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The page is a list of fictions which inspired by the Terminator franchise.


  • Alien Terminator (1995): Related in name only and involves a robotic alien creation going around exterminating civilians. [1]
  • "Almost Human" (2013-2014): Short-lived TV series with elements of Terminator, Minority Report, Robocop, Die Hard, The Bourne Identity and Blade Runner. [2]
  • American Cyborg: Steel Warrior [3] [4] [5] [6]
  • Assassin (1986) [7]
  • Automatic: 1995 mash-up of Terminator and Die Hard. [8] [9] [10]


  • "Battlestar Galactica" (2004): Reimagining that has the Cylon villains bare some resemblance to the Terminators. The original show was also cited as being a blatant Star Wars rip-off. Ironically, Terminator: Salvation, the fourth film in the franchise, has also been noted as borrowing from this rebooted series. [11] [12] [13] [14] [15]



  • Death Machine: 1994 action-horror thriller with many elements similar to Terminator, Aliens and Die Hard. [53] [54] [55] [56] [57] [58]
  • Dead by Midnight [59] [60]


  • Eliminators (1986) [61] [62]
  • Enthiran [63]
  • Eve of Destruction [64] [65] [66]
  • Evolver: Virtual science fiction film that references The Terminator, Robocop, The Last Starfighter, Weird Science, C.H.O.M.P.S. and Short Circuit 1 and 2. [67] [68]
  • The Expendables 2: In this homage to 80s and 90s action films, there are various references to Arnold Schwarzenegger as well as his signature Terminator role. [69]


  • Future War (1997): Low-budget direct-to-video film infamous for being featured on the long-running movie-mocking comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000. The film itself is virtually a mash-up of Terminator and Jurassic Park. [70] [71] [72] [73]


  • Hands of Steel (1986) [74] [75][76] [77]
  • Hardware (1990): Acclaimed indie science fiction thriller noted as containing many of the same elements and aspects to Alien and Terminator. [78][79] [80] [81]
  • Heatseeker [82] [83] [84]
  • The Hit List (2011): Action thriller that rips off scenes from the 2004 crime thriller Collateral and concludes with a police station shoot-out very similar to the original Terminator film. [85] [86] [87]
  • Hologram Man: Another PM Entertainment Group Action-SciFi film that's a mash-up of Demolition Man, Virtuosity, Terminator, Speed and Lethal Weapon. [88] [89] [90]





  • "Mann & Machine": Short-lived Action-SciFi-Comedy series co-starring Yancy Butler. [101] [102]



  • Omega Doom: Yojimbo meets Terminator. [112]



  • Returner [124] [125] [126]
  • R.O.T.O.R.: A Texas-produced movie notable for bearing resemblances to both Robocop and Terminator. [127]
  • Russian Terminator (A.K.A. Russian Ninja) [128] [129]


  • Shocking Dark (A.K.A. Terminator II or Alienators): Italian production by rip-off artist Bruno Mattei that is another cyborg post-apocalyptic tale and was distributed using the Terminator related-in-name only marketing hoax. [130]
  • Soldier: Another mixture of Star Wars and Terminator by the screenwriter of Blade Runner. [131]
  • Solo: Terminator meets Predator. [132]





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