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Parasyte: Part 1 (2014)
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Parasyte: Part 1 (2014)
Original name: 寄生獣
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Alien pods come to Earth and, naturally, start taking over Human Hosts. One such pod only manages to take over one human's, Shin Izumi, right arm. Together they grow and co-exist, all the while the other aliens are making meals of other humans; Shin feels he must put a stop to it all, but his alien, Migi, doesn't see why.
Style: enigmatic, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, psychotronic, manga
Plot: alien, body horror, parasite, invasion, police investigation, mutation, creature, alien invasion, high school student, werewolf, mother son relationship, pregnancy, pregnant woman, alien parasite, mother and son, decapitation, head cut off, pregnant

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic and tense films with plots about alien, alien invasion, danger, violence, creature, monster and parasite mostly in Sci-Fi, Horror and Action genres. Some movies like Parasyte: Part 1: Monster Invaders from Space (2018), Meatball Machine (2005), Foreboding (2017), The Mildew from Planet Xonader (2015), Meatball Machine Kodoku (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Parasyte: Part 2 (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Alien pods come to Earth and, naturally, start taking over Human Hosts. One such pod only manages to take over one human's, Shin Izumi, right arm. Together they grow and co-exist, all the while the other aliens are making meals of other humans; ...
Style: psychotronic, manga, captivating, macabre, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, parasite, alien invasion, alien parasite, high school student, werewolf, high school life, survival, romance, body horror, cannibalism, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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Monster Invaders from Space (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Monsters from space attack earth, two scientists and a couple of teenagers try to stop the extraterrestrial invaders.
Style: psychotronic, scary, exciting, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: alien, outer space, invasion, alien invasion, monster, violence, teenager, extraterrestrial, murder, scientist, heroes, chase ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mexico
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Meatball Machine (2005)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Capable of making bio-mechanical weapons out of human flesh, alien parasites grotesquely invade the Earth, turning their hosts into maniacal killers who seek and destroy each other to the bloody death! And yes, it s also a human love story, even ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, exciting, experimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, parasite, invasion, dark humor, chaos, deadly creature, love affair, rivalry, terminal illness, evil alien, transformation, space and aliens ...
Place: asia, japan
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54%
 5.7
 351
Foreboding (2017)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Miyuki tells Etsuko that she has a ghost in her home. When Etsuko goes to her home, there is only her father there. Etsuko takes her to the hospital, Miyuki receives a diagnosis that she lacks the concept of 'family'.
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, suspense, visually appealing, contemplative
Plot: alien invasion, doctor, husband wife relationship, japanese woman, man in a wheelchair, alien, moon, physician, husband, wife, hospital, mirror ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Mildew from Planet Xonader (2015)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The year is 1984. Researchers at the secretive Bentan Labs are celebrating the completion of their latest weapons project: a previously unknown type of mildew, capable of spreading and consuming any kind of vegetation... and ideal for attacking ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, splatter
Plot: mutation, alien life-form, dismemberment, secret laboratory, survival, laboratory, scientific research, alien creature, survival horror, research laboratory, genetic mutation, research ...
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Meatball Machine Kodoku (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nobody knows where they came from. They parasitize in human beings, take control of them and change their bodies into hideous monsters (Necro-borg). The Necro-borg fight each other until the other dies. Where did they come from? To what end? Yuji ...
Style: psychotronic, suspenseful, exciting, unusual plot structure, suspense ...
Plot: evil alien, extraterrestrial, alien possession, alien creature, alien, alien race, alien species, alien life-form, japanese woman, human alien relationship, alien parasite, human versus alien ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
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The Sky Has Fallen (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Within a couple of hours, a new disease wipes out almost all of mankind. Trying to avoid infection, people flee to remote locations, but they start seeing mysterious black figures, carrying away the dead and experimenting on them. Now, Lance and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, suspense
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Alienate (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A couple on the brink of ending their marriage spend a weekend in different cities. After a cataclysmic event strikes, the husband embarks on a physical and emotional quest to return home as a nation prepares for the worst.
Style: suspense, psychotronic, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: alien invasion, human versus alien, survivor, alien, society, alien encounter, worldwide chaos, death, near death experience, humanity, apocalypse, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, research, toxic, cloning, invasion ...
Time: 90s, 50s
Place: atlanta georgia, alabama
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45%
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Shin Godzilla (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: From the mind behind Evangelion comes a hit larger than life. When a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and tears through the city, the government scrambles to save its citizens. A rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red ...
Style: tense, serious, suspense, dark, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Sputnik (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: At the height of the Cold War, a Soviet spacecraft crash lands after a mission gone awry, leaving the commander as its only survivor. After a renowned Russian psychologist is brought in to evaluate the commander’s mental state, it becomes clear ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, tense, scary ...
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Gantz (2010)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After trying to rescue a man on the subway tracks, two teens wake up in a room dominated by a mysterious black sphere that sends them to hunt down and kill aliens hiding on Earth.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien, supernatural, afterlife, evil alien, self sacrifice, heroic mission, good versus evil, graphic violence, alien encounter, save the world, superhuman powers, heroes ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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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: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: 80s
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Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 179 min.
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Time: victorian era, 20th century, 19th century, 1890s, turn of the century
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Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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Audience: teens
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Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
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Story: The first remake of the paranoid infiltration classic moves the setting for the invasion, from a small town to the city of San Francisco and starts as Matthew Bennell notices that several of his friends are complaining that their close relatives are ...
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The War in Space (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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Plot: alien invasion, outer space, alien, spacecraft, space opera, invasion, venus the planet, disaster, catastrophe
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 8.4
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Alien³ (1992)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
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