Wasteland movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant wasteland movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, exciting and bleak films and TV shows about / with wasteland, post apocalypse, danger, escapades, chaos, society, heroes, future dystopia, desert and life is a bitch plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Thriller genres shot in USA, Italy, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as wasteland: Red Canyon (2008), Godkiller: Walk Among Us (2010), Black Hat (2011), Badlands (1973), Equalizer 2000 (1987), She (1984), Phoenix the Warrior (1988), Exterminators of the Year 3000 (1983), Mindwarp (1991), Valley of Bones (2017).

List of wasteland movies

 3.5
 724
Red Canyon (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In Red Canyon, Regina and Devon return to their family home in the badlands of Utah to face the memory of a brutal attack - and put it behind them. But in coming home they awaken a killing rage in a town where everyone has ties that bind.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: bound and gagged, meth lab, cave, small town sheriff, wasteland, haunted by the past, crimes, violence spree, deadly, drug dealing, sheriff, held captive ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: utah
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Godkiller: Walk Among Us (2010)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Even in a postapocalyptic future in which Earth has been colonized by aliens, humans need hearts to live, so when an orphan boy's sister needs a new one, he'll go to just about any length to get it in this "illustrated film" from ...
Style: bleak, captivating, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: danger, society, rivalry, chaos, future dystopia, heart, imaginary, space and aliens, escapades, wasteland, sibling relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: future
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 6.1
 30
Black Hat (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Story: A drifter is a town's last hope of salvation from outlaws, but he can't escape the past he's trying to forget.
Plot: criminal, showdown, drifter, gunslinger, post apocalypse, sheriff, wasteland, saloon, old west, outlaw
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 7.8
 66K
Badlands (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dramatization of the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of the 1950s, in which a teenage girl and her twenty-something boyfriend slaughtered her entire family and several others in the Dakota badlands.
Style: rough, stylized, disturbing, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: serial killer, mass murder, violence spree, on the road, notoriety, lovers on the run, wasteland, on the run, killing spree, crimes, crime, runaway ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s
Place: south dakota, usa, montana
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 4.2
 501
Equalizer 2000 (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a bleak, postnuclear future world, warring factions struggle to claim the Equalizer 2000, the one weapon powerful enough to guarantee survival.
Plot: post apocalypse, wasteland, machine gun, desert, motorcycle gang, colonel, tyrant, bazooka, commander, soldier, post thermonuclear war, rebel ...
Time: future
Place: alaska
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Revelation Road: The Black Rider (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The Rapture has come and gone, in its wake is a famished wasteland filled with desperate looters, marauders and scavengers. In this third installment of The Revelation Road Saga, Josh McManus finds himself in a dangerous border-town at the edge of ...
Plot: faith, prophet, wasteland, evil laugh, chain, megaphone, manhunt, drifter, kidnapper, leg brace, tumbleweed, molotov cocktail ...
Time: future
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 4.9
 1K
She (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a backward post-apocalyptic world, She aids two brothers' quest to rescue their kidnapped sister. Along the way, they battle orgiastic werewolves, a psychic communist, a tutu-wearing giant, a mad scientist, and gladiators before standing ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, bleak, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutant, rescue, female warrior, post apocalypse, wasteland, arsonist, rivalry, heroes, deadly, adventure, danger, siblings relations ...
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Phoenix the Warrior (1988)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Big hair, big guns, big personalities, and a serious lack of wardrobe. She-Wolves of the Wasteland, a post-apocalyptic story that features women--lots and lots of women--who leave little to the imagination as they battle each other in various ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, futuristic, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, battles, save the world, chaos, danger, rivalry, lone wolves, apocalypse, pregnancy, sword fight, women, mutant ...
Time: future
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Exterminators of the Year 3000 (1983)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It's the year 3000 and a nuclear war has turned the earth into a desert wasteland. A group of survivors living in a cave run out of water and desperately need to locate a new supply. The last guy they sent out to find water never returned, and ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, futuristic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, gang, profanity, car chase, post apocalypse, nuclear, wasteland, chases and races, life is a bitch, heroes, danger, escapades ...
Time: future
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 5.3
 2K
Mindwarp (1991)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Revolting mutants hunt human outcasts and underground fighters (Bruce Campbell, Marta Alicia) in a future world of mind control.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, futuristic, serious, cult film ...
Plot: virtual reality, future dystopia, post nuclear, rebel, mutant, confined, danger, rivalry, parasite, slave, slavery, trap ...
Time: future
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Valley of Bones (2017)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A paleontologist gets a tip from an oil worker in the Badlands that may set her career back on track.
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: rivalry, adventure, life is a bitch, danger, escapades, parents and children, redemption, money, family relations, crimes, crime, brutality ...
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 6.1
 111K
Mortal Engines (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Set in a world many thousands of years in the future. Earth’s cities now roam the globe on huge wheels, devouring each other in a struggle for ever diminishing resources. On one of these massive Traction Cities, Tom Natsworthy has an unexpected ...
Style: futuristic, captivating, exciting, psychotronic, entertaining ...
Plot: steampunk, post apocalypse, resistance, female warrior, survival, post apocalyptic, female fighter, good versus evil, dark fantasy, tough girl, chase, power ...
Time: future
Place: london, europe, big ben london, asia
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 3.6
 268
SuperGrid (2018)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Set in a near future where mining conglomerates have turned Canada into a wasteland. Two brothers must travel the same road that claimed their sister's life in their quest to deliver mysterious cargo. En route they must contend with road ...
Style: road movie
Plot: quest, mining, wasteland, death of sister, post apocalypse
Time: future
Place: canada
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Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Max Rockatansky returns as the heroic loner who drives the dusty roads of a postapocalyptic Australian Outback in an unending search for gasoline. Arrayed against him and the other scraggly defendants of a fuel-depot encampment are the bizarre ...
Style: cult film, bleak, stylized, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, truck, survivor, gang, chases and races, survival, boomerang, anti hero, anti heroes, chase, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: australia, middle east
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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mad Max becomes a pawn in a decadent oasis of a technological society, and when exiled, becomes the deliverer of a colony of children.
Style: futuristic, serious, bleak, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, post apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, distopia, heroes, rescue, dwarf, exile, arena, camel, sandstorm, dictator ...
Time: future
Place: australia, sydney australia, south australia
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 3.6
 5
Romeo 3000 (2018)
Genre: Action, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Story: This be the year 3000. The world has been enveloped within the flames of nuclear warfare, bringing with it a new dark age. In these times, technology can be a rare blessing, or curse, depending on its discovery and / or use. What is left of ...
Style: romantic, psychotronic, suspenseful, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: steampunk, romance, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, post apocalypse, revenge, impossible love, supernatural ability, dark future, male female relationship, friendship between men, tragic love, father daughter relationship ...
Time: future
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 6.7
 789
Orphans (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Brothers Treat (Matthew Modine) and Philip (Kevin Anderson) have lived alone since they were kids, when a small time criminal enters their lives.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: kidnapping, gangsters, orphan, family relations, child in peril, manipulation, mentally unstable, crime gone awry, dishonesty, life is a bitch, manipulations, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia
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 7.1
 3K
Wanda (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Wanda, after a string of abusive relationships, abandons her family and seeks solace in the company of a petty criminal (Michael Higgins).
Style: bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic, no music ...
Plot: on the road, bar, family relations, travel, thief, feminism, working class, heist, introspection, redemption, human nature, down on your luck ...
Time: 60s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 4.8
 4K
Solarbabies (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a future in which most water has disappeared from the Earth, we find a group of children, mostly teenagers, who are living at an orphanage, run by the despotic rulers of the new Earth. The group in question plays a hockey based game on roller ...
Style: futuristic, serious, stylized, captivating, tense
Plot: future dystopia, drought, orphan, teenager, survival, save the world, adventure, apocalypse, rescue, escapades, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: future
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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
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As You Like It (1992)
Genre: Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Hiding out in an industrial wasteland from the murderous wrath of a regional ruler, a woman, disguised as a boy, gives wooing lessons to the edgy lad who proclaims he loves her.
Plot: female director, waterfront, graffiti, slum, flirting, gender disguise, cigarette smoking, fog, male female relationship, sheep, modern day adaptation, wasteland
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 5.4
 30K
Tank Girl (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on the British cult comic-strip, our tank-riding anti-heroine fights a mega-corporation, which controls the world's water supply.
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, semi serious, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: desert, future dystopia, female fighter, save the world, female warrior, female protagonist, chaos, chases and races, society, good versus evil, danger, master villain ...
Time: future, 2030s, near future, 21st century
Place: australia
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 7.3
 1K
Desert Punk (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 580 min.
TV show
Story: In the future, Japan is a wasteland. In the Great Kanto Desert, scattered humans eke out a living in the hot sand. Among them, a short-statured man they call "Sunabozu" makes a living as a bounty hunter. Like a demon of the sand, he seems ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, humorous, futuristic
Plot: bounty hunter, desert, mercenary, adventure, future dystopia, escapades, danger, imaginary, nudity (full frontal - brief), chaos and mayhem, anti hero, graphic violence ...
Time: future
Place: japan
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Six-String Samurai (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic world where the Russians have taken over a nuked USA and Elvis is king of Lost Vegas, Buddy is a '50s rocker and wandering warrior rolled into one, too-cool package. Armed with his six-string in one hand and his sword in ...
Style: cult film, surreal, humorous, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: desert, martial arts, apocalypse, samurai, chaos, danger, heroes, adventure, survival, escapades, gang war, cannibalism ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: las vegas
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Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II (1994)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the backdrop of Earths polluted future a female FBI agent removes Danner, a pleasure android from an asylum in order to coerce him into helping her hunt down the criminal psychopath Plughead. But Plughead who has tangled with Danner before has ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, androids and robots, danger, imaginary, superhuman powers, fighting crime, rivalry, space and aliens, chases and races, special agents, chaos, psychopath ...
Time: future
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 4.2
 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: stylized, suspenseful, bleak, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, super soldier, androids, disembodied head, severed head, post apocalypse, rivalry, danger, space and aliens, life is a bitch, escapades, heroes ...
Time: future
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Warriors of the Wasteland (1983)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two mercenaries help wandering caravans fight off an evil and aimless band of white-clad bikers after the nuclear holocaust.
Style: bleak, futuristic, offbeat, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, survival, apocalypse, society, chases and races, clergy, space and aliens, adventure, danger, rivalry, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019
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 6.3
 7K
Metropia (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the near future, oil reserves are nearly depleted and Europe is connected by series of underground tunnels. While navigating these tunnels, Roger hears voices, one in particular. Seeking a way to rid himself of the voice only leads Roger deeper ...
Style: stylized, exciting, futuristic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, distopia, society, chaos, future dystopia, corporate crimes, life is a bitch, danger, mind control, surveillance, bomb, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden, paris france, scandinavia ...
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 6.9
 3K
Japan (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A painter from the big city goes to a remote canyon to commit suicide. To reach some calmness he stays at the farmstead of Ascen, an old religious woman. Although only a few words are spoken, love grows.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, meditative, melancholic, contemplative ...
Plot: older woman younger man sex, village, solitude, suicide attempt, countryside, widow, old woman, life philosophy, depression, runaway, love of one's life, sexual desire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, argentina
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 6.2
 23K
Impostor (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gary Sinise plays Spencer Olham, a top-secret government weapons designer who is arrested by a clandestine government organization on suspicion of being a clone created by the hostile alien race wanting to take over Earth.
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, alien invasion, androids and robots, manhunt, on the run, save the world, future dystopia, danger, crimes, imaginary, space and aliens, rivalry ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
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