Movies like Memento

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Memento (2000)
 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 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, uncover truth, amnesia, vengeance, revenge, mystery, paranoia, haunted by the past, murder, twists & turns, rape, mistaken identity, investigation, crimes, mistrust, flashback, life is a bitch, plot twist, neo noir, insurance, tattoo, motel, polaroid, insulin, search ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california

Most similar movies to Memento

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, serious, suspense and clever films with plots about mystery, secrets, twists & turns, storytelling, psychology, dialogue and murder mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Memento: Shutter Island (2010), The Game (1997), Dark City (1998), The Number 23 (2007), Inception (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 989K
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, surprise ending ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, investigation, insanity, paranoia, uncover truth, losing-it hero, doctors and patients, island, delusion, psychiatrist, mental illness ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s, year 1945 ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, mystery, disorder, manipulation, businessman, neo noir, surveillance, birthday, scheme, game ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 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, atmospheric, mind bending, tech noir, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, evil alien, future dystopia, memory, haunted by the past, mind control, paranoia, alien race, memory loss, space and aliens, mad scientist, deadly ...
Time: future, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 183K
The Number 23 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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: scary, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, insanity, a vision, suicide, riddles and clues, uncover truth, nightmare, paranoia, mystery, imagination, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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, clever, suspenseful, cerebral ...
Plot: parallel world, manipulations, haunted by the past, teamwork, perfect crime, imagination, redemption, philosophy, mind control, virtual reality, hi-tech, dreams ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: los angeles, paris france, japan, sydney australia
⇓ 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, suspenseful ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lesbian, showbiz, uncover truth, obsession, frustration, actress, death, jealousy, hollywood, mystery, amnesia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.4
 451K
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, twist ending ...
Plot: incest, vengeance, secret, revenge, loneliness, sin, losing-it hero, confined, mind game, father daughter incest, torture, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea, hong kong, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 384K
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, code, who done it ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1969 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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, captivating ...
Plot: rivalry, obsession, magical, uninhibited rivalry, illusion, secret, deception, magic, diary, mystery, performer's life, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1900s, 1890s ...
Place: london, europe, england, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 207K
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, scary, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, isolation, investigation, psychology, motel, coincidence, stranded, crime, psychiatrist, death, storm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: nevada, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 327K
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, suspenseful, mind bending, surreal ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, insomnia, mysterious character, torment, uncover truth, paranoia, life is a bitch, confession, hit and run, factory, taunting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 749K
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, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, femme fatale, manipulation, missing wife, investigation, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, mind game, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ 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, bleak, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: vengeance, child abuse, sexual abuse, police investigation, murder, vigilantism, childhood, tragic event, loss of child, death in the family, loss of daughter, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 1960s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 251K
Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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: police investigation, murder, guilt, fbi, insomnia, police corruption, blackmail, small town, police detective, investigator, investigation, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 140K
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, disorder, life turned upside down, mysterious character, lookalikes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 103K
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, mental institution, time loop, life is a bitch, memory loss, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, murder, experiment, psychology ...
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, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, year 2002, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, law enforcement, crumbling marriage, unlikely criminals, friendship, domestic violence, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 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, realistic ...
Plot: riddles and clues, robbery, extramarital affair, infidelity, search, insurance, mystery, mind game, twists & turns, dishonesty, one on one, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, mind bending, twists and turns, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, manipulations, uncover truth, mysterious character, life turned upside down, investigation, danger, coma, hidden identity, crimes, mystery, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2011
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 104K
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, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hypnosis, mind control, heist, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, memory loss, amnesia, partners in crime, art thief, gang, robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, suicide, loss of friend, mystery, survival, danger, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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, psychological, erotic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: private detective, memory loss, infidelity, investigation, murder, suspicion, plastic surgery, amnesia, hospital, identity, coma, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 25K
Body Double (1984)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After losing an acting role and his girlfriend, Jake Scully finally catches a break: he gets offered a gig house-sitting in the Hollywood Hills. While peering through the beautiful home's telescope one night, he spies a gorgeous blonde dancing ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: voyeurism, murder, obsession, investigation, stalking, hollywood, mistaken identity, mystery, neighbor, peeping tom, witness, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 59K
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, tense, scary, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, memory loss, riddles and clues, parents and children, murder, investigation, haunted by the past, family in danger, nervous breakdown, family relations, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: murder, courtroom drama, courtroom, lawyer, mistress, infidelity, legal investigation, investigation, mystery, crime, protagonist as suspect, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 24K
Dead Again (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, 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: suspenseful, tense, psychological, atmospheric, mind bending ...
Plot: hypnosis, murder, private detective, amnesia, reincarnation, dealer, neo noir, nightmare, mystery, romance, supernatural, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 40s, 20th century, 1990s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.1
 517K
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, bleak, psychological, twist ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, police investigation, investigation, disappearance, crime, torture, brutality, vigilantism, revenge, maze, vigilante ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ 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, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, uncover truth, life turned upside down, psychiatrist, obsession, woman in danger, power relations, doctors and patients, mystery, domestic violence, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2007 ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 10K
Night Moves (1975)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return ...
Style: tense, psychological, cynical, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, missing person, femme fatale, espionage, mystery, infidelity, crimes, uncover truth, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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