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The list contains the best, new and most relevant memory loss movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out clever, serious, suspense, realistic, interesting and intense films and TV shows about / with memory loss, memory, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, amnesia, catastrophe, twists & turns, flashback and runaway plots mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as memory loss: Memento (2000), Before I Go to Sleep (2014), 50 First Dates (2004), The Vow (2012), Blindspot (2015), The Hangover (2009), Still Alice (2014), The Notebook (2004), The Maze Runner (2014), The Jacket (2005).
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The Notebook
Drama, Romance
USA
123 min.
 7.9
The Hangover
Comedy
USA, Germany
100 min.
 7.7
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Overboard
Comedy, Romance
USA
112 min.
 5.6
La ch'tite famille
Comedy
France
107 min.
 5.5

List of memory loss movies

 8.5
 980K
Memento
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 ...
Style: psychological, non-linear, twist ending, tense, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, revenge, uncover truth, vengeance, investigation, mystery, plot twist, flashback, murder, paranoia, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Before I Go to Sleep
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, tense, suspense, psychological, tricky ...
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, mystery, uncover truth, paranoia, hidden truth, secrets, woman in danger, psychology, life turned upside down, time loop, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: england, london
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 6.8
 293K
50 First Dates
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Henry is a player skilled at seducing women. But when this veterinarian meets Lucy, a girl with a quirky problem when it comes to total recall, he realizes it's possible to fall in love all over again…and again, and again. That's because ...
Style: romantic, sweet, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: memory loss, romance, love and romance, wooing, true love, love, selflessness, nothing goes right, destiny, hopes, family, deja vu ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
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 6.8
 166K
The Vow
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, Australia, UK, Germany, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Happy young married couple Paige and Leo are, well, happy. Then a car accident puts Paige into a life-threatening coma. Upon awakening she has lost the previous five years of memories, including those of her beloved Leo, her wedding, a confusing ...
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: memory loss, romance, amnesia, true love, win over, marriage, relationships, wooing, destiny, hopes, renewed love, newlyweds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.5
 55K
Blindspot
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A vast international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe is discovered naked in Times Square, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos with no memory of who she is or how she got there. But there's one tattoo that is impossible ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspense, realistic
Plot: fbi, memory loss, investigation, tattoo, crime, puzzle, martial arts, killings, strong female character, secret organization, terrorist, attack ...
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 7.7
 643K
The Hangover
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When three friends finally come to after a raucous night of bachelor-party revelry, they find a baby in the closet and a tiger in the bathroom. But they can't seem to locate their best friend, Doug – who's supposed to be tying the knot. ...
Style: humorous, funny, not serious, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: comedy of errors, bachelor party, memory loss, friendship between men, plan gone awry, road trip, stupidity, drugs/alcohol, buddies, investigation, missing person, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa
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 7.5
 110K
Still Alice
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, heartbreaking, sad ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, memory loss, relationships, family drama, family bonds, supportive spouse, mother daughter relationship, parenthood, columbia university, courage, doctors, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.9
 449K
The Notebook
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: true love, romance, memory loss, power of love, young lovers, love story, love, love affair, destiny, sacrifice, lovers reunited, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 90s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
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 6.8
 369K
The Maze Runner
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.
Style: exciting, futuristic, twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: maze, survival, adventure, escape, teenagers, isolation, fantasy world, trapped, human experiment, memory loss, virus, young heroes ...
Time: future
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 7.1
 101K
The Jacket
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, 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, tricky, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, psychology, existentialism, time loop, race against time, memory loss, supernatural, amnesia, mental institution, mentally unstable, alternate reality, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, future, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: vermont
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While You Were Sleeping
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A love story built on a misunderstanding. A transit worker pulls commuter Peter off the tracks after he's mugged. But while he's in a coma, his family mistakenly thinks she's Peter's fiancée, and she doesn't correct them. ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, sweet, light, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, mistaken identity, romance, coma, loneliness, secret admirer, love, destiny, memory loss, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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The Girl on the Train
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, psychological, suspenseful, melancholic, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: train, police investigation, murder mystery, obsession, mental illness, ex husband ex wife relationship, investigation, depression, memory loss, psychology, adultery, life philosophy ...
Place: new york, london
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 5.6
 7K
Overboard
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee. A remake of the 1987 comedy.
Style: romantic, funny, entertaining, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: revenge, memory loss, stereotypes, love story, family relations, romance, dishonesty, family life, couples, adaptation, social differences, falling in love ...
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 5.9
 67K
Premonition
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A depressed housewife who learns her husband was killed in a car accident the day previously, awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home, and then awakens the day after to a world in which he is still dead.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, mind bending ...
Plot: time travel, destiny, time loop, memory, death, life & death, starting over, alternate reality, dealing with death, catastrophe, memory loss, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
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The Taking of Deborah Logan
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What starts as a poignant medical documentary about Deborah Logan's descent into Alzheimer's disease and her daughter's struggles as caregiver degenerates into a maddening portrayal of dementia at its most frightening, as hair-raising ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, investigation, supernatural, demons, surveillance, insanity, memory loss, surveillance footage, transformation, hospital, sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mine, virginia
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 7.3
 194K
Finding Dory
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dory is reunited with her friends Nemo and Marlin in the search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, light, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, fish, friendship, underwater, ocean, beautiful scenery, octopus, family, self doubt, reunion, teamwork, memory loss ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, usa
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 6.3
 24K
Open Grave
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man awakes-- without memory -- in a pit full of bodies and must figure out if the people who rescued him are the killers, or if he is the murderer.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, twist ending ...
Plot: memory loss, zombie, paranoia, virus, amnesia, murder, blood, uncover truth, apocalypse, mystery, plot twist, in the woods ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his ...
Style: surreal, non-linear, psychological, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: surrealism, love, brainwashing, power of love, erased memory, love story, romance, existentialism, destiny, alternate reality, love and romance, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
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 6.9
 102K
Trance
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: surreal, stylized, clever, psychological, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, amnesia, memory loss, crime, betrayal, greed, robbery, manipulation, plot twist, obsession, gang, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, london
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 6.9
 228K
Unknown
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, surprise ending, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mystery, memory loss, chase, hotel, amnesia, hospital, investigation, conspiracy, car chase, surveillance, kidnapping, airport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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 6.5
 28K
Unknown
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, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: murder, memory loss, kidnapping, amnesia, mystery, survival, betrayal, undercover cop, neo noir, ransom, plot twist, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary
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The Bourne Identity
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wounded to the brink of death and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne is rescued at sea by a fisherman. With nothing to go on but a Swiss bank account number, he starts to reconstruct his life, but finds that many people he encounters want him ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: amnesia, assassin, car chase, memory loss, spy, cia, assassination, espionage, surveillance, on the run, murder, escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, switzerland, barcelona spain, langley virginia ...
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 7.0
 54K
The Lookout
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.
Style: realistic, tense, suspense, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime, memory loss, bank robbery, small town, guilt, disability, drinking, violence, loneliness, memory, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, usa, california
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 6.9
 55K
Mr. Holmes
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story is set in 1947, following a long-retired Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and rising detective son. But then he finds himself haunted by an unsolved 50-year old case. Holmes' memory isn't what it used to be, ...
Style: clever, serious, melancholic, tense, realistic ...
Plot: memory, mystery, aging, memory loss, storytelling, private detective, death, mentor, loneliness, life & death, sherlock holmes, crime ...
Time: year 1947, 1910s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, london, asia, japan
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 6.3
 96K
Paycheck
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Michael Jennings is a genius who's hired – and paid handsomely – by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he's incapable of breaching security. But at the end of a ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, twists and turns, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, memory loss, betrayal, memory, technology, cyberpunk, destiny, amnesia, car chase, surveillance, motorcycle, changing the past or future ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: campus, seattle washington
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The Bourne Ultimatum
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France, Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne ...
Style: exciting, realistic, stylized, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassin, conspiracy, cia, violence, spy, corruption, memory loss, vengeance, secret service, surveillance, assassination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: langley virginia, london, madrid, europe, moscow russia ...
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 5.8
 61K
The Forgotten
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Telly Paretta is a grieving mother struggling to cope with the loss of her 8-year-old son. She is stunned when her psychiatrist reveals that she has created eight years of memories about a son she never had. But when she meets a man who has had a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, surprise ending, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, memory, psychiatrist, memory loss, chase, alien, conspiracy, amnesia, paranoia, aliens, kidnapping, first contact ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.9
 48K
The Majestic
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: small town, memory loss, romance, mistaken identity, amnesia, hollywood, memory, americana, idealism, starting over, destiny, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: california, usa
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 7.8
 58K
Open Your Eyes
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mystery, virtual reality, psychiatrist, memory loss, paranoia, dreams, surrealism, love triangle, cyberpunk, memory, neo noir, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, madrid, europe
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 7.5
 267K
Total Recall
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, cyberpunk, memory loss, memory, space travel, violence, conspiracy, chase, rebellion, good versus evil, outer space, alien ...
Time: future, 80s, 21st century
Place: mine
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TOP 5 movies for each similar tag

amnesia
amnesia movies
Before I Go to Sleep 2014
6.3
Mulholland Drive 2001
8.0
Memento 2000
8.5
The Vow 2012
6.8
The Jacket 2005
7.1
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memory
memory movies
The Giver 2014
6.5
The Dressmaker 2015
7.1
Inside Out 2015
8.2
Inception 2010
8.8
The Butterfly Effect 2004
7.7
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identity
identity movies
The Passenger 1975
7.6
Source Code 2011
7.5
The Tenant 1976
7.8
Boys Don't Cry 1999
7.6
Mulholland Drive 2001
8.0
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mind bending
mind bending movies
Mulholland Drive 2001
8.0
Inception 2010
8.8
Black Swan 2010
8.0
The X-Files 1993
8.7
Under the Dome 2013
6.7
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mystery
mystery movies
Shutter Island 2010
8.1
Before I Go to Sleep 2014
6.3
Mulholland Drive 2001
8.0
Blue Velvet 1986
7.8
Gone Girl 2014
8.1
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plot twist
plot twist movies
Shutter Island 2010
8.1
From Dusk Till Dawn 1996
7.3
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 1998
8.2
Sherlock Holmes 2009
7.6
Casino Royale 2006
8.0
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twists and turns
twists and turns movies
Fight Club 1999
8.8
Shutter Island 2010
8.1
Black Mirror 2011
8.9
Mulholland Drive 2001
8.0
The Game 1997
7.8
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haunted by the past
haunted by the past movies
Pretty Little Liars 2010
7.5
Safe Haven 2013
6.7
Redemption 2013
6.2
The Unborn 2009
4.8
Beneath 2007
5.4
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