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Groundhog Day (1993)
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Groundhog Day (1993)

A weather man is reluctantly sent to cover a story about a weather forecasting "rat" (as he calls it). This is his fourth year on the story, and he makes no effort to hide his frustration. On awaking the 'following' day he discovers that it's Groundhog Day again, and again, and again. First he uses this to his advantage, then comes the realisation that he is doomed to spend the rest of eternity in the same place, seeing the same people do the same thing EVERY day. (Read More)

Themes:homelessness,  hope,  redemption,  drunkenness,  kidnapping,  suicide,  surrealism,  friendship
Mood:night
Locations:pennsylvania,  usa,  bathtub,  snow,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:mayor,  waitress,  musician
Period:winter,  1990s
Story:groundhog day,  groundhog,  weatherman,  white gloves,  weather forecasting,  weather map,  pittsburgh pennsylvania,  weather forecaster,  black gloves,  weather report,  cold weather,  cameraman,  trapped in a time loop,  clock radio,  hit with a shovel,  top hat,  jazz band,  alarm clock,  dinner date,  french maid costume,  lighting cigarette for woman,  lifting a woman into the air,  lighting a cigarette for a woman,  woman slaps man,  piano lesson,  bed and breakfast,  wearing sunglasses inside,  fish out of water,  male musician,  car chase,  stealing a car,  freight train,  exploding car,  police car,  police chase,  car accident,  attempted suicide,  eternal recurrence,  identifying a dead body,  lighting someone's cigarette,  dirndl dress,  drinking whisky,  early morning,  whiskey bottle,  friendliness,  blue screen,  female slaps male,  reference to anton chekhov,  box office,  flashing light,  heimlich maneuver,  memorization,  siren the alarm,  time travel comedy,  chroma key,  good deed,  dying repeatedly,  mouth to mouth resuscitation,  ice sculpture,  kissing in public,  gratitude,  puddle,  rodent,  deadpan,  lifting an adult into the air,  lifting a female into the air,  police siren,  insurance agent,  snowball fight,  tv broadcast,  repetition,  gluttony,  time warp,  neon sign,  maid uniform,  repeated event,  multiple outcomes,  provincial life,  stealing money,  auto theft,  alternate timeline,  musical instrument,  newscaster,  deja vu,  sitting,  time loop,  cocktail,  pencil,  lighting a cigarette,  snowman,  christ allegory,  psychotherapy,  tv studio,  newscast,  day in title,  bum,  kindness,  alternate history,  hit by a truck,  blizzard,  making out,  idealism,  repeated scene,  gloves,  director cameo,  gate,  bag of money,  happy ending,  yelling,  ceremony,  flat tire,  irreverence,  lying,  weather,  laughing,  existentialism,  prison cell,  alternate reality,  chair,  snowing,  dead man,  frustration,  self discovery,  immortality,  shovel,  cynicism,  trapped,  clock,  compassion,  festival,  movie theater,  lifting someone into the air,  scene during opening credits,  morgue,  happiness,  hat,  cage,  sabotage,  tv news,  hugging,  waiter,  eyeglasses,  pickup truck,  chainsaw,  holiday,  jazz,  magical realism,  character says i love you,  date,  automobile,  electrocution,  screaming,  costume,  danger,  microphone,  marriage proposal,  coffee,  diner,  woman,  video camera,  time travel,  television,  alcohol,  piano,  dead body,  animal in title,  bed,  sunglasses,  water,  falling from height,  drink,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  small town,  face slap,  food,  car,  corpse,  song,  train,  fire,  shower,  cult film,  chase,  singing,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  police,  kiss,  death

Near Dark (1987)
Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller

Near Dark (1987)

A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars. Part of his initiation includes a bloody assault on a hick bar.

Themes:homelessness,  redemption,  drunkenness,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:night
Locations:bar
Characters:waitress
Story:car chase,  stealing a car,  freight train,  exploding car,  police car,  car accident,  hit by a truck,  flat tire,  immortality,  scene during opening credits,  pickup truck,  screaming,  diner,  sunglasses,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  small town,  face slap,  corpse,  fire,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  police,  kiss,  death

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Nurse Betty (2000)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

Nurse Betty (2000)

A Kansas City waitress with dreams of becoming a nurse becomes delusional after seeing her no-good car salesman husband murdered. Becoming delusional from shock, she becomes convinced that she is the former fiancee of her soap opera idol. What she also believes is that the soap opera is real and goes to LA to find the hospital where he works as a cardiologist. Meanwhile, her husband's murderers are searching for the drugs stolen by her husband and, as luck would have it, they are stored in the trunk of the car she drove off in. Freeman, an aging hit man planning his retirement after this job, also becomes delusional about the woman he is tracking. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:waitress
Story:stealing a car,  police car,  car accident,  deadpan,  tv studio,  irreverence,  dead man,  cynicism,  character says i love you,  date,  diner,  woman,  television,  drink,  watching tv,  small town,  car,  cult film,  chase,  kiss,  police,  death

Blue Streak (1999)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Blue Streak (1999)

Miles Logan is a jewel thief who just hit the big time by stealing a huge diamond. However, after two years in jail, he comes to find out that he hid the diamond in a police building that was being built at the time of the robbery. In an attempt to regain his diamond, he poses as an L.A.P.D. detective... (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Mood:night
Locations:restaurant
Period:1990s
Story:car chase,  stealing a car,  exploding car,  police car,  police chase,  car accident,  gate,  yelling,  flat tire,  lying,  automobile,  microphone,  television,  water,  falling from height,  drink,  food,  fire,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  police,  death

Home Alone (1990) is one of the best movies like Groundhog Day (1993)
Comedy, Family

Home Alone (1990)

It is Christmas time and the McCallister family is preparing for a vacation in Paris, France. But the youngest in the family named Kevin got into a scuffle with his older brother Buzz and was sent to his room which is on the third floor of his house. Then, the next morning, while the rest of the family was in a rush to make it to the airport on time, they completely forgot about Kevin who now has the house all to himself. Being home alone was fun for Kevin, having a pizza all to himself, jumping on his parents' bed, and making a mess. Then, Kevin discovers about two burglars, Harry and Marv, about to rob his house on Christmas Eve. Kevin acts quickly by wiring his own house with makeshift booby traps to stop the burglars and to bring them to justice. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Mood:night
Locations:snow
Period:1990s
Story:hit with a shovel,  male musician,  police car,  musical instrument,  yelling,  lying,  snowing,  self discovery,  shovel,  clock,  lifting someone into the air,  hat,  hugging,  holiday,  automobile,  screaming,  costume,  danger,  television,  bed,  water,  watching tv,  food,  car,  train,  fire,  cult film,  singing,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  police

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Critters (1986)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Critters (1986)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople. This is why Critters (1986) is one of the best movies like Groundhog Day (1993).

Themes:drunkenness,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Mood:night
Locations:bar
Story:stealing a car,  police car,  car accident,  laughing,  scene during opening credits,  sabotage,  pickup truck,  electrocution,  screaming,  danger,  alcohol,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  small town,  corpse,  fire,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  death

The Bodyguard (1992)
Action, Drama, Music, Romance

The Bodyguard (1992)

A pop singer has been receiving threatening notes, and her manager hires a bodyguard known for his good work. The bodyguard ruffles the singer's feathers and most of her entourage by tightening security more than they feel is necessary. The bodyguard is haunted by the fact that he was on Reagan's secret service staff but wasn't there to prevent the attack by Hinckley. Eventually the bodyguard and the singer start an affair, and she begins to believe his precautions are necessary when the stalker strikes close to home. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  friendship
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:musician
Period:1990s
Story:black gloves,  fish out of water,  attempted suicide,  dead man,  movie theater,  screaming,  bed,  sunglasses,  water,  falling from height,  slow motion scene,  car,  song,  chase,  singing,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  death,  kiss

Kindergarten Cop (1990)
Comedy

Kindergarten Cop (1990)

John Kimble is a tough city cop who's been on the trail of drug dealer Cullen Crisp for years. He finally tracks Crisp down but it seems the only person that can testify against him is his ex-wife. The problem is she's disappeared and all Kimble knows is the name of the school in Oregon where her son attends. When things don't quite go to plan, Kimble finds he has to go undercover on his toughest assignment yet - Kindergarten teacher! (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:night
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:waitress
Period:1990s
Story:dinner date,  wearing sunglasses inside,  fish out of water,  pencil,  kindness,  yelling,  lying,  cynicism,  compassion,  lifting someone into the air,  scene during opening credits,  morgue,  pickup truck,  screaming,  danger,  piano,  bed,  sunglasses,  water,  drink,  small town,  food,  car,  corpse,  fire,  shower,  cult film,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  police,  death

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Cursed (2005) is one of the best movies like Groundhog Day (1993)
Comedy, Horror

Cursed (2005)

Ellie has been taking care of her younger brother Jimmy since their parents death. One night after picking him up from a party they are involved in a car accident on Mullholland Drive. While trying to rescue a woman from the other car a creature attacks and kills her, also injuring both Ellie and Jimmy. After some research Jimmy realizes the creature could only have been a werewolf. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  surrealism
Mood:night
Locations:bar
Story:hit with a shovel,  police car,  car accident,  scene during opening credits,  character says i love you,  electrocution,  diner,  woman,  dead body,  falling from height,  slow motion scene,  car,  corpse,  cult film,  chase,  title spoken by character,  death,  kiss,  police

Ride Along (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance

Ride Along (2014)

Ben must prove he is good enough to date cop James' sister. By doing this he goes on a "Ride Along" to show that he is not weak and he will do whatever it takes to get James' approval but along the way runs into a few obstacles that he has to overcome in a very funny way.

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:hospital
Story:car chase,  stealing a car,  exploding car,  police car,  police chase,  car accident,  stealing money,  bag of money,  scene during opening credits,  date,  sunglasses,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  fire,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  death,  police

Ghostbusters (2016)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ghostbusters (2016)

Themes:suicide,  surrealism,  friendship
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:mayor
Story:stealing a car,  exploding car,  police car,  car accident,  newscast,  tv news,  electrocution,  screaming,  danger,  coffee,  diner,  falling from height,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  fire,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  police

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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:homelessness,  hope,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Locations:hospital
Characters:waitress
Period:1990s
Story:police car,  car accident,  lying,  cynicism,  scene during opening credits,  morgue,  pickup truck,  danger,  diner,  dead body,  sunglasses,  falling from height,  small town,  corpse,  fire,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  kiss,  death,  police

Lat Den Ratte Komma In (2008) is one of the best movies like Groundhog Day (1993)
Drama, Horror, Romance

Lat Den Ratte Komma In (2008)

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

Themes:suicide,  friendship
Mood:night
Locations:bathtub,  snow,  bar,  hospital
Period:winter
Story:weather report,  police car,  attempted suicide,  pencil,  snowing,  hugging,  chainsaw,  dead body,  falling from height,  drink,  food,  corpse,  train,  fire,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  death,  police,  kiss

Bride Of Chucky (1998)
Comedy, Horror

Bride Of Chucky (1998)

Chucky hooks up with another murderous doll, the bridal gown-clad Tiffany, for a Route 66 murder spree with their unwitting hosts, two eloping high-school graduates.

Themes:redemption,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Locations:bathtub
Period:1990s
Story:hit with a shovel,  car chase,  exploding car,  police car,  car accident,  hit by a truck,  scene during opening credits,  sabotage,  chainsaw,  electrocution,  screaming,  danger,  marriage proposal,  dead body,  water,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  corpse,  fire,  cult film,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  police,  kiss,  death

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The Matador (2005)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Matador (2005)

A chance encounter between a travelling salesman and a lonely hitman triggers a strangely profound relationship which provokes each to act in ways neither would have imagined possible. Fate steps in to form a friendship between two men from irreconcilable worlds that will alter the lives of both forever. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:musician
Story:alarm clock,  exploding car,  car accident,  cocktail,  weather,  snowing,  hugging,  eyeglasses,  coffee,  sunglasses,  drink,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  car,  fire,  shower,  explosion,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  death,  kiss

La Science Des Reves (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

La Science Des Reves (2006)

Following the death of his father in Mexico, Stephane Miroux, a shy insecure young man, agrees to come to Paris to draw closer to his widowed mother Christine. He lands a boring job at a calendar-making firm and falls in love with his charming neighbor Stephanie. But conquering her is no bed of roses for the young man and the only solution he finds to put up with the difficulties he is going through is escape into a dream world... This is why La Science Des Reves (2006) is one of the best movies like Groundhog Day (1993). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  suicide,  surrealism,  friendship
Locations:bathtub,  bar
Characters:musician
Story:police car,  repeated scene,  alternate reality,  trapped,  hat,  eyeglasses,  marriage proposal,  time travel,  television,  piano,  bed,  drink,  watching tv,  song,  fire,  singing,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  kiss,  police,  death

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like Groundhog Day (1993)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

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

Themes:drunkenness,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:snow,  bar,  hospital
Story:car chase,  exploding car,  police car,  car accident,  movie theater,  sabotage,  eyeglasses,  character says i love you,  electrocution,  danger,  marriage proposal,  diner,  alcohol,  piano,  bed,  sunglasses,  water,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  car,  chase,  singing,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  death

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Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

Despondent over his breakup with Desiree, Zia slashes his wrists and goes to an afterlife peopled by suicides, a high-desert landscape dotted by old tires, burned-out cars, and abandoned sofas. He gets a job in a pizza joint. By chance, Zia learns that Desiree offed herself a few months after he did, and she's looking for him. He sets off with Eugene (an electrocuted Russian rocker) to find her, and they pick up a hitchhiker, Mikal, who's looking for the People in Charge, believing she's there by mistake. They're soon at the camp of Kneller, where casual miracles proliferate. They hear rumors of a miraculous king. Can Zia find Desiree? Then what? Where there's death there's hope. (Read More)

Themes:hope,  drunkenness,  suicide,  surrealism
Locations:snow,  bar,  hospital
Characters:waitress,  musician
Story:police car,  car accident,  electrocution,  microphone,  diner,  dead body,  sunglasses,  falling from height,  drink,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  food,  song,  train,  cult film,  singing,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  death,  kiss,  police

Odd Thomas (2013)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Odd Thomas (2013)

Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas ('Anton Yelchin' (qv)) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs - predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction - Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart Stormy ('Addison Timlin' (qv)) and the local sheriff ('Willem Dafoe' (qv)), Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Locations:bathtub,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:waitress
Story:stealing a car,  exploding car,  police car,  small town,  car accident,  hit by a truck,  character says i love you,  screaming,  danger,  diner,  slow motion scene,  food,  corpse,  fire,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  kiss,  death,  police

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)

Jackie Chan, a top secret militant soldier, crashes into the South African jungle after his mission of kidnapping three scientists (who were experimenting with a powerful mineral) has gone awry. Waking up in a village of local natives, Chan has no memory of who he is, thus being addressed as "Who Am I". His journey with aid from two female sidekicks to find out his identity leads him all the way to Rotterdam where he coincidentally discovers the location of the organization that kidnapped the three scientists. With no memory, Chan is thirsty for answers by any means necessary. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:hospital
Period:1990s
Story:fish out of water,  car chase,  exploding car,  police chase,  car accident,  festival,  scene during opening credits,  sabotage,  screaming,  danger,  falling from height,  slow motion scene,  corpse,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  police,  death

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Short Cuts (1993) is one of the best movies like Groundhog Day (1993)
Comedy, Drama

Short Cuts (1993)

While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation a group of Los Angeles lives intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. Whilst they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, they also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away, even on a fishing trip. This is why Short Cuts (1993) is one of the best movies like Groundhog Day (1993). (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  drunkenness,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:waitress,  musician
Story:alarm clock,  car accident,  chainsaw,  jazz,  coffee,  dead body,  drink,  watching tv,  corpse,  cigarette smoking,  police,  death

Cabin Fever (2002)
Comedy, Horror

Cabin Fever (2002)

The college friends Paul, Karen, Bert, Marcy and Jeff rent an isolated cabin in the woods to spend a week together. When they arrive, a man contaminated with a weird disease asks for help to them, but they get in panic and burn the man, who falls in the water reservoir and dies. The whole group, except Karen, makes a pact of drinking only beer along the week without knowing where the dead body is. When Karen drinks tap water and gets the disease, the group begins their journey to hell. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:bathtub,  hospital
Story:hit with a shovel,  car chase,  stealing a car,  car accident,  director cameo,  flat tire,  pickup truck,  screaming,  dead body,  water,  slow motion scene,  corpse,  fire,  shower,  cult film,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  death,  police

New Nightmare (1994)
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

New Nightmare (1994)

It's nearing the 10th Anniversary of the film 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' and one of the stars, Heather Langenkamp is being scared by a voice on a phone, sounding very similar to the film's villain, Freddy Krueger. When Heather's husband is killed in a car accident and is discovered with slash marks on him, Heather starts to wonder something. Especially when she discovers that Wes Craven is writing another 'Nightmare' film. Soon, she realizes that Freddy has now entered the real world, and the only way to defeat him is to become Nancy Thompson once again. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  surrealism
Locations:hospital
Period:1990s
Story:car accident,  car,  siren the alarm,  sitting,  tv studio,  yelling,  alternate reality,  lifting someone into the air,  morgue,  screaming,  coffee,  television,  bed,  sunglasses,  water,  falling from height,  slow motion scene,  corpse,  fire,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  death

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

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

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

Themes:redemption,  drunkenness,  kidnapping
Locations:bathtub,  snow,  restaurant
Story:car chase,  stealing a car,  police car,  car accident,  flat tire,  cynicism,  scene during opening credits,  danger,  diner,  woman,  slow motion scene,  corpse,  shower,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  police,  death

Knight And Day (2010) is one of the best movies like Groundhog Day (1993)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

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

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:bathtub,  snow,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Story:car chase,  exploding car,  police car,  police chase,  car accident,  hit by a truck,  danger,  diner,  woman,  sunglasses,  falling from height,  corpse,  train,  chase,  explosion,  death,  kiss

Public Enemies (2009)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance

Public Enemies (2009)

This is the story of the last few years of the notorious bank robber John Dillinger. He loved what he did and could imagine little else that would make him happier. Living openly in 1930s Chicago, he had the run of the city with little fear of reprisals from the authorities. It's there that he meets Billie Frechette with whom he falls deeply in love. In parallel we meet Melvin Purvis, the FBI agent who would eventually track Dillinger down. The FBI was is in its early days and Director J. Edgar Hoover was keen to promote the clean cut image that so dominated the organization through his lifetime. Purvis realizes that if he is going to get Dillinger, he will have to use street tactics and imports appropriate men with police training. Dillinger is eventually betrayed by an acquaintance who tells the authorities just where to find him on a given night. This is why Public Enemies (2009) is one of the best movies like Groundhog Day (1993). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  kidnapping,  suicide,  friendship
Mood:night
Locations:bathtub,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Story:car chase,  stealing a car,  police car,  car accident,  bag of money,  movie theater,  hat,  woman,  sunglasses,  drink,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  food,  car,  corpse,  song,  train,  chase,  singing,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  police,  kiss,  death

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Grimsby (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Grimsby (2016)

MI6's top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's a football hooligan (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want - 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There's only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  drunkenness,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:bathtub,  bar,  hospital
Story:fish out of water,  car chase,  stealing a car,  exploding car,  police car,  police chase,  car accident,  scene during opening credits,  danger,  video camera,  sunglasses,  falling from height,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  small town,  corpse,  train,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  police,  death

Dragnet (1987)
Comedy, Crime

Dragnet (1987)

Friday and Streebek are assigned to some very strange robberies, like i.e. the stealing of one bat, a 30 foot long snake and the mane of a lion from a zoo. All the latest BAIT magazines were also recently stolen, and some chemicals that when are mixed correctly develops a very deadly gas. All these thefts have one thing in common; visit cards with the word "PAGAN" left at the crime scenes. Solving these crimes, including why plenty of police vehicles have been stolen lately, involves the usual; to drink coffee at strip tease bars, rescue kidnapped virgins from drowning and lose their jobs. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:restaurant
Characters:mayor
Story:car chase,  stealing a car,  exploding car,  police chase,  car accident,  ice sculpture,  coffee,  piano,  drink,  fire,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  police

The Nice Guys (2016) is one of the best movies like Groundhog Day (1993)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

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

Themes:redemption,  drunkenness,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:bathtub,  bar,  hospital
Story:woman,  car chase,  stealing a car,  exploding car,  police car,  car accident,  cynicism,  scene during opening credits,  automobile,  electrocution,  danger,  coffee,  diner,  sunglasses,  falling from height,  watching tv,  car,  corpse,  fire,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  death,  police

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Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006)
Comedy

Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006)

Borat Sagdiyev is a TV reporter of a popular show in Kazakhstan as Kazakhstan's sixth most famous man and a leading journalist. He is sent from his home to America by his government to make a documentary about American society and culture. Borat takes a course in New York City to understand American humor. While watching Baywatch on TV, Borat discovers how beautiful their women are in the form of C. J. Parker, who was played by actress Pamela Anderson who hails from Malibu, California. He decides to go on a cross-country road trip to California in a quest to make her his wife and take her back to his country. On his journey Borat and his producer encounter a country full of strange and wonderful Americans, real people in real chaotic situations with hysterical consequences. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:bathtub,  bar
Story:weather map,  weather report,  clock radio,  bed and breakfast,  fish out of water,  weatherman,  tv studio,  tv news,  costume,  microphone,  marriage proposal,  woman,  alcohol,  television,  drink,  watching tv,  small town,  food,  car,  song,  chase,  singing,  dancing

The Cable Guy (1996)
Comedy, Drama, Thriller

The Cable Guy (1996)

Steven Kovak has been kicked out of his apartment by his girlfriend. Steven has a new apartment, and decides to slip the cable guy (Chip) $50 for free cable. Steven then fakes an interest in Chip's line of work. However Chip takes this to heart trying to become Steven's best bud. When Steven no longer wants to be Chips friend the man who can do it all goes on an all out assault to ruin Steven's life. In the backdrop is the delicate sub-plot of the trial of a former kid star for murdering his brother. This is why The Cable Guy (1996) is one of the best movies like Groundhog Day (1993). (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:waitress
Period:1990s
Story:dinner date,  attempted suicide,  tv studio,  director cameo,  lifting someone into the air,  scene during opening credits,  sabotage,  marriage proposal,  television,  sunglasses,  falling from height,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  shower,  cult film,  chase,  title spoken by character,  police

Cold Mountain (2003)
Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War

Cold Mountain (2003)

This Civil War saga addresses romance, friendship, and the ravages of war--both in the field and on the home front. Captures the horrors of war for both those fighting it, and for those left behind. This is a tale of hope, longing, redemption, second chances, and faith.

Themes:hope,  redemption,  drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:usa,  snow,  hospital
Characters:musician
Period:winter
Story:cold weather,  snowing,  woman,  piano,  dead body,  drink,  food,  corpse,  train,  singing,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  kiss,  death

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Southland Tales (2006) is one of the best movies like Groundhog Day (1993)
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Southland Tales (2006)

Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  suicide,  surrealism,  friendship
Locations:bar
Story:television,  police car,  car accident,  alternate timeline,  newscaster,  christ allegory,  alternate history,  alternate reality,  tv news,  electrocution,  danger,  video camera,  time travel,  dead body,  sunglasses,  falling from height,  drink,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  corpse,  song,  fire,  cult film,  chase,  singing,  explosion,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  police,  two word title,  death,  kiss

Enter The Void (2009)
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:surrealism,  friendship
Mood:night
Locations:bathtub,  bar,  hospital
Story:police car,  car accident,  identifying a dead body,  flashing light,  repeated scene,  morgue,  screaming,  dead body,  face slap,  food,  corpse,  song,  fire,  cult film,  chase,  singing,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  kiss,  police,  death

After Hours (1985)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

After Hours (1985)

A meek word processor impulsively travels to Manhattan's Soho District to date an attractive but apparently disturbed young woman and finds himself trapped there in a nightmarishly surreal vortex of improbable coincidences and farcical circumstances.

Themes:suicide,  surrealism
Mood:night
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:waitress
Story:date,  woman,  gate,  trapped,  clock,  cage,  microphone,  coffee,  diner,  watching tv,  cult film,  chase,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  two word title,  death,  police

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The Pink Panther (2006)
Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery

The Pink Panther (2006)

When the coach of the France soccer team is killed by a poisoned dart in the stadium in the end of a game, and his expensive and huge ring with the diamond Pink Panther disappears, the ambitious Chief Insp. Dreyfus assigns the worst police inspector Jacques Clouseau to the case. His intention is to give a diversion to the press, while he uses his best men to chase the killer and thief. He assigns Gendarme Gilbert Ponton to work with Clouseau and inform each step of the investigation. When Clouseau is nominated with honor to the highest prize in France, Dreyfus decides to humiliate Clouseau and take him out of the case. However Clouseau has already solved the mystery. This is why The Pink Panther (2006) is one of the best movies like Groundhog Day (1993). (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Characters:waitress,  musician
Story:police car,  heimlich maneuver,  tv broadcast,  eyeglasses,  electrocution,  costume,  microphone,  bed,  watching tv,  corpse,  song,  fire,  cult film,  chase,  singing,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  police,  kiss,  death

Jack Frost (1998) is one of the best movies like Groundhog Day (1993)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Jack Frost (1998)

Jack Frost is a singer who's on the road most of the time so he can't spend a lot of time with his son Charlie, although they love each other very much. When Jack dies in a car accident, Charlie becomes a very sad young man, until... Jack returns as a snowman! Now they can do all the things they've missed when Jack was human, but what will people think when they see Charlie talking to a snowman and what will happen when the weather gets warmer? (Read More)

Themes:friendship,  surrealism
Locations:snow
Characters:musician
Story:car accident,  snowball fight,  snowman,  kindness,  blizzard,  weather,  festival,  watching tv,  car

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

The Blues Brothers (1980)

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

Themes:redemption,  friendship
Locations:usa,  restaurant,  bar
Story:wearing sunglasses inside,  car chase,  police car,  police chase,  car accident,  sabotage,  diner,  alcohol,  piano,  sunglasses,  falling from height,  car,  song,  cult film,  chase,  singing,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  police

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Scrooged (1988)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Scrooged (1988)

Frank Cross runs a US TV station which is planning a live adaptation of Dickens' Christmas Carol. Frank's childhood wasn't a particularly pleasant one, and so he doesn't really appreciate the Christmas spirit. With the help of the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, Frank realises he must change. (Read More)

Themes:homelessness,  redemption,  friendship
Locations:bathtub
Story:kissing in public,  irreverence,  cynicism,  compassion,  lifting someone into the air,  holiday,  television,  face slap,  cult film,  singing,  title spoken by character,  dancing

Elf (2003)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Elf (2003)

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

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:snow
Period:winter
Story:fish out of water,  snowball fight,  snowman,  director cameo,  tv news,  coffee,  bed,  drink,  watching tv,  food,  song,  shower,  chase,  singing,  dancing,  police,  kiss

Source Code (2011) is one of the best movies like Groundhog Day (1993)
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 Groundhog Day (1993). (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Story:trapped in a time loop,  dying repeatedly,  repeated event,  multiple outcomes,  alternate timeline,  deja vu,  sitting,  time loop,  alternate history,  repeated scene,  alternate reality,  chair,  woman,  video camera,  train,  time travel,  sunglasses,  slow motion scene,  corpse,  fire,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  kiss,  death

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Paul (2011)
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Paul (2011)

Two sci-fi geeks take a pilgrimage to America's UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever. For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voiced by 'Seth Rogen' (qv)) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. When he discovers he's been taken prisoner, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town - a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy ('Simon Pegg' (qv)) and Clive Gollings ('Nick Frost (I)' (qv)). Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. And as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  kidnapping,  surrealism,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:waitress
Story:fish out of water,  car chase,  exploding car,  police car,  car accident,  eyeglasses,  pickup truck,  holiday,  automobile,  costume,  diner,  woman,  sunglasses,  face slap,  car,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  cigarette smoking

Ride Along 2 (2016)
Action, Comedy

Ride Along 2 (2016)

The RIDE ALONG 2 sequel picks up about a year after our heroes' last adventure. Plans for a quick trip to Miami go bad. With the wedding upcoming, James reluctantly takes Ben with him to Miami to follow up on a lead connected to a drug ring case he's been trying to crack. In Miami, they meet Maya, a no-BS homicide detective who lets them know Miami is her turf. They also encounter AJ, a shady cocky computer hacker who reveals evidence that implicates a well-respected local businessman, the wealthy Antonio Pope. Pope harbors a vicious streak and rules South Florida's drug trade. If Ben and James can convince the authorities that Pope is a brutal crime boss they'll stop his spree. If they fail, well there may not be a wedding after all. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:bar,  hospital
Story:car chase,  stealing a car,  exploding car,  police chase,  car accident,  bag of money,  scene during opening credits,  sunglasses,  falling from height,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  fire,  chase,  explosion,  dancing,  police,  death

Bandits (2001)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

Bandits (2001)

Two convicts, one charismatic (Willis) and the other a hypochondriac (Thornton), break out of prison and immediately start a bank robbing spree, kidnapping bank managers, spending the night with their families, then going with the managers in the morning to rob the banks. Using a dim-witted stunt man as their getaway driver and lookout, the three successfully pull off several jobs (even gaining the attention of a television show about American criminals), and become known as "The Sleepover Bandits." Things are going great until the bank managers begin to realize that the robbers are non-violent and therefore no threat to them or their employees, changing the game for the Bandits. To add to the complications, a bored & unhappy housewife (Blanchett) ends up in the hands of the criminals, and begins to have romantic feelings for both Willis and Thornton, causing a sticky love triangle. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:night
Locations:bar
Story:car chase,  police car,  car accident,  tv studio,  cynicism,  hat,  coffee,  video camera,  television,  sunglasses,  chase,  singing,  dancing,  kiss,  police

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Nothing To Lose (1997) is one of the best movies like Groundhog Day (1993)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Nothing To Lose (1997)

When a man (Robbins) believes he has discovered that his wife is having an affair with his boss, it sets off a chain reaction of events. First he wanders into a ghetto where a robber (Lawrence) tries to take his money at gunpoint, but instead sets a wild ride from California to Arizona. The two eventually become reluctant friends. Discussing robbery techniques, they decide to get back at the boss by robbing an office safe containing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Life is further complicated by another pair of robbers who chase the first two for infringing on their territory. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:waitress
Period:1990s
Story:car chase,  stealing a car,  car accident,  director cameo,  bag of money,  coffee,  diner,  face slap,  chase,  dancing,  cigarette smoking

Hesher (2010)
Comedy, Drama

Hesher (2010)

T.J., a high school freshman, lost his mother two months before in a car accident: his father pops pills and sits on the couch; his grandmother holds things together, chatting and cooking. T.J. wants the car back from the salvage yard where the owner's son is a bully. By happenstance, Hesher, a foul-mouthed squatter, moves in with T.J's family. T.J. also meets Nicole, a grocery clerk near poverty who helps him once. Hesher involves T.J. in crime, the bully is omnipresent, mom's car is slipping away, dad has checked out, T.J. watches Nicole at work, and his grandma invites him to join her morning walk: the odds are long that T.J. can assemble a family to help him thrive. This is why Hesher (2010) is one of the best movies like Groundhog Day (1993). (Read More)

Themes:homelessness,  friendship
Locations:bathtub
Story:car accident,  car chase,  car,  kindness,  frustration,  eyeglasses,  falling from height,  drink,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  food,  song,  fire,  chase,  singing,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  death,  police

This Is The End (2013)
Comedy, Fantasy

This Is The End (2013)

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

Themes:redemption,  drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:bathtub
Story:exploding car,  car accident,  hit by a truck,  chainsaw,  character says i love you,  video camera,  water,  falling from height,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  fire,  chase,  singing,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  death

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Lolita (1997)
Drama, Romance

Lolita (1997)

Humbert Humbert, a British professor coming to the US to teach, rents a room in Charlotte Haze's house, but only after he sees her 14-year-old daughter, Dolores (Lolita), to whom he is immediately attracted. Though he hates the mother, he marries her as this is the only way to be close to the girl, who will prove to be too mature for her age. They start a journey together, trying to hide they're not just (step)father and daughter, throughout the country, being followed by someone whom Humbert first suspects to be from the police. The profound jealousy, and maybe some guilt from the forbidden love, seem slowly to drive the man emotionally labile. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  drunkenness
Locations:hospital
Story:police car,  car accident,  flat tire,  eyeglasses,  date,  screaming,  piano,  bed,  sunglasses,  drink,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  fire,  shower,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  police,  kiss

Biutiful (2010) is one of the best movies like Groundhog Day (1993)
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)

Themes:redemption,  drunkenness
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Story:police car,  repeated scene,  morgue,  tv news,  hugging,  character says i love you,  microphone,  marriage proposal,  dead body,  drink,  watching tv,  face slap,  food,  corpse,  shower,  chase,  singing,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  police,  kiss,  death

Home Alone 3 (1997)
Comedy, Crime, Family

Home Alone 3 (1997)

Four high-tech industrial spies, Beaupre, Alice, Jernigan and Unger, steal a top-secret microchip, and, to fool customs, hide it in a remote-control toy car. Through a baggage mix-up at the airport, grumpy old Mrs.Hess gets the toy and gives it to her neighbor, 8-year-old Alex. Spies want to get the toy back before their clients get angry and decide to burglarize every house at Alex's street to find the chip. But Alex is prepared for their visit... (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:night
Locations:snow
Story:car,  weather forecasting,  weather map,  weather forecaster,  weather report,  car chase,  weatherman,  sitting,  blizzard,  weather,  shovel,  lifting someone into the air,  electrocution,  woman,  video camera,  falling from height,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  food,  fire,  shower,  chase,  police

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