Visually Stunning Movies Like ‘Avatar’

Want to experience some action, adventure, and fantasy? If yes, then get ready to dive in the world of Avatar, where the extraordinary cinematography will be a visual treat for you. Avatar is the highest-grossing movie of all time that earned a whooping profit of $2.9 billion. It was an Oscar-winning master-piece that won other great awards too. 

If you are searching for more movies like Avatar then this article is for you. All these movies have positive ratings and intriguing storylines, so sit back, and follow our guide. 

Let’s begin without further delay.

1. The Dark Knight

2. Inception

3. Prometheus

4. Interstellar

5. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 

1. The Dark Knight (2008)

The Dark Knight is full of crime, action, and drama. The movie has won more than 150 awards including 2 Oscars in the year 2009 for the category of Best Performance in a Supporting Role and Best Achievement in Sound Editing. 

What’s better than the amazing chemistry of Batman and Joker along with lots of action? Absolutely nothing! Especially if you are a fan of thrill and crime genre. Both characters are supremely iconic and still remain in our hearts after soo many years. Joker was the trouble icon for the people of Gotham and for Batman, now is the perfect time to show his abilities and strength by fighting against the Joker. This action thriller movie is incomparable as it earned $1.6 billion on a budget of $185 million. Huge amount of profit right? The movie deserves it. 

  • Release Date: July 18, 2008
  • IMDb Rating: 9.0/10
  • Run Time: 2 hours 32 minutes

2. Inception (2010)

Forgetting science fiction action film like Inception in the list of movies like Avatar would be an outrageous injustice to this outclass blockbuster. From the incredible acting skills of every actor to the brilliant script every single thing in the movie was done so flawlessly. 

Inception won 4 Oscars awards in the year 2011 which was a great success for this movie. Inception is completely based on the Inception and viewers get familiarize at very end. The main character Cobb is a very smart person who can easily enter the dreams of people and steal their secrets but Cobb never shares them with anyone. However, Cobb gets a deal from a wealthy businessman who wants to trick his business competitor and for this, he wants Cobb’s help. The mystery plot will keep you hooked till the very end.

  • Release Date: July 16, 2010
  • IMDb Rating: 8.8/10
  • Run Time: 2 hours 28 minutes

3. Prometheus (2012)

The vibe of Prometheus and Avatar is very similar but there is something unique in both of the movies that will keep the user entertained and engaged till the very end. Apart from the mystery and thrill Prometheus has sci-fi and horror essence too which gives a unique boost to the movie. 

Not just the storyline but the aesthetically pleasing visuals are amazing and feel very real. The movie also got an Oscar award for “Best Achievement in Visual Effects” in the year 2013. If you are a fan of science fiction movies that have high technology then this could be the one for you. The plot is based on two scientists who are in search of the beginning of the world, who might end up ruining their entire lives. 

  • Release Date: June 8, 2012
  • IMDb Rating: 7.0/10
  • Run Time: 2 hours 4 minutes

4. Interstellar (2014)

Science fiction film Interstellar won the Oscars award in the year 2015. Not only this but it earned a great amount of profit at the box office. 

According to Rotten Tomatoes the writers, directors, producers, actors, and everyone who are a part of this movie put in their efforts wholeheartedly which is clearly visible. The movie revolves around the astronauts who discover a new wormhole in space and they are trying their best to utilize it for the survival of mankind. Interstellar is full of action, thrill, and of course lots of mystery. 

  • Release Date: November 7, 2014
  • IMDb Rating: 8.6/10
  • Run Time: 2 hours 49 minutes

5. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

This multi Oscar winning movie broke the box office with its high amounts of profits. The movie won 100+ awards which clearly reflects its success. It has fantasy, drama, action, and of course lots of adventure so it would be an ideal option to binge in the science fiction genre.

It is about meek Hobbit and his eight companions from the Shire who save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron. Amidst the mountains, snow, darkness, forests, rivers, and plains, The Fellowship of the Ring faces danger and evil at every turn. In addition to the original film, there are two other chapters that are equally fantastic.

  • Release Date: December 19, 2001
  • IMDb Rating: 8.8/10
  • Run Time: 2 hours 58 minutes


All of the movies that were discussed in this article are mind-blowing and will definitely keep you amazed even after you complete watching them. So don’t wait anymore and watch your favorite one right now. 

Joanne Wells

Joanne Wells is a media journalist for ScreenNearYou. She reports on the inside conversations in Hollywood. Also, she loves pizza!

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