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9 (2009)
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9 (2009)

In a world destroyed in a war between man and machine, a hand-stitched doll with the number 9 written on its back comes to life. The world he has awakened in is frightening, but he quickly learns that he is not alone and that there are others like him, also with a single digit written on their back.… The first one he encounters is 2 who tells him something of what happened to the world. 2 is also thrilled with the disk 9 is carrying, one with three unique symbols on the front. 9 soon learns that the disk and some of the other dolls who are prepared to die for the good of humankind may be the last hope for man's salvation. (Read More)

Subgenre:
post apocalyptic alternate history survival horror steampunk cgi animation post apocalypse 
Themes:
end of mankind self sacrifice hope fear death friendship surrealism murder 
Mood:
ambiguous ending rain 
Period:
1940s 
Story:
number in character's name man versus machine soul taker doomed civilization destroyed planet destroyed bridge human extinction number in title oil drum rag doll war against machines manmade environmental disaster zipper stitch dark and stormy night β€¦grappling hook opening narration number one eyed man bickering multiple personality magnet devastation bird cage phonograph throne butcher knife hot air balloon head cut off based on short film coward cape leader creation macguffin beast machine female fighter stranded molotov cocktail capture soul black and white scene title appears in writing scissors mute android exploding building helmet record player threatened with a knife twin disappearance factory key shot in the leg transformation journey creature fictional war drawing no opening credits death of friend decapitation scientist falling from height shot to death corpse fire surprise ending chase explosion title spoken by character character name in title one word title flashback  (See All)

The Great Wall (2016)
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The Great Wall (2016)

When a mercenary warrior (Matt Damon) is imprisoned within the Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of the world. As wave after wave of marauding beasts besiege the massive structure, his quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism as he joins a huge army… of elite warriors to confront the unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable force. (Read More)

Subgenre:
alternate history 
Themes:
self sacrifice fear surrealism friendship death murder 
Story:
magnet throne hot air balloon macguffin capture helmet threatened with a knife shot in the leg journey creature fictional war no opening credits decapitation falling from height corpse β€¦fire surprise ending chase explosion  (See All)

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The Colony (2013)
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The Colony (2013)

Groups of people - colonies - are forced underground due to another ice age. Colony 7 goes to check on Colony 5, which they lost contact with. When they get there they find that the colony has fallen and there is a whole new enemy that they have to face on their way back.

Subgenre:
survival horror post apocalypse 
Themes:
self sacrifice fear murder death 
Story:
destroyed bridge leader female fighter stranded mute exploding building threatened with a knife factory key shot in the leg creature decapitation falling from height shot to death corpse β€¦fire surprise ending chase explosion title spoken by character flashback  (See All)

Identity (2003)
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Identity (2003)

Malcolm Rivers has been convicted as the perpetrator of several murders and is sentenced to death. An eleventh hour defense by his lawyers and psychiatrist that Malcolm is insane based on new evidence has resulted in them meeting with the prosecutors and the judge to discuss if the verdict should be… overturned. Meanwhile, on a dark night during a torrential rainstorm in the Nevada desert, a series of chain reaction events results in several people needing to stay at an out of the way motel managed by Larry. They are: ex-cop now limo driver Ed, and his client Caroline, a diva of a once famous actress; quiet adolescent Timmy, his stepfather George, and his mother Alice, who was seriously injured when Ed accidentally ran over her as she watched George change their flat tire; prostitute Paris, who was the unwitting cause of George's flat tire; newlyweds Lou and Ginny, whose marriage is based on a lie; and Police Officer Rhodes, who was en route escorting prisoner Robert to his new institution. They all can't leave the area because of washed out roads, all the other businesses around the motel are closed because of the storm, and all communication in and out is not functioning also because of the storm. One by one, they are murdered, the murderer leaving a calling card of a motel room key, starting with the room 10 key and working his way presumably to the room 1 key when the last person will be dead. Those still alive band somewhat together under Officer Rhodes and Ed's direction… (Read More)

Subgenre:
survival horror 
Themes:
self sacrifice fear death surrealism murder 
Mood:
ambiguous ending rain 
Story:
stitch dark and stormy night bickering multiple personality devastation butcher knife head cut off stranded capture threatened with a knife disappearance key transformation decapitation shot to death β€¦corpse fire surprise ending explosion title spoken by character one word title flashback  (See All)

The 5th Wave (2016) is one of the best movies like 9 (2009)
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The 5th Wave (2016)

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her fina…l hope - if she can only trust him. (Read More)

Subgenre:
post apocalypse 
Themes:
self sacrifice hope fear friendship death murder 
Story:
human extinction number in title female fighter exploding building helmet threatened with a knife shot in the leg fictional war no opening credits shot to death corpse fire surprise ending chase explosion β€¦title spoken by character flashback  (See All)

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Jason X (2001)
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Jason X (2001)

Set way in the future, Earth is no longer inhabitable, so humans have colonized in outer space. One colony receives two cryogenically frozen bodies, and when they defrost them, one of the bodies turns out to be.....who else? Jason Voorhees. No longer in the forest or Camp Crystal Lake, Jason stalks …the colonists in a whole new environment. (Read More)

Themes:
self sacrifice fear murder death 
Mood:
ambiguous ending 
Story:
number in title female fighter android exploding building threatened with a knife shot in the leg transformation creature decapitation scientist falling from height shot to death corpse fire surprise ending β€¦chase explosion character name in title flashback  (See All)

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
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War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and… the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (Read More)

Subgenre:
post apocalypse 
Themes:
self sacrifice hope fear murder death friendship 
Mood:
rain 
Story:
leader capture mute exploding building helmet journey fictional war no opening credits death of friend falling from height shot to death corpse fire surprise ending chase β€¦explosion flashback  (See All)

Gods Of Egypt (2016)
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Gods Of Egypt (2016)

Set, the merciless god of darkness, has taken over the throne of Egypt and plunged the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Few dare to rebel against him. A young thief, whose love was taken captive by the god, seeks to dethrone and defeat Set with the aid of the powerful god… Horus. (Read More)

Themes:
self sacrifice hope fear murder death surrealism 
Story:
one eyed man throne cape exploding building helmet threatened with a knife transformation creature fictional war no opening credits decapitation falling from height corpse fire surprise ending β€¦chase explosion flashback  (See All)

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Tomorrowland (2015) is one of the best movies like 9 (2009)
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Tomorrowland (2015)

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomo…rrowland." (Read More)

Themes:
self sacrifice hope fear surrealism murder death 
Story:
macguffin machine title appears in writing android exploding building helmet factory no opening credits decapitation scientist falling from height corpse fire surprise ending chase β€¦explosion title spoken by character one word title flashback  (See All)

The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015)
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The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015)

One choice can transform you-or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves--and herself--while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, po…litics and love. Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable--and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships. Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so. (Read More)

Subgenre:
post apocalypse 
Themes:
self sacrifice hope fear murder death friendship 
Story:
number in character's name leader macguffin female fighter capture threatened with a knife fictional war no opening credits scientist falling from height shot to death corpse fire surprise ending chase β€¦explosion one word title flashback  (See All)

Pan (2015)
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Pan (2015)

Subgenre:
steampunk 
Themes:
hope fear death surrealism friendship murder 
Period:
1940s 
Story:
female fighter threatened with a knife key journey creature fictional war no opening credits falling from height fire surprise ending chase explosion title spoken by character character name in title one word title 

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I, Frankenstein (2014)
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I, Frankenstein (2014)

Dr Victor Frankenstein dies frozen to death and the creature buries him at the cemetery of his family. However he is attacked by demons but he kills one of them and Gargoyles save him and take him to a Cathedral where the Gargoyles Order gathers. The Queen of the Gargoyles Leonore keeps Dr. Frankens…tein's journal together with the treasures of the Order and gives the name of Adam to the creature. Then she explains to Adam that there is an ancient war between the Gargoyles that are angels and demons under the command of the Prince Naberius. She also invites Adam to join the Gargoyles in the war against demons, but Adam prefers to isolate in a remote place. Two hundred years later, Adam returns and finds a modern society. Soon he learns that Naberius has the intention of creating an army of soulless corpses to be possessed by demons. The scientist Terra is researching a process to create life and Naberius is seeking Dr Frankenstein's journal to help Terra and raise his army. (Read More)

Themes:
death surrealism murder 
Story:
cape female fighter exploding building threatened with a knife transformation creature fictional war no opening credits decapitation scientist falling from height corpse fire surprise ending chase β€¦explosion title spoken by character character name in title flashback  (See All)

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016) is one of the best movies like 9 (2009)
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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gather…ing its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. (Read More)

Subgenre:
post apocalyptic survival horror post apocalypse 
Themes:
self sacrifice hope fear murder death 
Story:
female fighter threatened with a knife shot in the leg creature fictional war no opening credits decapitation scientist falling from height shot to death corpse fire surprise ending chase explosion β€¦flashback  (See All)

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)
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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)

The second chapter of the epic "Maze Runner" saga. Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) 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. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD's vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all. (Read More)

Subgenre:
post apocalypse 
Themes:
hope fear friendship murder death 
Story:
destroyed bridge capture journey creature no opening credits death of friend scientist falling from height shot to death corpse fire surprise ending explosion flashback 

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Victor Frankenstein (2015)
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Victor Frankenstein (2015)

James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protege Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But… Victor's experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation. (Read More)

Subgenre:
steampunk 
Themes:
fear friendship 
Story:
magnet hot air balloon creation creature drawing no opening credits scientist falling from height shot to death corpse fire surprise ending chase explosion title spoken by character β€¦character name in title flashback  (See All)

Astro Boy (2009)
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Astro Boy (2009)

Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist in the image of the son he has lost. Unable to fulfill the grieving man's expectations, our hero embarks on a journey in search of acceptance, experiencing betrayal and a netherworl…d of robot gladiators, before he returns to save Metro City and reconcile with the father who had rejected him. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cgi animation 
Themes:
self sacrifice hope 
Story:
capture android exploding building transformation journey creature no opening credits decapitation scientist falling from height surprise ending chase explosion title spoken by character character name in title 

Star Wars: Episode Vii - The Force Awakens (2015) is one of the best movies like 9 (2009)
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Star Wars: Episode Vii - The Force Awakens (2015)

30 years after the defeat of Darth Vader and the Empire, Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku, finds a BB-8 droid that knows the whereabouts of the long lost Luke Skywalker. Rey, as well as a rogue stormtrooper and two smugglers, are thrown into the middle of a battle between the Resistance and th…e daunting legions of the First Order. (Read More)

Themes:
hope fear murder death 
Mood:
ambiguous ending 
Story:
number in character's name cape macguffin female fighter exploding building helmet key creature fictional war no opening credits death of friend falling from height shot to death fire surprise ending β€¦chase explosion  (See All)

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Masters Of The Universe (1987)
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Masters Of The Universe (1987)

On the planet Eternia, Skeletor and his dark army overthrow the Sorceress of Castle Grayskull expecting to acquire her power. He-Man, his old friend Duncan "Man-at-Arms" and his daughter Teela are attacked by Skeletor's soldiers and they defeat them. They also rescue their prisoner, the inventor and… locksmith Gwildor. He explains that he was lured by Evil-Lyn that used his invention Cosmic Key to open the gates and seize the Castle Grayskull. He-Man and his friends retrieve the prototype of the Cosmic Key trying to release the Sorcereress but they are defeated by Skeletor and his army and Gwildor uses his key to open and portal for them to flee. They come to Earth but lose the key. Meanwhile Julie Winston, who grieves the loss of her parents in a plane crash, and her boyfriend Kevin Corrigan find and activate the key, believing it is a foreign musical instrument. On Eternia, Evil-Lyn locates the Cosmic Key and Skeletor sends her with a group of mercenaries and soldiers to vanquish He-man and his friends and bring the key back. Will they succeed? (Read More)

Themes:
self sacrifice hope friendship murder death surrealism 
Story:
throne cape macguffin beast female fighter helmet key transformation creature fictional war falling from height fire surprise ending chase explosion β€¦title spoken by character  (See All)

Warcraft (2016)
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Warcraft (2016)

When the world of the Orcs of Draenor is being destroyed by the evil fel magic that uses life-force, the powerful warlock Gul'dan creates a portal to the world of Azeroth and forms the Horde with members of the Orc clans. He also captures many prisoners to keep the portal open. The king of Azeroth, …Llane Wrynn and his brother-in-law, Anduin Lothar are informed by the apprentice of magician Khadgar that he has found fel magic in dead bodies and the king decides to summon the Guardian of Tirisfal, Medivh, to protect his kingdom. Lothar and Khadgar head to Kharazhan to meet Medivh and an ominous shadow points a book out to Khadgar, who takes it and hides. Anduin, Khadgar and Medivh and a group of soldiers are attacked by Orcs and they capture the slave Garona, who is released by King Llane, and she shows them the location of the portal. Garona is contacted by the Orc chief of a clan Durotan that wants to meet King Llane to stop the fel magic. Meanwhile Khadgar learns that the gate was opened with the help of someone in Azeroth. Shall King Llane trust Garona and Durotan, who might be the traitor? (Read More)

Themes:
self sacrifice hope fear friendship murder surrealism death 
Story:
leader female fighter capture exploding building helmet threatened with a knife transformation creature fictional war no opening credits death of friend decapitation falling from height shot to death corpse β€¦fire surprise ending chase explosion one word title  (See All)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire …galaxy now rests upon its success. (Read More)

Themes:
self sacrifice hope fear murder death friendship 
Story:
destroyed planet number in title cape female fighter capture exploding building helmet creature fictional war no opening credits death of friend scientist falling from height shot to death corpse β€¦fire chase explosion title spoken by character flashback  (See All)

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King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) is one of the best movies like 9 (2009)
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King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:
self sacrifice hope fear friendship murder death surrealism 
Mood:
rain 
Story:
throne helmet threatened with a knife shot in the leg transformation creature fictional war decapitation falling from height shot to death corpse fire surprise ending chase explosion β€¦title spoken by character character name in title flashback  (See All)

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
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Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

In this continuation to the adventure of the demon superhero, an evil elf breaks an ancient pact between humans and creatures, as he declares war against humanity. He is on a mission to release The Golden Army, a deadly group of fighting machines that can destroy the human race. As Hell on Earth is …ready to erupt, Hellboy and his crew set out to defeat the evil prince before The Golden Army can destroy humanity's existence. (Read More)

Subgenre:
steampunk 
Themes:
self sacrifice death 
Story:
head cut off soul threatened with a knife twin creature fictional war no opening credits decapitation falling from height surprise ending title spoken by character character name in title flashback 

Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)
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Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)

The second "Highlander" movie, again with Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery. It's the year 2024 and all the ozone above Earth has gone. To protect people from dying, MacLeod helped in the construction of a giant "shield", several years ago. But, since there isn't left anyone Immortal after MacLeo…d's victory in the previous film, he has stopped being an Immortal himself. Now he is just an old man, until one day some other Immortals arrive on our planet. You see, the Immortals come from another planet... (Read More)

Themes:
self sacrifice murder death 
Mood:
rain 
Story:
number in title head cut off female fighter exploding building fictional war death of friend decapitation scientist falling from height shot to death corpse fire surprise ending chase explosion β€¦flashback  (See All)

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The Time Machine (2002)
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The Time Machine (2002)

Based on the classic sci-fi novel by H.G. Wells, scientist and inventor, Alexander Hartdegen, is determined to prove that time travel is possible. His determination is turned to desperation by a personal tragedy that now drives him to want to change the past. Testing his theories with a time machine… of his own invention, Hartdegen is hurtled 800,000 years into the future, where he discovers that mankind has divided into the hunter - and the hunted. (Read More)

Subgenre:
alternate history steampunk 
Themes:
murder death 
Story:
machine title appears in writing shot in the leg scientist falling from height fire chase explosion title spoken by character 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) is one of the best movies like 9 (2009)
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

With the Games destroyed, Katniss Everdeen, along with Gale, Finnick and Beetee, end up in the so thought "destroyed" District 13. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her friends, Katniss becomes the "Mockingjay", the symbol of rebellion for the districts of Panem.

Subgenre:
post apocalypse 
Themes:
hope fear friendship murder death 
Story:
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The Maze Runner (2014)
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The Maze Runner (2014)

Awakening in an elevator, remembering nothing of his past, Thomas emerges into a world of about thirty teenage boys, all without past memories, who have learned to survive under their own set of rules in a completely enclosed environment, subsisting on their own agriculture and supplies. With a new …boy arriving every thirty days, the group has been in "The Glade" for three years, trying to find a way to escape through the Maze that surrounds their living space (patrolled by cyborg monsters named 'Grievers'). They have begun to give up hope when a comatose girl arrives with a strange note, and their world begins to change with the boys dividing into two factions: those willing to risk their lives to escape and those wanting to hang onto what they've got and survive. (Read More)

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post apocalypse 
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self sacrifice hope fear friendship death murder 
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rain 
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

After young Katniss Everdeen agrees to be the symbol of rebellion, the Mockingjay, she tries to return Peeta to his normal state, tries to get to the Capitol, and tries to deal with the battles coming her way...but all for her main goal: assassinating President Snow and returning peace to the Distri…cts of Panem. As her squad starts to get smaller and smaller, will she make it to the Capitol? Will she get revenge on Snow or will her target change? Will she be with her "Star-Crossed Lover," Peeta, or her long-time friend, Gale? Deaths, bombs, bow and arrows, a love triangle, hope... What will happen? (Read More)

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post apocalypse 
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self sacrifice hope fear death murder 
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Big Hero 6 (2014)
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Big Hero 6 (2014)

When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends …into a band of high-tech heroes called "Big Hero 6." (Read More)

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cgi animation 
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self sacrifice friendship 
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Chappie (2015) is one of the best movies like 9 (2009)
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Chappie (2015)

In Johannesburg, the police department reduced the high rating of criminality using robots from the Tetravaal Company, designed by the engineer Deon Wilson. The former military Vincent Moore is envious of Deon, since he has developed another project called Moose, but neither Tetravaal nor the police… department is interested. Deon has just developed an Artificial Intelligence but the Tetravaal's CEO Michelle Bradley asks him to abort the project. Deon decides to bring the damaged Robot 22 that was sent to be crushed to test his A.I. However he is kidnapped by the criminals Ninja, Yo-Landi and Amerika that want him to stop the robot cops. When they see the damaged robot in the van, they force Deon to program it to heist banks with them and they call it Chappie. However, Chappie acts like a child and need to be trained to learn and grow. Meanwhile Vincent follows Deon and plots an evil scheme to activate his robot. (Read More)

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self sacrifice murder surrealism death 
Mood:
rain 
Story:
based on short film molotov cocktail title appears in writing android helmet threatened with a knife factory shot in the leg no opening credits death of friend shot to death corpse surprise ending explosion title spoken by character β€¦character name in title one word title flashback  (See All)

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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

After a car accident, Michelle awakens to find herself in a mysterious bunker with two men named Howard and Emmett. Howard offers her a pair of crutches to help her remain mobile with her leg injury sustained from the car crash and tells her to "get good on those" before leaving the bunker. She has …been given the information that there has been an alien attack and the outside world is poisoned. However, Howard and Emmett's intentions soon become questionable and Michelle is faced with a question: Is it better in here or out there? (Read More)

Subgenre:
post apocalypse 
Themes:
self sacrifice fear death murder 
Mood:
ambiguous ending 
Story:
number in title molotov cocktail title appears in writing scissors threatened with a knife key creature drawing no opening credits shot to death corpse fire surprise ending chase explosion β€¦flashback  (See All)

Hercules (2014)
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Hercules (2014)

1400 B.C., a tormented soul walked the Earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus. For this, he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors, and the death of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the god…s finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years, he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting, and the presence of death. These men and women never question where they go to fight, or why, or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now, the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen, when they must train an army to become as ruthless and bloodthirsty as their reputation has become. (Read More)

Themes:
self sacrifice murder death 
Story:
capture soul mute helmet threatened with a knife shot in the leg creature fictional war no opening credits decapitation falling from height shot to death corpse fire title spoken by character β€¦character name in title one word title flashback  (See All)

Terminator Genisys (2015)
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Terminator Genisys (2015)

When John Connor ('Jason Clarke (I)' (qv)), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese ('Jai Courtney' (qv)) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor ('Emilia Clarke' (qv)) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured time-line. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a… new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian ('Arnold Schwarzenegger' (qv)), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future... (Read More)

Subgenre:
post apocalypse 
Themes:
self sacrifice hope murder death 
Story:
leader android exploding building factory shot in the leg transformation fictional war decapitation scientist shot to death corpse surprise ending explosion character name in title flashback 

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Dracula Untold (2014) is one of the best movies like 9 (2009)
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Dracula Untold (2014)

At the turn of the century, the young lord Vlad and his family live a peaceful life ruling over their small kingdom, but when a Turk warlord demands from Vlad a thousand boys and his son to create an army Vlad seeks a terrible power that will allow him to protect his kingdom and family from the Turk…s at a terrible cost. (Read More)

Themes:
self sacrifice hope fear death murder surrealism 
Story:
throne cape helmet threatened with a knife transformation no opening credits falling from height corpse fire surprise ending chase explosion character name in title flashback 

The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
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The Transformers: The Movie (1986)

This theatrical movie based on the television series (which was also based on a popular multiform robot toyline) did not go over very well at the box office. The movie takes place in 2005, twenty years after the television series, and chronicles the efforts of the heroic Autobots to defend their hom…eworld Cybertron from the evil Decepticons. Both factions are seething with anger, and that hatred has blinded them to a hideous menace headed their way. That hideous menace is the colossal planet known as Unicron, who has been ready to consume anything that stands in its way. The only thing that can stop Unicron is the Autobot Matrix of Leadership, which is possessed by the Autobots and which the Decepticons, through Unicron's orders, plan to take away from them. (Read More)

Themes:
self sacrifice hope friendship death murder 
Story:
throne female fighter capture android transformation creature fictional war death of friend decapitation scientist shot to death corpse surprise ending chase explosion 

Watchmen (2009)
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Watchmen (2009)

In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited heroes set out to prevent their own destruction, but in d…oing so discover a deeper and far more diabolical plot. (Read More)

Subgenre:
alternate history 
Themes:
death friendship surrealism murder 
Period:
1940s 
Story:
number in character's name one eyed man devastation molotov cocktail title appears in writing shot in the leg scientist falling from height shot to death surprise ending explosion title spoken by character one word title flashback 

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Star Trek Beyond (2016)
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Star Trek Beyond (2016)

After stopping off at Starbase Yorktown, a remote outpost on the fringes of Federation space, the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, is destroyed by an unstoppable wave of unknown aliens. With the crew stranded on an unknown planet and with no apparent means of rescue, they find t…hemselves fighting against a ruthless enemy with a well-earned hatred of the Federation and everything it stands for. Only a rebellious alien warrior can help them reunite and leave the planet to stop this deadly menace from beginning a possible galactic war. (Read More)

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self sacrifice hope fear murder death friendship 
Story:
macguffin female fighter stranded capture threatened with a knife transformation creature no opening credits death of friend falling from height shot to death corpse chase explosion 

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009) is one of the best movies like 9 (2009)
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Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)

A youth chooses manhood. The week Sam Witwicky starts college, the Decepticons make trouble in Shanghai. A presidential envoy believes it's because the Autobots are around; he wants them gone. He's wrong: the Decepticons need access to Sam's mind to see some glyphs imprinted there that will lead the…m to a fragile object that, when inserted in an alien machine hidden in Egypt for centuries, will give them the power to blow out the sun. Sam, his girlfriend Mikaela Banes, and Sam's parents are in danger. Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are Sam's principal protectors. If one of them goes down, what becomes of Sam? (Read More)

Themes:
self sacrifice fear death murder 
Story:
magnet macguffin machine mute android exploding building shot in the leg fictional war no opening credits decapitation falling from height shot to death fire chase explosion β€¦character name in title flashback  (See All)

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)
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X-men: Apocalypse (2016)

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds …it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. (Read More)

Subgenre:
alternate history 
Themes:
self sacrifice hope fear death murder surrealism 
Story:
cape exploding building helmet threatened with a knife factory transformation fictional war no opening credits decapitation scientist falling from height corpse fire surprise ending chase β€¦explosion character name in title flashback  (See All)

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Conan The Barbarian (2011)
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Conan The Barbarian (2011)

A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.

Subgenre:
alternate history 
Themes:
hope murder death 
Story:
one eyed man capture threatened with a knife key shot in the leg creature fictional war no opening credits decapitation falling from height shot to death fire chase explosion character name in title β€¦flashback  (See All)

Hellboy (2004)
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Hellboy (2004)

In the final days of World War II, the Nazis attempt to use black magic to aid their dying cause. The Allies raid the camp where the ceremony is taking place, but not before a demon - Hellboy - has already been conjured. Joining the Allied forces, Hellboy eventually grows to adulthood, serving the c…ause of good rather than evil. (Read More)

Subgenre:
steampunk 
Themes:
murder 
Period:
1940s 
Story:
soul title appears in writing exploding building shot in the leg no opening credits falling from height shot to death corpse fire explosion title spoken by character character name in title one word title 

Sucker Punch (2011) is one of the best movies like 9 (2009)
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Sucker Punch (2011)

A young girl (Baby Doll) is locked away in a mental asylum by her abusive stepfather where she will undergo a lobotomy in five days' time. Faced with unimaginable odds, she retreats to a fantastical world in her imagination where she and four other female inmates at the asylum, plot to escape the fa…cility. The lines between reality and fantasy blur as Baby Doll and her four companions, as well as a mysterious guide, fight to retrieve the five items they need that will allow them to break free from their captors before it's too late... (Read More)

Subgenre:
steampunk 
Themes:
self sacrifice death murder surrealism 
Story:
molotov cocktail threatened with a knife key shot in the leg creature no opening credits death of friend decapitation falling from height shot to death corpse fire surprise ending chase explosion β€¦flashback  (See All)

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Deep Rising (1998)
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Deep Rising (1998)

When a band of ruthless hijackers invade the world's most luxurious cruise ship, they're shocked to discover the passengers have mysteriously vanished! But that doesn't mean they are alone! Something terrifying is lurking just out of sight: a deadly force from the unexplored depths of the ocean that… begins to snatch the horrified intruders one by one! (Read More)

Subgenre:
survival horror 
Themes:
death friendship 
Mood:
rain 
Story:
dark and stormy night threatened with a knife shot in the leg creature falling from height shot to death corpse fire surprise ending chase explosion 

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
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Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice (Jovovich), continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead …that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead - and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap. (Read More)

Subgenre:
survival horror post apocalypse 
Themes:
death murder 
Mood:
rain 
Story:
black and white scene exploding building shot in the leg transformation journey creature fictional war death of friend decapitation falling from height shot to death surprise ending chase explosion flashback 

The Host (2013)
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The Host (2013)

A race of non-corporeal, parasitic aliens who go from planet to planet looking for hosts have come to Earth and basically taken over the human race. It's believed that, once inside a body, all memories of the host human are gone. Some few free humans remain hidden from them, forming a resistance gro…up. When an alien Seeker captures a girl named Melanie and puts a Wanderer in her body, she hopes to find out where the remaining humans are gathered, but Melanie, a strong fighter able to converse with the alien in her commandeered body, convinces the Wanderer to say nothing. Disappointed by the lack of progress (though suspecting an empathy for the human), the Seeker informs the Wanderer that she'll be removed and placed in a new host while she herself will enter Melanie. With human lives at risk, Melanie convinces Wanderer to run away and hide out with the humans, but finding them doesn't mean they'll allow an alien presence among them. Jared (Melanie's boyfriend) wants her dead, but Jeb (Melanie's uncle) wants to wait, and Ian, tasked with guarding her, finds himself siding with Jeb. As Ian begins to fall for Melanie, a strange love triangle develops, with Ian wanting Wanderer (inhabiting Melanie's body), Jared wanting Melanie (imprisoned inside her own body), and no one knowing any way to separate the two without killing both. (Read More)

Subgenre:
post apocalypse 
Themes:
self sacrifice hope fear surrealism murder death 
Mood:
rain 
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47 Ronin (2013) is one of the best movies like 9 (2009)
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47 Ronin (2013)

While hunting in the forest, Lord Asano of Ako and his samurai find a young half-breed and take him with them to live in the castle. Several years later, Lord Asano holds a tournament to welcome the Shogun to Ako. The night after the tournament, Lord Asano is bewitched into hurting Lord Kira of Naga…to, and is punished into committing seppuku by the Shogun. Realizing that it was a Lord Kira's evil plot, the samurais and the half-breed sets out for revenge against the Shogun's order. (Read More)

Themes:
murder death surrealism 
Story:
number in title opening narration head cut off beast exploding building shot in the leg creature no opening credits decapitation shot to death corpse fire surprise ending chase explosion β€¦title spoken by character flashback  (See All)

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
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Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill from Earth, is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team of space heroes known as the "Guardi…ans of the Galaxy" to save the world. (Read More)

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self sacrifice surrealism friendship death murder 
Story:
macguffin female fighter android exploding building helmet threatened with a knife creature fictional war falling from height shot to death surprise ending chase explosion title spoken by character flashback 

Assassin's Creed (2016)
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Assassin's Creed (2016)

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar de Nerha, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowle…dge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. (Read More)

Themes:
fear murder surrealism death 
Story:
macguffin female fighter helmet threatened with a knife shot in the leg fictional war drawing no opening credits scientist shot to death corpse fire surprise ending chase explosion β€¦title spoken by character flashback  (See All)

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Priest (2011)
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Priest (2011)

PRIEST, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in d…ystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece's boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills. (Read More)

Subgenre:
post apocalyptic post apocalypse 
Themes:
self sacrifice murder death 
Story:
threatened with a knife transformation creature fictional war no opening credits decapitation falling from height corpse fire surprise ending chase explosion title spoken by character character name in title one word title β€¦flashback  (See All)

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) is one of the best movies like 9 (2009)
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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest--without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill h…is contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south? (Read More)

Themes:
murder death 
Mood:
rain 
Story:
female fighter capture key shot in the leg transformation journey creature fictional war no opening credits decapitation falling from height shot to death fire chase explosion β€¦title spoken by character character name in title flashback  (See All)

The Last Airbender (2010)
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The Last Airbender (2010)

The world is divided into four kingdoms, each represented by the element they harness, and peace has lasted throughout the realms of Water, Air, Earth, and Fire under the supervision of the Avatar, a link to the spirit world and the only being capable of mastering the use of all four elements. When …young Avatar Aang disappears, the Fire Nation launches an attack to eradicate all members of the Air Nomads to prevent interference in their future plans for world domination. 100 years pass and current Fire Lord Ozai continues to conquer and imprison anyone with elemental "bending" abilities in the Earth and Water Kingdoms, while siblings Katara and Sokka from a Southern Water Tribe find a mysterious boy trapped beneath the ice outside their village. Upon rescuing him, he reveals himself to be Aang, Avatar and last of the Air Nomads. Swearing to protect the Avatar, Katara and Sokka journey with him to the Northern Water Kingdom in his quest to master "Waterbending" and eventually fulfill his destiny of once again restoring peace to the world. But as they inch nearer to their goal, the group must evade Prince Zuko, the exiled son of Lord Ozai, Commander Zhao, the Fire Nation's military leader, and the tyrannical onslaught of the evil Fire Lord himself. (Read More)

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self sacrifice surrealism death friendship 
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