Movies like Soylent Green

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Soylent Green (1973)
 7.1
 58K
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: cult film, futuristic, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, twist ending, psychotronic, visually appealing ...
Plot: distopia, murder, cannibalism, starvation, police detective, overpopulation, investigation, ecological disaster, fighting the system, crimes, life is a bitch, graphic violence, totalitarianism, danger, society, dishonesty, chaos, law enforcement, future dystopia, deadly, uncover truth, sexual content, international crisis, apocalypse, cannibal ...
Time: future, 2020s, 21st century, 70s, near future
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 serious, suspenseful, twists and turns and suspense films with plots about murder, deadly, crimes, catastrophe, dialogue, distopia and chase mostly in Thriller, Sci-Fi and Mystery genres. Some movies like Soylent Green: Minority Report (2002), Freejack (1992), THX 1138 (1971), Judge Dredd (1995), The Omega Man (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
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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, interesting, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, foreknowledge, murder, frame up, precognition, psychic, crime, police investigation, law enforcer, graphic violence, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 5.5
 15K
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, serious, exciting, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, chase, fish out of water, murder, lovers reunited, investigation, bounty hunter, on the run, post apocalypse, immortality, cyberpunk, distopia ...
Time: future, 90s, 2000s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 49K
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: futuristic, thought provoking, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: distopia, totalitarianism, prison, utopia, future dystopia, fighting the system, hologram, chaos, technology gone awry, separated, surveillance, androids and robots ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 111K
Judge Dredd (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, 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: futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, dystopic future, post apocalypse, good versus evil, apocalypse, cyberpunk, superhero, law enforcement, frame up, justice, judge, uncover truth ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, future dystopia, survival, competition, young heroes, distopia, rebellion, post apocalypse, resistance, contests and competitions, danger, mentor ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 29K
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, danger, heroic mission, vestiges of humanity, life is a bitch, bio weapon, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, transformation ...
Time: future, 70s, year 1977, near future, year 1975
Place: los angeles, usa, ussr, soviet union, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, intellectual, atmospheric, twist ending, futuristic ...
Plot: parallel world, virtual reality, cyberspace, computer system, technology gone awry, imaginary, uncover truth, alternate reality, protagonist as suspect, danger, cyberpunk, time travel ...
Time: 90s, future, 1930s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Rosary Murders (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, moral dilemma, psychopath, serial killer, haunted by the past, church, uncover truth, who done it, clergy, society, legal, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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In the Electric Mist (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Lt. Dave Robicheaux, a detective in New Iberia, Louisiana, is trying to link the murder of a local hooker to New Orleans mobster Julie (Baby Feet) Balboni, who is co-producer of a Civil War film. At the same time, after Elrod Sykes, the star of the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, lyrical ...
Plot: murder, swamp, police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, mystery, life is a bitch, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, serial killer, baseball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 1K
Z.P.G. (1972)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the not too distant future, a very smoggy and overpopulated Earth government makes it illegal to have children for a generation. One couple, unsatisfied with their substitute robot baby, breaks the rules and gets in a lot of trouble. (Z.P.G. ...
Style: thought provoking, futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, robot, distopia, overpopulation, contamination, birth control, fighting the system, rivalry, politics, against the odds, family life, missing child ...
Time: future, 21st century, distant future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
 13K
Insomnia (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Detectives Jonas and Erik are called to the midnight sun country of northern Norway to investigate a recent homicide, but their plan to arrest the killer goes awry, and Jonas mistakenly shoots Erik. The suspect escapes, and a frightened Jonas pins ...
Style: tense, psychological, neo noir, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, insomnia, crime, crimes, police detective, mystery, loss of partner, dishonesty, deadly, murder mystery, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 38K
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, rough, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crimes, murder, police corruption, crime, ex law enforcer, murder investigation, mystery, ex cop, graphic violence, buried truth, corrupt law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 170K
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, future dystopia, androids and robots, robot, technology gone awry, dystopic future, utopia, clones, murder, investigation, physical appearance, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2017
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 68K
Strange Days (1995)
Genre: Action, 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, exciting, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: cyberpunk, murder, police brutality, violence, virtual reality, pornography, white male black female relationship, protest, chaos, haunted by the past, uncover truth, prostitute ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1999
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 2.0
 966
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, realistic, serious
Plot: investigation, police detective, haunted by the past, danger, deadly, crimes, serial killer, manipulations, murder, manipulation, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 376K
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, philosophical, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, distopia, dystopic future, race against time, society, time, class differences, fighting the system, on the run, social differences, love ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.0
 222
Megaville (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the future, national boundaries have been broken down and two giant super-states remain—the bleak, oppressive, and totalitarian "Hemisphere," and the sprawling and futuristic "Megaville." Megaville has an elected president, ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, rough, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: society, assassination, hitman, future dystopia, police officer, smuggler, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), amateur detective, danger, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 218K
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, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, robot, tough law enforcer, superhuman powers, graphic violence, haunted by the past, tough guy, police, inventions and discoveries, cyberpunk, violence ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s, near future
Place: detroit, usa, pentagon, tehran iran, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, who done it, false accusation, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, deadly, law enforcement, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After 6 years of brutal murders the West Yorkshire Police fear that they may have already interviewed The Ripper and let him back into the world to continue his reign of terror upon the citizens of Yorkshire, but things become more difficult for the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police corruption, murder, police investigation, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, police detective, deadly, dishonesty, riddles and clues, who done it ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, 70s
Place: yorkshire, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 13K
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, murder, cold war, police investigation, political corruption, crime, crimes, mystery, police corruption, uncover truth, who done it, political intrigue ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, ussr, sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric, neo noir
Plot: transsexual, murder, uncover truth, political corruption, dishonesty, politics, investigation, fighting the system, mystery, small town, introspection, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, united states, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, realistic ...
Plot: femme fatale, private detective, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, deadly, crimes, danger, crime, dishonesty, life is a bitch, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1941
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 7.3
 103K
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, investigation, changing the past or future, rescue, sent to the past, parallel universe, radio, murder, family relations, police detective, hopes, haunted by the past ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 44K
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, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, starvation, ice age, post apocalypse, epidemic, quarantine, danger, vestiges of humanity, dehumanization, global warming, underground bunker ...
Time: future, near future
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 30K
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, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, espionage, disorder, cyberpunk, conspiracy, mysterious character, hidden identity, uncover truth, undercover, dishonesty, power relations, femme fatale ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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 ⇓
33%
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, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: conspiracy, murder, investigation, mystery, crimes, family problems, death in the family, amateur detective, culture clash, dishonesty, danger, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: denmark, copenhagen, europe, greenland, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, offbeat ...
Plot: police investigation, mystery, introspection, mysterious character, crime, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, psychopath, cult, murder, mass murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.1
 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, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, catastrophe, astronaut, space travel, bomb, rescue, danger, race against time, survival, apocalypse, artificial intelligence, sun ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%