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The Aerial (2007)
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The Aerial (2007)
Original name: La Antena
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Argentina
Duration: 99 min.
Story: La Antena (English: The Aerial, 2007) is an Argentine drama film, written and directed by acclaimed film director Esteban Sapir. The film features Alejandro Urdapilleta, Rafael Ferro, Florencia Raggi, and others. The movie begins with a pair of hands typing on a typewriter. The denizens of a nameless city "in the year XX" have lost their voices. People communicate by mouthing out words that are spelled mid-air. The only person who has kept the use of her voice is La Voz ("the voice"), a singer working for the sole TV channel broadcast in the city, run by Mr. TV, who desires La Voz. La Voz wears a hood over her head that hides away her face. She has a son called Tomás, an eyeless little kid who nonetheless also has a voice (although this is kept a secret). Tomás lives next door to Ana, whom he one day befriends after a letter addressed to his house is erroneously delivered to hers.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, surreal, silent film, clever, bleak, stylized
Plot: distopia, rebellion, mind control, social decay, revolution, family relations, life is a bitch, totalitarianism, society, human nature, dishonesty, child in peril, expressionism, corrupted ruler, parents and children, state affairs, kidnapping, blind character, mute or deaf, danger, urban, devious, power of media, fascism, german expressionism
Time: future

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, atmospheric, bleak and futuristic films with plots about life is a bitch, society, distopia, future dystopia, danger, human nature and rebellion mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Aerial: Equilibrium (2002), V for Vendetta (2005), The Coming Days (2010), Brave New World (1998), Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, psychological, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, rebellion, lone hero, dystopic future, fighting the system, resistance, society, utopia, totalitarianism, gunfight, dictatorship ...
Time: future, 2000s, 80s
Place: beijing china, china
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V for Vendetta (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he ...
Style: captivating, futuristic, stylized, intense, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, anti hero, vengeance, distopia, freedom, rebellion, future dystopia, society, vigilantism, mysterious character, revenge ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
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The Coming Days (2010)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Welcome to 2020: The European Union has collapsed following the fourth Gulf War and massive barricades keep illegal immigrants out of cities that are barely functioning. In the middle of this highly volatile environment is the family of Walter ...
Style: serious, bleak, captivating, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: introspection, dysfunctional family, social decay, chaos and mayhem, political unrest, terrorism, future dystopia, danger, family problems, human nature, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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Brave New World (1998)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a futuristic totalitarian society, people have no control of their lives or their destiny.
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, serious, futuristic, bleak ...
Plot: genetic engineering, distopia, helicopter, danger, life is a bitch, society, love and romance, human nature, social differences, utopia, future dystopia, love triangle ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, psychological, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: distopia, future dystopia, brainwashing, totalitarianism, fascism, against humanity, society, politics, fall in love, life is a bitch, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, britain, united kingdom
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Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the future, the government maintains control of public opinion by outlawing literature and maintaining a group of enforcers, known as "firemen", to perform the necessary book burnings. Fireman Montag begins to question the morality of ...
Style: atmospheric, futuristic, tense, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, book, totalitarianism, social decay, fighting the system, resistance, book burning, oppression, introspection, rebelliousness, satire ...
Time: future, near future, 1960s, 60s
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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: bleak, suspenseful, serious, futuristic
Plot: post apocalypse, life is a bitch, survival, escapades, society, danger, chaos, pregnancy, future dystopia, apocalypse, babies and infants, distopia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Horse Money (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: While the young captains lead the revolution in the streets, the people of Fontainhas search for Ventura, lost in the woods.
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: social decay, haunted by the past, rebellion, introspection, state affairs, society, human nature, life is a bitch, revolution, immigrants, mental institution, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portugal, africa
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66%
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Furia (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a desert town, sometime in the future, a repressive government regime restricts all forms of artistic expression. At night, Theo breaks the law, risking torture and death, to paint his work on public spaces. But when his lover Elia is arrested ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: desert, distopia, rebellion, politics, fall in love, future dystopia, rebelliousness, conspiracy, chaos, destiny, idealism, political corruption ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Red Cockroaches (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Cuba
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, surreal, futuristic ...
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Time: future
Place: usa, new york
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64%
At Five in the Afternoon (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nogreh is a young Afghani woman living with her father and her sister-in-law, Leylomah, whose husband, Akhtar, is missing. Beyond the issue of Akhtar, Leylomah is most concerned with how to feed her baby. She cannot provide milk for her baby as her ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: survival, danger, hidden identity, injustice, political unrest, family relations, religions or cults, feminism, human nature, life is a bitch, dishonesty, war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Revengers Tragedy (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Revengers Tragedy is a film adaptation of the 1606 play The Revenger's Tragedy It was directed by Alex Cox and adapted for the screen by Cox's fellow Liverpudlian, Frank Cottrell Boyce. The film stars Christopher Eccleston as the ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: revenge, murder, wedding, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, vengeance, anti hero, social decay, dark humor, secret identity, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: future
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Index Zero (2014)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
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Plot: survival, against the odds, fighting the system, rebellion, escapades, future dystopia, life is a bitch, chaos, danger, social decay, on the road, wilderness ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: europe
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 6.2
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Spiderwebhouse (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
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The Hole (1998)
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Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: surreal, offbeat, atmospheric, futuristic, humorous ...
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Country: Estonia, Finland, Sweden, France
Duration: 114 min.
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Electroma (2006)
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Country: France, USA
Duration: 74 min.
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Style: surreal, serious, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat ...
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Place: usa
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55%
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4 (2004)
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Country: Russia, Netherlands
Duration: 126 min.
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Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, surreal, tense ...
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Place: russia
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54%
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Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
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Plot: distopia, surrealism, totalitarianism, human nature, dehumanization, creator, terminator, punishment, self fulfillment, privacy invasion, emotionless, behavior control ...
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53%
The City of Lost Children (1995)
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, gothic, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: friendship, distopia, rescue, mad scientist, island, steampunk, clones, escape, french, good versus evil, adventure, street kid ...
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53%
 5.2
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Judgment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Helen Hannah, the Christian leader of "Apocalypse" "Revelation" and "Tribulation" is being put on trial in the One Nation Earth Court of Justice. Mitch Kendrick is a lawyer assigned to defend her, and Victoria Thorne, ...
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, clever, christian film, serious ...
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Time: future
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52%
 5.2
 301
Stolen Child (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
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Franklyn (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: psychological, bleak, futuristic, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: masked vigilante, future dystopia, mental illness, parallel world, imaginary, religions or cults, looking for love, vigilantism, love and romance, childhood sweetheart, torment, vengeance ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Atlas Shrugged: Part III (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Approaching collapse, the nation's economy is quickly eroding. As crime and fear take over the countryside, the government continues to exert its brutal force against the nation's most productive who are mysteriously vanishing - leaving ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: politics, society, rebellion, hopes, fighting the system, life is a bitch, dishonesty, ambition, idealism, future dystopia, rebelliousness, human nature ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.3
 689
Captive (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Cristina's life is thrown into turmoil when she is suddenly escorted from her strict Catholic school in Buenos Aires and told that she is really Sofía Lombardi, the daughter of activists who disappeared in the '70s. Questioning everything ...
Style: emotional, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: uncover truth, haunted by the past, society, against humanity, life is a bitch, hidden truth, missing person, teenage life, political unrest, adoption, buried truth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
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THX 1138 (1971)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: People in the future live in a totalitarian society. A technician named THX 1138 lives a mundane life between work and taking a controlled consumption of drugs that the government uses to make puppets out of people. As THX is without drugs for the ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: distopia, totalitarianism, prison, utopia, future dystopia, fighting the system, dystopic future, hologram, technology gone awry, chaos, surveillance, androids and robots ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Robot Holocaust (1987)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Neo, a drifter from the atomic-blasted wastelands, arrives with his klutzy robot sidekick at a factory where slaves labor to fuel the sinister Dark One's Power Station. There, he meets a comely woman who convinces him to help rescue her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting
Plot: robot, mutant, revolution, man versus machine, heroes, rescue, rebellion, rivalry, society, power relations, escapades, master and servant ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 13K
Avalon (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In a future world, young people are increasingly becoming addicted to an illegal (and potentially deadly) battle simulation game called Avalon. When Ash, a star player, hears of rumors that a more advanced level of the game exists somewhere, she ...
Style: stylized, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: future, near future
Place: poland, europe, latin america, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.1
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Quintet (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: During a future ice age, dying humanity occupies its remaining time by playing a board game called Quintet. For one small group, this obsession is not enough. They play the game with living pieces, and only the winner survives.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: ice age, climate change, future dystopia, isolation, danger, rivalry, life is a bitch, society, chaos, apocalypse, survival, obsession ...
Time: future
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49%