Movies like The Terminator

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The Terminator (1984)
 8.0
 698K
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, futuristic, exciting, suspense, tech noir, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: killer robot, manhunt, man versus machine, androids and robots, danger, protector, artificial intelligence, sent to the past, mission, vestiges of humanity, future dystopia, on the run, heroine, cyberpunk, woman in danger, good versus evil, fate of humanity, chase, mercilessness, murder of a policewoman, dystopic future, androids, imaginary, violent, future war ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, twentieth century, year 1984, 2020s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico

Most similar movies to The Terminator

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, futuristic and exciting films with plots about chaos, rivalry, imaginary, danger, future dystopia, androids and robots and heroes mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Terminator: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Terminator Genisys (2015), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), Terminator Salvation (2009), The Matrix Revolutions (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
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: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, androids and robots, killer robot, manhunt, chase, save the world, terminator, future dystopia, lone hero, violence, time travel, imaginary ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2020s ...
Place: los angeles, usa, 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: exciting, serious, surprise ending, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, man versus machine, killer robot, manhunt, chase, artificial intelligence, technology gone awry, terminator, chaos, future dystopia, vestiges of humanity, assassin ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, near future ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Terminator Genisys (2015)
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: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak, biting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, time travel, chase, killer robot, artificial intelligence, androids and robots, future dystopia, human android relationship, cyborgs, human versus computer, dark future, mission ...
Time: future, year 1984, year 1973, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, stylized, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, man versus machine, cyberpunk, technology gone awry, chosen one, rebel, virtual reality, kung fu, martial arts, artificial intelligence, vestiges of humanity, computer virus ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 23rd century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, apocalypse, killer robot, artificial intelligence, save the world, vestiges of humanity, army, technology gone awry, wartime, cyberpunk, resistance, fate of humanity ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, stylized, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cyberpunk, technology gone awry, chosen one, man versus machine, warrior, rescue, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, martial arts, kung fu, vestiges of humanity, rebel ...
Time: future, 21st century, 23rd century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 11K
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: futuristic, atmospheric, bleak, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, apocalypse, violence, artist, desert, killer robot, murder, blood, voyeur, robot as menace, apartment, man versus machine ...
Time: future
⇓ 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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, changing the past or future, escapades, man versus machine, terminator, parents and children, manhunt, fugitives, heroes, based on movie, danger, computer system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
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: futuristic, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ship, kung fu, terrorism, fetus, anarchy, chase, androids and robots, chases and races, danger, adventure, escapades, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 45K
Logan's Run (1976)
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, suspenseful, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: totalitarianism, utopia, robot, chase, plastic surgery, killer robot, teleportation, escape, apocalypse, adventure, on the run, murder ...
Time: future
Place: usa, u.s. capitol building, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Terminator 2018 (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dante travels across a desolate, futuristic Spain in search of his girlfriend, Ula. He is pursued by a bloodthirsty, cybernetic Rottweiler.
Style: serious, futuristic, rough, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, rottweiler, chase, gory, manhunt, deadly creature, technology gone awry, survival, danger, dangerous animal, on the run, wrongfully committed ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 161K
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: technology gone awry, investigation, utopia, androids and robots, murder, robot, cyberpunk, human existence, future dystopia, special agents, life is a bitch, physical appearance ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 5K
Robot Jox (1989)
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: man versus machine, androids and robots, robot, save the world, survival, future dystopia, heroic mission, giant robots, giant robot, mecha, laser, a.i. ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, serious, exciting, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corporation, explosion, assassin, robot, on the run, chase, rivalry, rescue, hitman, a.i., strong sexual content, androids and robots ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, martial arts, genetically altered, reporter, soldier, vietnam war, one man army, military, good versus evil, vengeance, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 269K
Total Recall (1990)
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, rough, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, outer space, cyberpunk, mars, memory loss, secret agents, technology gone awry, space colony, false memory, secret, mutant, secret agent ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.1
 26K
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, stylized, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, martial arts, future dystopia, violence, chaos, one man army, plague, chase, good versus evil, anarchy, urban, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new york, atlanta georgia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 126K
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: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, tough heroes, danger, chases and races, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry, against the odds, resistance, massacre, gadget ...
Time: future, near future, twentieth century, 2010s, 20th century ...
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 446K
I, Robot (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: technology gone awry, androids and robots, a.i., future dystopia, robot, artificial intelligence, murder, imaginary, inventions and discoveries, danger, police investigation, man versus machine ...
Time: future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.3
 482
T-Force (1994)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 21st Century, cybernetic research has developed advanced robots with human traits, whioch are widely used in the service industry. They have also been turned into cyber cops with a licence to kill....
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, a.i., resort, androids and robots, hostages, one man army, special agents, fighting crime, man versus machine, on the run, save the day, future dystopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.5
 918
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: bleak, serious, futuristic, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, rebellion, on the run, frame up, a.i., androids and robots, government agency, crime, secret agents, special agents, future dystopia, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, near future
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, apocalypse, future dystopia, mental institution, a.i., outer space, benign alien, man versus machine, race against time, save the world, alien encounter, space travel ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.4
 531
Digital Man (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An out-of-control robot is inadvertently set loose in a small community, and a crack squad of soldiers are sent to hunt it down. Gradually, the members of the squad begin to suspect that some of them are robots.
Style: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, robot, explosion, terminator, a.i., androids and robots, control, community, man versus machine, future dystopia, technology gone awry, danger ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
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: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: violence, decapitation, fistfight, exploding car, martial arts, danger, good versus evil, assassination, chase, on the run, murder, hitman ...
Time: future, near future, year 1987
Place: italy, guatemala, utah, arizona, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: exciting, serious, captivating, bleak, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, androids and robots, man versus machine, save the world, survival, future dystopia, heroic mission, technology gone awry, danger, escapades, heroes, space and aliens ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Cyborg 3: The Recycler (1994)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Prepare yourself for the all too deadly future. Cash, the heroine of Cyborg 2, is living safe in the free zone. But not for long. Biomechanical problems are taking down her systems and a visit to a doctor in Silica confirms her worst fears. She is ...
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battle, community, chase, pregnancy, prostitute, good versus evil, a.i., motorcycle gang, androids and robots, master villain, one man army, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 21K
The Robot (2010)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Dr. Vasi invents a super-powered robot, Chitti, in his own image. The scientific body, AIRD, that must approve the robot, declines it based on its not having emotions and the ability to make rational judgment. A sudden flash of lightning evokes ...
Style: not serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, killer robot, robot, dual role, artificial intelligence, love triangle, scientist, rivalry, a.i., human android relationship, humanoid robot, man versus machine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: futuristic, rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank, chase, a.i., androids and robots, master villain, terrorism, mad scientist, superhuman powers, man versus machine, race against time, save the world, apocalypse ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.1
 897
Cyborg Cop (1993)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ex-DEA agent Jack receives an emergency message from his brother Phillip, whose team was ambushed on the Caribbean island of St. Keith. Jack goes to St. Keith to find his brother, who has been turned into a cyborg by the drug runner he was after.
Style: futuristic, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, police shootout, mad scientist, good versus evil, androids and robots, master villain, superhuman powers, fighting crime, manhunt, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry, future dystopia ...
Time: 1990s
Place: caribbean, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 556K
Transformers (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Young teenager, Sam Witwicky becomes involved in the ancient struggle between two extraterrestrial factions of transforming robots – the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. Sam holds the clue to unimaginable power and the Decepticons will ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, entertaining, intense, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, teen comedy
Plot: androids and robots, man versus machine, alien invasion, robot, transformation, artifact, good versus evil, alien, danger, save the world, military, killer robot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1890s, 2000s, 19th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%