Movies like The Terminator

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The Terminator (1984)
 8.0
 740K
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: cyberpunk, killer robot, androids and robots, man versus machine, manhunt, future war, artificial intelligence, mission, danger, protector, future dystopia, sent to the past, time travel, on the run, woman in danger, heroine, fate of humanity, dystopic future, good versus evil, vestiges of humanity, mercilessness, chase, car chase, shotgun, violent ...
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, futuristic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about violence, chase, danger, fistfight, future dystopia, rivalry and hand to hand combat mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Terminator: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), The Matrix Revolutions (2003), Terminator Genisys (2015), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), Terminator (2019). 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, save the world, time travel, terminator, chase, artificial intelligence, manhunt, future dystopia, chaos, fictional war ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, twentieth century, 2020s ...
Place: usa, los angeles, 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: intense, exciting, serious, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, man versus machine, killer robot, chase, manhunt, apocalypse, cyborgs, artificial intelligence, terminator, chaos, technology gone awry, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, near future, year 2003 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, warrior, save the world, man versus machine, virtual reality, chosen one, freedom, precognition, martial arts, self sacrifice, mission ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 23rd century
⇓ 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, androids and robots, killer robot, man versus machine, cyborgs, chase, artificial intelligence, apocalypse, human android relationship, future dystopia, human versus computer, dark future ...
Time: future, year 1973, 21st century, year 1984
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, rough, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, precognition, man versus machine, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, technology gone awry, chosen one, rebel, save the world, martial arts, paranoia ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 25K
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: atmospheric, exciting, suspense, futuristic, intense ...
Plot: androids and robots, time travel, artificial intelligence, technology, gunfight, man versus machine, fight scenes, weapons, save the world, scalpel, old woman, exploding helicopter ...
Time: future, year 1998, 2010s, 1990s, 2020s
Place: guatemala, texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, cyberpunk, kidnapping, future dystopia, anti hero, race against time, rescue, hostage, lone wolves, prison escape, presumed dead, taxi driver ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 470K
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, future dystopia, a.i., robot, imaginary, danger, killer robot, murder, inventions and discoveries, chaos, man versus machine ...
Time: future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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, bleak, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, killer robot, man versus machine, artificial intelligence, save the world, army, androids and robots, dystopic future, cyberpunk, fate of humanity, resistance, destiny ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 459K
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, stylized, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, post apocalypse, apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, mysterious character, disorder, evil alien, danger, a.i., space and aliens, resistance, space travel ...
Time: future
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 132K
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, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, resistance, against the odds, gadget, tough heroes, death sentence, prison ...
Time: future, 20th century, near future, 2010s, twentieth century ...
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, changing the past or future, terminator, escapades, nuclear holocaust, heroes, man versus machine, killer robot, danger, shooting, computer system, unstoppable ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 12K
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, radiation, survival, desert, apocalypse, apartment, murder, robot as menace ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 104K
Judge Dredd (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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, judge, apocalypse, good versus evil, frame up, superhero, dystopic future, uncover truth, law enforcement, justice, police, one man army ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, cerebral, thought provoking, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cyberpunk, chosen one, save the world, future dystopia, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, hacker, philosophy, man versus machine, mentor, cyberspace, imaginary ...
Time: future, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 283K
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, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, secret agents, memory loss, chase, mars, outer space, secret agent, false memory, resistance, space colony, falsely accused ...
Time: future, 21st century, 1990s, 80s
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, exciting, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ship, chase, terrorism, anarchy, kung fu, fetus, androids and robots, heroes, future dystopia, escapades, adventure, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: genetically altered, martial arts, androids and robots, soldier, vietnam war, vengeance, one man army, danger, military, rescue mission, good versus evil, top secret ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 1990s, 80s ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 164K
Surrogates (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, utopia, androids and robots, investigation, murder, future dystopia, human existence, robot, end of the world, special agents, life risking ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, hitman, chase, rivalry, rescue, explosion, assassin, robot, corporation, woman in danger, danger, vengeance ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.8
 980
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: futuristic, bleak, rough, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, on the run, rebellion, frame up, androids and robots, a.i., state affairs, legal action, future dystopia, life is a bitch, special agents, undercover ...
Time: future, near future
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: martial arts, one man army, timebomb, man versus machine, experiment gone awry, a.i., future dystopia, danger, technology gone awry, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, save the world ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.1
 545
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: futuristic, serious, bleak, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, terminator, explosion, robot, androids and robots, chases and races, a.i., man versus machine, deadly, society, rivalry, danger ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, captivating, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, heroes, rivalry, chaos, survival, man versus machine, danger, battles, save the world, daring rescue, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, rough, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: murder, chaos, hitman, assassination, chase, laser, danger, on the run, good versus evil, violence, decapitation, fistfight ...
Time: future, year 1987, near future
Place: italy, manhattan new york city, utah, guatemala, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, martial arts, violence, one man army, future dystopia, chaos, chase, plague, heroic mission, life is a bitch, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new york, south carolina, atlanta georgia
⇓ 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: suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, prostitute, pregnancy, community, battle, androids and robots, tough heroes, rivalry, one man army, chaos, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Expect No Mercy (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Federal Service Agent Justin Vanier has been assigned to infiltrate the mysterious Virtual Arts Academy in search of Eric, a fellow agent. In this high-tech facility, the maniacal leader Warbeck is training assassins to become even more efficient ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, danger, virtual reality, kidnapping, assassination, undercover, crimes, man versus machine, espionage, government agency, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 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, surprise ending, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, good versus evil, chase, christmas, zombie, rescue, fight, police, police detective, track down, rivalry, terminator ...
Time: future, 20th century, near future
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, adventure, experiment gone awry, dark future, rescue, one against many ...
Time: future, 23rd century, year 2004, 2000s
Place: antarctica, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%