Movies like The Philadelphia Experiment

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The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)
 6.1
 13K
The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on an "actual event" that took place in 1943. About a US Navy Destroyer Escort that disappeared from the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and sent two men 40 years into the future to 1984.
Style: suspenseful, serious, based on supposedly true story, futuristic, exciting, suspense, surprise ending, bad ending, clever, interesting ...
Plot: time travel, chase, experiment, laboratory, adventure, experiment gone awry, danger, heroic mission, chases and races, crimes, heroes, disorder, invisibility, intelligence, kidnapping, elevator, battleship, gas station, soldier, husband wife relationship, urban legend, time loop, justice, alternate universe, getting home ...
Time: 20th century, future, 40s, year 1943, 1940s, year 1984, 80s
Place: california, nevada, usa, philadelphia, arizona

Most similar movies to The Philadelphia Experiment

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, suspenseful and futuristic films with plots about danger, chase, adventure, heroes, race against time, dialogue and imaginary mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Philadelphia Experiment: The Andromeda Strain (1971), Timeline (2003), Time After Time (1979), The Final Countdown (1980), Lost in Space (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Philadelphia Experiment (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In 'The Philadelphia Experiment', a secret government research project tries reviving the World War II "Philadelphia Experiment," which was an attempt to create a cloaking device to render warships invisible. When the experiment ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, experiment gone awry, adventure, technology gone awry, danger, invisibility, government facility, chaos, disorder, death threat, force field, plane crash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When virtually all of the residents of Piedmont, New Mexico, are found dead after the return to Earth of a space satellite, the head of the US Air Force's Project Scoop declares an emergency. A group of eminent scientists led by Dr. Jeremy ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: science, plague, laboratory, race against time, survival, deadly virus, cure, heroic mission, chases and races, danger, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s, future
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 58K
Timeline (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A group of archaeological students become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve their professor. The group must survive in 14th century France long enough to be rescued.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: time travel, knight, changing the past or future, time machine, danger, fish out of water, adventure, teleportation, father son relationship, race against time, heroic mission, political unrest ...
Time: contemporary, middle ages, 21st century, 20th century, future
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, cult film, psychotronic ...
Plot: time machine, time travel, museum, serial killer, culture clash, fish out of water, romance, adventure, jack the ripper, love and romance, rescue, existence paradox ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, victorian, 70s, victorian england ...
Place: san francisco, california, london, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Final Countdown (1980)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1980, the US Navy's most powerful warship, the USS Nimitz, is caught in a storm during routine manoeuvres in the Pacific. Enveloped by a strange green light, the ship passes through a vortex and when they emerge, their communications have ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: time travel, military, changing the past or future, adventure, race against time, heroic mission, war, airplane, military life, seaport, battles, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941 ...
Place: pearl harbor, pacific ocean, hawaii, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, stylized, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, chase, rescue, adventure, mad scientist, alien invasion, experiment gone awry, imaginary, danger, superhero, disorder, music band ...
Time: 80s, year 1938, 1930s, future
Place: new jersey, hong kong, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.2
 67K
Lost in Space (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The prospects for continuing life on Earth in the year 2058 are grim. So the Robinsons are launched into space to colonize Alpha Prime, the only other inhabitable planet in the galaxy. But when a stowaway sabotages the mission, the Robinsons find ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, surprise ending, surreal, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: time travel, space travel, save the world, outer space, space and aliens, adventure, terrorism, escapades, heroes, danger, heroic mission, rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, danger, politics, imaginary, violence ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1860s, 2000s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 4.3
 817
Time Runner (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During the alien invasion of 2022, one man flees through a wormhole to 1992, where attempt after attempt is made to catch and kill him.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, soldier, danger, wormhole, adventure, imaginary, heroic mission, escapades, rescue, one man army, survival ...
Time: future, 90s, year 1992, 1990s, 2020s ...
Place: usa, seattle washington, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, serious, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, time machine, crimes, serial killer, witnessing a crime, race against time, chases and races, nothing goes right, deadly, murder, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: texas, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Black Hole (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's 2 A.M. in St. Louis when a routine scientific experiment goes terribly wrong and an explosion shakes the city. A scientific team investigates, clashing with an intergalactic, voltage-devouring creature that vaporizes them.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: scientist, creature, danger, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, save the world, survival, deadly, chaos, heroic mission, escapades, black hole ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 4K
Marooned (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After spending several months in an orbiting lab, three astronauts prepare to return to earth only to find their rockets wont fire. After initially thinking they might have to abandon them in orbit, NASA decides to launch a daring rescue. Their ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, futuristic ...
Plot: nasa, space travel, rescue, spacewalk, astronaut, race against time, confined, escapades, danger, isolation, survival, self sacrifice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.7
 2K
Supernova (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A international science conference is held in Australia when Dr. Austin Shepard mysteriously disappears Dr. Shepard's colleague, Christopher Richardson and other people are soon faced with the reality of an impending crisis and an attempt to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, apocalypse, survival, danger, race against time, adventure, heroic mission, government agency, save the planet, car accident, astronomer, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia, africa, pentagon, taj mahal, st. louis missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Philadelphia Experiment II (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It is several years after the events of the first movie, and David Herdeg (the survivor of the Philadelphia Experiment from the first film) and Allison (the woman from 1984 he fell in love with) have married and have a child. David awakes, in agony, ...
Style: stylized, serious, mind bending, offbeat, futuristic
Plot: time travel, ak 47, experiment, hopes, changing the past or future, adventure, future dystopia, space and aliens, getting home, supernatural ability, save the world, chases and races ...
Time: 1940s, future, year 1993, year 1984, year 1943
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.2
 15K
Vice (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Julian Michaels has designed the ultimate resort: VICE, where anything goes and the customers can play out their wildest fantasies with artificial inhabitants who look, think and feel like humans. When an artificial becomes self-aware and escapes, ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: a.i., artificial intelligence, androids and robots, resort, virtual reality, danger, imaginary, adventure, chase, on the run, humanoid robot, investigation ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
2103: The Deadly Wake (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Proxate Corporation recruits a boozy former ship captain and offers him a new identity: Sean Murdoch. His job: to take charge of large ship on one voyage. Once aboard, Murdoch realizes that the ship is a prison ship, and the cargo are criminally ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: ship captain, chase, rivalry, on the run, spacecraft, evil alien, alien encounter, society, redemption, chaos, investigation, hijacking ...
Time: future
Place: nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, teenage life, time, high school, friendship, time paradox, teenager, life turned upside down, youth, time loop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, woodstock
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Borg, a relentless race of cyborgs, are on a direct course for Earth. Violating orders to stay away from the battle, Captain Picard and the crew of the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise E pursue the Borg back in time to prevent the invaders from ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, time travel, first contact, outer space, sent to the past, contact, space opera, scientist, attack, good versus evil, invasion, mind control ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 22K
Impostor (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gary Sinise plays Spencer Olham, a top-secret government weapons designer who is arrested by a clandestine government organization on suspicion of being a clone created by the hostile alien race wanting to take over Earth.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, alien invasion, androids and robots, manhunt, on the run, future dystopia, save the world, crimes, space and aliens, imaginary, rivalry, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, captivating, suspenseful, mind bending, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, destiny, bomb, save the day, suspicion, terrorism, nuclear threat, parallel universe, danger, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, afghanistan, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When an Amacor oil rig in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia proves unproductive, Captain Frank Towns and copilot "A.J." are sent to shut the operation down. However, on their way to Beijing, a major dust storm forces them to ditch their C-119 ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: desert, adventure, survival, rescue, stranded, air disaster, struggle for survival, human nature, danger, getting home, radio, threat ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mongolia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Streets of Fire (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Music, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Raven Shaddock and his gang of merciless biker friends kidnap rock singer Ellen Aim. Ellen's former lover, soldier-for-hire Tom Cody, happens to be passing through town on a visit. In an attempt to save his star act, Ellen's manager hires ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, rough, serious, exciting ...
Plot: rescue, kidnapping, singer, fan, lone hero, rivalry, crimes, danger, woman in danger, motorcycle, abduction, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 8K
Doctor Who (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Seventh Doctor becomes the Eighth. And on the streets of San Francisco – alongside new ally Grace Holloway - he battles the Master.
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, adventure, changing the past or future, clock, heroic mission, escapades, danger, rescue, save the world, space and aliens, obsessive quest, good versus evil ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, contemporary, future, 20th century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Mission to Mars (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When contact is lost with the crew of the first Mars expedition, a rescue mission is launched to discover their fate.
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, futuristic ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, adventure, space station, alien encounter, mars, astronaut, mysterious planet, alien, nasa, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods as they join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, tense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, time travel, changing the past or future, supernatural ability, good versus evil, superhero, danger, superhuman powers, transformation, rivalry, professor, mind control ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 70s, contemporary, 2020s ...
Place: usa, pentagon, china, moscow russia, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 40K
Starman (1984)
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.
Style: touching, offbeat, stylized, serious, road movie ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: alien, on the run, fish out of water, rescue, widow, benign alien, romance, adventure, danger, on the road, supernatural, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., arizona, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: airplane, time travel, time warp, collision, investigation, sole survivor, scientist, paradox, investigator, airport, robot, danger ...
Time: future, year 1963
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 4K
12:01 (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Office employee Barry Thomas is caught in a "time bounce" caused by a glitch in the company's secret project. Now the same day occurs again and again - and Barry's the only one who can do anything about it, including saving the ...
Style: serious, psychological, futuristic, suspenseful
Plot: time travel, prank, murder, time loop, rescue, crimes, chases and races, experiment gone awry, heroes, race against time, danger, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Komodo vs. Cobra (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A team of environmentalists, including a reporter, her camera man, and an environmentalist's famous girlfriend charter a boat and with the captain, sail to a military island. They suspect the island is hosting to illegal activities. Upon ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: giant snake, giant animal, laboratory, island, scientist, experiment gone awry, race against time, dangerous animal, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, rescue, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Back to the Future (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, light, clever ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, mad scientist, chases and races, time machine, inventor, destiny, fish out of water, teenage life, sent to the past, small town ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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