Movies like The Philadelphia Experiment 1984

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The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)
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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, futuristic, exciting, suspense, surprise ending, unusual plot structure, humorous, thought provoking, visually appealing ...
Plot: time travel, chase, experiment gone awry, experiment, laboratory, adventure, danger, heroic mission, chases and races, crimes, heroes, disorder, invisibility, intelligence, world war two, kidnapping, elevator, battleship, gas station, soldier, husband wife relationship, urban legend, justice, alternate universe, getting home ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, future, 40s, 80s, year 1943, year 1984
Place: california, philadelphia, nevada, usa, arizona

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting and futuristic films with plots about danger, adventure, catastrophe, heroes, chase, chases and races and race against time mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Philadelphia Experiment: The Final Countdown (1980), Timeline (2003), Time After Time (1979), Idiocracy (2006), Time Runner (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Final Countdown (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, changing the past or future, world war two, adventure, military, airplane, race against time, heroic mission, war, military life, battles, seaport ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: pearl harbor, pacific ocean, hawaii, japan
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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, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: experiment gone awry, save the day, adventure, technology gone awry, government facility, invisibility, danger, chaos, disorder, death threat, force field, plane crash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: time travel, knight, time machine, archaeology, changing the past or future, danger, fish out of water, medieval, adventure, teleportation, father son relationship, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, middle ages, 21st century, 20th century, 14th century ...
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, jack the ripper, serial killer, fish out of water, culture clash, romance, adventure, danger, deadly, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 20th century, victorian era, victorian ...
Place: san francisco, london, california, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Idiocracy (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: To test its top-secret Human Hibernation Project, the Pentagon picks the most average Americans it can find - an Army private and a prostitute - and sends them to the year 2505 after a series of freak events. But when they arrive, they find a ...
Style: thought provoking, absurd, humorous, not serious, offbeat ...
Plot: stupidity, future dystopia, evolution, satire, society, social decay, dimwit, sent to the future, army, distopia, life turned upside down, hibernation ...
Time: future, year 2005
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ 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, superhero, experiment gone awry, danger, imaginary, disorder, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, year 1938, 1930s, future
Place: new jersey, asia, hong kong, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, mind bending, stylized, futuristic, offbeat
Plot: time travel, world war two, ak 47, experiment, adventure, supernatural, hopes, save the world, danger, escapades, disorder, space travel ...
Time: 1940s, future, 80s, year 1993, year 1984 ...
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.3
 869
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, soldier, changing the past or future, danger, wormhole, imaginary, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, rescue, survival, one man army ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century, year 1992, 20th century ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle washington, seattle
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24%
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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, time loop, crimes, serial killer, witnessing a crime, race against time, deadly, chases and races, nothing goes right, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: texas, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.9
 5K
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, astronaut, spacewalk, race against time, outer space, confined, danger, survival, isolation, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, future
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.9
 56K
Timecop (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: 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, time machine, changing the past or future, martial arts, deadly, heroic mission, danger, dishonesty, crimes, imaginary, politics, violence ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1860s, 2000s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.2
 70K
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, outer space, space and aliens, save the world, adventure, spacecraft, terrorism, heroes, escapades, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: creature, scientist, experiment gone awry, danger, deadly creature, save the world, deadly, chaos, survival, space travel, heroic mission, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Stargate: Continuum (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ba'al travels back in time and prevents the Stargate program from being started. SG-1 must somehow restore history.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, clever, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, space travel, space and aliens, changing the past or future, space wars, good versus evil, adventure, heroic mission, save the world, imaginary, escapades, supernatural ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, 20th century, year 1939, 1930s ...
Place: russia, atlantic ocean, egypt, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, survival, apocalypse, danger, race against time, astronomer, adventure, save the planet, government agency, escapades, heroic mission, universe ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia, africa, taj mahal, pentagon, sydney australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.1
 5K
Looker (1981)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection. The operations are a resounding success. But when someone starts killing his beautiful patients, Dr. Roberts becomes suspicious and ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, model, plastic surgeon, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, mind game, amateur detective, technology gone awry, disorder, conspiracy, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california, beverly hills, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, exciting, light, humorous, clever ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, kids, teen comedy
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, mad scientist, adventure, time machine, scientist, destiny, time paradox, inventor, chases and races, sent to the past, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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, suspenseful, captivating, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, adventure, changing the past or future, clock, space and aliens, heroic mission, danger, escapades, rescue, save the world, regeneration, good versus evil ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, future, contemporary, 20th century ...
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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: suspenseful, futuristic, rough, serious, exciting ...
Plot: evil alien, ship captain, chaos, spacecraft, life is a bitch, imaginary, danger, chase, confined, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, space travel ...
Time: future
Place: nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, absurd, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, time paradox, changing the past or future, time loop, inventions and discoveries, teenager, teenage life, teleportation, high school, teenage love, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2004 ...
Place: usa, woodstock, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: mind bending, futuristic, atmospheric, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, time travel, spacecraft, end of the world, father daughter relationship, time paradox, black hole, heroic mission, expedition, parallel world, space exploration ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, fan, singer, motorcycle, crimes, rivalry, woman in danger, danger, abduction, lone hero, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Terminator Genisys (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The year is 2029. John Connor, leader of the resistance continues the war against the machines. At the Los Angeles offensive, John's fears of the unknown future begin to emerge when TECOM spies reveal a new plot by SkyNet that will attack him ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, time travel, androids and robots, man versus machine, post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, chase, killer robot, heroes, danger, time paradox, human android relationship ...
Time: future, year 2017, year 1984, year 1997, 21st century ...
Place: san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Timestalkers (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Scott, a history professor, becomes involved with two time travelers from the year 2586 after making a discovery in an old photograph. One of the time travelers is determined to change the course of history, the other to stop him. Scott's ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Plot: time travel, anachronism, mad scientist, old west, disorder, terminator, adventure, danger, chases and races, changing the past or future, imaginary, prodigy ...
Time: year 1986, 20th century, 1880s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 3.6
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Scorcher (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The only hope for humanity to survive a natural disaster is to detonate a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, danger, evacuation, apocalypse, race against time, soldier, daring rescue, save the world, government agency, atomic bomb, destiny, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, antarctica, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.0
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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, serious, offbeat, stylized, road movie ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: alien, on the run, rescue, fish out of water, widow, benign alien, romance, adventure, landing, peaceful mission, disorder, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, las vegas, arizona, washington d.c., wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Last Patrol (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a massive earthquake destroys Los Angeles, a new order is formed. But disagreement among the ranks leads to more war and disruption, and The Last Patrol must bring order if there's to be any hope for the future.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: earthquake, rescue, desert, survival, chaos and mayhem, danger, life is a bitch, rivalry, apocalypse, adventure, battle, battles ...
Time: future, near future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Illegal experimentation accidentally rips open a previously unknown hidden magma reserve directly under Manhattan!
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: save the day, survival, danger, rescue, adventure, experiment gone awry, race against time, undercover, catastrophe, forces of nature, disaster film, volcano ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.2
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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, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, alien invasion, manhunt, androids and robots, on the run, cyborgs, save the world, future dystopia, danger, race against time, crimes, imaginary ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, cyborgs, outer space, time travel, teleportation, first contact, sent to the past, space opera, space wars, evil alien, scientist, invasion ...
Time: future, 21st century, 24th century
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%