Movies like Dead Man's Letters

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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, distopia, christmas, apocalypse, medicine, scientist, nuclear war, snow, death, bunker, hospital, church, tragedy, orphan, old man, accident, catacomb, father son relationship, museum, letter, mute, husband wife relationship, black market, post punk ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, bleak, serious and tense films with plots about post apocalypse, survival, distopia, apocalypse, danger, catastrophe and escapades 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: hopes, messiah, religion, post apocalypse, post punk, surrealism, symbolism, destiny, waste, mentally challenged, sea, down syndrome ...
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100%
 7.0
 16K
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, thought provoking, serious, suspense, harsh ...
Plot: nuclear war, cold war, nuclear holocaust, apocalypse, radiation, disaster, world war three, catastrophe, hysteria, life is a bitch, survival, post apocalypse ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: kansas, usa, missouri, ussr, nebraska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 131K
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, human nature, future dystopia, wish come true, post apocalypse, desire, society, escapades, psychic ...
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, feminist, survival, fish, killing an animal, snake, apocalypse, end of the world, dead animal, surrealism, old man, female protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, life is a bitch, chaos, escapades, society, future dystopia, pregnancy, apocalypse, babies and infants, distopia, ventriloquist dummy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
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Testament (1983)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
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: nuclear war, small town, survival, disaster, nuclear holocaust, radiation, life is a bitch, future dystopia, parents and children, demolished city, chaos, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, near future, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 846
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: exciting, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, disaster, mountain, escape, fascism, cooking and food, chaos, nuclear holocaust, tunnel, mentally unstable, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: allegory, avant garde, cult film
Plot: nuclear war, distopia, surrealism, end of the world, politician, visual hallucination, destiny, radiation, betrayal, jealousy, religion, loneliness ...
Time: future, post world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Embers (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After a global neurological epidemic, those who remain search for meaning and connection in a world without memory. Five interwoven stories each explore a different facet of life without memory in a future that has no past.
Style: psychological, apocalyptic, disturbing, suspense, tense ...
Plot: memory loss, post apocalypse, future dystopia, memory lapse, distopia, fate of humanity, humanity, struggle for survival, vestiges of humanity, survival, apocalypse, memory ...
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 4.3
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After We Leave (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A sci-fi drama about a man struggling to find his wife, who he abandoned six years ago, before their visa to emmigrate to an off-world colony expires.
Style: philosophical, stylized, twists and turns, exciting, visually appealing ...
Plot: colony, dystopic future, post apocalypse, chase, survival, human existence, surrealism, husband wife relationship, survivor, apocalypse, space travel, distopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, catastrophe, survival, demolished city, nuclear holocaust, chaos, supernatural, escapades, life is a bitch, distopia, forces of nature, family life ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 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: tense, serious, suspense, exciting, gloomy ...
Plot: nuclear war, submarine, save the world, apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, heroic mission, survival, atomic bomb, race against time, post nuclear, nuclear, navy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, dark, suspenseful ...
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, male female friendship, small town, initially antagonists, haunted by the past, ghost town, tough heroes, alone in the world, loneliness, male protagonist, librarian ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, mutant, end of the world, apocalypse, virus, survivor, monster, suicide, survival, humanity, infected, loneliness ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
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Extinction (2015)
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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
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Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.3
 20
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, captivating, exciting, serious
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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
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Domain (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a deadly virus wipes out most of humanity, the survivors are forced to wait alone in self-sustaining bunkers while the viral threat runs its course. Able to communicate through a networked video interface, the survivors wait for years and ...
Style: apocalyptic, enigmatic, suspense, captivating, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Z for Zachariah (2015)
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 ...
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41%
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Stake Land (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: bleak, scary, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, vampire, vampire hunter, survival, infected, on the road, society, hunt down, religious fanaticism, violence, depression, vengeance ...
Time: future
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.1
 189
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: siege, monastery, post nuclear, post apocalypse, motorcycle gang, decapitation, gang, biker, distopia, sexploitation, cannibal, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: future, post world war two, distant future
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: tense, captivating, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: contamination, family in danger, apocalypse, family relations, chaos, survival, farm, distopia, virus, plague, future dystopia, human nature ...
Time: future
Place: england, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, sword fight, sexual favor, women in prison, rape, prison fight, ninja, voyeur, warden, distopia, gunfight ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, snake, immortality, biosphere, cloning, scientist, astronaut, failed pilot, bio dome
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, serious, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: ice age, climate change, isolation, future dystopia, rivalry, apocalypse, obsession, society, life is a bitch, survival, chaos, vengeance ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: harsh, tense, atmospheric, futuristic, disturbing ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, starvation, isolation, violence, desperation, mother daughter relationship, visceral, very little dialogue, depression, destiny, imagination ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.1
 12K
Air (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the near future, breathable air is nonexistent. Virtually all of humanity has disappeared, and those chosen to reestablish society reside in a controlled state of suspended animation. Two engineers tasked with guarding the last hope for mankind ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, suspense, ambiguous ending, dark ...
Plot: isolation, bunker, freezing, survival, distopia, apocalypse, humanity, contamination, science, laboratory, save the world, alternate reality ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: ambiguous ending, bleak, captivating, apocalyptic, tense ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, post apocalypse, virus, child in peril, forest, immunity, parents and children, fight, epidemic, hiding, girl, journey ...
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