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Cloud Atlas (2012)
 7.4
 345K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, China
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Based on the award winning novel by David Mitchell. Directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, atmospheric, surreal, enigmatic, mind bending, emotional, non-linear, futuristic, stylized ...
Plot: life philosophy, destiny, reincarnation, human nature, dystopic future, life & death, death, karma, multiple storylines, love and romance, supernatural, tribe, graphic violence, distopia, wisdom of life, human existence, clones, love, survival, courage, reunion, post apocalypse, redemption, existentialism, justice ...
Time: future, 1930s, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century, 30s, 70s ...
Place: san francisco, seoul, hawaii, south korea

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Most similar movies to Cloud Atlas

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out visually appealing, thought provoking, complex and interesting films with plots about existentialism, storytelling, destiny, philosophy, death, twists & turns and mentor mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Cloud Atlas: Mr. Nobody (2009), The Fountain (2006), I Origins (2014), Looper (2012), The Butterfly Effect (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 217K
Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, UK, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.
Style: mind bending, philosophical, psychological, thought provoking, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, utopia, depression, life changing experience, alternate reality, philosophy, surrealism, parallel world, love and romance, family relations, teenage love, romance ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1975
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 229K
The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
Style: surreal, artsy, philosophical, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Plot: immortality, metaphysics, queen, death, reincarnation, tragic love, terminal illness, love of one's life, loneliness, cancer, loss of loved one, tree ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.4
 116K
I Origins (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab ...
Style: thought provoking, enigmatic, atmospheric, mind bending, cerebral ...
Plot: reincarnation, metaphysics, buddhism, atheism, society, eye, inventions and discoveries, elevator, track down, death, memory, science ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, year 2009, year 2012 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.4
 536K
Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, 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: futuristic, tense, thought provoking, mind bending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, time paradox, sent to the past, changing the past or future, destiny, hitman, mafia, tragedy, organized crime, neo noir, on the run ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, kansas, shanghai, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Genre: Drama, 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, philosophical, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, twists & turns, life philosophy, psychology, supernatural ability, time loop, child abuse, memory, suicide, haunted by the past, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 742K
Donnie Darko (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, 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, mind bending, atmospheric, surreal, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: insanity, social misfits, time travel, hallucination, supernatural ability, imaginary friend, suburbs, society, youth, time loop, vandalism, teenage love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, future
Place: virginia, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his ...
Style: melancholic, mind bending, psychological, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: existentialism, surrealism, introspection, love, couple relations, couples, memory loss, love and romance, deja vu, power of love, disorder, brainwashing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.6
 1.5M
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, thought provoking, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, end of the world, expedition, black hole, father daughter relationship, heroic mission, time paradox, space exploration, parallel world ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.8
 282K
Gattaca (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, twists and turns, intellectual, psychological ...
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, future dystopia, discrimination, neo noir, genetics, paraplegic, philosophy, eugenics, society, heart disease, space travel ...
Time: future, near future
Place: riviera, detroit, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 597K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: intellectual, twist ending, cerebral, enigmatic, philosophical ...
Plot: first contact, alien, spacecraft, alien race, female protagonist, alien creature, ufo, loss, scientist, destiny, science, alien contact ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: pakistan, russia, china, montana, venezuela ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.5
 1.2M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, captivating, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: obsession, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, illusion, deception, magic, secret, magical, teleportation, plot twist, magic trick, diary ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1890s ...
Place: london, england, europe, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 175K
K-PAX (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, touching, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: mysterious character, patient, psychiatrist, planet, crazy, benign alien, mental institution, research, odd, hypnosis, mystery, alien ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary, 90s, 80s ...
Place: usa, new york, greenland, albuquerque new mexico, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 1.7M
The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.
Style: mind bending, philosophical, thought provoking, cerebral, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, artificial intelligence, distopia, cyberpunk, chosen one, man versus machine, existentialism, alternate reality, hacker, virtual reality, save the world, philosophy ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 249K
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, enigmatic, surreal, philosophical, non-linear ...
Plot: surrealism, love triangle, disfigurement, nightmare, hallucination, love, virtual reality, jealousy, tragic love, disfigured face, obsession, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 22nd century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Hungary, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, ...
Style: futuristic, tech noir, suspense, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, neo noir, artificial intelligence, genetics, bounty hunter, dark future, main character dies, ex soldier, investigation, inventor, freedom fighter, mission ...
Time: future, near future, 2040s, year 1966
Place: los angeles, las vegas, san diego california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.0
 580K
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 ...
Style: psychological, surreal, non-linear, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Plot: time travel, alternate reality, post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, save the world, plague, time loop, paranoia, apocalypse, insanity, social misfits, changing the past or future ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Six months after the events depicted in The Matrix, Neo has proved to be a good omen for the free humans, as more and more humans are being freed from the matrix and brought to Zion, the one and only stronghold of the Resistance. Neo himself has ...
Style: philosophical, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, man versus machine, alternate reality, artificial intelligence, post apocalypse, virtual reality, chosen one, mind control, precognition, save the world, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 23rd century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 486K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France, Germany
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: surprise ending, mind bending, captivating, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, bomb, destiny, save the day, alternate reality, race against time, nuclear threat, terrorism, imaginary, train ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 14K
Frequencies (2013)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of the forbidden relationship between a 'low born' boy and a 'high born' girl in an alternate reality where every person's relationships and life worth are determined by their innate 'frequencies'.
Style: humorous, semi serious, philosophical, mind bending, futuristic ...
Plot: destiny, romance, love story, fighting the system, culture clash, science, love, imagination, technology, manipulation, life philosophy, philosophy ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 33K
The Nines (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A troubled actor, a television show runner, and an acclaimed videogame designer find their lives intertwining in mysterious and unsettling ways.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, philosophical, enigmatic, humorous ...
Plot: supernatural, obsession, mystery, lifestyle, losing-it hero, bus, love and romance, human nature, artist, coincidence, alternate reality, rehearsal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Princess and the Warrior (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Young nurse Sissi lives a secluded life entirely devoted to her patients at Birkenhof asylum. Her first encounter with ex-soldier and drifter Bodo has a lasting impact. He causes an accident in which he provides first aid, Sissi wonders if he may be ...
Style: philosophical, psychological, captivating, emotional, artsy ...
Plot: opposites attract, romance, destiny, coincidence, bank robbery, love and romance, criminal heroes, fall in love, destructive relationship, haunted by the past, crimes, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, sydney australia, australia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Quiet Earth (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a top-secret experiment misfires, a scientist may be the only man left alive in the world.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, clever, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: apocalypse, alone, post apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, catastrophe, end of the world, laboratory, explosion, experiment, survivor, graphic violence, chaos ...
Time: future
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 109K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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, enigmatic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, psychology, time loop, mental institution, supernatural ability, memory loss, supernatural, disorder, murder, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 3.6
 13K
S. Darko (2009)
Genre: Drama, 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, gothic, serious, psychological, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, small town, stranded, imaginary, best friends, supernatural, end of the world, surrealism, adaptation, life philosophy, storytelling, creativity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Zero Theorem (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Romania, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A computer hacker's goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.
Style: thought provoking, surreal, semi serious, meditative, cerebral ...
Plot: loneliness, escape from reality, computers and web, computer system, computer genius, virtual reality, hacker, uncover truth, future dystopia, society, computer, distopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 371K
In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, serious, philosophical, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, distopia, dystopic future, race against time, society, time, fighting the system, on the run, class differences, love and romance, social differences ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Youth Without Youth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Romania, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A love story wrapped in a mystery. Set in Europe before WWII, professor of language and philosophy Dominic Matei is struck by lightning and ages backwards from 70 to 40 in a week, attracting the world and the Nazis. While on the run, the professor ...
Style: atmospheric, philosophical, stylized, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: danger, supernatural, suicidal, imaginary, aging, elderly, love affair, supernatural ability, fountain of youth, new identity, secret identity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 1930s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: romania, india, europe, asia, nepal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.1
 696K
Blade Runner (1982)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, thought provoking, tech noir, stylized ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, distopia, existentialism, neo noir, a.i., androids, artificial intelligence, killer robot, fugitives, suprisingly clever, androids and robots ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2019, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 70K
Blindness (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Canada, Japan, UK, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a sudden plague of blindness devastates a city, a small group of the afflicted band together to triumphantly overcome the horrific conditions of their imposed quarantine.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, intense, philosophical ...
Plot: plague, post apocalypse, blind character, distopia, society, chaos, fight, doctor, human spirit, social decay, disability, suffering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.7
 64K
Open Your Eyes (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 119 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, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: psychiatrist, disfigurement, nightmare, love triangle, paranoia, jealousy, doctor, memory loss, dreams, mystery, love and romance, party ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%