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Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
 7.6
 153K
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Original name: Mad Max 2
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 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 warriors commanded by the charismatic Lord Humungus, a violent leader whose scruples are as barren as the surrounding landscape.
Style: bleak, stylized, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, road movie, surprise ending, epic, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survivor, survival, chase, good versus evil, violence, oil, gang, loner, dog, truck, feral child, motorcycle gang, boomerang, bounty hunter, life is a bitch, nuclear holocaust, chases and races, alienation, crimes, heroes, struggle, freedom, vigilantism, danger ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: australia, middle east

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Most similar movies to Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, futuristic and rough films with plots about heroes, danger, future dystopia, violence, escapades, apocalypse and survival mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior: Mad Max (1979), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), The Book of Eli (2010), Waterworld (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
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Mad Max (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.
Style: serious, offbeat, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, car chase, chase, apocalypse, violence spree, chases and races, danger, deadly, chaos, society, nuclear holocaust, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mad Max becomes a pawn in a decadent oasis of a technological society, and when exiled, becomes the deliverer of a colony of children.
Style: futuristic, serious, stylized, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, giant, rescue, dwarf, arena, camel, sandstorm, nuclear holocaust, apocalypse, survival, children, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future
Place: australia, sydney australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
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: future dystopia, chase, dark hero, survival, apocalypse, desert, danger, dark future, chases and races, insanity, post apocalyptic, brutality ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.9
 268K
The Book of Eli (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
Style: futuristic, rough, tense, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, chaos, lone wolves, christianity, warrior, future dystopia, brutality, danger, post apocalyptic, heroes, tough heroes ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, cross country, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 6.2
 165K
Waterworld (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a futuristic world where the polar ice caps have melted and made Earth a liquid planet, a beautiful barmaid rescues a mutant seafarer from a floating island prison. They escape, along with her young charge, Enola, and sail off aboard his ship. ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, post apocalyptic, adventure, rescue, future dystopia, ocean or sea, water, ocean, danger, chaos, global warming ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 64K
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, serious, suspenseful, exciting, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, drifter, future dystopia, post war, postman, adventure, life is a bitch, danger, leadership, lone hero, brutality ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, 2040s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Escape from New York (1981)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, kidnapping, future dystopia, anti hero, race against time, rescue, hostage, cyberpunk, one man army, lone wolves, prison escape, loner ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.6
 367
Land of Doom (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Earth has been ravaged by a nuclear war, and a feminist warrior is forced to join up with a soldier of fortune in her journey to find a rumored "paradise" as they battle gangs of rampaging bandits.
Style: offbeat, suspenseful, stylized, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: desert, renegade, biker, female warrior, plague, gang, imaginary, future dystopia, escapades, adventure, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 5.0
 4K
Steel Dawn (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior wandering through the desert comes upon a group of settlers who are being menaced by a murderous gang that is after the water they control.
Style: futuristic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: desert, martial arts, survival, adventure, vengeance, rescue, gang, rivalry, friendship, soldier, heroes, against the odds ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.1
 929
Battletruck (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It’s the 21st century, the Oil Wars have made a mess of the planet and the land outside major cities is lawless. After Hunter comes to the aid of Corlie, who has run away from the villainous Straker, he takes her to the peaceful community of ...
Style: futuristic, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: truck, post nuclear, on the run, family in danger, danger, against the odds, cons and scams, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, adventure, vengeance, survival ...
Time: future
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After years of outrunning ruthless bounty hunters, escaped convict Riddick suddenly finds himself caught between opposing forces in a fight for the future of the human race. Now, waging incredible battles on fantastic and deadly worlds, this lone, ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, space and aliens, outer space, bounty hunter, on the run, survival, adventure, battles, danger, heroic mission, distant planet, mercenary ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.1
 27K
Cyborg (1989)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A martial artist hunts a killer in a plague-infested urban dump of the future.
Style: futuristic, stylized, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, martial arts, violence, plague, one man army, chaos, future dystopia, chase, danger, woman in danger, hitman, tough heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, georgia, atlanta georgia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 40K
The Rover (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, rough, serious ...
Plot: desert, car chase, theft, vengeance, crime, tough heroes, on the road, wilderness, track down, car accident, small town, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 2.1
 1K
City Limits (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A series of teenage gangs struggle against each other in a not-so-distant future. Eventually they united against an evil corporation, as represented by evil CEO Robby Benson who wants to control everything.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rivalry, post nuclear, motorcycle, gang war, biker, plague, gangsters, heroes, deadly, chaos, apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.3
 501
Stryker (1983)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Philippines
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The world's water supply has dried up due to some sort of apocalypse. A beautiful woman holds the secret to where one of the last springs being guarded by a group of Amazons. A "Road Warrior" like crew captures her and tries to make ...
Style: futuristic, rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: water, violence, chases and races, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, apocalypse, future dystopia, life is a bitch, battles, survival, chaos, heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 68K
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, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, rescue, infected, survival, apocalypse, chase, cannibalism, danger, future dystopia, heroes, society, cure ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, dungeon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, kidnapping, bad guy, chases and races, anti heroes, master warrior, apocalypse, gory, leadership, deadly, heroes, danger ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Warriors of the Wasteland (1983)
Genre: Action, Romance, 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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, bleak, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, heroes, society, clergy, chaos, future dystopia, escapades, adventure, space and aliens, chases and races, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
 102K
Judge Dredd (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, Dredd, the most famous judge (a cop with instant field judiciary powers) is convicted for a crime he did not commit while his murderous counterpart escapes.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, frame up, good versus evil, judge, superhero, law enforcement, uncover truth, justice, police, apocalypse, dystopic future, one man army ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Hunger Games (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, contests and competitions, future dystopia, young heroes, against the odds, killings, death, danger, rivalry, trap, heroes, training ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, rebellion, future dystopia, female protagonist, danger, heroes, social decay, society, adventure, revolution, youth, escapades ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 26K
Fortress (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A futuristic prison movie. Protagonist and wife are nabbed at a future US emigration point with an illegal baby during population control. The resulting prison experience is the subject of the movie. The prison is a futuristic one run by a private ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, strangulation, escape, apocalypse, heroic mission, chases and races, rivalry, soldier, danger, mind control, atrocity ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.9
 422
Steel Frontier (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set in a post-nuclear-holocaust future, this sci-fi western takes place in the frontier city of New Hope, the only place around with a working oil refinery. Ever since a megalomaniac general and his followers took over the place, life has been ...
Style: futuristic, rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, soldier, bounty hunter, modern western, good versus evil, vengeance, chaos, one man army, hitman, heroic mission, criminal heroes, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Terminator Salvation (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: All grown up in post-apocalyptic 2018, John Connor must lead the resistance of humans against the increasingly dominating militaristic robots. But when Marcus Wright appears, his existence confuses the mission as Connor tries to determine whether ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, bleak, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: killer robot, apocalypse, man versus machine, army, artificial intelligence, save the world, fate of humanity, resistance, cyberpunk, vestiges of humanity, destiny, wartime ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.1
 556
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: rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, chaos, danger, society, chases and races, escapades, future dystopia, life is a bitch, survival, heroes, missing person, violence ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Ultimate Warrior (1975)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Only a few people still live in New York in 2015. They are organized in gangs with their own turf. One of them is led by Baron, another one by Carrot, and they are constantly at war with each other.
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, pregnancy, gang, apocalypse, escapades, future dystopia, crimes, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem, heroes, gangsters, deadly ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 547K
World War Z (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, zombie, save the world, deadly virus, infected, zombie apocalypse, un, scientist, chaos, survival, cure, survivor ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: jerusalem, south korea, new jersey, philadelphia, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, future dystopia, young heroes, mentor, warrior, female protagonist, danger, rebellion, championship, president, resistance, contests and competitions ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 143K
Riddick (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, survival, space and aliens, mysterious planet, tough heroes, outer space, bounty hunter, lone wolves, deadly creature, adventure, danger, chase ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 129K
The Running Man (1987)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, tough heroes, chases and races, danger, massacre, against the odds, gadget, resistance, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: future, 20th century, twentieth century, 2010s, near future ...
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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