Movies like Escape from New York

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Escape from New York (1981)
 7.2
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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, serious, rough, surprise ending, stylized, suspense, suspenseful, dark, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, kidnapping, future dystopia, anti hero, rescue, race against time, hostage, cyberpunk, one man army, lone wolves, prison escape, loner, taxi driver, presumed dead, taxi, brutality, island, cult, crimes, heroes, mercenary, confined, quarantine, group of criminals, danger ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
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, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about danger, violence, heroes, martial arts, fistfight, chase and rivalry mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Escape from New York: Escape from L.A. (1996), Doomsday (2008), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), Lockout (2012). 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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, race against time, chaos and mayhem, lone wolves, daring rescue, life is a bitch, chases and races, heroic mission, danger, tough heroes, earthquake, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 68K
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, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, rescue, infected, survival, apocalypse, chase, cannibalism, future dystopia, danger, heroes, society, cure ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ 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: futuristic, rough, bleak, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, murder, chases and races, anti heroes, heroic mission, life is a bitch, lone wolves, demolished city, adventure, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, urban ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, androids and robots, killer robot, time travel, lone hero, save the world, manhunt, terminator, chase, artificial intelligence, future dystopia, fictional war ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, twentieth century, year 1991 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: rough, exciting, serious, futuristic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, space and aliens, outer space, bounty hunter, on the run, survival, adventure, danger, battles, heroic mission, escapades, distant planet ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 89K
Lockout (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, 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: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space station, outer space, hotshot hero, heroic mission, group of criminals, prison, convict, usa president, hostage, danger, kidnapping, conspiracy ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 49K
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, rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genetic engineering, space travel, military, soldier, rescue, one man army, presumed dead, survival, master warrior, heroic mission, space and aliens, escapades ...
Time: future, year 1996
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, ship, spacecraft, race against time, heroic mission, save the world, adventure, future dystopia, experiment gone awry, dark future, one against many, rescue ...
Time: future, 2000s, 23rd century, year 2004
Place: south america, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 5.1
 27K
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, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, martial arts, violence, one man army, plague, future dystopia, chaos, chase, tough heroes, hitman, kidnapping, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, georgia, usa, atlanta georgia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: futuristic, disturbing, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, race against time, rivalry, chase, on the run, escape, prisoner, surveillance, forest, adventure, life is a bitch, chases and races ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 233K
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, exciting, suspenseful, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, judge, survival, drug lord, gunfight, justice, one man army, corruption, police, rivalry, arrest, neo noir ...
Time: future
Place: usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.9
 422
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: futuristic, rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, soldier, bounty hunter, modern western, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, lone wolves, crimes, anti heroes, criminal heroes, heroic mission, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, dark hero, apocalypse, survival, desert, danger, dark future, chases and races, insanity, post apocalyptic, brutality ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: exciting, rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: martial arts, assassination, kidnapping, danger, undercover, virtual reality, dominatrix, state affairs, murderous pair, computers and web, a.i., escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.9
 48K
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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, ghost, survival, ghost town, martial arts, zombie, supernatural, danger, alien possession, jail, battering ram, self mutilation ...
Time: future, 22nd century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.0
 719K
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: killer robot, manhunt, androids and robots, man versus machine, artificial intelligence, mission, danger, protector, cyberpunk, sent to the past, heroine, future dystopia ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 2020s, 21st century ...
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.5
 102K
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, good versus evil, judge, superhero, law enforcement, uncover truth, justice, police, apocalypse, dystopic future, one man army ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 2.8
 527
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, heroes, deadly, dehumanization, save the world, escapades, chases and races, confined, imaginary, heroic mission, against humanity, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: genetically altered, one man army, martial arts, androids and robots, soldier, vietnam war, vengeance, master villain, danger, military, rescue mission, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s, future
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 144K
Demolition Man (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, semi serious, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: utopia, tough heroes, police, martial arts, violence, car chase, foot chase, mind control, good versus evil, betrayal, one man army, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 1996, 1990s, near future ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, rough, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, rescue, rivalry, chase, hitman, robot, corporation, explosion, assassin, supernatural romance, heroes, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 3.3
 23K
Barb Wire (1996)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sexy nightclub owner, Barb Wire moonlights as a mercenary in Steel Harbor, one of the last free zones in the now fascist United States. When scientist Cora Devonshire wanders into Barb's establishment, she gets roped into a top-secret ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, bar, bail bondsman, obese, vengeance, future dystopia, good versus evil, chase, heroic mission, master villain, disability, female protagonist ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ 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, futuristic, suspense, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, virtual reality, chosen one, warrior, man versus machine, freedom, martial arts, self sacrifice, mission, vestiges of humanity, prophecy ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 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: serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, good versus evil, chase, christmas, police detective, rescue, fight, police, zombie, heroes, rivalry, track down ...
Time: future, 20th century, near future
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.3
 449
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: nightclub, murder, gang, martial arts, katana sword, contests and competitions, crime, working undercover, criminal heroes, theater, crimes, tough heroes ...
Time: future, year 2006, near future, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.1
 17K
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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, island, jungle, survival, chase, ex soldier, escape, prisoner, prison guard, adventure, escapades, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: bleak, suspenseful, serious, rough, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: earthquake, rescue, survival, chaos and mayhem, life is a bitch, apocalypse, danger, battle, soldier, prison, desert, martial arts ...
Time: future, near future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, serious, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ship, chase, anarchy, kung fu, terrorism, fetus, life is a bitch, chases and races, escapades, imaginary, killer robot, rescue ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 3.5
 945
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, legal action, special agents, secret agents, androids and robots, chases and races, a.i., terminator, dishonesty ...
Time: future, near future
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear threat, soldier, military, one man army, race against time, dynamite, super strength, superhuman, super soldier, police car, hostage, massacre ...
Time: 2000s, 1960s, 80s
Place: virginia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%