Movies like Waterworld

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Waterworld (1995)
 6.2
 177K
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. But the trio soon becomes the target of a menacing pirate who covets the map to 'Dryland' – which is tattooed on Enola's back.
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, stylized, entertaining, bleak, epic, suspenseful, psychotronic, cult film ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, adventure, post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, dystopic future, ocean, rescue, future dystopia, sailing, water, sailboat, ocean or sea, danger, global warming, sea, vestiges of humanity, escapades, pirate, chaos, sea monster, mutant, boat, boat chase, distopia ...
Time: future

Most similar movies to Waterworld

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out futuristic, serious, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about post apocalypse, apocalypse, danger, survival, escapades, adventure and heroes mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like Waterworld: The Postman (1997), The Book of Eli (2010), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Battlefield Earth (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, adventure, vestiges of humanity, drifter, postman, post apocalypse, leadership, life is a bitch, danger, post war ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s, year 2013, 2010s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 288K
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, serious, rough, tense, biblical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, dystopic future, chaos, warrior, lone wolves, future dystopia, danger, life is a bitch, lone hero ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, ex-cop, camel, arena, tribe ...
Time: future
Place: australia, sydney australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, bleak, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, future dystopia, chase, survival, dark hero, distopia, apocalypse, danger, desert, dark future, brutality ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: evil alien, post apocalypse, alien invasion, survival, danger, mining, heroic mission, heroes, rivalry, society, life is a bitch, save the world ...
Time: future
Place: denver colorado, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, bounty hunter, survival, boomerang, truck, anti heroes, anti hero, chase ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: australia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After years of increases in the greenhouse effect, havoc is wreaked globally in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and the beginning of a new Ice Age. Paleoclimatologist, Jack Hall tries to warn the world while also ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: catastrophe, apocalypse, natural disaster, end of the world, global warming, tsunami, scientist, chaos, post apocalyptic, climate change, forces of nature, evacuation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: antarctica, los angeles, usa, new york, new delhi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
2019: After the Fall of New York (1983)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a nuclear war, society breaks down into two groups, the evil Euraks and the rebel Federation. A mercenary named Parsifal is hired by the Federation to infiltrate New York City, which is controlled by the Euraks, to rescue the only fertile ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, rough, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, murder, adventure, apocalypse, danger, rivalry, life is a bitch, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, chaos, nuclear holocaust, anti hero ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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, stylized, suspenseful, serious, whimsical ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: desert, post apocalypse, martial arts, heroes, survival, adventure, vengeance, chaos, against the odds, chaos and mayhem, destiny, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.0
 71K
Doomsday (2008)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, South Africa, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A lethal virus spreads throughout the British isles,infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, cannibalism, rescue, infected, future dystopia, danger, chase, society, antidote ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2030s, 2010s ...
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lost Future (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, South Africa, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of post-apocalyptic survivors, struggle to survive in a world where jungles and forests and primeval wetlands and deserts have obliterated civilization. They staunchly face genetically mutating beasts and mysterious diseases in an attempt to ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, exciting, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: jungle, post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, deadly virus, virus, isolation, distant future, plague, adventure, future dystopia, wilderness ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.5
 123K
Aeon Flux (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Brazil, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 400 years into the future, disease has wiped out the majority of the world's population, except one walled city, Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists. When Æon Flux, the top operative in the underground 'Monican' rebellion, is ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, strong female character, female killer, future dystopia, secret movement, martial arts, cyberpunk, strong female lead, rebelliousness, mysterious character, one against many, rebellion ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 477K
Oblivion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is ...
Style: twists and turns, futuristic, mind bending, cerebral, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, post apocalypse, apocalypse, dystopic future, space and aliens, resistance, mysterious character, vestiges of humanity, catastrophe, danger, disorder, alien encounter ...
Time: future
Place: new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, on the run, heroes, survival, battles, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, future dystopia, strong female character, rebellion, survival, society, distopia, fighting the system, against the odds, youth, adventure, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 125K
Reign of Fire (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In post-apocalyptic England, an American volunteer and a British survivor team up to fight off a brood of fire-breathing dragons seeking to return to global dominance after centuries of rest underground. The Brit -- leading a clan of survivors to ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dragon, deadly creature, apocalypse, heroic mission, survival, danger, heroes, deadly, chaos, castle, fire breathing dragon, demolished city ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 188K
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, vengeance, dystopic future, car chase, future dystopia, violence spree, heroes, chases and races, danger ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.4
 929
Neon City (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: "Mad Max" clone set in the not-too-distant future about a group of people trying to escape to a safe haven called Neon City after a solar disaster that has decimated the Earth.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, society, adventure, danger, deadly, chaos, apocalypse, mutant, bounty hunter, prostitute, handcuffed together, cloning ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 189K
After Earth (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, danger, adventure, survival, spacecraft, apocalypse, heroic mission, parents and children, human in outer space, young heroes, isolation, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
The Fifth Element (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, alien, future dystopia, save the world, space and aliens, good versus evil, heroic mission, dystopic future, adventure, end of the world, love, supernatural ability ...
Time: future, 1910s, 1990s, 90s
Place: egypt, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: post apocalypse, revolution, radiation, battles, ape, monkey, rebellion, survival, adventure, distopia, life is a bitch, imaginary ...
Time: future, 2000s, 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Terminator Salvation (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: All grown up in post-apocalyptic 2018, John Connor must lead the resistance of humans against the increasingly dominating militaristic robots. But when Marcus Wright appears, his existence confuses the mission as Connor tries to determine whether ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, cyborgs, dystopic future, man versus machine, save the world, killer robot, post apocalypse, cyberpunk, army, artificial intelligence, resistance, chaos ...
Time: future, 2010s, near future, 2000s, year 2003
Place: los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Time Machine (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Plot: time machine, time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, haunted by the past, imaginary, loneliness, hopes, society, utopia, loss of loved one, survival ...
Time: future, 19th century, 2000s, 2030s, near future ...
Place: new york, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 419K
Divergent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In a world divided into factions based on personality types, Tris learns that she's been classified as Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fighting the system, survival, future dystopia, youth, society, rebellion, danger, young heroes, rebelliousness, mentor, training, heroes ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: 'Hell' is the name of the hero of the story. He's a prisoner of the women who now run the USA after a nuclear/biological war. Results of the war are that mutants have evolved, and the human race is in danger of extinction due to ...
Style: humorous, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutant, apocalypse, rescue, future dystopia, post apocalypse, chaos, survival, heroic mission, adventure, save the world, technology gone awry, danger ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 2.9
 536
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, good versus evil, danger, against humanity, gang, rivalry, heroes, save the world, plague, apocalypse, survival, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: serious, exciting, 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 ⇓
25%
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The crew of an atomic submarine battle to save the world from global destruction.
Style: suspenseful, serious, talky, futuristic, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, submarine, survival, moral dilemma, rescue, betrayal, nuclear missile, danger, heroic mission, underwater, daring rescue, save the world ...
Time: future, frogman, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 347K
2012 (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, sentimental, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, catastrophe, tsunami, natural disaster, forces of nature, human existence, foreknowledge, destruction, evacuation, chaos, demolished city ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2012 ...
Place: las vegas, rio de janeiro, london, himalaya, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Hunger Games (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, disturbing, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: future dystopia, survival, young heroes, contests and competitions, against the odds, rivalry, youth, heroes, society, killings, death, trap ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
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