Total Nerd What 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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