Movies like Limitless 2011

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Limitless (2011)
 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 shadowy forces that threaten his new life in this darkly comic and provocative film.
Style: clever, captivating, intellectual, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, entertaining, cerebral, exciting, thought provoking ...
Plot: intelligence, life turned upside down, prodigy, superhuman powers, success, rise to the top, drug abuse, overnight success, addiction, rags to riches, greed, ambition, life changing experience, resourceful, murder, millionaire, career change, experiment, paranoia, secret, dark hero, mentor, businessman, technology, politician ...
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 suspense, serious, suspenseful and clever films with plots about mentor, twists & turns, storytelling, chase, technology, dialogue and catastrophe mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Limitless: Lucy (2014), Inception (2010), Person of Interest (2011), Self/less (2015), The Adjustment Bureau (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 397K
Lucy (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
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, surreal, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, intelligence, supernatural ability, mind control, tough girl, supernatural, telepathy, escapades, imaginary, betrayal, transformation, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: taiwan, rome italy, berlin germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, clever, cerebral ...
Plot: parallel world, manipulations, haunted by the past, teamwork, perfect crime, redemption, imagination, mind control, virtual reality, hi-tech, philosophy, dreams ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, sydney australia, paris france, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, partners against crime, computer system, hi-tech, artificial intelligence, crimes, fighting crime, secret, inventions and discoveries, gunfight, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 81K
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: moral dilemma, immortality, uncover truth, manhunt, chase, cloning, soul transference, laboratory, body snatching, hidden identity, mad scientist, dealing with death ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, st. louis missouri, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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%
 7.5
 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 ⇓
88%
 7.1
 167K
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, surprise ending, clever, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, life turned upside down, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, deception, depression, mental illness, psychiatrist, manipulation, obsession, mental institution, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2004
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.8
 57K
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, captivating, humorous, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: intelligence, fbi, life & death, young man, taking a pill, addiction, crime, experimental drug, chase, murder mystery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mystery ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.8
 311K
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, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, disorder, mystery, manipulation, businessman, neo noir, surveillance, birthday, scheme, game ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 546K
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, entertaining, twists and turns, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: scheme, mind game, manipulations, fbi, teamwork, heist, perfect crime, bank robbery, mastermind, cons and scams, deception, wizards and magicians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: las vegas, new orleans, new york, usa, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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 ⇓
100%
 6.6
 166K
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: technology gone awry, chase, computers and web, law enforcement, fbi, surveillance, mysterious character, investigation, life turned upside down, technology, mind game, fugitives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.1
 70K
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: psychological, thought provoking, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: writer's life, guilt, moral dilemma, ambition, haunted by the past, couple relations, life turned upside down, fame, career, tragic event, encounter, lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 37K
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: cerebral, psychological, tense, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: time travel, gambling, parallel universe, blackmail, threat, time machine, diary, murder, party, plot twist, paranoia, blood splatter ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 18K
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, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: advertising, suicide attempt, womanizer, french, corporate world, lifestyle, behavior control, media satire, writer's life, mad, layoff, worn out ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.6
 137K
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, twists and turns, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, mind game, deception, perfect crime, policewoman, suicidal, rooftop, dishonesty, criminal heroes, robbery, cons and scams, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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 ⇓
67%
 6.8
 382K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, memory loss, apocalypse, adventure, isolation, trapped, young heroes, danger, youth, imaginary, society, on the run ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.4
 94K
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, emotional, serious, tense, sentimental ...
Plot: time travel, rescue, radio, investigation, changing the past or future, murder, sent to the past, baseball, firefighter, serial killer, police detective, nurse ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 274K
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, fbi, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.1
 458K
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: androids and robots, technology gone awry, a.i., future dystopia, inventions and discoveries, imaginary, danger, robot, murder, artificial intelligence, police investigation, man versus machine ...
Time: future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 22K
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, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, androids and robots, on the run, manhunt, future dystopia, save the world, space and aliens, crimes, rivalry, race against time, danger, imaginary ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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 ⇓
20%
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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 ⇓
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, suspenseful, stylized, mind bending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, espionage, femme fatale, disorder, uncover truth, mysterious character, undercover, hidden identity, dishonesty, power relations, conspiracy, mexican standoff ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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 ⇓
19%
 8.0
 535K
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, bleak, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, plague, changing the past or future, social misfits, save the world, apocalypse, time loop, insanity, paranoia, future dystopia, mystery, underground ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, year 1917 ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.2
 87K
Coherence (2013)
Genre: 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, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: parallel world, disorder, power outage, paranoia, alternate reality, couples, candle, comet, alter ego, dinner party, imaginary, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 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 ⇓
19%
 6.1
 10K
The I Inside (2004)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Simon Cable wakes up in a hospital bed, confused and disoriented. He soon discovers from doctors that he has amnesia and is unable to remember the last two years of his life. Cable investigates what has happened to him and slowly pieces together his ...
Style: mind bending, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: memory loss, hospital, murder, memory, uncover truth, mind game, paranoia, nightmare, mystery, dishonesty, crimes, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, year 2002, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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