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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, courage, amnesia, hope, monster, fear, suicide, friendship
Mood:suspense, nightmare
Locations:elevator, tunnel, laboratory, desert, forest
Characters:teenager
Period:future
Story:maze, human versus cyborg, killer cyborg, spear throwing, cyborg, community, uh 1 huey helicopter, faked suicide, solar flare, falling down a hill, initiation rite, based on young adult novel, meadow, child murders a child, english accent, serum, vine, curiosity, hut, banishment

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)
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. (Read More)

Themes:hope, escape, fear, suicide, friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert, tunnel, laboratory
Characters:teenager
Story:maze, disease, uh 1 huey helicopter, based on young adult novel, human experiment, open ended, leader, falling to death, infection, near death experience, virus, machete, revelation, syringe, dystopia, injection, character's point of view camera shot, post apocalypse, creature, dream sequence

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:courage, hope, monster, escape, fear, friendship
Mood:nightmare
Locations:forest
Story:spear throwing, subterranean, stabbed in the leg, interracial friendship, crushed to death, eaten alive, masked man, animal attack, torch, jumping from height, spear, self sacrifice, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, creature, child in peril, map, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement

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:hope, escape, fear, suicide, friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:tunnel, desert, forest
Period:future
Story:spear throwing, leader, bonfire, infection, near death experience, animal attack, torch, virus, machete, spear, dystopia, self sacrifice, character's point of view camera shot, post apocalypse, child in peril, no opening credits, map, death of friend, impalement, subjective camera

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) is one of the best movies like The Maze Runner (2014)
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:hope, monster, escape
Locations:laboratory, elevator
Story:subterranean, open ended, close up of eyes, infection, crushed to death, eaten alive, virus, disease, syringe, dystopia, self sacrifice, injection, post apocalypse, creature, child in peril, map, impalement, foot chase, survival, held at gunpoint

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. This is why World War Z (2013) is one of the best movies like The Maze Runner (2014). (Read More)

Themes:escape, suicide
Locations:laboratory, elevator, desert
Story:infection, open ended, falling to death, eaten alive, disease, virus, machete, spear, self sacrifice, injection, character repeating someone else's dialogue, creature, child in peril, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, impalement, foot chase, survival, scientist

Underworld Awakening (2012)
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:monster, escape
Locations:laboratory, elevator
Period:future
Story:serum, open ended, stabbed in the leg, crushed to death, animal attack, jumping from height, killing an animal, dystopia, injection, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, creature, child in peril, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, subjective camera, scientist, held at gunpoint

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:courage, monster, escape, fear, friendship
Locations:tunnel, laboratory, desert, forest
Story:serum, subterranean, open ended, close up of eyes, stabbed in the leg, near death experience, torch, self sacrifice, injection, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, foot chase, subjective camera, scientist, held at gunpoint, brawl

Lone Survivor (2013) is one of the best movies like The Maze Runner (2014)
Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War

Lone Survivor (2013)

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

Themes:courage, friendship
Locations:forest
Story:leader, falling down a hill, near death experience, male bonding, machete, self sacrifice, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, child in peril, map, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, foot chase, survival, subjective camera, running, held at gunpoint, brawl, battle

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:monster, escape, fear, suicide
Mood:suspense
Locations:forest
Story:falling down a hill, open ended, falling to death, field, animal attack, machete, killing an animal, self sacrifice, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, creature, no opening credits, stabbed to death, impalement, foot chase, subjective camera, survival, held at gunpoint, battle, punched in the face

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 Maze Runner (2014). (Read More)

Themes:courage, escape, fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:laboratory, elevator, desert
Story:spear throwing, initiation rite, high tech, code, stabbed in the leg, faked death, torch, jumping from height, spear, revelation, injection, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, child in peril, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, foot chase, subjective camera

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:amnesia, monster, escape
Locations:tunnel, elevator
Story:subterranean, open ended, leader, infection, faked death, eaten alive, animal attack, torch, jumping from height, virus, killing an animal, revelation, dystopia, injection, post apocalypse, creature, child in peril, stabbed in the chest, death of friend, impalement

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) is one of the best movies like The Maze Runner (2014)
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:courage, hope, escape, fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:tunnel, forest
Characters:teenager
Period:future
Story:based on young adult novel, subterranean, greenhouse, memory loss, title at the end, near death experience, animal attack, spear, revelation, dystopia, death of child, self sacrifice, post apocalypse, creature, child in peril, no opening credits, map, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement

Insurgent (2015)
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:courage, hope, escape, fear, suicide, friendship
Mood:suspense, nightmare
Locations:laboratory, forest
Characters:teenager
Period:future
Story:leader, based on young adult novel, serum, human experiment, test, greenhouse, falling to death, near death experience, faked death, jumping from height, revelation, syringe, dystopia, self sacrifice, injection, character repeating someone else's dialogue, post apocalypse, child in peril, no opening credits, foot chase

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

Avatar (2009)

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

Themes:monster, fear, friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:laboratory, forest
Period:future
Story:battle, initiation rite, leader, murder of a child, title at the end, crushed to death, animal attack, torch, jumping from height, machete, killing an animal, spear, self sacrifice, creature, child in peril, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, foot chase

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. This is why The Revenant (2015) is one of the best movies like The Maze Runner (2014). (Read More)

Themes:courage, escape, fear, friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:forest
Story:fort, stabbed in the leg, near death experience, interracial friendship, animal attack, torch, male bonding, killing an animal, spear, character's point of view camera shot, dream sequence, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, foot chase, survival, subjective camera, held at gunpoint, brawl, battle

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013) is one of the best movies like The Maze Runner (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

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

Themes:friendship
Locations:desert
Story:subterranean, high tech, leader, falling to death, masked man, jumping from height, injection, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, impalement, foot chase, survival, held at gunpoint, brawl, battle, punched in the face

Hanna (2011)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Hanna (2011)

Hanna (Ronan) is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the skills of a soldier; these come from being raised by her father (Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:desert, forest
Characters:teenager
Story:human experiment, title at the end, stabbed in the leg, killing an animal, revelation, self sacrifice, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, child in peril, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, foot chase, subjective camera, running, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shot in the chest, helicopter

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:hope, escape, fear
Mood:suspense, nightmare
Locations:laboratory, desert, forest
Period:future
Story:serum, cornfield, stabbed in the leg, crushed to death, cyborg, virus, dystopia, self sacrifice, injection, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, child in peril, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, foot chase, subjective camera, survival, scientist, running

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

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)

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

Locations:desert
Story:spear throwing, open ended, cornfield, stabbed in the leg, crushed to death, masked man, torch, jumping from height, spear, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, impalement, brawl, battle, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shot in the chest

Man Of Steel (2013) is one of the best movies like The Maze Runner (2014)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Man Of Steel (2013)

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. This is why Man Of Steel (2013) is one of the best movies like The Maze Runner (2014). (Read More)

Themes:hope, escape
Locations:laboratory, desert
Story:uh 1 huey helicopter, leader, cornfield, falling to death, title at the end, crushed to death, jumping from height, first part, self sacrifice, injection, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, creature, child in peril, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, scientist, brawl

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:monster
Mood:nightmare
Locations:elevator, desert
Period:future
Story:subterranean, stabbed in the leg, crushed to death, eaten alive, animal attack, jumping from height, machete, killing an animal, revelation, dystopia, self sacrifice, character repeating someone else's dialogue, post apocalypse, creature, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, survival, held at gunpoint

Warcraft (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Warcraft (2016)

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

Themes:hope, monster, escape, fear, friendship
Locations:forest
Story:leader, close up of eyes, title at the end, crushed to death, animal attack, torch, revelation, self sacrifice, character repeating someone else's dialogue, creature, child in peril, no opening credits, map, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, impalement, subjective camera, survival, brawl

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, hope, fear
Mood:nightmare
Locations:desert
Period:future
Story:survival, leader, greenhouse, near death experience, masked man, jumping from height, disease, machete, spear, revelation, dystopia, self sacrifice, post apocalypse, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, impalement, foot chase, held at gunpoint, brawl, punched in the face

Tomorrowland (2015) is one of the best movies like The Maze Runner (2014)
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:hope, escape, fear
Locations:laboratory, elevator, forest
Period:future
Story:curiosity, subterranean, high tech, cornfield, close up of eyes, title at the end, near death experience, crushed to death, cyborg, jumping from height, dystopia, self sacrifice, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, child in peril, no opening credits, map, foot chase, subjective camera, survival

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 The Maze Runner (2014). (Read More)

Themes:monster, escape, fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:laboratory, forest
Period:future
Story:subterranean, close up of eyes, infection, near death experience, crushed to death, eaten alive, virus, character's point of view camera shot, creature, stabbed in the chest, death of friend, impalement, survival, subjective camera, scientist, held at gunpoint, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head

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
Locations:desert
Story:close up of eyes, stabbed in the leg, animal attack, machete, killing an animal, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, creature, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, survival, running, held at gunpoint, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shot in the chest, fistfight

The Watch (2012)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

The Watch (2012)

In Glenview, Ohio, Evan is the manager of the Costco department store and married to Abby. When the Costco night watchman, Antonio Guzman, is mysteriously murdered, Evan organizes The Neighborhood Watch, a watch team with his suburban neighbors Bob, Franklin and Jamarcus to protect the neighborhood and find the killer of Antonio. Soon they discover that the murderer is an alien that is preparing to invade Earth, and they become the last hope of mankind on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:hope, escape, fear, friendship
Story:subterranean, close up of eyes, near death experience, interracial friendship, machete, killing an animal, self sacrifice, character repeating someone else's dialogue, creature, death of friend, foot chase, held at gunpoint, brawl, battle, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shot in the chest, fistfight, shot to death

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016) is one of the best movies like The Maze Runner (2014)
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:hope, monster, escape, fear
Mood:suspense, nightmare
Locations:laboratory, desert, forest
Story:subterranean, open ended, cornfield, close up of eyes, note, near death experience, crushed to death, masked man, cyborg, jumping from height, spear, revelation, self sacrifice, creature, child in peril, dream sequence, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, impalement

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
Mood:nightmare
Locations:forest
Story:spear throwing, stabbed in the leg, crushed to death, animal attack, torch, spear, self sacrifice, creature, child in peril, no opening credits, map, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, battle, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shot in the chest, shot to death

Cube (1997)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cube (1997)

Six different people, each from a very different walk of life, awaken to find themselves inside a giant cube with thousands of possible rooms. Each has a skill that becomes clear when they must band together to get out: a cop, a math whiz, a building designer, a doctor, an escape master, and a disabled man. Each plays a part in their thrilling quest to find answers as to why they've been imprisoned. This is why Cube (1997) is one of the best movies like The Maze Runner (2014). (Read More)

Themes:amnesia, escape, fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Story:subterranean, maze, close up of eyes, near death experience, crushed to death, directorial debut, self sacrifice, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, impalement, survival, subjective camera, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, fistfight, corpse, surprise ending

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

Rogue One (2016)

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

Themes:courage, hope, escape, fear, friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator, desert
Period:future
Story:open ended, falling to death, jumping from height, self sacrifice, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, creature, child in peril, no opening credits, map, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, impalement, subjective camera, survival, scientist, held at gunpoint, brawl, battle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like The Maze Runner (2014)
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'. (Read More)

Themes:amnesia, escape, fear, friendship
Locations:laboratory, forest
Story:high tech, memory loss, near death experience, infection, interracial friendship, crushed to death, disease, virus, self sacrifice, injection, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, no opening credits, map, death of friend, impalement, subjective camera, held at gunpoint, brawl, battle

Inferno (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Inferno (2016)

Famous symbologist on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world's population. (Read More)

Themes:amnesia, escape, fear, suicide
Mood:suspense, nightmare
Story:virus, map, code, memory loss, falling to death, infection, faked death, jumping from height, disease, revelation, injection, character's point of view camera shot, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, foot chase, subjective camera, scientist, held at gunpoint, brawl, battle

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller, Western

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

The Old West.. where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world. 1873. New Mexico Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It's a town that lives in fear. But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known. Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he's been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents-townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors-all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival. (Read More)

Themes:courage, amnesia, hope, escape, fear, suicide
Locations:desert
Story:subterranean, stabbed in the leg, kicked in the crotch, eaten alive, torch, killing an animal, spear, revelation, self sacrifice, character's point of view camera shot, creature, child in peril, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, impalement, subjective camera, survival, held at gunpoint, brawl

Escape Plan (2013)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Escape Plan (2013)

Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's framed and incarcerated in a master prison he designed himself. He needs to escape and find the person who put him behind bars. This is why Escape Plan (2013) is one of the best movies like The Maze Runner (2014). (Read More)

Themes:escape, friendship
Story:test, uh 1 huey helicopter, high tech, code, close up of eyes, falling to death, stabbed in the leg, masked man, self sacrifice, injection, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, no opening credits, map, stabbed in the chest, foot chase, subjective camera, survival, held at gunpoint, brawl

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like The Maze Runner (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:escape, fear, suicide
Mood:suspense
Locations:tunnel, elevator
Story:open ended, stabbed in the leg, character repeating someone else's dialogue, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, foot chase, survival, held at gunpoint, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shot in the chest, fistfight, shot to death, corpse, pistol, surprise ending, knife

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:amnesia, escape
Mood:nightmare
Locations:elevator
Period:future
Story:jumping from height, dystopia, injection, character repeating someone else's dialogue, post apocalypse, dream sequence, no opening credits, foot chase, held at gunpoint, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shot in the chest, helicopter, fistfight, shot to death, rain, pistol, surprise ending

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:courage, hope, escape, fear
Mood:suspense, nightmare
Locations:laboratory, desert, forest
Characters:teenager
Story:human experiment, subterranean, near death experience, crushed to death, torch, spear, death of child, self sacrifice, character's point of view camera shot, no opening credits, map, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, foot chase, subjective camera, survival, scientist, held at gunpoint, brawl

Knight And Day (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

June has a garage in Boston. At an airport heading home, a man bumps into her a few times and tries to keep her off the plane. He's under FBI surveillance; they wonder if he and she are working together, so they let both on a flight full of armed men wanting to arrest the stranger. He's Roy, he shoots his way out of trouble and tells her she's in danger. She's home the next day, miraculously, when agents pick her up; Roy saves her again, and a transcontinental chase ensues with Roy convincing her that he's the good guy, protecting an energy source that a rogue agent wants to sell on the black market. Can she trust Roy, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying? (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:tunnel, laboratory
Characters:teenager
Story:code, hammock, cornfield, animal attack, jumping from height, syringe, injection, character repeating someone else's dialogue, foot chase, subjective camera, scientist, held at gunpoint, brawl, punched in the face, shot in the head, shot in the chest, helicopter, fistfight, shot to death, corpse

X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014) is one of the best movies like The Maze Runner (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? This is why X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014) is one of the best movies like The Maze Runner (2014). (Read More)

Themes:hope
Mood:suspense
Locations:laboratory, elevator
Period:future
Story:spear, dystopia, injection, character's point of view camera shot, post apocalypse, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, foot chase, survival, subjective camera, scientist, held at gunpoint, brawl, battle, punched in the face, slow motion scene, fistfight, corpse

The Terminator (1984)
Action, Sci-fi

The Terminator (1984)

A cyborg is sent from the future on a deadly mission. He has to kill Sarah Connor, a young woman whose life will have a great significance in years to come. Sarah has only one protector - Kyle Reese - also sent from the future. The Terminator uses his exceptional intelligence and strength to find Sarah, but is there any way to stop the seemingly indestructible cyborg ? (Read More)

Themes:hope
Mood:suspense
Period:future
Story:human versus cyborg, killer cyborg, cyborg, leader, crushed to death, killing an animal, first part, dystopia, self sacrifice, character's point of view camera shot, post apocalypse, stabbed in the chest, death of friend, foot chase, subjective camera, held at gunpoint, brawl, battle, punched in the face, slow motion scene

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. (Read More)

Mood:suspense
Story:close up of eyes, title at the end, spear, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, foot chase, subjective camera, held at gunpoint, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shot in the chest, helicopter, fistfight, shot to death

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)

Themes:suicide
Mood:nightmare
Locations:elevator, forest
Characters:teenager
Period:future
Story:based on young adult novel, open ended, title at the end, faked death, animal attack, killing an animal, spear, dystopia, self sacrifice, character repeating someone else's dialogue, post apocalypse, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, impalement, survival, scientist, punched in the face, shot in the head

Scream (1996) is one of the best movies like The Maze Runner (2014)
Horror, Mystery

Scream (1996)

1 year after her mother's death, Sydney Prescott (Neve Campbell), and her friends started experiencing some strange phone calls. They later learned the calls were coming from a crazed serial killer, in a white faced mask and a large black robe, looking for revenge. His phone calls usually consist of many questions, the main one being: Whats your favorite scary movie? Along with many scary movie trivia, ending with bloody pieces of innocent lives scattered around the small town of Woodsboro. (Read More)

Themes:escape, fear, friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:forest
Characters:teenager
Story:teenage girl, teen movie, stabbed in the leg, near death experience, crushed to death, faked death, masked man, revelation, first part, character's point of view camera shot, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, foot chase, survival, subjective camera, held at gunpoint, punched in the face, slow motion scene

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. This is why The Hunger Games (2012) is one of the best movies like The Maze Runner (2014). (Read More)

Themes:monster, escape, friendship
Mood:nightmare
Locations:tunnel, forest
Characters:teenager
Period:future
Story:spear throwing, based on young adult novel, child murders a child, murder of a child, teen movie, animal attack, machete, killing an animal, spear, first part, dystopia, post apocalypse, creature, child in peril, map, death of friend, survival, held at gunpoint, brawl, battle

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. (Read More)

Themes:courage, escape, fear, suicide
Locations:tunnel, laboratory, forest
Period:future
Story:virus, scientist, test, murder of a child, infection, animal attack, disease, machete, first part, post apocalypse, no opening credits, impalement, survival, shot in the head, shot to death, corpse, teenage boy, teenage girl, blood, bare chested male

The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Action, Adventure, Western

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

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

Themes:courage, escape, friendship
Locations:desert, forest
Story:close up of eyes, title at the end, stabbed in the leg, near death experience, interracial friendship, torch, jumping from height, killing an animal, revelation, self sacrifice, character repeating someone else's dialogue, child in peril, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, impalement, held at gunpoint, battle, slow motion scene, shot in the head

Star Trek: Beyond (2016) is one of the best movies like The Maze Runner (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Star Trek: Beyond (2016)

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

Themes:courage, hope, escape, fear, friendship
Locations:elevator, forest
Story:subterranean, falling to death, title at the end, near death experience, interracial friendship, crushed to death, self sacrifice, creature, no opening credits, death of friend, impalement, foot chase, survival, held at gunpoint, brawl, battle, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shot in the chest

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species. (Read More)

Themes:hope, escape, suicide
Mood:suspense
Locations:tunnel, elevator, forest
Story:leader, virus, open ended, treehouse, close up of eyes, crushed to death, animal attack, torch, spear, dystopia, character repeating someone else's dialogue, post apocalypse, no opening credits, stabbed to death, death of friend, impalement, survival, held at gunpoint, brawl, battle

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