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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:absurdism,  inheritance,  wealth,  greed,  poetry,  humiliation,  conspiracy,  theft,  racism,  wedding,  escape,  jealousy,  money,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:hotel,  sewer,  museum,  rooftop,  courtroom,  elevator,  bicycle,  bathtub,  cemetery,  snow,  church
Characters:writer,  boy,  baker,  german,  french,  maid,  artist,  thief,  lawyer,  policeman,  soldier,  friend
Period:winter,  1930s,  1960s,  1980s
Story:valuable painting,  concierge,  painting,  pastry box,  pastry shop,  pastry chef,  bunk bed,  staff,  last will and testament,  pushed off a cliff,  rope ladder,  border guard,  severed finger,  speaking to audience,  central europe,  eastern europe,  escape from prison,  confession booth,  prison escape,  stabbed to death,  reading a newspaper,  author,  elevator operator,  happy birthday to you,  art theft,  hit with a rifle butt,  stolen painting,  reading a letter,  newspaper headline,  secret society,  persian cat,  police arrest,  black cat,  dead cat,  two on a motorcycle,  motorcycle riding,  hotel kitchen,  hotel owner,  wedding gown,  luxury hotel,  hotel lobby,  talking to a corpse,  prison break,  passenger train,  man crying,  shoeshine boy,  hotel room,  little boy,  telephone call,  marriage proposal,  foot chase,  police whistle,  death squad,  reference to egon schiele,  murder of sister,  hanging from a ledge,  chapter titles,  lying in state,  coat check,  84 year old,  kissing a dead body,  loaf of bread,  laundry chute,  wicker basket,  flashback within a flashback,  delivery truck,  madcap comedy,  knocking on door,  sommelier,  bunk,  ski jump,  clubfoot,  strychnine,  bobsled,  pomposity,  trap door,  sledding,  dumbwaiter,  pantry,  year 1932,  catacombs,  deposition,  scent,  three sisters,  internment camp,  wall safe,  bond,  exhibit,  abbey,  bellhop,  pastry,  poisoned,  penis slur,  on the lam,  bullhorn,  switch,  speaker,  stabbed,  cologne,  observatory,  skier,  snitch,  toy gun,  mentor protege relationship,  year 1985,  hooded figure,  fictional country,  multiple time frames,  cable car,  suit of armor,  alibi,  visa,  will,  hay,  turban,  oath,  streetcar,  tennis court,  trolley,  finger,  sled,  birthmark,  tear on cheek,  luggage,  year 1968,  first person narration,  merry go round,  casket,  firing squad,  trapdoor,  alps,  memorial,  facial scar,  monument,  carousel,  plan,  spa,  inmate,  telegram,  code,  coward,  vanity,  sense of smell,  document,  heir,  perfume,  police chief,  fall from height,  cheese,  cripple,  cookie,  old lady,  barking dog,  border crossing,  flask,  jury,  hideout,  tombstone,  spiral staircase,  confessional,  motorbike,  alarm,  subtitles,  post war,  narrated by character,  monastery,  saving a life,  being followed,  handshake,  present,  pipe smoking,  death of sister,  imprisonment,  pajamas,  siren,  lantern,  snowing,  cliff,  black eye,  skiing,  convict,  fascism,  black and white scene,  title appears in writing,  rose,  butler,  animated sequence,  bloody nose,  guest,  attorney,  telescope,  guard,  following someone,  part animation,  monk,  ladder,  bride,  audience,  phone booth,  servant,  watching a movie,  nosebleed,  hiding,  treasure,  law,  farce,  waiter,  poem,  eyeglasses,  flirting,  henchman,  older woman younger man relationship,  hate,  europe,  typewriter,  refugee,  handgun,  cinema,  rat,  witness,  gift,  pursuit,  statue,  poison,  fugitive,  pay phone,  champagne,  uniform,  binoculars,  grave,  flash forward,  theater,  gas station,  confession,  talking to the camera,  gunshot,  looking at the camera,  old woman,  voice over,  bath,  fictional war,  drawing,  coffin,  no opening credits,  painter,  severed head,  trial,  nun,  judge,  nonlinear timeline,  immigrant,  prisoner,  widow,  army,  eating,  montage,  stabbing,  mountain,  axe,  strangulation,  old man,  candle,  wine,  flashlight,  orphan,  newspaper,  gay slur,  subjective camera,  bisexual,  decapitation,  f word,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  dead body,  birthday,  place name in title,  running,  psychopath,  tears,  rifle,  taxi,  book,  letter,  secret,  gunfight,  arrest,  bus,  sister sister relationship,  cat,  punched in the face,  face slap,  motorcycle,  police officer,  black comedy,  food,  swimming pool,  corpse,  shootout,  prison,  crying,  train,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  singing,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  sex,  interview,  gun,  flashback,  dog,  murder,  police,  blood,  violence,  kiss

Woman In Gold (2015)
Biography, Drama, History

Woman In Gold (2015)

Maria Altman sought to regain a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II. She did so not just to regain what was rightfully hers, but also to obtain some measure of justice for the death, destruction, and massive art theft perpetrated by the Nazis.

Themes:humiliation,  theft,  escape,  money
Locations:museum,  courtroom,  elevator,  bicycle,  cemetery,  hotel
Characters:german,  lawyer,  friend
Story:last will and testament,  art theft,  telephone call,  speaker,  telegram,  perfume,  heir,  handshake,  death of sister,  attorney,  eyeglasses,  refugee,  pursuit,  flash forward,  old woman,  painter,  trial,  judge,  nonlinear timeline,  montage,  old man,  newspaper,  f word,  telephone,  running,  tears,  rifle,  taxi,  book,  painting,  letter,  arrest,  sister sister relationship,  crying,  chase,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  death,  murder

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Mortdecai (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance

Mortdecai (2015)

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

Themes:conspiracy,  theft,  escape,  money
Locations:elevator,  bathtub,  hotel
Characters:artist,  thief,  policeman
Story:art theft,  stolen painting,  hotel room,  telephone call,  foot chase,  switch,  suit of armor,  finger,  code,  sense of smell,  cheese,  pajamas,  animated sequence,  bloody nose,  ladder,  servant,  eyeglasses,  henchman,  pursuit,  flash forward,  gunshot,  coffin,  no opening credits,  widow,  eating,  old man,  wine,  f word,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  dead body,  running,  rifle,  book,  painting,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  face slap,  motorcycle,  food,  swimming pool,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  blood,  dog,  kiss,  police,  sex,  gun,  murder

Cloud Atlas (2012)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi

Cloud Atlas (2012)

Everything is connected: an 1849 diary of an ocean voyage across the Pacific; letters from a composer to his lover; a thriller about a conspiracy at a nuclear power plant; a farce about a publisher in a nursing home; a rebellious clone in futuristic Korea; and the tale of a tribe living on post-apocalyptic Hawaii far in the future. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy,  escape,  money,  friendship
Locations:elevator,  bicycle,  bathtub,  snow
Characters:lawyer,  writer,  policeman,  boy,  friend
Period:1930s
Story:last will and testament,  passenger train,  telephone call,  birthmark,  tear on cheek,  facial scar,  spiral staircase,  present,  snowing,  title appears in writing,  law,  farce,  eyeglasses,  typewriter,  pursuit,  pay phone,  author,  flash forward,  gunshot,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  eating,  stabbing,  old man,  candle,  flashlight,  newspaper,  subjective camera,  f word,  telephone,  dead body,  running,  tears,  rifle,  taxi,  book,  letter,  secret,  arrest,  cat,  punched in the face,  face slap,  food,  swimming pool,  corpse,  shootout,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  chase,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  dog,  blood,  kiss,  murder,  death,  flashback,  interview,  gun

Trois Couleurs: Blanc (1994) is one of the best movies like The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Trois Couleurs: Blanc (1994)

Karol (Polish) marries Domininque (French) and moves to Paris. The marriage breaks down and Dominique divorces Karol, forcing him into the life of a metro beggar and eventually back to Poland. However, he never forgets Dominique and while building a new life for himself in Warsaw he begins to plot... (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  humiliation,  theft,  wedding,  marriage,  money,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  cemetery,  snow,  church
Characters:french,  thief,  lawyer,  friend
Period:winter
Story:last will and testament,  hotel room,  telephone call,  luggage,  casket,  guard,  bride,  phone booth,  hiding,  typewriter,  handgun,  statue,  pay phone,  binoculars,  grave,  coffin,  trial,  judge,  strangulation,  old man,  f word,  dead body,  tears,  arrest,  punched in the face,  black comedy,  corpse,  prison,  crying,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  police,  kiss,  blood,  flashback,  sex,  gun

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Hugo (2011)
Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

Hugo (2011)

Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn't work without a special key. Hugo needs to find the key to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets George Melies, a shopkeeper, who works in the train station, and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past. This is why Hugo (2011) is one of the best movies like The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). (Read More)

Themes:poetry,  escape,  friendship
Locations:museum,  bathtub,  cemetery,  snow
Characters:boy,  french,  artist,  thief,  writer,  policeman,  friend
Period:1930s
Story:orphan,  secret,  little boy,  train,  telephone call,  foot chase,  wicker basket,  pastry,  merry go round,  carousel,  flask,  spiral staircase,  saving a life,  being followed,  lantern,  snowing,  guard,  following someone,  ladder,  audience,  watching a movie,  hiding,  poem,  cinema,  pursuit,  statue,  uniform,  author,  grave,  theater,  bath,  drawing,  no opening credits,  montage,  old man,  newspaper,  subjective camera,  telephone,  dead body,  running,  tears,  book,  arrest,  cat,  police officer,  food,  corpse,  crying,  chase,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  death,  dog,  flashback,  police

Persepolis (2007)
Animation, Biography, Drama, War

Persepolis (2007)

In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study for a better life. However, this change proves an equally difficult trial with the young woman finding herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  wedding,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  bicycle,  bathtub,  cemetery,  snow
Characters:baker,  thief,  policeman,  soldier,  boy,  friend
Period:1980s
Story:telephone call,  murder of sister,  trolley,  birthmark,  firing squad,  tombstone,  pipe smoking,  death of sister,  pajamas,  siren,  watching a movie,  hiding,  law,  refugee,  pursuit,  pay phone,  grave,  flash forward,  old woman,  trial,  nun,  army,  eating,  mountain,  old man,  wine,  flashlight,  newspaper,  dead body,  running,  tears,  rifle,  taxi,  book,  arrest,  cat,  motorcycle,  food,  corpse,  prison,  crying,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  blood,  murder,  police,  kiss,  death,  dog,  flashback

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:conspiracy,  theft,  money
Locations:courtroom,  church
Characters:lawyer,  thief,  policeman
Story:jury,  happy birthday to you,  telephone call,  foot chase,  streetcar,  sense of smell,  being followed,  black and white scene,  attorney,  guard,  following someone,  law,  pursuit,  statue,  pay phone,  flash forward,  gunshot,  trial,  judge,  widow,  eating,  montage,  candle,  telephone,  birthday,  psychopath,  rifle,  taxi,  secret,  arrest,  bus,  sister sister relationship,  black comedy,  food,  chase,  knife,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  gun,  mother son relationship,  blood,  murder,  sex,  death

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Oldeuboi (2003) is one of the best movies like The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
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,  money,  conspiracy,  jealousy,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  bicycle,  snow,  hotel
Characters:friend
Story:imprisonment,  hotel room,  telephone call,  murder of sister,  plan,  death of sister,  snowing,  title appears in writing,  animated sequence,  bloody nose,  phone booth,  flirting,  hate,  fugitive,  pay phone,  flash forward,  nun,  prisoner,  eating,  montage,  stabbing,  strangulation,  flashlight,  newspaper,  subjective camera,  birthday,  running,  taxi,  book,  secret,  food,  corpse,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  singing,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  death,  flashback,  dog,  police,  kiss,  blood,  murder,  violence

Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

New Rochelle, the 1960s. High schooler Frank Abagnale Jr. idolizes his father, who's in trouble with the IRS. When his parents separate, Frank runs away to Manhattan with $25 in his checking account, vowing to regain dad's losses and get his parents back together. Just a few years later, the FBI tracks him down in France; he's extradited, tried, and jailed for passing more than $4,000,000 in bad checks. Along the way, he's posed as a Pan Am pilot, a pediatrician, and an attorney. And, from nearly the beginning of this life of crime, he's been pursued by a dour FBI agent, Carl Hanratty. What starts as cat and mouse becomes something akin to father and son. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  money
Locations:courtroom,  snow,  hotel,  church
Characters:maid,  thief,  lawyer
Period:1960s
Story:police arrest,  marriage proposal,  foot chase,  inmate,  attorney,  phone booth,  watching a movie,  waiter,  eyeglasses,  europe,  typewriter,  handgun,  cinema,  fugitive,  pay phone,  champagne,  uniform,  binoculars,  flash forward,  confession,  judge,  nonlinear timeline,  prisoner,  montage,  f word,  taxi,  letter,  arrest,  cat,  police officer,  black comedy,  swimming pool,  prison,  pistol,  chase,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  flashback,  dog

American Psycho (2000)
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. This is why American Psycho (2000) is one of the best movies like The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  greed,  wedding,  escape,  jealousy,  money,  friendship
Locations:bathtub
Characters:lawyer,  policeman
Period:1980s
Story:stabbed to death,  foot chase,  vanity,  sense of smell,  spiral staircase,  siren,  telescope,  guard,  phone booth,  watching a movie,  waiter,  eyeglasses,  handgun,  pay phone,  champagne,  confession,  voice over,  drawing,  severed head,  montage,  stabbing,  axe,  strangulation,  wine,  gay slur,  decapitation,  f word,  telephone,  dead body,  running,  psychopath,  taxi,  gunfight,  cat,  police officer,  black comedy,  food,  corpse,  shootout,  crying,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  violence,  police,  blood,  gun,  kiss,  dog,  murder,  death

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15 Minutes (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

15 Minutes (2001)

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw, the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show "Top Story." (Read More)

Themes:greed,  theft,  escape,  jealousy,  money,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  bathtub,  cemetery,  hotel
Characters:thief,  lawyer,  policeman,  boy
Story:stabbed to death,  telephone call,  marriage proposal,  foot chase,  black and white scene,  rose,  witness,  pay phone,  talking to the camera,  drawing,  immigrant,  prisoner,  stabbing,  axe,  f word,  dead body,  psychopath,  taxi,  arrest,  sister sister relationship,  punched in the face,  face slap,  corpse,  prison,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  interview,  police,  blood,  death,  murder,  dog,  violence

Legend (2015) is one of the best movies like The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Legend (2015)

The true story of London's most notorious gangsters, twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray. As the brothers rise through the criminal underworld, Ronnie advances the family business with violence and intimidation while Reggie struggles to go legitimate for local girl Frances Shea. In and out of prison, Ronnie's unpredictable tendencies and the slow disintegration of Reggie's marriage threaten to bring the brothers' empire tumbling to the ground. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  wedding,  jealousy,  money,  marriage
Locations:courtroom,  cemetery,  church
Characters:policeman
Period:1960s
Story:stabbed to death,  newspaper headline,  marriage proposal,  penis slur,  narrated by character,  death of sister,  snowing,  black eye,  bloody nose,  nosebleed,  eyeglasses,  witness,  champagne,  grave,  confession,  no opening credits,  judge,  eating,  stabbing,  wine,  newspaper,  gay slur,  subjective camera,  f word,  dead body,  birthday,  psychopath,  rifle,  taxi,  punched in the face,  face slap,  food,  shootout,  prison,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  knife,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  gun,  violence,  blood,  kiss,  police,  murder

Big Eyes (2014)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance

Big Eyes (2014)

In San Francisco in the 1950s, Margaret was a woman trying to make it on her own after leaving her husband with only her daughter and her paintings. She meets gregarious ladies' man and fellow painter Walter Keane in a park while she was struggling to make an impact with her drawings of children with big eyes. The two quickly become a pair with outgoing Walter selling their paintings and quiet Margaret holed up at home painting even more children with big eyes. But Walter's actually selling her paintings as his own. A clash of financial success and critical failure soon sends Margaret reeling in her life of lies. With Walter still living the high life, Margaret's going to have to try making it on her own again and re-claiming her name and her paintings. (Read More)

Themes:greed,  wedding,  money,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  church
Characters:artist,  lawyer,  boy,  friend
Period:1960s
Story:reading a newspaper,  newspaper headline,  telephone call,  marriage proposal,  streetcar,  tear on cheek,  jury,  confessional,  eyeglasses,  flirting,  typewriter,  witness,  pursuit,  pay phone,  champagne,  flash forward,  confession,  painter,  trial,  judge,  eating,  montage,  wine,  orphan,  newspaper,  gay slur,  f word,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  running,  tears,  book,  painting,  secret,  food,  swimming pool,  crying,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  dog,  kiss

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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:wealth,  money
Locations:elevator
Characters:german,  french,  maid,  policeman,  boy
Story:stabbed to death,  spa,  pipe smoking,  watching a movie,  waiter,  eyeglasses,  champagne,  flash forward,  no opening credits,  severed head,  nonlinear timeline,  eating,  montage,  stabbing,  strangulation,  candle,  wine,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  dead body,  painting,  punched in the face,  face slap,  food,  corpse,  brother sister relationship,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  dog,  murder,  sex,  violence,  flashback,  gun,  blood,  kiss

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (2008)
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (2008)

Germany in the 1970s: Murderous bomb attacks, the threat of terrorism and the fear of the enemy inside are rocking the very foundations of the yet fragile German democracy. The radicalised children of the Nazi generation lead by Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof and Gudrun Ensslin are fighting a violent war against what they perceive as the new face of fascism: American imperialism supported by the German establishment, many of whom have a Nazi past. Their aim is to create a more human society but by employing inhuman means they not only spread terror and bloodshed, they also lose their own humanity. The man who understands them is also their hunter: the head of the German police force Horst Herold. And while he succeeds in his relentless pursuit of the young terrorists, he knows he's only dealing with the tip of the iceberg. This is why Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (2008) is one of the best movies like The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy,  theft,  escape,  money
Locations:rooftop,  courtroom,  bicycle,  bathtub
Characters:german,  thief,  lawyer
Period:1960s
Story:newspaper headline,  prison break,  telephone call,  foot chase,  imprisonment,  fascism,  hiding,  eyeglasses,  typewriter,  pursuit,  grave,  flash forward,  confession,  gunshot,  bath,  coffin,  trial,  judge,  prisoner,  montage,  candle,  newspaper,  subjective camera,  running,  tears,  arrest,  punched in the face,  motorcycle,  shootout,  prison,  crying,  train,  pistol,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  dog,  police,  gun,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  interview,  death,  kiss,  violence

The Iceman (2012) is one of the best movies like The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Iceman (2012)

In the 1960s, Richard Kuklinski is working as a porn film lab tech until his mob bosses persuade him to change his career into that of a contract killer. For years, Kuklinski gains a reputation for cold blooded professionalism even as he raises a family who are kept in the dark about his true career. Unfortunately, mob politics ultimately forces him to secretly work independently with the psychopathic Robert 'Mr. Freezy' Pronge. As much as Kuklinski tries to keep his lives separate, circumstances and his own weaknesses threaten a terrible collision as the consequences of his choices finally catch up to him. (Read More)

Themes:money,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  cemetery,  snow
Characters:lawyer,  friend
Period:1960s
Story:stabbed to death,  newspaper headline,  persian cat,  telephone call,  penis slur,  cologne,  title appears in writing,  phone booth,  hiding,  poem,  eyeglasses,  witness,  pursuit,  poison,  pay phone,  flash forward,  nonlinear timeline,  stabbing,  strangulation,  wine,  newspaper,  f word,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  dead body,  birthday,  psychopath,  tears,  taxi,  arrest,  bus,  cat,  face slap,  corpse,  prison,  crying,  pistol,  chase,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  gun,  police,  death,  dog,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  violence,  kiss

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Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

In the early 1940s, Allen Ginsberg is an English major at Columbia University, only to learn more than he bargained for. Dissatisfied by the orthodox attitudes of the school, Allen finds himself drawn to iconoclastic colleagues like Lucien Carr, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. Together, this gang would explore bold new literary ideas that would challenge the sensibilities of their time as the future Beat Generation. However, for all their creativity, their very appetites and choices lead to more serious transgressions that would mark their lives forever. (Read More)

Themes:poetry,  humiliation,  theft,  jealousy,  money,  friendship
Characters:german,  french,  thief,  lawyer,  writer,  policeman,  friend
Story:telephone call,  penis slur,  saving a life,  poem,  eyeglasses,  typewriter,  pursuit,  author,  flash forward,  confession,  prisoner,  stabbing,  wine,  flashlight,  gay slur,  f word,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  birthday,  tears,  book,  secret,  arrest,  cat,  face slap,  crying,  chase,  knife,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  sex,  police,  flashback,  blood,  kiss,  murder

The Reader (2008)
Drama, Romance

The Reader (2008)

THE READER opens in post-war Germany when teenager Michael Berg becomes ill and is helped home by Hanna, a stranger twice his age. Michael recovers from scarlet fever and seeks out Hanna to thank her. The two are quickly drawn into a passionate but secretive affair. Michael discovers that Hanna loves being read to and their physical relationship deepens. Hanna is enthralled as Michael reads to her from "The Odyssey," "Huck Finn" and "The Lady with the Little Dog." Despite their intense bond, Hanna mysteriously disappears one day and Michael is left confused and heartbroken. Eight years later, while Michael is a law student observing the Nazi war crime trials, he is stunned to find Hanna back in his life - this time as a defendant in the courtroom. As Hanna's past is revealed, Michael uncovers a deep secret that will impact both of their lives. THE READER is a story about truth and reconciliation, about how one generation comes to terms with the crimes of another. (Read More)

Themes:money,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  bicycle,  bathtub,  cemetery,  snow,  church
Characters:german,  lawyer,  policeman,  friend
Period:1960s,  1980s
Story:last will and testament,  law,  trial,  secret,  telephone call,  flashback within a flashback,  bond,  vanity,  post war,  snowing,  poem,  older woman younger man relationship,  uniform,  flash forward,  confession,  judge,  nonlinear timeline,  eating,  wine,  birthday,  tears,  taxi,  book,  letter,  face slap,  food,  prison,  crying,  train,  brother sister relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback,  police,  dog,  death,  gun,  kiss

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:greed,  theft,  escape,  money,  friendship
Locations:elevator,  cemetery
Characters:thief
Story:stabbed to death,  foot chase,  cripple,  subtitles,  siren,  lantern,  following someone,  henchman,  grave,  flash forward,  gunshot,  drawing,  coffin,  axe,  flashlight,  orphan,  f word,  telephone,  tears,  secret,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  motorcycle,  police officer,  black comedy,  corpse,  shootout,  train,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  police,  flashback,  murder,  death,  blood,  dog,  violence

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Zodiac (2007) is one of the best movies like The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller

Zodiac (2007)

A serial killer in the San Francisco Bay Area taunts police with his letters and cryptic messages. We follow the investigators and reporters in this lightly fictionalized account of the true 1970's case as they search for the murderer, becoming obsessed with the case. Based on Robert Graysmith's book, the movie's focus is the lives and careers of the detectives and newspaper people. This is why Zodiac (2007) is one of the best movies like The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). (Read More)

Themes:theft
Characters:maid,  thief,  lawyer,  writer,  policeman,  boy
Period:1960s,  1980s
Story:stabbed to death,  newspaper headline,  telephone call,  code,  cookie,  convict,  attorney,  phone booth,  watching a movie,  waiter,  witness,  pay phone,  flash forward,  confession,  judge,  montage,  stabbing,  wine,  flashlight,  newspaper,  dead body,  birthday,  running,  rifle,  taxi,  book,  painting,  letter,  arrest,  sister sister relationship,  motorcycle,  prison,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  police,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  blood,  gun,  interview,  violence,  murder

Out Of The Furnace (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother becomes involved with one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. (Read More)

Themes:money
Locations:cemetery
Characters:policeman,  soldier
Story:hit with a rifle butt,  telephone call,  foot chase,  police chief,  bloody nose,  watching a movie,  eyeglasses,  pursuit,  grave,  no opening credits,  prisoner,  eating,  flashlight,  gay slur,  f word,  telephone,  dead body,  running,  psychopath,  tears,  rifle,  painting,  letter,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  face slap,  food,  corpse,  shootout,  prison,  crying,  train,  pistol,  chase,  tattoo,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  police,  murder,  death,  gun,  violence,  blood,  flashback

Lovelace (2013)
Biography, Drama

Lovelace (2013)

Themes:humiliation,  money,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:bathtub,  hotel
Characters:writer,  policeman,  friend
Story:hotel room,  telephone call,  marriage proposal,  black eye,  watching a movie,  eyeglasses,  pursuit,  pay phone,  champagne,  flash forward,  eating,  f word,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  running,  taxi,  face slap,  police officer,  food,  swimming pool,  crying,  chase,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  gun,  interview,  sex,  police,  flashback,  kiss,  blood,  violence,  death

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Conviction (2010)
Biography, Drama

Conviction (2010)

Betty Anne Waters (Swank) is a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the system and overturn her brother's (Rockwell) unjust murder conviction.

Themes:jealousy,  money,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  church
Characters:lawyer,  policeman,  boy,  friend
Story:law,  telephone call,  flashback within a flashback,  stabbed,  jury,  convict,  attorney,  champagne,  flash forward,  trial,  judge,  eating,  stabbing,  dead body,  running,  tears,  letter,  arrest,  punched in the face,  face slap,  police officer,  food,  corpse,  prison,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  knife,  tattoo,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  gun,  murder,  police,  violence,  death,  dog,  blood,  flashback

De Rouille Et D'os (2012) is one of the best movies like The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Drama, Romance

De Rouille Et D'os (2012)

Themes:theft,  jealousy,  money
Locations:snow,  hotel
Characters:french,  thief,  boy
Period:winter
Story:man crying,  little boy,  telephone call,  sled,  spa,  sense of smell,  cripple,  saving a life,  bloody nose,  europe,  champagne,  flash forward,  eating,  f word,  telephone,  running,  tears,  rifle,  punched in the face,  face slap,  motorcycle,  food,  crying,  train,  brother sister relationship,  tattoo,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  sex,  flashback,  gun,  kiss,  violence,  blood,  dog

Andrey Rublev (1966)
Biography, Drama, History

Andrey Rublev (1966)

Andreiv Rublev charts the life of the great icon painter through a turbulent period of 15th Century Russian history, a period marked by endless fighting between rival Princes and by Tatar invasions. This is why Andrey Rublev (1966) is one of the best movies like The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014).

Themes:humiliation,  theft,  escape,  jealousy,  money
Locations:rooftop,  snow,  church
Characters:artist,  thief,  soldier,  boy
Period:winter
Story:black cat,  monastery,  snowing,  monk,  ladder,  confession,  painter,  judge,  army,  axe,  old man,  candle,  decapitation,  reference to jesus christ,  dead body,  running,  tears,  book,  painting,  secret,  arrest,  cat,  food,  crying,  chase,  knife,  singing,  death,  dog,  blood,  violence,  kiss,  flashback,  murder,  sex

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The Kite Runner (2007)
Drama

The Kite Runner (2007)

In the 70's in Afghanistan, the Pushtun boy Amir and the Hazara boy Hassan, who is his loyal friend and son of their Hazara servant Ali, are raised together in Amir's father house, playing and kiting on the streets of a peaceful Kabul. Amir feels that his wise and good father Baba blames him for the death of his mother in the delivery, and also that his father loves and prefers Hassan to him. In return, Amir feels a great respect for his father's best friend Rahim Khan, who supports his intention to become a writer. After Amir winning a competition of kiting, Hassan runs to bring a kite to Amir, but he is beaten and raped by the brutal Assef in an empty street to protect Amir's kite; the coward Amir witness the assault but does not help the loyal Hassam. On the day after his birthday party, Amir hides his new watch in Hassam's bed to frame the boy as a thief and force his father to fire Ali, releasing his conscience from recalling his cowardice and betrayal. In 1979, the Russians invade Afghanistan and Baba and Amir escape to Pakistan. In 1988, they have a simple life in Fremont, California, when Amir graduates in a public college for the pride and joy of Baba. Later Amir meets his countrywoman Soraya and they get married. In 2000, after the death of Baba, Amir is a famous novelist and receives a phone call from the terminal Rahim Khan, who discloses secrets about his family, forcing Amir to return to Peshawar, in Pakistan, in a journey of redemption. (Read More)

Themes:poetry,  theft,  wedding,  escape,  money,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:cemetery,  snow
Characters:writer,  boy,  thief,  friend
Period:1980s
Story:servant,  reading a newspaper,  little boy,  telephone call,  turban,  coward,  border crossing,  snowing,  bride,  watching a movie,  law,  poem,  typewriter,  refugee,  witness,  pursuit,  author,  flash forward,  old woman,  coffin,  immigrant,  mountain,  old man,  orphan,  telephone,  birthday,  running,  tears,  rifle,  taxi,  book,  letter,  secret,  food,  crying,  chase,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  gun,  dog,  kiss,  death,  sex,  blood,  flashback,  violence,  murder

North By Northwest (1959)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

North By Northwest (1959)

Madison Avenue advertising man Roger Thornhill finds himself thrust into the world of spies when he is mistaken for a man by the name of George Kaplan. Foreign spy Philip Vandamm and his henchman Leonard try to eliminate him but when Thornhill tries to make sense of the case, he is framed for murder. Now on the run from the police, he manages to board the 20th Century Limited bound for Chicago where he meets a beautiful blond, Eve Kendall, who helps him to evade the authorities. His world is turned upside down yet again when he learns that Eve isn't the innocent bystander he thought she was. Not all is as it seems however, leading to a dramatic rescue and escape at the top of Mt. Rushmore. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  jealousy
Locations:courtroom,  elevator,  hotel
Characters:policeman
Story:reading a newspaper,  newspaper headline,  hotel lobby,  passenger train,  telephone call,  marriage proposal,  foot chase,  being followed,  pajamas,  telescope,  following someone,  phone booth,  eyeglasses,  henchman,  pursuit,  statue,  fugitive,  pay phone,  judge,  stabbing,  mountain,  flashlight,  newspaper,  subjective camera,  telephone,  running,  rifle,  taxi,  arrest,  bus,  punched in the face,  police officer,  black comedy,  train,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  police,  sex,  gun,  death

Dark Places (2015) is one of the best movies like The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Dark Places (2015)

Libby Day is a lifeless woman who survived the massacre of her family in their farmhouse in the countryside of Kansas when she was eight. She's been living on donations and lectures ever since. Thirty years ago, the police believed that a satanic cult was responsible for the murder of her mother and two sisters, and her brother Ben was convicted with her testimony in court. Today, however, an acquaintance, Lyle Wirth, invites Libby to visit "The Kill Club", where amateurs investigate famous crimes, and she finds that they believe Ben is innocent. Libby needs money and, in return, accepts to revisit the slaughter of her family and comes up to the painful revelations and the ultimate truth. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  escape,  money
Locations:bicycle
Characters:lawyer,  boy
Story:stabbed to death,  newspaper headline,  telephone call,  murder of sister,  penis slur,  year 1985,  year 1968,  narrated by character,  death of sister,  witness,  pursuit,  flash forward,  confession,  gunshot,  judge,  nonlinear timeline,  eating,  stabbing,  axe,  strangulation,  flashlight,  orphan,  newspaper,  subjective camera,  f word,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  rifle,  taxi,  book,  letter,  secret,  sister sister relationship,  face slap,  food,  prison,  brother sister relationship,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  sex,  flashback,  kiss,  gun,  murder,  blood,  dog,  police

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The Limey (1999)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Limey (1999)

An ex-con, fresh out of prison, goes to L.A. to try to learn who murdered his daughter. However, he quickly finds that he is completely out of place with no understanding of the culture he finds. His investigations are helped by another ex-con. Together they learn that his daughter had been having an affair with a record producer, who is presently having an affair with another young woman. An aging actress, who also knew his daughter, forces him to look at his own failures as a father. The movie does focus on the drama of the situation and the inter-relationships of the characters and seldom slips into an action piece. (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  theft,  money,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  bathtub
Characters:thief,  policeman,  friend
Period:1960s
Story:inmate,  alarm,  being followed,  siren,  cliff,  guest,  waiter,  pursuit,  binoculars,  flash forward,  gunshot,  trial,  judge,  nonlinear timeline,  stabbing,  gay slur,  dead body,  taxi,  gunfight,  motorcycle,  police officer,  black comedy,  swimming pool,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  death,  blood,  gun,  police,  murder,  sex,  violence,  flashback

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

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

Jordan Belfort is a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 22 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive 1990s securities scam that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including shoe designer Steve Madden. This is why The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) is one of the best movies like The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  greed,  conspiracy,  theft,  wedding,  money,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  elevator,  bathtub
Characters:french,  maid,  thief,  lawyer,  policeman,  friend
Story:reading a newspaper,  newspaper headline,  telephone call,  marriage proposal,  penis slur,  tennis court,  first person narration,  staff,  sense of smell,  spiral staircase,  narrated by character,  title appears in writing,  butler,  bloody nose,  attorney,  eyeglasses,  rat,  pay phone,  champagne,  talking to the camera,  no opening credits,  judge,  nonlinear timeline,  eating,  montage,  candle,  newspaper,  gay slur,  subjective camera,  f word,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  running,  arrest,  punched in the face,  police officer,  black comedy,  food,  swimming pool,  prison,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  gun,  blood,  dog,  kiss,  flashback,  interview

Enter The Void (2009)
Drama, Fantasy

Enter The Void (2009)

Tokyo's nasty underside, seen primarily through the eyes of Oscar, a heavy drug user, whose sister Linda is a stripper. Oscar also has flashbacks to his childhood when trauma upends the siblings. Oscar's drug-fed hallucinations alter Tokyo's already-disconcerting nights, and after the police shoot him, he can float above and look down: on his sister's sorrow, on the rooms of a love hotel, and on life at even a molecular level. The spectrum's colors can be beautiful; it's people's colorless lives that can be ugly. And what of afterlife, is there more than a void? (Read More)

Themes:jealousy,  money,  friendship
Locations:elevator,  bathtub,  hotel
Characters:policeman,  boy,  friend
Story:hotel room,  telephone call,  flashback within a flashback,  older woman younger man relationship,  hate,  pursuit,  pay phone,  flash forward,  bath,  painter,  nonlinear timeline,  eating,  flashlight,  orphan,  subjective camera,  f word,  dead body,  running,  tears,  taxi,  book,  painting,  punched in the face,  face slap,  food,  corpse,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  chase,  knife,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  gun,  violence,  death,  kiss,  police,  blood,  sex,  flashback

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Der Name Der Rose (1986) is one of the best movies like The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Der Name Der Rose (1986)

1327. After a mysterious death in a Benedictine Abbey, the monks are convinced that the apocalypse is coming. With the Abbey to play host to a council on the Franciscan's Order's belief that the Church should rid itself of wealth, William of Baskerville, a respected Franciscan friar, is asked to assist in determining the cause of the untimely death. Alas, more deaths occur as the investigation draws closer to uncovering the secret the Abbey wants hidden, and there is finally no stopping the Holy Inquisition from taking an active hand in the process. William and his young novice must race against time to prove the innocence of the unjustly accused and avoid the wrath of Holy Inquisitor Bernardo Gui. (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  friendship
Locations:bathtub,  cemetery,  snow,  church
Characters:artist,  friend
Story:pushed off a cliff,  black cat,  catacombs,  abbey,  poisoned,  trapdoor,  code,  monastery,  rose,  monk,  eyeglasses,  rat,  witness,  poison,  grave,  confession,  painter,  trial,  old man,  reference to jesus christ,  dead body,  book,  secret,  cat,  corpse,  chase,  singing,  death,  blood,  kiss,  murder,  flashback

I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

Steven Russell is happily married to Debbie, and a member of the local police force when a car accident provokes a dramatic reassessment of his life. Steven becomes open about his homosexuality and decides to live life to the fullest - even if it means breaking the law. Steven's new, extravagant lifestyle involves cons and fraud and, eventually, a stay in the State Penitentiary where he meets sensitive, soft-spoken Phillip Morris. His devotion to freeing Phillip from jail and building the perfect life together prompts Steven to attempt and often succeed at one impossible con after another. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  money,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  elevator,  church
Characters:artist,  thief,  lawyer,  policeman,  boy,  friend
Story:bunk bed,  escape from prison,  prison escape,  happy birthday to you,  prison break,  telephone call,  on the lam,  inmate,  cookie,  watching a movie,  law,  eyeglasses,  flash forward,  judge,  prisoner,  eating,  gay slur,  subjective camera,  reference to jesus christ,  birthday,  running,  tears,  taxi,  book,  letter,  secret,  arrest,  punched in the face,  face slap,  police officer,  food,  prison,  crying,  singing,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  sex,  dog,  kiss,  blood,  flashback,  police,  death

Nowhere Boy (2009)
Biography, Drama, Music, Romance

Nowhere Boy (2009)

The story of John Lennon's childhood and teenage years from 1944 to 1960, his relationship with his aunt Mimi and his mother Julia -the two dominant women in the first part of his life-, his first meeting with Paul McCartney and George Harrison, their friendship, their love for music and the birth of The Beatles. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  money,  friendship
Locations:bicycle,  cemetery
Characters:thief,  boy,  friend
Period:1960s
Story:little boy,  telephone call,  knocking on door,  flask,  pajamas,  bloody nose,  audience,  flash forward,  drawing,  widow,  eating,  montage,  telephone,  birthday,  running,  tears,  book,  letter,  secret,  bus,  sister sister relationship,  punched in the face,  food,  crying,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  sex,  blood,  death,  kiss,  flashback

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The Adventures Of Tintin (2011)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Family, Mystery

The Adventures Of Tintin (2011)

Having bought a model ship, the Unicorn, for a pound off a market stall Tintin is initially puzzled that the sinister Mr. Sakharine should be so eager to buy it from him, resorting to murder and kidnapping Tintin - accompanied by his marvellous dog Snowy - to join him and his gang as they sail to Morocco on an old cargo ship. Sakharine has bribed the crew to revolt against the ship's master, drunken Captain Haddock, but Tintin, Snowy and Haddock escape, arriving in Morocco at the court of a sheikh, who also has a model of the Unicorn. Haddock tells Tintin that over three hundred years earlier his ancestor Sir Francis Haddock was forced to scuttle the original Unicorn when attacked by a piratical forebear of Sakharine but he managed to save his treasure and provide clues to its location in three separate scrolls, all of which were secreted in models of the Unicorn. Tintin and Sakharine have one each and the villain intends to use the glass-shattering top Cs of operatic soprano the Milanese Nightingale to secure the third. With aid from bumbling Interpol agents the Thompson Twins our boy hero, his dog and the captain must prevent Sakharine from obtaining all three scrolls to fulfil the prophesy that only the last of the Haddocks can discover the treasure's whereabouts. This is why The Adventures Of Tintin (2011) is one of the best movies like The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). (Read More)

Themes:theft,  escape,  friendship
Locations:bicycle
Characters:artist,  thief,  boy
Story:newspaper headline,  foot chase,  bunk,  carousel,  document,  being followed,  pipe smoking,  siren,  lantern,  audience,  hiding,  treasure,  europe,  typewriter,  handgun,  rat,  pursuit,  binoculars,  gunshot,  painter,  prisoner,  flashlight,  running,  rifle,  book,  secret,  gunfight,  cat,  punched in the face,  motorcycle,  police officer,  shootout,  train,  pistol,  chase,  singing,  dog,  blood,  murder,  flashback

The Water Diviner (2014) is one of the best movies like The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Drama, War

The Water Diviner (2014)

After the Battle of Gallipoli, in 1915, an Australian farmer, Connor (Russell Crowe), travels to Turkey to find his 3 missing sons. While staying at a hotel in Istanbul, he meets Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), the hotel manager. And tries to find a way to Gallipoli.

Themes:humiliation,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:hotel,  rooftop,  church
Characters:german,  thief,  boy,  friend
Story:hit with a rifle butt,  foot chase,  telegram,  being followed,  handshake,  following someone,  eyeglasses,  refugee,  pursuit,  grave,  flash forward,  gunshot,  coffin,  painter,  prisoner,  widow,  old man,  candle,  dead body,  running,  tears,  rifle,  book,  secret,  face slap,  food,  crying,  train,  chase,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  gun,  murder,  blood,  violence,  dog

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:escape,  jealousy,  money,  friendship
Locations:sewer
Characters:maid,  thief,  soldier
Story:stabbed to death,  little boy,  foot chase,  flashback within a flashback,  heir,  guard,  following someone,  nosebleed,  henchman,  rat,  poison,  fugitive,  fictional war,  severed head,  nonlinear timeline,  prisoner,  army,  montage,  axe,  strangulation,  candle,  orphan,  subjective camera,  decapitation,  punched in the face,  black comedy,  corpse,  prison,  brother sister relationship,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder,  flashback,  dog

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:humiliation,  conspiracy,  escape,  friendship
Locations:sewer,  rooftop,  elevator
Characters:policeman
Story:newspaper headline,  foot chase,  toy gun,  trapdoor,  carousel,  narrated by character,  butler,  bloody nose,  nosebleed,  henchman,  statue,  fugitive,  binoculars,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  axe,  flashlight,  gay slur,  subjective camera,  psychopath,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  face slap,  motorcycle,  police officer,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  death,  kiss,  police,  blood,  sex,  violence,  gun

Pineapple Express (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

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

Themes:escape,  jealousy,  money,  friendship
Characters:policeman,  friend
Period:1930s
Story:telephone call,  multiple time frames,  sense of smell,  flask,  black eye,  black and white scene,  bloody nose,  hiding,  henchman,  witness,  pursuit,  pay phone,  flash forward,  gunshot,  old woman,  montage,  stabbing,  flashlight,  f word,  dead body,  birthday,  running,  tears,  rifle,  arrest,  cat,  punched in the face,  face slap,  black comedy,  corpse,  shootout,  crying,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  blood,  gun,  violence,  kiss,  flashback,  police

C'est Arrive Pres De Chez Vous (1992) is one of the best movies like The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

C'est Arrive Pres De Chez Vous (1992)

A camera crew follows a serial killer/thief around as he exercises his craft. He expounds on art, music, nature, society, and life as he offs mailmen, pensioners, and random people. Slowly he begins involving the camera crew in his activities, and they begin wondering if what they're doing is such a good idea, particularly when the killer kills a rival and the rival's brother sends a threatening letter. This is why C'est Arrive Pres De Chez Vous (1992) is one of the best movies like The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). (Read More)

Themes:escape,  money,  marriage
Locations:rooftop,  bathtub
Characters:thief,  lawyer,  boy
Story:toy gun,  sense of smell,  hideout,  waiter,  poem,  europe,  rat,  champagne,  talking to the camera,  old woman,  eating,  strangulation,  old man,  wine,  gay slur,  subjective camera,  reference to jesus christ,  dead body,  birthday,  psychopath,  taxi,  letter,  punched in the face,  black comedy,  food,  corpse,  shootout,  train,  chase,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  dog,  murder,  blood,  gun,  violence,  death

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

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

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

Themes:escape,  money
Locations:cemetery,  snow,  church
Characters:german,  french,  soldier,  boy,  friend
Story:stabbed to death,  vanity,  lantern,  snowing,  guard,  rat,  witness,  grave,  flash forward,  gunshot,  drawing,  severed head,  trial,  prisoner,  army,  eating,  stabbing,  axe,  old man,  candle,  wine,  decapitation,  running,  rifle,  book,  arrest,  sister sister relationship,  cat,  black comedy,  food,  corpse,  prison,  pistol,  knife,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  death,  dog,  blood,  violence,  flashback,  gun,  murder

Boy A (2007)
Drama

Boy A (2007)

A young man is released from prison after many years and given a new identity in a new town. Aided by a supervisor who becomes like a father to him he finds a job and friends and hesitantly starts a relationship with a compassionate girl. But the secret of the heinous crime he committed as a boy weighs down on him, and he learns that it is not so easy to escape your past. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  jealousy,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  courtroom,  bathtub,  cemetery
Characters:lawyer,  policeman,  boy,  friend
Story:newspaper headline,  telephone call,  hooded figure,  merry go round,  carousel,  saving a life,  hate,  witness,  gift,  confession,  old woman,  drawing,  trial,  newspaper,  birthday,  tears,  taxi,  letter,  secret,  bus,  punched in the face,  face slap,  prison,  crying,  train,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  kiss,  death,  blood,  violence,  police

The Witches (1990)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

The Witches (1990)

A young boy, recently orphaned, is taken to England by his grandmother. At a hotel in which they are staying, a group of witches have gathered to prepare a plot to rid England of all children.

Themes:absurdism,  conspiracy,  escape,  money
Locations:hotel,  elevator,  bicycle,  snow
Characters:maid,  boy,  policeman,  friend
Story:black cat,  hotel room,  little boy,  foot chase,  pomposity,  bellhop,  pastry,  luggage,  staff,  plan,  guest,  audience,  hiding,  eyeglasses,  europe,  gift,  pursuit,  uniform,  old woman,  drawing,  mountain,  candle,  orphan,  subjective camera,  birthday,  running,  tears,  taxi,  painting,  cat,  police officer,  crying,  singing,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  police

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Far From The Madding Crowd (2015) is one of the best movies like The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Drama, Romance

Far From The Madding Crowd (2015)

The story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene ('Carey Mulligan' (qv)), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak ('Matthias Schoenaerts' (qv)), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy ('Tom Sturridge' (qv)), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood ('Michael Sheen (I)' (qv)), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance. (Read More)

Themes:inheritance,  wedding,  jealousy,  money,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:snow,  church
Characters:friend
Story:last will and testament,  marriage proposal,  hay,  fall from height,  narrated by character,  pipe smoking,  lantern,  cliff,  butler,  ladder,  servant,  poem,  pursuit,  grave,  gunshot,  coffin,  widow,  eating,  candle,  orphan,  subjective camera,  dead body,  tears,  rifle,  letter,  secret,  food,  crying,  singing,  bare chested male,  dog,  murder,  violence,  sex,  kiss,  death

Public Enemies (2009)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance

Public Enemies (2009)

This is the story of the last few years of the notorious bank robber John Dillinger. He loved what he did and could imagine little else that would make him happier. Living openly in 1930s Chicago, he had the run of the city with little fear of reprisals from the authorities. It's there that he meets Billie Frechette with whom he falls deeply in love. In parallel we meet Melvin Purvis, the FBI agent who would eventually track Dillinger down. The FBI was is in its early days and Director J. Edgar Hoover was keen to promote the clean cut image that so dominated the organization through his lifetime. Purvis realizes that if he is going to get Dillinger, he will have to use street tactics and imports appropriate men with police training. Dillinger is eventually betrayed by an acquaintance who tells the authorities just where to find him on a given night. This is why Public Enemies (2009) is one of the best movies like The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). (Read More)

Themes:escape,  money,  friendship
Locations:elevator,  bathtub,  hotel
Characters:french,  lawyer,  policeman,  soldier,  boy,  friend
Period:1930s
Story:escape from prison,  prison escape,  hit with a rifle butt,  prison break,  telephone call,  hideout,  convict,  watching a movie,  law,  handgun,  pursuit,  pay phone,  binoculars,  bath,  no opening credits,  judge,  eating,  tears,  rifle,  letter,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  face slap,  motorcycle,  police officer,  food,  corpse,  shootout,  prison,  crying,  train,  pistol,  chase,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  death,  blood,  police,  sex,  gun,  violence,  kiss

Youth (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance

Youth (2015)

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

Themes:friendship
Locations:elevator,  bicycle,  cemetery,  hotel
Characters:german,  french,  boy,  friend
Story:reading a newspaper,  telephone call,  tennis court,  alps,  spa,  sense of smell,  black and white scene,  telescope,  eyeglasses,  champagne,  grave,  eating,  montage,  mountain,  newspaper,  subjective camera,  bisexual,  f word,  telephone,  birthday,  letter,  face slap,  food,  swimming pool,  train,  tattoo,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  kiss

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

The Lobster (2015)

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

Themes:absurdism,  escape,  jealousy,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:german,  french,  maid,  policeman,  friend
Story:first person narration,  spa,  alarm,  narrated by character,  nosebleed,  hiding,  waiter,  eyeglasses,  flirting,  pursuit,  fugitive,  grave,  eating,  stabbing,  flashlight,  bisexual,  f word,  dead body,  running,  rifle,  bus,  face slap,  food,  swimming pool,  chase,  knife,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  dog,  gun,  blood,  murder,  interview,  kiss

Munich (2005) is one of the best movies like The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Munich (2005)

After Black September's assassination of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972, Prime Minister Golda Meir okays a black-box operation to hunt down and kill all involved. A team of five gathers in Switzerland led by Avner, a low-level Mossad techie whose father was a war hero and whose wife is pregnant. It's an expendable team, but relying on paid informants, they track and kill several in Europe and Lebanon. They must constantly look over their shoulders for the CIA, KGB, PLO, and their own sources. As the body count mounts -- with retribution following retribution -- so do questions, doubts, and sleepless nights. Loyalties blur. What does it mean to be a Jew? (Read More)

Themes:humiliation,  escape,  money,  marriage
Locations:elevator,  bicycle,  hotel
Characters:german,  french,  writer,  boy,  friend
Story:europe,  telephone call,  handshake,  pipe smoking,  death of sister,  title appears in writing,  telescope,  following someone,  phone booth,  law,  eyeglasses,  hate,  refugee,  pay phone,  binoculars,  no opening credits,  prisoner,  eating,  stabbing,  candle,  wine,  flashlight,  telephone,  dead body,  place name in title,  running,  tears,  rifle,  taxi,  secret,  arrest,  bus,  sister sister relationship,  cat,  motorcycle,  food,  swimming pool,  corpse,  shootout,  prison,  crying,  train,  chase,  knife,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  dog,  death,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  violence,  sex,  gun

Changeling (2008)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller

Changeling (2008)

Los Angeles, 1928. A single mother returns from work to find her nine-year-old son gone. She calls the LAPD to initiate a search. Five months later, a boy is found in Illinois who fits the description; he says he's her son. To fanfare and photos, the LAPD reunite mother and son, but she insists he's not her boy. The cops dismiss her as either a liar or hysterical. When she joins a minister in his public criticism of the police, they in turn use government power to silence and intimidate her. Meanwhile, a cop goes to a dilapidated ranch to find a Canadian lad who's without legal status; the youth tells a grisly tale. There's redress for murder; is there redress for abuse of power? (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy,  escape
Locations:courtroom,  bathtub,  church
Characters:boy,  lawyer,  policeman
Period:1930s
Story:stabbed to death,  reading a newspaper,  newspaper headline,  telephone,  telephone call,  streetcar,  police chief,  jury,  witness,  pursuit,  grave,  theater,  confession,  bath,  no opening credits,  trial,  judge,  prisoner,  eating,  stabbing,  axe,  candle,  newspaper,  reference to jesus christ,  running,  psychopath,  tears,  rifle,  arrest,  bus,  punched in the face,  face slap,  motorcycle,  police officer,  food,  prison,  crying,  train,  brother sister relationship,  chase,  singing,  photograph,  police,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  flashback,  murder,  gun,  violence,  death

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