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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:hunting, absurdism, blindness, escape, torture, fear, jealousy, friendship
Locations:hotel, woods, boat, restaurant
Characters:german, french, maid, dancer, policeman, girl, singer, doctor, friend, masturbation
Story:shooting an animal, shetland pony, single, greek island, hiding in the forest, hiding behind a tree, human hunting a human, feral pig, killing a rabbit, speech impediment, dead rabbit, digging own grave, digging a grave, endangered animal, animal trap, animal abuse, animal cruelty, dead animal, stabbing a woman, killing an animal

Swiss Army Man (2016)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Swiss Army Man (2016)

Hank, stranded on a deserted island and about to kill himself, notices a corpse washed up on the beach. He befriends it, naming it Manny, only to discover that his new friend can talk and has a myriad of supernatural abilities...which may help him get home.

Themes:fear, jealousy, friendship
Locations:woods
Characters:policeman, singer, friend, masturbation
Story:killing an animal, story telling, earphones, crying man, listening to music, pursuit, falling in love, prologue, microphone, apology, fish, suicide attempt, eating, f word, handcuffs, dead body, sunglasses, bus, slow motion scene, face slap

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.

Characters:german, french, maid, dancer, policeman, girl, doctor
Story:killing an animal, spa, killing a dog, knocking on a door, earphones, architect, listening to music, waiter, eyeglasses, dystopia, apology, eating, stabbing, bound and gagged, flashlight, swimming, f word, dead body, lie, shooting

Lovelace (2013)
Biography, Drama

Lovelace (2013)

Themes:fear, friendship
Locations:hotel, restaurant
Characters:dancer, policeman, singer, friend
Story:undressing someone, swimming pool, briefs, applause, eyeglasses, pursuit, microphone, pain, apology, eating, band, f word, swimming, running, sunglasses, undressing, face slap, food, underwear, song

Youth (2015) is one of the best movies like The Lobster (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:fear, friendship
Locations:woods, boat, hotel
Characters:german, french, dancer, girl, singer, doctor, friend
Story:swimming pool, tennis ball, dead wife, spa, looking out a window, earphones, applause, eyeglasses, falling in love, prologue, microphone, grave, apology, eating, bisexual, f word, swimming, sunglasses, lie, face slap

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. This is why The Water Diviner (2014) is one of the best movies like The Lobster (2015). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:hotel, boat
Characters:german, dancer, girl, singer, friend
Story:hotel manager, knocking on a door, greek, promise, crying man, architect, eyeglasses, subtitled scene, pursuit, widower, grave, apology, band, dead body, running, rifle, lie, shooting, slow motion scene, face slap

A Hologram For The King (2016)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

A Hologram For The King (2016)

Themes:hunting, fear
Locations:woods, hotel, restaurant
Characters:dancer, doctor
Story:swimming pool, divorced man, story telling, knocking on a door, men's bathroom, 12 year old, camel, brushing teeth, promise, architect, listening to music, wolf, eyeglasses, prologue, apology, swimming, f word, sunglasses, rifle, undressing

Legend (2015)
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:torture, fear, jealousy
Locations:restaurant
Characters:dancer, policeman, girl, singer
Story:circular staircase, knocking on a door, looking out a window, narrated by character, briefs, promise, nosebleed, applause, eyeglasses, prologue, microphone, grave, pain, apology, eating, stabbing, band, f word, handcuffs, dead body

The Two Faces Of January (2014) is one of the best movies like The Lobster (2015)
Romance, Thriller

The Two Faces Of January (2014)

1962. A glamorous American couple, the charismatic Chester MacFarland (Mortensen) and his alluring younger wife Colette (Dunst), arrive in Athens by boat via the Corinth Canal. While sightseeing at the Acropolis they encounter Rydal (Isaac), a young, Greek-speaking American who is working as a tour guide, scamming tourists on the side. Drawn to Colette's beauty and impressed by Chester's wealth and sophistication, Rydal gladly accepts their invitation to dinner. However, all is not as it seems with the MacFarlands and Chester's affable exterior hides darker secrets. When Rydal visits the couple at their exclusive hotel, Chester presses him to help move the body of a seemingly unconscious man who he claims attacked him. In the moment, Rydal agrees but as events take a more sinister turn he finds himself compromised and unable to pull himself free. His increasing infatuation with the vulnerable and responsive Colette gives rise to Chester's jealousy and paranoia, leading to a tense and dangerous battle of wits between the two men. (Read More)

Themes:jealousy
Locations:boat, hotel, restaurant
Characters:dancer, policeman, girl, singer
Story:fleeing, knocking on a door, greek, hiding, eyeglasses, couple, subtitled scene, pursuit, grave, apology, shot in the back, f word, running, sunglasses, undressing, bus, rain, song, chase, singing

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, fear, jealousy, friendship
Locations:woods, restaurant
Characters:dancer, policeman, doctor, friend
Story:murder of brother, hit with a rock, fleeing, hunger, partner, hiding, subtitled scene, pursuit, prologue, best friend, stabbing, flashlight, f word, handcuffs, dead body, running, rifle, lie, shooting, slow motion scene

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 Lobster (2015). (Read More)

Themes:hunting
Locations:woods
Characters:policeman
Story:killing an animal, murder of brother, knocking on a door, promise, crying man, eyeglasses, pursuit, prologue, grave, apology, eating, flashlight, shot in the back, f word, dead body, running, sunglasses, rifle, lie, shooting

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:escape
Locations:hotel
Characters:german, dancer, girl, singer, doctor, friend
Story:reading a letter aloud, fleeing, circular staircase, knocking on a door, crying man, listening to music, applause, eyeglasses, pursuit, speech, apology, f word, running, sunglasses, rifle, lie, shooting, song, brother brother relationship, chase

We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011) is one of the best movies like The Lobster (2015)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)

Eva Khatchadourian is trying to piece together her life following the "incident". Once a successful travel writer, she is forced to take whatever job comes her way, which of late is as a clerk in a travel agency. She lives a solitary life as people who know about her situation openly shun her, even to the point of violent actions toward her. She, in turn, fosters that solitary life because of the incident, the aftermath of which has turned her into a meek and scared woman. That incident involved her son Kevin Khatchadourian, who is now approaching his eighteenth birthday. Eva and Kevin have always had a troubled relationship, even when he was an infant. Whatever troubles he saw, Franklin, Eva's complacent husband, just attributed it to Kevin being a typical boy. The incident may be seen by both Kevin and Eva as his ultimate act in defiance against his mother. (Read More)

Themes:jealousy
Locations:restaurant
Characters:dancer, policeman, girl, singer, doctor, masturbation
Story:animal cruelty, killing an animal, eye bandage, knocking on a door, looking out a window, earphones, target practice, promise, hiding, listening to music, apology, eating, basketball, bra, f word, handcuffs, running, sunglasses, lie, face slap

The Company You Keep (2012)
Drama, Thriller

The Company You Keep (2012)

After years in hiding, ex-Weather Underground militant, Nick Sloan aka Jim Grant, learns about his old compatriot's arrest for a bank robbery turned deadly in the 1970s, which he is wanted for as an accomplice. This puts the ambitious young local reporter, Ben Shepard, on the scent of a story that exposes Nick as well. As such, Nick goes on the run while taking his daughter to safety. With that accomplished, Nick stays one step ahead of the FBI while pursuing a faint hope to clear his name. Meanwhile, Shepard digs deeper into the case himself as he discovers the true complexities of another times' determined ideals even as Nick faces their consequences with another. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:woods, boat, hotel, restaurant
Characters:policeman, girl, friend
Story:manhunt, yacht, promise, hiding, eyeglasses, pursuit, fugitive, widower, prologue, best friend, eating, f word, handcuffs, running, sunglasses, lie, food, rain, brother brother relationship, chase

The Lost City Of Z (2016)
Adventure, Biography, Drama, History

The Lost City Of Z (2016)

The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as "savages," the determined Fawcett - supported by his devoted wife, son and aide de camp returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Locations:boat
Characters:german, dancer, singer, doctor
Story:killing a rabbit, dead rabbit, reading a letter aloud, eye bandage, dart, knocking on a door, hunger, crying man, applause, eyeglasses, subtitled scene, pursuit, rabbit, apology, fish, swimming, dead body, bed, rifle, lie

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. This is why Kill Your Darlings (2013) is one of the best movies like The Lobster (2015). (Read More)

Themes:jealousy, friendship
Characters:german, french, dancer, policeman, singer, friend, masturbation
Story:hand bandage, rowboat, promise, eyeglasses, pursuit, prologue, best friend, apology, suicide attempt, stabbing, band, flashlight, f word, undressing, face slap, underwear, song, voice over narration, chase, knife

Blindness (2008) is one of the best movies like The Lobster (2015)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Blindness (2008)

A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant "white blindness". Those first afflicted are quarantined by the authorities in an abandoned mental hospital where the newly created "society of the blind" quickly breaks down. Criminals and the physically powerful prey upon the weak, hoarding the meager food rations and committing horrific acts. There is, however, one eyewitness to the nightmare. A woman whose sight is unaffected by the plague follows her afflicted husband to quarantine. There, keeping her sight a secret, she guides seven strangers who have become, in essence, a family. She leads them out of quarantine and onto the ravaged streets of the city, which has seen all vestiges of civilization crumble. (Read More)

Themes:blindness
Locations:hotel
Characters:policeman, singer, doctor
Story:digging a grave, food, kicked in the shin, dark glasses, totalitarianism, blind woman, listening to music, subtitled scene, dystopia, prologue, grave, eating, stabbing, dead body, sunglasses, rifle, shooting, undressing, face slap, rain

The Last King Of Scotland (2006)
Biography, Drama, History, Thriller

The Last King Of Scotland (2006)

In the early 1970s, Nicholas Garrigan, a young semi-idealistic Scottish doctor, comes to Uganda to assist in a rural hospital. Once there, he soon meets up with the new President, Idi Amin, who promises a golden age for the African nation. Garrigan hits it off immediately with the rabid Scotland fan, who soon offers him a senior position in the national health department and becomes one of Amin's closest advisers. However as the years pass, Garrigan cannot help but notice Amin's increasingly erratic behavior that grows beyond a legitimate fear of assassination into a murderous insanity that is driving Uganda into bloody ruin. Realizing his dire situation with the lunatic leader unwilling to let him go home, Garrigan must make some crucial decisions that could mean his death if the despot finds out. (Read More)

Themes:torture, fear, friendship
Characters:singer, doctor, friend
Story:killing an animal, swimming pool, forbidden sex, peacock, medical examination, architect, speech, prologue, microphone, eating, shot in the back, swimming, dead body, shooting, undressing, bus, food, underwear, rain, song

Mustang (2015)
Drama

Mustang (2015)

Early summer. In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The immorality of their play sets off a scandal that has unexpected consequences. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison; instruction in homemaking replaces school and marriages start being arranged. The five sisters who share a common passion for freedom, find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them. (Read More)

Themes:escape, fear
Characters:dancer, girl, singer, doctor
Story:animal in title, game playing, looking out a window, medical examination, hiding, pursuit, apology, eating, bra, running, rifle, bus, slow motion scene, face slap, food, underwear, song, voice over narration, chase, singing

Youth In Revolt (2009)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Youth In Revolt (2009)

At 16, Nick Twisp is wry about his teen funk: he lives in Oakland with his sex-addled mother; his father's child support is her meal ticket. While camping in Ukiah, Nick meets Sheeni: for him, it's love at first sight. Nick has to figure out how to get his father a job in Ukiah, then how to get sent to live with his father, then how to get close to Sheeni, whose religious parents may want her sent away from temptation to a boarding school. There's also Sheeni's all-American boyfriend to contend with. Overwhelmed by the challenges, Nick's about to give up when he conjures an alter ego who whispers revolt into his ear. Nick is not altogether hapless, but can this end well? (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:woods, restaurant
Characters:french, policeman, friend, masturbation
Story:knocking on a door, 16 year old, narrated by character, breakfast, listening to music, pursuit, prologue, best friend, apology, eating, bra, f word, running, sunglasses, lie, undressing, slow motion scene, food, underwear, voice over narration

Cloud Atlas (2012) is one of the best movies like The Lobster (2015)
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. This is why Cloud Atlas (2012) is one of the best movies like The Lobster (2015). (Read More)

Themes:escape, friendship
Locations:woods, restaurant
Characters:policeman, girl, singer, doctor, friend
Story:swimming pool, out of ammunition, killing a dog, knocking on a door, corporal punishment, hunger, eyeglasses, dystopia, pursuit, prologue, apology, eating, stabbing, flashlight, shot in the back, f word, handcuffs, dead body, running, rifle

Dark Places (2015)
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:escape, fear
Locations:restaurant
Characters:dancer, girl
Story:dead animal, killing an animal, fleeing, blood stain, knocking on a door, 16 year old, narrated by character, 12 year old, crying man, breakfast, listening to music, pursuit, prologue, apology, eating, stabbing, flashlight, f word, rifle, lie

Body Of Lies (2008)
Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War

Body Of Lies (2008)

Roger Ferris is a CIA operative in the Middle East; Ed Hoffman is his control at Langley. Cynicism is everywhere. In Amman, Roger works with Hani Salaam, Jordan's head of security, whose only dictum is "Don't lie to me." The Americans are in pursuit of a cleric who leads a group placing bombs all over Europe. When Hani rebukes Ed's demand that Jordan allow the Americans to use one of Jordan's double agents, Roger and Ed hatch a plan to bring the cleric to them. The plan is complicated by its being a secret from Hani and by Roger's attraction to a local nurse. Satellites and cell phones, bodies and lies: modern warfare. (Read More)

Themes:torture, friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:girl, doctor, friend
Story:killing an animal, corporal punishment, architect, subtitled scene, pursuit, falling in love, prologue, pain, eating, stabbing, bound and gagged, shot in the back, f word, dead body, running, sunglasses, rifle, lie, face slap, food

Haute Tension (2003)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Haute Tension (2003)

Alexia travels with her friend Marie to spend a couple of days with her family in their farm in the country. They arrive late and they are welcomed by Alexia's father. Late in the night, a sadistic and sick killer breaks into the farmhouse, slaughters Alexia's family--including their dog--and kidnaps Alexia. Marie hides from the criminal and tries to help the hysterical and frightened Alexia, chase the maniac, and disclose his identity in the end. (Read More)

Themes:torture, friendship
Locations:woods
Characters:french, friend, masturbation
Story:killing an animal, murder of brother, killing a dog, dead dog, earphones, parrot, listening to music, couple, pursuit, best friend, stabbing, bound and gagged, flashlight, shot in the back, dead body, bed, running, sunglasses, rifle, shooting

The Beach (2000) is one of the best movies like The Lobster (2015)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller

The Beach (2000)

Garland's novel centers on a young nicotine-addicted traveler named Richard, an avid pop-culture buff with a particular love for video games and Vietnam War movies. While at a hotel in Bangkok, he finds a map left by his strange, whacked-out neighbor, who just committed suicide. The map supposedly leads to a legendary island paradise where some other wayward souls have settled. (Read More)

Locations:boat, hotel
Characters:french, dancer
Story:first person narration, fleeing, volleyball, electronic music, pursuit, grave, fish, shot in the back, swimming, dead body, bed, lie, rain, voice over narration, chase, knife, photograph, dancing, bare chested male, two word title

Hesher (2010)
Comedy, Drama

Hesher (2010)

T.J., a high school freshman, lost his mother two months before in a car accident: his father pops pills and sits on the couch; his grandmother holds things together, chatting and cooking. T.J. wants the car back from the salvage yard where the owner's son is a bully. By happenstance, Hesher, a foul-mouthed squatter, moves in with T.J's family. T.J. also meets Nicole, a grocery clerk near poverty who helps him once. Hesher involves T.J. in crime, the bully is omnipresent, mom's car is slipping away, dad has checked out, T.J. watches Nicole at work, and his grandma invites him to join her morning walk: the odds are long that T.J. can assemble a family to help him thrive. This is why Hesher (2010) is one of the best movies like The Lobster (2015). (Read More)

Themes:jealousy, friendship
Characters:policeman, singer, doctor, friend, masturbation
Story:swimming pool, bloody mouth, looking out a window, briefs, loner, hiding, listening to music, eyeglasses, pursuit, prologue, pain, apology, eating, f word, swimming, running, lie, undressing, slow motion scene, food

Gifted (2017)
Drama

Gifted (2017)

Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old's mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank's formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary's landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Mary's teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well. (Read More)

Themes:fear, friendship
Locations:boat, restaurant
Characters:dancer, girl, singer, friend
Story:swimming pool, single, looking out a window, 12 year old, promise, crying man, breakfast, applause, eyeglasses, microphone, apology, running, sunglasses, slow motion scene, face slap, song, singing, photograph, dancing, mother daughter relationship

Garden State (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Garden State (2004)

Andrew Largeman is a semi-successful television actor who plays a intellectually disabled quarterback. His somewhat controlling and psychiatrist father has led Andrew ("Large") to believe that his mother's wheelchair bound life was his fault. Andrew decides to lay off the drugs that his father and his doctor made him believe that he needed, and began to see life for what it is. He began to feel the pain he had longed for, and began to have a genuine relationship with a girl who had some problems of her own. (Read More)

Themes:blindness, escape, friendship
Locations:hotel, restaurant
Characters:girl, dancer, policeman, singer, doctor, friend
Story:digging a grave, dead animal, pain, swimming pool, blind woman, men's bathroom, briefs, medical examination, yacht, golf, waiter, best friend, bra, swimming, bed, lie, slow motion scene, food, underwear, rain

De Rouille Et D'os (2012) is one of the best movies like The Lobster (2015)
Drama, Romance

De Rouille Et D'os (2012)

Themes:jealousy
Locations:hotel
Characters:french, dancer
Story:spa, looking out a window, hunger, listening to music, applause, pain, eating, swimming, f word, running, sunglasses, rifle, undressing, slow motion scene, face slap, food, underwear, rain, photograph, dancing

Swimming Pool (2003)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Swimming Pool (2003)

Sarah Morton is a famous British mystery author. Tired of London and seeking inspiration for her new novel, she accepts an offer from her publisher John Bosload to stay at his home in Luberon, in the South of France. It is the off-season, and Sarah finds that the beautiful country locale and unhurried pace is just the tonic for her--until late one night, when John's indolent and insouciant French daughter Julie unexpectedly arrives. Sarah's prim and steely English reserve is jarred by Julie's reckless, sexually charged lifestyle. Their interactions set off an increasingly unsettling series of events, as Sarah's creative process and a possible real-life murder begin to blend dangerously together. (Read More)

Themes:jealousy
Locations:restaurant
Characters:french, policeman, masturbation
Story:digging a grave, swimming pool, waiter, falling in love, bra, swimming, dead body, bed, sunglasses, food, underwear, rain, erection, knife, dancing, cigarette smoking, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, two word title, kiss

Le Passe (2013)
Drama, Mystery

Le Passe (2013)

Coming back to accomplish the divorce procedure, Ahmad an Iranian man, arrives in Paris after four years to meet his ex-wife and her daughters from her previous marriage. He notices his ex is in a relationship with an Arab named Samir who also has a son and a wife in a coma. The relationship of the older daughter and her mother is in deterioration because the daughter thinks her mother is the cause of Samir's wife comatose state. The affairs get more complicated when the older daughter discloses something heinous she has done. This is why Le Passe (2013) is one of the best movies like The Lobster (2015). (Read More)

Themes:fear, friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:french, girl, doctor, friend
Story:16 year old, looking out a window, promise, pursuit, prologue, apology, suicide attempt, eating, f word, running, lie, face slap, food, rain, chase, photograph, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship

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:torture, friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:dancer, policeman, girl, singer, doctor, friend
Story:men's bathroom, listening to music, pursuit, suicide attempt, bound and gagged, bra, shot in the back, running, rifle, shooting, bus, slow motion scene, underwear, rain, song, voice over narration, chase, singing, photograph, dancing

Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001) is one of the best movies like The Lobster (2015)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance

Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)

In Mexico City, late teen friends Tenoch Iturbide and Julio Zapata are feeling restless as their respective girlfriends are traveling together through Europe before they all begin the next phase of their lives at college. At a lavish family wedding, Tenoch and Julio meet Luisa Cortes, the twenty-something wife of Tenoch's cousin Jano, the two who have just moved to Mexico from Spain. Tenoch and Julio try to impress the beautiful Luisa by telling her that they will be taking a trip to the most beautiful secluded beach in Mexico called la Boca del Cielo (translated to Heaven's Mouth), the trip and the beach which in reality don't exist. When Luisa learns of Jano's latest marital indiscretion straight from the horse's mouth, she takes Tenoch and Julio's offer to go along on this road trip, meaning that Tenoch and Julio have to pull together quickly a road trip to a non-existent beach. They decide to head toward one suggested by their friend Saba, who seems a little confused himself of this beach's location. On the road trip, which ends up not being totally harmonious, the three go on a trip of discovery. For Luisa, she has to figure out what to do with her immediate future based on the news from Jano and a secret she is keeping. And Tenoch and Julio have to figure out what their friendship really means as they grow up. (Read More)

Themes:escape, fear, jealousy, friendship
Locations:boat, hotel, restaurant
Characters:dancer, singer, doctor, friend, masturbation
Story:undressing someone, swimming pool, 16 year old, promise, listening to music, waiter, pig, microphone, apology, eating, bra, flashlight, swimming, f word, dead body, bed, sunglasses, rifle, lie, undressing

The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport

The Basketball Diaries (1995)

Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction. As a member of a seemingly unbeatable high school basketball squad, Jim's life centers around the basketball court and the court becomes a metaphor for the world in his mind. A best friend who is dying of leukemia, a coach ("Swifty") who takes unacceptable liberties with the boys on his team, teenage sexual angst, and an unhealthy appetite for heroin -- all of these begin to encroach on young Jim's dream of becoming a basketball star. Soon, the dark streets of New York become a refuge from his mother's mounting concern for her son. He can't go home and his only escape from the reality of the streets is heroin for which he steals, robs and prostitutes himself. Only with the help of Reggie, an older neighborhood friend with whom Jim "picked up a game" now and then, is he able to begin the long journey back to sanity. (Read More)

Themes:escape, friendship
Locations:hotel, restaurant
Characters:policeman, friend, masturbation
Story:basketball, corporal punishment, nosebleed, applause, pursuit, prologue, best friend, eating, bra, shot in the back, swimming, running, rifle, shooting, undressing, bus, slow motion scene, face slap, food, underwear

Anonymous (2011)
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:torture
Locations:boat
Characters:french, dancer, girl, singer
Story:greek, stabbed in the leg, rowboat, hiding, applause, pursuit, prologue, pain, stabbing, shot in the back, dead body, shooting, face slap, rain, song, voice over narration, chase, singing, dancing, father daughter relationship

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? This is why Oldeuboi (2003) is one of the best movies like The Lobster (2015). (Read More)

Themes:torture, fear, jealousy, friendship
Locations:hotel, restaurant
Characters:singer, doctor, friend
Story:animal cruelty, earphones, self mutilation, flirting, fugitive, prologue, pain, suicide attempt, eating, stabbing, flashlight, running, sunglasses, shooting, undressing, slow motion scene, food, rain, song, voice over narration

Sleeping With Other People (2015) is one of the best movies like The Lobster (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Themes:fear, jealousy, friendship
Locations:hotel, restaurant
Characters:dancer, policeman, doctor, friend, masturbation
Story:swimming pool, waiter, eyeglasses, subtitled scene, pursuit, best friend, apology, band, f word, lie, undressing, slow motion scene, rain, brother brother relationship, erection, chase, dancing, cigarette smoking, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship

All Good Things (2010)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

All Good Things (2010)

A love story and murder mystery based on the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history. The original screenplay uses newly discovered facts, court records and speculation as the foundation for a story of family, obsession, love and loss.

Themes:fear, friendship
Locations:boat, restaurant
Characters:maid, dancer, girl, singer, friend
Story:swimming pool, man wearing tidy whities, pony, circular staircase, killing a dog, dead dog, men's bathroom, briefs, target practice, eyeglasses, eating, swimming, dead body, running, sunglasses, shooting, undressing, food, underwear, rain

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:fear, jealousy, friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:dancer, policeman, singer, doctor, friend
Story:knocking on a door, promise, pursuit, best friend, apology, eating, flashlight, f word, swimming, dead body, running, shooting, face slap, food, underwear, song, chase, knife, singing, photograph

Die Welle (2008)
Drama, Thriller

Die Welle (2008)

High school teacher, Rainer Wegner, may be popular with the students, but he's also unorthodox. He's forced to teach autocracy for the school's project week. He's less than enthusiastic at first, but the response of the students is surprising to say the least. He forces the students to become more invested in the prospect of self rule, and soon the class project has its own power and eerily starts to resemble Germany's past. Can Wegner and his class realize what's happening before the horrors start repeating themselves? (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:german, dancer, policeman, friend
Story:swimming pool, bloody mouth, totalitarianism, knocking on a door, listening to music, applause, dystopia, apology, eating, f word, lie, shooting, face slap, food, underwear, rain, dancing, cigarette smoking, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship

The Revenant (2015) is one of the best movies like The Lobster (2015)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western

The Revenant (2015)

While exploring g uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary fronjitiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him. This is why The Revenant (2015) is one of the best movies like The Lobster (2015). (Read More)

Themes:hunting, escape, fear, friendship
Locations:woods, boat
Characters:french
Story:digging a grave, killing an animal, dead wife, single, loner, stabbed in the leg, manhunt, self mutilation, wolf, subtitled scene, pig, pursuit, widower, stabbing, shot in the back, rifle, lie, rain, chase, knife

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, escape, friendship
Locations:boat
Characters:dancer, policeman, singer, doctor, friend
Story:camel, hiding, listening to music, subtitled scene, pursuit, widower, prologue, fish, shot in the back, swimming, dead body, bed, running, rifle, undressing, slow motion scene, rain, song, voice over narration, chase

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.

Themes:fear, friendship
Locations:boat, restaurant
Characters:french, maid, dancer, policeman, friend, masturbation
Story:animal in title, swimming pool, playing tennis, first person narration, men's bathroom, narrated by character, partner, yacht, promise, wolf, golf, applause, eyeglasses, microphone, apology, eating, f word, handcuffs, running, sunglasses

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, torture, fear
Locations:woods
Characters:german, french, dancer, girl, friend
Story:animal cruelty, wolf, pig, rabbit, prologue, grave, transformation, animal, eating, stabbing, bound and gagged, shot in the back, bed, running, rifle, food, underwear, rain, brother brother relationship, knife

Biutiful (2010) is one of the best movies like The Lobster (2015)
Drama, Romance

Biutiful (2010)

Uxbal, single father of two children, finds his life in chaos as he is forced to deal with his life in order to escape the heat of crime in underground Barcelona, to break with the love for the divorced, manic depressive, abusive mother of his children and to regain spiritual insight in his life as he is diagnosed with terminal cancer. (Read More)

Themes:escape, fear
Locations:woods, restaurant
Characters:dancer, policeman, girl, doctor
Story:single, briefs, medical examination, couple, pursuit, prologue, microphone, grave, pain, apology, fish, eating, dead body, running, undressing, face slap, food, underwear, rain, brother brother relationship

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. This is why Mortdecai (2015) is one of the best movies like The Lobster (2015). (Read More)

Themes:hunting, escape, torture
Locations:hotel, restaurant
Characters:dancer, policeman
Story:swimming pool, hand bandage, circular staircase, knocking on a door, men's bathroom, eyeglasses, subtitled scene, pursuit, falling in love, pain, apology, eating, shot in the back, f word, dead body, running, rifle, shooting, face slap, food

Lolita (1997)
Drama, Romance

Lolita (1997)

Humbert Humbert, a British professor coming to the US to teach, rents a room in Charlotte Haze's house, but only after he sees her 14-year-old daughter, Dolores (Lolita), to whom he is immediately attracted. Though he hates the mother, he marries her as this is the only way to be close to the girl, who will prove to be too mature for her age. They start a journey together, trying to hide they're not just (step)father and daughter, throughout the country, being followed by someone whom Humbert first suspects to be from the police. The profound jealousy, and maybe some guilt from the forbidden love, seem slowly to drive the man emotionally labile. (Read More)

Themes:jealousy
Locations:hotel
Characters:maid, dancer, policeman, girl, singer, doctor
Story:swimming pool, brushing teeth, target practice, eyeglasses, pursuit, swimming, bed, sunglasses, lie, shooting, slow motion scene, face slap, underwear, rain, voice over narration, dancing, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, fight

Madeo (2009)
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:fear, friendship
Locations:woods, restaurant
Characters:dancer, policeman, girl, friend
Story:killing a dog, nosebleed, hiding, golf, prologue, microphone, pain, eating, bra, flashlight, handcuffs, dead body, running, undressing, bus, face slap, food, underwear, rain, photograph

The Iceman (2012) is one of the best movies like The Lobster (2015)
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:fear, friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:dancer, girl, friend
Story:killing a dog, knocking on a door, 16 year old, 12 year old, partner, crying man, hiding, eyeglasses, pursuit, best friend, apology, stabbing, shot in the back, f word, handcuffs, dead body, sunglasses, shooting, bus, face slap

Nine (2009)
Drama, Musical, Romance

Nine (2009)

Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. With only a week left before shooting begins, he desperately searches for answers and inspiration from his wife, his mistress, his muse, and his mother. As his chaotic profession steadily destroys his personal life, Guido must find a balance between creating art and succumbing to its obsessive demands. (Read More)

Themes:jealousy
Locations:hotel
Characters:dancer, singer, doctor
Story:circular staircase, spa, corporal punishment, medical examination, eyeglasses, pursuit, microphone, pantyhose, suicide attempt, band, bra, running, sunglasses, lie, shooting, undressing, underwear, rain, song, voice over narration

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