Movies like Equilibrium

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Equilibrium (2002)
 7.4
 304K
Equilibrium (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.
Style: futuristic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, philosophical, psychological, clever, intense, stylized, contemplative ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, rebellion, fighting the system, gunfight, lone hero, utopia, resistance, totalitarianism, society, betrayal, human nature, dictatorship, dystopic future, struggle, government agency, post apocalypse, distopia, cyberpunk, katana, violence, oppression, fictional war, battles, life is a bitch, apocalypse ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: china, beijing china

Most similar movies to Equilibrium

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out futuristic, visually appealing, serious and suspenseful films with plots about future dystopia, life is a bitch, distopia, technology, storytelling, dystopic future and society mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Equilibrium: Gattaca (1997), The Giver (2014), Minority Report (2002), V for Vendetta (2005), The Matrix (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 271K
Gattaca (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, intellectual, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: fighting the system, future dystopia, discrimination, genetics, eugenics, distopia, society, destiny, paraplegic, space travel, philosophy, heart disease ...
Time: future, near future
Place: riviera, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 109K
The Giver (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: South Africa, Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.
Style: thought provoking, futuristic, atmospheric, suspenseful, philosophical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: society, future dystopia, rebelliousness, youth, utopia, teaching the ways of the world, destiny, danger, chases and races, human nature, life is a bitch, memory ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.6
 488K
Minority Report (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.
Style: futuristic, interesting, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, foreknowledge, murder, frame up, psychic, precognition, police investigation, law enforcer, crime, evidence, corruption ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 989K
V for Vendetta (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he ...
Style: captivating, futuristic, stylized, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, vengeance, future dystopia, vigilantism, freedom, mysterious character, rebellion, life is a bitch, anti heroes, society, disguise ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 8.7
 1.6M
The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.
Style: mind bending, thought provoking, serious, philosophical, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, chosen one, hacker, man versus machine, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, save the world, philosophy, imaginary, cyberspace, mentor ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.7
 152K
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, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, utopia, future dystopia, martial arts, violence, distopia, police, car chase, crime fighter, foot chase, good versus evil, one man army ...
Time: future, 21st century, 1990s, near future, year 1996 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 121K
Aeon Flux (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Brazil, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 400 years into the future, disease has wiped out the majority of the world's population, except one walled city, Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists. When ├ćon Flux, the top operative in the underground 'Monican' rebellion, is ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: strong female character, female protagonist, female killer, future dystopia, cyberpunk, rebellion, secret movement, martial arts, vestiges of humanity, infertility, vengeance, mysterious character ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 40K
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the future, the government maintains control of public opinion by outlawing literature and maintaining a group of enforcers, known as "firemen", to perform the necessary book burnings. Fireman Montag begins to question the morality of ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, tense, stylized, intellectual ...
Plot: future dystopia, totalitarianism, book, social decay, fighting the system, resistance, book burning, oppression, introspection, rebelliousness, satire, faked death ...
Time: future, 1960s, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, suspense, contemplative ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, virtual reality, freedom, save the world, chosen one, warrior, precognition, martial arts, self sacrifice, mission ...
Time: future, 21st century, 23rd century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 662K
Blade Runner (1982)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.
Style: atmospheric, futuristic, thought provoking, tech noir, stylized ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, a.i., artificial intelligence, fugitives, neo noir, existentialism, killer robot, androids and robots, confrontation with superior, human nature, bounty hunter ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.3
 234K
Total Recall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life ...
Style: mind bending, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, double agent, world domination, memory loss, betrayal, suspicion, fictional reality, false memory, spy, resistance fighter, on the run, uncover truth ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 283K
Total Recall (1990)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, secret agents, outer space, memory loss, secret agent, chase, mars, false memory, resistance, conspiracy, space colony ...
Time: future, 21st century, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 412K
Divergent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In a world divided into factions based on personality types, Tris learns that she's been classified as Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: youth, future dystopia, fighting the system, survival, mentor, rebellion, danger, society, training, young heroes, heroes, rebelliousness ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 408K
Elysium (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, space station, cyborgs, class conflict, politics, radiation, outer space, race against time, society, rich and poor, ex convict ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: los angeles, usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Six months after the events depicted in The Matrix, Neo has proved to be a good omen for the free humans, as more and more humans are being freed from the matrix and brought to Zion, the one and only stronghold of the Resistance. Neo himself has ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, philosophical, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, man versus machine, virtual reality, post apocalypse, technology gone awry, precognition, artificial intelligence, save the world, alternate reality, martial arts, mind control ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 23rd century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 276K
Snowpiercer (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea, Czech Republic
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.
Style: thought provoking, futuristic, suspenseful, rough, surreal ...
Plot: future dystopia, revolution, rebellion, survival, social differences, post apocalypse, resistance, snow, chaos, train, society, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 166K
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: cyberpunk, technology gone awry, utopia, androids and robots, robot, future dystopia, investigation, murder, human existence, special agents, life risking, clones ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 63K
1984 (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
Style: futuristic, disturbing, psychological, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: future dystopia, totalitarianism, brainwashing, politics, fascism, distopia, against humanity, society, fall in love, life is a bitch, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: future, 20th century, 80s, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 357K
In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, time, society, dystopic future, race against time, social differences, fighting the system, on the run, love and romance, class differences, chase ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 92K
Babylon A.D. (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Babylon A.D Vin Diesel stars as a veteran-turned-mercenary who is hired to deliver a package from the ravages of post-apocalyptic Eastern Europe to a destination in the teeming megalopolis of New York City. The "package" is a mysterious ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, exciting, serious ...
Plot: future dystopia, protection, cyberpunk, mercenary, one man army, smuggling, deadly virus, life is a bitch, tough heroes, infected, master warrior, deadly ...
Time: future
Place: russia, new york, china, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 50K
Logan's Run (1976)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: All citizens get a chance of being 'renewed' in a Civic Ceremony at their 30th birthday, unless they run and escape before their time comes.
Style: cult film, futuristic, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: totalitarianism, utopia, apocalypse, chase, robot, murder, laser, on the run, escape, killer robot, plastic surgery, teleportation ...
Time: future
Place: usa, u.s. capitol building, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 283K
The Book of Eli (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
Style: futuristic, rough, serious, tense, biblical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, post apocalyptic, post apocalypse, chaos, warrior, dystopic future, brutality, lone wolves, future dystopia, danger, lone hero ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 209K
Insurgent (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart.
Style: exciting, intense, serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: future dystopia, teenage love, fighting the system, heroes, female fighter, good versus evil, danger, rebellion, social misfits, virtual reality, chase, foot chase ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 46K
THX 1138 (1971)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: People in the future live in a totalitarian society. A technician named THX 1138 lives a mundane life between work and taking a controlled consumption of drugs that the government uses to make puppets out of people. As THX is without drugs for the ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, utopia, future dystopia, totalitarianism, hologram, chaos, separated, technology gone awry, surveillance, crimes, androids and robots, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 7.9
 181K
Brazil (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent ...
Style: dark humor, futuristic, stylized, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: surveillance, satire, fighting the system, chase, mistaken identity, paranoia, freedom, rescue, party, bomb, funeral, totalitarianism ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, london, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, survival, future dystopia, young heroes, warrior, mentor, rebellion, championship, contests and competitions, president, danger, resistance ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 4.4
 594
Cyber Wars (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Singapore
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the near future in the Asian city-state Sintawan, everyone's identity is recorded in the vast CyberLink. The only way around this is using illegal simulated identity implants (sims). A young bounty hunter who makes her living tracking sims, ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, fighting the system, adventure, heroes, society, rebellion, race against time, life is a bitch, imaginary, technology gone awry, future dystopia, cyberpunk ...
Time: future, 2000s, near future
Place: asia, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 483K
I, Robot (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 2035, where robots are common-place and abide by the three laws of robotics, a techno-phobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be responsible for the death, his investigation leads him to believe that humanity may ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, future dystopia, androids and robots, technology gone awry, a.i., humanoid robot, danger, hi-tech, cyborgs, imaginary, murder, police investigation ...
Time: future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 98K
Repo Men (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the future, medical technology has advanced to the point where people can buy artificial organs to extend their lives. But if they default on payments, an organization known as the Union sends agents to repossess the organs. Remy is one of the ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, surreal, suspense, bloody ...
Plot: transplant, cyberpunk, future dystopia, chase, black market, on the run, social decay, brutality, mercenary, evil corporation, violence, salesman ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 136K
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, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, chases and races, danger, dystopic future, deadly, rivalry, dishonesty, resistance, against the odds, gadget, tough heroes, death sentence ...
Time: future, 20th century, twentieth century, near future, 2010s ...
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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