Movies like Memento

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Memento (2000)
 8.4
 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 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, surprise ending, tense, twist ending, suspense, bleak, mind bending, captivating, non-linear, offbeat ...
Plot: memory loss, revenge, mystery, uncover truth, amnesia, plot twist, paranoia, vengeance, haunted by the past, murder, twists & turns, rape, mistaken identity, investigation, crimes, mistrust, flashback, life is a bitch, neo noir, insurance, tattoo, motel, polaroid, insulin, search ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, california, los angeles

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Most similar movies to Memento

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, suspense and clever films with plots about mystery, storytelling, secrets, twists & turns, murder, psychology and plot twist mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Memento: Shutter Island (2010), The Game (1997), Dark City (1998), The Number 23 (2007), The Prestige (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 1.0M
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, surprise ending, suspenseful, twist ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, insanity, mental institution, paranoia, investigation, plot twist, mental illness, uncover truth, losing-it hero, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, delusion ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1945, year 1954 ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 319K
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, twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, mystery, life turned upside down, uncover truth, disorder, manipulation, businessman, game, birthday, surveillance, psychology, scheme ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 179K
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, atmospheric, mind bending, stylized, tech noir ...
Plot: investigation, future dystopia, evil alien, alien race, memory, haunted by the past, paranoia, memory loss, space and aliens, mad scientist, mind control, deadly ...
Time: future, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 186K
The Number 23 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Walter Sparrow is an animal control officer that becomes obsessed with a mysterious book that seems to be based on his own life. As soon as he opens the book, he notices strange parallels between what he reads and what he's experienced. But now ...
Style: twists and turns, scary, surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, riddles and clues, insanity, a vision, suicide, uncover truth, nightmare, paranoia, mystery, imagination, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.5
 1.1M
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, tense, captivating ...
Plot: rivalry, obsession, uninhibited rivalry, secret, illusion, magical, deception, magic, diary, stage magic, teleportation, mystery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: london, europe, england, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: psychological, mind bending, twists and turns, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lesbian, mystery, cowboy, death, hollywood, obsession, frustration, alternate reality, dreams, mysterious character, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 466K
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: bleak, atmospheric, psychological, twist ending, disturbing ...
Plot: incest, father daughter incest, revenge, losing-it hero, vengeance, secret, loneliness, brother sister incest, sin, older man younger woman relationship, confined, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, year 2003
Place: korea, asia, south korea, manhattan new york city, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 333K
The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, UK, USA
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, bleak, mind bending, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: insomnia, obsession, losing-it hero, mysterious character, uncover truth, torment, paranoia, life is a bitch, hit and run, confession, factory, taunting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 854K
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, surprise ending, twist ending, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, psychology, mystery, ghost, supernatural ability, afterlife, psychic, death, psychologist, psychic power, life & death, psychiatrist ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 401K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, uncover truth, journalist, investigation, victim, paranoia, mystery, mind game, maniac, code ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1991 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
⇓ 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, suspenseful, cerebral ...
Plot: parallel world, haunted by the past, philosophy, manipulations, mind control, teamwork, redemption, perfect crime, imagination, virtual reality, alternate reality, hi-tech ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: sydney australia, paris france, japan, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 212K
Identity (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, psycho film, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, motel, psychology, isolation, investigation, stranded, coincidence, death, psychiatrist, split personality, storm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: nevada, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 775K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: 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, surprise ending, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, femme fatale, manipulation, investigation, missing wife, infidelity, murder mystery, protagonist as suspect, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 395K
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, bleak, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: vengeance, child abuse, police investigation, death in the family, sexual abuse, loss of daughter, murder, child rape, vigilantism, childhood, pedophilia, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 70s, 1960s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 256K
Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: insomnia, police investigation, murder, guilt, fbi, police corruption, small town, police detective, investigator, snow, blackmail, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 147K
Enemy (2013)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mild-mannered college professor discovers a look-alike actor and delves into the other man's private affairs.
Style: twist ending, psychological, bleak, tense, surreal ...
Plot: symbolism, obsession, mental illness, delusion, professor, mystery, paranoia, actor, life turned upside down, mysterious character, disorder, lookalikes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 104K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.
Style: psychological, surreal, enigmatic, mind bending, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, supernatural ability, supernatural, haunted by the past, mental institution, memory loss, psychology, mentally unstable, murder, life is a bitch, experiment, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2002
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Mortal Thoughts (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 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: psychological, clever, suspenseful, tense, stylized ...
Plot: investigation, murder, crime gone awry, betrayal, mystery, crime, police investigation, unlikely criminals, crumbling marriage, law enforcement, friendship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 25K
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: tense, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: hypnosis, private detective, memory loss, murder, reincarnation, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, romance, mysterious character, supernatural ...
Time: 40s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 1940s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 237K
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, surprise ending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, mysterious character, manipulations, investigation, life turned upside down, danger, hidden identity, crimes, coma, mystery, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 8K
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: erotic, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: private detective, memory loss, infidelity, investigation, murder, suspicion, plastic surgery, car accident, mystery, uncover truth, mind game, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 106K
Trance (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A violent gang enlists the help of a hypnotherapist in an attempt to locate a painting which somehow vanished in the middle of a heist.
Style: psychological, twist ending, mind bending, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hypnosis, heist, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, mind control, memory loss, amnesia, art theft, partners in crime, art thief, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 6.0
 60K
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: surprise ending, suspenseful, twist ending, tense, scary ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, riddles and clues, memory loss, plot twist, parents and children, murder, investigation, haunted by the past, family in danger, nervous breakdown, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.0
 42K
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, suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: riddles and clues, extramarital affair, robbery, infidelity, insurance, search, mystery, mind game, twists & turns, one on one, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Plot: memory loss, kidnapping, amnesia, ransom, murder, confined, loss of friend, suicide, mystery, survival, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, suspense, twist ending, tense, serious ...
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, mystery, uncover truth, life turned upside down, domestic violence, obsession, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, power relations, woman in danger, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2007 ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 4K
Mirage (1965)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: New York City. David Stillwell struggles to recover his memory before the people who are trying to kill him succeed. Who is he, who are they, and why is he surrounded by murder?
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, tense ...
Plot: police detective, chase, manhunt, private detective, murder, crimes, dishonesty, investigation, mind game, uncover truth, deadly, skyscraper ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.1
 536K
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: bleak, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, investigation, police investigation, disappearance, crime, torture, brutality, vigilantism, revenge, child abduction, maze ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Presumed Innocent (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Life takes a nasty twist for D.A. Rusty Sabich when the woman he has been romantically involved with is murdered. He is assigned to investigate the case, but is soon charged with the murder.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, courtroom drama, lawyer, mistress, infidelity, legal investigation, investigation, mystery, crime, protagonist as suspect, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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