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Remember Me (2010)
Drama, Romance

Remember Me (2010)

A romantic drama set in New York City during the summer of 2001, where Tyler, a rebellious young man, meets Ally through a twist of fate. Her spirit helps him heal after a family tragedy, though soon the circumstances that brought them together threaten to tear them apart.

Themes:trauma,  bullying,  anger,  suicide
Locations:apartment,  bicycle,  cemetery,  restaurant
Characters:secretary
Period:2000s,  1990s
Story:subway train,  bookstore clerk,  child's drawing,  subway station,  jail cell,  police arrest,  blonde woman,  kissing while having sex,  tattoo on chest,  tattoo on arm,  birthday party,  daughter seeing mother murdered,  computer monitor,  stuffed toy panda,  hair cut off,  clothes on shower,  screen saver,  new york police department,  window smashing,  violent cop,  photo montage,  boardroom,  two in a shower,  split lip,  little sister,  21 year old,  board meeting,  visiting a grave,  binge drinking,  twin towers,  answering machine message,  protective male,  bail,  child prodigy,  death of boyfriend,  father son conflict,  year 2001,  new york skyline,  art museum,  woman shot,  terrorist attack,  gravestone,  scene of the crime,  mugging,  hazing,  foreplay,  skyscraper,  stone,  fire extinguisher,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  coffee shop,  younger version of character,  loss of brother,  death of protagonist,  bet,  young love,  slacker,  bookstore,  movie theatre,  art gallery,  teddy bear,  loss of loved one,  male bonding,  cowboy hat,  twenty something,  death of son,  loss of mother,  death of brother,  schoolgirl,  tragic event,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  college student,  falling in love,  widower,  businessman,  roommate,  drawing,  dinner,  subway,  death of friend,  diner,  new york,  death of mother,  little girl,  classroom,  jail,  bed,  best friend,  vomiting,  brawl,  kissing,  undressing,  arrest,  face slap,  blonde,  fistfight,  shot to death,  prison,  train,  brother sister relationship,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  new york city,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  death,  murder,  violence,  kiss

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-fi

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

When Henry DeTamble meets Clare Abshire in a Chicago library they both understand that he is a time traveler, but she knows much more about him as he has not yet been to the times and places where they have already met. He falls in love with her, as she has already with him, but his continuing unavoidable absences while time traveling - and then returning with increasing knowledge of their future - makes things ever more difficult for Clare. (Read More)

Locations:apartment,  restaurant
Period:2000s,  1990s
Story:kissing while having sex,  birthday party,  protective male,  art gallery,  loss of loved one,  loss of mother,  tragic event,  widower,  subway,  diner,  death of mother,  little girl,  brawl,  arrest,  face slap,  fistfight,  surprise ending,  party,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  kiss

Boy A (2007)
Drama

Boy A (2007)

A young man is released from prison after many years and given a new identity in a new town. Aided by a supervisor who becomes like a father to him he finds a job and friends and hesitantly starts a relationship with a compassionate girl. But the secret of the heinous crime he committed as a boy weighs down on him, and he learns that it is not so easy to escape your past. (Read More)

Themes:bullying,  suicide
Locations:cemetery,  restaurant
Characters:secretary
Story:child's drawing,  birthday party,  gravestone,  male bonding,  drawing,  little girl,  classroom,  jail,  bed,  undressing,  face slap,  prison,  train,  brother brother relationship,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  kiss,  murder,  violence,  death

Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Crime, Drama

Boyz N The Hood (1991)

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

Themes:anger
Locations:restaurant
Period:1990s
Story:death of boyfriend,  loss of brother,  loss of loved one,  death of son,  death of brother,  tragic event,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  death of friend,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  tattoo,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  murder

Don't Say A Word (2001) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (2010)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

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

Themes:anger
Locations:apartment,  cemetery
Period:2000s,  1990s
Story:subway station,  stone,  tragic event,  drawing,  subway,  death of friend,  little girl,  vomiting,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  new york city,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  violence,  death

World Trade Center (2006)
Drama, History, Thriller

World Trade Center (2006)

On September, 11th 2001, after the terrorist attack to the World Trade Center, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the wreckage while the rescue teams fight to save them.

Period:2000s
Story:twin towers,  year 2001,  terrorist attack,  skyscraper,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  drawing,  subway,  death of friend,  vomiting,  train,  brother sister relationship,  tattoo,  new york city,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  death

The Bone Collector (1999)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Bone Collector (1999)

Quadripeligic ex-cop Lincoln Rhyme was looking forward to his assisted suicide when he got the news: some sicko was abducting people in a taxi and leaving them to die in particularly sadistic ways. With time counting down between each abduction and possible death, Rhyme recruits rather-unwilling Amelia Donaghy, haunted by her cop father's suicide and thinking she's next, into working the crime scenes to track down the killer. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Locations:apartment
Period:1990s
Story:subway station,  new york skyline,  scene of the crime,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  bookstore,  college student,  subway,  little girl,  brawl,  shot to death,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  new york city,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  violence

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:anger
Locations:cemetery
Period:2000s
Story:kissing while having sex,  visiting a grave,  younger version of character,  bet,  death of brother,  vomiting,  brawl,  face slap,  fistfight,  shot to death,  prison,  train,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  tattoo,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  death,  violence,  murder

Menace II Society (1993) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (2010)
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:anger
Period:1990s
Story:jail cell,  loss of mother,  death of friend,  death of mother,  vomiting,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  prison,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  murder

The Roommate (2011)
Drama, Horror, Thriller

The Roommate (2011)

Fresh from Des Moines, Iowa, Sara Matthews has just landed in Los Angeles as a college freshman studying fashion design. She meets handsome Stephen, party-lover Tracy, and roommate Rebecca. Rebecca is nice, sweet and ready to share everything with Sara. It could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. But Tracy is convinced that there's something seriously wrong with Rebecca and bad things start happening to everyone close to Sara. If Sara is to have a normal college experience, she's going to have to get to the bottom of what's up with Rebecca and quickly get out of her clutches. (Read More)

Themes:bullying
Locations:apartment
Story:tattoo on chest,  coffee shop,  art gallery,  tragic event,  college student,  roommate,  drawing,  diner,  classroom,  undressing,  face slap,  blonde,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  kiss,  murder,  violence,  death

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)

Locations:cemetery,  restaurant
Period:2000s
Story:child's drawing,  bail,  death of son,  tragic event,  dinner,  subway,  little girl,  jail,  vomiting,  undressing,  arrest,  face slap,  brother sister relationship,  brother brother relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  death,  kiss

Fruitvale Station (2013)
Biography, Drama, Romance

Fruitvale Station (2013)

This is the true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother, whose birthday falls on New Year's Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend, who he hasn't been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to T, their beautiful 4 year old daughter. He starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easy. He crosses paths with friends, family, and strangers, each exchange showing us that there is much more to Oscar than meets the eye. But it would be his final encounter of the day, with police officers at the Fruitvale BART station that would shake the Bay Area to its very core, and cause the entire nation to be witnesses to the story of Oscar Grant. (Read More)

Themes:anger
Story:subway train,  subway station,  death of boyfriend,  death of protagonist,  death of son,  tragic event,  subway,  death of friend,  little girl,  undressing,  arrest,  train,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  tattoo,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  violence,  kiss,  death,  murder

All Good Things (2010) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (2010)
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:suicide
Locations:apartment,  bicycle,  restaurant
Period:2000s
Story:birthday party,  two in a shower,  answering machine message,  loss of mother,  dinner,  subway,  undressing,  train,  brother sister relationship,  brother brother relationship,  new york city,  party,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  kiss,  murder,  violence,  death

The Judge (2014)
Crime, Drama

The Judge (2014)

Hank Palmer is a successful defense attorney in Chicago, who is getting a divorce. When His brother calls with the news that their mother has died, Hank returns to his childhood home to attend the funeral. Despite the brittle bond between Hank and the Judge, Hank must come to his father's aid and defend him in court. Here, Hank discovers the truth behind the case, which binds together the dysfunctional family and reveals the struggles and secrecy of the family. (Read More)

Themes:bullying,  anger
Locations:bicycle,  cemetery,  restaurant
Story:bail,  gravestone,  scene of the crime,  death of son,  tragic event,  widower,  diner,  death of mother,  little girl,  arrest,  face slap,  prison,  brother brother relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  kiss,  murder,  death

Run All Night (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Run All Night (2015)

Professional Brooklyn hitman Jimmy Conlon is more commonly known as THE GRAVEDIGGER. Jimmy was a mob hit-man, who was best friends with his boss Sean Maguire. But when Jimmy's son, Michael, is marked for death by the mob, Jimmy must go up against Sean to protect Michael at all costs. Together, he and Michael must avoid corrupt cops, contract killers and the mob to survive the night. (Read More)

Locations:restaurant
Story:subway station,  death of protagonist,  death of son,  subway,  death of friend,  diner,  brawl,  arrest,  face slap,  fistfight,  shot to death,  brother sister relationship,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  new york city,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  murder,  violence

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

Flatliners (1990)

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

Themes:trauma,  bullying,  suicide
Locations:apartment,  cemetery
Period:1990s
Story:split lip,  answering machine message,  tragic event,  college student,  subway,  diner,  little girl,  bed,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  kiss

Nocturnal Animals (2016) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (2010)
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:anger
Locations:restaurant
Story:boardroom,  art gallery,  cowboy hat,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  businessman,  diner,  brawl,  arrest,  shot to death,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  new york city,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  death

Stay (2005)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Stay (2005)

A thought-provoking and haunting exploration of how reality and dream-states may combine to form complex interactions. The line between the imagination and reality blurs when an accomplished Psychiatrist takes on a patient that appears to be suicidal.

Themes:suicide
Locations:bicycle,  cemetery
Characters:secretary
Story:bookstore,  art gallery,  college student,  drawing,  subway,  diner,  death of mother,  undressing,  train,  surprise ending,  new york city,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  death

Happythankyoumoreplease (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Happythankyoumoreplease (2010)

Six New Yorkers juggle love, friendship, and the keenly challenging specter of adulthood. Sam Wexler is a struggling writer who's having a particularly bad day. When a young boy gets separated from his family on the subway, Sam makes the questionable decision to bring the child back to his apartment and thus begins a rewarding, yet complicated, friendship. Sam's life revolves around his friends-Annie, whose self-image keeps her from commitment; Charlie and Mary Catherine, a couple whose possible move to Los Angeles tests their relationship; and Mississippi, a cabaret singer who catches Sam's eye. (Read More)

Locations:apartment,  restaurant
Story:child's drawing,  twenty something,  drawing,  subway,  new york,  best friend,  arrest,  new york city,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  kiss

Horns (2013)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Horns (2013)

After Iggy's long-time girlfriend is murdered and the whole town agrees he is the killer, he awakens one morning with horns and the townspeople soon confess their sins. Once knowing the sins of the people, he is facing the true killer of his beloved girlfriend.

Themes:trauma,  anger
Locations:cemetery
Story:younger version of character,  death of protagonist,  teddy bear,  loss of mother,  diner,  death of mother,  little girl,  best friend,  brawl,  undressing,  face slap,  blonde,  shot to death,  brother brother relationship,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  murder,  violence,  death

Across The Universe (2007) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (2010)
Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Across The Universe (2007)

Across The Universe is a fictional love story set in the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, the struggle for free speech and civil rights, mind exploration and rock and roll. At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, the story moves from high schools and universities in Massachusetts, Princeton and Ohio to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, Vietnam and the dockyards of Liverpool. A combination of live action and animation, the film is paired with many songs by 'The Beatles' (qv) that defined the time. (Read More)

Locations:cemetery
Story:jail cell,  police arrest,  death of boyfriend,  death of son,  falling in love,  college student,  roommate,  drawing,  subway,  classroom,  jail,  undressing,  arrest,  blonde,  brother sister relationship,  new york city,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss,  murder,  death

I Origins (2014)
Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

I Origins (2014)

I Origins begins when graduate student, Ian Gray, is researching the evolution of human eyes with Karen and Kenny, in order to prove that eyes have evolved instead of "appeared" as creationists claim. His fascination with eyes takes him into areas that have profound personal and cultural consequences. (Read More)

Locations:cemetery
Story:subway train,  subway station,  two in a shower,  younger version of character,  falling in love,  roommate,  diner,  little girl,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  sex scene,  death

One Day (2011)
Drama, Romance

One Day (2011)

Emma and Dexter meet on the night of their university graduation. We see them every year on the anniversary of that date - July 15th. Emma is smart but success doesn't come quickly for her, whereas for Dexter, success and women come very easily. Through the years they grow apart as their lives take different directions and they meet other people. But as they grow apart from those other people and their lives start taking opposite directions again, Emma and Dexter find that they belong with each other. (Read More)

Locations:apartment,  bicycle
Period:2000s,  1990s
Story:kissing while having sex,  foreplay,  loss of loved one,  loss of mother,  death of mother,  best friend,  kissing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss

The Double (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Thriller

The Double (2013)

Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams. He feels powerless to change any of these things. The arrival of a new co-worker, James, serves to upset the balance. James is both Simons exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simons horror, James slowly starts taking over his life. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Locations:apartment,  cemetery,  restaurant
Story:subway train,  subway station,  blonde woman,  answering machine message,  drawing,  subway,  diner,  death of mother,  train,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship

The Brave One (2007) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (2010)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Brave One (2007)

David Kirmani,a medical professional, lives in an apartment with his sweetheart, Erica Bain, a radio host, and his dog. They usually take the dog out for a stroll in nearby Central Park and let him run and fetch. One day while at the park they let the dog run without a leash, and when he does not return or respond to their calls, they frantically search for him. They eventually find him being held by three men who want a reward. When David refuses, they start to molest Erica and David intervenes. Two of the men assault the couple, while the third uses a camcorder to film this incident. Erica is knocked unconscious, and regains her senses several days later in a hospital. She is told the shocking news that David was killed and the dog is missing. A traumatized Erica returns home to try and regain her life. She also visits the police station but does not get much help. Fearful of a repeat of this type of incident, she gets an unlicensed gun and carries it with her all the time. One day she witnesses some youths terrorizing subway passengers, forcing them to get off at the next station. When they approach her, she shoots them dead. She uses her gun several more times, always gunning down people committing violent crimes. One day she is summoned to the police station to identify a man who may have been responsible for David's death and the assault on herself. She does recognize him, but refuses to identify him. Subsequently she finds out his whereabouts and plans to avenge her lo… (Read More)

Themes:trauma
Locations:apartment,  cemetery
Story:subway train,  death of boyfriend,  scene of the crime,  mugging,  art gallery,  loss of loved one,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  subway,  new york,  little girl,  vomiting,  shot to death,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  death,  kiss,  violence

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. (Read More)

Locations:cemetery,  restaurant
Story:birthday party,  cowboy hat,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  falling in love,  death of mother,  jail,  vomiting,  undressing,  face slap,  blonde,  shot to death,  train,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  death

The Rainmaker (1997)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Rainmaker (1997)

Rudy Baylor is a jobless young attorney. However, he is also the only hope of an elderly couple whose insurance company will not pay for an operation that could save their son's life. In this judicial drama, Rudy learns to hate corporate America as he falls in love with a battered young married woman. Will he be up to the task? (Read More)

Themes:anger
Locations:apartment,  restaurant
Period:1990s
Story:jail cell,  death of son,  college student,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  brother sister relationship,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder

Rumble Fish (1983)
Drama

Rumble Fish (1983)

Rusty James is the leader of a small, dying gang in an industrial town. He lives in the shadow of the memory of his absent, older brother -- The Motorcycle Boy. His mother has left, his father drinks, school has no meaning for him and his relationships are shallow. He is drawn into one more gang fight and the events that follow begin to change his life. (Read More)

Themes:trauma
Story:21 year old,  mugging,  loss of brother,  slacker,  death of son,  death of brother,  tragic event,  diner,  little girl,  classroom,  best friend,  train,  brother brother relationship,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (2010)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

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

Themes:anger,  suicide
Story:loss of brother,  death of protagonist,  loss of loved one,  death of son,  loss of mother,  death of brother,  tragic event,  death of friend,  death of mother,  little girl,  brawl,  fistfight,  shot to death,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  murder

Absolute Power (1997)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Absolute Power (1997)

Based on the novel by David Baldacci, Absolute Power is about the ruthlessness of people in power. The President believes that everything he does is beyond reproach, including an affair or two. That leads to murder and everyone around him is involved. There is only one witness, a thief named Luther Whitney. They are sure he'll talk, but when? The Secret Service is determined to keep him quiet, but catching a thief isn't always easy. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Locations:apartment
Story:kissing while having sex,  answering machine message,  woman shot,  art gallery,  widower,  drawing,  bed,  arrest,  face slap,  shot to death,  pistol,  party,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  murder,  violence,  death

New Police Story (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Police Story (2004)

Inspector Wing of the Hong Kong Police Force has become the victim of a gang, led by the evil Joe. When his entire team is killed, Wing becomes a hapless drunk, feeling guilty for the deaths of his team. A young man with a troubled past pretends to be a police officer working on the case with Wing, to get him back on his feet and begin an adventure to get revenge on the evil Joe and his Gang of Five, especially when it becomes personal. (Read More)

Locations:apartment,  bicycle
Period:2000s
Story:jail cell,  skyscraper,  bet,  death of son,  death of brother,  death of friend,  vomiting,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  violence

The Wackness (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Wackness (2008)

Friendship, love, and coming of age in New York City, summer of 1994. Luke Shapiro has just graduated from high school, sells marijuana, and trades pot for therapy from a psychologist, Dr. Jeffrey Squires. Luke is attracted to a classmate, Stephanie, who's out of his league and Squires' step-daughter. By July, he's hanging out with Stephanie, taking her on his rounds selling pot out of an ice-cream pushcart. Then things take a turn. In the background, Squires and his wife as well as Luke's parents are having their troubles. (Read More)

Locations:bicycle
Period:1990s
Story:jail cell,  bail,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  falling in love,  subway,  jail,  best friend,  vomiting,  undressing,  arrest,  train,  pistol,  new york city,  party,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  kiss

Dan In Real Life (2007) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Dan In Real Life (2007)

Single father Dan Burns dedicates his life to his children, but one day he meets Marie at a bookstore. They get to know each other, but then Dan finds out that Marie is actually dating his brother, Mitch.

Locations:restaurant
Story:bookstore,  loss of mother,  falling in love,  widower,  dinner,  death of mother,  brother sister relationship,  brother brother relationship,  new york city,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss

Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller

Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

Martin Blank is a freelance hitman who starts to develop a conscience, which causes him to muff a couple of routine assignments. On the advice of his secretary and his psychiatrist, he attends his 10th year High School reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan (a Detroit suburb where he's also contracted to kill someone). Hot on his tail are a couple of over-enthusiastic federal agents, another assassin who wants to kill him, and Grocer, an assassin who wants him to join an "Assassin's Union." (Read More)

Locations:bicycle,  cemetery
Characters:secretary
Period:1990s
Story:kissing while having sex,  fire extinguisher,  twenty something,  diner,  best friend,  face slap,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  death,  violence,  kiss

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:suicide
Locations:apartment,  restaurant
Characters:secretary
Period:2000s
Story:jail cell,  birthday party,  protective male,  skyscraper,  new york,  jail,  undressing,  arrest,  brother sister relationship,  brother brother relationship,  surprise ending,  new york city,  party,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  murder,  death

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

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

Locations:cemetery,  restaurant
Story:scene of the crime,  loss of mother,  widower,  death of mother,  undressing,  face slap,  shot to death,  brother sister relationship,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  new york city,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  murder,  violence,  death

Four Brothers (2005) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (2010)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Four Brothers (2005)

Four adopted brothers come to avenge their mother's death in what appears to be a random killing in a grocery store robbery. However, the boys' investigation of the death reveals more nefarious activities involving the one brother's business dealings with a notorious local hoodlum. Two cops who are trying to solve the case may also not be what they seem. (Read More)

Locations:cemetery,  restaurant
Period:2000s
Story:fire extinguisher,  loss of brother,  loss of mother,  death of brother,  death of mother,  shot to death,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  violence,  death,  murder

No Strings Attached (2011)
Comedy, Romance

No Strings Attached (2011)

Occasionally in the 15 years since summer camp, Adam and Emma cross paths. When he discovers that an ex-girlfriend is living with his dad, he gets drunk, calls every woman in his cell phone contact list, and ends up passed out naked in her living room. By this time, she's a medical resident in L.A. and he's a gopher on a "Glee"-like TV series, hoping to be a writer. She guards her emotions (calling her father's funeral "a thing"), so after a quick shag in the moments she has before leaving for the hospital, she asks if he wants a no-strings-attached, sex-only relationship, without romance or complications. A prescription for fun or for disaster? (Read More)

Locations:cemetery,  restaurant
Period:1990s
Story:kissing while having sex,  birthday party,  two in a shower,  father son conflict,  younger version of character,  roommate,  dinner,  diner,  bed,  best friend,  kissing,  face slap,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  kiss

The Human Stain (2003)
Drama, Romance, Thriller

The Human Stain (2003)

The Human Stain is the story of Coleman Silk (Hopkins), a classics professor with a terrible secret that is about to shatter his life in a small New England town. When his affair with a young troubled janitor (Kidman) is uncovered, the secret Silk had harbored for over fifty years from his wife, his children and colleague, writer Nathan Zuckerman, fast explodes in a conflagration of devastating consequences. It is Zuckerman who stumbles upon Silk's secret and sets out to reconstruct the unknown biography of this eminent, upright man, esteemed as an educator for nearly all his life, and to understand how this ingeniously contrived life came unraveled. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  suicide
Locations:cemetery,  restaurant
Story:death of son,  death of brother,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  college student,  widower,  classroom,  blonde,  train,  brother sister relationship,  brother brother relationship,  tattoo,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  murder,  violence,  death

Death Wish (1974)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Death Wish (1974)

Open-minded architect Paul Kersey returns to New York City from vacationing with his wife, feeling on top of the world. At the office, his cynical coworker gives him the welcome-back with a warning on the rising crime rate. But Paul, a bleeding-heart liberal, thinks of crime as being caused by poverty. However his coworker's ranting proves to be more than true when Paul's wife is killed and his daughter is raped in his own apartment. The police have no reliable leads and his overly sensitive son-in-law only exacerbates Paul's feeling of hopelessness. He is now facing the reality that the police can't be everywhere at once. Out of sympathy his boss gives him an assignment in sunny Arizona where Paul gets a taste of the Old West ideals. He returns to New York with a compromised view on muggers... (Read More)

Locations:apartment,  cemetery,  restaurant
Story:mugging,  cowboy hat,  subway,  diner,  new york,  vomiting,  brawl,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  new york city,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  kiss,  death,  murder,  violence

Broken City (2013) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (2010)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Broken City (2013)

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

Locations:apartment,  restaurant
Characters:secretary
Period:2000s
Story:kissing while having sex,  subway,  death of friend,  new york,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  new york city,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  death

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." (Read More)

Locations:apartment,  cemetery,  restaurant
Story:new york police department,  death of boyfriend,  fire extinguisher,  drawing,  death of friend,  brawl,  arrest,  face slap,  fistfight,  shot to death,  prison,  pistol,  new york city,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  death

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)

Period:1990s
Story:jail cell,  cowboy hat,  diner,  death of mother,  jail,  vomiting,  brawl,  undressing,  arrest,  face slap,  fistfight,  shot to death,  prison,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  death

No Way Out (1987)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

No Way Out (1987)

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

Themes:suicide
Locations:apartment,  cemetery,  restaurant
Characters:secretary
Story:kissing while having sex,  subway,  death of friend,  bed,  vomiting,  arrest,  face slap,  shot to death,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  kiss,  death,  violence,  murder

The Cable Guy (1996) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Thriller

The Cable Guy (1996)

Steven Kovak has been kicked out of his apartment by his girlfriend. Steven has a new apartment, and decides to slip the cable guy (Chip) $50 for free cable. Steven then fakes an interest in Chip's line of work. However Chip takes this to heart trying to become Steven's best bud. When Steven no longer wants to be Chips friend the man who can do it all goes on an all out assault to ruin Steven's life. In the backdrop is the delicate sub-plot of the trial of a former kid star for murdering his brother. (Read More)

Locations:apartment,  restaurant
Characters:secretary
Period:1990s
Story:jail cell,  foreplay,  jail,  brawl,  kissing,  arrest,  blonde,  fistfight,  prison,  surprise ending,  party,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  violence

Oldboy (2013)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Oldboy (2013)

An advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.

Themes:anger,  suicide
Story:year 2001,  younger version of character,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  vomiting,  brawl,  face slap,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  new york city,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  death,  violence,  murder

Rabbit Hole (2010)
Drama

Rabbit Hole (2010)

Becca and Howie Corbett are a happily married couple whose perfect world is forever changed when their young son, Danny, is killed by a car. Becca, an executive-turned-stay-at-home mother, tries to redefine her existence in a surreal landscape of well-meaning family and friends. Painful, poignant, and often funny, Becca's experiences lead her to find solace in a mysterious relationship with a troubled young comic-book artist, Jason - the teenage driver of the car that killed Danny. Becca's fixation with Jason pulls her away from memories of Danny, while Howie immerses himself in the past, seeking refuge in outsiders who offer him something Becca is unable to give. The Corbetts, both adrift, make surprising and dangerous choices as they choose a path that will determine their fate. (Read More)

Themes:trauma,  anger
Story:birthday party,  death of son,  death of brother,  tragic event,  drawing,  dinner,  new york,  arrest,  face slap,  train,  new york city,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  death

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:suicide
Locations:cemetery,  restaurant
Story:jail cell,  new york police department,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  death of mother,  jail,  arrest,  shot to death,  prison,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  new york city,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  murder,  violence,  death

Mysterious Skin (2004) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (2010)
Drama, Mystery

Mysterious Skin (2004)

Brian Lackey is determined to discover what happened during an amnesia blackout when he was eight years old, and then later woke with a bloody nose. He believes he was abducted by aliens, and N. McCormick, a fellow player on Brian's childhood baseball team, may be the key as to exactly what happened that night. As Brian searches for the truth and tries to track him down, Neil McCormick takes up hustling and moves to New York, in attempts to forget childhood memories that haunt him. Together, the two of them uncover the terrible truth of the scars they share. (Read More)

Themes:trauma
Locations:bicycle
Period:1990s
Story:mugging,  movie theatre,  teddy bear,  college student,  drawing,  subway,  new york,  little girl,  bed,  best friend,  undressing,  face slap,  brother sister relationship,  tattoo,  new york city,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  violence,  kiss

Money Train (1995)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Money Train (1995)

Two foster brothers work as transit cops. While one's life is as good as it gets, the other's is a pit. After losing his job, getting dumped by his brother, and getting the crap kicked out of him by a loan shark for the umpteenth time, He implements his plan to steal the "money train," a train carrying the New York Subway's weekly revenue. But when things go awry, will his brother be able to save him in time? (Read More)

Story:kissing while having sex,  new york skyline,  subway,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  train,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  new york city,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  kiss,  violence,  murder

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