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Demolition Man (1993)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Demolition Man (1993)

Frozen in 1996, Simon Phoenix, a convicted crime lord, is revived for a parole hearing well into the 21st century. Revived into a society free from crime, Phoenix resumes his murderous rampage, and no one can stop him. John Spartan, the police officer who captured Phoenix in 1996, has also been cryogenically frozen, this time for a crime he did not commit. In 2032, the former cities of Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Barbara have merged into peaceful, utopian San Angeles. Unable to stop him with their non-violent solutions, the police release Spartan to help recapture Phoenix. Now after 36 years, Spartan has to adapt himself to the future society he has no knowledge about. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, sadism, terrorism, conspiracy, betrayal, revenge
Mood:nightmare, satire, gore
Locations:museum, restaurant
Characters:warrior
Period:future, 2030s, 1990s
Story:parole hearing, gasoline fire, eye gouging, underground resistance, laser gun, future shock, near future, hero from the past, sawed off shotgun, anti hero, setting a dead body on fire, building on fire, police car chase, action hero, building explosion, car explosion, foot chase, futuristic police car, jumping from one moving vehicle to another, stolen police car

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:surveillance, sadism, betrayal, revenge
Locations:restaurant
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:near future, anti hero, action hero, foot chase, rescue attempt, wrongful imprisonment, corrupt official, maverick cop, stick fight, ex cop, desert eagle, car chase, body landing on a car, tough cop, dual wield, security camera, machismo, police brutality, ak 47, die hard scenario

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician.

Themes:conspiracy, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior
Period:1990s
Story:sawed off shotgun, anti hero, action hero, car explosion, six shooter, repeated line, maverick cop, one liner, car chase, body landing on a car, tough cop, wisecrack humor, kicked in the crotch, m 16, dual wield, murder of a police officer, reverse footage, machismo, die hard scenario, opening action scene

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

Ride Along (2014)

Ben must prove he is good enough to date cop James' sister. By doing this he goes on a "Ride Along" to show that he is not weak and he will do whatever it takes to get James' approval but along the way runs into a few obstacles that he has to overcome in a very funny way.

Themes:betrayal
Story:anti hero, action hero, foot chase, police lieutenant, maverick cop, desert eagle, car chase, body landing on a car, tough cop, wisecrack humor, singing in a car, exploding building, security camera, scene during opening credits, police brutality, ak 47, corrupt cop, opening action scene, kicked in the face, product placement

Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

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

Themes:surveillance, sadism, terrorism, conspiracy, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior
Story:eye gouging, near future, sawed off shotgun, anti hero, action hero, foot chase, murder spree, rescue attempt, cryogenics, scene before opening credits, fight to the death, car chase, body landing on a car, exploding head, dual wield, mercilessness, back from the dead, mind control, laser, machismo

Passenger 57 (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Passenger 57 (1992)

Air travel is the safest, the FAA says. But the FAA never figured the risk with Charles Rane on board. "The Rane of Terror" has masterminded four terrorist attacks. Soon there will be a fifth -- and that's bad news for the passengers on Flight 163. But there's good news too: the man in seat 57! Wesley Snipes plays John Cutter, an undercover security operative who enters the lavatory and exits to find Rane (Bruce Payne) and his gang have taken over. Cutter's next move is clear. Do. Or be done to. This is why Passenger 57 (1992) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993). (Read More)

Themes:sadism, terrorism, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior
Period:1990s
Story:anti hero, action hero, foot chase, one liner, ex cop, fight to the death, wisecrack humor, m 16, mercilessness, reverse footage, machismo, police brutality, die hard scenario, neck breaking, opening action scene, kicked in the face, evil man, one against many, duel, one man army

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)

Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, terrorism, conspiracy, betrayal, revenge
Locations:restaurant
Characters:warrior
Story:sawed off shotgun, anti hero, action hero, foot chase, car stunt, one liner, gun held to head, computer cracker, car chase, body landing on a car, wisecrack humor, dual wield, mercilessness, bald man, exploding building, security camera, ak 47, opening action scene, kicked in the face, tough girl

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant
Characters:warrior
Story:anti hero, action hero, foot chase, repeated line, car chase, fight to the death, body landing on a car, dual wield, mercilessness, machismo, neck breaking, opening action scene, kicked in the face, tough girl, product placement, character repeating someone else's dialogue, one against many, one man army, disarming someone, mixed martial arts

Machete Kills (2013) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Machete Kills (2013)

During an operation of a Mexican Cartel, Machete Cortez and Sartana Rivera intercept the criminals alone, but another group arrives and a masked man kills Sartana. Machete is arrested, accused of killing his beloved Sartana and Sheriff Doakes hangs Machete. But the President of the USA Rathcock pardons and recruits Machete to kill the revolutionary Marcos Mendez that has threatened the USA with a missile with a bomb. Machete goes to San Antonio to meet the Miss San Antonio Blanca Vasquez that will be the liaison between Machete and President Rathcock. Then Machete goes to the brothel of Madame Desdemona to seek out the prostitute Cereza that is Mendez's mistress. Machete meets Mendez and learns that his heart is connected to the missile and only the arm dealer Luther Voz is capable to disarm the bomb. Now Machete needs to bring Mendez to the USA in less than twenty-four hours and save his new country in a dangerous journey with betrayals. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, sadism, terrorism, conspiracy, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior
Story:laser gun, sawed off shotgun, anti hero, action hero, foot chase, car chase, fight to the death, wisecrack humor, dual wield, exploding building, security camera, police brutality, ak 47, corrupt cop, neck breaking, president, tough girl, character repeating someone else's dialogue, electrocution, one against many

Allegiant (2016)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

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

Themes:surveillance, terrorism, conspiracy, betrayal, revenge
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:laser gun, near future, anti hero, action hero, foot chase, totalitarianism, utopia, subterranean, computer cracker, prison escape, cyberpunk, reverse footage, social commentary, laser, fish out of water, security camera, dystopia, kicked in the face, tough girl, evil man

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game-and the rest of the crew has been exonerated-the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, the elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world's stage... and to bring home the man who made them a family. This is why The Fate Of The Furious (2017) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, betrayal, terrorism, revenge
Locations:restaurant
Characters:warrior
Story:woman, anti hero, action hero, foot chase, car stunt, one liner, computer cracker, desert eagle, prison escape, fight to the death, car chase, body landing on a car, wisecrack humor, thrown through a window, mercilessness, bald man, exploding building, security camera, scene during opening credits, ak 47

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, terrorism, betrayal, revenge
Mood:satire, gore
Characters:warrior
Story:anti hero, action hero, car stunt, cryogenics, six shooter, hamburger, computer cracker, desert eagle, car chase, fight to the death, body landing on a car, wisecrack humor, dual wield, mercilessness, reverse footage, social commentary, back from the dead, culture clash, exploding building, enemy

Red Dawn (2012) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993)
Action, Thriller

Red Dawn (2012)

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

Themes:surveillance, terrorism, betrayal, revenge
Locations:restaurant
Characters:warrior
Story:underground resistance, anti hero, action hero, building explosion, police sergeant, rescue attempt, car chase, body landing on a car, mercilessness, murder of a police officer, exploding building, security camera, machismo, ak 47, graffiti, die hard scenario, tough girl, product placement, one against many, disarming someone

Logan (2017)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, conspiracy, betrayal, revenge
Mood:nightmare, gore
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:near future, anti hero, action hero, foot chase, freeze to death, car chase, fight to the death, body landing on a car, wisecrack humor, cyberpunk, mercilessness, social commentary, bald man, mind control, fish out of water, scene during opening credits, neck breaking, dystopia, pursuit, opening action scene

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:revenge
Characters:warrior
Story:anti hero, foot chase, female cop, tough cop, dual wield, machismo, police brutality, corrupt cop, die hard scenario, opening action scene, tough girl, police detective, weapon, woman, police station, hand to hand combat, held at gunpoint, showdown, brawl, gunfight

Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)

The second "Highlander" movie, again with Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery. It's the year 2024 and all the ozone above Earth has gone. To protect people from dying, MacLeod helped in the construction of a giant "shield", several years ago. But, since there isn't left anyone Immortal after MacLeod's victory in the previous film, he has stopped being an Immortal himself. Now he is just an old man, until one day some other Immortals arrive on our planet. You see, the Immortals come from another planet... This is why Highlander II: The Quickening (1991) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, terrorism, conspiracy, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior
Period:future, 1990s
Story:laser gun, near future, anti hero, action hero, computer cracker, cyberpunk, back from the dead, social commentary, fish out of water, exploding building, security camera, neck breaking, dystopia, tough girl, evil man, electrocution, one against many, one man army, disarming someone, severed head

The Equalizer (2014) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993)
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:surveillance, sadism
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant
Characters:warrior
Story:sawed off shotgun, anti hero, action hero, foot chase, murder of a police officer, bald man, exploding building, security camera, ak 47, corrupt cop, die hard scenario, neck breaking, kicked in the face, product placement, character repeating someone else's dialogue, electrocution, one against many, police detective, one man army, disarming someone

El Mariachi (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

El Mariachi (1992)

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

Themes:betrayal, revenge
Mood:nightmare, gore
Characters:warrior
Period:1990s
Story:sawed off shotgun, anti hero, action hero, foot chase, arms, murder spree, rescue attempt, repeated line, scene before opening credits, prison escape, body landing on a car, dual wield, mercilessness, reverse footage, fish out of water, machismo, opening action scene, evil man, product placement, character repeating someone else's dialogue

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:surveillance, betrayal, revenge
Story:action hero, foot chase, fight to the death, kicked in the crotch, social commentary, machismo, ak 47, neck breaking, dystopia, one against many, duel, one man army, disarming someone, mixed martial arts, ambush, hand to hand combat, showdown, brawl, gunfight, tough guy

Black Dynamite (2009)
Action, Comedy

Black Dynamite (2009)

This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House.. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy, revenge
Characters:warrior
Story:eye gouging, action hero, car explosion, foot chase, eyeball, car chase, thrown through a window, m 16, kicked in the face, one against many, duel, one man army, disarming someone, severed head, woman, decapitation, revolver, hand to hand combat, showdown, brawl

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

After accomplishing the assignment of dismantling a human trafficking organization, the former military and drifter Jack Reacher goes to Washington to invite his liaison, Major Susan Turner, to have dinner with him. However, he meets her substitute, Colonel Sam Morgan, who explains that Major Turner has been arrested and accused of espionage. Jack seeks out her veteran lawyer, Colonel Bob Moorcroft, who explains that Major Turner has also been accused of the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Further, he also tells Jack he is being sued, accused by a woman of being the father of her fifteen year-old daughter, Samantha. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. He sees that Turner and he have been framed and also that Turner will be killed by two assassins. However, he rescues her and they flee. Soon, they realize that there is a conspiracy involving military people from the army and a government contractor that is a powerful arms dealer. Jack also learns that Samantha is in danger and Turner and he rescue her. They decide to protect her since a skilled assassin is hunting them down while they try to find the motive of the conspiracy. Who can be trusted? This is why Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, conspiracy, betrayal, revenge
Locations:restaurant
Characters:warrior
Story:anti hero, action hero, foot chase, stolen police car, arms, car stunt, beret, scene before opening credits, stick fight, prison escape, fight to the death, car chase, mercilessness, reverse footage, security camera, scene during opening credits, corrupt cop, neck breaking, kicked in the face, tough girl

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

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

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

Themes:conspiracy, betrayal
Locations:restaurant
Period:future
Story:future shock, near future, lapd, female cop, eyeball, ex cop, car chase, fight to the death, cyberpunk, mercilessness, social commentary, dystopia, opening action scene, kicked in the face, product placement, character repeating someone else's dialogue, police detective, disarming someone, mixed martial arts, police car

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

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

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

Themes:betrayal, revenge
Mood:nightmare, gore
Locations:restaurant
Characters:warrior
Story:eye gouging, anti hero, action hero, car explosion, foot chase, police lieutenant, corrupt official, eyeball, eye, car chase, body landing on a car, gasoline, thrown through a window, exploding head, kicked in the crotch, dual wield, murder of a police officer, corrupt cop, neck breaking, automobile

Desperado (1995)
Action, Thriller

Desperado (1995)

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

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
Period:1990s
Story:woman, sawed off shotgun, anti hero, action hero, passionate kiss, desert eagle, body landing on a car, wisecrack humor, m 16, dual wield, machismo, neck breaking, opening action scene, tough girl, evil man, one against many, one man army, disarming someone, mixed martial arts, ambush

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)

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

Themes:conspiracy, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant
Characters:warrior
Story:eye gouging, action hero, foot chase, corrupt official, disposing of a dead body, stick fight, fight to the death, car chase, body landing on a car, tough cop, thrown through a window, kicked in the crotch, murder of a police officer, machismo, police brutality, corrupt cop, neck breaking, kicked in the face, one against many, police detective

Underworld Awakening (2012)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Underworld Awakening (2012)

Mankind discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan species and they begin a war to annihilate the races. When Selene meets with Michael in the harbor, they are hit by a grenade and Selene passes out. Twelve years later, Selene awakes from a cryogenic sleep in the Antigen laboratory and meets the Vampire David. She learns that she had been the subject of the scientist Dr. Jacob Lane and the Vampire and Lycan species have been practically eradicated from Earth. But Selene is still connected to Michael and has visions that she believes that belongs to Michael's sight. However she has a surprise and finds that she has a powerful daughter named Eve that has been raised in the laboratory. Now Selene and David have to protect Eve against the Lycans that intend to use her to inoculate their species against silver. This is why Underworld Awakening (2012) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, conspiracy, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:anti hero, cryogenics, desert eagle, body landing on a car, thrown through a window, cyberpunk, social commentary, back from the dead, fish out of water, security camera, police brutality, neck breaking, dystopia, kicked in the face, tough girl, character repeating someone else's dialogue, one against many, police detective, severed head, mixed martial arts

Knight And Day (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

June has a garage in Boston. At an airport heading home, a man bumps into her a few times and tries to keep her off the plane. He's under FBI surveillance; they wonder if he and she are working together, so they let both on a flight full of armed men wanting to arrest the stranger. He's Roy, he shoots his way out of trouble and tells her she's in danger. She's home the next day, miraculously, when agents pick her up; Roy saves her again, and a transcontinental chase ensues with Roy convincing her that he's the good guy, protecting an energy source that a rogue agent wants to sell on the black market. Can she trust Roy, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance
Locations:restaurant
Story:anti hero, action hero, foot chase, firing two guns simultaneously, gun held to head, desert eagle, car chase, body landing on a car, reverse footage, singing in a car, exploding building, security camera, kicked in the face, product placement, character repeating someone else's dialogue, one against many, one man army, disarming someone, woman, ambush

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

The Mummy (2017)

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

Themes:surveillance, betrayal, revenge
Locations:museum
Characters:warrior
Story:anti hero, action hero, foot chase, subterranean, stick fight, fight to the death, wisecrack humor, mercilessness, reverse footage, back from the dead, mind control, security camera, ak 47, opening action scene, product placement, character repeating someone else's dialogue, electrocution, one man army, disarming someone, mixed martial arts

Ngo Si Seoi (1998) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)

Jackie Chan, a top secret militant soldier, crashes into the South African jungle after his mission of kidnapping three scientists (who were experimenting with a powerful mineral) has gone awry. Waking up in a village of local natives, Chan has no memory of who he is, thus being addressed as "Who Am I". His journey with aid from two female sidekicks to find out his identity leads him all the way to Rotterdam where he coincidentally discovers the location of the organization that kidnapped the three scientists. With no memory, Chan is thirsty for answers by any means necessary. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, conspiracy, betrayal
Characters:warrior
Period:1990s
Story:action hero, foot chase, car stunt, car chase, laser, fish out of water, scene during opening credits, police brutality, die hard scenario, opening action scene, kicked in the face, tough girl, product placement, one against many, police detective, one man army, disarming someone, mixed martial arts, ambush, police station

The Running Man (1987)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Running Man (1987)

In the year 2017, the world economy has collapsed. The great freedoms of the United States are no longer, as the once great nation has sealed off its borders and become a militarized police state, censoring all film, art, literature, and communications. Even so, a small resistance force led by two revolutionaries manages to fight the oppression. With full control over the media, the government attempts to quell the nation's yearning for freedom by broadcasting a number of game shows on which convicted criminals fight for their lives. The most popular and sadistic of these programs is "The Running Man," hosted by Damon Killian. When a peaceful protest of starving citizens gathers in Bakersfield, California, a police officer named Ben Richards is ordered to fire on the crowd, which he refuses to do. Subdued by the other officers, the attack is carried out, and Richards is framed for the murder of almost a hundred unarmed civilians. Following a daring jail break months later, Richards is captured once again and forced to appear on "The Running Man" with three other convicts. With their help, he fights his way through a cadre of sadistic gladiators hunting them down through the ruins of a Los Angeles earthquake, but not promising Killian that he'll return to settle the score when the show's host double-crosses him. In the meantime, the contestants must search through the ruins for the resistance in the hopes of finally broadcasting the truth about the government. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, sadism, conspiracy, betrayal, revenge
Mood:satire, gore
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:near future, anti hero, action hero, automation, totalitarianism, wrongful imprisonment, computer cracker, ex cop, prison escape, fight to the death, wisecrack humor, exploding head, kicked in the crotch, cyberpunk, mercilessness, murder of a police officer, censorship, social commentary, exploding building, security camera

Homefront (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Homefront (2013)

Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his actions against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his bosses son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9 year old daughter, Maddy. He decides to quit the turbulent and demanding life of thrill for Maddy's sake and retires to a small town. His daughter fights off a boy who is bullying her at school, and this sets in motion a round of events that end in his direct confrontation with the local Meth drug lord. His past history with the biker gang also enters the arena, making matters more complex. But he has a mission in his mind to protect his daughter and he is ready to pay any cost that it demands. This is why Homefront (2013) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior
Story:anti hero, action hero, building explosion, foot chase, stolen police car, ex cop, car chase, gasoline, murder of a police officer, culture clash, exploding building, scene during opening credits, machismo, ak 47, die hard scenario, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, one against many, one man army, mixed martial arts

American Assassin (2017)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, sadism, terrorism, conspiracy, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant
Characters:warrior
Story:eye gouging, anti hero, action hero, foot chase, rescue attempt, computer cracker, car chase, fight to the death, body landing on a car, gasoline, mercilessness, reverse footage, machismo, ak 47, opening action scene, tough girl, character repeating someone else's dialogue, electrocution, one against many, one man army

Rush Hour (1998) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rush Hour (1998)

Cultures clash and tempers flares as the two cops named Detective Inspector Lee a Hong Kong Detective and Detective James Carter FBI, a big-mouthed work-alone Los Angeles cop who are from different worlds discovers one thing in common: they can't stand each other. With time running out, they must join forces to catch the criminals and save the eleven-year-old Chinese girl of the Chinese consul named Soo Yung. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, revenge
Locations:museum
Characters:warrior
Period:1990s
Story:lapd, action hero, foot chase, corrupt official, female cop, maverick cop, police chief, stick fight, desert eagle, tough cop, wisecrack humor, dual wield, singing in a car, culture clash, fish out of water, exploding building, security camera, machismo, opening action scene, kicked in the face

Exit Wounds (2001)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Exit Wounds (2001)

Orin Boyd (Seagal) is a Detroit cop who doesn't follow rules. After he saved the Vice President by violating every order he received he is transferred to one of the worst precincts in the city. There he quickly encounters some corrupt cops selling heroin to drug dealers. The problem is, it's very difficult to tell who is the bad guy and who you can trust. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, terrorism, conspiracy, betrayal
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant
Characters:warrior
Story:president, anti hero, action hero, foot chase, police sergeant, wrongful imprisonment, street fight, female cop, maverick cop, police chief, computer cracker, desert eagle, car chase, fight to the death, body landing on a car, tough cop, wisecrack humor, thrown through a window, dual wield, mercilessness

Criminal (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, terrorism, conspiracy, betrayal, revenge
Locations:restaurant
Characters:warrior
Story:anti hero, action hero, car explosion, foot chase, car in water, repeated line, computer cracker, car chase, gasoline, mercilessness, fish out of water, security camera, opening action scene, product placement, electrocution, one against many, one man army, disarming someone, police car, psychopath

Lock Up (1989)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Lock Up (1989)

Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by Leone, and has now arrived on the scene to ensure that Leone never sees the light of day. This is why Lock Up (1989) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, sadism, conspiracy, betrayal, revenge
Characters:warrior
Story:anti hero, action hero, foot chase, nightstick, warden, corrupt official, prison escape, m 16, security camera, machismo, electrocution, disarming someone, psychopath, held at gunpoint, showdown, brawl, tough guy, shotgun, hero, machine gun

The Marine (2006) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993)
Action, Drama, Thriller

The Marine (2006)

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

Characters:warrior
Story:action hero, car chase, m 16, exploding building, machismo, ak 47, corrupt cop, neck breaking, opening action scene, one against many, police detective, one man army, disarming someone, mixed martial arts, police car, good versus evil, hand to hand combat, showdown, brawl, gunfight

Grimsby (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Grimsby (2016)

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

Themes:surveillance, terrorism, conspiracy, betrayal, revenge
Mood:satire, gore
Locations:museum
Characters:warrior
Story:action hero, foot chase, car in water, desert eagle, car chase, body landing on a car, wisecrack humor, kicked in the crotch, reverse footage, social commentary, culture clash, fish out of water, exploding building, scene during opening credits, ak 47, neck breaking, opening action scene, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, one against many

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city.

Themes:surveillance, terrorism, conspiracy, betrayal, revenge
Characters:warrior
Story:sawed off shotgun, anti hero, action hero, building explosion, car explosion, foot chase, rescue attempt, subterranean, computer cracker, prison escape, fight to the death, gasoline, mercilessness, murder of a police officer, social commentary, exploding building, enemy, security camera, underground, ak 47

Takers (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Takers (2010)

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

Themes:surveillance, betrayal, revenge
Story:foot chase, lapd, hollywood sign, desert eagle, car chase, body landing on a car, m 16, murder of a police officer, reverse footage, security camera, machismo, police brutality, ak 47, corrupt cop, kicked in the face, product placement, character repeating someone else's dialogue, police detective, ambush, police station

Dracula 2000 (2000) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Dracula 2000 (2000)

In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship. Van Helsing and Simon travel from London to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing's daughter Mary (Waddell) from the family's life long nemesis - Dracula. This is why Dracula 2000 (2000) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, betrayal, revenge
Mood:nightmare, gore
Characters:warrior
Story:foot chase, retina scan faked, retina scan, one liner, computer cracker, wisecrack humor, mercilessness, reverse footage, back from the dead, mind control, security camera, scene during opening credits, neck breaking, kicked in the face, evil man, product placement, severed head, mixed martial arts, ambush, police station

Kokaku Kidotai (1995)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Kokaku Kidotai (1995)

It is the year 2029. Technology has advanced so far that cyborgs are commonplace. In addition, human brains can connect to the internet directly. Major Motoko Kasunagi is an officer in Section 9, an elite, secretive police division that deals with special operations, including counter terrorism and cyber crime. She is currently on the trail of the Puppet Master, a cyber criminal who hacks into the brains of cyborgs in order to obtain information and to commit other crimes. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, terrorism, conspiracy
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:future shock, foot chase, female cop, police chief, computer cracker, ex cop, car chase, exploding head, cyberpunk, social commentary, mind control, laser, dystopia, kicked in the face, tough girl, mixed martial arts, ambush, revolver, hand to hand combat, bare butt

Furious Seven (2015)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Furious Seven (2015)

Dominic and his crew thought they'd left the criminal mercenary life behind. They'd defeated international terrorist Owen Shaw and went their separate ways. But now, Shaw's brother, Deckard Shaw, is out killing the crew one by one for revenge. Worse, a Somalian terrorist called Jakarde and a shady government official called "Mr. Nobody" are both competing to steal a computer terrorism program called "God's Eye," that can turn any technological device into a weapon. Torretto must reconvene with his team to stop Shaw and retrieve the God's Eye program while caught in a power struggle between the terrorist and the United States government. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, terrorism, revenge
Story:sawed off shotgun, anti hero, action hero, foot chase, car stunt, building collapse, microchip, one liner, stick fight, eye, ex cop, car chase, body landing on a car, thrown through a window, kicked in the crotch, dual wield, murder of a police officer, reverse footage, bald man, exploding building

The Nice Guys (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

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

Themes:conspiracy, sadism, betrayal, revenge
Characters:warrior
Story:woman, anti hero, action hero, car explosion, foot chase, corrupt official, hollywood sign, one liner, disposing of a dead body, eye, ex cop, car chase, body landing on a car, wisecrack humor, thrown through a window, dual wield, mercilessness, reverse footage, social commentary, scene during opening credits

Atomic Blonde (2017) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant
Story:foot chase, stolen police car, car in water, scene before opening credits, stick fight, fight to the death, car chase, body landing on a car, gasoline, mercilessness, scene during opening credits, neck breaking, opening action scene, kicked in the face, tough girl, product placement, character repeating someone else's dialogue, one against many, disarming someone, mixed martial arts

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

American Ultra (2015)

Small-town stoner Mike Howell ('Jesse Eisenberg' (qv)) spends most of his time getting high and writing a graphic novel about a superhero monkey. What Mike doesn't know is that he was trained by the CIA to be a lethal killing machine. When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Now, the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting wasted by the failed test subjects that are sent after him by the CIA. This is why American Ultra (2015) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, sadism, conspiracy, betrayal, revenge
Mood:satire, gore
Story:anti hero, repeated line, gasoline, thrown through a window, reverse footage, social commentary, exploding building, security camera, die hard scenario, neck breaking, tough girl, product placement, character repeating someone else's dialogue, one against many, one man army, disarming someone, weapon, mixed martial arts, ambush, police car

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

Xxx: State Of The Union (2005)

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

Themes:terrorism, betrayal
Locations:restaurant
Story:action hero, foot chase, nightstick, hamburger, scene before opening credits, car chase, wisecrack humor, thrown through a window, m 16, dual wield, machismo, ak 47, die hard scenario, president, opening action scene, one against many, duel, one man army, disarming someone, mixed martial arts

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

A series of strange robberies brings Axel Foley back to Beverly Hills to help his two fellow cops solve the case. All the familiar faces of the first film are back...

Story:action hero, breaking the rules, police sergeant, police chief, scene before opening credits, desert eagle, car chase, tough cop, wisecrack humor, thrown through a window, dual wield, scene during opening credits, machismo, opening action scene, police detective, disarming someone, weapon, mixed martial arts, woman, ambush

Stolen (2012) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Stolen (2012)

In New Orleans, the notorious bank thief and family man Will Montgomery steals $10m with his partners Vincent, Riley Jeffers and Hoyt. However, he has an argument with Vincent in the runaway and Hoyt leaves Will behind. He tries to flee but the FBI agent Tim Harlend organizes a manhunt and Will is captured, but he burns the stolen money to get rid of the evidence against him. Eight years later, Will leaves the prison and he goes to the house of his teenage daughter Alison Loeb, who has issues against him. Alison leaves Will alone in a coffee shop and takes a cab to go to a session with her shrink. However, a couple of minutes later, Will receives a phone call from Vincent, who is presumed dead, telling that he has abducted Alison and will kill her unless he receives the $10m of the last robbery. Now Will has twelve hours to find a way to rescue his daughter from the hands of the psychopath Vincent. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, betrayal, revenge
Locations:restaurant
Characters:warrior
Story:eye gouging, sawed off shotgun, anti hero, police car chase, foot chase, stolen police car, blow torch, car in water, car chase, gasoline, murder of a police officer, security camera, die hard scenario, opening action scene, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, police car, revolver, hand to hand combat, psychopath

Survivor (2015)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Survivor (2015)

A State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in the line of fire and she is targeted for death and framed for crimes. Discredited, she is forced to go on the run while she tries to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year's Eve in Times Square. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, terrorism, conspiracy, betrayal, revenge
Locations:restaurant
Story:eye gouging, foot chase, corrupt official, computer cracker, gasoline, exploding building, security camera, ak 47, die hard scenario, opening action scene, tough girl, product placement, police detective, ambush, revolver, hand to hand combat, held at gunpoint, showdown, brawl, gunfight

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