Movies like The Survivalist

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The Survivalist (2015)
 6.4
 17K
The Survivalist (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a time of starvation, a survivalist lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in forest. When two women seeking food and shelter discover his farm, he finds his existence threatened.
Style: harsh, tense, atmospheric, futuristic, disturbing, stylized, intellectual, intense, cerebral, bleak ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, starvation, isolation, post apocalyptic, violence, desperation, mother daughter relationship, maggot, visceral, knife, rifle, very little dialogue, depression, destiny, imagination, character study, crime gone awry, fantasy world, food, bow and arrow, semen, forest, nudity (full frontal - brief), wilderness ...
Time: future, near future

Most similar movies to The Survivalist

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, bleak and visually appealing films with plots about survival, death, violence, distopia, catastrophe, blood and danger mostly in Thriller, Drama and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Survivalist: The Road (2009), 28 Days Later (2002), Children of Men (2006), A Boy and His Dog (1975), The Rover (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 231K
The Road (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the ...
Style: bleak, harsh, rough, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, post apocalyptic, father son relationship, starvation, catastrophe, on the road, cannibalism, vestiges of humanity, journey, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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82%
 7.6
 394K
28 Days Later (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the ...
Style: scary, tense, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, virus, epidemic, post apocalypse, survival, plague, zombie apocalypse, infected, fear, rage, research ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, manchester england, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 481K
Children of Men (2006)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, neo noir, captivating, rough ...
Plot: future dystopia, apocalypse, chaos, heroic mission, pandemic, distopia, survival, redemption, childlessness, birth, mission, protest ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: europe, london, england, seattle, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Boy and His Dog (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in the year 2024 in post-apocalyptic America, 18-year old Vic and his telepathic dog Blood are scavengers in the desolate wilderness ravaged by World War 4, where survivors must battle for food, shelter, and sexual companionship in the ...
Style: cult film, futuristic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: desert, dog, distopia, survival, satire, nuclear holocaust, telepathy, impregnation, post apocalypse, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, fish out of water ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: phoenix arizona, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.4
 47K
The Rover (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his car through the lawless wasteland of the Australian outback, aided by the brother of one of the thieves.
Style: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: wilderness, desert, crime, motel, on the road, car accident, theft, post apocalypse, small town, car chase, vengeance, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Z for Zachariah (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, 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: post apocalypse, nuclear war, radiation, love triangle, apocalypse, farm, survival, jealousy, human nature, chaos, religion, stranger ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Into the Forest (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the not too distant future, two young women who live in a remote ancient forest discover the world around them is on the brink of an apocalypse. Informed only by rumor, they fight intruders, disease, loneliness & starvation.
Style: disturbing, melancholic, bleak, futuristic, apocalyptic ...
Plot: forest, post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, survival, power outage, distopia, father daughter relationship, sibling relationship, fire, isolation, sisters, strong female character ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 716K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, loneliness, plague, future dystopia, isolation, heroes, deadly creature, experiment, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Lord of the Flies (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Amidst a nuclear war, a plane carrying a group of schoolboys crash lands on a deserted island. With no adult survivors, the boys are forced to fend for themselves. At first they cooperate, but when the they split into two separate camps -- one led ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids
Plot: wilderness, island, survival, innocence lost, human nature, rivalry, adolescence vs adulthood, isolation, youth, danger, against the rules, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Cure for Wellness (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 146 min.
Story: An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they ...
Style: gothic, dark, twist ending, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: cure, patient, therapist, torture, employee, health, treatment, violence, mountain, darkness, accident, hospital ...
Time: 2010s
Place: switzerland, swiss alps, alps, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 291K
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, discrimination, genetics, paraplegic, philosophy, society, eugenics, heart disease, space travel, destiny ...
Time: future, near future
Place: detroit, riviera, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 319K
Equilibrium (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.
Style: futuristic, serious, psychological, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, rebellion, lone hero, dystopic future, fighting the system, resistance, society, utopia, totalitarianism, gunfight, dictatorship ...
Time: future, 2000s, 80s
Place: beijing china, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 12K
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, dark, suspense ...
Plot: freezing, isolation, survival, distopia, apocalypse, humanity, contamination, science, bunker, laboratory, save the world, alternate reality ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 156K
Buried (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, tense, suspense ...
Plot: survival, confined, buried alive, captivity, isolation, trapped, abduction, desperation, danger, claustrophobia, terrorism, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 505K
Ex Machina (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds ...
Style: mind bending, philosophical, twist ending, tense, psychological ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, isolation, technology, robot, cyberpunk, manipulation, cyborgs, human android relationship, existentialism, androids, a.i., man versus machine ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 72K
Blindness (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Canada, Japan, UK, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a sudden plague of blindness devastates a city, a small group of the afflicted band together to triumphantly overcome the horrific conditions of their imposed quarantine.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, intense, philosophical ...
Plot: plague, blind character, post apocalypse, distopia, society, chaos, fight, doctor, human spirit, social decay, disability, suffering ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 15K
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
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Light of My Life (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Parent and child journey through the outskirts of society a decade after a pandemic has wiped out half the world's population. As a father struggles to protect his child, their bond—and the character of humanity—is tested.
Style: ambiguous ending, bleak, suspenseful, touching, tense ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, virus, post apocalypse, forest, fight, child in peril, epidemic, hiding, girl, struggle for survival, deadly virus, immunity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 98K
Take Shelter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: paranoia, mental illness, nightmare, nervous breakdown, delusion, fear, dreams, insanity, sanity, schizophrenia, obsession, construction worker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 1986
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Edge of Extinction (2020)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: 15 years after a global apocalypse, mankind is on the verge of extinction. Civilisation no longer exists, food is scarce and most eke out a living by stealing and killing. One boy clings onto life in the desolate British countryside, where staying ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, end of the world, pandemic, survivor, cannibal, survivalist, characters in danger, survival, panic, society, fear ...
Time: future
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.7
 794K
Gravity (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: survival, outer space, isolation, space station, astronaut, space travel, spacecraft, trapped in space, catastrophe, sole survivor, stranded, space program ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.2
 13K
The Day (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Open war against humanity rages. For five survivors – lost and on the run – the pursuit is relentless, the bullets are dwindling and the battle is everywhere. This is a 24-hour look into their lives.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, futuristic, depressing ...
Plot: survival, survival horror, post apocalypse, apocalypse, countryside, danger, deadly, life is a bitch, sole survivor, trap, trapped, struggle for survival ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 45K
Carriers (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four friends fleeing a viral pandemic soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus.A deadly virus has spread across the globe. Contagion is everywhere, no one is safe and no one can be trusted. Four young attractive people race through the back ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, virus, pandemic, infection, biohazard, deadly virus, post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, plague, road trip, blood, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 30K
The Omega Man (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, survival, zombie, isolation, danger, heroic mission, vestiges of humanity, life is a bitch, bio weapon, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, transformation ...
Time: future, 70s, year 1975, year 1977, near future
Place: los angeles, usa, ussr, soviet union, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Last Survivors (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the near future, society collapses and water becomes scarce. When a greedy water baron starts violently clearing out survivors, Kendal, a 17-year-old teenager, fights the baron's henchman to keep a well open.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, disturbing, surprise ending ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, drought, revenge, murder, strong female character, survivor, teenage girl, thirst, desert, stabbed in the leg, sociopath ...
Time: near future
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.9
 17K
Extinction (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, USA, Hungary, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: And suddenly, overnight, the world came to a halt. Two men, two survivors, one kid, and hatred that separates them. A place forgotten by everyone, including the creatures that inhabit the Earth... until now.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, intense, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, post apocalyptic, zombie, end of the world, epidemic, father daughter relationship, survival, parenthood, wilderness, chase, betrayal ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 56K
Automata (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, Bulgaria
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jacq Vaucan, an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation, routinely investigates the case of manipulating a robot. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, cerebral, atmospheric ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, androids and robots, post apocalypse, distopia, robot, ecology, danger, investigation, rain, profanity, cyberpunk, desert ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 17K
Franklyn (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set between the parallel worlds of contemporary London and the futuristic faith dominated metropolis of Meanwhile City, Franklyn weaves a tale of four souls, whose lives are intertwined by fate, romance and tragedy. As these worlds collide, a single ...
Style: psychological, bleak, futuristic, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: masked vigilante, future dystopia, mental illness, parallel world, imaginary, religions or cults, looking for love, vigilantism, love and romance, childhood sweetheart, torment, vengeance ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Quiet Place Part II (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
Style: suspense, macabre, scary, disturbing, surprise ending ...
Plot: post apocalypse, alien, survival, silence, alien monster, monster, deafness, survival horror, child in peril, alien invasion, creature, mother ...
Time: near future
Place: new york, america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.3
 45K
The Colony (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, starvation, survival, ice age, post apocalypse, epidemic, quarantine, vestiges of humanity, danger, distopia, dehumanization, cannibalism ...
Time: future, near future
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%