Movies like The Road

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The Road (2009)
 7.2
 236K
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, harsh, rough, gloomy, depressing, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, father son relationship, catastrophe, on the road, distopia, starvation, cannibalism, future dystopia, journey, vestiges of humanity, chaos, death, loss of family member, worldwide chaos, thief, selflessness, suicide, life is a bitch, protective parent, survivalist, human nature, dying, single parent ...
Time: future
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to The Road

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, bleak, thought provoking and suspenseful films with plots about survival, death, danger, apocalypse, catastrophe, storytelling and escapades mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like The Road: The Book of Eli (2010), I Am Legend (2007), The Rover (2014), Children of Men (2006), The Postman (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 313K
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, heroic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, lone hero, warrior, future dystopia, chaos, protector, dystopic future, lone wolves, tough heroes, heroes ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.2
 738K
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, loneliness, plague, future dystopia, heroes, isolation, deadly creature, survivor, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, near future
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.4
 48K
The Rover (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
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: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: wilderness, desert, motel, on the road, car accident, theft, post apocalypse, small town, car chase, vengeance, crimes, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 492K
Children of Men (2006)
Genre: Action, 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, neo noir, bleak, captivating, rough ...
Plot: future dystopia, apocalypse, chaos, distopia, heroic mission, pandemic, survival, redemption, childlessness, on the run, birth, mission ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: europe, london, england, seattle, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 6.1
 73K
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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, dystopic future, post apocalypse, future dystopia, vestiges of humanity, adventure, drifter, postman, leadership, life is a bitch, post war, brutality ...
Time: future, year 2013, 2040s, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 404K
28 Days Later (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the ...
Style: scary, tense, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, virus, survival, zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, epidemic, plague, fear, infected, rage, quarantine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, england, big ben london, manchester ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.8
 251K
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: bad ending, suspenseful, exciting, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, wolf, dangerous animal, air disaster, wolf attack, forces of nature, snow, stranded, wolf pack, isolation, struggle for survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
85%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 324K
Bird Box (2018)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A woman and a pair of children are blindfolded and make their way through a post-apocalyptic setting along a river.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: survival, end of the world, survival horror, blindness, suicide, post apocalypse, murder, bird, fear, parents and children, creature, chase ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, suspense, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, chase, apocalypse, future dystopia, survival, distopia, dark hero, car, lone hero, brutality, desert, car chase ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Into the Forest (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the not too distant future, two young women who live in a remote ancient forest discover the world around them is on the brink of an apocalypse. Informed only by rumor, they fight intruders, disease, loneliness & starvation.
Style: disturbing, melancholic, bleak, futuristic, captivating ...
Plot: forest, post apocalypse, survival, distopia, father daughter relationship, sibling relationship, fire, isolation, sisters, strong female character, humanity, loneliness ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 42K
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, 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 ⇓
100%
 7.8
 575K
Cast Away (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny ...
Style: captivating, suspense, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, desert island, island, stranded on an island, solitude, hopes, human spirit, courage, adventure, tropical island ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 6K
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 ⇓
100%
 6.6
 62K
Alpha (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a hunting expedition goes awry, a young caveman struggles against the elements to find his way home.
Style: captivating, sincere, exciting, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: wolf, human animal relationship, caveman, wilderness, survival, dog, animal attack, hunter, boar, boy and dog, ice age, shaman ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.4
 468
Melancholia (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 450 min.
Story: A story about victims of summary executions. Three people start a strange therapy to escape their agonies.
Style: serious, psychological, bleak, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, wilderness, friends, survival, life is a bitch, prostitute, therapy, pimp, sex show, political unrest, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 45K
The Return (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A story of two Russian boys whose father suddenly returns home after a 12-year absence. He takes the boys on a holiday to a remote island on a lake that turns into a test of manhood of almost mythic proportions.
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: abusive father, brother, russian, parents and children, journey, overbearing parent, father son relationship, tragic event, coming of age, brother brother relationship, defiant, island ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 1.7M
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: mind bending, futuristic, atmospheric, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, father daughter relationship, expedition, end of the world, time paradox, science, black hole, distant planet, heroic mission ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, countryside, survival, chaos, human nature, catastrophe, society, hopes, life is a bitch, social differences, family problems, disaster ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 353K
Snowpiercer (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, allegory, suspenseful, futuristic, rough ...
Plot: post apocalypse, future dystopia, revolution, rebellion, survival, social differences, train, distopia, class struggle, resistance, society, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, year 2014, 2030s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, serious ...
Plot: poverty, global warming, magic realism, family relations, single parent, storm, childhood, prehistoric creature, african american, climate change, father daughter relationship, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 12K
Hell (2011)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In 2016 the sun has turned the entire world into a scorched and barren wasteland. The humans who have survived are either resourceful or violent, and sometimes both. Marie, her little sister Leonie, and best friend Phillip, are in a car headed to ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, distopia, life is a bitch, cannibalism, chase, heat wave, on the run, ambush, society, tunnel, on the road ...
Time: future, contemporary, near future
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 777K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, 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: atmospheric, rough, breathtaking, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, lone hero, bear attack, obsessive quest, old west, violent, hunter, violence, native american, snow ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 611K
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: road movie, melancholic, philosophical, inspirational, motivational ...
Plot: self discovery, journey, wilderness, survival, solitude, freedom, life philosophy, adventure, road trip, lifestyle change, on the road, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1990, year 1991, year 1992
Place: alaska, usa, los angeles, northern california, south dakota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.6
 25K
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: thought provoking, atmospheric, touching, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: desert, tribe, survival, wilderness, kids in trouble, culture clash, suicide, human nature, adventure, coming of age, trust, rite of passage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 13K
The Day (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Open war against humanity rages. For five survivors – lost and on the run – the pursuit is relentless, the bullets are dwindling and the battle is everywhere. This is a 24-hour look into their lives.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, futuristic, suspense ...
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival horror, countryside, life is a bitch, sole survivor, trap, struggle for survival, trapped, bandit, gang war ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 56K
Jericho (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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Story: Jericho is an American action/drama series that centers on the residents of the fictional town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of nuclear attacks on 23 major cities in the contiguous United States.
Style: captivating, twists and turns, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, small town, chaos, post apocalypse, leadership, conspiracy, courage, distopia, mystery, disaster, selflessness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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 ⇓
24%
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: road trip, apocalypse, end of the world, bittersweet, loneliness, romance, friendship, dark humor, catastrophe, old love, fate of humanity, human existence ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.0
 166
Shelter (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: With a catastrophic event rapidly approaching, 18 people vie for 10 spots in the small town's only bomb shelter.
Style: serious, suspenseful, epic, futuristic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, chaos, apocalypse, disaster, small town, family relations, society, escapades, hopes, clergy, fight, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%