Movies like Dead Man's Letters

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Dead Man's Letters (1986)
 7.6
 2K
Dead Man's Letters (1986)
Original name: Письма мертвого человека
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a world after the nuclear apocalypse a scholar helps a small group of children and adults survive, staying with them in the basement of the former museum of history. In his mind he writes letters to his son — though it is obvious that they will never be read.
Plot: post apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, christmas, apocalypse, scientist, death, nuclear war, snow, church, bunker, orphan, old man, accident, tragedy, dying, mute, museum, letter, explosion, black market, mass destruction, soviet, medicine, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, bleak, suspenseful and futuristic films with plots about post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, danger, escapades, death and loneliness mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Mystery genres. Some movies like Dead Man's Letters: Visitor of a Museum (1989), The Day After (1983), Stalker (1979), Late August at the Hotel Ozone (1967), The Noah (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Visitor of a Museum (1989)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union, West Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: It is the future, the world is in ruins and a large portion of the population consists of deformed mutants living in reservations. In this world a man decides to spend his vacation visiting the ruins of a museum that is now buried under the sea.
Plot: down syndrome, museum, surrealism, messiah, underwater, sea, symbolism, religion, destiny, post apocalypse
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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, suspenseful, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: apocalypse, cold war, radiation, survival, nuclear holocaust, small town, nuclear war, war, society, starvation, anti war, atrocity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: kansas, usa, missouri, soviet union, new jersey
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100%
 8.2
 100K
Stalker (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, art house, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: stalker, scientist, wish come true, russian, cause and meaning, surrealism, future dystopia, human nature, post apocalypse, society, escapades, heaven and hell ...
Place: russia
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45%
Late August at the Hotel Ozone (1967)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A troupe of young women on post-apocalyptic earth are lead around by a mistress born before the war, eventually stumbling into the company of a lonely old man.
Plot: survival, feminist, post apocalyptic, animal abuse, cow, gramophone, snake, surrealism, post apocalypse, old man, dead animal, killing an animal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Place Where the Last Man Died (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Croatia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Cain is a military scientist, bitterly disappointed in human race. His conclusion is that the mankind failed to create a world worth living in. Only a small minority of privileged people live in prosperity, while the rest are spending their lives in ...
Plot: on the road, contamination, hospital, survival, flashback, death, violence, killer, abandoned ship, judaism, post apocalypse, gas mask ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
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The Noah (1975)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Noah, the sole remaining survivor on our planet after a nuclear holocaust, finds himself unable to to accept his unique predicament. To cope with his loneliness, he creates an imaginary companion, then a companion for his companion and finally an ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: nuclear war, hallucination, rain, politics, betrayal, politician, nuclear holocaust, surrealism, hearing voices, radio broadcast, teacher, world war two ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 550
Malevil (1981)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In southern France, in a quite little town, the mayor, who also owns a castle with some cattle, is in the wine cellar with some other people: the pharmacist, the veterinary, and some of his employees. As they are drinking wine, they hear a terrible ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, danger, train, palaces castles and temples, cooking and food, escapades, heroes, confined, apocalypse, tunnel, chaos, fascism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Where Have All the People Gone (1974)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A strange series of solar flares proves fatal for inhabitants of the Earth, except for the fortunate few who are somehow immune from the effects. Animals go insane and human beings turn to white powder, leaving behind only empty clothing. A handful ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, chaos, supernatural, chases and races, escapades, forces of nature, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem, nuclear holocaust, family life, demolished city, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 6.9
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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: disturbing, bleak, emotional, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: small town, survival, nuclear holocaust, radiation, nuclear war, future dystopia, life is a bitch, danger, demolished city, chaos, parents and children, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 4K
On the Beach (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The world has finally managed to blow itself up and only Australia has been spared from nuclear destruction and a gigantic wave of radiation is floating in on the breezes. One American sub located in the Pacific has survived and is met with disdain ...
Style: serious, gloomy, tense
Plot: apocalypse, worldwide chaos, ocean or sea, future dystopia, heroic mission, escapades, chases and races, adventure, heroes, chaos, survival, radiation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 210K
The Road (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the ...
Style: bleak, rough, harsh, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalyptic, survival, starvation, post apocalypse, father son relationship, dying, cannibalism, single parent, chaos, journey, suicide ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.4
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The Spring (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man and his son stumble onto a modern-day fountain of youth while camping in the woods.
Plot: fountain of youth, small town, police, spring, eternal youth, outsider, hospital, single father, doctor, secret, father son relationship, accident
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, society, survival, pregnancy, chaos, escapades, danger, babies and infants, life is a bitch, future dystopia, mother daughter relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
No Blade of Grass (1970)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A strange new virus has appeared, which only attacks strains of grasses such as wheat and rice, and the world is descending into famine and chaos. Architect John, along with his family and friends, is making his way from London to his brother's ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Plot: chaos, survival, apocalypse, family in danger, virus, farm, vestiges of humanity, family relations, life is a bitch, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Quiet Earth (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a top-secret experiment misfires, a scientist may be the only man left alive in the world.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, mind bending, serious, clever ...
Plot: apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, end of the world, explosion, experiment, laboratory, alone, danger, disorder, escapades, mystery, chaos ...
Time: future
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
I Think We're Alone Now (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After the human race has been wiped out, Del lives in an empty town, content in his solitude and the utopia he has methodically created for himself, until he meets young Grace, who wants to stay with him.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, bleak, dark ...
Plot: post apocalypse, small town, male female friendship, haunted by the past, apocalypse, ghost town, tough heroes, alone in the world, loneliness, initially antagonists, burying a dead body, male protagonist ...
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The Man from Ruin (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After a series of unexpected UFO crash landings on the planet Earth, a large portion of life slowly and mysteriously went extinct. We follow a man that struggles for survival, as he gathers items needed for the impending winter. Outside of personal ...
Style: philosophical
Plot: survival, end of the world, voice recording, extinction, abandoned building, alone, loneliness, winter, post apocalypse, beer
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Solaris (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out ...
Style: atmospheric, art house, psychological, enigmatic, intellectual ...
Plot: space station, outer space, scientist, space travel, russian, investigation, dreams, back from the dead, psychologist, astronaut, science, mysterious planet ...
Time: future
Place: russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Possibility of an Island (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: La Possibilité d'une île is a 2008 film directed by Michel Houellebecq, loosely based on his 2005 novel The Possibility of an Island.
Plot: humanity, neurology, existentialism, afterlife, post apocalypse, dog, religion, guru, dna, sect, meaning of life, drinking water ...
Time: 2000s
Place: belgium
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28%
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Hostile (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Juliette, a lone survivor of an apocalyptic era, fights to survive against hunger, thirst, a broken leg and strange disturbing creatures that only comes out at nighttime.
Style: twist ending, bad ending, brutal, tense, suspense
Plot: post apocalypse, mutant, monster, suicide, survival, danger, humanity, human nature, infected, virus, apocalypse, transformation ...
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27%
The Ugly Swans (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia, France, Switzerland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the near future, writer Victor Banev gets himself on a UN commission to investigate what's going on in the remote town of Tashlinsk, where reports tell of a virus-created race of brainiac mutants. Banev's tween daughter Ira is enrolled ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, bleak, scary ...
Plot: school, politics, boarding school life, supernatural, rescue, prodigy, boarding school, isolation, danger, siblings relations, science, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Transit  (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The German troops are just outside Paris. Georg escapes to Marseille at the last moment. His luggage contains the legacy of a writer named Weidel, who took his own life out of fear of persecution. This legacy comprises a manuscript, some letters and ...
Plot: identity, fake identity, letter, love interest, song, blood, doctor, stolen identity, train ride, amusement park, stowaway, refugee ...
Place: marseille, paris france
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27%
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K-PAX (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surprise ending, touching, serious ...
Plot: benign alien, mysterious character, patient, psychiatrist, research, odd, alien, insanity, mental institution, hypnosis, delusion, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, greenland, albuquerque new mexico ...
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26%
 5.0
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Bokeh (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Iceland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On a romantic getaway to Iceland, a young American couple wake up one morning to discover every person on Earth has disappeared. Their struggle to survive and to reconcile the mysterious event lead them to reconsider everything they know about ...
Plot: isolation, loneliness, adam and eve, god, doubt, christian, tragedy, skinny dipping, survival, suicide, sex scene, apocalypse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Family Upside Down (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An elderly married couple find that as their physical and mental health deteriorates, they find themselves dependent more and more upon their grown children.
Plot: father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, grandmother grandson relationship, deathbed, heart attack, hospital, grandfather grandson relationship, dying, picnic, death, old age, flower shop ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.6
 86
Sweetwater (1988)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Allan and Lisa flee the war-torn city of Sweetwater with their young son for the safety of the municipal dump in this sleepy war drama. They join other displaced survivors who were driven from their homes. After Lisa gives birth to another child and ...
Plot: exile, apocalypse, pregnancy, gang, killing an animal, erotica, sex, violence, post apocalypse
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Limb Salesman (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Gabriel Goode is The Limb Salesman-- a disgraced doctor who regenerates limbs on the black market. When Goode travels to the water mining regions of the north to heal the cherished daughter of a wealthy water miner, dark family secrets are revealed, ...
Plot: sunglasses, black market, candle, dental mask, suit and tie, self sacrifice, doctor patient relationship, snow, dreadlocks, surgical mask, medical mask, latex gloves ...
Time: future
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Human Animals (1983)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two men and one woman are the last people on Earth. They are reduced to savagery, mate with the woman, and they learn to survive on a deserted island.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: breasts, sex scene, dead animal, labia, bow and arrow, animal attack, male full rear nudity, fire, female nudity, bare breasts, murder, female full frontal nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 25K
Silent Running (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In a future Earth barren of all flora and fauna, the planet's ecosystems exist only in large pods attached to spacecraft. When word comes in that the pods are to be jettisoned into space and destroyed so that the spacecraft can be reused for ...
Style: captivating, serious, light, tragic ending, surprise ending ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, robot, environmentalism, greenhouse, biosphere, androids and robots, destiny, deadly, fighting the system, battles ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: British reporters suspect an international cover-up of a global disaster in progress... and they're right. Hysterical panic has engulfed the world after the United States and the Soviet Union simultaneously detonate nuclear devices and have ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, chaos, race against time, danger, global warming, nuclear holocaust, worldwide chaos, save the world, escapades, survival, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, future, 1950s
Place: england, london, russia, europe, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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