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The Number 23 (2007)
Mystery, Thriller

The Number 23 (2007)

On his birthday, Walter Sparrow, an amiable dog-catcher, takes a call that leaves him dog bit and late to pick up his wife. She's browsed in a bookstore, finding a blood-red-covered novel, a murder mystery with numerology that loops constantly around the number 23. The story captivates Walter: he dreams it, he notices aspects of his life that can be rendered by "23," he searches for the author, he stays in the hotel (in room 23) where events in the novel took place, and he begins to believe it was no novel. His wife and son try to help him, sometimes in sympathy, sometimes to protect him. Slowly, with danger to himself and to his family, he closes in on the truth. (Read More)

Themes:madness,  insanity,  paranoia,  obsession,  anger,  funeral,  christmas,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  nightmare,  gore
Locations:woods,  cemetery,  hospital
Characters:psychiatrist,  lust,  priest,  detective,  student,  teacher,  doctor
Story:bookstore,  teacher student relationship,  author,  used book store,  book,  christmas tree,  attempted suicide,  jumping to death,  animal control worker,  animal control,  driven mad,  false arrest,  reference to ted bundy,  dispatcher,  numerology,  reference to al capone,  dart gun,  fugue,  dogcatcher,  playing against type,  charades,  compulsion,  home renovation,  fantasy becomes reality,  delirium,  dog bite,  penitentiary,  visions,  lifting female in air,  wrongful imprisonment,  enigma,  gravestone,  inmate,  manuscript,  noose,  coincidence,  foreplay,  saxophone,  framed,  police arrest,  photo album,  siren,  truck driver,  daydream,  superstition,  imagination,  mental institution,  psycho thriller,  fate,  sadomasochism,  time,  lifting someone into the air,  electronic music score,  destiny,  birthday cake,  domination,  typewriter,  premarital sex,  murderer,  countryside,  skeleton,  reading,  fantasy sequence,  grave,  femme fatale,  voice over,  man with glasses,  little boy,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  prisoner,  throat slitting,  bridge,  candle,  police car,  bra,  flashlight,  revolver,  classroom,  handcuffs,  hallucination,  falling from height,  kissing,  shot in the head,  police officer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  shower,  panties,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  number in title,  sex scene,  bondage,  blood,  murder,  flashback,  death

In The Mouth Of Madness (1994)
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

In The Mouth Of Madness (1994)

With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all Hell is breaking loose...literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his evil creepy-crawlies to life. Insurance investigator John Trent is sent to investigate Cane's mysterious vanishing act and ends up in the sleepy little East Coast town of Hobb's End. The fact that this town exists as a figment of Cane's twisted imagination is only the beginning of Trent's problems. (Read More)

Themes:madness,  insanity,  paranoia,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  nightmare
Characters:psychiatrist,  doctor
Story:imagination,  fantasy becomes reality,  manuscript,  bookstore,  mental institution,  electronic music score,  typewriter,  murderer,  author,  bridge,  revolver,  handcuffs,  hallucination,  book,  shot in the head,  police officer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  death,  flashback,  blood,  murder

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Gothika (2003)
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Gothika (2003)

Dr. Miranda Grey is a psychiatrist who works in a penitentiary, in the mental institution sector. She is married with Dr. Douglas Grey, the chief of department where Dr. Pete Graham also works. Chloe Sava, a patient of Dr. Miranda formerly abused by her stepfather, claims that she is frequently raped by the devil in her cell. After leaving the asylum in a stormy night, Dr. Miranda has a car accident, and when she wakes up, she is an inmate of the institution, being accused of an horrible crime and having no memory of the incident. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  nightmare,  gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:psychiatrist,  doctor
Story:penitentiary,  inmate,  mental institution,  psycho thriller,  murderer,  fantasy sequence,  prisoner,  throat slitting,  bridge,  police car,  flashlight,  hallucination,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  shower,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  photograph,  murder,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  blood,  death,  flashback

A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)

Death stalks the dreams of several young adults to claim its revenge on the killing of Freddy Kruger. Chased and chastised by this finger-bladed demon, it is the awakening of old memories and the denials of a past of retribution that spurns this hellish vision of a dreamlike state and turns death into a nightmare reality. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  funeral
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Locations:cemetery,  hospital
Story:wrongful imprisonment,  photo album,  bookstore,  lifting someone into the air,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  hallucination,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  photograph,  father son relationship,  blood,  death,  flashback,  murder

The Prophecy (1995) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007)
Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Prophecy (1995)

"Some people lose their faith because Heaven shows them too little," says Thomas Daggett. "But how many people lose their faith because Heaven showed them too much?" Daggett nearly became a priest; now he's a cop. He may want to put religion behind him, but one morning a weird, eyeless, hermaphroditic corpse turns up. Suddenly he is on a path that will put him right in the middle of a war in Heaven. And once again, Heaven will show him too much: gore, blood, charred flesh, living corpses and much worse. Even more central to the heavenly war effort is a young girl. This American Indian child has something Gabriel wants. And Gabriel is willing to kill her and anyone in his path - or even reanimate a corpse or two - to get it. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  funeral
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:cemetery,  hospital
Characters:priest,  detective,  teacher
Story:teacher student relationship,  electronic music score,  skeleton,  police car,  flashlight,  revolver,  hallucination,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  shot in the head,  police officer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  flashback,  murder,  death

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

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. This is why Don't Say A Word (2001) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007). (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  anger
Mood:suspense
Locations:cemetery
Characters:psychiatrist,  detective
Story:siren,  mental institution,  skeleton,  grave,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  bridge,  police car,  flashlight,  revolver,  handcuffs,  police officer,  corpse,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  death,  murder,  blood,  flashback

The Dead Zone (1983)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Dead Zone (1983)

Johnny Smith wakes from a coma due to a car accident, only to find he has lost five years of his life, and yet gained psychic powers. Foreseeing the future appears to be a 'gift' at first, but ends up causing problems...

Themes:madness,  paranoia,  christmas,  suicide
Mood:suspense
Locations:hospital
Characters:teacher,  psychiatrist,  doctor
Story:christmas tree,  visions,  psycho thriller,  electronic music score,  destiny,  premarital sex,  murderer,  man with glasses,  little boy,  stabbed in the chest,  police car,  flashlight,  revolver,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  police officer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  death,  blood,  flashback,  murder

8mm (1999)
Mystery, Thriller

8mm (1999)

A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, Welles relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town private eye. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  paranoia,  anger,  suicide
Mood:suspense
Locations:cemetery,  hospital
Characters:detective
Story:bookstore,  psycho thriller,  fate,  sadomasochism,  premarital sex,  man with glasses,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  prisoner,  throat slitting,  falling from height,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  number in title,  death,  murder,  bondage,  blood

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A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007)
Horror, Thriller

A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

Following up the previous Nightmare film, the dream demon Freddy Krueger is resurrected from his apparent demise, and rapidly tracks down and kills all three of the surviving Elm Street kids. However, Kristen (who has the ability to draw others into her dreams) wills her special ability to her friend Alice before her demise. Afterwords, Alice soon realizes that Freddy is taking advantage of that unknown power she now wields to pull a new group of teenage children into his foul domain. (Read More)

Themes:funeral
Mood:suspense,  nightmare,  gore
Locations:cemetery,  hospital
Story:lifting female in air,  daydream,  lifting someone into the air,  electronic music score,  murderer,  skeleton,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  cult film,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  number in title,  blood,  murder

Dracula 2000 (2000)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Dracula 2000 (2000)

In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship. Van Helsing and Simon travel from London to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing's daughter Mary (Waddell) from the family's life long nemesis - Dracula. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  nightmare,  gore
Locations:cemetery
Characters:priest,  doctor
Story:destiny,  premarital sex,  femme fatale,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  candle,  flashlight,  hallucination,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  photograph,  number in title,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  death

A Nightmare On Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989)
Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thriller

A Nightmare On Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989)

Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice's unborn child. His intention is to be "born again" into the real world. The only one who can stop Freddy is his dead mother, but can Alice free her spirit in time to save her own son? This is why A Nightmare On Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007). (Read More)

Themes:insanity
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:mental institution,  time,  lifting someone into the air,  premarital sex,  murderer,  skeleton,  falling from height,  blood splatter,  dream,  shower,  surprise ending,  cult film,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  death,  blood,  murder

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The Mummy (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:paranoia,  anger
Locations:woods,  cemetery
Characters:priest,  doctor
Story:destiny,  fate,  skeleton,  fantasy sequence,  femme fatale,  man with glasses,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  police car,  flashlight,  hallucination,  police officer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  death,  murder,  flashback,  blood

Paranoid Park (2007) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007)
Crime, Drama, Mystery

Paranoid Park (2007)

The teenager and skateboarder Alex is interviewed by Detective Richard Lu that is investigating the death of a security guard in the rail yards severed by a train who was apparently hit by a skate board. While dealing with the separation process of his parents and the sexual heat of his virgin girlfriend Jennifer, Alex writes his last experiences in Paranoid Park with his new acquaintances and how the guard was killed, trying to relieve his feeling of guilty from his conscience. (Read More)

Themes:anger
Characters:detective,  student,  teacher
Story:police arrest,  time,  voice over,  bridge,  bra,  flashlight,  classroom,  police officer,  corpse,  shower,  panties,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  death,  flashback,  blood

Chugyeogja (2008)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Chugyeogja (2008)

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

Themes:anger
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective
Story:siren,  grave,  prisoner,  police car,  bra,  flashlight,  handcuffs,  police officer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  panties,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  flashback,  blood,  death

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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:paranoia,  anger,  funeral
Mood:suspense
Locations:hospital
Characters:priest,  doctor
Story:attempted suicide,  grave,  little boy,  candle,  police car,  revolver,  hallucination,  handcuffs,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  death,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  flashback

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)

For the last 8 years the brothers have been living with their father on a sheep farm deep in isolated Ireland. One day their uncle tells them that they have been framed for the murder of a Bostonian Catholic priest. The boys must return to Boston to not only clear their names but find the men who framed them. This is why The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007). (Read More)

Mood:gore
Characters:priest
Story:framed,  fantasy sequence,  grave,  prisoner,  throat slitting,  candle,  revolver,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  corpse,  cult film,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  number in title,  blood,  murder,  flashback

The Guest (2014) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Mood:suspense
Story:electronic music score,  premarital sex,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  flashlight,  revolver,  classroom,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  knife,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  sex scene,  blood,  murder,  death

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Angel Heart (1987)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Angel Heart (1987)

Harry Angel has a new case, to find a man called Johnny Favourite. Except things aren't quite that simple and Johnny doesn't want to be found. Let's just say that amongst the period detail and beautiful scenery, it all gets really really nasty.

Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:lust,  priest,  detective,  doctor
Story:dog bite,  police arrest,  superstition,  mental institution,  fate,  time,  countryside,  grave,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  bridge,  candle,  bra,  flashlight,  revolver,  hallucination,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  panties,  surprise ending,  cult film,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  sex scene,  blood,  murder,  flashback,  death

The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Sci-fi, Thriller

The Butterfly Effect (2004)

Evan Treborn grows up in a small town with his single, working mother and his friends. He suffers from memory blackouts where he suddenly finds himself somewhere else, confused. Evan's friends and mother hardly believe him, thinking he makes it up just to get out of trouble. As Evan grows up he has fewer of these blackouts until he seems to have recovered. Since the age of seven he has written a diary of his blackout moments so he can remember what happens. One day at college he starts to read one of his old diaries, and suddenly a flashback hits him like a brick! (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  funeral,  suicide
Mood:nightmare
Locations:woods,  cemetery,  hospital
Characters:psychiatrist,  student,  teacher
Story:mental institution,  fate,  destiny,  reading,  stabbed in the chest,  dream,  shower,  panties,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  sex scene,  flashback,  murder,  death,  blood

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

The Bone Collector (1999)

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

Themes:paranoia,  christmas,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  gore
Characters:detective,  doctor
Story:christmas tree,  bookstore,  time,  destiny,  author,  man with glasses,  little boy,  police car,  flashlight,  revolver,  handcuffs,  police officer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  death,  murder,  blood

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A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

Picking up where the original Nightmare left off, Nancy has grown up and become a psychiatrist specializing in dream therapy. She meets a group of children at a local hospital facing Freddy Krueger, the same demon she once encountered in her sleep. One of them is Kristen, who has the power to draw other people into her dreams. Working with a male doctor assigned to the case, Nancy helps the kids realize their special abilities within the nightmare world. When Freddy captures one of her charges, she leads a rescue attempt into Krueger's domain, in hopes of putting his spirit to rest once and for all. This is why A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007). (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  funeral
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Locations:cemetery,  hospital
Characters:psychiatrist,  doctor
Story:psycho thriller,  lifting someone into the air,  electronic music score,  murderer,  skeleton,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  falling from height,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  number in title,  murder,  bondage,  death

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. (Read More)

Mood:suspense
Characters:detective
Story:electronic music score,  birthday cake,  premarital sex,  skeleton,  little boy,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  police car,  handcuffs,  shot in the head,  police officer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  knife,  photograph,  number in title,  sex scene,  flashback,  death,  murder,  blood

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...

Themes:funeral,  christmas,  suicide
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective,  lust,  teacher
Story:time,  christmas tree,  mental institution,  fate,  destiny,  reading,  bridge,  police car,  revolver,  book,  falling from height,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  panties,  surprise ending,  cult film,  murder,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  blood,  flashback,  death

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The Uninvited (2009)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Uninvited (2009)

After the death of her ill mother in a fire, the young teenager Anna tries to commit suicide and is sent to a mental institution for treatment. Ten months later, Anna still cannot remember what had happened on the night her mother died. Her psychiatric Dr. Silberling, however, discharges her telling that she has resolved her issues. Her father and successful writer, Steven, brings her back home in an isolated mansion nearby the coast. Anna finds that her mother's former nurse, Rachel Summers, is her stepmother now. Anna meets her beloved sister, Alex, swimming in the sea. She discovers that Steven has not delivered the letters and CDs that Alex had sent to her. As time moves on, Anna is haunted by ghosts and she believes that Rachel killed her mother. Alex and Anna decide to look for evidence to prove that Rachel is the murderer and Anna discovers the truth about the fire in the boat house. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  obsession,  anger,  funeral,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  nightmare
Locations:woods,  cemetery
Characters:psychiatrist
Story:mental institution,  time,  murderer,  author,  femme fatale,  stabbed to death,  candle,  hallucination,  falling from height,  corpse,  dream,  panties,  surprise ending,  knife,  photograph,  death,  murder,  flashback,  blood

Pet Sematary (1989) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007)
Horror, Thriller

Pet Sematary (1989)

The Creeds have just moved to a new house in the countryside. Their house is perfect, except for two things: the semi-trailers that roar past on the narrow road, and the mysterious cemetery in the woods behind the house. The Creed's neighbours are reluctant to talk about the cemetery, and for good reason too. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  funeral,  suicide
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Locations:cemetery,  woods,  hospital
Characters:priest,  doctor
Story:visions,  noose,  lifting someone into the air,  countryside,  grave,  little boy,  flashlight,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  cult film,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  flashback,  blood,  death

Identity (2003)
Mystery, Thriller

Identity (2003)

Malcolm Rivers has been convicted as the perpetrator of several murders and is sentenced to death. An eleventh hour defense by his lawyers and psychiatrist that Malcolm is insane based on new evidence has resulted in them meeting with the prosecutors and the judge to discuss if the verdict should be overturned. Meanwhile, on a dark night during a torrential rainstorm in the Nevada desert, a series of chain reaction events results in several people needing to stay at an out of the way motel managed by Larry. They are: ex-cop now limo driver Ed, and his client Caroline, a diva of a once famous actress; quiet adolescent Timmy, his stepfather George, and his mother Alice, who was seriously injured when Ed accidentally ran over her as she watched George change their flat tire; prostitute Paris, who was the unwitting cause of George's flat tire; newlyweds Lou and Ginny, whose marriage is based on a lie; and Police Officer Rhodes, who was en route escorting prisoner Robert to his new institution. They all can't leave the area because of washed out roads, all the other businesses around the motel are closed because of the storm, and all communication in and out is not functioning also because of the storm. One by one, they are murdered, the murderer leaving a calling card of a motel room key, starting with the room 10 key and working his way presumably to the room 1 key when the last person will be dead. Those still alive band somewhat together under Officer Rhodes and Ed's direction to find out which of the eleven is the murderer, and if, based on one of their theories, that they were brought to the motel by some force by the murderer as his intended targets. Whether those still alive can discover who the murderer is, discover why he has chosen to kill them, and be able to subdue him may well determine Malcolm's fate. This is why Identity (2003) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007). (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  anger
Mood:suspense
Characters:psychiatrist,  detective
Story:coincidence,  psycho thriller,  fate,  time,  murderer,  little boy,  stabbed to death,  prisoner,  police car,  handcuffs,  police officer,  corpse,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  death,  flashback,  bondage,  blood

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Scream 3 (2000)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 3 (2000)

A new film is currently in production, and a killer is on the loose. The murders draw a reporter, ex-cop, and young woman to the set of the movie inspired by their life. They soon find out that they are dealing with a trilogy, and in a trilogy...anything can happen.

Themes:paranoia
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Locations:woods
Characters:detective
Story:time,  premarital sex,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  police car,  flashlight,  revolver,  hallucination,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  shot in the head,  police officer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  shower,  surprise ending,  knife,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  number in title,  death,  blood,  murder

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

Morgan (2016)

Themes:paranoia,  anger,  suicide
Mood:suspense
Locations:woods
Characters:psychiatrist,  doctor
Story:electronic music score,  man with glasses,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  corpse,  shower,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  death

Flatliners (1990) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Flatliners (1990)

Medical students begin to explore the realm of near death experiences, hoping for insights. Each has their heart stopped and is revived. They begin having flashes of walking nightmares from their childhood, reflecting sins they committed or had committed against them. The experiences continue to intensify, and they begin to be physically beaten by their visions as they try and go deeper into the death experience to find a cure. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  nightmare
Locations:woods,  cemetery,  hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:visions,  attempted suicide,  electronic music score,  premarital sex,  man with glasses,  little boy,  flashlight,  hallucination,  falling from height,  shot in the head,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  death,  flashback,  blood

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Victor Frankenstein (2015)
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:madness,  obsession
Mood:nightmare
Locations:woods,  hospital
Characters:detective,  doctor
Story:voice over,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  bridge,  revolver,  falling from height,  police officer,  corpse,  shower,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father son relationship,  flashback,  blood

My Bloody Valentine (2009)
Horror, Thriller

My Bloody Valentine (2009)

In the mining town of Harmony, a drilling accident is caused by the son of the owner, Tom Hanniger. The mine collapses, burying six miners alive. The rescue team finds only Harry Warden alive, but in coma, and the other miners murdered by his pickax, and they conclude that Harry killed them to save oxygen for himself. On Valentine's Day, Harry awakes from his coma in the local hospital, and he kills twenty-two people, including a group of teenagers that are partying in the mine. Harry is killed by the deputy, but the only survivors are Tom Hanniger, his girlfriend Sarah, their friend Axel Palmer and his girlfriend Irene. Ten years later, Tom returns to Harmony after the death of his father. Tom has decided to sell the Hanniger Mine, and finds that Sarah has married Axel, who is now the local sheriff, and they have a son named Noah. On Valentine's Day, Harry Warden also returns, seeking revenge against those that had escaped his pickax in the past, and Tom is accused by Axel and other locals, who in turn makes accusations against Axel. This is why My Bloody Valentine (2009) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007). (Read More)

Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Story:truck driver,  premarital sex,  fantasy sequence,  grave,  little boy,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  bridge,  police car,  flashlight,  hallucination,  falling from height,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  number in title,  sex scene,  death,  flashback,  murder,  blood

Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Themes:paranoia,  anger
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective
Story:premarital sex,  prisoner,  flashlight,  revolver,  handcuffs,  shot in the head,  police officer,  blood splatter,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  number in title,  flashback,  death,  blood,  murder

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One Hour Photo (2002) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007)
Drama, Thriller

One Hour Photo (2002)

Middle aged Sy Parrish works as a technician at a one hour photo lab located in a SavMart store in a suburban mall. Sy is a lonely man, never having had any friends. He knows much about his customers through the photographs they have developed. But he knows more about the Yorkin family - specifically Nina Yorkin and her adolescent son Jake Yorkin, the two in the family who drop off and pick up the family's photofinishing - the family about whom he is obsessed, than anyone else. Nina's husband, Will Yorkin, is incidental to his obsession since Sy has only seen him in photographs. Sy's obsession includes fantasizing about being their favorite "Uncle Sy". He has even been making an extra set of prints for himself of all of their photographs since Jake was a newborn. After an incident at work and after Sy finds out more about the family through a set of photographs, he decides to right the injustices he sees in the only way he knows how. His actions demonstrate his true mental state. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  insanity,  paranoia,  anger,  christmas
Mood:nightmare
Characters:detective
Story:police arrest,  time,  birthday cake,  fantasy sequence,  voice over,  man with glasses,  little boy,  handcuffs,  book,  police officer,  corpse,  dream,  shower,  knife,  tattoo,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  number in title,  murder,  flashback,  blood,  death

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia
Mood:suspense,  gore
Story:electronic music score,  premarital sex,  femme fatale,  man with glasses,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  bridge,  police car,  bra,  revolver,  falling from height,  shot in the head,  police officer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  sex scene,  blood,  flashback,  murder,  death

Shallow Grave (1994)
Crime, Thriller

Shallow Grave (1994)

The new flatmate of three preexisting roommates turns up mysteriously dead but in possession of a large sum of money. When the roommates decide to keep it for themselves, their action sets in motion a destructive chain of events that spiral out of control.

Themes:madness,  insanity
Mood:nightmare
Locations:woods,  hospital
Characters:priest,  detective,  doctor
Story:grave,  man with glasses,  throat slitting,  flashlight,  corpse,  photograph,  blood,  death,  murder,  flashback

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

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

A "story inside a story," in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called "Nocturnal Animals," which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself. This is why Nocturnal Animals (2016) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  anger
Mood:suspense
Characters:detective
Story:manuscript,  murderer,  author,  police car,  handcuffs,  book,  police officer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  shower,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  death

Taking Lives (2004) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Taking Lives (2004)

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

Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective
Story:premarital sex,  skeleton,  grave,  man with glasses,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  bridge,  police car,  flashlight,  revolver,  handcuffs,  police officer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  shower,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  death

Fallen (1998)
Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

Fallen (1998)

Det. John Hobbes is convinced that when killer Edgar Reese is executed, all of his troubles are over. But when people he knows and people on the street start to sing the same tune that Reese sang in the gas chamber, and those same people taunt him, he is told that maybe the cursed fallen angel Azazel is behind it all. Azazel is cursed to roam the Earth without a form, and he can switch bodies by any contact, making him hard to track. When Hobbes is forced to kill a man possessed by Azazel, he must clear his name while protecting his family and others from the evil, vengeful Azazel. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  nightmare
Locations:woods
Characters:detective,  teacher
Story:murderer,  stabbed in the chest,  prisoner,  throat slitting,  bridge,  flashlight,  revolver,  handcuffs,  book,  shot in the head,  police officer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  blood,  flashback,  murder,  death

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:madness,  insanity,  paranoia,  obsession
Mood:suspense
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective,  doctor
Story:photo album,  premarital sex,  police car,  bra,  flashlight,  revolver,  falling from height,  shot in the head,  police officer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  knife,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  death,  blood,  murder,  flashback

Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Heavenly Creatures (1994)

Based on the true story of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, two close friends who share a love of fantasy and literature, who conspire to kill Pauline's mother when she tries to end the girls' intense and obsessive relationship.

Themes:madness,  insanity,  obsession,  christmas
Mood:gore
Locations:woods,  hospital
Characters:priest,  student,  teacher
Story:christmas tree,  fantasy sequence,  bra,  classroom,  hallucination,  blood splatter,  dream,  panties,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  murder,  death,  flashback

The Way Of The Gun (2000) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one. This is why The Way Of The Gun (2000) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  anger,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  gore
Characters:doctor
Story:attempted suicide,  police arrest,  siren,  police car,  revolver,  police officer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  shower,  surprise ending,  cult film,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  murder,  blood,  death

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

Allegiant (2016)

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

Themes:paranoia
Mood:suspense
Locations:woods
Story:time,  electronic music score,  destiny,  fantasy sequence,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  prisoner,  throat slitting,  revolver,  hallucination,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  shot in the head,  corpse,  shower,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  murder,  death,  blood

Logan (2017)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  anger,  funeral
Mood:suspense,  nightmare,  gore
Locations:woods,  cemetery,  hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:lifting female in air,  time,  little boy,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  police car,  flashlight,  revolver,  handcuffs,  book,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  blood,  death

Double Jeopardy (1999)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Double Jeopardy (1999)

When Nick Parsons appears to be murdered his wife Libby is tried and convicted. Six years later Libby is paroled and with the help of Travis Lehman (her parole officer) she sets out to find her son and the truth behind the "murder".

Mood:gore
Locations:cemetery,  hospital
Characters:teacher,  doctor
Story:gravestone,  inmate,  framed,  police arrest,  prisoner,  police car,  revolver,  handcuffs,  shot in the head,  police officer,  knife,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  sex scene,  murder,  blood

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Midnight Special (2016) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Midnight Special (2016)

Alton Meyer is a boy unlike any other in the world with bizarrely powerful abilities and strange weaknesses. In the middle of the night, his father, Roy, spirits him away from the isolated cult that practically worships him and is determined to regain him at all costs. At the same time, Alton's abilities have been noticed by the US government as well and they are equally insistent on getting to the bottom of this mystery with Paul Sevier of the National Security Agency leading the Federal pursuit with his own questions. These rival hunts force father and son into a desperate run towards a looming date with destiny that could change everything. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia
Mood:suspense
Locations:woods
Story:time,  electronic music score,  destiny,  man with glasses,  little boy,  prisoner,  bridge,  police car,  flashlight,  handcuffs,  shot in the head,  police officer,  corpse,  shower,  surprise ending,  knife,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  death,  blood,  murder

Secret Window (2004)
Mystery, Thriller

Secret Window (2004)

Mort Rainey is a successful writer going through a rather unfriendly divorce from his wife of ten years, Amy. Alone and bitter in his cabin, he continues to work on his writing when a stranger named John Shooter shows up on his doorstep, claiming Rainey stole his story. Mort says he can prove the story belongs to him and not Shooter, but while Mort digs around for the magazine which published the story in question years ago, things begin to happen around Shooter. Mort's dog dies, people begin to die, and his divorce proceedings with Amy continue to get uglier. It seems that Shooter has Mort over a barrel, but perhaps Mort has his own ideas on how to resolve all the problems that plague him lately. This is why Secret Window (2004) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007). (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  anger
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Locations:woods
Characters:detective
Story:time,  author,  manuscript,  psycho thriller,  man with glasses,  police car,  flashlight,  revolver,  hallucination,  book,  falling from height,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  death,  flashback,  blood

Se7en (1995)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Se7en (1995)

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

Themes:insanity,  anger
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective,  lust,  teacher
Story:psycho thriller,  fate,  time,  typewriter,  murderer,  flashlight,  revolver,  handcuffs,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  corpse,  panties,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  number in title,  death,  murder,  blood

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New Jack City (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  obsession,  anger,  funeral,  christmas
Mood:gore
Locations:cemetery
Characters:priest,  detective
Story:time,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  bra,  flashlight,  revolver,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  shot in the head,  police officer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  panties,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  death

Self/less (2015) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Self/less (2015)

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

Themes:paranoia,  funeral
Locations:woods,  cemetery
Characters:doctor
Story:foreplay,  premarital sex,  bridge,  flashlight,  revolver,  hallucination,  kissing,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  death,  murder,  flashback

Predators (2010)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predators (2010)

The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they find that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:woods
Characters:doctor
Story:lifting someone into the air,  skeleton,  man with glasses,  stabbed to death,  falling from height,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  blood,  murder,  death

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