Movies like The Maze Runner

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The Maze Runner (2014)
 6.8
 372K
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: exciting, suspenseful, tense, futuristic, serious, twists and turns, suspense, clever, twist ending, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, memory loss, isolation, adventure, apocalypse, trapped, young heroes, imaginary, danger, youth, on the run, society, maze, future dystopia, life is a bitch, captivity, confined, elevator, teenagers, escape, chases and races, escapades, map, human experiment, virus ...
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 serious, suspenseful, exciting and futuristic films with plots about danger, dialogue, survival, chase, catastrophe, storytelling and murder 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 Host (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Scorch Trials (2015)
Genre: Action, 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, futuristic, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, survival, imaginary, young heroes, virus, zombie, confined, danger, desert, escape, resistance, disease ...
Time: future
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100%
The Hunger Games (2012)
Genre: 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, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, contests and competitions, young heroes, future dystopia, against the odds, death, danger, rivalry, heroes, youth, moral dilemma, trap ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, future dystopia, rebellion, revolution, danger, adventure, heroes, society, social decay, youth, life is a bitch, female protagonist ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 387K
Divergent (2014)
Genre: 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: survival, fighting the system, danger, rebellion, youth, society, rebelliousness, mentor, heroes, save the day, future dystopia, fear ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: future dystopia, survival, young heroes, mentor, danger, female protagonist, warrior, rebellion, championship, society, president, resistance ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 193K
Insurgent (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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, serious, surprise ending, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: future dystopia, heroes, teenage love, fighting the system, teenagers, coming of age, social misfits, young heroes, rebellion, danger, escapades, misfit ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 103K
The Host (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland
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
Plot: evil alien, love and romance, vestiges of humanity, power of love, teenage love, true love, invasion, apocalypse, romance, mind control, survival, alien invasion ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 337K
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, exciting, serious, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, future dystopia, race against time, immortality, social differences, on the run, chase, society, love and romance, time, chases and races, survival ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 102K
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, atmospheric, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: society, future dystopia, rebelliousness, teaching the ways of the world, utopia, destiny, life is a bitch, human nature, chases and races, danger, youth, memory ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 184K
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, tense, futuristic, suspenseful, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, survival, captivity, escape, mathematics, trap, parallel world, maze, death, insanity, paranoia, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)
Genre: Action, 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: suspense, tragic ending, sinister, surprise ending
Plot: cure, desert, trial, battle, scientist, murder, zombie, survival, city, fight, imprisonment, illness ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 283K
The Island (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, 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, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, cloning, technology gone awry, future dystopia, fugitives, escape, warrior, genetics, chases and races, life is a bitch, lookalikes, escape attempt ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.7
 33K
Cube Zero (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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: futuristic, scary, clever, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parallel world, mathematics, survival, rescue, gory, mystery, murder, violence, captivity, future dystopia, isolation, confined ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 385K
Lucy (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Taiwan, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, surreal, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhuman powers, supernatural ability, intelligence, supernatural, imaginary, escapades, betrayal, tough girl, telepathy, immortality, rivalry, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: taiwan, berlin germany, rome italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.9
 177K
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: jungle, survival, spacecraft, danger, apocalypse, heroic mission, adventure, young heroes, parents and children, isolation, coming of age, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, romantic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, revolution, rebellion, survival, fight, danger, distopia, chosen one, society, fight scenes, couples, love triangle ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Cube?: Hypercube (2002)
Genre: 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: futuristic, psychological, twists and turns, stylized, serious ...
Plot: mathematics, survival, confined, maze, future dystopia, parallel world, hacker, danger, cannibalism, captivity, claustrophobia, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.7
 77K
Revolution (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Revolution focuses on the struggle to survive 15 years after a global blackout.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized ...
Plot: future dystopia, survival, apocalypse, adventure, dictatorship, fate of humanity, chaos, society, chases and races, danger, escapades, parents and children ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 94K
Under the Dome (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Under the Dome is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. It tells the story of the residents of the small town of Chester's Mill in Maine, where a massive, transparent, indestructible dome suddenly cuts them off from the rest of ...
Style: mind bending, exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, trapped, life turned upside down, isolation, small town, survival, separated, danger, society, police officer, mystery, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, 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, bleak, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, chase, survival, apocalypse, insanity, desert, danger, dark future, chases and races, dark hero, female warrior, brutality ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.1
 446K
I, Robot (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: technology gone awry, androids and robots, a.i., future dystopia, robot, artificial intelligence, murder, imaginary, inventions and discoveries, danger, police investigation, man versus machine ...
Time: future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I Am Number Four (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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, light, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, friendship, supernatural, youth, teenage love, danger, teenage life, young heroes, heroes, fall in love, friends, supernatural romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, florida, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 134K
Pandorum (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually not alone – and the reality of their situation is more ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, survival, isolation, space and aliens, outer space, fear, memory loss, danger, mutant, confined, chase ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 6.3
 96K
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, exciting, serious, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: memory loss, frame up, on the run, changing the past or future, chase, lottery, laser, engineer, millionaire, scientist, prophecy, mystery ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: campus, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Australia, Germany, UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Years after the Racoon City catastrophe, survivors travel across the Nevada desert, hoping to make it to Alaska. Alice joins the caravan and their fight against hordes of zombies and the evil Umbrella Corp.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, danger, experiment gone awry, plague, survival, one man army, infected, fate of humanity, gory, scientist, threat ...
Time: future
Place: utah, salt lake city utah, las vegas, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 161K
Waterworld (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a futuristic world where the polar ice caps have melted and made Earth a liquid planet, a beautiful barmaid rescues a mutant seafarer from a floating island prison. They escape, along with her young charge, Enola, and sail off aboard his ship. ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, epic, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, adventure, chaos, rescue, ocean or sea, survival, heroes, future dystopia, nuclear holocaust, post apocalyptic, tattoo, mutant ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Jurassic Park III (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In need of funds for research, Dr. Alan Grant accepts a large sum of money to accompany Paul and Amanda Kirby on an aerial tour of the infamous Isla Sorna. It isn't long before all hell breaks loose and the stranded wayfarers must fight for ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, dinosaur, island, dangerous animal, tyrannosaurus rex, adventure, survival, danger, jungle, heroes, eaten alive, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 183K
Death Race (2008)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terminal Island, New York: 2020. Overcrowding in the US penal system has reached a breaking point. Prisons have been turned over to a monolithic Weyland Corporation, which sees jails full of thugs as an opportunity for televised sport. Adrenalized ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, clever, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, prison, car chase, violence, ex convict, chases and races, police brutality, survival, corruption, confined, car race, criminal heroes ...
Time: future, 2020s, 2010s, year 2012
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 527K
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, surreal, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, plague, social misfits, changing the past or future, save the world, future dystopia, apocalypse, insanity, paranoia, mystery, race against time, postmodernism ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 71K
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: on the run, chase, danger, young heroes, life turned upside down, hidden identity, teenager, chases and races, cia, past, youth, assassin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%