10 best movies like Cloud Atlas (2012)

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Movies similar to Cloud Atlas (2012): Fight Club, The Butterfly Effect, The Fountain, Inception, The Tree of Life, Babel, Mr. Nobody, I Origins, The Matrix, The Hours.

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Fight Club (1999)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.8)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:11
PlotSplit personality, Fights without rules, Fight, Consciousness, Obsession
StyleWorth watching, By books, Interesting, Unexpected ending, Mind-altering, Expanding consciousness, Deep Meaning, Philosophical, For men, Depressive

A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:53
CharactersDoctors
PlotTime travel, Fate, Meaning of life
PlaceHostel
StyleWorth watching, Exciting

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 consequences.

The Fountain (2006)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:36
CharactersDoctors, Writers
PlotDreams
PlaceSpain
TimeMiddle Ages

Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.

Inception (2010)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.8)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:28
CharactersScammers, Spy
PlotDreams, Lucid dreaming, Adventure, Fight, Chase, Skirmishes
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleWorth watching, Interesting, Exciting, Smart, Disturbing

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.

The Tree of Life (2011)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:19

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.

Babel (2006)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 7.4)
Genredrama
CountryFrance, USA, Mexico
Duration02:23
CharactersFamily, Students
PlotWedding
PlaceJapan, Mexico

Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.

Mr. Nobody (2009)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryBelgium, Germany, Canada, France
Duration02:18
CharactersOld man
PlotTime travel, Meaning of life, Consciousness, Growing up, Mystery, Mystery, Fate, Death
TimeFuture
StylePhilosophical, Deep Meaning, Mind-altering, Expanding consciousness, Fancy

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.

I Origins (2014)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersScientists
PlotLife after death, Love, Death, Meaning of life
PlaceIndia, USA
StyleMakes me think, Atmospheric

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 Matrix (1999)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8.7)
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration02:16
CharactersHackers, Heroes
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Multi-part, Technology, Consciousness
TimeFuture
StyleWorth watching, Cyberpunk, Expanding consciousness, Mind-altering, Deep Meaning

Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.

The Hours (2002)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:50

"The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a surprising, transcendent moment of shared recognition.

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The Lazarus Effect (2015)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersInventors
PlotLife after death, Supernatural, Death
StyleDisturbing

Medical researcher Frank, his fiancee Zoe and their team have achieved the impossible: they have found a way to revive the dead. After a successful, but unsanctioned, experiment on a lifeless animal, they are ready to make their work public. However, when their dean learns what they've done, he shuts them down. Zoe is killed during an attempt to recreate the experiment, leading Frank to test the process on her. Zoe is revived -- but something evil is within her.

The Zero Theorem (2013)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Romania, France
Duration01:46
CharactersProgrammers
PlotVirtual Reality, Technology, Computers
TimeFuture
StyleFancy, Not for everyone, Philosophical, Deep Meaning

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.

Sense8 (2015)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:19

One gunshot, one death, one moment out of time that irrevocably links eight minds in disparate parts of the world, putting them in each other's lives, each other's secrets, and in terrible danger. Ordinary people suddenly reborn as "Sensates."

The Truman Show (1998)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.1)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
PlotMeaning of life, Love, Intrigue, Mystery
PlaceSea, Forest, Islands
StyleWorth watching, Philosophical, Deep Meaning, Expanding consciousness, Mind-altering, Smart, Makes me think, Touching

Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows -- including his wife and his best friend -- is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.

Welcome to Marwen (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, biography
Duration01:55
CharactersArtists, Witch
PlotOn real events, Lost memory, Dancing
PlaceAircraft, Village
StyleInspirational, Kind, Soulful, Interesting, Deep Meaning, To cry, Worth watching

When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town named Marwen where he can heal and be heroic. As he builds an astonishing art installation — a testament to the most powerful women he knows — through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one.

Flatliners (2017)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:05
PlotLife after death, Death
StyleUnexpected ending

Five medical students, hoping to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment. By stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience. As the investigation becomes more and more perilous, they are forced to confront the sins of their pasts, as well as contend with the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.

Flipped (2010)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens
PlotLove, First love
PlaceSchool
StyleBright, Vivid, Kind, Cute, Deep Meaning, Worth watching, Touching

When Juli meets Bryce in the second grade, she knows it's true love. After spending six years trying to convince Bryce the same, she's ready to give up - until he starts to reconsider.

V for Vendetta (2006)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 8.2)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
Duration02:12
PlotRevolution, Freedom, Uprising, Revenge
PlaceEngland
TimeFuture

In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he finds in her an ally with whom he can continue his fight to free the people of Britain.

Magnolia (1999)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 8)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration03:09

An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

I Am Mother (2019)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
Duration02:14
CharactersRobots, Childrens
PlotSurvival, Artificial Intelligence, Mystery, End of the world, Apocalypse, Technology
TimePost apocalypse
StylePhilosophical, For personal development, Makes me think, Worth watching, Atmospheric, Interesting, For a group of friends, Netflix, Womens in main roles, Unexpected ending

A teenage girl is raised underground by a robot "Mother", designed to repopulate the earth following an extinction event. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

Chaotic Ana (2007)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.4)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySpain
Duration01:58
CharactersTeens
PlotSupernatural
StyleAtmospheric

The teenager artist Ana is raised in Ibiza by her German father Klaus in a naturalist lifestyle in a cave. One day, she meets a woman called Justine that invites Ana to move to Madrid, offering education and economical support, to live in an old house with other artists having classes of Arts and with the only commitment of studying. Ana befriends her mate Linda (Bebe) and falls in love for the problematic Said, having her first sexual experience with him. After a period together, Said leaves Ana, and then she is hypnotized by Anglo, discovering her past lives and deaths.

Winter's Tale (2014)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
StyleFascinating

A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her.

Crash (2005)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.8)
Genredrama
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:48
CharactersPolice
PlotCars
StyleGloomy

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

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