Movies Like Maze Runner

What would you do if you woke up in the middle of a giant and inescapable maze, with a bunch of random people you don’t know, and no recollection as to how you got there?! We know that the first thing we’d do is freak the hell out! Then we’d try to figure out whether it was all a horrible dream. Gladly though, the chances of this happening to you, or us, are pretty much zilch.

However, when we can experience this scenario through the characters in a movie, it makes for quite a fun couple of hours! So, because Maze Runner and all the other films in the series are so good (and yes there are two more films in case you didn’t know), we have gone out and dug up some of the best movies like Maze Runner that can be found out there! If the sound of watching more films like Maze Runner catches your attention, then keep reading to see which ones made it onto this epic list!

1. Hunger Games

Starting off our list of movies like Maze Runner, we have the Hunger Games! We’re pretty sure that everyone reading this has at least heard of the Hunger Games. If you haven’t, then you are living under a rock! Regardless, if you enjoyed Maze Runner, then you will also love this one!

Hunger Games Movie Description

Twelve districts in North America, controlled by the fierce capitol, Panem, must compete in an event known as the Hunger Games. Each of the districts must choose one boy and one girl to compete and represent the district. Panem nationally broadcast the massive battle royal and every citizen must watch it or suffer harsh consequences. At the end of the brutal event, only one contestant can be left standing. The rest must die. District 12 has chosen their very own Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), and she may be the one to change the course of history once and for all.

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2. Divergent

Just like the Hunger Games, we’re sure that most, if not all of you, have also heard of Divergent! This movie also has the same feel and a similar storyline to the Maze Runner movies! This film is fantastic and is definitely worth a watch!

Divergent Movie Description

In the future, society has changed, and now five distinctive factions exist. Once someone ages into adulthood, they must choose and commit to their faction. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) has hit the age where she must test into one of the five factions that she will commit her life to. Tris chooses Dauntless. This faction focuses on bravery above all else. However, while training, it comes to light that Tris is actually a Divergent. This means that she is strong in all the factions and poses a danger to the people controlling it. Now, she must hide this fact if she wants to survive.

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3. Mortal Engines

Can you imagine living in a world where cities travel on wheels and eat up other, smaller cities!? That’s simply insane! But we can tell you that it makes for an excellent viewing experience. If you haven’t seen Mortal Engines, go ahead and give it a watch.

Mortal Engines Movie Description

Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmarsdóttir) lives as an outcast in this post-apocalyptic world where cities ride on wheels. London, the largest of them all, is the most feared and demolishes any smaller city that crosses their path. Shaw has a dark secret that may put everyone around her in danger, but she is also the key to stopping London from executing the attack they are about to put into play, an attack that may kill off the rest of the human race.

4. Ender’s Game

Could you handle the weight of the world on your shoulders if you were the only one who could stop an alien attack and save the world?! We don’t think we would stand up to the test. However, Ender has some incredible gifts and makes it look like he was born for this! This is an excellent movie, and you should definitely give it a watch.

Ender’s Game Movie Description

Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley) has managed to fend off the attack orchestrated by the alien race known as the Formics. In preparation for another attack, military Col. Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) launches a program to find someone just as gifted as Mazer. With many failures, only a few pass the tests. However, only one truly stands out. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) shows an extreme amount of potential and quickly masters any of the skills he is asked to perform. When Mazzer catches word of him, he takes Ender under his wing to prepare him for the soon to come alien attack himself.

5. I Am Number Four

Could you live a life where you are always on the run, having to always look over your shoulder because someone is trying to kill you? We don’t think we would be up for that! This movie is full of action and is definitely worth a watch.

I Am Number Four Description

John Smith (Alex Pettyfer) is no ordinary teen. He has a secret that always puts the people around him in danger. John is an alien. Currently, John is on the run from a powerful enemy who will stop at nothing to kill him. There are eight others like John, and they begin to drop off one by one. John has a protector named Henri (Timothy Olyphant) who always has him moving and changing his identity. However, on this last move to a small town in Ohio, everything is about to change for John.

6. Riddick

Vin Diesel does it again with an amazing action-packed movie! Who doesn’t love a film where all the odds are stacked against the good guy? If you haven’t seen this, we highly recommend you give it a watch!

Riddick Movie Description

Riddick (Vin Diesel) must fight for survival when he finds himself left alone on a fiery planet to die. The aliens he must now fight, pose a greater threat than any of his previous opponents. He must activate a beacon for any chance of escaping the planet. However, that doesn’t come without its consequences. Mercenaries come for Riddick, and he soon learns that there is no chance they will leave without him dead. Now, Riddick is running low on his most precious resource, time.

7. Inception

To wrap up our entry of movies like Maze Runner, we have one hell of a mind bender. Inception will really make you use that brain of yours. It has everything you would want in a movie! If you haven’t seen this one, you are really missing out!

Inception Movie Description

Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his team are some of the few capable of stealing valuable information straight out of people’s dreams. This ability makes him one of the hottest commodities in the world of espionage. However, this skill doesn’t come without its dangers. The deeper one goes into the dream realms, the harder it becomes for them to distinguish reality from a dream. Cobb has already lost everything he has ever cared about at the hands of what he does. However, when an opportunity arises that will give Cobb a chance at redemption, he quickly jumps at it. Even if he knows it’s impossible.

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