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The Game (1997)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Game (1997)

Nicholas Van Orton is a very wealthy San Francisco banker, but he is an absolute loner, even spending his birthday alone. In the year of his 48th birthday (the age his father committed suicide) his brother Conrad, who has gone long ago and surrendered to addictions of all kinds, suddenly returns and gives Nicholas a card giving him entry to unusual entertainment provided by something called Consumer Recreation Services (CRS). Giving in to curiosity, Nicholas visits CRS and all kinds of weird and bad things start to happen to him. (Read More)

Themes:claustrophobia,  humiliation,  tragedy,  paranoia,  kidnapping,  suicide
Locations:office,  elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:waitress
Period:1990s
Story:mind game,  happy birthday to you,  elevator shaft,  hotel lobby,  hotel room,  blood on hand,  cutting one's hand on broken glass,  falling through a glass roof,  smoke detector,  business tycoon,  bored,  blank bullet,  free fall,  control freak,  white rabbit,  rich snob,  jumping from a car,  car in water,  loss of control,  identity crisis,  hitchcockian,  yuppie,  watch,  running away,  flat tire,  midlife crisis,  housekeeper,  broken glass,  millionaire,  zoo,  phone booth,  game,  graffiti,  isolation,  suicide attempt,  manipulation,  san francisco california,  product placement,  key,  businessman,  underwater scene,  ambulance,  subjective camera,  hallucination,  birthday,  taxi,  falling from height,  watching tv,  neo noir,  cell phone,  brother brother relationship,  shower,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  blood,  dog,  gun

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:humiliation,  kidnapping,  suicide
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Story:hotel room,  broken glass,  phone booth,  game,  suicide attempt,  subjective camera,  hallucination,  birthday,  taxi,  falling from height,  watching tv,  neo noir,  cell phone,  shower,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  blood,  dog

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Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  kidnapping
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Story:hotel room,  car in water,  watch,  phone booth,  game,  manipulation,  product placement,  underwater scene,  taxi,  falling from height,  neo noir,  surprise ending,  chase,  two word title,  blood,  gun

Paranoia (2013)
Drama, Thriller

Paranoia (2013)

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

Themes:paranoia
Locations:office,  elevator,  restaurant
Story:game,  manipulation,  product placement,  taxi,  watching tv,  neo noir,  cell phone,  shower,  surprise ending,  chase,  blood

Before I Go To Sleep (2014) is one of the best movies like The Game (1997)
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:tragedy,  paranoia
Locations:elevator,  hotel
Period:1990s
Story:watch,  hotel room,  hitchcockian,  broken glass,  key,  ambulance,  subjective camera,  hallucination,  neo noir,  cell phone,  shower,  surprise ending,  chase,  blood

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Seeking Justice (2011)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Seeking Justice (2011)

In New Orleans, English teacher of the high school Rampart High, Will Gerard, and his wife, musician Laura Gerard, are in love with each other. One night, Laura leaves a rehearsal and is assaulted, while Will is playing chess with his friend Jimmy. Will is visiting her in hospital when, out of the blue, a stranger named Simon tells him that he belongs to an organization of vigilantes and offers to eliminate the assailant. In return, the organisation would want a favor from Will in the future. Will agrees, and the criminal is murdered. Six months later, Simon collects his debt with Will. He demands that Will kill Alan Marsh, a pedophile. Will accidentally kills Alan and soon he learns that the victim was an awarded journalist that was investigating the organization. Now he seeks evidences to prove his innocence but the network of the organization is powerful and is seeking Will out to eliminate him. This is why Seeking Justice (2011) is one of the best movies like The Game (1997). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  kidnapping
Locations:elevator,  restaurant
Story:flat tire,  zoo,  graffiti,  manipulation,  product placement,  taxi,  falling from height,  neo noir,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  blood

Derailed (2005)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Derailed (2005)

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

Locations:hotel,  elevator,  restaurant
Story:hotel room,  car in water,  hitchcockian,  businessman,  taxi,  watching tv,  neo noir,  cell phone,  shower,  surprise ending,  gun,  dog,  blood

Devil (2010)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Devil (2010)

In Philadelphia, Detective Bowden is still grieving for his wife and son, killed in a hit-and-run five years ago. When someone jumps from a skyscraper onto a truck, Bowden is sent to investigate. Meanwhile, five strangers are trapped in an elevator in the building where the jumper committed suicide. The communication radio in the elevator is broken but the guards, Lustig and Ramirez, observe the individuals via CCTV as events unfold. Tensions run high among those trapped, so Lustig calls the police and Detective Bowden assumes the case. Without being able to contact the individuals, he tries to work out who they are, but he can only account for four of them. Time is running out for the occupants of the elevator, as Bowden realizes he has to get them out quickly. (Read More)

Themes:claustrophobia,  suicide
Locations:elevator
Story:elevator shaft,  hitchcockian,  manipulation,  businessman,  subjective camera,  falling from height,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  blood

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P2 (2007) is one of the best movies like The Game (1997)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

P2 (2007)

The story centers on a corporate climber who gets stuck working late on Christmas Eve and finds herself the target of an unhinged security guard. With no help in sight, the woman must overcome physical and psychological challenges to survive.

Themes:paranoia,  kidnapping
Locations:office,  elevator
Story:mind game,  watch,  flat tire,  isolation,  product placement,  ambulance,  subjective camera,  taxi,  neo noir,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  blood,  dog

Dressed To Kill (1980)
Mystery, Thriller

Dressed To Kill (1980)

While taking a shower, Kate Miller, a middle-aged, sexually frustrated New York City housewife, has a rape fantasy while her husband stands at the sink shaving. Later that day, after complaining to her psychiatrist Dr. Robert Elliott about her husband's pathetic performance in bed, she meets a strange man at a museum and returns to his apartment where they continue an adulterous encounter that began in the taxicab. Before she leaves his apartment, she finds papers which certify that the man has a venereal disease. Panicked, Kate rushes into the elevator, but has to return to his apartment when she realizes she's forgotten her wedding ring. When the elevator doors open, she's brutally slashed to death by a tall blonde woman wearing dark sunglasses. Liz Blake, a high-class call girl, is the only witness to the murder and she becomes the prime suspect and the murderess's next target. Liz is rescued from being killed by Kate's son Peter, who enlists the help of Liz to catch his mother's killer as Detective Marino who's in charge of the case is uncooperative in the investigation. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia
Locations:office,  elevator
Story:mind game,  hitchcockian,  broken glass,  manipulation,  subjective camera,  hallucination,  taxi,  neo noir,  shower,  surprise ending,  chase

House On Haunted Hill (1999)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

House On Haunted Hill (1999)

When an eccentric millionaire offer a group of opposites $1,000,000 to spend the night in a so called "Haunted House" with a murderous past, they figure it is a quick way to get quick money and leave. All of them are sure it is some made up story just to mess with their heads a little and test their courage. But, once they stay in the house they start to think about the mistake they made in coming there when mysterious things start to happen. This is why House On Haunted Hill (1999) is one of the best movies like The Game (1997). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia
Locations:elevator
Period:1990s
Story:rich snob,  broken glass,  millionaire,  game,  subjective camera,  hallucination,  birthday,  watching tv,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  blood

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Phone Booth (2002)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Phone Booth (2002)

Stu Shepard is a fast talking and wise cracking New York City publicist who gets out of trouble and lies with his clever charm, connections, and charisma. Stu's greatest lie is to his wife Kelly, who he is cheating on with his girlfriend, Pam. Upon answering a call in a phone booth in belief it is Pam, Stu is on the line with a dangerous yet intelligent psychopath with a sniper rifle. When realizing it is not a joke, Stu is placed in a powerful mind game of wits and corruption. The New York City Police eventually arrive thereafter and demand Stu comes out of the phone booth- but how can he when if he hangs up or leaves the booth he will die? (Read More)

Themes:humiliation
Story:phone booth,  mind game,  hitchcockian,  game,  product placement,  ambulance,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  gun

The Edge (1997) is one of the best movies like The Game (1997)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

The Edge (1997)

A model has her rich, much older husband come with her to a photo shoot. But when their plane crashes in the middle of nowhere, a strong mind game erupts between the clever husband and the jealous young photographer as they try to get back to civilization.

Story:mind game,  happy birthday to you,  watch,  millionaire,  game,  isolation,  birthday,  blood

Brick Mansions (2014)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:elevator,  restaurant
Characters:waitress
Story:jumping from a car,  ambulance,  falling from height,  neo noir,  cell phone,  shower,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  two word title

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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. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:office,  elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Story:blood on hand,  underwater scene,  ambulance,  watching tv,  cell phone,  shower,  two word title,  gun,  blood

Nick Of Time (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Nick Of Time (1995)

Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones. Pretending to be cops, Smith and Jones kidnap Lynn and confront Gene with a simple choice -- kill California governor Eleanor Grant in 90 minutes or less, or Lynn will die. Watson is given a gun, six bullets, and a name tag, and he is told to go to the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and kill Eleanor, who is giving an afternoon speech. While Jones is watching Lynn in a van, Smith watches Watson in order to prevent Watson from alerting the authorities. Watson must quickly find some way to get himself and Lynn out of this seemingly impossible situation. This is why Nick Of Time (1995) is one of the best movies like The Game (1997). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  kidnapping
Locations:hotel,  elevator
Period:1990s
Story:hitchcockian,  manipulation,  product placement,  key,  subjective camera,  taxi,  falling from height,  watching tv,  neo noir,  surprise ending,  chase,  gun,  blood

Nocturnal Animals (2016) is one of the best movies like The Game (1997)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

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

Themes:humiliation,  paranoia,  kidnapping
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Story:flat tire,  manipulation,  businessman,  neo noir,  cell phone,  shower,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  blood,  gun

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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,  kidnapping
Locations:restaurant
Story:car in water,  product placement,  key,  underwater scene,  ambulance,  subjective camera,  taxi,  neo noir,  cell phone,  shower,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  blood

Flatliners (1990)
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:tragedy,  paranoia,  suicide
Characters:waitress
Period:1990s
Story:phone booth,  manipulation,  subjective camera,  hallucination,  falling from height,  watching tv,  neo noir,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  dog,  blood

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

The Matador (2005)

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

Themes:paranoia
Locations:hotel,  restaurant
Story:hotel lobby,  hotel room,  businessman,  underwater scene,  hallucination,  birthday,  taxi,  watching tv,  cell phone,  shower,  gun,  dog,  blood

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The Bodyguard (1992) is one of the best movies like The Game (1997)
Action, Drama, Music, Romance

The Bodyguard (1992)

A pop singer has been receiving threatening notes, and her manager hires a bodyguard known for his good work. The bodyguard ruffles the singer's feathers and most of her entourage by tightening security more than they feel is necessary. The bodyguard is haunted by the fact that he was on Reagan's secret service staff but wasn't there to prevent the attack by Hinckley. Eventually the bodyguard and the singer start an affair, and she begins to believe his precautions are necessary when the stalker strikes close to home. This is why The Bodyguard (1992) is one of the best movies like The Game (1997). (Read More)

Themes:humiliation,  paranoia
Locations:hotel,  restaurant
Period:1990s
Story:broken glass,  manipulation,  ambulance,  hallucination,  falling from height,  chase,  title spoken by character,  blood,  gun,  dog

Scanners (1981)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Scanners (1981)

Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn't, and converts him to their cause - to destroy the underground movement. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  suicide
Locations:hotel
Story:phone booth,  product placement,  subjective camera,  hallucination,  taxi,  falling from height,  brother brother relationship,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  blood

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:humiliation,  tragedy,  paranoia,  kidnapping
Locations:elevator
Story:flat tire,  manipulation,  ambulance,  subjective camera,  falling from height,  neo noir,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  gun,  blood

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Wall Street (1987)
Crime, Drama

Wall Street (1987)

On the Wall Street of the 1980s, Bud Fox is a stockbroker full of ambition, doing whatever he can to make his way to the top. Admiring the power of the unsparing corporate raider Gordon Gekko, Fox entices Gekko into mentoring him by providing insider trading. As Fox becomes embroiled in greed and underhanded schemes, his decisions eventually threaten the livelihood of his scrupulous father. Faced with this dilemma, Fox questions his loyalties. (Read More)

Locations:office,  elevator,  restaurant
Story:happy birthday to you,  business tycoon,  yuppie,  millionaire,  manipulation,  businessman,  birthday,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  blood

American Psycho (2000) is one of the best movies like The Game (1997)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

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

Themes:paranoia
Locations:office,  restaurant
Story:identity crisis,  yuppie,  phone booth,  businessman,  ambulance,  taxi,  watching tv,  neo noir,  cell phone,  shower,  surprise ending,  chase,  two word title,  gun,  blood,  dog

Runaway Jury (2003)
Drama, Thriller

Runaway Jury (2003)

Wendell Rohr is a torts lawyer taking on the gun lobby. Rankin Fitch is the jury consultant for the Defendants and between them the battle is for the hearts and minds of the jury. But there is someone on the inside. Nicholas Easter is a juror with a girlfriend, Marlee, on the outside. they have a past ..... and their own agenda. This is why Runaway Jury (2003) is one of the best movies like The Game (1997). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  suicide
Locations:restaurant
Characters:waitress
Story:happy birthday to you,  suicide attempt,  manipulation,  ambulance,  birthday,  taxi,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  gun,  blood

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Untraceable (2008)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Untraceable (2008)

A secret service agent, Jennifer Marsh, gets caught in a very personal and deadly cat-and-mouse game with a serial killer who knows that people (being what they are - both curious and drawn to the dark side of things) will log onto an "untraceable" website where he conducts violent and painful murders LIVE on the net. The more people who log on and enter the website, the quicker and more violently the victim dies. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  suicide
Story:game,  product placement,  subjective camera,  birthday,  falling from height,  watching tv,  cell phone,  shower,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  blood,  gun

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:paranoia,  suicide
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Story:manipulation,  product placement,  falling from height,  neo noir,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  blood,  dog,  gun

Odishon (1999) is one of the best movies like The Game (1997)
Drama, Horror, Mystery

Odishon (1999)

In Tokyo, Shigeharu Aoyama is a widower that grieves the loss of his wife and raises his son Shigehiko Aoyama alone. Seven years later, the teenage Shigehiko asks why his middle-aged father does not remarry and Shigeharu meets his friend Yasuhisa Yoshikawa, who is a film producer, and tells his intention. However, Shigeharu has difficulties to approach to available women to date and Yasuhisa decide to organize a sham audition for casting the lead actress for the fake movie. They receive several portfolios of candidates and Shigeharu becomes obsessed by the gorgeous Asami Yamazaki. Despite the advice of the experienced Yasuhisa, Shigeharu calls Asami to date and he falls for her. But who is the mysterious Asami? (Read More)

Themes:humiliation,  paranoia
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Story:housekeeper,  suicide attempt,  businessman,  ambulance,  subjective camera,  hallucination,  watching tv,  cell phone,  title spoken by character,  dog,  blood

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Enough (2002)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Enough (2002)

An abused woman discovers that the dream man she married isn't who she thought he was. She and her daughter try to escape (aided by her previous boyfriend), but he pursues her relentlessly. Fearing also for the safety of her daughter, she decides that there's only one way out of the marriage: kill him. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:hotel
Characters:waitress
Story:running away,  broken glass,  zoo,  san francisco california,  businessman,  cell phone,  shower,  chase,  gun

Deception (2008)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Deception (2008)

Cat and mouse. Jonathan McQuarry is an auditor in Manhattan, moving from office to office checking their books. While working late, a smooth and well-dressed man named Wyatt Bose chats Jonathan up, offers him a joint, and soon they're pals. When their cell phones are accidentally swapped, Jonathan answers Wyatt's phone to a series of women asking if he's free tonight. Jonathan discovers it's a sex club: busy powerful people meet each other anonymously in hotels. Jonathan falls for one of the club members, whom he knows only as "S," whom he's also seen on a subway. When she goes missing, patterns emerge and Jonathan faces demands involving violence and lots of money. This is why Deception (2008) is one of the best movies like The Game (1997). (Read More)

Locations:office,  elevator,  hotel
Story:hotel room,  businessman,  ambulance,  taxi,  watching tv,  cell phone,  shower,  gun,  blood

Baby Driver (2017)
Action, Crime, Music, Thriller

Baby Driver (2017)

Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Deborah, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music? (Read More)

Themes:paranoia
Locations:elevator,  restaurant
Characters:waitress
Story:jumping from a car,  flat tire,  manipulation,  product placement,  subjective camera,  falling from height,  watching tv,  neo noir,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  gun,  blood

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A Hologram For The King (2016) is one of the best movies like The Game (1997)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

A Hologram For The King (2016)

Locations:elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:waitress
Story:hotel room,  businessman,  underwater scene,  hallucination,  taxi,  watching tv,  shower,  blood,  gun

Cake (2014)
Drama

Cake (2014)

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

Themes:tragedy,  suicide
Locations:hotel,  restaurant
Story:hotel room,  housekeeper,  suicide attempt,  birthday,  title spoken by character

The Transporter Refueled (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The Transporter Refueled (2015)

Frank Martin, played by newcomer Ed Skrein, a former special-ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life - or so he thinks - transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank's father (Ray Stevenson) pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme-fatale, Anna (Loan Chabanol), and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century. Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women out for revenge. From the producers of LUCY and the TAKEN trilogy, THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED is a fresh personification of the iconic role of Frank Martin, that launches the high-octane franchise into the present-day and introduces it to the next generation of thrill-seekers. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  kidnapping
Locations:hotel,  restaurant
Period:1990s
Story:game,  manipulation,  product placement,  key,  underwater scene,  ambulance,  falling from height,  watching tv,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase

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

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:paranoia,  kidnapping
Story:manipulation,  product placement,  subjective camera,  birthday,  watching tv,  neo noir,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  two word title,  gun,  blood

16 Blocks (2006) is one of the best movies like The Game (1997)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

16 Blocks (2006)

Jack Mosley, a burnt-out detective, is assigned the unenviable task of transporting a fast-talking convict from jail to a courthouse 16 blocks away. However, along the way he learns that the man is supposed to testify against Mosley's colleagues, and the entire NYPD wants him dead. Mosley must choose between loyalty to his colleagues and protecting the witness, and never has such a short distance seemed so long... (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  kidnapping
Locations:office,  elevator
Story:flat tire,  ambulance,  birthday,  watching tv,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  blood,  gun

Lovelace (2013)
Biography, Drama

Lovelace (2013)

Themes:humiliation
Locations:hotel,  restaurant
Story:hotel room,  manipulation,  underwater scene,  taxi,  watching tv,  chase,  title spoken by character,  gun,  blood

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After Hours (1985)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

After Hours (1985)

A meek word processor impulsively travels to Manhattan's Soho District to date an attractive but apparently disturbed young woman and finds himself trapped there in a nightmarishly surreal vortex of improbable coincidences and farcical circumstances.

Themes:paranoia,  suicide
Locations:office,  restaurant
Characters:waitress
Story:watch,  graffiti,  key,  taxi,  watching tv,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  blood

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:tragedy,  paranoia
Locations:elevator
Story:suicide attempt,  product placement,  underwater scene,  ambulance,  hallucination,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  gun

Nurse Betty (2000) is one of the best movies like The Game (1997)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

Nurse Betty (2000)

A Kansas City waitress with dreams of becoming a nurse becomes delusional after seeing her no-good car salesman husband murdered. Becoming delusional from shock, she becomes convinced that she is the former fiancee of her soap opera idol. What she also believes is that the soap opera is real and goes to LA to find the hospital where he works as a cardiologist. Meanwhile, her husband's murderers are searching for the drugs stolen by her husband and, as luck would have it, they are stored in the trunk of the car she drove off in. Freeman, an aging hit man planning his retirement after this job, also becomes delusional about the woman he is tracking. This is why Nurse Betty (2000) is one of the best movies like The Game (1997). (Read More)

Themes:tragedy
Locations:restaurant
Characters:waitress
Story:hotel room,  ambulance,  hallucination,  birthday,  watching tv,  neo noir,  chase,  gun,  blood

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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. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  kidnapping,  suicide
Story:suicide attempt,  manipulation,  product placement,  key,  hallucination,  taxi,  falling from height,  surprise ending,  chase,  gun,  blood

High-rise (2015)
Drama

High-rise (2015)

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

Themes:paranoia,  kidnapping,  suicide
Locations:elevator
Story:elevator shaft,  underwater scene,  subjective camera,  falling from height,  watching tv,  shower,  title spoken by character,  gun,  dog,  blood

Killers (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance, Thriller

Killers (2010)

Spencer Aimes is just your average, undercover, government-hired super-assassin accustomed to a life of exotic European locales, flashy sports cars and even flashier women. But when he meets Jen Kornfeldt, a beautiful, fun-loving computer tech recovering from a bad break-up, he finds true love...and happily trades international intrigue for domestic bliss. Three years later, Spencer and Jen are still enjoying a picture-perfect marriage - that is, until the morning after Spencer's 30th birthday. That's when Spencer and Jen learn he's the target of a multi-million dollar hit. Even worse, the hired killers have been stalking the happy couple for years, and could be anyone: friends, neighbors, the grocery store clerk, even that crabby old guy shuffling across the street. Now Spencer and Jen are on the run for their lives. As their suburban paradise turns into a paranoid game of dodge-the-bullet, they must find out who wants Spencer dead and why, all the while trying to save their marriage, manage his in-laws, keep up neighborly appearances ... and just plain survive. (Read More)

Locations:elevator,  hotel
Story:hotel room,  game,  underwater scene,  birthday,  taxi,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  gun

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Patriots Day (2016) is one of the best movies like The Game (1997)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  paranoia,  kidnapping
Locations:restaurant
Story:product placement,  ambulance,  watching tv,  neo noir,  cell phone,  brother brother relationship,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  dog,  blood,  gun

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. This is why Southland Tales (2006) is one of the best movies like The Game (1997). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  kidnapping,  suicide
Locations:office,  elevator
Story:suicide attempt,  manipulation,  product placement,  key,  ambulance,  subjective camera,  falling from height,  watching tv,  neo noir,  cell phone,  brother brother relationship,  surprise ending,  chase,  two word title,  gun,  blood,  dog

Basic Instinct (1992)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Basic Instinct (1992)

A former rock star, Johnny Boz, is brutally killed during sex, and the case is assigned to detective Nick Curran of the SFPD. During the investigation, Nick meets Catherine Tramell, a crime novelist who was Boz's girlfriend when he died. Catherine proves to be a very clever and manipulative woman, and though Nick is more or less convinced that she murdered Boz, he is unable to find any evidence. Later, when Nilsen, Nick's rival in the police, is killed, Nick suspects of Catherine's involvement in it. He then starts to play a dangerous lust-filled mind game with Catherine to nail her, but as their relationship progresses, the body count rises and contradicting evidences force Nick to start questioning his own suspicions about Catherine's guilt. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia
Locations:elevator
Period:1990s
Story:mind game,  hitchcockian,  game,  manipulation,  san francisco california,  subjective camera,  watching tv,  neo noir,  surprise ending,  chase,  two word title,  gun,  blood

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The East (2013)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller

The East (2013)

A successful operative for an elite private intelligence firm is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.

Themes:tragedy
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Story:ambulance,  taxi,  neo noir,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  dog

Colossal (2016) is one of the best movies like The Game (1997)
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:paranoia
Locations:hotel
Characters:waitress
Story:hotel room,  manipulation,  product placement,  ambulance,  taxi,  watching tv,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  blood

Blow Out (1981)
Mystery, Thriller

Blow Out (1981)

This stylish Brian De Palma thriller plays off the theme of the unsuspecting witness who discovers a crime and is thereby put in grave danger, but with a novel twist. Jack Terry is a master sound recordist who works on grade-B horror movies. Late one evening, he is recording sounds for use in his movies when he hears something unexpected through his sound equipment and records it. Curiosity gets the better of him when the media become involved, and he begins to unravel the pieces of a nefarious conspiracy. As he struggles to survive against his shadowy enemies and expose the truth, he does not know whom he can trust. (Read More)

Themes:claustrophobia,  paranoia
Story:car in water,  hitchcockian,  phone booth,  graffiti,  underwater scene,  neo noir,  shower,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  gun

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