10 best movies like Metropolis (1927)

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Metropolis 1927
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

List of the best movies like Metropolis (1927): Digital Man, THX 1138, Metropolis, Natural City, Surrogates, Children of the Sun, TC 2000, Dead End Drive-In, Android, Soylent Green.

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Digital Man (1995)
Markimdb: 5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

An out-of-control robot is inadvertently set loose in a small community, and a crack squad of soldiers are sent to hunt it down. Gradually, the members of the squad begin to suspect that some of them are robots.

THX 1138 (1971)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:21

People in the future live in a totalitarian society. A technician named THX 1138 lives a mundane life between work and taking a controlled consumption of drugs that the government uses to make puppets out of people. As THX is without drugs for the first time he has feelings for a woman and they start a secret relationship.

Metropolis (2001)
Duration01:48

Duke Red has overseen the construction of a massive Ziggurat to extend his power across the whole planet. Tima, a robot-girl built in the image of his deceased daughter, is at the core of these plans. However, after escaping the Duke's clutches in a laboratory fire, she meets and befriends Kenichi, a boy who's traveled to Metropolis with his detective uncle in search of a scientist wanted for organ trafficking. Will her relationship with Kenichi, and the realization of the truth of her existence, change her destiny?

Natural City (2003)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, action, melodrama
CountrySouth Korea

Two cops, R and Noma, hunt down renegade cyborgs. Cyborgs are used as commandos by the military, as lust objects and for companionship. Normaly they have a limited lifespan of three years but black market technology is being developed to be able to transfer a cyborg's artificial intelligence into human host. This drives R to find a suitable host for his expiring cyborg Ria.

Surrogates (2009)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:25

Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.

Children of the Sun (1986)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:34

A story from the life in the beginning of XX century based on the theater play by Maxim Gorky.

TC 2000 (1993)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrefantastic, action
CountryCanada
Duration01:31

Somewhere in the future the environmental overkill had come. Many people had died. The rich were able to build the underworld, the poor had to stay on the surface building gangs to survive. Jason Storm, an underworld guard gets knowledge of a conspiracy to kill all people on the surface. He needs to flee to the surface, and wins Sumai, a respected martial arts master, as his ally to stop the dirty plot.

Dead End Drive-In (1986)
Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryAustralia

In the near future, drive-in theatres are turned into concentration camps for the undesirable and unemployed. The prisoners don't really care to escape because they are fed and they have a place to live which is, in most cases, probably better than the outside. Crabs and his girlfriend Carmen are put into the camp and all Crabs wants to do is escape.

Android (1982)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic
CountryUSA
Duration01:20

Eccentric scientist Dr. Daniel and his shy assistant Max lead a quiet life on their space station, carrying out illegal research on androids, until they receive an unwelcome visit from three fugitives one of whom is female. Both Dr. Daniel and Max show an interest in her, but one of the other visitors has more sinister intentions.

Soylent Green (1973)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff.

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The Ultimate Warrior (1975)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA
Duration01:34

Only a few people still live in New York in 2015. They are organized in gangs with their own turf. One of them is led by Baron, another one by Carrot, and they are constantly at war with each other.

Earthtastrophe (2016)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA

In a white hot flash of light, and with no warning, one minute our moon is there, the next it's gone. Then, a second flash. And that's the last thing anyone on Earth can remember. 11 months later, it's not post- apocalyptic; it's apocalyptic as Earth has been sucked through a wormhole, literally ripping our planet from the inside out. With bizarre disasters and civilization collapsing, our heroes must find a way to survive and get to "safe ground" before it's too late.

The Last Patrol (2000)
Markimdb: 3.6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryIsrael, USA
Duration01:35

After a massive earthquake destroys Los Angeles, a new order is formed. But disagreement among the ranks leads to more war and disruption, and The Last Patrol must bring order if there's to be any hope for the future.

Appleseed Alpha (2014)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, cartoon, crime, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:33

Based on the comic book by the creator of Ghost in the Shell, a young female soldier Deunan and her cyborg partner Briareos survive through the post World War 3 apocalyptic New York in search of human's future hope, the legendary city of Olympus.

Mr Hublot (2013)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, family, cartoon, short
CountryLuxembourg, France
Duration00:11

Mr Hublot is a withdrawn, idiosyncratic character with OCD, scared of change and the outside world. Robot Pet's arrival turns his life upside down: he has to share his home with this very invasive companion...

Class of 1999 II - The Substitute (1994)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryCanada
Duration01:27

In the original movie, the cyborg-teachers were all destroyed. Well that's what we thought, but there's one more rogue military robot out there determined to clean up the education system.

Young Ones (2014)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, drama
CountrySouth Africa, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:40

In a future where water is scarce, a farmer defends his land and hopes to rejuvenate his parched soil. However, his daughter's boyfriend schemes to steal the land for himself.

Shank (2010)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:34

Mo Ali’s futuristic knife-crime drama brings the dystopian environment of CHILDREN OF MEN and DISTRICT 13 to London’s East 17. SHANK delivers a ruthless vision of forthcoming urban life, where guns have been superseded by knives and are fiercely wielded by aimless youths. Amidst the chaos is the Paper Chazers gang, a rare morally conscious group who trade scavenged food for money. After Chazers gang member, Junior (Kedar Williams-Stirling), witnesses his brother, murder he must decide whether to get revenge of stick to the gangs moral code... In this superbly paced and artistic film, present-day social issues, and murky city streets, provide a perfect canvas for imagination and action.

Robot Overlords (2015)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada
Duration01:30

Earth has been conquered by robots from another galaxy and the human survivors must stay in their homes, or risk incineration.

The Machine (2013)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30

Already deep into a second Cold War, Britain’s Ministry of Defense seeks a game-changing weapon. Programmer Vincent McCarthy unwittingly provides an answer in The Machine, a super-strong human cyborg. When a programming bug causes the prototype to decimate his lab, McCarthy takes his obsessive efforts underground, far away from inquisitive eyes.

Gangland (2001)
Markimdb: 2.9
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA
Duration01:59

In post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, an evil pack of outlaws is systematically turning civilians into prisoners and slaves. Worse yet, the spread of a terrifying deadly flesh-eating virus threatens to destroy all of humanity. As good and evil ferociously battle for power and control, three heroes race against time to find the cure for the virus... before it's too late.

I, Robot (2004)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:55

In 2035, where robots are common-place and abide by the three laws of robotics, a techno-phobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be responsible for the death, his investigation leads him to believe that humanity may be in danger.

Advantageous (2015)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, drama, family
CountryUSA

In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter, Jules, do all they can to hold on to their joy, despite the instability surfacing in their world.

Waterworld (1995)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:14

In a futuristic world where the polar ice caps have melted and made Earth a liquid planet, a beautiful barmaid rescues a mutant seafarer from a floating island prison. They escape, along with her young charge, Enola, and sail off aboard his ship. But the trio soon becomes the target of a menacing pirate who covets the map to 'Dryland' – which is tattooed on Enola's back.

Involution (2018)
Markimdb: 3.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryRussia, Germany

In a future in which the earth has been sent out of control, affected by a cruel and inhuman mechanism that turns back Darwin's theory of Evolution, Hamming and Liv try to survive. It seems that nothing can stand in the way of their relationship, but every person gradually starts to feel animal instincts: uncontrolled aggression, protection of offspring, spontaneous sexual desire. When Liv disappears, Hamming has to make an important step – to face the world endangering his very own life in order to find her.

Def-Con 4 (1985)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrefantastic, action
CountryCanada

Two men and a woman circle the globe in a satellite armed with a nuclear device. The third world war breaks out, and a few months later the satellite crashes. They survive the crash but one man gets killed by survivors and the other man gets caught. The woman stays by the remains of the the satellite but is soon caught by evil punks who have taken power.

The Gene Generation (2007)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA, South Korea, Singapore

In a futuristic world, Michelle lives everyday battling with DNA Hackers who use their skills to hack into people's bodies and kill them. She is an assassin, trying to keep her younger brother, Jackie, out of trouble. When Jackie gets involved in a petty crime of robbery, he propels himself into the world of DNA Hackers, Shylocks (Loan Sharks) and Gangs

Eliminators (1986)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Spain

A former pilot rebels against his creator, teaming up with the scientist responsible for android technology, her pet robot Spot, a rough-and-tumble riverboat guide, and a martial arts warrior.

Virtuosity (1995)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

The Law Enforcement Technology Advancement Centre (LETAC) has developed SID version 6.7: a Sadistic, Intelligent, and Dangerous virtual reality entity which is synthesized from the personalities of more than 150 serial killers, and only one man can stop him.

Hands of Steel (1986)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantastic, action
CountryItaly

A story about a cyborg who is programmed to kill a scientist who holds the fate of mankind in his hands.




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