Movies like 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.

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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 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

3 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

4 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

5 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

6 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

7 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

8 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

9 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

10 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

11 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.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Adventure

Director:

David Lynch

Writers:

Frank Herbert (novel), David Lynch (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.5

12 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

13 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

14 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

15 True Lies 1994

A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.

Genres:

Action, Thriller

Director:

James Cameron

Writers:

Claude Zidi (screenplay "La Totale!"), Simon Michaël (screenplay "La Totale!") | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

16 The 6th Day 2000

Futuristic action about a man who meets a clone of himself and stumbles into a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world.

Genres:

Mystery, Science Fiction, Action

Director:

Roger Spottiswoode

Country:

United States of America
5.9

17 Wargames 1983

High School student David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) has a talent for hacking. But while trying to hack into a computer system to play unreleased video games, he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer and initiates a confrontation of global proportions! Together with his girlfriend (Ally Sheedy) and a wizardly computer genius (John Wood), David must race against time to outwit his opponent...and prevent a nuclear Armageddon.

Genres:

Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

John Badham

Country:

United States of America
7.1

18 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

19 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

20 Minority Report 2002

John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Philip K. Dick (short story), Scott Frank (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.6

21 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

22 Men In Black 1997

After a police chase with an otherworldly being, a New York City cop is recruited as an agent in a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth: the Men in Black. Agent Kay and new recruit Agent Jay find themselves in the middle of a deadly plot by an intergalactic terrorist who has arrived on Earth to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction

Director:

Barry Sonnenfeld

Writers:

Lowell Cunningham (comic), Ed Solomon (screen story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

23 The Chronicles Of Riddick 2004

After years of outrunning ruthless bounty hunters, escaped convict Riddick suddenly finds himself caught between opposing forces in a fight for the future of the human race. Now, waging incredible battles on fantastic and deadly worlds, this lone, reluctant hero will emerge as humanity's champion - and the last hope for a universe on the edge of annihilation.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction

Director:

David Twohy

Writers:

Jim Wheat (characters), Ken Wheat (characters) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

24 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