Movies like Inception

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Inception (2010)
 8.8
 1.7M
Inception
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: surreal, psychological, suspense, ambiguous ending, futuristic, clever, philosophical, twist ending, cerebral, intellectual ...
Plot: dreams, alternate reality, teamwork, neo noir, virtual reality, existentialism, redemption, philosophy, hi-tech, memory, heist, psychological manipulation, imagination, manipulations, haunted by the past, one last job, fantasy world, cons and scams, parallel world, perfect crime, mind control, impersonating, peril, subconscious, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: los angeles, sydney australia, paris france, japan
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Memento
Mystery, Thriller
USA
113 min.
 8.5
Limitless
Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA
105 min.
 7.4
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Most similar movies to Inception

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, serious, suspenseful and clever films with plots about storytelling, technology, death, mentor, dialogue, murder and destiny mostly in Thriller, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Inception: Source Code (2011), The Adjustment Bureau (2011), Limitless (2011), The Thirteenth Floor (1999), Looper (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.5
 433K
Source Code
Genre: Mystery, Romance, 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, clever, suspense, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, time travel, identity, mystery, destiny, time loop, investigation, memory, time, alternate reality, parallel universe, science ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, afghanistan, chicago illinois
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System:   95%
    User:   89%
 
The Adjustment Bureau
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: suspenseful, mind bending, twists and turns, serious, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, destiny, politics, supernatural, teleportation, chase, fall in love, senator, politician, love story, dystopic future, dancer ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   84%
 
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 7.4
 471K
Limitless
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, suspenseful, stylized, serious, suspense ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, greed, paranoia, drug addiction, rags to riches, murder, prodigy, drugs, dark hero, superhuman powers, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   80%
 
The Thirteenth Floor
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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, twists and turns, serious, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Plot: virtual reality, artificial intelligence, alternate reality, murder, cyberpunk, existentialism, amnesia, protagonist as suspect, technology, alone in the world, clones, surveillance ...
Time: future, 1930s, 20th century, 90s, near future ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   93%
 
 7.4
 480K
Looper
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: futuristic, suspenseful, clever, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, hitman, destiny, assassin, violence, organized crime, murder, time loop, sacrifice, chase, cyberpunk, redemption ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, shanghai china, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   71%
 
 8.5
 980K
Memento
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, non-linear, twist ending, tense, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, revenge, uncover truth, vengeance, investigation, mystery, plot twist, flashback, murder, paranoia, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   71%
 
 7.7
 172K
Dark City
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, 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: stylized, psychological, atmospheric, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: mystery, memory, chase, neo-noir, memory loss, mad scientist, existentialism, alternate reality, identity, amnesia, alien, surrealism ...
Time: future, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   88%
 
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 7.7
 448K
Minority Report
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, 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, clever, futuristic, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: murder, crime, police investigation, neo-noir, corruption, chase, conspiracy, virtual reality, neo noir, investigation, cyberpunk, violence ...
Time: future
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   73%
 
 6.7
 335K
In Time
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, 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, twists and turns, stylized, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, time, survival, future dystopia, immortality, class differences, race against time, existentialism, revenge, life & death, greed, life philosophy ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   86%
 
 6.3
 96K
Paycheck
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, exciting, twists and turns, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, memory loss, betrayal, memory, technology, cyberpunk, destiny, amnesia, car chase, surveillance, motorcycle, changing the past or future ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: campus, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   80%
 
 8.3
 26K
The Lost Room
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, serious, suspenseful, stylized, captivating
Plot: riddles and clues, hotel, mystery, danger, escapades, supernatural, obsessive quest, teleportation, heroic mission, crimes, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   82%
 
 6.1
 213K
Sucker Punch
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility.
Style: stylized, surreal, sexy, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: imagination, violence, alternate reality, steampunk, escape, dancing, martial arts, surrealism, obsessive quest, fantasy world, fight scenes, murder ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   73%
 
 8.4
 434K
Lost
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Stripped of everything, the survivors of a horrific plane crash must work together to stay alive. But the island holds many secrets.
Style: enigmatic, suspense, exciting, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: survival, island, plane crash, adventure, destiny, life & death, air disaster, danger, survivor, secrets, human spirit, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   64%
 
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his ...
Style: surreal, non-linear, psychological, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: surrealism, love, brainwashing, power of love, erased memory, love story, romance, existentialism, destiny, alternate reality, love and romance, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   62%
 
 8.6
 1.2M
Interstellar
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Iceland
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: futuristic, philosophical, intellectual, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: space travel, nasa, heroic mission, outer space, father daughter relationship, time travel, space exploration, astronaut, space program, space station, distant planet, science ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   36%
 
 8.5
 1.0M
The Prestige
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: psychological, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: obsession, magic, mystery, teleportation, cloning, rivalry, sacrifice, murder, revenge, betrayal, secret, diary ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1890s, 1900s ...
Place: london, england, europe, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   100%
 
 6.8
 85K
eXistenZ
Genre: Action, 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, clever, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: virtual reality, video game, alternate reality, cyberpunk, postmodernism, technology gone awry, gory, computer game, violence, existentialism, technology, imaginary ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   67%
 
 8.3
 1.1M
Batman Begins
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, stylized, atmospheric, suspense, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, crime, vigilante, ninja, mentor, corruption, master villain, secret identity, dark hero, vigilantism, fighting crime, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: usa, himalaya, tibet, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   38%
 
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 8.7
 1.4M
The Matrix
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: stylized, philosophical, cerebral, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: virtual reality, existentialism, artificial intelligence, mentor, man versus machine, philosophy, fighting the system, save the world, heroic mission, alternate reality, postmodernism, distopia ...
Time: future, 1990s, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   24%
 
 7.8
 572K
Skyfall
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: exciting, realistic, atmospheric, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, secret service, vengeance, 007, chase, betrayal, assassin, revenge, murder, motorcycle, verbal byplay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, scotland, asia, china, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   31%
 
 9.0
 1.9M
The Dark Knight
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, stylized, epic, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, vigilante, corruption, morality, secret identity, dark hero, batman, crime, vigilantism, violence, insanity, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   30%
 
 7.9
 261K
Serenity
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything – or anyone – to get the girl ...
Style: futuristic, witty, exciting, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: firefly, adventure, space travel, chase, space opera, friendship, spacecraft, outer space, good versus evil, on the run, kick-butt women, revenge ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   27%
 
 7.3
 212K
Sunshine
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fifty years into the future, the sun is dying, and Earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun — but the mission fails. Seven years later, a new team is sent to finish the mission as mankind’s last ...
Style: futuristic, psychological, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: space travel, isolation, sacrifice, death, science, natural disaster, spacecraft, outer space, end of the world, bomb, earth, space opera ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   26%
 
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Mission: Impossible
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, suspense, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, undercover, mission, secret service, cia, heist, betrayal, master villain, conspiracy, secret agents, murder, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: prague, shanghai china, czech republic, prague czech republic, kiev ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   26%
 
 6.8
 335K
Spectre
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, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, james bond, chase, assassin, 007, surveillance, secret service, car chase, betrayal, revenge, assassination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: london, england, north africa, big ben london, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   26%
 
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After seeking to live a normal life, Logan sets out to avenge the death of his girlfriend by undergoing the mutant Weapon X program and becoming Wolverine.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, comic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, vengeance, teleportation, immortality, mutant, military, revenge, betrayal, transformation, dark hero, superhuman powers, comics ...
Place: usa, nigeria, canada, ohio, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   26%
 
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods as they join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, stylized, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: time travel, superhero, adventure, transformation, teleportation, changing the past or future, mutant, storm, redemption, chase, survival, superhuman powers ...
Time: 20th century, future, 70s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: usa, china, pentagon, moscow russia, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   21%
 
 6.3
 12K
Dreamscape
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, atmospheric, serious, suspense ...
Plot: monster, conspiracy, chase, transformation, surrealism, dreams, supernatural ability, assassin, mentor, danger, imagination, technology ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: illinois, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   22%
 

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The Butterfly Effect
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected ...
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, philosophical, dramatic ...
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, destiny, life philosophy, psychology, memory, haunted by the past, twists & turns, altering history, philosophy, existentialism, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: usa, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   19%
 
Guardians of the Galaxy
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.
Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, raccoon, save the world, team, supernatural, outer space, danger, villain, love and romance, shooting, journey, adventure ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   24%
 
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