Movies like Looper

If you like "Looper" you are looking for tense, futuristic and thought provoking movies about / with time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, hitman, destiny, on the run and organized crime themes of Action, Adventure and Crime genre shot in USA or China.
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Looper (2012)
 7.4
 521K
Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, thought provoking, serious, exciting, suspenseful, clever, mind bending, cerebral, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, hitman, destiny, on the run, organized crime, sent to the past, mafia, violence, self sacrifice, imaginary, tragedy, death, time paradox, surprising revelation, neo noir, chase, killings, danger, young man, revenge, teleportation, parallel universe, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, shanghai, kansas, shanghai china

Most similar movies to Looper

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, complex and twists and turns films with plots about mentor, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, technology, chase and murder mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Looper: Inception (2010), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), The Butterfly Effect (2004), Source Code (2011), Predestination (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.8
 2.0M
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, cerebral, twist ending ...
Plot: parallel world, mind control, virtual reality, teamwork, manipulations, haunted by the past, subconscious, redemption, imagination, sleeping, philosophy, perfect crime ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, paris france, tokyo, kenya, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, warrior, space and aliens, soldier, alien invasion, invasion, deja vu, time warp ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, germany, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: mind bending, psychological, philosophical, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, twists & turns, life philosophy, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, psychology, child abuse, memory, diary, altering history, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 472K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
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, suspenseful, captivating, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, destiny, bomb, save the day, imaginary, suspicion, terrorism, danger, alternate reality, parallel universe ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 241K
Predestination (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time paradox, time machine, time loop, changing the past or future, destiny, sent to the past, mysterious character, terrorism, mission, transsexual, special agents ...
Time: 20th century, year 1985, year 1992, year 1970, 90s ...
Place: usa, new york, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.6
 492K
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: futuristic, interesting, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, foreknowledge, murder, frame up, psychic, precognition, police investigation, law enforcer, neo noir, crime, evidence ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 360K
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, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, dystopic future, race against time, fighting the system, society, time, social differences, class differences, on the run, love and romance, chase ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 145K
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: foreknowledge, psychic, changing the past or future, destiny, supernatural ability, danger, save the day, chase, car chase, terrorism, couple relations, hostage ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 55K
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: twist ending, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, time loop, disorder, mysterious character, threat, stalking, chases and races, plot twist, surrealism, scientist, ordinary person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 286K
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, time loop, changing the past or future, investigation, terrorism, deja vu, police investigation, danger, special agents, foreknowledge, twists & turns, shooting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 337K
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, thought provoking, psychological, enigmatic, surreal ...
Plot: life philosophy, destiny, reincarnation, human nature, life & death, dystopic future, death, love and romance, supernatural, tribe, karma, wisdom of life ...
Time: future, 1930s, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: seoul, hawaii, san francisco, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 244K
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, post apocalypse, police, rivalry, neo noir, arrest, criminal ...
Time: future
Place: usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.5
 40K
Time Lapse (2014)
Genre: Horror, 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, twists and turns, suspense, cerebral ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, time paradox, parallel universe, plot twist, paranoia, gambling, death threat, camera, twists & turns, photograph, greed ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 32K
ARQ (2016)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two old friends living in a dystopic future become trapped in a mysterious time loop — one that may have something to do with an ongoing battle between an omnipotent corporation and a ragtag band of rebels.
Style: enigmatic, twist ending, psychological, suspense, tense ...
Plot: time loop, time travel, parallel universe, post apocalyptic, memory, post apocalypse, tied to a chair, devastation, technology, survival, existentialism, twists & turns ...
Time: future
⇓ 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, twists and turns, suspenseful, sentimental, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destiny, changing the past or future, fall in love, alternate reality, forbidden love, manipulations, fictional reality, foreknowledge, true love, power of love, politician, mind control ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 101K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: frame up, memory loss, mystery, on the run, time travel, chase, danger, crimes, imaginary, dishonesty, investigation, technology ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ 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, time paradox, teenage life, time, high school, friendship, teenager, time loop, youth, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2014 ...
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, woodstock
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, bleak, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, hacker, computers and web, danger, technophobia, computer genius, society, a.i., heroic mission, save the world, race against time ...
Time: future, 2000s, near future, 2020s, 21st century
Place: beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 124K
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, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, police corruption, convict, race against time, testimony, crimes, crime, witnessing a crime, reluctant partners, deal, drinking problem, characters in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 509K
John Wick (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, China
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, dark hero, vigilante, gangsters, criminal's revenge, gunfight, lone hero, tough guy, violence spree, professional killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ 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, suspenseful, stylized, 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, imaginary, space and aliens, crimes ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 6K
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 travel, time machine, crimes, 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 ⇓
23%
 8.2
 67K
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, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, assassination, kennedy assassination, time, time traveler, surveillance, murder, conspiracy, twists & turns, historical event, altering history ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 50s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 4.2
 15K
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, girls' night
Plot: a.i., artificial intelligence, androids and robots, resort, virtual reality, danger, imaginary, adventure, chase, on the run, profanity, investigation ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Nearly 10 years have passed since Sarah Connor was targeted for termination by a cyborg from the future. Now her son, John, the future leader of the resistance, is the target for a newer, more deadly terminator. Once again, the resistance has ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, androids and robots, time travel, save the world, cyborgs, terminator, chase, robot, artificial intelligence, manhunt, killer robot, future dystopia ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, 2020s, 1990s ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 99K
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: twists and turns, atmospheric, serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, investigation, neo noir, murder, mystery, drug lord, loner, drug dealing, drugs, amateur detective, party, telephone call ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 167K
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: cyberpunk, technology gone awry, utopia, androids and robots, robot, future dystopia, investigation, murder, clones, human existence, special agents, life risking ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2017
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, small town, gangsters, betrayal, gang war, duel, rivalry, tommy gun, hitman, lone wolves, danger, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1930s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, chase, distopia, murder, on the run, fish out of water, bounty hunter, investigation, lovers reunited, immortality, cyberpunk, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.8
 223K
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: suspenseful, exciting, humorous, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: robot, artificial intelligence, technology gone awry, technology, a.i., cyborgs, cyberpunk, androids, gangsters, weapons, gangster, heist ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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