15 Movies Like Memento (2000)

The first thing that the audience sees is a Polaroid photograph of a deceased man. When the scene is played backward, the photograph returns to its undeveloped state and is seen taken by the camera before the man is shot in the head. After that, the movie keeps going, switching between black-and-white and color sequences at regular intervals.

In the first scene of the black-and-white sequences, a man named Leonard Shelby, who used to work as an insurance investigator, is seen sitting in a motel room and conversing with an anonymous caller. As a result of an assault by two individuals, Leonard suffers from anterograde amnesia and cannot store memories from more recent times.

Leonard explains that he was able to kill the assailant who had raped and strangled his wife Catherine, but that another assailant clubbed him and managed to get away. Leonard believes that the name of the other attacker is either “John G” or “James G,” but the Police did not believe there was a second attacker. To keep track of the information he uncovers during his investigation, Leonard uses notes, Polaroid photos, and tattoos.

While working in the insurance industry, Leonard met another person with anterograde amnesia named Sammy Jankis. Following the results of a series of tests that demonstrated Sammy’s inability to learn new tasks by repeating them, Leonard concluded that Sammy’s condition was, at best, psychological and, at worst, staged, and he denied his insurance claim.

Sammy’s distraught wife kept pleading with him to give her the insulin shots she needed for her diabetes in the vain hope that he would remember and prevent himself from accidentally giving her an overdose that would kill her. However, Sammy did not stop giving the injections, and his wife ended up passing away as a result.

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