Movies like Hard Knuckle

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Hard Knuckle (1987)
 5.5
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Hard Knuckle (1987)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Post-apocalypse thriller about snooker
Plot: post apocalypse, motorcycle, train, billiards, racism, card game, rat, nomad, chihuahua, robbery, drifter, championship, swimming pool, bet, television, wasteland, bar, dominoes, camel, countryside, pet dog, hustler, protege, drinking alcohol, drinking ...

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Most similar movies to Hard Knuckle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out bleak, serious, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, blood, danger, loneliness and sport mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Sport genres. Some movies like Hard Knuckle: The Color of Money (1986), Dead Man's Letters (1986), The Hustler (1961), Visitor of a Museum (1989), Late August at the Hotel Ozone (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Color of Money (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Former pool hustler "Fast Eddie" Felson decides he wants to return to the game by taking a pupil. He meets talented but green Vincent Lauria and proposes a partnership. As they tour pool halls, Eddie teaches Vincent the tricks of scamming, ...
Style: talky, clever, stylized, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: billiards, on the road, comeback, hustler, bar, sport, redemption, casino, graphic violence, profanity, hopes, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, atlantic city new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Dead Man's Letters (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a world after the nuclear apocalypse a scholar helps a small group of children and adults survive, staying with them in the basement of the former museum of history. In his mind he writes letters to his son — though it is obvious that they will ...
Plot: post apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, distopia, soviet, gas mask, old man, nuclear war, bunker, mud, catacombs, nobel prize winner, mute ...
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91%
 8.0
 75K
The Hustler (1961)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Fast Eddie Felson is a small-time pool hustler with a lot of talent but a self-destructive attitude. His bravado causes him to challenge the legendary Minnesota Fats to a high-stakes match.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, thought provoking, talky, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, billiards, suicide, money, hustler, alcohol, sport, success, championship, cons and scams, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, california, san francisco, minnesota, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Visitor of a Museum (1989)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union, West Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: It is the future, the world is in ruins and a large portion of the population consists of deformed mutants living in reservations. In this world a man decides to spend his vacation visiting the ruins of a museum that is now buried under the sea.
Plot: post apocalypse, symbolism, messiah, museum, down syndrome, religion, waste, mentally challenged, post punk, surrealism, underwater, sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Late August at the Hotel Ozone (1967)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A troupe of young women on post-apocalyptic earth are lead around by a mistress born before the war, eventually stumbling into the company of a lonely old man.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: post apocalypse, feminist, survival, dead animal, killing an animal, end of the world, apocalypse, surrealism, fish, snake, strong female lead, post apocalyptic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, futuristic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, life is a bitch, danger, society, escapades, chaos, pregnancy, future dystopia, babies and infants, apocalypse, distopia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Edge of Extinction (2020)
Genre: Sci-Fi
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 ...
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, survivor, cannibal, gore, pandemic, blood, end of the world, crossbow, cannibalism, survivalist, gory
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.9
 85
Fast Talking (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A bright young teenager from a broken home uses his quick wits and glib tongue to get out of trouble - but they also get him into it.
Plot: aquarium, motorcycle, drug dealing, high school dance, school principal, con artists, stolen car, corporal punishment, teacher student relationship, teenage boy, running from police, troubled teen ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Man from Ruin (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After a series of unexpected UFO crash landings on the planet Earth, a large portion of life slowly and mysteriously went extinct. We follow a man that struggles for survival, as he gathers items needed for the impending winter. Outside of personal ...
Style: philosophical
Plot: forest, extinction, end of the world, survival, loneliness, winter, post apocalypse, very little dialogue, alone, abandoned building, videotaping, voice recording ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.7
 906
Chrysalis (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Joshua and Penelope are survivors of a deadly infection that laid waste to humanity 25 years ago. When they encounter fellow survivor Abira, their lives are forever changed as they fight off the remnants of the infected.
Style: suspense
Plot: post apocalypse, gore, zombie, hopes, desperation, blood, zombie survival, abandonment, terror, zombie apocalypse
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 707
Malevil (1981)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In southern France, in a quite little town, the mayor, who also owns a castle with some cattle, is in the wine cellar with some other people: the pharmacist, the veterinary, and some of his employees. As they are drinking wine, they hear a terrible ...
Style: exciting, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, catastrophe, train, apocalypse, isolation, confined, society, danger, mentally unstable, leadership, starting over ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
 16K
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, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, zombie, end of the world, epidemic, father daughter relationship, parenthood, wilderness, chase, betrayal, mystery ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
2307: Winter's Dream (2016)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 2307, a future soldier is sent on a mission to hunt down the leader of the humanoid rebellion.
Plot: post apocalypse, avalanche, near death experience, reluctant hero, humanoid, bridge
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Chain Reaction (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Contaminated by a nuclear-plant spill, an Australian worker hides with a woman and tries to warn the public.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, catastrophe, contamination, radiation, chase, quarantine, conspiracy, danger, race against time, survival, corporate crimes, apocalypse ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 37K
Cargo (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After being infected in the wake of a violent pandemic and with only 48 hours to live, a father struggles to find a new home for his baby daughter.
Style: apocalyptic, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, bleak
Plot: zombie, pandemic, post apocalypse, aborigine, community, father daughter relationship, boat, houseboat, australian, baby, cargo, infected ...
Time: near future
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 226
Tempting Fate (1998)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, tense, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parallel world, space and aliens, imaginary, confined, danger, chaos, captivity, isolation, experiment gone awry, shortcut, dentist, redhead ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 7K
Diggstown (1992)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Gabriel Caine has just been released from prison when he sets up a bet with a business man. The business man owns most of a boxing-mad town called Diggstown. The bet is that Gabe can find a boxer that will knock out 10 Diggstown men, in a boxing ...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, bet, con artists, sport, ex athlete, rivalry, dishonesty, aging, contests and competitions, crimes, ambition, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: southern usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 1K
Wolves (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Anthony Keller, star of his NYC high school basketball team, is riding his way to Cornell on a sports scholarship. But he can only maintain his popular jock facade for so long, as his troubled father Lee has a gambling addiction that threatens to ...
Style: basketball movie
Plot: coach, student athlete, teenager, scholarship, gambling addiction, locker room, teen romance, bet, bloody mouth, young love, basketball player, 18 year old ...
Place: manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mountain Rivera is at the end of his boxing career after a knockout by Cassius Clay in the seventh round. His left eye is one punch from permanent trauma, his ears turned to cauliflower, his speech slurred from "being hit a million times," ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, atmospheric, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: bet, boxing, social worker, wrestling, second chance, drunkenness, aging, love and romance, opposites attract, rivalry, unfulfillment, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
No Blade of Grass (1970)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A strange new virus has appeared, which only attacks strains of grasses such as wheat and rice, and the world is descending into famine and chaos. Architect John, along with his family and friends, is making his way from London to his brother's ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: survival, apocalypse, family in danger, family relations, chaos, contamination, farm, distopia, virus, human nature, plague, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: england, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 41K
Stake Land (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Martin was a normal teenage boy before the country collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster. A vampire epidemic has swept across what is left of the nation's abandoned towns and cities, and it's up to Mister, a death ...
Style: bleak, scary, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, post apocalypse, vampire hunter, survival, infected, on the road, society, hunt down, danger, nun, religious fanaticism, violence ...
Time: future
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Treachery and Greed on the Planet of the Apes (1980)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A television movie made from two segments of the TV Series Planet of the Apes (1974), Planet of the Apes: The Horse Race (1974) and Planet of the Apes: The Tyrant (1974).
Plot: post apocalypse, astronaut, horse race, ape man, human
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.2
 2K
The Phenom (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Major-league rookie pitcher Hopper Gibson has lost his focus. After choking on the mound, he’s sent down to the minors and prescribed sessions with an unorthodox sports therapist, who pushes him to uncover the origins of his anxiety.
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating, exciting
Plot: baseball, therapy, baseball pitcher, drinking alcohol, baseball game, drinking, psychotherapy, sport, memory, police siren, police arrest, thief ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Drifter (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: road movie
Plot: backpack, surfing, isolation, motorcycle, surfboard, ocean, surfer, nature, beach, poetry, wave, alternative lifestyle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.4
 4K
Hostile (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Juliette, a lone survivor of an apocalyptic era, fights to survive against hunger, thirst, a broken leg and strange disturbing creatures that only comes out at nighttime.
Style: twist ending, suspense, tense, bad ending, brutal
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, mutant, monster, suicide, survival, danger, humanity, end of the world, loneliness, human nature, survivor ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
I Think We're Alone Now (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the human race has been wiped out, Del lives in an empty town, content in his solitude and the utopia he has methodically created for himself, until he meets young Grace, who wants to stay with him.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, dark ...
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, small town, initially antagonists, male female friendship, haunted by the past, ghost town, tough heroes, loneliness, alone in the world, male protagonist, burying a dead body ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Possibility of an Island (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: La Possibilité d'une île is a 2008 film directed by Michel Houellebecq, loosely based on his 2005 novel The Possibility of an Island.
Plot: new life, post apocalypse, afterlife, brain, religion, dna, religious sect, life & death, beach resort, drinking water, existentialism, neurology ...
Time: 2000s
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Gold and the Glory (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Steve Lucas is a nineteen year old who is filled with the burning resentment of being forced to live in his brother's shadow. His brother Adam, is burdened by his father's desire for glory, and must win The Coolangatta Gold Tri-Aquathon, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious
Plot: family relations, sibling rivalry, motorcycle accident, athlete and trainer, human spirit, against the odds, friends, power relations, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete's life, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 345
Streetballers (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Defining street basketball as America's new favorite pastime, it is a story driven by passion, faith, and achieving goals. A story capturing the poetic nature of street basketball, highlighting the struggles endured on and off the court by the ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, hopes, family problems, urban ghetto life, dysfunctional family, racism, life is a bitch, society, contests and competitions, sport, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.2
 116K
Stalker (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded ...
Style: philosophical, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy, art house ...
Plot: stalker, scientist, russian, wish come true, desire, post apocalypse, surrealism, future dystopia, human nature, society, escapades, heaven and hell ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%