20 Movies Like District 9

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Elysium

Elysium
Elysium
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 109 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: 1 win & 10 nominations
Writer: Neill Blomkamp
Actors: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley
Language: English, Spanish, French, Afrikaans
Country: United States, Canada
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The movie “Elysium” is set in a dystopian future where the wealthy live in a luxurious space station called Elysium, while the rest of humanity struggles to survive on an overpopulated and polluted Earth. A man named Max embarks on a dangerous mission to reach Elysium and bring equality to the two worlds.

Chappie

Chappie
Chappie
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 32%
Metacritic: 41/100
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Runtime: 120 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 3 nominations
Writer: Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell
Actors: Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Chappie” is a sci-fi film set in a near-future Johannesburg, where a police robot is given artificial intelligence and the ability to think and feel. As he navigates a world of crime and corruption, Chappie must find his own identity and purpose.

Blade Runner

Blade Runner
Blade Runner
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 13 wins & 22 nominations total
Writer: Hampton Fancher, David Webb Peoples, Philip K. Dick
Actors: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young
Language: English, German, Cantonese, Japanese, Hungarian, Arabic, Korean
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“Blade Runner is a science fiction film set in a dystopian future where a former police officer is tasked with hunting down and terminating genetically engineered beings known as replicants. As he delves deeper into his mission, he grapples with questions of identity, morality, and what it means to be human.”

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049
Blade Runner 2049
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 164 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 100 wins & 163 nominations total
Writer: Hampton Fancher, Michael Green, Philip K. Dick
Actors: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas
Language: English, Finnish, Japanese, Hungarian, Russian, Somali, Spanish
Country: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Spain
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Blade Runner 2049 is a science fiction film set in a dystopian future, where a new blade runner, Officer K, uncovers a long-buried secret that could potentially unravel society. As he sets out on a quest to find former blade runner Rick Deckard, he becomes entangled in a dangerous web of deception and discovery.

Children of Men

Children of Men
Children of Men
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 109 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 49 wins & 89 nominations total
Writer: Alfonso Cuarón, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata
Actors: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Language: English, German, Italian, Romanian, Spanish, Arabic, Georgian, Russian, Serbian
Country: United States, United Kingdom, Japan
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The Children of Men movie is set in a dystopian future where humanity has become infertile, and follows a former activist who is tasked with protecting the only pregnant woman in the world in order to ensure the survival of humanity.

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Metacritic: 68/100
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Runtime: 142 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 1 BAFTA Award34 wins & 49 nominations total
Writer: Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins, Billy Ray
Actors: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Hunger Games movie is set in a dystopian future where teenagers are chosen to compete in a televised fight to the death. A young girl named Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her sister’s place in the games and becomes a symbol of rebellion against the oppressive government.

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road
Mad Max: Fury Road
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Metacritic: 90/100
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Runtime: 120 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 6 Oscars. 245 wins & 233 nominations total
Writer: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris
Actors: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult
Language: English, Russian
Country: Australia
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“Mad Max: Fury Road” is a post-apocalyptic action film set in a barren wasteland, where a woman named Furiosa rebels against a tyrannical ruler by leading a group of female prisoners in a daring escape, aided by the reluctant help of the titular character, Max Rockatansky.

The Matrix

The Matrix
The Matrix
Internet Movie Database: 8.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 136 min
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 42 wins & 52 nominations total
Writer: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Actors: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss
Language: English
Country: United States, Australia
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“The Matrix” is a science fiction film set in a dystopian future where humans are unknowingly trapped in a simulated reality called the Matrix, while a group of rebels fight to free humanity from this artificial world. The movie explores themes of reality, identity, and the power of choice.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

A.I. Artificial Intelligence
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 76%
Metacritic: 65/100
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Runtime: 146 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 17 wins & 71 nominations total
Writer: Brian Aldiss, Ian Watson, Steven Spielberg
Actors: Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor
Language: English
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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A.I. Artificial Intelligence is a science fiction film set in a future where advanced robots called “mechas” are created to serve humans. The story follows a highly advanced mecha named David, designed to love and be loved, as he embarks on a journey to become a real boy and find his place in a world that struggles with the boundaries between humans and artificial beings.

Avatar

Avatar
Avatar
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Metacritic: 83/100
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Runtime: 162 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 91 wins & 131 nominations total
Writer: James Cameron
Actors: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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The Avatar movie is about a paralyzed Marine named Jake Sully who is sent to the planet Pandora on a mission, where he becomes part of the Avatar Program and falls in love with a Na’vi woman, Neytiri, while also becoming embroiled in a conflict between the human mining corporation and the indigenous Na’vi people.

Inception

Inception
Inception
Internet Movie Database: 8.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 74/100
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Runtime: 148 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 159 wins & 220 nominations total
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elliot Page
Language: English, Japanese, French
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“Inception is a science fiction thriller film that follows a skilled thief who enters people’s dreams to steal information. However, he is tasked with the challenging mission of planting an idea in someone’s mind instead of stealing it.”

Battle: Los Angeles

Battle Los Angeles
Battle Los Angeles
Internet Movie Database: 5.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 37%
Metacritic: 37/100
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Runtime: 116 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Awards: 1 win & 4 nominations
Writer: Christopher Bertolini
Actors: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan
Language: English, Ukrainian
Country: United States
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“Battle: Los Angeles” is a science fiction action film that follows a group of Marines as they fight against an alien invasion in Los Angeles. The movie focuses on their intense battle for survival and their mission to protect humanity from the extraterrestrial threat.

Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow
Edge of Tomorrow
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Awards: 11 wins & 38 nominations
Writer: Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth
Actors: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton
Language: English
Country: United States, Canada
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“Edge of Tomorrow” is a science fiction film where a soldier, caught in a time loop, relives the same day over and over again as he battles alien invaders. With each repetition, he gains more skills and knowledge to ultimately change the outcome of the war.

Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer
Snowpiercer
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 126 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: 35 wins & 108 nominations
Writer: Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, Jean-Marc Rochette
Actors: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton
Language: English, Korean, French, Japanese, Czech, German
Country: South Korea, Czech Republic
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The Snowpiercer movie is set in a post-apocalyptic world where the remaining human population lives on a perpetually moving train, with a class system dividing the rich and poor, leading to a rebellion by the oppressed lower class passengers.

The Chronicles of Riddick

The Chronicles of Riddick
The Chronicles of Riddick
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 29%
Metacritic: 38/100
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Awards: 5 nominations
Writer: Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat, David Twohy
Actors: Vin Diesel, Judi Dench, Colm Feore
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Chronicles of Riddick is a science fiction film that follows the story of Richard B. Riddick, an escaped convict with extraordinary abilities, as he becomes involved in a battle against an oppressive empire led by a tyrannical leader seeking to conquer the universe.

I Am Legend

I Am Legend
I Am Legend
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 68%
Metacritic: 65/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror
Awards: 9 wins & 23 nominations
Writer: Mark Protosevich, Akiva Goldsman, Richard Matheson
Actors: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan
Language: English
Country: United States
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“I Am Legend” is a post-apocalyptic film about a man named Robert Neville who is the last surviving human in New York City after a virus turns the population into aggressive, vampire-like creatures. He must navigate the deserted city and find a cure while battling the infected and maintaining his sanity.

Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim
Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 72%
Metacritic: 65/100
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Runtime: 131 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Award7 wins & 48 nominations total
Writer: Travis Beacham, Guillermo del Toro
Actors: Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi
Language: English, Japanese, Cantonese, Mandarin
Country: United States, Mexico
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The Pacific Rim movie is about a group of pilots who operate giant robots called Jaegers to defend Earth from colossal monsters known as Kaiju. As the Kaiju threat intensifies, the pilots must unite to save humanity from extinction.

Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers
Starship Troopers
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 72%
Metacritic: 52/100
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Runtime: 129 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 3 wins & 16 nominations total
Writer: Edward Neumeier, Robert A. Heinlein
Actors: Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Starship Troopers movie is about a futuristic society engaged in a war against giant alien bugs, following a group of young soldiers as they battle the insects and question the nature of their military service.

The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element
The Fifth Element
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Metacritic: 52/100
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Runtime: 126 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 10 wins & 39 nominations total
Writer: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen
Actors: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman
Language: Arabic, Egyptian (Ancient), English, Swedish, German
Country: France, United Kingdom, United States
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“The Fifth Element” is a sci-fi action film set in a futuristic world where a cab driver and a supreme being must join forces to prevent an ancient evil force from destroying Earth. As they embark on a perilous journey, they encounter various eccentric characters and face thrilling challenges to save humanity.

RoboCop

RoboCop
RoboCop
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 11 wins & 13 nominations total
Writer: Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner
Actors: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy
Language: English
Country: United States
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“RoboCop” is a science fiction action film set in a crime-ridden future Detroit, where a fatally wounded police officer is transformed into a powerful cyborg law enforcement officer to combat corruption and crime in the city. As RoboCop, he struggles with his identity and battles against the corrupt corporation that created him.

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