Movies like Memento

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Memento (2000)
 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 snaps Polaroids of people and places, jotting down contextual notes on the backs of photos to aid in his search and jog his memory. He even tattoos his own body in a desperate bid to remember.
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, suspense, offbeat, mind bending, captivating, surprise ending, non-linear, twist ending ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, mystery, vengeance, amnesia, haunted by the past, revenge, murder, paranoia, crimes, mistaken identity, mistrust, investigation, life is a bitch, rape, flashback, plot twist, deadly, neo noir, dishonesty, obsessive quest, suffering, search, insulin, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california

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Most similar movies to Memento

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, psychological, serious and clever films with plots about secrets, twists & turns, mystery, murder, storytelling, police investigation and dialogue mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Memento: Shutter Island (2010), Inception (2010), Zodiac (2007), Mulholland Drive (2001), The Game (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 8.1
 953K
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, mental institution, paranoia, insanity, losing-it hero, uncover truth, doctors and patients, island, plot twist, psychiatrist, partners ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1954, 1940s ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, clever, serious, exciting ...
Plot: manipulations, parallel world, haunted by the past, teamwork, hi-tech, perfect crime, virtual reality, mind control, imagination, redemption, impersonating, dishonesty ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: los angeles, paris france, sydney australia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 370K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, uncover truth, victim, paranoia, investigation, journalist, crimes, code, who done it, law enforcement ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1971 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: mind bending, psychological, twists and turns, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lesbian, amnesia, uncover truth, mystery, hallucination, postmodernism, surrealism, obsession, mysterious character, hollywood, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 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, serious, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, disorder, mystery, manipulation, businessman, neo noir, surveillance, dishonesty, scheme, birthday ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, obsession, uninhibited rivalry, magical, secret, deception, illusion, performer's life, magic, wizards and magicians, mystery, teleportation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: england, london, europe, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 376K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, emotional, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, child abuse, death in the family, childhood, murder, sexual abuse, innocence lost, loss of child, loss of loved one, vigilantism, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century, 1960s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ 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: mind bending, gothic, atmospheric, tech noir, stylized ...
Plot: evil alien, investigation, future dystopia, memory, chase, alien race, experiment, beach, paranoia, cyberpunk, serial killer, memory loss ...
Time: future, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A journalist goes undercover to ferret out businessman Harrison Hill as her best friend's killer. Posing as one of his temps, she enters into a game of online cat-and-mouse.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: investigation, murder, mind game, hidden identity, manipulations, uncover truth, dishonesty, seduction, mystery, amateur detective, sex scandal, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 76K
Following (1998)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
Story: A struggling, unemployed young writer takes to following strangers around the streets of London, ostensibly to find inspiration for his new novel.
Style: stylized, psychological, clever, tense, serious ...
Plot: robbery, thief, stranger, neo noir, burglar, dangerous attraction, neo-noir, mystery, voyeurism, theft, obsession, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 435K
Oldboy (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, psychological, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Plot: vengeance, confined, incest, mind game, secret, losing-it hero, sin, revenge, loneliness, strong sexual content, life is a bitch, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea, stockholm sweden, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: suspenseful, atmospheric, mind bending, psychological, serious ...
Plot: memory loss, hospital, murder, mind game, uncover truth, supernatural, paranoia, doctor, puzzle, amnesia, nightmare, memory ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2002
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France, Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, life turned upside down, amnesia, mystery, psychiatrist, obsession, woman in danger, doctors and patients, power relations, paranoia, hidden truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007, 1990s, 2000s ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 58K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, memory loss, supernatural, murder, family in danger, investigation, haunted by the past, parents and children, riddles and clues, mystery, plot twist, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 319K
The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ...
Style: psychological, offbeat, mind bending, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, insomnia, torment, life is a bitch, uncover truth, mysterious character, corpse, layoff, mechanic, paranoia, hallucinations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 719K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: missing person, police investigation, missing wife, manipulation, mystery, investigation, disappearance, mind game, protagonist as suspect, femme fatale, infidelity, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 24K
Dead Again (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1949 composer Roman Strauss is executed for the vicious murder of his wife Margaret with a pair of scissors. In 1990s Los Angeles a mute amnesiac woman shows up at an orphanage and private eye Mike Church is called in to investigate. Under ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: hypnosis, amnesia, murder, neo noir, private detective, nightmare, mystery, investigation, reincarnation, romance, dealer, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 90s, 1990s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Mortal Thoughts (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A loathsome man ends up dead, but it's not clear who's to blame. If ever a person got what he deserved, it's James Urbanksi, an abusive drunk who steals from his wife, Joyce, and promises her close friend Cynthia Kellogg that ...
Style: suspense, talky, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, crime gone awry, friendship, betrayal, crime, mystery, crumbling marriage, physical abuse, couple relations, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 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, intrigue, mystery, room, confinement indoors, suspicion ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 7K
Shattered (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith who is trying to help him start his life again. He keeps getting flashbacks about events and places that he can't remember. He meets pet ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, infidelity, memory loss, amnesia, hospital, car accident, plastic surgery, murder, mystery, neo-noir, coma ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 59K
Joy Ride (2001)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three young people on a road trip from Colorado to New Jersey talk to a trucker on their CB radio, then must escape when he turns out to be a psychotic killer.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, twists and turns, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, vengeance, deathtrap, truck driver, psychopath, prank, murder, chase, radio, road trip, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, new jersey, salt lake city utah, wyoming, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 9K
D.O.A. (1988)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dexter Cornell, an English Professor becomes embroiled in a series of murders involving people around him. Dexter has good reason to want to find the murderer but hasn't much time. He finds help and comfort from one of his student, Sydney ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: race against time, murder, neo noir, college, mystery, protagonist as suspect, investigation, student, police investigation, vengeance, crime, destiny ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, clever, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, drug abuse, mental illness, psychiatrist, obsession, doctors and patients, depression, life turned upside down, addiction, deception, conspiracy, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 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, mysterious character, coma, taxi driver, investigation, hotel, hidden identity, hospital, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.1
 496K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, investigation, police investigation, disappearance, crime, brutality, revenge, torture, vigilantism, vengeance, moral ambiguity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.1
 812K
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, surprise ending ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, supernatural ability, afterlife, mystery, psychic, doctors and patients, untimely death, psychologist, tragic event, fear, psychology ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.8
 217K
Changeling (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, sentimental, heartbreaking ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, fighting the system, uncover truth, insanity, missing person, corruption, police, disorder, life is a bitch, conspiracy, mother love ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, seattle washington, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.0
 41K
Sleuth (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A mystery novelist devises an insurance scam with his wife’s lover - but things aren’t exactly as they seem.
Style: psychological, clever, talky, witty, suspenseful ...
Plot: riddles and clues, robbery, social climbing, infidelity, extramarital affair, game, mystery, insurance, cat and mouse, humiliation, search, verbal byplay ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Girl on the Train (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, melancholic, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: memory loss, police investigation, train, depression, false accusation, extramarital affair, investigation, mental illness, obsession, amnesia, ex husband ex wife relationship, murder of a pregnant woman ...
Place: new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 28K
Unknown (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, memory loss, ransom, amnesia, murder, confined, police, factory, survival, infidelity, mystery, loss of daughter ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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