Scavenger movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant scavenger movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, futuristic, stylized, thought provoking, cult film and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with garbage collector, scavenger, murder, danger, violence, gun, adventure, friendship, death and corpse plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
scavenger movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as scavenger: Defiance (2013), Steel Country (2018), Wakefield (2016), The Boxcar Children (2014), The Stand (1994), Naked Among Wolves (1963), Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Turbo Kid (2015), Refuge (2016), The Book of Love (2016).

List of scavenger movies

Defiance (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Defiance is an American science fiction television show that takes place in the future on a radically transformed Earth containing new species arriving from space. In the show, Joshua Nolan works as the lawman for the town of Defiance, a community ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, stylized, serious, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, alien, escapades, enemy, danger, law enforcement, survival, ex military, mayor, interspecies romance, vehicle, humanoid alien ...
Time: future, 2040s, 21st century
Place: usa
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Steel Country (2018)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a young boy turns up dead in a sleepy Pennsylvania town, a local sanitation truck driver, Donald, plays detective, embarking on a precarious and obsessive investigation to prove the boy was murdered.
Style: bleak, thought provoking
Plot: investigation, autism, dead child, missing child, amateur detective, drowning, crossbow, garbage truck, child molester, parent child relationship, injustice, secrets ...
Place: pennsylvania
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Wakefield (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man's nervous breakdown causes him to leave his wife and live in his attic for several months.
Style: serious, psychological, sad
Plot: nervous breakdown, jealousy, attic, midlife crisis, homeless man, missing person, loneliness, marriage, hiding, street life, bum, stranded ...
Place: manhattan new york city
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The Boxcar Children (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: USA, Guatemala, South Korea
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Four orphaned and homeless siblings happen upon an abandoned boxcar, which, they furnish with all the comforts of home. Fearful that they will be sent to live with their grandfather they have never met, the children keep their new home a secret.
Style: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, family relations, siblings relations, in the woods, trust, secret, journey, friendship, children, society, child illness, youth ...
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The Stand (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 361 min.
TV show
Story: The human race is wiped out by a government invented super flu. The remaining survivors take sides in the forces of good and evil. A mysterious old woman who is a servant of God and a powerful and deadly man who might be the devil himself. A gas ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, plague, pandemic, deadly virus, catastrophe, good versus evil, supernatural, race against time, psychic, danger, survival, survivor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, las vegas, tennessee, connecticut, virginia ...
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Naked Among Wolves (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: East Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: nazism, prisoner, holocaust, war criminal, gas chamber, baby, war crime, surrogate father, overheard conversation, forgery, scavenger, machine gun ...
Time: quarry
Place: east germany, spain, poland, bavaria, warsaw poland ...
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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Hungary, Canada, Spain
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, ...
Style: futuristic, tech noir, suspense, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, neo noir, artificial intelligence, genetics, bounty hunter, dark future, main character dies, ex soldier, investigation, death of protagonist, violence, mission ...
Time: future, near future, 2040s, year 1966
Place: los angeles, las vegas, san diego california, california
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Turbo Kid (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, an orphaned teen must battle a ruthless warlord to save the girl of his dreams.
Style: futuristic, stylized, macabre, brutal, harsh ...
Audience: kids
Plot: post apocalypse, superhero, distopia, robot, gladiator, gang, childhood trauma, loneliness, violence, apocalypse, childhood, friendship ...
Time: future, year 1997, 80s
Place: new jersey
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Refuge (2016)
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Refuge is a suspense-thriller about a family struggling to survive in the wake of a great catastrophic event. As food and supplies dwindle and the threat of marauders becomes more apparent, the family must ultimately face the decision to either stay ...
Plot: gang, family in danger, shot with an arrow, crossbow, broken leg, shotgun, skeleton, motorcycle accident, spit in the face, bottled water, mother daughter relationship, news report ...
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The Book of Love (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After tragedy strikes Henry and Penny, he befriends a tenacious young girl and discovers she is constructing a raft to sail across the Atlantic to find her lost father. Together, along with some unlikely friends, they set forth to construct the ...
Style: touching, psychological, contemplative, captivating
Plot: architect, raft, car accident, husband wife relationship, death, quitting job, friendship, teenager, help, homeless, pregnant, overalls ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Memoirs of a Survivor (1981)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the acclaimed novel by Doris Lessing, this dystopian science fiction tale concerns a woman struggling to make her way in a post-apocalyptic society. D (Julie Christie) is living in a city that's at the point of collapse following a ...
Style: offbeat, bleak, futuristic, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: distopia, gang, survival, time travel, heroes, youth, society, life is a bitch, danger, imaginary, social misfits, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: future, 19th century
Place: europe, england
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Star Trek Beyond (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China, United Arab Emirates, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.
Style: entertaining, futuristic, exciting, psychotronic, humorous ...
Plot: space opera, space travel, alien, space battle, alien race, outer space, stranded, teleportation, good versus evil, rescue mission, alien planet, friendship ...
Time: 23rd century, future
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Wasteland (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When a group of religious zealots destroy everything that he loves and leaves him for dead; A man embarks on a journey of revenge that will take him through all the post-apocalyptic dangers that is WASTELAND.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, captivating, futuristic
Plot: vigilantism, apocalypse, vengeance, adventure, danger, rivalry, chaos, reincarnation, escapades, deadly, crimes, plague ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Three Brothers (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a ...
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, hopes, funeral, death, mafia, terrorism, farm, family problems, social worker, estrangement, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, naples italy, germany ...
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Maniac Nurses (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: Belgium, Hungary, USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In a remote fortress, a sinister sorority of surgically skilled sisters lie in wait of their next victim. They control a bevy of caged women who have been brain washed and sponge-batherto become the worlds most anatomically awesome surgeons. This is ...
Style: sexy, scary, rough, sexual, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, nurse, blade, psychopath, gory, feminism, hospital, sexual abuse, parents and children, terrorism, deadly, babies and infants ...
Time: 80s
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Monkey Warfare (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Two ex-revolutionaries living underground have their lives turned upside down by a sexy young radical who goes from smashing SUVs to fighting gentrification with firebombs.
Style: witty, humorous, sincere, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: vandalism, mysterious character, rebellion, against the rules, unlikely partners, love triangle, social misfits, love and romance, couple relations, rebelliousness, disorder, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Robin Hood: Ghosts of Sherwood 3D (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After selling his soul to a sorceress Robin is killed in battle. Distraught over these horrific turn of events Marian and Little John attempt to resuscitate Robin and his Merry Men. In doing so they inadvertently have turned the one-time heroes into ...
Plot: robin hood, undead, ghost, criminal, shot with a bow and arrow, scavenger, morning, amateur, death, legend, creature, torch ...
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The Timekeeper (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A l'automne 1964, la construction des 52 derniers milles du chemin de fer du Grand lac des Esclaves est en voie d'achèvement. Une bande hétéroclite de travailleurs instables, ivrognes et voleurs, est recrutée dans les tavernes par ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, touching, offbeat
Plot: adventure, concentration camp, crimes, escapades, alcohol abuse, outcast, pursuit, corruption, murder, theft, countryside, job ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1964
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Backstage (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An adolescent groupie zeroes in on her Blondie-like idol after the singer chances to cross her orbit on a publicity tour. Gradually their lives intertwine as, with near-operatic intensity, the film delves into the emotional dependency on both sides ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: obsession, love affair, desire for fame, actor's life, stalking, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, love and romance, musician's life, showbiz, teenage life, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: paris france
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Supernova (2000)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 22nd century, when a battered salvage ship sends out a distress signal, the seasoned crew of the rescue hospital ship Nova-17 responds. What they find is a black hole--that threatens to destroy both ships--and a mysterious survivor whose ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, space and aliens, survival, rescue, danger, heroic mission, race against time, adventure, imaginary, save the world, ship ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the ...
Style: exciting, humorous, epic, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, space wars, space travel, adventure, evil empire, space and aliens, good versus evil, heroic mission, rebel, intergalactic, creature, space opera ...
Time: future, 70s
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Patton (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: "Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side ...
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, captivating, rough ...
Plot: world war two, military, military hospital, heroes, general, dead soldier, tank, destiny, steel helmet, military life, war, sacrifice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1942 ...
Place: africa, europe, italy, normandy, egypt ...
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Hugo (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, light, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, adventure, filmmaking, magical, friendship, kids in trouble, steampunk, hopes, toys, destiny, robot, danger ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, post world war one, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Hardware (1990)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mark 13 is a government-built killing machine programmed with artificial intelligence, able to repair and recharge itself from any energy source. Through a series of coincidences, the cyborg's head ends up in the home of a sculptress as a ...
Style: cult film, bleak, futuristic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, killer robot, desert, survival, man versus machine, woman in danger, violence, cyborgs, technophobia, technology gone awry, post apocalypse, distopia ...
Time: future
Place: new york
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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 ...
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Enemy Mine (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, West Germany, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A soldier from Earth crashlands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, evil alien, space and aliens, space wars, friendship, stranded, racism, survival, future dystopia, danger, survivor, space battle ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s
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The City of Lost Children (1995)
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, gothic, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: friendship, distopia, rescue, mad scientist, island, clones, escape, french, good versus evil, street kid, steampunk, adventure ...
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Altered States (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A research scientist (William Hurt) explores the boundaries and frontiers of consciousness. Using sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic mixtures from native American shamans, he explores these altered states of consciousness and finds that memory, ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, scary, psychedelic ...
Plot: experiment gone awry, obsession, science, isolation, genetics, psychologist, transformation, university, genetically altered, danger, mad scientist, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1967, 60s
Place: san francisco, africa, mexico, new york, boston ...
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1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic New York City, a policeman infiltrates the Bronx, which has become a battleground for several murderous street gangs.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, motorcycle chase, vigilantism, social decay, chase, gang, rivalry, street gang, karate, vengeance, city life, urban ...
Time: 90s, future, 1990s, year 1990
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, new york state ...
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Roc Live (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Roc is an American comedy-drama television series which ran on Fox from August 1991 to May 1994. The series stars Charles S. Dutton as Baltimore garbage collector Roc Emerson and Ella Joyce as his wife Eleanor.
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: family life, society, politics, network, collector, social issues, working class, african american, live broadcast, scavenger, garbage collector, black family
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
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