A crazy blend of science-fiction and psychological thriller, ‘Triangle’ is one of those astounding films, with a menacing, dreamy and exciting plot, which creates an atmosphere of eerie. ‘Triangle’ succeeded in leaving its viewers surprised and shocked, by hitting them with a confused and open-ended climax.
Throughout the years after its release, studios came up with many such movies, that dealt and played with human psychology, while adding up scientific elements to it. From in-depth research to some crazy visual effects, we were entertained with the greatness of these films. Here is the list of movies similar to ‘Triangle’ that are our recommendations. You can some of these movies like Triangle on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
Directed by The Spierig Brothers, ‘Predestination’ is one of the best sci-fi thrillers of recent times. Based on the concept of casual-loop, ‘Predestination’ adjuncts the individual plotlines of two central characters using that concept. Presenting you an exhilarating cinematic experience that you can always vouch for. The editing, the cinematography, the screenplay and everything is so profound and proficient that you can’t miss any sequence.
Moreover, along with the sci-fi, the story takes an emotional turn for the better part of the film, when we go down in Jane’s(the lead character) life. What everything leads to, is an absolutely unbelievable and leaves your mouth open.
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9. Source Code
Jake Gyllenhaal’s Colter Stevens is a pilot and a part of secret program of the government, by which he is given to relive the last few minutes in the life of another man, who died in a train explosion. Stevens is needed to learn the identity of the bomber, but when he takes up the task, he sees many things are at stake, the least available being time. ‘Source Code’ gives a new twist to the time-travel films we are used to seeing, and does so brilliantly.
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8. The Double
What happens when an introverted, downtrodden man runs into a vivacious and energetic co-worker, his doppelganger, at his workplace? While the introverted Simon is smitten by his beautiful colleague Hannah; James, the charming and respected co-worker in office, helps him get together with Hannah. To Simon’s horror, James slowly starts taking over his life. Based on a unique concept, ‘The Double’ is riveting from start to finish, and even after that.
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7. Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal) doesn’t get along too well with his family, his teachers and his classmates. He has a friend named Frank – a large bunny which only he can see. When an engine falls off a plane and destroys his bedroom, Donnie is not there. Both the event and Donnie’s escape, seem to have been caused by supernatural events.
“Donnie Darko” it is not a film for everyone since it promotes hard thinking. After the film ends, it’s almost impossible to keep yourself from thinking of all the possible ways to interpret everything. Moreover, it has an amazing soundtrack, a very interesting plot and brilliant performances by teenage actors.
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Rian Johnson is indeed one of the best directors and writers in the movie business today, his movies are not only critically acclaimed but the narrative and visual sagacity of his films transcends the generic source material most of the directors get away with.
Looper is a story about contract killers working for crime syndicates to kill victims sent through time. A Looper is paid with silver bars strapped on to the victim and the final contract involves the contract killer himself sent through time to be killed by his younger self and paid in gold bars, thus ending his contract. Bruce Willis and Joseph Levitt Gordon are well cast and shine throughout the movie, Emily Blunt sounds convincing in her southern accent and delivers with what she’s given. Overall,Looper is a thought-proving, dark and an entertaining movie which is quite different from the other time travel movie when dealing with time paradoxes.
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5. The Butterfly Effect
Chaos theory is a mind-boggling theory. According to it a small event at some place could lead to influential events far away. When Eric Bress and Mackye Gruber made this theory into a film, obviously that was going to be something we hadn’t seen before.
Evan (Ashton Kutcher) is a teenager who frequently blacks out due to unbearable headaches and is transferred to the past, where he can make alterations to his life and of others too. But when he finds out that small changes in the past can drastically change the present, Evan finds himself in macabre parallel realities. It is not a perfect film, but it is a damn interesting one.
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4. Upstream Color
It’s next to impossible to pinpoint one thing that ‘Upstream Color’ is about, but on a broader perspective it explores the symbiotic relationship between man, animal and nature through personal journey of two individuals to self discovery after they have been stripped off everything they know and posses.
Metamorphically, ‘Upstream Color’ is multi-layered, but primarily it’s about the things that are outside and beyond our control. Shane Carruth’s multi-dimensional acting and screenplay makes the film a wonder to watch. Although it’s extremely mind-bending and the aura of the film is difficult to capture, it engulfs the viewer in its captivity.
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Primer was an intelligently conceived idea of Shane Carruth. It delves into the topic of time paradoxes and a focused narrative of rewriting history. Itis a synchronized event incapable of changing no matter how much a time traveller tries to change history. They become aware of time as a coverup with no originality in making changes. As time travellers,the protagonists are unable to make significant changes to the timeline. In spite of them trying, with one them caught in a time loop.
Primer received positive reception from the critics and was praised for its scientific accuracies. The principles of time travel in the film are inspired by Feynman diagrams which postulates the interaction of elementary particles. Primer is about two intellectual engineers Aaron and Abe accidentally inventing a time machine. With Abe then building a version capable of transporting a human. As the two friends obsess over their creation, they discover the dark consequences of their actions.
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‘Interstellar’ is dense with ideas like blackholes, warmholes, theory of relativity, 5th dimension and warping of space and time. Our mind just gets blown away just trying to understand these complex theories. But then the visuals surely will blow you away. Replete with some of the best images you would have ever seen on-screen, ‘Interstellar’ is visually breathtaking and technologically awe-inspiring.
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‘Coherence’, a story of eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events, is essentially based on a scientific theory referred to as Schrödinger’s cat theory. Schrödinger’s cat is a thought experiment, sometimes described as a paradox, devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935. In simple terms, it is the possibility of existence of multiple simultaneous realities at the same time. A fascinating film based on an even more fascinating idea.
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