19 Best Movies Like Upgrade (2018)

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GenreSci-fi, Action, Drama, adventure
CountryUSA, South Africa, South Korea, Australia
CastChadwick Boseman, Andy Serkis
DirectorRyan Coogler
Length02:18
After the events of 'Captain America: Civil War', King T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakanadan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.
GenreSci-fi, Action, Thriller, melodrama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada, Argentina
CastEd Skrein, Christoph Waltz, Mahershala Ali
DirectorRobert Rodriguez
Length02:28
An action-packed story of one young woman's journey to discover the truth of who she is and her fight to change the world.
GenreHorror, Sci-fi, Thriller, detective
CountryUSA
CastGugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Daniel Brühl
DirectorJulius Onah
Length01:16
Orbiting a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis, and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality.
GenreAction, Thriller, Drama
CountryHong Kong, USA
CastJennifer Garner, John Gallagher Jr., John Ortiz
DirectorPierre Morel
Length02:28
When her husband and daughter are gunned down in a drive-by, Riley wakes up from a coma and spends years learning to become a lethal killing machine. On the 10th anniversary of her family’s death, she targets everyone she holds responsible, the gang that committed the act, the lawyers that got them off, and the corrupt cops that enabled the murderous incidents.
GenreSci-fi, Thriller
CountryUSA
CastKeanu Reeves, Alice Eve, Emily Alyn Lind
DirectorJeffrey Nachmanoff
Length02:21
A scientist becomes obsessed with bringing back his family members who died in a traffic accident. He tries to break all boundaries to bring his dead family back via cloning after a car accident kills them is an adrenaline rush.
GenreSci-fi, Action, Drama, crime, Thriller
CountryUSA, India, Hong Kong, China
CastScarlett Johansson, Michael Pitt, Michael Wincott
DirectorRupert Sanders
Length02:13
In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, "The Ghost in the Shell."
GenreSci-fi, Thriller, Drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA, Hungary
CastAna de Armas, Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto
DirectorDenis Villeneuve
Length02:26
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge whats left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
GenreSci-fi, Action, Thriller, crime, Drama
CountryUSA, South Africa, Mexico
CastSharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Ninja
DirectorNeill Blomkamp
Length02:17
In the near future, a mechanized police force patrols the streets and deals with lawbreakers -- but now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid is stolen and given new programming, he acquires the ability to feel and think for himself. While the robot, dubbed "Chappie (Sharlto Copley)," puzzles out human behavior, the authorities begin to see him as a danger to mankind and order; they will stop at nothing to ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind.
GenreAction, Sci-fi
CountryRussia, USA
CastSharlto Copley, Haley Bennett
Length02:30
Henry is resurrected from death with no memory, and he must save his wife from a telekinetic warlord with a plan to bio-engineer soldiers.
GenreSci-fi, Drama, Thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, USA
CastJohnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany
DirectorWally Pfister
Length01:59
Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp), the world's foremost authority on artificial intelligence, is conducting highly controversial experiments to create a sentient machine. When extremists try to kill the doctor, they inadvertently become the catalyst for him to succeed. Will's wife, Evelyn (Rebecca Hall), and best friend, Max (Paul Bettany), can only watch as his thirst for knowledge evolves to an omnipresent quest for power, and his loved ones soon realize that it may be impossible to stop him.
GenreSci-fi, Action, Thriller
CountryBulgaria, USA, Spain, Canada
CastAntonio Banderas, Dylan McDermott, Melanie Griffith
DirectorGabe Ibáñez
Length01:50
Jacq Vaucan is an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation who investigates cases of robots violating their primary protocols against altering themselves. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity.
Genremelodrama, Drama, Sci-fi
CountryUSA
CastJoaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams
DirectorSpike Jonze
Length02:06
Theodore is a lonely man in the final stages of his divorce. When he's not working as a letter writer, his down time is spent playing video games and occasionally hanging out with friends. He decides to purchase the new OS1, which is advertised as the world's first artificially intelligent operating system, "It's not just an operating system, it's a consciousness," the ad states. Theodore quickly finds himself drawn in with Samantha, the voice behind his OS1. As they start spending time together they grow closer and closer and eventually find themselves in love. Having fallen in love with his OS, Theodore finds himself dealing with feelings of both great joy and doubt. As an OS, Samantha has powerful intelligence that she uses to help Theodore in ways others hadn't, but how does she help him deal with his inner conflict of being in love with an OS?
GenreSci-fi, Thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
CastToby Stephens, Caity Lotz, Denis Lawson
DirectorCaradog W. James
Length01:30
Two computer programmers fall in love as they create the first ever piece of self-aware artificial intelligence, which is designed to help humanity. But things go wrong when the MoD steal their breakthrough and teach it to become a robotic weapon.
GenreDrama, western, adventure, Comedy
CountryUSA
CastJamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio
DirectorQuentin Tarantino
Length02:45
Two years before the Civil War, Django (Jamie Foxx), a slave, finds himself accompanying an unorthodox German bounty hunter named Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) on a mission to capture the vicious Brittle brothers. Their mission successful, Schultz frees Django, and together they hunt the South's most-wanted criminals. Their travels take them to the infamous plantation of shady Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), where Django's long-lost wife (Kerry Washington) is still a slave.
GenreSci-fi, Action, Thriller, detective, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
CastColin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel
DirectorLen Wiseman
Length01:58
In need of a vacation from his ordinary life, factory worker Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell) visits Rekall, a company that can turn dreams into real memories. Thinking that memories of life as a superspy are just the ticket, Quaid undergoes the procedure -- but it goes horribly wrong. Suddenly, Quaid is a hunted man. He teams up with a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) on a search to find the head of the underground resistance and take down the leader (Bryan Cranston) of the free world.
GenreDrama, Comedy, biography
CountryFrance
CastFrançois Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny
DirectorOlivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
Length01:52
In Paris, the aristocratic and intellectual Philippe is a quadriplegic millionaire who is interviewing candidates for the position of his carer, with his red-haired secretary Magalie. Out of the blue, the rude African Driss cuts the line of candidates and brings a document from the Social Security and asks Phillipe to sign it to prove that he is seeking a job position so he can receive his unemployment benefit. Philippe challenges Driss, offering him a trial period of one month to gain experience helping him. Then Driss can decide whether he would like to stay with him or not. Driss accepts the challenge and moves to the mansion, changing the boring life of Phillipe and his employees.
GenreSci-fi, Action, Thriller
CountryUSA
CastBruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, Rosamund Pike
DirectorJonathan Mostow
Length01:25
In the near future, people live their lives free of pain, danger and complications through robotic representations of themselves, called surrogates. When the first murder in more than a decade rocks this near-perfect society, FBI Agent Greer (Bruce Willis) discovers a vast conspiracy and must abandon his own surrogate to solve the crime, risking his own life in the process.
GenreSci-fi, Action, Thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
CastWill Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Tudyk
DirectorAlex Proyas
Length01:55
Set in a future Earth (2035 A.D.) where robots are common assistants and workers for their human owners, this is the story of "robotophobic" Chicago Police Detective Del Spooner's investigation into the murder of Dr. Alfred Lanning, who works at U.S. Robotics, in which a robot, Sonny , appears to be implicated, even though that would mean the robot had violated the Three Laws of Robotics, which is apparently impossible. It seems impossible because.. if robots can break those laws, there's nothing to stop them from taking over the world, as humans have grown to become completely dependent upon their robots. Or maybe... they already have? Aiding Spooner in his investigation is a psychologist, Dr. Susan Calvin, who specializes in the psyches of robots.
GenreSci-fi, Action
CountryUSA, Australia
CastKeanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss
DirectorAndy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Length02:16
Neo (Keanu Reeves) believes that Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), an elusive figure considered to be the most dangerous man alive, can answer his question -- What is the Matrix? Neo is contacted by Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), a beautiful stranger who leads him into an underworld where he meets Morpheus. They fight a brutal battle for their lives against a cadre of viciously intelligent secret agents. It is a truth that could cost Neo something more precious than his life.
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