Civilization movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant civilization movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspense, tense, suspenseful, visually appealing and exciting films and TV shows about / with civilization, danger, survival, catastrophe, death, family relations, escapades, violence, scientist and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
civilization movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as civilization: 2012 (2009), The Aftermath (1982), Post Impact (2004), After Darkness (2019), Caesar (2002), The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989), Human Nature (2001), The Directive (2019), Arthdal Chronicles (2019), Darlin' (2019).

List of civilization movies

At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, before the natives murdered them all. They are sent by the ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, captivating, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: jungle, culture clash, malaria, civilization, missionary, amazon, adventurer, adventure, danger, escapades, society, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: brazil, latin america, argentina, south america, india
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2012 (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, sentimental, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, catastrophe, tsunami, natural disaster, forces of nature, human existence, foreknowledge, destruction, evacuation, chaos, demolished city ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2009, year 2012, year 2010 ...
Place: china, california, rome italy, mount everest, british columbia ...
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The Aftermath (1982)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a lengthy space mission, two astronauts (Steve Barkett and Larry Latham) return to an Earth transformed by nuclear war. As renegade gangs and mutants rule Los Angeles, the astronauts join two pretty women and a couple of kids in a growing ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, tense, scary ...
Plot: mutant, gang, zombie, astronaut, survival, chaos, battles, rivalry, deadly, danger, civilization, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Post Impact (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Meteor Bay-Leder 7 struck earth on October 18th, 2012. Causing earthquakes, tidal waves, and a dust cloud that soon covered most of the Northern hemisphere, it changed the face of our planet forever.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: satellite, evacuation, insubordination, ice age, survival, rescue, heroic mission, forces of nature, adventure, save the day, apocalypse, danger ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
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Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both ...
Style: serious, stylized, touching, harsh, realistic ...
Plot: tarzan, adventure, feral man, culture clash, adventurer, fish out of water, orphan, rescue, stranded, shipwreck, danger, opposites attract ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: africa, england, scotland, europe, london
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After Darkness (2019)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: As the Sun burns out, an American family gathers at the end of the world, their hopes for rescue slowly crumbling as they also confront long lasting divides amongst each other.
Style: tense, futuristic, exciting
Plot: sun, destruction, mass destruction, end of the world, survival, human existence, riot, family, danger, hysteria, civilization, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, future
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Caesar (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Twenty year-old Julius Caesar flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator.
Style: serious, epic, stylized, captivating, realistic
Plot: roman empire, dictatorship, politics, julius caesar, tragic hero, ambition, war hero, rivalry, emperor, treason, head of state, rise and fall ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, europe, rome italy
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The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Xixo is back again. This time, his children accidentally stow away on a fast-moving poachers' truck, unable to get off, and Xixo sets out to rescue them. Along the way, he encounters a couple of soldiers trying to capture each other and a pilot ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: farce, culture clash, adventure, adventurer, fish out of water, friendship, disorder, nothing goes right, goofy hero, danger, rescue, desert ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa, new york
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Human Nature (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A philosophical burlesque, Human Nature follows the ups and downs of an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and the man they discover, born and raised in the wild. As scientist Nathan trains the wild man, Puff, in the ways of the world - ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, witty, clever ...
Plot: manners, farce, fish out of water, human nature, philosophy, hypocrisy, culture clash, disorder, society, odd couple, misfit, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Directive (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the aftermath of an incurable virus spread, a robot seeking to eradicate humanity deceptively guides a Red Cross survivor to sanctuary with the false hope of his family awaiting in Safe Zone 57.
Style: underground film, allegory, cinema verite, educational, psychotronic ...
Plot: expedition, robot, journey, sole survivor, virus, top secret, zombie outbreak, computer virus, end of the world, murder, loss of father, missing person ...
Time: 2020s, near future, future
Place: colorado, washington d.c., usa, utah, china ...
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Arthdal Chronicles (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In a mythical land called Arth, the inhabitants of the ancient city of Arthdal and its surrounding regions vie for power as they build a new society.
Style: epic, suspense, enigmatic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: prophecy, fictional country, rise to power, romance, invasion, leader, political, politics, secret, culture clash, warlord, tribe ...
Time: prehistoric times, ancient world, prehistoric, prehistory
Place: korea
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Darlin' (2019)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Found at a Catholic hospital filthy and ferocious, feral teenager Darlin’ is whisked off to a care home run by The Bishop and his obedient nuns, where she’s to be rehabilitated into a "good girl" as an example of the miraculous work of ...
Style: bloody, suspense, scary, suspenseful, wild
Plot: cannibal, blood, beast, wilderness, hospital, catholic, nurse, driver, priest, danger, brutality, violence ...
Time: 2010s
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The Amazing Captain Nemo (1978)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Captain Nemo (José Ferrer) is found in suspended animation under the sea and revived by modern-day people in order to battle the King of Atlantis, who is under the control of a fiendish mad scientist (Burgess Meredith).
Style: tense, exciting, semi serious, psychotronic
Plot: submarine, underwater, adventurer, battles, swimming, ocean or sea, danger, disorder, adventure, obsessive quest, escapades, mad scientist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1860s
Place: washington d.c., pacific ocean
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Paris, Texas (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France, UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his family and disappeared four years earlier.
Style: touching, surreal, serious, psychological, road movie ...
Plot: redemption, drifter, desert, reunion, on the road, reconciliation, family reunited, parents and children, estrangement, presumed dead, family relations, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, los angeles, usa, houston texas, california ...
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Ark II (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Ark II is an American live-action science fiction series, aimed at children, that aired on CBS, beginning in 1976, as part of its Saturday morning line-up. Only 15 half-hour episodes of Ark II were ever produced; however, these episodes were re-run ...
Plot: post apocalypse, scientist, survivor, ruins, earth, chimpanzee, teenager, jet pack, crew, trailer, ruin, civilization ...
Time: future
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Martín Fierro (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: Argentina
Duration: 120 min.
Story: First film of epic triptych complete "The Saint of the Sword" and "Guemes land in arms." Adaptation of the poem on the gaucho Martin Fierro Argentine writer José Hernández. When Martin Fierro returns to the family ranch it is ...
Plot: cowboy, deputy, sergeant, black man, civilization, camp, cow, horse, squad, brother, showdown, army ...
Place: argentina
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Land of the Lost (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Rick Marshall and his children Will and Holly were on a weekend expedition rafting trough a river when an enormous earthquake diverts them to an eclectic alien world inhabited by dinosaurs, chimpanzee-like cavemen called Pakuni, and aggressive, ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dinosaur, time travel, parallel world, fish out of water, anti heroes, escapades, getting home, heroes, family, disorder, dangerous animal, imaginary ...
Time: prehistory, 70s, prehistoric times
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Konopielka (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Kaziuk, a stubborn peasant and his pregnant wife live in a backwood village, unaffected by the civilization. The village is once visited by a couple of wanderers, and strange things start to happen afterward. A new schoolteacher is sent to the area. ...
Plot: sickle, countryside, civilization, male female relationship, village idiot, village, female nudity, prophet
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The War of the Robots (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An alien civilization, which facing eminent extinction, kidnaps two famous genetic scientists from Earth. A troop of soldiers is dispatched to combat the humanoid robots and rescue the victims.
Plot: robot, organ transplant, alien planet, betrayal, nuclear threat, alien abduction, slavery, laser, rescue, warrior, alien, outer space ...
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End of Time (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A catastrophe wipes out almost all of humanity. A single girl appears to be the only survivor. Having managed to escape the ruins, she is now growing up in the woods. Could this last person on earth be a new beginning?
Plot: distopia, survivor, nature, search, survival, humanity, civilization, food, odyssey, comet
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When the Light Comes (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young woman spends an adventurous winter with a trapper on Spitsbergen.
Style: offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: opposites attract, island, culture clash, social differences, fish out of water, friendship, couples, survival, unlikely couple, escapades, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: norway, europe, amsterdam
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No Blade of Grass (1970)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A strange new virus has appeared, which only attacks strains of grasses such as wheat and rice, and the world is descending into famine and chaos. Architect John, along with his family and friends, is making his way from London to his brother's ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, bleak, tense, serious ...
Plot: chaos, contamination, family in danger, family relations, survival, apocalypse, farm, distopia, virus, future dystopia, deadly virus, family problems ...
Time: future
Place: england, northern england, london
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A Talking Picture (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: Portugal, France, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A meditation on civilization. July, 2001: friends wave as a cruise ship departs Lisbon for Mediterranean ports and the Indian Ocean. On board and on day trips in Marseilles, Pompeii, Athens, Istanbul, and Cairo, a professor tells her young daughter ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, psychological, contemplative, clever ...
Plot: family relations, greek, ship, cruise, self discovery, introspection, legends and myths, love and romance, couple relations, couples, parents and children, cruise ship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, middle ages, year 2001
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem, mediterranean sea, istanbul turkey ...
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The Stand (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 361 min.
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, plague, pandemic, good versus evil, deadly virus, supernatural, race against time, psychic, survival, danger, survivor, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, las vegas, kansas, indiana, utah ...
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A Sound of Thunder (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a hunter sent back to the prehistoric era runs off the path he must not leave, he causes a chain reaction that alters history in disastrous ways.
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, apocalyptic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, dinosaur, time machine, adventure, danger, experiment gone awry, survival, disorder, evolution, heroic mission, escapades, changing the past or future ...
Time: future, prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: chicago illinois
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Siberiade (1979)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 275 min.
Story: The evolution of a nation during six decades of turbulent history is dramatized via two families from opposing classes.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, family saga, epic
Plot: parents and children, village, wartime life, culture clash, homecoming, tragic love, family life, political unrest, state affairs, revolution, forbidden love, village life ...
Time: 60s, 1920s, 20th century, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: siberia, russia, soviet union
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Panic in Year Zero! (1962)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While on a fishing trip, Harry Baldwin (Ray Milland) and his family hear an explosion and realize that Los Angeles has been leveled by a nuclear attack. Looters and killers are everywhere. Escaping to the hills with his family, he sets about the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: radiation, survival, atomic bomb, post apocalypse, chases and races, danger, chaos, demolished city, nuclear holocaust, deadly, family life, catastrophe ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, southern california
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A Separation (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, Australia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
Style: emotional, tense, realistic, talky, contemplative ...
Plot: divorce, maid, poverty, alzheimer's disease, marriage, family problems, marital separation, muslim, iranian, parenthood, legal, arrest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- all of which are connected to a dark past in the family's history.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, mind bending, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: mental illness, haunted house, guilt, losing-it hero, family relations, danger, delusion, amnesia, tragedy, suicide, mystery, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, japan
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I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, zombie, survival, apocalypse, plague, future dystopia, loneliness, experiment, heroes, quarantine, danger, infected ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2012, near future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
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