Movies like The Andromeda Strain 1971

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The Andromeda Strain (1971)
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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, laboratory, science, race against time, survival, disaster, deadly virus, cure, heroic mission, life is a bitch, small town, research, terminal illness, underground, satellite, timebomb, surveillance, bio weapon, conspiracy, epilepsy, greed, catastrophe, nuclear threat, nasa, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, future, 1950s
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 scary films with plots about danger, catastrophe, deadly, chases and races, survival, race against time and death mostly in Thriller, Sci-Fi and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Andromeda Strain: The Manhattan Project (1986), Warning Sign (1985), Brainstorm (1983), The Satan Bug (1965), 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, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: heist, bomb, runaway, laboratory, nuclear, helicopter, scientist, plutonium, workplace situations, college life, college, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, new york state
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The Andromeda Strain (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 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: biohazard, plague, laboratory, bacteria, cure, disease, evil alien, virus, survival, catastrophe, satellite, deadly virus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 70s
Place: usa, utah, shanghai, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, scary, bleak, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, zombie, contamination, bio weapon, laboratory, biological warfare, life is a bitch, supernatural, heroes, rescue, race against time, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.4
 12K
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, meditative, psychological ...
Plot: memory, virtual reality, conspiracy, experiment gone awry, uncover truth, future dystopia, mad scientist, rebellion, fighting the system, husband wife relationship, corporation, government agent ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: england, europe, london, north carolina, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: serious, exciting, scary, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biological warfare, laboratory, bio weapon, heist, plague, mad scientist, chase, undercover, race against time, scientist, agent, escape ...
Time: 60s
Place: florida, los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.5
 2K
The Kindred (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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, experiment gone awry, survival, investigation, death, creature, laboratory, transformation, secrets, genetics ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 4.6
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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, rough, suspenseful, suspense, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, save the world, experiment gone awry, race against time, supernatural, rivalry, heroes, survival, plague, zombie, escapades, government agency ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, year 1969
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 19K
Coma (1978)
Genre: Drama, 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, neo noir, captivating ...
Plot: coma, hospital, black market, investigation, amateur detective, mystery, crimes, conspiracy, intern, murder, hitman, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.5
 120K
The Crazies (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four friends find themselves trapped in their small hometown after they discover their friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: insanity, plague, bio weapon, infected, survival, quarantine, deadly virus, chaos and mayhem, on the run, chaos, small town, transformation ...
Place: iowa, usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 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, serious, exciting
Plot: trapped in space, survival, spacecraft, rescue, space and aliens, escapades, terrorism, murder, outer space, evil corporation, disaster, catastrophe ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.2
 641
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: scary, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: computer virus, technology gone awry, chaos and mayhem, computers and web, plague, bio weapon, chaos, disaster, distopia, catastrophe, race against time, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, memory, mystery, investigation, serial killer, experiment, race against time, uncover truth, crimes, false accusation, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 453K
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, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, adventure, maze, trapped, distopia, apocalypse, youth, society, young heroes, memory loss, future dystopia, post apocalypse ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.9
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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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: supernatural, survival, race against time, life is a bitch, save the world, terminal illness, plague, chaos, future dystopia, escapades, isolation, disaster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 hunter, nazi, chase, jungle, genetic engineering, cloning, investigation, obsession, conspiracy, against humanity, manhunt, mad scientist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: paraguay, latin america, europe, usa, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 175K
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, psychological ...
Plot: first contact, ufo, ocean, space and aliens, sea, submarine, heroic mission, disaster, alien encounter, alien life-form, catastrophe, survival ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
⇓ 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: feminism, housewife, suburbs, small town, robot, woman in danger, missing person, women's liberation, mystery, crimes, couple relations, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.2
 8K
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: serious, rough, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, survival, life is a bitch, society, future dystopia, rivalry, escapades, heroes, bounty hunter, secret, tough heroes, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, chaos and mayhem, plague, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, exciting, futuristic, philosophical, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: body swapping, soul transference, rich man, moral dilemma, uncover truth, cloning, doctor, chase, manhunt, disorder, immortality, hidden identity ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, new orleans, caribbean, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 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, serious, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tunnel, survival, chaos, soldier, confined, escapades, alien, evil alien, creature, death, distopia, strong female presence ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Force Of Impact (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: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the world, heroic mission, survival, escapades, race against time, adventure, rescue, space travel, scientist, disaster, asteroid, lesbian sex ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 40K
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, surreal, clever, rough, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parallel world, survival, rescue, mathematics, riddles and clues, isolation, mystery, race against time, captivity, trap, memory loss, puzzle ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, supernatural, mystery, abduction, riddles and clues, space and aliens, escape attempt, dishonesty, deadly creature, conspiracy, human host, professor ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: new england, vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 232K
Knowing (2009)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious, bleak ...
Audience: kids
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, foreknowledge, disaster, supernatural, catastrophe, prediction, prophecy, air disaster, code, scientist, professor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 20th century, year 1959 ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 20K
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: suspenseful, futuristic, suspense, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, isolation, teleportation, uncover truth, space and aliens, space colony, parallel world, escapades, expedition, humanity in peril ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.9
 1K
Venomous (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Mutant snakes survived a terrorist attack on a government laboratory, and they now threaten the town of Santa Mira Springs, California. Seismic activity has brought snakes to the surface, where residents are being bitten. Victims can transmit the ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: snake, small town, dangerous animal, rattlesnake, epidemic, plague, survival, race against time, heroic mission, deadly creature, laboratory, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 66K
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, secret laboratory, cyborgs, alien contact, supernatural, life turned upside down, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, disability, laboratory, super strength, road trip, mysterious place ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, future
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
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Black Death (1992)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, France, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On her way home in a plane to New York, the teenage Sarah gets very ill. She realizes too late that it's more than a cold and with her parents still on vacation, she breaks down in the middle of the street and dies shortly after in a hospital ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, apocalyptic
Plot: airplane, hospital, plague, terminal illness, doctors and patients, race against time, getting home, catastrophe, disaster, epidemic, infection, apocalypse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Anaconda 3: Offspring (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Cancer-terminal tycoon Peter Murdoch's secret Wexel Hall Pharmaceuticals lab has developed a blood orchid extract cure. To examine why it works optimally in snakes, they also bread a super-anaconda strain. But the original pair escapes, leaving ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, snake, giant snake, forest, dangerous animal, human versus animal, experiment gone awry, plague, heroic mission, race against time, adventure, laboratory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%