Movies like Inception

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Inception (2010)
 8.8
 1.9M
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, clever, cerebral, suspenseful, twist ending, enigmatic, exciting, futuristic, serious ...
Plot: parallel world, haunted by the past, mind control, manipulations, virtual reality, teamwork, redemption, imagination, philosophy, subconscious, alternate reality, hi-tech, perfect crime, one last job, fictional reality, dreams, corporate world, impersonating, race against time, danger, life philosophy, psychological manipulation, escapades, dishonesty, fantasy world ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: africa, paris france, japan, kenya, sydney australia, los angeles

Most similar movies to Inception

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out visually appealing, suspense, complex and suspenseful films with plots about mentor, dialogue, technology, storytelling, destiny, twists & turns and chase mostly in Thriller, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Inception: The Prestige (2006), Source Code (2011), Looper (2012), Minority Report (2002), Memento (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.5
 1.1M
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, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, illusion, magic, secret, magical, deception, diary, stage magic, teleportation, mystery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1890s, 1900s ...
Place: england, london, europe, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.5
 468K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
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: surprise ending, captivating, suspenseful, mind bending, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, destiny, bomb, save the day, imaginary, suspicion, terrorism, parallel universe, nuclear threat, danger ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, afghanistan, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.4
 518K
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, serious, exciting, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, destiny, on the run, organized crime, hitman, sent to the past, mafia, violence, self sacrifice, imaginary ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, kansas, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.6
 488K
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, interesting, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, foreknowledge, murder, frame up, psychic, precognition, police investigation, law enforcer, crime, evidence, corruption ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Movie in collections
 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: memory loss, plot twist, mystery, revenge, uncover truth, twists & turns, amnesia, paranoia, vengeance, haunted by the past, murder, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 8.7
 1.6M
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, serious, philosophical, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, chosen one, hacker, man versus machine, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, save the world, philosophy, imaginary, cyberspace, mentor ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, uncover truth, computer system, protagonist as suspect, imaginary, time travel, crimes, investigation, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, future, 1930s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
 357K
In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, 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, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, time, society, dystopic future, race against time, social differences, fighting the system, on the run, love and romance, class differences, chase ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 182K
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, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, alien race, evil alien, memory, future dystopia, memory loss, space and aliens, mad scientist, mind control, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: future, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.2
 98K
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, tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: parallel world, disorder, alternate reality, power outage, confinement indoors, imaginary, mystery, friends, couple relations, asteroids and comets, chaos and mayhem, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, sentimental, psychological, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destiny, changing the past or future, fall in love, forbidden love, manipulations, fictional reality, foreknowledge, alternate reality, true love, power of love, politician, mind control ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.4
 423K
Lucy (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Taiwan, Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, surreal, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, tough girl, intelligence, mind control, telepathy, supernatural ability, supernatural, imaginary, telekinesis, escapades, betrayal, artificial intelligence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: taiwan, berlin germany, france, rome italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 510K
Limitless (2011)
Genre: 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, cerebral ...
Plot: intelligence, superhuman powers, rise to the top, success, prodigy, life turned upside down, ambition, drug abuse, happy ending, rags to riches, greed, overnight success ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.3
 100K
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, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: frame up, memory loss, on the run, time travel, chase, mystery, danger, dishonesty, investigation, crimes, technology, betrayal ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, 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: melancholic, psychological, mind bending, surreal, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: surrealism, introspection, existentialism, love, deja vu, love and romance, couple relations, love story, power of love, brainwashing, couples, memory loss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.3
 210K
Transcendence (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, China, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two leading computer scientists work toward their goal of Technological Singularity, as a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent them from creating a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, technology, computers and web, technology gone awry, nanotechnology, scientist, hi-tech, resurrection, utopia, chaos and mayhem, inventions and discoveries, mind control ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 90K
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, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: virtual reality, cyberpunk, escape from reality, video game, cyberspace, technology gone awry, inventions and discoveries, future dystopia, computers and web, danger, hacker, alternate reality ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 13K
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: psychic, monster, nuclear holocaust, danger, politics, telekinesis, science, heart, dream, deadly, chases and races, heroes ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: illinois, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 612K
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, intense, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, spy, secret agent, british secret service, secret service, 007, james bond, explosion, british intelligence, secret service agent, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, england, europe, turkey, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 470K
Oblivion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is ...
Style: futuristic, mind bending, twists and turns, cerebral, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, post apocalypse, apocalypse, dystopic future, alien encounter, space and aliens, survival, disorder, danger, catastrophe, evil alien, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Hong Kong, China, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human saved from a terrible crash, then cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.
Style: futuristic, philosophical, suspense, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: cyberpunk, female protagonist, hacker, cyborgs, philosophy, evolution, technology, terrorism, investigation, artificial intelligence, network, memory ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 32K
ARQ (2016)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two old friends living in a dystopic future become trapped in a mysterious time loop — one that may have something to do with an ongoing battle between an omnipotent corporation and a ragtag band of rebels.
Style: enigmatic, twist ending, psychological, suspense, tense ...
Plot: time loop, time travel, post apocalyptic, parallel universe, memory, tied to a chair, post apocalypse, devastation, technology, survival, existentialism, twists & turns ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 199K
Jason Bourne (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The most dangerous former operative of the CIA is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past.
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: chase, rogue agent, cia agent, espionage, cia, survival, investigation, haunted by the past, danger, amnesia, rescue, interrogation ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s, 1990s, 21st century
Place: las vegas, greece, berlin germany, usa, athens greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 4.2
 15K
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, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: a.i., artificial intelligence, androids and robots, resort, virtual reality, danger, adventure, imaginary, chase, profanity, on the run, investigation ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.6
 1.4M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
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: mind bending, atmospheric, futuristic, cerebral, serious ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, end of the world, black hole, space exploration, expedition, wormhole, parallel world, heroic mission, time paradox ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.8
 329K
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, manipulation, psychology, businessman, game, surveillance, scheme, neo noir ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Scorch Trials (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. ...
Style: exciting, tense, twists and turns, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: maze, adventure, survival, imaginary, confined, danger, young heroes, on the run, resistance, desert, virus, runner ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 283K
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, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, secret agents, outer space, memory loss, secret agent, chase, mars, false memory, resistance, conspiracy, space colony ...
Time: future, 21st century, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 107K
Premium Rush (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: delivery, chase, race against time, organized crime, police corruption, corruption, life turned upside down, danger, on the run, dishonesty, resourceful, dirty cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, china, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.8
 277K
Serenity (2005)
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, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, future dystopia, space wars, adventure, good versus evil, space and aliens, escapades, friendship, psychic, martial arts, aliens ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%