Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name, ‘The Road’ is the story of a man and his son as they struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. Even with its dark themes that explored the true depths of the human nature, it was, at its heart, a film about a father-son relationship. It touched a lot of themes, as the story slowly unfolded to a heart-breaking end; be it the effect of the pressure of survival on human psyche, the strength to keep pushing in the face of all odds, showing kindness even when death lingers on every moment, or simply the love of a father for his son. There were a lot of emotions and mixed feelings after the credits rolled for ‘The Road’.
Viggo Mortensen’s phenomenal acting, Kodi Smith-McPhee’s heartfelt portrayal of innocence in a cruel world, Charlize Theron’s performance as the defeated woman, Robert Duvall’s compassionate old man and Guy Pearce’s lifesaver cameo, every single thing in this film added up to one or the other form of emotion. There is a good chance it left an everlasting impact on you. Here is the list of movies similar to The Road. You can watch several of these movies like The Road on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
10. Escape from New York (1981)
Set in the near future (of 1981!), this film shows Manhattan turned into a maximum-security prison. Because the US has too many criminals to be kept in prisons. The criminals are kept on an island and the rest of the country lives better. So far, so good. Until one day, the President’s plane is hijacked by some terrorists. When it crash-lands into New York City, an ex-soldier by the name of Snake Plissken, played by Kurt Russel, is sent to rescue him.
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9. Zombieland (2009)