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Sully (2016)
Biography, Drama

Sully (2016)

On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain 'Chesley Sullenberger' (qv), nicknamed "Sully", glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career. (Read More)

Mood:biographical,  nightmare
Locations:hotel,  bar
Period:2000s
Story:hudson river,  plane,  accident investigation,  airplane accident,  public hearing,  flight simulation,  test pilot,  co pilot,  investigation,  hotel room,  reference to michael bloomberg,  forced decision,  life changing decision,  decision making,  flight deck,  nickname as title,  flight simulator,  reference to 9 11,  telling a joke,  hearing,  year 2009,  cockpit,  airliner,  birds,  diver,  based on true events,  crash landing,  simulation,  raft,  woman crying,  news reporter,  man crying,  vodka,  looking at self in mirror,  mustache,  title appears in writing,  aviation,  near death experience,  crying man,  crying woman,  character says i love you,  pilot,  bartender,  dream sequence,  no opening credits,  bird,  nonlinear timeline,  accident,  swimming,  bathroom,  airplane,  rescue,  helicopter,  cell phone,  based on true story,  new york city,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  one word title,  interview,  blood

Flight (2012)
Drama, Thriller

Flight (2012)

Whip Whitaker is a commuter airline pilot. While on a flight from Orlando to Atlanta something goes wrong and the plane starts to fly erratically. With little choice Whip crashes the plane and saves almost all on board. When he wakes up in the hospital, his friend from the airline union introduces him to a lawyer who tells him there's a chance he could face criminal charges because his blood test reveals that he was intoxicated with alcohol and cocaine. He denies being impaired, so while an investigation is underway, he is told to keep his act together. However, letting go of his addiction is not as easy as it seems... (Read More)

Locations:hotel
Story:accident investigation,  airplane accident,  plane,  hotel room,  investigation,  hearing,  vodka,  mustache,  pilot,  no opening credits,  bathroom,  airplane,  title spoken by character,  blood,  bare chested male,  one word title

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Flight Of The Phoenix (2004)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Flight Of The Phoenix (2004)

A group of air crash survivors are stranded in the Mongolian desert with no chance of rescue. Facing a brutal environment, dwindling resources, and an attack by desert smugglers, they realize their only hope is doing the impossible... building a new plane from the wreckage of the old one.

Story:plane,  airplane accident,  rescue,  cockpit,  crash landing,  aviation,  pilot,  airplane,  cell phone,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  blood

Open Water (2003)
Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller

Open Water (2003)

A couple on a holiday in the Caribbean decide to spend the day on a scuba diving trip. But was it the wrong decision? When a mis-count happens on the boat, Susan and Daniel are left behind in the middle of the ocean, the boat long gone. With all their hopes set on the boat coming back to rescue them, they try to keep themselves safe, especially when sharks start to appear. (Read More)

Locations:hotel
Story:plane,  hotel room,  rescue,  airliner,  based on true events,  character says i love you,  bird,  swimming,  airplane,  helicopter,  cell phone,  based on true story,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood

Unbroken (2014) is one of the best movies like Sully (2016)
Biography, Drama, Sport, War

Unbroken (2014)

The life of 'Louis Zamperini' (qv), an Olympic athlete who joined the armed forces during the second world war. Only to be captured by the Japanese navy after a plane crash in the Pacific. During his capture, Louie must continue his fight by surviving through the war.

Story:plane,  crash landing,  raft,  man crying,  crying man,  rescue,  based on true story,  bare chested male,  one word title,  blood

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Rescue Dawn (2006)
Adventure, Biography, Drama, War

Rescue Dawn (2006)

In 1965, while bombing Laos in a classified mission, the propeller plane of the German-American US Navy pilot Dieter Dengler is hit and crashes in the jungle. Dieter is arrested by the peasants, tortured by the Vietcong and sent to a prisoner camp, where he meets five other mentally deranged prisoners and guards. He becomes close to Duane and organizes an escape plan; however, the unstable Gene opposes to Dieter's plan. When they discover that there is no more food due to the constant American bombings in the area and their guards intend to kill them, Dieter sets his plan in motion. However, an unexpected betrayal splits the group and Dieter and Duane find that the jungle is their actual prison. This is why Rescue Dawn (2006) is one of the best movies like Sully (2016). (Read More)

Story:airplane accident,  crash landing,  raft,  plane,  pilot,  airplane,  rescue,  helicopter,  based on true story,  title spoken by character

Lovelace (2013)
Biography, Drama

Lovelace (2013)

Locations:hotel
Story:hotel room,  woman crying,  mustache,  crying woman,  swimming,  based on true story,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  one word title,  interview,  blood

Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

In April 2010, there is no oil exploration operation in the Gulf of Mexico to compare with the Deepwater Horizon oil rig with its size or sheer depth of its drilling. However, the project for the BP oil company is beset with technical difficulties to the point where the general operational supervisor, Jimmy Harrell, and his Chief Electrical Engineer, Mike Williams, are concerned potentially dangerous trouble is brewing. Unfortunately, visiting BP executives, frustrated by the project's long delays, order curtailed site inspections and slanted system tests to make up for lost time even as Harrell, Williams and his team helplessly protest for the sake of proper safety. On April 20, the workers' fears are realized in the worst possible way when the rig's various structural and system flaws spark a catastrophic cascade of failures that would create a massive blowout and explosion that threatens them all, even as it also begins the worst environmental disaster in US history. (Read More)

Locations:hotel
Story:raft,  man crying,  mustache,  near death experience,  crying man,  no opening credits,  bird,  airplane,  rescue,  helicopter,  cell phone,  based on true story,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood

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Everest (2015) is one of the best movies like Sully (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Everest (2015)

On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers from two commercial expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the teams must endure blistering winds and freezing temperatures in an epic battle to survive against nearly impossible odds. (Read More)

Story:based on true events,  woman crying,  near death experience,  crying woman,  character says i love you,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  rescue,  helicopter,  based on true story,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title

Left Behind (2014)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

Left Behind (2014)

Story:airplane accident,  cockpit,  aviation,  pilot,  airplane,  cell phone,  new york city,  explosion,  husband wife relationship

The Aviator (2004)
Biography, Drama, History

The Aviator (2004)

Biopic of billionaire 'Howard Hughes (I)' (qv), starting with his early filmmaking years as owner of RKO studios but mostly focusing on his role in designing and promoting new aircraft. Hughes was a risk-taker spending several fortunes on designing experimental aircraft and eventually founding TWA as a rival to Pan AM airlines owned by his great rival Juan Trippe. When Trippe's politico Senator Ralph 'Owen Brewster (I)' (qv) accuses Hughes of being a war profiteer, it's Hughes who gains the upper hand. Hughes also had many women in his life including a long relationship with actress 'Katharine Hepburn' (qv). From an early age however, Hughes was also germophobic and would have severe bouts of mental illness. This is why The Aviator (2004) is one of the best movies like Sully (2016). (Read More)

Locations:hotel
Story:aviation,  airplane accident,  public hearing,  test pilot,  crash landing,  plane,  pilot,  no opening credits,  airplane,  based on true story,  new york city,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  blood

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United 93 (2006)
Drama, History, Thriller

United 93 (2006)

On September 11, 2001, two American Airlines and two United Airlines domestic U.S. flights are hijacked by terrorists. After the collision of two planes against the World Trade Center and one against the Pentagon, the passengers and crew of United Flight 93 decide to struggle against the four terrorists to take back the control of the airplane. (Read More)

Locations:hotel
Period:2000s
Story:plane,  airplane accident,  pilot,  cockpit,  aviation,  airplane,  based on true story,  new york city,  title spoken by character

Before I Go To Sleep (2014) is one of the best movies like Sully (2016)
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)

Mood:nightmare
Locations:hotel
Period:2000s
Story:accident,  hotel room,  crying woman,  dream sequence,  no opening credits,  bathroom,  investigation,  airplane,  cell phone,  husband wife relationship,  blood

San Andreas (2015)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

San Andreas (2015)

In San Andreas, California is experiencing a statewide earthquake that goes on record as easily the biggest earthquake in history. Dwayne Johnson plays Ray Gaines, a helicopter rescue pilot for the Los Angeles Fire Department, who is trying to find his daughter, Blake (Alexandra Daddario), who is in San Francisco amidst the chaos. Ray's estranged wife, Emma, is forced to turn to Ray for help, as he is her last resort. Together they journey to save their daughter. (Read More)

Story:pilot,  rescue,  helicopter,  near death experience,  no opening credits,  swimming,  airplane,  cell phone,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  interview

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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. (Read More)

Mood:nightmare
Story:near death experience,  dream sequence,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  accident,  investigation,  rescue,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  blood

Flightplan (2005)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Flightplan (2005)

The husband of aviation engineer Kyle Pratt has just died in Berlin. Now she is flying back to New York with his coffin and their six-year-old daughter Julia. Three hours into the flight Kyle awakens to find that Julia is gone! It's a big double-decker plane, so very concerned mother has a lot of territory to cover in order to find her daughter. But as Kyle fights to discern the truth, she takes matters into her own hands. This is why Flightplan (2005) is one of the best movies like Sully (2016). (Read More)

Locations:hotel
Story:plane,  airplane accident,  co pilot,  cockpit,  aviation,  pilot,  bathroom,  airplane,  helicopter,  new york city,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  blood

Catch Me If You Can (2002) is one of the best movies like Sully (2016)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

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

Locations:hotel,  bar
Story:co pilot,  telling a joke,  cockpit,  pilot,  nonlinear timeline,  investigation,  airplane,  based on true story,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male

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Ben-hur (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History

Ben-hur (2016)

Story:raft,  man crying,  near death experience,  crying man,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  blood

The Guardian (2006)
Action, Adventure, Drama

The Guardian (2006)

Ben Randall is a Coast Guard rescue swimmer. When his crew is killed in an accident and his marriage ends, his commander tells him he wants Randall to go to the US Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer "A" School to train other rescue swimmers. He encounters a guy named Jake who's a little cocky because he was once a swim champion. So Ben puts him through the wringer to see if he can handle it. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Story:rescue,  bartender,  no opening credits,  accident,  swimming,  helicopter,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood

Snowden (2016)
Biography, Drama, Thriller

Snowden (2016)

SNOWDEN stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and is written and directed by Oliver Stone. The script is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena.

Locations:hotel,  bar
Period:2000s
Story:hotel room,  reference to 9 11,  year 2009,  crying woman,  nonlinear timeline,  investigation,  airplane,  cell phone,  based on true story,  new york city,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  one word title,  interview

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Kaze Tachinu (2013) is one of the best movies like Sully (2016)
Animation, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War

Kaze Tachinu (2013)

Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world's most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan's plunge into war. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo. This is why Kaze Tachinu (2013) is one of the best movies like Sully (2016). (Read More)

Story:airplane accident,  aviation,  pilot,  dream sequence,  airplane,  based on true story,  husband wife relationship

Passengers (2016)
Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Passengers (2016)

The spaceship, Starship Avalon, in its 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as the "Homestead Colony" and transporting 5,258 people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result one hibernation pod opens prematurely and the one person that awakes, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) is stranded on the spaceship, still 90 years from his destination. (Read More)

Mood:nightmare
Locations:bar
Story:flight deck,  near death experience,  crying man,  crying woman,  bartender,  no opening credits,  swimming,  rescue,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  one word title,  blood,  interview

Anomalisa (2015)
Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance

Anomalisa (2015)

Michael Stone, an author that specializes in customer service, is a man who is unable to interact deeply with other people. His low sensitivity to excitement, and his lack of interest made him a man with a repetitive life on his own perspective. But, when he went on a business trip, he met a stranger - an extraordinary stranger, which slowly became a cure for his negative view on life that possibly will change his mundane life. (Read More)

Mood:nightmare
Locations:hotel,  bar
Period:2000s
Story:hotel room,  nickname as title,  character says i love you,  dream sequence,  no opening credits,  airplane,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  one word title

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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)

Locations:bar
Story:based on true events,  mustache,  no opening credits,  investigation,  rescue,  helicopter,  cell phone,  based on true story,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood

Almost Famous (2000) is one of the best movies like Sully (2016)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music

Almost Famous (2000)

William Miller is a 15-year-old kid hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming-of-age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.

Locations:hotel,  bar
Story:hotel room,  title appears in writing,  character says i love you,  swimming,  bathroom,  airplane,  based on true story,  new york city,  bare chested male,  interview

Spartan (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Spartan (2004)

In the US-government's special ops, Scott is a shooter, not a planner, doing the job without regard to quaint or obsolete convention. When a Harvard undergrad goes missing (the daughter of a US leader), it's Scott who applies the pressure, first to her boyfriend, then to a madam whose cathouse is the initial stop en route to a white slavery auction in Dubai. The abductors may not know the girl's identity, but once they figure it out, she's doomed. Deadly double crosses force Scott to become a planner. Through it all, earnest TV newscasters read the drivel they're handed. This is why Spartan (2004) is one of the best movies like Sully (2016). (Read More)

Locations:bar
Story:woman crying,  news reporter,  bartender,  no opening credits,  investigation,  airplane,  rescue,  helicopter,  cell phone,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  one word title,  blood

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Cast Away (2000)
Adventure, Drama, Romance

Cast Away (2000)

A man is marooned on an island after his plane crashes into the ocean. Far away from home, his girlfriend, and any human contact, he engages in a battle of wits with himself as he is tested mentally, physically, and emotionally in order to survive.

Locations:hotel
Period:2000s
Story:plane,  airplane accident,  raft,  pilot,  no opening credits,  airplane,  rescue,  bare chested male,  one word title,  blood

Cake (2014)
Drama

Cake (2014)

The acerbic, hilarious Claire Bennett becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group. As she uncovers the details of Nina's suicide and develops a poignant relationship with Nina's husband, she also grapples with her own, very raw personal tragedy.

Locations:hotel
Story:hotel room,  woman crying,  vodka,  crying woman,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title

Predestination (2014) is one of the best movies like Sully (2016)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predestination (2014)

PREDESTINATION chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.

Locations:bar
Story:telling a joke,  bartender,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  new york city,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  one word title,  blood

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Air Force One (1997)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Air Force One (1997)

The President of the USA goes to Moscow and gives a stirring speech outlining the USA's new "Zero-tolerance" policy with respect to terrorism. On the flight home, terrorists take over Air Force One (the President's official plane) and take the passengers (including his wife and daughter) hostage. The terrorists plan to execute one hostage every half-hour unless/until their demands are met. However, the President is a former Medal of Honor winner, so the terrorists may be in for a surprise... (Read More)

Story:airplane accident,  co pilot,  cockpit,  aviation,  plane,  pilot,  airplane,  cell phone,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  blood

13 (2010)
Drama, Thriller

13 (2010)

In Talbot, Ohio, a father's need for surgeries puts the family in a financial bind. His son Vince, an electrician, overhears a man talking about making a fortune in just a day. When the man overdoses on drugs, Vince finds instructions and a cell phone that the man has received and substitutes himself: taking a train to New York and awaiting contact. He has no idea what it's about. He ends up at a remote house where wealthy men bet on who will survive a complicated game of Russian roulette: he's number 13. In flashbacks we meet other contestants, including a man whose brother takes him out of a mental institution in order to compete. Can Vince be the last one standing? This is why 13 (2010) is one of the best movies like Sully (2016). (Read More)

Story:title appears in writing,  character says i love you,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  cell phone,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  one word title,  blood

Forever Young (1992)
Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

Forever Young (1992)

A 1939 test pilot asks his best friend to use him as a guinea pig for a cryogenics experiment. Daniel McCormick wants to be frozen for a year so that he doesn't have to watch his love lying in a coma. The next thing Daniel knows is that he's been awoken in 1992.

Story:test pilot,  aviation,  pilot,  accident

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Enter The Void (2009) is one of the best movies like Sully (2016)
Drama, Fantasy

Enter The Void (2009)

Tokyo's nasty underside, seen primarily through the eyes of Oscar, a heavy drug user, whose sister Linda is a stripper. Oscar also has flashbacks to his childhood when trauma upends the siblings. Oscar's drug-fed hallucinations alter Tokyo's already-disconcerting nights, and after the police shoot him, he can float above and look down: on his sister's sorrow, on the rooms of a love hotel, and on life at even a molecular level. The spectrum's colors can be beautiful; it's people's colorless lives that can be ugly. And what of afterlife, is there more than a void? (Read More)

Mood:nightmare
Locations:hotel,  bar
Story:hotel room,  looking at self in mirror,  nonlinear timeline,  swimming,  bathroom,  airplane,  bare chested male,  blood

Leviafan (2014)
Drama

Leviafan (2014)

On the outskirts of a small coastal town in the Barents Sea, where whales sometimes come to its bay, lives an ordinary family: Kolya (Aleksey Serebryakov), his wife Lilya (Elena Lyadova) and their teenage son Romka. The family is haunted by a local corrupted mayor (Roman Madyanov), who is trying to take away the land, a house and a small auto repair shop from Kolya. To save their homes Kolya calls his old Army friend in Moscow (Vladimir Vdovichenkov), who has now become an authoritative attorney. Together they decide to fight back and collect dirt on the mayor. (Read More)

Locations:hotel
Story:hotel room,  vodka,  crying man,  crying woman,  character says i love you,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title

The Matador (2005)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Matador (2005)

A chance encounter between a travelling salesman and a lonely hitman triggers a strangely profound relationship which provokes each to act in ways neither would have imagined possible. Fate steps in to form a friendship between two men from irreconcilable worlds that will alter the lives of both forever. (Read More)

Locations:hotel,  bar
Story:hotel room,  telling a joke,  mustache,  bartender,  bathroom,  airplane,  cell phone,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  blood

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Nurse Betty (2000)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

Nurse Betty (2000)

A Kansas City waitress with dreams of becoming a nurse becomes delusional after seeing her no-good car salesman husband murdered. Becoming delusional from shock, she becomes convinced that she is the former fiancee of her soap opera idol. What she also believes is that the soap opera is real and goes to LA to find the hospital where he works as a cardiologist. Meanwhile, her husband's murderers are searching for the drugs stolen by her husband and, as luck would have it, they are stored in the trunk of the car she drove off in. Freeman, an aging hit man planning his retirement after this job, also becomes delusional about the woman he is tracking. This is why Nurse Betty (2000) is one of the best movies like Sully (2016). (Read More)

Mood:nightmare
Locations:bar
Story:hotel room,  crying man,  crying woman,  character says i love you,  bartender,  investigation,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  blood

Dragonfly (2002) is one of the best movies like Sully (2016)
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.

Locations:bar
Period:2000s
Story:near death experience,  pilot,  bird,  accident,  airplane,  cell phone,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title

Snakes On A Plane (2006)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Snakes On A Plane (2006)

While practicing motocross in Hawaii, Sean Jones witnesses the brutal murder of an important American prosecutor by the powerful mobster Eddie Kim. He is protected and persuaded by the FBI agent Neville Flynn to testify against Eddie in Los Angeles. They embark in the red-eye Flight 121 of Pacific Air, occupying the entire first-class. However, Eddie dispatches hundred of different species of snakes airborne with a time operated device in the luggage to release the snakes in the flight with the intent of crashing the plane. Neville and the passengers have to struggle with the snakes to survive. (Read More)

Story:plane,  co pilot,  flight simulator,  pilot,  bathroom,  airplane,  rescue,  helicopter,  cell phone,  blood

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War Dogs (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, War

War Dogs (2016)

Two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military - a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government. Based on true events. (Read More)

Locations:hotel,  bar
Period:2000s
Story:no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  airplane,  helicopter,  cell phone,  based on true story,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  interview

World Trade Center (2006)
Drama, History, Thriller

World Trade Center (2006)

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

Period:2000s
Story:rescue,  based on true events,  airplane,  cell phone,  based on true story,  new york city,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  blood

13 Hours (2016) is one of the best movies like Sully (2016)
Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War

13 Hours (2016)

Libya, 2012. At an unofficial CIA base in Benghazi a group of ex-military contractors are providing security. In the aftermath of Gaddafi's downfall a power vacuum exists and the climate is volatile. Military weapons are freely available. The US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, makes a visit to the area, staying in a compound near the CIA base. On the night of 11 September, 2012, the Ambassador's compound is attacked by hordes of heavily armed locals. The only forces willing and able to defend it are six CIA contractors. This is why 13 Hours (2016) is one of the best movies like Sully (2016). (Read More)

Mood:biographical
Story:reference to 9 11,  based on true events,  no opening credits,  airplane,  rescue,  helicopter,  cell phone,  based on true story,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood

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For Love Of The Game (1999)
Drama, Romance, Sport

For Love Of The Game (1999)

A Detroit pitcher Billy Chapel, reflects on his life in major league baseball, after he finds out his girlfriend moves to London for a job. Thus forcing the ball player to analyze his life and how his career as a player, and his life without her will change, thus altering his priorities between his career winding to a close, choosing what his path will be, the love of baseball or the love of his life? (Read More)

Locations:hotel,  bar
Story:hotel room,  woman crying,  man crying,  crying man,  crying woman,  helicopter,  new york city,  bare chested male,  blood

Eight Below (2006)
Adventure, Drama, Family

Eight Below (2006)

In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is called-off and the dogs are left alone at their own fortune. For six months, Jerry tries to find a sponsor for a rescue mission while his dogs fight for survival. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Story:pilot,  bird,  airplane,  rescue,  helicopter,  based on true story

Derailed (2005)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Derailed (2005)

Charles is worn down by his home life where he and his wife struggle to cope with the demands of their daughter's illness and his job. When he meets Lucinda on the train to work in Chicago, there is an immediate spark between them. Soon they are doing lunch; dinner and drinks follow. This leads to an adulterous rendezvous in a hotel. However, no sooner have they torn each other's clothes off than their room is invaded by a thief who beats Charles and rapes Lucinda. Because of the illicit nature of their relationship, Charles agrees with Lucinda who is reluctant to go to the police and soon finds he is powerless to resist the demands of the thief. (Read More)

Locations:hotel,  bar
Story:hotel room,  bartender,  nonlinear timeline,  investigation,  cell phone,  husband wife relationship,  blood

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American Sniper (2014) is one of the best movies like Sully (2016)
Action, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War

American Sniper (2014)

Chris Kyle was nothing more than a Texan man who dreamed of becoming a cowboy, but in his thirties he found out that maybe his life needed something different, something where he could express his real talent, something that could help America in its fight against terrorism. So he joined the SEALs in order to become a sniper. After marrying, Kyle and the other members of the team are called for their first tour of Iraq. Kyle's struggle isn't with his missions, but about his relationship with the reality of the war and, once returned at home, how he manages to handle it with his urban life, his wife and kids. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Story:woman crying,  man crying,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  airplane,  rescue,  helicopter,  cell phone,  based on true story,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood

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. This is why Horns (2013) is one of the best movies like Sully (2016). (Read More)

Locations:bar
Story:near death experience,  crying man,  crying woman,  character says i love you,  bartender,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  investigation,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  one word title,  blood

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

De Rouille Et D'os (2012)

Locations:hotel
Story:woman crying,  man crying,  crying woman,  swimming,  bathroom,  helicopter,  cell phone,  bare chested male,  blood

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Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

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

Locations:hotel
Story:man crying,  mustache,  title appears in writing,  crying man,  nonlinear timeline,  cell phone,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood

Talaash (2012) is one of the best movies like Sully (2016)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Talaash (2012)

Seeing reflections of Mumbai under the red light, Talaash is a tale of love lost, fatal attraction and above all the quest to solve a perfect crime. Suspense at its core, Talaash explores Mumbai's underbelly like never before. Aamir Khan plays an investigation officer, Inspector Shekhawat who receives a phone call early in the morning informing him about death and an accident and how everything starts to unfold from there. The case turns into a life altering chase for Inspector Shekhawat when he is forced to reel under the repercussions of a broken married life with his wife Roshni played by Rani Mukherji and come face to face with his suppressed grief. Being on his investigational quest and fighting it out with personal struggle, Inspector Shekhawat meets a sex worker Rosie played by Kareena Kapoor who further adds shades of mystery to the puzzle. What looks like a simple car accident investigation turns into a haunting mystery as further investigations show many anomalies stringed to the death of the victim. (Read More)

Locations:hotel
Story:accident investigation,  accident,  hotel room,  investigation,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship

Courage Under Fire (1996)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War

Courage Under Fire (1996)

The pilot of a rescue copter, Captain Karen Walden, died shortly before her helicopter crew was rescued after it crashed in Desert Storm. It first appears that she made a spectacular rescue of a downed helicopter crew, then held her own crew together to fight off the Iraqis after her copter crashed. Lt. Colonel Serling, who is struggling with his own demons from Desert Storm, is assigned to investigate her worthiness for the Medal of Honor. But some conflicting accounts, from her crew and soldiers in the area, cause him to question whether she deserves it. (Read More)

Mood:nightmare
Locations:bar
Story:pilot,  investigation,  rescue,  helicopter,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male

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