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Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

In a castle high on top of a hill lives an inventor's greatest creation - Edward, a near-complete person. The creator died before he could finish Edward's hands; instead, he is left with metal scissors for hands. Since then, he has lived alone, until a kind lady called Peg discovers him and welcomes him into her home. At first, everyone welcomes him into the community, but soon things begin to take a change for the worse. (Read More)

Themes:celebrity, guilt, loneliness, deception, drunkenness, jealousy, christmas, surrealism, revenge
Mood:satire
Locations:laboratory, castle, snow
Characters:psychiatrist, bully, teenager
Story:scissors, cut hand, creation, hair salon, rock paper scissors, inventor, bank vault, bully comeuppance, suburb, wrongful arrest, christmas party, christmas tree, non statutory female on male rape attempt, music score features choir, show and tell, symphonic music score, artificial human, modern fairy tale, topiary, limerick

Beauty And The Beast (2017)
Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Beauty And The Beast (2017)

Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted. (Read More)

Themes:deception, jealousy, revenge, surrealism
Locations:castle, snow
Story:lock pick, altered version of studio logo, famous score, spiral staircase, inventor, compassion, fish out of water, garden, fairy tale, creature, unrequited love, montage, held at gunpoint, slow motion scene, rescue, corpse, beating, coming of age, chase, photograph

Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

New Rochelle, the 1960s. High schooler Frank Abagnale Jr. idolizes his father, who's in trouble with the IRS. When his parents separate, Frank runs away to Manhattan with $25 in his checking account, vowing to regain dad's losses and get his parents back together. Just a few years later, the FBI tracks him down in France; he's extradited, tried, and jailed for passing more than $4,000,000 in bad checks. Along the way, he's posed as a Pan Am pilot, a pediatrician, and an attorney. And, from nearly the beginning of this life of crime, he's been pursued by a dour FBI agent, Carl Hanratty. What starts as cat and mouse becomes something akin to father and son. (Read More)

Themes:deception, christmas, revenge
Locations:snow
Characters:teenager
Story:bully comeuppance, christmas tree, orchestral music score, bank, double cross, nonlinear timeline, dinner, diner, montage, revolver, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, arrest, police officer, black comedy, teenage boy, cult film, chase, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph

Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince (2009)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery

Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince (2009)

In the sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft, and in both wizard and muggle worlds Lord Voldemort and his henchmen are increasingly active. With vacancies to fill at Hogwarts, Professor Dumbledore persuades Horace Slughorn, back from retirement to become the potions teacher, while Professor Snape receives long awaited news. Harry Potter, together with Dumbledore, must face treacherous tasks to defeat his evil nemesis. (Read More)

Themes:guilt, deception, drunkenness, jealousy, christmas, revenge
Locations:snow
Story:cut hand, christmas party, lifting a female into the air, orchestral music score, lifting someone into the air, looking at oneself in a mirror, scar, teacher student relationship, slow motion scene, corpse, brother sister relationship, cult film, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, character name in title, blood, flashback

Rocky III (1982) is one of the best movies like Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Drama, Sport

Rocky III (1982)

Three years and 10 successful title defenses after beating Apollo Creed, with whom he has become great friends, a now wealthy Rocky Balboa is considering retirement. Fame and complacency soon cause Balboa to lose his title to Clubber Lang, who inadvertently causes the death of Rocky's trainer Mickey. Rocky sinks into a depression, and Apollo decides to train Rocky for a rematch against Lang so Rocky can try to win the title back. (Read More)

Themes:celebrity, guilt, drunkenness, jealousy, christmas, revenge
Story:christmas tree, famous score, looking at oneself in a mirror, training, radio, montage, arrest, watching tv, slow motion scene, black comedy, beating, brother sister relationship, cult film, photograph, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship, character name in title, fight

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 Edward Scissorhands (1990). (Read More)

Themes:deception, drunkenness, revenge
Locations:snow
Characters:teenager
Story:plumber, flat tire, looking at oneself in a mirror, scar, double cross, nonlinear timeline, diner, montage, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, arrest, slow motion scene, police officer, blood splatter, corpse, teenage girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship

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. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:snow
Characters:bully
Story:bully comeuppance, suburb, bloody body of a child, misfit, dead boy, snowing, looking at oneself in a mirror, gothic, radio, dinner, neighbor, arrest, corpse, coming of age, cult film, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, cigarette smoking, blood, father son relationship, mother son relationship

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:deception, jealousy, surrealism, revenge
Locations:castle
Story:altered version of studio logo, christ allegory, scar, training, creature, nonlinear timeline, stabbed in the chest, montage, slow motion scene, rescue, black comedy, blood splatter, corpse, beating, brother sister relationship, coming of age, chase, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016) is one of the best movies like Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016)

Holding a mysterious leather suitcase in his hand, Newt Scamander, a young activist wizard from England, visits New York while he is on his way to Arizona. Inside his expanding suitcase hides a wide array of diverse, magical creatures that exist among us, ranging from tiny, twig-like ones, to majestic and humongous ones. It is the middle of the 20s and times are troubled since the already fragile equilibrium of secrecy between the unseen world of wizards and the ordinary or "No-Maj" people that the MACUSA Congress struggles to maintain, is at risk of being unsettled. In the meantime, the voices against wizardry keep growing with daily protests led by Mary Lou Barebone and fuelled by the increasing disasters ascribed to a dark wizard, Gellert Grindelwald. At the same time, by a twist of fate, Newt's precious suitcase will be switched with the identical one of an aspiring No-Maj baker, Jacob Kowalski, while demoted Auror, Tina Goldstein, arrests Newt for being an unregistered wizard. To make matters worse, with the suitcase in the wrong hands, several creatures manage to escape to unknown directions. Before long, this situation will catch Senior Auror Percival Graves' attention who will target both Tina and Newt amid panic caused by an invisible, devastating and utterly unpredictable menace that still wreaks havoc in New York's 5th Avenue. Is there a hidden agenda behind Graves' intentions and ultimately, what will happen to the remaining magical creatures still loose in the streets? (Read More)

Themes:deception, drunkenness, christmas, revenge, surrealism
Locations:snow
Story:bank vault, wrongful arrest, christmas tree, altered version of studio logo, famous score, hand, fish out of water, egg, bank, creature, unrequited love, double cross, montage, revolver, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, arrest, slow motion scene, rescue, corpse

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:deception, drunkenness, jealousy, christmas, revenge
Mood:satire
Story:christmas party, christmas tree, spiral staircase, gossip, lifting someone into the air, looking at oneself in a mirror, double cross, stabbed in the chest, montage, revolver, held at gunpoint, watching tv, police officer, black comedy, blood splatter, corpse, beating, cult film, chase, boyfriend girlfriend relationship

The Cable Guy (1996)
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. This is why The Cable Guy (1996) is one of the best movies like Edward Scissorhands (1990). (Read More)

Themes:deception, jealousy, revenge
Mood:satire
Story:wrongful arrest, frame up, lifting someone into the air, double cross, montage, dark comedy, handcuffs, arrest, watching tv, slow motion scene, rescue, police officer, black comedy, beating, cult film, chase, photograph, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship

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

The Dark Knight (2008)

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

Themes:deception, revenge
Story:bank vault, wrongful arrest, talk show host, sitting, altered version of studio logo, christ allegory, famous score, crashing through a window, hair, inventor, lifting someone into the air, gothic, scar, bank, double cross, montage, revolver, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, arrest

Natural Born Killers (1994) is one of the best movies like Edward Scissorhands (1990)
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:deception, revenge, surrealism
Mood:satire
Characters:psychiatrist
Story:haircut, looking at oneself in a mirror, double cross, stabbed in the chest, diner, montage, dysfunctional family, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, arrest, slow motion scene, rescue, black comedy, blood splatter, corpse, beating, brother sister relationship, cult film, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph

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. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Characters:bully, teenager
Story:bully comeuppance, neighbor, altered version of studio logo, barbecue, burglary, haircut, compassion, looking at oneself in a mirror, garden, scar, suburb, training, montage, dysfunctional family, revolver, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, arrest, watching tv, rescue

The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller

The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002)

'The Count of Monte Cristo' is a remake of the Alexander Dumas tale by the same name. Dantes, a sailor who is falsely accused of treason by his best friend Fernand, who wants Dantes' girlfriend Mercedes for himself. Dantes is imprisoned on the island prison of Chateau d'If for 13 years, where he plots revenge against those who betrayed him. With the help of another prisoner, he escapes the island and proceeds to transform himself into the wealthy Count of Monte Cristo as part of his plan to exact revenge. (Read More)

Themes:deception, drunkenness, jealousy, revenge
Locations:castle
Story:wrongful arrest, spiral staircase, bank, training, teacher student relationship, stabbed in the chest, montage, held at gunpoint, arrest, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, character name in title, flashback

The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. They are put to the test, however, when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage. This is why The Brothers Grimm (2005) is one of the best movies like Edward Scissorhands (1990). (Read More)

Themes:deception, drunkenness, surrealism, revenge
Locations:castle, snow
Story:sitting, hair, snowing, lifting someone into the air, gothic, storytelling, fairy tale, creature, double cross, stabbed in the chest, arrest, rescue, black comedy, corpse, cult film, father daughter relationship, mother son relationship, character name in title, fight, flashback

Man Of Steel (2013) is one of the best movies like Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Man Of Steel (2013)

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

Themes:revenge
Locations:laboratory, snow
Characters:bully
Story:bank vault, bully comeuppance, altered version of studio logo, christ allegory, crashing through a window, bank, creature, nonlinear timeline, stabbed in the chest, diner, handcuffs, arrest, slow motion scene, rescue, beating, coming of age, chase, photograph, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship

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:deception, drunkenness, revenge
Locations:laboratory
Characters:bully
Story:bully comeuppance, christ allegory, fish out of water, mad scientist, looking at oneself in a mirror, scar, double cross, stabbed in the chest, montage, revolver, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, watching tv, rescue, blood splatter, corpse, beating, chase, photograph, husband wife relationship

Brazil (1985)
Drama, Sci-fi

Brazil (1985)

Sam Lowry is a harried technocrat in a futuristic society that is needlessly convoluted and inefficient. He dreams of a life where he can fly away from technology and overpowering bureaucracy, and spend eternity with the woman of his dreams. While trying to rectify the wrongful arrest of one Harry Buttle, Lowry meets the woman he is always chasing in his dreams, Jill Layton. Meanwhile, the bureaucracy has fingered him responsible for a rash of terrorist bombings, and both Sam and Jill's lives are put in danger. (Read More)

Themes:deception, christmas, surrealism
Mood:satire
Story:wrongful arrest, arrest, christmas tree, spiral staircase, looking at oneself in a mirror, cult director, stabbed in the chest, dark comedy, neighbor, held at gunpoint, slow motion scene, rescue, black comedy, blood splatter, corpse, cult film, chase, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, cigarette smoking, father daughter relationship

The Bone Collector (1999)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Bone Collector (1999)

Quadripeligic ex-cop Lincoln Rhyme was looking forward to his assisted suicide when he got the news: some sicko was abducting people in a taxi and leaving them to die in particularly sadistic ways. With time counting down between each abduction and possible death, Rhyme recruits rather-unwilling Amelia Donaghy, haunted by her cop father's suicide and thinking she's next, into working the crime scenes to track down the killer. (Read More)

Themes:deception, christmas, revenge
Story:christmas party, christmas tree, talent, gothic, scar, double cross, radio, revolver, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, slow motion scene, rescue, police officer, black comedy, blood splatter, corpse, cult film, chase, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph

War Dogs (2016) is one of the best movies like Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, War

War Dogs (2016)

Two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military - a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government. Based on true events. This is why War Dogs (2016) is one of the best movies like Edward Scissorhands (1990). (Read More)

Themes:deception, drunkenness, christmas, revenge
Locations:snow
Story:scar, double cross, nonlinear timeline, diner, montage, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, arrest, slow motion scene, black comedy, beating, chase, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, cigarette smoking, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, flashback, fight

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:guilt, loneliness, jealousy, revenge
Locations:snow
Story:hair salon, snowing, scissors, haircut, montage, held at gunpoint, watching tv, slow motion scene, blood splatter, corpse, beating, brother sister relationship, cult film, chase, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, cigarette smoking, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship

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:guilt, jealousy, christmas
Story:christmas party, christmas tree, looking at oneself in a mirror, egg, scar, suburb, nonlinear timeline, dinner, dysfunctional family, handcuffs, watching tv, teenage boy, brother sister relationship, photograph, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship, character name in title

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

Wonder Woman (2017)

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

Themes:deception, drunkenness, surrealism, revenge
Locations:laboratory, castle, snow
Story:told in flashback, fish out of water, mad scientist, scar, training, double cross, nonlinear timeline, stabbed in the chest, montage, revolver, held at gunpoint, slow motion scene, rescue, corpse, beating, coming of age, chase, photograph, cigarette smoking, fight

Predestination (2014) is one of the best movies like Edward Scissorhands (1990)
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:deception, drunkenness, surrealism, revenge
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror, scar, storytelling, training, nonlinear timeline, revolver, held at gunpoint, slow motion scene, blood splatter, beating, cigarette smoking, blood, flashback

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-fi

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

When Henry DeTamble meets Clare Abshire in a Chicago library they both understand that he is a time traveler, but she knows much more about him as he has not yet been to the times and places where they have already met. He falls in love with her, as she has already with him, but his continuing unavoidable absences while time traveling - and then returning with increasing knowledge of their future - makes things ever more difficult for Clare. This is why The Time Traveler's Wife (2009) is one of the best movies like Edward Scissorhands (1990). (Read More)

Themes:christmas, surrealism
Locations:snow
Characters:teenager
Story:christmas tree, spiral staircase, looking at oneself in a mirror, training, nonlinear timeline, dinner, diner, montage, arrest, police officer, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship, family relationships, fight, blood

Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Crime, Drama

Boyz N The Hood (1991)

John Singleton's portrayal of social problems in inner-city Los Angeles takes the form of a tale of three friends growing up together 'in the 'hood.' Half-brothers Doughboy and Ricky Baker are foils for each other's personality, presenting very different approaches to the tough lives they face. Ricky is the 'All-American' athlete, looking to win a football scholarship to USC and seeks salvation through sports, while 'Dough' succumbs to the violence, alcohol, and crime surrounding him in his environment, but maintains a strong sense of pride and code of honor. Between these two is their friend Tre, who is lucky to have a father, 'Furious' Styles, to teach him to have the strength of character to do what is right and to always take responsibility for his actions. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Characters:teenager
Story:barbecue, sadness, storytelling, montage, dysfunctional family, revolver, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, arrest, slow motion scene, police officer, black comedy, blood splatter, corpse, beating, teenage boy, teenage girl, coming of age, cult film, chase

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (2013)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (2013)

Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray, discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother, Clary must join forces with a group of Shadow Hunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called the Shadow World, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. (Read More)

Themes:deception, revenge, surrealism
Characters:teenager
Story:spiral staircase, goth, fish out of water, garden, scar, creature, stabbed in the chest, slow motion scene, rescue, teenage girl, coming of age, chase, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, dog, flashback, blood, fight

The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like Edward Scissorhands (1990)
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:deception, surrealism, revenge
Locations:laboratory
Story:altered version of studio logo, mad scientist, gothic, scar, double cross, stabbed in the chest, held at gunpoint, slow motion scene, rescue, police officer, black comedy, blood splatter, corpse, beating, chase, police, dog, fight, blood, flashback

Suicide Squad (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Suicide Squad (2016)

It feels good to be bad...Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself? (Read More)

Themes:deception, christmas, revenge, surrealism
Locations:laboratory, snow
Characters:psychiatrist
Story:altered version of studio logo, spiral staircase, scar, bank, creature, double cross, nonlinear timeline, stabbed in the chest, montage, revolver, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, arrest, slow motion scene, rescue, black comedy, corpse, beating, brother sister relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship

In Bruges (2008)
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. This is why In Bruges (2008) is one of the best movies like Edward Scissorhands (1990). (Read More)

Themes:guilt, christmas, surrealism, revenge
Locations:snow
Story:christmas tree, hand, spiral staircase, dead boy, snowing, gothic, fairy tale, dinner, revolver, handcuffs, arrest, watching tv, rescue, black comedy, blood splatter, cult film, chase, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship

Warcraft (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Warcraft (2016)

When the world of the Orcs of Draenor is being destroyed by the evil fel magic that uses life-force, the powerful warlock Gul'dan creates a portal to the world of Azeroth and forms the Horde with members of the Orc clans. He also captures many prisoners to keep the portal open. The king of Azeroth, Llane Wrynn and his brother-in-law, Anduin Lothar are informed by the apprentice of magician Khadgar that he has found fel magic in dead bodies and the king decides to summon the Guardian of Tirisfal, Medivh, to protect his kingdom. Lothar and Khadgar head to Kharazhan to meet Medivh and an ominous shadow points a book out to Khadgar, who takes it and hides. Anduin, Khadgar and Medivh and a group of soldiers are attacked by Orcs and they capture the slave Garona, who is released by King Llane, and she shows them the location of the portal. Garona is contacted by the Orc chief of a clan Durotan that wants to meet King Llane to stop the fel magic. Meanwhile Khadgar learns that the gate was opened with the help of someone in Azeroth. Shall King Llane trust Garona and Durotan, who might be the traitor? (Read More)

Themes:deception, drunkenness, revenge, surrealism
Locations:castle, snow
Story:spiral staircase, inventor, told in flashback, scar, creature, double cross, stabbed in the chest, arrest, slow motion scene, rescue, blood splatter, corpse, beating, brother sister relationship, chase, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship, fight, blood

Carrie (2013) is one of the best movies like Edward Scissorhands (1990)
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:guilt, revenge, surrealism
Characters:bully, teenager
Story:bully comeuppance, scissors, lifting someone into the air, crucifix, looking at oneself in a mirror, sadness, suburb, teacher student relationship, stabbed in the chest, montage, slow motion scene, blood splatter, teenage girl, coming of age, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, character name in title, blood

Hanna (2011)
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. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:snow
Characters:teenager
Story:haircut, fish out of water, training, stabbed in the chest, slow motion scene, blood splatter, corpse, teenage girl, coming of age, photograph, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, character name in title, flashback, fight, blood

Lars And The Real Girl (2007)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Lars And The Real Girl (2007)

In this comedy, Lars Lindstrom is an awkwardly shy young man in a small northern town who finally brings home the girl of his dreams to his brother and sister-in-law's home. The only problem is that she's not real - she's a sex doll Lars ordered off the Internet. But sex is not what Lars has in mind, but rather a deep, meaningful relationship. His sister-in-law is worried for him, his brother thinks he's nuts, but eventually the entire town goes along with his delusion in support of this sweet natured boy that they've always loved. (Read More)

Themes:guilt, loneliness, jealousy
Locations:snow
Story:treehouse, snowing, dinner, dark comedy, neighbor, black comedy, coming of age, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, character name in title, family relationships

Knight And Day (2010)
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 Edward Scissorhands (1990). (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:laboratory, snow
Characters:teenager
Story:inventor, garden, double cross, diner, revolver, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, arrest, rescue, blood splatter, corpse, chase, photograph, character name in title, blood, fight

Pain & Gain (2013) is one of the best movies like Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama

Pain & Gain (2013)

Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo ('Mark Wahlberg (I)' (qv)) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal ('Anthony Mackie' (qv)) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle ('Dwayne Johnson (I)' (qv)). Their kidnapping and extortion scheme goes terribly wrong since they have muscles for brains and they're left to haphazardly try to hold onto the elusive American dream. (Read More)

Themes:deception, drunkenness, revenge
Mood:satire
Story:hair salon, bank vault, crashing through a window, barbecue, looking at oneself in a mirror, bank, nonlinear timeline, montage, handcuffs, arrest, slow motion scene, black comedy, blood splatter, corpse, beating, chase, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, husband wife relationship, fight

The Last Airbender (2010)
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The Last Airbender (2010)

The world is divided into four kingdoms, each represented by the element they harness, and peace has lasted throughout the realms of Water, Air, Earth, and Fire under the supervision of the Avatar, a link to the spirit world and the only being capable of mastering the use of all four elements. When young Avatar Aang disappears, the Fire Nation launches an attack to eradicate all members of the Air Nomads to prevent interference in their future plans for world domination. 100 years pass and current Fire Lord Ozai continues to conquer and imprison anyone with elemental "bending" abilities in the Earth and Water Kingdoms, while siblings Katara and Sokka from a Southern Water Tribe find a mysterious boy trapped beneath the ice outside their village. Upon rescuing him, he reveals himself to be Aang, Avatar and last of the Air Nomads. Swearing to protect the Avatar, Katara and Sokka journey with him to the Northern Water Kingdom in his quest to master "Waterbending" and eventually fulfill his destiny of once again restoring peace to the world. But as they inch nearer to their goal, the group must evade Prince Zuko, the exiled son of Lord Ozai, Commander Zhao, the Fire Nation's military leader, and the tyrannical onslaught of the evil Fire Lord himself. (Read More)

Themes:deception, surrealism, revenge
Locations:castle, snow
Characters:teenager
Story:altered version of studio logo, christ allegory, training, creature, double cross, montage, arrest, slow motion scene, rescue, corpse, brother sister relationship, coming of age, chase, father son relationship, family relationships, flashback, fight

The Fugitive (1993)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Fugitive (1993)

A well respected Chicago surgeon Dr. Richard Kimble has found out that his wife, Helen, has been murdered ferociously in her own home. The police found Kimble and accused him of the murder. Then, Kimble (without Justifiable Reason) was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. However, on the way to prison, Kimble's transport crashed. Kimble escapes and is now on the run. Deputy Samuel Gerard from Chicago takes charge of the chase of Kimble. Meanwhile, Kimble takes up his own investigation to find who really killed his wife, and to lure Gerard and his team into it as well. (Read More)

Themes:guilt, deception, drunkenness
Locations:snow
Characters:psychiatrist
Story:prosthetic limb, sitting, snowing, compassion, scar, double cross, revolver, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, arrest, slow motion scene, blood splatter, corpse, beating, chase, photograph, cigarette smoking, police, husband wife relationship, fight

The Accountant (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Accountant (2016)

Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. (Read More)

Themes:deception, jealousy, christmas, revenge
Characters:psychiatrist
Story:prosthetic limb, training, double cross, nonlinear timeline, stabbed in the chest, montage, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, arrest, slow motion scene, rescue, blood splatter, corpse, beating, brother sister relationship, chase, photograph, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship

21 Grams (2003) is one of the best movies like Edward Scissorhands (1990)
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 Edward Scissorhands (1990). (Read More)

Themes:guilt, loneliness, drunkenness, revenge
Locations:snow
Story:scar, nonlinear timeline, diner, revolver, watching tv, corpse, beating, teenage boy, photograph, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship, family relationships, police, flashback, blood

In The Name Of The Father (1993)
Biography, Drama

In The Name Of The Father (1993)

A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. Bullied by the British police, he and four of his friends are coerced into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father and other relatives in London are also implicated in the crime. He spends 15 years in prison with his father trying to prove his innocence with the help of a British attorney, Gareth Peirce. Based on a true story. (Read More)

Themes:guilt, deception
Locations:snow
Story:wrongful arrest, burglary, radio, nonlinear timeline, montage, revolver, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, arrest, beating, brother sister relationship, chase, cigarette smoking, police, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, family relationships

Garden State (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Garden State (2004)

Andrew Largeman is a semi-successful television actor who plays a intellectually disabled quarterback. His somewhat controlling and psychiatrist father has led Andrew ("Large") to believe that his mother's wheelchair bound life was his fault. Andrew decides to lay off the drugs that his father and his doctor made him believe that he needed, and began to see life for what it is. He began to feel the pain he had longed for, and began to have a genuine relationship with a girl who had some problems of her own. (Read More)

Themes:loneliness
Characters:psychiatrist
Story:christmas tree, organist, inventor, garden, sadness, storytelling, suburb, dysfunctional family, watching tv, slow motion scene, police officer, brother sister relationship, coming of age, cult film, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship

Chappie (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Chappie (2015)

In Johannesburg, the police department reduced the high rating of criminality using robots from the Tetravaal Company, designed by the engineer Deon Wilson. The former military Vincent Moore is envious of Deon, since he has developed another project called Moose, but neither Tetravaal nor the police department is interested. Deon has just developed an Artificial Intelligence but the Tetravaal's CEO Michelle Bradley asks him to abort the project. Deon decides to bring the damaged Robot 22 that was sent to be crushed to test his A.I. However he is kidnapped by the criminals Ninja, Yo-Landi and Amerika that want him to stop the robot cops. When they see the damaged robot in the van, they force Deon to program it to heist banks with them and they call it Chappie. However, Chappie acts like a child and need to be trained to learn and grow. Meanwhile Vincent follows Deon and plots an evil scheme to activate his robot. (Read More)

Themes:deception, surrealism, revenge
Locations:laboratory
Story:genius, inventor, told in flashback, training, double cross, nonlinear timeline, stabbed in the chest, montage, revolver, held at gunpoint, slow motion scene, police officer, black comedy, blood splatter, corpse, beating, photograph, police, cigarette smoking, character name in title

Fargo (1996) is one of the best movies like Edward Scissorhands (1990)
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:deception
Mood:satire
Locations:snow
Story:lifting a female into the air, famous score, lifting someone into the air, cult director, double cross, diner, dysfunctional family, dark comedy, held at gunpoint, arrest, watching tv, police officer, black comedy, blood splatter, corpse, beating, cult film, cigarette smoking, blood, father daughter relationship

American Sniper (2014)
Action, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War

American Sniper (2014)

Chris Kyle was nothing more than a Texan man who dreamed of becoming a cowboy, but in his thirties he found out that maybe his life needed something different, something where he could express his real talent, something that could help America in its fight against terrorism. So he joined the SEALs in order to become a sniper. After marrying, Kyle and the other members of the team are called for their first tour of Iraq. Kyle's struggle isn't with his missions, but about his relationship with the reality of the war and, once returned at home, how he manages to handle it with his urban life, his wife and kids. This is why American Sniper (2014) is one of the best movies like Edward Scissorhands (1990). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, christmas, revenge
Characters:psychiatrist
Story:bully comeuppance, christmas tree, prosthetic limb, talent, barbecue, nonlinear timeline, held at gunpoint, slow motion scene, rescue, blood splatter, corpse, beating, photograph, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship, fight, flashback

Black Mass (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History

Black Mass (2015)

Based on a true story of James "Whitey" Bulger, an Irish Mob godfather and FBI informant who had a "secret trading" deal with his brother, William "Billy" Bulger, a state senator and a Boston public figure, and John Connolly, an FBI agent. They planned to take down the Italian mob and mafia in Boston, which went awry and things turned massively violent. When the credence for each other began fading out, drug dealing, murders, and extortion started to rise, and forced the FBI's Boston office to confirm that Whitey Bulger was one of the most notorious criminals in US history and also one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List criminals. (Read More)

Themes:deception, drunkenness, christmas, revenge
Story:christmas tree, altered version of studio logo, barbecue, told in flashback, double cross, nonlinear timeline, revolver, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, arrest, police officer, black comedy, blood splatter, corpse, beating, photograph, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship

16 Blocks (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

16 Blocks (2006)

Jack Mosley, a burnt-out detective, is assigned the unenviable task of transporting a fast-talking convict from jail to a courthouse 16 blocks away. However, along the way he learns that the man is supposed to testify against Mosley's colleagues, and the entire NYPD wants him dead. Mosley must choose between loyalty to his colleagues and protecting the witness, and never has such a short distance seemed so long... (Read More)

Themes:guilt, deception, drunkenness
Story:flat tire, snowing, told in flashback, double cross, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, watching tv, slow motion scene, corpse, brother sister relationship, chase, photograph, blood, police, flashback

Elf (2003) is one of the best movies like Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Elf (2003)

Buddy was a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa's sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs. Hobbs, on Santa's naughty list for being a heartless jerk, had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can. When Walter's relationship with Buddy interferes with his job, he is forced to reevaluate his priorities. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, christmas
Locations:snow
Story:christmas tree, altered version of studio logo, cookie, fish out of water, storytelling, montage, watching tv, chase, photograph, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship, character name in title, family relationships, police, fight

The Holiday (2006)
Comedy, Romance

The Holiday (2006)

In London, Iris Simpkins writes a wedding column in a newspaper and nurtures an unrequited love for her colleague Jasper Bloom. Near Christmas, she is informed that Jasper is engaged to marry another colleague, and her life turns upside down. In Los Angeles, the movie-trailers maker Amanda Woods has just split with her unfaithful boyfriend Ethan and wants to forget him. Through a house exchange website, Amanda impulsively swaps her mansion for Iris' cottage in Surrey for the holidays. While in Surrey, Amanda meets Iris' brother and book editor Graham and they fall in love with each other. Meanwhile, Iris meets her new next door neighbor the ninety year old screenplay writer Arthur, who helps her retrieve her self-esteem, and the film composer Miles, with whom she falls in love. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, christmas
Locations:snow
Story:christmas party, christmas tree, altered version of studio logo, fish out of water, lifting someone into the air, unrequited love, neighbor, brother sister relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, dog

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