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Dead Man's Letters (1986)
 7.6
 3K
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, soviet, distopia, christmas, apocalypse, scientist, death, nuclear war, snow, hospital, church, bunker, orphan, old man, accident, tragedy, catacomb, dying, mute, father son relationship, coworker, museum, letter, medicine ...

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Most similar movies to Dead Man's Letters

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, bleak, serious and psychotronic films with plots about post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, distopia, danger, end of the world and violence mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Thriller 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), 20 Years After (2008). 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: post apocalypse, messiah, destiny, surrealism, hopes, religion, symbolism, post punk, underwater scene, underwater, sea, waste ...
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 7.1
 15K
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: cold war, apocalypse, nuclear war, radiation, catastrophe, nuclear holocaust, survival, demolished city, hysteria, nuclear threat, chaos, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: kansas, usa, ussr, nebraska, missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 120K
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: philosophical, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy, art house ...
Plot: stalker, surrealism, scientist, russian, wish come true, post apocalypse, desire, future dystopia, human nature, society, escapades, heaven and hell ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, feminist, fish, killing an animal, dead animal, surrealism, end of the world, snake, apocalypse, old man, old woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: serious, futuristic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: post apocalypse, life is a bitch, survival, pregnancy, future dystopia, chaos, danger, society, escapades, babies and infants, apocalypse, distopia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Edge of Extinction (2020)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: 15 years after a global apocalypse, mankind is on the verge of extinction. Civilisation no longer exists, food is scarce and most eke out a living by stealing and killing. One boy clings onto life in the desolate British countryside, where staying ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, psychological, tense, suspenseful
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, survivor, pandemic, end of the world, cannibal, characters in danger, survival, violence, society, survival horror, death ...
Time: future
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 722
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: serious, exciting, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, train, apocalypse, isolation, escape, cooking and food, chaos, fascism, palaces castles and temples, nuclear holocaust, tunnel ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, cult film, allegory
Plot: nuclear war, distopia, radiation, insanity, religion, sole survivor, military, hearing voices, apocalypse, jealousy, imaginary friend, best friend ...
Time: future, post world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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2307: Winter's Dream (2016)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 2307, a future soldier is sent on a mission to hunt down the leader of the humanoid rebellion.
Plot: post apocalypse, near death experience, avalanche, humanoid, reluctant hero, bridge
Time: future, 24th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, atmospheric, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, catastrophe, chaos, nuclear holocaust, demolished city, family life, forces of nature, chaos and mayhem, distopia, supernatural, escapades, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
I Think We're Alone Now (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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: twists and turns, psychological, surprise ending, bleak, dark ...
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, small town, initially antagonists, male female friendship, haunted by the past, ghost town, loneliness, alone in the world, tough heroes, male protagonist, burying a dead body ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: forest, end of the world, survival, very little dialogue, extinction, loneliness, winter, post apocalypse, abandoned building, alone, voice recording, videotaping ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.4
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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: suspense, twist ending, tense, bad ending, brutal
Plot: post apocalypse, virus, apocalypse, survivor, mutant, monster, suicide, danger, humanity, survival, human nature, end of the world ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, post apocalyptic, zombie, end of the world, epidemic, father daughter relationship, survival, parenthood, wilderness, chase, betrayal ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.0
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Linko (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
Story: In a near future, after a global war has destroyed civilization, pirate gangs attack and loot surviving people.
Style: tense, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: pirate, post apocalypse, father son relationship, survival, danger, drugs, computer animation, airplane, swashbuckler, drug, child abuse, teenager ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
O-Bi, O-Ba - The End of Civilization (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Poland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Set in an underground dungeon inhabited by bundled, ragged human beings, after the nuclear holocaust. The story follows the wanderings of a hero through the situations of survival. People wait for the Ark to arrive and rescue them while their ...
Style: ambiguous ending, psychotronic
Plot: hopes, post apocalypse, paranoia, bribery, delusional woman, bribe, urination, obscene gesture, sitting on a toilet, corpse, survival, castle ...
Place: central europe
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Who Is Julia? (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A strikingly beautiful and wealthy woman is hit by a truck and is all smashed up and nearly killed. At nearly the same time, a very plain looking lower middle class woman simply faints and suffers brain death. The beautiful womans brain is fine, so, ...
Plot: brain transplant, mechanic, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, doctor, hospital, death of wife, model, healing, surgery, medicine, death ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Iceland, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the wake of a nuclear war, a young woman survives on her own, fearing she may actually be the proverbial last woman on earth, until she discovers the most astonishing sight of her life: another human being. A distraught scientist, he’s nearly ...
Style: tense, bleak, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: nuclear war, post apocalypse, radiation, apocalypse, love triangle, survivor, farm, survival, jealousy, human nature, chaos, religion ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Strange New World (1975)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the near future, a group of scientists living in a space ship wake up from a hibernation state and come back to an apocalyptic Earth.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: suspended animation, post apocalypse, scientist, cloning, immortality, astronaut, bio dome, biosphere, failed pilot
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47%
Run Like Hell (1995)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In the year of 2008, war and sickness have overtaken the planet. The deranged government declares single women a threat to the human race. Singles women are imprisoned. The corrupt warden is determined to keep the prisoners locked up.
Plot: post apocalypse, female prisoner, women in prison, rape, sexual favor, warden, prison fight, voyeur, ninja, multiple murder, distopia, prison escape ...
Time: future
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46%
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Survival Zone (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a post-nuclear world, a happy family of ranchers is beseiged by a roving band of ne'er do well marauders who want to eat the men and mate with the women. Having already killed and eaten an entire mission full of nuns, the family has no ...
Plot: biker, gang, monastery, violence, motorcycle gang, post apocalypse, decapitation, post nuclear, siege, cannibal, sexploitation, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: future, post world war two, distant future
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Light of My Life (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Parent and child journey through the outskirts of society a decade after a pandemic has wiped out half the world's population. As a father struggles to protect his child, their bond—and the character of humanity—is tested.
Style: bleak, ambiguous ending, touching, suspenseful, melancholic
Plot: father daughter relationship, virus, post apocalypse, forest, fight, child in peril, hiding, girl, fantasy world, survival, journey, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: bleak, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: survival, apocalypse, family in danger, chaos, family relations, contamination, virus, distopia, farm, danger, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: england, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Survivalist (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a time of starvation, a survivalist lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in forest. When two women seeking food and shelter discover his farm, he finds his existence threatened.
Style: intense, harsh, tense, atmospheric, futuristic ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, starvation, isolation, post apocalyptic, violence, desperation, maggot, mother daughter relationship, visceral, very little dialogue, knife ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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 ⇓
45%
Nine Meals from Chaos (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eight years after a cataclysm and disease ravaged the human race -leaving just one in every ten surviving-, all social structures have crumbled like sand castles. Too still live for anything to have been reconstructed. All remaining animals have ...
Style: apocalyptic, suspenseful, serious, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: tense, serious, suspense, exciting, gloomy ...
Plot: save the world, apocalypse, survival, heroic mission, atomic bomb, race against time, navy, nuclear, chaos, danger, adventure, ocean or sea ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Treachery and Greed on the Planet of the Apes (1980)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A television movie made from two segments of the TV Series Planet of the Apes (1974), Planet of the Apes: The Horse Race (1974) and Planet of the Apes: The Tyrant (1974).
Plot: post apocalypse, horse race, astronaut, ape man, ape, monkey, human
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: ice age, future dystopia, isolation, danger, rivalry, life is a bitch, society, chaos, apocalypse, survival, obsession, glacier ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.7
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IO (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As a young scientist searches for a way to save a dying Earth, she finds a connection with a man who's racing to catch the last shuttle off the planet.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, exciting, thought provoking, suspense
Plot: survival, distant planet, extinction, exodus, post apocalypse, save the world, colonization, escape, scientist, destruction, science, fate of humanity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%