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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,  screen saver,  clothes on shower,  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,  twin towers,  binge drinking,  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,  falling in love,  college student,  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,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  murder,  kiss,  death,  violence

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,  dinner,  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

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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,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  kiss,  violence,  murder,  death

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

Don't Say A Word (2001)

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

Out Of The Furnace (2013) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (2010)
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,  murder,  violence

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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. This is why Menace II Society (1993) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (2010).

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

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

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

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One Day (2011) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (2010)
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

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,  businessman,  death of friend,  jail,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  tattoo,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  violence,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  murder,  death

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. This is why Fruitvale Station (2013) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (2010). (Read More)

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

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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)

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

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

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

Flatliners (1990)

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

Themes: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,  death,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
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. This is why War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (2010). (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,  death,  violence,  murder

The Human Stain (2003) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (2010)
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,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  violence,  death,  murder

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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: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,  death,  violence

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)
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,  kiss,  violence

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The Bone Collector (1999) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (2010)
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. This is why The Bone Collector (1999) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (2010). (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,  violence,  death,  murder

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

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:anger
Locations:apartment,  restaurant
Characters:secretary
Story:twin towers,  answering machine message,  skyscraper,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  businessman,  drawing,  new york,  bed,  undressing,  blonde,  shot to death,  pistol,  surprise ending,  new york city,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  kiss,  death,  violence,  murder

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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,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  murder,  violence,  death

Biutiful (2010) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (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,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  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? This is why Money Train (1995) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (2010). (Read More)

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

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Homefront (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Homefront (2013)

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

Themes:bullying
Story:tattoo on arm,  birthday party,  death of son,  widower,  diner,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  prison,  train,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  violence,  death

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

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

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

Themes:anger,  suicide
Locations:apartment
Period:2000s
Story:police arrest,  diner,  brawl,  arrest,  face slap,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  murder

21 Grams (2003) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (2010)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

21 Grams (2003)

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

Themes:anger,  suicide
Locations:bicycle,  restaurant
Story:birthday party,  drawing,  diner,  death of mother,  little girl,  jail,  vomiting,  face slap,  prison,  pistol,  tattoo,  party,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  murder,  death,  kiss

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

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:anger
Story:movie theatre,  drawing,  death of friend,  diner,  brawl,  arrest,  face slap,  fistfight,  shot to death,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  death

Four Brothers (2005)
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. This is why Four Brothers (2005) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (2010). (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,  death,  violence,  murder

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:anger
Locations:apartment,  restaurant
Story:terrorist attack,  death of brother,  tragic event,  college student,  diner,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  death

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

Hummingbird (2013)

Locations:apartment,  restaurant
Story:art gallery,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  death of friend,  vomiting,  brawl,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  violence

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,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  death

Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

New Rochelle, the 1960s. High schooler Frank Abagnale Jr. idolizes his father, who's in trouble with the IRS. When his parents separate, Frank runs away to Manhattan with $25 in his checking account, vowing to regain dad's losses and get his parents back together. Just a few years later, the FBI tracks him down in France; he's extradited, tried, and jailed for passing more than $4,000,000 in bad checks. Along the way, he's posed as a Pan Am pilot, a pediatrician, and an attorney. And, from nearly the beginning of this life of crime, he's been pursued by a dour FBI agent, Carl Hanratty. What starts as cat and mouse becomes something akin to father and son. (Read More)

Locations:apartment,  restaurant
Story:jail cell,  police arrest,  movie theatre,  businessman,  dinner,  diner,  classroom,  vomiting,  arrest,  prison,  pistol,  new york city,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  sex scene

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Lock Up (1989)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Lock Up (1989)

Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by Leone, and has now arrived on the scene to ensure that Leone never sees the light of day. This is why Lock Up (1989) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (2010). (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Story:jail cell,  male bonding,  death of friend,  jail,  brawl,  kissing,  fistfight,  prison,  pistol,  tattoo,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence

Killer Joe (2011) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (2010)
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,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  death

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,  violence,  murder

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Last Man Standing (1996)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Last Man Standing (1996)

John Smith is an amoral gunslinger in the days of Prohibition. On the lam from his latest (unspecified) exploits, he happens upon the town of Jericho, Texas. Actually, calling Jericho a town would be too generous--it has become more like a ghost town, since two warring gangs have 'driven off all the decent folk.' Smith sees this as an opportunity to play both sides off against each other, earning himself a nice piece of change as a hired gun. Despite his strictly avowed mercenary intentions, he finds himself risking his life for his, albeit skewed, sense of honor.... (Read More)

Story:jail cell,  kissing while having sex,  loss of loved one,  cowboy hat,  dinner,  brawl,  face slap,  blonde,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  kiss,  murder,  violence

Persepolis (2007)
Animation, Biography, Drama, War

Persepolis (2007)

In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study for a better life. However, this change proves an equally difficult trial with the young woman finding herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs. (Read More)

Themes:anger
Locations:bicycle,  cemetery,  restaurant
Period:1990s
Story:jail cell,  young love,  movie theatre,  twenty something,  classroom,  jail,  bed,  vomiting,  arrest,  prison,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  murder,  death,  kiss

The Double (2013) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (2010)
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. This is why The Double (2013) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (2010). (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

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A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)

Death stalks the dreams of several young adults to claim its revenge on the killing of Freddy Kruger. Chased and chastised by this finger-bladed demon, it is the awakening of old memories and the denials of a past of retribution that spurns this hellish vision of a dreamlike state and turns death into a nightmare reality. (Read More)

Locations:cemetery
Story:death of boyfriend,  younger version of character,  bookstore,  drawing,  death of friend,  diner,  jail,  arrest,  surprise ending,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder

Die Welle (2008)
Drama, Thriller

Die Welle (2008)

High school teacher, Rainer Wegner, may be popular with the students, but he's also unorthodox. He's forced to teach autocracy for the school's project week. He's less than enthusiastic at first, but the response of the students is surprising to say the least. He forces the students to become more invested in the prospect of self rule, and soon the class project has its own power and eerily starts to resemble Germany's past. Can Wegner and his class realize what's happening before the horrors start repeating themselves? (Read More)

Themes:bullying,  suicide
Locations:bicycle
Story:coffee shop,  drawing,  classroom,  vomiting,  arrest,  face slap,  brother sister relationship,  tattoo,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  violence,  kiss

Colombiana (2011)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Colombiana (2011)

A young woman grows up to be a stone-cold assassin after witnessing her parents' murder as a child in Bogota. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target - the mobster responsible for her parents' death. (Read More)

Story:daughter seeing mother murdered,  woman shot,  stone,  subway,  death of mother,  jail,  brawl,  fistfight,  prison,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  sex scene,  murder,  death,  violence

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Festen (1998) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (2010)
Drama

Festen (1998)

The Father turns 60. His family, which is a big one of the kind, gathers to celebrate him on a castle. Everybody likes and respects the father deeply...or do they? The youngest son is trying to live up to the father's expectations. He is running a grill-bar in a dirty part of Copenhagen. The oldest son runs a restaurant in France, while the sister is a anthropologist. The older sister has recently committed suicide and the father asks the oldest son to say a few words about her, because he is afraid he will break into tears if he does it himself. The oldest son agrees without argument. Actually he has already written two speeches. A yellow and a green one. By the table, he asks the father to pick a speech. The father chooses green. The oldest son announces that this is the Speech of Truth. Everybody laughs, except for the father who gets a nervous look on his face. For he knows that the oldest son is about to reveal the secret of why the oldest sister killed herself. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Locations:restaurant
Story:blonde woman,  birthday party,  father son conflict,  gravestone,  drawing,  dinner,  vomiting,  face slap,  blonde,  brother sister relationship,  brother brother relationship,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  kiss,  violence,  murder

The Cable Guy (1996)
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. This is why The Cable Guy (1996) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (2010). (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

13 (2010)
Drama, Thriller

13 (2010)

In Talbot, Ohio, a father's need for surgeries puts the family in a financial bind. His son Vince, an electrician, overhears a man talking about making a fortune in just a day. When the man overdoses on drugs, Vince finds instructions and a cell phone that the man has received and substitutes himself: taking a train to New York and awaiting contact. He has no idea what it's about. He ends up at a remote house where wealthy men bet on who will survive a complicated game of Russian roulette: he's number 13. In flashbacks we meet other contestants, including a man whose brother takes him out of a mental institution in order to compete. Can Vince be the last one standing? (Read More)

Story:death of protagonist,  bet,  cowboy hat,  death of brother,  new york,  shot to death,  train,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder

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Parenthood (1989)
Comedy, Drama

Parenthood (1989)

The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers.

Story:birthday party,  cowboy hat,  dinner,  little girl,  bed,  vomiting,  brother sister relationship,  brother brother relationship,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  sex scene,  kiss

Brooklyn (2015) is one of the best movies like Remember Me (2010)
Drama, Romance

Brooklyn (2015)

In late 1951, Eilis Lacey, a young Irish girl, emigrates to Brooklyn. Sponsored by Father Flood, a priest from her native town Enniscorthy, she is assured to find a full-time job there. But the early days are tough, seasickness being soon replaced by loneliness and homesickness, two feelings all the more acutely felt by Eilis for having had to leave behind her widowed mother and her dear sister Rose. She nevertheless little by little manages to find her footing by adapting to her job as a salesgirl, by studying bookkeeping at Brooklyn College as well as with a little help from both Father Flood and Mrs. Kehoe, the owner of the boarding school she now lives in. And not only does graduation follow but love shows its face in Tony, an Italian-American plumber, full of adoration and respect for her. They end up marrying, although keeping the thing secret. It is at that point that tragedy strikes inciting Eilis to return to Enniscorthy to support her mother morally. And there a strange thing happens : she gradually gets lured by the charms of her native place, going far as to let herself be wooed by Jim Farrell, a young local. (Read More)

Locations:apartment,  cemetery,  restaurant
Story:new york skyline,  gravestone,  twenty something,  tragic event,  falling in love,  classroom,  bed,  best friend,  vomiting,  undressing,  train,  brother brother relationship,  new york city,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  death,  kiss

Cashback (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Cashback (2006)

When art student Ben Willis is dumped by his girlfriend Suzy, he develops chronic insomnia after finding out how quickly she moved on. To pass the long hours of the night, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket. There he meets a colorful cast of characters, all of whom have their own 'art' in dealing with the boredom of an eight-hour-shift. Ben's art is that he imagines himself stopping time. This way, he can appreciate the artistic beauty of the frozen world and the people inside it - especially Sharon, the pretty and quiet checkout girl, who perhaps holds the answer to solving the problem of Ben's insomnia. (Read More)

Themes:anger
Locations:bicycle
Story:birthday party,  movie theatre,  art gallery,  college student,  drawing,  diner,  little girl,  classroom,  best friend,  undressing,  blonde,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship

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