Movies like Big Trouble In Little China 1986

When trucker Jack Burton agreed to take his friend, Wang Chi, to pick up his fiancee at the airport, he never expected to get involved in a supernatural battle between good and evil. Wang's fiancee has emerald green eyes, which make her a perfect target for immortal sorcerer Lo Pan and his three invincible cronies. Lo Pan must marry a girl with green eyes so he can regain his physical form.

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1 Starship Troopers 1997

Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an interstellar war between mankind and an arachnoid species known as "the Bugs".

Genres:

Adventure, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Paul Verhoeven

Writers:

Edward Neumeier (screenplay) (as Ed Neumeier), Robert A. Heinlein (book)

Country:

United States of America
7.2

2 Predator 1987

Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the forest, taking trophies from the bodies of its victims as it goes along. Occasionally seeing through its eyes, the audience sees it is an intelligent alien hunter, hunting them for sport, killing them off one at a time.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Action, Adventure, Thriller

Director:

John McTiernan

Country:

United States of America
7.8

3 Escape From New York 1981

In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash lands on the island, the authorities turn to a former soldier and current convict to rescue him.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Action

Director:

John Carpenter

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.2

4 Tremors 1990

Hick handymen Val McKee and Earl Bassett can barely eke out a living in the Nevada hamlet of Perfection, so they decide to leave town -- despite an admonition from a shapely seismology coed who's picking up odd readings on her equipment. Before long, Val and Earl discover what's responsible for those readings: 30-foot-long carnivorous worms with a proclivity for sucking their prey underground.

Genres:

Action, Horror

Director:

Ron Underwood

Writers:

S.S. Wilson (story), Brent Maddock (story) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

5 Highlander 1986

He fought his first battle on the Scottish Highlands in 1536. He will fight his greatest battle on the streets of New York City in 1986. His name is Connor MacLeod. He is immortal.

Genres:

Adventure, Action, Fantasy

Director:

Russell Mulcahy

Writers:

Gregory Widen (story), Gregory Widen (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.1

6 Escape From L.A. 1996

This time, a cataclysmic temblor hits Los Angeles, turning it into an island. The president views the quake as a sign from above, expels Los Angeles from the country and makes it a penal colony for those found guilty of moral crimes. When his daughter, part of a resistance movement, steals the control unit for a doomsday weapon, Snake again gets tapped to save the day.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

John Carpenter

Writers:

John Carpenter (characters), Nick Castle (characters) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.7

7 The Running Man 1987

By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight for their lives, including the gladiator-style The Running Man, hosted by the ruthless Damon Killian, where “runners” attempt to evade “stalkers” and certain death for a chance to be pardoned and set free.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Thriller

Writers:

Stephen King (novel) (as Richard Bachman), Steven E. de Souza (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.7

8 Darkman 1990

Dr. Peyton Westlake is on the verge of realizing a major breakthrough in synthetic skin when his laboratory is destroyed by gangsters. Having been burned beyond recognition and forever altered by an experimental medical procedure, Westlake becomes known as Darkman, assuming alternate identities in his quest for revenge and a new life with a former love.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Crime

Director:

Sam Raimi

Writers:

Sam Raimi (story), Chuck Pfarrer (screenplay) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.4

9 They Live 1988

Nada, a wanderer without meaning in his life, discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is. As he walks the streets of Los Angeles, Nada notices that both the media and the government are comprised of subliminal messages meant to keep the population subdued, and that most of the social elite are skull-faced aliens bent on world domination. With this shocking discovery, Nada fights to free humanity from the mind-controlling aliens.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Action

Director:

John Carpenter

Writers:

Ray Nelson (short story "Eight O'Clock in the Morning"), John Carpenter (screenplay) (as Frank Armitage)

Country:

United States of America
7.3

10 Enemy Mine 1985

A soldier from Earth crashlands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds himself caring for his enemy in a completely unexpected way.

Genres:

Drama, Science Fiction

Director:

Wolfgang Petersen

Writers:

Barry Longyear (story), Edward Khmara (screenplay) (as Ed Khmara)

Country:

United States of America
6.9

11 Last Action Hero 1993

Danny is obsessed with a fictional movie character action hero Jack Slater. When a magical ticket transports him into Jack's latest adventure, Danny finds himself in a world where movie magic and reality collide. Now it's up to Danny to save the life of his hero and new friend.

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Comedy, Family

Director:

John McTiernan

Writers:

Zak Penn (story), Adam Leff (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.4

12 Flash Gordon 1980

A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyrant, Ming the Merciless, to save Earth.

Genre:

Science Fiction

Director:

Mike Hodges

Writers:

Lorenzo Semple Jr. (screenplay), Michael Allin (adaptation) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.5

13 The Last Starfighter 1984

A video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best Starfighters to defend their world from the attack.

Genres:

Adventure, Science Fiction, Action

Director:

Nick Castle

Writer:

Jonathan R. Betuel (as Jonathan Betuel)

Country:

United States of America
6.8

14 Night Of The Comet 1984

Two girls from the Valley wake up to find that a passing comet has eradicated their world and left behind a mysterious red-dust and a pack of cannibal mutants. With the help of a friendly truck driver, the girls save the earth from a villainous "think tank," karate chop their way through flesh-eating zombies, and, of course, find time to go to the mall.

Genres:

Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction

Director:

Thom Eberhardt

Writer:

Thom Eberhardt

Country:

United States of America
6.4

15 Army Of Darkness 1992

A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.

Genres:

Fantasy, Horror, Comedy

Director:

Sam Raimi

Writers:

Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi

Country:

United States of America
7.5

16 Re-Animator 1985

A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Comedy, Horror

Director:

Stuart Gordon

Writers:

H.P. Lovecraft (story "Herbert West, Re-Animator"), Dennis Paoli (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

17 Prince Of Darkness 1987

A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

John Carpenter

Writer:

John Carpenter (as Martin Quatermass)

Country:

United States of America
6.7

18 An American Werewolf In London 1981

Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

Genres:

Comedy, Horror

Director:

John Landis

Writer:

John Landis

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.5

19 The Fly 1986

When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one.

Genres:

Horror, Science Fiction

Director:

David Cronenberg

Writers:

George Langelaan (short story), Charles Edward Pogue (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Canada, United Kingdom, United States of America
7.5

20 The Monster Squad 1987

Count Dracula adjourns to Earth, accompanied by Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and the Gillman. The uglies are in search of a powerful amulet that will grant them power to rule the world. Our heroes - the Monster Squad are the only ones daring to stand in their way.

Genres:

Comedy, Action, Fantasy

Director:

Fred Dekker

Country:

United States of America
7.1

21 Gremlins 1984

When Billy Peltzer is given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas, he inadvertently breaks the three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashes a horde of mischievous gremlins on a small town.

Genres:

Fantasy, Horror, Comedy

Director:

Joe Dante

Writer:

Chris Columbus

Country:

United States of America
7.3

22 The Golden Child 1986

After a Tibetan boy, the mystical Golden Child, is kidnapped by the evil Sardo Numspa, humankind's fate hangs in the balance. On the other side of the world in Los Angeles, the priestess Kee Nang seeks the Chosen One, who will save the boy from death. When Nang sees social worker Chandler Jarrell on television discussing his ability to find missing children, she solicits his expertise, despite his skepticism over being "chosen."

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery

Director:

Michael Ritchie

Writer:

Dennis Feldman

Country:

United States of America
6

23 Heavy Metal 1981

A glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.

Genres:

Animation, Science Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Music

Writers:

Daniel Goldberg (screenplay) (as Dan Goldberg), Len Blum (screenplay) | 9 more credits »

Country:

Canada
6.7

24 Repo Man 1984

A down and out young punk gets a job working with a seasoned repo man, but what awaits him in his new career is a series of outlandish adventures revolving around aliens, the CIA, and a most wanted '64 Chevy.

Genres:

Comedy, Science Fiction

Director:

Alex Cox

Writer:

Alex Cox

Country:

United States of America
6.9