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 serious, clever, suspenseful, suspense, realistic and psychological films and TV shows about / with memory loss, amnesia, memory, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, flashback, mentor, twists & turns and chase 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), The Vow (2012), The Hangover (2009), Dream House (2011), The Girl on the Train (2016), Blindspot (2015), Dark Matter (2015).
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50 First Dates (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance
USA
99 min.
 6.8
Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
UK, USA, France, Sweden
92 min.
 6.3
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Overboard (2018)
Comedy, Romance
USA
112 min.
 5.9
B-Day! (2018)
Comedy
Russia
80 min.
 5.3

List of memory loss movies

 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 ...
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, suspense, offbeat ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, mystery, vengeance, amnesia, haunted by the past, revenge, murder, paranoia, crimes, mistaken identity, mistrust ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 6.8
 372K
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, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, memory loss, isolation, adventure, apocalypse, trapped, young heroes, imaginary, danger, youth, on the run, society ...
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, 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
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 6.8
 295K
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: sentimental, realistic, feel good, touching, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: memory loss, wooing, romance, love and romance, selflessness, deja vu, nothing goes right, hopes, true love, power of love, love, dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
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 6.8
 167K
The Vow (2012)
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, memory loss, marriage, love and romance, romance, hopes, couple relations, newlyweds, destiny, amnesia, wooing, power of love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.7
 647K
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, buddies, memory loss, nothing goes right, disorder, friendship between men, plan gone awry, investigation, stupidity, escapades, comedy of errors ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa
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 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
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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, 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
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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: tense, twists and turns, suspense, realistic
Plot: fbi, memory loss, investigation, crime, killings, attack, tattoo, puzzle, martial arts, bomb, gang, strong female character ...
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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, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, space wars, memory loss, outer space, female fighter, betrayal, danger, friendship, adventure, gunfight, disorder, survival ...
Time: future
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 7.1
 101K
The Jacket (2005)
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, atmospheric, serious, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, supernatural, mental institution, supernatural ability, memory loss, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, experiment, destiny, murder, imaginary, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: vermont
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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: atmospheric, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: memory loss, downfall, life is a bitch, village life, love and romance, polish, losing-it hero, estrangement, road not taken, social relations, surgeon, witch doctor ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: poland
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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
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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: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: memory loss, love affair, couple relations, unfulfillment, fighting illness, alzheimer's disease, true love, architect, reconciliation, romance, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
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 7.1
 99K
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, family, cinderella story, memory loss, good versus evil, destiny, childhood, love and romance, fall in love, hopes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: france, russia, europe, paris france
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 6.3
 96K
Paycheck (2003)
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, serious, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: memory loss, frame up, on the run, changing the past or future, chase, lottery, laser, engineer, millionaire, scientist, prophecy, mystery ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: campus, seattle washington
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, 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: psychological, mind bending, clever, captivating, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: introspection, love and romance, couple relations, power of love, mind control, memory loss, couples, love story, dreams, disorder, destiny, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
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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, danger, uncover truth, dishonesty, life is a bitch, who to trust, secret service, chases and races, state affairs, cia agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.5
 111K
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, alzheimer's disease, columbia university, supportive spouse, mother daughter relationship, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, relationships, family drama, family bonds, terminal illness, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.8
 29K
Cypher (2002)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale.
Style: tense, stylized, suspenseful, mind bending, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, espionage, disorder, femme fatale, uncover truth, dishonesty, undercover, power relations, hidden identity, mysterious character, conspiracy, industry ...
Time: future
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 7.3
 201K
Finding Dory (2016)
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: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: memory loss, fish, underwater, adventure, friendship, family, ocean, amnesia, octopus, reunion, self doubt, teamwork ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, usa
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 5.9
 67K
Premonition (2007)
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, suspenseful, mind bending, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: destiny, time travel, dealing with death, starting over, psychic, memory loss, race against time, small town, death, couple relations, infidelity, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa
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 6.8
 134K
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, atmospheric, tense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, survival, isolation, space and aliens, outer space, fear, memory loss, danger, mutant, confined, chase ...
Time: future
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 6.8
 45K
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: memory loss, love and romance, betrayal, parents and children, amnesia, goofy hero, yacht, romance, verbal byplay, family, screwball, son ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon
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Remember Sunday (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A lonely, down-on-her-luck waitress meets a handsome, quirky jewelry store clerk and thinks that maybe, finally, she's met Mr. Right. The more Molly (Alexis Bledel) gets to know Gus (Zachary Levi), the more she's intrigued by him. But ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: memory loss, fall in love, starting over, store, romance, parents and children, hopes, love and romance, couples, family relations, flowers, jewelry store ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 8.1
 25K
Elfen Lied (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The Diclonius, a mutated homo sapien that is said to be selected by God and will eventually become the destruction of mankind, possesses two horns in their heads, and has a "sixth sense" which gives it telekinetic abilities. Due to this ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, rough, scary, erotic ...
Plot: split personality, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, social misfits, experiment gone awry, mutant, deadly creature, memory loss, childhood trauma, gore, psychopath ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
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 7.9
 453K
The Notebook (2004)
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, young lovers, love and romance, love affair, love triangle, power of love, lovers reunited, social differences, love story, fall in love, romance, loss of loved one ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 90s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
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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: 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
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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: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: memory loss, friendship, coma, identity crisis, photographer, disorder, sitcom, good deed, best friends, romance, parents and children, love and romance ...
Place: usa
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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, rough, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, outer space, cyberpunk, mars, memory loss, secret agents, technology gone awry, space colony, false memory, secret, mutant, secret agent ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s
Place: mine
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