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, breathtaking, serious, captivating, epic, scenic, inter cultural, stylized, allegory ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: fantasy world, alien, culture clash, interracial romance, benign alien, space and aliens, space travel, scientist, warrior, alien planet, adventure, creature, interracial relations, battles, alien encounter, mysterious planet, distant planet, human nature, beautiful scenery, soldier, fighting the system, escapades, expedition, survival, space colony ...
Time: future, 22nd century

Most similar movies to Avatar

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, futuristic, visually appealing and epic films with plots about chase, technology, explosion, adventure, dialogue, transformation and danger mostly in Adventure, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Avatar: John Carter (2012), Ender's Game (2013), Oblivion (2013), After Earth (2013), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 251K
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, serious, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mars, adventure, mysterious planet, imaginary kingdom, space travel, heroes, monster, space wars, chosen one, princess, danger, battles ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s, future
Place: new york, arizona, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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 race, space travel, alien planet, alien, government agent, parallel world, mission, creature, spacecraft, space station, outer space, military ...
Time: future, 2020s, 70s, year 1975
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.6
 220K
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, child prodigy, space and aliens, battles, adventure, evil alien ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.0
 475K
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: twists and turns, futuristic, mind bending, cerebral, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, post apocalypse, apocalypse, dystopic future, space and aliens, resistance, mysterious character, vestiges of humanity, catastrophe, disorder, danger, alien encounter ...
Time: future
Place: new york, pentagon, washington d.c., empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 4.8
 189K
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: danger, adventure, jungle, survival, spacecraft, apocalypse, heroic mission, parents and children, human in outer space, isolation, young heroes, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, space travel, demi god, chase, immortal, father son conflict, outer space, green skin, patricide, father son relationship, megalomaniac, raccoon ...
Time: 2010s, year 2014, year 2017, year 1980, 80s
Place: missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.1
 172K
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, psychotronic, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, teleportation, adventure, archaeology, alien planet, outer space, evil alien, spacecraft, time travel, ancient mystery, space and aliens, space opera ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 1920s, future
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, good versus evil, save the world, spacecraft, space travel, team, creature, adventure, superhero, imaginary, space and aliens, heroes ...
Time: future, year 1988, year 2014, 80s, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, imaginary, loneliness, society, hopes, utopia, loss of loved one, survival ...
Time: future, 19th century, 2030s, near future, 1890s ...
Place: new york, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, psychotronic, epic ...
Plot: sorcerer, fantasy world, magic, good versus evil, wizards, adventure, video game, fictional war, kingdom, monster, warrior, creature ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 travel, time loop, changing the past or future, alien, evil alien, warrior, alien invasion, soldier, invasion, space and aliens, chaos, battles ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, germany, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
 417K
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: youth, fighting the system, survival, future dystopia, society, rebellion, distopia, danger, young heroes, rebelliousness, mentor, training ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 97K
Mortal Engines (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Set in a world many thousands of years in the future. Earth’s cities now roam the globe on huge wheels, devouring each other in a struggle for ever diminishing resources. On one of these massive Traction Cities, Tom Natsworthy has an unexpected ...
Style: captivating, exciting, futuristic, entertaining, sinister ...
Plot: steampunk, post apocalypse, resistance, survival, artifact, post apocalyptic, danger, save the world, female warrior, female fighter, power, female assassin ...
Time: future
Place: london, big ben london, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, space and aliens, lone hero, outer space, adventure, bounty hunter, on the run, heroes, survival, battles, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.7
 79K
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, adventure, experiment, survival, post apocalypse, danger, sent to the past, imaginary, dangerous animal, changing the past or future, fate of humanity ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, 22nd century
⇓ 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, psychotronic ...
Plot: virtual reality, video game, cyberpunk, quest, teenage protagonist, adventure, friendship, teenage hero, virtuality, love, teamwork, teenage boy ...
Time: future, 80s, 2040s, near future, 21st century
Place: manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, alien, future dystopia, save the world, space and aliens, good versus evil, heroic mission, dystopic future, end of the world, adventure, spacecraft, love ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s, 1910s
Place: egypt, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
 121K
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, chosen one, adventure, battles, emperor, messiah, vengeance, desert, good versus evil, loss of father, witch, prophecy ...
Time: future
Place: south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, futuristic, exciting, reboot, epic ...
Plot: star wars, rebellion, space travel, space battle, suicide mission, supernatural power, heroism, resistance, redemption, good versus evil, survival, space opera ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
 459K
Pacific Rim (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, serious, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant monster, creature, monster, save the world, evil alien, heroic mission, danger, survival, chaos and mayhem, destruction, giant, battles ...
Time: future, 2020s, year 2017, near future
Place: pacific ocean, tokyo, hong kong, asia, alaska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
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: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, creature, magical, warrior, elf, adventure, fantasy world, sword and sorcery, monster, dragon, heroes ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.0
 728K
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, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, immortality, imaginary kingdom, mythology, adventure, superhuman powers, legends and myths, warrior, prince, exile, protector, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new mexico, scandinavia, usa, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, post apocalypse, survival, danger, mining, heroic mission, heroes, rivalry, save the world, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 637K
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, deadly creature, space and aliens, survival, outer space, mysterious planet, space colony, space marine, aliens, strong female character ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.4
 765K
Alien (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs ...
Style: scary, frightening, suspenseful, captivating, futuristic ...
Plot: alien, space travel, space and aliens, outer space, monster, evil alien, deadly creature, spacecraft, alien encounter, alien monster, scientist, trapped in space ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ 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: adventure, island, fantasy world, rescue, escapades, jungle, mission, dinosaur, gold, giant, hurricane, lost city ...
Time: 19th century
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.0
 567K
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, scenic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: dangerous animal, dinosaur, adventure, animal attack, island, theme park, survival, human animal relationship, catastrophe, experiment gone awry, amusement park, genetic engineering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 42K
Enemy Mine (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, West Germany, UK
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, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
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, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, space wars, destiny, imaginary, heroes, chaos, space and aliens, danger, space travel, save the lady, chosen one ...
Time: future
Place: st. petersburg russia, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, outer space, space and aliens, adventure, space wars, good versus evil, team, self sacrifice, heroic mission, mission, teamwork ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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