Movies like The Circle

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The Circle (2017)
 5.3
 95K
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 actions will determine the future of humanity.
Style: futuristic, intense, exciting, tense, thought provoking, captivating, psychological, bad ending, political, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: technology, distopia, privacy, video surveillance, women, fighting the system, internet, social media, media manipulation, science, suspense, reality, propaganda, world politics, life philosophy, catastrophe, twists and turns, betrayal, mentor, greed, workplace, company, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, new job ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: scotland

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Most similar movies to The Circle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, thought provoking, visually appealing and futuristic films with plots about technology, distopia, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, storytelling and first contact mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Circle: The Machine (2013), Surrogates (2009), Gattaca (1997), The Signal (2014), The Giver (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.0
 32K
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, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, androids and robots, robot, a.i., distopia, cyborgs, laboratory, inventions and discoveries, secret laboratory, programmer, suspense, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england
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100%
 6.3
 177K
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, bleak, suspenseful, surreal, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, distopia, cyberpunk, androids and robots, dystopic future, technology gone awry, utopia, cloning, clones, future dystopia, physical appearance, virtual reality ...
Time: future, year 2017, 2010s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 310K
Gattaca (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, intellectual, neo noir, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, genetics, twists and turns, discrimination, society, eugenics, paraplegic, future dystopia, science, utopia, deception ...
Time: future, near future
Place: riviera, detroit, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 67K
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: futuristic, surreal, suspenseful, mind bending, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hacker, alien, twists and turns, road trip, alien invasion, suspense, cyborgs, computer hacker, alien contact, space, secret laboratory, existentialism ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.4
 121K
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 ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night, family outing
Plot: distopia, memory, post apocalypse, youth, future dystopia, community, society, runaway, humanity, life is a bitch, utopia, rebelliousness ...
Time: future, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.2
 232K
Transcendence (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, China, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two leading computer scientists work toward their goal of Technological Singularity, as a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent them from creating a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain.
Style: thought provoking, futuristic, philosophical, exciting, intellectual ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, technology, scientist, consciousness, resurrection, technology gone awry, hi-tech, chaos, computers and web, a.i., nanotechnology, utopia ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.8
 560K
Black Mirror (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A contemporary British re-working of The Twilight Zone with stories that tap into the collective unease about our modern world.  Over the last ten years, technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives before we've had time to ...
Style: philosophical, serious, thought provoking, clever, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: technology, twists and turns, alternate reality, distopia, human nature, satire, social decay, society, media satire, computers and web, media, dark humor ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: thought provoking, futuristic, surprise ending, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: distopia, life is a bitch, future dystopia, utopia, dystopic future, conspiracy, genetic engineering, satire, social differences, society, totalitarianism, apocalypse ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 555K
Ex Machina (2014)
Genre: Drama, 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: psychological, philosophical, twist ending, futuristic, mind bending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, robot, isolation, technology, existentialism, cyberpunk, manipulation, suspense, cyborgs, androids, androids and robots, female robot ...
Time: future, near future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 320K
The Island (2005)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to The Island — reportedly the last ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, intense, psychological, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: distopia, escape, cloning, fugitives, technology gone awry, future dystopia, conspiracy, island, clones, utopia, lookalikes, dystopic future ...
Time: future, year 2019, 2010s, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Hong Kong, China, Canada
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, stylized, neo noir, cerebral ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyberpunk, female protagonist, distopia, cyborgs, artificial intelligence, robot, technology, tough girl, female martial artist, chase, terrorism, one woman army ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 46K
Anon (2018)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in a near-future world where there is no privacy, ignorance or anonymity, our private memories are recorded and crime almost ceases to exist. In trying to solve a series of unsolved murders, Sal Frieland stumbles onto a young woman who appears ...
Style: tense, exciting, mind bending, futuristic, twisted ...
Audience: adult
Plot: distopia, hacker, technology, murder investigation, female assassin, investigation, mind control, surveillance, serial killer, police, police officer, mysterious woman ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, psychological, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: distopia, brainwashing, politics, totalitarianism, future dystopia, torture, fascism, surveillance, female nudity, alternate reality, political corruption, society ...
Time: future, year 1984, 80s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, united kingdom, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Infinity Chamber (2016)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A man trapped in an automated prison must outsmart a computer in order to escape and try and find his way back to the outside world that may already be wiped out.
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense, touching, surreal ...
Plot: time paradox, suspense, escape, artificial intelligence, jail, subconscious, escape attempt, man versus machine, father son relationship, prisoner, reality, prison escape ...
Time: near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 65K
The Peripheral (2022)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Stuck in a small Appalachian town, a young woman’s only escape from the daily grind is playing advanced video games. She is such a good player that a company sends her a new video game system to test…but it has a surprise in store. It unlocks ...
Style: exciting, thrilling, futuristic, clever, dark
Plot: technology, distopia, alternate reality, cyberpunk, computer, apocalypse, supernatural, time machine, war veteran, broken family, gamer, young woman ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 34K
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: psychological, intellectual, thought provoking, philosophical, tense ...
Plot: distopia, surveillance, cyberpunk, memory, twists and turns, suspense, death, existentialism, dystopic future, social satire, afterlife, deception ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 366K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, China
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, futuristic, surreal, enigmatic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: distopia, destiny, reincarnation, life & death, multiple storylines, life philosophy, dystopic future, existentialism, death, post apocalypse, human nature, karma ...
Time: future, 20th century, year 1936, year 1975, 2010s ...
Place: san francisco, belgium, seoul, south korea, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.1
 12K
Air (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the near future, breathable air is nonexistent. Virtually all of humanity has disappeared, and those chosen to reestablish society reside in a controlled state of suspended animation. Two engineers tasked with guarding the last hope for mankind ...
Style: suspenseful, ambiguous ending, dark, thought provoking, sinister ...
Plot: apocalypse, distopia, post apocalypse, survival, isolation, suspense, humanity, science, freezing, disaster, alternate reality, alone in the world ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 5.6
 38K
Paranoia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his boss's old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage.
Style: suspenseful, sexy, entertaining, exciting, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: spy, paranoia, suspense, workplace, betrayal, deception, undercover, rivalry, escape, mind game, uninhibited rivalry, revenge ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After his girlfriend, Julie and two best friends are killed in a tragic auto accident, Nick struggles to cope with his loss and grief. Suffering from migraine-like seizures, Nick soon discovers that he has the power to change the past via his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, mind bending, erotic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: time travel, destiny, changing the past or future, sent to the past, suspense, supernatural ability, childhood, suicide, supernatural, haunted by the past, hopes, time ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 7K
Millennium (1989)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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: serious, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, apocalyptic ...
Plot: time travel, disaster, airplane, time warp, robot, distopia, investigator, paradox, scientist, airport, investigation, collision ...
Time: future, distant future, year 1963
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 41K
Oxygen (2021)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman wakes in a cryogenic chamber with no recollection of how she got there, and must find a way out before running out of air.
Style: suspenseful, apocalyptic, psychological, captivating, futuristic ...
Plot: oxygen, isolation, suspense, space travel, memory loss, escape, pandemic, virus, trapped in space, computer, cryogenics, repressed memory ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Passion of Mind (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When Marie, a widow in Provence with two daughters, locks her bedroom door and goes to sleep, she dreams about Marty, a literary agent in Manhattan who dreams equally vividly about Marie. The women look alike. Marie meets William who begins to court ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, philosophical, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: double life, twists and turns, dream, dreams, psychology, alternate reality, unfulfillment, single parent, mental illness, friendship, mother daughter relationship, dead husband ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: new york, new jersey, france, paris france, provence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Atlas Shrugged: Part II (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The global economy is on the brink of collapse. Brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continue to mysteriously disappear. Unemployment has risen to 24%. Gas is now $42 per gallon. Dagny Taggart, Vice President in Charge of Operations ...
Style: philosophical, exciting, absurd, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, cheerleading, twists and turns, rebellion, ambition, visionary, radical, workplace, rebelliousness, idealism, politics ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 21K
Immortal (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York City in the year 2095 where genetically altered humans live side by side with unaltered men and women.
Style: dark fantasy, surreal, futuristic, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, distopia, cyborgs, mythology, parallel universe, dystopic future, transformation, mutant, genetics, society, lone hero ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Astronaut's Wife (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When astronaut Spencer Armacost returns to Earth after a mission that nearly cost him his life, he decides to take a desk job in order to see his beautiful wife, Jillian, more often. Gradually, Jillian notices that Spencer's personality seems ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, surprise ending, scary, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space, woman in danger, alien, astronaut, pregnancy, nasa, paranoia, space travel, space and aliens, secrets, suspense, suburbs ...
Time: 90s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 6K
Looker (1981)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection. The operations are a resounding success. But when someone starts killing his beautiful patients, Dr. Roberts becomes suspicious and ...
Style: suspenseful, sexy, futuristic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, plastic surgeon, serial killer, suspense, obsession, murder mystery, model, greed, computer, technology gone awry, amateur detective, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california, beverly hills, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 12K
Brainstorm (1983)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two brilliant research scientists have invented a device capable of recording and playing back sensory experiences only to have devastating results when one of them records their own death.
Style: suspenseful, meditative, psychological, futuristic, intense ...
Plot: virtual reality, memory, cyberpunk, imagination, conspiracy, transformation, experiment gone awry, uncover truth, future dystopia, mad scientist, rebellion, computer ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: england, europe, london, rio de janeiro, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When his army unit was ambushed during the first Gulf War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw saved his fellow soldiers just as his commanding officer, then-Captain Ben Marco, was knocked unconscious. Brokering the incident for political capital, Shaw eventually ...
Style: psychological, clever, political, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, gulf war, political conspiracy, suspense, brainwashing, mind control, sniper, senator, politics, assassination, political corruption, surveillance ...
Time: 20th century, future, year 1991
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A two-hour Battlestar Galactica special that tells the story of the Battlestar Pegasus several months prior to it finding the Galactica.
Style: futuristic, exciting, tense, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space opera, space and aliens, survival, androids and robots, betrayal, fight scenes, humanity, transformation, twists and turns, space, brutality, life philosophy ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%