Movies like Soylent Green

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Soylent Green (1973)
 7.0
 64K
Soylent Green (1973)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff.
Style: futuristic, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, twist ending, psychotronic, visually appealing, thought provoking ...
Plot: distopia, overpopulation, murder, cannibalism, starvation, police detective, investigation, ecological disaster, fighting the system, crimes, graphic violence, life is a bitch, society, chaos, totalitarianism, sexual content, law enforcement, dishonesty, uncover truth, future dystopia, international crisis, apocalypse, cannibal, paranoia, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future, 21st century, 70s, near future, 2020s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Soylent Green

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and twists and turns films with plots about murder, catastrophe, dialogue, crimes, mentor, chase and deadly mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Soylent Green: Minority Report (2002), What Happened to Monday (2017), Freejack (1992), THX 1138 (1971), Judge Dredd (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 540K
Minority Report (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.
Style: futuristic, neo noir, exciting, suspense, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, murder, foreknowledge, precognition, frame up, psychic, law enforcer, police investigation, graphic violence, perfect crime, fugitives ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
What Happened to Monday (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA, Belgium
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In a world where families are limited to one child due to overpopulation, a set of identical septuplets must avoid being put to a long sleep by the government and dangerous infighting while investigating the disappearance of one of their own.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, non-linear ...
Plot: dystopic future, distopia, overpopulation, chase, betrayal, hidden room, investigation, violence, death of sister, deception, birth control, mystery ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 16K
Freejack (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Time-traveling bounty hunters find a doomed race-car driver in the past and bring him to 2009 New York, where his mind will be replaced with that of a terminally ill billionaire.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, chase, future dystopia, murder, fish out of water, lovers reunited, investigation, on the run, bounty hunter, post apocalypse, immortality, cyberpunk ...
Time: future, 90s, 2000s, year 2009, year 1991 ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 51K
THX 1138 (1971)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: People in the future live in a totalitarian society. A technician named THX 1138 lives a mundane life between work and taking a controlled consumption of drugs that the government uses to make puppets out of people. As THX is without drugs for the ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: distopia, totalitarianism, prison, utopia, future dystopia, fighting the system, dystopic future, technology gone awry, chaos, surveillance, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.5
 117K
Judge Dredd (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, Dredd, the most famous judge (a cop with instant field judiciary powers) is convicted for a crime he did not commit while his murderous counterpart escapes.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, futuristic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, dystopic future, cyberpunk, post apocalypse, good versus evil, apocalypse, superhero, law enforcement, frame up, judge, justice, uncover truth ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 31K
The Omega Man (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, survival, zombie, isolation, heroic mission, vestiges of humanity, life is a bitch, bio weapon, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, transformation, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, 70s, year 1977, year 1975, near future
Place: los angeles, usa, ussr, woodstock, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 529K
I, Robot (2004)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 2035, where robots are common-place and abide by the three laws of robotics, a techno-phobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be responsible for the death, his investigation leads him to believe that humanity may ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, artificial intelligence, future dystopia, androids and robots, cyborgs, a.i., technology gone awry, man versus machine, cyberpunk, hi-tech, distopia, human versus robot ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in his computer generated parallel ...
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, intellectual, twist ending, neo noir ...
Plot: parallel world, virtual reality, alternate reality, cyberspace, cyberpunk, computer system, technology gone awry, uncover truth, deception, time travel, protagonist as suspect, distopia ...
Time: 90s, future, 1930s, 20th century, near future ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 71K
Strange Days (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: cyberpunk, murder, police brutality, virtual reality, protest, chaos, haunted by the past, uncover truth, prostitute, private detective, white male black female relationship, police ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, year 1999
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 174K
Surrogates (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, robot, future dystopia, androids and robots, technology gone awry, utopia, dystopic future, distopia, clones, murder, investigation, computer genius ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2017
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 41K
Cleaner (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Single father and former cop Tom Cutler has an unusual occupation: he cleans up death scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Cutler is shocked to learn he may have unknowingly erased ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crimes, murder, police corruption, ex law enforcer, murder investigation, mystery, ex cop, corrupt law enforcer, hidden truth, graphic violence, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 2.2
 1K
Magic Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, haunted by the past, police detective, murder, manipulation, crimes, serial killer, dishonesty, police investigation, woman in danger, law enforcement, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 402K
In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, dystopic future, time, immortality, race against time, class differences, love, fighting the system, distopia, society, love and romance, love story ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 225K
RoboCop (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years, but have been forbidden for law enforcement in America. Now OmniCorp wants ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, police, superhuman powers, tough law enforcer, graphic violence, robot, haunted by the past, inventions and discoveries, crime fighter, tough guy, cyberpunk ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2020s
Place: detroit, usa, china, washington d.c., pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 7K
Homicide (1991)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Gold is a career cop who is reassigned from a hunt for a cop killer to the investigation of the murder of an old Jewish woman in Baltimore, and in the process finds himself exploring his own sense of identity.
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, clever, bleak ...
Plot: anti semitism, murder, terrorism, conspiracy, jewish american, police officer, police investigation, investigation, crimes, society, dishonesty, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 88K
Righteous Kill (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two veteran New York City detectives work to identify the possible connection between a recent murder and a case they believe they solved years ago; is there a serial killer on the loose, and did they perhaps put the wrong person behind bars?
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, crimes, vigilantism, law enforcement, mind game, partners, partners against crime, fighting crime, revenge, avenger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, harlem, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jean Reno, Benoit Magimel and Christopher Lee (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Star Wars Trilogy) star in the riveting action-packed sequel to Crimson Rivers. No one is safe when seemingly random killings emerge as a deadly pattern intended to usher ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, talky, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police detective, apocalypse, police investigation, ritual, serial killer, who done it, mysterious character, law enforcement, partners against crime, uncover truth, monk ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 3K
The Badge (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A sheriff begins an investigation into the death of a local transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his investigation causes him to be rejected by others, forcing him to seek help ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, neo noir
Plot: transsexual, murder, uncover truth, investigation, mystery, fighting the system, politics, dishonesty, political corruption, small town, crimes, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 5.3
 45K
The Colony (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, starvation, ice age, survival, post apocalypse, epidemic, quarantine, vestiges of humanity, distopia, underground bunker, dehumanization, cannibalism ...
Time: future, near future
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Murder in Greenwich (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of Martha Moxley, 15 year old girl murdered in Greenwich in the 1970's, her murder going unsolved for 25 years.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, talky
Plot: amateur detective, murder, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, murder suspect, false accusation, who done it, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, police detective, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 107K
Frequency (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a rare phenomenon gives police officer John Sullivan the chance to speak to his father, 30 years in the past, he takes the opportunity to prevent his dad's tragic death. After his actions inadvertently give rise to a series of brutal ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, emotional, feel good ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, investigation, radio, rescue, sent to the past, parallel universe, murder, altering history, police detective, hopes, family relations ...
Time: future, 21st century, 90s, 60s, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 31K
Cypher (2002)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, espionage, undercover, disorder, cyberpunk, conspiracy, uncover truth, hidden identity, mysterious character, dishonesty, power relations, femme fatale ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by paroled convict Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend Velma, former seedy nightclub dancer.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, tense, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: femme fatale, private detective, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, who done it, suspicion of murder, ransom, crime boss ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1941
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 201K
The Number 23 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Walter Sparrow is an animal control officer that becomes obsessed with a mysterious book that seems to be based on his own life. As soon as he opens the book, he notices strange parallels between what he reads and what he's experienced. But now ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, insanity, a vision, losing-it hero, uncover truth, riddles and clues, paranoia, mystery, investigation, secret, escape from reality, parallel world ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.
Style: tense, atmospheric, exciting, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: cia, fighting the system, espionage, conspiracy, manhunt, uncover truth, political conspiracy, who to trust, life turned upside down, state affairs, surveillance, on the run ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, middle east, manhattan new york city, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 14K
Gorky Park (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Police Inspector Renko tries to solve the case of three bodies found in Moscow's Gorky Park but finds his attempts to solve the crime impeded by his superiors. Working on his own, Renko seeks out more information and stumbles across a ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, police investigation, murder, cold war, police detective, political corruption, crimes, mystery, police corruption, undercover, fighting the system, government agency ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, moscow russia, europe, stockholm sweden, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Smilla Jaspersen, half Danish, half Greenlander, attempts to understand the death of a small boy who falls from the roof of her apartment building. Suspecting wrongdoing, Smilla uncovers a trail of clues leading towards a secretive corporation that ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, conspiracy, investigation, mystery, crimes, family problems, death in the family, amateur detective, culture clash, disorder, human nature, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: denmark, copenhagen, europe, greenland, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.0
 2K
Solar Crisis (1990)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A huge solar flare is predicted to fry the Earth. Astronauts aboard the spaceship Helios must go to the Sun to drop a bomb equipped with an Artificial Intelligence (Freddy) and a Japanese pilot (as a back up if the Artificial Intelligence fail) at ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, disaster, astronaut, space travel, bomb, apocalypse, rescue, race against time, survival, sun, artificial intelligence, catastrophe ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
God Told Me To (1976)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A New York detective investigates a series of murders committed by random New Yorkers who claim that "God told them to."
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, enigmatic, gloomy ...
Plot: police investigation, cult, mystery, introspection, mysterious character, psychopath, law enforcement, crimes, murder, faith, mass murder, supernatural power ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Adrenalin: Fear the Rush (1996)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In a not-too-distant future, a lethal virus sweeps across Europe, prompting the creation of quarantine refugee camps in the United States. Police officers Delon (Natasha Henstridge) and Lemieux (Christopher Lambert) learn of a grisly murder in the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, futuristic, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: future dystopia, virus, survival, chaos, investigation, life is a bitch, quarantine, race against time, catastrophe, plague, fantasy world, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: boston, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%