Movies like Dune 1984

In the year 10,191, the world is at war for control of the desert planet Dune—the only place where the time-travel substance 'Spice' can be found. But when one leader gives up control, it's only so he can stage a coup with some unsavory characters.

If you already watched and love Dune, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to Dune.

1 The Abyss 1989

A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface where he confronts a mysterious force that has the power to change the world or destroy it.

Genres:

Adventure, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

James Cameron

Writer:

James Cameron

Country:

United States of America
7.6

2 Total Recall 1990

Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who planted the chip.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Science Fiction

Director:

Paul Verhoeven

Writers:

Philip K. Dick (short story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale") (as Phillip K. Dick), Ronald Shusett (screen story) | 5 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.5

3 Alien Resurrection 1997

Two hundred years after Lt. Ripley died, a group of scientists clone her, hoping to breed the ultimate weapon. But the new Ripley is full of surprises … as are the new aliens. Ripley must team with a band of smugglers to keep the creatures from reaching Earth.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Horror, Action

Director:

Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Writers:

Dan O'Bannon (characters), Ronald Shusett (characters) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.2

4 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

5 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

6 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

7 Conan The Barbarian 1982

A film adaptation of the classic sword and sorcery hero, Conan the Barbarian. A horde of rampaging warriors massacre the parents of young Conan and enslave the young child for years on The Wheel of Pain. As the sole survivor of the childhood massacre, Conan is released from slavery and taught the ancient arts of fighting. Transforming himself into a killing machine, Conan travels into the wilderness to seek vengeance on Thulsa Doom, the man responsible for killing his family. In the wilderness, Conan takes up with the thieves Valeria and Subotai. The group comes upon King Osric, who wants the trio of warriors to help rescue his daughter who has joined Doom in the hills.

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy, Action

Director:

John Milius

Writers:

Robert E. Howard (based on the character created by), John Milius | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

8 Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 1985

Mad Max becomes a pawn in a decadent oasis of a technological society, and when exiled, becomes the deliverer of a colony of children.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Science Fiction

Country:

Australia
6.3

9 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

10 2010 1984

While planet Earth poises on the brink of nuclear self-destruction, a team of Russian and American scientists aboard the Leonov hurtles to a rendezvous with the still-orbiting Discovery spacecraft and it's sole known survivor, the homicidal computer HAL.

Genres:

Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Peter Hyams

Writers:

Arthur C. Clarke (novel), Peter Hyams (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.8

11 Waterworld 1995

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.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Science Fiction

Director:

Kevin Reynolds

Country:

United States of America
6.2

12 Pitch Black 2000

When their ship crash-lands on a remote planet, the marooned passengers soon learn that escaped convict Riddick isn't the only thing they have to fear. Deadly creatures lurk in the shadows, waiting to attack in the dark, and the planet is rapidly plunging into the utter blackness of a total eclipse. With the body count rising, the doomed survivors are forced to turn to Riddick with his eerie eyes to guide them through the darkness to safety. With time running out, there's only one rule: Stay in the light.

Genres:

Thriller, Science Fiction, Action

Director:

David Twohy

Writers:

Jim Wheat (story), Ken Wheat (story) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

13 Judge Dredd 1995

In a dystopian future, Dredd, the most famous judge (a cop with instant field judiciary powers) is convicted for a crime he did not commit while his murderous counterpart escapes.

Genre:

Science Fiction

Director:

Danny Cannon

Writers:

John Wagner (characters), Carlos Ezquerra (characters) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.6

14 Logan's Run 1976

In the 23rd century, inhabitants of a domed city freely experience all of life's pleasures- but no one is allowed to live past 30. Citizens can try for a chance at being 'renewed' in a civic ceremony on their 30th birthday. Escape is the only other option.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction

Director:

Michael Anderson

Writers:

David Zelag Goodman (screenplay by), William F. Nolan (based on the novel "Logan's Run") | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.8

15 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

16 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

17 Lost In Space 1998

The prospects for continuing life on Earth in the year 2058 are grim. So the Robinsons are launched into space to colonize Alpha Prime, the only other inhabitable planet in the galaxy. But when a stowaway sabotages the mission, the Robinsons find themselves hurtling through uncharted space.

Genres:

Adventure, Science Fiction

Director:

Stephen Hopkins

Writers:

Irwin Allen (television series), Akiva Goldsman

Country:

United States of America
5.2

18 Hackers 1995

Along with his new friends, a teenager who was arrested by the US Secret Service and banned from using a computer for writing a computer virus discovers a plot by a nefarious hacker, but they must use their computer skills to find the evidence while being pursued by the Secret Service and the evil computer genius behind the virus.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama

Director:

Iain Softley

Writer:

Rafael Moreu

Country:

United States of America
6.3

19 The Fifth Element 1997

In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Luc Besson

Writers:

Luc Besson (screenplay by), Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

France
7.7

20 Stargate 1994

An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Science Fiction

Director:

Roland Emmerich

Countries:

France, United States of America
7.1

21 Johnny Mnemonic 1995

In a dystopian 2021, Johnny is a data trafficker who has an implant that allows him to securely store data too sensitive for regular computer networks. On one delivery run, he accepts a package that not only exceeds the implant's safety limits—and will kill him if the data is not removed in time—but also contains information far more important and valuable than he had ever imagined. On a race against time, he must avoid the assassins sent to kill him and remove the data before it, too, ends his life.

Genres:

Adventure, Action, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Robert Longo

Writers:

William Gibson (screenplay), William Gibson (short story)

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
5.7

22 Dark City 1998

A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.

Genres:

Mystery, Science Fiction

Director:

Alex Proyas

Writers:

Alex Proyas (story), Alex Proyas (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Australia, United States of America
7.6

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 Thx 1138 1971

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.

Genres:

Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction

Director:

George Lucas

Writers:

George Lucas (story by), George Lucas (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.7