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: contests and competitions, prison, car chase, violence, ex convict, chases and races, police brutality, survival, corruption, confined, criminal heroes, prison life, criminal\'s rights, betrayal, murder, tough guy, false accusation, ford mustang, prison violence, racing, revenge, car race, car set on fire, prison guard, exploding building ...
Time: future, 2020s, 2010s, year 2012

Most similar movies to Death Race

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about chase, dialogue, murder, fight scenes, lone hero, violence and mentor 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, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, rapist, prison, island, contests and competitions, car chase, bar, bikini, virgin, car fire, parachute, chinese ...
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: serious, futuristic, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, desert, car race, contests and competitions, car, danger, deadly, rivalry, chases and races, survival, future dystopia, tv show ...
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: serious, futuristic, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind control, contests and competitions, computers and web, wrongful imprisonment, chases and races, prison, danger, lone wolves, heroes, cyberspace, computer system, computer genius ...
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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, contests and competitions, young heroes, future dystopia, against the odds, killings, death, danger, rivalry, heroes, youth, moral dilemma ...
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, chase, organized crime, mafia, protector, gunfight, on the run, kidnapping, lone wolves, car chase, gangsters, mentor ...
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, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, plague, danger, one man army, experiment gone awry, survival, infected, fate of humanity, gory, scientist, threat ...
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, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space station, outer space, hotshot hero, heroic mission, group of criminals, prison, usa president, convict, hostage, conspiracy, danger, confined ...
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, martial arts, uninhibited rivalry, confession, violence spree, danger, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 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, survival, prison life, outsmarting, resourceful, conspiracy, betrayal, escape plan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, future, 80s
Place: usa, morocco, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, tough heroes, danger, chases and races, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry, against the odds, prison, resistance, massacre ...
Time: future, 20th century, twentieth century, near future, 2010s ...
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, plague, virus, future dystopia, genetic engineering, pandemic, hand to hand combat, chase, mutant, survival, good versus evil, heroic mission ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., moscow russia, tokyo, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 163K
Surrogates (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: technology gone awry, investigation, utopia, murder, robot, androids and robots, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, human existence, special agents, life risking, technology ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, prison, jungle, survival, chase, prisoner, ex soldier, prison guard, escape, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, future dystopia ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, master criminal, hidden identity, fbi, undercover, gunfight, revenge, prison escape, arch villain, prison, boat chase, mexican standoff ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, one man army, lone hero, danger, chase, delivery, transportation, tough heroes, lone wolves, daring rescue, smuggling ...
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, judge, good versus evil, superhero, law enforcement, uncover truth, police, justice, apocalypse, dystopic future, brother ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, chaos, bio weapon, end of the world, mutant, female soldier, monster, pistol, supernatural, survival, chases and races, apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, suspenseful, serious, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, car chase, rivalry, frame up, betrayal, ex convict, contests and competitions, revenge, chases and races, justice, race against time, mechanic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, manhattan new york city, arizona, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, prison, tough heroes, adventure, chases and races, confined, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes, daring rescue, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: prison, martial arts, survival, murder, prison life, isolation, vengeance, redemption, prison sentence, prison riot, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, latin america, hong kong, california, ireland ...
⇓ 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: exciting, twists and turns, tense, surprise ending, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, hitman, criminal's revenge, murder, mechanic, killer, shooting, revenge, gunfight, betrayal, blood, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, sydney australia, rio de janeiro, malaysia, ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, entertaining, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, kidnapping, car chase, martial arts, race against time, war on drugs, chases and races, danger, virus, fight scenes, mentor, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: crime, heist, crimes, robbery, jewel robbery, betrayal, fight scenes, cons and scams, car chase, blood, money, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, kentucky, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 144K
Demolition Man (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, has escaped during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with his violent ways and turn to his captor, John Spartan, who had also been ...
Style: futuristic, semi serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: utopia, police, martial arts, violence, car chase, foot chase, tough heroes, good versus evil, betrayal, mind control, crime fighter, one man army ...
Time: future, 21st century, 1990s, year 1996, near future ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, crimes, drug dealer, martial arts, crime, ex law enforcer, tough heroes, gunfight, car chase, undercover cop, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new jersey
⇓ 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, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, fist fighting, swat team, survival, martial arts, death, rivalry, high rise, violence spree, danger, violence, warrior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: car race, car chase, hip hop, chase, tough heroes, car, sports car, urban, chases and races, crimes, partners, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, usa, los angeles, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: island, chase, jungle, death, brutality, website, last man standing, bomb, surveillance, battle, gunfight, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, survival, apocalypse, dark hero, desert, danger, dark future, post apocalyptic, chases and races, insanity, female warrior ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ 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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, forest fire, criminal, fire, rescue, adventure, fugitives, wilderness, hostages, firemen, tragic hero, daring rescue ...
Time: 90s
Place: wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%