Movies like Escape from L.A.

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Escape from L.A. (1996)
 5.8
 70K
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 daughter, part of a resistance movement, steals the control unit for a doomsday weapon, Snake again gets tapped to save the day.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, suspense, cult film, surprise ending, psychotronic, sequel to cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalyptic, earthquake, race against time, one man army, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, life is a bitch, danger, heroic mission, chases and races, daring rescue, lone wolves, tough heroes, distopia, heroes, mind control, woman in danger, prison, chaos, post apocalypse, catastrophe, adaptation, transformation, pardon, graphic violence ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2013
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills, new york, latin america

Most similar movies to Escape from L.A.

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about danger, gun, heroes, explosion, violence, chase and pistol mostly in Action, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Escape from L.A.: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Lockout (2012), Demolition Man (1993), Mad Max (1979), Riddick (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Escape from New York (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, rough, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, hostage, anti heroes, anti hero, prison, cyberpunk, kidnapping, rescue, race against time, prison escape, lone wolves ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, South Africa, 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, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, chase, future dystopia, post apocalyptic, survival, apocalypse, distopia, dark hero, anti hero, danger, car chase, car ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 94K
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, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: outer space, space station, hotshot hero, convict, heroic mission, prison, lone hero, secret service, group of criminals, hostage, space battle, maximum security prison ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 158K
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, utopia, future dystopia, distopia, martial arts, police, car chase, crime fighter, foot chase, good versus evil, dystopic future, one man army ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century, 90s, near future ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 191K
Mad Max (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.
Style: cult film, suspenseful, stylized, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, apocalypse, post apocalypse, chaos, dystopic future, car chase, future dystopia, vengeance, violence spree, heroes, danger, chases and races ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 154K
Riddick (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, space and aliens, deadly creature, adventure, outer space, tough heroes, heroes, survival, danger, mysterious planet, bounty hunter, lone wolves ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 124K
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 Æon 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, strong female lead, secret movement, martial arts, cyberpunk, rebelliousness, rebellion, mysterious character, one against many ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fist of the North Star (1995)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: From the immensely popular FIST OF THE NORTH STAR comic book series, comes a new hero. The fate of mankind rests with superhuman warrior Kenshiro who roams the wastelands of the future waging a battle against overwhelming evil. With the spiritual ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, nuclear holocaust, destiny, superhuman powers, battles, adventure, vengeance, heroic mission, lone wolves, danger, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.6
 93K
Babylon A.D. (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, UK, USA
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, exciting, rough, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: future dystopia, protection, one man army, cyberpunk, mercenary, deadly, smuggling, deadly virus, life is a bitch, infected, master warrior, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: russia, new york, china, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 240K
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, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, secret agents, post apocalypse, memory loss, rebel, fictional reality, double agent, world domination, cyberpunk, suspicion, conspiracy ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Patrol (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a massive earthquake destroys Los Angeles, a new order is formed. But disagreement among the ranks leads to more war and disruption, and The Last Patrol must bring order if there's to be any hope for the future.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: earthquake, rescue, desert, survival, chaos and mayhem, life is a bitch, rivalry, danger, apocalypse, adventure, battles, battle ...
Time: future, near future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 212K
San Andreas (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter.
Style: disaster movie, exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, adventure, forces of nature, survival, earthquake, tsunami, danger, disaster film, chaos and mayhem, daring rescue, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 29K
Cyborg (1989)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A martial artist hunts a killer in a plague-infested urban dump of the future.
Style: futuristic, bleak, rough, suspenseful, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, cyborgs, post apocalypse, martial arts, violence, chaos, future dystopia, one man army, chase, plague, tough heroes, mortal combat ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019, 80s
Place: new york, usa, georgia, south carolina, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 141K
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: serious, futuristic, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, chase, chases and races, dystopic future, danger, future dystopia, deadly, resistance, gadget, dishonesty, rivalry, tough heroes ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, 2010s, near future ...
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Adrenalin: Fear the Rush (1996)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In a not-too-distant future, a lethal virus sweeps across Europe, prompting the creation of quarantine refugee camps in the United States. Police officers Delon (Natasha Henstridge) and Lemieux (Christopher Lambert) learn of a grisly murder in the ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, rough, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: future dystopia, virus, survival, chaos, danger, investigation, life is a bitch, quarantine, race against time, catastrophe, plague, fantasy world ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: boston, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
American Cyborg: Steel Warrior (1993)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the nuclear war people are sterile and ruled by the artifical intelligences they created in this violent world. The only woman who was able to give life to a child has to take the child through the dangerous city to the ship to save it. She is ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ship, anarchy, heroes, chase, post apocalypse, fetus, terrorism, cyborgs, kung fu, androids and robots, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: future
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Executive Decision (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, airplane, hostage, rescue, bomb, violence, explosion, surveillance, hand to hand combat, ransom, deception ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., athens greece, london, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.6
 110K
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, dystopic future, post apocalypse, apocalypse, frame up, good versus evil, judge, superhero, uncover truth, law enforcement, justice, police ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Cyborg 2: Glass Shadow (1993)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the year 2074, the cybernetics market is dominated by two rival companies: USA's Pinwheel Robotics and Japan's Kobayashi Electronics. Cyborgs are commonplace, used for anything from soldiers to prostitutes. Casella Reese is a prototype ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, rivalry, on the run, chase, rescue, hitman, robot, explosion, assassin, androids and robots, graphic violence, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 3.6
 1K
Scorcher (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The only hope for humanity to survive a natural disaster is to detonate a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, evacuation, apocalypse, rescue, soldier, race against time, daring rescue, save the world, government agency, atomic bomb, destiny, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, antarctica, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Cyborg 3: The Recycler (1994)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Prepare yourself for the all too deadly future. Cash, the heroine of Cyborg 2, is living safe in the free zone. But not for long. Biomechanical problems are taking down her systems and a visit to a doctor in Silica confirms her worst fears. She is ...
Style: bleak, futuristic, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, chase, pregnancy, prostitute, battles, chaos, track down, deadly, motorcycle gang, biker gang, androids, community ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 2.9
 387
Special Ops (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When an American soldier’s Black Ops Unit is ambushed during a raid to rescue a nano-nuclear device that has fallen into the wrong hands, he must run for his life to not only track down the missing device, but also clear his name when he is ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, betrayal, soldier, one man army, danger, heroic mission, profanity, tough heroes, military, escapades, dishonesty, daring rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, chase, heroes, one man army, pow, vietnam veteran, soldier, rambo, swat team, tough heroes, behind enemy lines, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, arizona, russia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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2019: After the Fall of New York (1983)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a nuclear war, society breaks down into two groups, the evil Euraks and the rebel Federation. A mercenary named Parsifal is hired by the Federation to infiltrate New York City, which is controlled by the Euraks, to rescue the only fertile ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, rough, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, murder, apocalypse, adventure, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, anti hero, race against time, anti heroes, danger, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After years of outrunning ruthless bounty hunters, escaped convict Riddick suddenly finds himself caught between opposing forces in a fight for the future of the human race. Now, waging incredible battles on fantastic and deadly worlds, this lone, ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, futuristic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, space and aliens, lone hero, outer space, adventure, bounty hunter, distant planet, on the run, heroes, survival, battles, heroic mission ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 5.7
 98K
Poseidon (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A packed cruise ship traveling the Atlantic is hit and overturned by a massive wave, compelling the passengers to begin a dramatic fight for their lives.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, rough, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, natural disaster, catastrophe, survival, drowning, ocean, shipwreck, forces of nature, adventure, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Terminator Genisys (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The year is 2029. John Connor, leader of the resistance continues the war against the machines. At the Los Angeles offensive, John's fears of the unknown future begin to emerge when TECOM spies reveal a new plot by SkyNet that will attack him ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, time travel, man versus machine, androids and robots, post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, chase, time paradox, danger, heroes, artificial intelligence, killer robot ...
Time: future, year 2017, year 1984, year 1997, 21st century ...
Place: los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 73K
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, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, plague, apocalypse, survival, cannibalism, infected, rescue, danger, future dystopia, chase, society, antidote ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2030s, 2010s ...
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Scorch Trials (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, survival, maze, post apocalypse, adventure, imaginary, young heroes, immunity, danger, confined, on the run, resistance ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Last Sentinel (2007)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No emotion. No fear. No pain. They were the perfect soldiers to protect civilization until the drone police became the perfect enemy. With little hope left for mankind, Tallis, an electronically enhanced soldier, rescues a survivor from a failed ...
Style: serious, bleak, exciting, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, soldier, man versus machine, save the world, androids and robots, life is a bitch, danger, survival, heroic mission, daring rescue, chaos, future dystopia ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%