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 suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, thought provoking, psychological and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with memory, flashback, storytelling, death, destiny, mentor, dialogue, secrets, murder and chase plots mostly in Thriller, Sci-Fi and Drama genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
memory movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as memory: Inside Out (2015), Source Code (2011), Memento (2000), The Butterfly Effect (2004), Inception (2010), Dark City (1998), Coco (2017), The Giver (2014), The Forgotten (2004), Shutter Island (2010).

List of memory movies

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, surreal, mind bending, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: love, memory, surrealism, memory loss, amnesia, introspection, couple relations, existentialism, borderline personality disorder, loneliness, love story, love and romance ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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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, touching, colourful, motivational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, chick flick ...
Plot: disney, memory, family, joy, childhood, life philosophy, creativity, anger, subconscious, happy ending, imaginary friend, disgust ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, contemporary
Place: san francisco, minnesota, california, usa
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Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables ...
Style: surprise ending, mind bending, suspense, captivating, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, train, changing the past or future, destiny, save the day, alternate reality, bomb, parallel universe, memory, race against time, courage ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois, afghanistan
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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, twist ending, surprise ending, neo noir, confusing ...
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, mystery, murder, revenge, memory, paranoia, vengeance, uncover truth, haunted by the past, psychology, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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, suspense, dramatic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, life philosophy, butterfly effect, memory, child abuse, supernatural ability, alternate reality, memory loss, love, psychology ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: 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, surreal, twist ending, cerebral ...
Plot: alternate reality, subconscious, virtual reality, mind control, existentialism, parallel world, teamwork, fictional reality, dream, memory, philosophy, sleeping ...
Time: future, 2010s, near future
Place: paris france, japan, los angeles, tokyo, africa ...
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Dark City (1998)
Genre: Fantasy, 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: mind bending, gothic, neo noir, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: distopia, investigation, cyberpunk, memory, alien race, memory loss, future dystopia, alternate reality, evil alien, alien, amnesia, mind control ...
Time: 1940s, future
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Coco (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music, Mystery
Country: USA
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: feel good, touching, sincere, atmospheric, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, chick flick, preschoolers
Plot: disney, day of the dead, afterlife, life & death, life after death, childhood, family, boy, death, memory, musician, child protagonist ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: mexico
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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, futuristic, philosophical, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: distopia, future dystopia, youth, society, utopia, memory, destiny, community, life is a bitch, rebelliousness, fighting the system, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: future, 2040s
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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: psychological, mind bending, twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: memory loss, missing child, conspiracy, memory, abduction, psychiatrist, paranoia, mind game, delusion, alien, loss of son, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, investigation, mystery, insanity, psychiatrist, paranoia, mental institution, psychology, losing-it hero, uncover truth, disorder, isolation ...
Time: 50s, year 1954, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: boston
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Reminiscence (2021)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Nicolas Bannister, a rugged and solitary veteran living in a near-future Miami flooded by rising seas, is an expert in a dangerous occupation: he offers clients the chance to relive any memory they desire. His life changes when he meets a mysterious ...
Style: neo noir, thought provoking, psychological, philosophical, suspense ...
Plot: memory, flood, love, riot, femme fatale, future dystopia, environmental issue, female singer, veteran, piano, inheritance, nightclub ...
Time: near future, future
Place: miami, new orleans
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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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: assassin, adventure, secret society, time travel, brotherhood, chase, memory, parkour, secret identity, destiny, murder, sent to the past ...
Time: 15th century, year 1986, 2010s, year 2016, 80s ...
Place: spain, london, texas, madrid
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Blindspot (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, 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, intellectual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fbi, puzzle, memory loss, investigation, strong female character, terrorist, killings, tattoo, amnesia, secret organization, fbi agent, martial arts ...
Place: new york
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Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, 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, philosophical, psychological, enigmatic, twist ending ...
Plot: alien, first contact, alien contact, linguist, scientist, ufo, alien race, alien creature, spacecraft, extraterrestrial, science, time ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: montana, china, russia, venezuela, massachusetts ...
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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: meditative, suspenseful, intense, philosophical, psychological ...
Plot: virtual reality, memory, cyberpunk, imagination, conspiracy, transformation, experiment gone awry, uncover truth, future dystopia, mad scientist, rebellion, technology ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: england, europe, london, san francisco, rio de janeiro ...
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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, shoujo, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: vampire, supernatural, rivalry, school, love, forbidden love, memory loss, memory, supernatural power, friendship, night, interracial relations ...
Place: japan, asia
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The Dressmaker (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western
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: enigmatic, romantic, melancholic, colourful, satirical ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fashion, women, dressmaker, seamstress, mother daughter relationship, bullying, memory, accidental death, small town, illegitimate daughter, false accusation of murder, femme fatale ...
Time: year 1951, 50s
Place: australia, england, london, france, melbourne australia ...
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Frequency (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a rare phenomenon gives police officer John Sullivan the chance to speak to his father, 30 years in the past, he takes the opportunity to prevent his dad's tragic death. After his actions inadvertently give rise to a series of brutal ...
Style: psychological, suspense, serious, suspenseful, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, radio, investigation, murder, rescue, altering history, father son relationship, serial killer, sent to the past, police detective, parallel universe ...
Time: future, year 1969, year 1999, 21st century, 90s ...
Place: new york, usa
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Oblivion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is ...
Style: futuristic, mind bending, visually appealing, cerebral, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, future dystopia, alien invasion, survival, dystopic future, disorder, space travel, outer space, resistance, adventure, mysterious character ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, pentagon, washington d.c.
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Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
Genre: Drama, 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, twist ending, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, mystery, obsession, psychiatrist, uncover truth, psychology, domestic violence, life turned upside down, woman in danger, investigation, memory ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, year 1999, year 2013 ...
Place: england, london
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The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
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, suspenseful, intense, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, conspiracy, cia, spy, secret agents, fighting the system, manhunt, secret service, escapades, corruption, memory, dark past ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: langley virginia, london, moscow russia, paris france, europe ...
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ARQ (2016)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two old friends living in a dystopic future become trapped in a mysterious time loop — one that may have something to do with an ongoing battle between an omnipotent corporation and a ragtag band of rebels.
Style: twist ending, enigmatic, tense, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time loop, time travel, parallel universe, post apocalypse, memory, technology, time, survival, existentialism, creativity, life & death, catastrophe ...
Time: future
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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, captivating, clever, sad ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: survival, memory, amnesia, alone, hallucination, memory loss, isolation, murder, lost in the woods, forest, haunted by the past, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, intense, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cia, cia agent, prisoner, memory, violence, spy, convict, espionage, female agent, prison, death, brutality ...
Time: 2010s
Place: london, russia, big ben london, delaware, west virginia
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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, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, memory, murder, police investigation, mystery, crimes, investigation, vengeance, justice, conspiracy theory, experiment, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle
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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, rough, heartbreaking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pedophile, first sexual experience, child rape, forced sex, sexual abuse, loss of virginity, mother daughter relationship, investigation, teenage girl, memory, manipulation, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 70s
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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, female protagonist, secret government organization, supernatural, special agents, computer genius, uncover truth, memory, law enforcement, scientist, secret mission, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...
Style: twist ending, scary, surreal, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: hallucination, paranoia, nightmare, delusion, dealing with death, haunted by the past, mind game, conspiracy, mental illness, memory, soldier, heaven and hell ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa, brooklyn new york city
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Total Recall (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
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, mind bending, suspense, ambiguous ending, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, mars, secret agents, future dystopia, space colony, memory loss, false memory, outer space, conspiracy, distopia, implanted memory, chase ...
Time: future, 80s, 90s, 21st century
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