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, tech noir, exciting, futuristic, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, cyberpunk, cyborgs, sent to the past, androids and robots, androids, dystopic future, killer robot, protector, manhunt, artificial intelligence, terminator, mission, danger, future war, neo noir, future dystopia, time travel, on the run, mercilessness, woman in danger, post apocalypse, save the world, heroine, fate of humanity ...
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 serious, suspenseful, futuristic and exciting films with plots about heroes, chase, violence, gunfight, gun, danger and chaos mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Terminator: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Terminator Salvation (2009), The Matrix (1999), Escape from New York (1981), Terminator (2019). 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, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, androids and robots, cyborgs, time travel, future dystopia, robot, save the world, post apocalypse, terminator, artificial intelligence, chase, manhunt ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, 2020s, year 1997 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states
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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, twists and turns, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, cyborgs, apocalypse, man versus machine, chaos, chase, technology gone awry, killer robot, artificial intelligence, nuclear holocaust, robot, time travel ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Terminator Salvation (2009)
Genre: Action, 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, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, apocalypse, dystopic future, post apocalypse, man versus machine, androids and robots, save the world, army, cyberpunk, killer robot, technology gone awry, destiny ...
Time: future, year 2003, 2000s, near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, philosophical, thought provoking, cerebral, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, artificial intelligence, distopia, cyberpunk, chosen one, man versus machine, existentialism, alternate reality, hacker, virtual reality, save the world, philosophy ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, distopia, hostage, anti heroes, prison, cyberpunk, kidnapping, rescue, race against time, anti hero, prison escape, lone wolves ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1997 ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
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100%
 6.2
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Terminator (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Spain, Hungary
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, time travel, technology, cyberpunk, gunfight, cyborgs, killer robot, hand to hand combat, artificial intelligence, terminator, robot, androids ...
Time: future, 2020s, year 1998, 1990s, 2010s ...
Place: mexico city, mexico, guatemala, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, time travel, androids and robots, man versus machine, post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, chase, danger, heroes, time paradox, artificial intelligence, killer robot ...
Time: future, year 2017, year 1984, year 1997, 21st century ...
Place: san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 142K
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: serious, futuristic, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, chase, chases and races, dystopic future, future dystopia, danger, deadly, resistance, gadget, dishonesty, rivalry, tough heroes ...
Time: future, 80s, twentieth century, near future, 2010s ...
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 500K
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, serious, exciting, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, future dystopia, androids and robots, artificial intelligence, cyborgs, technology gone awry, a.i., hi-tech, man versus machine, cyberpunk, androids, danger ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 303K
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, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, mars, secret agents, secret agent, space colony, outer space, memory loss, chase, conspiracy, resistance, false memory ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 28K
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, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: virtual reality, serial killer, androids, good versus evil, hologram, artificial intelligence, chases and races, law enforcement, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge, danger ...
Time: future, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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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, futuristic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, terminator, changing the past or future, sent to the past, nuclear holocaust, killer robot, man versus machine, cyborgs, escapades, flash forward, time travel, female warrior ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ 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, futuristic, bleak, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ship, anarchy, heroes, chase, cyborgs, kung fu, fetus, post apocalypse, terrorism, androids and robots, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: future
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, martial arts, soldier, vietnam war, vengeance, one man army, genetically altered, danger, cyberpunk, military, nudity (full frontal - brief), rescue mission ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 60s, year 1969 ...
Place: vietnam, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, stylized, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, future dystopia, androids and robots, conspiracy, man versus machine, chaos, superhuman powers, law enforcement, battles, police detective, technology gone awry, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s
Place: usa, los angeles, brazil, new mexico, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, androids and robots, cyborgs, experiment, law enforcement, fighting the system, vengeance, gang, fighting crime, partners, legal, robot ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.1
 46K
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, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, cyberpunk, rebellion, killer robot, distopia, police, police officer, superhuman powers, society, imaginary, master villain ...
Time: future, near future, 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: futuristic, mind bending, twists and turns, visually appealing, cerebral ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, future dystopia, apocalypse, dystopic future, space and aliens, alien encounter, disorder, space travel, catastrophe, survival, resistance, mysterious character ...
Time: future
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, new york, washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 81K
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, cynical, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, cyberpunk, robot, law enforcement, killer robot, police officer, police, crimes, superhuman powers, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: future, 21st century, 1990s, 90s, near future ...
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 117K
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, genetic engineering, lookalikes, good versus evil, murder, one against many, helicopter, rivalry, danger, dishonesty, mistaken identity ...
Time: future, 20th century, 2000s, 2010s, twentieth century ...
Place: patagonia, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 29K
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, bleak, rough, suspenseful, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, cyborgs, future dystopia, post apocalypse, martial arts, violence, chaos, one man army, chase, plague, danger, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019, 80s
Place: new york, usa, georgia, south carolina, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, martial arts, timebomb, one man army, experiment gone awry, man versus machine, a.i., danger, save the world, deadly, technophobia, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
⇓ 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, suspenseful, bleak, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, alternate reality, freedom, chosen one, warrior, virtual reality, precognition, save the world, post apocalypse, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 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: cult film, bleak, futuristic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, killer robot, desert, survival, man versus machine, woman in danger, violence, cyborgs, technology gone awry, technophobia, post apocalypse, distopia ...
Time: future
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, terrorism, chaos, danger, androids and robots, technology gone awry, terminator, nuclear holocaust, deadly, a.i. ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 111K
Judge Dredd (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, post apocalypse, apocalypse, frame up, good versus evil, judge, superhero, uncover truth, law enforcement, justice, police ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 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: serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, futuristic, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, good versus evil, chase, zombie, police detective, rescue, fight, police, christmas, rivalry, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 20th century, 80s, near future
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 30K
The Machine (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Already deep into a second Cold War, Britain’s Ministry of Defense seeks a game-changing weapon. Programmer Vincent McCarthy unwittingly provides an answer in The Machine, a super-strong human cyborg. When a programming bug causes the prototype to ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, androids and robots, a.i., robot, man versus machine, laboratory, fear, technology gone awry, inventions and discoveries, military, technology, experiment gone awry ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, South Africa, 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, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, chase, future dystopia, post apocalyptic, survival, apocalypse, distopia, dark hero, danger, anti hero, car chase, car ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, androids and robots, apocalypse, future dystopia, a.i., save the world, danger, man versus machine, space travel, imaginary, alien encounter, outer space ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%