Movies like The Terminator

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The Terminator (1984)
 8.1
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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, neo noir, bleak, serious, rough, atmospheric, exciting, futuristic, slasher, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, cyborgs, cyberpunk, androids and robots, sent to the past, killer robot, time paradox, time travel, dystopic future, androids, protector, mission, on the run, manhunt, artificial intelligence, terminator, future war, future dystopia, good versus evil, woman in danger, post apocalypse, save the world, heroine, fate of humanity, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 21st century, year 1984, 2020s, twentieth century
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico

Most similar movies to The Terminator

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out futuristic, suspenseful, serious and exciting films with plots about chase, violence, gun, gunfight, heroes, machine gun and death mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Terminator: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Escape from New York (1981), Terminator: Dark Fate (2019), The Matrix (1999), 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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, androids and robots, cyborgs, time travel, future dystopia, robot vs. robot, lone hero, post apocalypse, killer robot, save the world, terminator, artificial intelligence ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1997 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, hostage, post apocalypse, cyberpunk, prison, kidnapping, rescue, race against time, lone hero, lone wolves, loner ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1997
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ 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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, man versus machine, killer robot, chase, apocalypse, chaos, time travel, technology gone awry, one against many, artificial intelligence, time traveler ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, near future, 2030s ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China
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, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, time travel, technology, gunfight, cyborgs, killer robot, final showdown, cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, terminator, robot, robotics ...
Time: future, 90s, year 1998, 2010s, 2020s
Place: mexico city, texas, guatemala, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
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 1.9M
The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
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, cerebral, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: artificial intelligence, distopia, cyberpunk, alternate reality, chosen one, existentialism, future dystopia, philosophy, virtual reality, hacker, man versus machine, mentor ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 22nd century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.5
 324K
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, cerebral, rough, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, space colony, secret agents, mars, outer space, chase, memory loss, distopia, fictional war, conspiracy, false memory ...
Time: future, 21st century, 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 151K
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: rough, serious, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, chase, dystopic future, future dystopia, resistance, gadget, rivalry, dishonesty, tough heroes, cyberpunk, death sentence, prison ...
Time: future, 80s, year 2017, year 2019, near future ...
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ 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, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, apocalypse, man versus machine, post apocalypse, dystopic future, androids and robots, army, killer robot, save the world, technology gone awry, cyberpunk, distopia ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2003, 2000s, near future
Place: los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, man versus machine, time travel, androids and robots, killer robot, post apocalypse, chase, human android relationship, heroes, mission, time paradox, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future, year 1997, year 1984, 2010s, 2020s ...
Place: los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female killer, killer robot, androids and robots, cyborgs, nuclear holocaust, terminator, changing the past or future, sent to the past, robot vs. robot, evil robot, man versus machine, robot ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, 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: neo noir, futuristic, suspense, melancholic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, dark future, bounty hunter, genetics, mission, investigation, violence, philosophy, distopia, chase, police detective ...
Time: future, 2040s, year 1966, 21st century, near future ...
Place: los angeles, las vegas, california, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 252K
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, law enforcement, experiment, fighting the system, vengeance, gang, fighting crime, partners, legal, robot ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, one man army, cyberpunk, martial arts, soldier, vietnam war, vengeance, cyborgs, genetically altered, military, nudity (full frontal - brief), rescue mission ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 80s ...
Place: vietnam, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 15K
Hardware (1990)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
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, rough, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: killer robot, cyberpunk, desert, survival, man versus machine, cyborgs, woman in danger, technophobia, technology gone awry, post apocalypse, distopia, violence ...
Time: future
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 30K
Virtuosity (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Law Enforcement Technology Advancement Centre (LETAC) has developed SID version 6.7: a Sadistic, Intelligent, and Dangerous virtual reality entity which is synthesized from the personalities of more than 150 serial killers, and only one man can ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, good versus evil, cyberpunk, virtual reality, androids, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, cyborgs, graphic violence, technology gone awry, future dystopia, real world ...
Time: future, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 86K
RoboCop 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After a successful deployment of the Robocop Law Enforcement unit, OCP sees its goal of urban pacification come closer and closer, but as this develops, a new narcotic known as "Nuke" invades the streets led by God-delirious leader Cane. ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, cyberpunk, killer robot, robot, law enforcement, police, police officer, crimes, corporate crime, experiment gone awry, haunted by the past ...
Time: future, 21st century, 90s, near future, 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ 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: exciting, serious, bleak, futuristic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ship, androids and robots, cyborgs, post apocalypse, heroes, chase, fetus, kung fu, terrorism, anarchy, terminator, chaos ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, suspense ...
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, atlanta georgia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 6K
Nemesis (1992)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Denmark
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: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, stylized, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, cyborgs, terrorism, future dystopia, conspiracy, chaos, man versus machine, battles, police detective, law enforcement, superhuman powers, rivalry ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s
Place: usa, los angeles, new mexico, brazil, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 529K
I, Robot (2004)
Genre: Action, Mystery, 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, serious, exciting, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, artificial intelligence, future dystopia, androids and robots, cyborgs, a.i., technology gone awry, man versus machine, cyberpunk, hi-tech, distopia, human versus robot ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.1
 50K
RoboCop 3 (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The mega corporation Omni Consumer Products is still bent on creating their pet project, Delta City, to replace the rotting city of Detroit. Unfortunately, the inhabitants of the area have no intention of abandoning their homes simply for desires of ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, cyberpunk, killer robot, corporate crime, rebellion, police, police officer, distopia, escapades, law enforcement, fighting crime ...
Time: future, near future, 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, desert, car chase ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 225K
RoboCop (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years, but have been forbidden for law enforcement in America. Now OmniCorp wants ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, police, superhuman powers, tough law enforcer, graphic violence, robot, haunted by the past, inventions and discoveries, crime fighter, tough guy, cyberpunk ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2020s
Place: detroit, usa, china, washington d.c., pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 121K
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, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cloning, clones, cyberpunk, lookalikes, genetic engineering, good versus evil, murder, one against many, rivalry, dishonesty, mistaken identity, husband wife relationship ...
Time: future, 20th century, 2010s, 2000s, year 2000
Place: patagonia, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 174K
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, robot, future dystopia, androids and robots, technology gone awry, utopia, dystopic future, distopia, clones, murder, investigation, computer genius ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2017
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: future dystopia, martial arts, a.i., timebomb, one man army, experiment gone awry, technophobia, chaos, technology gone awry, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, save the world ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 6K
Trancers (1984)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Angel City trooper Jack Deth is sent back in time from 2247 to 1985 L.A. to inhabit the body of his ancestor. Deth's assignment is to find his archenemy, Whistler, who turns people into zombies, before the fiend is able to kill all the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, neo noir, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, chase, good versus evil, zombie, fight, police detective, rescue, police, christmas, terminator, heroic mission, master villain ...
Time: future, 20th century, near future, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ 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, bleak, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, alternate reality, artificial intelligence, chosen one, freedom, virtual reality, man versus machine, warrior, distopia, mission, post apocalypse, save the world ...
Time: future, distant future, 21st century, 2000s, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, terrorism, chaos, androids and robots, space and aliens, nuclear holocaust, terminator, save the world, race against time, a.i. ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.1
 2K
Retrograde (2004)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Luxembourg, Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two time travelers with opposing views are sent back to the present aboard a research ship in the Antarctic to prevent a global biological disaster from occuring
Style: stylized, suspenseful, futuristic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, ship, spacecraft, good versus evil, race against time, save the world, heroic mission, adventure, experiment gone awry, future dystopia, infection, dark future ...
Time: future, 23rd century, year 2004, 2000s
Place: south america, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%