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Chappie (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Chappie (2015)

In Johannesburg, the police department reduced the high rating of criminality using robots from the Tetravaal Company, designed by the engineer Deon Wilson. The former military Vincent Moore is envious of Deon, since he has developed another project called Moose, but neither Tetravaal nor the police department is interested. Deon has just developed an Artificial Intelligence but the Tetravaal's CEO Michelle Bradley asks him to abort the project. Deon decides to bring the damaged Robot 22 that was sent to be crushed to test his A.I. However he is kidnapped by the criminals Ninja, Yo-Landi and Amerika that want him to stop the robot cops. When they see the damaged robot in the van, they force Deon to program it to heist banks with them and they call it Chappie. However, Chappie acts like a child and need to be trained to learn and grow. Meanwhile Vincent follows Deon and plots an evil scheme to activate his robot. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  surveillance,  redemption,  brutality,  robbery,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  surrealism,  revenge
Locations:slum,  laboratory,  office,  africa
Characters:engineer,  australian,  hostage,  policeman
Period:future,  2010s
Story:robot,  robot versus robot,  handheld detonator,  grenade launcher,  abandoned factory,  johannesburg south africa,  woman killed,  criminal as protagonist,  near future,  human piloted robot,  man versus robot,  robot arm,  robot cop,  sentient robot,  human versus robot,  flying robot,  humanoid robot,  robot as pathos,  killer robot,  cluster bomb,  giant robot,  armored car robbery,  pump action shotgun,  caught in the rain,  criminal,  pistol whip,  butterfly knife,  threatened with a knife,  police headquarters,  urban violence,  semi truck and trailer,  mind uploading,  nissan gt r,  rubber chicken,  employee employee relationship,  crashing through a wall,  pipe wrench,  human versus machine,  stray dog,  fist bump,  eurocopter as350 squirrel,  black sheep,  tattooed man,  ripped in half,  lawlessness,  nunchuck,  throwing a rock,  golden gun,  gold tooth,  south african,  hand gun,  prototype,  torn in half,  gun store,  assembly line,  mullet,  target shooting,  flash drive,  circular saw,  money falling through the air,  throwing star,  nunchucks,  set on fire,  shuriken,  arm ripped off,  detonator,  crime lord,  megacorporation,  finger gun,  shooting range,  armory,  ceo,  learning,  hit with a shovel,  actress shares first name with character,  consciousness,  newscast,  carjacking,  based on short film,  police chief,  urban decay,  arms dealer,  super strength,  drone,  armored car,  molotov cocktail,  gun in mouth,  cartoon on tv,  bag of money,  englishman abroad,  hit with a baseball bat,  police raid,  torso cut in half,  tracking device,  fast motion scene,  shot multiple times,  media coverage,  gatling gun,  rpg,  broken arm,  bulletproof vest,  thrown through a window,  assault rifle,  ex soldier,  artificial intelligence,  title appears in writing,  dual wield,  inventor,  target practice,  stealing a car,  switchblade,  social commentary,  thug,  broken leg,  rocket launcher,  android,  burial,  told in flashback,  swat team,  security camera,  electronic music score,  helmet,  sociopath,  grenade,  sabotage,  uzi,  eavesdropping,  crime boss,  ak 47,  riot,  dismemberment,  punk,  shot in the arm,  severed arm,  mercenary,  american abroad,  exploding body,  laptop,  self sacrifice,  actor shares first name with character,  employer employee relationship,  manipulation,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  product placement,  doll,  factory,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  organized crime,  binoculars,  shot in the forehead,  training,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  news report,  van,  double cross,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  nonlinear timeline,  security guard,  weapon,  stabbed in the chest,  death of friend,  impalement,  montage,  woman,  strangulation,  ambush,  police car,  gang,  police station,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  interrogation,  urban setting,  car crash,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  book,  painting,  written by director,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  police,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  one word title,  flashback,  dog,  blood,  murder,  death,  violence,  interview

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s,  future
Story:near future,  pistol whip,  threatened with a knife,  crime lord,  urban decay,  arms dealer,  armored car,  hit with a baseball bat,  tracking device,  ex soldier,  dual wield,  stealing a car,  swat team,  security camera,  uzi,  crime boss,  ak 47,  riot,  shot in the arm,  mercenary,  race against time,  organized crime,  cigar smoking,  news report,  no opening credits,  security guard,  ambush,  police station,  foot chase,  revolver,  interrogation,  urban setting,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  death,  violence,  police

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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:surveillance,  redemption,  brutality,  robbery,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:laboratory
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:abandoned factory,  pistol whip,  flash drive,  ceo,  armored car,  bag of money,  tracking device,  shot multiple times,  assault rifle,  stealing a car,  thug,  told in flashback,  swat team,  security camera,  electronic music score,  sociopath,  sabotage,  eavesdropping,  mercenary,  american abroad,  laptop,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  product placement,  electrocution,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  van,  double cross,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  nonlinear timeline,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  strangulation,  police car,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  one word title,  flashback,  police,  violence,  death,  murder,  blood

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:surveillance,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:laboratory
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:grenade launcher,  threatened with a knife,  golden gun,  flash drive,  detonator,  armory,  drone,  armored car,  englishman abroad,  torso cut in half,  tracking device,  media coverage,  gatling gun,  broken arm,  assault rifle,  ex soldier,  dual wield,  social commentary,  thug,  rocket launcher,  android,  security camera,  sociopath,  sabotage,  eavesdropping,  severed arm,  mercenary,  american abroad,  exploding body,  laptop,  self sacrifice,  manipulation,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  news report,  double cross,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  security guard,  death of friend,  impalement,  montage,  strangulation,  ambush,  police car,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  revolver,  robot,  interrogation,  car crash,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  painting,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  rain,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  dog,  violence,  flashback,  death,  murder,  blood

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Chappie (2015)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:brutality,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  revenge
Characters:policeman
Period:2010s
Story:grenade launcher,  threatened with a knife,  crime lord,  shooting range,  armory,  arms dealer,  englishman abroad,  rpg,  bulletproof vest,  dual wield,  target practice,  stealing a car,  thug,  rocket launcher,  crime boss,  shot in the arm,  american abroad,  manipulation,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  double cross,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  montage,  strangulation,  ambush,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  f word,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  painting,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  death,  murder,  flashback,  violence,  dog,  blood

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

Ride Along (2014)

Ben must prove he is good enough to date cop James' sister. By doing this he goes on a "Ride Along" to show that he is not weak and he will do whatever it takes to get James' approval but along the way runs into a few obstacles that he has to overcome in a very funny way. This is why Ride Along (2014) is one of the best movies like Chappie (2015). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:abandoned factory,  threatened with a knife,  gun store,  crime lord,  shooting range,  carjacking,  arms dealer,  bag of money,  assault rifle,  target practice,  stealing a car,  thug,  security camera,  electronic music score,  grenade,  eavesdropping,  crime boss,  ak 47,  shot in the arm,  character's point of view camera shot,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  news report,  double cross,  exploding car,  security guard,  ambush,  police car,  police station,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  revolver,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  death,  police,  blood,  murder,  violence

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... (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge,  surrealism
Locations:laboratory
Characters:hostage
Story:grenade launcher,  near future,  pistol whip,  detonator,  armory,  super strength,  armored car,  molotov cocktail,  englishman abroad,  hit with a baseball bat,  tracking device,  shot multiple times,  gatling gun,  bulletproof vest,  artificial intelligence,  dual wield,  inventor,  stealing a car,  thug,  rocket launcher,  electronic music score,  sociopath,  uzi,  crime boss,  ak 47,  dismemberment,  punk,  shot in the arm,  severed arm,  mercenary,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  manipulation,  character's point of view camera shot,  electrocution,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  van,  double cross,  exploding car,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  montage,  strangulation,  ambush,  police car,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  robot,  interrogation,  car crash,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  written by director,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback,  police,  dog,  murder,  violence,  blood

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:surveillance,  redemption,  brutality,  robbery,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  revenge
Characters:australian,  hostage
Period:2010s
Story:grenade launcher,  threatened with a knife,  prototype,  money falling through the air,  armory,  newscast,  carjacking,  arms dealer,  armored car,  englishman abroad,  tracking device,  bulletproof vest,  ex soldier,  dual wield,  stealing a car,  swat team,  security camera,  grenade,  sabotage,  uzi,  eavesdropping,  ak 47,  shot in the arm,  mercenary,  american abroad,  laptop,  manipulation,  race against time,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  van,  double cross,  exploding car,  security guard,  weapon,  stabbed in the chest,  montage,  ambush,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  car crash,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  explosion,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  violence

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G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013) is one of the best movies like Chappie (2015)
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:surveillance,  redemption,  deception,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:grenade launcher,  target shooting,  throwing star,  drone,  armored car,  tracking device,  media coverage,  gatling gun,  bulletproof vest,  assault rifle,  ex soldier,  dual wield,  target practice,  rocket launcher,  security camera,  helmet,  grenade,  uzi,  ak 47,  shot in the arm,  mercenary,  american abroad,  exploding body,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  factory,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  binoculars,  training,  news report,  double cross,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  death of friend,  impalement,  ambush,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  explosion,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  robbery,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Characters:engineer,  hostage,  policeman
Story:abandoned factory,  pump action shotgun,  hand gun,  hit with a shovel,  urban decay,  armored car,  englishman abroad,  tracking device,  thug,  rocket launcher,  helmet,  sociopath,  grenade,  eavesdropping,  crime boss,  ak 47,  manipulation,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  electrocution,  organized crime,  binoculars,  shot in the forehead,  cigar smoking,  news report,  double cross,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  nonlinear timeline,  security guard,  ambush,  police car,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  criminal,  revolver,  interrogation,  car crash,  urban setting,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  blood,  flashback,  violence,  police,  death,  murder

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. This is why American Assassin (2017) is one of the best movies like Chappie (2015). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  redemption,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:laboratory
Characters:engineer,  hostage
Period:2010s
Story:pistol whip,  threatened with a knife,  money falling through the air,  shooting range,  carjacking,  arms dealer,  armored car,  gun in mouth,  tracking device,  assault rifle,  target practice,  stealing a car,  thug,  sociopath,  uzi,  eavesdropping,  ak 47,  shot in the arm,  mercenary,  american abroad,  laptop,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  training,  shot in the leg,  news report,  van,  double cross,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  montage,  strangulation,  ambush,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  interrogation,  car crash,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  death,  dog,  flashback,  violence,  interview

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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:heist,  surveillance,  brutality,  robbery,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:threatened with a knife,  detonator,  carjacking,  police chief,  urban decay,  armored car,  bag of money,  police raid,  bulletproof vest,  assault rifle,  ex soldier,  thug,  swat team,  security camera,  electronic music score,  sociopath,  grenade,  sabotage,  uzi,  eavesdropping,  crime boss,  ak 47,  exploding body,  laptop,  manipulation,  race against time,  electrocution,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  cigar smoking,  news report,  van,  double cross,  exploding car,  security guard,  death of friend,  montage,  ambush,  police car,  gang,  police station,  foot chase,  f word,  criminal,  revolver,  interrogation,  car crash,  urban setting,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  police,  bare chested male,  blood,  violence,  death,  murder

Takers (2010) is one of the best movies like Chappie (2015)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Takers (2010)

A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse (Chris Brown) Attica successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while planning their next job. When Ghost (Tip T.I. Harris), a former member of their team, is released from prison he convinces the group to strike an armored car carrying $20 million. As the "takers" carefully plot their strategy and draw nearer to exacting the grand heist, a reckless police officer (Matt Dillon) inches closer to apprehending the criminals. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  surveillance,  robbery,  deception,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Story:armored car robbery,  pump action shotgun,  finger gun,  armored car,  bag of money,  hit with a baseball bat,  police raid,  bulletproof vest,  stealing a car,  swat team,  security camera,  ak 47,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  double cross,  no opening credits,  security guard,  death of friend,  ambush,  police station,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  urban setting,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  violence,  police,  death,  interview,  blood

13 Hours (2016)
Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War

13 Hours (2016)

Libya, 2012. At an unofficial CIA base in Benghazi a group of ex-military contractors are providing security. In the aftermath of Gaddafi's downfall a power vacuum exists and the climate is volatile. Military weapons are freely available. The US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, makes a visit to the area, staying in a compound near the CIA base. On the night of 11 September, 2012, the Ambassador's compound is attacked by hordes of heavily armed locals. The only forces willing and able to defend it are six CIA contractors. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  betrayal
Period:2010s
Story:grenade launcher,  armory,  arms dealer,  drone,  armored car,  molotov cocktail,  englishman abroad,  torso cut in half,  rpg,  broken arm,  bulletproof vest,  assault rifle,  ex soldier,  broken leg,  rocket launcher,  security camera,  helmet,  ak 47,  riot,  shot in the arm,  severed arm,  mercenary,  american abroad,  exploding body,  laptop,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  van,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  security guard,  death of friend,  montage,  ambush,  police car,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  car crash,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  blood,  murder

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

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  redemption,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:assault rifle,  stealing a car,  thug,  sociopath,  crime boss,  ak 47,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  manipulation,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  product placement,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  double cross,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  death of friend,  montage,  ambush,  police car,  gang,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  blood,  police,  violence,  murder,  death

Logan (2017)
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. This is why Logan (2017) is one of the best movies like Chappie (2015). (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:laboratory
Characters:hostage
Period:future
Story:near future,  pistol whip,  threatened with a knife,  gold tooth,  megacorporation,  super strength,  drone,  armored car,  englishman abroad,  hit with a baseball bat,  torso cut in half,  gatling gun,  bulletproof vest,  assault rifle,  stealing a car,  social commentary,  thug,  burial,  swat team,  sociopath,  dismemberment,  shot in the arm,  severed arm,  mercenary,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  binoculars,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  van,  double cross,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  montage,  strangulation,  police car,  gang,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  book,  written by director,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  one word title,  blood,  police,  murder,  dog,  violence,  death

Morgan (2016) is one of the best movies like Chappie (2015)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:laboratory
Characters:hostage
Story:near future,  pistol whip,  threatened with a knife,  prototype,  super strength,  artificial intelligence,  stealing a car,  android,  security camera,  electronic music score,  sabotage,  laptop,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  double cross,  man with glasses,  stabbed in the chest,  death of friend,  impalement,  strangulation,  ambush,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  f word,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  flashback,  interview,  violence,  death,  blood

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Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

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

Themes:brutality,  robbery,  escape,  betrayal,  revenge
Story:pistol whip,  threatened with a knife,  urban violence,  carjacking,  urban decay,  dual wield,  stealing a car,  switchblade,  thug,  told in flashback,  uzi,  crime boss,  shot in the arm,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  gang,  police station,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  revolver,  interrogation,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  murder,  dog,  blood,  police,  death,  flashback,  violence

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

Baby Driver (2017)

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

Themes:heist,  surveillance,  brutality,  robbery,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  revenge
Period:2010s
Story:armored car robbery,  pistol whip,  carjacking,  arms dealer,  bag of money,  dual wield,  stealing a car,  thug,  swat team,  security camera,  sociopath,  uzi,  eavesdropping,  crime boss,  ak 47,  shot in the arm,  self sacrifice,  manipulation,  character's point of view camera shot,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  van,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  security guard,  impalement,  montage,  ambush,  police car,  gang,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  revolver,  urban setting,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  written by director,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  murder,  flashback,  police,  death,  violence,  blood

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:surveillance,  redemption,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge,  surrealism
Locations:laboratory
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:pistol whip,  threatened with a knife,  drone,  armored car,  media coverage,  bulletproof vest,  target practice,  burial,  security camera,  grenade,  ak 47,  mercenary,  american abroad,  laptop,  self sacrifice,  manipulation,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  binoculars,  shot in the leg,  news report,  double cross,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  death of friend,  strangulation,  ambush,  police car,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  flashback,  murder,  dog,  police,  blood

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The Fate Of The Furious (2017) is one of the best movies like Chappie (2015)
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. This is why The Fate Of The Furious (2017) is one of the best movies like Chappie (2015). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  redemption,  betrayal,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:woman,  pistol whip,  threatened with a knife,  flash drive,  armory,  armored car,  englishman abroad,  tracking device,  gatling gun,  bulletproof vest,  thrown through a window,  ex soldier,  thug,  rocket launcher,  swat team,  security camera,  sociopath,  grenade,  sabotage,  eavesdropping,  ak 47,  mercenary,  american abroad,  manipulation,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  binoculars,  van,  double cross,  exploding car,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  strangulation,  ambush,  police car,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  car crash,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  death,  flashback,  violence

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:heist,  surveillance,  redemption,  brutality,  robbery,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:engineer,  hostage,  policeman
Period:2010s
Story:pistol whip,  lawlessness,  flash drive,  detonator,  armory,  carjacking,  super strength,  armored car,  police raid,  tracking device,  media coverage,  gatling gun,  bulletproof vest,  stealing a car,  social commentary,  thug,  broken leg,  swat team,  security camera,  electronic music score,  helmet,  sociopath,  sabotage,  uzi,  ak 47,  riot,  mercenary,  american abroad,  exploding body,  laptop,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  training,  shot in the leg,  news report,  double cross,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  strangulation,  ambush,  police station,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  urban setting,  car crash,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  written by director,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  police,  death,  flashback

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:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge,  surrealism
Characters:hostage
Story:threatened with a knife,  arms dealer,  super strength,  armored car,  tracking device,  gatling gun,  assault rifle,  dual wield,  inventor,  stealing a car,  swat team,  security camera,  uzi,  ak 47,  dismemberment,  shot in the arm,  severed arm,  mercenary,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  double cross,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  ambush,  police station,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  car crash,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  blood,  death,  police,  murder,  violence,  flashback

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Patriots Day (2016)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

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

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage,  policeman
Period:2010s
Story:carjacking,  police chief,  police raid,  media coverage,  bulletproof vest,  stealing a car,  broken leg,  swat team,  security camera,  electronic music score,  helmet,  sociopath,  grenade,  laptop,  product placement,  news report,  van,  double cross,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  security guard,  montage,  police car,  police station,  f word,  interrogation,  car crash,  urban setting,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  written by director,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  police,  death,  dog,  blood,  murder,  violence

Grimsby (2016) is one of the best movies like Chappie (2015)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Grimsby (2016)

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

Themes:surveillance,  redemption,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage,  policeman
Period:2010s
Story:grenade launcher,  pistol whip,  south african,  arms dealer,  drone,  armored car,  cartoon on tv,  englishman abroad,  tracking device,  fast motion scene,  bulletproof vest,  assault rifle,  stealing a car,  social commentary,  rocket launcher,  swat team,  eavesdropping,  ak 47,  riot,  mercenary,  exploding body,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  binoculars,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  double cross,  exploding car,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  montage,  strangulation,  ambush,  police car,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  one word title,  death,  blood,  dog,  violence,  murder,  flashback,  police

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

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. This is why Don't Say A Word (2001) is one of the best movies like Chappie (2015). (Read More)

Themes:heist,  surveillance,  robbery,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:threatened with a knife,  hit with a shovel,  englishman abroad,  thug,  broken leg,  burial,  security camera,  sociopath,  shot in the arm,  laptop,  manipulation,  race against time,  doll,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  van,  double cross,  exploding car,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  death of friend,  woman,  ambush,  police car,  gang,  police station,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  revolver,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood,  dog,  flashback,  police

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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,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:pump action shotgun,  pistol whip,  bag of money,  bulletproof vest,  dual wield,  stealing a car,  eavesdropping,  ak 47,  shot in the arm,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  binoculars,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  impalement,  ambush,  police car,  police station,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  revolver,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  written by director,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  interview,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

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:brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:pistol whip,  threatened with a knife,  arms dealer,  englishman abroad,  police raid,  fast motion scene,  assault rifle,  stealing a car,  thug,  told in flashback,  electronic music score,  riot,  punk,  american abroad,  manipulation,  race against time,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  binoculars,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  van,  double cross,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  nonlinear timeline,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  montage,  woman,  strangulation,  ambush,  police car,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  blood,  police,  death,  flashback,  violence,  murder

American Ultra (2015) is one of the best movies like Chappie (2015)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

American Ultra (2015)

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

Themes:surveillance,  redemption,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:pistol whip,  threatened with a knife,  drone,  armored car,  thrown through a window,  assault rifle,  social commentary,  told in flashback,  swat team,  security camera,  sabotage,  shot in the arm,  mercenary,  american abroad,  manipulation,  race against time,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  news report,  double cross,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  nonlinear timeline,  weapon,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  montage,  strangulation,  ambush,  police car,  police station,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  revolver,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  bare chested male,  flashback,  police,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  redemption,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:laboratory
Characters:engineer,  hostage
Story:threatened with a knife,  flash drive,  detonator,  megacorporation,  armory,  super strength,  armored car,  englishman abroad,  torso cut in half,  fast motion scene,  gatling gun,  artificial intelligence,  dual wield,  stealing a car,  social commentary,  rocket launcher,  security camera,  electronic music score,  sociopath,  sabotage,  uzi,  ak 47,  shot in the arm,  severed arm,  mercenary,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  electrocution,  binoculars,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  strangulation,  ambush,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  car crash,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  written by director,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  flashback,  blood,  death,  dog,  violence,  murder

District 9 (2009)
Sci-fi, Thriller

District 9 (2009)

In 1982, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed "The Prawns," appeared over Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-eight years later, the initial welcome by the human population has faded. The refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarized ghetto called District 9, where they are confined and exploited in squalor. In 2010, the munitions corporation, Multi-National United, is contracted to forcibly evict the population with operative Wikus van der Merwe in charge. In this operation, Wikus is exposed to a strange alien chemical and must rely on the help of his only two new 'Prawn' friends. This is why District 9 (2009) is one of the best movies like Chappie (2015). (Read More)

Themes:escape,  torture,  betrayal
Locations:slum,  laboratory,  africa
Story:johannesburg south africa,  megacorporation,  based on short film,  media coverage,  gatling gun,  rpg,  bulletproof vest,  title appears in writing,  target practice,  social commentary,  rocket launcher,  told in flashback,  ak 47,  riot,  severed arm,  mercenary,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  employer employee relationship,  character's point of view camera shot,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  van,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  weapon,  gang,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  robot,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  flashback,  interview,  murder,  violence,  blood

Suicide Squad (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Suicide Squad (2016)

It feels good to be bad...Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself? (Read More)

Themes:heist,  surveillance,  redemption,  brutality,  robbery,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  surrealism,  revenge
Locations:laboratory
Characters:australian,  hostage
Period:2010s
Story:caught in the rain,  bomb,  gold tooth,  target shooting,  shooting range,  armory,  super strength,  armored car,  hit with a baseball bat,  torso cut in half,  tracking device,  gatling gun,  bulletproof vest,  assault rifle,  dual wield,  target practice,  thug,  rocket launcher,  swat team,  security camera,  sociopath,  sabotage,  uzi,  crime boss,  ak 47,  mercenary,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  manipulation,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  electrocution,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  van,  double cross,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  nonlinear timeline,  security guard,  weapon,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  montage,  woman,  strangulation,  ambush,  gang,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  criminal,  revolver,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  written by director,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  flashback,  murder

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Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011) is one of the best movies like Chappie (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)

Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide, Mirage (aka Dino), Wheeljack (aka Que) and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action taking on the evil Decepticons, who are eager to avenge their recent defeat. The Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the United States and Russia to reach a hidden Cybertronian spacecraft on the moon and learn its secrets, and once again Sam Witwicky has to go to the aid of his robot friends. The new villain Shockwave is on the scene while the Autobots and Decepticons continue to battle it out on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:office,  africa
Characters:engineer,  hostage
Period:2010s
Story:robot versus robot,  sentient robot,  human versus robot,  killer robot,  giant robot,  employee employee relationship,  crashing through a wall,  human versus machine,  finger gun,  newscast,  drone,  tracking device,  gatling gun,  bulletproof vest,  thrown through a window,  inventor,  rocket launcher,  swat team,  security camera,  grenade,  sabotage,  shot in the arm,  severed arm,  mercenary,  exploding body,  employer employee relationship,  product placement,  electrocution,  binoculars,  shot in the leg,  news report,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  security guard,  weapon,  stabbed in the chest,  montage,  shot in the back,  robot,  interrogation,  car crash,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  explosion,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  violence,  dog,  death,  flashback,  police

Red Dawn (2012)
Action, Thriller

Red Dawn (2012)

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

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:armored car,  tracking device,  gatling gun,  rpg,  assault rifle,  target practice,  rocket launcher,  security camera,  grenade,  sabotage,  uzi,  ak 47,  mercenary,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  product placement,  binoculars,  training,  shot in the leg,  news report,  double cross,  exploding car,  death of friend,  montage,  ambush,  police station,  shot in the back,  revolver,  car crash,  urban setting,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  violence,  murder,  death

Terminator Genisys (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Terminator Genisys (2015)

When John Connor ('Jason Clarke (I)' (qv)), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese ('Jai Courtney' (qv)) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor ('Emilia Clarke' (qv)) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured time-line. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian ('Arnold Schwarzenegger' (qv)), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future... (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Locations:laboratory
Period:future
Story:robot versus robot,  grenade launcher,  human versus robot,  flying robot,  killer robot,  giant robot,  human versus machine,  detonator,  megacorporation,  armory,  super strength,  drone,  thrown through a window,  artificial intelligence,  dual wield,  stealing a car,  social commentary,  rocket launcher,  android,  security camera,  electronic music score,  punk,  shot in the arm,  severed arm,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  manipulation,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  product placement,  factory,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  exploding car,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  woman,  ambush,  police station,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  revolver,  robot,  interrogation,  car crash,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  death,  interview,  murder,  flashback

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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. This is why The Equalizer (2014) is one of the best movies like Chappie (2015). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  robbery,  deception,  torture
Characters:hostage
Story:threatened with a knife,  flash drive,  assault rifle,  ex soldier,  security camera,  sociopath,  uzi,  ak 47,  exploding body,  laptop,  character's point of view camera shot,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  strangulation,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  murder,  flashback,  violence

Harry Brown (2009) is one of the best movies like Chappie (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harry Brown (2009)

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

Themes:brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:pistol whip,  threatened with a knife,  crime lord,  urban decay,  arms dealer,  molotov cocktail,  bag of money,  police raid,  shot multiple times,  ex soldier,  stealing a car,  social commentary,  thug,  swat team,  sociopath,  riot,  shot in the arm,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  death of friend,  strangulation,  ambush,  gang,  police station,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  revolver,  interrogation,  car crash,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  dog,  death,  murder,  police,  blood,  interview,  violence,  flashback

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:brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:pump action shotgun,  pistol whip,  threatened with a knife,  assault rifle,  title appears in writing,  dual wield,  stealing a car,  switchblade,  thug,  swat team,  shot in the arm,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  actor shares first name with character,  manipulation,  race against time,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  exploding car,  death of friend,  ambush,  police station,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  interrogation,  car crash,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  dog,  flashback,  blood,  police,  interview,  violence,  murder,  death

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Spectral (2016)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Spectral (2016)

Civil Unrest in the European country of Moldova has US forces engaging the insurgents however there is a new threat who has decided both are their enemy. This new threat resides in an alternative spectrum that makes them invisible to the naked eye and instant death to anyone confronting them. Locals believe they are Spirits of War but others believe they are superior arms technology fabricated by the Moldova government.. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:laboratory
Characters:engineer
Story:grenade launcher,  abandoned factory,  near future,  assembly line,  consciousness,  super strength,  armored car,  gatling gun,  bulletproof vest,  assault rifle,  dual wield,  inventor,  target practice,  social commentary,  rocket launcher,  helmet,  grenade,  ak 47,  mercenary,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  factory,  binoculars,  impalement,  montage,  ambush,  subjective camera,  robot,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Characters:engineer,  hostage
Period:future
Story:near future,  threatened with a knife,  megacorporation,  ceo,  super strength,  drone,  tracking device,  ex soldier,  artificial intelligence,  inventor,  social commentary,  electronic music score,  shot in the arm,  exploding body,  character's point of view camera shot,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  binoculars,  shot in the forehead,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  strangulation,  police car,  police station,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  flashback,  violence,  blood,  death,  police,  murder,  dog

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) is one of the best movies like Chappie (2015)
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. This is why Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) is one of the best movies like Chappie (2015). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:laboratory
Characters:hostage
Story:woman,  pistol whip,  threatened with a knife,  megacorporation,  armory,  ceo,  super strength,  tracking device,  assault rifle,  dual wield,  stealing a car,  security camera,  uzi,  shot in the arm,  mercenary,  exploding body,  american abroad,  laptop,  race against time,  product placement,  factory,  electrocution,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  strangulation,  ambush,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  car crash,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  photograph,  character name in title,  death,  flashback,  violence,  murder

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The Guest (2014)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  revenge
Story:arms dealer,  assault rifle,  ex soldier,  stealing a car,  broken leg,  electronic music score,  grenade,  mercenary,  laptop,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  death of friend,  strangulation,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  car crash,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  death,  blood

Total Recall (2012)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Total Recall (2012)

For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man as he finds himself on the run from the police. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal
Period:future
Story:factory,  killer robot,  megacorporation,  torso cut in half,  media coverage,  gatling gun,  bulletproof vest,  ex soldier,  artificial intelligence,  swat team,  grenade,  shot in the arm,  severed arm,  exploding body,  manipulation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  news report,  double cross,  no opening credits,  security guard,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  robot,  interrogation,  car crash,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  rain,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  flashback,  violence,  interview,  police,  murder,  death

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

The Dark Knight (2008)

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

Themes:heist,  surveillance,  brutality,  robbery,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:engineer,  hostage
Story:criminal,  organized crime,  threatened with a knife,  detonator,  ceo,  urban decay,  armored car,  bag of money,  police raid,  media coverage,  gatling gun,  rpg,  bulletproof vest,  thrown through a window,  assault rifle,  ex soldier,  inventor,  social commentary,  thug,  broken leg,  rocket launcher,  swat team,  electronic music score,  helmet,  sociopath,  grenade,  uzi,  crime boss,  ak 47,  punk,  exploding body,  american abroad,  self sacrifice,  manipulation,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  cigar smoking,  news report,  van,  double cross,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  security guard,  death of friend,  impalement,  montage,  ambush,  gang,  police station,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  revolver,  interrogation,  car crash,  urban setting,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  written by director,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  police,  bare chested male,  dog,  interview,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

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Tomorrowland (2015) is one of the best movies like Chappie (2015)
Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Sci-fi

Tomorrowland (2015)

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomorrowland." (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  redemption,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  surrealism
Locations:laboratory,  africa
Characters:engineer
Period:2010s,  future
Story:robot versus robot,  inventor,  robot as pathos,  killer robot,  giant robot,  super strength,  drone,  hit with a baseball bat,  torso cut in half,  artificial intelligence,  title appears in writing,  stealing a car,  social commentary,  android,  told in flashback,  security camera,  helmet,  sabotage,  severed arm,  mercenary,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  product placement,  factory,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  news report,  double cross,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  security guard,  weapon,  montage,  ambush,  police station,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  robot,  interrogation,  car crash,  bomb,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  one word title,  murder,  dog,  violence,  flashback,  death

Ghost In The Shell (2017)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ghost In The Shell (2017)

In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major Kusanagi is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. This is why Ghost In The Shell (2017) is one of the best movies like Chappie (2015). (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge,  surrealism
Locations:slum
Characters:engineer,  hostage
Period:future
Story:near future,  robot as pathos,  killer robot,  hand gun,  prototype,  megacorporation,  ceo,  super strength,  gatling gun,  bulletproof vest,  assault rifle,  artificial intelligence,  dual wield,  social commentary,  thug,  rocket launcher,  android,  electronic music score,  grenade,  uzi,  eavesdropping,  severed arm,  exploding body,  manipulation,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  binoculars,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  van,  security guard,  montage,  woman,  ambush,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  criminal,  revolver,  robot,  interrogation,  car crash,  urban setting,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  dog,  death,  murder,  flashback,  violence

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:surveillance,  redemption,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:office
Characters:hostage
Story:pistol whip,  threatened with a knife,  arms dealer,  drone,  tracking device,  assault rifle,  dual wield,  stealing a car,  shot in the arm,  american abroad,  race against time,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  impalement,  strangulation,  ambush,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  interrogation,  car crash,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  written by director,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  one word title,  death,  murder,  flashback,  violence,  blood

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

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

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

Themes:surveillance,  redemption,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:threatened with a knife,  flash drive,  arms dealer,  englishman abroad,  tracking device,  broken arm,  bulletproof vest,  assault rifle,  ex soldier,  stealing a car,  thug,  broken leg,  rocket launcher,  security camera,  eavesdropping,  mercenary,  exploding body,  laptop,  race against time,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  training,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  exploding car,  security guard,  montage,  woman,  strangulation,  ambush,  police car,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  written by director,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  police,  flashback,  violence,  blood

Banlieue 13 (2004) is one of the best movies like Chappie (2015)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Banlieue 13 (2004)

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

Themes:surveillance,  robbery,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s,  future
Story:abandoned factory,  pump action shotgun,  bomb,  threatened with a knife,  crime lord,  finger gun,  urban decay,  hit with a baseball bat,  tracking device,  bulletproof vest,  switchblade,  swat team,  security camera,  crime boss,  ak 47,  punk,  shot in the arm,  race against time,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  strangulation,  police car,  gang,  police station,  foot chase,  criminal,  interrogation,  urban setting,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  death,  police,  violence,  murder

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:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  surrealism,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Period:future
Story:near future,  lawlessness,  detonator,  armory,  drone,  armored car,  bulletproof vest,  assault rifle,  target practice,  social commentary,  broken leg,  security camera,  electronic music score,  sabotage,  eavesdropping,  manipulation,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  shot in the forehead,  training,  double cross,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  ambush,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  revolver,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence,  death,  murder,  blood

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