Movies like Sleeping Dogs 1997

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Sleeping Dogs (1997)
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Sleeping Dogs (1997)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A master jewel thief in 21st century Los Angeles targets the illegal emerald smuggling operations of a highly-connected crime syndicate. During what he believes to be a routine heist, cat burglar Harry Maxwell discovers that his target, notorious criminal Sanchez Boon is also the target of a police raid. In attempting to evade both the law and Boon's well-armed men, Harry meets Pandora Grimes, one of dozens of young women Boon kidnapped to work in his factory. When Boon sets a group of social deviants free and hijacks a space transport ship and its crew, only Harry and Pandora's cunning can save the hundreds of innocent people aboard.
Plot: criminal, jewel thief, distopia, outer space, thief, spacecraft, hijacking, factory, cat burglar, police raid
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: los angeles

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Most similar movies to Sleeping Dogs

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting and futuristic films with plots about outer space, distopia, spacecraft, danger, heroes, future dystopia and space travel mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Sleeping Dogs: Spaceflight IC-1 (1965), Hidden Reserves (2016), New Crime City (1994), Quarantine (1989), Harrison Bergeron (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Spaceflight IC-1 (1965)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 65 min.
Story: In the year 2015, a spaceship, the IC-1, travels through outer space looking for a suitable planet to settle on. The commander, Captain Ralston, is stern and brutal in which one cadet, Steven, plots a revolt to turn the leadership of the command ...
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, suspended animation, distopia, talking head, space colony, telepathy, claustrophobia, retribution, suicide, funeral, murder ...
Time: future
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Hidden Reserves (2016)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The insurance salesman Vincent Baumann, a cold-blooded careerist and minion of a merciless system, becomes a victim of the very corporations he is representing. Degraded to a henchman he grimly struggles to get back on the job market. He fights to ...
Plot: distopia, butt naked, company, pubic hair, death, male objectification, insurance, male nudity, female nudity
Time: future
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62%
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New Crime City (1994)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Peru, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ricks is a criminal who is revived after execution to go into a futuristic prison to get a virus that the big prison gang has created. The prison is a squared off area of LA that the prisoners are put into and allowed to do as they please. Ricks ...
Plot: prison, criminal, bound and gagged, psycho killer, female nudity, pubic hair, sex scene, tied to a chair, psychopathic killer, deadly virus
Time: 2000s, future
Place: los angeles
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56%
 4.5
 88
Quarantine (1989)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a futuristic society being decimated by plague, a fascist movement seizes power and quarantines not only the plague victims, but anyone related to them. Rebels trying to assassinate a particularly reactionary senator stumble onto a computer ...
Style: serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, plague, concentration camp, quarantine, contamination, infection, disease, virus, cyberpunk, chaos, inventions and discoveries, danger ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Harrison Bergeron (1995)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: "All men are not created equal. It is the purpose of the Government to make them so." This is the premise of the Showtime film adaption of Kurt Vonnegut's futuristic short story Harrison Bergeron. The film centers around a young man ...
Style: disturbing, futuristic, offbeat, semi serious, contemplative ...
Plot: satire, distopia, future dystopia, prodigy, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, fighting the system, mind control, dark humor, social decay, self discovery ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Moon (1965)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Science fiction/documentary film about man's voyages to the moon.
Plot: space travel, space exploration, spacesuit, moon base, spacecraft, moon, outer space
Time: future
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52%
 5.2
 337
Island City (1994)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A 21st-century genetic experiment goes chaotic, creating a race of genetically-violent mutants.
Plot: mutant, city, savage, drugs, drug, distopia, genetic mutation, fountain of youth
Time: future
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49%
 2.9
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Replikator (1994)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two rival corporations are developing replication technology which would enable the cloning of human tissue. The technology falls into a criminal group. Ludo Ludovic and Kathy Moskow with the help of a cop try to stop the criminals.
Style: rough, bleak, futuristic, serious, neo noir ...
Plot: cloning, industrial espionage, distopia, twins, danger, contests and competitions, society, a.i., life is a bitch, chaos, injustice, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 5.0
 146
Haphead (2015)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Maxine works at a factory making haptic inputs. After she steals one her favorite rabbit-ninja game beats skills directly into her muscle memory. When a fellow haphead causes her father's death she uses her new deadly skills to investigate.
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: heroes, investigation, supernatural, murder, dishonesty, workplace intrigue, deadly, crimes, workplace, supernatural ability, graphic violence, factory ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Mindgame Trilogy (1999)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Sequel to "Mindgame" (1998) which follows the fate of the three prisoners after their escape from their asteroid prison cell. Sontaran Sarg faces death against overwhelming odds on a desolate battleground, Draconian Merq faces trial after ...
Style: low-budget, anthology
Plot: zoo, capture, time travel, escape, pilot, trapped, alien, outer space, spacecraft, doctor who, flashback sequence
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 269
Fatal Conflict (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Czech Republic, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a lawless futuristic society, a rebel must prevent a tandem of renegades from destroying Los Angeles. An ex-star pilot is forced to stop a mad criminal and his gang after they've hi-jacked a huge space freighter with the intent of crashing ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, race against time, heroic mission, survival, psychopath, heroes, vengeance, confined, deadly, danger, crimes, escapades ...
Time: future, 90s, 2020s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Voyage to the End of the Universe (1963)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the year 2163 the starship Ikarie XB-1 (Ikarus XB-1) is sent to the mysterious "White Planet" orbiting the star Alpha Centauri. Travelling at near-light speed, the journey takes around 28 months for the astronauts, although the effects ...
Style: futuristic, cult film, psychotronic, suspense
Plot: robot, alien, spacecraft, trapped in space, surrealism, alien planet, radiation, space travel, nuclear, discovery, nuclear weapon, dancing ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.4
 646
Dark Planet (1997)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two sides, one known as the Alphas and the other the Rebels, struggle in a brutal war on Earth and in outer space. When a habitable planet is discovered in orbit around a star that is on the far side of a dangerous wormhole, the two sides ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, serious
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, wormhole, space travel, state affairs, hotshot hero, soldier, intrigue, society, escapades, life is a bitch, future dystopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
TekWar: TekLords (1994)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drug lords take over the empire left by convicted Sonny Hokori.
Style: futuristic, rough, stylized, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: criminal heroes, crimes
Time: future, 2040s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Time of Roses (1969)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Finland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the year 2011, historian Raimo Lappalainen wants to illustrate how life was 50 years earlier. He becomes obsessed with the fate of a 1970s nude model, Saara Turunen, and finds a perfect actress to reconstruct her life and death in front of a TV ...
Plot: class conflict, stripper, model, democracy, nuclear power plant, past, class struggle, strike, nuclear power, photo model, distopia
Time: future, year 2012
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Robot Holocaust (1987)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Neo, a drifter from the atomic-blasted wastelands, arrives with his klutzy robot sidekick at a factory where slaves labor to fuel the sinister Dark One's Power Station. There, he meets a comely woman who convinces him to help rescue her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting
Plot: robot, mutant, man versus machine, revolution, heroes, rescue, rebellion, rivalry, society, power relations, escapades, master and servant ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions (2004)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 82 min.
Story: France. A near and probable future. The Sisterhood of Metacontrol governs Europe. Angeline, an exemplary and irreproachable citizen has just joined the order... But her relationship with a special man, Nono, will make her question profoundly the ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, exciting, surprise ending
Plot: distopia, forbidden love, feminism, totalitarian regime, sexism, escape, self sacrifice, political repression, love, dehumanization, male female relationship, surrealism ...
Time: future
Place: france, paris france
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Mission Mars (1968)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three American astronauts who land on Mars discover the body of a frozen Russian cosmonaut and a mysterious talking orb.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: outer space, astronaut, rocket, death ray, mars, crew, spacecraft, planet, evil alien, journey, stock footage, alien
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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3022 (2019)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of astronauts living in the haunting emptiness of deep space awakens to find earth has suffered an extinction-level event.
Style: disturbing, futuristic, visually appealing, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: astronaut, survival, trapped in space, suicide, life support, planet earth, spacecraft, space shuttle, deep space, space station, outer space, space travel ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 306
Earth II (1971)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the near future, a space station dubbed Earth II is built for the purpose of scientific research and world peace. However, that peace is shattered when the Chinese send up a nuclear bomb that is orbiting just a few miles away from the station. ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Plot: spacewalk, space station, outer space, escapades, danger, man versus machine, race against time, heroes, space wars, heroic mission, hijacking, space travel ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Purple Death from Outer Space (1966)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Edited version of the 1940 Universal serial "Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe", released in a syndication package to TV in 1966.
Style: suspenseful, epic, stylized, semi serious, exciting
Plot: superhero, spacecraft, outer space, danger, imaginary, rivalry, save the world, chases and races, space and aliens, changing the past or future, androids and robots, benign alien ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 920
Genesis (2018)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After an apocalyptic event, the remnants of humanity create an artificial intelligence to save them.
Style: psychological, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: post apocalypse, artificial intelligence, extinction, survival, free will, murder, biohazard, distopia, dark future, human nature, experiment, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Empire of Danger (2004)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A newly designed spacecraft capable of going through time is sent to Mars to rescue a crew previously lost on Mars. The ship is sent through the past but to the wrong time, years later than the first crew. Once they land on Mars, the crew finds that ...
Style: exciting, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: outer space, tomb, spacecraft, space travel, time travel, astronaut, princess, mars, alien planet, time warp
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Clonehunter (2012)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 2525 A.D. Man has colonized the stars. The wealthy and powerful implant their brains in cloned versions of themselves to gain immortality. As a side-effect, occasionally a clone develops mutant abilities. A clonehunter and his new partner have to ...
Plot: robot, ray gun, spacecraft, drunken woman, contamination, topless woman, mini skirt, bare breasts, female nudity
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II (1994)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the backdrop of Earths polluted future a female FBI agent removes Danner, a pleasure android from an asylum in order to coerce him into helping her hunt down the criminal psychopath Plughead. But Plughead who has tangled with Danner before has ...
Style: serious, futuristic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, androids and robots, future dystopia, superhuman powers, fighting crime, escapades, life is a bitch, master villain, imaginary, society, technology gone awry, heroic mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Run Like Hell (1995)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In the year of 2008, war and sickness have overtaken the planet. The deranged government declares single women a threat to the human race. Singles women are imprisoned. The corrupt warden is determined to keep the prisoners locked up.
Plot: post apocalypse, female prisoner, women in prison, rape, sexual favor, warden, prison fight, voyeur, ninja, multiple murder, distopia, prison escape ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Recon 2022: The Mezzo Incident (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After the gruesome events on Caprini, Sharp and his elite team of tough, witty and trigger happy space Marines must now head out to the icy planet Mezzo to investigate further Ma'har activities. What they will encounter will defy their ...
Style: rough, stylized, serious, exciting, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, heroic mission, heroes, military, rivalry, androids and robots, good versus evil, adventure, soldier, danger, future dystopia, space wars ...
Time: future, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Android (1982)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Eccentric scientist Dr .Daniel and his shy assistant Max lead a quiet life on their space station, carrying out illegal research on androids, until they receive an unwelcome visit from three fugitives one of whom is female. Both Dr. Daniel and Max ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, semi serious, offbeat, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids, space station, escape, runaway, spacecraft, androids and robots, mad scientist, space travel, obsession, future dystopia, chaos, disorder ...
Time: future, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 317
TekWar: TekLab (1994)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The actual sword of Excalibur has been stolen in London, and futuristic detectives Jake Cardigan and Sid Gomez are assigned to track it down and to find out who is trying to block the British reign from its rightful heir.
Style: futuristic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Plot: conspiracy, crimes, amateur detective, danger, state affairs, law enforcement
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Terrornauts (1967)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A group of scientists are kidnapped and taken to an outer space outpost in order to save Earth from destruction.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: kidnapping, scientist, spacecraft, robot, outer space
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%