Movies like Looper

If you like "Looper" you are looking for tense, futuristic and exciting movies about / with time travel, changing the past or future, on the run, destiny, hitman, organized crime and sent to the past themes of Action, Crime and Drama genre shot in USA or China.
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Looper (2012)
 7.4
 495K
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 hired gun, like Joe is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good until the day the mob decides to close the loop, sending back Joe's future self for assassination.
Style: tense, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, mind bending, serious, clever, thought provoking, cerebral, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, on the run, destiny, hitman, organized crime, sent to the past, violence, self sacrifice, death, mafia, time loop, surprising revelation, chase, killings, danger, young man, crimes, running, parenthood, threat, shooting, chases and races, victim, mob boss ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, kansas, shanghai china

Most similar movies to Looper

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, interesting and clever films with plots about storytelling, mentor, murder, dialogue, chase, twists & turns and catastrophe mostly in Thriller, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Looper: Inception (2010), Source Code (2011), Predestination (2014), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), The Butterfly Effect (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.8
 1.8M
Inception (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, clever, cerebral ...
Plot: parallel world, manipulations, haunted by the past, teamwork, perfect crime, redemption, imagination, mind control, virtual reality, hi-tech, philosophy, dreams ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, sydney australia, paris france, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 448K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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, surprise ending, captivating, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, destiny, bomb, suspicion, save the day, time loop, nuclear threat, imaginary, danger, race against time, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, afghanistan, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.5
 222K
Predestination (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
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: suspenseful, mind bending, clever, stylized, surprise ending ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, sent to the past, destiny, bar, mysterious character, terrorism, time machine, bartender, mission, time paradox, bomber ...
Time: 20th century, year 1981, near future, year 1992, year 1964 ...
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Genre: Action, 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: captivating, futuristic, mind bending, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, soldier, evil alien, changing the past or future, warrior, time loop, space and aliens, military, alien, alien invasion, battles, army ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Movie in collections
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, suspense, suspenseful, philosophical ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, diary, life philosophy, twists & turns, child abuse, parents and children, hypnosis, family relations, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 139K
Next (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret which torments him: he can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies ...
Style: mind bending, exciting, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: changing the past or future, foreknowledge, psychic, destiny, chase, danger, save the day, supernatural ability, car chase, terrorism, time travel, couple relations ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 274K
Deja Vu (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, suspense, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, investigation, changing the past or future, terrorism, police investigation, special agents, danger, foreknowledge, shooting, destiny, fbi, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 37K
Time Lapse (2014)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures 24 hours into the future and conspire to use it for personal gain, until disturbing and dangerous images begin to develop.
Style: cerebral, psychological, tense, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: time travel, gambling, parallel universe, blackmail, threat, time machine, diary, murder, party, plot twist, paranoia, blood splatter ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 52K
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, clever, cerebral ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, scientist, car accident, bicycle, binoculars, surrealism, scissors, disorder, chases and races, mysterious character, threat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 233K
Dredd (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, South Africa, USA, India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the future, America is a dystopian wasteland. The latest scourge is Ma-Ma, a prostitute-turned-drug pusher with a dangerous new drug and aims to take over the city. The only possibility of stopping her is an elite group of urban police called ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, judge, survival, drug lord, gunfight, justice, one man army, corruption, police, rivalry, neo noir, arrest ...
Time: future
Place: usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.2
 61K
11.22.63 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An English teacher travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but discovers he is attached to the life he has made in a bygone era.
Style: stylized, suspense, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, assassination, surveillance, kennedy assassination, murder, escapades, conspiracy, historical event, period piece, time traveler, time ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 50s, year 1963, future
Place: usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 343K
In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, stylized, twists and turns, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, race against time, fighting the system, immortality, social differences, chase, love and romance, on the run, chases and races, society, time, poverty ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.7
 465K
Minority Report (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, suspense, tech noir, tense ...
Plot: murder, frame up, future dystopia, cyberpunk, psychic, foreknowledge, evidence, police investigation, crime, precognition, perfect crime, law enforcer ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, psychological ...
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, crimes, time machine, serial killer, witnessing a crime, race against time, deadly, nothing goes right, chases and races, murder, time loop ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: texas, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 95K
Repo Men (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the future, medical technology has advanced to the point where people can buy artificial organs to extend their lives. But if they default on payments, an organization known as the Union sends agents to repossess the organs. Remy is one of the ...
Style: surreal, futuristic, twists and turns, suspense, bloody ...
Plot: transplant, future dystopia, chase, black market, on the run, social decay, brutality, evil corporation, mercenary, cyberpunk, violence, salesman ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 98K
Paycheck (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Michael Jennings is a genius who's hired – and paid handsomely – by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he's incapable of breaching security. But at the end of a ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: memory loss, frame up, on the run, chase, danger, mystery, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, technology, betrayal, laser ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: seattle washington, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 324K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA, 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. ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: destiny, life philosophy, human nature, death, love and romance, reincarnation, wisdom of life, human existence, love, genetic engineering, karma, courage ...
Time: future, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century, 1930s ...
Place: hawaii, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 22K
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, androids and robots, on the run, manhunt, future dystopia, save the world, space and aliens, crimes, rivalry, race against time, danger, imaginary ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 94K
Brick (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, talky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, neo noir, murder, investigation, mystery, drug dealing, drugs, amateur detective, corpse, party, death, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, stylized, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, chase, bounty hunter, investigation, lovers reunited, on the run, fish out of water, murder, immortality, society, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him – and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman ...
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, psychological, sentimental, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destiny, forbidden love, changing the past or future, fall in love, manipulations, true love, power of love, politician, fictional reality, senator, mind control, foreknowledge ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 535K
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, atmospheric, surreal, bleak, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, plague, changing the past or future, social misfits, save the world, apocalypse, time loop, insanity, paranoia, future dystopia, mystery, underground ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, year 1917 ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.4
 99K
The Jackal (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hired by a powerful member of the Russian mafia to avenge an FBI sting that left his brother dead, the perfectionist Jackal proves an elusive target for the men charged with the task of bringing him down: a deputy FBI boss and a former IRA terrorist.
Style: cynical, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, assassination attempt, fbi, trap, kgb, cold war, vengeance, hidden identity, danger, lone wolves, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia, virginia, helsinki finland, u.s. capitol building ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
Last Man Standing (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: John Smith is a mysterious stranger who is drawn into a vicious war between two Prohibition-era gangs. In a dangerous game, he switches allegiances from one to another, offering his services to the highest bidder. As the death toll mounts, Smith ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, small town, mafia, prohibition, rivalry, duel, gang war, whiskey, tommy gun, deadly, gang, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.3
 422K
John Wick (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, rough, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, dark hero, criminal's revenge, gangsters, vigilante, russian mafia, righteous rage, violence spree, crimes, widower ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.5
 333K
Collateral (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, clever, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taxi driver, hitman, hostages, killings, crime, organized crime, assassin, merciless, anti heroes, danger, victim, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.3
 163K
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, cyberpunk, investigation, utopia, murder, androids and robots, robot, human existence, artificial intelligence, future dystopia, special agents, life risking ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 4.2
 14K
Vice (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Julian Michaels has designed the ultimate resort: VICE, where anything goes and the customers can play out their wildest fantasies with artificial inhabitants who look, think and feel like humans. When an artificial becomes self-aware and escapes, ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, resort, virtual reality, a.i., androids and robots, imaginary, adventure, danger, chase, on the run, humanoid robot, investigation ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.6
 121K
16 Blocks (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An aging cop is assigned the ordinary task of escorting a fast-talking witness from police custody to a courthouse, but they find themselves running the gauntlet as other forces try to prevent them from getting there.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, gunfight, testimony, race against time, convict, crime, witnessing a crime, reluctant partners, deal, characters in danger, dishonesty, drinking problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, seattle washington, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.1
 62K
Mercury Rising (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Renegade FBI agent Art Jeffries protects a nine-year-old autistic boy who has cracked the government's new "unbreakable" code.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: autism, secret service, assassin, fbi, boy, child in peril, special agents, crimes, on the run, danger, journal, code ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: south dakota, chicago illinois, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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