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The Fly (1986)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi

The Fly (1986)

Seth Brundle ('Jeff Goldblum' (qv)), a brilliant but eccentric scientist attempts to woo investigative journalist Veronica Quaife ('Geena Davis' (qv)) by offering her a scoop on his latest research in the field of matter transportation, which against all the expectations of the scientific establishment have proved successful. Up to a point. Brundle thinks he has ironed out the last problem when he successfully transports a living creature, but when he attempts to teleport himself a fly enters one of the transmission booths, and Brundle finds he is a changed man. This Science-Gone-Mad film is the source of the quotable quote "Be afraid. Be very afraid." (Read More)

Themes:abortion,  tragedy,  paranoia,  monster,  jealousy,  suicide
Mood:allegory,  nightmare,  gore
Locations:laboratory,  hospital
Period:1980s
Story:scientist,  woman takes off stocking,  removing a fingernail,  teleportation,  experiment gone wrong,  science runs amok,  mad scientist,  remake of cult film,  monster as victim,  assisted suicide,  voice recognition,  genetic alteration,  wall climbing,  blurred boundaries,  countdown timer,  trailer narrated by hal douglas,  loft apartment,  medicine cabinet,  grand guignol,  jaw ripped off,  strange behavior,  fingernail,  stocking,  doomed romance,  lifting an adult into the air,  lifting a female into the air,  defenestration,  baboon,  ear,  death wish,  pleading,  steak,  moral ambiguity,  arm ripped off,  physicist,  weeping,  famous line,  psychotronic film,  animal experimentation,  arm wrestling,  ex lover,  orchestral music score,  superhuman strength,  woman wearing only a man's shirt,  tragic love,  body horror,  teeth,  genetic engineering,  metamorphosis,  dental mask,  ex boyfriend,  super strength,  editor,  surgical mask,  medical mask,  intestines,  briefs,  mutation,  exploding head,  creature feature,  scissors,  cyberpunk,  male underwear,  magazine,  lifting someone into the air,  mutant,  experiment,  cult director,  first part,  stalking,  falling in love,  latex gloves,  reporter,  science,  animal in title,  love triangle,  computer,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  remake,  dream,  pregnancy,  cult film,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  violence,  interview

Hollow Man (2000)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hollow Man (2000)

Having discovered they could turn animals invisible, a group of scientists test the subject on a human. Head of research, Dr. Sebastian Caine decides to use himself as the subject. After the experiment can't be reversed, it takes a toll on Caine's personality, causing him to hunt down and kill his colleagues (Read More)

Themes:paranoia
Locations:laboratory
Story:experiment gone wrong,  experiment,  science runs amok,  mad scientist,  animal experimentation,  lifting someone into the air,  cult director,  first part,  stalking,  scientist,  science,  computer,  dream,  cult film,  bare chested male,  violence

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The Island Of Dr. Moreau (1996)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Island Of Dr. Moreau (1996)

Set in the year 2010, Dr. Moreau has successfully combined human and animal DNA to make a crossbreed animal. Well, as usual, something goes wrong and David Thewlis must try to stop it before it is too late. Originally rated R, but cut by Frankenheimer to allow "a wider audience".

Themes:monster
Locations:laboratory
Story:experiment gone wrong,  science runs amok,  mad scientist,  animal experimentation,  metamorphosis,  mutation,  mutant,  experiment,  scientist,  shotgun,  cult film

Morgan (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Themes:paranoia,  suicide
Locations:laboratory
Story:experiment gone wrong,  science runs amok,  genetic engineering,  super strength,  mutation,  mutant,  latex gloves,  scientist,  science,  computer,  bare chested male,  violence,  interview

Black Sheep (2006) is one of the best movies like The Fly (1986)
Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi

Black Sheep (2006)

Growing up on the family sheep farm was idyllic for smart, sensitive Harry Olfield, except for some knavish mischief from cocky brother Angus, until their dad has a fatal accident. Fifteen years later, Harry has finished sheep-phobia therapy and his ICT schooling and returns. Angus buys him out, all ready to present the genetically engineered Oldfield sheep he bred with a ruthless team. When environmentalist Grant steals a discarded embryo, which has sharp teeth, he gets bitten by it, and thus the first to be infected with predatory hunger and a mechanism that turns any mammal into a werewolf version. Running for the farm men, Grant's mate, student Experience, gets teamed up with Harry and his boorish but gentle pastoral youth friend Tucker. They must survive both the bloodthirsty sheep and their creators, who didn't realize this yet but dispose of an antidote. (Read More)

Themes:monster,  jealousy
Mood:gore
Story:experiment gone wrong,  ear,  teeth,  genetic engineering,  intestines,  mutation,  creature feature,  mutant,  scientist,  animal in title,  shotgun,  cult film,  violence

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The Lawnmower Man (1992)
Horror, Sci-fi

The Lawnmower Man (1992)

A scientist performs experiments involving intelligence enhancing drugs and virtual reality on a simple-minded gardener. He puts the gardener on an extensive schedule of learning, and quickly he becomes brilliant. But at this point the gardener has a few ideas of his own on how the research should continue, and the scientist begins losing control of his experiments. This is why The Lawnmower Man (1992) is one of the best movies like The Fly (1986). (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  paranoia
Mood:nightmare
Locations:laboratory
Story:science runs amok,  animal experimentation,  cyberpunk,  scientist,  computer,  shotgun,  dream,  cult film,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  violence

Splice (2009)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi

Splice (2009)

Two young rebellious scientists are told by their employers to halt groundbreaking work that has seen them produce new creatures with medical benefits by splicing together multiple organisms' DNA. They decide to secretly continue their work, but this time splicing in human DNA.

Themes:monster
Locations:laboratory
Story:experiment gone wrong,  science runs amok,  blurred boundaries,  moral ambiguity,  superhuman strength,  genetic engineering,  creature feature,  male underwear,  experiment,  scientist,  computer,  pregnancy,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  violence

Re-animator (1985)
Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi

Re-animator (1985)

A medical student and his girlfriend become involved in a bizarre experiment into reanimating the dead conducted by the student's incorrigible housemate in this campy sendup of an H.P. Lovecraft story. The emphasis is on humour but once the dead walk, there is gore aplenty.

Mood:gore
Locations:laboratory,  hospital
Story:experiment gone wrong,  science runs amok,  mad scientist,  scientist,  intestines,  experiment,  first part,  latex gloves,  science,  cult film,  violence

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The Island (2005) is one of the best movies like The Fly (1986)
Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Island (2005)

Lincoln Six Echo is just like everyone else - he's waiting to go to the Island, the only place left in the world to actually live a life. Thousands of people stay at a facility waiting to go to the Island. It all sounds like paradise, but Lincoln Six Echo soon discovers that there's actually a sinister purpose going on at that facility and that he must escape - but not before stopping the sinister plan. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia
Mood:nightmare
Locations:laboratory
Story:science runs amok,  genetic engineering,  experiment,  latex gloves,  scientist,  science,  computer,  remake,  dream,  pregnancy,  sex scene,  interview,  violence

A Nightmare On Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989)
Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thriller

A Nightmare On Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989)

Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice's unborn child. His intention is to be "born again" into the real world. The only one who can stop Freddy is his dead mother, but can Alice free her spirit in time to save her own son? (Read More)

Mood:nightmare,  gore
Locations:hospital
Period:1980s
Story:lifting a female into the air,  arm ripped off,  lifting someone into the air,  stalking,  slow motion scene,  dream,  pregnancy,  cult film,  violence

Scanners (1981)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Scanners (1981)

Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn't, and converts him to their cause - to destroy the underground movement. This is why Scanners (1981) is one of the best movies like The Fly (1986). (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  suicide
Mood:gore
Period:1980s
Story:science runs amok,  body horror,  exploding head,  magazine,  cult director,  scientist,  computer,  shotgun,  pregnancy,  cult film,  bare chested male,  violence

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Victor Frankenstein (2015)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Victor Frankenstein (2015)

James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protege Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor's experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Mood:nightmare
Locations:laboratory,  hospital
Story:experiment gone wrong,  science runs amok,  mad scientist,  experiment,  scientist,  science,  slow motion scene,  bare chested male

Darkman (1990) is one of the best movies like The Fly (1986)
Action, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Darkman (1990)

Peyton Westlake is a scientist who has discovered a way to produce synthetic skin. This could revolutionise skin grafting, except for one minor glitch; the synthetic skin degrades after 100 minutes of exposure to light. When gangsters attack Peyton, he is horrifically burnt, and assumed dead. In his quest for revenge, Peyton, aka the Darkman, is able to take on the appearance of anyone (using the synthetic skin,) but he only has 100 minutes per disguise. (Read More)

Locations:laboratory
Period:1980s
Story:scientist,  lifting a female into the air,  moral ambiguity,  orchestral music score,  dental mask,  super strength,  surgical mask,  medical mask,  lifting someone into the air,  latex gloves,  cult film,  violence

Frankenstein (1931)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi

Frankenstein (1931)

Henry Frankenstein is a doctor who is trying to discover a way to make the dead walk. He succeeds and creates a monster that has to deal with living again.

Themes:monster
Locations:laboratory
Story:experiment gone wrong,  science runs amok,  mad scientist,  monster as victim,  famous line,  creature feature,  mutant,  first part,  scientist,  dream

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Jurassic Park (1993)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Jurassic Park (1993)

Huge advancements in scientific technology have enabled a mogul to create an island full of living dinosaurs. John Hammond has invited four individuals, along with his two grandchildren, to join him at Jurassic Park. But will everything go according to plan? A park employee attempts to steal dinosaur embryos, critical security systems are shut down and it now becomes a race for survival with dinosaurs roaming freely over the island. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  monster
Locations:laboratory
Story:experiment gone wrong,  science runs amok,  computer,  lifting an adult into the air,  famous line,  genetic engineering,  creature feature,  lifting someone into the air,  experiment,  first part,  scientist,  science,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  cult film,  violence

Janghwa, Hongryeon (2003)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Janghwa, Hongryeon (2003)

Two sisters who, after spending time in a mental institution, return to the home of their father and cruel stepmother. Once there, in addition to dealing with their stepmother's obsessive and unbalanced ways, an interfering ghost also affects their recovery. This is why Janghwa, Hongryeon (2003) is one of the best movies like The Fly (1986). (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  paranoia,  jealousy,  suicide
Mood:nightmare
Story:mutation,  scissors,  cult director,  love triangle,  remake,  cult film,  interview,  violence

Logan (2017) is one of the best movies like The Fly (1986)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  paranoia
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Locations:laboratory,  hospital
Story:experiment gone wrong,  science runs amok,  mad scientist,  genetic engineering,  super strength,  cyberpunk,  mutant,  stalking,  scientist,  shotgun,  bare chested male,  violence

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Alien: Covenant (2017)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Almost eleven years after the futile and disastrous expedition on the distant moon LV-223, the deep-space colonisation vessel Covenant equipped with more than 2,000 colonists in cryogenic hibernation, sets a course for the remote planet Origae-6 with the intention to build a new world. Instead, a rogue transmission will entice the crew to a nearby habitable small planet which resembles The Earth. The unsuspecting members of Covenant will have to cope with biological foes, beyond human comprehension. Ultimately, what was intended as a peaceful exploratory mission, will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  paranoia,  monster
Mood:gore
Locations:laboratory
Story:mad scientist,  body horror,  super strength,  exploding head,  creature feature,  cult director,  latex gloves,  scientist,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  violence

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Alice awakes at home with her daughter Becky and her husband. But soon she realizes that she is actually in an Umbrella Corporation's underground facility. Out of the blue, the computer security system shuts-down and Alice flees to the central control room of the facility. She meets Ada Wong, who works with Albert Wesker, and she learns that a five-man team has been sent by Wesker to rescue them. However, the Red Queen sends Jill Valentine and Rain to hunt them down. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Mood:gore
Locations:laboratory
Story:science runs amok,  genetic engineering,  super strength,  mutation,  cyberpunk,  mutant,  experiment,  computer,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  violence

Halloween II (2009)
Horror

Halloween II (2009)

Michael Myers is still at large and no less dangerous than ever. After a failed reunion to reach his baby sister at their old home, Laurie Strode is immediately taken to a hospital to be treated by the wounds that had been afflicted by her brother a few hours ago. However, Michael isn't too far off and will continue his murdering 'Halloween' rampage until he gets his sister all to himself. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Locations:hospital
Story:dental mask,  surgical mask,  medical mask,  stalking,  latex gloves,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  dream,  interview,  violence

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An American Werewolf In London (1981) is one of the best movies like The Fly (1986)
Comedy, Horror

An American Werewolf In London (1981)

Two American college students are on a walking tour of Britain and are attacked by a werewolf. One is killed, the other is mauled. The werewolf is killed but reverts to its human form, and the local townspeople are unwilling to acknowledge its existence. The surviving student begins to have nightmares of hunting on four feet at first but then finds that his friend and other recent victims appear to him, demanding that he commit suicide to release them from their curse, being trapped between worlds because of their unnatural deaths. This is why An American Werewolf In London (1981) is one of the best movies like The Fly (1986). (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  paranoia,  monster,  suicide
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Locations:laboratory,  hospital
Period:1980s
Story:monster as victim,  metamorphosis,  creature feature,  first part,  animal in title,  slow motion scene,  dream,  cult film,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  violence

Day Of The Dead (1985)
Horror, Thriller

Day Of The Dead (1985)

Zombies rule the world, except for a small group of scientists and military personnel who reside in an underground bunker in Florida. The scientists are using the undead in gruesome experiments; much to the chagrin of the military. Finally the military finds that their men have been used in the scientists' experiments, and banish the scientists to the caves that house the Living Dead. Unfortunately, the zombies from above ground have made their way into the bunker. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  suicide
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Locations:laboratory
Period:1980s
Story:mad scientist,  famous line,  psychotronic film,  intestines,  creature feature,  experiment,  cult director,  latex gloves,  scientist,  cult film,  violence

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)
Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-fi

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)

In 1794, in the Arctic Sea, Captain Robert Walton is a man obsessed to reach the North Pole, pushing his crew to exhaustion. When his ship hits an iceberg, it is stranded in the ice. Out of the blue, Captain Walton and his men overhear a dreadful cry and they see a stranger coming to the ship. He introduces himself and Victor Frankenstein and he tells to the captain the story of his life since he was a little boy in Geneva. Victor is a brilliant student and in love with his stepsister Elizabeth, an orphan that was raised by his father Baron Frankenstein. In 1793, Victor moves to Ingolstadt to study at the university and he promises to get married to Elizabeth. At the university, Victor befriends Henry Clerval who becomes his best friend. Victor gets close to Professor Waldman and decides to create life to cheat death, but Waldman advises him that he should not try this experiment since the result would be an abomination. When Waldman dies, Victor steals his notes and tries to create life. He succeeds and gives life to a strong Creature, composed of parts of deceased persons. However he realizes that his experiment is a mistake and he abandons the Creature expecting that it will die alone. However the Creature survives and learns how to read and write, but he is a monster rejected by society and his own creator. The Creature decides to seek revenge from Victor by killing everyone he loves. (Read More)

Themes:monster,  suicide
Locations:laboratory
Story:experiment gone wrong,  science runs amok,  mad scientist,  monster as victim,  super strength,  experiment,  scientist,  science,  pregnancy,  violence

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Abre Los Ojos (1997)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-fi, Thriller

Abre Los Ojos (1997)

A once handsome playboy, Cesar finds himself in a mental facility and he can't remember why. All he can remember is meeting the love of his life for one day, and then getting into a car accident which left his face horribly disfigured. But the pain of becoming physically undesirable may help him to find the truth. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  monster,  jealousy,  suicide
Mood:nightmare
Story:famous line,  arm wrestling,  cyberpunk,  computer,  dream,  sex scene,  interview

Critters (1986) is one of the best movies like The Fly (1986)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Critters (1986)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.

Themes:paranoia,  monster
Period:1980s
Story:psychotronic film,  teeth,  super strength,  mutation,  creature feature,  first part,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  cult film,  violence

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)

The year is 2071. Following a terrorist bombing, a deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars and the government has issued a 300 million woo-long reward, the largest bounty in history, for the capture of whoever is behind it. The bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop; Spike, Faye, Jet and Ed, take the case with hopes of cashing in the bounty. However, the mystery surrounding the man responsible, Vincent, goes deeper than they ever imagined, and they aren't the only ones hunting him. The original creators of the virus have dispatched Electra to deal with Vincent and take out anyone who may stumble on the truth behind him. As the hunt for the man with no past and no future continues to escalate, they begin to question what about the world is reality and what is a dream as the line between sanity and insanity becomes more apparent. This is why Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001) is one of the best movies like The Fly (1986). (Read More)

Mood:gore
Locations:laboratory
Story:experiment gone wrong,  science runs amok,  genetic engineering,  exploding head,  cyberpunk,  scientist,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  dream,  cult film,  bare chested male,  violence

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (2016)

The Turtles continue to live in the shadows and no one knows they were the ones who took down Shredder. And Vernon is the one everyone thinks is the one who took Shredder down. April O'Neill does some snooping and learns a scientist named, Baxter Stockman is working for Shredder. He plans to break him out while he's being transported. April tells the turtles who try to stop it but can't. Stockman tries to teleport Shredder but he some how ends up in another dimension and meets a warlord named Krang who instructs Shredder to assemble a teleportation device he sent to Earth a long time ago. He gives Shredder some mutagen which he uses to transform two criminals who were also in the transport with him, Rock Steady and Bebop into mutants. And they set out to find the device. April saw the transformation while investigating Stockman, She would take the mutagen and she would be chased by Shredder's minions, the Foot Clan. He is saved by a man named Casey Jones who was the one who transporting Shredder. The Turtles show up and they try to work together. In the melee the mutagen ends up with the police. Knowing Shredder will try and get it back, April tries to get it first she asks Vern to help. Eventually she and Casey are arrested. The Turtles get the mutagen and Donatello analyzes it learns it could make them human, which he tells Leonardo who tells him to forget it and not to tell the others. But Michelangelo tells Raphael who feels that Leonardo doesn't respect them. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Locations:laboratory
Story:mad scientist,  super strength,  teleportation,  mutation,  mutant,  reporter,  scientist,  animal in title,  computer,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  violence

The Blob (1988)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Blob (1988)

Meg Penny is a cheerleader out on her first date with one of the football players, Paul Taylor. It doesn't go very well. Before they get where they're going, an old vagrant runs out in front of Paul's car, screaming in terror. The old man is closely followed by Brian Flagg, the local teen rebel, complete with long hair, black leather jacket, motorcycle and tough-guy attitude. Paul blames Brian for chasing the old man, but after the threesome takes him to the doctor's office, it becomes clear the vagrant had more to worry about than some young tough. He was screaming because of the acid-like substance on his hand - a substance that spreads over his body and eventually consumes him. Soon, the growing red blob, which sprouts tentacles to attack its victims, becomes a menace to the small town of Arbeville, Colorado. The military soon arrives in Hazmat suits, led by the wide-eyed Dr. Christopher Meddows. They're from the government, they say, and they want to help; but Brian's distrust for authority figures proves justified when he learns of their true motives. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  monster
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Period:1980s
Story:experiment gone wrong,  science runs amok,  body horror,  mutation,  creature feature,  scientist,  slow motion scene,  remake,  cult film,  violence

Alien (1979) is one of the best movies like The Fly (1986)
Horror, Sci-fi

Alien (1979)

The crew of the commercial spaceship Nostromo are on their way home when they pick up a distress beacon from a distant moon. The crew are under obligation to investigate and the spaceship descends on the moon afterwards. After a rough landing, three crew members leave the spaceship to explore the area on the moon. At the same time as they discover a hive colony of some unknown creature, the ship's computer deciphers the message to be a warning, not a distress call. When one of the eggs is disturbed, the crew realizes that they are not alone on the spaceship and they must deal with the consequences. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  monster
Mood:gore
Story:lifting an adult into the air,  creature feature,  cyberpunk,  lifting someone into the air,  first part,  latex gloves,  computer,  cult film,  bare chested male,  violence

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Godzilla (1998)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Godzilla (1998)

Following the French atomic bomb tests in the South Pacific, an unknown creature is spotted passing eastward through the Panama Canal. Scientist Niko Tatopolous is called in to investigate the matter, and he quickly arrives at the conclusion that a giant, irradiated lizard has been created by the explosions. Godzilla then makes its way north, landing at Manhattan to begin wreaking havoc in the big city. Even with the combined forces of the U.S. military to fight the monster, will it be enough to save the people of New York? (Read More)

Themes:monster
Story:remake of cult film,  mutation,  creature feature,  lifting someone into the air,  reporter,  scientist,  remake

Weird Science (1985)
Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi

Weird Science (1985)

Two unpopular teenagers, Gary Wallace and Wyatt Donnelly, fail at all attempts to be accepted by their peers. Their desperation to be liked leads them to "create" a woman via their computer. Their living and breathing creation is a gorgeous woman, Lisa, whose purpose is to boost their confidence level by putting them into situations which require Gary and Wyatt to act like men. On their road to becoming accepted, they encounter many hilarious obstacles, which gives the movie an overall sense of silliness. This is why Weird Science (1985) is one of the best movies like The Fly (1986). (Read More)

Themes:monster
Period:1980s
Story:experiment gone wrong,  computer,  briefs,  male underwear,  magazine,  experiment,  science,  shotgun,  cult film

Existenz (1999)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Existenz (1999)

Allegra Geller, the leading game designer in the world, is testing her new virtual reality game, eXistenZ with a focus group. As they begin, she is attacked by a fanatic assassin employing a bizarre organic gun. She flees with a young marketing trainee, Ted Pikul, who is suddenly assigned as her bodyguard. Unfortunately, her pod, an organic gaming device that contains the only copy of the eXistenZ game program, is damaged. To inspect it, she talks Ted into accepting a gameport in his own body so he can play the game with her. The events leading up to this, and the resulting game lead the pair on a strange adventure where reality and their actions are impossible to determine from either their own or the game's perspective. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Story:blurred boundaries,  body horror,  teeth,  intestines,  mutation,  cyberpunk,  mutant,  science,  computer,  violence

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The Amityville Horror (1979) is one of the best movies like The Fly (1986)
Horror

The Amityville Horror (1979)

Based on a true story that was claimed by writer Jay Anson, The Amityville Horror is about a large house on the coast of Long Island where newlyweds George and Kathy Lutz and their three children move into the house that they hope will be their dream house which ends up in terror. Despite full disclosure by the real estate agent of the house's history, George and Kathy buy the house. George says, "Houses don't have memories," but they turn to their family priest Father Delaney who believes the house is haunted and performs an exorcism on the house. But the evil spirit in the house causes him to become blind and makes him very sick. With the help of another priest Father Bolen and a police detective, George and Kathy face the fears of the house, but not knowing the spirit is planning to possess George and then the children... (Read More)

Themes:paranoia
Mood:nightmare
Story:orchestral music score,  woman wearing only a man's shirt,  briefs,  male underwear,  lifting someone into the air,  first part,  dream,  shotgun,  cult film

Prometheus (2012)
Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi

Prometheus (2012)

This film is set in 2093 and takes place in the same universe as the 'Alien' movies. A group of explorers, including some archaeologists, are on an "undisclosed" mission. They arrive at a moon trillions of miles away from Earth. The team spot what they believe to be signs of civilization. They go to investigate and find more than just signs, they find conclusive evidence. But some of them have an ulterior motive for being there, including the Weyland Corporation. They believe that this is where the human race actually came from. Things soon turn from excitement to survival once inside their discovery. (Read More)

Themes:monster,  suicide
Mood:gore
Locations:laboratory
Story:genetic engineering,  super strength,  mutation,  exploding head,  scientist,  science,  shotgun,  cult film,  bare chested male,  violence

Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Deep Blue Sea (1999)

A businessman sinks $200 million into a special project to help fight Alzheimer's disease. As part of this project, medical biologist Susan McAlester rather naughtily figures out a way to genetically enlarge shark brains, so that disease-battling enzymes can be harvested. However, the shark subjects become super smart and decide they don't much like being cooped up in pens and being stabbed with hypodermics, so they figure a way to break out and make for the open sea... (Read More)

Themes:monster
Mood:gore
Locations:laboratory
Story:experiment gone wrong,  science runs amok,  arm ripped off,  animal experimentation,  genetic engineering,  mutation,  creature feature,  experiment,  scientist,  shotgun,  bare chested male,  violence

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Flatliners (1990)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Flatliners (1990)

Medical students begin to explore the realm of near death experiences, hoping for insights. Each has their heart stopped and is revived. They begin having flashes of walking nightmares from their childhood, reflecting sins they committed or had committed against them. The experiences continue to intensify, and they begin to be physically beaten by their visions as they try and go deeper into the death experience to find a cure. This is why Flatliners (1990) is one of the best movies like The Fly (1986). (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  paranoia,  suicide
Mood:nightmare
Locations:laboratory,  hospital
Story:experiment gone wrong,  science runs amok,  intestines,  experiment,  science,  slow motion scene,  cult film,  bare chested male

A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010) is one of the best movies like The Fly (1986)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)

Death stalks the dreams of several young adults to claim its revenge on the killing of Freddy Kruger. Chased and chastised by this finger-bladed demon, it is the awakening of old memories and the denials of a past of retribution that spurns this hellish vision of a dreamlike state and turns death into a nightmare reality. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Locations:hospital
Story:teleportation,  lifting someone into the air,  slow motion scene,  remake,  dream,  bare chested male

Cursed (2005)
Comedy, Horror

Cursed (2005)

Ellie has been taking care of her younger brother Jimmy since their parents death. One night after picking him up from a party they are involved in a car accident on Mullholland Drive. While trying to rescue a woman from the other car a creature attacks and kills her, also injuring both Ellie and Jimmy. After some research Jimmy realizes the creature could only have been a werewolf. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  monster,  jealousy
Mood:nightmare
Story:super strength,  creature feature,  cult director,  love triangle,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  cult film,  bare chested male,  violence

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Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi

Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)

Dr. Frankenstein and his monster both turn out to be alive, not killed as previously believed. Dr. Frankenstein wants to get out of the evil experiment business, but when a mad scientist, Dr. Pretorius, kidnaps his wife, Dr. Frankenstein agrees to help him create a new creature, a woman, to be the companion of the monster. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Locations:laboratory
Story:mad scientist,  monster as victim,  orchestral music score,  creature feature,  mutant,  experiment,  scientist

Fantastic Four (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Fantastic Four (2015)

FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. (Read More)

Locations:laboratory
Story:experiment gone wrong,  science runs amok,  teleportation,  mutation,  exploding head,  experiment,  scientist,  science,  remake,  bare chested male,  violence

A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) is one of the best movies like The Fly (1986)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

Picking up where the original Nightmare left off, Nancy has grown up and become a psychiatrist specializing in dream therapy. She meets a group of children at a local hospital facing Freddy Krueger, the same demon she once encountered in her sleep. One of them is Kristen, who has the power to draw other people into her dreams. Working with a male doctor assigned to the case, Nancy helps the kids realize their special abilities within the nightmare world. When Freddy captures one of her charges, she leads a rescue attempt into Krueger's domain, in hopes of putting his spirit to rest once and for all. This is why A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) is one of the best movies like The Fly (1986). (Read More)

Themes:monster
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Locations:hospital
Period:1980s
Story:lifting a female into the air,  lifting someone into the air,  scientist,  slow motion scene,  dream,  cult film,  bare chested male,  violence

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The Omen (2006)
Horror

The Omen (2006)

When the Vatican observatory priest sees the appearance of a comet, the Church is sure that it confirms the eve of the Armageddon. Meanwhile, the USA President's godson Robert Thorn is informed in the maternity in Rome by Father Spiletto that his wife Katherine has just lost her baby and she had troubles with her uterus and would not have another pregnancy. Spiletto suggests Robert that another just born child that lost his mother could be the substituted for his son, and Robert accepts the child and gives the name of Damien. Robert is promoted to ambassador in London after a tragic accident. When Damien's nanny commits suicide in his birthday party, a substitute, Mrs. Baylock, comes to work and live with the family. Along the years, Katherine realizes that Damien is evil, while Robert is contacted by Father Brennan, who tells him that Damien is the son of devil. When the priest dies in a bizarre accident, the photographer Keith Jennings shows evidences to Robert that the boy is the Antichrist. They travel to the town of Megiddo to learn how the boy can be stopped. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  suicide
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Locations:hospital
Story:remake of cult film,  pleading,  scissors,  lifting someone into the air,  reporter,  slow motion scene,  remake,  pregnancy

Back To The Future (1985)
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Back To The Future (1985)

Marty McFly, a typical American teenager of the Eighties, is accidentally sent back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean "time machine" invented by a slightly mad scientist. During his often hysterical, always amazing trip back in time, Marty must make certain his teenage parents-to-be meet and fall in love - so he can get back to the future. (Read More)

Locations:laboratory
Period:1980s
Story:mad scientist,  scientist,  lifting someone into the air,  experiment,  first part,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  cult film

Videodrome (1983)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Videodrome (1983)

Max Renn runs a TV channel, and when looking for new material to show--he discovers "Videodrome." His girlfriend, Nicki Brand, goes to audition for the show, and Max gets drawn into the underlying plot that uses the show as its front for a global conspiracy.

Themes:paranoia,  suicide
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Period:1980s
Story:blurred boundaries,  body horror,  intestines,  cyberpunk,  experiment,  cult director,  dream,  cult film,  bare chested male,  violence

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The Thing (1982) is one of the best movies like The Fly (1986)
Horror, Mystery, Sci-fi

The Thing (1982)

A US research station, Antarctica, early-winter 1982. The base is suddenly buzzed by a helicopter from the nearby Norwegian research station. They are trying to kill a dog that has escaped from their base. After the destruction of the Norwegian chopper the members of the US team fly to the Norwegian base, only to discover them all dead or missing. They do find the remains of a strange creature the Norwegians burned. The Americans take it to their base and deduce that it is an alien life form. After a while it is apparent that the alien can take over and assimilate into other life forms, including humans, and can spread like a virus. This means that anyone at the base could be inhabited by The Thing, and tensions escalate. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  monster,  suicide
Mood:gore
Period:1980s
Story:body horror,  metamorphosis,  intestines,  mutation,  creature feature,  cult director,  scientist,  computer,  shotgun,  remake,  cult film,  violence

K-pax (2001)
Drama, Sci-fi

K-pax (2001)

Themes:paranoia,  suicide
Mood:nightmare
Locations:hospital
Period:1980s
Story:science,  computer,  remake,  dream,  pregnancy,  cult film

Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

In a castle high on top of a hill lives an inventor's greatest creation - Edward, a near-complete person. The creator died before he could finish Edward's hands; instead, he is left with metal scissors for hands. Since then, he has lived alone, until a kind lady called Peg discovers him and welcomes him into her home. At first, everyone welcomes him into the community, but soon things begin to take a change for the worse. (Read More)

Themes:jealousy
Locations:laboratory
Story:scissors,  mad scientist,  lifting a female into the air,  orchestral music score,  lifting someone into the air,  cult director,  slow motion scene,  cult film

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House Of 1000 Corpses (2003)
Horror

House Of 1000 Corpses (2003)

In "House of 1000 Corpses", two young couples take a misguided tour onto the back roads of America in search of a local legend known as Dr. Satan. Lost and stranded, they are set upon by a bizarre family of psychotics. Murder, cannibalism and satanic rituals are just a few of the 1000+ horrors that await. (Read More)

Themes:monster,  jealousy
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Story:intestines,  creature feature,  lifting someone into the air,  cult director,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  dream,  cult film,  bare chested male,  violence

Kokaku Kidotai (1995) is one of the best movies like The Fly (1986)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Kokaku Kidotai (1995)

It is the year 2029. Technology has advanced so far that cyborgs are commonplace. In addition, human brains can connect to the internet directly. Major Motoko Kasunagi is an officer in Section 9, an elite, secretive police division that deals with special operations, including counter terrorism and cyber crime. She is currently on the trail of the Puppet Master, a cyber criminal who hacks into the brains of cyborgs in order to obtain information and to commit other crimes. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia
Locations:laboratory
Story:science runs amok,  superhuman strength,  exploding head,  cyberpunk,  scientist,  computer,  shotgun,  cult film,  violence

The Experiment (2010)
Drama, Thriller

The Experiment (2010)

Story:experiment gone wrong,  experiment,  scientist,  slow motion scene,  remake,  bare chested male,  interview,  violence

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