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, stylized, mind bending, serious, enigmatic, psychological, futuristic, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, espionage, disorder, cyberpunk, conspiracy, hidden identity, mysterious character, uncover truth, dishonesty, undercover, power relations, femme fatale, distopia, powerful corporation, double agent, double life, corporate crime, brainwashing, corporate crimes, spy, dystopic future, future dystopia, agent, amnesia, false identity ...
Time: future

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Most similar movies to Cypher

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspense, suspenseful and twists and turns films with plots about storytelling, mentor, twists & turns, paranoia, dialogue, catastrophe and dishonesty mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Cypher: Total Recall (1990), The Thirteenth Floor (1999), Twelve Monkeys (1995), Memento (2000), The Game (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 313K
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, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, mars, space colony, secret agents, secret agent, outer space, memory loss, fictional war, chase, conspiracy, resistance ...
Time: future, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, 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, atmospheric, twist ending, neo noir ...
Plot: parallel world, virtual reality, cyberspace, computer system, technology gone awry, imaginary, uncover truth, alternate reality, protagonist as suspect, danger, cyberpunk, time travel ...
Time: 90s, future, 1930s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.0
 594K
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, non-linear, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: time travel, alternate reality, paranoia, post apocalypse, insanity, post apocalyptic, time loop, save the world, plague, apocalypse, social misfits, changing the past or future ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 1.2M
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, neo noir, twist ending, tense ...
Plot: plot twist, mystery, twists & turns, memory loss, paranoia, uncover truth, murder, manipulation, haunted by the past, amnesia, vengeance, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 364K
The Game (1997)
Genre: 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: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, mind game, manipulation, uncover truth, life turned upside down, psychology, disorder, existentialism, scheme, game, life philosophy, businessman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, seattle, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 255K
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, surprise ending, suspenseful, mind bending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, chase, uncover truth, conspiracy, coma, investigation, mysterious character, manipulations, disorder, life turned upside down, danger, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.2
 1.2M
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, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, investigation, mystery, insanity, plot twist, paranoia, psychology, mental illness, psychiatrist, uncover truth, isolation, delusion ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1945 ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 306K
The Island (2005)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to The Island — reportedly the last ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, psychological, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, escape, distopia, technology gone awry, fugitives, cloning, island, freedom, life is a bitch, dystopic future, genetics, on the run ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019, 2010s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 597
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, society, danger, profanity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 478
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: psychological, stylized, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: double agent, spy, dishonesty, government agency, espionage, heroes, imaginary, race against time, danger, secret agents, deadly, escapades ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 6K
One Point O (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania, Iceland
Duration: 95 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, enigmatic, suspenseful, tricky ...
Plot: cyberpunk, paranoia, neighbor, investigation, mind game, life is a bitch, nanotechnology, mind control, robot, programmer, elevator, package ...
Time: contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 11K
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: psychological, mind bending, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, hospital, mystery, murder, nightmare, memory, uncover truth, mind game, paranoia, time loop, dishonesty, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2000, year 2002
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Sound of My Voice (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 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, uncover truth, working undercover, religions or cults, manipulations, cult, exploit, filmmaking, society, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 245K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, post apocalypse, secret agents, world domination, cyberpunk, dystopic future, memory loss, double agent, rebel, fictional reality, suspicion ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
Genre: Drama, 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, tense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: memory loss, mystery, uncover truth, amnesia, psychology, psychiatrist, obsession, domestic violence, life turned upside down, woman in danger, doctors and patients, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s, year 2007 ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 65K
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: mind bending, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: memory loss, missing child, abduction, mind game, loss of son, memory, estrangement, psychiatrist, conspiracy, life is a bitch, delusion, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 23K
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: twists and turns, mind bending, suspenseful, psychological, tense ...
Plot: mystery, manipulation, haunted by the past, mind game, manipulations, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, uncover truth, brutality, life philosophy, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, spain, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 105K
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, tech noir, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: memory loss, frame up, time travel, cyberpunk, time machine, chase, betrayal, technology, mystery, amnesia, lottery, on the run ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 110K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.
Style: psychological, surreal, enigmatic, tricky, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, psychology, mental institution, time loop, supernatural, supernatural ability, memory loss, disorder, murder, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 109K
Exam (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.
Style: mind bending, psychological, surprise ending, captivating, serious ...
Plot: mind game, plot twist, psychologist, ambition, confinement indoors, mystery, psychology, rivalry, manipulations, surveillance, intrigue, human nature ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, political thriller, atmospheric, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: cia, fighting the system, manhunt, conspiracy, espionage, uncover truth, life turned upside down, who to trust, political conspiracy, state affairs, off the grid, on the run ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, middle east, langley virginia, vermont ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany
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, british intelligence, government agency, investigation, mole, betrayal, kgb, secret service, torture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, budapest, england, budapest hungary, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, suspense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly, race against time, manhunt, mind game, psychopath, missing person, memory loss, rivalry, danger, undercover, isolation, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, texas, antarctica, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 8.5
 1.2M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, rivalry, plot twist, uninhibited rivalry, illusion, deception, magic, secret, magical, teleportation, magic trick, diary ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 20th century, 19th century, 1890s ...
Place: london, england, europe, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 116K
Coherence (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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, twists and turns ...
Plot: parallel world, alternate reality, disorder, dinner party, friends, time loop, power outage, quantum physics, asteroids and comets, comet, imaginary, confinement indoors ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 96K
eXistenZ (1999)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.
Style: mind bending, futuristic, surreal, psychological, tense ...
Plot: virtual reality, cyberpunk, escape from reality, video game, distopia, cyberspace, technology gone awry, computers and web, future dystopia, inventions and discoveries, danger, alternate reality ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.6
 524K
Minority Report (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.
Style: futuristic, neo noir, interesting, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, foreknowledge, murder, frame up, precognition, psychic, crime, police investigation, law enforcer, graphic violence, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 94K
Self/less (2015)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An extremely wealthy elderly man dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness to the body of a healthy young man but everything may not be as good as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, philosophical, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: body swapping, soul transference, moral dilemma, twists & turns, chase, cloning, uncover truth, disorder, rich man, immortality, back from the dead, doctor ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future
Place: usa, new york, new orleans, st. louis missouri, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 434K
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, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, adventure, maze, trapped, apocalypse, imaginary, distopia, society, youth, young heroes, memory loss, post apocalypse ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When his army unit was ambushed during the first Gulf War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw saved his fellow soldiers just as his commanding officer, then-Captain Ben Marco, was knocked unconscious. Brokering the incident for political capital, Shaw eventually ...
Style: political thriller, tense, psychological, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, gulf war, conspiracy, sniper, mind control, brainwashing, senator, hypnosis, assassination, state affairs, political intrigue, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%