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20 best movies like Looper (2012)

List of the best movies like Looper (2012): Time Lapse, Run All Night, The Mandela Effect, See You Yesterday, Edge of Tomorrow, Paycheck, Freejack, Déjà Vu, Predestination, Primer.

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Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantastic, thriller, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersArtists, Waiters
PlotSurvival, Time travel, Gambling, Treason, Money
PlaceParallel worlds, Party
TimeFuture
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Smart, Tense

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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Special Forces, Hired assassins, Killers
PlotRevenge, Relationship, Confrontation, Rivalry
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleAction, Serious, Disturbing

Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon has seen better days. Longtime best friend of a mob boss, Jimmy is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective who’s been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. But when Jimmy’s estranged son becomes a target, Jimmy must make a choice between the crime family he chose and the real family he abandoned long ago. Now, with nowhere safe to turn, Jimmy has just one night to figure out exactly where his loyalties lie and to see if he can finally make things right.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersProgrammers, Family, Fathers
PlotVirtual Reality, Investigation, Obsession, Death, Fate
PlaceParallel worlds
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Tense, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Time machine, Friendship, Death
StyleExciting, Action, Makes me think, Touching

As two teen prodigies try to master the art of time travel, a tragic police shooting sends them on a series of dangerous trips to the past.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:53
CharactersAliens, Heroes, Special Forces, Military, Journalists
PlotWar, Time travel, Apocalypse, End of the world, Alien invasion
PlaceLondon
TimeFuture
StylePopular, Exciting, Fascinating, Smart, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:59
CharactersInventors
PlotTime travel, Time machine, Money, Investigation, Pursuit
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Tense, Cyberpunk, Serious

Michael Jennings is a genius who's hired – and paid handsomely – by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he's incapable of breaching security. But at the end of a three-year job, he's told he isn't getting a paycheck and instead receives a mysterious envelope. In it are clues he must piece together to find out why he wasn't paid – and why he's now in hot water.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersImmortals, Hunters
PlotTime travel, Investigation, Death, Chase, Rivalry
PlaceNew York
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Cyberpunk, Depressive, Serious, For men

Time-traveling bounty hunters find a doomed race-car driver in the past and bring him to 2009 New York, where his mind will be replaced with that of a terminally ill billionaire.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:06
CharactersTerrorists, Special agents, FBI
PlotTime travel, Travel, Investigation, Death, Fate
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Patriotic, For men, Disturbing

Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help prevent crime.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, drama, detective
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:38
PlotTime travel, Travel, Puzzles, Time machine
StyleUnexpected ending, Dystopian, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Smart

Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time and prevent a devastating attack in which thousands of lives will be lost.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:17
CharactersScientists, Special agents, Friends, Inventors, Partners
PlotTime travel, Puzzles, Revenge, Time machine, Experiments
PlaceParallel worlds, Party
StyleTwisted plot, Philosophical, Smart, Makes me think, Intellectual

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 seemingly anything they want. Taking advantage of this unique opportunity is the first challenge they face. Dealing with the consequences is the next.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:50
PlotTime travel, Travel, Time travel, Survival, Artificial Intelligence
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
PlotVirtual Reality
TimeNew Year, Future
StyleExciting, Dystopian, Twisted plot, Explicit scenes, Cyberpunk

Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a murderer killing a prostitute. Lenny investigates and is pulled deeper and deeper in a whirl of blackmail, murder and rape. Will he survive and solve the case?

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, USA
Duration01:59
CharactersProgrammers, Geniuses, Immortals, Inventors
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Technology, Death, Hostage, Life after death
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleAction, Makes me think, Womens in main roles, Serious, For men

Two leading computer scientists work toward their goal of Technological Singularity, as a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent them from creating a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersTerrorists, Psychics, Wizards, Clairvoyants
PlotTime travel, Superpowers, Investigation, Supernatural, Hostage
PlaceUSA, Office, Casino, Los Angeles
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Serious, Disturbing

Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret which torments him: he can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies low under an assumed name in Vegas, performing cheap tricks and living off small-time gambling "winnings." But when a terrorist group threatens to detonate a nuclear device in Los Angeles, government agent Callie Ferris must use all her wiles to capture Cris and convince him to help her stop the cataclysm.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Czech Republic, Thailand
Duration01:36
CharactersMafia, Hired assassins
PlotFriendship, Death, Weapon
PlaceAsia
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

When carrying out a hit, assassin Joe (Cage) always makes use of the knowledge of the local population. On arriving in Bangkok, Joe meets street kid Kong and he becomes his primary aide. But when Kong is nearly killed, he asks Joe to train him up in the deadly arts and unwittingly becomes a target of a band of killers.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, China, USA
Duration01:41
CharactersDogs, Mafia
PlotLove, Dancing, Time travel, Travel, Skirmishes
PlaceGermany
TimeNew Year
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Serious, For men

An American backpacker gets involved with a ring of drug smugglers as their driver, and winds up on the run from his employers across Munich's autobahns.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada, India
Duration02:32
CharactersAliens, Strong women, Scientists, Military, Linguists
PlotTime travel, UFO, Alien invasion, Cancer, Fate
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, USA
TimeFuture
StyleInteresting, Popular, Psychological problems, Philosophical, Smart

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.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:28
CharactersHackers, Spy, Scammers
PlotAdventure, Puzzles, Skirmishes, Fight, Virtual Reality
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Psychological problems, Action

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.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Spain, United Kingdom, France
Duration02:24
CharactersGangsters, Spy, Hired assassins, Killers, Doctors
PlotLove, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Revenge, Death
PlaceVillage, Africa
StyleExciting, By books, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Eight years after fleeing the Congo following his assassination of that country's minister of mining, former assassin Jim Terrier is back, suffering from PTSD and digging wells to atone for his violent past. After an attempt is made on his life, Terrier flies to London to find out who wants him dead -- and why. Terrier's search leads him to a reunion with Annie, a woman he once loved, who is now married to an oily businessman with dealings in Africa.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersSerial killers, Police, Friends, Fathers, Mothers
PlotTime travel, Time travel, Time machine, Investigation, Fate
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

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?

Markimdb: 3
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Spain, Sweden
CharactersSnipers, Spy, Hired assassins, Bodyguards
PlotLove, Martial Arts, Death, Hostage, Chase
TimeFuture
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Cyberpunk

In a not too distant future, a totalitarian state run by ‘The Director” (Seagal) controls all aspects of life. All enemies of the state are dealt in the harshest way. Most of them are executed by the secret government’s assassins. The best operative is code-named “Condor” (Messner) – an elite agent and hit man for the government. However, in his latest assignment, “Condor” fails to kill an opposition leader, and finds himself on the run from the very same government agency that he works for. This sets in motion a chain of events with unforseen consequences for all involved.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:52
CharactersBlonde girls
PlotSurvival, Time travel, End of the world, Abduction, Technology
PlaceParallel worlds, Labyrinths
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleInteresting, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Smart

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Criminals
PlotRevenge, Money, Death, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Heavy, Smart, Tense

With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, Porter's partners and the crooked cops on his tail learn how bad payback can be.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersSpy, Hired assassins
PlotMartial Arts, Chase, Rivalry
PlaceItaly, Venice
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Hardened criminal Maggie Hayward's consistent violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber. However, top-secret US government agent 'Bob' arranges a staged death, so Maggie can be elaborately trained as a phantom killer and subdued into obedience.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantastic, thriller, thriller, drama, drama
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada, France
Duration02:02
CharactersHeroes, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse
PlaceBunker, New York
TimePost apocalypse
StyleAction, Tense, Depressive, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, South Africa
Duration02:17
CharactersRobots, Gangsters, Programmers, Scientists, Cyborgs
PlotRobbery, Adventure, Artificial Intelligence, Technology, Consciousness
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Fancy, Touching, Cyberpunk, Serious

Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings—some good, some bad—and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there's one thing that makes Chappie different from any one else: he is a robot.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersDogs, Teachers, Journalists, Investigators
PlotDancing, Time travel, Investigation, Mystery, Undercover
PlaceSchool, Los Angeles
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Makes me think, Serious

A journalist and his girlfriend get pulled in while they investigate a cult whose leader claims to be from the future.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersSpy, Hired assassins, Accountant
PlotSurvival, Abduction, Investigation, Hostage, Political
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Serious

Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersPartners
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Depressive

Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) delivers an intense, electrifying performance in this explosive follow-up to the gritty urban crime thriller Street Kings. Liotta plays Detroit detective Marty Kingston, the leader of an undercover narcotics team, whose members are being systematically murdered one by one. To solve the brutal killings, Kingston joins forces with a cocky, young homicide detective. But neither of them is prepared for the shocking corruption their investigation will uncover — stunning secrets that will set both men on a violent collision course with betrayal and vengeance.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryIndia
Duration02:05
CharactersGangsters, Musicians, Stewardesses, Businessmen
PlotLove, Passion, Death
PlaceIndia, Cemetery, Asia
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Heavy

ACP Vishnu is sent on a mission to investigate and clean the underbelly of Goa. During his investigation, he uncovers a huge racket and discovers the involvement of various politicians.





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