Movies like Limitless

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Limitless (2011)
 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 shadowy forces that threaten his new life in this darkly comic and provocative film.
Style: clever, captivating, intellectual, psychological, cerebral, suspenseful, serious, suspense, entertaining, exciting ...
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, addiction, resourceful, millionaire, creativity, creative block, career change, experiment, talented, murder, life changing experience, paranoia, businessman, mentor ...
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 serious, suspenseful, suspense and clever films with plots about technology, catastrophe, chase, storytelling, dialogue, mentor and death mostly in Thriller, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Limitless: Lucy (2014), Source Code (2011), Inception (2010), Self/less (2015), Person of Interest (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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 ⇓
92%
 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 ⇓
100%
 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 ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, clever, cerebral, suspenseful ...
Plot: parallel world, haunted by the past, mind control, manipulations, virtual reality, teamwork, redemption, imagination, philosophy, subconscious, alternate reality, hi-tech ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: sydney australia, paris france, japan, kenya, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.5
 85K
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, futuristic, exciting, philosophical, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soul transference, moral dilemma, uncover truth, chase, cloning, secret laboratory, laboratory, manhunt, hidden identity, dealing with death, rich, immortality ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, st. louis missouri, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 59K
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: captivating, light, humorous, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: intelligence, fbi, young man, life & death, addiction, taking a pill, crime, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, new job, chase, murder mystery, mystery ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, artificial intelligence, partners against crime, computer system, hi-tech, crimes, fighting crime, computer genius, characters in danger, heroes, privacy invasion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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 ⇓
100%
 7.1
 175K
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: surprise ending, psychological, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Plot: murder, depression, mentally unstable, life turned upside down, doctors and patients, deception, mental illness, manipulation, psychiatrist, mental institution, dishonesty, patient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2004
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 285K
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, investigation, time loop, terrorism, deja vu, police investigation, danger, special agents, foreknowledge, twists & turns, shooting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Midnight Special (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Plot: chase, on the run, hostage, government, supernatural, supernatural ability, family relations, parents and children, superhuman powers, danger, imaginary, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, texas, louisiana, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 39K
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: suspenseful, twist ending, suspense, cerebral, enigmatic ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, time paradox, plot twist, parallel universe, paranoia, gambling, death threat, camera, twists & turns, greed, blackmail ...
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: psychedelic, humorous, satirical, absurd, clever ...
Plot: advertising, drug abuse, fighting the system, womanizer, advertising agency, lifestyle, corporate world, advertising executive, behavior control, society, layoff, media satire ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
75%
 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 ⇓
70%
 6.6
 141K
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: surprise ending, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, heist, perfect crime, deception, policewoman, rooftop, dishonesty, criminal heroes, robbery, cons and scams, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 73K
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: thought provoking, emotional, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: writer's life, guilt, moral dilemma, ambition, haunted by the past, tragic event, dishonesty, lovers, encounter, life turned upside down, desire for fame, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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 ⇓
67%
 6.9
 19K
Intelligence (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A drama centered on a high-tech intelligence operative who is enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain, and the director of the elite government cyber-security agency who supports him.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, computers and web, heroes, hi-tech, computer genius, life risking, secret agents, fellow agent, resourceful, computer system, working undercover, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 241K
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, mysterious character, investigation, manipulations, chase, danger, life turned upside down, conspiracy, hidden identity, crimes, coma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
9%
Cloned: The Recreator Chronicles (2012)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a group of teenagers stumble upon a secret lab, they become part of a deadly experiment - The Recreator - evil human clones. Craig, Tracy and Derek come face to face with exact copies of themselves that have only one purpose; to find and kill ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cloning, isolation, danger, experiment gone awry, laboratory, secret place, youth, confined, teenager, in the woods, teenage life, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer's, the disease which has slowly consumed his father. Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on apes, noticing dramatic increases in ...
Style: thought provoking, exciting, captivating, suspense, biting ...
Plot: intelligence, imaginary, experiment gone awry, rebellion, leader, rebelliousness, fight for supremacy, monkey, genetically altered, virus, scientist, medical research ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, near future, future
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 483K
I, Robot (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: robot, future dystopia, androids and robots, technology gone awry, a.i., humanoid robot, danger, hi-tech, cyborgs, imaginary, murder, police investigation ...
Time: future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 226K
Sunshine (2007)
Genre: 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, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, save the world, sun, danger, self sacrifice, astronaut, isolation, heroic mission, expedition, earth ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 73K
The Invasion (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Washington, D.C. psychologist Carol Bennell and her colleague Dr. Ben Driscoll are the only two people on Earth who are aware of an epidemic running rampant through the city. They discover an alien virus aboard a crashed space shuttle that ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense, psychological ...
Plot: alien, save the world, danger, virus, psychiatrist, quarantine, invasion, hysteria, alien invasion, survival, epidemic, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: washington d.c., usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Forbin is the designer of an incredibly sophisticated computer that will run all of America's nuclear defenses. Shortly after being turned on, it detects the existence of Guardian, the Soviet counterpart, previously unknown to US Planners. Both ...
Style: cult film, suspenseful, gloomy, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: scientist, man versus machine, artificial intelligence, ultimatum, nuclear threat, mathematics, super computer, computer system, a.i., survival, apocalypse, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future
Place: canada, moscow russia, washington d.c., colorado, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.3
 31K
The Arrival (1996)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zane Ziminski is an astrophysicist who receives a message that seems to have extraterrestrial origins. Eerily soon after his discovery, Zane is fired. He then embarks on a search to determine the origins of the transmission that leads him into a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, conspiracy, alien invasion, world domination, astronomer, alien encounter, foot chase, global warming, heroic mission, space and aliens, danger, supernatural ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.5
 10K
Brainstorm (1983)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two brilliant research scientists have invented a device capable of recording and playing back sensory experiences only to have devastating results when one of them records their own death.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, meditative, psychological ...
Plot: memory, virtual reality, future dystopia, uncover truth, experiment gone awry, rebellion, mad scientist, technology, conspiracy, corporation, father son relationship, laboratory ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: england, europe, london, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 5.8
 9K
Futureworld (1976)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two years after the Westworld tragedy in the Delos amusement park, the corporate owners have reopened the park following over $1 billion in safety and other improvements. For publicity purposes, reporters Chuck Browning and Tracy Ballard are invited ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, danger, robot as menace, investigation, cloning, reporter, journalist, man versus machine, society, chaos, dishonesty, leadership ...
Time: near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.1
 211K
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, robot, tough law enforcer, cyberpunk, tough guy, violence, urban, corporate crimes, one man army, crime fighter, police ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s, near future
Place: detroit, usa, tehran iran, pentagon, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 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 ⇓
50%
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