Movies like The Giver

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The Giver (2014)
 6.5
 112K
The Giver (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, futuristic, atmospheric, philosophical, suspenseful, exciting, serious, melancholic, intense, contemplative ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, society, future dystopia, youth, utopia, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, destiny, danger, human nature, fighting the system, humanity, chases and races, memory, friendship, community, black and white segues into color, haunted by the past, runaway, socialism, truth, father son relationship, mentor, childhood ...
Time: future

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Most similar movies to The Giver

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out futuristic, serious, visually appealing and thought provoking films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, technology, distopia and life philosophy mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Giver: Divergent (2014), The Host (2013), The Maze Runner (2014), Equals (2015), Equilibrium (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 427K
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: fighting the system, distopia, society, survival, youth, future dystopia, training, rebelliousness, heroine, young heroes, chosen one, rebellion ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.9
 111K
The Host (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland, UK
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, girls' night
Plot: romance, teenage love, evil alien, power of love, love and romance, youth, true love, invasion, apocalypse, survival, vestiges of humanity, interspecies romance ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.8
 420K
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: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, adventure, maze, apocalypse, imaginary, youth, trapped, society, distopia, memory loss, young heroes, future dystopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.1
 28K
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: futuristic, complex, artsy, intense, intellectual ...
Plot: utopia, dystopic future, infected, love, depression, society, relationships, apocalypse, outer space, loneliness, lie, medication ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.4
 312K
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, rebellion, society, fighting the system, lone hero, utopia, resistance, gunfight, dystopic future, totalitarianism, dictatorship ...
Time: future, 80s, 2000s
Place: beijing china, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.2
 219K
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, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: future dystopia, teenage love, tough girl, fighting the system, female fighter, post apocalypse, heroes, good versus evil, against the rules, danger, youth, rebellion ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, strong female character, distopia, future dystopia, rebellion, survival, society, fighting the system, against the odds, youth, rivalry, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: future dystopia, survival, young heroes, contests and competitions, heroes, rivalry, youth, against the odds, society, danger, death, killings ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 6.7
 371K
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, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, distopia, dystopic future, race against time, society, time, fighting the system, on the run, class differences, love and romance, social differences ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, future dystopia, survival, competition, young heroes, rebellion, post apocalypse, contests and competitions, distopia, danger, mentor, warrior ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 500K
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, serious, exciting, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, future dystopia, androids and robots, artificial intelligence, cyborgs, technology gone awry, a.i., hi-tech, man versus machine, cyberpunk, androids, danger ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, captivating, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political corruption, politics, totalitarianism, idealism, human spirit, society, workplace, workplace intrigue, hopes, ambition, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
Time: future, year 2016, year 2017
Place: usa, colorado, new york, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Space Between Us (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young man raised by scientists on Mars returns to Earth to find his father.
Style: romantic, futuristic, light, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, adventure, love story, mars, astronaut, space colony, scientist, travel, teenager, search for father, fish out of water, outer space ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 85K
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, suspense, intense, thought provoking, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: technology, privacy, company, social media, internet, moral dilemma, media manipulation, surveillance, camera, distopia, female protagonist, peer pressure ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 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, suspense, romantic, serious
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: future dystopia, forbidden love, society, fall in love, danger, against the rules, escapades, romance, fighting the system, teenager, strong female presence, young lovers ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, post apocalypse, survival, maze, adventure, young heroes, immunity, danger, confined, imaginary, on the run, resistance ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.6
 217K
The 100 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
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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, youth, leadership, space station, danger, rivalry, nuclear war, young heroes, fate of humanity, betrayal, survivor ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.6
 420K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, space station, cyborgs, outer space, distopia, class conflict, politics, race against time, radiation, society, dystopic future ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: los angeles, usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 63K
The Signal (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three college students on a road trip across the Southwest experience a detour – the tracking of a computer genius who has already hacked into MIT and exposed security faults. When the trio find themselves drawn to an eerily isolated area, ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, futuristic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hacker, danger, secret laboratory, imaginary, alien contact, life turned upside down, supernatural, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, disability, cyborgs, laboratory, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, future
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.1
 324K
Snowpiercer (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
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, rough ...
Plot: future dystopia, rebellion, revolution, post apocalypse, survival, social differences, train, resistance, society, snow, distopia, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2030s, year 2014, near future ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 48K
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: futuristic, thought provoking, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: distopia, totalitarianism, prison, utopia, future dystopia, fighting the system, hologram, technology gone awry, chaos, separated, surveillance, crimes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Handmaid's Tale (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 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: contemplative, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: political unrest, impregnation, distopia, rebellion, pregnancy, slavery, escape, rape, sexism, paranoia, surrogate mother, politics ...
Time: future
Place: canada, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 689K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, plague, future dystopia, loneliness, isolation, heroes, experiment, deadly creature, quarantine ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 8.6
 1.5M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: mind bending, futuristic, thought provoking, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, end of the world, expedition, black hole, father daughter relationship, heroic mission, time paradox, space exploration, parallel world ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 69K
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, artsy, futuristic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, parallel world, true love, alternate reality, gravity, romance, love and romance, old love, power of love, lovers apart, wanted, lovers reunited ...
Time: future
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 21K
After the Dark (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Indonesia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: At an international school in Jakarta, a philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to choose which ten of them would take shelter underground and reboot the human race in the event of a nuclear apocalypse.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, surprise ending, philosophical, captivating ...
Plot: survival, teacher, youth, human nature, social relations, danger, disorder, bunker, experiment gone awry, teachers and students, philosophy, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
It's All About Love (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Denmark, France, Canada, Spain, USA, Japan, Sweden, UK, Italy, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of two lovers and their attempts to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse. John, and world-famous ice skating star, Elena, are about to sign divorce papers when they realise that, in spite of ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, philosophical, enigmatic, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: apocalypse, cloning, lovers on the run, romance, future dystopia, couple relations, chaos, danger, life is a bitch, estrangement, airport, divorce ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.8
 1.1M
Avatar (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.
Style: futuristic, exciting, captivating, breathtaking, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: fantasy world, culture clash, scientist, alien planet, alien, creature, adventure, warrior, space and aliens, benign alien, space travel, alien encounter ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 8.2
 1.0M
V for Vendetta (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he ...
Style: captivating, futuristic, intense, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fighting the system, revolution, vengeance, distopia, anti hero, freedom, rebellion, future dystopia, vigilantism, society, mysterious character, anti heroes ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.3
 169K
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, future dystopia, androids and robots, technology gone awry, robot, utopia, dystopic future, clones, murder, investigation, physical appearance, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2017
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%