Directed by Stephen Norrington and written by David S. Goyer, ‘Blade’ follows the titular Blade, a half-vampire, half-mortal man who chooses to become the protector of the mortal race, which causes the evil vampires to wage war against the human race and him. Based on the Marvel comic book series ‘Blade’, created by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colanm, the film stars Wesley Snipes as the titular character; while N’Bushe Wright, Stephen Dorff and Kris Kristofferson share the screen as supporting characters. ‘Blade’ is shot by Dutch cinematographer Theo van de Sande and is edited by Paul Rubell.
‘Blade’ was an important film in the superhero genre. While ‘X-Men’ (2000) and ‘Spiderman’ (2002) are often credited for revitalizing the aforementioned genre, ‘Blade’ was the one which sparked off the wave of change. With gothic visuals and stylized action set pieces, ‘Blade’ is a highly entertaining piece of work. Upon its release, the film received mixed reviews, but was a commercial success, grossing $131.2 million against a budget of $45 million. The commercial success spawned two sequels, titled ‘Blade II’ (2002) and ‘Blade: Trinity’ (2004), thus forming the ‘Blade’ trilogy.
For this article, I have taken into account films which have similar narrative structure and visual style. All these films vary from genres of superhero to science fiction. So, without further ado, here is the list of best movies similar to ‘Blade’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these movies like ‘Blade’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
8. Dredd (2012)
Directed by Pete Travis and written by Alex Garland, ‘Dredd’ is set in a future, where society is torn apart by crime and corruption. To curb the distorted law and order, police have been given the authority to act as the judge, the jury and the executioner. One of the cops, the titular Judge Dredd, teams up with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO, which can completely destroy the social order. The film is adapted from the comic book series of the same name, created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra, but also works as a remake of the much “dreaded” ‘Judge Dredd’ (1995), which stars Sylvester Stallone as the titular executioner. The science fiction action film is powered by the performance of Karl Urban. The movie received positive reviews, with many praising the exciting action sequences, the violence and the narrative developments.