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A History Of Violence (2005)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

A History Of Violence (2005)

This is the story of a mild-mannered man, named Tom Stall, who becomes a local hero through an act of violence, he lives a happy and quiet life with his lawyer wife and their two children in the small town of Millbrook, Indiana. But one night their idyllic existence is shattered when Tom foils a vicious attempted robbery in his diner. Sensing danger, he takes action and saves his customers and friends in the self-defense killings of two-sought-after criminals. Heralded as a hero, Tom's life is changed overnight, attracting a national media circus, which forces him into the spotlight. Uncomfortable with his newfound celebrity, Tom tries to return to the normalcy of his ordinary life only to be confronted by a mysterious and threatening man who arrives in town believing Tom is the man who wronged him in the past. As Tom and his family fight back against this case of mistaken identity and struggle to cope with their changed reality, they are forced to confront their relationships and the divisive issues which surface as a result. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  trauma,  panic,  bullying,  insanity,  redemption,  mafia,  paranoia,  terrorism,  theft,  robbery,  deception,  fear,  marriage,  kidnapping,  revenge,  love
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Locations:pennsylvania,  lake,  church,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:sheriff,  lust,  waitress,  bully,  christian,  thief,  lawyer,  hostage,  policeman
Story:secret identity,  spooning sexual position,  vertigo comics,  philadelphia pennsylvania,  assumed identity,  false identity,  mistaken identity,  irish mafia,  attempted robbery,  shotgun shell,  gay gangster,  irish gangster,  double barreled shotgun,  panties slip,  panties pulled down,  darwinian struggle for survival,  failure to communicate,  homosexual villain,  convicted murderer,  small town stereotype,  alienated sexuality,  homosexual killer,  nose pushed into brain,  brother killing brother,  psycho next door,  dominant wife,  nose shot off,  drive in movie theatre,  reference to cain and abel,  blurred boundaries,  american mythology,  crotch slip,  front yard,  child uses gun,  middle america,  adoptive parent,  engine trouble,  individuation,  murder of brother,  frisking,  grand guignol,  father hits son,  eye ripped out,  reality vs fantasy,  irish mob,  metafiction,  garrotting,  falling through a window,  auto repair,  restraining order,  spooning,  vertigo,  having sex with skirt hiked up,  cliche,  pastiche,  lost child,  stabbed in the foot,  multiple personality,  crossword puzzle,  crotch shot,  ruthlessness,  cheerleader uniform,  extreme violence,  keys,  vendetta,  witness protection,  indiana,  fratricide,  sex on stairs,  schizophrenic,  retribution,  facial scar,  disfigured face,  based on graphic novel,  self defense,  spreadeagle,  standoff,  irish american,  barbed wire,  doppelganger,  physical abuse,  reckless driving,  dc comics,  ambiguous ending,  broken arm,  bruise,  injustice,  dark past,  deceit,  sibling rivalry,  kicked in the crotch,  gash in the face,  irony,  kicking,  role playing,  american football,  nosebleed,  drug abuse,  assault,  stealing,  mobster,  captive,  sociopath,  post modern,  head butt,  wound,  child murder,  bullet,  identity,  obscene finger gesture,  ex convict,  death of brother,  neck breaking,  uncle nephew relationship,  female removes her clothes,  death of child,  threat,  cross,  stalking,  pursuit,  shot in the shoulder,  long take,  product placement,  storytelling,  liar,  attempted murder,  organized crime,  limousine,  confession,  shot in the forehead,  strip club,  child in peril,  scantily clad female,  anti hero,  female pubic hair,  diner,  woman,  stabbing,  mansion,  strangulation,  terrorist,  police car,  orphan,  gay slur,  drug use,  cleavage,  shot in the back,  f word,  marijuana,  69 sex position,  sunglasses,  tears,  rifle,  lie,  shooting,  secret,  sex in bed,  small town,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  high school,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  teenage boy,  fondling,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  rape,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  labia,  panties,  surprise ending,  leg spreading,  knife,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  sex scene,  murder,  blood,  death,  police,  gun,  interview,  fight,  violence,  kiss

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:insanity,  redemption,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:bar
Characters:sheriff,  waitress,  thief,  hostage
Story:double barreled shotgun,  child uses gun,  standoff,  ambiguous ending,  assault,  sociopath,  bullet,  neck breaking,  death of child,  product placement,  attempted murder,  shot in the forehead,  child in peril,  diner,  strangulation,  police car,  shot in the back,  f word,  sunglasses,  rifle,  small town,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  death,  police,  blood,  gun,  violence,  fight,  murder

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:mafia,  robbery,  deception,  love
Mood:gore
Locations:church,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:christian,  lawyer,  policeman
Story:irish mafia,  irish gangster,  irish mob,  garrotting,  standoff,  irish american,  broken arm,  kicking,  mobster,  head butt,  wound,  identity,  obscene finger gesture,  uncle nephew relationship,  pursuit,  long take,  product placement,  liar,  organized crime,  limousine,  confession,  shot in the forehead,  scantily clad female,  diner,  stabbing,  strangulation,  police car,  orphan,  gay slur,  cleavage,  lie,  shooting,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  fondling,  telephone call,  pistol,  panties,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  interview,  fight,  police,  death,  kiss,  blood,  gun,  violence,  murder

The Guest (2014)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Themes:bullying,  deception,  revenge
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:waitress,  bully
Story:false identity,  bruise,  nosebleed,  death of brother,  shot in the shoulder,  shot in the forehead,  diner,  strangulation,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  marijuana,  small town,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  high school,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  teenage boy,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  sex scene,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence,  kiss

Out Of The Furnace (2013) is one of the best movies like A History Of Violence (2005)
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:justice,  redemption,  deception,  revenge
Locations:pennsylvania,  bar
Characters:policeman
Story:murder of brother,  ambiguous ending,  kicking,  head butt,  obscene finger gesture,  ex convict,  death of brother,  uncle nephew relationship,  death of child,  cross,  pursuit,  shot in the forehead,  anti hero,  police car,  gay slur,  drug use,  shot in the back,  f word,  sunglasses,  tears,  rifle,  lie,  shooting,  sex in bed,  small town,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  telephone call,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  sex scene,  fight,  violence,  death,  murder,  police,  blood,  gun

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...

Themes:theft,  robbery,  kidnapping
Locations:lake,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lust,  thief,  policeman
Story:indiana,  reckless driving,  kicked in the crotch,  stealing,  wound,  uncle nephew relationship,  female removes her clothes,  shot in the shoulder,  attempted murder,  scantily clad female,  anti hero,  female pubic hair,  police car,  gay slur,  cleavage,  shot in the back,  lie,  shooting,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  high school,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  teenage boy,  fondling,  teenage girl,  pistol,  panties,  surprise ending,  leg spreading,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss,  death,  gun,  fight,  murder,  blood,  police,  violence

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

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:panic,  redemption,  paranoia,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Story:dark past,  sociopath,  head butt,  bullet,  ex convict,  threat,  shot in the shoulder,  product placement,  attempted murder,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  anti hero,  diner,  police car,  shot in the back,  f word,  sunglasses,  rifle,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  death,  violence,  gun,  police,  blood,  fight

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,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Story:double barreled shotgun,  deceit,  head butt,  stalking,  pursuit,  shot in the shoulder,  product placement,  attempted murder,  organized crime,  anti hero,  diner,  police car,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  tears,  rifle,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  gun,  interview,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence,  fight

Fargo (1996) is one of the best movies like A History Of Violence (2005)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Fargo (1996)

Jerry works in his father-in-law's car dealership and has gotten himself in financial problems. He tries various schemes to come up with money needed for a reason that is never really explained. It has to be assumed that his huge embezzlement of money from the dealership is about to be discovered by father-in-law. When all else falls through, plans he set in motion earlier for two men to kidnap his wife for ransom to be paid by her wealthy father (who doesn't seem to have the time of day for son-in-law). From the moment of the kidnapping, things go wrong and what was supposed to be a non-violent affair turns bloody with more blood added by the minute. Jerry is upset at the bloodshed, which turns loose a pregnant sheriff from Brainerd, MN who is tenacious in attempting to solve the three murders in her jurisdiction. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  marriage,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:sheriff
Story:failure to communicate,  small town stereotype,  middle america,  engine trouble,  grand guignol,  reality vs fantasy,  metafiction,  pastiche,  bruise,  deceit,  gash in the face,  role playing,  assault,  ex convict,  liar,  scantily clad female,  diner,  woman,  strangulation,  police car,  cleavage,  shot in the back,  f word,  lie,  sex in bed,  small town,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  sex scene,  police,  gun,  violence,  blood,  murder

Black Mass (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History

Black Mass (2015)

Based on a true story of James "Whitey" Bulger, an Irish Mob godfather and FBI informant who had a "secret trading" deal with his brother, William "Billy" Bulger, a state senator and a Boston public figure, and John Connolly, an FBI agent. They planned to take down the Italian mob and mafia in Boston, which went awry and things turned massively violent. When the credence for each other began fading out, drug dealing, murders, and extortion started to rise, and forced the FBI's Boston office to confirm that Whitey Bulger was one of the most notorious criminals in US history and also one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List criminals. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  paranoia,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:church,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer
Story:irish mafia,  irish mob,  irish american,  mobster,  sociopath,  head butt,  ex convict,  neck breaking,  cross,  shot in the shoulder,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  woman,  strangulation,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  rifle,  secret,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death

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,  revenge
Locations:lake,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Story:irish mafia,  facial scar,  irish american,  gash in the face,  sociopath,  head butt,  uncle nephew relationship,  shot in the shoulder,  attempted murder,  organized crime,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  child in peril,  anti hero,  diner,  shot in the back,  f word,  rifle,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  brother sister relationship,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  murder,  police,  blood,  violence

Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

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

Themes:paranoia,  robbery,  fear,  love,  revenge
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Locations:hospital
Story:attempted robbery,  shot in the shoulder,  long take,  product placement,  organized crime,  child in peril,  anti hero,  orphan,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  sunglasses,  shooting,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  high school,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  police,  fight,  death,  violence,  gun,  murder,  blood

City Of God (2002) is one of the best movies like A History Of Violence (2005)
Crime, Drama

City Of God (2002)

Brazil, 1960s, City of God. The Tender Trio robs motels and gas trucks. Younger kids watch and learn well...too well. 1970s: Li'l Ze has prospered very well and owns the city. He causes violence and fear as he wipes out rival gangs without mercy. His best friend Bene is the only one to keep him on the good side of sanity. Rocket has watched these two gain power for years, and he wants no part of it. Yet he keeps getting swept up in the madness. All he wants to do is take pictures. 1980s: Things are out of control between the last two remaining gangs...will it ever end? Welcome to the City of God. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  theft,  robbery,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge,  love
Locations:church,  bar
Characters:thief,  policeman
Story:child uses gun,  murder of brother,  stealing,  sociopath,  child murder,  obscene finger gesture,  death of brother,  uncle nephew relationship,  death of child,  pursuit,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  police car,  gay slur,  drug use,  shot in the back,  marijuana,  tears,  rifle,  shooting,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  rape,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  knife,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  police,  fight,  death,  murder,  violence,  gun,  blood

Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller

Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

Martin Blank is a freelance hitman who starts to develop a conscience, which causes him to muff a couple of routine assignments. On the advice of his secretary and his psychiatrist, he attends his 10th year High School reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan (a Detroit suburb where he's also contracted to kill someone). Hot on his tail are a couple of over-enthusiastic federal agents, another assassin who wants to kill him, and Grocer, an assassin who wants him to join an "Assassin's Union." (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  mafia,  terrorism,  theft,  deception,  revenge
Locations:church,  bar
Characters:waitress
Story:broken arm,  gash in the face,  sociopath,  female removes her clothes,  shot in the shoulder,  anti hero,  diner,  stabbing,  mansion,  terrorist,  police car,  drug use,  shot in the back,  f word,  marijuana,  sunglasses,  rifle,  small town,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  high school,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  murder,  fight,  violence,  blood,  kiss,  police

The Boondock Saints (1999)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Boondock Saints (1999)

Two Irish brothers accidentally kill mafia thugs. They turn themselves in and are released as heroes. They then see it as a calling by God and start knocking off mafia gang members one by one. Willem Dafoe plays the detective trying to figure out the killings, but the closer he comes to catching the Irish brothers, the more he thinks the brothers are doing the right thing. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  panic,  insanity,  mafia,  theft,  robbery,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:church,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:christian,  thief,  policeman
Story:irish mafia,  irish gangster,  irish american,  kicked in the crotch,  cross,  product placement,  organized crime,  confession,  strip club,  gay slur,  drug use,  shot in the back,  f word,  rifle,  shooting,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  telephone call,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  kiss,  death,  blood,  fight,  murder,  interview,  gun,  violence,  police

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:panic,  mafia,  paranoia,  deception,  fear,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:policeman
Story:bruise,  dark past,  mobster,  obscene finger gesture,  neck breaking,  shot in the shoulder,  long take,  product placement,  attempted murder,  organized crime,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  anti hero,  strangulation,  shot in the back,  f word,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  gun,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence,  fight

Bully (2001) is one of the best movies like A History Of Violence (2005)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Bully (2001)

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

Themes:panic,  bullying,  paranoia,  theft,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:sheriff,  waitress,  bully,  thief,  policeman
Story:panties pulled down,  crotch slip,  crotch shot,  physical abuse,  bruise,  nosebleed,  drug abuse,  stealing,  sociopath,  scantily clad female,  stabbing,  gay slur,  drug use,  cleavage,  marijuana,  beating,  teenage boy,  fondling,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  rape,  brother brother relationship,  panties,  leg spreading,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  sex scene,  police,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood,  gun

Heist (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Heist (2001)

David Mamet takes this story of thieves along many twists and turns, some of which work and some of which don't. Gene Hackman plays the brilliant leader of a gang (Delroy Lindo, Ricky Jay & Rebecca Pigeon as Hackman's youngish wife), which pulls off complex heists for a despicable fence (Danny DeVito). After stiffing the gang on a jewelry robbery, DeVito forces the gang to go after a Swiss gold shipment and to use his nephew (Sam Rockwell) in the crime. No one trusts anyone and every step is shaded with the unexpected. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  theft,  robbery,  deception
Locations:bar
Characters:waitress,  thief,  policeman
Story:double barreled shotgun,  ex convict,  uncle nephew relationship,  product placement,  organized crime,  anti hero,  diner,  shot in the back,  f word,  rifle,  shooting,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  gun,  violence,  fight,  death,  murder,  blood,  police

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:panic,  insanity,  mafia,  paranoia,  robbery,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  policeman
Story:secret identity,  attempted robbery,  based on graphic novel,  dc comics,  ambiguous ending,  nosebleed,  mobster,  sociopath,  uncle nephew relationship,  attempted murder,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  anti hero,  mansion,  police car,  gay slur,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  beating,  teenage girl,  rape,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  death,  fight,  police,  blood,  murder,  kiss,  gun,  violence

The American (2010)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The American (2010)

Alone among assassins, Jack is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact Pavel that his next assignment will be his last. Jack reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away from death for a spell. The assignment, as specified by a Belgian woman, Mathilde, is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto and pursues romance with local woman Clara. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  paranoia,  theft,  deception,  revenge,  love
Mood:nightmare
Locations:lake,  restaurant,  bar
Story:false identity,  auto repair,  ambiguous ending,  gash in the face,  bullet,  neck breaking,  stalking,  long take,  confession,  shot in the forehead,  anti hero,  female pubic hair,  diner,  woman,  shot in the back,  rifle,  sex in bed,  small town,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  sex scene,  kiss,  death,  violence,  blood,  gun,  murder

Once Upon A Time In Mexico (2003) is one of the best movies like A History Of Violence (2005)
Action, Thriller

Once Upon A Time In Mexico (2003)

In the third movie of Rodriguez's "Mariachi" trilogy, a Mexican drug lord pretends to overthrow the Mexican government, and is connected to a corrupt CIA agent who at that time, demands retribution from his worst enemy to carry out the drug lord's uprising against the government.

Themes:theft,  robbery,  marriage,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:church,  bar,  hospital
Characters:waitress,  thief,  hostage
Story:murder of brother,  retribution,  standoff,  bullet,  death of brother,  shot in the shoulder,  storytelling,  organized crime,  limousine,  confession,  shot in the forehead,  anti hero,  strangulation,  cleavage,  shot in the back,  sunglasses,  rifle,  shooting,  small town,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  telephone call,  pistol,  panties,  surprise ending,  knife,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  kiss,  murder,  fight,  gun,  blood,  violence,  death

Live By Night (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Live By Night (2016)

Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one-neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover-can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt. Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. Live by Night is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spe… (Read More)

Themes:panic,  redemption,  mafia,  paranoia,  theft,  robbery,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge,  love
Locations:church,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:sheriff,  christian,  thief,  hostage,  policeman
Story:irish mob,  irish american,  mobster,  sociopath,  ex convict,  threat,  shot in the shoulder,  attempted murder,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  anti hero,  diner,  mansion,  police car,  shot in the back,  f word,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  sex scene,  death,  police,  violence,  blood,  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,  fear,  kidnapping,  love
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  policeman
Story:engine trouble,  murder of brother,  reckless driving,  kicked in the crotch,  kicking,  head butt,  obscene finger gesture,  death of brother,  pursuit,  shot in the shoulder,  liar,  anti hero,  stabbing,  police car,  drug use,  f word,  marijuana,  tears,  rifle,  lie,  shooting,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  high school,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  knife,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  police,  gun,  violence,  murder,  death,  kiss,  blood,  fight

The Family (2013)
Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The Family (2013)

A mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the witness protection program after snitching on the mob. Despite the best efforts of CIA Agent Stansfield ('Tommy Lee Jones' (qv)) to keep them in line, Fred Manzoni ('Robert De Niro' (qv)), his wife Maggie ('Michelle Pfeiffer' (qv)) and their children Belle ('Dianna Agron' (qv)) and Warren ('John D'Leo' (qv)) can't help but revert to old habits and blow their cover by handling their problems the "family" way, enabling their former mafia cronies to track them down. Chaos ensues as old scores are settled in the unlikeliest of settings. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  mafia,  robbery,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:hospital
Characters:bully
Story:false identity,  witness protection,  broken arm,  kicked in the crotch,  mobster,  sociopath,  death of child,  product placement,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  child in peril,  anti hero,  woman,  strangulation,  shot in the back,  f word,  sunglasses,  small town,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  high school,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  brother sister relationship,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  violence,  blood,  death,  murder

Cape Fear (1991) is one of the best movies like A History Of Violence (2005)
Crime, Thriller

Cape Fear (1991)

Sam Bowden ('Nick Nolte' (qv))is a small-town corporate attorney/"Leave It to Beaver" type family-man. Max Cady ('Robert De Niro' (qv)) is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years, ago Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a serious error: he hid a document from his illiterate client that could have gotten him acquitted. Now, the cagey, bibliophile Cady has been released, and he intends to teach Sam Bowden and his family a thing or two about loss. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  paranoia,  terrorism,  deception,  fear,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:church,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer
Story:darwinian struggle for survival,  restraining order,  injustice,  gash in the face,  assault,  head butt,  ex convict,  stalking,  attempted murder,  child in peril,  diner,  strangulation,  small town,  high school,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  beating,  rape,  pistol,  panties,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  murder,  gun,  fight,  violence,  police,  blood

Harsh Times (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harsh Times (2005)

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

Themes:theft,  robbery,  deception
Mood:nightmare
Locations:bar
Characters:thief,  lawyer,  policeman
Story:reckless driving,  deceit,  kicked in the crotch,  liar,  police car,  gay slur,  drug use,  shot in the back,  marijuana,  sunglasses,  rifle,  lie,  shooting,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  police,  violence,  fight,  blood,  murder,  gun,  death,  kiss

The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Crime, Horror

The Devil's Rejects (2005)

In Ruggsville, Texas, the police under the command of Sheriff John Quincy Wydell attack the house of the sadistic serial killers Firefly family (a.k.a. The Devil's Reject) and they arrest mother Firefly, but Otis B. Driftwood and Baby Firefly escape from the siege. Tiny is wandering nearby the house and also escapes. Otis and Baby call their patriarch, the mad clown Captain Spaulding and they schedule to reunite at an isolated motel in the desert. When Otis and Baby arrive, they kidnap two families of singers, using sadism and violence against the harmless persons. Meanwhile, Sheriff Wydell promises to capture and kill the runaways, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, the Deputy George Wydell. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Locations:bar
Characters:sheriff,  hostage
Story:standoff,  ambiguous ending,  head butt,  obscene finger gesture,  death of brother,  neck breaking,  shot in the shoulder,  shot in the forehead,  child in peril,  anti hero,  female pubic hair,  strangulation,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  marijuana,  rifle,  sex in bed,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  brother sister relationship,  rape,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  panties,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  sex scene,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood,  police

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

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

Themes:deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:bar
Characters:bully,  hostage
Story:nose pushed into brain,  kicked in the crotch,  american football,  assault,  captive,  shot in the shoulder,  product placement,  organized crime,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  strip club,  child in peril,  anti hero,  mansion,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  sunglasses,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  teenage girl,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  death,  gun,  interview,  murder,  blood,  police,  violence,  fight

Don't Say A Word (2001) is one of the best movies like A History Of Violence (2005)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

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

Themes:panic,  insanity,  paranoia,  theft,  robbery,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:thief,  hostage
Story:schizophrenic,  bruise,  dark past,  kicked in the crotch,  sociopath,  head butt,  ex convict,  cross,  stalking,  shot in the shoulder,  attempted murder,  child in peril,  woman,  police car,  orphan,  shot in the back,  f word,  tears,  secret,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  death,  fight,  violence,  blood,  murder,  police

Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama

Bonnie And Clyde (1967)

1934. Young adults Bonnie Parker, a waitress, and Clyde Barrow, a criminal just released from prison, are immediately attracted to what the other represents for their life when they meet by chance in West Dallas, Texas. Bonnie is fascinated with Clyde's criminal past, and his matter-of-factness and bravado in talking about it. Clyde sees in Bonnie someone sympatico to his goals in life. Although attracted to each other physically, a sexual relationship between the two has a few obstacles to happen. Regardless, they decide to join forces to embark on a life of crime, holding up whatever establishments, primarily banks, to make money and to have fun. They don't plan on hurting anyone physically or killing anyone despite wielding loaded guns. They amass a small gang of willing accomplices, including C.W. Moss, a mechanic to fix whatever cars they steal which is important especially for their getaways, and Buck Barrow, one of Clyde's older brothers. The only reluctant tag-along is Buck's nervous wife, Blanche Barrow, a preacher's daughter. The gang's life changes after the first fatal shot is fired. Following, their willingness to shoot to kill increases to protect themselves and their livelihood. Their notoriety precedes them, so much so that no matter what one's opinion is of them, most want to have some association to the Barrow gang, to help them, to be spoken in the same breath as them, or to capture and or kill them. Of the many people they encounter in their crime spree, t… (Read More)

Themes:theft,  robbery,  deception,  fear,  marriage,  kidnapping,  revenge,  love
Mood:gore
Locations:lake,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:sheriff,  waitress,  thief,  hostage,  policeman
Story:attempted robbery,  reckless driving,  stealing,  wound,  ex convict,  death of brother,  pursuit,  storytelling,  confession,  anti hero,  diner,  woman,  police car,  shot in the back,  sunglasses,  tears,  rifle,  shooting,  small town,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  telephone call,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  gun,  kiss,  murder,  police,  death,  fight,  violence,  blood

The Crazies (2010)
Horror, Thriller

The Crazies (2010)

As a toxin begins to turn the residents of Ogden Marsh, Iowa into violent psychopaths, sheriff David Dutton tries to make sense of the situation while he, his wife, and two other unaffected townspeople band together in a fight for survival.

Themes:insanity,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:lake
Characters:sheriff
Story:double barreled shotgun,  keys,  ambiguous ending,  gash in the face,  nosebleed,  child murder,  shot in the forehead,  child in peril,  diner,  strangulation,  police car,  shot in the back,  f word,  rifle,  small town,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  high school,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  fight,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood

Derailed (2005)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Derailed (2005)

Charles is worn down by his home life where he and his wife struggle to cope with the demands of their daughter's illness and his job. When he meets Lucinda on the train to work in Chicago, there is an immediate spark between them. Soon they are doing lunch; dinner and drinks follow. This leads to an adulterous rendezvous in a hotel. However, no sooner have they torn each other's clothes off than their room is invaded by a thief who beats Charles and rapes Lucinda. Because of the illicit nature of their relationship, Charles agrees with Lucinda who is reluctant to go to the police and soon finds he is powerless to resist the demands of the thief. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  robbery,  deception,  marriage,  revenge
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:thief,  lawyer,  policeman
Story:assumed identity,  kicking,  ex convict,  threat,  shot in the shoulder,  liar,  stabbing,  police car,  lie,  shooting,  secret,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  telephone call,  rape,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  police,  kiss,  blood,  death,  gun,  violence

Fire With Fire (2012) is one of the best movies like A History Of Violence (2005)
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:justice,  robbery,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:lawyer,  hostage,  policeman
Story:assumed identity,  witness protection,  dark past,  sociopath,  head butt,  identity,  female removes her clothes,  product placement,  attempted murder,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  anti hero,  police car,  orphan,  shot in the back,  f word,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  martial arts,  sex scene,  kiss,  blood,  fight,  murder,  death,  violence

Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

A "story inside a story," in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called "Nocturnal Animals," which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  panic,  redemption,  paranoia,  robbery,  deception,  fear,  marriage,  kidnapping,  love,  revenge
Locations:restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:sociopath,  child murder,  death of child,  child in peril,  diner,  woman,  mansion,  police car,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  teenage girl,  rape,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  police,  murder,  blood,  death,  gun,  violence

American Psycho (2000)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

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

Themes:panic,  insanity,  paranoia,  deception,  fear,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:lust,  lawyer,  policeman
Story:mistaken identity,  ruthlessness,  ambiguous ending,  sociopath,  female removes her clothes,  shot in the shoulder,  attempted murder,  limousine,  confession,  shot in the forehead,  scantily clad female,  woman,  stabbing,  strangulation,  police car,  gay slur,  drug use,  cleavage,  f word,  sunglasses,  sex in bed,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  fondling,  rape,  pistol,  panties,  surprise ending,  leg spreading,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  sex scene,  death,  murder,  kiss,  police,  violence,  blood,  gun

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:justice,  mafia,  paranoia,  deception,  fear,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  hostage,  policeman
Story:mobster,  sociopath,  threat,  organized crime,  limousine,  child in peril,  anti hero,  mansion,  strangulation,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  sunglasses,  rifle,  shooting,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  telephone call,  pistol,  panties,  surprise ending,  knife,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  gun,  police,  death,  fight,  violence,  blood,  murder

Boyz N The Hood (1991) is one of the best movies like A History Of Violence (2005)
Crime, Drama

Boyz N The Hood (1991)

John Singleton's portrayal of social problems in inner-city Los Angeles takes the form of a tale of three friends growing up together 'in the 'hood.' Half-brothers Doughboy and Ricky Baker are foils for each other's personality, presenting very different approaches to the tough lives they face. Ricky is the 'All-American' athlete, looking to win a football scholarship to USC and seeks salvation through sports, while 'Dough' succumbs to the violence, alcohol, and crime surrounding him in his environment, but maintains a strong sense of pride and code of honor. Between these two is their friend Tre, who is lucky to have a father, 'Furious' Styles, to teach him to have the strength of character to do what is right and to always take responsibility for his actions. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:church,  restaurant
Story:attempted robbery,  double barreled shotgun,  murder of brother,  american football,  ex convict,  death of brother,  stalking,  long take,  storytelling,  attempted murder,  child in peril,  police car,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  rifle,  shooting,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  high school,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  gun,  murder,  fight,  police,  blood,  violence,  death

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

Needing extra cash, two brothers conspire to pull off the perfect, victimless crime. No guns, no violence, no problem. But when an accomplice ignores the rules and crosses the line, his actions trigger a series of events in which no one is left unscathed.

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  robbery,  revenge
Locations:restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:thief
Story:reckless driving,  sibling rivalry,  female removes her clothes,  shot in the shoulder,  liar,  scantily clad female,  gay slur,  drug use,  shot in the back,  sex in bed,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  panties,  surprise ending,  leg spreading,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  sex scene,  gun,  police,  murder,  violence,  death

Passenger 57 (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Passenger 57 (1992)

Air travel is the safest, the FAA says. But the FAA never figured the risk with Charles Rane on board. "The Rane of Terror" has masterminded four terrorist attacks. Soon there will be a fifth -- and that's bad news for the passengers on Flight 163. But there's good news too: the man in seat 57! Wesley Snipes plays John Cutter, an undercover security operative who enters the lavatory and exits to find Rane (Bruce Payne) and his gang have taken over. Cutter's next move is clear. Do. Or be done to. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  terrorism,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:sheriff,  lawyer,  hostage
Story:mistaken identity,  dark past,  neck breaking,  shot in the forehead,  child in peril,  anti hero,  strangulation,  terrorist,  police car,  shot in the back,  sunglasses,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  martial arts,  police,  gun,  death,  violence,  fight,  blood,  murder

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:panic,  paranoia,  robbery,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:thief,  hostage
Story:ambiguous ending,  mobster,  sociopath,  ex convict,  death of brother,  uncle nephew relationship,  attempted murder,  organized crime,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  strip club,  child in peril,  police car,  f word,  sunglasses,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  police,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

One Night At Mccool's (2001) is one of the best movies like A History Of Violence (2005)
Comedy, Crime

One Night At Mccool's (2001)

After another hard night at McCool's, bartender Randy runs into Jewel. The seductive lady seems to have evaded a rape pretty closely, and when the man comes back, she puts a bullet in his head. After all these events (and others), Randy takes Jewel home, and the two become a couple. Yet Jewel begins to develop into a very demanding girlfriend and drives Randy into committing crimes for her and her elaborate lifestyle. Randy's cousin Carl is driven crazy by Randy's incredibly sexy girl as well as the investigating officer, Detective Dehling. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  robbery,  revenge
Locations:church,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lust,  thief,  lawyer,  policeman
Story:restraining order,  self defense,  standoff,  bruise,  stealing,  bullet,  scantily clad female,  gay slur,  cleavage,  lie,  shooting,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  black comedy,  shot to death,  telephone call,  rape,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  panties,  leg spreading,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  murder,  death,  police,  blood,  violence,  gun

Scarface (1983)
Crime, Drama

Scarface (1983)

Tony Montana manages to leave Cuba during the Mariel exodus of 1980. He finds himself in a Florida refugee camp but his friend Manny has a way out for them: undertake a contract killing and arrangements will be made to get a green card. He's soon working for drug dealer Frank Lopez and shows his mettle when a deal with Colombian drug dealers goes bad. He also brings a new level of violence to Miami. Tony is protective of his younger sister but his mother knows what he does for a living and disowns him. Tony is impatient and wants it all however, including Frank's empire and his mistress Elvira Hancock. Once at the top however, Tony's outrageous actions make him a target and everything comes crumbling down. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  mafia,  fear,  marriage,  love,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant
Characters:lawyer
Story:grand guignol,  ruthlessness,  facial scar,  neck breaking,  long take,  attempted murder,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  anti hero,  woman,  stabbing,  mansion,  strangulation,  gay slur,  cleavage,  shot in the back,  f word,  sunglasses,  rifle,  shooting,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  fondling,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  pistol,  panties,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  gun,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death,  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:paranoia,  deception,  fear,  revenge
Locations:church
Characters:hostage
Story:standoff,  drug abuse,  assault,  mobster,  shot in the shoulder,  attempted murder,  shot in the forehead,  anti hero,  woman,  shot in the back,  f word,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  pistol,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  blood,  fight,  death,  police,  kiss,  violence

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  robbery,  deception
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:irish american,  barbed wire,  sociopath,  neck breaking,  threat,  shot in the shoulder,  long take,  product placement,  organized crime,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  anti hero,  diner,  mansion,  strangulation,  shot in the back,  f word,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  teenage girl,  pistol,  knife,  martial arts,  murder,  fight,  blood,  violence,  death

Natural Born Killers (1994) is one of the best movies like A History Of Violence (2005)
Crime, Drama

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping,  love,  revenge
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Characters:waitress,  hostage
Story:darwinian struggle for survival,  extreme violence,  dark past,  irony,  sociopath,  neck breaking,  shot in the forehead,  anti hero,  diner,  woman,  strangulation,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  sunglasses,  shooting,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  brother sister relationship,  rape,  pistol,  panties,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  fight,  violence,  murder,  police,  blood,  interview,  death

Desperado (1995)
Action, Thriller

Desperado (1995)

With this sequel to his prize-winning independent previous film, "El Mariachi," director Robert Rodriquez joins the ranks of Sam Peckinpah and John Woo as a master of slick, glamorized ultra-violence. We pick up the story as a continuation of "El Mariachi," where an itinerant musician, looking for work, gets mistaken for a hitman and thereby entangled in a web of love, corruption, and death. This time, he is out to avenge the murder of his lover and the maiming of his fretting hand, which occurred at the end of the earlier movie. However, the plot is recapitulated, and again, a case of mistaken identity leads to a very high body count, involvement with a beautiful woman who works for the local drug lord, and finally, the inevitable face-to-face confrontation and bloody showdown. (Read More)

Themes:love,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:bar,  hospital
Story:mistaken identity,  double barreled shotgun,  bullet,  identity,  neck breaking,  shot in the shoulder,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  child in peril,  scantily clad female,  anti hero,  woman,  cleavage,  shot in the back,  f word,  sex in bed,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  panties,  surprise ending,  knife,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  sex scene,  fight,  murder,  gun,  death,  violence,  blood

Trance (2013)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Trance (2013)

A fine art auctioneer mixed up with a gang joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur the stakes rise faster than anyone could have anticipated.

Themes:paranoia,  theft,  robbery,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge,  love
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Locations:church,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:thief,  hostage
Story:mistaken identity,  attempted robbery,  keys,  ambiguous ending,  sociopath,  bullet,  shot in the forehead,  strangulation,  shot in the back,  f word,  secret,  sex in bed,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  pistol,  labia,  surprise ending,  sex scene,  violence,  death,  murder,  blood

The November Man (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The November Man (2014)

Peter Devereaux is a former CIA agent who is asked by the man he worked for to extract a woman who is in Russia and is presently close to a man running for President, who is believed to have committed crimes during the Chechen war. She can give them the name of someone who can prove it. His friend says that she will only come to him. So he goes and she gets the info and tries to get out but the man finds out and tries to stop her. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:assumed identity,  gash in the face,  nosebleed,  head butt,  child murder,  death of child,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  strip club,  child in peril,  anti hero,  woman,  strangulation,  orphan,  shot in the back,  f word,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  sex scene,  violence,  fight,  blood,  murder,  death

Drive (2011) is one of the best movies like A History Of Violence (2005)
Crime, Drama

Drive (2011)

A mysterious man who has multiple jobs as a garage mechanic, a Hollywood stuntman and a getaway driver seems to be trying to escape his shady past as he falls for his neighbor - whose husband is in prison and who's looking after her child alone. Meanwhile, his garage mechanic boss is trying to set up a race team using gangland money, which implicates our driver as he is to be used as the race team's main driver. Our hero gets more than he bargained for when he meets the man who is married to the woman he loves. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  robbery,  revenge,  love
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant
Characters:waitress,  thief
Story:extreme violence,  ambiguous ending,  mobster,  bullet,  ex convict,  organized crime,  strip club,  anti hero,  diner,  woman,  strangulation,  police car,  shot in the back,  f word,  sunglasses,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  murder,  death,  gun,  violence,  blood

V For Vendetta (2005)
Action, Drama, Thriller

V For Vendetta (2005)

Tells the story of Evey Hammond and her unlikely but instrumental part in bringing down the fascist government that has taken control of a futuristic Great Britain. Saved from a life-and-death situation by a man in a Guy Fawkes mask who calls himself V, she learns a general summary of V's past and, after a time, decides to help him bring down those who committed the atrocities that led to Britain being in the shape that it is in. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  terrorism,  robbery,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:church
Characters:hostage
Story:secret identity,  vertigo comics,  vendetta,  disfigured face,  based on graphic novel,  dc comics,  nosebleed,  child murder,  death of brother,  neck breaking,  scantily clad female,  anti hero,  woman,  stabbing,  strangulation,  terrorist,  police car,  cleavage,  tears,  lie,  shooting,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  teenage girl,  rape,  panties,  knife,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  fight,  death,  murder,  police,  kiss,  violence,  blood,  gun

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