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The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
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The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us? A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him and realizes he wants something else. To get it, he must pursue across, under and through the streets of modern-day New York the only woman he's ever loved. On the brink of winning a seat… in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris (Matt Damon) meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt), a woman like none he's ever known. But just as he realizes he's falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart. David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself, the men of The Adjustment Bureau, who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path... or risk everything to defy Fate and be with her. (Read More)

Subgenre:
political thriller alternate history 
Themes:
death of mother death of father 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
running after a bus water taxi taxi driver wheelchair nightclub bus hotel new york city hospital 
Story:
change of plan u.s. senator riding a bus walking in the rain chase on the roof foot chase senatorial candidate woman in men's room need to be loved venture capital wide angle lens change history predicting the future dimensional portal wakeup alone β€¦rooftop view marriage license hit by a taxi covert agency civil marriage campaign speech lapel pin first meeting hailing a taxi running up stairs east river spilling coffee political aide sprained ankle trip and fall impulse spilled coffee omnipotence frozen time sleeping on the job campaign manager chance encounter political speech point of view shot dance performance unseen character dance rehearsal twisted ankle hudson river chloroformed man and woman in bed free will cnn kiss on the cheek modern dance political scandal secret door talking to oneself telephone number new york city new york canceled wedding ballet dancer courthouse statue of liberty congressman new york skyline text message reference to john f. kennedy tabloid metal detector plan political candidate super power newscast honesty political campaign foreplay election campaign cheering crowd brooklyn bridge lost love men's bathroom passionate kiss teleportation ferry engagement love at first sight senator brooklyn new york city fate hat warehouse disco destiny newspaper headline obscene finger gesture death of brother american flag angel mini skirt based on short story library flash forward park hit by a car no opening credits politician montage car crash sex in bed punched in the face slow motion scene car accident cell phone three word title chase title spoken by character kiss  (See All)

No Way Out (1987)
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No Way Out (1987)

Tom Farrell is a navy officer who gets posted at the Pentagon and is to report to the secretary of defense David Brice. He starts an affair with Susan Atwell not knowing that she is Brice's mistress. When Susan is found dead, Tom is assigned to the case of finding the killer who is believed to be a …KGB mole! Tom could soon become a suspect when a Polaroid negative of him was found at Susan's place. He now has only a few hours to find the killer before the computer regenerates the photo. (Read More)

Subgenre:
political thriller 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
taxi driver wheelchair nightclub hotel 
Story:
u.s. senator foot chase political aide man and woman in bed metal detector passionate kiss senator newspaper headline library hit by a car politician car crash slow motion scene chase kiss 

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Salt (2010)
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Salt (2010)

Evelyn Salt is a CIA agent and highly respected by all, including her boss, Ted Winter. Out of the blue, a Russian spy walks into their offices and offers a vital piece of information: the President of Russia will be assassinated during his forthcoming visit to New York City to attend the funeral of… the recently deceased U.S. Vice President. The name of the assassin: Evelyn Salt. Concerned about the safety of her husband, who she cannot contact, she goes on the run. Winter refuses to accept that she is a mole or a double agent but her actions begin to raise doubts. Just who is Evelyn Salt and what is she planning? (Read More)

Subgenre:
political thriller 
Locations:
nightclub bus hotel new york city hospital 
Story:
foot chase new york skyline metal detector brooklyn bridge ferry hat newspaper headline american flag no opening credits montage car crash punched in the face car accident cell phone chase β€¦title spoken by character  (See All)

Broken City (2013)
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Broken City (2013)

In New York City, detective Billy Taggart goes to court for the murder of the rapist Mikey Tavarez, but the Mayor Nicholas Hostetler and the Chief of Police Carl Fairbanks vanish with important evidence and Billy is declared not guilty by the judge; however, he leaves the police department. Seven ye…ars later, Billy is a private detective and lives with his girlfriend Natalie Barrow, who is an aspiring actress and the sister of Mikey's victim. His secretary Katy Bradshaw (Alona Tal) is trying to collect part of the debts to save their business. In the week of the elections, Hostetler summons Billy and offers $25,000 to investigate his wife, Cathleen Hostetler, whom he believes is having a love affair. Billy discovers that Cathleen is meeting Paul Andrews, who is the coordinator of the campaign of Jack Valliant, the opponent of Hostetler and favorite in the election. When Paul is found dead on the street, Billy finds that he had been double-crossed by Hostetler and he decides to investigate the truth behind Paul's murder. (Read More)

Themes:
death of father 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
hotel new york city 
Story:
campaign manager reference to john f. kennedy political candidate political campaign brooklyn bridge brooklyn new york city newspaper headline flash forward no opening credits politician car crash punched in the face slow motion scene car accident cell phone β€¦title spoken by character  (See All)

The Ghost Writer (2010) is one of the best movies like The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
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The Ghost Writer (2010)

An unremarkable ghost-writer has landed a lucrative contract to redact the memoirs of Adam Lang, the former UK Prime Minister. After dominating British politics for years, Lang has retired with his wife to the USA. He lives on an island, in luxurious, isolated premises complete with a security detai…l and a secretarial staff. Soon, Adam Lang gets embroiled in a major scandal with international ramifications that reveals how far he was ready to go in order to nurture UK's "special relationship" with the USA. But before this controversy has started, before even he has closed the deal with the publisher, the ghost-writer gets unmistakable signs that the turgid draft he is tasked to put into shape inexplicably constitutes highly sensitive material. (Read More)

Subgenre:
political thriller 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
hotel 
Story:
walking in the rain political scandal new york city new york metal detector newscast foreplay ferry newspaper headline american flag hit by a car no opening credits politician cell phone chase title spoken by character β€¦kiss  (See All)

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Closer (2004)
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Closer (2004)

Smart-but-ineffectual journalist Dan "We use euphemisms!" cannot decide between his girlfriend, loving-but-clingy waitress Alice, or his lover cold-but-intellectual photographer Anna; herself indecisive between Dan and honest-but-thuggish "You're bloody gorgeous!" doctor Larry. The film puts the fou…r leading characters in a box and strips them apart. (Read More)

Themes:
death of mother death of father 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
taxi driver bus hotel new york city hospital 
Story:
men's bathroom love at first sight flash forward park hit by a car slow motion scene car accident kiss 

The Dead Zone (1983)
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The Dead Zone (1983)

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

Themes:
death of mother 
Locations:
wheelchair hospital 
Story:
political candidate political campaign election campaign senator destiny newspaper headline flash forward politician car crash slow motion scene car accident chase title spoken by character kiss 

Doctor Strange (2016)
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Doctor Strange (2016)

Marvel's "Doctor Strange" follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City's Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as a…n intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilising a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (Read More)

Mood:
rain 
Locations:
bus new york city hospital 
Story:
foot chase dimensional portal brooklyn bridge teleportation library no opening credits montage car crash punched in the face slow motion scene car accident cell phone chase title spoken by character 

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Paranoia (2013) is one of the best movies like The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
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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)

Mood:
rain 
Locations:
taxi driver wheelchair nightclub new york city hospital 
Story:
foot chase metal detector brooklyn bridge brooklyn new york city hit by a car montage car crash slow motion scene car accident cell phone chase kiss 

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (2013)
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The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (2013)

Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray, discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother, Clary must join f…orces with a group of Shadow Hunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called the Shadow World, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. (Read More)

Themes:
death of mother 
Locations:
nightclub hotel new york city 
Story:
foot chase brooklyn bridge teleportation brooklyn new york city angel mini skirt library hit by a car slow motion scene cell phone chase kiss 

Death Note (2017)
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Death Note (2017)

Light Turner, a bright student, stumbles across a mystical notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in it. Light decides to launch a secret crusade to rid the streets of criminals. Soon, the student-turned-vigilante finds himself pursued by a famous detective known only by… the alias L. (Read More)

Locations:
hospital 
Story:
foot chase newspaper headline obscene finger gesture american flag mini skirt hit by a car car crash punched in the face slow motion scene car accident cell phone chase title spoken by character kiss 

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Tomorrowland (2015)
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Tomorrowland (2015)

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomo…rrowland." (Read More)

Locations:
bus new york city 
Story:
foot chase teleportation fate destiny hit by a car no opening credits montage car crash punched in the face slow motion scene car accident cell phone chase title spoken by character 

The Interpreter (2005) is one of the best movies like The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
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The Interpreter (2005)

Escalating events begin when U.N. interpreter Silvia Broome alleges that she has overheard a death threat against an African head of state, spoken in a rare dialect few people other than Silvia can understand. With the words "The Teacher will never leave this room alive," in an instant, Silvia's lif…e is turned upside down as she becomes a hunted target of the killers. Placed under the protection of federal agent Tobin Keller, Silvia's world only grows more nightmarish. As Keller digs deeper into his eyewitnesses' past and her secretive world of global connections, the more suspicious he becomes that she herself might be involved in the conspiracy. With every step of the way, he finds more reasons to mistrust her. Is Sylvia a victim? A suspect? Or something else entirely? And can Tobin, coping with his own personal heartache, keep her safe? Though they must depend on one another, Silvia and Tobin couldn't be more different. Silvia's strengths are words, diplomacy and the subtleties of meaning, while Tobin is all about instinct, action and reading into the most primal human behaviors. Now, as the danger of a major assassination on U.S. soil grows and Silvia's life hangs in the balance, Silvia and Tobin play out a gripping dance of evasion and revelation that keeps them both guessing as they race to stop a terrifying international crisis before it's too late. (Read More)

Subgenre:
political thriller 
Themes:
death of mother death of father 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
nightclub bus new york city 
Story:
telephone number metal detector men's bathroom brooklyn new york city death of brother american flag flash forward park car accident cell phone chase title spoken by character 

The Double (2011)
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The Double (2011)

The mysterious murder of a US senator bearing the distinctive trademark of the legendary Soviet assassin 'Cassius', forces retired CIA operative, Paul Shepherson to team with rookie FBI agent, Ben Geary to solve the crime. Having spent his career chasing Cassius, Shepherdson is convinced his nemesi…s is long dead, but is pushed to take on the case by his former supervisor, Tom Highland. Geary, who wrote his Master's thesis on Shepherdson's pursuit of the Soviet killer, is certain that Cassius has resurfaced. (Read More)

Locations:
hospital 
Story:
foot chase senator warehouse library hit by a car montage car crash car accident cell phone chase 

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Taking Lives (2004)
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Taking Lives (2004)

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

Mood:
rain 
Locations:
nightclub bus hotel hospital 
Story:
foot chase ferry newspaper headline american flag flash forward hit by a car montage car crash slow motion scene car accident cell phone chase title spoken by character 

Southland Tales (2006)
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Southland Tales (2006)

Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star develo…ping her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. (Read More)

Subgenre:
alternate history 
Mood:
rain 
Story:
u.s. senator foot chase senator fate destiny american flag flash forward hit by a car no opening credits politician montage car crash punched in the face slow motion scene car accident β€¦cell phone chase kiss  (See All)

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Locations:
hotel new york city 
Story:
foot chase brooklyn bridge warehouse obscene finger gesture hit by a car no opening credits montage car crash punched in the face slow motion scene car accident cell phone chase 

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The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
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The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

When Henry DeTamble meets Clare Abshire in a Chicago library they both understand that he is a time traveler, but she knows much more about him as he has not yet been to the times and places where they have already met. He falls in love with her, as she has already with him, but his continuing unavo…idable absences while time traveling - and then returning with increasing knowledge of their future - makes things ever more difficult for Clare. (Read More)

Themes:
death of mother death of father 
Locations:
wheelchair hospital 
Story:
teleportation fate library no opening credits montage punched in the face car accident kiss 

State Of Play (2009)
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State Of Play (2009)

A petty thief is gunned down in an alley and a Congressman's assistant falls in front of a subway - two seemingly unrelated deaths. But not to wisecracking, brash newspaper reporter Cal McAffrey who spies a conspiracy waiting to be uncovered. With a turbulent past connected to the Congressman and th…e aid of ambitious young rookie writer Della Frye, Cal begins uprooting clues that lead him to a corporate cover-up full of insiders, informants, and assassins. But as he draws closer to the truth, the relentless journalist must decide if it's worth risking his life and selling his soul to get the ultimate story. (Read More)

Subgenre:
political thriller 
Story:
foot chase campaign manager congressman newscast newspaper headline no opening credits politician cell phone three word title chase 

Nick Of Time (1995)
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Nick Of Time (1995)

Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones. Pretending to be cops, Smith and Jones kidnap Lynn and confront …Gene with a simple choice -- kill California governor Eleanor Grant in 90 minutes or less, or Lynn will die. Watson is given a gun, six bullets, and a name tag, and he is told to go to the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and kill Eleanor, who is giving an afternoon speech. While Jones is watching Lynn in a van, Smith watches Watson in order to prevent Watson from alerting the authorities. Watson must quickly find some way to get himself and Lynn out of this seemingly impossible situation. (Read More)

Subgenre:
political thriller 
Locations:
taxi driver wheelchair hotel 
Story:
foot chase campaign manager political speech metal detector men's bathroom senator obscene finger gesture politician punched in the face slow motion scene chase 

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Los Idus De Marzo (2011) is one of the best movies like The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
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Los Idus De Marzo (2011)

Stephen Meyers is a young idealist who's brilliant at communications, is second in command of Governor Mike Morris's presidential campaign, and is a true believer. In the middle of the Ohio primary, the campaign manager of Morris's opponent asks Meyers to meet; he offers him a job. At the same time,… Morris's negotiations for the endorsement of the man in third place, a North Carolina Senator, hit a snag. A young campaign intern, Molly Stearns, gets Stephen's romantic attention. Republicans have a trick up their sleeve; Stephen may be too trusting, and Molly has a secret. What's most important, career, victory, or virtue? (Read More)

Subgenre:
political thriller 
Locations:
bus 
Story:
campaign speech campaign manager political candidate political campaign election campaign senator newspaper headline sex in bed 

The Air I Breathe (2007)
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The Air I Breathe (2007)

A frustrated and clumsy bank clerk overhears the conversation of three coworkers in the toilet about a fix in a horse race, and bets a large amount. He loses the bet and owes the money to the dangerous and powerful mobster Fingers. A gangster who works for Fingers has the ability of foreseeing piece…s of the future; he is assigned to collect money for the boss, with his troublemaker nephew Tony, and is beaten up by a gang. The manager of pop-star Trista loses her contract to Fingers without her agreement and she is threatened by the gangster. A dedicated doctor seeks a blood donor that might have a rare blood type to save the life of his secret and unrequited passion, a beautiful epidemiologist who's married to a friend. (Read More)

Themes:
death of father 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
bus hospital 
Story:
foot chase men's bathroom destiny death of brother flash forward hit by a car montage punched in the face slow motion scene car accident cell phone chase kiss 

The Matador (2005)
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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 for…ever. (Read More)

Mood:
rain 
Locations:
nightclub hotel 
Story:
chance encounter ballet dancer cheering crowd men's bathroom fate obscene finger gesture flash forward park slow motion scene car accident cell phone kiss 

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The November Man (2014)
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The November Man (2014)

Peter Devereaux is a former CIA agent who is asked by the man he worked for to extract a woman who is in Russia and is presently close to a man running for President, who is believed to have committed crimes during the Chechen war. She can give them the name of someone who can prove it. His friend s…ays that she will only come to him. So he goes and she gets the info and tries to get out but the man finds out and tries to stop her. (Read More)

Locations:
nightclub bus hotel 
Story:
foot chase hit by a car no opening credits politician car crash punched in the face slow motion scene car accident cell phone three word title chase title spoken by character 

A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014) is one of the best movies like The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
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A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014)

Matt Scudder is a former cop now a private eye. He is asked by a drug dealer to find the men who kidnapped his wife. It seems like they killed her even after he paid them. Scudder refuses. But the man later goes to see him and tells him how his wife was killed. Scudder takes the job. He does some re…search and thinks the men he is looking for have done this more than once. And that everyone they grabbed is connected to a drug dealer. He was about to give up when they grab another girl and Scudder tries make sure she's returned alive. (Read More)

Mood:
rain 
Locations:
wheelchair new york city hospital 
Story:
foot chase brooklyn bridge brooklyn new york city newspaper headline death of brother library montage car crash punched in the face slow motion scene cell phone 

Joker (2019)
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Joker (2019)

Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks -- the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he's part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied and …disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker. (Read More)

Themes:
death of mother death of father 
Locations:
taxi driver bus hospital 
Story:
foot chase hit by a taxi cheering crowd men's bathroom newspaper headline hit by a car no opening credits montage car crash punched in the face slow motion scene car accident chase title spoken by character 

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X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)
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X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)

In the future, the mutants and the humans that help them are slaughtered by powerful robots named Sentinels. Professor Xavier, Wolverine, Magneto, Storm, Kitty Pryde and her friends meet at a monastery in China and Xavier explains that the invincible Sentinels were created using the DNA of Mystique …that was captured in 1973 when she tried to assassinate their creator Dr. Bolivar Trask. Xavier tells that their only chance is return to 1973 using Pryde's ability to join Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr to convince Mystique to give up of her intention. . However, only Wolverine can withstand the damages of the time travel. Will he succeed in stopping Mystique and the Sentinel Program and save the mutants and their human friends from annihilation? (Read More)

Locations:
wheelchair nightclub hotel new york city 
Story:
foot chase secret door metal detector teleportation senator newspaper headline american flag no opening credits punched in the face slow motion scene chase 

Brick Mansions (2014)
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Brick Mansions (2014)

Story:
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Wanted (2008) is one of the best movies like The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
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Wanted (2008)

A young man finds out his long lost father is an assassin. When his father is murdered, the son is recruited into his father's old organization and trained by a man named Sloan to follow in his dad's footsteps.

Locations:
bus 
Story:
fate destiny newspaper headline obscene finger gesture hit by a car no opening credits montage car crash punched in the face slow motion scene cell phone chase title spoken by character kiss 

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Battleship (2012)
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Battleship (2012)

A naval war ship encounters an alien armada and faces the biggest threat mankind has ever faced. If they lose, the world could face a major extinction event and an alien invasion. Will humans win this alien war, what are the aliens doing here, and what do they want? Based on the Hasbro naval war gam…e. (Read More)

Locations:
new york city 
Story:
foot chase newscast engagement death of brother american flag flash forward no opening credits car crash punched in the face slow motion scene car accident cell phone chase title spoken by character 

Need For Speed (2014)
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Need For Speed (2014)

Framed by an ex-partner for a murder he did not commit, Tobey Marshall, a financially struggling custom-car builder and street-racer, spends two years in jail thinking about one moment. Fresh out of prison he reacquires the fastest car his workshop ever built and sold, and seeks to enter a secretive… and extremely high-stakes race known as The DeLeon. His purpose; redemption, recognition from the world of racing and to solve his problems. Yet all this fades in comparison to his driving reason. Revenge. Above all, revenge. This is a story about love, redemption, revenge and motor oil all swirled together (Read More)

Locations:
hotel new york city hospital 
Story:
foot chase brooklyn bridge american flag no opening credits car crash punched in the face slow motion scene car accident cell phone three word title kiss 

Stay (2005)
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Stay (2005)

A thought-provoking and haunting exploration of how reality and dream-states may combine to form complex interactions. The line between the imagination and reality blurs when an accomplished Psychiatrist takes on a patient that appears to be suicidal.

Themes:
death of mother death of father 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
taxi driver new york city 
Story:
dance rehearsal brooklyn bridge fate library car crash car accident title spoken by character kiss 

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Seeking Justice (2011) is one of the best movies like The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
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Seeking Justice (2011)

In New Orleans, English teacher of the high school Rampart High, Will Gerard, and his wife, musician Laura Gerard, are in love with each other. One night, Laura leaves a rehearsal and is assaulted, while Will is playing chess with his friend Jimmy. Will is visiting her in hospital when, out of the b…lue, a stranger named Simon tells him that he belongs to an organization of vigilantes and offers to eliminate the assailant. In return, the organisation would want a favor from Will in the future. Will agrees, and the criminal is murdered. Six months later, Simon collects his debt with Will. He demands that Will kill Alan Marsh, a pedophile. Will accidentally kills Alan and soon he learns that the victim was an awarded journalist that was investigating the organization. Now he seeks evidences to prove his innocence but the network of the organization is powerful and is seeking Will out to eliminate him. (Read More)

Locations:
bus hospital 
Story:
foot chase metal detector newspaper headline flash forward hit by a car car crash sex in bed punched in the face slow motion scene car accident cell phone chase title spoken by character kiss 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (2016)
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (2016)

The Turtles continue to live in the shadows and no one knows they were the ones who took down Shredder. And Vernon is the one everyone thinks is the one who took Shredder down. April O'Neill does some snooping and learns a scientist named, Baxter Stockman is working for Shredder. He plans to break h…im out while he's being transported. April tells the turtles who try to stop it but can't. Stockman tries to teleport Shredder but he some how ends up in another dimension and meets a warlord named Krang who instructs Shredder to assemble a teleportation device he sent to Earth a long time ago. He gives Shredder some mutagen which he uses to transform two criminals who were also in the transport with him, Rock Steady and Bebop into mutants. And they set out to find the device. April saw the transformation while investigating Stockman, She would take the mutagen and she would be chased by Shredder's minions, the Foot Clan. He is saved by a man named Casey Jones who was the one who transporting Shredder. The Turtles show up and they try to work together. In the melee the mutagen ends up with the police. Knowing Shredder will try and get it back, April tries to get it first she asks Vern to help. Eventually she and Casey are arrested. The Turtles get the mutagen and Donatello analyzes it learns it could make them human, which he tells Leonardo who tells him to forget it and not to tell the others. But Michelangelo tells Raphael who feels that Leonardo doesn't respect them. (Read More)

Locations:
new york city 
Story:
foot chase metal detector brooklyn bridge teleportation ferry warehouse newspaper headline american flag hit by a car no opening credits montage car crash punched in the face slow motion scene car accident β€¦cell phone chase  (See All)

Run All Night (2015)
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Run All Night (2015)

Professional Brooklyn hitman Jimmy Conlon is more commonly known as THE GRAVEDIGGER. Jimmy was a mob hit-man, who was best friends with his boss Sean Maguire. But when Jimmy's son, Michael, is marked for death by the mob, Jimmy must go up against Sean to protect Michael at all costs. Together, he an…d Michael must avoid corrupt cops, contract killers and the mob to survive the night. (Read More)

Themes:
death of father 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
new york city hospital 
Story:
foot chase brooklyn bridge brooklyn new york city newspaper headline no opening credits car crash punched in the face slow motion scene cell phone three word title 

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We Own The Night (2007)
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We Own The Night (2007)

Brooklyn, 1988. Crime is rife, especially drugs and drug violence. A Russian thug is building his heroin trade, while everyone laughs at the cops. Brothers have chosen different paths: Joe has followed his father Bert into New York's Finest; he's a rising star. Bobby, who uses his mother's maiden na…me, manages a club. Bobby too is on the rise: he has a new girlfriend and a green-light to develop a Manhattan club. Joe and Bert ask him to help with intelligence gathering; he declines. Then, Joe raids Bobby's club to arrest the Russian. From there, things spiral out of control: the Russian puts out a hit on Joe, personal losses mount, and Bobby's loyalties face the test. (Read More)

Themes:
death of mother death of father 
Locations:
wheelchair nightclub new york city hospital 
Story:
brooklyn new york city disco obscene finger gesture american flag park no opening credits car crash slow motion scene chase 

Surrogates (2009) is one of the best movies like The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
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Surrogates (2009)

People are living their lives remotely from the safety of their own homes via robotic surrogates -- sexy, physically perfect mechanical representations of themselves. It's an ideal world where crime, pain, fear and consequences don't exist. When the first murder in years jolts this utopia, FBI agent… Greer discovers a vast conspiracy behind the surrogate phenomenon and must abandon his own surrogate, risking his life to unravel the mystery. (Read More)

Locations:
nightclub hospital 
Story:
foot chase metal detector newscast american flag hit by a car car crash punched in the face cell phone title spoken by character 

Patriots Day (2016)
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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 wi…th 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:
wheelchair hospital 
Story:
cheering crowd warehouse newspaper headline death of brother american flag no opening credits montage car crash punched in the face slow motion scene car accident cell phone chase title spoken by character 

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John Wick (2014)
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John Wick (2014)

After John Wick loses his wife Helen to a terminal illness, he receives a beagle puppy named Daisy from her to help him cope with his grief. Despite John's almost stoic demeanor, he bonds with the puppy and they spend their day driving around in his vintage 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429. At a gas stati…on, he encounters a trio of Russian gangsters whose leader Iosef insists on buying his car, but John repeatedly states that it is not for sale. Frustrated, the mobsters learn where John's home is, knock him unconscious, steal his car, and kill Daisy.

Iosef takes the Mustang to a chop shop to have the VIN changed. Aurelio, the shop's owner, recognizes the car and, upon learning that Iosef stole it from John, punches Iosef before throwing him out of his shop. John visits Aurelio, who identifies Iosef as the son of Viggo Tarasov, the head of the Russian crime syndicate in New York City. Viggo, notified by Aurelio of Iosef's activities, beats and berates Iosef before explaining to him who John Wick is: A famed assassin formerly in Viggo's employ, nicknamed 'Baba Yaga' (A deformed looking old witch, incorrectly translated in the film as Russian for 'Boogeyman'). Previously, when John wanted to retire and marry Helen, Viggo gave him an 'impossible task', implied to involve multiple assassinations in a short period of time. John succeeded, and his efforts were key in establishing the Tarasov syndicate.

Viggo tries to talk John out of seeking retribution, but John refuses. Viggo then…
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rain 
Locations:
nightclub bus hotel new york city hospital 
Story:
foot chase brooklyn bridge brooklyn new york city warehouse hit by a car no opening credits car crash punched in the face slow motion scene car accident cell phone chase title spoken by character 

Ghostbusters (2016)
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Ghostbusters (2016)

Locations:
taxi driver hotel new york city 
Story:
newscast cheering crowd obscene finger gesture library no opening credits montage punched in the face slow motion scene car accident cell phone chase title spoken by character 

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) is one of the best movies like The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
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Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

It is 1942, America has entered World War II, and sickly but determined Steve Rogers is frustrated at being rejected yet again for military service. Everything changes when Dr. Erskine recruits him for the secret Project Rebirth. Proving his extraordinary courage, wits and conscience, Rogers undergo…es the experiment and his weak body is suddenly enhanced into the maximum human potential. When Dr. Erskine is then immediately assassinated by an agent of Nazi Germany's secret HYDRA research department (headed by Johann Schmidt, a.k.a. the Red Skull), Rogers is left as a unique man who is initially misused as a propaganda mascot; however, when his comrades need him, Rogers goes on a successful adventure that truly makes him Captain America, and his war against Schmidt begins. (Read More)

Locations:
taxi driver new york city hospital 
Story:
foot chase brooklyn bridge senator brooklyn new york city newspaper headline american flag hit by a car no opening credits montage car crash punched in the face slow motion scene car accident chase kiss 

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Open Your Eyes (1997)
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Open Your Eyes (1997)

A once handsome playboy, Cesar finds himself in a mental facility and he can't remember why. All he can remember is meeting the love of his life for one day, and then getting into a car accident which left his face horribly disfigured. But the pain of becoming physically undesirable may help him to …find the truth. (Read More)

Themes:
death of mother death of father 
Locations:
nightclub 
Story:
men's bathroom flash forward park car crash car accident three word title kiss 

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)
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The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game-and the rest of the crew has been exonerated-the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and a betraya…l of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, the elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world's stage... and to bring home the man who made them a family. (Read More)

Locations:
hotel new york city 
Story:
foot chase cheering crowd brooklyn bridge fate warehouse american flag hit by a car politician car crash punched in the face slow motion scene car accident cell phone chase kiss 

Out Of The Furnace (2013)
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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 Northea…st - 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:
death of father 
Story:
foot chase fate obscene finger gesture death of brother american flag no opening credits car crash sex in bed punched in the face car accident cell phone chase 

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The Purge: Election Year (2016) is one of the best movies like The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
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The Purge: Election Year (2016)

It's been seventeen years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets t…he poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn...or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state. (Read More)

Story:
senator obscene finger gesture american flag flash forward hit by a car no opening credits politician montage car crash punched in the face slow motion scene cell phone chase 

Runaway Jury (2003)
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Runaway Jury (2003)

Wendell Rohr is a torts lawyer taking on the gun lobby. Rankin Fitch is the jury consultant for the Defendants and between them the battle is for the hearts and minds of the jury. But there is someone on the inside. Nicholas Easter is a juror with a girlfriend, Marlee, on the outside. they have a pa…st ..... and their own agenda. (Read More)

Themes:
death of father 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
taxi driver bus 
Story:
foot chase courthouse newscast flash forward montage car crash slow motion scene cell phone chase 

Lucy (2014)
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Lucy (2014)

It was supposed to be a simple job. All Lucy had to do was deliver a mysterious briefcase to Mr. Jang. But immediately Lucy is caught up in a nightmarish deal where she is captured and turned into a drug mule for a new and powerful synthetic drug. When the bag she is carrying inside of her stomach l…eaks, Lucy's body undergoes unimaginable changes that begins to unlock her mind's full potential. With her new-found powers, Lucy turns into a merciless warrior intent on getting back at her captors. She receives invaluable help from Professor Norman, the leading authority on the human mind, and French police captain Pierre Del Rio. (Read More)

Locations:
taxi driver hotel new york city hospital 
Story:
foot chase metal detector super power library no opening credits montage car crash slow motion scene car accident cell phone chase title spoken by character 

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Arrival (2016)
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Arrival (2016)

Linguistics professor Louise Banks leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touchdown in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping… to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind. (Read More)

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rain 
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hospital 
Story:
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The Manchurian Candidate (2004) is one of the best movies like The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
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The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

When his army unit was ambushed during the first Gulf War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw saved his fellow soldiers just as his commanding officer, then-Captain Ben Marco, was knocked unconscious. Brokering the incident for political capital, Shaw eventually becomes a vice-presidential nominee, while Marco i…s haunted by dreams of what happened -- or didn't happen -- in Kuwait. As Marco (now a Major) investigates, the story begins to unravel, to the point where he questions if it happened at all. Is it possible the entire unit was kidnapped and brainwashed to believe Shaw is a war hero as part of a plot to seize the White House? Some very powerful people at Manchurian Global corporation appear desperate to stop him from finding out. (Read More)

Subgenre:
political thriller 
Locations:
new york city 
Story:
u.s. senator congressman political candidate political campaign election campaign senator 

Snake Eyes (1998)
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Snake Eyes (1998)

Ricky Santoro is a flamboyant and corrupt Atlantic City cop with a dream: become so well connected that he can become mayor. In lieu of that, he'll settle for keeping his comfortable lifestyle. On the night of the heavyweight boxing championship, Rick becomes mixed up in the assassination of the Sec…retary of Defense, an assassination involving his best friend. Becoming the investigating officer in the case, Rick soon uncovers a conspiracy to kill the Secretary and a mysterious woman in white. The conspiracy was shocking, but not half as shocking as the identity of its mastermind. (Read More)

Subgenre:
political thriller 
Locations:
hotel 
Story:
foot chase reference to john f. kennedy newscast obscene finger gesture american flag punched in the face slow motion scene cell phone title spoken by character 

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