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Secret Window (2004)
Mystery, Thriller

Secret Window (2004)

Mort Rainey is a successful writer going through a rather unfriendly divorce from his wife of ten years, Amy. Alone and bitter in his cabin, he continues to work on his writing when a stranger named John Shooter shows up on his doorstep, claiming Rainey stole his story. Mort says he can prove the story belongs to him and not Shooter, but while Mort digs around for the magazine which published the story in question years ago, things begin to happen around Shooter. Mort's dog dies, people begin to die, and his divorce proceedings with Amy continue to get uglier. It seems that Shooter has Mort over a barrel, but perhaps Mort has his own ideas on how to resolve all the problems that plague him lately. (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  claustrophobia,  justice,  panic,  unfaithfulness,  insanity,  paranoia,  theft,  anger,  memory,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  adultery,  jealousy,  infidelity
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Locations:lake,  motel,  woods,  snow,  restaurant
Characters:writer,  sheriff,  maid,  thief,  policeman,  detective
Period:winter
Story:private investigator,  cabin,  cabin in the woods,  corn on the cob,  insurance investigator,  mental breakdown,  car goes over a cliff,  investigator,  hit with a shovel,  destruction of property,  stranger,  time,  lake house,  author,  page torn from book,  mystery writer,  laptop computer,  breaking a mirror,  talking to oneself in a mirror,  broken mirror,  private detective,  fire poker,  fire engine,  cattle dog,  burying a dead dog,  rock thrown through a window,  lunch counter,  destroying a room,  burnt down house,  pet door,  pounding on a door,  incrimination,  delivery truck,  needlepoint,  ups,  story within a story,  slinky,  isolated,  reclusiveness,  jack daniels,  hit on the head with a rock,  upstate new york,  mysterious event,  loss of pet,  based on the works of stephen king,  arthritis,  literary agent,  hick,  insurance company,  reservoir,  parcel,  new york state,  seclusion,  hit with a rock,  finger gun,  self reflection,  writing on a wall,  braces,  car in water,  breakdown,  timer,  multiple personality,  self doubt,  screwdriver,  talking to oneself,  short story,  thrown from a car,  sleeping on a couch,  paddle,  husband murders wife,  plagiarism,  reference to john wayne,  hatchet,  mississippi,  digging a grave,  corn,  sole black character dies cliche,  post office,  repeated line,  sleeping in a car,  cadillac,  cleaning lady,  manuscript,  macabre,  writer's block,  killing a dog,  bathrobe,  creativity,  hearing voices,  split personality,  tennessee,  disposing of a dead body,  animal cruelty,  cottage,  sexual tension,  squirrel,  watch,  dead dog,  dead animal,  suv,  molotov cocktail,  hit in the face,  inspiration,  metaphor,  villain played by lead actor,  notebook,  confusion,  southern accent,  intimidation,  fireman,  marital problem,  separation,  bruise,  note,  pet dog,  cliff,  stabbed in the leg,  evidence,  stabbed in the head,  title appears in writing,  convenience store,  scissors,  delusion,  novelist,  stabbed in the throat,  headphones,  shovel,  unfaithful wife,  loss of son,  whiskey,  psycho thriller,  schizophrenia,  burial,  wristwatch,  psychology,  mass murder,  assault,  magazine,  mouse,  hat,  fainting,  killing an animal,  revelation,  destruction,  fireplace,  eyeglasses,  arson,  suspicion,  rat,  isolation,  threat,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  actor shares first name with character,  kicked in the face,  scream,  product placement,  key,  stalker,  flash forward,  gas station,  man with glasses,  mental illness,  diner,  stabbing,  axe,  police car,  police station,  flashlight,  decapitation,  revolver,  hallucination,  cafe,  dead body,  tears,  held at gunpoint,  extramarital affair,  vomiting,  book,  letter,  falling from height,  drink,  computer,  punched in the face,  investigation,  small town,  mirror,  blood splatter,  underwear,  corpse,  dream,  crying,  voice over narration,  fire,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  dog,  police,  blood,  gun,  murder,  fight,  flashback,  death

Chugyeogja (2008)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Chugyeogja (2008)

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

Themes:panic,  anger,  fear
Mood:gore
Locations:motel
Characters:detective
Story:hit with a shovel,  bruise,  pet dog,  stabbed in the leg,  convenience store,  shovel,  burial,  killing an animal,  kicked in the face,  scream,  key,  police car,  police station,  flashlight,  tears,  punched in the face,  investigation,  blood splatter,  underwear,  corpse,  crying,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  murder,  blood,  dog

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

Don't Say A Word (2001)

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

Themes:panic,  insanity,  paranoia,  theft,  anger,  fear
Characters:thief,  detective
Story:hit with a shovel,  sole black character dies cliche,  hearing voices,  bruise,  stabbed in the leg,  shovel,  schizophrenia,  burial,  wristwatch,  revelation,  fireplace,  suspicion,  scream,  flash forward,  axe,  police car,  police station,  flashlight,  revolver,  tears,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  punched in the face,  investigation,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  flashback,  police,  death,  blood,  fight,  murder,  dog

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)

Themes:justice,  insanity,  paranoia,  theft,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  jealousy
Locations:restaurant
Characters:thief,  policeman,  detective
Story:talking to oneself in a mirror,  fireman,  delusion,  arson,  actor shares first name with character,  product placement,  stabbing,  axe,  police station,  cafe,  dead body,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  drink,  punched in the face,  investigation,  blood splatter,  underwear,  corpse,  fire,  telephone call,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  dog,  fight,  murder,  blood,  police,  death

Nocturnal Animals (2016) is one of the best movies like Secret Window (2004)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

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

Themes:justice,  panic,  paranoia,  divorce,  anger,  drunkenness,  fear,  infidelity
Locations:motel,  snow,  restaurant
Characters:writer,  detective
Story:manuscript,  story within a story,  southern accent,  title appears in writing,  novelist,  unfaithful wife,  fireplace,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  author,  diner,  police car,  police station,  held at gunpoint,  extramarital affair,  book,  punched in the face,  blood splatter,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  police,  gun,  death

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In The Mouth Of Madness (1994)
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

In The Mouth Of Madness (1994)

With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all Hell is breaking loose...literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his evil creepy-crawlies to life. Insurance investigator John Trent is sent to investigate Cane's mysterious vanishing act and ends up in the sleepy little East Coast town of Hobb's End. The fact that this town exists as a figment of Cane's twisted imagination is only the beginning of Trent's problems. This is why In The Mouth Of Madness (1994) is one of the best movies like Secret Window (2004). (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  memory,  fear
Mood:nightmare
Locations:motel
Characters:writer
Story:insurance investigator,  investigator,  literary agent,  sleeping in a car,  manuscript,  title appears in writing,  schizophrenia,  revelation,  fireplace,  suspicion,  author,  diner,  axe,  revolver,  hallucination,  book,  investigation,  small town,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  death,  flashback,  gun,  dog,  blood,  murder,  police

Scream 3 (2000)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 3 (2000)

A new film is currently in production, and a killer is on the loose. The murders draw a reporter, ex-cop, and young woman to the set of the movie inspired by their life. They soon find out that they are dealing with a trilogy, and in a trilogy...anything can happen.

Themes:paranoia,  theft,  drunkenness,  fear,  jealousy
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Locations:woods
Characters:detective
Story:seclusion,  sole black character dies cliche,  hearing voices,  stabbed in the leg,  stabbed in the throat,  time,  wristwatch,  revelation,  suspicion,  isolation,  kicked in the face,  scream,  stalker,  police car,  police station,  flashlight,  revolver,  hallucination,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  investigation,  blood splatter,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  fight,  police,  blood,  dog

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

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

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

Themes:justice,  anger,  drinking
Locations:woods
Characters:policeman
Story:sleeping in a car,  southern accent,  whiskey,  killing an animal,  eyeglasses,  kicked in the face,  police car,  police station,  flashlight,  revolver,  dead body,  tears,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  letter,  drink,  punched in the face,  investigation,  small town,  mirror,  blood splatter,  underwear,  corpse,  crying,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  pistol,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  fight,  flashback,  death,  gun,  blood,  murder,  police

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Safe Haven (2013) is one of the best movies like Secret Window (2004)
Drama, Romance, Thriller

Safe Haven (2013)

When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family. But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo's empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  drunkenness,  fear
Locations:lake,  woods
Characters:detective
Story:cabin in the woods,  seclusion,  southern accent,  convenience store,  revelation,  arson,  isolation,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  product placement,  gas station,  diner,  police car,  police station,  flashlight,  revolver,  hallucination,  cafe,  held at gunpoint,  letter,  investigation,  small town,  dream,  fire,  surprise ending,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  flashback,  dog,  police,  fight,  murder

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:paranoia,  anger,  infidelity
Mood:gore
Locations:motel
Story:thrown from a car,  sole black character dies cliche,  southern accent,  convenience store,  revelation,  product placement,  stalker,  gas station,  diner,  police car,  police station,  revolver,  tears,  held at gunpoint,  extramarital affair,  punched in the face,  blood splatter,  corpse,  crying,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  gun,  death,  fight,  blood,  murder

Before I Go To Sleep (2014)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Before I Go To Sleep (2014)

Forty-year-old Christine Lucas wakes up in bed with a man she does not know, in an unfamiliar house. The man explains that he is her husband, Ben, and that she suffered brain damage from a car accident ten years earlier. Christine wakes up every morning with no memory of her life from her early twenties onwards. Christine receives treatment from Dr. Nasch, a neurologist at a local hospital who provides her a camera to record her thoughts and progress each day, and calls her every morning to remind her to watch the video in the camera. Soon, she starts to discover the truth around her. This is why Before I Go To Sleep (2014) is one of the best movies like Secret Window (2004). (Read More)

Themes:memory,  panic,  unfaithfulness,  paranoia,  divorce,  anger,  fear,  adultery,  infidelity
Mood:nightmare
Story:watch,  mysterious event,  repeated line,  hearing voices,  notebook,  fireman,  bruise,  note,  evidence,  loss of son,  stranger,  revelation,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  key,  flash forward,  mental illness,  police car,  hallucination,  extramarital affair,  letter,  punched in the face,  investigation,  mirror,  blood splatter,  dream,  crying,  telephone call,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  fight,  blood,  flashback

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

Gone Girl (2014)

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

Themes:unfaithfulness,  paranoia,  anger,  drinking,  adultery,  jealousy,  infidelity
Locations:motel,  snow
Characters:thief,  writer,  detective
Story:time,  lake house,  investigation,  small town,  sleeping in a car,  southern accent,  marital problem,  evidence,  magazine,  revelation,  fireplace,  suspicion,  author,  man with glasses,  police car,  police station,  flashlight,  extramarital affair,  book,  letter,  drink,  blood splatter,  corpse,  crying,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  police,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  fight,  blood,  flashback,  death,  murder

One Hour Photo (2002) is one of the best movies like Secret Window (2004)
Drama, Thriller

One Hour Photo (2002)

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

Themes:unfaithfulness,  insanity,  paranoia,  theft,  anger,  memory,  drunkenness,  fear,  adultery,  infidelity
Mood:nightmare
Locations:restaurant
Characters:thief,  detective
Story:pet dog,  evidence,  delusion,  time,  fireplace,  eyeglasses,  scream,  product placement,  key,  stalker,  man with glasses,  mental illness,  diner,  police station,  cafe,  tears,  held at gunpoint,  extramarital affair,  book,  computer,  mirror,  corpse,  dream,  crying,  voice over narration,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  gun,  flashback,  dog,  blood,  fight,  police,  death

Cop Land (1997)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Cop Land (1997)

Sometime in the 1970's, police officers from New York City wanted a safe haven to live, away from the dangers of the streets of New York City, this is when they established a "Cop Land" in the small New Jersey town of Garrison. Freddy Heflin who was always admired by the New York cops wanted to become one, but because he was deaf in one ear this prevents him from achieving his goal, but has become sheriff of Garrison. Recently there have been a dark omen surrounding the NYPD, and Freddy is now investigating on this case, then Internal Affairs officer Mo Tilden is also on the case and asks Freddy for help, but Freddy could not. Now Freddy suspects that a New York City cop named Ray Donlan might be one of the many cops who is corrupted by the mob and other criminals. Now, Freddy must find a cop who is nicknamed "Superboy" who can testify against Donlan and protect him, before Donlan finds Superboy and kills him. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  unfaithfulness,  paranoia,  drunkenness,  fear,  adultery,  jealousy,  infidelity
Mood:gore
Locations:woods
Characters:sheriff,  policeman,  detective
Story:investigator,  investigation,  small town,  convenience store,  arson,  suspicion,  threat,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  product placement,  diner,  police car,  police station,  flashlight,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  extramarital affair,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  blood splatter,  corpse,  voice over narration,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  police,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  gun,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  death

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The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

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

Themes:adultery
Mood:gore
Locations:woods
Characters:detective
Story:private investigator,  private detective,  braces,  repeated line,  squirrel,  southern accent,  stabbed in the leg,  title appears in writing,  stabbed in the throat,  assault,  killing an animal,  fireplace,  actor shares first name with character,  product placement,  police station,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  extramarital affair,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  investigation,  blood splatter,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  dog,  police,  murder,  flashback,  blood,  death,  gun,  fight

Hollywoodland (2006)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Hollywoodland (2006)

Struggling private investigator Louis Simo treats his work more as a means to make a living than a want to do right by what few clients he has. Through connections with the investigation firm for which he used to work, Simo is hired by Helen Bessolo to investigate the death of her son, actor 'George Reeves (I)' (qv). Reeves was best known for his title role in _"Adventures of Superman" (1952)_ (qv), a role which he always despised, in part since it typecast him as a "cartoon", despite it bringing him a certain fame. His June 16, 1959 death by a single gunshot wound while in his bedroom in his Los Angeles home was ruled a suicide by the police, the death which occurred when the house was filled with people. Reeves' story is told in part in flashback as Simo, who is trying to make a name for himself with this case, talks to or tries to talk to some of the players involved, most specifically the wife of MGM General Manager 'E.J. Mannix' (qv), Toni Mannix, with whom Reeves was having a relatively open and gift-lucrative affair (she bought him that house), and Reeves' fiancee at the time of his death, Lenore Lemmon, an aspiring actress who some felt didn't love Reeves (or vice versa). As Simo proceeds with his high-profile investigation, he learns that someone doesn't want him snooping around. Through the process, Simo evaluates his own professional and personal life, the latter of which includes a somewhat strained relationship with his wife and son. This is why Hollywoodland (2006) is one of the best movies like Secret Window (2004). (Read More)

Themes:justice,  unfaithfulness,  divorce,  drunkenness,  drinking,  adultery,  jealousy,  infidelity
Locations:motel,  restaurant
Characters:policeman,  detective
Story:private investigator,  private detective,  husband murders wife,  investigator,  bruise,  loss of son,  time,  wristwatch,  suspicion,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  key,  flash forward,  diner,  police car,  revolver,  cafe,  dead body,  held at gunpoint,  extramarital affair,  falling from height,  drink,  investigation,  blood splatter,  underwear,  corpse,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  police,  death,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  gun,  blood,  murder

Straw Dogs (1971) is one of the best movies like Secret Window (2004)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Straw Dogs (1971)

Upon moving to Britain to get away from American violence, astrophysicist David Sumner and his wife Amy are bullied and taken advantage of by the locals hired to do construction. When David finally takes a stand it escalates quickly into a bloody battle as the locals assault his house.

Themes:anger,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking
Mood:gore
Characters:writer
Story:animal cruelty,  intimidation,  whiskey,  mass murder,  assault,  destruction,  fireplace,  eyeglasses,  arson,  rat,  isolation,  threat,  scream,  author,  man with glasses,  drink,  computer,  small town,  mirror,  blood splatter,  underwear,  crying,  fire,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  death,  dog,  blood,  gun,  murder,  fight,  flashback

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30 Days Of Night (2007)
Horror, Thriller

30 Days Of Night (2007)

This is the story of an isolated Alaskan town that is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted orgy of destruction. Only the small town's husband-and-wife Sheriff team stand between the survivors and certain destruction. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Mood:gore
Locations:snow
Characters:sheriff
Period:winter
Story:isolated,  killing a dog,  dead dog,  dead animal,  separation,  stranger,  killing an animal,  revelation,  destruction,  arson,  isolation,  kicked in the face,  scream,  diner,  axe,  flashlight,  decapitation,  falling from height,  computer,  small town,  blood splatter,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  cult film,  murder,  death,  blood

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

Odd Thomas (2013)

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

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  memory,  fear
Mood:nightmare
Locations:motel,  restaurant
Characters:sheriff,  policeman
Story:private investigator,  destruction,  private detective,  small town,  hearing voices,  disposing of a dead body,  stranger,  revelation,  product placement,  diner,  police car,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  computer,  punched in the face,  investigation,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  voice over narration,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  police,  death,  dog,  fight,  flashback,  blood,  murder

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

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

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  drunkenness,  fear
Mood:gore
Locations:snow,  restaurant
Story:car in water,  watch,  bruise,  stabbed in the leg,  stabbed in the head,  stabbed in the throat,  wristwatch,  revelation,  arson,  suspicion,  kicked in the face,  product placement,  stalker,  flash forward,  man with glasses,  police car,  revolver,  dead body,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  investigation,  blood splatter,  corpse,  voice over narration,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  gun,  death,  murder,  blood,  fight,  flashback,  police

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Janghwa, Hongryeon (2003) is one of the best movies like Secret Window (2004)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Janghwa, Hongryeon (2003)

Two sisters who, after spending time in a mental institution, return to the home of their father and cruel stepmother. Once there, in addition to dealing with their stepmother's obsessive and unbalanced ways, an interfering ghost also affects their recovery. This is why Janghwa, Hongryeon (2003) is one of the best movies like Secret Window (2004). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  insanity,  paranoia,  memory,  jealousy
Mood:nightmare
Story:sleeping on a couch,  split personality,  scissors,  delusion,  time,  eyeglasses,  suspicion,  mental illness,  stabbing,  flashlight,  hallucination,  dead body,  small town,  mirror,  crying,  surprise ending,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  death,  flashback,  fight

The Boondock Saints (1999)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Boondock Saints (1999)

Two Irish brothers accidentally kill mafia thugs. They turn themselves in and are released as heroes. They then see it as a calling by God and start knocking off mafia gang members one by one. Willem Dafoe plays the detective trying to figure out the killings, but the closer he comes to catching the Irish brothers, the more he thinks the brothers are doing the right thing. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  panic,  insanity,  theft,  drunkenness,  drinking
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant
Characters:thief,  policeman,  detective
Story:bathrobe,  hearing voices,  investigator,  mass murder,  killing an animal,  destruction,  product placement,  flash forward,  police station,  flashlight,  cafe,  dead body,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  drink,  computer,  punched in the face,  investigation,  blood splatter,  underwear,  corpse,  dream,  voice over narration,  fire,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  police,  murder,  flashback,  death,  fight,  blood,  gun

8mm (1999)
Mystery, Thriller

8mm (1999)

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

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  anger,  fear
Locations:motel
Characters:detective
Story:private investigator,  private detective,  southern accent,  evidence,  headphones,  psycho thriller,  stranger,  revelation,  arson,  threat,  kicked in the face,  man with glasses,  held at gunpoint,  letter,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  investigation,  small town,  blood splatter,  corpse,  fire,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  murder,  blood,  death,  gun

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

Ne Le Dis A Personne (2006)

The pediatrician Alexandre Beck misses his beloved wife Margot Beck, who was brutally murdered eight years ago when he was the prime suspect. When two bodies are found near where the corpse of Margot was dumped, the police reopen the case and Alex becomes suspect again. The mystery increases when Alex receives an e-mail showing Margot older and alive. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  memory,  drinking,  adultery,  infidelity
Locations:lake,  woods,  restaurant
Characters:policeman,  detective
Story:time,  watch,  dead dog,  bruise,  mouse,  revelation,  rat,  suspicion,  isolation,  threat,  key,  flash forward,  man with glasses,  police car,  police station,  revolver,  cafe,  dead body,  tears,  extramarital affair,  drink,  computer,  punched in the face,  investigation,  mirror,  underwear,  corpse,  crying,  telephone call,  police,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  dog,  flashback,  gun,  blood,  fight,  death

Kill Your Darlings (2013) is one of the best movies like Secret Window (2004)
Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

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

Themes:paranoia,  theft,  memory,  drunkenness,  drinking,  jealousy
Characters:thief,  writer,  policeman
Story:creativity,  sexual tension,  whiskey,  time,  eyeglasses,  key,  stalker,  author,  flash forward,  man with glasses,  mental illness,  stabbing,  flashlight,  tears,  book,  drink,  mirror,  blood splatter,  underwear,  crying,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  fight,  police,  blood,  murder,  flashback

Shallow Grave (1994)
Crime, Thriller

Shallow Grave (1994)

The new flatmate of three preexisting roommates turns up mysteriously dead but in possession of a large sum of money. When the roommates decide to keep it for themselves, their action sets in motion a destructive chain of events that spiral out of control. This is why Shallow Grave (1994) is one of the best movies like Secret Window (2004). (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  drunkenness,  drinking
Mood:nightmare
Locations:woods
Characters:writer,  policeman,  detective
Story:digging a grave,  novelist,  eyeglasses,  key,  man with glasses,  stabbing,  flashlight,  dead body,  drink,  computer,  punched in the face,  investigation,  underwear,  corpse,  voice over narration,  fight,  flashback,  death,  police,  blood,  murder

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Super 8 (2011)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Super 8 (2011)

SPOILER: In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth - something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  anger,  memory,  drunkenness,  fear,  jealousy
Locations:snow
Characters:sheriff
Period:winter
Story:braces,  sole black character dies cliche,  pet dog,  title appears in writing,  headphones,  time,  destruction,  arson,  threat,  scream,  flash forward,  gas station,  diner,  police car,  police station,  flashlight,  revolver,  tears,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  investigation,  small town,  crying,  fire,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  murder,  blood,  death

My Bloody Valentine (2009)
Horror, Thriller

My Bloody Valentine (2009)

In the mining town of Harmony, a drilling accident is caused by the son of the owner, Tom Hanniger. The mine collapses, burying six miners alive. The rescue team finds only Harry Warden alive, but in coma, and the other miners murdered by his pickax, and they conclude that Harry killed them to save oxygen for himself. On Valentine's Day, Harry awakes from his coma in the local hospital, and he kills twenty-two people, including a group of teenagers that are partying in the mine. Harry is killed by the deputy, but the only survivors are Tom Hanniger, his girlfriend Sarah, their friend Axel Palmer and his girlfriend Irene. Ten years later, Tom returns to Harmony after the death of his father. Tom has decided to sell the Hanniger Mine, and finds that Sarah has married Axel, who is now the local sheriff, and they have a son named Noah. On Valentine's Day, Harry Warden also returns, seeking revenge against those that had escaped his pickax in the past, and Tom is accused by Axel and other locals, who in turn makes accusations against Axel. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  infidelity
Mood:gore
Locations:motel
Characters:sheriff,  maid
Story:cabin in the woods,  hit with a shovel,  breaking a mirror,  stabbed in the head,  revelation,  suspicion,  flash forward,  police car,  flashlight,  decapitation,  hallucination,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  small town,  blood splatter,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  murder,  blood,  police

Angel Heart (1987) is one of the best movies like Secret Window (2004)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Angel Heart (1987)

Harry Angel has a new case, to find a man called Johnny Favourite. Except things aren't quite that simple and Johnny doesn't want to be found. Let's just say that amongst the period detail and beautiful scenery, it all gets really really nasty.

Themes:memory
Mood:gore
Locations:snow,  restaurant
Characters:maid,  detective
Story:private investigator,  broken mirror,  private detective,  cleaning lady,  hearing voices,  animal cruelty,  investigator,  time,  killing an animal,  rat,  scream,  key,  diner,  flashlight,  revolver,  hallucination,  tears,  vomiting,  investigation,  mirror,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  crying,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  murder,  blood,  dog,  flashback,  death

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Mr. Brooks (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Mr. Brooks (2007)

Earl Brooks is a highly respected businessman and was recently named Portland's Man of the Year. He hides a terrible secret however: he is a serial killer known as the Thumbprint Killer. He has been attending AA meetings and has kept his addiction to killing under control for two years now but his alter ego, Marshall, has re-appeared and is pushing him to kill again. When he does kill a couple while they are making love, he is seen and photographed by someone who also has his own death and murder fetish. In a parallel story, the police detective investigating the murder is having problems of her own. She is going through a messy divorce and a violent criminal who had vowed revenge some years before has escaped from prison and is after her. (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  anger,  fear
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Locations:restaurant
Characters:detective,  policeman
Story:hit with a shovel,  talking to oneself,  thrown from a car,  hatchet,  hearing voices,  split personality,  investigator,  evidence,  convenience store,  scissors,  stabbed in the throat,  shovel,  schizophrenia,  fireplace,  eyeglasses,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  diner,  stabbing,  flashlight,  hallucination,  cafe,  dead body,  tears,  computer,  investigation,  mirror,  blood splatter,  underwear,  corpse,  dream,  crying,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  police,  murder,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  death,  gun,  blood

P2 (2007)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

P2 (2007)

The story centers on a corporate climber who gets stuck working late on Christmas Eve and finds herself the target of an unhinged security guard. With no help in sight, the woman must overcome physical and psychological challenges to survive. This is why P2 (2007) is one of the best movies like Secret Window (2004). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  insanity,  paranoia,  drunkenness,  fear,  infidelity
Mood:gore
Locations:snow
Characters:policeman
Period:winter
Story:disposing of a dead body,  watch,  dead dog,  intimidation,  stabbed in the head,  title appears in writing,  psycho thriller,  time,  killing an animal,  isolation,  kicked in the face,  product placement,  stalker,  mental illness,  stabbing,  axe,  police car,  flashlight,  punched in the face,  investigation,  mirror,  blood splatter,  corpse,  crying,  fire,  telephone call,  surprise ending,  murder,  dog,  fight,  police,  blood,  death

Zodiac (2007)
Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller

Zodiac (2007)

A serial killer in the San Francisco Bay Area taunts police with his letters and cryptic messages. We follow the investigators and reporters in this lightly fictionalized account of the true 1970's case as they search for the murderer, becoming obsessed with the case. Based on Robert Graysmith's book, the movie's focus is the lives and careers of the detectives and newspaper people. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  theft,  divorce,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:lake,  restaurant
Characters:maid,  thief,  writer,  policeman
Story:post office,  squirrel,  note,  psycho thriller,  wristwatch,  flash forward,  man with glasses,  diner,  stabbing,  police station,  flashlight,  cafe,  dead body,  book,  letter,  drink,  investigation,  blood splatter,  underwear,  telephone call,  pistol,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  police,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  gun,  murder,  death

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21 Grams (2003) is one of the best movies like Secret Window (2004)
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:unfaithfulness,  anger,  drunkenness,  drinking,  adultery,  infidelity
Locations:motel,  snow,  restaurant
Characters:sheriff,  policeman
Story:private detective,  suv,  evidence,  time,  flash forward,  diner,  police car,  revolver,  cafe,  tears,  extramarital affair,  vomiting,  drink,  computer,  underwear,  corpse,  crying,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  gun,  flashback,  death,  blood,  murder,  police

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

The Life Of David Gale (2003)

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

Themes:justice,  unfaithfulness,  paranoia,  divorce,  drunkenness,  drinking,  adultery,  infidelity
Locations:motel,  snow,  restaurant
Characters:writer,  policeman
Story:destruction of property,  bruise,  magazine,  cabin,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  key,  gas station,  diner,  cafe,  tears,  extramarital affair,  book,  drink,  computer,  crying,  telephone call,  surprise ending,  death,  murder,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  police

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

Madeo (2009)

A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it's his mother's call whether to prove him innocent or to leave him imprisoned.

Themes:memory,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking
Locations:lake,  woods,  restaurant
Characters:policeman,  detective
Story:killing a dog,  evidence,  assault,  arson,  suspicion,  flash forward,  police station,  flashlight,  cafe,  dead body,  tears,  vomiting,  book,  drink,  computer,  investigation,  mirror,  blood splatter,  underwear,  corpse,  crying,  fire,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  dog,  police,  fight,  blood,  flashback,  death

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

Morgan (2016)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  anger,  fear
Locations:lake,  woods
Story:southern accent,  revelation,  suspicion,  isolation,  kicked in the face,  man with glasses,  diner,  held at gunpoint,  computer,  punched in the face,  investigation,  mirror,  blood splatter,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  death,  fight

The Uninvited (2009) is one of the best movies like Secret Window (2004)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Uninvited (2009)

After the death of her ill mother in a fire, the young teenager Anna tries to commit suicide and is sent to a mental institution for treatment. Ten months later, Anna still cannot remember what had happened on the night her mother died. Her psychiatric Dr. Silberling, however, discharges her telling that she has resolved her issues. Her father and successful writer, Steven, brings her back home in an isolated mansion nearby the coast. Anna finds that her mother's former nurse, Rachel Summers, is her stepmother now. Anna meets her beloved sister, Alex, swimming in the sea. She discovers that Steven has not delivered the letters and CDs that Alex had sent to her. As time moves on, Anna is haunted by ghosts and she believes that Rachel killed her mother. Alex and Anna decide to look for evidence to prove that Rachel is the murderer and Anna discovers the truth about the fire in the boat house. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  anger,  drunkenness,  fear
Mood:nightmare
Locations:woods
Characters:sheriff,  writer
Story:evidence,  isolated,  split personality,  bruise,  schizophrenia,  time,  revelation,  suspicion,  product placement,  key,  author,  mental illness,  diner,  stabbing,  police station,  fire,  hallucination,  extramarital affair,  falling from height,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  death,  flashback,  fight,  blood,  police,  murder

Unknown (2006)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Unknown (2006)

Themes:infidelity
Story:hit with a shovel,  breaking a mirror,  talking to oneself in a mirror,  self reflection,  disposing of a dead body,  shovel,  revelation,  suspicion,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  mirror,  blood splatter,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  police,  fight,  flashback,  blood,  death

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The Pledge (2001)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Pledge (2001)

The night he retires as a Nevada sheriff, Jerry Black pledges to the mother of a murdered girl that he will find the killer. Jerry doesn't believe the police arrested the right man; he discovers this is the third incident in the area in the recent past with victims young, blond, pretty, and small for their age. So he buys an old gas station in the mountains near the crimes in order to search for a tall man who drives a black station wagon, gives toy porcupines as gifts, and calls himself the wizard: clues from a drawing by the dead girl. Jerry's solitary life gives way to friendship with a woman and her small, blond daughter. Has Jerry neglected something that may prove fatal? (Read More)

Themes:justice,  insanity,  paranoia,  anger,  drinking
Locations:lake,  snow,  restaurant
Characters:sheriff,  policeman,  detective
Period:winter
Story:split personality,  convenience store,  product placement,  gas station,  cafe,  dead body,  drink,  investigation,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  based on novel,  police,  murder,  blood,  death

Dreamcatcher (2003)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Dreamcatcher (2003)

Four childhood friends, Jonesy, Beaver, Pete and Henry all share a special secret. Each year, they take a trip into Maine woods. This year is different. A blizzard occurs, and they recover a man found wandering around. Unbeknownst to them,this wandering individual isn't the only being to be found. Now they must act fast to stop the outbreak developing and to prevent the world from its doom (Read More)

Themes:memory,  drunkenness,  drinking
Mood:gore
Locations:woods,  snow
Story:cabin in the woods,  stranger,  based on the works of stephen king,  reservoir,  seclusion,  reference to john wayne,  post office,  hearing voices,  split personality,  dead animal,  convenience store,  fireplace,  arson,  cabin,  threat,  flash forward,  man with glasses,  police car,  revolver,  hallucination,  held at gunpoint,  drink,  computer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  fire,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  gun,  blood,  murder,  death,  dog,  flashback

Near Dark (1987) is one of the best movies like Secret Window (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller

Near Dark (1987)

A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars. Part of his initiation includes a bloody assault on a hick bar. This is why Near Dark (1987) is one of the best movies like Secret Window (2004). (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  drunkenness,  fear
Mood:gore
Locations:motel
Characters:sheriff,  thief
Story:hick,  molotov cocktail,  southern accent,  stabbed in the throat,  stranger,  mass murder,  assault,  arson,  product placement,  gas station,  diner,  police car,  police station,  flashlight,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  punched in the face,  investigation,  small town,  blood splatter,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  fight,  gun,  blood,  police,  murder,  dog

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Oldeuboi (2003)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Oldeuboi (2003)

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

Themes:insanity,  anger,  memory,  fear,  drinking,  jealousy
Locations:snow,  restaurant
Story:husband murders wife,  animal cruelty,  notebook,  title appears in writing,  scissors,  schizophrenia,  fainting,  flash forward,  stabbing,  police station,  flashlight,  hallucination,  cafe,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  book,  falling from height,  drink,  computer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  crying,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  police,  dog,  death,  murder,  fight,  flashback,  blood

Dressed To Kill (1980)
Mystery, Thriller

Dressed To Kill (1980)

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

Themes:panic,  unfaithfulness,  paranoia,  fear,  drinking,  adultery,  jealousy,  infidelity
Mood:nightmare
Characters:policeman,  detective
Story:mental breakdown,  split personality,  sexual tension,  villain played by lead actor,  confusion,  unfaithful wife,  assault,  threat,  scream,  stalker,  mental illness,  hallucination,  dead body,  extramarital affair,  drink,  investigation,  mirror,  underwear,  telephone call,  surprise ending,  cult film,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  police

Fallen (1998)
Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

Fallen (1998)

Det. John Hobbes is convinced that when killer Edgar Reese is executed, all of his troubles are over. But when people he knows and people on the street start to sing the same tune that Reese sang in the gas chamber, and those same people taunt him, he is told that maybe the cursed fallen angel Azazel is behind it all. Azazel is cursed to roam the Earth without a form, and he can switch bodies by any contact, making him hard to track. When Hobbes is forced to kill a man possessed by Azazel, he must clear his name while protecting his family and others from the evil, vengeful Azazel. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  insanity,  paranoia,  fear
Mood:nightmare
Locations:woods,  snow
Characters:detective,  policeman
Story:cabin in the woods,  lake house,  writing on a wall,  macabre,  cottage,  assault,  cabin,  suspicion,  product placement,  stalker,  police station,  flashlight,  revolver,  dead body,  held at gunpoint,  book,  computer,  punched in the face,  investigation,  blood splatter,  corpse,  voice over narration,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  dog,  gun,  murder,  police,  flashback,  blood,  death

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) is one of the best movies like Secret Window (2004)
Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

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

Themes:theft,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:motel,  lake
Characters:detective,  thief,  policeman
Story:time,  private detective,  investigation,  notebook,  novelist,  police car,  revolver,  dead body,  book,  falling from height,  drink,  punched in the face,  blood splatter,  underwear,  corpse,  dream,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  murder,  cigarette smoking,  police,  based on novel,  dog,  gun,  death,  flashback,  fight,  blood

Gothika (2003)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Gothika (2003)

Dr. Miranda Grey is a psychiatrist who works in a penitentiary, in the mental institution sector. She is married with Dr. Douglas Grey, the chief of department where Dr. Pete Graham also works. Chloe Sava, a patient of Dr. Miranda formerly abused by her stepfather, claims that she is frequently raped by the devil in her cell. After leaving the asylum in a stormy night, Dr. Miranda has a car accident, and when she wakes up, she is an inmate of the institution, being accused of an horrible crime and having no memory of the incident. This is why Gothika (2003) is one of the best movies like Secret Window (2004). (Read More)

Themes:memory,  panic,  insanity,  paranoia,  fear
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Characters:sheriff,  policeman
Story:mental breakdown,  hearing voices,  intimidation,  evidence,  delusion,  psycho thriller,  mental illness,  axe,  police car,  police station,  flashlight,  hallucination,  tears,  computer,  mirror,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  crying,  fire,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  murder,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  gun,  police,  blood,  fight,  death

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

In The Valley Of Elah (2007)

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

Themes:fear,  drinking
Mood:nightmare
Locations:motel,  restaurant
Characters:detective,  policeman
Story:tennessee,  husband murders wife,  killing a dog,  dead dog,  investigator,  whiskey,  wristwatch,  key,  stabbing,  police car,  police station,  flashlight,  decapitation,  cafe,  dead body,  tears,  book,  drink,  computer,  punched in the face,  investigation,  underwear,  corpse,  dream,  crying,  telephone call,  title spoken by character,  police,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  gun,  dog,  murder,  fight,  flashback,  death

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Insomnia (2002)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Insomnia (2002)

Sent from the city to investigate the murder of a teenage girl in a small Alaska town, a police detective (Pacino) accidentally shoots his own partner while trying to apprehend a suspect. Instead of admitting his guilt, the detective is given an unexpected alibi, but this "solution" only multiplies the emotional complexity and guilt over his partner's death. He's also still got a murder to solve, in addition to the blackmail and framing of an innocent bystander being orchestrated by the man they were chasing. There's also a local detective (Swank) who is conducting her own personal investigation... of his partner's death. Will it all come crashing down on him? (Read More)

Locations:snow,  restaurant
Characters:detective,  writer,  policeman
Story:cabin in the woods,  mystery writer,  investigation,  dead dog,  dead animal,  evidence,  novelist,  cabin,  diner,  police station,  hallucination,  dead body,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  book,  small town,  corpse,  telephone call,  pistol,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  police,  murder,  blood,  death,  dog,  fight,  flashback,  gun

Killer Joe (2011) is one of the best movies like Secret Window (2004)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Killer Joe (2011)

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

Themes:unfaithfulness,  drunkenness,  drinking,  adultery,  infidelity
Mood:nightmare
Locations:motel,  restaurant
Characters:policeman,  detective
Story:insurance investigator,  pounding on a door,  disposing of a dead body,  burial,  arson,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  kicked in the face,  stabbing,  police station,  flashlight,  hallucination,  cafe,  tears,  extramarital affair,  vomiting,  drink,  punched in the face,  mirror,  blood splatter,  crying,  telephone call,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  gun,  dog,  death,  police,  blood,  murder

The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Sci-fi, Thriller

The Butterfly Effect (2004)

Evan Treborn grows up in a small town with his single, working mother and his friends. He suffers from memory blackouts where he suddenly finds himself somewhere else, confused. Evan's friends and mother hardly believe him, thinking he makes it up just to get out of trouble. As Evan grows up he has fewer of these blackouts until he seems to have recovered. Since the age of seven he has written a diary of his blackout moments so he can remember what happens. One day at college he starts to read one of his old diaries, and suddenly a flashback hits him like a brick! (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  memory,  jealousy
Mood:nightmare
Locations:woods,  restaurant
Story:killing a dog,  dead dog,  suv,  notebook,  psychology,  killing an animal,  flash forward,  stabbing,  cafe,  tears,  vomiting,  small town,  underwear,  dream,  crying,  fire,  telephone call,  surprise ending,  cult film,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  flashback,  dog,  gun,  fight,  murder,  blood,  death

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