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Disturbia (2007)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Disturbia (2007)

After his father is killed in a car accident, things unravel for Kale Brecht and he is placed under house-arrest for punching his Spanish teacher. Having nothing better to do, Kale occupies himself by spying on his neighbors. But one night, he witnesses what appears to be a murder going on in Mr. Turner's house. Kale becomes obsessed with uncovering the truth behind these murders but, after a few unsettling run-ins with Mr. Turner, it becomes a matter of life and death. And the ominous question: Who is watching whom? (Read More)

Themes:panic, paranoia, voyeurism, escape, drinking, jealousy, betrayal, kidnapping, friendship, revenge
Mood:slasher, suspense
Locations:storm, rooftop, courtroom, bicycle
Characters:teacher, villain, writer, dancer, policeman, student, boy, friend, teenager
Story:house arrest, spanish teacher, arrest, car accident, reference to itunes, chevrolet tahoe, ford f150 pickup truck, ford crown victoria, ford mustang, dead deer, xbox 360, garden shears, spanish, homicidal maniac, parking garage, fishing boat, missing woman, woman in jeopardy, volvo car, jaguar car

American Psycho (2000)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.

Themes:panic, paranoia, escape, drinking, jealousy, revenge, friendship
Mood:slasher, suspense
Characters:villain, policeman
Story:homicidal maniac, woman in jeopardy, police car, car accident, human monster, psychopathic killer, laundry, bad guy, madman, killing spree, duct tape, telescope, barefoot, rampage, psycho, sociopath, maniac, cousin cousin relationship, missing person, evil man

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:escape, panic, paranoia, voyeurism, betrayal, kidnapping, friendship
Mood:slasher, suspense
Characters:villain, teenager
Story:homicidal maniac, woman in jeopardy, high school student, police car, human monster, psychopathic killer, bad guy, killing spree, deer, rampage, psycho, captive, sociopath, maniac, basement, stalking, scar, baseball bat, missing person, evil man

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, escape, betrayal, kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Story:car accident, woman in jeopardy, car, snorricam, secret room, leg injury, hitchcockian, human monster, duct tape, scissors, barefoot, broken leg, captive, sociopath, stalking, scar, missing person, lightning, reading, stabbed in the chest

War Of The Worlds (2005) is one of the best movies like Disturbia (2007)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

War Of The Worlds (2005)

Ray Ferrier (Cruise) is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. When his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie and young daughter Rachel for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm suddenly touches down. What follows is the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it in this contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells seminal classic sci-fi thriller. (Read More)

Themes:panic, escape, betrayal, kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:storm, bicycle
Characters:policeman, teenager
Story:car accident, peanut butter, ipod, earphones, reckless driving, cellar, shovel, tv news, basement, long take, lightning, eating, video camera, teenage boy, dead body, watching tv, food, blood splatter, corpse, cell phone

Lat Den Ratte Komma In (2008)
Drama, Horror, Romance

Lat Den Ratte Komma In (2008)

Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl. She can't stand the sun or food and to come into a room she needs to be invited. Eli gives Oskar the strength to hit back but when he realizes that Eli needs to drink other people's blood to live he's faced with a choice. How much can love forgive? Set in the Stockholm suburb of Blackeberg in 1982. This is why Lat Den Ratte Komma In (2008) is one of the best movies like Disturbia (2007). (Read More)

Themes:drinking, friendship, revenge
Characters:policeman, teacher, boy, friend
Story:suburb, police car, swimming pool, listening to a radio, cellar, barefoot, listening to music, class, neck breaking, reading, severed head, eating, newspaper, swimming, classroom, neighbor, bathroom, dead body, book, arrest

Misery (1990)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Misery (1990)

Best-selling novelist Paul Sheldon is on his way home from his Colorado hideaway after completing his latest book, when he crashes his car in a freak blizzard. Paul is critically injured, but is rescued by former nurse Annie Wilkes, Paul's "number one fan", who takes Paul back to her remote house in the mountains (without bothering to tell anybody). Unfortunately for Paul, Annie is also a headcase. When she discovers that Paul has killed off the heroine in her favorite novels, her reaction leaves Paul shattered (literally)... (Read More)

Themes:escape, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:villain, writer
Story:homicidal maniac, car, car accident, human monster, psychopathic killer, murder of a police officer, thunder, rampage, broken leg, psycho, captive, sociopath, maniac, obscene finger gesture, basement, terror, duel, woman, psychopath, book

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:paranoia, escape, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:slasher
Characters:boy
Story:homicidal maniac, coca cola, human monster, psychopathic killer, killing spree, rampage, sociopath, tv news, maniac, subtitled scene, neck breaking, witness, evil man, rabbit, flash forward, police detective, severed head, trial, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death

Scream 3 (2000) is one of the best movies like Disturbia (2007)
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.

Themes:paranoia, voyeurism, escape, jealousy, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:slasher
Story:police car, swimming pool, car accident, secret room, killing spree, stabbed in the leg, barefoot, sociopath, obscene finger gesture, basement, stalking, prank, baseball bat, police detective, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, woman, voyeur, handcuffs, watching tv

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

Zodiac (2007)

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

Themes:paranoia, drinking
Characters:writer, policeman, boy
Story:homicidal maniac, hardware store, tv news, maniac, obscene finger gesture, basement, witness, stalking, flash forward, police detective, judge, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, newspaper, teenage boy, dead body, running, book, arrest, drink

Halloween (1978)
Horror, Thriller

Halloween (1978)

The year is 1963, the night: Halloween. Police are called to 43 Lampkin Ln. only to discover that 15 year old Judith Myers has been stabbed to death, by her 6 year-old brother, Michael. After being institutionalized for 15 years, Myers breaks out on the night before Halloween. No one knows, nor wants to find out, what will happen on October 31st 1978 besides Myers' psychiatrist, Dr. Loomis. He knows Michael is coming back to Haddonfield, but by the time the town realizes it, it'll be too late for many people. This is why Halloween (1978) is one of the best movies like Disturbia (2007). (Read More)

Themes:escape, paranoia
Mood:slasher
Locations:storm
Characters:villain, student, boy, teenager
Story:homicidal maniac, stalking, woman in jeopardy, butcher knife, human monster, psychopathic killer, closet, bad guy, madman, killing spree, rampage, psycho, teen angst, maniac, long take, evil man, terror, suburb, stabbed to death, teenage boy

We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)

Eva Khatchadourian is trying to piece together her life following the "incident". Once a successful travel writer, she is forced to take whatever job comes her way, which of late is as a clerk in a travel agency. She lives a solitary life as people who know about her situation openly shun her, even to the point of violent actions toward her. She, in turn, fosters that solitary life because of the incident, the aftermath of which has turned her into a meek and scared woman. That incident involved her son Kevin Khatchadourian, who is now approaching his eighteenth birthday. Eva and Kevin have always had a troubled relationship, even when he was an infant. Whatever troubles he saw, Franklin, Eva's complacent husband, just attributed it to Kevin being a typical boy. The incident may be seen by both Kevin and Eva as his ultimate act in defiance against his mother. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, drinking, jealousy
Characters:writer, dancer, policeman, boy
Story:police car, lawn mower, playing a video game, earphones, killing spree, thunder, listening to music, sociopath, scar, reading, suburb, flash forward, eating, woman, teenage boy, handcuffs, running, psychopath, book, drink

The Lovely Bones (2009) is one of the best movies like Disturbia (2007)
Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

The Lovely Bones (2009)

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

Themes:voyeurism, drinking
Mood:suspense
Locations:bicycle
Characters:dancer, policeman, student
Story:neighbor, police car, serial killer, watching someone, bad guy, reckless driving, cellar, assault, breaking and entering, baseball bat, lightning, evil man, reading, suburb, flash forward, eating, teenage boy, voyeur, dead body, running

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:panic, paranoia, escape, jealousy, betrayal, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop
Characters:policeman
Story:car accident, secret room, stabbed in the leg, subtitled scene, obscene finger gesture, neck breaking, basement, long take, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, punched in the face, black comedy, blood splatter, neo noir, corpse, cell phone, chase, knife, party, violence

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

John and Jane Smith are a normal married couple, living a normal life in a normal suburb, working normal jobs...well, if you can call secretly being assassins "normal". But neither Jane nor John knows about their spouse's secret, until they are surprised to find each other as targets! But on their quest to kill each other, they learn a lot more about each other than they ever did in five (or six) years of marriage. (Read More)

Themes:panic, escape, drinking, friendship
Locations:storm, bicycle
Characters:dancer, boy, friend
Story:suburb, butcher knife, car accident, stakeout, earphones, reckless driving, broken glass, tv news, subtitled scene, garage, neck breaking, witness, lightning, reading, binoculars, eating, woman, newspaper, handcuffs, neighbor

The Boondock Saints (1999)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Boondock Saints (1999)

Two Irish brothers accidentally kill mafia thugs. They turn themselves in and are released as heroes. They then see it as a calling by God and start knocking off mafia gang members one by one. Willem Dafoe plays the detective trying to figure out the killings, but the closer he comes to catching the Irish brothers, the more he thinks the brothers are doing the right thing. This is why The Boondock Saints (1999) is one of the best movies like Disturbia (2007). (Read More)

Themes:panic, drinking, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Locations:rooftop, courtroom
Characters:dancer, policeman, friend
Story:earphones, killing spree, broken glass, listening to music, tv news, subtitled scene, garage, lightning, suburb, flash forward, trial, eating, newspaper, handcuffs, dead body, arrest, drink, watching tv, computer, punched in the face

Grindhouse (2007) is one of the best movies like Disturbia (2007)
Action, Horror, Thriller

Grindhouse (2007)

A double-bill of thrillers that recall both filmmakers' favorite exploitation films. "Grindhouse" (a downtown movie theater in disrepair since its glory days as a movie palace known for "grinding out" non-stop double-bill programs of B-movies) is presented as one full-length feature comprised of two individual films helmed separately by each director. "Death Proof," is a rip-roaring slasher flick where the killer pursues his victims with a car rather than a knife, while "Planet Terror" shows us a view of the world in the midst of a zombie outbreak. The films are joined together by clever faux trailers that recall the '50s exploitation drive-in classics. (Read More)

Themes:escape, jealousy, revenge, friendship
Mood:slasher
Story:homicidal maniac, terror, car accident, car, human monster, murder of a police officer, psycho, assault, maniac, basement, scar, severed head, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, woman, teenage boy, psychopath, serial killer, black comedy, knife

Carrie (2013)
Drama, Horror

Carrie (2013)

The outcast teenager Carrie White is bullied by her classmates at high school. Her mother, Margaret White, is a pious and paranoid woman that sees sin everywhere and the need of self-inflicting punishment. When Carrie has her first period, she does not understand what is happening to her and her classmates humiliate her in the changing room. The spiteful Chris Hargensen videotapes Carrie with her cell phone and posts it on the Internet. Their teacher Ms. Desjardin punishes the students, but when Chris challenges her, she is suspended and consequently is banned from the prom. Meanwhile, Carrie discovers that she has telekinesis and learns how to control her ability. Sue Snell, one of the girls that tormented Carrie, feels bad and asks her boyfriend Tommy Ross to invite Carrie to go with him to the prom to make up for what she did to Carrie. But Chris and her boyfriend Billy Nolan plot an evil prank with her friends to seek vengeance for Carrie. (Read More)

Themes:panic, revenge, friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:bicycle
Characters:student, teacher, teenager
Story:high school student, police car, swimming pool, car accident, camera phone, closet, stabbed in the leg, scissors, teen angst, class, prank, lightning, terror, suburb, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, woman, classroom, high school

Scream 2 (1997)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 2 (1997)

Two years after the events of Scream, Sidney Prescott and Randy are attending Windsor college. They are trying to get on with their lives...Until a new Ghostface killing spree begins. With the help of Dewey and Gale, Sidney must find out who's behind the murders. As the body count goes up, the list of suspects goes down. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, voyeurism, escape, betrayal, revenge
Mood:slasher, suspense
Locations:bicycle
Characters:friend, teenager
Story:book, police car, car accident, killing spree, murder of a police officer, tv news, stalking, scar, prank, lightning, police detective, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, video camera, voyeur, psychopath, watching tv, computer, punched in the face

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:panic, paranoia, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:suspense
Story:police car, car accident, killing spree, stabbed in the leg, telescope, rampage, sociopath, subtitled scene, neck breaking, stalking, long take, scar, baseball bat, evil man, binoculars, severed head, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, handcuffs

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) is one of the best movies like Disturbia (2007)
Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role... This is why Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) is one of the best movies like Disturbia (2007). (Read More)

Themes:drinking, kidnapping, friendship
Locations:rooftop
Characters:policeman, teacher, friend
Story:investigation, police car, swimming pool, car accident, reckless driving, breaking and entering, tv news, witness, baseball bat, reading, video camera, teenage boy, swimming, party, bathroom, dead body, running, book, drink, watching tv

Se7en (1995)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Se7en (1995)

A film about two homicide detectives' ('Morgan Freeman (I)' (qv) and ('Brad Pitt' (qv) desperate hunt for a serial killer who justifies his crimes as absolution for the world's ignorance of the Seven Deadly Sins. The movie takes us from the tortured remains of one victim to the next as the sociopathic "John Doe" ('Kevin Spacey' (qv)) sermonizes to Detectives Somerset and Mills -- one sin at a time. The sin of Gluttony comes first and the murderer's terrible capacity is graphically demonstrated in the dark and subdued tones characteristic of film noir. The seasoned and cultured but jaded Somerset researches the Seven Deadly Sins in an effort to understand the killer's modus operandi while the bright but green and impulsive Detective Mills (Pitt) scoffs at his efforts to get inside the mind of a killer... (Read More)

Themes:jealousy, revenge
Mood:slasher
Locations:rooftop
Characters:villain, teacher
Story:homicidal maniac, serial killer, car accident, hitchcockian, human monster, psychopathic killer, bad guy, madman, killing spree, psycho, sociopath, tv news, maniac, evil man, terror, police detective, severed head, handcuffs, psychopath, arrest

Mr. Brooks (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Mr. Brooks (2007)

Earl Brooks is a highly respected businessman and was recently named Portland's Man of the Year. He hides a terrible secret however: he is a serial killer known as the Thumbprint Killer. He has been attending AA meetings and has kept his addiction to killing under control for two years now but his alter ego, Marshall, has re-appeared and is pushing him to kill again. When he does kill a couple while they are making love, he is seen and photographed by someone who also has his own death and murder fetish. In a parallel story, the police detective investigating the murder is having problems of her own. She is going through a messy divorce and a violent criminal who had vowed revenge some years before has escaped from prison and is after her. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:storm, rooftop
Characters:dancer, policeman, student, friend
Story:homicidal maniac, parking garage, serial killer, car accident, bmw, psychopathic killer, closet, reckless driving, scissors, shovel, breaking and entering, maniac, witness, wig, evil man, police detective, newspaper, voyeur, dead body, psychopath

Scream (1996)
Horror, Mystery

Scream (1996)

1 year after her mother's death, Sydney Prescott (Neve Campbell), and her friends started experiencing some strange phone calls. They later learned the calls were coming from a crazed serial killer, in a white faced mask and a large black robe, looking for revenge. His phone calls usually consist of many questions, the main one being: Whats your favorite scary movie? Along with many scary movie trivia, ending with bloody pieces of innocent lives scattered around the small town of Woodsboro. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, escape, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Mood:slasher, suspense
Characters:villain, teenager
Story:high school student, car accident, stabbed in the leg, teen angst, garage, stalking, prank, suburb, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, teenage boy, handcuffs, psychopath, arrest, watching tv, computer, punched in the face, investigation, serial killer, black comedy

Panic Room (2002) is one of the best movies like Disturbia (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Panic Room (2002)

Recently divorced Meg Altman and her daughter Sarah have bought a new home in New York. On their tour around the mansion, they come across the panic room. A room so secure, that no one can get in. When three burglars break in, Meg makes a move to the panic room. But all her troubles don't stop there. The criminals know where she is, and what they require the most in the house is in that very room. (Read More)

Themes:panic, escape, drinking, betrayal, revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:policeman, teenager
Story:woman in jeopardy, moving van, secret room, hitchcockian, duct tape, extortion, barefoot, psycho, breaking and entering, sociopath, basement, long take, lightning, woman, video camera, newspaper, neighbor, bathroom, dead body, psychopath

Death Proof (2007)
Action, Thriller

Death Proof (2007)

In Austin, Texas, the girlfriends Julia, Arlene and Shanna meet in a bar to drink, smoke and make out with their boyfriends before traveling alone to Lake LBJ to spend the weekend together. They meet the former Hollywood stuntman Mike, who takes Pam out in his "death-proof" stunt car. Fourteen months later, Mike turns up in Lebanon, Tennessee and chase Abernathy, Zoe and Kim, but these girls are tough and decide to pay-back the attack. This is why Death Proof (2007) is one of the best movies like Disturbia (2007). (Read More)

Themes:drinking, revenge, friendship
Mood:slasher
Characters:villain
Story:homicidal maniac, car accident, human monster, psychopathic killer, killing spree, broken glass, psycho, maniac, evil man, psychopath, drink, serial killer, black comedy, car, chase, title spoken by character, death, violence

Oldeuboi (2003)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Oldeuboi (2003)

Abducted on a rainy night in 1988, the obnoxious drunk, Oh Dae-Su, much to his surprise, wakes up locked in a windowless and dilapidated hotel room, for an unknown reason. There, his invisible and pitiless captors will feed him, clothe him and sedate him to avoid committing suicide, and as his only companion and a window to the world is the TV in his stark cell, the only thing that helps Oh Dae-Su keep going is his daily journal. But then, unexpectedly, after fifteen long years in captivity, the perplexed prisoner is deliberately released, encouraged to track down his tormentor to finally get his retribution. Nevertheless, who would hate Oh Dae-Su so much he would deny him of a quick and clean death? (Read More)

Themes:drinking, jealousy, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Locations:rooftop, bicycle
Characters:friend
Story:earphones, broken glass, scissors, captive, tv news, flirting, long take, baseball bat, flash forward, eating, newspaper, bathroom, running, book, drink, watching tv, computer, food, high school, blood splatter

Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

Renai is interrogated by a police detective about the supernatural events in the house. While the police investigate the house, the Lambert family temporarily moves to the old house of Lorraine Lambert. Renai is haunted by a woman in white and Josh has a strange behavior at home. Meanwhile Lorraine seeks out Elise's partners Specs and Tucker expecting to find answers. (Read More)

Characters:boy
Story:homicidal maniac, surgical tool, human monster, bad guy, stabbed in the leg, maniac, basement, evil man, police detective, woman, video camera, psychopath, punched in the face, investigation, serial killer, corpse, knife, mother son relationship, father son relationship, police

Gone Girl (2014) is one of the best movies like Disturbia (2007)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Gone Girl (2014)

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

Themes:paranoia, drinking, jealousy, revenge
Characters:writer
Story:missing woman, investigation, police car, swimming pool, sociopath, tv news, basement, missing person, photography, police detective, eating, woman, video camera, neighbor, bathroom, psychopath, book, arrest, drink, watching tv

Hollow Man (2000)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hollow Man (2000)

Having discovered they could turn animals invisible, a group of scientists test the subject on a human. Head of research, Dr. Sebastian Caine decides to use himself as the subject. After the experiment can't be reversed, it takes a toll on Caine's personality, causing him to hunt down and kill his colleagues (Read More)

Themes:panic, paranoia, voyeurism, escape, drinking, revenge
Mood:slasher, suspense
Story:swimming pool, killing spree, rampage, sociopath, neck breaking, stalking, suburb, impalement, voyeur, bathroom, dead body, psychopath, drink, computer, punched in the face, black comedy, blood splatter, corpse, telephone call, chase

21 Grams (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

21 Grams (2003)

This is the story of three well-meaning but flawed people: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English emigre; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married homemaker with two young daughters, with hiding a secret past; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to live a law-abiding life and raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will have learnt harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably, forever. This is why 21 Grams (2003) is one of the best movies like Disturbia (2007). (Read More)

Themes:drinking, betrayal, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:bicycle
Characters:policeman, teacher, boy
Story:police car, swimming pool, car accident, obscene finger gesture, class, scar, flash forward, teenage boy, swimming, voyeur, bathroom, drink, watching tv, computer, food, corpse, cell phone, telephone call, knife, party

John Q (2002)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

John Q (2002)

John Quincy Archibald's son Michael collapses while playing baseball as a result of heart failure. John rushes Michael to a hospital emergency room where he is informed that Michael's only hope is a transplant. Unfortunately, John's insurance won't cover his son's transplant. Out of options, John Q. takes the emergency room staff and patients hostage until hospital doctors agree to do the transplant. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:courtroom
Story:parking garage, police car, car accident, reckless driving, duct tape, telescope, tv news, wig, trial, judge, eating, arrest, watching tv, food, corpse, telephone call, title spoken by character, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship

Psycho (1960) is one of the best movies like Disturbia (2007)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Psycho (1960)

Phoenix officeworker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. She has to meet her lover Sam in lunch breaks and they cannot get married because Sam has to give most of his money away in alimony. One Friday Marion is trusted to bank $40,000 by her employer. Seeing the opportunity to take the money and start a new life, Marion leaves town and heads towards Sam's California store. Tired after the long drive and caught in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into The Bates Motel. The motel is managed by a quiet young man called Norman who seems to be dominated by his mother. (Read More)

Themes:voyeurism
Mood:slasher, suspense
Locations:storm
Characters:villain, policeman, friend
Story:homicidal maniac, missing woman, police car, hardware store, curtain, human monster, psychopathic killer, bad guy, madman, cellar, extortion, skull, psycho, breaking and entering, maniac, basement, witness, long take, missing person, terror

Scream 4 (2011)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 4 (2011)

Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey and Gale, who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill and her Aunt Kate. Unfortunately, Sidney's appearance also brings about the return of Ghostface, putting Sidney, Gale, and Dewey, along with Jill, her friends, and the whole town of Woodsboro in danger. (Read More)

Themes:escape, jealousy, betrayal, revenge
Mood:slasher, suspense
Characters:teenager
Story:book, parking garage, high school student, stabbed in the leg, murder of a police officer, sociopath, cousin cousin relationship, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, video camera, psychopath, punched in the face, investigation, serial killer, black comedy, high school, blood splatter, corpse, cell phone, chase

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

Almost Famous (2000)

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

Themes:drinking, betrayal, friendship
Characters:teacher, boy, friend, teenager
Story:swimming pool, barefoot, listening to music, obscene finger gesture, lightning, reading, eating, teenage boy, swimming, voyeur, bathroom, death of father, running, book, drink, watching tv, food, high school, car, telephone call

Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

A "story inside a story," in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called "Nocturnal Animals," which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself. This is why Nocturnal Animals (2016) is one of the best movies like Disturbia (2007). (Read More)

Themes:panic, paranoia, escape, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:writer, teenager
Story:woman in jeopardy, police car, car accident, camera phone, sociopath, scar, police detective, woman, handcuffs, psychopath, book, arrest, punched in the face, blood splatter, neo noir, corpse, cell phone, knife, party, title spoken by character

Monster (2003) is one of the best movies like Disturbia (2007)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Monster (2003)

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

Themes:drinking
Locations:courtroom, bicycle
Characters:policeman, friend
Story:woman, car accident, felony, coca cola, killing spree, tv news, trial, judge, eating, teenage boy, handcuffs, dead body, death of father, arrest, drink, watching tv, serial killer, food, car, corpse

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

Changeling (2008)

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

Themes:paranoia, escape, kidnapping
Locations:courtroom
Characters:boy, policeman, teacher
Story:police car, listening to a radio, psychopathic killer, captive, sociopath, class, witness, cousin cousin relationship, skeleton, missing person, reading, trial, judge, stabbed to death, eating, woman, newspaper, classroom, handcuffs, bathroom

Body Of Lies (2008)
Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War

Body Of Lies (2008)

Roger Ferris is a CIA operative in the Middle East; Ed Hoffman is his control at Langley. Cynicism is everywhere. In Amman, Roger works with Hani Salaam, Jordan's head of security, whose only dictum is "Don't lie to me." The Americans are in pursuit of a cleric who leads a group placing bombs all over Europe. When Hani rebukes Ed's demand that Jordan allow the Americans to use one of Jordan's double agents, Roger and Ed hatch a plan to bring the cleric to them. The plan is complicated by its being a secret from Hani and by Roger's attraction to a local nurse. Satellites and cell phones, bodies and lies: modern warfare. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, drinking, betrayal, kidnapping, friendship
Locations:rooftop, bicycle
Characters:boy, friend
Story:bmw, mercedes benz, telescope, broken leg, tv news, subtitled scene, obscene finger gesture, binoculars, stabbed to death, eating, woman, video camera, newspaper, dead body, running, drink, watching tv, punched in the face, food, car

Blue Velvet (1986)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Blue Velvet (1986)

College student Jeffrey Beaumont returns to his idyllic hometown of Lumberton to manage his father's hardware store while his father is hospitalized. Walking though a grassy meadow near the family home, Jeffrey finds a severed human ear. After an initial investigation, lead police Detective John Williams advises Jeffrey not to speak to anyone about the case as they investigate further. Detective Williams also tells Jeffrey that he cannot divulge any information about what the police know. Detective Williams' high school aged daughter, Sandy Williams, tells Jeffrey what she knows about the case from overhearing her father's private conversations on the matter: that it has to do with a nightclub singer named Dorothy Vallens, who lives in an older apartment building near the Beaumont home. His curiosity getting the better of him, Jeffrey, with Sandy's help, decides to find out more about the woman at the center of the case by breaking into Dorothy's apartment while he knows she's at work. What Jeffrey finds is a world unfamiliar to him, one that he doesn't truly understand but one that he is unable to deny the lure of despite the inherent dangers of being associated with a possible murder. Still, he is torn between this world and the prospect of a relationship with Sandy, the two who are falling for each other, despite Sandy already being in a relationship with Mike, the school's star football player. (Read More)

Themes:voyeurism, jealousy, kidnapping
Characters:villain, student
Story:investigation, evil man, woman in jeopardy, police detective, woman, butcher knife, hardware store, murder of a police officer, broken leg, assault, breaking and entering, wig, suburb, voyeur, psychopath, serial killer, high school, neo noir, corpse, knife

Hanna (2011) is one of the best movies like Disturbia (2007)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Hanna (2011)

Hanna (Ronan) is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the skills of a soldier; these come from being raised by her father (Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity. This is why Hanna (2011) is one of the best movies like Disturbia (2007). (Read More)

Themes:friendship, revenge
Characters:teenager
Story:dead deer, deer, stabbed in the leg, spanish, murder of a police officer, subtitled scene, neck breaking, stalking, long take, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, woman, death of father, running, punched in the face, blood splatter, corpse, knife, title spoken by character

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:panic, paranoia, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, friendship, revenge
Locations:rooftop
Story:police car, car accident, secret room, human monster, stabbed in the leg, rampage, skull, subtitled scene, scar, skeleton, lightning, binoculars, flash forward, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, punched in the face, black comedy, blood splatter, corpse, chase

Four Brothers (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Four Brothers (2005)

Four adopted brothers come to avenge their mother's death in what appears to be a random killing in a grocery store robbery. However, the boys' investigation of the death reveals more nefarious activities involving the one brother's business dealings with a notorious local hoodlum. Two cops who are trying to solve the case may also not be what they seem. (Read More)

Story:ford crown victoria, parking garage, car accident, chevrolet, ford, broken leg, assault, police detective, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, woman, investigation, black comedy, car, blood splatter, neo noir, chase, mother son relationship, police, death

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
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:panic, escape, betrayal, kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop
Story:police car, car accident, ford, skull, subtitled scene, skeleton, binoculars, police detective, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, handcuffs, punched in the face, investigation, blood splatter, neo noir, corpse, chase, knife, death, fight

Munich (2005) is one of the best movies like Disturbia (2007)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Munich (2005)

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

Themes:paranoia, escape, drinking, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:bicycle
Characters:writer, dancer, boy, friend
Story:swimming pool, listening to a radio, stakeout, closet, thunder, telescope, listening to music, breaking and entering, tv news, garden, binoculars, fishing, eating, dead body, death of father, place name in title, running, arrest, drink, watching tv

Sleepers (1996)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Sleepers (1996)

As children, Lorenzo Carcaterra - Shakes to his friends - Michael Sullivan, Tommy Marcano, and John Reilly were inseparable. They grew up in Hell's Kitchen, a far from perfect neighborhood, one filled as Shakes says with scams and shake downs, but one where the rules were known by its residents. The one adult who they admired was Father Bobby Carelli, who understood them as kids more than most adults and more than he himself would like to admit. In 1967, their lives would change forever when a typical teenage prank went wrong which led to the four of them being sentenced to various terms at Wilkinson Home for Boys, a reformatory. There, they were physically, emotionally and sexually abused primarily by Sean Nokes, the head guard of their cell block, and fellow guards Ralph Ferguson, Henry Addison, and Adam Styler, although there were other caring figures of authority at the home including other guards. Their time at the home affected the four, not all who were able to emerge from the experience to regroup their lives. In their want to forget about the experience, they made a vow not to talk about it either between themselves or with others. Fast forward thirteen years, with Tommy and Johnny being career criminals, Michael an assistant district attorney and Shakes a newspaper writer, their friendship on the surface more loose than it was when they were children. When Tommy and John spot Nokes, it leads to Shakes and Michael banding together to exact revenge not only on Nokes but all four of the guards who abused them. Michael had long mapped out a plan even before Tommy and John saw Nokes, but that sighting and its aftermath alters the plan. Beyond the precarious position Tommy and John place themselves into, Michael has the most to lose even if the plan succeeds. Most of the plan implementation is left to Shakes who has to enlist the machine of Hell's Kitchen, including mob boss King Benny, and their childhood friend, social worker Carol Martinez, who currently is John's girlfriend. Beyond co-opting aging lawyer Danny Snyder, who admits he may not be the best choice as an alcoholic who is no longer near the top of his game, the plan is threatened by a key piece, the need for an unreproachable figure to perjure him or herself, that person who Michael and Shakes hopes will be Father Bobby. Father Bobby, even if he knew of the abuse, may not be able to do his friends this enormous favor of an illegal nature, he who has to balance the morality of the situation in his own mind in deciding what to do. This is why Sleepers (1996) is one of the best movies like Disturbia (2007). (Read More)

Themes:escape, drinking, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Locations:rooftop, courtroom
Characters:writer, policeman, teacher, boy, friend
Story:prank, coca cola, teen angst, class, basement, witness, flash forward, trial, judge, eating, newspaper, teenage boy, swimming, classroom, bathroom, book, arrest, drink, watching tv, food

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

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

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

Themes:escape, jealousy, friendship
Locations:rooftop, courtroom, bicycle
Characters:writer, boy, policeman, friend
Story:swimming pool, bunk bed, telescope, flirting, class, witness, reading, binoculars, flash forward, severed head, trial, judge, stabbed to death, eating, newspaper, dead body, place name in title, running, psychopath, book

Man Som Hatar Kvinnor (2009)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Man Som Hatar Kvinnor (2009)

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

Themes:drinking, revenge
Locations:courtroom
Characters:policeman, boy
Story:computer, police car, car accident, reckless driving, duct tape, cellar, assault, breaking and entering, sociopath, tv news, cousin cousin relationship, fishing, trial, eating, video camera, newspaper, handcuffs, bathroom, death of father, running

The Cable Guy (1996) is one of the best movies like Disturbia (2007)
Comedy, Drama, Thriller

The Cable Guy (1996)

Steven Kovak has been kicked out of his apartment by his girlfriend. Steven has a new apartment, and decides to slip the cable guy (Chip) $50 for free cable. Steven then fakes an interest in Chip's line of work. However Chip takes this to heart trying to become Steven's best bud. When Steven no longer wants to be Chips friend the man who can do it all goes on an all out assault to ruin Steven's life. In the backdrop is the delicate sub-plot of the trial of a former kid star for murdering his brother. (Read More)

Themes:jealousy, betrayal, kidnapping, friendship, revenge
Characters:friend
Story:parking garage, woman in jeopardy, psycho, assault, sociopath, maniac, stalking, lightning, terror, trial, handcuffs, psychopath, arrest, watching tv, punched in the face, black comedy, cell phone, chase, party, title spoken by character

Hard Candy (2005)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hard Candy (2005)

After three weeks of chatting with the thirty-two year old photographer Jeff Kohlver over the Internet, fourteen year old Hayley Stark meets him in the Nighthawks coffee shop. Hayley flirts with him in spite of the age difference and proposes to go to his house. Once there, she prepares a screwdriver for them and Jeff passes out. When he awakes, he is tied up to a chair, and Hayley accuses him of pedophilia. Jeff denies the accusation, and Hayley begins to torture him in a cat and mouse game. (Read More)

Themes:panic, voyeurism, drinking, revenge
Locations:rooftop
Characters:student, teacher
Story:parking garage, earphones, chocolate, duct tape, scissors, psycho, captive, sociopath, flirting, stalking, suburb, photography, video camera, voyeur, neighbor, psychopath, book, drink, computer, black comedy

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