Movies like The Running Man

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The Running Man (1987)
 6.6
 152K
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 for their lives, including the gladiator-style The Running Man, hosted by the ruthless Damon Killian, where “runners” attempt to evade “stalkers” and certain death for a chance to be pardoned and set free.
Style: rough, serious, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic, entertaining, satirical, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, chase, dystopic future, future dystopia, resistance, cyberpunk, gadget, rivalry, tough heroes, prison, dishonesty, against the odds, heroes, tv show, death sentence, confined, escapades, massacre, reward, execution, prison escape, murder, satire, freedom, media ...
Time: future, 80s, near future, year 2019, 2010s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles, california

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Most similar movies to The Running Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, futuristic and suspenseful films with plots about violence, chase, death, murder, rivalry, dialogue and fight scenes mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Running Man: Escape from New York (1981), No Escape (1994), The Terminator (1984), RoboCop (1987), Gamer (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, future dystopia, cyberpunk, hostage, post apocalypse, prison, kidnapping, rescue, race against time, lone hero, loner, lone wolves ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1997
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 20K
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: bleak, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, survival, prison, jungle, prison guard, escape, chase, future dystopia, prisoner, adventure, confined, crimes ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 852K
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, bleak, neo noir, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, cyberpunk, cyborgs, androids and robots, sent to the past, killer robot, time paradox, time travel, dystopic future, androids, protector, mission ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 2020s, 21st century ...
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 256K
RoboCop (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy into an armed ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, humorous, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, androids and robots, fighting the system, law enforcement, experiment, megacorporation, vengeance, gang, fighting crime, partners, legal ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.7
 135K
Gamer (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mind-control technology has taken society by a storm, a multiplayer on-line game called "Slayers" allows players to control human prisoners in mass-scale. Simon controls Kable, the online champion of the game. Kable's ultimate ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind control, cyberspace, distopia, contests and competitions, computers and web, future dystopia, prison, computer genius, lone wolves, wrongful imprisonment, alone in the world, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, 2030s, future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 175K
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: cyberpunk, distopia, future dystopia, utopia, martial arts, crime fighter, dystopic future, police, good versus evil, one man army, betrayal, underground ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century, year 1996, near future ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing
Plot: female protagonist, future dystopia, survival, distopia, young heroes, competition, rebellion, post apocalypse, president, mentor, warrior, resistance ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 327K
Total Recall (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who ...
Style: futuristic, rough, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, secret agents, space colony, mars, outer space, chase, memory loss, distopia, fictional war, conspiracy, space travel ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 3.1
 28K
Rollerball (2002)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this fast action-packed thriller, Jonathan, Marcus, and Aurora compete in a dangerous, fierce sport called Rollerball. Although, Johnathan and Marcus try to quit, cruel and vindictive promoter Alexi Petrovich encourages them to still participate.
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, rivalry, rebellion, sport, future dystopia, survival, chaos, deathtrap, ambition, dishonesty, escapades, graphic violence ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2005, near future, 2000s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 206K
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: suspenseful, stylized, rough, bleak, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, apocalypse, post apocalypse, vengeance, chaos, dystopic future, car chase, future dystopia, violence spree, heroes, society, good versus evil ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 16K
Freejack (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Time-traveling bounty hunters find a doomed race-car driver in the past and bring him to 2009 New York, where his mind will be replaced with that of a terminally ill billionaire.
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, bleak, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, chase, future dystopia, murder, fish out of water, lovers reunited, investigation, on the run, bounty hunter, post apocalypse, immortality, cyberpunk ...
Time: future, 90s, 2000s, year 1991, year 2009 ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 9K
Wedlock (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A male prison escapee heads for his hidden loot electronically attached to a female prisoner.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, heist, betrayal, on the run, prison, prisoner, manhunt, prison life, captivity, future dystopia, frame up, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, near future
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 407K
In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, time, dystopic future, race against time, immortality, class differences, love, distopia, fighting the system, love story, society, love and romance ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hunger Games (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing
Plot: future dystopia, survival, contests and competitions, young heroes, game of death, youth, rivalry, death, heroes, society, against the odds, heroine ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Terminator Genisys (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The year is 2029. John Connor, leader of the resistance continues the war against the machines. At the Los Angeles offensive, John's fears of the unknown future begin to emerge when TECOM spies reveal a new plot by SkyNet that will attack him ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, time travel, androids and robots, man versus machine, killer robot, post apocalypse, chase, human android relationship, heroes, mission, time paradox, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future, year 1973, 21st century, year 1997, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Death Race: Inferno (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, South Africa
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Carl Lucas / Frankenstein has won four of his races and needs to win one more to win his freedom. Before his final race, Lucas and his team, car and all, are transferred to another prison where they will compete in a Death Race in the desert. Also, ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, desert, car race, survival, confined, life sentence, criminal heroes, tv show, street racing, prison, prisoner, race car ...
Time: future
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.3
 82K
Ultraviolet (2006)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the late 21st century, a subculture of humans have emerged who have been modified genetically by a vampire-like disease, giving them enhanced speed, incredible stamina and acute intelligence. As they are set apart from "normal" and ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one woman army, future dystopia, heroic mission, female vampire, vampire, rescue, biological warfare, tough heroes, infected, totalitarianism, infection, female protagonist ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 209K
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, tough guy, car chase, car race, tough heroes, prison life, contests and competitions, ex convict, street racing, police brutality, heroes, corruption ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2012, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.3
 106K
Repo Men (2010)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the future, medical technology has advanced to the point where people can buy artificial organs to extend their lives. But if they default on payments, an organization known as the Union sends agents to repossess the organs. Remy is one of the ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, distopia, dystopic future, surrealism, black market, transplant, rebel, chase, on the run, social decay, evil corporation ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Adrenalin: Fear the Rush (1996)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In a not-too-distant future, a lethal virus sweeps across Europe, prompting the creation of quarantine refugee camps in the United States. Police officers Delon (Natasha Henstridge) and Lemieux (Christopher Lambert) learn of a grisly murder in the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, futuristic, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: future dystopia, virus, survival, chaos, investigation, life is a bitch, quarantine, race against time, catastrophe, plague, fantasy world, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: boston, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 77K
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: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, plague, infected, quarantine, survival, rescue, future dystopia, chaos, society, cannibalism, chase ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2030s, 2010s ...
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 35K
The Tournament (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Bahrain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Every ten or seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash prize and the title of Worlds No 1, which itself ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, survival, hitman, fight, contests and competitions, tournament, combat, competition, confession, martial arts, game of death, prize ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: britain, miami, brazil, england, united kingdom
⇓ 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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, androids and robots, cyborgs, time travel, future dystopia, lone hero, robot vs. robot, killer robot, save the world, post apocalypse, terminator, artificial intelligence ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, year 1997, year 1995 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, chase, apocalypse, future dystopia, survival, distopia, dark hero, car, lone hero, brutality, tough guy, desert ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 2.7
 4K
Attack Force (2006)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Romania, UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marshall Lawson is the commander of an elite military unit. Marshall Lawson loses his strike-team in a cold-blooded and seemingly random attack, and he takes it upon himself to investigate the attack, with the help of his girlfriend Tia and his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, serial killer, criminal's revenge, police investigation, uncover truth, undercover, secret agents, investigation, adventure, frame up, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Death Race 2000 (1975)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In a boorish future, the government sponsors a popular, but bloody, cross-country race in which points are scored by mowing down pedestrians. Five teams, each comprised of a male and female, compete using cars equipped with deadly weapons. ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, futuristic, rough ...
Plot: car, car chase, rivalry, cult, contests and competitions, escapades, survival, satire, distopia, car race, future dystopia, reckless driving ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2000, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cyber-Tracker 2 (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Secret Service agent (Wilson) battles an arms dealer who is creating a cyborg army.
Style: serious, rough, futuristic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heroes, androids and robots, martial arts, special agents, kidnapping, murder, technology gone awry, future dystopia, working undercover, cons and scams, chaos, terminator ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 111K
Eraser (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: U.S. Marshall John Kruger erases the identities of people enrolled in the Witness Protection Program. His current assignment is to protect Lee Cullen, who's uncovered evidence that the weapons manufacturer she works for has been selling to ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, conspiracy, rogue agent, treason, witness protection, gunfight, witness, woman in danger, on the run, deception, corporate crime, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1996, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, baltimore, san francisco, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 60K
Timecop (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who has a tie to his past.
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, martial arts, heroic mission, rain, dishonesty, crimes, politics, violence, murder, alternate reality ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1860s, 2000s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.0
 31K
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: rough, suspenseful, bleak, futuristic, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, post apocalypse, future dystopia, chase, martial arts, chaos, one man army, plague, tough heroes, mortal combat, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019, 80s
Place: new york, georgia, usa, south carolina, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%