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Avatar (2009)
 7.8
 1.1M
Avatar (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.
Style: futuristic, exciting, captivating, breathtaking, serious, epic, scenic, inter cultural, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: fantasy world, culture clash, scientist, alien planet, alien, creature, adventure, warrior, space and aliens, benign alien, space travel, alien encounter, mysterious planet, battles, human nature, distant planet, interracial relations, beautiful scenery, expedition, interracial romance, soldier, escapades, fighting the system, space colony, survival ...
Time: future, 22nd century

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Most similar movies to Avatar

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, visually appealing, futuristic and epic films with plots about adventure, transformation, chase, explosion, dialogue, technology and gun mostly in Adventure, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Avatar: John Carter (2012), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Ender's Game (2013), After Earth (2013), Oblivion (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 255K
John Carter (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who's inexplicably transported to the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars) and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and ...
Style: epic, exciting, surprise ending, serious, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mars, heroes, adventure, imaginary kingdom, mysterious planet, monster, chosen one, sword and sorcery, princess, space travel, space wars, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s, future
Place: virginia, arizona, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, China, Belgium, Germany, United Arab Emirates, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, Thailand
Duration: 136 min.
Story: In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are special operatives charged with keeping order throughout the human territories. On assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two undertake a mission to Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, captivating, colourful, surprise ending
Plot: space travel, alien planet, alien, alien race, mission, parallel world, government agent, space station, creature, spacecraft, outer space, military ...
Time: future, year 1975, 70s, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage.
Style: entertaining, exciting, humorous, psychotronic, light ...
Plot: superhero, chase, space travel, outer space, adventure hero, alien, father son conflict, immortal, demi god, giant monster, giant creature, female assassin ...
Time: year 1980, 2010s, year 2017, 80s, year 2014
Place: missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.6
 224K
Ender's Game (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chosen one, young heroes, space wars, child prodigy, intelligence, save the world, prodigy, basic training, space and aliens, space battle, evil alien, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 4.8
 192K
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, spacecraft, danger, adventure, survival, 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 ⇓
66%
 7.0
 487K
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: futuristic, mind bending, twists and turns, visually appealing, cerebral ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, future dystopia, apocalypse, dystopic future, space and aliens, alien encounter, disorder, space travel, catastrophe, survival, resistance, mysterious character ...
Time: future
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, new york, washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.9
 467K
Pacific Rim (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico, Hong Kong
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, serious, stylized, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant monster, monster, creature, save the world, evil alien, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, robot, danger, giant, destruction, survival ...
Time: future, 2020s, near future, year 2017
Place: pacific ocean, tokyo, hong kong, asia, alaska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Time Machine (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, utopia, changing the past or future, adventure, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, imaginary, loneliness, survival, hopes, escapades ...
Time: future, near future, 19th century, 2030s, 1890s ...
Place: new york, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.
Style: humorous, futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, good versus evil, spacecraft, space travel, adventure, creature, teamwork, space and aliens, superhero, save the world, heroes, reluctant partners ...
Time: future, year 1988, 2010s, year 2014, 80s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.6
 427K
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, society, survival, youth, future dystopia, training, rebelliousness, heroine, young heroes, chosen one, rebellion ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Warcraft: The Beginning (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: China, USA, Canada, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and ...
Style: exciting, psychotronic, suspenseful, scenic, epic ...
Plot: sorcerer, fantasy world, wizards, magic, giant creature, kingdom, creature, good versus evil, warrior, adventure, demon, monster ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.1
 176K
Stargate (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, cult film, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, teleportation, adventure, alien planet, outer space, evil alien, archaeology, time travel, ancient mystery, portal, spacecraft, space and aliens ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 1920s, future
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same ...
Style: mind bending, futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time loop, time travel, alien, changing the past or future, alien invasion, invasion, soldier, evil alien, warrior, foreknowledge, deja vu, hi-tech ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After years of outrunning ruthless bounty hunters, escaped convict Riddick suddenly finds himself caught between opposing forces in a fight for the future of the human race. Now, waging incredible battles on fantastic and deadly worlds, this lone, ...
Style: exciting, rough, stylized, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, lone hero, space and aliens, outer space, adventure, future dystopia, bounty hunter, distant planet, on the run, heroes, survival, battles ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Ready Player One (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When the creator of a popular video game system dies, a virtual contest is created to compete for his fortune.
Style: exciting, captivating, atmospheric, stylized, cult film ...
Plot: virtual reality, video game, teenage boy, cyberpunk, quest, teenage protagonist, friendship, adventure, teamwork, virtuality, love, teenage hero ...
Time: future, 2040s, 80s, 21st century, near future
Place: new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Starship Troopers (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, satirical, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, spacecraft, evil alien, soldier, space and aliens, future dystopia, monster, space battle, military, space travel, heroes, distopia ...
Time: future, 22nd century, 23rd century
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Fifth Element (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, cliffhanger, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, alien, future dystopia, save the world, space and aliens, good versus evil, heroic mission, end of the world, adventure, dystopic future, spacecraft, love ...
Time: future, 1910s, 1990s, 90s
Place: egypt, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.5
 128K
Dune (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In the year 10,191, the world is at war for control of the desert planet Dune – the only place where the time-travel substance 'Spice' can be found. But when one leader gives up control, it's only so he can stage a coup with some ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, epic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, adventure, chosen one, battles, emperor, messiah, vengeance, desert, good versus evil, loss of father, witch, prophecy ...
Time: future
Place: south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Clash of the Titans (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus is helpless to save his family from Hades, vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, entertaining, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mythology, greek mythology, legends and myths, adventure, good versus evil, monster, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, danger, curses spells and rituals, ancient, obsessive quest ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 284K
Serenity (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything – or anyone – to get the girl ...
Style: futuristic, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, future dystopia, space opera, adventure, space and aliens, good versus evil, mechanic, space wars, outer space, escapades, friendship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.
Style: exciting, semi serious, psychotronic, surreal, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: battles, chaos, robot, evil alien, military, androids and robots, man versus machine, good versus evil, alien, artifact, chaos and mayhem, human existence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, stone age, prehistoric times
Place: egypt, washington d.c., paris france, new jersey, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 80K
Terra Nova (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Terra Nova follows an ordinary family on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a daring experiment to save the human race. In the year 2149, the world is dying. The planet is overdeveloped and overcrowded, with ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dinosaur, post apocalypse, time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, expedition, survival, human existence, danger, extinction, sent to the past, experiment ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.0
 1.3M
The Avengers (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, psychotronic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, good versus evil, superhuman powers, monster, imaginary, teamwork, save the world, heroic mission, giant, evil alien, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 7.0
 751K
Thor (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Against his father Odin's will, The Mighty Thor - a powerful but arrogant warrior god - recklessly reignites an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a ...
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, epic, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, immortality, mythology, warrior, adventure, superhuman powers, protector, exile, giant, norse mythology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 10th century
Place: scandinavia, new mexico, usa, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a universe where human genetic material is the most precious commodity, an impoverished young Earth woman becomes the key to strategic maneuvers and internal strife within a powerful dynasty…
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: life turned upside down, adventure, save the lady, space wars, imaginary, destiny, space and aliens, heroes, chaos, danger, space travel, creature ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Alita: Battle Angel (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido, a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens, she has no memory of who she is, nor does ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspense, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, female warrior, female protagonist, distopia, nanotechnology, woman fights a man, martial arts, bounty hunter, danger, tough girl, amnesia ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.2
 101K
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, post apocalypse, tsunami, alien, space and aliens, chaos ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, london, new york, tower bridge london, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.
Style: suspense, psychotronic, futuristic, scenic, exciting ...
Plot: star wars, space travel, rebel, rebellion, space battle, suicide mission, heroism, space opera, robot, jedi, spacecraft, female protagonist ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Sean Anderson partners with his mom's boyfriend on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.
Style: semi serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, fantasy world, lost city, island, jungle, atlantis, gold, legends and myths, rescue, escapades, mission, jules verne ...
Time: 19th century, 2010s
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.0
 581K
Jurassic World (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, psychotronic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: dangerous animal, dinosaur, animal attack, adventure, animal horror, theme park, catastrophe, island, survival, heroes, danger, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%