10 best movies like Arrival (2016)

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Arrival 2016
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.
List of the best movies like Arrival (2016): The Titan, The Fifth Element, Independence Day: Resurgence, Time Lapse, ARQ, Interstellar, The Discovery, Synchronicity, Inception, Moon.

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The Titan (2018)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain, USA, Germany
Duration02:22

On a bleak future Earth, a soldier endures a radical genetic transformation to save humanity. But his wife fears he's becoming more creature than man.

The Fifth Element (1997)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, comedy, melodrama
CountryFrance, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:06

In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration04:31

We always knew they were coming back. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

Time Lapse (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantastic, thriller, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:44

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.

ARQ (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:52

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.

Interstellar (2014)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration02:49

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

The Discovery (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

In the near future, due to a breakthrough scientific discovery by Dr. Thomas Harbor, there is now definitive proof of an afterlife. While countless people have chosen suicide to reset their existence, others try to decide what it all means. Among them is Dr. Harbor's son Will, who has arrived at his father's isolated compound with a mysterious young woman named Isla. There, they discover the strange acolytes who help Dr. Harbor with his experiments.

Synchronicity (2015)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:21

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 own fractured reality.

Inception (2010)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:28

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.

Moon (2009)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:37

With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident however, he wakens to find that he is not alone.

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The Prestige (2006)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:05

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.

Midnight Special (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Greece
Duration01:50

A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.

I Origins (2014)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab partner, they make a stunning scientific discovery that has far reaching implications and complicates both his scientific and and spiritual beliefs. Traveling half way around the world, he risks everything he has ever known to validate his theory.

The Divide (2011)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantastic, thriller, thriller, drama, drama
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada, France
Duration02:02

Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.

Cloud Atlas (2012)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration02:52

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. Action, mystery and romance weave through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Based on the award winning novel by David Mitchell. Directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis.

Coherence (2013)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:29

On the night a comet is passing near Earth, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events. When the power goes out, they discover that the only house on the street left with power also holds many secrets.

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:53

Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same day and is forced to fight and die again... and again - as physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop.

Ad Astra (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, China, Brazil
Duration02:36

An astronaut travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. He uncovers secrets which challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.

Travelers (2016)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:50

Hundreds of years from now, the last surviving humans discover the means of sending consciousness back through time, directly into people in the 21st century. These "travelers" assume the lives of seemingly random people, while secretly working as teams to perform missions in order to save humanity from a terrible future.

Looper (2012)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, China
Duration01:58

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 hired gun, like Joe is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good until the day the mob decides to close the loop, sending back Joe's future self for assassination.

Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, India, Hong Kong, China, Canada
Duration02:13

In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human saved from a terrible crash, then cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.

The Signal (2014)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:34

Three college students on a road trip across the Southwest experience a detour – the tracking of a computer genius who has already hacked into MIT and exposed security faults. When the trio find themselves drawn to an eerily isolated area, suddenly everything goes dark. When one of the students regains consciousness, he finds himself in a waking nightmare.

Approaching the Unknown (2016)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:31

Captain William Stanaforth is on a one-way solo mission to take the first steps in colonising Mars. Like all pioneers throughout history, Stanaforth will face insurmountable odds and life and death decisions as he rockets bravely through space.

Russian Doll (2019)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:16

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.

Gone Girl (2014)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:29

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

S. Darko (2009)
Markimdb: 3.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

S. Darko follows Samantha Darko, the younger sister of Donnie, the protagonist of Donnie Darko, and her friend Corey. On their way to California, their car breaks down, forcing them to wait in a small town until it is fixed. While there, Samantha begins to have dreams that warn her of the end of the universe.

Criminal (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Bulgaria
Duration02:27

Bill Pope is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous ex-convict Jericho Stewart. When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and eliminate him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal.

Frequency (2016)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

Detective Raimy Sullivan is stunned when a voice suddenly crackles through her father’s old, long-broken ham radio – it’s Frank Sullivan, somehow transmitting over the airwaves and through the decades from 1996. Separated by twenty years, father and daughter have reunited on a frequency only they can hear, but can they rewrite the story of their lives without risking everyone they love?

400 Days (2015)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

4 would be astronauts spend 400 days in a land locked space simulator to test the psychological effects of deep space travel but, when something goes terribly wrong and they are forced to leave the simulation, they discover that everything on earth has changed. Is this real or is the simulation on a higher level than they could have ever imagined?

Europa Report (2013)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

A crew of international astronauts are sent on a private mission to Jupiter's fourth moon.




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