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Flightplan (2005)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Flightplan (2005)

The husband of aviation engineer Kyle Pratt has just died in Berlin. Now she is flying back to New York with his coffin and their six-year-old daughter Julia. Three hours into the flight Kyle awakens to find that Julia is gone! It's a big double-decker plane, so very concerned mother has a lot of territory to cover in order to find her daughter. But as Kyle fights to discern the truth, she takes matters into her own hands. (Read More)

Themes:panic, grief, redemption, paranoia, conspiracy, robbery, memory, torture, fear, money, kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment, germany, elevator, airport, snow, hotel, hospital
Characters:policeman, girl, boy
Story:flight, plane, sleeping pills, handcuffed woman, bomb detonation device, airplane cockpit, airplane hijacking, airplane pilot, airplane bomb, handcuffed man, casket, jet plane, flight attendant, panic room, co pilot, action heroine, parent searches for child, carrying a child, captain, lost child

Non-stop (2014)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Non-stop (2014)

Bill Marks, a former cop dealing with his daughter's death by drinking, is now a federal air marshal. While on a flight from New York to London, Marks gets a text telling him that unless 150 million dollars is transferred to an offshore account, someone will die every 20 minutes. Can he find the terrorist in time and save everyone? (Read More)

Themes:redemption, paranoia, conspiracy, torture, fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport
Story:airplane hijacking, airplane pilot, air marshal, flight attendant, flight, false accusation, airplane accident, terrorist, little girl, hit on the head with a fire extinguisher, containment, cockpit, hijack, hitchcockian, hijacking, government agent, death of daughter, plane, psycho thriller, ransom

Panic Room (2002)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Panic Room (2002)

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

Themes:panic, redemption, money, robbery, torture
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Characters:policeman
Story:panic room, safe, home, broken mirror, video screen, containment, circular staircase, hitchcockian, break in, surveillance camera, burglary, pills, psycho thriller, strong female lead, compassion, swat team, medicine, strong female character, sleeping, die hard scenario

Red Eye (2005)
Mystery, Thriller

Red Eye (2005)

This is the story of a young resourceful heroine named Lisa Reisert who hates to fly, but the terror that awaits her on the night flight to Miami has nothing to do with a fear of flying! Upon boarding the plane, Lisa is trapped on a red-eye flight with a creepy villainous handsome and charming man by the name of Jackson Rippner, who's playing middle-man in the plot to assassinate a Homeland Security official. He's got her father pinned down by a would-be killer, using that advantage to coerce Lisa into phoning the luxury resort where she works and arranging to move the target into a pre-set position. (Read More)

Themes:panic, paranoia, robbery, fear, kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:hotel, airport
Story:flight, flight attendant, plane, airplane toilet, airplane passenger, airplane trip, post 911, hitchcockian, fire extinguisher, psycho thriller, strong female lead, heroine, strong female character, sleeping, die hard scenario, fbi, pilot, terrorist, bathroom, dead body

Passenger 57 (1992) is one of the best movies like Flightplan (2005)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Passenger 57 (1992)

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

Themes:panic, paranoia, fear, kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport, hospital
Story:airplane hijacking, airplane pilot, flight attendant, false accusation, terrorist, hijack, englishman, hijacking, flight, plane, swat team, die hard scenario, mistaken identity, fbi, pilot, ambulance, police car, handcuffs, punched in the face, slow motion scene

Survivor (2015)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Survivor (2015)

A State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in the line of fire and she is targeted for death and framed for crimes. Discredited, she is forced to go on the run while she tries to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year's Eve in Times Square. This is why Survivor (2015) is one of the best movies like Flightplan (2005). (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy, fear, kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment, airport, hotel
Story:flight attendant, false accusation, fire extinguisher, die hard scenario, police detective, subway, ambulance, terrorist, flashlight, running, bomb, taxi, punched in the face, slow motion scene, airplane, helicopter, female protagonist, corpse, pistol, surprise ending

Criminal (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

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

Themes:panic, redemption, paranoia, conspiracy, robbery, memory, torture, fear, money, kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport
Story:head injury, government agent, loss of husband, burglary, swat team, death of husband, loss of father, mistaken identity, subway, ambulance, terrorist, police car, handcuffs, death of father, taxi, bus, punched in the face, airplane, helicopter, rain

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

Don't Say A Word (2001)

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

Themes:panic, paranoia, robbery, torture, fear, money, kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment, elevator
Story:little girl, surveillance camera, morgue, loss of father, police detective, coffin, subway, woman, ambulance, police car, flashlight, handcuffs, death of father, watching tv, punched in the face, slow motion scene, police officer, corpse, train, pistol

Enter The Void (2009) is one of the best movies like Flightplan (2005)
Drama, Fantasy

Enter The Void (2009)

Tokyo's nasty underside, seen primarily through the eyes of Oscar, a heavy drug user, whose sister Linda is a stripper. Oscar also has flashbacks to his childhood when trauma upends the siblings. Oscar's drug-fed hallucinations alter Tokyo's already-disconcerting nights, and after the police shoot him, he can float above and look down: on his sister's sorrow, on the rooms of a love hotel, and on life at even a molecular level. The spectrum's colors can be beautiful; it's people's colorless lives that can be ugly. And what of afterlife, is there more than a void? (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, fear, money
Locations:apartment, elevator, airport, hotel, hospital
Characters:policeman, boy
Story:little girl, grandfather granddaughter relationship, pills, grandmother granddaughter relationship, teddy bear, morgue, sleeping, apology, police car, flashlight, drug use, bathroom, dead body, death of father, running, taxi, punched in the face, airplane, mirror, food

P2 (2007)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

P2 (2007)

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

Themes:panic, paranoia, fear, kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator, snow
Characters:policeman
Story:handcuffed woman, false accusation, video screen, handcuffed, surveillance camera, bloody nose, psycho thriller, teddy bear, impersonation, die hard scenario, police detective, apology, woman, ambulance, police car, flashlight, handcuffs, running, taxi, punched in the face

Untraceable (2008)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Untraceable (2008)

A secret service agent, Jennifer Marsh, gets caught in a very personal and deadly cat-and-mouse game with a serial killer who knows that people (being what they are - both curious and drawn to the dark side of things) will log onto an "untraceable" website where he conducts violent and painful murders LIVE on the net. The more people who log on and enter the website, the quicker and more violently the victim dies. This is why Untraceable (2008) is one of the best movies like Flightplan (2005). (Read More)

Themes:torture, kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:policeman, girl
Story:false accusation, breaking a car window, loss of husband, surveillance camera, strong female lead, grandmother granddaughter relationship, swat team, loss of father, fbi, police detective, terrorist, single mother, dead body, death of father, running, watching tv, rain, female protagonist, corpse, telephone call

Chugyeogja (2008)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Chugyeogja (2008)

Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds a clue that the vanished girls were all called up by a same client whom one of his girls is meeting with right now.

Themes:panic, grief, torture, fear, kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator, hotel, hospital
Story:little girl, handcuffed, disappearance, search, police detective, subway, police car, flashlight, handcuffs, running, watching tv, punched in the face, slow motion scene, police officer, rain, corpse, one word title, blood, death, murder

Deception (2008) is one of the best movies like Flightplan (2005)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Deception (2008)

Cat and mouse. Jonathan McQuarry is an auditor in Manhattan, moving from office to office checking their books. While working late, a smooth and well-dressed man named Wyatt Bose chats Jonathan up, offers him a joint, and soon they're pals. When their cell phones are accidentally swapped, Jonathan answers Wyatt's phone to a series of women asking if he's free tonight. Jonathan discovers it's a sex club: busy powerful people meet each other anonymously in hotels. Jonathan falls for one of the club members, whom he knows only as "S," whom he's also seen on a subway. When she goes missing, patterns emerge and Jonathan faces demands involving violence and lots of money. (Read More)

Themes:money
Locations:elevator, snow, hotel
Characters:policeman
Story:circular staircase, snowing, morgue, disappearance, liar, search, subway, ambulance, drug use, dead body, bomb, lie, taxi, watching tv, punched in the face, airplane, mirror, food, rain, telephone call

Die Hard 2 (1990)
Action, Thriller

Die Hard 2 (1990)

After the terrifying events in LA, John McClane (Willis) is about to go through it all again. A team of terrorists, led by Col. Stuart (Sadler) is holding the entire airport hostage. The terrorists are planning to rescue a drug lord from justice. In order to do so, they have seized control of all electrical equipment affecting all planes. With no runway lights available, all aircraft have to remain in the air, with fuel running low, McClane will need to be fast. (Read More)

Themes:panic, paranoia, fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport, elevator, snow, hotel
Story:airplane pilot, flight attendant, flight, airport security, airplane accident, hijack, hijacking, plane, ransom, home, swat team, die hard scenario, pilot, terrorist, flashlight, running, bomb, punched in the face, slow motion scene, airplane

The Forgotten (2004)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Forgotten (2004)

In New York City, Telly Paretta has been under the psychiatric care of Dr. Jack Munce for fourteen months, the therapy to help her deal with the grief associated with losing her nine year old son, Sam Paretta, one of six children in a plane that went missing, the plane and the bodies never recovered. In the words of Telly's husband, Jim Paretta, Telly has been holding onto the past like a "death grip", which has hindered her therapy. Telly does not appreciate that characterization as it makes it sound like Dr. Munce and Jim want her to forget Sam. Slowly, incidents make it seem like Telly is losing that grip on the past, until one day all physical evidence of Sam disappears, personal as well as public, such as all media stories of the plane disappearance. Subsequently, Jim and Dr. Munce try to explain to her that her therapy is to help her get over the delusion that she and Jim have/had a son. As Telly alone goes on a search for any evidence of the existence of Sam, the only person she is eventually able to convince is Ash Correll, an ex-New York Ranger whose daughter Lauren allegedly was also one of the missing children. Ash, who started to drink heavily fourteen months ago, initially believed Telly to be crazy until he slowly recalls that he did indeed have a daughter named Lauren who disappeared in that plane, which led to his drinking. Telly and Ash need to go on the run as they are being pursued by the National Security Agency (NSA) on the matter, they're unsure of the NSA's involvement in their children's disappearance. One other person they are able to convince of there ever having been a Sam and Lauren is NYPD Detective Ann Pope. Pope believes that two people having the same delusion is too coincidental, and the NSA being involved is too suspicious for it not to be some grand plot. Pope has to figure who she can or cannot trust in the matter in uncovering the truth. As Telly and Ash continue their search for evidence while eluding the NSA, they believe that the answer may lie with the mysterious man who seems to have appeared lately in Telly's day-to-day goings-on. (Read More)

Themes:grief, paranoia, conspiracy, memory, torture, kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport, hospital
Characters:policeman
Story:plane, parent searches for child, lost child, false accusation, airplane accident, mother searches for missing daughter, missing daughter, government agent, medication, psycho thriller, swat team, therapist, die hard scenario, disappearance, mistaken identity, search, police detective, ambulance, running, lie

Rendition (2007)
Drama, Thriller

Rendition (2007)

After a terrorist bombing kills an American envoy in a foreign country, an investigation leads to an Egyptian who has been living in the United States for years and who is married to an American. He is apprehended when he's on his way home. The U.S. sends him to the country where the incident occurs for interrogation which includes torture. An American CIA operative observes the interrogation and is at odds whether to keep it going or to stop it. In the meantime, the man's wife raises hell to find him despite being pregnant but the person behind this refuses to help or give her any information. This is why Rendition (2007) is one of the best movies like Flightplan (2005). (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy, torture, kidnapping
Locations:airport, hospital
Characters:policeman, boy
Story:flight, death of daughter, aunt niece relationship, home, disappearance, suitcase, search, terrorist, flashlight, handcuffs, bathroom, dead body, bomb, taxi, watching tv, punched in the face, airplane, corpse, telephone call, pistol

Left Behind (2014) is one of the best movies like Flightplan (2005)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

Left Behind (2014)

Themes:panic, paranoia, fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport, hospital
Story:flight attendant, airplane explosion, airplane passenger, airplane accident, cockpit, disappearance, pilot, ambulance, running, slow motion scene, airplane, police officer, pistol, new york city, explosion, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship

Gothika (2003)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Gothika (2003)

Dr. Miranda Grey is a psychiatrist who works in a penitentiary, in the mental institution sector. She is married with Dr. Douglas Grey, the chief of department where Dr. Pete Graham also works. Chloe Sava, a patient of Dr. Miranda formerly abused by her stepfather, claims that she is frequently raped by the devil in her cell. After leaving the asylum in a stormy night, Dr. Miranda has a car accident, and when she wakes up, she is an inmate of the institution, being accused of an horrible crime and having no memory of the incident. (Read More)

Themes:memory, panic, paranoia, torture, fear, kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:hospital
Characters:policeman, girl
Story:false accusation, missing child, death of daughter, medication, surveillance camera, pills, psycho thriller, death of husband, woman, police car, flashlight, drug use, running, taxi, watching tv, mirror, rain, female protagonist, corpse, telephone call

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

Changeling (2008)

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

Themes:grief, paranoia, conspiracy, torture, fear, kidnapping
Characters:boy, policeman, girl
Story:home, false accusation, missing child, medication, teddy bear, captain, disappearance, liar, search, child, woman, single mother, police car, handcuffs, bathroom, running, lie, bus, punched in the face, police officer

Speed (1994)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Speed (1994)

Bomber terrorist's elevator plan backfires, so he rigs a bomb to a LA city bus. The stipulation is: once armed, the bus must stay above 50 mph to keep from exploding. Also if LAPD Officer tries to unload any passengers off, Payne will detonate it. Joe Morton co-stars as Jack's superior, and Jeff Daniels supports Jack helping him try to defuse the bomb. (Read More)

Themes:panic, fear, money, kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator, airport
Story:bomb, bus, action heroine, hijack, hijacking, handcuffed, hysteria, ransom, swat team, heroine, applause, strong female character, die hard scenario, fbi, subway, woman, ambulance, terrorist, police car, handcuffs

Before I Go To Sleep (2014) is one of the best movies like Flightplan (2005)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Before I Go To Sleep (2014)

Forty-year-old Christine Lucas wakes up in bed with a man she does not know, in an unfamiliar house. The man explains that he is her husband, Ben, and that she suffered brain damage from a car accident ten years earlier. Christine wakes up every morning with no memory of her life from her early twenties onwards. Christine receives treatment from Dr. Nasch, a neurologist at a local hospital who provides her a camera to record her thoughts and progress each day, and calls her every morning to remind her to watch the video in the camera. Soon, she starts to discover the truth around her. This is why Before I Go To Sleep (2014) is one of the best movies like Flightplan (2005). (Read More)

Themes:memory, panic, grief, paranoia, fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator, airport, hotel, hospital
Characters:boy
Story:false accusation, kiss on the forehead, hitchcockian, head injury, bloody nose, therapist, sleeping, liar, search, apology, ambulance, police car, bathroom, running, lie, punched in the face, slow motion scene, airplane, mirror, food

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

After accomplishing the assignment of dismantling a human trafficking organization, the former military and drifter Jack Reacher goes to Washington to invite his liaison, Major Susan Turner, to have dinner with him. However, he meets her substitute, Colonel Sam Morgan, who explains that Major Turner has been arrested and accused of espionage. Jack seeks out her veteran lawyer, Colonel Bob Moorcroft, who explains that Major Turner has also been accused of the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Further, he also tells Jack he is being sued, accused by a woman of being the father of her fifteen year-old daughter, Samantha. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. He sees that Turner and he have been framed and also that Turner will be killed by two assassins. However, he rescues her and they flee. Soon, they realize that there is a conspiracy involving military people from the army and a government contractor that is a powerful arms dealer. Jack also learns that Samantha is in danger and Turner and he rescue her. They decide to protect her since a skilled assassin is hunting them down while they try to find the motive of the conspiracy. Who can be trusted? (Read More)

Themes:redemption, paranoia, conspiracy, torture, fear, kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment, airport, hotel
Story:action heroine, false accusation, airplane toilet, falling off a roof, handcuffed, captain, woman, police car, flashlight, handcuffs, running, taxi, bus, watching tv, punched in the face, slow motion scene, airplane, police officer, rain, corpse

North By Northwest (1959)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

North By Northwest (1959)

Madison Avenue advertising man Roger Thornhill finds himself thrust into the world of spies when he is mistaken for a man by the name of George Kaplan. Foreign spy Philip Vandamm and his henchman Leonard try to eliminate him but when Thornhill tries to make sense of the case, he is framed for murder. Now on the run from the police, he manages to board the 20th Century Limited bound for Chicago where he meets a beautiful blond, Eve Kendall, who helps him to evade the authorities. His world is turned upside down yet again when he learns that Eve isn't the innocent bystander he thought she was. Not all is as it seems however, leading to a dramatic rescue and escape at the top of Mt. Rushmore. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, fear, kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator, airport, hotel, hospital
Characters:policeman
Story:airplane explosion, false accusation, airplane accident, government agent, plane, mistaken identity, liar, apology, police car, flashlight, handcuffs, running, lie, taxi, bus, punched in the face, airplane, mirror, police officer, train

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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

Themes:panic, redemption, paranoia, conspiracy, robbery, torture, kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment, elevator, airport, snow, hospital
Characters:policeman
Story:airplane hijacking, action heroine, false accusation, airplane accident, detonator, safe, burglary, swat team, captain, ice, die hard scenario, police detective, subway, ambulance, terrorist, bomb, taxi, bus, watching tv, punched in the face

Catch Me If You Can (2002) is one of the best movies like Flightplan (2005)
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:redemption, money
Locations:apartment, airport, snow, hotel, hospital
Story:flight attendant, co pilot, cockpit, handcuffed, flight, impersonation, watching a movie, loss of father, suitcase, fbi, pilot, police car, handcuffs, death of father, lie, taxi, airplane, police officer, pistol, chase

Source Code (2011)
Mystery, Romance, Sci-fi, Thriller

Source Code (2011)

Army Captain Colter Stevens finds himself working on a special program where his consciousness can be inserted into another human being. The only catch is can only be there for 8 minutes at any given time. That morning, a bomb exploded on a commuter train just outside Chicago. He occupies the body of teacher going to work on that train and is confused as to what he is doing or why he is there as his last memory is of flying his helicopter on a combat mission in Afghanistan. Those in charge of the program explain to him that there is a bomb on the train, and that he must locate it. More importantly, he must identify the bomber as another bombing is expected later that day. He is also told however that he cannot change the past and can only gather information. As he develops a liking for his traveling companion Christina, he sets out to test that theory. This is why Source Code (2011) is one of the best movies like Flightplan (2005). (Read More)

Themes:memory
Mood:suspense
Story:captain, bomb, death by explosion, helicopter, containment, detonator, hitchcockian, knocked unconscious, surveillance camera, psycho thriller, swat team, strong female character, die hard scenario, pilot, woman, terrorist, train, handcuffs, bathroom, punched in the face

Ne Le Dis A Personne (2006)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Ne Le Dis A Personne (2006)

The pediatrician Alexandre Beck misses his beloved wife Margot Beck, who was brutally murdered eight years ago when he was the prime suspect. When two bodies are found near where the corpse of Margot was dumped, the police reopen the case and Alex becomes suspect again. The mystery increases when Alex receives an e-mail showing Margot older and alive. (Read More)

Themes:grief, memory, torture, kidnapping
Locations:elevator, airport, hospital
Characters:policeman, girl, boy
Story:false accusation, circular staircase, hitchcockian, surveillance camera, burglary, applause, search, coffin, apology, woman, police car, drug use, dead body, death of father, running, lie, bus, watching tv, punched in the face, slow motion scene

Conviction (2010)
Biography, Drama

Conviction (2010)

Betty Anne Waters (Swank) is a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the system and overturn her brother's (Rockwell) unjust murder conviction.

Themes:fear, money
Characters:policeman, girl, boy
Story:false accusation, single mother, strong female lead, strong female character, liar, apology, woman, police car, handcuffs, dead body, death of father, running, lie, watching tv, punched in the face, mirror, police officer, food, female protagonist, corpse

Out Of The Furnace (2013) is one of the best movies like Flightplan (2005)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother becomes involved with one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, money
Characters:policeman
Story:kiss on the forehead, safe, bloody nose, swat team, watching a movie, disappearance, child, apology, police car, flashlight, drug use, dead body, death of father, running, lie, watching tv, punched in the face, mirror, food, corpse

Persepolis (2007)
Animation, Biography, Drama, War

Persepolis (2007)

In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study for a better life. However, this change proves an equally difficult trial with the young woman finding herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs. (Read More)

Themes:memory, torture, fear
Locations:airport, snow, hospital
Characters:policeman, girl, boy
Story:false accusation, grandfather granddaughter relationship, pills, grandmother granddaughter relationship, home, watching a movie, therapist, suitcase, liar, woman, flashlight, drug use, dead body, running, lie, taxi, watching tv, food, rain, female protagonist

Flight (2012)
Drama, Thriller

Flight (2012)

Whip Whitaker is a commuter airline pilot. While on a flight from Orlando to Atlanta something goes wrong and the plane starts to fly erratically. With little choice Whip crashes the plane and saves almost all on board. When he wakes up in the hospital, his friend from the airline union introduces him to a lawyer who tells him there's a chance he could face criminal charges because his blood test reveals that he was intoxicated with alcohol and cocaine. He denies being impaired, so while an investigation is underway, he is told to keep his act together. However, letting go of his addiction is not as easy as it seems... This is why Flight (2012) is one of the best movies like Flightplan (2005). (Read More)

Locations:elevator, airport, hotel, hospital
Story:airplane pilot, flight attendant, flight, plane, airplane crew, airplane trip, airplane accident, captain, strong female character, pilot, apology, woman, drug use, bathroom, airplane, rain, blood, father son relationship, one word title

Madeo (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Madeo (2009)

A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it's his mother's call whether to prove him innocent or to leave him imprisoned.

Themes:memory, fear, money
Mood:suspense
Characters:policeman, girl, boy
Story:false accusation, hitchcockian, bloody nose, grandmother granddaughter relationship, home, medicine, sleeping, search, flashlight, handcuffs, dead body, running, bus, watching tv, mirror, police officer, food, rain, female protagonist, corpse

The Net (1995) is one of the best movies like Flightplan (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Net (1995)

Angela Bennett's a software engineer type who works from home and has few friends outside of cyberspace. Taking her first vacation in years, she becomes embroiled in a web of computer espionage.

Themes:paranoia, conspiracy, fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport, hotel, hospital
Story:home, airplane accident, fire engine, hitchcockian, handcuffed, fire extinguisher, safe, plane, psycho thriller, strong female lead, impersonation, medicine, strong female character, mistaken identity, fbi, pilot, woman, police car, flashlight, handcuffs

The Interpreter (2005)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

The Interpreter (2005)

Escalating events begin when U.N. interpreter Silvia Broome alleges that she has overheard a death threat against an African head of state, spoken in a rare dialect few people other than Silvia can understand. With the words "The Teacher will never leave this room alive," in an instant, Silvia's life is turned upside down as she becomes a hunted target of the killers. Placed under the protection of federal agent Tobin Keller, Silvia's world only grows more nightmarish. As Keller digs deeper into his eyewitnesses' past and her secretive world of global connections, the more suspicious he becomes that she herself might be involved in the conspiracy. With every step of the way, he finds more reasons to mistrust her. Is Sylvia a victim? A suspect? Or something else entirely? And can Tobin, coping with his own personal heartache, keep her safe? Though they must depend on one another, Silvia and Tobin couldn't be more different. Silvia's strengths are words, diplomacy and the subtleties of meaning, while Tobin is all about instinct, action and reading into the most primal human behaviors. Now, as the danger of a major assassination on U.S. soil grows and Silvia's life hangs in the balance, Silvia and Tobin play out a gripping dance of evasion and revelation that keeps them both guessing as they race to stop a terrifying international crisis before it's too late. (Read More)

Themes:grief, conspiracy
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport
Characters:policeman
Story:hitchcockian, safe, surveillance camera, liar, fbi, search, subway, woman, ambulance, terrorist, dead body, death of father, running, bomb, lie, bus, watching tv, airplane, helicopter, rain

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:paranoia, conspiracy, robbery, money
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator, snow, hotel, hospital
Story:home, false accusation, bus, falling off a roof, hitchcockian, knocked unconscious, snowing, medication, compassion, mistaken identity, police detective, subway, ambulance, police car, drug use, handcuffs, punched in the face, slow motion scene, helicopter, rain

Harsh Times (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harsh Times (2005)

Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging out and making cash from small heists, while trying to get a law enforcement job so he can marry his Mexican girlfriend. This is why Harsh Times (2005) is one of the best movies like Flightplan (2005). (Read More)

Themes:robbery, memory
Characters:policeman
Story:government agent, watching a movie, liar, fbi, police car, drug use, dead body, running, lie, watching tv, punched in the face, police officer, food, rain, corpse, pistol, chase, explosion, husband wife relationship, murder

Atomic Blonde (2017) is one of the best movies like Flightplan (2005)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

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

Themes:panic, paranoia, torture, fear, kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment, elevator, airport, snow, hotel
Story:action heroine, berlin germany, strong female lead, morgue, ice, woman, police car, dead body, taxi, punched in the face, slow motion scene, airplane, police officer, female protagonist, corpse, train, pistol, surprise ending, chase, explosion

Janghwa, Hongryeon (2003)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Janghwa, Hongryeon (2003)

Two sisters who, after spending time in a mental institution, return to the home of their father and cruel stepmother. Once there, in addition to dealing with their stepmother's obsessive and unbalanced ways, an interfering ghost also affects their recovery.

Themes:panic, redemption, paranoia, conspiracy, memory
Locations:elevator
Characters:boy
Story:hysteria, death of daughter, medication, home, flashlight, dead body, running, lie, bus, mirror, rain, female protagonist, surprise ending, f rated, fight, flashback, blood, death

Silent Hill (2006)
Adventure, Horror, Mystery

Silent Hill (2006)

Sharon Da Silva wakes up every night screaming about "silent hill". Pursued by a police officer suspicious of her motives and swerving to avoid another child her adoptive mother crashes the car knocking herself unconscious. When Rose Da Silva awakens to find her adopted child is missing, she searches the fog and ash blanketed town for her beloved daughter. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Locations:elevator, hotel, hospital
Characters:policeman, girl
Story:handcuffed woman, missing child, little girl, police officer, missing daughter, handcuffed, unconsciousness, compassion, search, child, woman, flashlight, handcuffs, bathroom, rain, pistol, chase, police, mother daughter relationship, fight

Munich (2005)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Munich (2005)

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

Themes:paranoia, memory, money, kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator, airport, hotel, hospital
Characters:girl, boy
Story:terrorist, breaking a car window, detonator, hijacking, arab, ransom, home, impersonation, search, flashlight, drug use, dead body, death of father, running, bomb, taxi, bus, watching tv, slow motion scene, airplane

Volver (2006) is one of the best movies like Flightplan (2005)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery

Volver (2006)

Raimunda, her daughter Paula and her sister Sole travel from Madrid to the windy and superstitious village of Alcanfor de las Infantas to visit the grave of their mother Irene, who died years ago in a fire with her husband. Then they visit Irene's sister Paula, an old senile aunt that raised Raimunda after the death of her parents that insists to tell them that Irene is alive and living with her; later, they go to the house of her neighbor and friend Agustina, who gives a support to Paula. They return to Madrid, and after a hard day of work, Raimunda meets her daughter completely distraught at the bus stop waiting for her. When they arrive home, Paula tells her mother that she killed her unemployed father Paco, who was completely drunk and tried to rape her. While Raimunda hides his body, Sole calls her to tell that their beloved aunt Paula has died. The next morning, Sole travels alone to the funeral, and when she returns to Madrid, she finds her mother hidden in the trunk of her car. She brings Irene to her apartment, where secrets from the past are disclosed. This is why Volver (2006) is one of the best movies like Flightplan (2005). (Read More)

Themes:memory, money
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment, hospital
Story:courtyard, female sitting on a toilet, aunt niece relationship, strong female lead, grandmother granddaughter relationship, home, applause, strong female character, disappearance, suitcase, liar, apology, woman, drug use, dead body, death of father, lie, bus, watching tv, mirror

In The Valley Of Elah (2007)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

In The Valley Of Elah (2007)

In Monroe, Tennessee, Hank Deerfield, an aging warrior, gets a call that his son, just back from 18 months' fighting in Iraq, is missing from his base. Hank drives to Fort Rudd, New Mexico, to search. Within a day, the charred and dismembered body of his son is found on the outskirts of town. Deerfield pushes himself into the investigation, marked by jurisdictional antagonism between the Army and local police. Working mostly with a new detective, Emily Sanders, Hank seems to close in on what happened. Major smuggling? A drug deal gone awry? Credit card slips, some photographs, and video clips from Iraq may hold the key. If Hank gets to the truth, what will it tell him? (Read More)

Themes:grief, torture, fear
Locations:airport
Characters:policeman, boy
Story:search, surveillance camera, strong female lead, morgue, strong female character, disappearance, liar, police detective, coffin, apology, woman, ambulance, single mother, police car, flashlight, drug use, bathroom, dead body, running, lie

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

The Prophecy (1995)

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

Themes:panic, paranoia, fear, kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment, hospital
Characters:policeman, girl
Story:little girl, kiss on the forehead, grandmother granddaughter relationship, morgue, liar, police detective, coffin, child, ambulance, police car, flashlight, handcuffs, dead body, punched in the face, police officer, corpse, surprise ending, explosion, gun, death

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:redemption, paranoia, conspiracy, kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Characters:policeman, girl
Story:snowing, swat team, liar, police detective, subway, ambulance, handcuffs, dead body, lie, bus, watching tv, slow motion scene, corpse, telephone call, pistol, surprise ending, chase, new york city, murder, flashback

Money Monster (2016) is one of the best movies like Flightplan (2005)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Money Monster (2016)

In the real-time, high stakes thriller Money Monster, George Clooney and Julia Roberts star as financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty, who are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor who has lost everything (Jack O'Connell) forcefully takes over their studio. During a tense standoff broadcast to millions on live TV, Lee and Patty must work furiously against the clock to unravel the mystery behind a conspiracy at the heart of today's fast-paced, high-tech global markets. (Read More)

Themes:panic, money, paranoia, conspiracy, fear, kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment, elevator, hospital
Story:detonator, hijacking, strong female lead, swat team, strong female character, die hard scenario, woman, police car, flashlight, bomb, airplane, helicopter, pistol, surprise ending, new york city, police, gun, death

Dragonfly (2002)
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Dragonfly (2002)

Dr. Joe Darrow is a recently widowed doctor. He is grieving due to the death of his pregnant wife in a Red Cross mission in Venezuela. Although being atheist, he began to believe that his dead wife wants to communicate with him, through her young patients in the Pediatrics of a Chicago hospital. This is why Dragonfly (2002) is one of the best movies like Flightplan (2005). (Read More)

Themes:panic, grief, paranoia, fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator, airport, hospital
Characters:policeman, girl, boy
Story:little girl, pilot, ambulance, police car, handcuffs, bus, slow motion scene, airplane, mirror, rain, corpse, telephone call, surprise ending, chase, death, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, one word title, police, flashback

The Taking Of Pelham 123 (2009)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Taking Of Pelham 123 (2009)

In early afternoon, four armed men hijack a subway train in Manhattan. They stop on a slight incline, decoupling the first car to let the rest of the train coast back. Their leader is Ryder; he connects by phone with Walter Garber, the dispatcher watching that line. Garber is a supervisor temporarily demoted while being investigated for bribery. Ryder demands $10 million within an hour, or he'll start shooting hostages. He'll deal only with Garber. The mayor okays the payoff, the news of the hostage situation sends the stock market tumbling, and it's unclear what Ryder really wants or if Garber is part of the deal. Will hostages, kidnappers, and negotiators live through this? (Read More)

Themes:redemption, money
Locations:hotel
Story:hijack, subway, accusation, hijacking, plane, ransom, swat team, die hard scenario, terrorist, single mother, train, taxi, helicopter, corpse, pistol, surprise ending, chase, new york city, husband wife relationship, death

War Of The Worlds (2005)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

War Of The Worlds (2005)

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

Themes:panic, torture, fear, kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:policeman, girl
Story:airplane stewardess, little girl, broken window, sleeping, subway, flashlight, dead body, watching tv, mirror, helicopter, food, rain, corpse, train, telephone call, pistol, surprise ending, new york city, explosion, mother daughter relationship

Salt (2010) is one of the best movies like Flightplan (2005)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Salt (2010)

Evelyn Salt is a CIA agent and highly respected by all, including her boss, Ted Winter. Out of the blue, a Russian spy walks into their offices and offers a vital piece of information: the President of Russia will be assassinated during his forthcoming visit to New York City to attend the funeral of the recently deceased U.S. Vice President. The name of the assassin: Evelyn Salt. Concerned about the safety of her husband, who she cannot contact, she goes on the run. Winter refuses to accept that she is a mole or a double agent but her actions begin to raise doubts. Just who is Evelyn Salt and what is she planning? (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy, torture, kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment, elevator, snow, hotel, hospital
Story:handcuffed woman, action heroine, fire extinguisher, government agent, strong female lead, home, swat team, strong female character, death of husband, die hard scenario, suitcase, fbi, coffin, subway, woman, ambulance, police car, flashlight, handcuffs, bathroom

Woman In Gold (2015)
Biography, Drama, History

Woman In Gold (2015)

Maria Altman sought to regain a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II. She did so not just to regain what was rightfully hers, but also to obtain some measure of justice for the death, destruction, and massive art theft perpetrated by the Nazis.

Themes:memory, money
Locations:elevator, airport, hotel
Characters:girl
Story:false accusation, circular staircase, german soldier, aunt niece relationship, applause, sleeping, liar, apology, woman, death of father, running, lie, taxi, airplane, mirror, telephone call, chase, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship

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