Movies like Battle Royale

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Battle Royale (2000)
 7.6
 166K
Battle Royale (2000)
Original name: バトル・ロワイアル
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.
Style: bleak, disturbing, exciting, futuristic, controversial, realistic, scary, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, death, survivor, cruelty, future dystopia, island, captivity, desperation, game of death, teacher, survival, trap, battles, school class, battle, adolescence, suicide, massacre, dying, self sacrifice, rivalry, gunfight, gory, student, sword fight ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Battle Royale

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, suspenseful and intense films with plots about violence, death, dialogue, danger, mentor, brutality and storytelling mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like Battle Royale: The Hunger Games (2012), The Tournament (2009), Lord of the Flies (1963), Cube (1997), Confessions (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Battle Royale II (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 155 min.
Story: It's three years after the events of the original Battle Royale, and Shuya Nanahara is now an internationally-known terrorist determined to bring down the government. His terrorist group, Wild Seven, stages an attack that levels several ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: island, teenager, terrorist, survival, vengeance, kidnapping, future dystopia, deadly, rivalry, supernatural, frame up, chaos ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, afghanistan, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hunger Games (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: future dystopia, survival, young heroes, against the odds, contests and competitions, youth, heroes, society, killings, death, trap, heroine ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
 34K
The Tournament (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Bahrain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Every ten or seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash prize and the title of Worlds No 1, which itself ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, chase, hitman, most dangerous game, tournament, competition, confession, martial arts, betting, uninhibited rivalry, violence spree, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: britain, england, brazil, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, future dystopia, strong female character, survival, rebellion, distopia, society, against the odds, youth, adventure, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Lord of the Flies (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Amidst a nuclear war, a plane carrying a group of schoolboys crash lands on a deserted island. With no adult survivors, the boys are forced to fend for themselves. At first they cooperate, but when the they split into two separate camps -- one led ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids
Plot: island, innocence lost, survival, wilderness, isolation, adolescence vs adulthood, rivalry, danger, youth, human nature, against the rules, social differences ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, future
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, 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, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, future dystopia, survival, young heroes, warrior, competition, rebellion, mentor, contests and competitions, distopia, president, danger ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.2
 206K
Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, clever, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, trap, maze, captivity, escape, trapped, danger, death, mathematics, mysterious place, parallel world ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, romantic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: distopia, fight, tough girl, survival, danger, rebellion, revolution, chase, strong female lead, chosen one, love triangle, couples ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.8
 35K
Confessions (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, teachers and students, child murder, mystery, grief, bullying, social decay, unlikely criminals, crime and punishment, mentally unstable, deadly, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 14K
Azumi (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In war-torn Japan, the Tokugawa Shogun, desperate to restore peace to his people, orders the assassination of the hostile warlords. A beautiful young woman is raised from birth with nine other orphans, to become an assassin. Her name is Azumi, the ...
Style: serious, rough, breathtaking, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: samurai, martial arts, assassination, good versus evil, vengeance, survival, elimination, deadly, danger, visceral, mass murder, assassin ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Scorch Trials (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. ...
Style: exciting, tense, twists and turns, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: maze, distopia, adventure, survival, imaginary, post apocalypse, danger, young heroes, confined, on the run, resistance, desert ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.8
 26K
Tekken (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the year of 2039, after World Wars destroy much of the civilization as we know it, territories are no longer run by governments, but by corporations; the mightiest of which is the Mishima Zaibatsu. In order to placate the seething masses of this ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts tournament, martial arts, future dystopia, danger, ninja, tough heroes, contests and competitions, revenge, violence, heroes, distopia, brutality ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2030s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
Style: realistic, bleak, disturbing, contemplative, emotional ...
Plot: survival, military, war, battles, world war two, chaos, japanese history, danger, selflessness, chaos and mayhem, brutality, japanese army ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 2005
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 61K
13 Assassins (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, intense, suspense ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, battles, massacre, duel, samurai sword, battle, martial arts, suicide, mission, violence, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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 ⇓
25%
 3.6
 478
The Eliminator (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Former LAPD cop, Dakota Varley, enters a power boat race seeking the prize of $250,000, but immediately discovers, first hand, that this race's risk matches the prize: one racer is killed, 3 others seriously injured in multiple action-packed ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, survival, heroes, one man army, most dangerous game, chase, island, martial arts, jungle, rivalry, danger, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, space and aliens, evil alien, soldier, military, space travel, heroes, future dystopia, monster, space battle, distopia ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 5K
The Hunted (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A businessman on a trip to Tokyo ends up in the middle of a centuries old feud between a criminal Ninja cult and a Samurai when he witnesses a assassination performed by the Ninja-cult leader.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, murder, martial arts, danger, hitman, master warrior, vengeance, crimes, mysterious character, dishonesty, deadly, ninja ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ellie Linton, a teen from an Australian coastal town, leads her friends on an excursion to a camp deep in the woods, dubbed "Hell." Upon their return, the youths find that their town has been overrun by an enemy army, and their friends and ...
Style: exciting, tense, realistic, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: invasion, survival, adventure, heroes, rescue, teenager, escapades, youth, young heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 118 min.
Story: From the Egyptian desert to deep below the polar ice caps, the elite G.I. JOE team uses the latest in next-generation spy and military equipment to fight the corrupt arms dealer Destro and the growing threat of the mysterious Cobra organization to ...
Style: exciting, comic, entertaining, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: good versus evil, danger, military, soldier, heroic mission, chaos, revenge, future dystopia, terrorist, government, attack, world domination ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 1600s
Place: egypt, moscow russia, japan, paris france, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 138K
The Running Man (1987)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, chases and races, danger, dystopic future, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, resistance, gadget, tough heroes, future dystopia, distopia ...
Time: future, 80s, twentieth century, 2010s, year 2019 ...
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 407K
The Maze Runner (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, adventure, apocalypse, imaginary, maze, isolation, trapped, society, memory loss, youth, young heroes, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 11K
Returner (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After an alien invasion threatens to annihilate the human race, a young Japanese girl, named Milly (Anne Suzuki), travels back in time from 2084 to October 2002, and enlists the reluctant aid of skilled Tokyo gunman, named Miyamoto (Takeshi ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, tech noir, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, hitman, ufo, adventure, save the world, danger, life is a bitch, changing the past or future, escapades, future dystopia, imaginary, alien invasion ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In the second film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto battles a group of female ninja in the employ of the Yagyu clan and must assassinate a traitor who plans to sell his clan's secrets to the Shogunate.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, sword fight, master warrior, martial arts, lone wolves, blood, drifter, heroes, decapitation, good versus evil, female ninja, martial artist ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.1
 1K
Deathsport (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: 1000 years into the future, after the Great Neutron Wars, the world is divided into desert wastelands and isolated city-states. Notorious "Desert Ranger" Kaz is forced to fight in the DeathSport, dueling on futuristic motorcycle ...
Style: futuristic, serious, stylized, tense, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, race against time, chase, battles, leadership, against the odds, deadly, chaos, danger, vengeance, rivalry, apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.7
 12K
Lady Snowblood (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Yuki's family is nearly wiped out before she is born due to the machinations of a band of criminals. These criminals kidnap and brutalize her mother but leave her alive. Later her mother ends up in prison with only revenge to keep her alive. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, murder, female assassin, female killer, childbirth, martial arts, vigilantism, samurai, track down, danger, assassination, child birth ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Kenshin has settled into his new life with Kaoru and his other friends when he is approached with a request from the Meiji government. Makoto Shishio, a former assassin like Kenshin, was betrayed, set on fire and left for dead. He survived, and is ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, one man army, ambition, good versus evil, political unrest, rivalry, katana sword, survival, master warrior, heroes, state affairs, blind ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Fist of the North Star (1995)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: From the immensely popular FIST OF THE NORTH STAR comic book series, comes a new hero. The fate of mankind rests with superhuman warrior Kenshiro who roams the wastelands of the future waging a battle against overwhelming evil. With the spiritual ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, nuclear holocaust, destiny, superhuman powers, battles, adventure, vengeance, heroic mission, lone wolves, escapades, life is a bitch, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The United Nations assembles the ultimate weapon to defeat Godzilla, while scientists discover a fresh pteranodon egg on a remote Japanese island.
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, allegory, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, island, dinosaur, container, self sacrifice, creature feature, sibling, pterodactyl, giant monster, giant robot, godzilla, giant robots ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 50K
The Condemned (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jack Conrad is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from ...
Style: exciting, rough, intense, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: island, chase, jungle, betrayal, brutality, last man standing, battles, battle, death row, survival, surveillance, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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