Movies like Alligator

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Alligator (1980)
 5.9
 9K
Alligator (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded lab rats, injected with growth hormones. The now gigantic animal, escapes the city sewers, and goes on a rampage, pursued by a cop and a big-game hunter.
Style: scary, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, psychotronic, surprise ending, satirical, bloody, suspense, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: urban legend, scientist, hunter, alligator, mutation, reptile, underwear, timebomb, sewer, beast, vengeance, heroes, pets, babies and infants, danger, animal life, escapades, deadly, animal horror, toxic, monster, death, violence, dog, native american ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and suspense films with plots about danger, deadly, survival, supernatural, gory, monster and death mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Alligator: Piranha (1978), The Blob (1988), Prophecy (1979), The Kindred (1987), The Bay (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
 17K
Piranha (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: summer camp, deadly creature, survival, piranha, danger, rescue, resort, race against time, experiment, deadly, experiment gone awry, dangerous animal ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.4
 28K
The Blob (1988)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Remake of the 1958 horror sci-fi about a deadly blob which is the spawn of a secret government germ warfare project which consumes everyone in its path. Teenagers try in vain to warn the townsfolk, who refuse to take them seriously, while government ...
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: small town, survival, danger, evil alien, race against time, chaos, quarantine, space and aliens, deadly creature, alien encounter, death, hospital ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.4
 4K
Prophecy (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Savage beast, grown to monstrous size and driven mad by toxic wastes that are poisoning the waters, spreads terror and death on a Maine countryside.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, offbeat
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, environmental, environmentalism, contamination, deadly, danger, toxic, animal life, rivalry, experiment gone awry, toxic waste, creature feature ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.6
 1K
The Kindred (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Amanda's deathbed request to her son, John, was for him to destroy all the lab notes etc. from her last experiment. She also blurts out he had a brother. At the funeral John meets Melissa, who claims to be his mothers biggest fan. Together with ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, gory, murder, supernatural, experiment gone awry, crimes, danger, twins, escapades, dangerous animal, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 5.6
 23K
The Bay (2012)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two million fish washed ashore. One thousand blackbirds dropped from the sky. On July 4, 2009 a deadly menace swept through the quaint seaside town of Claridge, Maryland, but the harrowing story of what happened that Independence Day has never been ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, danger, chaos, mayor, ecological disaster, parasite, found footage, plague, chaos and mayhem, deadly, gory, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: maryland, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.4
 18K
Phantoms (1998)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the peaceful town of Snowfield, Colorado something evil has wiped out the community. And now, its up to a group of people to stop it, or at least get out of Snowfield alive.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, small town, sheriff, hotel, apocalypse, survival, extinction, danger, race against time, monster, military, quarantine ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Investigating the mysterious deaths of a number of farm animals, vet Rack Hansen discovers that his town lies in the path of hoards of migrating tarantulas. Before he can take action, the streets are overrun by killer spiders, trapping a small group ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, hotel, plague, death, tarantula, siege, corpse, spiders, domestic disturbance, dangerous animal, deadly creature, investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 3.7
 9K
Bats (1999)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Genetically mutated bats escape and it's up to a bat expert and the local sheriff to stop them.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, awful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: small town, mutation, bat, supernatural, danger, survival, chaos, race against time, chases and races, dangerous animal, heroic mission, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 5.6
 9K
C.H.U.D. (1984)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A rash of bizarre murders in New York City seems to point to a group of grotesquely deformed vagrants living in the sewers. A courageous policeman, a photo journalist and his girlfriend, and a nutty bum, who seems to know a lot about the creatures, ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, toxic, monster, gore, blood, police investigation, blood splatter, mutant, decapitation, sewer, police detective, flamethrower ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Forbidden World (1982)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In the distant future, a federation marshal arrives at a research lab on a remote planet where a genetic experiment has gotten loose and begins feeding on the dwindling scientific group.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, scary, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, laboratory, mad scientist, planet, genetics, space and aliens, technology gone awry, dangerous animal, imaginary, escapades, cons and scams, deadly creature ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Man's Best Friend (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A dog turns from man's best friend into man's worst nightmare as he attacks everything that moves.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, chase, dog, investigation, genetic engineering, laboratory, anti heroes, gory, deadly creature, experiment gone awry, heroes, pets ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A shipwrecked sailor stumbles upon a mysterious island and is shocked to discover that a brilliant scientist and his lab assistant have found a way to combine human and animal DNA with horrific results.
Style: suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, scary, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: island, mad scientist, genetics, rebellion, mutant, experiment, dangerous animal, survival, chaos and mayhem, transformation, technology gone awry, stranded ...
Time: 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Panic in the tower (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A murderous baboon escapes from a laboratory and roams the research building, and begins to kill some teenagers who are also in the building playing a Dungeons-and-Dragons type game.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic
Plot: baboon, laboratory, isolation, experiment gone awry, mutant, deadly, danger, animal horror, captivity, medical student, animal attack, scientist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Day of the Animals (1977)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The depletion of the earth's ozone layer causes animals above the altitude of 5000 feet to run amok, which is very unfortunate for a group of hikers who get dropped off up there by helicopter just before the quarantine is announced.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, scary, disturbing, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, survival, camping, animal life, danger, deadly, adventure, save the planet, battles, supernatural, bird, dog ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Village of the Damned (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An American village is visited by some unknown life form which leaves the women of the village pregnant. Nine months later, the babies are born, and they all look normal, but it doesn't take the "parents" long to realize that the kids ...
Style: scary, tense, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, evil alien, alien, mind game, pregnancy, deadly, space and aliens, village, small town life, supernatural, mystery, babies and infants ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
How to Make a Monster (2001)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Video game developer Clayton Software enlists the talents of a misfit group of programmers to develop the scariest computer combat game: EVILUTION. With four weeks to bring the game to market and a million-dollar bonus on the line, they utilize a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, virtual reality, danger, survival, vengeance, laboratory, rivalry, supernatural, future dystopia, a.i., heroes, man versus machine ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Bride of Re-Animator (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Herbert West once again revives the dead. This time, he brings Dan's ex-girlfriend's heart back inside a 'perfect' body. Dr. Hill returns as the evil nemesis who lost his head.
Style: scary, humorous, rough, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, laboratory, police detective, zombie, danger, perversion, good versus evil, science, basement, doctor, bat, reanimation ...
Time: 80s
Place: massachusetts, usa, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Those supersucking desert creatures are back --- and this time they're south of the border. As the creatures worm their way through the oil fields of Mexico, the only people who can wrangle them are veteran Earl Bassett and survivalist Burt ...
Style: humorous, exciting, scary, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: small town, metamorphosis, anti heroes, supernatural, heroes, deadly, disorder, animal life, evil alien, deadly creature, heroic mission, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, usa, latin america, nevada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Earth vs. the Spider (2001)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A shy comic book fan is injected with an experimental serum and starts turning into a spider. When web covered bodies start appearing a policeman starts to investigate the strange case.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, tense, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, experiment gone awry, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, heroes, disorder, mad scientist, danger, laboratory, good versus evil, supernatural, deadly creature ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 114K
Hollow Man (2000)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cocky researcher, Sebastian Caine is working on a project to make living creatures invisible and he's so confident he's found the right formula that he tests it on himself and soon begins to vanish. The only problem is – no-one can ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: invisibility, mad scientist, invisible man, experiment, danger, scientist, psychopath, crimes, slasher, violence, disorder, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.5
 3K
Carnosaur (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After being driven to extinction, great bloodthirsty dinosaurs come back to life with the assistance of a demented genetic scientist. She plans to replace the human race with a super-race of dinosaurs who will not pollute the planet.
Style: scary, rough, offbeat, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, desert, vegetarian, dinosaur, gore, chaos and mayhem, heroes, deadly, extinction, mutant, plague, disorder ...
Time: 90s, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Ghost in the Machine (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Karl, a technician in a computer shop, is also the "Address Book Killer," who obtains the names of his victims from stolen address books. Terry and her son Josh come into the store to price software, and a salesman uses Terry's ...
Style: futuristic, scary, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, hospital, technology, murder, virtual reality, single parent, stalking, ghost, psychopath, computer virus, computer, electrocution ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Night of the Creeps (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1959, an alien experiment crashes to earth and infects a fraternity member. They freeze the body, but in the modern day, two geeks pledging a fraternity accidentally thaw the corpse, which proceeds to infect the campus with parasites that ...
Style: scary, humorous, suspenseful, not serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: slasher killer, alien, monster, zombie, serial killer, violence, college, survival, axe, fraternity, sorority, undead ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1959 ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.7
 62K
Christine (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: obsession, vengeance, chase, objects come to life, survival, supernatural, bullying, murder, brutality, betrayal, violence, classic car ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1978, year 1957 ...
Place: california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: They're not human. But they hunt human women. Not for killing. For mating.
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rape, boat, carnival, mass murder, fisherman, exploitation, gory, mad scientist, zombie, supernatural, survival, chaos ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 31K
Splinter (2008)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When their plans for a nature trip go awry, Polly and boyfriend Seth decide to check into a motel. On their way, they're carjacked and kidnapped by low-rent crooks Dennis and Lacey, who take the victims and their SUV to a nearby gas station. ...
Style: bleak, scary, bloody, macabre, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, survival, infected, virus, partners in crime, weekend, death, hit by a car, creature, blood splatter, infection, torn in half ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Alligator II: The Mutation (1991)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A giant mutated alligator runs riot in a small town after the sewer system washes it into a lake...
Style: rough, scary, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alligator, gory, small town life, small town, survival, danger, rivalry, dangerous animal, deadly, sewer, giant animal, police ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 182K
Life (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The six-member crew of the International Space Station is tasked with studying a sample from Mars that may be the first proof of extra-terrestrial life, which proves more intelligent than ever expected.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, tragic ending, tense ...
Plot: tentacle, mars, astronaut, alien life-form, monster, space travel, brutality, unhappy ending, death, danger, survival horror, space station ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 2.7
 1K
Leeches! (2003)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a crop of doped-up athletes from the Lakecrest College swim team dive into the campus lake to blow off some steam, the bloodsucking leeches below the surface undergo a stunning transformation. After ingesting small amounts of the swimmers' ...
Style: offbeat, semi serious, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: college life, college, swimming in underwear, youth, imaginary, escapades, gays and lesbians, supernatural, mutant, power relations, teenage life, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 42K
Mimic (1997)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A disease carried by common cockroaches is killing Manhattan children. In an effort to stop the epidemic an entomologist, Susan Tyler, creates a mutant breed of insect that secretes a fluid to kill the roaches. This mutant breed was engineered to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, light ...
Plot: experiment gone awry, genetic engineering, virus, scientist, mutation, cockroach, deadly creature, animal horror, evolution, mutant, insect, eaten alive ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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