Movies and TV shows like 12 Monkeys

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12 Monkeys (2015)
 7.7
 43K
12 Monkeys (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: mind bending, futuristic, serious, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, intense, suspense
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, existence paradox, time machine, epidemic, post apocalypse, sent to the past, plague, virus, apocalypse, save the world, heroic mission, race against time, survival, future dystopia, deadly, danger, memory loss, society, imaginary, catastrophe, heroes, life is a bitch, chaos, mystery ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa

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, time travel, survival, heroes, escapades, imaginary and catastrophe mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like 12 Monkeys: Predestination (2014), Dark (2017), Continuum (2012), Travelers (2016), Twelve Monkeys (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 268K
Predestination (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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, surprise ending, mind bending, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time paradox, time loop, plot twist, time machine, changing the past or future, sent to the past, mysterious character, transsexual, destiny, mission, terrorism ...
Time: 20th century, year 1992, year 1963, year 1964, year 1945 ...
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, new york
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100%
 8.8
 322K
Dark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A missing child causes four families to help each other for answers. What they could not imagine is that this mystery would be connected to innumerable other secrets of the small town.
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: time loop, time machine, time travel, missing child, investigation, disappearance, small town, corpse, mysterious past, deja vu, alternate dimension, cave ...
Time: year 1986, 50s, 80s, contemporary, year 1953 ...
Place: germany, chernobyl
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.6
 59K
Continuum (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The series centers on the conflict between a group of rebels from the year 2077 who time-travel to Vancouver, BC, in 2012, and a police officer who accidentally accompanies them. In spite of being many years early, the rebel group decides to ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, sent to the past, changing the past or future, computer genius, time traveler, heroine, getting home, alternate timeline, time paradox, time machine, terrorist group, policewoman ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa, canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 50K
Travelers (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Hundreds of years from now, the last surviving humans discover the means of sending consciousness back through time, directly into people in the 21st century. These "travelers" assume the lives of seemingly random people, while secretly ...
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: time traveler, time paradox, time travel, time machine, sent to the past, post apocalypse, changing the future, teamwork, police detective, undercover, artificial intelligence, legend ...
Time: future
Place: north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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 8.0
 597K
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, surreal, non-linear, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: time travel, alternate reality, paranoia, post apocalypse, insanity, post apocalyptic, time loop, save the world, plague, apocalypse, social misfits, suprisingly clever ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.6
 232K
The 100 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the books by Kass Morgan, this show takes place 100 years in the future, when the Earth has been abandoned due to radioactivity. The last surviving humans live on an ark orbiting the planet — but the ark won't last forever. So the ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, youth, young heroes, leadership, space station, survivor, rivalry, danger, fate of humanity, betrayal, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 82K
Terra Nova (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
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: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dinosaur, time travel, post apocalypse, adventure, changing the past or future, survival, human existence, expedition, danger, extinction, sent to the past, scientist ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.2
 78K
11.22.63 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: exciting, stylized, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time traveler, assassination, altering history, kennedy assassination, time, twists & turns, surveillance, stephen king, murder, historical event ...
Time: 20th century, future, 1960s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
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, absurd, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time paradox, time machine, changing the past or future, time loop, teleportation, teenage life, inventions and discoveries, time, high school, teenage love, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2014 ...
Place: usa, woodstock, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 4K
Jeremiah (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Jeremiah is an American television series starring Luke Perry and Malcolm-Jamal Warner that ran on the Showtime network from 2002 to 2004. The series takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where most of the adult population has been wiped out by a ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, tense, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, plague, survival, post apocalypse, chaos, chaos and mayhem, vestiges of humanity, worldwide chaos, future dystopia, life is a bitch, escapades, partners ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Time After Time (1979)
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, cult film, psychotronic ...
Plot: time machine, time travel, museum, jack the ripper, serial killer, time loop, fish out of water, culture clash, romance, adventure, deadly, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 20th century, victorian era, victorian ...
Place: san francisco, london, california, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 518K
Lost (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Stripped of everything, the survivors of a horrific plane crash must work together to stay alive. But the island holds many secrets.
Style: psychological, exciting, atmospheric, enigmatic, mind bending ...
Plot: survival, island, desert island, stranded on an island, mysterious place, plane crash, death, lost, human nature, adventure, destiny, asthma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.3
 105K
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, suspenseful, emotional, feel good ...
Plot: time travel, investigation, changing the past or future, rescue, sent to the past, parallel universe, radio, murder, family relations, police detective, hopes, haunted by the past ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, year 1969, year 1999 ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Walking Dead (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: tense, suspenseful, captivating, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, post apocalypse, plague, danger, moral dilemma, walking dead, future dystopia, vestiges of humanity, graphic violence ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia, america, atlanta
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.1
 28K
Quantum Leap (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished... He woke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own and driven by an unknown ...
Style: captivating, exciting, witty, stylized, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, time machine, adventure, impersonating, fish out of water, sent to the past, getting home, experiment gone awry, partners, hologram, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 80s, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 54K
Wayward Pines (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Imagine the perfect American town... beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets. Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you're going insane. You must be ...
Style: mind bending, tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful
Plot: small town, apocalypse, investigation, society, small town life, beast, danger, missing person, murder, mystery, confined, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.2
 4K
Seven Days (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: "Ever wish you could live your last week all over again? Well, my name's Frank B. Parker, and I do it all the time. I work for a secret government project experimenting in time travel. When things really get screwed up, I'm the guinea ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time machine, top secret, secret place, ex military, teleportation, alien encounter, cult, military base, heroic mission, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 9K
Survivors (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, captivating, tense, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, virus, deadly virus, plague, politician, survival, group of strangers, danger, scientist, chaos, ex convict, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 29K
The Langoliers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: On a red eye flight from LA to Boston, 10 people wake up to a shock. All the passengers and crew have vanished. When they try to contact the ground they make no connections. They land the plane only to discover that things haven't changed. But ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, airplane, alternate dimension, supernatural, apocalypse, airport, survival, obsessive quest, stephen king, disappearance, deadly, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, future
Place: boston, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 34K
The Rain (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: After a brutal virus wipes out most of the population, two young siblings embark on a perilous search for safety. A Scandinavian thriller series.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, compassionate ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: post apocalypse, virus, survival, illness, vestiges of humanity, danger, zombie, pandemic, search, walking dead, brother sister relationship, desperation ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 4.2
 2K
Meteor (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
Story: Somewhere on the outskirts of our solar system, the unthinkable occurs. A giant asteroid collides with a smaller one and changes direction - headed directly toward The Earth. The burning meteor rain that beats down with devastating force, is only a ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, disaster movie
Plot: comet, meteorite, save the world, meteor, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, race against time, survival, small town life, adventure, deadly, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 56K
The Last Ship (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Their mission is simple: Find a cure. Stop the virus. Save the world. When a global pandemic wipes out eighty percent of the planet's population, the crew of a lone naval destroyer must find a way to pull humanity from the brink of extinction.
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy, battleship, apocalypse, chaos, military, save the world, deadly virus, danger, pandemic, heroes, survival, plague ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Planet of the Apes (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: time travel, future dystopia, astronaut, ape, danger, survival, escapades, on the run, chases and races, adventure, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
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 7.5
 3K
Odyssey 5 (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, astronaut, changing the past or future, save the world, nasa, post apocalypse, space and aliens, heroic mission, imaginary, danger, heroes, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
The Andromeda Strain (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: A U.S. satellite crash-lands near a small town in Utah, unleashing a deadly plague that kills virtually everyone except two survivors, who may provide clues to immunizing the population. As the military attempts to quarantine the area, a team of ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, harsh, futuristic ...
Plot: plague, laboratory, bacteria, biohazard, danger, deadly, cure, disease, virus, survival, evil alien, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 70s
Place: usa, utah, shanghai, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Martian Chronicles (1980)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: An adaptation of the set of Ray Bradbury short stories chronicling the colonisation of Mars.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, allegory, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, astronaut, nasa, time travel, telepathy, society, clergy, a.i., heroes, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
5ive Days to Midnight (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 210 min.
TV show
Story: A physicist discovers a briefcase containing postdated documents and evidence which indicate he will die five days in the future.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, murder, mystery, investigation, race against time, danger, law enforcement, deadly, destiny, dishonesty, physicist ...
Time: future, year 1994, year 2004
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Forbidden Dimensions (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Jack Slade was born during a solar eclipse in the year 1980. 18 years later, he finds out he has the ability to travel into the future. He projects himself into the year 2035, where society has been destroyed by a fascist regiment of psychopathic ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, scary
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, survival, save the world, danger, chaos, apocalypse, heroes, mutant, space and aliens, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future, year 1998
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.3
 3K
I Am Omega (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Last Man Alive Must Battle a Planet of the Dead. [An Asylum film.]
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, rescue, disease, survival, supernatural, chaos, deadly, life is a bitch, danger, apocalypse, future dystopia, plague ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 502K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France, Germany
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, captivating, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, bomb, destiny, race against time, save the day, terrorism, alternate reality, precognition, imaginary, nuclear threat ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%