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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,  bored,  business tycoon,  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,  zoo,  millionaire,  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,  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,  dog,  blood

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

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

After Hours (1985) is one of the best movies like The Game (1997)
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

Before I Go To Sleep (2014)
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:hotel room,  hitchcockian,  watch,  broken glass,  key,  ambulance,  subjective camera,  hallucination,  neo noir,  cell phone,  shower,  surprise ending,  chase,  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:elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Story:hotel room,  car in water,  hitchcockian,  businessman,  taxi,  watching tv,  neo noir,  cell phone,  shower,  surprise ending,  blood,  gun,  dog

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

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,  flat tire,  isolation,  product placement,  ambulance,  subjective camera,  taxi,  neo noir,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  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

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

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

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

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. (Read More)

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

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

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. (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

The Matador (2005) is one of the best movies like The Game (1997)
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

Disclosure (1994)
Drama, Thriller

Disclosure (1994)

Sexual harassment is the theme, but here it is the man who is harassed by his new female boss. A high-flying executive, Meredith, is out to ruin her former lover, who she's just beaten to the top job in an electronics company, using every trick in the book.

Themes:paranoia
Locations:office,  elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Period:1990s
Story:manipulation,  product placement,  watching tv,  cell phone,  shower,  surprise ending

Stay (2005)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Stay (2005)

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

Themes:suicide
Characters:waitress
Story:suicide attempt,  key,  underwater scene,  ambulance,  subjective camera,  birthday,  taxi,  shower,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  dog,  gun,  blood

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. (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

No Way Out (1987) is one of the best movies like The Game (1997)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

No Way Out (1987)

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

Themes:claustrophobia,  paranoia,  suicide
Locations:office,  elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Story:hitchcockian,  phone booth,  taxi,  falling from height,  neo noir,  surprise ending,  chase,  gun

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

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

Funny Games (1997)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Funny Games (1997)

Two seemingly well-educated young men, who call each other Paul and Peter among other names, approach a family on vacation. They are, apparently, friends of the neighbors, and, at the beginning, their true intentions are not known, but soon, the family is imprisoned and tortured in its own house violently, which the viewers are forced mostly to imagine and to share a certain complicity with the criminals. It might be some kind of game with the lives of husband, wife, son, and dog, but why are they doing it? (Read More)

Themes:humiliation,  kidnapping
Story:mind game,  game,  watching tv,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  two word title,  blood,  dog

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) is one of the best movies like The Game (1997)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)

CIA chief Hunley (Baldwin) convinces a Senate committee to disband the IMF (Impossible Mission Force), of which Ethan Hunt (Cruise) is a key member. Hunley argues that the IMF is too reckless. Now on his own, Hunt goes after a shadowy and deadly rogue organization called the Syndicate.

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:hotel,  restaurant
Story:jumping from a car,  phone booth,  manipulation,  key,  underwater scene,  subjective camera,  falling from height,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character

Death Note (2017)
Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Action

Death Note (2017)

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

Themes:kidnapping,  suicide
Locations:restaurant
Story:hotel room,  product placement,  underwater scene,  subjective camera,  falling from height,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  blood,  gun

The Conversation (1974)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Conversation (1974)

Harry Caul is a devout Catholic and a lover of jazz music who plays his saxophone while listening to his jazz records. He is a San Francisco-based electronic surveillance expert who owns and operates his own small surveillance business. He is renowned within the profession as being the best, one who designs and constructs his own surveillance equipment. He is an intensely private and solitary man in both his personal and professional life, which especially irks Stan, his business associate who often feels shut out of what is happening with their work. This privacy, which includes not letting anyone into his apartment and always telephoning his clients from pay phones is, in part, intended to control what happens around him. His and Stan's latest job (a difficult one) is to record the private discussion of a young couple meeting in crowded and noisy Union Square. The arrangement with his client, known only to him as "the director", is to provide the audio recording of the discussion and photographs of the couple directly to him alone in return for payment. Based on circumstances with the director's assistant, Martin Stett, and what Harry ultimately hears on the recording, Harry believes that the lives of the young couple are in jeopardy. Harry used to be detached from what he recorded, but is now concerned ever since the deaths of three people that were the direct result of a previous audio recording he made for another job. Harry not only has to decide if he will turn the rec… (Read More)

Themes:claustrophobia,  tragedy,  paranoia
Locations:elevator,  hotel
Story:hotel room,  phone booth,  san francisco california,  key,  birthday,  neo noir,  shower,  surprise ending,  dog,  blood

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

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

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

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

Dragonfly (2002) is one of the best movies like The Game (1997)
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

Audition (1999)
Drama, Horror, Mystery

Audition (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
Period:1990s
Story:housekeeper,  suicide attempt,  businessman,  ambulance,  subjective camera,  hallucination,  watching tv,  cell phone,  title spoken by character,  dog,  blood

The Graduate (1967)
Comedy, Drama

The Graduate (1967)

Ben has recently graduated from college, with his parents now expecting great things from him. At his "Homecoming" party, Mrs. Robinson, the wife of his father's business partner, has Ben drive her home, which leads to an affair between the two. The affair eventually ends, but comes back to haunt him when he finds himself falling for Elaine, Mrs. Robinson's daughter. (Read More)

Themes:humiliation
Locations:hotel
Story:hotel room,  bored,  running away,  zoo,  phone booth,  underwater scene,  subjective camera,  watching tv,  two word title

Inferno (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Inferno (2016)

Famous symbologist on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world's population. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  kidnapping,  suicide
Locations:hotel,  restaurant
Story:underwater scene,  ambulance,  subjective camera,  hallucination,  taxi,  falling from height,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  dog,  blood

Strange Days (1995) is one of the best movies like The Game (1997)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Strange Days (1995)

Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a murderer killing a prostitute. Lenny investigates and is pulled deeper and deeper in a whirl of blackmail, murder and rape. Will he survive and solve the case? (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  suicide
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Period:1990s
Story:product placement,  underwater scene,  falling from height,  neo noir,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  two word title,  dog,  blood

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:humiliation
Locations:elevator,  hotel
Story:happy birthday to you,  hotel lobby,  hotel room,  phone booth,  subjective camera,  birthday,  taxi,  chase,  title spoken by character,  gun,  dog,  blood

Sneakers (1992)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Sneakers (1992)

Martin Bishop is the head of a group of experts who specialise in testing security systems. When he is blackmailed by Government agents into stealing a top secret black box, the team find themselves embroiled in a game of danger and intrigue. After they recover the box, they discover that it has the capability to decode all existing encryption systems around the world, and that the agents who hired them didn't work for the Government after all... (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  kidnapping
Locations:office,  elevator,  restaurant
Period:1990s
Story:elevator shaft,  game,  san francisco california,  product placement,  watching tv,  surprise ending,  chase,  dog

Wicker Park (2004)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Wicker Park (2004)

Matthew, a young advertising executive in Chicago, puts his life and a business trip to China on hold when he thinks he sees Lisa, the love of his life who walked out on him without a word two years earlier, walking out of a restaurant one day. With a little help from his friend Luke, Matthew obsessively and relentlessly tracks Lisa down and while doing so, runs into another young woman calling herself Lisa whom, unknown to Matthew, is an actress named Alex and may hold the key to Lisa's disappearance, and discovery. (Read More)

Locations:hotel,  restaurant
Story:phone booth,  manipulation,  product placement,  key,  neo noir,  shower,  title spoken by character

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

A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

In a totalitarian society in a near future, the undercover detective Bob Archor is working with a small time group of drug users trying to reach the big distributors of a brain-damaging drug called Substance D. His assignment is promoted by the recovery center New Path Corporation, and when Bob begins to lose his own identity and have schizophrenic behavior, he is submitted to tests to check his mental conditions. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia
Locations:office
Characters:waitress
Story:suicide attempt,  manipulation,  subjective camera,  hallucination,  neo noir,  cell phone,  shower,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  blood,  dog

Secret Window (2004)
Mystery, Thriller

Secret Window (2004)

Mort Rainey is a successful writer going through a rather unfriendly divorce from his wife of ten years, Amy. Alone and bitter in his cabin, he continues to work on his writing when a stranger named John Shooter shows up on his doorstep, claiming Rainey stole his story. Mort says he can prove the story belongs to him and not Shooter, but while Mort digs around for the magazine which published the story in question years ago, things begin to happen around Shooter. Mort's dog dies, people begin to die, and his divorce proceedings with Amy continue to get uglier. It seems that Shooter has Mort over a barrel, but perhaps Mort has his own ideas on how to resolve all the problems that plague him lately. (Read More)

Themes:claustrophobia,  paranoia
Locations:restaurant
Story:car in water,  watch,  isolation,  product placement,  key,  hallucination,  falling from height,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  blood,  dog,  gun

Trance (2013)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Trance (2013)

A fine art auctioneer mixed up with a gang joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur the stakes rise faster than anyone could have anticipated.

Themes:paranoia,  kidnapping
Locations:elevator,  restaurant
Story:mind game,  manipulation,  underwater scene,  subjective camera,  hallucination,  neo noir,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  blood

88 Minutes (2007) is one of the best movies like The Game (1997)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

88 Minutes (2007)

In Seattle, the successful forensic psychiatrist and college professor Jack Gramm is in evidence since he was responsible for the condemnation of the serial killer Jon Forster, influencing the jury to sentence him to the death row. Jon accuses Jack of manipulation, inducing one witness and sister of one of his victims to testify against him. On the eve of Jon's execution, Jack receives a phone call telling him that he has only eighty-eight minutes of life, while a killer is copycatting Jon, killing women with the same "modus-operandi" and is investigated by Seattle Slayer Task Force. With the support of associate Shelly Barnes, an FBI agent, his friend Frank Parks, and his assistant Kim Cummings, Jack investigates some weird and problematic students, a security guard of the campus and the woman with whom he had one night stand. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia
Locations:elevator
Period:1990s
Story:manipulation,  product placement,  ambulance,  taxi,  falling from height,  watching tv,  neo noir,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  gun,  blood

Sleuth (2007)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Sleuth (2007)

Two extremely clever British men are in a game of trickery and deceit. Andrew Wyke, an aging famous author who lives alone in a high-tech mansion, after his wife Maggie has left him for a younger man; and Milo Tindle, an aspiring actor, equipped with charm and wit, who demonstrates both qualities once again. When Wyke invites Tindle to his mansion, Tindle seeks to convince the former into letting his wife go by signing the divorce paper. However, Wyke seems far more interested in playing mind games with his wife's new lover, and lures him into a series of actions he thoroughly planned in seeking revenge on his unfaithful spouse. (Read More)

Themes:humiliation
Locations:elevator
Story:mind game,  blank bullet,  game,  manipulation,  falling from height,  watching tv

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: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,  dog,  gun,  blood

Cape Fear (1991)
Crime, Thriller

Cape Fear (1991)

Sam Bowden ('Nick Nolte' (qv))is a small-town corporate attorney/"Leave It to Beaver" type family-man. Max Cady ('Robert De Niro' (qv)) is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years, ago Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a serious error: he hid a document from his illiterate client that could have gotten him acquitted. Now, the cagey, bibliophile Cady has been released, and he intends to teach Sam Bowden and his family a thing or two about loss. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Story:mind game,  yuppie,  underwater scene,  hallucination,  neo noir,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  blood,  dog,  gun

Brick Mansions (2014) is one of the best movies like The Game (1997)
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

Panic Room (2002)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Panic Room (2002)

Recently divorced Meg Altman and her daughter Sarah have bought a new home in New York. On their tour around the mansion, they come across the panic room. A room so secure, that no one can get in. When three burglars break in, Meg makes a move to the panic room. But all her troubles don't stop there. The criminals know where she is, and what they require the most in the house is in that very room. (Read More)

Locations:elevator
Story:mind game,  hitchcockian,  millionaire,  manipulation,  product placement,  key,  ambulance,  neo noir,  cell phone,  title spoken by character,  blood,  gun

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

Fracture (2007)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Fracture (2007)

Wealthy, brilliant, and meticulous Ted Crawford, a structural engineer in Los Angeles, shoots his wife and entraps her lover. He signs a confession; at the arraignment, he asserts his rights to represent himself and asks the court to move immediately to trial. The prosecutor is Willy Beachum, a hotshot who's soon to join a fancy civil-law firm, told by everyone it's an open and shut case. Crawford sees Beachum's weakness, the hairline fracture of his character: Willy's a winner. The engineer sets in motion a clockwork crime with all the objects moving in ways he predicts. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Locations:office,  elevator,  hotel
Story:mind game,  manipulation,  product placement,  neo noir,  cell phone,  shower,  surprise ending,  blood,  gun

Blow Out (1981) is one of the best movies like The Game (1997)
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

Split (2016)
Horror, Thriller

Split (2016)

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

Themes:tragedy,  paranoia,  kidnapping
Story:zoo,  ambulance,  subjective camera,  birthday,  taxi,  watching tv,  neo noir,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  blood,  dog

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