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Michael Clayton (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Michael Clayton (2007)

Michael Clayton, a high-priced law firm's fixer, leaves a late night poker game, gets a call to drive to Westchester, and watches his car blow up as he's taking an impromptu dawn walk through a field. Flash back four days. He owes a loan shark to cover his brother's debts (Michael's own gambling habits have left him virtually broke). His law firm is negotiating a high-stakes merger, and his firm's six year defense of a conglomerate's pesticide use is at risk when one of the firm's top litigators goes off his meds and puts the case in jeopardy. While Michael is trying to fix things someone decides to kill him. Who? Meanwhile his son summarizes the plot of a dark fantasy novel. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  insanity,  guilt,  cancer,  corruption,  divorce,  drinking,  money,  suicide
Mood:night
Locations:usa,  city,  farm,  apartment,  elevator,  snow,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:secretary,  hitman,  lawyer,  baby,  policeman,  detective,  boy
Period:2000s
Story:law firm,  law,  fixer,  loan shark,  lawsuit,  business ethics,  attorney,  corporate merger,  merger,  deposition,  chemical imbalance,  fleeing the scene of an accident,  class action lawsuit,  mercedes benz,  compulsive gambler,  fake commercial,  playing poker,  nervous breakdown,  poker the card game,  corporate scandal,  brother in law,  poker game,  lethal injection,  audio surveillance,  poker,  gambling problem,  birthday party,  times square manhattan new york city,  broadway manhattan new york city,  debt,  loft apartment,  night driving,  running away,  car bomb,  jail cell,  crooked lawyer,  birthday cake,  retired policeman,  talking to oneself in a mirror,  manhattan new york city,  video camera,  money problems,  car explosion,  fake suicide note,  fake suicide,  faking a death,  new york city,  cheating death,  electronic eavesdropping,  wall street journal,  psychiatric commitment,  suppressed truth,  corporate malfeasance,  attempted coverup,  involuntary commitment,  toxic poisoning,  reference to larry king,  sweaty armpit,  westchester new york,  hit and run driver,  audio begins before video,  legal trial,  copy shop,  taking pulse,  repeated scene from a different perspective,  flip phone,  carcinogen,  tort,  agribusiness,  plaintiff,  eavesdropper,  rambling,  baguette,  lease,  litigation,  photocopy,  monsanto,  pasture,  contract killing,  mania,  receipt,  phone tap,  compromise,  milwaukee wisconsin,  auctioneer,  anti depressant,  anxiety attack,  industrial espionage,  epiphany,  subterfuge,  burnout,  poisoned,  signature,  pesticide,  voice mail,  manic depression,  sedative,  chemical,  dawn,  bipolar disorder,  taxi ride,  condominium,  protective male,  troubled marriage,  client,  women's bathroom,  mercedes,  car fire,  car on fire,  panic attack,  deal with the devil,  kicking in a door,  fleeing,  private jet,  whistleblower,  in medias res,  document,  walking,  autumn,  stakeout,  skyscraper,  mental breakdown,  temptation,  bread,  escalator,  testimony,  ethics,  gambler,  video tape,  hit and run,  madman,  lingerie slip,  auction,  marital problem,  ambiguous ending,  lens flare,  divorcee,  briefcase,  corporation,  snowing,  pollution,  card playing,  title appears in writing,  medication,  intrigue,  remote control,  crime scene,  ambition,  commercial,  told in flashback,  loss of wife,  drug abuse,  toy,  electronic music score,  hypodermic needle,  breaking and entering,  answering machine,  card game,  syringe,  golf,  scandal,  machismo,  power,  directorial debut,  policewoman,  disappearance,  injection,  gym,  business,  farmer,  cover up,  reading,  storytelling,  death of wife,  poison,  suburb,  search,  hit by a car,  no opening credits,  mental illness,  exploding car,  gambling,  new york,  police station,  dysfunctional family,  f word,  jail,  cafe,  urban setting,  birthday,  running,  bomb,  tears,  book,  undressing,  arrest,  sister sister relationship,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  computer,  investigation,  mirror,  horse,  dream,  cell phone,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  brother brother relationship,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  death,  police,  interview,  flashback,  murder

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:insanity,  guilt,  corruption,  money,  suicide
Locations:city,  usa,  apartment,  elevator,  snow,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  baby
Story:law firm,  law,  attorney,  manhattan new york city,  video camera,  new york city,  legal trial,  troubled marriage,  panic attack,  deal with the devil,  document,  lawsuit,  mental breakdown,  temptation,  testimony,  ethics,  marital problem,  ambiguous ending,  intrigue,  remote control,  ambition,  loss of wife,  power,  hit by a car,  mental illness,  running,  tears,  book,  arrest,  watching tv,  computer,  mirror,  dream,  crying,  surprise ending,  party,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  police,  murder,  death

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

We Own The Night (2007)

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

Themes:drinking,  money,  suicide
Mood:night
Locations:restaurant
Characters:policeman
Story:poker the card game,  car bomb,  jail cell,  manhattan new york city,  new york city,  car on fire,  stakeout,  card playing,  gym,  death of wife,  search,  no opening credits,  gambling,  police station,  dysfunctional family,  f word,  jail,  cafe,  urban setting,  tears,  arrest,  drink,  camera,  investigation,  crying,  telephone call,  brother brother relationship,  party,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  police,  murder,  flashback,  death

Erin Brockovich (2000)
Biography, Drama

Erin Brockovich (2000)

'Erin Brockovich-Ellis' (qv) is an unemployed single mother, desperate to find a job, but is having no luck. This losing streak even extends to a failed lawsuit against a doctor in a car accident she was in. With no alternative, she successfully browbeats her lawyer to give her a job in compensation for the loss. While no one takes her seriously, with her trashy clothes and earthy manners, that soon changes when she begins to investigate a suspicious real estate case involving the Pacific Gas & Electric Company. What she discovers is that the company is trying quietly to buy land that was contaminated by hexavalent chromium, a deadly toxic waste that the company is improperly and illegally dumping and, in turn, poisoning the residents in the area. As she digs deeper, Erin finds herself leading point in a series of events that would involve her law firm in one of the biggest class action lawsuits in American history against a multi-billion dollar corporation. (Read More)

Themes:cancer,  money
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  baby
Story:law firm,  class action lawsuit,  poker the card game,  law,  toxic poisoning,  tort,  whistleblower,  lawsuit,  divorcee,  corporation,  pollution,  card playing,  attorney,  debt,  poison,  cafe,  tears,  watching tv,  investigation,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships

Conviction (2010) is one of the best movies like Michael Clayton (2007)
Biography, Drama

Conviction (2010)

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

Themes:guilt,  divorce,  drinking,  money,  suicide
Locations:bar
Characters:lawyer,  baby,  policeman,  boy
Story:law,  running away,  testimony,  marital problem,  remote control,  attorney,  breaking and entering,  policewoman,  running,  tears,  undressing,  arrest,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  computer,  investigation,  mirror,  cell phone,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  brother brother relationship,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  murder,  death,  police,  flashback

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

15 Minutes (2001)

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw, the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show "Top Story." This is why 15 Minutes (2001) is one of the best movies like Michael Clayton (2007). (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  drinking,  money
Locations:city,  apartment,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  policeman,  detective,  boy
Story:times square manhattan new york city,  talking to oneself in a mirror,  manhattan new york city,  video camera,  new york city,  police station,  f word,  cafe,  arrest,  sister sister relationship,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  investigation,  cell phone,  telephone call,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  police,  death,  murder,  interview

Broken City (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Broken City (2013)

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

Themes:surveillance,  corruption
Locations:city,  apartment,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:secretary,  hitman,  lawyer,  detective
Period:2000s
Story:manhattan new york city,  money problems,  new york city,  ambiguous ending,  lens flare,  crime scene,  machismo,  business,  cover up,  no opening credits,  new york,  f word,  urban setting,  arrest,  camera,  investigation,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  party,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  murder,  police,  death,  flashback

Kill The Irishman (2011)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Kill The Irishman (2011)

The true story of Danny Greene, an impoverished but charismatic young Irish-American who rises to power as president of the longshoreman's local union and is charged with corruption but evades serious jail time by becoming an FBI informant. With fearless nerve he joins forces with a Mafia gangster to rise to power in Cleveland's underworld, gaining the reputation of a Robin Hood-like figure with nine lives as he escapes countless assassination attempts. (Read More)

Themes:corruption
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman,  lawyer,  detective
Story:compulsive gambler,  car bomb,  jail cell,  car explosion,  new york city,  contract killing,  phone tap,  car fire,  loan shark,  told in flashback,  machismo,  power,  exploding car,  gambling,  police station,  f word,  jail,  arrest,  explosion,  murder,  police,  death

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American Psycho (2000) is one of the best movies like Michael Clayton (2007)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

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

Themes:insanity,  divorce,  drinking,  money
Mood:night
Locations:apartment,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:secretary,  lawyer,  policeman,  detective
Story:manhattan new york city,  video camera,  new york city,  merger,  skyscraper,  video tape,  madman,  nervous breakdown,  ambiguous ending,  briefcase,  remote control,  answering machine,  machismo,  mental illness,  exploding car,  new york,  f word,  running,  undressing,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  investigation,  mirror,  dream,  cell phone,  crying,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  photograph,  police,  death,  murder

Oldeuboi (2003)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Oldeuboi (2003)

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

Themes:surveillance,  insanity,  guilt,  money,  drinking,  suicide
Mood:night
Locations:elevator,  snow,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:baby
Story:manhattan new york city,  new york city,  in medias res,  snowing,  title appears in writing,  remote control,  hypodermic needle,  injection,  death of wife,  police station,  cafe,  birthday,  running,  book,  undressing,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  computer,  cell phone,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  death,  police,  murder,  flashback

Madeo (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Madeo (2009)

A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it's his mother's call whether to prove him innocent or to leave him imprisoned. This is why Madeo (2009) is one of the best movies like Michael Clayton (2007). (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  drinking,  money
Mood:night
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  policeman,  detective,  boy
Story:mercedes,  document,  walking,  hit and run,  crime scene,  breaking and entering,  golf,  debt,  search,  hit by a car,  police station,  cafe,  running,  tears,  book,  undressing,  arrest,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  investigation,  mirror,  cell phone,  crying,  surprise ending,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  murder,  flashback,  police

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16 Blocks (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

16 Blocks (2006)

Jack Mosley, a burnt-out detective, is assigned the unenviable task of transporting a fast-talking convict from jail to a courthouse 16 blocks away. However, along the way he learns that the man is supposed to testify against Mosley's colleagues, and the entire NYPD wants him dead. Mosley must choose between loyalty to his colleagues and protecting the witness, and never has such a short distance seemed so long... (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  drinking
Locations:elevator,  bar
Characters:detective,  lawyer,  policeman
Story:jail cell,  birthday cake,  manhattan new york city,  new york city,  kicking in a door,  testimony,  snowing,  told in flashback,  hit by a car,  police station,  jail,  birthday,  drink,  watching tv,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  death,  police,  flashback,  murder

The Life Of David Gale (2003) is one of the best movies like Michael Clayton (2007)
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:guilt,  divorce,  drinking,  suicide
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  policeman,  boy
Story:lethal injection,  video camera,  new york city,  crime scene,  ambition,  injection,  jail,  cafe,  running,  tears,  book,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  computer,  crying,  telephone call,  surprise ending,  party,  photograph,  murder,  death,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  police,  flashback,  interview

The Insider (1999)
Biography, Drama, Thriller

The Insider (1999)

Balls-out "60 Minutes" producer Lowell Bergman sniffs a story when a former research biologist for Brown & Williamson, Jeff Wigand, won't talk to him. When the company leans hard on Wigand to honor a confidentiality agreement, he gets his back up. Trusting Bergman and despite a crumbling marriage, he goes on camera for a Mike Wallace interview and risks arrest for contempt of court. Westinghouse is negotiating to buy CBS, so CBS attorneys advise CBS News to shelve the interview and avoid a lawsuit. "60 Minutes" and CBS News bosses cave, Wigand is hung out to dry, Bergman is compromised, and the CEOs of Big Tobacco may get away with perjury. Will the truth come out? (Read More)

Themes:cancer,  corruption,  divorce,  drinking,  money
Locations:snow,  hotel,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  policeman
Story:new york city,  wall street journal,  corporate malfeasance,  deposition,  whistleblower,  lawsuit,  ethics,  marital problem,  corporation,  pollution,  intrigue,  law,  golf,  power,  business,  cover up,  arrest,  drink,  camera,  computer,  investigation,  cell phone,  telephone call,  party,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  interview,  death,  police

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In The Valley Of Elah (2007)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

In The Valley Of Elah (2007)

In Monroe, Tennessee, Hank Deerfield, an aging warrior, gets a call that his son, just back from 18 months' fighting in Iraq, is missing from his base. Hank drives to Fort Rudd, New Mexico, to search. Within a day, the charred and dismembered body of his son is found on the outskirts of town. Deerfield pushes himself into the investigation, marked by jurisdictional antagonism between the Army and local police. Working mostly with a new detective, Emily Sanders, Hank seems to close in on what happened. Major smuggling? A drug deal gone awry? Credit card slips, some photographs, and video clips from Iraq may hold the key. If Hank gets to the truth, what will it tell him? (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  drinking,  suicide
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:detective,  policeman,  boy
Story:search,  attempted coverup,  signature,  hit and run,  toy,  answering machine,  policewoman,  disappearance,  cover up,  reading,  storytelling,  death of wife,  police station,  cafe,  running,  tears,  book,  arrest,  drink,  camera,  computer,  investigation,  dream,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  police,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  flashback,  interview,  death

Killer Joe (2011)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Killer Joe (2011)

Finding himself in considerable debt, Chris, a Texan drug dealer, decides the only solution is to murder his mother to collect the insurance money. Getting together with his father, the ex-husband of Chris' mother, they decide to hire Joe Cooper (a contract killer) who also happens to be a police detective. The plan is that the money will go to Chris' sister Dottie. However due to the size of the contract fee, Chris agrees that Joe can take Dottie as a retainer until the insurance comes through. This is why Killer Joe (2011) is one of the best movies like Michael Clayton (2007). (Read More)

Themes:money,  drinking
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman,  baby,  policeman,  detective
Story:birthday party,  car explosion,  car fire,  car on fire,  loan shark,  ambiguous ending,  lens flare,  debt,  storytelling,  gambling,  police station,  dysfunctional family,  f word,  jail,  cafe,  birthday,  tears,  undressing,  drink,  watching tv,  mirror,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  party,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  murder,  death,  police

All Good Things (2010) is one of the best movies like Michael Clayton (2007)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

All Good Things (2010)

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

Themes:drinking,  money,  suicide
Locations:city,  apartment,  elevator,  restaurant
Characters:lawyer,  boy
Period:2000s
Story:birthday party,  times square manhattan new york city,  birthday cake,  manhattan new york city,  video camera,  new york city,  westchester new york,  women's bathroom,  briefcase,  attorney,  commercial,  answering machine,  disappearance,  business,  search,  mental illness,  cafe,  running,  tears,  undressing,  drink,  camera,  mirror,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  brother brother relationship,  party,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  murder,  death,  flashback,  police

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21 Grams (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

21 Grams (2003)

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

Themes:guilt,  drinking,  suicide
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  policeman,  boy
Story:birthday party,  birthday cake,  hit and run,  drug abuse,  hypodermic needle,  law,  golf,  hit by a car,  jail,  cafe,  birthday,  tears,  sister sister relationship,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  party,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  police,  flashback,  murder,  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:corruption,  money,  suicide
Mood:night
Locations:apartment,  hotel,  bar
Characters:detective,  hitman,  boy
Story:car bomb,  car explosion,  kicking in a door,  title appears in writing,  crime scene,  answering machine,  machismo,  cover up,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  gambling,  police station,  dysfunctional family,  f word,  bomb,  arrest,  camera,  investigation,  horse,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  death,  flashback,  interview,  murder,  police

High-rise (2015)
Drama

High-rise (2015)

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

Themes:insanity,  drinking,  money,  suicide
Locations:apartment,  elevator
Characters:baby,  policeman,  boy
Story:birthday party,  birthday cake,  mania,  in medias res,  briefcase,  injection,  gym,  debt,  no opening credits,  f word,  undressing,  drink,  watching tv,  mirror,  horse,  brother sister relationship,  party,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  murder,  flashback

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Reign Over Me (2007) is one of the best movies like Michael Clayton (2007)
Drama

Reign Over Me (2007)

Alan Johnson has everything he needs to get through life: a good job, a beautiful and loving wife, and their wonderful children. Yet he feels isolated because he finds having a hard-working job and managing a family too much to handle and has no one to talk to about it. Charlie Fineman, on the other hand, doesn't have a job or a family. He used to have both until a terrible loss, and the grief caused him to quit his job and isolate himself from everyone around him. As it turns out, Alan and Charlie were roommates in college, and a chance encounter one night rekindles the friendship they shared. But when Charlie's problems become too much to deal with, Alan is determined to help Charlie come out of his emotional abyss. This is why Reign Over Me (2007) is one of the best movies like Michael Clayton (2007). (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  drinking
Mood:night
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  policeman
Story:manhattan new york city,  new york city,  involuntary commitment,  mental breakdown,  attorney,  loss of wife,  death of wife,  mental illness,  police station,  cafe,  tears,  arrest,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  dream,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  flashback,  death

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

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

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

Themes:guilt,  corruption,  divorce,  drinking,  money,  suicide
Locations:elevator,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  policeman
Story:business ethics,  fake commercial,  manhattan new york city,  new york city,  mania,  phone tap,  manic depression,  sedative,  troubled marriage,  briefcase,  title appears in writing,  attorney,  told in flashback,  answering machine,  golf,  machismo,  business,  debt,  no opening credits,  f word,  jail,  cafe,  running,  arrest,  drink,  watching tv,  investigation,  mirror,  horse,  telephone call,  brother brother relationship,  party,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  interview,  flashback

Deception (2008)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Deception (2008)

Cat and mouse. Jonathan McQuarry is an auditor in Manhattan, moving from office to office checking their books. While working late, a smooth and well-dressed man named Wyatt Bose chats Jonathan up, offers him a joint, and soon they're pals. When their cell phones are accidentally swapped, Jonathan answers Wyatt's phone to a series of women asking if he's free tonight. Jonathan discovers it's a sex club: busy powerful people meet each other anonymously in hotels. Jonathan falls for one of the club members, whom he knows only as "S," whom he's also seen on a subway. When she goes missing, patterns emerge and Jonathan faces demands involving violence and lots of money. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money
Locations:elevator,  snow,  hotel,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  policeman,  detective
Story:times square manhattan new york city,  new york city,  briefcase,  snowing,  policewoman,  disappearance,  search,  f word,  bomb,  undressing,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  investigation,  mirror,  cell phone,  telephone call,  explosion,  photograph,  death,  murder,  police

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Gomorra (2008)
Crime, Drama

Gomorra (2008)

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

Themes:cancer,  drinking,  money
Locations:apartment
Characters:hitman,  baby,  policeman,  boy
Period:2000s
Story:manhattan new york city,  new york city,  card playing,  machismo,  power,  farmer,  debt,  gambling,  dysfunctional family,  urban setting,  arrest,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  computer,  mirror,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  murder,  police,  death

Sunshine Cleaning (2008) is one of the best movies like Michael Clayton (2007)
Comedy, Drama

Sunshine Cleaning (2008)

A family. Rose and Norah, in Albuquerque, lost their mother when they were young. Rose is responsible - a housecleaner, raising her seven-year-old son Oscar. She's also having an affair with Mac, a married cop, her high-school sweetheart. Norah can't hold a job. Their dad, Joe, is quirky. When Oscar is expelled for odd behavior, Rose wants to earn enough to send him to private school. Mac suggests she clean up after crime scenes, suicides, and deaths that go undiscovered for awhile. Rose enlists Norah, and Sunshine Cleaners is born. Norah bonds with the dead, Rose finds out that it's a regulated business, and complications arise. Can a family marked by tragedy sort things out? (Read More)

Themes:money,  suicide
Locations:elevator,  restaurant
Characters:policeman,  boy
Story:birthday party,  birthday cake,  talking to oneself in a mirror,  women's bathroom,  medication,  remote control,  crime scene,  business,  storytelling,  dysfunctional family,  birthday,  tears,  undressing,  sister sister relationship,  watching tv,  mirror,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  party,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  murder,  death,  flashback,  police

Gone Girl (2014)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Gone Girl (2014)

On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? This is why Gone Girl (2014) is one of the best movies like Michael Clayton (2007). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  cancer,  drinking,  money
Locations:city,  elevator,  snow,  hotel,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  detective
Period:2000s
Story:investigation,  disappearance,  manhattan new york city,  video camera,  money problems,  new york city,  marital problem,  told in flashback,  policewoman,  search,  police station,  book,  arrest,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  cell phone,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  surprise ending,  party,  photograph,  police,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  death,  murder,  flashback,  interview

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We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)

Eva Khatchadourian is trying to piece together her life following the "incident". Once a successful travel writer, she is forced to take whatever job comes her way, which of late is as a clerk in a travel agency. She lives a solitary life as people who know about her situation openly shun her, even to the point of violent actions toward her. She, in turn, fosters that solitary life because of the incident, the aftermath of which has turned her into a meek and scared woman. That incident involved her son Kevin Khatchadourian, who is now approaching his eighteenth birthday. Eva and Kevin have always had a troubled relationship, even when he was an infant. Whatever troubles he saw, Franklin, Eva's complacent husband, just attributed it to Kevin being a typical boy. The incident may be seen by both Kevin and Eva as his ultimate act in defiance against his mother. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  guilt,  drinking
Locations:restaurant
Characters:baby,  policeman,  boy
Story:new york city,  in medias res,  video tape,  medication,  answering machine,  gym,  reading,  suburb,  search,  mental illness,  new york,  dysfunctional family,  f word,  birthday,  running,  tears,  book,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  mirror,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  party,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  death,  murder,  flashback

Woman In Gold (2015)
Biography, Drama, History

Woman In Gold (2015)

Maria Altman sought to regain a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II. She did so not just to regain what was rightfully hers, but also to obtain some measure of justice for the death, destruction, and massive art theft perpetrated by the Nazis.

Themes:guilt,  drinking,  money
Locations:elevator,  hotel
Characters:lawyer,  baby
Story:law firm,  signature,  fleeing,  lawsuit,  remote control,  attorney,  cover up,  debt,  f word,  running,  tears,  book,  arrest,  sister sister relationship,  drink,  computer,  mirror,  crying,  telephone call,  brother brother relationship,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  flashback,  death,  murder

Birth (2004) is one of the best movies like Michael Clayton (2007)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Birth (2004)

Anna is a young widow who is finally getting on with her life after the death of her husband, Sean. Now engaged to be married, Anna meets a ten-year-old boy who tells her he is Sean reincarnated. Though his story is both unsettling and absurd, Anna can't get the boy out of her mind. And much to the concern of her fiance, her increased contact with him leads her to question the choices she has made in her life. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:boy,  baby,  policeman
Story:birthday cake,  manhattan new york city,  new york city,  snowing,  cafe,  birthday,  running,  tears,  undressing,  sister sister relationship,  drink,  camera,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  party,  death,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  flashback,  police

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Legend (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Legend (2015)

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

Themes:insanity,  guilt,  cancer,  drinking,  money,  suicide
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:policeman
Story:fixer,  briefcase,  snowing,  intrigue,  drug abuse,  scandal,  business,  cover up,  debt,  death of wife,  hit by a car,  no opening credits,  mental illness,  gambling,  police station,  f word,  birthday,  undressing,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  investigation,  mirror,  brother sister relationship,  brother brother relationship,  party,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  police

In Her Shoes (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

In Her Shoes (2005)

Two sisters, plus a dead mother, a remarried father, and a hostile step-mother. The sisters, each in her way, have perfected the art of losing. The elder, Rose, is an attorney, responsible, lonely, with a closet full of shoes. The younger is Maggie, beautiful, selfish, and irresponsible. Her drunken behavior gets her tossed by her step-mother from her dad's house; worse behavior gets her tossed from Rose's apartment. Then, while searching in her father's desk for money to filch, Maggie finds an address; the past and the future open up to her and, with any luck, may open to her sister as well. This is why In Her Shoes (2005) is one of the best movies like Michael Clayton (2007). (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  cancer,  money,  drinking,  suicide
Mood:night
Locations:apartment,  snow,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer
Period:2000s
Story:law firm,  video camera,  manic depression,  medication,  remote control,  attorney,  law,  reading,  death of wife,  search,  mental illness,  dysfunctional family,  cafe,  tears,  book,  sister sister relationship,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  party,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  death,  flashback

Biutiful (2010)
Drama, Romance

Biutiful (2010)

Uxbal, single father of two children, finds his life in chaos as he is forced to deal with his life in order to escape the heat of crime in underground Barcelona, to break with the love for the divorced, manic depressive, abusive mother of his children and to regain spiritual insight in his life as he is diagnosed with terminal cancer. (Read More)

Themes:cancer,  guilt,  drinking,  money
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:baby,  policeman,  boy
Period:2000s
Story:birthday cake,  bipolar disorder,  hypodermic needle,  breaking and entering,  syringe,  business,  jail,  cafe,  birthday,  running,  tears,  undressing,  arrest,  drink,  watching tv,  mirror,  dream,  cell phone,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  brother brother relationship,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  murder,  police,  death

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Kill Your Darlings (2013) is one of the best movies like Michael Clayton (2007)
Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

In the early 1940s, Allen Ginsberg is an English major at Columbia University, only to learn more than he bargained for. Dissatisfied by the orthodox attitudes of the school, Allen finds himself drawn to iconoclastic colleagues like Lucien Carr, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. Together, this gang would explore bold new literary ideas that would challenge the sensibilities of their time as the future Beat Generation. However, for all their creativity, their very appetites and choices lead to more serious transgressions that would mark their lives forever. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  drinking,  money
Locations:bar
Characters:lawyer,  policeman
Story:jail cell,  manhattan new york city,  new york city,  in medias res,  hypodermic needle,  breaking and entering,  injection,  search,  mental illness,  dysfunctional family,  f word,  jail,  birthday,  tears,  book,  undressing,  arrest,  drink,  mirror,  crying,  telephone call,  party,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  police,  flashback

Sleeping With Other People (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Themes:drinking
Locations:city,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  policeman,  boy
Story:birthday party,  times square manhattan new york city,  manhattan new york city,  women's bathroom,  lawsuit,  divorcee,  remote control,  answering machine,  machismo,  police station,  f word,  jail,  cafe,  undressing,  drink,  watching tv,  telephone call,  brother brother relationship,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  flashback

K-pax (2001)
Drama, Sci-fi

K-pax (2001)

Themes:suicide
Characters:lawyer,  policeman,  boy
Story:manhattan new york city,  video camera,  new york city,  ambiguous ending,  medication,  law,  policewoman,  disappearance,  death of wife,  watching tv,  computer,  investigation,  dream,  surprise ending,  party,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  murder,  death,  police

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Ne Le Dis A Personne (2006)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Ne Le Dis A Personne (2006)

The pediatrician Alexandre Beck misses his beloved wife Margot Beck, who was brutally murdered eight years ago when he was the prime suspect. When two bodies are found near where the corpse of Margot was dumped, the police reopen the case and Alex becomes suspect again. The mystery increases when Alex receives an e-mail showing Margot older and alive. This is why Ne Le Dis A Personne (2006) is one of the best movies like Michael Clayton (2007). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  guilt,  corruption,  drinking,  suicide
Mood:night
Locations:elevator,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  baby,  policeman,  detective,  boy
Story:video camera,  document,  loss of wife,  law,  gym,  death of wife,  search,  police station,  jail,  cafe,  running,  tears,  undressing,  arrest,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  computer,  investigation,  mirror,  horse,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  photograph,  police,  murder,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  flashback

One Hour Photo (2002) is one of the best movies like Michael Clayton (2007)
Drama, Thriller

One Hour Photo (2002)

Middle aged Sy Parrish works as a technician at a one hour photo lab located in a SavMart store in a suburban mall. Sy is a lonely man, never having had any friends. He knows much about his customers through the photographs they have developed. But he knows more about the Yorkin family - specifically Nina Yorkin and her adolescent son Jake Yorkin, the two in the family who drop off and pick up the family's photofinishing - the family about whom he is obsessed, than anyone else. Nina's husband, Will Yorkin, is incidental to his obsession since Sy has only seen him in photographs. Sy's obsession includes fantasizing about being their favorite "Uncle Sy". He has even been making an extra set of prints for himself of all of their photographs since Jake was a newborn. After an incident at work and after Sy finds out more about the family through a set of photographs, he decides to right the injustices he sees in the only way he knows how. His actions demonstrate his true mental state. (Read More)

Themes:insanity
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:baby,  detective
Story:birthday party,  running away,  birthday cake,  video camera,  escalator,  remote control,  toy,  breaking and entering,  suburb,  no opening credits,  mental illness,  police station,  cafe,  birthday,  running,  tears,  book,  arrest,  camera,  watching tv,  computer,  mirror,  dream,  cell phone,  crying,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  murder,  flashback,  death,  police,  interview

The Firm (1993)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Firm (1993)

Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the more sinister side of his company. Then, two Associates are murdered. The FBI contact him, asking him for information and suddenly his life is ruined. He has a choice - work with the FBI, or stay with the Firm. Either way he will lose his life as he knows it. Mitch figures the only way out is to follow his own plan... (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  corruption,  money
Locations:usa,  elevator,  snow,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:secretary,  hitman,  lawyer,  detective
Story:law firm,  law,  mercedes benz,  troubled marriage,  private jet,  corporation,  attorney,  cover up,  f word,  jail,  investigation,  cell phone,  brother brother relationship,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  death,  murder

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Body Of Lies (2008)
Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War

Body Of Lies (2008)

Roger Ferris is a CIA operative in the Middle East; Ed Hoffman is his control at Langley. Cynicism is everywhere. In Amman, Roger works with Hani Salaam, Jordan's head of security, whose only dictum is "Don't lie to me." The Americans are in pursuit of a cleric who leads a group placing bombs all over Europe. When Hani rebukes Ed's demand that Jordan allow the Americans to use one of Jordan's double agents, Roger and Ed hatch a plan to bring the cleric to them. The plan is complicated by its being a secret from Hani and by Roger's attraction to a local nurse. Satellites and cell phones, bodies and lies: modern warfare. (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  drinking,  money,  suicide
Locations:restaurant
Characters:lawyer,  boy
Story:mercedes benz,  jail cell,  video camera,  kicking in a door,  private jet,  intrigue,  syringe,  injection,  search,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  f word,  jail,  cafe,  running,  bomb,  sister sister relationship,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  brother brother relationship,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  murder,  flashback

Paranoia (2013)
Drama, Thriller

Paranoia (2013)

The high stakes thriller Paranoia takes us deep behind the scenes of global success to a deadly world of greed and deception. The two most powerful tech billionaires in the world ('Harrison Ford (I)' (qv) and 'Gary Oldman (I)' (qv)) are bitter rivals with a complicated past who will stop at nothing to destroy each other. A young superstar ('Liam Hemsworth' (qv)), seduced by unlimited wealth and power falls between them, and becomes trapped in the middle of the twists and turns of their life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realizes his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows far too much for them to let him walk away. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance
Locations:apartment,  elevator,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman
Story:manhattan new york city,  new york city,  industrial espionage,  subterfuge,  lens flare,  corporation,  intrigue,  electronic music score,  answering machine,  power,  business,  cover up,  hit by a car,  arrest,  watching tv,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  party,  photograph,  father son relationship,  flashback,  murder,  death

Gothika (2003) is one of the best movies like Michael Clayton (2007)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Gothika (2003)

Dr. Miranda Grey is a psychiatrist who works in a penitentiary, in the mental institution sector. She is married with Dr. Douglas Grey, the chief of department where Dr. Pete Graham also works. Chloe Sava, a patient of Dr. Miranda formerly abused by her stepfather, claims that she is frequently raped by the devil in her cell. After leaving the asylum in a stormy night, Dr. Miranda has a car accident, and when she wakes up, she is an inmate of the institution, being accused of an horrible crime and having no memory of the incident. This is why Gothika (2003) is one of the best movies like Michael Clayton (2007). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  insanity,  suicide
Mood:night
Characters:lawyer,  policeman
Story:jail cell,  video camera,  sedative,  mental breakdown,  video tape,  madman,  nervous breakdown,  medication,  hypodermic needle,  syringe,  injection,  mental illness,  police station,  running,  tears,  watching tv,  computer,  mirror,  dream,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  murder,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  flashback,  death,  interview,  police

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Runaway Jury (2003)
Drama, Thriller

Runaway Jury (2003)

Wendell Rohr is a torts lawyer taking on the gun lobby. Rankin Fitch is the jury consultant for the Defendants and between them the battle is for the hearts and minds of the jury. But there is someone on the inside. Nicholas Easter is a juror with a girlfriend, Marlee, on the outside. they have a past ..... and their own agenda. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  corruption,  drinking,  money,  suicide
Locations:apartment,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  secretary,  policeman
Story:birthday cake,  plaintiff,  litigation,  lawsuit,  video tape,  attorney,  breaking and entering,  law,  cafe,  birthday,  arrest,  sister sister relationship,  drink,  camera,  computer,  cell phone,  telephone call,  surprise ending,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  death

Rising Sun (1993)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Rising Sun (1993)

At the offices of a Japanese corporation, during a party, a woman, who's evidently a professional mistress, is found dead, apparently after some rough sex. A police detective, Web Smith is called in to investigate but before getting there, he gets a call from someone who instructs him to pick up John Connor, a former police Captain and expert on Japanese affairs. When they arrive there Web thinks that everything is obvious but Connor tells him that there's a lot more going on. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  divorce,  suicide
Locations:apartment,  elevator,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  detective
Story:corporation,  crime scene,  told in flashback,  card game,  golf,  business,  exploding car,  police station,  investigation,  mirror,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  party,  photograph,  police,  murder

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

Triple 9 (2016)

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

Themes:surveillance,  corruption,  money
Locations:apartment,  elevator,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman,  detective
Story:car bomb,  car fire,  ambiguous ending,  lens flare,  crime scene,  electronic music score,  machismo,  policewoman,  cover up,  exploding car,  police station,  f word,  urban setting,  bomb,  arrest,  sister sister relationship,  computer,  investigation,  cell phone,  brother brother relationship,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  police,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  murder

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Man Som Hatar Kvinnor (2009) is one of the best movies like Michael Clayton (2007)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Man Som Hatar Kvinnor (2009)

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle suspects murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, ruthless computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from almost forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history; but, the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  drinking,  suicide
Locations:farm,  snow
Characters:secretary,  lawyer,  policeman,  boy
Period:2000s
Story:computer,  disappearance,  video camera,  car explosion,  car fire,  car on fire,  hypodermic needle,  breaking and entering,  syringe,  scandal,  exploding car,  dysfunctional family,  jail,  running,  undressing,  sister sister relationship,  drink,  camera,  watching tv,  investigation,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  brother brother relationship,  surprise ending,  photograph,  murder,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  flashback,  death

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

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. This is why Don't Say A Word (2001) is one of the best movies like Michael Clayton (2007). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  insanity,  money
Locations:apartment,  elevator
Characters:detective
Period:2000s
Story:manhattan new york city,  new york city,  crime scene,  hypodermic needle,  syringe,  policewoman,  injection,  exploding car,  police station,  f word,  urban setting,  tears,  arrest,  camera,  watching tv,  investigation,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  flashback,  police,  death

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

The Dark Knight (2008)

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

Themes:surveillance,  insanity,  corruption,  money
Mood:night
Locations:city,  usa,  apartment,  elevator,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:secretary,  lawyer,  detective
Period:2000s
Story:attorney,  car bomb,  jail cell,  kicking in a door,  private jet,  skyscraper,  madman,  ambiguous ending,  lens flare,  crime scene,  electronic music score,  law,  policewoman,  cover up,  poison,  hit by a car,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  police station,  jail,  urban setting,  bomb,  arrest,  investigation,  horse,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  police,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  interview,  murder

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Cache (2005)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Cache (2005)

Set in France, Georges is a TV Literary Reviewer and lives in a small yet modern town house with his wife Ann, a publisher and his young son Pierrot. They begin to receive video tapes through the post of their house and family, along side obscure child-like drawings. They visit the police with hope of aid to find the stalker, but as there is no direct threat, they refuse to help. As the tapes become more personal, Georges takes it upon himself to figure out who is putting through his family through such horror. A true Michael Haneke Classic. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  guilt,  money,  suicide
Locations:apartment,  elevator
Characters:lawyer,  policeman,  detective,  boy
Story:video camera,  ambiguous ending,  remote control,  answering machine,  machismo,  reading,  storytelling,  search,  running,  tears,  book,  camera,  watching tv,  dream,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  police,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  interview

Chugyeogja (2008) is one of the best movies like Michael Clayton (2007)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Chugyeogja (2008)

Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds a clue that the vanished girls were all called up by a same client whom one of his girls is meeting with right now.

Themes:guilt
Locations:elevator,  hotel
Characters:detective
Story:video camera,  client,  document,  disappearance,  debt,  search,  police station,  running,  tears,  arrest,  camera,  watching tv,  investigation,  cell phone,  crying,  photograph,  death,  murder,  flashback

Awake (2007)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Awake (2007)

While undergoing open heart surgery, a man's failed anesthetic leaves him completely alert, but paralyzed and unable to tell his doctors

Themes:drinking,  money,  suicide
Characters:secretary,  policeman
Story:manhattan new york city,  new york city,  lawsuit,  card playing,  medication,  told in flashback,  hypodermic needle,  poker,  syringe,  tears,  undressing,  arrest,  drink,  camera,  computer,  investigation,  mirror,  dream,  cell phone,  crying,  party,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  murder,  flashback,  death

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