Movies like The Hunger Games

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The Hunger Games (2012)
 7.2
 774K
The Hunger Games (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. The world will be watching.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, disturbing, serious, thought provoking, bleak, rough, clever, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, contests and competitions, young heroes, future dystopia, against the odds, death, danger, rivalry, heroes, youth, moral dilemma, trap, training, social decay, society, life is a bitch, championship, killings, chase, young people, allies, deadly, peril, heroine, escapades ...
Time: future

Most similar movies to The Hunger Games

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, futuristic and suspenseful films with plots about dialogue, chase, danger, storytelling, mentor, survival and death mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Hunger Games: The Maze Runner (2014), Divergent (2014), Battle Royale (2000), Insurgent (2015), The Giver (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: future dystopia, survival, young heroes, mentor, danger, female protagonist, warrior, rebellion, championship, society, president, resistance ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, future dystopia, rebellion, revolution, danger, adventure, heroes, society, social decay, youth, life is a bitch, female protagonist ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 372K
The Maze Runner (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, memory loss, isolation, adventure, apocalypse, trapped, young heroes, imaginary, danger, youth, on the run, society ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 387K
Divergent (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In a world divided into factions based on personality types, Tris learns that she's been classified as Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: survival, fighting the system, danger, rebellion, youth, society, rebelliousness, mentor, heroes, save the day, future dystopia, fear ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 155K
Battle Royale (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, island, captivity, kids in trouble, future dystopia, survivor, death, survival, antisocial behavior, game of death, gory, school class ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, romantic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, revolution, rebellion, survival, fight, danger, distopia, chosen one, society, fight scenes, couples, love triangle ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 193K
Insurgent (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart.
Style: exciting, serious, surprise ending, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: future dystopia, heroes, teenage love, fighting the system, teenagers, coming of age, social misfits, young heroes, rebellion, danger, escapades, misfit ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 102K
The Giver (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: South Africa, Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: society, future dystopia, rebelliousness, teaching the ways of the world, utopia, destiny, life is a bitch, human nature, chases and races, danger, youth, memory ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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The Scorch Trials (2015)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. ...
Style: exciting, tense, futuristic, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, survival, imaginary, young heroes, virus, zombie, confined, danger, desert, escape, resistance, disease ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 337K
In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, future dystopia, race against time, immortality, social differences, on the run, chase, society, love and romance, time, chases and races, survival ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 283K
The Island (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to The Island — reportedly the last ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, cloning, technology gone awry, future dystopia, fugitives, escape, warrior, genetics, chases and races, life is a bitch, lookalikes, escape attempt ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.8
 122K
Gamer (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mind-control technology has taken society by a storm, a multiplayer on-line game called "Slayers" allows players to control human prisoners in mass-scale. Simon controls Kable, the online champion of the game. Kable's ultimate ...
Style: serious, futuristic, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind control, contests and competitions, computers and web, chases and races, prison, danger, lone wolves, heroes, cyberspace, computer system, computer genius, future dystopia ...
Time: 21st century, future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.4
 183K
Death Race (2008)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terminal Island, New York: 2020. Overcrowding in the US penal system has reached a breaking point. Prisons have been turned over to a monolithic Weyland Corporation, which sees jails full of thugs as an opportunity for televised sport. Adrenalized ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, clever, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, prison, car chase, violence, ex convict, chases and races, police brutality, survival, corruption, confined, car race, criminal heroes ...
Time: future, 2020s, 2010s, year 2012
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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 ⇓
48%
 6.1
 33K
The Tournament (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Every ten or seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash prize and the title of Worlds No 1, which itself ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, chase, contests and competitions, hitman, assassin, martial arts, vengeance, prize, tournament, explosion, fistfight, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.6
 205K
Ender's Game (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, young heroes, basic training, chosen one, prodigy, intelligence, space and aliens, evil alien, battles, save the world, military base, heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Death Race: Inferno (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Carl Lucas / Frankenstein has won four of his races and needs to win one more to win his freedom. Before his final race, Lucas and his team, car and all, are transferred to another prison where they will compete in a Death Race in the desert. Also, ...
Style: rough, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, contests and competitions, desert, car race, car, danger, deadly, rivalry, chases and races, survival, future dystopia, tv show ...
Time: future
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Ethan Wate just wants to get to know Lena Duchannes better, but unbeknownst to him, Lena has strange powers. As Lena's 16th birthday approaches she might decide her fate, to be good or evil. A choice which will impact her relationship forever.
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, sentimental, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, forbidden love, love and romance, small town, supernatural romance, supernatural, supernatural ability, youth, witch, teenage life, family secret, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 87K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, bleak ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, obsessive quest, danger, adventure, alien invasion, mysterious character, survival, teenage life, youth, genocide, military, siblings relations ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, bangkok thailand, ohio, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 171K
Mad Max (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.
Style: serious, offbeat, exciting, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, car chase, violence spree, apocalypse, chase, chases and races, danger, chaos, crimes, deadly, heroes, society ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 259K
The Book of Eli (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
Style: futuristic, rough, tense, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, chaos, lone wolves, future dystopia, danger, tough heroes, heroes, post apocalyptic, killings, brutality, book ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, bleak, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, chase, survival, apocalypse, insanity, desert, danger, dark future, chases and races, dark hero, female warrior, brutality ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 3.6
 356
Land of Doom (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Earth has been ravaged by a nuclear war, and a feminist warrior is forced to join up with a soldier of fortune in her journey to find a rumored "paradise" as they battle gangs of rampaging bandits.
Style: bleak, serious, offbeat, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: biker, renegade, female warrior, desert, apocalypse, adventure, danger, escapades, heroes, chaos, gang, survival ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Planet of the Apes (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Two astronauts and a sympathetic chimp friend are fugitives in a future Earth dominated by a civilization of humanoid apes. Based on the 1968 Planet of the Apes film and its sequels, which were inspired by the novel of the same name by Pierre ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Plot: future dystopia, time travel, astronaut, survival, adventure, danger, escapades, space travel, on the run, chases and races, society, switching roles ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 611K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, zombie, loneliness, plague, future dystopia, danger, heroes, life is a bitch, isolation, chaos, supernatural ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, year 2012, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.2
 161K
Waterworld (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a futuristic world where the polar ice caps have melted and made Earth a liquid planet, a beautiful barmaid rescues a mutant seafarer from a floating island prison. They escape, along with her young charge, Enola, and sail off aboard his ship. ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, epic, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, adventure, chaos, rescue, ocean or sea, survival, heroes, future dystopia, nuclear holocaust, post apocalyptic, tattoo, mutant ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.9
 263K
Serenity (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything – or anyone – to get the girl ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, future dystopia, space wars, good versus evil, adventure, space and aliens, outer space, chase, friendship, martial arts, chases and races ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.9
 177K
After Earth (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: jungle, survival, spacecraft, danger, apocalypse, heroic mission, adventure, young heroes, parents and children, isolation, coming of age, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.4
 68K
Red Dawn (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky - shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, small town, survival, invasion, danger, occupation, resistance, patriotism, young heroes, sibling relationship, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, russia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.1
 744K
Jurassic Park (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park and help calm anxious investors. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: dinosaur, island, survival, adventure, team, theme park, dangerous animal, tyrannosaurus rex, triceratops, scientist, chase, research ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%