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The Usual Suspects (1995)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Usual Suspects (1995)

Following a truck hijack in New York, five conmen are arrested and brought together for questioning. As none of them are guilty, they plan a revenge operation against the police. The operation goes well, but then the influence of a legendary mastermind criminal called Keyser Soze is felt. It becomes clear that each one of them has wronged Soze at some point and must pay back now. The payback job leaves 27 men dead in a boat explosion, but the real question arises now: Who actually is Keyser Soze? (Read More)

Themes:devil,  heist,  evil,  theft,  robbery,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:myth
Locations:cave,  ship,  beach
Characters:villain,  hitman,  lawyer,  girl,  boy,  friend
Period:1990s,  1980s
Story:criminal,  ship fire,  checking watch,  zippo lighter,  heist gone wrong,  car fire,  mystery villain,  cargo ship,  criminal fence,  masked criminal,  criminal mastermind,  sniper rifle,  black mask,  lawyer client relationship,  female lawyer,  breaking a car windshield,  urinating on a fire,  exploding car,  murder in elevator,  unreliable flashback,  multiple actors playing same role,  murder of daughter,  child killed by father,  thieves falling out,  secret character,  third degree burns,  reference to loch ness monster,  reference to pope john paul ii,  slitting the throat of a child,  murder of son,  reference to lee harvey oswald,  turkish mafia,  box of money,  bulletin board,  unreliable narration,  billiard table,  shot in back,  wooden crate,  burying a body,  locked in jail,  mp5,  anonymous telephone call,  funny accent,  bad guy wins,  lifting a male into the air,  unreliable narrator,  mystery man,  dead body in water,  boeing 747,  lifting an adult into the air,  killed in an elevator,  world trade center,  relative,  emerald,  recruiting,  police badge,  realization,  cerebral palsy,  year 1981,  gay subtext,  limping,  hundred dollar bill,  fax machine,  homoerotic,  death of family,  time bomb,  murder of wife,  customs,  cityscape,  sitting,  famous line,  pool hall,  burn victim,  hungarian,  loss of family,  in medias res,  dirty cop,  lighting a cigarette,  multiple endings,  limp,  reference to albert einstein,  burnt body,  gun held to head,  unsubtitled foreign language,  sibling,  hijacking,  loss of child,  mind game,  loss of daughter,  watch,  german shepherd,  lighter,  murder of family,  reference to elvis presley,  dock,  harbor,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  man crying,  translator,  drug lord,  ambiguous ending,  briefcase,  gasoline,  suspect,  dead child,  death of daughter,  ensemble cast,  plot twist,  loss of son,  irony,  pump action shotgun,  camera shot of feet,  police corruption,  drug dealing,  masked man,  mechanic,  parking garage,  told in flashback,  loss of wife,  lifting someone into the air,  hiding,  slow motion,  law,  child murder,  loyalty,  uzi,  corrupt cop,  splatter,  death of son,  ex convict,  death of child,  automobile,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  death of wife,  organized crime,  legend,  coffee,  sniper,  double cross,  assassination,  weapon,  massacre,  police station,  manhattan new york city,  interrogation,  mask,  arrest,  los angeles california,  slow motion scene,  gangster,  machine gun,  car,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  explosion,  shootout,  prison,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  rape,  surprise ending,  cult film,  three word title,  new york city,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  independent film,  death,  violence,  blood,  flashback,  gun,  murder

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

The Dark Knight (2008)

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

Themes:heist,  evil,  robbery,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:ship
Characters:villain,  lawyer
Story:criminal mastermind,  criminal,  masked criminal,  sniper rifle,  organized crime,  black mask,  female lawyer,  exploding car,  lifting a male into the air,  homoerotic,  sitting,  famous line,  pool hall,  burn victim,  mind game,  reference to elvis presley,  ambiguous ending,  gasoline,  police corruption,  masked man,  parking garage,  lifting someone into the air,  law,  uzi,  corrupt cop,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  sniper,  double cross,  assassination,  police station,  interrogation,  mask,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  gangster,  machine gun,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  prison,  fire,  surprise ending,  cult film,  three word title,  explosion,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death

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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:heist,  robbery,  betrayal,  revenge
Story:heist gone wrong,  sniper rifle,  harbor,  ensemble cast,  pump action shotgun,  masked man,  parking garage,  corrupt cop,  ex convict,  organized crime,  sniper,  double cross,  police station,  interrogation,  arrest,  los angeles california,  slow motion scene,  gangster,  machine gun,  car,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  prison,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  violence,  blood,  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:robbery,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Characters:friend
Period:1990s
Story:drug dealing,  parking garage,  told in flashback,  slow motion,  uzi,  organized crime,  police station,  criminal,  interrogation,  arrest,  los angeles california,  slow motion scene,  gangster,  machine gun,  car,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  prison,  surprise ending,  cult film,  three word title,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  independent film,  flashback,  gun,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death

Live By Night (2016) is one of the best movies like The Usual Suspects (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Live By Night (2016)

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

Themes:heist,  theft,  robbery,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:beach
Characters:hitman,  girl,  friend
Story:heist gone wrong,  car fire,  exploding car,  loss of daughter,  man crying,  gasoline,  death of daughter,  police corruption,  loss of wife,  law,  corrupt cop,  ex convict,  automobile,  bodyguard,  death of wife,  organized crime,  double cross,  assassination,  massacre,  police station,  criminal,  interrogation,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  gangster,  machine gun,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  prison,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  three word title,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:robbery,  escape,  fear,  betrayal
Characters:hitman
Story:heist gone wrong,  criminal mastermind,  exploding car,  time bomb,  cityscape,  ambiguous ending,  pump action shotgun,  masked man,  loss of wife,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  death of wife,  organized crime,  coffee,  double cross,  criminal,  interrogation,  mask,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  gangster,  machine gun,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  rape,  surprise ending,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  gun,  death,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  violence

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:escape,  betrayal,  revenge
Characters:girl
Story:sniper rifle,  unsubtitled foreign language,  pump action shotgun,  masked man,  bodyguard,  organized crime,  coffee,  sniper,  double cross,  massacre,  police station,  criminal,  interrogation,  arrest,  gangster,  machine gun,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  surprise ending,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  independent film,  gun,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

Welcome To The Punch (2013)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Welcome To The Punch (2013)

Former criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London from his Icelandic hideaway when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong. This gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to catch the man he has always been after. As they face off, they start to uncover a deeper conspiracy they both need to solve in order to survive. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  robbery
Story:sniper rifle,  police corruption,  masked man,  parking garage,  uzi,  corrupt cop,  death of son,  sniper,  police station,  criminal,  interrogation,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  explosion,  death,  murder,  flashback

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Baby Driver (2017) is one of the best movies like The Usual Suspects (1995)
Action, Crime, Music, Thriller

Baby Driver (2017)

Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Deborah, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music? (Read More)

Themes:heist,  robbery,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Story:heist gone wrong,  car fire,  criminal mastermind,  exploding car,  death of family,  loss of family,  masked man,  parking garage,  uzi,  corrupt cop,  manipulation,  organized crime,  coffee,  massacre,  criminal,  mask,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  gangster,  machine gun,  car,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  prison,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  violence,  gun,  blood,  death,  flashback

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:escape,  betrayal,  revenge
Characters:hitman,  girl,  boy
Period:1990s
Story:sniper rifle,  exploding car,  death of family,  pump action shotgun,  parking garage,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  organized crime,  sniper,  double cross,  massacre,  police station,  interrogation,  arrest,  los angeles california,  slow motion scene,  gangster,  machine gun,  car,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood,  flashback,  gun

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 Usual Suspects (1995). (Read More)

Themes:heist,  robbery,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Characters:hitman
Story:car fire,  exploding car,  ambiguous ending,  gasoline,  police corruption,  masked man,  uzi,  corrupt cop,  ex convict,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  organized crime,  double cross,  police station,  criminal,  interrogation,  arrest,  gangster,  machine gun,  car,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  prison,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  independent film,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

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Gomorra (2008)
Crime, Drama

Gomorra (2008)

"Gomorra" is a contemporary Neapolitan mob drama that exposes Italy's criminal underbelly by telling five stories of individuals who think they can make their own compact with Camorra, the area's Mafia.

Themes:theft,  robbery,  fear,  betrayal
Locations:beach
Characters:hitman,  boy,  friend
Story:pool hall,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  translator,  drug dealing,  child murder,  uzi,  organized crime,  weapon,  manhattan new york city,  criminal,  arrest,  gangster,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  new york city,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  violence,  blood,  gun,  death

Kill The Irishman (2011) is one of the best movies like The Usual Suspects (1995)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Kill The Irishman (2011)

The true story of Danny Greene, an impoverished but charismatic young Irish-American who rises to power as president of the longshoreman's local union and is charged with corruption but evades serious jail time by becoming an FBI informant. With fearless nerve he joins forces with a Mafia gangster to rise to power in Cleveland's underworld, gaining the reputation of a Robin Hood-like figure with nine lives as he escapes countless assassination attempts. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Characters:hitman,  lawyer
Story:car fire,  sniper rifle,  exploding car,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  irony,  told in flashback,  organized crime,  sniper,  assassination,  police station,  criminal,  interrogation,  arrest,  gangster,  shootout,  prison,  fire,  three word title,  new york city,  explosion,  death,  violence,  murder

Snitch (2013)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Snitch (2013)

Construction company owner John Matthews learns that his estranged son, Jason, has been arrested for drug trafficking. Facing an unjust prison sentence for a first time offender courtesy of mandatory minimum sentence laws, Jason has nothing to offer for leniency in good conscience. Desperately, John convinces the DEA and the opportunistic DA Joanne Keeghan to let him go undercover to help make arrests big enough to free his son in return. With the unwitting help of an ex-con employee, John enters the narcotics underworld where every move could be his last in an operation that will demand all his resources, wits and courage to survive. (Read More)

Characters:lawyer
Story:sniper rifle,  exploding car,  drug lord,  parking garage,  uzi,  ex convict,  manipulation,  organized crime,  sniper,  double cross,  weapon,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  gangster,  machine gun,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  prison,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  violence,  death,  blood

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War (2007)
Action, Crime, Thriller

War (2007)

After his partner Tom Lone and family are killed apparently by the infamous and elusive assassin Rogue, FBI agent John Crawford becomes obsessed with revenge as his world unravels into a vortex of guilt and betrayal. Rogue eventually resurfaces to settle a score of his own, setting off a bloody crime war between Asian mob rivals Chang of the Triad's and Yakuza boss Shiro. When Jack and Rogue finally come face to face, the ultimate truth of their pasts will be revealed. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  revenge
Characters:hitman
Story:sniper rifle,  murder of wife,  dirty cop,  murder of family,  pump action shotgun,  death of child,  organized crime,  sniper,  double cross,  assassination,  massacre,  slow motion scene,  gangster,  machine gun,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  death,  blood,  violence

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. This is why New Jack City (1991) is one of the best movies like The Usual Suspects (1995). (Read More)

Themes:escape,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:beach
Characters:hitman,  lawyer,  friend
Period:1990s,  1980s
Story:female lawyer,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  drug lord,  gasoline,  drug dealing,  uzi,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  organized crime,  double cross,  massacre,  police station,  manhattan new york city,  criminal,  interrogation,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  gangster,  machine gun,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  surprise ending,  cult film,  new york city,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  murder,  death,  blood,  gun,  violence,  flashback

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like The Usual Suspects (1995)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:escape,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:cave
Characters:hitman
Story:sniper rifle,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  organized crime,  sniper,  double cross,  assassination,  massacre,  manhattan new york city,  slow motion scene,  gangster,  machine gun,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  new york city,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  flashback,  gun,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

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Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

A "story inside a story," in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called "Nocturnal Animals," which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself. (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  escape,  fear,  revenge
Story:death of family,  loss of family,  loss of daughter,  murder of family,  man crying,  death of daughter,  loss of wife,  child murder,  death of child,  manipulation,  death of wife,  double cross,  police station,  criminal,  interrogation,  arrest,  los angeles california,  slow motion scene,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  rape,  surprise ending,  new york city,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  flashback,  death,  gun,  violence,  blood,  murder

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:heist,  escape,  revenge
Story:sniper rifle,  exploding car,  cityscape,  dirty cop,  pump action shotgun,  police corruption,  loyalty,  uzi,  corrupt cop,  ex convict,  automobile,  sniper,  weapon,  police station,  criminal,  interrogation,  machine gun,  car,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  surprise ending,  explosion,  murder,  death,  violence,  flashback,  blood

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

The Salton Sea (2002)

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

Themes:heist,  robbery,  revenge
Locations:beach
Story:murder of wife,  gun held to head,  masked man,  told in flashback,  corrupt cop,  ex convict,  death of wife,  double cross,  massacre,  los angeles california,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  murder,  death,  blood,  flashback

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Blue Streak (1999) is one of the best movies like The Usual Suspects (1995)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Blue Streak (1999)

Miles Logan is a jewel thief who just hit the big time by stealing a huge diamond. However, after two years in jail, he comes to find out that he hid the diamond in a police building that was being built at the time of the robbery. In an attempt to regain his diamond, he poses as an L.A.P.D. detective... This is why Blue Streak (1999) is one of the best movies like The Usual Suspects (1995). (Read More)

Themes:heist,  theft,  robbery,  escape,  betrayal
Characters:lawyer
Period:1990s
Story:exploding car,  unsubtitled foreign language,  drug lord,  irony,  masked man,  uzi,  automobile,  double cross,  police station,  criminal,  arrest,  los angeles california,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  prison,  fire,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  murder,  death

K-pax (2001)
Drama, Sci-fi

K-pax (2001)

Themes:robbery,  fear
Characters:lawyer,  boy,  friend
Period:1990s,  1980s
Story:murder of daughter,  murder of wife,  reference to albert einstein,  ambiguous ending,  death of daughter,  law,  death of wife,  manhattan new york city,  rape,  surprise ending,  cult film,  new york city,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  independent film,  blood,  murder,  death

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:heist,  theft,  robbery,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Period:1990s
Story:exploding car,  masked man,  parking garage,  ex convict,  manipulation,  double cross,  police station,  manhattan new york city,  criminal,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  surprise ending,  new york city,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

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Black Mass (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History

Black Mass (2015)

Based on a true story of James "Whitey" Bulger, an Irish Mob godfather and FBI informant who had a "secret trading" deal with his brother, William "Billy" Bulger, a state senator and a Boston public figure, and John Connolly, an FBI agent. They planned to take down the Italian mob and mafia in Boston, which went awry and things turned massively violent. When the credence for each other began fading out, drug dealing, murders, and extortion started to rise, and forced the FBI's Boston office to confirm that Whitey Bulger was one of the most notorious criminals in US history and also one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List criminals. (Read More)

Themes:fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:beach
Characters:villain,  hitman,  lawyer,  friend
Story:year 1981,  hundred dollar bill,  man crying,  ensemble cast,  drug dealing,  parking garage,  told in flashback,  law,  loyalty,  corrupt cop,  death of son,  ex convict,  manipulation,  organized crime,  double cross,  police station,  criminal,  interrogation,  arrest,  gangster,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  independent film,  death,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  violence

Leon (1994) is one of the best movies like The Usual Suspects (1995)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Leon (1994)

After her father, mother, older sister and little brother are killed by her father's employers, the 12-year-old daughter of an abject drug dealer is forced to take refuge in the apartment of a professional hitman who at her request teaches her the methods of his job so she can take her revenge on the corrupt DEA agent who ruined her life by killing her beloved brother. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Characters:hitman,  girl
Story:zippo lighter,  sniper rifle,  exploding car,  thieves falling out,  hundred dollar bill,  loss of family,  dirty cop,  murder of family,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  pump action shotgun,  police corruption,  drug dealing,  uzi,  corrupt cop,  bodyguard,  organized crime,  sniper,  assassination,  weapon,  massacre,  manhattan new york city,  criminal,  machine gun,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cult film,  new york city,  explosion,  independent film,  murder,  death,  flashback,  violence

We Own The Night (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

We Own The Night (2007)

Brooklyn, 1988. Crime is rife, especially drugs and drug violence. A Russian thug is building his heroin trade, while everyone laughs at the cops. Brothers have chosen different paths: Joe has followed his father Bert into New York's Finest; he's a rising star. Bobby, who uses his mother's maiden name, manages a club. Bobby too is on the rise: he has a new girlfriend and a green-light to develop a Manhattan club. Joe and Bert ask him to help with intelligence gathering; he declines. Then, Joe raids Bobby's club to arrest the Russian. From there, things spiral out of control: the Russian puts out a hit on Joe, personal losses mount, and Bobby's loyalties face the test. This is why We Own The Night (2007) is one of the best movies like The Usual Suspects (1995). (Read More)

Themes:escape,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:beach
Period:1980s
Story:zippo lighter,  hundred dollar bill,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  hiding,  loyalty,  death of wife,  organized crime,  assassination,  police station,  manhattan new york city,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  shot to death,  shootout,  prison,  fire,  new york city,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  violence,  blood,  flashback,  gun,  murder,  death

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Heat (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Heat (1995)

Hunters and their prey--Neil and his professional criminal crew hunt to score big money targets (banks, vaults, armored cars) and are, in turn, hunted by Lt. Vincent Hanna and his team of cops in the Robbery/Homicide police division. A botched job puts Hanna onto their trail while they regroup and try to put together one last big 'retirement' score. Neil and Vincent are similar in many ways, including their troubled personal lives. At a crucial moment in his life, Neil disobeys the dictum taught to him long ago by his criminal mentor--'Never have anything in your life that you can't walk out on in thirty seconds flat, if you spot the heat coming around the corner'--as he falls in love. Thus the stage is set for the suspenseful ending.... (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  heist,  theft,  betrayal,  revenge
Period:1990s
Story:heist gone wrong,  car fire,  criminal mastermind,  sniper rifle,  criminal,  law,  ex convict,  coffee,  sniper,  weapon,  los angeles california,  gangster,  machine gun,  car,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  gun,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

2 Guns (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

2 Guns (2013)

Robert Trench, an undercover DEA agent, takes advantage of gunman Michael Stigman's idea to rob a bank to bust him and a mob boss. However, it proves too successful with much more money seized than anticipated with Trench's forces not stopping the getaway. Complicating things still more, Stigman turns out to be a Naval Intelligence agent who shoots Trench and takes the money. The interservice debacle suddenly finds Trench and Stigman in a bloody web of corrupt clandestine rivalries as they are hunted, blackmailed and isolated for the money on both sides of the law. Now, the fugitives must work together to find a way out of this situation with no one to turn to but themselves. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  escape,  betrayal,  revenge
Story:zippo lighter,  sniper rifle,  exploding car,  reference to albert einstein,  drug lord,  gasoline,  masked man,  law,  uzi,  bodyguard,  organized crime,  sniper,  double cross,  police station,  interrogation,  mask,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  gangster,  machine gun,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  death

Heist (2001) is one of the best movies like The Usual Suspects (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Heist (2001)

David Mamet takes this story of thieves along many twists and turns, some of which work and some of which don't. Gene Hackman plays the brilliant leader of a gang (Delroy Lindo, Ricky Jay & Rebecca Pigeon as Hackman's youngish wife), which pulls off complex heists for a despicable fence (Danny DeVito). After stiffing the gang on a jewelry robbery, DeVito forces the gang to go after a Swiss gold shipment and to use his nephew (Sam Rockwell) in the crime. No one trusts anyone and every step is shaded with the unexpected. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  theft,  robbery,  escape,  betrayal
Story:masked man,  parking garage,  ex convict,  organized crime,  double cross,  criminal,  interrogation,  gangster,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  surprise ending,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  independent film,  violence,  death,  murder,  blood,  gun

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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. (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:beach
Story:car fire,  sniper rifle,  exploding car,  gasoline,  told in flashback,  bodyguard,  sniper,  double cross,  criminal,  interrogation,  arrest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  prison,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  violence,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  death

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

The Accountant (2016)

Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. This is why The Accountant (2016) is one of the best movies like The Usual Suspects (1995). (Read More)

Themes:escape,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Characters:hitman
Period:1980s
Story:sniper rifle,  criminal,  hundred dollar bill,  in medias res,  plot twist,  camera shot of feet,  parking garage,  loss of wife,  ex convict,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  death of wife,  organized crime,  sniper,  double cross,  assassination,  interrogation,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  gangster,  machine gun,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  prison,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  gun,  death,  blood,  flashback,  violence,  murder

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)

Themes:betrayal,  revenge
Characters:hitman,  lawyer
Story:exploding car,  dirty cop,  police corruption,  masked man,  corrupt cop,  ex convict,  organized crime,  assassination,  police station,  interrogation,  slow motion scene,  gangster,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  flashback,  death,  gun,  murder,  blood,  violence

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Alex Cross (2012) is one of the best movies like The Usual Suspects (1995)
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:escape,  betrayal,  revenge
Characters:hitman
Story:sniper rifle,  exploding car,  parking garage,  law,  bodyguard,  death of wife,  sniper,  assassination,  police station,  interrogation,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  prison,  brother sister relationship,  rape,  explosion,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  gun,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

Drive (2011)
Crime, Drama

Drive (2011)

A mysterious man who has multiple jobs as a garage mechanic, a Hollywood stuntman and a getaway driver seems to be trying to escape his shady past as he falls for his neighbor - whose husband is in prison and who's looking after her child alone. Meanwhile, his garage mechanic boss is trying to set up a race team using gangland money, which implicates our driver as he is to be used as the race team's main driver. Our hero gets more than he bargained for when he meets the man who is married to the woman he loves. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  robbery,  escape,  revenge
Locations:beach
Characters:hitman,  friend
Story:mechanic,  prison,  criminal,  car,  killed in an elevator,  hundred dollar bill,  limp,  ambiguous ending,  pump action shotgun,  masked man,  parking garage,  ex convict,  organized crime,  double cross,  weapon,  mask,  los angeles california,  slow motion scene,  gangster,  shot to death,  neo noir,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  gun,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

Sicario (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Sicario (2015)

When drug violence worsens on the USA Mexico border, the FBI sends an idealistic agent, Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) on a mission to eradicate a drug cartel responsible for a bomb that had killed members of her team.

Themes:escape,  betrayal,  revenge
Characters:hitman,  lawyer
Story:sniper rifle,  gun held to head,  murder of family,  drug lord,  death of daughter,  police corruption,  child murder,  corrupt cop,  death of son,  death of child,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  death of wife,  organized crime,  sniper,  double cross,  assassination,  interrogation,  arrest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  surprise ending,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  independent film,  murder,  violence,  death,  gun

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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 Usual Suspects (1995). (Read More)

Themes:escape,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Characters:hitman
Period:1980s
Story:car fire,  sniper rifle,  exploding car,  lighting a cigarette,  watch,  gasoline,  told in flashback,  manipulation,  sniper,  double cross,  massacre,  interrogation,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  death,  gun,  violence,  blood,  flashback,  murder

The Departed (2006) is one of the best movies like The Usual Suspects (1995)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Departed (2006)

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

Themes:robbery,  betrayal
Locations:beach
Characters:hitman,  lawyer,  friend
Story:law,  criminal mastermind,  criminal,  exploding car,  killed in an elevator,  police badge,  unsubtitled foreign language,  mind game,  dock,  translator,  ensemble cast,  pump action shotgun,  police corruption,  uzi,  corrupt cop,  organized crime,  double cross,  police station,  interrogation,  arrest,  gangster,  machine gun,  car,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  prison,  fire,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  gun,  violence,  death

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

The Limey (1999)

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

Themes:theft,  robbery,  revenge
Locations:beach
Characters:hitman,  friend
Story:pool hall,  reference to albert einstein,  suspect,  death of daughter,  drug dealing,  slow motion,  ex convict,  bodyguard,  organized crime,  criminal,  los angeles california,  gangster,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  prison,  fire,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  independent film,  gun,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood,  flashback

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Scream (1996)
Horror, Mystery

Scream (1996)

1 year after her mother's death, Sydney Prescott (Neve Campbell), and her friends started experiencing some strange phone calls. They later learned the calls were coming from a crazed serial killer, in a white faced mask and a large black robe, looking for revenge. His phone calls usually consist of many questions, the main one being: Whats your favorite scary movie? Along with many scary movie trivia, ending with bloody pieces of innocent lives scattered around the small town of Woodsboro. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Characters:girl,  villain
Period:1990s
Story:mask,  suspect,  homoerotic,  sitting,  famous line,  death of daughter,  plot twist,  masked man,  lifting someone into the air,  weapon,  police station,  interrogation,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  death,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  blood,  violence,  murder

The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Crime, Horror

The Devil's Rejects (2005)

In Ruggsville, Texas, the police under the command of Sheriff John Quincy Wydell attack the house of the sadistic serial killers Firefly family (a.k.a. The Devil's Reject) and they arrest mother Firefly, but Otis B. Driftwood and Baby Firefly escape from the siege. Tiny is wandering nearby the house and also escapes. Otis and Baby call their patriarch, the mad clown Captain Spaulding and they schedule to reunite at an isolated motel in the desert. When Otis and Baby arrive, they kidnap two families of singers, using sadism and violence against the harmless persons. Meanwhile, Sheriff Wydell promises to capture and kill the runaways, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, the Deputy George Wydell. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  evil,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Characters:villain
Story:death of family,  murder of family,  reference to elvis presley,  ambiguous ending,  gasoline,  masked man,  death of son,  manipulation,  double cross,  police station,  criminal,  interrogation,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  rape,  cult film,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  independent film,  flashback,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

8mm (1999) is one of the best movies like The Usual Suspects (1995)
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. This is why 8mm (1999) is one of the best movies like The Usual Suspects (1995). (Read More)

Themes:evil,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Characters:lawyer,  girl
Period:1990s
Story:loss of daughter,  gasoline,  death of daughter,  masked man,  mechanic,  uzi,  bodyguard,  double cross,  criminal,  interrogation,  mask,  los angeles california,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  prison,  fire,  surprise ending,  cult film,  new york city,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  gun,  murder,  blood,  death

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A Man Apart (2003)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

A Man Apart (2003)

Sean Vetter and Demetrius Hicks are members of the DEA who are fighting an ongoing drug war on the California/Mexico border, they are most successful at it because of their edge of growing up on the street and being thugs converted to cops. The DEA busts one of the major players by the name of "Memo" Lucero and imprison him in the United States but then a major player named Diablo then takes over the business and now he is now the major player targeted by Vetter and his team. But when Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible and in the process has to seek help from the imprisoned Lucero in order to catch Diablo. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when all Vetter can focus on is revenge... (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:exploding car,  murder of wife,  drug lord,  masked man,  child murder,  uzi,  death of son,  death of child,  death of wife,  organized crime,  arrest,  los angeles california,  gangster,  machine gun,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  prison,  surprise ending,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  blood,  violence

Brick Mansions (2014)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:escape,  betrayal,  revenge
Story:sniper rifle,  drug lord,  uzi,  ex convict,  organized crime,  sniper,  police station,  interrogation,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  gangster,  machine gun,  neo noir,  shootout,  prison,  surprise ending,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  death,  murder,  flashback

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)

He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen - a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls - rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn't have been more wrong. Formidable though they may have been, Rama's opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife: He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap. And so Rama begins a new odyssey of violence, a journey that will force him to set aside his own life and history and take on a new identity as the violent offender "Yuda." In prison he must gain the confidence of Uco - the son of a prominent gang kingpin - to join the gang himself, laying his own life on the line in a desperate all-or-nothing gambit to bring the whole rotten enterprise to an end. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  revenge
Characters:hitman
Story:sniper rifle,  burn victim,  ambiguous ending,  police corruption,  parking garage,  uzi,  corrupt cop,  ex convict,  manipulation,  organized crime,  sniper,  police station,  criminal,  slow motion scene,  gangster,  machine gun,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  prison,  brother sister relationship,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  independent film,  violence,  death,  blood,  flashback,  murder

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El Mariachi (1992) is one of the best movies like The Usual Suspects (1995)
Action, Crime, Thriller

El Mariachi (1992)

El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor...a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake El Mariachi for the killer, Azul, and chase him around town trying to kill him and get his guitar case. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Characters:hitman
Period:1990s
Story:drug lord,  ambiguous ending,  pump action shotgun,  camera shot of feet,  uzi,  bodyguard,  organized crime,  double cross,  massacre,  criminal,  slow motion scene,  gangster,  machine gun,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  prison,  surprise ending,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  violence,  gun,  murder,  blood,  death

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

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. This is why War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017) is one of the best movies like The Usual Suspects (1995). (Read More)

Themes:escape,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:cave,  beach
Story:sniper rifle,  death of family,  loss of family,  murder of family,  loss of son,  loss of wife,  death of son,  death of wife,  sniper,  double cross,  weapon,  massacre,  interrogation,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood,  flashback

Tomorrow, When The War Began (2010)
Action, Adventure, Drama

Tomorrow, When The War Began (2010)

Seven Australian teenage friends from a small town go on a camping trip to be with nature. During their trip, they see military aircraft fly overhead. What they didn't know was their country was being invaded by another country. Returning home, they discover that they are at war. With no training, they band together to fight the enemy. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Story:exploding car,  death of family,  loss of family,  gasoline,  mechanic,  told in flashback,  hiding,  sniper,  police station,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

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Escape Plan (2013)
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:escape,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:ship,  beach
Characters:lawyer
Story:ship fire,  cargo ship,  sniper rifle,  female lawyer,  exploding car,  prison,  masked man,  ex convict,  sniper,  double cross,  interrogation,  arrest,  los angeles california,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  violence,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  death

Animal Kingdom (2010) is one of the best movies like The Usual Suspects (1995)
Crime, Drama

Animal Kingdom (2010)

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

Themes:robbery,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Characters:lawyer,  friend
Story:murder of son,  gun held to head,  death of daughter,  police corruption,  masked man,  hiding,  corrupt cop,  death of son,  police station,  criminal,  interrogation,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

Natural Born Killers (1994)
Crime, Drama

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style. (Read More)

Themes:evil,  escape,  fear,  revenge
Characters:boy
Period:1990s
Story:gasoline,  irony,  mechanic,  corrupt cop,  splatter,  double cross,  weapon,  massacre,  criminal,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  prison,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  rape,  surprise ending,  cult film,  three word title,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  independent film,  violence,  death,  murder,  flashback,  blood

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