Movies like Dead End Drive-In

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Dead End Drive-In (1986)
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Dead End Drive-In (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the near future, drive-in theatres are turned into concentration camps for the undesirable and unemployed. The prisoners don't really care to escape because they are fed and they have a place to live which is, in most cases, probably better than the outside. Crabs and his girlfriend Carmen are put into the camp and all Crabs wants to do is escape.
Style: bleak, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: surrealism, tow truck, electric fence, concentration camp, prison, apocalypse, survival, gang, heroes, confined, misfit, prison life, life is a bitch, anti hero, chase, on the run, fugitives, society, chases and races, chaos and mayhem, chaos, social misfits, escapades, criminal heroes, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: australia

Most similar movies to Dead End Drive-In

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, futuristic and bleak films with plots about danger, escapades, life is a bitch, future dystopia, chaos, chases and races and survival mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Dead End Drive-In: Mad Max (1979), Turkey Shoot (1982), Doomsday (2008), Deadland (2009), Alive (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mad Max (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.
Style: cult film, suspenseful, stylized, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, chase, post apocalypse, chaos, vengeance, dystopic future, car chase, future dystopia, violence spree, heroes, chases and races, danger ...
Time: future
Place: australia
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 5.9
 3K
Turkey Shoot (1982)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the near future, after an unspecified holocaust, survivors are herded into prison camps. There, they are hunted for sport by the leaders of the camp. Paul, one of the newest prisoners, is determined not to go down as quietly as the others.
Style: cult film, serious, rough, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, on the run, blood, death, rape, escape, violence, sadism, machete, explosion, torture, satire ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: australia
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100%
 6.0
 71K
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, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, cannibalism, rescue, infected, future dystopia, danger, chase, society, antidote ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2030s, 2010s ...
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, psychological, tense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, missing person, chaos, danger, apocalypse, society, life is a bitch, escapades, plague, journey, murder, violence ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Alive (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Tenshu is imprisoned and sentenced to death for murdering the men who raped his girlfriend. However, he manages to survive his execution and is presented with an option: face another execution attempt or subject himself to their bizarre and ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: prison, survival, experiment, danger, confined, vengeance, death row, martial arts, prison life, adventure, imaginary, human experimentation ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Warriors of the Wasteland (1983)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two mercenaries help wandering caravans fight off an evil and aimless band of white-clad bikers after the nuclear holocaust.
Style: rough, suspenseful, futuristic, offbeat, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, heroes, apocalypse, danger, adventure, escapades, deadly, life is a bitch, rivalry, society, space and aliens, chases and races ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.2
 12K
The Day (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Open war against humanity rages. For five survivors – lost and on the run – the pursuit is relentless, the bullets are dwindling and the battle is everywhere. This is a 24-hour look into their lives.
Style: serious, futuristic, scary, suspenseful, depressing
Plot: survival, survival horror, apocalypse, countryside, danger, deadly, life is a bitch, sole survivor, post apocalypse, strong violent content, profanity, escapades ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Until the End of the World (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Australia
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Until The End of the World is an odyssey for the modern age. As with Homer's Odyssey, the purpose of the journey is to restore sight -- a spiritual reconciliation between an obsessed father and a deserted son. Dr. Farber, in trying to find a ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, contemplative, serious, captivating ...
Plot: satellite, on the road, catastrophe, chase, save the world, fugitives, crimes, bounty hunter, danger, adventure, escapades, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s, future, near future, year 1999, 1990s
Place: australia, paris france, tokyo, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: earthquake, rescue, desert, survival, chaos and mayhem, rivalry, danger, life is a bitch, apocalypse, adventure, battle, battles ...
Time: future, near future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Escape from the Bronx (1983)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A ragtag group of people have to fight extermination squads amid their ruined city.
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, kidnapping, anti hero, anti heroes, bad guy, rivalry, society, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, chases and races, journalism ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, South Africa
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: post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, future dystopia, chase, survival, dark hero, distopia, apocalypse, danger, desert, dark future, brutality ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Max Rockatansky returns as the heroic loner who drives the dusty roads of a postapocalyptic Australian Outback in an unending search for gasoline. Arrayed against him and the other scraggly defendants of a fuel-depot encampment are the bizarre ...
Style: cult film, bleak, stylized, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, survivor, gang, chases and races, bounty hunter, survival, boomerang, truck, anti heroes, anti hero, chase ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: australia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 44K
The Rover (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
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, serious, rough ...
Plot: wilderness, theft, desert, car chase, crime, dog, on the road, car accident, small town, vengeance, future dystopia, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, 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 ⇓
40%
Terminator 2018 (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dante travels across a desolate, futuristic Spain in search of his girlfriend, Ula. He is pursued by a bloodthirsty, cybernetic Rottweiler.
Style: serious, futuristic, rough, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rottweiler, androids and robots, chase, manhunt, technology gone awry, survival, gory, deadly creature, danger, dangerous animal, on the run, experiment gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
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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, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, computers and web, androids and robots, technology gone awry, chaos and mayhem, society, rivalry, danger, save the world, a.i., man versus machine ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
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Chameleon (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A super-killer female cyborg with chameleon-like powers discovers maternal instincts when she protects a child from government operatives in this science fiction tale set in the year 2028.
Style: serious, bleak, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, cyborgs, androids and robots, space and aliens, chase, escapades, life is a bitch, danger, rivalry, terminator, chaos, sexual relations ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
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40%
 4.3
 2K
Remains (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story centers on two lone survivors of a bizarre accident that reduced most of the world's population to zombies. They take refuge in a vacant casino and fight a losing battle against the undead.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, futuristic, bleak ...
Plot: zombie, survival, supernatural, apocalypse, danger, deadly, life is a bitch, chaos, gambling, gory, casino, future dystopia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada
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40%
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 2.6
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Descendents (2008)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Chile
Duration: 74 min.
Story: In an undefined future, the earth has been destroyed by man, and the air polluted with a mysterious virus that turns humans into zombies. Only a few children are immune to the disease and have adapted to these extreme conditions and survived. ...
Style: bleak, serious, scary, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, deadly, survival, future dystopia, destiny, bounty hunter, heroes, life is a bitch, danger, chaos, post apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: chile
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39%
The Chain Reaction (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Contaminated by a nuclear-plant spill, an Australian worker hides with a woman and tries to warn the public.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, car chase, contamination, radiation, chase, quarantine, conspiracy, survival, corporate crimes, apocalypse, danger, race against time ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
2019: After the Fall of New York (1983)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a nuclear war, society breaks down into two groups, the evil Euraks and the rebel Federation. A mercenary named Parsifal is hired by the Federation to infiltrate New York City, which is controlled by the Euraks, to rescue the only fertile ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, rough, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, murder, adventure, apocalypse, danger, rivalry, life is a bitch, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, chaos, nuclear holocaust, anti hero ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019
Place: new york, usa
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39%
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, emotional, road movie ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, party, race against time, life is a bitch, on the road, chaos, redemption, little girl, escapades, chases and races, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Teenage Caveman (2002)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic future mankind is lives in a prehistoric manner. After killing his father for sexually assaulting his girlfriend, the son of a tribal leader runs away with a group of his teenage friends. They are taken in by Neil and Judith ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, sexy, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: caveman, survival, mutant, cavemen, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, deadly, leadership, deadly creature, supernatural, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: stone age, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 4.1
 2K
Deathsport (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: 1000 years into the future, after the Great Neutron Wars, the world is divided into desert wastelands and isolated city-states. Notorious "Desert Ranger" Kaz is forced to fight in the DeathSport, dueling on futuristic motorcycle ...
Style: futuristic, serious, stylized, tense, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, race against time, chase, battles, leadership, against the odds, vengeance, chaos, deadly, danger, rivalry, apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.9
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2084 (2009)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Not much left since the world died. That's what they called it the day the virus took over and people went inside, never to leave their homes again. Soon after that, the last of the food was gone, the last drop of gas was used up, the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: apocalypse, isolation, survival, chaos, danger, plague, confined, deadly, food shortage, mosquito, escapades, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 26K
Son of a Gun (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Locked up for a minor crime, 19 year old JR quickly learns the harsh realities of prison life. Protection, if you can get it, is paramount. JR soon finds himself under the watchful eye of Australia's most notorious criminal, Brendan Lynch, but ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, heist, prison life, car chase, crime, crimes, teaching the ways of the world, criminal heroes, betrayal, on the run, confined, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Warrior of the Lost World (1984)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A nomad mercenary on a high-tech motorcycle helps bring about the downfall of the evil Orwellian government, the Omega.
Style: serious, bleak, futuristic, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, rivalry, against the odds, cons and scams, future dystopia, contamination, battles, chaos, life is a bitch, chase, imaginary, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 2K
Terra Nova (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A story, which takes place in 2013, describes the world overflowing with "dangerous" criminals due to the official termination of death penalty. The UN "blue helmets" under the directive from the central authority (i.e., One ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, sadistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, leadership, serial killer, prison, friendship, future dystopia, heroic mission, prison life, criminal heroes, rivalry, gang, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Siege of the Dead (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 63 min.
Story: When lovelorn Michael arrives in Berlin to return a set of keys to his ex-girlfriend, Gabi, as an excuse to see her again, he finds her apartment empty save for a couple of plumbers making repairs to the central heating. Just as Michael learns from ...
Style: serious, scary, bleak, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, zombie apocalypse, deadly virus, zombie, apocalypse, virus, chaos, deadly, danger, partners, life is a bitch, rage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, bounty hunter, adventure, future dystopia, technology gone awry, race against time, society, rebellion, life is a bitch, imaginary, cyberpunk ...
Time: future, 2000s, near future
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%