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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

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

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) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009)
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

The Last Samurai (2003)
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... This is why The Last Samurai (2003) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009). (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

Man Of Steel (2013)
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) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009)
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

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". This is why Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009). (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

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. (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

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)
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. This is why The Legend Of Tarzan (2016) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009). (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

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

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

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
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

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) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009)
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. This is why The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009). (Read More)

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)
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. (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

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

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

X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)

In the future, the mutants and the humans that help them are slaughtered by powerful robots named Sentinels. Professor Xavier, Wolverine, Magneto, Storm, Kitty Pryde and her friends meet at a monastery in China and Xavier explains that the invincible Sentinels were created using the DNA of Mystique that was captured in 1973 when she tried to assassinate their creator Dr. Bolivar Trask. Xavier tells that their only chance is return to 1973 using Pryde's ability to join Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr to convince Mystique to give up of her intention. . However, only Wolverine can withstand the damages of the time travel. Will he succeed in stopping Mystique and the Sentinel Program and save the mutants and their human friends from annihilation? (Read More)

Themes:redemption, military, revenge
Mood:epic, suspense
Locations:laboratory, wheelchair
Characters:soldier
Period:future
Story:epic battle, foot chase, blue skin, megacorporation, dna, hunt, gatling gun, hologram, 3 dimensional, cyberpunk, impostor, social commentary, mind control, colonel, blockbuster, spear, flying, captain, strong female character, subtitled scene

Riddick (2013) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Riddick (2013)

The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he's encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won't leave the planet without Riddick's head as their trophy. (Read More)

Themes:environment, monster, betrayal, revenge
Characters:alien
Story:alien planet, alien creature, planet, space western, animal attack, outer space, outpost, sole black character dies cliche, knife throwing, hologram, sociopath, machete, killing an animal, moon, threatened with a knife, mercenary, shot in the shoulder, creature, spaceship, stabbed in the chest

The Revenant (2015)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western

The Revenant (2015)

While exploring g uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary fronjitiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him. (Read More)

Themes:hunting, panic, nature, fear, betrayal, friendship, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:campfire, forest
Characters:warrior
Story:shot with an arrow, bow and arrow, animal attack, attack, foot chase, righteous rage, hunt, archery, horseback riding, suffocation, tribe, fight to the death, bravery, torch, genocide, hunter, killing an animal, spear, captain, subtitled scene

The Last Airbender (2010)
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

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. This is why The Last Airbender (2010) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009). (Read More)

Themes:military, betrayal, friendship, revenge
Locations:campfire, village, forest
Characters:warrior, soldier
Period:future
Story:bow and arrow, female warrior, avatar, cryogenics, new age, leader, mysticism, smoke, tribe, environmental issue, 3 dimensional, resistance, torch, genocide, honor, rebellion, killing an animal, spear, moon, threatened with a knife

Starship Troopers (1997)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Starship Troopers (1997)

In the distant future high school kids are encouraged to become citizens by joining the military. What they don't know is that they'll soon be engaged in a full scale war against a planet of alien insects. The fight is on to ensure the safety of humanity.

Themes:military, monster, friendship
Locations:space
Characters:alien, soldier
Period:future
Story:alien planet, planet, space western, human in outer space, space travel, outer space, human versus alien, male soldier, female soldier, outpost, female pilot, exploding ship, starship, knife throwing, insect, crushed to death, colonel, killing an animal, missile, battlefield

Lone Survivor (2013) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009)
Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War

Lone Survivor (2013)

Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal, and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were left with no choice but to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Now Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, military, friendship, revenge
Locations:village, forest
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:leader, helicopter crash, exploding helicopter, foot chase, gatling gun, escape attempt, honor, shot in the stomach, machete, grenade, subtitled scene, battlefield, self sacrifice, shot in the shoulder, scar, child in peril, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, army, massacre

10,000 Bc (2008)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History

10,000 Bc (2008)

A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter named D'Leh's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe. When a band of mysterious horse-riding warlords raid the Yaghal camp and kidnaps his heart's desire - the beautiful Evolet along with many others, D'Leh is forced to lead a small group of hunters south to pursue the warlords to the end of the world to save her. Driven by destiny, the unlikely band of warriors must battle saber-toothed cats and terror birds in the Levant. (Read More)

Themes:hunting, monster, betrayal, friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:campfire, jungle, village
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:shot with an arrow, tribe, bow and arrow, hunter, animal attack, tribal warfare, war paint, spiritualism, hunt, archery, mysticism, outcast, smoke, torch, captive, spear, subtitled scene, moon, self sacrifice, scar

Predator (1987)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predator (1987)

A team of special force ops, led by a tough but fair soldier, Major "Dutch" Schaefer, are ordered to assist CIA man, Colonel Al Dillon, on a rescue mission for potential survivors of a Helicopter downed over remote South American jungle. Not long after they land, Dutch and his team discover that they have been sent in under false pretenses. This deception turns out to be the least of their worries though, when they find themselves being methodically hunted by something not of this world. (Read More)

Themes:hunting, military, monster, fear, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:jungle, forest
Characters:alien, warrior, soldier
Story:bow and arrow, rescue, outer space, helicopter, humanoid alien, human versus alien, exploding helicopter, foot chase, outpost, rainforest, universe, hunt, extraterrestrial, gatling gun, knife throwing, colonel, torch, hunter, killing an animal, flying

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Two decades after the freak alien invasion that nearly destroyed mankind a new threat emerges. This Alien mothership is more than twice the size as the last one and once again, the world's armies must band together to save the world. Do they have enough firepower or will this battle change and will aliens take over? This is why Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009). (Read More)

Themes:panic, military, monster, fear, revenge, friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:laboratory, space
Characters:alien, warrior, soldier
Story:villain not really dead cliche, space travel, outer space, female warrior, human versus alien, alien contact, foreign language, female pilot, exploding ship, leader, colonialism, shot through a window, translator, hologram, bravery, invasion, blockbuster, planet, machete, flying

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)

Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide, Mirage (aka Dino), Wheeljack (aka Que) and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action taking on the evil Decepticons, who are eager to avenge their recent defeat. The Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the United States and Russia to reach a hidden Cybertronian spacecraft on the moon and learn its secrets, and once again Sam Witwicky has to go to the aid of his robot friends. The new villain Shockwave is on the scene while the Autobots and Decepticons continue to battle it out on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:military, betrayal, revenge
Mood:epic
Locations:space, wheelchair
Characters:villain, warrior, alien, soldier
Story:alien planet, moon, space travel, outer space, air battle, military officer, human versus alien, exploding helicopter, exploding ship, gatling gun, fight to the death, 3d, 3 dimensional, barefoot, gas mask, jumping from height, blockbuster, planet, grenade, missile

Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a hero's actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spider-Man) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, terrorism, fear, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:laboratory, jungle, forest
Characters:villain, warrior, soldier
Story:captain, epic battle, bow and arrow, king, female warrior, exploding helicopter, foot chase, english subtitles in original, cryogenics, rainforest, righteous rage, leader, no title at beginning, archery, gatling gun, title at the end, fight to the death, hologram, escape attempt, impostor

Suicide Squad (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Suicide Squad (2016)

It feels good to be bad...Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself? (Read More)

Themes:panic, sadism, insanity, redemption, nature, military, monster, fear, betrayal, revenge
Locations:laboratory, jungle, wheelchair
Characters:killer, warrior, soldier
Story:female warrior, helicopter crash, exploding helicopter, exploding ship, leader, gatling gun, psychotic, escape attempt, 3 dimensional, bravery, mind control, colonel, jumping from height, blockbuster, planet, sociopath, machete, destruction, captain, missile

Star Wars (1977)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Star Wars (1977)

The Imperial Forces, under orders from cruel Darth Vader, hold Princess Leia hostage in their efforts to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, captain of the Millennium Falcon, work together with the companionable droid duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess, help the Rebel Alliance and restore freedom and justice to the Galaxy. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Mood:epic
Locations:space
Characters:warrior, alien, soldier
Period:future
Story:alien creature, rescue, leader, fictional planet, rebellion, planet, space western, human in outer space, captain, space travel, attack, outer space, male alien, foot chase, invented language, saga, exploding ship, orchestral music score, starship, emperor

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009)
Adventure, Fantasy

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 his 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? This is why The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009). (Read More)

Themes:greed, redemption, monster, revenge
Locations:village, forest
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:poisoned arrow, shot with an arrow, bow and arrow, animal attack, female warrior, female soldier, foot chase, mushroom, knife throwing, 3 dimensional, blockbuster, killing an animal, spear, subtitled scene, waterfall, shot in the shoulder, scar, person on fire, creature, king

Ender's Game (2013)
Action, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ender's Game (2013)

The Earth was ravaged by the Formics, an alien race seemingly determined to destroy humanity. Fifty years later, the people of Earth remain banded together to prevent their own annihilation from this technologically superior alien species. Ender Wiggin, a quiet but brilliant boy, may become the savior of the human race. He is separated from his beloved sister and his terrifying brother and brought to battle school in orbit around earth. He will be tested and honed into an empathetic killer who begins to despise what he does as he learns to fight in hopes of saving Earth and his family. (Read More)

Themes:military, redemption, friendship, revenge
Mood:epic
Locations:laboratory
Characters:alien, killer, warrior, soldier
Period:future
Story:epic battle, leader, colonel, alien planet, savior, battle, human in outer space, space travel, attack, outer space, human versus alien, female soldier, outpost, cryogenics, exploding ship, outcast, title at the end, hologram, invasion, strong female lead

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

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 them 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:military, fear, revenge
Mood:epic
Locations:forest
Characters:warrior, alien, soldier
Story:warrior race, outer space, female humanoid alien, female alien, humanoid alien, human versus alien, exploding helicopter, foot chase, bulldozer, exploding ship, crushed to death, bravery, blockbuster, spear, destruction, missile, subtitled scene, battlefield, general, mercenary

Transformers: Age Of Extinction (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Age Of Extinction (2014)

After the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons that leveled Chicago, humanity thinks that all alien robots are a threat. So Harold Attinger, a CIA agent, establishes a unit whose sole purpose is to hunt down all of them. But it turns out that they are aided by another alien robot who is searching for Optimus Prime. Cade Yeager, a "robotics expert", buys an old truck and upon examining it, he thinks it's a Transformer. When he powers it up, he discovers it's Optimus Prime. Later, men from the unit show up looking for Optimus. He helps Yeager and his daughter Tessa escape but are pursued by the hunter. They escape and Yeager learns from technology he took from the men that a technology magnate and defense contractor named Joshua Joyce is part of what's going on, so they go to find out what's going on. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal, revenge, friendship
Mood:epic, suspense
Locations:laboratory
Characters:alien, villain
Story:hunt, hunter, epic battle, leader, outer space, battle, foot chase, exploding ship, extraterrestrial, gatling gun, fight to the death, hologram, 3 dimensional, invasion, honor, blockbuster, planet, grenade, missile, subtitled scene

The Magnificent Seven (2016) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009)
Action, Adventure, Western

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal, revenge, friendship
Locations:campfire, forest
Characters:warrior
Story:shot with an arrow, bow and arrow, righteous rage, archery, shot through a window, gatling gun, knife throwing, title at the end, fight to the death, mercilessness, bravery, torch, honor, jumping from height, sociopath, killing an animal, subtitled scene, battlefield, threatened with a knife, mercenary

War Of The Worlds (2005)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

War Of The Worlds (2005)

Ray Ferrier (Cruise) is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. When his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie and young daughter Rachel for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm suddenly touches down. What follows is the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it in this contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells seminal classic sci-fi thriller. This is why War Of The Worlds (2005) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009). (Read More)

Themes:panic, military, monster, fear, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Characters:alien, soldier
Period:future
Story:alien creature, outer space, human versus alien, alien contact, mass death, patriot, extraterrestrial, escape attempt, mercilessness, invasion, blockbuster, destruction, grenade, battlefield, creature, fictional war, spaceship, child in peril, massacre, ambush

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)

Tony Stark creates the Ultron Program to protect the world, but when the peacekeeping program becomes hostile, The Avengers go into action to try and defeat a virtually impossible enemy together. Earth's mightiest heroes must come together once again to protect the world from global extinction.

Themes:terrorism, fear, revenge
Locations:laboratory, forest
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:epic battle, death of twin, bow and arrow, female warrior, male alien, genetic engineering, hunt, archery, energy, gatling gun, hologram, 3 dimensional, crushed to death, strong female lead, colonel, mind control, blockbuster, planet, sociopath, flying

District 9 (2009)
Sci-fi, Thriller

District 9 (2009)

In 1982, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed "The Prawns," appeared over Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-eight years later, the initial welcome by the human population has faded. The refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarized ghetto called District 9, where they are confined and exploited in squalor. In 2010, the munitions corporation, Multi-National United, is contracted to forcibly evict the population with operative Wikus van der Merwe in charge. In this operation, Wikus is exposed to a strange alien chemical and must rely on the help of his only two new 'Prawn' friends. (Read More)

Themes:racism, military, fear, betrayal, friendship
Mood:allegory
Locations:laboratory
Characters:alien, soldier
Story:human versus alien, interspecies sex, megacorporation, starship, dna, mecha, extraterrestrial, translator, gatling gun, wilhelm scream, hologram, social commentary, machete, missile, subtitled scene, mercenary, self sacrifice, spaceship, child in peril, no opening credits

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) is one of the best movies like Avatar (2009)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi

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)

Themes:monster, betrayal, revenge
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:animal attack, female warrior, exploding helicopter, video diary, megacorporation, leader, knife throwing, hologram, 3d, 3 dimensional, cyberpunk, mercilessness, social commentary, mind control, torch, jumping from height, sociopath, killing an animal, grenade, subtitled scene

World War Z (2013)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

World War Z (2013)

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls. (Read More)

Themes:panic, military
Locations:laboratory
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:epic battle, helicopter crash, female soldier, exploding helicopter, foot chase, gatling gun, 3 dimensional, breakfast, colonel, machete, spear, grenade, captain, missile, subtitled scene, general, mercenary, self sacrifice, person on fire, creature

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