Movies like Limitless

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Limitless (2011)
 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 shadowy forces that threaten his new life in this darkly comic and provocative film.
Style: clever, suspenseful, intellectual, psychological, captivating, suspense, entertaining, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Plot: intelligence, prodigy, life turned upside down, rise to the top, superhuman powers, success, drug abuse, addiction, rags to riches, ambition, murder, greed, experiment, life changing experience, millionaire, overnight success, resourceful, dark hero, mentor, technology, paranoia, memory loss, chase, creativity, happy ending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city

Most similar movies to Limitless

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious and clever films with plots about mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, dialogue, twists & turns, chase and technology mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Limitless: Lucy (2014), Inception (2010), Source Code (2011), The Adjustment Bureau (2011), Side Effects (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 385K
Lucy (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Taiwan, Germany
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: exciting, futuristic, serious, surreal, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhuman powers, intelligence, supernatural ability, supernatural, imaginary, escapades, tough girl, telepathy, mind control, betrayal, transformation, super computer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: taiwan, paris france, rome italy, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
 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 ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, clever, serious ...
Plot: parallel world, manipulations, haunted by the past, teamwork, perfect crime, redemption, mind control, hi-tech, imagination, virtual reality, subconscious, dreams ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: los angeles, paris france, sydney australia, japan
⇓ 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 ⇓
93%
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 ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 164K
Side Effects (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.
Style: psychological, tense, surprise ending, clever, suspense ...
Plot: life turned upside down, doctors and patients, murder, mentally unstable, mental illness, deception, depression, psychiatrist, obsession, mental institution, conspiracy, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Person of Interest (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Person of Interest follows former CIA paramilitary operative, John Reese, who is presumed dead and teams up with reclusive billionaire Finch to prevent violent crimes in New York City by initiating their own type of justice. With the special ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, clever, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, hacker, computer system, hi-tech, fighting crime, partners against crime, inventions and discoveries, crimes, privacy invasion, artificial intelligence, secret, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 78K
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: suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, philosophical, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: immortality, uncover truth, manhunt, chase, soul transference, laboratory, body snatching, moral dilemma, hidden identity, mad scientist, dealing with death, cloning ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, st. louis missouri, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.3
 531K
Now You See Me (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.
Style: surprise ending, clever, twists and turns, entertaining, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manipulations, scheme, mind game, teamwork, fbi, heist, wizards and magicians, bank robbery, mastermind, perfect crime, cons and scams, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: las vegas, new orleans, new york, usa, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 54K
Limitless (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Limitless, based on the feature film, picks up where the movie left off and follows Brian Sinclair as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug NZT, and is coerced into using his newfound drug-enhanced abilities to solve weekly cases for the FBI.
Style: light, stylized, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: intelligence, fbi, taking a pill, experimental drug, young man, female agent, mystery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder mystery, life & death, moral ambiguity, chase ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 229K
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, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, manipulations, uncover truth, life turned upside down, coma, taxi driver, mysterious character, hotel, hospital, prince, briefcase, stolen identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2011
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 163K
Eagle Eye (2008)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jerry Shaw and Rachel Holloman are two strangers whose lives are suddenly thrown into turmoil by a mysterious woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, the unseen caller uses everyday technology to control their actions and push ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: technology gone awry, chase, fbi, computers and web, law enforcement, surveillance, mysterious character, life turned upside down, technology, investigation, fugitives, artificial intelligence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: washington d.c., pentagon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.5
 36K
Time Lapse (2014)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures 24 hours into the future and conspire to use it for personal gain, until disturbing and dangerous images begin to develop.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, clever, intellectual ...
Plot: time travel, gambling, time machine, murder, party, diary, blackmail, threat, plot twist, paranoia, survival, destiny ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 17K
99 francs (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Octave is the master of the universe. Octave exercises the profession of copywriter. Today he decides what you will want tomorrow. For him, “man is a product like everything else.” Octave works for the world’s largest advertising agency, Ross ...
Style: clever, stylized, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: advertising, womanizer, suicide attempt, media satire, society, one-night stand, french, writer's life, fighting the system, drug abuse, behavior control, corporate world ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.8
 302K
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, suspenseful, surprise ending, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, mystery, disorder, manipulation, businessman, neo noir, surveillance, dishonesty, scheme, birthday ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 68K
The Words (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Words follows young writer Rory Jansen who finally achieves long sought after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There's only one catch - he didn't write it. As the past comes back to haunt him and his ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: writer's life, aspiring writer, writers, urban, moral dilemma, ambition, artists and showbiz, romance, couple relations, cons and scams, haunted by the past, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 135K
Man on a Ledge (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ex-cop turned con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The NYPD dispatch a female police psychologist to talk him down. However, unbeknownst to the police on the scene, the suicide attempt is a cover for the biggest ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, suicidal, mind game, deception, rooftop, negotiator, crime, policewoman, media coverage, perfect crime, escaped prisoner, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.4
 92K
Frequency (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a rare phenomenon gives police officer John Sullivan the chance to speak to his father, 30 years in the past, he takes the opportunity to prevent his dad's tragic death. After his actions inadvertently give rise to a series of brutal ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, tense, sentimental ...
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, investigation, rescue, radio, murder, sent to the past, baseball, haunted by the past, hopes, serial killer, firefighter ...
Time: future, 21st century, 1960s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 372K
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: exciting, suspenseful, tense, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, memory loss, apocalypse, adventure, isolation, trapped, young heroes, danger, imaginary, youth, maze, on the run ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 90K
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: psychological, mind bending, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: mind game, manipulations, psychologist, ambition, human nature, rivalry, surveillance, mystery, intrigue, room, rules, suspicion ...
Time: future
⇓ 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 ⇓
22%
 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 ⇓
22%
 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 ⇓
20%
 7.1
 268K
Deja Vu (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, suspense, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, investigation, changing the past or future, terrorism, police investigation, special agents, danger, foreknowledge, shooting, destiny, deja vu, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Movie in collections
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 ⇓
20%
 7.1
 446K
I, Robot (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 2035, where robots are common-place and abide by the three laws of robotics, a techno-phobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be responsible for the death, his investigation leads him to believe that humanity may ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: technology gone awry, androids and robots, a.i., future dystopia, robot, imaginary, inventions and discoveries, danger, murder, police investigation, artificial intelligence, humanoid robot ...
Time: future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 21K
Impostor (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gary Sinise plays Spencer Olham, a top-secret government weapons designer who is arrested by a clandestine government organization on suspicion of being a clone created by the hostile alien race wanting to take over Earth.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, androids and robots, on the run, manhunt, protagonist as suspect, future dystopia, chases and races, space and aliens, imaginary, fugitives, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.8
 29K
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, stylized, suspenseful, mind bending, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, espionage, femme fatale, disorder, uncover truth, dishonesty, undercover, power relations, hidden identity, mysterious character, conspiracy, company ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.8
 61K
The Forgotten (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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: psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, mind bending, enigmatic ...
Plot: missing child, memory loss, mind game, memory, estrangement, psychiatrist, grief, delusion, life is a bitch, mystery, loss of son, medication ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.2
 201K
RoboCop (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years, but have been forbidden for law enforcement in America. Now OmniCorp wants ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, superhuman powers, cyberpunk, violence, robot, tough law enforcer, one man army, crime fighter, superhero, police, fighting crime, death ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2020s
Place: detroit, usa, tehran iran, pentagon, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Lazarus Effect (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Medical researcher Frank, his fiancee Zoe and their team have achieved the impossible: they have found a way to revive the dead. After a successful, but unsanctioned, experiment on a lifeless animal, they are ready to make their work public. ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic, scary, macabre ...
Plot: supernatural, experiment, afterlife, death, paranormal, experiment gone awry, inventions and discoveries, danger, disorder, back from the dead, laboratory, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%