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Crank (2006)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Crank (2006)

When the hit-man Chev Chelios is poisoned by the criminal Verona, his friend and doctor Miles advises him that he must keep his adrenaline levels elevated to stay alive. Chev meets his girlfriend Eve and together they look for Verona to kill him.

Themes:absurdism, voyeurism, suicide, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:kitchen, elevator, hotel, restaurant, hospital
Characters:lust, hitman, policeman, doctor
Period:2000s
Story:change of heart, woman moaning from pleasure, moaning woman, woman moaning, snorting cocaine, motorcycle crash, motorcycle stunt, motorcycle accident, motorcycle cop, helicopter landing pad, falling from a helicopter, chinese restaurant, girl in panties, white panties, character can see subtitle, daylight saving time, lawn jockey, camera shot from inside human body, part computer animated, penthouse apartment

Crank: High Voltage (2009)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Crank: High Voltage (2009)

Chev Chelios survives a fall from the sky, sort of. He's in an unknown location, sedated, while various Chinese are harvesting his organs. His heart is gone, in an ice chest; a temporary in its place. Chev escapes, knowing only the name of the guy with the ice chest. He calls Doc Miles, an unlicensed cardiologist, who tells him there's only an hour's life in the artificial heart: keep it charged. Chev needs to find his own heart and get to Doc for a transplant. He starts his time-limited pursuit of shadowy figures, the ice chest, and his heart aided by Eve, Rei, and Venus - a stripper, a prostitute, and a pal with Tourette's - constantly needing an electric charge to keep going. (Read More)

Themes:absurdism
Mood:gore
Characters:lust, doctor
Period:2000s
Story:homoerotic, triad, sex in public, body landing on a car, one day, heart, rear entry sex, sexual attraction, syringe, machismo, die hard scenario, shot in the forehead, one man army, scantily clad female, mixed martial arts, dark comedy, cleavage, hand to hand combat, falling from height, brawl

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:suicide, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator, hotel, restaurant
Characters:hitman, policeman
Story:body landing on a car, beard, machismo, silencer, neck breaking, product placement, organized crime, shot in the forehead, cigar smoking, one man army, anti hero, mixed martial arts, assassin, hand to hand combat, car chase, falling from height, brawl, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest

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:revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:shot in the hand, body landing on a car, grenade, machismo, silencer, neck breaking, exploding body, organized crime, shot in the forehead, cigar smoking, one man army, scantily clad female, anti hero, mixed martial arts, drug dealer, assassin, cleavage, voyeur, hand to hand combat, shooting

Shoot 'em Up (2007) is one of the best movies like Crank (2006)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Shoot 'em Up (2007)

Late at night, in an unnamed U.S. city, a solitary man sits at a bus stop. A pregnant woman runs by, pursued by a man with a gun. With reluctance, the man at the bus stop rescues her and assists with the baby's delivery, while additional pursuers fire at them, including the gang's particularly nasty leader, an intuitive man named Hertz. Our hero, known only as Smith, determines to save the child and find out why Hertz wants the baby dead. At a local bordello, he tries to employ a lactating hooker to watch the child, but things quickly escalate, and this makeshift family is soon on the run. Heavy metal music calms the baby. Why? A laboratory, gun factory, and presidential campaign all figure in Smith's quest for the child's safe deliverance. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Period:2000s
Story:woman moaning from pleasure, moaning woman, woman moaning, intravenous, shot in the hand, loud sex, body landing on a car, severed finger, severed hand, head butt, machismo, die hard scenario, moaning, organized crime, shot in the forehead, spanking, one man army, anti hero, mixed martial arts, cleavage

Wanted (2008)
Action, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller

Wanted (2008)

A young man finds out his long lost father is an assassin. When his father is murdered, the son is recruited into his father's old organization and trained by a man named Sloan to follow in his dad's footsteps. This is why Wanted (2008) is one of the best movies like Crank (2006).

Themes:suicide, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator
Period:2000s
Story:woman moaning from pleasure, moaning woman, woman moaning, energy drink, shot in the hand, killing an animal, head butt, machismo, silencer, exploding body, moaning, breaking the fourth wall, shot in the forehead, cigar smoking, assassin, car chase, taxi, shooting, falling from height, shot in the head

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

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

Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant, hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:microwave oven, pharmacy, retirement, security camera, silencer, die hard scenario, neck breaking, exploding body, product placement, organized crime, shot in the forehead, one man army, anti hero, mixed martial arts, assassin, hand to hand combat, brawl, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest

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)

Locations:kitchen, hotel, restaurant, hospital
Story:bull, body landing on a car, damsel in distress, security camera, head butt, grenade, syringe, silencer, product placement, one man army, anti hero, assassin, hand to hand combat, sunglasses, car chase, falling from height, brawl, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest

Hitman (2007) is one of the best movies like Crank (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hitman (2007)

A gun-for-hire "Hitman" is a genetically-engineered, elite assassin known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as 'The Organization' is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Eastern Europe. But even 47 couldn't anticipate a "random equation" in his life exactitude: the unexpected stirrings of his conscience and the unfamiliar emotions aroused in him by a mysterious Russian woman. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Locations:hotel, restaurant
Characters:hitman
Story:syringe, silencer, handgun, exploding body, shot in the forehead, one man army, assassin, hand to hand combat, brawl, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, helicopter, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, shootout, pistol, one word title, bare breasts

From Paris With Love (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

From Paris With Love (2010)

James Reece is an ambitious aide to the U.S. Ambassador in Paris, doing little jobs for the CIA and hoping to get into black ops. On the night he and his girlfriend, Caroline, become engaged, he's told to pick up Charlie Wax at Orly. Charlie is an unorthodox government employee - large, bald and bearded, foul-mouthed and eccentric. Charlie immediately takes James on a wild ride of murder and mayhem, through ethnic enclaves. As bodies pile up, the purpose remains opaque to James. Caroline, unhappy that James has been out of touch for a day, tells him to bring Charlie for dinner. Charlie can be charming - where will it lead? Does the chess-playing James have what it takes? (Read More)

Locations:elevator, restaurant
Characters:hitman
Story:motorcycle cop, chinese restaurant, energy drink, loud sex, security camera, silencer, neck breaking, exploding body, organized crime, shot in the forehead, racial slur, anti hero, cocaine, drug dealer, assassin, hand to hand combat, car chase, falling from height, brawl, shot in the head

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. This is why Spy (2015) is one of the best movies like Crank (2006). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:kitchen, hotel, restaurant
Story:falling from a helicopter, meat cleaver, head butt, shot in the forehead, mixed martial arts, assassin, cleavage, hand to hand combat, car chase, taxi, falling from height, brawl, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, motorcycle, car accident, machine gun, black comedy, helicopter

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

Marv is unconscious on a highway surrounded by corpses. When he awakes, he has amnesia and tries to recall his last steps from the Kadie's saloon on the Saturday night. He recalls that he found four playboys burning a homeless man alive and defended the poor man. Marv hunts them down and kills the group. The cocky gambler Johnny hits jackpot in slot machines in the Kadie's saloon and invites the waitress Marcie to go with him to play poker game against the powerful Senator Roark. He wins the game and suffers the consequence of his arrogance. The private detective Dwight McCarthy is contacted by his former lover Ava Lord that asks to meet him at the Kadie's saloon. Ava asks him for forgiveness for leaving him to marry the wealthy Damian Lord. However her strong chauffeur Manute takes her home. Dwight snoops around Ava's house but is found and beaten by Manute and the bodyguards. When he returns home, Ava is waiting for him naked in the bed and seduces him again. Then she tells that Damian and Manute torture her and soon she will be killed. Once again Manute takes Ava with him and hits Dwight that invites Marv to help him to rescue Ava. Damian denies the accusation but Dwight beats him to death while Marv tear Manute's eye out. But soon Dwight finds that he was lured by Ava that shoots him. Marv rescues Dwight and takes him to the Old Town where Dwight finds his former lover Gail that helps him to recover while Dwight plots revenge against Ava. (Read More)

Themes:voyeurism, suicide, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:hotel, restaurant, hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:motorcycle cop, body landing on a car, severed hand, nipples visible through clothing, head butt, silencer, handgun, neck breaking, shot in the forehead, cigar smoking, one man army, anti hero, mixed martial arts, voyeur, hallucination, hand to hand combat, car chase, falling from height, brawl, tough guy

The Fate Of The Furious (2017) is one of the best movies like Crank (2006)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

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

Themes:revenge
Locations:hotel, restaurant
Story:motorcycle cop, body landing on a car, damsel in distress, security camera, beard, head butt, grenade, silencer, product placement, necklace, underwater scene, one man army, anti hero, mixed martial arts, assassin, hand to hand combat, sunglasses, car chase, taxi, falling from height

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Alice awakes at home with her daughter Becky and her husband. But soon she realizes that she is actually in an Umbrella Corporation's underground facility. Out of the blue, the computer security system shuts-down and Alice flees to the central control room of the facility. She meets Ada Wong, who works with Albert Wesker, and she learns that a five-man team has been sent by Wesker to rescue them. However, the Red Queen sends Jill Valentine and Rain to hunt them down. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator
Story:motorcycle accident, one day, heart, security camera, syringe, die hard scenario, exploding body, product placement, shot in the forehead, underwater scene, mixed martial arts, assassin, hand to hand combat, car chase, taxi, falling from height, brawl, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest

Looper (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Looper (2012)

Joe is classified as a "looper", a job in which his employers use time travel to send men from the future to be killed into the past, where Joe can properly dispose of their bodies. However, to tie up loose ends and erase the evidence of his ever being a looper, Joe knows that one day his future self will be sent back for him to kill. When this day comes, Joe's future self is prepared and escapes, and the two men struggle separately in the past trying to evade capture and attempting to fulfill their own personal agendas. (Read More)

Themes:suicide, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hitman
Story:finger gun, body landing on a car, severed finger, retirement, severed hand, grenade, syringe, exploding body, organized crime, shot in the forehead, one man army, anti hero, assassin, tough guy, shot in the chest, motorcycle, car accident, machine gun, blood splatter, shot to death

Sin City (2005)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City (2005)

Four tales of crime adapted from Frank Miller's popular comics, focusing around a muscular brute who's looking for the person responsible for the death of his beloved Goldie, a man fed up with Sin City's corrupt law enforcement who takes the law into his own hands after a horrible mistake, a cop who risks his life to protect a girl from a deformed pedophile, and a hitman looking to make a little cash. This is why Sin City (2005) is one of the best movies like Crank (2006). (Read More)

Themes:suicide, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator, hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:motorcycle cop, gang war, severed finger, severed hand, grenade, silencer, first part, hanging, organized crime, shot in the forehead, cigar smoking, one man army, scantily clad female, anti hero, assassin, gay slur, cleavage, shooting, falling from height, tough guy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like Crank (2006)
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:absurdism, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Story:meat cleaver, body landing on a car, severed hand, security camera, head butt, handgun, neck breaking, exploding body, product placement, organized crime, shot in the forehead, underwater scene, anti hero, mixed martial arts, drug dealer, assassin, hallucination, hand to hand combat, sunglasses, car chase

Layer Cake (2004)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Layer Cake (2004)

A successful cocaine dealer, who has earned a respected place among England's Mafia elite, plans an early retirement from the business. However, big boss Jimmy Price hands down a tough assignment: find Charlotte Ryder, the missing rich princess daughter of Jimmy's old pal Edward, a powerful construction business player and gossip papers socialite. Complicating matters are two million pounds' worth of Grade A ecstasy, a brutal Serbian gang and a whole series of double crossings. The title "LAYER CAKE" refers to the layers or levels anyone in business goes through in rising to the top. What is revealed is a modern underworld where the rules have changed. There are no 'codes', or 'families' and respect lasts as long as a line. Not knowing who he can trust, he has to use all his 'savvy', 'telling' and skills which make him one of the best, to escape his own. The ultimate last job, a love interest called Tammy, and an international drug ring threaten to draw him back into the 'cake mix'. But, time is running out and the penalty will endure a lifetime.. (Read More)

Themes:suicide, revenge
Locations:hotel, restaurant
Characters:lust, hitman, policeman
Story:retirement, snorting cocaine, cocaine, girl in panties, pharmacy, pill, rear entry sex, nipples visible through clothing, tea, directorial debut, silencer, organized crime, breaking the fourth wall, shot in the forehead, cigar smoking, underwater scene, scantily clad female, anti hero, drug dealer, assassin

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

A young man named Eggsy whose father died when he was a young boy, is dealing with living with the creep his mother is with now, who mistreats her and him. He goes out and does something to one of the creep's friends. He gets arrested and he calls a number a man gave him around the time his father died, to call if he needs help. A man named Harry approaches him and tells him he's the one who helped him. He tells him that he knew his father. When the man Eggsy slighted wants some payback, Harry takes care of him and his companions single handed. Harry then tells Eggsy that he's part of a secret organization called the Kingsman and his father was also part of it. He died trying to make the world safe. Harry offers Eggsy the opportunity to be a Kingsman and he takes it. He undergoes a grueling training course. Harry is looking into the demise of another Kingsman and the trail leads him to tech billionaire named Valentine aka V who is also curious about the group following him, the Kingsman. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator
Story:number, meat cleaver, body landing on a car, severed hand, security camera, grenade, silencer, handgun, die hard scenario, exploding body, product placement, poison, shot in the forehead, racial slur, underwater scene, one man army, mixed martial arts, assassin, gay slur, hand to hand combat

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? (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:swat, finger gun, machismo, first part, neck breaking, exploding body, anti hero, mixed martial arts, hand to hand combat, car chase, brawl, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, car accident, machine gun, helicopter, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death

Jason Bourne (2016) is one of the best movies like Crank (2006)
Action, Thriller

Jason Bourne (2016)

Jason Bourne is again being hunted by the CIA. It begins when Nicky Parson a former CIA operative who helped Bourne, who went under and now works with a man who's a whistle blower and is out to expose the CIA's black ops. Nicky hacks into the CIA and downloads everything on all their Black Ops, including Treadstone which Bourne was a part of. And Heather Lee, a CIA agent, discovers the hack and brings it to the attention of CIA Director Dewey, the man behind the Black Ops. He orders Parsons be found and, hopefully, Bourne, too. This is why Jason Bourne (2016) is one of the best movies like Crank (2006). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:kitchen, elevator, hotel, restaurant, hospital
Characters:policeman
Period:2000s
Story:motorcycle stunt, motorcycle accident, motorcycle cop, swat, body landing on a car, security camera, head butt, silencer, neck breaking, product placement, one man army, anti hero, mixed martial arts, assassin, hand to hand combat, car chase, taxi, falling from height, brawl, tough guy

Xxx (2002)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx (2002)

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

Locations:restaurant
Period:2000s
Story:motorcycle stunt, head butt, machismo, neck breaking, product placement, underwater scene, one man army, anti hero, cocaine, cleavage, sunglasses, car chase, falling from height, tough guy, shot in the chest, motorcycle, car accident, machine gun, black comedy, helicopter

American Psycho (2000)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

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

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant
Characters:lust, policeman
Story:snorting cocaine, duct tape, rear entry sex, answering machine, machismo, handgun, first part, shot in the forehead, racial slur, cigar smoking, scantily clad female, cocaine, gay slur, cleavage, voyeur, sunglasses, taxi, shot in the head, shot in the chest, car accident

Killer Elite (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Killer Elite (2011)

Loosely based on a true story, Killer Elite pits two of the worlds' most elite operatives - Danny, a ruthless killer-for-hire ('Jason Statham' (qv)) and Hunter, his longtime mentor ('Robert De Niro' (qv)) - against the cunning leader of a secret society of former Special Air Service operatives('Clive Owen'). Covering the globe from Australia to Paris, London and the Middle East, Danny and Hunter are plunged into a highly dangerous game of revenge and deception - where things are not always what they appear to be. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:hotel, hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:motorcycle cop, finger gun, head butt, silencer, shot in the forehead, one man army, assassin, hand to hand combat, car chase, brawl, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, motorcycle, machine gun, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, shootout, pistol

The Nice Guys (2016) is one of the best movies like Crank (2006)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

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

Themes:suicide, revenge
Locations:elevator, hotel, hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:body landing on a car, damsel in distress, grenade, machismo, silencer, handgun, exploding body, shot in the forehead, racial slur, cigar smoking, underwater scene, anti hero, assassin, gay slur, hallucination, sunglasses, car chase, taxi, falling from height, brawl

Central Intelligence (2016)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Central Intelligence (2016)

Calvin Joyner was voted in high school the guy most likely to succeed. 20 years later he's an accountant. As his high school reunion approaches, he tries to make contact with his old schoolmates. And someone named Bob Stone contacts him. He says that he was known as Robbie Weirdicht in school. Calvin remembers that he was picked on, as a matter of fact after an extremely nasty prank he left school. They agree to meet and Calvin is surprised by how much he has changed. Bob asks Calvin to help him out. He says yes and the next thing he knows some men burst into his home. They're CIA, the one in charge is looking for Stone, she says he's a rogue agent. When they can't find Bob they leave. Later he approaches Calvin telling him, he is not a rogue agent, he's trying to find a person known as the Black Badger who is planning to sell some information that in the wrong hands can be disastrous. so he needs Calvin's help to stop him. Calvin's not sure whom he should believe. This is why Central Intelligence (2016) is one of the best movies like Crank (2006). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:kitchen, elevator
Characters:hitman
Story:body landing on a car, head butt, silencer, product placement, public nudity, racial slur, one man army, anti hero, mixed martial arts, assassin, hand to hand combat, sunglasses, car chase, falling from height, brawl, tough guy, shot in the chest, motorcycle, car accident, machine gun

Serbuan Maut (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Serbuan Maut (2011)

In Jakarta, Indonesia, Lieutenant Wahyu organizes the invasion of an apartment building that is the safe house of the powerful and cruel drug lord Tama and his gang. The SWAT team breaks in the building but one lookout sees and warns the gangsters and the police force is trapped on the seventh floor. They learn that Lt. Wahyu has not informed his superiors about the operation. Now the police officers have to fight with limited ammunition against the armed and dangerous gangsters. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Locations:elevator
Story:swat, one day, security camera, grenade, silencer, first part, die hard scenario, neck breaking, organized crime, one man army, mixed martial arts, hand to hand combat, falling from height, brawl, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, fistfight

The Fast And The Furious (2001)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Fast And The Furious (2001)

Los Angeles street racer Dominic Toretto falls under the suspicion of the LAPD as a string of high-speed electronics truck robberies rocks the area. Brian O'Connor, an officer of the LAPD, joins the ranks of Toretto's highly skilled racing crew undercover to convict Toretto. However, O'Connor finds himself both enamored with this new world and in love with Toretto's sister, Mia. As a rival racing crew gains strength, O'Connor must decide where his loyalty really lies. (Read More)

Locations:restaurant
Period:2000s
Story:gangsta grip, skyline, triad, street gang, surprise after end credits, machismo, first part, product placement, racial slur, mixed martial arts, gay slur, cleavage, hand to hand combat, car chase, brawl, tough guy, los angeles california, shot in the chest, motorcycle, car accident

Hancock (2008) is one of the best movies like Crank (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi

Hancock (2008)

The powerful superhero John Hancock has become a joke because of his alcoholism and clumsiness. He has also become the most hated man in Los Angeles. Though he has saved many lives, he also destroyed a lot of property, costing the city millions every time he goes into action. When he saves the life of PR expert Ray Embrey from an oncoming train, the executive is thankful and believes he can restore Hancock's image as a true superhero. He brings the anti-hero home for dinner and introduces him to his son Aaron, a big fan, and to his wife, Mary. But for some mysterious reason Mary doesn't want Hancock anywhere near her or her family. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:restaurant, hospital
Story:defibrillation, gurney, body landing on a car, severed hand, syringe, product placement, anti hero, mixed martial arts, hand to hand combat, sunglasses, car chase, falling from height, brawl, tough guy, los angeles california, shot in the head, shot in the chest, car accident, machine gun, fistfight

The Departed (2006)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Departed (2006)

In South Boston, the state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Frank Costello. While Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the state police as an informer for the syndicate is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by their double lives, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations they have penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there is a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy - and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save themselves. But is either willing to turn on their friends and comrades they've made during their long stints undercover? (Read More)

Mood:gore
Locations:kitchen, elevator, restaurant, hospital
Characters:hitman, policeman
Story:number, triad, street gang, severed hand, head butt, silencer, product placement, organized crime, shot in the forehead, racial slur, spanking, scantily clad female, cocaine, drug dealer, gay slur, cleavage, shooting, falling from height, brawl, tough guy

The Expendables (2010)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables (2010)

Barney Ross leads the "Expendables", a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, martial arts expert Yin Yang, heavy weapons specialist Hale Caesar, demolitionist Toll Road and loose-cannon sniper Gunner Jensen. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the merciless dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee head to the remote locale to scout out their opposition. Once there, they meet with local rebel Sandra and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city. When they escape the island and Sandra stays behind, Ross must choose to either walk away and save his own life - or attempt a suicidal rescue mission that might just save his soul. This is why The Expendables (2010) is one of the best movies like Crank (2006). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant
Story:damsel in distress, severed hand, security camera, grenade, machismo, first part, die hard scenario, neck breaking, exploding body, cigar smoking, anti hero, mixed martial arts, drug dealer, assassin, hand to hand combat, car chase, falling from height, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest

Once Upon A Time In Mexico (2003)
Action, Thriller

Once Upon A Time In Mexico (2003)

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

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator, hospital
Characters:hitman, doctor
Story:retirement, fire escape, bull, silencer, organized crime, shot in the forehead, necklace, one man army, anti hero, assassin, cleavage, hand to hand combat, sunglasses, car chase, taxi, shooting, falling from height, tough guy, shot in the head, motorcycle

Lucky Number Slevin (2006) is one of the best movies like Crank (2006)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

In an airport waiting room, a man in a wheelchair tells a stranger a story about a fixed horse race in 1979 that resulted in a family's deaths. In Manhattan, two bookies and the son of a Mob boss die. A young man just out of the shower answers the door to a neighbor woman and explains that he's visiting, has had a bad week, including being mugged, and doesn't know where his pal, who lives there, is. The neighbor is chatty; she's a coroner. Two thugs arrive and, believing the visitor to be the guy who lives there, take him to see the boss with the dead son, who tells him to kill the son of his Mob rival. Mistaken identity? What connects the threads? Cops are watching. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Characters:hitman
Story:number, finger gun, suffocation, rear entry sex, gay character, silencer, neck breaking, poison, organized crime, shot in the forehead, racial slur, assassin, gay slur, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, black comedy, blood splatter, shot to death, shootout

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)

Locations:elevator, hotel
Story:shot in the hand, grenade, exploding body, shot in the forehead, one man army, anti hero, mixed martial arts, assassin, hand to hand combat, car chase, falling from height, brawl, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, helicopter, fistfight, shot to death, shootout

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. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator, hotel
Story:body landing on a car, one day, damsel in distress, machismo, silencer, first part, die hard scenario, neck breaking, shot in the forehead, one man army, anti hero, mixed martial arts, bathroom, hand to hand combat, shooting, falling from height, brawl, tough guy, los angeles california, shot in the head

The A-team (2010)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The A-team (2010)

Four American soldiers who are in Iraq are sent on a mission to recover plates for printing 100 dollar bills that were used to print a billion dollars. After doing the job and returning to the base their commanding officer is killed in an explosion and the plates are stolen by another operative. They would be court martialed and sent to different prisons. 6 months later, the leader, Hannibal Smith is visited by a CIA spook who tells him he knows where the man who took the plates is and wants him and his men to recover it. So he helps him escape and he breaks out the others and they go after the plates. But after doing it, they discover that the spook might not be ok. And a military intelligence officer who was involved with one of them is pursuing them. This is why The A-team (2010) is one of the best movies like Crank (2006). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:hotel, restaurant, hospital
Period:2000s
Story:surprise after end credits, security camera, head butt, syringe, machismo, silencer, neck breaking, exploding body, product placement, cigar smoking, anti hero, hand to hand combat, sunglasses, car chase, falling from height, tough guy, los angeles california, shot in the head, shot in the chest, motorcycle

World War Z (2013) is one of the best movies like Crank (2006)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

World War Z (2013)

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Locations:elevator
Characters:doctor
Story:motorcycle cop, pharmacy, shaved head, duct tape, body landing on a car, severed hand, security camera, grenade, silencer, die hard scenario, exploding body, product placement, shot in the forehead, falling from height, shot in the head, shot in the chest, motorcycle, car accident, machine gun, helicopter

Deadpool (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi

Deadpool (2016)

This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. (Read More)

Themes:absurdism, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:doctor
Story:motorcycle crash, burn, sewing machine, gurney, surprise after end credits, suffocation, shaved head, body landing on a car, damsel in distress, severed hand, directorial debut, neck breaking, exploding body, breaking the fourth wall, shot in the forehead, one man army, anti hero, mixed martial arts, gay slur, hand to hand combat

The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

The Bourne Legacy (2012)

The events in this movie take place around the same time as the events in _The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)_ (qv). When a British reporter was writing an expose about Black Ops operations Treadstone and Black Briar, and the ones responsible for them are concerned. And when Jason Bourne, former Treadstone operative got the file on Treadstone and Black Briar and gave it to Pamela Landy who then passed it to the media. When the men behind Treadstone and Black Briar learn of this, they're concerned how this will affect other ops they have. They decide it's best to shut down all ops and make sure make everyone involved disappears. They try to take out Aaron Cross who is part of another op called Outcome, but he manages to survive. He then seeks out Dr. Marta Shearing who worked on him when he began. It seems part of the program is for all subjects to take medications but he has run out, which is why he seeks her. But someone tries to kill her. He saves her and she tells him, he should have stopped taking the medications long ago. They go to Manila so that she can help him. Later the men behind Outcome learn that Cross and Shearing are still alive. They try to get them. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Locations:hotel
Characters:hitman, doctor
Period:2000s
Story:motorcycle crash, motorcycle cop, number, swat, burn, pharmacist, pharmacy, pill, duct tape, security camera, killing an animal, syringe, silencer, die hard scenario, exploding body, poison, underwater scene, one man army, anti hero, mixed martial arts

Lone Survivor (2013)
Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War

Lone Survivor (2013)

Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal, and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were left with no choice but to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Now Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
Period:2000s
Story:defibrillation, severed finger, beard, grenade, silencer, shot in the forehead, racial slur, underwater scene, sunglasses, falling from height, brawl, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, helicopter, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, shootout

Kick-ass (2010) is one of the best movies like Crank (2006)
Action, Comedy

Kick-ass (2010)

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan with a few friends and who lives alone with his father. His life is not very difficult and his personal trials not that overwhelming. However, one day he makes the simple decision to become a super-hero even though he has no powers or training. This is why Kick-ass (2010) is one of the best movies like Crank (2006). (Read More)

Themes:suicide, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:kitchen, hospital
Story:body landing on a car, severed finger, security camera, head butt, grenade, silencer, exploding body, organized crime, breaking the fourth wall, shot in the forehead, one man army, anti hero, cocaine, drug dealer, falling from height, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, black comedy

Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rush Hour 3 (2007)

After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Inspector Lee and Detective Carter are back in action as they head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders. Lee also holds secret meetings with a United Nations authority, but his personal struggles with a Chinese criminal mastermind named Kenji, which reveals that it's Lee's long-lost...brother. But their race will take them across the city, from the depths of the Paris underground to the breathtaking heights of the Eiffel Tower, as they fight to outrun the world's most deadly criminals and save the day. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Locations:elevator, hotel, hospital
Characters:hitman
Period:2000s
Story:motorcycle crash, triad, shaved head, scantily clad female, assassin, hand to hand combat, car chase, taxi, falling from height, brawl, tough guy, los angeles california, shot in the chest, motorcycle, blood splatter, fistfight, shootout, pistol, tattoo, death

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)
Action, Fantasy

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)

After its victory over Leonidas' 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes' army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
Story:woman moaning from pleasure, moaning woman, woman moaning, machismo, neck breaking, exploding body, moaning, underwater scene, anti hero, hand to hand combat, falling from height, brawl, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, surprise ending, bare breasts

Basic Instinct (1992)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Basic Instinct (1992)

A former rock star, Johnny Boz, is brutally killed during sex, and the case is assigned to detective Nick Curran of the SFPD. During the investigation, Nick meets Catherine Tramell, a crime novelist who was Boz's girlfriend when he died. Catherine proves to be a very clever and manipulative woman, and though Nick is more or less convinced that she murdered Boz, he is unable to find any evidence. Later, when Nilsen, Nick's rival in the police, is killed, Nick suspects of Catherine's involvement in it. He then starts to play a dangerous lust-filled mind game with Catherine to nail her, but as their relationship progresses, the body count rises and contradicting evidences force Nick to start questioning his own suspicions about Catherine's guilt. (Read More)

Themes:voyeurism
Locations:elevator
Characters:lust, policeman
Story:woman moaning from pleasure, moaning woman, woman moaning, girl in panties, clothes ripping, female female kiss, rear entry sex, sexual desire, drug abuse, sexual attraction, nipples visible through clothing, first part, moaning, scantily clad female, cocaine, cleavage, voyeur, car chase, shooting, shot in the head

Pulp Fiction (1994) is one of the best movies like Crank (2006)
Crime, Drama

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Jules Winnfield ('Samuel L. Jackson' (qv)) and Vincent Vega ('John Travolta (I)' (qv)) are two hit men who are out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace ('Ving Rhames' (qv)). Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia ('Uma Thurman' (qv)) out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge ('Bruce Willis' (qv)) is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his fight. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together comprising of a series of funny, bizarre and uncalled-for incidents. (Read More)

Themes:voyeurism, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator, restaurant
Characters:hitman
Story:snorting cocaine, girl in panties, white panties, finger gun, nipples visible through clothing, syringe, machismo, silencer, organized crime, shot in the forehead, racial slur, scantily clad female, anti hero, cocaine, drug dealer, cleavage, voyeur, bathroom, taxi, los angeles california

Predators (2010)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predators (2010)

The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they find that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive. This is why Predators (2010) is one of the best movies like Crank (2006). (Read More)

Themes:suicide, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hitman, doctor
Story:severed finger, killing an animal, head butt, exploding body, poison, one man army, anti hero, assassin, falling from height, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, shot to death, shootout, pistol, surprise ending, tattoo, title spoken by character

Blade (1998)
Action, Horror

Blade (1998)

In a world where vampires walk the earth, Blade has a goal. His goal is to rid the world of all vampire evil. When Blade witnesses a vampire bite Dr. Karen Jenson, he fights away the beast and takes Jenson back to his hideout. Here, alongside Abraham Whistler, Blade attempts to help heal Jenson. The vampire Quinn who was attacked by Blade, reports back to his master Deacon Frost, who is planning a huge surprise for the human population. (Read More)

Themes:suicide, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator, hospital
Story:body landing on a car, syringe, first part, neck breaking, exploding body, shot in the forehead, racial slur, one man army, mixed martial arts, hand to hand combat, brawl, tough guy, motorcycle, machine gun, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, shootout, surprise ending, cult film

The Revenant (2015)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western

The Revenant (2015)

While exploring g uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary fronjitiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
Story:shot in the hand, suffocation, severed finger, beard, killing an animal, neck breaking, hanging, breaking the fourth wall, shot in the forehead, racial slur, underwater scene, one man army, anti hero, mixed martial arts, hallucination, hand to hand combat, brawl, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest

Riddick (2013) is one of the best movies like Crank (2006)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Riddick (2013)

The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he's encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won't leave the planet without Riddick's head as their trophy. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
Story:killing an animal, machismo, silencer, exploding body, poison, racial slur, underwater scene, one man army, anti hero, hand to hand combat, falling from height, brawl, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, motorcycle, machine gun, black comedy, blood splatter, fistfight

Underworld Awakening (2012)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Underworld Awakening (2012)

Mankind discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan species and they begin a war to annihilate the races. When Selene meets with Michael in the harbor, they are hit by a grenade and Selene passes out. Twelve years later, Selene awakes from a cryogenic sleep in the Antigen laboratory and meets the Vampire David. She learns that she had been the subject of the scientist Dr. Jacob Lane and the Vampire and Lycan species have been practically eradicated from Earth. But Selene is still connected to Michael and has visions that she believes that belongs to Michael's sight. However she has a surprise and finds that she has a powerful daughter named Eve that has been raised in the laboratory. Now Selene and David have to protect Eve against the Lycans that intend to use her to inoculate their species against silver. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator
Characters:doctor
Story:body landing on a car, security camera, killing an animal, grenade, neck breaking, exploding body, shot in the forehead, underwater scene, anti hero, mixed martial arts, hand to hand combat, falling from height, brawl, shot in the head, shot in the chest, car accident, machine gun, helicopter, blood splatter, fistfight

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