Movies like The Island 2005

In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to The Island — reportedly the last uncontaminated location on the planet. But Lincoln soon discovers that everything about his existence is a lie.

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

1 Dreamcatcher 2003

Four boyhood pals perform a heroic act and are changed by the powers they gain in return. Years later, on a hunting trip in the Maine woods, they're overtaken by a vicious blizzard that harbors an ominous presence. Challenged to stop an alien force, the friends must first prevent the slaughter of innocent civilians by a military vigilante ... and then overcome a threat to the bond that unites the four of them.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Lawrence Kasdan

Writers:

Stephen King (novel), William Goldman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.5

2 Deja Vu 2006

Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help prevent crime.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Tony Scott

Country:

United States of America
7

3 The Day The Earth Stood Still 2008

A representative of an alien race that went through drastic evolution to survive its own climate change, Klaatu comes to Earth to assess whether humanity can prevent the environmental damage they have inflicted on their own planet. When barred from speaking to the United Nations, he decides humankind shall be exterminated so the planet can survive.

Genres:

Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Scott Derrickson

Writers:

David Scarpa (screenplay), Edmund H. North

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
5.5

4 Battleship 2012

When mankind beams a radio signal into space, a reply comes from ‘Planet G’, in the form of several alien crafts that splash down in the waters off Hawaii. Lieutenant Alex Hopper is a weapons officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones, part of an international naval coalition which becomes the world's last hope for survival as they engage the hostile alien force of unimaginable strength. While taking on the invaders, Hopper must also try to live up to the potential that his brother, and his fiancée's father, Admiral Shane, expect of him.

Genres:

Thriller, Action, Adventure, Science Fiction

Director:

Peter Berg

Country:

United States of America
5.8

5 Total Recall 2012

Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police - controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen, the leader of the free world - Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter to find the head of the underground resistance and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Adventure, Thriller

Director:

Len Wiseman

Writers:

Kurt Wimmer (screenplay by), Mark Bomback (screenplay by) | 10 more credits »

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6.3

6 Knowing 2009

A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the events that are about to unfold.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Alex Proyas

Writers:

Ryne Douglas Pearson (screenplay), Juliet Snowden (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America, Australia
6.2

7 I Am Legend 2007

Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Francis Lawrence

Writers:

Mark Protosevich (screenplay), Akiva Goldsman (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

8 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

9 Sunshine 2007

Fifty years into the future, the sun is dying, and Earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun — but the mission fails. Seven years later, a new team is sent to finish the mission as mankind’s last hope.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Danny Boyle

Writer:

Alex Garland

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.2

10 Equilibrium 2002

In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Kurt Wimmer

Writer:

Kurt Wimmer

Country:

United States of America
7.4

11 A.I. Artificial Intelligence 2001

David, a robotic boy—the first of his kind programmed to love—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.

Genres:

Drama, Science Fiction, Adventure

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Brian Aldiss (short story "Supertoys Last All Summer Long"), Ian Watson (screen story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

12 Oblivion 2013

Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Adventure, Mystery

Director:

Joseph Kosinski

Writers:

Karl Gajdusek (screenplay), Michael Arndt (screenplay) (as Michael deBruyn) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7

13 Elysium 2013

In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that, if successful, will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Action, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Neill Blomkamp

Writer:

Neill Blomkamp

Country:

United States of America
6.6

14 Terminator Salvation 2009

All grown up in post-apocalyptic 2018, John Connor must lead the resistance of humans against the increasingly dominating militaristic robots. But when Marcus Wright appears, his existence confuses the mission as Connor tries to determine whether Wright has come from the future or the past -- and whether he's friend or foe.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

McG

Countries:

Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, United States of America
6.5

15 Independence Day 1996

On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On July 4, a plan is devised to gain access to the interior of the alien mothership in space, in order to plant a nuclear missile.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Science Fiction

Director:

Roland Emmerich

Country:

United States of America
7

16 The Day After Tomorrow 2004

After years of increases in the greenhouse effect, havoc is wreaked globally in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and the beginning of a new Ice Age. Paleoclimatologist, Jack Hall tries to warn the world while also shepherding to safety his son, trapped in New York after the city is overwhelmed by the start of the new big freeze.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Roland Emmerich

Writers:

Roland Emmerich (story), Roland Emmerich (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.4

17 The Time Machine 2002

Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds mankind divided into two warring races.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Adventure, Action

Director:

Simon Wells

Writers:

H.G. Wells (novel), David Duncan (earlier screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6

18 Jumper 2008

David Rice is a man who knows no boundaries, a Jumper, born with the uncanny ability to teleport instantly to anywhere on Earth. When he discovers others like himself, David is thrust into a dangerous and bloodthirsty war while being hunted by a sinister and determined group of zealots who have sworn to destroy all Jumpers. Now, David’s extraordinary gift may be his only hope for survival!

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Science Fiction

Director:

Doug Liman

Writers:

David S. Goyer (screenplay), Jim Uhls (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6.1

19 John Carter 2012

John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who's inexplicably transported to the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars) and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Science Fiction

Director:

Andrew Stanton

Writers:

Andrew Stanton (screenplay by), Mark Andrews (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.6

20 Armageddon 1998

When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper, who agrees to helm the dangerous space mission provided he can bring along his own hotshot crew. Among them is the cocksure A.J. who Harry thinks isn't good enough for his daughter, until the mission proves otherwise.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Adventure

Director:

Michael Bay

Writers:

Jonathan Hensleigh (screenplay), J.J. Abrams (screenplay) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

21 Real Steel 2011

Charlie Kenton is a washed-up fighter who retired from the ring when robots took over the sport. After his robot is trashed, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son to rebuild and train an unlikely contender.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Drama

Director:

Shawn Levy

Writers:

John Gatins (screenplay), Dan Gilroy (story) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

India, United States of America
7.1

22 Wanted 2008

Doormat Wesley Gibson discovers that his recently murdered father – who Wesley never knew – belonged to a secret guild of assassins. After a leather-clad sexpot drafts Wesley into the society, he hones his innate killing skills and turns avenger.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Timur Bekmambetov

Writers:

Michael Brandt (screenplay), Derek Haas (screenplay) | 5 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

23 Cloud Atlas 2012

A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Based on the award winning novel by David Mitchell. Directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis.

Genres:

Drama, Science Fiction

Writers:

David Mitchell (novel), Lana Wachowski (written for the screen by) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, United States of America
7.4

24 War Of The Worlds 2005

Ray Ferrier is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son and young daughter for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down.

Genres:

Adventure, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Josh Friedman (screenplay), David Koepp (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.5