Movies like Decoder

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Decoder (1984)
 6.6
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Decoder (1984)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: West Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: F.M. discovers that different sonic frequencies induce different patterns of behaviour in listeners, first in his own studio but later in the local "H-Burger" restaurant where the passive muzak appears to be wiping people's emotions.
Style: tense, bleak, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, experimental, psychedelic, cult film
Plot: new wave, apocalypse, revolution, fascism, life is a bitch, rebellion, cult, danger, society, chaos, future dystopia, disorder, mystery, distopia, striptease, conspiracy, subculture, fast food, frog, big brother, toad, hamburger, riot, piracy, tape recorder ...
Time: future
Place: germany, europe

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Most similar movies to Decoder

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, futuristic and bleak films with plots about danger, life is a bitch, chaos, future dystopia, society, escapades and apocalypse mostly in Sci-Fi, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like Decoder: Index Zero (2014), 2084 (2009), Descendents (2008), Crash and Burn (1990), Quintet (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 102
Index Zero (2014)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 2035, United States of Europe. Some humans are not sustainable anymore.
Style: suspenseful, tense, futuristic, atmospheric, serious ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.8
 125
2084 (2009)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Not much left since the world died. That's what they called it the day the virus took over and people went inside, never to leave their homes again. Soon after that, the last of the food was gone, the last drop of gas was used up, the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: apocalypse, isolation, survival, danger, chaos, plague, confined, deadly, food shortage, mosquito, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 2.6
 448
Descendents (2008)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Chile
Duration: 74 min.
Story: In an undefined future, the earth has been destroyed by man, and the air polluted with a mysterious virus that turns humans into zombies. Only a few children are immune to the disease and have adapted to these extreme conditions and survived. ...
Style: serious, scary, bleak, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, deadly, survival, future dystopia, destiny, bounty hunter, heroes, life is a bitch, danger, chaos, post apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Crash and Burn (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Unicom is a powerful organization overseeing most of the world after its economic collapse. They have banned computers and robots in an attempt to insure "life, liberty, and the pursuit of economic stability". When a Unicom Synth robot ...
Style: bleak, futuristic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: future dystopia, robot, androids and robots, society, escapades, rivalry, profanity, chaos, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 5.1
 3K
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, futuristic, atmospheric, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: ice age, danger, rivalry, isolation, future dystopia, survival, obsession, apocalypse, life is a bitch, society, chaos, glacier ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Ever Since the World Ended (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Twelve years ago, a plague swept through, wiping out most of the population; in San Francisco, only 186 people remain. Two of them use jury-rigged batteries to power a camera and make a documentary. We see a variety of approaches to survival, from ...
Style: bleak, tense, serious, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: survival, life is a bitch, danger, society, chaos, future dystopia, introspection, apocalypse, escapades, wilderness, commune, survivor ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Gene Generation (2007)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, South Korea, Singapore
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a futuristic world, Michelle lives everyday battling with DNA Hackers who use their skills to hack into people's bodies and kill them. She is an assassin, trying to keep her younger brother, Jackie, out of trouble. When Jackie gets involved ...
Style: rough, stylized, futuristic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, danger, chaos, hitman, society, life is a bitch, femme fatale, apocalypse, urban, technology gone awry, heroic mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.1
 589
Deadland (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the radiation-infected aftermath of World War III, one man's desperate attempt to find his wife in the wastelands that were once the United States inspires his fellow survivors to fight for humanity. The bomb has dropped, and in the blink of ...
Style: suspense, captivating, psychological, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, survival, danger, chaos, apocalypse, life is a bitch, escapades, society, plague, journey, violence, murder ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, rescue, heroes, rebellion, master and servant, danger, power relations, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Color Out of Space (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Arkham, 1975: Jonathan Davis' father has disappeared. His tracks lead to Germany, to the Swabian-Franconian Forest where he was stationed after the Second World War. Jonathan sets out to find him and bring him home, but deep in the woods he ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: neo noir, farm, missing person, countryside, supernatural, asteroids and comets, danger, laboratory, meteorite, meteor, h.p. lovecraft, in the woods ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, rebellion, heroes, social decay, heroic mission, rebelliousness, chaos, save the world, life is a bitch, rivalry, danger, society ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Circle of Eight (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jessica moves into a loft on the eighth floor of a Los Angeles apartment building called The Dante. The other tenants all seem friendly at first, but when she starts witnessing horrible deaths, she must team up with her neighbor Evan (Doom) to solve ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, enigmatic, exciting ...
Plot: mystery, investigation, uncover truth, danger, crimes, mysterious character, riddles and clues, fear, supernatural, brutality, haunted house, filmmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Rats: Night of Terror (1984)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: One hundred years after a nuclear war has devastated the planet, society has been reborn into two factions; the underground society and the scavangers above in the wastelands. A group of scavangers on bikes come across a town infested with flesh ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, serious, futuristic ...
Plot: mutant, rat, survivor, apocalypse, dangerous animal, deadly creature, danger, survival, deadly, save the world, chaos, animal life ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Zombie Diaries (2006)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the early part of the 21st Century, an unknown virus began spreading among the populous. Within weeks it had engulfed the entire planet, from the smallest communities to the greatest cities. Upon the death of its host, the virus would reanimate ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, scary, futuristic
Plot: zombie, race against time, apocalypse, survival, chaos and mayhem, danger, on the run, future dystopia, gory, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, rescue ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Forbidden Dimensions (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Jack Slade was born during a solar eclipse in the year 1980. 18 years later, he finds out he has the ability to travel into the future. He projects himself into the year 2035, where society has been destroyed by a fascist regiment of psychopathic ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, scary
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, survival, save the world, heroes, chaos, apocalypse, danger, mutant, space and aliens, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future, year 1998
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Teenage Caveman (2002)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic future mankind is lives in a prehistoric manner. After killing his father for sexually assaulting his girlfriend, the son of a tribal leader runs away with a group of his teenage friends. They are taken in by Neil and Judith ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: caveman, survival, mutant, cavemen, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, leadership, supernatural, deadly, danger, life is a bitch, deadly creature ...
Time: future, stone age
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.8
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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, life is a bitch, society, danger, survival, future dystopia, deadly, rivalry, escapades, heroes, bounty hunter, secret ...
Time: 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 57
Swerve (2012)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Story: In a future post-apocalyptic California, the new frontier is a vast nano-contaminated Zone cut off from the all-connected Grid and the ceaseless flows of bodies and information outside its borders. Only the insane or criminal would venture into this ...
Style: surreal, serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Plot: mad scientist, life is a bitch, contamination, chaos, kidnapping, future dystopia, apocalypse, crimes, society, technophobia, disorder, philosophy ...
Time: future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 4.0
 2K
Parasite (1982)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Paul Dean has created a deadly parasite that is now attached to his stomach. He and his female companion, Patricia Welles, must find a way to destroy it while also trying to avoid Ricus, his rednecks, and an evil government agent named Merchant.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: experiment gone awry, deadly creature, save the world, future dystopia, mad scientist, survival, danger, bio weapon, plague, gang, desert, parasite ...
Time: future, year 1992, 90s, 1990s, near future ...
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.7
 12K
Antiviral (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After becoming infected with the virus that killed superstar Hannah Geist, Syd March must unravel the mystery surrounding her death to save his own life .
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak, tech noir ...
Plot: infected, social decay, uncover truth, buried truth, society, celebrity culture, virus, celebrity, injection, survival, danger, obsession ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: toronto ontario canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.2
 537
Encrypt (2003)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 2068, the ozone layer is gone and the world is a wasteland. A band of mercenaries attempt to break into a Estate that is guarded by a automated defence system called "Encrypt" in order to steal priceless artwork.
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, survival, future dystopia, life is a bitch, chaos, escapades, androids and robots, apocalypse, man versus machine, soldier, society, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Last Battle (1983)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The plot explores the devastation of civilization and issues of brutality, hostility and isolation. Pierre Jolivet stars as the main character (identified only as "The Man" in the end credits) who is menaced by "The Brute" ...
Style: bleak, stylized, atmospheric, serious, experimental ...
Plot: survival, battles, isolation, distopia, chaos, danger, life is a bitch, society, confined, graphic violence, nuclear holocaust, future dystopia ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, paris france, california, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 2.9
 223
Replikator (1994)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two rival corporations are developing replication technology which would enable the cloning of human tissue. The technology falls into a criminal group. Ludo Ludovic and Kathy Moskow with the help of a cop try to stop the criminals.
Style: rough, bleak, futuristic, serious, cult film
Plot: cloning, industrial espionage, distopia, a.i., computers and web, time travel, experiment gone awry, technology gone awry, future dystopia, injustice, chaos, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 1K
Hellevator (2004)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Luchino's routine morning elevator ride up from her subterranean home on level 138 to her school many stories above turns horrific when the elevator operator is ordered to pick up two passengers from floor 99, the maximum security level. What ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, scary, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: elevator, trapped in an elevator, murder, danger, society, supernatural ability, supernatural, psychopath, life is a bitch, prisoner, killing spree, serial killer ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, futuristic, serious
Plot: post apocalypse, life is a bitch, survival, escapades, society, danger, pregnancy, future dystopia, chaos, babies and infants, apocalypse, distopia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.5
 87
Quarantine (1989)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a futuristic society being decimated by plague, a fascist movement seizes power and quarantines not only the plague victims, but anyone related to them. Rebels trying to assassinate a particularly reactionary senator stumble onto a computer ...
Style: serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, plague, concentration camp, quarantine, disease, virus, cyberpunk, contamination, infection, graphic violence, chaos, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.4
 304
Johnny 2.0 (1997)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When Dr. Johnny Dalton awakens, after being beaten by a group of eco-terrorists who were vandalizing his lab at biotech firm Azina, his business partner Frank Donahue tells him him that 15 years have passed and Johnny is merely a clone of himself. ...
Style: serious, futuristic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, clones, coma, space and aliens, life is a bitch, heroes, imaginary, save the world, rivalry, chases and races, danger, androids and robots ...
Time: future
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.7
 2K
Aftermath (2014)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Searching for a happy ending to a tale of unimaginable disaster and horror, nine strangers find themselves holed up together in a farmhouse cellar in rural Texas. The United States has hastily become embroiled in World War 3. A young doctor named ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, isolation, danger, chaos, escapades, confined, radiation, nuclear, indoor, erotica, baseball bat ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Monster of Terror (1965)
Genre: Mystery, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young man visits his fiancé's estate to discover that her wheelchair-bound scientist father has discovered a meteorite that emits mutating radiation rays that have turned the plants in his greenhouse to giants. When his own wife falls victim ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, gothic, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, greenhouse, mystery, supernatural, experiment gone awry, deadly, danger, crimes, estate, fiancee, old dark house ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Last Seven (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Seven strangers wake up on the deserted streets of London with no knowledge of how they got there. Before long someone -or something - is picking them off, one by one....
Style: bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, survival, apocalypse, chaos, danger, life is a bitch, future dystopia, escapades, uncover truth, graphic violence, chases and races, race against time ...
Time: future
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%