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Escape from New York (1981)
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Escape from New York (1981)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, 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 lands on the island, the authorities turn to a former soldier and current convict, Snake Plissken, to rescue him.
Style: futuristic, exciting, rough, serious, surprise ending, stylized, suspense, suspenseful, dark, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, kidnapping, future dystopia, anti hero, taxi, hostage, one man army, race against time, rescue, cyberpunk, cult, taxi driver, presumed dead, loner, hostages, lone wolves, police operation, usa president, war veteran, street gang, urban, heroic mission, chases and races, crimes, danger ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, futuristic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about heroes, danger, violence, chase, escapades, martial arts and fistfight mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Escape from New York: Escape from L.A. (1996), Doomsday (2008), Lockout (2012), Soldier (1998), The Chronicles of Riddick (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: futuristic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, race against time, lone wolves, daring rescue, heroic mission, tough heroes, danger, chaos, chaos and mayhem, chases and races, life is a bitch, earthquake ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 67K
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, serious, stylized, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, infected, rescue, quarantine, future dystopia, danger, heroes, society, apocalypse, chase, sword fight, survival ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 88K
Lockout (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: humorous, futuristic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space station, outer space, hotshot hero, prison, kidnapping, heroic mission, secret service, dementia, interrogation, convict, lone wolves, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 48K
Soldier (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sergeant Todd is a veteran soldier for an elite group of the armed forces. After being defeated by a new breed of genetically engineered soldiers, he is dumped on a waste planet and left for dead. He soon interacts with a group of crash survivors ...
Style: futuristic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genetic engineering, space travel, military, one man army, soldier, rescue, presumed dead, master warrior, survival, space marine, alien planet, heroic mission ...
Time: future, year 1996
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: epic, rough, serious, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, space and aliens, outer space, future dystopia, bounty hunter, on the run, suicide, distant planet, heroic mission, prison, survival, battles ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.5
 6K
Fortress 2 (2000)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 7 years on from the original Fortress movie, Brennick and his family are still on the run. Finally, they give in, and surrender, only to find themselves imprisoned in a new, more sophisticated fortress prison in outer space. But Brennick's not ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, disturbing, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, forest, surveillance, prisoner, escape, chase, on the run, race against time, rivalry, good versus evil, fugitives, hiding place ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.1
 26K
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, stylized, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, martial arts, future dystopia, violence, chaos, one man army, plague, chase, good versus evil, anarchy, urban, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new york, atlanta georgia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.9
 409
Steel Frontier (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set in a post-nuclear-holocaust future, this sci-fi western takes place in the frontier city of New Hope, the only place around with a working oil refinery. Ever since a megalomaniac general and his followers took over the place, life has been ...
Style: bleak, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, modern western, bounty hunter, soldier, good versus evil, anti heroes, sport, lone wolves, one man army, survival, vengeance, apocalypse ...
Time: future, near future, 2010s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 3.2
 1K
Retrograde (2004)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Luxembourg, Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two time travelers with opposing views are sent back to the present aboard a research ship in the Antarctic to prevent a global biological disaster from occuring
Style: stylized, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, race against time, infection, spacecraft, survival, plague, time travel, good versus evil, soldier, androids and robots, adventure, save the world ...
Time: future, 23rd century, year 2004, 2000s
Place: south america, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 2.8
 525
Gangland (2001)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, an evil pack of outlaws is systematically turning civilians into prisoners and slaves. Worse yet, the spread of a terrifying deadly flesh-eating virus threatens to destroy all of humanity. As good and evil ...
Style: futuristic, serious, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, race against time, save the world, future dystopia, heroic mission, plague, good versus evil, against humanity, heroes, rivalry, society ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, serious, exciting, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corporation, explosion, assassin, robot, on the run, chase, rivalry, rescue, hitman, a.i., strong sexual content, androids and robots ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: futuristic, serious, rough, bleak, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, survival, gory, lone wolves, chases and races, martial arts, urban, adventure, danger, escapades, heroes, anti heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 228K
Dredd (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, South Africa, USA, India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the future, America is a dystopian wasteland. The latest scourge is Ma-Ma, a prostitute-turned-drug pusher with a dangerous new drug and aims to take over the city. The only possibility of stopping her is an elite group of urban police called ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, drug lord, survival, judge, fighting crime, corruption, justice, police, rivalry, psychic, siege, neo noir ...
Time: future
Place: usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.3
 429
Firepower (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the year 2007, crime has risen at an exponential rate. Once highly populated metropolises such as Los Angeles are no longer inhabitable. These cities have transformed into "Hell Zones," ruled by violent street gangs. The Hell Zone, ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, murder, katana sword, nightclub, street gang, crime, criminal heroes, theater, good versus evil, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: future, year 2006, near future, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Expect No Mercy (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Federal Service Agent Justin Vanier has been assigned to infiltrate the mysterious Virtual Arts Academy in search of Eric, a fellow agent. In this high-tech facility, the maniacal leader Warbeck is training assassins to become even more efficient ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, bleak, rough ...
Plot: martial arts, dominatrix, virtual reality, assassination, kidnapping, undercover, danger, a.i., government agency, murderous pair, secret agents, special agents ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, insanity, desert, danger, dark future, chases and races, dark hero, female warrior, brutality ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: futuristic, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ship, kung fu, terrorism, fetus, anarchy, chase, androids and robots, chases and races, danger, adventure, escapades, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.7
 7K
The Anomaly (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A former soldier is taken captive and awakens in the back of a van where he learns that he only has less than 10 minutes to figure out how he got there.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, mind control, conspiracy, kidnapping, save the day, erased memory, technology, chases and races, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: future, near future
Place: shanghai china, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 99K
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 ⇓
23%
 3.5
 918
Cyber Tracker (1994)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eric is a secret agent currently working as security guard for senator Dilly. The senator is the main advocate for a new kind of police officer: the Tracker, an perfect and nearly invulnerable android. When Eric realizes that senator Dilly is ...
Style: bleak, serious, futuristic, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, rebellion, on the run, frame up, a.i., androids and robots, government agency, crime, secret agents, special agents, future dystopia, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, near future
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.9
 47K
Ghosts of Mars (2001)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Melanie Ballard (Natasha Henstridge) is a hard nosed police chief in the year 2025. She and a police snatch squad are sent to Mars to apprehend a dangerous criminal James Williams (Ice Cube). Mars has been occupied by humans for some time and they ...
Style: serious, rough, scary, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, martial arts, survival, zombie, ghost, ghost town, drugs/alcohol, evil alien, gory, supernatural, danger, deadly ...
Time: future, 22nd century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Ultimate Warrior (1975)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Only a few people still live in New York in 2015. They are organized in gangs with their own turf. One of them is led by Baron, another one by Carrot, and they are constantly at war with each other.
Style: futuristic, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, gang, plague, pregnancy, danger, zombie, post nuclear, escapades, chaos, gangsters, survival, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Universal Soldier (1992)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An American soldier who had been killed during the Vietnam War is revived 25 years later by the military as a semi-android, UniSols, a high-tech soldier of the future. After the failure of the initiative to erase all the soldier's memories, he ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, martial arts, genetically altered, reporter, soldier, vietnam war, one man army, military, good versus evil, vengeance, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 45K
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: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: totalitarianism, utopia, robot, chase, plastic surgery, killer robot, teleportation, escape, apocalypse, adventure, on the run, murder ...
Time: future
Place: usa, u.s. capitol building, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.9
 25K
Fortress (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A futuristic prison movie. Protagonist and wife are nabbed at a future US emigration point with an illegal baby during population control. The resulting prison experience is the subject of the movie. The prison is a futuristic one run by a private ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, escape, prison life, strangulation, strong sexual content, married couple, confined, heroes, anti heroes, rescue, captivity, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.1
 5K
Trancers (1984)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Angel City trooper Jack Deth is sent back in time from 2247 to 1985 L.A. to inhabit the body of his ancestor. Deth's assignment is to find his archenemy, Whistler, who turns people into zombies, before the fiend is able to kill all the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, good versus evil, police detective, christmas, zombie, rescue, fight, police, chase, supernatural ability, hypnosis, santa claus ...
Time: future, 20th century, near future
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Warrior of the Lost World (1983)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A nomad mercenary on a high-tech motorcycle helps bring about the downfall of the evil Orwellian government, the Omega.
Style: futuristic, bleak, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, future dystopia, chases and races, life is a bitch, danger, heroes, society, against the odds, lone wolves, chase, cons and scams, battles ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, stylized, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cyberpunk, technology gone awry, chosen one, man versus machine, warrior, rescue, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, martial arts, kung fu, vestiges of humanity, rebel ...
Time: future, 21st century, 23rd century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Hands of Steel (1986)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A story about a cyborg who is programmed to kill a scientist who holds the fate of mankind in his hands.
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: violence, decapitation, fistfight, exploding car, martial arts, danger, good versus evil, assassination, chase, on the run, murder, hitman ...
Time: future, near future, year 1987
Place: italy, guatemala, utah, arizona, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.0
 510
Shadowchaser (1992)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in the future, a group of terrorists with an android leader storm a hospital when the President's daughter is inside, taking her hostage. To find a way of freeing her, the police decide to consult the architect who designed the building, ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: hospital, terrorism, androids and robots, prison, hostages, one man army, daring rescue, save the day, future dystopia, hijacking, kidnapping, missing person ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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