Movies like The Terminator

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The Terminator (1984)
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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, bleak, serious, rough, atmospheric, exciting, futuristic, suspense, psychotronic, tech noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: killer robot, androids and robots, man versus machine, manhunt, artificial intelligence, mission, danger, protector, cyberpunk, sent to the past, future dystopia, time travel, on the run, woman in danger, heroine, fate of humanity, good versus evil, vestiges of humanity, mercilessness, chase, future war, car chase, shotgun, dystopic future, androids ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 21st century, 2020s, year 1984, 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 serious, futuristic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about violence, danger, future dystopia, rivalry, fistfight, life is a bitch and imaginary mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Terminator: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Terminator Genisys (2015), The Matrix Revolutions (2003), I, Robot (2004), The Matrix Reloaded (2003). 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, killer robot, time travel, lone hero, save the world, manhunt, terminator, chase, artificial intelligence, future dystopia, fictional war ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, twentieth century, year 1991 ...
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, killer robot, chase, man versus machine, manhunt, artificial intelligence, terminator, technology gone awry, future dystopia, time travel, nuclear holocaust, assassin ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, biting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, man versus machine, androids and robots, chase, artificial intelligence, killer robot, human android relationship, future dystopia, human versus computer, cyborgs, mission, invulnerability ...
Time: future, year 1973, 21st century, year 1984
⇓ 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, philosophical ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, chosen one, warrior, man versus machine, freedom, martial arts, self sacrifice, mission, vestiges of humanity, oracle ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 458K
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, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, technology gone awry, a.i., future dystopia, inventions and discoveries, imaginary, danger, robot, murder, artificial intelligence, police investigation, man versus machine ...
Time: future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ 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, serious, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, technology gone awry, chosen one, rebel, martial arts, oracle, prophecy, paranoia ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 23rd century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 129K
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, tough heroes, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, resistance, gadget, against the odds, death sentence, prison ...
Time: future, 20th century, near future, twentieth century, 2010s ...
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Terminator (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: China, USA
Story: The sixth film in the "Terminator" series will pick up where the second film left off, ignoring all the subsequent sequels.
Style: intense, exciting, atmospheric, futuristic, suspense
Plot: time travel, artificial intelligence, androids and robots, man versus machine, fight scenes, save the world, technology, gunfight, weapons, terminator, robot
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 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, bleak, stylized, atmospheric, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, violence, artist, man versus machine, woman in danger, survival, radiation, desert, apocalypse, killer robot, apartment, robot as menace ...
Time: future
⇓ 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, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: killer robot, apocalypse, man versus machine, artificial intelligence, army, cyberpunk, save the world, resistance, fate of humanity, vestiges of humanity, destiny, wartime ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, bleak, serious, futuristic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ship, chase, terrorism, anarchy, kung fu, fetus, androids and robots, life is a bitch, future dystopia, escapades, chases and races, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, secret agents, memory loss, chase, mars, cyberpunk, outer space, resistance, false memory, secret agent, space colony, falsely accused ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 163K
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, cyberpunk, investigation, utopia, murder, androids and robots, robot, human existence, artificial intelligence, future dystopia, special agents, life risking ...
Time: future, 2010s
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: genetically altered, one man army, martial arts, androids and robots, soldier, vietnam war, vengeance, danger, master villain, military, rescue mission, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s, future
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, bleak, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, rivalry, chase, hitman, rescue, explosion, corporation, robot, assassin, escapades, future dystopia, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 47K
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, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: totalitarianism, chase, utopia, robot, on the run, murder, laser, teleportation, plastic surgery, killer robot, escape, apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.5
 945
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: rough, serious, bleak, futuristic, surprise ending
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, on the run, frame up, rebellion, androids and robots, crimes, special agents, future dystopia, crime, technology gone awry, society, chaos ...
Time: future, near future
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.7
 1.5M
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, exciting, cerebral, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: virtual reality, future dystopia, save the world, cyberpunk, hacker, man versus machine, artificial intelligence, cyberspace, chosen one, imaginary, technology gone awry, a.i. ...
Time: future, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 541
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: serious, bleak, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic ...
Plot: soldier, terminator, robot, explosion, escapades, a.i., androids and robots, life is a bitch, chases and races, rivalry, danger, chaos ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, chaos, hitman, assassination, laser, danger, murder, good versus evil, on the run, violence, fistfight, exploding car ...
Time: future, near future, year 1987
Place: italy, manhattan new york city, utah, guatemala, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.1
 930
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: semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, futuristic, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, island, police shootout, androids and robots, journalism, chaos, law enforcement, disorder, fighting crime, heroes, manhunt, good versus evil ...
Time: 1990s
Place: caribbean, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: futuristic, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, prostitute, pregnancy, battle, community, androids and robots, tough heroes, society, deadly, heroes, track down, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa
⇓ 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: serious, bleak, stylized, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, save the world, rivalry, man versus machine, heroes, heroic mission, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem, androids and robots, technology gone awry, escapades, space and aliens ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.1
 27K
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, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, martial arts, violence, one man army, future dystopia, chaos, chase, plague, chases and races, crimes, life is a bitch, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, georgia, new york, south carolina, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.2
 1K
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: serious, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, ship, spacecraft, race against time, save the world, heroic mission, future dystopia, experiment gone awry, adventure, rescue, one against many, dark future ...
Time: future, 2000s, 23rd century, year 2004
Place: antarctica, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.3
 494
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: rough, exciting, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, life is a bitch, confined, chases and races, technology gone awry, a.i., special agents, hostages, androids and robots, deadly, heroes, man versus machine ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 5K
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: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, chase, good versus evil, police detective, zombie, rescue, fight, police, christmas, chases and races, supernatural, tough law enforcer ...
Time: future, 20th century, near future
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Escape from New York (1981)
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, serious, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, kidnapping, future dystopia, anti hero, race against time, rescue, hostage, cyberpunk, one man army, lone wolves, prison escape, loner ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 4K
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: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, androids and robots, future dystopia, man versus machine, chaos, law enforcement, rivalry, life is a bitch, police detective, battles, superhuman powers, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s
Place: usa, los angeles, indonesia, brazil, new mexico
⇓ 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, suspenseful, bleak, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, bank, mad scientist, terrorism, deadly, terminator, nuclear holocaust, man versus machine, a.i., future dystopia, space and aliens, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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