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Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
 7.6
 150K
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, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, road movie, surprise ending, epic, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survivor, chase, violence, oil, bounty hunter, survival, feral child, dog, truck, motorcycle gang, boomerang, good versus evil, chases and races, life is a bitch, gang, loner, nuclear holocaust, alienation, vigilantism, pilot, community, gang rape, deal, exploitation ...
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, futuristic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about heroes, danger, violence, apocalypse, escapades, future dystopia and survival mostly in Sci-Fi, Action 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
 171K
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, futuristic, offbeat, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, car chase, violence spree, apocalypse, chase, chases and races, danger, chaos, motorcycle, crimes, deadly, 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, atmospheric, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, rescue, sandstorm, camel, arena, apocalypse, dwarf, giant, children, nuclear holocaust, cult, uninhibited rivalry ...
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, survival, apocalypse, dark hero, desert, danger, dark future, post apocalyptic, chases and races, insanity, female warrior ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.9
 259K
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, future dystopia, post apocalyptic, danger, christianity, tough heroes, brutality, heroes, book ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, cross country, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 6.2
 161K
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, epic, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, adventure, post apocalyptic, survival, chaos, rescue, ocean or sea, mutant, tattoo, water, global warming, heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 62K
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, epic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, drifter, postman, leadership, future dystopia, post war, adventure, rescue, army, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: future, 2040s, 21st century, 2010s
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, rough, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, prison, kidnapping, taxi, anti hero, hostage, race against time, rescue, cyberpunk, cult, taxi driver, presumed dead ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 26K
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, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, martial arts, violence, one man army, future dystopia, plague, chaos, chase, good versus evil, anarchy, urban, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new york, atlanta georgia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 3.6
 356
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: bleak, serious, offbeat, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: biker, renegade, female warrior, desert, apocalypse, adventure, danger, escapades, heroes, chaos, gang, survival ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.0
 895
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: rough, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post nuclear, truck, gory, bounty hunter, lone wolves, one man army, adventure, chase, manhunt, on the run, save the day, survival ...
Time: future
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, gang, lone wolves, water shortage, vengeance, rescue, vigilantism, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 39K
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: bleak, atmospheric, tense, serious, stylized ...
Plot: desert, car chase, money, small town, rifle, dog, midget, theft, car accident, motel, hostage, apocalypse ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, bleak, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, man versus machine, killer robot, artificial intelligence, save the world, army, wartime, cyberpunk, resistance, fate of humanity, vestiges of humanity, dystopic future ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 140K
Riddick (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: 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, futuristic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, one man army, space and aliens, tough heroes, mysterious planet, bounty hunter, lone wolves, deadly creature, outer space, adventure, danger, chase ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: futuristic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, gory, life is a bitch, danger, adventure, escapades, society, chaos, clergy, gays and lesbians, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.2
 480
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, bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, water, survival, strong sexual content, future dystopia, exploitation, danger, escapades, heroes, chaos, uninhibited rivalry, apocalypse ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.5
 99K
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, judge, good versus evil, superhero, law enforcement, uncover truth, police, justice, apocalypse, dystopic future, brother ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: epic, rough, serious, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, space and aliens, outer space, bounty hunter, on the run, suicide, future dystopia, distant planet, heroic mission, prison, survival, battles ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
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, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, future dystopia, rebellion, danger, female protagonist, adventure, heroes, revolution, society, social decay, game, escapades ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.2
 87K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, obsessive quest, danger, adventure, mysterious character, survival, end of the world, teenage life, youth, alien, genocide ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, bangkok thailand, ohio, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 25K
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, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, escape, prison life, strangulation, strong sexual content, married couple, confined, heroes, anti heroes, rescue, captivity, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: rough, serious, futuristic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, kidnapping, bad guy, apocalypse, gory, crimes, post nuclear, danger, anti heroes, master warrior, journalism, leadership ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 126K
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: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, tough heroes, danger, chases and races, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry, against the odds, prison, resistance, massacre ...
Time: future, near future, twentieth century, 20th century, 2010s ...
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 533K
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, epic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, zombie, save the world, deadly virus, infected, zombie apocalypse, heroic mission, plague, chaos, un, survival, scientist ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: south korea, jerusalem, new jersey, philadelphia, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.9
 409
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: bleak, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, modern western, bounty hunter, soldier, good versus evil, anti heroes, sport, lone wolves, one man army, survival, vengeance, apocalypse ...
Time: future, near future, 2010s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.1
 553
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: bleak, serious, futuristic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, danger, escapades, life is a bitch, chaos, future dystopia, missing person, chases and races, heroes, society, post apocalypse ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Cyborg 3: The Recycler (1994)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Prepare yourself for the all too deadly future. Cash, the heroine of Cyborg 2, is living safe in the free zone. But not for long. Biomechanical problems are taking down her systems and a visit to a doctor in Silica confirms her worst fears. She is ...
Style: serious, exciting, futuristic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battle, community, chase, pregnancy, prostitute, good versus evil, a.i., motorcycle gang, androids and robots, master villain, one man army, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Blood of Heroes (1989)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in a futuristic world where the only sport that has survived in a wasted society is the brutal game known as jugging. Sallow, the leader of a rag-tag team, has played in the main Leagues before, but was cast out because of indiscretions with a ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, desert, blood, martial arts, revenge, contests and competitions, survival, chaos and mayhem, sport, future dystopia, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 67K
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, serious, stylized, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, rescue, chase, infected, quarantine, sword fight, survival, future dystopia, cannibalism, danger, gory, heroes ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, britain ...
⇓ 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: futuristic, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, gang, plague, pregnancy, danger, zombie, post nuclear, escapades, chaos, gangsters, survival, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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