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Escape from New York (1981)
 7.2
 133K
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 lands on the island, the authorities turn to a former soldier and current convict, Snake Plissken, to rescue him.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, rough, cult film, surprise ending, neo noir, psychotronic, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, distopia, hostage, post apocalypse, anti heroes, prison, kidnapping, rescue, race against time, anti hero, prison escape, lone wolves, heroes, loner, taxi driver, presumed dead, one man army, martial arts, villain, taxi, wrestling, rescue mission, urban setting, brutality ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1997
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california

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Most similar movies to Escape from New York

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, serious and futuristic films with plots about fight scenes, danger, violence, chase, explosion, weapons and dialogue mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Escape from New York: Escape from L.A. (1996), Demolition Man (1993), Dredd (2012), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), The Terminator (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalyptic, earthquake, future dystopia, one man army, heroic mission, race against time, chaos and mayhem, post apocalypse, life is a bitch, chases and races, daring rescue, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2013, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.7
 165K
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: distopia, cyberpunk, future dystopia, utopia, martial arts, dystopic future, police, crime fighter, good versus evil, one man army, betrayal, foot chase ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century, 90s, near future ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 262K
Dredd (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, South Africa
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, intense, neo noir, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, post apocalypse, judge, lone hero, drug lord, fighting crime, cyberpunk, distopia, survival, psychic, corruption, police ...
Time: future
Place: usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Nearly 10 years have passed since Sarah Connor was targeted for termination by a cyborg from the future. Now her son, John, the future leader of the resistance, is the target for a newer, more deadly terminator. Once again, the resistance has ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, androids and robots, cyborgs, time travel, future dystopia, robot vs. robot, save the world, killer robot, post apocalypse, terminator, artificial intelligence, chase ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1991 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Terminator (1984)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the post-apocalyptic future, reigning tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin known as the "Terminator" back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is destined to lead insurgents against 21st century mechanical ...
Style: suspenseful, neo noir, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, cyberpunk, cyborgs, sent to the past, androids and robots, killer robot, protector, androids, time paradox, time travel, dystopic future, manhunt ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 21st century, 2020s ...
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 145K
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, rough, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, chase, chases and races, dystopic future, future dystopia, danger, resistance, gadget, dishonesty, rivalry, tough heroes, death sentence ...
Time: future, 80s, 2010s, 21st century, year 2017 ...
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, cyberpunk, martial arts, soldier, vietnam war, vengeance, cyborgs, one man army, genetically altered, danger, military, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: vietnam, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When trucker, Jack Burton agreed to take his friend, Wang Chi to pick up his fiancee at the airport, he never expected to get involved in a supernatural battle between good and evil. Wang's fiancee has emerald green eyes, which make her a ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, kidnapping, mercenary, good versus evil, truck driver, race against time, rescue, chinatown, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Max Rockatansky returns as the heroic loner who drives the dusty roads of a postapocalyptic Australian Outback in an unending search for gasoline. Arrayed against him and the other scraggly defendants of a fuel-depot encampment are the bizarre ...
Style: cult film, bleak, stylized, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, survivor, good versus evil, truck, gang, chases and races, survival, boomerang, anti hero, anti heroes, chase ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: australia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, South Africa
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, car, brutality, danger, anti hero ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 96K
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, heroic mission, prison, lone hero, convict, secret service, group of criminals, hostage, space battle, maximum security prison ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: New York detective John McClane is back and kicking bad-guy butt in the third installment of this action-packed series, which finds him teaming with civilian Zeus Carver to prevent the loss of innocent lives. McClane thought he'd seen it all, ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, buddy comedy, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, gunfight, bomb, explosion, lone hero, police, deception, gold, police officer, race against time, puzzle, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, quebec, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: It's been 10 years since John Connor saved Earth from Judgment Day, and he's now living under the radar, steering clear of using anything Skynet can trace. That is, until he encounters T-X, a robotic assassin ordered to finish what T-1000 ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, man versus machine, apocalypse, killer robot, chaos, time travel, chase, technology gone awry, artificial intelligence, nuclear holocaust, robot ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2030s ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 343K
Speed (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: hostage, danger, highway, rescue, bomb, hostages, unlikely partners, save the day, hijacking, chases and races, bus, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Hungary
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The sixth film in the "Terminator" series will pick up where the second film left off, ignoring all the subsequent sequels.
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspense, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, technology, time travel, gunfight, cyborgs, cyberpunk, killer robot, hand to hand combat, artificial intelligence, terminator, robot, robotics ...
Time: future, 2020s, 1990s, 2010s, year 1998 ...
Place: guatemala, texas, mexico city, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 322K
The Rock (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason, to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, alcatraz, crimes, fbi, marines, hostage, chases and races, mercenary, prison, escape, hostages, commander ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ 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, airplane, hijacking, hostage, rescue, surveillance, deception, ransom, explosion, hand to hand combat, stewardess, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1995
Place: washington d.c., pentagon, athens greece, london, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 151K
Commando (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John Matrix, the former leader of a special commando strike force that always got the toughest jobs done, is forced back into action when his young daughter is kidnapped. To find her, Matrix has to fight his way through an array of punks, killers, ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, mercenary, commando, gunfight, kidnapping, father, warrior, heroes, danger, hostage, vengeance, machismo ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, twentieth century
Place: los angeles, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Fifth Element (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, cerebral, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, future dystopia, alien, space and aliens, good versus evil, save the world, heroic mission, end of the world, cyberpunk, adventure, dystopic future, love ...
Time: future, 1910s, 1990s, 90s
Place: egypt, new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.6
 113K
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: futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, dystopic future, post apocalypse, good versus evil, apocalypse, cyberpunk, superhero, law enforcement, frame up, justice, judge, uncover truth ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
2019: After the Fall of New York (1983)
Genre: Action, 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, cyborgs, murder, adventure, apocalypse, rivalry, anti heroes, danger, race against time, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, stylized, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, lone hero, space and aliens, outer space, distant planet, adventure, bounty hunter, future dystopia, on the run, heroes, tough guy, one against many ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 5.7
 117K
Priest (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In an alternate world, humanity and vampires have warred for centuries. After the last Vampire War, the veteran Warrior Priest lives in obscurity with other humans inside one of the Church's walled cities. When the Priest's niece is ...
Style: dark fantasy, scary, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, post apocalypse, good versus evil, supernatural, vampire hunter, future dystopia, danger, distopia, human versus monster, vampire slayer, master warrior, disobey ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: futuristic, exciting, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, distopia, maze, adventure, survival, young heroes, immunity, danger, confined, imaginary, escape, on the run ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 198K
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: cult film, suspenseful, stylized, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, chase, post apocalypse, dystopic future, vengeance, chaos, future dystopia, car chase, violence spree, heroes, chases and races, danger ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 5.9
 75K
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, cannibalism, survival, infected, rescue, danger, chaos, society, quarantine, future dystopia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2030s, 2010s ...
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 6.1
 19K
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, bleak, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, survival, prison, jungle, prison guard, escape, chase, prisoner, adventure, confined, prison life, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 9K
Cherry 2000 (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When successful businessman Sam Treadwell finds that his android wife, Cherry model 2000 has blown a fuse, he hires sexy renegade tracker E. Johnson to find her exact duplicate. But as their journey to replace his perfect mate leads them into the ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, witty, serious, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, post apocalypse, cyborgs, androids, adventure, distopia, a.i., escapades, future dystopia, heroic mission, androids and robots, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2017, 80s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Blood of Heroes (1989)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in a futuristic world where the only sport that has survived in a wasted society is the brutal game known as jugging. Sallow, the leader of a rag-tag team, has played in the main Leagues before, but was cast out because of indiscretions with a ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, serious, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, post apocalypse, revenge, survival, anti heroes, future dystopia, contests and competitions, escapades, athlete's life, life is a bitch, violence, blood ...
Time: future
Place: australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, 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, girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, future dystopia, survival, young heroes, competition, distopia, rebellion, post apocalypse, mentor, warrior, resistance, society ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%