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Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It. (1970)
 4.2
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Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It. (1970)
Original name: Gas-s-s-s!
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A gas is let loose upon the world that kills anyone over 25 years old.
Style: humorous, offbeat, biting, futuristic, suspense, cynical, experimental, semi serious, psychotronic
Plot: pregnancy, rock, satire, catastrophe, end of the world, apocalypse, survival, gangsters, crimes, on the road, heroes, obsession, politics, music band, save the world, fascism, graphic violence, starting over, obsessive quest, love affair, experiment gone awry, danger, social differences, society, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, future, 1960s
Place: texas, alaska, new mexico

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, offbeat and futuristic films with plots about society, chaos, satire, apocalypse, danger, future dystopia and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Drama and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It.: A Boy and His Dog (1975), Visioneers (2008), Special (2006), Space Station 76 (2014), Teknolust (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Boy and His Dog (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in the year 2024 in post-apocalyptic America, 18-year old Vic and his telepathic dog Blood are scavengers in the desolate wilderness ravaged by World War 4, where survivors must battle for food, shelter, and sexual companionship in the ...
Style: cult film, futuristic, humorous, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: desert, dog, distopia, post apocalypse, survival, satire, nuclear holocaust, impregnation, telepathy, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: phoenix arizona, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the concept of "New America" in the year 2097, two decades after a nuclear apocalypse, Tex Kennedy, two robotic ex-secret service agents, and a female cannibal journey to find a famously dangerous area known as the "Threshold ...
Style: humorous, futuristic, dark humor, semi serious, political comedy
Plot: politics, satire, survival, save the world, escapades, apocalypse, future dystopia, danger, society, race against time, chaos, androids and robots ...
Time: future
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.0
 6K
Visioneers (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Visioneer George Washington Winsterhammerman lives a comfortable but monotonous life in this slightly futuristic black comedy. When people start exploding from stress and George is showing early symptoms, he's forced to examine his life. Taking ...
Style: surreal, futuristic, not serious, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: workplace, self discovery, estrangement, satire, future dystopia, society, golf, existentialism, fantasy world, dreams, loneliness, life philosophy ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.9
 5K
Special (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A lonely metermaid has a psychotic reaction to his medication and becomes convinced he's a superhero. A very select group of people in life are truly gifted. Special is a movie about everyone else.
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: delusion, hallucination, identity crisis, wannabe, dysfunctional character, society, misfit, mental illness, obsession, superhero, quitting a job, paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Space Station 76 (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A comedic drama about a group of people (and several robots) living on a space station in a 1970’s-version of the future. When a new Assistant Captain arrives, she inadvertently ignites tensions among the crew, prompting them to confront their ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, stylized, touching, light ...
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, infidelity, asteroid, couples, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, imaginary, space and aliens, introspection, oldies ...
Time: future, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.3
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Teknolust (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Anxious to use artificial life to improve the world, Rosetta Stone, a bio-geneticist creates a Recipe for Cyborgs and uses her own DNA in order to breed three Self Replicating Automatons, part human, part computer named Ruby, Olive and Marine.
Style: futuristic, semi serious, humorous, sexy, exciting ...
Plot: experiment gone awry, man versus machine, androids and robots, danger, future dystopia, fall in love, cloning, survival, siblings relations, apocalypse, technology gone awry, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ⇓
54%
Wild in the Streets (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Max Flatow is a precocious, social miscreant who has a way with home-made explosives. When he tires of these, he runs away from home only to emerge seven years later as Max Frost, the world's most popular entertainer. When Congressman John ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, biting, cynical, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, satire, congress, suburban life, teenage life, political unrest, rebelliousness, suburbs, rock, drug abuse, rally, stoners ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, u.s. capitol building, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.4
 882
Born in Flames (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: In a future where a socialist government gains power, a group of women decides to organize and rebel.
Style: bleak, offbeat, sincere, futuristic, dark humor ...
Plot: feminism, militant, revolution, working class, strong female presence, satire, society, rebelliousness, political unrest, discrimination, nudity (full frontal - brief), chaos ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa, united states, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Second Civil War (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a planeload of Pakistani orphans are shipped to his state for permanent relocation, the governor of Idaho (Beau Bridges, who won an Emmy) defies the president (Phil Hartman) and closes the state's border. News Net Television, a cable news ...
Style: cynical, biting, dark humor, futuristic, witty ...
Plot: politics, journalism, white house, translator, satire, terrorism, civil war, illegal immigration, militia, society, immigrants, betrayal ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: idaho, middle east, usa, pakistan, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 4K
Hi, Mom! (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Vietnam vet John Rubin returns to New York and rents a rundown flat in Greenwhich Village. It is in this flat that he begins to film, 'Peeping Tom' style, the people in the apartment across the street. His obsession with making films leads ...
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: pornography, opposites attract, couples, filmmaking, media satire, village, terrorism, celebrity culture, political unrest, obsession, state affairs, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, vietnam, usa, asia, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: futuristic, psychological, stylized, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: ice age, isolation, future dystopia, rivalry, danger, life is a bitch, society, chaos, survival, apocalypse, obsession, glacier ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
David Holzman's Diary (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: This fake documentary which appears quite real on the surface is about a young man making a movie about his everyday life and discovering something important about himself and his reality. This film is not a real documentary or is it?
Style: biting, experimental, suspense, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsession, vietnam war, voyeurism, satire, gory, cause and meaning, coming of age, self discovery, showbiz, social decay, media satire ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
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Duration: 106 min.
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Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 136 min.
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Style: intellectual, thought provoking, cerebral, humorous, offbeat ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Superstarlet A.D. (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: The world has ended. All that is left behind are individual beauty cults, groups of girls seeking safety and identity in numbers. Basing their bond on hair color and giving themselves strangely evocative gang names, the blond Phayrays (King Kong), ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, semi serious, offbeat ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.9
 620
Human Highway (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
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Style: humorous, offbeat, surreal, exciting, not serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 8K
Nowhere (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: surreal, futuristic, stylized, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Country: USA
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Style: bleak, suspenseful, futuristic, serious
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, life is a bitch, chaos, future dystopia, pregnancy, escapades, danger, society, babies and infants, apocalypse, distopia ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Weekend (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: biting, suspense, tense, witty, clever ...
Plot: traffic jam, weekend, satire, murder, surrealism, on the road, cannibalism, terrorism, fighting the system, chaos, revolution, collision ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The American Way (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of Vietnam vets disturbs television programs from a B-29 airplane. They want to sabotage Mrs Westinghouse's political campaign who is running for the Senate in support of US military involvement in South America. Mrs Westinghouse orders ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, biting ...
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Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
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Style: semi serious, stylized, witty, clever, cynical ...
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Time: future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 254K
The World's End (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: witty, humorous, absurd, twists and turns, dark humor ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1990
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Bed Sitting Room (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: humorous, offbeat, stylized, dark humor, surreal ...
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Time: future
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.1
 587
Deadland (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the radiation-infected aftermath of World War III, one man's desperate attempt to find his wife in the wastelands that were once the United States inspires his fellow survivors to fight for humanity. The bomb has dropped, and in the blink of ...
Style: suspense, captivating, psychological, tense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, missing person, chaos, danger, apocalypse, society, life is a bitch, escapades, plague, journey, murder, violence ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 5K
CQ (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Italy, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young filmmaker in 1960s Paris juggles directing a cheesy sci-fi debacle, directing his own personal art film, coping with his crumbling relationship with his girlfriend, and a new-found infatuation with the sci-fi film's starlet.
Style: stylized, surreal, sexy, semi serious, futuristic ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsession, showbiz, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, starlet, nudity (full frontal - brief), secret agents, film within a film, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, lone hero ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, future, 1960s ...
Place: europe, france, italy, paris france, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.3
 1K
Grassroots (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Grant Cogswell, a liberal music critic decides to run for city council against a popular black incumbent and is assisted by a reporter who recently lost his job. Initially given no chance, things turn dark when Cogswell makes it into the general ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
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Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.6
 350
Ravagers (1979)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic world divided between two groups called the Flockers and the Ravagers, an adventurer and his "pleasure girl" try to find their way to a rumored safe haven called the Land of Genesis.
Style: serious, exciting, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
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Time: future, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, danger, adventure, survival, escapades, gang war, cannibalism ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 30K
Tank Girl (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on the British cult comic-strip, our tank-riding anti-heroine fights a mega-corporation, which controls the world's water supply.
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, semi serious, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: desert, future dystopia, female fighter, save the world, female warrior, female protagonist, chaos, danger, good versus evil, chases and races, society, master villain ...
Time: future, 2030s, near future, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%