Movies like The Road

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The Road (2009)
 7.3
 206K
The Road (2009)
Genre: Adventure, 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 warmer south, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there.
Style: bleak, rough, harsh, atmospheric, stylized, psychological, depressing, gloomy, epic, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, post apocalyptic, father son relationship, starvation, dying, cannibalism, single parent, journey, selflessness, on the road, vestiges of humanity, loss of family member, worldwide chaos, death, protective parent, chaos, future dystopia, human nature, life is a bitch, thief, suicide, snow, wilderness, death of mother ...
Time: future
Place: usa

Most similar movies to The Road

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, intense, interesting and bleak films with plots about survival, death, dialogue, storytelling, danger, catastrophe and mentor mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like The Road: The Book of Eli (2010), Children of Men (2006), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), The Rover (2014), Into the Wild (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 268K
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, rough, tense, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, chaos, lone wolves, christianity, warrior, future dystopia, brutality, danger, post apocalyptic, tough heroes, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, cross country, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 426K
Children of Men (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, futuristic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: future dystopia, chaos, heroic mission, survival, redemption, birth, mission, protest, dying, faith, human existence, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: europe, london, england, poland, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA, South Africa
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, bleak, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, chase, dark hero, apocalypse, survival, danger, desert, dark future, chases and races, insanity, post apocalyptic, brutality ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 40K
The Rover (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his car through the lawless wasteland of the Australian outback, aided by the brother of one of the thieves.
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: desert, car chase, theft, vengeance, tough heroes, crime, on the road, wilderness, track down, car accident, small town, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 519K
Into the Wild (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
Style: melancholic, inspirational, road movie, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: survival, self discovery, wilderness, journey, freedom, isolation, hitchhiker, on the road, introspection, adventure, obsessive quest, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1990, year 1992 ...
Place: alaska, cross country, usa, california, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 1.3M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: atmospheric, mind bending, futuristic, serious, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, time travel, parallel world, heroic mission, space and aliens, future dystopia, inventions and discoveries, adventure, expedition, survival ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 64K
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 ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, drifter, future dystopia, post war, postman, adventure, life is a bitch, danger, leadership, brutality, justice ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, 2040s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 5K
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, life is a bitch, future dystopia, danger, nuclear war, chaos, parents and children, demolished city, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Time of the Wolf (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, sincere, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, contamination, family relations, hopes, chaos and mayhem, family in crisis, parents and children, life is a bitch, escapades, dealing with death, countryside, worldwide chaos ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A group of scientists in San Francisco struggle to stay alive in the aftermath of a plague that is wiping out humanity, while Caesar tries to maintain dominance over his community of intelligent apes.
Style: tense, exciting, bleak, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: leader, scientist, plague, survival, leadership, colony, monkey, ape, forest, animal life, disorder, deadly virus ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2020s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Indian Runner (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An intensely sad film about two brothers who cannot overcome their opposite perceptions of life. One brother sees and feels bad in everyone and everything, subsequently he is violent, antisocial and unable to appreciate or enjoy the good things ...
Style: tense, realistic, emotional, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: small town, vandalism, pregnancy, arson, vietnam war, parents and children, couple relations, goodhearted, babies and infants, siblings relations, human nature, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: ohio, asia, usa, vietnam, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 43K
Alpha (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a hunting expedition goes awry, a young caveman struggles against the elements to find his way home.
Style: captivating, exciting, thought provoking, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, wolf, human animal relationship, injury, ice age, snow, dog, adventure, cavemen, father son relationship, boar ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 227K
The Grey (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An oil drilling team struggles to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wilds of Alaska. Hunting them is a pack of wolves that sees them as intruders.
Style: suspenseful, bad ending, tense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, wilderness, dangerous animal, death, stranded, wolf, eaten alive, male camaraderie, air disaster, danger, forces of nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.9
 528K
Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Style: melancholic, dramatic, motivational, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: survival, hopes, adventure, human nature, ocean or sea, teenage boy, isolation, ship, storytelling, ocean, journey, starvation ...
Place: india, toronto ontario canada, mexico, pacific ocean, montreal quebec ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 626K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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: suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, plague, zombie, future dystopia, loneliness, heroes, danger, isolation, experiment, chaos, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, near future, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 46K
Alive (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The amazing, true story of a Uruguayan rugby team's plane that crashed in the middle of the Andes mountains, and their immense will to survive and pull through alive, forced to do anything and everything they could to stay alive on meager ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: survival, cannibalism, stranded, helicopter, starvation, rugby, adventure, human nature, rescue, danger, isolation, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: uruguay, andes mountains, latin america, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Passion in the Desert (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Young French officer Augustin Robert escorts artist Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis to Egypt during Napoleon's Egyptian campaign. Napoleon sent de Paradis to record Egypt's great monuments and temples that are destroyed by French soldiers ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: desert, soldier, leopard, napoleon, wilderness, campaign, captivity, survival, animal life, deadly, love affair, heroes ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.
Style: touching, humorous, road movie, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, road trip, romance, fall in love, loneliness, chaos, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, media coverage, suicide, on the road ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 232K
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: futuristic, suspenseful, thought provoking, surreal, rough ...
Plot: future dystopia, rebellion, revolution, resistance, survival, social differences, society, train, snow, social class, vestiges of humanity, human nature ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.8
 268K
Apocalypto (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, harsh, epic ...
Plot: survival, slavery, adventure, chase, manhunt, tribe, solar eclipse, native, sacrifice, death, prophecy, jaguar ...
Time: ancient history, 16th century
Place: central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
 70K
All Is Lost (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, captivating, rough, harsh ...
Plot: survival, sea disaster, isolation, boat, adventure, ocean or sea, storm, desperation, human spirit, hopes, overcoming, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 109K
Wild (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A woman with a tragic past decides to start her new life by hiking for one thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Style: uplifting, captivating, sincere, emotional, meditative ...
Plot: cheating on husband, human spirit, wilderness, hiking, self discovery, journey, redemption, on the road, nature, obsessive quest, starting over, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: usa, cross country, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Snow Walker (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A bush pilot in nothern Canada who with the aid of modernity thinks he can handle it all & knows it all. After reluctantly agreeing to transport a local indian girl to a medical facility his light plane crashes & they have to survive whilst ...
Style: emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: survival, airplane, wilderness, human spirit, friendship, adventure, passenger, friends, delivery, danger, escapades, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 78K
Revolution (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Revolution focuses on the struggle to survive 15 years after a global blackout.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized ...
Plot: future dystopia, apocalypse, survival, adventure, fate of humanity, chaos, society, chases and races, danger, worldwide chaos, escapades, parents and children ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.7
 20K
Walkabout (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Under the pretense of having a picnic, a geologist takes his teenage daughter and 6-year-old son into the Australian outback and attempts to shoot them. When he fails, he turns the gun on himself, and the two city-bred children must contend with ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, realistic, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: desert, tribe, survival, culture clash, wilderness, coming of age, suicide, teenage girl, geologist, camel, death, picnic ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, sydney australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.0
 624K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, violence, lone hero, revenge, snow, old west, betrayal, native american, manhunt, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians when he proves to be the match of their warriors in one-to-one combat on the early frontier.
Style: bleak, realistic, atmospheric, epic, rough ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, respect, adventure, cabin, snow, mountain man, rocky mountains, interracial relations, lone wolves, native americans, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both ...
Style: serious, stylized, touching, harsh, thought provoking ...
Plot: culture clash, tarzan, adventurer, orphan, rescue, fish out of water, stranded, shipwreck, adventure, feral man, wilderness, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: africa, england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink in 'the Bathtub', a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe – for a time when he’s no ...
Style: emotional, surreal, bleak, touching, stylized ...
Plot: global warming, storm, poverty, boat, african american, single parent, evacuation, fish, crab, shrimp, flooding, prehistoric creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.9
 61K
Daylight (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of armed robbers fleeing the police head for the New Jersey Tunnel and run right into trucks transporting toxic waste. The spectacular explosion that follows results in both ends of the tunnel collapsing and the handful of people who ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tunnel, survival, race against time, danger, rescue, explosion, trapped, save the day, daring rescue, dog, courage, taxi driver ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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