Movies like The Terminator

If you like "The Terminator" you are looking for suspenseful, bleak and serious movies about / with man versus machine, cyberpunk, androids and robots, cyborgs, killer robot, sent to the past and androids themes of Action and Sci-Fi genre shot in UK or USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Terminator (1984)
 8.0
 774K
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 hegemony. Meanwhile, the human-resistance movement dispatches a lone warrior to safeguard Sarah. Can he stop the virtually indestructible killing machine?
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, rough, atmospheric, exciting, futuristic, suspense, psychotronic, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, cyberpunk, androids and robots, cyborgs, killer robot, sent to the past, androids, future war, manhunt, dystopic future, artificial intelligence, mission, danger, future dystopia, protector, time travel, on the run, woman in danger, save the world, heroine, fate of humanity, destiny, distopia, post apocalypse, good versus evil ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, twentieth century, 2020s, 21st century, year 1984
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico

Most similar movies to The Terminator

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out futuristic, serious, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about gun, violence, chase, gunfight, pistol, danger and explosion mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Terminator: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Escape from New York (1981), The Matrix (1999), Terminator (2019), Total Recall (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, time travel, save the world, cyborgs, terminator, chase, robot, artificial intelligence, manhunt, killer robot, future dystopia ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, 2020s, 1990s ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: It's been 10 years since John Connor saved Earth from Judgment Day, and he's now living under the radar, steering clear of using anything Skynet can trace. That is, until he encounters T-X, a robotic assassin ordered to finish what T-1000 ...
Style: intense, exciting, serious, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, man versus machine, cyborgs, chase, killer robot, artificial intelligence, robot, chaos, apocalypse, manhunt, terminator, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2030s, year 2003 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, hostage, anti hero, anti heroes, prison, cyberpunk, kidnapping, rescue, race against time, lone wolves, distopia, prison escape ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, year 1997, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 1.6M
The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.
Style: mind bending, thought provoking, philosophical, serious, interesting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, man versus machine, chosen one, save the world, hacker, artificial intelligence, distopia, virtual reality, philosophy, alternate reality, imaginary ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.3
 120K
Terminator (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: China, Spain, Hungary, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The sixth film in the "Terminator" series will pick up where the second film left off, ignoring all the subsequent sequels.
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspense, atmospheric, intense ...
Plot: androids and robots, time travel, technology, gunfight, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, man versus machine, cyborgs, car chase, helicopter, fight scenes, cyberpunk ...
Time: future, year 1998, 2010s, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: mexico city, mexico, texas, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 291K
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, secret agents, mars, outer space, memory loss, secret agent, conspiracy, chase, resistance, false memory, false identity ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Terminator Salvation (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: All grown up in post-apocalyptic 2018, John Connor must lead the resistance of humans against the increasingly dominating militaristic robots. But when Marcus Wright appears, his existence confuses the mission as Connor tries to determine whether ...
Style: futuristic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, dystopic future, man versus machine, save the world, artificial intelligence, killer robot, cyberpunk, army, cyborgs, androids and robots, imaginary, fate of humanity ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 137K
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 ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, chases and races, danger, dystopic future, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, resistance, gadget, against the odds, tough heroes, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 80s, twentieth century, year 2017, 2010s ...
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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, suspenseful, bleak, biting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, man versus machine, androids and robots, cyborgs, post apocalypse, chase, artificial intelligence, killer robot, imaginary, human android relationship, apocalypse, post apocalyptic ...
Time: future, year 1973, year 2017, year 2015, 21st century ...
Place: san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 486K
I, Robot (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 2035, where robots are common-place and abide by the three laws of robotics, a techno-phobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be responsible for the death, his investigation leads him to believe that humanity may ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, future dystopia, androids and robots, technology gone awry, a.i., artificial intelligence, humanoid robot, danger, hi-tech, cyborgs, imaginary, man versus machine ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 472K
Oblivion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is ...
Style: twists and turns, futuristic, mind bending, cerebral, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, post apocalypse, apocalypse, dystopic future, survival, space and aliens, resistance, disorder, danger, catastrophe, vestiges of humanity, alien encounter ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, virtual reality, save the world, chosen one, freedom, warrior, alternate reality, fighting the system, heroes, precognition ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 114K
The 6th Day (2000)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Futuristic action about a man who meets a clone of himself and stumbles into a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cloning, clones, genetic engineering, lookalikes, good versus evil, murder, one against many, rivalry, danger, dishonesty, mistaken identity, rescue mission ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2010s, 20th century, year 2000 ...
Place: patagonia, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, exciting, futuristic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ship, anarchy, heroes, chase, cyborgs, kung fu, terrorism, fetus, androids and robots, adventure, future dystopia, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Six months after the events depicted in The Matrix, Neo has proved to be a good omen for the free humans, as more and more humans are being freed from the matrix and brought to Zion, the one and only stronghold of the Resistance. Neo himself has ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, philosophical, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, man versus machine, post apocalypse, virtual reality, save the world, alternate reality, technology gone awry, precognition, artificial intelligence, heroes, fight ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 23rd century, year 2003 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 13K
Hardware (1990)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mark 13 is a government-built killing machine programmed with artificial intelligence, able to repair and recharge itself from any energy source. Through a series of coincidences, the cyborg's head ends up in the home of a sculptress as a ...
Style: bleak, futuristic, suspenseful, rough, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, killer robot, desert, survival, man versus machine, violence, woman in danger, technology gone awry, technophobia, distopia, surveillance, artist ...
Time: future
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 631K
Aliens (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story, all contact is ...
Style: frightening, suspenseful, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, alien, evil alien, space and aliens, deadly creature, survival, outer space, mysterious planet, space marine, aliens, space colony, strong female character ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 108K
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, dystopic future, judge, apocalypse, frame up, good versus evil, post apocalypse, superhero, uncover truth, law enforcement, justice, weapons ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, androids and robots, apocalypse, evil alien, a.i., save the world, danger, man versus machine, imaginary, heroes, space and aliens, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series picks up four years after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day with John and Sarah Connor trying to stay under-the-radar from the government, as they plot to destroy the computer network, Skynet, in hopes of preventing Armageddon.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, changing the past or future, terminator, escapades, heroes, man versus machine, danger, unstoppable, fate of humanity, computer system, shooting, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 167K
Surrogates (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, technology gone awry, utopia, androids and robots, robot, future dystopia, investigation, murder, clones, human existence, special agents, life risking ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2017
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, genetically altered, martial arts, soldier, vietnam war, vengeance, cyborgs, one man army, danger, military, nudity (full frontal - brief), rescue mission ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 1960s ...
Place: vietnam, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Hungary, Canada, Spain
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, ...
Style: futuristic, tech noir, suspense, melancholic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, neo noir, genetics, bounty hunter, ex soldier, investigation, mission, freedom fighter, dark future, police detective, death of protagonist ...
Time: future, year 1966, near future, 2040s
Place: los angeles, las vegas, san diego california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, hitman, rivalry, chase, rescue, assassin, robot, cyborgs, explosion, corporation, nudity (full frontal - brief), technology gone awry ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Last Sentinel (2007)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No emotion. No fear. No pain. They were the perfect soldiers to protect civilization until the drone police became the perfect enemy. With little hope left for mankind, Tallis, an electronically enhanced soldier, rescues a survivor from a failed ...
Style: bleak, serious, exciting, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, soldier, save the world, danger, life is a bitch, heroic mission, androids and robots, survival, man versus machine, chaos, technology gone awry, future dystopia ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Luc Deveraux, the heroic former Universal Soldier, is about to be thrown into action once again. When Seth (Michael Jai White), the supercomputer controlled ultra-warrior, decides to take revenge and destroy its creators, only Luc can stop it. All ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, one man army, future dystopia, timebomb, cyborgs, a.i., experiment gone awry, man versus machine, deadly, technophobia, save the world, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: serious, bleak, rough, futuristic, surprise ending
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: special agents, heroes, frame up, martial arts, rebellion, conspiracy, on the run, fighting the system, androids and robots, future dystopia, crimes, a.i. ...
Time: future, near future
Place: los angeles, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 153K
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, stylized, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, distopia, utopia, future dystopia, martial arts, violence, police, car chase, crime fighter, foot chase, good versus evil, one man army ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century, year 1996, near future ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Hands of Steel (1986)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A story about a cyborg who is programmed to kill a scientist who holds the fate of mankind in his hands.
Style: futuristic, rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: danger, chaos, murder, chase, good versus evil, on the run, laser, hitman, assassination, destiny, gunfight, fistfight ...
Time: future, near future, year 1987
Place: italy, manhattan new york city, utah, arizona, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.4
 5K
Nemesis (1992)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the future, chaos is rampant as 'information terrorists' threaten to destroy order in society. Alex is a part-man, part-machine LAPD cop who is the best at what he does. When one of the terrorists calls him a machine, Alex questions his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, androids and robots, future dystopia, conspiracy, man versus machine, chaos, law enforcement, technology gone awry, police detective, battles, rivalry, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 2020s, near future
Place: usa, los angeles, new mexico, rio de janeiro, brazil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%