Rationing movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant rationing movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, tense and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with rationing, death, survival, danger, blood, military, soldier, brutality, murder and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, War and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
rationing movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as rationing: The Martian (2015), Attack on Leningrad (2009), Snowpiercer (2013), In the Heart of the Sea (2015), Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007), The Expanse (2015), The Colony (2013), The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961), Heatwave! (1974), Back Home (2001).

List of rationing movies

The Martian (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Hungary, Jordan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw ...
Style: futuristic, biting, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: survival, mars, isolation, nasa, science, stranded, space travel, astronaut, scientist, space, left for dead, food shortage ...
Time: 2030s, future, 21st century
Place: china, london, usa, houston texas, beijing china ...
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Attack on Leningrad (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by Nina Tsvetnova a ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, rough, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, siege, hunger, wartime life, battles, survival, soldier, self sacrifice, female protagonist, military, heroic mission, rationing ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, year 1941, 20th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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Snowpiercer (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea, Czech Republic
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.
Style: thought provoking, allegory, tense, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: post apocalypse, train, distopia, survival, future dystopia, revolution, rebellion, social differences, winter, class struggle, society, snow ...
Time: future, near future, 2030s, year 2014, 2010s ...
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In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s ...
Style: scenic, exciting, inspirational, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, kids, adult
Plot: survival, ocean, ship, whale, sea, boat, disaster, starvation, shipwreck, man versus nature, dangerous animal, castaway ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, future, middle ages, georgian era ...
Place: new england, ecuador, pacific ocean, south america, massachusetts
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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Beginning just after the bloody Sioux victory over General Custer at Little Big Horn, the story is told through two unique perspectives: Charles Eastman, a young, white-educated Sioux doctor held up as living proof of the alleged success of ...
Style: rough, emotional, serious, exciting, sincere ...
Plot: native american, native american reservation, native americans, native american attack, indian reservation, murder, injustice, against humanity, massacre, buffalo, racism, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, south dakota, washington d.c., canada
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The Expanse (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A thriller set two hundred years in the future following the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.
Style: futuristic, captivating, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: space travel, human in outer space, space, spacecraft, space opera, space station, investigation, conspiracy, alien life-form, space wars, space colony, space exploration ...
Time: future, 24th century, 23rd century
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The Colony (2013)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, dark, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, survival, distopia, starvation, ice age, epidemic, dehumanization, vestiges of humanity, survival horror, underground bunker, quarantine ...
Time: future, near future
Place: antarctica
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The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: British reporters suspect an international cover-up of a global disaster in progress... and they're right. Hysterical panic has engulfed the world after the United States and the Soviet Union simultaneously detonate nuclear devices and have ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, disturbing, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, disaster, nuclear bomb, newspaper, natural disaster, suspense, catastrophe, cold war, science, race against time, chaos ...
Time: 60s, future, 20th century, 50s
Place: london, england, europe, russia, new york ...
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Heatwave! (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The residents of an isolated mountain town must band together to survive during a devastating heat wave.
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, heat wave, distopia, pregnancy and birth, pregnant wife, beer, husband wife relationship, birth, raccoon, pregnant woman, mountain ...
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Back Home (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The war in Europe is over, but the one at home has only just begun. The Second World War is ending and throughout Britain, evacuees are returning home to their families - but not the families they remember. Like so many other women, Peggy’s life ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, homecoming, mother daughter relationship, marriage, aristocrat, evacuation, american soldier, loss of husband, presumed dead, swing, swing dancing, snobbism ...
Place: england
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Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, redemption, small town, marriage, betrayal, self discovery, older man younger woman relationship, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, society, resistance ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: germany, central europe, czechoslovakia, prague
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Stargate Universe (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of a present-day, multinational exploration team traveling on the Ancient spaceship Destiny many billions of light years distant from the Milky Way Galaxy. They evacuated there and are now trying to figure out a way to return to ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, tense, epic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, human existence, space, human in outer space, space and aliens, technology, military, alien planet, team, space opera, alien encounter ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2010s
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Testament (1983)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nuclear war in the United States is portrayed in a realistic and believable manner. The story is told through the eyes of a woman who is struggling to take care of her family. The entire movie takes place in a small suburban town outside San ...
Style: depressing, thought provoking, bleak, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: nuclear war, disaster, cold war, apocalypse, post apocalypse, tragedy, distopia, small town, death, end of the world, visceral, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future, near future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton ...
Style: witty, gloomy, sexy, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: gay, writers, lgbt, murder, male nudity, gay cruising, playwright, homosexuality, lgbtq, art, artist, death ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1964, 50s ...
Place: england, london, europe, brighton, britain ...
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Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The Bounty leaves Portsmouth in 1787. Its destination: to sail to Tahiti and load bread-fruit. Captain Bligh will do anything to get there as fast as possible, using any means to keep up a strict discipline. When they arrive at Tahiti, it is like a ...
Style: epic, psychological, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, ocean, sailboat, mutiny, betrayal, suspense, captain, leadership, brutality, sea, rebelliousness, military ...
Time: 18th century, 60s, 1930s, georgian era, 1780s ...
Place: tahiti, england, europe
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Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
Style: emotional, bleak, realistic, epic, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: world war two, war, military, battles, survival, anti war, japanese history, japanese army, imperial japan, brutality, japanese military, violence ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century, year 2005, year 1945
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Let Him Have It (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Chris and Derek's friendship leads to their involvement in the true case which ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: courtroom drama, legal, death row, courtroom, police, gangsters, prison, railway, serial killer, violent, death sentence, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: england, london, europe
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Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real ...
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, dark fantasy, surreal, gothic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: monster, mythology, fantasy world, maze, legends and myths, cruelty, creature, good versus evil, macabre, alternate reality, young heroes, fairy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: spain, canada, europe
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Safe Conduct (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Spain
Duration: 170 min.
Story: The film is about the French film industry from 1942 to 1944 during the Nazi occupation. The film focuses on assistant director and resistance fighter Jean Devaivre and screenwriter Jean Aurenche. Aurenche is on the move so that he doesn't have ...
Style: sincere, touching, suspenseful, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, politics, human spirit, survival, couples, writer's life, hopes, lifestyle, escapades, society, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe, vichy
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Turtles Can Fly (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Turtles can fly tells the story of a group of young children near the Turkey-Iran border. They clean up mines and wait for the Saddam regime to fall.
Style: sincere, rough, bleak, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: childhood, blind character, war, refugee, orphan, children, coming of age, camp, child, anti war, muslim, children in wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century
Place: kurdistan, iran, middle east, iraq, california ...
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Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no ...
Style: touching, anime, depressing, heartbreaking, dramatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: world war two, hunger, war, orphan, homelessness, survival, siblings relations, desperation, bomb, death of child, anti war, childhood ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, post world war two
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel and the Axis forces are bogged down; it's October, the ...
Style: bleak, serious, sincere, realistic, captivating
Plot: war, world war two, military, battles, soldier, friendship, military life, wartime life, british army, behind enemy lines, introspection, survival ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, year 1942, 20th century
Place: middle east, africa, egypt, palermo italy, libya ...
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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, battles, chaos, rivalry, life is a bitch, society, apocalypse, future dystopia, fight, fictional war, military, heroes ...
Time: future
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Delicatessen (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This bizarre surrealistic black comedy takes place in a small fictitious post-apocalyptic town where food is scarce and butcher Clapet has the macabre business of using human flesh to feed his customers. Yet when his daughter falls in love with his ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, art house, futuristic, absurd ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: distopia, surrealism, dark humor, cannibalism, food, clown, apocalypse, cult, suicide, french, cannibal, restaurant ...
Time: future
Place: france
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Daybreakers (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the year 2019, a plague has transformed almost every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vampires on a way to save ...
Style: futuristic, scary, stylized, intense, splatter ...
Plot: vampire, distopia, supernatural, epidemic, apocalypse, pandemic, dystopic future, cure, female vampire, vampirism, future dystopia, transformation ...
Time: future, near future, year 2019, 2010s, 21st century
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The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Irena Sendler is a Catholic social worker who has sympathized with the Jews since her childhood, when her physician father died of typhus contracted while treating poor Jewish patients. When she initially proposes saving Jewish children from the ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, tense, intense ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: holocaust, world war two, nazi germany, jewish, ghetto, social worker, rescue, wartime life, life is a bitch, against humanity, historical figure, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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Blindness (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Canada, Japan, UK, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a sudden plague of blindness devastates a city, a small group of the afflicted band together to triumphantly overcome the horrific conditions of their imposed quarantine.
Style: bleak, disturbing, apocalyptic, thought provoking, intense ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, distopia, epidemic, plague, blindness, apocalypse, disability, society, isolation, infection, blind character ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada, portugal, sao paulo brazil
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The Army of Shadows (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Betrayed by an informant, Philippe Gerbier (Lino Ventura) finds himself trapped in a torturous Nazi prison camp. Though Gerbier escapes to rejoin the Resistance in occupied Marseilles, France, and exacts his revenge on the informant, he must ...
Style: visually appealing, art house, captivating, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: french resistance, world war two, war, terrorist, espionage, spy, resistance, intrigue, nazi, gangsters, betrayal, undercover ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1943
Place: paris france, france, marseille, vichy, europe ...
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How I Live Now (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An American girl on holiday in the English countryside with her family finds herself in hiding and fighting for her survival as war breaks out.
Style: suspenseful, romantic, sweet, realistic, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, teenage life, youth, teenager, coming of age, fall in love, cousin cousin relationship, getting home, longing, love, countryside ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: england, london, scotland, northern england
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Bert & Dickie (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Thrown together just five weeks before the final of the 1948 London Olympics, Bert Bushnell (Doctor Who's Matt Smith) and Dickie Burnell (Sam Hoare) defied all the odds and made history in the double sculls. This is the story of how they did it ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: competition, ambition, athlete's life, human spirit, against the odds, contests and competitions, hopes, rivalry, sport, lifestyle, bbc, teamwork ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1948
Place: london, england
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