Movies like The Andromeda Strain

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The Andromeda Strain (1971)
 7.2
 34K
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When virtually all of the residents of Piedmont, New Mexico, are found dead after the return to Earth of a space satellite, the head of the US Air Force's Project Scoop declares an emergency. A group of eminent scientists led by Dr. Jeremy Stone scramble to a secure laboratory and try to first isolate the life form while determining why two people from Piedmont - an old alcoholic and a six-month-old baby - survived. The scientists methodically study the alien life form unaware that it has already mutated and presents a far greater danger in the lab, which is equipped with a nuclear self-destruct device designed to prevent the escape of dangerous biological agents..
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, twists and turns, futuristic, talky, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, science, laboratory, race against time, survival, deadly virus, heroic mission, chases and races, cure, life is a bitch, danger, deadly, catastrophe, small town, research, terminal illness, satellite, laser, surveillance, timebomb, bio weapon, conspiracy, epilepsy, twists & turns, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1950s, future
Place: new mexico, usa

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Most similar movies to The Andromeda Strain

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and twists and turns films with plots about danger, catastrophe, deadly, storytelling, chases and races, dialogue and survival mostly in Thriller, Sci-Fi and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Andromeda Strain: The Manhattan Project (1986), The Satan Bug (1965), Warning Sign (1985), Brainstorm (1983), The Kindred (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Manhattan Project (1986)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Named after the World War II-era program, the plot revolves around a gifted high school student who decides to construct a nuclear bomb for a national science fair. The film's underlying theme involves the Cold War of the 1980s when government ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, clever ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: heist, laser, teenager, runaway, laboratory, nuclear, plutonium, helicopter, scientist, bomb, science, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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100%
The Andromeda Strain (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
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Story: A U.S. satellite crash-lands near a small town in Utah, unleashing a deadly plague that kills virtually everyone except two survivors, who may provide clues to immunizing the population. As the military attempts to quarantine the area, a team of ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, harsh, futuristic ...
Plot: plague, laboratory, bacteria, danger, deadly, cure, disease, virus, biohazard, survival, evil alien, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 70s
Place: usa, utah, los angeles, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Satan Bug (1965)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The Satan Bug (1965) is a science fiction film in which a US government germ warfare lab has had an accident. The first theory is that one of the germs has been released and killed several scientists. The big fear is that a more virulent strain, ...
Style: exciting, scary, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biological warfare, laboratory, bio weapon, mad scientist, undercover, chase, danger, race against time, heist, plague, virus, thief ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: florida, los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 2K
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, bio weapon, laboratory, contamination, biological warfare, zombie, chases and races, life is a bitch, deadly, crimes, race against time, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.4
 11K
Brainstorm (1983)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two brilliant research scientists have invented a device capable of recording and playing back sensory experiences only to have devastating results when one of them records their own death.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, meditative, psychological ...
Plot: memory, virtual reality, conspiracy, experiment gone awry, future dystopia, uncover truth, mad scientist, rebellion, technology, fighting the system, government agent, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: england, london, europe, north carolina, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 2K
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, suspense, intense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, murder, survival, experiment gone awry, danger, deadly, investigation, death, creature, laboratory, transformation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.6
 2K
Living Hell (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a top secret Cold War military project an unstoppable, malignant organism who feeds on light and energy is unleashed threatening to destroy everything in it's path.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the world, heroic mission, survival, experiment gone awry, supernatural, rivalry, heroes, race against time, government agency, deadly, chases and races, plague ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s, year 1969, 60s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 18K
Coma (1978)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman doctor discovers something sinister going on in her hospital. Relatively healthy patients are having 'complications' during simple operations and ending up in comas. The patients are then shipped off to an institute that ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: hospital, black market, investigation, coma, amateur detective, mystery, crimes, danger, neo noir, conspiracy, intern, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.8
 420K
The Maze Runner (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, adventure, maze, apocalypse, imaginary, youth, trapped, society, distopia, memory loss, young heroes, future dystopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Unforgettable (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Ray Liotta stars as a medical examiner who has been acquitted for his wife's murder but many still question his innocence. Obsessed with finding his wife's killer, a possible solution presents itself in an experimental serum designed by a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, memory, mystery, investigation, serial killer, experiment, false accusation, uncover truth, crimes, race against time, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.6
 1K
Lifepod (1993)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Lifepod cronicles the trip of eight passengers after the ship they were traveling on blew up on Christmas Eve. Immediately people start dying. The passengers begin to investigate why the ship blew up and how it relates to them
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, serious
Plot: spacecraft, survival, trapped in space, rescue, terrorism, danger, space and aliens, deadly, escapades, evil corporation, outer space, murder ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.3
 574
Fatal Error (1999)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Seven executives die while on a video conference call, the victims of a rapidly spreading virus. Dr. Samantha Craig (Janine Turner) and disgraced doctor Nick Baldwin (Antonio Sabato Jr.) investigate, tracking the disease to a rival firm able to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: computer virus, rivalry, race against time, chases and races, special agents, a.i., heroes, danger, save the world, crimes, man versus machine, bio weapon ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Stepford Wives (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The urban aspirant photographer Joanna Eberhart moves from Manhattan to Stepford, Connecticut with her family. Her husband Walter Eberhart decided to live in a calm suburb, but Joanna did not like the neighborhood with beautiful and perfect ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: housewife, suburbs, feminism, small town, robot, missing person, woman in danger, women's liberation, mystery, crimes, couple relations, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 91K
Self/less (2015)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An extremely wealthy elderly man dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness to the body of a healthy young man but everything may not be as good as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, philosophical, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: body swapping, moral dilemma, soul transference, chase, cloning, uncover truth, twists & turns, disorder, rich man, laboratory, back from the dead, doctor ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future
Place: usa, new york, new orleans, caribbean, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Boys from Brazil (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, intense, exciting ...
Plot: nazi, cloning, jungle, genetic engineering, chase, investigation, obsession, conspiracy, against humanity, manhunt, pursuit, mad scientist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: paraguay, latin america, europe, pennsylvania, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.0
 196K
The Happening (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a deadly airborne virus threatens to wipe out the northeastern United States, teacher Elliott Moore (Mark Wahlberg) and his wife (Zooey Deschanel) flee from contaminated cities into the countryside in a fight to discover the truth. Is it ...
Style: mind bending, bleak, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, end of the world, plague, family in danger, danger, suicide, hysteria, graphic violence, paranoia, natural disaster, forces of nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, philadelphia, usa, nebraska, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 339K
Super 8 (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters are making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. In the midst of filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to escape with their lives. They soon discover that the catastrophe was no ...
Style: suspenseful, psychotronic, sentimental, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: childhood, alien, young heroes, small town, friendship, ufo, adventure, monster, investigation, youth, creature, attack ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1958, year 1963 ...
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 37K
Cube Zero (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cube Zero is the third film in the trilogy yet this time instead of a film about people trapped in a deadly cube trying to get out we see it from the eyes of someone who is controlling the cube and the torture of the victims inside. When the nerd ...
Style: scary, clever, futuristic, surreal, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parallel world, survival, rescue, mathematics, riddles and clues, isolation, mystery, captivity, race against time, danger, deadly, trap ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, life is a bitch, society, danger, survival, future dystopia, deadly, rivalry, escapades, heroes, bounty hunter, secret ...
Time: 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.1
 2K
Crawl or Die (2014)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Earth as we know it is gone. A virus has destroyed the planet and rendered all its women infertile, all but one. An elite team of soldiers are tasked with bringing the woman to safety on the newly habitable Earth Two. But when they are forced ...
Style: exciting, scary, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tunnel, survival, danger, chaos, confined, escapades, soldier, alien, evil alien, creature, death, space and aliens ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.0
 798
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, serious, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: save the world, survival, supernatural, life is a bitch, race against time, isolation, chaos, terminal illness, plague, deadly, danger, future dystopia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 19K
Cargo (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of CARGO takes place on rusty space-freighter KASSANDRA on its way to Station 42. The young medic LAURA is the only one awake on board while the rest of the crew lies frozen in hibernation sleep. In 4 months will Laura's shift be over.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, teleportation, isolation, danger, uncover truth, space and aliens, space colony, parallel world, escapades, cargo ship ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Whisperer in Darkness (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Written in 1931, H.P. Lovecraft's iconic genre-bending tale of suspense and alien terrors is brought to life in the style of the classic horror films of the 1930s like Frankenstein, Dracula and King Kong. Using its Mythoscope™ process — a ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, atmospheric, scary, suspense ...
Plot: legends and myths, riddles and clues, supernatural, abduction, mystery, danger, deadly, space and aliens, escape attempt, dishonesty, human host, deadly creature ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: vermont, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.
Style: tense, exciting, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: cia, fighting the system, manhunt, espionage, uncover truth, life turned upside down, who to trust, conspiracy, political conspiracy, off the grid, state affairs, political thriller ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, middle east, washington d.c., manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 163K
The Abyss (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface where he confronts a mysterious ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, cerebral ...
Plot: underwater, ocean, ufo, submarine, first contact, space and aliens, alien encounter, sea, underwater scene, heroic mission, ocean or sea, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 63K
The Signal (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three college students on a road trip across the Southwest experience a detour – the tracking of a computer genius who has already hacked into MIT and exposed security faults. When the trio find themselves drawn to an eerily isolated area, ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, futuristic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hacker, danger, secret laboratory, imaginary, alien contact, life turned upside down, supernatural, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, disability, cyborgs, laboratory, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, future
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 144K
Pandorum (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually not alone – and the reality of their situation is more ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, isolation, spacecraft, survival, space and aliens, mutant, danger, memory loss, mission, post apocalypse, fear ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
 255K
Contact (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, emotional, intense, clever ...
Plot: alien encounter, benign alien, alien contact, scientist, wormhole, space travel, space and aliens, science, first contact, research, nasa, astronomer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: new mexico, usa, hokkaido, florida, puerto rico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.6
 525
Deadly Skies (2006)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The sky is literally falling in this thriller as one of the nation's leading astronomers, Madison Kelsey believes she is tracking a huge rogue asteroid rocketing toward earth. However, she can't get anyone in authority to take her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, save the world, survival, rescue, escapades, race against time, adventure, danger, space travel, scientist, catastrophe, asteroid ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Day of the Dead (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Day of the Dead is a horror film which is nominally a quasi-remake of George A. Romero's classic zombie film of the same name, which was the third in Romero's Dead series. The film is directed by Steve Miner (who also directed Friday the ...
Style: scary, rough, suspense, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, quarantine, small town, virus, soldier, survival, deadly creature, race against time, danger, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%