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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,  escape,  prejudice,  vengeance,  faith,  illness,  military,  drunkenness,  drinking,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:forest,  campfire,  village,  snow
Characters:russian,  jewish,  baby,  nurse
Period:winter
Story:minsk belarus,  nazi collaborator,  russian soldier,  camp,  self sacrifice,  jewish hero,  jewish resistance,  jewish ghetto,  jewish wedding,  jewish history,  based on book,  food,  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,  marsh,  black and white segues into color,  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,  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,  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,  dog,  murder,  violence,  death,  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,  tank,  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,  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,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood

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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,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

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

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,  friendship,  revenge
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,  dog,  murder,  violence,  blood

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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. This is why Red Dawn (2012) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008). (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,  violence,  murder,  death

Idi I Smotri (1985)
Drama, War

Idi I Smotri (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,  byelorussia,  belarus,  collaborator,  nazi occupation,  ss,  partisan,  german soldier,  newsreel footage,  hunger,  genocide,  communist,  refugee,  tank,  execution,  death of mother,  bomb,  rifle,  machine gun,  horse,  food,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  world war two,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  death,  murder,  violence,  dog

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,  dog,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death

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Lone Survivor (2013) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008)
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,  axe,  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,  blood,  death,  murder,  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,  violence,  blood,  murder

Centurion (2010)
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. This is why Centurion (2010) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008). (Read More)

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,  blood,  murder,  violence

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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,  murder,  violence,  death

Predators (2010) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008)
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,  blood,  violence,  death

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,  blood,  murder,  dog

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Seraphim Falls (2006)
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,  blood,  violence,  murder

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. This is why The Proposition (2005) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008). (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

Der Untergang (2004) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008)
Biography, Drama, History, War

Der Untergang (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:military,  illness,  escape,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:snow
Characters:russian,  jewish,  nurse
Story:bunker,  russian soldier,  based on book,  collaborator,  comrade,  year 1942,  red army,  air raid,  ss,  german soldier,  swastika,  anti semitism,  what happened to epilogue,  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,  corpse,  beating,  world war two,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  murder,  death,  dog,  violence,  blood

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Hercules (2014)
Action, Adventure

Hercules (2014)

1400 B.C., a tormented soul walked the Earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus. For this, he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors, and the death of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years, he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting, and the presence of death. These men and women never question where they go to fight, or why, or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now, the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen, when they must train an army to become as ruthless and bloodthirsty as their reputation has become. (Read More)

Themes:faith,  escape,  drunkenness,  revenge
Locations:village,  snow,  forest
Story:self sacrifice,  murder of family,  stabbed in the leg,  animal attack,  traitor,  death of son,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  farmer,  death of wife,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  axe,  ambush,  shot in the back,  battle,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  horse,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  knife,  one word title,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

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,  violence,  death,  murder

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)
Action, Horror, Romance

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)

The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it's too late.

Themes:prejudice,  illness,  military,  escape,  drunkenness,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:village,  forest
Story:traitor,  subtitled scene,  exploding body,  prologue,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  axe,  ambush,  survival,  rifle,  battle,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  horse,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  family relationships,  dog,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008)
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. This is why Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008). (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,  death,  dog,  murder,  violence,  blood

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
Period:winter
Story:russian soldier,  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,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

The Legend Of Hercules (2014)
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,  blood,  death,  murder,  violence

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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,  death,  violence,  murder

Warcraft (2016) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Warcraft (2016)

When the world of the Orcs of Draenor is being destroyed by the evil fel magic that uses life-force, the powerful warlock Gul'dan creates a portal to the world of Azeroth and forms the Horde with members of the Orc clans. He also captures many prisoners to keep the portal open. The king of Azeroth, Llane Wrynn and his brother-in-law, Anduin Lothar are informed by the apprentice of magician Khadgar that he has found fel magic in dead bodies and the king decides to summon the Guardian of Tirisfal, Medivh, to protect his kingdom. Lothar and Khadgar head to Kharazhan to meet Medivh and an ominous shadow points a book out to Khadgar, who takes it and hides. Anduin, Khadgar and Medivh and a group of soldiers are attacked by Orcs and they capture the slave Garona, who is released by King Llane, and she shows them the location of the portal. Garona is contacted by the Orc chief of a clan Durotan that wants to meet King Llane to stop the fel magic. Meanwhile Khadgar learns that the gate was opened with the help of someone in Azeroth. Shall King Llane trust Garona and Durotan, who might be the traitor? (Read More)

Themes:escape,  drunkenness,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:village,  snow,  forest
Characters:baby
Story:self sacrifice,  animal attack,  hammer,  traitor,  subtitled scene,  death of son,  exploding body,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  prologue,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  axe,  ambush,  survival,  river,  book,  battle,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  horse,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  blood,  death,  murder,  violence

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. This is why The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008). (Read More)

Themes:vengeance,  military,  escape,  revenge,  friendship
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,  dog,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

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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,  friendship,  revenge
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,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

The Guest (2014)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Themes:friendship,  revenge
Story:stabbed in the leg,  death of son,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  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,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

Attack The Block (2011) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008)
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,  murder,  blood,  death,  violence,  dog

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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,  violence,  blood,  dog,  murder,  death

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

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

The G.I. Joe team is framed for crimes against the country by Zartan, disguised as the President, and Cobra Commander has all the world leaders under his influence, with their advanced warheads headed towards innocent populaces around the world. Outnumbered and outgunned, the surviving team members form a plan with their original leader, General Joseph Colton, to rescue the President and face off Cobra Commander, his accomplices and the world leaders. This is why G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008). (Read More)

Themes:military,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:snow
Story:retaliation,  commander,  bunker,  hand grenade,  traitor,  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,  survival,  shot in the back,  bomb,  battle,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

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,  military,  drunkenness,  drinking,  revenge,  friendship
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,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

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The Monuments Men (2014) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008)
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,  landmine,  resistance fighter,  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,  death,  murder,  dog,  blood

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

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

Themes:vengeance
Characters:russian
Story:hanged man,  murder of a police officer,  hammer,  chess,  subtitled scene,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  shot in the back,  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,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

Zwartboek (2006)
Drama, Thriller, War

Zwartboek (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:escape,  starvation,  friendship,  revenge
Characters:jewish,  russian
Story:hiding,  nazi collaborator,  ss,  anti semitic slur,  marsh,  resistance fighter,  mass grave,  nazi occupation,  commander,  german soldier,  swastika,  communist,  traitor,  refugee,  death of wife,  holocaust,  prologue,  execution,  ambush,  survival,  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,  murder,  blood,  death,  violence

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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. This is why The Magnificent Seven (2016) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008). (Read More)

Themes:escape,  drunkenness,  revenge,  friendship
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,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

Jonah Hex (2010) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Western

Jonah Hex (2010)

During Grant's presidency, Jonah Hex is a remorseless bounty hunter. In the Civil War, he was a rebel whose honor put him afoul of a Confederate general, Quentin Turnbull, who murdered Jonah's family while Jonah watched. As a result of the ordeal, Jonah's face is disfigured and he can talk with the dead. After staging his own death, Turnbull, with a group of rebel stalwarts, hatches a plan to bring the Union to its knees. Grant wants Hex to stop it. While the nation readies to celebrate Independence Day, Hex and an unlikely ally have little time to stop Turnbull and his weapon of mass destruction. (Read More)

Themes:military,  drunkenness,  revenge
Locations:campfire
Story:hatchet,  murder of family,  animal attack,  murder of a police officer,  death of son,  exploding body,  death of wife,  prologue,  execution,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  axe,  shot in the back,  rifle,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  horse,  fistfight,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  murder,  death,  violence,  dog

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

The siblings Hansel and Gretel are left alone in the woods by their father and captured by a dark witch in a candy house. However they kill the witch and escape from the spot. Years later, the orphans have become famous witch hunters. When eleven children go missing in a small village, the Mayor summons Hansel and Gretel to rescue them, and they save the red haired Mina from the local sheriff who wants to burn her, accusing Mina of witchcraft. Soon they discover that the Blood Moon will approach in three days and the powerful dark witch Muriel is responsible for the abduction of children. She intends to use the children together with a secret ingredient in a Sabbath to make the coven of witches protected against the fire. Meanwhile Hansel and Gretel disclose secrets about their parents. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:village,  forest
Story:lynching,  hanged man,  death of loved one,  stabbed in the leg,  shot in the arm,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  farmer,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  axe,  ambush,  shot in the back,  death of mother,  death of father,  rifle,  battle,  written by director,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:escape,  revenge
Characters:russian
Story:vodka,  stabbed in the leg,  subtitled scene,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  prologue,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  ambush,  survival,  shot in the back,  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,  knife,  explosion,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood,  dog

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

Allegiant (2016) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love. This is why Allegiant (2016) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008). (Read More)

Themes:military,  escape,  revenge
Locations:village,  forest
Story:genocide,  traitor,  sacrifice,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  execution,  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,  fistfight,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  family relationships,  one word title,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

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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,  friendship,  revenge
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,  murder,  death

Hardcore Henry (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... (Read More)

Themes:escape,  drunkenness,  revenge
Locations:forest
Characters:russian
Story:self sacrifice,  shaky cam,  vodka,  stabbed in the leg,  rape victim,  hand grenade,  subtitled scene,  shot in the arm,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  tank,  beaten to death,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  axe,  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,  horse,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  death,  dog,  murder,  violence

Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)
Drama, History, War

Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)

The island of Iwo Jima stands between the American military force and the home islands of Japan. Therefore the Imperial Japanese Army is desperate to prevent it from falling into American hands and providing a launching point for an invasion of Japan. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi is given command of the forces on the island and sets out to prepare for the imminent attack. General Kuribayashi, however, does not favor the rigid traditional approach recommended by his subordinates, and resentment and resistance fester among his staff. In the lower echelons, a young soldier, Saigo, a poor baker in civilian life, strives with his friends to survive the harsh regime of the Japanese army itself, all the while knowing that a fierce battle looms. When the American invasion begins, both Kuribayashi and Saigo find strength, honor, courage, and horrors beyond imagination. (Read More)

Themes:illness,  military,  escape,  drinking,  friendship
Story:air raid,  commander,  bunker,  exploding body,  tank,  binoculars,  no opening credits,  stabbed to death,  survival,  bomb,  rifle,  book,  battle,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  horse,  food,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  rain,  beating,  world war two,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  blood,  dog,  murder,  violence,  death

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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,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

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. This is why Killer Elite (2011) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008). (Read More)

Themes:military,  escape,  revenge
Story:punched in the crotch,  film starts with text,  what happened to epilogue,  death of son,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed to death,  shot in the back,  death of father,  book,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  based on true story,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

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,  battle,  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,  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,  death,  violence,  blood,  dog

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

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

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

Themes:escape,  revenge
Locations:snow,  forest
Story:self sacrifice,  shot in the shoulder,  prologue,  execution,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  police station,  survival,  shot in the back,  bomb,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  violence,  dog,  death,  blood,  murder

Ben-hur (2016) is one of the best movies like Defiance (2008)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History

Ben-hur (2016)

Themes:vengeance,  faith,  escape,  revenge
Locations:campfire,  village,  snow
Story:self sacrifice,  resistance fighter,  man crying,  execution,  teacher student relationship,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  axe,  reference to god,  battle,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  horse,  corpse,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder,  dog

Only God Forgives (2013)
Crime, Drama

Only God Forgives (2013)

Bangkok. Ten years ago Julian killed a man and went on the run. Now he manages a Thai boxing club as a front for a drugs operation. Respected in the criminal underworld, deep inside, he feels empty. When Julian's brother murders an underage prostitute, the police call on retired cop Chang - the Angel of Vengeance. Chang allows the father to kill his daughter's murderer, then 'restores order' by chopping off the man's right hand. Julian's mother Crystal - the head of a powerful criminal organization - arrives in Bangkok to collect her son's body. She dispatches Julian to find his killers and 'raise hell'. (Read More)

Themes:vengeance,  revenge
Story:stabbed in the leg,  murder of a police officer,  subtitled scene,  death of son,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  stabbed to death,  shot in the back,  death of mother,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  murder,  violence,  blood

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