Watchworthy

What to Watch If You Love Inception  

watchworthy
277 votes 77 voters 2.3k views 27 items

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.

back to page 1
Ranker Video
Video: YouTube

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 on Wikipedia

More Westworld

#71 of 758 on The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #18 of 154 on The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019 featuring 13 Insane Westworld Fan Theories About Season 1 and Beyond The Best Characters on Westworld, Ranked

see more on Westworld
Ranker Video
Video: YouTube

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 different sequences of scenes interspersed during the film: a series in black-and-white that is shown chronologically, and a series of color sequences shown in reverse order. The two sequences "meet" at the end of the film, producing one complete and cohesive narrative. Memento premiered on September 5, 2000, at the Venice International Film Festival and was released in European theaters starting in ...more on Wikipedia

More Memento

#66 of 359 on The Best Movies Based on Books #8 of 258 on The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #1 of 16 on Movie "Heroes" Who Were Actually Villains The Whole Time #84 of 137 on The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title

see more on Memento
Ranker Video
Video: YouTube

The Prestige is a 2006 mystery drama film directed by Christopher Nolan, from a screenplay adapted by him and his brother Jonathan Nolan from Christopher Priest's 1995 World Fantasy Award-winning novel of the same name. The story follows Robert Angier and Alfred Borden, rival stage magicians in London at the end of the 19th century. Obsessed with creating the best stage illusion, they engage in competitive one-upmanship with tragic results. The American-British co-production features Hugh Jackman as Robert Angier, Christian Bale as Alfred Borden, and David Bowie as Nikola Tesla. It also stars Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, Piper Perabo, Andy Serkis, and Rebecca Hall. The film reunites ...more on Wikipedia

More The Prestige

#96 of 432 on The Best Rainy Day Movies #7 of 24 on The Best Movies with Twist Endings #2 of 90 on List of Movies Like Inception #1 of 40 on The Best Movies About Magic

see more on The Prestige
Ranker Video
Video: YouTube

Black Mirror is a British television anthology series created by Charlie Brooker that features speculative fiction with dark and sometimes satirical themes that examine modern society, particularly with regard to the unanticipated consequences of new technologies. The series is produced by Zeppotron for Endemol. Regarding the programme's content and structure, Brooker noted, "each episode has a different cast, a different setting, even a different reality. But they're all about the way we live now – and the way we might be living in 10 minutes' time if we're clumsy." The series has received critical acclaim, and has seen an increase in interest internationally after being added to Netflix. ...more on Wikipedia

More Black Mirror

#4 of 120 on Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now #1 of 19 on The Best Anthology Television Shows In 2019 featuring All The Technology From Black Mirror, Ranked From Terrifying To Useful Pretty Good Current Shows That Aren't Quite Black Mirror But Are Worth Bingeing Anyways

see more on Black Mirror