Movies and TV shows like 12 Monkeys

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12 Monkeys (2015)
 7.7
 34K
12 Monkeys (2015)
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, mind bending, intense, suspense, serious, futuristic, suspenseful
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, plague, chaos, save the world, race against time, heroic mission, future dystopia, sent to the past, danger, virus, epidemic, deadly, survival, post apocalypse, witness, existence paradox, chases and races, apocalypse, paradox, mystery, based on movie, memory loss, heroes, imaginary ...
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, tense and exciting films and TV series with plots about danger, time travel, imaginary, changing the past or future, deadly, murder and heroes mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like 12 Monkeys: Twelve Monkeys (1995), Travelers (2016), Odyssey 5 (2002), Planet of the Apes (1974), The Walking Dead (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, surreal, bleak, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, plague, social misfits, changing the past or future, save the world, apocalypse, future dystopia, insanity, paranoia, mystery, postmodernism, time loop ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.0
 26K
Travelers (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
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: exciting, captivating, tense, suspenseful
Plot: time traveler, time travel, teamwork, changing the future, police detective, undercover, hopes, mind control, consciousness, alternate timeline, time machine, post apocalypse ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 3K
Odyssey 5 (2002)
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, nasa, mystery, race against time, end of the world, technology, save the world, heroic mission, danger, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Planet of the Apes (1974)
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: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Plot: future dystopia, time travel, astronaut, survival, adventure, danger, escapades, space travel, on the run, chases and races, society, switching roles ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
The Walking Dead (2010)
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: tense, suspenseful, captivating, bleak, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, apocalypse, supernatural, plague, future dystopia, zombie apocalypse, chaos, danger, vestiges of humanity, fear, social decay ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Martian Chronicles (1980)
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, nasa, astronaut, apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, a.i., adventure, benign alien, alien planet, race against time, save the world, survival ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 24K
Heroes Reborn (2015)
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, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, save the world, superhero, good versus evil, danger, heroic mission, imaginary, changing the past or future, time travel, serial killer, villain, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 4K
Jeremiah (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
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: serious, bleak, futuristic, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, chaos, human nature, future dystopia, survivor, virus, danger, escapades, youth, unlikely partners, obsessive quest, survival ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 75K
Terra Nova (2011)
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: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dangerous animal, time travel, danger, adventure, sent to the past, fate of humanity, survival, changing the past or future, vestiges of humanity, experiment, dinosaur, mistrust ...
Time: prehistoric times, 22nd century, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.2
 57K
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, conspiracy, historical event, escapades, period piece, time, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 50s, year 1963, future
Place: usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.6
 8K
Survivors (2008)
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, atmospheric, tense, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, virus, danger, group of strangers, human nature, mystery, chaos, ex convict, politician, scientist, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 48K
The Last Ship (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: save the world, navy, survival, ocean or sea, danger, apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, military, virus, scientist, heroes, pandemic ...
Time: 21st century
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, mission, terrorism, bartender, bar, time paradox, bomber ...
Time: 20th century, year 1975, near future, year 1945, year 1985 ...
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
 48K
Wayward Pines (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: small town, investigation, youth, confined, apocalypse, danger, adaptation, secret service agent, transformation, society, beast, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
5ive Days to Midnight (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 210 min.
Story: A physicist discovers a briefcase containing postdated documents and evidence which indicate he will die five days in the future.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: changing the past or future, murder, time travel, investigation, physicist, race against time, mystery, crimes, deadly, prank, destiny, chases and races ...
Time: future, year 2004, year 1994
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
 11K
Frequency (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Detective Raimy Sullivan is stunned when a voice suddenly crackles through her father’s old, long-broken ham radio – it’s Frank Sullivan, somehow transmitting over the airwaves and through the decades from 1996. Separated by twenty years, ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, police detective, investigation, danger, destiny, father daughter relationship, redemption, murder, ham radio, serial killer, twists & turns ...
Time: year 1996, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ 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, terminator, escapades, man versus machine, heroes, based on movie, danger, parents and children, computer system, unstoppable, fate of humanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 53K
Continuum (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
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, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, sent to the past, computer genius, changing the past or future, hopes, getting home, time machine, policewoman, fighting crime, fish out of water, existence paradox, terrorist group ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa, canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
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, psychotronic, tense ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, fish out of water, serial killer, jack the ripper, adventure, culture clash, romance, museum, changing the past or future, chases and races, supernatural ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 70s, victorian, 1890s ...
Place: california, san francisco, london, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 215K
Heroes (2006)
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, atmospheric, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, save the world, superhero, teleportation, heroic mission, danger, family relations, villain, secret, good versus evil, politician, psychic ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Fear the Walking Dead (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: What did the world look like as it was transforming into the horrifying apocalypse depicted in "The Walking Dead"? This spin-off set in Los Angeles, following new characters as they face the beginning of the end of the world, will answer ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, bleak, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, chaos, parents and children, danger, life is a bitch, family relations, survival, zombie apocalypse, social decay, family in danger, gory, apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.5
 14K
Tru Calling (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Tru Calling is an American television supernatural drama series that was shown on the Fox Network from 2003 to 2005. Created by Jon Harmon Feldman, the series was produced by Original Film, Oh That Gus!, Inc., and 20th Century Fox Television. The ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, touching, atmospheric, sincere
Plot: changing the past or future, supernatural ability, supernatural, back from the dead, chosen one, morgue, sent to the past, psychic power, race against time, urban, hopes, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 5K
Millennium (1989)
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: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, offbeat ...
Plot: time travel, airplane, robot, investigation, scientist, airport, time warp, investigator, paradox, sole survivor, space travel, collision ...
Time: future, year 1963
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 8K
Doctor Who (1996)
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: humorous, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, clock, adventure, apocalypse, space and aliens, master villain, heroic mission, androids and robots, race against time, rescue, alien encounter ...
Time: 1990s, contemporary, future, 20th century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 24K
The Langoliers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
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, suspense, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, airport, airplane, survival, time travel, deadly creature, supernatural ability, obsessive quest, apocalypse, airplane trip, mystery, danger ...
Time: 1990s, future
Place: boston, maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, tense, sentimental ...
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, investigation, rescue, radio, murder, sent to the past, baseball, haunted by the past, hopes, serial killer, firefighter ...
Time: future, 21st century, 1960s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, surprise ending, captivating, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, destiny, bomb, save the day, suspicion, nuclear threat, imaginary, train, danger, race against time, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 39K
The 4400 (2004)
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: special agents, missing person, investigation, danger, psychic, mystery, time travel, quarantine, powerful corporation, government agency, fate of humanity, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 19K
Zoo (2015)
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: dangerous animal, extinction, experiment, save the world, survival, pandemic, partners, mutation, cure, veterinarian, reporter, safari ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 10K
The Whispers (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: We love to play games with our children. But what happens when someone else starts to play with them too? Someone we don't know. Can't see. Can't hear. In The Whispers, someone or something -- is manipulating the ones we love most to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, bleak, tense
Plot: youth, evil alien, danger, save the world, little girl, manipulation, investigation, race against time, deception, murder, naivete, alien invasion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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