Movies like Friend of the World

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Friend of the World (2019)
Friend of the World (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: After a catastrophic war, an eccentric general guides a filmmaker through a ravaged bunker.
Style: suspense, apocalyptic
Plot: apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, end of the world, war zone, bunker, zombie, dog, violence, tough guy, soldier, gun, beach, neo noir, african american, elevator, female protagonist, girl, shooting, murder, letter, nightmare, explosion, filmmaking, escape, anger ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense and serious films with plots about death, violence, blood, chase, explosion, brutality and blood splatter mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like Friend of the World: Southland Tales (2006), Warriors of the Apocalypse (2009), Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018), A Boy and His Dog (1975), Hardware (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Southland Tales (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, surreal, enigmatic, futuristic ...
Plot: end of the world, surrealism, split personality, prophecy, apocalypse, chaos, smuggling, terrorist, future dystopia, dishonesty, postmodernism, alternate reality ...
Time: future, year 2008, 2000s, near future, year 2005
Place: california, north korea, middle east, afghanistan, southern california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Warriors of the Apocalypse (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After WWIII has devastated America, a small band of female warriors attempt to survive long enough to make it to the last city left. The problem is dictator Rollins doesn't want her city overpopulating so she sends out her team of mercenaries ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: chase, violence, death, explosion, survival, blood, cruelty, danger, gore, injury, car, fight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who ...
Style: suspense, tragic ending, sinister, surprise ending
Plot: desert, cure, city, murder, scientist, battle, zombie, fight, survival, maze, shooting, vaccine ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: futuristic, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: dog, desert, survival, telepathy, impregnation, nuclear holocaust, fish out of water, anti heroes, save the world, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, apocalypse ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: phoenix arizona, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Hardware (1990)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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: futuristic, atmospheric, bleak, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, violence, artist, desert, blood, killer robot, robot as menace, apartment, murder, voyeur, apocalypse, man versus machine ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.6
 26K
The Omega Man (1971)
Genre: Action, 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: futuristic, bleak, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, survival, apocalypse, danger, chaos, zombie, siege, survivalist, future dystopia, deadly, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: future, year 1977, near future
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
24 Hours to Live (2017)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, China, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An assassin seeks redemption after being given a second chance at life.
Style: suspense, surprise ending
Plot: assassin, redemption, interpol, hallucination, shooting, reincarnation, deadline, evil corporation, kidnapping, one last job, mercenary, one man army ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south africa, cape town south africa, florida, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
House of the Dead 2 (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Guesta Verde University, the deranged Professor Curien is trying to bring back the dead, killing students for the experiment. There is an outbreak of zombies in the campus, and the government sends a NSA medical research team, formed by Dr. ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, explosion, survival horror, deadly creature, college, gory, mad scientist, university, slasher, race against time, survival, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Land of the Dead (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The world is full of zombies and the survivors have barricaded themselves inside a walled city to keep out the living dead. As the wealthy hide out in skyscrapers and chaos rules the streets, the rest of the survivors must find a way to stop the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, zombie apocalypse, future dystopia, gory, mercenary, siege, survivor, back from the dead, heroic mission, danger, escapades ...
Time: future, year 1995, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Night of the Comet (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two girls from the Valley wake up to find that a passing comet has eradicated their world and left behind a mysterious red-dust and a pack of cannibal mutants. With the help of a friendly truck driver, the girls save the earth from a villainous ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, scary, suspenseful, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, end of the world, survival, apocalypse, comet, chase, elevator, chases and races, danger, deadly, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.3
 22K
Cell (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a strange signal pulsates through all cell phone networks worldwide, it starts a murderous epidemic of epic proportions when users become bloodthirsty creatures, and a group of people in New England are among the survivors to deal with the ...
Style: ambiguous ending, melancholic, scary, twist ending, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: apocalypse, virus, violence, cell phone, suicide, airport, murder, on the road, zombie, survival, teenage girl, paranoia ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston, maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
These Final Hours (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: What would you do on the last day on Earth? With the end of the world only hours away, the self-absorbed James heads to the ultimate party-to-end-all-parties. On his way there, he saves the life of a young girl named Rose who is searching ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, road movie, tense ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, party, on the road, race against time, chases and races, obsessive quest, track down, chaos and mayhem, life is a bitch, escapades, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.8
 6K
Kill Switch (2017)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pilot battles to save his family and the planet after an experiment for unlimited energy goes wrong.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: parallel world, physicist, pilot, experiment, kidnapping, interrogation, uncle nephew relationship, machine gun, battle, corpse, survival, hostage ...
Time: near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
 547K
World War Z (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, zombie, save the world, deadly virus, infected, un, zombie apocalypse, chaos, scientist, survival, cure, multiple perspectives ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: south korea, new jersey, jerusalem, philadelphia, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When terrorists threaten nuclear catastrophe, the world's only hope is to reactivate decommissioned Universal Soldier Luc Deveraux. Rearmed and reprogrammed, Deveraux must take on his nemesis from the original Universal Soldier and a ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, soldier, massacre, super soldier, dynamite, super strength, superhuman, hostage, police car, terrorism, military, race against time ...
Time: 1960s, 2000s, 80s
Place: virginia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.9
 71K
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, serious, suspense, psychological, idiotic ...
Plot: alien, danger, save the world, virus, invasion, psychiatrist, survival, sleeping, epidemic, transformation, female protagonist, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: usa, washington d.c., russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a freak accident, an invisible yuppie runs for his life from a treacherous CIA official while trying to cope with his new life.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: chase, espionage, invisible man, on the run, danger, kidnapping, invisibility, stock broker, skiing, special agents, romance, switching roles ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: washington d.c., switzerland, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Terminal City Ricochet (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Welcome to Terminal City, a decaying world where the citizens wallow amidst a mind-boggling profusion of discarded consumer goods; a ruthless world where television is exploited to its fullest to sell yet more needless junk to eager consumers; a ...
Plot: frame up, urination, memory, outlaw, jail, police officer killed, blood splatter, television, rock music, kidnapping, shotgun, absurdism ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 5.4
 13K
Infini (2015)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A search and rescue team are transported through deep space to a distant mining colony to save the sole survivor of a biological outbreak. During their mission, they find a lethal weapon which is set to arrive on Earth within the hour.
Style: futuristic, suspense, surprise ending, twist ending, bloody ...
Plot: rescue, search, mind control, plague, space travel, teleportation, alien, virus, insanity, survival, violence, death ...
Time: 23rd century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France, Canada, South Africa, Australia, UK, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, chaos, bio weapon, end of the world, mutant, female soldier, monster, pistol, supernatural, survival, chases and races, apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
2 Days in the Valley (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the ...
Style: clever, stylized, semi serious, talky, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, suicidal, cocaine, explosion, hostage, crime, kidnapping, psychopath, assassin, faked death, attempted murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.9
 2K
Solar Crisis (1990)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
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, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, astronaut, artificial intelligence, bomb, sun, space travel, rescue, apocalypse, danger, race against time, survival, good versus evil ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 2.7
 489
Zombie Night (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Pakistan and India exchange nukes. Other countries join the fray, and the nuclear fallout causes a plague of the living dead. David attempts to lead a band of survivors from safe house to safe house, hoping to outlast the zombies, while also trying ...
Style: dark humor
Plot: violence, survival, end of the world, blood splatter, plague, living dead, blood, corpse, controversy, zombie, gore, zombie violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Hell of the Living Dead (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A tough female reporter and her cameraman boyfriend team up with a four-man commando unit in the New Guinea jungle whom are fighting flesh-eating zombies. NB: Not to be confused with the 1981 American-made film with the same title.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, jungle, danger, gory, deadly creature, mad scientist, slasher, man versus machine, race against time, rescue, survival, apocalypse ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979
Place: italy, europe, barcelona spain, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage seeking their favorite food: brains!
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, punk, paramedic, undead, crematorium, attic, cemetery, warehouse, walking dead, gory, cannibalism, mortician ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: kentucky, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Hollywood Boulevard (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Joe Dante directs this story of the glamour, the glitter, the magical allure of Hollywood... and not a speck of it rubs off on Miracle Pictures, where "If it's a good picture, it's a Miracle." This is a hilarious tribute to the ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: filmmaking, murder, hollywood, rape, actress, actor's life, desire for fame, explosion, car chase, showbiz, parody, factory ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 13K
Replicant (2001)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Scientists create a genetic clone of a serial killer in order to help catch the killer, teaming up with two cops.
Style: suspenseful, serious, stylized, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, serial killer, murder, psychopath, cloning, arson, genetic engineering, master villain, twins, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: future, near future
Place: seattle, usa, washington state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
 452K
Zombieland (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Columbus has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee doesn't have fears. If he did, he'd kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they're about to ...
Style: humorous, not serious, dark humor, funny, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, plague, survival, danger, apocalypse, road trip, chaos and mayhem, parody, killings, amusement park, young heroes, zombie apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, cross country, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 19K
The Signal (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, psychopath, chaos, infidelity, deadly creature, zombie, vengeance, serial killer, apocalypse, slasher, survival, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 13
Black Friday (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: From director Crescentia Volz and producer Jayme Schmitt comes a horror film of which the likes haven't been seen for 60 years. During the weekend of Thanksgiving, aliens put their plans to take over the Earth in motion. Two friends, Mike and ...
Style: buddy comedy
Plot: thanksgiving, death, explosion, vomiting, alien, blonde, running, super computer, blood, alien invasion, shooting, survival ...
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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