The Hunger Games concluded with its final chapter, Mockingjay Part 2, in 2015. You watched it repeatedly, but you are bored now. So, what now? Well, if you enjoyed the series but don’t want to watch it again, we have a list of identical titles that will pique your interest. These titles range from chilling dystopian to action-packed, romantic, adventurous, and dramatic flicks.
So, what are you waiting for? Keep scrolling to look at the top twenty movies like hunger games.
Lord of the Flies (1963)
Inspired by William Golding’s highly lauded book, the plot of this film whirls around a bunch of schoolboys who crash-land in a distant place. They survived a plane crash, but no adults were able to. Now they are on their own and must pull through by appointing a head and adhering to the rules of society to maintain peace until someone rescues them.
Lord of the Flies is a film revolving around enduring dangers in a strange land and a dystopian community like the fan-favorite, The Hunger Games. However, while this flick concentrates on the slow mental breakdown, The Hunger Games whirls around world-building.
Mortal Engines (2018)
It is an action-packed, sci-fi flick set up in a post-apocalyptic realm where capitals move around to battle for reserves and endurance. Since it has a powerful female hero, it is identical to The Hunger Games. However, its story also focuses on a visibly impressive modern and innovative realm where capitals move.
The Percy Jackson Series (2010-2013)
Similar to the popular fan-fiction Harry Potter, the plot of The Percy Jackson is also full of drama, fantasy, adventure, and mystery. Its narrative whirls around Percy Jackson, who discovers he is the descendant of the Greek deity of the Sea and is taken away to the land for the offspring of gods and goddesses. Although Percy does not battle for his survival, he is blamed for robbing Zeus’s lightning bolt.
Besides finding out the real culprit, Percey must give it back before warfare breaks out, bringing about destruction in the mortal world.
Red Sparrow (2018)
If you want to see your favorite Jennifer Lawrence in a film identical to The Hunger Games, don’t miss out on Red Sparrow. It is a must-watch movie portraying Jennifer as a secret spy, whetted to excellence in all facets of battle.
The Maze Runner (2014-2018)
Headed by Wes Ball, this trilogy is based on dystopian science fiction. The narrative whirls around a group of guys captured in a maze and their struggle to stay alive. But getting out of the puzzle is not easy as it keeps shifting the routes and presents various obstacles that the group should dodge to stay alive.
The Road (2009)
Placed in a haunting post-apocalyptical world, The Road is the tale of a dad and a son who commence on a dangerous passage across a forlorn terrain. Since a catastrophe has affected the earth, they must lurk for reserves and escape cannibalistic gangs. While showing a poignant struggle to live, it focuses on the relationship between a dad and his kid, recalling the plot of The Hunger Games.
After the Dark (2013)
A normal study session takes a weird bend when an instructor advises his pupils to pick ten people to get through the nuclear holocaust. It is a thought-provoking psychological suspense film with brilliant performances by Sophie Lowe, Rhys Wakefield, Bonnie Wright, and others.
The Tournament (2009)
Another flick showcasing the battle for survival among humans is The Tournament. With Robert Carlyle in the lead role, the narrative revolves around wealthy men who meet every 7 years to assemble serial killers, coached athletes, and assassins to join a private game. In this tournament, the participants must kill one another to win $10 million and the label of World’s Number 1.
Tron Legacy (2010)
This film is a sequel to the original Tron with a plot set around 20 years after the affairs of the first one. Just like The Hunger Games, it presents a virtual reality realm that has become much more dangerous than intended. It is the tale of a dad and his kid who embark upon a life-and-death journey to survive.
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Remember Tom Hardy’s wonderful performance in this flick? If you have not checked out this film already, you must do so! It is set up on a post-apocalyptic earth with a deficit of water and gasoline. The hero duo must battle to persist with utmost strength and perseverance while escaping from a vicious cult chief. The film series showcases societal breakdown, murder, and revenge with perfection.
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Mila Kunis delivered a brilliant work in this film which portrays the tale of a woman who discovers she is a galactic royal who must adjust to the stability of the cosmos. The flick treats the watchers to an epic experience in a galaxy far away, with a surprising appearance by Channing Tatum.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)
You must have watched Lily Collins in Emily in Paris. But wait until you watch her as Clary Fray, a regular teenager who discovers she’s a shadow hunter a half-angel fighter who must save the human globe from the forces of wickedness. The film is packed with adventure as Clary fights off vampires and demons for survival.
The Darkest Minds (2018)
If you like The Hunger Games, you will also enjoy watching The Darkest Minds, which focuses on love, courage, and self-sacrifice. The plot is about teenagers who acquire power after enduring a pandemic that slaughtered millions of children. With the help of these newfound abilities, they combat against the adults targeting them.
Starring the brilliant Shailene Woodley in the lead, The Divergent is another movie much like The Hunger Games. Its plot revolves around a dystopian community where teenagers experience a serum-induced psychological examination upon turning 16. Their test results reveal which of the 5 sections they will be a part of. But, they realize the evils of the system they are born into and revolt against it.
If you love The Hunger Games, you will enjoy bingeing on this brilliant American miniseries set one year following the affairs of Avengers: Endgame. This part focuses on Clint Barton, who must get along with Kate Bishop to fight off the enemies from his past to get back to his family to celebrate Christmas. It is a fun movie to watch with friends on a weekend.
Ender’s Game (2013)
Created by Gavin Hood, The Ender’s Game is a futuristic science fiction film about a gifted child. The International Military recruits this brilliant young strategist to defend the earth from alien invasion. As the world prepares for an upcoming invasion, the child must lead the force to protect the planet from a genocidal race bent on annihilating humankind.
The Fifth Wave (2016)
Another popular film telling the story of the fight for survival is The Fifth Wave. Created by J Blakeson, it is about an alien invasion of our planet. The genocidal race uses various tricks to destabilize the world and take over its control. They create natural disasters and even flu pandemics by taking human hosts. However, during the fifth wave is when humans decide to fight back!
How I Live Now (2010)
This film is based on a novel by Meg Rosoff of the same name. Although it is a romantic movie, it has a touch of war and a fight against evil, making it somewhat similar to The Hunger Games. It tells the story of an anorexic teenager named Daisy who stays with her cousins in England for the summer. However, a terrible attack in London causes all-out wars to break out!
Winter’s Bone (2010)
Although Winter’s Bone is a drama film, the fight for survival and setting out on a dangerous quest to find a missing family member. It makes it similar to the fan-favorite The Hunger Games. Faced with an unresponsive mother and a criminal father, Ree Dolly takes care of her two younger siblings. But soon, her family’s fate falls in her hands when she challenges her outlaw kin’s code of silence to learn her father’s fate.
In this movie, Jennifer Lawrence gave an Oscar-worthy performance before becoming a household name.
Battle Royale (2000)
We can call Battle Royale a darker version of The Hunger Games, where the fight for survival turns gore and violent. Well, what can you expect from Asian movies? Its plot is set up in a Japanese School where a group of students gets into a twisted game to fight for survival until only one person is left alive.
Besides the ones listed above, we will also recommend you watch Cube (1997), The Condemned (2007), The Giver (2014), Hanna (2011), The New Mutants (2020), Ready or Not (2019), The Hunt (2020), and V for Vendetta (2005). All these films feature a central character fighting against evil, like your favorite The Hunger Games.