Movies like Alphaville

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Alphaville (1965)
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Alphaville (1965)
Original name: Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An American private-eye, arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet which is ruled by an evil scientist named Von Braun, who has outlawed love and self-expression.
Style: noir, neo noir, futuristic, stylized, thought provoking, atmospheric, clever, tense, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: distopia, surrealism, totalitarianism, investigation, crimes, ruler, a.i., life is a bitch, creator, terminator, self fulfillment, society, re-education, punishment, individualism, privacy invasion, dehumanization, human nature, anti conformity, emotionless, future dystopia, behavior control, private detective, satire, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: future, 50s, 1950s
Place: paris france

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Most similar movies to Alphaville

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out thought provoking, visually appealing, serious and cerebral films with plots about distopia, storytelling, technology, life is a bitch, existentialism, society and catastrophe mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Alphaville: Blade Runner (1982), Equilibrium (2002), Stalker (1979), The Trial (1962), Fahrenheit 451 (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Blade Runner (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.
Style: neo noir, futuristic, atmospheric, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, existentialism, distopia, killer robot, androids, artificial intelligence, a.i., fugitives, androids and robots, bounty hunter, human nature ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
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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, philosophical, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, dystopic future, rebellion, lone hero, fighting the system, resistance, society, utopia, totalitarianism, gunfight, dictatorship ...
Time: future, 2000s, 80s
Place: beijing china, china
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Stalker (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded ...
Style: philosophical, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy, art house ...
Plot: stalker, surrealism, scientist, russian, human nature, future dystopia, wish come true, post apocalypse, desire, society, escapades, psychic ...
Place: russia
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100%
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The Trial (1962)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: paranoia, distopia, courtroom, fighting the system, false accusation, courtroom drama, conspiracy, expressionism, post war, uncover truth, life is a bitch, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1920s, 18th century
Place: russia
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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, totalitarianism, distopia, social decay, fighting the system, resistance, oppression, rebelliousness, introspection, satire, firefighter, unhappy marriage ...
Time: future, near future, 60s
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57%
 7.8
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Gattaca (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, intellectual, neo noir, twists and turns ...
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, future dystopia, genetics, discrimination, paraplegic, philosophy, society, eugenics, heart disease, space travel, destiny ...
Time: future, near future
Place: detroit, riviera, french riviera
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One Point O (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania, Iceland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paranoid computer programmer Simon wakes up to find a package in his room one day. Despite attempts at securing his apartment, the packages keep arriving. While cameras watch Simon's every move, he struggles to find the answers to the ...
Style: surreal, psychological, suspenseful, enigmatic, tricky ...
Plot: cyberpunk, paranoia, nanotechnology, neighbor, mind game, investigation, life is a bitch, programmer, mind control, robot, elevator, computer ...
Time: contemporary, future
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54%
My Life to Live (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.
Style: thought provoking, gloomy, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, prostitution, philosophy, free will, female protagonist, introspection, life is a bitch, artist, performer's life, couples, destructive relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, rome italy
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52%
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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: serious, thought provoking, atmospheric, futuristic, bleak ...
Plot: genetic engineering, distopia, helicopter, life is a bitch, society, love and romance, social differences, human nature, utopia, government agency, rescue, state affairs ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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52%
The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in his computer generated parallel ...
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, intellectual, twist ending, neo noir ...
Plot: parallel world, virtual reality, alternate reality, cyberspace, cyberpunk, computer system, technology gone awry, uncover truth, deception, time travel, protagonist as suspect, distopia ...
Time: 90s, future, 1930s, 20th century, near future ...
Place: los angeles, usa
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52%
 7.7
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Ex Machina (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds ...
Style: mind bending, philosophical, twist ending, psychological, tense ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, robot, isolation, cyberpunk, technology, human android relationship, existentialism, cyborgs, manipulation, androids, a.i., androids and robots ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
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52%
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A robotic boy, the first programmed to love, David is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final ...
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, captivating, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, androids and robots, a.i., distopia, adoption, future dystopia, cyberpunk, androids, destiny, global warming, adventure, parents and children ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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52%
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Soylent Green (1973)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff.
Style: futuristic, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: distopia, overpopulation, murder, starvation, police detective, cannibalism, investigation, ecological disaster, fighting the system, chaos, international crisis, totalitarianism ...
Time: future, 21st century, 70s, near future, 2020s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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51%
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Black Mirror (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: A contemporary British re-working of The Twilight Zone with stories that tap into the collective unease about our modern world.  Over the last ten years, technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives before we've had time to ...
Style: twists and turns, thought provoking, philosophical, serious, stylized ...
Plot: alternate reality, computers and web, society, distopia, social decay, human nature, dark humor, satire, technology, media satire, gadget, chaos ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england, london
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Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A powerful railroad executive, Dagny Taggart, struggles to keep her business alive while society is crumbling around her. Based on the 1957 novel by Ayn Rand.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political corruption, politics, totalitarianism, society, workplace, idealism, human spirit, high society, civil rights, corporate world, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, year 2017, year 2016
Place: usa, new york, colorado, russia
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51%
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The Giver (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, futuristic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, future dystopia, society, utopia, youth, destiny, life is a bitch, human nature, teaching the ways of the world, rebelliousness, fighting the system, humanity ...
Time: future
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51%
New Rose Hotel (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A corporate raider and his henchman use a chanteuse to lure a scientific genius away from his employer and family.
Style: sexy, atmospheric, non-linear, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, cyberpunk, espionage, gangsters, crime gone awry, cons and scams, dangerous attraction, fall in love, lovers on the run, assassination attempt, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: future, near future
Place: new york, asia, usa, japan, tokyo
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51%
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Immortal (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Italy, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York City in the year 2095 where genetically altered humans live side by side with unaltered men and women.
Style: futuristic, dark fantasy, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, fantasy world, mythology, cyborgs, society, memory loss, battles, escapades, heroes, tombs and skeletons, mutant ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
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51%
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Code 46 (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A futuristic 'Brief Encounter', a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, clever, futuristic ...
Plot: cloning, forgery, investigation, fall in love, infidelity, love and romance, future dystopia, romance, lovers on the run, dishonesty, love affair, surveillance ...
Time: future
Place: asia, seattle, shanghai, china, delhi ...
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Kafka (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Kafka, an insurance worker gets embroiled in an underground group after a co-worker is murdered. The underground group is responsible for bombings all over town, attempting to thwart a secret organization that controls the major events in society. ...
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, murder, writers, investigation, expressionism, worker, nothing goes right, politics, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, 18th century
Place: central europe, prague
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49%
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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, technology gone awry, chaos, surveillance, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
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25%
Atlas Shrugged: Part II (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The global economy is on the brink of collapse. Brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continue to mysteriously disappear. Unemployment has risen to 24%. Gas is now $42 per gallon. Dagny Taggart, Vice President in Charge of Operations ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, captivating, philosophical, twists and turns ...
Plot: fighting the system, ambition, rebellion, radical, visionary, idealism, rebelliousness, lifestyle, politics, workplace, human spirit, human nature ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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I, Robot (2004)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 2035, where robots are common-place and abide by the three laws of robotics, a techno-phobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be responsible for the death, his investigation leads him to believe that humanity may ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, artificial intelligence, future dystopia, androids and robots, cyborgs, a.i., technology gone awry, man versus machine, cyberpunk, hi-tech, distopia, human versus robot ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Final Cut (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in a world with memory implants, Robin Williams plays a cutter, someone with the power of final edit over people's recorded histories. His latest assignment is one that puts him in danger.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, twists and turns, intellectual, tense ...
Plot: surveillance, memory, microchip, death, childbirth, chase, haunted by the past, child abuse, technology, distopia, social satire, deception ...
Time: future, near future
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49%
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Cypher (2002)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, espionage, undercover, disorder, cyberpunk, conspiracy, uncover truth, hidden identity, mysterious character, dishonesty, power relations, femme fatale ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Brave New World (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 415 min.
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Story: In a utopia whose perfection hinges upon control of monogamy and privacy, members of the collective begin to question the rules, putting their regimented society on a collision course with forbidden love and revolution.
Style: surprise ending, futuristic, thought provoking, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: future dystopia, life is a bitch, distopia, utopia, dystopic future, genetic engineering, society, politics, social differences, satire, totalitarianism, rescue ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.9
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Brazil (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent ...
Style: surreal, thought provoking, stylized, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: fighting the system, distopia, surveillance, hallucination, dark humor, satire, mistaken identity, chase, alternate reality, paranoia, dystopic future, giant ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, london, europe, britain, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Congress (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Israel, Germany, Poland, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, USA, India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, Robin Wright decides to take her final job: preserving her likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent and the head of Miramount ...
Style: thought provoking, surreal, mind bending, futuristic, philosophical ...
Plot: hallucination, lifestyle, actor's life, one last job, escape from reality, child illness, moral dilemma, parallel world, under the surface, cyberspace, filmmaking, society ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.4
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Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, China
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, atmospheric, enigmatic, surreal ...
Plot: life philosophy, reincarnation, destiny, dystopic future, distopia, human nature, death, life & death, karma, wisdom of life, multiple storylines, love and romance ...
Time: future, 1930s, 20th century, 21st century, 19th century ...
Place: san francisco, hawaii, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Band of Outsiders (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cinephile slackers Franz and Arthur spend their days mimicking the antiheroes of Hollywood noirs and Westerns while pursuing the lovely Odile. The misfit trio upends convention at every turn, be it through choreographed dances in cafés or ...
Style: stylized, talky, atmospheric, witty, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, alienation, louvre, crime gone awry, crimes, postmodernism, friends, disorder, nothing goes right, love and romance, unlikely criminals, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%