10 Movies Similar to Lucy

Luc Besson is famous for many impressive blockbusters with captivating scenarios and fast-paced action, and “Lucy” has become one of them.

The plot focuses on an unremarkable blonde who suddenly began to evolve into a perfect creature. The story keeps the viewer in suspense until the last frames, and if you also got an indelible impression from watching, then we offer TOP 10 films like Lucy.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Supremacy (2014)

Will Caster is a talented researcher who studies the possibilities of artificial intelligence. A man becomes a victim of a terrorist attack, and doctors make disappointing predictions. Will copies his mind onto the hard drive of the revolutionary PINN computer he invented. Custer’s close people are glad at least for such an existence, but they soon realize that, having become part of the Network, Will has gained a thirst for absolute power.

The main similarity is that both heroes justifiably began to feel superiority over others, and subsequently it reached unexpected proportions.

Original title:
Transcendence

Starring :
Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany

Country:
UK, China, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.2

Age limit:
12+

Areas of Darkness (2011)

Eddie is an American writer experiencing a crisis in his work and personal life. Deciding to take part in the trial of some secret drug, he realizes that he has gained abilities similar to real superpowers: he has increased the quality of thinking, memory and general perception. In a short time he manages to make a huge fortune and in a few days he writes a bestseller. Soon the man notices that new opportunities lead to big troubles.

Like the heroine of Besson’s painting, Eddie discovered an impressive potential in himself when a certain substance appeared in his system. The film is similar to “Lucy” and the dependence of the characters on drugs that gave them amazing abilities.

Original title:
Limitless

Starring :
Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 7.4

Age limit:
16+

Fifth Dimension (2009)

The young American Nick is not like the others: he has an amazing predisposition to telekinesis. The guy has to hide in China from a powerful corporation that has learned about his gift and hopes to use it for unseemly purposes. In Hong Kong, Nick meets several people who are similar to him in unusual talents.

Like Lucy, Nick has special powers that make him a target for dangerous structures. The plots of both films develop with similar dynamism: the characters are forced to constantly be on the run in order to escape.

Original title:
Push

Cast:
Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning, Camille Belle

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.1

Age limit:
16+

Out of the car (2015)

Caleb is a young programmer who has accepted his boss’s offer to spend a few days in his luxurious secluded house in the mountains. The purpose of the trip is to study the world’s first artificial intelligence. The guy needs to test the robot Ava, whose task is to prove to him and the world that she has consciousness and feelings.

One of the most unpredictable stories in the list of movies like “Lucy”. Each of the heroines at first does not cause any fears of others, but over time it rapidly evolves and takes a step that no one could have predicted.

Original title:
Ex Machina

Cast:
Domhnall Gleason, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac

Country:
UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.7

Age limit:
16+

Upgrade (2018)

Near future. Technologies are subject to almost all the processes necessary for the comfortable life of mankind. Gray does not approve of the dependence of others on new trends, but when unknown bandits kill his wife, and he himself becomes paralyzed, it becomes clear that artificial intelligence is indispensable.

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The plot of both stories is quite close: Lucy received an amazing gift by poisoning herself with a drug, and Gray discovered incredible possibilities in himself after interacting with new technology. Each of the heroes attracts the attention of authorities and villains.

Original title:
Upgrade

Cast:
Logan Marshall-Green, Melanie Vallejo, Steve Danielsen

Country:
Australia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.5

Age limit:
18+

Outside/myself (2015)

An underground corporation has found a way to overcome death by transferring the consciousness of a dying person into a body created by genetic engineers. Elderly businessman Hale decides on an expensive operation, and soon finds himself in the body of a young man, gaining a chance to live another life. When the hero learns about the main secret of the organization, he becomes the object of persecution.

The film is similar to “Lucy” with unexpected opportunities that opened up before the main characters. These changes change them and force them to hide from powerful ill-wishers.

Original title:
Self/less

Cast:
Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley, Natalie Martinez

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 6.5

Age limit:
16+

Phenomenon (1995)

George Malley is an ordinary auto mechanic who encountered an amazing phenomenon on his birthday. Since then, the man has not been like most other earthlings: he is able to process an incredible amount of information, gushing with brilliant ideas and practicing telekinesis.

The similarity is that each of the leading characters incredibly receives several extraordinary abilities, evolving more and more every day.

Original title:
Phenomenon

Cast:
John Travolta, Kira Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 6.4

Age limit:
12+

Teleport (2008)

David Rice is a young man who grew up in a poor neighborhood. He never had special skills, but everything changed when the guy found out that he was able to teleport to any city and country. At first, this seems to him an amazing gift of fate, but soon unknown persons begin to hunt for him, and Rice realizes that it was much easier for him before.

The main thing that makes this film similar to Lucy (2014) is a character who likewise lives an ordinary life for a long time, but everything changes when he discovers his amazing abilities.

Original title:
Jumper

Cast:
Hayden Christensen, Jamie Bell, Rachel Bilson, Samuel L. Jackson

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 6.1

Age limit:
12+

Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

Future. The most expensive commodity here is information, and the safest place to store it is the human brain. Johnny works as a courier who transmits secret data, and for this he, like his colleagues, deletes insignificant facts from his own memory. Wanting to cope with a large order alone, the guy plans to expand the memory for new data by deleting childhood memories.

Johnny, like the heroine Scarlett Johansson, begins to differ from most other people and becomes a target for criminals. Characters have to hide from ill-wishers, being on the verge of death. Lucy is constantly in need of the substance that poisoned her, and Johnny needs to find a way to get rid of the information. It is not easy for each of the heroes to carry out these points, but even a long delay threatens with death.

Original title:
Johnny Mnemonic

Cast:
Keanu Reeves, Dina Meyer, Ice-T

Country:
Canada, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 5.7

Age limit:
16+

Adrenaline (2006)

Chev is a hired killer who has experienced a real shock after the news that his enemies injected him with a special Chinese poison, and it seems that he will not live until tomorrow. The man hopes to find an antidote, or at least finish the most important things. Along the way, Chev learns that he can “stretch” longer if he provides his body with increased levels of adrenaline.

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The list of films similar to Lucy is completed by the famous action movie with Jason Statham, whose hero, like Lucy, was poisoned by a certain drug that radically changed him. The similarity is that the characters, fighting enemies, are forced to constantly maintain life in themselves with the help of various substances that are not so easy to get.

Original title:
Crank

Cast:
Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Jose Pablo Cantillo

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 6.9

Age limit:
18+

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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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