Movies like Z.P.G.

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Z.P.G. (1972)
 5.6
 1K
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. stands for Zero Population Growth.)
Style: thought provoking, bleak, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, psychotronic, controversial
Plot: birth control, pregnancy, robot, distopia, overpopulation, contamination, apocalypse, legal action, politics, androids and robots, family relations, utopia, missing child, family life, life is a bitch, adoption, rebellion, fighting the system, rivalry, society, chaos, babies and infants, family problems, custody, against the odds ...
Time: future, 21st century, distant future

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, futuristic and bleak films with plots about future dystopia, society, life is a bitch, chaos, danger, escapades and post apocalypse mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Z.P.G.: 2047: Sights of Death (2014), 20 Years After (2008), Android Apocalypse (2006), THX 1138 (1971), Automatic (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
2047: Sights of Death (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The year is 2047. Our planet is ruled by the repressive Confederate Central Government (CCG). Ryan is a Green War rebel agent sent on a mission by Sponge to collect evidence against the CCG for its heinous crimes. Ryan soon faces the sinister ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, tense, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, social decay, heroic mission, heroes, rebellion, rebelliousness, chaos, rivalry, society, life is a bitch, save the world, totalitarianism ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ 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: serious, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, life is a bitch, chaos, escapades, society, future dystopia, pregnancy, apocalypse, babies and infants, distopia, ventriloquist dummy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, bleak, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, prison, chaos, future dystopia, technology gone awry, a.i., escapades, man versus machine, survival, save the world, race against time, androids and robots ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.7
 51K
THX 1138 (1971)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: People in the future live in a totalitarian society. A technician named THX 1138 lives a mundane life between work and taking a controlled consumption of drugs that the government uses to make puppets out of people. As THX is without drugs for the ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: distopia, totalitarianism, prison, utopia, future dystopia, fighting the system, dystopic future, technology gone awry, chaos, surveillance, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 793
Automatic (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robgen industries newest security system is "The J Series Automatic", an android model designed and programmed to protect humans from violent attacks. But one night, an Automatic named J269 discovers a Robgen executive trying to rape a ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, martial arts, skyscraper, crimes, on the run, rebellion, rivalry, law enforcement, murder, cons and scams, frame up, chaos ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Robot Holocaust (1987)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Neo, a drifter from the atomic-blasted wastelands, arrives with his klutzy robot sidekick at a factory where slaves labor to fuel the sinister Dark One's Power Station. There, he meets a comely woman who convinces him to help rescue her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting
Plot: robot, mutant, man versus machine, revolution, rebellion, heroes, rescue, master and servant, escapades, rivalry, society, power relations ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.4
 118
Index Zero (2014)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 2035, United States of Europe. Some humans are not sustainable anymore.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, futuristic, stylized ...
Plot: against the odds, survival, rebellion, future dystopia, escapades, life is a bitch, fighting the system, social decay, chaos, wilderness, on the road, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.7
 157
2084 (2009)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Not much left since the world died. That's what they called it the day the virus took over and people went inside, never to leave their homes again. Soon after that, the last of the food was gone, the last drop of gas was used up, the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense ...
Plot: apocalypse, isolation, survival, plague, chaos, confined, mosquito, food shortage, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
 4.0
 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: serious, exciting, stylized, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, post apocalypse, cyborgs, androids, super soldier, society, space and aliens, a.i., life is a bitch, escapades, rivalry, man versus machine ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.3
 174K
Surrogates (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, robot, future dystopia, androids and robots, technology gone awry, utopia, dystopic future, distopia, clones, murder, investigation, computer genius ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2017
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.2
 8K
White Wall (2010)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the near future, everything has changed. Basic human rights have become the rarest of luxuries. No one knows when this started but everyone knows how. The VXII, the deadliest virus ever created, spread like wildfire and decimated the majority of ...
Style: serious, rough, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, survival, life is a bitch, society, future dystopia, rivalry, escapades, heroes, bounty hunter, secret, tough heroes, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.2
 570
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, suspenseful, captivating, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, rivalry, future dystopia, life is a bitch, chaos, androids and robots, escapades, soldier, man versus machine, apocalypse, society, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Cyborg 3: The Recycler (1994)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Prepare yourself for the all too deadly future. Cash, the heroine of Cyborg 2, is living safe in the free zone. But not for long. Biomechanical problems are taking down her systems and a visit to a doctor in Silica confirms her worst fears. She is ...
Style: serious, rough, futuristic, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, chase, prostitute, pregnancy, battles, biker gang, chaos, track down, motorcycle gang, androids, post apocalypse, cyberpunk ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 27K
Screamers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, 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, scary, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, apocalypse, nuclear, cyborgs, future dystopia, struggle for survival, chaos, heroic mission, alien planet, battles, soldier, genetically altered ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.8
 298K
Gattaca (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, intellectual, neo noir, twists and turns ...
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, future dystopia, genetics, discrimination, paraplegic, philosophy, society, eugenics, heart disease, space travel, destiny ...
Time: future, near future
Place: detroit, riviera, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Handmaid's Tale (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In a dystopicly polluted rightwing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.
Style: thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, sexy, dark fantasy ...
Plot: political unrest, distopia, surrogate mother, rebellion, pregnancy, slavery, sexism, rape, escape, paranoia, impregnation, politics ...
Time: future
Place: canada, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.7
 4K
Natural City (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Two cops, R and Noma, hunt down renegade cyborgs. Cyborgs are used as commandos by the military, as lust objects and for companionship. Normaly they have a limited lifespan of three years but black market technology is being developed to be able to ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, cyborgs, robot as menace, androids and robots, future dystopia, computers and web, a.i., rivalry, society, save the world, man versus machine, technology gone awry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II (1994)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the backdrop of Earths polluted future a female FBI agent removes Danner, a pleasure android from an asylum in order to coerce him into helping her hunt down the criminal psychopath Plughead. But Plughead who has tangled with Danner before has ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, androids and robots, chaos, psychopath, master villain, good versus evil, society, man versus machine, space and aliens, fighting crime, superhero, crimes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 1K
Gone (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After the rapture, three lawyers struggle to survive.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: legal, hopes, religions or cults, chaos, life is a bitch, save the world, escapades, destiny, future dystopia, apocalypse, lawyer, christian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.8
 254
Megaville (1990)
Genre: Mystery, 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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, society, future dystopia, police officer, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), amateur detective, law enforcement, soldier, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.7
 799
Planet Earth (1974)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Planet Earth is a sequel to Gene Roddenberry's Genesis II (1973) made-for-TV movie, in which a NASA scientist, Dylan Hunt, is revived from suspended animation in the post-nuclear war United States. In Planet Earth, Dylan is now a sworn member ...
Style: serious, exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: suspended animation, post apocalypse, matriarchy, time travel, kidnapping, battle zone, society, rivalry, heroes, space and aliens, escapades, rescue ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Ultimate Warrior (1975)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Only a few people still live in New York in 2015. They are organized in gangs with their own turf. One of them is led by Baron, another one by Carrot, and they are constantly at war with each other.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, plague, pregnancy, apocalypse, distopia, post apocalypse, chaos, survival, life is a bitch, escapades, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Adrenalin: Fear the Rush (1996)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In a not-too-distant future, a lethal virus sweeps across Europe, prompting the creation of quarantine refugee camps in the United States. Police officers Delon (Natasha Henstridge) and Lemieux (Christopher Lambert) learn of a grisly murder in the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, futuristic, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: future dystopia, virus, survival, chaos, investigation, life is a bitch, quarantine, race against time, catastrophe, plague, fantasy world, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: boston, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 980
Genesis II (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A scientist who has been preserved in suspended animation wakes up to find himself in a primitive society in the future.
Style: exciting, thought provoking, futuristic, serious, psychotronic
Plot: cave, nasa, rebellion, suspended animation, revolution, sent to the future, chaos, survival, man versus machine, adventure, society, race against time ...
Time: future, 70s, 22nd century
Place: new mexico, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.2
 2K
Mindwarp (1991)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Revolting mutants hunt human outcasts and underground fighters (Bruce Campbell, Marta Alicia) in a future world of mind control.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, futuristic, twists and turns ...
Plot: virtual reality, future dystopia, post nuclear, rebel, mutant, rivalry, confined, parasite, slave, slavery, trap, cult leader ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 11K
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: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, conspiracy, robot as menace, cloning, investigation, reporter, journalist, man versus machine, society, technology gone awry, chaos, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 70s, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.5
 100
Quarantine (1989)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a futuristic society being decimated by plague, a fascist movement seizes power and quarantines not only the plague victims, but anyone related to them. Rebels trying to assassinate a particularly reactionary senator stumble onto a computer ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, plague, quarantine, concentration camp, cyberpunk, infection, disease, virus, contamination, chaos, inventions and discoveries, graphic violence ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.3
 6K
Robot Jox (1989)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 50 years after a nuclear war, the two superpowers handle territorial disputes in a different way. Each fields a giant robot to fight one-on-one battles in official matches, each piloted by a man inside, known as robot jockeys or jox. The contest for ...
Style: mecha, futuristic, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, giant robots, robot, post apocalypse, technology gone awry, man versus machine, future dystopia, heroic mission, space and aliens, survival, save the world, destiny ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Brave New World (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 415 min.
TV show
Story: In a utopia whose perfection hinges upon control of monogamy and privacy, members of the collective begin to question the rules, putting their regimented society on a collision course with forbidden love and revolution.
Style: surprise ending, futuristic, thought provoking, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: future dystopia, life is a bitch, distopia, utopia, dystopic future, genetic engineering, society, politics, social differences, satire, totalitarianism, rescue ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.7
 719
Digital Man (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An out-of-control robot is inadvertently set loose in a small community, and a crack squad of soldiers are sent to hunt it down. Gradually, the members of the squad begin to suspect that some of them are robots.
Style: bleak, stylized, futuristic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: soldier, heroes, terminator, robot, life is a bitch, androids and robots, escapades, society, man versus machine, a.i., terrorism, rivalry ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%