Ridley Scott’s classic has become one of the world’s best science-fiction films ever made, with a huge cult following, supporting the story that has now recently seen its successor come to life, 35 years after its release. Visually innovative, it has influenced a lot of filmmakers, game designers and anime creators to step into the same shoes and explore the cyberpunk sub-genre, that is a central style displayed in the cinematography of “Blade Runner”.
Together with a tint of film noir through its voice-over narration and femme fatale, it takes its central look at humanity, in a world of genetic engineering that uses biotechnology to create its controlled society. Many have taken a similar route after or before this film was made, offering to all the cinema-lovers in the world a different story or a different perspective on the same elements we loved in the 1982 masterpiece. With that said, here is the list of movies similar to Blade Runner that are our recommendations. You can watch some of these movies like Blade Runner on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
14. Soylent Green (1973)
Directed by Richard Fleischer, this post-apocalyptic science-fiction movie is set in a time that is not so long ago from where we’re at now and features consequences of problems that are actually current dangers to our present and our future. In the year 2022, the world has become a dystopian society where overpopulation, pollution and global warming have taken the lead on every individual’s life. In a place where being homeless and resource-less is almost normality, a wealthy businessman part of the Solent Corporation (who nourishes the population with their plankton-based food production) is murdered. When Detective Thorn begins his investigation into the murder, he finds himself on the path to a secret, connected to the background and production methods of the gigantic company.
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13. Dune (1984)