Movies like Looper

If you like "Looper" you are looking for tense, futuristic and exciting movies about / with time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, destiny, hitman, on the run and organized crime themes of Action, Crime and Drama genre shot in USA or China.
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Looper (2012)
 7.4
 506K
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, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, clever, mind bending, cerebral, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, destiny, hitman, on the run, organized crime, sent to the past, mafia, violence, self sacrifice, tragedy, death, surprising revelation, chase, killings, danger, young man, revenge, parallel universe, teleportation, crimes, running, parenthood, threat ...
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, dialogue, chase, catastrophe, murder and twists & turns mostly in Thriller, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Looper: The Butterfly Effect (2004), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Inception (2010), Predestination (2014), Source Code (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, suspenseful, philosophical, suspense ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, haunted by the past, twists & turns, supernatural ability, life philosophy, psychology, diary, altering history, hypnosis, child abuse, memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, dungeon
⇓ 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: mind bending, futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, alien, evil alien, alien invasion, warrior, space and aliens, soldier, military, army, deja vu ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, germany, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 8.8
 1.9M
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, suspenseful, cerebral ...
Plot: parallel world, haunted by the past, philosophy, manipulations, mind control, teamwork, redemption, perfect crime, imagination, virtual reality, alternate reality, hi-tech ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: sydney australia, paris france, japan, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.5
 229K
Predestination (2014)
Genre: Action, 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: mind bending, suspenseful, surprise ending, clever, stylized ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, time paradox, sent to the past, destiny, time loop, bar, mysterious character, terrorism, mission, gender bending ...
Time: 20th century, year 1985, year 1975, year 1970, year 1945 ...
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 457K
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: surprise ending, suspenseful, captivating, mind bending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, destiny, bomb, save the day, suspicion, terrorism, nuclear threat, imaginary, parallel universe, danger ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 141K
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, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: foreknowledge, psychic, changing the past or future, destiny, danger, supernatural ability, save the day, chase, car chase, terrorism, couple relations, a vision ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 279K
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, investigation, changing the past or future, terrorism, time loop, deja vu, police investigation, danger, foreknowledge, special agents, shooting, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 53K
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, twist ending, exciting, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, disorder, threat, stalking, mysterious character, chases and races, surrealism, scientist, time loop, ordinary person, plot twist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 237K
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: intense, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, judge, drug lord, survival, justice, corruption, police, rivalry, arrest, neo noir, criminal, execution ...
Time: future
Place: usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 475K
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: interesting, futuristic, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, cyberpunk, future dystopia, foreknowledge, frame up, psychic, precognition, law enforcer, police investigation, crime, evidence, corruption ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 38K
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: suspenseful, twist ending, suspense, tricky, enigmatic ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, plot twist, time paradox, parallel universe, camera, gambling, paranoia, twists & turns, death threat, greed, stupidity ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 349K
In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, race against time, time, social differences, fighting the system, society, love and romance, on the run, chase, poverty, survival ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, fall in love, changing the past or future, forbidden love, manipulations, foreknowledge, true love, power of love, politician, fictional reality, mind control, senator ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 329K
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: atmospheric, psychological, enigmatic, thought provoking, surreal ...
Plot: reincarnation, destiny, life philosophy, death, human nature, love and romance, tribe, karma, wisdom of life, human existence, life & death, love ...
Time: future, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century, 1930s ...
Place: hawaii, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 122K
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, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, police corruption, race against time, convict, testimony, crime, witnessing a crime, reluctant partners, deal, dishonesty, drinking problem, characters in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, seattle washington, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 62K
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, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, assassination, surveillance, kennedy assassination, murder, escapades, time, conspiracy, historical event, period piece, time traveler ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 50s, year 1963, future
Place: usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 474K
John Wick (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: 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, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, vigilante, dark hero, gangsters, criminal's revenge, professional killer, righteous rage, gunfight, lone hero, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Project Almanac (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, teenage life, time, high school, friendship, teenager, youth, life turned upside down, top secret, teenage love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, woodstock, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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, alien invasion, androids and robots, manhunt, on the run, save the world, future dystopia, race against time, danger, rivalry, crimes, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 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, serious, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: changing the past or future, time machine, time travel, crimes, serial killer, witnessing a crime, race against time, nothing goes right, chases and races, deadly, murder, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: texas, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 99K
Paycheck (2003)
Genre: Action, 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, mystery, danger, time travel, dishonesty, investigation, crimes, technology, betrayal ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: campus, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 164K
Surrogates (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: cyberpunk, technology gone awry, utopia, androids and robots, investigation, murder, future dystopia, human existence, robot, special agents, life risking, clones ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, hacker, future dystopia, computers and web, danger, technophobia, computer genius, society, a.i., heroic mission, save the world, race against time ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2000s, 2020s
Place: beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, small town, betrayal, gang war, rivalry, duel, tommy gun, hitman, lone wolves, danger, crime, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.4
 14K
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, serious, bleak, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, chase, bounty hunter, investigation, murder, lovers reunited, on the run, fish out of water, immortality, society, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.3
 96K
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 ⇓
21%
 7.3
 95K
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, sentimental, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, radio, investigation, murder, sent to the past, rescue, haunted by the past, hopes, serial killer, baseball, firefighter ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.4
 101K
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, twists and turns, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination attempt, kgb, chase, fbi, trap, cold war, vengeance, sniper, hidden identity, crimes, lone wolves ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, massachusetts, moscow russia, virginia, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After his girlfriend, Julie and two best friends are killed in a tragic auto accident, Nick struggles to cope with his loss and grief. Suffering from migraine-like seizures, Nick soon discovers that he has the power to change the past via his ...
Style: mind bending, serious, suspenseful, awful, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, destiny, changing the past or future, sent to the past, suicide, couple relations, supernatural ability, imaginary, supernatural, haunted by the past, hopes, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.5
 338K
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, organized crime, killings, merciless, crime, assassin, danger, victim, anti heroes, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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