Movies like ‘Hunger Games’ you haven’t heard of

Sci-fi movie lovers, brace yourselves! Its time to indulge in more movies like The Hunger Games. The Hunger Games movies are based on a series of novels written by Suzanne Collins. It soon became a worldwide phenomenon which has taken the world by storm and has fan theories, fandoms, merchandise, and many other world items based on it. The main character is a girl called Katniss Everdeen, who became a strong role model for fans around the globe. The main plot is Katniss’ struggle to overthrow the fascist government of her world.

The movie series consist of a lot of fighting scenes, a vision of a future that could be depicted, and real-life war scenarios. If you have not watched this movie, you are missing out on the intensity of probable future real-life scenarios. The movies provide you with the extra spark you needed, and after you watch them you feel as if your life was always dull. If you have watched and loved the movie then you have to watch the following:

  1. Akira (1988)
  2. The Divergent Series (2014-2016)
  3. V for Vendetta (2005)
  4. Stormbreaker (2006)
  5. The Running Man (1987)

1. Akira (1988)

Akira is a classic anime from 1988 which was a big deal for children back then. In the city of Neo in Tokyo, a young boy Kaneda loses his lifelong best friend Tetsuo to a crazy government conspiracy that was owned by psychic species. The relationship between Kaneda and Tetsua is the main heart of this movie. Throughout the movie, Kaneda kept finding himself between two modes of reality consistently. The main plot is about how the world will keep on changing even if you do not want it to. Then you have to try and adjust to the newer world. This mostly makes us notice how similar it is to Hunger Games and worth the watch!

  • Release Date: July 16, 1988
  • IMDb Rating: 8/10
  • Run Time: 2 hours 4 minutes

2. The Divergent Series (2014-2016)

The movie ‘Divergent’ is based on the main character Tris, who is also a strong female role model just like Katniss in Hunger Games. This movie is about humans being grouped and divided according to their specific abilities. The world-building and cinematic momentum make the movie enjoyable to watch. There is a big cast difference in this movie series. There are some people frightened of the societal norm according to their group while others are strong and firm. Tris Prior is played by the famous Shailene Woodly which inspired a lot of female teenagers and young adults to step out of their shells and do more. Other characters in this series include Four (Theo James), Peter (Miles Teller), Janine (Kate Winslet), Christina (Zoe Kravitz), and last of all Tris’ brother Caleb Prior (Ansel Elgort).

If you loved the empathetic characters in Hunger Games, this movie is also a great one.

  • Release Date: March 28, 2014
  • IMDb Rating: 6.6/10
  • Run Time: 2 hours 19 minutes

3. V for Vendetta (2005)

This movie is known to be a dystopian political action film based on a comic book. A freedom fighter uses terrorist tactics to fight against an oppressive society. It a futuristic world where the characters V (Hugo Weaving), Evey (Natalie Portman), Deitrich (Stephen Fry), and Adam Sutler (John) all stay. The cast plays an amazing performance as they make this action film into a movie you could never forget. The unique stylization and noir-infused grandeur of everything here might make this movie more attractive to those who want something perhaps a little deeper and emotionally charged than similar titles.

This movie has won awards as well, so if you haven’t watched it yet you should! It definitely has the Hunger Games essence.

  • Release Date: March 16, 2005
  • IMDb Rating: 8.2/10
  • Run Time: 2 hours 12 minutes

4. Stormbreaker (2006)

This movie relates to Hunger Games is because both of them have the same similarity that a young teenager is forced to adapt to a different world compared to a place they always lived in. The protagonist of this movie is Alex Rider who has his adventures in this new world of England filled with curiosity and intrigue.

The movie is filled with fighting scenes, stunts, and special effects revolving around a teenager who believes that he is the coolest person around. However, the movie is quite heavy and intense which is not given the recognition it deserves. If you wish to see yourself as the hero, this fantasy movie is your best bet. It lets you believe that you are the hero through your imagination.

  • Release Date: July 21, 2006
  • IMDb Rating: 5.1/10
  • Run Time: 1 hour 34 minutes

5. The Running Man (1987)

The Running Man is all the more a vehicle for Arnold Schwarzenegger rather than whatever else. The film packs some extraordinary action set pieces and superior supporting performances into its setting of a cutting-edge hellscape in which criminals battle expert assassins on live television.

We don’t invest an excessive amount of time with this world, and spend a decent amount of time trying to win a risky game show and overthrow the greed-obsessed individuals. This movie was actually one of the best of its decade.

This movie is slightly based on a book by Stephen King, but not completely the same at all. It is a fun, relentless, and clever movie you will

  • Release Date: November 13, 2008
  • IMDb Rating: 6.6/10
  • Run Time: 1 hour 41 minutes

In a nutshell

The Hunger Games series has a lot of fans all over the world and comparing it to other movies is not the right thing to do. However, the movies mentioned in this article are loosely related to it without stealing thunder from the main movie. All these movies have their own fandoms individually as well so they hold a lot of importance. If you have not watched any of them, what are you doing with your life? You should watch it as you will enjoy watching them and having a good and fun time.   

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