Movies like Avatar

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Avatar (2009)
 7.8
 1.0M
Avatar (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, 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, serious, captivating, epic, scenic, inter cultural, breathtaking, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: space travel, culture clash, space and aliens, adventure, benign alien, alien encounter, virtual reality, mysterious planet, soldier, scientist, escapades, alien, interracial relations, fantasy world, fighting the system, human nature, warrior, distant planet, space colony, teaching the ways of the world, survival, creature, battles, greed, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 22nd century

Most similar movies to Avatar

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, epic and futuristic films with plots about adventure, danger, chase, dialogue, escapades, storytelling and technology mostly in Adventure, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Avatar: John Carter (2012), After Earth (2013), The Fifth Element (1997), Dune (1984), Aliens (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 237K
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: exciting, epic, serious, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, mysterious planet, space travel, heroes, imaginary kingdom, mars, space wars, princess, danger, save the day, alien race, martian ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s, future
Place: virginia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 180K
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, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, danger, apocalypse, heroic mission, survival, spacecraft, adventure, young heroes, parents and children, isolation, real life father and son playing father and son, save the day ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Fifth Element (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France
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, breathtaking, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, save the world, space and aliens, future dystopia, good versus evil, end of the world, alien, heroic mission, love, adventure, supernatural ability, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 1990s, 1910s
Place: egypt, new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 110K
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: epic, futuristic, surreal, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, emperor, chosen one, good versus evil, witch, messiah, telepathy, duke, mutation, monster, adventure, heroic mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 592K
Aliens (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story, all contact is ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, scary, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, evil alien, space and aliens, deadly creature, survival, alien, outer space, space marine, space colony, cryogenics, heroine, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 76K
Terra Nova (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 46 min.
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: dangerous animal, time travel, danger, adventure, sent to the past, fate of humanity, survival, vestiges of humanity, changing the past or future, experiment, dinosaur, mistrust ...
Time: 22nd century, prehistoric times, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 663K
Thor (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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: exciting, humorous, stylized, entertaining, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, imaginary kingdom, immortality, legends and myths, warrior, adventure, rivalry, protector, betrayal, parents and children, god ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new mexico, usa, scandinavia, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Explore the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, exciting, absurd, entertaining ...
Plot: island, danger, death, self sacrifice, bomb, giant animal, survival, expedition, adventure, gunfight, jungle, gorilla ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, year 1944, year 1973, 20th century
Place: vietnam, thailand, bangkok thailand, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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, serious, suspenseful, stylized, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: life turned upside down, adventure, heroes, destiny, chaos, space and aliens, danger, chosen one, space wars, hopes, save the lady, space opera ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 164K
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, futuristic, cerebral ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, ancient mystery, teleportation, adventure, time travel, egyptology, evil alien, androgyny, outer space, timebomb, death of son, invented language ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1920s, 1990s, future
Place: egypt, mine, middle east, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Genre: Action, 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: futuristic, exciting, captivating, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, soldier, evil alien, changing the past or future, military, battles, alien invasion, space and aliens, warrior, immortality, alien, danger ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, england, europe, germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, serious, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, space travel, space wars, space and aliens, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, team, space station, alien, star trek ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 448K
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: stylized, suspenseful, mind bending, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, apocalypse, mysterious character, vestiges of humanity, evil alien, disorder, space and aliens, resistance, survival, soldier, alien encounter, danger ...
Time: future
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.9
 40K
Enemy Mine (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A soldier from Earth crashlands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, talky, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, friendship, racism, space wars, alien, stranded, survival, interracial relations, space battle, severed ear, survivor, planet ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the ...
Style: exciting, epic, semi serious, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, space travel, space and aliens, space wars, totalitarianism, adventure, good versus evil, space opera, rebellion, heroic mission, power relations, evil empire ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: survival, young heroes, future dystopia, female protagonist, mentor, danger, rebellion, warrior, championship, competition, society, president ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 396K
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, chick flick
Plot: survival, fighting the system, danger, rebellion, youth, society, rebelliousness, mentor, heroes, training, save the day, future dystopia ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 78K
The New World (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A drama about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century.
Style: stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic, touching ...
Plot: chief, culture clash, princess, new world, adventurer, colonialism, captain, power of love, adventure, wilderness, native americans, romance ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: virginia, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 65K
Star Trek (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Space. The Final Frontier. The U.S.S. Enterprise embarks on a five year mission to explore the galaxy. The Enterprise is under the command of Captain James T. Kirk with First Officer Mr. Spock, from the planet Vulcan. With a determined crew, the ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, space and aliens, adventure, alien encounter, star trek, heroic mission, imaginary, teleportation, captain, benign alien ...
Time: 23rd century, future
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, 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, suspenseful, entertaining, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: island, adventure, fantasy world, rescue, mission, danger, escapades, jungle, youth, adventurer, chase, dinosaur ...
Time: 19th century
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, exciting, futuristic, captivating, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, good versus evil, save the world, space travel, adventure, superhero, space and aliens, team, unlikely partners, danger, heroes ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry as part of the Star Trek franchise. The show is set in the nearby regions of the Milky Way galaxy, approximately during the 2360s and ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, star trek, outer space, space opera, alien planet, alien encounter, adventure, captain, teleportation, escapades, peaceful mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 1.3M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: atmospheric, futuristic, mind bending, serious, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, time travel, parallel world, heroic mission, space and aliens, future dystopia, inventions and discoveries, adventure, expedition, space exploration ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, stylized, serious, entertaining, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhuman powers, adventure, legends and myths, danger, good versus evil, heroic mission, mythology, curses spells and rituals, obsessive quest, destiny, sea monster, supernatural ability ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Warcraft: The Beginning (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: China, Canada, Japan, USA
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, entertaining, scenic, suspenseful, epic ...
Plot: sorcerer, fictional war, good versus evil, video game, magic, adventure, fantasy world, kingdom, battle, brutality, fight scenes, sword and sorcery ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky ...
Style: epic, exciting, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, space and aliens, rebel, good versus evil, heroic mission, space opera, rebellion, space wars, space battle, mentor, spacecraft ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.0
 553K
Star Trek (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space wars, heroic mission, space and aliens, teleportation, adventure, imaginary, star trek, heroes, space opera, time travel ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, entertaining ...
Plot: virtual reality, quest, video game, adventure, love, evil corporation, teenage protagonist, friendship, life, playing a video game, reward, fight ...
Time: future, 2040s, 80s, near future, 21st century
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Terminator Salvation (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: All grown up in post-apocalyptic 2018, John Connor must lead the resistance of humans against the increasingly dominating militaristic robots. But when Marcus Wright appears, his existence confuses the mission as Connor tries to determine whether ...
Style: futuristic, serious, bleak, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, man versus machine, killer robot, artificial intelligence, save the world, army, wartime, cyberpunk, resistance, fate of humanity, vestiges of humanity, dystopic future ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, future dystopia, rebellion, female protagonist, danger, adventure, heroes, revolution, society, social decay, game, escapades ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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