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Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

A "story inside a story," in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called "Nocturnal Animals," which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  abortion,  panic,  sadism,  humiliation,  grief,  redemption,  cancer,  paranoia,  brutality,  divorce,  anger,  robbery,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  infidelity,  marriage,  kidnapping,  love,  revenge
Mood:melodrama,  suspense
Locations:texas,  motel,  elevator,  desert,  bathtub,  snow,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:artist,  hostage,  writer,  detective,  homosexual,  teenager
Period:2010s
Story:manuscript,  trailer trash,  trailer home,  sitting on the toilet,  outdoor toilet,  man kills a woman,  gang leader,  gang member,  lung cancer,  nude woman murdered,  woman in jeopardy,  older woman younger man relationship,  final showdown,  police brutality,  escape attempt,  police detective,  male in shower,  rape victim,  stuck in the middle of nowhere,  police lineup,  stood up for dinner,  gallery owner,  running a car off the road,  no cell phone signal,  police vigilantism,  paper cut,  standing in the rain,  police lieutenant,  story within a story,  stood up,  art installation,  naked man,  insomniac,  ex husband,  art show,  boardroom,  british actor playing american character,  self inflicted gunshot wound,  tire iron,  electrician,  death of family,  car thief,  ex wife,  overbearing mother,  freeway,  loss of family,  dreadlocks,  camera phone,  englishman,  reading a book,  plumber,  psychological thriller,  based on novel,  domineering mother,  insomnia,  loss of daughter,  car theft,  farmhouse,  spit in the face,  murder of family,  defecation,  novel,  male objectification,  text messaging,  man crying,  southern accent,  flat tire,  moral dilemma,  trailer,  mustache,  aerial shot,  lipstick,  hit on the head,  death of daughter,  title appears in writing,  novelist,  unfaithful wife,  mercilessness,  hatred,  cynicism,  stealing a car,  redneck,  retirement,  crying man,  hitchhiking,  art gallery,  hitchhiker,  rapist,  loss of wife,  scene during opening credits,  cowboy hat,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  sociopath,  heavy rain,  child murder,  fireplace,  terminal illness,  shot in the arm,  murderer,  laptop,  death of child,  hairy chest,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  manipulation,  scar,  death of wife,  businessman,  danger,  author,  double cross,  child in peril,  nonlinear timeline,  toilet,  diner,  montage,  woman,  mansion,  police car,  gang,  road trip,  police station,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  psychopath,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  extramarital affair,  painting,  brawl,  arrest,  written by director,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  cell phone,  teenage girl,  rape,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  new york city,  party,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  flashback,  police,  gun,  murder,  nudity,  violence

Blood Father (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:panic,  redemption,  paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:motel,  desert
Characters:hostage,  teenager
Period:2010s
Story:trailer home,  woman in jeopardy,  final showdown,  based on novel,  text messaging,  southern accent,  moral dilemma,  mercilessness,  stealing a car,  cynicism,  redneck,  hitchhiking,  hitchhiker,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  sociopath,  scar,  manipulation,  danger,  double cross,  diner,  montage,  police car,  gang,  road trip,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  cell phone,  teenage girl,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  blood,  police,  violence,  gun

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The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Crime, Horror

The Devil's Rejects (2005)

In Ruggsville, Texas, the police under the command of Sheriff John Quincy Wydell attack the house of the sadistic serial killers Firefly family (a.k.a. The Devil's Reject) and they arrest mother Firefly, but Otis B. Driftwood and Baby Firefly escape from the siege. Tiny is wandering nearby the house and also escapes. Otis and Baby call their patriarch, the mad clown Captain Spaulding and they schedule to reunite at an isolated motel in the desert. When Otis and Baby arrive, they kidnap two families of singers, using sadism and violence against the harmless persons. Meanwhile, Sheriff Wydell promises to capture and kill the runaways, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, the Deputy George Wydell. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  sadism,  humiliation,  paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:texas,  motel,  desert,  bathtub
Characters:hostage
Story:trailer trash,  trailer home,  man kills a woman,  final showdown,  police brutality,  escape attempt,  police vigilantism,  death of family,  spit in the face,  murder of family,  southern accent,  mercilessness,  hatred,  stealing a car,  redneck,  rapist,  scene during opening credits,  cowboy hat,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  shot in the arm,  murderer,  manipulation,  double cross,  child in peril,  road trip,  police station,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  arrest,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  rape,  shower,  pistol,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  police,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  independent film,  violence,  flashback,  blood,  death,  murder

Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

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

Themes:humiliation,  paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  robbery,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  love,  revenge
Characters:detective,  teenager
Story:police brutality,  escape attempt,  police detective,  dreadlocks,  hatred,  stealing a car,  heavy rain,  shot in the arm,  child in peril,  gang,  police station,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  independent film,  violence,  flashback,  murder,  gun,  blood,  police,  death

The Way Of The Gun (2000) is one of the best movies like Nocturnal Animals (2016)
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:redemption,  paranoia,  anger,  deception,  escape,  infidelity,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:motel,  elevator,  desert,  hotel
Characters:hostage
Story:no cell phone signal,  spit in the face,  southern accent,  stealing a car,  shot in the arm,  scar,  danger,  double cross,  toilet,  diner,  police car,  police station,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  interrogation,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  extramarital affair,  brawl,  arrest,  written by director,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  cell phone,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  gun,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

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

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. This is why Don't Say A Word (2001) is one of the best movies like Nocturnal Animals (2016). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  anger,  robbery,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:final showdown,  police detective,  based on novel,  spit in the face,  scene during opening credits,  sociopath,  heavy rain,  fireplace,  shot in the arm,  laptop,  manipulation,  scar,  danger,  double cross,  child in peril,  woman,  police car,  gang,  police station,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  police,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

After accomplishing the assignment of dismantling a human trafficking organization, the former military and drifter Jack Reacher goes to Washington to invite his liaison, Major Susan Turner, to have dinner with him. However, he meets her substitute, Colonel Sam Morgan, who explains that Major Turner has been arrested and accused of espionage. Jack seeks out her veteran lawyer, Colonel Bob Moorcroft, who explains that Major Turner has also been accused of the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Further, he also tells Jack he is being sued, accused by a woman of being the father of her fifteen year-old daughter, Samantha. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. He sees that Turner and he have been framed and also that Turner will be killed by two assassins. However, he rescues her and they flee. Soon, they realize that there is a conspiracy involving military people from the army and a government contractor that is a powerful arms dealer. Jack also learns that Samantha is in danger and Turner and he rescue her. They decide to protect her since a skilled assassin is hunting them down while they try to find the motive of the conspiracy. Who can be trusted? (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:motel,  desert,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  teenager
Period:2010s
Story:woman in jeopardy,  final showdown,  escape attempt,  based on novel,  text messaging,  southern accent,  aerial shot,  mercilessness,  stealing a car,  hitchhiking,  hitchhiker,  scene during opening credits,  cowboy hat,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  heavy rain,  laptop,  scar,  danger,  double cross,  child in peril,  toilet,  diner,  montage,  woman,  police car,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  cell phone,  teenage girl,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  photograph,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback,  blood,  police,  murder,  violence

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Period:2010s
Story:man kills a woman,  final showdown,  escape attempt,  aerial shot,  mercilessness,  stealing a car,  art gallery,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  heavy rain,  shot in the arm,  manipulation,  danger,  double cross,  montage,  shot in the back,  f word,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  painting,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  new york city,  party,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  flashback,  gun,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death

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Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) is one of the best movies like Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:panic,  sadism,  humiliation,  paranoia,  brutality,  robbery,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage,  detective,  homosexual,  teenager
Story:final showdown,  police detective,  rape victim,  flat tire,  aerial shot,  mercilessness,  rapist,  loss of wife,  sociopath,  heavy rain,  manipulation,  death of wife,  danger,  double cross,  nonlinear timeline,  mansion,  police car,  gay slur,  criminal,  interrogation,  psychopath,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  cell phone,  teenage girl,  rape,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  gun,  police,  death,  blood,  flashback,  violence

Patriots Day (2016)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:restaurant
Characters:hostage,  detective
Period:2010s
Story:police detective,  text messaging,  mustache,  aerial shot,  hatred,  stealing a car,  sociopath,  laptop,  death of child,  scar,  danger,  double cross,  diner,  montage,  police car,  police station,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  blood,  murder,  gun,  violence,  death

Near Dark (1987)
Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller

Near Dark (1987)

A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars. Part of his initiation includes a bloody assault on a hick bar. This is why Near Dark (1987) is one of the best movies like Nocturnal Animals (2016). (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  redemption,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge,  love
Mood:suspense
Locations:texas,  motel
Characters:hostage,  teenager
Story:trailer home,  gang leader,  spit in the face,  southern accent,  flat tire,  moral dilemma,  trailer,  mercilessness,  stealing a car,  redneck,  hitchhiking,  hitchhiker,  scene during opening credits,  cowboy hat,  sociopath,  death of child,  scar,  manipulation,  double cross,  child in peril,  diner,  police car,  gang,  police station,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  psychopath,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  bare chested male,  violence,  police,  gun,  murder,  blood,  death

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Criminal (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

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

Themes:panic,  redemption,  paranoia,  brutality,  robbery,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:restaurant
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:man kills a woman,  british actor playing american character,  text messaging,  moral dilemma,  aerial shot,  mercilessness,  stealing a car,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  sociopath,  laptop,  scar,  danger,  double cross,  child in peril,  nonlinear timeline,  police car,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  psychopath,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  cell phone,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  flashback,  violence,  blood,  murder,  police,  death

Live By Night (2016) is one of the best movies like Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Live By Night (2016)

Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one-neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover-can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt. Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. Live by Night is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, that brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  redemption,  paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  robbery,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping,  love,  revenge
Locations:elevator,  snow,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  teenager
Story:final showdown,  escape attempt,  based on novel,  loss of daughter,  man crying,  southern accent,  moral dilemma,  mustache,  aerial shot,  death of daughter,  mercilessness,  hatred,  cynicism,  redneck,  crying man,  loss of wife,  sociopath,  shot in the arm,  scar,  death of wife,  danger,  double cross,  nonlinear timeline,  diner,  montage,  mansion,  police car,  gang,  police station,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  psychopath,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  extramarital affair,  painting,  arrest,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  teenage girl,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  death,  police,  murder,  blood,  violence

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:brutality,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:hotel
Characters:detective,  hostage,  teenager
Story:man kills a woman,  police detective,  death of family,  southern accent,  title appears in writing,  hatred,  stealing a car,  cynicism,  cowboy hat,  heavy rain,  fireplace,  shot in the arm,  manipulation,  scar,  double cross,  child in peril,  mansion,  police station,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  interrogation,  psychopath,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  extramarital affair,  brawl,  arrest,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  teenage girl,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  gun,  murder,  police,  violence,  blood,  death

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

Harry Brown (2009)

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

Themes:justice,  sadism,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:escape attempt,  police detective,  camera phone,  man crying,  death of daughter,  mercilessness,  hatred,  cynicism,  stealing a car,  sociopath,  heavy rain,  terminal illness,  shot in the arm,  death of wife,  danger,  double cross,  gang,  police station,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  cell phone,  rape,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback,  police,  gun,  murder,  blood,  violence

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

Morgan (2016)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:final showdown,  british actor playing american character,  southern accent,  moral dilemma,  aerial shot,  stealing a car,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  laptop,  danger,  double cross,  diner,  shot in the back,  f word,  interrogation,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  corpse,  cell phone,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death,  flashback

Logan (2017) is one of the best movies like Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

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

Themes:panic,  sadism,  redemption,  paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:melodrama,  suspense
Locations:motel,  desert,  hotel
Characters:hostage
Story:final showdown,  tire iron,  death of family,  car thief,  farmhouse,  murder of family,  southern accent,  moral dilemma,  mercilessness,  hatred,  stealing a car,  cynicism,  redneck,  scene during opening credits,  cowboy hat,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  sociopath,  heavy rain,  shot in the arm,  scar,  danger,  double cross,  child in peril,  montage,  police car,  gang,  road trip,  shot in the back,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  written by director,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  nudity,  murder,  violence,  death,  blood,  gun

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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:panic,  sadism,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  bathtub,  snow,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:man kills a woman,  final showdown,  escape attempt,  based on novel,  aerial shot,  mercilessness,  stealing a car,  scene during opening credits,  heavy rain,  scar,  manipulation,  danger,  double cross,  nonlinear timeline,  montage,  woman,  police car,  shot in the back,  f word,  interrogation,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  police,  blood,  murder,  violence,  gun

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:panic,  paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  robbery,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  detective
Period:2010s
Story:man kills a woman,  gang member,  police brutality,  police detective,  police lieutenant,  british actor playing american character,  southern accent,  aerial shot,  scene during opening credits,  sociopath,  heavy rain,  laptop,  manipulation,  danger,  double cross,  child in peril,  montage,  police car,  gang,  police station,  f word,  criminal,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  police,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

Baby Driver (2017)
Action, Crime, Music, Thriller

Baby Driver (2017)

Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Deborah, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music? (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  robbery,  deception,  escape,  fear,  revenge,  love
Locations:elevator,  restaurant
Period:2010s
Story:gang member,  final showdown,  escape attempt,  british actor playing american character,  death of family,  loss of family,  southern accent,  flat tire,  aerial shot,  stealing a car,  scene during opening credits,  sociopath,  heavy rain,  shot in the arm,  manipulation,  scar,  danger,  diner,  montage,  police car,  gang,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  arrest,  written by director,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  gun,  police,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

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Seeking Justice (2011) is one of the best movies like Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Seeking Justice (2011)

In New Orleans, English teacher of the high school Rampart High, Will Gerard, and his wife, musician Laura Gerard, are in love with each other. One night, Laura leaves a rehearsal and is assaulted, while Will is playing chess with his friend Jimmy. Will is visiting her in hospital when, out of the blue, a stranger named Simon tells him that he belongs to an organization of vigilantes and offers to eliminate the assailant. In return, the organisation would want a favor from Will in the future. Will agrees, and the criminal is murdered. Six months later, Simon collects his debt with Will. He demands that Will kill Alan Marsh, a pedophile. Will accidentally kills Alan and soon he learns that the victim was an awarded journalist that was investigating the organization. Now he seeks evidences to prove his innocence but the network of the organization is powerful and is seeking Will out to eliminate him. This is why Seeking Justice (2011) is one of the best movies like Nocturnal Animals (2016). (Read More)

Themes:justice,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  love,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:escape attempt,  police detective,  rape victim,  police vigilantism,  police lieutenant,  flat tire,  moral dilemma,  rapist,  scene during opening credits,  shot in the arm,  laptop,  manipulation,  double cross,  police station,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  criminal,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  cell phone,  rape,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  death,  police

Bandidas (2006)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Western

Bandidas (2006)

In 1848, a New York bank wants to put a railroad across Mexico, so it buys up small banks around Santa Rita, Durango, and evicts farmers on the proposed rail line who owe money. The bank's henchman is the murderous Jackson. He runs afoul of two women, Maria, the tough but uneducated daughter of a farmer, and Sara, the European-educated daughter of the owner of one of these banks. To feed the now landless people and to seek revenge, Maria and Sara become bank robbers, veritable Robin Hoods. But Jackson and his hired guns are after them. What are the women's options? (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  robbery,  deception,  escape,  fear,  revenge
Locations:texas,  desert
Characters:detective
Story:final showdown,  escape attempt,  police detective,  southern accent,  moral dilemma,  mercilessness,  hatred,  cowboy hat,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  shot in the arm,  scar,  manipulation,  double cross,  montage,  woman,  mansion,  gang,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  independent film,  violence,  gun,  murder,  death

The Prophecy (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Prophecy (1995)

"Some people lose their faith because Heaven shows them too little," says Thomas Daggett. "But how many people lose their faith because Heaven showed them too much?" Daggett nearly became a priest; now he's a cop. He may want to put religion behind him, but one morning a weird, eyeless, hermaphroditic corpse turns up. Suddenly he is on a path that will put him right in the middle of a war in Heaven. And once again, Heaven will show him too much: gore, blood, charred flesh, living corpses and much worse. Even more central to the heavenly war effort is a young girl. This American Indian child has something Gabriel wants. And Gabriel is willing to kill her and anyone in his path - or even reanimate a corpse or two - to get it. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  sadism,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:trailer home,  final showdown,  police detective,  tire iron,  aerial shot,  hit on the head,  mercilessness,  cynicism,  scene during opening credits,  sociopath,  manipulation,  danger,  double cross,  child in peril,  diner,  police car,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  written by director,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  gun,  murder,  police,  violence,  death,  blood,  flashback

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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:panic,  redemption,  paranoia,  anger,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  restaurant
Period:2010s
Story:male in shower,  camera phone,  based on novel,  moral dilemma,  aerial shot,  scene during opening credits,  terminal illness,  laptop,  manipulation,  danger,  double cross,  nonlinear timeline,  montage,  mansion,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  neo noir,  corpse,  cell phone,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  new york city,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  flashback,  blood

Green Room (2015) is one of the best movies like Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

Green Room (2015)

A band straying into a secluded part of the Pacific Northwest stumbles onto a horrific act of violence. Because they are the only witnesses, they become the targets of a terrifying gang of skinheads who want to make sure all the evidence is eliminated.

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:restaurant
Characters:hostage,  teenager
Period:2010s
Story:trailer home,  man kills a woman,  gang leader,  escape attempt,  aerial shot,  mercilessness,  hatred,  stealing a car,  crying man,  sociopath,  danger,  diner,  montage,  police car,  gang,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  written by director,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  murder,  police,  violence,  death,  blood

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

Self/less (2015)

An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause. This is why Self/less (2015) is one of the best movies like Nocturnal Animals (2016). (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  cancer,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:motel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:british actor playing american character,  camera phone,  moral dilemma,  aerial shot,  stealing a car,  retirement,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  heavy rain,  terminal illness,  laptop,  scar,  double cross,  toilet,  diner,  mansion,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  new york city,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  murder,  violence

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American Assassin (2017)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  sadism,  redemption,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  bathtub,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:man kills a woman,  final showdown,  british actor playing american character,  self inflicted gunshot wound,  camera phone,  based on novel,  aerial shot,  mercilessness,  hatred,  cynicism,  stealing a car,  sociopath,  shot in the arm,  laptop,  scar,  danger,  double cross,  montage,  shot in the back,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

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

Hell Or High Water (2016)

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

Themes:panic,  redemption,  paranoia,  brutality,  robbery,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  revenge
Locations:texas,  motel,  desert,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  detective
Period:2010s
Story:retirement,  final showdown,  police detective,  farmhouse,  southern accent,  mustache,  cowboy hat,  sociopath,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  danger,  double cross,  diner,  police car,  police station,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  shot to death,  neo noir,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  independent film,  gun,  violence,  police,  death,  blood,  murder

Taking Lives (2004) is one of the best movies like Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Taking Lives (2004)

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

Themes:redemption,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  bathtub,  snow,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:artist,  hostage,  detective
Story:escape attempt,  police detective,  art show,  psychological thriller,  based on novel,  farmhouse,  flat tire,  art gallery,  heavy rain,  scar,  double cross,  montage,  mansion,  police car,  police station,  gay slur,  f word,  criminal,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  psychopath,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  painting,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  cell phone,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  police,  bare chested male,  blood,  flashback,  death,  murder

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Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

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

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:snow
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:man kills a woman,  woman in jeopardy,  police brutality,  escape attempt,  police detective,  retirement,  woman,  police station,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  blood,  police,  violence,  death

New Jack City (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. This is why New Jack City (1991) is one of the best movies like Nocturnal Animals (2016). (Read More)

Themes:justice,  sadism,  paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  escape,  fear,  infidelity,  revenge
Locations:snow,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:gang,  man kills a woman,  police brutality,  police detective,  police vigilantism,  dreadlocks,  hatred,  sociopath,  heavy rain,  manipulation,  danger,  double cross,  child in peril,  montage,  mansion,  police station,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  new york city,  party,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  murder,  violence,  gun,  police,  blood,  death,  flashback

Natural Born Killers (1994)
Crime, Drama

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge,  love
Locations:motel,  desert
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:police brutality,  police detective,  rape victim,  southern accent,  mercilessness,  cynicism,  stealing a car,  redneck,  scene during opening credits,  cowboy hat,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  sociopath,  murderer,  author,  double cross,  diner,  montage,  woman,  road trip,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  cell phone,  rape,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  death,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  blood,  police

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Ride Along (2014) is one of the best movies like Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance

Ride Along (2014)

Ben must prove he is good enough to date cop James' sister. By doing this he goes on a "Ride Along" to show that he is not weak and he will do whatever it takes to get James' approval but along the way runs into a few obstacles that he has to overcome in a very funny way.

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage,  detective
Period:2010s
Story:police brutality,  police detective,  police vigilantism,  police lieutenant,  camera phone,  text messaging,  stealing a car,  scene during opening credits,  shot in the arm,  double cross,  police car,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  shot to death,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  violence,  police,  murder

Odd Thomas (2013)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Odd Thomas (2013)

Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas ('Anton Yelchin' (qv)) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs - predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction - Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart Stormy ('Addison Timlin' (qv)) and the local sheriff ('Willem Dafoe' (qv)), Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  redemption,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping,  love,  revenge
Locations:motel,  desert,  bathtub,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:trailer home,  man kills a woman,  police brutality,  escape attempt,  based on novel,  stealing a car,  sociopath,  shot in the arm,  manipulation,  danger,  double cross,  child in peril,  diner,  montage,  police car,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  police,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

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

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

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

Themes:justice,  redemption,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  revenge
Mood:melodrama
Period:2010s
Story:trailer trash,  trailer home,  camera phone,  southern accent,  redneck,  crying man,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  terminal illness,  death of child,  double cross,  police car,  police station,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  painting,  brawl,  written by director,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  flashback,  police,  gun,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

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

Wild Card (2015)

Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes...and this time, it's all or nothing. This is why Wild Card (2015) is one of the best movies like Nocturnal Animals (2016). (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  brutality,  deception,  drunkenness,  fear,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:motel,  elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:rape victim,  based on novel,  aerial shot,  rapist,  scene during opening credits,  sociopath,  double cross,  diner,  gay slur,  f word,  criminal,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  cell phone,  rape,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  independent film,  flashback,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

Cop Out (2010) is one of the best movies like Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Cop Out (2010)

After a clumsy operation trying to capture a drug dealer, the N.Y.P.D Detectives Jimmy Monroe and Paul Hodges are suspended for one month by their Captain Romans. Jimmy decides to sell his rare baseball card to pay for his daughter's expensive wedding while his jealous partner believes that his wife is cheating on him with their next-door neighbor. When Jimmy sells his card to a memorabilia store, the place is burgled by two small-time thieves and the detective loses his card. They track down the thieves. (Read More)

Themes:humiliation,  paranoia,  robbery,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:motel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  detective,  homosexual
Story:gang leader,  police brutality,  police detective,  car thief,  car theft,  spit in the face,  defecation,  aerial shot,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  diner,  montage,  gang,  police station,  gay slur,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  psychopath,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  new york city,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  murder,  police,  violence,  blood

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

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

Themes:justice,  sadism,  brutality,  robbery,  deception
Mood:suspense
Locations:restaurant
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:man kills a woman,  final showdown,  police detective,  camera phone,  reading a book,  retirement,  sociopath,  laptop,  diner,  mansion,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  cell phone,  teenage girl,  shower,  pistol,  knife,  tattoo,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  blood,  flashback,  death

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American Psycho (2000)
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:panic,  paranoia,  brutality,  divorce,  anger,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  infidelity,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:bathtub,  restaurant
Characters:detective,  homosexual
Story:woman in jeopardy,  escape attempt,  british actor playing american character,  psychological thriller,  based on novel,  hatred,  rapist,  scene during opening credits,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  sociopath,  fireplace,  murderer,  businessman,  double cross,  montage,  woman,  police car,  gay slur,  f word,  interrogation,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  cell phone,  rape,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  new york city,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  independent film,  violence,  death,  murder,  blood,  gun,  police

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:sadism,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:elevator,  bathtub,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  detective
Period:2010s
Story:police brutality,  escape attempt,  police detective,  stealing a car,  shot in the arm,  diner,  police station,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  neo noir,  cell phone,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  flashback,  violence,  death,  police,  murder

15 Minutes (2001) is one of the best movies like Nocturnal Animals (2016)
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 Nocturnal Animals (2016). (Read More)

Themes:justice,  sadism,  paranoia,  robbery,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  revenge,  love
Locations:bathtub,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:police brutality,  police detective,  spit in the face,  rapist,  sociopath,  shot in the arm,  police station,  f word,  criminal,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  rape,  pistol,  knife,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood,  police

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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:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  infidelity,  love
Locations:bathtub,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  detective,  homosexual
Period:2010s
Story:police brutality,  police detective,  text messaging,  rapist,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  manipulation,  double cross,  woman,  police car,  gay slur,  f word,  handcuffs,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  extramarital affair,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  new york city,  party,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  flashback,  murder,  death,  police,  violence

8mm (1999)
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:panic,  sadism,  paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:motel
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:loss of daughter,  southern accent,  death of daughter,  hatred,  cynicism,  scene during opening credits,  sociopath,  heavy rain,  danger,  double cross,  mansion,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  interrogation,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  gun,  murder,  blood,  violence

The Nice Guys (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  sadism,  redemption,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  revenge
Locations:elevator,  bathtub,  hotel
Characters:hostage,  detective,  teenager
Story:man kills a woman,  woman,  self inflicted gunshot wound,  moral dilemma,  mustache,  aerial shot,  title appears in writing,  mercilessness,  cynicism,  stealing a car,  scene during opening credits,  sociopath,  shot in the arm,  danger,  double cross,  child in peril,  toilet,  diner,  mansion,  police car,  gay slur,  f word,  interrogation,  psychopath,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  written by director,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  teenage girl,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  nudity,  death,  violence,  police,  blood,  flashback,  murder

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Passenger 57 (1992) is one of the best movies like Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Passenger 57 (1992)

Air travel is the safest, the FAA says. But the FAA never figured the risk with Charles Rane on board. "The Rane of Terror" has masterminded four terrorist attacks. Soon there will be a fifth -- and that's bad news for the passengers on Flight 163. But there's good news too: the man in seat 57! Wesley Snipes plays John Cutter, an undercover security operative who enters the lavatory and exits to find Rane (Bruce Payne) and his gang have taken over. Cutter's next move is clear. Do. Or be done to. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  sadism,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:final showdown,  police brutality,  escape attempt,  englishman,  southern accent,  mercilessness,  redneck,  cowboy hat,  danger,  double cross,  child in peril,  toilet,  police car,  gang,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  death,  flashback,  gun,  murder,  violence,  police,  blood

Allegiant (2016)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love. This is why Allegiant (2016) is one of the best movies like Nocturnal Animals (2016). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge,  love
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  desert
Characters:hostage,  teenager
Story:man kills a woman,  final showdown,  escape attempt,  dreadlocks,  based on novel,  moral dilemma,  aerial shot,  cynicism,  heavy rain,  manipulation,  scar,  danger,  double cross,  child in peril,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  teenage girl,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:panic,  redemption,  paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  robbery,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:man kills a woman,  final showdown,  aerial shot,  mercilessness,  hatred,  loss of wife,  scene during opening credits,  shot in the arm,  manipulation,  scar,  death of wife,  danger,  child in peril,  nonlinear timeline,  montage,  gang,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  showdown,  brawl,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  flashback,  blood,  death

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Hardcore Henry (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... (Read More)

Themes:panic,  sadism,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:man kills a woman,  final showdown,  police brutality,  escape attempt,  rape victim,  freeway,  spit in the face,  text messaging,  mercilessness,  stealing a car,  rapist,  sociopath,  shot in the arm,  manipulation,  danger,  double cross,  montage,  police car,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  interrogation,  psychopath,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  rape,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  flashback,  police,  death,  violence,  gun,  blood,  murder

The Salton Sea (2002) is one of the best movies like Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Salton Sea (2002)

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

Themes:paranoia,  robbery,  deception,  drunkenness,  revenge
Locations:motel
Story:police detective,  male in shower,  self inflicted gunshot wound,  title appears in writing,  cowboy hat,  death of wife,  double cross,  nonlinear timeline,  montage,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  los angeles california,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  flashback,  blood,  death

Solace (2015)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Solace (2015)

A psychic doctor, John Clancy (Sir Anthony Hopkins), works with an F.B.I. Special Agent (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) in search of serial killer Charles Ambrose (Colin Farrell). After having lived in isolation for two years, since the death of his daughter, Clancy is asked by his friend Joe, an F.B.I. Special Agent to help him solve several murders committed by a serial killer. The problem is that Ambrose is also psychic, and far ahead of Clancy. (Read More)

Themes:cancer,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  fear,  marriage
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  bathtub,  hotel
Characters:homosexual
Story:nude woman murdered,  moral dilemma,  death of daughter,  stealing a car,  sociopath,  heavy rain,  child murder,  terminal illness,  murderer,  death of child,  scar,  shot in the back,  f word,  handcuffs,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  death,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  murder,  police,  violence,  flashback,  gun,  blood

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