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, thought provoking, complex, suspenseful and serious films and TV shows about / with paradox, death, catastrophe, chase, gun, blood, science, time travel, alternate reality and murder plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
paradox movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as paradox: Happy Death Day 2U (2019), Millennium (1989), 12 Monkeys (2015), Collider (2018), Primer (2004), Catch-22 (2019), Deerskin (2019), Vivarium (2019), The Directive (2019), Macadam Stories (2015).

List of paradox movies

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: captivating, semi serious, brutal, suspenseful, bloody
Plot: time loop, university, paradox, blonde, serial killer, repeated event, slasher, slasher killer, suicide, masked killer, characters killed one by one, deja vu ...
Time: contemporary
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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: suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: airplane, time travel, air disaster, catastrophe, time warp, collision, investigation, airport, sole survivor, investigator, scientist, paradox ...
Time: future, year 1963
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12 Monkeys (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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, tense, atmospheric, intense, suspense ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, existence paradox, post apocalypse, virus, sent to the past, plague, apocalypse, chaos, epidemic, save the world, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
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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: captivating, exciting, tense, suspense, psychological
Plot: time loop, time travel, escape, young girl, time machine, orphanage, paradox, teenage girl, family relations, danger, crimes, uncover truth ...
Time: year 2016
Place: usa, colorado
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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: twists and turns, surreal, tricky, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, inventor, time machine, experiment gone awry, parallel universe, inventions and discoveries, couple relations, friends, crumbling relationship, dishonesty, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
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Catch-22 (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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: thought provoking, captivating, exciting, humorous, surprise ending
Plot: war, aviator, world war two, transformation, frustration, soldier, society, paradox, escapades, bureaucracy, friendship, danger ...
Time: year 1944, 20th century, 1940s
Place: mediterranean sea
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Deerskin (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: France
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: satirical, absurd, enigmatic, dark humor
Plot: mentally unstable, manipulation, obsession, violence, murder, loneliness, paradox, film within a film, serial killer, paranoia, bank, shower ...
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Vivarium (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, USA, UK
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: suspense, surreal, absurd, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: trapped, psychological torture, real estate agent, evil child, child, body bag, excavation, digging, unhappy ending, personality change, character change, hostage ...
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The Directive (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: underground film, allegory, cinema verite, educational, psychotronic ...
Plot: expedition, robot, journey, sole survivor, virus, top secret, zombie outbreak, computer virus, end of the world, murder, loss of father, missing person ...
Time: 2020s, near future, future
Place: colorado, washington d.c., usa, utah, china ...
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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: social, humorous, absurd, enigmatic, melancholic
Plot: apartment building, neighbor neighbor relationship, neighbor, man in a wheelchair, astronaut, city life, irony, social relations, small town, culture clash, decision, camera ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
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Frequencies (2013)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 105 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, contemporary, 21st century
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Loving Vincent (2017)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Crime, Drama, Family, 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, captivating, disturbing, based on true events ...
Plot: painter, investigation, mysterious death, painting, genius, art, obsession, sketch, money, friendship, secret, mental illness ...
Time: 19th century, year 1990
Place: paris france
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The Age of Adaline (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.
Style: romantic, touching, emotional, dramatic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, immortality, love, romance, love story, loneliness, impossible love, miraculous event, immortal, destiny, single mother, aging ...
Time: 20th century, year 2014, year 1956, year 1954, year 1981 ...
Place: san francisco, california, arizona, oregon, england
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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, captivating, melancholic, tense ...
Plot: death of brother, conspiracy, nazism, secret, world war two, brother brother relationship, soldier, chase, german abroad, husband wife relationship, handcuffed, bomb ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1941, year 1944, year 1996 ...
Place: germany, europe, czechoslovakia, prague czech republic, central europe ...
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I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (1970)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Comedy
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: cult film, dark humor, psychotronic
Plot: time paradox, time machine, ring, running from police, protest, double agent, theater, loss of husband, expedition, german accent, carriage, secret passage ...
Time: future, 90s, 1910s, year 1999, 1990s
Place: prague czech republic, central europe, prague, prague czechoslovakia
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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: thought provoking, surreal, cerebral, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: escape from reality, loneliness, computers and web, computer genius, virtual reality, hacker, computer system, uncover truth, social misfits, cause and meaning, future dystopia, existence paradox ...
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 ...
Plot: coup d'etat, fascism, satire, politics, military coup, politician, prime minister, military, grudge, power struggle, curfew, italian soldier ...
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: experimental, cult film, psychotronic, absurd, dark humor
Plot: switching bodies, fictitious kingdom, female criminal, scientific experiment, jealous wife, auditorium, man wearing glasses, stopwatch, dying repeatedly, caught cheating, transplant, class distinction ...
Place: central europe
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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, escape, love, prostitute, religious hypocrisy, immigration, deserter, military service, fundamentalism, military draft, migration ...
Place: vienna, iran
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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: police officer killed, spacecraft, surrealism, gun, monster, panic, man crying, flashlight, mirror, corpse, evil, running ...
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15 Till Midnight (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Parallel worlds collide as a secret society policing this phenomena track a man whose wife has seemingly disappeared.
Plot: parallel world, love, betrayal, sex, murder, violence, memory, fistfight, pregnancy, gore, double agent, spaniard ...
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, psychological, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: redemption, introspection, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, depression, guilt, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, loss of son, tragic event, hit by a car, child murder, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Southland Tales (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, allegory, surreal, enigmatic ...
Plot: conspiracy, apocalypse, future dystopia, chaos, end of the world, split personality, prophecy, smuggling, dishonesty, life is a bitch, alternate reality, terrorist ...
Time: future, 2000s, year 2008, near future, year 2005
Place: los angeles, california, middle east, afghanistan, nevada ...
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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, surreal, mind bending, atmospheric, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, alternate reality, plague, save the world, paranoia, post apocalyptic, insanity, time loop, post apocalypse, social misfits, changing the past or future, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, year 1990 ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
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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: captivating, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, cult film ...
Plot: time travel, sent to the past, time machine, danger, heroes, save the day, escapades, changing the past or future, imaginary, chases and races, sent to the future, master criminal ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: vermont, usa
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Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Borg, a relentless race of cyborgs, are on a direct course for Earth. Violating orders to stay away from the battle, Captain Picard and the crew of the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise E pursue the Borg back in time to prevent the invaders from ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, time travel, outer space, cyborgs, first contact, sent to the past, space opera, space wars, invasion, captain, teleportation, attack ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: montana
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Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables ...
Style: surprise ending, mind bending, suspenseful, captivating, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, destiny, bomb, save the day, imaginary, suspicion, terrorism, precognition, danger, alternate reality ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, afghanistan
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A Serious Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Serious Man is the story of an ordinary man's search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been ...
Style: meditative, talky, ironic, dark humor, depressing ...
Plot: midlife crisis, jewish, suburban life, professor, dysfunctional family, neighbor, family problems, desperation, nothing goes right, suburbs, divorce, marijuana ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1967
Place: minnesota, usa, poland, canada, california
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Retroactive (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A psychiatrist makes multiple trips through time to save a woman that was murdered by her brutal husband.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, time machine, crimes, serial killer, witnessing a crime, race against time, nothing goes right, chases and races, deadly, murder, time loop ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: texas, usa, arizona
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Ridicule (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles.
Style: witty, talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: duel, royal court, court, intrigue, swamp, nudity (full frontal - brief), flowers, bedroom, sign language, flower, rabbit, epidemic ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1780s
Place: france, versailles, england, paris france
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