fossil, crate, cossack, gothic horror ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, prehistory, 80s
Place: china, siberia, russia, asia, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, rape, alien, evil alien, gory, doctor, attack, alien encounter, woman in danger, danger, deadly, space and aliens ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: laboratory, alien, desert, deadly creature, gory, mad scientist, mutant, zombie, race against time, save the world, survival, apocalypse ...
Time: future, 20th century, year 1998, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 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, serious, rough, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: desert, small town, on the run, gang, mad scientist, gory, androids and robots, deadly creature, laboratory, zombie, save the world, survival ...
Time: future, year 1992, 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: mars, spacecraft, vampire, rescue, blood, alien, space travel, benign alien, deadly creature, moon, space exploration, save the world ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, twists and turns, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, museum, artifact, darkness, professor, good versus evil, mad scientist, investigation, obsessive quest, gory, occult, island ...
Time: ancient history, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: semi serious, offbeat, suspenseful, scary, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, space wars, gory, good versus evil, alien encounter, spacecraft, space and aliens, danger, escapades, dangerous animal, journalism, rescue ...
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, rough, scary, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, ghost, ghost town, martial arts, survival, supernatural, danger, zombie, alien possession, jail, possession, alternate reality ...
Time: future, 22nd century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 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: suspenseful, scary, serious, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: small town, supernatural, sheriff, hotel, good versus evil, gory, deadly creature, supernatural ability, race against time, survival, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, semi serious, rough, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, island, mad scientist, jungle, cannibal, mad doctor, gory, apocalypse, deadly creature, undead, experiment, survival ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, vietnam, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.2
 99K
Doom (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: futuristic, suspenseful, rough, suspense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: deadly creature, future dystopia, mars, teleportation, gory, heroic mission, monster, danger, dark hero, alien, chase, military ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2020s, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, motorcycle, alien, monster, countryside, benign alien, gory, alien encounter, danger, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.9
 4K
Zombi 3 (1988)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a terrorist's body, infected with a stolen chemical, is recovered by the US military, the corpse is cremated, unintentionally releasing the virus/bacteria into the atmosphere over a small island. Soon the infected populace mutate into ...
Style: serious, rough, scary, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, hotel, gore, corpse, living dead, terrorist, blood, scientist, military, violence, pregnancy, gory ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, dracula, outer space, good versus evil, deadly creature, ship, space marine, ghost, master villain, one man army, zombie, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: serious, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, evil alien, bed and breakfast, alien, gory, deadly creature, forest, mind control, transformation, survival, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%