1. The Lovely Bones (2009)
In 1970s suburban Pennsylvania, a 14-year-old girl is murdered by her next-door neighbor. She tells the tale from the liminal space between the heavenly and terrestrial planes, highlighting the changes in the lives of those in her immediate vicinity as she searches for help in locating her body.
2. Gothika (2003)
Dr. Miranda Grey is a psychiatric psychiatrist who works in a correctional facility. She’s married to Dr. Douglas Grey, the department’s chief of staff, who also works for Dr. Pete Graham. Dr. Miranda’s patient, Chloe Sava, who had been abused by her stepfather, claims that the devil rapes her in her cell on a regular basis.
Dr. Miranda is in a car accident after leaving the asylum in the middle of the night, and when she wakes up, she is a prisoner there, accused of a terrible crime but with no recollection of the incident.
3. Split (2016)
When a man with 23 personalities kidnaps three girls, they must figure out which of the personalities will aid their escape and which will work against it.
4. Mother (2009)
Do-joon, her twenty-eight-year-old son, lives quietly with his mother, who provides herbal remedies and acupuncture to their neighbors. Do-joon is accused of the brutal murder of a young girl and faces life in prison if found guilty. Now it’s up to his mother to decide whether or not to go to trial and free him.
5. Zodiac (2007)
A San Francisco Bay Area serial killer has been taunting authorities with cryptic letters and messages. Investigative reporters in this loosely fictionalized account of a real-life murder investigation in the 1970s become obsessed with finding the murderer and uncovering new evidence. The movie focuses on the lives and careers of the detectives and newspaper people, and it is based on Robert Graysmith’s boo…k..
6. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel in the interwar period, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his closest friend, tell their stories in GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL. In the story, a valuable Renaissance painting is stolen and recovered, and a huge family fortune is at stake, all set against the backdrop of a continent that is suddenly and dramatically changing.
7. Disturbia (2007)
Following the death of his father in a car accident, Kale Brecht’s life falls apart. He is arrested for punching his Spanish teacher and is sentenced to home detention. Being bored, Kale decides to spy on his neighbors to keep himself entertained.
A murder appears to be taking place in Mr. Tu…house rner’s one night, and he is present to see it take place. It becomes a matter of life and death for Kale as he becomes obsessed with uncovering the truth behind these murders after several unsettling encounters with Mr. Turner. And here’s a scary one: Who’s keeping an eye on whom?
8. Tell No One (2006)
He was the prime suspect in the brutal murder of his beloved wife Margot Beck eight years ago, and he still misses her. The police reopen the case after discovering two bodies near the site where Margot’s body was dumped, and Alex is once again made a suspect. In the midst of all this intrigue, Al…ex receives an email from someone claiming to be Margot’s long-lost brother.
9. The Shack (2017)
After Mackenzie Allen Phillips’ youngest daughter, Missy, is abducted and presumed dead, Mack receives a letter, which he believes is from God and asks him to return to The Shack, where Missy may have been murdered. Mack believes the letter is from God. Then, after some deliberation, he decides to visit The Shack for the first time since Missy was kidnapped, where he will have an encounter that will forever alter the course of his life.
10. Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
As a result of Zia’s depression following his breakup with Desiree, he slashes his wrists and dies in a high-desert landscape littered with burnt-out cars and abandoned sofas. He lands a job as a delivery driver for a pizza shop. Desiree offed herself a few months after Zia did…, and now she’s on the lookout for him, by accident.
He sets out to find her with the help of Eugene (an electrocuted Russian rocker), and they pick up a hitchhiker named Mikal who believes she’s been mistakenly dropped off by the People in Charge. They’ll arrive at Kneller’s camp soon enough, where random miracles abound. They’ve heard tales of a powerful king who can do anything. Is it possible for Zia to track down Desiree? What’s next, then? Death brings with it the possibility of new life.
11. Dark Places (2015)
Libby Day was eight years old when her family was assassinated in their farmhouse in the Kansas countryside, and she was the only survivor. Since then, she’s survived solely on donations and lectures. Thirty years ago, the police suspected a satanic cult was behind her mother’s murder and the disappearance of… Her testimony in court helped convict her two sisters, as well as her brother Ben and their father.
Lyle Wirth, a friend, has invited Libby to “The Kill Club,” a gathering of amateur sleuths who conduct investigations into notorious crimes. There, she discovers that they believe Ben is innocent. For the sake of her financial well-being, Libby agrees to revisit the events leading up to the murder of her family in exchange for money.
12. A Man Called Ove (2015)
Ove, a grumpy 59-year-old resident of the block, was ousted as president of the condominium association several years earlier, but he didn’t give a damn and continues to rule the neighborhood with an iron fist.
It turns out to be an unexpected friendship when pregnant Parvaneh and her family move into the horr…aced house opposite and accidentally back into Ove’s mailbox. Unexpected friendship, love, and the importance of having the right tools are all explored in this dramatic comedy.
13. Conviction (2010)
Betty Anne Waters (Swank) is a high school dropout who worked as a single mother for nearly two decades before going back to school to become a lawyer. She worked tirelessly to try to overturn her brother’s (Rockwell) wrongful conviction for murder.
14. The Brand New Testament (2015)
God is a cynical writer in present-day Brussels, Belgium, with a young, opinionated daughter. As a result of her realization that her father is doing an appalling job, she resolves to rewrite history by descended to Earth in search of her own 6 messengers to write a brand new testament and change the s…tatus quo.
15. The Kite Runner (2007)
There was an Afghani boy named Amir who was raised with his Pushtun friend Hassan who was the son of their Hazara servant’s employee Ali in the 1970s while playing and kiteboarding on the streets of peaceful Kabul. Baba accuses Amir of being responsible for the death of his mother during delivery, and he also claims to prefer Hassan over Amir.
Rahim Khan, Amir’s father’s best friend, also encourages him to pursue his dream of becoming a writer. To protect Amir’s prized kite, Hassan flees to an empty street, where he is brutally attacked by the evil Assef and raped. The cowardly Amir stands by, but does nothing to aid the loyal Hassam in his hour of need.
In the morning after Amir’s birthday party, he places his new watch in Hassam’s bed to set him up as a thief and force his father to fire Ali, freeing Ali’s conscience from thoughts of his treachery and betrayal. Afghanistan was invaded by the Soviets in 1979, and Baba and Amir fled to Pakistan. They live a simple life in Fremont, California, where Amir graduates from a public university with honors in 1988, much to his father’s delight.
Later, Amir marries Soraya, a fellow countryman. After Baba’s death in the year 2000, Amir becomes a well-known novelist when he receives a phone call from the terminal Rahim Khan, who divulges secrets about his family, forcing Amir to return to Peshawar, Pakistan, on a redemption journey.
16. Mysterious Skin (2004)
After an amnesia blackout when he was eight, Brian Lackey woke up with a bloody nose. He’s on a mission to find out what happened. Brian is convinced he was kidnapped by aliens, and he believes that N. McCormick, a former teammate from his childhood, holds the key to understanding what happened… that night.
Neil McCormick moves to New York to forget his painful childhood memories while Brian searches for the truth and tries to find him. The two of them learn the horrifying truth about the scars they both bear together.
17. High Tension (2003)
Alexia takes a road trip with Marie to visit her family on their farm in the country for a few days. Alexia’s father greets them when they finally arrive, despite the fact that they are late. Sick killer breaks into the farmhouse late at night, kills Alexia and her family, including their dog, and then kidnaps her. Marie tries to help Alexia, who is hysterical and terrified, while hiding from the criminal. She chases the maniac and reveals his identity at the end.
18. Hugo (2011)
He is an orphan living in the train station walls of 1930s Paris as an orphan boy. His father and uncle taught him how to fix clocks and other gadgets, and he now uses this knowledge to keep the train station’s clocks running smoothly. There’s only an automaton (mecha…nical man) left that connects him to his deceased father, and it won’t work without a special key. Hugo is on a mission to locate the key that will let him in to the mystery it holds.
The shopkeeper George Melies, who works at the train station, and his adventure-seeking goddaughter are among the people he meets on his journeys. There is a surprising connection between Hugo and both his father and the automaton that he discovers unlocks some long-buried memories about Hugo’s past.