Movies like Stigma 1972

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Stigma
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: epidemic, sheriff, doctor, island, virus, conspiracy, unprotected sex, hick, infected, african american protagonist, venereal disease, syphilis, lighthouse, sexually transmitted disease, promiscuity, infection, racial slur, brothel, teenage girl, small town

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, suspense and realistic films with plots about doctor, virus, danger, epidemic, deadly, conspiracy and death mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Stigma: The Cassandra Crossing (1976), Cape Fear (1962), Outbreak (1995), Flu (2013), Cordon (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Cassandra Crossing
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, chase, adventure, survival, plague, drug dealing, catastrophe, fugitives, military, government agency, virus, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: europe, sweden, poland, new orleans
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 7.8
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Cape Fear
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, psychological, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: lawyer, vengeance, small town, family, murder, sexual abuse, crime, revenge, psychopath, neo noir, violence, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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System:   76%
    User:   79%
 
 6.6
 98K
Outbreak
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, suspense, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monkey, virus, chase, conspiracy, race against time, research, military, small town, natural disaster, betrayal, chaos and mayhem, weapons ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: africa, california, usa, cuba, san francisco ...
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System:   73%
    User:   70%
 
 6.8
 5K
Flu
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: race against time, survival, chaos and mayhem, plague, life is a bitch, chaos, epidemic, chases and races, danger, deadly, virus, quarantine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   81%
 
Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America
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: chaos and mayhem, plague, danger, society, chaos, isolation, race against time, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, deadly, escapades, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
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System:   66%
    User:   77%
 
 7.5
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Cordon
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 50 min.
Story: A cordon seals off a section of Antwerp when a deadly virus threatens the city. People are left to their own devices which brings out the best but also the worst.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: isolation, plague, confined, human nature, chaos and mayhem, danger, quarantine, virus, chaos, disease, apocalypse, politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, antwerp, europe
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System:   66%
    User:   59%
 
 6.6
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Instinct
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a prison for the criminally insane, deranged anthropologist Ethan Powell is set to be examined by a bright young psychiatrist, Theo Caulder. Driven by ambition and a hunger for the truth, Caulder will eventually risk everything -- even put his ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, redemption, prison, jungle, psychiatrist, psychology, psychologist, revenge, freedom, insanity, violence, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, africa, usa, cuba, rwanda
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   60%
 
Children of the Corn: The Gathering
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Grace Rhodes, who is studying to be a doctor, returns to her hometown as a strange illness is afflicting the local children. The symptoms include a high fever and spasms, but even weirder is what happens the next day: All those with the illness ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, gory, serial killer, violence, blood, murder, children, supernatural, ghost, mystery, corn, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   49%
 
 7.4
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The Strain
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, macabre, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, survival, danger, deadly, supernatural, save the world, infected, heroic mission, vampire slayer, chaos and mayhem, gory, shooting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   62%
 
 6.6
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Contagion
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: virus, death, chaos and mayhem, epidemic, vaccine, humanity, fate of humanity, paranoia, quarantine, scientist, doctors, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, asia, minnesota, california, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   50%
 
 5.2
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Pandemic
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: plague, research, virus, epidemic, disaster film, quarantine, medical profession, disease, pandemic, influenza, doctor
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   54%
 
 5.0
 187
Carriers
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, traffic accident, biological warfare, dead boy, informant, password, quarantine, cover up, military, doctor, hospital, jeep ...
Place: usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   52%
 
And the Band Played On
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, serious, emotional, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, gay, virus, politics, tragedy, death, investigation, gays and lesbians, male nudity, greed, homosexuality, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, africa, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   46%
 
The Andromeda Strain
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When virtually all of the residents of Piedmont, New Mexico, are found dead after the return to Earth of a space satellite, the head of the US Air Force's Project Scoop declares an emergency. A group of eminent scientists led by Dr. Jeremy ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: science, survival, nasa, alien, small town, virus, desert, race against time, investigation, laboratory, space program, technology ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   51%
 
The Ghost and the Darkness
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sir Robert Beaumont is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project's ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful, serious, factual ...
Plot: adventure, jungle, survival, culture clash, hunting, revenge, dangerous animal, death, indians, supernatural, chase, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya
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System:   44%
    User:   50%
 
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Retreat
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, estate, confined, soldier, couple relations, apocalypse, danger, couples, deadly virus, pistol, stranded on an island ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   50%
 
Endangered Species
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, mind bending ...
Plot: crimes, mystery, small town, deadly, evil alien, investigation, palaces castles and temples, alien encounter, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, small town life, environmentalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   36%
 
 5.7
 2K
Malone
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Erstwhile C.I.A. assassin Richard Malone hopes for a tranquil retirement in the placid Pacific Northwest, but what he gets is a rumble with a right-wing extremist plotting a secret revolution. Adapted from the novel "Shotgun," by William ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, uninhibited rivalry, tough heroes, hitman, danger, deadly, dishonesty, assassin, cia, heroes, special agents, chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: langley virginia, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   34%
 
 4.6
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Escape
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 ...
Plot: christian, missing person, doctor, faith, police, escape, prisoner, bible, talking to god, gunshot wound, held captive, island ...
Place: jordan, thailand
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System:   42%
    User:   50%
 
 5.1
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Contagious
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When some shrimp from Mexico, tainted with Cholera, is served to some people on a plane bound for LA. An outbreak ensues. And a doctor sets out to find the source and contain it before it turns into a epidemic. And if things weren't bad enough, ...
Plot: plague, medical, medical mask, surgical mask, quarantine, answering machine, stepmother, shrimp, cholera, dead children, aviation, latex gloves ...
Place: taipei, colombia
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System:   41%
    User:   48%
 
Voyage of Terror
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: cruise ship, cruise, doctor, mother daughter relationship, quarantine, white house, disease, mutiny, ocean, helicopter, virus, ship ...
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System:   40%
    User:   40%
 
Double Jeopardy
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.
Style: suspenseful, serious, gloomy, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: crime, betrayal, prison, vengeance, murder, lawyer, chase, revenge, courtroom, internet, protagonist as suspect, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new orleans, san francisco, georgia
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System:   40%
    User:   40%
 
Punishment Park
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In this fictional documentary, U.S. prisons are at capacity, and President Nixon declares a state of emergency. All new prisoners, most of whom are connected to the antiwar movement, are now given the choice of jail time or spending three days in ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, gloomy, offbeat ...
Plot: desert, soldier, politics, college, society, anti war, murder, future dystopia, military, violence, political unrest, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: california, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   36%
 
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Little Nikita
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Roy Parmenter is an FBI agent in San Diego; 20 years ago his partner was killed by a Soviet spy, nicknamed Scuba, still at large. Scuba is now trying to extort the Soviets; to prove he's serious, he's killing their agents one by one, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: espionage, spy, fbi, russian, investigation, government agency, spies, death, conspiracy, chase, mentor, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, russia, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   34%
 
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End Day
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: meteor, black hole, volcano, tsunami, virus, epidemic, end of the world, experiment, father son relationship, airport, repeated event, disaster film ...
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System:   37%
    User:   40%
 
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ReGenesis
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 49 min.
Story: ReGenesis is a Canadian television program produced by The Movie Network and Movie Central in conjunction with Shaftesbury Films. The series, which ran for four seasons, revolves around the scientists of NorBAC, a fictional organization with a lab ...
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: investigation, government agency, scientist, laboratory, disease, virus, danger, state affairs, politics, fighting crime, save the world, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   31%
 
Medical Investigation
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Medical Investigation was an American medical drama television series that began September 9, 2004, on NBC. It ran for 20 one-hour episodes before being cancelled in 2005. The series was co-produced by Paramount Network Television and NBC Universal ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: public health, investigation, mystery, doctors and patients, plague, epidemic, workplace situations, danger, power relations, disease, workplace, deadly virus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   36%
 
 6.0
 3K
Masquerade
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A recently orphaned millionairess, Olivia, really hates her scheming step-father. Olivia finds love with a young yacht racing captain, Tim, who isn't completely truthful with her. When the two run into a problem the local cop, who happens to be ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, gloomy, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: betrayal, murder, mystery, neo noir, greed, death, resort, dangerous attraction, crime, plot twist, twists & turns, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   34%
 
Covert One: The Hades Factor
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino, Academy and Golden Globe Award winner Anjelica Huston and Stephen Dorff star in this nail-biting tale of action and intrigue about members of an elite undercover team who race against time to locate the source of a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, suspense
Plot: plague, chases and races, danger, adventure, deadly, dishonesty, undercover, heroes, investigation, spy, virus, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: seattle washington, berlin germany, maryland, paris france, washington d.c.
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System:   35%
    User:   41%
 
Fierce People
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A massage therapist looking to overcome her addictions and reconnect with her son, whose father is an anthropologist in South America studying the Yanomani people, moves in with a wealthy ex-client.
Style: serious, clever, realistic, sentimental, biting
Plot: addiction, parents and children, social differences, family relations, coming of age, fall in love, single parent, anthropology, single mother, money, billionaire, drug abuse ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   30%
 
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