Movies like The Road

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The Road (2009)
 7.2
 217K
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 warmer south, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there.
Style: bleak, rough, harsh, gloomy, atmospheric, stylized, psychological, depressing, epic, serious ...
Plot: survival, post apocalyptic, apocalypse, post apocalypse, father son relationship, starvation, cannibalism, dying, selflessness, journey, loss of family member, worldwide chaos, future dystopia, on the road, single parent, protective parent, suicide, human nature, vestiges of humanity, chaos, life is a bitch, death, catastrophe, 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, bleak, thought provoking and atmospheric films with plots about survival, society, life is a bitch, death, danger, storytelling and apocalypse mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Road: The Book of Eli (2010), I Am Legend (2007), Children of Men (2006), The Rover (2014), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 285K
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, serious, tense, biblical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, post apocalypse, warrior, post apocalyptic, dystopic future, chaos, future dystopia, lone wolves, danger, lone hero, tough heroes ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.2
 667K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: 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, exciting, scary, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, survival, post apocalypse, plague, loneliness, future dystopia, experiment, quarantine, danger, isolation, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, year 2012, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.9
 448K
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, apocalypse, heroic mission, pandemic, survival, redemption, birth, mission, protest, dying, faith ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: europe, london, england, seattle, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 43K
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: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: wilderness, theft, desert, car chase, crime, dog, on the road, car accident, small town, vengeance, crimes, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: post apocalypse, future dystopia, post apocalyptic, chase, dark hero, survival, danger, apocalypse, desert, distopia, dark future, brutality ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: intense, harsh, tense, atmospheric, futuristic ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, post apocalyptic, starvation, isolation, violence, desperation, maggot, mother daughter relationship, visceral, knife, rifle ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.4
 346
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: psychological, stylized, bleak, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, friends, life is a bitch, danger, survival, haunted by the past, wilderness, prostitute, pimp, sex show, therapy, political unrest ...
Time: future
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Pawnbroker (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, survival, self discovery, haunted by the past, human nature, life is a bitch, against humanity, nazi, holocaust survivor, loan shark ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.1
 67K
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, future dystopia, adventure, vestiges of humanity, dystopic future, drifter, postman, post apocalypse, leadership, life is a bitch, danger, post war ...
Time: future, 2040s, 2010s, 21st century, year 2013
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 6K
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: thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, emotional, serious ...
Plot: small town, catastrophe, survival, nuclear holocaust, radiation, future dystopia, life is a bitch, danger, demolished city, chaos, parents and children, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 40K
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, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, vampire hunter, post apocalypse, survival, infected, on the road, society, hunt down, danger, nun, religious fanaticism, violence ...
Time: future
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 50K
Alpha (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
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: wolf, survival, wilderness, caveman, human animal relationship, dog, animal attack, cavemen, injury, snow, ice age, adventure ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
28 Days Later... (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain
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, suspenseful, rough, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, virus, apocalypse, epidemic, plague, survival, post apocalypse, quarantine, rage, fear, infected, research ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, manchester, manchester england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Time of the Wolf (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror
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, catastrophe, countryside, chaos, survival, danger, human nature, social differences, society, life is a bitch, hopes, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.1
 150
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: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, epic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, chaos, apocalypse, small town, society, hopes, escapades, family relations, deadly, danger, clergy, bomb shelter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.1
 22K
The Sacrifice (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Alexander, a journalist, philosopher and retired actor, celebrates a birthday with friends and family when it is announced that nuclear war has begun.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, thought provoking, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: hopes, apocalypse, catastrophe, life is a bitch, future dystopia, hysteria, save the world, danger, society, human nature, unfulfillment, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, sweden, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 259K
Bird Box (2018)
Genre: Drama, 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: end of the world, survival, survival horror, fear, blindness, bird, murder, suicide, creature, parents and children, chase, running ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.1
 287K
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, futuristic, suspenseful, rough, surreal ...
Plot: future dystopia, revolution, rebellion, survival, post apocalypse, social differences, snow, chaos, resistance, train, society, winter ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future, 2030s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
One Hundred Mornings (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in a world upended by a complete breakdown of society, two couples hide out in a lakeside cabin hoping to survive this crisis.
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, bleak, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, survival, dishonesty, couples, vestiges of humanity, betrayal, human nature, social decay, isolation, life is a bitch, couple relations, danger ...
Time: future
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The King Is Alive (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, South Africa, Norway, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stranded in the heat of a barren African desert, eleven bus-passengers shelter in the remnants of an abandoned town. As rescue grows more remote by the day and anxiety deepens, an idea emerges: why not stage a play. However the choice of King Lear ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, bleak, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: desert, survival, isolation, rescue, stranded, human nature, life is a bitch, danger, bus, village, culture clash, dogma ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Donner Party (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the real events of The Donner Party tragedy. The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the western expansion of the 1840s. After becoming snowbound in the Sierra Nevada during the winter of 1846-1847, a ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: survival, human nature, isolation, wilderness, danger, moral dilemma, hopes, mountain, desperation, confined, escapades, dream ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: meditative, psychological, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, dysfunctional family, teacher, family relations, prison, theft, crimes, parents and children, prison life, investigation, confined, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, new york, phoenix arizona, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.8
 11K
Apocalypse (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, serious, rough
Plot: survival, distopia, life is a bitch, cannibalism, ambush, heat, chase, post apocalypse, danger, on the run, tunnel, on the road ...
Time: future, contemporary, near future
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Turin Horse (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, France, Switzerland, Germany, USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A monumental windstorm and an abused horse's refusal to work or eat signals the beginning of the end for a poor farmer and his daughter.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: horse, poverty, desperation, everyday life, destiny, animal life, human nature, family relations, encounter, farm, wounded animal, human existence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.0
 41K
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, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: russian, abusive father, parents and children, journey, overbearing parent, father son relationship, brother, tragic event, coming of age, brother brother relationship, defiant, island ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 14K
Powder Blue (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the gritty streets of LA, the destinies of four people desperate for connection and redemption are about to collide.
Style: bleak, emotional, serious, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: stripper, lap dance, anxiety attack, panic attack, exotic dancer, redemption, haunted by the past, self discovery, life is a bitch, human nature, hopes, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
No Blade of Grass (1970)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A strange new virus has appeared, which only attacks strains of grasses such as wheat and rice, and the world is descending into famine and chaos. Architect John, along with his family and friends, is making his way from London to his brother's ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: family in danger, chaos, family relations, contamination, survival, apocalypse, distopia, virus, farm, race against time, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: england, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 39K
North Country (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.
Style: disturbing, rough, emotional, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual harassment, courtroom drama, feminism, rape, lawsuit, against the odds, small town, fighting the system, sexism, labor union, family relations, financial problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 90s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: futuristic, bleak, serious, suspenseful
Plot: post apocalypse, life is a bitch, survival, future dystopia, escapades, society, chaos, danger, pregnancy, babies and infants, apocalypse, distopia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Desperate characters stake their fortune on a Depression-era dance marathon.
Style: atmospheric, depressing, emotional, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: dancing, great depression, suicidal, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, social decay, ambition, reward, crimes, down on your luck, depression, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, santa monica california, california, chicago illinois, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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