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Downstream (2010)
 3.7
 987
Downstream (2010)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Wes Keller is a young man living in a world where oil has collapsed, the food supply has been wiped out, and cancer rates for women have skyrocketed, depleting the female population. In a barbaric environment where bio fuel, batteries, bullets and people are currency and marauders roam free, Wes tries to escape to a mythical world run on cold fusion "Plutopia", a place that may only exist in the mind. THE BILL IS DUE. 'Downstream' is a view of the not so distant future. We follow a young man (everyone's son) as he pays the price for society's decadence.
Style: exciting, thought provoking, atmospheric, serious, surreal, captivating, psychological, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, survival, on the run, danger, future dystopia, race against time, fighting the system, rebellion, vigilantism, society, escapades, social decay, oil, crimes, heroes, life is a bitch, graphic violence, chases and races, folk hero, tough heroes, post apocalypse
Time: future
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting and futuristic films with plots about danger, heroes, future dystopia, escapades, life is a bitch, society and survival mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Downstream: Divergent (2014), The Challenge (2005), The Last Man on Planet Earth (1999), Assault Girls (2009), 2047: Sights of Death (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Divergent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In a world divided into factions based on personality types, Tris learns that she's been classified as Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fighting the system, distopia, chosen one, heroes, youth, training, heroine, rebelliousness, society, survival, future dystopia, rebellion ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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The Challenge (2005)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, survival, adventure, rivalry, tough heroes, escapades, life is a bitch, folk hero, danger, chaos, vigilantism, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: germany, berlin germany
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70%
The Last Man on Planet Earth (1999)
Genre: Action, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: During a war with Afghanistan, a weapon called the "Y-bomb" was used, which resulted in the deaths of 97% of the world's men. Feeling that they were better off without males, the women of Earth decided to outlaw men because they were ...
Style: psychological, exciting, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: future dystopia, cloning, post apocalypse, survival, escapades, heroes, amazon tribe, deadly, life is a bitch, danger, society, discrimination ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Assault Girls (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Three women and one man - with an assortment of weaponry - wage war against giant mutant sandwhales in a barren digital landscape, all to achieve points within the virtual reality video game called Avalon.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, exciting, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: teens
Plot: desert, contests and competitions, heroes, adventure, heroic mission, survival, distant planet, future dystopia, life is a bitch, danger, virtual reality, female protagonist ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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2047: Sights of Death (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The year is 2047. Our planet is ruled by the repressive Confederate Central Government (CCG). Ryan is a Green War rebel agent sent on a mission by Sponge to collect evidence against the CCG for its heinous crimes. Ryan soon faces the sinister ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, tense, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, heroes, rebellion, social decay, heroic mission, chaos, rebelliousness, save the world, danger, society, rivalry, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Survival Code (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in 2045, Vic, an ex-ultimate fighter, is the owner of the only airstrip, hotel and bar in the high Arctic frontier town of Borealis. He does his best to keep the peace amongst a vast array of clashing characters in this lawless international ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, future dystopia, deadly, escapades, murder, environmentalism, life is a bitch, small town life, danger, society, small town, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2040s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.1
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Warlords (1988)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a brutal, radioactive future, fearless warrior Dow (David Carradine) is humanity's last hope against the Warlord and his mutant hordes. With the gorgeous, deadly Danny (Dawn Wildsmith) and the strange Ammo at his side, Dow makes desperate ...
Style: exciting, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, betrayal, society, rivalry, life is a bitch, deadly, soldier, heroes, chases and races, imaginary, escapades, danger ...
Time: future
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 8K
White Wall (2010)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the near future, everything has changed. Basic human rights have become the rarest of luxuries. No one knows when this started but everyone knows how. The VXII, the deadliest virus ever created, spread like wildfire and decimated the majority of ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, futuristic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, society, life is a bitch, danger, survival, future dystopia, rivalry, deadly, heroes, escapades, bounty hunter, secret ...
Time: 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 4.8
 618
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Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: future
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 5.6
 113
Index Zero (2014)
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Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 2035, United States of Europe. Some humans are not sustainable anymore.
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, futuristic, serious ...
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Time: future, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.7
 4K
Hardwired (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: futuristic, tense, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Only a few people still live in New York in 2015. They are organized in gangs with their own turf. One of them is led by Baron, another one by Carrot, and they are constantly at war with each other.
Style: exciting, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: new york, usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Adrenalin: Fear the Rush (1996)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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Duration: 77 min.
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Audience: boys' night, girls' night
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 2.9
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41%
 4.3
 675
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 4.1
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Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, futuristic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Style: serious, rough, stylized, suspenseful, bleak ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Time: future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, captivating, futuristic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: futuristic, twists and turns, serious, suspense, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: exciting, rough, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Defense Condition 4 (1985)
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Duration: 88 min.
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Style: exciting, bleak, futuristic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, catastrophe, adventure, teenage life, future dystopia, chaos, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, escapades ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.8
 727
Storm Watch (2002)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense, disturbing ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.3
 769
Automatic (1995)
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, futuristic ...
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30%
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Duration: 89 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Blood of Heroes (1989)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%