Movies like Stigma 1972

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Stigma (1972)
 5.6
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Stigma (1972)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A black doctor ex-convict returns to the all-white town he knows as home and discovers a deadly disease threatening the citizens. He must fight prejudice and time if he is to save the town.
Plot: doctor, sheriff, epidemic, virus, island, conspiracy, racial slur, lighthouse, infection, brothel, teenage girl, infected, small town, promiscuity, sexually transmitted disease, hick, unprotected sex, syphilis, venereal disease, african american protagonist

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, tense and realistic films with plots about doctor, virus, murder, danger, deadly, island and epidemic mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Stigma: Contagion (2011), Maternal Instincts (1996), Nowhere to Run (1989), Carriers (1998), Fate (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 196K
Contagion (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: plague, quarantine, infected, epidemic, scientist, fate of humanity, vaccine, chaos and mayhem, virus, death, paranoia, power of media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, asia, hong kong, geneva switzerland, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Maternal Instincts (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pregnant doctor's life is made hell by the deranged patient to whom she gave a hysterectomy, without the patient's consent.
Plot: doctor, cancer, miscarriage, pregnant wife, pregnancy, killer, maternity ward, pregnant, pregnant woman, expectant father, revenge, nurse
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Nowhere to Run (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Rural Texas, 1960 -- An age of good times and innocence, when growing up was supposed to be easy. Six high school seniors know the terrible secret that will make the difference in the biggest election in the county's history. Now they must make ...
Plot: sheriff, jail, coming of age, high school, small town, corruption, teenager, murder, election, secret
Time: 1960s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.0
 187
Carriers (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A female Army doctor and a journalist team up to track a killer virus.
Plot: epidemic, password, traffic accident, informant, biological warfare, dead boy, harbor, quarantine, military, doctor, cover up, missing child ...
Place: usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 4.6
 144
Fate (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: Serial killers have plagued the American landscape for decades, committing gruesome atrocities, and providing some tough cases for criminal investigators to crack. This thriller follows the travails of two detectives who are on the trail of a ...
Plot: murder of a nude woman, serial killer, serial murder, female nudity, murder, nude woman murdered
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Endangered Species (1982)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thriller about a New York ex-cop and an attractive female sheriff who fall in love while investigating a string of mysterious cattle mutilations in a small Colorado town. Urich is great as Reuben Castle, the retired alcoholic police lieutenant out ...
Style: based on true events, serious, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Plot: investigation, conspiracy, small town, blackmail, sheriff, military, scientist, journalist, reporter, mystery, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Ankur Arora Murder Case (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Romesh (Arjun Mathur) was a young medical intern who dared to dream. He was in awe of Dr. Asthana (Kay Kay Menon), the Chief of Surgery of the Shekhawat General Hospital. All he wanted to was be like him. He lived in with Riya, his co-intern and the ...
Plot: surgery, surgeon, doctor, death of child, loss of son
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Contracted: Phase II (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Picking up directly where the previous film left off, the story follows Riley, one of the last people to come in contact with Samantha, as he scrambles to track down those responsible for the outbreak before the highly contagious disease not only ...
Plot: virus, infection, body horror, serial killer, parasite, zombie, blood, self surgery, disease, necrophilia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.6
 690
Escape (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Husband and wife doctors Paul and Kim Jordan need a drastic change. Distraught by the inexplicable death of their baby, Paul (C. Thomas Howell) convinces Kim to abandon their American lives and join a medical mission in Thailand. It seems to be just ...
Style: christian film
Plot: christian, prisoner, escape, missing person, doctor, faith, police, talking to god, bible, gunshot wound, grief, sailboat ...
Place: jordan, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.6
 98K
Outbreak (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A deadly airborne virus finds its way into the USA and starts killing off people at an epidemic rate. Col Sam Daniels' job is to stop the virus spreading from a small town, which must be quarantined, and to prevent an over reaction by the White ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, research, quarantine, epidemic, monkey, antidote, river, army, serum, medical research, danger, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: usa, africa, california, atlanta georgia, maryland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
 5K
Flu (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Infected through the respiratory system, there is a new kind of disease that kills in 36 hours once infected. The people of the city struggle to survive this. The worst epidemic ever seen is sweeping through Bundang, the suburb of Seoul. After ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: plague, epidemic, survival, quarantine, infected, race against time, virus, chaos and mayhem, life is a bitch, chaos, chases and races, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Voyage of Terror (1998)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An infectious disease researcher is on a cruise with her daughter when an ebola-type virus attacks the ship's passengers and crew.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, cruise ship, cruise, doctor, white house, quarantine, disease, u.s. president, virus, ship, helicopter, ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Five Desperate Women (1971)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Five young women vacation together at a resort on an isolated island. They are the resort's only customers and, aside from the boat captain who brought them here and the resort's handyman, Wylie, the island's only inhabitants. When ...
Plot: murder, sabotage, island, stranded, female protagonist, dog, strangulation, terror, dead woman on bed, stranded on an island, barefoot, dead woman on floor
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Tender Loving Care (1973)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Teenage nurses give love therapy. Lots of action when they try to straighten out the corrupt hospital staff.
Plot: hospital, drug addiction, blackmail, corruption, female nudity, shower, doctor, nurse, murder, sex
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.8
 23K
Cape Fear (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sam Bowden witnesses a rape committed by Max Cady and testifies against him. When released after 8 years in prison, Cady begins stalking Bowden and his family but is always clever enough not to violate the law.
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: small town, psychopath, lawyer, neo noir, boat, dog, girl, poison, mind game, murder, family in danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 6K
Inhale (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A couple goes to dangerous lengths to find a lung donor for their daughter.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: transplant, doctor, obsessive quest, parents and children, daughter, money, child illness, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family problems, race against time, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.2
 90
The Body (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A beautiful woman who lives on an island with her abusive husband, entices a young man into a murder-for-money plot.
Plot: island, love triangle, murder, abusive husband, female nudity, sex
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The Cassandra Crossing is an all-star disaster spectacular telling of the terrifying odyssey of 1000 doomed passengers trapped aboard a plague-infested train. A terrorist infected with a deadly virus boards the Stockholm to Geneva Express and ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, plague, drug dealing, adventure, hippie, suicide bomber, fake priest, quarantine, bridge, terrorist, doctor, survival ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, sweden, poland, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 3K
Devil's Pond (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: What starts out as a romantic honeymoon on a deserted island turns into a horrible nightmare as Julianne discovers that her new husband is psychotic...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological
Plot: island, woman in danger, isolation, psychopath, honeymoon, couple relations, vengeance, confined, danger, family problems, newlyweds, insanity ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.7
 2K
Eden (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, Malaysia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After their plane crashes off the coast of a deserted Pacific island, the surviving members of an American soccer team find themselves in the most dire of circumstances with limited resources, dwindling food supply and no rescue coming any time ...
Plot: island, crash, team, airplane, survival, soccer, struggle for survival, plane crash, fight, suicide, severed arm, mercy killing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An outbreak of avian flu mutates into a virus that becomes transmittable from human to human.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, tense
Plot: isolation, chaos and mayhem, plague, danger, society, chaos, race against time, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, deadly, escapades, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 468
End Day (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: An exploration into the various ways in which, within the circumstances of one day, civilisation could be brought to an abrupt end..
Plot: black hole, volcano, experiment, virus, epidemic, tsunami, end of the world, meteor, airport, father son relationship, alarm clock, disaster film ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 216
Pandemic (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: ER doctor Tsuyoshi Matsuoka receives a patient with a virus unlike anything he's seen before. His symptoms include high fever, convulsions, vomiting of blood and multiple organ failure. Could this be a new form of influenza or is it some other ...
Style: suspense
Plot: research, virus, epidemic, plague, quarantine, disease, pandemic, medical profession, disaster film, influenza, doctor
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 5.8
 10K
Retreat (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kate and Martin escape from personal tragedy to an Island Retreat. Cut off from the outside world, their attempts to recover are shattered when a man is washed ashore, with news of airborne killer disease that is sweeping through Europe.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, island, soldier, estate, confined, couple relations, apocalypse, danger, couples, deadly virus, virus, axe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The House Next Door (2002)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A newlywed couple move into their dream home only to find that their next door neighbor isn't as good-natured as they had initially thought.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, amateur detective, serial killer, crumbling marriage, domestic disturbance, investigation, mind game, couple relations, family in danger, missing person, woman in danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 188
Nor'easter (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young and inexperienced priest encourages a family to declare their long-missing son dead, but once they do, the boy mysteriously returns, testing the priest's commitment to church doctrine over the laws of the natural world.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: clergy, church, moral dilemma, island, missing child, small town, religions or cults, society, social relations, brainwashing, pedophile, priest
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 2K
Eureka (1983)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An Alaskan gold prospector (Gene Hackman) lives in luxury with his family on an island gangsters want.
Style: serious, atmospheric, surreal, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: island, wealth, greed, intrigue, rise and fall, obsession, dishonesty, gangsters, parents and children, courtroom drama, ambition, crimes ...
Time: 20s, 40s, 20th century
Place: caribbean, mine, canada, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
What Still Remains (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After the loss of her family, a young woman struggles to survive in a world long-since destroyed by disease; but when a lonely traveler offers her a place in his community, she must decide if the promise of a better life is worth the risk of ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, intense, tense
Plot: virus, community, survival, secrets, female protagonist, weapons, religious, tied to a tree, tied up, loss of family, religious cult, pandemic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Feminine Touch (1995)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jenny Baron (Paige Turco) is a beautiful investigative reporter swept into a deadly conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of the government. When she is assigned to get the story of charismatic Presidential candidate Senator Ashton (George ...
Plot: female reporter, secret agent, presidential candidate, tied up, murder, conspiracy, attempted drowning, bathtub, computer disc, political intrigue
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
And the Band Played On (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.
Style: touching, talky, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, gay, virus, hiv, doctor, epidemic, terminal illness, deadly virus, lgbt, gender, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, africa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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