Who am I? Movie Amnesia

The incidence of amnesia amongst movie characters is far greater than that of the 'real-life' population, but then that goes for murders and crazy scrapes too. If movies are about telling stories - and let’s hope they are - then getting amnesia is a pretty darn good story. Film Amnesia represents a loss of self; complete collapse of the ego. The character is a naive and vulnerable newborn, learning right from wrong all over again, either for comic ('Finding Nemo') or tragic ('Memento') effect. Consequently some of cinema's most interesting, funny, intriguing, exciting and enchanting stories have started with the proverbial bump on the head. 'Memento', 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind', 'A Very Long Engagement' and the brutal, 'The Machinist' spring to recent mind; but what about, 'Paris, Texas', 'Angel Heart', Hitchcock's 'Spellbound', 'The English Patient', 'Robocop' even the 1987 Kurt and Goldie comedy classic, 'Overboard'. Scroll down and check out some of these unforgettable titles… Pictured: Ronald Colman tries hard to remember Greer Garson in 'Random Harvest'

3 Extremes 2 (2002)

Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Kim Jee-Woon, Nonzee Nimibutr
Starring: Hye-su Kim, Bo-seok Jeong, Suwinit Panjamawat, Leon Lai, Eric Tsang, Eugenia Yua...

Another collection of three chilling shorts from innovative Asian directors. From Korea Ji-woon Kim's, 'Memories' is about a woman (Hye-su Kim) who w... Read more

50 First Dates (2004)

Director: Peter Segal
Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider, Sean Astin, Dan Aykroyd

Funny and sweet romantic comedy finds Henry Roth (Adam Sandler), a womanizing, Hawaii-based marine biologist, thinking he's met the love of his life i... Read more

A Very Long Engagement (2004)

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Starring: Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jean-Pierre Becker, Dominique Bettenfeld, Clovis...

In 1919, Mathilde (Audrey Tautou) was 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fiance Manech (Gaspard Ulliel) left for the front at the Somme. Like millio... Read more

Agnes of God (1985)

Director: Norman Jewison
Starring: Jane Fonda, Anne Bancroft, Meg Tilly, Anne Pitoniak

The childlike novice of an extremely sheltered convent is discovered one night with the bloodied body of a baby she claims not to recognise. Psychiatr... Read more

Anastasia (1956)

Director: Anatole Litvak
Starring: Akim Tamiroff, Helen Hayes, Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Martita Hunt, Natalie S...

Ingrid Bergman won an Oscar for her performance in this strange but engrossing story about Czar Nicholas' missing daughter Anastasia. Yul Brynner is a... Read more

And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen (2002)

Director: Claude Lelouch
Starring: Jeremy Irons, Patricia Kaas, Thierry Lhermitte, Alessandra Martines, Claudia Car...

Intriguing, beautifully photographed tale from Claude Lelouch ('A Man and A Woman') has Jeremy Irons as the prime suspect in a burglary when a cache o... Read more

Angel Heart (1987)

Director: Alan Parker
Starring: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling

Mickey Rourke is thrown into a head-bending world of violence and voodoo that moves from the streets of New York to the swamps of Louisiana. Lisa Bone... Read more

Angel Heart ( Blu-ray ) (1987)

Director: Alan Parker
Starring: Charlotte Rampling, Lisa Bonet, Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro

Mickey Rourke is thrown into a head-bending world of violence and voodoo that moves from the streets of New York to the swamps of Louisiana. Lisa Bone... Read more

Beautiful Dreamer (2006)

Director: Terri Farley-Teruel
Starring: Colin Egglefield, Brooke Langton

Beautifully photographed and designed, this romantic war drama focuses on the after effects of World War II. Colin Egglesfield plays Joe, a bomber pil... Read more

Boys (1996)

Director: Stacy Cochran
Starring: Winona Ryder, Lukas Haas, John C Reilly

A young man brings an unconscious beautiful woman back to his boarding house. There he begins to fall in love with her even as her mysterious and perh... Read more