Movies like Inception

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Inception (2010)
 8.8
 1.8M
Inception (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.
Style: psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, clever, cerebral, exciting, serious, futuristic, enigmatic, tense ...
Plot: parallel world, manipulations, haunted by the past, teamwork, perfect crime, redemption, imagination, mind control, virtual reality, hi-tech, philosophy, dreams, corporate world, impersonating, one last job, subconscious, race against time, danger, fictional reality, escapades, dishonesty, fantasy world, alternate reality, peril, escape ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: los angeles, japan, paris france, sydney australia

Most similar movies to Inception

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, serious, suspenseful and surprise ending films with plots about murder, chase, mentor, storytelling, death, technology and dialogue mostly in Thriller, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Inception: Source Code (2011), Looper (2012), The Thirteenth Floor (1999), The Prestige (2006), In Time (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 448K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables ...
Style: suspenseful, surprise ending, captivating, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, destiny, bomb, suspicion, save the day, time loop, nuclear threat, imaginary, danger, race against time, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, afghanistan, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 495K
Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a ...
Style: tense, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, on the run, destiny, hitman, organized crime, sent to the past, violence, self sacrifice, mafia, death, time loop ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, kansas, shanghai china
⇓ 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, futuristic, atmospheric, intellectual, twists and turns ...
Plot: parallel world, virtual reality, cyberspace, technology gone awry, murder, uncover truth, time travel, crimes, computer system, investigation, protagonist as suspect, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, 1930s, 1990s ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.5
 1.0M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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: surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: rivalry, obsession, uninhibited rivalry, magical, secret, illusion, deception, magic, diary, wizards and magicians, mystery, performer's life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1890s, 1900s ...
Place: london, europe, england, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 343K
In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, twists and turns, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, race against time, fighting the system, immortality, social differences, chase, love and romance, on the run, chases and races, society, time, poverty ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 1.0M
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, tense, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, amnesia, vengeance, mystery, paranoia, revenge, haunted by the past, murder, mistaken identity, rape, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 176K
Dark City (1998)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
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, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, evil alien, future dystopia, memory, haunted by the past, mind control, alien race, paranoia, memory loss, space and aliens, mad scientist, dishonesty ...
Time: future, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.7
 465K
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: suspenseful, futuristic, suspense, tech noir, tense ...
Plot: murder, frame up, future dystopia, cyberpunk, psychic, foreknowledge, evidence, police investigation, crime, precognition, perfect crime, law enforcer ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him – and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman ...
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, psychological, sentimental, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destiny, forbidden love, changing the past or future, fall in love, manipulations, true love, power of love, politician, fictional reality, senator, mind control, foreknowledge ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 487K
Limitless (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract ...
Style: clever, captivating, intellectual, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: intelligence, life turned upside down, prodigy, superhuman powers, success, rise to the top, drug abuse, overnight success, addiction, rags to riches, greed, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 1.5M
The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.
Style: mind bending, thought provoking, exciting, cerebral, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: virtual reality, future dystopia, save the world, cyberpunk, hacker, man versus machine, artificial intelligence, cyberspace, chosen one, imaginary, technology gone awry, a.i. ...
Time: future, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A deranged media mogul is staging international incidents to pit the world's superpowers against each other. Now 007 must take on this evil mastermind in an adrenaline-charged battle to end his reign of terror and prevent global pandemonium.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, chase, espionage, spy, race against time, gadget, world domination, undercover, 007, secret agents, danger, top secret ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: battleship, hamburg germany, china, england, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 587K
Skyfall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory, the new Chairman of ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspense, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, secret agent, british secret service, secret service, 007, explosion, secret service agent, secret agents, james bond, chases and races, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: china, istanbul turkey, england, asia, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 234K
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: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, mind bending, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, manipulations, uncover truth, life turned upside down, mysterious character, investigation, danger, coma, hidden identity, crimes, mystery, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.8
 87K
eXistenZ (1999)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
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: futuristic, surreal, disturbing, stylized, tense ...
Plot: virtual reality, escape from reality, inventions and discoveries, cyberpunk, video game, cyberspace, technology gone awry, danger, mind control, computers and web, future dystopia, hacker ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 4.8
 7K
The Anomaly (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A former soldier is taken captive and awakens in the back of a van where he learns that he only has less than 10 minutes to figure out how he got there.
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, conspiracy, kidnapping, mind control, heroes, disorder, danger, chases and races, confined, escapades, heroic mission, save the day ...
Time: future, near future
Place: shanghai china, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 1.2M
Batman Begins (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal ...
Style: exciting, bleak, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, good versus evil, double life, fighting crime, disguise, undercover, haunted by the past, crime fighter, corruption, justice, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, himalaya, tibet, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Ethan Hunt, the leader of a crack espionage team whose perilous operation has gone awry with no explanation, discovers that a mole has penetrated the CIA, he's surprised to learn that he's the No. 1 suspect. To clear his name, Hunt ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, secret agents, espionage, mission, spy, undercover, chase, betrayal, master villain, secret service, murder, theft ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: prague, prague czech republic, shanghai china, kiev ukraine, czech republic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
24 Hours to Live (2017)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, China, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An assassin seeks redemption after being given a second chance at life.
Style: suspense, disturbing, enigmatic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: redemption, assassin, reincarnation, haunted by the past, rescue, stylized violence, conspiracy, tragic hero, dark hero, near death experience, one against many, mercilessness ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south africa, hong kong, florida, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 98K
Paycheck (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: memory loss, frame up, on the run, chase, danger, mystery, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, technology, betrayal, laser ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: seattle washington, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Czech Republic, Russia, India, Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Ethan Hunt and his team are racing against time to track down a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks, who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt to stop him ends in an explosion ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, mission, secret agents, espionage, explosion, skyscraper, teamwork, undercover, frame up, save the day, nuclear threat, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: dubai, hungary, russia, moscow russia, budapest hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.2
 14K
Vice (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Julian Michaels has designed the ultimate resort: VICE, where anything goes and the customers can play out their wildest fantasies with artificial inhabitants who look, think and feel like humans. When an artificial becomes self-aware and escapes, ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, resort, virtual reality, a.i., androids and robots, imaginary, adventure, danger, chase, on the run, humanoid robot, investigation ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 12K
Dreamscape (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A government funded project looks into using psychics to enter people's dreams, with some mechanical help. When a subject dies in his sleep from a heart attack Alex Gardner becomes suspicious that another of the psychics is killing people in ...
Style: surreal, psychological, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: monster, politics, danger, nuclear holocaust, dream, psychic, telekinesis, science, rivalry, deadly, perfect crime, heroes ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: illinois, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 227K
Total Recall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, 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: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, mind bending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, double agent, world domination, memory loss, betrayal, suspicion, false memory, spy, resistance, resistance fighter, on the run, uncover truth ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America is living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, explosion, good versus evil, soldier, mission, gadget, deception, disguise, shield, political thriller, superhuman powers, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 118 min.
Story: From the Egyptian desert to deep below the polar ice caps, the elite G.I. JOE team uses the latest in next-generation spy and military equipment to fight the corrupt arms dealer Destro and the growing threat of the mysterious Cobra organization to ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, comic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, danger, soldier, military, heroic mission, future dystopia, terrorist, government, attack, gunfight, world domination, person on fire ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 1600s
Place: egypt, japan, moscow russia, paris france, arc de triomphe paris ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 353K
Spectre (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Style: exciting, suspense, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, british secret service, secret service, secret agent, 007, james bond, heroic mission, assassin, car chase, secret mission, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: north africa, big ben london, rome italy, austria, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 79K
Hardcore Henry (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA, China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Henry, a newly resurrected cyborg who must save his wife/creator from the clutches of a psychotic tyrant with telekinetic powers, AKAN, and his army of mercenaries. Fighting alongside Henry is Jimmy, who is Henry's only hope to make it through ...
Style: stylized, exciting, bloody, intense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, car chase, violence, chase, mad scientist, extreme violence, stylized violence, revenge, gunfight, fight scenes, gore, cloning ...
Time: near future
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.3
 27K
The Lost Room (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
Story: A detective investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: riddles and clues, supernatural, characters in danger, obsessive quest, investigator, mysterious place, lost, peril, imaginary, teleportation, danger, time travel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 9.0
 2.0M
The Dark Knight (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, double life, heroes, organized crime, good versus evil, rivalry, master villain, moral dilemma, psychopath, loss of loved one, dark hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%