Movies like The Rover

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The Rover (2014)
 6.4
 48K
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, bleak, rough, serious, dark, intense, futuristic, road movie ...
Plot: post apocalypse, wilderness, distopia, desert, car chase, small town, crimes, vengeance, revenge, motel, theft, chase, brutality, money, car accident, character study, on the road, mentor, lone hero, future dystopia, tough heroes, brother brother relationship, escapades, track down, obsessive quest ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: australia, california

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Most similar movies to The Rover

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, rough and stylized films with plots about violence, vengeance, murder, dialogue, gun, blood and death mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Rover: The Road (2009), Mad Max (1979), Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981), Animal Kingdom (2010), Young Ones (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 238K
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, depressing ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, distopia, father son relationship, cannibalism, catastrophe, on the road, starvation, vestiges of humanity, future dystopia, journey ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 206K
Mad Max (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, road movie, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, chase, car chase, vengeance, dystopic future, chaos, revenge, violence spree, biker, car, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Max Rockatansky returns as the heroic loner who drives the dusty roads of a postapocalyptic Australian Outback in an unending search for gasoline. Arrayed against him and the other scraggly defendants of a fuel-depot encampment are the bizarre ...
Style: road movie, apocalyptic, exciting, bleak, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, car chase, desert, dystopic future, truck, loner, distopia, car, oil, survival, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: australia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 58K
Animal Kingdom (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon ...
Style: tense, disturbing, bleak, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: crimes, gangsters, organized crime, interrogation, mafia, violence, complex characters, investigation, justice, character study, vengeance, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.8
 10K
Young Ones (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: South Africa, Ireland, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a future where water is scarce, a farmer defends his land and hopes to rejuvenate his parched soil. However, his daughter's boyfriend schemes to steal the land for himself.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, futuristic, clever, tense ...
Plot: post apocalypse, drought, water shortage, survival, violence, water, farm, desert, betrayal, murder, vestiges of humanity, bandit ...
Time: future, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 73K
Badlands (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dramatization of the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of the 1950s, in which a teenage girl and her twenty-something boyfriend slaughtered her entire family and several others in the Dakota badlands.
Style: road movie, rough, art house, surreal, dark ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: serial killer, killing spree, on the run, crimes, lovers on the run, father daughter relationship, first sex, psychology, mass murder, runaway, on the road, violence spree ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century
Place: south dakota, usa, montana, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 316K
The Book of Eli (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
Style: futuristic, serious, rough, heroic, biblical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, lone hero, dystopic future, future dystopia, chaos, religion, protector, warrior, lone wolves, tough heroes ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 628K
Drive (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman for criminals discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.
Style: neo noir, tense, atmospheric, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, heist, lone wolves, mechanic, tough heroes, revenge, organized crime, loner, crimes, brutality, criminal's revenge, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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The Proposition (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Western
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in the Australian outback in the 1880s, the movie follows the series of events following the horrific rape and murder of the Hopkins family, allegedly committed by the infamous Burns brothers gang. Captain Morris Stanley captures Charlie Burns ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, twists and turns, atmospheric, brutal ...
Plot: brutality, aborigine, rape, gang, psychopath, vengeance, wilderness, sadist, violence, savagery, cowboy, violent ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be ...
Style: exciting, road movie, suspense, surreal, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, desert, distopia, chase, future dystopia, car chase, car, dark hero, on the run, chaos ...
Time: future, near future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Out of the Furnace (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two brothers live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, when a cruel twist of fate lands one in prison. His brother is then lured into one of the most violent crime rings in the Northeast.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, realistic, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: revenge, crimes, drug dealer, vengeance, justice, small town, brothers, disappearance, character study, ex convict, track down, vigilantism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 20th century, year 2008 ...
Place: usa, new jersey, pennsylvania, indiana, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Exterminator (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a great war zone and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.
Style: disturbing, suspense, stylized, brutal, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, revenge, vigilante, chase, murder, crimes, vengeance, gunfight, violence, death, brutality, violent ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, new jersey, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.8
 588
Steel Frontier (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set in a post-nuclear-holocaust future, this sci-fi western takes place in the frontier city of New Hope, the only place around with a working oil refinery. Ever since a megalomaniac general and his followers took over the place, life has been ...
Style: scenic, serious, futuristic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, cyberpunk, desert, bounty hunter, soldier, future dystopia, vengeance, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, chaos, hitman ...
Time: future, near future, year 2019, 2010s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, tense, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, psychopath, greed, brutality, human nature, sheriff, death, peril, desert, serial killer, money ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, el paso texas, mexico, austin texas, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 273K
Dredd (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, South Africa, India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the future, America is a dystopian wasteland. The latest scourge is Ma-Ma, a prostitute-turned-drug pusher with a dangerous new drug and aims to take over the city. The only possibility of stopping her is an elite group of urban police called ...
Style: futuristic, intense, neo noir, touching, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, post apocalypse, distopia, judge, lone hero, tough law enforcer, drugs, brutality, drug lord, corruption, fighting crime, one man army ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Blood of Heroes (1989)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in a futuristic world where the only sport that has survived in a wasted society is the brutal game known as jugging. Sallow, the leader of a rag-tag team, has played in the main Leagues before, but was cast out because of indiscretions with a ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, intense, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, martial arts, distopia, violence, revenge, sport, contests and competitions, escapades, future dystopia, life is a bitch, athlete's life ...
Time: future
Place: new jersey, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 328K
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, philosophical, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, utopia, fighting the system, future dystopia, cyberpunk, rebellion, post apocalypse, dystopic future, gunfight, society, totalitarianism, lone hero ...
Time: future, 2000s, 80s
Place: beijing china, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 107K
Faster (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Driver (Dwayne Johnson) has spent the last 10 years in prison planning revenge for the murder of his brother. Now that Driver is free to carry out his deadly plan only two men stand in his way- Billy Bob Thornton plays a veteran cop and Oliver ...
Style: stylized, twists and turns, intense, brutal, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lone hero, hitman, vengeance, revenge, police investigation, corruption, crimes, vigilantism, vigilante, justice, one man army, hotshot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 5.1
 5K
Steel Dawn (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior wandering through the desert comes upon a group of settlers who are being menaced by a murderous gang that is after the water they control.
Style: futuristic, unusual plot structure, reflective, humorous, harsh ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, desert, survival, martial arts, heroes, vengeance, adventure, gang, fight, sword fight, violence, chase ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.3
 643K
Heat (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the ...
Style: tense, neo noir, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gunfight, robbery, crimes, bank robbery, master criminal, group of criminals, police detective, thief, loner, gangsters, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 88K
Harry Brown (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, gang, vigilante, crimes, vengeance, revenge, loneliness, gangsters, brutality, violence, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 64K
Sabotage (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In "Sabotage", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, ...
Style: stylized, intense, suspense, brutal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, drug cartel, swat team, police investigation, crimes, brutality, vengeance, crime scene, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, strip club, heist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014
Place: mexico, california, atlanta, georgia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 74K
The Postman (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: In 2013 there are no highways, no I-ways, no dreams of a better tomorrow, only scattered survivors across what was once the Unites States. Into this apocalyptic wasteland comes an enigmatic drifter with a mule, a knack for Shakespeare and something ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, motivational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, dystopic future, postman, justice, vestiges of humanity, future dystopia, adventure, drifter, post war, leadership, brutality ...
Time: future, year 2013, 21st century, 2010s, 2040s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Seeking Justice (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, intense, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: conspiracy, vigilantism, vengeance, secret organization, conspiracy theory, vigilante, life turned upside down, secret movement, group of criminals, revenge, murder, surveillance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Last Patrol (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a massive earthquake destroys Los Angeles, a new order is formed. But disagreement among the ranks leads to more war and disruption, and The Last Patrol must bring order if there's to be any hope for the future.
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: earthquake, apocalypse, rescue, desert, chaos and mayhem, survival, life is a bitch, rivalry, adventure, battles, post apocalypse, infection ...
Time: future, near future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.5
 118K
Judge Dredd (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, Dredd, the most famous judge (a cop with instant field judiciary powers) is convicted for a crime he did not commit while his murderous counterpart escapes.
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, post apocalypse, dystopic future, superhero, apocalypse, good versus evil, law enforcement, police, frame up, judge, cyborgs ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
My Name Is Modesty: A Modesty Blaise Adventure (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Modesty, raised by a casino owner after being abandoned by her parents, has become skilled in the ways of fighting and now acts as the casino owner's bodyguard. When she's unable to prevent the owner's murder at the hands of an old ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gangsters, martial arts, vigilantism, vengeance, secret identity, femme fatale, destiny, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: neo noir, harsh, disturbing, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: robbery, revenge, mafia, small town, self defense, gangsters, crimes, violent, attempted robbery, vigilantism, sex scene, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Death Race: Inferno (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, South Africa
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Carl Lucas / Frankenstein has won four of his races and needs to win one more to win his freedom. Before his final race, Lucas and his team, car and all, are transferred to another prison where they will compete in a Death Race in the desert. Also, ...
Style: brutal, suspense, bloody, futuristic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, street racing, car race, prison, car, chase, runaway, desert, survival, confined, life sentence, criminal heroes ...
Time: future
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.8
 27K
Tekken (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the year of 2039, after World Wars destroy much of the civilization as we know it, territories are no longer run by governments, but by corporations; the mightiest of which is the Mishima Zaibatsu. In order to placate the seething masses of this ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, superhero, martial arts tournament, kung fu, vengeance, revenge, fight, mentor, violence, distopia, fantasy world ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%