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Programmed to Kill (1987)
 3.9
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Programmed to Kill (1987)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: International terrorist leader, Fatima, is critically injured when she attempts to hijack a jumbo jet and is thwarted by Eric Matthews and his anti-terrorist organization, The Retaliators. Fatima is taken to a top-secret research institute, where she is turned into a lethal cyborg and programmed to hunt down the members of her own terrorist group. In the heat of battle, her computerized brain malfunctions, and she turns her lethal vengeance on the Retaliators. Now Eric Matthews and his team must match human cunning against deadly technology.
Style: exciting, rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, kidnapping, terrorism, cyborgs, crimes, androids and robots, heroes, computers and web, danger, chases and races, imaginary, chaos, escapades, deadly, rivalry, state affairs, technology gone awry, distopia, robot, agent, cia, violence, death, androids, assassination ...
Time: 80s
Place: greece, middle east, europe, crete

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting and bleak films with plots about danger, rivalry, heroes, escapades, chases and races, deadly and chaos mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Programmed to Kill: Shadowchaser (1992), T-Force (1994), The Terminator (1984), Android Insurrection (2012), Warlords (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.5
 585
Shadowchaser (1992)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in the future, a group of terrorists with an android leader storm a hospital when the President's daughter is inside, taking her hostage. To find a way of freeing her, the police decide to consult the architect who designed the building, ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, exciting, serious
Plot: terrorism, hospital, androids and robots, save the day, chases and races, crimes, hostages, imaginary, a.i., man versus machine, confined, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.8
 553
T-Force (1994)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 21st Century, cybernetic research has developed advanced robots with human traits, whioch are widely used in the service industry. They have also been turned into cyber cops with a licence to kill....
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, man versus machine, save the day, one man army, crimes, danger, deadly, confined, imaginary, rivalry, society, androids and robots ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 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%
Android Insurrection (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: In the distant future high-tech man colonized the world and leaves all the dirty work of an army of androids and robots. Now, somewhere rebelling robots, and a heavily armed special forces, led by Major Fox well to look after things. Locally it is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, suspense, tense ...
Plot: technology gone awry, chaos, escapades, outer space, survival, danger, imaginary, computers and web, soldier, save the world, man versus machine, rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 4.2
 235
Warlords (1988)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a brutal, radioactive future, fearless warrior Dow (David Carradine) is humanity's last hope against the Warlord and his mutant hordes. With the gorgeous, deadly Danny (Dawn Wildsmith) and the strange Ammo at his side, Dow makes desperate ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, betrayal, strong violent content, profanity, life is a bitch, deadly, imaginary, danger, escapades, mutant, injustice, chaos ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.7
 292
Assassin (1986)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A retired agent from an Intelligence Agency is contacted by the Agency in order to stop an ultra-secret robot who is killing some government officials. That will be not an easy task, because the robot looks human and it was specifically built to be ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: killer robot, mad scientist, androids and robots, espionage, crimes, chaos, danger, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, assassination, escapades, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Nemesis 3: Time Lapse (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Using footage left over from Nemesis 2 and a very thin story line sees Alex again fighting the cyborg mercenaries in 1998 East Africa. This time, Alex finds that she has 20 half sisters who are waiting for her to return to 2077. Central Command ...
Style: stylized, bleak, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: androids and robots, escapades, heroes, imaginary, danger, crimes, chases and races, uninhibited rivalry, desert, rivalry, cyborgs, female bodybuilder
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 3.4
 345
Chrome Angels (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Welcome to Elliotsville. It’s like your typical American small town, except the residents are kinda robots. Okay, they’re not so much kinda, they’re pretty much robots. So what happens when you take that set-up and add a gang of sexy female ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: androids and robots, gang, rivalry, danger, rescue, crimes, imaginary, chase, small town, chaos, bar, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 5.3
 706
Automatic (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robgen industries newest security system is "The J Series Automatic", an android model designed and programmed to protect humans from violent attacks. But one night, an Automatic named J269 discovers a Robgen executive trying to rape a ...
Style: rough, futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, martial arts, skyscraper, on the run, danger, crimes, chaos, murder, cons and scams, frame up, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.0
 600
Digital Man (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An out-of-control robot is inadvertently set loose in a small community, and a crack squad of soldiers are sent to hunt it down. Gradually, the members of the squad begin to suspect that some of them are robots.
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, heroes, terminator, explosion, robot, androids and robots, society, chaos, battles, graphic violence, technology gone awry, future dystopia ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.8
 588
Interceptor (1992)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A U.S. Air Force officer tries to stop a murderous group of terrorists whom are trying to steal two top secret F-117A Stealth Fighters from the cargo hold of a gigantic C-5 Galaxy Transport flying at 30,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroes, airplane, confined, adventure, deadly, rivalry, crimes, chases and races, escapades, injustice, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.8
 690
Storm Watch (2002)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: America's best player is being pulled in to the ultimate cyber-terror. The game's mastermind has stolen his identity, put him on the FBI's Most Wanted List, and is blackmailing him to take a part in a real twisted plan of world ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: technology gone awry, chaos, danger, adventure, future dystopia, law enforcement, race against time, deadly, dishonesty, man versus machine, computers and web, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 3.8
 85
Last Stand (2000)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, Czech Republic
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A small band of desperate freedom fighters must topple a vicious dictator before he destroys mankind's last hope.
Style: rough, serious, suspense, tense, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, rivalry, save the world, escapades, rescue, heroic mission, future dystopia, apocalypse, terrorism, deadly, race against time, soldier ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Guyver: Dark Hero (1994)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Sean Barker became the unwilling host to an alien bio-armor known as the Guyver. A year ago he destroyed the Kronos Corporation, an organization of mutants who want the Guyver. Now he is trying to find why the Guyver unit forces him to fight and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, alien, hostages, escapades, deadly, rivalry, deadly creature, heroes, good versus evil, space and aliens, heroic mission, martial arts ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Day the Earth Stopped (2008)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Hundreds of massive intergalactic robots appear in all of the world's major capitals with an ultimatum: Prove the value of human civilization or be destroyed.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, future dystopia, apocalypse, save the world, a.i., evil alien, danger, man versus machine, imaginary, heroes, rivalry, benign alien ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Eve of Destruction (1991)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Eve is a military robot made to look exactly like her creator, Dr. Eve Simmons. When she is damaged during a bank robbery, the robot becomes an unstoppable killing machine. Colonel Jim McQuade is assigned to stop the robot and with the help from Dr. ...
Style: futuristic, rough, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, terrorism, chaos, danger, androids and robots, deadly, technology gone awry, nuclear holocaust, terminator, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.2
 460
Mandroid (1993)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In his hidden laboratory deep in Russia, Dr. Karl Zimmer has invented the Mandroid, a humanoid robot which follows the motions of a man in a special control suit. He has offered the invention to the USA, who have sent Smith and Wait from the CIA for ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, bleak, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, androids and robots, man versus machine, a.i., experiment gone awry, danger, inventions and discoveries, undercover, investigation, save the day, deadly, rivalry ...
Place: russia, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.3
 493
Cyberjack (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the near future Nassim, terrorist leader, storms computer company headquarters. His aim is deadly computer virus that could bring him world domination. Nick, company janitor and ex-cop, will get in his way.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, futuristic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: computer virus, rivalry, law enforcement, a.i., imaginary, danger, rescue, chases and races, society, heroes, graphic violence, disorder ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Search and Destroy (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: SEARCH AND DESTROY (1988) - Terrorists destroy a chemical factory. A virus is released that infects the people of the town with a strange psychosis. Stars Joe Ambrose, Tom Banks and Peter Drinco
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, contamination, virus, factory, heroes, danger, deadly, chases and races, rivalry
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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 ⇓
48%
 5.6
 489
Chameleon (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A super-killer female cyborg with chameleon-like powers discovers maternal instincts when she protects a child from government operatives in this science fiction tale set in the year 2028.
Style: serious, bleak, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, cyborgs, imaginary, androids and robots, danger, escapades, space and aliens, chase, rivalry, terminator, chaos, sexual relations ...
Time: future, 2020s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.1
 1K
Bulletproof (1987)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of dangerous terrorists succeeds to get hold of a tank of the army and all its crew.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, hijacking, adventure, crimes, danger, daring rescue, heroes, one man army, deadly, terrorist plot, love interest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Frogmen Operation Stormbringer (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Captain Rick Jeffries is the head of a group of elite soldiers who swim into action, doing the dirty jobs no else can or wants to do. They are in pursuit of a world traveling terrorist known only as Casper, and have the difficult job of bringing him ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, undercover, adventure, rivalry, heroic mission, terrorism, confined, chases and races, danger, escapades, deadly, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, frogman
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II (1994)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the backdrop of Earths polluted future a female FBI agent removes Danner, a pleasure android from an asylum in order to coerce him into helping her hunt down the criminal psychopath Plughead. But Plughead who has tangled with Danner before has ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, androids and robots, special agents, superhuman powers, space and aliens, escapades, man versus machine, crimes, society, psychopath, chaos, future dystopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Nemesis 2: Nebula (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: It has been 73 years since Alex failed and the Humans lost the Cyborg Wars. Since then, the Humans have been enslaved. Scientists have developed a new DNA strain, which could signal the end of the Cyborgs, and they inject it into a volunteer. When ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, bleak, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, time travel, bounty hunter, androids and robots, adventure, chases and races, imaginary, escapades, rivalry, space and aliens, heroes, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 2.9
 388
Timelock (1996)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the 23rd century, a penal colony in a distant galaxy falls into anarchy when an inmate loads a virus into the computer system. While cryonic suspension was used to control the most dangerous criminals there, with the computers down these deadly ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, bleak ...
Plot: profanity, imaginary, deadly, danger, life is a bitch, time travel, chaos and mayhem, computers and web, false accusation, prison, track down, technology gone awry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: suspenseful, futuristic, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ship, anarchy, chase, heroes, cyborgs, kung fu, fetus, post apocalypse, terrorism, androids and robots, escapades, society ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 2.7
 424
Shepherd (1998)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: aka Cybercity It's the year 2017, the Earth's surface is destroyed and its citizens flee to an underground wasteland ruled by warring religious cults. In this sinful cybercity, Mercenary Dakota's (C. Thomas Howell) family is murdered ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic, rough ...
Plot: escapades, crimes, heroes, apocalypse, future dystopia, religions or cults, chaos, injustice, graphic violence, society, chases and races, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 4K
Natural City (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Two cops, R and Noma, hunt down renegade cyborgs. Cyborgs are used as commandos by the military, as lust objects and for companionship. Normaly they have a limited lifespan of three years but black market technology is being developed to be able to ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, computers and web, androids and robots, technology gone awry, chaos and mayhem, society, rivalry, danger, save the world, a.i., man versus machine ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 1K
Evolver (1995)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Meet Evolver, the ultimate toy for the Cyberpunk generation, a virtual-reality game brought to fierce, three-dimensional life. With each battle, Evolver lives up to his name. He becomes faster, smarter and deadlier. Meet Kyle Baxter (Ethan Randall) ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, scary, serious ...
Plot: virtual reality, androids and robots, battles, chaos, imaginary, man versus machine, danger, rivalry, escapades, heroes, space and aliens, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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