Top 130 The Running Man Movie/TV Knock-Offs

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1. The Hunger Games (2012)

PG-13 | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

68 Metascore

Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 786,770 | Gross: $408.01M

2. Death Race (2008)

R | 105 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

43 Metascore

Ex-con Jensen Ames is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world's most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson, Ian McShane

Votes: 185,914 | Gross: $36.32M

3. Rollerball (2002)

R | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Sport

14 Metascore

The big thing in 2005 is a violent sport which can have some pretty serious consequences... like dying.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Chris Klein, Jean Reno, LL Cool J, Rebecca Romijn

Votes: 24,080 | Gross: $18.99M

4. Fortress (1992)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

In 2017, John Henry Brennick and his wife Karen are captured at a US immigration point with an illegal baby during population control. The resulting prison experience is the subject of the ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Loryn Locklin, Kurtwood Smith, Clifton Collins Jr.

Votes: 25,749 | Gross: $6.74M

5. Wedlock (1991)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A male prison escapee heads for his hidden loot electronically attached to a female prisoner.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Mimi Rogers, Joan Chen, James Remar

Votes: 7,255

6. The Condemned 2 (2015 Video)

R | 90 min | Action, Thriller

A former bounty hunter who finds himself on the run as part of a revamped Condemned tournament, in which convicts are forced to fight each other to the death as part of a game that's broadcast to the public.

Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Randy Orton, Eric Roberts, Wes Studi, Steven Michael Quezada

Votes: 1,941

7. Arena (2011 Video)

R | 94 min | Action, Thriller

David Lord finds himself forced into the savage world of a modern gladiatorial arena, where men fight to the death for the entertainment of the online masses.

Director: Jonah Loop | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kellan Lutz, Johnny Messner, Katia Winter

Votes: 11,127

8. No Escape (1994)

R | 118 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

A soldier convicted for murdering his commanding officer is dumped and left to die on a prison island inhabited by two camps of convicts.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Ray Liotta, Lance Henriksen, Stuart Wilson, Kevin Dillon

Votes: 17,436 | Gross: $15.34M

9. No Exit (1995 Video)

R | 93 min | Action, Thriller

Professor John Stoneman Teaches at the local university. John philosophy is to prevent violence and handle any situation without hurting anybody. But his way of life changes when a few ... See full summary »

Director: Damian Lee | Stars: Jeff Wincott, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Phillip Jarrett, Richard Fitzpatrick

Votes: 172

10. Timelock (1996)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi

In the 23rd century, a penal colony in a distant galaxy falls into anarchy when an inmate loads a virus into the computer system. While cryonic suspension was used to control the most ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Munic | Stars: Maryam d'Abo, Arye Gross, Jeffrey Meek, Ricco Ross

Votes: 348

11. Arena (1989)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A human becomes an unlikely rising star in the biggest fighting tournament in the galaxy that's dominated by alien species.

Director: Peter Manoogian | Stars: Paul Satterfield, Hamilton Camp, Claudia Christian, Marc Alaimo

Votes: 1,812

12. American Hangman (2019)

99 min | Thriller

38 Metascore

2 men are chained up in a basement. The captor has cameras aimed at them and is streaming it on the internet - turning it into a "trial" on the held, retired judge's last court case. The viewers become the jurors.

Director: Wilson Coneybeare | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Vincent Kartheiser, Oliver Dennis, Paul Braunstein

Votes: 708

13. Hard Target (1993)

R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A woman hires a drifter as her guide through New Orleans in search of her father, who has gone missing. They discover a deadly game of cat and mouse behind his disappearance in the process.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Yancy Butler, Chuck Pfarrer

Votes: 40,221 | Gross: $32.59M

14. The Jurassic Games (2018)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

In the near future, 10 death row convicts are forced to compete in a virtual reality game that pits them against dinosaurs and each other.

Director: Ryan Bellgardt | Stars: Ryan Merriman, Perrey Reeves, Adam Hampton, Katie Burgess

Votes: 1,359

15. Surviving the Game (1994)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A homeless man is hired as a survival guide for a group of wealthy businessmen on a hunting trip in the mountains, unaware that they are killers who hunt humans for sport, and that he is their new prey.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Ice-T, Charles S. Dutton, Gary Busey

Votes: 9,538 | Gross: $7.73M

16. Deadlocked: Escape from Zone 14 (1995 TV Movie)

R | 91 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Tony is framed by Claremont for a murder he didn't commit. He is sent to prison but Claremont promises him freedom if he can find Allie in the prison and bring her out. Allie and Tony soon ... See full summary »

Director: Graeme Campbell | Stars: Esai Morales, Stephen McHattie, Johnny Cuthbert, Sarah Strange

Votes: 237

17. Hard Target 2 (2016 Video)

R | 104 min | Action, Thriller

Retired mixed martial artist Wes "The Jailor" Baylor (Scott Adkins) can't refuse a million-dollar purse he's offered for one final bout in Myanmar. But when he arrives for the fight, he ... See full summary »

Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Scott Adkins, Robert Knepper, Rhona Mitra, Temuera Morrison

Votes: 3,312

18. Deadly Intent (1988 Video)

R | 83 min | Drama, Thriller

An archaeologist smuggles a valuable ancient jewel into the US. He is soon murdered by people looking for the jewel, but he had hidden it. The killers, believe that his widow knows where the artifact is hidden, go after her.

Director: Nigel Dick | Stars: Lisa Eilbacher, Steve Railsback, Maud Adams, Fred Williamson

Votes: 120

19. Justice Served (2015)

102 min | Thriller

Three individuals whose loved ones were victims of crimes are about to get the chance to re-litigate the crime in a private setting, under the auspices of "Justice", a mysterious voice acting as judge, jury, and executioner.

Director: Marvin Young | Stars: Lochlyn Munro, Gail O'Grady, Lance Henriksen, Chase Coleman

Votes: 26

20. Witness to the Execution (1994 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama

In 1999, a television network hopes to draw the biggest ratings ever while televising an execution live into the home of every American family.

Director: Tommy Lee Wallace | Stars: Sean Young, Len Cariou, George Newbern, Dee Wallace

Votes: 219

21. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

PG-13 | 146 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

76 Metascore

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 568,166 | Gross: $424.67M

22. Predators (2010)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

A group of elite warriors parachute into an unfamiliar jungle and are hunted by members of a merciless alien race.

Director: Nimród Antal | Stars: Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne, Topher Grace, Alice Braga

Votes: 197,215 | Gross: $52.00M

23. Citizen Verdict (2003)

R | 97 min | Drama

Marty Rockman, the notorious producer of the hit reality-TV show "So Sue Me", has a brand new concept: "Citizen Verdict". Each week a real criminal case will be tried before the American ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Martinez | Stars: Armand Assante, Jerry Springer, Roy Scheider, Justine Mitchell

Votes: 415

24. Lone Tiger (1996)

95 min | Action, Adventure

While searching Las Vegas for the man who killed his famous father -- a wrestler known for his trademark tiger mask -- Chuji Kurenai (Bruce Locke) is drawn into an underground world where ... See full summary »

Director: Warren A. Stevens | Stars: Bruce Locke, Richard Lynch, Robert Z'Dar, Barbara Niven

Votes: 63

25. Immortal Combat (1994)

R | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Rowdy Roddy Piper and Sonny Chiba battle an army of immortal ninja warriors.

Director: Dan Neira | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Roddy Piper, Meg Foster, Deron McBee

Votes: 290

26. The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

R | 103 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

50 Metascore

Three groups of people intertwine and are left stranded in the streets on Purge Night, trying to survive the chaos and violence that occurs.

Director: James DeMonaco | Stars: Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez

Votes: 124,198 | Gross: $71.96M

27. Fortress 2 (2000)

R | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7 years after the original Fortress movie, Brennick along with the rebels are captured and sent to a new, more sophisticated fortress prison, in outer space.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Beth Toussaint, Willie Garson, Aidan Ostrogovich

Votes: 6,051

28. Death Race 2 (2010 Video)

R | 96 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Explores the origins of the first "Frankenstein" car driver, Carl "Luke" Lucas, who died in a race at the beginning of the first film.

Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Furkan Bayraktar, Luke Goss, Lauren Cohan, Sean Bean

Votes: 28,466

29. Death Race: Inferno (2013 Video)

R | 105 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Convicted cop-killer Carl Lucas, aka Frankenstein, is a superstar driver in the brutal prison yard demolition derby known as Death Race. Only one victory away from winning freedom for himself and his pit crew.

Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Luke Goss, Tanit Phoenix Copley, Danny Trejo, Ving Rhames

Votes: 17,081

30. Live! (2007)

R | 96 min | Drama

A mockumentary following an ambitious TV network executive trying to produce a controversial reality show where contestants play Russian Roulette.

Director: Bill Guttentag | Stars: Eva Mendes, David Krumholtz, Rob Brown, Katie Cassidy

Votes: 4,668

31. This Is Your Death (2017)

R | 104 min | Drama

35 Metascore

An unsettling look at reality T.V. where a disturbing hit game show has its contestants ending their lives for the public's enjoyment.

Director: Giancarlo Esposito | Stars: Josh Duhamel, Giancarlo Esposito, Famke Janssen, Caitlin FitzGerald

Votes: 3,363

32. Insurgent (2015)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

42 Metascore

Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Theo James, Kate Winslet

Votes: 196,137 | Gross: $130.18M

33. The Tournament (2009)

R | 95 min | Action, Thriller

A tournament is watched by dozens of wealthy men betting on which one of the 30 assassins will survive the next 24 hours "kill or die" and claim the USD10,000,000 prize. It takes place in an English town with plenty of CCTVs.

Director: Scott Mann | Stars: Ving Rhames, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Hu, Ian Somerhalder

Votes: 32,821

34. Mean Guns (1997)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A gangster boss (Ice-T) has a list of about 100 people who have screwed up at one point or another. Rather than outright killing them, he decides to have a little fun by putting all of them... See full summary »

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Ice-T, Michael Halsey, Deborah Van Valkenburgh

Votes: 3,937

35. Metal Hurlant Chronicles (2012– )

22 min | Action, Sci-Fi

An anthology series in which each episode is a self-contained story set in a different world, with all stories linked together by an asteroid called the Metal Hurlant, which is passing ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Adkins, Karl E. Landler, Dominique Pinon, Lygie Duvivier

Votes: 1,425

36. The 100 (2014– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Set ninety-seven years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity's lone survivors sends one hundred juvenile delinquents back to Earth, in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet.

Stars: Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Isaiah Washington

Votes: 168,811

37. Dead Trigger (2017)

R | 91 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

A mysterious virus has killed billions and turned many others into bloodthirsty zombies. Unable to stop the virus, the government develops a video game, "Dead Trigger," that mirrors the terrifying events that curse the world.

Directors: Mike Cuff, Scott Windhauser | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Autumn Reeser, Romeo Miller, Isaiah Washington

Votes: 482

38. Battle Drone (2018)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi

"Expendables" meets the "A-Team" in this full throttle action film, where a group of skilled mercenaries find themselves betrayed by the US government and are forced to fight their way out ... See full summary »

Director: Mitch Gould | Stars: Dominique Swain, Michael Paré, Natassia Malthe, Louis Mandylor

Votes: 1,824

39. Total Recall (1990)

R | 113 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

57 Metascore

When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real - or does he?

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, Rachel Ticotin

Votes: 274,629 | Gross: $119.39M

40. Virtual Combat (1995 Video)

R | 97 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Scientist brings virtual reality characters to life. Two are women from the cybersex game site. The third is a warrior who wants to unleash the rest of the bad guys from the virtual reality... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Stevens | Stars: Don Wilson, Michael Bernardo, Ken McLeod, Dawn Ann Billings

Votes: 431

41. Beta Test (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Champion gamer Max Troy discovers events in a new video game are being mirrored in the real world, and must join forces with the game's protagonist, Orson Creed, to unravel the conspiracy before the game's sinister plot overwhelms the city.

Director: Nicholas Gyeney | Stars: Manu Bennett, Larenz Tate, Linden Ashby, Kevon Stover

Votes: 11,223 | Gross: $0.01M

42. Real Playing Game (2013)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A wealthy individual is desperate to find a way to stay alive, as he is both old and terminally ill. When a company known as RPG offers him the chance to become young again in return for a large amount of money, he doesn't think twice.

Directors: Tino Navarro, David Rebordão | Stars: Cian Barry, Alix Wilton Regan, Nik Xhelilaj, Pedro Granger

Votes: 917

43. Savage (1996)

R | 99 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

After his family is murdered, and he's left for dead, a farmer awakens in the desert and finds himself transformed into a savage warrior, with all the powers and skills of the ancient gods.... See full summary »

Director: Avi Nesher | Stars: Olivier Gruner, Jennifer Grant, Kario Salem, Kristin Minter

Votes: 271

44. Race Against Time (2000 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

When a man faces surmounting bills for his dying son's hospital stay, he enters into an agreement to sell his body for organ transplants to pay the bills. However, when he is advised that ... See full summary »

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Eric Roberts, Cary Elwes, Sarah Wynter, Chris Sarandon

Votes: 489

45. Spoiler (1998)

Unrated | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Roger Mason is a prisoner locked away in a futuristic fortress of a jail. Desperate to escape and see his daughter, he keeps making attempt after attempt to break free, but each one is ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Burr | Stars: Gary Daniels, Meg Foster, Bryan Genesse, Jeffrey Combs

Votes: 302

46. TC 2000 (1993)

91 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Somewhere in the future the environmental overkill had come. Many people had died. The rich were able to build the underworld, the poor had to stay on the surface building gangs to survive.... See full summary »

Director: T.J. Scott | Stars: Billy Blanks, Bolo Yeung, Jalal Merhi, Bobbie Phillips

Votes: 879

47. Terminal Justice (1996)

R | 94 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In 2008 cybersex can only be surpassed by one thing: Cloned women, especially created for their clients. This puts Pamela Travis, a famous and much sought-after cybersex star in great ... See full summary »

Director: Rick King | Stars: Lorenzo Lamas, Chris Sarandon, Peter Coyote, Kari Wuhrer

Votes: 444

48. Demolition Man (1993)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

34 Metascore

A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society.

Director: Marco Brambilla | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, Nigel Hawthorne

Votes: 143,375 | Gross: $58.06M

49. Dot.Kill (2005)

R | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

4.8