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List of Movies Like Inception

Updated June 8, 2020 5.8k votes 843 voters 69.1k views90 items
Looking for a list of movies that are similar to Inception? You're in luck, because all of the films listed below are related to Inception in one way or another. Here is our ranked poll of the best movies like Inception, ranked by how similar they really are to the Christopher Nolan classic. If you loved Inception, then we're willing to bet that you'll love the films listed here as well. Films like Shutter Island, Jacob's Ladder, and The Prestige all have that mindf*ck aspect to them that you're probably looking for. Other films simply star Leonardo DiCaprio, but are also similar in concept. Check out The Beach if you're looking for another Leo movie that is kind of like Inception. Many of the movies here will most likely require a second viewing to figure out what is going on, so if you want to watch some confusing movies, then check out the films below. 
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    Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    Batman Begins

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2005

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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    A Beautiful Mind is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    A Beautiful Mind

    Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe

    Released2001

    Directed byRon Howard

    A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American biographical drama film based on the life of John Nash, a... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Predestination is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    Predestination

    Ethan Hawke, Noah Taylor

    Released2014

    Directed byMichael Spierig, Peter Spierig

    Predestination is a 2014 Australian science fiction film, written and directed by Michael and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Green Mile is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    The Green Mile

    Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise

    Released1999

    Directed byFrank Darabont

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    Children of Men is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    Children of Men

    Julianne Moore, Clive Owen

    Released2006

    Directed byAlfonso Cuarón

    Children of Men is a 2006 science fiction thriller film directed and co-written by Alfonso... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Adjustment Bureau is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    The Adjustment Bureau

    Emily Blunt, Matt Damon

    Released2011

    Directed byGeorge Nolfi

    The Adjustment Bureau is a 2011 American romantic science fiction thriller film loosely based... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    V for Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    V for Vendetta

    Natalie Portman, John Hurt

    Released2005

    Directed byJames McTeigue

    V for Vendetta is a 2006 American political thriller film directed by James McTeigue and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Machinist is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    The Machinist

    Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Released2004

    Directed byBrad Anderson

    The Machinist is a 2004 English-language Spanish psychological thriller film directed by Brad... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Jacob's Ladder is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    Jacob's Ladder

    Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins

    Released1990

    Directed byAdrian Lyne

    Jacob's Ladder is a 1990 American psychological horror film directed by Adrian Lyne, written... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    12 Monkeys

    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis

    Released1995

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

    12 Monkeys, also known as Twelve Monkeys, is a 1995 American science fiction film directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Body of Lies is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    Body of Lies

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe

    Released2008

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Body of Lies is a 2008 American action-spy film directed by Ridley Scott. Set in the Middle... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    A.I. Artificial Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    Meryl Streep, Robin Williams

    Released2001

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    A.I. Artificial Intelligence, also known as A.I., is a 2001 American science fiction film... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    Sherlock Holmes

    Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

    Released2009

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

    Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 period mystery action film directed by Guy Ritchie, based on the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Good Will Hunting is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    Good Will Hunting

    Ben Affleck, Robin Williams

    Released1997

    Directed byGus Van Sant

    Good Will Hunting is a 1997 American drama film directed by Gus Van Sant, and starring Matt... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Brazil is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    Brazil

    Robert De Niro, Bob Hoskins

    Released1985

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

    Brazil is a 1985 British film directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Gilliam, Charles... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Vanilla Sky is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    Vanilla Sky

    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise

    Released2001

    Directed byCameron Crowe

    Vanilla Sky is a 2001 American science fiction thriller film directed, written, and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Lord of the Rings film tri is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    District 9 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    District 9

    Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy

    Released2009

    Directed byNeill Blomkamp

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    Gravity is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    Gravity

    Sandra Bullock, George Clooney

    Released2013

    Directed byAlfonso Cuarón

    Gravity is a 2013 science fiction thriller film directed, co-written, and produced by Alfonso... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Illusionist is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    The Illusionist

    Jessica Biel, Edward Norton

    Released2006

    Directed byNeil Burger

    The Illusionist is a 2006 American period drama film written and directed by Neil Burger and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Kill Bill Volume 1 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    Kill Bill Volume 1

    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu

    Released2003

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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    Gattaca is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    Gattaca

    Uma Thurman, Jude Law

    Released1997

    Directed byAndrew Niccol

    Gattaca is a 1997 American science fiction film written and directed by Andrew Niccol. It... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Léon: The Professional is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    Léon: The Professional

    Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman

    Released1994

    Directed byLuc Besson

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    Requiem for a Dream is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    Requiem for a Dream

    Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto

    Released2000

    Directed byDarren Aronofsky

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    Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    Die Hard

    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

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