10 best movies like Twelve Monkeys (1995)

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Twelve Monkeys 1995
In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when Cole is mistakenly sent to 1990 instead of 1996, he's arrested and locked up in a mental hospital. There he meets psychiatrist Dr. Kathryn Railly, and patient Jeffrey Goines, the son of a famous virus expert, who may hold the key to the mysterious rogue group, the Army of the 12 Monkeys, thought to be responsible for unleashing the killer disease.
List of the best movies like Twelve Monkeys (1995): Synchronicity, ARQ, The Discovery, Looper, Time Lapse, Parallels, Arrival, Mad Max: Fury Road, World of Tomorrow, Primer.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Parallels (2015)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

An underground MMA fighter must confront his sister and his past in an adventure through parallel universes

Arrival (2016)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada, India
Duration02:32

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.

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryAustralia
Duration02:30

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

World of Tomorrow (2015)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration01:05

A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future.

Primer (2004)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:17

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.

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Triangle (2009)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia
Duration01:39

The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas.

Session 9 (2001)
Duration01:37

Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.

Secret Window (2004)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his innocence, he begins to question his own sanity.

Cell (2016)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

When a strange signal pulsates through all cell phone networks worldwide, it starts a murderous epidemic of epic proportions when users become bloodthirsty creatures, and a group of people in New England are among the survivors to deal with the ensuing chaos after.

World War Z (2013)
Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:56

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls.

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.

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.

The Time Machine (2002)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration01:36

Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.

Lucid Dream (2017)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:55

Dae-ho, an investigative journalist, seeks to track down the whereabouts of his son who was abducted three years ago. With the help of a detective and a psychiatrist friend, he will retrace his memory of the incident through the use of lucid dreaming techniques.

Predestination (2014)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, drama, detective
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:38

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.

Se7en (1995)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:07

Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. Sommerset researches each sin in an effort to get inside the killer's mind, while his novice partner, Mills, scoffs at his efforts to unravel the case.

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.

They Look Like People (2016)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA

Suspecting that people around him are turning into evil creatures, a troubled man questions whether to protect his only friend from an impending war, or from himself.

The I Inside (2004)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:30

Simon Cable wakes up in a hospital bed, confused and disoriented. He soon discovers from doctors that he has amnesia and is unable to remember the last two years of his life. Cable investigates what has happened to him and slowly pieces together his enigmatic past.

The Great Hypnotist (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryChina
Duration01:44

The famous psychologist Xu Ruining has a raising career, when he met the troublesome patient Ren Xiaoyan. The meeting is not easy as feeble-looking Ren is point by point against him.

Mr. Nobody (2009)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryBelgium, Germany, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, USA
Duration02:18

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.

The Time Machine (1960)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

A Victorian Englishman travels to the far future and finds that humanity has divided into two hostile species.

Paprika (2006)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, cartoon, detective, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:30

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient's dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.

Enemy (2013)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada, Spain
Duration01:28

A mild-mannered college professor discovers a look-alike actor and delves into the other man's private affairs.

Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, short, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

After several years of living with a cult, Martha finally escapes and calls her estranged sister, Lucy, for help. Martha finds herself at the quiet Connecticut home Lucy shares with her new husband, Ted, but the memories of what she experienced in the cult make peace hard to find. As flashbacks continue to torment her, Martha fails to shake a terrible sense of dread, especially in regard to the cult's manipulative leader.




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