Similar Movies Like Inception

Inception is one of the top mid bending movies we have ever seen in the hollywood. The movie is based on the dreams inside dream theory which we have came across once in the life. The movie was directed by Christopher Nolen. The movie won four Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Visual Effects, and was nominated for four more awards category includes Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Art Direction, and Best Original Score. The movie was made on the budget of $160 million and collected over $825 million worldwide which made it to the highest grossing hollywood movies of all time. Today we have come up with the list of similar movies like inception. See Also: Good Similar Movies Like American Pie Films [Must Watch].

Here is a list of Top 12 Best Mind-Bending Similar Movies Like Inception-

After a painful breakup, Clementine (Kate Winslet) undergoes a procedure to erase memories of her former boyfriend Joel (Jim Carrey) from her mind. When Joel discovers that Clementine is going to extremes to forget their relationship, he undergoes the same procedure and slowly begins to forget the woman that he loved. Directed by former music video director Michel Gondry, the visually arresting film explores the intricacy of relationships and the pain of loss.

Directed by Michel Gondry
Starring Jim Carrey
Kate Winslet
Kirsten Dunst
Mark Ruffalo
Elijah Wood
Tom Wilkinson
Release date March 19, 2004
Running time
108 minutes
Budget $20 million
Box office $72.3 million

Neo (Keanu Reeves) believes that Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), an elusive figure considered to be the most dangerous man alive, can answer his question — What is the Matrix? Neo is contacted by Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), a beautiful stranger who leads him into an underworld where he meets Morpheus. They fight a brutal battle for their lives against a cadre of viciously intelligent secret agents. It is a truth that could cost Neo something more precious than his life.

Directed by The Wachowski Brothers
Produced by Joel Silver
Starring Keanu Reeves
Laurence Fishburne
Carrie-Anne Moss
Hugo Weaving
Joe Pantoliano
Running time
136 minutes
Budget $63 million
Box office $463.5 million

A depressed man (Edward Norton) suffering from insomnia meets a strange soap salesman named Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) and soon finds himself living in his squalid house after his perfect apartment is destroyed. The two bored men form an underground club with strict rules and fight other men who are fed up with their mundane lives. Their perfect partnership frays when Marla (Helena Bonham Carter), a fellow support group crasher, attracts Tyler’s attention.

Directed by David Fincher
Produced by Art Linson
Ceán Chaffin
Ross Grayson Bell
Based on Fight Club
by Chuck Palahniuk
Starring Brad Pitt
Edward Norton
Helena Bonham Carter
Meat Loaf Aday
Jared Leto
Release date
October 15, 1999
Running time
139 minutes
Budget $63 million
Box office $100.9 million

In Earth’s future, a global crop blight and second Dust Bowl are slowly rendering the planet uninhabitable. Professor Brand (Michael Caine), a brilliant NASA physicist, is working on plans to save mankind by transporting Earth’s population to a new home via a wormhole. But first, Brand must send former NASA pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) and a team of researchers through the wormhole and across the galaxy to find out which of three planets could be mankind’s new home.

Directed by Christopher Nolan
Produced by Emma Thomas
Christopher Nolan
Lynda Obst
Starring Matthew McConaughey
Anne Hathaway
Jessica Chastain
Bill Irwin
Ellen Burstyn
Michael Caine
Release date
November 5, 2014
Running time
169 minutes
Budget $165 million
Box office $675.1 million

Young Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment) is haunted by a dark secret: he is visited by ghosts. Cole is frightened by visitations from those with unresolved problems who appear from the shadows. He is too afraid to tell anyone about his anguish, except child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis). As Dr. Crowe tries to uncover the truth about Cole’s supernatural abilities, the consequences for client and therapist are a jolt that awakens them both to something unexplainable.

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Produced by Frank Marshall
Kathleen Kennedy
Barry Mendel
Starring Bruce Willis
Toni Collette
Olivia Williams
Haley Joel Osment
Release date
August 6, 1999
Running time
107 minutes
Budget $40 million
Box office $672.8 million

The implausible escape of a brilliant murderess brings U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his new partner (Mark Ruffalo) to Ashecliffe Hospital, a fortress-like insane asylum located on a remote, windswept island. The woman appears to have vanished from a locked room, and there are hints of terrible deeds committed within the hospital walls. As the investigation deepens, Teddy realizes he will have to confront his own dark fears if he hopes to make it off the island alive.

Directed by Martin Scorsese
Based on Shutter Island
by Dennis Lehane
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio
Mark Ruffalo
Ben Kingsley
Michelle Williams
Emily Mortimer
Patricia Clarkson
Max von Sydow
Release date
February 13, 2010
Running time
138 minutes
Budget $80 million
Box office $294.8 million

College student Evan Treborn (Ashton Kutcher) is afflicted with headaches so painful that he frequently blacks out. While unconscious, Evan is able to travel back in time to difficult moments in his childhood. He can also alter the past for friends, like Kayleigh (Amy Smart), who was molested by her father (Eric Stoltz). But changing the past can drastically alter the present, and Evan finds himself in nightmarish alternate realities, including one where he’s locked away in prison.

Directed by Eric Bress
J. Mackye Gruber
Starring Ashton Kutcher
John Patrick Amedori
Amy Smart
Elden Henson
William Lee Scott
Eric Stoltz
Ethan Suplee
Logan Lerman
Melora Walters
Release date

January 23, 2004

Running time
114 minutes
Budget $13 million
Box office $96.1 million

When Earth falls under attack from invincible aliens, no military unit in the world is able to beat them. Maj. William Cage (Tom Cruise), an officer who has never seen combat, is assigned to a suicide mission. Killed within moments, Cage finds himself thrown into a time loop, in which he relives the same brutal fight — and his death — over and over again. However, Cage’s fighting skills improve with each encore, bringing him and a comrade (Emily Blunt) ever closer to defeating the aliens.

Directed by Doug Liman
Based on All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka
Starring Tom Cruise
Emily Blunt
Bill Paxton
Brendan Gleeson
Release date
June 6, 2014 (United States)
Running time
113 minutes
Budget $178 million
Box office $370.5 million

Charismatic magician Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg) leads a team of talented illusionists called the Four Horsemen. Atlas and his comrades mesmerize audiences with a pair of amazing magic shows that drain the bank accounts of the corrupt and funnel the money to audience members. A federal agent (Mark Ruffalo) and an Interpol detective (Mélanie Laurent) intend to rein in the Horsemen before their next caper, and they turn to Thaddeus (Morgan Freeman), a famous debunker, for help.

Directed by Louis Leterrier
Starring Jesse Eisenberg
Mark Ruffalo
Woody Harrelson
Mélanie Laurent
Isla Fisher
Dave Franco
Michael Caine
Morgan Freeman
Release date
May 31, 2013
Running time
115 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $75 million
Box office $351.7 million

In a future society, time-travel exists, but it’s only available to those with the means to pay for it on the black market. When the mob wants to eliminate someone, it sends the target into the past, where a hit man known as a looper lies in wait to finish the job. Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is one such hired gun, and he does his job well — until the day his bosses decide to “close the loop” and send Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis) back in time to be killed.

Directed by Rian Johnson
Starring Bruce Willis
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Emily Blunt
Paul Dano
Noah Segan
Piper Perabo
Jeff Daniels
Release date
September 28, 2012
Running time
118 minutes
Budget $30 million
Box office $176.5 million

Helicopter pilot Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) is part of a top-secret military operation that enables him to experience the last few minutes in the life of Sean Fentress, a man who died in a commuter-train explosion. The purpose of Colter’s mission is to learn the identity of the bomber and prevent a similar catastrophe. As Colter lives Sean’s final moments, he becomes more certain that he can prevent the first tragedy from occurring — as long as he doesn’t run out of time.

Directed by Duncan Jones
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal
Michelle Monaghan
Vera Farmiga
Release date
April 1, 2011
Running time
93 minutes
Budget $32 million
Box office $147.3 million

Facing unemployment and his girlfriend’s rejection, writer Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) is sure that he has no future. That all changes when an old friend gives him a drug that produces enhanced mental acuity. Stoked on the untested chemical, Eddie rises to the top of the financial world and attracts the attention of a tycoon (Robert De Niro) who intends to use him to make a fortune. But terrible side-effects and a dwindling supply threaten to collapse Eddie’s house of cards.

Directed by Neil Burger
Based on The Dark Fields
by Alan Glynn
Starring Bradley Cooper
Abbie Cornish
Robert De Niro
Andrew Howard
Anna Friel
Luis Quezada
Johnny Whitworth
Tomas Arana
Release date
March 18, 2011
Running time
105 minutes
Budget $27 million
Box office $161.8 million


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