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Shutter Island (2010)
Mystery, Thriller

Shutter Island (2010)

It's 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston's Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. He's been pushing for an assignment on the island for personal reasons, but before long he wonders whether he hasn't been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister. Teddy's shrewd investigating skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals "escape" in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues multiply, Teddy begins to doubt everything - his memory, his partner, even his own sanity. (Read More)

Themes:trauma,  insanity,  guilt,  paranoia,  memory,  deception,  torture,  revenge,  surrealism
Mood:suspense,  nightmare
Locations:storm,  cave,  ship,  sea,  woods,  boat,  cemetery,  snow,  hospital
Characters:soldier,  psychiatrist,  alcoholic,  detective,  nurse,  girl,  doctor
Period:1950s,  1940s
Story:island,  disappearance,  island fortress,  secret experiment,  fbi investigation,  prison guard,  dachau concentration camp,  migraine headache,  turned into dust,  pipe smoker,  electric fence,  seaside cliff,  mental asylum,  self delusion,  pipe smoking,  insane asylum,  lighthouse,  experimental therapy,  jail cell,  concentration camp,  murderer as protagonist,  medical experiment,  female murderer,  child murderer,  war trauma,  psychological trauma,  death by gunshot,  mass execution,  female psychiatrist,  fbi agent,  investigation,  female psychopath,  male vomiting,  memory games,  repressed memory,  detective as protagonist,  psychiatric nurse,  german soldier,  dead girl,  torture chamber,  setting a fire,  house on fire,  car set on fire,  crying woman,  taking a shower,  male in shower,  dream sequence,  little girl,  german doctor,  car explosion,  female doctor,  fire,  triple child murder,  murder by drowning,  talking to one's dead husband,  death camp,  talking to one's dead wife,  child killed by mother,  mother murders own child,  american in germany,  picture of hitler,  taking a medication,  talking to a dead body,  altered perception,  paranoid schizophrenic,  deputy marshal,  carrying a child,  reference to gustav mahler,  boston accent,  reference to johannes brahms,  elongated cry of no,  traumatic shock,  lighting someone's cigarette,  drowned body,  psychotic killer,  new colleague,  leaky roof,  blind eye,  lighting a match,  phone line cut,  talk to the dead,  taking notes,  face injury,  arrogant man,  philosophical conversation,  reference to franz kafka,  blood on hands,  american in europe,  child drowning,  talking with the dead,  criminally insane,  water gun,  hidden agenda,  denouement,  lunacy,  hysterical man,  hallucinogenic drug,  speaking german,  photosensitivity,  reference to j. edgar hoover,  caged,  matchstick,  psyche,  reality vs fantasy,  heavy smoker,  regression,  hole in chest,  containment,  year 1954,  taking a pill,  anagram,  falling tree,  year 1952,  lake house,  migraine,  knocked out with a gun butt,  tide,  pyromaniac,  dark and stormy night,  hallucinogen,  fantasy scene,  talking to the dead,  seasickness,  scarred face,  hysterical outburst,  pretending to be someone else,  confinement,  psychotherapist,  human experimentation,  female serial killer,  lobotomy,  sedative,  u.s. marshal,  death by drowning,  learning the truth,  brain surgery,  filicide,  orderly,  toy gun,  colleague colleague relationship,  death of family,  talking to oneself,  hysterical woman,  bloody body of a child,  mausoleum,  escaped mental patient,  police partner,  necktie,  world war two veteran,  wrapped in a towel,  dust,  screaming woman,  red herring,  husband murders wife,  warden,  talking to oneself in a mirror,  fedora,  punch in face,  crypt,  infanticide,  traumatic experience,  phonograph,  fort,  wet clothes,  female prisoner,  tie,  year 1945,  dead wife,  port,  lighting a cigarette,  jailbreak,  hospital room,  cell,  blood stain,  psychotherapy,  murderess,  badge,  pond,  ashes,  bunk bed,  pipe,  stabbed in the arm,  camera shot of bare feet,  gramophone,  hurricane,  fortress,  homicidal maniac,  dead children,  spiral staircase,  blackout,  fence,  alarm,  bottle,  conspiracy theory,  dock,  mental patient,  notebook,  brainwashing,  barbed wire,  harbor,  investigator,  hysteria,  illusion,  tomb,  arrogance,  ambiguous ending,  barefoot female,  ferry,  cellar,  chain,  asylum,  mental hospital,  note,  dead man,  disfigurement,  cliff,  blood on face,  rainstorm,  racist,  post traumatic stress disorder,  plot twist,  boston massachusetts,  shot in the face,  delusion,  power outage,  manhunt,  covered in blood,  wind,  imagination,  mental institution,  role playing,  guard,  psycho thriller,  female killer,  dead woman,  choking,  schizophrenia,  barefoot male,  psychology,  mass murder,  listening to music,  woman with glasses,  tape recorder,  reference to adolf hitler,  cage,  gothic,  jeep,  revelation,  medicine,  child murder,  syringe,  captain,  experiment,  cold war,  therapy,  character says i love you,  handgun,  garden,  murderer,  american abroad,  suspicion,  rat,  witness,  hairy chest,  injection,  scar,  missing person,  lightning,  cover up,  fantasy sequence,  attack,  fbi,  holocaust,  racial slur,  gunshot,  cigar smoking,  graveyard,  execution,  drawing,  radio,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  widow,  massacre,  strangulation,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  male pubic hair,  handcuffs,  hallucination,  interrogation,  dead body,  place name in title,  reference to god,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  lie,  vomiting,  secret,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  rain,  corpse,  dream,  prison,  crying,  world war two,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  tattoo,  explosion,  male full frontal nudity,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  based on novel,  interview,  death,  violence,  blood,  gun,  kiss,  murder,  flashback,  fight

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. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  insanity,  paranoia,  torture
Mood:suspense,  nightmare
Locations:hospital
Characters:psychiatrist,  nurse,  girl,  doctor
Story:prison guard,  jail cell,  repressed memory,  dead girl,  female doctor,  criminally insane,  confinement,  sedative,  cell,  blood stain,  homicidal maniac,  blackout,  mental patient,  cellar,  asylum,  mental hospital,  rainstorm,  delusion,  mental institution,  psycho thriller,  gothic,  syringe,  therapy,  murderer,  injection,  lightning,  fantasy sequence,  cigar smoking,  foot chase,  hallucination,  reference to god,  psychopath,  rifle,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  rain,  corpse,  dream,  prison,  crying,  fire,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  photograph,  murder,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  interview,  fight,  gun,  kiss,  blood,  death,  flashback

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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:insanity,  paranoia,  deception,  torture,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:cemetery
Characters:psychiatrist,  detective
Story:repressed memory,  little girl,  red herring,  crypt,  stabbed in the arm,  mental patient,  ferry,  post traumatic stress disorder,  mental institution,  schizophrenia,  revelation,  syringe,  suspicion,  injection,  scar,  racial slur,  gunshot,  graveyard,  drawing,  exploding car,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  island,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  secret,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  death,  violence,  murder,  flashback,  blood,  fight

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:paranoia,  deception,  torture,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:snow
Characters:soldier
Story:car set on fire,  blood on hands,  knocked out with a gun butt,  death by drowning,  lighting a cigarette,  stabbed in the arm,  blood on face,  shot in the face,  covered in blood,  female killer,  revelation,  cold war,  handgun,  suspicion,  american abroad,  scar,  cover up,  attack,  gunshot,  radio,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  massacre,  strangulation,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  interrogation,  dead body,  held at gunpoint,  secret,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  based on novel,  violence,  death,  flashback,  blood,  fight,  murder,  gun

Allegiant (2016) is one of the best movies like Shutter Island (2010)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

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

Themes:paranoia,  memory,  deception,  revenge,  surrealism
Mood:suspense
Locations:cave,  woods
Characters:soldier
Story:prison guard,  electric fence,  jail cell,  knocked out with a gun butt,  jailbreak,  spiral staircase,  brainwashing,  disfigurement,  blood on face,  revelation,  experiment,  character says i love you,  suspicion,  injection,  scar,  cover up,  fantasy sequence,  attack,  execution,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  hallucination,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  prison,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  fight,  violence,  blood,  death,  murder

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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 Shutter Island (2010). (Read More)

Themes:memory,  trauma,  guilt,  paranoia,  deception
Mood:suspense,  nightmare
Locations:hospital
Characters:psychiatrist,  doctor
Story:repressed memory,  crying woman,  dream sequence,  pretending to be someone else,  hysterical outburst,  sedative,  learning the truth,  wrapped in a towel,  red herring,  wet clothes,  hospital room,  mental patient,  notebook,  note,  blood on face,  barefoot male,  listening to music,  revelation,  syringe,  therapy,  injection,  scar,  attack,  drawing,  no opening credits,  strangulation,  foot chase,  f word,  hallucination,  lie,  secret,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  dream,  crying,  shower,  surprise ending,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  flashback,  kiss,  blood,  fight,  violence

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:trauma,  insanity,  paranoia,  memory,  surrealism,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:woods,  cemetery,  hospital
Characters:psychiatrist,  nurse,  girl
Story:psychological trauma,  repressed memory,  psychotherapy,  blackout,  notebook,  mental institution,  choking,  psychology,  medicine,  therapy,  scar,  racial slur,  graveyard,  drawing,  strangulation,  reference to god,  psychopath,  vomiting,  rain,  dream,  prison,  crying,  fire,  shower,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  gun,  death,  murder,  fight,  flashback,  kiss,  blood,  violence

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

Patriots Day (2016)

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

Themes:paranoia,  deception
Mood:suspense
Locations:boat,  hospital
Characters:detective,  nurse,  soldier,  doctor
Story:fbi investigation,  fbi agent,  car set on fire,  boston massachusetts,  shot in the face,  manhunt,  scar,  attack,  fbi,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  gun,  violence,  murder,  blood,  fight,  death

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The Salton Sea (2002) is one of the best movies like Shutter Island (2010)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Salton Sea (2002)

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

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  torture,  revenge
Locations:sea,  cemetery,  hospital
Story:fbi investigation,  fbi agent,  male in shower,  shot in the face,  cage,  revelation,  syringe,  injection,  fantasy sequence,  massacre,  shot in the back,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  rain,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood,  flashback

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,  revenge
Locations:woods,  cemetery,  hospital
Characters:alcoholic,  nurse,  girl,  doctor
Story:death by gunshot,  setting a fire,  house on fire,  car set on fire,  crying woman,  little girl,  blood on hands,  heavy smoker,  hysterical outburst,  learning the truth,  hysterical woman,  punch in face,  traumatic experience,  hospital room,  gramophone,  barefoot female,  chain,  blood on face,  listening to music,  character says i love you,  witness,  hairy chest,  scar,  gunshot,  no opening credits,  handcuffs,  hallucination,  dead body,  reference to god,  lie,  secret,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  crying,  fire,  explosion,  male full frontal nudity,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  death,  murder,  flashback,  fight,  blood,  violence

Child 44 (2015)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Child 44 (2015)

Based on the first of a trilogy by Tom Rob Smith and set in the Stalin era of the Soviet Union. The plot is about an idealistic pro-Stalin security officer who decides to investigate a series of child murders in a country where supposedly this sort of crime doesn't exist. The state would not hear of the existence of a child murderer let alone a serial killer. He gets demoted and exiled but decides, with just the help of his wife, to continue pursuing the case. This is why Child 44 (2015) is one of the best movies like Shutter Island (2010). (Read More)

Themes:trauma,  paranoia,  torture,  revenge
Locations:woods
Characters:detective,  soldier
Period:1950s,  1940s
Story:child murderer,  torture chamber,  crying woman,  colleague colleague relationship,  punch in face,  year 1945,  investigator,  murderer,  suspicion,  witness,  injection,  execution,  strangulation,  foot chase,  dead body,  psychopath,  investigation,  serial killer,  crying,  shower,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  violence,  murder,  fight,  flashback

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

Criminal (2016)

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

Themes:paranoia,  memory,  deception,  torture,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier,  doctor
Story:prison guard,  car set on fire,  car explosion,  brain surgery,  manhunt,  female killer,  schizophrenia,  american abroad,  rat,  injection,  scar,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  widow,  strangulation,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  rain,  corpse,  prison,  fire,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  violence,  death,  blood,  murder,  flashback

Fallen (1998) is one of the best movies like Shutter Island (2010)
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:insanity,  paranoia,  deception,  surrealism,  revenge
Mood:suspense,  nightmare
Locations:woods,  snow
Characters:detective
Story:prison guard,  jail cell,  execution,  serial killer,  lake house,  police partner,  ambiguous ending,  cellar,  plot twist,  gothic,  syringe,  character says i love you,  murderer,  suspicion,  witness,  injection,  cover up,  strangulation,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  dead body,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  secret,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  prison,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  gun,  blood,  death

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,  guilt,  paranoia,  memory,  revenge,  surrealism
Mood:suspense,  nightmare
Locations:woods,  cemetery,  snow,  hospital
Characters:nurse,  soldier,  girl,  doctor
Story:medical experiment,  repressed memory,  little girl,  female doctor,  power outage,  woman with glasses,  tape recorder,  gothic,  revelation,  syringe,  experiment,  character says i love you,  injection,  scar,  cigar smoking,  graveyard,  man with glasses,  foot chase,  f word,  hallucination,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  neo noir,  corpse,  crying,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  death,  bare chested male,  kiss,  flashback,  blood

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

Morgan (2016)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:woods
Characters:psychiatrist,  doctor
Story:female doctor,  stabbed in the arm,  blood on face,  female killer,  revelation,  suspicion,  injection,  cover up,  man with glasses,  strangulation,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  f word,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  corpse,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  fight,  flashback,  interview,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death

The Ward (2010)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Ward (2010)

In 1966, in North Bend, Oregon, the runaway Kristen is captured by the police after burning down a farmhouse and is locked in the North Bend Psychiatric Hospital. Kristen is introduced to Dr. Gerald Stringer, who uses experimental therapy. Then she meets the inmates Emily, Sarah, Zoey and Iris and the tough nurse Lundt. During the night and in the shower later, Kristen sees the ghost of a woman and she learns that she is Alice Leigh Hudson, a mysterious wicked intern that has disappeared. When Iris is ready to go home, she is attacked by the ghost of Alice in the basement and murdered. She vanishes and the inmates decide to seek Iris out. Then Sarah is abducted by the Alice and also killed; the next one is Emily. Meanwhile Kristen escapes from her room and meets Zoey, expecting to protect her. However, Zoey is kidnapped by Alice and Kristen runs to Dr. Stringer's office. She snoops his desk and finds a report with the truth about Alice. This is why The Ward (2010) is one of the best movies like Shutter Island (2010). (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Characters:psychiatrist,  nurse,  doctor
Story:mental asylum,  insane asylum,  experimental therapy,  house on fire,  taking a shower,  reality vs fantasy,  lobotomy,  sedative,  orderly,  escaped mental patient,  screaming woman,  mental patient,  asylum,  mental hospital,  woman with glasses,  revelation,  syringe,  therapy,  disappearance,  injection,  attack,  drawing,  fire,  shower,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  violence,  death,  blood,  murder,  flashback

Taking Lives (2004) is one of the best movies like Shutter Island (2010)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Taking Lives (2004)

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

Themes:deception,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:snow,  hospital
Characters:detective
Story:fbi agent,  fbi,  serial killer,  red herring,  spiral staircase,  ferry,  disfigurement,  covered in blood,  mass murder,  gothic,  american abroad,  witness,  scar,  cover up,  drawing,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  strangulation,  foot chase,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  rain,  corpse,  fire,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  death

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

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

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

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:storm,  woods,  snow
Characters:psychiatrist,  detective
Story:prison guard,  jail cell,  shot in the face,  power outage,  suspicion,  racial slur,  execution,  no opening credits,  massacre,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  prison,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  kiss,  murder,  death,  blood,  fight

Jonah Hex (2010)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Western

Jonah Hex (2010)

During Grant's presidency, Jonah Hex is a remorseless bounty hunter. In the Civil War, he was a rebel whose honor put him afoul of a Confederate general, Quentin Turnbull, who murdered Jonah's family while Jonah watched. As a result of the ordeal, Jonah's face is disfigured and he can talk with the dead. After staging his own death, Turnbull, with a group of rebel stalwarts, hatches a plan to bring the Union to its knees. Grant wants Hex to stop it. While the nation readies to celebrate Independence Day, Hex and an unlikely ally have little time to stop Turnbull and his weapon of mass destruction. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  revenge,  surrealism
Locations:ship,  woods,  cemetery
Characters:soldier
Story:house on fire,  knocked out with a gun butt,  talking to the dead,  scarred face,  death of family,  fort,  badge,  harbor,  disfigurement,  gothic,  child murder,  handgun,  fantasy sequence,  execution,  no opening credits,  massacre,  strangulation,  shot in the back,  revolver,  interrogation,  dead body,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  death,  fight,  violence,  flashback,  murder

La Cara Oculta (2011)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

La Cara Oculta (2011)

Adrian, an aspiring and talented orchestra conductor, receives a video message from his beloved Belen, telling him with tears in her eyes that she is leaving him and that she cannot carry on with him. Shattered by the unexpected news and puzzled by the inexplicable decision, Adrian gets help from the local Police to solve this case of disappearance. Time passes by and still no news of Belen's whereabouts, so life gradually begins to return to its normal pace, when out of the blue, a new woman appears in Adrian's life. With no progress at all in Belen's case and all things possible, no one will be able to see beyond the facts and comprehend the truth that often lies hidden in the most unusual of places... (Read More)

Themes:trauma,  revenge
Locations:storm
Characters:detective
Story:crying woman,  taking a shower,  male in shower,  taking a pill,  hysterical outburst,  learning the truth,  colleague colleague relationship,  talking to oneself,  wrapped in a towel,  screaming woman,  traumatic experience,  lighting a cigarette,  pipe,  camera shot of bare feet,  blackout,  investigator,  barefoot female,  note,  barefoot male,  listening to music,  character says i love you,  suspicion,  hairy chest,  disappearance,  missing person,  drawing,  widow,  dead body,  secret,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  corpse,  crying,  shower,  photograph,  bare chested male,  kiss,  fight,  flashback

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In The Mouth Of Madness (1994) is one of the best movies like Shutter Island (2010)
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 Shutter Island (2010). (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  memory,  deception,  surrealism
Mood:suspense,  nightmare
Characters:psychiatrist,  doctor
Story:insane asylum,  investigator,  imagination,  disappearance,  hysteria,  asylum,  disfigurement,  rainstorm,  mental institution,  schizophrenia,  gothic,  revelation,  murderer,  suspicion,  missing person,  lightning,  drawing,  foot chase,  revolver,  hallucination,  handcuffs,  rifle,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  gun,  violence,  murder,  flashback,  blood,  death

Anthropoid (2016)
Biography, History, Thriller, War

Anthropoid (2016)

ANTHROPOID is based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the World War II mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich. The Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler, Heydrich was the main architect behind the Final Solution and the leader of occupying Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia whose reign of terror prompted self-exiled Czech and Slovak soldiers (played by Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan) to hatch a top-secret mission that would change the face of Europe forever.i (Read More)

Themes:torture,  revenge
Locations:woods,  cemetery,  snow
Characters:doctor
Period:1940s
Story:death by gunshot,  german soldier,  crying woman,  fantasy scene,  hysterical outburst,  learning the truth,  punch in face,  crypt,  wet clothes,  cell,  blood stain,  camera shot of bare feet,  gramophone,  note,  blood on face,  barefoot male,  reference to adolf hitler,  suspicion,  injection,  fantasy sequence,  no opening credits,  massacre,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  reference to god,  secret,  crying,  world war two,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  fight,  kiss,  gun,  death,  violence,  blood,  flashback

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:paranoia,  deception,  torture,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:cemetery,  hospital
Characters:detective,  girl
Story:dead girl,  rainstorm,  psycho thriller,  tape recorder,  revelation,  character says i love you,  missing person,  lightning,  cover up,  man with glasses,  widow,  strangulation,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  f word,  interrogation,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  prison,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  tattoo,  male full frontal nudity,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  fight,  gun,  violence,  blood

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The Mummy (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  revenge,  surrealism
Locations:woods,  cemetery
Characters:soldier,  doctor
Story:crypt,  infanticide,  tomb,  power outage,  guard,  tape recorder,  gothic,  american abroad,  rat,  injection,  scar,  lightning,  cover up,  fantasy sequence,  attack,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  massacre,  strangulation,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hallucination,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  dream,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  bare chested male,  flashback,  fight,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

Lock Up (1989) is one of the best movies like Shutter Island (2010)
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. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  torture,  revenge
Locations:boat,  snow
Story:prison guard,  jail cell,  warden,  power outage,  manhunt,  captain,  racial slur,  cigar smoking,  foot chase,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  rain,  prison,  fire,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  fight,  flashback,  violence,  blood,  murder

The Uninvited (2009)
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. This is why The Uninvited (2009) is one of the best movies like Shutter Island (2010). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  surrealism,  revenge
Mood:suspense,  nightmare
Locations:sea,  woods,  boat,  cemetery
Characters:nurse,  psychiatrist
Story:repressed memory,  house on fire,  little girl,  blood stain,  mental patient,  mental hospital,  covered in blood,  mental institution,  schizophrenia,  gothic,  revelation,  child murder,  syringe,  murderer,  suspicion,  injection,  scar,  no opening credits,  strangulation,  island,  fire,  hallucination,  secret,  slow motion scene,  neo noir,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  death,  fight,  blood,  flashback,  kiss,  murder

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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.

Themes:paranoia,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective
Story:jail cell,  rainstorm,  covered in blood,  lightning,  racial slur,  execution,  no opening credits,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  fight,  violence,  gun,  blood,  flashback

The Dead Zone (1983)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Dead Zone (1983)

Johnny Smith wakes from a coma due to a car accident, only to find he has lost five years of his life, and yet gained psychic powers. Foreseeing the future appears to be a 'gift' at first, but ends up causing problems...

Themes:trauma,  paranoia,  deception,  surrealism
Mood:suspense
Locations:snow,  hospital
Characters:psychiatrist,  nurse,  doctor
Story:child murderer,  torture chamber,  house on fire,  homicidal maniac,  arrogance,  rainstorm,  psycho thriller,  reference to adolf hitler,  gothic,  child murder,  cold war,  character says i love you,  murderer,  scar,  lightning,  man with glasses,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  dream,  world war two,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  murder,  death,  kiss,  blood,  flashback

15 Minutes (2001) is one of the best movies like Shutter Island (2010)
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:insanity,  paranoia,  torture,  revenge
Locations:cemetery
Characters:psychiatrist,  detective
Story:talking to oneself in a mirror,  badge,  stabbed in the arm,  delusion,  character says i love you,  witness,  cigar smoking,  graveyard,  drawing,  foot chase,  f word,  handcuffs,  dead body,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  prison,  fire,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  murder,  violence,  death,  interview,  blood

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American Assassin (2017)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

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

Themes:deception,  torture,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:sea,  woods,  boat,  hospital
Characters:soldier,  doctor
Story:attack,  knocked out with a gun butt,  stabbed in the arm,  harbor,  ambiguous ending,  shot in the face,  cold war,  american abroad,  suspicion,  scar,  racial slur,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  massacre,  strangulation,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  f word,  handcuffs,  hallucination,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  based on novel,  flashback,  interview,  fight,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  deception,  torture
Mood:suspense
Locations:boat,  hospital
Characters:detective,  doctor
Story:insane asylum,  toy gun,  escaped mental patient,  ambiguous ending,  disfigurement,  rainstorm,  manhunt,  gothic,  lightning,  attack,  cigar smoking,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  foot chase,  revolver,  interrogation,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  gun,  death,  kiss,  murder,  blood,  violence,  fight

Dracula 2000 (2000)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Dracula 2000 (2000)

In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship. Van Helsing and Simon travel from London to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing's daughter Mary (Waddell) from the family's life long nemesis - Dracula. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  surrealism,  revenge
Mood:suspense,  nightmare
Locations:ship,  cemetery
Characters:doctor
Story:stabbed in the arm,  tomb,  gothic,  revelation,  injection,  lightning,  racial slur,  massacre,  strangulation,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  f word,  hallucination,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  dream,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  gun,  fight,  death,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  violence

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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Shutter Island (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:cave
Story:house on fire,  stabbed in the arm,  spiral staircase,  shot in the face,  manhunt,  female killer,  american abroad,  cover up,  cigar smoking,  no opening credits,  massacre,  strangulation,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  flashback,  death,  gun,  fight,  murder,  blood,  violence

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:insanity,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective
Story:fbi agent,  fbi investigation,  fbi,  investigator,  boston massachusetts,  mass murder,  listening to music,  tape recorder,  cage,  handgun,  lightning,  racial slur,  cigar smoking,  execution,  shot in the back,  f word,  handcuffs,  dead body,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  rain,  corpse,  dream,  prison,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  fight,  death,  murder,  interview,  blood,  kiss,  violence,  gun,  flashback

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:deception,  revenge
Locations:woods,  cemetery
Characters:soldier
Story:prison guard,  knocked out with a gun butt,  ambiguous ending,  post traumatic stress disorder,  disappearance,  injection,  no opening credits,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  dead body,  reference to god,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  lie,  vomiting,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  prison,  crying,  pistol,  tattoo,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  flashback,  gun,  murder,  blood,  fight

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Victor Frankenstein (2015)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Victor Frankenstein (2015)

James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protege Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor's experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation. This is why Victor Frankenstein (2015) is one of the best movies like Shutter Island (2010). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:woods,  hospital
Characters:detective,  nurse,  doctor
Story:dream sequence,  jailbreak,  spiral staircase,  rainstorm,  gothic,  experiment,  suspicion,  lightning,  drawing,  no opening credits,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  shower,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  flashback,  blood,  fight

Spellbound (1945) is one of the best movies like Shutter Island (2010)
Film-noir, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Spellbound (1945)

Dr. Constance Petersen (Ingrid Bergman) is a psychiatrist at Green Manors mental asylum. The head of Green Manors has just been replaced, with his replacement being the renowned Dr. Anthony Edwardes (Gregory Peck). Romance blossoms between Dr. Petersen and Dr. Edwards but Dr. Edwards starts to show odd aversions and personality traits. It is discovered that he is an impostor, and amnesiac, and may have killed the real Dr. Edwardes. Dr. Petersen is determined to discover the truth through unlocking the secrets held in the impostor's mind, a process which potentially puts her and others' lives at risk. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  paranoia,  memory,  surrealism
Mood:suspense
Locations:snow
Characters:psychiatrist,  detective,  doctor
Story:mental asylum,  pipe smoking,  insane asylum,  asylum,  female psychiatrist,  dream sequence,  psyche,  sedative,  world war two veteran,  cliff,  post traumatic stress disorder,  schizophrenia,  therapy,  murderer,  suspicion,  scar,  cigar smoking,  shot in the back,  revolver,  hallucination,  dream,  cigarette smoking,  based on novel,  flashback,  murder

Logan (2017)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

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

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  torture,  revenge
Mood:suspense,  nightmare
Locations:woods,  cemetery,  hospital
Characters:alcoholic,  nurse,  soldier,  girl,  doctor
Story:little girl,  knocked out with a gun butt,  death of family,  stabbed in the arm,  barbed wire,  blood on face,  shot in the face,  medicine,  injection,  scar,  cover up,  racial slur,  graveyard,  drawing,  exploding car,  massacre,  strangulation,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  secret,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  fight,  murder,  blood,  violence,  gun

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

Self/less (2015)

An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  revenge,  surrealism
Locations:woods,  cemetery
Characters:doctor
Story:repressed memory,  car set on fire,  little girl,  taking a pill,  revelation,  scar,  cover up,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  widow,  revolver,  island,  hallucination,  held at gunpoint,  lie,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  flashback,  violence,  fight

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

The Bone Collector (1999)

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

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  torture,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:detective,  nurse,  doctor
Story:little girl,  red herring,  badge,  rainstorm,  gothic,  revelation,  captain,  rat,  scar,  lightning,  racial slur,  radio,  man with glasses,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

The Revenant (2015) is one of the best movies like Shutter Island (2010)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western

The Revenant (2015)

While exploring g uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary fronjitiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him. This is why The Revenant (2015) is one of the best movies like Shutter Island (2010). (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  paranoia,  deception,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:woods,  boat,  snow
Story:attack,  dream sequence,  blood on hands,  fort,  dead wife,  stabbed in the arm,  blood on face,  rainstorm,  manhunt,  covered in blood,  captain,  lightning,  racial slur,  no opening credits,  massacre,  strangulation,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hallucination,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  lie,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  two word title,  fight,  death,  violence,  blood,  flashback,  murder

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Rendition (2007)
Drama, Thriller

Rendition (2007)

After a terrorist bombing kills an American envoy in a foreign country, an investigation leads to an Egyptian who has been living in the United States for years and who is married to an American. He is apprehended when he's on his way home. The U.S. sends him to the country where the incident occurs for interrogation which includes torture. An American CIA operative observes the interrogation and is at odds whether to keep it going or to stop it. In the meantime, the man's wife raises hell to find him despite being pregnant but the person behind this refuses to help or give her any information. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  torture
Locations:boat,  hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:pipe smoking,  bloody body of a child,  wrapped in a towel,  choking,  mass murder,  witness,  hairy chest,  disappearance,  strangulation,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  dead body,  reference to god,  rifle,  secret,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  prison,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  gun,  kiss,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:deception,  torture,  revenge
Characters:detective,  soldier
Story:prison guard,  jail cell,  female killer,  rat,  racial slur,  cigar smoking,  no opening credits,  foot chase,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  neo noir,  prison,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  death,  fight

Scanners (1981)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Scanners (1981)

Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn't, and converts him to their cause - to destroy the underground movement. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  torture,  surrealism
Mood:suspense
Characters:doctor
Story:pipe smoking,  lighting a cigarette,  blood on face,  revelation,  injection,  cover up,  cigar smoking,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  revolver,  hallucination,  interrogation,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  flashback,  blood,  murder

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Janghwa, Hongryeon (2003) is one of the best movies like Shutter Island (2010)
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.

Themes:insanity,  guilt,  paranoia,  memory,  surrealism
Mood:nightmare
Characters:nurse
Story:dream sequence,  blood stain,  dock,  hysteria,  mental hospital,  delusion,  mental institution,  child murder,  syringe,  suspicion,  hallucination,  dead body,  lie,  rain,  crying,  surprise ending,  cult film,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  fight,  flashback,  blood,  interview,  death

Le Samourai (1967)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Le Samourai (1967)

Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught. One night however, after killing a night-club owner, he's seen by witnesses. His efforts to provide himself with an alibi fail and more and more he gets driven into a corner. This is why Le Samourai (1967) is one of the best movies like Shutter Island (2010). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:detective
Period:1940s
Story:murderer as protagonist,  death by gunshot,  blood on hands,  heavy smoker,  fedora,  punch in face,  lighting a cigarette,  investigator,  barefoot female,  tape recorder,  cage,  murderer,  suspicion,  witness,  scar,  gunshot,  man with glasses,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  revolver,  dead body,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  lie,  punched in the face,  investigation,  neo noir,  rain,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  based on novel,  kiss,  murder,  gun,  violence,  death,  fight

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

Harry Brown (2009)

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

Themes:deception,  torture,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:cemetery,  hospital
Characters:detective,  nurse,  doctor
Story:car set on fire,  stabbed in the arm,  shot in the face,  covered in blood,  reference to adolf hitler,  revelation,  injection,  cover up,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  strangulation,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  fire,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  death,  violence,  murder,  flashback,  gun,  interview,  blood

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

Triple 9 (2016)

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

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  torture,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:hospital
Characters:alcoholic,  detective
Story:attack,  car set on fire,  knocked out with a gun butt,  badge,  ambiguous ending,  note,  rainstorm,  shot in the face,  suspicion,  lightning,  cover up,  fbi,  racial slur,  cigar smoking,  exploding car,  foot chase,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  secret,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  prison,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  violence,  death,  blood,  murder

Blood Father (2016) is one of the best movies like Shutter Island (2010)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:alcoholic
Story:prison guard,  fence,  note,  scar,  missing person,  racial slur,  drawing,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  two word title,  based on novel,  fight,  gun,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

Allied (2016)
Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War

Allied (2016)

In the middle of World War II, in turbulent 1942, a plane flies over Morocco and drops a Royal Canadian Air Force paratrooper who comes in to land on a drop zone, somewhere in the desert dunes outside Casablanca. Just in time before anyone notices him, the fearless Wing Commander Max Vatan gets in a car and heads to the town with orders to meet Parisian Marianne Beausejour, a skillful member of the French Resistance. On a mission to assassinate the German Ambassador in Casablanca, the two operatives must convince every one of their true feelings as a married couple, while in the background, they need to make the necessary preparations for the critical soiree. Without delay, after the success of this suicide mission, Max and Marianne flee together to England with plans on marrying and making a family, regardless of the war. Instead, heavy clouds of distrust and suspicion threaten their relationship, when Max receives a call from the Secret Service Division to inform him that his beloved wife is actually an impostor. In disbelief, with a terrible task in his hands and crushed under a devastating dilemma, Max must find the courage to seek for answers in the perilous streets of bombarded London, regardless of the outcome. In the end, amid duty and love, who shall live and who shall die? (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  deception
Mood:suspense
Locations:hospital
Characters:alcoholic,  nurse,  soldier
Period:1940s
Story:prison guard,  jail cell,  secret,  disfigurement,  reference to adolf hitler,  revelation,  character says i love you,  suspicion,  american abroad,  scar,  lightning,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  massacre,  strangulation,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  lie,  vomiting,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  rain,  prison,  world war two,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  gun,  kiss,  blood,  murder,  flashback,  violence,  death

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