Movies and TV shows like 12 Monkeys

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12 Monkeys (2015)
 7.7
 33K
12 Monkeys
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: The provocative story of Cole, a time traveler from a decimated future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he journeys from 2043 to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will all but annihilate the human race.
Style: atmospheric, tense, intense, suspense, futuristic, suspenseful, serious, mind bending
Plot: save the world, plague, time travel, virus, epidemic, race against time, apocalypse, heroic mission, sent to the past, changing the past or future, post apocalypse, witness, future dystopia, danger, deadly, survival, chaos, existence paradox, paradox, chases and races, mystery, memory loss, heroes, imaginary, based on movie ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Walking Dead
Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA
44 min.
 8.4
Interstellar
Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
USA, UK
169 min.
 8.6
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Most similar movies to 12 Monkeys

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting and tense films and TV series with plots about danger, survival, heroes, death, time travel, imaginary and escapades mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like 12 Monkeys: Twelve Monkeys (1995), Heroes Reborn (2015), Doctor Who (1996), Time After Time (1979), The Walking Dead (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 8.0
 527K
Twelve Monkeys
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: non-linear, surreal, philosophical, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: time travel, apocalypse, insanity, paranoia, virus, time loop, alternate reality, psychology, memory, mental illness, mystery, end of the world ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
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System:   95%
    User:   67%
 
 6.9
 24K
Heroes Reborn
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The supernatural phenomenon begins again with a fresh crop of inspiring heroes who take on the ultimate struggle between those with extraordinary abilities and those with nefarious motives to hunt and harness their powers. Epic adventures await ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, save the world, good versus evil, danger, changing the past or future, superhero, heroic mission, time travel, villain, serial killer, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa
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System:   58%
    User:   56%
 
 6.4
 8K
Doctor Who
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Seventh Doctor becomes the Eighth. And on the streets of San Francisco – alongside new ally Grace Holloway - he battles the Master.
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, adventure, changing the past or future, heroic mission, doctor who, master villain, race against time, rescue, alien encounter, escapades, danger, androids and robots ...
Time: 1990s, contemporary, future, 20th century
Place: usa, san francisco
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System:   56%
    User:   50%
 
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Time After Time
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The Wildest Chase Of The Century! London 1893 is home to a killer with a macabre nickname... and also to a visionary genius who would write The Time Machine. But what if H.G. Wells' invention wasn't fiction? And what if Jack the Ripper ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, tense, suspense ...
Plot: time travel, adventure, romance, serial killer, chase, murder, fish out of water, hotel, time loop, violence, utopia, space travel ...
Time: 19th century, future, 70s, victorian, 20th century ...
Place: san francisco, california, london, europe, usa ...
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System:   56%
    User:   54%
 
The Walking Dead
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way.
Style: bleak, tense, captivating, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, zombie apocalypse, death, walking dead, supernatural, survivor, killings, future dystopia, blood splatter, characters in danger, gory, undead ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, georgia
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System:   54%
    User:   44%
 
 7.6
 8K
Survivors
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Survivors was a British science fiction television series produced by the BBC. It depicts the lives of a group of people who survived a virulent unknown strain of influenza which has wiped out most of the human species. According to the producers, ...
Style: serious, tense, stylized, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, danger, group of strangers, survival, virus, chaos, ex convict, politician, scientist, doctor, human nature, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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System:   51%
    User:   60%
 
 7.5
 214K
Predestination
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: clever, stylized, suspenseful, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: time travel, destiny, time loop, plot twist, storytelling, existentialism, bar, mysterious character, twists & turns, time machine, time paradox, special agents ...
Time: 20th century, future, year 1975, near future, year 1945 ...
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   45%
 
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 6.2
 204K
Knowing
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, bleak, bad ending ...
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, destiny, supernatural, single father, alien, death, chase, race against time, religion, natural disaster, aliens ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, 1950s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   59%
 
 5.0
 180K
The Happening
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a deadly airborne virus threatens to wipe out the northeastern United States, teacher Elliott Moore (Mark Wahlberg) and his wife (Zooey Deschanel) flee from contaminated cities into the countryside in a fight to discover the truth. Is it ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, suspense, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: survival, virus, apocalypse, suicide, supernatural, death, on the run, end of the world, family in danger, plague, danger, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, philadelphia, usa, paris france, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   45%
 
 5.7
 5K
Millennium
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster discovers the involvement of an organisation of time travellers from a future Earth irreparably polluted who seek to rejuvenate the human race from those about to die in the past. Based on a ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, bleak, offbeat ...
Plot: time travel, robot, airplane, investigation, race against time, camp, save the world, dialogue, future dystopia, natural disaster, catastrophe, heroic mission ...
Time: future, year 1963
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System:   49%
    User:   47%
 
 8.4
 438K
Lost
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Stripped of everything, the survivors of a horrific plane crash must work together to stay alive. But the island holds many secrets.
Style: suspense, enigmatic, exciting, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: survival, island, plane crash, adventure, destiny, life & death, air disaster, danger, survivor, stranded on an island, stranded, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   51%
 
 7.0
 93K
The X Files
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Mulder and Scully, now taken off the FBI's X Files cases, must find a way to fight the shadowy elements of the government to find out the truth about a conspiracy that might mean the alien colonization of Earth.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, scary, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mystery, alien, ufo, first contact, government agency, conspiracy theory, investigation, conspiracy, virus, special agents, fbi, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, future, 90s, 1990s, prehistory ...
Place: antarctica, texas, europe, usa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   45%
 
The Martian Chronicles
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: An adaptation of the set of Ray Bradbury short stories chronicling the colonisation of Mars.
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, a.i., adventure, benign alien, race against time, save the world, survival, apocalypse, alien encounter, astronaut, nasa, future dystopia ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   48%
 
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Planet of the Apes
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Two astronauts and a sympathetic chimp friend are fugitives in a future Earth dominated by a civilization of humanoid apes. Based on the 1968 Planet of the Apes film and its sequels, which were inspired by the novel of the same name by Pierre ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Plot: future dystopia, time travel, survival, danger, adventure, escapades, on the run, chases and races, gorilla, chimpanzee, space travel, friendship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   50%
 
 6.7
 77K
Revolution
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Revolution focuses on the struggle to survive 15 years after a global blackout.
Style: twists and turns, serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: adventure, future dystopia, society, survival, mystery, friendship, dictatorship, fate of humanity, danger, apocalypse, nanotechnology, group of strangers ...
Time: near future, future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   44%
 
 7.5
 3K
Odyssey 5
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Odyssey 5 is a Canadian science fiction series that first ran in 2002 on Showtime in the United States and on Space in Canada. Odyssey 5 is the brainchild of Manny Coto, who served as a script-writer and executive producer during the series run. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, astronaut, mystery, race against time, save the world, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes, good versus evil, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   42%
 
 8.6
 1.2M
Interstellar
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
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: futuristic, philosophical, intellectual, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: space travel, nasa, heroic mission, outer space, father daughter relationship, time travel, space exploration, astronaut, space program, space station, distant planet, science ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   52%
 
 7.5
 436K
Source Code
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, clever, suspense, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, time travel, identity, mystery, destiny, time loop, investigation, memory, time, alternate reality, parallel universe, science ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   39%
 
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The Last Days
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 2013; A mysterious epidemic spreads across the planet. Humanity develops an irrational fear of open spaces that causes instant death. Soon, the world population is trapped inside buildings. As Barcelona descends into chaos, Marc sets off on a quest ...
Style: serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful, rough
Plot: epidemic, danger, survival, confinement indoors, apocalypse, agoraphobia, chaos and mayhem, plague, deadly, obsessive quest, tunnel, extinction ...
Time: 21st century
Place: spain, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   50%
 
Day of Resurrection
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Scientists in Antarctica desperately try to find a cure to a military virus that was released in a plane crash and has wiped out the rest of the world.
Style: bleak, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the world, survival, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry, future dystopia, plague, chases and races, race against time, deadly, heroes, chaos ...
Place: antarctica, italy, usa, japan, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   34%
 
 7.4
 92K
Frequency
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: sentimental, suspenseful, tense, suspense, feel good ...
Plot: time travel, murder, time, radio, investigation, father son relationship, destiny, death, rescue, redemption, memory, changing the past or future ...
Time: future, 21st century, 1960s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   45%
 
 6.9
 18K
Zoo
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Set amidst a wave of violent animal attacks sweeping across the planet, a young renegade scientist is thrust into a race to unlock the mystery behind this pandemic before time runs out for animals and humans alike.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: dangerous animal, partners, mutation, save the world, pursuit, conspiracy, pandemic, experiment, crime, friends, investigation, extinction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   39%
 
 6.2
 21K
Impostor
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, exciting, surprise ending, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, chase, alien invasion, paranoia, robot, androids and robots, mars, androids, aliens, space travel, first contact, cyberpunk ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   47%
 
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 6.8
 75K
Terra Nova
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Terra Nova follows an ordinary family on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a daring experiment to save the human race. In the year 2149, the world is dying. The planet is overdeveloped and overcrowded, with ...
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: danger, family relations, sent to the past, adventure, survival, escapades, existence paradox, mistrust, experiment, fate of humanity, time travel, dangerous animal ...
Time: prehistoric times, 22nd century, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   43%
 
Battlestar Galactica
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: After a 40-year armistice in a war between the Twelve Colonies and the Cylons, the Cylons launch a surprise nuclear attack intended to exterminate the human race. Virtually all of the population of the Twelve Colonies are wiped out.
Style: futuristic, bleak, clever, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, genocide, space opera, betrayal, apocalypse, outer space, androids and robots, vengeance, adventure, survivor, androids, firefly ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   48%
 
Star Trek: First Contact
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Borg, a relentless race of cyborgs, are on a direct course for Earth. Violating orders to stay away from the battle, Captain Picard and the crew of the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise E pursue the Borg back in time to prevent the invaders from ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized, cerebral ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space opera, time travel, space travel, adventure, first contact, sacrifice, star trek, alien, outer space, transformation, vengeance, revenge ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   41%
 
 7.7
 676K
Gravity
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: survival, space travel, isolation, space program, trapped in space, astronaut, outer space, spacecraft, life & death, sacrifice, space station, survivor ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   39%
 
 6.0
 7K
Between
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Between is the story of a town under siege from a mysterious disease that has wiped out everybody except those 21 years old and under. The series explores the power vacuum that results when a government has quarantined a 10-mile diameter area and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, rough, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: quarantine, virus, isolation, youth, confined, survival, death, danger, crimes, escape attempt, rivalry, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   41%
 

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 7.6
 215K
Heroes
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Common people discover that they have super powers. Their lives intertwine as a devastating event must be prevented.
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, villain, supernatural ability, heroic mission, danger, hopes, changing the past or future, family relations, brother brother relationship, friendship, save the world, serial killer ...
Time: 2000s, future, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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System:   40%
    User:   45%
 
 7.4
 39K
The 4400
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 43 min.
Story: 4400 centers on the return of 4400 people who, previously presumed dead or reported missing, reappear on Earth. Though they have not aged physically, some of them seem to have deeper alterations ranging from superhuman strength to an unexplained ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: powerful corporation, mystery, investigation, government agency, memory loss, missing person, fate of humanity, special agents, alien abduction, time travel, supernatural ability, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
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System:   40%
    User:   43%
 
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