Movies like 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.

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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 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

4 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

5 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

6 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

7 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

8 The Day After 1983

In the mid-1980s, the U.S. is poised on the brink of nuclear war. This shadow looms over the residents of a small town in Kansas as they continue their daily lives. Dr. Russell Oakes maintains his busy schedule at the hospital, Denise Dahlberg prepares for her upcoming wedding, and Stephen Klein is deep in his graduate studies. When the unthinkable happens and the bombs come down, the town's residents are thrust into the horrors of nuclear winter.

Genres:

TV Movie, Science Fiction, Drama

Director:

Nicholas Meyer

Writer:

Edward Hume

Country:

United States of America
7

9 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

10 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

11 Book Of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 2000

Young adults become fascinated by the events of the three missing filmmakers in Maryland, so they decide to go into the same woods and find out what really happened.

Genres:

Mystery, Thriller, Horror

Director:

Joe Berlinger

Writers:

Daniel Myrick (characters), Eduardo Sánchez (characters) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
3.9

12 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

13 The Saint 1997

Simon Templar (The Saint), is a thief for hire, whose latest job to steal the secret process for cold fusion puts him at odds with a traitor bent on toppling the Russian government, as well as the woman who holds its secret.

Genres:

Thriller, Action, Romance, Science Fiction, Adventure

Director:

Phillip Noyce

Writers:

Leslie Charteris (character), Jonathan Hensleigh (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.2

14 Cutthroat Island 1995

Morgan Adams and her slave, William Shaw, are on a quest to recover the three portions of a treasure map. Unfortunately, the final portion is held by her murderous uncle, Dawg. Her crew is skeptical of her leadership abilities, so she must complete her quest before they mutiny against her. This is made yet more difficult by the efforts of the British crown to end her pirate raids.

Genres:

Action, Adventure

Director:

Renny Harlin

Writers:

Michael Frost Beckner (story), James Gorman (story) | 4 more credits »

Countries:

France, Germany, Italy, United States of America
5.7

15 Loaded Weapon 1 1993

An LA detective is murdered because she has microfilm with the recipe to make cocaine cookies. A "Lethal Weapon" style cop team tries to find and stop the fiends before they can dope the nation by distributing their wares via the "Wilderness Girls" cookie drive.

Genres:

Comedy, Crime, Action

Director:

Gene Quintano

Writers:

Don Holley (story), Tori Tellem (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.2

16 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

17 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

18 3000 Miles To Graceland 2001

It was an ingenious enough plan: rob the Riviera Casino's count room during an Elvis impersonator convention. But Thomas Murphy decided to keep all the money for himself and shot all his partners, including recently-freed ex-con Michael Zane. With $3.2 million at stake, the Marshals Service closing in, Michael must track down Murphy.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Country:

United States of America
6

19 Hollow Man 2000

Cocky researcher, Sebastian Caine is working on a project to make living creatures invisible and he's so confident he's found the right formula that he tests it on himself and soon begins to vanish. The only problem is – no-one can determine how to make him visible again. Caine's predicament eventually drives him mad, with terrifying results.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Paul Verhoeven

Writers:

Gary Scott Thompson (story), Andrew W. Marlowe (story) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
5.8

20 Apt Pupil 1998

One day in 1984, Todd Bowden, a brilliant high school boy fascinated by the history of Nazism, stumbles across an old man whose appearance resembles that of Kurt Dussander, a wanted Nazi war criminal. A month later, Todd decides to knock on his door.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Director:

Bryan Singer

Writers:

Stephen King (novel), Brandon Boyce (screenplay)

Countries:

France, United States of America
6.7

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 Hard Rain 1998

Get swept up in the action as an armored car driver (Christian Slater) tries to elude a gang of thieves (led by Morgan Freeman) while a flood ravages the countryside. Hard Rain is "a wild, thrilling, chilling action ride" filled with close calls, uncertain loyalties and heart-stopping heroics.

Genres:

Thriller, Crime, Action

Director:

Mikael Salomon

Writer:

Graham Yost

Countries:

Denmark, France, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States of America
5.9

23 Turbulence 1997

On a flight transporting dangerous convicts, murderer Ryan Weaver manages to break free and cause complete chaos throughout the plane. As various people on board fall victim to Weaver, it is ultimately down to flight attendant Teri Halloran to keep the aircraft from crashing, with on-ground support from an air traffic controller. While Halloran struggles to pilot the plane, Weaver continues to terrorize the surviving members of the crew.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Robert Butler

Writer:

Jonathan Brett

Country:

United States of America
4.9

24 Blue Thunder 1983

Officer Frank Murphy, an experienced LAPD helicopter pilot, is given command of the advanced new "Blue Thunder" chopper. But he begins to wonder why the LAPD would need a helicopter so powerful and why it is such a secret.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Action, Thriller, Crime, Drama

Director:

John Badham

Country:

United States of America
6.4