Movies like Blade Runner 2049

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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
 8.0
 375K
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Genre: 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, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
Style: tech noir, futuristic, melancholic, enigmatic, bleak, thought provoking, biting, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, neo noir, bounty hunter, genetics, slave labor, investigation, violence, genetic engineering, mission, freedom fighter, police detective, pursuit, inventor, main character dies, dark future, revolution, super strength, mercilessness, ex soldier, father daughter reunion, baby, flying car, super computer, love ...
Time: future, year 1966, near future, 2040s
Place: los angeles, las vegas, california, san diego california

Most similar movies to Blade Runner 2049

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful and futuristic films with plots about murder, death, pistol, shot in the chest, flashback, fight and storytelling mostly in Thriller, Sci-Fi and Drama genres. Some movies like Blade Runner 2049: Upgrade (2018), Impostor (2001), Altered Carbon (2018), Arrival (2016), Predestination (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, cyberpunk, a.i., artificial intelligence, fugitives, neo noir, killer robot, human nature, confrontation with superior, bounty hunter, life is a bitch, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 107K
Upgrade (2018)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A brutal mugging leaves Grey Trace paralyzed in the hospital and his beloved wife dead. A billionaire inventor soon offers Trace a cure — an artificial intelligence implant called STEM that will enhance his body. Now able to walk, Grey finds that ...
Style: thought provoking, futuristic, tech noir, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, murder, implant, surgery, microchip, revenge, police, super soldier, car chase, violence, gang ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, androids and robots, on the run, manhunt, future dystopia, save the world, space and aliens, crimes, rivalry, race against time, danger, imaginary ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 104K
Altered Carbon (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After 250 years on ice, a prisoner returns to life in a new body with one chance to win his freedom: by solving a mind-bending murder.
Style: futuristic, tense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, investigation, murder, female nudity, distant future, virtual reality, police, resistance fighter, danger, adventure, deception, yakuza ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 518K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, India
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, time loop, loss, destiny, flash forward, language barrier, death of daughter, science, memory, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 2010s, future
Place: venezuela, russia, montana, china, sudan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, terrorism, time machine, bartender, mission, time paradox, bomber ...
Time: 20th century, year 1981, near future, year 1992, year 1964 ...
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 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, hacker, future dystopia, danger, technophobia, computers and web, a.i., society, computer genius, save the world, heroic mission, race against time ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s, 2000s, near future
Place: beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: artificial intelligence, a.i., man versus machine, technology, laboratory, technology gone awry, androids and robots, inventions and discoveries, military, robot, imaginary, experiment gone awry ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, futuristic, atmospheric, intellectual, twists and turns ...
Plot: parallel world, virtual reality, cyberspace, technology gone awry, murder, uncover truth, time travel, crimes, computer system, investigation, protagonist as suspect, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, 1930s, 1990s ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 176K
Dark City (1998)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.
Style: gothic, mind bending, atmospheric, tech noir, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, evil alien, future dystopia, memory, haunted by the past, mind control, alien race, paranoia, memory loss, space and aliens, mad scientist, dishonesty ...
Time: future, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 44K
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, bleak, stylized, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, future dystopia, utopia, chase, pregnancy, totalitarianism, factory, radiation, hologram, computer, technology gone awry, chases and races ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 52K
Criminal (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Bill Pope is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous ex-convict ...
Style: suspense, exciting, disturbing, intense, rough ...
Plot: cia, convict, memory, espionage, surveillance, chase, criminal, brutality, death, deception, prisoner, prison ...
Time: 2010s
Place: delaware, big ben london, west virginia, london, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 231K
Annihilation (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.
Style: disturbing, suspense, ambiguous ending, intellectual, macabre ...
Plot: expedition, mutation, scientist, transformation, female protagonist, quarantine, psychologist, research, mission, dna, missing person, mutant ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.2
 263K
Chinatown (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double ...
Style: atmospheric, mind bending, cynical, bleak, tense ...
Plot: private detective, rape, incest, investigation, murder, corruption, surveillance, dishonesty, secret, threat, haunted by the past, femme fatale ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 29K
The Final Cut (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in a world with memory implants, Robin Williams plays a cutter, someone with the power of final edit over people's recorded histories. His latest assignment is one that puts him in danger.
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, mind bending, psychological ...
Plot: haunted by the past, chase, child abuse, microchip, child birth, deadly, vengeance, society, future dystopia, life is a bitch, crimes, neo noir ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 36K
Morgan (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A corporate risk-management consultant must determine whether or not to terminate an artificial being's life that was made in a laboratory environment.
Style: suspense, intense, suspenseful, psychological, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, isolation, violence, assassin, danger, fight, brutality, escape, moral dilemma, surveillance, experiment, psychologist ...
Time: future, contemporary, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 62K
Strange Days (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a ...
Style: serious, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, police brutality, cyberpunk, violence, virtual reality, protest, chaos, uncover truth, haunted by the past, private detective, prostitute, pornography ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Cyborg 2: Glass Shadow (1993)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the year 2074, the cybernetics market is dominated by two rival companies: USA's Pinwheel Robotics and Japan's Kobayashi Electronics. Cyborgs are commonplace, used for anything from soldiers to prostitutes. Casella Reese is a prototype ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, rivalry, chase, hitman, rescue, explosion, corporation, robot, assassin, escapades, future dystopia, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 98K
Paycheck (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: memory loss, frame up, on the run, chase, danger, mystery, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, technology, betrayal, laser ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: seattle washington, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Hong Kong, China, UK
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, hacker, female protagonist, technology, terrorism, investigation, philosophy, evolution, network, robot, memory, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Don't Say a Word (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Switzerland, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret..
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, psychiatrist, island, race against time, danger, haunted by the past, cemetery, mentally unstable, crime, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, year 1991, 2000s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 23K
Unlocked (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After failing to apprehend the terrorist behind a Paris attack that claimed dozens of lives, CIA agent Alice Racine is forced to live in London as a caseworker. Her mentor unexpectedly calls her back into action when the CIA discovers that another ...
Style: suspense, exciting, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: rogue agent, cia, biohazard, spy mission, spy, betrayal, terrorism, timebomb, deception, brutality, female protagonist, biological warfare ...
Time: 2010s, year 2012
Place: paris france, moscow russia, langley virginia, big ben london, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: androids and robots, technology gone awry, a.i., future dystopia, inventions and discoveries, imaginary, danger, robot, murder, artificial intelligence, police investigation, man versus machine ...
Time: future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 426K
Children of Men (2006)
Genre: 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, bleak, futuristic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: future dystopia, chaos, heroic mission, survival, redemption, birth, mission, protest, dying, faith, human existence, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: europe, london, england, poland, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.8
 243K
The Fugitive (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Wrongfully accused of murdering his wife, Richard Kimble escapes from the law in an attempt to find her killer and clear his name. Pursuing him is a team of U.S. marshals led by Deputy Samuel Gerard, a determined detective who will not rest until ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, frame up, protagonist as suspect, on the run, uncover truth, escape, betrayal, fugitives, death sentence, doctor, corruption, framed for murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Coldest City (2017)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Sweden, USA, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, atmospheric, harsh, exciting ...
Plot: double agent, undercover agent, cold war, spy, lesbian, shooting, bisexual woman, blonde, brutality, man fights a woman, sexy woman, female assassin ...
Time: year 1987, 20th century, year 1989
Place: germany, east berlin east germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
 31K
Hotel Artemis (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, 'Hotel Artemis' follows the Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: hotel, riot police, nurse, police brutality, surveillance, disarming someone, female doctor, policewoman, one against many, assassin, martial arts, stick fight ...
Time: near future, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 251K
Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, guilt, fbi, insomnia, police corruption, blackmail, small town, police detective, investigator, investigation, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 81K
Self/less (2015)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An extremely wealthy elderly man dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness to the body of a healthy young man but everything may not be as good as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, philosophical, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: moral dilemma, immortality, uncover truth, manhunt, chase, cloning, soul transference, laboratory, body snatching, hidden identity, mad scientist, dealing with death ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, st. louis missouri, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 392K
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, bleak, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, space station, cyberpunk, politics, class conflict, race against time, radiation, outer space, society, rich and poor, ex convict, fighting the system ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: los angeles, usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%