Movies like Ex Machina

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Ex Machina (2014)
 7.7
 417K
Ex Machina (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.
Style: tense, futuristic, mind bending, intellectual, suspenseful, psychological, clever, twist ending, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, a.i., isolation, manipulation, experiment gone awry, technology, existentialism, human android relationship, deception, man versus machine, philosophy, robot, humanoid robot, surveillance, inventions and discoveries, androids, psychological manipulation, psychology, twists & turns, dialogue, dancing, friendship, laboratory, consciousness, power outage ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england

Most similar movies to Ex Machina

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out cerebral, serious, interesting and suspenseful films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, technology, existentialism, mentor and twists & turns mostly in Thriller, Sci-Fi and Drama genres. Some movies like Ex Machina: The Machine (2013), Arrival (2016), Moon (2009), Transcendence (2014), Chappie (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.1
 29K
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, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: a.i., artificial intelligence, man versus machine, laboratory, technology gone awry, inventions and discoveries, androids and robots, military, robot, experiment gone awry, imaginary, chaos ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 501K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: futuristic, suspense, intellectual, enigmatic, philosophical ...
Plot: alien, first contact, spacecraft, loss, destiny, flash forward, language barrier, death of daughter, memory, time loop, husband wife relationship, military ...
Time: 2010s, future
Place: venezuela, pakistan, sudan, massachusetts, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 309K
Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident ...
Style: psychological, futuristic, bleak, surreal, suspense ...
Plot: isolation, outer space, cloning, spacecraft, moon, loneliness, astronaut, doubts and hesitations, nervous breakdown, space travel, depression, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mine, hawaii, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 203K
Transcendence (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, China, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two leading computer scientists work toward their goal of Technological Singularity, as a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent them from creating a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, exciting, tense, stylized ...
Plot: computers and web, artificial intelligence, technology gone awry, inventions and discoveries, scientist, technology, chaos and mayhem, resurrection, hi-tech, mind control, chaos, laboratory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 209K
Chappie (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings—some good, some bad—and he will rely on his heart and ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, humorous, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: technology gone awry, robot, artificial intelligence, a.i., gangster, heist, brutality, technology, cyberpunk, androids, parents and children, weapons ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 87K
eXistenZ (1999)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.
Style: futuristic, surreal, disturbing, stylized, tense ...
Plot: virtual reality, escape from reality, inventions and discoveries, video game, cyberspace, technology gone awry, danger, computers and web, future dystopia, mind control, hacker, alternate reality ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 324K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, China
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, stylized, futuristic ...
Plot: destiny, life philosophy, human nature, death, love and romance, wisdom of life, human existence, reincarnation, love, genetic engineering, karma, survival ...
Time: future, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century, 1930s ...
Place: hawaii, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 458K
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: technology gone awry, androids and robots, a.i., future dystopia, imaginary, inventions and discoveries, danger, robot, murder, police investigation, artificial intelligence, man versus machine ...
Time: future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 89K
Primer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Friends and fledgling entrepreneurs invent a device in their garage which reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it, but they discover that it has some highly unexpected capabilities - ones that could enable them to do and to have ...
Style: talky, surreal, clever, psychological, serious ...
Plot: time travel, inventions and discoveries, changing the past or future, time machine, guilt, party, garage, paradox, identity crisis, mathematics, reward, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 311K
The Game (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, disorder, mystery, manipulation, businessman, neo noir, surveillance, birthday, scheme, identity crisis ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.1
 749K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, tense, surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, manipulation, missing wife, investigation, mind game, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, femme fatale, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, missouri, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.7
 33K
Cube Zero (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cube Zero is the third film in the trilogy yet this time instead of a film about people trapped in a deadly cube trying to get out we see it from the eyes of someone who is controlling the cube and the torture of the victims inside. When the nerd ...
Style: scary, futuristic, clever, surreal, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parallel world, survival, mathematics, rescue, gory, mystery, technology gone awry, future dystopia, confined, life is a bitch, chases and races, riddles and clues ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.5
 1.0M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: rivalry, obsession, uninhibited rivalry, magical, secret, illusion, deception, magic, diary, teleportation, wizards and magicians, mystery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1900s, 1890s ...
Place: london, europe, england, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 138K
Buried (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: survival, captivity, isolation, danger, confined, desperation, fear, terrorism, characters in danger, buried alive, race against time, coffin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 188K
Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.
Style: futuristic, psychological, suspenseful, tense, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, survival, captivity, trap, maze, mathematics, death, escape, danger, parallel world, trapped, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
 7.2
 20K
Alphaville (1965)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An American private-eye, arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet which is ruled by an evil scientist named Von Braun, who has outlawed love and self-expression.
Style: futuristic, stylized, atmospheric, clever, captivating ...
Plot: surrealism, totalitarianism, neo noir, emotionless, self fulfillment, terminator, punishment, re-education, urban, society, anti conformity, individualism ...
Time: future, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in his computer generated parallel ...
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: parallel world, virtual reality, murder, cyberspace, imaginary, surveillance, technology gone awry, serial killer, investigation, simulation, crimes, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, 1930s, 1990s ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
28 Days Later... (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, zombie, survival, scientist, infected, rage, virus, army, fear, survivor, research, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, manchester england, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 42K
The Hole (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, tense, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, youth, psychologist, danger, mystery, bulimia, murder, bunker, twists & turns, alibi, deadly, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wales, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Cube?: Hypercube (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The sequel to the low budget first film ‘Cube.’ This time the prisoners find them selves in a more advanced cube environment that they must escape from before they are killed. A science fiction film where space and time have more than one path.
Style: futuristic, psychological, clever, surreal, tense ...
Plot: mathematics, maze, danger, cannibalism, survival, hacker, confined, future dystopia, parallel world, riddles and clues, life is a bitch, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 218K
Sunshine (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fifty years into the future, the sun is dying, and Earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun — but the mission fails. Seven years later, a new team is sent to finish the mission as mankind’s last ...
Style: futuristic, captivating, psychological, twists and turns, philosophical ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, save the world, spacecraft, expedition, danger, astronaut, heroic mission, earth, bomb, sun, isolation ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 104K
Trance (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A violent gang enlists the help of a hypnotherapist in an attempt to locate a painting which somehow vanished in the middle of a heist.
Style: psychological, serious, surprise ending, tense, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hypnosis, heist, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, memory loss, amnesia, mind control, partners in crime, art thief, gang, robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.2
 619K
Blade Runner (1982)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
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: futuristic, atmospheric, tech noir, stylized, thought provoking ...
Plot: future dystopia, a.i., cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, fugitives, neo noir, confrontation with superior, human nature, killer robot, bounty hunter, life is a bitch, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 19K
Anna (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, UK, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man with the ability to enter peoples' memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, teenager, murder, dishonesty, mind game, life is a bitch, manipulations, uncover truth, crimes, memory, manipulation, monitor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, spain, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 62K
Europa Report (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A crew of international astronauts are sent on a private mission to Jupiter's fourth moon.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, cerebral, atmospheric ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, moon, survival, spacewalk, danger, outer space, astronaut, found footage, contact, diary, landing ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 1972, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 22K
Impostor (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gary Sinise plays Spencer Olham, a top-secret government weapons designer who is arrested by a clandestine government organization on suspicion of being a clone created by the hostile alien race wanting to take over Earth.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, androids and robots, on the run, manhunt, save the world, future dystopia, race against time, rivalry, crimes, imaginary, space and aliens, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.5
 222K
Predestination (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, clever, stylized, surprise ending ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, sent to the past, destiny, bar, mysterious character, bartender, mission, terrorism, time machine, bomber, time paradox ...
Time: 20th century, year 1963, year 1985, year 1970, year 1981 ...
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.1
 50K
Automata (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, USA, Spain, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jacq Vaucan, an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation, routinely investigates the case of manipulating a robot. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, philosophical, bleak, serious ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, androids and robots, robot, desert, rain, ecology, uncover truth, danger, investigation, imaginary, dishonesty, corporation ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 29K
Cypher (2002)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale.
Style: tense, suspenseful, stylized, mind bending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, espionage, femme fatale, disorder, undercover, mysterious character, uncover truth, power relations, dishonesty, hidden identity, conspiracy, mexican standoff ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Sound of My Voice (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A journalist and his girlfriend get pulled in while they investigate a cult whose leader claims to be from the future.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: cult leader, journalist, couples, dishonesty, exploit, haunted by the past, religions or cults, filmmaking, uncover truth, hopes, manipulations, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%