Movies like Malevil

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Malevil (1981)
 6.7
 685
Malevil (1981)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In southern France, in a quite little town, the mayor, who also owns a castle with some cattle, is in the wine cellar with some other people: the pharmacist, the veterinary, and some of his employees. As they are drinking wine, they hear a terrible noise and the heat's getting higher and higher. They don't realize what's happening: when they come out of the cellar, they realize that everything has burned, and all the buildings are destroyed...
Style: exciting, bleak, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, mountain, heroes, confined, cooking and food, train, fascism, starting over, mentally unstable, nuclear holocaust, danger, society, tunnel, chaos, isolation, escapades, escape, leadership, palaces castles and temples, catastrophe, distopia, nuclear explosion, ruins ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe

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Most similar movies to Malevil

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, bleak and tense films with plots about danger, escapades, survival, chaos, apocalypse, catastrophe and heroes mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Malevil: Ravagers (1979), 20 Years After (2008), Where Have All the People Gone (1974), Defense Condition 4 (1985), Contagion (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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 ...
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, deadly, confined, life is a bitch, catastrophe, graphic violence, cooking and food, escapades, crimes, gang, heroes ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
20 Years After (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the middle of nowhere, 20 years after an apocalyptic terrorist event that obliterated the face of the world!
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 ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Where Have All the People Gone (1974)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A strange series of solar flares proves fatal for inhabitants of the Earth, except for the fortunate few who are somehow immune from the effects. Animals go insane and human beings turn to white powder, leaving behind only empty clothing. A handful ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, catastrophe, distopia, escapades, danger, life is a bitch, chases and races, supernatural, family life, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature, demolished city ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 4.0
 668
Contagion (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 21st Century, terrorists have developed a new way to strike: disease. Not only have they created a deadly Level Four Ebola virus, their first victim is the President of the United States. The virus is particularly contagious and is spreading. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, survival, terrorism, state affairs, bio weapon, plague, deadly, undercover, race against time, danger, chaos, antidote ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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 ⇓
62%
 7.1
 14K
The Day After (1983)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The film portrays a fictional nuclear war between NATO forces and the Warsaw Pact that rapidly escalates into a full scale exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union, focusing on the residents of Lawrence, Kansas, and Kansas City, ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, thought provoking, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: cold war, radiation, apocalypse, catastrophe, survival, nuclear war, nuclear holocaust, small town, war, anti war, atrocity, warning ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: kansas, usa, soviet union, missouri, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Last Battle (1983)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The plot explores the devastation of civilization and issues of brutality, hostility and isolation. Pierre Jolivet stars as the main character (identified only as "The Man" in the end credits) who is menaced by "The Brute" ...
Style: bleak, stylized, atmospheric, experimental, serious ...
Plot: survival, battles, isolation, distopia, chaos, nuclear holocaust, danger, society, confined, life is a bitch, graphic violence, future dystopia ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, paris france, california, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 4K
On the Beach (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The world has finally managed to blow itself up and only Australia has been spared from nuclear destruction and a gigantic wave of radiation is floating in on the breezes. One American sub located in the Pacific has survived and is met with disdain ...
Style: tense, serious, suspense, exciting, gloomy ...
Plot: apocalypse, heroic mission, survival, race against time, save the world, nuclear, chaos, navy, danger, adventure, radiation, ocean or sea ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.9
 3K
The End (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of old friends gets together for a weekend in a mountain cabin. Years have gone by and yet nothing seems to have changed between them. But lurking behind the laughter and stories is a murky episode from the past that continues to haunt them. ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: survival, apocalypse, friendship, danger, isolation, haunted by the past, chaos, reunion, friends, escapades
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Ever Since the World Ended (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Twelve years ago, a plague swept through, wiping out most of the population; in San Francisco, only 186 people remain. Two of them use jury-rigged batteries to power a camera and make a documentary. We see a variety of approaches to survival, from ...
Style: tense, serious, bleak, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: survival, life is a bitch, danger, society, chaos, future dystopia, introspection, apocalypse, escapades, wilderness, survivor, plague ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.9
 916
Dragon Day (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Duke Evans, out of work NSA analyst, is evicted from his home he moves his family to his grandfather's old cabin. However here they are also threatened when a hellish cyber-attack is unleashed on the US rendering anything with a computer ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating
Plot: survival, invasion, danger, escapades, chaos and mayhem, crimes, immigrants, society, government agency, racism, unemployment, post apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: china, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The People Who Own the Dark (1976)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of rich businessmen and military officers who are partying in an old castle are spared when a nuclear war ravages the earth. When they venture out into the nearest town to search for food and supplies, they find most of the residents ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, post apocalypse, castle, brothel, apocalypse, danger, zombie, deadly, confined, escapades, supernatural, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
 838
The Last Train (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
Story: The Last Train is a British six-part post-apocalyptic television drama serial first broadcast on the ITV network in 1999. It has since been repeated on ITV2 in 1999/2001 and on numerous occasions on the UK Sci-Fi Channel. The serial was written by ...
Style: futuristic, gloomy, stylized, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: tribe, post apocalypse, survivor, danger, group of strangers, passenger, chaos, top secret, life is a bitch, society, escapades, confined ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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 ⇓
46%
The Chain Reaction (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Contaminated by a nuclear-plant spill, an Australian worker hides with a woman and tries to warn the public.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, car chase, contamination, radiation, chase, quarantine, conspiracy, survival, corporate crimes, apocalypse, danger, race against time ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Z for Zachariah (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Iceland, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the wake of a nuclear war, a young woman survives on her own, fearing she may actually be the proverbial last woman on earth, until she discovers the most astonishing sight of her life: another human being. A distraught scientist, he’s nearly ...
Style: tense, bleak, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: nuclear war, radiation, post apocalypse, love triangle, apocalypse, survivor, farm, survival, jealousy, human nature, chaos, religion ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Quantum Apocalypse (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of talented but rebellious 'rock-star scientists' find themselves in a race against time to save Earth when a comet makes an unexpected turn towards our blue planet where all life may cease to exist within days if our small town ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, danger, survival, forces of nature, chaos, collision, save the world, doomsday, tsunami, escapades, race against time ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 53K
Jericho (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Jericho is an American action/drama series that centers on the residents of the fictional town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of nuclear attacks on 23 major cities in the contiguous United States.
Style: captivating, twists and turns, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, small town, chaos, isolation, leadership, courage, danger, conspiracy, explosion, distopia, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 4K
Mutants (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A nasty virus has spread throughout the human race turning the population into something ...else. After a brief setup (and a messy hit and run) we’re introduced to an ambulance and its four occupants. Sonia (Helene de Fougerolles) and Marco ...
Style: bleak, tense, scary, rough, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie apocalypse, survival, zombie, deadly virus, mutation, danger, love and romance, deadly, life is a bitch, supernatural, isolation, infection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Extinction: The G.M.O. Chronicles (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Retrovirus, which was conceived as a tool for industrial genetic engineering, has gotten out of control and is spreading rapidly. While it crosses all organisms within our ecological system completely indiscriminately (mixing plant with animal and ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, scary, exciting
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, survivor, extinction, survival, isolation, epidemic, apocalypse, death, vestiges of humanity, danger, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.2
 538
Encrypt (2003)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 2068, the ozone layer is gone and the world is a wasteland. A band of mercenaries attempt to break into a Estate that is guarded by a automated defence system called "Encrypt" in order to steal priceless artwork.
Style: serious, futuristic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, survival, future dystopia, chaos, life is a bitch, escapades, androids and robots, apocalypse, man versus machine, soldier, society, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Left Behind III: World at War (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A year and a half ago the world was hit with the biggest catastrophe it had ever seen. Without warning and without explanation, hundreds of millions of people simply vanished off the face of the earth. The world was in chaos like it had never been ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, futuristic, suspense, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, political conspiracy, leadership, save the world, society, danger, race against time, state affairs, government agency, life is a bitch, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 4.2
 3K
Omega Doom (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After earth is taken over by an army of robots, the small number of humans left are forced into hiding. In the nuclear winter, only droids walk the face of the earth, in fear of the rumored human resurgence, and in search of a hidden cache of ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, stylized, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, disembodied head, severed head, androids, post apocalypse, a.i., man versus machine, danger, life is a bitch, technology gone awry, apocalypse, future dystopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.0
 755
Toxic Skies (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A doctor must find a cure for a viral epidemic that is spreading through vapors from jets.
Style: scary, exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: survival, race against time, life is a bitch, save the world, supernatural, future dystopia, plague, terminal illness, chaos, escapades, danger, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.4
 3K
Stranded (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A team of astronauts on the first mission to Mars crashes onto the surface, losing contact with Earth. With no other recourse, and help millions of miles away, the crew is forced to make desperate choices in order to stay alive. Will they be able to ...
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, serious, bleak, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, mars, spaceship crash, survival, heroic mission, save the world, adventure, alien encounter, danger, space and aliens, rescue, rescue team ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 408
Survive! (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sixteen plane crash survivors stranded in the Andes turn to cannibalism to stay alive. Based on a true story.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: survival, mountain, catastrophe, air disaster, cannibalism, heroes, gory, escapades, adventure, wilderness, danger, confined ...
Time: 70s
Place: andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.7
 573
Tides of War (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the cold, dark waters off North Korea a U.S. Navy fast attack submarine meets with a mysterious disaster - it's attacked and nearly sunk by an ominous stealth submarine resulting in the deaths of the Executive Officer and the Engineering ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, military life, survival, heroic mission, undercover, rivalry, government agency, leadership, race against time, rescue, military, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, korea, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Fire in the Sky (1978)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Astronomers discover a comet that they believe will crash into Phoenix, Arizona. They attempt to warn officials, but no one believes them.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, disaster movie ...
Plot: astronomer, catastrophe, forces of nature, apocalypse, rivalry, space and aliens, save the world, evil alien, alien encounter, celebrity culture, kidnapping, collision ...
Time: 70s
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 2.8
 639
Mutant World (2014)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A decade after a disastrous meteor impact wipes out most of society, a group of survivalists emerge to find themselves on a twisted version of the old Earth, with a nascent society besieged by vicious marauders, ferocious mutants, and the dreadful ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, survival, danger, deadly, chaos, deadly creature, apocalypse, future dystopia, escapades, imaginary, supernatural, graphic violence ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%