Movies like ARQ

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ARQ (2016)
 6.4
 30K
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, futuristic, psychological, suspense, tense, cerebral, clever, interesting, intense ...
Plot: time loop, time travel, post apocalyptic, tied to a chair, devastation, technology, survival, existentialism, memory, twists & turns, parallel universe, catastrophe, life & death, creativity, couples, hand to hand combat, post apocalypse, abduction, betrayal, faked death, suffocation, gas mask, shot point blank, immolation, coughing ...
Time: future

Most similar movies to ARQ

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out futuristic, suspense, serious and suspenseful films with plots about catastrophe, storytelling, mentor, technology, time travel, first contact and destiny mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like ARQ: The Butterfly Effect (2004), Project Almanac (2015), Time Lapse (2014), Parallels (2015), Predestination (2014). 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%
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%
 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 ⇓
50%
 6.1
 13K
Parallels (2015)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An underground MMA fighter must confront his sister and his past in an adventure through parallel universes
Style: suspense, futuristic, intense, enigmatic, cliffhanger ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nuclear bomb, parallel universe, plot twist, mystery, teleportation, distopia, survival, clones, apocalypse, family, betrayal, mob of reporters ...
Time: future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 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%
 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%
 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 ⇓
44%
 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 ...
Style: tense, futuristic, exciting, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
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 ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, shanghai china, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 544K
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, mind bending, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: time travel, plague, paranoia, time loop, social misfits, post apocalyptic, changing the past or future, save the world, apocalypse, alternate reality, insanity, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, year 1917 ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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 ⇓
39%
 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 ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
36%
 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 ⇓
36%
 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 ⇓
36%
 5.9
 52K
Timecop (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who has a tie to his past.
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, martial arts, time machine, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, heroic mission, danger, politics, imaginary, violence ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1860s, 19th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.9
 528K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: intellectual, suspense, twist ending, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: alien, first contact, spacecraft, loss, female protagonist, time loop, memory, destiny, science, death of daughter, language barrier, flash forward ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: russia, pakistan, montana, china, massachusetts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
 10K
Synchronicity (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In this mind-bending 'Sci-Fi Noir' a daring physicist folds time to travel into the past, trying to stop a mysterious woman from stealing his invention. But once there, he uncovers a surprising truth about the machine, the woman, and his ...
Style: futuristic, cerebral, suspense, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: time travel, parallel universe, time machine, migraine, wormhole, woman smoker, investor, time loop, repeated scene, scientist, smoking after sex, woman wearing black lingerie ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 104K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.
Style: psychological, surreal, enigmatic, mind bending, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, supernatural ability, supernatural, haunted by the past, mental institution, memory loss, psychology, mentally unstable, murder, life is a bitch, experiment, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 47K
Westworld (1973)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a futuristic resort, wealthy patrons can visit recreations of different time periods and experience their wildest fantasies with life-like robots. But when Richard Benjamin opts for the wild west, he gets more than he bargained for when a ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, scary, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: killer robot, theme park, man versus machine, survival, old west, technology gone awry, terminator, a.i., chase, androids and robots, desert, computer virus ...
Time: future, 19th century
Place: usa, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 91K
Primer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Friends and fledgling entrepreneurs invent a device in their garage which reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it, but they discover that it has some highly unexpected capabilities - ones that could enable them to do and to have ...
Style: surreal, talky, clever, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, inventions and discoveries, time machine, parallel universe, crumbling relationship, friends, couple relations, experiment gone awry, dishonesty, experiment, scientist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 12K
Time Trap (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of students become trapped inside a mysterious cave where they discover time passes differently underground than on the surface.
Style: captivating, twists and turns, tense, suspense
Plot: time travel, time loop, missing person, adventure, adventurer, legend, college professor, investigation, supernatural, youth, professor, climbing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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 ⇓
32%
 6.8
 4K
12:01 (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Office employee Barry Thomas is caught in a "time bounce" caused by a glitch in the company's secret project. Now the same day occurs again and again - and Barry's the only one who can do anything about it, including saving the ...
Style: serious, psychological, futuristic, suspenseful
Plot: time travel, prank, murder, time loop, experiment gone awry, chases and races, crimes, race against time, danger, rescue, misfit, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
Planet of the Apes (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, mind bending, twists and turns ...
Plot: slavery, space travel, time travel, future dystopia, space station, astronaut, adventure, survival, wormhole, danger, genetic engineering, good versus evil ...
Time: future, year 2001, 2020s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Scorch Trials (2015)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. ...
Style: exciting, tense, twists and turns, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, maze, survival, imaginary, confined, danger, virus, young heroes, on the run, resistance, desert, runner ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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 ⇓
32%
Nemesis 2: Nebula (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: It has been 73 years since Alex failed and the Humans lost the Cyborg Wars. Since then, the Humans have been enslaved. Scientists have developed a new DNA strain, which could signal the end of the Cyborgs, and they inject it into a volunteer. When ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, time travel, androids and robots, adventure, escapades, heroes, uninhibited rivalry, space and aliens, imaginary, chases and races, danger, terminator ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Thrill Seekers (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Tom Merrick (Van Dien) works as a TV reporter when he's nearly killed in an accident while informing about a fire in the Evanston power plant. The sight of a creepy-looking man leaving the place accidentally saves his life, when he was meant to ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: time travel, journalism, investigation, danger, race against time, escapades, special agents, chases and races, heroes, mysterious character, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A two-hour Battlestar Galactica special that tells the story of the Battlestar Pegasus several months prior to it finding the Galactica.
Style: exciting, futuristic, serious, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, androids and robots, space wars, space opera, heroic mission, survival, adventure, escapades, human in outer space, betrayal, humanity, transformation ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 53K
Red Planet (2000)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Astronauts search for solutions to save a dying Earth by searching on Mars, only to have the mission go terribly awry.
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: astronaut, space travel, mars, spacecraft, adventure, heroic mission, save the world, catastrophe, science, race against time, danger, ecological disaster ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%