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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)

This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist ('Daniel Craig (I)' (qv)), as he investigates the disappearance of a wealthy patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander ('Rooney Mara' (qv)). As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined. (Read More)

Themes:vengeance, blackmail, deception, torture, infidelity, revenge
Locations:elevator, snow
Characters:bible, lawyer
Period:1960s
Story:computer hacker, journalist, hacker, disappearance, background check, libel, female hacker, research, bible quote, corrupt lawyer, murder investigation, rape and revenge, anal rape, tattoo parlor, girl in panties, investigation, crime scene photograph, white panties, bisexual lead character, newspaper archive

Man Som Hatar Kvinnor (2009)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Man Som Hatar Kvinnor (2009)

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle suspects murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, ruthless computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from almost forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history; but, the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves. (Read More)

Themes:blackmail, torture, revenge
Locations:snow
Characters:bible, lawyer
Story:computer hacker, hacker, journalist, island, female hacker, disappearance, corrupt lawyer, rape and revenge, anal rape, bisexual lead character, gender in title, forced blow job, libel, hit with a golf club, year 1966, mob of reporters, stockholm sweden, goth girl, patricide, cottage

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:deception, torture, revenge
Locations:elevator, snow
Story:bisexual woman, action heroine, strong female lead, phone booth, revelation, punk, umbrella, character repeating someone else's dialogue, news report, sniper, man with glasses, exploding car, bridge, disguise, london england, slow motion scene, investigation, motorcycle, car accident, corpse

Chugyeogja (2008)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Chugyeogja (2008)

Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds a clue that the vanished girls were all called up by a same client whom one of his girls is meeting with right now.

Themes:torture, revenge
Locations:elevator
Story:hit with a golf club, killing an animal, disappearance, umbrella, character repeating someone else's dialogue, news report, severed head, subway, bound and gagged, police station, slow motion scene, investigation, car accident, serial killer, rain, corpse, panties, photograph, cigarette smoking, bare chested male

Taking Lives (2004) is one of the best movies like The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Taking Lives (2004)

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

Themes:deception, revenge
Locations:elevator, snow
Story:murder investigation, serial killer, lens flare, strong female lead, gothic, strong female character, umbrella, character repeating someone else's dialogue, news report, man with glasses, severed head, exploding car, bridge, disguise, police station, slow motion scene, investigation, car accident, rain, corpse

Flickan Som Lekte Med Elden (2009)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Flickan Som Lekte Med Elden (2009)

Mikael Blomkvist, publisher of Millennium magazine, has made his living exposing the crooked and corrupt practices of establishment Swedish figures. So when a young journalist approaches him with a meticulously researched thesis about sex trafficking in Sweden and those in high office who abuse underage girls, Blomkvist immediately throws himself into the investigation. This is why Flickan Som Lekte Med Elden (2009) is one of the best movies like The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011). (Read More)

Themes:torture, revenge
Characters:lawyer
Story:female hacker, journalist, bisexual lead character, gender in title, woman punching a man, stockholm sweden, hacker, strong female lead, tied to a bed, strong female character, female pubic hair, disguise, investigation, topless female nudity, rape, lesbian kiss, tattoo, cigarette smoking, based on novel, sex scene

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:blackmail, deception, revenge
Locations:elevator
Story:computer hacker, female in shower, lens flare, fraud, revelation, laptop, umbrella, news report, subway, slow motion scene, motorcycle, car accident, rain, corpse, pistol, surprise ending, photograph, cigarette smoking, bare chested male, based on novel

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

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. (Read More)

Themes:deception, torture, revenge
Locations:elevator
Story:parade, revelation, fireplace, laptop, older man younger woman relationship, character repeating someone else's dialogue, exploding car, subway, bridge, police station, island, slow motion scene, investigation, motorcycle, corpse, train, pistol, surprise ending, knife, tattoo

Kick-ass 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

After Kick-Ass' insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist -- reborn as The Mother F%&*^r -- only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world's first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she's forced to retire-leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world's first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there's only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all. (Read More)

Themes:deception, torture, revenge
Locations:elevator
Story:woman punching a man, attempted robbery, german shepherd, taser, lens flare, gash in the face, action heroine, strong female lead, strong female character, uncle nephew relationship, character repeating someone else's dialogue, news report, severed head, exploding car, disguise, police station, slow motion scene, motorcycle, corpse, pistol

Old Boy (2013)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Old Boy (2013)

An advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.

Themes:deception, torture, revenge
Characters:bible
Story:woman punching a man, gas, video surveillance, father daughter incest, revelation, laptop, umbrella, character repeating someone else's dialogue, news report, dysfunctional family, investigation, rain, corpse, rape, pistol, surprise ending, knife, tattoo, cigarette smoking, father daughter relationship

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. This is why Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011). (Read More)

Themes:deception, torture, revenge
Story:computer hacker, taser, hacker, tied to a bed, laptop, news report, sniper, exploding car, subway, bridge, bound and gagged, london england, investigation, motorcycle, car accident, rain, corpse, pistol, surprise ending, knife

The Salton Sea (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Salton Sea (2002)

After the murder of his beloved wife, Danny Parker is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey he befriends slacker Jimmy the Finn and becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons. Danny is antagonized by undercover narcotics agents and sadistic dealer Pooh-Bear. (Read More)

Themes:blackmail, deception, torture, revenge
Story:wiretap, taser, killing an animal, revelation, disguise, slow motion scene, motorcycle, rain, corpse, pistol, surprise ending, lesbian kiss, knife, tattoo, photograph, cigarette smoking, bare chested male, sex scene, murder, death

Sinister (2012) is one of the best movies like The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Sinister (2012)

True-crime writer Ellison Oswalt moves himself and his family into a house where a horrific crime took place earlier, but his family doesn't know. He begins researching the crime so that he can write a new book about it to help his flailing career. He uses some "snuff" film footage he finds in the house to help him in his research, but he soon finds more than he bargained for. There is a figure in each of the films but who or what is it? As a result, his family start to suffer (as does he) and things take a turn for the worse. Will they survive? (Read More)

Story:google, patricide, bag over head, lens flare, research, tied to a bed, revelation, laptop, disappearance, man with glasses, bound and gagged, investigation, knife, photograph, cigarette smoking, father daughter relationship, death, murder

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

Harry Brown (2009)

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

Themes:deception, torture, revenge
Locations:elevator
Characters:lawyer
Story:crime scene photograph, video recording, attempted robbery, bag over head, suffocation, revelation, uncle nephew relationship, threat, exploding car, police station, london england, investigation, motorcycle, car accident, corpse, rape, pistol, surprise ending, knife, tattoo

Allegiant (2016)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love. (Read More)

Themes:deception, revenge
Locations:elevator
Characters:lawyer
Story:gas, bag over head, video surveillance, gash in the face, action heroine, strong female lead, revelation, strong female character, character repeating someone else's dialogue, exploding car, undressing, slow motion scene, car accident, rain, corpse, train, pistol, surprise ending, knife, tattoo

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. This is why Cape Fear (1991) is one of the best movies like The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011). (Read More)

Themes:deception, torture, infidelity, revenge
Locations:elevator
Characters:lawyer, bible
Story:bible quote, older man young girl relationship, gash in the face, parade, killing an animal, gothic, man with glasses, bound and gagged, dysfunctional family, police station, rape, slow motion scene, serial killer, corpse, pistol, panties, surprise ending, knife, tattoo, cigarette smoking

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is one of the best movies like The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city.

Themes:deception, torture, revenge
Locations:elevator, snow
Characters:lawyer
Story:attempted robbery, gas, bag over head, lens flare, action heroine, revelation, fireplace, laptop, threat, character repeating someone else's dialogue, news report, sniper, man with glasses, exploding car, subway, bridge, disguise, bound and gagged, police station, investigation

Righteous Kill (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Righteous Kill (2008)

Turk and Rooster, two aging NYPD detectives and longtime partners, are hunting a serial killer who is murdering sociopathic criminals. They both have personal issues, and when they start working with a younger investigative team, Perez and Riley, tensions between the two teams is inevitable, especially since Turk is now living with Perez's ex-girlfriend, also a homicide detective. (Read More)

Story:murder investigation, clothes ripping, child molester, video surveillance, notebook, revelation, subway, motorcycle, serial killer, corpse, rape, pistol, surprise ending, cigarette smoking, bare chested male, death, murder, flashback

Jack Reacher (2012)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher (2012)

In an innocent heartland city, five are shot dead by an expert sniper. The police quickly identify and arrest the culprit, and build a slam-dunk case. But instead of confessing, the accused man writes the words, "Get Jack Reacher." Reacher himself sees the news report and turns up in the city. The defense is immensely relieved, but Reacher has come to bury the guy. Shocked at the accused's request, Reacher sets out to confirm for himself the absolute certainty of the man's guilt, but comes up with more than he bargained for. (Read More)

Themes:deception, infidelity
Locations:elevator
Characters:lawyer
Story:sniper, investigator, murder investigation, taser, suffocation, lens flare, threat, character repeating someone else's dialogue, news report, bridge, police station, investigation, rain, corpse, pistol, surprise ending, knife, father daughter relationship, bare chested male, based on novel

The Black Dahlia (2006)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Black Dahlia (2006)

In 1946, the former boxers Dwight "Bucky" Bleichert and Lee Blanchard are policemen in Los Angeles. Lee has a good relationship with his chief and uses a box fight between them to promote the department and get a raise to the police force. They succeed and are promoted to homicide detectives, working together. Bucky becomes a close friend of Lee and his girlfriend Kay Lake, forming a triangle of love. When the corpse of the aspirant actress 'Elizabeth Short (I)' is found mutilated, Lee becomes obsessed to solve the case called by the press Black Dahlia. Meanwhile, Bucky's investigation leads him to a Madeleine Linscott, the daughter of a powerful and wealthy constructor that resembles the Black Dahlia. In an environment of corruption and lies, Bucky discloses hidden truths. (Read More)

Themes:blackmail, deception, torture
Story:girl in panties, white panties, lesbian bar, father daughter incest, gash in the face, anti semitism, killing an animal, police station, slow motion scene, investigation, motorcycle, rain, corpse, topless female nudity, pistol, panties, lesbian kiss, knife, photograph, cigarette smoking

Total Recall (2012) is one of the best movies like The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Total Recall (2012)

For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man as he finds himself on the run from the police. This is why Total Recall (2012) is one of the best movies like The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011). (Read More)

Themes:deception, torture
Locations:elevator
Story:taser, lens flare, action heroine, strong female lead, railway station, phone booth, strong female character, character repeating someone else's dialogue, news report, subway, disguise, slow motion scene, rain, pistol, surprise ending, knife, bare chested male, murder, death, flashback

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:torture, revenge
Story:computer hacker, murder investigation, dead cat, taser, strong female lead, killing an animal, man with glasses, bridge, bound and gagged, investigation, car accident, serial killer, rain, corpse, surprise ending, photograph, murder, death

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician.

Themes:blackmail, deception, torture, revenge
Story:taser, phone booth, killing an animal, fireplace, umbrella, character repeating someone else's dialogue, sniper, exploding car, dysfunctional family, police station, slow motion scene, investigation, car accident, corpse, topless female nudity, pistol, surprise ending, knife, tattoo, photograph

American Assassin (2017)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East. (Read More)

Themes:deception, torture, revenge
Locations:elevator
Story:bag over head, uncle niece relationship, action heroine, laptop, character repeating someone else's dialogue, news report, sniper, man with glasses, exploding car, london england, slow motion scene, investigation, motorcycle, car accident, corpse, train, topless female nudity, pistol, surprise ending, knife

Oldeuboi (2003) is one of the best movies like The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)
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:torture, revenge
Locations:elevator, snow
Story:bible quote, stockholm sweden, birthday present, notebook, father daughter incest, brother sister incest, phone booth, umbrella, older man younger woman relationship, subway, police station, undressing, slow motion scene, rain, corpse, surprise ending, knife, tattoo, photograph, cigarette smoking

Sabotage (2014)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Sabotage (2014)

An elite DEA team raids the safe house of a drug cartel and hide $10 million in the plumbing. When they go back to retrieve the money it is not there. The team is under investigation for the missing $10 million. Then after a couple months the investigation is lifted. The team trains together again and then celebrates at a strip club. Then one of the team is murdered. He wakes up in his RV on railroad tracks. Then a second team member is nailed to the ceiling. The third team member is gunned down at his remote cabin. There is a female City of Atlanta investigator in charge of the murders. After investigating the cartel angle, the twisted truth comes to light. This is why Sabotage (2014) is one of the best movies like The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011). (Read More)

Themes:deception, torture, infidelity, revenge
Story:investigation, bag over head, investigator, lens flare, revelation, character repeating someone else's dialogue, sniper, bound and gagged, slow motion scene, motorcycle, corpse, topless female nudity, pistol, surprise ending, lesbian kiss, knife, tattoo, photograph, cigarette smoking, bare chested male

Mindhunters (2004)
Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Mindhunters (2004)

On a remote island, the FBI has a training program for their psychological profiling division, called "Mindhunters", used to track down serial killers. The training goes horribly wrong, however, when a group of seven young agents discover that one of them is a serial killer, and is setting about slaying the others. Can the few that are left figure out who the killer is in time? (Read More)

Themes:torture
Locations:elevator, snow
Story:island, crime scene photograph, serial killer, dead cat, video surveillance, revelation, severed head, slow motion scene, pistol, surprise ending, tattoo, photograph, cigarette smoking, flashback, death, murder

Se7en (1995)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Se7en (1995)

A film about two homicide detectives' ('Morgan Freeman (I)' (qv) and ('Brad Pitt' (qv) desperate hunt for a serial killer who justifies his crimes as absolution for the world's ignorance of the Seven Deadly Sins. The movie takes us from the tortured remains of one victim to the next as the sociopathic "John Doe" ('Kevin Spacey' (qv)) sermonizes to Detectives Somerset and Mills -- one sin at a time. The sin of Gluttony comes first and the murderer's terrible capacity is graphically demonstrated in the dark and subdued tones characteristic of film noir. The seasoned and cultured but jaded Somerset researches the Seven Deadly Sins in an effort to understand the killer's modus operandi while the bright but green and impulsive Detective Mills (Pitt) scoffs at his efforts to get inside the mind of a killer... (Read More)

Themes:torture, revenge
Characters:bible, lawyer
Story:serial killer, murder investigation, girl in panties, white panties, age difference, tied to a bed, gothic, news report, severed head, subway, police station, investigation, car accident, rain, corpse, rape, pistol, panties, surprise ending, photograph

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001) is one of the best movies like The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)

The year is 2071. Following a terrorist bombing, a deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars and the government has issued a 300 million woo-long reward, the largest bounty in history, for the capture of whoever is behind it. The bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop; Spike, Faye, Jet and Ed, take the case with hopes of cashing in the bounty. However, the mystery surrounding the man responsible, Vincent, goes deeper than they ever imagined, and they aren't the only ones hunting him. The original creators of the virus have dispatched Electra to deal with Vincent and take out anyone who may stumble on the truth behind him. As the hunt for the man with no past and no future continues to escalate, they begin to question what about the world is reality and what is a dream as the line between sanity and insanity becomes more apparent. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:elevator
Story:computer hacker, attempted robbery, hacker, action heroine, railway station, parade, news report, exploding car, subway, bridge, disguise, slow motion scene, investigation, rain, corpse, pistol, surprise ending, tattoo, cigarette smoking, bare chested male

The Bone Collector (1999)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Bone Collector (1999)

Quadripeligic ex-cop Lincoln Rhyme was looking forward to his assisted suicide when he got the news: some sicko was abducting people in a taxi and leaving them to die in particularly sadistic ways. With time counting down between each abduction and possible death, Rhyme recruits rather-unwilling Amelia Donaghy, haunted by her cop father's suicide and thinking she's next, into working the crime scenes to track down the killer. (Read More)

Themes:deception, torture, revenge
Story:murder investigation, mob of reporters, suffocation, gothic, revelation, man with glasses, subway, bound and gagged, police station, slow motion scene, investigation, serial killer, corpse, train, pistol, surprise ending, knife, tattoo, photograph, bare chested male

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. This is why Central Intelligence (2016) is one of the best movies like The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011). (Read More)

Themes:deception, torture, revenge
Locations:elevator
Characters:lawyer
Story:secret code, young version of character, taser, revelation, laptop, threat, disappearance, exploding car, bridge, bound and gagged, undressing, slow motion scene, motorcycle, car accident, pistol, surprise ending, knife, tattoo, photograph, bare chested male

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:deception, revenge
Characters:bible
Story:computer hacker, gothic, revelation, news report, severed head, disguise, police station, london england, slow motion scene, corpse, pistol, surprise ending, lesbian kiss, knife, photograph, father daughter relationship, bare chested male, death, murder, flashback

Homefront (2013) is one of the best movies like The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Homefront (2013)

Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his actions against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his bosses son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9 year old daughter, Maddy. He decides to quit the turbulent and demanding life of thrill for Maddy's sake and retires to a small town. His daughter fights off a boy who is bullying her at school, and this sets in motion a round of events that end in his direct confrontation with the local Meth drug lord. His past history with the biker gang also enters the arena, making matters more complex. But he has a mission in his mind to protect his daughter and he is ready to pay any cost that it demands. (Read More)

Themes:deception, torture, revenge
Characters:lawyer
Story:lens flare, threat, character repeating someone else's dialogue, sniper, exploding car, bridge, disguise, dysfunctional family, slow motion scene, motorcycle, car accident, train, pistol, surprise ending, knife, tattoo, cigarette smoking, father daughter relationship, based on novel, death

Red Lights (2012)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Red Lights (2012)

The skeptical psychologist Dr. Margaret Matheson and her assistant, physicist Tom Buckley, are specialists in disclosing fraudulent paranormal phenomena. When the famous psychic Simon Silver reappears to his public after many years of absence, Tom becomes singularly obsessed in determining whether Silver is a fraud or not. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Story:young version of character, lens flare, fraud, revelation, threat, umbrella, character repeating someone else's dialogue, news report, investigation, rain, surprise ending, photograph, bare chested male, flashback

Morgan (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Themes:deception, revenge
Story:video recording, young version of character, gash in the face, revelation, laptop, character repeating someone else's dialogue, man with glasses, investigation, car accident, corpse, pistol, surprise ending, knife, bare chested male, death, murder, flashback

Patriots Day (2016)
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. This is why Patriots Day (2016) is one of the best movies like The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011). (Read More)

Themes:deception
Story:murder investigation, attempted robbery, laptop, news report, sniper, man with glasses, exploding car, police station, slow motion scene, investigation, motorcycle, car accident, corpse, pistol, surprise ending, knife, tattoo, photograph, cigarette smoking, bare chested male

Triple 9 (2016) is one of the best movies like The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Triple 9 (2016)

In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. (Read More)

Themes:blackmail, deception, torture, revenge
Locations:elevator
Story:bag over head, taser, suffocation, lens flare, uncle nephew relationship, laptop, news report, severed head, exploding car, bound and gagged, police station, investigation, car accident, corpse, topless female nudity, pistol, surprise ending, knife, tattoo, photograph

3 Days To Kill (2014)
Action, Drama, Thriller

3 Days To Kill (2014)

Dying of brain cancer, a dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he's previously kept at arm's length to keep out of danger; but first, he must complete one last mission - even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunt down the world's most ruthless terrorist and look after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years while his wife is out of town. (Read More)

Themes:deception, torture
Locations:elevator, snow
Story:tattoo parlor, teenage daughter, lens flare, exploding car, subway, disguise, bound and gagged, police station, slow motion scene, car accident, corpse, pistol, surprise ending, knife, tattoo, photograph, father daughter relationship, flashback, death, murder

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

After accomplishing the assignment of dismantling a human trafficking organization, the former military and drifter Jack Reacher goes to Washington to invite his liaison, Major Susan Turner, to have dinner with him. However, he meets her substitute, Colonel Sam Morgan, who explains that Major Turner has been arrested and accused of espionage. Jack seeks out her veteran lawyer, Colonel Bob Moorcroft, who explains that Major Turner has also been accused of the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Further, he also tells Jack he is being sued, accused by a woman of being the father of her fifteen year-old daughter, Samantha. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. He sees that Turner and he have been framed and also that Turner will be killed by two assassins. However, he rescues her and they flee. Soon, they realize that there is a conspiracy involving military people from the army and a government contractor that is a powerful arms dealer. Jack also learns that Samantha is in danger and Turner and he rescue her. They decide to protect her since a skilled assassin is hunting them down while they try to find the motive of the conspiracy. Who can be trusted? (Read More)

Themes:deception, torture, revenge
Characters:lawyer
Story:taser, gash in the face, action heroine, parade, revelation, laptop, umbrella, character repeating someone else's dialogue, exploding car, disguise, slow motion scene, investigation, car accident, rain, corpse, pistol, surprise ending, knife, photograph, bare chested male

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:vengeance, deception, revenge
Locations:elevator
Story:lens flare, laptop, character repeating someone else's dialogue, news report, disguise, journalist, police station, slow motion scene, investigation, car accident, corpse, rape, pistol, surprise ending, photograph, bare chested male, death, flashback, murder

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013) is one of the best movies like The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

The G.I. Joe team is framed for crimes against the country by Zartan, disguised as the President, and Cobra Commander has all the world leaders under his influence, with their advanced warheads headed towards innocent populaces around the world. Outnumbered and outgunned, the surviving team members form a plan with their original leader, General Joseph Colton, to rescue the President and face off Cobra Commander, his accomplices and the world leaders. This is why G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013) is one of the best movies like The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011). (Read More)

Themes:deception, torture, revenge
Locations:snow
Story:young version of character, lens flare, action heroine, character repeating someone else's dialogue, news report, sniper, exploding car, bridge, disguise, london england, slow motion scene, motorcycle, corpse, pistol, surprise ending, knife, bare chested male, death, murder, flashback

Ne Le Dis A Personne (2006)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Ne Le Dis A Personne (2006)

The pediatrician Alexandre Beck misses his beloved wife Margot Beck, who was brutally murdered eight years ago when he was the prime suspect. When two bodies are found near where the corpse of Margot was dumped, the police reopen the case and Alex becomes suspect again. The mystery increases when Alex receives an e-mail showing Margot older and alive. (Read More)

Themes:blackmail, torture, infidelity
Locations:elevator
Characters:lawyer
Story:murder investigation, wiretap, dead cat, video surveillance, revelation, threat, foreign language adaptation, man with glasses, police station, undressing, slow motion scene, investigation, car accident, serial killer, corpse, rape, lesbian kiss, photograph, cigarette smoking, murder

The Stepfather (2009)
Crime, Thriller

The Stepfather (2009)

Michael Harding returns home from military school to find his mother happily in love and living with her new boyfriend, David. As the two men get to know each other, Michael becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand. Is he really the man of her dreams or could David be hiding a dark side? (Read More)

Themes:deception
Story:murder investigation, white panties, head wound, bag over head, suffocation, police station, slow motion scene, serial killer, rain, corpse, panties, surprise ending, knife, bare chested male, murder, flashback

Middle Men (2009)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Middle Men (2009)

Wayne Beering and Buck Dolby are drugged out geniuses with lots of ideas but they can never seem to get their act together. But when they come up with the idea to create a porn site - and charge for it (the first ever site to do so), their idea may be too lucrative for them to handle. Straight-laced business man, Jack Harris, is brought in to team up with them and turn their profitable idea into a legit business. Making money in the pornography industry is pretty easy, but staying true to yourself when surrounded by that much wealth, luxury, sex, crime and temptations, is much harder. (Read More)

Themes:blackmail, deception, infidelity
Characters:lawyer
Story:older man younger woman, young version of character, bag over head, threat, character repeating someone else's dialogue, man with glasses, slow motion scene, rain, corpse, topless female nudity, pistol, photograph, cigarette smoking, bare chested male, sex scene, murder, flashback

Jason Bourne (2016) is one of the best movies like The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Action, Thriller

Jason Bourne (2016)

Jason Bourne is again being hunted by the CIA. It begins when Nicky Parson a former CIA operative who helped Bourne, who went under and now works with a man who's a whistle blower and is out to expose the CIA's black ops. Nicky hacks into the CIA and downloads everything on all their Black Ops, including Treadstone which Bourne was a part of. And Heather Lee, a CIA agent, discovers the hack and brings it to the attention of CIA Director Dewey, the man behind the Black Ops. He orders Parsons be found and, hopefully, Bourne, too. (Read More)

Themes:deception, torture, revenge
Locations:elevator
Story:female hacker, computer hacker, google, video surveillance, notebook, revelation, strong female character, laptop, sniper, exploding car, disguise, london england, investigation, motorcycle, car accident, train, pistol, surprise ending, knife, tattoo

Scream 3 (2000)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 3 (2000)

A new film is currently in production, and a killer is on the loose. The murders draw a reporter, ex-cop, and young woman to the set of the movie inspired by their life. They soon find out that they are dealing with a trilogy, and in a trilogy...anything can happen. This is why Scream 3 (2000) is one of the best movies like The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011). (Read More)

Themes:deception, revenge
Story:hit with a golf club, gas, taser, strong female lead, revelation, strong female character, character repeating someone else's dialogue, news report, bound and gagged, journalist, police station, investigation, car accident, serial killer, corpse, pistol, surprise ending, knife, photograph, cigarette smoking

Self/less (2015)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Self/less (2015)

An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

Themes:deception, revenge
Story:video recording, taser, revelation, laptop, character repeating someone else's dialogue, exploding car, bridge, island, slow motion scene, investigation, car accident, corpse, pistol, surprise ending, tattoo, photograph, father daughter relationship, bare chested male, death, murder

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

Mick Haller is a defense lawyer who works out of his Lincoln. When a wealthy Realtor is accused of assaulting a prostitute, Haller is asked to defend him. The man claims that the woman is trying to get some money out of him. But when Haller looks at the evidence against him, he learns that this case might be linked to an old case of his. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:elevator
Characters:lawyer
Story:video surveillance, lens flare, character repeating someone else's dialogue, investigation, rape, pistol, surprise ending, knife, photograph, bare chested male, based on novel, sex scene, murder, flashback, death

Survivor (2015) is one of the best movies like The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Survivor (2015)

A State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in the line of fire and she is targeted for death and framed for crimes. Discredited, she is forced to go on the run while she tries to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year's Eve in Times Square. (Read More)

Themes:deception, revenge
Story:gash in the face, laptop, news report, sniper, exploding car, subway, disguise, london england, slow motion scene, motorcycle, corpse, pistol, surprise ending, knife, photograph, murder, death, flashback

Rising Sun (1993)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Rising Sun (1993)

At the offices of a Japanese corporation, during a party, a woman, who's evidently a professional mistress, is found dead, apparently after some rough sex. A police detective, Web Smith is called in to investigate but before getting there, he gets a call from someone who instructs him to pick up John Connor, a former police Captain and expert on Japanese affairs. When they arrive there Web thinks that everything is obvious but Connor tells him that there's a lot more going on. (Read More)

Themes:blackmail, infidelity, revenge
Locations:elevator
Characters:lawyer
Story:older man younger woman, older man younger woman relationship, news report, exploding car, journalist, police station, investigation, corpse, pistol, surprise ending, photograph, cigarette smoking, father daughter relationship, based on novel, murder

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