Movies like Children of Men

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Children of Men (2006)
 7.9
 492K
Children of Men (2006)
Genre: Action, 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, neo noir, bleak, rough, captivating, futuristic, harsh, depressing, serious, allegory ...
Plot: future dystopia, apocalypse, chaos, distopia, heroic mission, pandemic, survival, redemption, childlessness, on the run, birth, mission, protest, faith, dying, human existence, society, chaos and mayhem, human nature, save the world, on the road, betrayal, baby, death, refugee ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: europe, london, england, poland, seattle, 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, futuristic and visually appealing films with plots about distopia, future dystopia, catastrophe, dialogue, post apocalypse, survival and storytelling mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Children of Men: Snowpiercer (2013), The Road (2009), The Book of Eli (2010), Gattaca (1997), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 353K
Snowpiercer (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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: thought provoking, allegory, suspenseful, futuristic, rough ...
Plot: post apocalypse, future dystopia, revolution, rebellion, survival, social differences, train, distopia, class struggle, resistance, society, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, year 2014, 2030s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.2
 236K
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, harsh, rough, gloomy, depressing ...
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, father son relationship, catastrophe, on the road, distopia, starvation, cannibalism, future dystopia, journey, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.8
 313K
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, biblical, serious, rough, heroic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, lone hero, warrior, future dystopia, chaos, protector, dystopic future, lone wolves, tough heroes, heroes ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.8
 298K
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, intellectual, neo noir, twists and turns ...
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, future dystopia, genetics, discrimination, paraplegic, philosophy, society, eugenics, heart disease, space travel, destiny ...
Time: future, near future
Place: detroit, riviera, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, chase, apocalypse, future dystopia, survival, distopia, dark hero, car, lone hero, brutality, desert, car chase ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, semi serious, psychotronic, sexy ...
Plot: desert, dog, distopia, survival, nuclear holocaust, satire, telepathy, impregnation, post apocalypse, apocalypse, escapades, society ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: phoenix arizona, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 198K
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: surreal, thought provoking, stylized, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: fighting the system, distopia, surveillance, hallucination, dark humor, satire, mistaken identity, chase, alternate reality, paranoia, dystopic future, giant ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, london, europe, britain, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.2
 738K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, loneliness, plague, future dystopia, heroes, isolation, deadly creature, survivor, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, near future
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 8.2
 1.1M
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, philosophical, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, distopia, vengeance, freedom, rebellion, vigilantism, society, future dystopia, mysterious character, revenge, dark hero ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 204K
Mad Max (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, bleak, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, apocalypse, post apocalypse, chaos, vengeance, dystopic future, car chase, future dystopia, violence spree, heroes, society, good versus evil ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Survivalist (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a time of starvation, a survivalist lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in forest. When two women seeking food and shelter discover his farm, he finds his existence threatened.
Style: harsh, tense, atmospheric, futuristic, disturbing ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, starvation, isolation, violence, desperation, mother daughter relationship, visceral, very little dialogue, depression, destiny, imagination ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 77K
Doomsday (2008)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, South Africa, Germany
Duration: 105 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, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, plague, apocalypse, infected, survival, rescue, quarantine, future dystopia, chaos, society, cannibalism, chase ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2030s, 2010s ...
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 325K
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, psychological, philosophical, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, dystopic future, rebellion, lone hero, fighting the system, resistance, society, utopia, totalitarianism, gunfight, dictatorship ...
Time: future, 2000s, 80s
Place: beijing china, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.6
 1.7M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: mind bending, futuristic, atmospheric, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, father daughter relationship, expedition, end of the world, time paradox, science, black hole, distant planet, heroic mission ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.0
 608K
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, non-linear, surreal, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Plot: time travel, post apocalypse, paranoia, insanity, alternate reality, apocalypse, save the world, time loop, plague, social misfits, psychology, changing the past or future ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 2030s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: tense, captivating, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: contamination, family in danger, apocalypse, family relations, chaos, survival, farm, distopia, virus, plague, future dystopia, human nature ...
Time: future
Place: england, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 313K
The Island (2005)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to The Island — reportedly the last ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, psychological, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, future dystopia, escape, fugitives, cloning, technology gone awry, lookalikes, island, clones, conspiracy, freedom, genetics ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2019
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Nineteen Eighty-Four (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: thought provoking, disturbing, psychological, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: distopia, future dystopia, brainwashing, totalitarianism, fascism, society, against humanity, politics, surveillance, fall in love, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.5
 404K
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: scary, tense, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, virus, survival, zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, epidemic, plague, fear, infected, rage, quarantine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, england, big ben london, manchester ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 118K
The Giver (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, futuristic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, future dystopia, society, utopia, youth, destiny, life is a bitch, human nature, teaching the ways of the world, rebelliousness, fighting the system, humanity ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 51K
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: thought provoking, bleak, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: distopia, totalitarianism, prison, utopia, future dystopia, fighting the system, dystopic future, technology gone awry, chaos, surveillance, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 106K
Repo Men (2010)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the future, medical technology has advanced to the point where people can buy artificial organs to extend their lives. But if they default on payments, an organization known as the Union sends agents to repossess the organs. Remy is one of the ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: cyberpunk, distopia, future dystopia, dystopic future, surrealism, black market, transplant, rebel, chase, on the run, social decay, evil corporation ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 402K
In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, 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, serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, dystopic future, time, immortality, race against time, class differences, love, fighting the system, distopia, society, love and romance, love story ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Z for Zachariah (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, 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, suspenseful ...
Plot: post apocalypse, radiation, nuclear war, survivor, love triangle, apocalypse, farm, survival, jealousy, human nature, chaos, end of the world ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 252K
Total Recall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life ...
Style: mind bending, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, post apocalypse, cyberpunk, dystopic future, secret agents, memory loss, double agent, killer robot, fictional reality, rebel, conspiracy ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 31K
The Omega Man (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, survival, zombie, isolation, heroic mission, vestiges of humanity, life is a bitch, bio weapon, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, transformation, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, 70s, year 1977, year 1975, near future
Place: los angeles, usa, ussr, woodstock, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza. In a dystopian 2021, Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is a data trafficker who has an implant that allows him to ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, bleak, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, hacker, computers and web, computer cracker, heroic mission, cyberspace, a.i., virtual reality, technophobia, society, save the world ...
Time: future, 2000s, near future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.0
 647
Deadland (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, 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: captivating, suspense, psychological, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, missing person, apocalypse, chaos, life is a bitch, escapades, society, journey, plague, violence, murder, heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Six: The Mark Unleashed (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film is set in the end-times, when the earth has been taken over, and the mark of the Beast - an implant in the right hand or forehead - is being imposed upon the global population. Those who take the mark become part of 'The ...
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dehumanization, christian, survival, righting the wronged, state affairs, life is a bitch, society, against humanity, human spirit, redemption, religions or cults, human experiment ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 57K
Automata (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, Bulgaria
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jacq Vaucan, an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation, routinely investigates the case of manipulating a robot. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, androids and robots, post apocalypse, distopia, robot, ecology, cyberpunk, investigation, rain, desert, uncover truth, insurance agent ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%