Movies like The Illustrated Man

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The Illustrated Man (1969)
 6.0
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The Illustrated Man (1969)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A man who has a body almost completely covered in tattoos is searching for the woman who cursed him with the "skin illustrations". Each tattoo reveals a bizarre story, which is experienced by staring at the scene depicted. When the illustrated man meets a fellow tramp on the road a strange voyage begins.
Style: suspenseful, scary, bleak, futuristic, gloomy, serious, contemplative, apocalyptic, ambiguous ending, psychotronic ...
Plot: end of the world, virtual reality, survival, stranded, obsession, tattoo, lion, drifter, alien planet, deadly, spacecraft, hallucination, a vision, multiple time frames, love, vampire, sex, dog, apocalypse, witch, jungle, fight, distopia, suicidal, violence ...
Time: future, 1930s
Place: africa

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Most similar movies to The Illustrated Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and bleak films with plots about danger, deadly, survival, supernatural, chaos, apocalypse and escapades mostly in Sci-Fi, Horror and Drama genres. Some movies like The Illustrated Man: Ravagers (1979), Stake Land (2010), Pulse 2: Afterlife (2008), The Day (2011), Wonderland (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ravagers (1979)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic world divided between two groups called the Flockers and the Ravagers, an adventurer and his "pleasure girl" try to find their way to a rumored safe haven called the Land of Genesis.
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough, futuristic ...
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, danger, gang, crimes, chaos, cooking and food, catastrophe, rivalry, life is a bitch, heroes, confined ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.5
 41K
Stake Land (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Martin was a normal teenage boy before the country collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster. A vampire epidemic has swept across what is left of the nation's abandoned towns and cities, and it's up to Mister, a death ...
Style: bleak, scary, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, vampire hunter, post apocalypse, survival, infected, on the road, society, hunt down, danger, nun, religious fanaticism, violence ...
Time: future
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Pulse 2: Afterlife (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The world has been reshaped by the invasion of ghosts via the wireless internet. Cities are deserted, technology has been destroyed and the few remaining human beings eschew anything electrical in order to avoid a confrontation with the soulless ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, scary, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ghost, supernatural, apocalypse, future dystopia, survival, chaos and mayhem, extinction, chaos, missing child, escapades, supernatural ability, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 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, profanity, strong violent content, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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451
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The Last Man on Earth (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Robert Morgan is the last man on earth, as far as he can tell. A plague killed everyone else on the planet several years ago. He was immune to it, and can only guess why. Vampires that were formerly human attack Morgan's home every night
Style: atmospheric, bleak, scary, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: antidote, apocalypse, zombie, vampire, survival, end of the world, blood, plague, corpse, steak, cemetery, dead man ...
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 4.7
 200
Wonderland (2011)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A new, experimental dream-melding drug called 'Wonderland' hits the streets, granting its users the ability to place their consciousness into the bodies of other people. Soon, a serial killer begins to use the drug as a way to live and die ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, experimental ...
Plot: crimes, serial killer, deadly, suicide, murder, experiment, death, jealousy, hallucination, supernatural, danger, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
20 Years After (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the middle of nowhere, 20 years after an apocalyptic terrorist event that obliterated the face of the world!
Style: bleak, suspenseful, futuristic, serious
Plot: post apocalypse, life is a bitch, survival, escapades, society, danger, pregnancy, future dystopia, chaos, babies and infants, apocalypse, distopia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Left Behind III: World at War (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A year and a half ago the world was hit with the biggest catastrophe it had ever seen. Without warning and without explanation, hundreds of millions of people simply vanished off the face of the earth. The world was in chaos like it had never been ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, futuristic, suspense, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, political conspiracy, leadership, save the world, government agency, race against time, danger, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The ultimate weapon, claimed to be safe for mankind, produces global side-effects including time slides and disappearances. The scientist behind the project and his car are zapped from the year 2031 to 1817 in Switzerland where he meets Dr. Victor ...
Style: futuristic, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: time travel, mad scientist, supernatural, deadly, deadly creature, save the world, vengeance, mutant, destiny, danger, betrayal, disorder ...
Time: future, 19th century, 2030s, 21st century, 1810s ...
Place: switzerland, geneva switzerland, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Extinction: The G.M.O. Chronicles (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Retrovirus, which was conceived as a tool for industrial genetic engineering, has gotten out of control and is spreading rapidly. While it crosses all organisms within our ecological system completely indiscriminately (mixing plant with animal and ...
Style: serious, scary, bleak, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: zombie, extinction, zombie apocalypse, epidemic, survivor, survival, isolation, apocalypse, death, vestiges of humanity, danger, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Lawnmower Man (1992)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science.
Style: futuristic, scary, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: cyberspace, virtual reality, experiment gone awry, mentally challenged, vengeance, technology gone awry, inventions and discoveries, a.i., misfit, technology, man versus machine, laboratory ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, future
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Queen of Blood (1966)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A spaceship is sent to Mars after a alien distress signal is picked up. They find one survivor, but when a crew member is found drained of blood it's evident they have rescued a bloodsucking monster.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, exciting, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: vampire, rescue, spacecraft, mars, alien, space travel, blood, deadly, survival, danger, save the world, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1990, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.0
 2K
Parasite (1982)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Paul Dean has created a deadly parasite that is now attached to his stomach. He and his female companion, Patricia Welles, must find a way to destroy it while also trying to avoid Ricus, his rednecks, and an evil government agent named Merchant.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: experiment gone awry, deadly creature, save the world, future dystopia, mad scientist, survival, danger, bio weapon, plague, gang, desert, parasite ...
Time: future, year 1992, 90s, 1990s, near future ...
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 2K
The Kindred (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Amanda's deathbed request to her son, John, was for him to destroy all the lab notes etc. from her last experiment. She also blurts out he had a brother. At the funeral John meets Melissa, who claims to be his mothers biggest fan. Together with ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, intense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, murder, survival, experiment gone awry, danger, deadly, investigation, death, creature, laboratory, transformation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Rats: Night of Terror (1984)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: One hundred years after a nuclear war has devastated the planet, society has been reborn into two factions; the underground society and the scavangers above in the wastelands. A group of scavangers on bikes come across a town infested with flesh ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, serious, futuristic ...
Plot: mutant, rat, survivor, apocalypse, dangerous animal, deadly creature, danger, survival, deadly, save the world, chaos, animal life ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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 ⇓
44%
 6.2
 7K
Spiral (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small town in Japan, Kirie comes upon her boyfriend's father silently videotaping a snail. Later, the mans obsession with spirals becomes more and more bizarre, ending in his suicide in a washing machine which turn his body into a spiral. ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, psychological, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, small town, supernatural, mystery, deadly, danger, curses spells and rituals, insanity, transformation, survival horror, curse, vortex ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, life is a bitch, society, chaos, glacier ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 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, deadly, life is a bitch, danger, chaos, gambling, casino, gory, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.0
 16K
Kwaidan (1964)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Taking its title from an archaic Japanese word meaning "ghost story," this anthology adapts four folk tales. A penniless samurai marries for money with tragic results. A man stranded in a blizzard is saved by Yuki the Snow Maiden, but his ...
Style: anthology, atmospheric, bleak, scary, serious ...
Plot: samurai, ghost, monk, spirit, supernatural, escapades, secret identity, heroes, materialism, betrayal, husband wife relationship, painting ...
Time: 19th century, 17th century, middle ages, year 1900, 1900s ...
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 185 min.
Story: This much-requested, made-for-TV adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel stars Michael Sarrazin as the creature given life by Victor Frankenstein (Leonard Whiting), who witnesses his creation turn uncontrollable after he's duped by his ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: reanimation, monster, doctor, scientist, murder, mad scientist, supernatural, deadly creature, danger, reincarnation, experiment gone awry, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.2
 155
The Echo Game (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A young mother must protect her daughter from a rogue scientist on a murderous rampage to steal the girl's psychic powers for herself.
Style: suspenseful, scary, mind bending, serious, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, mad scientist, family relations, parents and children, supernatural ability, deadly, profanity, sexual content, chase, danger, betrayal, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.1
 523
Hybrid (1997)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A group of space renegades hook up with a drifter named McQueen. Together they hole up in an abandoned research facility for the night and are relentlessly pursued by a human/monster hybrid.
Style: bleak, rough, scary, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutant, survival, deadly, danger, confined, isolation, laboratory, desert, stalking, deadly creature, experiment, half human ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 160K
Event Horizon (1997)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the year 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the long lost starship "Event Horizon". The ship disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage and with its return comes even more mystery as the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, futuristic, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, nightmare, lovecraftian, outer space, space station, insanity, hallucination, trapped in space, danger, space and aliens, supernatural, survival ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
 11K
DeepStar Six (1989)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The crew of an experimental underwater nuclear base are forced to struggle for their lives when their explorations disturb a creature who threatens to destroy their base.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, bleak, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, rescue, race against time, experiment gone awry, deadly, danger, deadly creature, chaos, technology gone awry, heroic mission, dangerous animal, sea ...
Time: future, prehistory, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 16K
Extinction (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, USA, Hungary, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: And suddenly, overnight, the world came to a halt. Two men, two survivors, one kid, and hatred that separates them. A place forgotten by everyone, including the creatures that inhabit the Earth... until now.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, intense, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, zombie, end of the world, epidemic, father daughter relationship, parenthood, wilderness, chase, betrayal, mystery ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Puppet Master: The Legacy (2003)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Peter Hertz tells a woman the past stories about the puppets, but she secretly wants to kill them.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: supernatural, experiment gone awry, serial killer, ghost, mad scientist, danger, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, imaginary, gory, evil doll, destiny ...
Time: 1990s, 1920s, 1940s, 20th century, 21st century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Parts Per Billion (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The interwoven stories of three couples which are forced to make life altering decisions in the face of a disastrous war. Inspired and sometimes blinded by their love, Len, Mia, Andy, Esther, Anna and Erik are as flawed and beautiful as any of the ...
Style: bleak, emotional, serious, suspense, gloomy
Plot: survival, chaos, virus, apocalypse, couple relations, couples, deadly, danger, love and romance, fiance fiancee relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, near future
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.7
 8K
Prey (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An American family on holiday in Africa becomes lost in a game reserve and stalked by lions.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: wilderness, dangerous animal, survival, family relations, animal attack, danger, lion, animal life, family life, car accident, nature, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.6
 42K
Maggie (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: There's a deadly zombie epidemic threatening humanity, but Wade, a small-town farmer and family man, refuses to accept defeat even when his daughter Maggie becomes infected. As Maggie's condition worsens and the authorities seek to ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, scary, bleak, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, terminal illness, apocalypse, death, plague, danger, end of the world, survival horror, father daughter relationship, life is a bitch, parents and children, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2015
Place: usa, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%