Movies like Shifter

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Shifter (2020)
 3.4
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Shifter (2020)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young woman struggles with the painful and gruesome side effects of an experiment with time travel gone wrong that causes her to lose control and shift through time at random.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, serious, disturbing, intense, psychotronic, weird
Plot: time travel, time machine, body horror, loneliness, father daughter relationship, life & death, science runs amok, obsession, technology, dream, research, experiment gone awry, animal experimentation, love story, doomed romance, strange behavior, science gone wrong, moral ambiguity, inadvertently, psychology, lesbian, time traveler, vomiting, vomiting in a toilet

Most similar movies to Shifter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and atmospheric films with plots about time travel, imaginary, danger, catastrophe, storytelling, science and first contact mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like Shifter: Time Lapse (2014), Intersect (2020), Altered States (1980), Timecrimes (2007), 2067 (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 44K
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, enigmatic, cerebral, twists and turns ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, time paradox, plot twist, parallel universe, paranoia, gambling, death threat, twists & turns, photograph, greed, blackmail ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 3.8
 2K
Intersect (2020)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A group of young Miskatonic University scientists invent a time machine, only to learn that they are being manipulated by mysterious, unseen forces from another dimension.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, ambiguous ending
Plot: parallel world, science, alternate dimension, deadly creature, experiment gone awry, monster, experiment, scientist, time traveler, time travel, outer space, portal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.9
 33K
Altered States (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A research scientist (William Hurt) explores the boundaries and frontiers of consciousness. Using sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic mixtures from native American shamans, he explores these altered states of consciousness and finds that memory, ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, psychedelic ...
Plot: experiment gone awry, obsession, science, isolation, genetics, psychologist, transformation, university, genetically altered, danger, mad scientist, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1967, 1960s
Place: africa, boston, new york, san francisco, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.2
 61K
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, plot twist, time machine, mysterious character, threat, stalking, chases and races, disorder, surrealism, scientist, ordinary person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 4.9
 7K
2067 (2020)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A lowly utility worker is called to the future by a mysterious radio signal, he must leave his dying wife to embark on a journey that will force him to face his deepest fears in an attempt to change the fabric of reality and save humankind from its ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: time travel, climate change, deforestation, parallel world, research, time machine, changing the past or future, imaginary, flash forward, discovery, destiny, time
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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: intense, twists and turns, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, terrorism, danger, heroic mission, time machine, foreknowledge, special agents, surveillance, crimes, attack, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
A Sound of Thunder (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a hunter sent back to the prehistoric era runs off the path he must not leave, he causes a chain reaction that alters history in disastrous ways.
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, apocalyptic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, dinosaur, time machine, adventure, evolution, danger, experiment gone awry, technology, heroic mission, survival, disorder, changing the past or future ...
Time: future, prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The story concerns Dr James Xavier, ably portrayed by Ray Milland. He has invented a serum for improving human vision. When his funding is cut he proceeds to experiment on himself -- with horrifying results. From the director who gave you Swamp ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: monkey, hospital, experiment, scientist, surgery, experimenting, supernatural, supernatural ability, experiment gone awry, gambling, scheming, laboratory ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: las vegas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 102K
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, confusing, surreal, intellectual, thought provoking ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, inventor, time machine, parallel universe, time loop, experiment gone awry, time traveler, identity crisis, paradox, mistrust, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 5K
The Door (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A successful artist loses control of his life after his young daughter's death. A chance for a new start appears, but all is not what it seems.
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, enigmatic, mind bending
Plot: time travel, dealing with death, life turned upside down, family relations, couples, father daughter relationship, supernatural, righting the wronged, performer's life, passionate sex, doppelganger, barefoot woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, cult film ...
Plot: time machine, time travel, museum, jack the ripper, serial killer, fish out of water, culture clash, time loop, romance, adventure, deadly, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 20th century, victorian era, victorian ...
Place: san francisco, london, california, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 ⇓
51%
The Ganzfeld Haunting (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In a world where past meets present and the present gets lost in time, reality is blurred for 5 College psychology students who are pushing all boundaries during an ESP experiment over a lost weekend...
Style: psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, psychology, experiment gone awry, supernatural, deadly, haunted by the past, danger, losing-it hero, drugs/alcohol, gory, haunted house, experiment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Running Against Time (1990)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hoping to prevent his brother's Vietnam death and to prevent the JFK assassination, a time-traveling college professor goes back to the '60s but can't find his way out. Trapped in a time warp, he can't effect a change because he ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, older brother, college, heroes, race against time, state affairs, chases and races, assassination, imaginary, vietnam war ...
Place: vietnam, asia, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.5
 661
Unholy (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Martha, a widow living in rural Pennsylvania, comes home to find her daughter about to blow her own head off with a shotgun in the basement of their house. Martha doesn't succeed in stopping her child's horrific demise, but the girl's ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, slasher, scary ...
Plot: time travel, mind control, human experiment, suicide, investigation, supernatural, uncover truth, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, danger, deadly, government conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 machine, time paradox, changing the past or future, time loop, inventions and discoveries, teenage life, teleportation, high school, teenage love, teenager, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2014 ...
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, woodstock
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
 167K
The Fly (1986)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one.
Style: psychological, scary, atmospheric, suspense, rough ...
Plot: mad scientist, science, scientist, experiment, mutant, tragic love, mutation, nightmare, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, research, teleportation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Panic in the tower (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A murderous baboon escapes from a laboratory and roams the research building, and begins to kill some teenagers who are also in the building playing a Dungeons-and-Dragons type game.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, cult film ...
Plot: baboon, medical school, laboratory, danger, deadly, mutant, isolation, experiment gone awry, captivity, animal horror, animal attack, scientist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 664
The Machine (1994)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This deftly made French psychological thriller terrifies with its exploration of an experiment gone horribly wrong. Dr. Marc Lacroix, a psychiatrist specializing in brain functions, is obsessed with the link between mind and spirit. To find his link ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, rough, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: mad scientist, psychopath, experiment gone awry, switching roles, deadly, obsession, crimes, disorder, chaos, brutality, criminal's revenge, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 5K
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, suspenseful, psychological, futuristic
Plot: time loop, time travel, prank, experiment gone awry, murder, disorder, race against time, heroes, misfit, crimes, rescue, chases and races ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.3
 1K
Time Runners (2013)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Time is unraveling, paradoxes are everywhere, and strangers with terrifying technologies are on the hunt. A thrilling, original, ultra indie full-length sci-fi movie that is the story of Sally Biggs, an FBI agent who has the power to rewind time. ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: precognition, time travel, changing the past or future, mystery, good versus evil, race against time, law enforcement, superhuman powers, danger, rivalry, imaginary, woman in danger ...
Time: future, year 2003
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Time After Time (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: The adventures of young H.G. Wells and his time machine.
Style: serious, captivating, suspense, exciting, intense ...
Plot: time travel, serial killer, murder, time machine, love, danger, jack the ripper, fish out of water, time traveler, alternate timeline, alternate reality, betrayal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.6
 800
Dark Mountain (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In March of 2011, three filmmakers disappeared in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona while documenting their search for the Lost Dutchman mine. Their bodies were never found... but their camera was.
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: mountain, supernatural, ghost, mine, legends and myths, escapades, danger, inventions and discoveries, curses spells and rituals, unsolved mystery, wilderness, supernatural power ...
Time: 20th century, year 2011
Place: arizona, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: time travel, destiny, changing the past or future, sent to the past, supernatural ability, suicide, supernatural, haunted by the past, profanity, hopes, childhood, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.4
 2K
Vlad (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Death and spiritual torment stalk three American students visiting the Carpathian mountain homeland of Vlad Tepes.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, scary
Plot: vampire, legends and myths, supernatural, escapades, time travel, danger, heroes, deadly, obsessive quest, heroic mission, palaces castles and temples, mountain ...
Time: 15th century
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four directors collaborated to remake four episodes of the popular television series 'The Twilight Zone' for this movie. The episodes are updated slightly and in color (the television show was in black-and-white), but very true to the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, surreal, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, supernatural, fictional reality, retirement home, adult as child, mischievous children, mentally unstable, transformation, fear of flying, world war two, stewardess, racism ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Sticky Fingers of Time (1997)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A 1950s author (Terumi Matthews) is transported to 1990s Brooklyn, where she meets a woman (Nicole Zaray) who reads about her life.
Style: stylized, sexy, contemplative, experimental, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, haunted by the past, gays and lesbians, writer's life, imaginary, journalism, female director, bisexuality, radiation, changing the past or future, past, bisexual ...
Time: future, 50s, 90s
Place: nevada, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 4K
Brain Dead (1990)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychological thriller from the writer of the original "Twilight Zone!" In a showdown of man vs. machine, Martin plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from the megalomaniacal corporation!
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: nightmare, experiment, mental illness, insanity, hallucination, delusion, experiment gone awry, haunted by the past, obsession, doctors and patients, murder, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: disaster movie, serious, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: time travel, journalism, titanic, mysterious character, catastrophe, heroes, escapades, investigation, deadly, race against time, special agents, crimes ...
Time: future
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Terminal Man (1974)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As the result of a head injury, brilliant computer scientist Harry Benson begins to experience violent seizures. In an attempt to control the seizures, Benson undergoes a new surgical procedure in which a microcomputer is inserted into his brain. ...
Style: serious, experimental, exciting, scary, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, danger, murder, experiment gone awry, mind control, crimes, chases and races, life is a bitch, deadly, imaginary, serial killer, psychopath ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%