Amnesia movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant amnesia movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, interesting, realistic, intense, clever and serious films and TV shows about / with amnesia, memory loss, memory, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, destiny, twists & turns and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as amnesia: Before I Go to Sleep (2014), Memento (2000), The Vow (2012), The Bourne Identity (2002), Mulholland Drive (2001), Overboard (2018), 50 First Dates (2004), The Jacket (2005), Finding Dory (2016), The Girl on the Train (2016).

List of amnesia movies

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, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, uncover truth, mystery, obsession, life turned upside down, woman in danger, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, power relations, domestic violence, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007, 1990s, 2000s ...
Place: england, london
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 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, surprise ending ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, amnesia, mystery, vengeance, revenge, haunted by the past, murder, investigation, paranoia, flashback, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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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, love and romance, marriage, romance, amnesia, hopes, couple relations, newlyweds, couples, destiny, wooing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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The Bourne Identity (2002)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wounded to the brink of death and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne is rescued at sea by a fisherman. With nothing to go on but a Swiss bank account number, he starts to reconstruct his life, but finds that many people he encounters want him ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, tough heroes, escape, amnesia, assassin, uncover truth, car chase, haunted by the past, spy, cia, foot chase, government agency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, barcelona spain, hamburg germany, langley virginia, europe ...
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Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: mind bending, psychological, twists and turns, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lesbian, uncover truth, hollywood, showbiz, mystery, amnesia, hallucination, postmodernism, surrealism, mysterious character, dreams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 5.9
 22K
Overboard (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee. A remake of the 1987 comedy.
Style: feel good, sweet, humorous, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: amnesia, revenge, rich, memory loss, adaptation, social differences, couples, marriage, husband wife relationship, love, deception, dishonesty ...
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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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 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: romantic, sentimental, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: memory loss, wooing, romance, love and romance, selflessness, deja vu, nothing goes right, hopes, amnesia, power of love, love, dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, alaska
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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, enigmatic, surreal, tricky, futuristic ...
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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 7.3
 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: fish, underwater, memory loss, adventure, friendship, family, ocean, amnesia, octopus, self doubt, reunion, teamwork ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, 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: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, tricky, twist ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police investigation, depression, memory loss, train, investigation, obsession, mental illness, false accusation, extramarital affair, psychiatrist, infidelity, psychology ...
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, tattoo, crime, killings, attack, martial arts, puzzle, gang, terrorist, amnesia ...
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The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a CIA operation to purchase classified Russian documents is blown by a rival agent, who then shows up in the sleepy seaside village where Bourne and Marie have been living. The pair run for their lives and Bourne, who promised retaliation ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, stylized, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, manhunt, cia, tough heroes, fighting the system, spy, sniper, amnesia, espionage, assassin, car chase, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, russia, germany, italy, usa ...
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 6.9
 102K
Trance (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A violent gang enlists the help of a hypnotherapist in an attempt to locate a painting which somehow vanished in the middle of a heist.
Style: psychological, clever, serious, stylized, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hypnosis, heist, manipulations, amnesia, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, disorder, memory loss, neo noir, gang, hypnotism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london
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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, comedy of errors, stupidity, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, california
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 7.0
 24K
Dead Again (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1949 composer Roman Strauss is executed for the vicious murder of his wife Margaret with a pair of scissors. In 1990s Los Angeles a mute amnesiac woman shows up at an orphanage and private eye Mike Church is called in to investigate. Under ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: hypnosis, amnesia, murder, neo noir, private detective, nightmare, mystery, investigation, reincarnation, romance, dealer, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 90s, 1990s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, usa
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The Bourne Identity (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: An unconscious man is washed ashore on the beach of a small French village during a heavy storm. A retired doctor takes care of the unconscious stranger. When the mysterious man recovers, he can't remember a thing...he does not know his name, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: amnesia, espionage, on the run, identity, adventure, bank, government agency, terrorism, secret agents, ambush, hitman, mission of murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: zurich switzerland, paris france, france
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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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, memory loss, amnesia, murder, factory, police, survival, infidelity, confined, mystery, loss of daughter ...
Time: contemporary
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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, serious, sincere, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: amnesia, rehabilitation, memory loss, maid, redemption, disability, starting over, childhood memory, firearm, hopes, family relations, self discovery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Man Without a Past (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, Germany, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki and gets beaten up so severely he develops amnesia. Unable to remember his name or anything from his past life, he cannot get a job ...
Style: clever, bleak, twists and turns, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: amnesia, poverty, generosity, presumed dead, memory loss, divorce, interrogation, robbery, starting over, human nature, friendship, trailer park ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, finland, helsinki finland, estonia, north korea
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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, suspense, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: private detective, infidelity, investigation, memory loss, amnesia, hospital, car accident, plastic surgery, murder, mystery, neo-noir, coma ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oregon
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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, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: love and romance, memory loss, parents and children, amnesia, yacht, betrayal, goofy hero, mischievous children, romance, family, family life, verbal byplay ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon
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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, amnesia, chase, female killer, rogue agent, timebomb, female protagonist, teacher, escape, single mother, hostage, secret service ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, pennsylvania, new jersey
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Code Name: The Cleaner (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Cedric the Entertainer plays Jake, a seemingly regular guy who has no idea who he is after being hit over the head by mysterious assailants. When he finds himself entangled in a government conspiracy, Jake and his pursuers become convinced that he ...
Style: humorous, satirical, funny, absurd, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, goofy hero, secret agents, working undercover, master criminal, government agency, race against time, save the day, spy, spy spoof, violence, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 5.2
 6K
Revolt (2017)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, War
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of humankind's last stand against a cataclysmic alien invasion. Set in the war-ravaged African countryside, a U.S. soldier and a French foreign aid worker team up to survive the alien onslaught. Their bond will be tested as they ...
Style: psychotronic, apocalyptic, suspenseful, absurd
Plot: alien invasion, murder, desert, resistance, alien, post apocalypse, amnesia, survival, gun shooting, female doctor, post apocalyptic
Place: africa, kenya
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 7.3
 71K
Angel Heart (1987)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The down-and-out private detective Harry Angel is ordered, by a mysterious man named Louis Cyphre, to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spar with himself as Harry Angel goes on a supernatural ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: incest, voodoo, private detective, investigation, amnesia, blood, devil, neo noir, murder, fan, demon, church ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: new orleans, new york, usa, southern usa, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.4
 65K
Upside Down (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In an alternate universe where twinned worlds have opposite gravities, a young man battles interplanetary prejudice and the laws of physics in his quest to reunite with the long-lost girl of his dreams in this visually stunning romantic adventure ...
Style: surreal, romantic, breathtaking, emotional, artsy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, parallel world, true love, gravity, romance, chase, class differences, lovers apart, corporate world, inventions and discoveries, amnesia, riding a bicycle ...
Time: future
Place: latin america
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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, losing-it hero, love and romance, polish, estrangement, road not taken, social relations, surgeon, witch doctor ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: poland
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 8.1
 23K
Quantum Leap (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished... He woke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own and driven by an unknown ...
Style: exciting, stylized, witty, touching, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, fish out of water, adventure, hologram, experiment gone awry, partners, sent to the past, impersonating, hidden identity, odd couple, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
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Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Just when you thought it was safe to sleep, Freddy Krueger returns in this sixth installment of the Nightmare on Elm Street films, as psychologist Maggie Burroughs, tormented by recurring nightmares, meets a patient with the same horrific dreams. ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, youth, memory loss, amnesia, nightmare, dream, serial killer, disfigurement, killer, supernatural, good versus evil, human monster ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, midwest, ohio
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