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Black Swan (2010)
Drama, Thriller

Black Swan (2010)

Nina (Portman) is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica (Hershey) who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side - a recklessness that threatens to destroy her. (Read More)

Themes:madness, dance, insanity, guilt, paranoia, obsession, drunkenness, fear, drinking, jealousy, drugs, surrealism
Locations:nightclub, bar, hospital
Characters:dancer, artist, fingering, masturbation
Story:swan lake, ballerina, ballet, woman moaning from pleasure, moaning woman, woman moaning, lipstick on mirror, ballet dancer, dance audition, animal metamorphosis, ballet shoes, death on stage, woman wearing towel, theatre audience, woman smoker, woman in bathtub, mirror does not reflect reality, breaking a mirror, looking at self in mirror, dance show

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:madness, insanity, paranoia, drunkenness, fear, drinking, jealousy, drugs
Locations:nightclub, bar
Story:woman in bathtub, black panties, disturbed individual, ambiguous ending, rage, female removes her clothes, scantily clad female, mental illness, stabbed to death, woman, drug use, cleavage, f word, manhattan new york city, voyeur, lingerie, taxi, mirror, corpse, panties

Secretary (2002)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Secretary (2002)

An emotionally fragile woman recently released from a mental hospital for self mutilation goes to school to gain secretarial skills to gain employment. She has an alcoholic father and a co-dependent mother who are clueless as to who she really is which a tormented soul who really wants to find something with which she can find success. She is a great secretary and finds a job with a unique, old fashioned, but off center in charge boss with a somewhat sadistic sexual proclivity. She grows and evolves and so does he. (Read More)

Themes:obsession, drunkenness, fear, drinking
Locations:hospital
Characters:dancer, masturbation
Story:woman moaning, woman in bathtub, looking at self in mirror, panties pulled down, white panties, applying makeup, applause, moaning, pain, scantily clad female, mental illness, toilet, woman, cleavage, taxi, mirror, panties, title spoken by character, dancing, cigarette smoking

Lolita (1997)
Drama, Romance

Lolita (1997)

Humbert Humbert, a British professor coming to the US to teach, rents a room in Charlotte Haze's house, but only after he sees her 14-year-old daughter, Dolores (Lolita), to whom he is immediately attracted. Though he hates the mother, he marries her as this is the only way to be close to the girl, who will prove to be too mature for her age. They start a journey together, trying to hide they're not just (step)father and daughter, throughout the country, being followed by someone whom Humbert first suspects to be from the police. The profound jealousy, and maybe some guilt from the forbidden love, seem slowly to drive the man emotionally labile. (Read More)

Themes:guilt, obsession, drunkenness, drinking, jealousy
Locations:hospital
Characters:dancer
Story:black panties, white panties, ballerina, self destructiveness, lipstick, backstage, nipples visible through clothing, female removes her clothes, hit by a car, scantily clad female, toilet, cleavage, voyeur, slow motion scene, panties, dancing, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, blood, kiss

Basic Instinct (1992) is one of the best movies like Black Swan (2010)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Basic Instinct (1992)

A former rock star, Johnny Boz, is brutally killed during sex, and the case is assigned to detective Nick Curran of the SFPD. During the investigation, Nick meets Catherine Tramell, a crime novelist who was Boz's girlfriend when he died. Catherine proves to be a very clever and manipulative woman, and though Nick is more or less convinced that she murdered Boz, he is unable to find any evidence. Later, when Nilsen, Nick's rival in the police, is killed, Nick suspects of Catherine's involvement in it. He then starts to play a dangerous lust-filled mind game with Catherine to nail her, but as their relationship progresses, the body count rises and contradicting evidences force Nick to start questioning his own suspicions about Catherine's guilt. (Read More)

Themes:guilt, paranoia, obsession, drunkenness, jealousy
Locations:nightclub
Story:woman moaning from pleasure, moaning woman, woman moaning, woman smoker, woman, panties pulled down, black panties, stabbed in the face, nipples visible through clothing, strong female character, female removes her clothes, moaning, hit by a car, scantily clad female, cleavage, f word, voyeur, panties, surprise ending, lesbian kiss

La Pianiste (2001)
Drama, Music, Romance

La Pianiste (2001)

Erika Kohut is a pianist, teaching music. Schubert and Schumann are her forte, but she's not quite at concert level. She's approaching middle age, living with her mother who is domineering then submissive; Erika is a victim then combative. With her students she is severe. She visits a sex shop to watch DVDs; she walks a drive-in theater to stare at couples having sex. Walter is a self-assured student with some musical talent; he auditions for her class and is forthright in his attraction to her. She responds coldly then demands he let her lead. Next she changes the game with a letter, inviting him into her fantasies. How will he respond; how does sex have power over our other faculties? This is why La Pianiste (2001) is one of the best movies like Black Swan (2010). (Read More)

Themes:madness, obsession, fear, jealousy
Characters:masturbation
Story:theatre audience, white panties, domineering mother, self destructiveness, rehearsal, self mutilation, rage, audition, pain, theatre, mental illness, toilet, cleavage, panties, cult film, sex scene, blood, kiss

Dressed To Kill (1980)
Mystery, Thriller

Dressed To Kill (1980)

While taking a shower, Kate Miller, a middle-aged, sexually frustrated New York City housewife, has a rape fantasy while her husband stands at the sink shaving. Later that day, after complaining to her psychiatrist Dr. Robert Elliott about her husband's pathetic performance in bed, she meets a strange man at a museum and returns to his apartment where they continue an adulterous encounter that began in the taxicab. Before she leaves his apartment, she finds papers which certify that the man has a venereal disease. Panicked, Kate rushes into the elevator, but has to return to his apartment when she realizes she's forgotten her wedding ring. When the elevator doors open, she's brutally slashed to death by a tall blonde woman wearing dark sunglasses. Liz Blake, a high-class call girl, is the only witness to the murder and she becomes the prime suspect and the murderess's next target. Liz is rescued from being killed by Kate's son Peter, who enlists the help of Liz to catch his mother's killer as Detective Marino who's in charge of the case is uncooperative in the investigation. (Read More)

Themes:guilt, paranoia, obsession, fear, drinking, jealousy
Story:panties pulled down, black panties, white panties, giallo esque, disturbed individual, sexual repression, female removes her clothes, scantily clad female, mental illness, subway, woman, cleavage, voyeur, hallucination, lingerie, taxi, mirror, panties, surprise ending, cult film

La Vie D'adele (2013)
Drama, Romance

La Vie D'adele (2013)

Adele is a high school student who is beginning to explore herself as a woman. She dates men but finds no satisfaction with them sexually, and is rejected by a female friend who she does desire. She dreams of something more. She meets Emma who is a free spirited girl whom Adele's friends reject due to her sexuality, and by association most begin to reject Adele. Her relationship with Emma grows into more than just friends as she is the only person with whom she can express herself openly. Together, Adele and Emma explore social acceptance, sexuality, and the emotional spectrum of their maturing relationship. (Read More)

Characters:artist, fingering, masturbation
Story:woman moaning from pleasure, moaning woman, woman moaning, panties pulled down, white panties, fingering vagina, sexual awakening, explicit sex, moaning, scantily clad female, no opening credits, lesbian cunnilingus, woman, cleavage, color in title, painting, female protagonist, panties, lesbian kiss, cigarette smoking

Short Cuts (1993) is one of the best movies like Black Swan (2010)
Comedy, Drama

Short Cuts (1993)

While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation a group of Los Angeles lives intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. Whilst they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, they also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away, even on a fishing trip. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, jealousy
Locations:nightclub, bar, hospital
Characters:artist
Story:theatre audience, panties pulled down, black panties, white panties, female removes her clothes, hit by a car, scantily clad female, drug use, cleavage, lingerie, vomiting, corpse, labia, panties, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, blood, murder

De Rouille Et D'os (2012)
Drama, Romance

De Rouille Et D'os (2012)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, jealousy
Locations:nightclub, hospital
Characters:dancer
Story:woman moaning from pleasure, moaning woman, woman moaning, black panties, nipples visible through clothing, applause, moaning, pain, cleavage, f word, slow motion scene, tattoo, dancing, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, sex scene, kiss, blood

Odishon (1999)
Drama, Horror, Mystery

Odishon (1999)

In Tokyo, Shigeharu Aoyama is a widower that grieves the loss of his wife and raises his son Shigehiko Aoyama alone. Seven years later, the teenage Shigehiko asks why his middle-aged father does not remarry and Shigeharu meets his friend Yasuhisa Yoshikawa, who is a film producer, and tells his intention. However, Shigeharu has difficulties to approach to available women to date and Yasuhisa decide to organize a sham audition for casting the lead actress for the fake movie. They receive several portfolios of candidates and Shigeharu becomes obsessed by the gorgeous Asami Yamazaki. Despite the advice of the experienced Yasuhisa, Shigeharu calls Asami to date and he falls for her. But who is the mysterious Asami? This is why Odishon (1999) is one of the best movies like Black Swan (2010). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, obsession, fear, drinking, surrealism
Locations:bar, hospital
Characters:dancer
Story:ballet dancer, ballet shoes, audition, bleeding, ballerina, self destructiveness, ballet, pain, woman, drug use, hallucination, vomiting, mirror, panties, cult film, title spoken by character, dancing, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, murder

Sleeping With Other People (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Themes:obsession, dance, fear, drinking, jealousy
Locations:bar, hospital
Characters:dancer, fingering, masturbation
Story:scantily clad female, subway, toilet, woman, drug use, cleavage, f word, manhattan new york city, voyeur, lingerie, taxi, vomiting, slow motion scene, panties, title spoken by character, dancing, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, f rated, kiss

Synecdoche, New York (2008) is one of the best movies like Black Swan (2010)
Comedy, Drama

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

Theater director Caden Cotard is mounting a new play. Fresh off of a successful production of Death of a Salesman, he has traded in the suburban blue-hairs and regional theater of Schenectady for the cultured audiences and bright footlights of Broadway. Armed with a MacArthur grant and determined to create a piece of brutal realism and honesty, something into which he can put his whole self, he gathers an ensemble cast into a warehouse in Manhattan's theater district. He directs them in a celebration of the mundane, instructing each to live out their constructed lives in a small mock-up of the city outside. As the city inside the warehouse grows, Caden's own life veers wildly off the tracks. The shadow of his ex-wife Adele, a celebrated painter who left him years ago for Germany's art scene, sneers at him from every corner. Somewhere in Berlin, his daughter Olive is growing up under the questionable guidance of Adele's friend, Maria. He's helplessly driving his marriage to actress Claire into the ground. Sammy Barnathan, the actor Caden has hired to play himself within the play, is a bit too perfect for the part, and is making it difficult for Caden to revive his relationship with the alluringly candid Hazel. Meanwhile, his therapist, Madeline Gravis, is better at plugging her best-seller than she is at counselling him. His second daughter, Ariel, is disabled. And a mysterious condition is systematically shutting down each of his autonomic functions, one by one. As the years rapidly pass, Caden buries himself deeper into his masterpiece. Populating the cast and crew with doppelgangers, he steadily blurs the line between the world of the play and that of his own deteriorating reality. As he pushes the limits of his relationships, both personally and professionally, a change in creative direction arrives in Millicent Weems, a celebrated theater actress who may offer Caden the break he needs. (Read More)

Themes:insanity, obsession, surrealism
Locations:nightclub, bar, hospital
Characters:artist
Story:theatre audience, black panties, white panties, rehearsal, applause, stage, female removes her clothes, audition, pain, theatre, scantily clad female, toilet, woman, cleavage, f word, manhattan new york city, voyeur, panties, cult film, tattoo

Candy (2006)
Drama, Romance

Candy (2006)

This story is a narration from an Australian man who falls in love with two kinds of Candy: a woman of the same name and heroin. The narrator changes from a smart-aleck to someone trying to find a vein to inject, while Candy changes from an actress, call girl, streetwalker, and then a madwoman. Starting in Sydney, the two eventually end up in Melbourne to go clean, but they fail. This leads them to turn to finding money and heroin, while other posessions and attachments become unimportant. (Read More)

Themes:madness, drinking, drugs
Locations:hospital
Characters:artist
Story:pink panties, ecstasy, self destructiveness, female removes her clothes, pain, scantily clad female, mental illness, woman, drug use, cleavage, vomiting, painting, mirror, panties, surprise ending, tattoo, title spoken by character, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, kiss

High-rise (2015)
Drama

High-rise (2015)

Class struggle becomes all too real as a young doctor moves into a modern apartment block in suburban 1975 London. Drugs, drink & debauchery dissolve into murder, mayhem and misogyny in this pseudo-post-apocalyptic breakdown of societal norms.

Themes:insanity, paranoia, drunkenness, drinking, drugs, surrealism
Characters:dancer
Story:garbage chute, applying makeup, dystopia, character repeating someone else's dialogue, dream sequence, no opening credits, stabbed to death, f word, painting, falling from height, slow motion scene, mirror, corpse, title spoken by character, dancing, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, murder, kiss, blood

Irreversible (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Irreversible (2002)

Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her boyfriend and ex-lover take matters into their own hands by hiring two criminals to help them find the rapist so that they can exact revenge. A simultaneously beautiful and terrible examination of the destructive nature of cause and effect, and how time destroys everything. This is why Irreversible (2002) is one of the best movies like Black Swan (2010). (Read More)

Themes:madness, paranoia, drinking, drugs
Locations:bar
Characters:dancer, masturbation
Story:panties pulled down, white panties, nipples visible through clothing, subway, woman, drug use, cleavage, voyeur, taxi, slow motion scene, mirror, panties, cult film, dancing, cigarette smoking, kiss, murder, blood

Eyes Wide Shut (1999) is one of the best movies like Black Swan (2010)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

After his wife, Alice, tells him about her sexual fantasies, William Harford sets out for a night of sexual adventure. After several less than successful encounters, he meets an old friend, Nick Nightingale - now a musician - who tells him of strange sex parties when he is required to play the piano blindfolded. All the men at the party are costumed and wear masks while the women are all young and beautiful. Harford manages to find an appropriate costume and heads out to the party. Once there, however, he is warned by someone who recognizes him, despite the mask, that he is in great danger. He manages to extricate himself but the threats prove to be quite real and sinister. (Read More)

Themes:guilt, paranoia, obsession, dance, drunkenness, fear, drinking, jealousy, drugs
Locations:nightclub
Characters:dancer
Story:looking at self in mirror, panties pulled down, black panties, white panties, lynchian, nipples visible through clothing, female removes her clothes, scantily clad female, no opening credits, lesbian cunnilingus, toilet, drug use, cleavage, manhattan new york city, voyeur, hallucination, lingerie, taxi, mirror, panties

Private Parts (1997)
Biography, Comedy, Drama

Private Parts (1997)

Having always wanted to be a disc-jockey, Howard Stern works his way painfully from radio at his 1970's college to a Detroit station. It is with a move to Washington that he hits on an outrageous off-the-wall style that catches audience attention. Despite his on-air blue talk, at home he is a loving husband. He needs all the support he can get when he joins NBC in New York and comes up against a very different vision of radio. (Read More)

Characters:masturbation
Story:woman moaning from pleasure, moaning woman, woman moaning, woman in bathtub, panties pulled down, white panties, female removes her clothes, moaning, scantily clad female, cleavage, vomiting, panties, cult film, new york city, two word title

The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Devil's Advocate (1997)

Kevin Lomax, a ruthless young Florida attorney that never lost a case, is recruited by the most powerful law firm in the world. In spite of his mother's disagreement, which compares New York City to Babylon, he accepts the offer and the money that comes along. But soon, his wife starts feeling homesick as she witnesses devilish apparitions. However, Kevin is sinking in his new cases and pays less and less attention to his wife. His boss and mentor, John Milton, seems to always know how to overcome every problem and that just freaks Kevin right off. (Read More)

Themes:insanity, guilt, obsession, fear
Locations:nightclub, bar, hospital
Characters:dancer
Story:panties pulled down, black panties, white panties, groping, ambiguous ending, rage, female removes her clothes, hit by a car, scantily clad female, mental illness, subway, manhattan new york city, voyeur, hallucination, painting, slow motion scene, mirror, panties, surprise ending, cult film

Filth (2013)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Filth (2013)

Scheming Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy), a bigoted and corrupt policeman, is in line for a promotion and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Enlisted to solve a brutal murder and threatened by the aspirations of his colleagues, including Ray Lennox (Jamie Bell), Bruce sets about ensuring their ruin, right under the nose of unwitting Chief Inspector Toal. As he turns his colleagues against one another by stealing their wives and exposing their secrets, Bruce starts to lose himself in a web of deceit that he can no longer control. His past is slowly catching up with him, and a missing wife, a crippling drug habit and suspicious colleagues start to take their toll on his sanity. The question is: can he keep his grip on reality long enough to disentangle himself from the filth? (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:nightclub
Characters:masturbation
Story:woman moaning from pleasure, moaning woman, woman moaning, ecstasy, strong female character, moaning, character repeating someone else's dialogue, hallucination, vomiting, slow motion scene, title spoken by character, cigarette smoking, murder

Hable Con Ella (2002) is one of the best movies like Black Swan (2010)
Drama, Mystery, Romance

Hable Con Ella (2002)

After a chance encounter at a theater, two men, Benigno and Marco, meet at a private clinic where Benigno works. Lydia, Marco's girlfriend and a bullfighter by profession, has been gored and is in a coma. It so happens that Benigno is looking after another woman in a coma, Alicia, a young ballet student. The lives of the four characters will flow in all directions, past, present and future, dragging all of them towards an unsuspected destiny. This is why Hable Con Ella (2002) is one of the best movies like Black Swan (2010). (Read More)

Themes:obsession, fear
Locations:bar, hospital
Characters:dancer
Story:white panties, ballerina, nipples visible through clothing, ballet, stage, theatre, hit by a car, scantily clad female, dream sequence, woman, voyeur, taxi, slow motion scene, panties, blood

Enter The Void (2009)
Drama, Fantasy

Enter The Void (2009)

Tokyo's nasty underside, seen primarily through the eyes of Oscar, a heavy drug user, whose sister Linda is a stripper. Oscar also has flashbacks to his childhood when trauma upends the siblings. Oscar's drug-fed hallucinations alter Tokyo's already-disconcerting nights, and after the police shoot him, he can float above and look down: on his sister's sorrow, on the rooms of a love hotel, and on life at even a molecular level. The spectrum's colors can be beautiful; it's people's colorless lives that can be ugly. And what of afterlife, is there more than a void? (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, fear, jealousy, drugs, surrealism
Locations:bar, hospital
Characters:dancer, fingering
Story:looking at self in mirror, explicit sex, dressing room, backstage, moaning, toilet, drug use, f word, hallucination, taxi, painting, mirror, corpse, panties, cult film, dancing, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, blood, kiss

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:paranoia, fear, jealousy
Locations:bar
Story:dressing room, self mutilation, character repeating someone else's dialogue, hit by a car, no opening credits, subway, stabbed to death, f word, manhattan new york city, painting, falling from height, slow motion scene, mirror, corpse, surprise ending, new york city, cigarette smoking, murder, blood

Crank (2006)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Crank (2006)

When the hit-man Chev Chelios is poisoned by the criminal Verona, his friend and doctor Miles advises him that he must keep his adrenaline levels elevated to stay alive. Chev meets his girlfriend Eve and together they look for Verona to kill him.

Locations:hospital
Story:woman moaning from pleasure, moaning woman, woman moaning, white panties, nipples visible through clothing, moaning, scantily clad female, cleavage, voyeur, hallucination, taxi, falling from height, panties, surprise ending, cult film, lesbian kiss, tattoo, title spoken by character, blood

Swimming Pool (2003) is one of the best movies like Black Swan (2010)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Swimming Pool (2003)

Sarah Morton is a famous British mystery author. Tired of London and seeking inspiration for her new novel, she accepts an offer from her publisher John Bosload to stay at his home in Luberon, in the South of France. It is the off-season, and Sarah finds that the beautiful country locale and unhurried pace is just the tonic for her--until late one night, when John's indolent and insouciant French daughter Julie unexpectedly arrives. Sarah's prim and steely English reserve is jarred by Julie's reckless, sexually charged lifestyle. Their interactions set off an increasingly unsettling series of events, as Sarah's creative process and a possible real-life murder begin to blend dangerously together. (Read More)

Themes:obsession, dance, drinking, jealousy, drugs, surrealism
Characters:masturbation
Story:woman in bathtub, eating disorder, ambiguous ending, moaning, scantily clad female, subway, cleavage, voyeur, lingerie, panties, surprise ending, dancing, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, two word title, sex scene, murder, blood, kiss

Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)
Drama, Romance

Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)

An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated. This is why Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986) is one of the best movies like Black Swan (2010). (Read More)

Themes:obsession, drinking
Locations:bar
Characters:artist, dancer, masturbation
Story:white panties, self destructiveness, sexual awakening, camera shot of feet, nipples visible through clothing, female removes her clothes, pain, scantily clad female, woman, cleavage, manhattan new york city, lingerie, taxi, mirror, panties, cult film, new york city, dancing, mother daughter relationship, sex scene

Wanted (2008)
Action, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller

Wanted (2008)

A young man finds out his long lost father is an assassin. When his father is murdered, the son is recruited into his father's old organization and trained by a man named Sloan to follow in his dad's footsteps.

Themes:surrealism
Story:woman moaning from pleasure, moaning woman, woman moaning, rage, strong female character, moaning, hit by a car, no opening credits, woman, taxi, falling from height, slow motion scene, female protagonist, corpse, surprise ending, cult film, tattoo, title spoken by character, sex scene, murder

The Girl On The Train (2016)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Girl On The Train (2016)

The Girl on the Train is the story of Rachel Watson's life post-divorce. Every day, she takes the train in to work in New York, and every day the train passes by her old house. The house she lived in with her husband, who still lives there, with his new wife and child. As she attempts to not focus on her pain, she starts watching a couple who live a few houses down -- Megan and Scott Hipwell. She creates a wonderful dream life for them in her head, about how they are a perfect happy family. And then one day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking, filling her with rage. The next day, she wakes up with a horrible hangover, various wounds and bruises, and no memory of the night before. She has only a feeling: something bad happened. Then come the TV reports: Megan Hipwell is missing. Rachel becomes invested in the case and trying to find out what happened to Megan, where she is, and what exactly she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, drunkenness, fear, drinking, jealousy
Locations:bar
Characters:artist, masturbation
Story:lipstick on mirror, rage, woman in bathtub, breaking a mirror, knocked out, pain, no opening credits, stabbed to death, woman, f word, voyeur, hallucination, painting, slow motion scene, female protagonist, corpse, panties, surprise ending, new york city, mother daughter relationship

Chopper (2000) is one of the best movies like Black Swan (2010)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Chopper (2000)

Chopper tells the intense story of Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a murder sentence in prison. His book, From the Inside, upon which the film is based, was a best-seller.

Themes:paranoia, drinking, jealousy
Locations:nightclub, bar
Characters:dancer
Story:self destructiveness, self mutilation, slow motion, drug use, vomiting, cult film, tattoo, dancing, murder, blood

Almost Famous (2000)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music

Almost Famous (2000)

William Miller is a 15-year-old kid hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming-of-age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.

Themes:guilt, dance, drunkenness, drinking, drugs
Locations:bar
Story:white panties, domineering mother, stage, female removes her clothes, scantily clad female, drug use, cleavage, f word, voyeur, vomiting, panties, lesbian kiss, new york city, dancing, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, kiss

Mulholland Dr. (2001)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Mulholland Dr. (2001)

A bright-eyed young actress travels to Hollywood, only to be ensnared in a dark conspiracy involving a woman who was nearly murdered, and now has amnesia because of a car crash. Eventually, both women are pulled into a psychotic illusion involving a dangerous blue box, a director named Adam Kesher, and the mysterious night club Silencio. This is why Mulholland Dr. (2001) is one of the best movies like Black Swan (2010). (Read More)

Themes:guilt, jealousy, surrealism
Locations:nightclub
Characters:dancer
Story:woman, bechdel test passed, doppelganger, nipples visible through clothing, audition, mental illness, hallucination, taxi, female protagonist, corpse, panties, surprise ending, cult film, lesbian kiss, title spoken by character, cigarette smoking, two word title, f rated, murder

Fish Tank (2009)
Drama

Fish Tank (2009)

Mia, an aggressive fifteen-year-old girl, lives on an Essex estate with her tarty mother, Joanne, and precocious little sister Tyler. She has been thrown out of school and is awaiting admission to a referrals unit and spends her days aimlessly. She begins an uneasy friendship with Joanne's slick boyfriend, Connor, who encourages her one interest, dancing. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking
Characters:dancer
Story:dance audition, looking at self in mirror, white panties, applying makeup, ambiguous ending, audition, voyeur, animal in title, slow motion scene, mirror, panties, tattoo, dancing, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, f rated, kiss

Femme Fatale (2002) is one of the best movies like Black Swan (2010)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Femme Fatale (2002)

The thief Laurie Ash steals the expensive diamond jewel called 'Eye of the Serpent' in an audacious heist during an exhibition in Cannes 2001 Festival. She double-crosses her partners and is mistakenly taken as Lily, a woman who lost her husband and son in an accident and is missing since then, by an ordinary family. One day, while having bath in Lily's bathtub, Lily comes back home and commits suicide. Laurie assumes definitely Lily's identity, goes to America where she marries a rich man, who becomes the Ambassador of USA in France. When Laurie returns to France, her past haunts her. (Read More)

Themes:guilt, paranoia
Locations:bar
Characters:artist
Story:woman, black panties, stage, scantily clad female, dream sequence, cleavage, voyeur, lingerie, falling from height, female protagonist, corpse, panties, surprise ending, cult film, lesbian kiss, cigarette smoking, f rated, blood, murder, kiss

Adoration (2013)
Drama, Romance

Adoration (2013)

Lil ('Naomi Watts' (qv)) and Roz ('Robin Wright (V)' (qv)) are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have been mounting between them, and each find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention. (Read More)

Themes:guilt, drunkenness, fear, drinking, jealousy
Locations:bar, hospital
Characters:dancer
Story:black panties, audition, theatre, scantily clad female, cleavage, f word, voyeur, vomiting, mirror, panties, dancing, cigarette smoking, f rated, kiss

The Accused (1988)
Drama

The Accused (1988)

Sarah Tobias goes to her local bar and is gang-raped by three men. The district attorney on the case is Katheryn Murphy who wants to prove that although Sarah had taken drugs that night and was acting provocatively while in the bar, this is no reason for her to be so brutally attacked and the men responsible should be brought to justice. (Read More)

Themes:guilt, dance, drunkenness, drinking, drugs
Locations:bar, hospital
Characters:dancer
Story:looking at self in mirror, panties pulled down, white panties, applause, scantily clad female, cleavage, voyeur, mirror, panties, tattoo, title spoken by character, dancing, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, two word title, kiss

Straw Dogs (2011)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Straw Dogs (2011)

Screenwriter David Sumner travels with his wife Amy in his Jaguar to her homeland Blackwater, in the Mississippi. Amy's father has passed away and David intends to write his screenplay about Stalingrad in the house. David hires the contractor Charlie and his team to repair the roof of the Barn. Amy was the sweetheart of Charlie when she lived there and neither him nor his crew show respect to her. Charlie invites David to hunt deers with his group and him but they leave David alone in the woods and rape Amy. She does not tell to David what happened but when the drunken coach Tom Heddon calls Charlie and his friends to hunt down the slow Jeremy Niles that likes his daughter, David decides to protect not only Jeremy, but also Amy and his honor. This is why Straw Dogs (2011) is one of the best movies like Black Swan (2010). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:bar
Story:panties pulled down, white panties, nipples visible through clothing, character repeating someone else's dialogue, hit by a car, scantily clad female, no opening credits, cleavage, voyeur, animal in title, lingerie, corpse, panties, title spoken by character, two word title, sex scene, murder, blood

Once Upon A Time In America (1984) is one of the best movies like Black Swan (2010)
Crime, Drama

Once Upon A Time In America (1984)

Epic tale of a group of Jewish gangsters in New York, from childhood, through their glory years during prohibition, and their meeting again 35 years later.

Themes:guilt, fear, drugs
Locations:hospital
Characters:dancer, masturbation
Story:panties pulled down, white panties, ambiguous ending, backstage, character repeating someone else's dialogue, scantily clad female, toilet, stabbed to death, cleavage, voyeur, mirror, panties, cult film, new york city, dancing, sex scene, murder, blood

The Unborn (2009)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Unborn (2009)

While babysitting a boy and his baby brother, Casey Beldon has a dreadful nightmare involving a weird dog and an evil child, and she tells her best friend Romy over the phone. Casey is haunted by this boy, and when she goes to the ophthalmologist, he asks if she has a twin brother or sister. She asks her father and discovers that her mother lost a son that died in the womb. Casey suspects that she is haunted by the spirit of her brother. She finds a letter addressed to a woman called Sofi Kozma and a creepy picture at home that belonged to her mother. She goes with Romy to a retirement home to meet Sofi, a survivor of the experiments during the Holocaust. But Sofi tells Casey that she had never met her mother and later calls Casey to tell her she is in great danger. (Read More)

Locations:nightclub, hospital
Story:mirror does not reflect reality, white panties, stabbed in the stomach, hit by a car, dream sequence, subway, stabbed to death, woman, hallucination, vomiting, falling from height, mirror, female protagonist, panties, surprise ending, title spoken by character, two word title, kiss, blood

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, drunkenness, fear
Locations:nightclub, bar
Story:stabbed in the face, dressing room, knocked out, character repeating someone else's dialogue, hit by a car, stabbed to death, woman, f word, color in title, taxi, falling from height, slow motion scene, female protagonist, corpse, surprise ending, lesbian kiss, tattoo, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, two word title

American Beauty (1999)
Drama, Romance

American Beauty (1999)

After his death sometime in his forty-third year, suburbanite Lester Burnham tells of the last few weeks of his life, during which he had no idea of his imminent passing. He is a husband to real estate agent Carolyn Burnham and father to high school student Janie Burnham. Although Lester and Carolyn once loved each other, they now merely tolerate each other. Typical wallflower Janie too hates both her parents, the three who suffer individually in silence in their home life. Janie tries to steer clear of both her parents. Carolyn, relatively new to the real estate business, wants to create the persona of success to further her career, she aspiring to the professional life of Buddy Kane, the king of the real estate business in their neighborhood. Lester merely walks mindlessly through life, including at his job in advertising. His company is downsizing, and he, like all the other employees, has to justify his position to the newly hired efficiency expert to keep his job. Things change for Lester when he falls in love at first sight with Janie's more experienced classmate, Angela Hays. Both Janie and Angela can see Lester's sexual infatuation with Angela, who courts such attention from any man as a sign that she is model material, she having once appeared in Seventeen and it a career to which she aspires. Lester's infatuation with Angela gives him a reenergized view on life, where he openly doesn't care anymore what anyone thinks about what he does, anyone except Angela. This infatuation coincides with the Fittses moving in next door: homophobic disciplinarian US Marine Colonel Frank Fitts who rules the house with a military fist (that fist being both figurative and literal), his semi-comatose wife Barbara Fitts, and their bright and quietly subversive eighteen year old son Ricky Fitts, who openly abides by his father's rules while behind the scenes lives by his own quite different perspective. Much like Lester's infatuation, Ricky immediately becomes infatuated with Janie, he who considers girls like Angela as ordinary. The entry of Angela and the Fittses into the Burnhams' lives ultimately leads to each of the players confronting what is truly in his or her heart. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, obsession, dance, drugs
Characters:fingering, masturbation
Story:woman moaning from pleasure, moaning woman, woman moaning, woman in bathtub, sexual repression, self destructiveness, female removes her clothes, moaning, scantily clad female, dream sequence, no opening credits, woman, drug use, cleavage, f word, competition, voyeur, slow motion scene, panties, surprise ending

Spread (2009) is one of the best movies like Black Swan (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Spread (2009)

In Los Angeles, Nikki is homeless, car-less and closing in on 30, but he's amoral, good-looking, and adept in the sack, moving from one wealthy woman of 35 or 40 to another, a kept boy-toy. His newest gig, with Samantha, an attorney whose house overlooks L.A., is sweet, although it's unclear how long she'll put up with him. Then Nikki meets Heather, a waitress. Is the player being played, or might this be love? What will Nikki discover? This is why Spread (2009) is one of the best movies like Black Swan (2010). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, jealousy
Locations:nightclub
Characters:fingering
Story:black panties, pokies, female removes her clothes, moaning, scantily clad female, woman, cleavage, voyeur, vomiting, panties, tattoo, dancing, sex scene

Sid And Nancy (1986)
Biography, Drama, Music, Romance

Sid And Nancy (1986)

Morbid biographical story of Sid Vicious, bassist with British punk group the Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. When the Sex Pistols break up after their fateful US tour, Vicious attempts a solo career while in the grip of heroin addiction. One morning, Nancy is found stabbed to death and Sid is arrested for her murder. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, drugs
Locations:nightclub, bar, hospital
Characters:dancer
Story:self destructiveness, subway, toilet, drug use, manhattan new york city, taxi, vomiting, mirror, cult film, new york city, dancing, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, kiss, murder, blood

Hummingbird (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hummingbird (2013)

Themes:guilt, drunkenness
Story:looking at self in mirror, bird in title, ambiguous ending, ballet, character repeating someone else's dialogue, f word, hallucination, animal in title, vomiting, corpse, surprise ending, title spoken by character, murder

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:guilt, drunkenness, drinking, drugs
Locations:bar, hospital
Characters:masturbation
Story:bleeding, slow motion, pain, hit by a car, toilet, drug use, cleavage, voyeur, vomiting, corpse, panties, tattoo, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, two word title, murder, blood, kiss

Janghwa, Hongryeon (2003) is one of the best movies like Black Swan (2010)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Janghwa, Hongryeon (2003)

Two sisters who, after spending time in a mental institution, return to the home of their father and cruel stepmother. Once there, in addition to dealing with their stepmother's obsessive and unbalanced ways, an interfering ghost also affects their recovery.

Themes:insanity, guilt, paranoia, obsession, jealousy, surrealism
Characters:dancer
Story:theatre, dream sequence, mental illness, hallucination, mirror, female protagonist, surprise ending, cult film, cigarette smoking, f rated, blood

Abre Los Ojos (1997)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-fi, Thriller

Abre Los Ojos (1997)

A once handsome playboy, Cesar finds himself in a mental facility and he can't remember why. All he can remember is meeting the love of his life for one day, and then getting into a car accident which left his face horribly disfigured. But the pain of becoming physically undesirable may help him to find the truth. This is why Abre Los Ojos (1997) is one of the best movies like Black Swan (2010). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, surrealism
Locations:nightclub
Characters:dancer
Story:lynchian, anorexia, pain, dream sequence, toilet, vomiting, dancing, sex scene, murder, blood, kiss

Funny Games (2007)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller

Funny Games (2007)

In this English-language remake of a deconstruction in the way violence is portrayed in the media, a family settles into its vacation home, which happens to be the next stop for a pair of young, articulate, white-gloved serial killers on an excursion through the neighborhood.

Themes:insanity
Story:woman smoker, white panties, nipples visible through clothing, female removes her clothes, pain, scantily clad female, stabbed to death, cleavage, voyeur, vomiting, corpse, panties, surprise ending, blood, murder

The Bodyguard (1992)
Action, Drama, Music, Romance

The Bodyguard (1992)

A pop singer has been receiving threatening notes, and her manager hires a bodyguard known for his good work. The bodyguard ruffles the singer's feathers and most of her entourage by tightening security more than they feel is necessary. The bodyguard is haunted by the fact that he was on Reagan's secret service staff but wasn't there to prevent the attack by Hinckley. Eventually the bodyguard and the singer start an affair, and she begins to believe his precautions are necessary when the stalker strikes close to home. (Read More)

Themes:guilt, paranoia, obsession, fear, drinking, jealousy
Locations:nightclub, bar
Characters:dancer
Story:premiere, dressing room, mental illness, f word, hallucination, lingerie, falling from height, slow motion scene, title spoken by character, dancing, kiss, murder, blood

Club Dread (2004) is one of the best movies like Black Swan (2010)
Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Club Dread (2004)

Broken Lizard is surrounded by limber, wanton women on a booze-soaked island resort owned by Coconut Pete, a rock star has-been. But the non-stop party takes a turn for the weird when dead bodies start turning up. Everyone begins to look suspicious. Could it be Sam, of the Fun Police brigade, who is quick-on-the-trigger with his tequila-loaded Super Soaker; Jenny, the over-sexed fitness instructor; Juan, the flamboyant diving instructor with a secret third-world past; Putman, the bratty British tennis coach/fanatic; Dave, the Ecstasy-crazed, adopted nephew of Coconut Pete; or the burly masseuse blessed with a creepy touch--that can render anyone into instant Jell-O? Can the inhabitants of Pleasure Island unite, solve the mystery and restore happy hour to this tropical bacchanal? (Read More)

Locations:bar
Story:white panties, ecstasy, slow motion, female removes her clothes, character repeating someone else's dialogue, scantily clad female, dream sequence, stabbed to death, cleavage, voyeur, falling from height, corpse, surprise ending, cult film, lesbian kiss, murder, blood

Coyote Ugly (2000)
Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance

Coyote Ugly (2000)

Sexy, romantic comedy about a girl in her early 20s named Violet Sanford going to NYC to pursue a dream of becoming a songwriter. Violet gets a "day" job as a bar maid at a nightclub called Coyote Ugly. Coyote Ugly is the city's newest hot spot where the employees are a team of sexy, resourceful women that provoke the clientele and press with their mischief. (Read More)

Themes:dance, fear
Locations:nightclub, bar
Story:black panties, white panties, partial female nudity, stage, female removes her clothes, audition, scantily clad female, subway, woman, cleavage, manhattan new york city, panties, tattoo, new york city, dancing, f rated

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