If you liked Neil Burger’s incredible film, you are probably looking for similar movies like ‘Divergent.’ Based on the best-selling trilogy by Veronica Roth, this movie is action-packed, family-friendly, and a love story all in one. In this list, we face off the best six movies that share similar elements such as a futuristic dystopian world.
Best movies like Divergent
1. The Maze Runner (2014)
This high adrenaline thriller is based on James Dashner’s best-selling dystopian post-apocalyptic novel of the same name. When Thomas wakes up in an elevator, the only thing he can remember is his first name. He soon discovers that he is trapped with a group of boys, inside a huge compound surrounded by stone walls. No one knows why and how they got there. They only know that every morning stone doors open in the wall that leads out to the labyrinth that surrounds them, from which no one has ever returned. Thomas decides to join forces, not only to escape the maze but to solve the riddle and reveal the secret of why they were brought there. This movie will take you on a fascinating adventure that never stops, with breathtaking scenes and beautiful landscapes like Divergent.
2. The 5th Wave (2016)
After four waves of deadly attacks that destroyed most of the planet’s population, 16-year-old Cassie is on the run while trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the deadly and inevitable fifth wave, Cassie hooks up with a young guy who may be her last hope. Based on a novel by Rick Yancey this movie follows a smart and thrilling plot, the fast rhythm makes it even more enjoyable with great action and super intense scenes. If you are looking for movies like Divergent, then ‘The 5th wave’ is a great option.
3. In Time (2011)
Another future dystopian movie like Divergent: Time is money, and wealthy people can live forever. Will Salas (Justin Timberlake) is a poor man who rarely has more than a day’s worth of life on his time clock. When he saves Henry Hamilton (Matt Bomer) from time thieves, he receives the gift of a century – a large sum of time. However, such a large transaction attracts the attention of the authorities, and when Will is falsely accused of murder. Will must be on the run, taking the daughter (Amanda Seyfried) of an incredibly wealthy man with him. This is such a great science fiction movie for all the family, with witty dialogues, a great sense of humor, and fully packed action scenes – This is a hidden gem for a wonderful movie night.
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4. I Am Number Four (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Movie duration: 111Min
Nine young aliens arrive on earth after their planet has been destroyed by their enemies. It is not long before they discover, that their enemies have followed them to earth, in order to finalize their aim to destroy them. I Am Number Four is like ‘Divergent,’ which will take your breath away from the beginning till the surprising end.
5. The Giver (2014)
In a future atopic community without war, pain, suffering, or differences, a young man is chosen to learn from a wise old man what is pain and happiness. Based on the bestseller by Lois Lowry, this smart and thrilling movie will make you think again about terms like joy and happiness. Maryl Strip as a guest star is an extra bonus to a beautiful movie.
6. The Host (2013)
In a dystopian future – earth has been colonized by the Souls, an alien race that wipes out the minds of humans and turns their bodies into hosts for interstellar travelers. Most of mankind has been eradicated, but some, like Melanie (Saoirse Ronan) and her family, have survived and are hiding. Melanie is captured by a Seeker and has a Soul named Wanderer implanted in her body, but she refuses to lose control. This is a great movie with an innovative plot – which will be appreciated by science fiction lovers but also by fans of ‘Divergent.