Memory loss movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant memory loss movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, serious, intense, realistic, clever and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with memory loss, amnesia, memory, mentor, catastrophe, storytelling, dialogue, destiny, chase and life philosophy plots mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as memory loss: Memento (2000), The Maze Runner (2014), Before I Go to Sleep (2014), 50 First Dates (2004), Blindspot (2015), Unknown (2011), The Vow (2012), The Hangover (2009), Paycheck (2003), Overboard (1987).

List of memory loss movies

 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 ...
Style: psychological, tense, surprise ending, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, amnesia, vengeance, mystery, revenge, haunted by the past, paranoia, murder, mistaken identity, rape, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 6.8
 382K
The Maze Runner (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, 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, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, memory loss, apocalypse, adventure, isolation, young heroes, danger, youth, trapped, imaginary, society, on the run ...
Time: future
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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, tense, suspense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, uncover truth, life turned upside down, psychiatrist, power relations, woman in danger, doctors and patients, mystery, investigation, obsession, domestic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 2007, 2010s ...
Place: england, london
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 6.8
 301K
50 First Dates (2004)
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, sentimental, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: memory loss, wooing, love and romance, romance, selflessness, amnesia, hopes, nothing goes right, power of love, deja vu, dream, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, alaska
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 7.5
 58K
Blindspot (2015)
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, killings, puzzle, terrorist, strong female character, secret organization, martial arts, attack ...
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 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, twists and turns, mind bending, 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, year 2011, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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 6.8
 172K
The Vow (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, romantic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: true love, memory loss, love and romance, romance, couple relations, marriage, wooing, amnesia, newlyweds, hopes, coma, power of love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.7
 663K
The Hangover (2009)
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, not serious, funny, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: party, friends, memory loss, buddies, nothing goes right, disorder, friendship between men, plan gone awry, investigation, drugs/alcohol, stupidity, comedy of errors ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, california
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 6.3
 98K
Paycheck (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, serious, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: memory loss, frame up, on the run, chase, danger, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, investigation, technology, laser, lottery ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: campus, seattle washington
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 6.9
 47K
Overboard (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Heiress, Joanna Stayton hires carpenter, Dean Proffitt to build a closet on her yacht -- and refuses to pay him for the project when it's done. But after Joanna accidentally falls overboard and loses her memory, Dean sees an opportunity to get ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, sweet, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: love and romance, memory loss, family life, parents and children, family, culture clash, mischievous children, betrayal, family relations, amnesia, romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon
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 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: suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, scary, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, memory loss, haunted by the past, riddles and clues, parents and children, murder, investigation, small town, family in danger, nervous breakdown, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
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 7.5
 34K
Dark Matter (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: The six-person crew of a derelict spaceship awakens from stasis in the farthest reaches of space. Their memories wiped clean, they have no recollection of who they are or how they got on board. The only clue to their identities is a cargo bay full ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, ambiguous ending, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, space wars, memory loss, betrayal, martial arts, danger, female fighter, survival, adventure, friendship, time travel ...
Time: future
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 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, enigmatic, surreal, mind bending, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, supernatural, supernatural ability, mental institution, memory loss, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, murder, experiment, imaginary, destiny, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: vermont
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 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
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 6.8
 136K
Pandorum (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually not alone – and the reality of their situation is more ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, tense, scary, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space and aliens, survival, isolation, outer space, fear, memory loss, danger, mutant, confined, mission ...
Time: future
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 7.1
 102K
Anastasia (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This animated adventure retells the story of the lost daughter of Russia's last czar. The evil Rasputin places a curse on the Romanov family, and Anastasia and her grandmother, Empress Maria, get separated. After growing up in an orphanage, ...
Style: touching, exciting, captivating, factual, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: princess, royal family, adventure, cinderella story, memory loss, good versus evil, family, childhood, love and romance, destiny, hopes, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century
Place: russia, france, europe, paris france
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A Moment to Remember (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A young couple's love is tested when Sun-jin is diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer's disease.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: memory loss, alzheimer's disease, fighting illness, love and romance, love affair, class differences, reconciliation, architect, devotion, resentment, father daughter relationship, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
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 6.2
 136K
Inferno (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After waking up in a hospital with amnesia, professor Robert Langdon and a doctor must race against time to foil a deadly global plot.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient mystery, adventure, danger, memory loss, museum, treasure hunt, riddles and clues, chases and races, race against time, religions or cults, amnesia, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe, florence, venice, istanbul turkey ...
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 7.8
 2K
The Quack (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A famous surgeon is beaten by drunken bullies, loses his memory and cannot recollect who he was before. He gets to a village, lives in a not so well to do family and becomes the Quack - he slowly regains his talent for medicine and saves the lives ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: memory loss, life is a bitch, downfall, village life, polish, love and romance, losing-it hero, estrangement, road not taken, social relations, surgeon, medicine ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: poland
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 7.7
 44K
Dollhouse (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Dollhouse is an American science fiction television series that revolves around a corporation running numerous underground establishments across the globe which program individuals referred to as "Actives" with temporary personalities and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, suspense
Plot: memory loss, undercover, self discovery, human nature, uncover truth, mysterious character, innocence lost, special agents, fbi, moral ambiguity, mind control, manipulation ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 5.8
 62K
The Forgotten (2004)
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: psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Plot: missing child, memory loss, mind game, memory, estrangement, loss of son, psychiatrist, life is a bitch, grief, delusion, mystery, medication ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 7.5
 269K
Total Recall (1990)
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, exciting, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, secret agents, outer space, memory loss, chase, mars, resistance, false memory, secret agent, space colony, cyberpunk, falsely accused ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s
Place: mine
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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, twist ending, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police investigation, depression, memory loss, train, investigation, obsession, psychiatrist, mental illness, psychology, false accusation, extramarital affair, infidelity ...
Place: new york, london
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Regarding Henry (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Henry is a lawyer who survives a shooting only to find he cannot remember anything. If that weren't enough, Henry also has to recover his speech and mobility, in a life he no longer fits into. Fortunately, Henry has a loving wife and daughter ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: memory loss, lawyer, rehabilitation, amnesia, maid, disability, redemption, parents and children, starting over, childhood memory, family relations, life turned upside down ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 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, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: private detective, memory loss, infidelity, investigation, murder, plastic surgery, suspicion, amnesia, hospital, identity, coma, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oregon
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 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, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: memory loss, kidnapping, amnesia, ransom, murder, confined, suicide, loss of friend, mystery, survival, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
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The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Samantha Caine, suburban homemaker, is the ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter Caitlin. She lives in Honesdale, PA, has a job teaching school and makes the best Rice Krispie treats in town. But when she receives a bump on her head, she begins to ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, female killer, amnesia, secret service, chase, presumed dead, cia, double life, single mother, female protagonist, rogue agent, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, pennsylvania, new jersey
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XIII: The Series (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 45 min.
Story: After a plot to kill the president of the USA an agent with lost memories tries to recover his life and memories. Others use him to cover up some dirty business involving high ranking officials from the CIA and the White House.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, conspiracy, secret agents, secret service, danger, dishonesty, who to trust, uncover truth, life is a bitch, white house, state affairs, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Samantha Who? (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Samantha Newly has been a bad, bad girl. But thanks to an 8-day coma, she can't remember a thing. Fortunately her best friend Andrea is by her side with a cocktail and the 4-1-1 on every dirty deed. But the more Sam pieces together her past, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, exciting
Audience: girls' night
Plot: memory loss, friendship, identity crisis, coma, love and romance, romance, partners, parents and children, family relations, ex couple relations, disorder, sitcom ...
Place: usa
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 7.5
 115K
Still Alice (2014)
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: touching, heartbreaking, emotional, psychological, sad ...
Plot: memory loss, supportive spouse, alzheimer's disease, family drama, columbia university, relationships, mother daughter relationship, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, family bonds, sister sister relationship, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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