* XMeetsY
** [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/escape-to-the-movies/1874-Inception The Escapist]] pegs it as "If [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] was Film/JamesBond".
** ''Anime/{{Paprika}}'' or ''Film/{{Existenz}}'' meets ''Film/OceansEleven''.
** A quote that is used prominently in TV spots called it ''Film/JamesBond'' meets ''Film/TheMatrix'', pulled from Peter Travers's review in ''Rolling Stone''.
** [[WordOfGod Nolan says]], it's ''Film/JamesBond'' meets ''Film/DarkCity''.
** ''[[OceansEleven Ocean's 11]]'' / ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'' meets ''Film/DarkCity''.
** [[http://www.collegehumor.com/article:1807354 According to CollegeHumor]]: The integral of (''TheDeparted'' + ''Film/TheMatrix'')^2 x (''MinorityReport'' + ''EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind'' + ''Film/ShutterIsland'' + ''Film/TheDarkKnight'') + ''{{Juno}}'' = ''Inception''[[note]]Though that was likely [=CollegeHumor=]'s intent, the writen equation states that Inception is equal to the integral of an unspecified function with respect to an unspecified variable, which also happens to be equal to (''TheDeparted'' + ''Film/TheMatrix'')^2 x (''MinorityReport'' + ''EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind'' + ''Film/ShutterIsland'' + ''Film/TheDarkKnight'') + ''{{Juno}}''. EEqualsMCHammer aside, the point stands that Inception is really damn complicated.[[/note]]
** ''OceansEleven'' meets ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}''.
** The role of an Architect is like playing a mix of ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' and ''LittleBigPlanet''.
** It's a [[TheCaper heist movie]]...written by PhilipKDick.
** ''Film/JamesBond'' meets ''GhostInTheShell''
** ''{{Ink}}'' and ''Film/TheMatrix''.
** All of the above with a dash of ''SilentHill2''.
** Mal herself is the mix of [[Film/TheMatrix Agent Smith]] and [[SilentHill2 Pyramid Head]].
*** Plus some [[LaVieEnRose Edith Piaf]] in the mix.

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