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The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in the computer generated parallel world his company has created (which looks like the 30's with seemingly real people with real emotions). Fuller is murdered in our real world the same night, and his colleague is suspected. Douglas discovers a bloody shirt in his bathroom and he cannot recall what he was doing the night Fuller was murdered. He logs into the system in order to find the letter, but has to confront the unexpected. The truth is harsher than he could ever imagine... (Read More)

Themes:amnesia,  surveillance,  sadism,  paranoia,  deception,  dance,  escape,  fear,  jealousy,  money,  surrealism
Locations:elevator,  desert,  nightclub,  hotel,  restaurant,  beach,  bar
Characters:coroner,  dancer,  detective
Period:2020s,  1930s,  future,  1990s
Story:ballroom dancing,  stuffed in a car trunk,  simulated reality,  underwater fight,  alternate reality,  bank teller,  virtual reality,  locker room,  race against time,  near future,  underwater scene,  newspaper clipping,  time travel,  writing a letter,  newspaper headline,  house cat,  taxi driver,  driving at night in the rain,  dance instructor,  dance contest,  heavy rain,  police detective,  threatened with a knife,  dancing girl,  lighting a cigarette for someone,  blowing a bubble gum bubble,  package of cigarettes,  reference to descartes,  fire in 55 gallon drum,  kool cigarettes,  some scenes in muted color,  hermetic world,  begins with a quotation,  bottle of pills,  year 2024,  some scenes in sepia,  antique store,  mind transfer,  lindy hop,  off screen sex,  falling into a pool,  locked in jail,  twenty dollar bill,  recursion,  oil field,  prescription drugs,  inside the mind,  lovecraftian,  night cityscape,  virtuality,  drumming,  stabbed multiple times,  parallel world,  cashier,  starts with narration,  barricade,  deja vu,  glowing eyes,  martini,  black cop,  ballroom,  cocktail,  overhead camera shot,  trunk,  high tech,  consciousness,  designer,  hollywood sign,  simulation,  foreplay,  stethoscope,  valet,  gun held to head,  computer cracker,  last will and testament,  twist ending,  escalator,  locker,  gun in mouth,  shot through a window,  police raid,  close up of eyes,  memory loss,  shot multiple times,  abusive husband,  pill,  teleportation,  ambiguous ending,  lasersight,  existentialism,  rainstorm,  hologram,  soul,  autopsy,  thunderstorm,  cyberpunk,  inventor,  research,  camera shot of feet,  crime scene,  switchblade,  reality,  clock,  orchestra,  cgi,  laser,  female singer,  time,  swat team,  wristwatch,  walkie talkie,  morgue,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  sociopath,  answering machine,  revelation,  supermarket,  underwater,  shot in the shoulder,  bank,  character's point of view camera shot,  lightning,  actor playing multiple roles,  product placement,  pay phone,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  point of view,  shot in the forehead,  bartender,  shot in the leg,  femme fatale,  double cross,  hit by a car,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  bridge,  stabbing,  bound and gagged,  police station,  flashlight,  newspaper,  subjective camera,  telephone,  revolver,  piano,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  letter,  brawl,  kissing,  arrest,  cat,  los angeles california,  investigation,  shot in the head,  remake,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  serial killer,  fistfight,  neo noir,  rain,  swimming pool,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  tattoo,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  number in title,  based on novel,  police,  death,  murder,  fight,  flashback,  violence,  interview

Dark City (1998)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Dark City (1998)

John Murdoch awakens alone in a strange hotel to find that he has lost his memory and is wanted for a series of brutal and bizarre murders. While trying to piece together his past, he stumbles upon a fiendish underworld controlled by a group of beings known as The Strangers who possess the ability to put people to sleep and alter the city and its inhabitants. Now Murdoch must find a way to stop them before they take control of his mind and destroy him. (Read More)

Themes:amnesia,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  surrealism
Locations:nightclub,  hotel,  restaurant,  beach,  bar
Characters:detective
Period:future
Story:simulated reality,  alternate reality,  virtual reality,  newspaper clipping,  taxi driver,  police detective,  threatened with a knife,  hermetic world,  lovecraftian,  virtuality,  deja vu,  glowing eyes,  foreplay,  close up of eyes,  memory loss,  existentialism,  soul,  cyberpunk,  camera shot of feet,  crime scene,  clock,  female singer,  revelation,  character's point of view camera shot,  lightning,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  double cross,  stabbed in the chest,  police station,  subjective camera,  telephone,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  arrest,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  serial killer,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  interview,  death,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  fight,  police

Self/less (2015)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Self/less (2015)

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

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  money,  surrealism
Locations:nightclub,  restaurant,  beach,  bar
Story:near future,  newspaper headline,  heavy rain,  mind transfer,  inside the mind,  virtuality,  high tech,  consciousness,  foreplay,  lasersight,  cyberpunk,  wristwatch,  walkie talkie,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  revelation,  character's point of view camera shot,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  security guard,  bridge,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  letter,  brawl,  kissing,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  swimming pool,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  death,  flashback,  fight

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:surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  money
Locations:elevator,  nightclub,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:coroner,  detective
Story:race against time,  newspaper headline,  heavy rain,  police detective,  threatened with a knife,  black cop,  shot through a window,  police raid,  ambiguous ending,  rainstorm,  autopsy,  crime scene,  swat team,  walkie talkie,  morgue,  sociopath,  bank,  lightning,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  femme fatale,  double cross,  security guard,  bound and gagged,  police station,  flashlight,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  number in title,  violence,  death,  police,  murder

Escape Plan (2013) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Escape Plan (2013)

Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's framed and incarcerated in a master prison he designed himself. He needs to escape and find the person who put him behind bars. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  sadism,  deception,  escape,  money
Locations:hotel,  beach
Story:underwater scene,  threatened with a knife,  high tech,  computer cracker,  twist ending,  shot through a window,  close up of eyes,  lasersight,  walkie talkie,  sociopath,  shot in the shoulder,  character's point of view camera shot,  pay phone,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  stabbed in the chest,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  held at gunpoint,  letter,  brawl,  arrest,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  flashback,  death,  fight

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician.

Themes:deception,  escape,  money
Locations:hotel,  bar
Characters:detective
Period:1990s
Story:locker room,  race against time,  heavy rain,  police detective,  threatened with a knife,  crime scene,  switchblade,  swat team,  answering machine,  shot in the shoulder,  product placement,  pay phone,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  bartender,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  hit by a car,  police station,  revolver,  piano,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  los angeles california,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  tattoo,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  murder,  death,  police,  flashback,  violence,  interview

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

Don't Say A Word (2001)

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

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  money
Locations:elevator
Characters:coroner,  detective
Period:1990s
Story:race against time,  newspaper clipping,  heavy rain,  police detective,  threatened with a knife,  computer cracker,  autopsy,  crime scene,  wristwatch,  morgue,  sociopath,  revelation,  shot in the shoulder,  bank,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  double cross,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  bridge,  police station,  flashlight,  telephone,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  murder,  death,  flashback,  fight,  police,  violence

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

The Bone Collector (1999)

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

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear
Locations:bar
Characters:detective
Period:1990s
Story:race against time,  newspaper clipping,  newspaper headline,  taxi driver,  heavy rain,  police detective,  close up of eyes,  rainstorm,  crime scene,  time,  swat team,  walkie talkie,  sociopath,  revelation,  lightning,  pay phone,  double cross,  bound and gagged,  police station,  flashlight,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  brawl,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  serial killer,  neo noir,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  tattoo,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  death,  murder,  violence,  police

Strange Days (1995) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Strange Days (1995)

Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a murderer killing a prostitute. Lenny investigates and is pulled deeper and deeper in a whirl of blackmail, murder and rape. Will he survive and solve the case? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  surrealism
Locations:elevator,  nightclub,  hotel,  restaurant,  beach,  bar
Period:future,  1990s
Story:virtual reality,  underwater scene,  gun in mouth,  cyberpunk,  switchblade,  swat team,  shot in the shoulder,  product placement,  pay phone,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  femme fatale,  double cross,  flashlight,  revolver,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  rain,  swimming pool,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  violence,  fight,  flashback,  police,  death

Ghost In The Shell (1995)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ghost In The Shell (1995)

It is the year 2029. Technology has advanced so far that cyborgs are commonplace. In addition, human brains can connect to the internet directly. Major Motoko Kasunagi is an officer in Section 9, an elite, secretive police division that deals with special operations, including counter terrorism and cyber crime. She is currently on the trail of the Puppet Master, a cyber criminal who hacks into the brains of cyborgs in order to obtain information and to commit other crimes. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  surrealism
Locations:elevator,  hotel
Period:2020s,  future
Story:alternate reality,  virtual reality,  race against time,  underwater scene,  inside the mind,  virtuality,  high tech,  computer cracker,  shot through a window,  police raid,  existentialism,  soul,  hologram,  cyberpunk,  laser,  swat team,  character's point of view camera shot,  bridge,  subjective camera,  revolver,  brawl,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  death,  fight,  police,  violence,  murder

Ghost In The Shell (2017)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ghost In The Shell (2017)

In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major Kusanagi is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. (Read More)

Themes:amnesia,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  surrealism
Locations:nightclub,  bar
Period:future
Story:race against time,  near future,  underwater scene,  heavy rain,  inside the mind,  night cityscape,  virtuality,  high tech,  shot through a window,  memory loss,  lasersight,  existentialism,  hologram,  cyberpunk,  laser,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  bartender,  shot in the leg,  security guard,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  brawl,  arrest,  cat,  investigation,  shot in the head,  remake,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  tattoo,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  fight,  death,  violence,  flashback,  murder

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:surveillance,  sadism,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  money
Locations:nightclub,  restaurant,  beach,  bar
Characters:detective
Period:1990s
Story:heavy rain,  police detective,  threatened with a knife,  black cop,  police raid,  lasersight,  rainstorm,  switchblade,  swat team,  walkie talkie,  sociopath,  character's point of view camera shot,  lightning,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  double cross,  stabbed in the chest,  police station,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  telephone,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  tattoo,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  death,  fight,  police,  flashback

Inferno (2016) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Inferno (2016)

Famous symbologist on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world's population. (Read More)

Themes:amnesia,  surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear
Locations:hotel,  restaurant
Story:underwater fight,  race against time,  underwater scene,  taxi driver,  heavy rain,  threatened with a knife,  police raid,  memory loss,  clock,  swat team,  wristwatch,  walkie talkie,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  sociopath,  revelation,  character's point of view camera shot,  femme fatale,  double cross,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  subjective camera,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  brawl,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  rain,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  flashback,  murder,  police,  fight,  death

Southland Tales (2006)
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Southland Tales (2006)

Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:amnesia,  surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  dance,  escape,  fear,  surrealism
Locations:elevator,  desert,  beach,  bar
Characters:dancer
Period:future
Story:alternate reality,  near future,  time travel,  heavy rain,  night cityscape,  martini,  computer cracker,  police raid,  memory loss,  ambiguous ending,  rainstorm,  cyberpunk,  inventor,  reality,  swat team,  shot in the shoulder,  character's point of view camera shot,  lightning,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  shot in the leg,  femme fatale,  double cross,  hit by a car,  subjective camera,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  tattoo,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  fight,  death,  police,  violence,  murder

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  sadism,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear
Locations:elevator,  nightclub,  bar
Characters:detective
Story:race against time,  newspaper clipping,  newspaper headline,  heavy rain,  police detective,  night cityscape,  computer cracker,  shot through a window,  ambiguous ending,  rainstorm,  crime scene,  walkie talkie,  sociopath,  bank,  character's point of view camera shot,  lightning,  shot in the forehead,  double cross,  hit by a car,  security guard,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  revolver,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  police,  death,  murder,  fight,  violence

Tomorrowland (2015)
Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Sci-fi

Tomorrowland (2015)

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomorrowland." (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  fear,  surrealism
Locations:elevator,  restaurant,  beach
Period:future
Story:alternate reality,  race against time,  time travel,  heavy rain,  high tech,  designer,  close up of eyes,  teleportation,  lasersight,  hologram,  inventor,  camera shot of feet,  laser,  time,  wristwatch,  walkie talkie,  character's point of view camera shot,  product placement,  pay phone,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  double cross,  hit by a car,  security guard,  police station,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  brawl,  arrest,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  swimming pool,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  violence,  death,  fight,  flashback

Brick Mansions (2014) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:surveillance,  sadism,  deception,  escape
Locations:elevator,  restaurant
Characters:detective
Period:future
Story:race against time,  near future,  newspaper headline,  police detective,  threatened with a knife,  barricade,  shot through a window,  swat team,  wristwatch,  walkie talkie,  security guard,  police station,  flashlight,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  shot in the head,  remake,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  death,  violence,  police,  fight

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,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  money
Locations:restaurant,  beach
Story:race against time,  underwater scene,  taxi driver,  computer cracker,  shot through a window,  shot multiple times,  swat team,  wristwatch,  walkie talkie,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  sociopath,  shot in the shoulder,  character's point of view camera shot,  product placement,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  bridge,  bound and gagged,  subjective camera,  piano,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  brawl,  arrest,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  violence,  fight,  flashback,  police

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

Allegiant (2016)

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

Themes:amnesia,  surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  surrealism
Locations:elevator,  desert
Period:future
Story:virtual reality,  race against time,  near future,  heavy rain,  high tech,  computer cracker,  shot through a window,  memory loss,  lasersight,  hologram,  cyberpunk,  cgi,  laser,  time,  revelation,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  double cross,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  subjective camera,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  death,  violence,  fight,  murder

The Transporter Refueled (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The Transporter Refueled (2015)

Frank Martin, played by newcomer Ed Skrein, a former special-ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life - or so he thinks - transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank's father (Ray Stevenson) pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme-fatale, Anna (Loan Chabanol), and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century. Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women out for revenge. From the producers of LUCY and the TAKEN trilogy, THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED is a fresh personification of the iconic role of Frank Martin, that launches the high-octane franchise into the present-day and introduces it to the next generation of thrill-seekers. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  money
Locations:nightclub,  hotel,  restaurant,  beach,  bar
Characters:detective
Period:1990s
Story:stuffed in a car trunk,  race against time,  underwater scene,  police detective,  threatened with a knife,  off screen sex,  high tech,  gun held to head,  computer cracker,  shot multiple times,  ambiguous ending,  wristwatch,  morgue,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  bank,  product placement,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  femme fatale,  double cross,  hit by a car,  security guard,  police station,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  swimming pool,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  dancing,  bare chested male,  fight,  police,  death,  murder,  violence,  flashback

Solace (2015) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Solace (2015)

A psychic doctor, John Clancy (Sir Anthony Hopkins), works with an F.B.I. Special Agent (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) in search of serial killer Charles Ambrose (Colin Farrell). After having lived in isolation for two years, since the death of his daughter, Clancy is asked by his friend Joe, an F.B.I. Special Agent to help him solve several murders committed by a serial killer. The problem is that Ambrose is also psychic, and far ahead of Clancy. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  fear
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  bar
Story:race against time,  newspaper headline,  heavy rain,  police raid,  close up of eyes,  lasersight,  autopsy,  crime scene,  swat team,  walkie talkie,  sociopath,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  letter,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  serial killer,  neo noir,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  police,  death,  murder,  violence,  flashback

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

Fallen (1998)

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

Themes:amnesia,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  surrealism
Locations:bar
Characters:detective
Period:1990s
Story:locker room,  newspaper headline,  heavy rain,  police detective,  black cop,  overhead camera shot,  twist ending,  memory loss,  ambiguous ending,  crime scene,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  answering machine,  shot in the shoulder,  character's point of view camera shot,  product placement,  shot in the forehead,  bartender,  double cross,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  bridge,  police station,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  telephone,  revolver,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  cat,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  serial killer,  neo noir,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  flashback,  death,  police,  murder,  violence

Scream 3 (2000)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 3 (2000)

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

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  jealousy
Locations:bar
Characters:detective
Period:1990s
Story:race against time,  newspaper clipping,  police detective,  threatened with a knife,  hollywood sign,  crime scene,  wristwatch,  sociopath,  answering machine,  revelation,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  bound and gagged,  police station,  flashlight,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  los angeles california,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  serial killer,  fistfight,  swimming pool,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  number in title,  fight,  police,  death,  violence,  murder

The Machine (2013)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Machine (2013)

Two artificial intelligence engineers come together as they work to create the first ever self-aware artificial intelligence. A veteran AI engineer secretly hopes to develop technology to help his diseased daughter, even if it means funding comes from the powerful Ministry of Defence (MoD). His new partner, a young woman gifted in the field of AI, is brought on after her breakthroughs are recognized by the MoD. Things go wrong when the MoD takes over and advances the researchers' work to the next level, teaching the AI to kill and follow MoD instructions with its new and nearly indestructible body. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  surrealism
Locations:elevator
Story:race against time,  near future,  heavy rain,  threatened with a knife,  stabbed multiple times,  glowing eyes,  high tech,  consciousness,  computer cracker,  hologram,  cyberpunk,  inventor,  research,  camera shot of feet,  shot in the shoulder,  character's point of view camera shot,  actor playing multiple roles,  shot in the forehead,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  bound and gagged,  subjective camera,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  death

Taking Lives (2004) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Taking Lives (2004)

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

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  fear,  jealousy
Locations:elevator,  nightclub,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:coroner,  detective
Story:race against time,  newspaper headline,  heavy rain,  police detective,  threatened with a knife,  autopsy,  crime scene,  swat team,  walkie talkie,  morgue,  answering machine,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  bartender,  double cross,  hit by a car,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  bridge,  police station,  flashlight,  revolver,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  serial killer,  neo noir,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  police,  murder,  flashback,  death

8mm (1999)
Mystery, Thriller

8mm (1999)

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

Themes:surveillance,  sadism,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  money
Locations:bar
Characters:detective
Period:1990s
Story:heavy rain,  threatened with a knife,  rainstorm,  sociopath,  answering machine,  revelation,  shot in the shoulder,  lightning,  pay phone,  limousine,  double cross,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  bound and gagged,  telephone,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  letter,  brawl,  los angeles california,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  number in title,  violence,  death,  murder,  fight

The Nice Guys (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Action

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  money
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  bar
Characters:dancer,  detective
Story:race against time,  underwater scene,  newspaper headline,  threatened with a knife,  twenty dollar bill,  hollywood sign,  valet,  shot through a window,  crime scene,  switchblade,  walkie talkie,  sociopath,  revelation,  shot in the shoulder,  pay phone,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  bartender,  shot in the leg,  femme fatale,  double cross,  hit by a car,  telephone,  revolver,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  brawl,  arrest,  los angeles california,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  violence,  death,  murder,  flashback,  fight

American Assassin (2017)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  sadism,  deception,  escape,  money
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  restaurant,  beach,  bar
Story:virtual reality,  race against time,  underwater scene,  threatened with a knife,  computer cracker,  gun in mouth,  close up of eyes,  ambiguous ending,  hologram,  wristwatch,  walkie talkie,  sociopath,  shot in the shoulder,  bank,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  bartender,  shot in the leg,  femme fatale,  double cross,  hit by a car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  death,  murder,  flashback,  violence,  fight,  interview

Takers (2010) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Takers (2010)

A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse (Chris Brown) Attica successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while planning their next job. When Ghost (Tip T.I. Harris), a former member of their team, is released from prison he convinces the group to strike an armored car carrying $20 million. As the "takers" carefully plot their strategy and draw nearer to exacting the grand heist, a reckless police officer (Matt Dillon) inches closer to apprehending the criminals. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception
Locations:nightclub,  hotel,  bar
Story:police detective,  hollywood sign,  shot through a window,  police raid,  lasersight,  swat team,  walkie talkie,  shot in the shoulder,  bank,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  hit by a car,  security guard,  police station,  flashlight,  piano,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  brawl,  arrest,  los angeles california,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  police,  death,  interview,  violence

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)

The year is 2071. Following a terrorist bombing, a deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars and the government has issued a 300 million woo-long reward, the largest bounty in history, for the capture of whoever is behind it. The bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop; Spike, Faye, Jet and Ed, take the case with hopes of cashing in the bounty. However, the mystery surrounding the man responsible, Vincent, goes deeper than they ever imagined, and they aren't the only ones hunting him. The original creators of the virus have dispatched Electra to deal with Vincent and take out anyone who may stumble on the truth behind him. As the hunt for the man with no past and no future continues to escalate, they begin to question what about the world is reality and what is a dream as the line between sanity and insanity becomes more apparent. (Read More)

Themes:amnesia,  deception,  escape,  surrealism
Locations:elevator
Period:future
Story:virtual reality,  race against time,  taxi driver,  computer cracker,  police raid,  memory loss,  existentialism,  hologram,  cyberpunk,  reality,  swat team,  walkie talkie,  sociopath,  shot in the shoulder,  character's point of view camera shot,  product placement,  shot in the forehead,  security guard,  stabbed to death,  bridge,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  brawl,  arrest,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  rain,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  violence,  fight,  flashback,  police

Trance (2013)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Trance (2013)

A fine art auctioneer mixed up with a gang joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur the stakes rise faster than anyone could have anticipated.

Themes:amnesia,  surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  fear,  jealousy,  money,  surrealism
Locations:elevator,  nightclub,  restaurant
Story:alternate reality,  underwater scene,  inside the mind,  night cityscape,  virtuality,  twist ending,  shot through a window,  memory loss,  ambiguous ending,  reality,  sociopath,  revelation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  femme fatale,  double cross,  hit by a car,  security guard,  subjective camera,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  remake,  shot in the chest,  neo noir,  rain,  swimming pool,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  violence,  flashback

Chaos (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Chaos (2005)

In Seattle, detective Quentin Conners is unfairly suspended and his partner Jason York leaves the police force after a tragic shooting on Pearl Street Bridge, when the hostage and the criminal die. During a bank heist with a hostage situation, Conners is assigned in charge of the operation with the rookie Shane Dekker as his partner. The thieves, lead by Lorenz, apparently do not steal a penny from the bank. While chasing the gangsters, the police team disclose that they planted a virus in the system, stealing one billion dollars from the different accounts, using the principle of the Chaos Theory. Further, they find that Lorenz is killing his accomplices. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  escape,  money
Characters:detective
Story:newspaper clipping,  newspaper headline,  heavy rain,  police detective,  computer cracker,  shot multiple times,  autopsy,  crime scene,  swat team,  morgue,  answering machine,  bank,  shot in the leg,  hit by a car,  security guard,  bridge,  police station,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  rain,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  fight,  police,  death,  murder,  violence,  flashback

Sneakers (1992) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
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:surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  dance,  escape,  fear,  money
Locations:elevator,  restaurant,  bar
Period:1990s
Story:race against time,  newspaper headline,  heavy rain,  high tech,  foreplay,  computer cracker,  police raid,  walkie talkie,  sociopath,  answering machine,  bank,  product placement,  limousine,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  security guard,  bridge,  flashlight,  telephone,  revolver,  piano,  held at gunpoint,  kissing,  arrest,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  swimming pool,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  police,  murder

A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014)

Matt Scudder is a former cop now a private eye. He is asked by a drug dealer to find the men who kidnapped his wife. It seems like they killed her even after he paid them. Scudder refuses. But the man later goes to see him and tells him how his wife was killed. Scudder takes the job. He does some research and thinks the men he is looking for have done this more than once. And that everyone they grabbed is connected to a drug dealer. He was about to give up when they grab another girl and Scudder tries make sure she's returned alive. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  deception,  money
Locations:bar
Period:1990s
Story:newspaper clipping,  newspaper headline,  threatened with a knife,  twenty dollar bill,  shot through a window,  research,  switchblade,  walkie talkie,  character's point of view camera shot,  pay phone,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  bartender,  shot in the leg,  stabbed to death,  bound and gagged,  subjective camera,  telephone,  revolver,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  brawl,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  serial killer,  fistfight,  neo noir,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  flashback,  murder,  death,  violence

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

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

Themes:sadism,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear
Locations:elevator,  nightclub,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:coroner
Story:race against time,  underwater scene,  heavy rain,  threatened with a knife,  police raid,  wristwatch,  morgue,  revelation,  product placement,  pay phone,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  bartender,  shot in the leg,  femme fatale,  double cross,  hit by a car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  bridge,  telephone,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  brawl,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  flashback,  fight,  murder,  death,  police,  violence

Nick Of Time (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Nick Of Time (1995)

Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones. Pretending to be cops, Smith and Jones kidnap Lynn and confront Gene with a simple choice -- kill California governor Eleanor Grant in 90 minutes or less, or Lynn will die. Watson is given a gun, six bullets, and a name tag, and he is told to go to the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and kill Eleanor, who is giving an afternoon speech. While Jones is watching Lynn in a van, Smith watches Watson in order to prevent Watson from alerting the authorities. Watson must quickly find some way to get himself and Lynn out of this seemingly impossible situation. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  money
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  bar
Period:1990s
Story:race against time,  taxi driver,  clock,  time,  wristwatch,  walkie talkie,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  sociopath,  shot in the shoulder,  character's point of view camera shot,  product placement,  pay phone,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  bartender,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  security guard,  subjective camera,  revolver,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  brawl,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  fight,  murder,  death,  violence,  flashback

Near Dark (1987) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller

Near Dark (1987)

A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars. Part of his initiation includes a bloody assault on a hick bar.

Themes:sadism,  deception,  escape,  fear
Locations:bar
Story:locker room,  race against time,  threatened with a knife,  shot through a window,  police raid,  ambiguous ending,  sociopath,  product placement,  pay phone,  shot in the forehead,  bartender,  shot in the leg,  femme fatale,  double cross,  hit by a car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  police station,  flashlight,  revolver,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  fight,  police,  murder

New Police Story (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Police Story (2004)

Inspector Wing of the Hong Kong Police Force has become the victim of a gang, led by the evil Joe. When his entire team is killed, Wing becomes a hapless drunk, feeling guilty for the deaths of his team. A young man with a troubled past pretends to be a police officer working on the case with Wing, to get him back on his feet and begin an adventure to get revenge on the evil Joe and his Gang of Five, especially when it becomes personal. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  sadism,  deception,  escape,  money
Locations:elevator,  bar
Characters:detective
Story:race against time,  police detective,  computer cracker,  shot through a window,  police raid,  lasersight,  swat team,  wristwatch,  walkie talkie,  revelation,  shot in the shoulder,  bank,  character's point of view camera shot,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  police station,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  revolver,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  brawl,  arrest,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  police,  murder,  flashback,  violence,  death

Chinatown (1974)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Chinatown (1974)

JJ 'Jake' Gittes is a private detective who seems to specialize in matrimonial cases. He is hired by Evelyn Mulwray when she suspects her husband Hollis, builder of the city's water supply system, of having an affair. Gittes does what he does best and photographs him with a young girl but in the ensuing scandal, it seems he was hired by an impersonator and not the real Mrs. Mulwray. When Mr. Mulwray is found dead, Jake is plunged into a complex web of deceit involving murder, incest, and municipal corruption all related to the city's water supply. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  fear,  money
Locations:desert,  restaurant,  beach
Characters:coroner,  detective
Period:1930s
Story:newspaper headline,  police detective,  threatened with a knife,  cocktail,  autopsy,  crime scene,  switchblade,  morgue,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  femme fatale,  double cross,  security guard,  bridge,  police station,  telephone,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  los angeles california,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  police,  violence,  fight,  death

Saw IV (2007)
Horror, Mystery

Saw IV (2007)

Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry's murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to assist the veteran Detective Hoffman in sifting through Jigsaw's latest grisly remains and piecing together the puzzle. However, when SWAT Commander Rigg is abducted and thrust into a game, the last officer untouched by Jigsaw has but ninety minutes to overcome a series of demented traps and save an old friend or face the deadly consequences. (Read More)

Themes:sadism
Locations:hotel
Characters:coroner,  detective
Story:race against time,  police detective,  threatened with a knife,  black cop,  abusive husband,  lasersight,  autopsy,  crime scene,  swat team,  sociopath,  revelation,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  bound and gagged,  police station,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  serial killer,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  number in title,  death,  murder,  police,  fight,  flashback,  violence

Inception (2010) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Inception (2010)

Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible - inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  surrealism
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  beach,  bar
Story:simulated reality,  alternate reality,  virtual reality,  race against time,  near future,  taxi driver,  heavy rain,  recursion,  inside the mind,  virtuality,  deja vu,  last will and testament,  shot through a window,  ambiguous ending,  cyberpunk,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  femme fatale,  double cross,  hit by a car,  stabbed in the chest,  bridge,  bound and gagged,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  brawl,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  death,  murder,  violence,  fight,  flashback

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

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

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

Themes:deception,  escape,  fear
Locations:nightclub,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:detective
Period:future
Story:near future,  underwater scene,  heavy rain,  police detective,  threatened with a knife,  night cityscape,  high tech,  designer,  existentialism,  hologram,  cyberpunk,  inventor,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  revelation,  character's point of view camera shot,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  police station,  subjective camera,  piano,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  los angeles california,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  number in title,  flashback,  fight,  police,  death,  murder,  violence

The Take (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Take (2016)

Michael Mason, a pick-pocket living in Paris steals a bag with a teddy bear in it. Not realizing the toy contains a timed bomb, he tosses it aside on a busy street. A few seconds later it explodes, killing four people. CCTV footage reveals Masons face and the French police tag him as a terrorist threat. The explosion, although botched, was set up by a select group of the French Interior Ministry as a decoy so they can make a half billion dollar digital transfer from a bank, (closed on French National Day) -hence the title Bastille Day. In a separate CIA investigation the unruly agent Sean Briar, discovers the real story behind Masons "terrorist attack". The two men, on different sides of the law, collaborate to bring the corrupt members of the Ministry down. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  money
Locations:elevator,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:detective
Story:race against time,  police detective,  threatened with a knife,  gun in mouth,  shot through a window,  lasersight,  swat team,  wristwatch,  revelation,  shot in the shoulder,  bank,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  bartender,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  security guard,  subjective camera,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  police,  flashback,  murder,  death,  violence,  fight

No Escape (2015)
Action, Thriller

No Escape (2015)

When Jack (Owen Wilson) finds an opportunity to move to Southeast Asia to head his water manufacturing company's new plant there, he immediately jumps at the opportunity and moves his family there. When they get there; they seem to be having problems, the electronics don't work and rarely any cars are seen in the streets. When he goes to the market the next morning, he finds himself caught in the middle of a violent rebellion headed by armed rebels executing foreigners. Jack must get back to the hotel and with the help of a mysterious British "tourist" (Pierce Brosnan), must get his family to the American Embassy in the midst of the chaos. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  bar
Story:race against time,  underwater scene,  taxi driver,  heavy rain,  shot through a window,  shot multiple times,  shot in the shoulder,  character's point of view camera shot,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  hit by a car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  bridge,  newspaper,  subjective camera,  revolver,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  brawl,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  swimming pool,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  death

The Dark Knight (2008) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Dark Knight (2008)

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

Themes:surveillance,  sadism,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  money
Locations:elevator,  nightclub,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:detective
Story:race against time,  newspaper clipping,  newspaper headline,  police detective,  threatened with a knife,  computer cracker,  shot through a window,  police raid,  ambiguous ending,  lasersight,  inventor,  crime scene,  swat team,  walkie talkie,  sociopath,  bank,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  bartender,  double cross,  hit by a car,  security guard,  bridge,  bound and gagged,  police station,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  revolver,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  letter,  brawl,  arrest,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  tattoo,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  interview,  fight,  violence,  murder,  death

In Time (2011)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

In Time (2011)

Welcome to a world where time has become the ultimate currency. You stop aging at 25, but there's a catch: you're genetically-engineered to live only one more year, unless you can buy your way out of it. The rich "earn" decades at a time (remaining at age 25), becoming essentially immortal, while the rest beg, borrow or steal enough hours to make it through the day. When a man from the wrong side of the tracks is falsely accused of murder, he is forced to go on the run with a beautiful hostage. Living minute to minute, the duo's love becomes a powerful tool in their war against the system. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  restaurant,  beach,  bar
Characters:detective
Period:future
Story:race against time,  near future,  police detective,  existentialism,  cyberpunk,  clock,  cgi,  time,  swat team,  shot in the shoulder,  bank,  pay phone,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  bridge,  police station,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  violence,  flashback,  police,  death,  murder

Alex Cross (2012)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Alex Cross (2012)

Dr. Alex Cross is on his last police duty to track down an assassin called Picasso, who's been torturing and killing rich businessmen in Detroit. Soon when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits to end this once and for all.

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape
Locations:restaurant
Characters:detective
Story:locker room,  race against time,  newspaper clipping,  police detective,  computer cracker,  lasersight,  crime scene,  swat team,  shot in the shoulder,  security guard,  police station,  piano,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  serial killer,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  tattoo,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  murder,  police,  violence,  flashback,  death,  fight

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  sadism,  deception,  money
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:detective
Story:police detective,  threatened with a knife,  close up of eyes,  crime scene,  wristwatch,  sociopath,  shot in the shoulder,  character's point of view camera shot,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  bridge,  subjective camera,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  investigation,  shot in the head,  remake,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  tattoo,  bare chested male,  fight,  flashback,  death,  violence,  murder

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city.

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  dance,  escape
Locations:elevator,  desert,  bar
Characters:detective
Story:race against time,  newspaper clipping,  newspaper headline,  police detective,  night cityscape,  computer cracker,  last will and testament,  police raid,  swat team,  walkie talkie,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  sociopath,  revelation,  character's point of view camera shot,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  shot in the leg,  femme fatale,  double cross,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  bridge,  bound and gagged,  police station,  subjective camera,  piano,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  letter,  brawl,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  tattoo,  bare chested male,  police,  flashback,  fight,  death,  murder

Sleepless (2017)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Sleepless (2017)

Vincent Downs is a cop in Las Vegas, who's partnered with a crooked cop. His partner asks him to steal some drugs, which they do. But what they don't know is that the drugs belong to a crime family, the Novaks who goes after anyone who crosses them. And Rob Novak the man who was handling the drug sale sets his sights on the man who sold him the drugs, casino boss Rubino. Rubino discovers Downs was the one who stole the drugs so he has Downs' son abducted and tells Downs to bring the drugs to his casino. Jennifer Bryant, an idealistic cop who wants to take down every criminal including the Novaks. Recently one her busts went bust and she did everything by the book. She thinks all the men are patronizing her. When she meets Downs she gets a vibe off of him and follows him. Downs brings the drugs to the casino and hides the drugs. Downs meets with Rubino and asks for his drugs. Downs wants his son first before he gives him the drugs. Rubino shows him his son and goes to get the drugs but Bryant finds the drugs and takes them. When Downs learns what she did he scrambles to find a way to save his son. And Novak needs the drugs desperately and goes after everyone especially Downs who is latter asisted by his wife and son to defeat these foes. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear
Locations:elevator,  nightclub,  hotel,  bar
Characters:detective
Story:locker room,  race against time,  underwater scene,  police detective,  threatened with a knife,  black cop,  gun in mouth,  shot through a window,  crime scene,  wristwatch,  sociopath,  shot in the forehead,  bartender,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  hit by a car,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  police station,  flashlight,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  investigation,  shot in the head,  remake,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  fight,  murder,  violence,  police

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