Movies like Panic at Rock Island

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Panic at Rock Island (2011)
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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, rough, realistic
Plot: plague, chaos, danger, family in danger, deadly, island, quarantine, antidote, death, murder, society, rock, family relations, chaos and mayhem, public health
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, tense and suspense films with plots about danger, deadly, murder, chaos, survival, escapades and plague mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres. Some movies like Panic at Rock Island: Morlocks (2011), Foreclosed (2013), Empty (2011), The Invitation (2003), 2084 (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Morlocks (2011)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Ferocious humanoid creatures from the future come back to the present to devour humans.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: mutant, time machine, survival, chaos, deadly creature, supernatural, danger, deadly, military, battles, murder, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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
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Foreclosed (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a young family moves into a foreclosed house, the previous owner begins a campaign of intimidation and terror. The deranged man will stop at nothing to get his home back.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: psychopath, family in danger, family problems, deadly, danger, stalking, family in crisis, murder, deception, stalker, domestic disturbance, house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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89%
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Empty (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A suspenseful drama about a young couple on a road trip who get caught in the midst of a worldwide gas shortage.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: couple relations, on the road, social differences, chaos, couples, escapades, international crisis, danger, life is a bitch, global warming, distopia, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Invitation (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Invitation, a 2003 movie starring Lance Henriksen. When an author invites his friends to his home on a private island, the guests realize they've been poisoned at dinner. The only way to receive the antidote from their twisted host will be ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, melancholic, scary ...
Plot: danger, self discovery, deadly, mind game, guilt, redemption, secret, hallucination, island, antidote, society, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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2084 (2009)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Not much left since the world died. That's what they called it the day the virus took over and people went inside, never to leave their homes again. Soon after that, the last of the food was gone, the last drop of gas was used up, the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: apocalypse, isolation, survival, danger, chaos, plague, confined, deadly, food shortage, mosquito, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future
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84%
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Dead Creatures (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of women afflicted with a horrible disease (which forces them to cannibalism) try to support one another.
Style: rough, scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: gory, chaos, supernatural, life is a bitch, rivalry, survival, curses spells and rituals, plague, deadly, imaginary, danger, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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84%
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Abducted (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jessica and Dave along with three other young couples are kidnapped in Griffith Park by unseen Abductors and must fight to escape certain death only to discover the world will never be the same.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, suspense ...
Plot: deadly, captivity, danger, crimes, confined, abduction, survival, murder, violence, kidnapping, female director, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Cottage (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A romance novelist (David Arquette) moves into a "cottage" behind the home of a composer and his family. He seems sweet, but what do they really know about him?
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious, suspense ...
Plot: tenant, psychopath, family in danger, crimes, suburbs, parents and children, couples, deadly, kidnapping, danger, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 ⇓
83%
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 737
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. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, survival, terrorism, bio weapon, danger, plague, race against time, deadly, undercover, state affairs, chaos, antidote ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Repentance (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An earnest life-coach/author, Thomas Carter, is mysteriously abducted by a deranged client, Angel Sanchez, who delves into Thomas' teachings and uses his spiritual messages of Karma - action and reaction (Vipaka), against him to terrorize him ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, slasher
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Adopting Terror (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tim and Cheryl Broadbent are excited to finally adopt Mona, a beautiful baby girl. But when the baby's biological father starts stalking them, their world turns upside down: through intimidation, manipulation, and violence, he is determined to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: psychopath, stalking, murder, family in danger, family problems, crimes, parents and children, adoption, deadly, danger, husband wife relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Growth (2010)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1989, a breakthrough in "advanced parasitic research" on Cuttyhunk Island gave scientists a jump in human evolution. Initial tests proved promising, as subjects experienced heightened physical and mental strength and awareness. But - ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic
Plot: parasite, island, survival, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, deadly, danger, quarantine, human experiment, plague, small town, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Axed (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A strict father loosens up enough to let his children take a day off school for a trip to the countryside. But things turn darker when the family realize he is planning to make it their last outing ever.
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Remains (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story centers on two lone survivors of a bizarre accident that reduced most of the world's population to zombies. They take refuge in a vacant casino and fight a losing battle against the undead.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, futuristic, bleak ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Near Death Experience (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ellie suffers a strong shock to discover that, after suffering a near-death experience, can hear voices from beyond. He soon realizes that it is a gift with which you can help others.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: ghost, murder, danger, psychic power, deadly, crimes, serial killer, talking to the dead, new neighbor, death, mystery, fugitives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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 ...
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Soft for Digging (2001)
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Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
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75%
Wasted on the Young (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a high school party goes dangerously off the rails, one teenager finds that revenge is just a computer click away.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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74%
The Terror Experiment (2010)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Phase 7 (2010)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Inside a quarantined apartment building a man must protect his pregnant wife from his new neighbors.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: argentina, latin america
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73%
The Bates Haunting (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: One year ago, Agnes Rickover attended opening night at the Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride to see her best friend Lily's dramatic debut. A horrific accident resulted in Agnes witnessing Lily's fiery death in a spectacle gone wrong. After a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, slasher, suspense ...
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72%
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Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of old friends gets together for a weekend in a mountain cabin. Years have gone by and yet nothing seems to have changed between them. But lurking behind the laughter and stories is a murky episode from the past that continues to haunt them. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Fear the Walking Dead (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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Story: What did the world look like as it was transforming into the horrifying apocalypse depicted in "The Walking Dead"? This spin-off set in Los Angeles, following new characters as they face the beginning of the end of the world, will answer ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Zombie Undead (2010)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A car roars through the darkened country roads. Inside, a distraught Sarah, holding her stricken dad, Mark, is desperately trying to stem the flow of blood. Having been re-directed to an Evacuation facility on the edge of town, Steve, an off-duty ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, tense, rough ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Gut (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: voyeurism, murder, haunted by the past, deadly, best friends, losing-it hero, danger, crimes, violence, friends, life turned upside down, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Dead Men Walking (2005)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A viral outbreak turns those who are infected into the walking dead. Soon, the undead are contained, being kept in a maximum security prison. However, those who contained the undead are also trapped in this zombie-infested prison. Their only hope is ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: zombie, prison, confined, plague, chaos, gory, deadly, supernatural, violence, save the day, experiment gone awry, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.3
 1K
Coffin Rock (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK, New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman unable to conceive a child with her husband, despite years of trying, makes the drunken mistake of sleeping with a young stranger. The stranger then goes to terrifying lengths to prove his paternity.
Style: tense, serious, psychological, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.9
 1K
Sanatorium (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a bitterly cold December night, a paranormal investigations team has set their sights on the bloody Hillcrest Sanatorium to answer the age old question: Is there life after death? With rumours of hauntings and local children gone missing, they ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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