Movies like Short Walk to Daylight

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Short Walk to Daylight (1972)
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Short Walk to Daylight (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Eight people have to find their way out of a New York subway after being trapped following an earthquake.
Style: disaster movie, psychotronic
Plot: subway, earthquake, trapped, escape, racial tension, flood, railway, drug addict, gas leak, catastrophe
Place: new york

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Most similar movies to Short Walk to Daylight

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, disaster movie and psychotronic films with plots about subway, catastrophe, disaster film, female nudity, pregnancy, life is a bitch and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Short Walk to Daylight: The Day the Earth Moved (1974), The Earthquake (2016), Transit (2008), Chloe, A to Z (2010), Earthquake in New York (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Day the Earth Moved (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: An aerial photography team tries to alert a small town about an impending earthquake, but no one believes the duo until the tremors start and the walls begin to collapse.
Style: disaster movie, psychotronic
Plot: earthquake, small town, fire, airport, cigar, water tower, war veteran, avalanche, convertible, theft, cigar smoking, rescue mission ...
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Earthquake (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Armenia, Russia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After the devastating Spitak earthquake of December 7th, Konstantin Berezhnoy, a 50-year-old Russian, and Robert Melkonyan, a 28-year-old Armenian, work together to rescue the desperate survivors.
Style: disaster movie
Plot: natural disaster, earthquake, catastrophe, mass destruction, buried alive, ruins, disaster film, rescue, crushed to death, destruction of city, armenian, russian
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: soviet union, armenia, ussr, caucasus, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.4
 73
Transit (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 3 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: undercover cop, subway, dream, brooklyn new york city
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Chloe, A to Z (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: When 22-year-old Chloe is left with an unexpected pregnancy after a sexy date, she must face her secret past to move into an uncertain future. Torn between her choices, her friends influence her difficult decision: abortion or adoption.
Style: mumblecore
Plot: adoption, restaurant, painting, pregnancy, subway, male female relationship, nostalgia, lesbian kiss, cell phone, waitress, beach, gift ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Earthquake in New York (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Family, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A cop is after a nasty serial killer. Cop's wife and kids are somewhere in the city too. Then a disastrous earthquake hits the city.
Style: disaster movie
Plot: catastrophe, criminal, earthquake, subway, police detective, trapped in a building, exploding building, burning building, natural disaster, telephone, death of son, death of child ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Flood! (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two helicopter pilots rush aid to a small town devastated by a flood following the collapse of an aging dam.
Style: disaster movie, psychotronic
Plot: dam, catastrophe, flood, disaster film, helicopter pilot, helicopter
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The actual experiences of New York City subway riders are dramatized in a collection of 10 intriguing and very different vignettes. The tales showcase an ensemble of familiar faces, and range from stories of compassion and love to reflections on ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, anthology
Plot: train, social misfits, anti heroes, social relations, social differences, anti hero, newlyweds, touching breasts, female director, stealing money, wheelchair bound, lust ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.5
 227
Fire! (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The sheer terror and unearthly beauty of a raging forest fire is breathlessly captured in this compelling Irwin Allen production boasting a big-name cast and enough blazing special effects to turn night into day. Involved are a lumber mill owner ...
Style: disaster movie, psychotronic
Plot: forest fire, catastrophe, helicopter crash, fire, prisoner, school trip, escape, teacher, doctor, husband wife relationship, disaster film, firefighter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Place Called Today (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Racial tensions arise when a black lawyer runs for mayor of a racially divided town.
Plot: racial tension, urban decay, bomb, politics, murder, election, rape, political campaign, racial violence, dead woman on ground, interracial relations, nude woman murdered ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Night That Panicked America (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A dramatization of the Oct. 30, 1938 mass panic that Orson Welles' radio play, "The War of the Worlds" accidentally provoked.
Style: psychotronic, based on true events
Plot: panic, radio broadcasting, radio show, radio, halloween, catastrophe, mass hysteria
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Freefall: Flight 174 (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: True story of a brand-new Canadian airliner running out of fuel in-flight and forced to glide to the nearest airfield.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: catastrophe, crimes, escapades, confined, hostages, police station, survival, airplane, fighting crime, chases and races, heroes, hostage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, new york, montreal quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Smash-Up on Interstate 5 (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A disaster movie opening with an enormous multi-vehicle crash on a Californian highway. After the opening stunt-filled action, a flashback of the crash victims' lives prior to and leading up to the accident. The closing replays the entire ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, disaster movie
Plot: catastrophe, car accident, intercourse, danger, chases and races, escapades, chaos and mayhem, collision, survival, birth, motorcycle gang, suicide attempt ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Something Wild (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young rape victim tries desperately to pick up the pieces of her life, only to find herself at the mercy of a would-be rescuer.
Style: emotional, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: kidnapping, rape victim, rape, confined, life is a bitch, rapist, sexual abuse, danger, woman in danger, police officer, milk, skylight ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 758
Six Weeks (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy cosmetic tycoon and her 12-year-old daughter who's dying from leukemia, strike up a sentimental friendship with a California politician. Since the girl has only six weeks or less to live, the trio fly to New York City where the ...
Style: gloomy, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, love affair, life is a bitch, hopes, dancer's life, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, family relations, youth, tragic hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 135
Heatwave! (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The residents of an isolated mountain town must band together to survive during a devastating heat wave.
Style: disaster movie
Plot: heat, pregnant wife, husband wife relationship, power failure, birth, aquarium, grocery store, fainting, punched in the face, beer, blackout, raccoon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.6
 18
Gutter Trash (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: An imprisoned model recalls the debached times with her degenerate boss, her drug dealer, and a clean-cut young man whom wants her to quit her nude modeling profession to make a life for herself elsewhere.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), homosexual, drug dealer, orgy, psychiatrist, photographer, suicide, model, drugs, rape, lesbianism, female nudity ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 695
The Connection (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eight drug addicts are waiting for their connection in a New York apartment belonging to Leach. Jim Dunn, a budding filmmaker, has agreed to pay for the fix if the addicts will allow him to film the connection scene. After the men get their shots, ...
Plot: drug addiction, loft, heroin, female director, jazz music, drug addict, drugs, drug use, jazz
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Margarita Happy Hour (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Five young women, each with children, meet once a week for $2 margaritas and discuss life, love and change.
Plot: female director, illustrator, friendship between women, female friendship, cocaine, coming of age, little girl, hipster, downtown, rock music, group of friends, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Black Klansman (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After a black man's daughter is killed by the KKK, he seeks revenge by becoming a Klansman.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: church, cross cultural relations, racism, death of child, racist, miscegenation, prejudice, widower, lynching, interracial sex, infiltration, gangsters ...
Place: alabama, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
My Sweet Charlie (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A pregnant white Southern girl and a black New York lawyer, both on the run in rural Texas, meet up in a boarded-up, abandoned house and realize they both need each other in order to survive.
Style: suspense
Plot: interracial romance, escape, false accusation of murder, interracial friendship, false accusation, pregnancy, miscarriage of justice, platonic, friendship, southerner, lighthouse, racism ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.6
 172
Forty Deuce (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young hustler tries to get drug money by selling a boy to a middle-aged man; his plans are disrupted when the kid dies.
Plot: teenage runaway, gay interest, bathroom, drugs, cigarette smoking, gay slur, male prostitute, dead child, drug abuse, dead boy, dialogue driven, escalator ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 526
Chappaqua (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Semi-autobiographical story of Conrad Rooks, who travels to France to undergo a drug-withdrawal cure. Flashbacks to the beginings of psychedelia in San Fran. Though initially confusing, as Rooks blends drug-illusion with reality, and cuts color with ...
Style: cult film
Plot: drug use, flashback, american, drug traffic, cocaine, prophet, motorcycle, gangsters, surrealism, heroin, female nudity, masturbation ...
Place: france, manhattan new york city, new york, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 369
Dutchman (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A young conservative black man, minding his own business, rides a nearly empty subway car. The only other passenger, a blonde vixen looking for trouble, sizes him up. Sexual tension, racial bigotry and righteous fury collide in a razor's edge ...
Style: suspense, allegory
Plot: victim, middle class, humiliation, flirting, african american, murder, car, black man, naivete, claustrophobia, flirt, subway ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 5.3
 102
Jacktown (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 62 min.
Story: A young man is charged with statutory rape.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: riot, loan shark, juvenile delinquent, refugee, statutory rape, institution, promise, release from prison, arrest, daughter, convict, prison escape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Chantel Mitchell (Ariyan Johnson), a hip, articulate, black high-school girl in Brooklyn, is determined not to become "just another girl on the IRT" (the IRT is one of NYC's subway lines). She dreams of medical school, a family, and ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sentimental, surprise ending
Plot: pregnancy, hip hop, brooklyn new york city, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, family relations, urban ghetto life, down on your luck, urban ghetto, power relations, kids in trouble, medical school ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Miracle Landing (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Cracks are noticed in the ceiling of an aircraft. They widen & a large portion of the fuselage tears off & an emergency landing attempted. Based on actual events.
Plot: crash landing, catastrophe, aviation, injury, plane crash, panic, hole, crew, airplane accident, boy, airplane, rooftop ...
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Sue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An unemployed ex-office worker (Anna Thomson) searching for work floats a fragile line of sanity as she struggles to find friendship and companionship. Her tenuous grasp on reality further fluctuates when a man (Matthew Powers) whom she met in a ...
Style: sincere, bleak, captivating, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: unemployment, downfall, unfulfillment, sexual relations, city life, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, society, mentally unstable, urban, lifestyle, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Desolation Angels (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Returning home from a trip to visit his mother, Nick discovers that a good friend of his, Sid, has apparently raped his girlfriend, Mary. More concerned with his own wounded pride than with Mary's lingering feelings of guilt, pain and betrayal, ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: betrayal, sexual abuse, dishonesty, couples, couple relations, vengeance, infidelity, rivalry, urban, bare breasts, sex, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Miracle on Interstate 880 (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man attempts to rescue people trapped on the I-880 bridge after the top half collapses during the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, emotional
Plot: catastrophe, escapades, heroes, adventure, danger, child in peril, rescue, heroic mission, survival, collapse, freeway, earthquake
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Desperate Characters (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With wit and real wisdom, Desperate Characters brilliantly examines the life of two disillusioned New Yorkers as they struggle to come to grips with the "normal" life with which they can no longer cope. Featuring powerful performances by ...
Style: psychological, serious, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: translator, human nature, family relations, urban, couples, family problems, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, city life, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%