Movies like Children of Men

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Children of Men (2006)
 7.9
 426K
Children of Men (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, futuristic, rough, captivating, cerebral, serious, ambiguous ending, tense, interesting ...
Plot: future dystopia, heroic mission, chaos, survival, redemption, birth, mission, protest, dying, faith, human existence, society, chaos and mayhem, childlessness, on the run, apocalypse, on the road, betrayal, baby, death, hippie, rebel, aging, journey, scientist ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: europe, london, england, poland, seattle washington

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Most similar movies to Children of Men

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, bleak and futuristic films with plots about society, life is a bitch, future dystopia, dialogue, chaos, storytelling and murder mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Children of Men: V for Vendetta (2005), The Road (2009), I Am Legend (2007), The Book of Eli (2010), THX 1138 (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
 942K
V for Vendetta (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he ...
Style: captivating, futuristic, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, vengeance, mysterious character, rebellion, future dystopia, vigilantism, freedom, life is a bitch, society, disguise, political corruption ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, britain, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 206K
The Road (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the ...
Style: bleak, rough, harsh, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, father son relationship, starvation, dying, cannibalism, post apocalyptic, single parent, journey, selflessness, on the road, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.2
 626K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, future dystopia, plague, loneliness, zombie, danger, heroes, isolation, experiment, chaos, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, near future, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 268K
The Book of Eli (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
Style: futuristic, rough, tense, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, chaos, lone wolves, christianity, warrior, future dystopia, brutality, danger, post apocalyptic, heroes, tough heroes ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, cross country, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 44K
THX 1138 (1971)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: People in the future live in a totalitarian society. A technician named THX 1138 lives a mundane life between work and taking a controlled consumption of drugs that the government uses to make puppets out of people. As THX is without drugs for the ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, stylized, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, future dystopia, utopia, chase, pregnancy, factory, totalitarianism, radiation, hologram, computer, fighting the system, androids and robots ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 66K
Blindness (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, Brazil, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a sudden plague of blindness devastates a city, a small group of the afflicted band together to triumphantly overcome the horrific conditions of their imposed quarantine.
Style: bleak, stylized, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: plague, blind character, society, starvation, chaos, doctor, fight, rape, disability, hopes, violence spree, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 24K
Silent Running (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In a future Earth barren of all flora and fauna, the planet's ecosystems exist only in large pods attached to spacecraft. When word comes in that the pods are to be jettisoned into space and destroyed so that the spacecraft can be reused for ...
Style: captivating, serious, light, surprise ending, psychotronic ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, robot, environmentalism, greenhouse, destiny, on the run, betrayal, rivalry, deadly, extinction ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 294K
Equilibrium (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.
Style: futuristic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, future dystopia, fighting the system, utopia, resistance, society, betrayal, gunfight, totalitarianism, human nature, battles, dictatorship ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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A Boy and His Dog (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in the year 2024 in post-apocalyptic America, 18-year old Vic and his telepathic dog Blood are scavengers in the desolate wilderness ravaged by World War 4, where survivors must battle for food, shelter, and sexual companionship in the ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, offbeat, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: dog, desert, survival, nuclear holocaust, telepathy, impregnation, life is a bitch, chases and races, escapades, society, misfit, fish out of water ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: phoenix arizona, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.2
 619K
Blade Runner (1982)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, tech noir, stylized, thought provoking ...
Plot: future dystopia, a.i., cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, fugitives, neo noir, confrontation with superior, human nature, killer robot, bounty hunter, life is a bitch, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 258K
Gattaca (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: fighting the system, future dystopia, discrimination, genetics, eugenics, destiny, space travel, genetic engineering, society, heart disease, distopia, astronaut ...
Time: future, near future
Place: french riviera, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Z for Zachariah (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Iceland, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the wake of a nuclear war, a young woman survives on her own, fearing she may actually be the proverbial last woman on earth, until she discovers the most astonishing sight of her life: another human being. A distraught scientist, he’s nearly ...
Style: tense, bleak, serious, suspense, bad ending ...
Plot: apocalypse, love triangle, farm, survivor, radiation, survival, human nature, chaos, jealousy, religion, nuclear war, stranger ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
No Blade of Grass (1970)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A strange new virus has appeared, which only attacks strains of grasses such as wheat and rice, and the world is descending into famine and chaos. Architect John, along with his family and friends, is making his way from London to his brother's ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: family in danger, apocalypse, survival, chaos, virus, farm, life is a bitch, forced into action, family relations, vestiges of humanity, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 68K
Doomsday (2008)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, South Africa, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A lethal virus spreads throughout the British isles,infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, rescue, infected, survival, apocalypse, chase, cannibalism, danger, future dystopia, heroes, society, cure ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, dungeon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 11K
Hardware (1990)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mark 13 is a government-built killing machine programmed with artificial intelligence, able to repair and recharge itself from any energy source. Through a series of coincidences, the cyborg's head ends up in the home of a sculptress as a ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, stylized, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, violence, artist, man versus machine, woman in danger, survival, radiation, desert, apocalypse, murder, blood, voyeur ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
28 Days Later... (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, zombie, survival, scientist, infected, rage, virus, army, fear, survivor, research, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, manchester england, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be ...
Style: exciting, suspense, bleak, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, chase, dark hero, survival, apocalypse, desert, danger, dark future, chases and races, insanity, post apocalyptic, brutality ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.1
 556
Deadland (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the radiation-infected aftermath of World War III, one man's desperate attempt to find his wife in the wastelands that were once the United States inspires his fellow survivors to fight for humanity. The bomb has dropped, and in the blink of ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, chaos, danger, society, chases and races, escapades, future dystopia, life is a bitch, survival, heroes, missing person, violence ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 174K
Brazil (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent ...
Style: dark humor, futuristic, surreal, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: surveillance, paranoia, fighting the system, funeral, mistaken identity, arrest, rescue, nightmare, freedom, party, chase, bomb ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: london, europe, england, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 22K
Impostor (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gary Sinise plays Spencer Olham, a top-secret government weapons designer who is arrested by a clandestine government organization on suspicion of being a clone created by the hostile alien race wanting to take over Earth.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, androids and robots, on the run, manhunt, save the world, future dystopia, race against time, rivalry, crimes, imaginary, space and aliens, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 59K
1984 (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
Style: futuristic, bleak, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: future dystopia, brainwashing, fascism, totalitarianism, society, politics, oppression, diary, book, big brother, against humanity, dishonesty ...
Time: future, 20th century, 80s, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Last Patrol (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a massive earthquake destroys Los Angeles, a new order is formed. But disagreement among the ranks leads to more war and disruption, and The Last Patrol must bring order if there's to be any hope for the future.
Style: rough, serious, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: earthquake, rescue, survival, chaos and mayhem, life is a bitch, apocalypse, danger, battle, soldier, prison, desert, martial arts ...
Time: future, near future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 343K
In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, race against time, fighting the system, love and romance, immortality, social differences, on the run, chase, chases and races, society, time, poverty ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.2
 16K
Franklyn (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set between the parallel worlds of contemporary London and the futuristic faith dominated metropolis of Meanwhile City, Franklyn weaves a tale of four souls, whose lives are intertwined by fate, romance and tragedy. As these worlds collide, a single ...
Style: futuristic, psychological, bleak, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: parallel world, future dystopia, mental illness, masked vigilante, imaginary, looking for love, urban, religions or cults, vigilantism, parents and children, life is a bitch, track down ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
These Final Hours (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: What would you do on the last day on Earth? With the end of the world only hours away, the self-absorbed James heads to the ultimate party-to-end-all-parties. On his way there, he saves the life of a young girl named Rose who is searching ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, road movie, tense ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, party, on the road, obsessive quest, track down, chaos and mayhem, chases and races, escapades, life is a bitch, chaos, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 40K
The Rover (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his car through the lawless wasteland of the Australian outback, aided by the brother of one of the thieves.
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: desert, car chase, theft, vengeance, crime, tough heroes, on the road, wilderness, track down, car accident, small town, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.0
 535K
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, bleak, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, plague, changing the past or future, social misfits, save the world, apocalypse, insanity, future dystopia, paranoia, mystery, underground, time loop ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, year 1917 ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
2103: The Deadly Wake (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Proxate Corporation recruits a boozy former ship captain and offers him a new identity: Sean Murdoch. His job: to take charge of large ship on one voyage. Once aboard, Murdoch realizes that the ship is a prison ship, and the cargo are criminally ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: ship captain, investigation, on the run, spacecraft, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, alien encounter, heroes, redemption, hijacking, chaos ...
Time: future
Place: nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 62K
Strange Days (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a ...
Style: serious, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: murder, police brutality, violence, cyberpunk, virtual reality, chaos, protest, uncover truth, haunted by the past, private detective, prostitute, pornography ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 232K
Snowpiercer (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea, Czech Republic
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, thought provoking, surreal, rough ...
Plot: future dystopia, rebellion, revolution, resistance, survival, social differences, society, train, snow, social class, vestiges of humanity, human nature ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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