Movies like The Hunger Games

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The Hunger Games (2012)
 7.2
 802K
The Hunger Games (2012)
Genre: Action, 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, thought provoking, disturbing, serious, rough, bleak, clever, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, future dystopia, young heroes, contests and competitions, against the odds, heroes, killings, trap, death, danger, life is a bitch, rivalry, training, youth, moral dilemma, social decay, championship, society, heroine, young people, allies, escapades, self sacrifice, fight back, attack ...
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, storytelling, catastrophe, mentor, fight scenes and transformation mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Hunger Games: The Maze Runner (2014), Divergent (2014), Battle Royale (2000), Insurgent (2015), The Scorch Trials (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: female protagonist, survival, future dystopia, young heroes, warrior, mentor, rebellion, championship, president, danger, resistance, contests and competitions ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 392K
The Maze Runner (2014)
Genre: 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: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: apocalypse, memory loss, survival, adventure, young heroes, isolation, trapped, danger, maze, youth, imaginary, post apocalyptic ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: female protagonist, survival, rebellion, future dystopia, strong female character, against the odds, danger, society, social decay, adventure, revolution, heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 403K
Divergent (2014)
Genre: Action, 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: youth, survival, danger, rebellion, fighting the system, society, mentor, young heroes, training, rebelliousness, heroes, future dystopia ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: 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: rebellion, chase, distopia, survival, fight, danger, revolution, chosen one, fight scenes, couples, society, love triangle ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.6
 161K
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, exciting, futuristic, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, death, captivity, survival, survivor, island, desperation, future dystopia, game of death, teacher, trap, school class ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 202K
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, suspense, surprise ending, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: future dystopia, teenage love, female fighter, coming of age, heroes, fighting the system, rebellion, power relations, society, misfit, danger, young heroes ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, maze, danger, imaginary, confined, virus, zombie, desert, infection, escape, immunity ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 106K
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, destiny, teaching the ways of the world, utopia, danger, life is a bitch, chases and races, youth, human nature, memory ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.7
 349K
In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, twists and turns, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, race against time, fighting the system, social differences, love and romance, on the run, chase, time, society, poverty, chases and races ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.2
 92K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, twists and turns, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, danger, alien invasion, obsessive quest, adventure, survival, mysterious character, tsunami, youth, teenage life, genocide ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, tower bridge london, bangkok thailand, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 106K
The Host (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: evil alien, power of love, love and romance, true love, vestiges of humanity, apocalypse, teenage love, romance, self sacrifice, invasion, mind control, alien invasion ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.8
 126K
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: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind control, computers and web, contests and competitions, danger, cyberspace, future dystopia, lone wolves, chases and races, computer genius, wrongful imprisonment, prison, wrongful conviction ...
Time: 21st century, future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
I Am Number Four (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A teenage fugitive with an incredible secret races to stay one step ahead of the mysterious forces seeking destroy him in this sci-fi action thriller. With three dead and one on the run, the race to find the elusive Number Four begins. Outwardly ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, touching, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, danger, teenage love, young heroes, friendship, youth, supernatural romance, supernatural, good versus evil, teenage life, heroes, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, africa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.8
 183K
After Earth (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, 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: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, danger, survival, heroic mission, spacecraft, adventure, parents and children, young heroes, isolation, apocalypse, real life father and son playing father and son, family relations ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 6.4
 189K
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, suspenseful, serious, clever, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, prison, ex convict, contests and competitions, tough guy, violence, prison life, police brutality, chases and races, corruption, survival, confined ...
Time: future, 2020s, year 2012, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.2
 642K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Drama, 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: atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, zombie, survival, plague, loneliness, future dystopia, post apocalypse, danger, heroes, chaos, isolation, experiment ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, near future, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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, gadget, against the odds, tough heroes, death sentence, prison ...
Time: future, 20th century, near future, 2010s, twentieth century ...
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 275K
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, post apocalyptic, warrior, post apocalypse, lone wolves, future dystopia, danger, christianity, brutality, tough heroes ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, cross country, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 33K
The Tournament (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Bahrain
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, chase, hitman, most dangerous game, tournament, competition, confession, martial arts, uninhibited rivalry, violence spree, mortal combat, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.2
 169K
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: exciting, serious, futuristic, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, post apocalyptic, rescue, adventure, ocean or sea, future dystopia, water, ocean, post apocalypse, danger, global warming ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Death Race: Inferno (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, car race, desert, life sentence, deadly, heroes, confined, chases and races, criminal heroes, future dystopia, life is a bitch, media ...
Time: future
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 213K
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, exciting, serious, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: young heroes, space wars, intelligence, prodigy, basic training, chosen one, save the world, space and aliens, space station, child prodigy, military base, heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 179K
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: offbeat, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, vengeance, chase, car chase, violence spree, chases and races, danger, deadly, chaos, motorcycle chase, society, crimes ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods as they join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, mutant, good versus evil, superhero, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, storm, heroes, psychic, danger, sent to the past ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 70s, near future ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., moscow russia, china, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After years of outrunning ruthless bounty hunters, escaped convict Riddick suddenly finds himself caught between opposing forces in a fight for the future of the human race. Now, waging incredible battles on fantastic and deadly worlds, this lone, ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, futuristic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, space and aliens, bounty hunter, on the run, survival, outer space, adventure, danger, heroic mission, escapades, distant planet, deadly ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, light, romantic, scenic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, supernatural, supernatural romance, forbidden love, love and romance, teenage life, small town, supernatural ability, youth, witch, love, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.4
 146K
Riddick (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, space and aliens, tough heroes, one man army, bounty hunter, deadly creature, outer space, lone wolves, mysterious planet, danger, adventure, heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.8
 290K
The Island (2005)
Genre: Action, 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, psychological, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cloning, escape, island, technology gone awry, fugitives, lookalikes, future dystopia, warrior, genetics, mercenary, fish out of water, paranoia ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, post apocalypse, apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, mysterious character, disorder, evil alien, space and aliens, danger, resistance, survival, alien encounter ...
Time: future
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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