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Limitless (2011)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Limitless (2011)

An action-thriller about a writer who takes an experimental drug that allows him to use 100 percent of his mind. As one man evolves into the perfect version of himself, forces more corrupt than he can imagine mark him for assassination. Out-of-work writer Eddie Morra's (Cooper) rejection by girlfriend Lindy (Abbie Cornish) confirms his belief that he has zero future. That all vanishes the day an old friend introduces Eddie to NZT, a designer pharmaceutical that makes him laser focused and more confident than any man alive. Now on an NZT-fueled odyssey, everything Eddie's read, heard or seen is instantly organized and available to him. As the former nobody rises to the top of the financial world, he draws the attention of business mogul Carl Van Loon (De Niro), who sees this enhanced version of Eddie as the tool to make billions. But brutal side effects jeopardize his meteoric ascent. With a dwindling stash and hit men who will eliminate him to get the NZT, Eddie must stay wired long enough to elude capture and fulfill his destiny. If he can't, he will become just another victim who thought he'd found invincibility in a bottle. (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  greed,  surrealism
Locations:apartment,  hotel,  bar
Characters:writer,  lawyer
Story:experimental drug,  drug problem,  fictional drug,  drug pusher,  drug withdrawal,  drug,  drug addiction,  drug addict,  character appears in newspaper,  drug dealer,  male vomiting,  newspaper headline,  struggling writer,  campaign headquarters,  internal view of body,  reference to oliver twist,  three against one,  tailored suit,  infinity pool,  corporate jet,  reference to hugh hefner,  blacking out,  fisheye lens,  stabbed with a needle,  brain capacity,  day trading,  blood pool,  speaking italian,  1 year later,  stabbed in stomach,  stock trading,  loading gun,  multi millionaire,  new york police department,  tattoo on hand,  cliff diving,  needle in eye,  polyglot,  upside down camera shot,  thrown through a glass door,  memory lapse,  safecracking,  playing poker,  stock broker,  wall street,  merger,  taking a pill,  facial cut,  police lineup,  contemplating suicide,  jump cut,  kissing in public,  rise to power,  pack of money,  trippy,  self narration,  language learning,  close up of mouth,  grand piano,  outnumbered,  limping,  hundred dollar bill,  stabbed multiple times,  drinking blood,  condominium,  superhuman,  title spoken by narrator,  starts with narration,  some scenes animated,  stock market,  murder suspect,  extreme close up,  ice rink,  first person narration,  bilingualism,  in medias res,  tailor,  rags to riches,  unsubtitled foreign language,  writer's block,  loan shark,  chinese restaurant,  dying man,  russian mafia,  central park manhattan new york city,  scene before opening credits,  piano playing,  reading aloud,  intelligence,  narrated by character,  bag of money,  close up of eyes,  playing piano,  stabbed in the eye,  raised middle finger,  ice skating,  sex in a bathroom,  safe,  punched in the stomach,  gash in the face,  junkie,  pills,  told in flashback,  severed hand,  stabbed in the stomach,  hypodermic needle,  fainting,  syringe,  subtitled scene,  reference to william shakespeare,  premarital sex,  threat,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  stalking,  injection,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  flash forward,  news report,  home invasion,  police detective,  nonlinear timeline,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  politician,  police station,  newspaper,  foot chase,  manhattan new york city,  supernatural power,  hallucination,  sex standing up,  car crash,  vomiting,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  woman on top,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  new york city,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  interracial sex,  bare chested male,  one word title,  based on novel,  murder,  flashback,  death

Hummingbird (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hummingbird (2013)

Locations:apartment
Story:newspaper headline,  chinese restaurant,  bag of money,  punched in the stomach,  subtitled scene,  premarital sex,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  home invasion,  foot chase,  hallucination,  vomiting,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  surprise ending,  knife,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  one word title,  flashback,  murder,  death

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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)

Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:lawyer
Story:drug,  drug pusher,  drug addiction,  drug addict,  drug dealer,  rise to power,  bag of money,  safe,  junkie,  threat,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  police detective,  stabbed in the chest,  police station,  manhattan new york city,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  new york city,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  flashback

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)

Locations:bar
Story:drug addiction,  drug addict,  drug dealer,  bag of money,  junkie,  told in flashback,  hypodermic needle,  syringe,  reference to william shakespeare,  injection,  police detective,  nonlinear timeline,  car crash,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  beating,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  flashback

Safe (2012) is one of the best movies like Limitless (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Safe (2012)

In China, the girl Mei is a genius that looks like a computer in numbers. She is abducted by the Chinese Triads and the boss Han Jiao ends Mei to Chinatown, in New York, to help him in the control of his activities. Meanwhile, the fighter Luke Wright has his life destroyed when he wins a fight against the will of the Russian Mafia and accidentally kills his opponent. The Russian mobsters kill his wife and the alcoholic Luke wanders on the streets and hostels with no objective in life. One day, Han Jiao asks Mei to memorize a long number and soon the Russian Mafia abducts the girl from the Chinese mobs. She escapes from the mobsters and is chased by the Russians; by the corrupt detectives from the NYPD; and by the Triads. When Luke sees the girl fleeing from the Russian mobs in the subway, he protects the girl and discovers that the number she had memorized is the combination of a safe where the Triads keep 30 million dollars. Luke is an elite agent and uses his skills to protect the girl. (Read More)

Locations:hotel,  bar
Story:contemplating suicide,  russian mafia,  bag of money,  safe,  subtitled scene,  bodyguard,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  police detective,  nonlinear timeline,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  foot chase,  car crash,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  knife,  new york city,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  one word title,  death,  flashback,  murder

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Lucy (2014)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Lucy (2014)

It was supposed to be a simple job. All Lucy had to do was deliver a mysterious briefcase to Mr. Jang. But immediately Lucy is caught up in a nightmarish deal where she is captured and turned into a drug mule for a new and powerful synthetic drug. When the bag she is carrying inside of her stomach leaks, Lucy's body undergoes unimaginable changes that begins to unlock her mind's full potential. With her new-found powers, Lucy turns into a merciless warrior intent on getting back at her captors. She receives invaluable help from Professor Norman, the leading authority on the human mind, and French police captain Pierre Del Rio. This is why Lucy (2014) is one of the best movies like Limitless (2011). (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Locations:hotel
Story:drug,  brain capacity,  fictional drug,  experimental drug,  drug addict,  drug dealer,  internal view of body,  some scenes animated,  unsubtitled foreign language,  intelligence,  junkie,  syringe,  subtitled scene,  injection,  bodyguard,  news report,  police detective,  police station,  foot chase,  hallucination,  supernatural power,  car crash,  vomiting,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  knife,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  death,  murder

Taking Lives (2004)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Taking Lives (2004)

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

Locations:apartment,  hotel,  bar
Story:drug addict,  drug dealer,  newspaper headline,  extreme close up,  bilingualism,  scene before opening credits,  severed hand,  subtitled scene,  premarital sex,  stalking,  bodyguard,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  flash forward,  news report,  home invasion,  police detective,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  police station,  foot chase,  sex standing up,  car crash,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  murder,  death,  flashback

Takers (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Takers (2010)

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

Locations:apartment,  hotel,  bar
Story:drug addict,  drug dealer,  russian mafia,  piano playing,  bag of money,  punched in the stomach,  gash in the face,  junkie,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  police detective,  police station,  foot chase,  car crash,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  death

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Run All Night (2015) is one of the best movies like Limitless (2011)
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)

Locations:bar
Story:drug dealer,  newspaper headline,  stabbed multiple times,  starts with narration,  in medias res,  narrated by character,  bag of money,  gash in the face,  told in flashback,  drug,  subtitled scene,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  home invasion,  police detective,  nonlinear timeline,  stabbed to death,  police station,  foot chase,  manhattan new york city,  car crash,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  knife,  new york city,  death,  flashback,  murder

Bullet To The Head (2012)
Action, Thriller

Bullet To The Head (2012)

In New Orleans, the hit men James Bonomo, a.k.a. Jimmy Bobo, and Louis Blanchard execute the dirty cop Hank Greely in a hotel room. But they are betrayed and Louis is stabbed in a bar by the mercenary Keegan while waiting for the payment of the contract. Meanwhile the Washington D.C. police detective Taylor Kwon comes to New Orleans to investigate the murder of Greely, who had stolen evidences from the Police Department. Soon he is shot by two dirty detectives but Jimmy saves his life. Jimmy brings Taylor to the shop of his daughter Lisa and she removes the bullet from his shoulder and nurses him. Taylor and Jimmy form the most unlikely partnership to investigate the crimes and after contacting the intermediate Ronnie Earl that had hired Jimmy and Louis, they discover a network of corruption formed by the lawyer Marcus Baptiste and the entrepreneur Robert Nkomo Morel. (Read More)

Locations:hotel,  bar
Characters:lawyer
Story:newspaper headline,  stabbed multiple times,  punched in the stomach,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  police detective,  nonlinear timeline,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  police station,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  knife,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  flashback

Morgan (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Story:bilingualism,  close up of eyes,  stabbed in the eye,  gash in the face,  hypodermic needle,  subtitled scene,  injection,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  foot chase,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  flashback,  murder,  death

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American Ultra (2015)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

American Ultra (2015)

Small-town stoner Mike Howell ('Jesse Eisenberg' (qv)) spends most of his time getting high and writing a graphic novel about a superhero monkey. What Mike doesn't know is that he was trained by the CIA to be a lethal killing machine. When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Now, the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting wasted by the failed test subjects that are sent after him by the CIA. (Read More)

Locations:hotel
Story:drug dealer,  newspaper headline,  extreme close up,  bilingualism,  in medias res,  unsubtitled foreign language,  gash in the face,  told in flashback,  bodyguard,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  flash forward,  news report,  home invasion,  nonlinear timeline,  stabbed in the chest,  police station,  car crash,  vomiting,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  martial arts,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback,  death

Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like Limitless (2011)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal. (Read More)

Story:pack of money,  bilingualism,  bag of money,  playing piano,  raised middle finger,  told in flashback,  hypodermic needle,  subtitled scene,  injection,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  news report,  home invasion,  nonlinear timeline,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  foot chase,  car crash,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  one word title,  flashback,  murder,  death

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Locations:hotel,  bar
Story:bilingualism,  tailor,  russian mafia,  central park manhattan new york city,  raised middle finger,  subtitled scene,  bodyguard,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  foot chase,  manhattan new york city,  car crash,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  new york city,  martial arts,  flashback,  murder,  death

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Self/less (2015)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Self/less (2015)

An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

Themes:surrealism
Locations:apartment,  bar
Story:newspaper headline,  taking a pill,  trippy,  central park manhattan new york city,  pills,  fainting,  premarital sex,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  hallucination,  car crash,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  new york city,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  murder

A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014)

Matt Scudder is a former cop now a private eye. He is asked by a drug dealer to find the men who kidnapped his wife. It seems like they killed her even after he paid them. Scudder refuses. But the man later goes to see him and tells him how his wife was killed. Scudder takes the job. He does some research and thinks the men he is looking for have done this more than once. And that everyone they grabbed is connected to a drug dealer. He was about to give up when they grab another girl and Scudder tries make sure she's returned alive. This is why A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014) is one of the best movies like Limitless (2011). (Read More)

Locations:bar
Story:drug dealer,  drug,  drug addict,  newspaper headline,  unsubtitled foreign language,  bag of money,  stalking,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  police detective,  stabbed to death,  foot chase,  car crash,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  knife,  new york city,  based on novel,  death,  murder,  flashback

Broken City (2013) is one of the best movies like Limitless (2011)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Broken City (2013)

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

Locations:apartment,  hotel,  bar
Characters:lawyer
Story:newspaper headline,  unsubtitled foreign language,  bodyguard,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  flash forward,  news report,  home invasion,  police detective,  politician,  manhattan new york city,  car crash,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback,  death

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

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. (Read More)

Themes:greed
Locations:apartment
Story:punched in the stomach,  hypodermic needle,  syringe,  stalking,  injection,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  flash forward,  home invasion,  police detective,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  police station,  foot chase,  manhattan new york city,  vomiting,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  based on novel,  death,  murder,  flashback

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

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

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

Locations:bar
Story:drug addict,  drug dealer,  loan shark,  raised middle finger,  safe,  punched in the stomach,  junkie,  hypodermic needle,  injection,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  police station,  foot chase,  car crash,  vomiting,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  martial arts,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  death

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

Wild Card (2015)

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

Themes:greed
Locations:hotel,  bar
Characters:lawyer
Story:pack of money,  hundred dollar bill,  stabbed multiple times,  punched in the stomach,  bodyguard,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  murder,  flashback,  death

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15 Minutes (2001) is one of the best movies like Limitless (2011)
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." This is why 15 Minutes (2001) is one of the best movies like Limitless (2011). (Read More)

Themes:greed
Locations:apartment,  hotel,  bar
Characters:lawyer
Story:new york police department,  central park manhattan new york city,  close up of eyes,  subtitled scene,  news report,  home invasion,  police detective,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  police station,  foot chase,  manhattan new york city,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  cell phone,  knife,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  death

Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Story:drug addict,  drug dealer,  told in flashback,  premarital sex,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  flash forward,  police detective,  police station,  foot chase,  vomiting,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  death

The Guest (2014)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Locations:bar
Story:drug dealer,  newspaper headline,  hundred dollar bill,  premarital sex,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  car crash,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  woman on top,  surprise ending,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  death

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Homefront (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Homefront (2013)

Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his actions against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his bosses son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9 year old daughter, Maddy. He decides to quit the turbulent and demanding life of thrill for Maddy's sake and retires to a small town. His daughter fights off a boy who is bullying her at school, and this sets in motion a round of events that end in his direct confrontation with the local Meth drug lord. His past history with the biker gang also enters the arena, making matters more complex. But he has a mission in his mind to protect his daughter and he is ready to pay any cost that it demands. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:lawyer
Story:drug addict,  drug dealer,  punched in the stomach,  junkie,  drug,  threat,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  foot chase,  car crash,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  martial arts,  one word title,  based on novel,  murder,  flashback,  death

Atomic Blonde (2017) is one of the best movies like Limitless (2011)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

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

Locations:apartment,  hotel,  bar
Story:bilingualism,  scene before opening credits,  intelligence,  told in flashback,  subtitled scene,  premarital sex,  stalking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  flash forward,  news report,  home invasion,  nonlinear timeline,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  foot chase,  car crash,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  knife,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  murder,  death,  flashback

Repo Men (2010)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Repo Men (2010)

In the future humans have extended and improved our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called "The Union". The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don't pay your bill, "The Union" sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property... with no concern for your comfort or survival. Former soldier Remy is one of the best organ repo men in the business. But when he suffers a cardiac failure on the job, he awakens to find himself fitted with the company's top-of-the-line heart-replacement... as well as a hefty debt. But a side effect of the procedure is that his heart's no longer in the job. When he can't make the payments, The Union sends its toughest enforcer, Remy's former partner Jake, to track him down. This is why Repo Men (2010) is one of the best movies like Limitless (2011). (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Locations:apartment,  bar
Story:drug withdrawal,  drug addiction,  internal view of body,  narrated by character,  punched in the stomach,  gash in the face,  junkie,  stabbed in the stomach,  hypodermic needle,  premarital sex,  injection,  news report,  home invasion,  nonlinear timeline,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  foot chase,  car crash,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  knife,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  flashback,  murder,  death

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Rocknrolla (2008)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Rocknrolla (2008)

Lenny Cole, a London mob boss, puts the bite on all local real estate transactions. For substantial fees, he's helping Uri Omovich, a Russian developer. As a sign of good faith, Omovich loans Cole a valuable painting, promptly stolen off Cole's wall. While Cole's men, led by the dependable Archie, look for the canvas, three local petty criminals, the Wild Bunch, steal money from the Russian using inside information from his accountant, the lovely Stella. Meanwhile, a local drug-addled rocker, Johnny Quid, is reported drowned, and his connection to Cole is the key to unraveling the deceits and double crosses of life in the underworld. (Read More)

Story:drug addict,  title spoken by narrator,  russian mafia,  sex in a bathroom,  stabbed in the stomach,  drug,  premarital sex,  stabbed in the chest,  foot chase,  car crash,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  beating,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  flashback

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Locations:apartment
Story:drug dealer,  newspaper headline,  raised middle finger,  news report,  home invasion,  police detective,  police station,  foot chase,  car crash,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  fistfight,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  flashback

Scream 3 (2000) is one of the best movies like Limitless (2011)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 3 (2000)

A new film is currently in production, and a killer is on the loose. The murders draw a reporter, ex-cop, and young woman to the set of the movie inspired by their life. They soon find out that they are dealing with a trilogy, and in a trilogy...anything can happen.

Locations:apartment,  bar
Story:thrown through a glass door,  raised middle finger,  stabbed in the stomach,  premarital sex,  stalking,  bodyguard,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  home invasion,  police detective,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  police station,  foot chase,  hallucination,  car crash,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  martial arts,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder

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Seeking Justice (2011)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Seeking Justice (2011)

In New Orleans, English teacher of the high school Rampart High, Will Gerard, and his wife, musician Laura Gerard, are in love with each other. One night, Laura leaves a rehearsal and is assaulted, while Will is playing chess with his friend Jimmy. Will is visiting her in hospital when, out of the blue, a stranger named Simon tells him that he belongs to an organization of vigilantes and offers to eliminate the assailant. In return, the organisation would want a favor from Will in the future. Will agrees, and the criminal is murdered. Six months later, Simon collects his debt with Will. He demands that Will kill Alan Marsh, a pedophile. Will accidentally kills Alan and soon he learns that the victim was an awarded journalist that was investigating the organization. Now he seeks evidences to prove his innocence but the network of the organization is powerful and is seeking Will out to eliminate him. (Read More)

Locations:apartment,  bar
Story:newspaper headline,  murder suspect,  reference to william shakespeare,  stalking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  flash forward,  news report,  home invasion,  police detective,  police station,  foot chase,  car crash,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  one word title,  flashback,  murder,  death

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

Marv is unconscious on a highway surrounded by corpses. When he awakes, he has amnesia and tries to recall his last steps from the Kadie's saloon on the Saturday night. He recalls that he found four playboys burning a homeless man alive and defended the poor man. Marv hunts them down and kills the group. The cocky gambler Johnny hits jackpot in slot machines in the Kadie's saloon and invites the waitress Marcie to go with him to play poker game against the powerful Senator Roark. He wins the game and suffers the consequence of his arrogance. The private detective Dwight McCarthy is contacted by his former lover Ava Lord that asks to meet him at the Kadie's saloon. Ava asks him for forgiveness for leaving him to marry the wealthy Damian Lord. However her strong chauffeur Manute takes her home. Dwight snoops around Ava's house but is found and beaten by Manute and the bodyguards. When he returns home, Ava is waiting for him naked in the bed and seduces him again. Then she tells that Damian and Manute torture her and soon she will be killed. Once again Manute takes Ava with him and hits Dwight that invites Marv to help him to rescue Ava. Damian denies the accusation but Dwight beats him to death while Marv tear Manute's eye out. But soon Dwight finds that he was lured by Ava that shoots him. Marv rescues Dwight and takes him to the Old Town where Dwight finds his former lover Gail that helps him to recover while Dwight plots revenge against Ava. This is why Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) is one of the best movies like Limitless (2011). (Read More)

Locations:apartment,  hotel,  bar
Story:narrated by character,  safe,  punched in the stomach,  gash in the face,  severed hand,  premarital sex,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  police detective,  nonlinear timeline,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  foot chase,  hallucination,  car crash,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  woman on top,  voice over narration,  knife,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  murder,  death,  flashback

Logan (2017)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Locations:hotel,  bar
Story:drug addict,  newspaper headline,  bilingualism,  stabbed in the eye,  junkie,  pills,  severed hand,  hypodermic needle,  subtitled scene,  stalking,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  foot chase,  supernatural power,  car crash,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  death

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Kill List (2011) is one of the best movies like Limitless (2011)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller

Kill List (2011)

Locations:hotel
Story:pack of money,  stabbed multiple times,  stabbed in the stomach,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  vomiting,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  beating,  surprise ending,  knife,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  murder

3 Days To Kill (2014)
Action, Drama, Thriller

3 Days To Kill (2014)

Dying of brain cancer, a dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he's previously kept at arm's length to keep out of danger; but first, he must complete one last mission - even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunt down the world's most ruthless terrorist and look after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years while his wife is out of town. (Read More)

Locations:apartment,  hotel,  bar
Story:experimental drug,  limping,  hypodermic needle,  drug,  syringe,  subtitled scene,  injection,  bodyguard,  police station,  foot chase,  hallucination,  car crash,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  flashback,  murder,  death

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)

Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:lawyer
Story:fictional drug,  experimental drug,  drug,  drug addict,  stabbed multiple times,  stock market,  bilingualism,  unsubtitled foreign language,  stabbed in the stomach,  syringe,  stalking,  injection,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  nonlinear timeline,  stabbed to death,  police station,  newspaper,  manhattan new york city,  vomiting,  woman on top,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  knife,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  flashback

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Old Boy (2013)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Old Boy (2013)

An advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment. This is why Old Boy (2013) is one of the best movies like Limitless (2011). (Read More)

Locations:bar
Story:newspaper headline,  outnumbered,  hundred dollar bill,  chinese restaurant,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  home invasion,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  foot chase,  hallucination,  vomiting,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  new york city,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  death

Looper (2012) is one of the best movies like Limitless (2011)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Looper (2012)

Joe is classified as a "looper", a job in which his employers use time travel to send men from the future to be killed into the past, where Joe can properly dispose of their bodies. However, to tie up loose ends and erase the evidence of his ever being a looper, Joe knows that one day his future self will be sent back for him to kill. When this day comes, Joe's future self is prepared and escapes, and the two men struggle separately in the past trying to evade capture and attempting to fulfill their own personal agendas. (Read More)

Story:drug withdrawal,  drug addiction,  drug addict,  title spoken by narrator,  starts with narration,  bilingualism,  junkie,  severed hand,  syringe,  subtitled scene,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  supernatural power,  vomiting,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  murder,  death,  flashback

Trespass (2011)
Crime, Thriller

Trespass (2011)

Kyle and Sarah Miller have it all: a huge gated house on the water, fancy cars, and the potential for romance in their relationship. He's just back from a business trip (he brokers diamonds) and their teen daughter Avery is sneaking out to a party, when four thugs in security uniforms and ski masks stage a home invasion. They want what's in the safe: cash and diamonds. Kyle stalls them, trying to negotiate for Sarah's freedom. Over the next few hours, the back stories of the four robbers (two brothers, a girlfriend, and the representative of a local drug kingpin) as well as the fault lines in Kyle and Sarah's marriage come into play. Is there room here for heroism? (Read More)

Story:safe,  drug dealer,  stabbed with a needle,  outnumbered,  drug,  syringe,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  car crash,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  surprise ending,  knife,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  flashback

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Flatliners (1990)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Flatliners (1990)

Medical students begin to explore the realm of near death experiences, hoping for insights. Each has their heart stopped and is revived. They begin having flashes of walking nightmares from their childhood, reflecting sins they committed or had committed against them. The experiences continue to intensify, and they begin to be physically beaten by their visions as they try and go deeper into the death experience to find a cure. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Locations:apartment
Story:drug addiction,  drug addict,  close up of eyes,  punched in the stomach,  gash in the face,  junkie,  hypodermic needle,  syringe,  premarital sex,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  foot chase,  hallucination,  supernatural power,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  beating,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  interracial sex,  death,  bare chested male,  one word title,  flashback

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Story:russian mafia,  close up of eyes,  stabbed in the stomach,  subtitled scene,  threat,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  police detective,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  foot chase,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  knife,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  death

Triple 9 (2016) is one of the best movies like Limitless (2011)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Triple 9 (2016)

In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. This is why Triple 9 (2016) is one of the best movies like Limitless (2011). (Read More)

Themes:greed
Locations:apartment,  bar
Story:drug addict,  drug dealer,  newspaper headline,  russian mafia,  scene before opening credits,  bag of money,  safe,  junkie,  subtitled scene,  bodyguard,  news report,  police detective,  police station,  foot chase,  car crash,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder

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The November Man (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The November Man (2014)

Peter Devereaux is a former CIA agent who is asked by the man he worked for to extract a woman who is in Russia and is presently close to a man running for President, who is believed to have committed crimes during the Chechen war. She can give them the name of someone who can prove it. His friend says that she will only come to him. So he goes and she gets the info and tries to get out but the man finds out and tries to stop her. (Read More)

Locations:apartment,  hotel,  bar
Story:safe,  gash in the face,  subtitled scene,  premarital sex,  bodyguard,  news report,  home invasion,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  politician,  foot chase,  sex standing up,  car crash,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  flashback,  murder,  death

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.

Locations:apartment,  hotel,  bar
Story:unsubtitled foreign language,  bag of money,  hypodermic needle,  stalking,  injection,  bodyguard,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  police station,  car crash,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  cult film,  bare chested male,  murder,  death

Fallen (1998)
Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

Fallen (1998)

Det. John Hobbes is convinced that when killer Edgar Reese is executed, all of his troubles are over. But when people he knows and people on the street start to sing the same tune that Reese sang in the gas chamber, and those same people taunt him, he is told that maybe the cursed fallen angel Azazel is behind it all. Azazel is cursed to roam the Earth without a form, and he can switch bodies by any contact, making him hard to track. When Hobbes is forced to kill a man possessed by Azazel, he must clear his name while protecting his family and others from the evil, vengeful Azazel. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Locations:apartment,  bar
Story:newspaper headline,  self narration,  first person narration,  bilingualism,  narrated by character,  told in flashback,  hypodermic needle,  syringe,  stalking,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  news report,  police detective,  nonlinear timeline,  stabbed in the chest,  police station,  foot chase,  supernatural power,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  death,  murder,  flashback

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A Scanner Darkly (2006) is one of the best movies like Limitless (2011)
Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

In a totalitarian society in a near future, the undercover detective Bob Archor is working with a small time group of drug users trying to reach the big distributors of a brain-damaging drug called Substance D. His assignment is promoted by the recovery center New Path Corporation, and when Bob begins to lose his own identity and have schizophrenic behavior, he is submitted to tests to check his mental conditions. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Story:drug withdrawal,  drug,  drug addiction,  drug addict,  drug dealer,  trippy,  close up of eyes,  junkie,  pills,  premarital sex,  character's point of view camera shot,  police detective,  police station,  hallucination,  vomiting,  shot in the head,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  death,  flashback

The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in the computer generated parallel world his company has created (which looks like the 30's with seemingly real people with real emotions). Fuller is murdered in our real world the same night, and his colleague is suspected. Douglas discovers a bloody shirt in his bathroom and he cannot recall what he was doing the night Fuller was murdered. He logs into the system in order to find the letter, but has to confront the unexpected. The truth is harsher than he could ever imagine... This is why The Thirteenth Floor (1999) is one of the best movies like Limitless (2011). (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Locations:hotel,  bar
Story:newspaper headline,  stabbed multiple times,  starts with narration,  close up of eyes,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  police detective,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  police station,  newspaper,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  beating,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  flashback,  murder,  death

Harry Brown (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harry Brown (2009)

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

Locations:apartment
Characters:lawyer
Story:drug addict,  drug dealer,  bag of money,  junkie,  hypodermic needle,  threat,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  police detective,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  police station,  car crash,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  flashback

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Lone Survivor (2013)
Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War

Lone Survivor (2013)

Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal, and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were left with no choice but to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Now Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. (Read More)

Story:outnumbered,  limping,  narrated by character,  gash in the face,  subtitled scene,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  nonlinear timeline,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  foot chase,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  knife,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  death

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005) is one of the best movies like Limitless (2011)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.

Story:drug addict,  drug dealer,  stabbed in the eye,  junkie,  police detective,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  police station,  foot chase,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  murder,  death

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

Mick Haller is a defense lawyer who works out of his Lincoln. When a wealthy Realtor is accused of assaulting a prostitute, Haller is asked to defend him. The man claims that the woman is trying to get some money out of him. But when Haller looks at the evidence against him, he learns that this case might be linked to an old case of his. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:lawyer
Story:ex husband ex wife relationship,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  police detective,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  beating,  surprise ending,  knife,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  death,  murder,  flashback

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