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Defiance (2008)
Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War

Defiance (2008)

On the run and hiding in the deep forests of the then German-occupied Poland and Belorussia (World War II), the four Bielski brothers find the impossible task of foraging for food and weapons for their survival. They live, not only with the fear of discovery, contending with neighboring Soviet partisans and knowing whom to trust but also take the responsibility of looking after a large mass of fleeing Polish Jews from the German war machine. Women, men, children, the elderly and the young alike are all hiding in makeshift homes in the dark, cold and unforgiving forests in the darkest times of German-occupied Eastern Europe. (Read More)

Themes:starvation,  prejudice,  vengeance,  faith,  illness,  military,  escape,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:campfire,  village,  snow,  forest
Characters:russian,  jewish,  baby,  nurse
Period:winter
Story:minsk belarus,  nazi collaborator,  russian soldier,  self sacrifice,  jewish hero,  jewish resistance,  jewish ghetto,  jewish wedding,  jewish history,  based on book,  bathing in a stream,  reference to david and goliath,  reference to franklin d roosevelt,  four brothers,  group photo,  aerial bombardment,  byelorussia,  anti semitic slur,  brigade,  shoemaker,  war victim,  polish jew,  haystack,  belarus,  pregnant from rape,  black and white segues into color,  marsh,  frostbite,  star of david,  retaliation,  punched in the crotch,  playing violin,  guerilla warfare,  collaborator,  exodus,  shaky cam,  shoah,  hardship,  reference to moses,  comrade,  year 1942,  red army,  year 1941,  arm sling,  landmine,  resistance fighter,  hatchet,  digging a grave,  lynching,  mass grave,  nazi occupation,  intellectual,  air raid,  ss,  partisan,  hanged man,  film starts with text,  commander,  bunker,  german soldier,  bread,  murder of family,  death of loved one,  swastika,  judaism,  accountant,  man crying,  vodka,  family dinner,  black and white scene,  stabbed in the leg,  newsreel footage,  hunger,  anti semitism,  animal attack,  murder of a police officer,  rape victim,  genocide,  camp,  hiding,  hammer,  communist,  barn,  what happened to epilogue,  killing an animal,  hand grenade,  medicine,  traitor,  chess,  subtitled scene,  death of son,  sacrifice,  refugee,  shot in the arm,  exploding body,  death of child,  shot in the shoulder,  farmer,  tank,  death of wife,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  holocaust,  prologue,  binoculars,  execution,  teacher student relationship,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  axe,  ambush,  police station,  survival,  shot in the back,  death of mother,  river,  death of father,  reference to god,  bomb,  rifle,  book,  battle,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  face slap,  urination,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  horse,  food,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  world war two,  brother brother relationship,  based on true story,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  one word title,  murder,  violence,  death,  dog,  blood

Fury (2014)
Action, Drama, War

Fury (2014)

1945, in World War II Germany, the tough Sergeant Don 'Wardaddy' Collier commands a tank and survives a German attack with his veteran crew composed of Boyd 'Bible' Swan, Trini 'Gordo' Garcia and Grady 'Coon-Ass' Travis. He receives a rookie soldier Norman Ellison as the substitute for his deceased gunner and he tries to harden the youth along the way. (Read More)

Themes:military,  drunkenness
Locations:forest
Story:self sacrifice,  arm sling,  landmine,  ss,  hanged man,  film starts with text,  death of loved one,  swastika,  hand grenade,  subtitled scene,  shot in the arm,  exploding body,  death of child,  shot in the shoulder,  tank,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  binoculars,  execution,  no opening credits,  stabbed to death,  ambush,  survival,  shot in the back,  bomb,  rifle,  battle,  written by director,  shot in the head,  face slap,  urination,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  horse,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  world war two,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  one word title,  violence,  death,  murder,  blood

Come And See (1985)
Drama, War

Come And See (1985)

The feature film directed by Elem Klimov, shot in the genre of military drama. The action takes place on the territory of Belarus in 1943. In the center of the story is a Belarusian boy, who witnesses the horrors of the Nazi punitive action, turning from a cheerful teenager into a gray-haired old man for two days. (Read More)

Themes:military,  revenge
Locations:village,  forest
Story:russian soldier,  based on book,  group photo,  byelorussia,  belarus,  collaborator,  resistance fighter,  mass grave,  nazi occupation,  ss,  partisan,  commander,  german soldier,  newsreel footage,  hunger,  anti semitism,  genocide,  communist,  barn,  refugee,  farmer,  tank,  holocaust,  execution,  axe,  survival,  death of mother,  bomb,  rifle,  machine gun,  horse,  food,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  world war two,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  violence,  dog,  murder,  death

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (Read More)

Themes:starvation,  military,  escape,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:campfire,  village,  snow,  forest
Characters:baby
Story:self sacrifice,  guerilla warfare,  exodus,  film starts with text,  murder of family,  death of loved one,  animal attack,  hammer,  hand grenade,  traitor,  subtitled scene,  death of son,  exploding body,  tank,  death of wife,  beaten to death,  binoculars,  no opening credits,  axe,  ambush,  survival,  shot in the back,  death of mother,  rifle,  battle,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  horse,  food,  fistfight,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

Centurion (2010) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War

Centurion (2010)

Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, Gorlacon.

Themes:escape,  drunkenness,  revenge
Locations:campfire,  village,  snow,  forest
Story:self sacrifice,  punched in the crotch,  guerilla warfare,  film starts with text,  commander,  stabbed in the leg,  animal attack,  camp,  hiding,  what happened to epilogue,  killing an animal,  traitor,  subtitled scene,  death of son,  death of child,  shot in the shoulder,  prologue,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  axe,  ambush,  survival,  shot in the back,  river,  battle,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  urination,  shot in the chest,  horse,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  knife,  one word title,  dog,  murder,  blood,  violence

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:vengeance,  escape,  drunkenness,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:campfire,  snow,  forest
Period:winter
Story:based on book,  guerilla warfare,  hatchet,  digging a grave,  hanged man,  man crying,  stabbed in the leg,  animal attack,  rape victim,  genocide,  killing an animal,  subtitled scene,  death of son,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  death of wife,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  axe,  ambush,  survival,  shot in the back,  river,  rifle,  battle,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  horse,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  shootout,  based on true story,  pistol,  knife,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

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:military,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:village,  forest
Story:self sacrifice,  based on book,  commander,  hand grenade,  subtitled scene,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  farmer,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  binoculars,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  ambush,  survival,  shot in the back,  river,  battle,  written by director,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  based on true story,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

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

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)

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

Themes:illness,  escape,  revenge
Story:self sacrifice,  resistance fighter,  landmine,  commander,  bunker,  stabbed in the leg,  animal attack,  genocide,  hand grenade,  traitor,  shot in the arm,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  tank,  beaten to death,  prologue,  binoculars,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  ambush,  survival,  shot in the back,  bomb,  battle,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death,  dog

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:escape,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:village,  forest
Story:self sacrifice,  based on book,  resistance fighter,  film starts with text,  commander,  stabbed in the leg,  animal attack,  traitor,  shot in the arm,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  death of wife,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  execution,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  axe,  ambush,  shot in the back,  death of mother,  river,  death of father,  battle,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  horse,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  brother brother relationship,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence,  dog

The Crazies (2010)
Horror, Thriller

The Crazies (2010)

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

Themes:military,  escape,  revenge,  friendship
Story:self sacrifice,  marsh,  murder of family,  murder of a police officer,  genocide,  barn,  farmer,  tank,  execution,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  police station,  survival,  shot in the back,  death of father,  rifle,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

The Monuments Men (2014)
Drama, History, War

The Monuments Men (2014)

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys - seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 - possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind's greatest achievements. (Read More)

Themes:military,  escape
Locations:village,  snow
Story:russian soldier,  self sacrifice,  based on book,  collaborator,  red army,  resistance fighter,  landmine,  mass grave,  ss,  german soldier,  swastika,  barn,  traitor,  subtitled scene,  tank,  binoculars,  no opening credits,  ambush,  shot in the back,  bomb,  rifle,  battle,  written by director,  shot in the chest,  horse,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  shootout,  world war two,  based on true story,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  dog,  murder,  blood,  death

Tomorrow, When The War Began (2010)
Action, Adventure, Drama

Tomorrow, When The War Began (2010)

Seven Australian teenage friends from a small town go on a camping trip to be with nature. During their trip, they see military aircraft fly overhead. What they didn't know was their country was being invaded by another country. Returning home, they discover that they are at war. With no training, they band together to fight the enemy. (Read More)

Themes:military,  escape,  friendship
Locations:campfire,  forest
Story:guerilla warfare,  resistance fighter,  hiding,  barn,  hand grenade,  tank,  binoculars,  no opening credits,  ambush,  police station,  survival,  shot in the back,  death of father,  rifle,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  horse,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  murder,  dog,  death,  blood,  violence

The Purge: Anarchy (2014) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

A couple are driving home when their car breaks down just as the Purge commences. Meanwhile, a police sergeant goes out into the streets to get revenge on the man who killed his son, and a mother and daughter run from their home after assailants destroy it. The five people meet up as they attempt to survive the night in Los Angeles. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:self sacrifice,  resistance fighter,  hanged man,  film starts with text,  hand grenade,  death of son,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  axe,  ambush,  survival,  shot in the back,  death of father,  written by director,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

Red Dawn (2012)
Action, Thriller

Red Dawn (2012)

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

Themes:military,  escape,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:campfire,  forest
Characters:russian
Story:self sacrifice,  guerilla warfare,  collaborator,  shaky cam,  resistance fighter,  murder of a police officer,  killing an animal,  hand grenade,  subtitled scene,  exploding body,  tank,  binoculars,  execution,  ambush,  police station,  survival,  shot in the back,  death of father,  bomb,  rifle,  battle,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  murder,  violence,  death

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

After young Katniss Everdeen agrees to be the symbol of rebellion, the Mockingjay, she tries to return Peeta to his normal state, tries to get to the Capitol, and tries to deal with the battles coming her way...but all for her main goal: assassinating President Snow and returning peace to the Districts of Panem. As her squad starts to get smaller and smaller, will she make it to the Capitol? Will she get revenge on Snow or will her target change? Will she be with her "Star-Crossed Lover," Peeta, or her long-time friend, Gale? Deaths, bombs, bow and arrows, a love triangle, hope... What will happen? (Read More)

Themes:military,  escape,  revenge
Locations:snow,  forest
Characters:nurse
Story:self sacrifice,  guerilla warfare,  shaky cam,  resistance fighter,  commander,  bunker,  death of loved one,  hunger,  animal attack,  genocide,  refugee,  shot in the arm,  exploding body,  death of child,  tank,  execution,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  ambush,  survival,  bomb,  rifle,  battle,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  murder,  death,  violence

Downfall (2004)
Biography, Drama, History, War

Downfall (2004)

In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Soviet Armies closing in from the west and south. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still achieve victory and orders his Generals and advisers to fight to the last man. "Downfall" explores these final days of the Reich, where senior German leaders (such as Himmler and Goring) began defecting from their beloved Fuhrer, in an effort to save their own lives, while still others (Joseph Goebbels) pledge to die with Hitler. Hitler, himself, degenerates into a paranoid shell of a man, full of optimism one moment and suicidal depression the next. When the end finally does comes, and Hitler lies dead by his own hand, what is left of his military must find a way to end the killing that is the Battle of Berlin, and lay down their arms in surrender. (Read More)

Themes:illness,  military,  escape,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:snow
Characters:russian,  jewish,  nurse
Story:russian soldier,  based on book,  collaborator,  comrade,  year 1942,  red army,  air raid,  ss,  german soldier,  bunker,  swastika,  anti semitism,  what happened to epilogue,  killing an animal,  medicine,  traitor,  sacrifice,  refugee,  tank,  holocaust,  binoculars,  execution,  survival,  death of mother,  death of father,  reference to god,  rifle,  battle,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  food,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  world war two,  based on true story,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  dog,  murder,  violence,  death,  blood

Black Book (2006) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008)
Drama, Thriller, War

Black Book (2006)

Israel 1956. Rachel, a Jew, rather unexpectedly meets an old friend at the kibbutz where she is working as a teacher. It brings back memories of her experiences in The Netherlands during the war, memories of betrayal. September 1944. Rachel is in trouble when her hiding place is bombed by allied troops. She gets in contact with a man from the resistance and joins a group of Jews who are to be smuggled across the Biesbosch by boat to the freed South Netherlands. Germans from a patrol boat murder them all however. Only Rachel is able to escape. She is rescued by a resistance group under the leadership of Gerben Kuipers. When Kuipers' son is captured after trying to smuggle weapons, he asks Rachel to seduce SS-hauptsturmfuhrer Ludwig Muntze. Soon she will find out the attack in the Biesbosch wasn't a coincidence. (Read More)

Themes:starvation,  escape,  revenge,  friendship
Characters:russian,  jewish
Story:nazi collaborator,  aerial bombardment,  anti semitic slur,  marsh,  resistance fighter,  mass grave,  nazi occupation,  ss,  german soldier,  swastika,  hiding,  communist,  traitor,  refugee,  death of wife,  holocaust,  prologue,  execution,  ambush,  death of mother,  river,  death of father,  bomb,  rifle,  book,  shot in the head,  urination,  machine gun,  food,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  world war two,  based on true story,  explosion,  family relationships,  one word title,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Action, Adventure, Western

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  drunkenness,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:campfire,  forest
Story:self sacrifice,  guerilla warfare,  death of loved one,  stabbed in the leg,  murder of a police officer,  killing an animal,  subtitled scene,  shot in the arm,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  farmer,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  prologue,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  axe,  ambush,  shot in the back,  rifle,  battle,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  horse,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

London Has Fallen (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

London Has Fallen (2016)

After the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances, all leaders of the Western world must attend his funeral. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The President of the United States, his formidable secret service head and a British MI-6 agent who trusts no one are the only people that have any hope of stopping it. (Read More)

Themes:military,  escape,  revenge,  friendship
Characters:baby
Story:self sacrifice,  retaliation,  guerilla warfare,  bunker,  stabbed in the leg,  murder of a police officer,  hand grenade,  traitor,  subtitled scene,  shot in the arm,  exploding body,  death of child,  shot in the shoulder,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  prologue,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  ambush,  police station,  shot in the back,  bomb,  battle,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  death,  murder

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Action, Thriller

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential Secret Service Agent Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster. (Read More)

Themes:military,  escape
Locations:snow
Characters:nurse
Story:bunker,  stabbed in the leg,  murder of a police officer,  killing an animal,  hand grenade,  traitor,  subtitled scene,  shot in the arm,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  death of wife,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  execution,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  shot in the back,  death of mother,  bomb,  battle,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  death,  murder,  blood

Sicario (2015) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Sicario (2015)

When drug violence worsens on the USA Mexico border, the FBI sends an idealistic agent, Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) on a mission to eradicate a drug cartel responsible for a bomb that had killed members of her team.

Themes:escape,  revenge,  friendship
Story:film starts with text,  murder of family,  murder of a police officer,  subtitled scene,  death of son,  shot in the arm,  death of child,  shot in the shoulder,  tank,  death of wife,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  binoculars,  no opening credits,  stabbed to death,  ambush,  shot in the back,  bomb,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  urination,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  dog,  death,  violence,  murder

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

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

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

Themes:escape,  friendship,  revenge
Characters:russian
Story:self sacrifice,  resistance fighter,  hanged man,  murder of family,  hand grenade,  sacrifice,  shot in the arm,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  prologue,  binoculars,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  axe,  ambush,  survival,  shot in the back,  bomb,  rifle,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence

The Condemned (2007)
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:revenge
Story:guerilla warfare,  shaky cam,  bunker,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  death of wife,  beaten to death,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  ambush,  shot in the back,  bomb,  battle,  punched in the face,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  horse,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

The Colony (2013)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Colony (2013)

Groups of people - colonies - are forced underground due to another ice age. Colony 7 goes to check on Colony 5, which they lost contact with. When they get there they find that the colony has fallen and there is a whole new enemy that they have to face on their way back.

Themes:starvation,  escape
Locations:snow
Period:winter
Story:self sacrifice,  stabbed in the leg,  hunger,  chess,  death of son,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  beaten to death,  execution,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  axe,  ambush,  survival,  shot in the back,  rifle,  battle,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  food,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:campfire,  village,  forest
Characters:baby
Story:animal attack,  subtitled scene,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  tank,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  stabbed to death,  survival,  shot in the back,  rifle,  battle,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  horse,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

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

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:faith,  escape,  friendship,  revenge
Story:self sacrifice,  landmine,  swastika,  vodka,  barn,  hand grenade,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  beaten to death,  no opening credits,  ambush,  survival,  shot in the back,  death of father,  rifle,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  face slap,  urination,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  horse,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  blood,  violence,  death,  murder

The Last Samurai (2003)
Action, Drama, History, War

The Last Samurai (2003)

In the 1870s, Captain Nathan Algren, a cynical veteran of the American Civil war who will work for anyone, is hired by Americans who want lucrative contracts with the Emperor of Japan to train the peasant conscripts for the first standing imperial army in modern warfare using firearms. The imperial Omura cabinet's first priority is to repress a rebellion of traditionalist Samurai -hereditary warriors- who remain devoted to the sacred dynasty but reject the Westernizing policy and even refuse firearms. Yet when his ill-prepared superior force sets out too soon, their panic allows the sword-wielding samurai to crush them. Badly wounded Algren's courageous stand makes the samurai leader Katsumoto spare his life; once nursed to health he learns to know and respect the old Japanese way, and participates as advisor in Katsumoto's failed attempt to save the Bushido tradition, but Omura gets repressive laws enacted- he must now choose to honor his loyalty to one of the embittered sides when the conflict returns to the battlefield... (Read More)

Themes:vengeance,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:village,  snow,  forest
Period:winter
Story:self sacrifice,  death of loved one,  stabbed in the leg,  genocide,  traitor,  subtitled scene,  death of son,  sacrifice,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  binoculars,  execution,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  shot in the back,  death of father,  reference to god,  rifle,  battle,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  horse,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  rain,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  death,  murder,  violence

The Tournament (2009)
Action, Thriller

The Tournament (2009)

Every seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash prize and the title of Worlds No 1, which itself carries the legendary million dollar a bullet price tag.

Themes:vengeance,  escape,  drunkenness,  drinking,  revenge
Characters:russian
Story:russian soldier,  self sacrifice,  man crying,  stabbed in the leg,  killing an animal,  hand grenade,  shot in the arm,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  death of wife,  beaten to death,  prologue,  execution,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  survival,  shot in the back,  rifle,  battle,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  murder,  dog,  death,  violence,  blood

The Legend Of Hercules (2014) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The Legend Of Hercules (2014)

In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, he must choose: to flee with his true love or to fulfill his destiny and become the true hero of his time. The story behind one of the greatest myths is revealed in this action-packed epic - a tale of love, sacrifice and the strength of the human spirit. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  revenge
Locations:campfire,  village,  forest
Story:hardship,  commander,  stabbed in the leg,  animal attack,  sacrifice,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  axe,  ambush,  shot in the back,  death of mother,  battle,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  horse,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  brother brother relationship,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

American Sniper (2014)
Action, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War

American Sniper (2014)

Chris Kyle was nothing more than a Texan man who dreamed of becoming a cowboy, but in his thirties he found out that maybe his life needed something different, something where he could express his real talent, something that could help America in its fight against terrorism. So he joined the SEALs in order to become a sniper. After marrying, Kyle and the other members of the team are called for their first tour of Iraq. Kyle's struggle isn't with his missions, but about his relationship with the reality of the war and, once returned at home, how he manages to handle it with his urban life, his wife and kids. (Read More)

Themes:military,  drunkenness,  revenge
Characters:baby,  nurse
Story:man crying,  what happened to epilogue,  killing an animal,  hand grenade,  subtitled scene,  exploding body,  death of child,  tank,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  binoculars,  execution,  no opening credits,  ambush,  shot in the back,  battle,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  horse,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  brother brother relationship,  based on true story,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  dog,  blood,  violence,  death

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

Twelve months after winning the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and her partner Peeta Mellark must go on what is known as the Victor's Tour, wherein they visit all the districts, but before leaving, Katniss is visited by President Snow who fears that Katniss defied him a year ago during the games when she chose to die with Peeta. With both Katniss and Peeta declared the winners, it is fueling a possible uprising. He tells Katniss that while on tour she better try to make sure that she puts out the flames or else everyone she cares about will be in danger. (Read More)

Themes:military
Locations:campfire,  snow,  forest
Story:self sacrifice,  commander,  hunger,  animal attack,  what happened to epilogue,  killing an animal,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  execution,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  survival,  shot in the back,  death of mother,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  horse,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death

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. (Read More)

Themes:military,  escape,  revenge
Locations:forest
Characters:russian
Story:russian soldier,  self sacrifice,  animal attack,  killing an animal,  hand grenade,  subtitled scene,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  stabbed to death,  ambush,  survival,  shot in the back,  battle,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  one word title,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence

Seraphim Falls (2006) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008)
Action, Drama, Thriller, War, Western

Seraphim Falls (2006)

In the 1860s, five men have been tracking a sixth across Nevada for more than two weeks. They shoot and wound him, but he gets away. They pursue, led by the dour Carver, who will pay them each $1 a day once he's captured. The hunted is Gideon, resourceful, skilled with a knife. Gideon's flight and Carver's hunt require horses, water, and bullets. The course takes them past lone settlers, a wagon train, a rail crew, settlements, and an Indian philosopher. What is the reason for the hunt; what connects Gideon and Carver? What happened at Seraphim Falls? (Read More)

Themes:vengeance,  escape,  drinking,  revenge
Locations:campfire,  snow,  forest
Characters:baby
Period:winter
Story:camp,  barn,  what happened to epilogue,  killing an animal,  shot in the arm,  farmer,  death of wife,  prologue,  ambush,  survival,  river,  reference to god,  rifle,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  horse,  food,  fistfight,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

The Pianist (2002)
Biography, Drama, Music, War

The Pianist (2002)

In this adaptation of the autobiography "The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945," 'Wladyslaw Szpilman' (qv), a Polish Jewish radio station pianist, sees Warsaw change gradually as World War II begins. Szpilman is forced into the Warsaw Ghetto, but is later separated from his family during Operation Reinhard. From this time until the concentration camp prisoners are released, Szpilman hides in various locations among the ruins of Warsaw. (Read More)

Themes:starvation
Characters:jewish
Story:jewish resistance,  shoah,  red army,  nazi occupation,  ss,  bread,  hunger,  anti semitism,  genocide,  camp,  tank,  holocaust,  execution,  no opening credits,  survival,  shot in the head,  corpse,  world war two,  based on true story,  murder,  blood,  violence

Run All Night (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Run All Night (2015)

Professional Brooklyn hitman Jimmy Conlon is more commonly known as THE GRAVEDIGGER. Jimmy was a mob hit-man, who was best friends with his boss Sean Maguire. But when Jimmy's son, Michael, is marked for death by the mob, Jimmy must go up against Sean to protect Michael at all costs. Together, he and Michael must avoid corrupt cops, contract killers and the mob to survive the night. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  drunkenness,  revenge
Locations:forest
Story:stabbed in the leg,  murder of a police officer,  subtitled scene,  death of son,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  stabbed to death,  police station,  survival,  shot in the back,  death of father,  rifle,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

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

Themes:vengeance,  escape,  drunkenness,  friendship,  revenge
Story:black and white scene,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  execution,  no opening credits,  police station,  survival,  shot in the back,  death of mother,  death of father,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  death,  violence,  murder,  dog,  blood

Sucker Punch (2011) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008)
Action, Fantasy

Sucker Punch (2011)

A young girl (Baby Doll) is locked away in a mental asylum by her abusive stepfather where she will undergo a lobotomy in five days' time. Faced with unimaginable odds, she retreats to a fantastical world in her imagination where she and four other female inmates at the asylum, plot to escape the facility. The lines between reality and fantasy blur as Baby Doll and her four companions, as well as a mysterious guide, fight to retrieve the five items they need that will allow them to break free from their captors before it's too late... (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:snow
Characters:baby
Story:self sacrifice,  aerial bombardment,  punched in the crotch,  swastika,  stabbed in the leg,  animal attack,  killing an animal,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  prologue,  teacher student relationship,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  shot in the back,  bomb,  rifle,  battle,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)

Epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings is the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. (Read More)

Themes:starvation,  faith,  illness,  escape,  revenge
Locations:campfire,  village
Characters:jewish
Story:guerilla warfare,  exodus,  film starts with text,  judaism,  animal attack,  hiding,  killing an animal,  death of son,  death of child,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  axe,  survival,  shot in the back,  death of father,  reference to god,  battle,  shot in the chest,  horse,  food,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  brother brother relationship,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  murder,  violence,  blood,  dog,  death

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:escape,  revenge
Locations:campfire,  village,  snow,  forest
Characters:baby
Story:murder of family,  animal attack,  traitor,  chess,  death of child,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  prologue,  execution,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  axe,  ambush,  river,  battle,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  horse,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  knife,  explosion,  blood,  murder,  death,  violence

The Proposition (2005)
Crime, Drama, Western

The Proposition (2005)

Rural Australia in the late nineteenth century: Capt. Stanley and his men capture two of the three Burns brothers, Charlie and Mike. Their gang is held responsible for attacking the Hopkins farm, raping pregnant Mrs. Hopkins and murdering the whole family. Arthur Burns, the eldest brother and the gang's mastermind, remains on the loose and has retreated to a mountain hideout. Capt. Stanley's proposition to Charlie is to gain pardon and - more importantly - save his beloved younger brother Mike from the gallows by finding and killing Arthur within nine days. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  revenge
Locations:campfire
Story:digging a grave,  lynching,  murder of a police officer,  genocide,  killing an animal,  medicine,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  beaten to death,  execution,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  ambush,  shot in the back,  rifle,  shot in the head,  face slap,  urination,  shot in the chest,  horse,  food,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  death,  dog,  blood,  violence,  murder

Underworld: Blood Wars (2016) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)

The next installment in the blockbuster franchise, UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:snow
Story:self sacrifice,  stabbed in the leg,  traitor,  sacrifice,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  ambush,  survival,  shot in the back,  death of father,  bomb,  battle,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  horse,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  murder,  blood,  death,  violence

No Escape (2015)
Action, Thriller

No Escape (2015)

When Jack (Owen Wilson) finds an opportunity to move to Southeast Asia to head his water manufacturing company's new plant there, he immediately jumps at the opportunity and moves his family there. When they get there; they seem to be having problems, the electronics don't work and rarely any cars are seen in the streets. When he goes to the market the next morning, he finds himself caught in the middle of a violent rebellion headed by armed rebels executing foreigners. Jack must get back to the hotel and with the help of a mysterious British "tourist" (Pierce Brosnan), must get his family to the American Embassy in the midst of the chaos. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  drunkenness,  revenge
Story:self sacrifice,  murder of a police officer,  refugee,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  tank,  beaten to death,  execution,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  ambush,  survival,  shot in the back,  river,  rifle,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  death,  violence,  murder

Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Action, Sci-fi

Battle Los Angeles (2011)

Los Angeles and other cities around the world are being bombarded by meteors that seem to be slowing down once they hit the earth's atmosphere. The earth is suddenly being invaded by space aliens that have landed off the shore of LA, and who begin killing everybody along the beach. The military is ordered into action. Marine Staff Sergeant Nantz (Aaron Eckhart), who was about to retire, is reassigned to a new platoon. The platoon, flown by chopper to the forward operating base at Santa Monica Airport, is being led by a new 2nd Lt. Martinez (Ramon Rodriguez). They are sent on a mission to rescue some civilians who are trapped at the police station within alien territory. They only have 3 hours to complete their mission and get out before the Air Force bombs that zone. (Read More)

Themes:military,  escape,  drunkenness
Story:self sacrifice,  shaky cam,  hand grenade,  shot in the arm,  exploding body,  tank,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  binoculars,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  ambush,  police station,  survival,  shot in the back,  death of father,  rifle,  battle,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  death,  violence,  dog

Enemy At The Gates (2001)
Drama, History, War

Enemy At The Gates (2001)

In World War II, the fall of Stalingrad will mean the collapse of the whole country. The Germans and Russians are fighting over every block, leaving only ruins behind. The Russian sniper Vassili Zaitsev stalks the Germans, taking them out one by one, thus hurting the morale of the German troops. The political officer Danilov leads him on, publishing his efforts to give his countrymen some hope. But Vassili eventually start to feel that he can not live up to the expectations on him. He and Danilov fall in love with the same girl, Tanya, a female soldier. From Germany comes the master sniper Konig to put an end to the extraordinary skilled Russian sniper. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:snow
Characters:russian,  jewish
Story:comrade,  red army,  mass grave,  swastika,  vodka,  communist,  what happened to epilogue,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  tank,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  binoculars,  execution,  shot in the back,  rifle,  battle,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  horse,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  world war two,  based on true story,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

Riddick (2013) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008)
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
Story:stabbed in the leg,  animal attack,  killing an animal,  shot in the arm,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  ambush,  survival,  shot in the back,  bomb,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  urination,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  one word title,  dog,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

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

The Mummy (2017)

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

Themes:military,  escape,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:forest
Story:self sacrifice,  film starts with text,  murder of family,  stabbed in the leg,  hand grenade,  subtitled scene,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  prologue,  binoculars,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  axe,  ambush,  shot in the back,  battle,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  horse,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  murder,  dog,  blood,  death,  violence

Attack The Block (2011)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Attack The Block (2011)

Attack the Block follows an unlucky young woman and and a gang of tough inner-city kids who make an unlikely alliance to try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into a war-zone.

Themes:escape,  revenge,  friendship
Characters:nurse
Story:animal attack,  killing an animal,  exploding body,  death of child,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  binoculars,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  axe,  ambush,  survival,  written by director,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  blood,  violence,  death,  murder,  dog

The Flowers Of War (2011)
Drama, History, Romance, War

The Flowers Of War (2011)

In 1937 China, during the second Sino-Japanese war, a mortician, John ('Christian Bale' (qv)) arrives at a Catholic church in Nanjing to prepare a priest for burial. Upon arrival he finds himself the lone adult among a group of convent girl students and prostitutes from a nearby brothel. When he finds himself in the unwanted position of protector of both groups from the horrors of the invading Japanese army, he discovers the meaning of sacrifice and honor. (Read More)

Themes:military,  escape,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:campfire,  village
Story:self sacrifice,  bread,  hiding,  traitor,  sacrifice,  death of child,  tank,  ambush,  survival,  death of father,  rifle,  battle,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  face slap,  urination,  machine gun,  horse,  food,  blood splatter,  rain,  corpse,  world war two,  based on true story,  pistol,  explosion,  blood,  death,  murder

Children Of Men (2006) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008)
Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Children Of Men (2006)

The world's youngest citizen has just died at 18, and humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction. Set in and around a dystopian London fractious with violence and warring nationalistic sects, Children of Men follows the unexpected discovery of a lone pregnant woman and the desperate journey to deliver her to safety and restore faith for a future beyond those presently on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:faith,  escape,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:forest
Characters:baby
Story:self sacrifice,  shaky cam,  murder of a police officer,  barn,  killing an animal,  death of son,  refugee,  death of child,  tank,  execution,  ambush,  survival,  bomb,  battle,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  food,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  death,  violence,  blood,  dog,  murder

Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood Of War (2004)
Action, Drama, War

Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood Of War (2004)

In 1950, in South Korea, shoe-shiner Jin-tae Lee and his 18-year-old old student brother, Jin-seok Lee, form a poor but happy family with their mother, Jin-tae's fiance Young-shin Kim, and her young sisters. Jin-tae and his mother are tough workers, who sacrifice themselves to send Jin-seok to the university. When North Korea invades the South, the family escapes to a relative's house in the country, but along their journey, Jin-seok is forced to join the army to fight in the front, and Jin-tae enlists too to protect his young brother. The commander promises Jin-tae that if he gets a medal he would release his brother, and Jin-tae becomes the braver soldier in the company. Along the bloody war between brothers, the relationship of Jin-seok with his older brother deteriorates leading to a dramatic and tragic end. (Read More)

Themes:military
Characters:nurse
Story:air raid,  commander,  bunker,  hand grenade,  traitor,  sacrifice,  refugee,  exploding body,  tank,  execution,  stabbed in the chest,  ambush,  shot in the back,  battle,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  brother brother relationship,  based on true story,  explosion,  family relationships,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence

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