Movies like 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.

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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 Dreamcatcher 2003

Four boyhood pals perform a heroic act and are changed by the powers they gain in return. Years later, on a hunting trip in the Maine woods, they're overtaken by a vicious blizzard that harbors an ominous presence. Challenged to stop an alien force, the friends must first prevent the slaughter of innocent civilians by a military vigilante ... and then overcome a threat to the bond that unites the four of them.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Lawrence Kasdan

Writers:

Stephen King (novel), William Goldman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.5

3 Ghosts Of Mars 2001

Melanie Ballard is a hard nosed police chief in the year 2025. She and a police snatch squad are sent to Mars to apprehend dangerous criminal James Williams. Mars has been occupied by humans for some time and they have set up mining facilities. The mining activities on Mars have unleashed the spirits of alien beings who gradually possess the bodies of the workers. It soon turns out that catching the dangerous fugitive takes a back seat as the alien spirits begin to rid their planet of the 'invaders'.

Genres:

Action, Horror, Science Fiction

Director:

John Carpenter

Country:

United States of America
4.9

4 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

5 Predators 2010

A mercenary reluctantly leads a motley crew of warriors who soon come to realize they've been captured and deposited on an alien planet by an unknown nemesis. With the exception of a peculiar physician, they are all cold-blooded killers, convicts, death squad members... hunters who have now become the hunted.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Adventure, Thriller

Director:

Nimród Antal

Country:

United States of America
6.4

6 Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem 2007

The iconic creatures from two of the scariest film franchises in movie history wage their most brutal battle ever—in our own backyard. The small town of Gunnison, Colorado becomes a war zone between two of the deadliest extra-terrestrial life forms—the Alien and the Predator. When a Predator scout ship crash-lands in the hills outside the town, Alien Facehuggers and a hybrid Alien/Predator are released and begin to terrorize the town.

Genres:

Fantasy, Action, Science Fiction, Thriller, Horror

Directors:

Colin Strause (as The Brothers Strause), Greg Strause (as The Brothers Strause)

Writers:

Shane Salerno, Dan O'Bannon ("Alien" characters) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
4.7

7 Dog Soldiers 2002

A squad of British soldiers on training in the lonesome Scottish wilderness find a wounded Special Forces captain and the remains of his team. As they encounter zoologist Megan, it turns out that werewolves are active in the region. They have to prepare for some action as the there will be a full moon tonight...

Genres:

Horror, Action, Thriller

Director:

Neil Marshall

Writer:

Neil Marshall

Countries:

Luxembourg, United Kingdom, United States of America
6.8

8 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

9 Mimic 1997

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 die after one generation, but three years later Susan finds out that the species has survived and evolved into a large, gruesome monster that can mimic human form.

Genres:

Fantasy, Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Guillermo del Toro

Writers:

Donald A. Wollheim (short story "Mimic"), Matthew Robbins (screen story) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.9

10 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

11 Screamers 1995

SIRIUS 6B, Year 2078. On a distant mining planet ravaged by a decade of war, scientists have created the perfect weapon: a blade-wielding, self-replicating race of killing devices known as Screamers designed for one purpose only -- to hunt down and destroy all enemy life forms.

Genres:

Horror, Science Fiction

Director:

Christian Duguay

Writers:

Philip K. Dick (short story "Second Variety"), Dan O'Bannon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Canada, Japan, United States of America
6.4

12 The Relic 1997

A homicide detective and an anthropologist try to destroy a South American lizard-like god, who's on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Peter Hyams

Writers:

Douglas Preston (novel), Lincoln Child (novel) | 4 more credits »

Countries:

Germany, Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States of America
5.8

13 Thinner 1996

A fat Lawyer finds himself growing "Thinner" when an old gypsy man places a hex on him. Now the lawyer must call upon his friends in organized crime to help him persuade the gypsy to lift the curse. Time is running out for the desperate lawyer as he draws closer to his own death, and grows ever thinner.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Tom Holland

Writers:

Stephen King (novel), Michael McDowell (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.8

14 End Of Days 1999

On 28 December 1999, the citizens of New York City are getting ready for the turn of the millennium. However, the Devil decides to crash the party by coming to the city, inhabiting a man's body, and searching for his chosen bride—a 20-year-old woman named Christine York. The world will end, and the only hope lies within an atheist named Jericho Cane.

Genres:

Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Director:

Peter Hyams

Country:

United States of America
5.8

15 The Cave 2005

After a group of biologists discovers a huge network of unexplored caves in Romania and, believing it to be an undisturbed eco-system that has produced a new species, they hire the best American team of underwater cave explorers in the world. While exploring deeper into the underwater caves, a rockslide blocks their exit, and they soon discover a larger carnivorous creature has added them to its food chain.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Bruce Hunt

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
5.1

16 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

17 Flatliners 1990

Five medical students want to find out if there is life after death. They plan to stop one of their hearts for a few seconds, thus simulating death, and then bring the person back to life.

Genres:

Drama, Science Fiction, Horror

Director:

Joel Schumacher

Writer:

Peter Filardi

Country:

United States of America
6.6

18 The Cell 2000

A psychotherapist journeys inside a comatose serial killer in the hopes of saving his latest victim.

Genres:

Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Tarsem Singh

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
6.3

19 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

20 Speed 1994

Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but a nightmare in LA traffic. And that's still not the end.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Crime

Director:

Jan de Bont

Writer:

Graham Yost

Country:

United States of America
7.2

21 Eight Legged Freaks 2002

The residents of a rural mining town discover that an unfortunate chemical spill has caused hundreds of little spiders to mutate overnight to the size of SUVs. It's then up to mining engineer Chris McCormack and Sheriff Sam Parker to mobilize an eclectic group of townspeople, including the Sheriff's young son, Mike, her daughter, Ashley, and paranoid radio announcer Harlan, into battle against the bloodthirsty eight-legged beasts.

Genres:

Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Ellory Elkayem

Writers:

Ellory Elkayem (story), Randy Kornfield (story) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Australia, United States of America
5.4

22 Soldier 1998

Sergeant Todd is a veteran soldier for an elite group of the armed forces. After being defeated by a new breed of genetically engineered soldiers, he is dumped on a waste planet and left for dead. He soon interacts with a group of crash survivors who lead out a peaceful existence. The peace is broken as the new soldiers land on the planet to eliminate the colony, which Sergeant Todd must defend.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction

Director:

Paul W.S. Anderson (as Paul Anderson)

Country:

United States of America
6

23 Lake Placid 1999

When a man is eaten alive by an unknown creature, the local Game Warden teams up with a paleontologist from New York to find the beast. Add to the mix an eccentric philanthropist with a penchant for "Crocs", and here we go! This quiet, remote lake is suddenly the focus of an intense search for a crocodile with a taste for live animals...and people!

Genres:

Horror, Comedy, Action, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Steve Miner

Writer:

David E. Kelley

Country:

United States of America
5.7

24 Alien³ 1992

After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt and Hicks do not survive the crash, a more unwelcome visitor does. The prison does not allow weapons of any kind, and with aid being a long time away, the prisoners must simply survive in any way they can.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Action, Horror

Director:

David Fincher

Writers:

Dan O'Bannon (characters), Ronald Shusett (characters) | 4 more credits »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.5