Non-linear movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant non-linear movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out non-linear, enigmatic, cerebral, stylized, interesting and serious films and TV shows about / with storytelling, dialogue, obsession, murder, flashback, twists & turns, existentialism, destiny, violence and death plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
non-linear movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as non-linear: Memento (2000), Cloud Atlas (2012), The Fountain (2006), Twelve Monkeys (1995), Irreversible (2002), Enemy (2013), Vanilla Sky (2001), To the Wonder (2012), Reservoir Dogs (1992), The Haunting of Hill House (2018).

List of non-linear movies

Memento (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby ...
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, amnesia, mystery, vengeance, revenge, haunted by the past, murder, investigation, paranoia, flashback, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, China
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, futuristic, stylized ...
Plot: destiny, human nature, life philosophy, love and romance, reincarnation, death, wisdom of life, human existence, karma, love, multiple storylines, survival ...
Time: future, 19th century, 20th century, 1930s, 21st century ...
Place: south korea, seoul, hawaii
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his ...
Style: psychological, captivating, melancholic, clever, mind bending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, introspection, couple relations, power of love, mind control, memory loss, love, couples, love story, brainwashing, dreams, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, mcdonald's restaurant
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The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
Style: surreal, melancholic, stylized, touching, artsy ...
Plot: immortality, loneliness, metaphysics, tragic love, reincarnation, death, cancer, tree, terminal illness, outer space, love, couple relations ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
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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
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Irreversible (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her boyfriend and ex-lover take matters into their own hands by hiring ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, tense, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, sexual perversion, strong sexual content, vengeance, brutality, revenge, violence, cruelty, crime, sexual cruelty, sadism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Enemy (2013)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mild-mannered college professor discovers a look-alike actor and delves into the other man's private affairs.
Style: psychological, surreal, bleak, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, mystery, delusion, professor, symbolism, mysterious character, life turned upside down, disorder, doppelganger, couple relations, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Vanilla Sky (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 136 min.
Story: David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between ...
Style: psychological, enigmatic, surreal, suspense, non-linear ...
Plot: love triangle, mystery, disfigurement, virtual reality, love, disfigured face, hallucinations, mind game, obsession, nightmare, redemption, lost love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 22nd century, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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To the Wonder (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.
Style: serious, stylized, atmospheric, realistic, non-linear ...
Plot: womanizer, romance, crumbling marriage, love affair, introspection, couple relations, starting over, homecoming, love and romance, love triangle, love story, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, oklahoma, usa, paris france
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Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange, psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde, bickering weasel Mr. Pink and ...
Style: tense, stylized, serious, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, psychopath, crimes, violence spree, gang, heist gone wrong, undercover cop, thief, perfect crime, cult, undercover agent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
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The Haunting of Hill House (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The Crains, a fractured family, confront haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.
Style: enigmatic, scary, emotional, surreal, non-linear
Plot: haunted house, uncover truth, sibling relationship, supernatural ability, family in danger, ghosts, imaginary friend, mysterious past, storytelling, life is a bitch, ghost, old dark house ...
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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Malta, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Genius Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American tycoon aboard the Orient Express train.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, artsy, non-linear, road movie
Plot: investigation, train, murder, snow, doctor, justice, vengeance, murder mystery, suspect, stabbed to death, conspiracy, little girl ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, post world war one
Place: europe, alps, palestine, jerusalem, istanbul turkey ...
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within his former colleagues at the heart of MI6.
Style: bleak, tense, twists and turns, suspense, non-linear ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, mole, investigation, government agency, double agent, betrayal, secret agents, british intelligence, secret service, kgb ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, budapest, istanbul turkey, hungary ...
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I'm Not There. (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Western
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, non-linear, meditative ...
Plot: music, actor, rock, star, musician, vietnam war, poet, african american, musician's life, ambition, success, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, england, new jersey, minnesota, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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Wicker Park (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Matthew, a young advertising executive in Chicago, puts his life and a business trip to China on hold when he thinks he sees Lisa, the love of his life who left him without a word two years earlier, walking out of a restaurant one day.
Style: sexy, realistic, romantic, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: obsession, love triangle, friendship, track down, manipulations, dishonesty, love and romance, intrigue, romance, dating, twists & turns, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, france
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Full Frontal (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A contemporary comedy set in Los Angeles, Full Frontal traces the complicated relationship among seven friends as they deal with the fragile connections that bind them together. Full Frontal takes place during a twenty-four hour period - a day in ...
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, witty, entertaining ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, actor's life, crumbling marriage, couple relations, workplace intrigue, husband wife relationship, infidelity, sexual relations, celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, africa, manhattan new york city, tucson arizona
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Inadequate People (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Adequacy is relative.Vitalik the main character of the movie seems to be pretty normal. With a respectable office job, a comfy little dwelling and a personal couch doctor, Vitalik looks as adequate as a human can possibly be. Wait till he drinks and ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, non-linear, uplifting
Plot: forbidden love, love and romance, unlikely couple, fall in love, psychologist, midlife crisis, male objectification, dealing with death, translator, office, man in bathtub, cleavage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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Marrowbone (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young man and his four younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor in which they live.
Style: surprise ending, scary, suspense, tense, non-linear
Plot: secret, attic, murder, brother sister relationship, death of mother, ghost, brother brother relationship, love, mirror, family tragedy, father, murder of family ...
Time: 1960s, year 1969
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Ready to Wear (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Paris Fashion Week draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors, photographers. Follows the various storylines of these characters, centering around a murder investigation of a prominent fashion figure. Features an ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, satirical ...
Plot: fashion, farce, media satire, lovers reunited, love and romance, lifestyle, fashion model, multiple storylines, storytelling, art, poodle, sandwich ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Memories of the Alhambra (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: While looking for the cryptic creator of an innovative augmented-reality game, an investment firm executive meets a woman who runs a hostel in Spain.
Style: romantic, suspenseful, touching, scenic, non-linear ...
Plot: secret identity, love at first sight, love hate, unspoken love, company, storytelling, mysticism, murder mystery, trip, romance
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, korea, south korea
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The Kids from Room 402 (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 23 min.
Story: The Kids from Room 402 is a television program that originally aired on Fox Family in the USA starting in 1999, previously aired on Teletoon, and currently airs in the UK. The show is focused primarily on the students from Room 402, as the title ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, non-linear, light, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: elementary school, teachers and students, mischievous children, friendship, social relations, school life, childhood, school bully, student life, family, youth, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
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Signal (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
Detectives from the present and a detective from the past communicate via walkie-talkie to solve a long-time unsolved case.
Style: touching, captivating, suspenseful, serious, non-linear
Plot: altering history, police, race against time, investigation, murder, unlikely friendships, cold case, strong female character, flashback, profiler, false accusation, supernatural ...
Time: 80s, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
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Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 247 min.
Story: Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair is a complete edit of the two-part martial arts action films Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and Kill Bill: Vol. 2. The film was originally scheduled to be released as one part. However, due to the film's over 4 hour ...
Style: brutal, bloody, exciting, tense, scary ...
Plot: revenge, wedding, sword, brutality, violence, crimes, death, murder, justice, fight scenes, twists & turns, girl fight ...
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Manifest (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: After landing from a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers of Montego Air Flight 828 discover five years have passed in what seemed like a few hours. As their new realities become clear, a deeper mystery unfolds and some of the ...
Style: suspense, serious, captivating, mysterious, exciting ...
Plot: time warp, presumed dead, starting over, airplane, mysticism, passenger, a vision, family relations, lost, life & death, secrets, hallucinations ...
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Dallas (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The world's first mega-soap, and one of the most popular ever produced, Dallas had it all. Beautiful women, expensive cars, and men playing Monopoly with real buildings. Famous for one of the best cliffhangers in TV history, as the world asked ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, non-linear, uplifting ...
Plot: intrigue, family feud, oil industry, family business, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, presumed dead, ambition, couple relations, parents and children, rich and poor, hypocrisy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, medical school, dallas texas ...
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Johnny Bravo (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Johnny Bravo tells the story of a biceps-bulging, karate-chopping free spirit who believes he is a gift from God to the women of the earth. Unfortunately for Johnny, everyone else sees him as a narcissistic Mama's boy with big muscles and even ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, absurd, non-linear ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: machismo, womanizer, wannabe, goofy hero, friendship, misfit, parents and children, self involved, narcissism, male objectification, surrealism, flirting ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: usa
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Krypton (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved ...
Style: talky, captivating, exciting, non-linear, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: alien planet, save the world, friendship, dialogue, society, betrayal, uncover truth, fight scenes, youth, martial arts, rivalry, heroes ...
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The Crossing (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Refugees from a war-torn country start showing up to seek asylum in an American town. Only the country these people are from is America and the war they are fleeing is 250 years in the future. The local sheriff with a past, a federal agent and a ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, tense, suspense, non-linear
Plot: time travel, super strength, runaway, conspiracy, manhunt, police, adaptation, weapons, investigation, danger, mother daughter relationship, dialogue ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Pulp Fiction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.
Style: dark humor, exciting, clever, rough, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, violence, hitman, crime, boxing, criminal heroes, crime boss, overdose, gangster, rape, drugs, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: psychological, mind bending, twists and turns, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lesbian, uncover truth, hollywood, showbiz, mystery, amnesia, hallucination, postmodernism, surrealism, mysterious character, dreams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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