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The Illusionist (2006)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

The Illusionist (2006)

In late nineteenth century Vienna, renowned illusionist Eisenheim is reunited with the Duchess von Teschen when she is volunteered from the audience to participate in an illusion during one of his performances. Despite having not seen each other in fifteen years when they were teenagers, they almost immediately recognize each other as Eduard Abramovich and Sophie von Teschen, they who had a doomed romance at that time due to their class differences. The Duchess is soon to be wed to the Crown Prince Leopold in what would be for him a marriage solely in pursuit of power: overthrowing his father, the Emperor Leopold, as well as overtaking the Hungarian side of the empire. The Crown Prince is known to use violence against women if it suits his needs or purposes. As such, the Duchess, who realizes that she still loves Eisenheim and he her, can never leave the Crown Prince without it jeopardizing her life. After Eisenheim humiliates the Crown Prince at a private show which results in an incident between the Crown Prince and the Duchess, the battle between Eisenheim and the Crown Prince moves into the public performance realm, which many believe demonstrates Eisenheim's supernatural powers. Much of the work for the Crown Prince in the battle with Eisenheim is conducted by Chief Inspector Uhl, who would become the Chief of Police under the Crown Prince's reign. As such, Uhl may have ulterior motives in turning a blind eye to any unlawful act of the Crown Prince against Eisenheim or the Duchess. (Read More)

Themes:hunting,  obsession,  conspiracy,  magic,  drinking,  jealousy,  money,  suicide,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:castle
Characters:detective,  girl,  boy,  doctor,  friend
Period:1870s,  1880s
Story:crown prince,  magic trick,  locket with photograph,  austrian soldier,  austrian empire,  austrian alps,  card trick,  full bodied apparition,  stage magician,  orange tree,  theatre producer,  prince,  theatre audience,  suicide by shooting one's self in the head,  horse and carriage,  suicide by gunshot,  chief inspector,  the other side,  deer antlers,  neck wound,  footlights,  orange the fruit,  young lovers,  vapor,  gaslight,  showmanship,  nineteenth century,  manifestation,  magician's assistant,  gemstone,  spiritualist,  excalibur,  police surveillance,  hypnotist,  skeptic,  duchess,  lemon,  wood carving,  tryst,  fake beard,  period film,  seed,  coup,  broken engagement,  childhood sweetheart,  handkerchief,  illusionist,  nobility,  skepticism,  austrian,  angry mob,  man slaps a woman,  secret love,  spiritualism,  locket,  jewel,  morphine,  trick,  star crossed lovers,  carpenter,  broken heart,  stable,  vienna austria,  pocket watch,  film projector,  lost love,  framed for murder,  teenage love,  beggar,  flute,  pickpocket,  apparition,  victorian era,  electricity,  illusion,  horseback riding,  steampunk,  pipe smoking,  police inspector,  coin,  fiance fiancee relationship,  lantern,  balcony,  soul,  card playing,  butterfly,  rose,  hypnosis,  backstage,  faked death,  afterlife,  paranormal phenomena,  forbidden love,  railway station,  frog,  loss of loved one,  assault,  first love,  magician,  royalty,  breaking and entering,  egg,  class differences,  reunion,  sadness,  disappearance,  suitcase,  19th century,  based on short story,  argument,  tree,  theatre,  search,  bird,  false accusation,  nonlinear timeline,  eating,  disguise,  candle,  wine,  newspaper,  river,  supernatural power,  interrogation,  rural setting,  rifle,  painting,  shooting,  letter,  london england,  undressing,  arrest,  sword,  drink,  investigation,  shot in the head,  face slap,  mirror,  horse,  food,  ghost,  train,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  two word title,  sex scene,  death,  kiss,  flashback,  gun,  murder

The Prestige (2006)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Prestige (2006)

In the end of the Nineteenth Century, in London, Robert Angier, his beloved wife Julia McCullough and Alfred Borden are friends and assistants of a magician. When Julia accidentally dies during a performance, Robert blames Alfred for her death and they become enemies. Both become famous and rival magicians, sabotaging the performance of the other on the stage. When Alfred performs a successful trick, Robert becomes obsessed trying to disclose the secret of his competitor with tragic consequences. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  obsession,  drinking,  jealousy,  suicide,  revenge,  friendship
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:trick,  magician,  magic trick,  stage magician,  theatre audience,  horse and carriage,  showmanship,  nineteenth century,  magician's assistant,  illusionist,  framed for murder,  victorian era,  electricity,  illusion,  steampunk,  coin,  lantern,  backstage,  faked death,  loss of loved one,  19th century,  argument,  theatre,  bird,  nonlinear timeline,  disguise,  candle,  shooting,  letter,  london england,  drink,  horse,  train,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  two word title,  murder,  death,  flashback,  gun

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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:magic,  drinking,  money,  revenge
Locations:castle
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:magic trick,  horse and carriage,  stable,  beggar,  horseback riding,  lantern,  19th century,  tree,  eating,  candle,  wine,  supernatural power,  interrogation,  rifle,  arrest,  sword,  drink,  shot in the head,  mirror,  horse,  food,  ghost,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  kiss,  flashback,  gun,  murder,  death

Cold Mountain (2003)
Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War

Cold Mountain (2003)

This Civil War saga addresses romance, friendship, and the ravages of war--both in the field and on the home front. Captures the horrors of war for both those fighting it, and for those left behind. This is a tale of hope, longing, redemption, second chances, and faith.

Themes:hunting,  drinking,  jealousy,  friendship,  revenge
Characters:girl,  doctor,  friend
Story:horse and carriage,  seed,  star crossed lovers,  pocket watch,  horseback riding,  reunion,  19th century,  bird,  nonlinear timeline,  eating,  rural setting,  rifle,  shooting,  letter,  drink,  mirror,  horse,  food,  train,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  two word title,  sex scene,  gun,  kiss,  murder,  death,  flashback

Victor Frankenstein (2015) is one of the best movies like The Illusionist (2006)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Victor Frankenstein (2015)

James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protege Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor's experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:castle
Characters:detective,  doctor,  friend
Story:magic trick,  pocket watch,  victorian era,  electricity,  steampunk,  police inspector,  19th century,  nonlinear timeline,  rifle,  letter,  london england,  investigation,  face slap,  mirror,  horse,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  flashback

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Marie Antoinette (2006)
Biography, Drama, History, Romance

Marie Antoinette (2006)

"All eyes will be on you," says the Austrian Empress, Maria Theresa to her youngest daughter Marie Antoinette. The film, marketed for a teen audience, is an impressionistic retelling of Marie Antoinette's life as a young queen in the opulent and eccentric court at Versailles. The film focuses on Marie Antoinette, as she matures from a teenage bride to a young woman and eventual queen of France. This is why Marie Antoinette (2006) is one of the best movies like The Illusionist (2006). (Read More)

Themes:hunting,  drinking
Characters:doctor
Story:austrian,  theatre audience,  horse and carriage,  duchess,  locket,  vienna austria,  horseback riding,  pipe smoking,  fiance fiancee relationship,  card playing,  royalty,  theatre,  eating,  candle,  painting,  letter,  undressing,  sword,  drink,  mirror,  horse,  food,  voice over narration,  death,  kiss

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. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  magic,  drinking,  friendship
Characters:boy,  girl,  friend
Story:magic trick,  card trick,  railway station,  theatre audience,  train,  footlights,  magician's assistant,  fake beard,  carpenter,  pocket watch,  film projector,  steampunk,  lantern,  magician,  breaking and entering,  sadness,  theatre,  search,  newspaper,  river,  arrest,  drink,  food,  voice over narration,  photograph,  flashback,  death

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:drinking,  money,  suicide
Characters:girl,  boy,  doctor
Story:man slaps a woman,  pipe smoking,  balcony,  nonlinear timeline,  eating,  candle,  wine,  painting,  shooting,  london england,  undressing,  drink,  face slap,  mirror,  horse,  food,  voice over narration,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  flashback,  gun,  kiss

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Far From The Madding Crowd (2015) is one of the best movies like The Illusionist (2006)
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:hunting,  obsession,  drinking,  jealousy,  money,  suicide,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:horse and carriage,  secret love,  pocket watch,  victorian era,  horseback riding,  pipe smoking,  lantern,  19th century,  eating,  candle,  rural setting,  rifle,  letter,  sword,  drink,  mirror,  horse,  food,  voice over narration,  kiss,  death,  murder

The Woman In Black (2012)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

The Woman In Black (2012)

In London, solicitor Arthur Kipps still grieves the death of his beloved wife Stella on the delivery of their son Joseph four years ago. His employer gives him a last chance to keep his job, and he is assigned to travel to the remote village of Cryphin Gifford to examine the documentation of the Eel Marsh House that belonged to the recently deceased Mrs. Drablow. Arthur befriends Daily on the train and the man offers a ride to him to the Gifford Arms inn. Arthur has a cold reception and the owner of the inn tells that he did not receive the request of reservation and there is no available room. The next morning, Arthur meets solicitor Jerome who advises him to return to London. However, Arthur goes to the isolated manor and soon he finds that Eel Marsh House is haunted by the vengeful ghost of a woman dressed in black. He also learns that the woman lost her son drowned in the marsh and she seeks revenge, taking the children of the scared locals. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  suicide,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:horse and carriage,  spiritualism,  locket,  pocket watch,  apparition,  lantern,  afterlife,  railway station,  reunion,  search,  bird,  eating,  ghost,  candle,  newspaper,  supernatural power,  rural setting,  painting,  letter,  london england,  drink,  mirror,  food,  train,  photograph,  death,  flashback,  murder

Beauty And The Beast (2017)
Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Beauty And The Beast (2017)

Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted. This is why Beauty And The Beast (2017) is one of the best movies like The Illusionist (2006). (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  magic,  jealousy,  revenge
Locations:castle
Characters:girl,  friend
Story:prince,  angry mob,  star crossed lovers,  rose,  search,  bird,  false accusation,  disguise,  candle,  supernatural power,  rifle,  painting,  sword,  mirror,  horse,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  kiss,  flashback

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La Grande Bellezza (2013)
Drama

La Grande Bellezza (2013)

Journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and social circles, but when his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafes to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  drinking,  money,  suicide,  friendship
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:illusionist,  nobility,  trick,  first love,  royalty,  sadness,  disappearance,  theatre,  nonlinear timeline,  eating,  candle,  river,  painting,  undressing,  arrest,  drink,  food,  voice over narration,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  flashback,  death,  kiss

Anonymous (2011) is one of the best movies like The Illusionist (2006)
Drama, Thriller

Anonymous (2011)

Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, is presented as the real author of Shakespeare's works. Edward's life is followed through flashbacks from a young child, through to the end of his life. He is portrayed as a child prodigy who writes and performs A Midsummer Night's Dream for a young Elizabeth I. A series of events sees his plays being performed by a frontman, Shakespeare. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money
Locations:castle
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:horse and carriage,  horseback riding,  rose,  backstage,  royalty,  theatre,  candle,  shooting,  london england,  arrest,  sword,  drink,  face slap,  mirror,  horse,  ghost,  voice over narration,  sex scene,  death,  murder,  flashback,  kiss

Goya's Ghosts (2006)
Biography, Drama, History

Goya's Ghosts (2006)

The painter Goya becomes involved with the Spanish Inquisition when his muse, Ines, is arrested by the church for heresy. Her father, Thomas, comes to him hoping that his connection with Brother Lorenzo, whom he is painting, can secure the release of his daughter.

Themes:hunting,  drinking,  money
Story:horse and carriage,  pipe smoking,  19th century,  false accusation,  eating,  candle,  wine,  interrogation,  rifle,  painting,  arrest,  drink,  horse,  food,  death

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Now You See Me (2013)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Now You See Me (2013)

Four magicians each answer a mysterious summons to an obscure address with secrets inside. A year later, they are the Four Horsemen, big time stage illusionists who climax their sold out Las Vegas show with a bank apparently robbed for real. This puts agents Dylan Rhodes of the FBI and Alma Dray of Interpol on the case to find out how they did it. However, this mystery proves difficult to solve even with the insights of the professional illusion exposer, Thaddeus Bradley. What follows is a bizarre investigation where nothing is what it seems with illusions, dark secrets and hidden agendas galore as all involved are reminded of a great truth in this puzzle: the closer you look, the less you see. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy,  magic,  money,  revenge
Story:illusion,  magic trick,  card trick,  stage magician,  investigation,  magician's assistant,  hypnotist,  illusionist,  pickpocket,  rose,  hypnosis,  faked death,  magician,  disguise,  interrogation,  letter,  arrest,  mirror,  pistol,  surprise ending,  flashback

Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975)
Drama, Mystery

Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975)

Three students and a school teacher disappear on an excursion to Hanging Rock, in Victoria, on Valentine's Day, 1900. Widely (and incorrectly) regarded as being based on a true story, the movie follows those that disappeared, and those that stayed behind, but it delights in the asking of questions, not the answering of them. This is why Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975) is one of the best movies like The Illusionist (2006). (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  drinking,  suicide,  friendship
Characters:girl,  doctor,  friend
Story:horse and carriage,  pocket watch,  apparition,  illusion,  horseback riding,  lantern,  class differences,  disappearance,  19th century,  search,  bird,  wine,  rural setting,  rifle,  drink,  investigation,  face slap,  mirror,  horse,  food,  voice over narration,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  kiss,  flashback,  death

The Proposition (2005) is one of the best movies like The Illusionist (2006)
Crime, Drama, Western

The Proposition (2005)

Rural Australia in the late nineteenth century: Capt. Stanley and his men capture two of the three Burns brothers, Charlie and Mike. Their gang is held responsible for attacking the Hopkins farm, raping pregnant Mrs. Hopkins and murdering the whole family. Arthur Burns, the eldest brother and the gang's mastermind, remains on the loose and has retreated to a mountain hideout. Capt. Stanley's proposition to Charlie is to gain pardon and - more importantly - save his beloved younger brother Mike from the gallows by finding and killing Arthur within nine days. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  revenge
Characters:doctor
Period:1880s
Story:horse and carriage,  nineteenth century,  stable,  victorian era,  horseback riding,  19th century,  search,  eating,  disguise,  interrogation,  rifle,  arrest,  drink,  shot in the head,  face slap,  horse,  food,  pistol,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  murder,  death

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Original Sin (2001)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Original Sin (2001)

When a man selects a mail order bride, he is surprised to see the beauty who appears before him. She alleges that she sent false photos to him to assure that he would love her for what she is and not for her beauty. However, what she is is a con artist, prostitute, and actress, who teams with a fellow actor to steal money from men. What she does not expect is that she falls in love with her new husband and ultimately must decide between him and her sadistic former lover. Contains explicit sex including sadistic acts as Thomas Jane cuts Jolie's back with a knife as part of their lovemaking. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  drinking,  money
Mood:suspense
Story:theatre audience,  horse and carriage,  card playing,  backstage,  faked death,  suitcase,  theatre,  bird,  candle,  shooting,  letter,  drink,  investigation,  mirror,  horse,  train,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  photograph,  sex scene,  murder,  death,  flashback,  kiss,  gun

Appaloosa (2008)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Western

Appaloosa (2008)

1882, New Mexico Territory. Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are itinerant lawmen, hired by desperate towns as marshal and deputy. The city fathers of Appaloosa hire them after Randall Bragg, a newly-arrived rancher with money and a gang of thugs, disrupts commerce and kills three local lawmen. Cole and Hitch contrive to arrest Bragg and bring him to trial, but hanging him proves difficult. Meanwhile, a widow has arrived in town, Allison French, pretty, refined, and good-natured. Virgil falls hard, and it seems mutual, but there may be more to Allie than meets the eye. Can friendship and skill with a gun overcome a pernicious villain and green-eyed jealousy? (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  jealousy,  money,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:boy,  friend
Period:1880s
Story:19th century,  search,  eating,  newspaper,  river,  rifle,  shooting,  arrest,  drink,  face slap,  mirror,  horse,  food,  train,  voice over narration,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  kiss,  death,  murder,  gun

La Grande Illusion (1937)
Drama, War

La Grande Illusion (1937)

During 1st WW, two French officers are captured. Captain De Boeldieu is an aristocrat while Lieutenant Marechal was a mechanic in civilian life. They meet other prisoners from various backgrounds, as Rosenthal, son of wealthy Jewish bankers. They are separated from Rosenthal before managing to escape. A few months later, they meet again in a fortress commanded by the aristocrat Van Rauffenstein. De Boeldieu strikes up a friendship with him but Marechal and Rosenthal still want to escape... (Read More)

Themes:hunting,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:castle
Characters:girl
Story:theatre audience,  nobility,  flute,  illusion,  pipe smoking,  lantern,  class differences,  search,  disguise,  candle,  wine,  newspaper,  rifle,  shooting,  letter,  sword,  drink,  horse,  food,  train,  pistol,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  gun,  death,  kiss,  murder

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The Libertine (2004) is one of the best movies like The Illusionist (2006)
Drama, Romance

The Libertine (2004)

In 1660, with the return of Charles II to the English throne, theater, the visual arts, science and sexual promiscuity flourish. Thirteen years later, in the midst of political and economical problems, Charles II asks for the return of his friend John Wilmot, aka the second Earl of Rochester, from exile back to London. John is a morally-corrupt drunkard and a sexually- active cynical poet. When the King asks John to prepare a play for the French ambassador so as to please him, John meets the aspiring actress Elizabeth Barry in the playhouse and decides to make her into a great star. He falls in love with her and she becomes his mistress. During the presentation to the Frenchman, he falls into disgrace with the court. When he was thirty-three years old and dying of syphilis and alcoholism, he converts to being a religious man. This is why The Libertine (2004) is one of the best movies like The Illusionist (2006). (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money,  friendship
Locations:castle
Characters:friend
Story:theatre audience,  horse and carriage,  handkerchief,  lantern,  card playing,  backstage,  royalty,  sadness,  theatre,  candle,  wine,  letter,  london england,  sword,  drink,  face slap,  title spoken by character,  death,  murder,  kiss

The Water Diviner (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:magic,  drinking,  suicide,  friendship
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:horse and carriage,  man slaps a woman,  horseback riding,  fiance fiancee relationship,  balcony,  egg,  suitcase,  candle,  rifle,  shooting,  sword,  drink,  shot in the head,  face slap,  mirror,  horse,  food,  train,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  death,  gun,  flashback

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:drinking,  money
Characters:girl,  doctor,  friend
Story:theatre audience,  austrian,  jewel,  vienna austria,  theatre,  false accusation,  nonlinear timeline,  newspaper,  rifle,  painting,  shooting,  letter,  arrest,  drink,  mirror,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  death,  flashback,  murder

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The Four Feathers (2002)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, War

The Four Feathers (2002)

Set in 1884 Sudan, this fifth film to be adapted from the A.E.W. Mason novel follows a British officer who resigns his post right before his regiment ships out to battle the rebels. Perceiving his resignation as cowardice, his friends and fiancee give him four white feathers, the symbol of cowardice, but little do they know he's actually going undercover and plans to redeem his honor. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  jealousy,  friendship,  revenge
Characters:friend
Period:1880s
Story:horse and carriage,  broken engagement,  stable,  victorian era,  fiance fiancee relationship,  19th century,  disguise,  rifle,  shooting,  sword,  drink,  horse,  gun,  death,  kiss,  murder

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) is one of the best movies like The Illusionist (2006)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:obsession,  magic,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:castle
Story:secret love,  faked death,  forbidden love,  frog,  bird,  false accusation,  candle,  river,  supernatural power,  sword,  shot in the head,  face slap,  mirror,  horse,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  kiss,  death,  murder,  flashback

Das Weisse Band - Eine Deutsche Kindergeschichte (2009)
Drama, Mystery

Das Weisse Band - Eine Deutsche Kindergeschichte (2009)

From July, 1913 to the outbreak of World War I, a series of incidents take place in a German village. A horse trips on a wire and throws the rider; a woman falls to her death through rotted planks; the local baron's son is hung upside down in a mill; parents slap and bully their children; a man is cruel to his long-suffering lover; another sexually abuses his daughter. People disappear. A callow teacher, who courts a nanny in the baron's household, narrates the story and tries to investigate the connections among these accidents and crimes. What is foreshadowed? Are the children holy innocents? God may be in His heaven, but all is not right with the world; the center cannot hold. This is why Das Weisse Band - Eine Deutsche Kindergeschichte (2009) is one of the best movies like The Illusionist (2006). (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy,  drinking,  jealousy,  suicide,  revenge
Characters:girl,  boy,  doctor
Story:horse and carriage,  man slaps a woman,  flute,  horseback riding,  fiance fiancee relationship,  class differences,  sadness,  disappearance,  search,  bird,  eating,  rural setting,  drink,  investigation,  face slap,  horse,  food,  voice over narration,  cigarette smoking,  death,  kiss

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Un Long Dimanche De Fiancailles (2004)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, War

Un Long Dimanche De Fiancailles (2004)

Five desperate French soldiers during The Battle of the Somme shoot themselves, either by accident or with purpose, in order to be invalided back home. Having been "caught" a court-martial convenes and determines punishment to be banishment to No Man's Land with the objective of having the Germans finish them off. In the process of telling this tale each man's life is briefly explored along with their next of kin as Methilde, fiancee to one of the men, tries to determine the circumstances of her lover's death. This task is not made any easier for her due to a bout with polio as a child. Along the way she discovers the heights and depths of the human soul. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  jealousy,  friendship,  revenge
Characters:girl,  detective,  boy,  friend
Story:childhood sweetheart,  carpenter,  pocket watch,  fiance fiancee relationship,  soul,  sadness,  search,  nonlinear timeline,  eating,  disguise,  wine,  rifle,  shooting,  letter,  drink,  investigation,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  ghost,  train,  voice over narration,  pistol,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  death,  kiss,  gun,  murder,  flashback

Adoration (2013)
Drama, Romance

Adoration (2013)

Lil ('Naomi Watts' (qv)) and Roz ('Robin Wright (V)' (qv)) are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have been mounting between them, and each find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  jealousy,  friendship,  revenge
Characters:boy,  friend
Story:tryst,  lost love,  card playing,  forbidden love,  reunion,  sadness,  theatre,  eating,  wine,  drink,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  kiss,  death,  flashback

Madeo (2009) is one of the best movies like The Illusionist (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Madeo (2009)

A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it's his mother's call whether to prove him innocent or to leave him imprisoned.

Themes:drinking,  money,  revenge,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Characters:detective,  girl,  boy,  friend
Story:framed for murder,  assault,  breaking and entering,  search,  false accusation,  eating,  candle,  interrogation,  undressing,  arrest,  drink,  investigation,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  surprise ending,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  death,  flashback,  murder

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Gone Girl (2014)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Gone Girl (2014)

On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  drinking,  jealousy,  money,  revenge
Characters:detective,  girl
Story:investigation,  disappearance,  framed for murder,  sadness,  argument,  search,  false accusation,  nonlinear timeline,  eating,  disguise,  interrogation,  letter,  arrest,  drink,  food,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  sex scene,  murder,  flashback,  kiss,  death

Odd Thomas (2013)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Odd Thomas (2013)

Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas ('Anton Yelchin' (qv)) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs - predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction - Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart Stormy ('Addison Timlin' (qv)) and the local sheriff ('Willem Dafoe' (qv)), Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz. This is why Odd Thomas (2013) is one of the best movies like The Illusionist (2006). (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy,  revenge
Characters:doctor
Story:locket,  framed for murder,  pickpocket,  butterfly,  afterlife,  paranormal phenomena,  loss of loved one,  egg,  prince,  bird,  false accusation,  supernatural power,  arrest,  investigation,  shot in the head,  horse,  food,  ghost,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  two word title,  kiss,  murder,  flashback,  death

The Air I Breathe (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Air I Breathe (2007)

A frustrated and clumsy bank clerk overhears the conversation of three coworkers in the toilet about a fix in a horse race, and bets a large amount. He loses the bet and owes the money to the dangerous and powerful mobster Fingers. A gangster who works for Fingers has the ability of foreseeing pieces of the future; he is assigned to collect money for the boss, with his troublemaker nephew Tony, and is beaten up by a gang. The manager of pop-star Trista loses her contract to Fingers without her agreement and she is threatened by the gangster. A dedicated doctor seeks a blood donor that might have a rare blood type to save the life of his secret and unrequited passion, a beautiful epidemiologist who's married to a friend. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money,  suicide,  friendship
Characters:girl,  boy,  doctor,  friend
Story:butterfly,  backstage,  loss of loved one,  sadness,  nonlinear timeline,  rifle,  shooting,  drink,  mirror,  horse,  voice over narration,  pistol,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  kiss,  death,  flashback,  gun,  murder

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The Wicker Man (1973) is one of the best movies like The Illusionist (2006)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Wicker Man (1973)

On Sunday, April 29, 1973, Sergeant Neil Howie with the West Highland Constabulary flies solo to Summerisle off the coast of Scotland. He is there to follow up on a letter addressed specifically to him from an anonymous source on Summerisle reporting that a twelve year old girl who lives on the island, Rowan Morrison, the daughter of May Morrison, has long been missing. The correspondence includes a photograph of Rowan. Upon his arrival on Summerisle, Howie finds that the locals are a seemingly simple minded lot who provide little information beyond the fact that they know of no Rowan Morrison and do not know the girl in the photo. Mrs. Morrison admits to having a daughter, seven year old Myrtle, but no Rowan. As Howie speaks to more and more people, he begins to believe that Rowan does or did live on the island, but that the locals are hiding their knowledge of her. He also begins to see that the locals all have pagan beliefs, their "religion" which centers on procreation as the source of life. That procreation does not necessarily need to be within marriage, and openly flaunts the act of sex, both in private and in public. These beliefs do not sit well against Howie's strict Christian morals, he who regularly attends church, prays, and accepts communion. Everything that happens on the island seems to be dictated by Lord Summerisle, whose ancestors bought the island generations ago. Howie begins to believe that Rowan was murdered, she a sacrifice by the islanders to their higher power to ensure a bountiful apple crop - the main crop of the island - which did not materialize last season. With May Day approaching, Howie not only tries to find out if Rowan was indeed murdered/sacrificed, which includes trying to locate her body, but if there will be another sacrifice on this important day within the cycle of life. (Read More)

Themes:hunting,  obsession,  conspiracy,  drinking
Locations:castle
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:horse and carriage,  frog,  disappearance,  tree,  search,  disguise,  candle,  supernatural power,  painting,  letter,  sword,  drink,  investigation,  horse,  food,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  independent film,  death,  murder,  flashback

Australia (2008)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, War

Australia (2008)

In northern Australia at the beginning of World War II, an English aristocrat inherits a cattle station the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn stock-man to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier. (Read More)

Themes:hunting,  magic,  drinking,  money,  friendship
Characters:boy,  doctor,  friend
Story:stable,  horseback riding,  lantern,  reunion,  suitcase,  bird,  false accusation,  candle,  newspaper,  river,  rifle,  undressing,  arrest,  drink,  horse,  voice over narration,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  kiss,  murder,  flashback,  death

Dragonfly (2002)
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Dragonfly (2002)

Dr. Joe Darrow is a recently widowed doctor. He is grieving due to the death of his pregnant wife in a Red Cross mission in Venezuela. Although being atheist, he began to believe that his dead wife wants to communicate with him, through her young patients in the Pediatrics of a Chicago hospital.

Themes:drinking,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Characters:girl,  boy,  doctor,  friend
Story:apparition,  afterlife,  paranormal phenomena,  bird,  candle,  river,  supernatural power,  rifle,  arrest,  drink,  mirror,  ghost,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  death,  flashback,  gun

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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. This is why Out Of The Furnace (2013) is one of the best movies like The Illusionist (2006). (Read More)

Themes:hunting,  drinking,  money,  revenge
Story:deer antlers,  card playing,  disappearance,  eating,  rifle,  painting,  shooting,  letter,  drink,  investigation,  shot in the head,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  train,  voice over narration,  pistol,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  sex scene,  gun,  murder,  death,  flashback

Zodiac (2007) is one of the best movies like The Illusionist (2006)
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. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  drinking
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:framed for murder,  police inspector,  afterlife,  search,  wine,  newspaper,  interrogation,  rifle,  painting,  shooting,  letter,  arrest,  drink,  investigation,  shot in the head,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  death,  gun

From Hell (2001)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

From Hell (2001)

It is 1888 in London, and the unfortunate poor lead horrifying lives in the city's deadliest slum, Whitechapel. Harassed by gangs and forced to walk the streets for a living, Mary Kelly and her small group of companions trudge on through this daily misery, their only consolation being that things can't get any worse. Yet things somehow do when their friend Ann is kidnapped and they are drawn into a conspiracy with links higher up than they could possibly imagine. The kidnapping is soon followed by the gruesome murder of another woman, Polly, and it becomes apparent that they are being hunted down, one by one. Sinister even by Whitechapel standards, the murder grabs the attention of Inspector Fred Abberline, a brilliant yet troubled man whose police work is often aided by his psychic abilities. Abberline becomes deeply involved with the case, which takes on personal meaning to him when he and Mary begin to fall in love. But as he gets closer to the truth Whitechapel becomes more and more dangerous for Abberline, Mary, and the other girls. Whoever is responsible for the grisly acts is not going to give up his secret without a fight....will they be able to survive the avenging force that has been sent after them from hell? (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy,  drinking,  revenge
Characters:detective,  doctor,  friend
Period:1880s
Story:horse and carriage,  chief inspector,  man slaps a woman,  victorian era,  police inspector,  coin,  royalty,  prince,  19th century,  candle,  wine,  letter,  london england,  drink,  investigation,  face slap,  horse,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  sex scene,  murder,  flashback,  kiss,  death

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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:hunting,  conspiracy,  drinking,  money,  revenge
Characters:detective
Story:horseback riding,  police inspector,  eating,  wine,  interrogation,  rifle,  painting,  shooting,  london england,  arrest,  sword,  drink,  investigation,  face slap,  mirror,  horse,  food,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  flashback,  kiss,  death,  murder,  gun

Oldeuboi (2003)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Oldeuboi (2003)

Abducted on a rainy night in 1988, the obnoxious drunk, Oh Dae-Su, much to his surprise, wakes up locked in a windowless and dilapidated hotel room, for an unknown reason. There, his invisible and pitiless captors will feed him, clothe him and sedate him to avoid committing suicide, and as his only companion and a window to the world is the TV in his stark cell, the only thing that helps Oh Dae-Su keep going is his daily journal. But then, unexpectedly, after fifteen long years in captivity, the perplexed prisoner is deliberately released, encouraged to track down his tormentor to finally get his retribution. Nevertheless, who would hate Oh Dae-Su so much he would deny him of a quick and clean death? (Read More)

Themes:money,  conspiracy,  drinking,  jealousy,  suicide,  revenge,  friendship
Characters:doctor,  friend
Story:suicide by gunshot,  hypnotist,  handkerchief,  framed for murder,  hypnosis,  suitcase,  eating,  newspaper,  shooting,  undressing,  drink,  shot in the head,  food,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  kiss,  murder,  death,  flashback

Ben-hur (2016) is one of the best movies like The Illusionist (2006)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History

Ben-hur (2016)

Themes:jealousy,  revenge
Story:carpenter,  stable,  balcony,  prince,  class differences,  reunion,  false accusation,  nonlinear timeline,  letter,  arrest,  sword,  shot in the head,  horse,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  murder,  death,  flashback

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Now You See Me 2 (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy,  magic,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Story:magic trick,  card trick,  hypnotist,  illusionist,  pickpocket,  hypnosis,  faked death,  magician,  disappearance,  disguise,  london england,  arrest,  investigation,  pistol,  surprise ending,  photograph,  flashback

Scanners (1981)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Scanners (1981)

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

Themes:conspiracy,  suicide
Mood:suspense
Characters:doctor
Story:suicide by gunshot,  man slaps a woman,  film projector,  pipe smoking,  paranormal phenomena,  supernatural power,  interrogation,  investigation,  shot in the head,  face slap,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  death,  murder,  flashback

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,  drinking,  money,  suicide,  friendship,  revenge
Characters:girl,  boy,  doctor,  friend
Story:soul,  horseback riding,  reunion,  nonlinear timeline,  eating,  candle,  newspaper,  interrogation,  rifle,  shooting,  letter,  arrest,  drink,  face slap,  horse,  food,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  two word title,  sex scene,  death,  kiss,  murder,  gun,  flashback

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Ne Le Dis A Personne (2006) is one of the best movies like The Illusionist (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:obsession,  drinking,  suicide,  friendship
Characters:detective,  girl,  boy,  doctor,  friend
Story:wood carving,  stable,  faked death,  sadness,  search,  false accusation,  nonlinear timeline,  eating,  newspaper,  rifle,  shooting,  undressing,  arrest,  drink,  investigation,  face slap,  mirror,  horse,  food,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  flashback,  death,  gun

Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)
Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War

Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)

Due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, British Lieutenant 'T.E. Lawrence' (qv) is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal and serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Turks. With the aid of native Sherif Ali, Lawrence rebels against the orders of his superior officer and strikes out on a daring camel journey across the harsh desert to attack a well-guarded Turkish port. This is why Lawrence Of Arabia (1962) is one of the best movies like The Illusionist (2006). (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  drinking,  money
Characters:boy
Story:electricity,  horseback riding,  prince,  nonlinear timeline,  eating,  candle,  newspaper,  interrogation,  rifle,  shooting,  arrest,  sword,  drink,  shot in the head,  face slap,  horse,  food,  train,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  gun,  death,  flashback,  murder

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:hunting,  obsession,  drinking,  suicide,  revenge
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:disappearance,  spiritualist,  carpenter,  film projector,  assault,  breaking and entering,  reunion,  false accusation,  eating,  disguise,  newspaper,  rifle,  shooting,  undressing,  drink,  investigation,  face slap,  food,  train,  surprise ending,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  independent film,  sex scene,  death,  flashback,  kiss,  gun

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The Natural (1984)
Drama, Sport

The Natural (1984)

An unknown middle-aged batter named Roy Hobbs with a mysterious past appears out of nowhere to take a losing 1930s baseball team to the top of the league in this magical sports fantasy. With the aid of a bat cut from a lightning struck tree, Hobbs lives the fame he should have had earlier when, as a rising pitcher, he is inexplicably shot by a young woman. (Read More)

Characters:doctor
Story:magic trick,  theatre audience,  childhood sweetheart,  forbidden love,  railway station,  reunion,  tree,  rural setting,  shooting,  train,  photograph,  flashback,  death

Atonement (2007) is one of the best movies like The Illusionist (2006)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, War

Atonement (2007)

In 1939, Robbie Turner is a private in the British Army, he and his battalion who are heading to France to fight in the war. A stint in the army is not where his life was headed, which took a radical turn four years earlier at the Tallis estate where he grew up as his mother worked as the Tallis' live-in housekeeper. As such, he grew up with the three Tallis children: son Leon, and daughters Cecilia and Briony. Robbie and Cecilia were just getting to the stage of their lives of being able to confess their true love for each other. But then thirteen year old aspiring writer Briony also had a crush on the older Robbie. Based on two incidents she saw between Cecilia and Robbie (one only from afar), on reading a private letter Robbie wrote to Cecilia and on her own feelings for Robbie, Briony told some truths and half-truths about Robbie which resulted in this turn in his life. Robbie is able to reconnect with Cecilia before he is shipped off to France, and lives only to be able to head back to London to be with Cecilia and make up for the missing four years they could not spend together due to Briony's actions. A year later, Briony, now eighteen, also arrives in London to start working as a nurse to support the war effort. By this time, she is aware of the damage her thirteen year old self caused, and wants to atone for that error to both Cecilia from who she has been estranged, and Robbie who she has not seen since. She will make this atonement even if neither Robbie or Cecilia will ever speak to her, or if it takes the rest of her life. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  jealousy
Characters:girl,  doctor
Story:letter,  star crossed lovers,  horseback riding,  forbidden love,  reunion,  suitcase,  search,  false accusation,  nonlinear timeline,  eating,  candle,  wine,  rifle,  london england,  undressing,  arrest,  drink,  mirror,  food,  train,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  kiss,  death,  gun,  flashback

Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

After finally catching serial killer and occult "sorcerer" Lord Blackwood, legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson can close yet another successful case. But when Blackwood mysteriously returns from the grave and resumes his killing spree, Holmes must take up the hunt once again. Contending with his partner's new fiancee and the dimwitted head of Scotland Yard, the dauntless detective must unravel the clues that will lead him into a twisted web of murder, deceit, and black magic - and the deadly embrace of temptress Irene Adler. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  conspiracy,  friendship
Characters:detective
Story:horse and carriage,  illusionist,  victorian era,  pipe smoking,  faked death,  afterlife,  railway station,  19th century,  nonlinear timeline,  disguise,  newspaper,  london england,  undressing,  arrest,  sword,  investigation,  shot in the head,  mirror,  train,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  death,  murder,  flashback

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