Movies like 20 Years After

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20 Years After (2008)
 3.2
 2K
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, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, apocalyptic, disaster movie
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, life is a bitch, pregnancy, escapades, society, chaos, future dystopia, babies and infants, zombie apocalypse, woman with a gun, distopia, mother daughter relationship, disaster, ventriloquist dummy, danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, bleak and futuristic films with plots about danger, escapades, society, post apocalypse, chaos, survival and future dystopia mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like 20 Years After: Dragon Day (2013), The Road (2009), Ravagers (1979), The Last Train (1999), Quintet (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 3.9
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Dragon Day (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Duke Evans, out of work NSA analyst, is evicted from his home he moves his family to his grandfather's old cabin. However here they are also threatened when a hellish cyber-attack is unleashed on the US rendering anything with a computer ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating
Plot: post apocalypse, invasion, survival, escapades, chaos and mayhem, crimes, unemployment, racism, society, government agency, immigrants, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: china, mexico
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100%
 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%
 4.5
 445
Ravagers (1979)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic world divided between two groups called the Flockers and the Ravagers, an adventurer and his "pleasure girl" try to find their way to a rumored safe haven called the Land of Genesis.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, atomic bomb, graphic violence, disaster, catastrophe, cooking and food, chaos, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, future dystopia, murder ...
Time: future, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.1
 918
The Last Train (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
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Story: The Last Train is a British six-part post-apocalyptic television drama serial first broadcast on the ITV network in 1999. It has since been repeated on ITV2 in 1999/2001 and on numerous occasions on the UK Sci-Fi Channel. The serial was written by ...
Style: gloomy, apocalyptic, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, vestiges of humanity, top secret, train, tribe, cryogenics, group of strangers, passenger, chaos, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.0
 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, serious, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: post apocalypse, ice age, climate change, rivalry, isolation, future dystopia, society, life is a bitch, survival, chaos, apocalypse, obsession ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.0
 648
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: captivating, suspense, psychological, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, survival, apocalypse, chaos, life is a bitch, escapades, society, plague, journey, post apocalypse, violence, murder ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.2
 2K
Remains (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story centers on two lone survivors of a bizarre accident that reduced most of the world's population to zombies. They take refuge in a vacant casino and fight a losing battle against the undead.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, futuristic, scenic ...
Plot: zombie, survival, supernatural, apocalypse, chaos, life is a bitch, gambling, casino, escapades, future dystopia, supernatural being, virus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: tense, serious, bleak, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, life is a bitch, post apocalypse, found footage, chaos, society, future dystopia, introspection, escapades, wilderness, commune ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 4.2
 573
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: serious, suspenseful, captivating, futuristic, tech noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, rivalry, future dystopia, chaos, life is a bitch, androids and robots, escapades, apocalypse, soldier, man versus machine, society, space travel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 2.6
 525
Descendents (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Chile, Spain, Venezuela
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: scary, serious, bleak, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, survival, destiny, future dystopia, life is a bitch, bounty hunter, heroes, chaos, virus, youth, post apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Ultimate Warrior (1975)
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: psychotronic, depressing, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, distopia, survival, quarantine, gangsters, gang, plague, pregnancy, zombie, post nuclear, life is a bitch, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Left Behind: World at War (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A year and a half ago the world was hit with the biggest catastrophe it had ever seen. Without warning and without explanation, hundreds of millions of people simply vanished off the face of the earth. The world was in chaos like it had never been ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, futuristic, suspense, christian film ...
Plot: apocalypse, save the world, leadership, survival, political conspiracy, race against time, state affairs, life is a bitch, society, government agency, chaos, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary, near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 12K
Hell (2011)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In 2016 the sun has turned the entire world into a scorched and barren wasteland. The humans who have survived are either resourceful or violent, and sometimes both. Marie, her little sister Leonie, and best friend Phillip, are in a car headed to ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, rough, apocalyptic ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, cannibalism, distopia, life is a bitch, chase, heat wave, on the run, society, apocalypse, disaster, ambush ...
Time: future, contemporary, near future
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Defense Condition 4 (1985)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two men and a woman circle the globe in a satellite armed with a nuclear device. The third world war breaks out, and a few months later the satellite crashes. They survive the crash but one man gets killed by survivors and the other man gets caught. ...
Style: splatter, absurd, unusual plot structure, allegory, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, natural disaster, catastrophe, adventure, disaster, camp, brutality, alternate reality, adaptation, cold war ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 860
Malevil (1981)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In southern France, in a quite little town, the mayor, who also owns a castle with some cattle, is in the wine cellar with some other people: the pharmacist, the veterinary, and some of his employees. As they are drinking wine, they hear a terrible ...
Style: serious, exciting, bleak, suspenseful, weird
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, distopia, nuclear explosion, mentally unstable, heroes, starting over, society, confined, escapades, leadership, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 43K
Stake Land (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Martin was a normal teenage boy before the country collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster. A vampire epidemic has swept across what is left of the nation's abandoned towns and cities, and it's up to Mister, a death ...
Style: scary, bleak, road movie, brutal, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, vampire, vampire hunter, survival, supernatural, zombie, epidemic, apocalypse, infected, monster, depression, vengeance ...
Time: future
Place: canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.2
 416
After We Leave (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A sci-fi drama about a man struggling to find his wife, who he abandoned six years ago, before their visa to emmigrate to an off-world colony expires.
Style: philosophical, stylized, twists and turns, exciting, visually appealing ...
Plot: space travel, colony, dystopic future, post apocalypse, chase, survival, human existence, surrealism, husband wife relationship, survivor, apocalypse, distopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Android Apocalypse (2006)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Machines have taken over, but left humans thinking that they are still the ones in charge. The androids need humans because of the human brain fluid; without it the android brains can't work. Until the mad scientist finds out how to make this ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, bleak, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, prison, terminator, future dystopia, technology gone awry, chaos, a.i., escapades, man versus machine, survival, save the world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 3.4
 818
For the Cause (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The ultimate showdown on a forbidden planet.
Style: exciting, stylized, rough, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, adventure, battles, rivalry, society, life is a bitch, chaos, future dystopia, apocalypse, fight, fictional war, military ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.9
 7K
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: serious, rough, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, survival, life is a bitch, society, rivalry, future dystopia, escapades, heroes, secret, bounty hunter, confined, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: exciting, psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: post apocalypse, future dystopia, amazon tribe, cloning, survival, heroes, escapades, life is a bitch, society, discrimination, sorority, matriarchy ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.3
 3K
I Am Omega (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Last Man Alive Must Battle a Planet of the Dead. [An Asylum film.]
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, virus, rescue, post apocalypse, disease, survival, chaos, future dystopia, plague, rivalry, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.0
 3K
Omega Doom (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After earth is taken over by an army of robots, the small number of humans left are forced into hiding. In the nuclear winter, only droids walk the face of the earth, in fear of the rumored human resurgence, and in search of a hidden cache of ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, androids and robots, cyborgs, apocalypse, cyberpunk, super soldier, fictional war, gang war, water, robot, bartender, mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
35%
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, rivalry, society, life is a bitch, save the world, rebelliousness, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.6
 719
Empty (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A suspenseful drama about a young couple on a road trip who get caught in the midst of a worldwide gas shortage.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: on the road, chaos, social differences, couples, couple relations, life is a bitch, escapades, distopia, global warming, international crisis, survival, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 630
Cold Harvest (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A bounty hunter protects his dead brother's wife in a lawless world after a comet has devastated much of earth.
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, martial arts, bar fight, revenge, bounty hunter, chaos, future dystopia, plague, pregnancy, apocalypse, siblings relations, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.4
 119
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, futuristic, stylized ...
Plot: survival, against the odds, chaos, rebellion, future dystopia, escapades, life is a bitch, fighting the system, social decay, wilderness, on the road, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Pulse 2: Afterlife (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The world has been reshaped by the invasion of ghosts via the wireless internet. Cities are deserted, technology has been destroyed and the few remaining human beings eschew anything electrical in order to avoid a confrontation with the soulless ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, scary, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ghost, apocalypse, supernatural, chaos, extinction, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, survival, missing child, escapades, supernatural ability, undead ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Red Cockroaches (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Cuba
Duration: 82 min.
Story: First of a Trilogy: In a New York ravaged with acid rains, a man in his twenties meets a mysterious, yet familiar young woman who disrupts the banality of his day-to-day existence. Together, they will embark on a surreal journey with a devastating ...
Style: serious, surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: brother sister sex, incest, sex with brother, genetic engineering, cockroach, mysterious character, self discovery, sex with sister, life is a bitch, society, future dystopia, haunted by the past ...
Time: future
Place: cuba, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%