Movies like Death Watch

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Death Watch (1980)
 6.7
 2K
Death Watch (1980)
Original name: La Mort en Direct
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Roddy has a camera implanted in his brain. He is then hired by a television producer to film a documentary of terminally ill Katherine, without her knowledge. His footage will then be run on the popular TV series, "Death Watch".
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, futuristic, disturbing
Plot: media, terminal illness, distopia, fighting the system, neo noir, life is a bitch, journalism, rebellion, voyeurism, society, chaos, tv show, future dystopia, tragic hero, showbiz, unfulfillment, uncover truth, media satire, workplace situations, death, euthanasia, reporter, police, writers, blonde ...
Time: future, 80s, near future
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland

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Most similar movies to Death Watch

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, bleak, futuristic and suspenseful films with plots about life is a bitch, future dystopia, distopia, society, fighting the system, dialogue and death mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Death Watch: Children of Men (2006), Equilibrium (2002), Gattaca (1997), THX 1138 (1971), 1984 (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.9
 448K
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 ...
Plot: future dystopia, chaos, apocalypse, heroic mission, pandemic, survival, redemption, birth, mission, protest, dying, faith ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: europe, london, england, seattle, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.4
 305K
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, philosophical, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, rebellion, fighting the system, lone hero, gunfight, society, utopia, totalitarianism, distopia, resistance, betrayal, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, 80s, 2000s
Place: china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 7.8
 272K
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, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: fighting the system, future dystopia, distopia, discrimination, eugenics, neo noir, genetics, society, destiny, paraplegic, space travel, hopes ...
Time: future, near future
Place: detroit, riviera, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.7
 47K
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, thought provoking, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: distopia, prison, utopia, future dystopia, totalitarianism, fighting the system, hologram, separated, technology gone awry, chaos, surveillance, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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 7.1
 64K
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, disturbing, psychological, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: future dystopia, totalitarianism, distopia, brainwashing, politics, fascism, against humanity, society, fall in love, life is a bitch, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.2
 31K
The Final Cut (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in a world with memory implants, Robin Williams plays a cutter, someone with the power of final edit over people's recorded histories. His latest assignment is one that puts him in danger.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, twists and turns, intellectual, tense ...
Plot: surveillance, technology, memory, death, microchip, childbirth, haunted by the past, chase, child abuse, distopia, twists & turns, social satire ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Handmaid's Tale (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In a dystopicly polluted rightwing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.
Style: serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, contemplative, disturbing ...
Plot: political unrest, impregnation, distopia, rebellion, pregnancy, slavery, paranoia, escape, rape, feminist, sexism, surrogate mother ...
Time: future
Place: canada, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 4.5
 600
Cyber Wars (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Singapore
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the near future in the Asian city-state Sintawan, everyone's identity is recorded in the vast CyberLink. The only way around this is using illegal simulated identity implants (sims). A young bounty hunter who makes her living tracking sims, ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, heroes, bounty hunter, fighting the system, society, rebellion, race against time, technology gone awry, future dystopia, life is a bitch, imaginary, police chase ...
Time: future, 2000s, near future
Place: asia, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Brave New World (1998)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a futuristic totalitarian society, people have no control of their lives or their destiny.
Style: futuristic, disturbing, bleak, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: genetic engineering, distopia, helicopter, utopia, state affairs, life is a bitch, love and romance, future dystopia, rescue, danger, love triangle, government agency ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 8.2
 996K
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, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, vengeance, future dystopia, society, freedom, vigilantism, rebellion, distopia, mysterious character, anti heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.2
 40K
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the future, the government maintains control of public opinion by outlawing literature and maintaining a group of enforcers, known as "firemen", to perform the necessary book burnings. Fireman Montag begins to question the morality of ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, tense, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: future dystopia, totalitarianism, book, distopia, social decay, fighting the system, resistance, book burning, oppression, rebelliousness, introspection, satire ...
Time: future, near future, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.4
 493
Furia (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a desert town, sometime in the future, a repressive government regime restricts all forms of artistic expression. At night, Theo breaks the law, risking torture and death, to paint his work on public spaces. But when his lover Elia is arrested ...
Style: bleak, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: desert, distopia, rebellion, politics, political unrest, dishonesty, society, rebelliousness, anti heroes, political corruption, fighting the system, chaos ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.2
 17K
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, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: future dystopia, mental illness, masked vigilante, parallel world, imaginary, looking for love, religions or cults, vigilantism, life is a bitch, parents and children, track down, society ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.7
 4K
Natural City (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Two cops, R and Noma, hunt down renegade cyborgs. Cyborgs are used as commandos by the military, as lust objects and for companionship. Normaly they have a limited lifespan of three years but black market technology is being developed to be able to ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, computers and web, future dystopia, androids and robots, save the world, danger, technology gone awry, a.i., chaos and mayhem, man versus machine, rivalry, society ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
I'm Not Jesus Mommy (2010)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Kimberly will stop at nothing to have a child of her own. Recovering from cancer her possibilities seemed slim. However, the world's first successful human cloning project brings an opportunity and a son named David. Seven years after ...
Style: tense, bleak, disturbing, serious
Plot: cloning, survival, danger, future dystopia, haunted by the past, obsession, deadly, life is a bitch, imaginary, plague, christianity, religion ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.1
 587
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: suspense, captivating, tense, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, survival, apocalypse, chaos, danger, society, life is a bitch, escapades, plague, journey, murder, violence ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.1
 608
Judgment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Helen Hannah, the Christian leader of "Apocalypse" "Revelation" and "Tribulation" is being put on trial in the One Nation Earth Court of Justice. Mitch Kendrick is a lawyer assigned to defend her, and Victoria Thorne, ...
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, clever, christian film, futuristic ...
Plot: courtroom, tragic hero, bible, save the world, courtroom drama, apocalypse, society, rescue, legal, woman in danger, leadership, fighting the system ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.2
 22K
Alphaville (1965)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An American private-eye, arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet which is ruled by an evil scientist named Von Braun, who has outlawed love and self-expression.
Style: futuristic, stylized, thought provoking, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: distopia, surrealism, totalitarianism, neo noir, noir, society, anti conformity, self fulfillment, dehumanization, ruler, re-education, behavior control ...
Time: future, 1950s, 50s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 5.7
 1K
Z.P.G. (1972)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the not too distant future, a very smoggy and overpopulated Earth government makes it illegal to have children for a generation. One couple, unsatisfied with their substitute robot baby, breaks the rules and gets in a lot of trouble. (Z.P.G. ...
Style: bleak, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: pregnancy, distopia, robot, birth control, contamination, fighting the system, family life, danger, rivalry, society, against the odds, family problems ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.1
 18K
No Escape (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the year 2022, a ruthless prison warden has created the ultimate solution for his most troublesome and violent inmates: Absolom, a secret jungle island where prisoners are abandoned and left to die. But Marine Captain John Robbins, convicted of ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, prison, jungle, prison guard, escape, survival, chase, prisoner, adventure, confined, prison life, danger ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, danger, technophobia, computer genius, society, a.i., heroic mission, save the world, race against time ...
Time: future, 2000s, near future, 2020s, 21st century
Place: beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.0
 6K
Sleep Dealer (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in a near-future, militarized world marked by closed borders, virtual labor and a global digital network that joins minds and experiences, three strangers risk their lives to connect with each other and break the barriers of technology.
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corporate crimes, future dystopia, virtual reality, water shortage, survival, life is a bitch, dishonesty, danger, destruction, dam, worker, border crossing ...
Time: future
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.0
 798
Tribulation (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tom Canboro is a police detective with a Christian sister, Eileen, a brother, Calvin, a wife, Susan, and eccentric brother-in-law, Jason. One night, Jason seemingly goes insane and tries to kill Eileen, calling her a "hater". Tom soon ...
Style: serious, bleak, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, mind game, danger, human spirit, fighting the system, leadership, police detective, haunted by the past, messiah, mind control, virtual reality, hospital ...
Time: 90s, 2010s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Under Suspicion (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A police inspector, suspecting an attorney of two child sex murders, has him held for a questioning session that goes on for hours.
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, dishonesty, murder, injustice, life is a bitch, police inspector, interrogation, questioning, mystery, suspect, child murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Rain Without Thunder (1992)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This evocative faux documentary imagines a dystopian near future in which the government monitors every woman's sexual activity. At its center is Allison Golding (Ali Thomas), serving a life sentence for having an abortion. As politicians, ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: future dystopia, injustice, feminism, against the rules, state affairs, profanity, fascism, legal, pregnancy, legal action, life is a bitch, fighting the system ...
Time: future, 2040s, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.8
 18K
The Trial (1962)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: paranoia, distopia, fighting the system, courtroom, false accusation, courtroom drama, conspiracy, legal, on the run, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1920s, 18th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.1
 53K
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, serious, philosophical ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, androids and robots, post apocalypse, robot, desert, danger, investigation, rain, ecology, uncover truth, dishonesty, distopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
 69K
Blindness (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Canada, Japan, UK, Italy
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, suspenseful, serious, intense, philosophical ...
Plot: plague, blind character, society, distopia, post apocalypse, chaos, fight, doctor, social decay, human spirit, disability, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.2
 65K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: cyberpunk, murder, police brutality, violence, virtual reality, chaos, protest, uncover truth, haunted by the past, private detective, prostitute, pornography ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1999
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
 6K
Nirvana (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jimi, a computer game designer, finds that his latest product has been infected by a virus which has given consciousness to the main character of the game, Solo. Tormented by the memory of his fled girlfriend Lisa and begged by Solo to end its ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, cyberspace, hacker, chase, unrequited love, virtual reality, torture, technology gone awry, chases and races, heroic mission, a.i., future dystopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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