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The Hunger Games is an American science fiction adventure film series written by Suzanne Collins and directed by Gary Ross, Francis Lawrence, and unit director Nina Jacobson. The first movie, “The Hunger Games” was released on March 23rd, 2012. Based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins, it stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, a 16-year-old living in District 12 of Panem. It received widely positive reviews from critics who praised its visuals and performances but criticized its lack of action scenes.

The series was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture – Drama; Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama (Jennifer Lawrence); and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Woody Harrelson). It has currently grossed over $802 million worldwide.  

Although Mockingjay Part 2 may have been a bit less action-packed than Catching Fire and the first movie, it still did an amazing job at wrapping up this epic series in one sweet package. With memorable performances from Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen) and Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), there’s a lot of tear-jerking moments as well as laugh-out-loud scenes. The last film brings the series full circle and gives some sense of closure for those who have been with these characters from the beginning.

This movie is definitely one that has everything. Great directing, an intriguing plot, good acting by everyone involved, and just enough twists to keep it interesting without startling you too much. I would give this movie a 9/10 overall simply because nothing is ever perfect. It also helps that there are 3 parts to the story and that it is a very popular book series.

Now, if you’re looking for something similar to The Hunger Games Trilogy, look no further as we have compiled some of the most popular movie titles worth for you to look at, here: 

The 5th Wave

The 5th wave is a 2016 American science fiction film directed by J. Blakeson and written by Susannah Grant, Akiva Goldsman, and Jeff Pinkner. It is based on the novel of the same name by Rick Yancey. The film stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Ron Livingston, Maggie Siff, Alex Roe, Maria Bello, and Liev Schreiber. After an alien invasion wipes out most of the human race, Cassie (Moretz) is on the run from the ruthless aliens who are hunting her down.

She soon meets up with a young man named Evan (Robinson) and together they must find a way to survive in a world that has been completely taken over by the aliens. The 5th wave was generally well-received by movie critics. However, it failed to make a significant impact at the box office and grossed only $109 million worldwide against its $38 million budget. 

Divergent

The movie Divergent is based on the novel of the same name by Veronica Roth. It was released on March 21, 2014, in the United States. The story is set in a future world where society has been divided into five factions: Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Dauntless, and Erudite. At the age of 16, all young people must choose which faction they will belong to for the rest of their lives.

Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is born into Abnegation but chooses to leave her family and join Dauntless. Along with her new friends, she must complete a series of challenges in order to become a full-fledged member of the faction. Soon, Tris discovers that she is Divergent and must keep this a secret at all costs.

As the Dauntless become more and more militant, Tris finds herself in danger from those who want to eliminate all Divergents. The cast includes Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Zoë Kravitz, Maggie Q, and Jai Courtney. The movie was directed by Neil Burger. It grossed $288 million worldwide. It was generally well-received by critics. Based on 22 reviews collected by the Rotten Tomatoes website, the movie has a 73% “fresh” rating. Metacritic gave it a score of 61 out of 100 based on 15 reviews. 

I Am Number Four

I Am Number Four is a science fiction action film directed by D. J. Caruso and starring Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Dianna Agron, and Callan McAuliffe. The screenplay by Marti Noxon is based on the novel of the same name by Pittacus Lore. The script was written by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, and Marti Noxon based on an original screen story of James Frey and Jobie Hughes.

It was produced by Michael Bay, Don Murphy, and Lynda Obst. The film was released in the United States on February 18, 2011. Alex Pettyfer stars as John Smith, a 14-year-old who is one of nine people from Earth who escaped an alien attack that killed most of the human population. John Smith is Number Four on the list of survivors and is being hunted by the aliens. He goes into hiding with Henri (Timothy Olyphant), who poses as his father.

When John turns 18, he learns he is next on the list to be killed by the aliens. John and Henri travel to Paradise, Ohio, where they meet up with Number Six (Teresa Palmer) and Sarah (Dianna Agron), two other survivors. Together, they try to find the rest of the survivors and stop the aliens.

The film was released in physical media formats, including DVD and Blu-ray, on June 14, 2011. The film opened in second place at the box office behind Shrek Forever After with $19,618,835 from 2,907 theaters with an opening average of $6,519. It dropped to number three the following week with $12,427,688 playing in 2,884 theaters (an increase of 192). The film closed its theatrical run on July 22 having grossed $55 million domestically and $144 million worldwide against its $60 million budget.

Those are some of the most popular movie titles that have similar concepts and ideas to The Hunger Games Trilogy. Which movies are you most excited about? 

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