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ARQ (2016)
 6.4
 35K
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, tense, futuristic, twist ending, psychological, suspense, twists and turns, cerebral, thought provoking, complex ...
Plot: time loop, time travel, parallel universe, post apocalyptic, memory, post apocalypse, devastation, technology, survival, existentialism, twists & turns, catastrophe, life & death, creativity, couples, hand to hand combat, fistfight, tied to a chair, distopia, netflix, blonde, abduction, betrayal, hunger, jail ...
Time: future

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Most similar movies to ARQ

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, twists and turns, thought provoking and visually appealing films with plots about catastrophe, storytelling, technology, mentor, first contact, destiny and dialogue mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like ARQ: Predestination (2014), Project Almanac (2015), Time Trap (2017), Source Code (2011), The Butterfly Effect (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 254K
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, suspenseful, clever, mind bending, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time paradox, time loop, time machine, changing the past or future, mysterious character, sent to the past, transsexual, destiny, mission, terrorism, special agents ...
Time: 20th century, year 1985, year 1970, year 1981, year 1964 ...
Place: usa, new york, cleveland ohio
⇓ 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, absurd, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time paradox, time machine, changing the past or future, teenager, teenage life, time loop, high school, teenage love, friendship, teleportation, time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 2014 ...
Place: usa, woodstock, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 29K
Time Trap (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, 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: twists and turns, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: time travel, time loop, missing person, adventure, climbing, adventurer, cave, college professor, investigation, professor, legend, rock climbing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 486K
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, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, bomb, destiny, save the day, alternate reality, race against time, nuclear threat, terrorism, imaginary, train ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, philosophical, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, twists & turns, life philosophy, psychology, supernatural ability, time loop, child abuse, memory, suicide, haunted by the past, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 536K
Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, 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: futuristic, tense, thought provoking, mind bending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, time paradox, sent to the past, changing the past or future, destiny, hitman, mafia, tragedy, organized crime, neo noir, on the run ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, kansas, shanghai, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 42K
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: twist ending, suspenseful, cerebral, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, time paradox, parallel universe, plot twist, camera, paranoia, gambling, death threat, twists & turns, photograph, greed ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 99K
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: complex, thought provoking, psychological, twists and turns, surreal ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time machine, inventor, parallel universe, time loop, experiment gone awry, paradox, identity crisis, mistrust, inventions and discoveries, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.2
 59K
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, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: time travel, time loop, time machine, plot twist, mysterious character, disorder, stalking, threat, chases and races, surrealism, scientist, ordinary person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 14K
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, twists and turns, futuristic, intense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parallel universe, plot twist, nuclear bomb, mystery, distopia, teleportation, survival, clones, apocalypse, family, betrayal, multiverse ...
Time: future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 371K
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, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, distopia, dystopic future, race against time, society, time, fighting the system, on the run, class differences, love and romance, social differences ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 loop, time travel, alien, changing the past or future, alien invasion, invasion, soldier, evil alien, warrior, foreknowledge, deja vu, hi-tech ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 294K
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, exciting, suspenseful, tricky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, investigation, deja vu, terrorism, changing the past or future, police investigation, special agents, danger, foreknowledge, destiny, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 2.1M
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, exciting ...
Plot: parallel world, mind control, alternate reality, virtual reality, subconscious, existentialism, life philosophy, teamwork, manipulations, perfect crime, fictional reality, haunted by the past ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: japan, paris france, los angeles, africa, kenya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.6
 310
Collider (2018)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In the year 2033, a young girl trapped in a mysterious orphanage recklessly travels back in time to find her parents and amend her past.
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, suspense, psychological
Plot: time loop, time travel, black hole, young girl, escape, time machine, orphanage, teenage girl, paradox, crimes, danger, family relations ...
Time: year 2016
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, twists and turns, surprise ending, tricky, twist ending ...
Plot: time travel, parallel universe, time loop, scientist, time machine, investor, alternate reality, repeated scene, science, travel, twists & turns, life & death ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 510K
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, crime, neo noir, police investigation, law enforcer, graphic violence ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 241K
Total Recall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life ...
Style: futuristic, mind bending, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, post apocalypse, secret agents, memory loss, rebel, fictional reality, double agent, world domination, cyberpunk, conspiracy, suspicion ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.9
 56K
Timecop (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: 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, time machine, changing the past or future, martial arts, deadly, dishonesty, heroic mission, crimes, politics, imaginary, danger, violence ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1860s, 2000s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 303K
Total Recall (1990)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, mars, secret agents, secret agent, space colony, outer space, memory loss, chase, conspiracy, resistance, false memory ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 597K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
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, twist ending, cerebral, enigmatic, philosophical ...
Plot: first contact, alien, spacecraft, alien race, female protagonist, alien creature, ufo, loss, scientist, destiny, science, alien contact ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: pakistan, russia, china, montana, venezuela ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 312K
Equilibrium (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.
Style: futuristic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, rebellion, society, fighting the system, lone hero, utopia, resistance, gunfight, dystopic future, totalitarianism, dictatorship ...
Time: future, 80s, 2000s
Place: beijing china, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 31K
The Final Cut (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in a world with memory implants, Robin Williams plays a cutter, someone with the power of final edit over people's recorded histories. His latest assignment is one that puts him in danger.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, twists and turns, intellectual, tense ...
Plot: surveillance, technology, memory, microchip, death, haunted by the past, chase, child birth, child abuse, childbirth, distopia, twists & turns ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Three men walk into a bar; two geeks and a cynic. They are three ordinary blokes who all have dreams and hopes for an exciting and better future
Style: humorous, futuristic, exciting, not serious, tricky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, alternate reality, time machine, sent to the future, friendship, disorder, existence paradox, parallel universe, loser, time loop, pub, underdog ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Time Machine (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, utopia, changing the past or future, adventure, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, imaginary, loneliness, survival, hopes, escapades ...
Time: future, near future, 19th century, 2030s, 1890s ...
Place: new york, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 40K
Morgan (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A corporate risk-management consultant must determine whether or not to terminate an artificial being's life that was made in a laboratory environment.
Style: suspense, twist ending, surprise ending, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: artificial intelligence, moral dilemma, experiment, danger, violence, escape, genetics, surveillance, psychologist, cloning, fight, isolation ...
Time: future, contemporary, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After his girlfriend, Julie and two best friends are killed in a tragic auto accident, Nick struggles to cope with his loss and grief. Suffering from migraine-like seizures, Nick soon discovers that he has the power to change the past via his ...
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, serious, suspense, absurd ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, destiny, sent to the past, suicide, haunted by the past, supernatural, supernatural ability, hopes, profanity, childhood, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 982
Earthtastrophe (2016)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In a white hot flash of light, and with no warning, one minute our moon is there, the next it's gone. Then, a second flash. And that's the last thing anyone on Earth can remember. 11 months later, it's not post- apocalyptic; it's ...
Style: disturbing, exciting, bleak, tense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, catastrophe, post apocalypse, wormhole, danger, future dystopia, life is a bitch, rescue, chases and races, society, adventure ...
Time: future, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 1K
Rewind (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Revolves around a team of military field operatives and civilian scientists who must use untested technology to travel back in time to alter past events in order to change the future and avoid a devastating terrorist attack. Feature length pilot for ...
Style: twists and turns, captivating, intense, tense, suspense ...
Plot: time travel, terrorism, danger, changing the past or future, heroic mission, time machine, foreknowledge, special agents, surveillance, catastrophe, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 102K
Repo Men (2010)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the future, medical technology has advanced to the point where people can buy artificial organs to extend their lives. But if they default on payments, an organization known as the Union sends agents to repossess the organs. Remy is one of the ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, transplant, black market, dystopic future, rebel, distopia, chase, on the run, social decay, surrealism, mercenary ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%