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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,  fire in 55 gallon drum,  reference to descartes,  kool cigarettes,  some scenes in muted color,  hermetic world,  begins with a quotation,  bottle of pills,  year 2024,  antique store,  some scenes in sepia,  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,  barricade,  starts with narration,  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,  pill,  abusive husband,  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,  murder,  interview,  death,  violence,  flashback,  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,  death,  flashback,  murder,  fight,  violence

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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,  death,  murder,  flashback,  police,  violence,  fight

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,  fight,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  police,  death

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,  death,  police,  murder,  violence,  fight

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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. This is why Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999). (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,  violence,  police,  fight,  flashback,  death

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,  fight,  death,  murder,  violence

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,  interview,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  fight,  police,  death

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Dark City (1998) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
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:hotel,  nightclub,  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,  police,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  fight,  murder,  death,  interview,  violence

Takers (2010)
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,  police,  murder,  interview,  violence,  death

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. This is why Triple 9 (2016) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999). (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,  police,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  number in title,  violence,  murder,  death

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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,  bank,  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,  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,  flashback,  death,  murder,  fight,  violence,  police

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (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,  fight,  murder,  violence,  flashback,  death,  police

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

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,  heavy rain,  police detective,  threatened with a knife,  night cityscape,  designer,  existentialism,  hologram,  cyberpunk,  inventor,  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,  knife,  number in title,  fight,  flashback,  violence,  death,  police,  murder

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Kokaku Kidotai (1995)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Kokaku Kidotai (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:virtual reality,  race against time,  underwater scene,  inside the mind,  virtuality,  high tech,  computer cracker,  shot through a window,  police raid,  existentialism,  hologram,  soul,  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,  murder,  police,  death,  violence,  fight

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. This is why Atomic Blonde (2017) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999). (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,  death,  police,  murder,  fight,  violence,  flashback

American Assassin (2017) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
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,  flashback,  murder,  death,  violence,  interview,  fight

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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,  violence,  police,  murder

Taking Lives (2004)
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,  serial killer,  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,  neo noir,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  police,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  death,  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:future,  1990s
Story:heavy rain,  police detective,  threatened with a knife,  black cop,  police raid,  lasersight,  rainstorm,  switchblade,  time,  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,  flashback,  violence,  fight,  murder,  death,  police

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The Equalizer (2014) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
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. This is why The Equalizer (2014) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999). (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,  violence,  murder,  fight,  flashback,  death

Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Themes:paranoia,  escape,  fear,  money
Characters:detective
Period:1990s
Story:heavy rain,  police detective,  threatened with a knife,  rainstorm,  switchblade,  shot in the shoulder,  lightning,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  police station,  flashlight,  revolver,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  number in title,  fight,  violence,  death,  police,  murder,  flashback

Harry Brown (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harry Brown (2009)

In England, retired Royal Marine Harry Brown spends his lonely life between the hospital, where his beloved wife Kath is terminally ill, and playing chess with his only friend Leonard Attwell in the Barge pub owned by Sid Rourke. After the death of Kath, Len tells his grieving friend that the local gang is harassing him and he is carrying an old bayonet for self-defense; the widower suggests him to go to the police. When Len is beaten, then stabbed to death in an underground passage, Inspector Alice Frampton and her partner Sergeant Terry Hicock are sent to investigate. They pay Harry a visit but don't have good news; the police have not found any other evidence, other than the bayonet, in order to arrest the hoodlums. This mean that should the case go to trial the gang would claim self-defense. Harry Brown sees that justice will not be granted and decides to take matters into his own hands. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  deception,  escape,  fear
Locations:elevator
Characters:detective
Story:race against time,  heavy rain,  police detective,  threatened with a knife,  shot through a window,  police raid,  shot multiple times,  lasersight,  crime scene,  swat team,  walkie talkie,  sociopath,  revelation,  shot in the shoulder,  character's point of view camera shot,  shot in the forehead,  bartender,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  police station,  subjective camera,  revolver,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  death,  murder,  violence,  interview,  flashback

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Bullet To The Head (2012)
Action, Thriller

Bullet To The Head (2012)

In New Orleans, the hit men James Bonomo, a.k.a. Jimmy Bobo, and Louis Blanchard execute the dirty cop Hank Greely in a hotel room. But they are betrayed and Louis is stabbed in a bar by the mercenary Keegan while waiting for the payment of the contract. Meanwhile the Washington D.C. police detective Taylor Kwon comes to New Orleans to investigate the murder of Greely, who had stolen evidences from the Police Department. Soon he is shot by two dirty detectives but Jimmy saves his life. Jimmy brings Taylor to the shop of his daughter Lisa and she removes the bullet from his shoulder and nurses him. Taylor and Jimmy form the most unlikely partnership to investigate the crimes and after contacting the intermediate Ronnie Earl that had hired Jimmy and Louis, they discover a network of corruption formed by the lawyer Marcus Baptiste and the entrepreneur Robert Nkomo Morel. (Read More)

Locations:hotel,  bar
Characters:detective
Story:underwater scene,  newspaper headline,  police detective,  night cityscape,  stabbed multiple times,  lasersight,  autopsy,  crime scene,  switchblade,  morgue,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  hit by a car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  bound and gagged,  police station,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  corpse,  pistol,  knife,  tattoo,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  flashback,  police,  death,  murder

Blood Father (2016) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  money
Locations:desert,  bar
Story:race against time,  cashier,  shot through a window,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  sociopath,  supermarket,  shot in the shoulder,  character's point of view camera shot,  product placement,  pay phone,  shot in the forehead,  bartender,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  subjective camera,  telephone,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  fight,  police,  death,  murder,  violence

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. This is why Southland Tales (2006) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999). (Read More)

Themes:amnesia,  surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  dance,  escape,  fear,  surrealism
Locations:elevator,  desert,  beach,  bar
Characters:dancer
Period:future
Story:alternate reality,  reality,  near future,  time travel,  heavy rain,  night cityscape,  martini,  computer cracker,  police raid,  memory loss,  ambiguous ending,  rainstorm,  cyberpunk,  inventor,  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,  police,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  fight,  death,  violence

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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,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear
Locations:elevator,  nightclub,  restaurant,  bar
Story:race against time,  taxi driver,  starts with narration,  high tech,  computer cracker,  inventor,  time,  walkie talkie,  answering machine,  revelation,  product placement,  bartender,  femme fatale,  double cross,  hit by a car,  security guard,  flashlight,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  arrest,  neo noir,  rain,  swimming pool,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  murder,  flashback,  death

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,  time,  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,  police,  fight,  murder,  death,  violence

Saw IV (2007) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
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:detective,  coroner
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,  police,  fight,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  death

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Logan (2017)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  money
Locations:desert,  hotel,  bar
Period:2020s,  future
Story:race against time,  near future,  newspaper headline,  heavy rain,  threatened with a knife,  prescription drugs,  valet,  shot through a window,  existentialism,  cyberpunk,  time,  swat team,  walkie talkie,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  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,  double cross,  hit by a car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  fight,  murder,  police

The Prophecy (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Prophecy (1995)

"Some people lose their faith because Heaven shows them too little," says Thomas Daggett. "But how many people lose their faith because Heaven showed them too much?" Daggett nearly became a priest; now he's a cop. He may want to put religion behind him, but one morning a weird, eyeless, hermaphroditic corpse turns up. Suddenly he is on a path that will put him right in the middle of a war in Heaven. And once again, Heaven will show him too much: gore, blood, charred flesh, living corpses and much worse. Even more central to the heavenly war effort is a young girl. This American Indian child has something Gabriel wants. And Gabriel is willing to kill her and anyone in his path - or even reanimate a corpse or two - to get it. This is why The Prophecy (1995) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999). (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  jealousy,  surrealism
Locations:desert
Characters:coroner,  detective
Period:1990s
Story:race against time,  newspaper clipping,  newspaper headline,  police detective,  close up of eyes,  soul,  autopsy,  crime scene,  morgue,  sociopath,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  double cross,  hit by a car,  police station,  flashlight,  revolver,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  los angeles california,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  flashback,  violence,  fight,  murder,  police,  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,  murder,  fight,  violence,  death

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Chaos (2005) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
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:bank,  newspaper clipping,  newspaper headline,  heavy rain,  police detective,  computer cracker,  shot multiple times,  autopsy,  crime scene,  swat team,  morgue,  answering machine,  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,  police,  death,  flashback,  violence,  fight,  murder

American Ultra (2015)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

American Ultra (2015)

Small-town stoner Mike Howell ('Jesse Eisenberg' (qv)) spends most of his time getting high and writing a graphic novel about a superhero monkey. What Mike doesn't know is that he was trained by the CIA to be a lethal killing machine. When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Now, the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting wasted by the failed test subjects that are sent after him by the CIA. (Read More)

Themes:amnesia,  surveillance,  sadism,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear
Locations:elevator,  hotel
Story:race against time,  newspaper headline,  heavy rain,  threatened with a knife,  shot through a window,  lasersight,  existentialism,  time,  swat team,  revelation,  supermarket,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  femme fatale,  double cross,  stabbed in the chest,  bridge,  police station,  revolver,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  letter,  brawl,  arrest,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  bare chested male,  fight,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  death,  police

The Guest (2014)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Themes:deception
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Story:newspaper headline,  overhead camera shot,  shot through a window,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  bartender,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  revolver,  psychopath,  brawl,  arrest,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  death

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

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. This is why The Nice Guys (2016) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999). (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,  murder,  death,  police,  violence,  fight,  flashback

Seeking Justice (2011) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
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. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  escape
Locations:elevator,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:detective
Period:future
Story:newspaper headline,  police detective,  gun held to head,  escalator,  shot multiple times,  orchestra,  shot in the shoulder,  product placement,  pay phone,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  hit by a car,  security guard,  police station,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  brawl,  arrest,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  police,  flashback,  death,  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
Characters:detective
Period:1990s
Story:newspaper clipping,  newspaper headline,  police detective,  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,  police,  flashback,  violence,  death,  murder

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Predestination (2014)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predestination (2014)

PREDESTINATION chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.

Themes:deception,  surrealism
Locations:bar
Story:race against time,  near future,  newspaper clipping,  time travel,  lighting a cigarette for someone,  antique store,  close up of eyes,  existentialism,  time,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  bartender,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  neo noir,  rain,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  flashback

Strange Days (1995)
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,  police,  death,  fight,  violence,  flashback

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)

Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. This is why Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape
Locations:elevator,  nightclub,  restaurant,  beach,  bar
Story:race against time,  underwater scene,  threatened with a knife,  high tech,  gun held to head,  computer cracker,  shot through a window,  lasersight,  swat team,  wristwatch,  walkie talkie,  revelation,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  femme fatale,  double cross,  hit by a car,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  bridge,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  swimming pool,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  bare chested male,  murder,  fight,  violence,  death

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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,  soul,  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,  death,  flashback,  violence,  fight,  murder

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:sadism,  paranoia,  escape,  fear,  jealousy,  money
Locations:hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:detective
Story:taxi driver,  police detective,  threatened with a knife,  close up of eyes,  switchblade,  sociopath,  product placement,  pay phone,  shot in the leg,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  stabbing,  police station,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  brawl,  arrest,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  serial killer,  fistfight,  corpse,  pistol,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  number in title,  fight,  interview,  murder,  violence,  police,  death

The Way Of The Gun (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one.

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  money
Locations:elevator,  desert,  nightclub,  hotel,  bar
Story:shot through a window,  existentialism,  walkie talkie,  revelation,  shot in the shoulder,  product placement,  pay phone,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  police station,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  interview,  death,  murder,  fight,  violence

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Hummingbird (2013) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hummingbird (2013)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  money
Locations:restaurant
Story:newspaper headline,  threatened with a knife,  ambiguous ending,  switchblade,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  answering machine,  supermarket,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  revolver,  letter,  brawl,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  bare chested male,  fight,  murder,  police,  violence,  death,  flashback

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. This is why Nick Of Time (1995) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  money
Locations:hotel,  elevator,  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,  murder,  flashback,  fight,  violence,  death

The Lawnmower Man (1992)
Horror, Sci-fi

The Lawnmower Man (1992)

A scientist performs experiments involving intelligence enhancing drugs and virtual reality on a simple-minded gardener. He puts the gardener on an extensive schedule of learning, and quickly he becomes brilliant. But at this point the gardener has a few ideas of his own on how the research should continue, and the scientist begins losing control of his experiments. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  escape,  fear,  surrealism
Locations:hotel
Period:1990s
Story:virtual reality,  reality,  race against time,  foreplay,  computer cracker,  abusive husband,  cyberpunk,  research,  cgi,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  answering machine,  security guard,  telephone,  revolver,  psychopath,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  flashback,  violence,  police

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Solace (2015)
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,  death,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  violence,  police,  flashback

Fallen (1998) is one of the best movies like The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
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,  serial killer,  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,  neo noir,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  police,  death,  murder,  violence,  flashback

Sabotage (2014)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Sabotage (2014)

An elite DEA team raids the safe house of a drug cartel and hide $10 million in the plumbing. When they go back to retrieve the money it is not there. The team is under investigation for the missing $10 million. Then after a couple months the investigation is lifted. The team trains together again and then celebrates at a strip club. Then one of the team is murdered. He wakes up in his RV on railroad tracks. Then a second team member is nailed to the ceiling. The third team member is gunned down at his remote cabin. There is a female City of Atlanta investigator in charge of the murders. After investigating the cartel angle, the twisted truth comes to light. (Read More)

Themes:money,  paranoia,  deception
Locations:bar
Characters:coroner
Story:police detective,  investigation,  gun held to head,  shot through a window,  police raid,  shot multiple times,  autopsy,  crime scene,  swat team,  sociopath,  revelation,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  femme fatale,  double cross,  hit by a car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  bound and gagged,  revolver,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  neo noir,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  flashback,  death

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