Movies like 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.

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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 The X Files 1998

Mulder and Scully, now taken off the FBI's X Files cases, must find a way to fight the shadowy elements of the government to find out the truth about a conspiracy that might mean the alien colonization of Earth.

Genres:

Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Rob Bowman

Writers:

Chris Carter (story), Frank Spotnitz (story) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
7

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 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

6 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

7 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

8 Phantoms 1998

In the peaceful town of Snowfield, Colorado something evil has wiped out the community. And now, its up to a group of people to stop it, or at least get out of Snowfield alive.

Genres:

Horror, Science Fiction

Director:

Joe Chappelle

Writers:

Dean R. Koontz (novel) (as Dean Koontz), Dean R. Koontz (screenplay) (as Dean Koontz)

Country:

United States of America
5.5

9 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

10 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

11 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

12 The Thing 2011

When paleontologist Kate Lloyd travels to an isolated outpost in Antarctica for the expedition of a lifetime, she joins an international team that unearths a remarkable discovery. Their elation quickly turns to fear as they realize that their experiment has freed a mysterious being from its frozen prison. Paranoia spreads like an epidemic as a creature that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish in this spine-tingling thriller.

Genres:

Horror, Science Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. (as Matthijs van Heijningen)

Writers:

Eric Heisserer, John W. Campbell Jr. (short story "Who Goes There?")

Countries:

United States of America, Canada
6.2

13 Deepstar Six 1989

The crew of an experimental underwater nuclear base are forced to struggle for their lives when their explorations disturb a creature who threatens to destroy their base.

Genres:

Action, Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Sean S. Cunningham

Country:

United States of America
5.3

14 Christine 1983

Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind the wheel of his exotic beauty. Arnie's girlfriend Leigh and best friend Dennis reach out to him, only to be met by a Fury like no other.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

John Carpenter

Writers:

Stephen King (based upon the novel by), Bill Phillips (screenplay by)

Country:

United States of America
6.7

15 Village Of The Damned 1995

An American village is visited by some unknown life form which leaves the women of the village pregnant. Nine months later, the babies are born, and they all look normal, but it doesn't take the "parents" long to realize that the kids are not human or humane.

Genres:

Thriller, Horror, Science Fiction

Director:

John Carpenter

Country:

United States of America
5.6

16 The Arrival 1996

Zane Ziminski is an astrophysicist who receives a message that seems to have extraterrestrial origins. Eerily soon after his discovery, Zane is fired. He then embarks on a search to determine the origins of the transmission that leads him into a Hitchcockian labyrinth of paranoia and intrigue.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

David Twohy

Writer:

David Twohy

Countries:

Mexico, United States of America
6.3

17 The Fog 1980

Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone stumbles upon a dark secret about the town's founding; radio announcer Stevie witnesses a mystical fire; and hitchhiker Elizabeth discovers the mutilated corpse of a fisherman. Then a mysterious iridescent fog descends upon the village, and more people start to die.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

John Carpenter

Country:

United States of America
6.8

18 Invasion Of The Body Snatchers 1978

The first remake of the paranoid infiltration classic moves the setting for the invasion, from a small town to the city of San Francisco and starts as Matthew Bennell notices that several of his friends are complaining that their close relatives are in some way different. When questioned later they themselves seem changed, as they deny everything or make lame excuses. As the invaders increase in number they become more open and Bennell, who has by now witnessed an attempted "replacement", realises that he and his friends must escape or suffer the same fate. But who can he trust to help him and who has already been snatched?

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Philip Kaufman

Writers:

W.D. Richter (screenplay), Jack Finney (novel)

Country:

United States of America
7.4

19 Congo 1995

Eight people embark on an expedition into the Congo, a mysterious expanse of unexplored Africa where human greed and the laws of nature have gone berserk. When the thrill-seekers -- some with ulterior motives -- stumble across a race of killer apes.

Genres:

Action, Adventure

Director:

Frank Marshall

Writers:

Michael Crichton (novel), John Patrick Shanley (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
5.2

20 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

21 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

22 King Kong 1976

In this remake of the 1933 classic about the giant ape, an oil company expedition disturbs the peace of Kong and brings him back to New York to exploit him. Even though a woman somewhat tames Kong, he finally breaks loose and terrorizes the city, and as the military attempt to stop him, he falls to his death from the top of the World Trade Center.

Genres:

Adventure, Drama

Director:

John Guillermin

Writers:

James Ashmore Creelman (based on the {1933} screenplay) (as James Creelman), Ruth Rose (based on the {1933} screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.9

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 The Fly 1958

Industrialist François Delambre is called late at night by his sister-in-law, Helene Delambre, who tells him that she has just killed her husband, André. Reluctant at first, she eventually explains to the police that André invented a matter transportation apparatus and, while experimenting on himself, a fly entered the chamber during the matter transference.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Science Fiction

Director:

Kurt Neumann

Writers:

James Clavell (screenplay), George Langelaan (based on a story by)

Country:

United States of America
7.1