Movies like The Giver

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The Giver (2014)
 6.4
 119K
The Giver (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa, Canada
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, futuristic, philosophical, atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful, emotional, melancholic, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: distopia, future dystopia, youth, society, utopia, memory, destiny, community, life is a bitch, rebelliousness, fighting the system, teaching the ways of the world, post apocalypse, humanity, human nature, runaway, childhood, training, friendship, truth, segregation, revolution, mentor, love story, life philosophy ...
Time: future, 2040s

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Most similar movies to The Giver

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out futuristic, visually appealing, thought provoking and serious films with plots about distopia, storytelling, dialogue, society, technology, post apocalypse and catastrophe mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Giver: The Host (2013), Divergent (2014), Equals (2015), The Maze Runner (2014), Insurgent (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.8
 115K
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, romantic, suspenseful, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, alien invasion, evil alien, love and romance, youth, teenage love, apocalypse, interspecies romance, power of love, true love, survival, self sacrifice ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.6
 456K
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, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, survival, rebellion, chosen one, heroine, society, youth, choice, teenage life, training, heroes ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.0
 31K
Equals (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Indonesia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A futuristic love story set in a world where emotions have been eradicated.
Style: artsy, intellectual, futuristic, twist ending, intense ...
Plot: utopia, dystopic future, post apocalypse, love, depression, distopia, infected, relationships, apocalypse, outer space, loneliness, genetics ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, suspense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: distopia, female protagonist, survival, strong female character, rebellion, future dystopia, society, youth, game, teenager, revolution, rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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 6.8
 460K
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, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, family outing
Plot: survival, memory loss, maze, teenager, adventure, apocalypse, distopia, trapped, post apocalypse, youth, fantasy world, young heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.2
 236K
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, romantic, apocalyptic, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: future dystopia, post apocalypse, distopia, tough girl, teenage love, teenager, strong female lead, female fighter, fighting the system, rebellion, good versus evil, chase ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.4
 328K
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, philosophical, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, utopia, fighting the system, future dystopia, cyberpunk, rebellion, post apocalypse, dystopic future, gunfight, society, totalitarianism, lone hero ...
Time: future, 2000s, 80s
Place: beijing china, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, disturbing, futuristic, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing
Plot: survival, death, contests and competitions, youth, rivalry, future dystopia, female protagonist, young heroes, against the odds, killings, heroes, society ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 6.7
 407K
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, suspense, philosophical, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: immortality, fighting the system, time, distopia, love, future dystopia, dystopic future, social differences, wealth, class differences, race against time, love story ...
Time: future, near future
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, exciting, suspenseful, sad, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing
Plot: female protagonist, survival, future dystopia, distopia, post apocalypse, competition, young heroes, rebellion, fight, mentor, warrior, good versus evil ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.1
 146K
Never Let Me Go (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy spend their childhood at an idyllic and secluded English boarding school. As they grow into adults, they must come to terms with the complexity and strength of their love for one another while also preparing for ...
Style: sad, psychological, melancholic, depressing, heartbreaking ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: distopia, boarding school, cloning, existentialism, childhood, friendship, love triangle, love and romance, sadness, loneliness, transplant, jealousy ...
Time: year 1994, year 1985, year 1978, 50s, 90s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 535K
I, Robot (2004)
Genre: Action, 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, suspense, exciting, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, cyborgs, androids and robots, distopia, future dystopia, a.i., hi-tech, man versus machine, technology gone awry, androids ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 398K
Passengers (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.
Style: futuristic, romantic, scenic, dramatic, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: outer space, love story, survival, space travel, trapped in space, isolation, space station, spacecraft, loneliness, love, malfunction, space program ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 444K
Elysium (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, stylized, exciting, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, space station, utopia, distopia, class conflict, dystopic future, outer space, post apocalypse, cyborgs, ecological disaster, apocalypse ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: los angeles, south africa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Space Between Us (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young man raised by scientists on Mars returns to Earth to find his father.
Style: romantic, futuristic, light, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens, family outing, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mars, teenage love, love story, adventure, teenager, outer space, astronaut, space colony, nasa, destiny, travel, space mission ...
Time: near future, future
Place: usa, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 92K
The Circle (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young tech worker takes a job at a powerful Internet corporation, quickly rises up the company's ranks, and soon finds herself in a perilous situation concerning privacy, surveillance and freedom. She comes to learn that her decisions and ...
Style: futuristic, intense, suspense, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: technology, privacy, surveillance, video surveillance, distopia, social media, internet, media manipulation, company, science, life philosophy, propaganda ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.6
 246K
The 100 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the books by Kass Morgan, this show takes place 100 years in the future, when the Earth has been abandoned due to radioactivity. The last surviving humans live on an ark orbiting the planet — but the ark won't last forever. So the ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, fate of humanity, leadership, human existence, youth, nuclear holocaust, space station, rivalry, society, outer space, young heroes ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 4.9
 2K
Utopia Falls (2020)
Genre: Drama, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In a genre bending take on a coming of age story, a group of teens in a distant future colony uncover an ancient forbidden archive of historical, cultural and musical relics. This discovery forces them to question everything they've been ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, semi serious, surreal, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: society, fighting the system, future dystopia, youth, heroes, good versus evil, rebelliousness, competition, distopia, lesbian, lgbt, rebellion ...
Time: distant future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, futuristic, suspense, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, distopia, survival, adventure, maze, zombie, teenager, desert, escape, virus, young heroes, immunity ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 2K
Delirium (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Set in a world where love is deemed illegal and can be eradicated with a special procedure. With 95 days to go until her scheduled treatment, Lena Holoway does the unthinkable, she falls in love.
Style: exciting, captivating, romantic, suspense, serious
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: future dystopia, forbidden love, society, fall in love, fighting the system, against the rules, romance, escapades, love, distopia, teenager, strong female presence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.2
 43K
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the future, the government maintains control of public opinion by outlawing literature and maintaining a group of enforcers, known as "firemen", to perform the necessary book burnings. Fireman Montag begins to question the morality of ...
Style: atmospheric, futuristic, thought provoking, tense, stylized ...
Plot: distopia, future dystopia, totalitarianism, fighting the system, social decay, rebellion, justice, resistance, secrets, culture clash, lone hero, dystopic future ...
Time: future, 60s, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Brave New World (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 415 min.
TV show
Story: In a utopia whose perfection hinges upon control of monogamy and privacy, members of the collective begin to question the rules, putting their regimented society on a collision course with forbidden love and revolution.
Style: surprise ending, futuristic, thought provoking, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, life is a bitch, utopia, dystopic future, conspiracy, genetic engineering, politics, social differences, satire, society, totalitarianism ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 72K
Upside Down (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In an alternate universe where twinned worlds have opposite gravities, a young man battles interplanetary prejudice and the laws of physics in his quest to reunite with the long-lost girl of his dreams in this visually stunning romantic adventure ...
Style: surreal, stylized, touching, breathtaking, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, family outing
Plot: forbidden love, parallel world, true love, alternate reality, gravity, fantasy world, love, romance, beautiful scenery, chase, technology, imagination ...
Time: future
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A powerful railroad executive, Dagny Taggart, struggles to keep her business alive while society is crumbling around her. Based on the 1957 novel by Ayn Rand.
Style: thought provoking, stylized, serious, philosophical, futuristic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political corruption, capitalism, economics, capitalist, politics, greed, corruption, distopia, idealism, human spirit, totalitarianism, society ...
Time: future, year 2017, year 2016
Place: usa, new york, russia, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
 496K
Children of Men (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.
Style: atmospheric, neo noir, bleak, depressing, breathtaking ...
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, distopia, survival, chaos, heroic mission, end of the world, post apocalypse, pandemic, redemption, childlessness, on the run ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, washington state, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer's, the disease which has slowly consumed his father. Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on apes, noticing dramatic increases in ...
Style: thought provoking, suspense, exciting, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rebellion, intelligence, rebelliousness, experiment gone awry, monkey, leader, alzheimer's disease, gorilla, chimpanzee, talking animals, distopia, genetic engineering ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, near future, 2010s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 357K
Snowpiercer (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea, Czech Republic
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, futuristic, allegory, tense ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, train, distopia, revolution, future dystopia, rebellion, winter, social differences, snow, resistance, class struggle ...
Time: future, near future, 2030s, 21st century, year 2014 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Bicentennial Man (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Richard Martin buys a gift, a new NDR-114 robot. The product is named Andrew by the youngest of the family's children. "Bicentennial Man" follows the life and times of Andrew, a robot purchased as a household appliance programmed to ...
Style: futuristic, philosophical, melancholic, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: robot, androids and robots, life philosophy, dystopic future, androids, cyborgs, existentialism, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, immortality, utopia, human android relationship ...
Time: future, 2040s, 23rd century, near future, 22nd century ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 51K
THX 1138 (1971)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: People in the future live in a totalitarian society. A technician named THX 1138 lives a mundane life between work and taking a controlled consumption of drugs that the government uses to make puppets out of people. As THX is without drugs for the ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, futuristic, intellectual, atmospheric ...
Plot: distopia, utopia, future dystopia, totalitarianism, dystopic future, surveillance, post apocalypse, cyberpunk, prison, alone in the world, fighting the system, prison escape ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Handmaid's Tale (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In a dystopicly polluted rightwing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.
Style: sexual, sexy, erotic, feminist film, visually appealing ...
Plot: distopia, impregnation, religion, totalitarian state, lesbian, sex scene, surrogate mother, rape, rebellion, slavery, political unrest, politics ...
Time: future
Place: canada, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%