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Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)
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Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Forbin is the designer of an incredibly sophisticated computer that will run all of America's nuclear defenses. Shortly after being turned on, it detects the existence of Guardian, the Soviet counterpart, previously unknown to US Planners. Both computers insist that they be linked, and after taking safeguards to preserve confidential material, each side agrees to allow it. As soon as the link is established the two become a new Super computer and threaten the world with the immediate launch of nuclear weapons if they are detached. Colossus begins to give its plans for the management of the world under its guidance. Forbin and the other scientists form a technological resistance to Colossus which must operate underground.
Style: cult film, suspenseful, gloomy, rough, serious, suspense, surprise ending, ambiguous ending, psychotronic, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: scientist, man versus machine, catastrophe, artificial intelligence, cold war, computer, mathematics, nuclear threat, ultimatum, super computer, apocalypse, survival, heroes, inventions and discoveries, a.i., fight back, nuclear holocaust, imaginary, chaos, escapades, government agency, technophobia, computer system, technology gone awry, technology ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
Place: canada, rome italy, ussr, soviet union, moscow russia, washington d.c., colorado

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, futuristic and suspense films with plots about danger, catastrophe, chaos, apocalypse, imaginary, technology and heroes mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Colossus: The Forbin Project: The Manhattan Project (1986), Solar Crisis (1990), Hardware (1990), Futureworld (1976), I, Robot (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Manhattan Project (1986)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Named after the World War II-era program, the plot revolves around a gifted high school student who decides to construct a nuclear bomb for a national science fair. The film's underlying theme involves the Cold War of the 1980s when government ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, clever ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: heist, laser, teenager, runaway, laboratory, nuclear, plutonium, helicopter, scientist, bomb, science, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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Solar Crisis (1990)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A huge solar flare is predicted to fry the Earth. Astronauts aboard the spaceship Helios must go to the Sun to drop a bomb equipped with an Artificial Intelligence (Freddy) and a Japanese pilot (as a back up if the Artificial Intelligence fail) at ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, catastrophe, astronaut, space travel, bomb, race against time, danger, rescue, survival, apocalypse, sun, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future
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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: cult film, bleak, futuristic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: future
Place: new york
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Futureworld (1976)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s, 70s, near future
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I, Robot (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 2035, where robots are common-place and abide by the three laws of robotics, a techno-phobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be responsible for the death, his investigation leads him to believe that humanity may ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: future, 2030s, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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The Machine (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: england
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Android Apocalypse (2006)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Machines have taken over, but left humans thinking that they are still the ones in charge. The androids need humans because of the human brain fluid; without it the android brains can't work. Until the mad scientist finds out how to make this ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak, epic
Audience: boys' night
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Eve of Destruction (1991)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Eve is a military robot made to look exactly like her creator, Dr. Eve Simmons. When she is damaged during a bank robbery, the robot becomes an unstoppable killing machine. Colonel Jim McQuade is assigned to stop the robot and with the help from Dr. ...
Style: futuristic, rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, terrorism, chaos, danger, androids and robots, technology gone awry, terminator, nuclear holocaust, deadly, a.i. ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: bleak, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: mind bending, philosophical, twist ending, tense, futuristic ...
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41%
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Transcendence (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, China, USA
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, exciting, tense, stylized ...
Plot: technology, artificial intelligence, computers and web, nanotechnology, resurrection, scientist, technology gone awry, chaos, hi-tech, utopia, consciousness, cyberspace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
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40%
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Meteor (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, psychotronic, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Terminator Genisys (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
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Solar Attack (2006)
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Country: Canada
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36%
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Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, psychotronic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Country: USA
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Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
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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 ...
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36%
The Terminal Man (1974)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As the result of a head injury, brilliant computer scientist Harry Benson begins to experience violent seizures. In an attempt to control the seizures, Benson undergoes a new surgical procedure in which a microcomputer is inserted into his brain. ...
Style: serious, exciting, mind bending, scary, experimental ...
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35%
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The Day After (1983)
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Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
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Style: disturbing, bleak, thought provoking, suspenseful, emotional ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century, future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Gunhed (1989)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Shape of Things to Come (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Planet Earth is a devastated wasteland, and what's left of humanity has colonized the Moon in domed cities. Humanity's continued survival depends on an anti-radiation drug only available on planet Delta Three, which has been taken over by ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, epic, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: future, near future
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Skyline (2010)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, people are drawn outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth. Now the band of survivors must fight ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
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Crack in the World (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, psychotronic ...
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