Movies like Blade Runner 2049

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 8.0
 350K
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Hungary, Canada
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: melancholic, tech noir, futuristic, bleak, enigmatic, thought provoking, biting, suspenseful, surprise ending, tragic ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, bounty hunter, cyberpunk, genetics, investigation, violence, police detective, dark future, genetic engineering, neo noir, pursuit, freedom fighter, main character dies, inventor, mission, flying car, super strength, slave labor, father daughter reunion, baby, ex soldier, mercilessness, revolution, super computer, black bra ...
Time: future, 2040s, near future, year 1966
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 futuristic, serious, suspenseful and cerebral films with plots about murder, death, storytelling, dialogue, technology, cyberpunk and existentialism mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Blade Runner 2049: Arrival (2016), Ex Machina (2014), Ghost in the Shell (2017), The Machine (2013), Upgrade (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 8.2
 598K
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, serious ...
Plot: future dystopia, a.i., cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, fugitives, androids and robots, neo noir, neo-noir, genetics, technology gone awry, killer robot, postmodernism ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 478K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: intellectual, futuristic, suspense, enigmatic, philosophical ...
Plot: alien, spacecraft, first contact, destiny, loss, alien invasion, language barrier, flash forward, death of daughter, memory, time loop, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 2010s, future
Place: montana, china, venezuela, pakistan, sudan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 396K
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 ...
Style: tense, futuristic, clever, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, a.i., isolation, manipulation, technology, existentialism, experiment gone awry, man versus machine, human android relationship, deception, philosophy, robot ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Hong Kong, China
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: suspense, futuristic, philosophical, tech noir, stylized ...
Plot: cyberpunk, hacker, terrorism, network, evolution, female protagonist, philosophy, investigation, bisexual woman, suicide, technology, robot ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.1
 28K
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, stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: a.i., artificial intelligence, military, man versus machine, laboratory, androids and robots, experiment, experiment gone awry, technology gone awry, cold war, inventions and discoveries, imaginary ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 74K
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, tech noir, futuristic, suspenseful
Plot: cyberpunk, murder, artificial intelligence, surgery, implant, microchip, violence, revenge, car chase, police, widower, splatter ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 21K
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, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, alien, on the run, manhunt, protagonist as suspect, future dystopia, chases and races, space and aliens, imaginary, fugitives, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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, serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: parallel world, murder, cyberspace, protagonist as suspect, virtual reality, uncover truth, crimes, imaginary, a.i., investigation, technology gone awry, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, 1930s, 2020s ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 446K
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, serious, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: technology gone awry, androids and robots, a.i., future dystopia, robot, artificial intelligence, murder, imaginary, inventions and discoveries, danger, police investigation, man versus machine ...
Time: future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
 173K
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: mind bending, gothic, atmospheric, tech noir, stylized ...
Plot: evil alien, investigation, future dystopia, memory, chase, alien race, experiment, beach, paranoia, cyberpunk, serial killer, memory loss ...
Time: future, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.1
 524K
Logan (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
Style: suspense, harsh, emotional, futuristic, scenic ...
Plot: superhero, immortality, chase, redemption, survival, death of protagonist, father daughter relationship, fight scenes, road trip, mentor, anti-hero, little girl ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s
Place: mexico, north dakota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: humorous, touching, suspenseful, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: technology gone awry, robot, artificial intelligence, a.i., technology, gangster, heist, brutality, cyberpunk, androids, weapons, parents and children ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 43K
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, serious ...
Plot: prison, future dystopia, utopia, computer, chase, factory, pregnancy, radiation, totalitarianism, college, life is a bitch, hearing ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 383K
Elysium (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, space station, cyberpunk, race against time, class conflict, outer space, politics, radiation, ex convict, fighting the system, apocalypse, rich and poor ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: los angeles, usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.9
 411K
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, serious, captivating ...
Plot: future dystopia, chaos, heroic mission, survival, redemption, dying, faith, birth, hippie, rebel, aging, save the world ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: london, europe, england, seattle washington, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 453K
Minority Report (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, 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: suspenseful, interesting, clever, stylized, serious ...
Plot: murder, frame up, future dystopia, psychic, cyberpunk, fugitives, police investigation, neo noir, foreknowledge, fbi, crime, evidence ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.9
 301K
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, bleak, futuristic, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: isolation, outer space, cloning, moon, loneliness, space and aliens, hallucinations, astronaut, accident, spacecraft, hopes, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mine, hawaii, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 161K
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: technology gone awry, investigation, utopia, androids and robots, murder, robot, cyberpunk, human existence, future dystopia, special agents, life is a bitch, physical appearance ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, mind bending, psychological ...
Plot: neo noir, haunted by the past, microchip, cyberpunk, chase, child abuse, future dystopia, star, boss, crimes, deadly, society ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 61K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: murder, police brutality, cyberpunk, violence, pornography, uncover truth, private detective, prostitute, haunted by the past, chaos, protest, crime ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.2
 255K
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, bleak, cynical, clever ...
Plot: private detective, incest, investigation, murder, rape, neo noir, high society, corruption, surveillance, mystery, chinatown, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 108K
The 6th Day (2000)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: cloning, genetic engineering, murder, cyberpunk, good versus evil, back from the dead, helicopter, birthday, crimes, suburbs, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: future, twentieth century, 20th century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: patagonia, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
New Rose Hotel (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A corporate raider and his henchman use a chanteuse to lure a scientific genius away from his employer and family.
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, betrayal, gangsters, neo noir, crime gone awry, assassination attempt, genius, corporation, temptation, espionage, dangerous attraction, crimes ...
Time: future
Place: asia, usa, japan, new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 11K
Hardware (1990)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mark 13 is a government-built killing machine programmed with artificial intelligence, able to repair and recharge itself from any energy source. Through a series of coincidences, the cyborg's head ends up in the home of a sculptress as a ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, bleak, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, apocalypse, violence, artist, desert, killer robot, murder, blood, voyeur, robot as menace, apartment, man versus machine ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, serious, exciting, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corporation, explosion, assassin, robot, on the run, chase, rivalry, rescue, hitman, a.i., strong sexual content, androids and robots ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 223K
Total Recall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, 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 ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world domination, double agent, memory loss, future dystopia, suspicion, false memory, cyberpunk, mars, betrayal, resistance fighter, secret agent, gatling gun ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.2
 14K
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, suspenseful, serious, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, resort, mercenary, on the run, virtual reality, a.i., androids and robots, adventure, chases and races, imaginary, danger, escapades ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 5K
Millennium (1989)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster discovers the involvement of an organisation of time travellers from a future Earth irreparably polluted who seek to rejuvenate the human race from those about to die in the past. Based on a ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, bleak, offbeat ...
Plot: time travel, airplane, space travel, robot, investigation, scientist, airport, time warp, investigator, paradox, sole survivor, collision ...
Time: future, year 1963
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 162K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, courtroom drama, obsession, legal investigation, manipulation, perfect crime, attempted murder, lawyer, manipulations, guilt, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.5
 288K
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: serious, futuristic, atmospheric, psychological, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, fighting the system, rebellion, utopia, society, resistance, totalitarianism, betrayal, gunfight, human nature, battles, struggle ...
Time: future
Place: beijing china, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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