Movies like Alive 2002

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Alive (2002)
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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, adventure, martial arts, prison life, imaginary, anti hero, electric chair, anti heroes, human experimentation, space and aliens, crimes, supernatural, heroes, rapist, misfit, life is a bitch, chases and races, escapades, future dystopia ...
Time: future

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Most similar movies to Alive

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, rough and bleak films with plots about danger, rivalry, deadly, escapades, survival, heroes and chases and races mostly in Action, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Alive: Virus (1999), The Last Patrol (2000), Versus (2000), No Escape (1994), Subterano (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, bleak, rough, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, virus, survival, rescue, ship, save the world, ocean, cyborgs, time travel, deadly creature, infected, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: pacific ocean
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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, rough, suspenseful, bleak, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: earthquake, rescue, desert, survival, chaos and mayhem, danger, life is a bitch, rivalry, apocalypse, adventure, battle, battles ...
Time: future, near future
Place: california, usa
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Versus (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in the present where a group of ruthless gangsters, an unknown woman and an escaped convict have met, unwittingly, in The Forest of Resurrection, the 444th portal to the other side. Their troubles start when those once killed and buried in the ...
Style: exciting, scary, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, yakuza, supernatural, on the run, chase, danger, gangsters, hostage, samurai, heroic mission, back from the dead, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.1
 19K
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: bleak, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, survival, prison, jungle, prison guard, escape, chase, prisoner, adventure, confined, prison life, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, future dystopia, contests and competitions, confined, danger, imaginary, life is a bitch, on the run, chases and races, deadly, escapades, androids and robots ...
Time: contemporary
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78%
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, scary
Plot: psychopath, prison, survival, prison life, serial killer, danger, life is a bitch, deadly, confined, crimes, murder, death row ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: rough, bleak, serious, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female martial artist, martial arts, against humanity, good versus evil, gang, danger, life is a bitch, heroes, imaginary, confined, plague, apocalypse ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.1
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The Human Race (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, suspenseful, bleak, twists and turns, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, survival, confined, contests and competitions, rivalry, life is a bitch, escapades, chases and races, danger, deadly, manhunt, game of death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Phantom Force (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A squad of soldiers must protect the human race from the supernatural.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, scary, serious ...
Plot: space and aliens, supernatural, terrorism, confined, good versus evil, escapades, ghost, heroes, danger, imaginary, gory, superhuman powers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.1
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Deadland (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, 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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, survival, danger, chaos, apocalypse, life is a bitch, escapades, society, journey, plague, murder, violence ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 3.4
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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, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, timebomb, nuclear bomb, undercover, crimes, space and aliens, heroes, deadly, destiny, danger, race against time, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.4
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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: serious, suspenseful, stylized, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, spacecraft, space travel, heroic mission, save the world, deadly, race against time, supernatural, danger, rivalry, leadership, rescue ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, computer system, chaos, deadly, imaginary, gory, computers and web, technology gone awry, a.i., life is a bitch, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 3.9
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Alien Lockdown (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
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: rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious, scary
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, heroic mission, survival, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, supernatural, danger, rivalry, race against time, mad scientist, save the world, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 2.1
 2K
Skeleton Man (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 95 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: bleak, rough, exciting, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escapades, survival, space and aliens, working undercover, cons and scams, deadly, soldier, danger, supernatural, wilderness, ghost, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious
Plot: confined, mentally unstable, prison, vengeance, survival, isolation, gang, crimes, deadly, danger, human host, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Guyver: Dark Hero (1994)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Sean Barker became the unwilling host to an alien bio-armor known as the Guyver. A year ago he destroyed the Kronos Corporation, an organization of mutants who want the Guyver. Now he is trying to find why the Guyver unit forces him to fight and ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, alien, rivalry, crimes, deadly creature, master villain, heroes, imaginary, good versus evil, space and aliens, chases and races, deadly ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison life, prison, prison rape, survival, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, crimes, danger, confined, prison fight, strong violent content, jail cell ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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 ...
Plot: zombie, survival, supernatural, apocalypse, life is a bitch, deadly, danger, chaos, gambling, gory, casino, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada
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65%
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The Tomb (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on a story by the master of outrageous horror, H.P. Lovecraft, this bloodcurdling film introduces the "Puppetmaster." Imprisoning a group of people in a living hell of darkness and death the Puppetmaster controls the fate of each ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: psychopath, rivalry, supernatural, danger, crimes, survival, woman in danger, destiny, gory, cons and scams, ancient mystery, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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64%
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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, rough, futuristic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, society, life is a bitch, danger, survival, future dystopia, rivalry, deadly, heroes, escapades, bounty hunter, secret ...
Time: 21st century, future
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63%
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: slasher, serious, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, martial arts, zombie, supernatural, danger, violence spree, prison life, confined, deadly, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger ...
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Prisoner 701 Sasori (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a band of assassins invade the home of their target Hei Tai they find only his lovely, innocent, bride-to-be, Nami and force upon her a cruel dilemma: either she kills her fiancee’s sister or they kill her fiancee. Trapped, and unable to ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: women's prison, revenge, life turned upside down, fugitives, life is a bitch, chases and races, criminal heroes, confined, deadly, crimes, prison life, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Aragami (2003)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 78 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: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, exciting, scary
Plot: samurai, survival, heroic mission, adventure, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, supernatural, friendship, martial arts, master villain, escapades ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.3
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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: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, martial arts, skyscraper, on the run, danger, crimes, frame up, cons and scams, murder, chaos, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.8
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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: suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, electric chair, ghost, supernatural, prison life, pursuit, revenge, prisoner, vengeance, obsessive quest, deadly, investigation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.7
 1K
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, rough, epic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ninja, martial arts, heroes, rebellion, rivalry, human spirit, redemption, good versus evil, escapades, on the run, danger, obsessive quest ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: slasher, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: tour guide, supernatural, mine, mind game, psychopath, survival, race against time, danger, confined, ghost, captivity, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 1850s, 2000s, victorian era, 21st century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.3
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Chameleon (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A super-killer female cyborg with chameleon-like powers discovers maternal instincts when she protects a child from government operatives in this science fiction tale set in the year 2028.
Style: exciting, bleak, futuristic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, on the run, special agents, society, chase, adventure, fighting crime, androids and robots, space and aliens, escapades, crimes, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Princess Blade (2001)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Yuki is the last surviving royal of the House of Takemikazuchi or Takemikazuchi no Hime (たけみかずち の ひめ), who live in a futuristic post-apocalyptic isolationist world where they use their skills as former Mikado guards to become ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female warrior, martial arts, vengeance, leadership, adventure, heroic mission, rivalry, danger, deadly, escapades, crimes, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%