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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:alcoholic,  lawyer,  hostage,  policeman,  detective,  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,  grand jury,  overtime,  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,  reading a newspaper,  police captain,  riddle,  shot in the hand,  shirt,  scene of the crime,  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,  blood,  police,  death,  gun,  violence,  flashback,  murder

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. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  paranoia,  conspiracy,  deception,  drunkenness
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:blood on shirt,  foot pursuit,  subway station,  tracing a telephone call,  police detective,  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,  bus,  slow motion scene,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  police,  blood,  flashback

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,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Characters:alcoholic,  hostage,  policeman,  detective
Story:sniper rifle,  gunshot wound,  subway station,  police detective,  nypd,  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,  subway,  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,  death,  violence

New Police Story (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Police Story (2004)

Inspector Wing of the Hong Kong Police Force has become the victim of a gang, led by the evil Joe. When his entire team is killed, Wing becomes a hapless drunk, feeling guilty for the deaths of his team. A young man with a troubled past pretends to be a police officer working on the case with Wing, to get him back on his feet and begin an adventure to get revenge on the evil Joe and his Gang of Five, especially when it becomes personal. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  redemption,  deception,  drunkenness,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  bar
Characters:alcoholic,  lawyer,  hostage,  detective
Story:sniper rifle,  jail cell,  birthday cake,  police detective,  police raid,  partner,  murder of a police officer,  damsel in distress,  swat team,  corrupt cop,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  double cross,  one man army,  ambulance,  disguise,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  car crash,  birthday,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  bus,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  police,  murder,  blood,  violence

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

The Take (2016)

Michael Mason, a pick-pocket living in Paris steals a bag with a teddy bear in it. Not realizing the toy contains a timed bomb, he tosses it aside on a busy street. A few seconds later it explodes, killing four people. CCTV footage reveals Masons face and the French police tag him as a terrorist threat. The explosion, although botched, was set up by a select group of the French Interior Ministry as a decoy so they can make a half billion dollar digital transfer from a bank, (closed on French National Day) -hence the title Bastille Day. In a separate CIA investigation the unruly agent Sean Briar, discovers the real story behind Masons "terrorist attack". The two men, on different sides of the law, collaborate to bring the corrupt members of the Ministry down. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  paranoia,  conspiracy,  deception,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  bar
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:sniper rifle,  subway station,  police detective,  rogue cop,  police captain,  gun in mouth,  police corruption,  swat team,  corrupt cop,  silencer,  race against time,  attempted murder,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  double cross,  one man army,  subway,  ambulance,  disguise,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  flashback,  death,  violence,  murder,  police,  blood

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,  murder,  death,  blood,  police,  violence

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,  murder,  police,  gun,  blood,  death,  violence

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,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  blood,  gun,  death

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:hostage,  detective
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,  murder,  violence,  death,  blood,  flashback

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

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

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

Themes: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,  violence,  death,  gun,  murder,  blood

Triple 9 (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Triple 9 (2016)

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

The Killer (1989)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Killer (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:guilt,  redemption,  deception,  drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:rooftop
Characters:hostage,  policeman
Story:sniper rifle,  blood on shirt,  gunshot wound,  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,  assassin,  shot in the back,  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,  flashback,  violence,  gun,  death,  blood,  police,  murder

15 Minutes (2001) is one of the best movies like 16 Blocks (2006)
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: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,  death,  blood,  police,  violence

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician.

Themes:conspiracy,  deception,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:alcoholic,  hostage,  detective
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,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  african american,  bare chested male,  flashback,  gun,  murder,  blood,  police,  violence,  death

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,  policeman,  detective
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,  murder,  violence,  death,  police,  flashback,  blood

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,  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,  murder,  violence,  police,  death,  blood,  gun

Out Of The Furnace (2013) is one of the best movies like 16 Blocks (2006)
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,  flashback,  gun,  police,  blood,  violence

The Negotiator (1998)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Negotiator (1998)

In the midst of an elaborate conspiracy, an expert negotiator is driven to the edge when he's framed for the murder of his partner, as well as embezzling money from his department's pension fund. His only chance to prove his innocence is to take hostages himself, acquire the services of another expert negotiator, and find out who's running the conspiracy before it's too late. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy,  deception,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage,  policeman
Story:sniper rifle,  crooked cop,  standoff,  police corruption,  partner,  murder of a police officer,  swat team,  corrupt cop,  sniper,  double cross,  police station,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  violence,  gun,  police,  murder,  death

Police Story (1985)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Police Story (1985)

Kevin Chan (aka Jackie) is a Hong-Kong cop, who scores his first big hit by virtually single-handedly capturing and arresting a big drug- lord. Of course, the drug-lord isn't too happy about this, and frames Kevin with the murder of another cop (who happened to be on the take). Kevin has to clear his name, whilst keeping himself from getting killed or arrested, and keeping his girlfriend from leaving him. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop
Characters:lawyer,  hostage,  policeman,  detective
Story:birthday cake,  police detective,  telephone call,  police captain,  tape recording,  police corruption,  damsel in distress,  corrupt cop,  witness,  race against time,  attempted murder,  double cross,  hit by a car,  one man army,  police station,  telephone,  handcuffs,  car crash,  birthday,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  bus,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  bare chested male,  police,  murder,  violence,  death,  blood

The Departed (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,  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,  watching tv,  car accident,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  african american,  bare chested male,  murder,  police,  gun,  flashback,  blood,  violence,  death

The Tournament (2009) is one of the best movies like 16 Blocks (2006)
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,  bus,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  death,  violence,  flashback,  blood,  murder

Fire With Fire (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Fire With Fire (2012)

After witnessing the brutal murders of a convenience store owner and his son, firefighter Jeremy Coleman barely escapes with his life. As he is forced to testify against the crime lord, Hagan, he is placed in the witness protection program under the watch of the U.S. Marshals. When his new identity becomes compromised Jeremy is forced to take an unexpected course of action in order to get his life back and save the lives of those he loves. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:lawyer,  hostage,  policeman,  detective
Story:sniper rifle,  gunshot wound,  jail cell,  police detective,  hired killer,  silencer,  witness,  race against time,  attempted murder,  prologue,  sniper,  double cross,  one man army,  ambulance,  disguise,  assassin,  police station,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  photograph,  african american,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  flashback,  blood,  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
Story:sniper rifle,  jail cell,  prisoner transport,  police captain,  gun in mouth,  police officer shot,  siege,  one day,  convict,  silencer,  pursuit,  attempted murder,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  jail,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  gunfight,  bus,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  number in title,  police,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

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. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  conspiracy,  drunkenness,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  hostage,  policeman,  detective
Story:jail cell,  police detective,  nypd,  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,  murder,  flashback,  gun,  blood,  violence,  death

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,  police,  flashback,  murder,  death

Brick Mansions (2014)
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,  police,  murder,  flashback,  violence,  death

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,  violence,  blood,  murder,  police

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

The Dark Knight (2008)

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

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  hostage,  detective
Story:sniper rifle,  jail cell,  voice over letter,  police detective,  kicking in a door,  conscience,  sawed off shotgun,  police raid,  convict,  police corruption,  damsel in distress,  swat team,  corrupt cop,  silencer,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  attempted murder,  sniper,  double cross,  child in peril,  hit by a car,  one man army,  ambulance,  disguise,  assassin,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  letter,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  african american,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death,  police

The Bone Collector (1999) is one of the best movies like 16 Blocks (2006)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Bone Collector (1999)

Quadripeligic ex-cop Lincoln Rhyme was looking forward to his assisted suicide when he got the news: some sicko was abducting people in a taxi and leaving them to die in particularly sadistic ways. With time counting down between each abduction and possible death, Rhyme recruits rather-unwilling Amelia Donaghy, haunted by her cop father's suicide and thinking she's next, into working the crime scenes to track down the killer. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:subway station,  police detective,  nypd,  new york skyline,  police captain,  scene of the crime,  damsel in distress,  swat team,  race against time,  attempted murder,  prologue,  double cross,  child in peril,  subway,  ambulance,  police station,  shot in the back,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  death,  blood,  police

Safe (2012)
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,  chinese girl,  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,  police,  violence,  death,  murder,  flashback

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: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,  gun,  blood,  violence

Run All Night (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Run All Night (2015)

Professional Brooklyn hitman Jimmy Conlon is more commonly known as THE GRAVEDIGGER. Jimmy was a mob hit-man, who was best friends with his boss Sean Maguire. But when Jimmy's son, Michael, is marked for death by the mob, Jimmy must go up against Sean to protect Michael at all costs. Together, he and Michael must avoid corrupt cops, contract killers and the mob to survive the night. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  drunkenness
Locations:bar
Characters:alcoholic
Story:subway station,  police detective,  police corruption,  murder of a police officer,  told in flashback,  swat team,  corrupt cop,  attempted murder,  on the run,  child in peril,  one man army,  subway,  assassin,  police station,  shot in the back,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  slow motion scene,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  new york city,  photograph,  blood,  death,  flashback,  police,  murder,  violence

Cop Out (2010) is one of the best movies like 16 Blocks (2006)
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,  jail cell,  police detective,  shot in the side,  kicking in a door,  police captain,  scene of the crime,  partner,  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,  flashback,  violence,  blood,  police,  murder

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,  flashback,  murder,  death,  gun,  blood,  violence,  police

Vantage Point (2008)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Vantage Point (2008)

The President of the United States is in Salamanca, Spain, about to address the city in a public square. We see a plain-clothes cop, his girlfriend with another man, a mother and child, an American tourist with a video camera, and a Secret Service agent newly returned from medical leave. Shots ring out and the President falls; a few minutes later, we hear a distant explosion, then a bomb goes off in the square. Those minutes are retold, several times, emphasizing different characters' actions. Gradually, we discover who's behind the plot. Is the Secret Service one step ahead, or have the President's adversaries thought of everything? (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy,  deception,  kidnapping
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage,  policeman,  girl
Story:sniper rifle,  telephone call,  shot in the side,  sharpshooter,  murder of a police officer,  street life,  wound,  silencer,  witness,  pursuit,  sniper,  double cross,  child in peril,  hit by a car,  ambulance,  disguise,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shooting,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  shot to death,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  police,  death,  gun,  flashback,  murder,  blood

3 Days To Kill (2014)
Action, Drama, Thriller

3 Days To Kill (2014)

Dying of brain cancer, a dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he's previously kept at arm's length to keep out of danger; but first, he must complete one last mission - even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunt down the world's most ruthless terrorist and look after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years while his wife is out of town. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  deception,  kidnapping
Locations:elevator,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:blood on shirt,  subway station,  limping,  last will and testament,  silencer,  race against time,  shot in the leg,  hit by a car,  one man army,  subway,  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,  number in title,  flashback,  violence,  death,  blood,  murder

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

Premium Rush (2012)

Wilee is one of 1,500 bike couriers in Manhattan who rides on the edge by having a bike with no brakes. On this day, Wilee has a delivery that is so valuable that a corrupt NYC Detective, who needs the money, begins to chase Wilee throughout the city to get it before the envelope is delivered.

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:bar
Characters:detective
Story:subway station,  police detective,  chinatown manhattan new york city,  nypd,  wilhelm scream,  one day,  murder of a police officer,  corrupt cop,  silencer,  race against time,  hit by a car,  subway,  ambulance,  police station,  manhattan new york city,  car crash,  slow motion scene,  shot to death,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  pistol,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  murder,  flashback,  police

Insomnia (2002)
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:policeman,  detective,  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,  flashback,  blood,  police,  death,  gun

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,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback,  police,  murder,  violence,  blood,  gun

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. (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,  violence,  death,  flashback,  gun,  blood,  murder

Takers (2010) is one of the best movies like 16 Blocks (2006)
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,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

El Mariachi (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

El Mariachi (1992)

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

Themes:deception,  kidnapping
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Story:blood on shirt,  jail cell,  shot in the side,  shot in the hand,  sawed off shotgun,  one day,  silencer,  race against time,  attempted murder,  prologue,  on the run,  double cross,  hit by a car,  one man army,  assassin,  telephone,  jail,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  bus,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  gun,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

Fallen (1998)
Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

Fallen (1998)

Det. John Hobbes is convinced that when killer Edgar Reese is executed, all of his troubles are over. But when people he knows and people on the street start to sing the same tune that Reese sang in the gas chamber, and those same people taunt him, he is told that maybe the cursed fallen angel Azazel is behind it all. Azazel is cursed to roam the Earth without a form, and he can switch bodies by any contact, making him hard to track. When Hobbes is forced to kill a man possessed by Azazel, he must clear his name while protecting his family and others from the evil, vengeful Azazel. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:jail cell,  police detective,  police lieutenant,  police captain,  riddle,  partner,  murder of a police officer,  told in flashback,  witness,  self sacrifice,  on the run,  double cross,  child in peril,  subway,  police station,  shot in the back,  telephone,  handcuffs,  dead body,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  bus,  cat,  slow motion scene,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  murder,  violence,  death,  police,  flashback,  blood,  gun

Hot Fuzz (2007)
Action, Comedy

Hot Fuzz (2007)

Top London cop, PC Nicholas Angel is good. Too good. And to stop the rest of his team looking bad, he is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford. He is paired with Danny Butterman, who endlessly questions him on the action lifestyle. Everything seems quiet for Angel, until two actors are found decapitated. It is called an accident, but Angel isn't going to accept that, especially when more and more people turn up dead. Angel and Danny clash with everyone, whilst trying to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the apparent "accidents". (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  bar
Characters:hostage,  policeman,  detective
Story:gunshot wound,  birthday cake,  police detective,  telephone call,  tape recording,  notebook,  police corruption,  partner,  tape recorder,  corrupt cop,  prologue,  shot in the leg,  child in peril,  police station,  handcuffs,  dead body,  car crash,  birthday,  rifle,  gunfight,  bus,  slow motion scene,  urination,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  chase,  photograph,  murder,  violence,  death,  flashback,  gun,  blood,  police

Welcome To The Punch (2013) is one of the best movies like 16 Blocks (2006)
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,  police,  death,  flashback,  murder

Cellular (2004)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Cellular (2004)

A young man receives a call on his cellular phone from a woman who says she's been kidnapped, and thinks she's going to be killed soon, along with her husband and son who the kidnappers have gone after next. The catch? She doesn't know where she is... and his cell phone battery might go dead soon.

Themes:paranoia,  conspiracy,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop
Characters:lawyer,  hostage
Story:eye witness,  police detective,  telephone call,  one day,  police corruption,  construction site,  witness,  race against time,  shot in the leg,  child in peril,  police station,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  blood,  police,  violence,  murder

Runaway Jury (2003)
Drama, Thriller

Runaway Jury (2003)

Wendell Rohr is a torts lawyer taking on the gun lobby. Rankin Fitch is the jury consultant for the Defendants and between them the battle is for the hearts and minds of the jury. But there is someone on the inside. Nicholas Easter is a juror with a girlfriend, Marlee, on the outside. they have a past ..... and their own agenda. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  conspiracy,  deception,  drinking
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:alcoholic,  lawyer,  policeman
Story:birthday cake,  telephone call,  courthouse,  black and white scene,  street life,  black american,  pursuit,  race against time,  attempted murder,  prologue,  double cross,  ambulance,  disguise,  telephone,  car crash,  birthday,  rifle,  shooting,  bus,  drink,  slow motion scene,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  african american,  murder,  gun,  death,  blood

Jack Reacher (2012)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher (2012)

In an innocent heartland city, five are shot dead by an expert sniper. The police quickly identify and arrest the culprit, and build a slam-dunk case. But instead of confessing, the accused man writes the words, "Get Jack Reacher." Reacher himself sees the news report and turns up in the city. The defense is immensely relieved, but Reacher has come to bury the guy. Shocked at the accused's request, Reacher sets out to confirm for himself the absolute certainty of the man's guilt, but comes up with more than he bargained for. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  conspiracy,  deception,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  police detective,  police officer shot,  construction site,  damsel in distress,  corrupt cop,  sniper,  child in peril,  one man army,  assassin,  police station,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  bus,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback,  police,  blood,  violence,  death

Sicario (2015) is one of the best movies like 16 Blocks (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Sicario (2015)

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

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:lawyer,  hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  kicking in a door,  police officer shot,  police corruption,  partner,  murder of a police officer,  swat team,  black american,  corrupt cop,  silencer,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  double cross,  assassin,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  urination,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  photograph,  african american,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  death

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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