Movies like War for the Planet of the Apes

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War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
 7.5
 196K
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, New Zealand
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.
Style: epic, suspense, surprise ending, tragic ending, emotional, intense, realistic, compassionate, dramatic, reflective ...
Plot: ape, obsession, anthropomorphism, survival, vengeance, virus, tragedy, brutality, revenge, redemption, betrayal, torture, slavery, sniper, horse, post apocalypse, jungle, journey, thief, mountain, prison escape, army, monkey, militant, friendship ...
Time: near future

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Most similar movies to War for the Planet of the Apes

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surprise ending, exciting, suspense and futuristic films with plots about violence, explosion, danger, death, betrayal, rescue and chase mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like War for the Planet of the Apes: Kong: Skull Island (2017), Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), The Legend of Tarzan (2016), Allegiant (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A group of scientists in San Francisco struggle to stay alive in the aftermath of a plague that is wiping out humanity, while Caesar tries to maintain dominance over his community of intelligent apes.
Style: tense, exciting, bleak, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: leader, scientist, plague, survival, leadership, monkey, forest, ape, colony, rebel, expedition, genetically altered ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2020s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ 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: exciting, captivating, thought provoking, suspense, biting ...
Plot: experiment gone awry, rebellion, intelligence, alzheimer's disease, imaginary, inventions and discoveries, fight for supremacy, monkey, genetically altered, virus, scientist, leader ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, near future, future
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Explore the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, exciting, absurd, entertaining ...
Plot: island, gunfight, danger, death, self sacrifice, bomb, giant animal, survival, expedition, adventure, jungle, prehistoric creature ...
Time: 70s, year 1944, year 1973, 20th century, 1940s
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, thailand, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who ...
Style: suspense, tragic ending, sinister, surprise ending
Plot: desert, cure, murder, city, battle, zombie, fight, scientist, survival, good versus evil, illness, runner ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.
Style: suspense, futuristic, exciting, epic, tragic ending ...
Plot: rebellion, space travel, space battle, war, star wars, resistance, redemption, good versus evil, survival, space opera, supernatural power, mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.
Style: surprise ending, entertaining, absurd, melancholic, scenic
Plot: jungle, tarzan, feral child, slavery, chase, revenge, good versus evil, greed, colonialism, survival, betrayal, swashbuckler ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: africa, congo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 93K
Allegiant (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Beatrice Prior and Tobias Eaton venture into the world outside of the fence and are taken into protective custody by a mysterious agency known as the Bureau of Genetic Welfare.
Style: futuristic, suspense, surprise ending, bad ending, entertaining
Plot: good versus evil, survival, teenagers, surveillance, genetics, technology, manipulation, utopia, betrayal, brainwashing, cyberpunk, chase ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
 9K
Occupation (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A small group of town residents have to band together after a devastating ground invasion. As they struggle to survive, they realize they must stay one step ahead of their attackers, and work together for a chance to strike back.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: extraterrestrial, alien invasion, alien abduction, survivor, knife, axe, flash forward, teenager, self sacrifice, teenage boy, waitress, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 8.1
 542K
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, emotional, futuristic, scenic, harsh ...
Plot: chase, survival, superhero, death of protagonist, road trip, older man younger man relationship, mutant, apocalypse, little girl, evil corporation, father daughter relationship, dark hero ...
Time: future, near future, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa, north dakota, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Framed for crimes against the country, the G.I. Joe team is terminated by Presidential order. This forces the G.I. Joes into not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, surprise ending, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: military, good versus evil, president, nuclear threat, world domination, soldier, terrorism, surveillance, battle, explosion, conspiracy, missile ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pakistan, pentagon, big ben london, north korea, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 40K
Enemy Mine (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A soldier from Earth crashlands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, talky, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, friendship, racism, alien, space wars, survival, interracial relations, stranded, danger, severed ear, space battle, planet ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Assault on Devil's Island (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When one of Mike McBride's men goes rogue and takes a group of gymnasts hostage to Devil's Island in exchange for the return of drug lord Carlos Gallindo, the SEALS face their most perilous assignment yet.
Style: rough, sexy, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, island, race against time, betrayal, kidnapping, hostage, chases and races, tough heroes, gang, escapades, crimes, hostages ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: caribbean, seattle, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 26K
The Omega Man (1971)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, apocalypse, survival, zombie, chaos, danger, siege, rivalry, heroic mission, future dystopia, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future, year 1977, near future
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.4
 69K
Red Dawn (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky - shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: invasion, small town, resistance, survival, occupation, patriotism, danger, adventure, heroic mission, against the odds, rivalry, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, russia, latin america, china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 36K
Extinction (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A chief mechanic at a factory, haunted by apocalyptic nightmares, becomes a hero when Earth is invaded by a mysterious army bent on destruction.
Style: suspense, light, surprise ending
Plot: danger, destruction, mother daughter relationship, soldier, self mutilation, pistol, father daughter relationship, flashback, little girl, crying, punched in the face, party ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 193K
Insurgent (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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, serious, suspense, surprise ending, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, future dystopia, heroes, coming of age, fighting the system, rebellion, danger, youth, dishonesty, society, misfit, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.2
 89K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, danger, obsessive quest, adventure, survival, mysterious character, teenage life, alien invasion, end of the world, youth, genocide, tsunami ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, tower bridge london, bangkok thailand, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Bleeding Steel (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jackie Chan stars as a hardened special forces agent who fights to protect a young woman from a sinister criminal gang. At the same time, he feels a special connection to the young woman, like they met in a different life.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, bleak, futuristic ...
Plot: agent, criminal gang, danger, betrayal, police, martial arts, gunfight, fight, transformation, friendship, police investigation, vengeance ...
Time: future, 2020s, near future, 2000s
Place: sydney australia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China, Canada
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Autobots and Decepticons are at war, with humans on the sidelines. Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.
Style: surprise ending, cliffhanger, entertaining, absurd, idiotic ...
Plot: robot, end of the world, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, knight, culture clash, giant robots, technology, fight scenes, alternate reality, revenge, survival ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s, future
Place: england, washington d.c., china, africa, tower bridge london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.4
 86K
The Predator (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspense, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: military, hunter, machismo, massacre, predator, alien, warrior, fear, destruction, invisibility, alien race, alien technology ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: georgia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, survival, revenge, torture, burned alive, military, soldier, danger, one man army, martial arts, escape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: vietnam, asia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 112K
Rampage (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Primatologist Davis Okoye shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, touching, surprise ending
Plot: monster, destruction, mutation, transformation, fear, rage, animal attack, chase, gorilla, wolf, rescue, military ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, san diego california, colorado, chicago illinois, illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 50K
Mortal Engines (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Set in a world many thousands of years in the future. Earth’s cities now roam the globe on huge wheels, devouring each other in a struggle for ever diminishing resources. On one of these massive Traction Cities, Tom Natsworthy has an unexpected ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, captivating, entertaining, sinister ...
Plot: steampunk, resistance, survival, artifact, save the world, revenge, danger, machine, post apocalypse, love and romance, robot, post apocalyptic ...
Time: future
Place: asia, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 3.7
 1K
Scorcher (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The only hope for humanity to survive a natural disaster is to detonate a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, race against time, danger, evacuation, apocalypse, rescue, secret agents, city life, daring rescue, escapades, terrorism, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, antarctica, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.3
 37K
Robin Hood (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, captivating, stylized, scenic ...
Plot: robin hood, thief, village, crossbow, sheriff, hoodie, archer, steampunk, crimes, corrupted ruler, heroes, money ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, dungeon, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Star Trek Beyond (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China, United Arab Emirates, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.
Style: futuristic, exciting, entertaining, cerebral, melancholic ...
Plot: space opera, stranded, space travel, star trek, alien, chase, teleportation, motorcycle, revenge, transformation, vengeance, good versus evil ...
Time: 23rd century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be ...
Style: exciting, suspense, bleak, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, chase, dark hero, survival, apocalypse, desert, danger, dark future, chases and races, insanity, post apocalyptic, brutality ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 118 min.
Story: From the Egyptian desert to deep below the polar ice caps, the elite G.I. JOE team uses the latest in next-generation spy and military equipment to fight the corrupt arms dealer Destro and the growing threat of the mysterious Cobra organization to ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, comic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, military, soldier, danger, heroic mission, terrorist, future dystopia, government, attack, gunfight, person on fire, world domination ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 1600s
Place: egypt, moscow russia, japan, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 75K
Hardcore Henry (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Henry, a newly resurrected cyborg who must save his wife/creator from the clutches of a psychotic tyrant with telekinetic powers, AKAN, and his army of mercenaries. Fighting alongside Henry is Jimmy, who is Henry's only hope to make it through ...
Style: stylized, exciting, bloody, entertaining, intense ...
Plot: murder, car chase, violence, chase, gunfight, mad scientist, extreme violence, stylized violence, revenge, fight scenes, gore, cloning ...
Time: near future
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 159K
Tomb Raider (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.
Style: suspense, exciting, surprise ending, captivating, tense ...
Plot: chase, inheritance, gunfight, island, peril, survival, rescue, jungle, female fighter, father daughter relationship, courage, female protagonist ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: hong kong, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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