Movies like The Terminator

If you like "The Terminator" you are looking for bleak, suspenseful and exciting movies about / with man versus machine, artificial intelligence, time travel, destiny, violence, nuclear war and cyberpunk themes of Action and Sci-Fi genre shot in UK or USA.
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The Terminator
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: bleak, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, futuristic, serious, tense, intense, rough, interesting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, artificial intelligence, time travel, destiny, violence, nuclear war, cyberpunk, technology, robot, good versus evil, gunfight, murder, killer robot, androids and robots, dystopic future, cyborgs, chase, androids, violent, clones, assassin, visceral, apocalypse, future war, dialogue ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1984, 2020s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico
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Total Recall
Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA
113 min.
 7.5
Battlestar Galactica
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
USA
183 min.
 8.6
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Most similar movies to The Terminator

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, futuristic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, violence, danger, weapons and chase mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Terminator: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Total Recall (1990), The Matrix Revolutions (2003), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), Terminator Genisys (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
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: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, terminator, chase, human android relationship, manhunt, artificial intelligence, robot, gunfight, androids and robots, technology, weapons, save the world ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 80s, 2020s ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
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: exciting, serious, intense, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, terminator, androids and robots, artificial intelligence, chase, assassin, nuclear war, robot, murder, killer robot, cyborgs, technology ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, near future, year 2003 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   82%
 
 7.5
 269K
Total Recall
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, cyberpunk, memory loss, memory, space travel, violence, conspiracy, chase, rebellion, good versus evil, outer space, alien ...
Time: future, 80s, 21st century
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   51%
 
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The Matrix Revolutions
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, epic, stylized, serious, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: man versus machine, virtual reality, cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, martial arts, philosophy, kung fu, alternate reality, apocalypse, rescue, destiny, sacrifice ...
Time: future, 21st century, 23rd century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   48%
 
The Matrix Reloaded
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, stylized, serious, futuristic, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, virtual reality, cyberpunk, kung fu, martial arts, artificial intelligence, alternate reality, philosophy, car chase, destiny, hacking, chase ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 23rd century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   62%
 
Terminator Genisys
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, biting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, androids and robots, cyborgs, future dystopia, time travel, human android relationship, alternate reality, killer robot, chase, artificial intelligence, technology, human versus computer ...
Time: future, year 1984, year 1973, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   54%
 
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Robot Jox
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 50 years after a nuclear war, the two superpowers handle territorial disputes in a different way. Each fields a giant robot to fight one-on-one battles in official matches, each piloted by a man inside, known as robot jockeys or jox. The contest for ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, satirical
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: robot, man versus machine, giant robots, a.i., androids and robots, post apocalyptic, video game, superhuman powers, fight scenes, mentor, cyborgs, first contact ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   50%
 
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Logan's Run
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: All citizens get a chance of being 'renewed' in a Civic Ceremony at their 30th birthday, unless they run and escape before their time comes.
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, utopia, adventure, robot, chase, survival, cyberpunk, violence, totalitarianism, artificial intelligence, aging, death ...
Time: future
Place: usa, new york, u.s. capitol building, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   51%
 
Escape from New York
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, 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, rough, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, cult, cyberpunk, gunfight, prison escape, chase, president, violence, survival, good versus evil, dark hero, end of the world ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   53%
 
 7.8
 330K
Predator
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, alien, monster, jungle, gory, hunting, chase, gunfight, brutality, deadly creature, invisibility, military ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987, twentieth century
Place: latin america, south america, central america, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   40%
 
Universal Soldier
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: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, military, chase, violence, brutality, androids and robots, cyborgs, vietnam war, car chase, fight scenes, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   52%
 
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar, the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, harsh ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, time travel, survival, slavery, violence, future dystopia, time loop, humanity, torture, danger, death ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 18th century, 1990s ...
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   42%
 
Battle for the Planet of the Apes
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The fifth and final episode in the Planet of the Apes series. After the collapse of human civilization, a community of intelligent apes led by Caesar lives in harmony with a group of humans. Gorilla General Aldo tries to cause an ape civil war and a ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: survival, rebellion, revolution, adventure, slavery, surveillance, violence, future dystopia, chase, humanity, post apocalyptic, nuclear war ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   54%
 
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The Black Hole
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The explorer craft U.S.S. Palomino is returning to Earth after a fruitless 18-month search for extra-terrestrial life when the crew comes upon a supposedly lost ship, the magnificent U.S.S. Cygnus, hovering near a black hole. The ship is controlled ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, adventure, mad scientist, family, robot, artificial intelligence, outer space, space opera, androids and robots, androids, technology, dialogue ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   42%
 
 5.1
 26K
Cyborg
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, stylized, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, violence, kung fu, vengeance, brutality, cyborgs, post apocalyptic, good versus evil, lone hero, fight scenes, one man army ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new york, atlanta georgia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   44%
 
Eve of Destruction
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, mad scientist, terrorism, robot, bank, a.i., androids, violence, androids and robots, clones, master villain, first contact ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   37%
 
 6.3
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Alien Nation
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A few years from now, Earth will have the first contact with an alien civilisation. These aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after years of quarantine.
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, culture clash, police investigation, alien, chase, transformation, aliens, benign alien, revenge, conspiracy, first contact, reluctant partners ...
Time: future, 80s, 1990s, year 1991
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   44%
 
 3.7
 211K
Batman & Robin
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Along with crime-fighting partner Robin and new recruit Batgirl, Batman battles the dual threat of frosty genius Mr. Freeze and homicidal horticulturalist Poison Ivy. Freeze plans to put Gotham City on ice, while Ivy tries to drive a wedge between ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, date night
Plot: superhero, batman, dark hero, alter ego, secret identity, comics, vigilante, master villain, transformation, superhuman powers, good versus evil, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, twentieth century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   38%
 
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American Cyborg: Steel Warrior
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: rough, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ship, androids and robots, chases and races, danger, kung fu, escapades, adventure, heroes, imaginary, chase, terrorism, fetus ...
Time: future
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
 7.0
 44K
Westworld
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a futuristic resort, wealthy patrons can visit recreations of different time periods and experience their wildest fantasies with life-like robots. But when Richard Benjamin opts for the wild west, he gets more than he bargained for when a ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, man versus machine, adventure, survival, theme park, gunfight, androids, robot, a.i., technology, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk ...
Time: future, 19th century
Place: usa, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   40%
 
Escape from the Planet of the Apes
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The world is shocked by the appearance of two talking chimpanzees, who arrived mysteriously in a U.S. spacecraft. They become the toast of society; but one man believes them to be a threat to the human race.
Style: bleak, twists and turns, serious, stylized, futuristic ...
Plot: time travel, adventure, end of the world, society, on the run, humanity, slavery, race against time, chimpanzee, spacecraft, destiny, chases and races ...
Time: future, 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: los angeles, california, usa, tokyo, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   42%
 
Defense Condition 4
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two men and a woman circle the globe in a satellite armed with a nuclear device. The third world war breaks out, and a few months later the satellite crashes. They survive the crash but one man gets killed by survivors and the other man gets caught. ...
Style: serious, bleak, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, survival, adventure, post apocalyptic, end of the world, nuclear war, future dystopia, weapons, nuclear, space and aliens, natural disaster, camp ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   43%
 
 6.0
 48K
Soldier
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sergeant Todd is a veteran soldier for an elite group of the armed forces. After being defeated by a new breed of genetically engineered soldiers, he is dumped on a waste planet and left for dead. He soon interacts with a group of crash survivors ...
Style: futuristic, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, survival, violence, dystopic future, master warrior, genetic engineering, brutality, lone hero, one man army, redemption, revenge, soldier ...
Time: future, year 1996
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   33%
 
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Universal Soldier: The Return
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, serious, rough, ridiculous, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, destiny, a.i., violence, internet, fight scenes, cyborgs, one man army, kung fu, ninja, save the world, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   36%
 
 3.2
 22K
Barb Wire
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sexy nightclub owner, Barb Wire moonlights as a mercenary in Steel Harbor, one of the last free zones in the now fascist United States. When scientist Cora Devonshire wanders into Barb's establishment, she gets roped into a top-secret ...
Style: futuristic, sexy, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, vengeance, cyberpunk, bar, good versus evil, fugitives, master villain, nudity (topless - notable), camp, bounty hunter, sexualized violence, dialogue ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   34%
 
Edge of Tomorrow
Genre: Action, 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: futuristic, clever, exciting, humorous, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, alien invasion, time travel, military, time loop, war, immortality, survival, soldier, apocalypse, chase, anti heroes ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england, france, europe, big ben london, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   49%
 
Battlestar Galactica
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: After a 40-year armistice in a war between the Twelve Colonies and the Cylons, the Cylons launch a surprise nuclear attack intended to exterminate the human race. Virtually all of the population of the Twelve Colonies are wiped out.
Style: futuristic, bleak, clever, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, genocide, space opera, betrayal, apocalypse, outer space, androids and robots, vengeance, adventure, survivor, androids, firefly ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   35%
 
 5.9
 25K
Fortress
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A futuristic prison movie. Protagonist and wife are nabbed at a future US emigration point with an illegal baby during population control. The resulting prison experience is the subject of the movie. The prison is a futuristic one run by a private ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, apocalypse, brutality, desert, strong sexual content, cyborgs, robot, violence, prison life, death, technology ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   33%
 

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Casshern
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Fifty years of war between the Great Eastern Federation and Europa - now merged as Eurasia - have taken their toll on planet Earth. As a result of the use of biological, chemical and nuclear weapons, much of Earth has become uninhabitable and people ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, serious, surreal, suspenseful ...
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Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
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System:   40%
    User:   42%
 
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Cyber Tracker
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, futuristic, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, a.i., androids and robots, government agency, crime, secret agents, special agents, future dystopia, technology gone awry, chases and races, life is a bitch, rebellion ...
Time: future, near future
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   43%
 
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