Movies like Escape from New York

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Escape from New York (1981)
 7.1
 144K
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: exciting, serious, rough, dark, apocalyptic, futuristic, psychotronic, erotic, tense, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: distopia, cyberpunk, prison, post apocalypse, loner, future dystopia, rescue, race against time, hostage, escape, violence, lone hero, urban decay, tough guy, gunfight, chase, martial arts, taxi, gang, taxi driver, presumed dead, kidnapping, police, skyscraper, one against many ...
Time: future, 80s, year 1997, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey, usa, california, brooklyn new york city, united states of america

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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, cult film and rough films with plots about gunfight, fight scenes, danger, weapons, violence, dialogue and gun mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Escape from New York: Dredd (2012), Escape from L.A. (1996), The Terminator (1984), The Running Man (1987), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
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Dredd (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, South Africa, 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, intense, neo noir, touching, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, post apocalypse, cyberpunk, judge, lone hero, drugs, brutality, corruption, violent, tough law enforcer, police, organized crime ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: suspense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, distopia, race against time, earthquake, future dystopia, heroic mission, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, one man army, life is a bitch, daring rescue, survival ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2010s, year 2013, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, latin america, new york, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 8.1
 863K
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, serious, neo noir, rough, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: time travel, cyberpunk, cyborgs, man versus machine, artificial intelligence, sent to the past, androids and robots, terminator, good versus evil, post apocalypse, dystopic future, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century, 2020s, 21st century ...
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 155K
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, futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, cyberpunk, dystopic future, chase, prison, rivalry, resistance, gadget, tough heroes, future dystopia, escapades, prison escape ...
Time: future, near future, 80s, year 2017, year 2019 ...
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, suspense, tense, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: time travel, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, terminator, cyborgs, androids and robots, robot, apocalypse, end of the world, post apocalypse, child in peril, robot vs. robot ...
Time: future, 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1997 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.7
 178K
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, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, cyberpunk, future dystopia, utopia, dystopic future, time travel, crime fighter, maverick cop, police, violence, good versus evil, surveillance ...
Time: future, 2030s, near future, 80s, 90s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: exciting, intense, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, androids and robots, soldier, martial arts, vietnam war, military, cyborgs, top secret, vengeance, reporter, robot, transformation ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 60s, year 1969 ...
Place: vietnam, utah, arizona, louisiana, nevada ...
⇓ 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, exciting, stylized, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, supernatural, adventure, truck driver, good versus evil, monster, magic, kidnapping, friendship, mythology, truck, race against time ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, china, hong kong, california, usa
⇓ 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: road movie, apocalyptic, futuristic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, desert, car chase, loner, truck, dystopic future, biker, car, oil, gang, survival ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: australia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
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, road movie, surreal, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: post apocalypse, desert, distopia, survival, apocalypse, chase, car, on the run, car chase, future dystopia, chaos, dark hero ...
Time: future, near future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 78K
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: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, distopia, future dystopia, society, cannibalism, survival, rescue, chaos, quarantine, antidote, chase ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2030s, 80s ...
Place: england, britain, london, scotland, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.6
 119K
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: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, superhero, dystopic future, post apocalypse, future dystopia, apocalypse, law enforcement, good versus evil, police, tough cop, vengeance, technology ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 99K
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, suspense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space station, prison, secret service, hotshot hero, hostage, heroic mission, lone hero, rescue mission, maximum security prison, prison fight, convict, conspiracy ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: futuristic, exciting, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, cyborgs, apocalypse, androids and robots, artificial intelligence, robot, terminator, chaos, one against many, time machine, post apocalypse, man versus machine ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century, contemporary, year 2003 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspense, entertaining, suspenseful, buddy movie, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police officer, heist, gunfight, bomb, twists and turns, terrorism, lone hero, police, race against time, car chase, revenge, puzzle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, california, usa, manhattan new york city, quebec ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 131K
They Live (1988)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, political, suspense ...
Plot: conspiracy, distopia, alien, alien invasion, invasion, mind control, teleportation, anti conformity, evil alien, brainwashing, uncover truth, monster ...
Time: future, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, rough, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, cyborgs, survival, murder, adventure, nuclear holocaust, chaos, rivalry, race against time, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019
Place: new york, colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: futuristic, exciting, rough, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, lone hero, space and aliens, tough guy, distopia, bounty hunter, one man army, distant planet, one against many, adventure, fight, space opera ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.3
 365K
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: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: hostage, bomb, bus, highway, terrorism, unlikely partners, save the day, rescue, terrorist, chase, swat team, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 340K
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: suspense, exciting, tense, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, alcatraz, prison, crimes, twists and turns, military, hostage, adventure, swat team, disney, mercenary, bio weapon ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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, suspense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, hostage, hijacking, rescue, twists and turns, ransom, bomb, surveillance, disaster, senator, military ...
Time: 20th century, year 1995, 90s
Place: pentagon, los angeles, london, athens greece, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 104K
The Warriors (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York's gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus' ...
Style: suspense, intense, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gang, street gang, survival, gang war, gangsters, warrior, chase, murder, gang member, girl gang, distopia, false accusation ...
Time: future, 70s, 80s, year 1979, near future
Place: new york, new jersey, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 209K
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: stylized, suspenseful, road movie, futuristic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, chase, car, revenge, biker, vengeance, dystopic future, car chase, chaos, violence spree, society ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
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The Fifth Element (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France, UK
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, breathtaking, cerebral, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, cyberpunk, good versus evil, space travel, space and aliens, save the world, adventure, heroic mission, end of the world, space opera, spacecraft, love ...
Time: future, 1910s, 23rd century, 90s
Place: egypt, usa, brooklyn new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.
Style: suspense, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, gunfight, crimes, police station, gang, street gang, siege, convict, prison, gangsters, revenge, confinement indoors ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: los angeles, california, usa, plymouth
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.8
 424K
Predator (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, survival, jungle, military, creature, deadly creature, hunting, predator, squad, chase, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century, year 1987
Place: latin america, south america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 233K
Predators (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mercenary reluctantly leads a motley crew of warriors who soon come to realize they've been captured and deposited on an alien planet by an unknown nemesis. With the exception of a peculiar physician, they are all cold-blooded killers, ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, monster, jungle, evil alien, space and aliens, predator, deadly creature, hunting, hi-tech, alien life-form, survival horror, survival ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, intense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, distopia, martial arts, violence, revenge, sport, contests and competitions, escapades, future dystopia, life is a bitch, athlete's life ...
Time: future
Place: new jersey, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 210K
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 ...
Style: exciting, serious, visually appealing, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, car chase, car, car race, tough heroes, tough guy, race, prison life, survival, death, revenge, fight ...
Time: future, year 2012, 2010s, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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: exciting, suspense, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, robot, terminator, androids and robots, cyberpunk, technology, gunfight, cyborgs, helicopter, revenge, killer robot, resistance ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s, future, 90s, year 1998
Place: mexico, mexico city, texas, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%