Butterfly effect movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant butterfly effect movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, clever, suspense, exciting and complex films and TV shows about / with butterfly effect, death, time travel, destiny, murder, time traveler, catastrophe, mentor, storytelling and time loop plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as butterfly effect: The Butterfly Effect (2004), Project Almanac (2015), Steins;Gate (2011), Frequency (2000), Nine: Nine Time Travels (2013), Mr. Nobody (2009), ERASED (2016), Dark (2017), The Ten Avatars (2008), A Sound of Thunder (2005).

List of butterfly effect movies

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, dramatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, twists & turns, psychology, time loop, life philosophy, supernatural ability, child abuse, suicide, memory, haunted by the past, hypnosis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
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Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Natsuki Subaru, an ordinary high school student, is on his way home from the convenience store when he finds himself transported to another world. As he's lost and confused in a new world where he doesn't even know left from right, the ...
Style: enigmatic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: magic, alternate world, tragedy, death, parallel world, time loop, adventure, supernatural, butterfly effect, medieval, time travel, rescue ...
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Project Almanac (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, absurd, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time paradox, time machine, changing the past or future, time loop, teleportation, teenage life, inventions and discoveries, time, high school, teenage love, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2014 ...
Place: usa, woodstock, atlanta georgia
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 8.8
 52K
Steins;Gate (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The self-proclaimed mad scientist Rintarou Okabe rents out a room in a rickety old building in Akihabara, where he indulges himself in his hobby of inventing prospective "future gadgets" with fellow lab members: Mayuri Shiina, his ...
Style: exciting, mind bending, touching, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, research, parallel world, scientist, time loop, sent to the past, hopes, experiment, youth, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
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 7.3
 105K
Frequency (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a rare phenomenon gives police officer John Sullivan the chance to speak to his father, 30 years in the past, he takes the opportunity to prevent his dad's tragic death. After his actions inadvertently give rise to a series of brutal ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, emotional, feel good ...
Plot: time travel, investigation, changing the past or future, rescue, sent to the past, parallel universe, radio, murder, family relations, police detective, hopes, haunted by the past ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, year 1969, year 1999 ...
Place: new york, usa
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A teenager finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures intent on destroying them.
Style: dark fantasy, exciting, gothic, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: fantasy world, time travel, orphan, supernatural power, imaginary, magic, boarding school, beautiful scenery, children, adventure, time loop, monster ...
Time: year 1943, 1940s, year 2016
Place: england, wales, florida, europe
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Nine: Nine Time Travels (2013)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Nine: Nine Time Travels is a 2013 South Korean television series starring Lee Jin-wook and Jo Yoon-hee. It aired on tvN from March 11 to May 14, 2013 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 23:00 for 20 episodes. The show has a unique way of dealing with the ...
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, tense
Plot: love at first sight, altering history, time travel, terminal illness, brother brother relationship, death of father, alternate timeline, butterfly effect, illness, time loop, time traveler, changing lives ...
Place: korea, nepal
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 7.8
 225K
Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, UK, Luxembourg, USA
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: philosophical, mind bending, psychological, thought provoking, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, depression, surrealism, utopia, alternate reality, life changing experience, philosophy, parallel world, love and romance, teenage love, time, family relations ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1975
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 8.5
 37K
ERASED (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 264 min.
TV show
Story: Satoru Fujinuma is a struggling manga artist who has the ability to turn back time and prevent deaths. When his mother is killed he turns back time to solve the mystery, but ends up back in elementary school, just before the disappearance of his ...
Style: captivating, psychological, sentimental, tense, psychological thriller ...
Audience: teens
Plot: childhood, child abuse, serial killer, time travel, murder, friendship, death, dysfunctional family, kidnapping, abuse, abusive mother, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, year 2006, year 1988
Place: japan
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 8.8
 322K
Dark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A missing child causes four families to help each other for answers. What they could not imagine is that this mystery would be connected to innumerable other secrets of the small town.
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: time loop, time machine, time travel, missing child, investigation, disappearance, small town, corpse, mysterious past, deja vu, alternate dimension, cave ...
Time: year 1986, 50s, 80s, contemporary, year 1953 ...
Place: germany, chernobyl
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The Ten Avatars (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Dhasavathaaram (Dus Avtar - in Hindi meaning 10 reincarnations of Lord Vishnu) has Padmashree Kamal Haasan donning 10 different roles ranging from a 12th Century priest to a genius Bio-Scientist and the President of United States. The story starts ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tsunami, chase, on the run, adventure, danger, bio weapon, special agents, deadly, government agency, reincarnation, george w. bush, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 12th century
Place: india, asia
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A Sound of Thunder (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a hunter sent back to the prehistoric era runs off the path he must not leave, he causes a chain reaction that alters history in disastrous ways.
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, apocalyptic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, dinosaur, time machine, adventure, evolution, experiment gone awry, danger, escapades, heroic mission, survival, disorder, technology ...
Time: future, prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: chicago illinois
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 7.1
 21K
Slacker (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Presents a day in the life in Austin, Texas among its social outcasts and misfits, predominantly the twenty-something set, using a series of linear vignettes. These characters, who in some manner just don't fit into the establishment norms, ...
Style: talky, humorous, witty, experimental, contemplative ...
Plot: philosophy, writers, hitchhiker, cafe, twenty something, sunglasses, hit and run, burglar, telescope, anarchist, atomic bomb, moon ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas, barcelona spain, austin texas ...
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 7.4
 430K
Tenet (2020)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Plot unknown. The project is described as an action epic revolving around international espionage.
Style: unusual plot structure, suspense, surprise ending, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: time paradox, time loop, cia agent, time travel, quantum physics, alternate timeline, time, terrorism, apocalypse, terrorist, save the world, espionage ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: mumbai india, london, kiev ukraine, vietnam, india ...
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 8.6
 5K
Signal (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
TV show
Story: 
Detectives from the present and a detective from the past communicate via walkie-talkie to solve a long-time unsolved case.
Style: captivating, touching, suspenseful, serious, non-linear
Plot: profiler, supernatural, investigation, police, murder, false accusation, altering history, race against time, strong female character, flashback, cold case, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
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The Butterfly Effect (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain, France, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Luis, a Spanish student,goes to London to get a course in Economics. He lives at a house the neighbour of her aunt, but when she broke up with her husband, Luis goes to live with her.
Style: biting, realistic, sexy, sexual, suspense ...
Plot: aunt nephew relationship, chaos and mayhem, lifestyle, infidelity, youth, family life, eccentric family, fall in love, couples, student life, family relations, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, spain, england
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 7.7
 194K
Run Lola Run (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Lola receives a phone call from her boyfriend Manni. He lost 100,000 DM in a subway train that belongs to a very bad guy. She has 20 minutes to raise this amount and meet Manni. Otherwise, he will rob a store to get the money. Three different ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, surreal, mind bending, non-linear ...
Plot: destiny, money, alternate reality, self sacrifice, race against time, desperation, choice, red hair, time loop, running, heroine, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
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 7.4
 49K
Mirage (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: On November 9, 1989 (the same day that Wall of Berlin falls), Nico is a 12 years old boy passionate to videotape himself playing guitar, being care lovely by her single mother María. This same night, when starts a 72-hours storm, Nico watches a ...
Style: exciting, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: parallel universe, uncover truth, mystery, thunderstorm, mother daughter relationship, disappearance, car, fantasy world, mental institution, husband wife relationship, accident, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 2000s, year 2001, year 1989 ...
Place: spain
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 8.3
 20K
Invader ZIM (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Invader Zim is an American animated television series created by Jhonen Vasquez. The show premiered on Nickelodeon on March 30, 2001. The series involves an extraterrestrial named Zim who originates from a planet called Irk, and his ongoing mission ...
Style: witty, humorous, stylized, semi serious, 2d animation ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: paranoia, dark humor, adventure, social misfits, insanity, absurd humor, misfit, manic, mad scientist, rivalry, disorder, supernatural ...
Time: future, 2000s
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 7.8
 75K
Russian Doll (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Nadia keeps dying and reliving her 36th birthday party. She's trapped in a surreal time loop -- and staring down the barrel of her own mortality.
Style: enigmatic, psychological, exciting, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: time loop, death, lesbian, character study, twists & turns, strong female character, survival, partners, trapped, fantasy world, couples, childhood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 6.1
 349
October 22 (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A wounded man makes a desperate call, reporting that a gunman is holding a coffee shop hostage and shooting anyone he pleases -- but when the SWAT team shows up, the madman opens fire. Through flashbacks, a waitress serves an array of customers, all ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, swat, swat team, crimes, deadly, confined, crime, hostages, diner, strong violent content, hostage, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Dead Like Me: Life After Death (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When George and her colleagues get a new boss whose focus is on moving souls quickly and enjoying life without consequences, the team begins to break the strict reaper rules. While her friends fall victim to their desires for money, success, and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: afterlife, coma, suicide, dark humor, supernatural, life & death, workplace, deadly, dealing with death, workplace situations, family life, boss and employee ...
Time: future
Place: new jersey
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 7.8
 324K
About Time (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: time travel, romance, time loop, life philosophy, changing the past or future, true love, sent to the past, couple relations, family secret, looking for love, fall in love, young woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, future
Place: london, cornwall, england
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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 Tesseract (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, Thailand, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A psychologist, an Englishman, a bellboy and a wounded female assasin have their fates crossed at a sleazy Bangkok hotel.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: hitman, psychologist, assassination attempt, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crime gone awry, rivalry, police investigation, danger, deadly, track down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
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 6.1
 296K
Jumper (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: David Rice is a man who knows no boundaries, a Jumper, born with the uncanny ability to teleport instantly to anywhere on Earth. When he discovers others like himself, David is thrust into a dangerous and bloodthirsty war while being hunted by a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: teleportation, supernatural ability, chase, young heroes, adventure, youth, presumed dead, good versus evil, supernatural, first love, double life, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya, michigan, empire state building manhattan new york city, egypt, rome italy ...
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 7.1
 111K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.
Style: psychological, surreal, enigmatic, mind bending, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, psychology, mental institution, time loop, supernatural, supernatural ability, memory loss, disorder, murder, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: vermont
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 6.8
 4K
Happenstance (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: How, thanks to what's known as the "Butterfly theory" (a random series of unlinked events), can a young woman and a young man meet?
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: destiny, coincidence, chaos, chance meeting, love and romance, couple relations, couples, museum, old woman, stranger, romance, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, new jersey, california
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All the Real Girls (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In a small North Carolina town, Paul, a womanizer, meets Noel, a confused intellectual returning home for the first time in years since she left for boarding school. The film depicts the typical romance of a good girl and a bad boy, in an ...
Style: contemplative, sincere, touching, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, womanizer, regret, romance, crumbling relationship, introspection, human nature, couple relations, infidelity, virginity, mechanic, clown ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, southern usa, usa, california
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 6.2
 528
Free Radicals (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Following the death of Manu (Resetarits) in a car accident, the film relates the interwoven stories of several people who become indirectly connected by the events and aftermath of the crash.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: love affair, teenage life, introspection, hopes, love and romance, destructive relationship, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, couples, youth, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, europe, africa, brazil
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