Movies like Looper 2012

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.

If you already watched and love Looper, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to Looper.

1 The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo 2011

This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander. As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined.

Genres:

Thriller, Crime, Mystery, Drama

Director:

David Fincher

Writers:

Steven Zaillian (screenplay by), Stieg Larsson (novel)

Countries:

United States of America, Norway, Sweden
7.8

2 Skyfall 2012

When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory, the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows - aided only by field agent, Eve - following a trail to the mysterious Silva, whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Thriller

Director:

Sam Mendes

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.7

3 Gravity 2013

Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone-tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness of space. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Thriller, Drama

Director:

Alfonso Cuarón

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.7

4 District 9 2009

Thirty years ago, aliens arrive on Earth. Not to conquer or give aid, but to find refuge from their dying planet. Separated from humans in a South African area called District 9, the aliens are managed by Multi-National United, which is unconcerned with the aliens' welfare but will do anything to master their advanced technology. When a company field agent contracts a mysterious virus that begins to alter his DNA, there is only one place he can hide: District 9.

Genre:

Science Fiction

Director:

Neill Blomkamp

Countries:

United States of America, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa
7.9

5 John Wick 2014

Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.

Genres:

Action, Thriller

Directors:

Chad Stahelski, David Leitch (uncredited)

Writer:

Derek Kolstad

Country:

United States of America
7.4

6 Moon 2009

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.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Drama

Director:

Duncan Jones

Writers:

Duncan Jones (story), Nathan Parker

Country:

United Kingdom
7.9

7 The Social Network 2010

On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among friends soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

David Fincher

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (screenplay), Ben Mezrich (book)

Country:

United States of America
7.7

8 Silver Linings Playbook 2012

After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy, Romance

Director:

David O. Russell

Writers:

David O. Russell (screenplay), Matthew Quick (novel)

Country:

United States of America
7.7

9 Nightcrawler 2014

When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Dan Gilroy

Writer:

Dan Gilroy

Country:

United States of America
7.9

10 Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes 2011

Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer's, the disease which has slowly consumed his father. Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on apes, noticing dramatic increases in intelligence and brain activity in the primate subjects – especially Caesar, his pet chimpanzee.

Genres:

Thriller, Action, Drama, Science Fiction

Director:

Rupert Wyatt

Country:

United States of America
7.6

11 Chronicle 2012

Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and their darker sides begin to take over.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Josh Trank

Writers:

Max Landis (screenplay), Max Landis (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7

12 The World's End 2013

Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival.

Genres:

Comedy, Action, Science Fiction

Director:

Edgar Wright

Country:

United Kingdom
7

13 Super 8 2011

In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters are making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. In the midst of filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to escape with their lives. They soon discover that the catastrophe was no accident, as a series of unexplained events and disappearances soon follows. Deputy Jackson Lamb, the father of one of the kids, searches for the terrifying truth behind the crash.

Genres:

Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery

Director:

J.J. Abrams

Writer:

J.J. Abrams

Country:

United States of America
7

14 Dredd 2012

In the future, America is a dystopian wasteland. The latest scourge is Ma-Ma, a prostitute-turned-drug pusher with a dangerous new drug and aims to take over the city. The only possibility of stopping her is an elite group of urban police called Judges, who combine the duties of judge, jury and executioner to deliver a brutal brand of swift justice. But even the top-ranking Judge, Dredd, discovers that taking down Ma-Ma isn’t as easy as it seems in this explosive adaptation of the hugely popular comic series.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction

Director:

Pete Travis

Writers:

John Wagner (characters), Carlos Ezquerra (characters) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, India
7.1

15 Prometheus 2012

A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Adventure, Mystery

Director:

Ridley Scott

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7

16 Pacific Rim 2013

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed-up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Adventure

Director:

Guillermo del Toro

Writers:

Travis Beacham (screenplay), Guillermo del Toro (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

17 Star Trek Into Darkness 2013

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Science Fiction

Director:

J.J. Abrams

Country:

United States of America
7.7

18 Oblivion 2013

Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Adventure, Mystery

Director:

Joseph Kosinski

Writers:

Karl Gajdusek (screenplay), Michael Arndt (screenplay) (as Michael deBruyn) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7

19 Elysium 2013

In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that, if successful, will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Action, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Neill Blomkamp

Writer:

Neill Blomkamp

Country:

United States of America
6.6

20 Edge Of Tomorrow 2014

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.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction

Director:

Doug Liman

Writers:

Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay by), Jez Butterworth (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Australia, United States of America
7.9

21 Argo 2012

As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Director:

Ben Affleck

Writers:

Chris Terrio (screenplay by), Tony Mendez (based on a selection from "The Master of Disguise" by) (as Antonio J. Mendez) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.7

22 X-Men: First Class 2011

Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were arch-enemies, they were closest of friends, working together with other mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Adventure

Director:

Matthew Vaughn

Writers:

Ashley Miller (screenplay by) (as Ashley Edward Miller), Zack Stentz (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.7

23 Cloud Atlas 2012

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.

Genres:

Drama, Science Fiction

Writers:

David Mitchell (novel), Lana Wachowski (written for the screen by) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, United States of America
7.4

24 Snowpiercer 2013

In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Drama

Director:

Bong Joon Ho

Writers:

Bong Joon Ho (screenplay), Kelly Masterson (screenplay) | 4 more credits »

Countries:

Czech Republic, South Korea
7.1