Movies like Steel Dawn

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Steel Dawn (1987)
 5.2
 5K
Steel Dawn (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 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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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, futuristic, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about heroes, danger, escapades, post apocalypse, future dystopia, rivalry and violence mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like Steel Dawn: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), The Postman (1997), Waterworld (1995), Double Dragon (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, bleak, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, chase, post apocalyptic, future dystopia, survival, dark hero, apocalypse, distopia, danger, desert, anti hero, dark future ...
Time: future
Place: australia
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100%
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, post apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, distopia, heroes, rescue, exile, dwarf, camel, arena, sandstorm, ex-cop ...
Time: future
Place: australia, sydney australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 68K
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, future dystopia, dystopic future, vestiges of humanity, adventure, drifter, postman, post apocalypse, leadership, life is a bitch, danger, post war ...
Time: future, 2010s, 2040s, year 2013, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 178K
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, serious, futuristic, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, post apocalypse, adventure, post apocalyptic, ocean, rescue, dystopic future, future dystopia, sailing, sailboat, ocean or sea ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 3.8
 11K
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: heroes, adventure, martial arts, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, gang, superhuman powers, chase, secret identity, rivalry, leadership ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2007, 2000s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, china, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, heroic mission, lone wolves, danger, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 500
Steel Frontier (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set in a post-nuclear-holocaust future, this sci-fi western takes place in the frontier city of New Hope, the only place around with a working oil refinery. Ever since a megalomaniac general and his followers took over the place, life has been ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, anti hero, bounty hunter, soldier, anti heroes, modern western, post apocalypse, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, heroes, society, lone wolves ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century, year 2019, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 2.6
 235
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, danger, rivalry, chaos, reincarnation, escapades, society, deadly, plague ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, serious, futuristic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, space and aliens, lone hero, outer space, adventure, bounty hunter, distant planet, on the run, heroes, survival, battles, heroic mission ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, exciting, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, martial arts, blood, revenge, survival, anti heroes, anti hero, future dystopia, contests and competitions, escapades, life is a bitch, athlete's life ...
Time: future
Place: australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
 189K
Mad Max (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
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, chaos, dystopic future, car chase, future dystopia, vengeance, violence spree, heroes, chases and races, danger ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: earthquake, rescue, desert, survival, chaos and mayhem, rivalry, danger, life is a bitch, apocalypse, adventure, battles, battle ...
Time: future, near future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Last Sentinel (2007)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No emotion. No fear. No pain. They were the perfect soldiers to protect civilization until the drone police became the perfect enemy. With little hope left for mankind, Tallis, an electronically enhanced soldier, rescues a survivor from a failed ...
Style: bleak, exciting, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, soldier, man versus machine, androids and robots, life is a bitch, save the world, danger, survival, heroic mission, daring rescue, chaos, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.1
 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: suspenseful, rough, futuristic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, post nuclear, truck, vigilantism, terrorism, vengeance, survival, heroes, chase, deadly, adventure, heroic mission ...
Time: future
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: suspenseful, futuristic, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ship, anarchy, chase, heroes, cyborgs, kung fu, fetus, post apocalypse, terrorism, androids and robots, escapades, society ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ 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: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, evil alien, survival, alien invasion, danger, mining, heroic mission, heroes, rivalry, society, life is a bitch, save the world ...
Time: future
Place: denver colorado, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.3
 580
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: futuristic, rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, battles, violence, post apocalypse, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong violent content, chaos, strong sexual content, chases and races, danger, society, apocalypse ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Max Rockatansky returns as the heroic loner who drives the dusty roads of a postapocalyptic Australian Outback in an unending search for gasoline. Arrayed against him and the other scraggly defendants of a fuel-depot encampment are the bizarre ...
Style: cult film, bleak, stylized, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, survivor, gang, chases and races, survival, truck, boomerang, anti hero, anti heroes, chase, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: australia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 5.1
 457
The Challenge (2005)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, survival, rivalry, adventure, tough heroes, escapades, one man army, danger, folk hero, chaos, future dystopia, vigilantism ...
Time: future
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.1
 29K
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, stylized, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, cyborgs, post apocalypse, martial arts, violence, one man army, chaos, future dystopia, chase, plague, hitman, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019, 80s
Place: new york, usa, georgia, atlanta georgia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 2.8
 540
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: martial arts, gang, danger, against humanity, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, save the world, plague, apocalypse, survival, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: exciting, serious, bleak, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, catastrophe, adventure, teenage life, future dystopia, save the world, rivalry, heroes, imaginary, escapades ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Escape from New York (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, rough, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, hostage, anti heroes, anti hero, prison, cyberpunk, kidnapping, rescue, race against time, distopia, prison escape, lone wolves ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 4.8
 4K
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, teenager, survival, save the world, adventure, apocalypse, escapades, danger, life is a bitch, rescue ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.0
 345
Dune Warriors (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 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, gunfight, duel, blood spatter, brawl, soldier, future war, fight, sword duel, kung fu, fencing, fistfight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, serious, exciting, futuristic, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, save the world, survival, lone wolves, rivalry, danger, chaos, apocalypse, pregnancy, sword fight, women, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: future
⇓ 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, survival, rivalry, lone wolves, danger, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, sword and sandal, fight, epic battle ...
Time: ancient history, 8th century
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Princess Blade (2001)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 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, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female warrior, samurai, martial arts, vengeance, leadership, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, crimes, danger, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.9
 2K
Knights (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the future, as a result of devastating wars, all suitable for cultivation of land turned into one big lifeless desert. In the search of fertile lands around the world were traveling group of nomadic farmers. But one of the distant city genesis in ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, cyborgs, vampire, decapitation, kickboxing, grand canyon, deadly, androids and robots, destiny, female boxer, chaos, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.5
 981
TC 2000 (1993)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Somewhere in the future the environmental overkill had come. Many people had died. The rich were able to build the underworld, the poor had to stay on the surface building gangs to survive. Jason Storm, an underworld guard gets knowledge of a ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: good versus evil, heroes, martial arts, society, on the run, catastrophe, graphic violence, profanity, conspiracy, imaginary, dishonesty, apocalypse ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%