Movies like Escape from New York

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Escape from New York (1981)
 7.2
 124K
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, psychotronic, stylized, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, hostage, anti hero, anti heroes, prison, cyberpunk, kidnapping, rescue, race against time, distopia, prison escape, lone wolves, heroes, loner, taxi driver, presumed dead, one man army, taxi, brutality, lone hero, island, darkness, cult, post apocalypse, crimes ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1997
Place: new york, usa, 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 futuristic, exciting, serious and suspenseful films with plots about danger, heroes, fight scenes, violence, chase, dialogue and weapons mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like Escape from New York: Escape from L.A. (1996), Dredd (2012), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), The Terminator (1984), Judge Dredd (1995). 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, race against time, one man army, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, chases and races, daring rescue, danger, life is a bitch, lone wolves ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2013, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 248K
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: intense, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, tough law enforcer, judge, drug lord, survival, corruption, police, rivalry, arrest, neo noir, explosion, criminal ...
Time: future
Place: usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
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, save the world, post apocalypse, terminator, chase, robot, artificial intelligence, future dystopia, manhunt ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, 1990s, 21st century ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 790K
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, bleak, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, cyberpunk, cyborgs, sent to the past, androids, androids and robots, killer robot, protector, dystopic future, manhunt, artificial intelligence, terminator ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, twentieth century, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.6
 109K
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: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
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, gang, chases and races, survival, truck, boomerang, anti hero, anti heroes, chase, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: australia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, bleak, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, chase, post apocalyptic, future dystopia, survival, dark hero, apocalypse, distopia, danger, desert, anti hero, dark future ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 157K
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, future dystopia, utopia, martial arts, distopia, police, car chase, crime fighter, foot chase, good versus evil, one man army, betrayal ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century, 1990s, 90s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 139K
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, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, chases and races, danger, dystopic future, resistance, distopia, gadget, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, tough heroes, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, 2010s ...
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ 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, heroic mission, convict, group of criminals, prison, hostage, danger, kidnapping, conspiracy, woman in danger ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, adventure, apocalypse, danger, rivalry, life is a bitch, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, anti hero, chaos, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 72K
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: plague, post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, cannibalism, rescue, infected, future dystopia, danger, chase, society, antidote ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2030s, 2010s ...
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 18K
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, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, prison, jungle, prison guard, escape, survival, chase, prisoner, adventure, confined, uninhibited rivalry, prison life ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 189K
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: apocalypse, chase, post apocalypse, chaos, dystopic future, car chase, future dystopia, vengeance, violence spree, heroes, chases and races, danger ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 ⇓
67%
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, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, future dystopia, alien, space and aliens, save the world, good versus evil, heroic mission, dystopic future, adventure, end of the world, love, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 1990s, 1910s, 90s
Place: egypt, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mad Max becomes a pawn in a decadent oasis of a technological society, and when exiled, becomes the deliverer of a colony of children.
Style: futuristic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, post apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, distopia, heroes, rescue, exile, dwarf, camel, arena, sandstorm, ex-cop ...
Time: future
Place: australia, sydney australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 51K
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: suspenseful, scary, rough, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, ghost, ghost town, survival, martial arts, chaos, zombie, supernatural, danger, alien possession, graphic violence, jail ...
Time: future, 22nd century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: teens, boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, genetically altered, martial arts, soldier, vietnam war, vengeance, one man army, danger, military, nudity (full frontal - brief), rescue mission, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s, 1990s, 1960s ...
Place: vietnam, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Assault on Devil's Island (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When one of Mike McBride's men goes rogue and takes a group of gymnasts hostage to Devil's Island in exchange for the return of drug lord Carlos Gallindo, the SEALS face their most perilous assignment yet.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, sexy, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, island, woman in danger, race against time, betrayal, danger, confined, tough heroes, profanity, graphic violence, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, frogman, 1990s
Place: caribbean, washington d.c., seattle, miami, france
⇓ 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., london, los angeles, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Terminator Salvation (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: All grown up in post-apocalyptic 2018, John Connor must lead the resistance of humans against the increasingly dominating militaristic robots. But when Marcus Wright appears, his existence confuses the mission as Connor tries to determine whether ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, cyborgs, dystopic future, man versus machine, save the world, killer robot, post apocalypse, cyberpunk, army, artificial intelligence, resistance, chaos ...
Time: future, near future, 2000s, year 2003, 2010s
Place: san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Battlefield Earth (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the year 3000, man is no match for the Psychlos, a greedy, manipulative race of aliens on a quest for ultimate profit. Led by the powerful Terl, the Psychlos are stripping Earth clean of its natural resources, using the broken remnants of ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, evil alien, survival, alien invasion, danger, mining, heroic mission, heroes, rivalry, society, life is a bitch, save the world ...
Time: future
Place: denver colorado, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When terrorists threaten nuclear catastrophe, the world's only hope is to reactivate decommissioned Universal Soldier Luc Deveraux. Rearmed and reprogrammed, Deveraux must take on his nemesis from the original Universal Soldier and a ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, cult film, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: super soldier, nuclear threat, military, one man army, race against time, soldier, heroes, cyborgs, massacre, hostage, super strength, dynamite ...
Time: 60s, 2000s, 1960s, 80s
Place: virginia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Astronaut Brent is sent to rescue Taylor but crash lands on the Planet of the Apes, just like Taylor did in the original film. Taylor has disappeared into the Forbidden Zone so Brent and Nova try to follow and find him. He discovers a cult of humans ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: astronaut, apocalypse, mutant, distopia, rescue, battles, nuclear holocaust, science, survivor, ape, monkey, worship ...
Time: future, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.2
 5K
Steel Dawn (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior wandering through the desert comes upon a group of settlers who are being menaced by a murderous gang that is after the water they control.
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious, whimsical ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: desert, post apocalypse, martial arts, heroes, survival, adventure, vengeance, chaos, against the odds, chaos and mayhem, destiny, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 178K
Waterworld (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a futuristic world where the polar ice caps have melted and made Earth a liquid planet, a beautiful barmaid rescues a mutant seafarer from a floating island prison. They escape, along with her young charge, Enola, and sail off aboard his ship. ...
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, post apocalypse, adventure, post apocalyptic, ocean, rescue, dystopic future, future dystopia, sailing, sailboat, ocean or sea ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 51K
Soldier (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
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, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genetic engineering, space travel, military, alien planet, presumed dead, battles, heroes, one man army, rescue, soldier, distopia, survival ...
Time: future, year 1996
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, stylized, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, cyborgs, post apocalypse, martial arts, violence, one man army, chaos, future dystopia, chase, plague, hitman, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019, 80s
Place: new york, usa, georgia, atlanta georgia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 2.8
 540
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, rough, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, danger, against humanity, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, save the world, plague, apocalypse, survival, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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