Movies like The Butterfly Effect 2

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The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006)
 4.5
 34K
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, twists and turns, sexy, idiotic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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, profanity, underwear, death, prison, gay, friendship, blonde, alcohol, amnesia, photograph, homosexuality, hallucination, lust ...
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, twists and turns and suspense films with plots about time travel, twists & turns, storytelling, catastrophe, destiny, dialogue and first contact mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Butterfly Effect 2: Primer (2004), The Sticky Fingers of Time (1997), Repeaters (2010), Frequency (2016), Project Almanac (2015). 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: mind bending, psychological, philosophical, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, twists & turns, life philosophy, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, psychology, child abuse, memory, diary, altering history, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.9
 94K
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: twists and turns, surreal, tricky, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, inventor, time machine, experiment gone awry, parallel universe, inventions and discoveries, couple relations, friends, crumbling relationship, dishonesty, scientist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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: twists and turns, mind bending, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, murder, serial killer, investigation, bathtub, bear trap, diary, fire, recession, nudity (full frontal - brief), supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1990s, 90s ...
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, non-linear, experimental, contemplative ...
Plot: time travel, haunted by the past, journalism, radiation, gays and lesbians, writer's life, imaginary, bisexuality, female director, changing the past or future, lesbian interest, jealousy ...
Time: future, 90s, 50s
Place: nevada, usa, san francisco
⇓ 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, tense, psychological, clever, surreal ...
Plot: addiction, time travel, group of friends, time loop, introspection, redemption, rehabilitation, hopes, life is a bitch, youth, imaginary, drug addict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 12K
Frequency (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Detective Raimy Sullivan is stunned when a voice suddenly crackles through her father’s old, long-broken ham radio – it’s Frank Sullivan, somehow transmitting over the airwaves and through the decades from 1996. Separated by twenty years, ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, investigation, police detective, father daughter relationship, danger, destiny, ham radio, murder, redemption, serial killer, twists & turns ...
Time: year 1996, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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, time paradox, teenage life, time, high school, friendship, teenager, time loop, youth, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2014 ...
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, woodstock
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 472K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
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, mind bending, suspenseful, captivating, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, destiny, bomb, save the day, imaginary, suspicion, terrorism, danger, alternate reality, parallel universe ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.3
 98K
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, suspenseful, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, radio, investigation, sent to the past, rescue, murder, family relations, hopes, haunted by the past, serial killer, baseball ...
Time: future, 21st century, 60s, 2000s, 90s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 521K
Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, thought provoking, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, hitman, destiny, on the run, organized crime, sent to the past, mafia, violence, self sacrifice, imaginary ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, shanghai, kansas, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 40K
Time Lapse (2014)
Genre: Horror, 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, twists and turns, suspense, cerebral ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, time paradox, parallel universe, plot twist, paranoia, gambling, death threat, camera, twists & turns, photograph, greed ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 241K
Predestination (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time paradox, time machine, time loop, changing the past or future, destiny, sent to the past, mysterious character, terrorism, mission, transsexual, special agents ...
Time: 20th century, year 1985, year 1992, year 1970, 90s ...
Place: usa, new york, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 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: mind bending, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: time travel, dealing with death, performer's life, couples, family relations, righting the wronged, life turned upside down, father daughter relationship, doppelganger, barefoot woman, male nudity, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 145K
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, stylized, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: foreknowledge, psychic, changing the past or future, destiny, supernatural ability, danger, save the day, chase, car chase, terrorism, couple relations, hostage ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 55K
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: twist ending, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, time loop, disorder, mysterious character, threat, stalking, chases and races, plot twist, surrealism, scientist, ordinary person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 10K
Synchronicity (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In this mind-bending 'Sci-Fi Noir' a daring physicist folds time to travel into the past, trying to stop a mysterious woman from stealing his invention. But once there, he uncovers a surprising truth about the machine, the woman, and his ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, surprise ending, tricky, twist ending ...
Plot: time travel, parallel universe, time loop, time machine, scientist, investor, alternate reality, repeated scene, science, travel, twists & turns, life & death ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 71K
Premonition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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: psychological, mind bending, surprise ending, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: destiny, time loop, alternate reality, time travel, dealing with death, psychic, starting over, foreknowledge, death, loss of spouse, couples, housewife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 6K
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, serious, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, time machine, crimes, serial killer, witnessing a crime, race against time, deadly, nothing goes right, chases and races, murder, time loop ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: texas, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, supernatural, end of the world, surrealism, adaptation, life philosophy, storytelling, creativity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.2
 67K
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, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, assassination, kennedy assassination, time, time traveler, surveillance, murder, conspiracy, twists & turns, historical event, altering history ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 50s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, thought provoking, tense, ambiguous ending, enigmatic ...
Plot: manipulation, cult leader, journalist, uncover truth, working undercover, religions or cults, manipulations, cult, exploit, haunted by the past, society, filmmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 286K
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, investigation, terrorism, deja vu, police investigation, danger, special agents, foreknowledge, twists & turns, shooting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, serious, atmospheric, psychotronic, cult film ...
Plot: time machine, time travel, jack the ripper, museum, serial killer, culture clash, fish out of water, romance, adventure, changing the past or future, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 20th century, victorian, victorian england ...
Place: san francisco, london, california, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Dead Zone (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A young man awakens from a six-year coma with the ability to see into peoples futures. This is the first two episodes of the television series.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic
Plot: coma, car accident, supernatural, haunted by the past, stalking, danger, destiny, afterlife, supernatural ability, who done it, changing the past or future, crimes ...
Time: year 1976
Place: vietnam, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.7
 38K
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, existence paradox, virus, sent to the past, plague, apocalypse, chaos, epidemic, save the world, post apocalypse, race against time ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: airplane, time travel, air disaster, catastrophe, time warp, investigation, collision, sole survivor, paradox, airport, investigator, scientist ...
Time: future, year 1963
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.0
 722K
Donnie Darko (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, 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, mind bending, atmospheric, surreal, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: insanity, time travel, social misfits, supernatural ability, hallucination, society, suburbs, hallucinations, teenage life, supernatural, time loop, imaginary ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, future
Place: usa, virginia, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 1K
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: captivating, twists and turns, intense, tense, suspense ...
Plot: time travel, terrorism, danger, changing the past or future, heroic mission, time machine, foreknowledge, special agents, crimes, investigation, surveillance, attack ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.5
 3K
Slipstream (2005)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa, Zambia, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A scientist plots a bank robbery based around his newest invention -- a time travel gadget that will send its user 10 minutes into the past. Everything goes according to plan, until he encounters a group of thieves who've planned their heist ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, hostage, on the run, heroes, rivalry, disorder, danger, crime gone awry, heist, bank, race against time, changing the past or future ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.9
 54K
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, time machine, martial arts, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, heroic mission, danger, politics, imaginary, violence ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1860s, 19th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%