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List Rules Films in which characters are implanted with false memories or have their thoughts erased or zapped

List of the best movies about memory manipulation, as ranked by movie fans and critics. Memory is a very powerful thing. It controls how we feel about ourselves and others. So when somebody has the power to manipulate a person’s memory, they have the power to control their thoughts and how they act around others. It’s a power that can be abused and end up hurting people greatly. That’s why memory manipulation is an interesting concept for a film.Characters who can manipulate memories are fascinating villains, while those who have been implanted with false memories are dangerous because there’s no telling who they are really.

 

The movies on this list feature characters that don’t know anything is wrong with their memories, those who are fighting to understand why their memories seem wrong, and even those who are manipulating their own minds,like in Memento. In movies like Inception, it’s the main characters who are doing the mind manipulation. In other films, like Overboard, characters are abusing somebody’s amnesia for personal gain.

 

What are the best movies about memory manipulation or false memories? This list features the best movies where characters cannot trust what they remember and those who enjoy messing with other’s memories.

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Men in Black is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Memory Manipulation
Men in Black Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg

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Memento is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Memory Manipulation
Memento Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

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Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Memory Manipulation
Blade Runner Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young

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The Manchurian Candidate is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Memory Manipulation
The Manchurian Candidate Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Memory Manipulation
Inception Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotle... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Memory Manipulation
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey

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Shutter Island is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Memory Manipulation
Shutter Island Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo

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50 First Dates is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Memory Manipulation
50 First Dates Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Dan Aykroyd

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The Bourne Identity is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Memory Manipulation
The Bourne Identity Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

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Total Recall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Memory Manipulation
Total Recall Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside

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Total Recall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Memory Manipulation
Total Recall Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Colin Farrell

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Dark City is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Memory Manipulation
Dark City Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland, Melissa George

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Overboard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Memory Manipulation
Overboard Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Roddy McDowall

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The Island is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Memory Manipulation
The Island Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Steve Buscemi

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Moon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Memory Manipulation
Moon Kevin Spacey, Mary Tyler Moore, Kaya Scodelario

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Existenz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Memory Manipulation
Existenz Jude Law, Willem Dafoe, Jennifer Jason Leigh

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The Manchurian Candidate is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Memory Manipulation
The Manchurian Candidate Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber, Vera Farmiga

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Pandorum is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Memory Manipulation
Pandorum Dennis Quaid, Norman Reedus, Ben Foster

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The Butterfly Effect is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Memory Manipulation
The Butterfly Effect Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Logan Lerman

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Paycheck is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Memory Manipulation
Paycheck Ben Affleck, Uma Thurman, Paul Giamatti

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The Cell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Memory Manipulation
The Cell Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn, Vincent D'Onofrio

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The Forgotten is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Memory Manipulation
The Forgotten Julianne Moore, Gary Sinise, Alfre Woodard

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Unknown is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Memory Manipulation
Unknown Diane Kruger, Liam Neeson, January Jones

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Trance is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Memory Manipulation
Trance Rosario Dawson, James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel

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Ararat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Memory Manipulation
Ararat Christopher Plummer, Bruce Greenwood, Charles Aznavour

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Push is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies About Memory Manipulation
Push Dakota Fanning, Camilla Belle, Chris Evans