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The War of the Worlds: Next Century (1981)
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The War of the Worlds: Next Century (1981)
Original name: Wojna Światów - Następne Stulecie
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Film opens on December 18, 1999, just a few days before the dawn of the new century. A local reporter, Iron Idem, announces that the Martians have landed. Shortly after that his program loses its independence: he is given the script telling the crowds how to welcome the invaders.
Style: surreal, allegory, cult film
Plot: martian, distopia, surrealism, post apocalypse, police, underground, rock concert, christmas, alien, court, church, alien contact, elevator, television, media, newscaster, newspaper, confession, chainsaw, oppression, propaganda, jail cell, brainwashing, media manipulation, courtroom ...
Time: future, 90s, year 1999, 1990s

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Most similar movies to The War of the Worlds: Next Century

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychotronic, futuristic and suspenseful films with plots about distopia, murder, police, post apocalypse, death, alien and surrealism mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The War of the Worlds: Next Century: The Invasion (2007), Golem (1980), Kamikaze 1989 (1982), The Killings at Outpost Zeta (1980), Liquid Dreams (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Invasion (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Washington, D.C. psychologist Carol Bennell and her colleague Dr. Ben Driscoll are the only two people on Earth who are aware of an epidemic running rampant through the city. They discover an alien virus aboard a crashed space shuttle that ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, psychological, intense ...
Plot: alien, alien invasion, epidemic, save the world, psychiatrist, virus, invasion, infected, survival, female protagonist, transformation, alien encounter ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: washington d.c., usa, russia
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Golem (1980)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Poland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film is set in a terrorizing world of the future, where technology commands the movements of individuals, supervised by the doctors, carrying out a program to improve the human race. Thus, instead of doctors creating a monster, the monsters are ...
Style: surreal, serious, stylized, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: surrealism, post apocalypse, underground, androids and robots, life is a bitch, chase, rivalry, mad scientist, man versus machine, society, inventions and discoveries, disorder ...
Time: future
Place: poland
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93%
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Kamikaze 1989 (1982)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a totalitarian society of the future, in which the government controls all facets of the media, a homicide detective investigates a string of bombings, and finds out more than he bargained for.
Style: art house, parody, intellectual
Plot: cyberpunk, resistance fighter, police officer, surveillance, crime investigation, totalitarian state, police, distopia, surrealism, post apocalypse, bomb, prosecution ...
Time: future, year 1989
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69%
O-Bi, O-Ba - The End of Civilization (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Poland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Set in an underground dungeon inhabited by bundled, ragged human beings, after the nuclear holocaust. The story follows the wanderings of a hero through the situations of survival. People wait for the Ark to arrive and rescue them while their ...
Style: art house, ambiguous ending, psychotronic, cult film, weird
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, distopia, hopes, winter, underground, surrealism, paranoia, dungeon, bible, frozen body, balloon ...
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Killings at Outpost Zeta (1980)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A team of men and women investigate the mysterious deaths of two previous expeditions to a strategically important but barren world.
Style: cult film
Plot: monster, spacecraft, creature, alien, outer space
Time: future
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43%
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Liquid Dreams (1991)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a slightly future America, a woman goes to the big city to visit with her sister, who is dead in her apartment. In order to find out what happened to her sister, she gets a job working at a dance club, a lower notch in the strip joint circuit. ...
Style: psychotronic, erotic, weird, cult film
Plot: stripper, strip club, making love, sex scene, dance club, death of sister, murder, sadist, sister sister relationship, violence, taxi, undercover cop ...
Time: near future, future
Place: kansas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Death Watch (1980)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Roddy has a camera implanted in his brain. He is then hired by a television producer to film a documentary of terminally ill Katherine, without her knowledge. His footage will then be run on the popular TV series, "Death Watch".
Style: serious, bleak, psychological, futuristic, neo noir ...
Plot: terminal illness, television, fictional reality show, surveillance, cyberpunk, distopia, tv reporter, ex husband ex wife relationship, chaos, fighting the system, life is a bitch, tragic hero ...
Time: future, 80s, near future
Place: glasgow scotland, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: bleak, futuristic, rough, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, post apocalypse, cyborgs, apocalypse, killer robot, distopia, desert, robot, violence, survival, man versus machine, woman in danger ...
Time: future
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Beyond White Space (2018)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a deep space fishing vessel is robbed by a gang of pirates, the Captain makes a daring decision to go after a rare and nearly extinct species. His obsession propels them further into space as the crew spins toward mutiny and betrayal.
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, tense, futuristic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, black market, deep space, harvest, outer space, alien, space travel, giant monster, fight, spacecraft, alien creature, alien monster ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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41%
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 2K
The Dark (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: At night the Mangler stalks the streets of Los Angeles, killing and mutilating random victims. On the trail are a TV reporter, the father of one of the victims, and a police detective, but despite their efforts only the mysterious psychic DeRenzy ...
Style: twist ending, slasher, psychotronic, weird
Plot: alien, murder, monster, evil alien, creature feature, invasion, supernatural, exploitation, police, father, grieving father, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.0
 67
Quito 2023 (2013)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Ecuador
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Is the year 2023. Quito has been walled by Leonardo Ponce, a military dictator that took control of the city in the early 2010's. A group of revolutionaries led by Marcos and Santiago are on the verge of giving a coup d'état. Just hours ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious
Plot: revolutionary, military, coup d'etat, revolution, dictatorship, power struggle, war, distopia, underground, dystopic future, subversion
Time: future, near future
Place: south america
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35%
 2.8
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Synapse (2021)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An addicted memory dealer is chased relentlessly by federal narcotics agents bent on keeping the secrets he has locked in his mind hidden.
Style: neo noir
Plot: terminator, technology, memory, drugs, police, mafia, thrill ride, blood
Time: future
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35%
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Zone 414 (2021)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the near future on a colony of state-of-the-art robots, a private investigator is hired by the colony's creator to bring his missing daughter home.
Style: futuristic, tense, disturbing, captivating, neo noir ...
Plot: androids and robots, cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, androids, distopia, investigation, uncover truth, humanoid robot, sleuth, mystery, a.i., disappearance ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Goliad Uprising (2012)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Shannon Lark stars as Ariel Loner who uses her lovers to achieve her goal of thwarting the one man she hasn't been able to manipulate. Her web of seduction captures the handsome David (Aaron Weisinger) and leads him on a run for their lives as ...
Plot: distopia, satire, riot, technology, post apocalypse, science, political satire, espionage, cyberspace, hacker, murder
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Lifeform (1996)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the Viking space capsule suddenly returns to Earth from its long ago trip to Mars, it brings with it an intelligent visitor that is part "Alien" and part "ET". Encased in armor, it extends a human like form from its shell to ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: mars, evil alien, monster, military, soldier, egg, alien, alien encounter, chaos, nasa, benign alien, space and aliens ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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34%
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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, futuristic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: distopia, birth control, robot, survival, contamination, overpopulation, pregnancy, legal action, rebellion, androids and robots, unsupportive spouse, fighting the system ...
Time: future, distant future, 21st century
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33%
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The Running Man (1987)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight ...
Style: rough, futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, cyberpunk, dystopic future, chase, prison, future dystopia, rivalry, tough heroes, resistance, gadget, dishonesty, prison escape ...
Time: future, near future, 80s, year 2017, year 2019 ...
Place: los angeles, california
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32%
The Prototype (2022)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA, Argentina
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A government agent stumbles upon an alien conspiracy to conquer Earth. Using a blue liquid created by the aliens to make soldiers stronger, he becomes The Prototype-the only hope for mankind.
Plot: alien, prototype
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Y2K (1999)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It's millennium eve. At the stroke of midnight the Y2K computer bug kicks in, causing widespread chaos in the US.
Plot: computer, evacuation, disaster, nuclear power plant, catastrophe
Time: year 2000, 90s, turn of the century, year 1999, 2000s
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32%
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Zenith (2010)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
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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: surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, experimental, serious ...
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Time: future
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31%
The Day Mars Invaded Earth (1962)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Martians replace scientist & his family to pave way for invasion.
Style: psychotronic, christmas horror
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Anon (2018)
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in a near-future world where there is no privacy, ignorance or anonymity, our private memories are recorded and crime almost ceases to exist. In trying to solve a series of unsolved murders, Sal Frieland stumbles onto a young woman who appears ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, mind bending, neo noir ...
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Time: future
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30%
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Liquid Sky (1982)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her female, androgynous, bisexual nymphomaniac lover, a fashion model. The aliens soon find the human ...
Style: psychedelic, surreal, disturbing, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: alien, heroin, space and aliens, surrealism, lgbt, androgyny, rape, cyberpunk, addiction, gays and lesbians, fashion, exploitation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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30%
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Project Grey (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's fear that they seek! Dr. Schroder listens to her criminally insane patient as he recounts the story of the murder of his four friends. Chip implants, government mind control, Russian military, and Alien visitors form the puzzle pieces of ...
Plot: alien, psychiatric patient, russian spy, government conspiracy, jealousy, mind control, ufo, alien technology, fbi, revenge, infidelity, mental institution ...
Place: siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
City of Shadows (1987)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the same vein as Cain and Abel, here we have two brothers, one a renegade cop and the other a murderer with a taste for little boys. The brothers come to blows, from which only one can walk away.
Style: surprise ending, neo noir
Plot: exploitation, diner, death, police, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, police lieutenant, kidnapping, pizza delivery boy, prostitute, child murder, masochist ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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29%
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The Wave (2019)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A man on the verge of a promotion takes a mysterious hallucinogenic drug that begins to tear down his reality and expose his life for what it really is.
Style: psychedelic, surreal, captivating, suspense, unusual plot structure ...
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29%
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Mortal Sins (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A thriller directed by Bradford May focusing on a catholic priest dealing with a serial killer's confession and a murder investigation.
Plot: serial killer, priest, police, murder, police detective, confession, catholic priest, crucifix, catholic church, church, nun, religion ...
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28%
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Strange Days (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, suspense, cerebral, exciting ...
Plot: cyberpunk, virtual reality, murder, violence, conspiracy, distopia, rape, white male black female relationship, haunted by the past, uncover truth, police brutality, law enforcement ...
Time: future, year 1999, 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, futuristic, intellectual, atmospheric ...
Plot: distopia, utopia, future dystopia, totalitarianism, dystopic future, surveillance, post apocalypse, cyberpunk, prison, alone in the world, fighting the system, prison escape ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Last Days of Man on Earth (1973)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After the death of his Nobel Prize-winning father, billionaire physicist Jerry Cornelius becomes embroiled in the search for the mysterious "Final Programme", developed by his father. The programme, a design for a perfect, self-replicating ...
Style: depressing, exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: computer expert, immortality, stock exchange, nuclear holocaust, brother murders brother, father son relationship, fortune teller, death of father, brother brother relationship, death of brother, murder, physicist ...
Time: future
Place: england, london, europe, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%