I remember watching a movie quite a few years ago (probably 2010-2015) where the enemy/bad guy (might've been a lot of enemies I don't remember) of a group of people could read minds or something similar so he knew what they were planning to do. In order to confuse him, one of them, which I think was the male protagonist, came up with a plan that he wrote cards with plans on what to do and they only opened them up in specific times to find out what the plan was, so their plans kept on changing and the enemy couldn't know their whole plan beforehand... Does anyone know which movie that could've been?

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    Hi, welcome to the site. If anyone correctly identifies the movie you're looking for, you can mark that answer as accepted by clicking on the check mark beneath the voting buttons, as per the tour. Apr 29, 2022 at 9:48
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    The idea of being given instructions to get through a sticky situation (often a heist of some kind) with amnesia seems quite common. In addition to the Doctor Who episode Time Heist, I'd mention Colin Kapp's book The Patterns Of Chaos, the 1990 movie Total Recall, Philip K. Dick's novelette Paycheck, the second radio series and book of The Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy
    – gidds
    Apr 30, 2022 at 15:10
  • …and many other works listed on the TVTropes page Note To Self (TVTropes warning!!).
    – gidds
    Apr 30, 2022 at 15:10
  • Since P.K. Dick was mentioned, his novel Solar_Lottery deals with confounding telepaths by switching plans randomly. He used a similar concept in The_Game-Players_of_Titan where a character is drugged so that reading his mind gives unreliable information.
    – user108131
    May 2, 2022 at 8:11

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Push (2009 film)


Knowing that both Division and Triad Watchers can see their every move, Nick proposes an elaborate plan to obtain the drug and eliminate their enemies. He creates several envelopes containing instructions for each of his friends, including the Shifter called Hook Waters and the Sniff called Emily Wu. Nick seals each envelope and gives them to his friends before hiring the Wiper who erased Kira's memory to do the same to him. With his memory wiped, the Watchers are unable to see his future, enabling the group to execute Nick's plan.

  • That's the one! Thanks!
    – ninja1997
    May 2, 2022 at 8:35

Possibly Time Heist, an episode of the TV show Doctor Who. It's the correct period (September 2014) and similar plot.

In Clara's flat, the Twelfth Doctor answers the TARDIS's phone; both are surprised to find themselves in a room with two others: Psi, a hacker with an augmented brain, and Saibra, a mutant shapeshifter. A recording includes messages from each agreeing to a short-term memory wipe, before getting instructions from the Architect to break into the Bank of Karabraxos and steal three items from its vault.

The head of bank security Ms. Delphox uses a telepathic alien called the Teller to detect those with criminal intent and destroy their brains; the Doctor believes the memory wipes were needed to avoid being caught.

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    Nope. It's not the one I was talking about, although it's very similar to the one I remember and I do love doctor who, so I've watched it :D
    – ninja1997
    Apr 29, 2022 at 13:50

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