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Titanic (1997)
Drama, Romance

Titanic (1997)

84 years later, a 100 year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiance, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning. (Read More)

Themes:freedom, panic, guilt, tragedy, theft, escape, fear, adultery, jealousy, suicide, love, revenge, friendship
Mood:tearjerker, epic, melodrama
Locations:ship, sea, ocean, england, wheelchair, elevator, boat, church, restaurant, bar
Characters:american, artist, engineer, thief, priest, dancer, nipples, nudity, teenager
Period:1910s, 1990s
Story:titanic, blue diamond, diamond, iceberg, titanic survivor, diamond necklace, drawing a portrait, wet pants, string ensemble, blond hair, signal flare, wet t shirt, passenger, broken engagement, woman's bare butt, naked butt, butt naked, portrait sitting, ocean liner, nude drawing

Poseidon (2006)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Poseidon (2006)

It is New Year's Eve, and over 2,000 passengers & crew are ringing in the New Year aboard the huge cruise ship 'Poseidon' when it capsizes on the open sea in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean! A small group of survivors find themselves unlikely allies in a battle for their lives. Preferring to test the odds alone, career gambler Dylan Johns ignores captain's orders to wait below for possible rescue and sets out to find his own way to safety. What begins as a solo mission soon draws others, as Dylan is followed by a desperate father searching for his daughter and her fiancee--a young couple who hours before couldn't summon the courage to tell him they were engaged and now face much graver challenges. Along the way they are joined by a single mother and her wise-beyond-his-years son, an anxious stowaway and a despondent fellow passenger who boarded the ship not sure he wanted to live but now knows he doesn't want to die. Determined to fight their way to the surface, the group sets off through the disorienting maze of twisted steel in the upside-down wreckage. As the unstable vessel rapidly fills with water each must draw on skills and strengths they didn't even know they possessed, fighting against time for their own survival and for each other. (Read More)

Themes:panic, escape, fear
Locations:ship, ocean, sea, elevator, boat
Story:signal flare, ocean liner, cruise ship, underwater scene, single mother, water, north atlantic, sos, fire hose, wet, ballroom, part computer animation, passenger, suicidal, female stockinged feet, young love, engagement, safe, crushed to death, camera shot of feet

The Finest Hours (2016)
Action, Drama, History, Thriller

The Finest Hours (2016)

In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel. (Read More)

Themes:panic, tragedy, fear, friendship, love
Locations:boat, ocean, ship, england, sea, church, bar
Characters:engineer
Story:sinking ship, ship captain, rescue, redheaded woman, underwater scene, north atlantic, distress signal, boiler room, lifeboat, shipwreck, love at first sight, pier, sailor, near death experience, safe, power outage, flood, jumping from height, card game, disaster

In The Heart Of The Sea (2015)
Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller

In The Heart Of The Sea (2015)

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. "In the Heart of the Sea" reveals the encounter's harrowing aftermath, as the ship's surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down. (Read More)

Themes:panic, tragedy, escape, fear, suicide, revenge
Mood:epic
Locations:ship, ocean, england, sea, boat
Story:sinking ship, ship captain, underwater scene, anchor, cockney accent, dolphin, shipwreck, sailor, near death experience, rowboat, flood, social commentary, told in flashback, survivor, disaster, subtitled scene, self sacrifice, character's point of view camera shot, attempted murder, necklace

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) is one of the best movies like Titanic (1997)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:panic, tragedy, escape, fear, friendship
Locations:wheelchair, elevator, boat, bar
Characters:engineer, teenager
Story:woman punches a man, foot chase, ticket, cockney accent, ambiguous ending, misogyny, near death experience, frame up, crushed to death, jumping from height, loss of loved one, casino, premarital sex, bodyguard, character's point of view camera shot, race against time, cigarette smoking, electrocution, danger, binoculars

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)
Action, Horror, Romance

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)

The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it's too late. This is why Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016) is one of the best movies like Titanic (1997). (Read More)

Themes:escape, fear, friendship, revenge
Mood:melodrama
Locations:england
Characters:priest
Story:woman punches a man, high society, suitor, love at first sight, near death experience, crushed to death, forbidden love, corset, violin, rebel, burned alive, card game, subtitled scene, class differences, bodyguard, character's point of view camera shot, race against time, danger, unrequited love, axe

Victor Frankenstein (2015)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Victor Frankenstein (2015)

James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protege Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor's experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation. (Read More)

Themes:escape, fear, revenge, friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:engineer
Story:underwater scene, foot chase, high society, top hat, ballroom, cockney accent, near death experience, social commentary, told in flashback, card game, casino, underwater, electrocution, attempted murder, necklace, drawing, dream sequence, no opening credits, nonlinear timeline, gambling

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:panic, escape, fear, revenge
Locations:church, restaurant
Story:american abroad, underwater scene, foot chase, cockney accent, raised middle finger, crushed to death, submarine, told in flashback, burned alive, subtitled scene, obscene finger gesture, rat, bodyguard, character's point of view camera shot, race against time, cigarette smoking, electrocution, key, danger, attempted murder

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) is one of the best movies like Titanic (1997)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:panic, escape, fear, jealousy, friendship, revenge
Locations:ship, england, boat
Characters:thief
Story:underwater scene, foot chase, battering ram, brandy, cockney accent, part computer animation, bell, historical fiction, rowboat, crushed to death, jumping from height, rebel, blockbuster, burned alive, profanity, rat, self sacrifice, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, danger

Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance, Thriller

Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

Annie Porter, the woman who was held on a bus with a bomb attached to it that will go off if it slows down. She dated the cop who saved her but broke up with him because he was constantly putting his life in danger. She would then date a guy named Alex who is also a cop but told her that he does a mundane assignment. But she eventually learns that he works for the same unit that the other guy worked for and is also addicted to danger. She wants to break up with but he surprises her with a cruise. She agrees to go. And he's planning to propose to her. But when he notices another passenger act peculiar, he can't help but try to find out what's up with him. He's Geiger, a computer man who designed the ship's systems, who was fired. He then takes over the ship's systems and sets it on a course that will send it into a tanker. Alex tries to stop him. (Read More)

Themes:panic, escape, fear, revenge
Locations:ship, ocean, sea, elevator, boat, restaurant, bar
Characters:engineer, teenager
Period:1990s
Story:passenger, ocean liner, ship captain, cruise ship, underwater scene, lifeboat, anchor, scottish accent, pier, near death experience, power outage, flood, diamond, disaster, casino, race against time, character repeating someone else's dialogue, danger, binoculars, child in peril

Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA. This is why Menace II Society (1993) is one of the best movies like Titanic (1997).

Themes:escape, fear, friendship, revenge, love
Characters:teenager
Period:1990s
Story:foot chase, near death experience, told in flashback, poker, card game, single parent, profanity, premarital sex, cigarette smoking, character repeating someone else's dialogue, child in peril, no opening credits, death of friend, prisoner, single mother, flashlight, survival, revolver, handcuffs, held at gunpoint

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:panic, guilt, escape, fear, love, revenge
Locations:church
Characters:thief
Story:freeze to death, tragic love, scottish accent, near death experience, engagement, rowboat, forbidden love, diamond, jumping from height, irish, burned alive, ice, profanity, character repeating someone else's dialogue, danger, unrequited love, necklace, child in peril, no opening credits, axe

The Poseidon Adventure (1972) is one of the best movies like Titanic (1997)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

A passenger ship, on her way to the scrap yard is pushed to her limits by the new owners to save on the dismantling fees. A tidal wave hits her, flipping her over so that all the internal rooms are upside down. A priest takes a mixed band of survivors on a journey through the bowels of the ship in an attempt to survive. (Read More)

Themes:panic, escape, fear
Locations:ship, ocean
Characters:priest
Story:ocean liner, ship captain, cruise ship, underwater scene, sos, fire hose, ballroom, ensemble, passenger, telling someone to shut up, elderly, main character dies, flood, blockbuster, survivor, disaster, underwater, self sacrifice, race against time, binoculars

The Bodyguard (1992)
Action, Drama, Music, Romance

The Bodyguard (1992)

A pop singer has been receiving threatening notes, and her manager hires a bodyguard known for his good work. The bodyguard ruffles the singer's feathers and most of her entourage by tightening security more than they feel is necessary. The bodyguard is haunted by the fact that he was on Reagan's secret service staff but wasn't there to prevent the attack by Hinckley. Eventually the bodyguard and the singer start an affair, and she begins to believe his precautions are necessary when the stalker strikes close to home. (Read More)

Themes:panic, guilt, fear, jealousy, friendship
Mood:melodrama
Locations:boat, restaurant, bar
Characters:dancer
Period:1990s
Story:famous song, cockney accent, love at first sight, tuxedo, blockbuster, premarital sex, domestic violence, witness, self sacrifice, bodyguard, passion, attempted murder, gunshot, unrequited love, running, water, falling from height, punched in the face, slow motion scene, rescue

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)

Following his parents' death in Africa, John Clayton has been be raised by an ape, was known by the name Tarzan, but eventually left Africa and for his parents' home in England, along with the woman he fell in love with and married, Jane Porter. He is asked by Belgian King Leopold to go to Africa to see what he has done there to help the country. Initially, he refuses. But an American, George Washington Williams, wants him to accept so he can accompany him. He says that Leopold might be committing all sorts of atrocities to achieve his goal, like slavery. Clayton agrees and his wife insists that she accompany him because she misses Africa. When they arrive, a man named Rom, who works for Leopold, attacks their village and captures Tarzan and Jane. With Washington's help he escapes and sets out to rescue Jane by going across the jungle. Washington joins him despite being told that he might not make it. (Read More)

Themes:escape, friendship, revenge, love
Locations:england, ship, boat
Characters:american, engineer
Story:wet t shirt, woman punches a man, american abroad, underwater scene, rescue, spit in the face, historical fiction, close up of eyes, pier, near death experience, rowboat, diamond, flood, social commentary, jumping from height, blockbuster, loss of loved one, subtitled scene, self sacrifice, character's point of view camera shot

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. This is why The Dark Knight (2008) is one of the best movies like Titanic (1997). (Read More)

Themes:panic, tragedy, escape, fear, friendship, revenge, love
Mood:epic
Locations:ship, wheelchair, elevator, boat, restaurant, bar
Characters:engineer, thief
Story:ship captain, american abroad, hero, wrongful arrest, famous line, cockney accent, video footage, famous score, telling someone to shut up, billionaire, ambiguous ending, near death experience, power outage, social commentary, jumping from height, blockbuster, loss of loved one, lifting someone into the air, burned alive, subtitled scene

Live By Night (2016) is one of the best movies like Titanic (1997)
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:panic, tragedy, theft, escape, fear, suicide, love, friendship, revenge
Mood:epic
Locations:elevator, boat, church, restaurant, bar
Characters:american, thief, teenager
Story:dolphin, flare, historical fiction, near death experience, social commentary, irish, loss of loved one, poker, card game, italian, single parent, subtitled scene, casino, bodyguard, character's point of view camera shot, cigarette smoking, character repeating someone else's dialogue, danger, attempted murder, necklace

High-rise (2015)
Drama

High-rise (2015)

Class struggle becomes all too real as a young doctor moves into a modern apartment block in suburban 1975 London. Drugs, drink & debauchery dissolve into murder, mayhem and misogyny in this pseudo-post-apocalyptic breakdown of societal norms.

Themes:adultery, suicide
Locations:wheelchair, elevator
Characters:dancer, nudity
Story:man slaps a woman, underwater scene, topless female nudity, power failure, close up of eyes, misogyny, power outage, architect, single parent, character's point of view camera shot, cigarette smoking, character repeating someone else's dialogue, drowning, dream sequence, no opening credits, nonlinear timeline, flashlight, subjective camera, swimming, painting

Daylight (1996)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Daylight (1996)

Trouble strikes when runaway robbers in a getaway car hit truck full of explosives in the tunnel connecting Manhattan and New Jersey. Survivors are left in a weakened tunnel blocked at both exits. As Kit Latura approaches the tunnel, he sees the impact and knows he gotta take action. With time running out, he enters the tunnel through a system of maintenance walkways. Can he get the survivors out before the tunnel fills up? (Read More)

Themes:escape, fear
Mood:melodrama
Characters:engineer
Period:1990s
Story:wet pants, wet t shirt, underwater scene, car, elderly, near death experience, power outage, crushed to death, flood, diamond, loss of loved one, disaster, rat, self sacrifice, race against time, cigarette smoking, danger, child in peril, prisoner, flashlight

Blood Father (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:panic, escape, fear, friendship, revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:teenager
Story:man slaps a woman, culture clash, bullet, profanity, self sacrifice, character's point of view camera shot, race against time, danger, attempted murder, news report, drawing, no opening credits, death of friend, prisoner, subjective camera, survival, revolver, held at gunpoint, arrest, punched in the face

Paranoia (2013) is one of the best movies like Titanic (1997)
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. This is why Paranoia (2013) is one of the best movies like Titanic (1997). (Read More)

Themes:panic, theft, escape, fear, revenge, friendship
Locations:wheelchair, elevator, restaurant, bar
Characters:engineer
Story:foot chase, cockney accent, statue of liberty new york city, power outage, single parent, class differences, premarital sex, bodyguard, race against time, cigarette smoking, danger, attempted murder, news report, nonlinear timeline, flashlight, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, arrest, slow motion scene, black comedy

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:panic, theft, escape, fear, revenge, friendship
Locations:elevator
Characters:thief
Period:1990s
Story:foot chase, reference to sigmund freud, spit in the face, near death experience, diamond, race against time, cigarette smoking, character repeating someone else's dialogue, danger, attempted murder, gunshot, child in peril, drawing, death of friend, woman, axe, flashlight, revolver, handcuffs, held at gunpoint

Lone Survivor (2013)
Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War

Lone Survivor (2013)

Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal, and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were left with no choice but to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Now Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. (Read More)

Themes:friendship, revenge
Story:american abroad, underwater scene, foot chase, flare, near death experience, engagement, camera shot of feet, survivor, subtitled scene, self sacrifice, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, binoculars, attempted murder, child in peril, nonlinear timeline, death of friend, axe, survival, subjective camera

American Psycho (2000)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

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

Themes:panic, escape, fear, jealousy, friendship, revenge
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:american, nipples
Story:broken engagement, foot chase, couture, high society, suspenders, ambiguous ending, tuxedo, gossip, buttocks, lifting someone into the air, handgun, premarital sex, female removes her clothes, cigarette smoking, attempted murder, drawing, scantily clad female, woman, axe, cleavage

Bully (2001) is one of the best movies like Titanic (1997)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Bully (2001)

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

Themes:panic, theft, friendship, revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:thief, dancer, teenager, nudity
Story:butt naked, girl topless, topless girl, sex in the backseat of a car, sex in backseat of car, sex in a car, sex in car, topless female nudity, girl rear nudity, breast, rear nudity, nude girl, nipple, buttocks, premarital sex, cigarette smoking, scantily clad female, death of friend, topless, cleavage

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. This is why Logan (2017) is one of the best movies like Titanic (1997). (Read More)

Themes:panic, tragedy, escape, fear, revenge
Mood:epic, melodrama
Locations:wheelchair, bar
Characters:nipples, nudity
Story:topless female nudity, foot chase, freeze to death, valet, main character dies, nipple, crushed to death, social commentary, bullet, subtitled scene, casino, profanity, self sacrifice, character's point of view camera shot, race against time, character repeating someone else's dialogue, electrocution, danger, binoculars, attempted murder

San Andreas (2015)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

San Andreas (2015)

In San Andreas, California is experiencing a statewide earthquake that goes on record as easily the biggest earthquake in history. Dwayne Johnson plays Ray Gaines, a helicopter rescue pilot for the Los Angeles Fire Department, who is trying to find his daughter, Blake (Alexandra Daddario), who is in San Francisco amidst the chaos. Ray's estranged wife, Emma, is forced to turn to Ray for help, as he is her last resort. Together they journey to save their daughter. (Read More)

Themes:panic, escape, fear, love
Locations:boat, restaurant
Story:cruise ship, rescue, underwater scene, helicopter, mass death, falling through the floor, cowardice, shipwreck, near death experience, crushed to death, flood, jumping from height, blockbuster, architect, disaster, race against time, electrocution, danger, drowning, news report

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. (Read More)

Themes:panic, tragedy, escape, fear, suicide, revenge, friendship
Mood:epic
Story:part computer animation, main character dies, near death experience, safe, flood, social commentary, blockbuster, loss of loved one, subtitled scene, handgun, self sacrifice, character's point of view camera shot, race against time, danger, binoculars, attempted murder, child in peril, no opening credits, death of friend, prisoner

Hummingbird (2013) is one of the best movies like Titanic (1997)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hummingbird (2013)

Themes:guilt, escape, revenge
Mood:melodrama
Locations:church, restaurant
Story:foot chase, money falling through the air, cockney accent, ambiguous ending, tuxedo, irish, subtitled scene, premarital sex, character repeating someone else's dialogue, news report, nun, death of friend, revolver, punched in the face, shot in the chest, corpse, beating, pistol, surprise ending, chase

Ben-hur (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History

Ben-hur (2016)

Themes:escape, jealousy, love, revenge
Mood:epic
Locations:ocean, ship, sea
Story:sinking ship, underwater scene, bribery, near death experience, social commentary, rebel, class differences, self sacrifice, gift, no opening credits, nonlinear timeline, prisoner, axe, water, arrest, slow motion scene, remake, shot in the chest, corpse, voice over narration

The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller

The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002)

'The Count of Monte Cristo' is a remake of the Alexander Dumas tale by the same name. Dantes, a sailor who is falsely accused of treason by his best friend Fernand, who wants Dantes' girlfriend Mercedes for himself. Dantes is imprisoned on the island prison of Chateau d'If for 13 years, where he plots revenge against those who betrayed him. With the help of another prisoner, he escapes the island and proceeds to transform himself into the wealthy Count of Monte Cristo as part of his plan to exact revenge. This is why The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002) is one of the best movies like Titanic (1997). (Read More)

Themes:escape, adultery, jealousy, suicide, revenge, friendship
Locations:ship, boat
Characters:thief, priest
Story:ship captain, underwater scene, wrongful arrest, sailor, engagement, crushed to death, casino, rat, suicide attempt, drowning, gambling, death of friend, prisoner, subjective camera, held at gunpoint, falling from height, arrest, remake, shot in the chest, surprise ending

Beauty And The Beast (2017)
Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Beauty And The Beast (2017)

Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted. (Read More)

Themes:panic, tragedy, escape, fear, jealousy, love, revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:artist
Story:famous song, suitor, ballroom, cockney accent, star crossed lovers, famous score, close up of eyes, clock, culture clash, jumping from height, blockbuster, heroine, ice, single parent, race against time, danger, attempted murder, unrequited love, search, drawing

15 Minutes (2001) is one of the best movies like Titanic (1997)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

15 Minutes (2001)

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw, the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show "Top Story." (Read More)

Themes:theft, escape, fear, jealousy, friendship, love, revenge
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:american, thief
Story:foot chase, statue of liberty new york city, spit in the face, close up of eyes, tv news, character says i love you, subtitled scene, witness, cigarette smoking, attempted murder, news report, necklace, drawing, death of friend, prisoner, axe, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, falling from height, arrest

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. (Read More)

Themes:panic, escape, fear, suicide, revenge, friendship
Locations:wheelchair, elevator, bar
Characters:dancer, nudity, teenager
Story:underwater scene, woman, topless female nudity, foot chase, valet, bribery, misogyny, near death experience, social commentary, jumping from height, single parent, handgun, profanity, witness, bodyguard, race against time, cigarette smoking, character repeating someone else's dialogue, electrocution, danger

Stolen (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Stolen (2012)

In New Orleans, the notorious bank thief and family man Will Montgomery steals $10m with his partners Vincent, Riley Jeffers and Hoyt. However, he has an argument with Vincent in the runaway and Hoyt leaves Will behind. He tries to flee but the FBI agent Tim Harlend organizes a manhunt and Will is captured, but he burns the stolen money to get rid of the evidence against him. Eight years later, Will leaves the prison and he goes to the house of his teenage daughter Alison Loeb, who has issues against him. Alison leaves Will alone in a coffee shop and takes a cab to go to a session with her shrink. However, a couple of minutes later, Will receives a phone call from Vincent, who is presumed dead, telling that he has abducted Alison and will kill her unless he receives the $10m of the last robbery. Now Will has twelve hours to find a way to rescue his daughter from the hands of the psychopath Vincent. (Read More)

Themes:escape, revenge
Locations:elevator, boat, restaurant, bar
Characters:thief, teenager
Story:underwater scene, tap dancing, foot chase, flare, wilhelm scream, power outage, flood, jumping from height, character says i love you, subtitled scene, character's point of view camera shot, race against time, character repeating someone else's dialogue, binoculars, subjective camera, revolver, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, falling from height, arrest

The Host (2013)
Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Host (2013)

A race of non-corporeal, parasitic aliens who go from planet to planet looking for hosts have come to Earth and basically taken over the human race. It's believed that, once inside a body, all memories of the host human are gone. Some few free humans remain hidden from them, forming a resistance group. When an alien Seeker captures a girl named Melanie and puts a Wanderer in her body, she hopes to find out where the remaining humans are gathered, but Melanie, a strong fighter able to converse with the alien in her commandeered body, convinces the Wanderer to say nothing. Disappointed by the lack of progress (though suspecting an empathy for the human), the Seeker informs the Wanderer that she'll be removed and placed in a new host while she herself will enter Melanie. With human lives at risk, Melanie convinces Wanderer to run away and hide out with the humans, but finding them doesn't mean they'll allow an alien presence among them. Jared (Melanie's boyfriend) wants her dead, but Jeb (Melanie's uncle) wants to wait, and Ian, tasked with guarding her, finds himself siding with Jeb. As Ian begins to fall for Melanie, a strange love triangle develops, with Ian wanting Wanderer (inhabiting Melanie's body), Jared wanting Melanie (imprisoned inside her own body), and no one knowing any way to separate the two without killing both. This is why The Host (2013) is one of the best movies like Titanic (1997). (Read More)

Themes:theft, escape, fear, suicide, love, revenge
Characters:teenager
Story:foot chase, close up of eyes, pier, near death experience, camera shot of feet, social commentary, rebel, self sacrifice, race against time, danger, attempted murder, unrequited love, search, child in peril, drawing, no opening credits, flashlight, survival, revolver, held at gunpoint

The Prophecy (1995) is one of the best movies like Titanic (1997)
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. (Read More)

Themes:panic, escape, fear, jealousy
Locations:church
Characters:american, priest
Period:1990s
Story:mass death, close up of eyes, arrogance, near death experience, grandmother granddaughter relationship, burned alive, profanity, suicide attempt, race against time, cigarette smoking, character repeating someone else's dialogue, danger, attempted murder, child in peril, flashlight, survival, revolver, prayer, handcuffs, held at gunpoint

Splash (1984)
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Splash (1984)

Allen Bauer is rescued from drowning as a young boy off Cape Cod by a young mermaid. Years later, he returns to the same location, and once again manages to fall into the sea, and is rescued once more by the mermaid (Allen isn't sure what he has seen and what he has imagined). Using maps from a sunken ship, the mermaid decides to search for Allen in New York City, sprouting legs when her tail dries. On finding Allen, they fall in love, but she has a secret, which will no longer be a secret if she gets her legs wet. (Read More)

Themes:panic, love
Locations:ship, sea, elevator, boat, church, restaurant, bar
Story:woman's bare butt, naked butt, butt naked, sunken ship, underwater scene, search, wet, statue of liberty new york city, rear nudity, shipwreck, tuxedo, blockbuster, buttocks, kissing while having sex, binoculars, drowning, necklace, water, rescue, face slap

Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery, Romance, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993)

Batman, the costumed crime-fighter who prowls the night skies in Gotham City, soon finds there's another vigilante in town knocking off prominent mob figures. Despite the scythe-like blade for a hand, a mechanical voice and the cloud of smoke that follows the figure wherever it goes, the police and outraged officials mistake the homicidal crusader for Batman himself and demand that the city's longtime hero be brought to justice. Meanwhile, Andrea Beaumont returns to town. She is the lost love of Bruce Wayne, the billionaire playboy who is Batman's alter ego, and was an integral part of Wayne's decision ten years earlier to don the cape and cowl. Now, she is back in his life and is no less a disruption than the return of his old archenemy, The Joker, who has a stake in seeing the annihilation of this new vigilante, whoever it proves to be. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, escape, fear, love, revenge
Locations:ship, restaurant
Period:1990s
Story:ocean liner, cruise ship, underwater scene, foot chase, love affair, star crossed lovers, billionaire, spit in the face, near death experience, crushed to death, millionaire, jumping from height, loss of loved one, bodyguard, character's point of view camera shot, race against time, cigarette smoking, character repeating someone else's dialogue, electrocution, binoculars

La Vie D'adele (2013)
Drama, Romance

La Vie D'adele (2013)

Adele is a high school student who is beginning to explore herself as a woman. She dates men but finds no satisfaction with them sexually, and is rejected by a female friend who she does desire. She dreams of something more. She meets Emma who is a free spirited girl whom Adele's friends reject due to her sexuality, and by association most begin to reject Adele. Her relationship with Emma grows into more than just friends as she is the only person with whom she can express herself openly. Together, Adele and Emma explore social acceptance, sexuality, and the emotional spectrum of their maturing relationship. (Read More)

Themes:friendship, love
Characters:artist, nipples, teenager, nudity
Story:woman's bare butt, naked butt, butt naked, girl topless, topless girl, topless female nudity, girl rear nudity, teen sexuality, nude modeling, breast, rear nudity, teenage sexuality, nude girl, nipple, butt, buttocks, kissing while having sex, cigarette smoking, smoking, unrequited love

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) is one of the best movies like Titanic (1997)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

Jordan Belfort is a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 22 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive 1990s securities scam that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including shoe designer Steve Madden. This is why The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) is one of the best movies like Titanic (1997). (Read More)

Themes:guilt, theft, fear, adultery, suicide, love, friendship
Locations:ship, elevator, boat, restaurant, bar
Characters:thief, dancer, nudity
Period:1990s
Story:diamond necklace, american abroad, topless female nudity, fish bowl, boiler room, shipwreck, bribery, swearing, raised middle finger, millionaire, gossip, told in flashback, obscene finger gesture, profanity, domestic violence, rat, female removes her clothes, cigarette smoking, character repeating someone else's dialogue, no opening credits

Fool's Gold (2008)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Thriller

Fool's Gold (2008)

Benjamin Finnegan is a deep-sea treasure hunter certain he's onto the find of the century in waters near an island close to Key West owned by a murderous rap star to whom Ben is in debt. Ben's flat broke and recently divorced from Tess, his long-time research and diving partner whom he still loves. She's nearby, working as a steward aboard the yacht of Nigel Honeycutt, a multimillionaire. The rapper has hired a rival treasurer hunter. Can Ben convince Nigel to bankroll his search, convince Tess to work with him, keep the rapper and his thugs at bay, and find a Spanish treasure hidden for centuries and rich beyond imagination? (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:ship, sea, boat, church, restaurant, bar
Story:underwater scene, treasure hunter, anchor, flare, billionaire, shipwreck, flood, handgun, underwater, key, binoculars, attempted murder, search, revolver, held at gunpoint, painting, falling from height, rescue, helicopter, pistol

Dragonfly (2002)
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Dragonfly (2002)

Dr. Joe Darrow is a recently widowed doctor. He is grieving due to the death of his pregnant wife in a Red Cross mission in Venezuela. Although being atheist, he began to believe that his dead wife wants to communicate with him, through her young patients in the Pediatrics of a Chicago hospital.

Themes:panic, guilt, tragedy, fear, friendship, love
Mood:tearjerker, melodrama
Locations:wheelchair, elevator, church, bar
Characters:priest
Story:underwater scene, foot chase, near death experience, power outage, suicide attempt, race against time, cigarette smoking, character repeating someone else's dialogue, drowning, news report, drawing, nun, revolver, handcuffs, arrest, slow motion scene, mirror, black comedy, corpse, surprise ending

Odd Thomas (2013)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Odd Thomas (2013)

Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas ('Anton Yelchin' (qv)) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs - predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction - Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart Stormy ('Addison Timlin' (qv)) and the local sheriff ('Willem Dafoe' (qv)), Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz. (Read More)

Themes:panic, escape, fear, love, revenge
Mood:epic
Locations:wheelchair, church, restaurant
Story:foot chase, tragic love, part computer animation, near death experience, frame up, loss of loved one, burned alive, disaster, character says i love you, single parent, race against time, cigarette smoking, danger, attempted murder, child in peril, no opening credits, single mother, revolver, handcuffs, held at gunpoint

No Way Out (1987) is one of the best movies like Titanic (1997)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

No Way Out (1987)

Tom Farrell is a navy officer who gets posted at the Pentagon and is to report to the secretary of defense David Brice. He starts an affair with Susan Atwell not knowing that she is Brice's mistress. When Susan is found dead, Tom is assigned to the case of finding the killer who is believed to be a KGB mole! Tom could soon become a suspect when a Polaroid negative of him was found at Susan's place. He now has only a few hours to find the killer before the computer regenerates the photo. (Read More)

Themes:escape, adultery, jealousy, suicide, love, friendship
Locations:ship, wheelchair, elevator, restaurant
Story:ship captain, sex in a car, nipples visible through clothing, foot chase, love affair, planting evidence, unsubtitled foreign language, bell, tuxedo, sailor, submarine, lifting someone into the air, told in flashback, subtitled scene, kissing while having sex, premarital sex, female removes her clothes, race against time, cigarette smoking, danger

Brazil (1985)
Drama, Sci-fi

Brazil (1985)

Sam Lowry is a harried technocrat in a futuristic society that is needlessly convoluted and inefficient. He dreams of a life where he can fly away from technology and overpowering bureaucracy, and spend eternity with the woman of his dreams. While trying to rectify the wrongful arrest of one Harry Buttle, Lowry meets the woman he is always chasing in his dreams, Jill Layton. Meanwhile, the bureaucracy has fingered him responsible for a rash of terrorist bombings, and both Sam and Jill's lives are put in danger. This is why Brazil (1985) is one of the best movies like Titanic (1997). (Read More)

Themes:freedom, escape
Locations:wheelchair, elevator, restaurant
Characters:engineer
Story:american abroad, wrongful arrest, arrest, nipples visible through clothing, falling through the floor, cockney accent, whistle, ambiguous ending, tuxedo, social commentary, character says i love you, premarital sex, witness, character's point of view camera shot, cigarette smoking, character repeating someone else's dialogue, danger, news report, drawing, dream sequence

Absolute Power (1997)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Absolute Power (1997)

Based on the novel by David Baldacci, Absolute Power is about the ruthlessness of people in power. The President believes that everything he does is beyond reproach, including an affair or two. That leads to murder and everyone around him is involved. There is only one witness, a thief named Luther Whitney. They are sure he'll talk, but when? The Secret Service is determined to keep him quiet, but catching a thief isn't always easy. (Read More)

Themes:escape, adultery, suicide, revenge, love, friendship
Locations:wheelchair, bar
Characters:thief
Story:diamond necklace, woman punches a man, man slaps a woman, redheaded woman, foot chase, trophy wife, near death experience, frame up, safe, millionaire, kissing while having sex, witness, cigarette smoking, attempted murder, news report, necklace, drawing, woman, flashlight, handcuffs

Red Riding Hood (2011)
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Red Riding Hood (2011)

Valerie (Seyfried) is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. For years, the people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Oldman), to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon's arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. As panic grips the town, Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast--one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect...and bait. (Read More)

Themes:panic, tragedy, escape, fear, love, friendship, revenge
Locations:boat, church
Characters:priest
Story:wrongful arrest, foot chase, historical fiction, close up of eyes, rowboat, arranged marriage, grandmother granddaughter relationship, character's point of view camera shot, race against time, danger, unrequited love, woman, axe, survival, subjective camera, love triangle, arrest, slow motion scene, rescue, shot in the chest

21 Grams (2003) is one of the best movies like Titanic (1997)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

21 Grams (2003)

This is the story of three well-meaning but flawed people: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English emigre; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married homemaker with two young daughters, with hiding a secret past; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to live a law-abiding life and raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will have learnt harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably, forever. (Read More)

Themes:guilt, tragedy, adultery, suicide, revenge, love
Mood:melodrama
Locations:church, restaurant, bar
Characters:nipples
Story:underwater scene, caucasian, buttocks, architect, obscene finger gesture, handgun, suicide attempt, cigarette smoking, attempted murder, gunshot, drawing, nonlinear timeline, prisoner, widow, cleavage, swimming, revolver, prayer, face slap, corpse

Across The Universe (2007)
Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Across The Universe (2007)

Across The Universe is a fictional love story set in the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, the struggle for free speech and civil rights, mind exploration and rock and roll. At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, the story moves from high schools and universities in Massachusetts, Princeton and Ohio to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, Vietnam and the dockyards of Liverpool. A combination of live action and animation, the film is paired with many songs by 'The Beatles' (qv) that defined the time. (Read More)

Themes:freedom, panic, escape, jealousy, love, friendship
Locations:ship, england, wheelchair, church, bar
Characters:artist, priest, dancer
Story:nude drawing, underwater scene, dock, near death experience, newsreel footage, submarine, buttocks, premarital sex, domestic violence, cigarette smoking, immigration, unrequited love, news report, drawing, no opening credits, single mother, swimming, running, undressing, arrest

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