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

The Prestige (2006)

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

Themes:magic,  panic,  rivalry,  unfaithfulness,  grief,  tragedy,  obsession,  anger,  deception,  funeral,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  adultery,  betrayal,  infidelity,  kidnapping,  suicide,  friendship,  love,  revenge
Locations:storm,  courtroom,  woods,  cemetery,  snow,  hotel,  forest,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:american,  father,  chinese,  daughter,  lawyer,  baby,  actor,  policeman,  girl,  boy,  friend
Period:1890s,  1900s
Story:colorado springs colorado,  stage magician,  magician,  execution by hanging,  theatre audience,  double barreled shotgun,  human duplication,  electrical generator,  magician's assistant,  coin trick,  husband wife relationship,  wife,  theatrical agent,  catching a bullet,  stage act,  protective father,  voice over diary,  fake hanging,  twin brother,  stage show,  loss of loved one,  death by gunshot,  death by drowning,  death of wife,  dead bird,  parallel montage,  stage,  father daughter relationship,  water tank,  jail cell,  same actor playing two characters simultaneously on screen,  baby carriage,  same actor playing two characters,  actor playing dual role,  black cat,  magic trick,  horse and wagon,  horse and carriage,  flintlock pistol,  little girl,  little boy,  condemned to death,  holding someone's head underwater,  uncertainty principle,  falling through a staircase,  royal albert hall london,  royal albert hall,  gymnastic rings,  bouncing a ball,  underwater escape,  rubber ball,  finger injury,  identity swapping,  fingers shot off,  hangman's noose,  hansom cab,  flashback within a flashback,  sleight of hand,  door key,  artificial human,  prestige,  arm in a sling,  booking,  workhouse,  showmanship,  year 1899,  reference to thomas edison,  showman,  duplication,  encryption,  duplicate,  pantaloon,  self inflicted injury,  dying repeatedly,  pledge,  electric fence,  lookalike,  machinery,  competitor,  lightbulb,  hand wound,  hidden identity,  canary,  locksmith,  solicitor,  hanged woman,  duality,  broken finger,  stopwatch,  limping,  ransacking,  man wearing a wig,  oil lamp,  headstone,  generator,  gallows,  hand injury,  falling through the floor,  protective male,  light bulb,  illusionist,  devotion,  transportation,  shackles,  mist,  stagecoach,  double,  arm sling,  fake accent,  top hat,  crypt,  fake moustache,  dove,  cockney accent,  lock,  casket,  animal experimentation,  in medias res,  sledgehammer,  trapdoor,  limp,  carousel,  entertainer,  englishman,  shot in the hand,  hanged man,  chained,  finger cut off,  business card,  newspaper article,  show business,  assistant,  tavern,  husband,  telling someone to shut up,  drunkard,  colorado,  watch,  performer,  twist ending,  tombstone,  invention,  framed for murder,  journal,  seance,  buried alive,  bandage,  gate,  notebook,  victorian era,  electricity,  illusion,  main character dies,  playing cards,  doppelganger,  steampunk,  poster,  teleportation,  coin,  ambiguous ending,  broken arm,  blind man,  tied feet,  lantern,  cane,  fog,  evidence,  makeup,  wizard,  shovel,  aunt nephew relationship,  partner,  impostor,  backstage,  severed finger,  inventor,  mourning,  faked death,  thunder,  attorney,  guard,  broken leg,  torch,  audience,  servant,  loss,  wilderness,  agent,  morgue,  performance,  fame,  cage,  killing an animal,  revelation,  bullet,  fireplace,  sabotage,  entertainment,  rope,  applause,  character says i love you,  trust,  sacrifice,  shot in the arm,  twin,  death of brother,  trap,  hairy chest,  court,  diary,  hanging,  lightning,  19th century,  champagne,  costume,  argument,  flash forward,  theater,  gunshot,  drowning,  theatre,  voice over,  graveyard,  execution,  coffin,  no opening credits,  bird,  trial,  judge,  nonlinear timeline,  prisoner,  montage,  disguise,  mountain,  axe,  old man,  candle,  revolver,  handcuffs,  jail,  cafe,  dead body,  lingerie,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  water,  extramarital affair,  shooting,  letter,  falling from height,  secret,  london england,  drink,  cat,  small town,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  horse,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  pregnancy,  prison,  train,  voice over narration,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  two word title,  murder,  blood,  death,  police,  gun,  flashback

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

The Illusionist (2006)

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

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

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Seraphim Falls (2006)
Action, Drama, Thriller, War, Western

Seraphim Falls (2006)

In the 1860s, five men have been tracking a sixth across Nevada for more than two weeks. They shoot and wound him, but he gets away. They pursue, led by the dour Carver, who will pay them each $1 a day once he's captured. The hunted is Gideon, resourceful, skilled with a knife. Gideon's flight and Carver's hunt require horses, water, and bullets. The course takes them past lone settlers, a wagon train, a rail crew, settlements, and an Indian philosopher. What is the reason for the hunt; what connects Gideon and Carver? What happened at Seraphim Falls? (Read More)

Themes:grief,  obsession,  drinking,  revenge
Locations:storm,  woods,  snow,  forest
Characters:chinese,  baby,  girl,  boy
Story:husband wife relationship,  death of wife,  father daughter relationship,  horse and wagon,  little boy,  bandage,  torch,  loss,  wilderness,  killing an animal,  bullet,  fireplace,  shot in the arm,  19th century,  gunshot,  mountain,  revolver,  dead body,  held at gunpoint,  water,  shooting,  drink,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  horse,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  train,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  blood,  flashback,  murder,  death

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

Hugo (2011)

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

Themes:obsession,  anger,  magic,  drunkenness,  drinking,  love,  friendship
Locations:cemetery,  snow,  restaurant
Characters:father,  boy,  daughter,  actor,  policeman,  girl,  friend
Story:theatre audience,  magician's assistant,  husband wife relationship,  magic trick,  secret,  little girl,  little boy,  train,  oil lamp,  limp,  carousel,  entertainer,  show business,  notebook,  steampunk,  poster,  lantern,  makeup,  wizard,  inventor,  guard,  audience,  magician,  fame,  cage,  entertainment,  applause,  trust,  stage,  theater,  theatre,  graveyard,  no opening credits,  montage,  old man,  cafe,  dead body,  drink,  cat,  police officer,  corpse,  voice over narration,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  photograph,  police,  flashback,  death

Appaloosa (2008) is one of the best movies like The Prestige (2006)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Western

Appaloosa (2008)

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

Themes:rivalry,  unfaithfulness,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  betrayal,  infidelity,  kidnapping,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  boy,  friend
Story:double barreled shotgun,  hanging,  jail cell,  horse and wagon,  stagecoach,  limp,  cane,  partner,  killing an animal,  trust,  shot in the arm,  court,  19th century,  trial,  judge,  prisoner,  revolver,  jail,  cafe,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  drink,  small town,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  horse,  shot to death,  train,  voice over narration,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  death,  blood,  gun,  murder

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:panic,  anger,  magic,  deception,  funeral,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:woods,  forest
Story:husband wife relationship,  death of wife,  father daughter relationship,  jail cell,  little boy,  flashback within a flashback,  cockney accent,  tavern,  doppelganger,  coin,  impostor,  guard,  torch,  magician,  sabotage,  shot in the arm,  execution,  nonlinear timeline,  prisoner,  montage,  disguise,  axe,  candle,  water,  falling from height,  london england,  shot in the chest,  horse,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  prison,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  death

The Proposition (2005)
Crime, Drama, Western

The Proposition (2005)

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

Themes:tragedy,  drunkenness,  drinking,  betrayal,  revenge
Story:husband wife relationship,  jail cell,  horse and wagon,  horse and carriage,  gallows,  stagecoach,  tavern,  victorian era,  thunder,  guard,  cage,  killing an animal,  shot in the arm,  death of brother,  hanging,  lightning,  19th century,  execution,  prisoner,  disguise,  mountain,  revolver,  handcuffs,  dead body,  held at gunpoint,  drink,  small town,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  horse,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  pregnancy,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  photograph,  blood,  death,  murder

21 Grams (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

21 Grams (2003)

This is the story of three well-meaning but flawed people: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English emigre; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married homemaker with two young daughters, with hiding a secret past; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to live a law-abiding life and raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will have learnt harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably, forever. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  grief,  tragedy,  anger,  drunkenness,  drinking,  adultery,  betrayal,  infidelity,  suicide,  love,  revenge
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  policeman,  boy
Story:husband wife relationship,  father daughter relationship,  little girl,  little boy,  newspaper article,  evidence,  mourning,  guard,  loss,  hanging,  flash forward,  gunshot,  bird,  nonlinear timeline,  prisoner,  revolver,  jail,  cafe,  extramarital affair,  shooting,  secret,  drink,  rain,  corpse,  pregnancy,  prison,  voice over narration,  pistol,  photograph,  two word title,  blood,  flashback,  gun,  murder,  police,  death

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

Victor Frankenstein (2015)

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

Themes:obsession,  deception,  drunkenness,  fear,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:woods,  forest,  restaurant
Characters:friend
Story:magic trick,  top hat,  cockney accent,  assistant,  victorian era,  electricity,  steampunk,  fireplace,  shot in the arm,  lightning,  19th century,  voice over,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  montage,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  letter,  falling from height,  london england,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  horse,  shot to death,  corpse,  voice over narration,  fire,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  police,  flashback,  blood

Conviction (2010)
Biography, Drama

Conviction (2010)

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

Themes:obsession,  funeral,  fear,  drinking,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  bar
Characters:daughter,  lawyer,  baby,  policeman,  girl,  boy,  friend
Story:husband wife relationship,  father daughter relationship,  flashback within a flashback,  ransacking,  shackles,  evidence,  attorney,  character says i love you,  sacrifice,  hairy chest,  court,  champagne,  flash forward,  trial,  judge,  handcuffs,  dead body,  beer,  letter,  drink,  police officer,  corpse,  prison,  brother brother relationship,  photograph,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  blood,  gun,  police,  flashback

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

The Limey (1999)

An ex-con, fresh out of prison, goes to L.A. to try to learn who murdered his daughter. However, he quickly finds that he is completely out of place with no understanding of the culture he finds. His investigations are helped by another ex-con. Together they learn that his daughter had been having an affair with a record producer, who is presently having an affair with another young woman. An aging actress, who also knew his daughter, forces him to look at his own failures as a father. The movie does focus on the drama of the situation and the inter-relationships of the characters and seldom slips into an action piece. This is why The Limey (1999) is one of the best movies like The Prestige (2006). (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  suicide,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:american,  father,  daughter,  actor,  policeman,  friend
Story:father daughter relationship,  little girl,  cockney accent,  englishman,  gate,  poster,  evidence,  fireplace,  flash forward,  gunshot,  trial,  judge,  nonlinear timeline,  revolver,  cafe,  dead body,  held at gunpoint,  water,  shooting,  falling from height,  london england,  drink,  police officer,  shot to death,  prison,  fire,  pistol,  photograph,  flashback,  police,  murder,  blood,  gun,  death

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

The Woman In Black (2012)

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

Themes:grief,  fear,  drinking,  betrayal,  suicide,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:woods,  forest
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:solicitor,  wife,  husband wife relationship,  death of wife,  father daughter relationship,  horse and wagon,  horse and carriage,  little girl,  little boy,  door key,  oil lamp,  headstone,  crypt,  lantern,  fog,  wizard,  thunder,  loss,  fireplace,  hanging,  flash forward,  drowning,  graveyard,  coffin,  bird,  axe,  candle,  dead body,  letter,  secret,  london england,  drink,  rain,  corpse,  train,  fire,  photograph,  death,  based on novel,  flashback,  blood,  murder

Don't Say A Word (2001) is one of the best movies like The Prestige (2006)
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:panic,  anger,  deception,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:cemetery
Characters:daughter
Story:husband wife relationship,  father daughter relationship,  little girl,  double,  crypt,  buried alive,  playing cards,  lantern,  shovel,  broken leg,  morgue,  revelation,  fireplace,  shot in the arm,  flash forward,  gunshot,  graveyard,  coffin,  axe,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  secret,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  shot to death,  corpse,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  based on novel,  police,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  death

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

Dragonfly (2002)

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

Themes:panic,  grief,  tragedy,  anger,  funeral,  fear,  drinking,  friendship,  love
Locations:bar
Characters:lawyer,  baby,  policeman,  girl,  boy,  friend
Story:husband wife relationship,  wife,  death of wife,  father daughter relationship,  little girl,  little boy,  mist,  thunder,  revelation,  lightning,  drowning,  graveyard,  bird,  candle,  revolver,  handcuffs,  beer,  drink,  rain,  corpse,  pregnancy,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  death,  bare chested male,  flashback,  gun,  police

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

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

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

Themes:magic,  deception,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:forest,  woods,  cemetery,  snow
Characters:actor,  girl,  boy,  friend
Story:father daughter relationship,  magic trick,  horse and wagon,  horse and carriage,  tavern,  lantern,  guard,  torch,  cage,  rope,  trust,  sacrifice,  19th century,  flash forward,  gunshot,  trial,  prisoner,  axe,  old man,  candle,  falling from height,  drink,  cat,  small town,  shot in the chest,  horse,  rain,  corpse,  prison,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  blood,  murder,  flashback,  gun,  death

Broken City (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Broken City (2013)

In New York City, detective Billy Taggart goes to court for the murder of the rapist Mikey Tavarez, but the Mayor Nicholas Hostetler and the Chief of Police Carl Fairbanks vanish with important evidence and Billy is declared not guilty by the judge; however, he leaves the police department. Seven years later, Billy is a private detective and lives with his girlfriend Natalie Barrow, who is an aspiring actress and the sister of Mikey's victim. His secretary Katy Bradshaw (Alona Tal) is trying to collect part of the debts to save their business. In the week of the elections, Hostetler summons Billy and offers $25,000 to investigate his wife, Cathleen Hostetler, whom he believes is having a love affair. Billy discovers that Cathleen is meeting Paul Andrews, who is the coordinator of the campaign of Jack Valliant, the opponent of Hostetler and favorite in the election. When Paul is found dead on the street, Billy finds that he had been double-crossed by Hostetler and he decides to investigate the truth behind Paul's murder. This is why Broken City (2013) is one of the best movies like The Prestige (2006). (Read More)

Themes:rivalry,  deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  infidelity,  love
Locations:courtroom,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  actor
Story:husband wife relationship,  double,  assistant,  framed for murder,  wife,  ambiguous ending,  evidence,  revelation,  court,  flash forward,  no opening credits,  trial,  judge,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  extramarital affair,  secret,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  two word title,  murder,  police,  flashback,  death

War Of The Worlds (2005) is one of the best movies like The Prestige (2006)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

War Of The Worlds (2005)

Ray Ferrier (Cruise) is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. When his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie and young daughter Rachel for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm suddenly touches down. What follows is the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it in this contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells seminal classic sci-fi thriller. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  deception,  drunkenness,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:storm,  restaurant
Characters:american,  father,  daughter,  policeman,  girl
Story:father daughter relationship,  little girl,  husband,  electricity,  wife,  shovel,  cage,  lightning,  drowning,  bird,  axe,  cafe,  dead body,  london england,  shotgun,  rain,  corpse,  pregnancy,  train,  voice over narration,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  photograph,  gun,  blood,  murder,  death,  police

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High-rise (2015)
Drama

High-rise (2015)

Class struggle becomes all too real as a young doctor moves into a modern apartment block in suburban 1975 London. Drugs, drink & debauchery dissolve into murder, mayhem and misogyny in this pseudo-post-apocalyptic breakdown of societal norms.

Themes:unfaithfulness,  drunkenness,  drinking,  adultery,  infidelity,  kidnapping,  suicide
Characters:baby,  policeman,  girl,  boy
Story:husband wife relationship,  father daughter relationship,  door key,  in medias res,  cane,  killing an animal,  champagne,  flash forward,  drowning,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  montage,  candle,  dead body,  extramarital affair,  shooting,  falling from height,  london england,  drink,  shot in the chest,  horse,  shot to death,  corpse,  pregnancy,  voice over narration,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  flashback,  gun,  murder,  blood

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

Original Sin (2001)

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

Themes:obsession,  deception,  drunkenness,  drinking,  betrayal,  love
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:actor
Period:1900s
Story:theatre audience,  husband wife relationship,  dead bird,  horse and carriage,  husband,  wife,  impostor,  backstage,  faked death,  servant,  trust,  champagne,  costume,  flash forward,  theatre,  execution,  bird,  prisoner,  candle,  cafe,  shooting,  letter,  drink,  horse,  rain,  prison,  train,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  photograph,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  death,  gun

The Boondock Saints (1999)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Boondock Saints (1999)

Two Irish brothers accidentally kill mafia thugs. They turn themselves in and are released as heroes. They then see it as a calling by God and start knocking off mafia gang members one by one. Willem Dafoe plays the detective trying to figure out the killings, but the closer he comes to catching the Irish brothers, the more he thinks the brothers are doing the right thing. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  drunkenness,  drinking,  betrayal,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:american,  policeman,  friend
Story:husband wife relationship,  agent,  fingers shot off,  falling through the floor,  shackles,  bandage,  blind man,  severed finger,  cage,  killing an animal,  rope,  shot in the arm,  twin,  court,  lightning,  flash forward,  execution,  trial,  nonlinear timeline,  handcuffs,  jail,  cafe,  dead body,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  falling from height,  drink,  cat,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  prison,  voice over narration,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  death,  blood,  police,  gun,  murder,  flashback

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Catch Me If You Can (2002) is one of the best movies like The Prestige (2006)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

New Rochelle, the 1960s. High schooler Frank Abagnale Jr. idolizes his father, who's in trouble with the IRS. When his parents separate, Frank runs away to Manhattan with $25 in his checking account, vowing to regain dad's losses and get his parents back together. Just a few years later, the FBI tracks him down in France; he's extradited, tried, and jailed for passing more than $4,000,000 in bad checks. Along the way, he's posed as a Pan Am pilot, a pediatrician, and an attorney. And, from nearly the beginning of this life of crime, he's been pursued by a dour FBI agent, Carl Hanratty. What starts as cat and mouse becomes something akin to father and son. This is why Catch Me If You Can (2002) is one of the best movies like The Prestige (2006). (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  deception,  adultery,  betrayal,  infidelity,  revenge
Locations:courtroom,  snow,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:father,  lawyer
Story:theatre audience,  husband wife relationship,  father daughter relationship,  jail cell,  newspaper article,  blind man,  impostor,  attorney,  broken leg,  agent,  lightning,  champagne,  flash forward,  judge,  nonlinear timeline,  prisoner,  montage,  disguise,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  extramarital affair,  letter,  cat,  police officer,  prison,  voice over narration,  pistol,  photograph,  bare chested male,  police,  flashback

Anonymous (2011)
Drama, Thriller

Anonymous (2011)

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

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  betrayal,  love
Locations:snow
Characters:actor,  girl,  boy
Story:husband wife relationship,  father daughter relationship,  jail cell,  horse and carriage,  flashback within a flashback,  cane,  backstage,  mourning,  thunder,  torch,  audience,  servant,  applause,  flash forward,  theatre,  execution,  candle,  jail,  dead body,  shooting,  london england,  drink,  horse,  rain,  pregnancy,  prison,  voice over narration,  fire,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  flashback

The Water Diviner (2014)
Drama, War

The Water Diviner (2014)

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

Themes:grief,  anger,  magic,  drinking,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:husband wife relationship,  death of wife,  father daughter relationship,  horse and carriage,  cane,  shovel,  mourning,  thunder,  death of brother,  hairy chest,  diary,  flash forward,  gunshot,  graveyard,  execution,  coffin,  prisoner,  old man,  candle,  dead body,  water,  shooting,  secret,  drink,  shot in the chest,  horse,  shot to death,  train,  brother brother relationship,  photograph,  bare chested male,  death,  gun,  flashback,  blood,  murder

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War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  tragedy,  obsession,  anger,  deception,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  suicide,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:woods,  snow,  forest
Characters:baby
Story:husband wife relationship,  loss of loved one,  death of wife,  little girl,  chained,  main character dies,  torch,  cage,  sabotage,  rope,  death of brother,  no opening credits,  prisoner,  montage,  mountain,  axe,  held at gunpoint,  water,  shooting,  falling from height,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  horse,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  photograph,  bare chested male,  blood,  death,  flashback,  murder

Straw Dogs (1971) is one of the best movies like The Prestige (2006)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Straw Dogs (1971)

Upon moving to Britain to get away from American violence, astrophysicist David Sumner and his wife Amy are bullied and taken advantage of by the locals hired to do construction. When David finally takes a stand it escalates quickly into a bloody battle as the locals assault his house.

Themes:anger,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  revenge
Locations:cemetery,  bar
Characters:american
Story:husband wife relationship,  dead bird,  black cat,  magic trick,  arm sling,  wife,  cane,  fog,  loss,  magician,  fireplace,  stage,  trap,  gunshot,  bird,  montage,  old man,  candle,  shooting,  drink,  cat,  small town,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  based on novel,  flashback,  blood,  gun,  death,  murder

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

Cold Mountain (2003)

This Civil War saga addresses romance, friendship, and the ravages of war--both in the field and on the home front. Captures the horrors of war for both those fighting it, and for those left behind. This is a tale of hope, longing, redemption, second chances, and faith. This is why Cold Mountain (2003) is one of the best movies like The Prestige (2006). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship,  revenge,  love
Locations:woods,  snow,  forest
Characters:baby,  girl,  friend
Story:father daughter relationship,  horse and carriage,  dove,  hanged man,  main character dies,  cane,  hanging,  19th century,  flash forward,  bird,  nonlinear timeline,  prisoner,  mountain,  revolver,  dead body,  shooting,  letter,  drink,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  horse,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  pregnancy,  train,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  two word title,  based on novel,  murder,  gun,  blood,  death,  flashback

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

15 Minutes (2001)

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

Themes:funeral,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  betrayal,  love,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:cemetery,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:american,  lawyer,  policeman,  boy
Story:husband wife relationship,  arm sling,  partner,  fame,  character says i love you,  shot in the arm,  graveyard,  prisoner,  axe,  handcuffs,  cafe,  dead body,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  drink,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  prison,  fire,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  police,  murder

Ne Le Dis A Personne (2006)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Ne Le Dis A Personne (2006)

The pediatrician Alexandre Beck misses his beloved wife Margot Beck, who was brutally murdered eight years ago when he was the prime suspect. When two bodies are found near where the corpse of Margot was dumped, the police reopen the case and Alex becomes suspect again. The mystery increases when Alex receives an e-mail showing Margot older and alive. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  grief,  obsession,  drinking,  adultery,  infidelity,  kidnapping,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:woods,  forest,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:father,  lawyer,  baby,  policeman,  girl,  boy,  friend
Story:wife,  husband wife relationship,  death of wife,  father daughter relationship,  ransacking,  husband,  watch,  mourning,  faked death,  loss,  revelation,  applause,  flash forward,  coffin,  nonlinear timeline,  revolver,  jail,  cafe,  dead body,  extramarital affair,  shooting,  secret,  drink,  cat,  shotgun,  police officer,  horse,  shot to death,  corpse,  photograph,  police,  murder,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  death,  blood,  gun,  flashback

Allied (2016) is one of the best movies like The Prestige (2006)
Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War

Allied (2016)

In the middle of World War II, in turbulent 1942, a plane flies over Morocco and drops a Royal Canadian Air Force paratrooper who comes in to land on a drop zone, somewhere in the desert dunes outside Casablanca. Just in time before anyone notices him, the fearless Wing Commander Max Vatan gets in a car and heads to the town with orders to meet Parisian Marianne Beausejour, a skillful member of the French Resistance. On a mission to assassinate the German Ambassador in Casablanca, the two operatives must convince every one of their true feelings as a married couple, while in the background, they need to make the necessary preparations for the critical soiree. Without delay, after the success of this suicide mission, Max and Marianne flee together to England with plans on marrying and making a family, regardless of the war. Instead, heavy clouds of distrust and suspicion threaten their relationship, when Max receives a call from the Secret Service Division to inform him that his beloved wife is actually an impostor. In disbelief, with a terrible task in his hands and crushed under a devastating dilemma, Max must find the courage to seek for answers in the perilous streets of bombarded London, regardless of the outcome. In the end, amid duty and love, who shall live and who shall die? (Read More)

Themes:panic,  tragedy,  anger,  deception,  drunkenness,  fear,  betrayal,  suicide,  love,  friendship
Locations:hotel,  restaurant
Characters:daughter,  baby
Story:husband wife relationship,  wife,  death of wife,  father daughter relationship,  jail cell,  secret,  drunkard,  blind man,  impostor,  agent,  revelation,  sabotage,  character says i love you,  lightning,  champagne,  flash forward,  no opening credits,  prisoner,  revolver,  jail,  cafe,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  letter,  london england,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  horse,  shot to death,  rain,  pregnancy,  prison,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  death,  gun,  flashback,  murder,  blood

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The Dark Knight (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Dark Knight (2008)

Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes" and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  rivalry,  tragedy,  obsession,  anger,  deception,  funeral,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge,  love
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:chinese,  lawyer
Story:attorney,  husband wife relationship,  loss of loved one,  parallel montage,  father daughter relationship,  jail cell,  magic trick,  man wearing a wig,  cockney accent,  business card,  telling someone to shut up,  coin,  ambiguous ending,  impostor,  inventor,  faked death,  broken leg,  servant,  rope,  trust,  stage,  court,  costume,  no opening credits,  trial,  judge,  prisoner,  montage,  disguise,  axe,  revolver,  handcuffs,  jail,  held at gunpoint,  letter,  falling from height,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  horse,  shot to death,  corpse,  prison,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  police,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  murder

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. This is why Atomic Blonde (2017) is one of the best movies like The Prestige (2006). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  deception,  drunkenness,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:snow,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Story:husband wife relationship,  death by drowning,  father daughter relationship,  watch,  agent,  morgue,  revelation,  bullet,  rope,  flash forward,  gunshot,  drowning,  nonlinear timeline,  montage,  disguise,  revolver,  dead body,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  water,  falling from height,  secret,  london england,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  shot to death,  corpse,  train,  voice over narration,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  photograph,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  two word title,  blood,  police,  flashback,  murder,  gun,  death

Le Violon Rouge (1998)
Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance

Le Violon Rouge (1998)

In present day Montreal, a famous Nicolo Bussotti violin, known as "the red violin," is being auctioned off. During the auction, we flash back to the creation of the violin in 17th century Italy, and follow the violin as it makes its way through an 18th century Austrian monastery, a violinist in 19th century Oxford, China during the Cultural Revolution, and back to Montreal, where a collector tries to establish the identity and the secrets of "the red violin." (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  anger,  funeral
Locations:cemetery,  snow
Characters:chinese
Story:husband wife relationship,  death of wife,  father daughter relationship,  horse and carriage,  flashback within a flashback,  in medias res,  servant,  19th century,  flash forward,  graveyard,  coffin,  trial,  nonlinear timeline,  dead body,  letter,  secret,  rain,  pregnancy,  voice over narration,  fire,  surprise ending,  photograph,  flashback,  gun,  blood,  death

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Capote (2005) is one of the best movies like The Prestige (2006)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History

Capote (2005)

Famed writer 'Truman Capote' (qv), southern born and bred but now part of the New York City social circle, is growing weary of his current assignment of writing autobiographical type pieces for the New Yorker. After reading a newspaper article about the just occurred November 14, 1959 cold blooded murders of the Clutter family in their rural Kansas home, Truman feels compelled to write about that event as his next article. So he and his personal assistant Nelle 'Harper Lee (I)' (qv), also a southern born New Yorker and an aspiring writer of her own, head to Kansas to research the story first-hand. Truman hopes to use his celebrity status to gain access to whomever he needs, such as to Laura Kinney, a friend of the Clutter daughter she who discovered the bodies, and to Alvin Dewey, the lead police investigator and also a Clutter family friend. If his celebrity doesn't work, Truman will grease the wheels by whatever means necessary. When the police eventually charge suspects, two young men named Dick Hickcock and Perry Smith, Truman uses those same tactics to gain access to them. Truman's fascination with the story makes him believe that he can revolutionize writing by expanding the germ of the article into what he calls a non-fiction novel. His personal involvement also changes as he grows emotionally attached to Perry, the seemingly sensitive and thus probable submissive in the criminal pairing, thus Truman becoming part of the story itself. Article or non-fiction novel, Truman knows that he has to take it to its natural conclusion, something which he cannot force. But also missing are the details of the November 14, 1959 event itself, something that neither Dick or Perry have divulged even in testimony. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  love,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  snow,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:daughter,  lawyer,  policeman,  boy,  friend
Story:execution by hanging,  theatre audience,  husband wife relationship,  execution,  jail cell,  gallows,  shackles,  limp,  newspaper article,  assistant,  partner,  guard,  applause,  trust,  death of brother,  court,  diary,  hanging,  theatre,  coffin,  trial,  judge,  jail,  cafe,  dead body,  shooting,  letter,  drink,  small town,  shotgun,  police officer,  shot to death,  corpse,  prison,  train,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  police,  murder,  gun,  death,  blood

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

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

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

Themes:anger,  magic,  deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:chinese
Story:twin brother,  magic trick,  stopwatch,  illusionist,  dove,  trapdoor,  englishman,  ambiguous ending,  impostor,  faked death,  magician,  performance,  revelation,  sabotage,  champagne,  flash forward,  drowning,  no opening credits,  prisoner,  montage,  disguise,  handcuffs,  jail,  held at gunpoint,  london england,  shotgun,  prison,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  photograph,  flashback

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:panic,  grief,  obsession,  anger,  magic,  deception,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  love,  revenge
Locations:woods,  snow,  forest
Characters:baby
Story:little girl,  little boy,  tavern,  faked death,  guard,  torch,  revelation,  fireplace,  flash forward,  execution,  no opening credits,  bird,  montage,  mountain,  axe,  candle,  shot in the chest,  horse,  corpse,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  death

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The Salton Sea (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Salton Sea (2002)

After the murder of his beloved wife, Danny Parker is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey he befriends slacker Jimmy the Finn and becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons. Danny is antagonized by undercover narcotics agents and sadistic dealer Pooh-Bear. This is why The Salton Sea (2002) is one of the best movies like The Prestige (2006). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:cemetery,  bar
Story:husband wife relationship,  death of wife,  flashback within a flashback,  wife,  blind man,  impostor,  cage,  killing an animal,  revelation,  nonlinear timeline,  montage,  disguise,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  voice over narration,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  blood,  flashback

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) is one of the best movies like The Prestige (2006)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:panic,  tragedy,  obsession,  deception,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:policeman
Story:husband wife relationship,  loss of loved one,  death of wife,  father daughter relationship,  cockney accent,  trapdoor,  carousel,  framed for murder,  ambiguous ending,  impostor,  lightning,  costume,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  axe,  revolver,  cafe,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  corpse,  pregnancy,  voice over narration,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  photograph,  bare chested male,  flashback,  gun,  blood,  police,  death,  murder

Mr. Holmes (2015)
Drama, Mystery

Mr. Holmes (2015)

The story is set in 1947, following a long-retired Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and her young son. But then he finds himself haunted by 30-year old case. Holmes memory isn't what it used to be, so he only remembers fragments of the case: a confrontation with an angry husband, a secret bond with his beautiful but unstable wife. (Read More)

Themes:grief,  anger,  suicide,  love
Locations:restaurant
Characters:boy
Story:husband wife relationship,  death of wife,  horse and wagon,  little boy,  oil lamp,  top hat,  business card,  husband,  notebook,  wife,  audience,  loss,  fame,  fireplace,  theater,  voice over,  old man,  letter,  secret,  london england,  train,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  based on novel,  two word title,  death,  flashback

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The Revenant (2015)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western

The Revenant (2015)

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

Themes:panic,  grief,  deception,  drunkenness,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:woods,  snow,  forest,  bar
Story:death of wife,  flintlock pistol,  shot in the hand,  hanged man,  finger cut off,  tavern,  buried alive,  severed finger,  broken leg,  torch,  wilderness,  killing an animal,  shot in the arm,  hanging,  lightning,  19th century,  no opening credits,  bird,  axe,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  horse,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  two word title,  based on novel,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  death

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

The Air I Breathe (2007)

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

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  suicide,  friendship,  love
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:policeman,  girl,  boy,  friend
Story:husband wife relationship,  loss of loved one,  father daughter relationship,  finger cut off,  backstage,  severed finger,  character says i love you,  death of brother,  flash forward,  nonlinear timeline,  montage,  cafe,  lingerie,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  falling from height,  secret,  drink,  shot in the chest,  horse,  shot to death,  rain,  pregnancy,  voice over narration,  pistol,  photograph,  murder,  death,  police,  blood,  flashback,  gun

White Oleander (2002) is one of the best movies like The Prestige (2006)
Drama

White Oleander (2002)

Astrid Magnussen is a 15 year old girl, living in California. Her mother, Ingrid, is a beautiful, free-spirited poet. Their life, though unusual, is satisfying until one day, a man named Barry Kolker (that her mother refers to at first as "The goat man") comes into their lives, and Ingrid falls madly in love with him, only to have her heart broken, and her life ruined. For revenge, Ingrid murders Barry with the deadly poison of her favourite flower: The White Oleander. She is sent to prison for life, and Astrid has to go through foster home after foster home. Throughout nearly a decade she experiences forbidden love, religion, near-death experiences, drugs, starvation, and how it feels to be loved. But throughout these years, she keeps in touch with her mother via letters to prison. And while Ingrid's gift is to give Astrid the power to survive, Astrid's gift is to teach her Mother about love. This is why White Oleander (2002) is one of the best movies like The Prestige (2006). (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  anger,  drunkenness,  drinking,  adultery,  infidelity,  suicide,  love,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  restaurant
Characters:lawyer,  girl,  boy,  friend
Story:husband wife relationship,  father daughter relationship,  court,  flash forward,  gunshot,  trial,  judge,  nonlinear timeline,  revolver,  handcuffs,  jail,  cafe,  beer,  extramarital affair,  shooting,  letter,  secret,  drink,  police officer,  pregnancy,  prison,  voice over narration,  fire,  photograph,  based on novel,  two word title,  police,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  gun,  death

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Far From The Madding Crowd (2015)
Drama, Romance

Far From The Madding Crowd (2015)

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

Themes:grief,  obsession,  drinking,  suicide,  friendship,  love
Locations:storm,  woods,  snow
Characters:friend
Story:husband wife relationship,  jail cell,  horse and wagon,  horse and carriage,  workhouse,  victorian era,  lantern,  thunder,  servant,  applause,  lightning,  19th century,  gunshot,  graveyard,  coffin,  candle,  dead body,  letter,  falling from height,  secret,  drink,  shot in the chest,  horse,  rain,  pregnancy,  voice over narration,  fire,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  murder,  death

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:unfaithfulness,  obsession,  anger,  deception,  drinking,  adultery,  infidelity,  revenge
Locations:snow,  hotel,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  girl
Story:wife,  husband wife relationship,  husband,  voice over diary,  small town,  fake accent,  framed for murder,  evidence,  audience,  loss,  revelation,  fireplace,  trust,  twin,  diary,  argument,  nonlinear timeline,  disguise,  lingerie,  beer,  water,  extramarital affair,  letter,  secret,  drink,  cat,  police officer,  corpse,  pregnancy,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  photograph,  police,  two word title,  based on novel,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  death

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Comedy, Drama

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Three grown prodigies, all with a unique genius of some kind, and their mother are staying at the family household. Their father, Royal had left them long ago, and comes back to make things right with his family.

Themes:grief,  funeral,  friendship
Locations:cemetery,  hotel
Characters:father,  lawyer
Story:theatre audience,  husband wife relationship,  father daughter relationship,  little girl,  shot in the hand,  finger cut off,  playing cards,  severed finger,  servant,  killing an animal,  character says i love you,  theatre,  coffin,  bird,  judge,  extramarital affair,  police officer,  voice over narration,  brother brother relationship,  photograph,  death,  blood,  flashback

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Dogville (2003) is one of the best movies like The Prestige (2006)
Crime, Drama

Dogville (2003)

Late one night, a beautiful and well-dressed young woman, Grace, arrives in the mountainous old mining town of Dogville as a fugitive; following the sound of gunshots in the distance which have been heard by Tom, the self-appointed moral spokesman for the town. Persuaded by Tom, the town agree to hide Grace, and in return she freely helps the locals. However, when the Sheriff from a neighbouring town posts a Missing notice, advertising a reward for revealing her whereabouts, the townsfolk require a better deal from Grace, in return for their silence; and when the Sheriff returns some weeks later with a Wanted poster, even though the citizens know her to be innocent of the false charges against her, the town's sense of goodness takes a sinister turn and the price of Grace's freedom becomes a workload and treatment akin to that of a slave. But Grace has a deadly secret that the townsfolk will eventually encounter. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  anger,  adultery,  betrayal,  infidelity,  friendship,  love,  revenge
Locations:snow
Characters:baby,  girl,  boy,  friend
Story:husband wife relationship,  father daughter relationship,  secret,  little boy,  reference to thomas edison,  oil lamp,  lock,  chained,  business card,  poster,  blind man,  fog,  servant,  applause,  trust,  gunshot,  prisoner,  montage,  mountain,  dead body,  extramarital affair,  shooting,  small town,  shot to death,  corpse,  voice over narration,  fire,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  blood,  police,  death,  gun,  murder

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. This is why Menace II Society (1993) is one of the best movies like The Prestige (2006).

Themes:anger,  drunkenness,  fear,  betrayal,  friendship,  revenge,  love
Characters:friend
Story:husband wife relationship,  jail cell,  shot in the hand,  shot in the arm,  lightning,  flash forward,  execution,  no opening credits,  prisoner,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  shooting,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  shot to death,  pregnancy,  prison,  voice over narration,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  police,  death,  blood,  murder,  gun,  flashback

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

Mortdecai (2015)

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

Themes:rivalry,  deception,  funeral,  drunkenness,  drinking,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:american,  chinese,  baby,  policeman
Story:double barreled shotgun,  husband wife relationship,  father daughter relationship,  cockney accent,  shot in the hand,  wife,  cane,  servant,  shot in the arm,  flash forward,  gunshot,  coffin,  no opening credits,  old man,  revolver,  dead body,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  falling from height,  london england,  drink,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  horse,  shot to death,  corpse,  voice over narration,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  flashback,  blood,  gun,  police,  murder,  death

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

Nowhere Boy (2009)

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

Themes:tragedy,  anger,  funeral,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship,  love
Locations:cemetery,  restaurant
Characters:baby,  girl,  boy,  friend
Story:theatre audience,  husband wife relationship,  death of wife,  little boy,  aunt nephew relationship,  backstage,  audience,  character says i love you,  argument,  flash forward,  graveyard,  montage,  cafe,  beer,  letter,  secret,  drink,  photograph,  two word title,  death,  flashback,  blood

Double Jeopardy (1999) is one of the best movies like The Prestige (2006)
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".

Themes:panic,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:courtroom,  cemetery,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  friend
Story:husband wife relationship,  jail cell,  horse and carriage,  double,  crypt,  framed for murder,  buried alive,  wife,  evidence,  faked death,  gunshot,  coffin,  trial,  judge,  prisoner,  montage,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  shot to death,  prison,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  two word title,  murder,  police,  blood

Live By Night (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Live By Night (2016)

Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one-neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover-can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt. Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. Live by Night is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, that brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  tragedy,  anger,  deception,  funeral,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  suicide,  love,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:woods,  cemetery,  snow,  hotel,  forest,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:american,  father,  policeman,  girl,  friend
Story:husband wife relationship,  loss of loved one,  death of wife,  father daughter relationship,  faked death,  torch,  trust,  shot in the arm,  voice over,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  prisoner,  montage,  revolver,  handcuffs,  cafe,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  extramarital affair,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  shot to death,  corpse,  prison,  train,  voice over narration,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  photograph,  based on novel,  murder,  police,  blood,  death

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