Movies like The Postman

If you like "The Postman" you are looking for futuristic, exciting and serious movies about / with apocalypse, dystopic future, post apocalypse, future dystopia, vestiges of humanity, adventure and drifter themes of Action, Adventure and Drama genre shot in USA.
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The Postman (1997)
 6.1
 70K
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 yet undiscovered: the power to inspire hope.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, bleak, epic, cult film, motivational, allegory, awful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, dystopic future, post apocalypse, future dystopia, vestiges of humanity, adventure, drifter, postman, leadership, life is a bitch, danger, post war, brutality, justice, heroes, fight, future war, fictional war, lone hero, environment, global warming, humanity, civil war, on the run, american dream ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century, year 2013, 2040s
Place: usa, oregon

Most similar movies to The Postman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, futuristic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about apocalypse, future dystopia, post apocalypse, danger, escapades, survival and chase mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Postman: Waterworld (1995), The Road (2009), The Book of Eli (2010), The Time Machine (2002), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
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Waterworld (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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: exciting, futuristic, serious, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, post apocalypse, adventure, ocean, future dystopia, dystopic future, post apocalyptic, rescue, sailing, water, ocean or sea ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.2
 227K
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, harsh, rough, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, post apocalyptic, father son relationship, starvation, vestiges of humanity, on the road, cannibalism, catastrophe, future dystopia, journey ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 299K
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, biblical, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, post apocalypse, lone hero, future dystopia, warrior, post apocalyptic, dystopic future, chaos, danger, lone wolves, tough heroes ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Time Machine (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.
Style: stylized, exciting, atmospheric, futuristic, serious ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, utopia, obsessive quest, changing the past or future, adventure, dystopic future, steampunk, imaginary, haunted by the past, loneliness, survival ...
Time: future, near future, distant future, 19th century, 2030s ...
Place: new york, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, bleak, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, desert, nuclear holocaust, exile, dwarf, heroes, rescue, tribe, dictator, arena, good versus evil, ex-cop ...
Time: future
Place: australia, south australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
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, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, chase, future dystopia, survival, post apocalyptic, apocalypse, distopia, dark hero, danger, anti hero, car chase, car ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 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 ...
Style: cult film, bleak, stylized, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, good versus evil, truck, survivor, gang, chases and races, survival, boomerang, anti hero, anti heroes, chase ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: australia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 4K
Jeremiah (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Jeremiah is an American television series starring Luke Perry and Malcolm-Jamal Warner that ran on the Showtime network from 2002 to 2004. The series takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where most of the adult population has been wiped out by a ...
Style: atmospheric, futuristic, exciting, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, plague, survival, post apocalypse, chaos, chaos and mayhem, vestiges of humanity, worldwide chaos, survivor, prophecy, refugee, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: exciting, rough, stylized, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, lone hero, space and aliens, outer space, distant planet, adventure, bounty hunter, future dystopia, on the run, heroes, one against many, survival ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 5K
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, suspenseful, stylized, serious, whimsical ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: desert, post apocalypse, martial arts, heroes, survival, adventure, vengeance, lone wolves, vigilantism, destiny, heroic mission, friendship ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 333K
Snowpiercer (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea, Czech Republic
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, futuristic, allegory, rough ...
Plot: future dystopia, revolution, rebellion, post apocalypse, survival, social differences, train, resistance, society, snow, distopia, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s, 2030s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 701K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, zombie, post apocalypse, apocalypse, loneliness, plague, future dystopia, experiment, isolation, heroes, deadly creature, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 53K
Soldier (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sergeant Todd is a veteran soldier for an elite group of the armed forces. After being defeated by a new breed of genetically engineered soldiers, he is dumped on a waste planet and left for dead. He soon interacts with a group of crash survivors ...
Style: futuristic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, genetic engineering, space travel, alien planet, future war, fight, one man army, rescue, heroes, presumed dead, battles ...
Time: future, year 1996
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 125K
Aeon Flux (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Brazil, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 400 years into the future, disease has wiped out the majority of the world's population, except one walled city, Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists. When ├ćon Flux, the top operative in the underground 'Monican' rebellion, is ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: strong female character, female protagonist, female killer, future dystopia, strong female lead, secret movement, martial arts, rebelliousness, rebellion, cyberpunk, mysterious character, one against many ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 195K
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: cult film, suspenseful, stylized, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, chase, post apocalypse, dystopic future, vengeance, chaos, future dystopia, car chase, violence spree, heroes, chases and races, danger ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 315K
Equilibrium (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.
Style: futuristic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, rebellion, society, lone hero, fighting the system, resistance, dystopic future, utopia, gunfight, totalitarianism, dictatorship ...
Time: future, 2000s, 80s
Place: china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 81K
Revolution (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Revolution focuses on the struggle to survive 15 years after a global blackout.
Style: exciting, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, survival, adventure, fate of humanity, society, chaos, escapades, worldwide chaos, post apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, nanotechnology ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 5.1
 30K
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, bleak, rough, suspenseful, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, cyborgs, post apocalypse, future dystopia, martial arts, chase, chaos, one man army, plague, heroes, chases and races, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019, 80s
Place: new york, usa, georgia, south carolina, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.1
 19K
No Escape (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the year 2022, a ruthless prison warden has created the ultimate solution for his most troublesome and violent inmates: Absolom, a secret jungle island where prisoners are abandoned and left to die. But Marine Captain John Robbins, convicted of ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, survival, prison, jungle, prison guard, escape, chase, prisoner, adventure, confined, prison life, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Fifth Element (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, cerebral, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, future dystopia, alien, space and aliens, save the world, good versus evil, heroic mission, end of the world, adventure, love, dystopic future, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 1910s, 90s, 1990s
Place: egypt, new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
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The Challenge (2005)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, captivating, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, survival, tough heroes, rivalry, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, chaos, future dystopia, vigilantism, folk hero, danger, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza. In a dystopian 2021, Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is a data trafficker who has an implant that allows him to ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, hacker, computers and web, computer cracker, danger, heroic mission, race against time, cyberspace, virtual reality, technophobia, society ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 2020s, near future
Place: beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 4K
Solarbabies (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a future in which most water has disappeared from the Earth, we find a group of children, mostly teenagers, who are living at an orphanage, run by the despotic rulers of the new Earth. The group in question plays a hockey based game on roller ...
Style: futuristic, serious, stylized, captivating, tense
Plot: future dystopia, drought, orphan, teenager, survival, adventure, save the world, apocalypse, life is a bitch, danger, escapades, rescue ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Last Patrol (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a massive earthquake destroys Los Angeles, a new order is formed. But disagreement among the ranks leads to more war and disruption, and The Last Patrol must bring order if there's to be any hope for the future.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: earthquake, rescue, desert, survival, chaos and mayhem, danger, life is a bitch, rivalry, apocalypse, adventure, battle, battles ...
Time: future, near future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Battlestar Galactica (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet in a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth. This film is adapted from a television series that aired on ABC from ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space battle, space and aliens, androids and robots, apocalypse, survival, save the world, adventure, space travel, man versus machine, danger, military, against the odds ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Battlefield Earth (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the year 3000, man is no match for the Psychlos, a greedy, manipulative race of aliens on a quest for ultimate profit. Led by the powerful Terl, the Psychlos are stripping Earth clean of its natural resources, using the broken remnants of ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, post apocalypse, evil alien, survival, danger, heroic mission, save the world, good versus evil, mining, rivalry, heroes, society ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The fifth and final episode in the Planet of the Apes series. After the collapse of human civilization, a community of intelligent apes led by Caesar lives in harmony with a group of humans. Gorilla General Aldo tries to cause an ape civil war and a ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: post apocalypse, revolution, battles, ape, monkey, rebellion, radiation, survival, adventure, distopia, escapades, leadership ...
Time: future, 2000s, 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Astronaut Brent is sent to rescue Taylor but crash lands on the Planet of the Apes, just like Taylor did in the original film. Taylor has disappeared into the Forbidden Zone so Brent and Nova try to follow and find him. He discovers a cult of humans ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: astronaut, apocalypse, space and aliens, mutant, post apocalypse, distopia, nuclear holocaust, battles, rescue, science, survivor, ape ...
Time: future, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, chaos, pregnancy, future dystopia, apocalypse, babies and infants, distopia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
 112K
Judge Dredd (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, dystopic future, post apocalypse, good versus evil, apocalypse, cyberpunk, superhero, law enforcement, frame up, justice, judge, uncover truth ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%