Total Nerd Movies & TV Shows to Watch If You Love Inception  

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Few will argue that Inception is one of the greatest sci-fi films in recent years. It’s a mind-bending, mind-altering trip of a film that stays with you years after you first watch it. It’s understandable that you may be looking for TV shows and movies like Inception – but here’s the thing: The shows listed here are similar in some respects, but Inception is so unique, it stands alone as a masterpiece.

Inception fans, you know: Saying that this movie is a truly original idea is an understatement. In a Hollywood film world where it has become commonplace to just remake or recycle films and plots over and over, Inception offered movie goers something truly different.

Many of the films on this list of what to watch after Inception did the same – not surprisingly, several other Christopher Nolan films are listed here, including The Prestige and Memento. You’ll also find some sci-fi mind bender films and TV shows too, like Westworld and The Matrix.

When it comes to Inception similar movies and shows, these are some of the best out there. Be sure to vote for your top choices, as the higher the vote count, the more likely others will take their Inception recommendations from it.

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The Matrix


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The Matrix is a 1999 American-Australian science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano. It depicts a dystopian future in which reality as perceived by most humans is actually a ...more

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Mulholland Drive


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Mulholland Drive is a 2001 American neo-noir mystery film written and directed by David Lynch and starring Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, and Justin Theroux. It tells the story of an aspiring actress named Betty Elms, newly arrived in Los Angeles, California, who meets and befriends an amnesic woman ...more

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Memento


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Memento is a 2000 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan. The screenplay was written by Nolan based on his younger brother Jonathan Nolan's short story "Memento Mori". It stars Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Joe Pantoliano. Memento is presented as two ...more

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The OA


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The OA (Netflix, 2016) is an American mystery drama web television series, with science fiction, supernatural and fantasy elements. Creator Brit Marling stars as a young woman named Prairie Johnson who resurfaces after having been missing for seven years. Prairie now calls herself "The OA" and can ...more

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