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What to Watch If You Love 'Inception'

Updated April 12, 2021 531 votes 143 voters 3.9k views32 items

List RulesVote up the movies and shows that fans of 'Inception' are sure to love.

Looking for the best movies like Inception? From Hollywood classics to new films, this list of movies similar to Inception feature an awesome mind-bending quality to them. Westworld and The Matrix are great examples of movies that fans of Inception love. With that being said, be sure to buckle up and get ready because you’re sure to be entertained by these complex thriller films. Or, if you’re more in the mood to binge watch, we’ve got you covered with trippy sci-fi TV shows like Inception. It should not comes as suprise by any means that you'll find several Christopher Nolan films on the list as well. But which of these recommendations is the best next-watch for fans of Inception?

Vote up the best movies and shows like Inception, so other fans know what to watch next. And thanks to streaming services, like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Disney Plus, and Prime Video, you can start streaming these movies and shows right now.

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    The OA

    For fans of: trippy sci-fi and jumping through dimensions

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    For fans of: reality bending sci-fi

    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 simulated reality called "the Matrix", created by sentient machines to subdue the human population, while their bodies' heat and electrical activity are used as an energy source. Computer programmer "Neo" learns this truth and is drawn into a rebellion against the machines, which involves other people who have been freed from the "dream world". The Matrix is known for popularizing a visual effect known...  more

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    For fans of: blurred lines between reality and fantasy

    Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and based on the 1973 film. In a technologically advanced Wild West-themed amusement park populated by android hosts known as Westworld, high-paying guests are encouraged to indulge in whatever they wish within the park, without fear of retaliation from the hosts....  more

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    For fans of: Leo unraveling a mystery

    Shutter Island is a 2010 American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese. The film is based on Dennis Lehane's 2003 novel of the same name. Production started in March 2008. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as U.S. Marshal Edward "Teddy" Daniels, who is investigating a psychiatric facility on Shutter Island. Positively cited by movie reviewers, the film grossed over $128 million in its initial domestic theater release, as well as an additional $166 million internationally. Shutter Island was originally slated to be released on October 2, 2009, but Paramount Pictures pushed the release date to February 19, 2010. In August 2014, Paramount Television and HBO were reported to be...  more

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