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, serious, psychological and stylized films and TV shows about / with storytelling, murder, flashback, dialogue, twists & turns, obsession, death, existentialism, husband wife relationship and loneliness 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), Vanilla Sky (2001), The Haunting of Hill House (2018), Murder on the Orient Express (2017), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Wicker Park (2004), Marrowbone (2017).

List of non-linear movies

 8.5
 989K
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, suspense, offbeat ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, mystery, vengeance, amnesia, haunted by the past, revenge, murder, paranoia, crimes, mistaken identity, mistrust ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 7.5
 318K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
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: atmospheric, psychological, futuristic, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: destiny, human nature, life philosophy, love and romance, death, reincarnation, redemption, wisdom of life, human existence, genetic engineering, supernatural, love ...
Time: future, 19th century, 1930s, 21st century, 30s ...
Place: hawaii, seoul, south korea
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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, mind bending, clever, captivating, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: introspection, love and romance, couple relations, power of love, mind control, memory loss, couples, love story, dreams, disorder, destiny, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
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 7.3
 211K
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: melancholic, surreal, stylized, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: immortality, loneliness, metaphysics, tragic love, reincarnation, couple relations, queen, death, cancer, tree, terminal illness, loss of loved one ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
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 8.0
 527K
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, bleak, surreal, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, plague, social misfits, changing the past or future, save the world, future dystopia, apocalypse, insanity, paranoia, mystery, race against time, postmodernism ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
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 6.9
 228K
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, surreal, enigmatic, suspense, non-linear ...
Plot: love triangle, mystery, disfigurement, hallucinations, virtual reality, disfigured face, love, obsession, mind game, nightmare, redemption, freak accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 22nd century, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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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: non-linear, enigmatic, scary, surreal, emotional
Plot: haunted house, sibling relationship, uncover truth, mysterious past, storytelling, family in danger, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, imaginary friend, ghost, brother sister relationship, supernatural horror ...
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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: suspense, surprise ending, non-linear, artsy, road movie
Plot: investigation, train, murder, snow, justice, vengeance, doctor, murder mystery, suspect, conspiracy, stabbed to death, little girl ...
Time: 1930s, post world war one, pre world war two
Place: europe, alps, palestine, mediterranean sea, 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, investigation, government agency, mole, double agent, betrayal, secret agents, british intelligence, secret service, kgb ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, budapest, hungary, istanbul turkey ...
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 7.0
 49K
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, serious, romantic, psychological ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: obsession, love triangle, friendship, track down, manipulations, dishonesty, love and romance, betrayal, intrigue, romance, dancer, neighbor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 6.6
 14K
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, tense, suspense, non-linear
Plot: secret, attic, murder, brother sister relationship, ghost, death of mother, brother brother relationship, love, mirror, family tragedy, plot twist, crazy ...
Time: 1960s, year 1969
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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, scary, exciting, tense ...
Plot: revenge, sword, wedding, brutality, violence, crimes, murder, justice, death, girl fight, fight scenes, twists & turns ...
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 7.4
 8K
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: serious, captivating, suspense, exciting, mysterious ...
Plot: presumed dead, time warp, starting over, airplane, mysticism, a vision, family relations, passenger, lost, life & death, secrets, hallucinations ...
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 7.0
 10K
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, uplifting, non-linear ...
Plot: intrigue, ranch, family feud, oil industry, family business, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, presumed dead, ambition, couple relations, parents and children, rich and poor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, medical school, dallas texas
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 7.3
 28K
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, non-linear, absurd ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: womanizer, machismo, wannabe, goofy hero, friendship, misfit, parents and children, self involved, narcissism, surrealism, male objectification, flirting ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.1
 10K
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: captivating, exciting, talky, non-linear, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: alien planet, friendship, betrayal, society, dialogue, save the world, uncover truth, fight scenes, heroes, family relations, martial arts, destiny ...
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 7.3
 7K
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, suspense, tense, non-linear
Plot: time travel, conspiracy, runaway, super strength, manhunt, adaptation, police, flashback, friendship, mother daughter relationship, investigation, danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.9
 1.6M
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, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, hitman, boxing, criminal heroes, violence, crime, rape, crime boss, overdose, strong sexual content, accidental killing, heroin ...
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: mind bending, psychological, twists and turns, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lesbian, amnesia, uncover truth, mystery, hallucination, postmodernism, surrealism, obsession, mysterious character, hollywood, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.7
 207K
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: gloomy, emotional, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: redemption, life is a bitch, suicide attempt, surgery, death in the family, desperation, crimes, guilt, vengeance, death, family problems, hit and run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
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 7.6
 76K
Following (1998)
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, serious ...
Plot: robbery, thief, stranger, neo noir, burglar, dangerous attraction, neo-noir, mystery, voyeurism, theft, obsession, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
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, serious, clever ...
Plot: neo noir, dysfunctional family, crime gone awry, sibling rivalry, hospital, office, jewelry store, crime, robbery, divorce, greed, debt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, brazil, manhattan new york city
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 8.5
 1.0M
The Prestige (2006)
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, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, obsession, uninhibited rivalry, magical, secret, deception, illusion, performer's life, magic, wizards and magicians, mystery, teleportation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: england, london, europe, colorado
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 7.9
 188K
Mr. Nobody (2009)
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: psychological, futuristic, mind bending, offbeat, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, utopia, depression, teenage love, alternate reality, love affair, parallel world, romance, imaginary, postmodernism, philosophy, death ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1975
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 7.6
 114K
Lost Highway (1997)
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, sexual, psychological, gothic ...
Plot: insanity, jealousy, pornography, murder, neo noir, transformation, impotence, prison, jazz musician, mystery, dangerous attraction, paranoia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
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 6.9
 86K
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: clever, surreal, talky, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, inventions and discoveries, time machine, identity crisis, paradox, garage, mathematics, guilt, party, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
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 7.9
 478K
Arrival (2016)
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: intellectual, futuristic, suspense, enigmatic, philosophical ...
Plot: alien, spacecraft, first contact, destiny, loss, alien invasion, language barrier, flash forward, death of daughter, memory, time loop, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 2010s, future
Place: montana, china, venezuela, pakistan, sudan ...
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The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)
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, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: forbidden love, elderly lovers, innocence lost, vengeance, human nature, destructive relationship, siblings relations, culture clash, haunted by the past, kids in trouble, coming of age, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, stone age, 1950s
Place: africa, kenya, england, europe, usa ...
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Before the Rain (1994)
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: monk, love affair, violence, albanian, mountain, christian, restaurant, girl, politics, murder, photographer, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: macedonia, former yugoslavia, england, london, europe ...
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 7.0
 48K
Inland Empire (2006)
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: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, serious, realistic ...
Plot: identity, murder, circus, danger, infidelity, filmmaking, seance, makeup artist, debt, dancer, actress, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, california, europe, usa, los angeles ...
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