Movies like Inception

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Inception (2010)
 8.8
 1.7M
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, serious, exciting, suspense, tense, futuristic, cerebral ...
Plot: parallel world, manipulations, haunted by the past, teamwork, perfect crime, redemption, mind control, hi-tech, imagination, virtual reality, subconscious, dreams, impersonating, fantasy world, philosophy, one last job, alternate reality, dishonesty, danger, race against time, corporate world, escapades, neo noir, fictional reality, memory ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: los angeles, paris france, sydney australia, japan

Most similar movies to Inception

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, suspense and stylized films with plots about storytelling, mentor, technology, dialogue, chase, murder and death mostly in Thriller, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Inception: Looper (2012), The Thirteenth Floor (1999), In Time (2011), The Adjustment Bureau (2011), Memento (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 483K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, destiny, hitman, organized crime, on the run, sent to the past, violence, time loop, self sacrifice, chase, surprising revelation ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, shanghai china, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
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, serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: parallel world, virtual reality, murder, cyberspace, imaginary, protagonist as suspect, simulation, uncover truth, crimes, serial killer, a.i., investigation ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, 1930s, near future ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 337K
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, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, future dystopia, race against time, immortality, social differences, on the run, society, chase, love and romance, time, class differences, chases and races ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, twists and turns, sentimental, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destiny, forbidden love, fall in love, changing the past or future, manipulations, true love, fictional reality, politician, power of love, foot chase, plan, mind control ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Movie in collections
 8.5
 989K
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, tense, bleak, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, amnesia, mystery, vengeance, revenge, haunted by the past, murder, investigation, paranoia, flashback, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 436K
Source Code (2011)
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, surprise ending, captivating, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, destiny, bomb, save the day, suspicion, nuclear threat, imaginary, train, danger, race against time, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 173K
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, stylized ...
Plot: evil alien, investigation, memory, future dystopia, chase, alien race, experiment, beach, paranoia, cyberpunk, serial killer, duel ...
Time: future, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.7
 453K
Minority Report (2002)
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, futuristic, suspense, tech noir, tense ...
Plot: frame up, future dystopia, murder, foreknowledge, psychic, cyberpunk, crime, evidence, precognition, police investigation, law enforcer, perfect crime ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Movie in collections
 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: psychological, surprise ending, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: rivalry, obsession, uninhibited rivalry, magical, secret, illusion, magic, deception, performer's life, mystery, wizards and magicians, diary ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: london, europe, england, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 96K
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: serious, futuristic, exciting, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: memory loss, frame up, on the run, chase, lottery, laser, time travel, millionaire, scientist, prophecy, mystery, changing the past or future ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: seattle washington, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.4
 474K
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, suspenseful, intellectual, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: intelligence, prodigy, life turned upside down, rise to the top, superhuman powers, success, drug abuse, addiction, rags to riches, ambition, murder, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 343K
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: suspense, exciting, entertaining, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, british secret service, secret agent, secret service, james bond, 007, heroic mission, assassin, car chase, secret mission, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: rome italy, austria, north africa, big ben london, london ...
⇓ 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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, spy, espionage, chase, motorcycle, navy, missile, race against time, undercover, gadget, satellite, world domination ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hamburg germany, china, battleship, england, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 523K
Casino Royale (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, Czech Republic, USA, Germany, Bahamas, Italy
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorists, is scheduled to participate in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro, where he intends to use his winnings to establish his financial grip on the terrorist market. M sends Bond – on his maiden ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, scenic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, casino, british secret service, 007, torture, chase, heroic mission, escapades, james bond, double agent, obsessive quest, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: montenegro, italy, europe, prague czech republic, uganda ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 576K
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: suspense, exciting, captivating, entertaining, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, secret agent, british secret service, 007, secret service, james bond, explosion, secret agents, secret service agent, chases and races, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, istanbul turkey, england, asia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 1.2M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
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: atmospheric, futuristic, mind bending, serious, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, time travel, parallel world, heroic mission, space and aliens, expedition, future dystopia, inventions and discoveries, space exploration, nasa ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 82K
Coherence (2013)
Genre: 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, clever, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: parallel world, power outage, alternate reality, disorder, paranoia, comet, dinner party, candle, alter ego, imaginary, mystery, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 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, serious, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, mind control, conspiracy, kidnapping, save the day, erased memory, technology, chases and races, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: future, near future
Place: shanghai china, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 85K
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, clever, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: virtual reality, video game, parallel world, inventions and discoveries, gas station, escape from reality, postmodernism, gory, technology gone awry, bodyguard, hacker, pop star ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
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: suspense, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, cia, undercover, mission, betrayal, spy, secret service, master villain, chase, murder, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: prague, czech republic, shanghai china, berlin germany, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, serious, atmospheric, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: monster, psychic, dream, danger, telekinesis, science, politics, nuclear holocaust, supernatural ability, usa president, deadly, assassination ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: washington d.c., illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.7
 1.4M
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: exciting, thought provoking, mind bending, serious, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: virtual reality, save the world, future dystopia, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, cyberpunk, a.i., imaginary, technology gone awry, chosen one, cyberspace, philosophy ...
Time: future, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, espionage, secret agents, mission, undercover, skyscraper, save the day, explosion, frame up, teamwork, race against time, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: dubai, russia, hungary, seattle washington, mumbai india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 223K
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: memory loss, double agent, world domination, future dystopia, false memory, betrayal, resistance fighter, suspicion, uncover truth, resistance, spy, on the run ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 184K
Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.
Style: psychological, futuristic, suspenseful, surreal, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, survival, captivity, maze, trap, death, mathematics, violence, parallel world, danger, insanity, escape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.3
 26K
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, obsessive quest, characters in danger, teleportation, investigator, lost, peril, imaginary, time travel, danger, escapades ...
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, organized crime, master villain, heroes, double life, good versus evil, rivalry, moral dilemma, psychopath, batman, dark hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, stylized, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, soldier, shield, political thriller, superhuman powers, good versus evil, adventure, disguise, deception, mission, gadget, explosion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, mercenary, on the run, virtual reality, a.i., androids and robots, adventure, chases and races, imaginary, danger, escapades ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be ...
Style: exciting, suspense, bleak, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, chase, survival, apocalypse, dark hero, desert, danger, dark future, post apocalyptic, chases and races, insanity, female warrior ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%