Nothing can be more fascinating than exploring the bizarre intricacies of the human mind. Memory can be a funny thing. It has the power to destroy and bring back things and people who are closest to us. Memory is what we are and what we live for and it truly defines a major part of our emotional existence. Many filmmakers have explored the themes of human memory and identity to tell stories that vary in tone and emotions. Whether it be amnesia or short term memory loss or long term memory loss, filmmakers have tried to explore all. So let’s take a look at the list of top movies memory loss ever. You can watch some of these best movies about memory loss on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime.
15. The Maze Runner (2014)
Based on James Dashner’s novel of the same name, ‘The Maze Runner’ tells the story of Thomas, teenager who wakes up inside an elevator, utterly perplexed as he doesn’t know who he is or how he ended up here. He soon discovers that there are more boys, called the Gladers, and they are all trapped in a maze and now they’ve all got to figure out some way to escape. It’s a genuinely involving thriller that stuffs in some really interesting ideas and whilst it comes off as slightly messed up at places, it manages to entertain and captivate because of Wes Ball’s utterly absorbing, atmospheric direction.
14. The Majestic (2001)
Frank Darabont is a wonderful storyteller and while his simplistic and often times preachy approach may put off some, there’s no denying the raw humanity in all of his films. ‘The Majestic’ is one such film that delivers a message so beautifully with its endearingly simplistic storytelling that manages to hit right in the feels. It tells the story of a man troubled with his identity after suffering from Amnesia. Peter does not know who he is and so accepts that he is the son of Harry Trimble, Luke but problems rise up when he is accused of being a communist. It’s an incredibly well made film that delivers some strong messages and is certainly an uplifting experience.
13. Total Recall (1990)