Movies like 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.

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1 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

2 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

3 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

4 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

5 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

6 The Shadow 1994

Based on the 1930's comic strip, puts the hero up against his arch enemy, Shiwan Khan, who plans to take over the world by holding a city to ransom using an atom bomb. Using his powers of invisibility and "The power to cloud men's minds", the Shadow comes blazing to the city's rescue with explosive results.

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Russell Mulcahy

Writers:

Walter B. Gibson (character The Shadow from stories), David Koepp

Country:

United States of America
6.1

7 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

8 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

9 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.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Director:

John Carpenter

Country:

United States of America
7.3

10 Demolition Man 1993

Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, escapes during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with his violent ways and turn to his captor, who had also been cryogenically frozen after being wrongfully accused of killing 30 innocent people while apprehending Phoenix.

Genres:

Crime, Action, Science Fiction

Director:

Marco Brambilla

Writers:

Peter M. Lenkov (story), Robert Reneau (story) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

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 Universal Soldier 1992

An American soldier who had been killed during the Vietnam War is revived 25 years later by the military as a semi-android, UniSols, a high-tech soldier of the future. After the failure of the initiative to erase all the soldier's memories, he begins to experience flashbacks that are forcing him to recall his past.

Genres:

Thriller, Action, Science Fiction, Crime

Director:

Roland Emmerich

Country:

United States of America
6

13 Starman 1984

When an alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona, the government tries to stop them.

Genres:

Romance, Science Fiction

Director:

John Carpenter

Country:

United States of America
7

14 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

15 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

16 The Frighteners 1996

Once an architect, Frank Bannister now passes himself off as an exorcist of evil spirits. To bolster his facade, he claims his "special" gift is the result of a car accident that killed his wife. But what he does not count on is more people dying in the small town where he lives. As he tries to piece together the supernatural mystery of these killings, he falls in love with the wife of one of the victims and deals with a crazy FBI agent.

Genres:

Horror, Comedy

Director:

Peter Jackson

Countries:

New Zealand, United States of America
7.1

17 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

18 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

19 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

20 Hudson Hawk 1991

Eddie Hawkins, called Hudson Hawk has just been released from ten years of prison and is planning to spend the rest of his life honestly. But then the crazy Mayflower couple blackmail him to steal some of the works of Leonardo da Vinci. If he refuses, they threaten to kill his friend Tommy.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Comedy

Director:

Michael Lehmann

Writers:

Bruce Willis (story), Robert Kraft (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.8

21 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

22 Strange Days 1995

Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a murderer killing a prostitute. Lenny investigates and is pulled deeper and deeper in a whirl of blackmail, murder and rape. Will he survive and solve the case?

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Kathryn Bigelow

Writers:

James Cameron (story), James Cameron (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

23 Dark Star 1974

A low-budget, sci-fi satire that focuses on a group of scientists whose mission is to destroy unstable planets. 20 years into their mission, they have battle their alien mascot, that resembles a beach ball, as well as a "sensitive" and intelligent bombing device that starts to question the meaning of its existence.

Genres:

Comedy, Science Fiction

Director:

John Carpenter

Writers:

John Carpenter (original story and screenplay), Dan O'Bannon (original story and screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.3

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