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, realistic, stylized, serious, twists and turns and clever films and TV shows about / with flashback, twists & turns, storytelling, profanity, death, dialogue, violence, vengeance, murder and male nudity plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
non-linear movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as non-linear: Twelve Monkeys (1995), Cloud Atlas (2012), Memento (2000), Doll (2013), The Fountain (2006), The Big Trip (2011), Enakkul Oruvan (2015), Irreversible (2002), 21 Grams (2003), Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004).

List of non-linear movies

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, surreal, non-linear, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Plot: time travel, alternate reality, post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, save the world, plague, time loop, paranoia, apocalypse, insanity, social misfits, changing the past or future ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
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Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, 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: thought provoking, psychological, atmospheric, surreal, enigmatic ...
Plot: life philosophy, destiny, reincarnation, human nature, dystopic future, life & death, death, karma, multiple storylines, love and romance, supernatural, tribe ...
Time: future, 1930s, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: seoul, san francisco, hawaii, south korea
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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, surprise ending, twist ending, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: neo noir, plot twist, mystery, memory loss, twists & turns, uncover truth, paranoia, murder, manipulation, haunted by the past, amnesia, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Doll (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The rise and fall of the most distinguished Polish-Gypsy poetess Bronislawa Wajs, widely known as Papusza, and her relationship with her discoverer, writer Jerzy Ficowski.
Style: non-linear, realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, gypsy, rise and fall, ambition, writer's life, unfulfillment, gypsy camp, artists and showbiz, poet, poetry, female director, birth ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: poland
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The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 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, artsy, philosophical, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Plot: immortality, metaphysics, queen, death, reincarnation, tragic love, terminal illness, love of one's life, loneliness, cancer, loss of loved one, tree ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
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The Big Trip (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An ad-hoc orchestra treks through the woods, strolling and drinking, to the 'Carnaval du Monde' in Stavelot. The drunken procession appeals to them so much that they forget house and home. Like medieval wandering scholars, they travel from ...
Style: non-linear, humorous, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, adventurer, farce, on the road, midlife crisis, music band, escapades, buddies, hung over, disintegration, nudity (full frontal - brief), mountain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
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Enakkul Oruvan (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A man suffering from insomnia is tricked into buying a drug, Lucia, that makes his desires come true in his dreams, blurring the line between fantasy and reality.
Style: non-linear, realistic, suspenseful, mind bending, serious
Plot: danger, disorder, crimes, artists and showbiz, drugs/alcohol, actor's life, workplace, drugs, marriage proposal, pills, love, memory loss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
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Irreversible (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, 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, rough, surreal, non-linear, disturbing ...
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, sexual perversion, anal rape, violence, sadism, brutality, sexual cruelty, strong sexual content, rape and revenge, party, rape victim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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21 Grams (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ...
Style: mind bending, gloomy, psychological, non-linear, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, redemption, tragedy, suicide attempt, guilt, crimes, death in the family, mathematics, grief, loss, desperation, hit and run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
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Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The Bride unwaveringly continues on her roaring rampage of revenge against the band of assassins who had tried to kill her and her unborn child. She visits each of her former associates one-by-one, checking off the victims on her Death List Five ...
Style: dark humor, non-linear, atmospheric, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, female assassin, female warrior, master warrior, death, mentor, journey, betrayal, rivalry, respect, pride and honor, sword fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: el paso texas, mexico, tokyo, japan
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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An assassin is shot at the altar by her ruthless employer, Bill and other members of their assassination circle – but 'The Bride' lives to plot her vengeance. Setting out for some payback, she makes a death list and hunts down those who ...
Style: dark humor, exciting, tense, non-linear, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, one man army, mentor, tough girl, female warrior, dark hero, organized crime, revenge, hate, warrior, master warrior, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, asia, tokyo, japan, pasadena california
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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: talky, brutal, tense, non-linear, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, crimes, dark hero, psychopath, swearing, violence spree, gang, perfect crime, suprisingly clever, cult, undercover cop ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles
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Spider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, non-linear ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, murder, misfit, betrayal, mental patient, mystery, vengeance, family relations, infidelity, past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s
Place: london, europe, africa, east end london, england ...
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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
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The Burning Plain (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, Argentina
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A trailer is burning in the middle of a plain. The bodies of two adulterous lovers are found. Scenes from both families, before and after the dramatic events, suggest an unusual connection between them. But what is their secret?
Style: non-linear, touching, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: teenage love, redemption, adultery, parents and children, love affair, mother daughter relationship, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, small town, haunted by the past, unhappy wife ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: latin america, mexico, new mexico, portland oregon, california
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, 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: tense, bleak, twists and turns, non-linear, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, double agent, government agency, british intelligence, investigation, mole, betrayal, kgb, secret service, torture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, budapest, england, budapest hungary, hungary ...
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11:14 (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tells the seemingly random yet vitally connected story of a set of incidents that all converge one evening at 11:14pm. The story follows the chain of events of five different characters and five different storylines that all converge to tell the ...
Style: dark humor, non-linear, cynical, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: murder, vandalism, chase, robbery, crime gone awry, crimes, nothing goes right, deadly, accident, theft, cover up, thief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Summer of 85 (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What do you dream of when you're 16 years old and in a seaside resort in Normandy in the 1980s? A best friend? A lifelong teen pact? Scooting off on adventures on a boat or a motorbike? Living life at breakneck speed? No. You dream of death. ...
Style: non-linear, touching, sincere, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: gay, teenager, teenage boy, motorcycle, friendship, death, summer, friendship between men, loss of friend, fair, accidental death, gender disguise ...
Time: 80s, year 1985
Place: normandy
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Go (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Told from three perspectives, a story of a bunch of young Californians trying to get some cash, do and deal some drugs, score money and sex in Las Vegas, and generally experience the rush of life.
Style: witty, humorous, dark humor, non-linear, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: disorder, nothing goes right, clubbing, drug dealing, rave, crimes, multiple storylines, bad trip, ecstasy, drug use, sexual activity, plan gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa
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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: melancholic, mind bending, psychological, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: existentialism, surrealism, introspection, love, couple relations, couples, memory loss, love and romance, deja vu, power of love, disorder, brainwashing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Two Hearts as One (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Turkey
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A look inside the story of two newlyweds who are parted from each other and spend the next half-century of their lives trying to reunite.
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, non-linear, touching ...
Plot: love, life is a bitch, wartime life, husband wife reunion, world war two, marriage, caucasian, labor camp, couples, flashback, graphic violence, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1940s, 40s, 1990s ...
Place: europe, turkey, kazakhstan
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Seed 2 (2014)
Genre: Horror
Country: Germany
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Coming back from her bachelor party in Las Vegas, Christine and her friends are driving through the hot desert of Nevada. But they are not alone - serial killer Max Seed is back and he brought the whole family.
Style: non-linear, serious, scary, realistic
Plot: serial killer, desert, slasher, trailer, danger, deadly, psychopath, crimes, strong violent content, profanity, on the road, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
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Viola (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Several actresses get caught up in a web of romantic intrigue while performing in a production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night."
Style: non-linear, realistic, serious, talky, witty ...
Plot: actor's life, theater, twentysomething life, postmodernism, strong female presence, lesbian relationship, actress, urban, lesbian kiss
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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Paradise Cruise (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel, France, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An impossible love story between Yossi, a former IDF soldier, and Dora, a mysterious French photographer visiting Israel, as they both struggle in vain to leave their pasts behind.
Style: non-linear, realistic, serious, tense, captivating
Plot: obsession, haunted by the past, vengeance, couples, impossible love, couple relations, obsessive quest, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, innocence lost, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
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The Event (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The Event is an emotional, high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker, an everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his would-be fiancée Leila, and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history.
Style: exciting, captivating, twists and turns, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, space and aliens, mystery, government agency, alien, missing person, nobody believes, buried truth, secret movement, president, top secret, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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: exciting, atmospheric, psychological, enigmatic, mind bending ...
Plot: survival, island, desert island, plane crash, death, lost, adventure, mysterious place, human nature, destiny, stranded, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pacific ocean
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Ocean's Twelve (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Danny Ocean reunites with his old flame and the rest of his merry band of thieves in carrying out three huge heists in Rome, Paris and Amsterdam – but a Europol agent is hot on their heels.
Style: entertaining, twists and turns, clever, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: heist, twists & turns, perfect crime, con artists, thief, con men, master thief, rivalry, robbery, crimes, crime, planning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: rome italy, paris france, amsterdam, europe, new orleans ...
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Two (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Portugal
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Isabelle Huppert stars as a pair of twin sisters in Werner Schroeter's gorgeously composed and utterly berserk opus stuffed to overflowing with sailors, drag queens, suicides, cemeteries, doppelgängers, fickle foxes and operatic arias.
Style: psychological, realistic, non-linear, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: family relations, opera, twins, hopes, human nature, strong female presence, provence, cabaret, destiny, male nudity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, portugal, marseille
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He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not (2002)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Angelique, a young student, is in love with a married doctor. We see her attempts to make him leave his pregnant wife, but he does not appear for meetings or finally the booked journey to Florence. Then the movie is turned back to the beginning, and ...
Style: psychological, tense, non-linear, dark humor, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: obsession, obsessive love, mental illness, delusion, abortion, stalker, female psychopath, artist, insanity, couples, love and romance, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. Television producer by day, CIA assassin by night, Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA at the height of his TV career and trained to become a covert operative. Or so Barris said.
Style: microfilm, semi serious, dark humor, non-linear, suspenseful ...
Plot: hitman, double life, cia, double agent, intrigue, tv show, secret agents, prisoners exchange, star, success, couples, showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s ...
Place: new york, mexico, usa, latin america, west berlin west germany ...
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