Movies Like Ready Player One
It’s no secret as to why you are searching for movies like Ready Player One. The film managed to give us an exciting virtual reality world which may not be too far fetched for us to actually live through in the near future! That’s one of the reasons the movie is incredibly good. Because we already have a version of that reality in the real world with things such as Oculus, PSVR, and many more. Simply imagining a virtual world where you can do anything and everything, is thrilling and makes you want technology advancement to speed up so you can go battle giant robots or have a one on one race with Mario!
The possibilities are endless with virtual reality and the topic of it really made for an amazing movie. We went through a bunch of movies and picked out the best ones which we believe you will enjoy if you liked Ready Player One! If you want hours of exciting films to watch then just keep scrolling to see what movies we have in store for you.
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1. Alita: Battle Angel
First up on this list of movies like Ready Player One, we have an action-packed film about a badass cyborg! With how human-like Alita is, it really makes you wonder if one day we’ll have machines like this walking around among us.
Alita: Battle Angel Movie Description
Far in the future, a cyborg doctor named Ido finds a broken down battle angel named Alita in the scrapyard of the Iron City. After being unconscious for an unknown amount of time, Alita finally awakens. When she does, she has no recollection of who she is or what she does. Alita must learn how to make it through her day to day life as she looks for answers to help her remember who she is. She must be prepared for all dangers in the dangerous Iron City. What she doesn’t know is Ido will try and protect her from uncovering her past.
The movie which held the number one spot as the highest-grossing film for years until Avengers Endgame overtook it recently! Though the movie is really long, it keeps your eyes glued to your screen without a problem. And Avatar is one of the most visually appealing movies you’ll ever watch!
Avatar Movie Description
Humans have discovered a stunning alien world named Pandora. The planet is inhabited by beings known as the Na’vi. Though they may look primitive their intelligence matches those of a human maybe even surpasses it. Due to the poisoned environment on the planet, humans must link their consciousness into a hybrid Na’vi body known as an Avatar.
A former Marine named Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) is paralyzed and uses a wheelchair to move around. But when he connects to one of these Avatars he becomes mobile again. Not long into being on Pandora, Jake meets a Na’vi (Zoe Saldana) woman and quickly falls in love with her. When the humans wage war on the Na’vi, Jake joins the Na’i in the fight which will decide the fate of Pandora.
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3. Wreck-It Ralph
Imagine living life in a video game! That’s what Ralph does. You would think that it’s pretty fun but as you’ll learn in the movie, the same repetitive things become really boring. The movie is amazing and will have you dying of laughter. It’s also kid-friendly!
Wreck-It Ralph Movie Description
Wreck-It Ralph (John C. Reilly) has become unhappy with always being the “bad guy” in his video game while always losing to the “good guy” Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer). After being in the same game for decades, Ralph decides to leave his game, and go to try out other games hoping to find a fulfilling role as a hero. But as he continues his adventure, Ralph unknowingly puts all the game worlds in danger by unleashing a malicious enemy.
4. Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle
The next step into the Jumanji verse! This time instead of a board game, it has taken a more modern approach and used a game console instead! It’s filled with exciting action and has an incredible cast. Give it a watch if you haven’t seen it as the 3rd movie in the series was recently released!
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle Movie Description
While serving time in detention, four teenagers come across a game console with a game called Jumanji. The teens decide to play and pick their avatars. However, after they picked them they end up sucked into the game world becoming the avatars they chose. They quickly find out that Jumanji isn’t a very safe place and they must fight to survive. In order to return to the real world, the four of them must team up and work together to beat the game. They will all face incredible dangers and personal challenges that they can only solve by working together.
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5. Zathura: A Space Adventure
You may have watched this one growing up or even watched it with your kids but for some reason, you don’t hear much about this incredible movie anymore! But let us tell you, it’s a forgotten gem!
Zathura: A Space Adventure Movie Description
Lisa (Kristen Stewart), is left in charge of her two younger brothers Walter (Josh Hutcherson) and Danny (Jonah Bobo) when their dad (Tim Robbins) is called into work. The kids must remain inside and not leave the house. The two boys believe that the day will end up being incredibly boring. To try and have some fun they take out a space-themed board game named Zathura and begin playing it. Not long into playing the game they realize it isn’t a normal game. Their entire house is shot into space and they must find a way to return home with the help of an astronaut (Dax Shepard).
6. Hardcore Henry
Hardcore Henry is one of the few movies out there to shoot in the first-person perspective. If you get motion sickness then beware! It’s a parkour gore fest of a movie that really takes you on a ride. It’s definitely a fun one to watch that will get your blood pumping!
Hardcore Henry Movie Description
Waking up as half human and half robot, a woman stands over him claiming to be his wife and telling him his name is Henry. She explains he has been brought back from the dead and has another chance at life. Henry has no memory of who he was or what he did in his old life. All he has to go by is what this woman has told him.
However, before she has a chance to activate his voice, a group of armed thugs breaks into the lab and kidnaps the woman. Henry starts to understand and use the new abilities he has obtained in order to save his wife from a deranged psycho (Danila Kozlovsky) who also plans on destroying the world. Henry will kill anyone who gets in his way.
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7. Tron: Legacy
Last but not least on our list of movies like Ready Player One, we have one quite similar to it! Imagine if you ended up stuck in a video game for 20 years with no way out! There is an original Tron film as well which is definitely also worth a watch!
Tron: Legacy Movie Description
Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) a famous video-game creator has vanished leaving his son Sam (Garrett Hedlund) haunted by that fact. Years later something mysterious leads Sam to his father’s arcade and to a specific game. Sam ends up sucked into the same world which his dad has been trapped in for the last 20 years. In the game world, he finds his father and with the help of Quorra (Olivia Wilde) they try to and escape the beautiful yet treacherous world.