Parallel universe movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant parallel universe movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, thought provoking and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with parallel universe, alternate reality, catastrophe, destiny, time travel, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, alternate universe and first contact plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as parallel universe: Mirage (2018), Stranger Things (2016), Frequency (2000), ARQ (2016), Parallels (2015), Primer (2004), Time Lapse (2014), Doctor Strange (2016), The Owl House (2020), Donnie Darko (2001).

List of parallel universe movies

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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Stranger Things (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: telekinesis, supernatural, supernatural power, super powers, monster, parallel universe, friendship, missing person, boy, teenage boy, parallel world, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, 20th century
Place: usa, soviet union, ussr, indiana
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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, parallel universe, rescue, sent to the past, radio, murder, family relations, police detective, haunted by the past, hopes ...
Time: future, 21st century, 1960s, 1990s, year 1999 ...
Place: new york, usa
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ARQ (2016)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two old friends living in a dystopic future become trapped in a mysterious time loop — one that may have something to do with an ongoing battle between an omnipotent corporation and a ragtag band of rebels.
Style: enigmatic, tense, futuristic, twist ending, psychological ...
Plot: time loop, time travel, parallel universe, post apocalyptic, memory, post apocalypse, devastation, technology, survival, existentialism, twists & turns, catastrophe ...
Time: future
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Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Seventeen-year-old Hajime Nagumo is your average, everyday otaku. However, his simple life of pulling all-nighters and sleeping in school is suddenly turned upside down when he, along with the rest of his class, is summoned to a fantasy world! ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parallel universe, harem, love and romance, mysticism, adventure, warrior, weapons, demon, teenage life, violence, supernatural, magical ...
Place: japan
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Parallels (2015)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An underground MMA fighter must confront his sister and his past in an adventure through parallel universes
Style: suspense, twists and turns, futuristic, intense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parallel universe, plot twist, nuclear bomb, mystery, distopia, teleportation, survival, clones, apocalypse, multiverse, family, betrayal ...
Time: future
Place: california
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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: complex, confusing, surreal, intellectual, thought provoking ...
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: 21st century, contemporary, future
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Time Lapse (2014)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures 24 hours into the future and conspire to use it for personal gain, until disturbing and dangerous images begin to develop.
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, enigmatic, cerebral, twists and turns ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, time paradox, plot twist, parallel universe, paranoia, gambling, death threat, twists & turns, photograph, greed, blackmail ...
Time: future
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Doctor Strange (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under her wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.
Style: breathtaking, colourful, witty, entertaining, comic ...
Plot: magic, sorcerer, supernatural power, mentor, good versus evil, wizards, fight scenes, fantasy world, superhero, magician, teleportation, time loop ...
Time: year 2016, year 2017, 2010s
Place: nepal, hong kong, new york, london, mount everest
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The Owl House (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: An animated fantasy-comedy series that follows Luz, a self-assured teenage girl who accidentally stumbles upon a portal to a magical world where she befriends a rebellious witch, Eda, and an adorably tiny warrior, King. Despite not having magical ...
Style: atmospheric, colourful, whimsical, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: witch, magic, female protagonist, portal, teenager, apprentice, demon, fantasy world, parallel universe, prodigy, wizards, witchcraft ...
Time: 2020s
Place: dominican republic
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Donnie Darko (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
Style: mind bending, psychological, surreal, atmospheric, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: insanity, social misfits, supernatural ability, hallucination, time travel, surrealism, imaginary friend, parallel universe, suburbs, society, time loop, first love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, future
Place: virginia, usa, united states
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Counterpart (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Howard Silk is a lowly cog in a bureaucratic UN agency who is turning the last corner of a life filled with regret when he discovers the agency he works for is guarding a secret: a crossing to a parallel dimension.
Style: suspenseful, serious, melancholic, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parallel universe, espionage, parallel world, doppelganger, deception, husband wife relationship, blackmail, betrayal, murder, secret service, murderer, danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany
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The OA (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Prairie Johnson, blind as a child, comes home to the community she grew up in with her sight restored. Some hail her a miracle, others a dangerous mystery, but Prairie won’t talk with the FBI or her parents about the seven years she went missing.
Style: enigmatic, mysterious, bleak, suspense, twist ending
Plot: alternate dimension, disappearance, mysticism, parallel universe, mysterious disappearance, captive, healing, abduction, supernatural, ritual, experiment, surrealism ...
Place: san francisco
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The 10th Kingdom (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 417 min.
TV show
Story: Two centuries after Snow White and Cinderella had their adventures, the Nine Kingdoms ready themselves for the coronation of Prince Wendel, Snow White's grandson, to the throne of the Fourth Kingdom. But an evil once-queen has freed herself ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, exciting, scenic, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: magical, adventure, good versus evil, fairy, imaginary kingdom, supernatural ability, journey, imaginary, friends, friendship, parallel world, creature ...
Place: new york, virginia, usa
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The One (2001)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A sheriff's deputy fights an alternate universe version of himself who grows stronger with each alternate self he kills.
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, alternate dimension, parallel universe, alternate universe, law enforcement, supernatural ability, daring rescue, rivalry, danger, twins, race against time, dual identity ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: los angeles, hong kong, china
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Synchronicity (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In this mind-bending 'Sci-Fi Noir' a daring physicist folds time to travel into the past, trying to stop a mysterious woman from stealing his invention. But once there, he uncovers a surprising truth about the machine, the woman, and his ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, surprise ending, tricky, twist ending ...
Plot: time travel, parallel universe, time loop, time machine, scientist, alternate reality, repeated scene, science, travel, twists & turns, life & death, romance ...
Time: future
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The Mandela Effect (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man becomes obsessed with facts and events that have been collectively misremembered by thousands of people. Believing the phenomena to be the symptom of something larger, his obsession eventually leads him to question reality itself.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, exciting, captivating
Plot: parallel universe, obsession, deja vu, landlord, memories, escape from reality, mentally unstable, society, mansion, auction, hallucination, death of daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France, Germany
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, captivating, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, bomb, destiny, save the day, race against time, terrorism, nuclear threat, alternate reality, imaginary, precognition ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, afghanistan
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Stargate SG-1 (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Stargate SG-1 begins about a year after the events of the feature film, when the United States government learns that an ancient alien device called the Stargate can access a network of such devices on a multitude of planets. SG-1 is an ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, captivating
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, alien planet, ancient mystery, space and aliens, wormhole, alien race, time travel, parallel world, save the world, escapades, cult, parallel universe ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s ...
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Perfect Creature (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The vampire myth is given a stylish 1960s treatment, where a human cop partners with a vampire cop to stop a vamp bent on creating a war between the two "separate but equal" races.
Style: exciting, scary, suspenseful, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: vampire, danger, epidemic, serial killer, supernatural, good versus evil, imaginary, gory, parallel universe, escapades, heroic mission, legends and myths ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new zealand
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: This time around Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin Eustace Scrubb find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to a fantastic Narnian ship headed for the very edges of the world.
Style: visually appealing, captivating, serious, epic, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, obsessive quest, fantasy world, good versus evil, wizards, dragon, prince, family, quest, female warrior, adventure ...
Place: england
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His Dark Materials (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lyra is an orphan who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious ...
Style: atmospheric, suspense, enigmatic, dark
Plot: child protagonist, magic, parallel universe, arctic, friendship, children, prophecy, travel, science, orphan, alternate universe, church ...
Place: united kingdom, norway
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Into The Alternate (2018)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Taking place in the fifth reality to be discovered by humanity, Into The Alternate follows an inhabitant and foreign visitor as they struggle to survive within a collapsing ecosystem.
Style: nature documentary, avant garde, experimental
Plot: parallel universe, alternate reality, avant-garde
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The Family Man (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jack's lavish, fast-paced lifestyle changes one Christmas night when he stumbles into a grocery store holdup and disarms the gunman. The next morning he wakes up in bed lying next to Kate, his college sweetheart he left in order to pursue his ...
Style: feel good, sincere, touching, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, destiny, road not taken, rich and poor, life changing experience, alternate reality, workaholic, family relations, singleness, fish out of water, family life, lifestyle change ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2000, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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Adventure Time (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, South Korea, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 11 min.
TV show
Story: Told in eight parts, Islands tells the story of Finn, Jake, BMO and Susan Strong leaving Ooo and traveling across the ocean to solve the mystery of Finn's past. During their trip, they unlock secrets, encounter various creatures, make new ...
Style: humorous, exciting, surreal, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, friends, adventure, talking animals, princess, creature, imaginary, buddies, young heroes, best friends, escapades, monster ...
Time: 2010s
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GATE (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In August of 20XX, a portal to a parallel world, known as the "Gate," suddenly appeared in Ginza, Tokyo. Monsters and troops poured out of the portal, turning the shopping district into a bloody inferno. The Japan Ground-Self Defence Force ...
Style: exciting, captivating, enigmatic, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: parallel universe, war, dragon, alien creature, death threat, danger, weapons, portal, drastic change of life, imperialism, parallel world, conspiracy ...
Time: near future
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Your Name. (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must ...
Style: touching, romantic, captivating, surprise ending, sentimental ...
Plot: body swapping, romance, school, time travel, beautiful scenery, love, girl, race against time, schoolgirl, boy, star crossed lovers, destiny ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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Ink (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Invisible forces exert power over us in our sleep. A mercenary named Ink, on a literal nightmare mission, captures the spirit of 8-year-old Emma in the dream world. To save her, the dream-givers marshal all their resources, focusing on saving the ...
Style: dark fantasy, surreal, serious, atmospheric, enigmatic ...
Plot: another dimension, good versus evil, nightmare comes true, supernatural, nightmare, parallel universe, parent child relationship, imaginary, coma, father daughter relationship, missing child, imagination ...
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Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a ...
Style: futuristic, mind bending, neo noir, thought provoking, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, time paradox, hitman, changing the past or future, destiny, sent to the past, mafia, tragedy, on the run, self sacrifice, young man ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, shanghai china, kansas, shanghai
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The Midnight Gospel (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Traversing trippy worlds inside his universe simulator, Clancy the space caster explores existential questions about life, death and everything in between.
Style: psychedelic, 2d animation, adult animation, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: multiverse, surrealism, universe, dimension, creature, fantasy world, parallel universe, philosophy, shapeshifting, adult humor, outer space, male protagonist ...
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