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I Am Legend (2007)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

I Am Legend (2007)

Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone. Mutant victims of the plague -- The Infected -- lurk in the shadows... watching Neville's every move... waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind's last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. But he knows he is outnumbered... and quickly running out of time. (Read More)

Themes:cancer, hunting, faith, depression, loneliness, escape, religion, christmas, suicide, revenge
Locations:laboratory
Characters:daughter, vampire, zombie
Period:2010s, future
Story:cure, cancer cure, scientist, fried bacon, radio broadcast, plague, mutant dog, sole survivor, lab rat, falling down stairs, booby trap, virus, survivor, exploding bridge, bridge collapse, brooklyn bridge, near future, helicopter accident, running zombie, bitten by a zombie

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:escape, suicide
Locations:laboratory
Characters:zombie
Story:infection, falling down stairs, helicopter crash, immunity, civilization, pandemic, vaccine, aircraft carrier, cure, epidemic, lens flare, mutation, evacuation, virus, injection, child in peril, exploding car, woman, scientist, bomb

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:escape, revenge
Locations:laboratory
Characters:daughter, zombie
Story:helicopter crash, pandemic, times square manhattan new york city, plague, mutation, infection, wristwatch, virus, mutant, syringe, experiment, dystopia, injection, post apocalypse, child in peril, hit by a car, army, bomb, falling from height, car accident

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:escape, suicide, revenge
Period:future
Story:exploding bridge, near future, helicopter crash, loss of family, main character dies, death of protagonist, capture, infection, animal attack, loss of wife, blockbuster, virus, dystopia, post apocalypse, child in peril, darkness, army, bridge, rifle, shooting

Underworld Awakening (2012) is one of the best movies like I Am Legend (2007)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Underworld Awakening (2012)

Mankind discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan species and they begin a war to annihilate the races. When Selene meets with Michael in the harbor, they are hit by a grenade and Selene passes out. Twelve years later, Selene awakes from a cryogenic sleep in the Antigen laboratory and meets the Vampire David. She learns that she had been the subject of the scientist Dr. Jacob Lane and the Vampire and Lycan species have been practically eradicated from Earth. But Selene is still connected to Michael and has visions that she believes that belongs to Michael's sight. However she has a surprise and finds that she has a powerful daughter named Eve that has been raised in the laboratory. Now Selene and David have to protect Eve against the Lycans that intend to use her to inoculate their species against silver. (Read More)

Themes:escape, revenge
Locations:laboratory
Characters:daughter, vampire
Period:future
Story:serum, cure, mutation, animal attack, killing an animal, dystopia, injection, child in peril, hit by a car, darkness, severed head, scientist, bomb, falling from height, car accident, helicopter, surprise ending, chase, knife, bare chested male

28 Days Later... (2002)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

28 Days Later... (2002)

Animal activists invade a laboratory with the intention of releasing chimpanzees that are undergoing experimentation, infected by a virus -a virus that causes rage. The naive activists ignore the pleas of a scientist to keep the cages locked, with disastrous results. Twenty-eight days later, our protagonist, Jim, wakes up from a coma, alone, in an abandoned hospital. He begins to seek out anyone else to find London is deserted, apparently without a living soul. After finding a church, which had become inhabited by zombie like humans intent on his demise, he runs for his life. Selena and Mark rescue him from the horde and bring him up to date on the mass carnage and horror as all of London tore itself apart. This is a tale of survival and ultimately, heroics, with nice subtext about mankind's savage nature. This is why 28 Days Later... (2002) is one of the best movies like I Am Legend (2007). (Read More)

Themes:loneliness, escape, suicide
Locations:laboratory
Characters:zombie
Period:future
Story:virus, scientist, radio broadcast, zombie outbreak, zombie attack, plundering, plague, epidemic, infection, despair, animal attack, survivor, rat, isolation, widower, post apocalypse, army, car accident, blood, bare chested male

Looper (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Looper (2012)

Joe is classified as a "looper", a job in which his employers use time travel to send men from the future to be killed into the past, where Joe can properly dispose of their bodies. However, to tie up loose ends and erase the evidence of his ever being a looper, Joe knows that one day his future self will be sent back for him to kill. When this day comes, Joe's future self is prepared and escapes, and the two men struggle separately in the past trying to evade capture and attempting to fulfill their own personal agendas. (Read More)

Themes:suicide, revenge
Period:future
Story:falling down stairs, interracial marriage, cornfield, death of protagonist, lens flare, capture, hiding, syringe, dystopia, death of child, child in peril, single mother, bomb, rifle, car accident, neo noir, surprise ending, chase, husband wife relationship, flashback

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
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:escape, revenge
Characters:zombie
Story:mutant dog, zombie attack, mutation, infection, animal attack, virus, survivor, killing an animal, revelation, dystopia, trap, injection, post apocalypse, child in peril, severed head, army, bomb, falling from height, helicopter, surprise ending

Contagion (2011) is one of the best movies like I Am Legend (2007)
Drama, Thriller

Contagion (2011)

Soon after her return from a business trip to Hong Kong, Beth Emhoff dies from what is a flu or some other type of infection. Her young son dies later the same day. Her husband Mitch however seems immune. Thus begins the spread of a deadly infection. For doctors and administrators at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, several days pass before anyone realizes the extent or gravity of this new infection. They must first identify the type of virus in question and then find a means of combating it, a process that will likely take several months. As the contagion spreads to millions of people worldwide, societal order begins to break down as people panic. (Read More)

Locations:laboratory
Period:2010s
Story:virus, immunity, medical research, pandemic, vaccine, cure, quarantine, plague, epidemic, mutation, infection, syringe, death of child, injection, nonlinear timeline, scientist, rifle, helicopter, husband wife relationship, flashback

Daybreakers (2009)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Daybreakers (2009)

In a world 10 years into the future, vampires make up the vast majority of the population with only 5% of the human race remaining. This presents particular challenges as the vampires' food supply - human blood - is dwindling and rationing is now the norm. There is growing evidence that vampires deprived of an adequate blood supply are themselves evolving into wild, vile creatures that attack anyone and anything in order to survive. Dr. Edward Dalton, a vampire and hematologist who works for a pharmaceutical firm, has been working on finding an artificial blood supply that will meet the vampire society's needs. He is sympathetic to humans and sees his work as a way of alleviating their suffering but his views on finding a solution change considerably when he meets someone who found a way to transform himself from being a vampire to again take human form. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Characters:vampire
Period:2010s, future
Story:near future, pandemic, ford mustang, cure, plague, epidemic, mutation, syringe, experiment, death of child, severed head, exploding car, scientist, car accident, helicopter, bare chested male, blood, flashback

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (2011)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (2011)

At the story's heart is Caesar ('Andy Serkis' (qv)), a chimpanzee who gains human-like intelligence and emotions from an experimental drug. Raised like a child by the drug's creator, Will Rodman ('James Franco' (qv)) and a primatologist Caroline Aranha ('Freida Pinto' (qv)), Caesar ultimately finds himself taken from the humans he loves and imprisoned in an ape sanctuary in San Bruno. Seeking justice for his fellow inmates, Caesar gives the fellow apes the same drug that he inherited. He then assembles a simian army and escapes the sanctuary - putting man and ape on a collision course that could change the planet forever. This is why Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (2011) is one of the best movies like I Am Legend (2007). (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:laboratory
Period:2010s
Story:near future, helicopter crash, ford mustang, cure, human animal relationship, german shepherd, epidemic, infection, animal attack, virus, killing an animal, army, scientist, falling from height, car accident, helicopter, surprise ending, chase, knife, dog

Logan (2017)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Themes:escape, revenge
Locations:laboratory
Period:future
Story:near future, serum, cornfield, main character dies, death of protagonist, lens flare, virus, mutant, dystopia, injection, child in peril, hit by a car, darkness, severed head, exploding car, army, scientist, car accident, helicopter, neo noir

30 Days Of Night (2007) is one of the best movies like I Am Legend (2007)
Horror, Thriller

30 Days Of Night (2007)

This is the story of an isolated Alaskan town that is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted orgy of destruction. Only the small town's husband-and-wife Sheriff team stand between the survivors and certain destruction. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Characters:vampire
Story:death of hero, generator, loss of family, burnt face, death of protagonist, loss of wife, hiding, killing an animal, revelation, isolation, death of child, injection, child in peril, hit by a car, darkness, severed head, rifle, falling from height, car accident, knife

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city.

Themes:escape, suicide, revenge
Period:2010s
Story:booby trap, exploding bridge, bridge collapse, sports car, lens flare, evacuation, blockbuster, hiding, revelation, claim in title, trap, isolation, death of child, injection, u.s. president, child in peril, exploding car, army, bridge, scientist

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:escape, suicide, revenge
Period:2010s
Story:falling down stairs, brooklyn bridge, times square manhattan new york city, central park manhattan new york city, widower, prologue, hit by a car, manhattan new york city, painting, falling from height, car accident, neo noir, surprise ending, chase, knife, new york city, dog, death, gun, blood

Children Of Men (2006)
Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Children Of Men (2006)

The world's youngest citizen has just died at 18, and humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction. Set in and around a dystopian London fractious with violence and warring nationalistic sects, Children of Men follows the unexpected discovery of a lone pregnant woman and the desperate journey to deliver her to safety and restore faith for a future beyond those presently on Earth. This is why Children Of Men (2006) is one of the best movies like I Am Legend (2007). (Read More)

Themes:faith, depression, loneliness, escape
Period:future
Story:woman, what if, pandemic, hopelessness, epidemic, lens flare, deer, virus, survivor, killing an animal, experiment, dystopia, rat, death of child, child in peril, bridge, single mother, bomb, painting, shooting

28 Weeks Later (2007) is one of the best movies like I Am Legend (2007)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi

28 Weeks Later (2007)

28 Weeks Later picks up six months after the Rage Virus has decimated the city of London. The US Army has restored order and is repopulating the quarantined city, when a carrier of the Rage Virus enters London and unknowingly re-ignites the spread of the deadly infection and the nightmare begins... again. (Read More)

Characters:zombie
Story:infection, virus, army, zombie outbreak, zombie attack, loss of wife, post apocalypse, child in peril, darkness, bomb, rifle, helicopter, surprise ending, death, blood

Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Twelve Monkeys (1995)

An unknown and lethal virus has wiped out five billion people in 1996. Only 1% of the population has survived by the year 2035, and is forced to live underground. A convict (James Cole) reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to 1996 to gather information about the origin of the epidemic (who he's told was spread by a mysterious "Army of the Twelve Monkeys") and locate the virus before it mutates so that scientists can study it. Unfortunately Cole is mistakenly sent to 1990, six years earlier than expected, and is arrested and locked up in a mental institution, where he meets Dr. Kathryn Railly, a psychiatrist, and Jeffrey Goines, the insane son of a famous scientist and virus expert. (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Locations:laboratory
Period:future
Story:virus, falling down stairs, real movie shown in fictional situation, medical research, pandemic, vivisection, plague, mental breakdown, epidemic, lion, dystopia, post apocalypse, nonlinear timeline, army, scientist, shooting, surprise ending, chase, death, flashback

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:revenge
Locations:laboratory
Period:future
Story:near future, cure, blockbuster, mutant, experiment, dystopia, injection, u.s. president, post apocalypse, severed head, exploding car, army, scientist, bomb, falling from height, surprise ending, chase, knife, tattoo, new york city

The Island (2005)
Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Island (2005)

Lincoln Six Echo is just like everyone else - he's waiting to go to the Island, the only place left in the world to actually live a life. Thousands of people stay at a facility waiting to go to the Island. It all sounds like paradise, but Lincoln Six Echo soon discovers that there's actually a sinister purpose going on at that facility and that he must escape - but not before stopping the sinister plan. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:laboratory
Period:2010s, future
Story:bacon, epidemic, atheist, sports car, lens flare, experiment, dystopia, u.s. president, hit by a car, exploding car, scientist, falling from height, car accident, helicopter, chase, death

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) is one of the best movies like I Am Legend (2007)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)

The second chapter of the epic "Maze Runner" saga. Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD's vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all. This is why Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) is one of the best movies like I Am Legend (2007). (Read More)

Themes:escape, suicide, revenge
Locations:laboratory
Characters:zombie
Story:immunity, cure, epidemic, capture, infection, hiding, virus, revelation, syringe, dystopia, rat, injection, post apocalypse, scientist, bomb, rifle, falling from height, helicopter, surprise ending, death

Resident Evil (2002)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi

Resident Evil (2002)

A virus has escaped in a secret facility called "The Hive," turning the staff into hungry zombies and releasing the mutated Lab "Animals" that they were studying. The complex computer shuts down the base to prevent infection. The parent corporation sends in an elite military unit, where they meet Alice, who is suffering from amnesia due to exposure to nerve gas. The military team must shut down the computer and get out, fighting their way past zombies, mutants, and the computer itself, before the virus escapes and infects the rest of the world. Alice must also come to terms with her slowly-returning memories. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:laboratory
Characters:zombie
Period:future
Story:infection, virus, near future, bitten by a zombie, zombie outbreak, zombie attack, cure, quarantine, mutation, mutant, killing an animal, syringe, experiment, injection, darkness, severed head, woman, scientist, shooting, chase

Godzilla (1998)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Godzilla (1998)

Following the French atomic bomb tests in the South Pacific, an unknown creature is spotted passing eastward through the Panama Canal. Scientist Niko Tatopolous is called in to investigate the matter, and he quickly arrives at the conclusion that a giant, irradiated lizard has been created by the explosions. Godzilla then makes its way north, landing at Manhattan to begin wreaking havoc in the big city. Even with the combined forces of the U.S. military to fight the monster, will it be enough to save the people of New York? (Read More)

Story:brooklyn bridge, horror movie remake, central park manhattan new york city, mutation, evacuation, blockbuster, trap, exploding car, manhattan new york city, scientist, bomb, car accident, helicopter, surprise ending, chase, new york city, husband wife relationship

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game-and the rest of the crew has been exonerated-the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, the elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world's stage... and to bring home the man who made them a family. (Read More)

Themes:escape, revenge
Period:2010s
Story:woman, falling down stairs, brooklyn bridge, helicopter crash, times square manhattan new york city, wristwatch, blockbuster, child in peril, hit by a car, exploding car, manhattan new york city, bomb, falling from height, car accident, helicopter, surprise ending, chase, knife, tattoo, new york city

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016) is one of the best movies like I Am Legend (2007)
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:escape, revenge
Locations:laboratory
Period:2010s
Story:booby trap, helicopter crash, devastation, cornfield, death of protagonist, lens flare, evacuation, blockbuster, revelation, experiment, trap, u.s. president, prologue, child in peril, hit by a car, exploding car, army, woman, scientist, bomb

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. This is why Alien: Covenant (2017) is one of the best movies like I Am Legend (2007). (Read More)

Themes:faith, escape
Locations:laboratory
Period:future
Story:sole survivor, quarantine, interracial marriage, burnt face, infection, evacuation, loss of wife, virus, widower, prologue, severed head, scientist, painting, falling from height, surprise ending, chase, knife, husband wife relationship, bare chested male, flashback

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:escape, revenge
Locations:laboratory
Story:mutant, bridge collapse, brooklyn bridge, civilization, loss of family, mutation, deer, evacuation, loss of wife, blockbuster, death of child, prologue, severed head, single mother, scientist, falling from height, helicopter, surprise ending, chase, knife

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:faith, escape, christmas, suicide
Locations:laboratory
Period:future
Story:sole survivor, civilization, lens flare, mutation, infection, animal attack, revelation, injection, severed head, scientist, chase, tattoo, bare chested male, flashback, blood, dog

Deadpool (2016) is one of the best movies like I Am Legend (2007)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi

Deadpool (2016)

This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. (Read More)

Themes:cancer, escape, christmas, revenge
Locations:laboratory
Period:2010s
Story:cure, serum, aircraft carrier, mutation, wristwatch, mutant, experiment, injection, severed head, exploding car, nonlinear timeline, woman, scientist, falling from height, car accident, helicopter, chase, knife, tattoo, new york city

Grindhouse (2007)
Action, Horror, Thriller

Grindhouse (2007)

A double-bill of thrillers that recall both filmmakers' favorite exploitation films. "Grindhouse" (a downtown movie theater in disrepair since its glory days as a movie palace known for "grinding out" non-stop double-bill programs of B-movies) is presented as one full-length feature comprised of two individual films helmed separately by each director. "Death Proof," is a rip-roaring slasher flick where the killer pursues his victims with a car rather than a knife, while "Planet Terror" shows us a view of the world in the midst of a zombie outbreak. The films are joined together by clever faux trailers that recall the '50s exploitation drive-in classics. (Read More)

Themes:escape, revenge
Characters:zombie
Story:zombie outbreak, infection, killing an animal, syringe, hit by a car, severed head, exploding car, army, bridge, woman, single mother, falling from height, car accident, helicopter, knife, tattoo, death, blood, gun

The Fountain (2006)
Drama, Sci-fi

The Fountain (2006)

Three stories - one each from the past, present, and future - about men in pursuit of eternity with their love. A conquistador in Mayan country searches for the tree of life to free his captive queen; a medical researcher, working with various trees, looks for a cure that will save his dying wife; a space traveler, traveling with an aged tree encapsulated within a bubble, moves toward a dying star that's wrapped in a nebula; he seeks eternity with his love. The stories intersect and parallel; the quests fail and succeed. This is why The Fountain (2006) is one of the best movies like I Am Legend (2007). (Read More)

Themes:cancer, religion
Period:future
Story:medical research, vivisection, cure, capture, prophecy, loss of wife, trap, widower, severed head, nonlinear timeline, scientist, chase, knife, tattoo, husband wife relationship, flashback, blood, death

Hollow Man (2000)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hollow Man (2000)

Having discovered they could turn animals invisible, a group of scientists test the subject on a human. Head of research, Dr. Sebastian Caine decides to use himself as the subject. After the experiment can't be reversed, it takes a toll on Caine's personality, causing him to hunt down and kill his colleagues (Read More)

Themes:escape, revenge
Locations:laboratory
Period:future
Story:experiment, medical research, serum, quarantine, sports car, killing an animal, rat, injection, scientist, reference to god, bomb, chase, bare chested male, dog, death, blood, gun

Ghostbusters (2016) is one of the best movies like I Am Legend (2007)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ghostbusters (2016)

Themes:escape, suicide
Locations:laboratory
Period:2010s
Story:falling down stairs, times square manhattan new york city, evacuation, wristwatch, trap, exploding car, army, scientist, manhattan new york city, bomb, falling from height, car accident, surprise ending, chase, knife, new york city, bare chested male, flashback

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:escape, revenge
Story:falling down stairs, prophecy, animal attack, loss of wife, blockbuster, rat, child in peril, darkness, severed head, nonlinear timeline, army, bridge, falling from height, surprise ending, chase, knife, tattoo, husband wife relationship, bare chested male, dog

Cloud Atlas (2012)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi

Cloud Atlas (2012)

Everything is connected: an 1849 diary of an ocean voyage across the Pacific; letters from a composer to his lover; a thriller about a conspiracy at a nuclear power plant; a farce about a publisher in a nursing home; a rebellious clone in futuristic Korea; and the tale of a tribe living on post-apocalyptic Hawaii far in the future. (Read More)

Themes:cancer, escape, suicide, revenge
Period:future
Story:radio broadcast, year 2012, title same as book, despair, prophecy, dystopia, prologue, post apocalypse, nonlinear timeline, bridge, reference to god, rifle, shooting, falling from height, chase, husband wife relationship, bare chested male, based on novel, dog, death

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

After a car accident, Michelle awakens to find herself in a mysterious bunker with two men named Howard and Emmett. Howard offers her a pair of crutches to help her remain mobile with her leg injury sustained from the car crash and tells her to "get good on those" before leaving the bunker. She has been given the information that there has been an alien attack and the outside world is poisoned. However, Howard and Emmett's intentions soon become questionable and Michelle is faced with a question: Is it better in here or out there? This is why 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) is one of the best movies like I Am Legend (2007). (Read More)

Themes:escape
Period:2010s
Story:sole survivor, car accident, survivalist, leg injury, burnt face, cornfield, revelation, post apocalypse, darkness, exploding car, bridge, woman, surprise ending, chase, knife, bare chested male, gun, death, blood, flashback

Dawn Of The Dead (2004) is one of the best movies like I Am Legend (2007)
Action, Horror, Thriller

Dawn Of The Dead (2004)

Ana goes home to her peaceful suburban residence, but she is unpleasantly surprised the morning that follows when her husband is brutally attacked by her zombified neighbor. In the chaos of her once picturesque neighborhood, Ana flees and stumbles upon a police officer named Kenneth, along with more survivors who decide that their best chances of survival would be found in the deserted Crossroads Shopping Mall. When supplies begin running low and other trapped survivors need help, the group comes to the realization that they cannot stay put forever at the Shopping Mall, and devise a plan to escape. (Read More)

Themes:escape, suicide
Characters:daughter, zombie
Story:zombie outbreak, zombie attack, broadcast, horror movie remake, plague, lens flare, infection, virus, golf, prologue, post apocalypse, hit by a car, darkness, severed head, exploding car, army, woman, shooting, car accident, helicopter

The Maze Runner (2014)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Maze Runner (2014)

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

Themes:escape, suicide
Locations:laboratory
Period:future
Story:serum, cornfield, infection, animal attack, virus, killing an animal, revelation, syringe, dystopia, death of child, injection, post apocalypse, child in peril, scientist, helicopter, surprise ending, knife, bare chested male, based on novel, flashback

Tomorrowland (2015)
Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Sci-fi

Tomorrowland (2015)

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

Themes:faith, escape
Locations:laboratory
Period:2010s, future
Story:falling down stairs, booby trap, cornfield, wristwatch, dystopia, widower, child in peril, hit by a car, severed head, nonlinear timeline, scientist, bomb, falling from height, car accident, surprise ending, chase, new york city, gun, dog, flashback

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:escape, revenge
Locations:laboratory
Characters:zombie
Period:2010s
Story:serum, horror movie remake, capture, evacuation, rat, injection, prologue, darkness, army, scientist, car accident, helicopter, surprise ending, chase, knife, tattoo, bare chested male, dog, blood, death

Suicide Squad (2016) is one of the best movies like I Am Legend (2007)
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? This is why Suicide Squad (2016) is one of the best movies like I Am Legend (2007). (Read More)

Themes:escape, suicide, christmas, revenge
Locations:laboratory
Period:2010s
Story:booby trap, helicopter crash, bomb, aircraft carrier, mutation, evacuation, blockbuster, mutant, injection, severed head, exploding car, nonlinear timeline, army, woman, scientist, falling from height, helicopter, surprise ending, knife, tattoo

Ant-man (2015)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Ant-man (2015)

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. (Read More)

Themes:escape, revenge
Locations:laboratory
Characters:daughter
Period:2010s, future
Story:falling down stairs, united states of america, capture, evacuation, animal attack, loss of wife, blockbuster, killing an animal, experiment, rat, trap, prologue, child in peril, woman, scientist, bomb, painting, shooting, falling from height, helicopter

Death Race (2008)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Death Race (2008)

In 2012, amid economic chaos and high unemployment, Americans watch by the millions as criminals with life sentences race armored cars on Terminal Island. Two-thirds of the combatants die but the winner may earn his freedom. On the day he loses his job, steelworker Jensen Ames is arrested for his wife's murder. Sent to Terminal Island, he's offered an out by the steely and manipulative Warden Hennessey - race as the popular mask-wearing (but now dead) champion, Frankenstein, or rot in prison. Jensen makes the bargain. As the three-stage race approaches, he realizes that the whole thing may be a set up - can an anonymous man behind a mask get revenge and win his release? (Read More)

Themes:christmas, revenge
Period:2010s
Story:pull ups, year 2012, ford mustang, loss of wife, dystopia, hit by a car, exploding car, bomb, car accident, helicopter, surprise ending, tattoo, husband wife relationship, death, flashback, blood

The Hunger Games (2012)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Hunger Games (2012)

In a dystopian future, the totalitarian nation of Panem is divided into 12 districts and the Capitol. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, rutal retribution for a past rebellion, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors while the citizens of Panem are required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss' young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. (Read More)

Themes:hunting, loneliness, escape, revenge
Period:future
Story:broadcast, capture, despair, animal attack, wristwatch, blockbuster, survivor, killing an animal, dystopia, trap, post apocalypse, child in peril, reference to god, painting, shooting, falling from height, chase, knife, death, based on novel

The Deer Hunter (1978) is one of the best movies like I Am Legend (2007)
Drama, War

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Michael, Steven and Nick are young factory workers from Pennsylvania who enlist into the Army to fight in Vietnam. Before they go, Steven marries the pregnant Angela, and their wedding party also serves as the men's farewell party. After some time and many horrors, the three friends fall in the hands of the Vietcong and are brought to a prison camp in which they are forced to play Russian roulette against each other. Michael makes it possible for them to escape, but they soon get separated again. (Read More)

Themes:escape, hunting, suicide
Story:aircraft carrier, united states of america, capture, deer, blockbuster, rat, army, bridge, woman, rifle, falling from height, helicopter, chase, husband wife relationship, gun, death, blood

Avpr: Aliens Vs Predator - Requiem (2007)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Avpr: Aliens Vs Predator - Requiem (2007)

Following the events of Alien vs. Predator, and the maturation of the chestburster that erupted from the body of Scar (the Predator that defeated the Alien Queen) into an adult Predalien, the Predator scout ship crashes in the woods of Gunnison County. A local, Buddy Benson, and his son, Sam, are hunting in the forest and witness the crash, but they are chased and are implanted with alien embryos by facehuggers along with several homeless people living in the sewers. Meanwhile another Predator lands seeking out the Alien and destroying evidence of their presence on Earth. The dwellers of the town find themselves in the middle of a battlefield between the two deadly extraterrestrial creatures, and the small group of survivors splits between the leadership of Sheriff Eddie Morales and the bad-boy Dallas Howard. Both have different opinions about the best means to escape from the beings. This is why Avpr: Aliens Vs Predator - Requiem (2007) is one of the best movies like I Am Legend (2007). (Read More)

Themes:hunting, escape
Story:helicopter crash, mutation, deer, evacuation, wristwatch, killing an animal, rat, death of child, child in peril, helicopter, surprise ending, dog, blood, death

The Book Of Eli (2010)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

The Book Of Eli (2010)

In a violent post-apocalyptic society, a drifter, Eli, has been wandering westward across North America for the last thirty years. He finds solace in a unique book which he carries on his person and guards closely, whilst surviving by hunting small animals and seeking goods in destroyed houses and vehicles to trade in villages for water and supplies. When he reaches a village ruled by the powerful mobster, Carnegie, the man views Eli's impressive fighting skills and offers Eli a place within his gang. Carnegie presses his blind lover Claudia to send her daughter, Solara, to at least convince Eli to spend the night by sleeping with him. However, Eli proves to be the better man when he gently declines her advances. The girl sees Eli's book, and when Carnegie finds out he beats her mother until she reveals what she saw. Carnegie sends his gang into the wasteland to take the book from Eli, but the man proves to be a formidable foe as he makes it more than clear that if they want the book, they must first take his life. (Read More)

Themes:hunting, faith, religion
Characters:daughter
Story:death of protagonist, blockbuster, killing an animal, rat, trap, post apocalypse, severed head, exploding car, bridge, woman, bomb, falling from height, surprise ending, husband wife relationship, bare chested male, blood, death

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:religion, revenge
Characters:vampire
Period:future
Story:mutation, animal attack, mutant, killing an animal, revelation, dystopia, prologue, post apocalypse, darkness, severed head, falling from height, surprise ending, chase, knife, tattoo, husband wife relationship, bare chested male, based on novel, death, blood

Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) is one of the best movies like I Am Legend (2007)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)

Alice awakens from a terrible sleep to find her worst fears realized--the bloodthirsty Undead, which she and the now-annihilated squad of elite military fought to destroy, have been unleashed on the city that surrounds the secret facility of the Umbrella Corporation. Discovering she was an Umbrella experiment, Alice has been bio-genetically enhanced with new strengths, senses and dexterity--and she will need them. In the heart of the ravaged Raccoon City, a small group of uninfected people, including Jill Valentine, a recently demoted member of Umbrella Corp's elite Special Tactics and Rescue Services team, and S.T.A.R.S team leader Carlos Oliveira, fight for their lives against swarms of Undead and the deadlier and faster Lickers. Running out of luck and resources, the group is rescued by Alice, and they begin to wage an exhilarating battle to survive and escape before the Umbrella Corporation erases its experiment from the face of the earth. Their only hope lies somewhere within Raccoon City--Dr Charles Ashford, one of the leading scientists for the Umbrella Corporation, will help Alice and the others escape the city safely--if they find his daughter. Angie Ashford became separated from her father and now hides in fear. Alice, Jill and Carlos will have to fight their way through an army of Undead to save her. All the while, a secret weapon code-named Nemesis has been experimentally altered with greater modifications than Alice and has been programmed to track and destroy them. They will need all their strengths and skills to fight the battle of their lives against the mindless evil that has infected the city and the powerful forces that unleashed it on mankind. (Read More)

Themes:escape, suicide
Characters:daughter, zombie
Story:helicopter crash, cure, quarantine, animal attack, virus, mutant, killing an animal, experiment, child in peril, exploding car, army, bridge, falling from height, helicopter, surprise ending, gun, blood, dog, flashback

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
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:escape, revenge
Period:future
Story:booby trap, capture, evacuation, animal attack, mutant, revelation, dystopia, death of child, post apocalypse, child in peril, exploding car, army, scientist, bomb, rifle, falling from height, chase, knife, tattoo, based on novel

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