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Side Effects (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Side Effects (2013)

Emily Taylor, despite being reunited with her husband from prison, becomes severely depressed with emotional episodes and suicide attempts. Her psychiatrist, Jonathan Banks, after conferring with her previous doctor, eventually prescribes an experimental new medication called Ablixa. The plot thickens when the side effects of the drug lead to Emily killing her husband in a "sleepwalking" state. With Emily plea-bargained into mental hospital confinement and Dr. Banks' practice crumbling around him, the case seems closed. However, Dr. Banks cannot accept full responsibility and investigates to clear his name. What follows is a dark quest that threatens to tear what's left of his life apart even as he discovers the diabolical truth of this tragedy. (Read More)

Themes:adoption,  guilt,  blackmail,  depression,  conspiracy,  anger,  deception,  funeral,  fear,  drinking,  money,  marriage,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:office,  courtroom,  apartment,  boat,  bar,  hospital
Characters:psychiatrist,  french,  lawyer,  policeman,  nurse,  boy,  doctor
Story:sleepwalking,  assistant district attorney,  stock fraud,  district attorney,  bouquet of flowers,  psychiatrist patient relationship,  clinical trial,  murder trial,  accidental stabbing,  multiple stabbing,  subway station,  taxi driver,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  prison release,  prison visit,  release from prison,  women's prison,  prison guard,  beer drinking,  knife in the back,  doctor patient relationship,  reference to victoria's secret,  reference to the world series,  reference to houston texas,  reference to the new york knicks,  schizoaffective disorder,  splashing water on one's face,  greenwich connecticut,  medical misconduct,  stock manipulator,  hedge fund manager,  reference to hawaii,  drug prescription,  purposeful car accident,  parking lot attendant,  paranoid schizophrenic,  involuntary commitment,  reference to oral sex,  psychiatric treatment,  inaudible dialogue,  medical records,  deal making,  hit with a purse,  bloody feet,  underground parking garage,  psychiatric evaluation,  abandoned by husband,  hedge fund,  exit sign,  apple laptop,  head trauma,  reference to london england,  medical malpractice,  fictional drug,  pharmaceutical industry,  reference to paul mccartney,  court order,  unpacking,  insider trading,  side effect,  asking for help,  28 year old,  medical ethics,  internet research,  plea bargain,  truth serum,  haitian,  experimental drug,  placebo,  nausea,  pharmaceutical company,  dizziness,  trail of blood,  23 year old,  abandoned by father,  anti depressant,  seat belt,  acquittal,  wearing a sound wire,  new york city skyline,  frigidity,  epiphany,  bank account,  applying lipstick,  911 call,  airbag,  police van,  wife murders husband,  woman hits a man,  electroshock therapy,  tv broadcast,  diagnosis,  applying makeup,  media frenzy,  stabbed multiple times,  year 2004,  women's bathroom,  bad dream,  advertising agency,  loss of memory,  bigamy,  concussion,  stock market,  suicidal thoughts,  husband murders wife,  envelope,  female bartender,  bilingualism,  woman slaps a man,  mother in law daughter in law relationship,  pen,  misery,  stepfather stepson relationship,  hopelessness,  sleeplessness,  nervousness,  reference to albert einstein,  unsubtitled foreign language,  body bag,  police interrogation,  bare feet,  rehabilitation,  adopted son,  split personality,  unhappiness,  pharmacy,  insomnia,  sailboat,  dead father,  repeated scene,  advertisement,  mental patient,  paralysis,  barbed wire,  needle,  female female kiss,  handshake,  laptop computer,  pill,  miscarriage,  marital separation,  mental hospital,  cellphone,  fog,  lesbian couple,  medication,  anxiety,  job interview,  boxer shorts,  intrigue,  attorney,  mental institution,  promise,  scam,  crying woman,  fraud,  stabbed in the stomach,  fbi agent,  scene during opening credits,  listening to music,  woman with glasses,  answering machine,  syringe,  eyeglasses,  death of son,  sleeping,  sadness,  witness,  tragic event,  stalking,  injection,  flowers,  umbrella,  fired from the job,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  screaming,  drug addict,  confession,  break up,  prison,  drawing,  coffin,  trial,  apology,  judge,  nonlinear timeline,  subway,  stabbed to death,  suicide attempt,  eating,  video camera,  stabbing,  cooking,  police station,  newspaper,  f word,  reporter,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  cafe,  reference to god,  taxi,  vomiting,  letter,  sex in bed,  arrest,  drink,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  face slap,  mirror,  car accident,  police officer,  food,  neo noir,  rain,  woman on top,  ghost,  voice over narration,  topless female nudity,  surprise ending,  lesbian kiss,  knife,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  bare breasts,  sex scene,  violence,  murder,  flashback,  death,  blood

High-rise (2015)
Drama

High-rise (2015)

Class struggle becomes all too real as a young doctor moves into a modern apartment block in suburban 1975 London. Drugs, drink & debauchery dissolve into murder, mayhem and misogyny in this pseudo-post-apocalyptic breakdown of societal norms.

Themes:drinking,  money
Locations:apartment
Characters:french,  psychiatrist,  policeman,  boy,  doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  applying makeup,  woman slaps a man,  repeated scene,  pill,  crying woman,  listening to music,  eyeglasses,  sleeping,  injection,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  screaming,  apology,  nonlinear timeline,  stabbed to death,  eating,  stabbing,  f word,  reporter,  reference to god,  drink,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  woman on top,  voice over narration,  topless female nudity,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  bare breasts,  violence,  blood,  murder,  flashback

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Legend (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Legend (2015)

The true story of London's most notorious gangsters, twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray. As the brothers rise through the criminal underworld, Ronnie advances the family business with violence and intimidation while Reggie struggles to go legitimate for local girl Frances Shea. In and out of prison, Ronnie's unpredictable tendencies and the slow disintegration of Reggie's marriage threaten to bring the brothers' empire tumbling to the ground. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  funeral,  fear,  drinking,  money,  marriage
Locations:courtroom,  bar
Characters:psychiatrist,  policeman
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  prison visit,  prison guard,  asking for help,  acquittal,  woman slaps a man,  pill,  mental hospital,  intrigue,  promise,  scam,  fraud,  eyeglasses,  witness,  flowers,  umbrella,  stabbed in the back,  confession,  apology,  judge,  stabbed to death,  eating,  stabbing,  police station,  newspaper,  f word,  handcuffs,  reference to god,  taxi,  drink,  watching tv,  investigation,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  rain,  prison,  voice over narration,  knife,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  blood

Paranoia (2013)
Drama, Thriller

Paranoia (2013)

The high stakes thriller Paranoia takes us deep behind the scenes of global success to a deadly world of greed and deception. The two most powerful tech billionaires in the world ('Harrison Ford (I)' (qv) and 'Gary Oldman (I)' (qv)) are bitter rivals with a complicated past who will stop at nothing to destroy each other. A young superstar ('Liam Hemsworth' (qv)), seduced by unlimited wealth and power falls between them, and becomes trapped in the middle of the twists and turns of their life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realizes his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows far too much for them to let him walk away. (Read More)

Themes:blackmail,  conspiracy,  anger,  deception,  fear,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:office,  apartment,  bar,  hospital
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Story:taxi driver,  new york city skyline,  female bartender,  job interview,  intrigue,  fraud,  fbi agent,  scene during opening credits,  answering machine,  umbrella,  fired from the job,  nonlinear timeline,  subway,  cooking,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  taxi,  arrest,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  neo noir,  rain,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  new york city,  photograph,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback,  blood,  murder

Don't Say A Word (2001) is one of the best movies like Side Effects (2013)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

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

Themes:anger,  deception,  fear,  money,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment
Characters:psychiatrist
Story:subway station,  doctor patient relationship,  mental patient,  mental institution,  scene during opening credits,  syringe,  tragic event,  stalking,  injection,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  drawing,  coffin,  subway,  stabbed to death,  police station,  f word,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  vomiting,  arrest,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  police officer,  neo noir,  surprise ending,  knife,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  violence,  blood,  flashback,  death

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The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

Jordan Belfort is a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 22 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive 1990s securities scam that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including shoe designer Steve Madden. This is why The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) is one of the best movies like Side Effects (2013). (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  conspiracy,  fear,  drinking,  money,  marriage
Locations:courtroom,  boat,  bar
Characters:french,  lawyer,  policeman
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  reference to london england,  media frenzy,  stock market,  pen,  repeated scene,  anxiety,  boxer shorts,  attorney,  promise,  scam,  fraud,  fbi agent,  answering machine,  eyeglasses,  fired from the job,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  drug addict,  apology,  judge,  nonlinear timeline,  subway,  eating,  newspaper,  f word,  reporter,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  cafe,  reference to god,  vomiting,  sex in bed,  arrest,  drink,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  mirror,  car accident,  police officer,  food,  prison,  voice over narration,  topless female nudity,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  bare breasts,  sex scene,  flashback,  blood

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

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

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

Themes:anger,  deception,  drinking,  money,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:policeman
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  prison release,  prison visit,  release from prison,  prison guard,  promise,  eyeglasses,  injection,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  drug addict,  apology,  eating,  police station,  f word,  reference to god,  vomiting,  letter,  sex in bed,  drink,  watching tv,  investigation,  face slap,  mirror,  car accident,  food,  neo noir,  prison,  voice over narration,  photograph,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  death,  blood,  flashback,  murder,  violence

Sleeping With Other People (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Themes:anger,  fear,  drinking,  marriage
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  policeman,  boy,  doctor
Story:woman hits a man,  women's bathroom,  female female kiss,  cellphone,  scene during opening credits,  answering machine,  eyeglasses,  sleeping,  flowers,  umbrella,  confession,  break up,  apology,  subway,  police station,  f word,  manhattan new york city,  cafe,  reference to god,  taxi,  vomiting,  drink,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  rain,  woman on top,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback

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Conviction (2010) is one of the best movies like Side Effects (2013)
Biography, Drama

Conviction (2010)

Betty Anne Waters (Swank) is a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the system and overturn her brother's (Rockwell) unjust murder conviction.

Themes:guilt,  funeral,  fear,  drinking,  money,  marriage
Locations:courtroom,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  policeman,  boy
Story:district attorney,  prison guard,  media frenzy,  barbed wire,  attorney,  promise,  trial,  apology,  judge,  eating,  stabbing,  handcuffs,  letter,  arrest,  drink,  watching tv,  investigation,  face slap,  mirror,  police officer,  food,  prison,  knife,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  death,  violence

Dark Places (2015)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Dark Places (2015)

Libby Day is a lifeless woman who survived the massacre of her family in their farmhouse in the countryside of Kansas when she was eight. She's been living on donations and lectures ever since. Thirty years ago, the police believed that a satanic cult was responsible for the murder of her mother and two sisters, and her brother Ben was convicted with her testimony in court. Today, however, an acquaintance, Lyle Wirth, invites Libby to visit "The Kill Club", where amateurs investigate famous crimes, and she finds that they believe Ben is innocent. Libby needs money and, in return, accepts to revisit the slaughter of her family and comes up to the painful revelations and the ultimate truth. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  anger,  fear,  drinking,  money
Locations:bar
Characters:lawyer,  boy
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  prison visit,  beer drinking,  abandoned by father,  repeated scene,  cellphone,  stabbed in the stomach,  listening to music,  answering machine,  sadness,  witness,  tragic event,  confession,  apology,  judge,  nonlinear timeline,  stabbed to death,  eating,  stabbing,  cooking,  newspaper,  f word,  reference to god,  taxi,  letter,  drink,  watching tv,  investigation,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  prison,  voice over narration,  knife,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  murder,  death,  violence,  flashback,  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 Side Effects (2013). (Read More)

Themes:fear,  marriage
Mood:suspense
Locations:hospital
Characters:psychiatrist,  lawyer,  policeman,  nurse,  doctor
Story:women's prison,  prison guard,  doctor patient relationship,  mental patient,  mental hospital,  medication,  mental institution,  syringe,  stalking,  injection,  umbrella,  screaming,  suicide attempt,  video camera,  police station,  reporter,  reference to god,  taxi,  watching tv,  mirror,  car accident,  neo noir,  rain,  prison,  ghost,  surprise ending,  knife,  photograph,  murder,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  blood,  flashback

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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:funeral,  fear,  drinking,  money,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:psychiatrist,  lawyer,  policeman,  boy
Story:taxi driver,  witness,  flowers,  drawing,  stabbed to death,  video camera,  stabbing,  police station,  f word,  reporter,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  cafe,  taxi,  arrest,  drink,  watching tv,  investigation,  face slap,  prison,  knife,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

Woman In Gold (2015) is one of the best movies like Side Effects (2013)
Biography, Drama, History

Woman In Gold (2015)

Maria Altman sought to regain a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II. She did so not just to regain what was rightfully hers, but also to obtain some measure of justice for the death, destruction, and massive art theft perpetrated by the Nazis.

Themes:guilt,  funeral,  drinking,  money
Locations:courtroom
Characters:lawyer,  doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  pharmacy,  repeated scene,  handshake,  cellphone,  job interview,  attorney,  crying woman,  scene during opening credits,  listening to music,  eyeglasses,  sleeping,  trial,  apology,  judge,  nonlinear timeline,  newspaper,  f word,  reporter,  taxi,  letter,  arrest,  drink,  mirror,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  murder,  death

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

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

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

Themes:deception,  money,  revenge
Locations:courtroom,  apartment,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  nurse,  doctor
Story:prison visit,  bilingualism,  unsubtitled foreign language,  job interview,  attorney,  scam,  fraud,  fbi agent,  eyeglasses,  umbrella,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  confession,  judge,  nonlinear timeline,  f word,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  taxi,  vomiting,  letter,  arrest,  investigation,  police officer,  prison,  voice over narration,  new york city,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  flashback

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The Judge (2014)
Crime, Drama

The Judge (2014)

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

Themes:funeral,  guilt,  anger,  drinking,  money,  marriage,  revenge
Locations:courtroom,  boat,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  doctor
Story:attorney,  judge,  murder trial,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  prison visit,  diagnosis,  female bartender,  police interrogation,  cellphone,  fraud,  death of son,  tragic event,  umbrella,  confession,  coffin,  trial,  eating,  newspaper,  f word,  cafe,  reference to god,  arrest,  drink,  face slap,  mirror,  car accident,  food,  rain,  prison,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback,  death

Boy A (2007)
Drama

Boy A (2007)

A young man is released from prison after many years and given a new identity in a new town. Aided by a supervisor who becomes like a father to him he finds a job and friends and hesitantly starts a relationship with a compassionate girl. But the secret of the heinous crime he committed as a boy weighs down on him, and he learns that it is not so easy to escape your past. This is why Boy A (2007) is one of the best movies like Side Effects (2013). (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  depression,  fear,  drinking
Locations:courtroom,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  policeman,  boy
Story:release from prison,  media frenzy,  rehabilitation,  promise,  sleeping,  witness,  fired from the job,  screaming,  confession,  drawing,  trial,  apology,  newspaper,  reporter,  cafe,  taxi,  letter,  drink,  watching tv,  face slap,  mirror,  car accident,  prison,  knife,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  murder,  flashback,  violence,  blood,  death

American Psycho (2000) is one of the best movies like Side Effects (2013)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.

Themes:blackmail,  anger,  deception,  fear,  drinking,  money,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:office,  apartment,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  policeman
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  female bartender,  split personality,  scene during opening credits,  answering machine,  eyeglasses,  screaming,  confession,  break up,  drawing,  stabbed to death,  video camera,  stabbing,  f word,  manhattan new york city,  taxi,  sex in bed,  drink,  watching tv,  investigation,  mirror,  car accident,  police officer,  food,  neo noir,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  knife,  new york city,  photograph,  bare chested male,  two word title,  sex scene,  blood,  violence,  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. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  anger,  deception,  fear,  marriage
Mood:suspense
Locations:hospital
Characters:psychiatrist,  boy,  doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  doctor patient relationship,  car accident,  loss of memory,  concussion,  repeated scene,  mental patient,  intrigue,  crying woman,  listening to music,  syringe,  death of son,  sleeping,  injection,  screaming,  drawing,  apology,  eating,  video camera,  f word,  letter,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  neo noir,  surprise ending,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex scene,  blood,  flashback,  violence

Reign Over Me (2007)
Drama

Reign Over Me (2007)

Alan Johnson has everything he needs to get through life: a good job, a beautiful and loving wife, and their wonderful children. Yet he feels isolated because he finds having a hard-working job and managing a family too much to handle and has no one to talk to about it. Charlie Fineman, on the other hand, doesn't have a job or a family. He used to have both until a terrible loss, and the grief caused him to quit his job and isolate himself from everyone around him. As it turns out, Alan and Charlie were roommates in college, and a chance encounter one night rekindles the friendship they shared. But when Charlie's problems become too much to deal with, Alan is determined to help Charlie come out of his emotional abyss. (Read More)

Themes:depression,  anger,  drinking,  marriage
Locations:courtroom,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  policeman
Story:taxi driver,  involuntary commitment,  sleepwalking,  mental hospital,  attorney,  woman with glasses,  sadness,  apology,  judge,  eating,  police station,  manhattan new york city,  cafe,  taxi,  letter,  arrest,  drink,  watching tv,  food,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  death,  violence

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:guilt,  blackmail,  funeral,  fear,  drinking,  money,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:lawyer,  policeman,  boy
Story:prison guard,  needle,  mental institution,  sleeping,  umbrella,  confession,  eating,  police station,  handcuffs,  cafe,  vomiting,  arrest,  drink,  watching tv,  investigation,  face slap,  mirror,  car accident,  police officer,  food,  rain,  woman on top,  prison,  surprise ending,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death

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Le Passe (2013) is one of the best movies like Side Effects (2013)
Drama, Mystery

Le Passe (2013)

Coming back to accomplish the divorce procedure, Ahmad an Iranian man, arrives in Paris after four years to meet his ex-wife and her daughters from her previous marriage. He notices his ex is in a relationship with an Arab named Samir who also has a son and a wife in a coma. The relationship of the older daughter and her mother is in deterioration because the daughter thinks her mother is the cause of Samir's wife comatose state. The affairs get more complicated when the older daughter discloses something heinous she has done. This is why Le Passe (2013) is one of the best movies like Side Effects (2013). (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  depression,  fear,  marriage,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:french,  boy,  doctor
Story:subway station,  suicidal thoughts,  pharmacy,  handshake,  marital separation,  cellphone,  promise,  apology,  judge,  subway,  suicide attempt,  eating,  cooking,  f word,  face slap,  food,  rain,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  two word title

Dragonfly (2002)
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Dragonfly (2002)

Dr. Joe Darrow is a recently widowed doctor. He is grieving due to the death of his pregnant wife in a Red Cross mission in Venezuela. Although being atheist, he began to believe that his dead wife wants to communicate with him, through her young patients in the Pediatrics of a Chicago hospital.

Themes:guilt,  anger,  funeral,  fear,  drinking
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  policeman,  nurse,  boy,  doctor
Story:bilingualism,  sleeplessness,  insomnia,  scene during opening credits,  answering machine,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  drawing,  suicide attempt,  police station,  handcuffs,  arrest,  drink,  slow motion scene,  mirror,  car accident,  rain,  ghost,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  death,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback

Gifted (2017)
Drama

Gifted (2017)

Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old's mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank's formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary's landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Mary's teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  fear,  money
Locations:courtroom,  boat,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  boy
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  abandoned by father,  reference to albert einstein,  cellphone,  promise,  crying woman,  scene during opening credits,  eyeglasses,  sleeping,  sadness,  drawing,  trial,  apology,  judge,  reference to god,  taxi,  letter,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  mirror,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death

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Kill Your Darlings (2013)
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:guilt,  drinking,  money
Locations:bar
Characters:french,  lawyer,  policeman
Story:district attorney,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  paranoid schizophrenic,  abandoned by father,  boxer shorts,  promise,  eyeglasses,  injection,  confession,  apology,  subway,  suicide attempt,  stabbing,  f word,  reporter,  manhattan new york city,  reference to god,  arrest,  drink,  face slap,  mirror,  voice over narration,  knife,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  flashback

Zodiac (2007) is one of the best movies like Side Effects (2013)
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:drinking
Locations:bar
Characters:lawyer,  policeman,  boy
Story:taxi driver,  women's prison,  marital separation,  attorney,  mental institution,  stabbed in the stomach,  woman with glasses,  witness,  stalking,  stabbed in the back,  screaming,  confession,  judge,  stabbed to death,  stabbing,  police station,  newspaper,  reporter,  cafe,  taxi,  letter,  arrest,  drink,  watching tv,  investigation,  neo noir,  rain,  prison,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  violence,  blood,  death,  murder

Another Year (2010)
Comedy, Drama

Another Year (2010)

A married couple who have managed to remain blissfully happy into their autumn years, are surrounded over the course of the four seasons of one average year by friends, colleagues, and family who all seem to suffer some degree of unhappiness. This is why Another Year (2010) is one of the best movies like Side Effects (2013). (Read More)

Themes:depression,  anger,  funeral,  drinking,  money
Characters:lawyer,  doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  sleeplessness,  nervousness,  rehabilitation,  unhappiness,  insomnia,  sadness,  flowers,  coffin,  apology,  eating,  cooking,  cafe,  reference to god,  taxi,  drink,  watching tv,  mirror,  food,  rain,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death

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Perfect Stranger (2007)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Perfect Stranger (2007)

Rowena Price is a muckraking reporter for a New York paper. When her story about a closeted gay Senator who preaches family values is spiked, she quits and soon finds herself investigating the grisly murder of a childhood friend. Her friend had been dumped by ad exec Harrison Hill, so he's Rowena's prime suspect. Rowena gets a job at the ad agency as a temp, and she's soon the object of Hill's attentions. She's helped in her subterfuge by Miles Haley, a friend at the paper who has a secret thing for her. Everyone, it seems, has secrets, including Hill, who must keep his affairs from his wife - her money fuels his lifestyle. Murder will out? (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  blackmail,  deception,  drinking,  money
Locations:courtroom,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  policeman
Story:murder trial,  subway station,  reporter,  advertising agency,  stabbed in the stomach,  witness,  fired from the job,  drawing,  trial,  subway,  stabbing,  newspaper,  taxi,  vomiting,  drink,  mirror,  neo noir,  surprise ending,  new york city,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  murder,  death,  blood

Big Eyes (2014)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance

Big Eyes (2014)

In San Francisco in the 1950s, Margaret was a woman trying to make it on her own after leaving her husband with only her daughter and her paintings. She meets gregarious ladies' man and fellow painter Walter Keane in a park while she was struggling to make an impact with her drawings of children with big eyes. The two quickly become a pair with outgoing Walter selling their paintings and quiet Margaret holed up at home painting even more children with big eyes. But Walter's actually selling her paintings as his own. A clash of financial success and critical failure soon sends Margaret reeling in her life of lies. With Walter still living the high life, Margaret's going to have to try making it on her own again and re-claiming her name and her paintings. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  fear,  drinking,  money,  marriage
Locations:courtroom,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  boy
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  abandoned by husband,  applying lipstick,  women's bathroom,  marital separation,  job interview,  scam,  crying woman,  fraud,  scene during opening credits,  listening to music,  eyeglasses,  witness,  confession,  trial,  apology,  judge,  eating,  newspaper,  f word,  reporter,  cafe,  reference to god,  drink,  watching tv,  mirror,  food,  voice over narration,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship

I Love You Phillip Morris (2009) is one of the best movies like Side Effects (2013)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

Steven Russell is happily married to Debbie, and a member of the local police force when a car accident provokes a dramatic reassessment of his life. Steven becomes open about his homosexuality and decides to live life to the fullest - even if it means breaking the law. Steven's new, extravagant lifestyle involves cons and fraud and, eventually, a stay in the State Penitentiary where he meets sensitive, soft-spoken Phillip Morris. His devotion to freeing Phillip from jail and building the perfect life together prompts Steven to attempt and often succeed at one impossible con after another. (Read More)

Themes:adoption,  deception,  money
Locations:courtroom,  boat,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  policeman,  boy
Story:fraud,  taxi driver,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  prison guard,  epiphany,  job interview,  promise,  scam,  eyeglasses,  flowers,  judge,  suicide attempt,  eating,  handcuffs,  cafe,  reference to god,  taxi,  vomiting,  letter,  arrest,  face slap,  mirror,  car accident,  police officer,  food,  prison,  voice over narration,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback,  blood

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21 Grams (2003)
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:guilt,  anger,  drinking,  marriage,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  policeman,  nurse,  boy,  doctor
Story:release from prison,  marital separation,  umbrella,  drug addict,  drawing,  nonlinear timeline,  suicide attempt,  cafe,  reference to god,  vomiting,  sex in bed,  drink,  watching tv,  face slap,  car accident,  food,  rain,  prison,  voice over narration,  knife,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  two word title,  death,  flashback,  blood,  murder

The Accused (1988)
Drama

The Accused (1988)

Sarah Tobias goes to her local bar and is gang-raped by three men. The district attorney on the case is Katheryn Murphy who wants to prove that although Sarah had taken drugs that night and was acting provocatively while in the bar, this is no reason for her to be so brutally attacked and the men responsible should be brought to justice. This is why The Accused (1988) is one of the best movies like Side Effects (2013). (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  anger,  deception,  drinking,  revenge
Locations:courtroom,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  policeman,  nurse,  doctor
Story:district attorney,  attorney,  plea bargain,  listening to music,  witness,  screaming,  break up,  trial,  judge,  reporter,  arrest,  drink,  watching tv,  investigation,  mirror,  car accident,  rain,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  two word title,  violence,  flashback

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:guilt,  anger,  fear,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:hospital
Characters:nurse
Story:scene during opening credits,  umbrella,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  drawing,  subway,  video camera,  police station,  reporter,  handcuffs,  arrest,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  face slap,  car accident,  police officer,  rain,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  violence,  death

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We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011) is one of the best movies like Side Effects (2013)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)

Eva Khatchadourian is trying to piece together her life following the "incident". Once a successful travel writer, she is forced to take whatever job comes her way, which of late is as a clerk in a travel agency. She lives a solitary life as people who know about her situation openly shun her, even to the point of violent actions toward her. She, in turn, fosters that solitary life because of the incident, the aftermath of which has turned her into a meek and scared woman. That incident involved her son Kevin Khatchadourian, who is now approaching his eighteenth birthday. Eva and Kevin have always had a troubled relationship, even when he was an infant. Whatever troubles he saw, Franklin, Eva's complacent husband, just attributed it to Kevin being a typical boy. The incident may be seen by both Kevin and Eva as his ultimate act in defiance against his mother. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  anger,  drinking
Locations:hospital
Characters:policeman,  boy,  doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  prison visit,  prison guard,  media frenzy,  medication,  job interview,  promise,  listening to music,  answering machine,  tragic event,  umbrella,  apology,  nonlinear timeline,  eating,  f word,  handcuffs,  vomiting,  drink,  watching tv,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  rain,  prison,  new york city,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  violence

All Good Things (2010)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

All Good Things (2010)

A love story and murder mystery based on the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history. The original screenplay uses newly discovered facts, court records and speculation as the foundation for a story of family, obsession, love and loss.

Themes:blackmail,  depression,  fear,  drinking,  money,  marriage
Locations:courtroom,  apartment,  boat
Characters:psychiatrist,  lawyer,  nurse,  boy
Story:district attorney,  new york city skyline,  women's bathroom,  attorney,  scene during opening credits,  answering machine,  eyeglasses,  umbrella,  trial,  judge,  subway,  eating,  video camera,  newspaper,  manhattan new york city,  cafe,  taxi,  drink,  mirror,  food,  rain,  new york city,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence,  flashback

Mommy (2014)
Drama

Mommy (2014)

Forty-six year old Diane Despres - "Die" - has been widowed for three years. Considered white trash by many, Die does whatever she needs, including strutting her body in front of male employers who will look, to make an honest living. That bread-winning ability is affected when she makes the decision to remove her only offspring, fifteen year old Steve Despres, from her previously imposed institutionalization, one step below juvenile detention. She institutionalized him shortly following her husband's death due to Steve's attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and his violent outbursts. He was just kicked out of the latest in a long line of facilities for setting fire to the cafeteria, in turn injuring another boy. She made this decision to deinstitutionalize him as she didn't like the alternative, sending him into more restrictive juvenile detention from which he would probably never be rehabilitated. However, with this deinstitutionalization, she has to take care of him which means only being able to do home based work. Despite they always yelling expletives at each other and Steve sometimes demonstrating those violent tendencies toward her, Die and Steve truly do love each other, his emotions which are sometimes manifested as an Oedipus complex especially as he seems to need her complete attention most specifically when it is being directed at possible male suitors. Their lives, both individually and as a family, are affected with the entrance of two of their neighbors. The first is Paul, a lawyer, who does have that sexual interest in Die as he tries to help Steve through his legal problems. The second and more important is Kyla, who lives across the street with her husband Patrick and their adolescent daughter, they who are in transit in their life to wherever Patrick's job will take them. Kyla is a high school teacher on sabbatical as she deals with her own emotional issues, which are manifested in stuttering whenever she feels incapable of dealing with her life. Kyla may find that she needs the Despres as much as they need her. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  fear,  drinking,  money
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:french,  lawyer,  boy,  doctor
Story:taxi driver,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  involuntary commitment,  applying makeup,  dead father,  handshake,  cellphone,  boxer shorts,  promise,  crying woman,  eyeglasses,  sleeping,  sadness,  fired from the job,  screaming,  apology,  suicide attempt,  eating,  video camera,  cooking,  f word,  cafe,  taxi,  letter,  drink,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  mirror,  car accident,  food,  rain,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  violence,  death

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Candy (2006)
Drama, Romance

Candy (2006)

This story is a narration from an Australian man who falls in love with two kinds of Candy: a woman of the same name and heroin. The narrator changes from a smart-aleck to someone trying to find a vein to inject, while Candy changes from an actress, call girl, streetwalker, and then a madwoman. Starting in Sydney, the two eventually end up in Melbourne to go clean, but they fail. This leads them to turn to finding money and heroin, while other posessions and attachments become unimportant. This is why Candy (2006) is one of the best movies like Side Effects (2013). (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money,  marriage
Locations:hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:pharmacy,  needle,  miscarriage,  mental hospital,  mental institution,  syringe,  eyeglasses,  flowers,  umbrella,  drug addict,  apology,  video camera,  cooking,  cafe,  vomiting,  drink,  watching tv,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  rain,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare breasts,  death,  blood

Lovelace (2013) is one of the best movies like Side Effects (2013)
Biography, Drama

Lovelace (2013)

Themes:adoption,  fear,  drinking,  money,  marriage
Characters:policeman
Story:nervousness,  repeated scene,  crying woman,  woman with glasses,  eyeglasses,  flowers,  apology,  eating,  f word,  cafe,  reference to god,  taxi,  drink,  watching tv,  face slap,  police officer,  food,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  flashback,  death

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:conspiracy,  deception,  fear,  money,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:doctor
Story:subway station,  taxi driver,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  release from prison,  prison guard,  bilingualism,  pharmacy,  injection,  nonlinear timeline,  subway,  stabbed to death,  f word,  handcuffs,  cafe,  taxi,  arrest,  investigation,  car accident,  neo noir,  rain,  prison,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

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Biutiful (2010)
Drama, Romance

Biutiful (2010)

Uxbal, single father of two children, finds his life in chaos as he is forced to deal with his life in order to escape the heat of crime in underground Barcelona, to break with the love for the divorced, manic depressive, abusive mother of his children and to regain spiritual insight in his life as he is diagnosed with terminal cancer. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  fear,  drinking,  money,  marriage
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:policeman,  nurse,  boy,  doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  sleeplessness,  dead father,  repeated scene,  marital separation,  boxer shorts,  syringe,  death of son,  tragic event,  flowers,  coffin,  apology,  subway,  eating,  cooking,  cafe,  vomiting,  arrest,  drink,  watching tv,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  rain,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

Sleepers (1996)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Sleepers (1996)

As children, Lorenzo Carcaterra - Shakes to his friends - Michael Sullivan, Tommy Marcano, and John Reilly were inseparable. They grew up in Hell's Kitchen, a far from perfect neighborhood, one filled as Shakes says with scams and shake downs, but one where the rules were known by its residents. The one adult who they admired was Father Bobby Carelli, who understood them as kids more than most adults and more than he himself would like to admit. In 1967, their lives would change forever when a typical teenage prank went wrong which led to the four of them being sentenced to various terms at Wilkinson Home for Boys, a reformatory. There, they were physically, emotionally and sexually abused primarily by Sean Nokes, the head guard of their cell block, and fellow guards Ralph Ferguson, Henry Addison, and Adam Styler, although there were other caring figures of authority at the home including other guards. Their time at the home affected the four, not all who were able to emerge from the experience to regroup their lives. In their want to forget about the experience, they made a vow not to talk about it either between themselves or with others. Fast forward thirteen years, with Tommy and Johnny being career criminals, Michael an assistant district attorney and Shakes a newspaper writer, their friendship on the surface more loose than it was when they were children. When Tommy and John spot Nokes, it leads to Shakes and Michael banding together to exact revenge not only on Nokes but all four of the guards who abused them. Michael had long mapped out a plan even before Tommy and John saw Nokes, but that sighting and its aftermath alters the plan. Beyond the precarious position Tommy and John place themselves into, Michael has the most to lose even if the plan succeeds. Most of the plan implementation is left to Shakes who has to enlist the machine of Hell's Kitchen, including mob boss King Benny, and their childhood friend, social worker Carol Martinez, who currently is John's girlfriend. Beyond co-opting aging lawyer Danny Snyder, who admits he may not be the best choice as an alcoholic who is no longer near the top of his game, the plan is threatened by a key piece, the need for an unreproachable figure to perjure him or herself, that person who Michael and Shakes hopes will be Father Bobby. Father Bobby, even if he knew of the abuse, may not be able to do his friends this enormous favor of an illegal nature, he who has to balance the morality of the situation in his own mind in deciding what to do. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  funeral,  drinking,  marriage,  revenge
Locations:courtroom,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  policeman,  boy
Story:assistant district attorney,  district attorney,  murder trial,  acquittal,  attorney,  witness,  confession,  drawing,  coffin,  trial,  judge,  subway,  eating,  newspaper,  reporter,  manhattan new york city,  cafe,  arrest,  drink,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  food,  neo noir,  rain,  prison,  voice over narration,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  violence,  murder,  flashback

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) is one of the best movies like Side Effects (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

Mick Haller is a defense lawyer who works out of his Lincoln. When a wealthy Realtor is accused of assaulting a prostitute, Haller is asked to defend him. The man claims that the woman is trying to get some money out of him. But when Haller looks at the evidence against him, he learns that this case might be linked to an old case of his. This is why The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) is one of the best movies like Side Effects (2013). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  money
Locations:courtroom,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer
Story:district attorney,  prison visit,  plea bargain,  witness,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  trial,  judge,  stabbed to death,  stabbing,  arrest,  investigation,  surprise ending,  knife,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  death,  murder,  flashback

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Mortdecai (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance

Mortdecai (2015)

Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy,  deception,  funeral,  drinking,  money,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:policeman
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  bank account,  hopelessness,  nervousness,  cellphone,  boxer shorts,  intrigue,  scene during opening credits,  eyeglasses,  injection,  fired from the job,  coffin,  apology,  eating,  police station,  f word,  reference to god,  vomiting,  arrest,  drink,  watching tv,  investigation,  face slap,  mirror,  car accident,  food,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  flashback,  murder,  death

De Rouille Et D'os (2012)
Drama, Romance

De Rouille Et D'os (2012)

Themes:depression,  drinking,  money
Locations:hospital
Characters:french,  nurse,  boy
Story:abandoned by father,  job interview,  boxer shorts,  crying woman,  scene during opening credits,  listening to music,  sleeping,  tragic event,  fired from the job,  eating,  f word,  sex in bed,  drink,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  food,  rain,  woman on top,  topless female nudity,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  bare breasts,  sex scene,  blood,  flashback,  violence

Chopper (2000)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Chopper (2000)

Chopper tells the intense story of Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a murder sentence in prison. His book, From the Inside, upon which the film is based, was a best-seller.

Themes:drinking
Locations:courtroom,  bar
Characters:policeman
Story:murder trial,  prison guard,  syringe,  injection,  trial,  judge,  stabbing,  vomiting,  drink,  watching tv,  investigation,  face slap,  prison,  knife,  murder,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  blood

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Blue Valentine (2010) is one of the best movies like Side Effects (2013)
Drama, Romance

Blue Valentine (2010)

Dean Pereira and Cindy Heller Pereira are a young, working class married couple - Dean currently working as a painter, and Cindy working as a nurse in a medical clinic - with a young daughter named Frankie. Despite their relatively tender ages, they are both ravaged by the life they've eked out together and by the experiences they've had leading into their marriage. Dean, a high school drop out, comes from a broken home, where he never really had a mother figure. He never saw himself getting married or having a family despite falling in love at first sight with Cindy. He doesn't have any professional ambition beyond his current work - which he enjoys since he feels he can knock off a beer at 8 o'clock in the morning without it affecting his work - although Cindy believes he has so much more potential in life. Cindy also comes from a dysfunctional family, with her own mother and father not setting an example of a harmonious married or family life. One of her previous serious relationships was with Bobby Ontario, that relationship which has a profound affect on many aspects of her marriage to Dean. Dean and Cindy head off on an overnight getaway together without Frankie, the getaway which may provide a clearer picture if their marriage can survive its many issues. (Read More)

Themes:depression,  anger,  drinking,  money,  marriage
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Story:taxi driver,  unpacking,  hopelessness,  job interview,  promise,  listening to music,  answering machine,  eyeglasses,  sleeping,  injection,  flowers,  apology,  judge,  nonlinear timeline,  subway,  eating,  f word,  cafe,  taxi,  drink,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  voice over narration,  new york city,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  sex scene,  death,  violence,  flashback

Taking Lives (2004)
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... This is why Taking Lives (2004) is one of the best movies like Side Effects (2013). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  fear,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  bar,  hospital
Characters:french
Story:wearing a sound wire,  year 2004,  bilingualism,  laptop computer,  fbi agent,  answering machine,  death of son,  witness,  stalking,  umbrella,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  drug addict,  drawing,  stabbed to death,  police station,  f word,  handcuffs,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  face slap,  car accident,  police officer,  neo noir,  rain,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  death,  flashback

Bronson (2008)
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama

Bronson (2008)

In 1974, a hot-headed 19 year old named Michael Peterson decided he wanted to make a name for himself and so, with a homemade sawn-off shotgun and a head full of dreams he attempted to rob a post office. Swiftly apprehended and originally sentenced to 7 years in jail, Peterson has subsequently been behind bars for 34 years, 30 of which have been spent in solitary confinement. During that time, Michael Petersen, the boy, faded away and 'Charles Bronson,' his superstar alter ego, took center stage. Inside the mind of Bronson - a scathing indictment of celebrity culture. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  drinking,  money
Locations:office
Characters:policeman,  boy
Story:release from prison,  prison guard,  handshake,  listening to music,  eyeglasses,  injection,  drawing,  trial,  judge,  nonlinear timeline,  handcuffs,  cafe,  drink,  slow motion scene,  prison,  voice over narration,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  flashback,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

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A Hologram For The King (2016)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

A Hologram For The King (2016)

Themes:depression,  fear,  drinking
Characters:doctor
Story:taxi driver,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  sleeplessness,  handshake,  cellphone,  promise,  crying woman,  scene during opening credits,  listening to music,  eyeglasses,  sleeping,  injection,  confession,  apology,  f word,  reference to god,  taxi,  vomiting,  drink,  watching tv,  mirror,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  bare breasts,  blood,  flashback

Killer Joe (2011) is one of the best movies like Side Effects (2013)
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:money,  funeral,  drinking
Locations:bar
Characters:policeman
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  woman slaps a man,  sleepwalking,  handshake,  cellphone,  promise,  listening to music,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  coffin,  apology,  eating,  stabbing,  police station,  f word,  handcuffs,  cafe,  reference to god,  vomiting,  drink,  watching tv,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  neo noir,  rain,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  bare breasts,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

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:anger,  deception,  drinking,  money,  marriage,  revenge
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer
Story:media frenzy,  investigation,  envelope,  female bartender,  police interrogation,  scene during opening credits,  woman with glasses,  sadness,  confession,  drawing,  nonlinear timeline,  eating,  video camera,  police station,  reporter,  manhattan new york city,  letter,  arrest,  drink,  watching tv,  police officer,  food,  neo noir,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  knife,  new york city,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  two word title,  bare breasts,  sex scene,  violence,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  death

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