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 serious, cerebral, enigmatic, interesting, intense and suspense films and TV shows about / with memory, storytelling, flashback, destiny, mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, death, life philosophy and first contact plots mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as memory: The Giver (2014), The Forgotten (2004), Brainstorm (1983), Flatliners (1990), Rabbit Hole (2010), Inside Out (2015), Legion (2017), The Butterfly Effect (2004), Inception (2010), Shutter Island (2010).

List of memory movies

 6.5
 102K
The Giver (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: South Africa, Canada, USA
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, atmospheric, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: society, future dystopia, rebelliousness, destiny, teaching the ways of the world, utopia, life is a bitch, human nature, chases and races, memory, youth, danger ...
Time: future
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 5.8
 61K
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, twists and turns, mind bending, enigmatic ...
Plot: missing child, memory loss, mind game, memory, estrangement, psychiatrist, grief, delusion, life is a bitch, mystery, loss of son, medication ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.5
 10K
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, surprise ending, futuristic ...
Plot: memory, virtual reality, drugs/alcohol, experiment gone awry, future dystopia, fighting the system, rebellion, disorder, life is a bitch, mad scientist, uncover truth, death ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: england, europe, london, north carolina
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 6.6
 72K
Flatliners (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Five medical students want to find out if there is life after death. They plan to stop one of their hearts for a few seconds, thus simulating death, and then bring the person back to life. A science fiction thriller from the early 1990's with a ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: afterlife, experiment gone awry, memory, medical student, suicide, supernatural, nightmare, deadly, supernatural ability, obsession, hallucinations, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, future
Place: medical school, campus, chicago illinois
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 7.0
 44K
Rabbit Hole (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, depressing, sad ...
Plot: loss of child, marriage, family problems, death in the family, crumbling marriage, estrangement, grief, memory, therapy, loss of son, support group, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
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 8.2
 511K
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: emotional, touching, inspirational, colourful, motivational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, life philosophy, coming of age, imaginary friend, dream, memory, childhood, friendship, joy, sadness, anger, creativity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, minnesota
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 8.4
 69K
Legion (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: tense, suspense, exciting, captivating, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: superhero, mutant, supernatural power, reality vs fantasy, telekinesis, memory, unreliable narrator, mental illness, mental institution, psychological thriller, schizophrenia, telepathy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Genre: 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, suspenseful, suspense, philosophical ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, diary, twists & turns, family relations, parents and children, life philosophy, child abuse, road not taken, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, dungeon
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 8.8
 1.7M
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, suspenseful, clever, serious ...
Plot: parallel world, manipulations, haunted by the past, teamwork, perfect crime, redemption, mind control, hi-tech, imagination, virtual reality, subconscious, dreams ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: los angeles, paris france, sydney australia, japan
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 8.1
 953K
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, serious, suspenseful, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, investigation, mental institution, insanity, losing-it hero, uncover truth, paranoia, doctors and patients, island, plot twist, delusion, psychiatrist ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1954, 1940s ...
Place: boston
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 8.0
 527K
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, bleak, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, plague, social misfits, changing the past or future, save the world, apocalypse, future dystopia, insanity, paranoia, mystery, postmodernism, time loop ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
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 7.1
 44K
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, melancholic, colourful, enigmatic, baroque ...
Plot: dressmaker, mother daughter relationship, fashion, accused of murder, exile, revenge, betrayal, bullying, memory, name calling, accidental death, women ...
Time: 1950s
Place: australia, england
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 7.5
 436K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: suspenseful, surprise ending, captivating, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, destiny, bomb, save the day, suspicion, nuclear threat, imaginary, train, danger, race against time, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois, afghanistan
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 7.2
 109K
Highlander (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: He fought his first battle on the Scottish Highlands in 1536. He will fight his greatest battle on the streets of New York City in 1986. His name is Connor MacLeod. He is immortal.
Style: suspenseful, sincere, suspense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: immortality, cult, sword fight, good versus evil, master warrior, lone wolves, supernatural, mythology, magic, dark hero, memory, mentor ...
Time: 16th century, 80s, 20th century, 1500s, 1940s
Place: scotland, new york, europe, usa, scottish highlands ...
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 8.4
 242K
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: atmospheric, touching, fairy tale, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: afterlife, musician, singer, guitar, life after death, fantasy world, music, skeleton, child, disney, life & death, family ...
Place: mexico
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Southland Tales (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, surreal, enigmatic, futuristic ...
Plot: end of the world, surrealism, prophecy, split personality, apocalypse, chaos, smuggling, terrorist, future dystopia, dishonesty, postmodernism, alternate reality ...
Time: future, year 2008, near future, year 2005, 2000s
Place: california, nevada, north korea, middle east, afghanistan ...
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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, surprise ending ...
Plot: destiny, time travel, dealing with death, starting over, psychic, memory loss, foreknowledge, race against time, small town, death, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa
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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, captivating, mind bending, clever, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: introspection, love and romance, couple relations, power of love, mind control, memory loss, couples, love story, love, brainwashing, dreams, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, mcdonald's restaurant
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Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human saved from a terrible crash, then cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.
Style: suspense, futuristic, philosophical, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: cyberpunk, hacker, female protagonist, terrorism, investigation, network, evolution, philosophy, technology, robot, memory, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan, tokyo
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 7.4
 99K
I Origins (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab ...
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, thought provoking, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: reincarnation, inventions and discoveries, afterlife, death, religion, memory, science, atheism, loneliness, track down, buddhism, elevator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, year 2009, year 2012 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
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 7.7
 173K
Dark City (1998)
Genre: 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: gothic, mind bending, atmospheric, tech noir, stylized ...
Plot: evil alien, investigation, memory, future dystopia, chase, alien race, experiment, beach, paranoia, cyberpunk, serial killer, duel ...
Time: future, 1940s
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 5.9
 103K
The Host (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: evil alien, love and romance, vestiges of humanity, teenage love, power of love, true love, invasion, apocalypse, alien invasion, romance, self sacrifice, mind control ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
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 7.9
 478K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, futuristic, suspense, enigmatic, philosophical ...
Plot: alien, first contact, spacecraft, loss, alien invasion, destiny, flash forward, language barrier, death of daughter, memory, time loop, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 2010s, future
Place: montana, china, venezuela, russia, sudan ...
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 7.7
 8K
After Life (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity.
Style: surreal, touching, serious, stylized, sentimental ...
Plot: afterlife, memory, eternity, heaven, old man, bell, teenage girl, airplane, cloud, disneyland, destiny, human nature ...
Time: 20th century
Place: kindergarten, tokyo, japan
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 6.3
 49K
Criminal (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, surprise ending, entertaining, melancholic, exciting ...
Plot: cia, convict, memory, implant, espionage, surveillance, spy, chase, car chase, brutality, death, redemption ...
Time: 2010s
Place: delaware, big ben london, west virginia, london, russia
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 8.1
 168K
Lion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, suspense, motivational ...
Plot: adoption, missing child, childhood, poverty, courage, train, survival, loneliness, destiny, little boy, memory, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 2010s, year 1986
Place: india, australia, melbourne
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 6.9
 57K
Mr. Holmes (2015)
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, realistic, tense, melancholic ...
Plot: private detective, memory, memory loss, sherlock holmes, allergy, mystery, aging, haunted by the past, village, crime, who done it, elderly ...
Time: 1910s, year 1947, 1940s
Place: england, europe, asia, japan, london
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 6.1
 98K
Push (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his father, an assassin, is brutally murdered, Nick Gant vows revenge on Division, the covert government agency that dabbles in psychic warfare and experimental drugs. Hiding in Hong Kong's underworld, Nick assembles a band of rogue ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, serious, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, chase, escapades, imaginary, supernatural, manipulation, on the run, danger, rivalry, child in peril, memory, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, year 1945
Place: hong kong, asia
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Falling in Love Again (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Harry and Sue Lewis met in the 40s as teenagers living in the Bronx. He was an aspiring architect, she was the most beautiful girl in school, and both had a fondness for bran muffins. They fell in love, got married, moved to Los Angeles, and had two ...
Style: psychological, serious, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: reunion, love, memory, high school reunion, midlife crisis, romance, introspection, couple relations, infidelity, road not taken, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, argentina
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Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Middle-aged Giulietta grows suspicious of her husband, Giorgio, when his behavior grows increasingly questionable. One night when Giorgio initiates a seance amongst his friends, Giulietta gets in touch with spirits and learns more about herself and ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, semi serious, psychological ...
Plot: memory, infidelity, psychic, crumbling marriage, introspection, middle aged woman, couple relations, dull life, midlife crisis, romance, seance, unfulfillment ...
Place: italy
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