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Joker (2019)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Joker (2019)

Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks -- the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he's part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker. (Read More)

Themes:revolution,  humiliation,  insanity,  tragedy,  obsession,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  revenge,  love
Mood:suspense
Locations:city,  apartment,  elevator,  bathtub,  hospital
Characters:comedian,  psychiatrist,  detective
Period:1980s
Story:joker,  clown,  laughter,  medication,  infamy,  supervillain,  smile,  hoodie,  matricide,  nihilism,  anarchy,  stroke,  narcissism,  flare,  strike,  staircase,  journal,  outcast,  notebook,  alley,  suffocation,  laughing,  briefs,  loner,  refrigerator,  tuxedo,  butler,  millionaire,  mercilessness,  hatred,  cynicism,  impersonation,  blockbuster,  nosebleed,  videotape,  fame,  sociopath,  riot,  murderer,  suspicion,  sadness,  stalking,  bodyguard,  pianist,  scar,  protest,  businessman,  stalker,  controversy,  darkness,  subway,  diner,  montage,  ambulance,  disguise,  ambush,  orphan,  telephone,  revolver,  piano,  neighbor,  running,  psychopath,  letter,  arrest,  bus,  investigation,  urination,  gangster,  underwear,  beating,  fire,  chase,  singing,  dancing,  violence,  gun,  police,  death,  murder,  interview,  blood,  flashback

American Psycho (2000)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.

Themes:insanity,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  bathtub
Characters:detective
Period:1980s
Story:nihilism,  narcissism,  journal,  notebook,  refrigerator,  tuxedo,  laughter,  hatred,  impersonation,  sociopath,  murderer,  businessman,  controversy,  montage,  ambulance,  telephone,  revolver,  running,  psychopath,  investigation,  urination,  underwear,  beating,  fire,  chase,  dancing,  death,  violence,  murder,  police,  gun,  blood

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Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:humiliation,  insanity,  tragedy,  obsession,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  elevator,  hospital
Characters:detective
Story:joker,  alley,  laughing,  butler,  mercilessness,  nosebleed,  sociopath,  bodyguard,  ambulance,  ambush,  revolver,  psychopath,  arrest,  investigation,  gangster,  beating,  fire,  chase,  police,  gun,  flashback,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death

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

The Dark Knight (2008)

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

Themes:insanity,  tragedy,  obsession,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  love,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:city,  apartment,  elevator,  hospital
Characters:detective
Story:joker,  anarchy,  nihilism,  laughing,  loner,  butler,  mercilessness,  hatred,  cynicism,  blockbuster,  sociopath,  bodyguard,  scar,  clown,  darkness,  montage,  ambulance,  disguise,  ambush,  revolver,  psychopath,  letter,  arrest,  investigation,  gangster,  beating,  fire,  chase,  police,  death,  interview,  violence,  murder,  blood

The Bodyguard (1992) is one of the best movies like Joker (2019)
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:humiliation,  obsession,  anger,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Story:tuxedo,  blockbuster,  fame,  sociopath,  riot,  sadness,  stalking,  bodyguard,  stalker,  darkness,  ambulance,  running,  letter,  investigation,  beating,  chase,  singing,  dancing,  death,  gun,  violence,  murder,  blood

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

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. This is why Don't Say A Word (2001) is one of the best movies like Joker (2019). (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  anger,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  elevator
Characters:psychiatrist,  detective
Story:narcissism,  sociopath,  suspicion,  stalking,  scar,  subway,  ambulance,  ambush,  orphan,  telephone,  revolver,  arrest,  investigation,  beating,  chase,  singing,  murder,  death,  flashback,  police,  violence,  blood

Taking Lives (2004)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Taking Lives (2004)

The film starts in the early 1980s. Young Martin Asher took a bus for Canada. He meets another teen on the bus Matt Soulsby. When the bus broke they decided to rent a car and drive to Seattle. On the road the car gets a flat tire, and Matt starts changing the tire Martin comments on how he and Matt are about the same height and he quickly pushes Matt in the way of an oncoming truck causing a huge accident where Matt and the driver both die. He took Matt's guitar and left singing like Matt did. Twenty years later, an FBI profiler, Illeana Scott comes to Canada to help hunting down a serial killer Martin Asher who killed multiple men and lived by their identities. Martin's mother claims that she saw Martin in Quebec city and she tells the police that Martin is evil. The police also has an eyewitness James Costa who saw Asher kill his last victim... (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:city,  apartment,  elevator,  bathtub,  hospital
Characters:detective
Period:1980s
Story:matricide,  impersonation,  stalking,  bodyguard,  scar,  stalker,  darkness,  montage,  disguise,  ambush,  revolver,  psychopath,  bus,  investigation,  beating,  fire,  chase,  singing,  police,  blood,  death,  murder,  flashback

Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery, Romance, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993)

Batman, the costumed crime-fighter who prowls the night skies in Gotham City, soon finds there's another vigilante in town knocking off prominent mob figures. Despite the scythe-like blade for a hand, a mechanical voice and the cloud of smoke that follows the figure wherever it goes, the police and outraged officials mistake the homicidal crusader for Batman himself and demand that the city's longtime hero be brought to justice. Meanwhile, Andrea Beaumont returns to town. She is the lost love of Bruce Wayne, the billionaire playboy who is Batman's alter ego, and was an integral part of Wayne's decision ten years earlier to don the cape and cowl. Now, she is back in his life and is no less a disruption than the return of his old archenemy, The Joker, who has a stake in seeing the annihilation of this new vigilante, whoever it proves to be. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  tragedy,  obsession,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  love,  revenge
Locations:city,  apartment,  hospital
Characters:detective
Story:joker,  laughing,  loner,  butler,  millionaire,  mercilessness,  hatred,  murderer,  bodyguard,  clown,  darkness,  disguise,  ambush,  revolver,  psychopath,  letter,  investigation,  gangster,  beating,  fire,  chase,  police,  flashback,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

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Harry Brown (2009) is one of the best movies like Joker (2019)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harry Brown (2009)

In England, retired Royal Marine Harry Brown spends his lonely life between the hospital, where his beloved wife Kath is terminally ill, and playing chess with his only friend Leonard Attwell in the Barge pub owned by Sid Rourke. After the death of Kath, Len tells his grieving friend that the local gang is harassing him and he is carrying an old bayonet for self-defense; the widower suggests him to go to the police. When Len is beaten, then stabbed to death in an underground passage, Inspector Alice Frampton and her partner Sergeant Terry Hicock are sent to investigate. They pay Harry a visit but don't have good news; the police have not found any other evidence, other than the bayonet, in order to arrest the hoodlums. This mean that should the case go to trial the gang would claim self-defense. Harry Brown sees that justice will not be granted and decides to take matters into his own hands. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  elevator,  hospital
Characters:detective
Story:hoodie,  suffocation,  loner,  mercilessness,  hatred,  cynicism,  sociopath,  riot,  ambulance,  ambush,  revolver,  psychopath,  arrest,  investigation,  beating,  fire,  chase,  flashback,  interview,  death,  gun,  police,  violence,  murder,  blood

Blood Father (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:brutality,  anger,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Story:nihilism,  mercilessness,  cynicism,  sociopath,  scar,  diner,  montage,  disguise,  ambush,  telephone,  revolver,  arrest,  urination,  gangster,  beating,  chase,  blood,  gun,  violence,  murder,  police,  death

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. This is why Atomic Blonde (2017) is one of the best movies like Joker (2019). (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:city,  apartment,  elevator,  bathtub
Period:1980s
Story:alley,  mercilessness,  riot,  suspicion,  stalking,  scar,  protest,  stalker,  montage,  disguise,  ambush,  telephone,  revolver,  investigation,  beating,  fire,  chase,  flashback,  blood,  death,  gun,  violence,  murder,  police

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8mm (1999)
Mystery, Thriller

8mm (1999)

A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, Welles relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town private eye. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective
Story:butler,  hatred,  cynicism,  videotape,  sociopath,  bodyguard,  darkness,  ambulance,  telephone,  psychopath,  letter,  bus,  investigation,  beating,  fire,  chase,  death,  gun,  violence,  murder,  blood

New Jack City (1991) is one of the best movies like Joker (2019)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:city,  apartment
Characters:detective
Period:1980s
Story:narcissism,  hatred,  impersonation,  sociopath,  suspicion,  bodyguard,  montage,  disguise,  ambush,  telephone,  revolver,  arrest,  investigation,  gangster,  underwear,  beating,  fire,  chase,  dancing,  blood,  police,  death,  gun,  violence,  murder,  flashback

The Way Of The Gun (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one.

Themes:anger,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  elevator
Story:videotape,  stalking,  bodyguard,  scar,  stalker,  diner,  ambulance,  ambush,  revolver,  arrest,  gangster,  beating,  murder,  blood,  death,  gun,  violence,  interview

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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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

Themes:revolution,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:city,  apartment,  elevator,  hospital
Characters:detective
Story:anarchy,  flare,  butler,  mercilessness,  blockbuster,  sociopath,  riot,  bodyguard,  protest,  subway,  ambulance,  disguise,  ambush,  orphan,  piano,  psychopath,  letter,  bus,  investigation,  beating,  fire,  chase,  police,  death,  murder,  flashback

Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA. This is why Menace II Society (1993) is one of the best movies like Joker (2019).

Themes:humiliation,  brutality,  anger,  escape,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  revenge,  love
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective
Story:hatred,  videotape,  controversy,  orphan,  revolver,  psychopath,  arrest,  gangster,  beating,  chase,  police,  flashback,  blood,  death,  gun,  violence,  murder

Nocturnal Animals (2016) is one of the best movies like Joker (2019)
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:humiliation,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  love,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  bathtub
Characters:detective
Story:mercilessness,  hatred,  cynicism,  sociopath,  murderer,  scar,  businessman,  diner,  montage,  psychopath,  arrest,  flashback,  death,  gun,  blood,  violence,  murder,  police

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Patriots Day (2016)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  escape
Mood:suspense
Locations:city,  apartment,  hospital
Characters:detective
Story:strike,  hatred,  sociopath,  scar,  diner,  montage,  ambulance,  arrest,  investigation,  beating,  fire,  chase,  police,  death,  blood,  gun,  violence,  murder

15 Minutes (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

15 Minutes (2001)

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw, the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show "Top Story." (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  escape,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  love,  revenge
Locations:city,  apartment,  bathtub
Characters:psychiatrist,  detective
Story:videotape,  fame,  sociopath,  ambulance,  psychopath,  arrest,  investigation,  urination,  underwear,  fire,  chase,  police,  death,  interview,  violence,  murder,  blood

American Assassin (2017)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  elevator,  bathtub,  hospital
Story:anarchy,  alley,  mercilessness,  hatred,  cynicism,  sociopath,  suspicion,  bodyguard,  scar,  montage,  ambush,  orphan,  investigation,  gangster,  beating,  chase,  death,  blood,  interview,  violence,  murder,  flashback

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Janghwa, Hongryeon (2003) is one of the best movies like Joker (2019)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Janghwa, Hongryeon (2003)

Two sisters who, after spending time in a mental institution, return to the home of their father and cruel stepmother. Once there, in addition to dealing with their stepmother's obsessive and unbalanced ways, an interfering ghost also affects their recovery. This is why Janghwa, Hongryeon (2003) is one of the best movies like Joker (2019). (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  tragedy,  obsession,  brutality,  betrayal,  love
Locations:elevator
Story:outcast,  suffocation,  medication,  suspicion,  businessman,  montage,  orphan,  running,  bus,  blood,  interview,  death,  flashback,  violence

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician.

Themes:brutality,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment
Characters:detective
Story:alley,  hatred,  cynicism,  bodyguard,  scar,  ambush,  revolver,  piano,  psychopath,  arrest,  investigation,  gangster,  beating,  fire,  chase,  dancing,  flashback,  death,  gun,  violence,  murder,  police,  interview,  blood

Split (2016)
Horror, Thriller

Split (2016)

When three girls are kidnapped by a man with 23 different personalities, they have to work out which of those personalities will help them escape and which of those personalities will try to stop them.

Themes:escape,  insanity,  tragedy,  brutality,  deception,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment
Characters:psychiatrist
Story:journal,  loner,  mercilessness,  sociopath,  murderer,  suspicion,  stalking,  scar,  stalker,  diner,  ambulance,  orphan,  neighbor,  psychopath,  chase,  dancing,  death,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  blood

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Natural Born Killers (1994)
Crime, Drama

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  revenge,  love
Characters:psychiatrist,  detective
Story:matricide,  anarchy,  mercilessness,  cynicism,  fame,  sociopath,  riot,  murderer,  controversy,  diner,  montage,  ambush,  psychopath,  arrest,  urination,  beating,  fire,  singing,  dancing,  interview,  blood,  death,  police,  flashback,  violence,  murder

Le Samourai (1967) is one of the best movies like Joker (2019)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Le Samourai (1967)

Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught. One night however, after killing a night-club owner, he's seen by witnesses. His efforts to provide himself with an alibi fail and more and more he gets driven into a corner.

Themes:betrayal,  revenge,  love
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Characters:detective
Story:gangster,  loner,  nosebleed,  murderer,  suspicion,  pianist,  scar,  darkness,  subway,  revolver,  piano,  psychopath,  arrest,  investigation,  beating,  chase,  death,  police,  gun,  violence,  murder

Dressed To Kill (1980)
Mystery, Thriller

Dressed To Kill (1980)

While taking a shower, Kate Miller, a middle-aged, sexually frustrated New York City housewife, has a rape fantasy while her husband stands at the sink shaving. Later that day, after complaining to her psychiatrist Dr. Robert Elliott about her husband's pathetic performance in bed, she meets a strange man at a museum and returns to his apartment where they continue an adulterous encounter that began in the taxicab. Before she leaves his apartment, she finds papers which certify that the man has a venereal disease. Panicked, Kate rushes into the elevator, but has to return to his apartment when she realizes she's forgotten her wedding ring. When the elevator doors open, she's brutally slashed to death by a tall blonde woman wearing dark sunglasses. Liz Blake, a high-class call girl, is the only witness to the murder and she becomes the prime suspect and the murderess's next target. Liz is rescued from being killed by Kate's son Peter, who enlists the help of Liz to catch his mother's killer as Detective Marino who's in charge of the case is uncooperative in the investigation. This is why Dressed To Kill (1980) is one of the best movies like Joker (2019). (Read More)

Themes:obsession
Locations:city,  apartment,  elevator
Characters:psychiatrist,  detective
Story:stalking,  stalker,  controversy,  darkness,  subway,  disguise,  telephone,  running,  psychopath,  investigation,  underwear,  beating,  chase,  police,  death,  violence,  murder

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Survivor (2015)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Survivor (2015)

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

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment
Characters:detective
Story:sociopath,  suspicion,  subway,  ambulance,  disguise,  ambush,  orphan,  revolver,  running,  fire,  chase,  murder,  death,  flashback,  police,  violence

P2 (2007)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

P2 (2007)

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

Themes:insanity,  obsession,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:city,  elevator
Story:psychopath,  loner,  impersonation,  videotape,  sociopath,  stalking,  bodyguard,  stalker,  darkness,  ambulance,  running,  investigation,  beating,  fire,  chase,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder,  police

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) is one of the best movies like Joker (2019)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

The 1950s. Manhattan lavatory attendant, Tom Ripley, borrows a Princeton jacket to play piano at a garden party. When the wealthy father of a recent Princeton grad chats Tom up, Tom pretends to know the son and is soon offered $1,000 to go to Italy to convince Dickie Greenleaf to return home. In Italy, Tom attaches himself to Dickie and to Marge, Dickie's cultured fiancee, pretending to love jazz and harboring homoerotic hopes as he soaks in luxury. Besides lying, Tom's talents include impressions and forgery, so when the handsome and confident Dickie tires of Tom, dismissing him as a bore, Tom goes to extreme lengths to make Greenleaf's privileges his own. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  love
Locations:bathtub
Story:laughing,  impersonation,  sociopath,  suspicion,  sadness,  piano,  psychopath,  investigation,  singing,  blood,  flashback,  death,  violence,  murder,  police

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Triple 9 (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Triple 9 (2016)

In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  anger,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  elevator,  hospital
Characters:detective
Story:suffocation,  sociopath,  suspicion,  bodyguard,  protest,  montage,  ambulance,  ambush,  revolver,  arrest,  investigation,  gangster,  beating,  fire,  chase,  police,  blood,  murder,  death,  violence

The Nice Guys (2016)
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. This is why The Nice Guys (2016) is one of the best movies like Joker (2019). (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  elevator,  bathtub,  hospital
Characters:detective
Story:mercilessness,  cynicism,  nosebleed,  sociopath,  suspicion,  bodyguard,  protest,  diner,  ambulance,  ambush,  telephone,  revolver,  psychopath,  arrest,  investigation,  beating,  fire,  chase,  dancing,  police,  death,  violence,  murder,  flashback,  blood

Brick Mansions (2014)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  elevator,  bathtub
Characters:detective
Story:riot,  diner,  ambulance,  ambush,  revolver,  arrest,  gangster,  beating,  chase,  murder,  flashback,  death,  violence,  police

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Live By Night (2016) is one of the best movies like Joker (2019)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Live By Night (2016)

Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one-neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover-can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt. Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. Live by Night is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, that brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  love,  revenge
Locations:elevator,  hospital
Story:flare,  mercilessness,  hatred,  cynicism,  sociopath,  bodyguard,  scar,  diner,  montage,  ambush,  telephone,  revolver,  psychopath,  arrest,  gangster,  beating,  fire,  chase,  dancing,  death,  police,  violence,  murder,  blood

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

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

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

Themes:brutality,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment
Story:alley,  loner,  mercilessness,  suspicion,  stalking,  scar,  diner,  montage,  disguise,  ambush,  telephone,  running,  arrest,  bus,  investigation,  beating,  fire,  chase,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  death,  violence,  police

Takers (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Takers (2010)

A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse (Chris Brown) Attica successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while planning their next job. When Ghost (Tip T.I. Harris), a former member of their team, is released from prison he convinces the group to strike an armored car carrying $20 million. As the "takers" carefully plot their strategy and draw nearer to exacting the grand heist, a reckless police officer (Matt Dillon) inches closer to apprehending the criminals. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  deception,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  hospital
Story:strike,  videotape,  nosebleed,  scar,  subway,  disguise,  ambush,  piano,  arrest,  gangster,  beating,  interview,  police,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

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

The Fugitive (1993)

A well respected Chicago surgeon Dr. Richard Kimble has found out that his wife, Helen, has been murdered ferociously in her own home. The police found Kimble and accused him of the murder. Then, Kimble (without Justifiable Reason) was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. However, on the way to prison, Kimble's transport crashed. Kimble escapes and is now on the run. Deputy Samuel Gerard from Chicago takes charge of the chase of Kimble. Meanwhile, Kimble takes up his own investigation to find who really killed his wife, and to lure Gerard and his team into it as well. This is why The Fugitive (1993) is one of the best movies like Joker (2019). (Read More)

Themes:escape,  deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  hospital
Characters:psychiatrist,  detective
Story:bus,  medication,  blockbuster,  murderer,  suspicion,  scar,  subway,  ambulance,  disguise,  revolver,  psychopath,  arrest,  investigation,  beating,  fire,  chase,  murder,  police,  death,  blood,  flashback

The Prophecy (1995) is one of the best movies like Joker (2019)
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:insanity,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  hospital
Characters:detective
Story:mercilessness,  cynicism,  sociopath,  darkness,  diner,  ambulance,  orphan,  revolver,  psychopath,  investigation,  beating,  fire,  flashback,  blood,  gun,  violence,  murder,  police,  death

Wild Card (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Wild Card (2015)

Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes...and this time, it's all or nothing. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  hospital
Story:laughing,  loner,  millionaire,  sociopath,  bodyguard,  diner,  ambush,  gangster,  beating,  blood,  flashback,  death,  violence,  murder

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'71 (2014)
Action, Drama, Thriller, War

'71 (2014)

A young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a terrifying riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorienting, alien and deadly landscape.

Themes:obsession,  brutality,  escape
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment
Story:hatred,  riot,  orphan,  revolver,  bus,  beating,  fire,  chase,  murder,  police,  death,  violence,  blood

Broken City (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Broken City (2013)

In New York City, detective Billy Taggart goes to court for the murder of the rapist Mikey Tavarez, but the Mayor Nicholas Hostetler and the Chief of Police Carl Fairbanks vanish with important evidence and Billy is declared not guilty by the judge; however, he leaves the police department. Seven years later, Billy is a private detective and lives with his girlfriend Natalie Barrow, who is an aspiring actress and the sister of Mikey's victim. His secretary Katy Bradshaw (Alona Tal) is trying to collect part of the debts to save their business. In the week of the elections, Hostetler summons Billy and offers $25,000 to investigate his wife, Cathleen Hostetler, whom he believes is having a love affair. Billy discovers that Cathleen is meeting Paul Andrews, who is the coordinator of the campaign of Jack Valliant, the opponent of Hostetler and favorite in the election. When Paul is found dead on the street, Billy finds that he had been double-crossed by Hostetler and he decides to investigate the truth behind Paul's murder. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  love
Locations:city,  apartment,  bathtub
Characters:detective
Story:millionaire,  videotape,  suspicion,  bodyguard,  protest,  subway,  arrest,  investigation,  beating,  murder,  police,  flashback,  death,  violence

Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like Joker (2019)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... This is why Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like Joker (2019). (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:city,  apartment,  elevator
Story:anarchy,  mercilessness,  sociopath,  bodyguard,  subway,  montage,  disguise,  ambush,  revolver,  psychopath,  bus,  gangster,  beating,  fire,  chase,  police,  death,  gun,  blood,  flashback,  violence,  murder

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In The Mouth Of Madness (1994)
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

In The Mouth Of Madness (1994)

With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all Hell is breaking loose...literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his evil creepy-crawlies to life. Insurance investigator John Trent is sent to investigate Cane's mysterious vanishing act and ends up in the sleepy little East Coast town of Hobb's End. The fact that this town exists as a figment of Cane's twisted imagination is only the beginning of Trent's problems. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  deception,  escape
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Characters:psychiatrist
Story:alley,  cynicism,  nosebleed,  riot,  murderer,  suspicion,  diner,  ambulance,  revolver,  arrest,  bus,  investigation,  beating,  chase,  flashback,  blood,  death,  gun,  violence,  murder,  police

The Departed (2006)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Departed (2006)

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

Themes:humiliation,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  love
Locations:city,  apartment,  elevator,  hospital
Characters:psychiatrist,  detective
Story:mercilessness,  subway,  diner,  montage,  ambulance,  ambush,  orphan,  revolver,  running,  arrest,  investigation,  gangster,  underwear,  beating,  fire,  chase,  singing,  police,  blood,  flashback,  interview,  death,  gun,  murder,  violence

Shallow Grave (1994)
Crime, Thriller

Shallow Grave (1994)

The new flatmate of three preexisting roommates turns up mysteriously dead but in possession of a large sum of money. When the roommates decide to keep it for themselves, their action sets in motion a destructive chain of events that spiral out of control.

Themes:insanity,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  love
Locations:apartment,  bathtub,  hospital
Characters:detective
Story:tuxedo,  telephone,  investigation,  urination,  underwear,  beating,  dancing,  police,  blood,  death,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  interview

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The Cable Guy (1996) is one of the best movies like Joker (2019)
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. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  obsession,  deception,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:apartment
Story:loner,  videotape,  sociopath,  suspicion,  stalking,  stalker,  montage,  disguise,  telephone,  psychopath,  arrest,  beating,  chase,  flashback,  police,  violence

Baby Driver (2017)
Action, Crime, Music, Thriller

Baby Driver (2017)

Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Deborah, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music? This is why Baby Driver (2017) is one of the best movies like Joker (2019). (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  anger,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  revenge,  love
Locations:apartment,  elevator
Story:sociopath,  scar,  diner,  montage,  disguise,  ambush,  orphan,  revolver,  psychopath,  letter,  arrest,  gangster,  beating,  fire,  chase,  singing,  blood,  police,  death,  gun,  violence,  murder,  flashback

Sin City (2005)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City (2005)

Four tales of crime adapted from Frank Miller's popular comics, focusing around a muscular brute who's looking for the person responsible for the death of his beloved Goldie, a man fed up with Sin City's corrupt law enforcement who takes the law into his own hands after a horrible mistake, a cop who risks his life to protect a girl from a deformed pedophile, and a hitman looking to make a little cash. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  tragedy,  brutality,  escape,  betrayal,  love,  revenge
Locations:city,  elevator,  hospital
Characters:detective
Period:1980s
Story:outcast,  alley,  mercilessness,  darkness,  revolver,  running,  psychopath,  urination,  gangster,  beating,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder,  police

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:brutality,  anger,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  revenge
Story:mercilessness,  hatred,  blockbuster,  nosebleed,  riot,  scar,  darkness,  montage,  disguise,  ambush,  orphan,  beating,  fire,  chase,  blood,  murder,  flashback,  death,  violence

Rocky III (1982) is one of the best movies like Joker (2019)
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:brutality,  anger,  drunkenness,  love,  revenge
Period:1980s
Story:alley,  mercilessness,  hatred,  blockbuster,  fame,  montage,  piano,  running,  arrest,  beating,  interview,  flashback,  death,  violence

Se7en (1995)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Se7en (1995)

A film about two homicide detectives' ('Morgan Freeman (I)' (qv) and ('Brad Pitt' (qv) desperate hunt for a serial killer who justifies his crimes as absolution for the world's ignorance of the Seven Deadly Sins. The movie takes us from the tortured remains of one victim to the next as the sociopathic "John Doe" ('Kevin Spacey' (qv)) sermonizes to Detectives Somerset and Mills -- one sin at a time. The sin of Gluttony comes first and the murderer's terrible capacity is graphically demonstrated in the dark and subdued tones characteristic of film noir. The seasoned and cultured but jaded Somerset researches the Seven Deadly Sins in an effort to understand the killer's modus operandi while the bright but green and impulsive Detective Mills (Pitt) scoffs at his efforts to get inside the mind of a killer... (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  tragedy,  anger,  revenge
Locations:city,  apartment,  hospital
Characters:detective
Story:alley,  blockbuster,  sociopath,  murderer,  sadness,  subway,  diner,  ambulance,  revolver,  psychopath,  arrest,  investigation,  chase,  blood,  police,  interview,  violence,  murder,  death

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