Ready Player One premiered in 2018, and immediately became the favorite film of all virtual reality and video game nerds, as well as anyone in for a dystopian and futuristic ride. Directed by Steven Spielberg, this movie is jam-packed with action, youth, romance, and a video game scavenger hunt.
For everyone that was entertained from start to finish during this unique and stunning film, there are definitely some other flicks out there to give fans another fill. For sci-fi lovers, video game nerds, and young adult aficionados, this list if made for you. If viewers loved this movie, here are ten others that are definite must-sees.
10 Alita: Battle Angel (2019)
This sci-fi adventure flick tells the story of a cyborg. After being revived, she can’t remember anything about who she is, but she embarks on a quest to find out. Alita was created to be a lethal weapon, and her creator believes he must stop her at all costs.
This movie is full of action, but it also has the video game and futuristic vibes of Ready Player One. Alita isn’t real, which really makes her similar to a virtual creation. This movie should certainly be loved by fans of this video-game inspired flick.
9 Tron: Legacy (2010)
This reboot of the classic film brings so much more modern technology and action. The son of virtual world designer searches for his father, but ends up in his dad’s virtual world he created. This film really is a giant video game where players are tasked to compete against each other on the Grid.
With a tale of family, self-discovery, and incredible technology, this movie is bound to have viewers on the edge of their seats enjoying all its sci-fi glory. Plus, this movie also really takes place in a video game, so it’s definitely giving us vibes of Spielberg’s sci-fi flick.
8 Pacific Rim (2013)
Starring Idris Elbra and Charlie Hunnam, this sci-fi adventure film involves a war between humankind and monstrous creatures that emerge from the sea. Directed by Guillermo del Toro, a military operation has been formed to create robots to fight the monsters.
Requiring two pilots to work together to operate the machine, this movie is full of friendship, technology, huge robots, and terrifying creatures. This action-packed movie feels like a spectacular video game, and is certain to entertain fans of Spielberg’s flick.
7 Ender’s Game (2013)
This movie has all of the incredible youth and fantasy adventure as Ready Player One. Starring Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin, he is recruited by a military group to fight a technologically superior alien race.
Among friendship, bullies, and training, Ender is tested to become a fighter in hopes of saving his family. This movie is creative and stunning, and certainly gives us vibes of Spielberg’s movie. As far as a young man’s journey goes, this movie is brilliantly similar to Wade’s in Ready Player One.
6 Divergent (2014)
This action adventure series takes place in a dystopian future. With a world divided into factions, Tris (Shailene Woodley) learns that she is Divergent – she fits nowhere. However, she soon finds out the leadership is trying to destroy them all.
This futuristic teen movie is perfect for action and dystopia lovers, and it is also full of family, romance, and a youthful journey. This movie will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat and entertained from start to finish.
5 Assassin’s Creed (2016)
This movie really is based off of a video game. Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) must become a Master Assassin in hopes of taking on the secret Templar society. For fans of this popular video game, this movie is just a feature length film of all your nerdy interests.
This game is full of incredible technological advances mixed brilliantly with classic medieval society. This one is definitely for lovers of action, adventure, and video games.
4 Dune (1984)
Directed by David Lynch, this classic sci-fi adventure is a perfect throwback film for lovers of Spielberg’s flick. In a distant future, there are multiple planets, and one of them is Dune. A Duke’s son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor in an attempt to free themselves from his rule.
This movie is futuristic and full of incredible universes and an adventurous story. Plus, there’s a reboot of this film coming out in 2020, so it’s best to watch this version immediately.
3 Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017)
This action adventure is a reboot of the classic film starring Robin Williams. Of course, this one is much more modern, and tells the story of four teenagers who are sucked into a magical video game. Trapped in a jungle, the only way out is to finish the game.
Starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, and Jack Black, this movie has all the adventure and humor of Ready Player One, but in a jungle. Taking place inside a video game, this hilarious and action-packed film is definitely entertaining.
2 Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (2017)
This fantasy adventure takes place in another, futuristic universe, where a dark force threatens the metropolois. Special operatives Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) must find the menace and save the universe.
With aliens species, a vast galaxy of planets, and some futuristic weaponry and gadgets, this movie has all the feels of Ready Player One, but is certainly the space version.
1 Mortal Engines (2018)
This movie also take place in a post-apocalyptic universe, where a giant predator seeks to take everything in its path. A mysterious young woman, an outcast London boy, and a dangerous outlaw join forces to stop the destruction.
In a world where cities consume each other to survive, this movie has all of the youth, chaos, and dystopia as Spielberg’s film, and is certain to entertain its viewers.