Movies like Looper

If you like "Looper" you are looking for tense, futuristic and exciting movies about / with changing the past or future, time travel, destiny, hitman, on the run, sent to the past and organized crime themes of Action, Crime and Drama genre shot in USA or China.
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Looper (2012)
 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 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, serious, clever, thought provoking, mind bending, twist ending, stylized ...
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, killings, mafia, death, chase, drugs/alcohol, surprising revelation, teleportation, revenge, assassin, murder, imaginary, technology, chases and races ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, shanghai china, kansas

Most similar movies to Looper

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, stylized and futuristic films with plots about catastrophe, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, chase, murder and first contact mostly in Thriller, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Looper: Inception (2010), Predestination (2014), Source Code (2011), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Deja Vu (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.8
 1.7M
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, clever, serious, exciting ...
Plot: manipulations, parallel world, haunted by the past, teamwork, hi-tech, perfect crime, virtual reality, mind control, imagination, redemption, impersonating, dishonesty ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: los angeles, paris france, sydney australia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
86%
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: futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, evil alien, time travel, changing the past or future, military, warrior, alien, battles, alien invasion, danger, army, partners ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, england, europe, big ben london, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 268K
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, crimes, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.5
 36K
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: psychological, tense, suspenseful, clever, intellectual ...
Plot: time travel, gambling, time machine, murder, party, blackmail, threat, diary, paranoia, survival, destiny, plot twist ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 318K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore
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: atmospheric, psychological, futuristic, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: destiny, human nature, life philosophy, love and romance, death, reincarnation, redemption, wisdom of life, human existence, genetic engineering, supernatural, love ...
Time: future, 19th century, 1930s, 21st century, 30s ...
Place: hawaii, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 136K
Next (2007)
Genre: Action, 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, stylized, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: changing the past or future, psychic, foreknowledge, destiny, danger, supernatural ability, save the day, supernatural, hopes, time travel, chase, a vision ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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%
 7.1
 228K
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, stylized, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, drug lord, survival, judge, fighting crime, corruption, justice, police, rivalry, psychic, siege, neo noir ...
Time: future
Place: usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.7
 453K
Minority Report (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, 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, interesting, clever, stylized, serious ...
Plot: murder, frame up, future dystopia, psychic, cyberpunk, fugitives, police investigation, neo noir, foreknowledge, fbi, crime, evidence ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza. In a dystopian 2021, Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is a data trafficker who has an implant that allows him to ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, hacker, future dystopia, danger, a.i., computers and web, race against time, save the world, heroic mission, memory loss, heroes, society ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 94K
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: futuristic, twists and turns, surreal, suspense, entertaining ...
Plot: transplant, future dystopia, chase, on the run, brutality, evil corporation, mercenary, black market, violence, cyberpunk, fight scenes, violent ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
29%
 6.7
 337K
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, exciting, serious, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, future dystopia, race against time, immortality, social differences, on the run, chase, society, love and romance, time, chases and races, survival ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series picks up four years after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day with John and Sarah Connor trying to stay under-the-radar from the government, as they plot to destroy the computer network, Skynet, in hopes of preventing Armageddon.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, changing the past or future, escapades, man versus machine, terminator, parents and children, manhunt, fugitives, heroes, based on movie, danger, computer system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ 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: 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 ⇓
28%
 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 ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, surreal, non-linear ...
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: future, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 21K
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, suspenseful, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, alien, on the run, manhunt, protagonist as suspect, future dystopia, chases and races, space and aliens, imaginary, fugitives, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
26%
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, twists and turns, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destiny, fall in love, forbidden love, manipulations, changing the past or future, true love, senator, politician, fictional reality, supernatural, dancer, foreknowledge ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
25%
 7.4
 93K
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, talky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, investigation, murder, neo noir, mystery, amateur detective, drugs, drug dealing, puzzle, twists & turns, drug lord, loner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 398K
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: stylized, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, criminal's revenge, gangsters, crimes, revenge, assassin, violence, dog, righteous rage, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 92K
Run All Night (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon has seen better days. Longtime best friend of a mob boss, Jimmy is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective who’s been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. But when ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, revenge, murder, crime, manhunt, haunted by the past, gangsters, family in danger, betrayal, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 209K
Chappie (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings—some good, some bad—and he will rely on his heart and ...
Style: humorous, touching, suspenseful, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: technology gone awry, robot, artificial intelligence, a.i., technology, gangster, heist, brutality, cyberpunk, androids, weapons, parents and children ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.2
 201K
RoboCop (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years, but have been forbidden for law enforcement in America. Now OmniCorp wants ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, superhuman powers, cyberpunk, violence, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, robot, drugs/alcohol, urban, one man army, crime fighter, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2020s
Place: detroit, usa, pentagon, tehran iran, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 61K
Strange Days (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: murder, police brutality, cyberpunk, violence, pornography, uncover truth, private detective, prostitute, haunted by the past, chaos, protest, crime ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 137K
The Mechanic (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, tense, clever, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, deception, teaching the ways of the world, boat, mentor, partners, revenge, betrayal, loss of friend, mafia, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, colombia, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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 ⇓
11%