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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, blindness, loneliness, monster, escape, drugs, friendship, revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:tunnel, cave, kitchen, woods, forest
Characters:alcoholic, boy, teacher, teenager
Period:future
Story:game of survival, child murders a child, female gladiator, arena, shot with a bow and arrow, game of death, spear throwing, most dangerous game, human hunting a human, death by poison, bow and arrow, giant creature, dead child with eyes open, child killed by animal, child strangling, child suicide, child murderer, bloody body of a child, axe fight, murder of a child

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
Locations:tunnel, woods, forest
Characters:teenager
Period:future
Story:president, bow and arrow, child in peril, futuristic train, person on fire, female archer, based on young adult novel, minefield, alliance, screenplay adapted by author, fight the system, totalitarianism, one woman army, mercy killing, arena, capture, hologram, mute, crossbow, social commentary

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

Twelve months after winning the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and her partner Peeta Mellark must go on what is known as the Victor's Tour, wherein they visit all the districts, but before leaving, Katniss is visited by President Snow who fears that Katniss defied him a year ago during the games when she chose to die with Peeta. With both Katniss and Peeta declared the winners, it is fueling a possible uprising. He tells Katniss that while on tour she better try to make sure that she puts out the flames or else everyone she cares about will be in danger. (Read More)

Mood:nightmare
Locations:woods, forest
Characters:alcoholic, teenager
Period:future
Story:president, victory, arena, bow and arrow, futuristic train, person on fire, threatened with a knife, female archer, based on young adult novel, fight the system, teenage hero, force field, totalitarianism, one woman army, miner, female hero, archery, hologram, mentor, social commentary

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:monster, escape, friendship, revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:cave, woods, forest
Story:spear throwing, bow and arrow, child in peril, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, fight the system, totalitarianism, archery, fireball, mentor, target practice, guard, animal attack, blockbuster, spear, riot, poison, beaten to death, one against many, training

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) is one of the best movies like The Hunger Games (2012)
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? (Read More)

Themes:monster, escape, revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:cave, woods, forest
Story:bow and arrow, giant creature, child in peril, person on fire, knife throwing, leg wound, force field, climbing a tree, mushroom, capture, 3 dimensional, guard, action heroine, animal attack, blockbuster, killing an animal, spear, neck breaking, trap, tough girl

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. This is why War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017) is one of the best movies like The Hunger Games (2012). (Read More)

Themes:escape, revenge, friendship
Locations:tunnel, cave, woods, forest
Period:future
Story:spear throwing, bow and arrow, child in peril, heroic bloodshed, mercy killing, arrow, bulletproof vest, capture, mute, crossbow, social commentary, animal attack, blockbuster, machete, spear, rope, flower, dystopia, tragic event, beaten to death

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

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

Themes:friendship
Locations:woods, forest
Characters:teenager
Story:president, bow and arrow, female archer, stylist, based on young adult novel, screenplay adapted by author, fight the system, teenage hero, totalitarianism, force field, climbing a tree, female hero, arena, archery, hologram, mute, crossbow, social commentary, action heroine, strong female lead

Hercules (2014)
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:monster, escape, revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:forest
Story:spear throwing, bow and arrow, giant creature, axe fight, child in peril, person on fire, knife fight, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, female archer, closing eyes of dead person, chariot, megalomaniac, capture, 3 dimensional, mute, target practice, action heroine, animal attack, spear

Priest (2011) is one of the best movies like The Hunger Games (2012)
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:monster, revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:cave
Period:future
Story:person on fire, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, fight the system, one woman army, flask, megalomaniac, 3 dimensional, target practice, crossbow, social commentary, guard, action heroine, animal attack, machete, killing an animal, strong female character, neck breaking, dystopia, tough girl

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, monster, escape, revenge
Locations:woods, forest
Story:game of death, most dangerous game, threatened with a knife, one woman army, hunt, fight to the death, switchblade, action heroine, animal attack, survivor, machete, killing an animal, game, strong female character, trust, trap, tough girl, poison, creature, sword fight

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. This is why Assassin's Creed (2016) is one of the best movies like The Hunger Games (2012). (Read More)

Themes:escape, revenge
Characters:boy
Story:spear throwing, bow and arrow, apple, axe fight, child in peril, knife fight, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, chariot, fight the system, totalitarianism, archery, crossbow, social commentary, action heroine, spear, rope, riot, neck breaking, tough girl

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:monster, escape, revenge
Story:giant creature, umbrella, child in peril, threatened with a knife, one woman army, female hero, hunt, bulletproof vest, hologram, gas mask, mexican standoff, action heroine, wristwatch, dystopia, tough girl, one against many, post apocalypse, creature, map, mixed martial arts

Avatar (2009) is one of the best movies like The Hunger Games (2012)
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, monster, revenge, friendship
Locations:forest
Period:future
Story:bow and arrow, murder of a child, child in peril, battle, person on fire, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, mushroom, hunt, archery, fight to the death, wilhelm scream, arrow, hologram, 3 dimensional, gas mask, social commentary, animal attack, strong female lead, blockbuster

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:escape, revenge
Locations:cave, woods, forest
Characters:alcoholic
Story:spear throwing, bow and arrow, threatened with a knife, female archer, force field, one woman army, escort, female hero, archery, megalomaniac, fight to the death, mentor, gas mask, action heroine, strong female lead, wristwatch, blockbuster, spear, rope, tough girl

The Road (2009)
Adventure, Drama

The Road (2009)

It's a post-apocalyptic world, several years after whatever the cataclysmic event, which has in turn caused frequent quakes as further potential hazards. The world is gray and getting quickly grayer as more and more things die off. A man and his pre-teen son, who was born after the apocalypse, are currently on the road, their plan to walk to the coast and head south where the man hopes there will be a more hospitable environment in which to live. The man has taught his son that they are the "good people" who have fire in their hearts, which in combination largely means that they will not resort to cannibalism to survive. The man owns a pistol with two bullets remaining, which he will use for murder/suicide of him and his son if he feels that that is a better fate for them than life in the alternative. Food and fuel are for what everyone is looking. The man has taught his son to be suspect of everyone that they may meet, these strangers who, out of desperation, may not only try to steal what they have managed to scavenge for their own survival, but may kill them as food. Although life with his father in this world is all the boy has known, he may come to his own thoughts as to what it means holistically to be one of the good or one of the bad. Meanwhile, the man occasionally has thoughts to happier times with his wife/the boy's mother before the apocalypse, as well as not as happy times with her after the apocalypse and the reason she is no longer with them. (Read More)

Themes:blindness
Mood:nightmare
Locations:tunnel, forest
Characters:boy
Period:future
Story:bow and arrow, child in peril, person on fire, threatened with a knife, washing hair, leg wound, cigarette lighter, despair, crossbow, trust, sleeping, dystopia, pursuit, binoculars, post apocalypse, drawing, map, candle, survival, dead body

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:escape, revenge
Locations:tunnel, cave
Story:knife fight, threatened with a knife, gin, fight to the death, bulletproof vest, mute, target practice, neck breaking, tough girl, one against many, disarming someone, mixed martial arts, throat slitting, massacre, strangulation, survival, hand to hand combat, held at gunpoint, painting, falling from height

Warcraft (2016) is one of the best movies like The Hunger Games (2012)
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:monster, escape, friendship, revenge
Locations:woods, forest
Story:giant creature, child in peril, threatened with a knife, force field, mercy killing, megalomaniac, fight to the death, wilhelm scream, capture, guard, action heroine, animal attack, blockbuster, trust, neck breaking, tough girl, beaten to death, one against many, creature, map

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:monster, escape, revenge
Locations:tunnel
Story:umbrella, child in peril, knife throwing, one woman army, female hero, hologram, 3 dimensional, social commentary, action heroine, animal attack, survivor, killing an animal, rope, dystopia, trap, tough girl, binoculars, post apocalypse, creature, death of friend

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, escape, friendship, revenge
Locations:woods, forest
Story:bow and arrow, knife fight, mercy killing, hunt, archery, fight to the death, animal attack, killing an animal, spear, neck breaking, pursuit, one against many, disarming someone, mixed martial arts, throat slitting, stabbing, massacre, axe, strangulation, survival

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:blindness, escape, revenge
Locations:tunnel, cave, kitchen
Story:bow and arrow, murder of a child, child in peril, dead boy, fight the system, one woman army, female hero, fight to the death, bulletproof vest, gas mask, social commentary, action heroine, apple, blockbuster, rope, riot, class differences, neck breaking, trap, tragic event

The Brothers Grimm (2005) is one of the best movies like The Hunger Games (2012)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. They are put to the test, however, when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage. This is why The Brothers Grimm (2005) is one of the best movies like The Hunger Games (2012). (Read More)

Themes:monster, escape, revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:forest, cave, woods
Characters:boy
Story:bow and arrow, child in peril, crossbow, guard, apple, medicine, rope, trust, tough girl, gunshot, femme fatale, creature, drawing, map, weapon, stabbing, axe, candle, hallucination, falling from height

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
Mood:nightmare
Locations:cave, woods, forest
Characters:teacher, teenager
Story:bow and arrow, teacher student relationship, threatened with a knife, teenage hero, force field, one woman army, megalomaniac, mentor, target practice, action heroine, strong female lead, blockbuster, spear, strong female character, neck breaking, tough girl, beaten to death, one against many, disarming someone, map

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:monster, escape, revenge, friendship
Locations:tunnel, woods, forest
Story:threatened with a knife, megalomaniac, fight to the death, bulletproof vest, capture, target practice, guard, beaten to death, binoculars, femme fatale, disarming someone, death of friend, mixed martial arts, throat slitting, massacre, axe, strangulation, flashlight, hallucination, hand to hand combat

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. (Read More)

Themes:monster, escape
Locations:tunnel
Characters:teenager
Period:future
Story:child in peril, tv reporter, blockbuster, survivor, riot, sleeping, beaten to death, creature, massacre, axe, flashlight, survival, teenage boy, river, dead body, tears, battle, machine gun, food, rain

The Butterfly Effect (2004) is one of the best movies like The Hunger Games (2012)
Sci-fi, Thriller

The Butterfly Effect (2004)

Evan Treborn grows up in a small town with his single, working mother and his friends. He suffers from memory blackouts where he suddenly finds himself somewhere else, confused. Evan's friends and mother hardly believe him, thinking he makes it up just to get out of trouble. As Evan grows up he has fewer of these blackouts until he seems to have recovered. Since the age of seven he has written a diary of his blackout moments so he can remember what happens. One day at college he starts to read one of his old diaries, and suddenly a flashback hits him like a brick! (Read More)

Themes:escape, revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:woods, forest
Characters:teacher, boy
Story:child murders a child, murder of a child, child in peril, killing an animal, medicine, beaten to death, unrequited love, drawing, suicide attempt, stabbing, strangulation, teenage boy, television, reference to god, tears, vomiting, rain, dream, beating, crying

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. This is why G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013) is one of the best movies like The Hunger Games (2012). (Read More)

Themes:blindness, friendship, revenge
Story:knife fight, megalomaniac, bulletproof vest, 3 dimensional, mute, target practice, mexican standoff, action heroine, president, tough girl, binoculars, training, death of friend, mixed martial arts, massacre, sword fight, candle, survival, hand to hand combat, held at gunpoint

47 Ronin (2013)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

47 Ronin (2013)

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

Themes:hunting, monster, escape, revenge
Locations:forest, woods
Characters:boy
Story:tournament, bow and arrow, giant creature, teacher student relationship, person on fire, fight to the death, mentor, 3 dimensional, crossbow, guard, spear, neck breaking, trap, poison, necklace, creature, unrequited love, map, throat slitting, massacre

Riddick (2013)
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:monster, revenge
Locations:cave
Story:knife throwing, threatened with a knife, facial scar, bulletproof vest, hologram, animal attack, machete, killing an animal, trap, pursuit, tough girl, poison, creature, strangulation, flashlight, survival, hand to hand combat, held at gunpoint, vomiting, falling from height

Logan (2017) is one of the best movies like The Hunger Games (2012)
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
Mood:nightmare
Locations:woods, forest
Characters:alcoholic
Period:future
Story:child in peril, threatened with a knife, fight the system, fight to the death, bulletproof vest, mute, social commentary, medicine, neck breaking, dystopia, pursuit, umbrella, beaten to death, binoculars, one against many, drawing, disarming someone, mixed martial arts, throat slitting, massacre

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. (Read More)

Themes:blindness, escape
Period:future
Story:threatened with a knife, fight the system, fight to the death, hologram, social commentary, flower, dystopia, tragic event, umbrella, beaten to death, binoculars, disarming someone, mixed martial arts, throat slitting, strangulation, hand to hand combat, held at gunpoint, brawl, camera, fistfight

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. This is why Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like The Hunger Games (2012). (Read More)

Themes:escape, drugs, revenge, friendship
Locations:woods, forest
Story:knife fight, threatened with a knife, fight the system, landmine, megalomaniac, fight to the death, hologram, cigarette lighter, social commentary, wristwatch, neck breaking, tragic event, umbrella, beaten to death, one against many, femme fatale, disarming someone, map, death of friend, mixed martial arts

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:kitchen
Period:future
Story:person on fire, hunt, hologram, 3 dimensional, social commentary, action heroine, blockbuster, spear, strong female character, neck breaking, dystopia, tragic event, president, tough girl, post apocalypse, femme fatale, mixed martial arts, massacre, strangulation, survival

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016) is one of the best movies like The Hunger Games (2012)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)

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

Themes:hunting, escape, friendship, revenge
Locations:cave
Story:bow and arrow, child in peril, threatened with a knife, fight the system, capture, 3 dimensional, social commentary, animal attack, blockbuster, killing an animal, spear, flower, tough girl, umbrella, beaten to death, binoculars, one against many, disarming someone, map, mixed martial arts

The Wolverine (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Wolverine (2013)

In modern day Japan, Wolverine is out of his depth in an unknown world as he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own near-immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before. (Read More)

Themes:escape, revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:tunnel, cave, woods, forest
Story:bow and arrow, threatened with a knife, mercy killing, arrow, 3 dimensional, crossbow, action heroine, apple, killing an animal, strong female character, sleeping, neck breaking, tough girl, poison, femme fatale, suicide attempt, mixed martial arts, axe, strangulation, sword fight

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

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

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

Themes:escape, friendship, revenge
Locations:cave
Story:knife fight, threatened with a knife, force field, female hero, megalomaniac, arrow, hologram, 3 dimensional, action heroine, strong female lead, blockbuster, strong female character, first part, neck breaking, tough girl, creature, mixed martial arts, sword fight, strangulation, hallucination

The Descent (2005)
Adventure, Horror, Thriller

The Descent (2005)

A woman goes on vacation with her friends after her husband and daughter encounter a tragic accident. One year later she goes hiking with her friends and they get trapped in the cave. With a lack of supply, they struggle to survive and they meet strange blood thirsty creatures. This is why The Descent (2005) is one of the best movies like The Hunger Games (2012). (Read More)

Themes:blindness, monster, escape, friendship, revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:cave, tunnel, woods, forest
Story:mercy killing, fight to the death, survivor, rope, trust, first part, neck breaking, beaten to death, necklace, creature, death of friend, throat slitting, flashlight, survival, hallucination, vomiting, falling from height, female protagonist, corpse, beating

Insurgent (2015) is one of the best movies like The Hunger Games (2012)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Insurgent (2015)

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

Themes:escape, friendship, revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:woods, forest
Characters:teenager
Period:future
Story:child in peril, knife fight, threatened with a knife, based on young adult novel, fight the system, teenage hero, totalitarianism, victory, facial scar, capture, hologram, social commentary, guard, mexican standoff, action heroine, strong female lead, propaganda, strong female character, dystopia, tough girl

The Running Man (1987)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Running Man (1987)

In the year 2017, the world economy has collapsed. The great freedoms of the United States are no longer, as the once great nation has sealed off its borders and become a militarized police state, censoring all film, art, literature, and communications. Even so, a small resistance force led by two revolutionaries manages to fight the oppression. With full control over the media, the government attempts to quell the nation's yearning for freedom by broadcasting a number of game shows on which convicted criminals fight for their lives. The most popular and sadistic of these programs is "The Running Man," hosted by Damon Killian. When a peaceful protest of starving citizens gathers in Bakersfield, California, a police officer named Ben Richards is ordered to fire on the crowd, which he refuses to do. Subdued by the other officers, the attack is carried out, and Richards is framed for the murder of almost a hundred unarmed civilians. Following a daring jail break months later, Richards is captured once again and forced to appear on "The Running Man" with three other convicts. With their help, he fights his way through a cadre of sadistic gladiators hunting them down through the ruins of a Los Angeles earthquake, but not promising Killian that he'll return to settle the score when the show's host double-crosses him. In the meantime, the contestants must search through the ruins for the resistance in the hopes of finally broadcasting the truth about the government. (Read More)

Themes:hunting, escape, friendship, revenge
Period:future
Story:game, game of death, most dangerous game, fight the system, totalitarianism, fictional reality show, starving, gladiator, fight to the death, social commentary, propaganda, riot, class differences, neck breaking, dystopia, tough girl, death of friend, throat slitting, massacre, strangulation

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)

Epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings is the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. (Read More)

Themes:hunting, escape, revenge
Locations:cave
Characters:boy
Story:bow and arrow, dead boy, person on fire, threatened with a knife, shivering, chariot, promise, guard, animal attack, mass murder, killing an animal, spear, riot, trust, pursuit, axe, sword fight, candle, survival, hallucination

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland. (Read More)

Themes:escape, blindness, revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:cave
Characters:boy
Period:future
Story:survival, threatened with a knife, alliance, landmine, compass, one woman army, hunt, crossbow, gas mask, action heroine, machete, spear, dystopia, tough girl, binoculars, post apocalypse, disarming someone, child, suicide attempt, hallucination

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) is one of the best movies like The Hunger Games (2012)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

A young man named Eggsy whose father died when he was a young boy, is dealing with living with the creep his mother is with now, who mistreats her and him. He goes out and does something to one of the creep's friends. He gets arrested and he calls a number a man gave him around the time his father died, to call if he needs help. A man named Harry approaches him and tells him he's the one who helped him. He tells him that he knew his father. When the man Eggsy slighted wants some payback, Harry takes care of him and his companions single handed. Harry then tells Eggsy that he's part of a secret organization called the Kingsman and his father was also part of it. He died trying to make the world safe. Harry offers Eggsy the opportunity to be a Kingsman and he takes it. He undergoes a grueling training course. Harry is looking into the demise of another Kingsman and the trail leads him to tech billionaire named Valentine aka V who is also curious about the group following him, the Kingsman. This is why Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) is one of the best movies like The Hunger Games (2012). (Read More)

Themes:escape, revenge
Characters:boy, teenager
Story:child in peril, teacher student relationship, person on fire, threatened with a knife, teenage hero, drugged, megalomaniac, hologram, cigarette lighter, mentor, wristwatch, mass murder, riot, class differences, umbrella, poison, beaten to death, one against many, training, death of friend

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, blindness, monster, friendship
Characters:boy
Period:future
Story:bow and arrow, hunt, archery, target practice, promise, animal attack, spear, trap, pursuit, death of friend, stabbing, massacre, river, hallucination, dead body, reference to god, hand to hand combat, tears, falling from height, battle

Alexander (2004)
Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War

Alexander (2004)

Conquering 90% of the known world by the age of 25, Alexander the Great led his armies through 22,000 miles of sieges and conquests in just eight years. Coming out of tiny Macedonia (today part of Greece), Alexander led his armies against the mighty Persian Empire, drove west to Egypt, and finally made his way east to India. This film will concentrate on those eight years of battles, as well as his relationship with his boyhood friend and battle mate, Hephaestion. Alexander died young, of illness, at 33. Alexander's conquests paved the way for the spread of Greek culture (facilitating the spread of Christianity centuries later), and removed many of the obstacles that might have prevented the expansion of the Roman Empire. In other words, the world we know today might never have been if not for Alexander's bloody, yet unifying, conquest. (Read More)

Themes:escape, friendship, revenge
Locations:cave
Characters:teacher
Story:spear throwing, bow and arrow, teacher student relationship, threatened with a knife, chariot, heroic bloodshed, mercy killing, arena, archery, arrow, capture, animal attack, blockbuster, spear, poison, training, femme fatale, map, death of friend, mixed martial arts

Total Recall (2012)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Total Recall (2012)

For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man as he finds himself on the run from the police. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Mood:nightmare
Period:future
Story:futuristic train, knife fight, fight the system, totalitarianism, megalomaniac, bulletproof vest, hologram, gas mask, action heroine, strong female lead, strong female character, dystopia, tough girl, post apocalypse, mixed martial arts, hand to hand combat, held at gunpoint, falling from height, brawl, machine gun

The Maze Runner (2014) is one of the best movies like The Hunger Games (2012)
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, monster, friendship
Mood:nightmare
Locations:tunnel, forest
Characters:boy, teenager
Period:future
Story:child murders a child, spear throwing, murder of a child, child in peril, based on young adult novel, teen movie, animal attack, machete, killing an animal, spear, first part, dystopia, post apocalypse, creature, map, death of friend, survival, teenage boy, held at gunpoint, brawl

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." This is why Tomorrowland (2015) is one of the best movies like The Hunger Games (2012). (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:woods, forest
Characters:boy
Period:future
Story:child in peril, futuristic train, person on fire, pin, force field, hologram, social commentary, apple, strong female lead, wristwatch, strong female character, dystopia, beaten to death, map, weapon, mixed martial arts, flashlight, survival, hand to hand combat, falling from height

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:monster, escape
Locations:cave, woods, forest
Period:future
Story:person on fire, fight to the death, hologram, neck breaking, tragic event, tough girl, beaten to death, training, creature, disarming someone, death of friend, massacre, axe, strangulation, flashlight, survival, river, held at gunpoint, painting, falling from height

The Scorpion King (2002)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Scorpion King (2002)

In an ancient time, predating the pyramids, the evil king Memnon is using the psychic powers of his sorceress Cassandra to fortell his great victories. In a last ditch effort to stop Memnon from taking over the world, the leaders of the remaining free tribes hire the assassin Mathayus to kill the sorceress. But Mathayus ends up getting much more than he bargained for. Now with the help of the trickster Arpid, tribal leader Balthazar and an unexpected ally, it's up to Mathayus to fufill his destiny and become the great Scorpion King. (Read More)

Locations:cave
Characters:boy
Story:shot with a bow and arrow, dead boy, knife throwing, archery, arrow, spear, poison, disarming someone, mixed martial arts, throat slitting, axe, strangulation, sword fight, hand to hand combat, falling from height, brawl, battle, fistfight, fire, three word title

Cloud Atlas (2012) is one of the best movies like The Hunger Games (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:escape, friendship, revenge
Locations:woods, forest
Characters:boy
Period:future
Story:murder of a child, berry, facial scar, despair, crossbow, trust, dystopia, pursuit, umbrella, post apocalypse, gunshot, throat slitting, stabbing, candle, flashlight, survival, dead body, reference to god, tears, shooting

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

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

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

Themes:monster, escape, revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:woods, forest
Story:giant creature, child in peril, threatened with a knife, one woman army, fight to the death, wilhelm scream, bulletproof vest, action heroine, strong female lead, blockbuster, spear, strong female character, trap, tough girl, beaten to death, one against many, training, necklace, creature, disarming someone

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