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What To Watch If You Love '12 Monkeys'

Updated July 13, 2020 673 votes 52 voters 1.3k views48 items

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12 Monkeys kept viewers on the edge of their seats with high-stakes time travel, so it's no surprise that you’d be on the hunt for similar shows to watch after bingeing the entire series. Well, search no more, because this list has some of the best recommendations for movies and TV shows similar to 12 Monkeys.

Deciding what to watch after 12 Monkeys really depends on your mood, but if you’re looking for more science fiction, Travelers is a post-apocalyptic action drama that you’ll almost certainly love if you like 12 Monkeys.

Some other movies and TV shows like 12 Monkeys in this list are movies like Predestination, which features time travel, espionage, and several twists along the way. The Man in the High Castle is another good TV series that finds characters going up against a powerful organization. Other good TV and movies recommended for 12 Monkeys fans include Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Fringe, and ARQ.

  • Travelers
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    Travelers (Netflix, 2016) is a science fiction television series created by Brad Wright. Hundreds of years from now, surviving humans discover how to send consciousness back through time, into people of the 21st century, while attempting to save humanity from a terrible future....  more
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  • Timeless
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    Timeless (NBC, 2016) follows the adventures of an unusual trio; a history professor (Abigail Spencer), a scientist (Malcolm Barrett), and a soldier (Matt Lanter); as they attempt to stop Garcia Flynn (Goran Vi), a time-traveling bad guy, from changing the course of American history....  more
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  • 12 Monkeys
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    12 Monkeys, also known as Twelve Monkeys, is a 1995 American science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam, inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La Jetée, and starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, and Brad Pitt, with Christopher Plummer and David Morse in supporting roles. After Universal Studios acquired the rights to remake La Jetée as a full-length film, David and Janet Peoples were hired to write the script. Under Terry Gilliam's direction, Universal granted the filmmakers a US$29.5 million budget, and filming lasted from February to May 1995. The film was shot mostly in Philadelphia and Baltimore, where the story was set. The film was released to critical praise and grossed...  more
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  • 11.22.63
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    11.22.63 (Hulu, 2016) is an American science fiction thriller miniseries developed by Bridget Carpenter, based on the book by Stephen King. A recently divorced English teacher (James Franco) gets the chance to travel back in time to stop the JFK assassination, but he becomes attached to his new life in the past....  more
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