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Old September 5 2013, 04:53 PM   #1
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Daybreakers: Similar movies?

hey guys, i really loved this movie as it was like i was entering a completely different world and it gave me a chance to try to understand how a society like that functions in such a different environment.

i'm not looking for vampire movies necessarily... i'm just looking for a film that'll give me a chance to look at an entirely different society.

thanks for any help!
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Old September 5 2013, 05:07 PM   #2
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Re: Daybreakers: Similar movies?

Gattica... Ironically another Ethan Hawke film...
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Old September 5 2013, 05:24 PM   #3
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Re: Daybreakers: Similar movies?

^ yup, was going to suggest Gattaca too.

There's also more obvious stuff like Blade Runner. Oh, and more recent movies like Aeon Flux.
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Old September 5 2013, 05:37 PM   #4
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Re: Daybreakers: Similar movies?

I would recommend the TV Series Kings. It only aired one season, but it was about the Biblical book of David. It was set in the modern age, in a world similar to ours, but ruled by a King, as an absolute monarchy. It was an interesting look at a world similar to, but not, our own.

The DVDs are out there.
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Old September 5 2013, 06:18 PM   #5
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Re: Daybreakers: Similar movies?

Equilibrium.
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Old September 5 2013, 11:23 PM   #6
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Re: Daybreakers: Similar movies?

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Gattica... Ironically another Ethan Hawke film...

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^ yup, was going to suggest Gattaca too.

There's also more obvious stuff like Blade Runner. Oh, and more recent movies like Aeon Flux.
ok thanks i've seen gattaca and blade runner, but i'll check out Aeon Flux.

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I would recommend the TV Series Kings. It only aired one season, but it was about the Biblical book of David. It was set in the modern age, in a world similar to ours, but ruled by a King, as an absolute monarchy. It was an interesting look at a world similar to, but not, our own.

The DVDs are out there.
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Equilibrium.
cool. Equilibrium looks like a good movie.
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Old September 6 2013, 09:23 AM   #7
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Re: Daybreakers: Similar movies?

are there any others that i could check out? i like films where i get to see a completely different society.
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Old September 8 2013, 04:00 AM   #8
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anyone?
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Old September 8 2013, 05:38 AM   #9
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Re: Daybreakers: Similar movies?

I'm sure there is a list of "dystopian sci-fi" out there somewhere.
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Old September 8 2013, 06:50 AM   #10
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ReadyAndWilling wrote: View Post
are there any others that i could check out? i like films where i get to see a completely different society.
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anyone?
If you're going to return and have everyone start compiling random lists of scifi tropes in numerous threads for you again, have a little patience. People don't work for you, they're doing you a favor.

It's also bad form to keep bumping your own thread when there hasn't been any new replies for a little while. Just give it time.
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Re: Daybreakers: Similar movies?

Mad Max, Judge Dredd, Robocop, Akira, Bunraku, Nolan's Batman movies, Demolition Man, The Fifth Element, Escape From L.A./New York, Riddick/Pitch Black, Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow, Underworld Trilogy...
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Old September 8 2013, 10:58 PM   #12
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What a weird coincidence... I just saw Daybreakers and liked it too... although I liked it more for daring a unique twist on the Vampire legend: what if the vampires actually win.
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Old September 8 2013, 11:18 PM   #13
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Equilibrium.
I just watched Equilibrium for the first time a few months ago. I really liked it, and think it deserves more attention.
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Old September 9 2013, 12:42 AM   #14
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Equilibrium.
I just watched Equilibrium for the first time a few months ago. I really liked it, and think it deserves more attention.
I really liked it too, and was shocked to find that its a 1 star movie on cable...
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Old September 9 2013, 04:29 AM   #15
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Rincewiend wrote: View Post
Mad Max, Judge Dredd, Robocop, Akira, Bunraku, Nolan's Batman movies, Demolition Man, The Fifth Element, Escape From L.A./New York, Riddick/Pitch Black, Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow, Underworld Trilogy...
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What a weird coincidence... I just saw Daybreakers and liked it too... although I liked it more for daring a unique twist on the Vampire legend: what if the vampires actually win.
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Equilibrium.
I just watched Equilibrium for the first time a few months ago. I really liked it, and think it deserves more attention.
ok awesome thanks!
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