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, cerebral, enigmatic, serious, stylized and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with storytelling, flashback, dialogue, murder, death, twists & turns, obsession, existentialism, plot twist and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as non-linear: Memento (2000), Cloud Atlas (2012), The Fountain (2006), Twelve Monkeys (1995), Murder on the Orient Express (2017), Vanilla Sky (2001), Marrowbone (2017), Manifest (2018), Dallas (1978), Johnny Bravo (1997).
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
USA
108 min.
 8.3
Twelve Monkeys
Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA
129 min.
 8.0
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Manifest
Drama, Mystery
USA
43 min.
 7.7
Krypton
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
USA
45 min.
 7.1

List of non-linear movies

 8.5
 989K
Memento
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, non-linear, twist ending, tense, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, revenge, uncover truth, vengeance, investigation, mystery, plot twist, flashback, murder, paranoia, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 7.5
 318K
Cloud Atlas
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore
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: non-linear, philosophical, atmospheric, futuristic, intellectual ...
Plot: destiny, reincarnation, multiple storylines, human nature, life philosophy, existentialism, justice, wisdom of life, human existence, love, karma, sacrifice ...
Time: future, 19th century, 1930s, 30s, 70s ...
Place: hawaii, south korea, seoul
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
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: surreal, non-linear, psychological, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: surrealism, love, brainwashing, power of love, erased memory, love story, romance, existentialism, destiny, alternate reality, love and romance, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
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 7.3
 211K
The Fountain
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, artsy, meditative, philosophical ...
Plot: love, life & death, tragic love, immortality, true love, death, cancer, multiple storylines, terminal illness, loneliness, power of love, fountain of youth ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
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 8.0
 527K
Twelve Monkeys
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: non-linear, surreal, philosophical, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: time travel, apocalypse, insanity, paranoia, virus, time loop, alternate reality, psychology, memory, mental illness, mystery, end of the world ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
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Murder on the Orient Express
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: suspense, artsy, non-linear, surprise ending, road movie
Plot: train, investigation, murder, murder mystery, suspect, stabbed to death, conspiracy, vengeance, justice, snow, little girl, doctor ...
Time: 1930s, post world war one, pre world war two
Place: europe, venice, alps, palestine, istanbul turkey ...
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 6.9
 228K
Vanilla Sky
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: surreal, psychological, enigmatic, suspense, non-linear ...
Plot: virtual reality, obsession, surrealism, love, love triangle, disfigurement, mystery, mind game, existentialism, alternate reality, redemption, disfigured face ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.6
 13K
Marrowbone
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
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, tense, suspense, non-linear
Plot: secret, attic, brother sister relationship, ghost, death of mother, murder, brother brother relationship, love, plot twist, family tragedy, murder of family, father ...
Time: 1960s, year 1969
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 7.7
 4K
Manifest
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, exciting, mysterious ...
Plot: mysticism, time warp, presumed dead, airplane, starting over, family relations, a vision, passenger, lost, hallucinations, life & death, secrets ...
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 7.0
 10K
Dallas
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, uplifting, non-linear ...
Plot: intrigue, family business, family relations, oil industry, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, couple relations, parents and children, family feud, rich and poor, hypocrisy, mogul ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, texas, southern usa, medical school, dallas texas
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 7.3
 28K
Johnny Bravo
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, non-linear, absurd ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: womanizer, machismo, goofy hero, friendship, misfit, surrealism, male objectification, narcissism, wannabe, self involved, flirting, absurdism ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.1
 9K
Krypton
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, exciting, captivating, tense, non-linear
Audience: teens
Plot: alien planet, save the world, society, dialogue, friendship, betrayal, uncover truth, rivalry, fight scenes, family relations, heroes, martial arts ...
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 7.3
 6K
The Crossing
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: twists and turns, captivating, suspense, tense, non-linear
Plot: time travel, runaway, conspiracy, super strength, manhunt, police, adaptation, society, dialogue, investigation, danger, weapons ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.9
 1.6M
Pulp Fiction
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, talky, clever, stylized, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, violence, redemption, hitman, cult, gory, gangster, gunfight, organized crime, plot twist, brutality, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Mulholland Drive
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, surreal, mind bending, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: surrealism, amnesia, mystery, postmodernism, imagination, uncover truth, alternate reality, dreams, hollywood, hallucination, plot twist, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.7
 207K
21 Grams
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: emotional, realistic, bleak, clever, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, guilt, death, vengeance, tragedy, loneliness, hospital, revenge, drug addiction, drug abuse, betrayal, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
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 7.6
 76K
Following
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
Story: A struggling, unemployed young writer takes to following strangers around the streets of London, ostensibly to find inspiration for his new novel.
Style: stylized, psychological, clever, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: mystery, neo-noir, obsession, gangsters, plot twist, loneliness, manipulation, robbery, thief, neo noir, dangerous attraction, stranger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, crime, greed, dysfunctional family, robbery, divorce, death, violence, betrayal, heist, adultery, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, brazil, manhattan new york city
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 8.5
 1.0M
The Prestige
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: obsession, magic, mystery, teleportation, cloning, rivalry, sacrifice, murder, revenge, betrayal, secret, diary ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1890s, 1900s ...
Place: london, england, europe, colorado
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 7.9
 188K
Mr. Nobody
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, USA, UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, surreal, philosophical, futuristic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, alternate reality, destiny, love affair, philosophy, time, depression, childhood, utopia, divorce, postmodernism, life ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1975
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 7.6
 114K
Lost Highway
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, sexual, gothic ...
Plot: mystery, insanity, pornography, murder, paranoia, schizophrenia, surrealism, neo noir, crumbling marriage, urban, jealousy, time loop ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
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 6.9
 86K
Primer
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: clever, surreal, talky, psychological, cerebral ...
Plot: time travel, mathematics, time loop, science, greed, paranoia, changing the past or future, time machine, dialogue driven, storytelling, dialogue, existentialism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
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 7.9
 468K
Arrival
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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: suspense, intellectual, enigmatic, philosophical, futuristic ...
Plot: alien, first contact, alien invasion, spacecraft, time loop, flash forward, language barrier, destiny, loss, death of daughter, memory, existentialism ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: montana, china, venezuela, massachusetts, pakistan ...
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The Loss of Sexual Innocence
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the sexual development of a filmmaker through three stages of his life.
Style: sexual, atmospheric, serious, art house, non-linear ...
Plot: innocence lost, vengeance, sex, sexuality, male nudity, elderly lovers, desert, storytelling, art, pornography, human nature, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, stone age
Place: africa, england, kenya, europe, usa ...
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Before the Rain
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Republic of Macedonia, France, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The circularity of violence seen in a story that circles on itself. In Macedonia, during war in Bosnia, Christians hunt an ethnic Albanian girl who may have murdered one of their own. A young monk who's taken a vow of silence offers her ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating, non-linear ...
Plot: violence, politics, fall in love, brutality, storytelling, wartime, crimes, civil war, war, tragedy, danger, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, macedonia, europe, former yugoslavia ...
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 7.0
 48K
Inland Empire
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Poland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An actress's perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: identity, murder, surrealism, insanity, storytelling, alternate reality, mystery, hotel, danger, actor's life, gory, existentialism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, poland, europe, usa, los angeles ...
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 8.3
 785K
Reservoir Dogs
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: clever, stylized, talky, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crime, cult, gory, undercover cop, violence, organized crime, robbery, gore, gangster, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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 8.0
 423K
Dunkirk
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.
Style: dramatic, realistic, based on true events, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: war, world war two, wartime, evacuation, british army, survival, german, rescue, rescue mission, surrounded, german army, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century
Place: france, europe, english channel, england, battleship ...
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 7.2
 32K
Sex and Lucia
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life.
Style: sexual, erotic, surreal, sexy, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: island, sex, writer's life, male nudity, infidelity, strong sexual content, pornography, starting over, relationships, sexuality, storytelling, imagination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid
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 8.1
 96K
8?
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: With 8 ½ Frederico Fellini leaves a self-portrait where dreams and reality are a mix. With help from a most excellent cast and unique scenery this self reflecting film is one of his master works.
Style: talky, surreal, psychological, stylized, serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, dreams, childhood, surrealism, loneliness, artist, memory, postmodernism, filmmaking, imagination, obsession, existentialism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, italy, copenhagen denmark, paris france, england ...
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TOP 5 movies for each similar tag

artsy
artsy movies
The Fountain 2006
7.3
American Beauty 1999
8.4
Murder on the Orient Express 2017
6.5
By the Sea 2015
5.3
Eyes Wide Shut 1999
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art house
art house movies
Eraserhead 1977
7.4
Blue Velvet 1986
7.8
Mulholland Drive 2001
8.0
Dogville 2003
8.0
The Big Feast 1973
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meditative
meditative movies
The Island 2006
8.0
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring 2003
8.1
The Fountain 2006
7.3
Before I Fall 2017
6.4
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations 2017
7.7
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philosophical
philosophical movies
The Island 2006
8.0
The Fountain 2006
7.3
Mr. Nobody 2009
7.9
Interstellar 2014
8.6
Cloud Atlas 2012
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intellectual
intellectual movies
Sleuth 2007
6.5
Interstellar 2014
8.6
The Social Network 2010
7.7
The Imitation Game 2014
8.0
Now You See Me 2013
7.3
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art
art movies
Eraserhead 1977
7.4
Big Eyes 2014
7.0
Frida 2002
7.4
White Collar 2009
8.3
Eyes Wide Shut 1999
7.4
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breathtaking
breathtaking movies
Ip Man 3D 2015
7.1
The Fifth Element 1997
7.7
Star Trek: Discovery 2017
7.4
Avatar 2009
7.8
Interstellar 2014
8.6
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metaphysics
metaphysics movies
The Fountain 2006
7.3
The Nines 2007
6.4
Waking Life 2001
7.8
Youth Without Youth 2007
6.3
What Dreams May Come 1998
7.0
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