The Best Sci-Fi Action Movies Like 'Pacific Rim'

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Looking for the best movies like Pacific Rim? From Hollywood classics to new films, this list of movies similar to Pacific Rim feature sci-fi action that is both thrilling and fun to watch. The Edge of Tomorrow and Transformers are great examples of movies that fans of Pacific Rim love because they both have aliens and robots duking it out. Get ready to experience the explosive action in with these thriller sci-fi movies like never before. But which of these recommendations is the best next-watch for fans of Pacific Rim?

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  • Kong: Skull Island
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    Kong: Skull Island is a 2017 American monster film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. The film is a reboot of the King Kong franchise and will serve as the second film in Legendary's Godzilla–Kong film series. In the 1970s, a team of explorers and soldiers are brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific - as beautiful as it is treacherous - unaware that they are crossing into the domain of monsters, as well as the mythic Kong, the "king" of the island.
    • Actors: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jing Tian
    • Released: 2017
    • Directed by: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
  • When Earth falls under attack from invincible aliens, no military unit in the world is able to beat them. Maj. William Cage (Tom Cruise), an officer who has never seen combat, is assigned to a suicide mission. Killed within moments, Cage finds himself thrown into a time loop, in which he relives the same brutal fight -- and his death -- over and over again. However, Cage's fighting skills improve with each encore, bringing him and a comrade (Emily Blunt) ever closer to defeating the aliens.
    • Actors: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Brendan Gleeson, Bill Paxton, Jonas Armstrong
    • Released: 2014
    • Directed by: Doug Liman

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  • Oblivion
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    In the year 2077, Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) works as a security repairman on an Earth left empty and devastated after a war with aliens. Jack has two weeks left before his mission ends and he joins his fellow survivors on a faraway colony. However, Jack's concept of reality comes crashing down after he rescues a beautiful stranger (Olga Kurylenko) from a downed spacecraft. The woman's arrival triggers a chain of events that culminates in Jack's nearly single-handed battle to save mankind.
    • Actors: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Joseph Kosinski

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  • In 2045, the planet is on the brink of chaos and collapse, but people find salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by James Halliday. When Halliday dies, he promises his immense fortune to the first person to discover a digital Easter egg that's hidden somewhere in the OASIS. When young Wade Watts joins the contest, he finds himself becoming an unlikely hero in a reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical world of mystery, discovery and danger.
    • Actors: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, T.J. Miller
    • Released: 2018
    • Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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