260 The Running Man/Hard Target/Surviving the Game Type Movie & TV Knock-Offs

by muybueno16 | created - 8 months ago | updated - 7 hours ago | Public

With 1 dishonorable mention (although to be fair most of these films are trashy).

Some fun Dangerous Game Ever Played type genre flicks.

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1. Death Race (2008)

R | 105 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

43 Metascore

Ex-con Jensen Ames is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world's most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson, Ian McShane

Votes: 188,955 | Gross: $36.32M

2. Rollerball (2002)

R | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Sport

14 Metascore

The big thing in 2005 is a violent sport which can have some pretty serious consequences... like dying.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Chris Klein, Jean Reno, LL Cool J, Rebecca Romijn

Votes: 24,569 | Gross: $18.99M

3. Fortress (1992)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

In a future, private underground prison/Fortress, the inmates are computer controlled with CCTV, dream readers and devices that can cause pain or death. John and his illegally pregnant wife are inside but want to escape before birth.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Loryn Locklin, Kurtwood Smith, Clifton Collins Jr.

Votes: 26,141 | Gross: $6.74M

4. Wedlock (1991)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A male prison escapee heads for his hidden loot electronically attached to a female prisoner.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Mimi Rogers, Joan Chen, James Remar

Votes: 7,452

5. The Condemned 2 (2015 Video)

R | 90 min | Action, Thriller

A former bounty hunter who finds himself on the run as part of a revamped Condemned tournament, in which convicts are forced to fight each other to the death as part of a game that's broadcast to the public.

Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Randy Orton, Eric Roberts, Wes Studi, Steven Michael Quezada

Votes: 2,008

6. Arena (2011 Video)

R | 94 min | Action, Thriller

David Lord finds himself forced into the savage world of a modern gladiatorial arena, where men fight to the death for the entertainment of the online masses.

Director: Jonah Loop | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kellan Lutz, Johnny Messner, Katia Winter

Votes: 11,229

7. No Escape (1994)

R | 118 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

A soldier convicted for murdering his commanding officer is dumped and left to die on a prison island inhabited by two camps of convicts.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Ray Liotta, Lance Henriksen, Stuart Wilson, Kevin Dillon

Votes: 17,658 | Gross: $15.34M

8. No Exit (1995 Video)

R | 93 min | Action, Thriller

Professor John Stoneman Teaches at the local university. John philosophy is to prevent violence and handle any situation without hurting anybody. But his way of life changes when a few ... See full summary »

Director: Damian Lee | Stars: Jeff Wincott, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Phillip Jarrett, Richard Fitzpatrick

Votes: 172

9. Timelock (1996)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi

In the 23rd century, a penal colony in a distant galaxy falls into anarchy when an inmate loads a virus into the computer system. While cryonic suspension was used to control the most ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Munic | Stars: Maryam d'Abo, Arye Gross, Jeffrey Meek, Ricco Ross

Votes: 350

10. Arena (1989)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A human becomes an unlikely rising star in the biggest fighting tournament in the galaxy that's dominated by alien species.

Director: Peter Manoogian | Stars: Paul Satterfield, Hamilton Camp, Claudia Christian, Marc Alaimo

Votes: 1,910

11. American Hangman (2019)

99 min | Thriller

38 Metascore

2 men are chained up in a basement. The captor has cameras aimed at them and is streaming it on the internet - turning it into a "trial" on the held, retired judge's last court case. The viewers become the jurors.

Director: Wilson Coneybeare | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Vincent Kartheiser, Oliver Dennis, Paul Braunstein

Votes: 1,744

12. The Jurassic Games (2018)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

In the near future, 10 death row convicts are forced to compete in a virtual reality game that pits them against dinosaurs and each other.

Director: Ryan Bellgardt | Stars: Ryan Merriman, Perrey Reeves, Adam Hampton, Katie Burgess

Votes: 1,621

13. Deadlocked: Escape from Zone 14 (1995 TV Movie)

R | 91 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Tony is framed by Claremont for a murder he didn't commit. He is sent to prison but Claremont promises him freedom if he can find Allie in the prison and bring her out. Allie and Tony soon ... See full summary »

Director: Graeme Campbell | Stars: Esai Morales, Stephen McHattie, Johnny Cuthbert, Sarah Strange

Votes: 240

14. Hard Target 2 (2016 Video)

R | 104 min | Action, Thriller

Retired mixed martial artist Wes "The Jailor" Baylor (Scott Adkins) can't refuse a million-dollar purse he's offered for one final bout in Myanmar. But when he arrives for the fight, he ... See full summary »

Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Scott Adkins, Robert Knepper, Rhona Mitra, Temuera Morrison

Votes: 3,529

15. Deadly Intent (1988 Video)

R | 83 min | Drama, Thriller

An archaeologist smuggles a valuable ancient jewel into the US. He is soon murdered by people looking for the jewel, but he had hidden it. The killers, believe that his widow knows where the artifact is hidden, go after her.

Director: Nigel Dick | Stars: Lisa Eilbacher, Steve Railsback, Maud Adams, Fred Williamson

Votes: 121

16. Justice Served (2015)

102 min | Thriller

Three individuals whose loved ones were victims of crimes are about to get the chance to re-litigate the crime in a private setting, under the auspices of "Justice", a mysterious voice acting as judge, jury, and executioner.

Director: Marvin Young | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Lochlyn Munro, Gail O'Grady, Chase Coleman

Votes: 35

17. Witness to the Execution (1994 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama

In 1999, a television network hopes to draw the biggest ratings ever while televising an execution live into the home of every American family.

Director: Tommy Lee Wallace | Stars: Sean Young, Len Cariou, George Newbern, Dee Wallace

Votes: 223

18. Predators (2010)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

A group of elite warriors parachute into an unfamiliar jungle and are hunted by members of a merciless alien race.

Director: Nimród Antal | Stars: Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne, Topher Grace, Alice Braga

Votes: 201,399 | Gross: $52.00M

19. Citizen Verdict (2003)

R | 97 min | Drama

Marty Rockman, the notorious producer of the hit reality-TV show "So Sue Me", has a brand new concept: "Citizen Verdict". Each week a real criminal case will be tried before the American ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Martinez | Stars: Armand Assante, Jerry Springer, Roy Scheider, Justine Mitchell

Votes: 419

20. Lone Tiger (1996)

95 min | Action, Adventure

While searching Las Vegas for the man who killed his famous father -- a wrestler known for his trademark tiger mask -- Chuji Kurenai (Bruce Locke) is drawn into an underground world where ... See full summary »

Director: Warren A. Stevens | Stars: Bruce Locke, Richard Lynch, Robert Z'Dar, Barbara Niven

Votes: 69

21. Immortal Combat (1994)

R | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Rowdy Roddy Piper and Sonny Chiba battle an army of immortal ninja warriors.

Director: Dan Neira | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Roddy Piper, Meg Foster, Deron McBee

Votes: 294

22. The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

R | 103 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

50 Metascore

Three groups of people intertwine and are left stranded in the streets on Purge Night, trying to survive the chaos and violence that occurs.

Director: James DeMonaco | Stars: Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez

Votes: 127,434 | Gross: $71.96M

23. Fortress 2 (2000)

R | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7 years after the original Fortress movie, Brennick along with the rebels are captured and sent to a new, more sophisticated fortress prison, in outer space.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Beth Toussaint, Willie Garson, Aidan Ostrogovich

Votes: 6,157

24. Death Race 2 (2010 Video)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

Explores the origins of the first "Frankenstein" car driver, Carl "Luke" Lucas, who died in a race at the beginning of the first film.

Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Furkan Bayraktar, Luke Goss, Lauren Cohan, Sean Bean

Votes: 29,156

25. Death Race: Inferno (2013 Video)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

Convicted cop-killer Carl Lucas, aka Frankenstein, is a superstar driver in the brutal prison yard demolition derby known as Death Race. Only one victory away from winning freedom for himself and his pit crew.

Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Luke Goss, Tanit Phoenix Copley, Danny Trejo, Ving Rhames

Votes: 17,510

26. Live! (2007)

R | 96 min | Drama

A mockumentary following an ambitious TV network executive trying to produce a controversial reality show where contestants play Russian Roulette.

Director: Bill Guttentag | Stars: Eva Mendes, David Krumholtz, Rob Brown, Katie Cassidy

Votes: 4,715

27. The Show (2017)

R | 104 min | Drama, Game-Show, Thriller

35 Metascore

An unsettling look at reality T.V. where a disturbing hit game show has its contestants ending their lives for the public's enjoyment.

Director: Giancarlo Esposito | Stars: Josh Duhamel, Giancarlo Esposito, Famke Janssen, Caitlin FitzGerald

Votes: 3,531

28. Insurgent (2015)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

42 Metascore

Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Theo James, Kate Winslet

Votes: 201,817 | Gross: $130.18M

29. The Tournament (2009)

R | 95 min | Action, Thriller

A tournament is watched by dozens of wealthy men betting on which one of the 30 assassins will survive the next 24 hours "kill or die" and claim the USD10,000,000 prize. It takes place in an English town with plenty of CCTVs.

Director: Scott Mann | Stars: Ving Rhames, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Hu, Ian Somerhalder

Votes: 33,124

30. Mean Guns (1997)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

100 people, who have betrayed The Syndicate, are gathered in a prison opening the next day. They are given weapons and 6 hours to kill each other. The 3 remaining share $10,000,000.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Ice-T, Michael Halsey, Deborah Van Valkenburgh

Votes: 4,007

31. Metal Hurlant Chronicles (2012– )

22 min | Action, Sci-Fi

An anthology series in which each episode is a self-contained story set in a different world, with all stories linked together by an asteroid called the Metal Hurlant, which is passing ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Adkins, Karl E. Landler, Dominique Pinon, Lygie Duvivier

Votes: 1,482

32. The 100 (2014– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Set ninety-seven years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity's lone survivors sends one hundred juvenile delinquents back to Earth, in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet.

Stars: Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Isaiah Washington

Votes: 182,796

33. Dead Trigger (2017)

R | 91 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

A mysterious virus has killed billions and turned many others into bloodthirsty zombies. Unable to stop the virus, the government develops a video game, "Dead Trigger," that mirrors the terrifying events that curse the world.

Directors: Mike Cuff, Scott Windhauser | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Autumn Reeser, Romeo Miller, Isaiah Washington

Votes: 645

34. Battle Drone (2018)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6 mercenaries are hired by CIA to abduct an heir to a republic and take out an arms dealer in Moscow. They get a followup mission in Chernobyl. Treason awaits them.

Director: Mitch Gould | Stars: Dominique Swain, Michael Paré, Natassia Malthe, Louis Mandylor

Votes: 1,985

35. Total Recall (1990)

R | 113 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

57 Metascore

When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real - or does he?

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, Rachel Ticotin

Votes: 280,456 | Gross: $119.39M

36. Virtual Combat (1995 Video)

R | 97 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Scientist brings virtual reality characters to life. Two are women from the cybersex game site. The third is a warrior who wants to unleash the rest of the bad guys from the virtual reality... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Stevens | Stars: Don Wilson, Michael Bernardo, Ken McLeod, Dawn Ann Billings

Votes: 450

37. Beta Test (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Champion gamer Max Troy discovers events in a new video game are being mirrored in the real world, and must join forces with the game's protagonist, Orson Creed, to unravel the conspiracy before the game's sinister plot overwhelms the city.

Director: Nicholas Gyeney | Stars: Manu Bennett, Larenz Tate, Linden Ashby, Kevon Stover

Votes: 11,320 | Gross: $0.01M

38. Real Playing Game (2013)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A wealthy individual is desperate to find a way to stay alive, as he is both old and terminally ill. When a company known as RPG offers him the chance to become young again in return for a large amount of money, he doesn't think twice.

Directors: Tino Navarro, David Rebordão | Stars: Cian Barry, Alix Wilton Regan, Nik Xhelilaj, Pedro Granger

Votes: 959

39. Savage (1996)

R | 99 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

After his family is murdered, and he's left for dead, a farmer awakens in the desert and finds himself transformed into a savage warrior, with all the powers and skills of the ancient gods.... See full summary »

Director: Avi Nesher | Stars: Olivier Gruner, Jennifer Grant, Kario Salem, Kristin Minter

Votes: 276

40. Race Against Time (2000 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

When a man faces surmounting bills for his dying son's hospital stay, he enters into an agreement to sell his body for organ transplants to pay the bills. However, when he is advised that ... See full summary »

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Eric Roberts, Cary Elwes, Sarah Wynter, Chris Sarandon

Votes: 498

41. Spoiler (1998)

Unrated | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Roger Mason is a prisoner locked away in a futuristic fortress of a jail. Desperate to escape and see his daughter, he keeps making attempt after attempt to break free, but each one is ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Burr | Stars: Gary Daniels, Meg Foster, Bryan Genesse, Jeffrey Combs

Votes: 308

42. TC 2000 (1993)

91 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Somewhere in the future the environmental overkill had come. Many people had died. The rich were able to build the underworld, the poor had to stay on the surface building gangs to survive.... See full summary »

Director: T.J. Scott | Stars: Billy Blanks, Bolo Yeung, Jalal Merhi, Bobbie Phillips

Votes: 906

43. Terminal Justice (1996)

R | 94 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In 2008 cybersex can only be surpassed by one thing: Cloned women, especially created for their clients. This puts Pamela Travis, a famous and much sought-after cybersex star in great ... See full summary »

Director: Rick King | Stars: Lorenzo Lamas, Chris Sarandon, Peter Coyote, Kari Wuhrer

Votes: 450

44. Demolition Man (1993)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

34 Metascore

A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society.

Director: Marco Brambilla | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, Nigel Hawthorne

Votes: 146,876 | Gross: $58.06M

45. Dot.Kill (2005)

R | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A detective tries to hunt down a serial killer who broadcasts his murders live on the internet.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Armand Assante, Sonny Marinelli, Raffaello Degruttola, Stanley Townsend

Votes: 726

46. The Circuit (2002)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Sport

Years ago, Dirk Longstreet walked away from The Circuit, the merciless underground fight club with no rules, where money changes hands as men are killed. But now gangsters have got his ... See full summary »

Director: Jalal Merhi | Stars: Olivier Gruner, Simon Kim, James Kim, Bryan Genesse

Votes: 287

47. Death Race 4: Beyond Anarchy (2018 Video)

R | 111 min | Action

After an attack on inmate Frankenstein fails a Black Ops specialist enters the maximum prison to join the illegal Death Race and take down Frankenstein.

Director: Don Michael Paul | Stars: Lucy Aarden, Nicholas Aaron, Jasette Amos, Victoria Ananieva

Votes: 2,430