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Memento (2000)
Mystery, Thriller

Memento (2000)

Memento chronicles two separate stories of Leonard, an ex-insurance investigator who can no longer build new memories, as he attempts to find the murderer of his wife, which is the last thing he remembers. One story line moves forward in time while the other tells the story backwards revealing more each time. (Read More)

Themes:memory, amnesia, vengeance, paranoia, deception, money, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:campfire, motel, wheelchair, bar
Characters:bible, prostitute, doctor
Period:2000s
Story:short term memory, insurance investigator, short term memory loss, memory loss, insurance, insulin overdose, memento, insurance agent, internal monologue, anterograde amnesia, fake identity, assumed identity, vigilante justice, advice from bartender, gideon bible, female bartender, undercover cop, mistaken identity, memory games, lost memory

Blood Father (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:paranoia, deception, money, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:motel, bar
Story:tattoo artist, cocaine snorting, trailer park, body in a trunk, note, dark hero, stealing a car, desperation, looking at oneself in a mirror, manipulation, scar, knocked out, pay phone, beaten to death, bartender, home invasion, double cross, disarming someone, anti hero, diner

Before I Go To Sleep (2014)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Before I Go To Sleep (2014)

Forty-year-old Christine Lucas wakes up in bed with a man she does not know, in an unfamiliar house. The man explains that he is her husband, Ben, and that she suffered brain damage from a car accident ten years earlier. Christine wakes up every morning with no memory of her life from her early twenties onwards. Christine receives treatment from Dr. Nasch, a neurologist at a local hospital who provides her a camera to record her thoughts and progress each day, and calls her every morning to remind her to watch the video in the camera. Soon, she starts to discover the truth around her. (Read More)

Themes:memory, amnesia, paranoia, deception
Mood:suspense
Characters:doctor
Period:2000s
Story:brain damage, anterograde amnesia, fake identity, assumed identity, short term memory loss, short term memory, lost memory, loss of memory, memory loss, car accident, flashback within a flashback, amnesiac, hidden truth, red herring, repeated line, psychological thriller, note, reverse footage, looking at oneself in a mirror, hypodermic needle

Self/less (2015)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Self/less (2015)

An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

Themes:paranoia, deception, money, revenge
Locations:motel, wheelchair, bar
Characters:doctor
Story:false memory, pistol whip, reference to albert einstein, italian american, stealing a car, reverse footage, looking at oneself in a mirror, heavy rain, identity, scar, knocked out, widower, home invasion, double cross, disarming someone, anti hero, diner, ambush, revolver, car crash

Harry Brown (2009) is one of the best movies like Memento (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harry Brown (2009)

In England, retired Royal Marine Harry Brown spends his lonely life between the hospital, where his beloved wife Kath is terminally ill, and playing chess with his only friend Leonard Attwell in the Barge pub owned by Sid Rourke. After the death of Kath, Len tells his grieving friend that the local gang is harassing him and he is carrying an old bayonet for self-defense; the widower suggests him to go to the police. When Len is beaten, then stabbed to death in an underground passage, Inspector Alice Frampton and her partner Sergeant Terry Hicock are sent to investigate. They pay Harry a visit but don't have good news; the police have not found any other evidence, other than the bayonet, in order to arrest the hoodlums. This mean that should the case go to trial the gang would claim self-defense. Harry Brown sees that justice will not be granted and decides to take matters into his own hands. (Read More)

Themes:deception, revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:prostitute, doctor
Period:2000s
Story:vigilante justice, pistol whip, attempted robbery, cocaine snorting, bag over head, vigilantism, stealing a car, drug overdose, hypodermic needle, heavy rain, vigilante, injection, knocked out, widower, death of wife, beaten to death, bartender, double cross, disarming someone, anti hero

Criminal (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) 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 convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal. This is why Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like Memento (2000). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, memory, deception, money, revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:doctor
Story:mistaken identity, pistol whip, repeated line, stealing a car, looking at oneself in a mirror, electronic music score, hypodermic needle, obscene finger gesture, injection, scar, knocked out, undercover, beaten to death, home invasion, double cross, disarming someone, anti hero, nonlinear timeline, strangulation, bound and gagged

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:paranoia, deception
Mood:suspense
Locations:wheelchair, bar
Characters:prostitute, doctor
Story:vigilante justice, attempted robbery, vigilantism, tragic hero, dark hero, desperation, loss of wife, heavy rain, vigilante, manipulation, knocked out, death of wife, beaten to death, home invasion, double cross, anti hero, nonlinear timeline, ambush, revolver, car crash

Brick Mansions (2014)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:deception, revenge
Story:undercover cop, pistol whip, body in a trunk, stealing a car, knocked out, undercover, beaten to death, home invasion, disarming someone, anti hero, false accusation, diner, drug dealer, ambush, revolver, car crash, brawl, tough guy, slow motion scene, shot in the head

The Way Of The Gun (2000) is one of the best movies like Memento (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one.

Themes:paranoia, deception, money, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:motel, bar
Characters:prostitute, doctor
Period:2000s
Story:pistol whip, stealing a car, hypodermic needle, injection, scar, pay phone, double cross, disarming someone, anti hero, diner, ambush, f word, revolver, car crash, brawl, tough guy, fistfight, neo noir, corpse, beating

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, deception, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Story:pistol whip, breaking a bottle over someone's head, stealing a car, electronic music score, heavy rain, long take, scar, manipulation, knocked out, undercover, pay phone, beaten to death, flash forward, bartender, femme fatale, home invasion, double cross, disarming someone, nonlinear timeline, strangulation

Morgan (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Themes:paranoia, deception, revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:doctor
Story:pistol whip, stealing a car, looking at oneself in a mirror, electronic music score, hypodermic needle, injection, knocked out, beaten to death, double cross, disarming someone, diner, strangulation, ambush, f word, brawl, investigation, shot in the head, car accident, fistfight, corpse

Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Themes:vengeance, paranoia, money, revenge
Story:pistol whip, attempted robbery, carjacking, black and white scene, stealing a car, drug overdose, slow motion, heavy rain, long take, beaten to death, flash forward, anti hero, drug dealer, california, f word, revolver, brawl, slow motion scene, shot in the head, fistfight

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) is one of the best movies like Memento (2000)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

After accomplishing the assignment of dismantling a human trafficking organization, the former military and drifter Jack Reacher goes to Washington to invite his liaison, Major Susan Turner, to have dinner with him. However, he meets her substitute, Colonel Sam Morgan, who explains that Major Turner has been arrested and accused of espionage. Jack seeks out her veteran lawyer, Colonel Bob Moorcroft, who explains that Major Turner has also been accused of the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Further, he also tells Jack he is being sued, accused by a woman of being the father of her fifteen year-old daughter, Samantha. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. He sees that Turner and he have been framed and also that Turner will be killed by two assassins. However, he rescues her and they flee. Soon, they realize that there is a conspiracy involving military people from the army and a government contractor that is a powerful arms dealer. Jack also learns that Samantha is in danger and Turner and he rescue her. They decide to protect her since a skilled assassin is hunting them down while they try to find the motive of the conspiracy. Who can be trusted? (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, deception, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:motel, wheelchair
Characters:prostitute
Story:driving licence, vigilantism, stealing a car, reverse footage, desperation, looking at oneself in a mirror, heavy rain, freeze frame, obscene finger gesture, vigilante, scar, knocked out, undercover, pay phone, beaten to death, home invasion, double cross, disarming someone, anti hero, false accusation

American Assassin (2017)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East. (Read More)

Themes:deception, money, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:doctor
Story:vigilante justice, pistol whip, carjacking, electric shock, body in a trunk, bag over head, vigilantism, tragic hero, dark hero, stealing a car, reverse footage, long take, scar, knocked out, undercover, beaten to death, bartender, femme fatale, double cross, disarming someone

Hardcore Henry (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... (Read More)

Themes:amnesia, memory, deception, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:wheelchair, bar
Characters:prostitute, doctor
Story:loss of memory, memory loss, pistol whip, amnesiac, breaking a bottle over someone's head, cocaine snorting, stealing a car, electronic music score, identity, obscene finger gesture, long take, manipulation, knocked out, beaten to death, femme fatale, home invasion, double cross, disarming someone, anti hero, strangulation

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:paranoia, deception, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Story:repeated line, tragic hero, dark hero, stealing a car, looking at oneself in a mirror, heavy rain, obscene finger gesture, long take, manipulation, widower, double cross, disarming someone, anti hero, strangulation, ambush, f word, car crash, brawl, tough guy, slow motion scene

Don't Say A Word (2001) is one of the best movies like Memento (2000)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, deception, money, revenge
Mood:suspense
Period:2000s
Story:red herring, schizophrenic, italian american, haunted by the past, mental institution, desperation, hypodermic needle, heavy rain, injection, scar, manipulation, knocked out, flash forward, home invasion, double cross, ambush, f word, telephone, revolver, brawl

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

Marv is unconscious on a highway surrounded by corpses. When he awakes, he has amnesia and tries to recall his last steps from the Kadie's saloon on the Saturday night. He recalls that he found four playboys burning a homeless man alive and defended the poor man. Marv hunts them down and kills the group. The cocky gambler Johnny hits jackpot in slot machines in the Kadie's saloon and invites the waitress Marcie to go with him to play poker game against the powerful Senator Roark. He wins the game and suffers the consequence of his arrogance. The private detective Dwight McCarthy is contacted by his former lover Ava Lord that asks to meet him at the Kadie's saloon. Ava asks him for forgiveness for leaving him to marry the wealthy Damian Lord. However her strong chauffeur Manute takes her home. Dwight snoops around Ava's house but is found and beaten by Manute and the bodyguards. When he returns home, Ava is waiting for him naked in the bed and seduces him again. Then she tells that Damian and Manute torture her and soon she will be killed. Once again Manute takes Ava with him and hits Dwight that invites Marv to help him to rescue Ava. Damian denies the accusation but Dwight beats him to death while Marv tear Manute's eye out. But soon Dwight finds that he was lured by Ava that shoots him. Marv rescues Dwight and takes him to the Old Town where Dwight finds his former lover Gail that helps him to recover while Dwight plots revenge against Ava. (Read More)

Themes:amnesia, vengeance, deception, money, revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:prostitute, doctor
Story:memory loss, pistol whip, body in a trunk, stealing a car, haunted by the past, desperation, looking at oneself in a mirror, heavy rain, manipulation, scar, knocked out, beaten to death, bartender, femme fatale, home invasion, double cross, anti hero, nonlinear timeline, diner, strangulation

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)

Jackie Chan, a top secret militant soldier, crashes into the South African jungle after his mission of kidnapping three scientists (who were experimenting with a powerful mineral) has gone awry. Waking up in a village of local natives, Chan has no memory of who he is, thus being addressed as "Who Am I". His journey with aid from two female sidekicks to find out his identity leads him all the way to Rotterdam where he coincidentally discovers the location of the organization that kidnapped the three scientists. With no memory, Chan is thirsty for answers by any means necessary. (Read More)

Themes:amnesia, paranoia, memory, deception
Mood:suspense
Characters:doctor
Story:lost memory, loss of memory, memory loss, amnesiac, bag over head, black and white scene, electronic music score, identity, knocked out, undercover, pay phone, beaten to death, double cross, disarming someone, ambush, car crash, brawl, tough guy, slow motion scene, car accident

In The Mouth Of Madness (1994)
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

In The Mouth Of Madness (1994)

With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all Hell is breaking loose...literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his evil creepy-crawlies to life. Insurance investigator John Trent is sent to investigate Cane's mysterious vanishing act and ends up in the sleepy little East Coast town of Hobb's End. The fact that this town exists as a figment of Cane's twisted imagination is only the beginning of Trent's problems. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, memory, deception
Mood:suspense
Locations:motel, bar
Characters:doctor
Story:insurance investigator, insurance agent, insurance, imagination, memory loss, book burning, mental institution, looking at oneself in a mirror, electronic music score, heavy rain, pay phone, beaten to death, anti hero, nonlinear timeline, diner, revolver, car crash, investigation, shot in the head, car accident

The Accountant (2016) is one of the best movies like Memento (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Accountant (2016)

Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. This is why The Accountant (2016) is one of the best movies like Memento (2000). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, deception, money, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Period:2000s
Story:insulin overdose, fake identity, pistol whip, murder suicide, insulin, diabetes, in medias res, tragic hero, dark hero, haunted by the past, reverse footage, drug overdose, loss of wife, identity, obscene finger gesture, manipulation, knocked out, widower, death of wife, beaten to death

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician.

Themes:deception, money, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Story:pistol whip, repeated line, stealing a car, reverse footage, desperation, heavy rain, scar, manipulation, knocked out, pay phone, bartender, double cross, disarming someone, anti hero, false accusation, ambush, f word, revolver, car crash, bare butt

Baby Driver (2017)
Action, Crime, Music, Thriller

Baby Driver (2017)

Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Deborah, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music? (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, deception, money, revenge
Locations:wheelchair
Story:undercover cop, pistol whip, black and white segues into color, repeated line, crowbar, carjacking, body in a trunk, tragic hero, black and white scene, dark hero, stealing a car, haunted by the past, reverse footage, heavy rain, long take, manipulation, scar, knocked out, undercover, beaten to death

New Jack City (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. (Read More)

Themes:vengeance, paranoia, deception, money, revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:undercover cop, italian american, heavy rain, vigilante, manipulation, undercover, beaten to death, home invasion, double cross, disarming someone, anti hero, false accusation, drug dealer, strangulation, ambush, f word, telephone, revolver, lingerie, bare butt

Southland Tales (2006) is one of the best movies like Memento (2000)
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Southland Tales (2006)

Southland Tales is an ensemble piece 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 adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:amnesia, paranoia, memory, deception
Locations:bar
Characters:bible
Period:2000s
Story:fake identity, loss of memory, memory loss, tattoo parlor, amnesiac, electronic music score, hypodermic needle, heavy rain, identity, injection, long take, scar, manipulation, knocked out, undercover, flash forward, femme fatale, double cross, disarming someone, anti hero

The Salton Sea (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Salton Sea (2002)

After the murder of his beloved wife, Danny Parker is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey he befriends slacker Jimmy the Finn and becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons. Danny is antagonized by undercover narcotics agents and sadistic dealer Pooh-Bear. This is why The Salton Sea (2002) is one of the best movies like Memento (2000). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, deception, revenge
Locations:motel, bar
Story:flashback within a flashback, murder of wife, black and white scene, drug overdose, hypodermic needle, injection, undercover, death of wife, double cross, nonlinear timeline, drug dealer, california, car crash, slow motion scene, shot in the head, neo noir, corpse, beating, voice over narration, fire

The Transporter Refueled (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The Transporter Refueled (2015)

Frank Martin, played by newcomer Ed Skrein, a former special-ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life - or so he thinks - transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank's father (Ray Stevenson) pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme-fatale, Anna (Loan Chabanol), and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century. Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women out for revenge. From the producers of LUCY and the TAKEN trilogy, THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED is a fresh personification of the iconic role of Frank Martin, that launches the high-octane franchise into the present-day and introduces it to the next generation of thrill-seekers. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, deception, money, revenge
Locations:wheelchair, bar
Characters:prostitute, doctor
Story:pistol whip, attempted robbery, body in a trunk, black and white scene, stealing a car, drug overdose, looking at oneself in a mirror, manipulation, knocked out, beaten to death, flash forward, femme fatale, double cross, disarming someone, anti hero, false accusation, strangulation, ambush, car crash, brawl

Out Of The Furnace (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother becomes involved with one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. (Read More)

Themes:deception, money, revenge
Locations:bar
Period:2000s
Story:trailer park, looking at oneself in a mirror, hypodermic needle, obscene finger gesture, vigilante, injection, knocked out, beaten to death, bartender, double cross, anti hero, drug dealer, ambush, f word, telephone, revolver, car crash, brawl, tough guy, investigation

Seeking Justice (2011) is one of the best movies like Memento (2000)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Seeking Justice (2011)

In New Orleans, English teacher of the high school Rampart High, Will Gerard, and his wife, musician Laura Gerard, are in love with each other. One night, Laura leaves a rehearsal and is assaulted, while Will is playing chess with his friend Jimmy. Will is visiting her in hospital when, out of the blue, a stranger named Simon tells him that he belongs to an organization of vigilantes and offers to eliminate the assailant. In return, the organisation would want a favor from Will in the future. Will agrees, and the criminal is murdered. Six months later, Simon collects his debt with Will. He demands that Will kill Alan Marsh, a pedophile. Will accidentally kills Alan and soon he learns that the victim was an awarded journalist that was investigating the organization. Now he seeks evidences to prove his innocence but the network of the organization is powerful and is seeking Will out to eliminate him. (Read More)

Themes:vengeance, paranoia, deception, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:doctor
Story:fake identity, vigilante justice, vigilantism, vigilante, manipulation, pay phone, flash forward, home invasion, double cross, disarming someone, anti hero, revolver, car crash, brawl, slow motion scene, investigation, shot in the head, car accident, fistfight, neo noir

Odd Thomas (2013)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Odd Thomas (2013)

Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas ('Anton Yelchin' (qv)) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs - predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction - Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart Stormy ('Addison Timlin' (qv)) and the local sheriff ('Willem Dafoe' (qv)), Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, memory, deception, revenge
Locations:motel, wheelchair
Characters:prostitute, doctor
Story:body in a trunk, old dark house, stealing a car, slow motion, freeze frame, manipulation, knocked out, home invasion, double cross, disarming someone, darkness, false accusation, diner, california, bound and gagged, revolver, car crash, brawl, tough guy, slow motion scene

Taking Lives (2004)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Taking Lives (2004)

The film starts in the early 1980s. Young Martin Asher took a bus for Canada. He meets another teen on the bus Matt Soulsby. When the bus broke they decided to rent a car and drive to Seattle. On the road the car gets a flat tire, and Matt starts changing the tire Martin comments on how he and Matt are about the same height and he quickly pushes Matt in the way of an oncoming truck causing a huge accident where Matt and the driver both die. He took Matt's guitar and left singing like Matt did. Twenty years later, an FBI profiler, Illeana Scott comes to Canada to help hunting down a serial killer Martin Asher who killed multiple men and lived by their identities. Martin's mother claims that she saw Martin in Quebec city and she tells the police that Martin is evil. The police also has an eyewitness James Costa who saw Asher kill his last victim... This is why Taking Lives (2004) is one of the best movies like Memento (2000). (Read More)

Themes:deception, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Period:2000s
Story:fake identity, assumed identity, mistaken identity, red herring, psychological thriller, old dark house, black and white scene, heavy rain, freeze frame, scar, flash forward, bartender, home invasion, double cross, disarming someone, darkness, drug dealer, strangulation, ambush, f word

A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014)

Matt Scudder is a former cop now a private eye. He is asked by a drug dealer to find the men who kidnapped his wife. It seems like they killed her even after he paid them. Scudder refuses. But the man later goes to see him and tells him how his wife was killed. Scudder takes the job. He does some research and thinks the men he is looking for have done this more than once. And that everyone they grabbed is connected to a drug dealer. He was about to give up when they grab another girl and Scudder tries make sure she's returned alive. (Read More)

Themes:deception, money, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:wheelchair, bar
Story:drug dealer, murder of wife, psychological thriller, body in a trunk, dark hero, freeze frame, pay phone, death of wife, bartender, home invasion, anti hero, diner, strangulation, bound and gagged, f word, telephone, revolver, car crash, brawl, tough guy

Wild Card (2015) is one of the best movies like Memento (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Wild Card (2015)

Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes...and this time, it's all or nothing. (Read More)

Themes:deception, money, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:motel, bar
Characters:prostitute, doctor
Story:female bartender, breaking a bottle over someone's head, dark hero, pay phone, home invasion, double cross, disarming someone, anti hero, false accusation, diner, ambush, f word, brawl, tough guy, slow motion scene, fistfight, neo noir, corpse, beating, rape

8mm (1999)
Mystery, Thriller

8mm (1999)

A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, Welles relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town private eye. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, deception, money, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:motel, wheelchair, bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:pistol whip, body in a trunk, desperation, heavy rain, undercover, pay phone, beaten to death, home invasion, double cross, disarming someone, darkness, strangulation, bound and gagged, f word, telephone, bare butt, brawl, investigation, fistfight, neo noir

Logan (2017)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, deception, money, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:motel, wheelchair, bar
Characters:doctor
Story:pistol whip, attempted robbery, tragic hero, dark hero, stealing a car, haunted by the past, desperation, looking at oneself in a mirror, hypodermic needle, heavy rain, injection, long take, scar, knocked out, beaten to death, home invasion, double cross, disarming someone, anti hero, darkness

The Nice Guys (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. This is why The Nice Guys (2016) is one of the best movies like Memento (2000). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, deception, money, revenge
Locations:wheelchair, bar
Story:mistaken identity, pistol whip, reference to pocahontas, note, stealing a car, reverse footage, knocked out, undercover, pay phone, widower, beaten to death, flash forward, bartender, femme fatale, home invasion, double cross, disarming someone, anti hero, diner, strangulation

The Guest (2014) is one of the best movies like Memento (2000)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Themes:deception, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Story:breaking a bottle over someone's head, stealing a car, electronic music score, bartender, double cross, diner, drug dealer, strangulation, f word, revolver, car crash, brawl, tough guy, slow motion scene, shot in the head, fistfight, corpse, beating, fire, pistol

Trance (2013)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Trance (2013)

A fine art auctioneer mixed up with a gang joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur the stakes rise faster than anyone could have anticipated.

Themes:amnesia, paranoia, deception, money, revenge
Characters:doctor
Story:mistaken identity, loss of memory, memory loss, unreliable narrator, amnesiac, attempted robbery, brain damage, repeated line, body in a trunk, black and white scene, stealing a car, electronic music score, manipulation, knocked out, flash forward, femme fatale, double cross, strangulation, f word, revolver

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. (Read More)

Themes:vengeance, deception, money
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:vigilante justice, vigilantism, vigilante, long take, beaten to death, home invasion, disarming someone, anti hero, diner, strangulation, f word, revolver, brawl, tough guy, slow motion scene, investigation, shot in the head, fistfight, neo noir, corpse

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)

He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen - a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls - rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn't have been more wrong. Formidable though they may have been, Rama's opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife: He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap. And so Rama begins a new odyssey of violence, a journey that will force him to set aside his own life and history and take on a new identity as the violent offender "Yuda." In prison he must gain the confidence of Uco - the son of a prominent gang kingpin - to join the gang himself, laying his own life on the line in a desperate all-or-nothing gambit to bring the whole rotten enterprise to an end. (Read More)

Themes:deception, money, revenge
Characters:prostitute
Story:undercover cop, breaking a bottle over someone's head, carjacking, body in a trunk, forced to strip, bag over head, heavy rain, identity, long take, manipulation, undercover, beaten to death, drug dealer, strangulation, f word, revolver, car crash, brawl, tough guy, slow motion scene

The Uninvited (2009) is one of the best movies like Memento (2000)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Uninvited (2009)

After the death of her ill mother in a fire, the young teenager Anna tries to commit suicide and is sent to a mental institution for treatment. Ten months later, Anna still cannot remember what had happened on the night her mother died. Her psychiatric Dr. Silberling, however, discharges her telling that she has resolved her issues. Her father and successful writer, Steven, brings her back home in an isolated mansion nearby the coast. Anna finds that her mother's former nurse, Rachel Summers, is her stepmother now. Anna meets her beloved sister, Alex, swimming in the sea. She discovers that Steven has not delivered the letters and CDs that Alex had sent to her. As time moves on, Anna is haunted by ghosts and she believes that Rachel killed her mother. Alex and Anna decide to look for evidence to prove that Rachel is the murderer and Anna discovers the truth about the fire in the boat house. This is why The Uninvited (2009) is one of the best movies like Memento (2000). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:campfire
Period:2000s
Story:assumed identity, loss of memory, memory loss, unreliable narrator, psychological thriller, haunted by the past, mental institution, looking at oneself in a mirror, hypodermic needle, heavy rain, identity, injection, scar, knocked out, widower, femme fatale, false accusation, diner, strangulation, cleavage

Allegiant (2016)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love. (Read More)

Themes:amnesia, paranoia, memory, deception, revenge
Mood:suspense
Story:loss of memory, memory loss, bag over head, reverse footage, electronic music score, heavy rain, injection, manipulation, scar, knocked out, beaten to death, double cross, disarming someone, anti hero, ambush, revolver, brawl, tough guy, slow motion scene, shot in the head

A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

In a totalitarian society in a near future, the undercover detective Bob Archor is working with a small time group of drug users trying to reach the big distributors of a brain-damaging drug called Substance D. His assignment is promoted by the recovery center New Path Corporation, and when Bob begins to lose his own identity and have schizophrenic behavior, he is submitted to tests to check his mental conditions. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, deception
Story:undercover cop, identity, undercover, loss of memory, memory loss, unreliable narrator, brain damage, schizophrenic, dark hero, manipulation, femme fatale, double cross, anti hero, false accusation, diner, drug dealer, california, f word, revolver, investigation

Hummingbird (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hummingbird (2013)

Themes:deception, money, revenge
Characters:prostitute
Story:assumed identity, dark hero, haunted by the past, looking at oneself in a mirror, beaten to death, home invasion, anti hero, f word, revolver, brawl, tough guy, fistfight, neo noir, corpse, beating, pistol, surprise ending, chase, photograph, bare chested male

Patriots Day (2016) is one of the best movies like Memento (2000)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, deception
Mood:suspense
Locations:wheelchair, bar
Characters:doctor
Story:attempted robbery, carjacking, stealing a car, desperation, electronic music score, long take, scar, double cross, disarming someone, diner, drug dealer, f word, car crash, brawl, slow motion scene, investigation, car accident, fistfight, neo noir, corpse

Ghost In The Shell (2017)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ghost In The Shell (2017)

In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major Kusanagi is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. This is why Ghost In The Shell (2017) is one of the best movies like Memento (2000). (Read More)

Themes:amnesia, paranoia, memory, deception, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Story:false memory, loss of memory, memory loss, haunted by the past, reverse footage, electronic music score, hypodermic needle, heavy rain, identity, obscene finger gesture, injection, manipulation, knocked out, beaten to death, flash forward, bartender, disarming someone, anti hero, false accusation, ambush

Paranoia (2013)
Drama, Thriller

Paranoia (2013)

The high stakes thriller Paranoia takes us deep behind the scenes of global success to a deadly world of greed and deception. The two most powerful tech billionaires in the world ('Harrison Ford (I)' (qv) and 'Gary Oldman (I)' (qv)) are bitter rivals with a complicated past who will stop at nothing to destroy each other. A young superstar ('Liam Hemsworth' (qv)), seduced by unlimited wealth and power falls between them, and becomes trapped in the middle of the twists and turns of their life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realizes his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows far too much for them to let him walk away. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, deception, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:wheelchair, bar
Characters:doctor
Story:female bartender, insurance, electronic music score, manipulation, undercover, widower, bartender, femme fatale, double cross, nonlinear timeline, car crash, slow motion scene, car accident, neo noir, corpse, voice over narration, shower, pistol, surprise ending, chase

The Mummy (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:vengeance, paranoia, deception, revenge
Characters:doctor
Story:pistol whip, reverse footage, hypodermic needle, injection, scar, manipulation, knocked out, beaten to death, flash forward, femme fatale, double cross, disarming someone, anti hero, darkness, strangulation, ambush, car crash, bare butt, brawl, tough guy

Flatliners (1990) is one of the best movies like Memento (2000)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Flatliners (1990)

Medical students begin to explore the realm of near death experiences, hoping for insights. Each has their heart stopped and is revived. They begin having flashes of walking nightmares from their childhood, reflecting sins they committed or had committed against them. The experiences continue to intensify, and they begin to be physically beaten by their visions as they try and go deeper into the death experience to find a cure. (Read More)

Themes:vengeance, paranoia, memory, revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:doctor
Story:brain damage, psychological thriller, black and white scene, haunted by the past, reverse footage, looking at oneself in a mirror, electronic music score, hypodermic needle, heavy rain, freeze frame, injection, long take, manipulation, scar, pay phone, beaten to death, diner, f word, telephone, slow motion scene

Triple 9 (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Triple 9 (2016)

In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, deception, money, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:cocaine snorting, carjacking, body in a trunk, bag over head, note, reverse footage, desperation, electronic music score, heavy rain, manipulation, femme fatale, double cross, disarming someone, drug dealer, ambush, bound and gagged, f word, revolver, car crash, bare butt

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