Movies like Parallels

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Parallels (2015)
 6.1
 14K
Parallels (2015)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An underground MMA fighter must confront his sister and his past in an adventure through parallel universes
Style: suspense, twists and turns, futuristic, intense, enigmatic, cliffhanger, bad ending, complex, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parallel universe, plot twist, nuclear bomb, mystery, distopia, teleportation, survival, clones, apocalypse, family, betrayal, multiverse, post apocalypse, abduction, elevator, getting home, gunshot, death of mother, knocked out, mob of reporters, cityscape, office building, time travel, alternate reality, alternate universe ...
Time: future
Place: california

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Most similar movies to Parallels

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out futuristic, exciting, serious and suspense films with plots about catastrophe, destiny, post apocalypse, survival, dialogue, distopia and mentor mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Parallels: ARQ (2016), Synchronicity (2015), Earthtastrophe (2016), Defense Condition 4 (1985), The Maze Runner (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 35K
ARQ (2016)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two old friends living in a dystopic future become trapped in a mysterious time loop — one that may have something to do with an ongoing battle between an omnipotent corporation and a ragtag band of rebels.
Style: enigmatic, tense, futuristic, suspense, twist ending ...
Plot: time loop, time travel, parallel universe, post apocalyptic, memory, post apocalypse, devastation, technology, survival, existentialism, twists & turns, catastrophe ...
Time: future
⇓ 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, scientist, time machine, investor, alternate reality, repeated scene, science, travel, twists & turns, life & death ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 976
Earthtastrophe (2016)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In a white hot flash of light, and with no warning, one minute our moon is there, the next it's gone. Then, a second flash. And that's the last thing anyone on Earth can remember. 11 months later, it's not post- apocalyptic; it's ...
Style: disturbing, exciting, bleak, tense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, catastrophe, post apocalypse, wormhole, danger, future dystopia, life is a bitch, rescue, chases and races, society, adventure ...
Time: future, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Defense Condition 4 (1985)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two men and a woman circle the globe in a satellite armed with a nuclear device. The third world war breaks out, and a few months later the satellite crashes. They survive the crash but one man gets killed by survivors and the other man gets caught. ...
Style: exciting, serious, bleak, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, catastrophe, adventure, teenage life, future dystopia, heroes, danger, imaginary, chases and races, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The first Cylon war has been raging for 10 years and a young Ensign William Adama joins the fleet. He's disappointed not to be assigned to a fighter but to a freighter, and his co-pilot isn't too keen on having a rookie flying his aircraft ...
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, outer space, space opera, escapades, androids and robots, space travel, adventure, space and aliens, battles, heroic mission, heroes, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The fifth and final episode in the Planet of the Apes series. After the collapse of human civilization, a community of intelligent apes led by Caesar lives in harmony with a group of humans. Gorilla General Aldo tries to cause an ape civil war and a ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: post apocalypse, revolution, radiation, battles, monkey, ape, rebellion, survival, adventure, distopia, rivalry, imaginary ...
Time: future, 2000s, 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 416K
The Maze Runner (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, adventure, maze, imaginary, apocalypse, trapped, youth, society, distopia, memory loss, young heroes, future dystopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Scorch Trials (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, survival, maze, post apocalypse, adventure, imaginary, young heroes, immunity, danger, confined, on the run, resistance ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The world is shocked by the appearance of two talking chimpanzees, who arrived mysteriously in a U.S. spacecraft. They become the toast of society; but one man believes them to be a threat to the human race.
Style: serious, suspenseful, touching, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: time travel, astronaut, distopia, nuclear holocaust, breeding, on the run, spacecraft, teasing, cell, chimpanzee, pacifism, archaeologist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future, year 1973, 18th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pacific ocean, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.1
 12K
Air (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the near future, breathable air is nonexistent. Virtually all of humanity has disappeared, and those chosen to reestablish society reside in a controlled state of suspended animation. Two engineers tasked with guarding the last hope for mankind ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, suspense, dark, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: bunker, isolation, survival, distopia, apocalypse, humanity, contamination, science, freezing, laboratory, save the world, alternate reality ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 23K
The Black Hole (1979)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The explorer craft U.S.S. Palomino is returning to Earth after a fruitless 18-month search for extra-terrestrial life when the crew comes upon a supposedly lost ship, the magnificent U.S.S. Cygnus, hovering near a black hole. The ship is controlled ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, black hole, mad scientist, adventure, astronaut, killer robot, space station, escapades, danger, heroic mission, robot ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Terminator Salvation (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: All grown up in post-apocalyptic 2018, John Connor must lead the resistance of humans against the increasingly dominating militaristic robots. But when Marcus Wright appears, his existence confuses the mission as Connor tries to determine whether ...
Style: futuristic, serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, apocalypse, dystopic future, man versus machine, post apocalypse, androids and robots, save the world, army, killer robot, technology gone awry, cyberpunk, destiny ...
Time: future, year 2003, 2000s, near future, 2010s
Place: san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 103K
Paycheck (2003)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Michael Jennings is a genius who's hired – and paid handsomely – by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he's incapable of breaching security. But at the end of a ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: memory loss, frame up, mystery, on the run, time travel, chase, danger, ambition, dishonesty, imaginary, investigation, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, freedom, chosen one, alternate reality, virtual reality, warrior, save the world, fighting the system, heroes, precognition ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar, the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity.
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, distopia, monkey, ape, time travel, space and aliens, astronaut, survival, life is a bitch, imaginary, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future, year 1991, 80s ...
Place: usa, tokyo, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 369K
In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, serious, philosophical, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, distopia, dystopic future, society, time, race against time, fighting the system, on the run, love and romance, class differences, social differences ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The crew of an atomic submarine battle to save the world from global destruction.
Style: suspenseful, serious, talky, futuristic, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, submarine, survival, moral dilemma, rescue, betrayal, nuclear missile, heroic mission, danger, underwater, save the world, daring rescue ...
Time: future, frogman, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Six months after the events depicted in The Matrix, Neo has proved to be a good omen for the free humans, as more and more humans are being freed from the matrix and brought to Zion, the one and only stronghold of the Resistance. Neo himself has ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, philosophical, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, alternate reality, post apocalypse, man versus machine, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, chosen one, mind control, precognition, save the world, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.
Style: mind bending, philosophical, thought provoking, cerebral, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, chosen one, distopia, man versus machine, alternate reality, hacker, existentialism, virtual reality, save the world, imaginary ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Time Machine (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Plot: time machine, time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, haunted by the past, imaginary, loneliness, survival, escapades, hopes, society, apocalypse ...
Time: future, 19th century, 2030s, 1890s, near future ...
Place: new york, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 180K
Waterworld (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a futuristic world where the polar ice caps have melted and made Earth a liquid planet, a beautiful barmaid rescues a mutant seafarer from a floating island prison. They escape, along with her young charge, Enola, and sail off aboard his ship. ...
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, post apocalypse, adventure, ocean, post apocalyptic, future dystopia, dystopic future, rescue, sailing, sailboat, ocean or sea ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 2.8
 539
Gangland (2001)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, an evil pack of outlaws is systematically turning civilians into prisoners and slaves. Worse yet, the spread of a terrifying deadly flesh-eating virus threatens to destroy all of humanity. As good and evil ...
Style: futuristic, rough, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, danger, against humanity, good versus evil, life is a bitch, deadly, save the world, plague, apocalypse, survival, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.8
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After Earth (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, spacecraft, danger, adventure, survival, apocalypse, heroic mission, parents and children, human in outer space, young heroes, post apocalypse, real life father and son playing father and son ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Ultimate Warrior (1975)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Only a few people still live in New York in 2015. They are organized in gangs with their own turf. One of them is led by Baron, another one by Carrot, and they are constantly at war with each other.
Style: exciting, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, pregnancy, gang, gangsters, apocalypse, post apocalypse, distopia, deadly, rivalry, danger, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Battlefield Earth (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the year 3000, man is no match for the Psychlos, a greedy, manipulative race of aliens on a quest for ultimate profit. Led by the powerful Terl, the Psychlos are stripping Earth clean of its natural resources, using the broken remnants of ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, post apocalypse, survival, danger, good versus evil, mining, heroic mission, heroes, rivalry, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
 352K
2012 (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, sentimental, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, catastrophe, tsunami, natural disaster, forces of nature, human existence, foreknowledge, demolished city, vestiges of humanity, destruction, evacuation ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2009, 2010s, year 2012 ...
Place: big ben london, tibet, pasadena california, paris france, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Planet of the Apes (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led ...
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized ...
Plot: slavery, wormhole, space travel, astronaut, time travel, future dystopia, space station, adventure, alternate reality, survival, danger, parallel world ...
Time: future, 2000s, year 2001, 2020s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Phoenix the Warrior (1988)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Big hair, big guns, big personalities, and a serious lack of wardrobe. She-Wolves of the Wasteland, a post-apocalyptic story that features women--lots and lots of women--who leave little to the imagination as they battle each other in various ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, futuristic, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, save the world, survival, danger, lone wolves, rivalry, chaos, apocalypse, pregnancy, sword fight, women, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: It's been 10 years since John Connor saved Earth from Judgment Day, and he's now living under the radar, steering clear of using anything Skynet can trace. That is, until he encounters T-X, a robotic assassin ordered to finish what T-1000 ...
Style: exciting, serious, intense, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, man versus machine, apocalypse, chaos, chase, killer robot, artificial intelligence, robot, manhunt, terminator, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2030s ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
 99K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, adventure, alien invasion, survival, danger, obsessive quest, tsunami, alien, space and aliens, chaos, ufo ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, ohio, bangkok thailand, london, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%