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Con Air (1997)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Con Air (1997)

Cameron Poe, a highly decorated United States Army Ranger, came home to Alabama to his wife, Tricia, only to run into a few drunken regulars where Tricia works. Cameron unknowingly kills one of the drunks and is sent to a federal penitentiary for involuntary manslaughter for seven years. Cameron becomes eligible for parole and can now go home to his wife and daughter. Unfortunately, Cameron has to share a prison airplane with some of the country's most dangerous criminals, who took control of the plane and are now planning to escape the country. Cameron has to find a way to stop them while playing along. Meanwhile, United States Marshal Vincent Larkin is trying to help Cameron get free and stop the criminals, including Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  terrorism,  brutality,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport,  desert,  bar
Characters:transsexual
Period:1990s,  1980s
Story:prison,  prison brawl,  airplane hijack,  las vegas nevada,  homicidal maniac,  terrorist plot,  police brutality,  reluctant hero,  war hero,  pump action shotgun,  hand to hand combat,  prison violence,  prison riot,  prison fight,  action hero,  nose pushed into brain,  fresno california,  colombian drug cartel,  trailer narrated by hal douglas,  mobile alabama,  army rangers,  m16 rifle,  exploding gasoline station,  end credits roll call,  mastermind,  serial child killer,  convicted felon,  dea agent,  national guard,  exploding motorcycle,  hijacker,  u.s. marshal,  nightstick,  diabetic,  hostile takeover,  arms tied overhead,  federal agent,  fake accent,  motorcycle chase,  hijack,  bald,  nevada,  crushed head,  hijacking,  airplane accident,  exploding truck,  fire truck,  spit in the face,  stock footage,  psychopathic killer,  psycho killer,  genius,  war veteran,  body landing on a car,  convict,  stabbed in the leg,  aviation,  bravery,  switchblade,  promise,  mexican standoff,  rapist,  honor,  country music,  disaster,  machismo,  maniac,  bare chested male bondage,  battlefield,  semiautomatic pistol,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  policewoman,  automobile,  attempted rape,  opening action scene,  evil man,  undercover,  person on fire,  one against many,  gas station,  shot in the forehead,  racial slur,  one man army,  disarming someone,  false accusation,  exploding car,  weapon,  mixed martial arts,  prisoner,  impalement,  woman,  terrorist,  ambush,  native american,  kung fu,  combat,  criminal,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  bomb,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  battle,  shotgun,  hero,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  serial killer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  pregnancy,  shootout,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  kiss,  gun,  blood,  police,  violence,  murder

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:terrorism,  brutality,  escape,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport
Period:1990s
Story:airplane hijack,  terrorist plot,  police brutality,  terrorist,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  hijacker,  hostile takeover,  hijack,  hijacking,  fire truck,  aviation,  bravery,  mexican standoff,  machismo,  semiautomatic pistol,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  opening action scene,  evil man,  undercover,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  disarming someone,  false accusation,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  kung fu,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shootout,  prison,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  murder,  gun,  violence,  police,  blood

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Raw Deal (1986)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Raw Deal (1986)

Mark Kaminski is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Luigi Patrovita, enlists Kaminski in a personal vendetta with a promise of reinstatement into the FBI if Patrovita is taken down. To accomplish this, Kaminski must go undercover and join Patrovita's gang. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  revenge
Locations:bar
Period:1980s
Story:police brutality,  pump action shotgun,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  motorcycle chase,  exploding truck,  switchblade,  promise,  machismo,  semiautomatic pistol,  silencer,  opening action scene,  undercover,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  ambush,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  shotgun,  hero,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shootout,  cult film,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  police,  murder,  violence,  kiss

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.

Themes:brutality,  escape,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Story:police brutality,  hand to hand combat,  national guard,  convict,  mexican standoff,  machismo,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  policewoman,  opening action scene,  undercover,  person on fire,  shot in the forehead,  racial slur,  weapon,  prisoner,  woman,  criminal,  bomb,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  shotgun,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shootout,  prison,  martial arts,  kiss,  violence,  murder,  police,  blood

The Condemned (2007) is one of the best movies like Con Air (1997)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Condemned (2007)

The story of Jack Conrad, who is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  revenge
Story:pump action shotgun,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  spit in the face,  machismo,  battlefield,  semiautomatic pistol,  person on fire,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  impalement,  ambush,  combat,  bomb,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  battle,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shootout,  prison,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  blood,  murder

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Death Race (2008)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Death Race (2008)

In 2012, amid economic chaos and high unemployment, Americans watch by the millions as criminals with life sentences race armored cars on Terminal Island. Two-thirds of the combatants die but the winner may earn his freedom. On the day he loses his job, steelworker Jensen Ames is arrested for his wife's murder. Sent to Terminal Island, he's offered an out by the steely and manipulative Warden Hennessey - race as the popular mask-wearing (but now dead) champion, Frankenstein, or rot in prison. Jensen makes the bargain. As the three-stage race approaches, he realizes that the whole thing may be a set up - can an anonymous man behind a mask get revenge and win his release? This is why Death Race (2008) is one of the best movies like Con Air (1997). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:prison brawl,  police brutality,  hand to hand combat,  prison violence,  prison fight,  action hero,  exploding truck,  stabbed in the leg,  machismo,  opening action scene,  person on fire,  disarming someone,  false accusation,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  prisoner,  impalement,  combat,  bomb,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shootout,  prison,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  murder,  blood

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:escape,  revenge
Story:police brutality,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  fire truck,  body landing on a car,  mexican standoff,  machismo,  bare chested male bondage,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  opening action scene,  undercover,  one against many,  racial slur,  one man army,  disarming someone,  false accusation,  mixed martial arts,  prisoner,  ambush,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  shotgun,  machine gun,  shootout,  prison,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  violence,  murder,  police

Air Force One (1997)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Air Force One (1997)

The President of the USA goes to Moscow and gives a stirring speech outlining the USA's new "Zero-tolerance" policy with respect to terrorism. On the flight home, terrorists take over Air Force One (the President's official plane) and take the passengers (including his wife and daughter) hostage. The terrorists plan to execute one hostage every half-hour unless/until their demands are met. However, the President is a former Medal of Honor winner, so the terrorists may be in for a surprise... (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  escape,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport
Period:1990s
Story:airplane hijack,  terrorist plot,  war hero,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  hijacker,  hostile takeover,  hijack,  hijacking,  airplane accident,  aviation,  bravery,  honor,  disaster,  semiautomatic pistol,  die hard scenario,  opening action scene,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  weapon,  prisoner,  terrorist,  ambush,  combat,  showdown,  gunfight,  hero,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shootout,  prison,  explosion,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  kiss,  gun,  murder,  violence,  blood

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The Last Boy Scout (1991) is one of the best movies like Con Air (1997)
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,  escape,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Period:1990s
Story:pump action shotgun,  action hero,  nose pushed into brain,  trailer narrated by hal douglas,  fire truck,  body landing on a car,  stabbed in the leg,  switchblade,  machismo,  semiautomatic pistol,  die hard scenario,  opening action scene,  person on fire,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  disarming someone,  false accusation,  exploding car,  ambush,  combat,  psychopath,  bomb,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shootout,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  gun,  murder,  blood,  police,  violence

Xxx: State Of The Union (2005)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Xxx: State Of The Union (2005)

Agent Augustus Gibbons has selected an imprisoned former US Navy SEAL Darius Stone, a new agent in the XXX program, travels to Washington D.C., where they track a splinter faction of the U.S. military that attempts to overthrow the U.S. government and assassinate the President, led by Secretary of Defense and former 4-Star General George Deckert, Stone's former commanding officer whom he once led a mutiny against. But he's been targeted for assassination by a radical splinter group of dissenters deep within the United States government. The new XXX agent must uncover the insurgents from within. It is the nation's only hope to stop the first coup d'etat in American history. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  escape
Story:prison brawl,  hand to hand combat,  prison violence,  prison fight,  action hero,  nightstick,  convict,  mexican standoff,  machismo,  battlefield,  semiautomatic pistol,  die hard scenario,  opening action scene,  person on fire,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  prisoner,  ambush,  kung fu,  handcuffs,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  battle,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shootout,  prison,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  blood,  gun,  police,  violence

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. This is why The Fate Of The Furious (2017) is one of the best movies like Con Air (1997). (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  brutality,  escape,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:bar
Story:woman,  terrorist plot,  hand to hand combat,  prison riot,  prison fight,  action hero,  hostile takeover,  federal agent,  exploding truck,  body landing on a car,  mexican standoff,  battlefield,  silencer,  opening action scene,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  prisoner,  terrorist,  ambush,  handcuffs,  bomb,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  battle,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shootout,  prison,  explosion,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  kiss,  blood,  murder,  violence

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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:terrorism,  escape,  revenge
Locations:desert,  bar
Story:terrorist plot,  police brutality,  reluctant hero,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  mexican standoff,  battlefield,  silencer,  undercover,  person on fire,  one against many,  gas station,  shot in the forehead,  racial slur,  one man army,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  impalement,  terrorist,  ambush,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  bomb,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  battle,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shootout,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  police,  blood,  violence,  murder

The Marine (2006) is one of the best movies like Con Air (1997)
Action, Drama, Thriller

The Marine (2006)

John Triton is a heroic Marine who returns home after being discharged--against his will--from the Iraq War. Stateside, he finds himself back in action, when a group of murderous diamond thieves on the run led by a merciless criminal named Rome has kidnapped his wife and John goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her. With everything on the line, the Marine will stop at nothing to carry out his toughest and most important mission. (Read More)

Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  mexican standoff,  machismo,  semiautomatic pistol,  opening action scene,  one against many,  gas station,  racial slur,  one man army,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  combat,  criminal,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  battle,  shotgun,  hero,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shootout,  explosion,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  blood,  kiss,  murder,  gun

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)
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:escape
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert
Period:1990s
Story:police brutality,  reluctant hero,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  battlefield,  semiautomatic pistol,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  opening action scene,  undercover,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  kung fu,  combat,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  battle,  hero,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shootout,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  murder,  police,  violence

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War (2007)
Action, Crime, Thriller

War (2007)

After his partner Tom Lone and family are killed apparently by the infamous and elusive assassin Rogue, FBI agent John Crawford becomes obsessed with revenge as his world unravels into a vortex of guilt and betrayal. Rogue eventually resurfaces to settle a score of his own, setting off a bloody crime war between Asian mob rivals Chang of the Triad's and Yakuza boss Shiro. When Jack and Rogue finally come face to face, the ultimate truth of their pasts will be revealed. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  revenge
Story:pump action shotgun,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  mexican standoff,  machismo,  opening action scene,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  impalement,  kung fu,  combat,  bomb,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shootout,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  violence,  blood

Die Hard 2 (1990)
Action, Thriller

Die Hard 2 (1990)

After the terrifying events in LA, John McClane (Willis) is about to go through it all again. A team of terrorists, led by Col. Stuart (Sadler) is holding the entire airport hostage. The terrorists are planning to rescue a drug lord from justice. In order to do so, they have seized control of all electrical equipment affecting all planes. With no runway lights available, all aircraft have to remain in the air, with fuel running low, McClane will need to be fast. This is why Die Hard 2 (1990) is one of the best movies like Con Air (1997). (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  brutality,  escape
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport
Period:1990s
Story:terrorist plot,  reluctant hero,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  hijacker,  hostile takeover,  hijack,  hijacking,  airplane accident,  aviation,  machismo,  semiautomatic pistol,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  evil man,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  weapon,  mixed martial arts,  terrorist,  ambush,  kung fu,  bomb,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shootout,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  police,  husband wife relationship,  gun,  kiss,  murder,  violence,  blood

Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like Con Air (1997)
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:terrorism,  brutality,  escape,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport
Story:terrorist plot,  action hero,  fire truck,  convict,  semiautomatic pistol,  opening action scene,  undercover,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  prisoner,  impalement,  terrorist,  criminal,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shootout,  prison,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  blood,  police,  violence

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Lock Up (1989)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Lock Up (1989)

Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by Leone, and has now arrived on the scene to ensure that Leone never sees the light of day. (Read More)

Themes:revenge,  friendship
Period:1980s
Story:prison brawl,  prison violence,  prison riot,  prison fight,  action hero,  nightstick,  convict,  machismo,  racial slur,  disarming someone,  prisoner,  impalement,  criminal,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  showdown,  brawl,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  prison,  explosion,  violence,  murder,  blood

Desperado (1995)
Action, Thriller

Desperado (1995)

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

Themes:brutality,  revenge
Locations:bar
Period:1990s
Story:woman,  pump action shotgun,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  body landing on a car,  machismo,  semiautomatic pistol,  silencer,  opening action scene,  evil man,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shootout,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  gun,  blood,  murder,  violence

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:terrorism,  brutality,  escape,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Story:mastermind,  criminal,  hero,  terrorist plot,  police brutality,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  national guard,  fire truck,  body landing on a car,  convict,  honor,  maniac,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  policewoman,  opening action scene,  evil man,  person on fire,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  false accusation,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  prisoner,  impalement,  terrorist,  ambush,  kung fu,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  bomb,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  battle,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shootout,  prison,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  police,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  blood,  violence,  kiss

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Survivor (2015) is one of the best movies like Con Air (1997)
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 Con Air (1997). (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  escape,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport
Story:terrorist plot,  hand to hand combat,  fire truck,  battlefield,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  policewoman,  opening action scene,  false accusation,  exploding car,  terrorist,  ambush,  combat,  bomb,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  battle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shootout,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  police,  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:terrorism,  brutality,  escape,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Story:terrorist plot,  police brutality,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  spit in the face,  body landing on a car,  stabbed in the leg,  bravery,  rapist,  machismo,  silencer,  evil man,  person on fire,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  impalement,  terrorist,  ambush,  combat,  psychopath,  bomb,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  battle,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shootout,  explosion,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  violence,  murder,  police,  gun

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

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:brutality,  escape,  revenge,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert,  bar
Story:reluctant hero,  action hero,  exploding motorcycle,  motorcycle chase,  promise,  machismo,  evil man,  shot in the forehead,  racial slur,  one man army,  disarming someone,  prisoner,  ambush,  criminal,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shootout,  prison,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  police,  violence,  blood,  gun,  murder

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Homefront (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Homefront (2013)

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

Themes:brutality,  escape,  revenge
Locations:bar
Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  dea agent,  exploding motorcycle,  fire truck,  machismo,  die hard scenario,  undercover,  one against many,  gas station,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  prisoner,  impalement,  ambush,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shootout,  prison,  explosion,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  violence,  murder

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Con Air (1997)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:brutality,  escape,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  fire truck,  body landing on a car,  stabbed in the leg,  honor,  machismo,  silencer,  opening action scene,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shootout,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  blood,  violence,  gun

Quantum Of Solace (2008)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Quantum Of Solace (2008)

Is there solace in revenge? Bond and "M" sniff a shadowy international network of power and corruption reaping billions. As Bond pursues the agents of an assassination attempt on "M," all roads lead to Dominic Greene, a world-renowned developer of green technology. Greene, a nasty piece of work, is intent on securing a barren area of Bolivia in exchange for assisting a strongman stage a coup there. The CIA looks the other way, and only Bond, with help from a retired spy and from a mysterious beauty, stands in Greene's way. "M" wonders if she can trust Bond, or if vengeance possesses him. Beyond that, can anyone drawn to Bond live to tell the tale? This is why Quantum Of Solace (2008) is one of the best movies like Con Air (1997). (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  revenge
Story:pump action shotgun,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  silencer,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  weapon,  mixed martial arts,  terrorist,  ambush,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  shootout,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  kiss,  gun

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Black Rain (1989)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Black Rain (1989)

Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. In Japan, however, he manages to escape. As they try to track him down, they get deeper and deeper into the Japanese Mafia scene and they have to learn that they can only win by playing the game the Japanese way. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  escape,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Story:pump action shotgun,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  exploding motorcycle,  motorcycle chase,  semiautomatic pistol,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  prisoner,  ambush,  psychopath,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  battle,  shotgun,  hero,  blonde,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shootout,  cult film,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  violence,  kiss,  blood,  murder,  police

Under Siege (1992)
Action, Thriller

Under Siege (1992)

The battleship Missouri is about to be decomissioned. Casey Ryback is Captain Adam's personal cook. And Ryback is always butting heads with the ship's XO Commander Krill but the Captain always intercedes. One day, after the President visits the Missouri, which is also the Captain's birthday, the Captain learns that a helicopter has been cleared to land on the ship by Commander Krill, which he was not informed of. When questioned Krill tells the Captain that it's a surprise for his birthday, the Captain then allows it. Later after another one of their scuffles, Krill has Ryback locked in the freezer. During the party, the rock band reveals themselves to be mercenaries, led by William Stranix, a CIA operative, who is in league with Krill to unload all of the ship's nuclear warheads. They lock up all of the crew and make preparations to remove the warheads. And Krill remembers Ryback, Stranix sends two of his men to take care of Ryback, only thing is that Ryback took care of them. Upon discovering their bodies, Stranix deduces that Ryback is more than a cook. He then sends Krill to check on him, and Krill discovers that Ryback's a NAVY SEAL, who got busted down to a cook after an incident in Panama. And Ryback continues to create trouble for them, so Stranix tries to hunt him down. Along the way, Ryback meets Jordan, a former playmate, who was supposed to entertain at the party but was also forgotten. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism
Mood:suspense
Period:1990s
Story:terrorist plot,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  mobile alabama,  hijacker,  hostile takeover,  hijack,  hijacking,  war veteran,  semiautomatic pistol,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  evil man,  undercover,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  woman,  terrorist,  combat,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  bomb,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shootout,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  blood,  violence

Xxx (2002) is one of the best movies like Con Air (1997)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx (2002)

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

Themes:terrorism,  escape
Mood:suspense
Story:terrorist plot,  pump action shotgun,  action hero,  exploding motorcycle,  motorcycle chase,  mexican standoff,  honor,  machismo,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  undercover,  one against many,  one man army,  exploding car,  terrorist,  combat,  bomb,  falling from height,  gunfight,  battle,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shootout,  prison,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  police,  kiss,  blood,  murder,  gun

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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:terrorism,  escape,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport,  desert
Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  bravery,  mexican standoff,  battlefield,  evil man,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  prisoner,  impalement,  ambush,  combat,  handcuffs,  bomb,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  battle,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shootout,  prison,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  murder,  violence,  blood

Die Hard (1988)
Action, Thriller

Die Hard (1988)

NYPD cop John McClane goes on a Christmas vacation to visit his wife Holly in Los Angeles where she works for the Nakatomi Corporation. While they are at the Nakatomi headquarters for a Christmas party, a group of bank robbers led by Hans Gruber take control of the building and hold everyone hostage, with the exception of John, while they plan to perform a lucrative heist. Unable to escape and with no immediate police response, John is forced to take matters into his own hands. This is why Die Hard (1988) is one of the best movies like Con Air (1997). (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  escape,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport
Period:1980s
Story:terrorist plot,  police brutality,  reluctant hero,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  body landing on a car,  mexican standoff,  disaster,  machismo,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  evil man,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  exploding car,  weapon,  mixed martial arts,  terrorist,  criminal,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  pregnancy,  shootout,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  police,  blood,  violence,  gun

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:terrorism,  brutality,  escape,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport,  bar
Story:terrorist plot,  terrorist,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  war veteran,  body landing on a car,  stabbed in the leg,  machismo,  silencer,  opening action scene,  undercover,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  racial slur,  one man army,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  handcuffs,  bomb,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shootout,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  murder,  blood

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The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is one of the best movies like Con Air (1997)
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:terrorism,  brutality,  escape,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport,  desert,  bar
Story:terrorist plot,  reluctant hero,  hand to hand combat,  prison riot,  action hero,  national guard,  hostile takeover,  motorcycle chase,  airplane accident,  battlefield,  die hard scenario,  opening action scene,  evil man,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  false accusation,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  prisoner,  impalement,  terrorist,  ambush,  combat,  psychopath,  bomb,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  battle,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shootout,  prison,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  kiss,  police

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Action, Adventure, Thriller, War

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

John Rambo is removed from prison by his former superior, Colonel Samuel Troutman, for a top-secret operation to bring back POW's still held in Vietnam. Rambo's assignment is to only take pictures of where the POWs are being held, but Rambo wants to get the POWs out of Vietnam. Teamed up with female Vietnamese freedom fighter Co Bao, Rambo embarks on a mission to rescue the POWs, who are being held by sadistic Vietnamese Captain Vinh and his Russian comrade, Lieutenant Colonel Padovsky. Rambo starts killing every enemy in sight while still focusing on his intentions to rescue the POWs. There are also corrupt American officials involved in the mission, including Marshall Murdock, one of Rambo's superiors. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  escape,  revenge
Period:1980s
Story:war hero,  pump action shotgun,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  prison,  machismo,  battlefield,  silencer,  person on fire,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  weapon,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  battle,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shootout,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  gun,  blood,  murder,  kiss,  violence

American Ultra (2015)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

American Ultra (2015)

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

Themes:brutality,  escape,  revenge
Locations:airport
Story:reluctant hero,  hand to hand combat,  fire truck,  spit in the face,  stabbed in the leg,  bravery,  die hard scenario,  undercover,  one against many,  gas station,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  weapon,  mixed martial arts,  impalement,  ambush,  criminal,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shootout,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  police,  blood,  violence

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Rambo III (1988)
Action, Adventure, Thriller, War

Rambo III (1988)

John Rambo's former Vietnam superior, Colonel Samuel Trautman, has been assigned to lead a mission to help the Mujahedeen rebels who are fighting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, but the Buddhist Rambo turns down Trautman's request that Rambo help out. When the mission goes belly up and Trautman is kidnapped and tortured by Russian Colonel Zaysen, Rambo launches a rescue effort and allies himself with the Mujahedeen rebels and gets their help in trying to rescue Trautman from Zaysen. This is why Rambo III (1988) is one of the best movies like Con Air (1997). (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  escape,  revenge
Locations:desert
Period:1980s
Story:war hero,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  exploding truck,  machismo,  battlefield,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  combat,  bomb,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  battle,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shootout,  prison,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  violence

Speed (1994) is one of the best movies like Con Air (1997)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Speed (1994)

Bomber terrorist's elevator plan backfires, so he rigs a bomb to a LA city bus. The stipulation is: once armed, the bus must stay above 50 mph to keep from exploding. Also if LAPD Officer tries to unload any passengers off, Payne will detonate it. Joe Morton co-stars as Jack's superior, and Jeff Daniels supports Jack helping him try to defuse the bomb. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport,  bar
Period:1990s
Story:bomb,  terrorist plot,  police brutality,  pump action shotgun,  action hero,  hijacker,  hijack,  hijacking,  aviation,  bravery,  mexican standoff,  disaster,  machismo,  semiautomatic pistol,  die hard scenario,  opening action scene,  evil man,  undercover,  one against many,  one man army,  mixed martial arts,  woman,  terrorist,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  brawl,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  police,  murder,  violence,  blood

Soldier (1998)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi

Soldier (1998)

In a futuristic society, some people are selected at birth to become soldiers, and trained in such a manner that they become inhuman killing machines. One of the most succesfull and older of these soldiers (Russell) is pitted against a new breed of soldiers, and after the confrontation is believed to be dead. His body is left behind in a semi-abandoned colonial planet, where everything is peaceful, and he is taught about the other aspects of life. But eventually he has to fight the new breed of soldiers again, this time to defend his new home... (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  escape,  revenge
Story:war hero,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  war veteran,  bravery,  machismo,  battlefield,  die hard scenario,  person on fire,  one against many,  one man army,  exploding car,  impalement,  combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  battle,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shootout,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  violence,  murder,  blood

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Last Man Standing (1996)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Last Man Standing (1996)

John Smith is an amoral gunslinger in the days of Prohibition. On the lam from his latest (unspecified) exploits, he happens upon the town of Jericho, Texas. Actually, calling Jericho a town would be too generous--it has become more like a ghost town, since two warring gangs have 'driven off all the decent folk.' Smith sees this as an opportunity to play both sides off against each other, earning himself a nice piece of change as a hired gun. Despite his strictly avowed mercenary intentions, he finds himself risking his life for his, albeit skewed, sense of honor.... (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  revenge
Locations:desert,  bar
Story:action hero,  honor,  machismo,  semiautomatic pistol,  die hard scenario,  evil man,  person on fire,  one against many,  one man army,  ambush,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  shotgun,  hero,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shootout,  gun,  murder,  blood,  kiss,  violence

Grimsby (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Grimsby (2016)

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

Themes:terrorism,  brutality,  escape,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:bar
Story:terrorist plot,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  fake accent,  exploding truck,  body landing on a car,  mexican standoff,  bare chested male bondage,  silencer,  opening action scene,  undercover,  person on fire,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  disarming someone,  false accusation,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  impalement,  terrorist,  ambush,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shootout,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  violence,  police,  murder

Natural Born Killers (1994) is one of the best movies like Con Air (1997)
Crime, Drama

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style. This is why Natural Born Killers (1994) is one of the best movies like Con Air (1997). (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  escape,  revenge
Locations:desert
Period:1990s
Story:homicidal maniac,  police brutality,  prison riot,  nevada,  stock footage,  psychopathic killer,  mexican standoff,  maniac,  evil man,  one against many,  gas station,  shot in the forehead,  disarming someone,  weapon,  prisoner,  woman,  ambush,  native american,  criminal,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  brawl,  gunfight,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  shootout,  prison,  cult film,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  police,  violence,  blood,  murder

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The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)

He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen - a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls - rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn't have been more wrong. Formidable though they may have been, Rama's opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife: He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap. And so Rama begins a new odyssey of violence, a journey that will force him to set aside his own life and history and take on a new identity as the violent offender "Yuda." In prison he must gain the confidence of Uco - the son of a prominent gang kingpin - to join the gang himself, laying his own life on the line in a desperate all-or-nothing gambit to bring the whole rotten enterprise to an end. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  revenge
Story:police brutality,  hand to hand combat,  prison riot,  prison fight,  action hero,  body landing on a car,  convict,  stabbed in the leg,  machismo,  attempted rape,  undercover,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  mixed martial arts,  prisoner,  impalement,  criminal,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shootout,  prison,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  violence,  police,  blood

Sudden Death (1995)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Sudden Death (1995)

Some terrorists kidnap the Vice President of the United States and threaten to blow up the entire stadium during the final game of the NHL Stanley Cup. There is only one way and one man to stop them...

Themes:terrorism
Mood:suspense
Period:1990s
Story:terrorist plot,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  body landing on a car,  machismo,  semiautomatic pistol,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  opening action scene,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  terrorist,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  hero,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shootout,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  violence

Knight And Day (2010)
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:escape
Locations:airport,  bar
Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  fire truck,  body landing on a car,  semiautomatic pistol,  silencer,  undercover,  one against many,  gas station,  one man army,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  woman,  ambush,  handcuffs,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shootout,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  blood,  murder,  kiss

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Non-stop (2014) is one of the best movies like Con Air (1997)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Non-stop (2014)

Bill Marks, a former cop dealing with his daughter's death by drinking, is now a federal air marshal. While on a flight from New York to London, Marks gets a text telling him that unless 150 million dollars is transferred to an offshore account, someone will die every 20 minutes. Can he find the terrorist in time and save everyone? (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport,  bar
Story:terrorist plot,  police brutality,  terrorist,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  hijacker,  federal agent,  hijack,  hijacking,  airplane accident,  fire truck,  stabbed in the leg,  die hard scenario,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  false accusation,  mixed martial arts,  bomb,  brawl,  gunfight,  shootout,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  violence,  murder

El Mariachi (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

El Mariachi (1992)

El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor...a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake El Mariachi for the killer, Azul, and chase him around town trying to kill him and get his guitar case. This is why El Mariachi (1992) is one of the best movies like Con Air (1997). (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  escape,  revenge
Locations:desert,  bar
Period:1990s
Story:reluctant hero,  pump action shotgun,  action hero,  body landing on a car,  bravery,  machismo,  silencer,  attempted rape,  opening action scene,  evil man,  one against many,  racial slur,  one man army,  disarming someone,  prisoner,  ambush,  criminal,  showdown,  gunfight,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shootout,  prison,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  murder,  blood,  violence,  gun

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

Lat Sau San Taam (1992)

Mobsters are smuggling guns into Hong Kong. The police orchestrate a raid at a teahouse where an ace detective loses his partner. Meanwhile, the two main gun smugglers are having a war over territory, and a young new gun is enlisted to wipe out informants and overcome barriers to growth. The detective, acting from inside sources, gets closer to the ring leaders and eventually must work with the inside man directly. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  friendship
Period:1990s
Story:undercover,  exploding motorcycle,  body landing on a car,  promise,  mexican standoff,  honor,  machismo,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  person on fire,  shot in the forehead,  false accusation,  exploding car,  weapon,  ambush,  combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shootout,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  gun,  police,  blood,  violence

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Wild Card (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Wild Card (2015)

Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes...and this time, it's all or nothing. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  revenge,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Story:las vegas nevada,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  stabbed in the leg,  rapist,  machismo,  bare chested male bondage,  opening action scene,  one against many,  racial slur,  one man army,  disarming someone,  false accusation,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  criminal,  showdown,  brawl,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  martial arts,  violence,  murder,  blood

Patriot Games (1992) is one of the best movies like Con Air (1997)
Action, Thriller

Patriot Games (1992)

Former CIA analyst, Jack Ryan is in England with his family on vacation when he suddenly witnesses an explosion outside Buckingham Palace. It is revealed that some people are trying to abduct a member of the Royal Family but Jack intervenes, killing one of them and capturing the other, and stops the plan in its tracks. Afterwards, he learns that they're Irish revolutionaries and the two men are brothers. During his court hearing the one that's still alive vows to get back at Jack but is sentenced and that seems to be the end of it. However, whilst the man is being transported, he is broken out. Jack learns of this but doesn't think there's anything to worry about. But, when he is at the Naval Academy someone tries to kill him. He learns that they are also going after his family and so he rushes to find them, safe but having also been the victims of a failed assassination. That's when Jack decides to rejoin the CIA, and they try to find the man before he makes another attempt. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  brutality,  escape,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert
Period:1990s
Story:terrorist,  terrorist plot,  action hero,  hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  silencer,  evil man,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  weapon,  impalement,  ambush,  combat,  handcuffs,  bomb,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  battle,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shootout,  prison,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  police,  kiss,  violence,  murder

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:terrorism,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:desert
Story:terrorist plot,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  exploding motorcycle,  mexican standoff,  battlefield,  silencer,  opening action scene,  undercover,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  prisoner,  impalement,  terrorist,  ambush,  handcuffs,  bomb,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  battle,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shootout,  prison,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  blood,  violence

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