Movies like The Road

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The Road (2009)
 7.2
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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, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, psychological, depressing, epic ...
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, post apocalyptic, father son relationship, starvation, on the road, cannibalism, vestiges of humanity, future dystopia, catastrophe, journey, chaos, distopia, thief, selflessness, loss of family member, worldwide chaos, life is a bitch, protective parent, suicide, human nature, dying, death, 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 bleak, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about survival, society, apocalypse, life is a bitch, death, distopia and danger mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller 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.
 6.9
 298K
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, biblical, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, post apocalypse, lone hero, future dystopia, warrior, post apocalyptic, dystopic future, chaos, danger, lone wolves, tough heroes ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.2
 697K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, 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, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, loneliness, plague, future dystopia, isolation, heroes, experiment, deadly creature, quarantine ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.4
 45K
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, serious, rough ...
Plot: wilderness, desert, crime, motel, on the road, car accident, theft, post apocalypse, small town, car chase, vengeance, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 471K
Children of Men (2006)
Genre: Adventure, 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, neo noir, futuristic, rough ...
Plot: future dystopia, apocalypse, chaos, heroic mission, pandemic, distopia, survival, redemption, childlessness, birth, mission, protest ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: europe, london, england, seattle washington, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 6.1
 70K
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, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, dystopic future, post apocalypse, future dystopia, vestiges of humanity, adventure, drifter, postman, leadership, life is a bitch, danger, post war ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2013, 2040s, 2010s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ 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: intense, harsh, tense, atmospheric, futuristic ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, starvation, isolation, post apocalyptic, violence, desperation, maggot, mother daughter relationship, visceral, very little dialogue, knife ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, atmospheric, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, virus, epidemic, post apocalypse, survival, plague, fear, infected, zombie apocalypse, rage, research ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, manchester england, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.6
 285K
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, fear, suicide, blindness, bird, murder, post apocalypse, netflix, creature, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, South Africa, 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, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, chase, future dystopia, survival, post apocalyptic, apocalypse, distopia, dark hero, danger, anti hero, car chase, car ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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, survival, catastrophe, radiation, nuclear holocaust, life is a bitch, danger, future dystopia, parents and children, demolished city, chaos, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 41K
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, suspenseful, rough, 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%
 7.4
 392
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: bleak, stylized, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, friends, life is a bitch, danger, wilderness, survival, haunted by the past, pimp, prostitute, therapy, sex show, political unrest ...
Time: future
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 331K
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, suspenseful, futuristic, allegory, rough ...
Plot: future dystopia, rebellion, post apocalypse, revolution, survival, social differences, train, resistance, society, snow, distopia, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s, 2030s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, survival, chaos, danger, human nature, social differences, society, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 43K
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%
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, serious, psychological ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, survival, life is a bitch, against humanity, haunted by the past, human nature, self discovery, nazi, holocaust survivor, loan shark ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 54K
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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, small town, chaos, post apocalypse, danger, leadership, conspiracy, explosion, courage, distopia, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, visually appealing ...
Plot: forest, post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, survival, power outage, father daughter relationship, distopia, fire, isolation, strong female character, sister sister relationship, female director ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.8
 12K
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, rough, serious
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, distopia, life is a bitch, cannibalism, ambush, chase, heat, danger, on the run, society, tunnel ...
Time: future, contemporary, near future
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, futuristic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: post apocalypse, life is a bitch, survival, pregnancy, future dystopia, chaos, danger, society, escapades, babies and infants, apocalypse, distopia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 293K
Magnolia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Style: realistic, bleak, sincere, meditative, non-linear ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, terminal illness, coincidence, depression, infidelity, child prodigy, redemption, death, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 147
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: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, epic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, chaos, apocalypse, small town, family relations, society, deadly, hopes, escapades, danger, clergy, bomb shelter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: psychological, atmospheric, serious, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: infidelity, survival, vestiges of humanity, danger, dishonesty, betrayal, life is a bitch, chaos, couples, isolation, social decay, couple relations ...
Time: future
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Ever Since the World Ended (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Twelve years ago, a plague swept through, wiping out most of the population; in San Francisco, only 186 people remain. Two of them use jury-rigged batteries to power a camera and make a documentary. We see a variety of approaches to survival, from ...
Style: bleak, tense, serious, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: survival, life is a bitch, society, danger, chaos, future dystopia, introspection, apocalypse, escapades, wilderness, survivor, commune ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: bleak, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: survival, apocalypse, family in danger, chaos, family relations, contamination, virus, distopia, farm, danger, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: england, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.5
 733
Waterborne (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Heera Bhatti, an American-Sikh, runs a corner store in Los Angeles with the help of her son, Vikram, and Gulu. She does not approve of Vikram's Caucasian girlfriend, Lillian, and would prefer that Vikram marry a Punjabi girl, but Vikram has ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: survival, terrorism, contamination, danger, plague, bio weapon, deadly, racism, violence, husband wife relationship, thirst, society ...
Time: future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.1
 3K
Quintet (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: During a future ice age, dying humanity occupies its remaining time by playing a board game called Quintet. For one small group, this obsession is not enough. They play the game with living pieces, and only the winner survives.
Style: psychological, futuristic, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: ice age, future dystopia, isolation, danger, rivalry, life is a bitch, society, chaos, apocalypse, survival, obsession, glacier ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, danger, life is a bitch, human nature, bus, village, culture clash, dogma ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, family relations, everyday life, animal life, human nature, destiny, society, life is a bitch, survival, isolation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, turin italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 15K
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, bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: cold war, apocalypse, nuclear war, radiation, catastrophe, nuclear holocaust, survival, demolished city, hysteria, nuclear threat, chaos, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: kansas, usa, ussr, nebraska, missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%