Movies like Contagion 2002

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Contagion (2002)
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Contagion (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 21st Century, terrorists have developed a new way to strike: disease. Not only have they created a deadly Level Four Ebola virus, their first victim is the President of the United States. The virus is particularly contagious and is spreading. If a cure cannot be found, the only chance for saving the world from epidemic is for the army to destroy the hospital and the town where the victims, including the President, are currently contained. The clock is ticking. As doctors search for a cure the military seeks to annihilate them all in a race to stop the deadly path of the contagion. Can the spread be stopped before its too late?
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, terrorism, save the day, plague, bio weapon, danger, chaos, deadly, race against time, undercover, state affairs, quarantine, antidote, distopia, heroes, save the world, secret agents, good versus evil, chase, chases and races, chaos and mayhem, escapades, catastrophe, president
Time: contemporary

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Most similar movies to Contagion

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about danger, race against time, chases and races, heroes, chaos, deadly and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Contagion: Warning Sign (1985), Toxic Skies (2008), WarGames: The Dead Code (2008), Shakedown (2002), Waterborne (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Warning Sign (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An accident occurs in an ultra-secret government biological weapons laboratory spreading a sinister bacteria.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, scary, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, laboratory, contamination, bio weapon, biological warfare, experiment gone awry, plague, life is a bitch, supernatural, danger, deadly, zombie ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah
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 4.9
 892
Toxic Skies (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A doctor must find a cure for a viral epidemic that is spreading through vapors from jets.
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Plot: save the world, race against time, supernatural, survival, life is a bitch, danger, chaos, deadly, isolation, terminal illness, future dystopia, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
WarGames: The Dead Code (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Computer hacker Will Farmer engages a government super-computer named Ripley in an online terrorist-attack simulation game. Little does Farmer know that Ripley has been designed to appeal to potential terrorists, and certain software glitches have ...
Style: serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bomb, nuclear bomb, terrorism, deadly, race against time, prodigy, government agency, heroes, technology gone awry, chaos, technophobia, nuclear threat ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., afghanistan, tehran iran, bosnia, montreal quebec canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.7
 339
Shakedown (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Los Angeles a deadly plague called the 'Pandora' virus is stolen from a high-security installation...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, plague, virus, fbi, save the day, race against time, danger, secret agents, terrorism, one man army, deadly, government agency ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 762
Waterborne (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Heera Bhatti, an American-Sikh, runs a corner store in Los Angeles with the help of her son, Vikram, and Gulu. She does not approve of Vikram's Caucasian girlfriend, Lillian, and would prefer that Vikram marry a Punjabi girl, but Vikram has ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: survival, terrorism, contamination, danger, plague, bio weapon, deadly, racism, husband wife relationship, thirst, violence, society ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, usa
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43%
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Venomous (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Mutant snakes survived a terrorist attack on a government laboratory, and they now threaten the town of Santa Mira Springs, California. Seismic activity has brought snakes to the surface, where residents are being bitten. Victims can transmit the ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: snake, small town, dangerous animal, epidemic, survival, plague, race against time, deadly creature, heroic mission, undercover, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Prometheus Trap (2012)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the future, mankind's quest for answers will take them to the edge of the universe... but the knowledge they seek should never be known. In deep space, the military cruiser Venom is diverted from its mission to investigate a derelict ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, exciting, offbeat ...
Plot: race against time, space travel, survival, escapades, space wars, chaos, heroes, changing the past or future, spacecraft, terrorism, danger, time travel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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41%
 3.7
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Locusts (2005)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Horror, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dr. Maddy Rierdon, an investigator for the Department of Agriculture, is the only person who can protect America from a deadly breed of bioengineered locusts.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, scary, rough ...
Plot: dangerous animal, chaos, danger, save the day, experiment gone awry, deadly, heroes, race against time, disorder, chases and races, destruction, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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antidote movies
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distopia movies
1933
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Landslide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Manhattan fireman Mark Decker visits, for the first time, his Steven in his ex Emma's new apartment in one of her dad Donald Richardson's development estates, at the foot of Diamand-back Mountain. But Don's ambitious executive Stewart ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, survival, escapades, race against time, danger, adventure, chases and races, pregnancy, rescue, father son relationship, heroes, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Flying Virus (2001)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a series of Amazonian Indian attacks on US owned petroleum installation in Brazil, both governments start a secret 'special program'. In fact colonel Ezekial's men use GM killer bees to eradicate the tribes. During an Indian ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: experiment gone awry, survival, heroic mission, bio weapon, deadly creature, save the day, chaos, danger, deadly, supernatural, race against time, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Right at Your Door (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A dirty bomb goes off in Los Angeles, jamming freeways and spreading a toxic cloud.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: save the day, danger, deadly, race against time, isolation, terrorism, toxic, couples, americana, separated, infection, bomb ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, 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: suspenseful, bleak, serious, tense
Plot: isolation, epidemic, heroic mission, plague, experiment gone awry, race against time, society, danger, life is a bitch, deadly, heroes, chaos ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia, angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Adrenalin: Fear the Rush (1996)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In a not-too-distant future, a lethal virus sweeps across Europe, prompting the creation of quarantine refugee camps in the United States. Police officers Delon (Natasha Henstridge) and Lemieux (Christopher Lambert) learn of a grisly murder in the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, futuristic, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: future dystopia, virus, survival, danger, chaos, investigation, life is a bitch, race against time, quarantine, catastrophe, plague, fantasy world ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: boston, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.2
 901
Storm War (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A series of freak weather occurrences around Washington D.C. reunites two estranged brothers who are the sons of a once prestigious climate scientist. One of them suspects their father is behind it and upon further investigation, they discover that ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disaster movie, tense, humorous ...
Plot: disaster film, chaos and mayhem, chaos, race against time, save the day, danger, escapades, heroes, mad scientist, siblings relations, forces of nature, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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WW 3 (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Larry Sullivan is a white collar FBI agent, but when a mysterious virus strikes on board a cruise ship he's send to his uncle John, a recluse who shoots at strangers, but one of the last surviving experts from the 1960s programs to develop ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Plot: bio weapon, terrorism, heroes, special agents, race against time, rivalry, danger, track down, plague, deadly, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Flu (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
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: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, bleak ...
Plot: epidemic, plague, deadly virus, infected, quarantine, virus, survival, deadly, chaos, chaos and mayhem, life is a bitch, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Where Have All the People Gone (1974)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A strange series of solar flares proves fatal for inhabitants of the Earth, except for the fortunate few who are somehow immune from the effects. Animals go insane and human beings turn to white powder, leaving behind only empty clothing. A handful ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, catastrophe, chaos, nuclear holocaust, demolished city, family life, forces of nature, chaos and mayhem, distopia, supernatural, escapades, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.8
 639
Tides of War (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the cold, dark waters off North Korea a U.S. Navy fast attack submarine meets with a mysterious disaster - it's attacked and nearly sunk by an ominous stealth submarine resulting in the deaths of the Executive Officer and the Engineering ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, rescue, heroic mission, military life, danger, underwater, survival, leadership, undercover, race against time, government agency, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Seattle Superstorm (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An object is shot down over Seattle and the debris begins to effect the local weather ultimately threatening the whole world.
Style: disaster movie, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: catastrophe, disaster film, save the day, forces of nature, meteorite, chases and races, soldier, race against time, save the world, escapades, space and aliens, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Panic at Rock Island (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An island on spectacular Sydney Harbour. Summer sun Top international artists. Tens of thousands of music fans from across the world Idyllic... Until unimaginable disaster strikes.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: plague, chaos, deadly, danger, family in danger, quarantine, island, antidote, society, death, murder, rock ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Illegal experimentation accidentally rips open a previously unknown hidden magma reserve directly under Manhattan!
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, save the day, danger, rescue, forces of nature, experiment gone awry, adventure, volcano, race against time, undercover, disaster film, secret project ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Genius Club (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Seven geniuses, with IQs over 200, are plucked from their lives on Christmas Eve to try to solve the world's problems in one night
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: save the day, psychopath, society, deadly, mastermind, redemption, special agents, undercover, danger, prodigy, race against time, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Sky's on Fire (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The ozone is depleted and as a result of this all sorts things are happening like lethal insects flying around. A scientist tries to warn everybody about this but no one seems to believe him. When his predictions come true they now turn to him for ...
Style: serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, save the day, anti heroes, race against time, rescue, deadly, anti hero, catastrophe, chaos, dangerous animal, escapades, future dystopia ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Viral Assassins (1997)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: To some, it’s murder. To them, it’s just work. The Troma Team is proud to present Robert Larkin’s intense sci-fi thriller Viral Assassins. In the not so distant future, a terminal disease will make cancer look like the common cold. The ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, exciting ...
Plot: virus, chaos, deadly, race against time, danger, life is a bitch, rivalry, plague, antidote, government conspiracy, hitman, crimes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 581
Counterstrike (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Secret Service agent and his brother, a reckless ATF agent, try to stop a group of extreme right-wing U.S. military mercenaries, led by a fanatic Taiwanese vixen, who hijack the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner with the U.S. and Chinese presidents on ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, rescue, adventure, daring rescue, confined, deadly, danger, save the day, race against time, special agents, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.7
 334
Thirst (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A chemical engineer, who recently moved to town, struggles to find a way to kill a deadly new variant of Cryptosporidium that has infiltrated the town's water supply, causing people who drink it to die of thirst.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: quarantine, hospital, deadly, race against time, chases and races, danger, escapades, adventure, chaos, couple relations, plague, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.5
 868
Alien Siege (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alien Siege is a 2005 Sci-Fi Channel Original Movie about an alien race that comes to Earth seeking a cure to a deadly virus, for which the antidote is human blood.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, save the world, rescue, heroic mission, supernatural, deadly, deadly creature, danger, space and aliens, race against time, parents and children, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Chain Reaction (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Contaminated by a nuclear-plant spill, an Australian worker hides with a woman and tries to warn the public.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: contamination, radiation, chase, quarantine, conspiracy, survival, corporate crimes, apocalypse, race against time, danger, car chase, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.3
 603
Hour of Valor (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Presidential candidate running against the Vice-President plans a trip to the Balkans to negotiate the release of American servicemen being held hostage. Before he leaves, he receives a disk documenting evidence that the Vice-President has been ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, state affairs, political conspiracy, deadly, race against time, secret agents, save the day, danger, law enforcement, adventure, undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
State of Emergency (2011)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Chaos consumes a small town when a chemical facility explodes releasing a deadly toxin. Moments after the leak, the town's residents show signs of mutation, causing the military to quarantine the area leaving any survivors helpless and trapped ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak
Plot: zombie, survival, isolation, plague, chaos, quarantine, deadly, danger, small town, insulin, helicopter, rooftop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%