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The Dictator (2012)
Comedy

The Dictator (2012)

The Republic of Wadiya is ruled by an eccentric and oppressive leader named Hafez Aladeen. Aladeen is summoned to New York to a UN assembly to address concerns about his country's nuclear weapons program, but the trip goes awry.

Themes:abortion,  racism,  military,  funeral,  torture,  kidnapping
Mood:satire
Locations:israel,  hotel
Characters:sexist,  photographer,  boy,  doctor
Period:2010s,  1970s
Story:unshaved armpit,  camel riding,  oil industry collusion,  arab stereotype,  arab slur,  street riot,  mother dies in childbirth,  toppling a statue,  abortion joke,  statue of liberty new york city,  reading a newspaper,  assassination attempt,  polaroid camera,  apple computer,  public urination,  helicopter tour,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  man in underwear,  fat boy,  man on fire,  rape joke,  male rape,  political satire,  comical female death,  reference to the harlem globetrotters,  reference to gandalf the character,  reference to amherst college,  reflection in a store window,  hand on someone's breasts,  reference to the golden globes,  reference to applebee's,  reference to the shah of iran,  milking a female breast,  reference to muammar gaddafi,  manufacturing consent,  reference to captain hook,  reference to halle berry,  fictional tv news show,  reference to ellen degeneres,  female infanticide,  reference to september 11 2001,  health food store,  cross cultural friendship,  reference to syria,  sensitivity training,  rigged election,  reference to iran,  pregnant woman raped,  reference to aladdin,  reference to whitney houston,  media monopoly,  reference to kim jong il,  talking to a dead body,  organic gardening,  nuclear scientist,  reference to morgan freeman,  falling off a stage,  punjabi music,  negative asian stereotype,  imitating fellatio,  mineral water,  prince and pauper,  reference to al qaeda,  911 joke,  rubbing noses,  toilet plunger,  unwanted sexual advances,  north african,  reference to george clooney,  catering service,  reference to popeye,  vibrating cell phone,  reference to aids,  clogged toilet,  minibar,  patriot act,  critique of capitalism,  political refugee,  chutzpah,  reference to lindsay lohan,  reference to dick cheney,  wardrobe malfunction,  unshaved,  bailout,  sex with the dead,  hair net,  reference to arnold schwarzenegger,  smothered with a pillow,  reference to daffy duck,  comedic sex scene,  reference to lord of the rings,  electro shock,  reference to justin bieber,  reference to fidel castro,  egomaniac,  racial profiling,  sex with a pregnant woman,  female bodyguard,  pull ups,  baby born,  sudanese,  woman drowned,  weapon of mass destruction,  prostate,  empire state building manhattan new york city,  herpes,  islamophobia,  reference to saddam hussein,  cockney,  new york city skyline,  vespa,  reference to osama bin laden,  egotism,  waterboarding,  drinking urine,  breast milk,  shoplifter,  zip line,  woman in labor,  breaking down a door,  north africa,  uranium,  fake beard,  body double,  limping,  suicide threat,  constitution,  bar mitzvah,  year 1973,  reference to harry potter,  yiddish,  portrait painting,  fictional country,  war on terrorism,  talking to oneself,  romanian,  spoiled brat,  actress playing herself,  interpreter,  nuclear weapons,  brick,  filipino,  racial discrimination,  times square manhattan new york city,  groupie,  bra removing,  disembodied head,  look alike,  broken heart,  groping,  newborn baby,  chapel,  playing a video game,  n word,  xenophobia,  21st century,  sexual promiscuity,  cheering crowd,  looking out a window,  united nations,  girl in bra and panties,  defecation,  saving a life,  male male kiss,  being followed,  oppression,  male virgin,  camel,  rocket,  palace,  arrogance,  lying,  dictator,  misogyny,  raised middle finger,  briefs,  democracy,  20th century,  racist,  banana,  arab,  oil,  feminist,  impostor,  boxer shorts,  anti semitism,  civil rights,  shoplifting,  stupidity,  street life,  following someone,  brooklyn new york city,  goat,  colonel,  culture clash,  fish out of water,  one night stand,  walkie talkie,  overalls,  demonstration,  burned alive,  closeted homosexual,  missile,  eyeglasses,  black american,  riot,  general,  feminism,  childbirth,  hairy chest,  scene during end credits,  speech,  falling in love,  cousin cousin relationship,  statue,  liar,  protest,  puppet,  prologue,  binoculars,  flash forward,  execution,  assassination,  scantily clad female,  coffin,  severed head,  apology,  tied to a chair,  internet,  bridge,  terrorist,  newspaper,  gay slur,  f word,  manhattan new york city,  dead body,  bed,  reference to god,  sunglasses,  lie,  shooting,  undressing,  camera,  watching tv,  computer,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  face slap,  urination,  mirror,  motorcycle,  helicopter,  underwear,  corpse,  pregnancy,  cell phone,  based on book,  fire,  rape,  shower,  lesbian kiss,  new york city,  photograph,  african american,  father son relationship,  two word title,  kiss,  death,  murder,  fight,  masturbation,  violence,  flashback,  interview,  gun

Team America: World Police (2004)
Action, Comedy

Team America: World Police (2004)

The North American counter-terrorism force Team America attacks a group of terrorists in Paris. Later, the leader of the organization, Spottswoode, invites the famous Broadway actor Gary Johnston to join his world police and work undercover in Cairo, infiltrating a terrorist organization in the hope they will disclose their plan of destroying the world. Team America destroy the cell of terrorists, but then the Panama Canal is attacked by the criminals as a payback. Gary feels responsible for the death of many innocents and leaves the counter-terrorism organization. When the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Il, joins a group of pacifist actors and actresses with the intention of using weapons of massive destruction, Team America tries to avoid the destruction of the world. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Mood:satire
Story:arab stereotype,  statue of liberty new york city,  political satire,  reference to september 11 2001,  reference to kim jong il,  negative asian stereotype,  weapon of mass destruction,  war on terrorism,  times square manhattan new york city,  united nations,  defecation,  dictator,  arab,  burned alive,  missile,  puppet,  terrorist,  gay slur,  f word,  manhattan new york city,  computer,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  urination,  motorcycle,  helicopter,  new york city,  death,  violence,  kiss

The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Brothers Grimsby (2016)

MI6's top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's a football hooligan (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want - 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There's only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Mood:satire
Locations:hotel
Period:2010s
Story:assassination attempt,  zip line,  reference to harry potter,  cheering crowd,  defecation,  rocket,  raised middle finger,  impostor,  stupidity,  culture clash,  fish out of water,  walkie talkie,  burned alive,  missile,  riot,  scene during end credits,  binoculars,  flash forward,  scantily clad female,  severed head,  bridge,  terrorist,  gay slur,  f word,  sunglasses,  camera,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  urination,  motorcycle,  helicopter,  corpse,  cell phone,  photograph,  father son relationship,  fight,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  gun,  death

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

John and Jane Smith are a normal married couple, living a normal life in a normal suburb, working normal jobs...well, if you can call secretly being assassins "normal". But neither Jane nor John knows about their spouse's secret, until they are surprised to find each other as targets! But on their quest to kill each other, they learn a lot more about each other than they ever did in five (or six) years of marriage. (Read More)

Locations:hotel
Characters:boy
Story:assassination attempt,  man on fire,  following someone,  brooklyn new york city,  missile,  eyeglasses,  binoculars,  execution,  assassination,  apology,  newspaper,  manhattan new york city,  bed,  sunglasses,  lie,  shooting,  watching tv,  computer,  punched in the face,  face slap,  urination,  mirror,  motorcycle,  helicopter,  underwear,  cell phone,  fire,  new york city,  photograph,  interview,  fight,  gun,  kiss,  murder,  death

The Interview (2014) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012)
Comedy

The Interview (2014)

In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show "Skylark Tonight." When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un. (Read More)

Story:assassination attempt,  reference to gandalf the character,  reference to osama bin laden,  defecation,  dictator,  goat,  burned alive,  missile,  eyeglasses,  general,  statue,  binoculars,  gay slur,  f word,  undressing,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  face slap,  helicopter,  cell phone,  lesbian kiss,  new york city,  two word title,  interview,  fight,  death,  murder

Swiss Army Man (2016)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Swiss Army Man (2016)

Hank, stranded on a deserted island and about to kill himself, notices a corpse washed up on the beach. He befriends it, naming it Manny, only to discover that his new friend can talk and has a myriad of supernatural abilities...which may help him get home.

Story:man on fire,  talking to a dead body,  defecation,  male male kiss,  falling in love,  prologue,  flash forward,  apology,  bridge,  f word,  dead body,  reference to god,  sunglasses,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  urination,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  shower,  photograph,  father son relationship,  flashback,  fight,  masturbation

Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (2002)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (2002)

Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" is the story of a legendary showman's double life - television producer by day, CIA assassin by night. At the height of his TV career, Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA and trained to become a covert operative. Or so Barris said. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  torture
Locations:hotel
Characters:boy
Period:1970s
Story:reference to fidel castro,  goat,  flash forward,  assassination,  coffin,  gay slur,  manhattan new york city,  dead body,  reference to god,  shooting,  camera,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  face slap,  pregnancy,  based on book,  shower,  new york city,  photograph,  father son relationship,  gun,  death,  fight,  flashback,  murder,  masturbation,  kiss,  violence

A Man Called Ove (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

A Man Called Ove (2015)

59 year old Ove is the block's grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he could not give a damn about being deposed and therefore keeps looking over the neighborhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove's mailbox it turns out to be an unexpected friendship. A drama comedy about unexpected friendship, love and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools. (Read More)

Themes:funeral
Locations:hotel
Characters:photographer,  boy,  doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  man in underwear,  reference to iran,  looking out a window,  saving a life,  briefs,  eyeglasses,  prologue,  flash forward,  coffin,  apology,  newspaper,  f word,  reference to god,  lie,  camera,  slow motion scene,  mirror,  pregnancy,  fire,  photograph,  father son relationship,  flashback,  death,  kiss

Macgruber (2010) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Macgruber (2010)

In the Dzhugdzhur Mountains, Eastern Siberia, the criminal Dieter Von Cunth steals a Russian X5 nuclear warhead. Colonel James Faith travels to Rio Bamba, Ecuador, with the efficient Lieutenant Dixon Piper to summon the retired special operative MacGruber to retrieve the X5. MacGruber is considered deceased after the death of his beloved wife Casey by his archenemy Cunth in their wedding. MacGruber teams up with Piper and Vicki St. Elmo and they learn that the evil Cunth intends to use the warhead to destroy Washington D.C. (Read More)

Themes:abortion,  kidnapping
Story:assassination attempt,  rape joke,  look alike,  colonel,  hairy chest,  prologue,  binoculars,  coffin,  tied to a chair,  terrorist,  gay slur,  f word,  sunglasses,  undressing,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  urination,  underwear,  corpse,  cell phone,  photograph,  kiss,  fight,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  death

The Lobster (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

The Lobster (2015)

A love story set in a dystopian near future where single people are arrested and transferred to a creepy hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal and released into the woods.

Themes:torture
Locations:hotel
Characters:doctor
Story:suicide threat,  looking out a window,  camel,  briefs,  eyeglasses,  speech,  falling in love,  prologue,  apology,  f word,  dead body,  bed,  sunglasses,  lie,  shooting,  undressing,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  underwear,  photograph,  father son relationship,  two word title,  kiss,  gun,  interview,  masturbation,  murder,  fight

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

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

Jordan Belfort is a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 22 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive 1990s securities scam that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including shoe designer Steve Madden.

Mood:satire
Story:reading a newspaper,  public urination,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  imitating fellatio,  reference to popeye,  reference to aids,  n word,  male male kiss,  raised middle finger,  boxer shorts,  brooklyn new york city,  eyeglasses,  cousin cousin relationship,  apology,  newspaper,  gay slur,  f word,  manhattan new york city,  reference to god,  sunglasses,  lie,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  urination,  mirror,  helicopter,  underwear,  pregnancy,  based on book,  rape,  new york city,  photograph,  father son relationship,  masturbation,  flashback,  gun,  interview,  kiss,  fight

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

Peter is a composer and a likable sad sack who's devastated when his girlfriend of five years, Sarah Marshall, the star of a cheesy CSI-style crime show, dumps him. He weeps, he rails, he mopes. Finally, his step-brother Brian suggests Hawaii, so Peter heads for a resort on Oahu where, as he's checking in, he sees Sarah and her new beau, Aldous, a polymorphously perverse English rocker. The weeping and moping start again, until Peter is rescued by Rachel, a thoughtful hotel clerk who invites him to a luau and to hang out. Although he constantly runs into Sarah and Aldous, Peter starts to come alive again. Will Sarah realize what she's lost, and what about Rachel? (Read More)

Mood:satire
Locations:hotel
Characters:photographer,  doctor
Story:herpes,  broken heart,  banana,  scene during end credits,  puppet,  scantily clad female,  apology,  bed,  sunglasses,  lie,  camera,  watching tv,  computer,  punched in the face,  face slap,  urination,  mirror,  underwear,  cell phone,  shower,  photograph,  flashback,  kiss,  masturbation,  fight

Mortdecai (2015) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance

Mortdecai (2015)

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

Themes:funeral,  torture,  kidnapping
Locations:hotel
Story:assassination attempt,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  man on fire,  boxer shorts,  stupidity,  fish out of water,  eyeglasses,  falling in love,  flash forward,  coffin,  apology,  terrorist,  f word,  dead body,  reference to god,  shooting,  watching tv,  computer,  punched in the face,  face slap,  urination,  mirror,  motorcycle,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  photograph,  gun,  fight,  flashback,  kiss,  murder,  death

Southland Tales (2006)
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

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 developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:abortion,  military,  kidnapping
Mood:satire
Characters:boy
Story:patriot act,  n word,  raised middle finger,  oil,  riot,  protest,  prologue,  flash forward,  coffin,  tied to a chair,  internet,  terrorist,  f word,  dead body,  sunglasses,  shooting,  watching tv,  computer,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  mirror,  helicopter,  corpse,  pregnancy,  cell phone,  fire,  african american,  two word title,  gun,  flashback,  fight,  violence,  kiss,  murder,  death

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...

Themes:funeral,  torture,  kidnapping
Mood:satire
Locations:hotel
Story:times square manhattan new york city,  prologue,  scantily clad female,  coffin,  bridge,  gay slur,  manhattan new york city,  dead body,  lie,  shooting,  undressing,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  urination,  underwear,  corpse,  cell phone,  new york city,  father son relationship,  kiss,  flashback,  fight,  murder,  death,  violence,  gun

Rang De Basanti (2006)
Comedy, Drama, History, Romance

Rang De Basanti (2006)

A young idealistic English filmmaker, Sue, arrives in India to make a film on Indian revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad and their contemporaries and their fight for freedom from the British Raj. Owing to a lack of funds, she recruits students from Delhi University to act in her docu-drama. She finds DJ, who graduated five years ago but still wants to be a part of the University because he doesn't think there's too much out there in the real world to look forward to. Karan, the son of Industrialist Rajnath Singhania, who shares an uncomfortable relationship with his father, but continues to live off him, albeit very grudgingly. Aslam, is a middle class Muslim boy, who lives in the by-lanes near Jama Masjid, poet, philosopher and guide to his friends. Sukhi, the group's baby, innocent, vulnerable and with a weakness for only one thing - girls. Laxman Pandey, the fundamentalist in the group, the only one who still believes that politics can make the world a better place and finally Sonia - the sole girl in the group, tomboy and vivacious spirit, engaged to Ajay - the dashing air pilot. Through her film, Sue wishes to showcase to the world the efforts of these young revolutionaries and the enormity of their contribution to the freedom movement in India. What unfolds is the inspiration behind Sue's passion for bringing their story to the world. The twist in the tale is of course the fact that more than just telling the world, Sue's film makes DJ and his friends stop… (Read More)

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Characters:boy,  doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  looking out a window,  saving a life,  street life,  culture clash,  walkie talkie,  demonstration,  protest,  prologue,  flash forward,  execution,  assassination,  apology,  terrorist,  newspaper,  dead body,  reference to god,  sunglasses,  shooting,  watching tv,  computer,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  urination,  mirror,  motorcycle,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  photograph,  father son relationship,  death,  violence,  fight,  flashback,  gun,  murder

Two Days In Paris (2007) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Two Days In Paris (2007)

2 Jours - 2 Days follows two days in the relationship of a New York based couple - a French photographer Marion and American interior designer Jack - as they attempt to re-infuse their relationship with romance by taking a vacation in Europe. Their trip to Venice didn't really work out, - they both came down with gastroenteritis. They have higher hopes for Paris. But the combination of Marion's overbearing non-English-speaking parents, flirtatious ex-boyfriends, and Jack's obsession with photographing every famous Parisian tombstone and conviction that French condoms are too small, only adds fuel to the fire. Will they be able to salvage their relationship? Will they ever have sex again? Or will they merely manage to perfect the art of arguing? (Read More)

Themes:racism
Characters:photographer,  doctor
Story:statue of liberty new york city,  polaroid camera,  sexual promiscuity,  defecation,  racist,  culture clash,  eyeglasses,  statue,  liar,  gay slur,  lie,  camera,  computer,  cell phone,  fire,  new york city,  photograph,  father son relationship,  masturbation,  fight,  flashback,  kiss

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. (Read More)

Themes:racism
Locations:hotel
Characters:boy
Story:reading a newspaper,  fictional country,  saving a life,  being followed,  following someone,  eyeglasses,  statue,  binoculars,  flash forward,  coffin,  severed head,  newspaper,  gay slur,  f word,  dead body,  punched in the face,  face slap,  motorcycle,  corpse,  photograph,  flashback,  gun,  death,  kiss,  interview,  violence,  murder

Youth (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance

Youth (2015)

Fred and Mick, two old friends, are on vacation in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps. Fred, a composer and conductor, is now retired. Mick, a film director, is still working. They look with curiosity and tenderness on their children's confused lives, Mick's enthusiastic young writers, and the other hotel guests. While Mick scrambles to finish the screenplay for what he imagines will be his last important film, Fred has no intention of resuming his musical career. But someone wants at all costs to hear him conduct again. (Read More)

Locations:hotel
Characters:photographer,  boy,  doctor
Period:2010s
Story:reading a newspaper,  prostate,  looking out a window,  eyeglasses,  falling in love,  cousin cousin relationship,  prologue,  apology,  newspaper,  f word,  reference to god,  sunglasses,  lie,  camera,  watching tv,  face slap,  urination,  fire,  photograph,  father son relationship,  death,  kiss

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

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Locations:hotel
Characters:boy,  doctor
Story:times square manhattan new york city,  racist,  brooklyn new york city,  eyeglasses,  black american,  hairy chest,  scene during end credits,  flash forward,  scantily clad female,  apology,  f word,  manhattan new york city,  reference to god,  lie,  undressing,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  pregnancy,  african american,  father son relationship,  kiss,  flashback,  masturbation,  fight

Pineapple Express (2008) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. (Read More)

Themes:military,  kidnapping
Characters:doctor
Story:man in underwear,  man on fire,  herpes,  breaking down a door,  banana,  liar,  prologue,  flash forward,  tied to a chair,  internet,  f word,  dead body,  lie,  shooting,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  face slap,  underwear,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  photograph,  african american,  father son relationship,  fight,  flashback,  gun,  kiss,  murder,  violence,  death

Hesher (2010)
Comedy, Drama

Hesher (2010)

T.J., a high school freshman, lost his mother two months before in a car accident: his father pops pills and sits on the couch; his grandmother holds things together, chatting and cooking. T.J. wants the car back from the salvage yard where the owner's son is a bully. By happenstance, Hesher, a foul-mouthed squatter, moves in with T.J's family. T.J. also meets Nicole, a grocery clerk near poverty who helps him once. Hesher involves T.J. in crime, the bully is omnipresent, mom's car is slipping away, dad has checked out, T.J. watches Nicole at work, and his grandma invites him to join her morning walk: the odds are long that T.J. can assemble a family to help him thrive. (Read More)

Themes:funeral
Characters:doctor
Story:looking out a window,  being followed,  raised middle finger,  briefs,  boxer shorts,  following someone,  eyeglasses,  liar,  prologue,  coffin,  apology,  f word,  lie,  undressing,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  urination,  underwear,  fire,  rape,  photograph,  father son relationship,  masturbation,  death,  fight,  flashback,  violence,  murder

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen (2011)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen (2011)

A visionary sheik believes his passion for the peaceful pastime of salmon fishing can enrich the lives of his people, and he dreams of bringing the sport to the not so fish-friendly desert. Willing to spare no expense, he instructs his representative to turn the dream into reality, an extraordinary feat that will require the involvement of Britain's leading fisheries expert who happens to think the project both absurd and unachievable. That is, until the Prime Minister's overzealous press secretary latches on to it as a 'good will' story. Now, this unlikely team will put it all on the line and embark on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible, possible. (Read More)

Characters:photographer,  boy
Story:assassination attempt,  playing a video game,  saving a life,  arab,  oil,  boxer shorts,  goat,  culture clash,  falling in love,  apology,  terrorist,  newspaper,  f word,  reference to god,  undressing,  camera,  computer,  slow motion scene,  helicopter,  underwear,  cell phone,  gun,  kiss,  death

Cop Out (2010)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Cop Out (2010)

After a clumsy operation trying to capture a drug dealer, the N.Y.P.D Detectives Jimmy Monroe and Paul Hodges are suspended for one month by their Captain Romans. Jimmy decides to sell his rare baseball card to pay for his daughter's expensive wedding while his jealous partner believes that his wife is cheating on him with their next-door neighbor. When Jimmy sells his card to a memorabilia store, the place is burgled by two small-time thieves and the detective loses his card. They track down the thieves. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Story:new york city skyline,  defecation,  stupidity,  brooklyn new york city,  walkie talkie,  scene during end credits,  binoculars,  execution,  tied to a chair,  gay slur,  f word,  camera,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  face slap,  corpse,  cell phone,  shower,  new york city,  murder,  interview,  kiss,  violence,  flashback

Hair (1979) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012)
Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance, War

Hair (1979)

This movie, based on the cult Broadway musical of the 60s, tells a story about Claude, a young man from Oklahoma who comes to New York City. There he strikes up a friendship with a group of hippies, led by Berger, and falls in love with Sheila, a girl from a rich family. However, their happiness is short because Claude must go to the Vietnam war. (Read More)

Story:public urination,  n word,  being followed,  boxer shorts,  following someone,  demonstration,  black american,  hairy chest,  falling in love,  protest,  puppet,  manhattan new york city,  reference to god,  sunglasses,  undressing,  slow motion scene,  urination,  underwear,  pregnancy,  new york city,  african american,  father son relationship,  death,  flashback,  masturbation

Inherent Vice (2014)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance

Inherent Vice (2014)

During the psychedelic 60s and 70s Larry "Doc" Sportello is surprised by his former girlfriend and her plot for her billionaire boyfriend, his wife, and her boyfriend. A plan for kidnapping gets shaken up by the oddball characters entangled in this groovy kidnapping romp based upon the novel by Thomas Pynchon. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Mood:satire
Locations:hotel
Characters:photographer,  doctor
Story:reading a newspaper,  imitating fellatio,  breaking down a door,  saving a life,  raised middle finger,  black american,  liar,  protest,  prologue,  binoculars,  flash forward,  newspaper,  f word,  dead body,  reference to god,  sunglasses,  lie,  shooting,  face slap,  motorcycle,  photograph,  african american,  two word title,  fight,  kiss,  flashback,  death,  masturbation,  murder,  gun,  violence

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Mood:satire
Period:2010s
Story:statue of liberty new york city,  assassination attempt,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  raised middle finger,  culture clash,  walkie talkie,  missile,  eyeglasses,  general,  statue,  tied to a chair,  f word,  bed,  sunglasses,  watching tv,  computer,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  helicopter,  cell phone,  new york city,  photograph,  african american,  violence,  murder,  fight,  flashback,  gun,  death

Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006)
Comedy

Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006)

Borat Sagdiyev is a TV reporter of a popular show in Kazakhstan as Kazakhstan's sixth most famous man and a leading journalist. He is sent from his home to America by his government to make a documentary about American society and culture. Borat takes a course in New York City to understand American humor. While watching Baywatch on TV, Borat discovers how beautiful their women are in the form of C. J. Parker, who was played by actress Pamela Anderson who hails from Malibu, California. He decides to go on a cross-country road trip to California in a quest to make her his wife and take her back to his country. On his journey Borat and his producer encounter a country full of strange and wonderful Americans, real people in real chaotic situations with hysterical consequences. (Read More)

Themes:abortion
Mood:satire
Locations:hotel
Story:abortion joke,  public urination,  911 joke,  breast milk,  times square manhattan new york city,  misogyny,  feminist,  anti semitism,  stupidity,  culture clash,  fish out of water,  feminism,  hairy chest,  terrorist,  manhattan new york city,  reference to god,  watching tv,  urination,  underwear,  rape,  new york city,  photograph,  father son relationship,  masturbation,  interview,  gun

Hot Fuzz (2007) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012)
Action, Comedy

Hot Fuzz (2007)

Top London cop, PC Nicholas Angel is good. Too good. And to stop the rest of his team looking bad, he is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford. He is paired with Danny Butterman, who endlessly questions him on the action lifestyle. Everything seems quiet for Angel, until two actors are found decapitated. It is called an accident, but Angel isn't going to accept that, especially when more and more people turn up dead. Angel and Danny clash with everyone, whilst trying to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the apparent "accidents". (Read More)

Locations:hotel
Characters:doctor
Story:shoplifter,  breaking down a door,  interpreter,  shoplifting,  culture clash,  fish out of water,  walkie talkie,  prologue,  flash forward,  severed head,  apology,  f word,  dead body,  sunglasses,  camera,  slow motion scene,  urination,  helicopter,  corpse,  cell phone,  photograph,  father son relationship,  gun,  fight,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  death

St. Vincent (2014)
Comedy, Drama

St. Vincent (2014)

Vincent is an old Vietnam vet whose stubbornly hedonistic ways have left him without money or a future. Things change when his new next-door neighbor's son, Oliver, needs a babysitter and Vince is willing enough for a fee. From that self-serving act, an unexpected friendship forms as Vincent and Oliver find so much of each other's needs through each other. As Vincent mentors Oliver in street survival and other worldly ways, Oliver begins to see more in the old man than just his foibles. When life takes a turn for the worse for Vincent, both them find the best in each other than no one around them suspects. (Read More)

Characters:boy
Story:sex with a pregnant woman,  new york city skyline,  newborn baby,  looking out a window,  raised middle finger,  street life,  brooklyn new york city,  eyeglasses,  childbirth,  binoculars,  scantily clad female,  apology,  newspaper,  f word,  reference to god,  sunglasses,  watching tv,  face slap,  urination,  pregnancy,  new york city,  photograph,  father son relationship,  two word title,  fight

Underground (1995)
Comedy, Drama, War

Underground (1995)

The story follows an underground weapons manufacturer in Belgrade during WWII and evolves into fairly surreal situations. A black marketeer who smuggles the weapons to partisans doesn't mention to the workers that the war is over, and they keep producing. Years later, they break out of their underground "shelter" --- only to convince themselves that the war is still going on. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Mood:satire
Characters:photographer
Story:political satire,  electro shock,  eyeglasses,  childbirth,  liar,  coffin,  lie,  shooting,  urination,  mirror,  helicopter,  underwear,  pregnancy,  fire,  father son relationship,  gun,  fight,  masturbation,  death,  murder,  kiss

Without A Paddle (2004)
Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

Without A Paddle (2004)

Three friends, whose lives have been drifting apart, reunite for the funeral of a fourth childhood friend. When looking through their childhood belongings, they discover a trunk which contained details on a quest their friend was attempting. It revealed that he was hot on the trail of the $200,000 that went missing with airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper in 1971. They decide to continue his journey, but do not understand the dangers they will soon encounter. (Read More)

Themes:funeral
Characters:boy,  doctor
Story:male rape,  briefs,  boxer shorts,  liar,  prologue,  binoculars,  coffin,  dead body,  lie,  shooting,  undressing,  computer,  slow motion scene,  urination,  motorcycle,  underwear,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  photograph,  father son relationship,  violence,  kiss,  death,  gun,  fight

Cabin Fever (2002) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012)
Comedy, Horror

Cabin Fever (2002)

The college friends Paul, Karen, Bert, Marcy and Jeff rent an isolated cabin in the woods to spend a week together. When they arrive, a man contaminated with a weird disease asks for help to them, but they get in panic and burn the man, who falls in the water reservoir and dies. The whole group, except Karen, makes a pact of drinking only beer along the week without knowing where the dead body is. When Karen drinks tap water and gets the disease, the group begins their journey to hell. (Read More)

Characters:doctor
Story:n word,  racist,  burned alive,  black american,  scene during end credits,  binoculars,  scantily clad female,  severed head,  tied to a chair,  gay slur,  f word,  dead body,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  urination,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  shower,  photograph,  african american,  father son relationship,  masturbation,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  death

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

A Hologram For The King (2016)

Locations:hotel
Characters:doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  camel,  culture clash,  eyeglasses,  hairy chest,  prologue,  flash forward,  apology,  bridge,  f word,  reference to god,  sunglasses,  undressing,  watching tv,  computer,  mirror,  helicopter,  underwear,  shower,  father son relationship,  gun,  fight,  kiss,  flashback

Pain & Gain (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama

Pain & Gain (2013)

Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo ('Mark Wahlberg (I)' (qv)) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal ('Anthony Mackie' (qv)) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle ('Dwayne Johnson (I)' (qv)). Their kidnapping and extortion scheme goes terribly wrong since they have muscles for brains and they're left to haphazardly try to hold onto the elusive American dream. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Mood:satire
Characters:photographer,  doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  comedic sex scene,  pull ups,  breast milk,  lying,  raised middle finger,  stupidity,  tied to a chair,  gay slur,  f word,  sunglasses,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  urination,  helicopter,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  photograph,  masturbation,  flashback,  murder,  fight

Central Intelligence (2016)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Central Intelligence (2016)

Calvin Joyner was voted in high school the guy most likely to succeed. 20 years later he's an accountant. As his high school reunion approaches, he tries to make contact with his old schoolmates. And someone named Bob Stone contacts him. He says that he was known as Robbie Weirdicht in school. Calvin remembers that he was picked on, as a matter of fact after an extremely nasty prank he left school. They agree to meet and Calvin is surprised by how much he has changed. Bob asks Calvin to help him out. He says yes and the next thing he knows some men burst into his home. They're CIA, the one in charge is looking for Stone, she says he's a rogue agent. When they can't find Bob they leave. Later he approaches Calvin telling him, he is not a rogue agent, he's trying to find a person known as the Black Badger who is planning to sell some information that in the wrong hands can be disastrous. so he needs Calvin's help to stop him. Calvin's not sure whom he should believe. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Period:2010s
Story:assassination attempt,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  raised middle finger,  banana,  impostor,  walkie talkie,  prologue,  binoculars,  flash forward,  bridge,  terrorist,  sunglasses,  undressing,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  motorcycle,  helicopter,  pregnancy,  cell phone,  shower,  photograph,  death,  fight,  murder,  flashback,  violence,  kiss

Kind Hearts And Coronets (1949) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012)
Comedy, Crime

Kind Hearts And Coronets (1949)

In prison awaiting execution the next morning Louis, the 10th Duke of Chalfont, sets down on paper the events that led him to his current situation. His mother has been banished from her family, the D'Ascoynes, after she married Louis' father who was considered far beneath her. After her death, the D'Ascoynes refused permission for her to be buried in the family crypt. Louis then plots his revenge - and kills all those ahead of him in the succession until he becomes the Duke. Along the way, he becomes involved with the married Sibelia who, when spurned, makes sure he ends up in prison. The day before his execution Sibelia recants her testimony saving him not only from the gallows but also sets him free. Once outside the prison however, he realizes he's forgotten one little thing........ (Read More)

Themes:funeral
Mood:satire
Locations:hotel
Characters:photographer,  boy,  doctor
Story:suicide threat,  portrait painting,  arrogance,  colonel,  general,  cousin cousin relationship,  binoculars,  execution,  coffin,  bridge,  newspaper,  reference to god,  shooting,  camera,  photograph,  father son relationship,  death,  gun,  kiss,  murder,  flashback

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

War Dogs (2016)

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

Themes:military,  funeral,  torture,  kidnapping
Locations:hotel
Story:reference to saddam hussein,  21st century,  childbirth,  internet,  bridge,  f word,  dead body,  sunglasses,  lie,  camera,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  urination,  motorcycle,  helicopter,  pregnancy,  cell phone,  fire,  photograph,  interview,  flashback,  fight

This Is The End (2013)
Comedy, Fantasy

This Is The End (2013)

All 'Jay Baruchel' (qv) expected coming to LA was a fun time with 'Seth Rogen' (qv) with all the wild partying to have both by themselves and at 'James Franco' (qv)'s housewarming party. Suddenly, the Rapture hits and the Biblical Apocalypse has begun. Now, Jay and Seth are desperately sheltering in James' house for rescue along with a few other friends. Together, they must band together to attempt to survive the end of the world, only for Jay to find that they are all too dumb and superficial to do it until they discover the only way out. (Read More)

Mood:satire
Story:male rape,  reference to george clooney,  reference to lindsay lohan,  drinking urine,  actress playing herself,  raised middle finger,  burned alive,  severed head,  gay slur,  f word,  reference to god,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  urination,  helicopter,  cell phone,  fire,  rape,  masturbation,  death

The Dressmaker (2015)
Comedy, Drama

The Dressmaker (2015)

Based on Rosalie Ham's best selling novel, The Dressmaker is the story of femme fatale Tilly Dunnage who returns to her small home town in the country to right the wrongs of the past. A stylish drama with comic undertones about love, revenge and haute couture.

Themes:funeral
Locations:hotel
Characters:photographer,  boy
Story:looking out a window,  boxer shorts,  eyeglasses,  flash forward,  coffin,  apology,  newspaper,  f word,  sunglasses,  lie,  undressing,  camera,  face slap,  mirror,  fire,  new york city,  photograph,  father son relationship,  violence,  kiss,  murder,  flashback

Prime (2005) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Prime (2005)

In colorful, bustling modern-day Manhattan, Rafi Gardet, a beautiful 37-year-old photography producer reeling from a recent divorce, meets David Bloomberg, a handsome 23-year-old painter recently out of college. Rafi's therapist, Dr. Lisa Metzger, who is working to help Rafi overcome her fears of intimacy, finds out that Rafi's new lover is--unfortunately for Lisa--her only son, David. Both David and Rafi must contend with their 14-year age gap, vastly different backgrounds and the demands of David's traditional mother. Despite their intense attraction, the charmed couple soon realizes that vastly different ages and backgrounds create much conflict. A Jewish hip-hop lover and closet painter who still lives with his grandparents, David has little in common with Rafi--a non-practicing Catholic from a wealthy, broken family who travels in the sophisticated, high-end world of fashion. (Read More)

Locations:israel
Characters:photographer
Story:playing a video game,  being followed,  following someone,  brooklyn new york city,  culture clash,  black american,  flash forward,  bridge,  manhattan new york city,  bed,  lie,  undressing,  camera,  watching tv,  mirror,  underwear,  cell phone,  new york city,  african american,  father son relationship,  flashback,  fight,  kiss,  death

Easy A (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Easy A (2010)

After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne's in "The Scarlet Letter," which she is currently studying in school - until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

Mood:satire
Characters:boy
Period:2010s
Story:comedic sex scene,  vespa,  one night stand,  demonstration,  closeted homosexual,  liar,  protest,  scantily clad female,  gay slur,  reference to god,  sunglasses,  lie,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  mirror,  cell phone,  shower,  photograph,  father son relationship,  two word title,  kiss

Thank You For Smoking (2005)
Comedy, Drama

Thank You For Smoking (2005)

The chief spokesperson and lobbyist Nick Naylor is the Vice-President of the Academy of Tobacco Studies. He is talented in speaking and spins argument to defend the cigarette industry in the most difficult situations. His best friends are Polly Bailey that works in the Moderation Council in alcohol business, and Bobby Jay Bliss of the gun business own advisory group SAFETY. They frequently meet each other in a bar and they self-entitle the Mod Squad a.k.a. Merchants of Death, disputing which industry has killed more people. Nick's greatest enemy is Vermont's Senator Ortolan Finistirre, who defends in the Senate the use a skull and crossed bones in the cigarette packs. Nick's son Joey Naylor lives with his mother, and has the chance to know his father in a business trip. When the ambitious reporter Heather Holloway betrays Nick disclosing confidences he had in bed with her, his life turns upside-down. But Nick is good in what he does for the mortgage. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  kidnapping
Mood:satire
Locations:hotel
Characters:boy,  doctor
Story:political satire,  reference to captain hook,  reference to fidel castro,  arab,  liar,  coffin,  newspaper,  f word,  bed,  reference to god,  lie,  undressing,  watching tv,  computer,  slow motion scene,  underwear,  pregnancy,  cell phone,  photograph,  father son relationship,  death,  gun,  interview,  murder

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
Biography, Comedy, Drama, War

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

2003. After careful consideration, Kim Baker, a news copywriter, decides to leave the relative comfort of a New York desk job and serious boyfriend Chris to accept the assignment to work for three months as on-camera reporter in war torn Afghanistan, as her news agency is looking for anyone within their ranks to fill immediately the empty voids overseas. Her only experience of being in such an environment is going through hostile zone training a few years earlier. Immediately upon her arrival in Afghanistan, she realizes that she is ill-prepared emotionally for this assignment, not only enduring the dangers of the war itself, but also the conditions of everyday life, including largely been seen by men as only a "piece of ass" and a distraction despite her being considered average looking back home and not being overtly sexual, and being an individual with a small bladder who is nonetheless told to stay hydrated at all times. She is largely assisted in navigating this new life by Tanya Vanderpoel, a fellow female western correspondent, and Fahim Ahmadzai, her Afghan translator guide. As time goes on, Kim finds that she not only may have a specific and important voice within the press corps, but that she may be losing touch with her life back in the States for good or bad. In addition, she will have to decide how much she is willing to risk, not only for herself but that for her colleagues, to get that next important story. She also has to figure out how much of what she does t… (Read More)

Themes:military,  kidnapping
Characters:photographer
Story:reference to arnold schwarzenegger,  reference to osama bin laden,  war on terrorism,  camel,  goat,  culture clash,  fish out of water,  general,  terrorist,  f word,  bed,  sunglasses,  camera,  watching tv,  urination,  motorcycle,  helicopter,  corpse,  cell phone,  based on book,  new york city,  photograph,  death,  murder,  violence,  interview

The Matador (2005) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Matador (2005)

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

Locations:hotel
Characters:boy
Story:cheering crowd,  eyeglasses,  liar,  flash forward,  assassination,  apology,  newspaper,  sunglasses,  lie,  watching tv,  computer,  slow motion scene,  urination,  mirror,  underwear,  cell phone,  fire,  shower,  photograph,  father son relationship,  kiss,  flashback,  gun,  murder,  death

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

Cal (Steve Carell) and Emily (Julianne Moore) have the perfect life together living the American dream... until Emily asks for a divorce. Now Cal, Mr Husband, has to navigate the single scene with a little help from his professional bachelor friend Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). Make that a lot of help... (Read More)

Story:apple computer,  talking to oneself,  raised middle finger,  one night stand,  f word,  bed,  reference to god,  sunglasses,  lie,  camera,  watching tv,  computer,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  cell phone,  photograph,  father son relationship,  masturbation,  kiss,  fight

Who Am I? (1998)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Who Am I? (1998)

Jackie Chan, a top secret militant soldier, crashes into the South African jungle after his mission of kidnapping three scientists (who were experimenting with a powerful mineral) has gone awry. Waking up in a village of local natives, Chan has no memory of who he is, thus being addressed as "Who Am I". His journey with aid from two female sidekicks to find out his identity leads him all the way to Rotterdam where he coincidentally discovers the location of the organization that kidnapped the three scientists. With no memory, Chan is thirsty for answers by any means necessary. (Read More)

Themes:military,  torture,  kidnapping
Locations:hotel
Characters:doctor
Story:assassination attempt,  fish out of water,  walkie talkie,  general,  prologue,  binoculars,  internet,  bridge,  camera,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  motorcycle,  helicopter,  corpse,  cell phone,  death,  flashback,  murder,  fight,  violence

New York, I Love You (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

New York, I Love You (2008)

Eleven vignettes, all homages to New York City life, are presented. I. Ben, a pickpocket, is attracted to Molly on first sight, and gets into an interesting "pissing match" with Molly's married lover, NYU professor Garry. II. Mansuhkhbai, an orthodox Jain diamond wholesaler, and Rifka, an orthodox Jewish diamond retailer who is getting married tomorrow, learn that they have more in common than just diamonds. III. David, a musician and music editor for a video being directed by Abarra, is having problems meeting Abarra's demands while he slowly falls for Abarra's assistant, Camille, who he's never met but has only talked to on the telephone solely about work. IV. A young man believes he's made a powerful connection to a stranger, a young woman, in the simple act of lighting her cigarette, and proceeds to convince her of the same and as such that there is a future for them from that point on, and not at some unspecified time down the road. V. A high school senior, who has been dumped by his girlfriend just before senior prom, is given a gift by his local pharmacist, Mr. Riccoli, the senior not understanding the full implication of the gift until the full process of prom night is over. VI. Each on their way to their first official date together after what started out solely as a one night stand, Gus and Lydia each contemplate not keeping the date. VII. Isabelle, a retired opera diva, has returned to a hotel where she's stayed many times and where she has strong memories of encou… (Read More)

Locations:hotel
Characters:photographer
Story:statue of liberty new york city,  empire state building manhattan new york city,  new york city skyline,  yiddish,  times square manhattan new york city,  being followed,  male virgin,  street life,  following someone,  brooklyn new york city,  black american,  manhattan new york city,  undressing,  camera,  watching tv,  computer,  mirror,  underwear,  cell phone,  new york city,  photograph,  african american,  father son relationship,  flashback,  kiss,  death

The Nice Guys (2016) is one of the best movies like The Dictator (2012)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Action

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Locations:hotel
Period:1970s
Story:reading a newspaper,  assassination attempt,  misogyny,  20th century,  stupidity,  following someone,  walkie talkie,  overalls,  protest,  prologue,  flash forward,  gay slur,  f word,  sunglasses,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  motorcycle,  corpse,  fire,  lesbian kiss,  african american,  flashback,  death,  murder,  violence,  fight

C.r.a.z.y. (2005)
Comedy, Drama

C.r.a.z.y. (2005)

Born Christmas Day 1960, Zac Beaulieu is the fourth of five sons of Gervais and Laurianne Beaulieu. Zac feels somewhat disconnected to his brothers, all of whom are different from each other. They include the bookworm Christian who is the eldest, the dumb jock Antoine who is third, and the youngest Yvan. But Zac has the most contempt for his second eldest brother, the shiftless druggie Raymond. To his devout Catholic mother, Zac is her miracle son, both for being born the same day as Jesus Christ (a fact which Zac has always hated), and because a Tupperware-selling mystic once told her that he has the power to heal. Laurianne has always coddled Zac, the two who have a special if unspoken bond. But Zac wants more to please his father, who wants more than anything in his sons that they grow up to be man's men and not sissies. As Zac goes through his mid-teens to early twenties, Zac isn't sure if he can live up to the ideals of either his mother or especially his father. A young man with stress-induced asthma, Zac just wants to be what he considers normal, which includes getting rid of his asthma. But more importantly, he wants to get rid of the underlying thoughts that he has and which most going through puberty have, but that for him are becoming more prevalent as he grows older. (Read More)

Themes:funeral
Locations:israel
Characters:boy,  doctor
Period:1970s
Story:camel,  arab,  closeted homosexual,  childbirth,  cousin cousin relationship,  liar,  coffin,  apology,  gay slur,  sunglasses,  lie,  undressing,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  mirror,  motorcycle,  underwear,  pregnancy,  photograph,  father son relationship,  masturbation,  fight,  flashback,  kiss,  death

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