Movies like Avatar

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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, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: culture clash, alien, scientist, space and aliens, space travel, interracial romance, fantasy world, benign alien, warrior, adventure, mysterious planet, interracial relations, creature, alien encounter, soldier, escapades, distant planet, human nature, fighting the system, beautiful scenery, survival, teaching the ways of the world, virtual reality, greed, love affair ...
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, futuristic, epic and stylized films with plots about chase, adventure, dialogue, danger, technology, explosion and redemption mostly in Adventure, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Avatar: John Carter (2012), The Time Machine (2002), Divergent (2014), After Earth (2013), Stargate (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 244K
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: mysterious planet, mars, adventure, space travel, imaginary kingdom, heroes, space wars, princess, danger, alien race, monster, chosen one ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s, future
Place: arizona, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 machine, time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, haunted by the past, hopes, loss of loved one, loneliness, professor, scientist, obsessive quest, destiny ...
Time: future, 19th century, 2000s, near future, 1890s
Place: new york, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, China, Belgium, Germany, United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 137 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, government agent, alien race, spacecraft, parallel world, mission, creature, trapped in space, marriage proposal, military, alien planet ...
Time: future, year 1975, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 403K
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: fighting the system, youth, survival, danger, rebellion, society, mentor, heroes, young heroes, future dystopia, training, rebelliousness ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 4.8
 183K
After Earth (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, 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, danger, survival, heroic mission, spacecraft, adventure, apocalypse, parents and children, isolation, young heroes, real life father and son playing father and son, save the day ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 167K
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, teleportation, time travel, evil alien, adventure, ancient mystery, immortality, egyptology, spacecraft, space and aliens, outer space, emperor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1920s, future
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, futuristic, exciting, epic, tragic ending ...
Plot: rebellion, supernatural power, space travel, star wars, space battle, war, resistance, redemption, good versus evil, survival, space opera, mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 41K
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, stylized, suspenseful, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, evil alien, space wars, space and aliens, friendship, stranded, racism, survival, danger, survivor, future dystopia, war ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, scenic, epic, surprise ending ...
Plot: sorcerer, good versus evil, fantasy world, fictional war, magic, video game, adventure, kingdom, warrior, monster, battle, brutality ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 609K
Aliens (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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: frightening, suspenseful, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, alien, evil alien, space and aliens, deadly creature, survival, outer space, mysterious planet, strong female character, heroine, space marine, space colony ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 161 min.
Story: The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.
Style: epic, exciting, stylized, captivating, intense ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, creature, good versus evil, warrior, magical, sword and sorcery, heroes, magic, adventure, dragon, heroic mission, monster ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ 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, rescue, jungle, fantasy world, mission, gold, hurricane, danger, escapades, dinosaur, youth ...
Time: 19th century
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 213K
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, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: young heroes, space wars, intelligence, chosen one, prodigy, save the world, basic training, space and aliens, child prodigy, military base, heroes, evil alien ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: life turned upside down, adventure, heroes, destiny, chaos, space wars, space and aliens, danger, hopes, save the lady, chosen one, space travel ...
Time: future
Place: st. petersburg russia, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Battlefield Earth (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the year 3000, man is no match for the Psychlos, a greedy, manipulative race of aliens on a quest for ultimate profit. Led by the powerful Terl, the Psychlos are stripping Earth clean of its natural resources, using the broken remnants of ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, survival, good versus evil, danger, mining, alien invasion, post apocalypse, save the world, society, heroic mission, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, surprise ending ...
Plot: virtual reality, video game, teenage protagonist, cyberpunk, love, friendship, quest, adventure, evil corporation, teamwork, life, playing a video game ...
Time: future, 2040s, 80s, 21st century, near future
Place: manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, semi serious, humorous, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, space travel, space wars, space and aliens, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, team, space station, captain, self sacrifice ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.0
 459K
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, stylized, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, post apocalypse, apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, mysterious character, disorder, evil alien, danger, a.i., space and aliens, resistance, space travel ...
Time: future
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 113K
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, exciting, epic, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, chosen one, emperor, messiah, adventure, vengeance, battles, desert, good versus evil, loss of father, telepathy, duke ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, suspenseful, cliffhanger ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, space travel, space and aliens, save the world, future dystopia, good versus evil, heroic mission, end of the world, supernatural ability, love, taxi, heroes ...
Time: future, 1990s, 1910s
Place: egypt, new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: absurd, suspense, surprise ending, exciting, entertaining ...
Plot: island, giant animal, gorilla, expedition, danger, monster, death, self sacrifice, bomb, survival, prehistoric creature, gunfight ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, year 1973, 20th century, 70s
Place: thailand, vietnam, washington d.c., bangkok thailand
⇓ 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, rough, serious, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, one man army, bounty hunter, on the run, survival, outer space, adventure, danger, heroic mission, escapades, chaos, rivalry ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, surprise ending, interesting ...
Plot: superhero, chase, immortal, space travel, raccoon, father son relationship, evil god, green skin, father son conflict, megalomaniac, patricide, sister sister relationship ...
Time: year 1980, 2010s
Place: missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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: mind bending, futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time loop, evil alien, warrior, alien, space and aliens, soldier, alien invasion, military, army, battles ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, germany, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.9
 560K
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, stylized, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space wars, teleportation, space and aliens, heroic mission, adventure, teamwork, time travel, space opera, alternate universe, heroes ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: iowa
⇓ 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: semi serious, epic, exciting, stylized, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, space wars, space travel, evil empire, space and aliens, heroic mission, adventure, intergalactic, good versus evil, attack, rebel, totalitarianism ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, captivating, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, save the world, space travel, good versus evil, superhero, adventure, reluctant partners, team, space and aliens, teamwork, heroes ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 543K
Prometheus (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Style: futuristic, scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, space and aliens, expedition, space travel, mission, mysterious planet, alien encounter, spacecraft, fantasy world, hi-tech, distant planet, research ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 77K
Terra Nova (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, 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: dinosaur, time travel, sent to the past, danger, experiment, dangerous animal, adventure, survival, changing the past or future, fate of humanity, vestiges of humanity, mistrust ...
Time: prehistoric times, 22nd century, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 79K
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, atmospheric, touching, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: chief, princess, culture clash, native americans, adventurer, captain, power of love, wilderness, romance, new world, colonialism, choice ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: virginia, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%