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Amores Perros (2000)
Drama, Thriller

Amores Perros (2000)

On the brink of the new Millennium in the bustling City of Mexico, one horrible car accident intertwines inextricably the lives of three perfect strangers. Octavio, a rebellious adolescent who is secretly in love with his sister-in-law, dreams of escaping his miserable life, and for this reason, he enters reluctantly the obscure world of dog fighting with his lethal dog Cofi. And then unexpectedly, Valeria, a stunning woman and famous supermodel, will cross paths with Octavio, while in the meantime, her pampered little dog Richie manages to vanish into thin air in the confined space of her apartment. Lastly, Chivo, an ex-guerrilla vagabond, after abandoning his little daughter, unable to make up for lost time, he channels his love to the city's strays and a mortally wounded Rottweiler. In the end, even though all the weary characters, men and beasts, wish for a bright future, in this life-changing journey in the pursuit of love, sometimes infidelity, sin and death can get in the way. (Read More)

Themes:vengeance, cruelty, rivalry, divorce, robbery, funeral, drunkenness, drinking, adultery, betrayal, money, marriage, kidnapping
Locations:slum, apartment, wheelchair, cemetery, hospital
Characters:hitman, baby, policeman, doctor, nudity
Story:animal cruelty, dog fighting, bank robbery, car accident, dog fight, death of dog, shooting a dog, abusive brother, zapatista, shot in the heart, gangrene, estranged parent, derelict, wino, television studio, long lost father, interlinked stories, photo booth, wife abuse, rottweiler

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Comedy, Drama

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Three grown prodigies, all with a unique genius of some kind, and their mother are staying at the family household. Their father, Royal had left them long ago, and comes back to make things right with his family.

Themes:divorce, funeral, marriage
Locations:cemetery, hospital
Story:chapter headings, stabbed in the stomach, rat, coffin, ambulance, car crash, extramarital affair, car accident, brother brother relationship, photograph, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, independent film, sex, dog, flashback, blood, death

21 Grams (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

21 Grams (2003)

This is the story of three well-meaning but flawed people: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English emigre; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married homemaker with two young daughters, with hiding a secret past; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to live a law-abiding life and raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will have learnt harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably, forever. (Read More)

Themes:vengeance, drunkenness, drinking, adultery, betrayal, marriage
Locations:hospital
Characters:policeman, doctor
Story:multiple storyline, surgery, nonlinear timeline, ambulance, extramarital affair, car accident, beating, pregnancy, cell phone, telephone call, photograph, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, independent film, two word title, kiss, murder, blood

American Psycho (2000)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.

Themes:rivalry, divorce, drunkenness, drinking, money
Locations:apartment
Characters:policeman
Story:walkman, bum, machismo, surgery, murderer, model, stabbing, ambulance, dead body, car crash, car accident, beating, cell phone, shower, photograph, independent film, two word title, death, kiss, violence

From Hell (2001) is one of the best movies like Amores Perros (2000)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

From Hell (2001)

It is 1888 in London, and the unfortunate poor lead horrifying lives in the city's deadliest slum, Whitechapel. Harassed by gangs and forced to walk the streets for a living, Mary Kelly and her small group of companions trudge on through this daily misery, their only consolation being that things can't get any worse. Yet things somehow do when their friend Ann is kidnapped and they are drawn into a conspiracy with links higher up than they could possibly imagine. The kidnapping is soon followed by the gruesome murder of another woman, Polly, and it becomes apparent that they are being hunted down, one by one. Sinister even by Whitechapel standards, the murder grabs the attention of Inspector Fred Abberline, a brilliant yet troubled man whose police work is often aided by his psychic abilities. Abberline becomes deeply involved with the case, which takes on personal meaning to him when he and Mary begin to fall in love. But as he gets closer to the truth Whitechapel becomes more and more dangerous for Abberline, Mary, and the other girls. Whoever is responsible for the grisly acts is not going to give up his secret without a fight....will they be able to survive the avenging force that has been sent after them from hell? (Read More)

Themes:divorce, funeral, drunkenness, drinking, marriage, kidnapping
Locations:slum, cemetery
Characters:baby, doctor
Story:amputation, head butt, surgery, suspicion, rat, threat, coffin, model, stabbing, dead body, beating, pregnancy, photograph, mother daughter relationship, two word title, fight, death, flashback, violence, kiss

The Departed (2006)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Departed (2006)

In South Boston, the state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Frank Costello. While Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the state police as an informer for the syndicate is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by their double lives, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations they have penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there is a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy - and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save themselves. But is either willing to turn on their friends and comrades they've made during their long stints undercover? This is why The Departed (2006) is one of the best movies like Amores Perros (2000). (Read More)

Themes:robbery, funeral, drunkenness, drinking, betrayal, money
Locations:apartment, cemetery, hospital
Characters:hitman, policeman
Story:rat, bleeding to death, head butt, corrupt cop, coffin, stabbing, ambulance, car crash, extramarital affair, car accident, beating, pregnancy, cell phone, telephone call, shower, photograph, two word title, gun, death, blood

The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Sci-fi, Thriller

The Butterfly Effect (2004)

Evan Treborn grows up in a small town with his single, working mother and his friends. He suffers from memory blackouts where he suddenly finds himself somewhere else, confused. Evan's friends and mother hardly believe him, thinking he makes it up just to get out of trouble. As Evan grows up he has fewer of these blackouts until he seems to have recovered. Since the age of seven he has written a diary of his blackout moments so he can remember what happens. One day at college he starts to read one of his old diaries, and suddenly a flashback hits him like a brick! (Read More)

Themes:funeral
Locations:slum, wheelchair, cemetery, hospital
Characters:baby
Story:dead dog, coffin, nonlinear timeline, stabbing, ambulance, beating, telephone call, shower, father daughter relationship, mother son relationship, flashback, fight, murder, dog, gun, violence, blood, kiss, death

Four Brothers (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Four Brothers (2005)

Four adopted brothers come to avenge their mother's death in what appears to be a random killing in a grocery store robbery. However, the boys' investigation of the death reveals more nefarious activities involving the one brother's business dealings with a notorious local hoodlum. Two cops who are trying to solve the case may also not be what they seem. (Read More)

Themes:vengeance, robbery, funeral, marriage
Locations:cemetery
Story:machismo, car crash, car chase, car accident, brother brother relationship, shower, mother son relationship, fight, death, murder, dog, violence

Legend (2015) is one of the best movies like Amores Perros (2000)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Legend (2015)

The true story of London's most notorious gangsters, twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray. As the brothers rise through the criminal underworld, Ronnie advances the family business with violence and intimidation while Reggie struggles to go legitimate for local girl Frances Shea. In and out of prison, Ronnie's unpredictable tendencies and the slow disintegration of Reggie's marriage threaten to bring the brothers' empire tumbling to the ground. (Read More)

Themes:cruelty, rivalry, funeral, drunkenness, drinking, money, marriage
Locations:cemetery
Characters:policeman
Story:brother in law sister in law relationship, head butt, threat, gambling, stabbing, dead body, beating, brother brother relationship, photograph, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, violence, kiss, murder, blood, gun

War Dogs (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, War

War Dogs (2016)

Two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military - a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government. Based on true events. (Read More)

Themes:funeral, drunkenness, betrayal, money, kidnapping
Locations:apartment, hospital
Characters:baby, nudity
Story:machismo, suspicion, nonlinear timeline, dead body, beating, pregnancy, cell phone, telephone call, photograph, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, fight, flashback

Sin City (2005)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City (2005)

Four tales of crime adapted from Frank Miller's popular comics, focusing around a muscular brute who's looking for the person responsible for the death of his beloved Goldie, a man fed up with Sin City's corrupt law enforcement who takes the law into his own hands after a horrible mistake, a cop who risks his life to protect a girl from a deformed pedophile, and a hitman looking to make a little cash. This is why Sin City (2005) is one of the best movies like Amores Perros (2000). (Read More)

Themes:vengeance, cruelty, betrayal
Locations:hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:bum, amputation, multiple storyline, corrupt cop, nonlinear timeline, assassin, car crash, car accident, beating, cell phone, telephone call, shower, death, two word title, violence, blood, murder

Cidade De Deus (2002)
Crime, Drama

Cidade De Deus (2002)

Brazil, 1960s, City of God. The Tender Trio robs motels and gas trucks. Younger kids watch and learn well...too well. 1970s: Li'l Ze has prospered very well and owns the city. He causes violence and fear as he wipes out rival gangs without mercy. His best friend Bene is the only one to keep him on the good side of sanity. Rocket has watched these two gain power for years, and he wants no part of it. Yet he keeps getting swept up in the madness. All he wants to do is take pictures. 1980s: Things are out of control between the last two remaining gangs...will it ever end? Welcome to the City of God. (Read More)

Themes:robbery, adultery, money, kidnapping
Locations:slum
Characters:policeman
Story:bank robbery, chapter headings, wetting pants, multiple storyline, handheld camera, machismo, nonlinear timeline, car crash, extramarital affair, car accident, telephone call, brother brother relationship, photograph, violence, mother son relationship, fight, kiss, flashback, murder, blood

The Deer Hunter (1978) is one of the best movies like Amores Perros (2000)
Drama, War

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Michael, Steven and Nick are young factory workers from Pennsylvania who enlist into the Army to fight in Vietnam. Before they go, Steven marries the pregnant Angela, and their wedding party also serves as the men's farewell party. After some time and many horrors, the three friends fall in the hands of the Vietcong and are brought to a prison camp in which they are forced to play Russian roulette against each other. Michael makes it possible for them to escape, but they soon get separated again. (Read More)

Themes:funeral, drunkenness, drinking, marriage
Locations:wheelchair, cemetery, hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:betting, rat, coffin, gambling, dead body, animal in title, beating, pregnancy, telephone call, shower, photograph, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, gun, death, kiss, fight, blood, violence

War Of The Worlds (2005)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

War Of The Worlds (2005)

Ray Ferrier (Cruise) is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. When his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie and young daughter Rachel for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm suddenly touches down. What follows is the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it in this contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells seminal classic sci-fi thriller. (Read More)

Themes:divorce, drunkenness, betrayal, kidnapping
Characters:policeman
Story:skateboard, rat, fighting, dead body, car accident, pregnancy, cell phone, telephone call, brother brother relationship, photograph, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, mother son relationship, violence, fight, gun, murder, blood, death

The Dark Knight (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Dark Knight (2008)

Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes" and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes. (Read More)

Themes:rivalry, robbery, funeral, betrayal, money, kidnapping
Locations:apartment, wheelchair, hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:bank robbery, rottweiler, crutches, ex soldier, corrupt cop, threat, ambulance, assassin, car crash, car chase, car accident, beating, cell phone, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, death, dog, blood

John Wick (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick (2014)

After John Wick loses his wife Helen to a terminal illness, he receives a beagle puppy named Daisy from her to help him cope with his grief. Despite John's almost stoic demeanor, he bonds with the puppy and they spend their day driving around in his vintage 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429. At a gas station, he encounters a trio of Russian gangsters whose leader Iosef insists on buying his car, but John repeatedly states that it is not for sale. Frustrated, the mobsters learn where John's home is, knock him unconscious, steal his car, and kill Daisy.

Iosef takes the Mustang to a chop shop to have the VIN changed. Aurelio, the shop's owner, recognizes the car and, upon learning that Iosef stole it from John, punches Iosef before throwing him out of his shop. John visits Aurelio, who identifies Iosef as the son of Viggo Tarasov, the head of the Russian crime syndicate in New York City. Viggo, notified by Aurelio of Iosef's activities, beats and berates Iosef before explaining to him who John Wick is: A famed assassin formerly in Viggo's employ, nicknamed 'Baba Yaga' (A deformed looking old witch, incorrectly translated in the film as Russian for 'Boogeyman'). Previously, when John wanted to retire and marry Helen, Viggo gave him an 'impossible task', implied to involve multiple assassinations in a short period of time. John succeeded, and his efforts were key in establishing the Tarasov syndicate.

Viggo tries to talk John out of seeking retribution, but John refuses. Viggo then sends a twelve-man hit group to John's house, but John kills them all and pays for the bodies and evidence of the attack to be professionally cleaned and removed. An unsurprised Viggo places a $2 million bounty on John's head and personally offers the contract to John's mentor, Marcus, who accepts the offer. John seeks refuge at the Continental Hotel, which caters exclusively to the criminal underworld and permits no assassinations on its premises. Viggo doubles the bounty for those willing to break the rules to kill John at the Continental. Winston, the Continental's owner, tells John that Viggo has Iosef under guard at his nightclub, the Red Circle. John enters the Red Circle and fights through to Iosef, but Viggo's henchman Kirill blindsides John, allowing Iosef to escape.

John retreats to the Continental to heal his injuries. Ms. Perkins, an assassin and former acquaintance, sneaks into John's room to kill him, but Marcus alerts John, allowing him to subdue Perkins. John forces Perkins to reveal the location of Viggo's front, knocks her unconscious, and leaves her with Harry, a fellow assassin, to await punishment. However, Perkins frees herself and kills Harry. John travels to the Little Russia church, which serves as Viggo's front, and destroys Viggo's cache of money and blackmail material. When Viggo and his team arrive, John ambushes them, but is subdued and captured. Viggo taunts John for thinking that he could leave his old life behind. Marcus intervenes again, allowing John to free himself and to kill Kirill before accosting Viggo, who (implied to be tired of his son's behavior) reveals Iosef's location. John then travels to the safe house, killing Iosef and his bodyguards.

Perkins learns that John and Marcus have been in contact and tells Viggo, who has Marcus beaten and tortured before executing him in his home. Viggo calls John to report this, planning to have Perkins ambush him. While waiting for John, Perkins is summoned to a meeting with Winston, who orders her executed for killing Harry on Continental grounds. Winston calls John to inform him that Viggo is planning to escape by helicopter. John races to the harbor helipad, where he kills Viggo's remaining henchmen before engaging Viggo in a battle on the dock. Viggo pulls out a knife, and John allows himself to be stabbed, surprising Viggo. John then disarms Viggo and fatally wounds him. John breaks into a waterfront animal clinic to treat his wound and releases a pit bull puppy scheduled to be euthanized. John and the dog walk home along the boardwalk, where he had his last date with Helen. This is why John Wick (2014) is one of the best movies like Amores Perros (2000).
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Themes:vengeance, cruelty, funeral, betrayal, money
Locations:cemetery, hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:death of dog, bleeding to death, hired killer, stabbed in the stomach, head butt, directorial debut, nonlinear timeline, assassin, car crash, car chase, car accident, beating, cell phone, shower, photograph, two word title, violence, dog, blood, fight

Zodiac (2007) is one of the best movies like Amores Perros (2000)
Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller

Zodiac (2007)

A serial killer in the San Francisco Bay Area taunts police with his letters and cryptic messages. We follow the investigators and reporters in this lightly fictionalized account of the true 1970's case as they search for the murderer, becoming obsessed with the case. Based on Robert Graysmith's book, the movie's focus is the lives and careers of the detectives and newspaper people. (Read More)

Themes:cruelty, divorce, robbery, drunkenness, drinking
Characters:baby, policeman
Story:brother in law sister in law relationship, hired killer, stabbed in the stomach, murderer, stabbing, dead body, telephone call, brother brother relationship, photograph, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, murder, gun, violence, blood, death

Sleepers (1996)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Sleepers (1996)

As children, Lorenzo Carcaterra - Shakes to his friends - Michael Sullivan, Tommy Marcano, and John Reilly were inseparable. They grew up in Hell's Kitchen, a far from perfect neighborhood, one filled as Shakes says with scams and shake downs, but one where the rules were known by its residents. The one adult who they admired was Father Bobby Carelli, who understood them as kids more than most adults and more than he himself would like to admit. In 1967, their lives would change forever when a typical teenage prank went wrong which led to the four of them being sentenced to various terms at Wilkinson Home for Boys, a reformatory. There, they were physically, emotionally and sexually abused primarily by Sean Nokes, the head guard of their cell block, and fellow guards Ralph Ferguson, Henry Addison, and Adam Styler, although there were other caring figures of authority at the home including other guards. Their time at the home affected the four, not all who were able to emerge from the experience to regroup their lives. In their want to forget about the experience, they made a vow not to talk about it either between themselves or with others. Fast forward thirteen years, with Tommy and Johnny being career criminals, Michael an assistant district attorney and Shakes a newspaper writer, their friendship on the surface more loose than it was when they were children. When Tommy and John spot Nokes, it leads to Shakes and Michael banding together to exact revenge not only on Nokes but all four of the guards who abused them. Michael had long mapped out a plan even before Tommy and John saw Nokes, but that sighting and its aftermath alters the plan. Beyond the precarious position Tommy and John place themselves into, Michael has the most to lose even if the plan succeeds. Most of the plan implementation is left to Shakes who has to enlist the machine of Hell's Kitchen, including mob boss King Benny, and their childhood friend, social worker Carol Martinez, who currently is John's girlfriend. Beyond co-opting aging lawyer Danny Snyder, who admits he may not be the best choice as an alcoholic who is no longer near the top of his game, the plan is threatened by a key piece, the need for an unreproachable figure to perjure him or herself, that person who Michael and Shakes hopes will be Father Bobby. Father Bobby, even if he knew of the abuse, may not be able to do his friends this enormous favor of an illegal nature, he who has to balance the morality of the situation in his own mind in deciding what to do. (Read More)

Themes:vengeance, cruelty, robbery, funeral, drunkenness, drinking, adultery, betrayal, marriage
Locations:wheelchair, hospital
Characters:hitman, policeman
Story:wife abuse, rat, coffin, assassin, extramarital affair, beating, pregnancy, telephone call, brother brother relationship, photograph, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, death, flashback, gun, murder, violence, fight

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. (Read More)

Themes:vengeance, robbery, money
Locations:hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:ex soldier, stabbed in the stomach, corrupt cop, threat, assassin, beating, cell phone, shower, photograph, two word title, violence, death, flashback, blood, murder, fight

16 Blocks (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

16 Blocks (2006)

Jack Mosley, a burnt-out detective, is assigned the unenviable task of transporting a fast-talking convict from jail to a courthouse 16 blocks away. However, along the way he learns that the man is supposed to testify against Mosley's colleagues, and the entire NYPD wants him dead. Mosley must choose between loyalty to his colleagues and protecting the witness, and never has such a short distance seemed so long... (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, kidnapping
Characters:policeman
Story:hired killer, corrupt cop, ambulance, assassin, dead body, car crash, car accident, cell phone, telephone call, photograph, violence, death, murder, blood, gun, flashback

Gattaca (1997) is one of the best movies like Amores Perros (2000)
Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Gattaca (1997)

In the not-too-distant future, a less-than-perfect man wants to travel to the stars. Society has categorized Vincent Freeman as less than suitable given his genetic make-up and he has become one of the underclass of humans that are only useful for menial jobs. To move ahead, he assumes the identity of Jerome Morrow, a perfect genetic specimen who is a paraplegic as a result of a car accident. With professional advice, Vincent learns to deceive DNA and urine sample testing. Just when he is finally scheduled for a space mission, his program director is killed and the police begin an investigation, jeopardizing his secret. This is why Gattaca (1997) is one of the best movies like Amores Perros (2000). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, marriage
Locations:wheelchair, hospital
Characters:baby, policeman, doctor
Story:head butt, shaving, surgery, suspicion, nonlinear timeline, car accident, beating, pregnancy, brother brother relationship, shower, photograph, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, murder, death, flashback, blood, kiss, violence

Hitman (2007)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hitman (2007)

A gun-for-hire "Hitman" is a genetically-engineered, elite assassin known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as 'The Organization' is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Eastern Europe. But even 47 couldn't anticipate a "random equation" in his life exactitude: the unexpected stirrings of his conscience and the unfamiliar emotions aroused in him by a mysterious Russian woman. (Read More)

Themes:funeral
Characters:hitman, nudity
Story:breaking and entering, nonlinear timeline, assassin, shower, violence, gun, flashback, death, murder, blood

Monster (2003)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Monster (2003)

The true story of serial killer Aileen Wuernos who was convicted of luring men to their death and eventually executed in 2002. In 1989, she was working as a prostitute and finally makes a friend when she meets and begins a relationship with a young woman, Selby. Determined to straighten out her life, she tries to find legitimate work but with little education and limited social skills, she fails at every turn. She starts working as a hooker hitching rides along the local interstate highway and after robbing a few clients has an encounter with a vicious client whom she kills in self-defense. After that however she just takes to killing clients taking their money and car. Once arrested she claims self-defense but is eventually convicted. (Read More)

Themes:money, robbery, drunkenness, drinking, adultery
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:policeman
Story:threat, dead body, car crash, extramarital affair, car accident, beating, shower, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, kiss, death, murder, sex, gun, blood, violence

Black Mass (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History

Black Mass (2015)

Based on a true story of James "Whitey" Bulger, an Irish Mob godfather and FBI informant who had a "secret trading" deal with his brother, William "Billy" Bulger, a state senator and a Boston public figure, and John Connolly, an FBI agent. They planned to take down the Italian mob and mafia in Boston, which went awry and things turned massively violent. When the credence for each other began fading out, drug dealing, murders, and extortion started to rise, and forced the FBI's Boston office to confirm that Whitey Bulger was one of the most notorious criminals in US history and also one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List criminals. (Read More)

Themes:funeral, drunkenness, betrayal, kidnapping
Locations:cemetery, hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:head butt, machismo, corrupt cop, murderer, suspicion, nonlinear timeline, gambling, car crash, beating, brother brother relationship, photograph, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, independent film, two word title, violence, death, blood, flashback, murder

Heat (1995) is one of the best movies like Amores Perros (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Heat (1995)

Hunters and their prey--Neil and his professional criminal crew hunt to score big money targets (banks, vaults, armored cars) and are, in turn, hunted by Lt. Vincent Hanna and his team of cops in the Robbery/Homicide police division. A botched job puts Hanna onto their trail while they regroup and try to put together one last big 'retirement' score. Neil and Vincent are similar in many ways, including their troubled personal lives. At a crucial moment in his life, Neil disobeys the dictum taught to him long ago by his criminal mentor--'Never have anything in your life that you can't walk out on in thirty seconds flat, if you spot the heat coming around the corner'--as he falls in love. Thus the stage is set for the suspenseful ending.... (Read More)

Themes:robbery, adultery, betrayal, money, marriage
Locations:apartment, hospital
Characters:policeman, doctor
Story:bank robbery, gambling, ambulance, extramarital affair, car accident, cell phone, shower, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, violence, gun, blood, kiss, murder, death

The Lobster (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

The Lobster (2015)

A love story set in a dystopian near future where single people are arrested and transferred to a creepy hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal and released into the woods. This is why The Lobster (2015) is one of the best movies like Amores Perros (2000). (Read More)

Themes:marriage
Characters:policeman, doctor
Story:animal cruelty, animal abuse, dead dog, stabbing, dead body, animal in title, best friend, brother brother relationship, photograph, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, two word title, fight, blood, gun, kiss, murder, dog

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

Marv is unconscious on a highway surrounded by corpses. When he awakes, he has amnesia and tries to recall his last steps from the Kadie's saloon on the Saturday night. He recalls that he found four playboys burning a homeless man alive and defended the poor man. Marv hunts them down and kills the group. The cocky gambler Johnny hits jackpot in slot machines in the Kadie's saloon and invites the waitress Marcie to go with him to play poker game against the powerful Senator Roark. He wins the game and suffers the consequence of his arrogance. The private detective Dwight McCarthy is contacted by his former lover Ava Lord that asks to meet him at the Kadie's saloon. Ava asks him for forgiveness for leaving him to marry the wealthy Damian Lord. However her strong chauffeur Manute takes her home. Dwight snoops around Ava's house but is found and beaten by Manute and the bodyguards. When he returns home, Ava is waiting for him naked in the bed and seduces him again. Then she tells that Damian and Manute torture her and soon she will be killed. Once again Manute takes Ava with him and hits Dwight that invites Marv to help him to rescue Ava. Damian denies the accusation but Dwight beats him to death while Marv tear Manute's eye out. But soon Dwight finds that he was lured by Ava that shoots him. Marv rescues Dwight and takes him to the Old Town where Dwight finds his former lover Gail that helps him to recover while Dwight plots revenge against Ava. (Read More)

Themes:vengeance, drunkenness, betrayal, money
Locations:apartment, cemetery, hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:cutting hair, head butt, corrupt cop, nonlinear timeline, car crash, car chase, extramarital affair, car accident, beating, shower, photograph, violence, murder, flashback, blood, death, fight

Get Out (2017)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Get Out (2017)

Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parent's for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, kidnapping
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:policeman, doctor
Story:shaving, surgery, threat, stabbing, dead body, car crash, best friend, car accident, telephone call, photograph, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, independent film, two word title, kiss, dog, gun, death

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) is one of the best movies like Amores Perros (2000)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal, kidnapping
Locations:apartment, wheelchair
Story:billboard, ex soldier, fighting, car crash, car chase, car accident, beating, pregnancy, photograph, death, dog, blood, violence, fight, flashback, murder

The Judge (2014)
Crime, Drama

The Judge (2014)

Hank Palmer is a successful defense attorney in Chicago, who is getting a divorce. When His brother calls with the news that their mother has died, Hank returns to his childhood home to attend the funeral. Despite the brittle bond between Hank and the Judge, Hank must come to his father's aid and defend him in court. Here, Hank discovers the truth behind the case, which binds together the dysfunctional family and reveals the struggles and secrecy of the family. (Read More)

Themes:funeral, divorce, drunkenness, drinking, adultery, money, marriage
Locations:cemetery, hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:suspicion, coffin, ambulance, dead body, extramarital affair, car accident, pregnancy, brother brother relationship, shower, photograph, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, flashback, death, kiss, murder

Oldeuboi (2003)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Oldeuboi (2003)

Abducted on a rainy night in 1988, the obnoxious drunk, Oh Dae-Su, much to his surprise, wakes up locked in a windowless and dilapidated hotel room, for an unknown reason. There, his invisible and pitiless captors will feed him, clothe him and sedate him to avoid committing suicide, and as his only companion and a window to the world is the TV in his stark cell, the only thing that helps Oh Dae-Su keep going is his daily journal. But then, unexpectedly, after fifteen long years in captivity, the perplexed prisoner is deliberately released, encouraged to track down his tormentor to finally get his retribution. Nevertheless, who would hate Oh Dae-Su so much he would deny him of a quick and clean death? This is why Oldeuboi (2003) is one of the best movies like Amores Perros (2000). (Read More)

Themes:money, drinking, kidnapping
Characters:baby, doctor
Story:animal cruelty, photo album, stabbing, fighting, beating, pregnancy, cell phone, telephone call, shower, photograph, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, dog, flashback, death, violence, blood, kiss, murder

The Nice Guys (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, betrayal, money
Locations:apartment, wheelchair, hospital
Characters:hitman, nudity
Story:hired killer, shaving, machismo, suspicion, ambulance, assassin, car crash, car chase, car accident, beating, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, death, murder, dog, blood, fight, flashback, violence

Traffic (2000) is one of the best movies like Amores Perros (2000)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Traffic (2000)

An intertwined drama about the United States' war on drugs, seen through the eyes of a once conservative judge, now newly-appointed drug czar, his crack-addicted daughter, two DEA agents, a jailed drug kingpin's wife, and a Mexican cop who begins to question his boss's motives.

Themes:funeral, marriage, kidnapping
Characters:hitman
Story:interlinked stories, multiple perspectives, mexico city, multiple storyline, threat, assassin, fighting, pregnancy, cell phone, father daughter relationship, violence, death, murder, flashback

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:betrayal
Characters:hitman, policeman
Story:hired killer, machismo, assassin, car crash, car chase, car accident, cell phone, photograph, violence, dog, fight, flashback, gun, blood, murder, death

Mr. Brooks (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Mr. Brooks (2007)

Earl Brooks is a highly respected businessman and was recently named Portland's Man of the Year. He hides a terrible secret however: he is a serial killer known as the Thumbprint Killer. He has been attending AA meetings and has kept his addiction to killing under control for two years now but his alter ego, Marshall, has re-appeared and is pushing him to kill again. When he does kill a couple while they are making love, he is seen and photographed by someone who also has his own death and murder fetish. In a parallel story, the police detective investigating the murder is having problems of her own. She is going through a messy divorce and a violent criminal who had vowed revenge some years before has escaped from prison and is after her. (Read More)

Themes:divorce, cruelty, marriage, kidnapping
Locations:cemetery, hospital
Characters:policeman, doctor
Story:bleeding to death, wetting pants, breaking and entering, murderer, stabbing, dead body, car accident, pregnancy, cell phone, telephone call, photograph, murder, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, kiss, death, violence, flashback, gun

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

After a car accident, Michelle awakens to find herself in a mysterious bunker with two men named Howard and Emmett. Howard offers her a pair of crutches to help her remain mobile with her leg injury sustained from the car crash and tells her to "get good on those" before leaving the bunker. She has been given the information that there has been an alien attack and the outside world is poisoned. However, Howard and Emmett's intentions soon become questionable and Michelle is faced with a question: Is it better in here or out there? This is why 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) is one of the best movies like Amores Perros (2000). (Read More)

Themes:betrayal, kidnapping
Locations:apartment
Story:car accident, crutches, directorial debut, suspicion, threat, dead body, car crash, cell phone, telephone call, shower, photograph, murder, death, gun, blood, flashback

Bad Boys (1995) is one of the best movies like Amores Perros (2000)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Bad Boys (1995)

Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate matters, in order to get the assistance of the sole witness to a murder, they have to pretend to be each other. (Read More)

Themes:robbery, money, marriage
Locations:apartment, wheelchair
Story:machismo, corrupt cop, directorial debut, fighting, car crash, best friend, car chase, car accident, cell phone, murder, husband wife relationship, dog, death, violence, kiss, blood, gun, fight

2 Guns (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

2 Guns (2013)

Robert Trench, an undercover DEA agent, takes advantage of gunman Michael Stigman's idea to rob a bank to bust him and a mob boss. However, it proves too successful with much more money seized than anticipated with Trench's forces not stopping the getaway. Complicating things still more, Stigman turns out to be a Naval Intelligence agent who shoots Trench and takes the money. The interservice debacle suddenly finds Trench and Stigman in a bloody web of corrupt clandestine rivalries as they are hunted, blackmailed and isolated for the money on both sides of the law. Now, the fugitives must work together to find a way out of this situation with no one to turn to but themselves. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal, money, kidnapping
Locations:apartment
Story:bank robbery, animal abuse, nonlinear timeline, assassin, dead body, car crash, car chase, car accident, beating, cell phone, brother brother relationship, two word title, blood, violence, dog, flashback, murder, death

Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

A "story inside a story," in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called "Nocturnal Animals," which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself. (Read More)

Themes:divorce, robbery, drunkenness, marriage, kidnapping
Characters:nudity
Story:murderer, nonlinear timeline, car chase, extramarital affair, car accident, cell phone, shower, photograph, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, independent film, violence, gun, death, blood, murder, flashback

La Piel Que Habito (2011)
Drama, Thriller

La Piel Que Habito (2011)

In honor of his late wife who died in a flaming car accident, scientist, Dr. Robert Ledgard, is trying to synthesize the perfect skin which can withstand burns, cuts or any other kind of damage. As he gets closer to perfecting this skin on his flawless patient, the scientific community starts growing skeptical and his past is revealed that shows how his patient is closely linked to tragic events he would like to forget. (Read More)

Themes:funeral, drinking, betrayal, kidnapping
Locations:cemetery
Story:surgery, nonlinear timeline, car crash, car chase, car accident, father daughter relationship, mother son relationship, flashback, death, kiss, murder, blood, fight

Logan (2017) is one of the best movies like Amores Perros (2000)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. This is why Logan (2017) is one of the best movies like Amores Perros (2000). (Read More)

Themes:funeral, drunkenness, betrayal, money, kidnapping
Locations:wheelchair, cemetery, hospital
Characters:doctor, nudity
Story:hired killer, assassin, fighting, car crash, car chase, car accident, beating, cell phone, photograph, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, murder, dog, fight, gun, blood, violence, death

Taken 2 (2012)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Taken 2 (2012)

The retired CIA agent Bryan Mills invites his teenage daughter Kim and his ex-wife Lenore, who has separated from her second husband, to spend a couple of days in Istanbul where he is working. Meanwhile, the patriarch of the community of the Albanian gang of human trafficking, Murad Krasniqi, seeks revenge for the death of his son and organizes another gang to kidnap Bryan and his family. Bryan and Lenore are abducted by the Albanians, but Kim escapes and is the only hope that Bryan has to escape and save Lenore. (Read More)

Themes:divorce, funeral, betrayal, kidnapping
Locations:cemetery
Story:bleeding to death, corrupt cop, coffin, stabbing, car crash, car chase, beating, cell phone, telephone call, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, death, violence, murder, flashback, gun

Raging Bull (1980)
Biography, Drama, Sport

Raging Bull (1980)

When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his family's love, something always seems to come between them. Perhaps it's his violent bouts of paranoia and jealousy. This kind of rage helped make him a champ, but in real life, he winds up in the ring alone. (Read More)

Themes:divorce, drunkenness
Story:brother in law sister in law relationship, bum, machismo, animal in title, extramarital affair, beating, telephone call, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, violence, blood, fight

Secret Window (2004)
Mystery, Thriller

Secret Window (2004)

Mort Rainey is a successful writer going through a rather unfriendly divorce from his wife of ten years, Amy. Alone and bitter in his cabin, he continues to work on his writing when a stranger named John Shooter shows up on his doorstep, claiming Rainey stole his story. Mort says he can prove the story belongs to him and not Shooter, but while Mort digs around for the magazine which published the story in question years ago, things begin to happen around Shooter. Mort's dog dies, people begin to die, and his divorce proceedings with Amy continue to get uglier. It seems that Shooter has Mort over a barrel, but perhaps Mort has his own ideas on how to resolve all the problems that plague him lately. (Read More)

Themes:divorce, drunkenness, drinking, adultery, marriage
Characters:policeman
Story:animal cruelty, dead dog, rat, suspicion, threat, stabbing, dead body, extramarital affair, telephone call, husband wife relationship, flashback, dog, death, murder, blood, fight, gun

Body Of Lies (2008) is one of the best movies like Amores Perros (2000)
Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War

Body Of Lies (2008)

Roger Ferris is a CIA operative in the Middle East; Ed Hoffman is his control at Langley. Cynicism is everywhere. In Amman, Roger works with Hani Salaam, Jordan's head of security, whose only dictum is "Don't lie to me." The Americans are in pursuit of a cleric who leads a group placing bombs all over Europe. When Hani rebukes Ed's demand that Jordan allow the Americans to use one of Jordan's double agents, Roger and Ed hatch a plan to bring the cleric to them. The plan is complicated by its being a secret from Hani and by Roger's attraction to a local nurse. Satellites and cell phones, bodies and lies: modern warfare. (Read More)

Themes:divorce, drinking, betrayal, money, kidnapping
Locations:hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:surgery, stabbing, dead body, car crash, car chase, beating, cell phone, telephone call, brother brother relationship, photograph, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, violence, dog, flashback, gun, blood, murder

Baby Driver (2017)
Action, Crime, Music, Thriller

Baby Driver (2017)

Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Deborah, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music? This is why Baby Driver (2017) is one of the best movies like Amores Perros (2000). (Read More)

Themes:robbery, betrayal, money
Locations:apartment, wheelchair
Characters:baby
Story:bank robbery, corrupt cop, car crash, car chase, car accident, beating, cell phone, photograph, husband wife relationship, two word title, death, blood, flashback, gun, violence, kiss, murder

Hell Or High Water (2016)
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western

Hell Or High Water (2016)

In Texas, after the death of his mother, the unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard is losing his ranch to the Texas Midlands Bank. Toby is divorced from his wife who lives with their two sons. When his brother Tanner Howard is released from the prison, they team up to rob agencies of the Texas Midlands Bank to raise money to pay the loan so that Toby may leave the real estate to his sons. Meanwhile the Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton who is near retirement and his Indian descendant partner Alberto Parker try to anticipate the next move of the thieves. (Read More)

Themes:robbery, drunkenness, drinking, betrayal, money
Story:bank robbery, billboard, gambling, car crash, car chase, car accident, cell phone, brother brother relationship, mother son relationship, independent film, violence, death, dog, blood, gun, murder

8mm (1999)
Mystery, Thriller

8mm (1999)

A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, Welles relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town private eye. (Read More)

Themes:cruelty, betrayal, money, kidnapping
Locations:wheelchair, cemetery, hospital
Characters:baby
Story:stabbed in the stomach, threat, ambulance, beating, cell phone, telephone call, photograph, husband wife relationship, sex, death, fight, blood, gun, murder, violence

North By Northwest (1959) is one of the best movies like Amores Perros (2000)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

North By Northwest (1959)

Madison Avenue advertising man Roger Thornhill finds himself thrust into the world of spies when he is mistaken for a man by the name of George Kaplan. Foreign spy Philip Vandamm and his henchman Leonard try to eliminate him but when Thornhill tries to make sense of the case, he is framed for murder. Now on the run from the police, he manages to board the 20th Century Limited bound for Chicago where he meets a beautiful blond, Eve Kendall, who helps him to evade the authorities. His world is turned upside down yet again when he learns that Eve isn't the innocent bystander he thought she was. Not all is as it seems however, leading to a dramatic rescue and escape at the top of Mt. Rushmore. (Read More)

Themes:divorce, drunkenness, betrayal, kidnapping
Locations:hospital
Characters:policeman
Story:breaking and entering, shaving, suspicion, stabbing, assassin, car chase, car accident, telephone call, shower, photograph, murder, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, kiss, death, fight, gun, sex

Cloud Atlas (2012)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi

Cloud Atlas (2012)

Everything is connected: an 1849 diary of an ocean voyage across the Pacific; letters from a composer to his lover; a thriller about a conspiracy at a nuclear power plant; a farce about a publisher in a nursing home; a rebellious clone in futuristic Korea; and the tale of a tribe living on post-apocalyptic Hawaii far in the future. (Read More)

Themes:drinking, money
Characters:hitman, policeman, doctor
Story:shooting a dog, multiple storyline, nonlinear timeline, stabbing, fighting, dead body, car crash, cell phone, telephone call, brother brother relationship, photograph, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, independent film, two word title, dog, flashback, death, gun, blood

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