Movies like The Running Man

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The Running Man (1987)
 6.7
 143K
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: serious, rough, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, cult film, psychotronic, nostalgic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, chase, chases and races, dystopic future, future dystopia, danger, deadly, resistance, gadget, dishonesty, rivalry, tough heroes, death sentence, prison, cyberpunk, against the odds, heroes, tv show, confined, massacre, escapades, reward, execution, prison escape, murder ...
Time: future, 80s, twentieth century, 2010s, 21st century, 20th century, year 2017 ...
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 suspenseful, serious, futuristic and exciting films with plots about death, violence, murder, chase, dialogue, fight scenes and brutality mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Running Man: The Terminator (1984), No Escape (1994), Escape from New York (1981), Total Recall (1990), Expect No Mercy (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
 807K
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, neo noir, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, cyberpunk, cyborgs, sent to the past, androids and robots, androids, killer robot, protector, dystopic future, time travel, manhunt, artificial intelligence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, twentieth century, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 19K
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, survival, prison, jungle, prison guard, escape, chase, prisoner, adventure, confined, prison life, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: futuristic, exciting, serious, rough, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, distopia, hostage, post apocalypse, anti heroes, prison, kidnapping, rescue, race against time, anti hero, prison escape ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1997 ...
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 307K
Total Recall (1990)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, twists and turns, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, space colony, secret agents, mars, secret agent, outer space, memory loss, fictional war, chase, conspiracy, resistance ...
Time: future, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, 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, exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, future dystopia, survival, competition, young heroes, distopia, rebellion, post apocalypse, resistance, contests and competitions, danger, mentor ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: martial arts, danger, virtual reality, kidnapping, undercover, assassination, espionage, man versus machine, crimes, secret agents, life is a bitch, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 162K
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, distopia, martial arts, dystopic future, police, crime fighter, good versus evil, one man army, betrayal, foot chase ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century, near future, year 1996 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.8
 131K
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, computers and web, distopia, contests and competitions, danger, future dystopia, chases and races, profanity, wrongful imprisonment, prison, lone wolves ...
Time: 21st century, future, near future, 2030s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 194K
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: cult film, suspenseful, stylized, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, apocalypse, post apocalypse, dystopic future, chaos, vengeance, car chase, violence spree, future dystopia, heroes, chases and races, danger ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.1
 26K
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: futuristic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, rivalry, rebellion, stadium, sport, future dystopia, survival, danger, chaos, dishonesty, ratings, deathtrap ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, year 2005, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 8K
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, futuristic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, heist, betrayal, on the run, prison, prisoner, manhunt, confined, criminal's revenge, partners, race against time, dishonesty ...
Time: future, near future
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 15K
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, serious, exciting, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, chase, fish out of water, murder, lovers reunited, investigation, bounty hunter, on the run, post apocalypse, immortality, cyberpunk, distopia ...
Time: future, 90s, 2000s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 376K
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, philosophical, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, distopia, dystopic future, race against time, society, time, class differences, fighting the system, on the run, social differences, love ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ 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, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, car race, desert, confined, chases and races, survival, tv show, life sentence, criminal heroes, deadly, street racing, prison ...
Time: future
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, futuristic, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: future dystopia, survival, contests and competitions, young heroes, heroes, rivalry, youth, society, danger, against the odds, heroine, death ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 200K
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, car chase, car race, tough guy, tough heroes, contests and competitions, ex convict, chases and races, violence, prison life, police brutality, heroes ...
Time: future, 2020s, 2010s, year 2012
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 67K
District B13 (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the ghettos of Paris in 2010, an undercover cop and ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, parkour, bomb, martial arts, bully, undercover cop, fight, betrayal, ghetto, hand to hand combat, undercover, race against time ...
Time: future, year 2010, near future, 2010s
Place: france, paris france, europe, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 103K
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: future dystopia, cyberpunk, distopia, dystopic future, transplant, black market, rebel, chase, on the run, social decay, surrealism, fight scenes ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, rough, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: future dystopia, virus, survival, danger, chaos, investigation, life is a bitch, race against time, quarantine, catastrophe, plague, fantasy world ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: boston, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 74K
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: post apocalypse, plague, apocalypse, cannibalism, infected, survival, rescue, danger, future dystopia, chase, society, antidote ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2030s, 2010s ...
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, britain ...
⇓ 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, 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 ⇓
50%
 7.4
 314K
Equilibrium (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.
Style: futuristic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, rebellion, society, lone hero, fighting the system, resistance, utopia, dystopic future, gunfight, totalitarianism, dictatorship ...
Time: future, 80s, 2000s
Place: beijing china, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 34K
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, suspenseful, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, chase, hitman, female fighter, tournament, vengeance, fight, contests and competitions, faked death, competition, combat, confession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, united kingdom, brazil, england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.7
 230K
Escape Plan (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's ...
Style: suspenseful, twist ending, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, outsmarting, lone hero, prison escape, escape plan, escape, against the odds, revenge, torture, resourceful, survival, convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2013, future ...
Place: usa, los angeles, new orleans, miami, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: cult film, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, serious ...
Plot: car chase, survival, rivalry, danger, chases and races, car, cult, contests and competitions, escapades, satire, distopia, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, year 2000, 2000s ...
Place: usa, united states
⇓ 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, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, chase, future dystopia, survival, post apocalyptic, apocalypse, distopia, dark hero, danger, anti hero, car chase, car ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, androids and robots, martial arts, special agents, kidnapping, danger, undercover, changing the past or future, adventure, escapades, man versus machine, deadly ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 105K
Eraser (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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, treason, rogue agent, gunfight, witness, witness protection, woman in danger, on the run, deception, corporate crime, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, twentieth century, year 1996 ...
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., baltimore, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: androids and robots, cyberpunk, martial arts, cyborgs, soldier, vietnam war, vengeance, one man army, genetically altered, danger, military, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, 1990s ...
Place: vietnam, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, bleak, rough, suspenseful, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, cyborgs, future dystopia, post apocalypse, martial arts, violence, chaos, one man army, chase, plague, mortal combat, tough heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019, 80s
Place: new york, usa, georgia, south carolina, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%