Movies like The Road

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The Road (2009)
 7.3
 201K
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, gloomy, serious, epic, suspenseful ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, father son relationship, starvation, post apocalyptic, single parent, dying, cannibalism, on the road, selflessness, worldwide chaos, loss of family member, human nature, protective parent, future dystopia, vestiges of humanity, death of mother, chaos, life is a bitch, journey, life philosophy, wilderness, death, thief, snow ...
Time: future
Place: usa

Most similar movies to The Road

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, interesting, intense and bleak films with plots about storytelling, survival, dialogue, death, 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 Postman (1997), Into the Wild (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 259K
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, future dystopia, post apocalyptic, danger, christianity, tough heroes, brutality, heroes, book ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, cross country, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 411K
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, serious, captivating ...
Plot: future dystopia, chaos, heroic mission, survival, redemption, dying, faith, aging, birth, hippie, rebel, protest ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: london, europe, england, seattle washington, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, bleak, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, chase, survival, apocalypse, dark hero, desert, danger, dark future, post apocalyptic, chases and races, insanity, female warrior ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 62K
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, serious, suspenseful, epic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, drifter, postman, leadership, future dystopia, post war, adventure, rescue, army, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: future, 2040s, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 505K
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, road movie, captivating, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Plot: self discovery, survival, wilderness, introspection, freedom, journey, isolation, obsessive quest, hitchhiker, adventure, on the road, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1991 ...
Place: alaska, usa, cross country, california, south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 222K
Noah (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A man who suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.
Style: captivating, exciting, biblical, suspense, epic ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, forces of nature, human nature, natural disaster, god, moral dilemma, belief, ship, adventure, redemption, religion ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ 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: realistic, emotional, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, pregnancy, arson, vandalism, vietnam war, human nature, siblings relations, sibling relationship, family problems, family relations, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: ohio, usa, vietnam, asia, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: apocalypse, contamination, survival, countryside, danger, chaos, life is a bitch, human nature, parents and children, chaos and mayhem, family in danger, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 223K
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, tense, rough, exciting, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, dangerous animal, isolation, wilderness, death, stranded, wolf, male camaraderie, eaten alive, air disaster, danger, atheist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, bleak, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: leader, survival, scientist, plague, colony, monkey, ape, forest, leadership, danger, medical research, imaginary ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2020s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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: bleak, realistic, emotional, touching, futuristic ...
Plot: small town, survival, apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, radiation, human spirit, parents and children, future dystopia, danger, escapades, hopes, nuclear war ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.9
 511K
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: suspense, melancholic, atmospheric, scenic, captivating ...
Plot: survival, adventure, ocean or sea, hopes, human nature, ocean, isolation, storytelling, young heroes, ship, teenage boy, starvation ...
Place: india, pacific ocean, paris france, mexico, toronto ontario canada ...
⇓ 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, loneliness, life is a bitch, fall in love, unfulfillment, chaos, media coverage, life philosophy, dog ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 45K
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, based on true events ...
Plot: survival, stranded, cannibalism, rugby, starvation, helicopter, adventure, rescue, freezing, human spirit, isolation, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: andes mountains, uruguay, latin america, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 611K
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, scary, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, future dystopia, zombie, plague, loneliness, danger, heroes, chaos, isolation, experiment, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: serious, atmospheric, stylized, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: desert, napoleon, leopard, soldier, adventurer, wilderness, dangerous animal, adventure, daring rescue, survival, apocalypse, heroic mission ...
Time: 1790s, 18th century
Place: egypt, africa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
 68K
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: suspenseful, touching, captivating, rough, harsh ...
Plot: survival, sea disaster, isolation, boat, adventure, ocean or sea, storm, desperation, forces of nature, human spirit, human nature, sailor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 8.6
 1.2M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
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, futuristic, mind bending, serious, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, time travel, parallel world, heroic mission, space and aliens, expedition, future dystopia, inventions and discoveries, space exploration, nasa ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Movie in collections
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, atmospheric, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: survival, airplane, human spirit, adventure, wilderness, friendship, danger, escapades, hopes, friends, forces of nature, stranded ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.0
 588K
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, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, violence, revenge, betrayal, native american, manhunt, native americans, old west, brutality, greed ...
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: atmospheric, bleak, epic, realistic, serious ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, adventure, lone wolves, snow, cabin, rocky mountains, mountain man, interracial relations, vengeance, respect, native americans ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.8
 263K
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, disturbing ...
Plot: slavery, survival, adventure, manhunt, chase, solar eclipse, tribe, native, sacrifice, prophecy, death, on the run ...
Time: ancient history, 16th century
Place: central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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, serious, realistic, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: desert, wilderness, culture clash, tribe, survival, coming of age, suicide, teenage girl, death, picnic, hunter, geologist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 77K
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, survival, apocalypse, adventure, fate of humanity, chaos, society, chases and races, danger, escapades, parents and children, heroes ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.0
 224K
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: suspenseful, futuristic, thought provoking, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: future dystopia, rebellion, survival, train, revolution, resistance, social differences, society, social class, snow, human nature, revolt ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ 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: surreal, emotional, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: global warming, storm, prehistoric creature, celebration, crab, flooding, shrimp, refugee camp, explosive, hurricane, poverty, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A robotic boy, the first programmed to love, David is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final ...
Style: fairy tale, emotional, atmospheric, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, a.i., adoption, androids and robots, robot, future dystopia, hologram, ice age, adventure, destiny, alien, global warming ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.2
 16K
Gerry (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Argentina, Jordan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two friends named Gerry become lost in the desert after taking a wrong turn. Their attempts to find their way home only lead them into further trouble.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: desert, wilderness, survival, friend, friendship, best friend, isolation, desperation, highway, escapades, buddies, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, tokyo, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Lord of the Flies (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.
Style: psychological, rough, captivating, scenic, brutal ...
Plot: island, isolation, survival, adventure, human nature, coming of age, social relations, cruelty, leadership, literature, innocence lost, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.8
 34K
The Hunter (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by an anonymous biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger.
Style: tense, atmospheric, psychological, stylized, serious ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, mercenary, little boy, sole survivor, hunter, obsessive quest, danger, crying, escapades, bio weapon, killing an animal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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