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Director: Kurt Voss
Starring: Ally Sheedy, John Savage, Nicholas Walker, Dara Tomanovich, Sally Kirkland and Vincent Berry
Paul Keller is a married pastor who preaches piety on Sunday while carrying on a torrid affair with the local school teacher, Veronica Dow, during the week. The lovers concoct a scheme to fake Keller's death so that they can be together but the plan goes awry when Keller hits his head and awakens not knowing who he is.
A dazed Keller wanders into the motel he used for his secret liaisons and is found by Charlene Hunt, a lonely and desperate motel manager, who realizes Keller has amnesia and makes him her prisoner and lover. In the interim, Keller's wife Martha is suspected of foul play by an insurance investigator and forges an unwitting alliance with Dow, her husband's lover.
The Bourne Identity (2002)
Director: Doug Liman
Starring: Franka Potente, Matt Damon, Chris Cooper and Clive Owen
A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and without memory, then races to elude assassins and recover from amnesia.
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Director: Susan Seidelman
Starring: Rosanna Arquette, Madonna, Aidan Quinn, Mark Blum, Robert Joy, Laurie Metcalf and Will Patton
Bored New Jersey housewife Roberta fills her days by reading the personal ads and following an ongoing romance between "Jim" and "Susan", a mysterious drifter who leads the kind of free-spirited life about which Roberta can only dream.
And dream she does, until the day she actually shows up at the couple's prearranged rendezvous in New York City and, after a bump on the head, a bout of amnesia turns Roberta into Susan and opens the door to intrigue, laughter and love!
Dream House (2011)
Director: Jim Sheridan
Starring: Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts and Elias Koteas
Soon after moving into their seemingly idyllic new home, a family learns of a brutal crime committed against former residents of the dwelling.
The Forgotten (2004)
Director: Joseph Ruben
Stars: Julianne Moore, Dominic West, Christopher Kovaleski and Matthew Pleszewicz
Told that their children never existed, a man and woman soon discover that there's a much bigger enemy at work.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano and Mark Boone Junior
A man suffering from short-term memory loss uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife.
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Director: David Lynch
Starring: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Melissa George and Ann Miller
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Regarding Henry (1991)
Director: Mike Nichols
Starring: Harrison Ford, Annette Bening, Michael Haley and Stanley Swerdlow
Henry is a lawyer who survives a shooting only to find he cannot remember anything. If that weren't enough, Henry also has to recover his speech and mobility, in a life he no longer fits into. Fortunately, Henry has a loving wife and daughter to help him.
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov and Leo G. Carroll
A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory.
Total Recall (1990)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside and Rachel Ticotin
When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real, or does he?
Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel and Danny Sapani
An art auctioneer, who has become mixed up with a group of criminals, partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting.
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Starring: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones and Aidan Quinn
A man awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is.
A list of my favorite films about memory loss.
Listed in alphabetical order.
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