Movies like Death Race

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Death Race (2008)
 6.4
 207K
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, brutal, visually appealing, twists and turns, bloody, futuristic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, car chase, tough guy, tough heroes, car race, contests and competitions, ex convict, street racing, prison life, heroes, police brutality, corruption, survival, rivalry, confined, championship, criminal heroes, criminal\'s rights, fistfight, convict, reward, obstacle, betrayal, murder, violence ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2012, 2020s

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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 murder, vengeance, chase, dialogue, violence, brutality and fight scenes mostly in Action, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Death Race: Death Race: Inferno (2013), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), The Hunger Games (2012), Lockout (2012), Gamer (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 33K
Death Race 2 (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, car race, contests and competitions, street racing, prison, warden, heroes, rivalry, prison fight, life sentence, criminal heroes, confined ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Death Race: Inferno (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, South Africa
Duration: 104 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: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, desert, car race, survival, confined, life sentence, tv show, criminal heroes, street racing, prison, armored car, race car ...
Time: future
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, chase, apocalypse, future dystopia, survival, distopia, dark hero, car, lone hero, brutality, desert, car chase ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ 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, thought provoking, disturbing, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: future dystopia, survival, contests and competitions, young heroes, death, youth, heroes, rivalry, game of death, society, against the odds, heroine ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.0
 98K
Lockout (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, USA
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, heroic mission, hotshot hero, lone hero, hostage, prison, convict, secret service, group of criminals, space battle, maximum security prison ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 134K
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, cyberspace, distopia, contests and competitions, computers and web, future dystopia, wrongful imprisonment, prison, computer genius, lone wolves, alone in the world, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, future, near future, 2030s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 169K
Need for Speed (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, India
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: street racing, car race, car, car chase, race against time, betrayal, frame up, rivalry, driver, mechanic, ex convict, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, arizona, san francisco, manhattan new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 110K
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lone hero, ex military, chase, protector, gunfight, on the run, one man army, organized crime, bodyguard, tough heroes, tough guy, child abduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, north america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 240K
Escape Plan (2013)
Genre: Action, 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, twists and turns, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, lone hero, outsmarting, escape plan, escape, against the odds, revenge, torture, resourceful, survival, convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2013, 2010s, 80s ...
Place: usa, morocco, new orleans, miami, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 204K
Mad Max (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, bleak, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, apocalypse, post apocalypse, chaos, vengeance, dystopic future, car chase, future dystopia, violence spree, heroes, society, good versus evil ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 299K
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lone hero, chase, tough guy, one man army, car chase, ex military, tough heroes, fight scenes, one against many, escapades, car, smuggling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, nice france, south of france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 166K
Transporter 3 (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukranian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: one man army, car chase, tough guy, fistfight, car, delivery, martial arts, heroes, murder, disobey, tough heroes, mercenary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, ukraine, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 151K
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: rough, serious, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, chase, dystopic future, future dystopia, resistance, gadget, rivalry, dishonesty, tough heroes, cyberpunk, death sentence, prison ...
Time: future, 80s, year 2017, year 2019, near future ...
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 70K
District B13 (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the ghettos of Paris in 2010, an undercover cop and ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, parkour, bomb, martial arts, ghetto, bully, race against time, tough guy, undercover cop, fight, betrayal, fistfight ...
Time: future, near future, 2010s, year 2010
Place: france, paris france, europe, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 282K
Fast & Furious (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto reignites his feud with agent Brian O'Conner. But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmaneuver ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: car chase, street racing, chase, car race, gang, friends, crimes, rivalry, loss of loved one, police officer, gunfight, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, mexico, usa, latin america, panama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 20K
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: bleak, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, survival, prison, jungle, prison guard, escape, chase, future dystopia, prisoner, adventure, confined, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 35K
The Tournament (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Bahrain
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, teens
Plot: chase, survival, hitman, fight, contests and competitions, tournament, competition, combat, confession, martial arts, game of death, prize ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: britain, brazil, england, united kingdom, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 77K
Doomsday (2008)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, South Africa, Germany
Duration: 105 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, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, plague, apocalypse, infected, survival, rescue, quarantine, future dystopia, chaos, society, cannibalism, chase ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2030s, 2010s ...
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.0
 52K
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, rough, intense, harsh, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: island, jungle, betrayal, chase, brutality, battles, death row, survival, game of death, surveillance, vengeance, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 172K
Demolition Man (1993)
Genre: Action, 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, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, distopia, utopia, future dystopia, martial arts, crime fighter, dystopic future, police, good versus evil, one man army, betrayal, underground ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century, year 1996, near future ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, realistic, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, prison, daring rescue, adventure, confined, tough heroes, crimes, heroes, father daughter relationship, rescue, one man army, prison fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, russia, balkan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 20K
In Hell (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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: martial arts, gladiator, prison, prison life, heroes, revenge, murder, prison riot, warden, isolation, vengeance, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, latin america, hong kong, california, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 201K
Transporter 2 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Germany
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, car chase, fight scenes, kidnapping, martial arts, weapons, deadly virus, race against time, virus, chase, bodyguard, helicopter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 6.5
 159K
The Mechanic (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, lone hero, loner, tough guy, martial arts, assassin, mentor, boat, deception, revenge, training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, chicago illinois, usa, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Bulgaria, Germany
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, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, killer, lone hero, chase, tough guy, fight scenes, criminal's revenge, lone wolves, assassin, crimes, murder, assassination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, rio de janeiro, thailand, ukraine, cambodia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
 117K
Judge Dredd (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands, UK
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: suspenseful, stylized, futuristic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, dystopic future, cyberpunk, post apocalypse, good versus evil, apocalypse, superhero, law enforcement, frame up, judge, justice, uncover truth ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Escape from L.A. (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: This time, a cataclysmic temblor hits Los Angeles, turning it into an island. The president views the quake as a sign from above, expels Los Angeles from the country and makes it a penal colony for those found guilty of moral crimes. When his ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: earthquake, future dystopia, one man army, heroic mission, race against time, chaos and mayhem, post apocalypse, life is a bitch, daring rescue, lone wolves, tough heroes, distopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2013
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.7
 4K
Firestorm (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
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: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, forest fire, disaster, hostage, escape, rescue, heroes, criminal, fire, fugitives, catastrophe, adventure ...
Time: 90s
Place: wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 122K
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heist, robbery, fight scenes, crimes, betrayal, tough heroes, romancing a criminal, cons and scams, jewel robbery, thief, money, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami, new orleans, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 2.7
 4K
Attack Force (2006)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Romania, UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marshall Lawson is the commander of an elite military unit. Marshall Lawson loses his strike-team in a cold-blooded and seemingly random attack, and he takes it upon himself to investigate the attack, with the help of his girlfriend Tia and his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, serial killer, criminal's revenge, police investigation, uncover truth, undercover, secret agents, investigation, adventure, frame up, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%