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 futuristic, suspenseful, serious and tense films with plots about danger, desert, chaos, heroes, murder, escapades and apocalypse mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like A Town Has Turned to Dust: TekWar: TekJustice (1994), Atomica (2017), Phoenix Point (2005), Black Road (2016), Aliens: Zone-X (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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Atomica (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 ...
Style: futuristic, tense, captivating, suspenseful, philosophical ...
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Time: future, near future
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Phoenix Point (2005)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
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, sex, science, destruction
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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
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Aliens: Zone-X (2015)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Park Ranger Don Morgan is torn from his routine life, when he stumbles upon a UFO visitation in the arid, deserted Park Area where he resides. An inexplicable, bizarre power outage knocks out all electronics and communications, stranding a carload ...
Style: tense, captivating, futuristic
Plot: ufo, alien, creature, psychological manipulation, paranormal phenomena, alien encounter, mirage, paranormal activity, manipulation, desert, alien contact, monster
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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: squad, desert, horse, sheriff, posse, badge, manhunt, settler, calf, whiskey, rifle, police ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century
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TekWar: TekLab (1994)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 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, exciting, serious
Plot: conspiracy, crimes, amateur detective, danger, state affairs, law enforcement
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: england, london
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The Aliens (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A UFO believer must choose between the aliens above he has never seen or the mysterious guide who appears in his campsite week after week.
Style: captivating, futuristic
Plot: ufo, desert, illegal alien, border, border crossing, alien contact, mystery, alien, camp, mysterious stranger, ufo sighting, drug smuggler ...
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The Return (1980)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 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, alien abduction, ufo, love interest, paranoia, mental institution, small community, animal, cave, pet dog, dog attack ...
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Hardware (1990)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
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, suspenseful, rough, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, killer robot, desert, survival, man versus machine, cyborgs, woman in danger, technology gone awry, technophobia, post apocalypse, distopia, violence ...
Time: future
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Solar Crisis (1990)
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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, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: future
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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 ...
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95ers: Time Runners (2013)
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Style: exciting, tense, serious, futuristic, suspenseful ...
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Time: future, year 2003
Place: usa
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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: serious, futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, epic
Audience: boys' night
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Z.P.G. (1972)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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: serious, thought provoking, controversial, futuristic, suspenseful ...
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Duration: 87 min.
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Sunshine (2007)
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Duration: 84 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
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Skeeter (1993)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, cult film
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Duration: 93 min.
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Style: futuristic, tense, captivating, disturbing, suspense
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Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: tense, enigmatic, suspense, captivating, psychotronic
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The Power (1968)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
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Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Screamers (1995)
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Country: Canada, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
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Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: suspense, psychological thriller, captivating, tense, disturbing ...
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