Movies like Total Recall 2012

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Total Recall (2012)
 6.3
 237K
Total Recall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police - controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen, the leader of the free world - Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter to find the head of the underground resistance and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.
Style: mind bending, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, stylized, intense, surprise ending, remake of american film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, double agent, memory loss, world domination, betrayal, secret agents, fictional reality, suspicion, false memory, spy, resistance fighter, on the run, post apocalypse, uncover truth, resistance, machine gun, distopia, one man army, identity crisis, husband wife relationship, cyberpunk, factory worker, government agent, safe, secret agent ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london, australia

Most similar movies to Total Recall

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out futuristic, serious, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about technology, gun, pistol, chase, cyberpunk, distopia and shot to death mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Total Recall: Oblivion (2013), Equilibrium (2002), The Matrix (1999), Minority Report (2002), Ghost in the Shell (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 294K
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, secret agents, mars, outer space, memory loss, secret agent, conspiracy, chase, space colony, false memory, resistance ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 475K
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: twists and turns, futuristic, mind bending, cerebral, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, post apocalypse, apocalypse, dystopic future, space and aliens, resistance, mysterious character, vestiges of humanity, catastrophe, disorder, danger, alien encounter ...
Time: future
Place: new york, pentagon, washington d.c., empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 307K
Equilibrium (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.
Style: futuristic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, rebellion, fighting the system, lone hero, society, totalitarianism, resistance, utopia, gunfight, dictatorship, struggle ...
Time: future, 80s, 2000s
Place: china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 1.6M
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, philosophical, cerebral, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, chosen one, man versus machine, distopia, hacker, virtual reality, save the world, alternate reality, philosophy, imaginary ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 497K
Minority Report (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.
Style: futuristic, interesting, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, foreknowledge, murder, frame up, psychic, precognition, crime, police investigation, law enforcer, graphic violence, neo noir ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Hong Kong, China, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human saved from a terrible crash, then cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.
Style: futuristic, philosophical, suspense, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: cyberpunk, female protagonist, cyborgs, hacker, strong female lead, distopia, technology, evolution, philosophy, terrorism, investigation, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 417K
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, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: youth, fighting the system, survival, future dystopia, society, rebellion, distopia, danger, young heroes, rebelliousness, mentor, training ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 489K
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, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, future dystopia, androids and robots, technology gone awry, a.i., artificial intelligence, hi-tech, humanoid robot, danger, cyborgs, imaginary, man versus machine ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 362K
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, twists and turns, serious, philosophical, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, dystopic future, race against time, society, fighting the system, time, social differences, class differences, love and romance, on the run, chase ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 413K
Elysium (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, bleak, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, space station, distopia, cyborgs, class conflict, outer space, politics, race against time, radiation, society, fighting the system ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: los angeles, usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.7
 7K
The Anomaly (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A former soldier is taken captive and awakens in the back of a van where he learns that he only has less than 10 minutes to figure out how he got there.
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspense, tricky, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mind control, child in peril, conspiracy, kidnapping, escapades, danger, disorder, uncover truth, secret agents, secret agent, cyberpunk, government agent ...
Time: future, near future
Place: london, shanghai, rio de janeiro, new york, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 115K
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, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: clones, cloning, genetic engineering, lookalikes, good versus evil, murder, one against many, rivalry, danger, dishonesty, mistaken identity, husband wife relationship ...
Time: future, twentieth century, year 2000, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: argentina, patagonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 2.0M
Inception (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, clever, cerebral, twist ending ...
Plot: parallel world, virtual reality, haunted by the past, alternate reality, mind control, teamwork, redemption, manipulations, subconscious, sleeping, philosophy, perfect crime ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: paris france, los angeles, japan, kenya, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, future dystopia, survival, young heroes, warrior, competition, rebellion, mentor, contests and competitions, distopia, president, danger ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: apocalypse, dystopic future, man versus machine, cyborgs, save the world, killer robot, post apocalypse, cyberpunk, army, artificial intelligence, resistance, chaos ...
Time: future, 2010s, 2000s, near future, year 2003
Place: san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 92K
Babylon A.D. (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Babylon A.D Vin Diesel stars as a veteran-turned-mercenary who is hired to deliver a package from the ravages of post-apocalyptic Eastern Europe to a destination in the teeming megalopolis of New York City. The "package" is a mysterious ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: future dystopia, protection, cyberpunk, mercenary, deadly, one man army, smuggling, life is a bitch, deadly virus, master warrior, infected, tough heroes ...
Time: future
Place: russia, new york, china, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Escape from L.A. (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: This time, a cataclysmic temblor hits Los Angeles, turning it into an island. The president views the quake as a sign from above, expels Los Angeles from the country and makes it a penal colony for those found guilty of moral crimes. When his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: earthquake, one man army, race against time, post apocalyptic, lone wolves, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, life is a bitch, daring rescue, heroic mission, tough heroes, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2013, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills, new york ...
⇓ 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: exciting, rough, serious, futuristic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, space and aliens, lone hero, outer space, adventure, bounty hunter, on the run, heroes, survival, battles, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 212K
Insurgent (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, intense, serious, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: future dystopia, teenage love, fighting the system, heroes, female fighter, post apocalypse, good versus evil, danger, tough girl, rebellion, social misfits, virtual reality ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 108K
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, dystopic future, post apocalypse, judge, apocalypse, frame up, good versus evil, superhero, law enforcement, uncover truth, justice, weapons ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza. In a dystopian 2021, Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is a data trafficker who has an implant that allows him to ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, hacker, computers and web, danger, technophobia, computer genius, society, a.i., heroic mission, save the world, race against time ...
Time: future, 2000s, near future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 101K
Paycheck (2003)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Michael Jennings is a genius who's hired – and paid handsomely – by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he's incapable of breaching security. But at the end of a ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: memory loss, frame up, mystery, on the run, time travel, chase, danger, dishonesty, investigation, crimes, imaginary, technology ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.1
 675K
Blade Runner (1982)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.
Style: atmospheric, futuristic, thought provoking, tech noir, stylized ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, a.i., neo noir, existentialism, distopia, artificial intelligence, killer robot, androids, fugitives, androids and robots, bounty hunter ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2019
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 186K
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: suspenseful, stylized, rough, cult film, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, chase, chaos, vengeance, post apocalypse, dystopic future, car chase, future dystopia, violence spree, heroes, chases and races, danger ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 167K
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: cyberpunk, technology gone awry, utopia, androids and robots, future dystopia, robot, investigation, clones, murder, human existence, society, special agents ...
Time: future, year 2017, 2010s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 155K
Demolition Man (1993)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, has escaped during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with his violent ways and turn to his captor, John Spartan, who had also been ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, distopia, utopia, future dystopia, martial arts, police, car chase, crime fighter, foot chase, good versus evil, one man army, betrayal ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century, 90s, near future ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.2
 15K
Vice (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Julian Michaels has designed the ultimate resort: VICE, where anything goes and the customers can play out their wildest fantasies with artificial inhabitants who look, think and feel like humans. When an artificial becomes self-aware and escapes, ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: a.i., artificial intelligence, androids and robots, profanity, resort, virtual reality, danger, adventure, imaginary, chase, on the run, humanoid robot ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Hungary, Canada, Spain
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, ...
Style: futuristic, tech noir, suspense, melancholic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, neo noir, artificial intelligence, genetics, bounty hunter, ex soldier, investigation, main character dies, inventor, pursuit, police detective, death of protagonist ...
Time: future, year 1966, 2040s, near future
Place: los angeles, las vegas, san diego california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, future dystopia, strong female character, survival, rebellion, distopia, society, against the odds, youth, adventure, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 138K
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, dystopic future, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, resistance, gadget, tough heroes, future dystopia, distopia ...
Time: future, 80s, twentieth century, 2010s, year 2019 ...
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%