Movies like The Book Of Eli 2010

A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.

If you already watched and love The Book Of Eli, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to The Book Of Eli.

1 Eagle Eye 2008

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.

Genres:

Mystery, Thriller, Action

Director:

D.J. Caruso

Writers:

John Glenn (screenplay), Travis Wright (screenplay) (as Travis Adam Wright) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

United States of America, Germany
6.6

2 The Next Three Days 2010

A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder. Lara Brennan is arrested for murdering her boss with whom she had an argument. It seems she was seen leaving the scene of the crime and her fingerprints were on the murder weapon. Her husband, John would spend the next few years trying to get her released, but there's no evidence that negates the evidence against her. And when the strain of being separated from her family, especially her son, gets to her, John decides to break her out. So he does a lot of research to find a way.

Genres:

Romance, Drama, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Paul Haggis

Writers:

Paul Haggis (screenplay), Fred Cavayé (screenplay "Pour elle") | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United States of America, France
7.4

3 The Grey 2011

A ghost hunting expedition goes horribly wrong when the team finds out that an old ghost story is more than legend.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Wayne Capps
2.4

4 Public Enemies 2009

Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger's charm and audacity endear him to much of America's downtrodden public, but he's also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, Hoover makes Dillinger his first Public Enemy Number One and assigns his top agent, Melvin Purvis, the task of bringing him in dead or alive.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, History

Director:

Michael Mann

Writers:

Ronan Bennett (screenplay), Michael Mann (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7

5 The Way Back 2010

At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag—to take a perilous and uncertain journey to freedom as they cross deserts, mountains and several nations.

Genres:

Drama, Adventure, History

Director:

Peter Weir

Writers:

Slavomir Rawicz (novel), Peter Weir (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States of America
7.3

6 District 9 2009

Thirty years ago, aliens arrive on Earth. Not to conquer or give aid, but to find refuge from their dying planet. Separated from humans in a South African area called District 9, the aliens are managed by Multi-National United, which is unconcerned with the aliens' welfare but will do anything to master their advanced technology. When a company field agent contracts a mysterious virus that begins to alter his DNA, there is only one place he can hide: District 9.

Genre:

Science Fiction

Director:

Neill Blomkamp

Countries:

United States of America, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa
7.9

7 The Adjustment Bureau 2011

A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him – and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman he's ever loved.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Thriller, Romance

Director:

George Nolfi

Writers:

George Nolfi (screenplay), Philip K. Dick (short story "Adjustment Team")

Country:

United States of America
7

8 Law Abiding Citizen 2009

A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.

Genres:

Drama, Crime, Thriller

Director:

F. Gary Gray

Writer:

Kurt Wimmer

Country:

United States of America
7.4

9 127 Hours 2010

The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.

Genres:

Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Danny Boyle

Writers:

Danny Boyle (screenplay), Simon Beaufoy (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.6

10 Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes 2011

Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer's, the disease which has slowly consumed his father. Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on apes, noticing dramatic increases in intelligence and brain activity in the primate subjects – especially Caesar, his pet chimpanzee.

Genres:

Thriller, Action, Drama, Science Fiction

Director:

Rupert Wyatt

Country:

United States of America
7.6

11 In Time 2011

In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their immortality. A poor young man who comes into a fortune of time, though too late to help his mother from dying. He ends up on the run from a corrupt police force known as 'time keepers'.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Andrew Niccol

Writer:

Andrew Niccol

Country:

United States of America
6.7

12 Limitless 2011

A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract shadowy forces that threaten his new life in this darkly comic and provocative film.

Genres:

Thriller, Mystery, Science Fiction

Director:

Neil Burger

Writers:

Leslie Dixon (screenplay), Alan Glynn (novel)

Country:

United States of America
7.4

13 Buried 2010

Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

Rodrigo Cortés

Writer:

Chris Sparling

Countries:

Spain, United States of America, France
7

14 Repo Men 2010

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.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Miguel Sapochnik

Writers:

Eric Garcia (screenplay), Garrett Lerner (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6.3

15 The Lincoln Lawyer 2011

A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Brad Furman

Writers:

John Romano (screenplay), Michael Connelly (novel)

Country:

United States of America
7.3

16 The Expendables 2010

Barney Ross leads a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, a martial arts expert, heavy weapons specialist, demolitionist, and a loose-cannon sniper. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee visit the remote locale to scout out their opposition and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city.

Genres:

Thriller, Adventure, Action

Director:

Sylvester Stallone

Writers:

Dave Callaham (screenplay) (as David Callaham), Sylvester Stallone (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.5

17 Tron: Legacy 2010

Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy and daring son of Kevin Flynn, investigates his father's disappearance and is pulled into The Grid. With the help of a mysterious program named Quorra, Sam quests to stop evil dictator Clu from crossing into the real world.

Genres:

Adventure, Action, Science Fiction

Director:

Joseph Kosinski

Writers:

Edward Kitsis (screenplay), Adam Horowitz (screenplay) | 6 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.8

18 2012 2009

Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of the earth is becoming unstable and that without proper preparations for saving a fraction of the world's population, the entire race is doomed. Meanwhile, writer Jackson Curtis stumbles on the same information. While the world's leaders race to build "arks" to escape the impending cataclysm, Curtis struggles to find a way to save his family. Meanwhile, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc around the world.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Science Fiction

Director:

Roland Emmerich

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
5.8

19 Colombiana 2011

Zoe Saldana plays a young woman who, after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target: the mobster responsible for her parents' death.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Crime, Drama

Director:

Olivier Megaton

Writers:

Luc Besson (screenplay), Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay)

Country:

France
6.4

20 The Taking Of Pelham 123 2009

Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.

Genres:

Thriller, Crime, Action

Director:

Tony Scott

Writers:

Brian Helgeland (screenplay), John Godey (novel)

Country:

United States of America
6.4

21 Red 2010

When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent, Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Director:

Robert Schwentke

Writers:

Jon Hoeber (screenplay), Erich Hoeber (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7

22 From Paris With Love 2010

James Reese has a good job as an ambassador's aid in France, but his real passion is a side gig—working in a minor role in the CIA. He would love to be a full-fledged agent and can't believe his luck when he lands an assignment with Charlie Wax. Trigger-happy Charlie soon has James crying for his desk job, but when he learns that the same guys they're trying to catch are after him, James realises that Charlie may be his only hope of survival.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Thriller

Director:

Pierre Morel

Writers:

Adi Hasak (screenplay), Luc Besson (story)

Countries:

United Kingdom, France
6.5

23 Edge Of Darkness 2010

As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to uncover the disturbing secrets surrounding her murder, including corporate corruption, government collusion and Emma's own mysterious life.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Martin Campbell

Writers:

William Monahan (screenplay), Andrew Bovell (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.6

24 Gamer 2009

Mind-control technology has taken society by a storm, a multiplayer on-line game called "Slayers" allows players to control human prisoners in mass-scale. Simon controls Kable, the online champion of the game. Kable's ultimate challenge becomes regaining his identity and independence by defeating the game's mastermind.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Directors:

Mark Neveldine (as Neveldine), Brian Taylor (as Taylor)

Writers:

Mark Neveldine (as Neveldine), Brian Taylor (as Taylor)

Country:

United States of America
5.8