Movies like The Philadelphia Experiment

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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 ...
Audience: kids
Plot: time travel, chase, experiment gone awry, experiment, laboratory, adventure, heroic mission, heroes, crimes, disorder, intelligence, world war two, kidnapping, elevator, battleship, gas station, soldier, husband wife relationship, invisibility, urban legend, justice, alternate universe, escapades, getting home, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, future, 80s, year 1943, year 1984, 40s
Place: california, philadelphia, nevada, usa, arizona

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Most similar movies to The Philadelphia Experiment

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, exciting, serious and futuristic films with plots about danger, imaginary, heroes, time travel, adventure, chases and races and heroic mission mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Philadelphia Experiment: The Final Countdown (1980), Timeline (2003), Time Runner (1993), The Black Hole (2006), Time After Time (1979). 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: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, world war two, adventure, military, heroic mission, airplane, race against time, war, battles, military life, aircraft carrier ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1941 ...
Place: pearl harbor, pacific ocean, hawaii, japan
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 5.6
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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, archaeology, time machine, changing the past or future, medieval, fish out of water, adventure, teleportation, father son relationship, race against time, political unrest ...
Time: contemporary, middle ages, 21st century, 14th century, 20th century ...
Place: france, europe
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100%
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: save the day, experiment gone awry, adventure, technology gone awry, government facility, disorder, chaos, death threat, invisibility, force field, plane crash, time travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: futuristic, stylized, mind bending, serious, offbeat
Plot: time travel, world war two, experiment, ak 47, disorder, race against time, save the world, escapades, heroes, supernatural, changing the past or future, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, future, 80s, year 1943, year 1993 ...
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, serious, suspenseful, tense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, soldier, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, rescue, one man army, survival, deception, battles, pregnancy ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, year 1992 ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle
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100%
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: scientist, creature, experiment gone awry, save the world, deadly creature, survival, chaos, escapades, heroic mission, disaster, black hole, space travel ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., st. louis missouri
⇓ 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, atmospheric, serious, psychotronic, tense ...
Plot: time machine, time travel, jack the ripper, museum, serial killer, time loop, culture clash, fish out of water, romance, adventure, graphic violence, disorder ...
Time: victorian era, 70s, 19th century, 20th century, year 1997 ...
Place: san francisco, london, california, usa, europe
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50%
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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: exciting, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: time travel, mad scientist, old west, terminator, disorder, prodigy, adventure, changing the past or future, time traveler, gunfight, car accident, truck ...
Time: year 1986, 20th century, 19th century, 1880s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Termination Point (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Top secret government experiments with time travel have been shut down and declared as too dangerous to continue. The lead scientist has disappeared with the technology and a government manhunt is underway. When his name appears on an airline ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, secret agents, save the world, alien encounter, adventure, manhunt, on the run, undercover, space and aliens, escapades, race against time, experiment gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, hostage, heroes, rivalry, on the run, crime gone awry, race against time, changing the past or future, disorder, heist, heroic mission, bank ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, 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, semi serious, exciting, stylized, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, chase, rescue, adventure, mad scientist, alien invasion, superhero, experiment gone awry, disorder, couple relations, heroic mission, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1938, future
Place: new jersey, usa, asia, hong kong
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29%
 5.9
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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: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, martial arts, heroic mission, rain, dishonesty, crimes, politics, violence, murder, alternate reality ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1860s, 2000s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
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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, disturbing, serious, psychological ...
Plot: changing the past or future, time machine, time travel, time loop, crimes, serial killer, witnessing a crime, race against time, nothing goes right, murder, destiny, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: texas, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
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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, humorous, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, heroic mission, rescue, escapades, save the world, regeneration, space and aliens, good versus evil, obsessive quest, race against time ...
Time: 90s, future, contemporary, year 2000, year 1999 ...
Place: usa, san francisco, north america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, mad scientist, time machine, adventure, destiny, scientist, time paradox, teenager, inventor, sent to the past, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 20th century, year 1955 ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 571K
Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 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: futuristic, mind bending, thought provoking, neo noir, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, time paradox, changing the past or future, hitman, destiny, sent to the past, cyberpunk, assassin, tragedy, escape, organized crime ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, shanghai, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, rough ...
Plot: evil alien, ship captain, spacecraft, chaos, on the run, confined, chase, escapades, space and aliens, babies and infants, crimes, androids and robots ...
Time: future
Place: nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, bleak, suspenseful, rough, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: earthquake, rescue, desert, chaos and mayhem, survival, apocalypse, life is a bitch, rivalry, adventure, battles, hostage, prison ...
Time: future, near future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lyle Swann is a successful off-road racer who mistakenly gets sent back in time 100 years. When a band of outlaws robs Swann of his motorcycle, he's forced to outfox the gangsters and give in to the seductions of a gorgeous local lady. With ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, road movie, surprise ending ...
Plot: time travel, desert, motorcycle, gunfight, old west, time loop, experiment, revenge, adventure, gang, escapades, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, future, 80s, 18th century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, psychotronic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evacuation, apocalypse, rescue, soldier, race against time, government agency, save the world, daring rescue, atomic bomb, chaos, heroic mission, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, antarctica, pacific ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.2
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Clockstoppers (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Until now, Zak Gibbs' greatest challenge has been to find a way to buy a car. But when he discovers an odd wristwatch amidst his father's various inventions and slips it on -- something very strange happens. The world around him seems to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, captivating, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, stopped time, adventure, escapades, teenage life, eccentric family, experiment gone awry, parents and children, master villain, rivalry, save the world, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, time travel, androids and robots, man versus machine, killer robot, post apocalypse, chase, human android relationship, heroes, mission, time paradox, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future, year 1973, 21st century, year 1997, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 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: survival, save the day, rescue, forces of nature, adventure, experiment gone awry, volcano, disaster, race against time, undercover, secret project, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, clever, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, kids
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, alternate reality, inventor, sent to the past, bully, mad scientist, scientist, lightning, adventure, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: future, 50s, 20th century, 2010s, 80s ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
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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: suspenseful, futuristic, psychological, serious
Plot: time loop, time travel, prank, murder, experiment gone awry, heroes, misfit, rescue, race against time, crimes, disorder, paperboy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Time travelers from the 23rd century return to 1992 to warn Japan that Godzilla will cause a catastrophic nuclear incident in the 21st century and suggest a way to rid the world of him forever. They intend to go back to 1944, to Ragos Island, where ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: godzilla, world war two, dinosaur, island, time travel, ufo, androids, catastrophe, disaster, chaos, disorder, demolished city ...
Time: future, 20th century, 1940s, year 1992, year 1944 ...
Place: japan, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, future dystopia, androids and robots, on the run, cyborgs, save the world, rivalry, crimes, space and aliens, race against time ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, good versus evil, time travel, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, superhero, changing the past or future, transformation, heroes, time paradox, teamwork, team ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 1973 ...
Place: usa, new york, paris france, washington d.c., china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 6K
Millennium (1989)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: airplane, time travel, disaster, time warp, air disaster, collision, investigation, investigator, paradox, scientist, airport, robot ...
Time: future, year 1963, distant future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, survival, adventure, stranded, air disaster, rescue, introspection, human nature, getting home, radio, husband wife relationship, threat ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mongolia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%