Movies like The Time Machine

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The Time Machine (2002)
 6.0
 117K
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, suspense, psychotronic, visually appealing, bad ending, whimsical ...
Plot: time machine, time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, haunted by the past, imaginary, loneliness, hopes, society, utopia, loss of loved one, survival, scientist, professor, destiny, apocalypse, obsessive quest, escapades, demolished city, evolution, future dystopia, artificial intelligence, murder, chase, mutant ...
Time: future, 19th century, 2000s, 1890s, 2030s, near future
Place: new york, usa, egypt

Most similar movies to The Time Machine

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, futuristic and suspenseful films with plots about chase, adventure, danger, imaginary, destiny, catastrophe and dialogue mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like The Time Machine: Avatar (2009), Quantum Leap (1989), Back to the Future Part II (1989), The Postman (1997), Jupiter Ascending (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Avatar (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.
Style: futuristic, exciting, breathtaking, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: fantasy world, alien, culture clash, interracial romance, benign alien, space and aliens, space travel, scientist, warrior, alien planet, adventure, creature ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.1
 25K
Quantum Leap (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished... He woke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own and driven by an unknown ...
Style: exciting, stylized, witty, captivating, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, time machine, adventure, impersonating, fish out of water, experiment gone awry, partners, sent to the past, hologram, hopes, getting home ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, clever, humorous, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, alternate reality, misfit partners, inventor, sent to the past, inventions and discoveries, lightning, mad scientist, fish out of water, teenager ...
Time: future, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 67K
The Postman (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: In 2013 there are no highways, no I-ways, no dreams of a better tomorrow, only scattered survivors across what was once the Unites States. Into this apocalyptic wasteland comes an enigmatic drifter with a mule, a knack for Shakespeare and something ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, adventure, vestiges of humanity, dystopic future, drifter, postman, post apocalypse, leadership, life is a bitch, danger, post war ...
Time: future, 2010s, 2040s, year 2013, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a universe where human genetic material is the most precious commodity, an impoverished young Earth woman becomes the key to strategic maneuvers and internal strife within a powerful dynasty…
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: life turned upside down, adventure, space wars, destiny, imaginary, heroes, chaos, space and aliens, danger, space travel, save the lady, chosen one ...
Time: future
Place: st. petersburg russia, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, suspenseful, suspense, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, time travel, supernatural ability, good versus evil, changing the past or future, superhuman powers, superhero, heroes, danger, teamwork, team, transformation ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2010s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., china, moscow russia, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 59K
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, changing the past or future, time machine, archaeology, 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%
 7.0
 475K
Oblivion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is ...
Style: twists and turns, futuristic, mind bending, cerebral, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, post apocalypse, apocalypse, dystopic future, space and aliens, resistance, mysterious character, vestiges of humanity, catastrophe, disorder, danger, alien encounter ...
Time: future
Place: new york, pentagon, washington d.c., empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.4
 169K
Tomorrowland (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Spain, France, Canada, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and ...
Style: exciting, serious, feel good, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, utopia, young heroes, end of the world, youth, save the world, heroes, apocalypse, androids and robots, obsessive quest, destiny, imaginary ...
Time: future, 1960s, 2010s, 60s
Place: new york, houston texas, africa, florida, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 11K
Returner (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After an alien invasion threatens to annihilate the human race, a young Japanese girl, named Milly (Anne Suzuki), travels back in time from 2084 to October 2002, and enlists the reluctant aid of skilled Tokyo gunman, named Miyamoto (Takeshi ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, tech noir, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, hitman, ufo, adventure, save the world, danger, life is a bitch, changing the past or future, escapades, future dystopia, imaginary, alien invasion ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: scary, suspenseful, exciting, apocalyptic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, dinosaur, time machine, adventure, danger, experiment gone awry, survival, disorder, evolution, heroic mission, escapades, changing the past or future ...
Time: future, prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, exciting, offbeat, serious, psychotronic
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, time machine, cannibalism, changing the past or future, hopes, imaginary, chaos, supernatural, danger, escapades, chaos and mayhem, obsessive quest ...
Time: future, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Assassin's Creed (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France, UK, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malta
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor in 15th century Spain, Callum Lynch discovers he's a descendant of the secret 'Assassins' society. After gaining incredible knowledge and ...
Style: exciting, serious, surprise ending, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: assassin, secret society, brotherhood, adventure, time travel, assassination, parkour, imaginary, memory, danger, undercover, secret identity ...
Time: ancient history, 15th century, 2010s, year 1986, year 2016 ...
Place: spain, london, madrid, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 176K
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: adventure, apocalypse, survival, post apocalypse, dystopic future, post apocalyptic, ocean, rescue, future dystopia, water, sailing, ocean or sea ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: slavery, wormhole, space travel, astronaut, time travel, future dystopia, space station, adventure, survival, danger, alternate reality, genetic engineering ...
Time: future, 2000s, year 2001, 2020s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, offbeat, mind bending, serious, stylized
Plot: time travel, world war two, ak 47, experiment, space and aliens, imaginary, adventure, escapades, heroes, getting home, heroic mission, future dystopia ...
Time: 1940s, future, 80s, year 1993, year 1984 ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Terminator Salvation (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, dystopic future, man versus machine, cyborgs, save the world, killer robot, post apocalypse, cyberpunk, army, artificial intelligence, resistance, chaos ...
Time: future, 2010s, 2000s, near future, year 2003
Place: san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Astronaut Brent is sent to rescue Taylor but crash lands on the Planet of the Apes, just like Taylor did in the original film. Taylor has disappeared into the Forbidden Zone so Brent and Nova try to follow and find him. He discovers a cult of humans ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: astronaut, apocalypse, mutant, distopia, battles, rescue, nuclear holocaust, science, survivor, monkey, ape, worship ...
Time: future, 70s
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 7.2
 672K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, zombie, survival, apocalypse, plague, future dystopia, loneliness, experiment, heroes, quarantine, danger, infected ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2012, near future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 54K
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, dishonesty, crimes, heroic mission, politics, danger, imaginary, violence ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1860s, 19th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 69K
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, outer space, space travel, space and aliens, save the world, adventure, terrorism, escapades, heroes, danger, spacecraft, heroic mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same ...
Style: mind bending, futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, alien, evil alien, warrior, alien invasion, soldier, invasion, space and aliens, chaos, battles ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, germany, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 328K
Men in Black 3 (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back...in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, stylized, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, time machine, secret agents, alien, changing the past or future, hi-tech, ufo, sent to the past, save the world, race against time, creature, fictional government agency ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, florida, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Scorch Trials (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, tense, twists and turns, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: maze, distopia, adventure, survival, imaginary, post apocalypse, danger, young heroes, confined, on the run, resistance, desert ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.8
 189K
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: danger, adventure, jungle, survival, spacecraft, apocalypse, heroic mission, parents and children, human in outer space, isolation, young heroes, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.6
 1.4M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, atmospheric, thought provoking, futuristic, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, time travel, black hole, end of the world, time paradox, expedition, heroic mission, parallel world, space exploration, distant planet ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 4.8
 4K
Solarbabies (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a future in which most water has disappeared from the Earth, we find a group of children, mostly teenagers, who are living at an orphanage, run by the despotic rulers of the new Earth. The group in question plays a hockey based game on roller ...
Style: serious, futuristic, stylized, captivating, tense
Plot: future dystopia, drought, orphan, teenager, survival, adventure, save the world, apocalypse, danger, space travel, escapades, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
 97K
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, twists and turns, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, alien invasion, danger, adventure, obsessive quest, survival, alien, chaos, tsunami, youth, teenage life ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, london, ohio, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, bleak, biting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, man versus machine, cyborgs, androids and robots, post apocalyptic, chase, post apocalypse, artificial intelligence, killer robot, imaginary, human android relationship, apocalypse ...
Time: future, 1990s, year 1997, 2010s, year 1984 ...
Place: san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.4
 839
Future X-Cops (2010)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A cop travels back in time to take on a corporation that's out to eliminate a doctor who has created a new technology which can break up the monopoly on a energy resources.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: time travel, terrorism, changing the past or future, danger, time machine, assassination attempt, chase, deadly, imaginary, hopes, killer robot, back in time ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%