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Avatar (2009)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Avatar (2009)

When his brother is killed in a robbery, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully decides to take his place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora. There he learns of greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge's intentions of driving off the native humanoid "Na'vi" in order to mine for the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland. In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na'vi people with the use of an "avatar" identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand - and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora. (Read More)

Themes:hunting, environment, panic, cruelty, greed, exploitation, sadism, insanity, redemption, terrorism, racism, nature, military, monster, fear, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Mood:allegory, epic, suspense
Locations:laboratory, campfire, jungle, space, wheelchair, village, forest
Characters:alien, biologist, villain, killer, warrior, soldier
Period:future
Story:epic battle, alien planet, alien creature, avatar, going native, poisoned arrow, paraplegic, arrow in chest, soul transference, marine, lieutenant colonel, shot with an arrow, fictional planet, death of twin, environmental destruction, hunting knife, murderer duo, loss of brother, twin brother, bow and arrow

Predators (2010)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predators (2010)

The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they find that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive. (Read More)

Themes:hunting, panic, insanity, redemption, military, monster, fear, betrayal, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:jungle, forest
Characters:killer, warrior, alien, soldier
Story:alien planet, alien creature, animal attack, warrior race, outer space, female warrior, alien predator, human versus alien, female soldier, foot chase, exploding ship, hunt, extraterrestrial, gatling gun, fight to the death, mercilessness, planet, lifting someone into the air, hunter, machete

Rogue One (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Rogue One (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:panic, redemption, fear, betrayal, friendship, revenge
Mood:epic, suspense
Locations:space
Characters:warrior, alien, soldier
Period:future
Story:epic battle, alien creature, fictional planet, rebellion, space western, space travel, outer space, female warrior, weapon, outpost, female pilot, saga, exploding ship, starship, shot through a window, wilhelm scream, hologram, escape attempt, mercilessness, resistance

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

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)

Themes:panic, redemption, military, fear, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Mood:epic, suspense
Locations:campfire, jungle, village, forest
Characters:soldier
Period:future
Story:epic battle, shot with an arrow, loss of brother, bow and arrow, colonel, animal attack, helicopter crash, female soldier, exploding helicopter, righteous rage, leader, gatling gun, smoke, arrow, tribe, mercilessness, invasion, social commentary, torch, blockbuster

Enemy Mine (1985) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

Enemy Mine (1985)

A soldier from Earth crash-lands 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 himself caring for his enemy in a completely unexpected way. (Read More)

Themes:panic, sadism, racism, military, monster, fear, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Locations:laboratory, campfire, space, forest
Characters:alien, warrior, soldier
Period:future
Story:alien planet, alien creature, loss of brother, battle, planet, space western, animal attack, space travel, warrior race, outer space, humanoid alien, human versus alien, female pilot, exploding ship, orchestral music score, language barrier, extraterrestrial, fight to the death, mercilessness, social commentary

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:panic, redemption, monster, fear, betrayal, friendship, revenge
Locations:village, forest
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:shot with an arrow, bow and arrow, animal attack, burning village, foot chase, righteous rage, archery, knife throwing, crushed to death, mercilessness, impostor, resistance, bravery, mind control, torch, jumping from height, rebellion, blockbuster, spear, destruction

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

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 "Guardians of the Galaxy" to save the world. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Locations:space
Characters:villain, warrior, alien, soldier
Story:alien planet, alien creature, fictional planet, human in outer space, villain not really dead cliche, space travel, outer space, female warrior, blue skinned alien, female humanoid alien, humanoid alien, foot chase, interspecies romance, blue skin, interspecies sex, exploding ship, starship, genetic engineering, arrow, title at the end

Star Trek: Beyond (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

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 themselves 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)

Themes:panic, fear, betrayal, friendship, revenge
Locations:space, forest
Characters:warrior, alien
Story:alien planet, alien creature, planet, space western, human in outer space, villain not really dead cliche, space travel, outer space, female warrior, female humanoid alien, humanoid alien, foot chase, outpost, exploding ship, starship, no title at beginning, translator, wilhelm scream, title at the end, hologram

The Last Samurai (2003) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009)
Action, Drama, History, War

The Last Samurai (2003)

In the 1870s, Captain Nathan Algren, a cynical veteran of the American Civil war who will work for anyone, is hired by Americans who want lucrative contracts with the Emperor of Japan to train the peasant conscripts for the first standing imperial army in modern warfare using firearms. The imperial Omura cabinet's first priority is to repress a rebellion of traditionalist Samurai -hereditary warriors- who remain devoted to the sacred dynasty but reject the Westernizing policy and even refuse firearms. Yet when his ill-prepared superior force sets out too soon, their panic allows the sword-wielding samurai to crush them. Badly wounded Algren's courageous stand makes the samurai leader Katsumoto spare his life; once nursed to health he learns to know and respect the old Japanese way, and participates as advisor in Katsumoto's failed attempt to save the Bushido tradition, but Omura gets repressive laws enacted- he must now choose to honor his loyalty to one of the embittered sides when the conflict returns to the battlefield... (Read More)

Themes:panic, redemption, military, fear, friendship, revenge
Mood:epic
Locations:village, forest
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:honor, arrow in chest, emperor, lieutenant colonel, loss of brother, veteran, bow and arrow, captain, warrior race, military officer, army, delegation, dishonor, english subtitles in original, inter cultural, patriot, leader, heritage, translator, gatling gun

Warcraft (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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:exploitation, sadism, monster, fear, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:village, forest
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:animal attack, warrior race, female warrior, female soldier, clan, translation, leader, colonialism, shaman, outcast, wilhelm scream, title at the end, fight to the death, tribe, 3d, crushed to death, mercilessness, invasion, barefoot, mind control

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (2017)

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the new adventure film from Luc Besson, the director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers. In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha-an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. This is why Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (2017) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, military, monster, betrayal, revenge
Characters:warrior, alien, soldier
Period:future
Story:alien planet, alien creature, universe, animal attack, space travel, outer space, female warrior, female humanoid alien, humanoid alien, female soldier, foot chase, female pilot, exploding ship, extraterrestrial, gatling gun, tribe, hologram, soul, crushed to death, mercilessness

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:panic, greed, insanity, redemption, monster, fear, betrayal, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:campfire, village, forest
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:shot with an arrow, bow and arrow, animal attack, female warrior, female soldier, archery, fight to the death, mercilessness, bravery, forbidden love, mind control, torch, jumping from height, spear, battlefield, queen, threatened with a knife, waterfall, attack, training

Man Of Steel (2013) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Man Of Steel (2013)

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Themes:military, revenge
Mood:epic
Locations:laboratory
Characters:warrior, alien, soldier
Story:alien planet, planet, space travel, outer space, human versus alien, alien contact, helicopter crash, female soldier, exploding helicopter, outpost, cryogenics, exploding ship, genetic engineering, leader, no title at beginning, gatling gun, wilhelm scream, title at the end, fight to the death, hologram

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

After saving Xandar from Ronan's wrath, the Guardians are now recognized as heroes. Now the team must help their leader Star Lord (Chris Pratt) uncover the truth behind his true heritage. Along the way, old foes turn to allies and betrayal is blooming. And the Guardians find that they are up against a devastating new menace who is out to rule the galaxy. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, monster, betrayal, revenge
Locations:campfire, space, forest
Characters:warrior, alien
Story:alien creature, leader, fictional planet, human in outer space, space travel, warrior race, outer space, female warrior, interspecies romance, blue skin, hybrid, exploding ship, repeated line, starship, genetic engineering, heritage, hunt, outcast, shot through a window, energy

Wonder Woman (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, War

Wonder Woman (2017)

Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. (Read More)

Themes:panic, sadism, insanity, military, fear, betrayal, revenge
Mood:epic
Locations:laboratory, campfire, village, forest
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:epic battle, shot with an arrow, loss of brother, bow and arrow, warrior race, female warrior, female soldier, mass death, no title at beginning, archery, translator, gatling gun, smoke, title at the end, fight to the death, mercilessness, impostor, bravery, invasion, gas mask

Centurion (2010)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War

Centurion (2010)

Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, Gorlacon. This is why Centurion (2010) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009). (Read More)

Themes:hunting, betrayal, revenge
Locations:campfire, village, forest
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:arrow in chest, leader, shot with an arrow, bow and arrow, animal attack, general, warrior race, female warrior, war paint, outpost, sole black character dies cliche, repeated line, mushroom, emperor, cremation, suffocation, arrow, tribe, fight to the death, resistance

Star Wars: Episode Vii - The Force Awakens (2015) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

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 the daunting legions of the First Order. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, monster, fear, betrayal, revenge
Mood:epic
Locations:village, forest
Characters:warrior, alien, soldier
Story:resistance, epic battle, alien creature, fictional planet, planet, space western, human in outer space, space travel, outer space, female warrior, humanoid alien, male soldier, female soldier, foot chase, outpost, female pilot, flame thrower, saga, exploding ship, starship

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

The general public is concerned over having Superman on their planet and letting the "Dark Knight" - Batman - pursue the streets of Gotham. While this is happening, a power-phobic Batman tries to attack Superman.,Meanwhile Superman tries to settle on a decision, and Lex Luthor, the criminal mastermind and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the "Man of Steel". (Read More)

Themes:panic, insanity, redemption, terrorism, military, monster, fear, betrayal, revenge
Mood:epic, suspense
Locations:laboratory, wheelchair, village, forest
Characters:warrior, alien, soldier
Story:epic battle, outer space, female warrior, human versus alien, helicopter crash, exploding helicopter, mineral, power suit, flame thrower, exploding ship, genetic engineering, gatling gun, wilhelm scream, fight to the death, crushed to death, bravery, strong female lead, jumping from height, blockbuster, planet

Power Rangers (2017)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Power Rangers (2017)

High school outcasts stumble upon an old alien ship, where they acquire superpowers and are dubbed the Power Rangers. Learning that an old enemy of the previous generation has returned to exact vegenance, the group must harness their powers and use them to work together and save the world.

Themes:panic, greed, sadism, insanity, redemption, terrorism, monster, fear, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Locations:campfire, forest
Characters:alien, warrior
Story:epic battle, outer space, female warrior, female alien, humanoid alien, foot chase, suspended animation, power suit, cryogenics, bulldozer, leader, mecha, outcast, extraterrestrial, wilhelm scream, hologram, crushed to death, mercilessness, bravery, jumping from height

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)
Action, Fantasy

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)

After its victory over Leonidas' 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes' army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, redemption, betrayal, revenge
Mood:epic
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:shot with an arrow, bow and arrow, female warrior, female soldier, virtual set, exploding ship, knife throwing, 3 dimensional, crushed to death, invasion, torch, jumping from height, shot in the stomach, spear, battlefield, queen, threatened with a knife, general, shot in the shoulder, scar

Aliens (1986) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Aliens (1986)

57 years after Ellen Ripley had a close encounter with the reptilian alien creature from the first movie, she is called back, this time, to help a group of highly trained colonial marines fight off against the sinister extraterrestrials. But this time, the aliens have taken over a space colony on the moon LV-426. When the colonial marines are called upon to search the deserted space colony, they later find out that they are up against more than what they bargained for. Using specially modified machine guns and enough firepower, it's either fight or die as the space marines battle against the aliens. As the Marines do their best to defend themselves, Ripley must attempt to protect a young girl who is the sole survivor of the decimated space colony. This is why Aliens (1986) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, monster, betrayal, friendship
Locations:space, laboratory
Characters:alien, soldier
Period:future
Story:alien creature, human in outer space, moon, space travel, creature, outer space, female alien, human versus alien, alien contact, female soldier, battle, exo suit, stasis pod, suspended animation, cryonics, 22nd century, power suit, female pilot, flame thrower, megacorporation

Alien: Covenant (2017)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Almost eleven years after the futile and disastrous expedition on the distant moon LV-223, the deep-space colonisation vessel Covenant equipped with more than 2,000 colonists in cryogenic hibernation, sets a course for the remote planet Origae-6 with the intention to build a new world. Instead, a rogue transmission will entice the crew to a nearby habitable small planet which resembles The Earth. The unsuspecting members of Covenant will have to cope with biological foes, beyond human comprehension. Ultimately, what was intended as a peaceful exploratory mission, will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space. (Read More)

Themes:panic, sadism, insanity, monster, fear, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:laboratory, space, forest
Characters:biologist, alien, soldier
Period:future
Story:planet, alien creature, space western, villain not really dead cliche, space travel, outer space, female warrior, female soldier, suspended animation, cryogenics, bulldozer, extraterrestrial, suffocation, fight to the death, hologram, crushed to death, mercilessness, genocide, sociopath, captain

Prometheus (2012)
Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi

Prometheus (2012)

This film is set in 2093 and takes place in the same universe as the 'Alien' movies. A group of explorers, including some archaeologists, are on an "undisclosed" mission. They arrive at a moon trillions of miles away from Earth. The team spot what they believe to be signs of civilization. They go to investigate and find more than just signs, they find conclusive evidence. But some of them have an ulterior motive for being there, including the Weyland Corporation. They believe that this is where the human race actually came from. Things soon turn from excitement to survival once inside their discovery. (Read More)

Themes:monster, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:laboratory, wheelchair
Characters:biologist
Period:future
Story:alien planet, human in outer space, animal attack, space travel, outer space, human versus alien, alien contact, stasis pod, suspended animation, botanist, flame thrower, megacorporation, cryogenics, exploding ship, starship, genetic engineering, universe, hologram, crushed to death, barefoot

Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)

When the USS Enterprise crew 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 settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction. As our space heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, monster, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:space
Characters:warrior, alien
Story:alien creature, human in outer space, captain, space travel, warrior race, outer space, female warrior, foot chase, suspended animation, jumping off a cliff, cryogenics, exploding ship, genetic engineering, translator, gatling gun, tribe, hologram, crushed to death, interracial romance, blockbuster

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)

Following his parents' death in Africa, John Clayton has been be raised by an ape, was known by the name Tarzan, but eventually left Africa and for his parents' home in England, along with the woman he fell in love with and married, Jane Porter. He is asked by Belgian King Leopold to go to Africa to see what he has done there to help the country. Initially, he refuses. But an American, George Washington Williams, wants him to accept so he can accompany him. He says that Leopold might be committing all sorts of atrocities to achieve his goal, like slavery. Clayton agrees and his wife insists that she accompany him because she misses Africa. When they arrive, a man named Rom, who works for Leopold, attacks their village and captures Tarzan and Jane. With Washington's help he escapes and sets out to rescue Jane by going across the jungle. Washington joins him despite being told that he might not make it. (Read More)

Themes:hunting, greed, exploitation, redemption, betrayal, friendship, revenge
Locations:jungle, village, campfire
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:shot with an arrow, bow and arrow, animal attack, king, female warrior, rescue, mineral, rainforest, righteous rage, colonialism, gatling gun, tribe, escape attempt, 3 dimensional, mercilessness, bravery, social commentary, torch, jumping from height, blockbuster

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)

The year is 2071. Following a terrorist bombing, a deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars and the government has issued a 300 million woo-long reward, the largest bounty in history, for the capture of whoever is behind it. The bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop; Spike, Faye, Jet and Ed, take the case with hopes of cashing in the bounty. However, the mystery surrounding the man responsible, Vincent, goes deeper than they ever imagined, and they aren't the only ones hunting him. The original creators of the virus have dispatched Electra to deal with Vincent and take out anyone who may stumble on the truth behind him. As the hunt for the man with no past and no future continues to escalate, they begin to question what about the world is reality and what is a dream as the line between sanity and insanity becomes more apparent. This is why Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009). (Read More)

Themes:hunting, insanity, terrorism, military, betrayal
Locations:laboratory, campfire
Characters:warrior, soldier
Period:future
Story:space western, human in outer space, space travel, outer space, female warrior, female soldier, foot chase, corporate crime, megacorporation, genetic engineering, shaman, hunt, sleep, hologram, cyberpunk, veteran, gas mask, colonel, jumping from height, hunter

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

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 gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. (Read More)

Themes:panic, insanity, redemption, monster, fear, betrayal, revenge
Locations:laboratory, wheelchair
Characters:soldier
Story:animal attack, female warrior, helicopter crash, female soldier, corporate crime, megacorporation, sole black character dies cliche, genetic engineering, gatling gun, knife throwing, fight to the death, hologram, cyberpunk, mercilessness, resistance, social commentary, strong female lead, torch, genocide, jumping from height

Red Dawn (2012)
Action, Thriller

Red Dawn (2012)

The city of Spokane, Washington is awakened by a North Korean paratrooper invasion. Marine Corps veteran Jed Eckert and his civilian brother, Matt, escape with a group of friends to an isolated cabin in the woods, where they witness the execution of their father at the hands of the ruthless Captain Cho. The brothers unite with their friends to form a guerrilla resistance group--the Wolverines--to drive the invaders from their home. (Read More)

Themes:panic, terrorism, military, fear, betrayal, friendship, revenge
Locations:campfire, forest
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:female warrior, female soldier, flame thrower, leader, marine, gatling gun, mercilessness, resistance, invasion, bravery, veteran, killing an animal, destruction, grenade, captain, subtitled scene, battlefield, death of brother, mercenary, self sacrifice

Soldier (1998) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi

Soldier (1998)

In a futuristic society, some people are selected at birth to become soldiers, and trained in such a manner that they become inhuman killing machines. One of the most succesfull and older of these soldiers (Russell) is pitted against a new breed of soldiers, and after the confrontation is believed to be dead. His body is left behind in a semi-abandoned colonial planet, where everything is peaceful, and he is taught about the other aspects of life. But eventually he has to fight the new breed of soldiers again, this time to defend his new home... (Read More)

Themes:redemption, military, revenge
Characters:warrior, soldier
Period:future
Story:planet, space western, space travel, outer space, male soldier, female soldier, flame thrower, genetic engineering, weightlifting, murder of a child, gatling gun, crushed to death, mercilessness, bravery, veteran, gas mask, colonel, jumping from height, rebellion, missile

Pan (2015)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Pan (2015)

Themes:fear, betrayal, friendship, revenge
Locations:campfire, forest
Characters:warrior
Story:animal attack, warrior race, outer space, air battle, female warrior, tribe, 3d, 3 dimensional, bravery, social commentary, torch, jumping from height, spear, flying, captain, battlefield, threatened with a knife, tied up, attack, tree

Allegiant (2016)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love. This is why Allegiant (2016) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009). (Read More)

Themes:panic, exploitation, terrorism, military, fear, betrayal, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:village, forest
Characters:warrior, soldier
Period:future
Story:female warrior, female soldier, foot chase, shot through a window, hologram, escape attempt, cyberpunk, bravery, gas mask, social commentary, strong female lead, genocide, missile, strong female character, battlefield, trust, scar, attack, training, fictional war

The Great Wall (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

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)

Themes:monster, panic, greed, redemption, fear, betrayal, friendship
Locations:campfire
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:alien creature, army, shot with an arrow, bow and arrow, queen, mercenary, attack, female soldier, outpost, emperor, archery, translator, tribe, escape attempt, 3d, 3 dimensional, bravery, invasion, torch, honor

Hercules (2014) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009)
Action, Adventure

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 gods 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:redemption, monster, betrayal, revenge
Locations:village, forest
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:epic battle, bow and arrow, animal attack, female warrior, righteous rage, knife throwing, soul, 3 dimensional, crushed to death, torch, spear, battlefield, threatened with a knife, general, mercenary, self sacrifice, shot in the shoulder, person on fire, attack, training

The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Family, Sci-fi

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 homeworld 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:cruelty, sadism, redemption, betrayal, friendship
Locations:laboratory
Characters:villain, warrior, alien, soldier
Period:future
Story:alien planet, planet, human in outer space, space travel, warrior race, outer space, female warrior, alien contact, female soldier, exo suit, exploding ship, starship, fight to the death, crushed to death, bravery, mind control, honor, genocide, heroine, flying

Priest (2011)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

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 dystopian 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)

Themes:redemption, monster, betrayal, revenge
Characters:warrior, villain
Period:future
Story:shot with an arrow, animal attack, female warrior, female soldier, outpost, repeated line, outcast, knife throwing, 3d, 3 dimensional, crushed to death, cyberpunk, social commentary, honor, jumping from height, machete, killing an animal, strong female character, threatened with a knife, death of brother

The 5th Wave (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

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 final hope - if she can only trust him. This is why The 5th Wave (2016) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009). (Read More)

Themes:military, fear, betrayal, friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:campfire, forest
Characters:warrior, alien, soldier
Story:female warrior, human versus alien, alien contact, female soldier, mass death, initiation rite, energy, escape attempt, mercilessness, bravery, barefoot, gas mask, social commentary, colonel, destruction, grenade, battlefield, trust, threatened with a knife, premarital sex

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

The G.I. Joe team is framed for crimes against the country by Zartan, disguised as the President, and Cobra Commander has all the world leaders under his influence, with their advanced warheads headed towards innocent populaces around the world. Outnumbered and outgunned, the surviving team members form a plan with their original leader, General Joseph Colton, to rescue the President and face off Cobra Commander, his accomplices and the world leaders. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, terrorism, military, betrayal, friendship, revenge
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:female warrior, male soldier, female soldier, foot chase, cryogenics, leader, dna, gatling gun, 3 dimensional, impostor, jumping from height, grenade, missile, battlefield, general, mercenary, attack, training, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)
Action, Horror, Romance

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)

The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it's too late.

Themes:redemption, military, fear, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Locations:village, forest
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:female warrior, knife throwing, crushed to death, mercilessness, bravery, strong female lead, forbidden love, colonel, spear, grenade, captain, strong female character, subtitled scene, battlefield, threatened with a knife, scar, attack, training, fictional war, stabbed in the chest

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

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)

Themes:panic, military, fear, betrayal, revenge
Mood:epic, suspense
Locations:laboratory, wheelchair, forest
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:destruction, soul transference, loss of brother, bow and arrow, outer space, female warrior, foot chase, blue skin, righteous rage, universe, shaman, outcast, escape attempt, crushed to death, mercilessness, impostor, bravery, barefoot, strong female lead, mind control

The Mummy (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:panic, redemption, military, monster, fear, betrayal, friendship, revenge
Locations:laboratory, forest
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:human monster, foot chase, infanticide, fight to the death, escape attempt, mercilessness, bravery, mind control, colonel, torch, destruction, grenade, missile, subtitled scene, battlefield, threatened with a knife, mercenary, self sacrifice, scar, attack

The Avengers (2012) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

The Avengers (2012)

Nick Fury is the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., an international peace-keeping agency. The agency is a who's who of Marvel Super Heroes, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When global security is threatened by Loki and his cohorts, Nick Fury and his team will need all their powers to save the world from disaster. This is why The Avengers (2012) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, monster, betrayal, revenge
Locations:laboratory, forest
Characters:warrior, alien, soldier
Story:captain, bow and arrow, space travel, warrior race, outer space, female warrior, male alien, humanoid alien, human versus alien, helicopter crash, power suit, exploding ship, archery, gatling gun, hologram, 3 dimensional, invasion, veteran, mind control, blockbuster

Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

Jupiter Jones was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people's houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine Wise, a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along - her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos. (Read More)

Themes:military, redemption, monster, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:space
Characters:warrior, alien
Story:hunter, human in outer space, space travel, outer space, female warrior, alien contact, imperialism, exploding ship, starship, genetic engineering, gatling gun, hologram, 3 dimensional, mercilessness, bravery, honor, planet, flying, destruction, captain

Assassin's Creed (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

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 knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. (Read More)

Themes:panic, exploitation, redemption, fear, betrayal, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:laboratory, village
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:shot with an arrow, bow and arrow, female warrior, foot chase, initiation rite, megacorporation, repeated line, colonialism, emperor, archery, knife throwing, escape attempt, cyberpunk, bravery, social commentary, torch, jumping from height, spear, grenade, subtitled scene

Critters (1986)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Critters (1986)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.

Themes:hunting, panic, monster, fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:space
Characters:alien
Story:alien creature, space travel, outer space, humanoid alien, human versus alien, alien contact, english subtitles in original, exploding ship, extraterrestrial, hologram, escape attempt, mercilessness, impostor, bravery, woman in jeopardy, social commentary, destruction, subtitled scene, tree, creature

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

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 Districts 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)

Themes:panic, military, fear, betrayal, revenge
Mood:epic, suspense
Locations:wheelchair, forest
Characters:warrior, soldier
Period:future
Story:rebellion, shot with an arrow, bow and arrow, animal attack, female warrior, female soldier, foot chase, mass death, sole black character dies cliche, title at the end, hologram, cyberpunk, resistance, bravery, social commentary, strong female lead, mind control, genocide, spear, destruction

Dances With Wolves (1990)
Adventure, Drama, Western

Dances With Wolves (1990)

Lt. John Dunbar is dubbed a hero after he accidentally leads Union troops to a victory during the Civil War. He requests a position on the western frontier, but finds it deserted. He soon finds out he is not alone, but meets a wolf he dubs "Two-socks" and a curious Indian tribe. Dunbar quickly makes friends with the tribe, and discovers a white woman who was raised by the Indians. He gradually earns the respect of these native people, and sheds his white-man's ways. This is why Dances With Wolves (1990) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009). (Read More)

Themes:hunting, friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:campfire
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:tribe, bow and arrow, animal attack, warrior race, military officer, male soldier, noble savage, war paint, outpost, translation, orchestral music score, language barrier, animal abuse, native, archery, horseback riding, self discovery, interracial romance, honor, culture clash

Hardcore Henry (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... (Read More)

Themes:panic, exploitation, sadism, insanity, terrorism, betrayal, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:laboratory, wheelchair, forest
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:army, foot chase, flame thrower, cryogenics, shot through a window, gatling gun, wilhelm scream, psychotic, knife throwing, fight to the death, escape attempt, crushed to death, mercilessness, bravery, mind control, jumping from height, sociopath, machete, destruction, subtitled scene

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Alice awakes at home with her daughter Becky and her husband. But soon she realizes that she is actually in an Umbrella Corporation's underground facility. Out of the blue, the computer security system shuts-down and Alice flees to the central control room of the facility. She meets Ada Wong, who works with Albert Wesker, and she learns that a five-man team has been sent by Wesker to rescue them. However, the Red Queen sends Jill Valentine and Rain to hunt them down. (Read More)

Themes:military, monster, revenge
Locations:laboratory
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:villain not really dead cliche, female warrior, helicopter crash, female soldier, foot chase, corporate crime, megacorporation, genetic engineering, hunt, hologram, 3d, crushed to death, cyberpunk, resistance, gas mask, mind control, heroine, battlefield, queen, threatened with a knife

Tomorrow, When The War Began (2010) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009)
Action, Adventure, Drama

Tomorrow, When The War Began (2010)

Seven Australian teenage friends from a small town go on a camping trip to be with nature. During their trip, they see military aircraft fly overhead. What they didn't know was their country was being invaded by another country. Returning home, they discover that they are at war. With no training, they band together to fight the enemy. (Read More)

Themes:nature, military, friendship
Locations:campfire, forest
Characters:soldier
Story:air battle, female soldier, closing credits sequence, logging, shot through a window, crushed to death, resistance, invasion, torch, missile, waterfall, mercenary, person on fire, attack, training, fictional war, no opening credits, army, ambush, survival

Machete Kills (2013)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Machete Kills (2013)

During an operation of a Mexican Cartel, Machete Cortez and Sartana Rivera intercept the criminals alone, but another group arrives and a masked man kills Sartana. Machete is arrested, accused of killing his beloved Sartana and Sheriff Doakes hangs Machete. But the President of the USA Rathcock pardons and recruits Machete to kill the revolutionary Marcos Mendez that has threatened the USA with a missile with a bomb. Machete goes to San Antonio to meet the Miss San Antonio Blanca Vasquez that will be the liaison between Machete and President Rathcock. Then Machete goes to the brothel of Madame Desdemona to seek out the prostitute Cereza that is Mendez's mistress. Machete meets Mendez and learns that his heart is connected to the missile and only the arm dealer Luther Voz is capable to disarm the bomb. Now Machete needs to bring Mendez to the USA in less than twenty-four hours and save his new country in a dangerous journey with betrayals. (Read More)

Themes:exploitation, sadism, insanity, terrorism, betrayal, revenge
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:space travel, outer space, exploding helicopter, foot chase, genetic engineering, gatling gun, wilhelm scream, knife throwing, fight to the death, hologram, crushed to death, jumping from height, machete, missile, subtitled scene, battlefield, threatened with a knife, mercenary, premarital sex, self sacrifice

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