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Lost Highway (1997)
Mystery, Thriller

Lost Highway (1997)

Fred Madison, a saxophonist, is accused under mysterious circumstances of murdering his wife Renee. On death row, he inexplicably morphs into a young man named Pete Dayton, leading a completely different life. When Pete is released, his and Fred's paths begin to cross in a surreal, suspenseful web of intrigue, orchestrated by a shady gangster boss named Dick Laurent. (Read More)

Themes:devil,  sexuality,  insanity,  lesbianism,  jealousy,  infidelity,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Mood:gore
Locations:desert
Characters:lust,  detective
Story:jazz musician,  jazz club,  prison doctor,  thong panties,  pistol whip,  black bra and panties,  portable television,  hand on woman's crotch,  psychogenic fugue,  kabuki makeup,  bilocation,  tailgating,  actress playing dual role,  gangster's moll,  lampshade,  reckoning,  woman undressing for a man,  endless loop,  red curtain,  full circle,  video voyeurism,  threatening telephone call,  headlights,  mephistopheles,  police surveillance,  strong sexual content,  violent sex,  meta film,  cocktail party,  vhs tape,  pastiche,  road rage,  missionary position,  highway travel,  new identity,  nail polish,  graphic violence,  capital punishment,  death row,  disfigured face,  bra removing,  groping,  bowling alley,  body in a trunk,  saxophone,  flask,  sex in a car,  forced to strip,  promiscuous woman,  director cameo,  confusion,  impotence,  doppelganger,  writer director,  passionate kiss,  casual sex,  bloody nose,  mechanic,  videotape,  mobster,  fireplace,  pornography,  jazz,  obscene finger gesture,  female removes her clothes,  automobile,  actor playing multiple roles,  mini skirt,  electrocution,  transformation,  femme fatale,  darkness,  nonlinear timeline,  throat slitting,  impalement,  cleavage,  jail,  avant garde,  car chase,  sex in bed,  bikini,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  blonde,  gangster,  experimental film,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  high heels,  prison,  fondling,  telephone call,  pistol,  panties,  cult film,  leg spreading,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  two word title,  sex scene,  death,  violence,  murder

Mulholland Dr. (2001)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Mulholland Dr. (2001)

A bright-eyed young actress travels to Hollywood, only to be ensnared in a dark conspiracy involving a woman who was nearly murdered, and now has amnesia because of a car crash. Eventually, both women are pulled into a psychotic illusion involving a dangerous blue box, a director named Adam Kesher, and the mysterious night club Silencio. (Read More)

Themes:lesbianism,  jealousy,  infidelity,  surrealism
Characters:detective
Story:actress playing dual role,  red curtain,  full circle,  strong sexual content,  disfigured face,  doppelganger,  nonlinear timeline,  avant garde,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  blonde,  experimental film,  car accident,  neo noir,  telephone call,  pistol,  panties,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  two word title,  death,  murder,  violence

Dressed To Kill (1980)
Mystery, Thriller

Dressed To Kill (1980)

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

Themes:sexuality,  jealousy,  infidelity
Characters:lust,  detective
Story:black bra and panties,  pastiche,  confusion,  female removes her clothes,  femme fatale,  darkness,  throat slitting,  cleavage,  car chase,  sex in bed,  blonde,  neo noir,  high heels,  fondling,  telephone call,  panties,  cult film,  leg spreading,  independent film,  murder,  death,  violence

Blue Velvet (1986)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Blue Velvet (1986)

College student Jeffrey Beaumont returns to his idyllic hometown of Lumberton to manage his father's hardware store while his father is hospitalized. Walking though a grassy meadow near the family home, Jeffrey finds a severed human ear. After an initial investigation, lead police Detective John Williams advises Jeffrey not to speak to anyone about the case as they investigate further. Detective Williams also tells Jeffrey that he cannot divulge any information about what the police know. Detective Williams' high school aged daughter, Sandy Williams, tells Jeffrey what she knows about the case from overhearing her father's private conversations on the matter: that it has to do with a nightclub singer named Dorothy Vallens, who lives in an older apartment building near the Beaumont home. His curiosity getting the better of him, Jeffrey, with Sandy's help, decides to find out more about the woman at the center of the case by breaking into Dorothy's apartment while he knows she's at work. What Jeffrey finds is a world unfamiliar to him, one that he doesn't truly understand but one that he is unable to deny the lure of despite the inherent dangers of being associated with a possible murder. Still, he is torn between this world and the prospect of a relationship with Sandy, the two who are falling for each other, despite Sandy already being in a relationship with Mike, the school's star football player. (Read More)

Themes:jealousy,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Mood:gore
Characters:detective
Story:black bra and panties,  kabuki makeup,  full circle,  strong sexual content,  graphic violence,  forced to strip,  doppelganger,  writer director,  femme fatale,  avant garde,  car chase,  shot in the head,  gangster,  neo noir,  cult film,  leg spreading,  independent film,  two word title,  sex scene,  murder,  death,  violence

Wild At Heart (1990) is one of the best movies like Lost Highway (1997)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Wild At Heart (1990)

Lula's psychopathic mother goes crazy at the thought of Lula being with Sailor, who just got free from jail. Ignoring Sailor's probation, they set out for California. However their mother hires a killer to hunt down Sailor. Unaware of this, the two enjoy their journey and themselves being together... until they witness a young woman dying after a car accident - a bad omen. (Read More)

Themes:lesbianism,  jealousy,  infidelity,  surrealism
Mood:gore
Locations:desert
Story:strong sexual content,  graphic violence,  writer director,  mini skirt,  jail,  avant garde,  blonde,  car accident,  blood splatter,  prison,  fondling,  telephone call,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  sex scene,  death,  murder,  violence

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:lust,  detective
Story:pistol whip,  female removes her clothes,  electrocution,  nonlinear timeline,  cleavage,  car chase,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  blonde,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  fondling,  pistol,  panties,  cult film,  leg spreading,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  violence,  death

Road House (1989)
Action, Thriller

Road House (1989)

Dalton is the Cooler in bars; He backs up and directs the bouncers. He takes a job in a Road House that has gotten far too rough. His attempts to clean things up put him in conflict with Brad Wesley, the town bully and rich person. Things heat up.

Characters:lust
Story:passionate kiss,  bloody nose,  female removes her clothes,  automobile,  mini skirt,  throat slitting,  cleavage,  sex in bed,  bikini,  blonde,  blood splatter,  swimming pool,  pistol,  panties,  cult film,  leg spreading,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  murder

Femme Fatale (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Femme Fatale (2002)

The thief Laurie Ash steals the expensive diamond jewel called 'Eye of the Serpent' in an audacious heist during an exhibition in Cannes 2001 Festival. She double-crosses her partners and is mistakenly taken as Lily, a woman who lost her husband and son in an accident and is missing since then, by an ordinary family. One day, while having bath in Lily's bathtub, Lily comes back home and commits suicide. Laurie assumes definitely Lily's identity, goes to America where she marries a rich man, who becomes the Ambassador of USA in France. When Laurie returns to France, her past haunts her. (Read More)

Themes:sexuality,  lesbianism,  infidelity
Characters:lust
Story:confusion,  passionate kiss,  obscene finger gesture,  femme fatale,  nonlinear timeline,  impalement,  cleavage,  blonde,  neo noir,  fondling,  telephone call,  panties,  cult film,  leg spreading,  cigarette smoking,  murder

8mm (1999) is one of the best movies like Lost Highway (1997)
Mystery, Thriller

8mm (1999)

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

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:detective
Story:pistol whip,  violent sex,  body in a trunk,  mechanic,  videotape,  pornography,  darkness,  throat slitting,  impalement,  los angeles california,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  prison,  telephone call,  pistol,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  death,  violence

Sin City (2005)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City (2005)

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

Themes:insanity
Mood:gore
Characters:detective
Story:thong panties,  pistol whip,  passionate kiss,  mobster,  electrocution,  femme fatale,  darkness,  nonlinear timeline,  throat slitting,  cleavage,  gangster,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  telephone call,  pistol,  panties,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  sex scene,  murder,  death,  violence

Memento (2000)
Mystery, Thriller

Memento (2000)

Memento chronicles two separate stories of Leonard, an ex-insurance investigator who can no longer build new memories, as he attempts to find the murderer of his wife, which is the last thing he remembers. One story line moves forward in time while the other tells the story backwards revealing more each time. (Read More)

Story:pistol whip,  body in a trunk,  forced to strip,  obscene finger gesture,  femme fatale,  darkness,  nonlinear timeline,  cleavage,  avant garde,  shot in the head,  car accident,  neo noir,  pistol,  panties,  cult film,  independent film,  murder,  violence

Carlito's Way (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Carlito's Way (1993)

A Puerto Rican ex-con pledges to stay away from his former drug dealing ways but finds himself being dragged back by his past connections and the naive machinations of his lawyer and best friend. Hoping to raise enough money to get away from New York, Carlito Brigante takes on the job of running a nightclub, renews an affair with a dancer but old associates and old instincts suck him back into a world of violence and mistrust. (Read More)

Characters:lust
Story:mobster,  female removes her clothes,  throat slitting,  cleavage,  sex in bed,  bikini,  shot in the head,  blonde,  gangster,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  prison,  fondling,  pistol,  panties,  leg spreading,  murder,  violence,  death

P2 (2007) is one of the best movies like Lost Highway (1997)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

P2 (2007)

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

Themes:insanity,  infidelity,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Story:groping,  body in a trunk,  bloody nose,  videotape,  obscene finger gesture,  electrocution,  darkness,  nonlinear timeline,  cleavage,  car chase,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  high heels,  telephone call,  independent film,  murder,  violence,  death

Swimming Pool (2003)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Swimming Pool (2003)

Sarah Morton is a famous British mystery author. Tired of London and seeking inspiration for her new novel, she accepts an offer from her publisher John Bosload to stay at his home in Luberon, in the South of France. It is the off-season, and Sarah finds that the beautiful country locale and unhurried pace is just the tonic for her--until late one night, when John's indolent and insouciant French daughter Julie unexpectedly arrives. Sarah's prim and steely English reserve is jarred by Julie's reckless, sexually charged lifestyle. Their interactions set off an increasingly unsettling series of events, as Sarah's creative process and a possible real-life murder begin to blend dangerously together. (Read More)

Themes:sexuality,  jealousy,  infidelity,  surrealism
Characters:lust
Story:promiscuous woman,  casual sex,  mini skirt,  femme fatale,  cleavage,  bikini,  blonde,  swimming pool,  fondling,  telephone call,  panties,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  sex scene,  murder,  death

Kalifornia (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Kalifornia (1993)

Brian Kessler, a journalist researching serial killers, and his photographer girlfriend Carrie set out on a cross-country tour of the sites of the killings. Sharing the ride and their expenses are Early Grayce, a paroled white trash criminal, and his girlfriend Adele. As the trip progresses, Early begins to appear more and more unstable, and Brian and Carrie begin to fear that they may have a real-life killer in the back seat of their car. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:desert
Story:pistol whip,  black bra and panties,  graphic violence,  sex in a car,  automobile,  shot in the head,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  pistol,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  murder,  violence,  death

A History Of Violence (2005)
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:insanity,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Characters:lust
Story:pastiche,  disfigured face,  doppelganger,  mobster,  obscene finger gesture,  female removes her clothes,  cleavage,  sex in bed,  shot in the head,  gangster,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  fondling,  telephone call,  pistol,  panties,  leg spreading,  cigarette smoking,  sex scene,  violence,  death,  murder

Inland Empire (2006) is one of the best movies like Lost Highway (1997)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Inland Empire (2006)

A blonde actress is preparing for her biggest role yet, but when she finds herself falling for her co-star, she realizes that her life is beginning to mimic the fictional film that they're shooting. Adding to her confusion is the revelation that the current film is a remake of a doomed Polish production, 47, which was never finished due to an unspeakable tragedy. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  infidelity,  surrealism
Mood:gore
Story:confusion,  darkness,  nonlinear timeline,  avant garde,  los angeles california,  blonde,  experimental film,  blood splatter,  telephone call,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  two word title,  death,  murder,  violence

Scream 3 (2000)
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.

Themes:jealousy,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Characters:detective
Story:threatening telephone call,  vhs tape,  body in a trunk,  promiscuous woman,  director cameo,  videotape,  obscene finger gesture,  throat slitting,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  car accident,  blood splatter,  swimming pool,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  murder,  violence,  death

Fatal Attraction (1987)
Drama, Thriller

Fatal Attraction (1987)

Happily married New York lawyer Dan Gallagher has an affair with his colleague Alex, and the two enjoy a love weekend while Dan's wife and kid are away. But Alex will not let go of him, and she will stop at nothing to have him for herself. Just how far will she go to get what she wants?

Themes:sexuality,  jealousy,  infidelity,  kidnapping
Characters:lust
Story:cocktail party,  nail polish,  passionate kiss,  female removes her clothes,  femme fatale,  blonde,  car accident,  neo noir,  fondling,  telephone call,  cult film,  leg spreading,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  death,  murder,  violence

Running Scared (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Running Scared (2006)

After a drug-op gone bad, Joey Gazelle is put in charge of disposing the gun that shot a dirty cop. But things go wrong for Joey after a neighbor kid stole the gun and used it to shoot his abusive father. Now Joey has to find that kid and the gun before the police and the mob do.

Themes:kidnapping
Mood:gore
Story:pistol whip,  obscene finger gesture,  nonlinear timeline,  throat slitting,  car chase,  shot in the head,  gangster,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  pistol,  panties,  cult film,  sex scene,  death,  murder,  violence

No Way Out (1987) is one of the best movies like Lost Highway (1997)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

No Way Out (1987)

Tom Farrell is a navy officer who gets posted at the Pentagon and is to report to the secretary of defense David Brice. He starts an affair with Susan Atwell not knowing that she is Brice's mistress. When Susan is found dead, Tom is assigned to the case of finding the killer who is believed to be a KGB mole! Tom could soon become a suspect when a Polaroid negative of him was found at Susan's place. He now has only a few hours to find the killer before the computer regenerates the photo. (Read More)

Themes:jealousy,  infidelity
Characters:lust
Story:thong panties,  sex in a car,  passionate kiss,  female removes her clothes,  automobile,  femme fatale,  nonlinear timeline,  cleavage,  car chase,  neo noir,  telephone call,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  sex scene,  murder,  violence,  death

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

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

Themes:kidnapping
Mood:gore
Characters:detective
Story:pistol whip,  graphic violence,  bloody nose,  fireplace,  electrocution,  car chase,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  gangster,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  pistol,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  death,  murder,  violence

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992)

Essentially a prequel to David Lynch and Mark Frost's earlier TV series "Twin Peaks". The first half-hour or so concerns the investigation by FBI Agent Chet Desmond (Chris Isaak) and his partner Sam Stanley (Kiefer Sutherland) into the murder of night-shift waitress Teresa Banks in the small Washington state town of Deer Meadow. When Desmond finds a mysterious clue to the murder, he inexplicably disappears. The film then cuts to one year later in the nearby town of Twin Peaks and follows the events during the last week in the life of Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) a troubled teenage girl with two boyfriends; the hot-tempered rebel Bobby Briggs (Dana Ashbrook) and quiet biker James Hurley (James Marshall), her drug addiction, and her relationship with her difficult (and possible schizophrenic) father Leland (Ray Wise), a story in which her violent murder was later to motivate much of the TV series. Contains a considerable amount of sex, drugs, violence, very loud music and inexplicable imagery. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Mood:gore
Story:red curtain,  strong sexual content,  road rage,  doppelganger,  writer director,  obscene finger gesture,  darkness,  nonlinear timeline,  avant garde,  blonde,  experimental film,  telephone call,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  murder,  violence,  death

The Departed (2006)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Departed (2006)

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

Themes:jealousy,  infidelity
Mood:gore
Characters:detective
Story:police surveillance,  impotence,  passionate kiss,  bloody nose,  mobster,  obscene finger gesture,  cleavage,  jail,  shot in the head,  blonde,  gangster,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  high heels,  prison,  fondling,  telephone call,  pistol,  panties,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  death,  murder,  violence

Gangster Squad (2013) is one of the best movies like Lost Highway (1997)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Gangster Squad (2013)

It's 1949 Los Angeles, and gangster Mickey Cohen has moved in, with the intention of controlling all criminal activity in the city. He has bought local judges and police, and no one is willing to cross him or testify against him. Everyone except Sergeant John O'Mara, a former World War II soldier, whose goal is to settle with his family in a peaceful Los Angeles. Police Chief William Parker decides to form a special unit whose mission is to take down Cohen, and chooses O'Mara to lead the unit. O'Mara chooses 4 cops and asks another cop and vet, Jerry Wooters to join him but Wooters is not interested. But when he witnesses the murder of a young boy by Cohen's people, he joins them, and they decide to take apart Cohen's organization. Cohen wonders if a rival is going after him, but eventually he realizes it's the cops. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Story:pistol whip,  mobster,  femme fatale,  impalement,  car chase,  sex in bed,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  gangster,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  prison,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  murder,  death,  violence

Basic Instinct (1992)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Basic Instinct (1992)

A former rock star, Johnny Boz, is brutally killed during sex, and the case is assigned to detective Nick Curran of the SFPD. During the investigation, Nick meets Catherine Tramell, a crime novelist who was Boz's girlfriend when he died. Catherine proves to be a very clever and manipulative woman, and though Nick is more or less convinced that she murdered Boz, he is unable to find any evidence. Later, when Nilsen, Nick's rival in the police, is killed, Nick suspects of Catherine's involvement in it. He then starts to play a dangerous lust-filled mind game with Catherine to nail her, but as their relationship progresses, the body count rises and contradicting evidences force Nick to start questioning his own suspicions about Catherine's guilt. (Read More)

Themes:lesbianism,  jealousy
Characters:lust,  detective
Story:promiscuous woman,  female removes her clothes,  mini skirt,  femme fatale,  cleavage,  car chase,  sex in bed,  shot in the head,  neo noir,  fondling,  panties,  leg spreading,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  sex scene,  violence,  murder,  death

The Devil's Double (2011)
Biography, Drama, Thriller

The Devil's Double (2011)

Baghdad, the playground for the rich and infamous, where anything can be bought - but for a price. This is Uday Hussein's world and with his depraved lust for debauchery and immorality, he helps himself to whatever turns him on. When army lieutenant Latif Yahia is summoned to Saddam's palace, he is faced with an impossible request - to be Uday's 'fiday' - his body double, or have his family condemned to death. In a world entrenched in betrayal and corruption, knowing who to trust becomes a matter of life or death for Latif, as he battles to escape from his forced existence. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:lust
Story:body in a trunk,  forced to strip,  promiscuous woman,  actor playing multiple roles,  mini skirt,  sex in bed,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  sex scene,  murder,  death

Death Note (2017)
Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Action

Death Note (2017)

Light Turner, a bright student, stumbles across a mystical notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in it. Light decides to launch a secret crusade to rid the streets of criminals. Soon, the student-turned-vigilante finds himself pursued by a famous detective known only by the alias L. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  surrealism
Mood:gore
Characters:detective
Story:pistol whip,  obscene finger gesture,  mini skirt,  femme fatale,  car chase,  car accident,  blood splatter,  pistol,  independent film,  two word title,  violence,  murder,  death

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) is one of the best movies like Lost Highway (1997)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

Needing extra cash, two brothers conspire to pull off the perfect, victimless crime. No guns, no violence, no problem. But when an accomplice ignores the rules and crosses the line, his actions trigger a series of events in which no one is left unscathed.

Themes:devil,  infidelity
Story:impotence,  female removes her clothes,  nonlinear timeline,  sex in bed,  shot in the head,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  telephone call,  pistol,  panties,  leg spreading,  cigarette smoking,  sex scene,  violence,  murder,  death

The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Devil's Advocate (1997)

Kevin Lomax, a ruthless young Florida attorney that never lost a case, is recruited by the most powerful law firm in the world. In spite of his mother's disagreement, which compares New York City to Babylon, he accepts the offer and the money that comes along. But soon, his wife starts feeling homesick as she witnesses devilish apparitions. However, Kevin is sinking in his new cases and pays less and less attention to his wife. His boss and mentor, John Milton, seems to always know how to overcome every problem and that just freaks Kevin right off. (Read More)

Themes:devil,  insanity
Mood:gore
Characters:lust
Story:bilocation,  groping,  passionate kiss,  fireplace,  female removes her clothes,  throat slitting,  sex in bed,  shot in the head,  car accident,  pistol,  panties,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  sex scene,  murder,  death

Crank: High Voltage (2009)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Crank: High Voltage (2009)

Chev Chelios survives a fall from the sky, sort of. He's in an unknown location, sedated, while various Chinese are harvesting his organs. His heart is gone, in an ice chest; a temporary in its place. Chev escapes, knowing only the name of the guy with the ice chest. He calls Doc Miles, an unlicensed cardiologist, who tells him there's only an hour's life in the artificial heart: keep it charged. Chev needs to find his own heart and get to Doc for a transplant. He starts his time-limited pursuit of shadowy figures, the ice chest, and his heart aided by Eve, Rei, and Venus - a stripper, a prostitute, and a pal with Tourette's - constantly needing an electric charge to keep going. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Mood:gore
Characters:lust
Story:body in a trunk,  passionate kiss,  obscene finger gesture,  mini skirt,  electrocution,  cleavage,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  fondling,  pistol,  panties,  cult film,  leg spreading,  cigarette smoking,  sex scene,  violence

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

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

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

Themes:infidelity,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:desert
Story:pistol whip,  videotape,  impalement,  car chase,  gangster,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  telephone call,  pistol,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  murder,  violence,  death

Face/off (1997) is one of the best movies like Lost Highway (1997)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Face/off (1997)

Sean Archer, a very tough, rugged FBI Agent, is still grieving for his dead son Michael. Archer believes that his son's killer is his sworn enemy and a very powerful criminal, Castor Troy. One day, Archer has finally cornered Castor, however, their fight has knocked out Troy cold. As Archer finally breathes easy over the capture of his enemy, he finds out that Troy has planted a bomb that will destroy the entire city of Los Angeles and all of its inhabitants. Unfortunately the only other person who knows its location is Castor's brother Pollux, and he refuses to talk. The solution, a special operation doctor that can cut off people's faces, and can place a person's face onto another person. Archer undergoes one of those surgeries to talk to Pollux. However, Castor Troy somehow regains consciousness and now wants revenge on Archer for taking his face. Not only is Troy ruining Archer's mission, but his personal life as well. Archer must stop Troy again. This time, it's personal. (Read More)

Themes:infidelity,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Story:pistol whip,  new identity,  disfigured face,  doppelganger,  electrocution,  transformation,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  prison,  pistol,  panties,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  violence,  death

The American (2010)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The American (2010)

Alone among assassins, Jack is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact Pavel that his next assignment will be his last. Jack reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away from death for a spell. The assignment, as specified by a Belgian woman, Mathilde, is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto and pursues romance with local woman Clara. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate. (Read More)

Story:woman undressing for a man,  strong sexual content,  passionate kiss,  mechanic,  fireplace,  avant garde,  sex in bed,  shot in the head,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  telephone call,  pistol,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  two word title,  sex scene,  death,  murder,  violence

Snakes On A Plane (2006)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Snakes On A Plane (2006)

While practicing motocross in Hawaii, Sean Jones witnesses the brutal murder of an important American prosecutor by the powerful mobster Eddie Kim. He is protected and persuaded by the FBI agent Neville Flynn to testify against Eddie in Los Angeles. They embark in the red-eye Flight 121 of Pacific Air, occupying the entire first-class. However, Eddie dispatches hundred of different species of snakes airborne with a time operated device in the luggage to release the snakes in the flight with the intent of crashing the plane. Neville and the passengers have to struggle with the snakes to survive. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Story:groping,  flask,  mobster,  female removes her clothes,  mini skirt,  impalement,  cleavage,  bikini,  los angeles california,  blonde,  blood splatter,  pistol,  panties,  cult film,  sex scene,  death,  murder

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

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

Themes:lesbianism,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Story:pistol whip,  graphic violence,  femme fatale,  nonlinear timeline,  throat slitting,  impalement,  car chase,  shot in the head,  blonde,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  high heels,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  sex scene,  murder,  violence,  death

Killer Joe (2011) is one of the best movies like Lost Highway (1997)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Killer Joe (2011)

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

Themes:infidelity
Characters:detective
Story:woman undressing for a man,  body in a trunk,  bloody nose,  mechanic,  female removes her clothes,  jail,  shot in the head,  blonde,  gangster,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  telephone call,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  murder,  death,  violence

Reindeer Games (2000)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Reindeer Games (2000)

After being imprisoned for six years on a grand theft auto charge, Rudy Duncan (Ben Affleck) is days away from release as is his cellmate Nick (James Frain) who is is serving a two year sentence on a separate charge. Nick has a number of pictures from a romantic correspondence with a woman named Ashley he has never met but is waiting for his release. Rudy is looking forward to returning to his family and having a fresh cup of hot chocolate. Nick is killed defending Rudy during a prison riot. When Rudy Is released the next day from prison he recognizes Ashley waiting outside the prison for Nick and Rudy takes his place and pretends to be Nick. Nick had spoken of his previous employment in security with an Indian casino and Rudy finds himself involved with Ashley's criminal gun runner brother Gabriel (Gary Sinise). Rudy is violently coerced to cooperate with a Christmas Eve casino robbery scheme that Gabriel and his gang have been planning with Nick's casino knowledge as the key. Things don't go as planned with a number of plot twists and double crosses. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Story:pistol whip,  female removes her clothes,  mini skirt,  cleavage,  sex in bed,  bikini,  shot in the head,  blonde,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  prison,  pistol,  panties,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  sex scene,  murder,  death,  violence

Club Dread (2004)
Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Club Dread (2004)

Broken Lizard is surrounded by limber, wanton women on a booze-soaked island resort owned by Coconut Pete, a rock star has-been. But the non-stop party takes a turn for the weird when dead bodies start turning up. Everyone begins to look suspicious. Could it be Sam, of the Fun Police brigade, who is quick-on-the-trigger with his tequila-loaded Super Soaker; Jenny, the over-sexed fitness instructor; Juan, the flamboyant diving instructor with a secret third-world past; Putman, the bratty British tennis coach/fanatic; Dave, the Ecstasy-crazed, adopted nephew of Coconut Pete; or the burly masseuse blessed with a creepy touch--that can render anyone into instant Jell-O? Can the inhabitants of Pleasure Island unite, solve the mystery and restore happy hour to this tropical bacchanal? (Read More)

Mood:gore
Story:female removes her clothes,  mini skirt,  electrocution,  nonlinear timeline,  throat slitting,  impalement,  cleavage,  sex in bed,  bikini,  blonde,  swimming pool,  cult film,  murder

The Life Of David Gale (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Life Of David Gale (2003)

When anti-death-penalty activist David Gale is convicted and condemned to death for the murder of a colleague, reporter Bitsey Bloom sets out to learn the story behind Gale's crime. What she finds challenges her belief in Gale's guilt and, finally, in the justice system.

Themes:infidelity
Story:capital punishment,  death row,  director cameo,  videotape,  obscene finger gesture,  jail,  car chase,  swimming pool,  prison,  telephone call,  panties,  cigarette smoking,  sex scene,  murder,  death

Final Destination 3 (2006) is one of the best movies like Lost Highway (1997)
Horror, Thriller

Final Destination 3 (2006)

When Wendy Christensen has a vision of an accident on the roller coaster, resulting in her and her friends' deaths, she instantly begins to panic and gets off the ride, causing a few of her friends to get off as well. The remaining friends, including Wendy's boyfriend, are stuck on the roller coaster and find themselves involved in the accident. With death waiting around the corner, Wendy and Kevin Fischer must try and work out death's plan, before they and the remaining survivors end up dead. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Story:thong panties,  obscene finger gesture,  mini skirt,  electrocution,  impalement,  cleavage,  shot in the head,  blonde,  car accident,  blood splatter,  panties,  death,  violence

Saw IV (2007)
Horror, Mystery

Saw IV (2007)

Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry's murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to assist the veteran Detective Hoffman in sifting through Jigsaw's latest grisly remains and piecing together the puzzle. However, when SWAT Commander Rigg is abducted and thrust into a game, the last officer untouched by Jigsaw has but ninety minutes to overcome a series of demented traps and save an old friend or face the deadly consequences. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Mood:gore
Characters:detective
Story:violent sex,  videotape,  electrocution,  nonlinear timeline,  throat slitting,  impalement,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  pistol,  murder,  violence,  death

El Mariachi (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

El Mariachi (1992)

El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor...a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake El Mariachi for the killer, Azul, and chase him around town trying to kill him and get his guitar case. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:desert
Story:femme fatale,  cleavage,  jail,  bikini,  gangster,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  prison,  pistol,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  two word title,  murder,  violence,  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:devil,  insanity,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Characters:detective
Story:death row,  videotape,  obscene finger gesture,  nonlinear timeline,  throat slitting,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  prison,  pistol,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  violence,  murder,  death

Assault On Precinct 13 (1976) is one of the best movies like Lost Highway (1997)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Assault On Precinct 13 (1976)

Police ambush and kill several gang members in Los Angeles. Gang members make a pact of blood to strike back at police, and conduct a siege on the police station which is almost abandoned and due to be closed. Staff of the closing precinct and the criminals being held there while in transit must work together to fight off the attacking gang members. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Story:pistol whip,  death row,  jail,  car chase,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  prison,  pistol,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  murder,  death,  violence

Basic Instinct 2 (2006)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Basic Instinct 2 (2006)

Crime novelist Catherine Tramell is living in London, and becomes the center of police investigation (yet again) when her football player boyfriend drowns in a car accident and it is revealed that he was already dead because of a drug overdose before Tramell drove the car into water. Police psychoanalyst Dr. Michael Glass is called for examining Tramell, and is intrigued by the seductive and manipulative woman. On the other hand , his friend Det. Roy Washburn is sure Tramell is guilty. Tramell asks Glass to treat her for her 'risk addiction' problem, and with each therapy session , Glass gets more and more suspicious about her intentions. As more and more murders are committed, including that of Glass's ex-wife, Glass becomes obsessed with proving Tramell's guilt even though the evidence is contradictory . (Read More)

Characters:lust
Story:promiscuous woman,  female removes her clothes,  femme fatale,  throat slitting,  cleavage,  sex in bed,  car accident,  fondling,  panties,  leg spreading,  cigarette smoking,  murder

The Black Dahlia (2006)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Black Dahlia (2006)

In 1946, the former boxers Dwight "Bucky" Bleichert and Lee Blanchard are policemen in Los Angeles. Lee has a good relationship with his chief and uses a box fight between them to promote the department and get a raise to the police force. They succeed and are promoted to homicide detectives, working together. Bucky becomes a close friend of Lee and his girlfriend Kay Lake, forming a triangle of love. When the corpse of the aspirant actress 'Elizabeth Short (I)' is found mutilated, Lee becomes obsessed to solve the case called by the press Black Dahlia. Meanwhile, Bucky's investigation leads him to a Madeleine Linscott, the daughter of a powerful and wealthy constructor that resembles the Black Dahlia. In an environment of corruption and lies, Bucky discloses hidden truths. (Read More)

Characters:lust
Story:disfigured face,  promiscuous woman,  doppelganger,  pornography,  femme fatale,  throat slitting,  cleavage,  los angeles california,  gangster,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  pistol,  panties,  leg spreading,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  violence,  death

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

After his wife, Alice, tells him about her sexual fantasies, William Harford sets out for a night of sexual adventure. After several less than successful encounters, he meets an old friend, Nick Nightingale - now a musician - who tells him of strange sex parties when he is required to play the piano blindfolded. All the men at the party are costumed and wear masks while the women are all young and beautiful. Harford manages to find an appropriate costume and heads out to the party. Once there, however, he is warned by someone who recognizes him, despite the mask, that he is in great danger. He manages to extricate himself but the threats prove to be quite real and sinister. (Read More)

Themes:jealousy,  infidelity
Characters:lust
Story:jazz club,  thong panties,  promiscuous woman,  director cameo,  female removes her clothes,  cleavage,  neo noir,  fondling,  telephone call,  panties,  cult film,  leg spreading,  cigarette smoking,  death,  murder

Vampires (1998) is one of the best movies like Lost Highway (1997)
Action, Horror, Thriller

Vampires (1998)

The church has long known that vampires exist. However, it is discovered that a group of vampires are searching for a powerful doom for mankind. The Vatican then secretly enlists a team of vampire-hunters, led by Jack Crow, to hunt down and destroy the vampires before they find the crucifix.

Themes:kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:desert
Story:mini skirt,  transformation,  throat slitting,  impalement,  cleavage,  blonde,  car accident,  blood splatter,  prison,  pistol,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  death,  violence,  murder

The Punisher (2004)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Punisher (2004)

Special agent Frank Castle had it all: A loving family, a great life, and an adventurous job. But when his life is taken away from him by a ruthless criminal and his associates, Frank has become reborn. Now serving as judge, jury, and executioner, he's a new kind of vigilante out to wage a one man war against those who have done him wrong. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Mood:gore
Story:death row,  disfigured face,  fireplace,  electrocution,  throat slitting,  impalement,  shot in the head,  gangster,  blood splatter,  pistol,  murder,  violence

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