Movies like Pacific Rim

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Pacific Rim (2013)
 6.9
 472K
Pacific Rim (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico, Hong Kong
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed-up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, visually appealing, surprise ending, epic, mecha, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant monster, monster, save the world, creature, evil alien, robot, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, danger, destruction, giant, heroes, survival, battles, attack, androids and robots, invasion, giant robots, space and aliens, deadly creature, fate of humanity, characters in danger, worldwide chaos, human versus monster, partners ...
Time: future, 2020s, year 2017, near future
Place: pacific ocean, tokyo, hong kong, asia, alaska, australia, san francisco ...

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Most similar movies to Pacific Rim

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, futuristic, psychotronic and visually appealing films with plots about technology, catastrophe, chase, danger, explosion, transformation and weapons mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like Pacific Rim: Battleship (2012), Battle Los Angeles (2011), Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), Godzilla (2014), Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.8
 238K
Battleship (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When mankind beams a radio signal into space, a reply comes from ‘Planet G’, in the form of several alien crafts that splash down in the waters off Hawaii. Lieutenant Alex Hopper is a weapons officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones, part of ...
Style: exciting, serious, psychotronic, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, evil alien, military, navy, battleship, u.s. navy, ufo, save the world, ship, danger, alien encounter, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 2005, year 2006 ...
Place: hawaii, hong kong, japan, new york, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, save the world, invasion, survival, battlefield, heroic mission, chaos, battles, alien encounter, danger, resistance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, mojave desert, santa monica california, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the ...
Style: disaster movie, captivating, psychotronic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: giant monster, monster, godzilla, giant creature, giant animal, rescue, creature, destruction, alien monster, creature feature, monster versus monster, prehistoric creature ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, year 2019, year 2014
Place: boston, san francisco, washington d.c., antarctica, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 391K
Godzilla (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Ford Brody, a Navy bomb expert, has just reunited with his family in San Francisco when he is forced to go to Japan to help his estranged father, Joe. Soon, both men are swept up in an escalating crisis when Godzilla, King of the Monsters, arises ...
Style: disaster movie, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant monster, monster, giant creature, giant, godzilla, deadly creature, tsunami, destruction, dinosaur, prehistoric creature, military, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1999, 2010s, year 2014 ...
Place: san francisco, japan, usa, hawaii, honolulu hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, China, Japan, USA, Mexico
Duration: 111 min.
Story: It has been ten years since The Battle of the Breach and the oceans are still, but restless. Vindicated by the victory at the Breach, the Jaeger program has evolved into the most powerful global defense force in human history. The PPDC now calls ...
Style: futuristic, psychotronic, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: giant monster, giant creature, robot, giant robots, alien monster, killer robot, monster, teenage hero, end of the world, alien, army, human versus monster ...
Time: near future
Place: mount fuji, hong kong, china, santa monica california, sydney australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.6
 226K
Ender's Game (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chosen one, space wars, young heroes, save the world, intelligence, prodigy, child prodigy, space and aliens, space battle, basic training, adventure, space station ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 165 min.
Story: As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, psychotronic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: robot, androids and robots, alien, robot vs. robot, evil alien, chaos, battles, giant robots, heroes, man versus machine, good versus evil, killer robot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, china, chicago illinois, texas, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.
Style: exciting, semi serious, psychotronic, surreal, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: robot, battles, chaos, androids and robots, evil alien, military, fictional war, extraterrestrial, man versus machine, good versus evil, cyborgs, alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, prehistoric times, stone age
Place: egypt, washington d.c., virginia, shanghai, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 6.4
 214K
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, rough, serious, stylized, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, deadly creature, evil alien, monster, jungle, space and aliens, soldier, hunting, warrior, hi-tech, trap, survival ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Independence Day (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: alien invasion, invasion, ufo, end of the world, evil alien, save the world, space and aliens, spacecraft, aliens, danger, pilot, alien encounter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, sydney australia, los angeles, new mexico, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.0
 602K
Transformers (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Young teenager, Sam Witwicky becomes involved in the ancient struggle between two extraterrestrial factions of transforming robots – the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. Sam holds the clue to unimaginable power and the Decepticons will ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, exciting, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, teen comedy
Plot: robot, giant robots, good versus evil, androids and robots, alien, computer cracker, man versus machine, danger, alien invasion, chaos, transformation, save the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 19th century, 1890s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.8
 1.1M
Avatar (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.
Style: futuristic, exciting, breathtaking, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: fantasy world, scientist, culture clash, alien, creature, alien planet, space and aliens, space travel, adventure, warrior, mysterious planet, benign alien ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same ...
Style: mind bending, futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time loop, time travel, alien, changing the past or future, alien invasion, invasion, warrior, soldier, time paradox, evil alien, foreknowledge, deja vu ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, london, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: We always knew they were coming back. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, surprise ending, exciting, entertaining ...
Plot: end of the world, alien civilization, human versus alien, alien invasion, alien, ufo, giant creature, outer space, apocalypse, survival, military, technology ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, tower bridge london, africa, atlantic ocean, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Robot Overlords (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Earth has been conquered by robots from another galaxy and the human survivors must stay in their homes, or risk incineration.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: androids and robots, man versus machine, save the world, good versus evil, robot, save the day, adventure, danger, society, future dystopia, chaos, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 102K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, alien invasion, adventure, survival, obsessive quest, danger, tsunami, space and aliens, alien, post apocalypse, chaos ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, bangkok thailand, ohio, tower bridge london, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, man versus machine, master villain, save the world, androids and robots, good versus evil, superhero team, graphic violence, imaginary, artificial intelligence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, seoul, oslo norway, eastern europe, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.4
 186K
Godzilla (1998)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: When a freighter is viciously attacked in the Pacific Ocean, a team of experts -- including biologist Niko Tatopoulos and scientists Elsie Chapman and Mendel Craven -- concludes that an oversized reptile is the culprit. Before long, the giant lizard ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: godzilla, dinosaur, danger, human versus monster, save the world, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry, giant, deadly creature, chases and races, save the day, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, future
Place: new york, usa, panama, ukraine, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 6.3
 54K
Spectral (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A special-ops team is dispatched to fight supernatural being that have taken over a European city.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: danger, supernatural, survival, escapades, secret laboratory, space and aliens, military, science, battles, save the world, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: near future, future
Place: usa, new york, eastern europe, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.0
 587K
Jurassic World (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, scenic, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: dangerous animal, dinosaur, animal attack, animal horror, adventure, theme park, catastrophe, island, genetics, survival, genetic engineering, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 193K
After Earth (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, adventure, spacecraft, survival, danger, apocalypse, heroic mission, parents and children, human in outer space, young heroes, post apocalypse, real life father and son playing father and son ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, survival, cyberpunk ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 302K
Real Steel (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA, India
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the near-future, Charlie Kenton is a washed-up fighter who retired from the ring when robots took over the sport. After Charlie's robot is trashed, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max to rebuild and train an unlikely contender.
Style: futuristic, exciting, sentimental, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: underdog, father son relationship, androids and robots, robot, contests and competitions, against the odds, technology, robot vs. robot, fight, sport, parents and children, boxing ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, year 2016, 2020s
Place: usa, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 5.9
 112K
The Host (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, evil alien, romance, youth, power of love, love and romance, true love, apocalypse, invasion, survival, vestiges of humanity, alien invasion ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Godzilla 2000 (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Godzilla saves Tokyo from a flying saucer that transforms into the beast Orga.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, godzilla, monster, anti hero, deadly creature, danger, heroic mission, save the world, good versus evil, flying saucer, ocean, ocean or sea ...
Time: 2000s, 80s, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 1.3M
The Avengers (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, psychotronic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, good versus evil, superhuman powers, monster, imaginary, teamwork, save the world, heroic mission, partners, transformation, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan new york city, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, save the world, killer robot, post apocalypse, terminator, artificial intelligence, robot vs. robot ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, 2020s, twentieth century ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a universe where human genetic material is the most precious commodity, an impoverished young Earth woman becomes the key to strategic maneuvers and internal strife within a powerful dynasty…
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: life turned upside down, adventure, space and aliens, save the lady, space wars, imaginary, destiny, heroes, chaos, danger, space travel, creature ...
Time: future
Place: st. petersburg russia, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, save the world, good versus evil, heroic mission, end of the world, adventure, dystopic future, love, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 1910s, 90s, 1990s
Place: egypt, new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Starship Troopers (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, satirical, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, evil alien, space and aliens, spacecraft, monster, soldier, space battle, future dystopia, military, space travel, distopia, heroes ...
Time: future, 22nd century, 23rd century
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%