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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.

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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