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Chronicle (2012)
Sci-fi, Thriller

Chronicle (2012)

The shy, lonely and outcast teenager Andrew Detmer is bullied and has no friends at high-school and lives with his abusive and alcoholic father Richard Detmer and his terminally ill mother Karen. Andrew buys a camera to film his everyday life. His cousin Matt Garetty drives him to school and invites Andrew to go to a party at night. telekinetic abilities and Andrew becomes the most powerful. But he easily loses his temper and becomes dangerous while Matt tries to control him. When his mother needs a medicine and Andrew does not have enough money to buy it, his darker side overcomes and he becomes a menace. (Read More)

Themes:bullying,  surveillance,  humiliation,  redemption,  cancer,  corruption,  anger,  robbery,  funeral,  drunkenness,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:cave,  hospital
Characters:bully,  teenager
Story:lightning storm,  struck by lightning,  grave side ceremony,  surveillance footage,  bully comeuppance,  robbery gone awry,  pump action shotgun,  high school,  reference to schopenhauer,  hit with a baseball,  seattle space needle,  volkswagen new beetle,  sitting on a rooftop,  hole in the ground,  leaf blower,  tooth ripped out,  tightrope walker,  terminally ill,  playing cello,  beer pong,  stabbed with a fork,  bell 206 jet ranger helicopter,  thrown through a wall,  dying mother,  reference to plato,  sick mother,  hit by a bus,  blogger,  troubled teen,  loss of control,  alcoholic father,  finger gun,  fratricide,  sole black character dies cliche,  talent show,  lego,  tibet,  super power,  shot in the hand,  rave,  helicopter crash,  patricide,  no title at beginning,  crystal,  mall,  abuse of power,  discovery,  villain played by lead actor,  magic trick,  outcast,  levitation,  seattle washington,  exploding helicopter,  telekinesis,  abusive father,  lasersight,  body landing on a car,  title at the end,  thunderstorm,  underage drinking,  chaos,  severed finger,  gas mask,  rampage,  singing in a car,  teddy bear,  crush,  swat team,  nosebleed,  spider,  security camera,  group of friends,  rage,  teen angst,  flying,  destruction,  supermarket,  terminal illness,  maniac,  directorial debut,  character says i love you,  found footage,  domestic violence,  american abroad,  high school student,  prank,  cousin cousin relationship,  bank,  lightning,  statue,  umbrella,  person on fire,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  attempted murder,  stabbed in the back,  virgin,  argument,  grave,  talking to the camera,  training,  looking at the camera,  news report,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  child abuse,  death of friend,  football,  impalement,  video camera,  dysfunctional family,  subjective camera,  death of mother,  supernatural power,  vomiting,  falling from height,  airplane,  shotgun,  car accident,  swimming pool,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  party,  explosion,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  death,  violence,  fight,  murder

Power Rangers (2017)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Power Rangers (2017)

High school outcasts stumble upon an old alien ship, where they acquire superpowers and are dubbed the Power Rangers. Learning that an old enemy of the previous generation has returned to exact vegenance, the group must harness their powers and use them to work together and save the world.

Themes:redemption,  anger,  robbery,  funeral,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:cave
Characters:bully,  teenager
Story:bully comeuppance,  tooth ripped out,  sick mother,  super power,  crystal,  outcast,  levitation,  rampage,  singing in a car,  group of friends,  teen angst,  destruction,  terminal illness,  high school student,  prank,  lightning,  training,  news report,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  shotgun,  car accident,  high school,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  fight,  death,  murder,  violence

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The Guest (2014)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Themes:bullying,  friendship,  revenge
Characters:bully,  teenager
Story:bully comeuppance,  villain played by lead actor,  title at the end,  underage drinking,  nosebleed,  character says i love you,  high school student,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  subjective camera,  death of mother,  shotgun,  high school,  teenage boy,  party,  explosion,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  violence,  murder,  death

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,  robbery,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Story:surveillance footage,  pump action shotgun,  bell 206 jet ranger helicopter,  hit by a bus,  finger gun,  no title at beginning,  exploding helicopter,  lasersight,  body landing on a car,  swat team,  nosebleed,  security camera,  bank,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  airplane,  shotgun,  swimming pool,  explosion,  one word title,  violence,  murder,  death

Menace II Society (1993) is one of the best movies like Chronicle (2012)
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:humiliation,  anger,  robbery,  drunkenness,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:teenager
Story:shot in the hand,  underage drinking,  directorial debut,  high school student,  cousin cousin relationship,  lightning,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  death of mother,  vomiting,  shotgun,  high school,  coming of age,  party,  mother son relationship,  fight,  death,  violence,  murder

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Stolen (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Stolen (2012)

In New Orleans, the notorious bank thief and family man Will Montgomery steals $10m with his partners Vincent, Riley Jeffers and Hoyt. However, he has an argument with Vincent in the runaway and Hoyt leaves Will behind. He tries to flee but the FBI agent Tim Harlend organizes a manhunt and Will is captured, but he burns the stolen money to get rid of the evidence against him. Eight years later, Will leaves the prison and he goes to the house of his teenage daughter Alison Loeb, who has issues against him. Alison leaves Will alone in a coffee shop and takes a cab to go to a session with her shrink. However, a couple of minutes later, Will receives a phone call from Vincent, who is presumed dead, telling that he has abducted Alison and will kill her unless he receives the $10m of the last robbery. Now Will has twelve hours to find a way to rescue his daughter from the hands of the psychopath Vincent. This is why Stolen (2012) is one of the best movies like Chronicle (2012). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  redemption,  robbery,  drunkenness,  revenge
Characters:teenager
Story:pump action shotgun,  lasersight,  severed finger,  teddy bear,  swat team,  security camera,  character says i love you,  bank,  person on fire,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  argument,  impalement,  subjective camera,  falling from height,  shotgun,  car accident,  teenage girl,  explosion,  one word title,  murder,  death,  fight,  violence

American Assassin (2017)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  redemption,  anger,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Story:surveillance footage,  no title at beginning,  discovery,  body landing on a car,  title at the end,  chaos,  gas mask,  american abroad,  bank,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  attempted murder,  training,  news report,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  subjective camera,  airplane,  car accident,  swimming pool,  coming of age,  explosion,  violence,  death,  fight,  murder

The 5th Wave (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The 5th Wave (2016)

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope - if she can only trust him. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  friendship
Characters:teenager
Story:body landing on a car,  underage drinking,  chaos,  gas mask,  teddy bear,  teen angst,  destruction,  high school student,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  training,  news report,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  subjective camera,  death of mother,  airplane,  shotgun,  car accident,  high school,  swimming pool,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  party,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  fight,  death,  murder,  violence

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Skyline (2010) is one of the best movies like Chronicle (2012)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Skyline (2010)

Jarrod and his pregnant girlfriend Elaine travel to Los Angeles to meet his old friend and successful entrepreneur Terry, and his wife Candice. Terry gives a party in his apartment for Jarrod and offers a job position to him in LA. Terry's assistant and lover Denise (Crystal Reed) and his friend Ray (Neil Hopkins) sleep on the couch in the living room, but in the dawn of the next morning, the group is awakened by mysterious beams of blue light. Ray stares at the light and is taken by the mysterious force. The group of friends try to escape from the alien invaders. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  drunkenness
Story:sole black character dies cliche,  helicopter crash,  crystal,  levitation,  exploding helicopter,  chaos,  security camera,  group of friends,  lightning,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  subjective camera,  vomiting,  falling from height,  airplane,  swimming pool,  party,  explosion,  one word title,  death

Elephant (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Elephant (2003)

A day in the lives of a group of average teenage high school students. The film follows every character and shows their daily routines. However two of the students plan to do something that the student body won't forget.

Themes:bullying,  anger,  drunkenness,  friendship,  revenge
Characters:bully
Story:outcast,  thunderstorm,  rage,  high school student,  argument,  video camera,  shotgun,  car accident,  high school,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  explosion,  father son relationship,  death,  murder,  violence

Horns (2013)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Horns (2013)

After Iggy's long-time girlfriend is murdered and the whole town agrees he is the killer, he awakens one morning with horns and the townspeople soon confess their sins. Once knowing the sins of the people, he is facing the true killer of his beloved girlfriend. This is why Horns (2013) is one of the best movies like Chronicle (2012). (Read More)

Themes:cancer,  anger,  drunkenness,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:teenager
Story:pump action shotgun,  terminally ill,  discovery,  outcast,  seattle washington,  severed finger,  teddy bear,  group of friends,  terminal illness,  character says i love you,  statue,  person on fire,  attempted murder,  virgin,  no opening credits,  impalement,  death of mother,  supernatural power,  shotgun,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  explosion,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  murder,  death,  violence,  fight

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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,  anger,  revenge,  friendship
Story:fratricide,  patricide,  telekinesis,  rampage,  spider,  security camera,  destruction,  american abroad,  lightning,  statue,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  attempted murder,  news report,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  subjective camera,  supernatural power,  airplane,  shotgun,  car accident,  explosion,  fight,  murder,  violence,  death

Captain America: Civil War (2016) is one of the best movies like Chronicle (2012)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a hero's actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spider-Man) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  redemption,  anger,  robbery,  funeral,  friendship,  revenge
Characters:teenager
Story:surveillance footage,  super power,  no title at beginning,  levitation,  exploding helicopter,  telekinesis,  lasersight,  body landing on a car,  title at the end,  gas mask,  rampage,  swat team,  nosebleed,  spider,  security camera,  flying,  american abroad,  statue,  training,  news report,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  subjective camera,  death of mother,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  airplane,  shotgun,  car accident,  teenage boy,  coming of age,  explosion,  father son relationship,  murder,  fight,  violence,  death

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

The Dark Knight (2008)

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

Themes:surveillance,  corruption,  anger,  robbery,  funeral,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Story:chaos,  hit by a bus,  helicopter crash,  no title at beginning,  magic trick,  exploding helicopter,  lasersight,  body landing on a car,  title at the end,  swat team,  flying,  destruction,  maniac,  american abroad,  bank,  person on fire,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  attempted murder,  news report,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  death of friend,  impalement,  subjective camera,  falling from height,  airplane,  shotgun,  car accident,  party,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  murder,  death,  fight,  violence

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Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)

Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  redemption,  corruption,  robbery,  funeral,  revenge
Story:surveillance footage,  rave,  lasersight,  body landing on a car,  title at the end,  swat team,  security camera,  destruction,  american abroad,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  attempted murder,  news report,  exploding car,  falling from height,  airplane,  shotgun,  car accident,  swimming pool,  party,  explosion,  violence,  fight,  murder,  death

American Ultra (2015)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

American Ultra (2015)

Small-town stoner Mike Howell ('Jesse Eisenberg' (qv)) spends most of his time getting high and writing a graphic novel about a superhero monkey. What Mike doesn't know is that he was trained by the CIA to be a lethal killing machine. When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Now, the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting wasted by the failed test subjects that are sent after him by the CIA. This is why American Ultra (2015) is one of the best movies like Chronicle (2012). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  redemption,  revenge
Story:abuse of power,  lasersight,  title at the end,  gas mask,  teddy bear,  swat team,  nosebleed,  security camera,  supermarket,  character says i love you,  american abroad,  umbrella,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  news report,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  impalement,  vomiting,  airplane,  shotgun,  car accident,  explosion,  death,  violence,  murder,  fight

Colossal (2016) is one of the best movies like Chronicle (2012)
Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Colossal (2016)

Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an out-of-work girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  anger,  drunkenness,  revenge,  friendship
Characters:bully
Story:struck by lightning,  bully comeuppance,  magic trick,  levitation,  exploding helicopter,  telekinesis,  thunderstorm,  rampage,  destruction,  american abroad,  lightning,  news report,  no opening credits,  supernatural power,  airplane,  swimming pool,  explosion,  one word title,  fight,  death,  violence

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X-men: Apocalypse (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  anger,  drunkenness,  revenge
Locations:cave
Characters:bully,  teenager
Story:destruction,  bully comeuppance,  outcast,  levitation,  telekinesis,  body landing on a car,  chaos,  rampage,  teen angst,  american abroad,  high school student,  lightning,  news report,  no opening credits,  impalement,  subjective camera,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  airplane,  high school,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  explosion,  fight,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  violence,  death,  murder

Into The Storm (2014)
Action, Thriller

Into The Storm (2014)

In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot. (Read More)

Themes:redemption
Characters:teenager
Story:thunderstorm,  chaos,  crush,  security camera,  destruction,  character says i love you,  found footage,  high school student,  bank,  lightning,  umbrella,  argument,  news report,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  video camera,  subjective camera,  falling from height,  airplane,  car accident,  high school,  swimming pool,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  explosion,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death

The Green Hornet (2011)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Green Hornet (2011)

Playboy Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) becomes the new publisher of Los Angeles' "The Daily Sentinel" after the sudden death of his father. Britt's party life is about to change when he and his driver and kung fu expert, Kato (Jay Chou), stop a robbery. With the help of Kato, Britt starts a new career of fighting crime as the masked superhero "The Green Hornet". (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  robbery,  funeral,  drunkenness,  revenge
Story:robbery gone awry,  finger gun,  no title at beginning,  lasersight,  gas mask,  singing in a car,  swat team,  statue,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  argument,  training,  news report,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  subjective camera,  falling from height,  car accident,  swimming pool,  party,  explosion,  father son relationship,  violence,  death,  fight,  murder

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Scanners (1981) is one of the best movies like Chronicle (2012)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Scanners (1981)

Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn't, and converts him to their cause - to destroy the underground movement. This is why Scanners (1981) is one of the best movies like Chronicle (2012). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance
Story:thrown through a wall,  fratricide,  super power,  shot in the hand,  villain played by lead actor,  telekinesis,  nosebleed,  security camera,  destruction,  statue,  person on fire,  exploding car,  subjective camera,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  shotgun,  car accident,  explosion,  one word title,  violence,  death,  murder

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. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  robbery,  friendship,  revenge
Story:levitation,  rampage,  security camera,  directorial debut,  lightning,  person on fire,  stabbed in the back,  attempted murder,  training,  news report,  death of friend,  impalement,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  airplane,  shotgun,  coming of age,  party,  explosion,  violence,  death,  murder,  fight

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:corruption,  revenge,  friendship
Characters:bully,  teenager
Story:bully comeuppance,  football,  pump action shotgun,  shot in the hand,  body landing on a car,  swat team,  umbrella,  person on fire,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  exploding car,  death of friend,  dysfunctional family,  falling from height,  shotgun,  car accident,  swimming pool,  teenage girl,  explosion,  fight,  murder,  violence,  death

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Self/less (2015)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Self/less (2015)

An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

Themes:redemption,  cancer,  funeral,  friendship,  revenge
Story:no title at beginning,  lasersight,  title at the end,  terminal illness,  person on fire,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  training,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  subjective camera,  airplane,  shotgun,  car accident,  swimming pool,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  death,  violence,  murder,  fight

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) is one of the best movies like Chronicle (2012)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  humiliation,  robbery,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:teenager
Story:robbery gone awry,  pump action shotgun,  no title at beginning,  title at the end,  nosebleed,  bank,  lightning,  statue,  attempted murder,  news report,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  subjective camera,  falling from height,  shotgun,  car accident,  teenage girl,  explosion,  fight,  violence,  death,  murder

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

The general public is concerned over having Superman on their planet and letting the "Dark Knight" - Batman - pursue the streets of Gotham. While this is happening, a power-phobic Batman tries to attack Superman.,Meanwhile Superman tries to settle on a decision, and Lex Luthor, the criminal mastermind and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the "Man of Steel". This is why Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016) is one of the best movies like Chronicle (2012). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  redemption,  anger,  funeral,  revenge
Story:surveillance footage,  thrown through a wall,  helicopter crash,  levitation,  exploding helicopter,  body landing on a car,  chaos,  rampage,  flying,  destruction,  character says i love you,  lightning,  statue,  stabbed in the back,  training,  news report,  exploding car,  death of friend,  impalement,  death of mother,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  airplane,  shotgun,  party,  explosion,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  murder,  fight,  violence

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Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

In part six of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, dream monster Freddy Krueger has finally killed all the children of his hometown, and seeks to escape its confines to hunt fresh prey. To this end, he recruits the aid of his (previously unmentioned) daughter. However, she discovers the demonic origin of her father's powers and meets Dad head-on in a final showdown (originally presented in 3-D). (Read More)

Characters:teenager
Story:thrown through a wall,  hit by a bus,  villain played by lead actor,  abusive father,  severed finger,  rampage,  rage,  maniac,  statue,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  child abuse,  impalement,  subjective camera,  death of mother,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  airplane,  high school,  father son relationship,  death,  murder,  violence

V/h/s/2 (2013)
Horror, Thriller

V/h/s/2 (2013)

Locations:hospital
Story:pump action shotgun,  title at the end,  severed finger,  teddy bear,  nosebleed,  character says i love you,  found footage,  prank,  no opening credits,  video camera,  subjective camera,  supernatural power,  shotgun,  swimming pool,  explosion,  murder

Red Dawn (2012) is one of the best movies like Chronicle (2012)
Action, Thriller

Red Dawn (2012)

The city of Spokane, Washington is awakened by a North Korean paratrooper invasion. Marine Corps veteran Jed Eckert and his civilian brother, Matt, escape with a group of friends to an isolated cabin in the woods, where they witness the execution of their father at the hands of the ruthless Captain Cho. The brothers unite with their friends to form a guerrilla resistance group--the Wolverines--to drive the invaders from their home. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  revenge,  friendship
Characters:teenager
Story:body landing on a car,  chaos,  security camera,  destruction,  character says i love you,  high school student,  training,  news report,  exploding car,  death of friend,  vomiting,  airplane,  shotgun,  car accident,  high school,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  explosion,  father son relationship,  murder,  death,  violence,  fight

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Cloverfield (2008)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cloverfield (2008)

Cloverfield follows five New Yorkers from the perspective of a hand-held video camera. The movie is exactly the length of a DV Tape and a sub-plot is established by showing bits and pieces of video previously recorded on the tape that is being recorded over. The movie starts as a monster of unknown origin destroys a building. As they go to investigate, parts of the building and the head of the Statue of Liberty come raining down. The movie follows their adventure trying to escape and save a friend, a love interest of the main character. (Read More)

Story:video camera,  statue,  loss of control,  helicopter crash,  chaos,  rampage,  spider,  group of friends,  destruction,  directorial debut,  character says i love you,  found footage,  talking to the camera,  looking at the camera,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  subjective camera,  party,  explosion,  one word title,  death,  violence

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)
Horror, Thriller

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)

Jesse begins experiencing a number of disturbing and unexplainable things after the death of his neighbor. As he investigates, it isn't long before Jesse finds he's been marked for possession by a malevolent demonic entity, and it's only a matter of time before he is completely under its control... This is why Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) is one of the best movies like Chronicle (2012). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Characters:teenager
Story:loss of control,  no title at beginning,  levitation,  body landing on a car,  underage drinking,  found footage,  prank,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  video camera,  subjective camera,  falling from height,  shotgun,  high school,  party,  death,  murder

The Lawnmower Man (1992)
Horror, Sci-fi

The Lawnmower Man (1992)

A scientist performs experiments involving intelligence enhancing drugs and virtual reality on a simple-minded gardener. He puts the gardener on an extensive schedule of learning, and quickly he becomes brilliant. But at this point the gardener has a few ideas of his own on how the research should continue, and the scientist begins losing control of his experiments. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  friendship,  revenge
Characters:bully
Story:bully comeuppance,  abuse of power,  telekinesis,  abusive father,  rampage,  security camera,  person on fire,  training,  news report,  child abuse,  supernatural power,  shotgun,  explosion,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  murder,  violence

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Man Of Steel (2013) is one of the best movies like Chronicle (2012)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Man Of Steel (2013)

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Themes:revenge
Characters:bully
Story:bully comeuppance,  thrown through a wall,  helicopter crash,  no title at beginning,  exploding helicopter,  telekinesis,  title at the end,  chaos,  gas mask,  flying,  bank,  person on fire,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  impalement,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  airplane,  coming of age,  explosion,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  fight,  violence,  murder

World War Z (2013)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

World War Z (2013)

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance
Story:chaos,  bell 206 jet ranger helicopter,  helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  body landing on a car,  security camera,  supermarket,  american abroad,  person on fire,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  exploding car,  death of friend,  impalement,  falling from height,  airplane,  shotgun,  car accident,  explosion,  violence,  murder,  death

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,  corruption,  anger,  robbery,  drunkenness,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Story:surveillance footage,  shot in the hand,  abuse of power,  swat team,  security camera,  bank,  lightning,  attempted murder,  news report,  exploding car,  death of friend,  airplane,  shotgun,  car accident,  party,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  violence,  murder,  death

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Point Break (2015)
Action, Crime, Sport, Thriller

Point Break (2015)

A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists. Deep undercover, and with his life in danger, he strives to prove these athletes are the architects of the mind-boggling crimes that are devastating the world's financial markets. This is why Point Break (2015) is one of the best movies like Chronicle (2012). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  redemption,  robbery,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:cave
Story:surveillance footage,  directorial debut,  american abroad,  bank,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  falling from height,  airplane,  shotgun,  car accident,  party,  explosion,  death,  murder,  fight

Allegiant (2016) is one of the best movies like Chronicle (2012)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  corruption,  revenge
Locations:cave
Characters:teenager
Story:lasersight,  chaos,  gas mask,  security camera,  character says i love you,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  attempted murder,  training,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  impalement,  subjective camera,  falling from height,  airplane,  car accident,  teenage girl,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  murder,  violence,  death,  fight

Logan (2017)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

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

Themes:redemption,  corruption,  anger,  funeral,  drunkenness,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:bully
Story:bully comeuppance,  shot in the hand,  telekinesis,  body landing on a car,  rampage,  swat team,  rage,  umbrella,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  attempted murder,  exploding car,  impalement,  subjective camera,  supernatural power,  shotgun,  car accident,  explosion,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  fight,  murder,  death,  violence

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (2016)

The Turtles continue to live in the shadows and no one knows they were the ones who took down Shredder. And Vernon is the one everyone thinks is the one who took Shredder down. April O'Neill does some snooping and learns a scientist named, Baxter Stockman is working for Shredder. He plans to break him out while he's being transported. April tells the turtles who try to stop it but can't. Stockman tries to teleport Shredder but he some how ends up in another dimension and meets a warlord named Krang who instructs Shredder to assemble a teleportation device he sent to Earth a long time ago. He gives Shredder some mutagen which he uses to transform two criminals who were also in the transport with him, Rock Steady and Bebop into mutants. And they set out to find the device. April saw the transformation while investigating Stockman, She would take the mutagen and she would be chased by Shredder's minions, the Foot Clan. He is saved by a man named Casey Jones who was the one who transporting Shredder. The Turtles show up and they try to work together. In the melee the mutagen ends up with the police. Knowing Shredder will try and get it back, April tries to get it first she asks Vern to help. Eventually she and Casey are arrested. The Turtles get the mutagen and Donatello analyzes it learns it could make them human, which he tells Leonardo who tells him to forget it and not to tell the others. But Michelangelo tells Raphael who feels that Leonardo doesn't respect them. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  redemption,  revenge,  friendship
Characters:teenager
Story:surveillance footage,  no title at beginning,  crystal,  body landing on a car,  title at the end,  swat team,  security camera,  teen angst,  destruction,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  training,  news report,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  impalement,  subjective camera,  falling from height,  airplane,  shotgun,  car accident,  coming of age,  party,  explosion,  violence,  fight

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city.

Themes:surveillance,  redemption,  robbery,  funeral,  revenge
Locations:cave,  hospital
Story:no title at beginning,  title at the end,  chaos,  gas mask,  swat team,  security camera,  destruction,  american abroad,  statue,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  training,  news report,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  football,  impalement,  subjective camera,  falling from height,  airplane,  shotgun,  car accident,  party,  explosion,  death,  murder,  fight

The Fate Of The Furious (2017) is one of the best movies like Chronicle (2012)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game-and the rest of the crew has been exonerated-the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, the elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world's stage... and to bring home the man who made them a family. This is why The Fate Of The Furious (2017) is one of the best movies like Chronicle (2012). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  redemption,  anger,  friendship,  revenge
Story:helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  body landing on a car,  chaos,  swat team,  security camera,  destruction,  american abroad,  cousin cousin relationship,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  attempted murder,  stabbed in the back,  exploding car,  subjective camera,  falling from height,  airplane,  shotgun,  car accident,  explosion,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  violence,  fight,  murder,  death

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13 Hours (2016)
Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War

13 Hours (2016)

Libya, 2012. At an unofficial CIA base in Benghazi a group of ex-military contractors are providing security. In the aftermath of Gaddafi's downfall a power vacuum exists and the climate is volatile. Military weapons are freely available. The US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, makes a visit to the area, staying in a compound near the CIA base. On the night of 11 September, 2012, the Ambassador's compound is attacked by hordes of heavily armed locals. The only forces willing and able to defend it are six CIA contractors. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  anger
Story:sole black character dies cliche,  lasersight,  chaos,  severed finger,  security camera,  destruction,  american abroad,  person on fire,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  death of friend,  subjective camera,  airplane,  shotgun,  car accident,  swimming pool,  explosion,  violence,  murder,  death

Wonder Woman (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, War

Wonder Woman (2017)

Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  anger,  drunkenness,  revenge
Locations:cave
Story:fratricide,  super power,  no title at beginning,  levitation,  telekinesis,  title at the end,  chaos,  gas mask,  destruction,  american abroad,  lightning,  statue,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  attempted murder,  training,  no opening credits,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  airplane,  shotgun,  coming of age,  party,  explosion,  fight,  violence,  murder,  death

Chaos (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Chaos (2005)

In Seattle, detective Quentin Conners is unfairly suspended and his partner Jason York leaves the police force after a tragic shooting on Pearl Street Bridge, when the hostage and the criminal die. During a bank heist with a hostage situation, Conners is assigned in charge of the operation with the rookie Shane Dekker as his partner. The thieves, lead by Lorenz, apparently do not steal a penny from the bank. While chasing the gangsters, the police team disclose that they planted a virus in the system, stealing one billion dollars from the different accounts, using the principle of the Chaos Theory. Further, they find that Lorenz is killing his accomplices. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  revenge
Story:bank,  pump action shotgun,  bell 206 jet ranger helicopter,  seattle washington,  chaos,  gas mask,  swat team,  security camera,  exploding car,  impalement,  airplane,  shotgun,  car accident,  explosion,  one word title,  fight,  murder,  death,  violence

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Harry Brown (2009) is one of the best movies like Chronicle (2012)
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. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  drunkenness,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Story:grave side ceremony,  terminally ill,  lasersight,  rampage,  swat team,  terminal illness,  directorial debut,  attempted murder,  stabbed in the back,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  death of friend,  subjective camera,  death of mother,  car accident,  teenage boy,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  violence,  murder,  death

A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
Horror, Thriller

A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)

A new family moves into the house on Elm Street, and before long, the kids are again having nightmares about deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger. This time, Freddy attempts to possess a teenage boy to cause havoc in the real world, and can only be overcome if the boy's sweetheart can master her fear. This is why A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) is one of the best movies like Chronicle (2012). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Characters:teenager
Story:underage drinking,  rampage,  teen angst,  maniac,  character says i love you,  lightning,  person on fire,  stabbed in the back,  football,  impalement,  subjective camera,  supernatural power,  shotgun,  high school,  swimming pool,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  party,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  murder,  death

Weird Science (1985)
Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi

Weird Science (1985)

Two unpopular teenagers, Gary Wallace and Wyatt Donnelly, fail at all attempts to be accepted by their peers. Their desperation to be liked leads them to "create" a woman via their computer. Their living and breathing creation is a gorgeous woman, Lisa, whose purpose is to boost their confidence level by putting them into situations which require Gary and Wyatt to act like men. On their road to becoming accepted, they encounter many hilarious obstacles, which gives the movie an overall sense of silliness. (Read More)

Themes:bullying,  humiliation,  drunkenness,  friendship
Characters:bully,  teenager
Story:mall,  thunderstorm,  underage drinking,  rampage,  teen angst,  destruction,  character says i love you,  high school student,  virgin,  supernatural power,  shotgun,  high school,  swimming pool,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  party,  explosion,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship

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

Morgan (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  anger,  revenge
Story:surveillance footage,  rampage,  security camera,  directorial debut,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  attempted murder,  death of friend,  impalement,  car accident,  one word title,  violence,  fight,  murder,  death

A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010) is one of the best movies like Chronicle (2012)
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:funeral,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:teenager
Story:grave side ceremony,  villain played by lead actor,  security camera,  high school student,  person on fire,  stabbed in the back,  death of friend,  impalement,  car accident,  high school,  swimming pool,  father son relationship,  murder,  death

Split (2016)
Horror, Thriller

Split (2016)

When three girls are kidnapped by a man with 23 different personalities, they have to work out which of those personalities will help them escape and which of those personalities will try to stop them.

Themes:surveillance,  funeral,  friendship
Characters:teenager
Story:pump action shotgun,  sole black character dies cliche,  mall,  villain played by lead actor,  gas mask,  rampage,  security camera,  rage,  maniac,  high school student,  attempted murder,  training,  news report,  child abuse,  death of friend,  subjective camera,  shotgun,  teenage girl,  party,  one word title,  violence,  death,  murder

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