Memento (2000)

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Some memories are best forgotten

Directed By Christopher Nolan Christopher Nolan Starring Guy Pearce Guy Pearce  •  Carrie-Anne Moss Carrie-Anne Moss  •  Joe Pantoliano Joe Pantoliano  •  Stephen Tobolowsky Stephen Tobolowsky  •  Harriet Sansom Harris Harriet Sansom Harris Genres Crime Thriller  •  Crime  •  Mindbender  •  Mystery  •  Post-Noir  •  Psychological Thriller  •  Revenge Film  •  Thriller Studios &
Academy Award Nominated  •  Lionsgate Entertainment  •  National Film Registry  •  A.V. Club's The New Cult Canon  •  Summit Entertainment  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Nominated  •  Independent Spirit Award for Best Film Winning  •  Independent Spirit Award for Best Film Nominated  •  Complex's 50 Indie Movies You Need to See Before You Die  •  Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Picture Winning  •  Paste Magazine's 100 Best Film Noirs of All Time  •  Writers Guild of America's 101 Greatest Screenplays  •  Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Film Winning  •  1,000 Noir Films: They Shot Dark Pictures, Didn't They?
Release Info 2000-09-05T00:00:00Z September 5, 2000
B&W and Color  •  113 minutes R Rated R
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Comments (22)


Nononsense on 5/4/2013 Reply  · 

This is the only movie where you can give spoilers without spoiling the movie. At the top of this page, it says, "Some memories are best forgotten." If you've watched the movie and if you truly understand it, then you know that's a spoiler. But an innocent bystander that hasn't seen the movie wouldn't even know it's a spoiler until AFTER they've seen the movie and understood it in full. By then, it's not really a spoiler!!! This is the sign of brilliant movie-making. Only Nolan could concoct such a storyline.

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Lugnut14 on 5/5/2014 Reply  · 

Don't know why this movie is #73 all time. Hated this movie, although not as much as Fight Club. They are both twisted sadistic pieces of crap, although Fight Club more so

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AverageMovieBuff on 4/20/2015 Reply  · 

Are you one of those people who didn't understand either movie?

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Arthouse on 9/24/2014 Reply  · 

Nolan's best. Better than The Dark Knight. He should do more intellectual movies like this. His brother wrote a story which he'd based it off. They could be a team in film like the Cohen Brothers; The Nolan Brothers.

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alexbernstine on 1/8/2015 Reply  · 

They actually do collaborate! I think they wrote Inception together!

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Danny237 on 3/5/2015 Reply  · 

Only Nolan in my top 200

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AverageMovieBuff on 4/20/2015 Reply  · 

I'm glad you're not on the Nolan bandwagon but didn't you like The Dark Knight? That was a great individual movie.

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Koroy on 5/29/2015 Reply  · 

Very very very good movie

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Koroy on 5/29/2015 Reply  · 

Very very very good movie

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Koroy on 5/29/2015 Reply  · 

Very very very good movie

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copulman on 1/9/2016 Reply  · 

Best ending I've ever seen. This is Nolan at his finest. I've seen it over 10 times and never get tired of it. The way the two timelines converge is perfect. Guy Pearce's best work, and even the supporting cast is excellent. The only movie so far I'd ever give a 10/10.

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Wade92 on 11/4/2016 Reply  · 

Remember Sammy Jankins?

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brennanmerone on 8/29/2017 Reply  · 

Proud to say this is my favorite film of all time

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boubou79 on 4/3/2018 Reply  · 

This movie is #1 for me. Perfect screenplay with a brilliant ending, perfect editing and amazing performance. Nolan is a great director!

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LOR13 on 12/3/2018 Reply  · 

Fascinating nonlinear mystery about a man with amnesia, with a single-minded determination to find his his wife's killer. Expert film making all around. Pearce is captivating, Pantoliano and Moss are great. A unique puzzle of a film, where you can not wait until the beginning.

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TommyDoyle2016 on 1/6/2019 Reply  · 

It's not amnesia, bro.

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Eagleskywalker87 on 6/9/2020 Reply  · 

Major spoilers (but c'mon, if you're here you've probably already seen it)

This movie is just cinematic masterpiece! A great trail to follow which leaves questions for you to create your own theories until you get to a mindblowing ending that answers some questions yet leaves you with more. Incredibly rewatchable too. It always gives me a new perspective with every viewing, I still get caught off guard by the structure and sequence of events and the film just flies by! Natalie is one of the great movie villains. *REAL SPOILERS ON NOW ON* The boyfriend of a drug dealer (named Jimmy G) that Leonard killed at the story's proper beginning (yet the movies end) who constantly lies and manipulates Leonard before getting him to kill another John G (who told Leonard to kill the first JG). It still leaves me thinking. Can you trust Teddy? Was their a real John G (or Jimmy) ever killed or this is just a neverending cycle of Leonard taking down people named John G? And lastly, who is Sammy Jankins? Real? Figment of imagination? Real yet blurred with Leonard's life? God, I love this movie!

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Rick_34_Blaine on 10/8/2020 Reply  · 

It's shit for shit people.

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Crapbaskets123 on Jul 27 Reply  · 

I mean...Sammy Jankins and all the John G. stuff is already confirmed. Teddy and Leonard already caught the guy that raped his wife and gave him his short term memory loss, and they killed him. And his story about Sammy Jankins was a substitute for what actually happened to him where his wife didn't believe him which eventually led to her dying because of an overdose.

As for Natalie, she really wasn't that good of a villain. Not bad and still fairly well written, but you're overexaggerating a tad as to how good of a villain she was

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RedCthulhu on May 24 Reply  · 

Still Nolan's masterpiece as far as I'm concerned

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