Movies like The Handmaid's Tale 1990

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The Handmaid's Tale (1990)
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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: thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, contemplative, disturbing, futuristic, biblical, harsh, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: political unrest, impregnation, distopia, rebellion, pregnancy, slavery, rape, paranoia, sexism, escape, surrogate mother, politics, feminist, apocalypse, couple relations, life is a bitch, society, couples, chaos, future dystopia, strong female presence, totalitarianism, misogyny, religion, lesbian ...
Time: future
Place: canada, iran

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Most similar movies to The Handmaid's Tale

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, futuristic, suspenseful and bleak films with plots about distopia, life is a bitch, society, future dystopia, catastrophe, death and dialogue mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Handmaid's Tale: The Giver (2014), Furia (1999), 1984 (1984), Equilibrium (2002), The Comfort of Strangers (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Handmaid's Tale (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. A TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel.
Style: melancholic, psychological, bleak, rough, captivating
Plot: rape, slavery, surrogate mother, violence against women, infertility, sexism, protest, totalitarianism, kidnapping, torture, violence, society ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future
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100%
 6.5
 112K
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, suspenseful, philosophical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, society, future dystopia, utopia, youth, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, destiny, danger, human nature, humanity ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 515
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, rebelliousness, fighting the system, life is a bitch, state affairs, dishonesty, future dystopia, fall in love, destiny ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 66K
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 ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 311K
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, totalitarianism, resistance, utopia, gunfight, dystopic future, dictatorship ...
Time: future, 2000s, 80s
Place: china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Comfort of Strangers (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An Italian diplomat's son follows and seduces English lovers in Venice.
Style: psychological, erotic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: obsession, seduction, danger, couples, couple relations, love and romance, culture clash, investigation, murder, stranger, swingers, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: cult film, futuristic, humorous, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: desert, dog, distopia, post apocalypse, survival, satire, nuclear holocaust, impregnation, telepathy, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: phoenix arizona, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, robot, birth control, contamination, overpopulation, distopia, danger, androids and robots, unsupportive spouse, babies and infants, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 20K
Code 46 (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A futuristic 'Brief Encounter', a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, clever, futuristic ...
Plot: cloning, fall in love, investigation, forgery, infidelity, future dystopia, love and romance, love affair, lovers on the run, romance, dishonesty, surveillance ...
Time: future
Place: asia, seattle, shanghai, china, delhi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, anti hero, vengeance, freedom, distopia, rebellion, future dystopia, vigilantism, society, mysterious character, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.8
 280K
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: thought provoking, futuristic, twists and turns, intellectual, psychological ...
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, future dystopia, discrimination, neo noir, genetics, paraplegic, philosophy, eugenics, society, heart disease, space travel ...
Time: future, near future
Place: riviera, detroit, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, 60s, 1960s, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Of Love and Shadows (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Irene is a magazine editor living under the shadow of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Francisco is a handsome photographer and he comes to Irene for a job. As a sympathizer with the underground resistance movement, Francisco opens her eyes and ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, based on true events, visually appealing ...
Plot: politics, torture, dictatorship, distopia, rebellion, interracial relations, rebelliousness, soldier, media, romance, journalism, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, year 1973, 1920s
Place: chile, latin america, south america, spain, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Brave New World (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
TV show
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, utopia, life is a bitch, distopia, dystopic future, genetic engineering, society, politics, social differences, satire, technology, totalitarianism ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, prison, jungle, prison guard, escape, survival, chase, prisoner, adventure, confined, uninhibited rivalry, prison life ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.2
 616
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, courtroom drama, apocalypse, save the world, injustice, woman in danger, fighting the system, rescue, society ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
It's All About Love (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Denmark, France, Canada, Spain, USA, Japan, Sweden, UK, Italy, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of two lovers and their attempts to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse. John, and world-famous ice skating star, Elena, are about to sign divorce papers when they realise that, in spite of ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, philosophical, enigmatic, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: apocalypse, cloning, lovers on the run, romance, chaos, future dystopia, couple relations, danger, life is a bitch, estrangement, airport, divorce ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%
 6.7
 3K
Death Watch (1980)
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: serious, bleak, futuristic, disturbing, psychological
Plot: terminal illness, distopia, journalism, life is a bitch, media, rebellion, society, fighting the system, tragic hero, unfulfillment, voyeurism, chaos ...
Time: future, near future, 80s
Place: glasgow scotland, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 69K
The Postman (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: In 2013 there are no highways, no I-ways, no dreams of a better tomorrow, only scattered survivors across what was once the Unites States. Into this apocalyptic wasteland comes an enigmatic drifter with a mule, a knack for Shakespeare and something ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, dystopic future, vestiges of humanity, adventure, drifter, postman, post apocalypse, leadership, life is a bitch, danger, post war ...
Time: future, year 2013, 2040s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, water shortage, survival, life is a bitch, dishonesty, danger, worker, dam, destruction, remote control ...
Time: future
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, bleak, rough, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dehumanization, christian, survival, righting the wronged, redemption, human spirit, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, danger, against humanity, religions or cults ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, childbirth, chase, child abuse, child birth, distopia, twists & turns ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 ⇓
21%
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 7.1
 57K
Soylent Green (1973)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff.
Style: cult film, futuristic, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: distopia, murder, starvation, police detective, cannibalism, overpopulation, investigation, ecological disaster, fighting the system, danger, society, crimes ...
Time: future, 2020s, 21st century, 70s, near future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.0
 1K
Daybreak (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a substantial portion of the nation's populace falls victim to a deadly plague, the tyrannical government quarantines them in camps, offering no alternative except death in this cautionary tale from director Stephen Tolkin. But a gutsy ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, psychological, bleak, rough ...
Plot: distopia, plague, quarantine, life is a bitch, heroes, on the run, chases and races, love affair, future dystopia, social decay, chaos and mayhem, survival ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa, middle east, lebanon, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 497K
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, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, future dystopia, androids and robots, artificial intelligence, technology gone awry, a.i., hi-tech, man versus machine, cyborgs, imaginary, danger, murder ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.0
 13K
The Chamber (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Having survived the hatred and bigotry that was his Klansman grandfather's only legacy, young attorney Adam Hall seeks at the last minute to appeal the old man's death sentence for the murder of two small Jewish boys 30 years before. Only ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, racism, courtroom drama, death sentence, prison, legal, politics, haunted by the past, anti semitism, crimes, legal action, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, year 1996, year 1967
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Adventurers (1970)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 171 min.
Story: The wealthy playboy son of an assassinated South American diplomat discovers that his father was really murdered on orders of the corrupt president of the country--a man who was his father's friend and who, in fact, his father had helped put ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: politics, fighting the system, revolution, murder, distopia, state affairs, gays and lesbians, manipulations, love and romance, adventurer, prostitute, leadership ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: latin america, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Not Without My Daughter (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An American woman, trapped in Islamic Iran by her brutish husband, must find a way to escape with her daughter as well.
Style: thought provoking, tense, touching, bleak, factual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: islam, culture clash, confined, escape, life is a bitch, society, family problems, isolation, escape attempt, family in crisis, hopes, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, middle east, persia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.1
 3K
Quintet (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: During a future ice age, dying humanity occupies its remaining time by playing a board game called Quintet. For one small group, this obsession is not enough. They play the game with living pieces, and only the winner survives.
Style: psychological, futuristic, atmospheric, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: ice age, danger, rivalry, isolation, future dystopia, survival, obsession, apocalypse, chaos, life is a bitch, society, glacier ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%