Existence paradox movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant existence paradox movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, mind bending, clever, captivating, atmospheric and suspense films and TV shows about / with existence paradox, time travel, imaginary, time, changing the past or future, destiny, time traveler, time machine, sent to the past and danger plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as existence paradox: 12 Monkeys (2015), Continuum (2012), The Man from the Future (2011), Source Code (2011), Terra Nova (2011), Nowhere Boys (2013), The Zero Theorem (2013), +1 (2013), Alcatraz (2012), The Time Traveler's Wife (2009).

List of existence paradox movies

 7.7
 45K
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 ...
Style: mind bending, futuristic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: time travel, post apocalypse, time machine, epidemic, changing the past or future, existence paradox, virus, survival, save the world, sent to the past, plague, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.6
 61K
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, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, computer genius, changing the past or future, time machine, heroine, getting home, alternate timeline, policewoman, terrorist group, existence paradox, sent to the past, time jump ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa, vancouver, canada
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The Man from the Future (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Brazil
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Zero (Wagner Moura) is a brilliant scientist, but unfortunate because 20 years ago was publicly humiliated and lost in college Helena (Alinne Moraes) the love of his life. One day, an accidental experience with one of his inventions makes him travel ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, existence paradox, scientist, hopes, love and romance, disorder, inventions and discoveries, destiny, sent to the past, time, time warp, true love ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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 7.5
 522K
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: suspense, surprise ending, mind bending, clever, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, train, destiny, bomb, save the day, alternate reality, memory, twists and turns, changing the past or future, parallel universe, death ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, afghanistan, chicago illinois, illinois
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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, tricky, witty, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, alternate reality, sent to the future, time, time loop, friendship, existence paradox, underdog, disorder, adventure, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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 6.7
 84K
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, captivating, suspenseful, stylized, apocalyptic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, dinosaur, post apocalypse, survival, human existence, extinction, adventure, changing the past or future, characters in danger, experiment, dangerous animal, fate of humanity ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, 22nd century
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 7.0
 2K
Nowhere Boys (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: Four teenage boys get lost in the forest and discover, when they return home, that they are in an alternate world identical to theirs except for one startling difference - they were never born.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspense
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: young heroes, supernatural ability, adventure, parallel world, youth, friendship, lost, chosen one, good versus evil, teenage boy, supernatural, magic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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The Zero Theorem (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Romania, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A computer hacker's goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.
Style: surreal, philosophical, thought provoking, cerebral, meditative ...
Plot: loneliness, computers and web, computer system, computer genius, computer, distopia, escape from reality, cyberpunk, hacker, virtual reality, uncover truth, society ...
Time: future
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 5.5
 8K
+1 (2013)
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Three college friends go to the biggest party of the year, each looking for something different: love, sex and a simple human connection. When a supernatural phenomenon disrupts the party, it lights a fuse on what will become the strangest night ...
Style: mind bending, disturbing, surreal, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time loop, college, survival, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, one day, party, teenage life, manipulation, breakup, friendship, existence paradox, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.9
 40K
Alcatraz (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Alcatraz is an American television series created by Elizabeth Sarnoff, Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt, and produced by J. J. Abrams and Bad Robot Productions. The series premiered on Fox on January 16, 2012, as a mid-season replacement. ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, mind bending, stylized ...
Plot: prison, time travel, uncover truth, investigation, twists and turns, murderer, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, warden, manhunt, existence paradox ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 60s, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
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The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Due to a genetic disorder, handsome librarian Henry DeTamble involuntarily zips through time, appearing at various moments in the life of his true love, the beautiful artist Clare Abshire.
Style: romantic, touching, sentimental, emotional, sad ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: time travel, love affair, time traveler, love and romance, time, true love, time paradox, impossible love, fall in love, tragic love, disappearance, time loop ...
Time: future, 20th century, 70s, 90s, 80s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 8.0
 57K
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: captivating, tense, exciting, suspenseful, intellectual ...
Plot: time travel, time traveler, time machine, teamwork, police detective, time paradox, undercover, artificial intelligence, consciousness, changing the future, post apocalypse, sent to the past ...
Time: future
Place: north america
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 8.3
 552K
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, atmospheric, exciting, enigmatic, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, stranded on an island, human nature, air disaster, lost, island, mysterious place, adventure, desert island, destiny, death, plane crash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pacific ocean
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 7.4
 577K
Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 119 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, thought provoking, mind bending, confusing, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, hitman, cyberpunk, time paradox, organized crime, distopia, escape, self sacrifice, changing the past or future, chase, destiny ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: shanghai, kansas, usa
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 5.8
 6K
Minutemen (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When three high-school friends invent a time-machine, they decide to use it to go back in time and prevent other youngsters from making humiliating mistakes.
Style: humorous, scenic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, high school, teenager, save the world, friendship, adventurer, disney, partners, adventure, escapades, existence paradox ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Steins;Gate: The Movie - Load Region of Déjà Vu (2013)
Genre: Animation, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One year after the events of the anime, Rintarou begins to feel the repercussions of extensive time travel, and eventually completely fades from reality. Kurisu, being the only companion to remember him, now must find a way to bring him back.
Style: mind bending, stylized, serious, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: time travel, time machine, sent to the past, mad scientist, impossible love, lovers reunited, love and romance, tragic love, parallel world, existence paradox, love affair, changing the past or future ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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God, the Devil and Bob (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Animation
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: God, the Devil and Bob is an animated sitcom which premiered on NBC on March 9, 2000 and ended on March 28, 2000, leaving nine episodes unaired. It was created by Matthew Carlson. It is currently broadcast on the Philippine channel Maxxx. The entire ...
Style: adult animation, sitcom, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Plot: god, devil, good versus evil, disorder, bet, supernatural, chosen one, existence paradox, moral dilemma, deity, good deed, temptation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
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Family Guy Presents: Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The major sub-plot circles around the youngest Griffin, Stewie, who has a near-death experience at a pool when a lifeguard chair falls on him, but he survives. After having a vision of being in Hell, he decides to change his ways, but this ...
Style: humorous, funny, talky, not serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dark humor, time travel, twists and turns, stereotypes, family relations, adventure, family life, existence paradox, disorder, friends, self discovery, on the road ...
Time: future, year 2005, 2040s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, rhode island, san francisco, new jersey
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 7.7
 65K
Waking Life (2001)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our ...
Style: philosophical, psychological, surreal, stylized, psychedelic ...
Plot: philosophy, existentialism, surrealism, dream, alternate reality, lucid dream, life philosophy, imagination, lifestyle, trippy, bohemian life, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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The Haunting of Alcatraz (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Alcatraz. 1937. A young prison guard working the night shift experiences a string of chilling disturbances culminating in the bizarre death of an inmate at the most famous prison in the world
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: supernatural power, supernatural, ghost, prison, alcatraz, mystery, paranormal activity, confined, secret, murder mystery, murder, twists and turns ...
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 5.4
 5K
Excursion (2018)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the late eighties, the USSR government enlists Tomas, a devoted member of the Communist Party, to travel back in time to future London and document how Socialism has thrived.
Style: not serious, absurd, light, humorous
Plot: time travel, time paradox, changing the past or future, bully, culture clash, adventure, sent to the future, existence paradox, confrontation, travel, time traveler, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: ussr
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Steins;Gate 0 (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The dark untold story of Steins;Gate that leads with the eccentric mad scientist Okabe, struggling to recover from a failed attempt at rescuing Kurisu. He decides to give up and abandons his lively scientist alter ego, in pursuit to forget the past. ...
Style: mind bending, captivating, exciting, humorous, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, time loop, romance, experiment, peril, inventions and discoveries, characters in danger, existence paradox, rivalry, hopes, research ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
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Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.
Style: funny, feel good, humorous, absurd, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, party, time machine, friendship, changing the past or future, destiny, casual sex, stupidity, nostalgia, changing the future, midlife crisis, alternate reality ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, future, year 1986, 20th century ...
Place: california, usa, chernobyl
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 8.2
 10K
Ashes to Ashes (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Crime drama series featuring Life On Mars' DCI Gene Hunt. After being shot in 2008, DI Alex Drake lands in 1981, where she finds herself in familiar company.
Style: serious, tense, mind bending, surreal, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, police, police detective, female detective, fighting crime, crimes, uncover truth, power relations, female protagonist, reluctant partners, mystery, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, east end london
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 7.5
 10K
Life on Mars (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Life on Mars is a science fiction crime drama television series which originally aired on ABC from October 9, 2008 to April 1, 2009. It is an adaptation of the BAFTA-winning original UK series of the same name produced by the BBC. The series was ...
Style: serious, captivating, surreal, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, police, disorder, power relations, fighting crime, law enforcement, fish out of water, uncover truth, police brutality, mystery, partners ...
Time: 70s, future, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa
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 8.0
 9K
Journeyman (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: This mystery-drama revolves around a newspaper reporter named Dan Vasser who suddenly begins to travel through time to change the lives of those around him. When his travels reunite him with his long-lost fiancée Livia, life with his present-day ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Plot: time travel, sent to the past, changing the past or future, reporter, journalist, couple relations, save the day, righting the wronged, escapades, hopes, investigation, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
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Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy finds Marty digging the trusty DeLorean out of a mineshaft and looking for Doc in the Wild West of 1885. But when their time machine breaks down, the travelers are stranded in a land of spurs. ...
Style: light, not serious, sentimental, futuristic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, date night, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, mad scientist, changing the past or future, adventure, alternate reality, sent to the past, old west, time loop, science, small town, time ...
Time: year 1955, 50s, 19th century, 1880s, 80s ...
Place: california
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Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch ...
Style: entertaining, futuristic, humorous, light, clever ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, date night
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, time loop, alternate reality, teenager, sent to the past, inventor, travel, alternate timeline, adventure, same actor playing two characters simultaneously on screen ...
Time: future, year 2015, 50s, 2010s, 80s ...
Place: california
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 8.4
 31K
Life on Mars (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Life on Mars is a British television series broadcast on BBC One between January 2006 and April 2007. The series combines elements of science fiction and police procedural, featuring an officer from the Greater Manchester Police who travels back in ...
Style: captivating, surreal, tense, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police detective, police officer, police investigation, time travel, culture clash, disorder, mystery, rivalry, fighting crime, twists and turns, partners ...
Time: contemporary, future, 20th century, 2000s, 70s
Place: northern england, manchester, europe, england
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Back to the Future (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his ...
Style: feel good, exciting, light, funny, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night, date night
Plot: time travel, teenager, time machine, destiny, mad scientist, changing the past or future, adventure, inventor, time loop, scientist, time paradox, escapades ...
Time: future, 80s, 50s, year 1985, year 1955 ...
Place: usa, california
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