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The Terminal (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Terminal (2004)

Victor Novarski reaches JFK airport from a politically unstable country. Due to collapse of his government, his papers are no longer valid in the airport, and hence he is forced to stay in the airport till the war cools down. He makes the airport his home and develops a friendship with the people who work there until he can leave. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  unfaithfulness,  theft,  wedding,  adultery,  money,  infidelity
Locations:airport,  canada,  kitchen,  elevator,  snow,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:chinese,  thief,  musician,  policeman
Period:2000s
Story:flight attendant,  promotion,  english,  immigration agent,  fast food restaurant,  surveillance camera,  illegal immigrant,  jfk international airport queens new york city,  stranded at an airport,  airport terminal,  airplane stewardess,  snack food,  italian restaurant,  u.s. department of homeland security,  loosely based on a true story,  border protection,  man without a country,  reference to burger king,  blinding light,  u.s. customs,  security risk,  reference to stevie wonder,  building contractor,  go between,  trekkie,  drug smuggler,  potato chip,  stuck,  croissant,  legality,  meet cute,  homeland security,  military coup,  illegality,  reference to napoleon,  albanian,  prescription,  asian indian,  motivational,  queens new york city,  fictional country,  pager,  visa,  juggler,  renovation,  interpreter,  times square manhattan new york city,  marriage engagement,  cop killer,  coward,  passenger,  kgb,  united states of america,  convention,  language barrier,  bathrobe,  razor,  department store,  hamburger,  falling,  saxophone,  x ray,  jazz music,  suit,  men's bathroom,  escalator,  construction worker,  autograph,  romania,  bureaucracy,  translator,  asylum,  bookstore,  card playing,  senator,  construction site,  shoes,  pills,  janitor,  promise,  passport,  apple,  goat,  fish out of water,  walkie talkie,  security camera,  vandalism,  medicine,  shaving,  tv news,  cia,  refugee,  manipulation,  product placement,  suitcase,  pay phone,  immigration,  news report,  unrequited love,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  security guard,  immigrant,  toilet,  eating,  montage,  woman,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  taxi,  extramarital affair,  book,  painting,  arrest,  watching tv,  computer,  airplane,  black comedy,  food,  cell phone,  ghost,  telephone call,  based on true story,  panties,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  kiss,  police

Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

Okwe is an illegal Nigerian immigrant leading a hard life and struggling to survive in London's underground. He works as a hotel receptionist in the night time and as he has a doctor degree he practices some medicine, during the day, in a very odd way. Besides that he must constantly escape from Immigration officers. One day Okwe discovers by chance an illegal scheme of surgeries is being lead by Juan, his boss in the hotel. Juan quickly comes up with a tempting proposal: if Okwe accepts to perform the illegal surgeries he makes a lot of money and gets legalized situation in the U.K. Can Okwe keep his moral values intact? (Read More)

Themes:theft,  money
Locations:hotel,  kitchen,  airport
Characters:chinese,  thief,  policeman
Story:immigration agent,  surveillance camera,  illegal immigrant,  language barrier,  janitor,  passport,  security camera,  medicine,  refugee,  immigration,  security guard,  immigrant,  toilet,  taxi,  panties,  new york city,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  police

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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:theft,  money
Locations:airport,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:thief,  policeman
Story:illegal immigrant,  times square manhattan new york city,  men's bathroom,  tv news,  product placement,  pay phone,  news report,  immigrant,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  taxi,  arrest,  watching tv,  cell phone,  telephone call,  panties,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  police

Woman In Gold (2015)
Biography, Drama, History

Woman In Gold (2015)

Maria Altman sought to regain a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II. She did so not just to regain what was rightfully hers, but also to obtain some measure of justice for the death, destruction, and massive art theft perpetrated by the Nazis.

Themes:theft,  money
Locations:elevator,  airport,  hotel
Story:illegality,  united states of america,  bureaucracy,  bookstore,  passport,  tv news,  refugee,  montage,  woman,  taxi,  book,  painting,  arrest,  computer,  airplane,  telephone call,  based on true story,  photograph,  cigarette smoking

Maria Full Of Grace (2004) is one of the best movies like The Terminal (2004)
Crime, Drama

Maria Full Of Grace (2004)

In a small village in Colombia, the pregnant seventeen years old Maria supports her family with her salary working in a floriculture. She is fired and with a total lack of perspective of finding a new job, she decides to accept the offer to work as a drug mule, flying to USA with sixty-two pellets of cocaine in her stomach. Once in New York, things do not happen as planned. (Read More)

Themes:money
Locations:airport,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:policeman
Story:illegal immigrant,  u.s. customs,  queens new york city,  visa,  x ray,  passport,  medicine,  immigrant,  toilet,  taxi,  airplane,  telephone call,  new york city,  photograph

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Masterminds (2016)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Masterminds (2016)

David Ghantt discovers the true meaning of adventure far beyond his wildest dreams. He is an uncomplicated man stuck in a monotonous life. Day in and day out he drives an armored vehicle, transporting millions of other people's money with no escape in sight. The only glimmer of excitement is his flirtatious work crush Kelly Campbell who soon lures him into the scheme of a lifetime. Along with a group of half-brained criminals led by Steve Chambers and an absurdly faulted heist plan, David manages the impossible and makes off with $17 million in cash...only problem is he foolishly hands the money over to this wild group of double crossers and has been set up to take the fall. With the bandits blowing the millions on lavish and ridiculous luxuries, they leave behind a glaring trail of evidence. Now on the lam and in over his head, David must dodge the authorities, evade a hilarious hit man, Mike McKinney, and try to turn the tables on the ones he trusted most. This is why Masterminds (2016) is one of the best movies like The Terminal (2004). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  money
Locations:airport,  hotel,  bar
Characters:thief
Period:2000s
Story:surveillance camera,  stuck,  pager,  department store,  fish out of water,  walkie talkie,  security camera,  manipulation,  pay phone,  news report,  no opening credits,  security guard,  montage,  handcuffs,  taxi,  painting,  arrest,  watching tv,  airplane,  based on true story,  photograph,  police

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:wedding,  surveillance,  unfaithfulness,  adultery,  money,  infidelity
Locations:kitchen,  elevator,  airport,  snow,  hotel,  bar
Characters:thief
Period:2000s
Story:surveillance camera,  bookstore,  security camera,  tv news,  manipulation,  news report,  man with glasses,  eating,  woman,  manhattan new york city,  extramarital affair,  book,  arrest,  watching tv,  food,  cell phone,  telephone call,  new york city,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  police,  two word title,  kiss

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:surveillance,  adultery,  money,  infidelity
Locations:airport,  snow,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:thief
Story:motivational,  flight attendant,  department store,  product placement,  suitcase,  pay phone,  security guard,  toilet,  montage,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  taxi,  extramarital affair,  arrest,  airplane,  black comedy,  based on true story,  new york city,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  police

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Spartan (2004) is one of the best movies like The Terminal (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Spartan (2004)

In the US-government's special ops, Scott is a shooter, not a planner, doing the job without regard to quaint or obsolete convention. When a Harvard undergrad goes missing (the daughter of a US leader), it's Scott who applies the pressure, first to her boyfriend, then to a madam whose cathouse is the initial stop en route to a white slavery auction in Dubai. The abductors may not know the girl's identity, but once they figure it out, she's doomed. Deadly double crosses force Scott to become a planner. Through it all, earnest TV newscasters read the drivel they're handed. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity
Locations:airport,  restaurant,  bar
Story:surveillance camera,  pager,  convention,  construction site,  tv news,  cia,  product placement,  pay phone,  news report,  no opening credits,  taxi,  extramarital affair,  book,  airplane,  black comedy,  cell phone,  telephone call,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking

The Ghost Writer (2010)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Ghost Writer (2010)

An unremarkable ghost-writer has landed a lucrative contract to redact the memoirs of Adam Lang, the former UK Prime Minister. After dominating British politics for years, Lang has retired with his wife to the USA. He lives on an island, in luxurious, isolated premises complete with a security detail and a secretarial staff. Soon, Adam Lang gets embroiled in a major scandal with international ramifications that reveals how far he was ready to go in order to nurture UK's "special relationship" with the USA. But before this controversy has started, before even he has closed the deal with the publisher, the ghost-writer gets unmistakable signs that the turgid draft he is tasked to put into shape inexplicably constitutes highly sensitive material. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  unfaithfulness,  adultery,  money,  infidelity
Locations:elevator,  airport,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Story:cia,  surveillance camera,  airplane stewardess,  security risk,  reference to napoleon,  falling,  english,  passport,  tv news,  suitcase,  no opening credits,  eating,  ghost,  taxi,  extramarital affair,  book,  arrest,  watching tv,  computer,  airplane,  food,  cell phone,  telephone call,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  kiss

War Dogs (2016)
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. This is why War Dogs (2016) is one of the best movies like The Terminal (2004). (Read More)

Themes:money
Locations:elevator,  airport,  snow,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Period:2000s
Story:convention,  translator,  product placement,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  security guard,  montage,  handcuffs,  taxi,  arrest,  airplane,  black comedy,  cell phone,  telephone call,  based on true story,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking

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Biutiful (2010)
Drama, Romance

Biutiful (2010)

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

Themes:money
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:chinese,  policeman
Period:2000s
Story:illegal immigrant,  construction worker,  construction site,  pills,  medicine,  tv news,  immigrant,  toilet,  eating,  montage,  arrest,  watching tv,  food,  cell phone,  telephone call,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  police,  kiss

Snowden (2016) is one of the best movies like The Terminal (2004)
Biography, Drama, Thriller

Snowden (2016)

SNOWDEN stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and is written and directed by Oliver Stone. The script is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena.

Themes:surveillance,  theft,  money
Locations:elevator,  airport,  snow,  hotel,  bar
Characters:chinese
Period:2000s
Story:surveillance camera,  illegal immigrant,  prescription,  visa,  x ray,  promise,  passport,  security camera,  tv news,  cia,  refugee,  security guard,  montage,  watching tv,  computer,  airplane,  cell phone,  telephone call,  based on true story,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  kiss

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:theft,  money
Locations:elevator,  airport,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:chinese,  thief,  policeman
Story:united states of america,  razor,  men's bathroom,  escalator,  fish out of water,  shaving,  no opening credits,  toilet,  eating,  book,  painting,  arrest,  watching tv,  computer,  airplane,  food,  cell phone,  telephone call,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  kiss,  police

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Lovelace (2013)
Biography, Drama

Lovelace (2013)

Themes:money
Locations:airport,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:policeman
Story:falling,  autograph,  pills,  manipulation,  pay phone,  man with glasses,  eating,  taxi,  watching tv,  food,  telephone call,  based on true story,  panties,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  kiss,  police

The Visitor (2007)
Drama

The Visitor (2007)

In Connecticut, lonely widowed Professor Walter Vale has a boring life. He teaches only one class at the local college and is trying to learn how to play the piano, despite not having the necessary musical talent. Walter is assigned to attend a conference about Global Policy and Development at New York University, where he is to give a lecture about a paper on which he is co-author. When he arrives at his apartment in New York, he finds Tarek Khalil, a Syrian musician, and Zainab, a Senegalese street vendor, living there. He sympathizes with the situation of the illegal immigrants and invites the couple to stay with him. Tarek invites him to go to his gig at Jules Live Jazz. Walter is fascinated with his African drum and Tarek offers to teach Walter to play the drum. However, after an incident in the subway, Tarek is arrested by the police and sent to a detention center for illegal immigrants. Walter has just hired a lawyer to defend Tarek when, out of the blue, Tarek's mother Mouna arrives at the apartment from Michigan. He invites her to stay in Tarek's room and while trying to get Tarek released, Walter and Mouna get close to each other and he finds reasons to feel life can be exciting and worth living again. This is why The Visitor (2007) is one of the best movies like The Terminal (2004). (Read More)

Locations:elevator,  airport,  restaurant
Characters:musician,  policeman
Story:illegal immigrant,  queens new york city,  times square manhattan new york city,  saxophone,  jazz music,  asylum,  shaving,  immigration,  man with glasses,  immigrant,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  taxi,  book,  arrest,  food,  cell phone,  telephone call,  new york city,  photograph,  police,  kiss

Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006) is one of the best movies like The Terminal (2004)
Comedy

Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006)

Borat Sagdiyev is a TV reporter of a popular show in Kazakhstan as Kazakhstan's sixth most famous man and a leading journalist. He is sent from his home to America by his government to make a documentary about American society and culture. Borat takes a course in New York City to understand American humor. While watching Baywatch on TV, Borat discovers how beautiful their women are in the form of C. J. Parker, who was played by actress Pamela Anderson who hails from Malibu, California. He decides to go on a cross-country road trip to California in a quest to make her his wife and take her back to his country. On his journey Borat and his producer encounter a country full of strange and wonderful Americans, real people in real chaotic situations with hysterical consequences. (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  money
Locations:elevator,  airport,  hotel,  bar
Story:jfk international airport queens new york city,  times square manhattan new york city,  united states of america,  escalator,  passport,  fish out of water,  tv news,  suitcase,  pay phone,  man with glasses,  security guard,  toilet,  eating,  woman,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  painting,  arrest,  watching tv,  airplane,  food,  telephone call,  new york city,  photograph

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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)

Locations:kitchen,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:musician,  policeman
Story:motivational,  shoes,  tv news,  man with glasses,  eating,  montage,  manhattan new york city,  taxi,  painting,  arrest,  watching tv,  computer,  food,  cell phone,  telephone call,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph

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:surveillance,  theft
Locations:kitchen,  elevator,  restaurant,  bar
Story:walkie talkie,  security camera,  manipulation,  product placement,  news report,  security guard,  montage,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  taxi,  arrest,  watching tv,  black comedy,  cell phone,  new york city,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  kiss

Elf (2003)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Elf (2003)

Buddy was a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa's sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs. Hobbs, on Santa's naughty list for being a heartless jerk, had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can. When Walter's relationship with Buddy interferes with his job, he is forced to reevaluate his priorities. (Read More)

Themes:money
Locations:elevator,  snow
Characters:policeman
Story:department store,  escalator,  shoes,  fish out of water,  tv news,  toilet,  eating,  montage,  manhattan new york city,  taxi,  book,  watching tv,  food,  telephone call,  new york city,  photograph,  police,  kiss

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The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) is one of the best movies like The Terminal (2004)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

Jordan Belfort is a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 22 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive 1990s securities scam that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including shoe designer Steve Madden. This is why The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) is one of the best movies like The Terminal (2004). (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  theft,  wedding,  adultery,  money,  infidelity
Locations:elevator,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:thief,  policeman
Story:surveillance camera,  men's bathroom,  pills,  promise,  passport,  security camera,  pay phone,  no opening credits,  eating,  montage,  woman,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  extramarital affair,  arrest,  watching tv,  airplane,  black comedy,  food,  telephone call,  based on true story,  panties,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  kiss

One Hour Photo (2002)
Drama, Thriller

One Hour Photo (2002)

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

Themes:unfaithfulness,  theft,  adultery,  infidelity
Locations:kitchen,  elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:thief
Story:department store,  surveillance camera,  escalator,  product placement,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  security guard,  toilet,  handcuffs,  extramarital affair,  book,  arrest,  watching tv,  computer,  cell phone,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  police

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  wedding
Locations:snow,  bar
Story:hamburger,  walkie talkie,  security camera,  shaving,  manipulation,  product placement,  suitcase,  pay phone,  news report,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  security guard,  toilet,  montage,  handcuffs,  taxi,  painting,  arrest,  watching tv,  computer,  airplane,  black comedy,  cell phone,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking

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Deception (2008)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Deception (2008)

Cat and mouse. Jonathan McQuarry is an auditor in Manhattan, moving from office to office checking their books. While working late, a smooth and well-dressed man named Wyatt Bose chats Jonathan up, offers him a joint, and soon they're pals. When their cell phones are accidentally swapped, Jonathan answers Wyatt's phone to a series of women asking if he's free tonight. Jonathan discovers it's a sex club: busy powerful people meet each other anonymously in hotels. Jonathan falls for one of the club members, whom he knows only as "S," whom he's also seen on a subway. When she goes missing, patterns emerge and Jonathan faces demands involving violence and lots of money. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  money
Locations:elevator,  snow,  hotel,  bar
Characters:thief,  policeman
Story:times square manhattan new york city,  eating,  montage,  taxi,  watching tv,  computer,  airplane,  food,  cell phone,  telephone call,  panties,  new york city,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  kiss,  police

Ghostbusters (2016) is one of the best movies like The Terminal (2004)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ghostbusters (2016)

Themes:surveillance
Locations:hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Story:times square manhattan new york city,  janitor,  walkie talkie,  tv news,  product placement,  news report,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  security guard,  montage,  manhattan new york city,  taxi,  book,  cell phone,  ghost,  telephone call,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  police

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. This is why Patriots Day (2016) is one of the best movies like The Terminal (2004). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:chinese,  policeman
Story:cop killer,  security camera,  tv news,  product placement,  news report,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  security guard,  montage,  handcuffs,  arrest,  watching tv,  black comedy,  cell phone,  based on true story,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  police

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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  wedding,  money
Locations:hotel,  elevator,  snow
Characters:thief,  policeman
Story:painting,  apple,  fictional country,  visa,  coward,  refugee,  pay phone,  no opening credits,  immigrant,  eating,  montage,  taxi,  book,  arrest,  black comedy,  food,  telephone call,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  police,  kiss

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

A Hologram For The King (2016)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity
Locations:elevator,  snow,  hotel,  restaurant
Story:men's bathroom,  construction worker,  construction site,  promise,  shaving,  suitcase,  montage,  taxi,  extramarital affair,  painting,  watching tv,  computer,  telephone call,  cigarette smoking,  kiss

Knight And Day (2010) is one of the best movies like The Terminal (2004)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

June has a garage in Boston. At an airport heading home, a man bumps into her a few times and tries to keep her off the plane. He's under FBI surveillance; they wonder if he and she are working together, so they let both on a flight full of armed men wanting to arrest the stranger. He's Roy, he shoots his way out of trouble and tells her she's in danger. She's home the next day, miraculously, when agents pick her up; Roy saves her again, and a transcontinental chase ensues with Roy convincing her that he's the good guy, protecting an energy source that a rogue agent wants to sell on the black market. Can she trust Roy, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  wedding
Locations:kitchen,  airport,  snow,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Story:security camera,  cia,  product placement,  news report,  toilet,  woman,  handcuffs,  arrest,  computer,  airplane,  cell phone,  new york city,  photograph,  kiss

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The Departed (2006)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Departed (2006)

In South Boston, the state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Frank Costello. While Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the state police as an informer for the syndicate is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by their double lives, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations they have penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there is a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy - and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save themselves. But is either willing to turn on their friends and comrades they've made during their long stints undercover? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  money,  infidelity
Locations:kitchen,  elevator,  airport,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:policeman
Story:surveillance camera,  homeland security,  prescription,  cop killer,  translator,  pills,  product placement,  news report,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  eating,  montage,  handcuffs,  extramarital affair,  arrest,  watching tv,  computer,  food,  cell phone,  telephone call,  panties,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  police,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  kiss

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. This is why Fair Game (2010) is one of the best movies like The Terminal (2004). (Read More)

Locations:canada,  airport,  snow,  hotel,  bar
Period:2000s
Story:cia,  men's bathroom,  promise,  tv news,  suitcase,  eating,  montage,  woman,  taxi,  watching tv,  computer,  airplane,  food,  cell phone,  telephone call,  based on true story,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  two word title,  kiss

A Mighty Heart (2007)
Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War

A Mighty Heart (2007)

On January 23, 2002, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is to fly from Karachi to Dubai with his pregnant wife, Mariane, also a reporter. On the day before, with great care, he has arranged an interview in a cafe with an Islamic fundamentalist cleric. When Danny doesn't return, Mariane initiates a search. Pakistani police, American embassy personnel, and the FBI examine witnesses, phone records, e-mails, and hard drives. Who has him? Where is he? There's also the why: because of U.S. abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo, because of a history of Journal cooperation with the CIA, because Pearl is a Jew? Through it all, Mariane is clearheaded, direct, and determined. (Read More)

Locations:airport,  restaurant
Characters:policeman
Period:2000s
Story:cia,  asian indian,  passport,  goat,  tv news,  suitcase,  man with glasses,  montage,  manhattan new york city,  taxi,  arrest,  watching tv,  computer,  airplane,  food,  cell phone,  telephone call,  new york city,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  police

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Persepolis (2007) is one of the best movies like The Terminal (2004)
Animation, Biography, Drama, War

Persepolis (2007)

In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study for a better life. However, this change proves an equally difficult trial with the young woman finding herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  theft,  wedding,  infidelity
Locations:airport,  snow,  restaurant
Characters:thief,  policeman
Story:razor,  pills,  passport,  cia,  refugee,  suitcase,  pay phone,  toilet,  eating,  woman,  taxi,  book,  arrest,  watching tv,  food,  telephone call,  cigarette smoking,  kiss,  police

Criminal (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  wedding,  money
Locations:airport,  restaurant
Story:passport,  fish out of water,  walkie talkie,  security camera,  cia,  product placement,  news report,  no opening credits,  security guard,  handcuffs,  taxi,  arrest,  airplane,  black comedy,  cell phone,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  police

Muriel's Wedding (1994)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Muriel's Wedding (1994)

Muriel finds life in Porpoise Spit, Australia dull and spends her days alone in her room listening to Abba music and dreaming of her wedding day. Slight problem, Muriel has never had a date. Then she steals some money to go on a tropical vacation, meets a wacky friend, changes her name to Mariel, and turns her world upside down. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  theft,  wedding,  adultery,  money,  infidelity
Locations:hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:thief,  policeman
Story:marriage engagement,  autograph,  construction site,  shoes,  pills,  woman,  taxi,  extramarital affair,  arrest,  watching tv,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  police,  kiss

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Spy (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis. This is why Spy (2015) is one of the best movies like The Terminal (2004). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance
Locations:kitchen,  airport,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Story:surveillance camera,  construction site,  fish out of water,  cia,  unrequited love,  handcuffs,  taxi,  arrest,  airplane,  black comedy,  cell phone,  telephone call,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking

Don't Say A Word (2001) is one of the best movies like The Terminal (2004)
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:surveillance,  theft,  money
Locations:elevator
Characters:thief
Period:2000s
Story:surveillance camera,  pager,  security camera,  manipulation,  security guard,  woman,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  arrest,  watching tv,  black comedy,  cell phone,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  police

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

John and Jane Smith are a normal married couple, living a normal life in a normal suburb, working normal jobs...well, if you can call secretly being assassins "normal". But neither Jane nor John knows about their spouse's secret, until they are surprised to find each other as targets! But on their quest to kill each other, they learn a lot more about each other than they ever did in five (or six) years of marriage. (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  money
Locations:kitchen,  elevator,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:chinese
Story:surveillance camera,  building contractor,  department store,  card playing,  construction site,  passport,  tv news,  cia,  suitcase,  eating,  woman,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  taxi,  watching tv,  computer,  airplane,  black comedy,  food,  cell phone,  telephone call,  new york city,  photograph,  kiss

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The Pink Panther (2006)
Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery

The Pink Panther (2006)

When the coach of the France soccer team is killed by a poisoned dart in the stadium in the end of a game, and his expensive and huge ring with the diamond Pink Panther disappears, the ambitious Chief Insp. Dreyfus assigns the worst police inspector Jacques Clouseau to the case. His intention is to give a diversion to the press, while he uses his best men to chase the killer and thief. He assigns Gendarme Gilbert Ponton to work with Clouseau and inform each step of the investigation. When Clouseau is nominated with honor to the highest prize in France, Dreyfus decides to humiliate Clouseau and take him out of the case. However Clouseau has already solved the mystery. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  theft
Locations:elevator,  airport,  hotel
Characters:chinese,  thief,  musician,  policeman
Period:2000s
Story:hamburger,  x ray,  goat,  painting,  watching tv,  computer,  cell phone,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  police,  kiss

Derailed (2005)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Derailed (2005)

Charles is worn down by his home life where he and his wife struggle to cope with the demands of their daughter's illness and his job. When he meets Lucinda on the train to work in Chicago, there is an immediate spark between them. Soon they are doing lunch; dinner and drinks follow. This leads to an adulterous rendezvous in a hotel. However, no sooner have they torn each other's clothes off than their room is invaded by a thief who beats Charles and rapes Lucinda. Because of the illicit nature of their relationship, Charles agrees with Lucinda who is reluctant to go to the police and soon finds he is powerless to resist the demands of the thief. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  theft,  adultery,  money,  infidelity
Locations:hotel,  elevator,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:thief,  policeman
Story:security guard,  eating,  taxi,  extramarital affair,  watching tv,  computer,  food,  cell phone,  telephone call,  cigarette smoking,  police,  kiss

Up In The Air (2009) is one of the best movies like The Terminal (2004)
Drama, Romance

Up In The Air (2009)

Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and just after he's met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams. This is why Up In The Air (2009) is one of the best movies like The Terminal (2004). (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  wedding,  adultery,  infidelity
Locations:elevator,  airport,  snow,  hotel,  bar
Story:suitcase,  airplane stewardess,  woman,  motivational,  passenger,  escalator,  eating,  montage,  extramarital affair,  computer,  airplane,  food,  cell phone,  telephone call,  photograph,  kiss

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Closer (2004)
Drama, Romance

Closer (2004)

Smart-but-ineffectual journalist Dan "We use euphemisms!" cannot decide between his girlfriend, loving-but-clingy waitress Alice, or his lover cold-but-intellectual photographer Anna; herself indecisive between Dan and honest-but-thuggish "You're bloody gorgeous!" doctor Larry. The film puts the four leading characters in a box and strips them apart. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  money,  infidelity
Locations:elevator,  airport,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:policeman
Story:surveillance camera,  book,  times square manhattan new york city,  men's bathroom,  passport,  security camera,  shaving,  woman,  manhattan new york city,  taxi,  extramarital affair,  computer,  panties,  new york city,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  kiss

The Company You Keep (2012)
Drama, Thriller

The Company You Keep (2012)

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

Themes:surveillance
Locations:canada,  airport,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:policeman
Story:promise,  passport,  tv news,  security guard,  eating,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  taxi,  arrest,  computer,  food,  cell phone,  telephone call,  photograph,  police

Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (2002)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (2002)

Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" is the story of a legendary showman's double life - television producer by day, CIA assassin by night. At the height of his TV career, Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA and trained to become a covert operative. Or so Barris said. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  wedding,  adultery,  infidelity
Locations:snow,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Story:kgb,  men's bathroom,  goat,  cia,  manhattan new york city,  extramarital affair,  watching tv,  airplane,  black comedy,  new york city,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  kiss

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Rent (2005) is one of the best movies like The Terminal (2004)
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:theft,  money
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:thief,  musician,  policeman
Story:marriage engagement,  promise,  tv news,  pay phone,  man with glasses,  eating,  montage,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  computer,  black comedy,  food,  telephone call,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  police,  kiss

Seeking Justice (2011)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Seeking Justice (2011)

In New Orleans, English teacher of the high school Rampart High, Will Gerard, and his wife, musician Laura Gerard, are in love with each other. One night, Laura leaves a rehearsal and is assaulted, while Will is playing chess with his friend Jimmy. Will is visiting her in hospital when, out of the blue, a stranger named Simon tells him that he belongs to an organization of vigilantes and offers to eliminate the assailant. In return, the organisation would want a favor from Will in the future. Will agrees, and the criminal is murdered. Six months later, Simon collects his debt with Will. He demands that Will kill Alan Marsh, a pedophile. Will accidentally kills Alan and soon he learns that the victim was an awarded journalist that was investigating the organization. Now he seeks evidences to prove his innocence but the network of the organization is powerful and is seeking Will out to eliminate him. This is why Seeking Justice (2011) is one of the best movies like The Terminal (2004). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance
Locations:elevator,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:musician
Story:escalator,  english,  security camera,  manipulation,  product placement,  pay phone,  news report,  security guard,  handcuffs,  taxi,  arrest,  cell phone,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  two word title,  police,  kiss

Left Behind (2014)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

Left Behind (2014)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity
Locations:airport
Story:flight attendant,  passenger,  department store,  bookstore,  construction site,  product placement,  news report,  extramarital affair,  airplane,  cell phone,  new york city

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Enter The Void (2009)
Drama, Fantasy

Enter The Void (2009)

Tokyo's nasty underside, seen primarily through the eyes of Oscar, a heavy drug user, whose sister Linda is a stripper. Oscar also has flashbacks to his childhood when trauma upends the siblings. Oscar's drug-fed hallucinations alter Tokyo's already-disconcerting nights, and after the police shoot him, he can float above and look down: on his sister's sorrow, on the rooms of a love hotel, and on life at even a molecular level. The spectrum's colors can be beautiful; it's people's colorless lives that can be ugly. And what of afterlife, is there more than a void? (Read More)

Themes:adultery,  money
Locations:elevator,  airport,  hotel,  bar
Characters:policeman
Story:pills,  promise,  pay phone,  toilet,  eating,  taxi,  book,  painting,  airplane,  food,  ghost,  telephone call,  panties,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  police,  kiss

Runaway Jury (2003) is one of the best movies like The Terminal (2004)
Drama, Thriller

Runaway Jury (2003)

Wendell Rohr is a torts lawyer taking on the gun lobby. Rankin Fitch is the jury consultant for the Defendants and between them the battle is for the hearts and minds of the jury. But there is someone on the inside. Nicholas Easter is a juror with a girlfriend, Marlee, on the outside. they have a past ..... and their own agenda. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  theft,  money
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:thief,  policeman
Story:manipulation,  pay phone,  news report,  security guard,  toilet,  eating,  montage,  woman,  taxi,  arrest,  computer,  black comedy,  food,  cell phone,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking

Another Year (2010)
Comedy, Drama

Another Year (2010)

A married couple who have managed to remain blissfully happy into their autumn years, are surrounded over the course of the four seasons of one average year by friends, colleagues, and family who all seem to suffer some degree of unhappiness.

Themes:unfaithfulness,  wedding,  adultery,  money,  infidelity
Locations:restaurant
Story:meet cute,  prescription,  suitcase,  unrequited love,  immigrant,  eating,  taxi,  extramarital affair,  watching tv,  computer,  food,  telephone call,  cigarette smoking,  kiss

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