Movies like The Island Of Dr. Moreau 1996

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.

If you already watched and love The Island Of Dr. Moreau, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to The Island Of Dr. Moreau.

1 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

2 Excalibur 1981

A surreal adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur", chronicling Arthur Pendragon's conception, his rise to the throne, the search by his Knights of the Round Table for the Holy Grail, and ultimately his death.

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy

Director:

John Boorman

Writers:

Thomas Malory (book), Rospo Pallenberg (adaptation) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.4

3 Brotherhood Of The Wolf 2001

In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his Native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.

Genres:

Adventure, Horror, Action, History

Director:

Christophe Gans

Writers:

Stéphane Cabel (original scenario), Stéphane Cabel (adaptation) | 1 more credit »

Country:

France
7

4 Léolo 1992

The story of an imaginative boy who pretends he is the child of a sperm-laden Sicilian tomato upon which his mother accidentally fell.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Jean-Claude Lauzon

Country:

Canada
7.5

5 Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow 2004

When gigantic robots attack New York City, "Sky Captain" uses his private air force to fight them off. His ex-girlfriend, reporter Polly Perkins, has been investigating the recent disappearance of prominent scientists. Suspecting a link between the global robot attacks and missing men, Sky Captain and Polly decide to work together. They fly to the Himalayas in pursuit of the mysterious Dr. Totenkopf, the mastermind behind the robots.

Genres:

Mystery, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Adventure

Director:

Kerry Conran

Writer:

Kerry Conran

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6

6 Quest For Fire 1981

A colossal adventure odyssey that turns back the hands of time to the very beginning of man's existence. 80,000 years ago, when man roamed the earth, he was exposed to the many harsh elements of nature. Against the perilous atmosphere of rugged terrain, rival tribes and savage beasts, Quest for Fire examines a peaceful tribe's search for that all important element fire, and the knowledge to create it. Focusing on human dream as well as realistic insights into pre-historic man, the constant struggle for survival is vividly recreated in this sensational production.

Genres:

Adventure, Drama

Writers:

Gérard Brach (screenplay) (as Gerard Brach), J.H. Rosny Sr. (based on the novel by)

Countries:

Canada, France, United States of America
7.3

7 The Name Of The Rose 1986

14th-century Franciscan monk William of Baskerville and his young novice arrive at a conference to find that several monks have been murdered under mysterious circumstances. To solve the crimes, William must rise up against the Church's authority and fight the shadowy conspiracy of monastery monks using only his intelligence – which is considerable.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Writers:

Umberto Eco (novel), Andrew Birkin (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

France, Italy, Germany
7.7

8 The People Vs. Larry Flynt 1996

Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for all people.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Milos Forman

Country:

United States of America
7.3

9 The Big Blue 1988

Not to be confused with Luc Besson's film of the same title from the same year. Documentarian Andrew Horn's second narrative feature.

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Director:

Andrew Horn

Writers:

Andrew Horn (story), Jim Neu
6.8

10 The Red Violin 1998

Spans 300 years in the life of one famed musical instrument that winds up in present-day Montreal on the auction block. Crafted by the Italian master Bussotti (Cecchi) in 1681, the red violin derives its unusual color from the human blood mixed into the finish. With this legacy, the violin travels to Austria, England, China, and Canada, leaving both beauty and tragedy in its wake.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Music, Romance

Director:

François Girard

Countries:

Canada, Italy, United Kingdom
7.6

11 The Crying Game 1992

Irish Republican Army member Fergus forms an unexpected bond with Jody, a kidnapped British soldier in his custody, despite the warnings of fellow IRA members Jude and Maguire. Jody makes Fergus promise he'll visit his girlfriend, Dil, in London, and when Fergus flees to the city, he seeks her out. Hounded by his former IRA colleagues, he finds himself increasingly drawn to the enigmatic, and surprising, Dil.

Genres:

Romance, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Neil Jordan

Writer:

Neil Jordan

Countries:

Japan, United Kingdom, Ireland
7.2

12 1492: Conquest Of Paradise 1992

1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Drama, History

Director:

Ridley Scott

Writer:

Rose Bosch (scenario) (as Roselyne Bosch)

Countries:

Spain, France, United Kingdom
6.5

13 Animal Factory 2000

Suburbanite Ron is spoiled, young and not overly worried about the marijuana charges leveled against him. But, after being made out to be a drug dealer, he faces a five-year jail sentence in San Quentin State Prison. Physically frail and unaccustomed to his rough surroundings, Ron is primed to fall victim to sexual predators and bullying guards – that is, until he's befriended by Earl, a veteran inmate who finds meaning in protecting the vulnerable new kid.

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Director:

Steve Buscemi

Writers:

Edward Bunker (novel), Edward Bunker (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.6

14 Titus 1999

Titus Andronicus returns from the wars and sees his sons and daughters taken from him, one by one. Shakespeare's goriest and earliest tragedy.

Genres:

Drama, History, Thriller

Director:

Julie Taymor

Writers:

William Shakespeare (play), Julie Taymor (screenplay)

Countries:

United Kingdom, Italy, United States of America
7.1

15 Last Night 1998

Various citizens of Toronto anxiously await the end of the world, which is occurring at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance, Drama

Director:

Don McKellar

Writer:

Don McKellar

Country:

Canada
7.1

16 The Clan Of The Cave Bear 1986

Natural changes have the clans moving. Iza, medicine woman of the "Clan of the Cave Bear" finds little Ayla from the "others"' clan - tradition would have the clan kill Ayla immediately, but Iza insists on keeping her. When the little one finds a most needed new cave, she's allowed to stay - and thrive.

Genres:

Adventure, Drama

Director:

Michael Chapman

Writers:

Jean M. Auel (novel), John Sayles (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
5.4

17 Beowulf 1999

Beowulf is a wanderer who learns about a man-eating creature called Grendel which comes in the night to devour warriors trapped at the Outpost. The Outpost is ruled by Hrothgar. He has a daughter, whose husband may have been murdered by the Outpost's master of arms

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Thriller, Adventure, Horror, Fantasy

Director:

Graham Baker

Writers:

Anonymous (epic poem "Beowulf"), Mark Leahy (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

France, United States of America
4.1

18 The Emerald Forest 1985

For ten years, engineer Bill Markham has searched tirelessly for his son Tommy who disappeared from the edge of the Brazilian rainforest. Miraculously, he finds the boy living among the reclusive Amazon tribe who adopted him. And that's when Bill's adventure truly begins. For his son is now a grown tribesman who moves skillfully through this beautiful-but-dangerous terrain, fearful only of those who would exploit it. And as Bill attempts to "rescue" him from the savagery of the untamed jungle, Tommy challenges Bill's idea of true civilization and his notions about who needs rescuing.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Drama

Director:

John Boorman

Country:

United Kingdom
6.9

19 Until The End Of The World 1991

Until The End of the World is an odyssey for the modern age. As with Homer's Odyssey, the purpose of the journey is to restore sight -- a spiritual reconciliation between an obsessed father and a deserted son. Dr. Farber, in trying to find a cure for his wife's blindness, has created a device that allows the user to send images directly to the brain, enabling the blind to see.

Genres:

Thriller, Drama, Science Fiction, Action

Director:

Wim Wenders

Writers:

Peter Carey (screenplay), Wim Wenders (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

Australia, France, Germany, United States of America
6.7

20 Indochine 1992

Eliane Devries is the seemingly repressed owner of a prosperous rubber plantation in French Indochina, circa 1930. Her steely exterior, however, is only a mask intended to hide her torrid love affairs from upper class society

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Régis Wargnier

Writers:

Erik Orsenna (original scenario & adaptation and dialogue), Louis Gardel (original scenario & adaptation and dialogue) | 2 more credits »

Country:

France
7.1

21 Runaway Train 1985

A hardened convict and a younger prisoner escape from a brutal prison in the middle of winter only to find themselves on an out-of-control train with a female railway worker while being pursued by the vengeful head of security.

Genres:

Action, Thriller

Director:

Andrey Konchalovskiy (as Andrei Konchalovsky)

Writers:

Djordje Milicevic (screenplay), Paul Zindel (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Israel, United States of America
7.2

22 The Stunt Man 1980

While on the run from the police, Steve Railsback hides in a group of moviemakers where he pretends to be a stunt man. Both aided and endangered by the director (Peter O'Toole) he avoids both the police and sudden death as a stuntman. The mixture of real danger and fantasy of the movie is an interesting twist for the viewer as the two blend in individual scenes.

Genres:

Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Richard Rush

Writers:

Lawrence B. Marcus (screenplay), Richard Rush (adaptation) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

23 The Duellists 1977

In 1800, as Napoleon Bonaparte rises to power in France, a rivalry erupts between Armand and Gabriel, two lieutenants in the French Army, over a perceived insult. For over a decade, they engage in a series of duels amidst larger conflicts, including the failed French invasion of Russia in 1812, and shifts in the political and social systems of Europe.

Genres:

Drama, War

Director:

Ridley Scott

Writers:

Gerald Vaughan-Hughes (screenplay), Joseph Conrad (story "The Duel")

Country:

United Kingdom
7.4

24 At Play In The Fields Of The Lord 1991

Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, before the natives murdered them all. They are sent by the pompous Leslie Huben, who runs the missionary effort in the area but who seems more concerned about competing with his Catholic 'rivals' than in the Indians themselves. Hazel is terrified of the Indians while Martin is fascinated. Soon American pilot Lewis Moon joins the Indian tribe but is attracted by Leslie's young wife, Andy. Can the interaction of these characters and cultures, and the advancing bulldozers of civilization, avoid disaster?

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Hector Babenco

Writers:

Peter Matthiessen (based on the novel by), Jean-Claude Carrière (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Brazil, United States of America
6.9