Movies like Death Watch

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Death Watch (1980)
 6.7
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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: terminal illness, distopia, fighting the system, neo noir, life is a bitch, journalism, rebellion, voyeurism, society, media, chaos, tv show, future dystopia, tragic hero, showbiz, unfulfillment, uncover truth, media satire, workplace situations, ex husband ex wife relationship, tv reporter, reality tv, police, writers, blonde ...
Time: future, 80s, near future
Place: glasgow scotland, scotland

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Most similar movies to Death Watch

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, futuristic, bleak and suspenseful films with plots about distopia, life is a bitch, future dystopia, society, danger, murder and fighting the system mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Death Watch: THX 1138 (1971), 1984 (1984), Equilibrium (2002), Children of Men (2006), Cyber Wars (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 48K
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, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: distopia, totalitarianism, prison, utopia, future dystopia, fighting the system, hologram, technology gone awry, chaos, separated, surveillance, crimes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.1
 67K
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: thought provoking, futuristic, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, brainwashing, totalitarianism, fascism, against humanity, politics, society, fall in love, dishonesty, life is a bitch, betrayal ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 7.4
 312K
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, rebellion, society, fighting the system, lone hero, utopia, resistance, gunfight, dystopic future, totalitarianism, dictatorship ...
Time: future, 80s, 2000s
Place: beijing china, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.9
 466K
Children of Men (2006)
Genre: Adventure, 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, captivating, rough ...
Plot: future dystopia, apocalypse, chaos, heroic mission, neo noir, pandemic, distopia, survival, redemption, birth, mission, protest ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: europe, london, england, seattle, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 4.5
 603
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, heroes, adventure, future dystopia, technology gone awry, life is a bitch, rebellion, imaginary, race against time, society, cyberpunk, police chase ...
Time: future, 2000s, near future
Place: asia, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: contemplative, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: political unrest, impregnation, distopia, rebellion, pregnancy, slavery, escape, rape, sexism, paranoia, surrogate mother, politics ...
Time: future
Place: canada, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, bleak, atmospheric, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: genetic engineering, distopia, helicopter, utopia, love and romance, society, state affairs, danger, life is a bitch, rescue, government agency, social differences ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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, microchip, death, haunted by the past, chase, child birth, child abuse, childbirth, distopia, twists & turns ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 8.2
 1.0M
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, intense, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fighting the system, revolution, vengeance, distopia, anti hero, freedom, rebellion, future dystopia, vigilantism, society, mysterious character, anti heroes ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.2
 41K
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, distopia, book, totalitarianism, social decay, fighting the system, resistance, book burning, oppression, introspection, rebelliousness, satire ...
Time: future, 1960s, near future, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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, bleak, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, computers and web, androids and robots, chaos and mayhem, technology gone awry, a.i., society, save the world, rivalry, danger, man versus machine ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: bleak, disturbing, tense, serious
Plot: cloning, haunted by the past, survival, obsession, future dystopia, danger, life is a bitch, deadly, imaginary, plague, christianity, husband wife relationship ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 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: masked vigilante, future dystopia, mental illness, parallel world, religions or cults, imaginary, looking for love, vigilantism, society, love and romance, torment, childhood sweetheart ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.6
 776
Puzzlehead (2005)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In a post apocalyptic world where technology is outlawed, Walter, a reclusive scientist, secretly creates a self-aware android, "Puzzlehead". Jealously erupts when Puzzlehead wins the affection of Julia, the beautiful shopgirl that Walter ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, serious, suspense, bleak
Plot: a.i., man versus machine, obsession, future dystopia, chaos, androids and robots, society, love triangle, technology gone awry, betrayal, self discovery, distopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.4
 509
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: futuristic, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: desert, politics, rebellion, distopia, hopes, society, injustice, revolution, chaos, anti heroes, heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.1
 23K
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: noir, distopia, surrealism, neo noir, totalitarianism, a.i., investigation, punishment, ruler, anti conformity, urban, human nature ...
Time: future, 1950s, 50s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.2
 618
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: thought provoking, suspenseful, clever, christian film, serious ...
Plot: antichrist, courtroom, tragic hero, bible, save the world, courtroom drama, apocalypse, leadership, legal, woman in danger, injustice, fighting the system ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: pregnancy, contamination, overpopulation, distopia, birth control, robot, danger, androids and robots, unsupportive spouse, babies and infants, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 6.1
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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, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, prison, jungle, prison guard, escape, survival, chase, prisoner, adventure, confined, uninhibited rivalry, prison life ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.5
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The Giver (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Canada, USA
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, futuristic, atmospheric, philosophical, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, society, future dystopia, youth, utopia, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, destiny, danger, human nature, fighting the system ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.8
 895
LX 2048 (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Lithuania
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the near future, the sun has become so toxic people can no longer leave their houses in daytime, and normal life is conducted mostly inside the virtual realm. Against this dystopian backdrop, a dying man seeks to ensure the future well-being of ...
Style: touching, psychological, exciting, suspense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, mortality, virtual reality, terminal illness, family relations, clones, father child relationship, catastrophe, virtual world, ecological disaster, radiation
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 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, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, hacker, computers and web, computer cracker, danger, heroic mission, race against time, technophobia, computer genius, society, a.i. ...
Time: future, 2020s, 2000s, near future, 21st century
Place: beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, disturbing, tense, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, dishonesty, murder, injustice, life is a bitch, police inspector, interrogation, questioning, mystery, serial child killer, suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 5.1
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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, suspenseful, psychological, christian film ...
Plot: mind game, supernatural, fighting the system, danger, leadership, police detective, human spirit, haunted by the past, antichrist, virtual reality, mind control, messiah ...
Time: 90s, future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corporate crimes, future dystopia, virtual reality, survival, life is a bitch, dishonesty, danger, water shortage, worker, dam, destruction, remote control ...
Time: future
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
 55K
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, cerebral, atmospheric ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, androids and robots, post apocalypse, robot, distopia, ecology, danger, investigation, rain, profanity, desert, uncover truth ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Brave New World (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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Story: In a utopia whose perfection hinges upon control of monogamy and privacy, members of the collective begin to question the rules, putting their regimented society on a collision course with forbidden love and revolution.
Style: futuristic, surprise ending, thought provoking, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: future dystopia, life is a bitch, utopia, distopia, dystopic future, genetic engineering, society, politics, satire, technology, social differences, totalitarianism ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.1
 589
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: suspense, captivating, psychological, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, survival, danger, chaos, apocalypse, life is a bitch, escapades, society, plague, journey, violence, murder ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.2
 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, futuristic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, cyberspace, chase, hacker, virtual reality, torture, unrequited love, technology gone awry, computers and web, rivalry, a.i., chases and races ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.6
 70K
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, post apocalypse, blind character, distopia, society, chaos, fight, doctor, human spirit, social decay, disability, suffering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%