Showing best popular movies like The Butterfly Effect:

Want more independent & international films similar to The Butterfly Effect?
<< FIND THEM HERE! >>
The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Sci-fi, Thriller

The Butterfly Effect (2004)

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

Themes:inheritance,  trauma,  childhood,  abuse,  illness,  insanity,  cancer,  paranoia,  memory,  funeral,  escape,  jealousy,  religion,  suicide,  surrealism,  revenge,  love
Mood:nightmare
Locations:slum,  wheelchair,  woods,  bicycle,  cemetery,  hotel,  forest,  school,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:professor,  psychiatrist,  waitress,  bully,  baby,  student,  nurse,  girl,  teacher,  prostitute,  boy
Story:fraternity house,  brain hemorrhage,  human brain,  morpho butterfly,  butterfly effect,  child pornography,  psychological trauma,  disturbed childhood,  childhood friend,  lung cancer,  prison rape,  child abuse,  repressed memory,  memory loss,  goth girl,  father in prison,  blue panties,  female in shower,  death of a dog,  building model airplane,  changing past event,  talking during a movie,  artificial hand,  hypnotic regression,  psychotic child,  mace the repellent,  mail bomb,  u haul truck,  aryan brotherhood,  lighter fluid,  numbness,  mk ultra,  chaos theory,  cigarette burn,  toes,  cat scan,  reference to robin hood,  sedation,  fatalism,  altering history,  shard,  alternate universe,  inhaler,  child murders a child,  time traveler,  grave side ceremony,  prosthetic limb,  model airplane,  child hero,  convulsion,  pepper spray,  kneeling,  911,  burning,  firecracker,  child molester,  crotch grab,  stress,  psychotherapy,  lost love,  essay,  exam,  film starts with text,  killing a dog,  mailbox,  test,  hazing,  worm,  self defense,  fraternity,  sorority,  asthma,  dead dog,  repression,  blackout,  journal,  playing pool,  suv,  stabbed in the hand,  junkyard,  pedophilia,  notebook,  moving,  murder of a child,  brain,  alternate reality,  castration,  accidental killing,  convict,  dungeon,  hit on the head,  billiards,  pedophile,  butterfly,  dynamite,  hypnosis,  cynicism,  haunted by the past,  bravery,  paranormal phenomena,  mental institution,  choking,  towel,  s&m,  compassion,  fate,  home movie,  movie theater,  watching a movie,  psychology,  nosebleed,  vandalism,  captive,  self mutilation,  sociopath,  killing an animal,  medicine,  destiny,  pornography,  hate,  therapy,  punk,  severed arm,  basement,  self sacrifice,  cross,  suicide attempt,  teenage girl,  scar,  baseball bat,  university,  knocked out,  reading,  doll,  pay phone,  beaten to death,  mini skirt,  attempted murder,  stabbed in the back,  drug addict,  curse,  flash forward,  racial slur,  marriage proposal,  unrequited love,  graveyard,  underwater scene,  roommate,  child in peril,  drawing,  scantily clad female,  coffin,  nonlinear timeline,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  basketball,  video camera,  stabbing,  ambulance,  strangulation,  gay slur,  teenage boy,  time travel,  cleavage,  television,  reference to jesus christ,  college,  cafe,  death of father,  lingerie,  reference to god,  psychopath,  tears,  beer,  vomiting,  sex in bed,  underwear,  rain,  dream,  beating,  prison,  crying,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  rape,  shower,  panties,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  fight,  death,  gun,  violence,  flashback,  kiss,  murder,  blood,  dog

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:illness,  religion,  suicide,  revenge,  love
Locations:bicycle,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:professor,  nurse,  teacher,  boy
Story:playing pool,  suv,  convict,  medicine,  therapy,  cross,  suicide attempt,  scar,  attempted murder,  drug addict,  flash forward,  underwater scene,  drawing,  nonlinear timeline,  basketball,  ambulance,  teenage boy,  cleavage,  reference to jesus christ,  cafe,  reference to god,  tears,  vomiting,  sex in bed,  underwear,  rain,  beating,  prison,  crying,  telephone call,  panties,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss,  death,  blood,  flashback,  gun,  murder

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

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:insanity,  paranoia,  funeral,  escape,  jealousy,  love,  revenge
Locations:cemetery,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:psychiatrist,  prostitute,  boy
Story:pepper spray,  home movie,  sociopath,  pay phone,  attempted murder,  marriage proposal,  graveyard,  drawing,  stabbed in the chest,  video camera,  stabbing,  ambulance,  cafe,  psychopath,  underwear,  prison,  fire,  telephone call,  rape,  panties,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  dog,  murder,  blood,  fight,  violence

Horns (2013)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Horns (2013)

After Iggy's long-time girlfriend is murdered and the whole town agrees he is the killer, he awakens one morning with horns and the townspeople soon confess their sins. Once knowing the sins of the people, he is facing the true killer of his beloved girlfriend.

Themes:trauma,  childhood,  illness,  cancer,  jealousy,  religion,  love,  revenge
Locations:woods,  cemetery,  forest,  bar,  hospital
Characters:waitress,  nurse,  girl
Story:childhood friend,  worm,  playing pool,  accidental killing,  cross,  teenage girl,  scar,  doll,  beaten to death,  attempted murder,  drug addict,  curse,  underwater scene,  scantily clad female,  nonlinear timeline,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  stabbing,  gay slur,  teenage boy,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  crying,  fire,  rape,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  murder,  blood,  violence,  flashback,  death,  fight

Flatliners (1990) is one of the best movies like The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Flatliners (1990)

Medical students begin to explore the realm of near death experiences, hoping for insights. Each has their heart stopped and is revived. They begin having flashes of walking nightmares from their childhood, reflecting sins they committed or had committed against them. The experiences continue to intensify, and they begin to be physically beaten by their visions as they try and go deeper into the death experience to find a cure. (Read More)

Themes:trauma,  childhood,  paranoia,  memory,  escape,  suicide,  surrealism,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:woods,  cemetery,  forest,  school,  hospital
Characters:waitress,  bully,  nurse,  girl,  boy
Story:repressed memory,  accidental killing,  haunted by the past,  scar,  baseball bat,  university,  pay phone,  beaten to death,  drug addict,  marriage proposal,  graveyard,  impalement,  video camera,  death of father,  beating,  crying,  telephone call,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  death,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  dog,  blood,  flashback,  kiss

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

The Human Stain (2003)
Drama, Romance, Thriller

The Human Stain (2003)

The Human Stain is the story of Coleman Silk (Hopkins), a classics professor with a terrible secret that is about to shatter his life in a small New England town. When his affair with a young troubled janitor (Kidman) is uncovered, the secret Silk had harbored for over fifty years from his wife, his children and colleague, writer Nathan Zuckerman, fast explodes in a conflagration of devastating consequences. It is Zuckerman who stumbles upon Silk's secret and sets out to reconstruct the unknown biography of this eminent, upright man, esteemed as an educator for nearly all his life, and to understand how this ingeniously contrived life came unraveled. This is why The Human Stain (2003) is one of the best movies like The Butterfly Effect (2004). (Read More)

Themes:illness,  cancer,  memory,  funeral,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:woods,  cemetery,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:professor,  psychiatrist,  nurse
Story:child abuse,  lost love,  suv,  haunted by the past,  university,  graveyard,  scantily clad female,  nonlinear timeline,  cleavage,  college,  cafe,  death of father,  tears,  underwear,  crying,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  panties,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  kiss,  death,  fight,  violence,  flashback

Gothika (2003)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Gothika (2003)

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

Themes:memory,  insanity,  paranoia,  escape,  suicide
Mood:nightmare
Locations:hospital
Characters:psychiatrist,  nurse,  girl
Story:repressed memory,  memory loss,  blackout,  mental institution,  self mutilation,  therapy,  suicide attempt,  pay phone,  attempted murder,  unrequited love,  underwater scene,  video camera,  reference to god,  psychopath,  tears,  rain,  dream,  prison,  crying,  fire,  telephone call,  rape,  shower,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  murder,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  fight,  death,  blood,  flashback,  gun,  kiss

A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)

Death stalks the dreams of several young adults to claim its revenge on the killing of Freddy Kruger. Chased and chastised by this finger-bladed demon, it is the awakening of old memories and the denials of a past of retribution that spurns this hellish vision of a dreamlike state and turns death into a nightmare reality. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  funeral,  revenge,  surrealism
Mood:nightmare
Locations:cemetery,  hospital
Characters:waitress
Story:repressed memory,  grave side ceremony,  child molester,  pedophilia,  pedophile,  self mutilation,  killing an animal,  stabbed in the back,  drawing,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  ambulance,  dream,  rape,  surprise ending,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  dog

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

Before I Go To Sleep (2014) is one of the best movies like The Butterfly Effect (2004)
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:memory,  trauma,  illness,  paranoia,  escape,  love
Mood:nightmare
Locations:hotel,  school,  hospital
Characters:psychiatrist,  baby,  teacher,  boy
Story:brain,  repressed memory,  memory loss,  notebook,  hit on the head,  nosebleed,  sociopath,  therapy,  scar,  knocked out,  attempted murder,  flash forward,  drawing,  video camera,  ambulance,  strangulation,  teenage boy,  dream,  beating,  crying,  telephone call,  shower,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex scene,  fight,  flashback,  violence,  blood,  kiss

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

In part six of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, dream monster Freddy Krueger has finally killed all the children of his hometown, and seeks to escape its confines to hunt fresh prey. To this end, he recruits the aid of his (previously unmentioned) daughter. However, she discovers the demonic origin of her father's powers and meets Dad head-on in a final showdown (originally presented in 3-D). (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  escape,  surrealism
Mood:nightmare
Characters:teacher
Story:disturbed childhood,  child abuse,  repressed memory,  stabbed in the hand,  murder of a child,  self mutilation,  killing an animal,  knocked out,  beaten to death,  child in peril,  drawing,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  strangulation,  psychopath,  rain,  dream,  fire,  cult film,  knife,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

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

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. This is why Don't Say A Word (2001) is one of the best movies like The Butterfly Effect (2004). (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  escape,  revenge
Locations:cemetery
Characters:psychiatrist
Story:repressed memory,  haunted by the past,  mental institution,  sociopath,  cross,  scar,  knocked out,  doll,  attempted murder,  flash forward,  racial slur,  graveyard,  child in peril,  drawing,  coffin,  stabbed in the chest,  ambulance,  death of father,  tears,  vomiting,  beating,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  fight,  death,  dog,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  violence

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

Oldeuboi (2003)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Oldeuboi (2003)

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

Themes:insanity,  memory,  jealousy,  suicide,  revenge,  love
Locations:bicycle,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:baby
Story:sedation,  911,  journal,  notebook,  hypnosis,  haunted by the past,  captive,  self mutilation,  hate,  suicide attempt,  baseball bat,  pay phone,  beaten to death,  flash forward,  stabbing,  strangulation,  television,  cafe,  vomiting,  rain,  beating,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  shower,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  death,  dog,  fight,  blood,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  kiss

Logan (2017) is one of the best movies like The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

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

Themes:paranoia,  funeral,  escape,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:wheelchair,  woods,  cemetery,  hotel,  forest,  bar,  hospital
Characters:professor,  bully,  nurse,  girl
Story:cynicism,  haunted by the past,  self mutilation,  sociopath,  medicine,  severed arm,  self sacrifice,  scar,  baseball bat,  knocked out,  beaten to death,  stabbed in the back,  attempted murder,  drug addict,  racial slur,  graveyard,  child in peril,  drawing,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  strangulation,  beating,  fire,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  gun,  blood,  dog,  murder,  violence,  death

The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. They are put to the test, however, when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  escape,  surrealism,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:forest,  woods,  cemetery
Characters:girl,  prostitute,  boy
Story:test,  curse,  dungeon,  medicine,  severed arm,  self sacrifice,  cross,  stabbed in the back,  attempted murder,  flash forward,  child in peril,  drawing,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbing,  death of father,  underwear,  rain,  prison,  fire,  cult film,  knife,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  fight,  death,  violence,  flashback,  gun,  kiss,  dog,  blood,  murder

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

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

The Mummy (2017)

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

Themes:paranoia,  escape,  surrealism,  revenge
Locations:woods,  cemetery,  forest
Characters:professor
Story:destiny,  film starts with text,  bravery,  paranormal phenomena,  fate,  self mutilation,  self sacrifice,  scar,  knocked out,  beaten to death,  attempted murder,  curse,  flash forward,  underwater scene,  coffin,  stabbed in the chest,  ambulance,  strangulation,  beer,  dream,  beating,  fire,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  fight,  murder,  blood,  death,  dog,  flashback,  violence

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

Dracula 2000 (2000)

In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship. Van Helsing and Simon travel from London to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing's daughter Mary (Waddell) from the family's life long nemesis - Dracula. This is why Dracula 2000 (2000) is one of the best movies like The Butterfly Effect (2004). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  escape,  suicide,  revenge,  surrealism
Mood:nightmare
Locations:cemetery,  school
Characters:professor
Story:hypnosis,  destiny,  severed arm,  cross,  suicide attempt,  knocked out,  stabbed in the back,  attempted murder,  curse,  flash forward,  racial slur,  coffin,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  strangulation,  reference to jesus christ,  death of father,  dream,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  gun,  violence,  fight,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  death

Split (2016) is one of the best movies like The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Horror, Thriller

Split (2016)

When three girls are kidnapped by a man with 23 different personalities, they have to work out which of those personalities will help them escape and which of those personalities will try to stop them.

Themes:escape,  insanity,  paranoia,  funeral,  surrealism
Locations:woods,  forest
Characters:psychiatrist
Story:disturbed childhood,  child abuse,  pepper spray,  child molester,  journal,  pedophilia,  pedophile,  haunted by the past,  captive,  sociopath,  basement,  teenage girl,  scar,  baseball bat,  knocked out,  attempted murder,  drawing,  nonlinear timeline,  ambulance,  death of father,  psychopath,  rape,  panties,  surprise ending,  knife,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  dog,  death,  murder,  flashback,  violence,  blood

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

The Prophecy (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Prophecy (1995)

"Some people lose their faith because Heaven shows them too little," says Thomas Daggett. "But how many people lose their faith because Heaven showed them too much?" Daggett nearly became a priest; now he's a cop. He may want to put religion behind him, but one morning a weird, eyeless, hermaphroditic corpse turns up. Suddenly he is on a path that will put him right in the middle of a war in Heaven. And once again, Heaven will show him too much: gore, blood, charred flesh, living corpses and much worse. Even more central to the heavenly war effort is a young girl. This American Indian child has something Gabriel wants. And Gabriel is willing to kill her and anyone in his path - or even reanimate a corpse or two - to get it. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  funeral,  escape,  jealousy,  religion,  surrealism
Locations:cemetery,  school,  hospital
Characters:waitress,  nurse,  girl,  teacher
Story:hit on the head,  cynicism,  sociopath,  suicide attempt,  knocked out,  attempted murder,  flash forward,  graveyard,  child in peril,  coffin,  impalement,  ambulance,  psychopath,  beating,  crying,  fire,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  kiss,  fight,  flashback,  gun,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

The Uninvited (2009)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Uninvited (2009)

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

Themes:paranoia,  funeral,  escape,  suicide,  surrealism,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:woods,  cemetery,  forest
Characters:nurse,  psychiatrist
Story:repressed memory,  memory loss,  grave side ceremony,  accidental killing,  hit on the head,  haunted by the past,  mental institution,  sociopath,  scar,  knocked out,  attempted murder,  stabbing,  strangulation,  teenage boy,  cleavage,  fire,  dream,  panties,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  death,  father daughter relationship,  kiss,  flashback,  fight,  blood,  murder

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

Harry Brown (2009)

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

Themes:funeral,  escape,  revenge
Locations:cemetery,  hospital
Characters:nurse,  prostitute
Story:grave side ceremony,  self defense,  stabbed in the hand,  cynicism,  bravery,  sociopath,  pornography,  baseball bat,  knocked out,  beaten to death,  attempted murder,  stabbed in the back,  drug addict,  stabbed in the chest,  basketball,  ambulance,  strangulation,  gay slur,  teenage boy,  psychopath,  beating,  fire,  rape,  shower,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  gun,  death,  blood,  dog,  violence,  flashback,  murder

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

In The Mouth Of Madness (1994) is one of the best movies like The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

In The Mouth Of Madness (1994)

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

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  memory,  escape,  suicide,  surrealism
Mood:nightmare
Locations:bicycle,  hotel,  bar
Characters:psychiatrist
Story:memory loss,  burning,  cynicism,  paranormal phenomena,  mental institution,  movie theater,  nosebleed,  severed arm,  basement,  self sacrifice,  cross,  pay phone,  beaten to death,  attempted murder,  drawing,  nonlinear timeline,  ambulance,  reference to jesus christ,  beating,  surprise ending,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  violence,  gun,  flashback,  death,  dog,  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:illness,  revenge
Locations:woods,  cemetery,  forest,  bar
Characters:teacher
Story:911,  fate,  watching a movie,  killing an animal,  cross,  knocked out,  beaten to death,  drug addict,  gay slur,  death of father,  reference to god,  psychopath,  tears,  vomiting,  sex in bed,  underwear,  beating,  prison,  crying,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence,  flashback,  fight,  gun

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

Zodiac (2007)

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

Themes:trauma,  paranoia
Locations:school,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:baby,  girl,  boy
Story:psychological trauma,  child abuse,  firecracker,  pedophilia,  convict,  pedophile,  mental institution,  movie theater,  watching a movie,  basement,  cross,  teenage girl,  pay phone,  stabbed in the back,  flash forward,  child in peril,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbing,  teenage boy,  cafe,  underwear,  rain,  prison,  telephone call,  cult film,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence,  gun

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

Stay (2005)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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:illness,  memory,  suicide,  love,  surrealism
Mood:nightmare
Locations:bicycle,  cemetery
Characters:psychiatrist,  student,  waitress,  baby,  boy
Story:cigarette burn,  mailbox,  suv,  notebook,  mental institution,  fate,  therapy,  suicide attempt,  reading,  marriage proposal,  underwater scene,  drawing,  nonlinear timeline,  ambulance,  college,  death of father,  tears,  underwear,  rain,  dream,  crying,  telephone call,  shower,  surprise ending,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  flashback,  gun,  kiss,  blood,  dog

Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  memory,  escape,  revenge,  surrealism
Locations:wheelchair,  woods,  forest,  bar
Characters:bully,  prostitute
Story:memory loss,  prosthetic limb,  stabbed in the hand,  castration,  bravery,  self mutilation,  sociopath,  punk,  severed arm,  self sacrifice,  baseball bat,  knocked out,  beaten to death,  stabbed in the back,  attempted murder,  drug addict,  underwater scene,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  strangulation,  gay slur,  psychopath,  beating,  fire,  rape,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  gun,  dog,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death,  flashback,  fight

Donnie Darko (2001)
Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Donnie Darko (2001)

Donnie Darko doesn't get along too well with his family, his teachers and his classmates; but he does manage to find a sympathetic friend in Gretchen, who agrees to date him. He has a compassionate psychiatrist, who discovers hypnosis is the means to unlock hidden secrets. His other companion may not be a true ally. Donnie has a friend named Frank - a large bunny which only Donnie can see. When an engine falls off a plane and destroys his bedroom, Donnie is not there. Both the event, and Donnie's escape, seem to have been caused by supernatural events. Donnie's mental illness, if such it is, may never allow him to find out for sure. This is why Donnie Darko (2001) is one of the best movies like The Butterfly Effect (2004). (Read More)

Themes:illness,  insanity,  escape,  religion,  suicide,  revenge,  surrealism
Locations:bicycle,  school
Characters:psychiatrist,  bully,  teacher
Story:child pornography,  altering history,  psychotherapy,  hypnosis,  fate,  psychology,  vandalism,  destiny,  scar,  drawing,  time travel,  teenage boy,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  beer,  dream,  fire,  cult film,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  kiss,  murder,  death,  gun

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

Blood Father (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:paranoia,  escape,  revenge
Locations:bar
Story:suv,  stabbed in the hand,  cynicism,  movie theater,  sociopath,  self sacrifice,  teenage girl,  scar,  knocked out,  pay phone,  beaten to death,  attempted murder,  drug addict,  racial slur,  drawing,  death of father,  beating,  prison,  telephone call,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  gun,  blood,  murder,  violence,  fight,  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:paranoia,  memory,  escape,  revenge
Locations:restaurant
Characters:professor,  teacher
Story:suv,  convict,  sociopath,  scar,  knocked out,  beaten to death,  attempted murder,  underwater scene,  child in peril,  nonlinear timeline,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  ambulance,  strangulation,  cafe,  death of father,  psychopath,  rain,  beating,  prison,  fire,  shower,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  death,  violence,  flashback,  fight

Colossal (2016) is one of the best movies like The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Colossal (2016)

Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an out-of-work girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world. (Read More)

Themes:childhood,  abuse,  insanity,  paranoia,  escape,  jealousy,  surrealism,  revenge
Locations:hotel,  bar
Characters:waitress,  bully,  girl
Story:childhood friend,  memory loss,  firecracker,  blackout,  paranormal phenomena,  fate,  cross,  scar,  knocked out,  flash forward,  child in peril,  ambulance,  beer,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  fight,  blood,  violence,  kiss,  death,  flashback

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

The general public is concerned over having Superman on their planet and letting the "Dark Knight" - Batman - pursue the streets of Gotham. While this is happening, a power-phobic Batman tries to attack Superman.,Meanwhile Superman tries to settle on a decision, and Lex Luthor, the criminal mastermind and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the "Man of Steel". (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  funeral,  escape,  jealousy,  love,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:wheelchair,  woods,  cemetery,  forest,  bar
Story:time traveler,  cynicism,  haunted by the past,  bravery,  movie theater,  vandalism,  self mutilation,  sociopath,  severed arm,  basement,  self sacrifice,  scar,  knocked out,  beaten to death,  stabbed in the back,  flash forward,  underwater scene,  child in peril,  scantily clad female,  coffin,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  basketball,  ambulance,  strangulation,  death of father,  dream,  beating,  prison,  fire,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  violence,  fight,  death

Upstream Color (2013)
Drama, Sci-fi

Upstream Color (2013)

Kris is attacked one night, and hypnotized, using a grub with hypnotic properties, administered by a thief. She follows the thief's instructions to give him everything, even taking out loans. After the worms are extracted, she wakes up to find her life ruined. She's lost her job, her finances are destroyed. Years later, she meets Jeff whom she may have a lot in common with. This is why Upstream Color (2013) is one of the best movies like The Butterfly Effect (2004). (Read More)

Themes:illness,  surrealism
Locations:bicycle,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:boy
Story:cat scan,  exam,  test,  mailbox,  worm,  suv,  hypnosis,  reading,  underwater scene,  video camera,  stabbing,  ambulance,  cafe,  rain,  telephone call,  shower,  knife,  murder,  fight,  gun,  blood,  kiss,  death

The Guest (2014)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Themes:revenge
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:waitress,  bully
Story:nosebleed,  stabbed in the back,  stabbed in the chest,  ambulance,  strangulation,  gay slur,  teenage boy,  death of father,  psychopath,  beer,  beating,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  kiss,  violence,  murder,  death,  blood

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

American Ultra (2015) is one of the best movies like The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

American Ultra (2015)

Small-town stoner Mike Howell ('Jesse Eisenberg' (qv)) spends most of his time getting high and writing a graphic novel about a superhero monkey. What Mike doesn't know is that he was trained by the CIA to be a lethal killing machine. When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Now, the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting wasted by the failed test subjects that are sent after him by the CIA. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  escape,  love,  revenge
Locations:woods,  hotel
Story:repressed memory,  firecracker,  test,  self defense,  stabbed in the hand,  bravery,  nosebleed,  knocked out,  beaten to death,  stabbed in the back,  flash forward,  marriage proposal,  drawing,  nonlinear timeline,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  ambulance,  strangulation,  psychopath,  vomiting,  beating,  fire,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  blood,  flashback,  fight,  death

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

The Life Of David Gale (2003)

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

Themes:paranoia,  suicide
Locations:cemetery,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:professor,  waitress,  boy
Story:university,  goth girl,  hate,  pay phone,  graveyard,  scantily clad female,  video camera,  reference to jesus christ,  college,  cafe,  tears,  rain,  prison,  crying,  telephone call,  rape,  shower,  panties,  surprise ending,  death,  murder,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  sex scene,  flashback

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:abuse,  childhood,  cancer,  funeral,  escape,  revenge
Locations:wheelchair,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:girl,  teacher,  boy
Story:childhood friend,  prison rape,  child abuse,  pedophilia,  pedophile,  haunted by the past,  watching a movie,  basement,  cross,  flash forward,  racial slur,  underwater scene,  drawing,  coffin,  basketball,  teenage boy,  cafe,  tears,  rain,  beating,  prison,  crying,  telephone call,  rape,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  gun,  flashback,  death,  murder,  fight,  violence

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

Green Room (2015)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

Green Room (2015)

A band straying into a secluded part of the Pacific Northwest stumbles onto a horrific act of violence. Because they are the only witnesses, they become the targets of a terrifying gang of skinheads who want to make sure all the evidence is eliminated. This is why Green Room (2015) is one of the best movies like The Butterfly Effect (2004). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  escape,  revenge
Locations:woods,  bicycle,  forest,  restaurant,  bar
Story:self defense,  blackout,  stabbed in the hand,  sociopath,  punk,  baseball bat,  attempted murder,  stabbed in the back,  racial slur,  drawing,  stabbed in the chest,  strangulation,  gay slur,  college,  reference to god,  beer,  surprise ending,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence,  fight,  dog

Menace II Society (1993) is one of the best movies like The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Themes:paranoia,  escape,  revenge,  love
Mood:nightmare
Locations:school,  hospital
Story:hate,  beaten to death,  drug addict,  flash forward,  racial slur,  child in peril,  gay slur,  death of father,  psychopath,  beer,  vomiting,  beating,  prison,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  dog,  death,  fight,  flashback,  gun,  blood,  murder,  violence

A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
Horror, Thriller

A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)

A new family moves into the house on Elm Street, and before long, the kids are again having nightmares about deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger. This time, Freddy attempts to possess a teenage boy to cause havoc in the real world, and can only be overcome if the boy's sweetheart can master her fear. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  revenge,  love,  surrealism
Mood:nightmare
Characters:boy
Story:murder of a child,  paranormal phenomena,  s&m,  self mutilation,  killing an animal,  basement,  teenage girl,  stabbed in the back,  child in peril,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  basketball,  teenage boy,  psychopath,  underwear,  rain,  dream,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  shower,  surprise ending,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  dog,  blood,  death

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Twelve Monkeys (1995)

Themes:illness,  insanity,  paranoia,  memory,  love,  surrealism
Mood:nightmare
Locations:wheelchair,  hospital
Characters:psychiatrist,  boy
Story:convict,  mental institution,  altering history,  crotch grab,  alternate reality,  haunted by the past,  movie theater,  watching a movie,  psychology,  sociopath,  cross,  pay phone,  beaten to death,  nonlinear timeline,  time travel,  dream,  prison,  telephone call,  shower,  surprise ending,  cult film,  father son relationship,  flashback,  murder,  gun,  blood,  violence,  death

Monster (2003)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Monster (2003)

The true story of serial killer Aileen Wuernos who was convicted of luring men to their death and eventually executed in 2002. In 1989, she was working as a prostitute and finally makes a friend when she meets and begins a relationship with a young woman, Selby. Determined to straighten out her life, she tries to find legitimate work but with little education and limited social skills, she fails at every turn. She starts working as a hooker hitching rides along the local interstate highway and after robbing a few clients has an encounter with a vicious client whom she kills in self-defense. After that however she just takes to killing clients taking their money and car. Once arrested she claims self-defense but is eventually convicted. (Read More)

Themes:childhood,  abuse,  love
Locations:wheelchair,  bicycle,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:prostitute,  girl
Story:child abuse,  mailbox,  pedophile,  s&m,  cross,  teenage girl,  racial slur,  teenage boy,  death of father,  reference to god,  tears,  beer,  vomiting,  underwear,  rain,  dream,  beating,  prison,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  rape,  shower,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex scene,  violence,  gun,  blood,  death,  kiss,  murder

Batoru Rowaiaru (2000) is one of the best movies like The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batoru Rowaiaru (2000)

Forty-two students, three days, one deserted Island: welcome to Battle Royale. A group of ninth-grade students from a Japanese high school have been forced by legislation to compete in a Battle Royale. The students are each given a bag with a randomly selected weapon and a few rations of food and water and sent off to kill each other in a no-holds-barred (with a few minor rules) game to the death, which means that the students have three days to kill each other until one survives--or they all die. The movie focuses on a few of the students and how they cope. Some decide to play the game like the psychotic Kiriyama or the sexual Mitsuko, while others like the heroes of the movie--Shuya, Noriko, and Kawada--are trying to find a way to get off the Island without violence. However, as the numbers dwell down lower and lower on an hourly basis, is there any way for Shuya and his classmates to survive? This is why Batoru Rowaiaru (2000) is one of the best movies like The Butterfly Effect (2004). (Read More)

Themes:memory,  escape,  jealousy,  suicide,  love,  revenge,  surrealism
Mood:nightmare
Locations:school,  bicycle,  restaurant
Characters:teacher,  waitress,  student
Story:child murders a child,  murder of a child,  castration,  hit on the head,  self sacrifice,  suicide attempt,  teenage girl,  stabbed in the back,  unrequited love,  roommate,  child in peril,  drawing,  basketball,  stabbing,  teenage boy,  television,  cafe,  death of father,  reference to god,  tears,  vomiting,  rain,  dream,  crying,  fire,  telephone call,  cult film,  knife,  explosion,  death,  cigarette smoking,  fight,  violence,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex scene,  flashback,  gun,  blood,  murder

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

Live By Night (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Live By Night (2016)

Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one-neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover-can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt. Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. Live by Night is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, that brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue. (Read More)

Themes:childhood,  paranoia,  funeral,  escape,  suicide,  love,  revenge
Locations:woods,  cemetery,  hotel,  forest,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:girl,  prostitute
Story:dynamite,  cynicism,  fate,  movie theater,  sociopath,  teenage girl,  scar,  knocked out,  pay phone,  beaten to death,  attempted murder,  drug addict,  racial slur,  nonlinear timeline,  cafe,  death of father,  psychopath,  beer,  vomiting,  dream,  beating,  prison,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  sex scene,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  escape,  surrealism,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:wheelchair,  woods,  forest,  school,  bar
Characters:professor,  bully,  teacher
Story:fate,  accidental killing,  bravery,  captive,  basement,  self sacrifice,  teenage girl,  knocked out,  beaten to death,  flash forward,  underwater scene,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  basketball,  ambulance,  strangulation,  teenage boy,  television,  beating,  fire,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  fight,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  dog,  violence,  gun,  murder,  flashback

Antichrist (2009)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Antichrist (2009)

A couple lose their young son when he falls out of a window while they are having sex in another room. The mother's grief consigns her to hospital, but her therapist husband brings her home intent on treating her depression himself. To confront her fears they go to stay at their remote cabin in the woods, "Eden", where something untold happened the previous summer. Told in four chapters with a prologue and epilogue, the film details acts of lustful cruelty as the man and woman unfold the darker side of nature outside and within. (Read More)

Themes:trauma,  insanity,  funeral,  love,  surrealism
Locations:woods,  forest,  hospital
Story:psychotherapy,  notebook,  hit on the head,  hypnosis,  s&m,  self mutilation,  therapy,  knocked out,  stabbed in the back,  stabbing,  strangulation,  tears,  underwear,  rain,  dream,  crying,  shower,  panties,  cult film,  knife,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  sex scene,  blood,  kiss,  flashback,  fight,  murder,  death,  violence

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

Die Welle (2008) is one of the best movies like The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Drama, Thriller

Die Welle (2008)

High school teacher, Rainer Wegner, may be popular with the students, but he's also unorthodox. He's forced to teach autocracy for the school's project week. He's less than enthusiastic at first, but the response of the students is surprising to say the least. He forces the students to become more invested in the prospect of self rule, and soon the class project has its own power and eerily starts to resemble Germany's past. Can Wegner and his class realize what's happening before the horrors start repeating themselves? (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Locations:bicycle,  school
Characters:waitress,  bully,  teacher,  boy
Story:essay,  mailbox,  vandalism,  teenage girl,  underwater scene,  drawing,  ambulance,  gay slur,  teenage boy,  tears,  vomiting,  underwear,  rain,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  gun,  kiss,  death,  blood,  murder,  fight,  violence

Shutter Island (2010)
Mystery, Thriller

Shutter Island (2010)

It's 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston's Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. He's been pushing for an assignment on the island for personal reasons, but before long he wonders whether he hasn't been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister. Teddy's shrewd investigating skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals "escape" in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues multiply, Teddy begins to doubt everything - his memory, his partner, even his own sanity. This is why Shutter Island (2010) is one of the best movies like The Butterfly Effect (2004). (Read More)

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

Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Heavenly Creatures (1994)

Based on the true story of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, two close friends who share a love of fantasy and literature, who conspire to kill Pauline's mother when she tries to end the girls' intense and obsessive relationship.

Themes:illness,  insanity,  religion,  surrealism,  love
Locations:woods,  school,  hospital
Characters:professor,  student,  teacher
Story:moving,  hit on the head,  psychology,  therapy,  teenage girl,  beaten to death,  drawing,  nonlinear timeline,  stabbing,  ambulance,  reference to jesus christ,  dream,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  panties,  cult film,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  death,  kiss,  blood,  flashback

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

The Glass House (2001)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Glass House (2001)

When Ruby Baker's parents are killed in a car accident, she and her brother, Rhett, must travel to Malibu, to live with Terrence and Erin Glass, their former neighbors. At first, all seems well. Ruby is making new friends at school and Rhett is getting more video games and flashy toys than he's ever had in his life. When Ruby speaks to her family's estate lawyer, he tells her that her parents have left Rhett and her $4 million. Suddenly, Ruby begins to notice odd behavior from Terry and Erin. (Read More)

Themes:inheritance,  funeral,  suicide
Mood:nightmare
Locations:cemetery,  school,  restaurant
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:child abuse,  moving,  home movie,  watching a movie,  captive,  teenage girl,  drug addict,  graveyard,  drawing,  stabbing,  teenage boy,  cleavage,  cafe,  death of father,  tears,  rain,  dream,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  knife,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  death,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  blood,  gun,  murder

Vozvrashchenie (2003) is one of the best movies like The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Vozvrashchenie (2003)

Two teenage Russian boys have their father return home suddenly after being absent for 12 years. The father takes the boys on a holiday to a remote island on a lake in the north of Russia that turns into a test of manhood of almost mythic proportions.

Themes:love
Locations:woods,  forest,  restaurant
Characters:boy
Story:child abuse,  test,  journal,  hate,  pay phone,  underwater scene,  teenage boy,  reference to jesus christ,  cafe,  tears,  underwear,  rain,  crying,  telephone call,  knife,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  death

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:paranoia,  funeral,  love
Locations:wheelchair,  bar,  hospital
Characters:baby,  nurse,  girl,  boy
Story:cat scan,  paranormal phenomena,  cross,  suicide attempt,  pay phone,  graveyard,  underwater scene,  drawing,  ambulance,  beer,  rain,  dream,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  death,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  gun

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

Showing 50 most popular matches above.
Looking for arthouse and lower-budget films similar to The Butterfly Effect?
<< FIND THEM HERE! >>
(Poster artwork courtesy of TheMovieDB.org)