Movies like The Maze Runner

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The Maze Runner (2014)
 6.8
 409K
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, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense, futuristic, surprise ending, enigmatic, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, maze, adventure, apocalypse, imaginary, trapped, society, isolation, memory loss, youth, young heroes, fantasy world, escape, danger, future dystopia, distopia, community, post apocalyptic, on the run, elevator, life is a bitch, confined, chases and races, teenagers, captivity ...
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 exciting, visually appealing, futuristic and serious films with plots about murder, dialogue, death, survival, catastrophe, danger and storytelling mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015), Divergent (2014), The Hunger Games (2012), Insurgent (2015), Allegiant (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: exciting, tense, twists and turns, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: maze, adventure, survival, distopia, imaginary, post apocalypse, confined, danger, young heroes, on the run, resistance, immunity ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 419K
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, survival, future dystopia, youth, society, rebellion, danger, young heroes, rebelliousness, mentor, training, heroes ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, tragic ending, suspense, exciting, tense ...
Plot: maze, desert, pandemic, cure, vaccine, battles, scientist, murder, teenage hero, battle, terminal illness, imprisonment ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
97%
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, disturbing, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: future dystopia, survival, young heroes, contests and competitions, against the odds, rivalry, youth, heroes, society, killings, death, trap ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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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, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, future dystopia, strong female character, rebellion, survival, society, distopia, fighting the system, against the odds, youth, adventure, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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, young heroes, warrior, competition, rebellion, mentor, contests and competitions, distopia, president, danger ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.2
 213K
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, serious, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: future dystopia, teenage love, fighting the system, female fighter, heroes, post apocalypse, good versus evil, danger, tough girl, rebellion, social misfits, virtual reality ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 5.7
 106K
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: utopia, distopia, survival, good versus evil, surveillance, technology, manipulation, strong female character, danger, politics, brainwashing, genetics ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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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, fight, survival, danger, rebellion, revolution, chase, chosen one, love triangle, couples ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.5
 110K
The Giver (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: South Africa, Canada, USA
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, philosophical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: society, future dystopia, distopia, utopia, youth, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, destiny, danger, chases and races, humanity ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.9
 110K
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: evil alien, teenage love, power of love, romance, love and romance, youth, true love, apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, invasion, survival, self sacrifice ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, touching, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, teenage love, youth, young heroes, danger, friendship, supernatural, supernatural romance, good versus evil, heroes, teenage life, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, africa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.7
 364K
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, society, fighting the system, time, class differences, social differences, distopia, love and romance, on the run ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.1
 76K
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, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenager, on the run, chase, danger, young heroes, life turned upside down, heroes, chases and races, cia, hidden identity, webcam, past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.2
 98K
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, twists and turns, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, alien invasion, danger, adventure, obsessive quest, survival, alien, chaos, tsunami, youth, teenage life ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, london, new york, ohio, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 675K
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, plague, loneliness, future dystopia, isolation, experiment, heroes, quarantine, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.7
 202K
The 100 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
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, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, youth, leadership, danger, space station, betrayal, rivalry, heroes, young heroes, society, fate of humanity ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 4.8
 189K
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: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, danger, adventure, survival, spacecraft, apocalypse, heroic mission, parents and children, human in outer space, young heroes, isolation, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 297K
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: escape, future dystopia, fugitives, cloning, technology gone awry, island, freedom, clones, life is a bitch, genetics, on the run, conspiracy ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2019
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, South Africa
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, bleak, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, future dystopia, chase, survival, dark hero, distopia, apocalypse, danger, desert, dark future, brutality ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.9
 288K
The Book of Eli (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
Style: futuristic, serious, rough, tense, biblical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, dystopic future, chaos, warrior, lone wolves, future dystopia, danger, life is a bitch, lone hero ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.2
 207K
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, clever, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, trap, escape, maze, captivity, trapped, danger, death, mathematics, mysterious place, parallel world ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 17K
The Society (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: When everyone else mysteriously vanishes from their wealthy town, the teen residents of West Ham must forge their own society to survive.
Style: captivating, emotional, mysterious, suspense, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: society, teenager, small town, relationships, murder, death, survival, separation, fantasy world, teenagers, friendship, trapped ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 36K
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: clever, scary, 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 ⇓
33%
 7.1
 491K
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, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, future dystopia, androids and robots, technology gone awry, a.i., artificial intelligence, cyborgs, hi-tech, humanoid robot, danger, imaginary, man versus machine ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ 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: mathematics, survival, confined, parallel world, maze, claustrophobia, danger, cannibalism, hacker, future dystopia, society, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 7.5
 296K
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, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, secret agents, mars, outer space, memory loss, secret agent, chase, space colony, conspiracy, resistance, false memory ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 102K
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, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: memory loss, frame up, mystery, on the run, time travel, chase, danger, imaginary, investigation, crimes, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 2K
Boy 7 (2015)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Hungary, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Sam regains consciousness in the middle of a crowded subway, he doesn't know how he got there, where he came from nor his own name. He franticly searches for his identity, using the contents of his backpack. Slowly but surely he realizes ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: protagonist as suspect, memory loss, on the run, danger, uncover truth, heroes, youth, crimes, mystery, who to trust, murder, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 170K
Tomorrowland (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Spain, France, Canada, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and ...
Style: exciting, serious, feel good, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, utopia, young heroes, end of the world, youth, save the world, heroes, apocalypse, androids and robots, alternate dimension, obsessive quest, destiny ...
Time: future, 2010s, 1960s, 60s
Place: florida, paris france, africa, houston texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%