Movies like Shelter 2008

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Shelter (2008)
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Shelter (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: With a catastrophic event rapidly approaching, 18 people vie for 10 spots in the small town's only bomb shelter.
Style: serious, futuristic, suspenseful, epic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, chaos, small town, family relations, hopes, danger, society, escapades, deadly, clergy, fight, bomb shelter, redemption, heroes, catastrophe, radiation, wealth, disaster film, small town life, unfulfillment, social relations, love, teenager, end of the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to Shelter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and bleak films with plots about society, danger, small town, redemption, hopes, small town life and apocalypse mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Shelter: Testament (1983), Midnight Clear (2006), The Apocalypse (2000), The Ark (2015), Waterborne (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Testament (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nuclear war in the United States is portrayed in a realistic and believable manner. The story is told through the eyes of a woman who is struggling to take care of her family. The entire movie takes place in a small suburban town outside San ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, emotional, serious ...
Plot: small town, survival, catastrophe, radiation, nuclear holocaust, future dystopia, danger, life is a bitch, chaos, demolished city, parents and children, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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Midnight Clear (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve in the Arizona desert, a middle-aged man (Stephen Baldwin) and an old woman (K Callan) contemplate suicide. But through chance run-ins with strangers and perhaps some divine intervention, they cross paths and change each ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious, humorous ...
Plot: church, christmas, life is a bitch, redemption, unemployment, family relations, love and romance, hopes, society, clergy, small town, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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60%
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The Apocalypse (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It is 90 AD, and the Roman Empire is being run by the Emperor Domitian, who has declared himself to be God and ruler over heaven and earth. The Christians, who do not recognize his divinity, are a thorn in his side and he is having them cruelly ...
Style: serious, sincere, futuristic, epic, christian film
Plot: apostle, apocalypse, christianity, bible, heroic mission, danger, hopes, society, religions or cults, historical figure, redemption, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1st century, 90s
Place: rome italy
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59%
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The Ark (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Noah, a farmer and family man, is instructed by an angel to build an ark in the middle of a desert in order to save both his family and the faithful from a devastating flood. A seemingly impossible task, especially when his sons refuse to believe ...
Style: captivating, serious, biblical, suspense, epic ...
Plot: noah's ark, obsession, apocalypse, hopes, redemption, religions or cults, society, chaos, parents and children, old testament, end of the world, religion ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Waterborne (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Heera Bhatti, an American-Sikh, runs a corner store in Los Angeles with the help of her son, Vikram, and Gulu. She does not approve of Vikram's Caucasian girlfriend, Lillian, and would prefer that Vikram marry a Punjabi girl, but Vikram has ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: survival, terrorism, contamination, plague, bio weapon, danger, deadly, racism, violence, thirst, husband wife relationship, anti heroes ...
Time: future
Place: usa, los angeles
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54%
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The Day After (1983)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The film portrays a fictional nuclear war between NATO forces and the Warsaw Pact that rapidly escalates into a full scale exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union, focusing on the residents of Lawrence, Kansas, and Kansas City, ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, thought provoking, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: cold war, radiation, apocalypse, catastrophe, nuclear war, nuclear holocaust, survival, small town, nuclear explosion, war, anti war, hiding place ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: kansas, usa, missouri, soviet union, new jersey
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50%
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Ring the Bell (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When high-powered sports agent Rob Decker arrives looking for his next major league prospect, he finds more than he bargained for at the Cooke Boys Ranch. As he works to secure Shawn Hart, the top high school baseball prospect in the country, he ...
Style: realistic, serious, christian film
Plot: small town, introspection, redemption, social relations, disorder, society, hopes, misfit, scout, americana, small town life, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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47%
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 ⇓
46%
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Mrs. Worthington's Party (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Father Jonathan Keene - a cold, impatient Catholic priest arrives in a tiny fishing village the week before Christmas to do what he does best: shut down a dying parish...
Style: feel good, realistic, touching, contemplative, serious
Plot: redemption, priest, christmas, introspection, society, self discovery, clergy, hopes, small town life, church, cause and meaning, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Supervolcano (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Yellowstone is a park, but it's also the deadliest volcano on Earth. Beneath it, a sleeping 'dragon' is stirring. When an earthquake opens a crack for magma to seep through, other warning signs of an eruption start popping up, but ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, disaster movie
Plot: natural disaster, catastrophe, apocalypse, survival, disaster film, forces of nature, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, heroes, race against time, danger, optimism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Genius Club (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Seven geniuses, with IQs over 200, are plucked from their lives on Christmas Eve to try to solve the world's problems in one night
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, futuristic ...
Plot: save the day, psychopath, prodigy, danger, mastermind, redemption, undercover, deadly, society, race against time, special agents, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Before the Fall (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A meteorite will destroy the world in three days. For Ale (Victor Clavijo), that means 72 hours of alone time, getting as drunk as possible. But when a mysterious drifter (Eduard Fernández) appears, the self-serving Ale faces a more immediate ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, danger, chaos, vengeance, deadly, save the world, rivalry, heroes, crimes, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
What Would Jesus Do? (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The citizens of a small town lose their faith day by day. Poverty and hardships have been hard on them... when all of a sudden something changes. Their faith is reborn. And a question rises inside them: "What would Jesus do?"
Style: christian film, realistic, serious
Plot: small town, human spirit, introspection, clergy, hopes, society, religions or cults, social relations, small town life, delusion, musician, election ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Farewell to Harry (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A down-and-out writer, Nick Sennet, runs into Harry, a man that, legend has it, died long ago. Together they attempt to revitalize a defunct factory as well as their lives.
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: redemption, friendship, small town, factory, human spirit, starting over, hopes, family relations, human nature, lifestyle, society, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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War Book (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a contemporary Commons briefing room, a government minister and several aids enact the ‘war book’ exercise: a protocol written in the 1950s which is periodically played out to test post-nuclear scenarios. Low-budget but high-concept, War Book ...
Style: serious, tense, bleak, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: apocalypse, politics, danger, chaos, state affairs, international crisis, control room, terrorism, international relations, end of the world, nuclear explosion, government official ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, india, london, pakistan, mumbai india
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40%
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Ballast (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A single mother and her embattled son struggle to subsist in a small Mississippi Delta township. An act of violence thrusts them into the world of an emotionally devastated highway store owner, awakening the fury of a bitter and longstanding ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: single parent, small town, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, danger, juvenile delinquent, robbery, suicide, death, lawyer, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mississippi, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Last Light (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Seven strangers find themselves trapped inside an abandoned hospital after an unexplainable apocalyptic event. In addition to being haunted by what they've lost, the strangers must also fight off mysterious creatures that hunt them down one by ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: survival, apocalypse, danger, hospital, deadly, monster, creature, violence, rivalry, abandoned building, standoff, showdown ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Remaining (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a group of close-knit friends assemble for the marriage of Skylar and Dan, they have no idea they will witness The Rapture and face a series of catastrophic events turning the celebration into a life-or-death struggle.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, christian film, disaster movie
Plot: apocalypse, chaos, end of the world, forces of nature, wedding, supernatural, hopes, survival, danger, escapades, loss of faith, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 4.0
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Contagion (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 21st Century, terrorists have developed a new way to strike: disease. Not only have they created a deadly Level Four Ebola virus, their first victim is the President of the United States. The virus is particularly contagious and is spreading. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, save the day, terrorism, race against time, state affairs, bio weapon, deadly, danger, plague, undercover, chaos, quarantine ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, parents and children, sexual abuse, small town, teenage life, youth, society, teenage girl, pastor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Sacrifice (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Alexander, a journalist, philosopher and retired actor, celebrates a birthday with friends and family when it is announced that nuclear war has begun.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, contemplative, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: hopes, apocalypse, society, save the world, human nature, redemption, catastrophe, unfulfillment, hysteria, worldwide chaos, sacrifice, insanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: sweden, europe, russia
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36%
Time of the Wolf (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, catastrophe, countryside, survival, chaos, danger, human nature, social differences, life is a bitch, hopes, society, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Innocent Saturday (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany, Ukraine
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of friends and bandmates look to escape from the Chernobyl disaster.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: catastrophe, friendship, danger, race against time, nuclear threat, survival, small town, escape, radiation, nuclear reactor, chases and races, music band ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, chernobyl
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 5.5
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America Brown (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama that centers on a young quarterback from West Texas, a priest in New York, and the two women in their lives.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, starting over, prodigy, haunted by the past, society, on the run, ambition, redemption, fall in love, rivalry, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Touch of Fate (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One night in a small town in North Carolina, fate brings together three lives: an entertainment lawyer returning home to his dying mother after years in escape of his past, a woman trying to reclaim her supposed love, and a boy with a penchant for ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: hopes, destiny, friendship, family relations, redemption, starting over, love and romance, romance, human nature, parents and children, small town, chance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Grace Card (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Everything can change in an instant ... and take a lifetime to unravel. When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, the ensuing 17 years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family and leaves him angry with God ... and just about ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: hopes, racism, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, partners, family problems, haunted by the past, society, clergy, partners against crime, reluctant partners, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Two Harbors (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Drama - Vic's days are filled with selling sci-fi collectibles, harassing his fellow antique dealers, and trying to communicate with extraterrestrials. - Charles Brin, Alex Cole, Paul Cram
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, offbeat
Plot: obsession, small town, alien encounter, danger, tragedy, death, antique dealer, small town life, puppets, lost love, puppet
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Older Than America (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The truth of the past come to light in a series of haunting visions in this drama. The strange visions grow more vivid with each passing day, a young woman of Native American heritage begins piecing together a Catholic priests diabolical plot to ...
Style: tense, bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: against humanity, dishonesty, life is a bitch, clergy, deadly, genocide, family relations, haunted by the past, priest, racism, parents and children, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Home Before Dark (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: It's 1963 in rural Massachusetts, and Nora James has the usual worries of an eleven year-old girl:lipstick, first crushes, staying out of trouble at school...not easy when your teacher is the elderly Sister Concilia. And even harder when your ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: family relations, assassination, hopes, single parent, parents and children, murder, dysfunctional family, nanny, contests and competitions, deadly, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Back to School Mom (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mary Thomas, a free-spirited musician, has spent the past two decades traveling the world, but at age 41 she decides to go back to college and finish her degree so that, for once, she can finally finish something she started. Back at her old ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: college, family relations, redemption, social relations, college life, homecoming, life is a bitch, starting over, small town, bittersweet, mother son relationship, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%