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What to Watch If You Love Avatar

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List RulesVote up the best TV shows and movies that are similar to Avatar.

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.

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  • Star Wars
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    Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. The first release in the Star Wars franchise, it stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, and Alec Guinness. The plot focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia, and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station, the Death Star. This conflict disrupts the isolated life of ambitious farmhand Luke Skywalker when he inadvertently acquires a pair of droids that possess stolen architectural plans for the Death Star. After the Empire begins a destructive search for the missing droids, Skywalker agrees to accompany Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi on a mission to return... more on Wikipedia
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    The Terminator is a 1984 American science fiction/horror action film directed by James Cameron, written by Cameron and the film's producer Gale Anne Hurd. Schwarzenegger plays the Terminator, a cyborg sent back in time from the year 2029 to 1984 to take out Sarah Connor, played by Hamilton, whose son will one day become a savior against machines. Biehn plays Kyle Reese, a soldier from the future sent back in time to protect Sarah.... more on Wikipedia
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    WALL-E
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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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  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
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    Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic-like world in which some people are able to manipulate the classical elements by use of psychokinetic variants of Chinese martial arts, known as "bending". The show combined the styles of anime and American cartoons, and relied on the imagery of various East Asian, Inuit, Southeast Asian, South Asian, and New World societies. Therefore, the series regularly enters the conversation regarding its consideration as an anime work. ... more on Wikipedia
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