Movies like Upgrade

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Upgrade (2018)
 7.6
 89K
Upgrade (2018)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: 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 he also has superhuman strength and agility — skills he uses to seek revenge against the thugs who destroyed his life.
Style: thought provoking, futuristic, tech noir, suspenseful
Plot: artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, murder, implant, surgery, microchip, revenge, violence, police, car chase, splatter, quadriplegic, widower
Time: future, near future

Most similar movies to Upgrade

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out futuristic, suspenseful, serious and stylized films with plots about cyberpunk, murder, violence, dialogue, robot, chase and technology mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Upgrade: Ghost in the Shell (2017), The Machine (2013), Altered Carbon (2018), Automata (2014), Chappie (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human saved from a terrible crash, then cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.
Style: suspense, futuristic, philosophical, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: cyberpunk, hacker, female protagonist, terrorism, investigation, network, evolution, philosophy, technology, robot, memory, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 28K
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, serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, a.i., laboratory, technology gone awry, military, man versus machine, androids and robots, experiment, experiment gone awry, cold war, inventions and discoveries, imaginary ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 8.2
 96K
Altered Carbon (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After 250 years on ice, a prisoner returns to life in a new body with one chance to win his freedom: by solving a mind-bending murder.
Style: futuristic, tense, exciting, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, investigation, murder, distant future, female nudity, police, danger, adventure, virtual reality, resistance fighter, yakuza, twists & turns ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 49K
Automata (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, USA, Spain, Canada
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, serious, bleak, cerebral ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, robot, desert, androids and robots, rain, man versus machine, imaginary, ecology, a.i., investigation, uncover truth, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 209K
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: humorous, suspenseful, exciting, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: technology gone awry, robot, artificial intelligence, a.i., technology, gangster, heist, brutality, cyberpunk, androids, weapons, parents and children ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 161K
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: technology gone awry, investigation, utopia, murder, robot, androids and robots, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, human existence, special agents, life risking, technology ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: technology gone awry, androids and robots, a.i., future dystopia, robot, imaginary, inventions and discoveries, danger, murder, police investigation, artificial intelligence, humanoid robot ...
Time: future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.2
 14K
Vice (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Julian Michaels has designed the ultimate resort: VICE, where anything goes and the customers can play out their wildest fantasies with artificial inhabitants who look, think and feel like humans. When an artificial becomes self-aware and escapes, ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, resort, mercenary, on the run, virtual reality, a.i., androids and robots, adventure, chases and races, imaginary, danger, escapades ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 75K
Hardcore Henry (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Henry, a newly resurrected cyborg who must save his wife/creator from the clutches of a psychotic tyrant with telekinetic powers, AKAN, and his army of mercenaries. Fighting alongside Henry is Jimmy, who is Henry's only hope to make it through ...
Style: stylized, bloody, exciting, entertaining, intense ...
Plot: murder, car chase, violence, chase, gunfight, mad scientist, extreme violence, stylized violence, revenge, fight scenes, cloning, conspiracy ...
Time: near future
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.3
 223K
Total Recall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, 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: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, mind bending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, double agent, world domination, future dystopia, false memory, betrayal, resistance fighter, suspicion, uncover truth, resistance, spy, on the run ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 26K
Cyborg (1989)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A martial artist hunts a killer in a plague-infested urban dump of the future.
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, martial arts, violence, one man army, future dystopia, plague, chaos, chase, good versus evil, anarchy, urban, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new york, atlanta georgia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.7
 7K
The Anomaly (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A former soldier is taken captive and awakens in the back of a van where he learns that he only has less than 10 minutes to figure out how he got there.
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, mind control, conspiracy, kidnapping, save the day, erased memory, technology, chases and races, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: future, near future
Place: shanghai china, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 201K
RoboCop (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years, but have been forbidden for law enforcement in America. Now OmniCorp wants ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, superhuman powers, cyberpunk, violence, robot, tough law enforcer, one man army, crime fighter, superhero, police, fighting crime, death ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2020s
Place: detroit, usa, tehran iran, pentagon, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 26K
Virtuosity (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Law Enforcement Technology Advancement Centre (LETAC) has developed SID version 6.7: a Sadistic, Intelligent, and Dangerous virtual reality entity which is synthesized from the personalities of more than 150 serial killers, and only one man can ...
Style: futuristic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: virtual reality, serial killer, good versus evil, artificial intelligence, hologram, androids and robots, ex-cop, computer program, future dystopia, technology gone awry, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: future, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 25K
Fortress (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A futuristic prison movie. Protagonist and wife are nabbed at a future US emigration point with an illegal baby during population control. The resulting prison experience is the subject of the movie. The prison is a futuristic one run by a private ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, escape, prison life, strangulation, strong sexual content, married couple, confined, heroes, anti heroes, rescue, captivity, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, serious, exciting, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corporation, explosion, robot, assassin, on the run, chase, rivalry, rescue, hitman, strong sexual content, a.i., androids and robots ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.5
 580
Cyber Wars (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Singapore
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the near future in the Asian city-state Sintawan, everyone's identity is recorded in the vast CyberLink. The only way around this is using illegal simulated identity implants (sims). A young bounty hunter who makes her living tracking sims, ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, fighting the system, police chase, computer, man versus machine, adventure, race against time, future dystopia, technology gone awry, chases and races, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: future, 2000s, near future
Place: asia, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, twists and turns, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, future dystopia, race against time, immortality, social differences, on the run, society, chase, love and romance, time, class differences, chases and races ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 51K
Red Planet (2000)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Astronauts search for solutions to save a dying Earth by searching on Mars, only to have the mission go terribly awry.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: mars, astronaut, robot, space travel, nasa, outer space, spacecraft, science, catastrophe, killer robot, adventure, getting home ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.7
 1.4M
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: exciting, thought provoking, mind bending, serious, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: virtual reality, save the world, future dystopia, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, cyberpunk, a.i., imaginary, technology gone awry, chosen one, cyberspace, philosophy ...
Time: future, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 483K
Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a ...
Style: tense, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, destiny, hitman, organized crime, on the run, sent to the past, violence, time loop, self sacrifice, chase, surprising revelation ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, shanghai china, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 11K
Hardware (1990)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mark 13 is a government-built killing machine programmed with artificial intelligence, able to repair and recharge itself from any energy source. Through a series of coincidences, the cyborg's head ends up in the home of a sculptress as a ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, bleak, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, violence, artist, desert, blood, murder, voyeur, killer robot, robot as menace, apartment, apocalypse, man versus machine ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.4
 735
Gunhed (1989)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: High-concept Sci-Fi adventure about an island that actually is a computer called Kyron 5, itself created to design and manufacture super-advanced robots to be used as slaves for the rest of the world. One day Kyron decides that human beings are ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, nuclear explosion, timebomb, deathtrap, man versus machine, a.i., island, androids and robots, killer robot, adventure, save the world, survival ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: new york, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
Class of 1999 II: The Substitute (1994)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the original movie, the cyborg-teachers were all destroyed. Well that's what we thought, but there's one more rogue military robot out there determined to clean up the education system.
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: high school, killer robot, murder, a.i., college, androids and robots, robot, teacher, cyberpunk, school, dedicated educator, gang ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.8
 73K
RoboCop 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After a successful deployment of the Robocop Law Enforcement unit, OCP sees its goal of urban pacification come closer and closer, but as this develops, a new narcotic known as "Nuke" invades the streets led by God-delirious leader Cane. ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, cyberpunk, robot, police, police officer, law enforcement, killer robot, gang, master villain, urban, superhuman powers, drug dealing ...
Time: future, 21st century, 1990s, near future, 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.6
 4K
Nemesis (1992)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the future, chaos is rampant as 'information terrorists' threaten to destroy order in society. Alex is a part-man, part-machine LAPD cop who is the best at what he does. When one of the terrorists calls him a machine, Alex questions his ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, terrorism, superhuman powers, man versus machine, future dystopia, technology gone awry, battles, good versus evil, imaginary, rivalry, society, chaos ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s
Place: los angeles, usa, brazil, new mexico, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: artificial intelligence, virtual reality, cyberpunk, technology gone awry, chosen one, rescue, man versus machine, martial arts, kung fu, warrior, flying, fight ...
Time: future, 21st century, 23rd century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.2
 598K
Blade Runner (1982)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
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, atmospheric, tech noir, stylized, serious ...
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, a.i., artificial intelligence, fugitives, neo noir, androids and robots, neo-noir, genetics, postmodernism, bounty hunter, human nature ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 5.5
 99K
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, frame up, judge, good versus evil, superhero, law enforcement, uncover truth, police, justice, apocalypse, dystopic future, brother ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 44K
Westworld (1973)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a futuristic resort, wealthy patrons can visit recreations of different time periods and experience their wildest fantasies with life-like robots. But when Richard Benjamin opts for the wild west, he gets more than he bargained for when a ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: theme park, survival, chase, man versus machine, killer robot, vacation, robot as menace, computer virus, adventure, desert, murder, a.i. ...
Time: future, 19th century
Place: usa, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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