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Legend (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Legend (2015)

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

Themes:cruelty,  rivalry,  celebrity,  grief,  insanity,  guilt,  mafia,  cancer,  brutality,  theft,  funeral,  wedding,  drunkenness,  torture,  fear,  drinking,  jealousy,  money,  christmas,  marriage,  suicide
Locations:england,  courtroom,  nightclub,  cemetery,  church,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:driver,  psychiatrist,  photographer,  dancer,  policeman,  detective,  singer,  homosexual
Period:1960s
Story:brother fights brother,  twin brother,  gambling casino,  briefcase of money,  brother brother relationship,  lemon drop,  cockney accent,  candy store,  sleeping pill,  rise and fall,  cup of tea,  tea kettle,  identical twins,  identical twin,  same actor playing twin role,  rise to power,  twin brothers,  witness to murder,  lincoln automobile,  diamond ring,  witness protection,  brother in law sister in law relationship,  confession of love,  gambling club,  reference to the queen of england,  soccer goal,  gang violence,  gay orgy,  gang war,  birthday present,  newspaper headline,  nightclub owner,  flash camera,  gay gangster,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  sports car,  electric torture,  breaking a drinking glass,  london england,  prison visit,  pack of money,  police detective,  prison cell,  reference to christmas,  prison guard,  subjective camera,  greek restaurant,  hit by a car,  marital rape,  christmas present,  gay party,  brother sister relationship,  bar fight,  suicide of daughter,  suicide of sister,  suicide of wife,  marriage proposal,  reference to philadelphia pennsylvania,  reference to brooklyn new york city,  walking down the middle of a street,  reference to george armstrong custer,  reference to the atlantic ocean,  police lineup,  wife husband relationship,  blood on mouth,  reference to meyer lansky,  reference to joan collins,  reference to agamemnon,  teaching someone how to drive,  reference to greece,  watching gay porn,  reference to geronimo,  biting someone's ear,  anglican priest,  romance subplot,  throwing a stone at a window,  print shop,  west end london,  opening credits,  reference to las vegas nevada,  roulette wheel,  reference to joseph goebbels,  nose bandage,  lincoln continental,  siblings living together,  testicles slur,  reference to alexander the great,  hit over the head with a bottle,  legal appeal,  hired assassin,  air raid shelter,  spousal abuse,  hair curlers,  rolling pin,  vagina slur,  thumb sucking,  facial injury,  asking for help,  fixer,  burning clothing,  paranoid schizophrenia,  protection racket,  lamp post,  libel,  gangland,  viciousness,  slamming a door,  trailer house,  incest subtext,  bigger dreams,  actor playing dual role,  east end london,  truce,  lip reading,  anonymity,  cockney,  womb,  lookalike,  year 1957,  acquittal,  spitting on someone,  british politics,  reference to aristotle,  warrant,  scotland yard,  gin,  hospital visit,  mafioso,  lemon,  penis slur,  solicitor,  clothesline,  overheard conversation,  double decker bus,  kiss on the cheek,  reference to winston churchill,  hand on crotch,  hula hoop,  brass knuckles,  driving lesson,  breaking a bottle over someone's head,  bloody face,  year 2000,  mother in law son in law relationship,  doorbell,  overhead shot,  barmaid,  sausage,  utopia,  woman slaps a man,  hit with a hammer,  mother in law daughter in law relationship,  circular staircase,  handbag,  lighting a cigarette,  hymn,  distrust,  bouncer,  based on real person,  gun held to head,  male protagonist,  shot point blank,  horniness,  trumpet,  fever,  giving a toast,  hanging upside down,  knocking on a door,  united kingdom,  banker,  film projector,  whispering,  looking out a window,  name calling,  honeymoon,  selfishness,  narrated by character,  candy,  police raid,  prime minister,  boyfriend boyfriend relationship,  contract,  death of sister,  pill,  abusive husband,  aristocrat,  briefs,  briefcase,  extortion,  snowing,  black eye,  blood on face,  20th century,  fall,  hit on the head,  cigarette lighter,  death of daughter,  black bra,  laughter,  kicked in the crotch,  mental hospital,  heaven,  punched in the stomach,  stabbed in the neck,  hit in the crotch,  italian american,  kicking,  intrigue,  bloody nose,  cynicism,  thunder,  suffering,  innocence,  nickname,  switchblade,  drug overdose,  promise,  celebration,  street life,  scam,  wristwatch,  fraud,  nosebleed,  therapist,  working class,  drug abuse,  assault,  twins,  boxer,  morgue,  mobster,  what happened to epilogue,  cake,  egg,  head butt,  warehouse,  loyalty,  tea,  applause,  eyeglasses,  scandal,  freeze frame,  heart attack,  power,  trust,  casino,  pub,  twin,  domestic violence,  election,  brother,  witness,  threat,  automobile,  long take,  convertible,  business,  court,  flowers,  ring,  cover up,  debt,  suitcase,  death of wife,  umbrella,  champagne,  coming out,  stabbed in the back,  businessman,  prologue,  microphone,  legend,  grave,  limousine,  confession,  shot in the forehead,  pain,  shot in the leg,  spanking,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  mental illness,  apology,  judge,  gambling,  weapon,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  eating,  stabbing,  gang,  band,  wine,  police station,  soccer,  newspaper,  gay slur,  drug use,  f word,  stripper,  orgy,  handcuffs,  dead body,  birthday,  running,  reference to god,  psychopath,  beer,  rifle,  lie,  taxi,  undressing,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  gangster,  mirror,  food,  car,  fistfight,  shot to death,  rain,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  song,  based on book,  voice over narration,  rape,  based on true story,  pistol,  knife,  party,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  gay interest,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  bondage,  gun,  blood,  police,  murder,  violence,  kiss,  death

Lovelace (2013)
Biography, Drama

Lovelace (2013)

Themes:fear,  drinking,  money,  marriage
Locations:restaurant
Characters:photographer,  dancer,  policeman,  singer
Story:marriage proposal,  vagina slur,  kiss on the cheek,  doorbell,  giving a toast,  film projector,  abusive husband,  briefs,  black eye,  punched in the stomach,  thunder,  suffering,  what happened to epilogue,  applause,  eyeglasses,  trust,  domestic violence,  convertible,  flowers,  champagne,  microphone,  limousine,  pain,  man with glasses,  apology,  eating,  band,  f word,  running,  reference to god,  taxi,  undressing,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  face slap,  food,  beating,  song,  based on book,  rape,  based on true story,  party,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  gun,  death,  kiss,  police,  violence,  blood

Killer Joe (2011)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Killer Joe (2011)

Finding himself in considerable debt, Chris, a Texan drug dealer, decides the only solution is to murder his mother to collect the insurance money. Getting together with his father, the ex-husband of Chris' mother, they decide to hire Joe Cooper (a contract killer) who also happens to be a police detective. The plan is that the money will go to Chris' sister Dottie. However due to the size of the contract fee, Chris agrees that Joe can take Dottie as a retainer until the insurance comes through. (Read More)

Themes:cruelty,  funeral,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money
Locations:cemetery,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:policeman,  detective
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  sports car,  police detective,  brother sister relationship,  marriage proposal,  incest subtext,  hand on crotch,  breaking a bottle over someone's head,  bloody face,  woman slaps a man,  distrust,  knocking on a door,  contract,  cigarette lighter,  punched in the stomach,  bloody nose,  promise,  trust,  debt,  grave,  apology,  gambling,  eating,  stabbing,  police station,  drug use,  f word,  stripper,  handcuffs,  birthday,  reference to god,  psychopath,  beer,  lie,  undressing,  drink,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  face slap,  gangster,  mirror,  food,  shot to death,  rain,  beating,  pistol,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  gun,  police,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

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

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

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

Themes:guilt,  theft,  wedding,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  money,  marriage,  suicide
Locations:courtroom,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:dancer,  policeman
Story:briefcase of money,  brother brother relationship,  gay orgy,  newspaper headline,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  sports car,  london england,  subjective camera,  marital rape,  marriage proposal,  spousal abuse,  vagina slur,  penis slur,  overhead shot,  banker,  name calling,  selfishness,  narrated by character,  briefcase,  blood on face,  punched in the stomach,  kicking,  bloody nose,  promise,  celebration,  scam,  wristwatch,  fraud,  tea,  applause,  eyeglasses,  freeze frame,  heart attack,  domestic violence,  business,  court,  debt,  champagne,  businessman,  microphone,  limousine,  no opening credits,  apology,  judge,  eating,  newspaper,  gay slur,  drug use,  f word,  stripper,  orgy,  handcuffs,  running,  reference to god,  beer,  lie,  drink,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  mirror,  food,  beating,  prison,  based on book,  voice over narration,  rape,  based on true story,  party,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  kiss,  gun

Out Of The Furnace (2013) is one of the best movies like Legend (2015)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

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

Themes:brutality,  drinking,  money
Locations:cemetery,  bar
Characters:policeman
Story:brother brother relationship,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  prison visit,  prison cell,  prison guard,  trailer house,  slamming a door,  bloody face,  shot point blank,  knocking on a door,  police raid,  punched in the stomach,  kicking,  bloody nose,  promise,  working class,  head butt,  eyeglasses,  brother,  debt,  prologue,  grave,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  apology,  eating,  police station,  gay slur,  drug use,  f word,  dead body,  running,  reference to god,  psychopath,  rifle,  lie,  drink,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  voice over narration,  pistol,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  police,  murder,  blood,  gun

High-rise (2015)
Drama

High-rise (2015)

Class struggle becomes all too real as a young doctor moves into a modern apartment block in suburban 1975 London. Drugs, drink & debauchery dissolve into murder, mayhem and misogyny in this pseudo-post-apocalyptic breakdown of societal norms.

Themes:insanity,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  suicide
Characters:psychiatrist,  dancer,  policeman
Story:sleeping pill,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  london england,  subjective camera,  brother sister relationship,  bloody face,  overhead shot,  woman slaps a man,  distrust,  knocking on a door,  banker,  name calling,  pill,  briefcase,  cigarette lighter,  kicking,  nickname,  eyeglasses,  debt,  champagne,  stabbed in the back,  no opening credits,  apology,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  eating,  stabbing,  wine,  f word,  orgy,  dead body,  reference to god,  lie,  undressing,  drink,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  shot to death,  beating,  voice over narration,  rape,  party,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  gun,  murder,  blood,  kiss,  violence

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

Black Mass (2015)

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

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  funeral,  drunkenness,  torture,  fear,  christmas
Locations:nightclub,  cemetery,  church,  restaurant,  bar
Story:brother brother relationship,  rise to power,  gang war,  newspaper headline,  bloody face,  bouncer,  shot point blank,  extortion,  black eye,  italian american,  bloody nose,  mobster,  what happened to epilogue,  head butt,  loyalty,  brother,  witness,  cover up,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  gambling,  gang,  police station,  newspaper,  gay slur,  f word,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  rifle,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  gangster,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  based on book,  voice over narration,  based on true story,  pistol,  knife,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence

The Boondock Saints (1999)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Boondock Saints (1999)

Two Irish brothers accidentally kill mafia thugs. They turn themselves in and are released as heroes. They then see it as a calling by God and start knocking off mafia gang members one by one. Willem Dafoe plays the detective trying to figure out the killings, but the closer he comes to catching the Irish brothers, the more he thinks the brothers are doing the right thing. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  mafia,  brutality,  theft,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money
Locations:courtroom,  church,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:photographer,  dancer,  policeman,  detective,  homosexual
Story:brother brother relationship,  pack of money,  bar fight,  siblings living together,  breaking a bottle over someone's head,  gun held to head,  hanging upside down,  kicked in the crotch,  italian american,  suffering,  twins,  freeze frame,  twin,  court,  prologue,  confession,  shot in the leg,  throat slitting,  eating,  gang,  police station,  newspaper,  gay slur,  drug use,  f word,  stripper,  handcuffs,  dead body,  rifle,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  food,  fistfight,  shot to death,  rain,  shootout,  prison,  voice over narration,  pistol,  knife,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  police,  murder,  kiss,  violence,  death,  blood,  gun

Conviction (2010) is one of the best movies like Legend (2015)
Biography, Drama

Conviction (2010)

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

Themes:guilt,  funeral,  fear,  drinking,  jealousy,  money,  christmas,  marriage
Locations:courtroom,  church,  bar
Characters:photographer,  dancer,  policeman
Story:brother brother relationship,  prison guard,  brother sister relationship,  bar fight,  trailer house,  candy,  innocence,  promise,  working class,  court,  champagne,  limousine,  apology,  judge,  eating,  stabbing,  handcuffs,  dead body,  running,  beer,  lie,  undressing,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  beating,  prison,  rape,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  gun,  murder,  death,  violence,  police,  blood

The Judge (2014)
Crime, Drama

The Judge (2014)

Hank Palmer is a successful defense attorney in Chicago, who is getting a divorce. When His brother calls with the news that their mother has died, Hank returns to his childhood home to attend the funeral. Despite the brittle bond between Hank and the Judge, Hank must come to his father's aid and defend him in court. Here, Hank discovers the truth behind the case, which binds together the dysfunctional family and reveals the struggles and secrecy of the family. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  cancer,  funeral,  drunkenness,  drinking,  marriage
Locations:courtroom,  cemetery,  church,  restaurant,  bar
Story:brother brother relationship,  newspaper headline,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  prison visit,  subjective camera,  hit by a car,  penis slur,  overhead shot,  giving a toast,  knocking on a door,  looking out a window,  selfishness,  contract,  cynicism,  thunder,  innocence,  street life,  fraud,  heart attack,  trust,  brother,  court,  suitcase,  death of wife,  umbrella,  grave,  confession,  pain,  judge,  eating,  newspaper,  f word,  dead body,  reference to god,  beer,  lie,  drink,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  rain,  prison,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss,  death,  murder

The Iceman (2012)
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Iceman (2012)

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

Themes:fear,  drinking,  money,  christmas
Locations:nightclub,  cemetery,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:dancer
Period:1960s
Story:brother brother relationship,  newspaper headline,  prison visit,  christmas present,  reference to brooklyn new york city,  lincoln continental,  penis slur,  overhead shot,  fever,  giving a toast,  knocking on a door,  contract,  briefcase,  mobster,  what happened to epilogue,  eyeglasses,  heart attack,  trust,  witness,  threat,  court,  stabbed in the back,  shot in the forehead,  apology,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  stabbing,  wine,  newspaper,  f word,  handcuffs,  dead body,  birthday,  reference to god,  psychopath,  taxi,  drink,  watching tv,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  based on book,  based on true story,  pistol,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss,  death,  blood,  murder,  gun,  violence

Mortdecai (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance

Mortdecai (2015)

Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. (Read More)

Themes:rivalry,  brutality,  theft,  funeral,  drunkenness,  torture,  drinking,  money
Locations:england,  nightclub,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:dancer,  policeman,  detective
Story:cockney accent,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  london england,  hit by a car,  bar fight,  reference to agamemnon,  nose bandage,  kiss on the cheek,  reference to winston churchill,  overhead shot,  circular staircase,  gun held to head,  horniness,  knocking on a door,  name calling,  aristocrat,  briefcase,  hit on the head,  cigarette lighter,  laughter,  hit in the crotch,  intrigue,  bloody nose,  suffering,  nickname,  head butt,  eyeglasses,  ring,  debt,  pain,  no opening credits,  apology,  eating,  wine,  police station,  f word,  dead body,  running,  reference to god,  rifle,  drink,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shotgun,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  knife,  party,  photograph,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  gun,  death,  police,  kiss,  murder,  blood

Dark Places (2015) is one of the best movies like Legend (2015)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Dark Places (2015)

Libby Day is a lifeless woman who survived the massacre of her family in their farmhouse in the countryside of Kansas when she was eight. She's been living on donations and lectures ever since. Thirty years ago, the police believed that a satanic cult was responsible for the murder of her mother and two sisters, and her brother Ben was convicted with her testimony in court. Today, however, an acquaintance, Lyle Wirth, invites Libby to visit "The Kill Club", where amateurs investigate famous crimes, and she finds that they believe Ben is innocent. Libby needs money and, in return, accepts to revisit the slaughter of her family and comes up to the painful revelations and the ultimate truth. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  money
Locations:nightclub,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:photographer,  dancer
Story:newspaper headline,  flash camera,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  prison visit,  subjective camera,  brother sister relationship,  legal appeal,  penis slur,  doorbell,  distrust,  knocking on a door,  narrated by character,  death of sister,  abusive husband,  hit on the head,  innocence,  nickname,  trust,  brother,  witness,  threat,  court,  debt,  prologue,  confession,  apology,  judge,  stabbed to death,  eating,  stabbing,  newspaper,  drug use,  f word,  stripper,  reference to god,  rifle,  lie,  taxi,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  investigation,  shotgun,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  shot to death,  prison,  voice over narration,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  violence,  murder,  death,  gun,  blood,  kiss

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:guilt,  mafia,  brutality,  funeral,  drunkenness,  torture,  drinking,  jealousy,  money
Locations:cemetery,  church,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:psychiatrist,  policeman,  detective,  singer
Story:flash camera,  hit over the head with a bottle,  protection racket,  gangland,  warrant,  bouncer,  narrated by character,  police raid,  cigarette lighter,  italian american,  kicking,  bloody nose,  switchblade,  mobster,  head butt,  warehouse,  heart attack,  power,  domestic violence,  witness,  long take,  flowers,  prologue,  microphone,  limousine,  confession,  shot in the forehead,  pain,  shot in the leg,  spanking,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  stabbed in the chest,  eating,  stabbing,  police station,  gay slur,  handcuffs,  running,  lie,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  gangster,  food,  car,  fistfight,  shot to death,  rain,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  knife,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  gun,  kiss,  police,  blood,  murder

New Jack City (1991)
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:cruelty,  mafia,  brutality,  funeral,  wedding,  torture,  fear,  money,  christmas
Locations:courtroom,  nightclub,  cemetery,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:policeman,  detective,  singer
Story:rise to power,  gang war,  police detective,  subjective camera,  shot point blank,  police raid,  cigarette lighter,  italian american,  switchblade,  street life,  mobster,  power,  threat,  business,  court,  cover up,  umbrella,  limousine,  judge,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  gang,  police station,  gay slur,  f word,  handcuffs,  rifle,  camera,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  gangster,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  death,  murder,  blood,  gun,  violence

All Good Things (2010)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

All Good Things (2010)

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

Themes:wedding,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  money,  marriage,  suicide
Locations:courtroom,  restaurant
Characters:psychiatrist,  photographer,  dancer,  singer
Story:brother brother relationship,  brother sister relationship,  marriage proposal,  facial injury,  year 2000,  circular staircase,  distrust,  police raid,  abusive husband,  briefs,  briefcase,  extortion,  therapist,  what happened to epilogue,  eyeglasses,  trust,  domestic violence,  court,  suitcase,  umbrella,  mental illness,  judge,  eating,  wine,  newspaper,  drug use,  dead body,  running,  taxi,  undressing,  drink,  camera,  mirror,  food,  rain,  song,  based on true story,  party,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  gun,  police,  murder,  death,  blood,  kiss

Gomorrah (2008) is one of the best movies like Legend (2015)
Crime, Drama

Gomorrah (2008)

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

Themes:cruelty,  mafia,  cancer,  brutality,  theft,  wedding,  fear,  drinking,  money
Characters:photographer,  dancer,  policeman,  singer
Story:gang war,  subjective camera,  shot point blank,  horniness,  contract,  extortion,  street life,  applause,  power,  witness,  long take,  debt,  champagne,  shot in the forehead,  gambling,  weapon,  gang,  drug use,  stripper,  dead body,  rifle,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  gangster,  mirror,  shot to death,  beating,  song,  based on book,  based on true story,  pistol,  singing,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  police,  blood,  death,  murder,  violence,  gun

I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

Steven Russell is happily married to Debbie, and a member of the local police force when a car accident provokes a dramatic reassessment of his life. Steven becomes open about his homosexuality and decides to live life to the fullest - even if it means breaking the law. Steven's new, extravagant lifestyle involves cons and fraud and, eventually, a stay in the State Penitentiary where he meets sensitive, soft-spoken Phillip Morris. His devotion to freeing Phillip from jail and building the perfect life together prompts Steven to attempt and often succeed at one impossible con after another. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  money,  christmas
Locations:courtroom,  church,  restaurant
Characters:dancer,  policeman,  homosexual
Story:brother in law sister in law relationship,  confession of love,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  sports car,  prison guard,  subjective camera,  christmas present,  hymn,  boyfriend boyfriend relationship,  briefs,  briefcase,  drug overdose,  promise,  scam,  wristwatch,  fraud,  what happened to epilogue,  eyeglasses,  trust,  flowers,  debt,  suitcase,  coming out,  businessman,  judge,  eating,  gay slur,  handcuffs,  birthday,  running,  reference to god,  lie,  taxi,  punched in the face,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  car,  beating,  prison,  voice over narration,  based on true story,  singing,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  blood,  death,  kiss

Biutiful (2010)
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:grief,  guilt,  cancer,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  money,  marriage
Locations:nightclub,  cemetery,  church,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:dancer,  policeman,  homosexual
Story:brother brother relationship,  diamond ring,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  subjective camera,  brother sister relationship,  marriage proposal,  distrust,  police raid,  briefs,  suffering,  street life,  morgue,  cake,  warehouse,  trust,  flowers,  ring,  prologue,  microphone,  grave,  pain,  apology,  eating,  wine,  drug use,  dead body,  birthday,  running,  undressing,  drink,  watching tv,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  rain,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence,  police,  death,  blood,  murder,  kiss

The Air I Breathe (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Air I Breathe (2007)

A frustrated and clumsy bank clerk overhears the conversation of three coworkers in the toilet about a fix in a horse race, and bets a large amount. He loses the bet and owes the money to the dangerous and powerful mobster Fingers. A gangster who works for Fingers has the ability of foreseeing pieces of the future; he is assigned to collect money for the boss, with his troublemaker nephew Tony, and is beaten up by a gang. The manager of pop-star Trista loses her contract to Fingers without her agreement and she is threatened by the gangster. A dedicated doctor seeks a blood donor that might have a rare blood type to save the life of his secret and unrequited passion, a beautiful epidemiologist who's married to a friend. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  theft,  drunkenness,  torture,  drinking,  money,  suicide
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:photographer,  dancer,  policeman,  singer
Story:flash camera,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  hit by a car,  brass knuckles,  gun held to head,  contract,  briefcase,  punched in the stomach,  kicking,  bloody nose,  nickname,  switchblade,  street life,  mobster,  head butt,  freeze frame,  debt,  umbrella,  businessman,  man with glasses,  gambling,  gang,  stripper,  running,  rifle,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  gangster,  mirror,  shot to death,  rain,  beating,  song,  voice over narration,  pistol,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  gun,  violence,  death,  blood,  police,  kiss

Mother (2009) is one of the best movies like Legend (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Mother (2009)

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

Themes:guilt,  funeral,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  money
Locations:cemetery,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:dancer,  policeman,  detective
Story:prison guard,  subjective camera,  hit by a car,  overhead shot,  name calling,  hit on the head,  cigarette lighter,  kicking,  bloody nose,  suffering,  innocence,  nosebleed,  assault,  tea,  debt,  umbrella,  prologue,  microphone,  confession,  pain,  eating,  police station,  handcuffs,  dead body,  running,  undressing,  drink,  watching tv,  investigation,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  rain,  beating,  prison,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence,  blood,  death,  police,  murder

Boy A (2007)
Drama

Boy A (2007)

A young man is released from prison after many years and given a new identity in a new town. Aided by a supervisor who becomes like a father to him he finds a job and friends and hesitantly starts a relationship with a compassionate girl. But the secret of the heinous crime he committed as a boy weighs down on him, and he learns that it is not so easy to escape your past. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  cancer,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  jealousy,  suicide
Locations:courtroom,  nightclub,  cemetery,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:photographer,  dancer,  policeman
Story:brother brother relationship,  birthday present,  newspaper headline,  kicking,  innocence,  nickname,  promise,  head butt,  warehouse,  applause,  pub,  witness,  threat,  court,  prologue,  confession,  apology,  newspaper,  drug use,  birthday,  beer,  lie,  taxi,  undressing,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  face slap,  mirror,  beating,  prison,  rape,  based on true story,  knife,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  death,  murder,  kiss,  blood,  violence

The Master (2012)
Drama

The Master (2012)

Returning from Navy service in World War II, Freddie Quell drifts through a series of breakdowns. Finally he stumbles upon a cult which engages in exercises to clear emotions and he becomes deeply involved with them.

Themes:insanity,  wedding,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  jealousy,  marriage
Locations:england,  courtroom
Characters:psychiatrist,  photographer,  dancer,  policeman,  singer
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  vagina slur,  warrant,  penis slur,  kiss on the cheek,  hand on crotch,  horniness,  giving a toast,  looking out a window,  selfishness,  mental hospital,  applause,  court,  microphone,  mental illness,  apology,  eating,  f word,  handcuffs,  running,  reference to god,  rifle,  lie,  taxi,  drink,  camera,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  beating,  song,  party,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  kiss,  violence

Giant (1956)
Drama, Western

Giant (1956)

Texan rancher Bick Benedict visits a Maryland farm to buy a prize horse. Whilst there he meets and falls in love with the owner's daughter Leslie, they are married immediately and return to his ranch. The story of their family and its rivalry with cowboy and (later oil tycoon) Jett Rink unfolds across two generations. (Read More)

Themes:rivalry,  funeral,  wedding,  drunkenness,  drinking,  jealousy,  money,  christmas,  marriage
Locations:cemetery,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:policeman,  singer
Story:rise and fall,  sports car,  subjective camera,  christmas present,  brother sister relationship,  marriage proposal,  reference to geronimo,  mother in law son in law relationship,  honeymoon,  death of sister,  thunder,  wristwatch,  assault,  tea,  applause,  eyeglasses,  power,  twin,  convertible,  business,  flowers,  businessman,  microphone,  judge,  band,  newspaper,  birthday,  rifle,  drink,  punched in the face,  mirror,  food,  car,  fistfight,  rain,  beating,  song,  party,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  kiss,  death,  blood

A Man Called Ove (2015) is one of the best movies like Legend (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

A Man Called Ove (2015)

59 year old Ove is the block's grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he could not give a damn about being deposed and therefore keeps looking over the neighborhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove's mailbox it turns out to be an unexpected friendship. A drama comedy about unexpected friendship, love and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools. (Read More)

Themes:grief,  cancer,  theft,  funeral,  wedding,  drinking,  money
Locations:cemetery,  church,  restaurant
Characters:photographer,  dancer,  policeman
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  reference to christmas,  marriage proposal,  hospital visit,  driving lesson,  bloody face,  looking out a window,  name calling,  briefs,  snowing,  laughter,  promise,  wristwatch,  applause,  eyeglasses,  heart attack,  threat,  flowers,  death of wife,  coming out,  prologue,  grave,  apology,  wine,  newspaper,  f word,  running,  reference to god,  rifle,  lie,  drink,  camera,  investigation,  mirror,  food,  rain,  voice over narration,  photograph,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss,  death,  blood

The Dressmaker (2015)
Comedy, Drama

The Dressmaker (2015)

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

Themes:rivalry,  funeral,  wedding,  drinking,  suicide
Locations:cemetery,  church
Characters:photographer,  dancer,  singer
Story:brother brother relationship,  flash camera,  london england,  marriage proposal,  trailer house,  mother in law daughter in law relationship,  looking out a window,  name calling,  fall,  nickname,  cake,  tea,  eyeglasses,  scandal,  threat,  debt,  umbrella,  microphone,  apology,  stabbing,  newspaper,  drug use,  f word,  running,  rifle,  lie,  undressing,  drink,  camera,  face slap,  mirror,  song,  voice over narration,  knife,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  kiss,  murder

Oldeuboi (2003)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Oldeuboi (2003)

Abducted on a rainy night in 1988, the obnoxious drunk, Oh Dae-Su, much to his surprise, wakes up locked in a windowless and dilapidated hotel room, for an unknown reason. There, his invisible and pitiless captors will feed him, clothe him and sedate him to avoid committing suicide, and as his only companion and a window to the world is the TV in his stark cell, the only thing that helps Oh Dae-Su keep going is his daily journal. But then, unexpectedly, after fifteen long years in captivity, the perplexed prisoner is deliberately released, encouraged to track down his tormentor to finally get his retribution. Nevertheless, who would hate Oh Dae-Su so much he would deny him of a quick and clean death? (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  guilt,  torture,  fear,  drinking,  jealousy,  money,  suicide
Locations:restaurant
Characters:singer
Story:birthday present,  flash camera,  prison cell,  subjective camera,  brother sister relationship,  hit with a hammer,  gun held to head,  death of sister,  snowing,  kicking,  bloody nose,  innocence,  trust,  long take,  ring,  suitcase,  death of wife,  umbrella,  prologue,  pain,  eating,  stabbing,  police station,  newspaper,  birthday,  running,  taxi,  undressing,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  shot in the head,  food,  fistfight,  rain,  beating,  song,  voice over narration,  knife,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  police,  violence,  murder,  kiss,  death,  blood

Tell No One (2006)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Tell No One (2006)

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

Themes:grief,  guilt,  wedding,  torture,  drinking,  suicide
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:photographer,  policeman,  detective
Story:sports car,  subjective camera,  brother sister relationship,  mother in law son in law relationship,  circular staircase,  gun held to head,  police raid,  innocence,  street life,  drug abuse,  applause,  threat,  long take,  cover up,  death of wife,  prologue,  confession,  man with glasses,  apology,  eating,  police station,  newspaper,  gay slur,  drug use,  dead body,  running,  rifle,  lie,  undressing,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shotgun,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  shot to death,  beating,  rape,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  gun,  violence,  blood,  death,  murder

The King's Speech (2010) is one of the best movies like Legend (2015)
Biography, Drama

The King's Speech (2010)

England's Prince Albert must ascend the throne as 'King George VI' (qv), but he has a speech impediment. Knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, Elizabeth hires Lionel Logue, an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence. (Read More)

Themes:fear,  drinking,  money,  christmas,  marriage
Locations:england
Characters:photographer,  singer
Story:brother brother relationship,  flash camera,  london england,  subjective camera,  marriage proposal,  air raid shelter,  kiss on the cheek,  distrust,  giving a toast,  united kingdom,  looking out a window,  prime minister,  cigarette lighter,  nickname,  promise,  fraud,  therapist,  what happened to epilogue,  tea,  applause,  eyeglasses,  trust,  umbrella,  microphone,  limousine,  no opening credits,  apology,  eating,  wine,  f word,  reference to god,  beer,  lie,  drink,  camera,  food,  rain,  song,  based on true story,  singing,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  death

The Guest (2014)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Themes:grief
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Story:newspaper headline,  subjective camera,  brother sister relationship,  bar fight,  clothesline,  breaking a bottle over someone's head,  stabbed in the neck,  bloody nose,  nosebleed,  stabbed in the back,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  gay slur,  f word,  psychopath,  beer,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death,  kiss

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)
Drama, Romance

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)

Based on the novel written by Stephen Chbosky, this is about 15-year-old Charlie (Logan Lerman), an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love (Emma Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. The introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors, Sam and Patrick, who welcome him to the real world. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  cancer,  fear,  drinking,  jealousy,  christmas,  suicide
Locations:church,  restaurant
Characters:psychiatrist,  photographer,  dancer,  policeman,  singer,  homosexual
Story:brother brother relationship,  birthday present,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  subjective camera,  christmas present,  brother sister relationship,  facial injury,  giving a toast,  looking out a window,  boyfriend boyfriend relationship,  mental hospital,  punched in the stomach,  suffering,  innocence,  nickname,  promise,  eyeglasses,  trust,  pain,  mental illness,  apology,  eating,  wine,  gay slur,  drug use,  f word,  birthday,  running,  reference to god,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  beating,  voice over narration,  knife,  party,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  kiss

Layer Cake (2004)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Layer Cake (2004)

A successful cocaine dealer, who has earned a respected place among England's Mafia elite, plans an early retirement from the business. However, big boss Jimmy Price hands down a tough assignment: find Charlotte Ryder, the missing rich princess daughter of Jimmy's old pal Edward, a powerful construction business player and gossip papers socialite. Complicating matters are two million pounds' worth of Grade A ecstasy, a brutal Serbian gang and a whole series of double crossings. The title "LAYER CAKE" refers to the layers or levels anyone in business goes through in rising to the top. What is revealed is a modern underworld where the rules have changed. There are no 'codes', or 'families' and respect lasts as long as a line. Not knowing who he can trust, he has to use all his 'savvy', 'telling' and skills which make him one of the best, to escape his own. The ultimate last job, a love interest called Tammy, and an international drug ring threaten to draw him back into the 'cake mix'. But, time is running out and the penalty will endure a lifetime.. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  mafia,  theft,  torture,  fear,  drinking,  money,  suicide
Locations:england,  nightclub,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:dancer,  policeman,  homosexual
Period:1960s
Story:london england,  prison guard,  subjective camera,  burning clothing,  reference to winston churchill,  narrated by character,  police raid,  pill,  extortion,  cigarette lighter,  drug overdose,  scam,  cake,  warehouse,  tea,  trust,  threat,  business,  flowers,  ring,  champagne,  microphone,  shot in the forehead,  gang,  drug use,  dead body,  running,  beer,  rifle,  lie,  drink,  shot in the head,  gangster,  mirror,  rain,  beating,  prison,  voice over narration,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  police,  blood,  murder,  gun

Changeling (2008) is one of the best movies like Legend (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller

Changeling (2008)

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

Themes:grief,  insanity,  torture,  fear
Locations:courtroom,  church,  restaurant
Characters:photographer,  policeman,  detective,  singer
Story:newspaper headline,  flash camera,  brother sister relationship,  pill,  mental hospital,  suffering,  what happened to epilogue,  power,  witness,  court,  umbrella,  microphone,  grave,  confession,  pain,  no opening credits,  mental illness,  judge,  stabbed to death,  eating,  stabbing,  newspaper,  handcuffs,  running,  psychopath,  rifle,  lie,  camera,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shotgun,  face slap,  food,  rain,  prison,  song,  voice over narration,  based on true story,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  police,  violence,  gun,  blood,  murder,  death

Zodiac (2007)
Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller

Zodiac (2007)

A serial killer in the San Francisco Bay Area taunts police with his letters and cryptic messages. We follow the investigators and reporters in this lightly fictionalized account of the true 1970's case as they search for the murderer, becoming obsessed with the case. Based on Robert Graysmith's book, the movie's focus is the lives and careers of the detectives and newspaper people. (Read More)

Themes:cruelty,  theft,  drunkenness,  drinking,  christmas
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:photographer,  policeman
Period:1960s
Story:brother brother relationship,  brother in law sister in law relationship,  newspaper headline,  police detective,  briefcase,  wristwatch,  what happened to epilogue,  election,  witness,  stabbed in the back,  prologue,  confession,  pain,  man with glasses,  judge,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  stabbing,  wine,  police station,  newspaper,  dead body,  birthday,  running,  rifle,  taxi,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot to death,  rain,  prison,  based on book,  based on true story,  pistol,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  gun,  police,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence

Big Eyes (2014)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance

Big Eyes (2014)

In San Francisco in the 1950s, Margaret was a woman trying to make it on her own after leaving her husband with only her daughter and her paintings. She meets gregarious ladies' man and fellow painter Walter Keane in a park while she was struggling to make an impact with her drawings of children with big eyes. The two quickly become a pair with outgoing Walter selling their paintings and quiet Margaret holed up at home painting even more children with big eyes. But Walter's actually selling her paintings as his own. A clash of financial success and critical failure soon sends Margaret reeling in her life of lies. With Walter still living the high life, Margaret's going to have to try making it on her own again and re-claiming her name and her paintings. (Read More)

Themes:celebrity,  insanity,  wedding,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  money,  marriage
Locations:courtroom,  church,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:photographer
Period:1960s
Story:newspaper headline,  flash camera,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  marriage proposal,  libel,  year 2000,  doorbell,  based on real person,  knocking on a door,  honeymoon,  abusive husband,  20th century,  innocence,  nickname,  scam,  fraud,  what happened to epilogue,  eyeglasses,  scandal,  witness,  court,  cover up,  suitcase,  champagne,  microphone,  confession,  mental illness,  apology,  judge,  eating,  wine,  newspaper,  gay slur,  f word,  running,  reference to god,  lie,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  mirror,  food,  voice over narration,  based on true story,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  kiss

Rififi (1955)
Crime, Thriller, Drama

Rififi (1955)

After five years in prison, Tony le Stephanois meets his dearest friends Jo and the Italian Mario Ferrati and they invite Tony to steal a couple of jewels from the show-window of the famous jewelry Mappin & Webb Ltd, but he declines. Tony finds his former girlfriend Mado, who became the lover of the gangster owner of the night-club L' Age d' Or Louis Grutter, and he humiliates her, beating on her back for being unfaithful. Then he calls Jo and Mario and proposes a burglary of the safe of the jewelry. They invite the Italian specialist in safes and elegant wolf Cesar to join their team and they plot a perfect heist. They are successful in their plan, but the Don Juan Cesar makes things go wrong when he gives a valuable ring to his mistress. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  theft,  funeral,  torture,  drinking,  money
Locations:nightclub,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:dancer,  policeman,  singer
Story:brother brother relationship,  diamond ring,  gang war,  london england,  subjective camera,  brother sister relationship,  cigarette lighter,  wristwatch,  drug abuse,  loyalty,  casino,  witness,  flowers,  ring,  suitcase,  umbrella,  champagne,  gambling,  band,  newspaper,  handcuffs,  running,  taxi,  undressing,  drink,  punched in the face,  face slap,  gangster,  rain,  beating,  prison,  song,  pistol,  singing,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  gun,  blood,  death,  murder

15 Minutes (2001) is one of the best movies like Legend (2015)
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:celebrity,  insanity,  theft,  funeral,  drunkenness,  torture,  fear,  drinking,  jealousy,  money
Locations:cemetery,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:psychiatrist,  policeman,  detective
Story:witness protection,  police detective,  marriage proposal,  breaking a bottle over someone's head,  switchblade,  witness,  flowers,  shot in the leg,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  stabbing,  police station,  f word,  handcuffs,  dead body,  psychopath,  taxi,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shotgun,  face slap,  fistfight,  shot to death,  prison,  rape,  pistol,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  police,  death,  blood

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:cruelty,  insanity,  drunkenness,  torture,  drinking,  money
Characters:policeman,  detective
Story:circular staircase,  distrust,  briefcase,  stabbed in the neck,  morgue,  eyeglasses,  trust,  suitcase,  champagne,  grave,  man with glasses,  throat slitting,  stabbing,  soccer,  newspaper,  dead body,  lie,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  car,  beating,  voice over narration,  party,  photograph,  dancing,  police,  murder,  violence,  death,  blood

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:cruelty,  insanity,  brutality,  drunkenness,  money
Characters:psychiatrist,  detective
Story:cockney accent,  newspaper headline,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  police detective,  hit by a car,  opening credits,  hospital visit,  male protagonist,  briefs,  blood on face,  laughter,  mental hospital,  stabbed in the neck,  kicking,  cynicism,  suffering,  nosebleed,  assault,  applause,  domestic violence,  threat,  long take,  businessman,  microphone,  confession,  shot in the forehead,  pain,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  mental illness,  weapon,  stabbed to death,  newspaper,  f word,  running,  psychopath,  lie,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  gangster,  mirror,  shot to death,  beating,  pistol,  singing,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  death,  gun,  blood,  violence,  police

Live By Night (2016)
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 spe… (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  theft,  funeral,  torture,  fear,  money,  suicide
Locations:nightclub,  cemetery,  church,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:photographer,  policeman
Story:rise to power,  gang war,  newspaper headline,  subjective camera,  brother sister relationship,  woman slaps a man,  shot point blank,  death of sister,  death of daughter,  italian american,  cynicism,  mobster,  warehouse,  heart attack,  power,  trust,  casino,  threat,  automobile,  death of wife,  grave,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  gambling,  throat slitting,  gang,  police station,  f word,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  beer,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  gangster,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  voice over narration,  pistol,  knife,  party,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  death,  police,  blood,  murder

Run All Night (2015) is one of the best movies like Legend (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Run All Night (2015)

Professional Brooklyn hitman Jimmy Conlon is more commonly known as THE GRAVEDIGGER. Jimmy was a mob hit-man, who was best friends with his boss Sean Maguire. But when Jimmy's son, Michael, is marked for death by the mob, Jimmy must go up against Sean to protect Michael at all costs. Together, he and Michael must avoid corrupt cops, contract killers and the mob to survive the night. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  drunkenness,  christmas
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Story:brother brother relationship,  newspaper headline,  police detective,  brother sister relationship,  woman slaps a man,  narrated by character,  contract,  stabbed in the neck,  boxer,  morgue,  head butt,  freeze frame,  pub,  stabbed in the back,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  no opening credits,  stabbed to death,  police station,  f word,  handcuffs,  rifle,  taxi,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  face slap,  gangster,  fistfight,  shot to death,  rain,  beating,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  knife,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood,  police

Cloud Atlas (2012)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi

Cloud Atlas (2012)

Everything is connected: an 1849 diary of an ocean voyage across the Pacific; letters from a composer to his lover; a thriller about a conspiracy at a nuclear power plant; a farce about a publisher in a nursing home; a rebellious clone in futuristic Korea; and the tale of a tribe living on post-apocalyptic Hawaii far in the future. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  cancer,  drinking,  money,  suicide
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:policeman,  singer,  homosexual
Story:brother brother relationship,  subjective camera,  brother sister relationship,  bar fight,  overhead shot,  distrust,  knocking on a door,  contract,  snowing,  street life,  eyeglasses,  power,  trust,  pub,  ring,  debt,  death of wife,  umbrella,  prologue,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  apology,  throat slitting,  eating,  stabbing,  newspaper,  drug use,  f word,  handcuffs,  dead body,  running,  reference to god,  rifle,  taxi,  drink,  punched in the face,  face slap,  food,  shootout,  song,  pistol,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  gun,  kiss,  murder

The Water Diviner (2014)
Drama, War

The Water Diviner (2014)

After the Battle of Gallipoli, in 1915, an Australian farmer, Connor (Russell Crowe), travels to Turkey to find his 3 missing sons. While staying at a hotel in Istanbul, he meets Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), the hotel manager. And tries to find a way to Gallipoli.

Themes:grief,  drinking,  marriage,  suicide
Locations:church
Characters:dancer,  singer
Story:brother brother relationship,  brother in law sister in law relationship,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  suicide of wife,  kiss on the cheek,  overhead shot,  giving a toast,  knocking on a door,  cigarette lighter,  heaven,  kicking,  thunder,  promise,  celebration,  street life,  egg,  tea,  eyeglasses,  suitcase,  death of wife,  umbrella,  grave,  apology,  band,  dead body,  running,  rifle,  lie,  drink,  shot in the head,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  shot to death,  beating,  song,  based on true story,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  murder,  gun,  violence

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

We Own The Night (2007)

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

Themes:funeral,  fear,  drinking,  money,  suicide
Locations:nightclub,  cemetery,  church,  restaurant
Characters:photographer,  dancer,  policeman,  singer
Story:brother brother relationship,  nightclub owner,  bloody face,  police raid,  cigarette lighter,  italian american,  loyalty,  trust,  death of wife,  prologue,  limousine,  no opening credits,  gambling,  throat slitting,  eating,  police station,  drug use,  f word,  rifle,  drink,  camera,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  food,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  song,  pistol,  party,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  gun,  violence,  murder,  death,  police

Bronson (2008) is one of the best movies like Legend (2015)
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama

Bronson (2008)

In 1974, a hot-headed 19 year old named Michael Peterson decided he wanted to make a name for himself and so, with a homemade sawn-off shotgun and a head full of dreams he attempted to rob a post office. Swiftly apprehended and originally sentenced to 7 years in jail, Peterson has subsequently been behind bars for 34 years, 30 of which have been spent in solitary confinement. During that time, Michael Petersen, the boy, faded away and 'Charles Bronson,' his superstar alter ego, took center stage. Inside the mind of Bronson - a scathing indictment of celebrity culture. (Read More)

Themes:celebrity,  insanity,  brutality,  theft,  drinking,  money
Locations:restaurant
Characters:dancer,  policeman,  singer
Story:prison guard,  subjective camera,  viciousness,  overhead shot,  briefs,  suffering,  wristwatch,  tea,  eyeglasses,  long take,  ring,  prologue,  pain,  mental illness,  judge,  handcuffs,  undressing,  drink,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  fistfight,  beating,  prison,  song,  voice over narration,  based on true story,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  police,  violence,  kiss,  death,  murder,  blood

Head-on (2004)
Drama, Romance

Head-on (2004)

In 'Gegen die Wand' Cahit, a 40-something male from Mersin in Turkey has removed everything Turkish from his life. He has become an alcoholic drug addict and at the start of the movie wants to end it all. Sibel a 20-something female from Hamburg wishes to please her Turkish parents yet yearns for freedom. She has had her nose broken by her brother for being seen holding hands with a boy and yet she can not break her mother's heart and run away. She too attempts suicide and she first approaches Cahit there at the Hospital. Sibel asks Cahit to marry her, as she believes this to be the way out of her parent's house. She promises Cahit that their relationship will be like roommates, not like a married couple. The film follows Sibel and Cahit as they get married, become closer and eventually fall in love. (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  drunkenness,  drinking,  jealousy,  money,  marriage,  suicide
Locations:nightclub,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:psychiatrist,  dancer,  singer,  homosexual
Story:breaking a drinking glass,  brother sister relationship,  marriage proposal,  mother in law son in law relationship,  bouncer,  fall,  mental hospital,  kicking,  bloody nose,  switchblade,  drug overdose,  drug abuse,  freeze frame,  brother,  flowers,  death of wife,  apology,  stabbing,  band,  wine,  newspaper,  gay slur,  drug use,  running,  beer,  rifle,  lie,  taxi,  drink,  watching tv,  face slap,  food,  beating,  prison,  song,  voice over narration,  rape,  knife,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  gun,  blood,  death,  murder,  kiss,  violence

Side Effects (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Side Effects (2013)

Emily Taylor, despite being reunited with her husband from prison, becomes severely depressed with emotional episodes and suicide attempts. Her psychiatrist, Jonathan Banks, after conferring with her previous doctor, eventually prescribes an experimental new medication called Ablixa. The plot thickens when the side effects of the drug lead to Emily killing her husband in a "sleepwalking" state. With Emily plea-bargained into mental hospital confinement and Dr. Banks' practice crumbling around him, the case seems closed. However, Dr. Banks cannot accept full responsibility and investigates to clear his name. What follows is a dark quest that threatens to tear what's left of his life apart even as he discovers the diabolical truth of this tragedy. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  funeral,  fear,  drinking,  money,  marriage,  suicide
Locations:courtroom,  bar
Characters:psychiatrist,  policeman
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  prison visit,  prison guard,  asking for help,  acquittal,  woman slaps a man,  mother in law daughter in law relationship,  pill,  mental hospital,  intrigue,  promise,  scam,  fraud,  eyeglasses,  witness,  flowers,  umbrella,  stabbed in the back,  confession,  apology,  judge,  stabbed to death,  eating,  stabbing,  police station,  newspaper,  f word,  handcuffs,  reference to god,  taxi,  drink,  watching tv,  investigation,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  rain,  prison,  voice over narration,  knife,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

Pineapple Express (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. (Read More)

Themes:fear,  drinking,  jealousy,  money
Locations:restaurant
Characters:dancer,  policeman
Story:brother brother relationship,  witness to murder,  hit by a car,  black eye,  cigarette lighter,  kicked in the crotch,  kicking,  bloody nose,  suffering,  wristwatch,  cake,  head butt,  warehouse,  casino,  witness,  court,  suitcase,  stabbed in the back,  prologue,  shot in the leg,  weapon,  stabbing,  drug use,  f word,  handcuffs,  dead body,  birthday,  running,  beer,  rifle,  lie,  drink,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  gangster,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  gun,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death,  kiss

Sleeping With Other People (2015) is one of the best movies like Legend (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Themes:fear,  drinking,  jealousy,  christmas,  marriage
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:dancer,  policeman
Story:brother brother relationship,  marriage proposal,  penis slur,  horniness,  giving a toast,  name calling,  honeymoon,  candy,  contract,  black bra,  nickname,  therapist,  assault,  eyeglasses,  freeze frame,  threat,  flowers,  umbrella,  confession,  apology,  band,  wine,  police station,  soccer,  drug use,  f word,  reference to god,  lie,  taxi,  undressing,  drink,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  rain,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  wedding,  jealousy,  money,  marriage
Locations:courtroom,  cemetery,  church
Characters:policeman
Period:1960s
Story:newspaper headline,  subjective camera,  brother sister relationship,  marriage proposal,  penis slur,  narrated by character,  death of sister,  snowing,  black eye,  bloody nose,  nosebleed,  eyeglasses,  witness,  champagne,  grave,  confession,  no opening credits,  judge,  stabbed to death,  eating,  stabbing,  wine,  newspaper,  gay slur,  f word,  dead body,  birthday,  running,  psychopath,  rifle,  taxi,  punched in the face,  face slap,  food,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  knife,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  kiss,  violence,  blood,  gun,  death,  murder

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