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Dogma (1999)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Dogma (1999)

An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is enlisted to prevent two angels from reentering Heaven and thus undoing the fabric of the universe. Along the way, she is aided by two prophets, Jay and Silent Bob. With the help of Rufus, the 13th Apostle, they must stop those who stand in their way and prevent the angels from entering Heaven. (Read More)

Themes:abortion, devil, forgiveness, apocalypse, faith, redemption, obsession, anger, monster, religion, revenge, friendship
Mood:satire, gore
Locations:church, airport, bar, hospital
Characters:catholic, bible, christianity, priest
Period:1990s
Story:abortion clinic, apostle, clinic, crisis of faith, catholic church, shermer illinois, muse, fallen angel, catholic guilt, lapsed catholic, murder by gunshot, female bartender, loss of faith, religious faith, newspaper article, newspaper clipping, cardinal the priest, stripper, train ride, triple teen murder

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

The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (2005)

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

Themes:faith, religion
Locations:church, bar, hospital
Characters:priest, catholic, bible, christianity
Story:moral ambiguity, holy water, catholicism, reference to satan, broken glass, tv news, stabbing, good versus evil, reference to jesus christ, demon, title spoken by character, 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:revenge
Mood:satire, gore
Period:1990s
Story:news reporter, desert eagle, wedding ring, mass murder, tv news, neck breaking, on the road, angel, news report, controversy, anti hero, road trip, f word, demon, psychopath, shot in the chest, machine gun, black comedy, blood splatter, shootout

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

The Blues Brothers (1980)

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

Themes:redemption, friendship, revenge
Locations:church, bar
Characters:catholic, priest
Story:catholic church, female bartender, illinois, broken glass, written and directed by cast member, on the road, mission, racial slur, anti hero, nun, road trip, f word, machine gun, black comedy, cult film, title spoken by character, violence

Priest (2011) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Priest (2011)

PRIEST, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece's boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, monster, religion, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:church, bar
Characters:priest, bible
Story:clergy, christ allegory, strong female character, neck breaking, mission, anti hero, good versus evil, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, shootout, train, title spoken by character, violence, murder, blood

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. This is why Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999). (Read More)

Themes:revenge, friendship
Mood:satire, gore
Locations:bar, hospital
Story:female bartender, desert eagle, swearing, handgun, neck breaking, tragic event, mission, bartender, news report, anti hero, toilet, drug dealer, good versus evil, f word, bed, shot in the chest, machine gun, black comedy, blood splatter, shootout

Children Of Men (2006)
Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Children Of Men (2006)

The world's youngest citizen has just died at 18, and humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction. Set in and around a dystopian London fractious with violence and warring nationalistic sects, Children of Men follows the unexpected discovery of a lone pregnant woman and the desperate journey to deliver her to safety and restore faith for a future beyond those presently on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse, faith, redemption
Locations:bar
Story:moral ambiguity, protestor, fart joke, christ allegory, reluctant hero, kindness, molotov cocktail, miracle, compassion, mass murder, tv news, mission, anti hero, newspaper, dead body, bus, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, shootout

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. (Read More)

Themes:abortion, faith, redemption, anger, religion, revenge
Locations:church, bar, hospital
Characters:bible
Story:newspaper article, clinic, despair, handgun, gunshot, toilet, reference to jesus christ, reference to god, independent film, kiss, blood, murder

This Is The End (2013) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999)
Comedy, Fantasy

This Is The End (2013)

All 'Jay Baruchel' (qv) expected coming to LA was a fun time with 'Seth Rogen' (qv) with all the wild partying to have both by themselves and at 'James Franco' (qv)'s housewarming party. Suddenly, the Rapture hits and the Biblical Apocalypse has begun. Now, Jay and Seth are desperately sheltering in James' house for rescue along with a few other friends. Together, they must band together to attempt to survive the end of the world, only for Jay to find that they are all too dumb and superficial to do it until they discover the only way out. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse, redemption, monster, friendship
Mood:satire, gore
Locations:airport
Characters:bible
Story:scatological humor, reference to satan, racial slur, news report, f word, demon, reference to god, black comedy, blood splatter, blood

Beowulf (2007)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Fantasy

Beowulf (2007)

Set against the coming of Christianity, this is the story of the last hero: in 507, a monstrous troll wreaks havoc in the mead hall of the Danish king, Hrothgar. He offers rewards for the death of Grendel, so Beowulf, a great and boastful Geat warrior, arrives with his thanes. Beowulf sets aside his armor and awaits the monster; a fierce battle ensues that leads to Beowolf's entering the watery lair of Grendel's mother, where a devil's bargain awaits. Beowulf returns to Herot, the castle, and becomes king. Jump ahead many years, and the sins of the father are visited upon Beowulf and his kingdom. The hero must face his weakness and be heroic once again. Is the age of demons over? (Read More)

Themes:redemption, obsession, monster, friendship, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:church
Characters:christianity, priest
Story:stabbed in the side, sin, armor, stabbing, good versus evil, demon, blood splatter, cult film, title spoken by character, violence, sex, murder, kiss

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. This is why American Psycho (2000) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999). (Read More)

Themes:anger, revenge, friendship
Mood:satire, gore
Locations:bar
Story:female bartender, homeless man, mass murder, handgun, racial slur, bartender, controversy, stabbing, f word, dead body, bed, psychopath, shot in the chest, black comedy, blood splatter, shootout, cult film, independent film, blood, murder

The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Crime, Drama

The Godfather: Part III (1990)

In the final instalment of the Godfather Trilogy, an aging Don Michael Corleone seeks to legitimize his crime family's interests and remove himself from the violent underworld but is kept back by the ambitions of the young. While he attempts to link the Corleone's finances with the Vatican, Michael must deal with the machinations of a hungrier gangster seeking to upset the existing Mafioso order and a young protoge's love affair with his daughter. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:church, hospital
Characters:catholic, priest
Story:catholic church, cardinal the priest, nun, stabbing, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shootout, train, cult film, violence, murder, sequel

Pineapple Express (2008) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

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

Themes:anger, friendship
Locations:hospital
Story:sex talk, miracle, mute, strong female character, gunshot, anti hero, toilet, drug dealer, stabbing, f word, dead body, shot in the chest, machine gun, black comedy, blood splatter, shootout, cult film, title spoken by character, violence, blood

The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Devil's Advocate (1997)

Kevin Lomax, a ruthless young Florida attorney that never lost a case, is recruited by the most powerful law firm in the world. In spite of his mother's disagreement, which compares New York City to Babylon, he accepts the offer and the money that comes along. But soon, his wife starts feeling homesick as she witnesses devilish apparitions. However, Kevin is sinking in his new cases and pays less and less attention to his wife. His boss and mentor, John Milton, seems to always know how to overcome every problem and that just freaks Kevin right off. (Read More)

Themes:devil, obsession, anger, religion
Mood:satire, gore
Locations:church, bar, hospital
Characters:catholic, bible, christianity, priest
Period:1990s
Story:holy water, sin, homeless man, reference to satan, gunshot, bartender, newspaper, demon, reference to god, cult film, blood, murder

Cidade De Deus (2002)
Crime, Drama

Cidade De Deus (2002)

Brazil, 1960s, City of God. The Tender Trio robs motels and gas trucks. Younger kids watch and learn well...too well. 1970s: Li'l Ze has prospered very well and owns the city. He causes violence and fear as he wipes out rival gangs without mercy. His best friend Bene is the only one to keep him on the good side of sanity. Rocket has watched these two gain power for years, and he wants no part of it. Yet he keeps getting swept up in the madness. All he wants to do is take pictures. 1980s: Things are out of control between the last two remaining gangs...will it ever end? Welcome to the City of God. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, religion, revenge, friendship
Locations:church, bar
Story:molotov cocktail, mass murder, tv news, uzi, handgun, racial slur, controversy, drug dealer, gang, newspaper, good versus evil, psychopath, bus, shot in the chest, black comedy, blood splatter, shootout, cult film, title spoken by character, violence

Gran Torino (2008)
Drama

Gran Torino (2008)

Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. He is a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor Thao, a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin, tries to steal his Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao's family, Kowalski is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood. This is why Gran Torino (2008) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999). (Read More)

Themes:forgiveness, redemption, friendship, revenge
Locations:church, bar, hospital
Characters:catholic, priest
Story:gang, catholic church, lapsed catholic, compassion, uzi, strong female character, handgun, tragic event, racial slur, bartender, anti hero, f word, bus, shot in the chest, machine gun, black comedy, cult film, title spoken by character, blood, murder

The Nice Guys (2016) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, friendship, revenge
Locations:airport, bar, hospital
Story:protestor, reluctant hero, unlikely hero, strong female character, handgun, racial slur, bartender, news report, anti hero, nun, toilet, f word, stripper, reference to jesus christ, psychopath, shot in the chest, machine gun, black comedy, blood splatter, shootout

The Expendables (2010)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables (2010)

Barney Ross leads the "Expendables", a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, martial arts expert Yin Yang, heavy weapons specialist Hale Caesar, demolitionist Toll Road and loose-cannon sniper Gunner Jensen. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the merciless dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee head to the remote locale to scout out their opposition. Once there, they meet with local rebel Sandra and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city. When they escape the island and Sandra stays behind, Ross must choose to either walk away and save his own life - or attempt a suicidal rescue mission that might just save his soul. (Read More)

Themes:forgiveness, redemption, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:church
Story:exploding head, uzi, neck breaking, written and directed by cast member, mission, anti hero, drug dealer, f word, psychopath, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, shootout, cult film, independent film, violence, murder, blood

Batoru Rowaiaru (2000)
Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batoru Rowaiaru (2000)

Forty-two students, three days, one deserted Island: welcome to Battle Royale. A group of ninth-grade students from a Japanese high school have been forced by legislation to compete in a Battle Royale. The students are each given a bag with a randomly selected weapon and a few rations of food and water and sent off to kill each other in a no-holds-barred (with a few minor rules) game to the death, which means that the students have three days to kill each other until one survives--or they all die. The movie focuses on a few of the students and how they cope. Some decide to play the game like the psychotic Kiriyama or the sexual Mitsuko, while others like the heroes of the movie--Shuya, Noriko, and Kawada--are trying to find a way to get off the Island without violence. However, as the numbers dwell down lower and lower on an hourly basis, is there any way for Shuya and his classmates to survive? (Read More)

Themes:revenge, friendship
Mood:satire, gore
Story:moral ambiguity, tragic villain, molotov cocktail, exploding head, despair, mute, mass murder, uzi, tragic event, gunshot, controversy, anti hero, stabbing, good versus evil, dead body, reference to god, bus, machine gun, blood splatter, shootout

Signs (2002)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Signs (2002)

Preacher Graham Hess, played by Mel Gibson, has lost his faith in God after his wife dies in a brutal car accident. He along with his son and daughter and his brother Merrill lives in a farmhouse. Crop circles begin to appear in their corn fields which Graham dismisses as mischief by miscreants. After hearing strange noises and watching news coverage on crop circles appearing all over the world, the family grows suspicious of alien activities. Now they must stick together and believe, as a family to survive the ordeal and find a way to escape. (Read More)

Themes:faith, apocalypse, religion, revenge
Locations:church
Characters:bible, christianity, priest
Story:crisis of faith, loss of faith, holy water, miracle, tv news, written and directed by cast member, news report, title spoken by character, blood, murder

Knight And Day (2010) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

June has a garage in Boston. At an airport heading home, a man bumps into her a few times and tries to keep her off the plane. He's under FBI surveillance; they wonder if he and she are working together, so they let both on a flight full of armed men wanting to arrest the stranger. He's Roy, he shoots his way out of trouble and tells her she's in danger. She's home the next day, miraculously, when agents pick her up; Roy saves her again, and a transcontinental chase ensues with Roy convincing her that he's the good guy, protecting an energy source that a rogue agent wants to sell on the black market. Can she trust Roy, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying? This is why Knight And Day (2010) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999). (Read More)

Locations:airport, bar, hospital
Story:train ride, desert eagle, uzi, news report, anti hero, toilet, f word, bus, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, shootout, train, violence, kiss, murder, blood

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:redemption, anger, monster, revenge, friendship
Locations:church
Characters:priest
Story:tragic villain, chosen one, unlikely hero, news report, anti hero, good versus evil, bus, shot in the chest, machine gun, black comedy, blood splatter, shootout, train, murder, blood, violence

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:redemption, anger, monster, revenge, friendship
Story:stabbed in the side, chosen one, christ allegory, reluctant hero, historical fiction, anti hero, gang, good versus evil, demon, shot in the chest, black comedy, blood splatter, title spoken by character, blood, murder, violence

American Beauty (1999)
Drama, Romance

American Beauty (1999)

After his death sometime in his forty-third year, suburbanite Lester Burnham tells of the last few weeks of his life, during which he had no idea of his imminent passing. He is a husband to real estate agent Carolyn Burnham and father to high school student Janie Burnham. Although Lester and Carolyn once loved each other, they now merely tolerate each other. Typical wallflower Janie too hates both her parents, the three who suffer individually in silence in their home life. Janie tries to steer clear of both her parents. Carolyn, relatively new to the real estate business, wants to create the persona of success to further her career, she aspiring to the professional life of Buddy Kane, the king of the real estate business in their neighborhood. Lester merely walks mindlessly through life, including at his job in advertising. His company is downsizing, and he, like all the other employees, has to justify his position to the newly hired efficiency expert to keep his job. Things change for Lester when he falls in love at first sight with Janie's more experienced classmate, Angela Hays. Both Janie and Angela can see Lester's sexual infatuation with Angela, who courts such attention from any man as a sign that she is model material, she having once appeared in Seventeen and it a career to which she aspires. Lester's infatuation with Angela gives him a reenergized view on life, where he openly doesn't care anymore what anyone thinks about what he does, anyone except Angela. This infatuation coincides with the Fittses moving in next door: homophobic disciplinarian US Marine Colonel Frank Fitts who rules the house with a military fist (that fist being both figurative and literal), his semi-comatose wife Barbara Fitts, and their bright and quietly subversive eighteen year old son Ricky Fitts, who openly abides by his father's rules while behind the scenes lives by his own quite different perspective. Much like Lester's infatuation, Ricky immediately becomes infatuated with Janie, he who considers girls like Angela as ordinary. The entry of Angela and the Fittses into the Burnhams' lives ultimately leads to each of the players confronting what is truly in his or her heart. (Read More)

Themes:obsession, anger, friendship
Mood:satire, gore
Period:1990s
Story:fast food, crisis, murder by gunshot, spit take, irreverence, reference to satan, handgun, tragic event, gunshot, anti hero, drug dealer, bedroom, f word, bed, reference to god, black comedy, blood splatter, cult film, violence, kiss

Spring Breakers (2012) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999)
Crime, Drama

Spring Breakers (2012)

Brit, Candy, Cotty, and Faith have been best friends since grade school. They live together in a boring college dorm and are hungry for adventure. All they have to do is save enough money for spring break to get their shot at having some real fun. A serendipitous encounter with rapper "Alien" promises to provide the girls with all the thrill and excitement they could hope for. With the encouragement of their new friend, it soon becomes unclear how far the girls are willing to go to experience a spring break they will never forget. (Read More)

Themes:faith, friendship
Locations:church
Story:strong female lead, strong female character, gunshot, controversy, drug dealer, road trip, stripper, machine gun, black comedy, cult film, title spoken by character, violence, murder, blood

Det Sjunde Inseglet (1957)
Drama, Fantasy

Det Sjunde Inseglet (1957)

A Knight and his squire are home from the crusades. Black Death is sweeping their country. As they approach home, Death appears to the knight and tells him it is his time. The knight challenges Death to a chess game for his life. The Knight and Death play as the cultural turmoil envelopes the people around them as they try, in different ways, to deal with the upheaval the plague has caused. This is why Det Sjunde Inseglet (1957) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999). (Read More)

Themes:faith, apocalypse, religion
Locations:church
Characters:catholic, christianity
Story:crisis of faith, catholic church, religious faith, despair, reference to jesus christ, dead body, reference to god, black comedy, title spoken by character

Spy (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, friendship, revenge
Locations:airport, bar
Story:scatological humor, crisis, mission, bartender, f word, dead body, shot in the chest, machine gun, black comedy, blood splatter, shootout, title spoken by character, blood, murder, violence

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

Voldemort's power is growing stronger. He now has control over the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts. Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to finish Dumbledore's work and find the rest of the Horcruxes to defeat the Dark Lord. But little hope remains for the Trio, and the rest of the Wizarding World, so everything they do must go as planned. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:church
Period:1990s
Story:tragic villain, chosen one, strong female lead, strong female character, mission, good versus evil, demon, train, cult film, kiss, sequel, blood

Kick-ass 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

After Kick-Ass' insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist -- reborn as The Mother F%&*^r -- only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world's first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she's forced to retire-leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world's first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there's only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all. (Read More)

Themes:friendship, revenge
Mood:satire, gore
Locations:bar, hospital
Story:reluctant hero, unlikely hero, desert eagle, strong female lead, strong female character, neck breaking, news report, f word, psychopath, shot in the chest, machine gun, black comedy, blood splatter, shootout, murder, violence, blood, sequel

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

Logan (2017)

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

Themes:redemption, anger, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:bar, hospital
Story:christ allegory, reluctant hero, mute, neck breaking, on the road, mission, racial slur, anti hero, gang, road trip, f word, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, train, title spoken by character, murder, sequel, blood, violence

Monster (2003)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Monster (2003)

The true story of serial killer Aileen Wuernos who was convicted of luring men to their death and eventually executed in 2002. In 1989, she was working as a prostitute and finally makes a friend when she meets and begins a relationship with a young woman, Selby. Determined to straighten out her life, she tries to find legitimate work but with little education and limited social skills, she fails at every turn. She starts working as a hooker hitching rides along the local interstate highway and after robbing a few clients has an encounter with a vicious client whom she kills in self-defense. After that however she just takes to killing clients taking their money and car. Once arrested she claims self-defense but is eventually convicted. This is why Monster (2003) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999). (Read More)

Themes:monster
Locations:church, bar
Period:1990s
Story:newspaper article, capital punishment, tv news, handgun, on the road, racial slur, bartender, dead body, bed, reference to god, bus, title spoken by character, violence, kiss, murder, sex, blood

The Interview (2014)
Comedy

The Interview (2014)

In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show "Skylark Tonight." When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, friendship, revenge
Locations:airport, bar
Story:scatological humor, mission, news report, controversy, f word, shot in the chest, machine gun, black comedy, blood splatter, shootout, train, title spoken by character, murder, blood

Bad Santa (2003) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Bad Santa (2003)

Willie T. Stokes is a convicted con man who's led a miserable life. He drinks heavily and constantly embarrasses himself publicly. He only works once a year dressed as Santa. But then come Christmas Eve, he and his pint-sized helper dwarf Marcus stage elaborate robberies and take their department stores for everything they got. This year, they hit a mall in suburban Phoenix, Arizona. This time around, Willie gets distracted by having sex with large women, a bartender who is attracted to Santas, and a kid who's convinced he's the real deal. However, this time around Marcus must once again put up with Willie's heavy drinking and a series of incidents that constantly shoot themselves in the foot. Not to mention a nosy department store security guard who's onto them and wants his cut of the loot. Will Willie and Marcus make it to next Christmas? Or will this be the year the dynamic duo finally face justice? (Read More)

Locations:bar
Story:bartender, female bartender, road trip, golf club, irreverence, swearing, sexual humor, handgun, gunshot, controversy, anti hero, f word, reference to jesus christ, black comedy, cult film, murder, blood, sex, violence

Predestination (2014)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predestination (2014)

PREDESTINATION chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.

Themes:revenge
Locations:bar, hospital
Story:newspaper clipping, androgyny, mission, bartender, news report, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shootout, title spoken by character, independent film, blood, murder

Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Six criminals, who are strangers to each other, are hired by a crime boss, Joe Cabot, to carry out a diamond robbery. Right at the outset, they are given false names with the intention that they won't get too close and will concentrate on the job instead. They are completely sure that the robbery is going to be a success. But, when the police show up right at the time and the site of the robbery, panic spreads amongst the group members, and two of them are killed in the subsequent shootout, along with a few policemen and civilians. When the remaining people assemble at the premeditated rendezvous point (a warehouse), they begin to suspect that one of them is an undercover cop. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Mood:gore
Period:1990s
Story:off screen murder, swearing, wedding ring, written and directed by cast member, racial slur, controversy, gang, f word, psychopath, shot in the chest, black comedy, blood splatter, shootout, cult film, independent film, murder, blood, violence

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

The Dark Knight (2008)

Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes" and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes. This is why The Dark Knight (2008) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999). (Read More)

Themes:obsession, anger, friendship, revenge
Locations:bar, hospital
Story:newspaper clipping, car keys, tragic villain, christ allegory, news reporter, mass murder, uzi, mission, bartender, news report, anti hero, drug dealer, gang, good versus evil, psychopath, shot in the chest, machine gun, shootout, cult film, title spoken by character

Mallrats (1995) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999)
Comedy, Romance

Mallrats (1995)

Brodie Bruce, a Sega and comic book obsessed college student, and his best friend, TS Quint, are both dumped by their girlfriends on the same day, and to deal with their loss, they both go to the local mall. Along the way, they meet up with some friends, including Willam, a guy who stares at Magic Eye pictures, desprately trying to see the hidden image; Gwen, one of TS's ex-girlfriends; and Jay & Silent Bob, of Clerks fame. Eventually, they decide to try and win back their significant others, and take care of their respective nemesises (TS's girlfriend's father, and a store clerk who hates the two for not having any shopping agenda). (Read More)

Themes:friendship, revenge
Mood:satire
Period:1990s
Story:sequel mentioned during end credits, jay and silent bob, view askew, penis joke, scatological humor, fart joke, mute, new jersey, written and directed by cast member, anti hero, f word, cult film, title spoken by character, independent film, sequel, sex

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue their quest of finding and destroying the Dark Lord's three remaining Horcruxes, the magical items responsible for his immortality. But as the mystical Deathly Hallows are uncovered, and Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, friendship
Period:1990s
Story:mission, chosen one, unlikely hero, strong female lead, strong female character, good versus evil, dead body, train, cult film, violence, sequel, blood, kiss

Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Comedy, Crime

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

A struggling screenwriter ('Colin Farrell (I)' (qv)) inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his friends ('Christopher Walken' (qv) and 'Sam Rockwell' (qv)) kidnap a gangster's ('Woody Harrelson' (qv)) beloved Shih Tzu.

Mood:gore
Locations:bar, hospital
Story:exploding head, uzi, racial slur, reference to jesus christ, psychopath, shot in the chest, black comedy, blood splatter, shootout, title spoken by character, murder, violence, sex, blood

Mononoke-hime (1997)
Adventure, Animation, Fantasy

Mononoke-hime (1997)

While protecting his village from rampaging boar-god/demon, a confident young warrior, Ashitaka, is stricken by a deadly curse. To save his life, he must journey to the forests of the west. Once there, he's embroiled in a fierce campaign that humans were waging on the forest. The ambitious Lady Eboshi and her loyal clan use their guns against the gods of the forest and a brave young woman, Princess Mononoke, who was raised by a wolf-god. Ashitaka sees the good in both sides and tries to stem the flood of blood. This is met be animosity by both sides as they each see him as supporting the enemy. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Story:moral ambiguity, christ allegory, kindness, strong female lead, compassion, heroine, strong female character, demon, blood splatter, cult film, title spoken by character, violence, blood

About Schmidt (2002) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999)
Comedy, Drama

About Schmidt (2002)

Warren Schmidt has led a safe, predictable life working in the insurance industry in Omaha, Nebr. for many years, yet now faces retirement. At the same time he is forced to take a hard look at his wife, his life and his relationship with his estranged daughter. An often hilarious series of events follow as Schmidt embarks on an unpredictable RV journey to attend his daughter's wedding in Denver. This is why About Schmidt (2002) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999). (Read More)

Mood:satire
Locations:airport, bar
Characters:catholic
Story:crisis, irreverence, on the road, nun, toilet, road trip, f word, black comedy

Fargo (1996)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Fargo (1996)

Jerry works in his father-in-law's car dealership and has gotten himself in financial problems. He tries various schemes to come up with money needed for a reason that is never really explained. It has to be assumed that his huge embezzlement of money from the dealership is about to be discovered by father-in-law. When all else falls through, plans he set in motion earlier for two men to kidnap his wife for ransom to be paid by her wealthy father (who doesn't seem to have the time of day for son-in-law). From the moment of the kidnapping, things go wrong and what was supposed to be a non-violent affair turns bloody with more blood added by the minute. Jerry is upset at the bloodshed, which turns loose a pregnant sheriff from Brainerd, MN who is tenacious in attempting to solve the three murders in her jurisdiction. (Read More)

Themes:anger
Mood:satire, gore
Locations:airport, bar
Story:off screen murder, fast food, strong female lead, heroine, strong female character, tragic event, racial slur, bartender, f word, psychopath, shot in the chest, black comedy, blood splatter, cult film, title spoken by character, blood, independent film, murder, violence

The Departed (2006)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Departed (2006)

In South Boston, the state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Frank Costello. While Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the state police as an informer for the syndicate is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by their double lives, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations they have penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there is a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy - and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save themselves. But is either willing to turn on their friends and comrades they've made during their long stints undercover? (Read More)

Themes:anger, friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:airport, church, bar, hospital
Story:golf club, molotov cocktail, wedding ring, broken glass, uzi, racial slur, news report, nun, drug dealer, stabbing, bedroom, reference to jesus christ, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, shootout, train, cult film, title spoken by character, blood

The Passion Of The Christ (2004)
Drama

The Passion Of The Christ (2004)

A depiction of the last twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem. The story opens in the Garden of Olives where Jesus has gone to pray after the Last Supper. Betrayed by Judas Iscariot, the controversial Jesus--who has performed 'miracles' and has publicly announced that he is 'the Son of God'--is arrested and taken back within the city walls of Jerusalem. There, the leaders of the Pharisees confront him with accusations of blasphemy; subsequently, his trial results with the leaders condemning him to his death. Jesus is brought before Pontius Pilate, the prefect of the Roman province of Judaea, for his sentencing. Pilate listens to the accusations leveled at Jesus by the Pharisees. Realizing that his own decision will cause him to become embroiled in a political conflict, Pilate defers to King Herod in deciding the matter of how to persecute Jesus. However, Herod returns Jesus to Pilate who, in turn, gives the crowd a choice between which prisoner they would rather to see set free--Jesus, or Barrabas. The crowd chooses to have Barrabas set free. Thus, Jesus is handed over to the Roman soldiers and is brutally flagellated. Bloody and unrecognizable, he is brought back before Pilate who, once again, presents him to the thirsty crowd--assuming they will see that Jesus has been punished enough. The crowd, however, is not satisfied. Thus, Pilate washes his hands of the entire dilemma, ordering his men to do as the crowd wishes. Whipped and weakened, Jesus is presented with the cross and is ordered to carry it through the streets of Jerusalem, all the way up to Golgotha. There, more corporal cruelty takes place as Jesus is nailed to the cross--suffering, he hangs there, left to die. Initially, in his dazed suffering, Jesus is alarmed that he has been abandoned by God his father. He then beseeches God. At the moment of his death, nature itself over-turns. (Read More)

Themes:faith, religion
Mood:gore
Characters:bible, christianity, priest
Story:chosen one, armor, reference to satan, miracle, compassion, on the road, mission, controversy, stabbing, good versus evil, reference to jesus christ, demon, cult film, independent film, blood, violence

In Bruges (2008) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

In Bruges (2008)

London based hit men Ray and Ken are told by their boss Harry Waters to lie low in Bruges, Belgium for up to two weeks following their latest hit, which resulted in the death of an innocent bystander. Harry will be in touch with further instructions. While they wait for Harry's call, Ken, following Harry's advice, takes in the sights of the medieval city with great appreciation. But the charms of Bruges are lost on the simpler Ray, who is already despondent over the innocent death, especially as it was his first job. Things change for Ray when he meets Chloe, part of a film crew shooting a movie starring an American dwarf named Jimmy. When Harry's instructions arrive, Ken, for whom the job is directed, isn't sure if he can carry out the new job, especially as he has gained a new appreciation of life from his stay in the fairytale Bruges. While Ken waits for the inevitable arrival into Bruges of an angry Harry, who feels he must clean up matters on his own, Ray is dealing with his own problems, not only with Harry, but with a Canadian couple and a half-blind thief named Eirik. Ray hopes he can count on both Chloe and Ken to help him carve out a new life for himself. In the end, Harry, involved in an incident with Jimmy, may have to keep to his own principles. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, revenge
Locations:church, bar, hospital
Characters:priest
Story:swearing, uzi, gunshot, bartender, drug dealer, f word, reference to jesus christ, psychopath, shot in the chest, machine gun, black comedy, blood splatter, shootout, train, cult film, title spoken by character, kiss, violence, murder, blood

Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Comedy

Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a tale of adventure on the open road. When Dante and Randal (of Clerks fame) get a restraining order to keep the punchy Jay and his hetero life-mate, Silent Bob, from selling drugs in front of the Quick Stop convenience store, their lives are suddenly empty. They find new purpose when their friend, Brodie, informs them a movie is being made featuring two infamous characters based on their likenesses. After visiting one of the creators of the Bluntman and Chronic, Holden McNeil, they set out to get what fat movie cash they deserve and hopefully put an end to people slandering them on the Internet. Along the way, they learn the rules of the road from a hitchhiking George Carlin, ride with a group of gorgeous jewel thieves, and incur the wrath of a hapless wildlife marshal for liberating an orangutan named Suzanne. The quest takes them from New Jersey to Hollywood where a showdown involving the police, the jewel thieves, and the Bluntman and Chronic filmmakers will decide the fate of Suzanne, Jay, Silent Bob, and their good names. This is why Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999). (Read More)

Mood:satire
Story:jay and silent bob, view askew, wrath, new jersey, written and directed by cast member, on the road, racial slur, nun, road trip, cult film, independent film, sequel, violence

Team America: World Police (2004)
Action, Comedy

Team America: World Police (2004)

The North American counter-terrorism force Team America attacks a group of terrorists in Paris. Later, the leader of the organization, Spottswoode, invites the famous Broadway actor Gary Johnston to join his world police and work undercover in Cairo, infiltrating a terrorist organization in the hope they will disclose their plan of destroying the world. Team America destroy the cell of terrorists, but then the Panama Canal is attacked by the criminals as a payback. Gary feels responsible for the death of many innocents and leaves the counter-terrorism organization. When the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Il, joins a group of pacifist actors and actresses with the intention of using weapons of massive destruction, Team America tries to avoid the destruction of the world. (Read More)

Mood:satire, gore
Locations:bar
Story:scatological humor, swearing, exploding head, tv news, neck breaking, written and directed by cast member, f word, shot in the chest, machine gun, black comedy, blood splatter, shootout, cult film, title spoken by character, kiss, violence, blood, sex

3:10 To Yuma (2007)
Adventure, Crime, Drama, Western

3:10 To Yuma (2007)

Rancher Dan Evans heads into Bisbee to clear up issues concerning the sale of his land when he witnesses the closing events of a stagecoach robbery led by famed outlaw Ben Wade. Shortly thereafter, Wade is captured by the law in Bisbee and Evans finds himself one of the escorts who will take Wade to the 3:10 to Yuma train in Contention for the reward of $200. Evans's effort to take Wade to the station is in part an effort to save his land but also part of an inner battle to determine whether he can be more than just a naive rancher in the eyes of his impetuous and gunslinging son William Evans. The transport to Contention is hazardous and filled with ambushes by Indians, pursuits by Wade's vengeful gang and Wade's own conniving and surreptitious demeanor that makes the ride all the more intense. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Characters:bible
Story:female bartender, gang, train ride, mission, gunshot, bartender, train, dead body, reference to god, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shootout, title spoken by character, violence, blood, murder, kiss

Scarface (1983) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999)
Crime, Drama

Scarface (1983)

Tony Montana manages to leave Cuba during the Mariel exodus of 1980. He finds himself in a Florida refugee camp but his friend Manny has a way out for them: undertake a contract killing and arrangements will be made to get a green card. He's soon working for drug dealer Frank Lopez and shows his mettle when a deal with Colombian drug dealers goes bad. He also brings a new level of violence to Miami. Tony is protective of his younger sister but his mother knows what he does for a living and disowns him. Tony is impatient and wants it all however, including Frank's empire and his mistress Elvira Hancock. Once at the top however, Tony's outrageous actions make him a target and everything comes crumbling down. (Read More)

Themes:anger, revenge, friendship
Mood:gore
Story:wrath, mass murder, tv news, uzi, neck breaking, controversy, anti hero, drug dealer, stabbing, bedroom, f word, bed, machine gun, blood splatter, shootout, cult film, title spoken by character, blood, murder, violence

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

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

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

Themes:redemption, revenge, friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:church, bar, hospital
Characters:bible, priest
Period:1990s
Story:gang, irreverence, homeless man, neck breaking, controversy, anti hero, reference to jesus christ, psychopath, black comedy, cult film, violence, blood, murder

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