20 Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movies Like The Maze Runner You Need To See

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There are many great sci-fi and fantasy movies like The Maze Runner that share the hit YA adaptation’s dystopian setting, themes of violence, and plucky teen protagonists – or some combination of those three. Adapted from James Dashner’s book series, The Maze Runner revolves around a group of teenagers who are trapped in an intricate maze controlled by their malicious government. It was warmly received by critics, who deemed it to be superior to the majority of young-adult novel adaptations, and it became a hit with audiences, grossing $348 million worldwide (via Box Office Mojo), launching a franchise that continued for two more movies.