Movies like Alive 2002

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Alive (2002)
 5.7
 1K
Alive (2002)
Original name: アライヴ
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Tenshu is imprisoned and sentenced to death for murdering the men who raped his girlfriend. However, he manages to survive his execution and is presented with an option: face another execution attempt or subject himself to their bizarre and dangerous experiments.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: prison, survival, experiment, vengeance, confined, danger, death row, martial arts, prison life, imaginary, human experimentation, anti hero, electric chair, anti heroes, adventure, crimes, space and aliens, supernatural, heroes, rapist, misfit, life is a bitch, chases and races, escapades, future dystopia ...
Time: future

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, rough and bleak films with plots about danger, deadly, survival, escapades, rivalry, chases and races and confined mostly in Action, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Alive: Virus (1999), Fatal Conflict (2000), The Last Patrol (2000), Subterano (2003), No Escape (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.0
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Virus (1999)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Japan, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When the crew of an American tugboat boards an abandoned Russian research vessel, the alien life form aboard regards them as a virus which must be destroyed.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, virus, survival, rescue, ship, alien, save the world, first contact, time travel, deadly creature, ocean or sea, infected ...
Time: 90s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.6
 230
Fatal Conflict (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Czech Republic, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a lawless futuristic society, a rebel must prevent a tandem of renegades from destroying Los Angeles. An ex-star pilot is forced to stop a mad criminal and his gang after they've hi-jacked a huge space freighter with the intent of crashing ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, heroic mission, psychopath, survival, heroes, deadly, race against time, danger, confined, crimes, escapades, vengeance ...
Time: future, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
The Last Patrol (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a massive earthquake destroys Los Angeles, a new order is formed. But disagreement among the ranks leads to more war and disruption, and The Last Patrol must bring order if there's to be any hope for the future.
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: earthquake, rescue, desert, chaos and mayhem, survival, rivalry, apocalypse, danger, life is a bitch, battles, battle, heroes ...
Time: future, near future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 4.0
 594
Subterano (2003)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Eleven souls, trapped in an underground carpark, are attacked by deadly, remote controlled toys. Only a few will survive.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: confined, contests and competitions, future dystopia, survival, danger, on the run, life is a bitch, imaginary, chases and races, deadly, escapades, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 6.1
 18K
No Escape (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the year 2022, a ruthless prison warden has created the ultimate solution for his most troublesome and violent inmates: Absolom, a secret jungle island where prisoners are abandoned and left to die. But Marine Captain John Robbins, convicted of ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, prison, jungle, prison guard, escape, survival, chase, prisoner, adventure, confined, prison life, danger ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.8
 2K
Terra Nova (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A story, which takes place in 2013, describes the world overflowing with "dangerous" criminals due to the official termination of death penalty. The UN "blue helmets" under the directive from the central authority (i.e., One ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, sadistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, leadership, prison, serial killer, friendship, future dystopia, criminal heroes, heroic mission, prison life, tough heroes, gang, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 3.7
 560
Death Row (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: As eight convicts serve their sentences in a work-release program at a creepy abandoned prison, an unknown killer stalks them.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, scary
Plot: psychopath, prison, serial killer, prison life, survival, confined, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, danger, murder, death row ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Ghost Machine (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two technicians battle a vengeful spirit that has infected their stolen military software.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, computer system, man versus machine, chaos, gory, deadly, prison, computers and web, technology gone awry, imaginary, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 5.2
 10K
The Human Race (2013)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: One moment some 80 people are walking on a big city street. Suddenly a blinding light appears that transports them to a very peculiar racing course. A voice sounds in everybody’s head : “The school, the house and the prison are safe. Follow the ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, survival, contests and competitions, confined, rivalry, chases and races, escapades, life is a bitch, danger, deadly, game of death, manhunt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.8
 599
Ghosted (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: ‘GHOSTED’ tells a story of survival inside a British Prison. Jack a model prisoner, has kept his head down and done his time. After his wife confirms that she is leaving him, on the anniversary of their son’s death, the only thing that keeps ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: prison life, prison, haunted by the past, survival, crimes, confined, danger, criminal heroes, prison fight, prison rape, strong violent content, jail cell ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 3.9
 780
Alien Lockdown (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an experiment to make the ultimate weapon goes wrong, a team of commandos is sent into a genetic research lab and end up getting stalked by a creature that looks a lot like the Predator
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, rough, scary
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, survival, deadly creature, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, evil alien, deadly, soldier, rivalry, gory, save the world, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Dangerous Worry Dolls (2008)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: While serving time in a brutal women's detention center. Eva wishes away her troubles to a set of tiny Worry Dolls. The dolls crawl in her ear at night and soon Eva becomes possessed.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: confined, mentally unstable, vengeance, gang, survival, human host, prison, danger, deadly, isolation, crimes, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 2.8
 536
Gangland (2001)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, an evil pack of outlaws is systematically turning civilians into prisoners and slaves. Worse yet, the spread of a terrifying deadly flesh-eating virus threatens to destroy all of humanity. As good and evil ...
Style: futuristic, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, good versus evil, against humanity, danger, survival, adventure, future dystopia, confined, heroes, imaginary, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.4
 2K
Bloodsuckers (2005)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Intergalactic vampire hunters. "Buffy" meets "Star Trek" in a "Mad Max" world.
Style: rough, serious, stylized, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, spacecraft, space travel, heroic mission, survival, save the world, deadly creature, rivalry, danger, deadly, leadership, race against time ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 2.1
 2K
Skeleton Man (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A co-ed group of Special Forces agents search the wilderness for a predator type creature that has been on a killing spree.
Style: rough, bleak, exciting, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escapades, survival, danger, supernatural, soldier, deadly, working undercover, cons and scams, wilderness, heroes, chases and races, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 3.4
 919
Antibody (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a terrorist with an implanted nuclear detonator gets shot, a team of scientists must defuse the bomb by miniaturizing themselves and going into his bloodstream. His organism's antibodies start to mass against them.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, timebomb, nuclear bomb, undercover, crimes, space and aliens, heroes, danger, deadly, adventure, destiny, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.1
 1K
White Wall (2010)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the near future, everything has changed. Basic human rights have become the rarest of luxuries. No one knows when this started but everyone knows how. The VXII, the deadliest virus ever created, spread like wildfire and decimated the majority of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, society, life is a bitch, danger, survival, rivalry, deadly, future dystopia, heroes, escapades, bounty hunter, secret ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Slaughter Night (2006)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eighteen-year-old Kristel survived a car accident in which her father dies. Tormented by nocturnal visions she begins to care for her father's investigation of serial killers - especially Andries Martíns, a killer of children.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, scary
Plot: tour guide, supernatural, slasher, mine, survival, psychopath, mind game, captivity, gory, deadly, danger, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 19th century, 1850s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Movie in collections
 4.3
 2K
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, exciting, rough, futuristic, offbeat ...
Plot: zombie, survival, supernatural, apocalypse, gambling, deadly, chaos, life is a bitch, danger, future dystopia, gory, casino ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Shadow: Dead Riot (2006)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Evil voodoo-practicing serial killer Shadow gets executed for murdering pregnant women. Twenty years later the prison Shadow was put to death at has been turned into an experimental women's penitentiary. Tough and fiercely autonomous new inmate ...
Style: scary, bleak, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, prison, zombie, supernatural, slasher, danger, prison life, violence spree, deadly, woman in danger, gory, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.8
 4K
Prison (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After Charles Forsyth was sent to the electric chair for a crime he didn't commit, he forever haunts the prison where he was executed. Flash forward several years when the prison is reopened, under the control of its new warden Eaton Sharpe, a ...
Style: gloomy, suspenseful, scary, bleak, rough ...
Plot: electric chair, prison, supernatural, ghost, prison life, prisoner, revenge, pursuit, vengeance, wiretap, murder, obsessive quest ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.3
 700
Automatic (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robgen industries newest security system is "The J Series Automatic", an android model designed and programmed to protect humans from violent attacks. But one night, an Automatic named J269 discovers a Robgen executive trying to rape a ...
Style: rough, exciting, futuristic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, martial arts, skyscraper, crimes, danger, on the run, chaos, murder, frame up, rebellion, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.1
 587
Deadland (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the radiation-infected aftermath of World War III, one man's desperate attempt to find his wife in the wastelands that were once the United States inspires his fellow survivors to fight for humanity. The bomb has dropped, and in the blink of ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, survival, apocalypse, chaos, danger, society, life is a bitch, escapades, plague, journey, murder, violence ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 2K
Aragami (2003)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Two seriously wounded samurai find refuge from a storm at an isolated temple, the home of a swordsman and a mysterious young woman. One samurai awakes to find that not only has his comrade died, but that his wounds have miraculously healed. He ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting, scary
Plot: samurai, rivalry, good versus evil, survival, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, supernatural, friendship, martial arts, master villain, escapades ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Doing Hard Time (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A father's eight year old son is murdered in a gangland shooting. The father (Boris Kodjoe) gets himself thrown into prison to avenge his son's death.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prison life, vengeance, vigilantism, criminal heroes, redemption, confined, life is a bitch, prison, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.7
 962
Kamui (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: KAMUI is a Ninja on the run from the world of Ninja bound by rules in search of true freedom. However, he is burdened with the fate, where it is not allowed to take the secret of their powers outside of the tribe -- if you are born as Ninja, you ...
Style: stylized, exciting, epic, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, human spirit, heroes, rebellion, redemption, survival, on the run, danger, tough heroes, good versus evil, rebelliousness ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.9
 2K
Super Hybrid (2010)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Late one night, a mysterious car is brought into the Chicago police impound garage after a deadly traffic accident. The on-call mechanics soon discover the car has a mind of its own. With hundreds of horsepower and two tons of reinforced steel at ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, rivalry, danger, chaos, chases and races, escapades, man versus machine, deadly, heroes, survival, violence spree, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.4
 318
Dead Creatures (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of women afflicted with a horrible disease (which forces them to cannibalism) try to support one another.
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: life is a bitch, rivalry, chaos, supernatural, survival, gory, murder, deadly, danger, plague, imaginary, zombie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.3
 2K
New Alcatraz (2001)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Paleontologist Robert Trenton (Dean Cain) is called to Northeastern Antarctica near the Indian Ocean to help the FBI build an underground maximum-security military base and prison for the world's most dangerous criminals and terrorists. The ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: snake, prison, survival, isolation, ancient mystery, deadly creature, confined, danger, chases and races, giant snake, escape, escapades ...
Time: prehistoric times
Place: antarctica, south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.1
 518
Hologram Man (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Five years after the mad terrorist Norman Galagher was sentenced to holographic stasis, he is given a parole hearing. But an equipment failure engineered by his cronies transforms the criminal into a living hologram with god-like powers. Now, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: timebomb, hologram, revenge, confined, psychopath, law enforcement, danger, captivity, terrorism, rivalry, prison, police officer killed ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%