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The Directive (2019)
 4.3
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The Directive (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the aftermath of an incurable virus spread, a robot seeking to eradicate humanity deceptively guides a Red Cross survivor to sanctuary with the false hope of his family awaiting in Safe Zone 57.
Style: surprise ending, epic, suspense, educational, psychotronic, allegory, cinema verite, underground film, cult film, modern day adaptation
Plot: zombie outbreak, sole survivor, robot, expedition, journey, zombie survival, virus, top secret, rat, apocalypse, travel, military, obsession, betrayal, murder, schizophrenic, conspiracy, missing person, psychiatrist, laboratory, imagination, imaginary friend, self discovery, hallucination, father son relationship ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s, year 2019
Place: china, usa, washington d.c., colorado, utah, north america, united states

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surprise ending, suspense, psychotronic and suspenseful films with plots about death, chase, gun, corpse, violence, murder and blood mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Directive: Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018), I Am Legend (2007), Down River (2018), Pandemic (2016), The Colony (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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Duration: 143 min.
Story: Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who ...
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I Am Legend (2007)
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Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, near future
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Down River (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Four soldiers trapped behind enemy lines must confront their fears and desires while finding a way back to their battalion.
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, serious, allegory ...
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Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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Duration: 91 min.
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Style: suspense, serious, rough, disturbing, bleak ...
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Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, rough, serious ...
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Plot: apocalypse, starvation, ice age, survival, post apocalypse, epidemic, quarantine, vestiges of humanity, distopia, underground bunker, dehumanization, cannibalism ...
Time: future, near future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Omega Man (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Duration: 109 min.
Story: After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong: ...
Style: apocalyptic, psychotronic, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending
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Time: future, near future, year 2019
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Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: After a catastrophic war, an eccentric general guides a filmmaker through a ravaged bunker.
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Time: 21st century, future, 2020s, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when ...
Style: psychological, non-linear, surreal, atmospheric, cerebral ...
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Time: future, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 2030s ...
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Style: unusual plot structure, suspense, surprise ending, tense, twists and turns ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Doomsday (2008)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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Duration: 105 min.
Story: A lethal virus spreads throughout the British isles,infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, plague, apocalypse, infected, survival, rescue, quarantine, future dystopia, chaos, society, cannibalism, chase ...
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Story: When a strange signal pulsates through all cell phone networks worldwide, it starts a murderous epidemic of epic proportions when users become bloodthirsty creatures, and a group of people in New England are among the survivors to deal with the ...
Style: ambiguous ending, scary, twist ending, psychotronic, suspense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Surrogates (2009)
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Duration: 89 min.
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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)
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Duration: 131 min.
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, futuristic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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28 Days Later (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the ...
Style: scary, tense, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
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Army of the Dead (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble: venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.
Style: psychotronic, road movie, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful ...
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Day of the Dead (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: scary, rough, suspense, intense, stylized ...
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