Movies like A Town Has Turned to Dust

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A Town Has Turned to Dust (1998)
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A Town Has Turned to Dust (1998)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a futuristic desert hamlet, a ruthless town boss lynches a falsely accused Native American teen, setting the stage for revolt and a clash with a troubled, drunken sheriff.
Style: futuristic
Plot: desert, sheriff, mining, settlement

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, futuristic, serious and psychotronic films with plots about danger, desert, apocalypse, heroes, chases and races, catastrophe and chaos mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like A Town Has Turned to Dust: Half Life (2017), TekWar: TekJustice (1994), Bounty Killer (2013), Black Road (2016), Hardware (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Half Life (2017)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In the near future, when communications go offline at a remote nuclear power plant isolated in the desert, a young safety inspector, Abby Dixon, is forced to fly out to bring them back online. Once inside the facility, mysterious clues and strange ...
Plot: nuclear, desert, strong female lead, scientist, nuclear power, radiation, insanity, nuclear power plant
Time: future, near future
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95%
TekWar: TekJustice (1994)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 21st Century detective Jake Cardigan is arrested for murdering the husband of his ex-wife. It seems like a frame up, yet Cardigan refuses to let the authorities investigate further or even deny any involvement in the killing.
Style: futuristic
Time: 2040s, 21st century
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92%
Bounty Killer (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It’s been 20 years since the corporations took over the world’s governments. Their thirst for power and profits led to the Corporate Wars, a fierce global battle that laid waste to society as we know it. Born from the ash, the Council of Nine ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspense, semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, hitman, society, future dystopia, danger, deadly, desert, small town, chases and races, strong violent content, sexual content, profanity ...
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87%
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Black Road (2016)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In 2029, a cyborg drifter risks his life to protect a woman from her demented ex. Set in a lawless coastal town after Oregon secedes from the Union.
Style: futuristic
Plot: cult, drugs, woman in a bikini, cyborgs
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85%
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Hardware (1990)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mark 13 is a government-built killing machine programmed with artificial intelligence, able to repair and recharge itself from any energy source. Through a series of coincidences, the cyborg's head ends up in the home of a sculptress as a ...
Style: cult film, bleak, futuristic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, killer robot, desert, survival, man versus machine, violence, woman in danger, cyborgs, technophobia, technology gone awry, post apocalypse, distopia ...
Time: future
Place: new york
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69%
 6.3
 32K
The Arrival (1996)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zane Ziminski is an astrophysicist who receives a message that seems to have extraterrestrial origins. Eerily soon after his discovery, Zane is fired. He then embarks on a search to determine the origins of the transmission that leads him into a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, conspiracy, world domination, astronomer, alien encounter, foot chase, global warming, heroic mission, space and aliens, danger, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america
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66%
Stranger on the Run (1967)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A drifter finds himself wrongly accused of murder by a power-crazed sheriff. The sheriff gives him a horse, some supplies, and a one-hour head start into the desert, then he will send his murderous posse after him.
Plot: horse, sheriff, posse, desert, squad, whiskey, gunfighter, alcoholic, alcohol, drunk, barn, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
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60%
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TekWar: TekLab (1994)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The actual sword of Excalibur has been stolen in London, and futuristic detectives Jake Cardigan and Sid Gomez are assigned to track it down and to find out who is trying to block the British reign from its rightful heir.
Style: futuristic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Plot: conspiracy, law enforcement, state affairs, danger, crimes, amateur detective
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: london, england
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59%
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Phoenix Point (2005)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Story: When the apocalypse arrives, it takes the form of a biochemical virus. All social structures break down and a new world order emerges from the heart of the desert. As chaos sets in, we follow the adventures of some unlikely survivors, all searching ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: desert, virus, apocalypse, science, destruction, sex
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59%
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The Return (1980)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two young children and an adult in a small town have an encounter with an alien spaceship. 25 years later the children are reunited as adults in the same town which is now beset by strange cattle mutilations. Matters become worse when the cattle ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: sheriff, alien abduction, alien, mental institution, cattle, farm, country, ufo, animal, cave, dog attack, paranoia ...
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56%
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Time Runners (2013)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Time is unraveling, paradoxes are everywhere, and strangers with terrifying technologies are on the hunt. A thrilling, original, ultra indie full-length sci-fi movie that is the story of Sally Biggs, an FBI agent who has the power to rewind time. ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, tense, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: precognition, time travel, changing the past or future, mystery, good versus evil, race against time, law enforcement, imaginary, danger, rivalry, superhuman powers, woman in danger ...
Time: future, year 2003
Place: usa
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55%
 4.0
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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, bleak, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, catastrophe, astronaut, space travel, bomb, race against time, danger, rescue, apocalypse, survival, artificial intelligence, sun ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Alien Avengers II (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Weird things are happening in the town of Justice, Arizona: three sheriffs have disappeared, and someone is killing the rancher's livestock in a bizarre, ritualistic fashion. Locals believe the incidents were caused by aliens... But a visiting ...
Plot: sheriff, alien, decapitation
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51%
 3.9
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Megaville (1990)
Genre: 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: hitman, assassination, society, future dystopia, police officer, smuggler, working undercover, profanity, soldier, danger, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: future
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49%
 7.2
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Sunshine (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fifty years into the future, the sun is dying, and Earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun — but the mission fails. Seven years later, a new team is sent to finish the mission as mankind’s last ...
Style: futuristic, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, save the world, sun, danger, self sacrifice, expedition, astronaut, isolation, heroic mission, bomb ...
Time: future, 21st century
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48%
Android Apocalypse (2006)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Machines have taken over, but left humans thinking that they are still the ones in charge. The androids need humans because of the human brain fluid; without it the android brains can't work. Until the mad scientist finds out how to make this ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, serious, bleak, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, prison, man versus machine, a.i., escapades, save the world, race against time, androids and robots, chaos, future dystopia, survival, technology gone awry ...
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47%
Countdown: Jerusalem (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A journalist searches for her daughter as a series of catastrophic disasters push a destabilized society toward the brink of global war.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, futuristic, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing child, antichrist, apocalypse, chaos, daring rescue, race against time, danger, journalism, reporter, prayer, tattoo, cult ...
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem
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44%
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Screamers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: (SIRIUS 6B, Year 2078) On a distant mining planet ravaged by a decade of war, scientists have created the perfect weapon: a blade-wielding, self-replicating race of killing devices known as Screamers designed for one purpose only -- to hunt down and ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, androids and robots, future dystopia, genetically altered, nuclear, alien planet, soldier, struggle for survival, chaos, danger, heroic mission, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, 21st century
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44%
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 6.5
 7K
Phase IV (1974)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Arizona ants mock the food chain on their way to a desert lab to get two scientists and a woman.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, cult film, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, time lapse photography, science, murder, ant, scientist, danger, dangerous animal, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, save the world ...
Place: arizona
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42%
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Skeeter (1993)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: As the result of a corrupt businessman's illegal toxic waste dumping, a small desert town is beset by a deadly swarm of huge bloodthirsty mutant mosquitoes!
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, death, motorcycle, sheriff, heroes, deadly creature, superhuman powers, supernatural, crimes, superhero, righting the wronged, breeding ...
Time: 90s
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41%
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Air (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the near future, breathable air is nonexistent. Virtually all of humanity has disappeared, and those chosen to reestablish society reside in a controlled state of suspended animation. Two engineers tasked with guarding the last hope for mankind ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, ambiguous ending, suspense, dark ...
Plot: isolation, survival, distopia, apocalypse, humanity, bunker, contamination, science, freezing, save the world, laboratory, alternate reality ...
Time: future
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41%
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Futureworld (1976)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two years after the Westworld tragedy in the Delos amusement park, the corporate owners have reopened the park following over $1 billion in safety and other improvements. For publicity purposes, reporters Chuck Browning and Tracy Ballard are invited ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, danger, robot as menace, investigation, cloning, conspiracy, journalist, reporter, man versus machine, society, rivalry, leadership ...
Time: 70s, 80s, near future
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41%
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Zenith (2010)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a hellish future where human beings have become stupefied by the state of permanent happiness they have been genetically altered to experience, Jack offers relief via drugs that cause his customers the welcome phenomenon of pain. But when Jack ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, mind bending, surreal, serious ...
Plot: mind game, conspiracy, investigation, uncover truth, track down, obsession, life is a bitch, crimes, love and romance, dishonesty, fall in love, chases and races ...
Time: future
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40%
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Dark Country (2009)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A couple en route from Las Vegas are forced to deal with a body out in the desert making their honeymoon one hellish ride.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: honeymoon, desert, murder, sheriff, on the road, destiny, crimes, deadly, investigation, danger, disorder, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
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40%
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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: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, thought provoking, controversial ...
Plot: pregnancy, contamination, distopia, overpopulation, birth control, robot, future dystopia, missing child, family life, against the odds, life is a bitch, androids and robots ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Terminal Voyage (1994)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: It is 2035 A.D. and the final countdown has begun for a voyage that will reach across the vastness of outer space -- to explore the nearest Earth-Like planet. An international crew has been placed in cryogenic suspended animation for the journey. ...
Style: futuristic
Plot: space travel, space opera, spacecraft, post nuclear, post apocalypse, outer space, trapped in space
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39%
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The Power (1968)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: One by one members of a special project team are being killed by telekinesis - the ability to move things with the power of the mind alone. The race is on to determine which of the remaining team members is the murderer and to stop them.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychotronic
Plot: murder, telekinesis, mind control, dishonesty, deadly, hidden identity, supernatural, danger, supernatural ability, violence spree, laboratory, multiple suspects ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Phoenix Incident (2015)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A number of 'missing person' cases are reported in Phoenix, Arizona when an unexplained light appears in the sky one night in 1997.
Style: tense, enigmatic, captivating, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: ufo, alien, desert, military, conspiracy, found footage, camera, missing person, missing, danger, investigation, death ...
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
TekWar: TekLords (1994)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drug lords take over the empire left by convicted Sonny Hokori.
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: crimes, criminal heroes
Time: future, 2040s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Forbin is the designer of an incredibly sophisticated computer that will run all of America's nuclear defenses. Shortly after being turned on, it detects the existence of Guardian, the Soviet counterpart, previously unknown to US Planners. Both ...
Style: cult film, suspenseful, gloomy, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: scientist, man versus machine, catastrophe, artificial intelligence, cold war, computer, ultimatum, nuclear threat, mathematics, super computer, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
Place: canada, washington d.c., moscow russia, colorado, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%