Movies like Avatar

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Avatar (2009)
 7.8
 1.2M
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, scenic, epic, inter cultural, psychotronic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: fantasy world, culture clash, alien, adventure, creature, space travel, scientist, alien planet, space and aliens, mysterious planet, benign alien, warrior, alien encounter, expedition, interracial relations, soldier, distant planet, human nature, battles, interspecies romance, escapades, survival, beautiful scenery, space colony, interracial romance ...
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, battles, chase, technology, dialogue, danger and gun mostly in Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Avatar: John Carter (2012), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Oblivion (2013), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Ender's Game (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 269K
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, heroic, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mysterious planet, monster, adventure, heroes, mars, imaginary kingdom, space wars, space and aliens, teleportation, space travel, heroic mission, battles ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1860s, future
Place: new york, arizona, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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
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: alien planet, space travel, alien, outer space, alien race, mission, government agent, space station, trapped in space, spacecraft, parallel world, creature ...
Time: future, 70s, year 1975, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, light, psychotronic ...
Plot: superhero, chase, outer space, alien, space travel, tough guy, adventure hero, female assassin, female humanoid alien, demi god, raccoon, giant creature ...
Time: 80s, year 2014, year 2017, 2010s, year 1980
Place: missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.0
 513K
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, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: post apocalypse, future dystopia, apocalypse, dystopic future, resistance, disorder, mysterious character, clones, space and aliens, distopia, alien encounter, catastrophe ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., empire state building manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, good versus evil, adventure, spacecraft, heroes, space and aliens, teamwork, space travel, superhero, creature, save the world, reluctant partners ...
Time: future, year 1988, year 2014, 80s, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.6
 237K
Ender's Game (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, serious, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chosen one, space wars, young heroes, save the world, child prodigy, prodigy, intelligence, space and aliens, space battle, basic training, battles, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.0
 188K
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, futuristic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, archaeology, adventure, teleportation, pyramid, alien planet, ancient egypt, evil alien, ancient mystery, portal, creature, nuclear ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1920s, future
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.8
 200K
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, adventure, heroic mission, spacecraft, survival, apocalypse, post apocalypse, parents and children, human in outer space, young heroes, vestiges of humanity, real life father and son playing father and son ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 6.6
 451K
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, youth, survival, heroes, training, future dystopia, heroine, society, rebellion, teenage life ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time loop, time travel, alien, alien invasion, changing the past or future, invasion, soldier, evil alien, warrior, deja vu, space and aliens, time paradox ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Fifth Element (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France, UK
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, breathtaking, cerebral, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, alien, good versus evil, space and aliens, future dystopia, save the world, end of the world, heroic mission, spacecraft, dystopic future, adventure, love ...
Time: future, 90s, 1910s, 23rd century
Place: egypt, new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.9
 492K
Pacific Rim (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
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: futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant monster, monster, creature, robot, save the world, evil alien, giant, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, battles, destruction, heroes ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2017 ...
Place: pacific ocean, tokyo, hong kong, asia, alaska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.7
 259K
Warcraft (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: dark fantasy, exciting, psychotronic, captivating, scenic ...
Plot: sorcerer, fantasy world, wizards, magic, good versus evil, warrior, giant creature, creature, kingdom, adventure, sword and sorcery, invasion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 132K
The Great Wall (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.
Style: dark fantasy, exciting, psychotronic, absurd, colourful ...
Plot: monster, siege, warrior, invasion, archer, army, heroism, courage, good versus evil, great wall of china, creature, giant creature ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 11th century
Place: china, ancient china, latin america, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, surreal ...
Plot: virtual reality, teenage boy, video game, quest, cyberpunk, teamwork, virtuality, adventure, race against time, love, teenage protagonist, teenage hero ...
Time: future, 2040s, 80s, near future, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.3
 160K
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: atmospheric, epic, futuristic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, adventure, desert, chosen one, space wars, messiah, emperor, prophecy, battles, vengeance, space opera, good versus evil ...
Time: future, distant future
Place: south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.9
 619K
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: scenic, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: dangerous animal, dinosaur, animal attack, tyrannosaurus rex, adventure, amusement park, island, cloning, creature, genetics, survival, genetic engineering ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Avatar 2 (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: Twelve years after exploring Pandora and joining the Na’vi, Jake Sully has since raised a family with Neytiri and established himself within the clans of the new world. Of course, peace can only last so long. Especially when the military ...
Style: breathtaking, exciting, futuristic, colourful, epic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, alien, escapades, mother son relationship, fight, fantasy world, good versus evil, heroes, battles, culture clash, survival, father daughter relationship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 battle, space travel, rebel, rebellion, female fighter, heroism, empire, space opera, robot, spacecraft, female protagonist ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: futuristic, stylized, exciting, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, obsessive quest, utopia, changing the past or future, dystopic future, steampunk, adventure, escapades, haunted by the past, loneliness, society ...
Time: future, near future, distant future, 19th century, 2030s ...
Place: new york, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: space and aliens, life turned upside down, adventure, save the lady, space wars, destiny, heroes, chaos, space travel, creature, future dystopia, space battle ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, good versus evil, adventure, ancient history, monster, god, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 201 min.
Story: Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark ...
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, breathtaking, heroic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, warrior, imaginary kingdom, adventure, friendship, battles, elf, creature, magical, wizards, sorcerer, heroic mission ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: exciting, captivating, suspense, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, female warrior, distopia, tough girl, female protagonist, martial arts, nanotechnology, woman fights a man, bounty hunter, adaptation, amnesia ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.7
 83K
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, adventure, changing the past or future, expedition, human existence, survival, extinction, dangerous animal, experiment, sent to the past ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: robot, transforming robot, androids and robots, battles, chaos, cyborgs, transformation, giant robots, evil alien, military, extraterrestrial, fictional war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, prehistoric times, stone age
Place: egypt, shanghai, usa, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
 816K
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: heroic, humorous, exciting, stylized, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, mythology, immortality, adventure, warrior, superhuman powers, protector, giant, norse mythology, exile ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 10th century
Place: scandinavia, new mexico, usa, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.0
 1.4M
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, heroic, suspenseful, captivating, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, good versus evil, superhuman powers, monster, teamwork, heroic mission, transformation, alien invasion, save the world, partners, space and aliens ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, usa, berlin germany, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, stylized, rough, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, one man army, lone hero, outer space, tough guy, bounty hunter, one against many, distant planet, future dystopia, adventure, lone wolves, fictional war ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
 670K
District 9 (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA, New Zealand, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Aliens land in South Africa and, with their ship totally disabled, have no way home. Years later, after living in a slum and wearing out their welcome the 'Non-Humans' are being moved to a new tent city overseen by Multi-National United ...
Style: serious, biting, suspense, cerebral, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, space and aliens, alien, alien encounter, quarantine, mutation, transformation, human nature, alien race, racism, chaos and mayhem, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%