Paradox movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant paradox movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out absurd, cult film, serious, suspenseful, captivating and melancholic films and TV shows about / with paradox, death, chase, father son relationship, catastrophe, time travel, murder, gun, memory and alternate reality plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Comedy and Drama genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as paradox: Vivarium (2019), Happy Death Day 2U (2019), Primer (2004), Legion (2010), Millennium (1989), 12 Monkeys (2015), Collider (2018), Twelve Monkeys (1995), Waking Life (2001), Deerskin (2019).

List of paradox movies

 5.8
 48K
Vivarium (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman and her fiancé are in search of the perfect starter home. After following a mysterious real estate agent to a new housing development, the couple finds themselves trapped in a maze of identical houses and forced to raise an ...
Style: surreal, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, absurd ...
Plot: trapped, psychological torture, paradox, real estate agent, human monster, suburbs, evil child, existentialism, maze, unhappy ending, young couple, death ...
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Happy Death Day 2U (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tree Gelbman learns that dying over and over again was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead.
Style: slasher, captivating, semi serious, bloody, brutal ...
Plot: time loop, repeated event, university, paradox, masked killer, blonde, serial killer, suicide, deja vu, mystery killer, slasher killer, characters killed one by one ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.9
 103K
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: complex, philosophical, confusing, mind bending, surreal ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, inventor, time machine, parallel universe, time loop, experiment gone awry, time traveler, identity crisis, paradox, mistrust, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
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 5.3
 103K
Legion (2010)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When God loses faith in humankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. Humanity's only hope for survival lies in a group of strangers trapped in an out-of-the-way, desert diner with the Archangel Michael.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: angel, good versus evil, apocalypse, demons, save the world, god, supernatural, fallen angel, prophecy, heroes, heroic mission, desert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, north america
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 5.8
 6K
Millennium (1989)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster discovers the involvement of an organisation of time travellers from a future Earth irreparably polluted who seek to rejuvenate the human race from those about to die in the past. Based on a ...
Style: offbeat, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: airplane, time travel, air disaster, time warp, collision, investigation, airport, paradox, scientist, investigator, robot, danger ...
Time: future, distant future, year 1963
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 7.7
 43K
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, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, existence paradox, time machine, epidemic, post apocalypse, sent to the past, plague, virus, apocalypse, save the world, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
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 3.6
 370
Collider (2018)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In the year 2033, a young girl trapped in a mysterious orphanage recklessly travels back in time to find her parents and amend her past.
Style: exciting, captivating, psychological, suspense, tense
Plot: time loop, time travel, escape, time machine, young girl, paradox, teenage girl, orphanage, crimes, danger, family relations, uncover truth ...
Time: year 2016
Place: usa, colorado
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 8.0
 597K
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, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: time travel, alternate reality, paranoia, post apocalypse, insanity, post apocalyptic, time loop, save the world, plague, apocalypse, social misfits, suprisingly clever ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
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 7.8
 63K
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, surreal, stylized, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: existentialism, philosophy, dream, lifestyle, human nature, bohemian life, imaginary, daydreamer, alternate reality, computer animation, surrealism, nightmare ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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 6.7
 8K
Deerskin (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: France, Belgium, Switzerland
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A man who becomes obsessed with owning the designer deerskin jacket of his dreams. This obsession will lead him to turn his back on his humdrum life in the suburbs, blow his life savings and even turn him to crime.
Style: enigmatic, absurd, satirical
Plot: obsession, mentally unstable, manipulation, dark humor, loneliness, paradox, film within a film, murder, violence, paranoia, middle aged man, bartender ...
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 7.8
 16K
Catch-22 (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Set in Italy during World War II, the series follows the story of the incomparable, artful dodger Yossarian, a bombardier for the U.S. Air Force, who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real ...
Style: exciting, captivating, thought provoking, humorous, surprise ending
Plot: war, aviator, world war two, u.s. air force, frustration, transformation, soldier, friendship, society, escapades, bureaucracy, danger ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century
Place: southern italy, mediterranean sea
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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, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, kids, teen comedy
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, mad scientist, adventure, time machine, destiny, scientist, time paradox, chases and races, escapades, inventor, sent to the past ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, california
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 6.8
 14K
Frequencies (2013)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of the forbidden relationship between a 'low born' boy and a 'high born' girl in an alternate reality where every person's relationships and life worth are determined by their innate 'frequencies'.
Style: humorous, semi serious, philosophical, mind bending, futuristic ...
Plot: destiny, romance, love story, fighting the system, culture clash, science, love, imagination, technology, manipulation, life philosophy, philosophy ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
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 7.2
 16K
Columbus (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship ...
Style: sincere, captivating, touching
Plot: father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, architecture, korean american, small town, friendship, coma, library, family relations, family life, life is a bitch, couple relations ...
Time: year 1954, year 1950, year 2008, 2010s
Place: indiana, midwest
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Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young boy and his dog, who happens to have a genius-level IQ, spring into action when their time-travel machine is stolen and moments in history begin to be changed.
Style: humorous, entertaining, witty, feel good, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, adventure, young heroes, time machine, talking dog, prodigy, sent to the past, family, adoption, computer animation, dog, time paradox ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2014, 1500s, 16th century ...
Place: egypt, usa, versailles, new york, italy ...
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The Directive (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the aftermath of an incurable virus spread, a robot seeking to eradicate humanity deceptively guides a Red Cross survivor to sanctuary with the false hope of his family awaiting in Safe Zone 57.
Style: epic, cinema verite, allegory, educational, surprise ending ...
Plot: zombie outbreak, robot, expedition, journey, sole survivor, zombie survival, virus, top secret, rat, self discovery, loss of father, security ...
Time: near future, future, 2020s, year 2019
Place: washington d.c., utah, usa, china, colorado ...
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Macadam Stories (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A drama about several lonely inhabitants of the same council estate, adapted by Benchetrit from his novel.
Style: humorous, social, absurd, enigmatic, melancholic
Plot: man in a wheelchair, neighbor, apartment building, neighbor neighbor relationship, astronaut, city life, social relations, irony, small town, culture clash, teenage boy, video camera ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
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 7.8
 55K
Loving Vincent (2017)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Poland, UK, USA, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by 125 professional oil-painters who travelled from all across the world to the Loving ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, adult animation ...
Plot: painter, investigation, mysterious death, painting, art, obsession, genius, friendship, sketch, lie, money, secret ...
Time: 19th century, year 1990
Place: paris france
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Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Former Nazi Klaus Abard survives to the 1990s by taking anti-ageing pills. He plans to use a time travel trip to return to Germany in 1944 and present Hitler with a hydrogen bomb, so that he can win the war. Unfortunately the pilot, woman-chasing ...
Style: surreal, humorous, feel good, melancholic, tense ...
Plot: death of brother, conspiracy, world war two, brother brother relationship, nazism, secret, scientist, neighbor neighbor relationship, chase, father daughter relationship, bomb, misunderstanding ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1944, year 1941 ...
Place: germany, europe, prague czech republic, prague, czechoslovakia ...
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I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This futuristic science fiction comedy features an atomic bomb blast that causes women to grow beards and lose the ability to have children. A summit meeting is held at the United Nations, with the proposed solution of building a time machine. The ...
Style: parody, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: time paradox, time machine, flying man, massacre, pretending to be dead, accomplice, traitor, scheme, telephone call, stage performance, secret passage, accidental death ...
Time: 1910s, future, 1990s, 90s, year 1999
Place: prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic, prague, central europe
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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, thought provoking, philosophical, cerebral, semi serious ...
Plot: loneliness, escape from reality, computers and web, computer system, computer genius, virtual reality, hacker, distopia, computer, uncover truth, future dystopia, society ...
Time: future
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We Want the Colonels (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Italy 1973. Giuseppe Tritoni (Ugo Tognazzi) is an ultra-right-wing congressman that doesn't agree anymore with his fascist party policy. He contacts many Italian Army officers and built a net of relationship in order to organize a Coup ...
Style: political
Plot: coup d'etat, satire, politics, fascism, military coup, fascist, curfew, grudge, years of lead, clandestine, uniform, power struggle ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy
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You Are a Widow, Sir (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a soldier cuts off the arm of king's cousin, king decides to deactivate the army. Of course, generals don't like it at all and they try to kill the king. The assassin should be artificial body in the shape of actress Evelina Keleti ...
Style: urban fantasy, cult film, experimental, parody, psychotronic ...
Plot: switching bodies, fictitious kingdom, transsexual, wrapped in a towel, billionaire, gadget, overheard conversation, new job, death, adultery, laboratory, sabre ...
Place: central europe
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 6.5
 114
I Love Vienna (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: I love Vienna is a social comedy that explores the clash of cultures and values.
Plot: muslim, immigrants, teenage sexuality, toilet, fundamentalism, love, hypocrisy, dancing, military service, deserter, religious hypocrisy, prayer ...
Place: vienna, iran
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 4.0
 122
Timesweep (1987)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of people enter an old movie studio and are suddenly confronted with a variety of strange phenoma. Among other things they are transported through time and the building is surrounded by a deadly acid fog . The filmmakers also throw Roman ...
Plot: evil, man crying, blood, fear, police officer killed, monster, ufo, flashlight, female nudity, castle, mirror, fog ...
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15 Till Midnight (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Parallel worlds collide as a secret society policing this phenomena track a man whose wife has seemingly disappeared.
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense
Plot: parallel world, memory, love, martial arts, conspiracy, murder, home invasion, prophet, sex, pregnancy, betrayal, gun ...
Place: new york
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Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, France, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 118 min.
Story: One day, driving aimlessly around the outskirts of town after a trivial domestic quarrel, a writer named Tomas accidentally hits and kills a child. Will he be able to move on?
Style: touching, serious, emotional, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: introspection, redemption, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, loss of son, depression, tragic event, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, guilt, hit by a car, child murder, anguish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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 2.4
 3K
Time Chasers (1994)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An inventor comes up with a time machine, but must prevent its abuse at the hands of an evil C.E.O.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, captivating, exciting, psychotronic ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time machine, sent to the past, chases and races, chase, escapades, save the day, danger, master criminal, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: usa, vermont
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 6.3
 1K
Pinero (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing time in hard-core Sing-Sing for petty thefts and ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, rise and fall, ambition, lifestyle, rising to stardom, society, life is a bitch, human nature, celebrity culture, couple relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, puerto rico, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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 5.6
 430
99.9 (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Lara, the host of a radio call-in show dealing in psychic phenomena, discovers that her estranged lover has been found dead in a small Spanish village. She learns that he was conducting secret experiments searching for tortured souls trapped behind ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, scary
Plot: ghost, radio show, murder, village, love, radio, secret, experiment, estrangement, mad scientist, crimes, mysterious character ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain
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