Movies like The Circle

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The Circle (2017)
 5.4
 89K
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, suspense, intense, tense, thought provoking, twists and turns, captivating, surprise ending, bad ending, allegory ...
Audience: teens
Plot: technology, privacy, media manipulation, surveillance, social media, internet, moral dilemma, company, distopia, female protagonist, camera, peer pressure, criminal, video surveillance, fighting the system, world politics, reality, reality tv, propaganda, alternate reality, human nature, future dystopia, life philosophy, science, workplace ...
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 futuristic, serious, thought provoking and visually appealing films with plots about technology, distopia, mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, storytelling and greed mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Circle: Black Mirror (2011), Gattaca (1997), The Giver (2014), Transcendence (2014), The Machine (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.8
 478K
Black Mirror (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
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: twists and turns, thought provoking, philosophical, serious, stylized ...
Plot: alternate reality, computers and web, social decay, distopia, society, human nature, satire, dark humor, technology, media satire, gadget, chaos ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 291K
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, twists and turns ...
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, future dystopia, discrimination, genetics, paraplegic, philosophy, society, eugenics, heart disease, space travel, destiny ...
Time: future, near future
Place: detroit, riviera, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 115K
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, philosophical, futuristic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, future dystopia, society, utopia, youth, life is a bitch, human nature, teaching the ways of the world, rebelliousness, destiny, danger, fighting the system ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 223K
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, suspenseful, tense, exciting, futuristic ...
Plot: technology, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, computers and web, resurrection, scientist, technology gone awry, chaos, hi-tech, cyberspace, inventions and discoveries, utopia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 31K
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, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, androids and robots, a.i., robot, man versus machine, laboratory, fear, technology gone awry, hi-tech, distopia, inventions and discoveries, military ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 172K
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, robot, androids and robots, technology gone awry, dystopic future, utopia, distopia, clones, murder, investigation, physical appearance ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2017
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 505K
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: mind bending, philosophical, twist ending, tense, psychological ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, isolation, technology, robot, cyberpunk, manipulation, cyborgs, human android relationship, existentialism, androids, a.i., man versus machine ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ 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: surprise ending, futuristic, thought provoking, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: future dystopia, life is a bitch, distopia, utopia, dystopic future, genetic engineering, society, politics, satire, social differences, technology, totalitarianism ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 65K
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, secret laboratory, danger, imaginary, cyborgs, alien contact, supernatural, life turned upside down, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, disability, laboratory, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, future
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 41K
Anon (2018)
Genre: Crime, 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, twists and turns, tech noir, exciting, neo noir
Plot: distopia, surveillance, female assassin, technology, murder investigation, hacker, mind control, investigation, female killer, privacy, serial killer, erased memory ...
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: thought provoking, disturbing, psychological, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: distopia, future dystopia, brainwashing, totalitarianism, fascism, against humanity, society, politics, fall in love, life is a bitch, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, britain, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 32K
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, thought provoking, twists and turns, intellectual, tense ...
Plot: surveillance, technology, memory, microchip, death, chase, haunted by the past, childbirth, child abuse, child birth, distopia, twists & turns ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, suspense, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, female protagonist, distopia, strong female lead, one woman army, female spy, technology, hacker, philosophy, female martial artist, androids ...
Time: future, near future
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 309K
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: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, psychological, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, escape, fugitives, cloning, technology gone awry, island, freedom, conspiracy, lookalikes, clones, genetics ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019, 2010s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 32K
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: psychological, twists and turns, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: space travel, locked in, technology, oxygen, memory loss, isolation, clones, cryogenics, panic, survival horror, repressed memory, female protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: futuristic, suspenseful, ambiguous ending, dark, suspense ...
Plot: freezing, isolation, survival, distopia, apocalypse, humanity, contamination, science, bunker, laboratory, save the world, alternate reality ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: tense, suspenseful, serious, meditative, psychological ...
Plot: memory, virtual reality, conspiracy, experiment gone awry, future dystopia, uncover truth, mad scientist, rebellion, technology, fighting the system, government agent, corporation ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: england, europe, london, north carolina, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.9
 195K
Brazil (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent ...
Style: cult film, surreal, thought provoking, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: fighting the system, distopia, surveillance, hallucination, dark humor, satire, mistaken identity, chase, alternate reality, paranoia, dystopic future, giant ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, london, europe, britain, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 36K
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, psychological, suspense, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: paranoia, spy, undercover, deception, rivalry, espionage, danger, escape, mind game, uninhibited rivalry, boss and employee, workplace intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, future
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
 5K
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, psychological, serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, plastic surgeon, model, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, mind game, amateur detective, disorder, technology gone awry, conspiracy, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california, los angeles, beverly hills, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 319K
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, psychological, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, rebellion, lone hero, dystopic future, fighting the system, resistance, society, utopia, totalitarianism, gunfight, dictatorship ...
Time: future, 2000s, 80s
Place: beijing china, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Finch (2021)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a robot, built to protect the life of his dying creator's beloved dog, learns about life, love, friendship, and what it means to be human.
Style: psychological, contemplative, captivating, futuristic, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: robot, post apocalypse, philosophy, friendship, loneliness, technology, society, dog, love and romance, androids and robots, love, a.i.
Time: future
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 24K
Alphaville (1965)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An American private-eye, arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet which is ruled by an evil scientist named Von Braun, who has outlawed love and self-expression.
Style: noir, neo noir, futuristic, stylized, thought provoking ...
Plot: distopia, surrealism, totalitarianism, human nature, dehumanization, creator, terminator, punishment, self fulfillment, privacy invasion, emotionless, behavior control ...
Time: future, 50s, 1950s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 3K
Listening (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Cambodia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: For years, we have tried to harness the power of the human mind… and failed. Now, one breakthrough will change everything. Beyond technology. Beyond humanity. Beyond control. David, Ryan, and Jordan hope the telepathy invention will solve all ...
Style: captivating, intense, disturbing, exciting
Plot: telepathy, mind control, technology, scientist, invention, evil corporation, experiment, mind reading, friendship, brainwashing, surveillance, government ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 42K
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the future, the government maintains control of public opinion by outlawing literature and maintaining a group of enforcers, known as "firemen", to perform the necessary book burnings. Fireman Montag begins to question the morality of ...
Style: atmospheric, futuristic, tense, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, book, totalitarianism, social decay, fighting the system, resistance, book burning, oppression, introspection, rebelliousness, satire ...
Time: future, near future, 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 49K
Disclosure (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual harassment, obsession, workplace, manipulation, promotion, false accusation, boss and employee, vengeance, power relations, rivalry, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: seattle, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: thought provoking, captivating, serious, philosophical, twists and turns ...
Plot: fighting the system, ambition, rebellion, visionary, radical, rebelliousness, idealism, lifestyle, politics, workplace, political corruption, human nature ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The China Syndrome (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A modern nightmare nearly becomes reality in this tension-filled story about an "incident" at a nuclear power plant. Jane Fonda stars as Kimberly Wells, an ambitious TV reporter covering a story on energy sources, who is present at the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, serious, tense ...
Plot: radiation, conspiracy, investigation, danger, journalism, media, control room, politics, nuclear, uncover truth, swat team, power plant ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 104K
Repo Men (2010)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the future, medical technology has advanced to the point where people can buy artificial organs to extend their lives. But if they default on payments, an organization known as the Union sends agents to repossess the organs. Remy is one of the ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, distopia, dystopic future, transplant, surrealism, black market, rebel, chase, on the run, social decay, evil corporation ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 353K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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, atmospheric, psychological, enigmatic, surreal ...
Plot: life philosophy, destiny, dystopic future, reincarnation, human nature, life & death, distopia, death, karma, multiple storylines, love and romance, supernatural ...
Time: future, 1930s, 20th century, 21st century, 19th century ...
Place: san francisco, hawaii, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%