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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, suspense, based on supposedly true story, surprise ending, futuristic, bad ending, clever, romantic, interesting ...
Plot: time travel, chase, experiment, elevator, laboratory, adventure, kidnapping, gas station, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, intelligence, falling in love, chases and races, crimes, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, disorder, getting home, science, end of the world, invisibility, conspiracy, car chase ...
Time: future, 20th century, 40s, year 1984, year 1943, 1940s, 80s
Place: california, nevada, battleship, philadelphia, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, futuristic and exciting films with plots about time travel, imaginary, adventure, danger, chases and races, heroes and chase mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Philadelphia Experiment: Time After Time (1979), The Final Countdown (1980), Timeline (2003), Epicenter (2000), Project Almanac (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, tense ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, fish out of water, serial killer, jack the ripper, adventure, culture clash, romance, museum, changing the past or future, chases and races, supernatural ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 70s, victorian, 1890s ...
Place: california, san francisco, london, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, captivating, talky ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, airplane, military, race against time, war, adventure, battles, escapades, heroes, imaginary, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 70s, 1940s, year 1941 ...
Place: pearl harbor, seaport, pacific ocean, hawaii, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Philadelphia Experiment (2012)
Genre: 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: serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, adventure, experiment gone awry, time travel, technology gone awry, disorder, on the run, chaos and mayhem, chases and races, danger, heroes, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 56K
Timeline (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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: serious, suspenseful, entertaining, awful, exciting
Plot: time travel, knight, changing the past or future, fish out of water, professor, adventure, excavation, race against time, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, technology gone awry, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, middle ages, 21st century, future
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, futuristic, offbeat, stylized, mind bending
Plot: time travel, experiment, supernatural ability, changing the past or future, getting home, race against time, adventure, save the world, alien encounter, destiny, experiment gone awry, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 1940s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.2
 1K
Epicenter (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Epicenter concerns brassy, beautiful Amanda Foster, a down-on-her-luck Los Angeles detective who's been assigned to protect a mobster-turned-State's-Witness, Nick Constantine, from the mob. On the night of the assignment, the city is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, car chase, hitman, undercover, master criminal, partners against crime, special agents, adventure, prison, tough law enforcer, race against time, terrorism ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, semi serious, offbeat, exciting, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, chase, desert, rescue, adventure, heroic mission, mad scientist, chases and races, space war, genius, creativity, talent ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: new jersey, asia, hong kong, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, surprise ending, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, teenage life, time machine, high school, teenager, found footage, teenage love, friendship, inventions and discoveries, imaginary, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2004, 2000s ...
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, woodstock
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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100 Million BC (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A scientist from the failed Philadelphia Experiment leads a team of Navy SEALs back in time to the Cretaceous Period to rescue the first team he sent back during the 1940s. Things go wildly awry though, when on his return he accidentally brings a ...
Style: offbeat, semi serious
Plot: time travel, tyrannosaurus rex, dinosaur, rescue, dangerous animal, technology gone awry, adventure, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary, 40s, prehistory, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 86K
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: clever, surreal, talky, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, inventions and discoveries, time machine, identity crisis, paradox, garage, mathematics, guilt, party, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 50K
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, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, martial arts, time machine, senator, heroic mission, chases and races, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, politics, crimes ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1860s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 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: serious, suspenseful, futuristic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: godzilla, ufo, time travel, island, dinosaur, androids and robots, deadly creature, save the world, adventure, alien encounter, experiment gone awry, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, year 1944 ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, sent to the past, misfit partners, inventions and discoveries, time machine, teenage life, teenager, lightning, electric guitar, flying car, high school dance ...
Time: future, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 2010s ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 436K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, 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: suspenseful, captivating, twists and turns, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, destiny, bomb, save the day, suspicion, nuclear threat, train, danger, imaginary, race against time, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, afghanistan, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, serious, stylized, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, mutant, good versus evil, superhero, storm, heroes, danger, sent to the past, imaginary ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 21st century, contemporary, near future ...
Place: usa, china, paris france, washington d.c., pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.6
 1.2M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
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: atmospheric, mind bending, futuristic, serious, epic ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, time travel, parallel world, heroic mission, expedition, future dystopia, space and aliens, inventions and discoveries, space exploration, survival ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 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, suspenseful, futuristic
Plot: time travel, time loop, prank, murder, race against time, experiment gone awry, danger, imaginary, disorder, rescue, chases and races, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 65K
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: serious, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic, based on cult tv series ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, time travel, save the world, adventure, androids and robots, robot, space and aliens, imaginary, sabotage, spacecraft, terrorism ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Time Machine (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A scientist builds a machine that will enable him to travel back and forth in time, but when he puts it in motion, he gets more than he bargained for.
Style: suspenseful, serious, offbeat, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, cannibalism, time machine, adventure, changing the past or future, save the world, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, escapades, hopes, imaginary, chaos ...
Time: future, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: humorous, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, apocalypse, space and aliens, master villain, heroic mission, androids and robots, race against time, rescue, clock, alien encounter ...
Time: 1990s, contemporary, future, 20th century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 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: suspenseful, tense, serious, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, serial killer, crimes, disorder, murder, race against time, time machine, nothing goes right, witnessing a crime, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: texas, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, mad scientist, small town, chases and races, teenage life, time machine, misfit partners, sent to the past, disorder, race against time ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Time Machine (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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: serious, stylized, exciting, atmospheric, futuristic ...
Plot: changing the past or future, time machine, time travel, adventure, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, escapades, hopes, imaginary, society, demolished city, chase ...
Time: future, 19th century, near future, 1890s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 5.7
 1K
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, bleak
Plot: old west, time travel, mad scientist, adventure, changing the past or future, imaginary, prodigy, chases and races, danger, disorder, terminator, gun ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century, 20th century, year 1986
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Due to a genetic disorder, handsome librarian Henry DeTamble involuntarily zips through time, appearing at various moments in the life of his true love, the beautiful artist Clare Abshire.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: time travel, love affair, true love, impossible love, couple relations, marriage, age difference, disappearance, love and romance, supernatural ability, fall in love, imaginary ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s, year 1995 ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy finds Marty digging the trusty DeLorean out of a mineshaft and looking for Doc in the Wild West of 1885. But when their time machine breaks down, the travelers are stranded in a land of spurs. ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, sentimental, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, mad scientist, old west, sent to the past, gunfight, fish out of water, time machine, small town, cavalry, outlaw, inventor ...
Time: 19th century, 1950s, 20th century, 1880s, year 1985 ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, earthquake, desert, rescue, prison, soldier, criminal heroes, adventure, race against time, island, survival, apocalypse ...
Time: future, near future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Sound of Thunder (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a hunter sent back to the prehistoric era runs off the path he must not leave, he causes a chain reaction that alters history in disastrous ways.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, apocalyptic, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, adventure, experiment gone awry, danger, future dystopia, survival, heroic mission, dinosaur, escapades, disorder, romance ...
Time: future, prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 5.3
 13K
Freejack (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Time-traveling bounty hunters find a doomed race-car driver in the past and bring him to 2009 New York, where his mind will be replaced with that of a terminally ill billionaire.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, bleak, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, time travel, on the run, murder, fish out of water, immortality, bounty hunter, investigation, lovers reunited, future dystopia, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: futuristic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: ship captain, spacecraft, evil alien, chase, on the run, alien encounter, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, heroic mission, hijacking, space travel, chases and races ...
Time: future
Place: nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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