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Capote (2005)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History

Capote (2005)

Famed writer 'Truman Capote' (qv), southern born and bred but now part of the New York City social circle, is growing weary of his current assignment of writing autobiographical type pieces for the New Yorker. After reading a newspaper article about the just occurred November 14, 1959 cold blooded murders of the Clutter family in their rural Kansas home, Truman feels compelled to write about that event as his next article. So he and his personal assistant Nelle 'Harper Lee (I)' (qv), also a southern born New Yorker and an aspiring writer of her own, head to Kansas to research the story first-hand. Truman hopes to use his celebrity status to gain access to whomever he needs, such as to Laura Kinney, a friend of the Clutter daughter she who discovered the bodies, and to Alvin Dewey, the lead police investigator and also a Clutter family friend. If his celebrity doesn't work, Truman will grease the wheels by whatever means necessary. When the police eventually charge suspects, two young men named Dick Hickcock and Perry Smith, Truman uses those same tactics to gain access to them. Truman's fascination with the story makes him believe that he can revolutionize writing by expanding the germ of the article into what he calls a non-fiction novel. His personal involvement also changes as he grows emotionally attached to Perry, the seemingly sensitive and thus probable submissive in the criminal pairing, thus Truman becoming part of the story itself. Article or non-fiction novel, Trum… (Read More)

Themes:writing,  alcoholism,  celebrity,  theft,  loneliness,  racism,  robbery,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  christmas,  friendship,  love
Mood:gore
Locations:spain,  courtroom,  farm,  snow,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:sheriff,  killer,  artist,  thief,  lawyer,  priest,  writer,  photographer,  policeman,  detective,  student,  boy,  friend,  homosexual
Period:1950s,  1960s
Story:execution by hanging,  jail guard,  reading newspaper,  book reading,  prison guard,  leavenworth penitentiary,  wheat field,  fort leavenworth kansas,  research assistant,  new yorker magazine,  public reading,  death by hanging,  supreme court,  theatre audience,  newspaper clipping,  robbery gone wrong,  jail cell,  taxi driver,  prison visitation,  prison warden,  train compartment,  prison cell,  christmas tree,  false friend,  based on book,  confession to murder,  reference to to kill a mockingbird the novel,  sentenced to death,  reference to henry david thoreau,  reference to henri matisse,  reference to tennessee williams,  horn rimmed glasses,  suicide watch,  truman capote,  cherokee tribe,  insanity plea,  reference to john huston,  last breath,  suicide of sister,  suicide of brother,  amigo,  legal appeal,  baby food,  surrogate brother,  frisking,  body search,  funeral parlor,  methodist,  befriending,  harness,  dressing gown,  american midwest,  reference to elizabeth taylor,  reference to humphrey bogart,  new york times,  year 1959,  force feeding,  wheat,  car rental,  salon,  porter,  standing ovation,  plan gone wrong,  gin,  lisp,  hunger strike,  aspirin,  year 1960,  typing,  nursing,  sketching,  self portrait,  effeminacy,  penitentiary,  lord's prayer,  cell mate,  multiple homicide,  prairie,  gallows,  toy gun,  death of family,  shackles,  leg injury,  reward,  martini,  scrapbook,  child abandonment,  death penalty,  hood,  capital punishment,  stepfather stepson relationship,  death row,  spoon,  pillow,  kansas,  limp,  funeral home,  sorrow,  telegram,  manuscript,  vanity,  noose,  alabama,  handcuffed,  hug,  police arrest,  jury,  farmhouse,  murder of family,  bag over head,  publisher,  boyfriend boyfriend relationship,  photo album,  death of sister,  shame,  safe,  new orleans louisiana,  bribe,  scissors,  burglary,  research,  grocery store,  burglar,  guard,  brooklyn new york city,  compassion,  press conference,  journalism,  gay lead character,  eccentric,  magazine,  cook,  what happened to epilogue,  pornography,  applause,  eyeglasses,  trust,  gay couple,  typewriter,  death of brother,  blindfold,  tied up,  murderer,  isolation,  speech,  manipulation,  court,  diary,  hanging,  flowers,  reading,  pay phone,  liar,  microphone,  author,  limousine,  park,  pain,  theatre,  journey,  execution,  drawing,  coffin,  man with glasses,  trial,  apology,  judge,  throat slitting,  police car,  native american,  police station,  newspaper,  teenage boy,  reporter,  criminal,  reference to jesus christ,  jail,  neighbor,  cafe,  dead body,  rural setting,  tears,  rifle,  lie,  taxi,  book,  painting,  shooting,  letter,  drink,  camera,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  airplane,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  police officer,  high school,  shot to death,  corpse,  prison,  crying,  train,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  tattoo,  new york city,  party,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  african american,  gay interest,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  one word title,  blood,  interview,  police,  death,  gun,  kiss,  murder,  violence

Zodiac (2007)
Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller

Zodiac (2007)

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

Themes:writing,  alcoholism,  theft,  robbery,  drunkenness,  drinking,  christmas
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:killer,  thief,  lawyer,  writer,  photographer,  policeman,  boy
Period:1960s
Story:newspaper clipping,  taxi driver,  prison visitation,  christmas tree,  based on book,  scrapbook,  bag over head,  what happened to epilogue,  tied up,  murderer,  pay phone,  park,  pain,  man with glasses,  judge,  police station,  newspaper,  teenage boy,  reporter,  cafe,  dead body,  rifle,  taxi,  book,  painting,  shooting,  letter,  drink,  camera,  investigation,  airplane,  shot in the head,  shot to death,  prison,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  one word title,  death,  interview,  police,  violence,  blood,  gun,  murder

Conviction (2010)
Biography, Drama

Conviction (2010)

Betty Anne Waters (Swank) is a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the system and overturn her brother's (Rockwell) unjust murder conviction.

Themes:drinking,  money,  christmas,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  photographer,  policeman,  boy,  friend
Story:prison guard,  prison visitation,  christmas tree,  frisking,  shackles,  jury,  shame,  bribe,  cook,  isolation,  court,  liar,  limousine,  trial,  apology,  judge,  police car,  dead body,  tears,  lie,  letter,  drink,  camera,  investigation,  high school,  corpse,  prison,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  tattoo,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  one word title,  police,  murder,  gun,  death,  violence,  blood

Bronson (2008)
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama

Bronson (2008)

In 1974, a hot-headed 19 year old named Michael Peterson decided he wanted to make a name for himself and so, with a homemade sawn-off shotgun and a head full of dreams he attempted to rob a post office. Swiftly apprehended and originally sentenced to 7 years in jail, Peterson has subsequently been behind bars for 34 years, 30 of which have been spent in solitary confinement. During that time, Michael Petersen, the boy, faded away and 'Charles Bronson,' his superstar alter ego, took center stage. Inside the mind of Bronson - a scathing indictment of celebrity culture. (Read More)

Themes:celebrity,  theft,  robbery,  drinking,  money,  love
Locations:restaurant
Characters:artist,  thief,  policeman,  student,  boy
Story:prison guard,  theatre audience,  prison visitation,  prison warden,  train compartment,  cell mate,  shackles,  eyeglasses,  pain,  theatre,  drawing,  trial,  judge,  jail,  cafe,  tears,  drink,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  prison,  crying,  train,  telephone call,  tattoo,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  one word title,  murder,  violence,  blood,  kiss,  death,  police

Lovelace (2013) is one of the best movies like Capote (2005)
Biography, Drama

Lovelace (2013)

Themes:drinking,  money,  friendship
Locations:hotel,  restaurant
Characters:writer,  photographer,  policeman,  friend
Story:theatre audience,  jail cell,  based on book,  publisher,  what happened to epilogue,  applause,  eyeglasses,  trust,  manipulation,  flowers,  pay phone,  microphone,  limousine,  pain,  man with glasses,  apology,  police car,  reference to jesus christ,  jail,  cafe,  taxi,  drink,  camera,  police officer,  crying,  telephone call,  new york city,  party,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  one word title,  gun,  interview,  violence,  death,  kiss,  blood,  police

The Life Of David Gale (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Life Of David Gale (2003)

When anti-death-penalty activist David Gale is convicted and condemned to death for the murder of a colleague, reporter Bitsey Bloom sets out to learn the story behind Gale's crime. What she finds challenges her belief in Gale's guilt and, finally, in the justice system.

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:spain,  snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  writer,  photographer,  policeman,  boy
Story:theatre audience,  legal appeal,  car rental,  death penalty,  capital punishment,  death row,  bag over head,  magazine,  pay phone,  limousine,  execution,  reporter,  reference to jesus christ,  jail,  cafe,  tears,  book,  drink,  camera,  prison,  crying,  train,  telephone call,  new york city,  party,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  murder,  police,  death,  interview

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  racism,  money,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  snow,  hotel
Characters:artist,  thief,  lawyer,  writer,  policeman,  boy,  friend
Period:1960s
Story:toy gun,  telegram,  vanity,  police arrest,  jury,  death of sister,  guard,  eyeglasses,  typewriter,  pay phone,  author,  drawing,  coffin,  trial,  judge,  newspaper,  reference to jesus christ,  dead body,  tears,  rifle,  taxi,  book,  painting,  letter,  police officer,  corpse,  prison,  crying,  train,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  murder,  death,  kiss,  interview,  police,  blood,  violence,  gun

Legend (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Legend (2015)

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

Themes:celebrity,  theft,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  christmas
Locations:courtroom,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:photographer,  policeman,  detective,  homosexual
Period:1960s
Story:prison guard,  prison cell,  based on book,  suicide of sister,  legal appeal,  gin,  boyfriend boyfriend relationship,  death of sister,  what happened to epilogue,  applause,  eyeglasses,  trust,  court,  flowers,  microphone,  limousine,  pain,  man with glasses,  apology,  judge,  throat slitting,  police station,  newspaper,  criminal,  dead body,  rifle,  lie,  taxi,  drink,  camera,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot to death,  prison,  brother sister relationship,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  gay interest,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  death,  murder,  police,  kiss,  violence,  blood,  gun

Dark Places (2015) is one of the best movies like Capote (2005)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Dark Places (2015)

Libby Day is a lifeless woman who survived the massacre of her family in their farmhouse in the countryside of Kansas when she was eight. She's been living on donations and lectures ever since. Thirty years ago, the police believed that a satanic cult was responsible for the murder of her mother and two sisters, and her brother Ben was convicted with her testimony in court. Today, however, an acquaintance, Lyle Wirth, invites Libby to visit "The Kill Club", where amateurs investigate famous crimes, and she finds that they believe Ben is innocent. Libby needs money and, in return, accepts to revisit the slaughter of her family and comes up to the painful revelations and the ultimate truth. (Read More)

Themes:writing,  alcoholism,  theft,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money
Locations:farm,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  priest,  photographer,  boy
Story:newspaper clipping,  legal appeal,  death of family,  kansas,  sorrow,  farmhouse,  murder of family,  photo album,  death of sister,  trust,  court,  diary,  apology,  judge,  native american,  newspaper,  reference to jesus christ,  rural setting,  rifle,  lie,  taxi,  book,  shooting,  letter,  drink,  camera,  investigation,  shotgun,  shot to death,  prison,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  tattoo,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  gun,  violence,  kiss,  murder,  police,  blood,  death

Public Enemies (2009)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance

Public Enemies (2009)

This is the story of the last few years of the notorious bank robber John Dillinger. He loved what he did and could imagine little else that would make him happier. Living openly in 1930s Chicago, he had the run of the city with little fear of reprisals from the authorities. It's there that he meets Billie Frechette with whom he falls deeply in love. In parallel we meet Melvin Purvis, the FBI agent who would eventually track Dillinger down. The FBI was is in its early days and Director J. Edgar Hoover was keen to promote the clean cut image that so dominated the organization through his lifetime. Purvis realizes that if he is going to get Dillinger, he will have to use street tactics and imports appropriate men with police training. Dillinger is eventually betrayed by an acquaintance who tells the authorities just where to find him on a given night. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  love,  friendship
Locations:farm,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:sheriff,  lawyer,  photographer,  policeman,  boy,  friend
Story:prison guard,  theatre audience,  based on book,  shackles,  farmhouse,  safe,  press conference,  what happened to epilogue,  court,  pay phone,  judge,  police car,  police station,  criminal,  jail,  cafe,  tears,  rifle,  shooting,  letter,  drink,  camera,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  police officer,  shot to death,  corpse,  prison,  crying,  train,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  kiss,  death,  violence,  police,  murder,  blood,  gun

Changeling (2008)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller

Changeling (2008)

Los Angeles, 1928. A single mother returns from work to find her nine-year-old son gone. She calls the LAPD to initiate a search. Five months later, a boy is found in Illinois who fits the description; he says he's her son. To fanfare and photos, the LAPD reunite mother and son, but she insists he's not her boy. The cops dismiss her as either a liar or hysterical. When she joins a minister in his public criticism of the police, they in turn use government power to silence and intimidate her. Meanwhile, a cop goes to a dilapidated ranch to find a Canadian lad who's without legal status; the youth tells a grisly tale. There's redress for murder; is there redress for abuse of power? (Read More)

Locations:courtroom,  restaurant
Characters:lawyer,  photographer,  policeman,  detective,  boy
Story:execution by hanging,  jail cell,  cell mate,  death row,  jury,  farmhouse,  what happened to epilogue,  court,  hanging,  reading,  liar,  microphone,  pain,  execution,  trial,  judge,  police car,  newspaper,  reporter,  reference to jesus christ,  cafe,  tears,  rifle,  lie,  shooting,  camera,  investigation,  shotgun,  prison,  crying,  train,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  one word title,  police,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood,  gun

The Night Of The Hunter (1955)
Crime, Drama, Film-noir, Thriller

The Night Of The Hunter (1955)

It's the Great Depression. In the process of robbing a bank of $10,000, Ben Harper kills two people. Before he is captured, he is able to convince his adolescent son John and his daughter Pearl not to tell anyone, including their mother Willa, where he hid the money, namely in Pearl's favorite toy, a doll that she carries everywhere with her. Ben, who is captured, tried and convicted, is sentenced to death. But before he is executed, Ben is in the state penitentiary with a cell mate, a man by the name of Harry Powell, a self-professed man of the cloth, who is really a con man and murderer, swindling lonely women, primarily rich widows, of their money before he kills them. Harry does whatever he can, unsuccessfully, to find out the location of the $10,000 from Ben. After Ben's execution, Harry decides that Willa will be his next mark, figuring that someone in the family knows where the money is hidden. Despite vowing not to remarry, Willa ends up being easy prey for Harry's outward evangelicalism; she is a pious woman who feels she needs to atone for her sins which led to Ben doing what he did, especially as Harry presents himself as the preacher who worked at the prison and provided salvation to Ben before his death. Harry quickly figures out that John and Pearl know where the money is. Conversely, John doesn't trust Harry, John who first tries not to show to Harry that he indeed does know where the money is, and then second constantly reminds a more-trusting Pearl of their p… (Read More)

Themes:theft,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  christmas,  friendship,  love
Locations:courtroom,  farm,  snow,  restaurant
Characters:sheriff,  thief,  policeman,  boy
Story:execution by hanging,  prison guard,  jail cell,  prison cell,  penitentiary,  cell mate,  stepfather stepson relationship,  trust,  murderer,  court,  hanging,  reading,  liar,  execution,  drawing,  judge,  police car,  teenage boy,  reference to jesus christ,  cafe,  dead body,  rural setting,  tears,  rifle,  lie,  book,  letter,  shotgun,  corpse,  prison,  crying,  train,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  tattoo,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  blood,  death,  murder,  gun,  police

Dead Man Walking (1995) is one of the best movies like Capote (2005)
Crime, Drama

Dead Man Walking (1995)

A convicted murderer on Death Row and the nun who befriends him. Through the portrayal of finely drawn characters and their interactions as the days, hours, and minutes tick down to the condemned man's execution, powerful emotions are unleashed. While Matthew Poncelet and Sister Prejean desperately try to gain a stay of execution from the governor or the courts, scenes are intercut from the brutal crime, gradually revealing the truth about the events that transpired. In addition to her temporal help, the nun also tries to reach out spiritually and assist as a guide to salvation. (Read More)

Themes:racism
Characters:lawyer,  priest
Story:prison guard,  newspaper clipping,  prison cell,  based on book,  death penalty,  capital punishment,  death row,  jury,  tied up,  murderer,  court,  microphone,  execution,  coffin,  police car,  teenage boy,  reporter,  tears,  rifle,  letter,  police officer,  shot to death,  corpse,  prison,  crying,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  murder

Monster (2003)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Monster (2003)

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

Themes:theft,  robbery,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  love
Locations:courtroom,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:killer,  thief,  lawyer,  policeman,  friend,  homosexual
Story:death penalty,  capital punishment,  death row,  handcuffed,  jury,  tied up,  court,  liar,  execution,  trial,  judge,  police station,  teenage boy,  dead body,  tears,  lie,  shooting,  drink,  corpse,  prison,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  police,  death,  violence,  murder,  kiss,  blood,  gun

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)

The Final Days is the true story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to life. Sophie Scholl is the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Using historical records of her incarceration, the film re-creates the last six days of Sophie Scholl's life: a journey from arrest to interrogation, trial and sentence in 1943 Munich. Unwavering in her convictions and loyalty to her comrades, her cross-examination by the Gestapo quickly escalates into a searing test of wills as Scholl delivers a passionate call to freedom and personal responsibility that is both haunting and timeless. (Read More)

Themes:writing,  theft,  love,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  snow
Characters:thief,  lawyer,  priest,  photographer,  policeman,  student,  friend
Story:jail cell,  prison cell,  death penalty,  death row,  typewriter,  speech,  court,  liar,  journey,  execution,  trial,  judge,  reference to jesus christ,  jail,  tears,  lie,  letter,  camera,  investigation,  prison,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  gun,  police,  blood

Midnight Express (1978)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Midnight Express (1978)

On October 6, 1970 while boarding an international flight out of Istanbul Airport, American 'Billy Hayes (I)' (qv) is caught attempting to smuggle 2 kilos of hashish out of the country, the drugs strapped to his body. He is told that he will be released if he cooperates with the authorities in identifying the person who actually sold him the hash. Billy's troubles really begin when after that assistance, he makes a run for it and is recaptured. He is initially sentenced to just over four years for possession, with no time for the more harsh crime of smuggling. The prison environment is inhospitable in every sense, with a sadistic prison guard named Hamidou ruling the prison, he who relishes the mental and physical torture he inflicts on the prisoners for whatever reason. Told to trust no one, Billy does befriend a few of the other inmates, namely fellow American Jimmy Booth (in for stealing two candlesticks from a mosque), a Swede named Erich, and one of the senior prisoners having already served seven years, an Englishman named Max, the latter two also in for hash related charges. One prisoner not befriended is Rifki, who wields power in the prison as the unofficial eyes and ears for the guards. As Billy, his family and his girlfriend Susan attempt through legal and diplomatic channels for Billy's release, Max tells him that the only way out is to "catch the midnight express" aka escape, which is what Jimmy is continually trying to do. When Billy's situation changes, he beco… (Read More)

Themes:theft,  loneliness,  racism,  money,  friendship,  love
Locations:courtroom,  restaurant
Characters:thief,  lawyer,  photographer,  policeman,  student,  homosexual
Story:prison guard,  taxi driver,  based on book,  photo album,  scissors,  guard,  brooklyn new york city,  what happened to epilogue,  eyeglasses,  trust,  blindfold,  murderer,  speech,  court,  pain,  trial,  judge,  reference to jesus christ,  jail,  cafe,  tears,  rifle,  letter,  camera,  airplane,  prison,  crying,  train,  brother sister relationship,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  gay interest,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  murder,  blood,  police,  violence,  gun,  kiss

The Prestige (2006) is one of the best movies like Capote (2005)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Prestige (2006)

In the end of the Nineteenth Century, in London, Robert Angier, his beloved wife Julia McCullough and Alfred Borden are friends and assistants of a magician. When Julia accidentally dies during a performance, Robert blames Alfred for her death and they become enemies. Both become famous and rival magicians, sabotaging the performance of the other on the stage. When Alfred performs a successful trick, Robert becomes obsessed trying to disclose the secret of his competitor with tragic consequences. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship,  love
Locations:courtroom,  snow,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  policeman,  boy,  friend
Story:execution by hanging,  theatre audience,  jail cell,  gallows,  shackles,  limp,  guard,  applause,  trust,  death of brother,  court,  diary,  hanging,  theatre,  execution,  coffin,  trial,  judge,  jail,  cafe,  dead body,  shooting,  letter,  drink,  shotgun,  police officer,  shot to death,  corpse,  prison,  train,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  death,  police,  blood,  gun

Primal Fear (1996)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Primal Fear (1996)

Courtroom thriller about a slick, hotshot lawyer who takes the seemingly unwinnable case of a young altar boy accused of murdering an eminent catholic priest.

Mood:gore
Locations:courtroom,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  priest,  photographer,  detective,  boy
Story:jail cell,  prison cell,  police arrest,  jury,  applause,  speech,  manipulation,  microphone,  trial,  judge,  police car,  police station,  reporter,  jail,  camera,  investigation,  police officer,  corpse,  train,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  interview,  blood

I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

Steven Russell is happily married to Debbie, and a member of the local police force when a car accident provokes a dramatic reassessment of his life. Steven becomes open about his homosexuality and decides to live life to the fullest - even if it means breaking the law. Steven's new, extravagant lifestyle involves cons and fraud and, eventually, a stay in the State Penitentiary where he meets sensitive, soft-spoken Phillip Morris. His devotion to freeing Phillip from jail and building the perfect life together prompts Steven to attempt and often succeed at one impossible con after another. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  money,  christmas,  love,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  restaurant
Characters:thief,  lawyer,  policeman,  boy,  friend,  homosexual
Story:prison guard,  taxi driver,  car rental,  penitentiary,  cell mate,  boyfriend boyfriend relationship,  grocery store,  what happened to epilogue,  eyeglasses,  trust,  gay couple,  flowers,  reading,  liar,  judge,  reference to jesus christ,  jail,  cafe,  tears,  lie,  taxi,  book,  letter,  police officer,  prison,  crying,  telephone call,  title spoken by character,  african american,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  kiss,  police,  death,  blood

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...

Themes:theft,  robbery,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  christmas,  friendship
Locations:hotel,  bar
Characters:thief,  policeman,  detective,  friend,  homosexual
Story:christmas tree,  death of sister,  burglary,  burglar,  cook,  trust,  reading,  drawing,  coffin,  police car,  native american,  teenage boy,  dead body,  lie,  book,  shooting,  drink,  investigation,  airplane,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  high school,  shot to death,  corpse,  teenage girl,  new york city,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  murder,  kiss,  police,  death,  gun,  violence,  blood

I'm Not There (2007) is one of the best movies like Capote (2005)
Biography, Drama, Music

I'm Not There (2007)

Six incarnations of Bob Dylan: an actor, a folk singer, an electrified troubadour, Rimbaud, Billy the Kid, and Woody Guthrie. Put Dylan's music behind their adventures, soliloquies, interviews, marriage, and infidelity. Recreate 1960s documentaries in black and white. Put each at a crossroads, the artist becoming someone else. Jack, the son of Ramblin' Jack Elliott, finds Jesus; handsome Robbie falls in love then abandons Claire. Woody, a lad escaped from foster care, hobos the U.S. singing; Billy awakes in a valley threatened by a six-lane highway; Rimbaud talks. Jude, booed at Newport when he goes electric, fences with reporters, pundits, and fans. He won't be classified. (Read More)

Themes:celebrity,  theft,  drunkenness,  drinking,  love
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:artist,  thief,  photographer,  boy
Period:1950s,  1960s
Story:theatre audience,  jail cell,  year 1959,  press conference,  magazine,  applause,  eyeglasses,  flowers,  microphone,  limousine,  park,  theatre,  coffin,  man with glasses,  newspaper,  reporter,  reference to jesus christ,  jail,  cafe,  dead body,  rifle,  taxi,  painting,  drink,  camera,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  corpse,  train,  telephone call,  new york city,  party,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  interview

Woman In Gold (2015)
Biography, Drama, History

Woman In Gold (2015)

Maria Altman sought to regain a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II. She did so not just to regain what was rightfully hers, but also to obtain some measure of justice for the death, destruction, and massive art theft perpetrated by the Nazis.

Themes:theft,  drinking,  money
Locations:courtroom,  hotel
Characters:lawyer,  friend
Story:theatre audience,  telegram,  death of sister,  research,  what happened to epilogue,  applause,  eyeglasses,  trust,  speech,  liar,  park,  theatre,  trial,  apology,  judge,  newspaper,  reporter,  tears,  rifle,  lie,  taxi,  book,  painting,  shooting,  letter,  drink,  airplane,  crying,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  murder,  death

Big Eyes (2014)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance

Big Eyes (2014)

In San Francisco in the 1950s, Margaret was a woman trying to make it on her own after leaving her husband with only her daughter and her paintings. She meets gregarious ladies' man and fellow painter Walter Keane in a park while she was struggling to make an impact with her drawings of children with big eyes. The two quickly become a pair with outgoing Walter selling their paintings and quiet Margaret holed up at home painting even more children with big eyes. But Walter's actually selling her paintings as his own. A clash of financial success and critical failure soon sends Margaret reeling in her life of lies. With Walter still living the high life, Margaret's going to have to try making it on her own again and re-claiming her name and her paintings. (Read More)

Themes:celebrity,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:artist,  lawyer,  priest,  photographer,  boy,  friend
Period:1950s,  1960s
Story:methodist,  new york times,  year 1960,  sketching,  jury,  bribe,  grocery store,  magazine,  what happened to epilogue,  eyeglasses,  typewriter,  court,  pay phone,  liar,  microphone,  park,  trial,  apology,  judge,  newspaper,  reporter,  reference to jesus christ,  cafe,  tears,  lie,  book,  painting,  drink,  camera,  crying,  telephone call,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  kiss

Harsh Times (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harsh Times (2005)

Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging out and making cash from small heists, while trying to get a law enforcement job so he can marry his Mexican girlfriend. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  robbery,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:thief,  lawyer,  policeman,  friend
Story:surrogate brother,  grocery store,  hanging,  reading,  liar,  throat slitting,  police car,  dead body,  rifle,  lie,  shooting,  letter,  drink,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  police officer,  shot to death,  corpse,  tattoo,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  gun,  death,  blood,  police,  violence,  murder,  kiss

The Lovely Bones (2009) is one of the best movies like Capote (2005)
Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

The Lovely Bones (2009)

A 14-year-old girl in suburban 1970's Pennsylvania is murdered by her neighbor. She tells the story from the place between Heaven and Earth, showing the lives of the people around her and how they have changed all while attempting to get someone to find her lost body.

Themes:drinking
Locations:farm,  snow
Characters:photographer,  policeman,  detective
Story:wheat field,  newspaper clipping,  taxi driver,  scrapbook,  photo album,  death of sister,  eyeglasses,  flowers,  reading,  police car,  teenage boy,  neighbor,  dead body,  tears,  taxi,  book,  painting,  drink,  camera,  investigation,  corpse,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  police,  blood,  murder,  kiss

The Boondock Saints (1999)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Boondock Saints (1999)

Two Irish brothers accidentally kill mafia thugs. They turn themselves in and are released as heroes. They then see it as a calling by God and start knocking off mafia gang members one by one. Willem Dafoe plays the detective trying to figure out the killings, but the closer he comes to catching the Irish brothers, the more he thinks the brothers are doing the right thing. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  robbery,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:courtroom,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:thief,  priest,  photographer,  policeman,  detective,  friend,  homosexual
Story:lord's prayer,  shackles,  press conference,  court,  pay phone,  execution,  trial,  throat slitting,  police station,  newspaper,  reporter,  jail,  cafe,  dead body,  rifle,  shooting,  drink,  camera,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot to death,  corpse,  prison,  telephone call,  tattoo,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  interview,  kiss,  blood,  police,  murder,  gun,  violence,  death

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." (Read More)

Themes:celebrity,  theft,  robbery,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  friendship,  love
Locations:hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:killer,  thief,  lawyer,  policeman,  detective,  boy
Story:taxi driver,  journalism,  flowers,  pay phone,  drawing,  police station,  reporter,  criminal,  cafe,  dead body,  taxi,  drink,  camera,  investigation,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  prison,  telephone call,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  police,  murder,  blood,  death,  violence,  interview

Sleepers (1996)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Sleepers (1996)

As children, Lorenzo Carcaterra - Shakes to his friends - Michael Sullivan, Tommy Marcano, and John Reilly were inseparable. They grew up in Hell's Kitchen, a far from perfect neighborhood, one filled as Shakes says with scams and shake downs, but one where the rules were known by its residents. The one adult who they admired was Father Bobby Carelli, who understood them as kids more than most adults and more than he himself would like to admit. In 1967, their lives would change forever when a typical teenage prank went wrong which led to the four of them being sentenced to various terms at Wilkinson Home for Boys, a reformatory. There, they were physically, emotionally and sexually abused primarily by Sean Nokes, the head guard of their cell block, and fellow guards Ralph Ferguson, Henry Addison, and Adam Styler, although there were other caring figures of authority at the home including other guards. Their time at the home affected the four, not all who were able to emerge from the experience to regroup their lives. In their want to forget about the experience, they made a vow not to talk about it either between themselves or with others. Fast forward thirteen years, with Tommy and Johnny being career criminals, Michael an assistant district attorney and Shakes a newspaper writer, their friendship on the surface more loose than it was when they were children. When Tommy and John spot Nokes, it leads to Shakes and Michael banding together to exact revenge not only on Nokes b… (Read More)

Themes:theft,  robbery,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:artist,  thief,  lawyer,  priest,  writer,  policeman,  boy,  friend
Period:1960s
Story:based on book,  new york times,  jury,  guard,  what happened to epilogue,  court,  liar,  drawing,  coffin,  man with glasses,  trial,  judge,  newspaper,  teenage boy,  reporter,  criminal,  cafe,  tears,  lie,  book,  shooting,  drink,  slow motion scene,  prison,  crying,  train,  telephone call,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  one word title,  murder,  gun,  police,  violence,  death

Appaloosa (2008) is one of the best movies like Capote (2005)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Western

Appaloosa (2008)

1882, New Mexico Territory. Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are itinerant lawmen, hired by desperate towns as marshal and deputy. The city fathers of Appaloosa hire them after Randall Bragg, a newly-arrived rancher with money and a gang of thugs, disrupts commerce and kills three local lawmen. Cole and Hitch contrive to arrest Bragg and bring him to trial, but hanging him proves difficult. Meanwhile, a widow has arrived in town, Allison French, pretty, refined, and good-natured. Virgil falls hard, and it seems mutual, but there may be more to Allie than meets the eye. Can friendship and skill with a gun overcome a pernicious villain and green-eyed jealousy? (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:sheriff,  lawyer,  boy,  friend
Story:jail cell,  sentenced to death,  limp,  telegram,  trust,  court,  hanging,  reading,  trial,  judge,  native american,  newspaper,  jail,  cafe,  rifle,  book,  shooting,  drink,  shotgun,  shot to death,  train,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  one word title,  gun,  death,  blood,  violence,  kiss,  murder

Bridge Of Spies (2015)
Drama, History, Thriller

Bridge Of Spies (2015)

In the cold war, a lawyer, James B. Donovan is recruited by the CIA and involved in an intense negotiation mission to release and exchange a CIA U-2 spy-plane pilot, Francis G. Powers. The pilot was arrested alive after his plane was shot down by the Soviet Union during a mission and stays in the company of a KGB intelligence officer, Rudolf Abel, who was arrested for espionage in the US. (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Locations:courtroom,  snow,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  student
Period:1950s,  1960s
Story:prison guard,  supreme court,  jail cell,  based on book,  year 1960,  self portrait,  brooklyn new york city,  what happened to epilogue,  typewriter,  court,  drawing,  trial,  judge,  newspaper,  taxi,  painting,  letter,  airplane,  shot to death,  prison,  train,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  new york city,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  police

88 Minutes (2007)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

88 Minutes (2007)

In Seattle, the successful forensic psychiatrist and college professor Jack Gramm is in evidence since he was responsible for the condemnation of the serial killer Jon Forster, influencing the jury to sentence him to the death row. Jon accuses Jack of manipulation, inducing one witness and sister of one of his victims to testify against him. On the eve of Jon's execution, Jack receives a phone call telling him that he has only eighty-eight minutes of life, while a killer is copycatting Jon, killing women with the same "modus-operandi" and is investigated by Seattle Slayer Task Force. With the support of associate Shelly Barnes, an FBI agent, his friend Frank Parks, and his assistant Kim Cummings, Jack investigates some weird and problematic students, a security guard of the campus and the woman with whom he had one night stand. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:courtroom,  bar
Characters:killer,  lawyer,  policeman,  student,  friend
Story:taxi driver,  capital punishment,  death row,  jury,  death of sister,  burglary,  burglar,  guard,  manipulation,  court,  execution,  trial,  judge,  throat slitting,  dead body,  taxi,  shooting,  drink,  investigation,  airplane,  shot in the head,  shot to death,  corpse,  prison,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  death,  police,  violence,  gun,  blood,  interview,  murder

The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (2005)
Drama, Horror, Thriller

The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (2005)

When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trail begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing Moore, but it is not going to be easy, as no one wants to believe what Father Moore says is true. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:courtroom,  farm,  snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  priest,  policeman
Story:jail cell,  methodist,  martini,  spoon,  jury,  farmhouse,  court,  pay phone,  trial,  judge,  reference to jesus christ,  cafe,  rural setting,  letter,  drink,  investigation,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  death,  murder,  police

All Good Things (2010) is one of the best movies like Capote (2005)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

All Good Things (2010)

A love story and murder mystery based on the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history. The original screenplay uses newly discovered facts, court records and speculation as the foundation for a story of family, obsession, love and loss.

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  love,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  restaurant
Characters:lawyer,  writer,  photographer,  student,  boy,  friend
Story:toy gun,  jury,  press conference,  what happened to epilogue,  eyeglasses,  trust,  court,  pay phone,  trial,  judge,  newspaper,  neighbor,  cafe,  dead body,  tears,  taxi,  shooting,  drink,  camera,  corpse,  crying,  train,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  new york city,  party,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  gun,  death,  police,  violence,  blood,  murder,  kiss

Tell No One (2006)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Tell No One (2006)

The pediatrician Alexandre Beck misses his beloved wife Margot Beck, who was brutally murdered eight years ago when he was the prime suspect. When two bodies are found near where the corpse of Margot was dumped, the police reopen the case and Alex becomes suspect again. The mystery increases when Alex receives an e-mail showing Margot older and alive. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  friendship,  love
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:killer,  lawyer,  photographer,  policeman,  detective,  boy,  friend
Story:burglary,  applause,  typewriter,  tied up,  murderer,  park,  coffin,  man with glasses,  apology,  police car,  police station,  newspaper,  jail,  cafe,  dead body,  tears,  rifle,  lie,  shooting,  drink,  camera,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  shotgun,  police officer,  shot to death,  corpse,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  murder,  police,  gun,  violence,  blood,  death

Boy A (2007)
Drama

Boy A (2007)

A young man is released from prison after many years and given a new identity in a new town. Aided by a supervisor who becomes like a father to him he finds a job and friends and hesitantly starts a relationship with a compassionate girl. But the secret of the heinous crime he committed as a boy weighs down on him, and he learns that it is not so easy to escape your past. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship,  love
Locations:courtroom,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  photographer,  policeman,  student,  boy,  friend
Story:leg injury,  applause,  murderer,  court,  hanging,  liar,  drawing,  trial,  apology,  newspaper,  reporter,  criminal,  jail,  cafe,  tears,  lie,  taxi,  letter,  drink,  camera,  prison,  crying,  train,  telephone call,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  police,  violence,  murder,  death,  blood,  kiss

Double Jeopardy (1999)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Double Jeopardy (1999)

When Nick Parsons appears to be murdered his wife Libby is tried and convicted. Six years later Libby is paroled and with the help of Travis Lehman (her parole officer) she sets out to find her son and the truth behind the "murder".

Mood:gore
Locations:courtroom,  farm,  bar
Characters:sheriff,  lawyer
Story:prison guard,  jail cell,  handcuffed,  police arrest,  jury,  new orleans louisiana,  coffin,  trial,  judge,  police car,  police station,  tears,  painting,  camera,  shot in the head,  police officer,  shot to death,  prison,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  police,  blood

Gone Girl (2014) is one of the best movies like Capote (2005)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Gone Girl (2014)

On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? (Read More)

Themes:writing,  robbery,  drinking,  money
Locations:snow,  hotel,  bar
Characters:thief,  lawyer,  writer,  detective
Story:based on book,  police arrest,  press conference,  manipulation,  diary,  author,  drawing,  man with glasses,  throat slitting,  police car,  police station,  reporter,  neighbor,  lie,  book,  letter,  drink,  camera,  investigation,  police officer,  corpse,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  new york city,  party,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  blood,  police,  interview,  kiss,  murder,  violence

The Iceman (2012)
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Iceman (2012)

In the 1960s, Richard Kuklinski is working as a porn film lab tech until his mob bosses persuade him to change his career into that of a contract killer. For years, Kuklinski gains a reputation for cold blooded professionalism even as he raises a family who are kept in the dark about his true career. Unfortunately, mob politics ultimately forces him to secretly work independently with the psychopathic Robert 'Mr. Freezy' Pronge. As much as Kuklinski tries to keep his lives separate, circumstances and his own weaknesses threaten a terrible collision as the consequences of his choices finally catch up to him. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money,  christmas,  friendship
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:killer,  lawyer,  friend
Period:1960s
Story:christmas tree,  based on book,  what happened to epilogue,  eyeglasses,  trust,  court,  pay phone,  park,  apology,  throat slitting,  police car,  newspaper,  reference to jesus christ,  jail,  cafe,  dead body,  tears,  taxi,  shooting,  drink,  shot in the head,  shot to death,  corpse,  prison,  crying,  telephone call,  tattoo,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  murder,  death,  gun,  kiss,  violence,  blood

Runaway Jury (2003)
Drama, Thriller

Runaway Jury (2003)

Wendell Rohr is a torts lawyer taking on the gun lobby. Rankin Fitch is the jury consultant for the Defendants and between them the battle is for the hearts and minds of the jury. But there is someone on the inside. Nicholas Easter is a juror with a girlfriend, Marlee, on the outside. they have a past ..... and their own agenda. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  robbery,  drinking,  money
Locations:courtroom,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:thief,  lawyer,  photographer,  policeman
Story:newspaper clipping,  taxi driver,  jury,  new orleans louisiana,  guard,  manipulation,  court,  pay phone,  trial,  judge,  cafe,  rifle,  taxi,  shooting,  drink,  camera,  slow motion scene,  telephone call,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  death,  murder,  gun,  blood

Giant (1956)
Drama, Western

Giant (1956)

Texan rancher Bick Benedict visits a Maryland farm to buy a prize horse. Whilst there he meets and falls in love with the owner's daughter Leslie, they are married immediately and return to his ranch. The story of their family and its rivalry with cowboy and (later oil tycoon) Jett Rink unfolds across two generations. (Read More)

Themes:racism,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  christmas,  love,  friendship
Locations:farm,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:priest,  policeman,  friend
Story:christmas tree,  death of sister,  cook,  applause,  eyeglasses,  speech,  flowers,  reading,  microphone,  coffin,  judge,  newspaper,  teenage boy,  neighbor,  cafe,  tears,  rifle,  book,  letter,  drink,  airplane,  crying,  train,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  party,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  one word title,  death,  blood,  kiss

Hustle & Flow (2005) is one of the best movies like Capote (2005)
Crime, Drama, Music

Hustle & Flow (2005)

Aspiring emcee DJay works the angles to get his first record made with help from assorted people in his Memphis 'hood. And when he hears that hip-hop superstar Skinny Black is heading to his area, he throws together a supreme hustle to grab Skinny's attention.

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  christmas,  love,  friendship
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:policeman,  friend
Story:prison guard,  prison visitation,  microphone,  limousine,  police car,  reference to jesus christ,  jail,  neighbor,  cafe,  tears,  shooting,  drink,  high school,  prison,  crying,  telephone call,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  murder,  gun,  death,  police,  violence,  blood,  kiss

White Oleander (2002)
Drama

White Oleander (2002)

Astrid Magnussen is a 15 year old girl, living in California. Her mother, Ingrid, is a beautiful, free-spirited poet. Their life, though unusual, is satisfying until one day, a man named Barry Kolker (that her mother refers to at first as "The goat man") comes into their lives, and Ingrid falls madly in love with him, only to have her heart broken, and her life ruined. For revenge, Ingrid murders Barry with the deadly poison of her favourite flower: The White Oleander. She is sent to prison for life, and Astrid has to go through foster home after foster home. Throughout nearly a decade she experiences forbidden love, religion, near-death experiences, drugs, starvation, and how it feels to be loved. But throughout these years, she keeps in touch with her mother via letters to prison. And while Ingrid's gift is to give Astrid the power to survive, Astrid's gift is to teach her Mother about love. (Read More)

Themes:loneliness,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  christmas,  friendship,  love
Locations:courtroom,  restaurant
Characters:artist,  lawyer,  photographer,  boy,  friend
Story:prison guard,  compassion,  manipulation,  court,  drawing,  trial,  judge,  teenage boy,  reference to jesus christ,  jail,  cafe,  tears,  painting,  shooting,  letter,  drink,  police officer,  high school,  prison,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  tattoo,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  gun,  interview,  kiss,  police,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death

Shallow Grave (1994)
Crime, Thriller

Shallow Grave (1994)

The new flatmate of three preexisting roommates turns up mysteriously dead but in possession of a large sum of money. When the roommates decide to keep it for themselves, their action sets in motion a destructive chain of events that spiral out of control.

Themes:robbery,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  love,  friendship
Characters:priest,  writer,  policeman,  detective,  friend
Story:bag over head,  press conference,  journalism,  eyeglasses,  trust,  liar,  man with glasses,  throat slitting,  newspaper,  reporter,  dead body,  lie,  drink,  camera,  investigation,  corpse,  party,  photograph,  interview,  death,  murder,  police,  violence,  blood

Munich (2005)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Munich (2005)

After Black September's assassination of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972, Prime Minister Golda Meir okays a black-box operation to hunt down and kill all involved. A team of five gathers in Switzerland led by Avner, a low-level Mossad techie whose father was a war hero and whose wife is pregnant. It's an expendable team, but relying on paid informants, they track and kill several in Europe and Lebanon. They must constantly look over their shoulders for the CIA, KGB, PLO, and their own sources. As the body count mounts -- with retribution following retribution -- so do questions, doubts, and sleepless nights. Loyalties blur. What does it mean to be a Jew? (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  love
Mood:gore
Locations:hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:writer,  boy
Story:book reading,  public reading,  based on book,  death of family,  death of sister,  grocery store,  brooklyn new york city,  what happened to epilogue,  eyeglasses,  death of brother,  blindfold,  tied up,  hanging,  pay phone,  microphone,  cafe,  dead body,  tears,  rifle,  taxi,  shooting,  drink,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  shot in the head,  shot to death,  corpse,  prison,  crying,  train,  telephone call,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  one word title,  death,  gun,  blood,  violence,  murder

Bonnie And Clyde (1967) is one of the best movies like Capote (2005)
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama

Bonnie And Clyde (1967)

1934. Young adults Bonnie Parker, a waitress, and Clyde Barrow, a criminal just released from prison, are immediately attracted to what the other represents for their life when they meet by chance in West Dallas, Texas. Bonnie is fascinated with Clyde's criminal past, and his matter-of-factness and bravado in talking about it. Clyde sees in Bonnie someone sympatico to his goals in life. Although attracted to each other physically, a sexual relationship between the two has a few obstacles to happen. Regardless, they decide to join forces to embark on a life of crime, holding up whatever establishments, primarily banks, to make money and to have fun. They don't plan on hurting anyone physically or killing anyone despite wielding loaded guns. They amass a small gang of willing accomplices, including C.W. Moss, a mechanic to fix whatever cars they steal which is important especially for their getaways, and Buck Barrow, one of Clyde's older brothers. The only reluctant tag-along is Buck's nervous wife, Blanche Barrow, a preacher's daughter. The gang's life changes after the first fatal shot is fired. Following, their willingness to shoot to kill increases to protect themselves and their livelihood. Their notoriety precedes them, so much so that no matter what one's opinion is of them, most want to have some association to the Barrow gang, to help them, to be spoken in the same breath as them, or to capture and or kill them. Of the many people they encounter in their crime spree, t… (Read More)

Themes:theft,  robbery,  money,  love
Mood:gore
Locations:farm,  restaurant
Characters:sheriff,  thief,  photographer,  policeman
Story:wheat field,  theatre audience,  american midwest,  reward,  grocery store,  eyeglasses,  death of brother,  reading,  pay phone,  police car,  police station,  newspaper,  criminal,  jail,  cafe,  rural setting,  tears,  rifle,  shooting,  camera,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot to death,  prison,  crying,  telephone call,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  kiss,  death,  violence,  murder,  gun,  police,  blood

Caché (2005)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Caché (2005)

Set in France, Georges is a TV Literary Reviewer and lives in a small yet modern town house with his wife Ann, a publisher and his young son Pierrot. They begin to receive video tapes through the post of their house and family, along side obscure child-like drawings. They visit the police with hope of aid to find the stalker, but as there is no direct threat, they refuse to help. As the tapes become more personal, Georges takes it upon himself to figure out who is putting through his family through such horror. A true Michael Haneke Classic. (Read More)

Themes:celebrity,  loneliness,  racism,  money,  friendship,  love
Characters:lawyer,  writer,  policeman,  detective,  boy,  friend
Story:surrogate brother,  publisher,  grocery store,  magazine,  trust,  reading,  liar,  author,  drawing,  apology,  throat slitting,  teenage boy,  neighbor,  tears,  lie,  book,  camera,  crying,  telephone call,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  one word title,  police,  interview,  blood,  violence

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2009)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2009)

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle suspects murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, ruthless computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from almost forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history; but, the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves. (Read More)

Themes:racism,  drunkenness,  drinking,  christmas
Mood:gore
Locations:courtroom,  farm,  snow
Characters:killer,  lawyer,  photographer,  policeman,  boy
Story:prison visitation,  car rental,  publisher,  research,  press conference,  magazine,  trust,  death of brother,  tied up,  diary,  hanging,  flowers,  microphone,  trial,  apology,  police car,  newspaper,  reporter,  jail,  rifle,  shooting,  drink,  camera,  investigation,  airplane,  police officer,  crying,  train,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  tattoo,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  death,  violence,  murder,  gun,  blood

The Reader (2008)
Drama, Romance

The Reader (2008)

THE READER opens in post-war Germany when teenager Michael Berg becomes ill and is helped home by Hanna, a stranger twice his age. Michael recovers from scarlet fever and seeks out Hanna to thank her. The two are quickly drawn into a passionate but secretive affair. Michael discovers that Hanna loves being read to and their physical relationship deepens. Hanna is enthralled as Michael reads to her from "The Odyssey," "Huck Finn" and "The Lady with the Little Dog." Despite their intense bond, Hanna mysteriously disappears one day and Michael is left confused and heartbroken. Eight years later, while Michael is a law student observing the Nazi war crime trials, he is stunned to find Hanna back in his life - this time as a defendant in the courtroom. As Hanna's past is revealed, Michael uncovers a deep secret that will impact both of their lives. THE READER is a story about truth and reconciliation, about how one generation comes to terms with the crimes of another. (Read More)

Themes:writing,  money,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  policeman,  student,  friend
Period:1960s
Story:prison visitation,  vanity,  shame,  court,  flowers,  reading,  microphone,  trial,  apology,  judge,  teenage boy,  jail,  cafe,  tears,  lie,  taxi,  book,  letter,  high school,  prison,  crying,  train,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  new york city,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  murder,  police,  death,  kiss,  gun

My Left Foot (1989) is one of the best movies like Capote (2005)
Biography, Drama

My Left Foot (1989)

Christy Brown is a spastic quadriplegic born to a large, poor Irish family. His mother, Mrs Brown, recognizes the intelligence and humanity in the lad everyone else regards as a vegetable. Eventually, Christy matures into a cantankerous writer who uses his only functional limb, his left foot, to write with. (Read More)

Themes:writing,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  love
Locations:restaurant
Characters:artist,  priest,  writer,  boy
Story:scrapbook,  applause,  typewriter,  isolation,  flowers,  reading,  microphone,  author,  drawing,  apology,  teenage boy,  reference to jesus christ,  book,  painting,  drink,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  death

We Own The Night (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

We Own The Night (2007)

Brooklyn, 1988. Crime is rife, especially drugs and drug violence. A Russian thug is building his heroin trade, while everyone laughs at the cops. Brothers have chosen different paths: Joe has followed his father Bert into New York's Finest; he's a rising star. Bobby, who uses his mother's maiden name, manages a club. Bobby too is on the rise: he has a new girlfriend and a green-light to develop a Manhattan club. Joe and Bert ask him to help with intelligence gathering; he declines. Then, Joe raids Bobby's club to arrest the Russian. From there, things spiral out of control: the Russian puts out a hit on Joe, personal losses mount, and Bobby's loyalties face the test. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant
Characters:photographer,  policeman
Story:jail cell,  bag over head,  brooklyn new york city,  trust,  limousine,  park,  coffin,  throat slitting,  police car,  police station,  jail,  cafe,  tears,  rifle,  shooting,  drink,  camera,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  police officer,  shot to death,  prison,  crying,  telephone call,  new york city,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  murder,  gun,  violence,  police,  blood,  death

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