Movies like Barb Wire 1996

A sexy nightclub owner, Barb Wire moonlights as a mercenary in Steel Harbor, one of the last free zones in the now fascist United States. When scientist Cora Devonshire wanders into Barb's establishment, she gets roped into a top-secret government plot involving biological weapons. Soon Barb is reunited with her old flame Axel Hood, who is now Cora's husband and a guerrilla fighter, resulting in plenty of tense action.

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1 Evolution 2001

A comedy that follows the chaos that ensues when a meteor hits the Earth carrying alien life forms that give new meaning to the term "survival of the fittest." David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott, and Julianne Moore are the only people standing between the aliens and world domination... which could be bad news for the Earth.

Genres:

Comedy, Science Fiction

Director:

Ivan Reitman

Writers:

Don Jakoby (story), David Diamond (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.1

2 Charlie's Angels 2000

Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Director:

McG

Country:

United States of America
5.5

3 Leviathan 1989

Underwater deep-sea miners encounter a Soviet wreck and bring back a dangerous cargo to their base on the ocean floor with horrifying results. The crew of the mining base must fight to survive against a genetic mutation that hunts them down one by one.

Genres:

Adventure, Horror, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

George P. Cosmatos

Writers:

David Webb Peoples (story) (as David Peoples), David Webb Peoples (screenplay) (as David Peoples) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Italy, United States of America
5.8

4 Deep Rising 1998

A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who have taken over the ship first.

Genres:

Adventure, Action, Horror, Science Fiction

Director:

Stephen Sommers

Writer:

Stephen Sommers

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6.1

5 Virus 1999

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.

Genres:

Horror, Action, Science Fiction

Director:

John Bruno

Writers:

Chuck Pfarrer (creator: Dark Horse Comic Book series: "Virus"), Chuck Pfarrer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United States of America, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, France
5

6 Doom 2005

A team of space marines known as the Rapid Response Tactical Squad, led by Sarge, is sent to a science facility on Mars after somebody reports a security breach. There, they learn that the alert came after a test subject, a mass murderer purposefully injected with alien DNA, broke free and began killing people. Dr. Grimm, who is related to team member Reaper, informs them all that the chromosome can mutate humans into monsters -- and is highly infectious.

Genres:

Action, Horror, Science Fiction

Director:

Andrzej Bartkowiak

Writers:

Dave Callaham (screenplay) (as David Callaham), Wesley Strick (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Czech Republic, Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
5.2

7 The Shadow 1994

Based on the 1930's comic strip, puts the hero up against his arch enemy, Shiwan Khan, who plans to take over the world by holding a city to ransom using an atom bomb. Using his powers of invisibility and "The power to cloud men's minds", the Shadow comes blazing to the city's rescue with explosive results.

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Russell Mulcahy

Writers:

Walter B. Gibson (character The Shadow from stories), David Koepp

Country:

United States of America
6.1

8 Species 1995

In 1993, the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence Project receives a transmission detailing an alien DNA structure, along with instructions on how to splice it with human DNA. The result is Sil, a sensual but deadly creature who can change from a beautiful woman to an armour-plated killing machine in the blink of an eye.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Horror, Action

Director:

Roger Donaldson

Writer:

Dennis Feldman

Country:

United States of America
5.8

9 Warlock 1989

A warlock flees from the 17th to the 20th century, with a witch-hunter in hot pursuit. A Warlock is taken captive in Boston, Massachusetts in 1691 by a witch-hunter Giles Redferne. He is sentenced to death for his activities, including the bewitching of Redferne's bride-to-be, but before the execution a demon appears and propels the Warlock forward in time to 20th century Los Angeles, California.

Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Director:

Steve Miner

Writer:

David Twohy (as D.T. Twohy)

Country:

United States of America
6.2

10 Catwoman 2004

Liquidated after discovering a corporate conspiracy, mild-mannered graphic artist Patience Phillips washes up on an island, where she's resurrected and endowed with the prowess of a cat -- and she's eager to use her new skills ... as a vigilante. Before you can say "cat and mouse," handsome gumshoe Tom Lone is on her tail.

Genres:

Action, Fantasy, Mystery

Director:

Pitof

Writers:

Bob Kane (characters), Theresa Rebeck (story) | 5 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
3.4

11 Street Fighter 1994

Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Thriller, Drama, Science Fiction

Director:

Steven E. de Souza

Countries:

Japan, United States of America
4

12 Mortal Kombat 1995

For nine generations an evil sorcerer has been victorious in hand-to-hand battle against his mortal enemies. If he wins a tenth Mortal Kombat tournament, desolation and evil will reign over the multiverse forever. To save Earth, three warriors must overcome seemingly insurmountable odds, their own inner demons, and superhuman foes in this action/adventure movie based on one of the most popular video games of all time.

Genres:

Action, Fantasy

Director:

Paul W.S. Anderson (as Paul Anderson)

Writers:

Ed Boon (video games), John Tobias (video games) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.8

13 Joe's Apartment 1996

A nice guy has just moved to New York and discovers that he must share his run-down apartment with a couple thousand singing, dancing cockroaches.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

John Payson

Writers:

John Payson (short film), John Payson (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
5.4

14 An American Werewolf In Paris 1997

An American man unwittingly gets involved with werewolves who have developed a serum allowing them to transform at will.

Genres:

Horror, Comedy

Director:

Anthony Waller

Writers:

John Landis (characters in An American Werewolf in London), Tim Burns | 2 more credits »

Countries:

France, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Netherlands, United States of America
5.1

15 Be Cool 2005

Disenchanted with the movie industry, Chili Palmer tries the music industry, meeting and romancing a widow of a music executive along the way.

Genres:

Comedy, Crime

Director:

F. Gary Gray

Writers:

Elmore Leonard (novel), Peter Steinfeld (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
5.6

16 Deep Blue Sea 1999

Researchers on the undersea lab Aquatica have genetically altered the brains of captive sharks to develop a cure for Alzheimer's disease. But there's an unexpected side effect: the sharks got smarter, faster, and more dangerous. After a big storm damages their remote research facility, they must fight for their lives.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Horror

Director:

Renny Harlin

Countries:

Australia, United States of America
5.8

17 The Phantom 1996

The 21st successor to the role of Bengalla's resident superhero must travel to New York to prevent a rich madman from obtaining three magic skulls that would give him the secret to ultimate power.

Genres:

Adventure, Action

Director:

Simon Wincer

Writers:

Lee Falk (characters), Jeffrey Boam

Countries:

Australia, United States of America
4.9

18 Underworld 2003

Vampires and werewolves have waged a nocturnal war against each other for centuries. But all bets are off when a female vampire warrior named Selene, who's famous for her strength and werewolf-hunting prowess, becomes smitten with a peace-loving male werewolf, Michael, who wants to end the war.

Genres:

Fantasy, Action, Thriller

Director:

Len Wiseman

Writers:

Kevin Grevioux (story), Len Wiseman (story) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Germany, Hungary, United Kingdom, United States of America
7

19 Frosty 1965

A discarded silk top-hat becomes the focus of a struggle between a washed-up stage magician and a group of schoolchildren, after it magically brings a snowman to life. Realizing that newly-living Frosty will melt in spring unless he takes refuge in a colder climate, Frosty and Karen, a young girl who he befriends, stow away on a freight train headed for the north pole. Little do they know that the magician is following them, and he wants his hat back!

Genres:

Family, Animation, TV Movie

Writer:

Romeo Muller

Countries:

Japan, United States of America
7.3

20 F/x 1986

A movies special effects man is hired by a government agency to help stage the assassination of a well known gangster. When the agency double cross him, he uses his special effects to trap the gangster and the corrupt agents.

Genres:

Crime, Thriller, Action

Director:

Robert Mandel

Country:

United States of America
6.7

21 Swept Away 2002

Stranded and alone on a desert island during a cruise, a spoiled rich woman and a deckhand fall in love and make a date to reunite after their rescue.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Guy Ritchie

Writer:

Guy Ritchie (screenplay)

Countries:

Italy, United Kingdom
3.6

22 Emmanuelle 1974

Emmanuelle, a svelte, naive young woman, is en route to Bangkok where she'll join her new husband. He works for the French Embassy and has a lovely home, several dedicated servants, and an expensive car at his disposal. Once Emmanuelle arrives, her husband and a few friends introduce her to a realm of sexual ecstasy she'd never imagined.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Just Jaeckin

Country:

France
5.3

23 Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2006

When the body of the executive of hockey Benoit Brisset is found on the billboard of the border of Quebec and Ontario, the jurisdiction of the crime is shared between the two police forces and detectives David Bouchard from Montreal and Martin Ward from Toronto are assigned to work together. With totally different styles, attitudes and languages.

Genres:

Action, Comedy, Crime

Director:

Erik Canuel

Country:

Canada
6.8

24 Nikita 1990

A beautiful felon, sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a policeman, is given a second chance - as a secret political assassin controlled by the government.

Genres:

Action, Thriller

Director:

Luc Besson

Writer:

Luc Besson

Countries:

France, Italy
7.3