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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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    Shutter Island is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    Shutter Island

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams

    Released2010

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    The Prestige is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    The Prestige

    Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie

    Released2006

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    The Prestige is a 2006 mystery drama film directed by Christopher Nolan, from a screenplay... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    Fight Club

    Brad Pitt, Jared Leto

    Released1999

    Directed byDavid Fincher

    Fight Club is a 1999 film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    The Matrix

    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving

    Released1999

    Directed byAndy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

    The Matrix is a 1999 American-Australian science fiction action film written and directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Memento is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    Memento

    Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss

    Released2000

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Memento is a 2000 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Sixth Sense is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    The Sixth Sense

    Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton

    Released1999

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    The Sixth Sense is a 1999 American supernatural thriller film written and directed by M. Night... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    Donnie Darko

    Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale

    Released2001

    Directed byRichard Kelly

    Donnie Darko is a 2001 American supernatural drama film written and directed by Richard Kelly... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    The Dark Knight

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2008

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Seven is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    Seven

    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow

    Released1995

    Directed byDavid Fincher

    Seven is a 1995 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher. The film stars... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Minority Report is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    Minority Report

    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise

    Released2002

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Minority Report is a 2002 American neo-noir science fiction mystery-thriller film directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Bourne Identity is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    The Bourne Identity

    Matt Damon, Clive Owen

    Released2002

    Directed byDoug Liman

    The Bourne Identity is a 2002 American-German action spy film adaptation of Robert Ludlum's... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Catch Me If You Can is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    Catch Me If You Can

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams

    Released2002

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 American biographical crime drama film based on the life of... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Looper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    Looper

    Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt

    Released2012

    Directed byRian Johnson

    Looper is a 2012 American science fiction action thriller film directed by Rian Johnson. In... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    The Shawshank Redemption

    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth

    Released1994

    Directed byFrank Darabont

    The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    The Dark Knight Rises

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2012

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Truman Show is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    The Truman Show

    Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti

    Released1998

    Directed byPeter Weir

    The Truman Show is a 1998 American satirical social science fiction comedy-drama film directed... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2004

    Directed byMichel Gondry

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    The Others is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    The Others

    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston

    Released2001

    Directed byAlejandro Amenábar

    The Others is a 2001 horror-thriller film written, directed and scored by Alejandro Amenábar.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Departed is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    The Departed

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson

    Released2006

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    The Departed is a 2006 American crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, and a remake of... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    The Usual Suspects

    Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro

    Released1994

    Directed byBryan Singer

    The Usual Suspects is a 1995 German-American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Bryan... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Bourne Ultimatum is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    The Bourne Ultimatum

    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles

    Released2007

    Directed byPaul Greengrass

    The Bourne Ultimatum is a 2007 American-German action spy thriller film directed by Paul... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Prometheus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    Prometheus

    Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender

    Released2012

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Jon Spaihts and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Fifth Element is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    The Fifth Element

    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis

    Released1997

    Directed byLuc Besson

    The Fifth Element is a 1997 English-language French science fiction action film directed and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Matrix Reloaded is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    The Matrix Reloaded

    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves

    Released2003

    Directed byAndy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

    The Matrix Reloaded is a 2003 American science fiction action film, the first sequel to The... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Movies Like Inception
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    Batman Begins

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2005

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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