Movies like Steel Dawn

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Steel Dawn (1987)
 5.1
 5K
Steel Dawn (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior wandering through the desert comes upon a group of settlers who are being menaced by a murderous gang that is after the water they control.
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, whimsical, cult film, melancholic, harsh, enigmatic, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: desert, post apocalypse, martial arts, heroes, survival, adventure, vengeance, crimes, gang, friendship, soldier, destiny, life is a bitch, against the odds, vigilantism, danger, society, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, chaos, escapades, future dystopia, lone wolves, rivalry, rescue ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california

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Most similar movies to Steel Dawn

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, futuristic, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about danger, escapades, post apocalypse, heroes, future dystopia, violence and chaos mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like Steel Dawn: Waterworld (1995), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), The Postman (1997), Double Dragon (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 187K
Waterworld (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a futuristic world where the polar ice caps have melted and made Earth a liquid planet, a beautiful barmaid rescues a mutant seafarer from a floating island prison. They escape, along with her young charge, Enola, and sail off aboard his ship. ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, serious, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, adventure, ocean, future dystopia, dystopic future, post apocalyptic, rescue, sailing, ocean or sea, global warming ...
Time: future
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100%
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, 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, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, chase, future dystopia, post apocalyptic, survival, apocalypse, distopia, dark hero, car, brutality, danger, anti hero ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mad Max becomes a pawn in a decadent oasis of a technological society, and when exiled, becomes the deliverer of a colony of children.
Style: futuristic, serious, bleak, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, desert, nuclear holocaust, exile, dwarf, heroes, rescue, tribe, dictator, ex-cop, sandstorm, camel ...
Time: future
Place: australia, south australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, 2010s, year 2013, 2040s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 3.8
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Double Dragon (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France, Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set 15 years in the future in post-earthquake California, where San Diego and Los Angeles are merged into one city, two teenage brothers have half of a powerful ancient Chinese talisman. An evil gang leader named Bo Abobo has the other half, and ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: martial arts, heroic mission, gang, heroes, adventure, danger, good versus evil, superhuman powers, chase, secret identity, race against time, leadership ...
Time: future, 2000s, 21st century, year 2007, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, china, egypt
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100%
Fist of the North Star (1995)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: From the immensely popular FIST OF THE NORTH STAR comic book series, comes a new hero. The fate of mankind rests with superhuman warrior Kenshiro who roams the wastelands of the future waging a battle against overwhelming evil. With the spiritual ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, nuclear holocaust, destiny, superhuman powers, battles, adventure, vengeance, post apocalypse, heroic mission, lone wolves, uninhibited rivalry, danger ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: tokyo
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100%
 2.8
 237
Wasteland (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When a group of religious zealots destroy everything that he loves and leaves him for dead; A man embarks on a journey of revenge that will take him through all the post-apocalyptic dangers that is WASTELAND.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, captivating, futuristic
Plot: vigilantism, apocalypse, vengeance, adventure, chaos, rivalry, danger, reincarnation, religions or cults, plague, society, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.9
 386
Dune Warriors (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After the end of the world, Earth is a thirsty planet ruled by vicious warlords. One woman is brave enough to fight back; she bands together five warriors to save her town and their precious water
Style: psychotronic
Plot: post apocalypse, mixed martial arts, female fighter, future war, duel, desert, warlord, tough guy, gunfight, ambush, fictional war, kendo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Blood of Heroes (1989)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in a futuristic world where the only sport that has survived in a wasted society is the brutal game known as jugging. Sallow, the leader of a rag-tag team, has played in the main Leagues before, but was cast out because of indiscretions with a ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, serious, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, post apocalypse, revenge, survival, anti heroes, future dystopia, contests and competitions, escapades, athlete's life, life is a bitch, violence, blood ...
Time: future
Place: australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After years of outrunning ruthless bounty hunters, escaped convict Riddick suddenly finds himself caught between opposing forces in a fight for the future of the human race. Now, waging incredible battles on fantastic and deadly worlds, this lone, ...
Style: exciting, rough, stylized, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, lone hero, space and aliens, outer space, distant planet, adventure, bounty hunter, future dystopia, on the run, heroes, tough guy, one against many ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Battlefield Earth (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the year 3000, man is no match for the Psychlos, a greedy, manipulative race of aliens on a quest for ultimate profit. Led by the powerful Terl, the Psychlos are stripping Earth clean of its natural resources, using the broken remnants of ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, post apocalypse, evil alien, survival, heroic mission, danger, save the world, good versus evil, mining, rivalry, heroes, society ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.1
 30K
Cyborg (1989)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A martial artist hunts a killer in a plague-infested urban dump of the future.
Style: futuristic, bleak, rough, suspenseful, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, cyborgs, post apocalypse, future dystopia, martial arts, chase, chaos, one man army, plague, heroes, chases and races, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019, 80s
Place: new york, usa, georgia, south carolina, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.0
 1K
Battletruck (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It’s the 21st century, the Oil Wars have made a mess of the planet and the land outside major cities is lawless. After Hunter comes to the aid of Corlie, who has run away from the villainous Straker, he takes her to the peaceful community of ...
Style: futuristic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, post nuclear, truck, rivalry, gang, save the day, graphic violence, gory, injustice, crimes, one man army, deadly ...
Time: future
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
American Cyborg: Steel Warrior (1993)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the nuclear war people are sterile and ruled by the artifical intelligences they created in this violent world. The only woman who was able to give life to a child has to take the child through the dangerous city to the ship to save it. She is ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cyborgs, ship, anarchy, post apocalypse, heroes, chase, kung fu, fetus, terrorism, androids and robots, imaginary, chases and races ...
Time: future
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Last Patrol (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a massive earthquake destroys Los Angeles, a new order is formed. But disagreement among the ranks leads to more war and disruption, and The Last Patrol must bring order if there's to be any hope for the future.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: earthquake, rescue, desert, survival, chaos and mayhem, danger, life is a bitch, rivalry, apocalypse, adventure, battles, battle ...
Time: future, near future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.8
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Solarbabies (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a future in which most water has disappeared from the Earth, we find a group of children, mostly teenagers, who are living at an orphanage, run by the despotic rulers of the new Earth. The group in question plays a hockey based game on roller ...
Style: futuristic, serious, stylized, captivating, tense
Plot: future dystopia, drought, orphan, survival, adventure, save the world, apocalypse, space travel, life is a bitch, danger, escapades, rescue ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.1
 470
The Challenge (2005)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, survival, tough heroes, rivalry, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, chaos, future dystopia, vigilantism, folk hero, danger, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Chinese emissary is sent to the Gobi desert to execute a renegade soldier. When a caravan transporting a Buddhist monk and a valuable treasure is threatened by thieves, however, the two warriors might unite to protect the travelers.
Style: exciting, serious, epic, breathtaking, lyrical ...
Plot: martial arts, adventure, vengeance, desert, survival, rivalry, lone wolves, danger, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, sword and sandal, fight ...
Time: ancient history, 8th century
Place: china, asia, japan, ancient china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 4.3
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Stryker (1983)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Philippines
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The world's water supply has dried up due to some sort of apocalypse. A beautiful woman holds the secret to where one of the last springs being guarded by a group of Amazons. A "Road Warrior" like crew captures her and tries to make ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, futuristic, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, battles, post apocalypse, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong violent content, society, escapades, chases and races, rivalry, life is a bitch, danger, apocalypse ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Defense Condition 4 (1985)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two men and a woman circle the globe in a satellite armed with a nuclear device. The third world war breaks out, and a few months later the satellite crashes. They survive the crash but one man gets killed by survivors and the other man gets caught. ...
Style: bleak, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, catastrophe, adventure, chaos, teenage life, future dystopia, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.9
 302K
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, biblical, serious, rough, heroic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, post apocalypse, lone hero, warrior, post apocalyptic, future dystopia, chaos, dystopic future, danger, lone wolves, protector ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 2.9
 566
Gangland (2001)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, an evil pack of outlaws is systematically turning civilians into prisoners and slaves. Worse yet, the spread of a terrifying deadly flesh-eating virus threatens to destroy all of humanity. As good and evil ...
Style: futuristic, rough, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female martial artist, martial arts, against humanity, good versus evil, gang, danger, life is a bitch, heroes, imaginary, confined, plague, apocalypse ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 198K
Mad Max (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.
Style: cult film, suspenseful, stylized, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, chase, post apocalypse, dystopic future, vengeance, chaos, future dystopia, car chase, violence spree, heroes, chases and races, danger ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Escape from L.A. (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: This time, a cataclysmic temblor hits Los Angeles, turning it into an island. The president views the quake as a sign from above, expels Los Angeles from the country and makes it a penal colony for those found guilty of moral crimes. When his ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalyptic, earthquake, future dystopia, one man army, heroic mission, race against time, chaos and mayhem, post apocalypse, life is a bitch, chases and races, daring rescue, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2013, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Phoenix the Warrior (1988)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Big hair, big guns, big personalities, and a serious lack of wardrobe. She-Wolves of the Wasteland, a post-apocalyptic story that features women--lots and lots of women--who leave little to the imagination as they battle each other in various ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, futuristic, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, save the world, survival, lone wolves, danger, rivalry, chaos, pregnancy, apocalypse, sword fight, women, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 9K
Cherry 2000 (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When successful businessman Sam Treadwell finds that his android wife, Cherry model 2000 has blown a fuse, he hires sexy renegade tracker E. Johnson to find her exact duplicate. But as their journey to replace his perfect mate leads them into the ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, witty, serious, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, post apocalypse, cyborgs, androids, adventure, distopia, a.i., escapades, future dystopia, heroic mission, androids and robots, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2017, 80s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A seeker named Dogen rescues Dhyana after her father is murdered by the evil Jared-Syn. To avenge her father's death, Dogen must find Jared-Syn's hideout in the mysterious "Lost City", but the only person who knows where it is an ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: outer space, monster, abduction, armored vehicle, laser, miner, sword and sorcery, desert, adventure, rivalry, chases and races, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Princess Blade (2001)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Yuki is the last surviving royal of the House of Takemikazuchi or Takemikazuchi no Hime (たけみかずち の ひめ), who live in a futuristic post-apocalyptic isolationist world where they use their skills as former Mikado guards to become ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, serious, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female warrior, martial arts, vengeance, leadership, adventure, heroic mission, rivalry, danger, deadly, escapades, crimes, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The fifth and final episode in the Planet of the Apes series. After the collapse of human civilization, a community of intelligent apes led by Caesar lives in harmony with a group of humans. Gorilla General Aldo tries to cause an ape civil war and a ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: post apocalypse, revolution, battles, monkey, ape, rebellion, radiation, survival, adventure, distopia, chaos, genetic engineering ...
Time: future, 2000s, 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Six-String Samurai (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic world where the Russians have taken over a nuked USA and Elvis is king of Lost Vegas, Buddy is a '50s rocker and wandering warrior rolled into one, too-cool package. Armed with his six-string in one hand and his sword in ...
Style: cult film, surreal, humorous, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: desert, martial arts, apocalypse, samurai, chaos, heroes, adventure, danger, survival, escapades, gang war, cannibalism ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%