13 movies similar to Ready Player One (2018)

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) poster ★ 6.5

1 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

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Valerian and Laureline are the last hope for Alpha, a vast metropolis home to species from over one thousand planets. A dark force threatens this immense city of light and life; though Valerian has faced countless dangers in his lifetime as an elite space agent, he knows that never before have they been so close to extinction and it's up him with Laureline to identify the marauding menace behind all these attacks.
Elysium (2013) poster ★ 6.6

2 Elysium (2013)

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In the year 2154, there are two classes of people: the very rich living on a clean, man-made space station called Elysium and the rest living on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. A ruthless government official, the ambitious Defense Minister Delacour, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of Elysium's citizens. When hapless Max is cornered, he agrees to take on a difficult mission that, if successful, will not only save his life, but may lead to equality between these polarized worlds.

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Isaac Carmichael 03.07.2021

The film is bloated, not bad, but bloated. I felt that Blomkamp was trying too hard to duplicate the success of District 9 (which shows in the overall message of the plot). Neill Blomkamp is a one-hit wonder (so-far) in that he peaked with his feature film debut. It's preachy, but not as preachy as some other films I have seen recently (looking at you Lee Daniels). Overall, 7/10.

Alexander Forbes 03.07.2021

I really like it, mostly because of the visual style, it's all so realized and unified and looks so cool and realistic. It's not like most stuff where everything just glows and has wires everywhere, it looks realistic and like it could actually work and it all makes sense.

Limo 03.07.2021

It seems that people prefer District 9 or Elysium meanwhile a small majority of us enjoy both for what they are. District 9 is a futuristic action/drama with more character development and the idea of character growth and acceptance of two different species pulling from the idea of Apartheid.

Elysium was in the same genre as District 9 but it tries to tell a different story of social class and how the rich see the poor and the gap between it needing to be bridged. I enjoy them both for what they are and never thought I'd see another good action movie with

Maaat Daaaaamon (sorry) in it. Also, Sharlto Copely, you will win an Oscar one day without a doubt.

Mortal Engines (2018) poster ★ 6.1

3 Mortal Engines (2018)

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Hester Shaw, a young woman with an evil agenda to destroy the world around her emerges in order to stop what is believed as 'The Wasp'. A large and destructive city on wheels which eats everything it comes across. Alongside Tom Natsworthy who has been shunned from London due his appearance, Hester joins forces with Anna Fang-a dangerous outlaw whose life goal seems all too similar: destruction of human civilization by any means necessary.

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Willy Wonka 03.07.2021

This 'Let's make an entire trailer dialogue out of tired old cliches' -strategy didn't do any favors for Solo and it isn't working any better here. You have an awesome premise with mobile cities hunting each other. Somehow your marketing team managed to turn that into something seemingly tiresome and old in 2 minutes 30 seconds flat.

ANGIE VASQUEZ 03.07.2021

Freaking out because apparently the male protagonist of this movie is Klaus Hargreeves in Umbrella Academy and OMG HOW DID I NOT NOTICE?!?!?

Roy Bodin 03.07.2021

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie from start to end. The special effects and the art are jaw dropping. I think it deserves a lot more credit.

The Matrix Reloaded (2003) poster ★ 7.2

4 The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

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Freedom fighters Neo, Trinity and Morpheus continue to lead the human uprising against the Machine Army. To destroy the system of repression and exploitation, they are forced to resort not only to an arsenal of superior weapons but also to their outstanding skills.

Their participation in the mission to save the human race from total extermination brings them a deeper understanding of the design of the Matrix and an awareness of Neo's central role in the fate of humanity.

The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015) poster ★ 6.2

5 The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015)

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In the wake of a failed rebellion, Tris and Four are on the run from Jeanine Matthews who is determined to stop them. The two will race against time as they try to figure out what Abnegation sacrificed their lives for but when they do it may be too late because if she can't find answers soon then those that she loves will die while being hunted by Erudite leaders with no intention of stopping until either mission is completed.
TRON: Legacy (2010) poster ★ 6.8

6 TRON: Legacy (2010)

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Sam Flynn, a 27-year old tech-savvy cyber warrior and son of Kevin Flynn went on an adventure through the digital world to find his father. Along with Quorra (Kevin's confidant) they embarked on a life or death journey across this advanced technological universe that is full of fierce programs just waiting to kill them in their own gladiatorial games. CLU - who dominates the digital world - has planned for Sam and his dad escape from here, but it won't stop at anything as he knows that if they get out alive then he'll be destroyed by all those formidable programs!

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Poo-P Wong 03.07.2021

I just finished watching this on blu-ray. The experience was amazing, seriously. As far as visuals, its by far the best movie I ever saw. It beats Avatar as far as graphics, and the storyline is 50x times better then avatar. I recommend it to anyone who likes movies with nice visuals effects, this is the best EVER.

coolchannel6336 03.07.2021

This is one of the best movies I have every seen! Heck, I would even get some of their toys! roumanobr is right, this movie does beat Avatar down in every way! Great Movie, Great Story, Great Effects!

SciFly321 03.07.2021

Not too bad for a Disney movie. it plays the same premise as the original. The special effects and digital cinematography are entertaining enough to keep this film going. Plus, Olivia Wild is always nice to look at.

Alita: Battle Angel (2019) poster ★ 7.3

7 Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

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Alita is a creation from an age of despair. Found by the mysterious Dr. Ido while trolling for cyborg parts, Alita becomes a lethal and dangerous being that cannot remember who she is or where she came from; but to Dr. Ido, it's all too clear: She can break the cycle of destruction left behind when Tiphares fell thanks to her ability fight--and kill other angels in turn-to fulfill her true purpose as one created with power over life and death on Earth...

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Odysseus 03.07.2021

The fight scene flashback on the moon was so freaking epic! This movie has some much more depth than meets the eye because it's based on a manga. There's so much potential for sequels and prequels in the future.

Lillian Luke 03.07.2021

Watching this in the cinema was nothing short of magical. I wish if I can go back and experience it all over again. It's so sad that this movie is SO UNDERRATED!

DDGS 03.07.2021

I was not expecting anything before I watched the movie. Now, I'm in love with Alita and am already begging for a sequel.

War of the Worlds (2005) poster ★ 6.5

8 War of the Worlds (2005)

No one would have believed at the beginning of the 21st century that beings more advanced than man were keeping a watchful eye on everything that was going on on Earth; that while people were going about their business, they were being investigated and studied.

With endless complacency, men went to and fro all over the globe, busy with their own affairs, confident in their power over matter. Meanwhile, across the abyss of space, beings with a highly developed, cold, emotionless intellect were looking at the Earth with eyes full of envy, and slowly but surely were working out their plans, hostile to us...

Tomorrowland (2015) poster ★ 6.4

9 Tomorrowland (2015)

Bound by a shared destiny, the bright and optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and the former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a dangerous mission to uncover secrets from an enigmatic place that exists in their collective memory as "Tomorrowland."
Captain Marvel (2019) poster ★ 6.9

10 Captain Marvel (2019)

Six years ago, Air Force pilot Carol Danvers crashed an experimental aircraft and was found by the Kree. They trained her as a member of their elite Starforce Military under the command of Yon-Rogg. After escaping to Earth while being attacked by Skrulls six years later, she started discovering more about her past with help from S.H.I.E.L D agent Nick Fury; they set out to unravel what is true for this woman who seems too good at everything yet has no idea where it comes from or why it's happening.
Oblivion (2013) poster ★ 7.0

11 Oblivion (2013)

One day, a small group of Scavs appeared on the outskirts of George Pierce's hometown. They were highly trained and had advanced weapons for their size that led many people to believe they came from another planet in order to steal Earth's resources. This scared them so much that nobody dared go near these strange creatures until one brave soul shot at one with his shotgun, revealing it as an ordinary human trying only to find food and shelter like anyone else would do when faced with disaster.

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The Comedy Bros 03.07.2021

I personally think this movie was great. It made you think, and it was one of those you have to watch from the beginning to understand the ending. Lots of plot twists, solid acting, nice script, outstanding visuals, and beautiful music. The ONLY thing that could have been better is if they trimmed off a lot of the landscaping shots (about 15 minutes or so) and focused more on the action. Because once the final 15 minutes came up, YES!

Hannes Grand Cherokee 03.07.2021

I love this movie extremely much! I'm very critical when it comes to sci-fi, but this omg is more than sci-fi. It has a remarkable story that really pleases your mind. 10/10 every day.

Executnr 03.07.2021

Just watched it, great movie, very underrated, good story had me guessing till the end. And no this trailer is not a spoiler. The numbers on their suits are important. it doesn't really leave room for a sequel, but i would love to see a sequel just to watch the advancement of the story, but i'm cool with the ending as well. I just wish freeman character didnt happen like that, it was a good character badass.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) poster ★ 6.3

12 Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)

In the epic finale to The Maze Runner Saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends from WCKD control, they must break into the legendary last city - a maze that may turn out to be more lethal than any before it. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers for questions about themselves since first arriving in this wicked world with no memory at all... Will Thomas and crew make it? Or will Ava Paige continue her reign as Queen behind bars?

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Kraugel 03.07.2021

Beautiful movie. Just beautiful. I never watched it before because of the book readers around me telling me its bad. Well now that I've watched it, it's actually perfectly done. I hated myself for listening to those idiots. I've read the whole series myself including the prequels and I think the movie series is actually better. The music is just like an arrow that pierces through any mind and give you the sense of the feelings the characters are experiencing. The actors are amazing. They perfectly executed the characters in the book. The movie beat is just awesome. It's just perfectly synchronized compared in the books. Hats off to the directors. This is the best movie in the series. For those who have been told that the movie is bad, just don't listen to those people. I've learned something from watching book adaption movies. It's always not gonna be the same so don't expect the same thing or it's just going to disappoint you. Instead, clear your mind of any speculations you have of the movie and just think like you're reading a new book with a new and better story in it. Trust me, it works and you're going to enjoy the film much better

Rylee Arnold 03.07.2021

And then his eyes cleared as if he’d gained one last trembling gasp of sanity, and his voice softened. “Please, Tommy. Please”

Avatar (2009) poster ★ 7.8

13 Avatar (2009)

Former Marine Jake Sully is confined to a wheelchair. Despite his infirm body, Jake is still a warrior at heart. He receives a mission to travel several light years to a base of earthlings on the planet Pandora, where corporations are mining a rare mineral of great importance for the Earth to overcome the energy crisis.

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Alan Joseph 03.07.2021

Avatar was a masterpiece. Watching it gave me an experience so surreal it takes you to pandora. Beautiful world, respect for the nature, emotional, strong message... Everything about it... I loved. I doubt avatar 2 can surpass this piece of art.

Pranata Ghosh 03.07.2021

James Cameron is a great visualiser and a great director with deep set concepts .Truly a legendary director got to praise him for titanic and avatar ......

Adam Olds 03.07.2021

Watched Avatar again recently. It still looks and feels like the future of film.

I'd be happy if they didn't make another one and let it stand alone as a benchmark in film. Besides, it's been a long time now since it's release. Expectations change, along with the world of cinema. I'm not sure it would be a success on the level of the first film, unless James Cameron has another masterstroke of technological genius tucked away for it...

As for losing its place at the top of the gross charts, that's not exactly worth mentioning these days. Endgame is the culmination of over 20 stories, over more than 10 years, with a dedicated fanbase that will probably have watched it several times each. Quite good business by Disney, but nothing more than that.

And besides, when adjusted for inflation, it's still a long way off Avatar, and a very long way off Gone With The Wind. Although the Marvel lot won't acknowledge that, they're a sensitive bunch...

More about Ready Player One movie

The film is set in the year 2045, the world is plunged into chaos and is on the verge of collapse. People seek salvation in the game OASIS, a vast virtual reality universe. Its creator, the brilliant and eccentric James Holliday, leaves a unique will. All of his colossal fortune will get the player who first discovered the digital "Easter Egg", which the billionaire had hidden somewhere in the vastness of OASIS. The quest launched by him covers the whole world. A totally unheroic guy named Wade Watts decides to take part in the contest, throwing himself headlong into a dizzying, reality-distorting treasure hunt through a fantasy universe full of riddles, discoveries and dangers.

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