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Legends Of The Fall (1994)
Drama, Romance, War, Western

Legends Of The Fall (1994)

In early 20th-century Montana, Col. William Ludlow lives in the wilderness with his sons, Tristan, Alfred and Samuel. Eventually, the unconventional but close-knit family encounters tragedy when Samuel is killed in World War I. Tristan and Alfred survive their tours of duty, but, soon after they return home, both men fall for Samuel's gorgeous fiancee, Susannah, and their intense rivalry begins to destroy the family. (Read More)

Themes:madness, hunting, trauma, guilt, tragedy, corruption, racism, marriage, suicide, revenge
Mood:epic, melodrama
Locations:usa
Characters:baby
Period:1910s
Story:heart in hand, fiancee, canadian army, estranged family member, borzoi, war widow, irish mob, restlessness, edwardian era, bootlegger, nostalgic, scalping, domineering father, red wine, prohibition, father son estrangement, romantic rivalry, pitchfork, torment, strong language

The Revenant (2015)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western

The Revenant (2015)

While exploring g uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary fronjitiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him. (Read More)

Themes:hunting, guilt, revenge
Locations:usa
Story:bear, scalping, loss of wife, killing an animal, interracial relationship, throat slitting, native american, rifle, knife, father son relationship, based on novel, death, blood, murder

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 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, corruption, racism, suicide, revenge
Mood:epic
Story:prohibition, irish mob, loss of wife, interracial relationship, throat slitting, beer, love triangle, gangster, knife, cigarette smoking, father son relationship, family relationships, based on novel, death, blood, murder

Out Of The Furnace (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

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

Themes:hunting, revenge
Mood:melodrama
Story:war veteran, post traumatic stress disorder, killing an animal, obscene finger gesture, death of brother, rifle, love triangle, brother brother relationship, cigarette smoking, father son relationship, family relationships, death, blood, murder, gun

Once Upon A Time In America (1984) is one of the best movies like Legends Of The Fall (1994)
Crime, Drama

Once Upon A Time In America (1984)

Epic tale of a group of Jewish gangsters in New York, from childhood, through their glory years during prohibition, and their meeting again 35 years later.

Themes:guilt, tragedy, corruption
Mood:epic
Story:prohibition, passion, gangster, based on novel, gun, murder, death, blood

Hamlet (1996)
Drama

Hamlet (1996)

Hamlet, son of the king of Denmark, is summoned home for his father's funeral and his mother's wedding to his uncle. In a supernatural episode, he discovers that his uncle, whom he hates anyway, murdered his father. In an incredibly convoluted plot--the most complicated and most interesting in all literature--he manages to (impossible to put this in exact order) feign (or perhaps not to feign) madness, murder the "prime minister," love and then unlove an innocent whom he drives to madness, plot and then unplot against the uncle, direct a play within a play, successfully conspire against the lives of two well-meaning friends, and finally take his revenge on the uncle, but only at the cost of almost every life on stage, including his own and his mother's. This is why Hamlet (1996) is one of the best movies like Legends Of The Fall (1994). (Read More)

Themes:madness, tragedy, suicide, revenge
Mood:epic
Story:melancholy, premarital sex, father son relationship, family relationships, blood, murder, death

Gangs Of New York (2002)
Crime, Drama

Gangs Of New York (2002)

Having seen his father killed in a major gang fight in New York, young Amsterdam Vallon is spirited away for his own safety. Some years later, he returns to the scene of his father's death, the notorious Five Points district in New York. It's 1863 and lower Manhattan is run by gangs, the most powerful of which is the Natives, headed by Bill "The Butcher" Cutting. He believes that America should belong to native-born Americans and opposes the waves of immigrants, mostly Irish, entering the city. It's also the time of the Civil War and forced conscription leads to the worst riots in US history. Amid the violence and corruption, young Vallon tries to establish himself in the area and also seek revenge over his father's death. (Read More)

Themes:corruption, racism, revenge
Mood:epic
Story:borzoi, premarital sex, throat slitting, impalement, gangster, knife, father son relationship, dog, death, kiss, murder

Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Drama, Romance, War

Doctor Zhivago (1965)

During the Russian Revolution, Yuri Zhivago, is a young doctor who has been raised by his aunt and uncle following his father's suicide. Yuri falls in love with beautiful Lara Guishar, who has been having an affair with her mother's lover, Victor Komarovsky, an unscrupulous businessman. Yuri, however, ends up marrying his cousin, Tonya. But when he and Lara meet again years later, the spark of love reignites. (Read More)

Themes:marriage, suicide, revenge
Mood:epic
Period:1910s
Story:passion, loss of brother, world war one, premarital sex, love triangle, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, based on novel, death, murder

21 Grams (2003) is one of the best movies like Legends Of The Fall (1994)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

21 Grams (2003)

This is the story of three well-meaning but flawed people: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English emigre; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married homemaker with two young daughters, with hiding a secret past; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to live a law-abiding life and raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will have learnt harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably, forever. (Read More)

Themes:guilt, tragedy, marriage, suicide, revenge
Mood:melodrama
Story:infertility, heart, obscene finger gesture, knife, cigarette smoking, father son relationship, family relationships, murder, kiss, blood, death, gun

The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Crime, Drama

The Godfather: Part II (1974)

The continuing saga of the Corleone crime family tells the story of a young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York; and follows Michael Corleone in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.

Themes:tragedy, corruption, marriage, suicide, revenge
Mood:epic, melodrama
Period:1910s
Story:melancholy, sibling rivalry, death of brother, throat slitting, gangster, brother brother relationship, family relationships, based on novel, blood, murder, death

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Comedy, Drama

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Three grown prodigies, all with a unique genius of some kind, and their mother are staying at the family household. Their father, Royal had left them long ago, and comes back to make things right with his family. This is why The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) is one of the best movies like Legends Of The Fall (1994). (Read More)

Themes:racism, marriage
Story:estranged family member, loss of wife, killing an animal, interracial relationship, brother brother relationship, knife, cigarette smoking, father son relationship, family relationships, death, blood, dog

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, suicide, revenge
Mood:epic
Characters:baby
Story:loss of brother, loss of wife, death of brother, impalement, rifle, brother brother relationship, knife, father son relationship, family relationships, death, blood, murder

Cold Mountain (2003) is one of the best movies like Legends Of The Fall (1994)
Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War

Cold Mountain (2003)

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

Themes:hunting, revenge
Mood:epic
Locations:usa
Characters:baby
Story:passion, throat slitting, native american, rifle, knife, father son relationship, family relationships, based on novel, kiss, murder, death, blood, gun

L'instinct De Mort (2008)
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

L'instinct De Mort (2008)

Mesrine: Killer Instinct -- the first of two parts -- charts the outlaw odyssey of Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel), the legendary French gangster of the 1960s and 1970s who came to be known as French Public Enemy No. 1 and The Man of a Thousand Faces. Infamous for his bravado and outrageously daring prison escapes, Mesrine carried out numerous robberies, kidnappings and murders in a criminal career that spanned continents until he was shot dead in 1979 by France's notorious anti-gang unit. Thirty years after his death, his infamy lives on. Mesrine was helped along the way by beautiful and equally reckless Jeanne Schneider (CA(C)cile de France), a Bonnie to match his Clyde. Mesrine made up his own epic, between romanticism and cruelty, flamboyance and tragedy. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy
Mood:epic
Story:red wine, beer, gangster, knife, gun, murder, death

Last Man Standing (1996)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Last Man Standing (1996)

John Smith is an amoral gunslinger in the days of Prohibition. On the lam from his latest (unspecified) exploits, he happens upon the town of Jericho, Texas. Actually, calling Jericho a town would be too generous--it has become more like a ghost town, since two warring gangs have 'driven off all the decent folk.' Smith sees this as an opportunity to play both sides off against each other, earning himself a nice piece of change as a hired gun. Despite his strictly avowed mercenary intentions, he finds himself risking his life for his, albeit skewed, sense of honor.... (Read More)

Themes:corruption, revenge
Story:irish mob, bootlegger, prohibition, gangster, knife, cigarette smoking, gun, blood, kiss, murder

The Proposition (2005)
Crime, Drama, Western

The Proposition (2005)

Rural Australia in the late nineteenth century: Capt. Stanley and his men capture two of the three Burns brothers, Charlie and Mike. Their gang is held responsible for attacking the Hopkins farm, raping pregnant Mrs. Hopkins and murdering the whole family. Arthur Burns, the eldest brother and the gang's mastermind, remains on the loose and has retreated to a mountain hideout. Capt. Stanley's proposition to Charlie is to gain pardon and - more importantly - save his beloved younger brother Mike from the gallows by finding and killing Arthur within nine days. This is why The Proposition (2005) is one of the best movies like Legends Of The Fall (1994). (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, racism, revenge
Story:melancholy, killing an animal, death of brother, impalement, rifle, brother brother relationship, knife, cigarette smoking, family relationships, dog, death, blood, murder

Apocalypto (2006) is one of the best movies like Legends Of The Fall (1994)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Apocalypto (2006)

In the Maya civilization, a peaceful tribe is brutally attacked by warriors seeking slaves and human beings for sacrifice for their gods. Jaguar Paw hides his pregnant wife and his son in a deep hole nearby their tribe and is captured while fighting with his people. An eclipse spares his life from the sacrifice and later he has to fight to survive and save his beloved family. (Read More)

Themes:hunting, marriage
Mood:epic
Story:heart in hand, loss of wife, killing an animal, throat slitting, impalement, knife, father son relationship, murder, death, blood

Ran (1985)
Action, Drama

Ran (1985)

Japanese warlord Hidetori Ichimonji decides the time has come to retire and divide his fiefdom among his three sons. His eldest and middle sons - Taro and Jiro - agree with his decision and promise to support him for his remaining days. The youngest son Saburo disagrees with all of them arguing that there is little likelihood the three brothers will remain united. Insulted by his son's brashness, the warlord banishes Saburo. As the warlord begins his retirement, he quickly realizes that his two eldest sons selfish and have no intention of keeping their promises. It leads to war and only banished Saburo can possibly save him. (Read More)

Themes:madness, hunting, tragedy, marriage, suicide, revenge
Mood:epic
Story:sibling rivalry, death of brother, rifle, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, blood, kiss, murder, dog, gun

Hell Or High Water (2016)
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western

Hell Or High Water (2016)

In Texas, after the death of his mother, the unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard is losing his ranch to the Texas Midlands Bank. Toby is divorced from his wife who lives with their two sons. When his brother Tanner Howard is released from the prison, they team up to rob agencies of the Texas Midlands Bank to raise money to pay the loan so that Toby may leave the real estate to his sons. Meanwhile the Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton who is near retirement and his Indian descendant partner Alberto Parker try to anticipate the next move of the thieves. (Read More)

Themes:racism, revenge
Story:ranch, loss of brother, death of brother, native american, beer, rifle, brother brother relationship, cigarette smoking, father son relationship, dog, death, gun, blood, murder

Tsotsi (2005)
Crime, Drama

Tsotsi (2005)

In Johannesburg, a small time criminal, Tsotsi, is a teenager without feelings, hardened by his tough life. After a series of violent gang hits, Tsotsi hijacks a car. However, whilst driving, Tsotsi finds that there is a baby on the back seat. He brings the baby to his house in the slum. The next six days bring about a change in him that couldn't be foreseen. (Read More)

Themes:guilt
Characters:baby
Story:obscene finger gesture, beer, gangster, knife, cigarette smoking, father son relationship, based on novel, dog, blood, murder, gun, death

Giant (1956) is one of the best movies like Legends Of The Fall (1994)
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. This is why Giant (1956) is one of the best movies like Legends Of The Fall (1994). (Read More)

Themes:racism, marriage
Mood:epic, melodrama
Characters:baby
Story:ranch, rifle, love triangle, cigarette smoking, father son relationship, family relationships, based on novel, dog, death, blood, kiss

Miller's Crossing (1990)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Miller's Crossing (1990)

Tom Reagan (played by Gabriel Byrne) is the right-hand man, and chief adviser, to a mob boss, Leo (Albert Finney). Trouble is brewing between Leo and another mob boss, Johnny Caspar (Jon Polito), over the activities of a bookie, Bernie Bernbaum (John Turturro) and Leo and Tom are at odds on how to deal with it. Meanwhile, Tom is in a secret relationship with Leo's girlfriend, Verna (Marcia Gay Harden), who happens to be the sister of Bernie. In trying to resolve the issue, Tom is cast out from Leo's camp and ultimately finds himself stuck in the middle between several deadly, unforgiving parties. (Read More)

Story:prohibition, heart, irish mob, loss of brother, love triangle, gangster, father son relationship, family relationships, based on novel, dog, death, murder

The Last King Of Scotland (2006)
Biography, Drama, History, Thriller

The Last King Of Scotland (2006)

In the early 1970s, Nicholas Garrigan, a young semi-idealistic Scottish doctor, comes to Uganda to assist in a rural hospital. Once there, he soon meets up with the new President, Idi Amin, who promises a golden age for the African nation. Garrigan hits it off immediately with the rabid Scotland fan, who soon offers him a senior position in the national health department and becomes one of Amin's closest advisers. However as the years pass, Garrigan cannot help but notice Amin's increasingly erratic behavior that grows beyond a legitimate fear of assassination into a murderous insanity that is driving Uganda into bloody ruin. Realizing his dire situation with the lunatic leader unwilling to let him go home, Garrigan must make some crucial decisions that could mean his death if the despot finds out. (Read More)

Themes:madness, corruption, racism, marriage
Story:father son estrangement, killing an animal, interracial relationship, beer, cigarette smoking, father son relationship, family relationships, death, murder, blood, gun

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:trauma, marriage, suicide
Story:loss of brother, post traumatic stress disorder, loss of wife, death of brother, world war one, rifle, brother brother relationship, cigarette smoking, father son relationship, murder, dog, death, blood, gun

Un Long Dimanche De Fiancailles (2004) is one of the best movies like Legends Of The Fall (1994)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, War

Un Long Dimanche De Fiancailles (2004)

Five desperate French soldiers during The Battle of the Somme shoot themselves, either by accident or with purpose, in order to be invalided back home. Having been "caught" a court-martial convenes and determines punishment to be banishment to No Man's Land with the objective of having the Germans finish them off. In the process of telling this tale each man's life is briefly explored along with their next of kin as Methilde, fiancee to one of the men, tries to determine the circumstances of her lover's death. This task is not made any easier for her due to a bout with polio as a child. Along the way she discovers the heights and depths of the human soul. (Read More)

Themes:marriage, revenge
Mood:epic
Period:1910s
Story:fiancee, barbed wire, post traumatic stress disorder, heart, death of brother, world war one, passion, rifle, cigarette smoking, death, based on novel, gun, murder, dog, kiss

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. This is why The Way Of The Gun (2000) is one of the best movies like Legends Of The Fall (1994). (Read More)

Themes:suicide, revenge
Characters:baby
Story:interracial relationship, impalement, rifle, gangster, cigarette smoking, father son relationship, gun, murder, death, blood

Hummingbird (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hummingbird (2013)

Themes:guilt, revenge
Mood:melodrama
Story:post traumatic stress disorder, premarital sex, throat slitting, gangster, knife, murder, death

Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Crime, Drama

Boyz N The Hood (1991)

John Singleton's portrayal of social problems in inner-city Los Angeles takes the form of a tale of three friends growing up together 'in the 'hood.' Half-brothers Doughboy and Ricky Baker are foils for each other's personality, presenting very different approaches to the tough lives they face. Ricky is the 'All-American' athlete, looking to win a football scholarship to USC and seeks salvation through sports, while 'Dough' succumbs to the violence, alcohol, and crime surrounding him in his environment, but maintains a strong sense of pride and code of honor. Between these two is their friend Tre, who is lucky to have a father, 'Furious' Styles, to teach him to have the strength of character to do what is right and to always take responsibility for his actions. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, racism, revenge
Characters:baby
Story:loss of brother, melancholy, death of brother, premarital sex, beer, rifle, gangster, brother brother relationship, knife, cigarette smoking, father son relationship, family relationships, death, gun, blood, murder

Dragonfly (2002) is one of the best movies like Legends Of The Fall (1994)
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Dragonfly (2002)

Dr. Joe Darrow is a recently widowed doctor. He is grieving due to the death of his pregnant wife in a Red Cross mission in Venezuela. Although being atheist, he began to believe that his dead wife wants to communicate with him, through her young patients in the Pediatrics of a Chicago hospital.

Themes:guilt, tragedy
Mood:melodrama
Characters:baby
Story:heart, loss of wife, beer, rifle, cigarette smoking, death, father son relationship, family relationships, gun

The Four Feathers (2002)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, War

The Four Feathers (2002)

Set in 1884 Sudan, this fifth film to be adapted from the A.E.W. Mason novel follows a British officer who resigns his post right before his regiment ships out to battle the rebels. Perceiving his resignation as cowardice, his friends and fiancee give him four white feathers, the symbol of cowardice, but little do they know he's actually going undercover and plans to redeem his honor. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:epic
Story:romantic rivalry, fiancee, rifle, love triangle, father son relationship, family relationships, based on novel, kiss, murder, death, blood, gun

The Last Samurai (2003)
Action, Drama, History, War

The Last Samurai (2003)

In the 1870s, Captain Nathan Algren, a cynical veteran of the American Civil war who will work for anyone, is hired by Americans who want lucrative contracts with the Emperor of Japan to train the peasant conscripts for the first standing imperial army in modern warfare using firearms. The imperial Omura cabinet's first priority is to repress a rebellion of traditionalist Samurai -hereditary warriors- who remain devoted to the sacred dynasty but reject the Westernizing policy and even refuse firearms. Yet when his ill-prepared superior force sets out too soon, their panic allows the sword-wielding samurai to crush them. Badly wounded Algren's courageous stand makes the samurai leader Katsumoto spare his life; once nursed to health he learns to know and respect the old Japanese way, and participates as advisor in Katsumoto's failed attempt to save the Bushido tradition, but Omura gets repressive laws enacted- he must now choose to honor his loyalty to one of the embittered sides when the conflict returns to the battlefield... This is why The Last Samurai (2003) is one of the best movies like Legends Of The Fall (1994). (Read More)

Themes:suicide, revenge
Mood:epic
Story:scalping, loss of brother, war veteran, death of brother, passion, throat slitting, native american, rifle, knife, father son relationship, blood, kiss, murder, death, gun

Shi Mian Mai Fu (2004)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance

Shi Mian Mai Fu (2004)

During the reign of the Tang dynasty in China, a secret organization called "The House of the Flying Daggers" rises and opposes the government. A police officer called Leo sends officer Jin to investigate a young dancer named Mei, claiming that she has ties to the "Flying Daggers". Leo arrests Mei, only to have Jin breaking her free in a plot to gain her trust and lead the police to the new leader of the secret organization. But things are far more complicated than they seem... (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, corruption, marriage, revenge
Story:romantic rivalry, passion, throat slitting, love triangle, blood, kiss, death, murder

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016) is one of the best movies like Legends Of The Fall (1994)
Action, Horror, Romance

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)

The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it's too late.

Themes:marriage, revenge
Mood:melodrama
Story:throat slitting, impalement, rifle, love triangle, knife, family relationships, based on novel, murder, kiss, gun, dog, death, blood

Straw Dogs (1971)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Straw Dogs (1971)

Upon moving to Britain to get away from American violence, astrophysicist David Sumner and his wife Amy are bullied and taken advantage of by the locals hired to do construction. When David finally takes a stand it escalates quickly into a bloody battle as the locals assault his house.

Themes:hunting, trauma, corruption, marriage, revenge
Story:passion, rifle, brother brother relationship, knife, cigarette smoking, based on novel, death, gun, kiss, murder, blood, dog

Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Drama, Romance

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Two young men, Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist, meet when they get a job as sheep herders on Brokeback Mountain. They are at first strangers, then they become friends. Throughout the weeks, they grow closer as they learn more about each other. One night, after some heavy drinking, they find a deeper connection. They then indulge in a blissful romance for the rest of the summer. Unable to deal with their feelings for each other, they part ways at the end of the summer. Four years go by, and they each settle down, Ennis in Wyoming with his wife and two girls, and Jack in Texas with his wife and son. Still longing for each other, they meet back up, and are faced with the fact that they need each other. They undeniably need each other, and unsure of what to do, they start a series of "fishing trips", in order to spend time together. The relationship struggles on for years until tragedy strikes. (Read More)

Themes:hunting, tragedy, marriage
Characters:baby
Story:ranch, bear, rifle, cigarette smoking, father son relationship, family relationships, gun, dog, kiss, blood, murder

The Salvation (2014)
Drama, Western

The Salvation (2014)

The American West in the 1870s. A European settler, Jon Jensen (Mads Mikkelsen), has just welcomed his wife and son to the country when they are kidnapped and murdered. He takes revenge on the murderers, only to discover that one was the brother of a local land baron, Henry Delarue. Delarue runs the local town with a brutal hand. Now he wants vengeance on the man who killed his brother and the local townspeople are too scared of him to stand up to him. Jon is fighting more than just the local thugs, he is facing the entire town. This is why The Salvation (2014) is one of the best movies like Legends Of The Fall (1994). (Read More)

Themes:corruption, revenge
Story:war veteran, loss of wife, rifle, brother brother relationship, knife, gun, death, murder, blood

A History Of Violence (2005) is one of the best movies like Legends Of The Fall (1994)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

A History Of Violence (2005)

This is the story of a mild-mannered man, named Tom Stall, who becomes a local hero through an act of violence, he lives a happy and quiet life with his lawyer wife and their two children in the small town of Millbrook, Indiana. But one night their idyllic existence is shattered when Tom foils a vicious attempted robbery in his diner. Sensing danger, he takes action and saves his customers and friends in the self-defense killings of two-sought-after criminals. Heralded as a hero, Tom's life is changed overnight, attracting a national media circus, which forces him into the spotlight. Uncomfortable with his newfound celebrity, Tom tries to return to the normalcy of his ordinary life only to be confronted by a mysterious and threatening man who arrives in town believing Tom is the man who wronged him in the past. As Tom and his family fight back against this case of mistaken identity and struggle to cope with their changed reality, they are forced to confront their relationships and the divisive issues which surface as a result. (Read More)

Themes:trauma, marriage, revenge
Story:irish mob, barbed wire, sibling rivalry, obscene finger gesture, death of brother, rifle, gangster, brother brother relationship, knife, cigarette smoking, father son relationship, family relationships, murder, death, kiss, blood, gun

John Q (2002)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

John Q (2002)

John Quincy Archibald's son Michael collapses while playing baseball as a result of heart failure. John rushes Michael to a hospital emergency room where he is informed that Michael's only hope is a transplant. Unfortunately, John's insurance won't cover his son's transplant. Out of options, John Q. takes the emergency room staff and patients hostage until hospital doctors agree to do the transplant. (Read More)

Themes:marriage
Story:heart in hand, heart, rifle, cigarette smoking, father son relationship, family relationships, gun, death, blood

Ladder 49 (2004)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Ladder 49 (2004)

Under the watchful eye of his mentor Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. Jack has reached a crossroads, however, as the sacrifices he's made have put him in harm's way innumerable times and significantly impacted his relationship with his wife and kids. Responding to the worst blaze in his career, he becomes trapped inside a 20-story building. And as he reflects on his life, now Deputy Chief Kennedy frantically coordinates the effort to save him. (Read More)

Themes:marriage
Mood:melodrama
Characters:baby
Story:loss of brother, death of brother, premarital sex, cigarette smoking, father son relationship, family relationships, dog, death, blood

On The Waterfront (1954)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

On The Waterfront (1954)

Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny's thugs, and later meets the dead man's sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force him to provide information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers. (Read More)

Themes:trauma, corruption
Mood:melodrama
Story:loss of brother, death of brother, passion, beer, gangster, brother brother relationship, murder, death, family relationships, gun

Conviction (2010) is one of the best movies like Legends Of The Fall (1994)
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. This is why Conviction (2010) is one of the best movies like Legends Of The Fall (1994). (Read More)

Themes:guilt, marriage, suicide
Characters:baby
Story:barbed wire, beer, brother brother relationship, knife, cigarette smoking, father son relationship, family relationships, dog, death, blood, gun, murder

The Untouchables (1987)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Untouchables (1987)

1920's prohibition Chicago is corrupt from the judges downward. So in going up against Al Capone, Treasury agent Eliot Ness picks just two cops to help him and his accountant colleague. One is a sharp-shooting rookie, the other a seen-it-all beat man. The four of them are ready to battle Capone and his empire, but it could just be that guns are not the best way to get him. (Read More)

Themes:corruption, racism, marriage, revenge
Locations:usa
Characters:baby
Story:prohibition, gangster, based on novel, death, blood, murder

Alfie (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Alfie (2004)

In Manhattan, the British limousine driver Alfie is surrounded by beautiful women, most of them clients, and he lives as a Don Juan, having one night stands with all of them and without any sort of commitment. His girl-friend and single-mother Julie is quite upset with the situation and his best friends are his colleague Marlon and his girl-friend Lonette. Alfie has a brief affair with Lonette, and the consequences of his act forces Alfie to reflect and wonder about his life style. (Read More)

Themes:marriage
Mood:melodrama
Locations:usa
Characters:baby
Story:obscene finger gesture, premarital sex, interracial relationship, beer, knife, cigarette smoking, dog, death, kiss

Gran Torino (2008)
Drama

Gran Torino (2008)

Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. He is a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor Thao, a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin, tries to steal his Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao's family, Kowalski is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, racism, revenge
Locations:usa
Characters:baby
Story:war veteran, post traumatic stress disorder, beer, rifle, gangster, brother brother relationship, knife, cigarette smoking, father son relationship, family relationships, murder, death, dog, gun, blood

The Last Of The Mohicans (1992) is one of the best movies like Legends Of The Fall (1994)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War

The Last Of The Mohicans (1992)

The last members of a dying Native American tribe, the Mohicans -- Uncas, his father Chingachgook, and his adopted half-white brother Hawkeye -- live in peace alongside British colonists. But when the daughters of a British colonel are kidnapped by a traitorous scout, Hawkeye and Uncas must rescue them in the crossfire of a gruesome military conflict of which they wanted no part: the French and Indian War. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:epic
Story:heart in hand, native american, scalping, interracial relationship, throat slitting, love triangle, brother brother relationship, based on novel, murder, death, blood

Haute Tension (2003)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Haute Tension (2003)

Alexia travels with her friend Marie to spend a couple of days with her family in their farm in the country. They arrive late and they are welcomed by Alexia's father. Late in the night, a sadistic and sick killer breaks into the farmhouse, slaughters Alexia's family--including their dog--and kidnaps Alexia. Marie hides from the criminal and tries to help the hysterical and frightened Alexia, chase the maniac, and disclose his identity in the end. This is why Haute Tension (2003) is one of the best movies like Legends Of The Fall (1994). (Read More)

Themes:madness
Story:barbed wire, killing an animal, death of brother, throat slitting, impalement, rifle, knife, cigarette smoking, father son relationship, family relationships, murder, gun, dog, death, blood

The Salton Sea (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Salton Sea (2002)

After the murder of his beloved wife, Danny Parker is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey he befriends slacker Jimmy the Finn and becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons. Danny is antagonized by undercover narcotics agents and sadistic dealer Pooh-Bear. (Read More)

Themes:corruption, revenge
Story:killing an animal, bear, beer, rifle, knife, cigarette smoking, murder, death, blood

Allied (2016)
Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War

Allied (2016)

In the middle of World War II, in turbulent 1942, a plane flies over Morocco and drops a Royal Canadian Air Force paratrooper who comes in to land on a drop zone, somewhere in the desert dunes outside Casablanca. Just in time before anyone notices him, the fearless Wing Commander Max Vatan gets in a car and heads to the town with orders to meet Parisian Marianne Beausejour, a skillful member of the French Resistance. On a mission to assassinate the German Ambassador in Casablanca, the two operatives must convince every one of their true feelings as a married couple, while in the background, they need to make the necessary preparations for the critical soiree. Without delay, after the success of this suicide mission, Max and Marianne flee together to England with plans on marrying and making a family, regardless of the war. Instead, heavy clouds of distrust and suspicion threaten their relationship, when Max receives a call from the Secret Service Division to inform him that his beloved wife is actually an impostor. In disbelief, with a terrible task in his hands and crushed under a devastating dilemma, Max must find the courage to seek for answers in the perilous streets of bombarded London, regardless of the outcome. In the end, amid duty and love, who shall live and who shall die? (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, marriage, suicide
Characters:baby
Story:ranch, loss of wife, premarital sex, passion, beer, rifle, cigarette smoking, father son relationship, death, blood, murder, gun, kiss

A Hologram For The King (2016) is one of the best movies like Legends Of The Fall (1994)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

A Hologram For The King (2016)

Themes:hunting
Locations:usa
Story:stroke, bear, beer, rifle, cigarette smoking, father son relationship, family relationships, based on novel, blood, gun, kiss

The Wolfman (2010)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

The Wolfman (2010)

Lawrence Talbot's childhood ended the night his mother died. His father sent him from the sleepy Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor to an insane asylum, then he goes to America. When his brother's fiancee, Gwen Conliffe, tracks him down to help find her missing love, Talbot returns to his father's estate to learn that his brother's mauled body has been found. Reunited with his estranged father, Lawrence sets out to find his brother's killer... and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself. Someone or something with brute strength and insatiable blood lust has been killing the villagers, and a suspicious Scotland Yard inspector named Aberline comes to investigate. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Story:fiancee, bear, death of brother, throat slitting, impalement, rifle, father son relationship, murder, dog, death, blood

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