Movies like Limitless

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Limitless (2011)
 7.4
 561K
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, philosophical, intellectual, cerebral, psychological, suspenseful, thought provoking, serious, suspense ...
Plot: intelligence, success, ambition, superhuman powers, rise to the top, prodigy, life changing experience, life turned upside down, drug abuse, resourceful, overnight success, greed, millionaire, creativity, rags to riches, experiment, career change, experimental drug, writers, happy ending, addiction, businessman, outsmarting, threat, creative block ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Limitless

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, twists and turns and suspense films with plots about storytelling, catastrophe, dialogue, technology, mentor, chase and first contact mostly in Thriller, Sci-Fi and Drama genres. Some movies like Limitless: Lucy (2014), The Adjustment Bureau (2011), Deja Vu (2006), Inception (2010), Source Code (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 483K
Lucy (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Taiwan, Canada, USA, UK
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, philosophical ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: intelligence, superhuman powers, tough girl, supernatural ability, mind control, telekinesis, telepathy, strong female lead, supernatural, experimental drug, human brain, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: taiwan, berlin germany, rome italy, new york, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.7
 66K
Limitless (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, experimental drug, life & death, addiction, mystery, chase, new job, murder mystery, female agent, crimes ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destiny, fall in love, alternate reality, changing the past or future, mind control, forbidden love, fictional reality, power of love, true love, teleportation, creator, foreknowledge ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.1
 307K
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, tricky, confusing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, investigation, deja vu, changing the past or future, police investigation, terrorism, special agents, foreknowledge, alternate timeline, destiny, patriotism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Movie in collections
 8.8
 2.3M
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, surreal ...
Plot: parallel world, mind control, alternate reality, subconscious, virtual reality, life philosophy, fantasy world, teamwork, existentialism, fictional reality, manipulation, psychological manipulation ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: japan, paris france, los angeles, new york, sydney australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.5
 511K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France, Germany
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, mind bending, captivating, clever, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, race against time, destiny, save the day, alternate reality, bomb, precognition, terrorism, train, memory ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.5
 45K
Time Lapse (2014)
Genre: Horror, 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: twist ending, psychological, cerebral, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: time machine, time travel, time paradox, parallel universe, blackmail, paranoia, gambling, death threat, money falling through the air, greed, threat, party ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Person of Interest (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, artificial intelligence, hi-tech, partners against crime, hacker, computer system, computer genius, mysterious character, computers and web, crimes, privacy invasion, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 187K
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, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, depression, deception, life turned upside down, psychiatrist, mental illness, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, dishonesty, manipulation, patient, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.7
 526K
Ex Machina (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds ...
Style: mind bending, philosophical, twist ending, psychological, tense ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, robot, isolation, cyberpunk, technology, human android relationship, existentialism, cyborgs, manipulation, androids, a.i., androids and robots ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 98K
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: body swapping, soul transference, rich man, moral dilemma, uncover truth, cloning, doctor, chase, manhunt, disorder, immortality, hidden identity ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, new orleans, caribbean, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 20K
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, nouveau riche, fighting the system, advertising agency, lifestyle, corporate world, advertising executive, behavior control, society, layoff, media satire ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, europe, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 151K
Man on a Ledge (2012)
Genre: Action, 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, twists and turns, exciting, tricky, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: heist, mind game, perfect crime, swat team, suicidal, dishonesty, deception, storage unit, policewoman, caper, negotiator, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 382K
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, twist ending ...
Plot: mind game, mystery, manipulation, uncover truth, psychology, life turned upside down, game, disorder, existentialism, scheme, life philosophy, businessman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, mexico, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 78K
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, serious, emotional, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: writer's life, writers, white male black female relationship, aspiring writer, romance, guilt, moral dilemma, ambitious, haunted by the past, rising to stardom, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, post world war two, contemporary
Place: usa, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.0
 608K
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, non-linear, surreal, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Plot: time travel, post apocalypse, paranoia, insanity, alternate reality, apocalypse, save the world, time loop, plague, social misfits, psychology, changing the past or future ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 2030s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
 270K
Contact (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, cerebral, emotional, intense ...
Plot: alien encounter, first contact, benign alien, space and aliens, alien contact, scientist, science, space travel, astronomer, research, nasa, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: new mexico, usa, puerto rico, florida, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: devil, deal with the devil, satan, god or devil, evil, law firm, ambition, ethics, supernatural, temptation, hotshot lawyer, sin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, southern usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 529K
I, Robot (2004)
Genre: Action, 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, serious, exciting, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, artificial intelligence, future dystopia, androids and robots, cyborgs, a.i., technology gone awry, man versus machine, cyberpunk, hi-tech, distopia, human versus robot ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 20K
Intelligence (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: hi-tech, government agency, computers and web, heroes, life risking, fellow agent, secret agents, computer system, resourceful, working undercover, intelligence, computer genius ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, suspense, serious, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Plot: chase, on the run, supernatural, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, child abduction, government, hostage, family relations, parents and children, father son relationship, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, texas, louisiana, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 566K
Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 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: futuristic, mind bending, thought provoking, neo noir, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, time paradox, changing the past or future, hitman, destiny, sent to the past, tragedy, escape, on the run, assassin, self sacrifice ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, kansas, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
 6.5
 113K
Premium Rush (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: delivery, chase, race against time, organized crime, police corruption, corruption, life turned upside down, resourceful, dishonesty, on the run, dirty cop, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, china, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 540K
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, neo noir, exciting, suspense, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, murder, foreknowledge, precognition, frame up, psychic, law enforcer, police investigation, graphic violence, perfect crime, fugitives ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 298K
Gattaca (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, intellectual, neo noir, twists and turns ...
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, future dystopia, genetics, discrimination, paraplegic, philosophy, society, eugenics, heart disease, space travel, destiny ...
Time: future, near future
Place: detroit, riviera, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 157K
Next (2007)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret which torments him: he can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies ...
Style: mind bending, twists and turns, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: foreknowledge, changing the past or future, destiny, psychic, supernatural ability, precognition, save the day, time travel, a vision, terrorism, chase, seeing the future ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%
 6.1
 5K
The Wave (2019)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A man on the verge of a promotion takes a mysterious hallucinogenic drug that begins to tear down his reality and expose his life for what it really is.
Style: psychedelic, captivating, suspense, unusual plot structure, suspenseful ...
Plot: drug trip, karma, drugs, psychedelia, hallucinogenic drug, surrealism, husband wife relationship, acid trip, dealer, hallucination, lawyer, visual hallucination ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 3K
App (2013)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A young psychology student is drawn into the dark and fearful world of a diabolic and mysterious App that starts to terrorize her, distributing compromising photographs, videos and text messages about herself and delves deeper and deeper into her ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mysterious character, computers and web, youth, student life, privacy invasion, lifestyle, woman in danger, mind game, multiple suspects, secret, friends, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 247K
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, psychological, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, save the world, spacecraft, sun, expedition, self sacrifice, heroic mission, astronaut, earth, end of the world, trapped in space ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.2
 642K
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, breathtaking, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, outsmarting, mind game, perfect crime, cons and scams, teamwork, scheme, mastermind, illusionist, magic trick, fbi, con artists ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new orleans, las vegas, new york, paris france, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%