Movies like Cypher

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Cypher (2002)
 6.8
 30K
Cypher (2002)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, mind bending, enigmatic, tricky, atmospheric, stylized, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, disorder, conspiracy, uncover truth, hidden identity, mysterious character, dishonesty, undercover, power relations, espionage, femme fatale, double agent, double life, brainwashing, corporate crimes, false identity, twists & turns, cyberpunk, distopia, corporate world, powerful corporation, mexican standoff, lie, wife, company ...
Time: future

Most similar movies to Cypher

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, suspense and twists and turns films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, dishonesty, paranoia, mentor, twists & turns and mystery mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Cypher: Total Recall (1990), The Thirteenth Floor (1999), Twelve Monkeys (1995), Total Recall (2012), Paycheck (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 296K
Total Recall (1990)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, secret agents, mars, outer space, memory loss, secret agent, chase, space colony, conspiracy, resistance, false memory ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in his computer generated parallel ...
Style: mind bending, intellectual, futuristic, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: parallel world, virtual reality, cyberspace, technology gone awry, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, imaginary, computer system, time travel, neo noir, race against time, crimes ...
Time: 90s, future, 1930s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 569K
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when ...
Style: psychological, surreal, mind bending, atmospheric, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, alternate reality, plague, post apocalypse, save the world, paranoia, post apocalyptic, insanity, time loop, social misfits, changing the past or future, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, 1910s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 237K
Total Recall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life ...
Style: mind bending, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, memory loss, secret agents, double agent, world domination, betrayal, suspicion, fictional reality, false memory, spy, resistance fighter, on the run ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 102K
Paycheck (2003)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Michael Jennings is a genius who's hired – and paid handsomely – by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he's incapable of breaching security. But at the end of a ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: memory loss, frame up, mystery, on the run, time travel, chase, danger, imaginary, investigation, crimes, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 245K
Unknown (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An American biologist attending a conference in Berlin awakens from a coma after a car accident, only to discover that someone has taken his identity and that no one, not even his wife, believes him. With the help of an illegal immigrant and a ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending, mind bending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, conspiracy, uncover truth, chase, investigation, mysterious character, manipulations, mystery, danger, life turned upside down, hidden identity, coma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.4
 1.1M
Memento (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, tense, suspense ...
Plot: plot twist, memory loss, neo noir, mystery, revenge, uncover truth, twists & turns, paranoia, haunted by the past, amnesia, suprisingly clever, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 573
Pig (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man wakes up alone in the middle of the desert with a black hood on his head and his hands tied behind his back. At death's door, he is discovered by a woman living alone in the desert and is nursed back to health. Upon regaining ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, surprise ending, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: uncover truth, memory loss, mystery, intrigue, dishonesty, mysterious character, nursing, amnesia, danger, society, profanity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 10K
The I Inside (2004)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Simon Cable wakes up in a hospital bed, confused and disoriented. He soon discovers from doctors that he has amnesia and is unable to remember the last two years of his life. Cable investigates what has happened to him and slowly pieces together his ...
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, hospital, murder, memory, uncover truth, mind game, paranoia, nightmare, mystery, dishonesty, investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2002, year 2000
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.8
 337K
The Game (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, mind game, uncover truth, life turned upside down, disorder, game, manipulation, neo noir, businessman, psychology, surveillance, scheme ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 417
Project X (1968)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A spy is brought back from cryogenic suspension after being almost killed in a plane crash returning from a mission to learn about a deadly new weapon being developed in the East. But the vital memories are being suppressed, so the authorities use ...
Style: exciting, serious, psychological, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: spy, double agent, time travel, memory loss, plague, conspiracy, government agency, future dystopia, experiment gone awry, technology gone awry, disorder, bio weapon ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.2
 1.1M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, insanity, plot twist, paranoia, investigation, mental illness, losing-it hero, uncover truth, island, psychology, confined ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1954 ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 185K
Dark City (1998)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.
Style: gothic, mind bending, atmospheric, tech noir, psychological ...
Plot: neo noir, investigation, alien race, evil alien, memory, lovecraftian, future dystopia, manipulation, memory loss, space and aliens, sleeping, mad scientist ...
Time: future, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.8
 63K
The Forgotten (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Telly Paretta is a grieving mother struggling to cope with the loss of her 8-year-old son. She is stunned when her psychiatrist reveals that she has created eight years of memories about a son she never had. But when she meets a man who has had a ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, twists and turns, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: missing child, memory loss, mind game, loss of son, abduction, memory, estrangement, psychiatrist, conspiracy, life is a bitch, delusion, grief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Sound of My Voice (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A journalist and his girlfriend get pulled in while they investigate a cult whose leader claims to be from the future.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, tense, ambiguous ending, enigmatic ...
Plot: manipulation, cult leader, journalist, working undercover, uncover truth, manipulations, religions or cults, cult, exploitation, society, exploit, filmmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 104K
Coherence (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On the night a comet is passing near Earth, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events. When the power goes out, they discover that the only house on the street left with power also holds many secrets.
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: parallel world, alternate reality, disorder, mystery, asteroids and comets, power outage, dinner party, friends, confinement indoors, imaginary, isolation, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 21K
Anna (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, UK, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man with the ability to enter peoples' memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: manipulation, haunted by the past, manipulations, crimes, mind game, life is a bitch, dishonesty, uncover truth, mystery, teenager, brutality, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, spain, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within his former colleagues at the heart of MI6.
Style: tense, bleak, twists and turns, non-linear, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, double agent, government agency, british intelligence, investigation, mole, betrayal, kgb, secret service, torture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, budapest, england, budapest hungary, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: cia, fighting the system, manhunt, uncover truth, political conspiracy, espionage, who to trust, off the grid, life turned upside down, conspiracy, on the run, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, middle east, washington d.c., manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 5K
One Point O (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania, Iceland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Paranoid computer programmer Simon wakes up to find a package in his room one day. Despite attempts at securing his apartment, the packages keep arriving. While cameras watch Simon's every move, he struggles to find the answers to the ...
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, enigmatic, tricky ...
Plot: cyberpunk, paranoia, neighbor, investigation, mind game, life is a bitch, nanotechnology, mind control, robot, programmer, elevator, package ...
Time: contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
 46K
Dollhouse (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Dollhouse is an American science fiction television series that revolves around a corporation running numerous underground establishments across the globe which program individuals referred to as "Actives" with temporary personalities and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, tense
Plot: memory loss, undercover, mysterious character, self discovery, uncover truth, human nature, innocence lost, special agents, fbi, moral ambiguity, manipulation, mind control ...
Time: future
Place: usa, california, los angeles, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Killing Room (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Four volunteers sign up for what initially appears to be a typical paid research study, only to discover that they've unwittingly become involved with a classified government program that was said to have been terminated nearly two decades ago.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, clever, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly, manhunt, mind game, race against time, psychopath, missing person, memory loss, rivalry, danger, undercover, isolation, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, texas, antarctica, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 992
Zenith (2010)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a hellish future where human beings have become stupefied by the state of permanent happiness they have been genetically altered to experience, Jack offers relief via drugs that cause his customers the welcome phenomenon of pain. But when Jack ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, mind bending, surreal, serious ...
Plot: mind game, conspiracy, investigation, uncover truth, track down, obsession, life is a bitch, crimes, love and romance, dishonesty, fall in love, chases and races ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 11K
Brainstorm (1983)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two brilliant research scientists have invented a device capable of recording and playing back sensory experiences only to have devastating results when one of them records their own death.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, meditative, psychological ...
Plot: memory, virtual reality, conspiracy, experiment gone awry, future dystopia, uncover truth, mad scientist, rebellion, technology, fighting the system, corporation, government agent ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: england, london, europe, rio de janeiro, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 25K
Dead Again (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1949 composer Roman Strauss is executed for the vicious murder of his wife Margaret with a pair of scissors. In 1990s Los Angeles a mute amnesiac woman shows up at an orphanage and private eye Mike Church is called in to investigate. Under ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: hypnosis, private detective, memory loss, murder, reincarnation, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, romance, mysterious character, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jonathan Ecks, an FBI agent, realizes that he must join with his lifelong enemy, Agent Sever, a rogue DIA agent with whom he is in mortal combat, in order to defeat a common enemy. That enemy has developed a "micro-device" that can be ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: femme fatale, assassination, government agency, vengeance, tough heroes, manhunt, danger, special agents, gunfight, stylized violence, life philosophy, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vancouver british columbia canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France, Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, suspense, serious, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: memory loss, mystery, uncover truth, amnesia, domestic violence, psychology, psychiatrist, life turned upside down, obsession, power relations, woman in danger, doctors and patients ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, 90s ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 409K
The Maze Runner (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, maze, adventure, apocalypse, imaginary, trapped, society, isolation, memory loss, youth, young heroes, fantasy world ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 4K
Mirage (1965)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: New York City. David Stillwell struggles to recover his memory before the people who are trying to kill him succeed. Who is he, who are they, and why is he surrounded by murder?
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: chase, police detective, manhunt, murder, private detective, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, mind game, deadly, uncover truth, skyscraper ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 142K
Pandorum (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually not alone – and the reality of their situation is more ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, isolation, spacecraft, survival, space and aliens, danger, mutant, memory loss, post apocalypse, mission, fear ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%