Total Nerd Movies & TV Shows to Watch If You Love Avatar  

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Here is a list of television and movie recommendations for Avatar fans. Given its action packed storyline and impressive use of CGI technology, it's understandable you'd be looking for some Avatar similar shows and movies after finishing the film. If you're hungry for more stories that mix adventure and fantasy, and include messages about environmental sustainability, look no further than this list. 

Wondering what to watch after Avatar? The Pixar film Wall-E is also a futuristic look at the way technology effects our lives that is visually stunning. As the title character navigates his way through a new world, he finds connections and purpose – just like Jake does in Avatar. Alien is another action-packed film that makes heavy use of special effects, making it perfect for Avatar fans. Guardians of the Galaxy also finds heroes in the most unexpected of places. Other good movies and TV shows featured on this Avatar recommendations list include Pan's Labyrinth, FernGully: The Last Rainforest, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Do you have a favorite TV show or movie like Avatar? Give the best options a thumbs up and add anything you feel is missing. 

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a 2001 epic fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson based on the first volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. It is the first installment in the The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, and was followed by The Two Towers and The Return of the King, based on the second and third volumes of The Lord of the Rings. Set in Middle-earth, the story tells of the Dark Lord Sauron, who is seeking the One Ring. The Ring has found its way to the young hobbit Frodo Baggins. The fate of Middle-earth hangs in the balance as Frodo and eight companions who form the Fellowship of the Ring begin their journey to Mount Doom in the land of Mordor, the ...more on Wikipedia

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Alien is a 1979 science-fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto. The film's title refers to a highly aggressive extraterrestrial creature that stalks and takes out the crew of a spaceship one by one. Dan O'Bannon wrote the screenplay from a story he wrote with Ronald Shusett, drawing influence from previous works of science fiction and horror. The film was produced by Gordon Carroll, David Giler and Walter Hill through their Brandywine Productions and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Giler and Hill made revisions and additions to the script. Shusett was executive ...more on Wikipedia

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WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Andrew Stanton, the story follows a robot named WALL-E, who is designed to clean up an abandoned, waste-covered Earth far in the future. He falls in love with another robot named EVE, who also has a programmed task, and follows her into outer space on an adventure that changes the destiny of both his kind and humanity. Both robots exhibit an appearance of free will and emotions similar to humans, which develop further as the film progresses. After directing Finding Nemo, Stanton felt Pixar had created believable simulations of ...more on Wikipedia

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FernGully: The Last Rainforest is a 1992 Australian-American animated fantasy environmental film directed by Bill Kroyer. It was produced by Peter Faiman and Wayne Young, with the screenplay written by Jim Cox adapted from a book of the same name by Diana Young. The film features the voice talents of Jonathan Ward as Zak, Samantha Mathis as Crysta, Tim Curry as Hexxus, Robin Williams as Batty Koda, and Christian Slater as Pips. The film was released in the United States on April 10, 1992 and in Australia on September 17, 1992, and received mixed to positive reviews. In 1998, the film was followed by the direct-to-video sequel, FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue. The film takes place in a ...more on Wikipedia

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