Memory movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant memory movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out psychological, serious, suspenseful, visually appealing, suspense and weird films and TV shows about / with memory, flashback, storytelling, death, destiny, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, father daughter relationship and murder plots mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
memory movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as memory: The Butterfly Effect (2004), Brainstorm (1983), Coco (2017), The Tale (2018), Arrival (2016), Dark City (1998), Inside Out (2015), Blindspot (2015), Circle (2015), Assassin's Creed (2016).

List of memory movies

The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, philosophical, suspenseful, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, twists & turns, time loop, psychology, life philosophy, supernatural ability, child abuse, memory, haunted by the past, hypnosis, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
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Brainstorm (1983)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two brilliant research scientists have invented a device capable of recording and playing back sensory experiences only to have devastating results when one of them records their own death.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, meditative, psychological ...
Plot: memory, virtual reality, conspiracy, experiment gone awry, future dystopia, uncover truth, mad scientist, rebellion, technology, fighting the system, father son relationship, laboratory ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: england, europe, london, san francisco, rio de janeiro ...
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Coco (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Mystery
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, funny, colourful, feel good ...
Plot: disney, life after death, boy, childhood, family, musician, fantasy world, life & death, singer, child protagonist, skeleton, afterlife ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: mexico
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The Tale (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An investigation into one woman’s memory as she‘s forced to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, psychological, heartbreaking, rough ...
Plot: pedophile, first sexual experience, forced sex, investigation, 13 year old, sexual abuse, loss of virginity, child rape, memory, manipulation, childhood sexual abuse, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 70s
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Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: intellectual, twist ending, cerebral, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: first contact, alien, spacecraft, alien contact, ufo, scientist, alien race, female protagonist, alien creature, loss, time, destiny ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: russia, pakistan, china, montana, venezuela ...
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Dark City (1998)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
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: neo noir, mind bending, gothic, psychological, tech noir ...
Plot: investigation, future dystopia, lovecraftian, distopia, evil alien, cyberpunk, memory, alien race, manipulation, memory loss, alternate reality, sleeping ...
Time: future, 1940s
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Inside Out (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. ...
Style: inspirational, emotional, motivational, touching, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: disney, family, childhood, life philosophy, family relations, happy ending, imaginary, coming of age, joy, memory, friendship, computer animation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: san francisco, minnesota, california, usa
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Blindspot (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: memory loss, strong female character, fbi, puzzle, investigation, terrorist, crime, tattoo, secret organization, killings, fbi agent, martial arts ...
Place: new york
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Circle (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Could you trust a jury of your peers with your life? The contestants of a mysterious death game must make harrowing decisions as they strategize for survival in this psychological sci-fi thriller.
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: morality, plot twist, survival, survival horror, execution, death, stranger, sole survivor, game of death, memory, prejudice, murder ...
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Assassin's Creed (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France, UK, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malta, Spain, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor in 15th century Spain, Callum Lynch discovers he's a descendant of the secret 'Assassins' society. After gaining incredible knowledge and ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: assassin, secret society, parkour, adventure, time travel, brotherhood, assassination, sent to the past, secret identity, imaginary, chase, memory ...
Time: ancient history, 15th century, year 1986, 2010s, 80s ...
Place: spain, london, texas, madrid
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Stitchers (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A young woman is recruited into a secret government agency to be “stitched” into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders.
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, light
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, special agents, crime, uncover truth, secret government organization, female protagonist, murder investigation, supernatural, computer genius, memory, scientist, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: psychological, mind bending, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, hospital, mystery, murder, nightmare, memory, uncover truth, mind game, paranoia, time loop, dishonesty, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2000, year 2002
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The Forgotten (2004)
Genre: Drama, 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: mind bending, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: memory loss, missing child, abduction, mind game, loss of son, memory, estrangement, psychiatrist, conspiracy, life is a bitch, delusion, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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, cerebral, twist ending ...
Plot: parallel world, mind control, alternate reality, virtual reality, subconscious, life philosophy, teamwork, fictional reality, manipulations, fantasy world, haunted by the past, existentialism ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: japan, los angeles, paris france, new york, tokyo ...
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The Giver (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, futuristic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, future dystopia, society, utopia, youth, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, rebelliousness, destiny, danger, human nature, fighting the system ...
Time: future
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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: melancholic, surreal, mind bending, psychological, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: surrealism, introspection, existentialism, love, couple relations, couples, memory loss, love and romance, power of love, disorder, deja vu, borderline personality disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Criminal (2016)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Bill Pope is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous ex-convict ...
Style: suspense, exciting, disturbing, intense, rough ...
Plot: cia agent, memory, brutality, prisoner, terrorism, mission, undercover, manhunt, convict, cia, espionage, surveillance ...
Time: 2010s
Place: london, west virginia, delaware, big ben london, russia
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Vampire Knight (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Cross Academy is an elite boarding school with two separate, isolated classes: the Day Class and the Night Class. On the surface, Yuuki Cross and Zero Kiryuu are prefects of the academy, and attempt to keep order between the students as classes ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, rivalry, forbidden love, supernatural, love, school, deadly, memory loss, imaginary, supernatural power, memory, friendship ...
Place: japan, asia
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The Dressmaker (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1950s Australia, beautiful, talented dressmaker Tilly returns to her tiny hometown to right wrongs from her past. As she tries to reconcile with her mother, she starts to fall in love while transforming the fashion of the town.
Style: romantic, enigmatic, melancholic, colourful, baroque ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dressmaker, women, fashion, seamstress, mother daughter relationship, accidental death, memory, exile, accused of murder, betrayal, small town, murder mystery ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, year 1951
Place: australia, spain, paris france, new york, london ...
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The Brown Bunny (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bud Clay races motorcycles in the 250cc Formula II class of road racing. After a race in New Hampshire, he has five days to get to his next race in California. During his road trip, he is haunted by memories of the last time he saw Daisy, his true ...
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, road movie, avant garde ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, haunted by the past, motorcycle race, motorcycle, memory, strong sexual content, prostitute, driving, redemption, couples, lovers apart, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, new hampshire, los angeles, usa, st. louis missouri ...
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Unforgettable (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Ray Liotta stars as a medical examiner who has been acquitted for his wife's murder but many still question his innocence. Obsessed with finding his wife's killer, a possible solution presents itself in an experimental serum designed by a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, memory, mystery, investigation, serial killer, experiment, race against time, crimes, uncover truth, false accusation, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, seattle washington
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Legion (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: David Haller, AKA Legion, is a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the ...
Style: psychological thriller, captivating, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: telepathy, supernatural power, superhuman, schizophrenia, telekinesis, memory, unreliable narrator, mutant, mental illness, mental institution, reality vs fantasy, superhero ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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Bloodshot (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After he and his wife are murdered, marine Ray Garrison is resurrected by a team of scientists. Enhanced with nanotechnology, he becomes a superhuman, biotech killing machine - Bloodshot. As Ray first trains with fellow super-soldiers, he cannot ...
Style: tense, psychotronic, exciting, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: nanotechnology, superhuman powers, regeneration, superhero, rescue, super strength, cyberpunk, supernatural power, back from the dead, violence, super soldier, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, near future, 2020s
Place: budapest hungary, hungary, london, budapest, italy ...
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The Sense of an Ending (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him re-think his current situation in life.
Style: psychological, enigmatic, captivating, disturbing
Plot: memory, revenge, jealousy, father daughter relationship, dream, pregnancy, letter, mysterious past, family relations, aging, danger, male masturbation ...
Time: 21st century
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Death in Love (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Death in Love is a psychosexual-thriller about a love affair between a Jewish woman and a doctor overseeing human experimentation at a Nazi German concentration camp, and the impact this has on her sons' lives in the 1990s.
Style: serious, psychological, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, memory, world war two, concentration camp, cruelty, parents and children, holocaust, haunted by the past, love affair, human nature, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 40s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: new york, germany, europe, usa
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Dollhouse (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting, tense ...
Plot: memory loss, life is a bitch, fbi, undercover, mysterious character, self discovery, uncover truth, human nature, memory, innocence lost, ethics, behavior control ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, california, usa, tucson arizona
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Wrecked (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man awakens in a car wreck at the bottom of a steep cliff. He can't remember who he is or how he got there, but a report over the radio fills in some of the blanks, as it describes a violent bank robbery and names a perpetrator who happens to ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, clever, captivating, tense ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: survival, alone, isolation, memory loss, memory, amnesia, murder, hallucination, forest, haunted by the past, introspection, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Extracted (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Thomas Jacobs invents a way to watch people's memories from the inside. Going against his morals, he accepts an offer to enter a heroin addict's memories to literally see if he committed a crime. However,a malfunction causes his ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, melancholic, thought provoking ...
Plot: time loop, memory, murder, disorder, danger, experiment gone awry, supernatural, inventions and discoveries, alternate reality, repeated event, scientist, mind control ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, talky, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, last wish, death, memory, family relations, partners, parents and children, self discovery, friends, male friendship, friendship between men, old love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
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Deeply (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On Ironbound Island, native Fiona McKay arrives from Europe with her teenage daughter Clair, hoping that the peace of the island will help the girl get over the death of her boyfriend. The girl finds comfort in the company of a visiting American ...
Style: fairy tale, serious, sentimental, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: curse, island, memory, hopes, starting over, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, romance, mystery, loner, funeral, writers ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia, berlin germany
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