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Cape Fear (1991)
Crime, Thriller

Cape Fear (1991)

Sam Bowden ('Nick Nolte' (qv))is a small-town corporate attorney/"Leave It to Beaver" type family-man. Max Cady ('Robert De Niro' (qv)) is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years, ago Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a serious error: he hid a document from his illiterate client that could have gotten him acquitted. Now, the cagey, bibliophile Cady has been released, and he intends to teach Sam Bowden and his family a thing or two about loss. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  redemption,  paranoia,  terrorism,  anger,  seduction,  deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  fear,  adultery,  betrayal,  religion,  drugs,  infidelity,  revenge
Mood:suspense,  nightmare
Locations:storm,  motel,  elevator,  airport,  hotel,  church,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  bible,  hitman,  teenager
Story:southern gothic,  cigar smoking,  bible quote,  color remake of black and white film,  remake of cult film,  horror movie remake,  psychological torture,  release from prison,  prison guard,  man on fire,  rape victim,  person on fire,  attempted rape,  police officer strangulated,  blood on floor,  darwinian struggle for survival,  man wearing wig,  finger sucking,  speaking in tongues,  house boat,  weight training,  hit squad,  bitten in the face,  ephebophile,  police officer shot in the head,  parolee,  string,  racquetball,  body building,  wearing a sound wire,  restraining order,  human flesh,  battering ram,  hawaiian shirt,  auditorium,  hit with a rock,  adulterer,  older man young girl relationship,  counsellor,  family in danger,  muscular,  pool of blood,  houseboat,  sexual predator,  firework,  garrote,  miscarriage of justice,  cigar,  extreme close up,  wrongful imprisonment,  housemaid,  fourth of july,  shot in the throat,  two way mirror,  torment,  middle class,  parole,  sexual violence,  psychological thriller,  yuppie,  mind game,  burnt face,  flare,  weightlifting,  stick fight,  villain played by lead actor,  sexual awakening,  harbor,  harassment,  workout,  private investigator,  southern accent,  blood on shirt,  police officer shot,  injustice,  briefs,  gasoline,  fight to the death,  rainstorm,  black and white scene,  gash in the face,  impostor,  fitness,  boxer shorts,  bloody nose,  trapped,  flood,  crime scene,  cameo,  male underwear,  rapist,  parade,  movie theater,  blockbuster,  assault,  security camera,  sexual abuse,  heavy rain,  killing an animal,  gothic,  head butt,  teen angst,  pot smoking,  freeze frame,  maniac,  class differences,  fireworks,  ex convict,  acting,  film within a film,  high school student,  stalking,  lightning,  cover up,  pay phone,  attempted murder,  beaten to death,  stalker,  police officer killed,  underwater scene,  home invasion,  prison,  child in peril,  man with glasses,  tied to a chair,  prisoner,  diner,  throat slitting,  axe,  strangulation,  bound and gagged,  police station,  dysfunctional family,  good versus evil,  river,  revolver,  handcuffs,  hallucination,  interrogation,  place name in title,  psychopath,  extramarital affair,  rape,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  small town,  remake,  police officer,  serial killer,  high school,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  coming of age,  pistol,  panties,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  two word title,  based on novel,  gun,  fight,  police,  dog,  blood,  violence,  murder,  flashback,  sex

Blood Father (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  redemption,  paranoia,  anger,  deception,  fear,  betrayal,  drugs,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:motel,  bar
Characters:hitman,  teenager
Story:prison guard,  police officer shot in the head,  parolee,  shot in the throat,  southern accent,  police officer shot,  movie theater,  head butt,  teen angst,  ex convict,  pay phone,  attempted murder,  beaten to death,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  man with glasses,  prisoner,  diner,  revolver,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  prison,  coming of age,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  based on novel,  fight,  violence,  blood,  murder,  police,  gun

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Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Themes:paranoia,  anger,  drunkenness,  fear,  betrayal,  drugs,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:hospital
Characters:teenager
Story:bible quote,  release from prison,  blood on shirt,  rainstorm,  black and white scene,  heavy rain,  high school student,  lightning,  beaten to death,  child in peril,  prisoner,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  psychopath,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  high school,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  prison,  coming of age,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  violence,  flashback,  blood,  fight,  gun,  murder,  police,  dog

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,  seduction,  deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  airport,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman
Story:wearing a sound wire,  pool of blood,  garrote,  shot in the throat,  two way mirror,  stick fight,  blood on shirt,  gasoline,  fight to the death,  movie theater,  heavy rain,  head butt,  stalking,  cover up,  pay phone,  attempted murder,  beaten to death,  stalker,  police officer killed,  underwater scene,  home invasion,  man with glasses,  throat slitting,  strangulation,  revolver,  interrogation,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  two word title,  fight,  murder,  blood,  gun,  flashback,  violence,  police

Brick Mansions (2014) is one of the best movies like Cape Fear (1991)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  torture,  betrayal,  drugs,  revenge
Locations:elevator,  restaurant
Story:cigar smoking,  prison guard,  battering ram,  wrongful imprisonment,  stick fight,  security camera,  head butt,  ex convict,  beaten to death,  home invasion,  tied to a chair,  prisoner,  diner,  axe,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  remake,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  flashback,  murder,  police,  violence,  fight

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Taking Lives (2004)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Taking Lives (2004)

The film starts in the early 1980s. Young Martin Asher took a bus for Canada. He meets another teen on the bus Matt Soulsby. When the bus broke they decided to rent a car and drive to Seattle. On the road the car gets a flat tire, and Matt starts changing the tire Martin comments on how he and Matt are about the same height and he quickly pushes Matt in the way of an oncoming truck causing a huge accident where Matt and the driver both die. He took Matt's guitar and left singing like Matt did. Twenty years later, an FBI profiler, Illeana Scott comes to Canada to help hunting down a serial killer Martin Asher who killed multiple men and lived by their identities. Martin's mother claims that she saw Martin in Quebec city and she tells the police that Martin is evil. The police also has an eyewitness James Costa who saw Asher kill his last victim... This is why Taking Lives (2004) is one of the best movies like Cape Fear (1991). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  redemption,  deception,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Story:serial killer,  wearing a sound wire,  pool of blood,  garrote,  extreme close up,  two way mirror,  psychological thriller,  blood on shirt,  black and white scene,  impostor,  crime scene,  security camera,  heavy rain,  gothic,  freeze frame,  maniac,  fireworks,  stalking,  cover up,  attempted murder,  stalker,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  man with glasses,  throat slitting,  strangulation,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  psychopath,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  police,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  flashback,  blood,  murder

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

After accomplishing the assignment of dismantling a human trafficking organization, the former military and drifter Jack Reacher goes to Washington to invite his liaison, Major Susan Turner, to have dinner with him. However, he meets her substitute, Colonel Sam Morgan, who explains that Major Turner has been arrested and accused of espionage. Jack seeks out her veteran lawyer, Colonel Bob Moorcroft, who explains that Major Turner has also been accused of the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Further, he also tells Jack he is being sued, accused by a woman of being the father of her fifteen year-old daughter, Samantha. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. He sees that Turner and he have been framed and also that Turner will be killed by two assassins. However, he rescues her and they flee. Soon, they realize that there is a conspiracy involving military people from the army and a government contractor that is a powerful arms dealer. Jack also learns that Samantha is in danger and Turner and he rescue her. They decide to protect her since a skilled assassin is hunting them down while they try to find the motive of the conspiracy. Who can be trusted? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  redemption,  paranoia,  deception,  torture,  fear,  betrayal,  drugs,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:motel,  airport,  hotel,  church,  restaurant
Characters:lawyer,  teenager
Story:prison guard,  stick fight,  southern accent,  fight to the death,  gash in the face,  cameo,  parade,  security camera,  heavy rain,  head butt,  freeze frame,  fireworks,  stalking,  cover up,  pay phone,  attempted murder,  beaten to death,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  child in peril,  tied to a chair,  prisoner,  diner,  strangulation,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  prison,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  fight,  blood,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  police

The Way Of The Gun (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one.

Themes:redemption,  paranoia,  anger,  deception,  torture,  betrayal,  infidelity,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:motel,  elevator,  hotel,  bar
Story:police officer shot in the head,  shot in the throat,  southern accent,  blood on shirt,  police officer shot,  head butt,  stalking,  pay phone,  attempted murder,  stalker,  police officer killed,  diner,  police station,  revolver,  interrogation,  extramarital affair,  brawl,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  gun,  fight,  murder

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A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010) is one of the best movies like Cape Fear (1991)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)

Death stalks the dreams of several young adults to claim its revenge on the killing of Freddy Kruger. Chased and chastised by this finger-bladed demon, it is the awakening of old memories and the denials of a past of retribution that spurns this hellish vision of a dreamlike state and turns death into a nightmare reality. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  torture,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:hospital
Characters:teenager
Story:horror movie remake,  person on fire,  attempted rape,  pool of blood,  sexual predator,  wrongful imprisonment,  burnt face,  villain played by lead actor,  blood on shirt,  rapist,  security camera,  killing an animal,  high school student,  cover up,  diner,  throat slitting,  hallucination,  place name in title,  slow motion scene,  remake,  high school,  blood splatter,  corpse,  rape,  surprise ending,  mother daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  dog,  murder,  blood,  flashback

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  torture,  fear,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  teenager
Story:cigar smoking,  psychological torture,  rape victim,  rainstorm,  impostor,  bloody nose,  crime scene,  rapist,  heavy rain,  gothic,  lightning,  attempted murder,  beaten to death,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  axe,  good versus evil,  revolver,  interrogation,  psychopath,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  rape,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  gun,  police,  blood,  violence,  fight,  murder,  flashback,  sex

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. This is why 8mm (1999) is one of the best movies like Cape Fear (1991). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  anger,  deception,  torture,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:motel,  airport,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer
Story:person on fire,  private investigator,  southern accent,  gasoline,  rainstorm,  sexual abuse,  heavy rain,  lightning,  cover up,  pay phone,  beaten to death,  home invasion,  man with glasses,  prisoner,  throat slitting,  strangulation,  bound and gagged,  interrogation,  psychopath,  brawl,  small town,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  prison,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  fight,  gun,  sex,  blood

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Natural Born Killers (1994)
Crime, Drama

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  seduction,  deception,  fear,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:motel
Story:prison guard,  rape victim,  darwinian struggle for survival,  pool of blood,  extreme close up,  villain played by lead actor,  southern accent,  blood on shirt,  gasoline,  black and white scene,  crime scene,  security camera,  sexual abuse,  freeze frame,  maniac,  fireworks,  beaten to death,  police officer killed,  prisoner,  diner,  throat slitting,  strangulation,  bound and gagged,  dysfunctional family,  handcuffs,  hallucination,  psychopath,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  prison,  fire,  rape,  pistol,  panties,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  fight,  violence,  police,  blood,  murder,  sex

Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like Cape Fear (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  redemption,  paranoia,  terrorism,  deception,  torture,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport,  church,  restaurant
Story:release from prison,  prison guard,  two way mirror,  gasoline,  cameo,  security camera,  attempted murder,  beaten to death,  police officer killed,  underwater scene,  home invasion,  child in peril,  tied to a chair,  prisoner,  axe,  strangulation,  bound and gagged,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  psychopath,  brawl,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  prison,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  blood,  police

Lock Up (1989)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Lock Up (1989)

Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by Leone, and has now arrived on the scene to ensure that Leone never sees the light of day. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  torture,  betrayal,  revenge
Story:cigar smoking,  psychological torture,  release from prison,  prison guard,  cigar,  burnt face,  weightlifting,  male underwear,  security camera,  freeze frame,  prisoner,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  psychopath,  brawl,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  prison,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  fight,  violence,  dog

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Triple 9 (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Triple 9 (2016)

In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  anger,  deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  fear,  betrayal,  drugs,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:cigar smoking,  southern accent,  blood on shirt,  police officer shot,  gasoline,  rainstorm,  crime scene,  security camera,  heavy rain,  pot smoking,  ex convict,  lightning,  cover up,  attempted murder,  police officer killed,  child in peril,  prisoner,  bound and gagged,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  brawl,  police officer,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  prison,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  police,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  two word title,  blood,  murder,  violence

15 Minutes (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

15 Minutes (2001)

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw, the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show "Top Story." This is why 15 Minutes (2001) is one of the best movies like Cape Fear (1991). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  drunkenness,  torture,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:airport,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer
Story:cigar smoking,  person on fire,  gasoline,  black and white scene,  rapist,  ex convict,  pay phone,  attempted murder,  home invasion,  tied to a chair,  prisoner,  axe,  police station,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  brawl,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  corpse,  prison,  fire,  rape,  pistol,  panties,  knife,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  blood,  fight,  violence,  murder,  dog

Wild Card (2015) is one of the best movies like Cape Fear (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Wild Card (2015)

Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes...and this time, it's all or nothing. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:motel,  elevator,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer
Story:cigar smoking,  rape victim,  rapist,  head butt,  pay phone,  home invasion,  tied to a chair,  diner,  interrogation,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  remake,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  rape,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  two word title,  blood,  murder,  fight,  violence,  flashback

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Don't Say A Word (2001)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  anger,  deception,  torture,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Story:two way mirror,  crime scene,  parade,  security camera,  heavy rain,  head butt,  ex convict,  stalking,  attempted murder,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  child in peril,  axe,  police station,  river,  revolver,  handcuffs,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  blood,  fight,  dog,  murder,  flashback,  police,  violence

Patriots Day (2016)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  terrorism,  anger,  deception,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:church,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Story:police officer shot in the head,  two way mirror,  police officer shot,  crime scene,  cameo,  security camera,  pot smoking,  fireworks,  police officer killed,  man with glasses,  diner,  police station,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  dog,  fight,  violence,  murder,  blood,  police,  gun

The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Crime, Horror

The Devil's Rejects (2005)

In Ruggsville, Texas, the police under the command of Sheriff John Quincy Wydell attack the house of the sadistic serial killers Firefly family (a.k.a. The Devil's Reject) and they arrest mother Firefly, but Otis B. Driftwood and Baby Firefly escape from the siege. Tiny is wandering nearby the house and also escapes. Otis and Baby call their patriarch, the mad clown Captain Spaulding and they schedule to reunite at an isolated motel in the desert. When Otis and Baby arrive, they kidnap two families of singers, using sadism and violence against the harmless persons. Meanwhile, Sheriff Wydell promises to capture and kill the runaways, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, the Deputy George Wydell. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  anger,  seduction,  deception,  torture,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:motel,  bar
Story:cigar smoking,  psychological torture,  attempted rape,  shot in the throat,  sexual violence,  southern accent,  blood on shirt,  gasoline,  crime scene,  rapist,  head butt,  freeze frame,  maniac,  pay phone,  beaten to death,  police officer killed,  child in peril,  tied to a chair,  throat slitting,  axe,  strangulation,  bound and gagged,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  psychopath,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  rape,  pistol,  panties,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  police,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  flashback,  violence,  dog

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Near Dark (1987) is one of the best movies like Cape Fear (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller

Near Dark (1987)

A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars. Part of his initiation includes a bloody assault on a hick bar. This is why Near Dark (1987) is one of the best movies like Cape Fear (1991). (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  deception,  drunkenness,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:motel,  bar
Characters:teenager
Story:cigar smoking,  person on fire,  burnt face,  southern accent,  blood on shirt,  assault,  gothic,  freeze frame,  pay phone,  attempted murder,  police officer killed,  child in peril,  diner,  throat slitting,  strangulation,  police station,  good versus evil,  revolver,  psychopath,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  small town,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  coming of age,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  dog,  blood,  murder,  gun,  fight,  violence,  police

P2 (2007)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

P2 (2007)

The story centers on a corporate climber who gets stuck working late on Christmas Eve and finds herself the target of an unhinged security guard. With no help in sight, the woman must overcome physical and psychological challenges to survive.

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  drunkenness,  fear,  betrayal,  infidelity,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Story:psychological torture,  psychopath,  person on fire,  attempted rape,  torment,  psychological thriller,  mind game,  blood on shirt,  gasoline,  bloody nose,  trapped,  flood,  security camera,  killing an animal,  maniac,  stalking,  attempted murder,  stalker,  tied to a chair,  axe,  strangulation,  bound and gagged,  handcuffs,  place name in title,  brawl,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  surprise ending,  knife,  fight,  blood,  murder,  dog,  violence,  police

Morgan (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  anger,  deception,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Story:stick fight,  southern accent,  fight to the death,  gash in the face,  security camera,  head butt,  cover up,  attempted murder,  beaten to death,  man with glasses,  diner,  strangulation,  river,  interrogation,  brawl,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  blood,  fight,  flashback,  violence,  murder

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Gothika (2003)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Gothika (2003)

Dr. Miranda Grey is a psychiatrist who works in a penitentiary, in the mental institution sector. She is married with Dr. Douglas Grey, the chief of department where Dr. Pete Graham also works. Chloe Sava, a patient of Dr. Miranda formerly abused by her stepfather, claims that she is frequently raped by the devil in her cell. After leaving the asylum in a stormy night, Dr. Miranda has a car accident, and when she wakes up, she is an inmate of the institution, being accused of an horrible crime and having no memory of the incident. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  torture,  fear
Mood:suspense,  nightmare
Locations:hospital
Characters:lawyer
Story:cigar smoking,  prison guard,  man on fire,  rape victim,  person on fire,  attempted rape,  rainstorm,  rapist,  security camera,  heavy rain,  gothic,  maniac,  stalking,  lightning,  pay phone,  attempted murder,  underwater scene,  prisoner,  throat slitting,  axe,  police station,  hallucination,  psychopath,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  prison,  fire,  rape,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  murder,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  police,  violence,  flashback,  sex,  blood,  gun,  fight

Homefront (2013) is one of the best movies like Cape Fear (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Homefront (2013)

Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his actions against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his bosses son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9 year old daughter, Maddy. He decides to quit the turbulent and demanding life of thrill for Maddy's sake and retires to a small town. His daughter fights off a boy who is bullying her at school, and this sets in motion a round of events that end in his direct confrontation with the local Meth drug lord. His past history with the biker gang also enters the arena, making matters more complex. But he has a mission in his mind to protect his daughter and he is ready to pay any cost that it demands. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  deception,  torture,  drugs,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman,  lawyer
Story:southern accent,  gasoline,  bloody nose,  head butt,  pay phone,  beaten to death,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  child in peril,  tied to a chair,  prisoner,  diner,  axe,  strangulation,  dysfunctional family,  revolver,  interrogation,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  small town,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  prison,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  blood,  dog,  fight,  flashback,  murder,  violence

Dracula 2000 (2000)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Dracula 2000 (2000)

In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship. Van Helsing and Simon travel from London to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing's daughter Mary (Waddell) from the family's life long nemesis - Dracula. This is why Dracula 2000 (2000) is one of the best movies like Cape Fear (1991). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  seduction,  deception,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense,  nightmare
Locations:airport,  church
Characters:bible
Story:person on fire,  two way mirror,  security camera,  gothic,  lightning,  attempted murder,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  throat slitting,  strangulation,  police station,  good versus evil,  hallucination,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  corpse,  coming of age,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  gun,  flashback,  blood,  sex,  murder,  fight,  violence

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The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)

He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen - a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls - rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn't have been more wrong. Formidable though they may have been, Rama's opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife: He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap. And so Rama begins a new odyssey of violence, a journey that will force him to set aside his own life and history and take on a new identity as the violent offender "Yuda." In prison he must gain the confidence of Uco - the son of a prominent gang kingpin - to join the gang himself, laying his own life on the line in a desperate all-or-nothing gambit to bring the whole rotten enterprise to an end. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:restaurant
Characters:hitman
Story:cigar smoking,  release from prison,  prison guard,  attempted rape,  wearing a sound wire,  shot in the throat,  two way mirror,  burnt face,  stick fight,  blood on shirt,  fight to the death,  heavy rain,  head butt,  ex convict,  beaten to death,  police officer killed,  prisoner,  throat slitting,  axe,  strangulation,  police station,  revolver,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  prison,  pistol,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  fight,  blood,  flashback,  murder,  violence

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician.

Themes:deception,  torture,  adultery,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:hotel,  bar
Characters:hitman,  teenager
Story:person on fire,  harassment,  private investigator,  southern accent,  bloody nose,  crime scene,  assault,  heavy rain,  killing an animal,  cover up,  pay phone,  police officer killed,  child in peril,  police station,  dysfunctional family,  revolver,  interrogation,  psychopath,  extramarital affair,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  fight,  blood,  murder,  flashback,  dog,  gun,  violence

New Jack City (1991) is one of the best movies like Cape Fear (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  anger,  deception,  torture,  fear,  adultery,  betrayal,  drugs,  infidelity,  revenge
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman,  lawyer
Story:wearing a sound wire,  villain played by lead actor,  gasoline,  rainstorm,  cameo,  security camera,  heavy rain,  lightning,  cover up,  beaten to death,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  child in peril,  tied to a chair,  throat slitting,  strangulation,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  panties,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  sex,  gun,  blood,  murder,  violence,  flashback,  fight

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Live By Night (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Live By Night (2016)

Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one-neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover-can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt. Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. Live by Night is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, that brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  paranoia,  anger,  seduction,  deception,  torture,  fear,  betrayal,  drugs,  revenge
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  church,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:bible,  hitman,  teenager
Story:cigar smoking,  release from prison,  pool of blood,  flare,  southern accent,  gasoline,  movie theater,  fireworks,  ex convict,  pay phone,  attempted murder,  beaten to death,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  prisoner,  diner,  throat slitting,  bound and gagged,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  psychopath,  extramarital affair,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  prison,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  based on novel,  police,  violence,  murder,  blood

The Guest (2014)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:teenager
Story:villain played by lead actor,  harassment,  bloody nose,  pot smoking,  high school student,  diner,  throat slitting,  strangulation,  revolver,  psychopath,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  small town,  high school,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  violence

Seeking Justice (2011)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Seeking Justice (2011)

In New Orleans, English teacher of the high school Rampart High, Will Gerard, and his wife, musician Laura Gerard, are in love with each other. One night, Laura leaves a rehearsal and is assaulted, while Will is playing chess with his friend Jimmy. Will is visiting her in hospital when, out of the blue, a stranger named Simon tells him that he belongs to an organization of vigilantes and offers to eliminate the assailant. In return, the organisation would want a favor from Will in the future. Will agrees, and the criminal is murdered. Six months later, Simon collects his debt with Will. He demands that Will kill Alan Marsh, a pedophile. Will accidentally kills Alan and soon he learns that the victim was an awarded journalist that was investigating the organization. Now he seeks evidences to prove his innocence but the network of the organization is powerful and is seeking Will out to eliminate him. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Story:psychological torture,  rape victim,  two way mirror,  fight to the death,  rapist,  security camera,  stalking,  cover up,  pay phone,  stalker,  home invasion,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  high school,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  rape,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  murder,  flashback,  police,  blood,  fight

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Odd Thomas (2013) is one of the best movies like Cape Fear (1991)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Odd Thomas (2013)

Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas ('Anton Yelchin' (qv)) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs - predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction - Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart Stormy ('Addison Timlin' (qv)) and the local sheriff ('Willem Dafoe' (qv)), Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  redemption,  paranoia,  terrorism,  deception,  fear,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:motel,  church,  restaurant,  hospital
Story:person on fire,  small town,  private investigator,  blood on shirt,  police officer shot,  crime scene,  security camera,  freeze frame,  cover up,  attempted murder,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  child in peril,  diner,  bound and gagged,  good versus evil,  revolver,  handcuffs,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  two word title,  dog,  police,  fight,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  violence

The Mummy (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:surveillance,  redemption,  paranoia,  anger,  seduction,  deception,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:church
Story:horror movie remake,  stick fight,  fight to the death,  crime scene,  security camera,  gothic,  lightning,  cover up,  attempted murder,  beaten to death,  police officer killed,  underwater scene,  man with glasses,  throat slitting,  axe,  strangulation,  good versus evil,  hallucination,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  remake,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  bare chested male,  fight,  flashback,  violence,  dog,  police,  blood,  murder

The Prophecy (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Prophecy (1995)

"Some people lose their faith because Heaven shows them too little," says Thomas Daggett. "But how many people lose their faith because Heaven showed them too much?" Daggett nearly became a priest; now he's a cop. He may want to put religion behind him, but one morning a weird, eyeless, hermaphroditic corpse turns up. Suddenly he is on a path that will put him right in the middle of a war in Heaven. And once again, Heaven will show him too much: gore, blood, charred flesh, living corpses and much worse. Even more central to the heavenly war effort is a young girl. This American Indian child has something Gabriel wants. And Gabriel is willing to kill her and anyone in his path - or even reanimate a corpse or two - to get it. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  fear,  betrayal,  religion
Mood:suspense
Locations:church,  hospital
Characters:bible
Story:bible quote,  person on fire,  burnt face,  crime scene,  gothic,  maniac,  cover up,  attempted murder,  police officer killed,  child in peril,  diner,  police station,  good versus evil,  revolver,  hallucination,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  brawl,  small town,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  flashback,  police,  blood,  gun,  murder,  violence,  fight

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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. This is why Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) is one of the best movies like Cape Fear (1991). (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  seduction,  deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  betrayal,  infidelity,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:hotel,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Story:cigar smoking,  person on fire,  gasoline,  rainstorm,  gash in the face,  crime scene,  heavy rain,  head butt,  lightning,  attempted murder,  beaten to death,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  tied to a chair,  diner,  throat slitting,  axe,  strangulation,  revolver,  hallucination,  handcuffs,  extramarital affair,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  violence,  blood,  flashback,  murder,  fight

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Cape Fear (1991)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:paranoia,  seduction,  deception,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman
Story:cigar smoking,  pool of blood,  shot in the throat,  blood on shirt,  fight to the death,  heavy rain,  cover up,  attempted murder,  throat slitting,  strangulation,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  dog,  fight,  flashback,  gun,  blood,  murder,  violence

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:surveillance,  paranoia,  terrorism,  anger,  deception,  torture,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer
Story:cigar smoking,  psychological torture,  prison guard,  person on fire,  two way mirror,  mind game,  burnt face,  injustice,  gasoline,  gash in the face,  impostor,  crime scene,  parade,  blockbuster,  gothic,  maniac,  cover up,  attempted murder,  beaten to death,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  child in peril,  man with glasses,  tied to a chair,  prisoner,  axe,  bound and gagged,  police station,  good versus evil,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  psychopath,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  prison,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  police,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  dog,  fight,  murder,  violence

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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:redemption,  paranoia,  anger,  deception,  drunkenness,  fear,  infidelity,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:motel,  elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:teenager
Story:rape victim,  psychological thriller,  southern accent,  rapist,  heavy rain,  child in peril,  diner,  police station,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  psychopath,  extramarital affair,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  rape,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  gun,  flashback,  violence,  police,  blood,  murder

Takers (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Takers (2010)

A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse (Chris Brown) Attica successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while planning their next job. When Ghost (Tip T.I. Harris), a former member of their team, is released from prison he convinces the group to strike an armored car carrying $20 million. As the "takers" carefully plot their strategy and draw nearer to exacting the grand heist, a reckless police officer (Matt Dillon) inches closer to apprehending the criminals. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  torture,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport,  hotel,  bar,  hospital
Story:cigar smoking,  release from prison,  harbor,  police officer shot,  gash in the face,  security camera,  ex convict,  home invasion,  police station,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  blood,  violence,  murder

Harry Brown (2009) is one of the best movies like Cape Fear (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harry Brown (2009)

In England, retired Royal Marine Harry Brown spends his lonely life between the hospital, where his beloved wife Kath is terminally ill, and playing chess with his only friend Leonard Attwell in the Barge pub owned by Sid Rourke. After the death of Kath, Len tells his grieving friend that the local gang is harassing him and he is carrying an old bayonet for self-defense; the widower suggests him to go to the police. When Len is beaten, then stabbed to death in an underground passage, Inspector Alice Frampton and her partner Sergeant Terry Hicock are sent to investigate. They pay Harry a visit but don't have good news; the police have not found any other evidence, other than the bayonet, in order to arrest the hoodlums. This mean that should the case go to trial the gang would claim self-defense. Harry Brown sees that justice will not be granted and decides to take matters into his own hands. This is why Harry Brown (2009) is one of the best movies like Cape Fear (1991). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  fear,  betrayal,  drugs,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  hospital
Characters:lawyer
Story:attempted rape,  harassment,  blood on shirt,  injustice,  gasoline,  crime scene,  heavy rain,  cover up,  attempted murder,  beaten to death,  police officer killed,  tied to a chair,  strangulation,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  psychopath,  police officer,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  rape,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  murder,  dog,  flashback,  blood,  gun,  police,  violence

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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:paranoia,  anger,  deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  fear,  drugs,  infidelity,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer
Story:cigar smoking,  pool of blood,  psychological thriller,  yuppie,  villain played by lead actor,  impostor,  fitness,  male underwear,  rapist,  maniac,  pay phone,  attempted murder,  police officer killed,  axe,  strangulation,  revolver,  interrogation,  psychopath,  police officer,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  rape,  pistol,  panties,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  based on novel,  dog,  gun,  police,  murder,  violence,  blood

Old Boy (2013)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Old Boy (2013)

An advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.

Themes:surveillance,  anger,  deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  revenge
Locations:motel,  bar
Characters:bible
Story:remake of cult film,  psychological torture,  attempted rape,  torment,  trapped,  beaten to death,  home invasion,  tied to a chair,  throat slitting,  strangulation,  dysfunctional family,  hallucination,  interrogation,  brawl,  remake,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  rape,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  blood,  violence,  flashback,  murder

A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Crime, Drama, Sci-fi

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Protagonist Alex DeLarge is an "ultraviolent" youth in futuristic Britain. As with all luck, his eventually runs out and he's arrested and convicted of murder and rape. While in prison, Alex learns of an experimental program in which convicts are programmed to detest violence. If he goes through the program, his sentence will be reduced and he will be back on the streets sooner than expected. But Alex's ordeals are far from over once he hits the mean streets of Britain that he had a hand in creating. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  betrayal,  drugs,  revenge
Locations:church,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:bible,  teenager
Story:psychological torture,  release from prison,  prison guard,  rape victim,  prison,  attempted rape,  weightlifting,  villain played by lead actor,  rainstorm,  black and white scene,  rapist,  movie theater,  blockbuster,  assault,  heavy rain,  lightning,  beaten to death,  home invasion,  tied to a chair,  prisoner,  throat slitting,  bound and gagged,  police station,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  psychopath,  rape,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  coming of age,  surprise ending,  knife,  violence,  police,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  murder,  fight,  blood

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The Bone Collector (1999) is one of the best movies like Cape Fear (1991)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Bone Collector (1999)

Quadripeligic ex-cop Lincoln Rhyme was looking forward to his assisted suicide when he got the news: some sicko was abducting people in a taxi and leaving them to die in particularly sadistic ways. With time counting down between each abduction and possible death, Rhyme recruits rather-unwilling Amelia Donaghy, haunted by her cop father's suicide and thinking she's next, into working the crime scenes to track down the killer. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  torture,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport,  bar
Story:psychological thriller,  rainstorm,  crime scene,  heavy rain,  gothic,  ex convict,  lightning,  pay phone,  attempted murder,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  child in peril,  man with glasses,  bound and gagged,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  blood,  police,  violence,  murder

Pineapple Express (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. This is why Pineapple Express (2008) is one of the best movies like Cape Fear (1991). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  anger,  deception,  fear,  betrayal,  drugs
Locations:motel,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:teenager
Story:man on fire,  hit with a rock,  hawaiian shirt,  older man young girl relationship,  burnt face,  weightlifting,  black and white scene,  bloody nose,  male underwear,  head butt,  pot smoking,  high school student,  pay phone,  tied to a chair,  revolver,  handcuffs,  slow motion scene,  high school,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  flashback,  blood,  violence,  murder,  gun,  police

Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

New Rochelle, the 1960s. High schooler Frank Abagnale Jr. idolizes his father, who's in trouble with the IRS. When his parents separate, Frank runs away to Manhattan with $25 in his checking account, vowing to regain dad's losses and get his parents back together. Just a few years later, the FBI tracks him down in France; he's extradited, tried, and jailed for passing more than $4,000,000 in bad checks. Along the way, he's posed as a Pan Am pilot, a pediatrician, and an attorney. And, from nearly the beginning of this life of crime, he's been pursued by a dour FBI agent, Carl Hanratty. What starts as cat and mouse becomes something akin to father and son. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  redemption,  deception,  adultery,  betrayal,  infidelity,  revenge
Locations:motel,  airport,  hotel,  church,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:bible,  lawyer,  teenager
Story:parole,  southern accent,  rainstorm,  impostor,  movie theater,  blockbuster,  heavy rain,  teen angst,  ex convict,  high school student,  lightning,  pay phone,  prisoner,  diner,  revolver,  handcuffs,  extramarital affair,  police officer,  high school,  prison,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  dog,  flashback,  police

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Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  fear,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:storm,  church
Story:prison guard,  person on fire,  assault,  pot smoking,  attempted murder,  police officer killed,  prisoner,  police station,  brawl,  remake,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  prison,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  dog,  police,  blood,  violence,  fight

Bullet To The Head (2012) is one of the best movies like Cape Fear (1991)
Action, Thriller

Bullet To The Head (2012)

In New Orleans, the hit men James Bonomo, a.k.a. Jimmy Bobo, and Louis Blanchard execute the dirty cop Hank Greely in a hotel room. But they are betrayed and Louis is stabbed in a bar by the mercenary Keegan while waiting for the payment of the contract. Meanwhile the Washington D.C. police detective Taylor Kwon comes to New Orleans to investigate the murder of Greely, who had stolen evidences from the Police Department. Soon he is shot by two dirty detectives but Jimmy saves his life. Jimmy brings Taylor to the shop of his daughter Lisa and she removes the bullet from his shoulder and nurses him. Taylor and Jimmy form the most unlikely partnership to investigate the crimes and after contacting the intermediate Ronnie Earl that had hired Jimmy and Louis, they discover a network of corruption formed by the lawyer Marcus Baptiste and the entrepreneur Robert Nkomo Morel. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  revenge
Locations:hotel,  bar
Characters:hitman,  lawyer
Story:police officer shot,  black and white scene,  crime scene,  parade,  freeze frame,  ex convict,  underwater scene,  tied to a chair,  axe,  bound and gagged,  police station,  interrogation,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  corpse,  pistol,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  police,  murder,  flashback,  gun

The Blues Brothers (1980)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Music, Musical

The Blues Brothers (1980)

After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit "The Penguin", the last of the nuns who raised them in a boarding school. They learn the Archdiocese will stop supporting the school and will sell the place to the Education Authority. The only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within 11 days. The Blues Brothers want to help, and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the money by staging a big gig. As they set off on their "mission from God" they seem to make more enemies along the way. Will they manage to come up with the money in time? (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  deception,  revenge
Locations:motel,  elevator,  hotel,  church,  restaurant,  bar
Story:cigar smoking,  release from prison,  prison guard,  parolee,  parole,  flare,  southern accent,  gasoline,  flood,  cameo,  blockbuster,  assault,  ex convict,  pay phone,  attempted murder,  man with glasses,  prisoner,  diner,  axe,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  police officer,  prison,  pistol,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  police

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