Movies like Elysium

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Elysium (2013)
 6.6
 410K
Elysium (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico, Canada
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, visually appealing, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, space station, cyborgs, class conflict, outer space, politics, race against time, distopia, radiation, society, fighting the system, rich and poor, dystopic future, anti hero, ex convict, anti heroes, ecological disaster, space and aliens, heroes, psychopath, struggle, life is a bitch, leader, powerful corporation ...
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, suspenseful, serious and stylized films with plots about distopia, technology, gun, murder, violence, dialogue and shot to death mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Elysium: Snowpiercer (2013), Oblivion (2013), District 9 (2009), Chappie (2015), Equilibrium (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 287K
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: thought provoking, futuristic, suspenseful, rough, surreal ...
Plot: future dystopia, revolution, rebellion, survival, post apocalypse, social differences, snow, chaos, resistance, train, society, winter ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future, 2030s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 472K
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: twists and turns, futuristic, mind bending, cerebral, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, post apocalypse, apocalypse, dystopic future, survival, space and aliens, resistance, disorder, danger, catastrophe, vestiges of humanity, alien encounter ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.9
 625K
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, suspense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, alien encounter, distopia, human nature, alien, transformation, racism, manhunt, discrimination, life is a bitch, fictional reality, slum ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.8
 223K
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: robot, artificial intelligence, technology gone awry, technology, a.i., cyborgs, cyberpunk, androids, gangsters, weapons, gangster, heist ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 305K
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, philosophical, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, rebellion, fighting the system, lone hero, gunfight, society, utopia, totalitarianism, distopia, resistance, betrayal, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, 80s, 2000s
Place: china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.7
 360K
In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, 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, serious, philosophical, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, dystopic future, race against time, fighting the system, society, time, social differences, class differences, on the run, love and romance, chase ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.3
 235K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, double agent, world domination, memory loss, betrayal, secret agents, fictional reality, suspicion, false memory, spy, resistance fighter, on the run ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.2
 996K
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: captivating, futuristic, stylized, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, vengeance, future dystopia, society, freedom, vigilantism, rebellion, distopia, mysterious character, anti heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 137K
Upgrade (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, 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: futuristic, thought provoking, tech noir, experimental, suspenseful ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, super soldier, microchip, murder, nanotechnology, distopia, implant, car chase, surgery, morgue, cyborgs ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 1.4M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, futuristic, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, time travel, end of the world, time paradox, black hole, expedition, heroic mission, parallel world, space exploration, distant planet ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 92K
Lockout (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, USA
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, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: outer space, space station, hotshot hero, heroic mission, convict, group of criminals, prison, hostage, lone hero, danger, kidnapping, conspiracy ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 26K
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: contemplative, serious, captivating, cult film, light ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, outer space, robot, distopia, fighting the system, environmentalism, biosphere, greenhouse, factory, androids and robots ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 167K
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, technology gone awry, utopia, androids and robots, robot, future dystopia, investigation, murder, clones, human existence, special agents, life risking ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2017
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 67K
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: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, adventure, vestiges of humanity, dystopic future, drifter, postman, post apocalypse, leadership, life is a bitch, danger, post war ...
Time: future, 2040s, 2010s, 21st century, year 2013
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 53K
Automata (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, Bulgaria
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jacq Vaucan, an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation, routinely investigates the case of manipulating a robot. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, serious, philosophical ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, androids and robots, post apocalypse, robot, desert, danger, investigation, rain, ecology, uncover truth, dishonesty, distopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, bleak, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, hacker, computers and web, danger, technophobia, computer genius, society, a.i., heroic mission, save the world, race against time ...
Time: future, 2000s, near future, 2020s, 21st century
Place: beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, outer space, space and aliens, adventure, space wars, good versus evil, team, mission, teamwork, heroic mission, self sacrifice ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 137K
The Running Man (1987)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, chases and races, danger, dystopic future, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, resistance, gadget, against the odds, tough heroes, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 80s, twentieth century, year 2017, 2010s ...
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 291K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, secret agents, mars, outer space, memory loss, secret agent, conspiracy, chase, resistance, false memory, false identity ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 7.1
 64K
1984 (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: futuristic, disturbing, psychological, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: future dystopia, totalitarianism, distopia, brainwashing, politics, fascism, against humanity, society, fall in love, life is a bitch, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 99K
Repo Men (2010)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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, surreal, suspense, bloody ...
Plot: transplant, cyberpunk, future dystopia, chase, on the run, black market, social decay, brutality, mercenary, evil corporation, distopia, violence ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 30K
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., robot, man versus machine, laboratory, fear, technology gone awry, inventions and discoveries, military, technology, programmer ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Hungary, Canada, Spain
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, ...
Style: futuristic, tech noir, suspense, melancholic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, neo noir, genetics, bounty hunter, ex soldier, investigation, mission, freedom fighter, dark future, police detective, death of protagonist ...
Time: future, year 1966, near future, 2040s
Place: los angeles, las vegas, san diego california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 668K
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: atmospheric, futuristic, thought provoking, tech noir, stylized ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, a.i., neo noir, artificial intelligence, killer robot, fugitives, existentialism, androids and robots, distopia, androids, confrontation with superior ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.6
 108K
Judge Dredd (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, Dredd, the most famous judge (a cop with instant field judiciary powers) is convicted for a crime he did not commit while his murderous counterpart escapes.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, dystopic future, judge, apocalypse, frame up, good versus evil, post apocalypse, superhero, uncover truth, law enforcement, justice, weapons ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, hostage, anti hero, anti heroes, prison, cyberpunk, kidnapping, rescue, race against time, lone wolves, distopia, prison escape ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, year 1997, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.5
 28K
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, zombie, isolation, danger, heroic mission, genetically altered, life is a bitch, bio weapon, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, transformation ...
Time: future, 70s, near future, year 1977, year 1975
Place: los angeles, usa, soviet union, california, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 50K
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: cult film, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: totalitarianism, utopia, apocalypse, chase, distopia, robot, runaway, fighting the system, on the run, murder, laser, plastic surgery ...
Time: future, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa, u.s. capitol building, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.7
 4K
Natural City (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Two cops, R and Noma, hunt down renegade cyborgs. Cyborgs are used as commandos by the military, as lust objects and for companionship. Normaly they have a limited lifespan of three years but black market technology is being developed to be able to ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, computers and web, future dystopia, androids and robots, save the world, danger, technology gone awry, a.i., chaos and mayhem, man versus machine, rivalry, society ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, hitman, rivalry, chase, rescue, assassin, robot, cyborgs, explosion, corporation, nudity (full frontal - brief), technology gone awry ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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