Movies like The Postman

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The Postman (1997)
 6.1
 74K
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, serious, exciting, suspenseful, motivational, inspirational, epic, sentimental, thought provoking, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, dystopic future, justice, postman, vestiges of humanity, future dystopia, adventure, drifter, post war, leadership, brutality, lone hero, global warming, life is a bitch, utopia, disaster, natural disaster, environment, humanity, chase, escape, leader, revolt, letter ...
Time: future, year 2013, 2010s, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, oregon

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Most similar movies to The Postman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, futuristic, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about post apocalypse, future dystopia, apocalypse, danger, escapades, life is a bitch and survival mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Postman: Waterworld (1995), The Book of Eli (2010), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 196K
Waterworld (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 177 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, entertaining, apocalyptic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, ocean, adventure, sailing, sea, dystopic future, distopia, rescue, water, future dystopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.8
 316K
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, serious, rough, heroic, biblical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, lone hero, dystopic future, future dystopia, chaos, religion, protector, warrior, lone wolves, tough heroes ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
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, road movie, suspense, surreal, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, desert, distopia, chase, future dystopia, car chase, car, dark hero, on the run, chaos ...
Time: future, near future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, apocalyptic, entertaining, road movie, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, desert, apocalypse, distopia, survival, oil, car, lone hero, disaster, cyberpunk, pig, fight ...
Time: future
Place: australia, south australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: road movie, apocalyptic, exciting, bleak, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, car chase, desert, dystopic future, truck, loner, distopia, car, oil, survival, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: australia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 238K
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, depressing ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, distopia, father son relationship, cannibalism, catastrophe, on the road, starvation, vestiges of humanity, future dystopia, journey ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ 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, unusual plot structure, reflective, humorous, harsh ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, desert, survival, martial arts, heroes, vengeance, adventure, gang, fight, sword fight, violence, chase ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ 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, exciting, bleak, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, plague, survival, worldwide chaos, chaos, chaos and mayhem, vestiges of humanity, virus, life is a bitch, society, escapades ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: futuristic, stylized, exciting, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, post apocalypse, dystopic future, steampunk, obsessive quest, changing the past or future, utopia, apocalypse, adventure, loss of loved one, scientist ...
Time: future, distant future, near future, 2030s, 1890s ...
Place: new york, egypt, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: futuristic, exciting, stylized, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, space and aliens, outer space, one man army, tough guy, bounty hunter, alien, distant planet, distopia, one against many, future dystopia, adventure ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 206K
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: stylized, suspenseful, road movie, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, chase, car chase, vengeance, dystopic future, chaos, revenge, violence spree, biker, car, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 31K
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, rough, suspenseful, bleak, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, cyborgs, androids and robots, martial arts, future dystopia, robot, chase, cyberpunk, one man army, chaos, vengeance, violence ...
Time: future, year 2019, 80s, 21st century
Place: new york, georgia, usa, south carolina, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 57K
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, entertaining, intense, emotional, allegory ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, space travel, alien planet, genetic engineering, future war, outer space, soldier, survival, apocalypse, snake, terminator, christmas ...
Time: future, near future, year 1996
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 747K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, 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: scary, suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, loneliness, virus, supernatural, distopia, infected, plague, quarantine, isolation ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, year 2012, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Ultimate Warrior (1975)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Only a few people still live in New York in 2015. They are organized in gangs with their own turf. One of them is led by Baron, another one by Carrot, and they are constantly at war with each other.
Style: psychotronic, depressing, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, distopia, survival, quarantine, gangsters, gang, plague, pregnancy, zombie, post nuclear, life is a bitch, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
American Cyborg: Steel Warrior (1993)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the nuclear war people are sterile and ruled by the artifical intelligences they created in this violent world. The only woman who was able to give life to a child has to take the child through the dangerous city to the ship to save it. She is ...
Style: psychotronic, exciting, serious, bleak, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: post apocalypse, cyborgs, androids and robots, terminator, cyberpunk, kung fu, apocalypse, martial arts, fetus, heroes, chase, ship ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 32K
The Omega Man (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling ...
Style: bleak, intense, suspenseful, scary, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, zombie, plague, apocalypse, vampire, isolation, distopia, cult, transformation, loneliness, virus ...
Time: future, 70s, year 1977, year 1975, near future
Place: los angeles, usa, ussr, woodstock, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 20K
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: suspense, exciting, futuristic, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, island, survival, jungle, prison guard, prisoner, escape, chase, adventure, future dystopia, island prison, ex soldier ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Blood of Heroes (1989)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in a futuristic world where the only sport that has survived in a wasted society is the brutal game known as jugging. Sallow, the leader of a rag-tag team, has played in the main Leagues before, but was cast out because of indiscretions with a ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, intense, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, martial arts, distopia, violence, revenge, sport, contests and competitions, escapades, future dystopia, life is a bitch, athlete's life ...
Time: future
Place: new jersey, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 128K
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: futuristic, stylized, exciting, sexy, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: strong female character, female protagonist, future dystopia, strong female lead, secret movement, cyberpunk, rebellion, female killer, utopia, rebelliousness, martial arts, distopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 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, bleak, suspenseful, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, virtual reality, future dystopia, hacker, computers and web, cyborgs, heroic mission, hacking, computer cracker, cyberspace, a.i., distopia ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2000s, 2020s
Place: japan, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 485
The Challenge (2005)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, survival, adventure, rivalry, tough heroes, dictator, future dystopia, vigilantism, uninhibited rivalry, life is a bitch, folk hero, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: berlin germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 328K
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, philosophical, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, utopia, fighting the system, future dystopia, cyberpunk, rebellion, post apocalypse, dystopic future, gunfight, society, totalitarianism, lone hero ...
Time: future, 2000s, 80s
Place: beijing china, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 4.7
 5K
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: serious, futuristic, stylized, captivating, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, orphan, survival, apocalypse, drought, teenager, future dystopia, save the world, adventure, teenage girl, chaos, escapades ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, bleak, suspenseful, rough, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: earthquake, apocalypse, rescue, desert, chaos and mayhem, survival, life is a bitch, rivalry, adventure, battles, post apocalypse, infection ...
Time: future, near future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 83K
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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, apocalypse, post apocalypse, future dystopia, adventure, fate of humanity, worldwide chaos, chaos, society, escapades, parents and children, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: near future, 21st century, future, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa, america, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 5.5
 10K
Cherry 2000 (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When successful businessman Sam Treadwell finds that his android wife, Cherry model 2000 has blown a fuse, he hires sexy renegade tracker E. Johnson to find her exact duplicate. But as their journey to replace his perfect mate leads them into the ...
Style: sexy, futuristic, exciting, satirical, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, female robot, distopia, cyborgs, robot, androids, cyberpunk, adventure, apocalypse, sexy woman, wilderness, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 80s, year 2017 ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
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: thought provoking, futuristic, depressing, suspense, allegory ...
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, astronaut, space and aliens, space travel, time travel, monkey, outer space, mutant, distopia, alien, rescue ...
Time: future, 70s
Place: new york, tokyo, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space battle, androids and robots, military, apocalypse, space travel, space and aliens, survival, save the world, adventure, rescue, man versus machine, good versus evil ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, harsh, reflective, philosophical, bad ending ...
Plot: post apocalypse, monkey, apocalypse, revolution, distopia, survival, rebellion, adventure, chase, surveillance, violence, mutant ...
Time: future, near future, 70s, 2000s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%