Movies like Twelve Monkeys

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Twelve Monkeys (1995)
 8.0
 527K
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when Cole is mistakenly sent to 1990 instead of 1996, he's arrested and locked up in a mental hospital. There he meets psychiatrist Dr. Kathryn Railly, and patient Jeffrey Goines, the son of a famous virus expert, who may hold the key to the mysterious rogue group, the Army of the 12 Monkeys, thought to be responsible for unleashing the killer disease.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, surreal, non-linear, philosophical, mind bending, tense, futuristic, serious ...
Plot: time travel, plague, social misfits, changing the past or future, save the world, future dystopia, apocalypse, insanity, paranoia, mystery, race against time, postmodernism, time loop, virus, underground, alternate reality, psychology, memory, mental illness, imagination, end of the world, post apocalyptic, humanity, imaginary, psychologist ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, year 1917, year 1990 ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa

Most similar movies to Twelve Monkeys

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspense, suspenseful and cerebral films with plots about storytelling, twists & turns, death, murder, dialogue, technology and existentialism mostly in Thriller, Sci-Fi and Mystery genres. Some movies like Twelve Monkeys: The Jacket (2005), Dark City (1998), The Butterfly Effect (2004), Donnie Darko (2001), 12 Monkeys (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.1
 101K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, serious, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, supernatural, mental institution, supernatural ability, memory loss, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, experiment, destiny, murder, imaginary, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 173K
Dark City (1998)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.
Style: mind bending, gothic, atmospheric, tech noir, stylized ...
Plot: evil alien, investigation, future dystopia, memory, chase, alien race, experiment, beach, paranoia, cyberpunk, serial killer, memory loss ...
Time: future, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, suspense, philosophical ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, diary, family relations, parents and children, life philosophy, twists & turns, child abuse, road not taken, hypnosis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 674K
Donnie Darko (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, interesting, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: social misfits, insanity, supernatural ability, time travel, teenage life, society, teenage love, youth, death, vandalism, supernatural, hallucinations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 34K
12 Monkeys (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: The provocative story of Cole, a time traveler from a decimated future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he journeys from 2043 to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate ...
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, tense, intense, suspense ...
Plot: changing the past or future, plague, time travel, chaos, save the world, race against time, apocalypse, heroic mission, future dystopia, sent to the past, danger, virus ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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 ⇓
60%
 7.2
 611K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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: scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, zombie, loneliness, plague, future dystopia, danger, heroes, life is a bitch, isolation, chaos, supernatural ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, year 2012, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.2
 82K
Coherence (2013)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On the night a comet is passing near Earth, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events. When the power goes out, they discover that the only house on the street left with power also holds many secrets.
Style: mind bending, clever, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: parallel world, disorder, alternate reality, paranoia, imaginary, comet, dinner party, power outage, candle, alter ego, mystery, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 301K
Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident ...
Style: psychological, bleak, futuristic, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: isolation, outer space, cloning, moon, loneliness, space and aliens, hallucinations, astronaut, accident, spacecraft, hopes, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mine, hawaii, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 58K
Open Your Eyes (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, love triangle, virtual reality, inheritance, paranoia, mystery, disfigurement, suicide, jealousy, birthday, nightmare, doctor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: madrid, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in his computer generated parallel ...
Style: mind bending, serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: parallel world, murder, cyberspace, protagonist as suspect, virtual reality, uncover truth, crimes, imaginary, a.i., investigation, technology gone awry, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, 1930s, 2020s ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 483K
Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 113 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: tense, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, destiny, hitman, on the run, sent to the past, organized crime, violence, danger, time loop, self sacrifice, young man ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, shanghai china, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 372K
The Maze Runner (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, memory loss, isolation, adventure, apocalypse, trapped, young heroes, imaginary, danger, youth, on the run, society ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 213K
Sunshine (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fifty years into the future, the sun is dying, and Earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun — but the mission fails. Seven years later, a new team is sent to finish the mission as mankind’s last ...
Style: futuristic, psychological, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, save the world, danger, expedition, heroic mission, bomb, earth, astronaut, isolation, race against time ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 228K
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 136 min.
Story: David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between ...
Style: psychological, surreal, enigmatic, suspense, non-linear ...
Plot: love triangle, mystery, disfigurement, hallucinations, virtual reality, disfigured face, love, obsession, mind game, nightmare, redemption, freak accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 22nd century, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 50K
Timecrimes (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences.
Style: clever, suspenseful, serious, exciting, cerebral ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, scientist, mysterious character, stalking, chases and races, disorder, chase, ordinary person, threat, car accident, bicycle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 180K
The Happening (2008)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a deadly airborne virus threatens to wipe out the northeastern United States, teacher Elliott Moore (Mark Wahlberg) and his wife (Zooey Deschanel) flee from contaminated cities into the countryside in a fight to discover the truth. Is it ...
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, bleak, tense, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, on the run, supernatural, family in danger, plague, danger, forces of nature, suicide, chaos and mayhem, deadly virus, hysteria ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, philadelphia, usa, west virginia, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 446K
I, Robot (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 2035, where robots are common-place and abide by the three laws of robotics, a techno-phobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be responsible for the death, his investigation leads him to believe that humanity may ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: technology gone awry, androids and robots, a.i., future dystopia, robot, artificial intelligence, murder, imaginary, inventions and discoveries, danger, police investigation, man versus machine ...
Time: future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 812K
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, surprise ending ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, supernatural ability, afterlife, mystery, psychic, doctors and patients, untimely death, psychologist, tragic event, fear, psychology ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.4
 92K
Frequency (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a rare phenomenon gives police officer John Sullivan the chance to speak to his father, 30 years in the past, he takes the opportunity to prevent his dad's tragic death. After his actions inadvertently give rise to a series of brutal ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, investigation, radio, rescue, sent to the past, murder, baseball, haunted by the past, hopes, altering history, explosion ...
Time: 21st century, future, 1960s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.1
 953K
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, mental institution, paranoia, insanity, losing-it hero, uncover truth, doctors and patients, island, plot twist, psychiatrist, partners ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1954, 1940s ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 214K
Predestination (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has ...
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, clever, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, destiny, mysterious character, sent to the past, time machine, bartender, mission, terrorism, bar, gender bending, time paradox ...
Time: 20th century, year 1975, near future, year 1945, year 1985 ...
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
 5K
Millennium (1989)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, 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: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, bleak, offbeat ...
Plot: time travel, airplane, space travel, robot, investigation, scientist, airport, time warp, investigator, paradox, sole survivor, collision ...
Time: future, year 1963
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 161K
Surrogates (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: technology gone awry, investigation, utopia, androids and robots, murder, robot, cyberpunk, human existence, future dystopia, special agents, life is a bitch, physical appearance ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.6
 12K
S. Darko (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: S. Darko follows Samantha Darko, the younger sister of Donnie, the protagonist of Donnie Darko, and her friend Corey. On their way to California, their car breaks down, forcing them to wait in a small town until it is fixed. While there, Samantha ...
Style: surreal, serious, psychological, gothic, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, stranded, supernatural, end of the world, imaginary, best friends, existentialism, time travel, surrealism, adaptation, life philosophy, clones ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 303K
Unbreakable (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An ordinary man makes an extraordinary discovery when a train accident leaves his fellow passengers dead – and him unscathed. The answer to this mystery could lie with the mysterious Elijah Price, a man who suffers from a disease that renders his ...
Style: mind bending, psychological, twist ending, gloomy, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: self discovery, supernatural ability, superhero, invulnerability, mystery, mind game, villain, marital problem, survivor, supernatural, crumbling marriage, parent child relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.5
 989K
Memento (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby ...
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, suspense, offbeat ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, mystery, vengeance, amnesia, haunted by the past, revenge, murder, paranoia, crimes, mistaken identity, mistrust ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.9
 411K
Children of Men (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, futuristic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: future dystopia, chaos, heroic mission, survival, redemption, dying, faith, birth, hippie, rebel, aging, save the world ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: london, europe, england, seattle washington, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 533K
World War Z (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is ...
Style: suspenseful, epic, rough, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, zombie, save the world, deadly virus, infected, chaos, un, survival, scientist, race against time, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: south korea, jerusalem, new jersey, philadelphia, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
 184K
Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.
Style: psychological, tense, futuristic, suspenseful, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, survival, captivity, escape, mathematics, trap, parallel world, maze, death, insanity, paranoia, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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