Movies like Elysium

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Elysium (2013)
 6.6
 400K
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 official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that, if successful, will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.
Style: futuristic, exciting, bleak, suspenseful, epic, serious, stylized, surprise ending, intense, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, space station, cyberpunk, class conflict, radiation, politics, outer space, race against time, society, rich and poor, ex convict, cyborgs, ecological disaster, fighting the system, poverty, space and aliens, heroes, psychopath, struggle, life is a bitch, leader, powerful corporation, destruction, hi-tech, high society ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: los angeles, usa, south africa

Most similar movies to Elysium

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out futuristic, serious, suspenseful and stylized films with plots about murder, dialogue, violence, technology, explosion, dystopic future and shot to death mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Elysium: Oblivion (2013), Snowpiercer (2013), Chappie (2015), District 9 (2009), Equilibrium (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 459K
Oblivion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, suspense, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, post apocalypse, apocalypse, disorder, mysterious character, vestiges of humanity, evil alien, alien encounter, space and aliens, a.i., destruction, danger ...
Time: future
Place: pentagon, empire state building manhattan new york city, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.1
 246K
Snowpiercer (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea, Czech Republic
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, suspenseful, surreal, rough ...
Plot: future dystopia, rebellion, revolution, post apocalypse, survival, social differences, resistance, snow, society, vestiges of humanity, social class, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 216K
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: suspenseful, exciting, humorous, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, robot, technology gone awry, a.i., cyberpunk, gangster, heist, brutality, technology, parents and children, weapons, androids ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 610K
District 9 (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA, New Zealand, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Aliens land in South Africa and, with their ship totally disabled, have no way home. Years later, after living in a slum and wearing out their welcome the 'Non-Humans' are being moved to a new tent city overseen by Multi-National United ...
Style: serious, biting, rough, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, alien encounter, human nature, transformation, manhunt, racism, alien, genetics, discrimination, life is a bitch, slum, civil rights ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 298K
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, atmospheric, psychological, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, rebellion, fighting the system, gunfight, utopia, resistance, totalitarianism, lone hero, society, betrayal, human nature, dictatorship ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: beijing china, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 349K
In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, race against time, time, social differences, fighting the system, society, love and romance, on the run, chase, poverty, survival ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to ...
Style: futuristic, semi serious, humorous, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, space travel, space and aliens, adventure, space wars, heroic mission, good versus evil, creature, team, self sacrifice, mission ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 25K
Silent Running (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In a future Earth barren of all flora and fauna, the planet's ecosystems exist only in large pods attached to spacecraft. When word comes in that the pods are to be jettisoned into space and destroyed so that the spacecraft can be reused for ...
Style: captivating, serious, light, tragic ending, psychotronic ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, robot, environmentalism, greenhouse, biosphere, androids and robots, destiny, fighting the system, extinction, man versus machine ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 283K
Total Recall (1990)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, secret agents, memory loss, outer space, chase, resistance, secret agent, false memory, space colony, mars, falsely accused ...
Time: future, 21st century, 1990s, 80s
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 164K
Surrogates (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, technology gone awry, utopia, androids and robots, investigation, murder, future dystopia, human existence, robot, special agents, life risking, clones ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 963K
V for Vendetta (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he ...
Style: futuristic, captivating, stylized, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, vengeance, future dystopia, rebellion, mysterious character, vigilantism, freedom, life is a bitch, society, disguise, political corruption ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, britain, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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, computers and web, danger, technophobia, computer genius, society, a.i., heroic mission, save the world, race against time ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2000s, 2020s
Place: beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 184K
The 100 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Based on the books by Kass Morgan, this show takes place 100 years in the future, when the Earth has been abandoned due to radioactivity. The last surviving humans live on an ark orbiting the planet — but the ark won't last forever. So the ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, youth, leadership, danger, space station, young heroes, betrayal, rivalry, rebellion, heroes, against the rules ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 8.6
 1.3M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, serious, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, end of the world, parallel world, black hole, space exploration, heroic mission, wormhole, expedition, time paradox ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 65K
The Postman (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: In 2013 there are no highways, no I-ways, no dreams of a better tomorrow, only scattered survivors across what was once the Unites States. Into this apocalyptic wasteland comes an enigmatic drifter with a mule, a knack for Shakespeare and something ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, adventure, vestiges of humanity, drifter, post war, postman, leadership, life is a bitch, danger, justice, dystopic future ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, 2040s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 403K
Divergent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In a world divided into factions based on personality types, Tris learns that she's been classified as Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: youth, survival, future dystopia, fighting the system, rebellion, danger, young heroes, society, mentor, training, rebelliousness, heroes ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Terminator Salvation (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: All grown up in post-apocalyptic 2018, John Connor must lead the resistance of humans against the increasingly dominating militaristic robots. But when Marcus Wright appears, his existence confuses the mission as Connor tries to determine whether ...
Style: futuristic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, man versus machine, killer robot, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, save the world, army, androids and robots, dystopic future, fate of humanity, resistance, destiny ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 230K
Total Recall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: mind bending, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, double agent, world domination, memory loss, betrayal, suspicion, false memory, spy, resistance fighter, on the run, uncover truth, resistance ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 63K
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, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: cyberpunk, murder, police brutality, violence, virtual reality, protest, chaos, haunted by the past, uncover truth, private detective, prostitute, pornography ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 27K
The Omega Man (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: suspenseful, bleak, scary, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, survival, isolation, danger, zombie, vestiges of humanity, heroic mission, life is a bitch, genetically altered, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, transformation ...
Time: future, near future, year 1975, year 1977
Place: los angeles, usa, china, woodstock, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 147K
Demolition Man (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, has escaped during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with his violent ways and turn to his captor, John Spartan, who had also been ...
Style: futuristic, semi serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: utopia, cyberpunk, police, martial arts, violence, car chase, foot chase, good versus evil, betrayal, one man army, future dystopia, tough heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 1990s, year 1996 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.7
 1.5M
The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.
Style: mind bending, thought provoking, cerebral, exciting, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, chosen one, hacker, save the world, artificial intelligence, philosophy, man versus machine, virtual reality, mentor, existentialism, cyberspace ...
Time: future, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 48K
Logan's Run (1976)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: All citizens get a chance of being 'renewed' in a Civic Ceremony at their 30th birthday, unless they run and escape before their time comes.
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: totalitarianism, apocalypse, chase, utopia, robot, on the run, laser, murder, escape, killer robot, plastic surgery, teleportation ...
Time: future
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 4.1
 1K
Deathsport (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: 1000 years into the future, after the Great Neutron Wars, the world is divided into desert wastelands and isolated city-states. Notorious "Desert Ranger" Kaz is forced to fight in the DeathSport, dueling on futuristic motorcycle ...
Style: futuristic, serious, stylized, tense, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, survival, chase, against the odds, leadership, deadly, chaos, battles, rivalry, vengeance, danger, society ...
Time: future
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 90K
Lockout (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the near future, Lockout follows a falsely convicted ex-government agent , whose one chance at obtaining freedom lies in the dangerous mission of rescuing the President's daughter from rioting convicts at an outer space maximum security ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space station, outer space, hotshot hero, heroic mission, convict, group of criminals, prison, hostage, danger, kidnapping, conspiracy, confined ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Escape from New York (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, prison, cyberpunk, kidnapping, anti hero, race against time, rescue, hostage, lone wolves, prison escape, loner, taxi driver ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 49K
Soldier (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sergeant Todd is a veteran soldier for an elite group of the armed forces. After being defeated by a new breed of genetically engineered soldiers, he is dumped on a waste planet and left for dead. He soon interacts with a group of crash survivors ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genetic engineering, space travel, military, soldier, one man army, rescue, presumed dead, survival, master warrior, space and aliens, escapades, heroes ...
Time: future, year 1996
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.1
 638K
Blade Runner (1982)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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, thought provoking, atmospheric, tech noir, stylized ...
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, a.i., artificial intelligence, fugitives, killer robot, neo noir, existentialism, androids and robots, human nature, confrontation with superior, bounty hunter ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, androids and robots, a.i., man versus machine, laboratory, technology gone awry, inventions and discoveries, military, robot, disorder, programmer, chaos ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, rough, bleak, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, rivalry, hitman, on the run, rescue, explosion, corporation, robot, assassin, uninhibited rivalry, androids and robots, chases and races ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%