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Cube (1997)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cube (1997)

Six different people, each from a very different walk of life, awaken to find themselves inside a giant cube with thousands of possible rooms. Each has a skill that becomes clear when they must band together to get out: a cop, a math whiz, a building designer, a doctor, an escape master, and a disabled man. Each plays a part in their thrilling quest to find answers as to why they've been imprisoned. (Read More)

Themes:claustrophobia,  autism,  philosophy,  amnesia,  panic,  exploitation,  insanity,  redemption,  tragedy,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge,  surrealism
Mood:allegory,  suspense,  gore
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Period:1990s
Story:prime numbers,  autistic savant,  slamming a door,  acid burn,  green light,  blue light,  trapped in a room,  red light,  wrongful imprisonment,  opening a door,  locked in a room,  booby trap,  survival horror,  escape artist,  escape attempt,  female doctor,  dropped from height,  reference to george orwell's 1984,  reference to big brother,  killed by a policeman,  punched in the belly,  canadian science fiction,  leg cut,  canadian horror,  motion sensor,  reference to harry houdini,  knifing,  equation,  huis clos,  shank,  fall to death,  face burn,  calling for help,  broken glasses,  leg ripped off,  shiv,  lone survivor,  psychological horror,  nihilist,  boot,  numbers,  unsolved mystery,  kafka esque,  melting face,  shard,  button,  savant,  spectacles,  bloody hand,  small cast,  single set production,  canuxploitation,  conspiracy theorist,  cube,  mathematician,  lifting female in air,  bleeding to death,  extreme close up,  labyrinth,  close up of eye,  improvised weapon,  black cop,  door,  sole survivor,  reference to james bond,  cut into pieces,  sole black character dies cliche,  trapdoor,  subterranean,  french canadian,  designer,  offscreen killing,  man kills a woman,  office worker,  urinating,  psychological thriller,  nihilism,  burnt face,  climbing,  mental retardation,  acid,  mathematics,  conspiracy theory,  minimal cast,  metaphor,  maze,  close up of eyes,  blood on shirt,  moral dilemma,  characters killed one by one,  imprisonment,  symbolism,  severed leg,  ambiguous ending,  light,  flamethrower,  room,  existentialism,  alternate reality,  one day,  punched in the chest,  near death experience,  crushed to death,  irony,  cynicism,  boots,  covered in blood,  tension,  barefoot,  puzzle,  stranger,  desperation,  lifting someone into the air,  woman with glasses,  sociopath,  dismemberment,  directorial debut,  severed arm,  die hard scenario,  suspicion,  trap,  self sacrifice,  knocked out,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  first of series,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  attempted murder,  prologue,  danger,  police officer killed,  no opening credits,  false accusation,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  prisoner,  impalement,  montage,  ambush,  survival,  subjective camera,  decapitation,  f word,  low budget film,  falling from height,  brawl,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  face slap,  urination,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  prison,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  one word title,  blood,  murder,  police,  death,  fight

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

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:panic,  redemption,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:booby trap,  nihilist,  nihilism,  moral dilemma,  cynicism,  desperation,  sociopath,  trap,  self sacrifice,  knocked out,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  attempted murder,  danger,  police officer killed,  no opening credits,  prisoner,  montage,  ambush,  survival,  subjective camera,  f word,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  face slap,  urination,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  prison,  surprise ending,  independent film,  police,  death,  murder,  blood,  fight

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

Morgan (2016)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:locked in a room,  female doctor,  improvised weapon,  close up of eyes,  moral dilemma,  characters killed one by one,  imprisonment,  punched in the chest,  directorial debut,  suspicion,  knocked out,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  attempted murder,  stabbed in the back,  danger,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  ambush,  f word,  brawl,  punched in the face,  rescue,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  one word title,  murder,  blood,  death,  fight

Predators (2010)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predators (2010)

The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they find that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  insanity,  redemption,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense,  gore
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:booby trap,  survival horror,  shiv,  moral dilemma,  characters killed one by one,  severed leg,  lifting someone into the air,  severed arm,  trap,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  danger,  no opening credits,  severed head,  impalement,  ambush,  subjective camera,  survival,  decapitation,  f word,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  blood,  murder,  death

House On Haunted Hill (1999) is one of the best movies like Cube (1997)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

House On Haunted Hill (1999)

When an eccentric millionaire offer a group of opposites $1,000,000 to spend the night in a so called "Haunted House" with a murderous past, they figure it is a quick way to get quick money and leave. All of them are sure it is some made up story just to mess with their heads a little and test their courage. But, once they stay in the house they start to think about the mistake they made in coming there when mysterious things start to happen. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge,  surrealism
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator
Characters:doctor
Period:1990s
Story:booby trap,  survival horror,  escape attempt,  cut into pieces,  offscreen killing,  blood on shirt,  severed leg,  one day,  near death experience,  covered in blood,  stranger,  suspicion,  self sacrifice,  knocked out,  character's point of view camera shot,  attempted murder,  prologue,  false accusation,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  ambush,  survival,  subjective camera,  decapitation,  f word,  brawl,  punched in the face,  rescue,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  corpse,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  death,  blood,  fight,  murder

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Alien: Covenant (2017)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Almost eleven years after the futile and disastrous expedition on the distant moon LV-223, the deep-space colonisation vessel Covenant equipped with more than 2,000 colonists in cryogenic hibernation, sets a course for the remote planet Origae-6 with the intention to build a new world. Instead, a rogue transmission will entice the crew to a nearby habitable small planet which resembles The Earth. The unsuspecting members of Covenant will have to cope with biological foes, beyond human comprehension. Ultimately, what was intended as a peaceful exploratory mission, will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space. This is why Alien: Covenant (2017) is one of the best movies like Cube (1997). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  insanity,  tragedy,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal
Mood:suspense,  gore
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:survival horror,  female doctor,  face burn,  sole survivor,  subterranean,  offscreen killing,  burnt face,  acid,  close up of eyes,  moral dilemma,  characters killed one by one,  punched in the chest,  near death experience,  crushed to death,  sociopath,  suspicion,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  stabbed in the back,  prologue,  danger,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  subjective camera,  survival,  decapitation,  f word,  falling from height,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  urination,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  fight,  blood,  death,  murder

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:panic,  insanity,  tragedy,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:acid burn,  booby trap,  trapdoor,  offscreen killing,  acid,  ambiguous ending,  punched in the chest,  near death experience,  crushed to death,  desperation,  sociopath,  knocked out,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  attempted murder,  prologue,  danger,  police officer killed,  no opening credits,  ambush,  subjective camera,  falling from height,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  face slap,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  blood,  fight,  police,  death,  murder

Hardcore Henry (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... (Read More)

Themes:amnesia,  panic,  exploitation,  insanity,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge,  surrealism
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:escape attempt,  female doctor,  improvised weapon,  cut into pieces,  offscreen killing,  man kills a woman,  flamethrower,  one day,  punched in the chest,  near death experience,  crushed to death,  sociopath,  dismemberment,  directorial debut,  severed arm,  self sacrifice,  knocked out,  character's point of view camera shot,  attempted murder,  stabbed in the back,  danger,  police officer killed,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  montage,  ambush,  survival,  subjective camera,  decapitation,  f word,  falling from height,  brawl,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  independent film,  police,  blood,  death,  fight,  murder

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Logan (2017) is one of the best movies like Cube (1997)
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:panic,  redemption,  tragedy,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense,  gore
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:face burn,  nihilist,  lifting female in air,  offscreen killing,  nihilism,  blood on shirt,  moral dilemma,  severed leg,  existentialism,  punched in the chest,  crushed to death,  cynicism,  stranger,  desperation,  sociopath,  dismemberment,  severed arm,  self sacrifice,  knocked out,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  attempted murder,  stabbed in the back,  danger,  police officer killed,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  montage,  subjective camera,  survival,  decapitation,  f word,  brawl,  written by director,  punched in the face,  rescue,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  murder,  blood,  fight,  death,  police

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. (Read More)

Themes:amnesia,  insanity,  redemption,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:escape attempt,  extreme close up,  close up of eye,  improvised weapon,  man kills a woman,  blood on shirt,  existentialism,  punched in the chest,  near death experience,  covered in blood,  barefoot,  die hard scenario,  knocked out,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  police officer killed,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  montage,  ambush,  survival,  f word,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  face slap,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  independent film,  death,  police,  murder,  fight,  blood

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:panic,  insanity,  redemption,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  surrealism,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:booby trap,  bleeding to death,  improvised weapon,  man kills a woman,  imprisonment,  punched in the chest,  near death experience,  directorial debut,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  prologue,  danger,  no opening credits,  false accusation,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  montage,  ambush,  subjective camera,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  face slap,  black comedy,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  blood,  murder,  fight,  death

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Nochnoy Dozor (2004)
Action, Fantasy, Thriller

Nochnoy Dozor (2004)

Among normal humans live the "Others" possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and the forces of the dark, who signed a truce several centuries ago to end a devastating battle. Ever since, the forces of light govern the day while the night belongs to their dark opponents. In modern day Moscow the dark Others actually roam the night as vampires while a "Night Watch" of light forces, among them Anton, the movie's protagonist, try to control them and limit their outrage. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  redemption,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge,  surrealism
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Period:1990s
Story:light,  female doctor,  improvised weapon,  near death experience,  dismemberment,  severed arm,  knocked out,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  attempted murder,  stabbed in the back,  prologue,  danger,  no opening credits,  false accusation,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  ambush,  subjective camera,  decapitation,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  police officer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  murder,  blood,  death,  fight

Green Room (2015) is one of the best movies like Cube (1997)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

Green Room (2015)

A band straying into a secluded part of the Pacific Northwest stumbles onto a horrific act of violence. Because they are the only witnesses, they become the targets of a terrifying gang of skinheads who want to make sure all the evidence is eliminated.

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense,  gore
Characters:hostage
Story:survival horror,  escape attempt,  bleeding to death,  improvised weapon,  man kills a woman,  characters killed one by one,  room,  one day,  near death experience,  tension,  desperation,  sociopath,  die hard scenario,  race against time,  attempted murder,  stabbed in the back,  danger,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  montage,  ambush,  survival,  f word,  brawl,  written by director,  slow motion scene,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  independent film,  police,  blood,  murder,  fight,  death

Allegiant (2016)
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:amnesia,  panic,  exploitation,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  surrealism,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:escape attempt,  subterranean,  offscreen killing,  man kills a woman,  moral dilemma,  punched in the chest,  near death experience,  cynicism,  suspicion,  knocked out,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  attempted murder,  danger,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  prisoner,  impalement,  ambush,  survival,  subjective camera,  falling from height,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  prison,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  murder,  blood,  fight,  death

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

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

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

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:acid burn,  escape attempt,  face burn,  single set production,  conspiracy theorist,  improvised weapon,  sole survivor,  subterranean,  offscreen killing,  psychological thriller,  burnt face,  acid,  metaphor,  minimal cast,  close up of eyes,  moral dilemma,  ambiguous ending,  room,  near death experience,  cynicism,  barefoot,  puzzle,  sociopath,  directorial debut,  die hard scenario,  suspicion,  self sacrifice,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  danger,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  montage,  ambush,  survival,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  black comedy,  corpse,  surprise ending,  murder,  death,  blood

Cube 2: Hypercube (2002)
Sci-fi, Thriller

Cube 2: Hypercube (2002)

Eight strangers find themselves waking up in a strange cube-shaped room with no recollection of how they came to be there. Soon discovering that they're in a strange fourth dimension where our laws of physics don't apply, they have to unravel the secrets of the "hypercube" in order to survive... This is why Cube 2: Hypercube (2002) is one of the best movies like Cube (1997). (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  surrealism
Story:trapped in a room,  locked in a room,  cube,  mathematician,  close up of eye,  cut into pieces,  mathematics,  maze,  blood on shirt,  imprisonment,  room,  alternate reality,  crushed to death,  barefoot,  stranger,  severed arm,  stabbed in the back,  danger,  stabbed in the chest,  montage,  decapitation,  slow motion scene,  corpse,  surprise ending,  death,  murder

Riddick (2013) is one of the best movies like Cube (1997)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Riddick (2013)

The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he's encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won't leave the planet without Riddick's head as their trophy. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:gore
Story:booby trap,  sole black character dies cliche,  close up of eyes,  characters killed one by one,  severed leg,  punched in the chest,  sociopath,  dismemberment,  severed arm,  trap,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  prisoner,  impalement,  montage,  ambush,  survival,  decapitation,  f word,  falling from height,  brawl,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  urination,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  blood,  death,  murder

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

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

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

Themes:redemption,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:bleeding to death,  sole black character dies cliche,  offscreen killing,  blood on shirt,  existentialism,  directorial debut,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  attempted murder,  danger,  police officer killed,  impalement,  ambush,  f word,  brawl,  written by director,  punched in the face,  rescue,  face slap,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  cult film,  independent film,  murder,  fight,  death,  blood

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

The Prophecy (1995)

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

Themes:panic,  insanity,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Mood:suspense,  gore
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:face burn,  burnt face,  close up of eyes,  punched in the chest,  near death experience,  cynicism,  sociopath,  knocked out,  race against time,  first of series,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  attempted murder,  danger,  police officer killed,  impalement,  survival,  falling from height,  brawl,  written by director,  punched in the face,  rescue,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  death,  blood,  fight,  police,  murder

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:panic,  exploitation,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:elevator
Story:escape attempt,  man kills a woman,  blood on shirt,  punched in the chest,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  attempted murder,  prologue,  danger,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  montage,  ambush,  survival,  f word,  falling from height,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  surprise ending,  fight,  death,  murder,  blood

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The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like Cube (1997)
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. This is why The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like Cube (1997). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  redemption,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  surrealism,  revenge
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:escape attempt,  improvised weapon,  subterranean,  offscreen killing,  man kills a woman,  close up of eyes,  moral dilemma,  punched in the chest,  near death experience,  self sacrifice,  knocked out,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  attempted murder,  prologue,  danger,  police officer killed,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  ambush,  subjective camera,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  face slap,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  murder,  death,  police,  fight,  blood

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:panic,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge,  surrealism
Mood:suspense,  gore
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:booby trap,  offscreen killing,  punched in the chest,  directorial debut,  severed arm,  knocked out,  race against time,  stabbed in the back,  attempted murder,  police officer killed,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  ambush,  survival,  decapitation,  f word,  falling from height,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  fight,  blood,  murder,  death

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:panic,  redemption,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  surrealism,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:subterranean,  man kills a woman,  punched in the chest,  crushed to death,  severed arm,  self sacrifice,  knocked out,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  danger,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  prisoner,  impalement,  montage,  ambush,  subjective camera,  decapitation,  falling from height,  brawl,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  prison,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  death,  murder,  blood,  fight

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

Don't Say A Word (2001)

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

Themes:panic,  insanity,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:improvised weapon,  sole black character dies cliche,  offscreen killing,  near death experience,  desperation,  sociopath,  suspicion,  knocked out,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  attempted murder,  prologue,  danger,  police officer killed,  stabbed in the chest,  ambush,  f word,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  death,  murder,  fight,  police,  blood

Blair Witch (2016) is one of the best movies like Cube (1997)
Horror, Thriller

Blair Witch (2016)

Near Burkittsville, in the Black Hills Forest, on the root of a lightning-struck tree, the couple of Lane and Talia find a DV tape sticking out of the ground. The content of the found tape is mostly footage of static, however, near the end, there is also an intriguing small part where someone is trying to escape from something that is after him, screaming and running in an abandoned house. After accidentally stumbling across the uploaded footage, James, believing that this is his final chance to put an end once and for all in the unresolved mystery of his sister's Heather disappearance, some twenty years ago in the same woods, he assembles a team of friends in search of answers. Sooner or later, the team will go astray in the heart of a green maze that is riddled with the chilling legend of Elly Kedward, the Blair Witch who relentlessly keeps messing with their sanity, gradually taking them down, one by one. Eventually, James will find himself in the epicentre of the evil activity, trapped inside the very house where his sister disappeared, unaware of the fact that, once more, the witch will demand her sacrifice. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense,  gore
Characters:hostage
Story:survival horror,  escape attempt,  psychological horror,  psychological thriller,  minimal cast,  maze,  characters killed one by one,  ambiguous ending,  near death experience,  crushed to death,  suspicion,  knocked out,  character's point of view camera shot,  danger,  no opening credits,  false accusation,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  subjective camera,  survival,  f word,  falling from height,  rescue,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  murder,  blood,  death

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. This is why Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016) is one of the best movies like Cube (1997). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  insanity,  redemption,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:booby trap,  survival horror,  cube,  cut into pieces,  sole black character dies cliche,  subterranean,  severed leg,  punched in the chest,  desperation,  sociopath,  severed arm,  self sacrifice,  knocked out,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  stabbed in the back,  prologue,  danger,  no opening credits,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  ambush,  survival,  subjective camera,  decapitation,  falling from height,  brawl,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  fight,  blood,  death,  murder

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Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

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

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:escape attempt,  improvised weapon,  man kills a woman,  blood on shirt,  punched in the chest,  covered in blood,  suspicion,  knocked out,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  attempted murder,  stabbed in the back,  prologue,  danger,  police officer killed,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  montage,  ambush,  survival,  f word,  falling from height,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  death,  police,  murder,  fight,  blood

El Mariachi (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

El Mariachi (1992)

El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor...a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake El Mariachi for the killer, Azul, and chase him around town trying to kill him and get his guitar case. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  tragedy,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:extreme close up,  offscreen killing,  man kills a woman,  close up of eyes,  blood on shirt,  ambiguous ending,  one day,  barefoot,  directorial debut,  knocked out,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  attempted murder,  prologue,  danger,  severed head,  prisoner,  ambush,  survival,  subjective camera,  low budget film,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  prison,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  death,  blood,  murder

Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like Cube (1997)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

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

Themes:panic,  redemption,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:bleeding to death,  improvised weapon,  man kills a woman,  moral dilemma,  punched in the chest,  crushed to death,  sociopath,  knocked out,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  attempted murder,  danger,  police officer killed,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  prisoner,  impalement,  subjective camera,  f word,  brawl,  punched in the face,  rescue,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  prison,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  one word title,  fight,  blood,  murder,  police,  death

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P2 (2007)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

P2 (2007)

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

Themes:panic,  insanity,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:locked in a room,  escape attempt,  single set production,  improvised weapon,  psychological thriller,  blood on shirt,  characters killed one by one,  one day,  near death experience,  crushed to death,  covered in blood,  tension,  barefoot,  sociopath,  die hard scenario,  knocked out,  character's point of view camera shot,  stabbed in the back,  attempted murder,  false accusation,  subjective camera,  survival,  f word,  brawl,  punched in the face,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  independent film,  one word title,  police,  blood,  murder,  fight,  death

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. This is why American Assassin (2017) is one of the best movies like Cube (1997). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  exploitation,  redemption,  tragedy,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:man kills a woman,  close up of eyes,  ambiguous ending,  punched in the chest,  near death experience,  cynicism,  sociopath,  suspicion,  knocked out,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  attempted murder,  danger,  police officer killed,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  montage,  ambush,  subjective camera,  f word,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  face slap,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  murder,  blood,  death,  fight

Flatliners (1990)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Flatliners (1990)

Medical students begin to explore the realm of near death experiences, hoping for insights. Each has their heart stopped and is revived. They begin having flashes of walking nightmares from their childhood, reflecting sins they committed or had committed against them. The experiences continue to intensify, and they begin to be physically beaten by their visions as they try and go deeper into the death experience to find a cure. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  redemption,  tragedy,  paranoia,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  surrealism,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:doctor
Period:1990s
Story:blue light,  red light,  female doctor,  fall to death,  psychological horror,  psychological thriller,  close up of eyes,  moral dilemma,  punched in the chest,  near death experience,  crushed to death,  woman with glasses,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  danger,  impalement,  montage,  subjective camera,  f word,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  black comedy,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  death,  one word title,  blood

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The Dark Knight (2008) is one of the best movies like Cube (1997)
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:panic,  insanity,  tragedy,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:booby trap,  escape attempt,  face burn,  fall to death,  nihilist,  shard,  improvised weapon,  offscreen killing,  nihilism,  burnt face,  acid,  moral dilemma,  ambiguous ending,  punched in the chest,  near death experience,  cynicism,  tension,  desperation,  lifting someone into the air,  sociopath,  die hard scenario,  self sacrifice,  knocked out,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  attempted murder,  danger,  police officer killed,  no opening credits,  false accusation,  prisoner,  impalement,  montage,  ambush,  subjective camera,  falling from height,  brawl,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  face slap,  police officer,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  prison,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  police,  death,  fight,  murder,  blood

Critters (1986)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Critters (1986)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:survival horror,  escape attempt,  improvised weapon,  close up of eyes,  one day,  near death experience,  knocked out,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  first of series,  prologue,  danger,  police officer killed,  impalement,  ambush,  subjective camera,  survival,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  one word title,  blood,  murder,  death

Skyline (2010)
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:escape,  surrealism
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Story:blue light,  escape attempt,  sole black character dies cliche,  light,  room,  one day,  near death experience,  crushed to death,  covered in blood,  dismemberment,  die hard scenario,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  subjective camera,  survival,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  urination,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  one word title,  death

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

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop. This is why Assault On Precinct 13 (2005) is one of the best movies like Cube (1997). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:escape attempt,  man kills a woman,  one day,  die hard scenario,  suspicion,  self sacrifice,  attempted murder,  prologue,  police officer killed,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  prisoner,  survival,  f word,  brawl,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  prison,  surprise ending,  fight,  death,  police,  murder,  blood

Cube Zero (2004) is one of the best movies like Cube (1997)
Horror, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cube Zero (2004)

Set before the events of the previous films. As group of strangers awaken with no memory to find they have been involuntarily placed in a maze containing deadly traps, a young man whose job is to watch over the Cube endeavors to rescue a woman trapped within.

Themes:panic,  escape,  fear,  surrealism
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator
Story:trapped in a room,  locked in a room,  booby trap,  survival horror,  cube,  acid,  mathematics,  maze,  room,  alternate reality,  barefoot,  puzzle,  trap,  impalement,  survival,  rescue,  surprise ending,  death

Nick Of Time (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Nick Of Time (1995)

Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones. Pretending to be cops, Smith and Jones kidnap Lynn and confront Gene with a simple choice -- kill California governor Eleanor Grant in 90 minutes or less, or Lynn will die. Watson is given a gun, six bullets, and a name tag, and he is told to go to the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and kill Eleanor, who is giving an afternoon speech. While Jones is watching Lynn in a van, Smith watches Watson in order to prevent Watson from alerting the authorities. Watson must quickly find some way to get himself and Lynn out of this seemingly impossible situation. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:escape attempt,  extreme close up,  man kills a woman,  psychological thriller,  moral dilemma,  one day,  punched in the chest,  near death experience,  cynicism,  tension,  desperation,  sociopath,  die hard scenario,  suspicion,  knocked out,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  danger,  subjective camera,  f word,  falling from height,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  face slap,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  death,  blood,  murder,  fight

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The Purge: Election Year (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

It's been seventeen years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn...or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  exploitation,  insanity,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense,  gore
Characters:hostage
Story:booby trap,  survival horror,  blood on shirt,  moral dilemma,  punched in the chest,  near death experience,  crushed to death,  cynicism,  covered in blood,  sociopath,  trap,  self sacrifice,  knocked out,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  attempted murder,  prologue,  danger,  no opening credits,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  montage,  ambush,  survival,  decapitation,  f word,  brawl,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  fight,  death,  murder,  blood

Saw IV (2007)
Horror, Mystery

Saw IV (2007)

Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry's murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to assist the veteran Detective Hoffman in sifting through Jigsaw's latest grisly remains and piecing together the puzzle. However, when SWAT Commander Rigg is abducted and thrust into a game, the last officer untouched by Jigsaw has but ninety minutes to overcome a series of demented traps and save an old friend or face the deadly consequences. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:booby trap,  survival horror,  bleeding to death,  black cop,  cut into pieces,  moral dilemma,  severed leg,  one day,  crushed to death,  puzzle,  sociopath,  dismemberment,  severed arm,  trap,  race against time,  police officer killed,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  f word,  brawl,  rescue,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  police,  fight,  blood,  murder,  death

Scream 3 (2000) is one of the best movies like Cube (1997)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 3 (2000)

A new film is currently in production, and a killer is on the loose. The murders draw a reporter, ex-cop, and young woman to the set of the movie inspired by their life. They soon find out that they are dealing with a trilogy, and in a trilogy...anything can happen. This is why Scream 3 (2000) is one of the best movies like Cube (1997). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:booby trap,  improvised weapon,  sole black character dies cliche,  man kills a woman,  blood on shirt,  characters killed one by one,  punched in the chest,  barefoot,  sociopath,  suspicion,  knocked out,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  no opening credits,  false accusation,  stabbed in the chest,  ambush,  survival,  f word,  falling from height,  brawl,  punched in the face,  rescue,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  independent film,  murder,  blood,  police,  death,  fight

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Centurion (2010)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War

Centurion (2010)

Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, Gorlacon.

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:sole survivor,  booby trap,  bleeding to death,  sole black character dies cliche,  offscreen killing,  man kills a woman,  characters killed one by one,  severed leg,  covered in blood,  lifting someone into the air,  trap,  self sacrifice,  stabbed in the back,  attempted murder,  prologue,  danger,  false accusation,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  ambush,  survival,  decapitation,  f word,  falling from height,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  urination,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  blood,  murder,  fight

Survivor (2015)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Survivor (2015)

A State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in the line of fire and she is targeted for death and framed for crimes. Discredited, she is forced to go on the run while she tries to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year's Eve in Times Square. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:booby trap,  sociopath,  die hard scenario,  suspicion,  knocked out,  race against time,  attempted murder,  prologue,  danger,  no opening credits,  false accusation,  stabbed in the chest,  ambush,  survival,  f word,  falling from height,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  fistfight,  corpse,  surprise ending,  independent film,  one word title,  death,  police,  fight,  murder

Natural Born Killers (1994)
Crime, Drama

Natural Born Killers (1994)

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

Themes:exploitation,  insanity,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge,  surrealism
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:shiv,  extreme close up,  close up of eyes,  blood on shirt,  punched in the chest,  irony,  cynicism,  covered in blood,  sociopath,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  prologue,  police officer killed,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  prisoner,  montage,  ambush,  subjective camera,  f word,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  face slap,  urination,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  prison,  surprise ending,  cult film,  independent film,  murder,  death,  blood,  fight,  police

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Harry Brown (2009) is one of the best movies like Cube (1997)
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:brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:escape attempt,  punched in the belly,  blood on shirt,  punched in the chest,  cynicism,  covered in blood,  tension,  sociopath,  directorial debut,  knocked out,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  stabbed in the back,  attempted murder,  danger,  police officer killed,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  ambush,  subjective camera,  f word,  rescue,  police officer,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  murder,  death,  blood,  police

Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA. This is why Menace II Society (1993) is one of the best movies like Cube (1997).

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:gore
Period:1990s
Story:escape attempt,  blood on shirt,  near death experience,  covered in blood,  directorial debut,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  prisoner,  survival,  f word,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  prison,  surprise ending,  cult film,  independent film,  murder,  blood,  death,  police,  fight

Rogue One (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Rogue One (2016)

All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  redemption,  tragedy,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:escape attempt,  extreme close up,  offscreen killing,  man kills a woman,  moral dilemma,  tension,  sociopath,  self sacrifice,  knocked out,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  attempted murder,  prologue,  danger,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  prisoner,  impalement,  ambush,  subjective camera,  survival,  falling from height,  brawl,  rescue,  corpse,  prison,  title spoken by character,  death,  fight,  murder

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Brick Mansions (2014)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:wrongful imprisonment,  escape attempt,  punched in the chest,  die hard scenario,  knocked out,  race against time,  no opening credits,  false accusation,  prisoner,  ambush,  falling from height,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  black comedy,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  prison,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  death,  murder,  fight,  police

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) is one of the best movies like Cube (1997)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

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

Themes:philosophy,  panic,  tragedy,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:close up of eye,  designer,  man kills a woman,  existentialism,  punched in the chest,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  danger,  police officer killed,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  subjective camera,  f word,  brawl,  punched in the face,  rescue,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  murder,  death,  police,  blood,  fight

Passenger 57 (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Passenger 57 (1992)

Air travel is the safest, the FAA says. But the FAA never figured the risk with Charles Rane on board. "The Rane of Terror" has masterminded four terrorist attacks. Soon there will be a fifth -- and that's bad news for the passengers on Flight 163. But there's good news too: the man in seat 57! Wesley Snipes plays John Cutter, an undercover security operative who enters the lavatory and exits to find Rane (Bruce Payne) and his gang have taken over. Cutter's next move is clear. Do. Or be done to. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense,  gore
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:escape attempt,  improvised weapon,  one day,  punched in the chest,  die hard scenario,  knocked out,  race against time,  danger,  false accusation,  ambush,  survival,  falling from height,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  prison,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  death,  fight,  blood,  murder,  police

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