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Central Intelligence (2016)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Central Intelligence (2016)

Calvin Joyner was voted in high school the guy most likely to succeed. 20 years later he's an accountant. As his high school reunion approaches, he tries to make contact with his old schoolmates. And someone named Bob Stone contacts him. He says that he was known as Robbie Weirdicht in school. Calvin remembers that he was picked on, as a matter of fact after an extremely nasty prank he left school. They agree to meet and Calvin is surprised by how much he has changed. Bob asks Calvin to help him out. He says yes and the next thing he knows some men burst into his home. They're CIA, the one in charge is looking for Stone, she says he's a rogue agent. When they can't find Bob they leave. Later he approaches Calvin telling him, he is not a rogue agent, he's trying to find a person known as the Black Badger who is planning to sell some information that in the wrong hands can be disastrous. so he needs Calvin's help to stop him. Calvin's not sure whom he should believe. (Read More)

Themes:courage, panic, humiliation, redemption, paranoia, deception, escape, torture, fear, betrayal, money, marriage, kidnapping, friendship, revenge
Locations:office, kitchen, elevator, bar
Characters:pregnant, waitress, hitman, bully, lawyer, hostage
Period:2010s, 1990s
Story:baltimore maryland, secret code, dead partner, female cia agent, cia agent, bully comeuppance, final showdown, female lawyer, hit by a motorcycle, bell 206 jet ranger helicopter, escape attempt, male in a shower, pistol whip, marriage counseling, knife throwing, bar fight, blood pack, reference to doogie howser, reference to molly ringwald, reference to patrick swayze

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:redemption, deception, escape, betrayal, revenge
Locations:elevator, bar
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:cia agent, final showdown, hit by a motorcycle, knife throwing, reference to taylor swift, front wheelie, backflip, hit with a chair, improvised weapon, armory, rogue agent, one liner, macguffin, hired killer, computer cracker, armored car, shot through a window, tracking device, car chase, raised middle finger

Brick Mansions (2014)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:deception, escape, torture, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:elevator
Characters:waitress, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:escape attempt, pistol whip, crashing through a window, armored car, taser, shot through a window, desert eagle, tracking device, car chase, raised middle finger, body landing on a car, jumping through a window, punched in the chest, mexican standoff, swat team, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, head butt, hand grenade, ak 47

Criminal (2016)
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:panic, redemption, paranoia, deception, escape, torture, fear, betrayal, money, kidnapping, revenge
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:cia agent, pistol whip, flash drive, humvee, improvised weapon, repeated line, two way mirror, airfield, macguffin, computer cracker, armored car, taser, shot through a window, tracking device, car chase, raised middle finger, punched in the chest, duct tape over mouth, nickname, kicked in the stomach

American Ultra (2015) is one of the best movies like Central Intelligence (2016)
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. (Read More)

Themes:courage, redemption, paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:kitchen, elevator
Characters:hitman, hostage
Story:secret code, cia agent, cia, escape attempt, pistol whip, tasered, humvee, improvised weapon, rogue agent, repeated line, two way mirror, crashing through a window, hired killer, armored car, treason, taser, shot through a window, jumping through a window, punched in the chest, cigarette lighter

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. This is why Grimsby (2016) is one of the best movies like Central Intelligence (2016). (Read More)

Themes:panic, redemption, deception, escape, torture, betrayal, kidnapping, friendship, revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:final showdown, escape attempt, pistol whip, reference to vin diesel, improvised weapon, buddy comedy, hired killer, young version of character, bunker, fake identity, armored car, shot in the neck, taser, shot through a window, desert eagle, tracking device, car chase, raised middle finger, body landing on a car, bulletproof vest

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game-and the rest of the crew has been exonerated-the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, the elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world's stage... and to bring home the man who made them a family. (Read More)

Themes:panic, redemption, betrayal, deception, escape, fear, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:final showdown, pistol whip, reference to taylor swift, flash drive, humvee, armory, crashing through a window, one liner, computer cracker, armored car, strongman, taser, desert eagle, tracking device, car chase, body landing on a car, bulletproof vest, punched in the chest, explosive, duct tape over mouth

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:panic, paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, revenge
Locations:elevator, bar
Characters:hitman
Period:2010s
Story:final showdown, escape attempt, armory, repeated line, contract killer, crashing through a window, hired killer, shot in the neck, shot through a window, car chase, raised middle finger, body landing on a car, bulletproof vest, punched in the chest, kicked in the stomach, looking at oneself in a mirror, self mutilation, assassination attempt, henchman, silencer

Ngo Si Seoi (1998) is one of the best movies like Central Intelligence (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)

Jackie Chan, a top secret militant soldier, crashes into the South African jungle after his mission of kidnapping three scientists (who were experimenting with a powerful mineral) has gone awry. Waking up in a village of local natives, Chan has no memory of who he is, thus being addressed as "Who Am I". His journey with aid from two female sidekicks to find out his identity leads him all the way to Rotterdam where he coincidentally discovers the location of the organization that kidnapped the three scientists. With no memory, Chan is thirsty for answers by any means necessary. (Read More)

Themes:panic, paranoia, deception, escape, torture, betrayal, kidnapping
Characters:hitman, hostage
Period:1990s
Story:cia agent, rogue agent, macguffin, hired killer, bloopers during credits, tracking device, car chase, punched in the chest, parking garage, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, assassination attempt, head butt, sabotage, henchman, cia, espionage, secret agent, silencer, mercenary

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:panic, humiliation, paranoia, deception, escape, torture, fear, betrayal, kidnapping, friendship
Locations:elevator, bar
Characters:hitman, hostage
Story:final showdown, knife throwing, hit with a chair, crashing through a window, computer cracker, armored car, strongman, taser, shot through a window, tracking device, car chase, punched in the chest, impostor, explosive, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, assassination attempt, hand grenade, ak 47, henchman

Hardcore Henry (2015)
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 Central Intelligence (2016). (Read More)

Themes:courage, panic, deception, escape, torture, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:elevator, bar
Characters:bully, hostage
Story:final showdown, escape attempt, pistol whip, knife throwing, tasered, broken finger, hit with a chair, throat ripping, improvised weapon, armory, crashing through a window, armored car, strongman, taser, shot through a window, tracking device, car chase, raised middle finger, body landing on a car, bulletproof vest

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:panic, paranoia, deception, escape, torture, fear, betrayal, kidnapping, friendship, revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:lawyer, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:final showdown, bar fight, flash drive, hit with a chair, improvised weapon, armory, rogue agent, two way mirror, crashing through a window, young version of character, computer cracker, armored car, desert eagle, tracking device, car chase, raised middle finger, body landing on a car, punched in the chest, cigarette lighter, interracial friendship

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) is one of the best movies like Central Intelligence (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

After accomplishing the assignment of dismantling a human trafficking organization, the former military and drifter Jack Reacher goes to Washington to invite his liaison, Major Susan Turner, to have dinner with him. However, he meets her substitute, Colonel Sam Morgan, who explains that Major Turner has been arrested and accused of espionage. Jack seeks out her veteran lawyer, Colonel Bob Moorcroft, who explains that Major Turner has also been accused of the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Further, he also tells Jack he is being sued, accused by a woman of being the father of her fifteen year-old daughter, Samantha. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. He sees that Turner and he have been framed and also that Turner will be killed by two assassins. However, he rescues her and they flee. Soon, they realize that there is a conspiracy involving military people from the army and a government contractor that is a powerful arms dealer. Jack also learns that Samantha is in danger and Turner and he rescue her. They decide to protect her since a skilled assassin is hunting them down while they try to find the motive of the conspiracy. Who can be trusted? (Read More)

Themes:redemption, paranoia, deception, escape, torture, fear, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:kitchen
Characters:waitress, lawyer, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:final showdown, female lawyer, escape attempt, flash drive, improvised weapon, airfield, hired killer, shot in the neck, taser, shot through a window, tracking device, car chase, raised middle finger, bulletproof vest, punched in the chest, mexican standoff, kicked in the stomach, looking at oneself in a mirror, assassination attempt, head butt

American Assassin (2017)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East. (Read More)

Themes:panic, redemption, deception, escape, torture, betrayal, money, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:elevator, bar
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:cia agent, cia, final showdown, terrorist, pistol whip, knife throwing, rogue agent, computer cracker, armored car, tracking device, car chase, body landing on a car, jumping through a window, punched in the chest, obesity, parking garage, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, assassination attempt, traitor

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

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

Themes:panic, paranoia, deception, escape, torture, fear, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:elevator, bar
Characters:hitman, hostage
Story:cia agent, final showdown, escape attempt, pistol whip, knife throwing, improvised weapon, rogue agent, two way mirror, macguffin, car chase, body landing on a car, punched in the chest, cigarette lighter, kicked in the stomach, eccentric, assassination attempt, head butt, revelation, traitor, henchman

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

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:panic, redemption, paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, money, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:final showdown, hired killer, shot in the neck, shot through a window, duct tape over mouth, presumed dead, looking at oneself in a mirror, assassination attempt, head butt, hand grenade, pickup truck, ak 47, henchman, threat, manipulation, knocked out, race against time, product placement, fugitive, beaten to death

Knight And Day (2010) is one of the best movies like Central Intelligence (2016)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

June has a garage in Boston. At an airport heading home, a man bumps into her a few times and tries to keep her off the plane. He's under FBI surveillance; they wonder if he and she are working together, so they let both on a flight full of armed men wanting to arrest the stranger. He's Roy, he shoots his way out of trouble and tells her she's in danger. She's home the next day, miraculously, when agents pick her up; Roy saves her again, and a transcontinental chase ensues with Roy convincing her that he's the good guy, protecting an energy source that a rogue agent wants to sell on the black market. Can she trust Roy, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying? (Read More)

Themes:deception, escape, kidnapping
Locations:kitchen, bar
Characters:hostage
Story:cia agent, knife throwing, rogue agent, code, macguffin, desert eagle, tracking device, car chase, body landing on a car, boston massachusetts, presumed dead, parking garage, swat team, head butt, cia, secret agent, silencer, mercenary, gym, kicked in the face

Spy (2015)
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. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, friendship, revenge
Locations:office, kitchen, bar
Characters:hostage
Story:cia agent, bell 206 jet ranger helicopter, pistol whip, knife throwing, throat ripping, rogue agent, fake identity, tracking device, car chase, raised middle finger, punched in the chest, partner, faked death, presumed dead, mexican standoff, assassination attempt, head butt, revelation, cia, espionage

The Mummy (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:courage, panic, redemption, paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:final showdown, escape attempt, pistol whip, improvised weapon, macguffin, armored car, taser, bulletproof vest, punched in the chest, partner, bravery, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, self mutilation, assassination attempt, hand grenade, pickup truck, ak 47, mercenary, laptop

Self/less (2015)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Self/less (2015)

An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

Themes:redemption, paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, money, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:pistol whip, bulletproof window, two way mirror, taser, car chase, punched in the chest, interracial friendship, faked death, presumed dead, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, looking at oneself in a mirror, assassination attempt, revelation, mercenary, laptop, kicked in the face, knocked out, product placement, fugitive

3 Days To Kill (2014) is one of the best movies like Central Intelligence (2016)
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. This is why 3 Days To Kill (2014) is one of the best movies like Central Intelligence (2016). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, deception, torture, kidnapping
Locations:elevator, bar
Characters:hostage
Story:cia agent, terrorist, spy, pistol whip, high school principal, facebook, shot through a window, accountant, car chase, body landing on a car, bulletproof vest, faked death, explosive, duct tape over mouth, assassination attempt, cia, espionage, secret agent, silencer, high school student

Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)

Arthur Bishop, the master assassin who faked his death in hopes of putting that part of his ;life behind him, now lives a quiet life in Rio. But someone who knows who he is shows up and tells him, that if he wants to continue living this life, he will do three jobs for someone. Bishop tries to tell them he has the wrong man but they know who he is and if he won't do the job, they will take him but he gets away. He then goes to a resort in Thailand run by a friend, Mae, where he tries to find out who is looking for him. Later a woman named Gina shows up looking for medical assistance and Mae can't help but notice bruises all over her body. Mae deduces she's a battered woman and when Mae hears her being beaten, Mae asks Bishop to help her. He goes and kills the guy she's with. He kills the man and then sets fire to the boat he's on. But he sees that Gina has a photo of him. He deduces that they one who wants him, sent her. He confronts her and she admits that she works at a children's shelter in Cambodia and that someone told her if she didn't do what he said, the children would be endanger. While waiting for the man to come, they get close. And when the man's people comes, they grab them. Bishop is brought to the man who wants him to do the jobs and he tells Bishop that if he doesn't do it, Gina will be killed. So Bishop has no choice but to do it. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, friendship, revenge
Locations:elevator, bar
Characters:hitman, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:final showdown, knife throwing, hit with a chair, improvised weapon, armory, contract killer, crashing through a window, hired killer, shot in the neck, taser, tracking device, bulletproof vest, punched in the chest, interracial friendship, faked death, explosive, presumed dead, kicked in the stomach, assassination attempt, head butt

Allegiant (2016)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love. (Read More)

Themes:courage, panic, paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:elevator
Characters:lawyer, hostage
Story:final showdown, escape attempt, armory, computer cracker, armored car, shot through a window, bulletproof vest, punched in the chest, bravery, explosive, mexican standoff, cgi, kicked in the stomach, head butt, revelation, sabotage, traitor, henchman, manipulation, kicked in the face

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

Ride Along (2014)

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

Themes:paranoia, deception, escape, torture, betrayal, kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:buddy comedy, desert eagle, car chase, body landing on a car, jumping through a window, punched in the chest, impostor, mexican standoff, kicked in the stomach, head butt, hand grenade, ak 47, freeze frame, henchman, bodyguard, kicked in the face, knocked out, product placement, racial slur, double cross

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) is one of the best movies like Central Intelligence (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:courage, panic, redemption, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, marriage, kidnapping, revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:final showdown, bar fight, backflip, improvised weapon, macguffin, young version of character, happy ending, punched in the chest, faked death, bravery, presumed dead, kicked in the stomach, looking at oneself in a mirror, assassination attempt, head butt, revelation, traitor, manipulation, kicked in the face, fugitive

The Transporter Refueled (2015)
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. This is why The Transporter Refueled (2015) is one of the best movies like Central Intelligence (2016). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, paranoia, deception, escape, betrayal, money, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s, 1990s
Story:mercenary, pistol whip, four against one, tasered, improvised weapon, airfield, computer cracker, taser, accountant, tracking device, car chase, jumping through a window, punched in the chest, cigarette lighter, mexican standoff, parking garage, kicked in the stomach, looking at oneself in a mirror, head butt, sabotage

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)
Action, Comedy

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)

Themes:panic, paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, money, revenge
Characters:waitress
Story:knife throwing, employee employee relationship, shot through a window, tracking device, jumping through a window, presumed dead, mexican standoff, assassination attempt, traitor, henchman, espionage, secret agent, knocked out, race against time, product placement, danger, binoculars, flash forward, van, double cross

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:courage, panic, paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Characters:lawyer, hostage
Period:1990s
Story:final showdown, terrorist, escape attempt, improvised weapon, airfield, one liner, jumping through a window, punched in the chest, bravery, mexican standoff, swat team, kicked in the stomach, hand grenade, sabotage, henchman, silencer, kicked in the face, knocked out, race against time, beaten to death

Red Dawn (2012) is one of the best movies like Central Intelligence (2016)
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:courage, panic, paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, kidnapping, friendship, revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:high school principal, humvee, armored car, tracking device, car chase, raised middle finger, body landing on a car, jumping through a window, interracial friendship, bravery, explosive, cgi, assassination attempt, hand grenade, sabotage, pickup truck, ak 47, silencer, mercenary, high school student

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, escape, torture, betrayal, money, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Locations:elevator, bar
Characters:hostage
Story:pistol whip, shot in the neck, shot through a window, accountant, desert eagle, car chase, bulletproof vest, mexican standoff, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, head butt, revelation, ak 47, bodyguard, product placement, fugitive, danger, binoculars, one against many, on the run

Survivor (2015)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Survivor (2015)

A State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in the line of fire and she is targeted for death and framed for crimes. Discredited, she is forced to go on the run while she tries to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year's Eve in Times Square. This is why Survivor (2015) is one of the best movies like Central Intelligence (2016). (Read More)

Themes:deception, escape, fear, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:kitchen
Characters:hitman, hostage
Story:employee employee relationship, flash drive, contract killer, hired killer, computer cracker, fake identity, tracking device, cigarette lighter, impostor, faked death, explosive, assassination attempt, hand grenade, ak 47, silencer, laptop, knocked out, race against time, product placement, fugitive

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

The G.I. Joe team is framed for crimes against the country by Zartan, disguised as the President, and Cobra Commander has all the world leaders under his influence, with their advanced warheads headed towards innocent populaces around the world. Outnumbered and outgunned, the surviving team members form a plan with their original leader, General Joseph Colton, to rescue the President and face off Cobra Commander, his accomplices and the world leaders. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, deception, torture, betrayal, kidnapping, friendship, revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:humvee, young version of character, computer cracker, bunker, armored car, tracking device, bulletproof vest, punched in the chest, impostor, explosive, mexican standoff, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, self mutilation, assassination attempt, hand grenade, traitor, ak 47, silencer, mercenary

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) is one of the best movies like Central Intelligence (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)

HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research and forty-six earlier Agent clones -- endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47's past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe. (Read More)

Themes:deception, escape, torture, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Characters:hitman, hostage
Story:assassin, pistol whip, improvised weapon, armory, two way mirror, contract killer, crashing through a window, young version of character, shot through a window, tracking device, car chase, body landing on a car, jumping through a window, punched in the chest, parking garage, kicked in the stomach, head butt, secret agent, silencer, mercenary

Morgan (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Themes:panic, paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:kitchen
Characters:hostage
Story:final showdown, pistol whip, throat ripping, improvised weapon, hired killer, young version of character, bunker, car chase, punched in the chest, presumed dead, kicked in the stomach, looking at oneself in a mirror, head butt, revelation, sabotage, laptop, kicked in the face, knocked out, beaten to death, danger

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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

Themes:panic, redemption, paranoia, deception, escape, torture, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:kitchen, elevator, bar
Characters:lawyer, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:cia agent, final showdown, escape attempt, pistol whip, flash drive, armory, crashing through a window, computer cracker, armored car, strongman, muscleman, tracking device, bulletproof vest, jumping through a window, punched in the chest, faked death, explosive, presumed dead, parking garage, kicked in the stomach

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:courage, panic, redemption, paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, money, kidnapping, friendship, revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:final showdown, knife throwing, young version of character, strongman, muscleman, punched in the chest, interracial friendship, impostor, bravery, explosive, nickname, cgi, kicked in the stomach, assassination attempt, head butt, sabotage, traitor, freeze frame, henchman, manipulation

The Last Boy Scout (1991) is one of the best movies like Central Intelligence (2016)
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, escape, torture, betrayal, money, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman, bully, hostage
Period:1990s
Story:bully comeuppance, pistol whip, repeated line, buddy comedy, one liner, taser, car chase, body landing on a car, interracial friendship, explosive, presumed dead, parking garage, swat team, assassination attempt, henchman, bodyguard, manipulation, knocked out, race against time, product placement

Machete Kills (2013)
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, escape, torture, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman, hostage
Story:bell 206 jet ranger helicopter, knife throwing, bar fight, contract killer, hired killer, armored car, shot in the neck, tracking device, car chase, jumping through a window, mexican standoff, swat team, eccentric, assassination attempt, head butt, ak 47, henchman, espionage, secret agent, silencer

Jason Bourne (2016)
Action, Thriller

Jason Bourne (2016)

Jason Bourne is again being hunted by the CIA. It begins when Nicky Parson a former CIA operative who helped Bourne, who went under and now works with a man who's a whistle blower and is out to expose the CIA's black ops. Nicky hacks into the CIA and downloads everything on all their Black Ops, including Treadstone which Bourne was a part of. And Heather Lee, a CIA agent, discovers the hack and brings it to the attention of CIA Director Dewey, the man behind the Black Ops. He orders Parsons be found and, hopefully, Bourne, too. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, deception, escape, torture, fear, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:kitchen, elevator
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s, 1990s
Story:cia, cia agent, final showdown, flash drive, improvised weapon, rogue agent, hired killer, computer cracker, armored car, tracking device, car chase, body landing on a car, bulletproof vest, punched in the chest, parking garage, swat team, looking at oneself in a mirror, assassination attempt, head butt, revelation

Red 2 (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Red 2 (2013)

Retired CIA agent Frank Moses is in love with Sarah Ross and enjoying their normal life. Out of the blue, Marvin Boggs meets Frank in the supermarket and tells that Wikileaks has released the information that they had participated and know the whereabouts of the Nightshade, a portable nuclear weapon that was smuggled in pieces and hidden in Russia. Now the top agents in the world are under contract to seek them out to discover where Nightshade is. The trio travels to Paris and teams-up with the Russian Katja to track down the former Russian Agent 'The Frog' to get more information about the operation. They learn that the brilliant inventor Dr. Edward Bailey might know where the weapon is. They discover that Bailey has been interned in an asylum in London by the MI-6 for thirty-two years and the British Victoria joins the team. They rescue Bailey and find that the nuclear device is hidden in the Kremlin. Soon the dangerous South Korean Han joins the group expecting to retrieve the weapon. But dangerous killer Jack Horton is hunting Frank down and will not stop until he recovers the nuclear bomb. (Read More)

Themes:deception, escape, torture, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Story:cia agent, pistol whip, rogue agent, contract killer, airfield, taser, car chase, punched in the chest, faked death, swat team, eccentric, assassination attempt, hand grenade, ak 47, cia, espionage, secret agent, silencer, kicked in the face, race against time

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016) is one of the best movies like Central Intelligence (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

The general public is concerned over having Superman on their planet and letting the "Dark Knight" - Batman - pursue the streets of Gotham. While this is happening, a power-phobic Batman tries to attack Superman.,Meanwhile Superman tries to settle on a decision, and Lex Luthor, the criminal mastermind and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the "Man of Steel". This is why Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016) is one of the best movies like Central Intelligence (2016). (Read More)

Themes:panic, redemption, paranoia, deception, escape, torture, fear, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:cia agent, final showdown, employee employee relationship, flash drive, crashing through a window, macguffin, young version of character, computer cracker, armored car, tracking device, car chase, raised middle finger, body landing on a car, bulletproof vest, jumping through a window, punched in the chest, bravery, explosive, presumed dead, kicked in the stomach

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:courage, panic, redemption, paranoia, deception, escape, torture, fear, betrayal, money, friendship, revenge
Locations:elevator, bar
Characters:hitman, lawyer, hostage
Story:female lawyer, pistol whip, hit with a chair, buddy movie, contract killer, buddy comedy, one liner, macguffin, hired killer, shot through a window, car chase, body landing on a car, jumping through a window, punched in the chest, cigarette lighter, bravery, kicked in the stomach, eccentric, walkie talkie, assassination attempt

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, escape, betrayal, marriage
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman
Period:2010s
Story:escape attempt, pistol whip, flash drive, buddy comedy, computer cracker, shot through a window, car chase, bulletproof vest, partner, impostor, mexican standoff, parking garage, assassination attempt, freeze frame, henchman, silencer, bodyguard, knocked out, race against time, product placement

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:elevator, bar
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:cia agent, cia, flash drive, rogue agent, computer cracker, fake identity, taser, shot through a window, car chase, punched in the chest, mexican standoff, parking garage, kicked in the stomach, assassination attempt, head butt, ak 47, espionage, silencer, bodyguard, kicked in the face

Logan (2017) is one of the best movies like Central Intelligence (2016)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Themes:panic, redemption, paranoia, deception, escape, torture, fear, betrayal, money, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:bully, hostage
Story:bully comeuppance, final showdown, pistol whip, hired killer, armored car, shot in the neck, shot through a window, car chase, body landing on a car, bulletproof vest, punched in the chest, kicked in the stomach, swat team, walkie talkie, looking at oneself in a mirror, self mutilation, assassination attempt, hand grenade, pickup truck, henchman

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (2016)

The Turtles continue to live in the shadows and no one knows they were the ones who took down Shredder. And Vernon is the one everyone thinks is the one who took Shredder down. April O'Neill does some snooping and learns a scientist named, Baxter Stockman is working for Shredder. He plans to break him out while he's being transported. April tells the turtles who try to stop it but can't. Stockman tries to teleport Shredder but he some how ends up in another dimension and meets a warlord named Krang who instructs Shredder to assemble a teleportation device he sent to Earth a long time ago. He gives Shredder some mutagen which he uses to transform two criminals who were also in the transport with him, Rock Steady and Bebop into mutants. And they set out to find the device. April saw the transformation while investigating Stockman, She would take the mutagen and she would be chased by Shredder's minions, the Foot Clan. He is saved by a man named Casey Jones who was the one who transporting Shredder. The Turtles show up and they try to work together. In the melee the mutagen ends up with the police. Knowing Shredder will try and get it back, April tries to get it first she asks Vern to help. Eventually she and Casey are arrested. The Turtles get the mutagen and Donatello analyzes it learns it could make them human, which he tells Leonardo who tells him to forget it and not to tell the others. But Michelangelo tells Raphael who feels that Leonardo doesn't respect them. This is why Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (2016) is one of the best movies like Central Intelligence (2016). (Read More)

Themes:courage, redemption, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Locations:elevator, bar
Period:2010s
Story:final showdown, escape attempt, reference to vin diesel, flash grenade, flash drive, improvised weapon, one liner, macguffin, computer cracker, taser, tracking device, car chase, body landing on a car, jumping through a window, punched in the chest, bravery, explosive, swat team, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie

The Purge: Election Year (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

It's been seventeen years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn...or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state. (Read More)

Themes:courage, panic, paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, kidnapping, friendship, revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:final showdown, young version of character, shot in the neck, taser, shot through a window, happy ending, tracking device, raised middle finger, body landing on a car, bulletproof vest, punched in the chest, interracial friendship, bravery, mexican standoff, parking garage, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, self mutilation, assassination attempt, hand grenade

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:deception, torture, money
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman, hostage
Story:final showdown, bar fight, sprinkler system, flash drive, improvised weapon, shot in the neck, boston massachusetts, assassination attempt, ak 47, henchman, silencer, laptop, threat, kicked in the face, product placement, beaten to death, electrocution, one against many, one man army, disarming someone

The Accountant (2016) is one of the best movies like Central Intelligence (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Accountant (2016)

Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. (Read More)

Themes:panic, redemption, paranoia, deception, escape, torture, fear, betrayal, money, revenge
Locations:office, bar
Characters:hitman, hostage
Story:accountant, final showdown, pistol whip, flash bang, flash grenade, armory, contract killer, hired killer, young version of character, computer cracker, fake identity, shot through a window, raised middle finger, bulletproof vest, punched in the chest, parking garage, kicked in the stomach, assassination attempt, pickup truck, silencer

Power Rangers (2017)
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:courage, panic, redemption, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Characters:bully, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:bully comeuppance, final showdown, improvised weapon, car chase, punched in the chest, interracial friendship, bravery, explosive, kicked in the stomach, looking at oneself in a mirror, head butt, sabotage, pickup truck, laptop, high school student, threat, manipulation, prank, knocked out, race against time

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