10 best movies like Upgrade (2018)

Movies similar to Upgrade (2018): Pandorum, Ghost in the Shell, RoboCop, Repo Men, Ex Machina, Transcendence, Replicas, I, Robot, Hardcore Henry, Eagle Eye.

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Pandorum (2009)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, detective
CountryGermany, United Kingdom
Duration01:48
CharactersFriends
PlotExpeditions, War, Survival
PlaceSpace, Ships, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StyleUnderrated

Two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually not alone – and the reality of their situation is more horrifying than they could have imagined.

Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration01:23
CharactersSpecial agents, Robots
PlotTechnology, Artificial Intelligence
PlaceJapan
TimeFuture
StyleCyberpunk

In the year 2029, the barriers of our world have been broken down by the net and by cybernetics, but this brings new vulnerability to humans in the form of brain-hacking. When a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster' begins involving them in politics, Section 9, a group of cybernetically enhanced cops, are called in to investigate and stop the Puppetmaster.

RoboCop (2014)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, action, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersRobots, Parents, Police, Family
PlotLove, Fight, Relationship, Parenting
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture

In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years, but have been forbidden for law enforcement in America. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured, OmniCorp sees their chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine.

Repo Men (2010)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:59

In the future, medical technology has advanced to the point where people can buy artificial organs to extend their lives. But if they default on payments, an organization known as the Union sends agents to repossess the organs. Remy is one of the best agents in the business, but when he becomes the recipient of an artificial heart, he finds himself in the same dire straits as his many victims.

Ex Machina (2015)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:48
CharactersRobots
PlotArtificial Intelligence

Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.

Transcendence (2014)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, USA
Duration01:59
CharactersInventors
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Computers, Technology, Hostage
TimeFuture
StyleMakes me think, Action

Two leading computer scientists work toward their goal of Technological Singularity, as a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent them from creating a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain.

Replicas (2018)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersFamily, Scientists
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Death, Technology, Experiments

A scientist becomes obsessed with bringing back his family members who died in a traffic accident.

I, Robot (2004)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:55
CharactersRobots, Inventors
PlotArtificial Intelligence
TimeFuture
StyleCyberpunk

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.

Hardcore Henry (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantastic, action
CountryRussia, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersScientists, Soldier
PlotGenetic experiments, Mystery, Telekinesis, Love, Fight, Lost memory, Chase, Cheating, Pursuit, Skirmishes, Survival
PlaceRussia, Forest, Moscow, Office, Laboratory
TimeFuture
StyleFirst person, Exciting

Henry, a newly resurrected cyborg who must save his wife/creator from the clutches of a psychotic tyrant with telekinetic powers, AKAN, and his army of mercenaries. Fighting alongside Henry is Jimmy, who is Henry's only hope to make it through the day. Hardcore takes place over the course of one day, in Moscow, Russia.

Eagle Eye (2008)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:58
CharactersBrothers, Twins, Mothers
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Pads, Technology, Political, Abduction, Investigation
PlaceUSA

Jerry Shaw and Rachel Holloman are two strangers whose lives are suddenly thrown into turmoil by a mysterious woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, the unseen caller uses everyday technology to control their actions and push them into increasing danger. As events escalate, Jerry and Rachel become the country's most-wanted fugitives and must figure out what is happening to them.

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Her (2013)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersWriters, Friends
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Computers, Love, Technology
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StylePhilosophical

In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all.

I Am Mother (2019)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
Duration02:14
CharactersRobots, Childrens
PlotSurvival, Artificial Intelligence, Mystery, End of the world, Apocalypse, Technology
TimePost apocalypse
StylePhilosophical, For personal development, Makes me think, Worth watching, Atmospheric, Interesting, For a group of friends, Netflix, Womens in main roles, Unexpected ending

A teenage girl is raised underground by a robot "Mother", designed to repopulate the earth following an extinction event. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA, Hungary
Duration02:26
CharactersFamily, Twins, Fathers, Friends, Hunters
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Love, War, Mystery
TimeFuture
StyleCyberpunk

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, 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, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Riddick (2013)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:59
CharactersFriends, Hunters
PlotRevenge, Survival
PlaceDeserts
TimeFuture
StyleGloomy, For men

Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction.

Eega (2012)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama
CountryIndia
Duration02:25
CharactersGangsters
PlotAdventure, Love, Revenge, Love triangle, Jealousy
StyleFancy

Nani is a flower decorator, madly in love with his neighbor Bindhu. He gets killed by the baddie, Sudeep, a powerful businessman. Nani comes back as a housefly to get his revenge.

Shutter Island (2010)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrethriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersDoctors
PlotSplit personality, Investigation, Chase, The escape
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Sea, Islands, Hospitals, USA, Laboratory
StyleWorth watching, Noir

World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersTough guys, Gangsters
PlotAdventure, Cars, Racing, Chase, Survival, Time travel, Disasters, Apocalypse
PlaceUSA
TimePost apocalypse, Future
StyleFor men, For a group of friends, Popular, Exciting

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most 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.

Human, Space, Time and Human (2018)
Mark3 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrethriller
Duration01:56
CharactersGangsters, Tourists
PlotSurvival
PlaceShips
StyleGloomy, Disturbing, Heavy

A group of very different people set sail on an old warship. The passengers include a senator with his son, a newly-wed couple, a mysterious old man, a group of sex workers and a gang of violent criminals. At first the aggressive behaviour of the thugs and their leader is directed at the first class passengers, but then more and more indiscriminately against the rest of those on board. Rape is followed by murder and it’s not long before the first of numerous and increasingly brutal mutinies takes place.

Zootopia (2016)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8)
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersAnimals, Police, Scientists, Gangsters, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Conspiracies, Fight, Chase, Adventure, Missing people
PlaceUSA, Laboratory
StyleDisney, For children, For a cozy evening, Popular

Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case - even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.

Teleios (2017)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 4.5)
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersScientists
PlotTravel, Death, Survival, Artificial Intelligence
PlaceSpace, Laboratory
TimeFuture
StyleDisturbing, Action

A deep space mining vessel has been adrift for two years. It is suspected the crew brutally killed each other, but the reason for the bloodbath is unknown. A rescue crew is sent to find if there are any survivors, what happened and why.

Morgan (2016)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersPsychologists
PlotArtificial Intelligence
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense

A corporate risk-management consultant must determine whether or not to terminate an artificial being's life that was made in a laboratory environment.

Kill Command (2016)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:02
CharactersRobots, Military
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Technology, Survival
PlaceIslands
StyleCyberpunk, Tense

Set in a near future, technology-reliant society that pits man against killing machines. Against this backdrop an elite army unit is helicoptered to a remote, off-the-grid island training facility. What starts out as a simple training exercise for Captain Bukes and his tight-knit unit, descends into a terrifying battle to the death, as the marines discover the island is overrun by an enemy that transcends the human concept of evil.

Lucy (2014)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:29
CharactersStrong women, Scientists
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleWomens in main roles, Exciting

A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

Mute (2018)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
Duration02:09
CharactersBartenders, Doctors, Mute
PlotInvestigation, Technology
PlaceBerlin, Germany
TimeFuture
StyleNetflix, Cyberpunk

A mute man with a violent past is forced to take on the teeming underworld of a near-future Berlin as he searches for his missing girlfriend.

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
CharactersSuperhero, Robots
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Apocalypse, Adventure, Travel
TimeFuture
StyleMarvel

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

National Geographic: Journey to the Edge of the Universe (2008)
Mark8 (imdb: 8.5)
Genredocumentary
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:31
PlotBlack holes
PlaceSpace, Moon
TimeFuture
StyleAtmospheric, For personal development, For sleep, For a cozy evening, Worth watching

In one single, epic camera move we journey from Earth's surface to the outermost reaches of the universe on a grand tour of the cosmos, to explore newborn stars, distant planets, black holes and beyond.

Snatch (2000)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8.3)
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:42
CharactersThieves, Gangsters, Gangsters
PlotGems, Adventure, Revenge, Chase, Intrigue
PlaceEngland, New York, London, USA
StyleFor a group of friends, For men

The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” There are two overlapping stories here – one is the search for a stolen diamond, and the other about a boxing promoter who’s having trouble with a psychotic gangster.

Blade Runner (1982)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
Duration01:57
CharactersPolice, Detectives
PlotThe escape
TimeFuture
StyleCyberpunk, Atmospheric, Makes me think

In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.

Avatar (2009)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:42
CharactersAliens, Military, Disabled people, Scientists, Friends, Soldier, Warriors
PlotTravel, Love, War, Fight, Chase, Betrayal, Adventure, Survival
PlaceSpace, Forest, Mountains
TimeFuture
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting

In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.

Bicentennial Man (1999)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:06
CharactersFamily, Robots
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Mystery, Relationship
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StylePhilosophical

Richard Martin buys a gift, a new NDR-114 robot. The product is named Andrew by the youngest of the family's children. "Bicentennial Man" follows the life and times of Andrew, a robot purchased as a household appliance programmed to perform menial tasks. As Andrew begins to experience emotions and creative thought, the Martin family soon discovers they don't have an ordinary robot.

Resident Evil (2002)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersZombie, Strong women
PlotViruses, End of the world, Skirmishes
PlaceLaboratory
TimeFuture
StyleWorth watching, Womens in main roles

When a virus leaks from a top-secret facility, turning all resident researchers into ravenous zombies and their lab animals into mutated hounds from hell, the government sends in an elite military task force to contain the outbreak. Alice and Rain are charged with leading the mission. But they only have three hours before the pathogen becomes airborne and infects the world.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:26
PlotArtificial Intelligence
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture

A robotic boy, the first programmed to love, David is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final acceptance by humans or machines, David embarks on a journey to discover where he truly belongs, uncovering a world in which the line between robot and machine is both vast and profoundly thin.

The Final Cut (2004)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA, Canada, Germany
Duration01:45
PlotRevenge, Jealousy, Intrigue, Technology
PlaceGermany, Canada, USA
TimeFuture

Set in a world with memory implants, Alan Hakman is a 'cutter'—someone with the power of final edit over people's recorded histories—but his latest assignment puts him in great danger.

The Tuxedo (2002)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

Cabbie-turned-chauffeur Jimmy Tong learns there is really only one rule when you work for playboy millionaire Clark Devlin : Never touch Devlin's prized tuxedo. But when Devlin is temporarily put out of commission in an explosive accident, Jimmy puts on the tux and soon discovers that this extraordinary suit may be more black belt than black tie. Paired with a partner as inexperienced as he is, Jimmy becomes an unwitting secret agent.

Gangs of New York (2002)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama, crime, history
CountryUSA, Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Italy
Duration02:47
CharactersGangsters
PlotRevenge
PlaceNew York, USA

It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by his side and a whole new army, Vallon fights his way to seek vengeance on the Butcher and restore peace in the area.

Zoe (2018)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantastic, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersRobots, Scientists
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Love, Relationship, Technology
StyleDeep Meaning, Makes me think

Two colleagues at a revolutionary research lab design technology to improve and perfect romantic relationships. As their work progresses, their discoveries become more profound.

Peppermint (2018)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryHong Kong, USA
Duration02:28
CharactersCriminals, Family, Strong women, Killers
PlotRevenge
StyleGloomy, For girls, Exciting

A grieving mother transforms herself into a vigilante following the murders of her husband and daughter, eluding the authorities to deliver her own personal brand of justice.

Blind Man's Bluff (2005)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrethriller, comedy, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:51
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins
PlaceLaboratory

Sergei and Simon have to deliver a suitcase full of heroin to Mikhalych or else they will be killed. There is one minor detail: the only problem-solving technique they are familiar with is a shot in the head. There are more than 20 Russian-movie stars in the film, but you will not be able to recognize them immediately since they are all in disguise.

Interstellar (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.6)
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:49
CharactersFarmers, Astronauts, Scientists, Friends, Astronauts, Inventors
PlotAdventure, Black holes, Time travel, Love, Cheating
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StyleWorth watching, Best soundtracks, Good music, Popular, To cry

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8.2)
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:47
CharactersGangsters, Smugglers, Friends
PlotGambling, Weapon, Fight, Abduction, Chase
PlaceEngland, London
StyleWorth watching, Popular, For a group of friends, Exciting

A card shark and his unwillingly-enlisted friends need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. To do this they decide to pull a heist on a small-time gang who happen to be operating out of the flat next door.

The Crow (1994)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 7.6)
Genreaction, fantasy
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
PlotSupernatural
TimeHalloween
StyleGothic

Exactly one year after young rock guitarist Eric Draven and his fiancée are brutally killed by a ruthless gang of criminals, Draven -- watched over by a hypnotic crow -- returns from the grave to exact revenge.

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