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The Social Network (2010)
Biography, Drama

The Social Network (2010)

On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications. (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  fashion,  cannibalism,  greed,  rivalry,  paranoia,  anger,  deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:ambivalence
Locations:office,  nightclub,  snow,  restaurant
Characters:girlfriend,  jewish,  lawyer
Period:2000s
Story:harvard,  facebook,  computer hacker,  woman in bra and panties,  harvard university,  social network,  young entrepreneur,  fraternity pledge,  fraternity party,  website,  breaking up with girlfriend,  twin brother,  palo alto california,  jewish american,  san francisco california,  computer crash,  laptop computer,  betrayal by friend,  fire extinguisher,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  end of friendship,  reference to victoria's secret,  reference to teddy roosevelt,  corrupting influence of capitalism,  sarcasm taken literally,  reference to irving berlin,  freshman year,  school newspaper,  intellectual property,  anti materialism,  reference to cole porter,  cambridge massachusetts,  go go girl,  falling into a pool,  cracking,  stanford university,  social awkwardness,  algorithm,  boat race,  dialogue driven storyline,  business tycoon,  friendless,  reference to disneyland,  college roommate,  asthma inhaler,  disloyalty,  private club,  wild party,  cracker,  doorknob,  deposition,  opportunist,  creator,  elitism,  privilege,  blown cover,  competitiveness,  zip line,  business partner,  drinking game,  indifference,  strip poker,  year 2003,  rudeness,  rich kid,  investment,  rowing,  underage sex,  intern,  check,  blog,  hacking,  noise,  chinese american,  dialogue driven,  reference to google,  identical twins,  playing a video game,  business card,  creation,  macguffin,  interracial kiss,  hazing,  popularity,  entrepreneur,  narcissism,  crew,  fraternity,  lawsuit,  billionaire,  dual role,  lecture,  bong,  hacker,  marijuana joint,  dormitory,  contract,  arrogance,  lying,  psychotic,  sex in a bathroom,  geek,  misogyny,  raised middle finger,  alienation,  police raid,  insult,  e mail,  rowboat,  job interview,  interracial friendship,  underage drinking,  interracial romance,  ambition,  scene during opening credits,  reference to adolf hitler,  what happened to epilogue,  loyalty,  nerd,  class differences,  pub,  racing,  twin,  chicken,  manipulation,  prank,  college student,  champagne,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  break up,  cigar smoking,  pantyhose,  false accusation,  apology,  nonlinear timeline,  internet,  interracial relationship,  cocaine,  montage,  california,  new york,  bra,  police station,  competition,  classroom,  best friend,  travel,  vomiting,  arrest,  computer,  slow motion scene,  rain,  cell phone,  based on book,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  based on true story,  panties,  three word title,  lesbian kiss,  interracial sex,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  sex

Paranoia (2013)
Drama, Thriller

Paranoia (2013)

The high stakes thriller Paranoia takes us deep behind the scenes of global success to a deadly world of greed and deception. The two most powerful tech billionaires in the world ('Harrison Ford (I)' (qv) and 'Gary Oldman (I)' (qv)) are bitter rivals with a complicated past who will stop at nothing to destroy each other. A young superstar ('Liam Hemsworth' (qv)), seduced by unlimited wealth and power falls between them, and becomes trapped in the middle of the twists and turns of their life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realizes his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows far too much for them to let him walk away. (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  greed,  rivalry,  paranoia,  anger,  deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:office,  nightclub,  restaurant
Story:computer hacker,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  entrepreneur,  e mail,  job interview,  scene during opening credits,  class differences,  manipulation,  champagne,  cigar smoking,  nonlinear timeline,  montage,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  rain,  cell phone,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male

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Middle Men (2009)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Middle Men (2009)

Wayne Beering and Buck Dolby are drugged out geniuses with lots of ideas but they can never seem to get their act together. But when they come up with the idea to create a porn site - and charge for it (the first ever site to do so), their idea may be too lucrative for them to handle. Straight-laced business man, Jack Harris, is brought in to team up with them and turn their profitable idea into a legit business. Making money in the pornography industry is pretty easy, but staying true to yourself when surrounded by that much wealth, luxury, sex, crime and temptations, is much harder. (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  greed,  paranoia,  deception,  betrayal
Locations:nightclub
Characters:lawyer
Period:2000s
Story:laptop computer,  entrepreneur,  contract,  raised middle finger,  interracial friendship,  what happened to epilogue,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  nonlinear timeline,  internet,  cocaine,  slow motion scene,  rain,  cell phone,  based on true story,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  sex

American Psycho (2000)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.

Themes:wealth,  fashion,  cannibalism,  greed,  rivalry,  paranoia,  anger,  deception,  drunkenness,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:office,  nightclub,  restaurant
Characters:lawyer
Story:woman in bra and panties,  harvard university,  jewish american,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  business card,  narcissism,  alienation,  scene during opening credits,  champagne,  break up,  cigar smoking,  cocaine,  montage,  new york,  bra,  cell phone,  fire,  panties,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male

War Dogs (2016) is one of the best movies like The Social Network (2010)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, War

War Dogs (2016)

Two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military - a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government. Based on true events. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  anger,  deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:nightclub,  snow,  restaurant
Period:2000s
Story:jewish american,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  business partner,  entrepreneur,  website,  contract,  what happened to epilogue,  nonlinear timeline,  internet,  interracial relationship,  montage,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  cell phone,  fire,  based on true story,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male

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Alpha Dog (2006)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Alpha Dog (2006)

1999, Claremont, California. Middle-class kids, in their 20s, talk trash, wave guns, hang out in a pack. Johnny Truelove, drug dealer and son of a underworld figure, threatens Jake Mazursky, an explosive head case who owes Johnny money; Jake responds by breaking into Johnny's house. On impulse, Johnny and a couple pals kidnap Jake's 15-year-old brother, Zach. Zach's okay with it, figuring his brother will pay the debt soon. Johnny assigns his buddy Frankie to be Zach's minder, and they develop a brotherly friendship. Zach parties with his captors as things begin to spin out of control. Group think, amorality, and fear of prison assert a hold on the pack. Is Zach in danger? This is why Alpha Dog (2006) is one of the best movies like The Social Network (2010). (Read More)

Themes:greed,  drunkenness,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:jewish,  lawyer
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  year 2003,  underage sex,  bong,  marijuana joint,  raised middle finger,  underage drinking,  scene during opening credits,  what happened to epilogue,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  nonlinear timeline,  montage,  california,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  cell phone,  brother brother relationship,  based on true story,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male

Triple 9 (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Triple 9 (2016)

In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. (Read More)

Themes:greed,  paranoia,  anger,  deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:nightclub,  restaurant
Characters:jewish
Story:crew,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  reference to google,  marijuana joint,  police raid,  interracial friendship,  scene during opening credits,  manipulation,  cigar smoking,  interracial relationship,  cocaine,  montage,  police station,  arrest,  computer,  cell phone,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male

Rush (2013)
Action, Biography, Drama, History, Sport

Rush (2013)

Set against the sexy, glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing in the 1970s, the film is based on the true story of a great sporting rivalry between handsome English playboy 'James Hunt (II)' (qv) (Hemsworth), and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Austrian driver 'Niki Lauda' (qv) (Bruhl). The story follows their distinctly different personal styles on and off the track, their loves and the astonishing 1976 season in which both drivers were willing to risk everything to become world champion in a sport with no margin for error: if you make a mistake, you die. (Read More)

Themes:rivalry
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  competitiveness,  marijuana joint,  raised middle finger,  insult,  what happened to epilogue,  racing,  champagne,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  break up,  nonlinear timeline,  new york,  vomiting,  slow motion scene,  rain,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  based on true story,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male

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Sleeping With Other People (2015) is one of the best movies like The Social Network (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Themes:anger,  friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:lawyer
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  lawsuit,  dormitory,  contract,  psychotic,  scene during opening credits,  college student,  break up,  apology,  police station,  best friend,  vomiting,  slow motion scene,  rain,  brother brother relationship,  panties,  interracial sex,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  sex

Alfie (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Alfie (2004)

In Manhattan, the British limousine driver Alfie is surrounded by beautiful women, most of them clients, and he lives as a Don Juan, having one night stands with all of them and without any sort of commitment. His girl-friend and single-mother Julie is quite upset with the situation and his best friends are his colleague Marlon and his girl-friend Lonette. Alfie has a brief affair with Lonette, and the consequences of his act forces Alfie to reflect and wonder about his life style. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:nightclub,  snow,  restaurant
Characters:girlfriend
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  business partner,  chinese american,  arrogance,  interracial friendship,  interracial romance,  apology,  interracial relationship,  montage,  best friend,  vomiting,  rain,  cell phone,  fire,  panties,  lesbian kiss,  interracial sex,  cigarette smoking,  sex

Man Som Hatar Kvinnor (2009)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Man Som Hatar Kvinnor (2009)

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle suspects murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, ruthless computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from almost forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history; but, the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves. This is why Man Som Hatar Kvinnor (2009) is one of the best movies like The Social Network (2010). (Read More)

Themes:greed,  drunkenness,  revenge
Locations:snow
Characters:jewish,  lawyer
Period:2000s
Story:computer hacker,  hacker,  computer,  business tycoon,  hacking,  reference to google,  entrepreneur,  contract,  misogyny,  e mail,  rowboat,  false accusation,  apology,  montage,  rain,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  panties,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male

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Pain & Gain (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama

Pain & Gain (2013)

Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo ('Mark Wahlberg (I)' (qv)) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal ('Anthony Mackie' (qv)) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle ('Dwayne Johnson (I)' (qv)). Their kidnapping and extortion scheme goes terribly wrong since they have muscles for brains and they're left to haphazardly try to hold onto the elusive American dream. (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  greed,  deception,  drunkenness,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:restaurant
Characters:jewish
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  entrepreneur,  lying,  raised middle finger,  police raid,  interracial friendship,  what happened to epilogue,  manipulation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  cigar smoking,  nonlinear timeline,  interracial relationship,  cocaine,  montage,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  cell phone,  fire,  based on true story,  panties,  three word title,  interracial sex,  bare chested male

Antitrust (2001) is one of the best movies like The Social Network (2010)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Antitrust (2001)

This movie is the fictional story of computer programming genius Milo Hoffman after graduating from Stanford and getting out into the competitive world of computer software. In his contemplation of where to begin his career, he is contacted by Gary Winston whose character is loosely based on Bill Gates. Winston is the CEO of a company called NURV, and they are on the brink of completing the global communication's system, Synapse. They need Hoffman to help them meet their launch date, so after much thought and with the full support of his girlfriend Alice, he accepts the job. Tragedy soon after strikes and Milo becomes suspicious of the company he has been wrapped up in. He learns that trusting anyone could be a mistake, and that nothing is as it seems. (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  paranoia,  deception,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:girlfriend
Period:2000s
Story:computer,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  entrepreneur,  billionaire,  website,  interracial friendship,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  internet,  montage,  competition,  best friend,  arrest

We Are Your Friends (2015)
Drama, Music, Romance

We Are Your Friends (2015)

Cole is an aspiring DJ who spends his days scheming with his childhood friends and his nights working on the one track that will set the world on fire. All of this changes when he meets a charismatic but damaged older DJ named James, who takes him under his wing. Things get complicated, however, when Cole starts falling for James' much younger girlfriend, Sophie. With Cole's forbidden relationship intensifying and his friendships unraveling, he must choose between love, loyalty, and the future he is destined for. (Read More)

Themes:greed,  drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:nightclub
Characters:girlfriend
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  narcissism,  marijuana joint,  raised middle finger,  ambition,  loyalty,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  apology,  best friend,  vomiting,  slow motion scene,  fire,  bare chested male

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

New Jack City (1991)

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

Themes:paranoia,  anger,  deception,  betrayal,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:nightclub,  snow,  restaurant
Characters:lawyer
Story:cocaine,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  narcissism,  bong,  police raid,  manipulation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  false accusation,  montage,  bra,  police station,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  cell phone,  fire,  panties,  bare chested male,  sex

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 Social Network (2010).

Themes:paranoia,  anger,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  friendship,  revenge
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  marijuana joint,  underage drinking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  cocaine,  california,  police station,  vomiting,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  brother brother relationship,  three word title,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male

Paranoid Park (2007) is one of the best movies like The Social Network (2010)
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:girlfriend
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  underage sex,  business card,  break up,  nonlinear timeline,  bra,  classroom,  vomiting,  slow motion scene,  rain,  cell phone,  based on book,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  panties,  sex

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Catch Me If You Can (2002)
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. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:snow,  restaurant
Characters:lawyer
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  underage sex,  job interview,  what happened to epilogue,  nerd,  champagne,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  nonlinear timeline,  montage,  california,  bra,  classroom,  travel,  vomiting,  arrest,  based on true story,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male

Focus (2015)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

Focus (2015)

Nicky Spurgeon is an extremely accomplished con man who takes an amateur con artist, Jess, under his wing. Nicky and Jess become romantically involved, and with Nicky's profession of being a liar and a cheater for a living, he realizes that deception and love are things that don't go together. They split, only to see each other three years later... And things get messy. (Read More)

Themes:rivalry,  deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:nightclub,  snow,  restaurant
Story:woman in bra and panties,  interracial kiss,  billionaire,  interracial romance,  scene during opening credits,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  interracial relationship,  montage,  slow motion scene,  cell phone,  interracial sex,  bare chested male

The Score (2001)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Score (2001)

Nick Wells, a professional criminal, decides to leave the business for good, since he nearly got caught on his last job. His plan is to live in peace with his girl Diane, running his Montreal jazz club. Soon afterward, Max, his good friend and financial partner, comes along with an offer Nick can't refuse: A historical and priceless French scepter has been discovered while being smuggled into the country. It is now under massive surveillance in the Montreal Customs House, and soon to be returned to France. Nick has to team up with Max's man inside, the young, talented and aggressive thief Jack Teller to get the precious item. Only one question remains: Who will trick whom out of their share? (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Locations:nightclub,  restaurant
Story:computer hacker,  laptop computer,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  macguffin,  hacker,  rowboat,  interracial romance,  champagne,  interracial relationship,  rain,  cell phone,  fire,  bare chested male

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Blackhat (2015) is one of the best movies like The Social Network (2010)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Blackhat (2015)

Nick Hathaway, an extremely talented hacker who has gone astray, finds his way out of a 15 year prison sentence when parts of a computer code he once wrote during his youth appears in a malware that triggered a terrorist attack in a nuclear power plant in China. This opportunity will reunite him with an old friend but will also put him in the middle of a power game between the American and Chinese government as well as an arch villain hacker whose identity he has to find if he wants to keep his freedom and his life. This is why Blackhat (2015) is one of the best movies like The Social Network (2010). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Locations:nightclub,  restaurant
Story:hacker,  computer hacker,  computer,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  interracial kiss,  police raid,  e mail,  interracial friendship,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  interracial relationship,  travel,  slow motion scene,  cell phone,  interracial sex,  bare chested male

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. (Read More)

Themes:rivalry,  paranoia,  deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal
Locations:restaurant
Characters:girlfriend,  lawyer
Period:2000s
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  contract,  manipulation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  false accusation,  interracial relationship,  new york,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  rain,  cell phone,  bare chested male

Don Jon (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Don Jon (2013)

Jon Martello objectifies everything in his life: his apartment, his car, his family, his church, and, of course, women. His buddies even call him Don Jon because of his ability to pull "10s" every weekend without fail. Yet even the finest flings don't compare to the transcendent bliss he achieves alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Dissatisfied, he embarks on a journey to find a more gratifying sex life, but ends up learning larger lessons of life and love through relationships with two very different women. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:nightclub
Story:laptop computer,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  facebook,  marijuana joint,  manipulation,  college student,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  break up,  classroom,  computer,  slow motion scene,  bare chested male,  sex

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The Fifth Estate (2013)
Biography, Drama, Thriller

The Fifth Estate (2013)

The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Bruhl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistle-blowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world's most legendary media organizations combined. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society-and what are the costs of exposing them? (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:snow
Characters:lawyer
Story:computer hacker,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  disloyalty,  hacking,  e mail,  loyalty,  break up,  apology,  internet,  montage,  arrest,  computer,  cell phone,  three word title,  bare chested male,  sex

Wall Street (1987) is one of the best movies like The Social Network (2010)
Crime, Drama

Wall Street (1987)

On the Wall Street of the 1980s, Bud Fox is a stockbroker full of ambition, doing whatever he can to make his way to the top. Admiring the power of the unsparing corporate raider Gordon Gekko, Fox entices Gekko into mentoring him by providing insider trading. As Fox becomes embroiled in greed and underhanded schemes, his decisions eventually threaten the livelihood of his scrupulous father. Faced with this dilemma, Fox questions his loyalties. (Read More)

Themes:greed,  rivalry,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:office,  snow,  restaurant
Characters:lawyer
Story:business tycoon,  e mail,  ambition,  class differences,  manipulation,  cigar smoking,  montage,  arrest,  computer,  rain,  cell phone,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  sex

White Oleander (2002)
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 Social Network (2010). (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  paranoia,  anger,  drunkenness,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:restaurant
Characters:lawyer
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  check,  manipulation,  nonlinear timeline,  cocaine,  california,  bra,  classroom,  arrest,  computer,  fire,  panties,  cigarette smoking,  sex

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Patriots Day (2016)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  anger,  deception
Locations:restaurant
Story:jewish american,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  marijuana joint,  police raid,  what happened to epilogue,  college student,  interracial relationship,  montage,  police station,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  cell phone,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  based on true story,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male

The Spectacular Now (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Spectacular Now (2013)

Sutter Keely lives in the now. It's a good place for him. A high school senior, charming and self-possessed, he's the life of the party, loves his job at a men's clothing store, and has no plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, he's never far from his supersized, whiskey-fortified thirst-master cup. But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finecky hovering over him. She's different: the "nice girl" who reads science fiction and doesn't have a boyfriend. While Aimee has dreams of a future, Sutter lives in the impressive delusion of a spectacular now, yet somehow, they're drawn together. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  friendship
Characters:girlfriend
Story:woman in bra and panties,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  underage drinking,  break up,  apology,  montage,  bra,  classroom,  best friend,  computer,  slow motion scene,  cell phone,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  sex

The Black Dahlia (2006) is one of the best movies like The Social Network (2010)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Black Dahlia (2006)

In 1946, the former boxers Dwight "Bucky" Bleichert and Lee Blanchard are policemen in Los Angeles. Lee has a good relationship with his chief and uses a box fight between them to promote the department and get a raise to the police force. They succeed and are promoted to homicide detectives, working together. Bucky becomes a close friend of Lee and his girlfriend Kay Lake, forming a triangle of love. When the corpse of the aspirant actress 'Elizabeth Short (I)' is found mutilated, Lee becomes obsessed to solve the case called by the press Black Dahlia. Meanwhile, Bucky's investigation leads him to a Madeleine Linscott, the daughter of a powerful and wealthy constructor that resembles the Black Dahlia. In an environment of corruption and lies, Bucky discloses hidden truths. (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  greed,  deception,  drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:nightclub
Characters:girlfriend,  jewish
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  underage drinking,  ambition,  reference to adolf hitler,  class differences,  champagne,  police station,  slow motion scene,  rain,  based on true story,  panties,  three word title,  lesbian kiss,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male

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Hackers (1995)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hackers (1995)

Dade Murphy was a hacker even as a kid in Seattle. He got arrested for the computer virus that he planted and was banned from using any computer until the age of 18.Then he moves to New York to meet a group of hackers. He also falls in love with Kate Libby.

Themes:rivalry
Story:computer hacker,  laptop computer,  computer,  hacker,  police raid,  prank,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  internet,  arrest,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male

The Great Debaters (2007)
Biography, Drama, Romance

The Great Debaters (2007)

Marshall, Texas, described by James Farmer, Jr. as "the last city to surrender after the Civil War," is home to Wiley College, where, in 1935-36, inspired by the Harlem Renaissance and his clandestine work as a union organizer, Professor Melvin Tolson coaches the debate team to a nearly-undefeated season that sees the first debate between U.S. students from white and Negro colleges and ends with an invitation to face Harvard University's national champions. The team of four, which includes a female student and a very young James Farmer, is tested in a crucible heated by Jim Crow, sexism, a lynch mob, an arrest and near riot, a love affair, jealousy, and a national radio audience. This is why The Great Debaters (2007) is one of the best movies like The Social Network (2010). (Read More)

Characters:lawyer
Story:harvard university,  cambridge massachusetts,  harvard,  check,  rowboat,  college student,  montage,  competition,  classroom,  arrest,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  based on true story,  three word title,  sex

Fair Game (2010)
Biography, Drama, Thriller

Fair Game (2010)

Plame's status as a CIA agent was revealed by White House officials allegedly out to discredit her husband after he wrote a 2003 New York Times op-ed piece saying that the Bush administration had manipulated intelligence about weapons of mass destruction to justify the invasion of Iraq.

Themes:paranoia,  anger
Locations:office,  snow
Period:2000s
Story:cambridge massachusetts,  blown cover,  year 2003,  lecture,  e mail,  reference to adolf hitler,  twin,  cigar smoking,  false accusation,  apology,  internet,  montage,  computer,  rain,  cell phone,  brother brother relationship,  based on true story

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Sneakers (1992) is one of the best movies like The Social Network (2010)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Sneakers (1992)

Martin Bishop is the head of a group of experts who specialise in testing security systems. When he is blackmailed by Government agents into stealing a top secret black box, the team find themselves embroiled in a game of danger and intrigue. After they recover the box, they discover that it has the capability to decode all existing encryption systems around the world, and that the agents who hired them didn't work for the Government after all... (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:office,  snow,  restaurant
Characters:girlfriend
Story:computer hacker,  san francisco california,  computer,  business card,  macguffin,  crew,  hacker,  police raid,  scene during opening credits,  college student,  montage,  arrest

The Color Of Money (1986)
Drama, Sport

The Color Of Money (1986)

Pool hustler Fast Eddie Felson finds the young, promising pool player Vincent in a local bar and he sees in him a younger version of himself. To try and make it as in the old days, Eddie offers to teach Vincent how to be a hustler. After some hesitations Vincent accepts and Eddie takes him and Vincent's girlfriend Carmen on a tour through the country to work the pool halls. However, Vincent's tendency to show off his talent and by doing so warning off the players and losing money, soon leads to a confrontation with Eddie. (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  anger
Locations:snow,  restaurant
Characters:girlfriend
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  playing a video game,  arrogance,  twin,  cocaine,  montage,  police station,  competition,  travel,  computer,  panties,  cigarette smoking,  sex

Reign Over Me (2007)
Drama

Reign Over Me (2007)

Alan Johnson has everything he needs to get through life: a good job, a beautiful and loving wife, and their wonderful children. Yet he feels isolated because he finds having a hard-working job and managing a family too much to handle and has no one to talk to about it. Charlie Fineman, on the other hand, doesn't have a job or a family. He used to have both until a terrible loss, and the grief caused him to quit his job and isolate himself from everyone around him. As it turns out, Alan and Charlie were roommates in college, and a chance encounter one night rekindles the friendship they shared. But when Charlie's problems become too much to deal with, Alan is determined to help Charlie come out of his emotional abyss. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  friendship
Locations:nightclub,  restaurant
Characters:lawyer
Story:college roommate,  dormitory,  interracial friendship,  false accusation,  apology,  interracial relationship,  montage,  police station,  arrest,  computer,  cell phone,  three word title,  sex

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The Human Stain (2003)
Drama, Romance, Thriller

The Human Stain (2003)

The Human Stain is the story of Coleman Silk (Hopkins), a classics professor with a terrible secret that is about to shatter his life in a small New England town. When his affair with a young troubled janitor (Kidman) is uncovered, the secret Silk had harbored for over fifty years from his wife, his children and colleague, writer Nathan Zuckerman, fast explodes in a conflagration of devastating consequences. It is Zuckerman who stumbles upon Silk's secret and sets out to reconstruct the unknown biography of this eminent, upright man, esteemed as an educator for nearly all his life, and to understand how this ingeniously contrived life came unraveled. This is why The Human Stain (2003) is one of the best movies like The Social Network (2010). (Read More)

Themes:anger,  deception,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:snow,  restaurant
Characters:lawyer
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  reference to irving berlin,  interracial romance,  class differences,  college student,  false accusation,  nonlinear timeline,  interracial relationship,  classroom,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  panties,  cigarette smoking

Rent (2005) is one of the best movies like The Social Network (2010)
Drama, Musical, Romance

Rent (2005)

This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village New York. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark tries to capture it through his attempts to make a film. In the year that follows, the group deals with love, loss, AIDS, and modern day life in one truly powerful story. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:snow,  restaurant
Characters:girlfriend,  lawyer
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  harvard,  interracial kiss,  job interview,  interracial romance,  champagne,  break up,  interracial relationship,  cocaine,  montage,  computer,  rain,  fire,  lesbian kiss,  cigarette smoking

Amy (2015)
Biography, Documentary, Music

Amy (2015)

A documentary on the life of 'Amy Winehouse' (qv), the immensely talented yet doomed songstress. We see her from her teen years, where she already showed her singing abilities, to her finding success and then her downward spiral into alcoholism and drugs.

Themes:drunkenness,  friendship
Characters:jewish
Period:2000s
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  contract,  police raid,  apology,  cocaine,  montage,  best friend,  vomiting,  arrest,  computer,  slow motion scene,  cell phone,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male

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Almost Famous (2000)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music

Almost Famous (2000)

William Miller is a 15-year-old kid hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming-of-age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.

Themes:anger,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  friendship
Story:san francisco california,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  underage sex,  bong,  raised middle finger,  ambition,  california,  travel,  vomiting,  based on true story,  panties,  lesbian kiss,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  sex

Die Welle (2008)
Drama, Thriller

Die Welle (2008)

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

Themes:betrayal,  friendship
Locations:nightclub
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  school newspaper,  playing a video game,  website,  e mail,  apology,  montage,  classroom,  vomiting,  arrest,  computer,  rain,  cell phone,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  sex

Shattered Glass (2003) is one of the best movies like The Social Network (2010)
Drama, History

Shattered Glass (2003)

This film tells the true story of fraudulent Washington, D.C. journalist Stephen Glass (Christensen), who rose to meteoric heights as a young writer in his 20s, becoming a staff writer at "The New Republic" for three years (1995-1998), where 27 of his 41 published stories were either partially or completely made up. Looking for a short cut to fame, Glass concocted sources, quotes and even entire stories, but his deception did not go unnoticed forever, and eventually, his world came crumbling down... This is why Shattered Glass (2003) is one of the best movies like The Social Network (2010). (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:office,  snow
Story:computer hacker,  palo alto california,  intern,  business card,  website,  lying,  e mail,  ambition,  loyalty,  cigar smoking,  apology,  nonlinear timeline,  internet,  classroom,  computer,  slow motion scene,  brother brother relationship,  based on true story

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Animal Kingdom (2010)
Crime, Drama

Animal Kingdom (2010)

Despite being no saint herself, Julia Cody has shielded her seventeen year old son, Joshua "J" Cody, from her Melbourne-based criminal relatives who they have not seen in years. After Julia dies in front of J's eyes from a self-inflicted heroin overdose, J, who is slightly detached from life, feels he has no choice but to contact his maternal grandmother, Janine "Smurf" Cody, the family matriarch, for a place to live. Smurf rules the family with a borderline incestuous love over her three sons, the quietly menacing Andrew "Pope" Cody, the hyperactive Craig Cody, and the barely of age Darren Cody. Pope and his best friend, Barry "Baz" Brown, are armed robbers, with Darren their up and coming apprentice, while Craig is a mid level drug dealer. Melbourne's Armed Robbery Squad is after specifically Pope, who is hiding out. But when the standoff between the Codys and the Armed Robbery Squad is brought up a notch, an all out war ensues, with some casualties and J caught in the middle. The only grounding in J's life is his girlfriend, Nicky Henry. With those casualties comes an investigation by Homicide Detective Senior Sergeant Nathan Leckie, who knows the Codys are involved in some of those deaths. As Leckie tries to get J on his side, J has to figure out how best to get himself out from the middle, where he trusts neither side. J also wants to figure out how to exact what he considers justice in an all around bad situation. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  betrayal,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:girlfriend,  lawyer
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bong,  lying,  raised middle finger,  police raid,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  cocaine,  police station,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  cell phone,  brother brother relationship,  based on true story,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male

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,  deception
Characters:lawyer
Story:computer hacker,  computer,  san francisco california,  laptop computer,  fire extinguisher,  hacker,  contract,  geek,  e mail,  manipulation,  internet,  california,  bra,  arrest

The Devil's Double (2011)
Biography, Drama, Thriller

The Devil's Double (2011)

Baghdad, the playground for the rich and infamous, where anything can be bought - but for a price. This is Uday Hussein's world and with his depraved lust for debauchery and immorality, he helps himself to whatever turns him on. When army lieutenant Latif Yahia is summoned to Saddam's palace, he is faced with an impossible request - to be Uday's 'fiday' - his body double, or have his family condemned to death. In a world entrenched in betrayal and corruption, knowing who to trust becomes a matter of life or death for Latif, as he battles to escape from his forced existence. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:nightclub
Story:what happened to epilogue,  manipulation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  cigar smoking,  cocaine,  vomiting,  slow motion scene,  brother brother relationship,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male

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Rocky III (1982) is one of the best movies like The Social Network (2010)
Drama, Sport

Rocky III (1982)

Three years and 10 successful title defenses after beating Apollo Creed, with whom he has become great friends, a now wealthy Rocky Balboa is considering retirement. Fame and complacency soon cause Balboa to lose his title to Clubber Lang, who inadvertently causes the death of Rocky's trainer Mickey. Rocky sinks into a depression, and Apollo decides to train Rocky for a rematch against Lang so Rocky can try to win the title back. (Read More)

Themes:rivalry,  anger,  drunkenness,  friendship,  revenge
Story:jewish american,  popularity,  interracial friendship,  scene during opening credits,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  cigar smoking,  false accusation,  montage,  california,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male

The Bling Ring (2013)
Biography, Crime, Drama

The Bling Ring (2013)

Themes:greed,  friendship
Locations:nightclub
Period:2000s
Story:laptop computer,  reference to google,  underage drinking,  california,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  cell phone,  based on true story,  panties,  cigarette smoking

Filth (2013)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Filth (2013)

Scheming Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy), a bigoted and corrupt policeman, is in line for a promotion and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Enlisted to solve a brutal murder and threatened by the aspirations of his colleagues, including Ray Lennox (Jamie Bell), Bruce sets about ensuring their ruin, right under the nose of unwitting Chief Inspector Toal. As he turns his colleagues against one another by stealing their wives and exposing their secrets, Bruce starts to lose himself in a web of deceit that he can no longer control. His past is slowly catching up with him, and a missing wife, a crippling drug habit and suspicious colleagues start to take their toll on his sanity. The question is: can he keep his grip on reality long enough to disentangle himself from the filth? (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:nightclub
Story:asthma inhaler,  underage sex,  raised middle finger,  pub,  manipulation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  cocaine,  bra,  police station,  vomiting,  slow motion scene,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male

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Cashback (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Cashback (2006)

When art student Ben Willis is dumped by his girlfriend Suzy, he develops chronic insomnia after finding out how quickly she moved on. To pass the long hours of the night, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket. There he meets a colorful cast of characters, all of whom have their own 'art' in dealing with the boredom of an eight-hour-shift. Ben's art is that he imagines himself stopping time. This way, he can appreciate the artistic beauty of the frozen world and the people inside it - especially Sharon, the pretty and quiet checkout girl, who perhaps holds the answer to solving the problem of Ben's insomnia. (Read More)

Themes:anger
Locations:snow
Characters:girlfriend
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  playing a video game,  dormitory,  prank,  college student,  break up,  apology,  bra,  classroom,  best friend,  computer,  slow motion scene,  panties

Don't Say A Word (2001) is one of the best movies like The Social Network (2010)
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:greed,  paranoia,  anger,  deception,  betrayal,  revenge,  friendship
Period:2000s
Story:macguffin,  narcissism,  scene during opening credits,  manipulation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  police station,  vomiting,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  cell phone,  cigarette smoking

Bully (2001)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Bully (2001)

After finding himself at the constant abuse of his best friend, Bobby, Marty has become fed up with his friend's twisted ways. His girlfriend, a victim of Bobby's often cruel ways, couldn't agree more and they strategize murdering Bobby, with a group of willing and unwilling participants in a small Florida town. In the midst of their plotting, they find themselves contemplating with the possible aftermath of what could happen. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  drunkenness,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:nightclub
Characters:girlfriend
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  playing a video game,  marijuana joint,  underage drinking,  best friend,  vomiting,  arrest,  cell phone,  based on book,  brother brother relationship,  based on true story,  panties,  lesbian kiss,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male

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