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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:teacher student relationship,  used book store,  christmas tree,  attempted suicide,  jumping to death,  animal control worker,  animal control,  driven mad,  reference to ted bundy,  false arrest,  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,  daydream,  truck driver,  bookstore,  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,  author,  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,  hallucination,  handcuffs,  book,  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,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  number in title,  sex scene,  murder,  death,  blood,  bondage,  flashback

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:fantasy becomes reality,  manuscript,  bookstore,  imagination,  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,  murder,  flashback,  blood,  death

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:psychiatrist,  teacher,  doctor
Story:christmas tree,  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,  blood,  flashback,  murder,  death

Gothika (2003)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  flashback,  blood,  death,  murder

8mm (1999) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007)
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:paranoia,  obsession,  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,  murder,  bondage,  blood,  death

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,  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,  flashback,  murder,  death

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,  murder,  death,  blood

Pet Sematary (1989)
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:woods,  cemetery,  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,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  death

A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007)
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,  murder,  flashback

The Prophecy (1995)
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

The Net (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Net (1995)

Angela Bennett's a software engineer type who works from home and has few friends outside of cyberspace. Taking her first vacation in years, she becomes embroiled in a web of computer espionage.

Themes:paranoia,  anger,  suicide
Mood:suspense
Locations:hospital
Characters:psychiatrist,  doctor
Story:foreplay,  police arrest,  siren,  psycho thriller,  candle,  police car,  bra,  flashlight,  revolver,  handcuffs,  kissing,  police officer,  knife,  photograph,  murder

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

Don't Say A Word (2001)

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

Themes: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,  blood,  death,  murder,  flashback

Cell (2016) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007)
Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller, Adventure

Cell (2016)

When a strange signal pulsates through all cell phone networks worldwide, it starts a murderous epidemic of epic proportions when users become bloodthirsty creatures, and a group of people in New England are among the survivors to deal with the ensuing chaos after.

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  nightmare,  gore
Locations:woods,  cemetery
Characters:student,  teacher
Story:teacher student relationship,  fantasy sequence,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  flashlight,  falling from height,  shot in the head,  police officer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  blood,  murder,  death

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,  murder,  flashback,  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,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex scene,  blood,  murder

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:lust,  detective,  teacher
Story: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,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  blood,  flashback,  murder,  death

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,  handcuffs,  hallucination,  falling from height,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  photograph,  number in title,  blood,  flashback,  murder,  death

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. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  anger
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Locations:woods
Characters:detective
Story:manuscript,  psycho thriller,  time,  author,  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,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  death

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

Dragonfly (2002)

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

Themes: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,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  flashback,  death

Stay (2005) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Stay (2005)

A thought-provoking and haunting exploration of how reality and dream-states may combine to form complex interactions. The line between the imagination and reality blurs when an accomplished Psychiatrist takes on a patient that appears to be suicidal.

Themes:madness,  suicide
Mood:nightmare
Locations:cemetery
Characters:psychiatrist,  student
Story:dog bite,  bookstore,  imagination,  mental institution,  fate,  reading,  bridge,  dream,  shower,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  blood,  flashback,  death

The Lovely Bones (2009)
Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

The Lovely Bones (2009)

A 14-year-old girl in suburban 1970's Pennsylvania is murdered by her neighbor. She tells the story from the place between Heaven and Earth, showing the lives of the people around her and how they have changed all while attempting to get someone to find her lost body.

Themes:obsession,  funeral
Mood:suspense
Locations:cemetery,  hospital
Characters:detective,  doctor
Story:photo album,  reading,  fantasy sequence,  little boy,  candle,  police car,  flashlight,  book,  falling from height,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  knife,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  blood,  flashback,  murder,  death

One Hour Photo (2002)
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:insanity,  paranoia,  obsession,  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,  flashback,  death,  blood,  murder

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:fate,  destiny,  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

Mr. Brooks (2007) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Mr. Brooks (2007)

Earl Brooks is a highly respected businessman and was recently named Portland's Man of the Year. He hides a terrible secret however: he is a serial killer known as the Thumbprint Killer. He has been attending AA meetings and has kept his addiction to killing under control for two years now but his alter ego, Marshall, has re-appeared and is pushing him to kill again. When he does kill a couple while they are making love, he is seen and photographed by someone who also has his own death and murder fetish. In a parallel story, the police detective investigating the murder is having problems of her own. She is going through a messy divorce and a violent criminal who had vowed revenge some years before has escaped from prison and is after her. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  nightmare,  gore
Locations:cemetery,  hospital
Characters:detective,  student,  doctor
Story:framed,  murderer,  grave,  throat slitting,  bridge,  bra,  flashlight,  hallucination,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  sex scene,  death,  flashback,  murder,  blood

Pandorum (2009)
Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Pandorum (2009)

Two crew members are stranded on a spacecraft and quickly - and horrifically - realize they are not alone. Two astronauts awaken in a hyper-sleep chamber aboard a seemingly abandoned spacecraft. It's pitch black, they are disoriented, and the only sound is a low rumble and creak from the belly of the ship. They can't remember anything: Who are they? What is their mission? With Lt. Payton staying behind to guide him via radio transmitter, Cpl. Bower ventures deep into the ship and begins to uncover a terrifying reality. Slowly the spacecraft's shocking, deadly secrets are revealed...and the astronauts find their own survival is more important than they could ever have imagined. (Read More)

Themes:madness,  insanity,  paranoia
Mood:suspense,  gore
Story:psycho thriller,  skeleton,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  flashlight,  hallucination,  falling from height,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  murder,  flashback

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

Gone Girl (2014)

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

Themes:paranoia,  obsession,  anger
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective
Story:police arrest,  bookstore,  author,  femme fatale,  man with glasses,  throat slitting,  bridge,  police car,  flashlight,  book,  police officer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  shower,  surprise ending,  knife,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex scene,  flashback,  murder,  death,  blood

The Skeleton Key (2005)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Skeleton Key (2005)

A young hospice worker helping care for an invalid who lives in a remote mansion in the Louisiana bayous finds herself caught in the middle of morbid happenings centered around a group of Hoodoo practitioners.

Mood:suspense,  nightmare
Locations:cemetery,  hospital
Story:noose,  superstition,  countryside,  skeleton,  little boy,  candle,  flashlight,  falling from height,  police officer,  dream,  panties,  surprise ending,  knife,  photograph,  blood,  death,  flashback

Videodrome (1983) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Videodrome (1983)

Max Renn runs a TV channel, and when looking for new material to show--he discovers "Videodrome." His girlfriend, Nicki Brand, goes to audition for the show, and Max gets drawn into the underlying plot that uses the show as its front for a global conspiracy.

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  nightmare,  gore
Characters:psychiatrist,  lust
Story:sadomasochism,  electronic music score,  premarital sex,  fantasy sequence,  hallucination,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  flashback,  murder,  death

Paranoid Park (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,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  death,  flashback,  murder,  blood

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… (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,  bondage,  death,  murder,  blood,  flashback

The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Devil's Advocate (1997)

Kevin Lomax, a ruthless young Florida attorney that never lost a case, is recruited by the most powerful law firm in the world. In spite of his mother's disagreement, which compares New York City to Babylon, he accepts the offer and the money that comes along. But soon, his wife starts feeling homesick as she witnesses devilish apparitions. However, Kevin is sinking in his new cases and pays less and less attention to his wife. His boss and mentor, John Milton, seems to always know how to overcome every problem and that just freaks Kevin right off. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  obsession,  anger,  suicide
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:lust,  priest,  student,  teacher
Story:teacher student relationship,  time,  throat slitting,  candle,  bra,  hallucination,  book,  shot in the head,  dream,  panties,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  sex scene,  death,  murder,  blood

The Invasion (2007) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007)
Sci-fi, Thriller

The Invasion (2007)

While returning to Earth, the space shuttle explodes and the fragments bring an alien virus that recodes the human DNA. In Washington, the psychiatrist Carol Bennell observes the modification of the behavior of one of her clients first, then in her former husband and finally in the population in general. Together with her friend Dr. Ben Driscoll the researcher Dr. Stephen Galeano, they discover that the extraterrestrial epidemic affects human beings while sleeping and that her son Ollie, who had chickenpox when he was a baby, is immune to the disease and may save mankind from the outbreak. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  nightmare
Locations:hospital
Characters:psychiatrist,  doctor
Story:dog bite,  siren,  time,  little boy,  police car,  bra,  hallucination,  falling from height,  police officer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  panties,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  flashback,  death

A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

In a totalitarian society in a near future, the undercover detective Bob Archor is working with a small time group of drug users trying to reach the big distributors of a brain-damaging drug called Substance D. His assignment is promoted by the recovery center New Path Corporation, and when Bob begins to lose his own identity and have schizophrenic behavior, he is submitted to tests to check his mental conditions. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia
Mood:nightmare
Characters:detective
Story:time,  premarital sex,  fantasy sequence,  femme fatale,  man with glasses,  police car,  revolver,  handcuffs,  hallucination,  shot in the head,  police officer,  blood splatter,  dream,  shower,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  flashback,  death

New Nightmare (1994)
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

New Nightmare (1994)

It's nearing the 10th Anniversary of the film 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' and one of the stars, Heather Langenkamp is being scared by a voice on a phone, sounding very similar to the film's villain, Freddy Krueger. When Heather's husband is killed in a car accident and is discovered with slash marks on him, Heather starts to wonder something. Especially when she discovers that Wes Craven is writing another 'Nightmare' film. Soon, she realizes that Freddy has now entered the real world, and the only way to defeat him is to become Nancy Thompson once again. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  funeral
Mood:suspense,  nightmare,  gore
Locations:cemetery,  hospital
Characters:priest
Story:lifting someone into the air,  electronic music score,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  hallucination,  falling from height,  police officer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  blood,  murder,  death

The Guest (2014)
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,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex scene,  blood,  murder,  death

Chugyeogja (2008) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007)
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,  death,  blood,  flashback

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

Shutter Island (2010)
Mystery, Thriller

Shutter Island (2010)

It's 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston's Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. He's been pushing for an assignment on the island for personal reasons, but before long he wonders whether he hasn't been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister. Teddy's shrewd investigating skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals "escape" in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues multiply, Teddy begins to doubt everything - his memory, his partner, even his own sanity. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia
Mood:suspense,  nightmare
Locations:woods,  cemetery,  hospital
Characters:psychiatrist,  detective,  doctor
Story:imagination,  mental institution,  psycho thriller,  murderer,  fantasy sequence,  man with glasses,  revolver,  hallucination,  handcuffs,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  shower,  surprise ending,  cult film,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  death,  murder,  flashback

Flatliners (2017)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller, Mystery

Flatliners (2017)

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,  obsession
Mood:nightmare
Locations:hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:visions,  electronic music score,  premarital sex,  fantasy sequence,  voice over,  bridge,  flashlight,  hallucination,  falling from height,  corpse,  dream,  shower,  surprise ending,  knife,  death,  flashback

The Descent (2005) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007)
Adventure, Horror, Thriller

The Descent (2005)

A woman goes on vacation with her friends after her husband and daughter encounter a tragic accident. One year later she goes hiking with her friends and they get trapped in the cave. With a lack of supply, they struggle to survive and they meet strange blood thirsty creatures.

Mood:nightmare,  gore
Locations:woods,  hospital
Story:lifting someone into the air,  birthday cake,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  flashlight,  hallucination,  book,  falling from height,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  blood,  death

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. (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

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,  flashback,  murder,  death

A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thriller

A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: 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? (Read More)

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

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:attempted suicide,  visions,  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,  blood,  flashback

Deep Red (1975)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Deep Red (1975)

A psychic who can read minds picks up the thoughts of a murderer in the audience and soon becomes a victim. An English pianist gets involved in solving the murders, but finds many of his avenues of inquiry cut off by new murders, and he begins to wonder how the murderer can track his movements so closely. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  anger,  funeral,  christmas
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:cemetery,  hospital
Characters:psychiatrist,  doctor
Story:christmas tree,  saxophone,  murderer,  skeleton,  stabbed to death,  police car,  flashlight,  revolver,  hallucination,  book,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  death

Primal Fear (1996)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Primal Fear (1996)

Courtroom thriller about a slick, hotshot lawyer who takes the seemingly unwinnable case of a young altar boy accused of murdering an eminent catholic priest.

Themes:anger
Mood:gore
Characters:psychiatrist,  priest,  detective
Story:fugue,  police arrest,  siren,  police car,  revolver,  police officer,  corpse,  surprise ending,  knife,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  blood

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,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex scene,  blood,  flashback,  death,  murder

Stir Of Echoes (1999) is one of the best movies like The Number 23 (2007)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Stir Of Echoes (1999)

A man is hypnotized at a party by his sister-in law. He soon has visions and dreams of a ghost of a girl. Trying to avoid this, nearly pushes him to brink of insanity as the ghost wants something from him - to find out how she died. The only way he can get his life back is finding out the truth behind her death. The more he digs, the more he lets her in, the shocking truth behind her death puts his whole family in danger. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  obsession,  funeral,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  nightmare
Locations:cemetery
Story:compulsion,  visions,  superstition,  grave,  flashlight,  hallucination,  blood splatter,  corpse,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  blood,  death,  murder

Se7en (1995)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Se7en (1995)

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

Themes:insanity,  anger
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:lust,  detective,  teacher
Story:psycho thriller,  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,  murder,  blood,  death

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