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Foxcatcher (2014)
Biography, Drama, Sport

Foxcatcher (2014)

Based on true events, Foxcatcher tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers. When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to the du Pont estate and help form a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at his new state-of-the-art training facility, Schultz jumps at the opportunity, hoping to focus on his training and finally step out of the poverty striken situation Olympic caliber athletes like he and his revered brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo). Driven by hidden needs, du Pont sees backing Schultz's bid for Gold and the chance to "coach" a world-class wrestling team as an opportunity to gain the elusive respect of his peers and, more importantly, his disapproving mother (Vanessa Redgrave). Trapped in du Pont's majestic but suffocating world, Mark comes to see his benefactor as an egotistical, arrogant, and selfish megalomaniac and grows increasingly contemptuous. Though initially supportive, du Pont's mercurial personality turns and he begins to lure Mark into an unhealthy lifestyle that threatens to undermine his training. Soon du Pont's erratic behavior and threatening psychological game-play begin to erode the athlete's environment, stability, and motivation. Meanwhile du Pont becomes fixated on Dave, who exudes the confidence du Pont lacks. du Pont eventually realizes he is … (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  rivalry,  wrestling
Locations:pennsylvania
Period:1980s
Story:brother brother relationship,  gold medal,  trophy room,  seoul 1988 summer olympics,  eccentric millionaire,  power of money,  mind power,  team in training,  training center,  athletic training,  world wrestling champion,  wrestling championship,  wrestling coach,  wrestling team,  wrestling match,  snorting cocaine,  professional wrestling,  character is the subject of a documentary,  pensacola florida,  mental manipulation,  psychological disorder,  national pride,  weapon industry,  olympic champion,  multi millionaire,  awkward silence,  shooting practice,  willpower,  olympic athlete,  egomaniac,  wealthy family,  olympic gold medalist,  benefactor,  year 1987,  olympian,  socially awkward,  bechdel test failed,  murder by gunshot,  world champion,  year 1988,  two brothers,  olympic games,  ego,  heir,  upper class,  self esteem,  stable,  medal,  true crime,  man crying,  patriotism,  wrestler,  briefs,  trophy,  title at the end,  olympics,  title appears in writing,  father figure,  boxer shorts,  male underwear,  ambition,  crying man,  eccentric,  beard,  what happened to epilogue,  power,  battlefield,  class differences,  domination,  loss of mother,  brother,  training,  cocaine,  mansion,  drug use,  alcohol,  death of mother,  animal in title,  face slap,  horse,  helicopter,  shot to death,  based on true story,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence,  murder,  gun

Unbroken (2014)
Biography, Drama, Sport, War, Action

Unbroken (2014)

The life of 'Louis Zamperini' (qv), an Olympic athlete who joined the armed forces during the second world war. Only to be captured by the Japanese navy after a plane crash in the Pacific. During his capture, Louie must continue his fight by surviving through the war.

Story:brother brother relationship,  olympic athlete,  olympian,  man crying,  title at the end,  olympics,  crying man,  what happened to epilogue,  training,  based on true story,  bare chested male,  one word title,  gun

Straight Outta Compton (2015)
Biography, Drama, History, Music

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels-armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent-stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world's most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today. (Read More)

Period:1980s
Story:brother brother relationship,  year 1987,  year 1988,  briefs,  title appears in writing,  boxer shorts,  male underwear,  cocaine,  mansion,  face slap,  based on true story,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence

Cool Runnings (1993)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport

Cool Runnings (1993)

Irving Blitzer disgraced himself when putting extra weights into his team's bob in the Olympics, resulting in his gold medal being taken away from him. Years later, Derice Bannock, son of a former friend of Irv, fails to qualify for the 100-yard sprint for the Olympics due to a stupid accident. But when he hears of Irving Blitzer living also on Jamaica, Derice decides to go to the Games anyway, if not as a sprinter, then as a bobsledder. After some starting problems, the first Jamaican bobsledding team is formed and heads for Calgary. In the freezing weather Derice, Sanka, Junior and Yul are only laughed at, since nobody can take a Jamaican bobsledding team led by a disgraced trainer seriously. But team spirit and a healthy self-confidence may lead to a few surprises in the upcoming Winter Games. (Read More)

Period:1980s
Story:gold medal,  olympic athlete,  year 1987,  year 1988,  olympic games,  medal,  olympics,  training,  based on true story,  title spoken by character

All Good Things (2010) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

All Good Things (2010)

A love story and murder mystery based on the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history. The original screenplay uses newly discovered facts, court records and speculation as the foundation for a story of family, obsession, love and loss.

Themes:wealth
Period:1980s
Story:brother brother relationship,  snorting cocaine,  heir,  true crime,  briefs,  what happened to epilogue,  class differences,  loss of mother,  cocaine,  drug use,  based on true story,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  gun

Win Win (2011)
Comedy, Drama, Sport

Win Win (2011)

Disheartened attorney Mike Flaherty (Giamatti), who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, stumbles across a star athlete through some questionable business dealings while trying to support his family. Just as it looks like he will get a double payday, the boy's mother shows up fresh from rehab and flat broke, threatening to derail everything. (Read More)

Themes:wrestling
Story:wrestling coach,  wrestling team,  wrestling match,  wrestler,  father figure,  face slap,  mother son relationship

City Of God (2002)
Crime, Drama

City Of God (2002)

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

Themes:wealth
Period:1980s
Story:brother brother relationship,  snorting cocaine,  power,  class differences,  cocaine,  drug use,  death of mother,  face slap,  shot to death,  based on true story,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  murder,  violence,  gun

Middle Men (2009)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Middle Men (2009)

Wayne Beering and Buck Dolby are drugged out geniuses with lots of ideas but they can never seem to get their act together. But when they come up with the idea to create a porn site - and charge for it (the first ever site to do so), their idea may be too lucrative for them to handle. Straight-laced business man, Jack Harris, is brought in to team up with them and turn their profitable idea into a legit business. Making money in the pornography industry is pretty easy, but staying true to yourself when surrounded by that much wealth, luxury, sex, crime and temptations, is much harder. (Read More)

Themes:wealth
Period:1980s
Story:snorting cocaine,  title at the end,  what happened to epilogue,  power,  cocaine,  alcohol,  face slap,  shot to death,  based on true story,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  murder

The Fighter (2010) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014)
Biography, Drama, Sport

The Fighter (2010)

The Fighter is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer on the verge of being KO'd by drugs and crime.

Story:character is the subject of a documentary,  boxer shorts,  male underwear,  what happened to epilogue,  brother,  training,  drug use,  based on true story,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male

The Rover (2014)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Rover (2014)

Ten years after a global economic collapse, a cold-blooded drifter traverses the scorched Australian outback on a mission to track down the men who stole his last remaining possession - his car. When he crosses paths with a badly wounded member of the gang, he takes the vulnerable, naive young man along as his unwitting accomplice. (Read More)

Story:brother brother relationship,  man crying,  briefs,  boxer shorts,  male underwear,  crying man,  brother,  shot to death,  bare chested male,  murder,  gun

Dangal (2016)
Action, Biography, Drama, Sport

Dangal (2016)

Biopic of Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat. Geeta Phogat was India's first female wrestler to win at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, where she won the gold medal (55 kg) while her sister Babita Kumari won the silver (51 kg).

Themes:wrestling
Story:gold medal,  olympic games,  medal,  wrestler,  based on true story,  title spoken by character

The People Vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Biography, Drama

The People Vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his porn magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for all people.

Themes:wealth
Period:1980s
Story:brother brother relationship,  patriotism,  what happened to epilogue,  cocaine,  drug use,  helicopter,  based on true story,  mother son relationship,  murder,  violence,  gun

Rush (2013) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014)
Action, Biography, Drama, History, Sport

Rush (2013)

Set against the sexy, glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing in the 1970s, the film is based on the true story of a great sporting rivalry between handsome English playboy 'James Hunt (II)' (qv) (Hemsworth), and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Austrian driver 'Niki Lauda' (qv) (Bruhl). The story follows their distinctly different personal styles on and off the track, their loves and the astonishing 1976 season in which both drivers were willing to risk everything to become world champion in a sport with no margin for error: if you make a mistake, you die. (Read More)

Themes:rivalry
Story:brother brother relationship,  world champion,  upper class,  trophy,  what happened to epilogue,  based on true story,  bare chested male,  one word title

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Story:brother brother relationship,  heir,  patriotism,  beard,  power,  battlefield,  loss of mother,  training,  death of mother,  horse,  shot to death,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence

Wimbledon (2004)
Comedy, Romance, Sport

Wimbledon (2004)

Peter Colt, an English tennis player in his thirties whose ranking slipped from 11th to 119th in the world, considers he never really had to fight for anything as his wealthy but all but close family easily put him through studies and allowed him to pursue his tennis ambitions, bravely exchanges jokes with his German sparring partner Dieter Prohl, in a similar position, but feels it's about time to admit he's getting too old to compete with fitter coming men (or boys) and intends, after a last Wimbledon, to take a job with the prestigious tennis club instead. Just then, by accident, he bumps into Lizzie Bradbury, the American rising star of female tennis, falls in love with her and finds her interest in him changes his entire perception, even gives him the strength to win again. But where will it lead them, especially when her overprotective father-manager Dennis Bradbury proves determined to nip their relationship in the bud, believing it detrimental to her career? (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  rivalry
Story:brother brother relationship,  wealthy family,  trophy,  ambition,  what happened to epilogue,  training,  mansion,  alcohol,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  one word title

Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood Of War (2004)
Action, Drama, War

Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood Of War (2004)

In 1950, in South Korea, shoe-shiner Jin-tae Lee and his 18-year-old old student brother, Jin-seok Lee, form a poor but happy family with their mother, Jin-tae's fiance Young-shin Kim, and her young sisters. Jin-tae and his mother are tough workers, who sacrifice themselves to send Jin-seok to the university. When North Korea invades the South, the family escapes to a relative's house in the country, but along their journey, Jin-seok is forced to join the army to fight in the front, and Jin-tae enlists too to protect his young brother. The commander promises Jin-tae that if he gets a medal he would release his brother, and Jin-tae becomes the braver soldier in the company. Along the bloody war between brothers, the relationship of Jin-seok with his older brother deteriorates leading to a dramatic and tragic end. (Read More)

Story:brother brother relationship,  two brothers,  medal,  battlefield,  brother,  shot to death,  based on true story,  murder,  violence,  gun

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

Needing extra cash, two brothers conspire to pull off the perfect, victimless crime. No guns, no violence, no problem. But when an accomplice ignores the rules and crosses the line, his actions trigger a series of events in which no one is left unscathed.

Story:brother brother relationship,  snorting cocaine,  loss of mother,  cocaine,  drug use,  death of mother,  face slap,  shot to death,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  gun

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Biography, Drama

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Dallas 1985. Electrician and sometimes rodeo bull rider Ron Woodroof lives hard, which includes heavy smoking, drinking, drug use (primarily cocaine) and casual sex. He is racist and homophobic. While in the hospital on a work related injury, the doctors discover and inform him that he is HIV+, and that he will most-likely die within thirty days. Ron is initially in angry denial that he would have a disease that only "faggots" have, but upon quick reflection comes to the realization that the diagnosis is probably true. He begins to read whatever research is available about the disease, which at this time seems to be most effectively treated by the drug AZT. AZT, however, is only in the clinical trials stage within the US. Incredulous that he, as a dying man, cannot pay for any drug which may save or at least prolong his life, he goes searching for it by whatever means possible. It eventually leads him to Mexico and a "Dr." Vass, an American physician whose license was revoked in the US because of his AIDS related work against US regulations. Dr. Vass leads Ron to a cocktail of other drugs, some vitamins, he believes are more effective in treating the symptoms, since the virus, as Ron learns, will always be in the system of those who have been exposed to it. Ron begins to smuggle these drugs not approved by the FDA into the US, not only for his own use but for sale to other HIV+ persons. In this venture, he goes into an unlikely partnership with a HIV+ transgender woman named … (Read More)

Period:1980s
Story:snorting cocaine,  man crying,  briefs,  male underwear,  crying man,  what happened to epilogue,  cocaine,  drug use,  alcohol,  horse,  based on true story,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male

The Wrestler (2008)
Drama, Sport

The Wrestler (2008)

This is a drama about an aging professional wrestler, decades past his prime, who now barely gets by working small wrestling shows in VFW halls and as a part-time grocery store employee. As he faces health problems that may end his wrestling career for good he attempts to come to terms with his life outside the ring: by working full time at the grocery store, trying to reconcile with the daughter he abandoned in childhood and forming a closer bond with a stripper he has romantic feelings for. He struggles with his new life and an offer of a high-profile rematch with his 1980s arch-nemesis, The Ayatollah, which may be his ticket back to stardom. (Read More)

Themes:wrestling
Period:1980s
Story:professional wrestling,  wrestler,  cocaine,  violence

Rocky III (1982)
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:rivalry,  wrestling
Locations:pennsylvania
Period:1980s
Story:world wrestling champion,  wrestler,  title at the end,  crying man,  training,  mansion,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence

Love & Mercy (2014) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014)
Biography, Drama, Music

Love & Mercy (2014)

Brian Wilson is the creative soul of the Beach Boys, but he paid a heavy price for his talent. That especially shows during his peak artistic years in the 1960s, as his inner demons and obsessions trying to please his abusive father drive him to a mental breakdown that would plague him for years. In the 1980s, with Brian barely functional under the domination of the unscrupulous Dr. Landy, Brian meets and falls in love with Melinda Ledbetter. As their relationship grows, she observes Brian's crippling subservience to the abusive psychotherapist with growing alarm. Ultimately, she must take action with a love willing to stand up to oppression she cannot ignore. (Read More)

Period:1980s
Story:brother brother relationship,  ego,  man crying,  title at the end,  boxer shorts,  what happened to epilogue,  domination,  cocaine,  drug use,  face slap,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male

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)

Story:wrestling team,  patriotism,  wrestler,  olympics,  title appears in writing,  crying man,  what happened to epilogue,  drug use,  helicopter,  shot to death,  based on true story,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  violence,  gun

Ben-hur (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History

Ben-hur (2016)

Story:stable,  man crying,  crying man,  beard,  class differences,  battlefield,  training,  horse,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence

13 (2010)
Drama, Thriller

13 (2010)

In Talbot, Ohio, a father's need for surgeries puts the family in a financial bind. His son Vince, an electrician, overhears a man talking about making a fortune in just a day. When the man overdoses on drugs, Vince finds instructions and a cell phone that the man has received and substitutes himself: taking a train to New York and awaiting contact. He has no idea what it's about. He ends up at a remote house where wealthy men bet on who will survive a complicated game of Russian roulette: he's number 13. In flashbacks we meet other contestants, including a man whose brother takes him out of a mental institution in order to compete. Can Vince be the last one standing? (Read More)

Locations:pennsylvania
Story:brother brother relationship,  title appears in writing,  brother,  mansion,  shot to death,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder

Lovelace (2013) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014)
Biography, Drama

Lovelace (2013)

Story:snorting cocaine,  briefs,  male underwear,  what happened to epilogue,  cocaine,  face slap,  based on true story,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence,  gun

Senna (2010)
Biography, Documentary, Sport

Senna (2010)

The story of the monumental life and tragic death of legendary Brazilian motor-racing Champion, Ayrton Senna. Spanning the decade from his arrival in Formula One in the mid 80's, the film follows Senna's struggles both on track against his nemesis, French World Champion Alain Prost, and off it, against the politics which infest the sport. Sublime, spiritual yet, on occasion, ruthless - Senna conquers and transcends Formula One to become a global superstar. Privately, he is humble, almost shy, and fiercely patriotic, donating millions to his native Brasil and contemplating a life beyond motor-racing. Yet he is struck down in his prime on the blackest weekend in the history of the sport, watched live on television by 300 million people. Years on he is revered in Formula One as the greatest motor racing driver of all time - and in Brasil as a Saint. (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  rivalry
Period:1980s
Story:world champion,  year 1988,  trophy,  helicopter,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

Jordan Belfort is a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 22 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive 1990s securities scam that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including shoe designer Steve Madden.

Themes:wealth
Story:brother brother relationship,  snorting cocaine,  year 1987,  title at the end,  title appears in writing,  boxer shorts,  cocaine,  mansion,  drug use,  animal in title,  horse,  helicopter,  based on true story,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  gun

Ray (2004)
Biography, Drama, Music

Ray (2004)

The story of Ray Charles, music legend. Told in his adult live with flashbacks to his youth we see his humble origins in Florida, his turbulent childhood which included losing his brother and then his sight, his rise as pianist in a touring band, his writing his own songs and running his own band and then stardom. Also includes his addiction to drugs and its affect on his working life and family life. (Read More)

Themes:wealth
Story:brother brother relationship,  trophy,  loss of mother,  brother,  cocaine,  drug use,  death of mother,  horse,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  one word title

Hunger (2008) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014)
Biography, Drama

Hunger (2008)

Hunger follows life in the Maze Prison, Northern Ireland with an interpretation of the highly emotive events surrounding the 1981 IRA Hunger Strike, led by Bobby Sands. With an epic eye for detail, the film provides a timely exploration of what happens when body and mind are pushed to the uttermost limit. (Read More)

Period:1980s
Story:brother brother relationship,  briefs,  boxer shorts,  beard,  what happened to epilogue,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  gun,  murder,  violence

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Biography, Drama, History, War

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

The true story of 'Desmond T. Doss' (qv), the conscientious objector who, at the Battle of Okinawa, won the Medal of Honor for his incredible bravery and regard for his fellow soldiers. We see his upbringing and how this shaped his views, especially his religious view and anti-killing stance. We see Doss's trials and tribulations after enlisting in the US Army and trying to become a medic. Finally, we see the hell on Earth that was Hacksaw Ridge. (Read More)

Story:brother brother relationship,  medal,  boxer shorts,  male underwear,  what happened to epilogue,  based on true story,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence

Boogie Nights (1997)
Drama

Boogie Nights (1997)

Adult film director Jack Horner is always on the lookout for new talent and it's only by chance that he meets Eddie Adams who is working as a busboy in a restaurant. Eddie is young, good looking and plenty of libido to spare. Using the screen name Dirk Diggler, he quickly rises to the top of his industry winning awards year after year. Drugs and ego however come between Dirk and those around him and he soon finds that fame is fleeting. (Read More)

Period:1980s
Story:snorting cocaine,  ego,  male underwear,  cocaine,  mansion,  drug use,  alcohol,  face slap,  shot to death,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  gun,  murder,  violence

Alpha Dog (2006)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Alpha Dog (2006)

1999, Claremont, California. Middle-class kids, in their 20s, talk trash, wave guns, hang out in a pack. Johnny Truelove, drug dealer and son of a underworld figure, threatens Jake Mazursky, an explosive head case who owes Johnny money; Jake responds by breaking into Johnny's house. On impulse, Johnny and a couple pals kidnap Jake's 15-year-old brother, Zach. Zach's okay with it, figuring his brother will pay the debt soon. Johnny assigns his buddy Frankie to be Zach's minder, and they develop a brotherly friendship. Zach parties with his captors as things begin to spin out of control. Group think, amorality, and fear of prison assert a hold on the pack. Is Zach in danger? (Read More)

Story:brother brother relationship,  true crime,  what happened to epilogue,  brother,  animal in title,  face slap,  shot to death,  based on true story,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence

Biutiful (2010) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014)
Drama, Romance

Biutiful (2010)

Uxbal, single father of two children, finds his life in chaos as he is forced to deal with his life in order to escape the heat of crime in underground Barcelona, to break with the love for the divorced, manic depressive, abusive mother of his children and to regain spiritual insight in his life as he is diagnosed with terminal cancer. (Read More)

Story:brother brother relationship,  snorting cocaine,  briefs,  boxer shorts,  male underwear,  cocaine,  drug use,  face slap,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  violence

The Dressmaker (2015)
Comedy, Drama

The Dressmaker (2015)

Based on Rosalie Ham's best selling novel, The Dressmaker is the story of femme fatale Tilly Dunnage who returns to her small home town in the country to right the wrongs of the past. A stylish drama with comic undertones about love, revenge and haute couture.

Themes:rivalry
Story:brother brother relationship,  trophy,  boxer shorts,  loss of mother,  drug use,  death of mother,  face slap,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence

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)

Story:brother brother relationship,  true crime,  man crying,  what happened to epilogue,  brother,  cocaine,  death of mother,  shot to death,  based on true story,  mother son relationship,  murder,  violence

Out Of The Furnace (2013)
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)

Locations:pennsylvania
Story:brother brother relationship,  murder by gunshot,  two brothers,  crying man,  brother,  drug use,  face slap,  shot to death,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  gun

The Iceman (2012) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014)
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Iceman (2012)

In the 1960s, Richard Kuklinski is working as a porn film lab tech until his mob bosses persuade him to change his career into that of a contract killer. For years, Kuklinski gains a reputation for cold blooded professionalism even as he raises a family who are kept in the dark about his true career. Unfortunately, mob politics ultimately forces him to secretly work independently with the psychopathic Robert 'Mr. Freezy' Pronge. As much as Kuklinski tries to keep his lives separate, circumstances and his own weaknesses threaten a terrible collision as the consequences of his choices finally catch up to him. (Read More)

Story:brother brother relationship,  true crime,  title appears in writing,  crying man,  what happened to epilogue,  cocaine,  face slap,  shot to death,  based on true story,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  gun

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. (Read More)

Story:brother brother relationship,  man crying,  patriotism,  beard,  what happened to epilogue,  horse,  helicopter,  shot to death,  based on true story,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence

Bloodsport (1988)
Action, Biography, Drama, Sport

Bloodsport (1988)

Frank Dux has spent most his life being trained by Tanaka to participate in the Kumite, the ultimate martial arts tournament, where participants are seriously injured, even killed. Frank decides to go despite being told by his superiors in the army that he can't because they need him. Two army officers are sent to get him and the trail leads to Hong Kong but Frank eludes them. While Frank advances, he knows that he may have to face Chong Li, the defending champion, who has killed a few participants. (Read More)

Themes:rivalry,  wrestling
Period:1980s
Story:briefs,  male underwear,  what happened to epilogue,  training,  based on true story,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  violence

Blow (2001)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Blow (2001)

A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes bankrupt. George does not want the same thing to happen to him, and his friend Tuna, in the 1960's, suggests that he deal marijuana. He is a big hit in California in the 1960's, yet he goes to jail, where he finds out about the wonders of cocaine. As a result, when released, he gets rich by bringing cocaine to America. However, he soon pays the price. (Read More)

Themes:wealth
Period:1980s
Story:snorting cocaine,  cocaine,  mansion,  drug use,  based on true story,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  murder,  gun

The Social Network (2010) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014)
Biography, Drama

The Social Network (2010)

On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications. (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  rivalry
Story:brother brother relationship,  ambition,  what happened to epilogue,  class differences,  cocaine,  based on true story,  bare chested male

Greenberg (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Greenberg (2010)

We like Florence: she's considerate, sweet, pretty, and terrific with kids and dogs. She's twenty-five, personal assistant to an L.A. family that's off on vacation. Her boss's brother comes in from New York City, fresh from a stay at an asylum, to take care of the house. He's Roger, a forty-year-old carpenter, gone from L.A. for fifteen years. He arrives, doesn't drive, and needs Florence's help, especially with the family's dog. He's also connecting with former band-mates - two men and one woman with whom he has a history. He over-analyzes, has a short fuse, and doesn't laugh at himself easily. As he navigates past and present, he's his own saboteur. And what of Florence? is Roger one more responsibility for her or something else? (Read More)

Story:brother brother relationship,  snorting cocaine,  loss of mother,  brother,  cocaine,  drug use,  alcohol,  death of mother,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title

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)

Period:1980s
Story:brother brother relationship,  father figure,  loss of mother,  brother,  training,  mansion,  death of mother,  shot to death,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  gun,  murder,  violence

We Own The Night (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

We Own The Night (2007)

Brooklyn, 1988. Crime is rife, especially drugs and drug violence. A Russian thug is building his heroin trade, while everyone laughs at the cops. Brothers have chosen different paths: Joe has followed his father Bert into New York's Finest; he's a rising star. Bobby, who uses his mother's maiden name, manages a club. Bobby too is on the rise: he has a new girlfriend and a green-light to develop a Manhattan club. Joe and Bert ask him to help with intelligence gathering; he declines. Then, Joe raids Bobby's club to arrest the Russian. From there, things spiral out of control: the Russian puts out a hit on Joe, personal losses mount, and Bobby's loyalties face the test. (Read More)

Period:1980s
Story:brother brother relationship,  snorting cocaine,  year 1988,  cocaine,  drug use,  death of mother,  shot to death,  murder,  violence,  gun

Gomorrah (2008) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014)
Crime, Drama

Gomorrah (2008)

"Gomorra" is a contemporary Neapolitan mob drama that exposes Italy's criminal underbelly by telling five stories of individuals who think they can make their own compact with Camorra, the area's Mafia.

Story:snorting cocaine,  title at the end,  power,  cocaine,  drug use,  shot to death,  based on true story,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  gun,  violence,  murder

Legend (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Legend (2015)

The true story of London's most notorious gangsters, twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray. As the brothers rise through the criminal underworld, Ronnie advances the family business with violence and intimidation while Reggie struggles to go legitimate for local girl Frances Shea. In and out of prison, Ronnie's unpredictable tendencies and the slow disintegration of Reggie's marriage threaten to bring the brothers' empire tumbling to the ground. (Read More)

Themes:rivalry
Story:brother brother relationship,  briefs,  what happened to epilogue,  power,  brother,  drug use,  face slap,  shot to death,  based on true story,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  violence,  gun

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:rivalry
Period:1980s
Story:brother brother relationship,  title at the end,  what happened to epilogue,  alcohol,  helicopter,  shot to death,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  gun

The Bling Ring (2013)
Biography, Crime, Drama

The Bling Ring (2013)

Story:snorting cocaine,  egomaniac,  true crime,  mansion,  alcohol,  based on true story,  title spoken by character,  gun

Rumble Fish (1983) is one of the best movies like Foxcatcher (2014)
Drama

Rumble Fish (1983)

Rusty James is the leader of a small, dying gang in an industrial town. He lives in the shadow of the memory of his absent, older brother -- The Motorcycle Boy. His mother has left, his father drinks, school has no meaning for him and his relationships are shallow. He is drawn into one more gang fight and the events that follow begin to change his life. (Read More)

Story:brother brother relationship,  snorting cocaine,  murder by gunshot,  brother,  cocaine,  drug use,  animal in title,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder

Gladiator (2000)
Action, Adventure, Drama

Gladiator (2000)

Maximus is a powerful Roman general, loved by the people and the aging Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Before his death, the Emperor chooses Maximus to be his heir over his own son, Commodus, and a power struggle leaves Maximus and his family condemned to death. The powerful general is unable to save his family, and his loss of will allows him to get captured and put into the Gladiator games until he dies. The only desire that fuels him now is the chance to rise to the top so that he will be able to look into the eyes of the man who will feel his revenge. (Read More)

Story:heir,  medal,  ambition,  crying man,  power,  battlefield,  training,  face slap,  horse,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  violence

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