Like for Like – 10 films like Look Both Ways you must watch

August 19, 2022
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This article discusses 10 films like Netflix’s Look Both Ways and may contain spoilers. 

Netflix’s Look Both Ways is now playing on Netflix. Here is a list of ten films like the Lili Reinhart vehicle. We pay special attention to the film’s plot of the main character living in alternate realities depending on her choices. Anyone can relate to that “road not taken” question. Let us look at some films that delve into that theme, no matter the genre.

10 films like Look Both Ways you must watch

Blind Chance

An example of film censorship, the Polish film was held and not released for six years until its 1987 release. Director Krzysztof Kieslowski tells the story of three separate timelines based on if a Boguslaw Linda makes a train.

The Butterfly Effect

The science-fiction thriller stars Ashton Kutcher and is directed by Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber. Here Kutcher’s Evan suffers from so many childhood traumas when he goes back in time to fix them, and it causes changes in his reality and other timelines.


A group of eight friends realizes that the house they are staying in can have two different realities. Of course, this means there are now alternate versions of each other under the same roof.


Comet tells the story of star-crossed lovers, played by Justin Long and Emmy Rossum, as we view their relationship’s highs and lows non-chronologically, all in parallel universes.

Donnie Darko

Richard Kelly’s beloved cult classic starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jena Malone analyzes what Donnie’s life would be like after avoiding being crushed by a jet engine after sleepwalking away from his bedroom. Donnie Darko plays with themes where you cannot escape your fate.

Everything Everywhere All at Once

A genre-bending creative burst of energy, the Dan’s film utilizes hundreds of alternative timelines for Michelle Yeoh’s Evelyn so she can defeat evil forces and all lead back to her finding the spark she lost in her marriage.

Groundhog Day

Bill Murray stars in a comedy classic about a meteorologist stuck in a time loop. All on the same day, waiting to find out if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow. Murray’s Phil Connors is a fascinating character study. Even if he relives the same day, he cannot remake the magic with Andie McDowell’s Rita Hanson by repeating the same actions. When he does, he finds the past does not repeat itself in various timelines.

Isn’t It Romantic

This Groundhog Day-inspired rom-com spoof stars Rebel Wilson, who does not necessarily believe in love and hates romantic comedies. However, after being hit in the head, she is placed into a reality of rom-com tropes that she can only get out of if she finds love.

The Lake House

Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock live in different timelines yet start some correspondence by exchanging letters in the mailbox (kids, a mailbox is like a computer, except it only accepts paper correspondence and not electronic mail) at The Lake House. The storyline lasts two years and develops a romance that eventually leads to them crossing paths, which is still unexplainable.

Sliding Doors

This 1998 romantic comedy-drama film was a Gwyneth Paltrow film that features two alternative storylines the result of Paltrow’s Helen Quilley catching the subway train or not. Both storylines have unexpected serendipity events that play with themes of how love and fate are intertwined.

Do you have any other recommendations like the Netflix film Look Both Ways? Let us know!