Trapped in a lab and stuck in a time loop, a disoriented couple fends off masked raiders while harboring a new energy source that could save humanity.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Popularity
1,362 ( 328)

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Spectral (2016)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A sci-fi/thriller story centered on a special-ops team that is dispatched to fight supernatural beings.

Director: Nic Mathieu
Stars: James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer, Bruce Greenwood
Synchronicity IV (2015)
Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A physicist who invents a time machine must travel back to the past to uncover the truth about his creation and the woman who is trying to steal it.

Director: Jacob Gentry
Stars: Chad McKnight, Brianne Davis, AJ Bowen
Time Lapse (2014)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures 24hrs into the future and conspire to use it for personal gain, until disturbing and dangerous images begin to develop.

Director: Bradley King
Stars: Danielle Panabaker, Matt O'Leary, George Finn
Morgan (2016)
Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A corporate risk-management consultant must decide whether or not to terminate an artificially created humanoid being.

Director: Luke Scott
Stars: Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rose Leslie
Paradox III (2016)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A group of young scientists are working on a secret project that may allow them to travel ahead in time. They test it by sending one of their own ahead one hour. He returns pleading with ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hurst
Stars: Zoë Bell, Malik Yoba, Adam Huss
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A father and son, both coroners, are pulled into a complex mystery while attempting to identify the body of a young woman, who was apparently harboring dark secrets.

Director: André Øvredal
Stars: Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox, Ophelia Lovibond
Circle II (2015)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Held captive and faced with their imminent executions, fifty strangers are forced to choose the one person among them who deserves to live.

Directors: Aaron Hann, Mario Miscione
Stars: Michael Nardelli, Allegra Masters, Molly Jackson
Halo: The Fall of Reach (TV Mini-Series 2015)
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Animated series adapted from the original book, Halo: The Fall of Reach. It's an explanation and backstory of the shaping and creation of Spartan 117, The Master Chief.

Stars: Jen Taylor, Steve Downes, Michelle Lukes
Parallels I (2015)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A mysterious building is the gateway to infinite parallel Earths.

Director: Christopher Leone
Stars: Mark Hapka, Jessica Rothe, Eric Jungmann
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.

Director: Colm McCarthy
Stars: Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close, Dominique Tipper
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A dramatization of the April 2010 disaster, when the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

Director: Peter Berg
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Douglas M. Griffin
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.

Director: Edward Zwick
Stars: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Renton
...
Hannah
...
Sonny
Gray Powell ...
Father
...
Brother
...
Cuz
...
The Pope
Nicolas Van Burek ...
News Anchor (voice)
...
Mobius Common (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Trapped in a lab and stuck in a time loop, a disoriented couple fends off masked raiders while harboring a new energy source that could save humanity.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

16 September 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Арка  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In an early scene (-1:19:43) when Hannah and Renton are attempting to escape while Father, Brother and Sonny are in the kitchen, you can clearly hear a broadcast in the background. In a section introduced by the phrase "Listen to the wise words of a madman," the speaker begins to cite one of Nietzsche's most famous summaries of his notion of the Eternal Recurrence. The citation is from a translation of Nietzsche's Die fröhliche Wissenschaft ("The Gay Science") #341 (Das grösste Schwergewicht = "The Greatest Weight").. This is the beginning of that passage from one translation: "What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: 'This life as you now live it and have lived it, you have to live once more and innumerable times...'" See more »

Goofs

Ren and Hannah discover the ring of petrified grass outside the house and make the statement that the time loop is contained to only inside the perimeter of that ring An aerial shot then shows the ring going around the house, hence the boundary of the time loops. When Sonny calls Torus for extraction, they are outside of the time loop and would be getting hundreds of calls. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Gripping, interesting, refreshing - had me hooked till the last minute.
17 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

I'm starting to really like Netflix. Everything I've watched from them turns out to be very good, which is amazing because I was beginning to believe that the era of movies is over. It seems that nobody wants to make good movies anymore, CGI is king, and viewers are expected to like whatever is released by the greedy studios. Then Netflix happens and suddenly you can watch movies like ARQ.

To the point, though: I've just finished watching ARQ, literally one minute ago, and I didn't even wait for the credits to run, I was already on IMDb signing in to write a review. I've never done it before, but this time I had to. This movie deserves a lot of praise. Of course, it is a 'Groundhog day' type of movie that has been done before, but I've never seen it done so well. That's why I usually hate this type of movie: because they don't get the science right, they don't have a suspenseful story and they do a lot of illogical stuff just so they could wrap things up nicely. This isn't a mess of a movie like that. That's the main thing I liked about it, that they keep me waiting to see how the next loop is going to change. The story is really gripping, and I liked the actors a lot, they really make it look realistic and believable. And I love that someone finally came up with a story like that, in which you can see what might happen if you were stuck in a loop. Remember the movie 'Looper'? In the end, if you analyzed it, it didn't make sense. ARQ does, and it keeps you guessing, it's unpredictable. It was such a pleasure to watch, particularly because it's full of twists and turns and I challenge you to guess how it ends. Each loop is a surprise, I can't even say how refreshing it is to have watched something like that. I hope more people come to review ARQ and that they recognize what a little gem this movie is. It's not a great movie, I'm not saying it is, but it is a solid 8 out of 10 as someone already noticed. It really is. I like clever movies, and this was certainly clever. I liked 'Edge of tomorrow' with Tom Cruise for the same reason - because finally the scriptwriter got time travel right, or at least they make it look like that's the way it would work. It's an achievement. A big thumb up to Netflix.


62 of 87 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Such a huge missed opportunity with the ending... bobbykanae
Similar Movies nisabine
Let's be HONEST! badboythomas2005
Wait, this isn't the pilot for a TV show? funismyname
did i hear... time loop? :P waldomarek-12533
I enjoyed it. brcm42
Discuss ARQ (2016) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?