Movies like Death Race

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Death Race (2008)
 6.4
 186K
Death Race (2008)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terminal Island, New York: 2020. Overcrowding in the US penal system has reached a breaking point. Prisons have been turned over to a monolithic Weyland Corporation, which sees jails full of thugs as an opportunity for televised sport. Adrenalized inmates, a global audience hungry for violence and a spectacular, enclosed arena come together to form the 'Death Race', the biggest, most brutal event.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, clever, futuristic, rough, surprise ending, entertaining, sexy, ridiculous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, prison, ex convict, contests and competitions, violence, prison life, police brutality, chases and races, corruption, survival, confined, criminal heroes, criminal\'s rights, betrayal, car race, murder, tough guy, false accusation, ford mustang, prison violence, racing, warden, swat, revenge, car set on fire ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2012, 2020s

Most similar movies to Death Race

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, exciting, serious and rough films with plots about chase, murder, fight scenes, violence, dialogue, vengeance and catastrophe mostly in Action, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Death Race: Death Race: Inferno (2013), Gamer (2009), The Hunger Games (2012), Safe (2012), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 29K
Death Race II (2010)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the world's most dangerous prison, a new game is born: Death Race. The rules of this adrenaline-fueled blood sport are simple, drive or die. When repentant convict Carl Lucas discovers there's a price on his head, his only hope is to ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, car chase, prison, contests and competitions, rapist, island, warden, triad, car fire, silencer, virgin, bikini ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Death Race: Inferno (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Carl Lucas / Frankenstein has won four of his races and needs to win one more to win his freedom. Before his final race, Lucas and his team, car and all, are transferred to another prison where they will compete in a Death Race in the desert. Also, ...
Style: rough, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, car race, desert, ambition, life is a bitch, chases and races, confined, future dystopia, criminal heroes, tough heroes, media, danger ...
Time: future
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 124K
Gamer (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mind-control technology has taken society by a storm, a multiplayer on-line game called "Slayers" allows players to control human prisoners in mass-scale. Simon controls Kable, the online champion of the game. Kable's ultimate ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind control, contests and competitions, computers and web, danger, cyberspace, computer genius, chases and races, lone wolves, wrongful imprisonment, prison, future dystopia, wrongful conviction ...
Time: 21st century, future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hunger Games (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, contests and competitions, future dystopia, young heroes, against the odds, killings, death, danger, rivalry, trap, heroes, training ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 95K
Safe (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a former elite agent rescues a 12-year-old Chinese girl who's been abducted, they find themselves in the middle of a standoff between Triads, the Russian Mafia and high-level corrupt New York City politicians and police.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, organized crime, chase, mafia, protector, gunfight, on the run, kidnapping, fist fighting, gangsters, car chase, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Australia, Germany, UK, USA, Mexico, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Years after the Racoon City catastrophe, survivors travel across the Nevada desert, hoping to make it to Alaska. Alice joins the caravan and their fight against hordes of zombies and the evil Umbrella Corp.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, scary, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, plague, one man army, infected, danger, experiment gone awry, fate of humanity, scientist, survival, threat, monster ...
Time: future
Place: utah, salt lake city utah, las vegas, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 89K
Lockout (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the near future, Lockout follows a falsely convicted ex-government agent , whose one chance at obtaining freedom lies in the dangerous mission of rescuing the President's daughter from rioting convicts at an outer space maximum security ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space station, outer space, hotshot hero, heroic mission, group of criminals, prison, convict, usa president, hostage, danger, kidnapping, conspiracy ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 33K
The Tournament (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Every ten or seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash prize and the title of Worlds No 1, which itself ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, chase, hitman, tournament, competition, confession, martial arts, uninhibited rivalry, danger, violence spree, mortal combat, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 129K
The Running Man (1987)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, tough heroes, chases and races, danger, massacre, against the odds, gadget, resistance, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: future, 20th century, twentieth century, 2010s, near future ...
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 209K
Escape Plan (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, lone hero, prison escape, against the odds, torture, outsmarting, resourceful, survival, convict, tough heroes, off the grid, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, future, 80s
Place: usa, colorado, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA, France, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice, awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most ...
Style: stylized, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, plague, genetic engineering, future dystopia, virus, chase, survival, bio weapon, pandemic, hand to hand combat, mutant, good versus evil ...
Time: future
Place: moscow russia, washington d.c., tokyo, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 17K
No Escape (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the year 2022, a ruthless prison warden has created the ultimate solution for his most troublesome and violent inmates: Absolom, a secret jungle island where prisoners are abandoned and left to die. But Marine Captain John Robbins, convicted of ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, island, jungle, survival, chase, escape, prisoner, ex soldier, prison guard, adventure, escapades, future dystopia ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Direct Contact (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An imprisoned ex-US Special forces operative in Eastern Europe, is offered his freedom and money to rescue an American woman, who has been kidnapped by a ruthless warlord. But, shortly after freeing her discovers that the kidnap story was just a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, prison, confined, adventure, daring rescue, tough heroes, danger, chases and races, crimes, rescue, one against many, one man army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 267K
The Transporter (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Former Special Forces officer, Frank Martin will deliver anything to anyone for the right price, and his no-questions-asked policy puts him in high demand. But when he realizes his latest cargo is alive, it sets in motion a dangerous chain of ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, chases and races, lone hero, one man army, chase, danger, smuggling, delivery, tough heroes, ex military, escapades, fist fighting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, riviera, marseille provence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.5
 102K
Judge Dredd (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, Dredd, the most famous judge (a cop with instant field judiciary powers) is convicted for a crime he did not commit while his murderous counterpart escapes.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, frame up, good versus evil, judge, superhero, law enforcement, uncover truth, justice, police, apocalypse, dystopic future, one man army ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 323K
Face/Off (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An antiterrorism agent goes under the knife to acquire the likeness of a terrorist and gather details about a bombing plot. When the terrorist escapes custody, he undergoes surgery to look like the agent so he can get close to the agent's ...
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, fbi, master criminal, hidden identity, undercover, gunfight, mexican standoff, boat chase, revenge, prison escape, arch villain, prison ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France, Canada, South Africa, Australia, UK, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chaos, zombie, bio weapon, end of the world, post apocalyptic, mutant, female soldier, pistol, monster, supernatural, chases and races, survival ...
Time: future
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 17K
In Hell (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the warden's entertainment.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, martial arts, prison life, survival, murder, isolation, redemption, prison riot, crimes, warden, prison sentence, brutality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, latin america, hong kong, california, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 178K
Transporter 2 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Professional driver Frank Martin is living in Miami, where he is temporarily filling in for a friend as the chauffeur for a government narcotics control policymaker and his family. The young boy in the family is targeted for kidnapping, and Frank ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, entertaining, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, kidnapping, lone hero, martial arts, race against time, danger, chases and races, war on drugs, chase, virus, deadly virus, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Raid: Redemption (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, fist fighting, martial arts, survival, swat team, death, warrior, rivalry, sniper, high rise, violence spree, swat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 154K
Need for Speed (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, India, UK, France, Philippines
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film revolves around a local street-racer who partners with a rich and arrogant business associate, only to find himself framed by his colleague and sent to prison. After he gets out, he joins a New York-to-Los Angeles race to get revenge. But ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, car chase, rivalry, frame up, betrayal, ex convict, contests and competitions, revenge, chases and races, race against time, mechanic, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, manhattan new york city, arizona, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like ...
Style: tense, exciting, twists and turns, surprise ending, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, hitman, criminal's revenge, murder, mechanic, killer, shooting, revenge, gunfight, assassination, betrayal, blood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, sydney australia, rio de janeiro, bangkok thailand, ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 98K
Homefront (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his action against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his boss' son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9-years-old daughter,Maddy. He decides to ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: protector, small town, ex law enforcer, sheriff, crimes, tough heroes, drug dealer, martial arts, crime, gunfight, car chase, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 104K
Parker (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, robbery, crime, betrayal, jewel robbery, cons and scams, fight scenes, thief, money, blood, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami, chicago illinois, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.7
 3K
Firestorm (1998)
Genre: Thriller, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Firefighter Jesse Graves has to save ornithologist Jennifer and other people caught in a forest fire, which was set up by the lawyer of convicted killer Earl Shaye, who escaped from the prison with several of his inmates posing as firefighters to ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, rescue, criminal, fire, forest fire, adventure, chases and races, fugitives, escapades, forces of nature, crimes, daring rescue ...
Time: 90s
Place: wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be ...
Style: exciting, suspense, bleak, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, chase, dark hero, survival, apocalypse, desert, danger, dark future, chases and races, insanity, post apocalyptic, brutality ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: It's a major double-cross when former police officer Brian O'Conner teams up with his ex-con buddy Roman Pearce to transport a shipment of "dirty" money for shady Miami-based import-export dealer Carter Verone. But the guys are ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: car race, car chase, hip hop, chase, crimes, working undercover, initially antagonists, mechanic, tough heroes, ex law enforcer, undercover, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, usa, florida, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 68K
Doomsday (2008)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, South Africa, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A lethal virus spreads throughout the British isles,infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, rescue, infected, survival, apocalypse, chase, cannibalism, danger, future dystopia, heroes, society, cure ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, dungeon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 48K
The Condemned (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jack Conrad is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: island, chase, jungle, death, betrayal, murder, brutality, presumed dead, death row, strangulation, surveillance, bomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 7K
Wedlock (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A male prison escapee heads for his hidden loot electronically attached to a female prisoner.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, betrayal, heist, on the run, prisoner, escape, manhunt, law enforcement, adventure, fugitives, future dystopia, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, near future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%