Movies like The Butterfly Effect 2

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The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006)
 4.5
 33K
The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After his girlfriend, Julie and two best friends are killed in a tragic auto accident, Nick struggles to cope with his loss and grief. Suffering from migraine-like seizures, Nick soon discovers that he has the power to change the past via his memories. However, his time-traveling attempts to alter the past and save his one true love have unexpected and dire consequences.
Style: mind bending, serious, suspenseful, awful, bad ending, ridiculous, sexy, idiotic, suspense, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, destiny, changing the past or future, sent to the past, suicide, supernatural, couple relations, supernatural ability, hopes, haunted by the past, couples, imaginary, underwear, death, prison, gay, friendship, blonde, alcohol, amnesia, homosexuality, lust, unplanned pregnancy, birthday present, death of girlfriend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future

Most similar movies to The Butterfly Effect 2

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, clever and suspense films with plots about time travel, imaginary, twists & turns, storytelling, mentor, technology and dialogue mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Butterfly Effect 2: Primer (2004), Repeaters (2010), Project Almanac (2015), Source Code (2011), Frequency (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, suspense, dramatic ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, haunted by the past, twists & turns, supernatural ability, life philosophy, diary, psychology, child abuse, altering history, memory, hypnosis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 91K
Primer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Friends and fledgling entrepreneurs invent a device in their garage which reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it, but they discover that it has some highly unexpected capabilities - ones that could enable them to do and to have ...
Style: surreal, talky, clever, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, inventions and discoveries, time machine, parallel universe, crumbling relationship, friends, couple relations, experiment gone awry, dishonesty, technology gone awry, scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009)
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story revolves around a man trying to uncover the mysterious death of his girlfriend and save an innocent man from the death chamber in the process, by using his unique power to time travel. However in attempting to do this, he also frees a ...
Style: mind bending, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, murder, serial killer, investigation, bear trap, diary, fire, recession, bathtub, who done it, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 2000s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 6K
Repeaters (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A gritty mind-bending thriller about three twenty-somethings who find themselves in an impossible time labyrinth, where each day they awaken to the same terrifying day as the preceding one.
Style: mind bending, psychological, serious, clever, surreal ...
Plot: addiction, group of friends, time travel, introspection, time loop, life is a bitch, hopes, imaginary, youth, rehabilitation, redemption, liquor store ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Project Almanac (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, teenage life, time, high school, friendship, teenager, youth, life turned upside down, top secret, teenage love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2004 ...
Place: usa, woodstock, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 457K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables ...
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, captivating, mind bending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, destiny, bomb, suspicion, save the day, terrorism, train, nuclear threat, imaginary, parallel universe ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, afghanistan, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 95K
Frequency (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a rare phenomenon gives police officer John Sullivan the chance to speak to his father, 30 years in the past, he takes the opportunity to prevent his dad's tragic death. After his actions inadvertently give rise to a series of brutal ...
Style: psychological, serious, sentimental, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, radio, investigation, sent to the past, rescue, murder, haunted by the past, hopes, serial killer, firefighter, baseball ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 229K
Predestination (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has ...
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, surprise ending, clever, stylized ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time machine, time paradox, sent to the past, destiny, time loop, bar, mysterious character, terrorism, mission, gender bending ...
Time: 20th century, year 1964, year 1992, year 1981, year 1945 ...
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Sticky Fingers of Time (1997)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A 1950s author (Terumi Matthews) is transported to 1990s Brooklyn, where she meets a woman (Nicole Zaray) who reads about her life.
Style: stylized, sexy, serious, mind bending, art house ...
Plot: time travel, haunted by the past, radiation, writer's life, imaginary, gays and lesbians, journalism, bisexuality, changing the past or future, murder, flashback, jealousy ...
Time: future, 90s, 50s
Place: nevada, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 38K
Time Lapse (2014)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures 24 hours into the future and conspire to use it for personal gain, until disturbing and dangerous images begin to develop.
Style: suspenseful, twist ending, suspense, tricky, enigmatic ...
Plot: time travel, time paradox, parallel universe, time machine, plot twist, camera, gambling, paranoia, twists & turns, death threat, greed, stupidity ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 506K
Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a ...
Style: tense, futuristic, exciting, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, destiny, hitman, on the run, organized crime, sent to the past, mafia, violence, self sacrifice, tragedy ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, shanghai china, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 104K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.
Style: psychological, surreal, enigmatic, mind bending, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, supernatural ability, supernatural, haunted by the past, mental institution, time loop, memory loss, psychology, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, murder, experiment ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 5K
The Door (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A successful artist loses control of his life after his young daughter's death. A chance for a new start appears, but all is not what it seems.
Style: atmospheric, serious, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: time travel, dealing with death, couples, life turned upside down, righting the wronged, family relations, female nudity, supernatural, barefoot woman, doppelganger, sex scene, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 141K
Next (2007)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret which torments him: he can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies ...
Style: mind bending, exciting, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: foreknowledge, psychic, changing the past or future, destiny, danger, supernatural ability, save the day, chase, car chase, terrorism, time travel, couple relations ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.2
 62K
11.22.63 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An English teacher travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but discovers he is attached to the life he has made in a bygone era.
Style: stylized, suspense, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, assassination, surveillance, kennedy assassination, murder, escapades, time, conspiracy, historical event, period piece, time traveler ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 50s, year 1963, future
Place: usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 5K
Retroactive (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A psychiatrist makes multiple trips through time to save a woman that was murdered by her brutal husband.
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, psychological ...
Plot: changing the past or future, time machine, time travel, crimes, serial killer, witnessing a crime, race against time, deadly, chases and races, nothing goes right, murder, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: texas, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 53K
Timecrimes (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences.
Style: suspenseful, twist ending, exciting, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, disorder, threat, mysterious character, stalking, chases and races, surrealism, scientist, time loop, ordinary person, plot twist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 705K
Donnie Darko (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, captivating, interesting ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: insanity, social misfits, time travel, supernatural ability, time loop, hallucinations, teenage life, supernatural, imaginary, society, morality, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: virginia, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Rewind (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Revolves around a team of military field operatives and civilian scientists who must use untested technology to travel back in time to alter past events in order to change the future and avoid a devastating terrorist attack. Feature length pilot for ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: time travel, terrorism, heroes, changing the past or future, imaginary, heroic mission, danger, time machine
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sound of My Voice (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A journalist and his girlfriend get pulled in while they investigate a cult whose leader claims to be from the future.
Style: psychological, tense, thought provoking, ambiguous ending, enigmatic ...
Plot: cult leader, journalist, working undercover, uncover truth, religions or cults, manipulations, cult, society, exploit, filmmaking, haunted by the past, amnesia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 6K
Millennium (1989)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster discovers the involvement of an organisation of time travellers from a future Earth irreparably polluted who seek to rejuvenate the human race from those about to die in the past. Based on a ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, bleak, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: airplane, time travel, time warp, robot, collision, investigation, airport, sole survivor, investigator, scientist, paradox, space travel ...
Time: future, year 1963
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 70K
Premonition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A depressed housewife who learns her husband was killed in a car accident the day previously, awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home, and then awakens the day after to a world in which he is still dead.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: destiny, time travel, time loop, psychic, dealing with death, starting over, foreknowledge, loss of spouse, couples, housewife, memory loss, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Time After Time (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The Wildest Chase Of The Century! London 1893 is home to a killer with a macabre nickname... and also to a visionary genius who would write The Time Machine. But what if H.G. Wells' invention wasn't fiction? And what if Jack the Ripper ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, psychotronic, tense ...
Plot: time machine, time travel, museum, serial killer, culture clash, fish out of water, romance, adventure, jack the ripper, existence paradox, danger, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, victorian, 70s, victorian england ...
Place: san francisco, california, london, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 1K
Final (2001)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Waking up in a nearly empty room, Bill has strange recollections of his father's death and a car crash, and occasional paranoid delusions. Ann, a psychologist, tries to help him make sense of it all.
Style: witty, serious, psychological, mind bending, atmospheric
Plot: mental institution, future dystopia, mystery, doctors and patients, society, power relations, sent to the future, time travel, imaginary, life is a bitch, amnesia, tequila ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 52K
Timecop (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who has a tie to his past.
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, martial arts, time machine, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, heroic mission, politics, danger, imaginary, violence ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1860s, 19th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 279K
Deja Vu (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, suspense, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, investigation, changing the past or future, terrorism, police investigation, foreknowledge, time loop, danger, deja vu, special agents, shooting, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.6
 13K
S. Darko (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: S. Darko follows Samantha Darko, the younger sister of Donnie, the protagonist of Donnie Darko, and her friend Corey. On their way to California, their car breaks down, forcing them to wait in a small town until it is fixed. While there, Samantha ...
Style: surreal, gothic, serious, psychological, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, small town, stranded, imaginary, best friends, existentialism, supernatural, end of the world, surrealism, adaptation, life philosophy, storytelling ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 4K
Riley Rewind (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A high school girl named Riley has the ability to travel back in time and uses this power to save her friend who commits suicide.
Style: suspenseful, offbeat, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: changing the past or future, high school, time travel, supernatural, high school life, teenage life, supernatural ability, imaginary, teacher, bomb, best friends, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 37K
12 Monkeys (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: The provocative story of Cole, a time traveler from a decimated future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he journeys from 2043 to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate ...
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, tense, intense, suspense ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, sent to the past, plague, apocalypse, existence paradox, chaos, save the world, heroic mission, race against time, future dystopia, deadly ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.8
 270K
About Time (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, true love, sent to the past, couple relations, romance, life philosophy, lovers, family secret, encounter, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, future
Place: london, england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%