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21 Jump Street (2012)
Action, Comedy, Crime

21 Jump Street (2012)

In high school, Schmidt ('Jonah Hill' (qv)) was a dork and Jenko ('Channing Tatum' (qv)) was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are assigned to an undercover unit to infiltrate a drug ring that is supplying high school students synthetic drugs. (Read More)

Themes:drugs,  deception,  drunkenness,  friendship
Mood:parody
Locations:church
Characters:hostage,  prostitute
Period:2010s,  2000s
Story:jock,  drug,  drug induced hallucination,  undercover,  party drug,  high school,  drug supplier,  drug overdose,  undercover cop,  drug dealer,  police arrest,  police shootout,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  house party,  car explosion,  police misconduct,  law enforcement satire,  sticking out tongue,  high school play,  police academy,  wheel boot,  reference to miley cyrus,  number 4,  white tuxedo,  one percenter,  drama class,  chemistry class,  gas cylinder,  reference to eminem,  fake nose,  burnt corpse,  live chicken,  reference to justin bieber,  underachiever,  tanker truck,  reference to peter pan,  winking,  playing against type,  little black dress,  drooling,  reference to tom cruise,  man carrying a woman,  chore,  address as title,  obstacle course,  street in title,  exploding motorcycle,  target shooting,  high school principal,  severed penis,  partnership,  motorcycle crash,  playing acoustic guitar,  shoe store,  narcotics,  pinata,  male singer,  childhood photo,  year 2005,  high school senior,  penthouse,  rookie cop,  clique,  555 phone number,  arm sling,  shot in the crotch,  school play,  dove,  biker gang,  year 2012,  police captain,  reference to twitter,  motorcycle gang,  shot in the throat,  burnt body,  role reversal,  buddy comedy,  prom,  popularity,  stoned,  18 year old,  buddy cop,  unlikely hero,  two man army,  reference to facebook,  high school teacher,  shot in the neck,  insecurity,  marijuana joint,  text messaging,  shot multiple times,  wilhelm scream,  geek,  environmentalism,  wisecrack humor,  kicked in the crotch,  punched in the stomach,  underage drinking,  stealing a car,  cameo,  mexican standoff,  false identity,  police chase,  head butt,  shaving,  eavesdropping,  poem,  machismo,  love interest,  shot in the arm,  character says i love you,  first part,  gay teenager,  high school student,  scene during end credits,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  based on tv series,  limousine,  hit by a car,  teacher student relationship,  anti hero,  exploding car,  montage,  disguise,  police station,  foot chase,  menage a trois,  f word,  hallucination,  car chase,  action hero,  vomiting,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  remake,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  digit in title,  shootout,  cell phone,  coming of age,  pistol,  surprise ending,  three word title,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  police,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  number in title,  kiss,  violence,  fight,  threesome,  flashback

22 Jump Street (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime

22 Jump Street (2014)

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drugs,  friendship
Characters:hostage
Story:party drug,  undercover cop,  undercover,  drug dealer,  police shootout,  pistol whip,  address as title,  street in title,  partnership,  pinata,  police captain,  buddy comedy,  jock,  buddy cop,  two man army,  text messaging,  wilhelm scream,  wisecrack humor,  stealing a car,  cameo,  mexican standoff,  police chase,  drug,  eavesdropping,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  based on tv series,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  montage,  disguise,  police station,  foot chase,  f word,  hallucination,  car chase,  action hero,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  high school,  shot to death,  digit in title,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  number in title,  flashback,  police,  fight

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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:deception
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:undercover cop,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police academy,  biker gang,  motorcycle gang,  buddy comedy,  buddy cop,  two man army,  text messaging,  wisecrack humor,  stealing a car,  mexican standoff,  police chase,  head butt,  eavesdropping,  shot in the arm,  scene during end credits,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  anti hero,  exploding car,  police station,  foot chase,  car chase,  action hero,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  high school,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  police,  violence,  fight

Ride Along 2 (2016)
Action, Comedy

Ride Along 2 (2016)

The RIDE ALONG 2 sequel picks up about a year after our heroes' last adventure. Plans for a quick trip to Miami go bad. With the wedding upcoming, James reluctantly takes Ben with him to Miami to follow up on a lead connected to a drug ring case he's been trying to crack. In Miami, they meet Maya, a no-BS homicide detective who lets them know Miami is her turf. They also encounter AJ, a shady cocky computer hacker who reveals evidence that implicates a well-respected local businessman, the wealthy Antonio Pope. Pope harbors a vicious streak and rules South Florida's drug trade. If Ben and James can convince the authorities that Pope is a brutal crime boss they'll stop his spree. If they fail, well there may not be a wedding after all. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  drugs
Period:2010s
Story:undercover cop,  drug dealer,  police shootout,  pistol whip,  rookie cop,  police captain,  buddy comedy,  buddy cop,  two man army,  text messaging,  stealing a car,  cameo,  mexican standoff,  police chase,  drug,  eavesdropping,  love interest,  shot in the arm,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  anti hero,  exploding car,  montage,  disguise,  police station,  foot chase,  hallucination,  car chase,  action hero,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  digit in title,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  number in title,  violence,  police

Brick Mansions (2014) is one of the best movies like 21 Jump Street (2012)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:deception,  drugs
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:undercover cop,  drug dealer,  police shootout,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  buddy cop,  two man army,  stealing a car,  mexican standoff,  police chase,  head butt,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  undercover,  anti hero,  police station,  foot chase,  car chase,  action hero,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  remake,  machine gun,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  police,  fight,  flashback,  violence

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Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA. This is why Menace II Society (1993) is one of the best movies like 21 Jump Street (2012).

Themes:drunkenness,  drugs,  friendship
Story:drug overdose,  drug dealer,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  high school teacher,  marijuana joint,  underage drinking,  stealing a car,  police chase,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  high school student,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  anti hero,  police station,  foot chase,  f word,  vomiting,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  high school,  shot to death,  shootout,  coming of age,  pistol,  surprise ending,  three word title,  party,  mother son relationship,  number in title,  flashback,  fight,  violence,  police

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:deception
Locations:church
Characters:hostage
Period:2000s
Story:undercover cop,  drug dealer,  police shootout,  rookie cop,  unlikely hero,  mexican standoff,  police chase,  machismo,  love interest,  undercover,  anti hero,  police station,  foot chase,  f word,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  remake,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  number in title,  violence,  kiss,  police,  fight

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

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:deception,  drugs,  friendship
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:drug dealer,  one percenter,  exploding motorcycle,  biker gang,  motorcycle gang,  shot in the throat,  shot in the neck,  text messaging,  stealing a car,  head butt,  shaving,  machismo,  anti hero,  montage,  disguise,  f word,  action hero,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  coming of age,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  fight,  police,  violence

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The Way Of The Gun (2000) is one of the best movies like 21 Jump Street (2012)
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:deception,  friendship
Characters:hostage,  prostitute
Period:2000s
Story:police arrest,  police shootout,  pistol whip,  shot in the crotch,  shot in the throat,  two man army,  shot in the neck,  stealing a car,  mexican standoff,  head butt,  eavesdropping,  shot in the arm,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  anti hero,  police station,  f word,  car chase,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  fight,  violence

Homefront (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Homefront (2013)

Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his actions against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his bosses son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9 year old daughter, Maddy. He decides to quit the turbulent and demanding life of thrill for Maddy's sake and retires to a small town. His daughter fights off a boy who is bullying her at school, and this sets in motion a round of events that end in his direct confrontation with the local Meth drug lord. His past history with the biker gang also enters the arena, making matters more complex. But he has a mission in his mind to protect his daughter and he is ready to pay any cost that it demands. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drugs
Characters:hostage
Story:drug dealer,  one percenter,  exploding motorcycle,  biker gang,  motorcycle gang,  marijuana joint,  punched in the stomach,  stealing a car,  drug,  head butt,  machismo,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  anti hero,  exploding car,  disguise,  foot chase,  f word,  car chase,  action hero,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  fight,  violence,  flashback

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. This is why Cop Out (2010) is one of the best movies like 21 Jump Street (2012). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drugs
Locations:church
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover cop,  drug dealer,  police shootout,  police captain,  buddy comedy,  buddy cop,  two man army,  wisecrack humor,  kicked in the crotch,  mexican standoff,  police chase,  drug,  scene during end credits,  undercover,  hit by a car,  montage,  disguise,  police station,  foot chase,  f word,  car chase,  action hero,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  flashback,  police,  kiss,  violence

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Grimsby (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Grimsby (2016)

MI6's top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's a football hooligan (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want - 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There's only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  drugs,  friendship
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:drug dealer,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  shot in the crotch,  shot in the throat,  buddy comedy,  two man army,  shot in the neck,  wisecrack humor,  kicked in the crotch,  stealing a car,  mexican standoff,  police chase,  head butt,  eavesdropping,  scene during end credits,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  montage,  disguise,  foot chase,  f word,  car chase,  action hero,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  police,  flashback,  fight,  violence

The Heat (2013) is one of the best movies like 21 Jump Street (2012)
Action, Comedy, Crime

The Heat (2013)

Sarah Ashburn, an FBI agent, is extremely ambitious and has her eye on a promotion, but she doesn't get along with her co-workers. She is sent to Boston to uncover the identity of an elusive drug lord, Mr. Larkin, by tracking down his proxy, Rojas, and is told that she'll have a good shot at the promotion if she finds Larkin. When she arrives in Boston, she learns that Larkin has been eliminating his competition and taking over their operations. She learns that Rojas is in Boston PD custody and goes to see him to ask him what he knows about Larkin, but is warned that the cop who arrested Rojas, Shannon Mullins, is very territorial, and she is not exactly sociable. When the two meet they don't get along. When Mullins learns why Ashburn is in Boston, she decides to find Larkin herself. Ashburn is told by her boss to work with Mullins, but it won't be easy because Ashburn does things by the book while Mullins does things her way. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drugs
Characters:hostage,  prostitute
Period:2010s
Story:drug supplier,  drug,  undercover cop,  drug dealer,  police shootout,  pistol whip,  police misconduct,  shot in the crotch,  police captain,  buddy comedy,  buddy cop,  marijuana joint,  mexican standoff,  police chase,  head butt,  scene during end credits,  undercover,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  montage,  police station,  f word,  car chase,  gunfight,  arrest,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  violence,  police

Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Comedy, Crime

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

Set in the 1970s in a metropolis called "Bay City," this is the tale of two police detective partners, Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson, and Dave Starsky, who always seem to get the toughest cases from their boss, Captain Dobey, rely on omniscient street informer Huggy Bear and race to the scene of the crimes in their souped-up 1974 Ford Torino hot rod, telling the story of their first big case (as a prequel to the TV show), which involved a former college campus drug dealer who went on to become a white collar criminal. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  drugs
Mood:parody
Characters:hostage
Story:drug,  drug dealer,  police shootout,  partnership,  police captain,  buddy comedy,  buddy cop,  two man army,  cameo,  police chase,  eavesdropping,  scene during end credits,  undercover,  based on tv series,  limousine,  hit by a car,  disguise,  police station,  foot chase,  hallucination,  car chase,  remake,  shot in the chest,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  police,  threesome,  violence

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Hummingbird (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hummingbird (2013)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness
Locations:church
Characters:prostitute
Story:playing against type,  555 phone number,  punched in the stomach,  head butt,  shaving,  shot in the arm,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  anti hero,  montage,  foot chase,  f word,  hallucination,  vomiting,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  police,  flashback,  violence,  fight

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

Detroit cop Axel Foley is delighted when he receives a surprise visit from his best friend Mikey Tandino, who lives in California. Not long after Mikey arrives in Detroit, Mikey is killed, right in front of Axel, by a man named Zack. Axel follows Zack to Beverly Hills, California, where Beverly Hills police department Lieutenant Andrew Bogomil assigns Detective Billy Rosewood and Rosewood's partner, Sergeant John Taggart, to keep an eye on Axel. Axel visits his friend Jenny Summers, who works in an art gallery. With Jenny's help, Axel discovers that Zack works for Jenny's boss, Victor Maitland, the man who owns the art gallery. Maitland is a drug kingpin who is using the gallery as a front, and Maitland had Zack kill Mikey after Maitland accused Mikey of stealing some of Maitland's bonds. With the help of Jenny, Billy, and Taggart, Axel does what he can to make sure Maitland and Zack won't kill any more people. This is why Beverly Hills Cop (1984) is one of the best movies like 21 Jump Street (2012). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  drugs
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover cop,  drug dealer,  police shootout,  police captain,  buddy comedy,  buddy cop,  wisecrack humor,  police chase,  drug,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  first part,  undercover,  limousine,  anti hero,  police station,  foot chase,  car chase,  action hero,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  three word title,  explosion,  police,  violence

Machete Kills (2013) is one of the best movies like 21 Jump Street (2012)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Machete Kills (2013)

During an operation of a Mexican Cartel, Machete Cortez and Sartana Rivera intercept the criminals alone, but another group arrives and a masked man kills Sartana. Machete is arrested, accused of killing his beloved Sartana and Sheriff Doakes hangs Machete. But the President of the USA Rathcock pardons and recruits Machete to kill the revolutionary Marcos Mendez that has threatened the USA with a missile with a bomb. Machete goes to San Antonio to meet the Miss San Antonio Blanca Vasquez that will be the liaison between Machete and President Rathcock. Then Machete goes to the brothel of Madame Desdemona to seek out the prostitute Cereza that is Mendez's mistress. Machete meets Mendez and learns that his heart is connected to the missile and only the arm dealer Luther Voz is capable to disarm the bomb. Now Machete needs to bring Mendez to the USA in less than twenty-four hours and save his new country in a dangerous journey with betrayals. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Mood:parody
Characters:hostage,  prostitute
Story:reference to twitter,  shot in the throat,  shot in the neck,  wilhelm scream,  wisecrack humor,  stealing a car,  cameo,  mexican standoff,  head butt,  shot in the arm,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  anti hero,  exploding car,  disguise,  police station,  foot chase,  f word,  car chase,  action hero,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  police,  flashback,  violence,  fight

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New Jack City (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drugs,  friendship
Characters:hostage,  prostitute
Story:drug,  undercover cop,  drug dealer,  police shootout,  police captain,  wisecrack humor,  cameo,  police chase,  machismo,  character says i love you,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  anti hero,  montage,  disguise,  police station,  f word,  action hero,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  police,  flashback,  violence,  fight

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:deception,  drunkenness
Characters:hostage,  prostitute
Story:undercover cop,  drug dealer,  penthouse,  police captain,  shot in the throat,  kicked in the crotch,  punched in the stomach,  police chase,  head butt,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  undercover,  stabbed in the back,  limousine,  hit by a car,  police station,  foot chase,  f word,  car chase,  action hero,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  father son relationship,  fight,  police,  flashback,  violence

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:deception
Period:2010s
Story:shot in the throat,  shot in the neck,  stealing a car,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  limousine,  hit by a car,  anti hero,  montage,  foot chase,  f word,  car chase,  action hero,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  digit in title,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  number in title,  violence,  flashback,  fight

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Spy (2015) is one of the best movies like 21 Jump Street (2012)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis. This is why Spy (2015) is one of the best movies like 21 Jump Street (2012). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  friendship
Characters:hostage,  prostitute
Story:pistol whip,  white tuxedo,  wisecrack humor,  stealing a car,  cameo,  mexican standoff,  false identity,  head butt,  shot in the arm,  undercover,  disguise,  foot chase,  f word,  car chase,  vomiting,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  flashback,  violence,  fight

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:deception,  friendship
Characters:hostage
Story:police shootout,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  car explosion,  buddy comedy,  buddy cop,  two man army,  wisecrack humor,  kicked in the crotch,  stealing a car,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  hit by a car,  anti hero,  exploding car,  police station,  f word,  car chase,  action hero,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  fight,  police,  violence,  flashback

Snitch (2013)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Snitch (2013)

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

Themes:deception,  drugs
Period:2010s
Story:drug dealer,  narcotics,  18 year old,  drug,  shot in the arm,  character says i love you,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  exploding car,  foot chase,  car chase,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  party,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  violence

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  drugs,  friendship
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:drug overdose,  drug dealer,  street shootout,  reference to twitter,  reference to facebook,  text messaging,  wisecrack humor,  cameo,  drug,  head butt,  shaving,  eavesdropping,  character says i love you,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  anti hero,  exploding car,  montage,  f word,  hallucination,  car chase,  action hero,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  violence,  fight,  flashback

The Transporter Refueled (2015) is one of the best movies like 21 Jump Street (2012)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The Transporter Refueled (2015)

Frank Martin, played by newcomer Ed Skrein, a former special-ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life - or so he thinks - transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank's father (Ray Stevenson) pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme-fatale, Anna (Loan Chabanol), and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century. Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women out for revenge. From the producers of LUCY and the TAKEN trilogy, THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED is a fresh personification of the iconic role of Frank Martin, that launches the high-octane franchise into the present-day and introduces it to the next generation of thrill-seekers. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  friendship
Characters:hostage,  prostitute
Period:2010s
Story:drug overdose,  pistol whip,  burnt corpse,  burnt body,  text messaging,  shot multiple times,  wisecrack humor,  stealing a car,  mexican standoff,  police chase,  head butt,  shot in the arm,  limousine,  hit by a car,  anti hero,  exploding car,  disguise,  police station,  foot chase,  car chase,  action hero,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  police,  violence,  fight,  flashback

Dragnet (1987)
Comedy, Crime

Dragnet (1987)

Friday and Streebek are assigned to some very strange robberies, like i.e. the stealing of one bat, a 30 foot long snake and the mane of a lion from a zoo. All the latest BAIT magazines were also recently stolen, and some chemicals that when are mixed correctly develops a very deadly gas. All these thefts have one thing in common; visit cards with the word "PAGAN" left at the crime scenes. Solving these crimes, including why plenty of police vehicles have been stolen lately, involves the usual; to drink coffee at strip tease bars, rescue kidnapped virgins from drowning and lose their jobs. This is why Dragnet (1987) is one of the best movies like 21 Jump Street (2012). (Read More)

Mood:parody
Characters:hostage
Story:police shootout,  law enforcement satire,  police captain,  buddy comedy,  buddy cop,  stealing a car,  police chase,  undercover,  based on tv series,  limousine,  exploding car,  disguise,  police station,  foot chase,  car chase,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  machine gun,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  police,  fight

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Kick-ass 2 (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

After Kick-Ass' insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist -- reborn as The Mother F%&*^r -- only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world's first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she's forced to retire-leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world's first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there's only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  friendship
Characters:hostage,  prostitute
Story:reference to justin bieber,  reference to twitter,  jock,  unlikely hero,  reference to facebook,  text messaging,  wisecrack humor,  kicked in the crotch,  punched in the stomach,  high school student,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  montage,  disguise,  police station,  foot chase,  f word,  vomiting,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  high school,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  coming of age,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  police,  violence,  flashback

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:deception
Characters:hostage
Story:pistol whip,  high school principal,  prom,  stealing a car,  drug,  character says i love you,  high school student,  undercover,  hit by a car,  anti hero,  exploding car,  montage,  disguise,  police station,  foot chase,  hallucination,  car chase,  action hero,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  high school,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  number in title,  fight,  flashback,  violence

Red Dawn (2012) is one of the best movies like 21 Jump Street (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:deception,  friendship
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s,  2000s
Story:street shootout,  high school principal,  unlikely hero,  machismo,  character says i love you,  high school student,  hit by a car,  anti hero,  exploding car,  montage,  disguise,  police station,  car chase,  action hero,  vomiting,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  remake,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  high school,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father son relationship,  fight,  violence

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Dope (2015)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Dope (2015)

A coming of age comedy/drama for the post hip hop generation. Malcolm is a geek, carefully surviving life in The Bottoms, a tough neighborhood in Inglewood, CA filled with gangsters and drug dealers, while juggling his senior year of college applications, interviews and the SAT. His dream is to attend Harvard. A chance invitation to a big underground party leads Malcolm and his friends into an "only in Los Angeles" gritty adventure filled with offbeat characters and bad choices. If Malcolm can persevere, he'll go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Story:drug dealer,  reference to justin bieber,  reference to twitter,  prom,  marijuana joint,  geek,  underage drinking,  police chase,  drug,  high school student,  scene during end credits,  car chase,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  high school,  shot to death,  shootout,  coming of age,  pistol,  party,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  violence

Xxx (2002)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx (2002)

Xander "XXX" Cage is a thrill seeker who until now has been deemed untouchable by the law. NSA Agent Gibbons forces XXX to cooperate with the government to infiltrate an underground Russian crime ring, and avoid going to prison. Gibbons sends XXX to enter this world of crime undetected where others have failed, using his natural athletic prowess and a whole lot of attitude. Xander must combat an organization led by a clever, ruthless and nihilistic Yorgi whose first target is the city of Prague. This is why Xxx (2002) is one of the best movies like 21 Jump Street (2012). (Read More)

Period:2000s
Story:undercover cop,  police shootout,  exploding motorcycle,  shot in the throat,  unlikely hero,  stealing a car,  cameo,  mexican standoff,  false identity,  police chase,  head butt,  machismo,  love interest,  undercover,  anti hero,  exploding car,  disguise,  car chase,  action hero,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  police,  kiss

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,  drugs,  friendship
Characters:hostage,  prostitute
Period:2000s
Story:drug overdose,  drug dealer,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  motorcycle crash,  police captain,  unlikely hero,  shot in the neck,  shot multiple times,  stealing a car,  mexican standoff,  shot in the arm,  stabbed in the back,  anti hero,  exploding car,  police station,  f word,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  violence,  flashback,  police

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Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like 21 Jump Street (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

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

Themes:deception
Locations:church
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:street shootout,  pistol whip,  car explosion,  unlikely hero,  text messaging,  shot multiple times,  stealing a car,  cameo,  police chase,  eavesdropping,  undercover,  anti hero,  exploding car,  foot chase,  f word,  car chase,  action hero,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  fight,  police,  flashback,  violence

The Watch (2012)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

The Watch (2012)

In Glenview, Ohio, Evan is the manager of the Costco department store and married to Abby. When the Costco night watchman, Antonio Guzman, is mysteriously murdered, Evan organizes The Neighborhood Watch, a watch team with his suburban neighbors Bob, Franklin and Jamarcus to protect the neighborhood and find the killer of Antonio. Soon they discover that the murderer is an alien that is preparing to invade Earth, and they become the last hope of mankind on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  friendship
Period:2010s
Story:reference to justin bieber,  severed penis,  shot in the crotch,  year 2012,  marijuana joint,  text messaging,  head butt,  eavesdropping,  machismo,  character says i love you,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  hit by a car,  montage,  disguise,  police station,  foot chase,  f word,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  police,  violence,  fight

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:deception,  drugs,  friendship
Characters:hostage
Story:drug dealer,  police shootout,  burnt body,  marijuana joint,  kicked in the crotch,  police chase,  drug,  head butt,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  high school student,  stabbed in the back,  hit by a car,  anti hero,  exploding car,  montage,  disguise,  f word,  car chase,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  high school,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  police,  violence,  fight,  kiss,  flashback

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Lat Sau San Taam (1992)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Lat Sau San Taam (1992)

Mobsters are smuggling guns into Hong Kong. The police orchestrate a raid at a teahouse where an ace detective loses his partner. Meanwhile, the two main gun smugglers are having a war over territory, and a young new gun is enlisted to wipe out informants and overcome barriers to growth. The detective, acting from inside sources, gets closer to the ring leaders and eventually must work with the inside man directly. This is why Lat Sau San Taam (1992) is one of the best movies like 21 Jump Street (2012). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  friendship
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover cop,  undercover,  police shootout,  pistol whip,  exploding motorcycle,  partnership,  burnt body,  shot in the neck,  punched in the stomach,  mexican standoff,  head butt,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  exploding car,  hallucination,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  violence,  police,  fight

Banlieue 13 (2004) is one of the best movies like 21 Jump Street (2012)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Banlieue 13 (2004)

In the near future, the worst ghettos of Paris, France are literally walled off and among the worst is District B13. Controlled by the ruthless crime lord, Taha, a young righteous punk named Leito is determined to bring him down. When the boss retaliates by kidnapping his sister, Lola, a rescue attempt by Leito is destroyed by betrayal that gets him arrested and Lola kept in the clutches in Taha. Six months later, a crackerjack undercover cop named Damien is given a urgent mission: a neutron bomb has been stolen by Taha in District B13 which has an automatic timer function engaged and set to detonate in less than 24 hours. Now with time running out, Damien and Leito must work together to find and stop the bomb, but there is far more to this crisis than any of the field players realize. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drugs
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:undercover cop,  drug dealer,  police shootout,  police captain,  buddy cop,  drug,  head butt,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  first part,  undercover,  anti hero,  disguise,  police station,  foot chase,  car chase,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  number in title,  violence,  police,  fight

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
Story:drug dealer,  police shootout,  street shootout,  punched in the stomach,  stealing a car,  mexican standoff,  police chase,  machismo,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  hit by a car,  disguise,  police station,  foot chase,  car chase,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  police,  violence

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The Nice Guys (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  friendship
Characters:hostage
Story:street shootout,  pistol whip,  car explosion,  penthouse,  arm sling,  buddy comedy,  buddy cop,  unlikely hero,  two man army,  marijuana joint,  wisecrack humor,  stealing a car,  shaving,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  hit by a car,  anti hero,  exploding car,  foot chase,  f word,  hallucination,  car chase,  action hero,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  three word title,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  flashback,  police,  violence,  fight

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:deception,  drunkenness,  drugs,  friendship
Characters:hostage,  prostitute
Period:2010s
Story:drug dealer,  police shootout,  street shootout,  rookie cop,  reference to twitter,  reference to facebook,  shot in the neck,  marijuana joint,  police chase,  eavesdropping,  machismo,  limousine,  exploding car,  montage,  police station,  foot chase,  f word,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  digit in title,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  police,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  number in title,  violence

Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like 21 Jump Street (2012)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... This is why Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like 21 Jump Street (2012). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness
Characters:hostage,  prostitute
Story:police shootout,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  marijuana joint,  text messaging,  shot multiple times,  wilhelm scream,  stealing a car,  police chase,  head butt,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  character says i love you,  stabbed in the back,  hit by a car,  anti hero,  exploding car,  montage,  disguise,  foot chase,  f word,  car chase,  action hero,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  fight,  flashback,  violence,  police

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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:deception,  friendship
Characters:hostage
Story:police arrest,  high school principal,  555 phone number,  high school teacher,  shot multiple times,  police chase,  shot in the arm,  character says i love you,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  hit by a car,  anti hero,  disguise,  police station,  foot chase,  car chase,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  high school,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  kiss,  flashback,  fight,  police

Patriots Day (2016)
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:deception
Locations:church
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:drug dealer,  police shootout,  street shootout,  marijuana joint,  text messaging,  stealing a car,  cameo,  police chase,  exploding car,  montage,  police station,  f word,  car chase,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  violence,  police,  fight

Baby Driver (2017)
Action, Crime, Music, Thriller

Baby Driver (2017)

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

Themes:deception
Period:2010s
Story:undercover cop,  police shootout,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  marijuana joint,  wisecrack humor,  stealing a car,  police chase,  eavesdropping,  love interest,  shot in the arm,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  hit by a car,  anti hero,  exploding car,  montage,  disguise,  foot chase,  f word,  car chase,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  coming of age,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  violence,  police,  kiss,  flashback

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Bad Boys (1995) is one of the best movies like 21 Jump Street (2012)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Bad Boys (1995)

Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate matters, in order to get the assistance of the sole witness to a murder, they have to pretend to be each other. (Read More)

Themes:drugs
Characters:prostitute
Story:drug,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police captain,  buddy comedy,  buddy cop,  two man army,  wisecrack humor,  mexican standoff,  police chase,  machismo,  first part,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  anti hero,  exploding car,  police station,  foot chase,  f word,  car chase,  action hero,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  fight,  police,  violence,  kiss

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 21 Jump Street (2012). (Read More)

Themes:deception
Characters:hostage
Story:drug dealer,  police shootout,  pistol whip,  unlikely hero,  marijuana joint,  text messaging,  head butt,  shot in the arm,  character says i love you,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  anti hero,  exploding car,  montage,  disguise,  police station,  f word,  vomiting,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  violence,  fight,  flashback,  police

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)

Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:church
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:wisecrack humor,  stealing a car,  cameo,  mexican standoff,  head butt,  eavesdropping,  shot in the arm,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  hit by a car,  anti hero,  exploding car,  montage,  foot chase,  car chase,  action hero,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  violence,  fight

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Sabotage (2014)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Sabotage (2014)

An elite DEA team raids the safe house of a drug cartel and hide $10 million in the plumbing. When they go back to retrieve the money it is not there. The team is under investigation for the missing $10 million. Then after a couple months the investigation is lifted. The team trains together again and then celebrates at a strip club. Then one of the team is murdered. He wakes up in his RV on railroad tracks. Then a second team member is nailed to the ceiling. The third team member is gunned down at his remote cabin. There is a female City of Atlanta investigator in charge of the murders. After investigating the cartel angle, the twisted truth comes to light. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  friendship
Characters:hostage
Story:drug,  pistol whip,  playing against type,  shot in the neck,  shot multiple times,  kicked in the crotch,  stealing a car,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  character says i love you,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  hit by a car,  anti hero,  f word,  car chase,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  flashback,  violence

Power Rangers (2017) is one of the best movies like 21 Jump Street (2012)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Power Rangers (2017)

High school outcasts stumble upon an old alien ship, where they acquire superpowers and are dubbed the Power Rangers. Learning that an old enemy of the previous generation has returned to exact vegenance, the group must harness their powers and use them to work together and save the world.

Themes:deception,  friendship
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:clique,  jock,  high school teacher,  text messaging,  wilhelm scream,  geek,  cameo,  police chase,  head butt,  eavesdropping,  high school student,  scene during end credits,  based on tv series,  anti hero,  exploding car,  montage,  foot chase,  car chase,  action hero,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  remake,  shot in the chest,  high school,  cell phone,  coming of age,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  fight,  violence,  kiss

The Green Hornet (2011)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Green Hornet (2011)

Playboy Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) becomes the new publisher of Los Angeles' "The Daily Sentinel" after the sudden death of his father. Britt's party life is about to change when he and his driver and kung fu expert, Kato (Jay Chou), stop a robbery. With the help of Kato, Britt starts a new career of fighting crime as the masked superhero "The Green Hornet". (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  drugs
Mood:parody
Locations:church
Story:drug dealer,  little black dress,  buddy comedy,  two man army,  kicked in the crotch,  punched in the stomach,  cameo,  police chase,  head butt,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  based on tv series,  limousine,  hit by a car,  anti hero,  exploding car,  montage,  car chase,  action hero,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  three word title,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  fight,  flashback,  police,  violence

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