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16 Blocks (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

16 Blocks (2006)

Jack Mosley, a burnt-out detective, is assigned the unenviable task of transporting a fast-talking convict from jail to a courthouse 16 blocks away. However, along the way he learns that the man is supposed to testify against Mosley's colleagues, and the entire NYPD wants him dead. Mosley must choose between loyalty to his colleagues and protecting the witness, and never has such a short distance seemed so long... (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  redemption,  depression,  paranoia,  conspiracy,  deception,  drunkenness,  drinking,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  bar
Characters:detective,  alcoholic,  lawyer,  hostage,  policeman,  girl,  friend
Story:sniper rifle,  ex partner,  blood on shirt,  eye witness,  foot pursuit,  gunshot wound,  subway station,  tracing a telephone call,  shooting out a car window,  jail cell,  voice over letter,  child hostage,  birthday cake,  chinese girl,  police detective,  betrayal by friend,  telephone call,  marked for death,  friendship gone bad,  chinese laundry,  life changing decision,  female district attorney,  cop killed by a cop,  evidence tampering,  chinatown manhattan new york city,  police lieutenant,  overtime,  grand jury,  prisoner transport,  petty thief,  self righteousness,  lockup,  dictaphone,  alleyway,  shot in the side,  tear gas,  limping,  rogue cop,  bandaged hand,  sharpshooter,  nypd,  liquor store,  courthouse,  kicking in a door,  crooked cop,  recipe,  new york skyline,  manslaughter,  chinese american,  police captain,  reading a newspaper,  riddle,  shot in the hand,  scene of the crime,  shirt,  conscience,  sawed off shotgun,  epilogue,  gun in mouth,  bakery,  tape recording,  hired killer,  paramedic,  last will and testament,  standoff,  remorse,  testimony,  notebook,  police raid,  seattle washington,  flat tire,  wilhelm scream,  police officer shot,  extortion,  snowing,  siege,  one day,  convict,  black and white scene,  police corruption,  construction site,  partner,  murder of a police officer,  damsel in distress,  street life,  homicide,  told in flashback,  friendship between men,  swat team,  tape recorder,  wound,  black american,  heart attack,  corrupt cop,  silencer,  witness,  self sacrifice,  pursuit,  race against time,  liar,  attempted murder,  prologue,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  double cross,  child in peril,  hit by a car,  one man army,  subway,  ambulance,  disguise,  old man,  assassin,  police station,  shot in the back,  manhattan new york city,  telephone,  handcuffs,  jail,  dead body,  car crash,  birthday,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  lie,  shooting,  letter,  gunfight,  bus,  drink,  cat,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  urination,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  african american,  bare chested male,  number in title,  gun,  violence,  murder,  death,  flashback,  blood,  police

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:paranoia,  deception
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  bar
Characters:policeman
Story:sniper rifle,  blood on shirt,  subway station,  hired killer,  silencer,  attempted murder,  prologue,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  double cross,  hit by a car,  one man army,  subway,  assassin,  shot in the back,  manhattan new york city,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  new york city,  photograph,  african american,  number in title,  gun,  blood,  murder,  violence,  flashback,  death

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

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:redemption,  paranoia,  deception,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:alcoholic,  hostage
Story:telephone call,  shot in the side,  sawed off shotgun,  hired killer,  police officer shot,  damsel in distress,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  attempted murder,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  double cross,  one man army,  disguise,  assassin,  shot in the back,  telephone,  birthday,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  gunfight,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  urination,  car accident,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  bare chested male,  blood,  gun,  police,  death,  violence,  murder

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.

Themes:paranoia,  deception
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:jail cell,  police detective,  crooked cop,  standoff,  siege,  one day,  convict,  police corruption,  corrupt cop,  silencer,  self sacrifice,  attempted murder,  prologue,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  police station,  shot in the back,  telephone,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  car accident,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  number in title,  violence,  murder,  police,  blood,  death

The Way Of The Gun (2000) is one of the best movies like 16 Blocks (2006)
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:redemption,  paranoia,  conspiracy,  deception,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  bar
Characters:hostage,  girl
Story:sniper rifle,  blood on shirt,  gunshot wound,  telephone call,  police officer shot,  pursuit,  attempted murder,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  double cross,  ambulance,  old man,  police station,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  gunfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  gun,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

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15 Minutes (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

15 Minutes (2001)

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw, the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show "Top Story." This is why 15 Minutes (2001) is one of the best movies like 16 Blocks (2006). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  hostage,  policeman,  detective
Story:police detective,  telephone call,  nypd,  black and white scene,  partner,  murder of a police officer,  homicide,  witness,  attempted murder,  shot in the leg,  ambulance,  police station,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  dead body,  held at gunpoint,  drink,  watching tv,  urination,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  number in title,  murder,  blood,  death,  violence,  police

Out Of The Furnace (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother becomes involved with one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  deception,  drinking
Locations:bar
Characters:policeman
Story:sniper rifle,  voice over letter,  telephone call,  manslaughter,  police raid,  swat team,  black american,  pursuit,  prologue,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  double cross,  police station,  shot in the back,  telephone,  dead body,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  lie,  shooting,  letter,  gunfight,  drink,  watching tv,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  pistol,  chase,  photograph,  african american,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  blood,  flashback,  gun,  police,  violence

Ride Along (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance

Ride Along (2014)

Ben must prove he is good enough to date cop James' sister. By doing this he goes on a "Ride Along" to show that he is not weak and he will do whatever it takes to get James' approval but along the way runs into a few obstacles that he has to overcome in a very funny way.

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:gunshot wound,  police detective,  police lieutenant,  police officer shot,  one day,  construction site,  damsel in distress,  corrupt cop,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  ambulance,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  letter,  gunfight,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  african american,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  blood,  police,  violence

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Brick Mansions (2014) is one of the best movies like 16 Blocks (2006)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:deception,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop,  elevator
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:sniper rifle,  jail cell,  police detective,  kicking in a door,  damsel in distress,  swat team,  silencer,  race against time,  sniper,  one man army,  ambulance,  police station,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  police,  death

Pineapple Express (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  drinking,  kidnapping,  friendship
Characters:hostage,  policeman,  friend
Story:birthday cake,  telephone call,  shot in the side,  crooked cop,  black and white scene,  partner,  murder of a police officer,  corrupt cop,  witness,  pursuit,  liar,  prologue,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  hit by a car,  disguise,  handcuffs,  dead body,  car crash,  birthday,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  lie,  shooting,  drink,  cat,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  african american,  bare chested male,  death,  gun,  murder,  blood,  violence,  flashback,  police

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. This is why The Last Boy Scout (1991) is one of the best movies like 16 Blocks (2006).

Themes:conspiracy,  deception,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:detective,  alcoholic,  hostage,  girl
Story:sniper rifle,  police detective,  betrayal by friend,  kicking in a door,  shot in the hand,  sawed off shotgun,  murder of a police officer,  swat team,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  double cross,  child in peril,  hit by a car,  one man army,  assassin,  police station,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  african american,  bare chested male,  murder,  police,  blood,  gun,  violence,  flashback,  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:deception,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Story:sniper rifle,  jail cell,  police detective,  police raid,  police officer shot,  partner,  murder of a police officer,  swat team,  corrupt cop,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  double cross,  hit by a car,  subway,  disguise,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  african american,  bare chested male,  police,  violence,  blood,  death,  murder

Alex Cross (2012) is one of the best movies like 16 Blocks (2006)
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:deception,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop
Characters:detective,  hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  police detective,  police captain,  sawed off shotgun,  hired killer,  wilhelm scream,  partner,  murder of a police officer,  swat team,  silencer,  race against time,  sniper,  assassin,  police station,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  chase,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  police,  flashback,  gun,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

Seeking Justice (2011)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Seeking Justice (2011)

In New Orleans, English teacher of the high school Rampart High, Will Gerard, and his wife, musician Laura Gerard, are in love with each other. One night, Laura leaves a rehearsal and is assaulted, while Will is playing chess with his friend Jimmy. Will is visiting her in hospital when, out of the blue, a stranger named Simon tells him that he belongs to an organization of vigilantes and offers to eliminate the assailant. In return, the organisation would want a favor from Will in the future. Will agrees, and the criminal is murdered. Six months later, Simon collects his debt with Will. He demands that Will kill Alan Marsh, a pedophile. Will accidentally kills Alan and soon he learns that the victim was an awarded journalist that was investigating the organization. Now he seeks evidences to prove his innocence but the network of the organization is powerful and is seeking Will out to eliminate him. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  conspiracy,  deception,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  bar
Characters:hostage,  detective,  friend
Story:police detective,  police lieutenant,  flat tire,  police corruption,  corrupt cop,  silencer,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  hit by a car,  disguise,  assassin,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  bus,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  police,  death,  murder,  blood,  flashback

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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:redemption,  conspiracy
Characters:detective
Story:sniper rifle,  police detective,  police captain,  hired killer,  police corruption,  murder of a police officer,  swat team,  corrupt cop,  silencer,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  assassin,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  slow motion scene,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback,  police,  death

The Fugitive (1993)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Fugitive (1993)

A well respected Chicago surgeon Dr. Richard Kimble has found out that his wife, Helen, has been murdered ferociously in her own home. The police found Kimble and accused him of the murder. Then, Kimble (without Justifiable Reason) was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. However, on the way to prison, Kimble's transport crashed. Kimble escapes and is now on the run. Deputy Samuel Gerard from Chicago takes charge of the chase of Kimble. Meanwhile, Kimble takes up his own investigation to find who really killed his wife, and to lure Gerard and his team into it as well. This is why The Fugitive (1993) is one of the best movies like 16 Blocks (2006). (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  paranoia,  conspiracy,  deception,  drunkenness
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  elevator
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:blood on shirt,  foot pursuit,  subway station,  tracing a telephone call,  police detective,  bus,  scene of the crime,  police raid,  snowing,  convict,  black and white scene,  murder of a police officer,  tape recorder,  corrupt cop,  race against time,  attempted murder,  on the run,  double cross,  subway,  ambulance,  disguise,  assassin,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  jail,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  murder,  police,  death,  bare chested male,  flashback,  blood

Safe (2012) is one of the best movies like 16 Blocks (2006)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Safe (2012)

In China, the girl Mei is a genius that looks like a computer in numbers. She is abducted by the Chinese Triads and the boss Han Jiao ends Mei to Chinatown, in New York, to help him in the control of his activities. Meanwhile, the fighter Luke Wright has his life destroyed when he wins a fight against the will of the Russian Mafia and accidentally kills his opponent. The Russian mobsters kill his wife and the alcoholic Luke wanders on the streets and hostels with no objective in life. One day, Han Jiao asks Mei to memorize a long number and soon the Russian Mafia abducts the girl from the Chinese mobs. She escapes from the mobsters and is chased by the Russians; by the corrupt detectives from the NYPD; and by the Triads. When Luke sees the girl fleeing from the Russian mobs in the subway, he protects the girl and discovers that the number she had memorized is the combination of a safe where the Triads keep 30 million dollars. Luke is an elite agent and uses his skills to protect the girl. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy,  kidnapping
Locations:bar
Characters:alcoholic,  hostage,  detective,  girl
Story:subway station,  police detective,  chinatown manhattan new york city,  nypd,  police captain,  police officer shot,  police corruption,  murder of a police officer,  swat team,  corrupt cop,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  child in peril,  hit by a car,  one man army,  subway,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  murder,  flashback,  police

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Bullet To The Head (2012)
Action, Thriller

Bullet To The Head (2012)

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

Themes:conspiracy,  kidnapping
Locations:bar
Characters:lawyer,  hostage,  detective
Story:police detective,  police lieutenant,  police officer shot,  black and white scene,  police corruption,  murder of a police officer,  corrupt cop,  silencer,  hit by a car,  one man army,  assassin,  police station,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  slow motion scene,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  death,  gun,  blood,  murder,  police,  violence,  flashback

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

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

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  drunkenness,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  blood on shirt,  police raid,  wilhelm scream,  told in flashback,  wound,  silencer,  race against time,  attempted murder,  prologue,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  double cross,  hit by a car,  disguise,  assassin,  shot in the back,  telephone,  dead body,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  blood,  police,  flashback,  gun,  death

Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

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

Themes:paranoia,  drunkenness,  friendship
Characters:detective,  friend
Story:blood on shirt,  jail cell,  police detective,  shot in the hand,  black and white scene,  street life,  homicide,  told in flashback,  child in peril,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  gunfight,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  shot to death,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  african american,  bare chested male,  number in title,  gun,  murder,  police,  blood,  violence,  death,  flashback

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Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like 16 Blocks (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal. This is why Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like 16 Blocks (2006). (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  paranoia,  conspiracy,  deception,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  subway station,  convict,  told in flashback,  swat team,  race against time,  attempted murder,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  double cross,  child in peril,  one man army,  subway,  ambulance,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  bus,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  police,  violence,  blood,  death

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

Harry Brown (2009)

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

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Characters:lawyer,  hostage,  detective,  friend
Story:blood on shirt,  police detective,  police captain,  standoff,  police raid,  partner,  swat team,  heart attack,  race against time,  attempted murder,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  one man army,  ambulance,  old man,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  gunfight,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  police,  violence,  flashback,  blood,  gun

Survivor (2015)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Survivor (2015)

A State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in the line of fire and she is targeted for death and framed for crimes. Discredited, she is forced to go on the run while she tries to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year's Eve in Times Square. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy,  deception,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:sniper rifle,  police detective,  hired killer,  silencer,  race against time,  attempted murder,  prologue,  on the run,  sniper,  subway,  ambulance,  disguise,  assassin,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  new york city,  photograph,  violence,  death,  flashback,  murder,  police

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Cop Out (2010)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Cop Out (2010)

After a clumsy operation trying to capture a drug dealer, the N.Y.P.D Detectives Jimmy Monroe and Paul Hodges are suspended for one month by their Captain Romans. Jimmy decides to sell his rare baseball card to pay for his daughter's expensive wedding while his jealous partner believes that his wife is cheating on him with their next-door neighbor. When Jimmy sells his card to a memorabilia store, the place is burgled by two small-time thieves and the detective loses his card. They track down the thieves. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  kidnapping
Locations:bar
Characters:lawyer,  hostage,  policeman,  detective
Story:blood on shirt,  partner,  jail cell,  police detective,  shot in the side,  nypd,  kicking in a door,  police captain,  scene of the crime,  damsel in distress,  hit by a car,  ambulance,  disguise,  police station,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  new york city,  violence,  flashback,  police,  blood,  murder

Triple 9 (2016) is one of the best movies like 16 Blocks (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Triple 9 (2016)

In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  drunkenness,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  bar
Characters:alcoholic,  hostage,  detective
Story:blood on shirt,  police detective,  police lieutenant,  shot in the hand,  police raid,  police officer shot,  convict,  police corruption,  partner,  murder of a police officer,  street life,  swat team,  corrupt cop,  race against time,  attempted murder,  double cross,  child in peril,  ambulance,  police station,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  african american,  police,  bare chested male,  number in title,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood

Body Of Lies (2008)
Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War

Body Of Lies (2008)

Roger Ferris is a CIA operative in the Middle East; Ed Hoffman is his control at Langley. Cynicism is everywhere. In Amman, Roger works with Hani Salaam, Jordan's head of security, whose only dictum is "Don't lie to me." The Americans are in pursuit of a cleric who leads a group placing bombs all over Europe. When Hani rebukes Ed's demand that Jordan allow the Americans to use one of Jordan's double agents, Roger and Ed hatch a plan to bring the cleric to them. The plan is complicated by its being a secret from Hani and by Roger's attraction to a local nurse. Satellites and cell phones, bodies and lies: modern warfare. This is why Body Of Lies (2008) is one of the best movies like 16 Blocks (2006). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  drinking,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:rooftop
Characters:lawyer,  girl,  friend
Story:foot pursuit,  jail cell,  telephone call,  alleyway,  shot in the side,  kicking in a door,  reading a newspaper,  construction site,  street life,  swat team,  wound,  pursuit,  prologue,  shot in the back,  telephone,  jail,  dead body,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  lie,  drink,  watching tv,  urination,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  murder,  death,  gun,  violence,  blood,  flashback

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Taking Lives (2004)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Taking Lives (2004)

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

Themes:redemption,  deception,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  bar
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:blood on shirt,  police detective,  police captain,  scene of the crime,  flat tire,  black and white scene,  construction site,  murder of a police officer,  swat team,  witness,  race against time,  attempted murder,  prologue,  double cross,  hit by a car,  disguise,  police station,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  bus,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  police,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  death

The Tournament (2009)
Action, Thriller

The Tournament (2009)

Every seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash prize and the title of Worlds No 1, which itself carries the legendary million dollar a bullet price tag.

Themes:guilt,  redemption,  deception,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:rooftop,  bar
Characters:alcoholic
Story:sniper rifle,  blood on shirt,  gunshot wound,  shooting out a car window,  telephone call,  sawed off shotgun,  epilogue,  gun in mouth,  standoff,  remorse,  silencer,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  prologue,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  assassin,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  dead body,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shooting,  bus,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  murder,  blood,  death,  flashback,  violence

The Departed (2006) is one of the best movies like 16 Blocks (2006)
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:guilt,  deception,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  policeman,  detective,  friend
Story:blood on shirt,  gunshot wound,  police detective,  telephone call,  alleyway,  bandaged hand,  chinese american,  standoff,  police raid,  police corruption,  wound,  black american,  heart attack,  corrupt cop,  silencer,  witness,  pursuit,  liar,  prologue,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  subway,  ambulance,  old man,  police station,  handcuffs,  jail,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  lie,  shooting,  gunfight,  cat,  watching tv,  car accident,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  african american,  police,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  murder,  gun,  violence,  blood

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

Don't Say A Word (2001)

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

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:subway station,  police detective,  nypd,  race against time,  attempted murder,  prologue,  double cross,  child in peril,  subway,  ambulance,  police station,  shot in the back,  manhattan new york city,  telephone,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  death,  police,  flashback,  blood,  violence,  murder

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

After accomplishing the assignment of dismantling a human trafficking organization, the former military and drifter Jack Reacher goes to Washington to invite his liaison, Major Susan Turner, to have dinner with him. However, he meets her substitute, Colonel Sam Morgan, who explains that Major Turner has been arrested and accused of espionage. Jack seeks out her veteran lawyer, Colonel Bob Moorcroft, who explains that Major Turner has also been accused of the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Further, he also tells Jack he is being sued, accused by a woman of being the father of her fifteen year-old daughter, Samantha. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. He sees that Turner and he have been framed and also that Turner will be killed by two assassins. However, he rescues her and they flee. Soon, they realize that there is a conspiracy involving military people from the army and a government contractor that is a powerful arms dealer. Jack also learns that Samantha is in danger and Turner and he rescue her. They decide to protect her since a skilled assassin is hunting them down while they try to find the motive of the conspiracy. Who can be trusted? This is why Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) is one of the best movies like 16 Blocks (2006). (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  paranoia,  conspiracy,  deception,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop
Characters:lawyer,  hostage
Story:jail cell,  telephone call,  hired killer,  corrupt cop,  silencer,  race against time,  attempted murder,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  child in peril,  one man army,  disguise,  assassin,  shot in the back,  telephone,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  bus,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  bare chested male,  death,  police,  blood,  flashback,  violence,  murder

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:paranoia,  deception,  drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:bar
Story:police detective,  wilhelm scream,  black and white scene,  murder of a police officer,  told in flashback,  corrupt cop,  silencer,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  hit by a car,  disguise,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  slow motion scene,  urination,  shot to death,  corpse,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  blood,  flashback,  death

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Patriots Day (2016) is one of the best movies like 16 Blocks (2006)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  bar
Characters:hostage,  policeman,  detective
Story:sniper rifle,  police detective,  standoff,  police raid,  police officer shot,  swat team,  on the run,  sniper,  double cross,  ambulance,  police station,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  police,  violence,  gun,  blood,  murder,  death

Hell Or High Water (2016)
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western

Hell Or High Water (2016)

In Texas, after the death of his mother, the unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard is losing his ranch to the Texas Midlands Bank. Toby is divorced from his wife who lives with their two sons. When his brother Tanner Howard is released from the prison, they team up to rob agencies of the Texas Midlands Bank to raise money to pay the loan so that Toby may leave the real estate to his sons. Meanwhile the Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton who is near retirement and his Indian descendant partner Alberto Parker try to anticipate the next move of the thieves. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  paranoia,  deception,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:bar
Characters:lawyer,  hostage,  detective
Story:sniper rifle,  blood on shirt,  gunshot wound,  police detective,  partner,  murder of a police officer,  friendship between men,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  on the run,  sniper,  double cross,  police station,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shooting,  gunfight,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  police,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood,  gun

Near Dark (1987)
Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller

Near Dark (1987)

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

Themes:redemption,  deception,  drunkenness,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage,  girl
Story:blood on shirt,  bandaged hand,  sawed off shotgun,  standoff,  police raid,  flat tire,  siege,  murder of a police officer,  witness,  race against time,  attempted murder,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  child in peril,  hit by a car,  police station,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  gunfight,  bus,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  police,  gun,  murder,  violence

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Cop Land (1997)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Cop Land (1997)

Sometime in the 1970's, police officers from New York City wanted a safe haven to live, away from the dangers of the streets of New York City, this is when they established a "Cop Land" in the small New Jersey town of Garrison. Freddy Heflin who was always admired by the New York cops wanted to become one, but because he was deaf in one ear this prevents him from achieving his goal, but has become sheriff of Garrison. Recently there have been a dark omen surrounding the NYPD, and Freddy is now investigating on this case, then Internal Affairs officer Mo Tilden is also on the case and asks Freddy for help, but Freddy could not. Now Freddy suspects that a New York City cop named Ray Donlan might be one of the many cops who is corrupted by the mob and other criminals. Now, Freddy must find a cop who is nicknamed "Superboy" who can testify against Donlan and protect him, before Donlan finds Superboy and kills him. This is why Cop Land (1997) is one of the best movies like 16 Blocks (2006). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  conspiracy,  drunkenness,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  hostage,  policeman,  detective
Story:nypd,  jail cell,  police detective,  paramedic,  testimony,  police corruption,  murder of a police officer,  black american,  corrupt cop,  pursuit,  attempted murder,  on the run,  ambulance,  police station,  shot in the back,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  lie,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  african american,  police,  gun,  blood,  death,  murder,  flashback,  violence

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is one of the best movies like 16 Blocks (2006)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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

Themes:redemption,  paranoia,  conspiracy,  deception,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  hostage,  policeman,  detective
Story:sniper rifle,  jail cell,  police detective,  sawed off shotgun,  last will and testament,  police raid,  siege,  construction site,  murder of a police officer,  swat team,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  double cross,  child in peril,  one man army,  subway,  ambulance,  disguise,  assassin,  police station,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  letter,  gunfight,  bus,  watching tv,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  flashback,  police

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:kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage,  detective,  policeman
Story:sniper rifle,  police detective,  police captain,  sawed off shotgun,  seattle washington,  police corruption,  partner,  swat team,  corrupt cop,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  hit by a car,  ambulance,  police station,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  gunfight,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  police,  flashback,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

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Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)

John McClane is now almost a full-blown alcoholic and is suspended from the NYPD. But when a bomb goes off in the Bonwit Teller Department Store the police go insane trying to figure out what's going on. Soon, a man named Simon calls and asks for McClane. Simon tells Inspector Walter Cobb that McClane is going to play a game called "Simon Says". He says that McClane is going to do the tasks he assigns him. If not, he'll set off another bomb. With the help of a Harlem electrician, John McClane must race all over New York trying to figure out the frustrating puzzles that the crafty terrorist gives him. But when a bomb goes off in a subway station right by the Federal Reserve (the biggest gold storage in the world) things start to get heated. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  conspiracy,  deception,  drinking,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Characters:alcoholic,  detective,  hostage,  policeman
Story:subway station,  nypd,  sniper rifle,  gunshot wound,  subway,  police detective,  riddle,  wilhelm scream,  one day,  construction site,  swat team,  race against time,  attempted murder,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  double cross,  child in peril,  one man army,  ambulance,  disguise,  police station,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  new york city,  african american,  police,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

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:conspiracy,  deception,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  gunshot wound,  jail cell,  partner,  swat team,  silencer,  race against time,  attempted murder,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  double cross,  hit by a car,  disguise,  assassin,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  dead body,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shooting,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  urination,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  bare chested male,  number in title,  police,  violence,  blood,  flashback,  murder,  death

Harsh Times (2005) is one of the best movies like 16 Blocks (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harsh Times (2005)

Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging out and making cash from small heists, while trying to get a law enforcement job so he can marry his Mexican girlfriend. This is why Harsh Times (2005) is one of the best movies like 16 Blocks (2006). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:lawyer,  policeman,  friend
Story:black american,  corrupt cop,  liar,  prologue,  shot in the back,  dead body,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  lie,  shooting,  letter,  drink,  watching tv,  urination,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  photograph,  african american,  death,  gun,  blood,  violence,  police,  murder

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

Southland Tales (2006)

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

Themes:paranoia,  conspiracy,  deception,  drinking,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:elevator,  bar
Characters:hostage,  policeman,  girl
Story:sniper rifle,  blood on shirt,  telephone call,  shot in the side,  standoff,  police raid,  extortion,  police corruption,  swat team,  corrupt cop,  silencer,  self sacrifice,  prologue,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  double cross,  hit by a car,  ambulance,  disguise,  shot in the back,  dead body,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shooting,  gunfight,  drink,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  african american,  police,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback,  violence,  blood,  death,  gun

Public Enemies (2009)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance

Public Enemies (2009)

This is the story of the last few years of the notorious bank robber John Dillinger. He loved what he did and could imagine little else that would make him happier. Living openly in 1930s Chicago, he had the run of the city with little fear of reprisals from the authorities. It's there that he meets Billie Frechette with whom he falls deeply in love. In parallel we meet Melvin Purvis, the FBI agent who would eventually track Dillinger down. The FBI was is in its early days and Director J. Edgar Hoover was keen to promote the clean cut image that so dominated the organization through his lifetime. Purvis realizes that if he is going to get Dillinger, he will have to use street tactics and imports appropriate men with police training. Dillinger is eventually betrayed by an acquaintance who tells the authorities just where to find him on a given night. (Read More)

Themes:depression,  deception,  drunkenness,  drinking,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:elevator,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  hostage,  policeman,  friend
Story:blood on shirt,  foot pursuit,  telephone call,  alleyway,  shot in the side,  kicking in a door,  convict,  murder of a police officer,  wound,  black american,  pursuit,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  disguise,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  jail,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shooting,  letter,  gunfight,  drink,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  african american,  death,  murder,  police,  blood,  gun,  violence

Assault On Precinct 13 (1976)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Assault On Precinct 13 (1976)

Police ambush and kill several gang members in Los Angeles. Gang members make a pact of blood to strike back at police, and conduct a siege on the police station which is almost abandoned and due to be closed. Staff of the closing precinct and the criminals being held there while in transit must work together to fight off the attacking gang members. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Mood:suspense
Characters:policeman
Story:sniper rifle,  police station,  siege,  jail cell,  prisoner transport,  police captain,  gun in mouth,  police officer shot,  one day,  convict,  silencer,  pursuit,  attempted murder,  shot in the back,  telephone,  handcuffs,  jail,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  gunfight,  bus,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  police,  blood,  number in title,  violence,  murder,  death

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Dip Huet Seung Hung (1989) is one of the best movies like 16 Blocks (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Dip Huet Seung Hung (1989)

A violent Hong Kong action film, this is the story of an assassin, Jeffrey Chow (aka Mickey Mouse) who takes one last job so he can retire and care for his girlfriend Jenny. When his employers betray him, he reluctantly joins forces with Inspector Lee (aka Dumbo), the cop who is pursuing him. Together, the new friends face the final confrontation of the gangsters out to kill them. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  deception,  drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:rooftop
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:blood on shirt,  gunshot wound,  assassin,  police detective,  gun in mouth,  police officer shot,  murder of a police officer,  self sacrifice,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  double cross,  child in peril,  disguise,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shooting,  gunfight,  cat,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  police,  murder,  blood,  gun,  flashback

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

American Ultra (2015)

Small-town stoner Mike Howell ('Jesse Eisenberg' (qv)) spends most of his time getting high and writing a graphic novel about a superhero monkey. What Mike doesn't know is that he was trained by the CIA to be a lethal killing machine. When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Now, the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting wasted by the failed test subjects that are sent after him by the CIA. This is why American Ultra (2015) is one of the best movies like 16 Blocks (2006). (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  paranoia,  conspiracy,  deception,  kidnapping
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:blood on shirt,  jail cell,  hired killer,  police officer shot,  siege,  told in flashback,  swat team,  race against time,  on the run,  double cross,  one man army,  ambulance,  disguise,  assassin,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  letter,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  death,  murder,  police,  flashback

The Interpreter (2005)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

The Interpreter (2005)

Escalating events begin when U.N. interpreter Silvia Broome alleges that she has overheard a death threat against an African head of state, spoken in a rare dialect few people other than Silvia can understand. With the words "The Teacher will never leave this room alive," in an instant, Silvia's life is turned upside down as she becomes a hunted target of the killers. Placed under the protection of federal agent Tobin Keller, Silvia's world only grows more nightmarish. As Keller digs deeper into his eyewitnesses' past and her secretive world of global connections, the more suspicious he becomes that she herself might be involved in the conspiracy. With every step of the way, he finds more reasons to mistrust her. Is Sylvia a victim? A suspect? Or something else entirely? And can Tobin, coping with his own personal heartache, keep her safe? Though they must depend on one another, Silvia and Tobin couldn't be more different. Silvia's strengths are words, diplomacy and the subtleties of meaning, while Tobin is all about instinct, action and reading into the most primal human behaviors. Now, as the danger of a major assassination on U.S. soil grows and Silvia's life hangs in the balance, Silvia and Tobin play out a gripping dance of evasion and revelation that keeps them both guessing as they race to stop a terrifying international crisis before it's too late. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy,  drunkenness,  drinking
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:policeman
Story:sniper rifle,  telephone call,  nypd,  notebook,  wound,  silencer,  pursuit,  liar,  prologue,  sniper,  subway,  ambulance,  assassin,  manhattan new york city,  dead body,  lie,  shooting,  letter,  bus,  drink,  watching tv,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  death,  flashback,  gun,  blood,  murder,  police,  violence

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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:conspiracy,  deception,  drunkenness
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:sniper rifle,  blood on shirt,  jail cell,  police detective,  police captain,  convict,  police corruption,  murder of a police officer,  corrupt cop,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  hit by a car,  one man army,  subway,  assassin,  police station,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  chase,  photograph,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  police

Insomnia (2002) is one of the best movies like 16 Blocks (2006)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Insomnia (2002)

Sent from the city to investigate the murder of a teenage girl in a small Alaska town, a police detective (Pacino) accidentally shoots his own partner while trying to apprehend a suspect. Instead of admitting his guilt, the detective is given an unexpected alibi, but this "solution" only multiplies the emotional complexity and guilt over his partner's death. He's also still got a murder to solve, in addition to the blackmail and framing of an innocent bystander being orchestrated by the man they were chasing. There's also a local detective (Swank) who is conducting her own personal investigation... of his partner's death. Will it all come crashing down on him? (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  redemption
Characters:detective,  policeman,  girl
Story:gunshot wound,  police detective,  telephone call,  scene of the crime,  police officer shot,  partner,  murder of a police officer,  homicide,  tape recorder,  pursuit,  shot in the leg,  police station,  telephone,  dead body,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shooting,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  photograph,  murder,  police,  death,  gun,  blood,  flashback

Red Dawn (2012)
Action, Thriller

Red Dawn (2012)

The city of Spokane, Washington is awakened by a North Korean paratrooper invasion. Marine Corps veteran Jed Eckert and his civilian brother, Matt, escape with a group of friends to an isolated cabin in the woods, where they witness the execution of their father at the hands of the ruthless Captain Cho. The brothers unite with their friends to form a guerrilla resistance group--the Wolverines--to drive the invaders from their home. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  shot in the side,  murder of a police officer,  silencer,  witness,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  double cross,  child in peril,  hit by a car,  disguise,  police station,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  gunfight,  bus,  watching tv,  car accident,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  photograph,  death,  murder,  violence

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