Movies like The Maze Runner

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The Maze Runner (2014)
 6.8
 426K
The Maze Runner (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, futuristic, surprise ending, enigmatic, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, adventure, maze, apocalypse, imaginary, trapped, distopia, society, young heroes, memory loss, youth, future dystopia, post apocalypse, danger, escape, isolation, community, post apocalyptic, fantasy world, escapades, confined, on the run, teenagers, teenager, life is a bitch ...
Time: future

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Most similar movies to The Maze Runner

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out futuristic, serious, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about murder, danger, survival, death, dialogue, escapades and chase mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015), The Hunger Games (2012), Divergent (2014), Insurgent (2015), The 5th Wave (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Scorch Trials (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, post apocalypse, maze, adventure, survival, young heroes, immunity, danger, confined, imaginary, on the run, resistance ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
99%
The Hunger Games (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: future dystopia, survival, contests and competitions, young heroes, heroes, rivalry, youth, society, danger, against the odds, heroine, death ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
97%
Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: captivating, suspense, tragic ending, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: maze, desert, cure, pandemic, vaccine, battles, scientist, murder, teenage hero, distopia, imprisonment, terminal illness ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
97%
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, strong female character, distopia, rebellion, future dystopia, survival, society, against the odds, youth, fighting the system, rivalry, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, future dystopia, survival, competition, young heroes, distopia, rebellion, post apocalypse, resistance, contests and competitions, danger, mentor ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.6
 431K
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, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fighting the system, distopia, chosen one, society, survival, heroes, heroine, youth, future dystopia, training, rebelliousness, young heroes ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.2
 221K
Insurgent (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, intense, romantic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: future dystopia, teenage love, fighting the system, tough girl, post apocalypse, distopia, female fighter, good versus evil, heroes, rebellion, love, youth ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, romantic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: distopia, strong female lead, tough girl, chosen one, chase, resistance, good versus evil, fight, survival, danger, rebellion, revolution ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
97%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 102K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, serious, futuristic, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, alien invasion, adventure, survival, obsessive quest, danger, tsunami, space and aliens, alien, post apocalypse, chaos ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, bangkok thailand, ohio, tower bridge london, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 5.7
 112K
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, surprise ending, suspense, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, utopia, genetics, survival, good versus evil, female protagonist, surveillance, technology, manipulation, danger, strong female character, politics ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.5
 113K
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, future dystopia, society, utopia, youth, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, destiny, danger, human nature, fighting the system ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.9
 112K
The Host (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, evil alien, romance, youth, power of love, love and romance, true love, apocalypse, invasion, survival, vestiges of humanity, alien invasion ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 5.1
 77K
Abduction (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young man sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenager, chase, life turned upside down, heroes, on the run, danger, chases and races, young heroes, webcam, uncover truth, disorder, cia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 376K
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, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, distopia, dystopic future, race against time, society, time, class differences, fighting the system, on the run, social differences, love ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
I Am Number Four (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A teenage fugitive with an incredible secret races to stay one step ahead of the mysterious forces seeking destroy him in this sci-fi action thriller. With three dead and one on the run, the race to find the elusive Number Four begins. Outwardly ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, romantic, touching ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, young heroes, teenage love, supernatural, youth, supernatural romance, heroes, danger, friendship, teenage life, teenage hero, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, florida, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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The 100 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
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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, survivor, leadership, space station, rivalry, danger, young heroes, fate of humanity, betrayal, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 4.8
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After Earth (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, adventure, spacecraft, survival, danger, apocalypse, heroic mission, parents and children, human in outer space, young heroes, post apocalypse, real life father and son playing father and son ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.2
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I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, loneliness, plague, future dystopia, isolation, heroes, experiment, deadly creature, quarantine ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, South Africa, 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, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, chase, future dystopia, survival, post apocalyptic, apocalypse, distopia, dark hero, danger, anti hero, car chase, car ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.1
 588
Deadland (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the radiation-infected aftermath of World War III, one man's desperate attempt to find his wife in the wastelands that were once the United States inspires his fellow survivors to fight for humanity. The bomb has dropped, and in the blink of ...
Style: suspense, captivating, psychological, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, survival, chaos, danger, apocalypse, life is a bitch, escapades, society, journey, plague, violence, murder ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 21K
The Society (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: When everyone else mysteriously vanishes from their wealthy town, the teen residents of West Ham must forge their own society to survive.
Style: suspense, ambiguous ending, captivating, emotional, mysterious ...
Plot: society, small town, teenager, teenagers, murder, death, separation, survival, fantasy world, friendship, relationships, trapped ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Revolution (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Revolution focuses on the struggle to survive 15 years after a global blackout.
Style: exciting, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, survival, adventure, fate of humanity, society, chaos, escapades, worldwide chaos, nanotechnology, post apocalypse, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 216K
Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, twist ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: trap, survival, isolation, maze, trapped, captivity, danger, escape, death, mathematics, survival horror, claustrophobia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 6.8
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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, escape, distopia, technology gone awry, cloning, fugitives, island, freedom, dystopic future, life is a bitch, genetics, on the run ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019, 2010s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 37K
Cube Zero (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cube Zero is the third film in the trilogy yet this time instead of a film about people trapped in a deadly cube trying to get out we see it from the eyes of someone who is controlling the cube and the torture of the victims inside. When the nerd ...
Style: scary, clever, futuristic, surreal, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parallel world, survival, rescue, mathematics, riddles and clues, isolation, mystery, captivity, race against time, danger, deadly, trap ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 505K
I, Robot (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 2035, where robots are common-place and abide by the three laws of robotics, a techno-phobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be responsible for the death, his investigation leads him to believe that humanity may ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, future dystopia, androids and robots, artificial intelligence, cyborgs, technology gone awry, a.i., hi-tech, man versus machine, cyberpunk, danger, androids ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 341K
Super 8 (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters are making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. In the midst of filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to escape with their lives. They soon discover that the catastrophe was no ...
Style: suspenseful, psychotronic, sentimental, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: childhood, alien, young heroes, small town, friendship, ufo, monster, adventure, youth, investigation, creature, attack ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1979 ...
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.6
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Battle Royale (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.
Style: bleak, disturbing, twist ending, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: game of death, death, cruelty, contests and competitions, desperation, survival, island, future dystopia, captivity, survivor, massacre, teacher ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 104K
Paycheck (2003)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Michael Jennings is a genius who's hired – and paid handsomely – by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he's incapable of breaching security. But at the end of a ...
Style: futuristic, serious, tech noir, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: memory loss, frame up, time travel, cyberpunk, time machine, betrayal, technology, mystery, amnesia, on the run, lottery, chase ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Cube?: Hypercube (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The sequel to the low budget first film ‘Cube.’ This time the prisoners find them selves in a more advanced cube environment that they must escape from before they are killed. A science fiction film where space and time have more than one path.
Style: psychological, futuristic, scary, twists and turns, clever ...
Plot: maze, mathematics, survival, confined, parallel world, future dystopia, claustrophobia, danger, cannibalism, hacker, deathtrap, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%